Monthly Archives: October 2011

Product Review: The Remington Tstudio Curling Wand *Updated*


Not too long ago I did a post about my new favorite hair product, the curling wand. One of my top brand choices to try was the Remington Tstudio Curling Wand. I was absolutely in love with it because it gave me big beautiful bouncy curls without the hassle. I was actually torn between The Remington Wand & the ConAir brand as I had purchased both & had great experiences with them, but ultimately decided on the Remington because it was pink & returned my ConAir Infiniti.

HOWEVERa few days ago I went to plug in my Remington wand to put waves in my hair for a night out on the town & to my surprise it would not turn on. My first thought: “Oh Hell To The Naw“! So, I tried a different socket & played with the power button because surely a product that I just purchased only 3 months ago would not just suddenly stop working. But it did! I was HOT & even more upset that I had lost my receipt & you guys know how that can go. Fortunately, I was able to go back to ULTA where I had originally purchased it & exchange it for the ConAIR wand with no problem.

Talk about disappointed! The Remington Wand had gotten such rave reviews even from myself but nowhere did i read about it just all of sudden not working. Maybe I just happen to get a bad one. On a brighter note, although the Conair wand usually comes in red, I ended up getting it in HOT PINK because of Breast Cancer Awareness month! #SCORE!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”


I SPY: Dior & Betsey Johnson in Beyonce’s Party Video!

I’m usually not into watching music videos because they’ve become so redundant to me, but I really enjoyed Beyonce’s video for her song Party. I loved the concept with the bright colors & all the different scenarios. Everything was bold & had FUN energy including the wardrobe. & Me being me, I couldn’t help but recognize the cute & quirky shoes that made a cameo. 

DIOR “TAHITI” Espadrille Pump

Now I have to admit, I saw the Tahiti pump a while ago & I wasn’t a big fan. I didn’t get them. However, once I saw them in Beyonce’s video a light bulb went off. These were made for videos like this. They’re a “in your face shoe” & I actually thought they were cute on her. The Tahiti pump retails for $1550.
………On a More Cost Friendly Note……….
It’s an extra & not Beyonce wearing these adorable Betsey Johnson pumps around the 1:45 mark. Idealists Dana Dane purchased them when we went to Vegas back in July & I’ve wanted them ever since. I’m always a sucker for anything leopard print but the material of this shoe is velvet. CAY-UTE! Originally priced at $129, you can now get them on sale for only $83.28 PLUS free shipping at   

& since I love this song check out Beyonce’s Party video BELOW:

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife

Ideal IT Chic: Shiona Turini

IDEALISTS Meet Shiona!


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 I discovered her through twitter when someone retweeted a picture of her attending an event for JCrew. As with most of my “Love at first sight encounters”, I fell in love with her outfit . However, when I clicked to follow her I saw that her bio said: Accessories Director for Teen Vogue! Now as you can see Shiona looks no more than 24 to 25 years old. So I said “Who is this young gal with impeccable style that works for Teen Vogue”. I HAD TO KNOW MORE!



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So after a bit of “research” a.ka. googling I found out that Shiona’s living the life of most young fashionista’s dreams because of hard work & drive. She went to college, took on an internship with a PR agency and built relationships that landed her at one of the biggest fashion houses you can think of, YSL! She continued to work her way up the ranks to ultimately obtain the title of  Accessories Director at Teen Vogue and is now also the Editor and Chief of her online site,


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You guys know I LOVE stories like this! I was truly inspired because she made a successful career out of her passion BUT she did the WORK  (keyword in this post) to achieve her goals. Aside from being my new style crush, she’s thee perfect example of what I feel it means to be IDEAL!


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 If you’d like to get a sneak peak into “A day in the life of Shiona“, follow her on twitter @shionat. Her timeline is FABULOUS. Her “shoe of the day” tweets alone will make your knees buckle!

street style photo: Tommy Ton



I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”