Thursday, February 9, 2012


You may have heard Karl Lagerfeld's name a lot around the webosphere ( I just made that word up haha) all this week. Well, the not-so-nice attention sparked from an interview the Creative Director of Chanel and Fendi did Monday with Metro World News. When asked about  pop singer Lana Del Rey he responded:
 “I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But, as a modern singer, she is not bad. The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice. Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos, she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She’s not alone with implants.”

Do you guys remember that saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all'? Yeah. I think he missed that day in Kindergarten class haha. What upsets me the most about all this, is that Lagerfeld himself struggled with weight issues and with that being said, shouldn't he be the last person to tear someone down about weight?

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After much negative attention from the media and Adele fans worldwide, Lagerfeld has issued a statement in another Metro World News paper:
"I'd like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought. What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published. I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can't wait for her next CD."

Okay, that's nice... But what about you calling her fat?

Check out this video from E! News with Adele's feelings about her body. I love Adele and that she represents curvy & beautiful women as the norm. It doesn't matter how anyone feels about you. The only opinion that truly counts is your own!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Happy Hump Day! I've been meaning to do this post for a few weeks now about a lipstick that I absolutely ADORE. It's from CoverGirl's Lip Perfection lipstick line and the color is called 'Embrace'. It's a deep purple hue with a blue undertone which in my opinion really sets the color off. I've never seen a color quite like this one before and I'm truly addicted.

I first found out about this lipstick while on YouTube one day. You go on that website for one thing and in what feels like 5 minutes, you look up and not only have two hours passed but you now have a notepad with an endless list of products you need. Well on an impromtu visit to Target with a friend, I found the color that was on my wishlist! Super excited, I couldn't even wait until I got home to try it on. I put it on in the car mirror on my way to the movies and we've been having a love affair ever since... My other lip colors are totally jealous haha.

It lasts ALL day, if anything you'll have to scrub your lips to get it off! But I really don't mind at all, that's just another excuse for me to wear it the next day haha. It goes on smooth, and the quality is serious competition for even my YSL lipstick. You haven't heard the best part yet, the price! Only $5.49. Yes, it's true. So what are you waiting for? Go get one!

Make sure you check out the other colors in the Lip Perfection line!

Friday, January 27, 2012



Hey everyone! With it being a new year, I've decided to add a few new features to The JJ. Every two weeks or so, I'm going to post a "Juicy Tip". Every so often, I come across amazing beauty tips that have changed my life haha and I'm sure they can be helpful to you all as well. If you have any tips you'd like me to post, all is welcome. I love my readers and your suggestions mean the world to me!

I know I'm not alone in saying that it sucks like hell when your lipstick breaks, especially when it can cost as much as $40. Tired of throwing away money? Follow these effortless steps that will change your life! (I'm so dramatic haha)

STEP 1: Hold a match or lighter over the base of broken lipstick

STEP 2: Place broken piece on top of lipstick base and use a toothpick to smooth out the sides.

STEP 3: Place lipstick uncovered in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to solidify

STEP 4:  Roll lipstick down and it's READY FOR USE!

Hope you all enjoyed my first tip!


Hey my loves! Spring is in the air!! well not outside, but definitely in the mall. If you're going shopping to find winter gear, good luck because the spring and summer wear is EVERYWHERE! One item in particular that I must have this upcoming season is a tie front top. They are so much fun and can be worn so many ways including everything from an extra cas day at the beach to a fashionable girl's night out. Now that I've expressed my love for this top, let me just say, this is NOT a top you can just throw on without proper planning. I tried one on at Forever 21 which I thought I would love and was disappointed when I put it on. It wasn't that I didn't like the top but found that it created unnecessary emphasis on my stomach ( which is not flat!) I left the store without it. =[

After much thinking though, I realized that I should have gotten it. I am a strong believer that any style can be worn by any body shape... IF executed in the right way. So if the plus size girl can figure out how to wear a crop top and a two piece bikini without looking crazy, why can't I wear a top with a tie in the front??? So after a little focus, I've figured out some tricks of the trade. Allow me to share:


If you keep your bottoms loose and/or high waisted, you don't even have to worry about your belly'll only show a sliver of skin if that. Avoid leggings or anything that clings too much. (except maybe a bodycon skirt which moves everything into the right place =])


Yes, fake it until you make it. If you don't have the flattest stomach or aren't comfortable at the idea of letting skin show, why not pretend? When I say fake it, I don't mean for you to pull out the body shaper or girdle.. unless of course you want to. What I do recommend is to try wearing a neutral or black cami under your tie front top to give off the illusion of still showing skin without showing anything. I do this trick all the time when wearing crop tops and it works like a charm.. looks great too *snaps fingers* haha

Here are some ideas for how to wear your TIE FRONT TOP

How to wear your tie front top

How to wear your tie front top 2

How to wear your tie front top 3