Spring Beauty Trends

Trends come and go and we love jumping on the trend train, catching some of the fun before it passes!

Every season, fashion designers and beauty trend setters alike create a mood and certain looks for the slaves to the industry. The rest of us watch and digest what we can. Here are my favorite makeup trends for Spring. Delicious and bite sized for all to enjoy!

GRAPHIC EYES

BOLD CAT LINER

COLOR POP

As always fashion is left to be consumed, translated and trickle down to the real woman who is walking down her own daily runway.

Thanks for watching me on the show this morning! For my next makeup workshop register here!

For a recap of the products shown today on the show visit my Insta! I will be posting a gallery with purchasing info there.

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HAPPY PAINTING!

XOXO,

Alicia

Love Your Skin

Winter skin is no fun! Before we have even completed 30 days of our “new year, new me” resolutions, that dry, winter skin has crept up on us!

So how do you keep your skin looking hydrated and supple in 2018?

Simplify and go back to basics.

Here are 3 easy tips to maintaining great skin throughout this dry and extra chilly season.

1. Think about your skin from the inside out!

Most of us have some sort of diet and fitness goals in 2018. We are making a conscious effort with our diet. Do this with your skin! Foods rich in omega-3 such as salmon really make a difference on the outside. Choose fruits and veggies rich in antioxidants such blueberries, kiwi and spinach. As always, drink lots of water or swap for a green tea. Stay away from sugar, which is a skinemy, as much as possible. When you eat sugar, your insulin level goes up and this produces inflammation which in turn produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin resulting in sagging and wrinkles.

2. Stick to a skin regimen!

Whatever you do, be consistent with this because that in itself makes a huge difference with your skin. Skin solutions are easy- cleanse, tone and moisturize day and night. Exfoliate to remove dead skin at least once a week. This Works has a wide range of products to choose from and at a great price point of $28-58, it is very affordable.

3. Fake it ’till you make it!

Use a primer to “fake” great skin. Primers are magic, little cream fairies that fill pores and forge supple, hydrated skin. Be sure to find the right one for you as they all serve a purpose. For example, do not by a mattifying primer if your goal is to look hydrated. Below is one of my favorites.

Want more skin tips such as these and to learn how to create a hydrated makeup look? Visit me at one of my San Antonio makeup workshops!

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Fashion Files: Emmy Red Carpet Recap

 If you missed the Emmy fashion recap segment this morning on Great Day SA with Coco, here are her choices for Best Dressed. 

For a complete run down of Emmy fashion and info on her upcoming fashion events, visit her on Instagram.

BEST DRESSED
Nicole Kidman- Calvin Klein

Jessica Biel- Ralph & Russo

Yara Shahidi – Prada

Jane Fonda- Brandon Maxwell

Viola Davis – Zac Posen
ABOUT COCO

Local Creative Director and Visual Stylist, Rejeana “Coco” Williams presents Stylish Saturdays Volume 6, an innovative fashion movement that provides indie local fashion designers and boutiques exposure and a runway for their brand. 

 

We are excited to start a new chapter in the fashion community in San Antonio. The style and attitude of fashion has changed. Coco Productions’ purpose is to create an opportunity for awareness of the local brands, boutiques, and talented designers this city on the rise has to offer.  Stylish Saturdays caters to the untapped local fashion market, providing fashion that is tasteful and appealing to the rising sector. This is the sixth installment of this fashion movement.

 

Stylish Saturdays is not just a platform for fashion, it is a movement to support our ever progressing fashion community, and present our city in a positive light while showcasing the wonderful talent San Antonio has to offer.
Rejeana “Coco” Williams is a visual merchandiser and creative director. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the International Academy of Design & Technology and received her Master of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University.  Ms. Coco specializes in creating an atmosphere that will attract attention, and inspire shoppers in a commercial way.   Ms. Coco stays abreast of fashion trends and keeps her hand on the pulse of rhythmic and artistic influence that can be seen on the latest runways – whether couture or in everyday street wear.  

 

Get Your Fit Friday On

Today’s Beauty Buzz was about beautifying our bodies and addressing the challenge of not having enough time to reach our fitness goals.

I can certainly relate to that! I often joke that I live my life by the clock and if it is not on my schedule it probably isn’t gonna happen.

 As I mentioned on the show, I started my new fitness routine and stopped making excuses about three years ago. Along the way I wanted so badly to take shortcuts like lipo and even went as far as having some consultations. I am happy that I persevered and had the patience and willingness to put in the hard work and received the spoils that come with it. Was it easy? Nope! It’s hard… at first. But once you begin and get in a groove it’s actually a new found kind of stress relief and a fun challenge. 
Here are my quick tips for starting on the right foot and some keys to success.

1. Write down your goals.

Writing down your goals helps you visualize the finish line. It helps you focus and it’s a great way to track your progress. Fortunately we are in 2017 and there’s an app for that! 

My favorites: LOSE IT! & NIKE RUN

Lose It! Is a digital health and fitness platform that is centered on the proven principles of calorie tracking and community support for healthy, sustainable weight loss. Enter a goal and it will even tell you on what date you will reach it! Members track their daily food intake and fitness activity, and can create goals, start or join community activities and competitive challenges, connect activity trackers, access coaches, and more.

I love that it integrates with top health and fitness brands, such as Jawbone, FitBit, Nike, Misfit, Withings, Strava, MapMyFitness, Apple Health, and RunKeeper. The Lose It! experience gives members the ability to share data through wearable activity trackers, Bluetooth devices, and a variety of connected mobile apps to help them achieve powerful, personalized results. Super cool and my favorite feature is you can actually scan your food to enter the calories!

2. Hold yourself accountable.

Ok, so we are really busy and barely even have time to get together for a wine let alone get together with a friend for a workout. That is why these apps work! Nike Run app is like Facebook in running shoes! Add your friends, track eachothers progress and call each other out if you don’t get your miles in. By the way, you can also walk with the Nike Run app. The app also has weekly challenges you can choose to join at anytime.

 Here is an example of me getting my butt kicked. Go to your leaderboard to see your placing among friends. 

3. Get your fitness on anywhere.

Most people believe that you have to fit in a 60 minute workout 5-6 times a week for it to be an effective plan. That isn’t always true. It largely depends on an individuals goals but if you’re just starting out, a goal of working out 3-4 times a week is perfect. Anytime and anywhere. It’s all about how effectively you use your time! 

Today on Beauty Buzz we had Brooklyn from www.brooklyn-fit.com

She has been my trainer since 2015 when I decided to stop making excuses and committed to 5am workouts! Yeesh but wow, what great results. I am excited to share that she not only is an exceptional personal trainer but she is an RN and offers online training and coaching to keep you motivated and accountable!
Here is the information shared by Brooklyn this morning if you missed the show!


BROOKLYN:

I have a quick full body workout that will fit into any busy body schedule. It is to be performed in a circuit style workout. The beauty of it is that it hits multiple muscle groups and you can tailor it to the time you have. I recommend going through this circuit at least three times but if you have a little extra time you can add a couple more rounds. If you want to keep your body challenged you can add more exercise repetitions or add heavier dumbbells. It’s a great workout for anyone whether you’re just starting out or already have a solid fitness routine but just need a quick workout a day or two. 
Each exercise should be performed back to back until all exercises are completed. Rest for 2 minutes, then start again! 

Perform 10-20 reps of each exercise and 3-4 rotations thru the circuit. 



Workout 
Squats w/ hammer curl to over head press

Reverse lunge (R leg) to lateral raise (to increase intensity add knee raise) 

Reverse lunge (L leg) to bicep curl 

Bent over rows (in lunge position) to tricep kickback 

Elbow to Hand Plank 
*To add more intensity you can even add plyometrics like jump squats or lunge jumps.
 A thing to remember is Fitness can be anytime, anywhere. If you’re at your kids soccer practice perform lunges and sprints around the field. Running errands? Park at the end of the lot (during the day) and lunge in to the store. If anyone looks at you funny you just say “What?! I’m getting my fitness on!”

 -Brooklyn
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