Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What's Trending on Tuesday (Year Of Outfits edition )

Welcome back to my blog and Happy New Years Eve  Today for What's trending Tuesday I've decided to do a outfit fit look back, covering all of my favorite outfits from this year.

I hope you enjoy !!

Thanks So Much for standing by me, This is my very first month being a blogger and to have at least someone reading my blog is a wonderful experience. I love you all, and Happy New Year 

 Stay True To Your OWN Fashion XOXO

Monday, December 30, 2013

Makeup Mondays

                Clearing up your Thoughts on Concealers 

Hello, and welcome back to my blog, I hope you had a wonderful weekend, Today for makeup Monday I will be discussing different types of concealers, and how you can tell which shade is right for you just like I did with the foundation.

 Finding your right concealer can be kind of tricky considering that they are usually or preferably   lighter than your original skin tone. If you are unsure about your skin tone, feel free to go checkout a post I did a little earlier in the month discussing how to find your right foundation shade and then come back to this post. Trust me it will help when it comes time to pick your concealer. The link to that post will be HERE!!!

Alrighty then, Let's get down to business,

 Concealers can be used for multiple purposes, unfortunately  some people believe that concealers hide who you actually are.  Like say if I had a birthmark on my face, I could probably cover it with the right concealer and no one would ever know. To that I say it's totally up to you.

Sometimes people are quick to judge because of someone's situations, and they don't even know the deal. Feel free to not be judged here, If you want to do something do it. Life is  to short to care about what someone else thinks. Especially about something on YOUR body.

With that being said Concealers have different uses which can sometimes but not always include....

Covering scarsCovering Dark under eye circlesCovering dark-spotsHighlighting your faceSetting your eyebrowsCleaning up your eye looksMovie purposes

Now that you know  some of the different uses it will be easier to figure out what you want to use your concealer for, making it easier to figure out what type or brand you are going to use. Personally i'm not a brand junkie. I don't have to have a MAC concealer to live,I actually prefer drugstore brands which include Loreal, Maybelline, L.A. Colors etc. To me they work just as well or maybe even better than the higher end brands.

How to choose the right concealer shade for YOUR skin tone,

Here's all you need to know. you take your original skin tone, and your gonna wanna get a shade at least one or two shades lighter than your natural skin.


Well you want it to be lighter than you are because you want it to actually lighten your dark-spots, or highlight your face , or  conceal a mark or something, and the best way to do that is to have a lighter color. This is because of color contrast. If you are one color, and you use that same color to cover something, odds are it won't work, you need to create  a contrast between what you are trying to hide and what you are trying to keep, and this is where bronzer, and Contouring your face come in. which we will start to discuss next Monday..

 I hope this blog post was helpful for you, My goal is to help you find your perfect foundation routine, and by the end of this series, you will be able to Buy what's right for you, and blend it correctly.

 As always Thanks so much for reading my blog today, and remember to
 Stay True to your OWN fashion XOXO

Friday, December 27, 2013

Recap Friday

Hello and TGIF, I know you know what today is !!! That's right it's Friday .. OOOO, This week, I launched my Instagram Page for this blog , YAYYY!!! if you would like to follow me I will post my name in my bio, and that's where it will be from now on.

For Recap Friday this week,

Monday I talked about Eye-shadow pallets, different cost, and different qualities as last minute Christmas gifts to the special women in your life

Tuesday My blog post was about how Ugly Christmas Sweaters were trending and some of my favorites from the crazy bunches.

Wednesday was Christmas, I hope yours was merry and bright

Thursday I talked about some of my favorite websites for vintage clothes, weather it was casual or dressy.

I hope you enjoyed my blog this week, and that I inspired you to be different in some type of way

Thanks So Much for reading my Blog, And remember to Stay True to your OWN fashion XOXO

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Vintage Thursday !

Hello, I hope you had a Merry Christmas, today for Vintage Thursday I will be doing my favorite vintage websites to shop from, so far I've only talked about Esty but today I will share with you a couple of more sites that I have found that are excellent when it comes to finding your vintage needs



#5 http://www.modcloth.com/ --They have really good vintage clothes along with some of the newer styles as well.

#4 http://www.unique-vintage.com/-- This website is totally vintage based, they have great accessories and pieces more directed towards prom and special events 

#3 http://shopruche.com/ --I love shopruche.com they have lots of vintage clothes that are fairly priced and that have great quality.

#2 http://www.nastygal.com/--Nastygal is another one of my personal favorites. This website has everything you would ever need if you like that vintage style.

#1http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/-- This website has everything, clothes and house-wear all vintage. They are also having a end of the year sale so go check them out asap.

As always thanks so much for reading my blog and remember 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas !!!

Watcha Wearing Wednesday will be postedponed this week to celebrate Christmas, I hope that you have a Wonderful Christmas, and I will  see you tomorrow for  Vintage Thursday

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

What's Trending on Tuesday

Christmas Eve !!! That means Christmas is less than a day away, and i'm so excited.

 Today for What's Trending On Tuesday, we are going to talk about ....

                                                    Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Yes, this year they are definitely in, from Rudolph with the actual lighting nose, to Christmas trees with tassel, these Sweaters  are crazy ans stylish at the same time . Below are some of my favorite picks for Ugly Christmas Sweaters .. I hope you enjoy them, and i hope they put you in the mood to be merry !!

 As always Thanks So Much for reading, I hope you have a Great Day and remember , Stay True To your Own Fashion XOXO

Monday, December 23, 2013

Makeup Mondays

Makeup Monday 

Happy Monday,  I can't believe Christmas Eve is tomorrow, Time really does fly. This week for makeup Monday I will be doing a special holiday makeup review on some of my favorite eye shadow palettes that I think would make cute  last minute gifts for that special person in your life. Next week I will continue with the foundation routine series, where i will show you how to pick the correct concealer for your skin-tone.

 Here are my top three picks   

#3 e.l.f Studio Baked Eye Shadow Palette

Starting at $10.00  this is the perfect palette to get if your just starting out . Since it's a reasonable price you won't mind getting your fingers dirty and playing with it hands on

#2 Naked 3 -By Urban Decay

Naked 3 the Most talked about Palette ever. After the success of Naked 1 &2, Urban Decay decided to try their lucky hand at palette number 3. Starting at $52.00  I would definitely recommend having some type of experience with eye shadows and have a full eye brush set  before tackling this palette. It's for the advanced NOT the meek of heart, But to me it is a great palette that was constructed gracefully, and carefully put together.

#1 Lorac PRO Palette 
 The Number One palette by my standards this year would defiantly be the Lorac PRO . Starting at $42.00, you get an arrangement of colors and you don't have to be too experienced  to learn how to blend these in together. I would recommend this palette to some one who is serious about makeup, but isn't a professional

 I Hope These quick and simple reviews help you determine which set of shadows will do the job for you, an as always, stay true to your own fashion. XOXO

Friday, December 20, 2013

Recap Friday

Good Morning, and happy Friday, I hope your day is going great so far, today I will be looking at the fashion I've talked about all week long and just go over everything that was posted this past week, just in-case you missed anything, You can also click the day that you would like to revisit and it will take you directly to that page


On Monday I showed you how to pick the right foundation for your skin-tone,


On Tuesday I went over what was trending in fashion  for the week


I did a personal outfit of the day ,which covered what I was wearing 


I put together a vintage outfit from pieces off of Esty 

I hope you had fun reading my blog this week, please come back next week, where i will have a whole Christmas/ New years theme, like last min outfits and makeup looks as well

As always thanks so much for reading my blog, and remember Stay True to your own Fashion XOXO

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Vintage Thursday !

Hello wonderful beautiful people, And welcome back to my blog. On this Vintage Thursday I will pick some of my favorite vintage pieces from Etsy.com and construct and outfit. This outfit will be season appropriate, so with that being said let's get started !


  Black Fedora


Vintage 80's Sparkly Sweater


Vintage Suede Pink Pants


                                            Vintage Lady's Black Flat Shoes

This outfit was constructed from scratch by me with available pieces all located on Esty, below each item I have the name of the article of clothing and I also have the link within that name just in case you interested in what's being sold.

As always Thanks so much for reading and Remember Stay True to your own fashion XOXO

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Watcha' Wearing Wednesday

Hello, beautiful people, today I will be posting an outfit of the day. This outfit will consist of  a vintage sweater, black leggings, black combat boots, and a black beanie hat.
  If you would like to be featured on Watcha Wearing Wednesdays, please feel free to contact me by email at truebeyondafashionista@yahoo.com

Bennie- Target
Necklace-Body Central
Sweater- Vintage/ Thrift
Leggings- Forever 21
Combat Boots-Journey's

 Thanks for reading my blog today and as always Stay True to Your Own Fashion XOXO

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What's On Trending Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope your day so far has been splendid, Today I will be discussing some of the trends and in the order I think hey should go,

#5 Mixing Patterns

Deep Burnt Oranges, and Deep Dark Blues mixed with stripes polka dots and zigzagged lines these different patterns and shades of colors dominate the runways from the USA to Italy , and this trend is here to say, For now anyways.

#4 Ugly Christmas Sweaters

That's right bring out the ugly reindeer, snowmen, and snowflakes, because ugly Christmas sweaters are trending hard this year.

#3Faux it up with the foe Leather

Faux/Foe leather is a must have this season, starting with the Kim Kardashian Leather Leggings leather has been put everywhere since, including leather sleeves on shirts, leather pockets, leather trim the list goes on forever and so will this trend.

#2Boyfriend Jeans

 This trend is just starting, but will be a big one as we leave fall and head into winter and spring, women wearing cropped tops and Baggy Boyfriend jeans and sweaters together with big sun hats and cut out high heels will be all over tumblr in a few weeks

#1 Cropped Sweaters

 That's right Cropped things just won't go away. Cropped sweaters are going to be even more popular as we leave fall behind  and head for winter. This trend will probably  be more wearable in California opposed to New York ,just because of the temperature difference , but it's still going to make a big hit amongst teens and adults  ages 21-25 .

 Thanks so much for reading my blog post please come back next week when I will discuss Christmas trends and how they tie in to fashion, and don't forget to check out my blog tomorrow when I will go through my outfit of the day,what I was wearing where I got it from, and things of the nature. As always...

Stay True to Your Own Fashion XOXO

Monday, December 16, 2013

Makeup Monday ( How to Pick your Foundation Shade)

December 16, 2013

Makeup Monday 

Hello wonderful beautiful people and  welcome back to my blog. I hope you are well and that your Monday is going great so far,

My makeup Monday tip for this week will be showing you how to pick the correct foundation shade for your skin tone, Knowing this tip will help you achieve a flawless makeup look and keep you from having that  two-toned foundation between your face and your neck, often referred to as the awful cut off line... Let's get Started ..


I know this may sound a little elementary since you can obviously look just look in a mirror, but knowing your correct shade depending on the brand of foundation you will be using is also important. Each brand of foundation has their own skin tone chart. Within that skin-tone chart they have their different variations of browns,olives, tans etc, depending on their foundation formulas.  If you try to use a chart from one brand and buy your foundation from somewhere else other than that brand, you might pick the wrong shade. to ensure this doesn't happen you should always look up your chart first compare it to your skin and then take your match to the store where that brand is sold. Below there will be a general skin-tone chart, it was not produced by a brand so therefore you will be able to find your true skin-tone. Later on when you pick a brand you want to tryout just transpose the colors !!
General Skin-tone Chart

To find your exact match you can hold your hand up to the screen, or if you want to be fancy you can print it out and then cut the squares, Hold it up to your fist/ face , this will give you a more accurate match.


Reading this heading you're probably assuming M.A.C. Sephora ,  Benefit, L'Oreal, Maybelline, But that might not always be the case, although these are well known makeup providers, they sometimes cater to the lighter more pale/tan/olive skin-tones. If you know your shade and  yours matches good with their products then that's where you stick. Now this doesn't mean that you can't try other brands, just don't be surprised  if you can't find anything. For the darker skin-tones like ,brown/light brown /dark/tan  you might want to try a brand specifically made for your skin tone, . Black Opal, Black Radiance, ELF, and Iman, are of few brands that carry foundation lines completely for darker skin tones . From light to  deep dark they basically cover the opposite side of the spectrum. Trust me knowing this will make you search for the perfect foundation a lot more easier.


Starting something new can be hard, so if you mess up and get the wrong shade, or try the wrong brand it's fine. When I first started my foundation search I went through different shades, brands and lots of makeup remover wipes. To be honest with you it took me awhile to find out what worked for me, but when I did it was the start of my foundation routine, which I will be sharing with you in the coming weeks.

I hope you enjoyed my very first Makeup Monday, These are tips that I wish I would have known starting out. I am no where near an expert or a specialist when it comes to makeup but I will say that I  won't steer you wrong. Next week I will be covering how to blend the foundation in and what types of tools I personally use to do that with . My goal is  to give you the best information that I possibly can so that all questions are cleared, and so that you read my blog posts you can use them for future references . 

Thanks so much for reading my blog today, and like always Stay True to Your OWN Fashion XOXO

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hi wonderful beautiful people,

 My name is Shannon and i'm starting my very first fashion blog, this is something that I have always wanted to do, and I hope my readers enjoy my post and find them very helpful. This is just a little overview/layout of what to expect  from my blog

The post will go up as follows everyday 5 days a week starting with Monday ending with Friday ,

Make-up Mondays- A place where I will feature my favorite products and where to get them also prices and what I used them for. Also makeup tips like how to blend, pick the right foundation, and etc.

What's Trending on Tuesdays- When I will discuss the trends for the season, or just what's trending in fashion in general

Whatcha wearing Wednesdays- On this day I will do an outfit of the day and breakdown each outfit piece, including where everything was purchased , so that you can buy the item seen

Vintage Thursdays- The day where I will show you my favorite vintage pieces of the week, and also places where you can purchase other that the thrift store.

Fashion Recap on Fridays - This day I will go through the week and pull out my favorite pieces from each day  and try to create an outfit with a piece from each day.

Model Of the Month- Every end of the Month I will feature a model who I believe had the best trends and fashion sense dealing with that month. they will be featured and interviewed .

for business inquiries please feel free to email me below at truebeyondafashionista@yahoomail.com

I hope you will remain engaged with my blog stay tuned each week for giveaways, and freebies,  I love you guys so much and I hope to create a strong bond with all of my readers, and remember  to Stay True to Your own Fashion  XOXO

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Vintage Fashion !!

What's new in Fashion ?

                                                        Vintage  Winter Coats  

        It's what's IN !!

Here are a few of my favorite Winter time Vintage Coats  from some sellers on Etsy by the names of  Territory Vintage, ,Lush Vintage Clothing, Egg Nest Vintage, and  awildtonic,.  
When you click on their names under the pictures, it will lead you to their individual Etsy accounts.


Territory Vintage
Marjories Memories

Egg Nest Vintage


I hope you enjoy the items I hand picked , and if you would like to purchase any of the items above  just click on the links below the pictures and it should take you to directly  to  their page!                                         

                                            As always stay A True Fashionista !