Tuesday, May 20, 2014

DIY Shoe Closet!!!!

I purchased book shelves from Wal-Mart and my life is changed! :-) As a professional shopper :-) and stylist or lets be real..... A GIRL! :-) I can over do and double do, sometimes triple buy some of the same things if not similar.  It is truly important to know what you have so everyday task can run smoothly.  This goes for every aspect of our lives and items we own not just shoes!!! :-)

For me, this is also a space saver, and puts my mind at ease so I am not frantically trying to look through boxes to see what kind of shoes I own, and I am aware that it gets a little ridiculous.  :-) But that's okay because I have admitted it! :-) AKA #retailtherapy LOL The good thing is that I donated tons of shoes this season!

This is Before.....

This is AFTER>>>>>>>>>>

Tote bags, Handbags and Clutches......


Another View.....


Inspired By..... (an old Pinterest post) :-)

I had my heart set on white but when I got to Wal-Mart they only had Black and Brown, so I had to get black because I wasn't taking no for an answer! Lol

Super happy for more organization!!! :-) I encourage you to try it! One book shelf was about $27.00

Love Candy Girl :-)
<3 <3 <3

Monday, November 18, 2013


I have taken my beauty regimen to a whole nother level!  Adding It Works beauty products to my independent business Styles of Candyland!! :-)) I am really excited to get my sexy back ;-) and feel confident in some old clothes.

Today I will be informing you about the Ultimate Body Applicator.  It's a lotion-infused, cloth wrap loaded with botanical extracts commonly used to increase circulation, elasticity and collagen production, reduce cellulite, skin hydration and repair. 

I have always had a small frame, but after reaching 28 going on 30 WHOOP!!! , 2 kids and never exercising I found myself on a road to destruction.  I was not happy with the way my clothes fit, trying to squeeze into jeans leaving a muffin top and trying to cover up with a shirt (still working on it). :-))

The It Works opportunity is open to anyone who wants to work from home and has the motivation to get up get out and make it happen.  I highly recommend it if you own a salon, admire the beauty industry, or work out and need extra help for those problem areas!! Whether it's to look firm and tight in your swimming suit or for example fit perfectly into your wedding gown.

With the heightening of at home parties, you can definitely add this to the list!! <3

I was DEFINITELY unsure about jumping into this business as there are many scams etc.  But as far as I am concerned I am jumping on this train because once I started using them there was no question about it because honestly....... IT WORKS!!! :-) Hints the name! :-)


Although there is different lighting there is no filter! 100% taken in my home with my 5 year old daughter pushing the button to take the photo! ;-)
I had this brilliant idea to totally work hard and show my results when I was totally satisfied with the way I look but..... uummmmm will I ever be satisfied? LOL  And so many women alike want to know the truth and see real people with real results that show they can do it too.
This is NOT an amazing miracle worker..... it takes true dedication unless you are looking for a quick fix for a short amount of time...... for example I can not wrap one day then eat fast food for a week and expect to look the same! :-) Life isn't that good to us! :-)
To learn more follow me on facebook as I update and give information on my page regularly. : Styles of Candyland-It Works  message me from there or my email:  stylesofcandyland@gmail.com
Or Go directly to my website to browse products and/or sign up as a loyal customer!!
Here is to Getting your sexy back!!! :-)
Love Candy Girl

Monday, October 21, 2013

Costume/Fashion Jewelry Care

I want to share some information with all girls alike :-)) and guys ;-) about limiting costume and fashion jewelry from tarnishing and fading making some pieces last many seasons to come.

As far as shopping for my jewelry, I strive to buy and provide all my Styles of Candyland customers with the best quality pieces.

Steps to take proper care..........

  • I usually store my fine jewelry in my jewelry box separate from my costume jewelry, which  always has a new place do to my DIY projects ......... check this one out.....Tank Top! :-) 

  • It's EVEN BETTER to store your costume jewelry in a plastic Ziploc bag if you do not own  jewelry pouches/bags/boxes, which I make sure all my customers receive with there purchase! :-)

  • Most importantly be cautious of water and any other type of moisture for example but not limited to perfumes and lotions.  If this happens wipe it off immediately!

  • Never use silver cleaner, alcohol or soap........ if anything personally I MIGHT use Windex to shine something up........ but rarely! :-) 

  • Use a Soft cloth to wipe debir and/or shine!

We all know they don't last FOREVER! But................

Here is to helping your costume jewelry last for Seasons to come!! :-)

Love Candy Girl :-)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Modern 40s / 50s Look

This particular style had me channeling the forties & fifties.

Starting with my hair, I tried the same technique in my last blog Curly Hair but it really didn't come out the same, but I still loved it.  I did bigger sections so they ended up with a slight wave, like pin curls, and they were moisturized and smooth.  Which took my look in a totally new direction. 

I focused on darker fall colors for my make up and tried new eyelashes.  MUST HAVE LIPS FOR FALL...... PLUMS, VIOLETS, PURPLES!!! VAMP!

 Lips: Cover Girl / Color: Euphoria


Brand:  Kiss / These are a little more challenging to place on your lashes because the band is a little more firm and doesn't bend as well.  Each lash is lined up thinner on the inside and gets thicker in the middle towards the outside.  Reminds me of a smokey eyed eyelash :-/ :-))


Dress:  Windsor
Shoes: Pictured HERE

The top of the peplum dress was a khaki color with a super sexy low cut neckline.  The bottom half of the dress is black and made it very sophisticated and business like.  Along with the classic style pumps modernized with a capped toe.

Revlon: Vixen / Shape: Square 



Here is to channeling older styles in a modern world and "dressing up" where ever you go!

Putting a look together takes lots of inspiration from your surroundings, thoughts and imagination.  I love putting it together in real life for the girl who dreams.

Love Candy Girl!!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Black and Gold.....FALL KICK OFF!!!

I feel like this was my first official kick-off to my fall wardrobe and I have to say I was feeling chic and elegant with an urban flare. ;-)

If you haven't got the Gold memo....... it's time to listen up!! GOLD IS HAUGHT, HAUGHT HAUGHT!!!!  Next time you are shopping in the mall, take a look around......Gold is trending and Silver is taking a back seat.  Of course this only applies to folks who like to stay up-to-date and fashion forward.  Please do not get offended, fashion conversations get real serious lol.

I would have to say I find great pleasure in a large gold chain linked necklace.  I still get excited about putting it on!  I sold this particular necklace pictured with my dress in my Styles of Candyland boutique which I no longer carry.  I do have more of a variety coming soon on my website or Click Here to purchase a more casual 3 chains necklace!!


I really like the large classic link because it has more of an urban edge for me, but as you see there are many ways to reinvent this gold necklace and make it relevant to your style.


Dress: Tunic Pattern w/ faux leather details shoulders 
Dressed cinched in with belt
Belt: Styles of Candyland
Shoes: Bakers Classic pump w/ capped toe

Complete look with Red cosmetics!! Nails (Gel: Bing Cherries) and Lip (MAC: Mac Red)

I took an all black dress, and added richness with gold and shinny accessories and daring red cosmetics! <3 <3

Order Mirror Plated Belt HERE!




Here is to approaching FALL with a lil BLACK & GOLD!!!

Do you love a black and gold combination?  Or tell me what your favorite combo is.........

FALL....... the season to create HIGH FASHION!!!

Love Candy Girl! Kisses

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Curly Hair and (Natural) Eyelash

I curled my hair today with a 1 inch Marcel curling iron, which is a tool I learned to curl with in cosmetology school.  It takes practice to use and can sometimes crap my hand/wrist if not used correctly.


I started by curling away from my face 1 to 1 1/2 inch sections of hair.  I did not comb the curls out until they were all done to make sure the curl keeps it's shape!

When I was done curling the hair I broke up the hair with my fingers and Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling treatment oil to break up the hair.

Here are the results......

 I have to say, I love it and hope to do this often, with or without extensions!

Here are the eyelashes, Same brand I have been using lately, just a different style.  I would say this is more natural because the lines cross at the band and the hair fibers are thin.  This would work well for beginners!

Here is to curly hair and a natural looking fake eyelash!

Love Candy Girl! Kiss kiss

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

OOTD Old Jeans/Blouse/Eyeliner

I want to talk eyeliner because I believe I am going to start playing a little more with mine.  Black eyeliner is extremely dramatic, especially if someone is not used to it.  It really defines your eyes and if you are not used to it, or if it is applied incorrectly, it can be scary!  The same with defining eyebrows, or applying a shocking lip color.  (IT'S SCARY)! hehe

Eyeliner can be worn in so many different ways, light, dark, top lid, lower lid, top & bottom, winged, thin wing, short wing, long wing, thin, thick, you name it, it's your choice.  One thing to say....... ROCK IT!!  <3 <3

I have be trying a WINGED eye, eyeliner applied on the upper lid extended to the outside corner making a "wing".
BUT here is the thing, my eye shape is NOT winged eyeliner friendly, I have a small fold that makes  the line break when I open my eye :-( So I can not apply the wing too high up.  Some techniques do not flatter certain eye shapes, but that does not mean you can not apply it and love the way it looks! 

My eye shape is more round so when I apply it "just right" it can give the illusion of a more slanted or cat eye........in a since "more dramatic". :-)

 What I used to get this look!


Hollister Co. - Pre-Baby Jeans :-) My favorite when I "dress up" a jean!!
Top: Halter top with ruffles, have no clue where this was purchased,  I've had it for years. 
Do you have something small or big that you would like to try?   

Here's to making an old outfit new and trying new things like more eyeliner!!! ;-)

Love Candy Girl! 
Kiss Kiss