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Hey Lovelies, It's almost officially fall and time to review your makeup collection.  Did you know that makeup is not good forever? I know it sucks but better to chuck some old mascara than have an eye infection right? I have compiled a list of your common products and how long you should hold em and when to fold em. Mascara & liquid eyeliner:  Replace every 3 to 4 months because bacteria gets into the tube every time you take it out and put it back in (nasty). Pencil Eyeliner - No more than two years and always sharpen it before you use it...

Hey Lovelies, It's Labor Day and I can't believe there's only four months left in the year! Craziness! Anyhoo on to my somewhat controversial Blog topic.  When was the last time you had a bra fitting?  if you are anything like me it had been years!!!! I took a client on Friday to get one done at Nordstrom in Tysons and the fantastic fitter Naomi hooked us up, no pun intended, haha. I had been wearing a 36 C bra when I was measured as a 32 DDD. Oops. My girls must have been pretty pissed with me all this time....

Hello Lovelies, I don't know about you but it seems like anything you use, drink or eat can kill or harm you these days. Aluminum, parabens, and sulfates loom in just about every product we use. So I did some research and found some great products that you can try that have a lesser chance or doing you harm and leaving you naturally beautiful. Check them out below.   Toothpaste   Tom's is awesome sauce, no weird ingredients here. It fights cavities, whitens with naturally sourced silicas, freshens breath, and helps prevent plaque and tartar buildup with regular brushing. Get it at Tom's  Shampoo [caption id="attachment_16497" align="alignnone" width="200"]...

Hey Lovelies, I know it's been a while, so sorry for my absence, but I am back to share with a you a great product! Since I have curly hair I had never tried a dry shampoo, I never saw the point! My curls are so crazy from day to day, they never look the same so I figured what could a dry shampoo do for me? Boy was I wrong. My hair never looked better or smelled so good! My daughter also tried it since she just got braids and can't wash it everyday and she loved it too. Have you...

Hello my Lovelies!  I do love a good red carpet and the MET never fails to deliver! Here are some of my favorites. Rami Malek in Dior Homme. Rose Byrne in Ralph Lauren Collection. Zendaya in Dolce and Gabbana. La La Anthony in Thai Nguyen Atelier. Katie Holmes in Zac Posen. Trevor Noah Selena Gomez in Coach Cara Delevingne in Chanel Brandon Thomas in Dolce & Gabbana What do you think?  Who were your favorites? Hit me up @KaraAllan on Twitter or Kara@KaraAllan.com If you have a product you would like have shown here, or an event you want us to visit, let us know! Contact us at Kara@KaraAllan.com Making the Life...

Hello My Lovelies, Have you always wanted to be able to put on your makeup without a struggle?  Do you have less than 15 minutes in your daily schedule to get your face together?  Well, today is your lucky day.  I spent years working for MAC (Makeup Art Cosmetics) and Christian Dior and teaching women how to properly apply makeup especially when they have no time in their already busy schedule. Enter the Holy Grail of Makeup Lessons. You can gorgeous in 15 minutes or less. This is the equivalent of having a professional makeup artist sit with you and teach you...

Hello Lovlies, There was so many fantastic looks at this years Oscars, here are a few of my favorite best dressed men and women from the Red Carpet, Enjoy!     Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti. One word, Stunning. Aldis Hodge in Armani tux. Wonderfully put together. Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo. Loved this! Viola Davis in Armani Privé. The color is perfect on her! Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta. Beautiful gown! Wasn't too wild about the hairstyle. Chris Evans in Salvatore Ferragamo. So Handsome! Mahershala Ali in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture. All black everything! Ryan Seacrest in Ryan Seacrest. The burgundy tie added a nice pop of color! Kirsten Dunst in Dior Couture. Love...

Hey There Lovelies, I don't know about you, but eight years went by in a blink and I for one am sad to see her and Barack go.  They both brought swag and class to the White House.  Alas we will not wax poetic for too long.  Take a peek at Michelle's last cover as FLOTUS.   Annie Leibovitz/Vogue   Annie Leibovitz/Vogue   What do you think?  Hit me up @KaraAllan on Twitter or Kara@KaraAllan.com Til next time, Yours in Style, Kara...

Hello my lovelies! I hope this post finds you well!  Fall is upon us and  don't know about you but I am loving the weather!  What I don't love is how all my sisters, and a good number of my brothers are not taking good care of themselves!  Self-care and pampering are a big part of your mental and physical well being. Whhhhattttt?  I know you are probably looking at your screen and saying huh?  I am soooo serious.  Everyone is so busy busy busy.  But what's the point of all the work work work if you aren't saving a part...

  Hello Lovelies, It’s already fall I can’t believe it!  I am not a fan of the cold but what I do love is the change in colors with the trees and leaves.  I love to take pictures in nature, mostly sunrises and sunsets because they remind me of the gift God gives to us of the beginning and end of the day.       I also love to take pictures of people that are dressed well.  When I visited Italy a few years ago, I was so excited about all the men and women I saw that were impeccably dressed.     I also like to take...