Stylemath

Two ladies with lots of experience in fashion and home buying, social media, and everything else life throws at us.
Emmys 2013 Best Dressed: Lena Heady in Alessandra Rich.

Emmys 2013 Best Dressed: Lena Heady in Alessandra Rich.

Emmys 2013 Best Dressed: Michelle Dockery in Prada.

Emmys 2013 Best Dressed: Kaley Cuoco in Vera Wang

Emmys 2013 Best Dressed: Kaley Cuoco in Vera Wang

Emmys 2013 Best Dressed: Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein.

Emmys 2013 Best Dressed: Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein.

Emmys 2013 Best of Blues: Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren, and Tina Fey in Narciso Rodriguez.

Emmys 2013 Best Dressed: Julianne Hough in Jenny Packham

Emmys 2013 Best Dressed: Julianne Hough in Jenny Packham

Emmys 2013 Best Dressed: Taylor Schilling in Thakoon

   My must-have, cannot live without beauty product is the Clarisonic cleansing brush. I have tested the top cleansing brushes and with my background of working at a dermatologist office, my hands down favorite is the Clarisonic brand brush.  

The sonic vibrations used in the system are the true answer to clearer skin. ( I even have the Soniccare Diamond clean toothbrush, i’m such a big fan). The brush gives 6X better cleansing than hands alone, 61% better absorption of products used after cleansing (great for us vitamin C users), and with 2X daily use it is safe and gentle on the skin. My medical esthetician  providing my facials even knew off the bat I was using the brush from the size of my pores (or lack there of). If that isn’t reason enough, then Im not sure what is! 

Not in the market for investing in the Clarisonic brush just yet? Here are my next picks for a cleansing brush:

1. Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System: With a price around $30 this brush left my skin feeling smooth and soft after use.  It is waterproof and runs on AA batteries.

2. Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush: This brush system left my skin feeling twice as clean than using hands alone.

As for the Clarisonic, the prices vary and you have many options. I use the Clarionic Plus System that comes in a kit for $225 but there are other mini brushes great for travel sold at $125 for the MIA cleansing system and $150 for the MIA 2 skin care cleansing system

In the end, its worth the hype, it’s the most astonishing beauty product and device on the market!

After a bath hook fell out of the wall, we had a big hole in the drywall and decided to use this as an excuse to repaint the bathroom. Since we are renters, we can’t make many changes, but the condo owners made it clear we could paint and treat the place like it was our own. So, I had been researching black painted bathrooms on Pinterest and was falling in love with the dramatic appeal of dark walls in a small space. 

I learned that dark walls in a small space WITH a window does not make the room look smaller. In fact, dark paint creates the allure that the walls are far away or never-ending.

So, to my surprise, boyfriend gave me the go ahead to paint a super, super dark charcoal. Since he is my more cautios P.I.C. (partner in crime) I LOVED that he was totally enduring the dark paint idea!

So, we decided on Benjamin Moore in Deep Space. When painting a bathroom, pick a semi-gloss finish for the frequent moisture and cleaning.

The super dark grey contrasted perfectly with the light-to-medium grey tiles on the floor and shower walls. Also, with all the white and silver fixtures, it makes for a dramatic pop. If I owned the place, I’d switch out the silver fixtures for gold, but I can deal. 

PS: The color is super flattering on all skin tones, and in the morning when the sun is pouring into the bathroom, the dark walls cuts the harshness and makes getting ready totally enjoyable!

The summer season is nearing the end, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stow away all summer wardrobe essentials. Cut-off shorts are still up for some fun and play well with your early fall ensembles.

Here are some quick tips to transition your jean shorts into casual cool outfits for autumn:

1. Blazers and layers: the more on top, the less your cut-offs look like too much skin exposure.

2. Shy away from neons and other summer brights. Mix your denim shorts with rich, fall hues like oxblood, caramel brown and charcoal grey.

3. Skip the flip flops, even if it’s near 70 degrees. Maximize chicness with booties and peep toe fall shoes.

4. If you don’t have cut-offs from summer, now is the perfect time to pick up a pair while summer items are on sale. You’ll wear the shorts now for a couple months and then again starting in late spring… Win-win.

You know when you can feel a storm coming before you see the rain? Well, since fashion is cyclical, we all knew overalls were bound to come back when we set sight on harem pants, and viola!

If you’re in your late 20s or 30s, you definitely remember wearing overalls, even if leaving 50 miles away from the nearest farm.

Well, go figure, I have a pair of black coveralls from Forever 21 waiting in the site shopping cart. I think this calls for a pros and cons list…

Pros:

- I will actually be taking a style risk, which the payoff feels fabulous.

- Super versatile for work, weekends, dinners, date night

- Non denim means less farmville, more Manhattan

- So inexpensive, no loss if only wear once

Cons:

- Might look like a baby in a big onesie

- Could just get a more chic jumpsuit for fall/winter

- Might need tailoring for a flattering fit

Verdit: Yes, I really talked myself into these City-Chic Coveralls from Forever21 for $29.80. It’s actually a no brainer but I had added them and then deleted them from my cart so many times, I had to really think. 

"Wear this to the Bears game" said no guy ever. I still love it though…

"Wear this to the Bears game" said no guy ever. I still love it though…

 Move over cocktail bling and statement shining rings, the understated delicate thin rings are taking over your fancy fingers. 

   These dashing delicates are easy to stack and are so versatile you can sport them from day to day. Stack them high, wear them on your knuckles or tips of your finger, the possibilities are endless. 

  Check out our fav feminine and playful thin ring photos to mix and match metals of your own. 

Painting my nails is one of those little things I like to do when I get a free moment. That can be pretty tricky since I never seem to learn my lesson and polish my digits before I hop in bed… So, I usually have sheet marks to prove it. Regardless, I like to manicure at home and best of all, treating myself to new lacquers every month or so.

Currently I keep my collection of nail lacquers in a cosmetics bag with clear zippered pockets – one pocket is for mani/pedi tools (nail clipper, file, etc.) and the other is for the polishes.

It’s worked great, however after several years of use, the bag’s worn and torn, and has to go! So, I’m ready to try one of these fantastic ideas…