I have recently received a few questions at firstname.lastname@example.org for some much needed beauty and style dilemma’s. I thought some of these probably would do a little better answered on a public forum since they are common concerns.
Q. I am a shoe addict but money is pretty tight these days. How can I get great shoes without breaking the bank?
A: My all time favorite bargain shoe store is DSW. The trick is to go straight to the back and hit the sale racks first. Also, become a member of your favorite stores for extra perks. The majority of them are free! I used my DSW rewards ($10 coupon) on these Jessica Simpson Sandals which brought down the sale price to $49.00.
Another good practice is to look for winter shoes in the Summer. I got these Coconut Wendi Boots for only $39.94.
Q. I am loving all the color trends I see in the magazines but I am not sure how I can pull it off at work?
A: EASY! Go for the accents! Most professional environments won’t let you get away with this…
When you are in a work environment you are expected to dress a little more formal. So, try wearing a pop of color when choosing your accessories; not an entire outfit. Look for colorful belts, watches or purses to add to a classic black suit. Or try a brighter lip color with clean fresh make-up.
Q. I am starting to see the fine lines and need to up my anti-aging regimen but I have sensitive skin. What do you recommend?
A: Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum ($80) is on the high end of the spectrum but the results are amazing. No breakout, no oily feeling and leaves your skin feeling plump. I also love Olay Total Effects Sensitive ($17.50). It provides a light, non-greasy moisturizer, blends pale/uneven skin tone into a nice healthy-looking color, and doesn’t ‘fill in’ the crinkles & wrinkles like a foundation does!
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Anna Castillo – Celebrity Make-up Artista/Owner
Beauty editor for DC on Heels. Anna is a celebrity makeup artist/stylist, active duty air force member and owner of Ink Cosmetics. That’s right, she can karate kick chop you and apply your lashes at the same time. Follow her @inkcosmetics