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