Makeup Your Swimsuit

MyOwnJudge Mix and Match SwimsuitsThe day is upon us to hit the sandy shores of the beaches around us (or a flight away). Actually, if you’re more of a ‘glass half empty’ person, the days are dwindling, and we are wasting time at our computers (unless you’re the smarty pants reading on a gadget while sprawled out on a beach chair).

Various publications are clamoring for us to learn about which bathing suits are new and fresh, and which patterns are the hottest. The best part to it all is the advent of mixing and matching bathing suits. Originally, the concept was set forth to accommodate the different shapes of consumers (I mean really – who has a perfect combination of identical sized tops and bottoms?!), now it is perfect for renewing your swimwear the same way you would your closet (as is recommended for thrifty guys and gals).

I’ve seen people sport a solid complimentary top to their print bottom (or vice versa), and even less often have I seen two similarly colored patterned pieces together. At the end of the day, though I’m all for it, I can’t seem to muster up the guts to mix up my swimsuit. Celebs Audrina Patridge and Megan Fox have no fear when it comes to their suits. It just feels like I have on two different patterned socks in kindergarten and someone is laughing at me. Just me?

Do you mix and match?

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Versace Menswear Trends

MyOwnJudge Versace Fashion Show MenswearThe Versace menswear runway was ripe with green lights for trends in menswear that were once considered strictly for females.The pastel suit above isn’t really new, but the tailoring and monochromatic styling is definitely current. The neutral tone accents work perfectly with the outfit and would compliment any skin tone (the yellow is also ideal to bring out a tan!).MyOwnJudge Versace Fashion Show MenswearEnter the high-waist pant. I smell trouble for this, considering that there is different packaging on the guys vs. the gals. Thoughts?MyOwnJudge Versace Fashion Show MenswearLast but not least, my favorite bright color pairing! The vibrant pink and orange duo has been famous for years now, and doesn’t look too shabby on a fella (although this is way brighter than on a female, when taking into account the fact that sleeves and full length pants hold lots more fabric than a minidress).

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Barr + Barr Sample Sale

MyOwnJudge - Barr + Barr GiveawayWhile I was overjoyed for Gertrude who won the Barr + Barr giveaway, nothing would make me happier than to own one for myself. Perfect timing for wishes as their sample sale is coming up. What beats owning a luxury handbag? Getting it for half off or more! If you’re from New York, or the surrounding area, you better believe I’ll be seeing you there!

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Gray the H&M Way

MyOwnJudge - H&M Nail PolishThe new H&M polishes are bigger in size and offer more support and surface area for those with adult digits. I grabbed a couple of colors and am using this time of post-cold to catch up with images and posts. Being able to breathe through your nose is fantastic y’all.MyOwnJudge - H&M Nail Polish MyOwnJudge - H&M Nail PolishLeft image is without flash and right is with flash. I have an endless appreciation for these polishes (and all other polishes who do this) because of their flawless carryover from color delivery at first look to different lighting. That and I have a thing for 90 degree angles on polishes!

What do you think? Have you tried any?
 

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Colors Mandatory in Resort 2012

MyOwnJudge Resort Collections 2012 Summer Fridays may be official starting today, but fashion is in overdrive as always. The Resort 2012 collections (yes 2012) are debuting some bright colors. It seems like across the board, clothing requirements are: lightweight airy fabrics and cuts, bright or pastel colors, hats and sunglasses. Makeup? Optional. A bright lip made a guest appearance here and there, but suffice it to say, a vacation requires little work.

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Which collections caught your eye?

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Lip Service

MyOwnJudge - Lip TrendsThe magazines and websites are ablaze with lip colors that are trending this season. The truth of the matter is that anything bright is on par with the trends. The standout colors shouldn’t be too surprising, as they always peek their heads out as soon as the sun comes out to play for real. Case in point: orange and pink. A newcomer to the popular table is the lilac and purple lipstick. Let’s blame it on the gals who take the stage in costumes your mother would never advise you wear. As far as the red – well that one never goes out of style. A bright red lip is a bad-mamajama all year, come rain sleet or snow (and unlike the postal service, it doesn’t take days off).

I love the orange trend the most because a lot of the times it comes off as a red depending on what shade you get it in, and how you wear it, and it makes your teeth look brighter than your toothpaste ever could. Though I have favorite lipsticks for all of the shades, the hands down winner is the selection of colors by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics with their Lip Tars. The best thing with them is that you can even mix them to customize your own color.

p.s. I had to add a celebrity example in a variety of skin tones because I don’t want to hear anyone say the color doesn’t look good on their skin. Retire that mindset!

Which color tickles your fancy the most?

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