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Model Weekend

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Everybody's Not Working For the Weekend.


The AA+ of BB Creams

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Hi Sammy,

Wanna try a BB cream but confused. What are they and what do they do? Recommendations?


Thanks for the question Leeah. Don't feel bad, a few months ago I was totally with you on the BB whattie confusion train.

In short, BB creams (BB = beauty balm) are mega multi taskers for the face.

You know how most women today spend what seems like hours every morning applying:

a moisturizer and/or SPF, then letting it dry...
a primer, then letting it dry...
a foundation, then letting it dry....
powder... then letting it set.

Well, BB creams will help you skip all those steps so you get the coverage, correction and protection your complexion needs to make your skin texture glow and look toned in one fell swoop. Plus, they're usually cheaper than most foundations. {score} They were all the rage in Asia and finally made their way to the US with a BB bang. Consider them a distant cousin to tinted moisturizers, only a way cooler, more talented and gifted cousin. On top of sunscreen protection, most BBs also offer anti-aging benefits to boot. {double score}


Right now I'm loving the Tinted BB Cream from Too Faced. It makes your face look instantly better and brighter, plus it promises to give you healthier skin in the long term with it's antiaging, multi-mineral complex that promotes cell health and strengthens skin's elasticity. Some folks find BBs to be too sheer, so either wear more to get your desired level of coverage, or wear it under your regular foundation.

Practically every major cosmetic company has launched their own dream BB cream in the past year, so I suggest trying some out for yourself. Don't be afraid to hit Sephora up for some samples, that's what those teeny tiny pots are for. Just ask one of those chicks in black. They should BB more than happy to help you.



Having a fashion dilemma or crisis?

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Don't go it alone. Ask Sammy!

Since I tied the knot, I've been on a quest to become the quintessential wife. This involves whipping up tasty and nutritious home cooked meals at least thrice a week. Don't get me wrong, we are an equal opportunity household so we usually take turns with dinner detail, but trying out new and exotic recipes makes me feel quite accomplished when they aren't burnt tastes good, and having a warm dinner on the table after a tough day at work always seems to make my Captain smile.

I'm not crazy about cooking but I am crazy about clothes, so I recently discovered the secret to loving my kitchen and all of the cooking time that comes along with it. The super cute apron.

Wearing a pretty apron makes me feel retro cool in my kitchen, even if I'm burning making toast. I'm all June Cleaver/Zooey Deschanel with a spatula. Instead of slaving, I'm styling, and it puts me in the mood to mince, mix and marinate my way to mastering my marital duty.

I used to think that Anthropologie was the only place to score adorable aprons, but how super cute is this Jessie Steele Out to Sea Apron from Layla Grace? It's a vintage chic find that will keep me anchored in the kitchen in a nauty nautical way, and will give me the incentive I need to push my culinary talents beyond frozen fish sticks.

p.s. They have matching oven mitts too*


All aboard? Get yours at Layla Grace, $34.

Model Expressions

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Let's Talk Style Quick Tip of the Week, 10 Words or Less.

Got grays? Hide with powder eyeshadow set with hairspray.


Model Wrong Number

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She didn't know what they were selling, but it sounded seedy.


Let's Talk Style Quick Tip of the Week, 10 Words or Less.

Skip workout! Line baby oil down legs for instant tone.


Model Muscles

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Her favorite body part were her thighs, they were totally ripped.


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Sammy Sanchez is a Miami based freelance writer, greeting card designer, and self-professed USWeeklyholic. Sammy loves tall coffee light frappuccinos, vino not from a box, and Mark Ruffalo...not necessarily in that order.
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