Guard Your Gems: Advice From the Insurance Champs

Guard Your Gems: Advice From the Insurance Champs

WAGS Alicia Graham and Evan Williams break down the jewelry insurance game.

Makeup That'll Last Through Game Day

By: Jayci Hale (@jayci_jean)

Game Day Makeup


               Whether you’re cheering on your man in freezing cold temperatures or in the humidity, you need makeup that’s gonna last. You want your makeup to look flawless at all times, from your arrival at the stadium to those post-game hugs and kisses (be sure to wear a liquid lipstick lol). I work at a makeup store and these are some of my favorite products that’ll make your makeup STICK through every part of game day and leave you looking like you just left the house even after the game’s all over and everybody’s gone home.

1.       Too Faced Hangover Rx Replenishing Face Primer- This is my favorite primer that I’ve tried by far. I LOVE how refreshing it feels on my skin. It’s infused with coconut water, probiotics & skin revivers that help your skin look more radiant. It also promotes skin elasticity and hydrates your skin all while making your makeup last longer and look more flawless.

2.       It! Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Finishing Powder- I love this finishing powder because it really does blur pores. It provides the perfect airbrush look and is anti-aging! They also have an illuminating powder if you like more of a glowy look. I also like to use this powder throughout the day if my skin starts getting a little oily.

3.       It! Cosmetics Brow Power Pomade- I love this pomade because it will keep your brows in place throughout the whole day and is 24-hour waterproof. I also love that it’s infused with biotin and argan & jojoba oils.

4.       Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer- I love using this bronzer as a natural contour, but of course it can just be used as a bronzer. It comes in two different shades and is made with Amazonian clay which helps to provide better, longer, truer wear. It is waterproof and never looks patchy, even after hours of wear.

5.       Matte Liquid Lipstick- Ok so I’m sure most of you have used a matte liquid lipstick, but if you haven’t get on it! They’re fully kiss proof and seriously last forever. Some of my favorite brands for liquid lipsticks are Stila, Too Faced, and Anastasia.

6.       Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil- This is the best eyeliner ever. Period. It is so creamy but dries in about 30 seconds and once it’s dry, it seriously does not budge. It’s waterproof and will be sure to last 24/7. It also comes in many different colors, but my fav is the Perversion.

7.       Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray- Last but definitely not least is the Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray. This setting spray is by far the best I’ve ever tried. It holds makeup for up to 16 hours, and that’s not an exaggeration. I seriously never have to touch up my makeup when I use this. It works for all skin types and has Temperature Control Technology, which basically means that it adjusts the temperature of your makeup to keep it in place even in hot & humid or windy & cold weather. So amazing.  

I hope these products work the same staying-power wonders for you as they did for me! If you have any budge-proof products you love that I didn’t include feel free to add them in the comments!

Behind the Brand: Gabriella Waheed Launches New Fashion Line Kid Kong NYC

Behind the Brand: Gabriella Waheed Launches New Fashion Line Kid Kong NYC

Meet Gabriella. The stunning mamapreneur with a keen eye for fashion and clever captions. She is the wife of Denver Broncos player, Emmanuel Sanders, and loving mother of two. Gabriella sat down with our Editor-in-Chief to discuss the launch of her new kid's line, Kid Kong NYC.

WAG OF THE WEEK! 9/29

WAG OF THE WEEK! 9/29

We are rounding out September with WOTW beauty, Ebone' Johnson. Read more about the fashionista and better half to Carolina Panthers defensive end, Charles Johnson, here on WAGSRedefined.com! 

Wedding Planning 101 for WAGS

Wedding Planning 101 for WAGS

You’ve all been through it! People begin to treat you differently the moment they find out your man is a professional athlete. It’s the same old routine. So if you don’t know yet, planning a wedding--as a fiancee of a professional athlete--can make things 10 times more difficult...We’re here to give you the best tips on how to navigate through the wedding planning process as a WAG.

Romantic Language- A Date Night Makeup Tutorial!

Products:

YSL Touche Eclat foundation “BD60”

Sweet minerals brow powder “ganache”

ABH Pro pencil “base 2”

Tarte Styled by Hrush palette “Pinch”

ABH eyeshadow “pink champagne”

MakeUpGeek eyeshadow “Bitten”

NYX high definition liquid eye liner pen

YSL Touche Eclat concealer “3”

Tarte shape tape concealer “medium”

Bobby Brown sheer loose powder “pale yellow”

Lorac Tantilizer palette

Mac Bronzer “give me sun”

Armani eyes to kill mascara

Mac extended playlash mascara

Nar powder foundation in “mountain”

Mac blush “dame”

Lilly Lashes in “goodess”

Kiko lip pencil “309”

Smash box always on liquid lipstick “Miss Conduct”

A Chi Chi Chic Wedding| Nicole Camak

Hi Ladies, I received my childhood girlfriends wedding invitation in the mail several months back and on the invite the wedding attire stated to come "Chi Chi Chic"! I smiled when I read this, and the first thought that popped in my mind was Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump's party planner! I swear I've heard him say "Chi Chi" (she-she) so many times I even started to say it like him. If you've watched the show, you know what I mean. Saying chi chi chic out loud made me think long gown, strapless, flowy and a pink rose- blush color! However if you're anything like me you wait to the last minute to find your outfit! Not only could I not find my dream dress but, I couldn't find A dress! So a couple days before the wedding I walk into the mall with a hope and a prayer and I found an elegant-sexy black dress. I thought to myself "I'm not excited that this dress is black but I'm going to find a way to jazz it up."  I packed all my accessory options and I was just gonna wing it when it was time to get ready.  I ended up wearing colorful jeweled drop earring, sparkly shoes you couldn't see (lol), a classic black clutch bag and with the help of my friend Courtney we threw my hair up in a topknot.  I felt pretty! And ladies, if it feels good then it's right and no matter what always wear your confidence! Congratulations to #THEHARTS!

-Nicole xo

Dress- Faviana

Clutch- Tom Ford

Earrings- H&M

Shoe- Jimmy Choo

We weren't allowed to have our cell phones so I snapped a few shots in the parking lot before we took off!

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#OOTD Training Camp Edition| Nicole Camak

You can wear almost anything to see your honey at training camp but, I like to get cute when I go see my love at work!  "Mommy Functional" is a must and I only had time for either hair or makeup, naturally I chose makeup.  Nothing super special, yet simple and pretty.  xo, Nicole Headband: Natasha Accessories

Crop Top: Naked Wardrobe

High waisted short: Zara

Gladiator sandal: Free People

Baby: Sophia by Gilchrist

Tips to packing the PERFECT summer suitcase!

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As most of us know, the offseason is often a time for traveling. Whether it’s a “baecation” with just you and your significant other or a family vacation, as women- we need to be prepared for everything. Personally, I tend to over pack but I’m always ready and I love options! There are a few items of importance during offseason travel but before anything else- it is very important to check the weather and culture of your destination in order to pack accordingly. Once that has been done, here is a small guide that has helped me and I hope will help you to pack the right essentials for your trip.

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    1. During the summer months and pretty much anywhere you travel it will be warm unless you’re intentionally choosing to travel north or somewhere colder than normal. The key is to have an idea of what your plans may be once you arrive to your destination. Most people will head somewhere tropical to enjoy the warm sun and sandy beaches. In that case all you will need are a few bright colored bathing suits and flowy dresses to be as comfortable and cool as possible. A little white dress is great for summer and it’s even better if it falls slightly off the shoulders, that way you can dress it up or down. Depending on the length of your trip I would pack at least two outfits for each day; one for day and another for the night time. If you plan on spending the majority of your time at the beach then make sure you pack a variety of swimsuits as well as a few sexy cover ups and comfortable beach sandals. Anything floral is always a good idea for a tropical vacation.
    2. Your shoes are just as important as your outfits!
      1. They can seriously make or break your sanity while traveling. Make sure to pack flats as well as heels for a date night option. It also helps if you pack at least one great pair of running shoes just in case you decide to go for a hike through the rainforest or any other cool excursion. It helps to be prepared and it will definitely decrease your level of stress.
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3.  My go to beach essentials:

 1.  Mine include sunscreen, suntan lotion (I prefer the one by Jergens with the added “golden glow”), a pair of oversized sunglasses, and a hat to shield your pretty face from direct sunlight. Now call me crazy but I do wear my foundation on the beach. It actually has SPF so I know pretty well protected AND I can always get some good selfies while I’m out there. Win -Win! Also, remember to keep your skin hydrated in such a warm environment by drinking lots of water. Any body wash that has an extra exfoliation component will help your skin stay smooth and rid you of any dead skin cells you may encounter. At night try to rehydrate your skin from being on the beach by using a shower lotion on your body. I would suggest Olay Ultra Moisture In Shower Body Lotion or Nivea. Both do a great job at hydrating your skin.

 4.  Hair:

  1. My recommendation is that you twist or braid your hair in a desired style so that you won’t have to worry too much about styling. Putting too much heat in your hair can cause serious damage especially when your hair is getting wet daily (while on vacay.) For my natural hair I use Organic Dry Shampoo and I spritz it with water to keep it hydrated.
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    1. A statement necklace and classic gold pieces with big and bold cocktail rings to match can really bring your outfit to life. Pair your long necklace with your white off the shoulder dress and instantly upgrade your look from “boho to boho chic!” Another great idea is stackable bracelets. I love my Alex and Ani bracelets and they pair well with the rest of my gold accessories. Also, your personal bag or purse. I’ve always thought it was easier to travel with a miniature backpack or a cross body tote. With the backpack you are able to carry a large amount of items including a water bottle (I prefer the glass or stainless steel because they stay cool longer), your makeup bag and other must needed toiletries. The cross body is a good idea when you’re out having lunch, shopping or just exploring. Although it’s smaller than a backpack it is ideal to help keep your hands free so that you can maneuver around much easier and keep up with your children if needed.
    2. Music:
      1. One last thing but still very important is your music. My family loves music so I believe it is necessary to have a few playlists on your phone. One for yourself when you’re relaxing by the pool, which might include Beyoncé or Adele depending on your mood, one for the kids and another playlist for you and your honey. Music is very important when you’re trying to set the mood so don’t skip this step!

Lastly, be sure to try on all your outfits before packing so that you have a sense of what goes with what. This helps so that you don’t over pack items you only hope to wear as opposed to what you will wear. Pack things that will make you feel effortless and comfortable. This is a strategy I learned after having my daughter. When I was in my early 20s, I was able to “eye” a piece of clothing and automatically know how it would fit my body but now that’s impossible. I have to try things on in order to get an understanding of how it will fit and that way I don’t over pack as much. I hope my tips help with your summer plans! ENJOY!

Doll me up! Warm Summer Glam|Nicole Camak

Hi Beautys, My Beach Babe look is sexy and fierce, great for a summer evening out on the town! I'm wearing 3D Mink stacked lashes (reusable up to 25 times) -today's YouTube shows how to fix a common nose contour mistake, shares some wonderful NEW products and spills the perfect waterline shade everyone can wear. What makes you feel "Summertime" fine? Write me below & Enjoy my video!

-Nicole xo

Outfit Details:

PlaySuit: Free People

Sandal:  

Free People

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress

My first time entering Kleinfeld Bridal in the center of Manhattan New York, I was in awe. It was the beginning of winter and the entire boutique was decorated for Christmas. I was there to interview for an internship position as I needed the credentials for college graduation.  Sure, I could have chosen an internship somewhere closer to home in Florida but I was in love with the television show “Say Yes to the Dress” and once I found out that Kleinfeld offered internships- it was simply a matter of getting my mom on board.  Once she agreed to accompany me to my interview and of course support me financially during my stay, I was ready!

The boutique itself was like a winter wonderland. As I walked in I couldn’t help but stare at all the beautiful merchandise the store had to offer.  I was offered the position as a bridal consultant assistant for the duration of my internship. I had the opportunity to learn about the different types of gowns, fabrics, veils, shoes; you name it and it was there. I was honored to meet several bridal dress designers such as Pnina Tornai, Lazaro, and Jim Helm.  And as a bonus, “Say Yes to the Dress” was being filmed daily and I was able to see first hand how their filming process worked and meet the producers. It was amazing! Each day Kleinfeld’s had roughly 100 appointments made by women all over the world.  I was able to gain firsthand knowledge of what dresses best fit certain body types.  Many of the brides we encountered would bring in magazine cut outs of their dream dresses that they HAD to try on before anything else.  Upon trying on their “dream dress” they would soon reconsider realizing that the model in the picture wasn’t always a realistic expectation.  In reality, most of the dresses on display are a size 2 or 4 in sample sizes, which translates to a size 0 or 2 in bridal.  But, with the help of the correct undergarments and accessories- a bride’s dream dress is never too far gone.  It could be hiding right under your nose depending on your budget and most importantly your own personal style.

A woman with a slim waist and slim hips can wear several different bridal styles.  One being a sheath like dress, usually made of really soft material such as silk, satin, or lace.  This dress may look and feel more like a gown but, is perfect for a evening wedding on the beach or an upscale New York nuptial. Another great style can be an A-line or ball gown.   This dress cinches at the waist while also giving the bride an illusion around the hips of a full bodied skirt.

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A woman with a slim waist and curve of the hips. This bride’s body type is best when paired with a dress that may show off the bride’s curves.  A mermaid or "fit and flare" are great styles for this bride. This type of dress will hug your body and should fit like a glove.With the correct undergarments that evenly smooth over the waist area this style of dress can be considered very sexy and glamorous.

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The “All over curvy” bride may feel most beautiful in an A line or ball gown.  Also, a mermaid with a corset back.  The corset back is able to pull and cinch to the fit you desire without feeling like you may pass out. This will give the bride the illusion of a smaller waist and will celebrate the curve of her hips. For this bride or any other bride with a larger chest, the bra will be the most essential item to splurge on as well as the waist cincher/girdle.  It is important to get fitted correctly so that you’re not constantly having to adjust your gown and you definitely don’t want to be uncomfortable on your special day.

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget about undergarments! The right undergarments can seriously make or break your entire bridal look. You don’t want to wear the wrong bra and/or Spanx because it can cause your dress to look bunchy and it may not lay flat as it should against your body. Try to remember to take your undergarments with you to your fittings to be sure that your look is everything you desire. Please remember that I am not an expert!  But, do keep an open mind when looking for your wedding dress because dresses almost always look amazing on the hanger.  It is important to try on all of your options and be sure that it truly is the perfect dress you’ve always dreamed of!

Quote: “The dress is made to fit me, not the other way around.” – Jennifer Lopez (Monster in Law)

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Okay ladies, now lets get in formation! A Grey Smoky Eye with a Spicy Ivy Park look!

Hello Beauty & Fashion lovers,

Todays video features a clever way to keep your hair out of your face, a sultry/sexy  grey smoky eye so simple even you can do it too and a Spicy Ivy Park Look! Let me know if you're feeling this look and if so give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel! xo