Product Review:Disney’s Lip Smackers

On my recent makeup haul I discovered a few gems in hidden places. One of these is the Disney’s Tsum Tsum Lip Smackers!

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I am so in love with them.They are a set of four collectible lip balms including your favorite characters: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Winnie The Pooh, and Stitch. Each of them are sold separately and retail from $4.95 to $6.95 at Target, Walmart, Walgreen’s, CVS, or etc. On my research for more of these lip smackers I have found that they sell the whole collection on Amazon up to $45.00 which is absolutely ridiculous when you can collect all four about twenty dollars so just make sure to check on your local stores before heading there.

I really hope that Disney will expand their line Tsum Tsum Lip Smacker line with a variety of characters including the Disney villains. As far as the product itself I love how smooth it glides on, it gives a nice shine,  a little hint of color, and moisture to my lips. The scent and flavoring of each lip smacker is another fun addition that really completes the whole package. You can also stack each character on top of the other after you are done using them if you would like. To open just twist off the bottom and apply as many time as you want then twist it back on very carefully so your lip balm doesn’t chip. I feel the design and the concept is genius its a little heavier than your regular lip balms but offers a generous amount. Definitely worth the buy if you are a true Disney lover who wants something that its unique and best of all  that is cruelty free (no animal tested product). I think they are not only cute but a lot of fun to collect, and stack. This is a fun collection for everyone to enjoy no matter how old you are.Each character has their own themed flavors according to their characteristics.

Flavors

  • Mickey – Marshmallow Pop
  • Minnie — Strawberry Lollipop
  • Pooh — Honey Pot
  • Stitch — Blueberry Wave

Show me your Disney Tsum Tsum Lip Smackers and tag me @evetzie_styles on Instagram!

All of the love,

E ❤

Rainbow Eyes

This makeup was inspired by nature and God’s word in the scripture as my daily Bible verse of the day popped up on my phone screen.

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature with you, for everlasting generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth . . . and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.” Genesis 9:12-13

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Makeup is all about self expression and when it comes to bright colors I go wild with it, no limitations at all.  I love to go bold and dramatic once in a while, and today was one of those days.

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STEP 1:

Starting off with .M.A.C. PREP + PRIME Fixator I sprayed all over my face and let it sit for a few seconds before applying my Wet n Wild Coverall Correcting Palette which is basically concealers to cover up all those blemishes, dark circles, or unwanted spots.Side Note: I love concealers since they have a thicker composition than foundation specially if they are high pigmented for better long lasting coverage. Then I used from Sephora’s Signature Collection 10 Hr wear Perfection Foundation  which is oil free  and it its has a medium coverage in clair light 23 shade. I find that its amazing because it doesn’t feel heavy on my face and it controls my oily skin providing a good amount of coverage and its not too expensive.

STEP 2

On my lids I apply just a touch of Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion; this will create a great long lasting crease free base for your eyeshadow providing high pigmented look all day. For my look I used high pigmented eye shadows from BH Cosmetics in the Second Edition 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette. Starting from the outside corners of my eyes I used the following colors of eyeshadow: purple blending into  blue and green on my left eye. Meanwhile on my right eye from the outside in I used fuchsia, orange, and yellow.

Using my Toki Doki Brushes  I dabbed my brushed on each color one by one, cleaning my brush  in between as I did each color differently I normally clean it with Sephora’s Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner. This will help to keep your eye shadow palette last longer clean from the debris of the other colors. Then I used my blending brush to blend out the creme shade above the eye and the white highlighting under the arch of my brows.  The same way you color your lids, repeat the same colors at the bottom of your water line.

STEP 3

Apply the black NYX Studio Liquid Liner along your top lid from the inside out for a perfect wide cat eye like Adele’s.  Then apply any regular black or colored eyeliner at the waterline the rest. Then apply Ulta’s black Legendary Lengths Lengthening Mascara on your top and bottom lashes.

Step 4

Add your choice of contouring (optional)

Apply your choice of setting powder; I personally use MAC Studio Fix Powder which is both a powder / foundation pigmented. Because it gives that nice matte airbrushed effect and it really prevents any oils during the day. BEST BUY

Apply NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Sandstorm start by outlining your lips a little from the outside of your regular lips for a fuller look and work your way in. You can always add an ombre effect by adding darker or lighter shade in the middle (optional).

Finish off by spraying .M.A.C.’s Prep and Prime Fix. This will keep your makeup last for long hours during the day all the way till night time. Depending on how much you sweat its always a good idea to reapply setting powder here and there. But for the most part it will keep your eyeshadow and eyeliner from running everywhere.  BEST BUY if you really love not having to reapply your eyeshadow all the time.

There you go! How easy was that! If you give this look a try, make sure you give this post a thumbs up and share with your friends. Make sure to hashtag #rainbowtopchartsbabe and tag me @evetzie_styles on Instagram! 😀 I would love to give you a like back.

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All the love,

E xx

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Here is a list of all of the products I used:

SEPHORA

  • 10 HR Wear Perfect Foundation– $20 available in 21 shades

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  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Primer)- $12

  • Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner -$10 Travel size

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.M.A.C. Cosmetics

  • .M.A.C. Cosmetics Prep and Prime Fix – $22  Full Size Bottle / $10 Travel Size Bottle

  • .M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder -$27 -$35 BUT a more affordable option can be found at BH Cosmetics – Powder- Studio Pro for more than half the price $5.50. And they are both excellent quality! I highly recommend.

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  • Wet n Wild  Coverall Correcting Palette (concealer) any drugstore $3.00-4.00

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BH Cosmetics

  • Second Edition – 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette -$16.00

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NYX Cosmetics available at Ulta Stores.

  • Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick  in Sandstorm Shade -$7.00

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  • NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Black – $4.50

  • ULTA Legendary Lengths Lengthening Mascara – $10

 

The “Beauty” Series with MBerri Photography

During the last two months Evetzie of Evetzie’s Repertoire and FX Styling has partnered once again with Melissa Berrios of MBerri Photography for Melissa’s new photography “Beauty” series. Her inspiration for the shoot was a fairytale like session. As a MUA and wardrobe stylist there is nothing more exciting than having an open platform where you can run all your creative ideas and try them out. As a team between the model Daniela Beatriz, the photographer Melissa, and I together we came up with the best artistic direction on makeup, hair, and wardrobe styling to make sure we capture all of Melissa’s vision in a cohesive form to the fullest. First we ran three in studio photography sessions to play around with various looks all different from each one but still keeping the vision in mind.

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After three days of hard work, communication, and collaboration Melissa found an amazing location which went flawlessly with her series and this is how the shoot came out. Against all odds we defeated all amount heat, humidity, and pouring rain so basically all kinds of weathers to make this shoot come to life. Here is a preview of behind the scenes and final photos.

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Love,

EB

 *All images are copyrighted and credited by MBerri Photography.

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#StopBodyShaming

A lot of things lately have been triggering me to come forward and write this post because after reading some tweets Kelly Clarkson has recently received some really deep and cruel criticism on her weight from controversial British TV personality Katie Hopkins. Hopkins recently took to her Twitter earlier this year after seeing a TV appearance of Clarkson and commented “Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all her backing singers? Happily I have a wide-screen,”

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When Kelly’s fans heard about the tweet thousands of them defended the singer and her weight, Hopkins decided to tweet back “Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago. That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight. Get over yourselves,”

“We give fat really cute names, don’t we?” Katie said. “We have baby weight, puppy fat, love handles, muffin top, chunky monkey — ultimately these are all nice names for something that’s not very nice … You’re supporting Kelly Clarkson because everybody likes to have a fat friend, because the great thing about a fat friend is it makes you feel slimmer.”

“Every fat child has a fat parent,” Katie said. ” And that’s — for me — why Kelly Clarkson is an important example. She needs to allow her daughter to grow up knowing that it’s not great to be fat. It’s much better to be healthier.”

But Kelly didn’t stay quiet and said the best response in return “She’s tweeted something nasty about me? That’s because she doesn’t know me. I’m awesome!” Clarkson explained. “It doesn’t bother me. It’s a free world. Say what you will. I’ve just never cared what people think. It’s more if I’m happy and I’m confident and feeling good, that’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family — I don’t seek out any other acceptance.”

Comments which are both cruel and hurtful no matter who you are and what you think if it’s not positive it should have not been said. When I see, hear, and read things like this it really gets under my skin while it also leaves me speechless. I will never understand how people can be so selfish, evil, and heartless. It is true that being older doesn’t make you any wiser. How grown up people can be so ignorant that nowadays it seems like the older the more dramatic and childish they become. That goes for everyone because that is the image kids today see in most of their parents and if not they are letting society raise them. It is so sad seeing women tearing women down when we should be uplifting and giving words of wisdom instead of being bitter, seeking revenge, and using descriptive words or slurs to each other. I am not defending who is skinny, who is curvy, who is fat, who is pretty, who is ugly? No I am defending and standing up for women’s right to be beautiful in their own way!

UntitledJust because someone is 4’10 at 216 pounds or 5’11 at 120 pounds it doesn’t give the right for either one or someone at a perfect weight and height to criticize either one. Most people who have thigh gaps ladies it’s not because they are doing magic exercises in the gym or surgery it’s usually a generic trait. You could be the most overweight girl in the world lose 100 pounds trying to get a thigh gap and guess what your might get thinner legs but that gap you have been killing yourself for will kill you first before you get actually get it. That is not healthy nor beautiful, if you are putting yourself at risk for a beauty trait then it’s not worth it. Beauty as much cliché as it may sound it comes from the inside. From the inner love you have for yourself and the love you have for others. It’s about who you are, what you stand for, what you like to do, your dreams, your aspirations, and so much more. When you realize that are you doing things for yourself things slowly start falling into place and beautiful things come out of it. If you want to lose or gain weight do it the healthy way and because you want to do it and not because of someone else remember that: “A lion never loses sleep over the opinion of the sheep’s”. Be that lion own it and let them hear your roar.

bodHonestly when talking about weight and beauty standards people definitely need to open up their minds about what those are, what they mean, and accept everyone for who they are. Not everyone who is skinny all thin and bones are anorexic and not all who are thick and curvy are obese or have eating disorders. More than likely they its just in their DNA and no matter how much they try they can’t seem to gain or lose the weight. Of course there are a lot of eating disorders and also mental disorders that also come a lot into play. You have Body Dysmorphic, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Anorexia which are all caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors. But they only way to avoid causing these disorders if you as well associety in all would stop judging people or yourself by “looks”, and start being more aware of what we say, post, talk, and how we raise our kids in a world that is already so cruel. Since its so easy for people who are insecure about their own self’s or simply assholes to say least to bully others when they are always hiding behind their phones and computers posting comments on social media, gossiping around in the hall or so on. What you can do if you are tired of seeing your friends or yourself going through this is :STOP being the victim, STOP being the one who is quiet BE the voice, STAND UP!

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Instead of looking at yourself in the mirror and hating your reflection start speaking out loud what makes you unique and those are the things that make you beautiful! Stop living by the rules of others, listen people are always going to talk so why not show them what you are really made of. Whoever said beauty was just any specific look I really feel bad for them because they are missing out on millions of other beautiful people out there.

*Disclaimer: I am not a health professional but I do encourage you to lose or gain weight the healthy way and not putting yourself out there without talking to a professional so please consult your Doctor, Nutritionist, or Physical Fitness Instructor before doing anything.

Be confident, Be bold, and Be Proud of who you are don’t lose yourself in the midst of the mind wars. OWN IT !

XO,

EV

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The A-Team: Back To School Edition

Styles may come and go but one thing remains true and those are jeans. Yes denim jeans all style from boyfriend to skinny’s from black to colorful and printed yet tailored textiles.
A true style staple and wardrobe essential for every season no matter the occasion.
No matter what education level you are in here a some of hottest trends for both men and women this Fall Back To School Season. Simple, and minimalistic fashion for everyone!
Try new hair styles that give you and edge without going too far. Change it up.
Love,
E ❤
xx

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Minimalistic Back2School Hairstyle Edition

Hershesons black hair care
$115 – selfridges.com

Hair styling tool
loveculture.com

Hair styling tool
loveculture.com

Minimalistic Back2School Edition

H M purple dress
$12 – hm.com

Sweat shirt
etsy.com

Kenzo sleeveless top
$445 – liberty.co.uk

Elizabeth and James black blazer
$555 – anotherlove.com.au

STELLA McCARTNEY skinny jeans
stellamccartney.com

Whistles skinny jeans
$160 – whistles.com

Kennel + Schmenger black shoes
$185 – yoox.com

TOMS wedge shoes
neimanmarcus.com

Forever New flat shoes
$65 – forevernew.com.au

Vans backpack
vans.com

Burberry watch
bloomingdales.com

Post earrings
melodyehsani.com

Chain necklace
couturecandy.com

Stud earrings
$82 – selfridges.com

Cosmic jewelry
$405 – wolfandbadger.com
The A- Team Minimalistic Men Hairstyles Back to School Edition
Minimalistic Back2School Men Fashion Edition

MY REVIEW ON TAYLOR SWIFT’S “THE RED TOUR 2013” FT. ED SHEERAN

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SO I HAVE TO UPDATE YOU ALL ON MY LIFE AND THE “OH SO AMAZING” EXPERIENCES I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THESE COUPLE OF MONTHS.
SO AS ALL OF YOU KNOW I HAD PURCHASED TICKETS LAST YEAR TICKETS FOR TAYLOR SWIFT’S RED TOUR 2013 THIS MAY. AND WHY TAYLOR SWIFT ANYWAYS?… WELL MOST OF YOU KNOW I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF TAYLOR’S THOUGH I ENJOY SOME OF HER SONGS I WOULD NEVER EVER GO TO ONE OF HER CONCERTS, OR SO I THOUGHT? I AM PRETTY SURE THAT MOST OF YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE PHRASE “NEVER SAY NEVER” YEAH I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO THAT MYSELF.

SO LONG STORY SHORT I  FOUND OUT THAT  ONE OF MY FAVORITE  AND ALL TIME FAVORITES BRITISH SINGER AND SONGWRITER GRAMMY NOMINATED  ED SHEERAN WAS TAGGING ALONG” THE RED TOUR” AS ONE OF HER OPENING ACTS. RIGHT THEN AND THERE, THERE WAS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT I HAD TO GET TICKETS NOW FOR THIS CONCERT NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKE OR HOW MUCH I HAD TO PAY. I WAS SO EXCITED I COULDN’T SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE THE TICKETS WERE RELEASED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.  SO THEN I FIND OUT THAT THE TICKETS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC WAS GOING TO BE RELEASED A LITTLE EARLIER BEFORE 10AM IF YOU WERE AT THE ACTUAL BOX OFFICE. SO I WAKE UP MAD EARLY THE NEXT DAY NEEDLESS TO SAY I HAD TO BEAT TRAFFIC FROM EARLY MORNING DRIVERS, AND DRIVE THROUGH ALL DOWNTOWN ORLANDO AND FIND A PARKING SPACE. WHEN I GET THERE, THERE WAS A HUGE LINE AND I WAS LIKE “IS THIS FOR REAL?” AS I MADE MY WAY IN THE LINE AND WAITED ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE FANS THERE. AFTER WHAT SEEMED AND ETERNITY WAITING IN LINE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR I GOT TO THE WINDOW AND THE FRONT ROW AND VIP PIT WERE “SUPPOSEDLY” SOLD OUT ( WHICH EVERYONE KNOWS ITS A LIE! BUT WHATEVER!) SO I ENDED UP BUYING A PAIR OF TICKETS FOR $86.00 EACH ON THE LOWER LEVEL SECTION.

SO YES I WAS THERE MORE FOR ED SHEERAN THAN FOR TAYLOR SWIFT. BUT A GIRL HAS TO DO WHAT A GIRL HAS TO DO. SO I OBVIOUSLY KNOW TAYLOR SWIFT’S “RED” ALBUM AND ALL OF HER SONGS BECAUSE THIS ALBUM I THINK PERSONALLY HAS BEEN THE BEST ONE SO FAR. I THINK ITS BECAUSE ITS MORE FUN, AND IT HAS MORE SONGS I CAN RELATE TO RATHER THAN SOME OF HER OLD ALBUMS.

THE DAY OF THE CONCERT:
SO THE DAY OF THE CONCERT COMES AROUND AND I HAD REQUESTED THIS DAY OFF WORK LIKE LAST YEAR. SO ITS THE DAY OF THE CONCERT AND I AM SO EXCITED I CAN’T BELIEVE I WILL BE SEEING ED SHEERAN LIVE IN A FEW HOURS. I DEFINITELY DECKED OUT MY OUTFIT TO SHOW MY SUPPORT. SO PREVIOUS TO THIS I HAD BOUGHT ONLINE MONTHS AGO DIFFERENT THINGS SO I COULD MAKE THIS OUTFIT HAPPENED.

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Evetzie with Johnny from Johnny’s House, Laura, Alex, and Rae from XL 106.7

WHAT I WORE TO THE CONCERT:
– AN ED SHEERAN CARTOON TOP THAT HAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE LINES FROM HIS SONG “KISS ME” WHICH READS:
“I’VE FALLEN FOR YOUR EYES BUT THEY DON’T KNOW ME YET – ED SHEERAN”
– AN ORANGE TANK TO GO UNDERNEATH
– BRIGHT BLUE SKINNY JEANS
– BRIGHT ORANGE FLATS
– ED SHEERAN’S “+” ALBUM COVER HANDMADE EARRINGS
– ED SHEERAN PERSONALIZED SILVER BRACELET WITH MY FAVORITE LINE FROM HIS SONG “WAKE ME UP” THE BRACELET READS: “MAYBE IM IN LOVE WITH YOU WHEN YOU WAKE ME UP”

MY HAIR: STRAIGHT MY MAKEUP: RED LIPS AKA RED TOUR DUH! LOL

MY NAILS WERE ED SHEERAN INSPIRED & UNIQUE:
BRIGHT ORANGE WITH ED SHEERAN’S EP ALBUM “+” LOGO AND SONG TITLES AS WELL AS WITH MY FAV PHOTOS OF HIM.

my inspired ed sheeran nails for the concert

my inspired ed sheeran nails for the concert

SO OTHER AMAZING THINGS HAPPENED BEFORE THE CONCERT THAT MADE MY NIGHT! WHICH WAS I MET ED SHEERAN IN PERSON FACE TO FACE AROUND 2PM THAT SAME DAY EARLIER BEFORE THE CONCERT LATER ON THAT NIGHT. BUT TO KNOW HOW I MET HIM AND SEE THE PICS MAKE SURE TO READ MY NEXT POST!!! I WILL TELL YOU ALL THE DETAILS!
😀 XXX

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my seat

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SO I HAD SOME REALLY AMAZING SEATS CLOSE TO THE STAGE SIDE VIEW LOWER LEVEL GOT TO SEE “VIP” AREAS LIKE THE DANCER’S SWITCHOUTS, WADROBES, THE VIP RED TOUR AS THE WALKED BY WITH TAYLOR SWIFT’S MOM, THE DJ AREA, WHEN THEY CLEANED HER AND HER BAND’S GUITARS, POLISHING THEM. PLUS I HAVE MY AMAZING CAMERA THAT MY MOM GOT ME FOR CHRISTMAS WHICH WAS MEANT FOR THIS CONCERT ANYWAYS BUT THAT I HAD USED TO PHOTOGRAPH IN OTHER CONCERTS LIKE “pink” AND “demi lovato”. SO BEFORE THE CONCERT STARTED I MET SOME REALLY AMAZING FANS AND MADE SOME NEW FRIENDS. THEN WHEN THE CONCERT STARTED IT STARTED A LITTLE BEFORE THE TIME IT WAS SUPPOSED TO, SO PROPS ON THAT. THIS OTHER UP AND COMING COUNTRY SINGER OPENED UP FOR ED SHEERAN HIS NAME WAS SOMETHING BRYCE… I KNOW IM SORRY IM DIDN’T CATCH THE WHOLE THING BUT HE WAS GOOD.

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representing my SHEERIOS

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THEN WITHIN A FEW MINUTES ED SHEERAN CAME OUT AND I WAS LIKE DONE FOR LIFE. HE WAS JUST FLAWLESS. I HAD A BIG BRITISH FLAG I HAD BROUGHT WITH ME INSTEAD OF A POSTER AND I TOOK IT OUT AND I WAS LIKE WAVING IT PROUDLY SO HE COULD SEE IT. THE GREAT THING ABOUT ED SHEERAN IS HE DOESN’T NEED DANCERS HE DOESN’T NEED ANYTHING HIS VOICE AND TALENT IS CAPTIVATING ENOUGH. HE CAN PLAY THE GUITAR LIKE NO OTHER YOU CAN TELL HE IS ART, HE IS MUSIC, HE IS A LYRICAL GENIUS. IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OR LIKE ED SHEERAN YOU SERIOUSLY ARE MISSING OUT ON SOMETHING THAT IS GREAT. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ED IS THAT YOU CAN TELL THAT MUSIC IS HIS LIFE, PASSION, AND EVERYTHING THAT IS HIM. AS SOON AS HE STEPS ON THAT STAGE AND STARTS PLAYING HE POURS OUT HIS WHOLE HEART AND SOUL INTO EVERY SONG IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW LONG THE SONG IS. HE MAKES SURE THAT EVERYONE IN THE CROWD IS INVOLVE AND HIS ENERGY FILLS UP THE WHOLE ARENA. I SANG MY HEART OUT TO ALL OF HIS SONGS AS I TRIED TO TAKE AS MANY PHOTOS, AND VIDEOS OF HIM POSSIBLE. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND SAY WOW I WAS THERE AND RELIVE IT. BECAUSE GOD KNOWS WHEN IT WILL BE THE NEXT TIME I WILL BE ABLE TO SEE HIM AGAIN IN CONCERT. AND HE MADE MY NIGHT EPIC REGARDLESS IF TAYLOR’S SHOW WOULD BE GOOD OR NOT. LATER WHEN HE ENDED HIS LAST SONG HE EXITED NEXT TO THE AREA I WAS SITTING AT AND WAVED BACK. 😀

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HE OPENED UP SINGING “GIVE ME LOVE”, “KISS ME”, “DRUNK”, “LEGO HOUSE”, “U DON’T NEED ME, I DON’T NEED U” MIXED WITH HIS OWN COVER OF MACKLEMORE’S “THRIFTSTORE” AND ENDED WITH “A-TEAM”. WHICH WAS AMAZING BECAUSE HE HAD EVERYONE PULL OUT THEIR CELLPHONES AND WAVE THEM AND IT LOOKED LIKE GLITTERING ANGELS IT WAS EPIC THE WHOLE ARENA JUST FLAWLESS IN LIGHTS IT MADE THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE SONG JUST MORE AMAZING TO BE IN.

THEN LATER ON WITHIN A FEW MINUTES MORE I SAW THE DANCERS LINING UP AND TAKING THEYRE PLACES IN FULL COSTUMES AND I KNEW THAT THE SHOW WAS ABOUT TO START. IT WAS COOL BECAUSE BEFORE THAT SOME OTHER FANS AND I GOT TO SAY HI TO SOME OF THE DANCERS AND WAVE AT THEM. THEY STARTED DANCING TO “AMERICAN WOMAN” ALONG WITH US HAHA. SOME OF TAYLOR SWIFT’S DANCERS WERE DANCERS WHO WERE CONTESTANTS OR FINALISTS IN PAST SEASONS OF “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” AND I HAD RECOGNIZED A FEW. WHICH WAS SUPRISINGLY FUN.

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SO TAYLOR SWIFT’S SHOW STARTS AND THE “RED” SIGN STARTS FLASHING AND RISING UP. REVEALING THEN THAT SHE IS STANDING BEHIND A RED CURTAIN THAT IS KIND OF SHEER SO YOU COULD SEE HER SILHOUETTE AND STARTS TO SING HER OPENING NUMBER TO “STATE OF GRACE & HOLY GROUND” SHE CAME OUT AND HAD BLACK HIGH WAISTED LEATHER SHORTS AND WHITE LONG LACED SLEEVE TOP BLACK BOWLER HAT, RED LACE UP OXFORD FLATS WITH RED CRYTALS ON THEM, BLACK CATEYELINER MAKEUP AND IN HER SIGNATURE RED LIPS AND STRAIGHT HAIR WITH A LITTLE WAVES AT THE END, AND RED MICROPHONE IN HAND. AFTER HER SONG ENDED SHE STOOD THERE FOR ABOUT A LEGIT 15 MINUTES WAITING FOR THE CROWD TO APPLAUD AND CHEER AND SHE LOOKED AROUND THE ARENA. SHE THEN SANG “RED” WHICH WAS REALLY COOL CAUSE THE DANCERS USED RED SILK FABRIC AND FLAGS TO WAVE AROUND. SHE THEN CHANGED OUTFITS WITH A RED UNITARD WITH A RED SEQUIN OVERLAY SKIRT AND RED SILK GLOVES DID A 50’S VERSION JAZZ SOUND OF “YOU BELONG WITH ME”.

THEN SHE CHANGED THE OVERLAY SKIRT TO A LONG SILK ONE AND DID A VINTAGE INTRO VIDEO TO “THE LUCKY ONE” THAT REMINDED ME OF BRITNEY SPEARS VIDEO “LUCKY”. DEFINITELY ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHOREOGRAPHED DANCES AND THEMED SONG OF THE NIGHT.

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THEN SHE CHANGED AGAIN HER SKIRT FOR A WHITE FLARE SKIRT AND SAT DOWN AND SANG “MEAN” AND “YOURE NOT SORRY” AND THEN MY FAVORITE SONG “STAY STAY STAY” WHICH LATER SHE MIXED THAT SONG AS SHE WENT UP THE STAGE STAIRS THAT LIFTED IN THE AIR TO AS SHE SANG THE LUMINEER’S “HEYHO”.

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SHE THEN CHANGED OUTFIT AGAIN AS THE PLAYED A SLIDESHOW OF VIDEO AND PHOTOS FROM HER AT AGE 1 ALL THE WAY TILL AGE … 22!!! WHICH INTRODUCED THE 22 SONG WHERE SHE CAME OUT IN A PREPPY OUTFIT VARSITY JACKET WITH THE LETTER “R” FOR RED, BLACK AND WHITE STRIPED LONG SLEEVE TOP, AND RED SKINNY JEANS. THIS WAS ANOTHER OF THE COOLEST SONGS SHE DID IT WAS FUN, ENERGETIC, YOUNG, AND THEN DANCERS TOOK HER FROM THE MAIN STAGE TO ANOTHER LITTLE STAGE FARTHER AWAY AS SHE HIGH FIVED THE FANS IN THE CROWD UNTIL SHE GOT THERE.

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THEN OVER THERE ON THAT STAGE SHE SANG ANOTHER SONG AND THEN WITH ED SHEERAN SHE SANG THEIR DUO TO “EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED” WHICH I LITERALLY ADORE, AS THE PLATFORM CIRCLED SLOWLY SO EVERYONE COULD SEE THEM. THEN HE LEFT AND SHE SITTING DOWN SHE SANG “BEGIN AGAIN” AS THE PLATFORM RAISED IN THE AIR SO EVERYONE COULD SEE HER AND IT WAS PRETTY COOL. THEN SHE SANG ANOTHER OLD SONG OF HERS.

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THEN WHILE SHE CHANGED FOR HER NEXT NUMBER A VIOLING GIRL CAME OUT AND PLAYED INTRUMENTALLY THE INTRO FOR “TROUBLE” WHICH TAYLOR CAME OUT DRESSED IN A WHITE UGLY VINTAGE GOWN THAT LOOK LIKE IT WAS MADE FROM PLEATED DRAPES (:) SORRY). THE NUMBER WAS PRETTY MUCH LIKE BRITAIN AWARDS PERFORMANCE CHANDELIERS, MASQUERADE DANCERS, AND THEN THEY STRIP HER FROM THAT UGLY COSTUME AND SHE IS LEFT WITH A LACED BLACK HIGH WAISTED PANTS AND COOL TOP. AFTER THAT SHE SANG “ALMOST DO” IN HER RED PIANO WHICH SHE GOT A LITTLE CHOKED UP ON… (I PERSONALLY THINK THIS WAS THAT TAYLOR LAUTNER BASED SONG…LOL 😉 ) THEN SHE CHANGED TO A WHITE DRESSED MUCH PRETTIER AND JUMPED OUT OF A MUSICAL BOX AND ITS NUTCRACKER STYLE DANCERS AND SANG “LOVESTORY”.

THE SHE CHANGED AGAIN INTO BLACK TOP WHITE SKIRT AND SANG “TREACHEROUS” LIKE SHE WAS A GYMNAST AND SHE WAS IN A LOVE CLIFFHANGER BEING HUNTED BY EVIL CLOWNS AND RABBITS (YEAH..). THEN SHE CHANGED ONE LAST TIME INTO A RINGLEADER WITH A TOP HAT AND CANE IN HAND AND DID HER BIG FINALE SONG “WE ARE NEVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER” WHICH WAS AWESOME IT WAS A CIRCUS THEMED SHE THEN CIRCLED 360 DEGREE IN A STAGE PLATFORM AND THEN CONFETTI FLEW OUT AND AROUND THE WHOLE ARENA.. AND I PICKED UP AND SAVED SOME FOR SCRAPBOOKING SAKE, AND YEAH IT WAS FUN!!
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SO THERE YOU HAVE IT MY REVIEW ON “TAYLOR SWIFT’S THE RED TOUR 2013 FT ED SHEERAN” IN ORLANDO, FL AT AMWAY CENTRE ON APRIL 11TH,2013. IT WAS MY FIRST TAYLOR SWIFT AND ED SHEERAN CONCERT, AND I WAS PLEASED AND HAPPY. I LOVED THE DANCERS, COSTUMES, STAGE. I THOUGHT SHE WAS GOOD, AND IM THANKFUL THAT SHE BROUGHT ED TO TOUR WITH HER BECAUSE THEN I HAD PLEASURE AND OPPORTUNITY TO GO SEE HIM AND EVEN MEET HIM (CHECK THE NEXT POST ON HOW I MET HIM ;).

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EVETZIE XXX

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SPLURGE .V.S. STEAL- Like you’ve never heard before.

A lot of people confuse the term “SPLURGE .V.S. STEAL” like its a bad thing. When in all reality is an amazing thing and amazing term that everyone should keep in mind when they are out shopping.

When you hear the word “Splurge” a lot of you think about high end products or brand names with popularity and luxury items.  Mean while, when a lot of you hear the word “Steal” some think of generic brands, low quality, and even consider the product cheap. Im here to open your eyes to this particular term which when a lot of you hear your opinions and choices you make bury you more in debt in your shopping spree. 

The word “Steal” here represents good quality items, wether they are “generic” or not a high end  or expensive, is still a brand. Some which are more affordable for consumers like you and I who may not be able to afford such ridiculous retail prices. Some of us wether your a fashion blogger, call yourself a “Fashionista”, or you simply know your bargain “steal” is what we call when you want to SAVE more than the Louis Vuitton or Chanel bag you just bought under “SPLURGE” for thousands of dollars.  And NO i don’t mean steal like shoplifting! DUH!

Here are some tips and examples of how you can save a ridiculous amount of money during your shopping spree created by me:

1.) LEARN YOUR “SHOPPING SPREE” TERMS & READ SIGNS:

Yes! I have spoken please do learn your “Shopping Spree” terms there is nothing more embarassing than going shopping you misread the sign so READ before you ask anything.  So if you see these terms in the signage this is what it means:

  • BOGO : Buy One Get One meaning Free! always definitely worth the buy sometimes.
  • $3…. (when you buy one regular price item) : Meaning you buy one of those items at regular price and the second item that you buy after that one will only cost you $3.00

See where this is confusing… not yet? Well let me tell you, you will see a lot of these in stores like RUE21 and Wet Seal! You have no idea the amount of consumers who I see running up to the tables all excited to purchase like six of the same item only to realize later on at the register that they had to purchase 3 of them at regular price and then the other three they would be under the promotion of $3 dollars. Then they get mad because that is not what they read then they show you the small font that says it, then they leave embarrassed or very few make the choice of purchasing it and never come back.

  • BUY 1 GET 1 1/2 OFF! : Okay so seriously I shouldn’t even have to explain this! But having worked in retail for many years I still get asked the same stupid question over again. If the sign says Buy 1 Get 1 1/2 OFF! and the two items you picked where in that category and you ask me or Im telling you “Yes these are” and you ask me the same question again… what do you think they are?… 🙂
  • CLEAREANCE / SALE: My two favorite words to hear and my two favorite sections I love to have my eye on every time without fail when I go shopping. In this department you will probably find the same amazing item you have been longing to buy for the longest or that you probably saw a couple weeks ago on the window display. From its original price it could have gone from 30% – 75% off the regular ticketed price. And I always find good sales!! I hunt for them. So when you go shopping for sales like these make sure your on your day off, comfy shoes, because your going to be shopping for hours. Its ridiculous the amount of money I have saved throughout the years with these two terms! NOW like every great thing there is always a downside which you will come to face sooner or later. When you shop under Cleareance or Sale don’t expect them to have your size all the time, or to be 100% perfect (sometimes they may have their little damages like missing  a button or whatever) just make sure that you think if its worth paying for even if its discounted. Sometimes and this comes with experience throughout the years don’t buy the first thing you see even if its in cleareance. Sometimes other stores will have the same item for even less than the previous discounted price you saw so you save even more. 🙂 So make sure to ask about their return/exchange policies, keep your receipts!!, and about their HOLD policy. 
  • FINAL SALE: Its final, don’t come and try to exchange or return it its not happening. So make sure you check for stains, rips, zippers, sizing, prices, and etc before actually purchasing. Usually you don’t get your money back, and your stuck with a trainwreck of an item that you will probably never wear. And if that is the case then please do something good with it and donate it to someone who needs it or a local thriftstore or stores like GOODWILL, or SALVATION ARMY.

2.) EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS:

Yes you know those little questions at the register when they ask you about your email and so on. SAY YES! Why not? First of all its FREE to subscribe and you would be suprise at the amount of money you can save. If you are the type of person who don’t like giving out your information. I totally understand, for that reason just give them your email and if you don’t feel comfortable using your personal email because of spam or junk mail or you simply want to read important emails, then here is a little bright idea: CREATE A NEW EMAIL ACCOUNT and just use that for subscriptions for when you go out shopping.

These emails are great a lot of companies will use this method to promote their sales, special events,

3. COUPONS!!: Okay so after you have subscribed you should start receiving a lot of those loving coupons. Most you will use others you will trash. Just make sure that you READ once again all the tiny little letters and the coupon as a whole. See what the requirements in order to use that coupon are. See if its something that will benefit you, and if it does make sure you use it! Meaning make sure you keep in mind and read when does it expire? There is no point of spending two hours shopping and then later you realized it was expired that would be a total and EPIC FAIL!  Most of these coupons are life savers you can save $10- 20 dollars off, or you could get FREE promotional items!

Make sure you keep the coupons you plan on using with you 24/7 you never know if you will end up going to that store by accident and the worst thing is you left your coupons at home. YIKES yet another epic fail! But just because you have a coupon doesn’t mean you have to use it, thats is just optional. I have let some coupons go to waste on purpose or have given it to friends or family members who I know will benefit them if I know Im not going to.

I have gotten great brand name and expensive body lotions, shower gels, antibacterials, underwear, or bras for FREE!! no strings attached! 🙂 how amazing is that! and all because i subscribed and kept my coupons in handy within the time frame given to use it.  

4.) ALWAYS ASK, BEFORE YOU BUY: My number one rule when shopping!

Don’t be afraid to ask about the store’s Return or Exchange Policies because the worst thing to do is to buy something you can’t return or exchange. Also please make sure that you ask yourself for the seventh hundred times if the item or product your purchasing to you its worth the buy. Are you a rebuyer meaning do you buy the same product more than once just because, or do you really need it ? Does the price meet or pleases  your budget (if you have any). 

Most companies or stores will require you to have:

  • Your original receipts, and tags attached as proof of purchase
  • 30/90 Day policy to bring the item back for a full refund or exchange.
  • The same method of payments again for your protection as another proof of purchase and makes the process easier

So now that I have properly introduced to some great saving tips here are some example of the “SPLURGE .V.S. STEAL” items I was pointing to you out earlier!