Cherry Drop

To be honest, my mind is f r o z e n right now, I just finished shooting with a local photographer and now I’m revising the original texts for this entry. I think there’s no one on earth who can do my makeup better than I can and I’ve actually been dying to do some beauty selfies with these earrings. I’m kind of in the mood to do a little more shopping but instead I’m at home waiting on the vegan pizza I just ordered. Who am I kidding? I just want to stay in and blog about the fact that since winter is red, I paired the earrings with a bold red lip and sultry sienna eyes.

— Talia

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Comfort & Happy Distractions (Creative’s Edition)

Instagram is a good intro to all of my work and the basics on knowing me in what I’m up to.

 See? Back to food styling!  Happily  vegan.

See? Back to food styling! Happily vegan.

My youtube channel (just “did some shopping yesterday”) is day to day, personal, beauty and lifestyle videos. Real basic at-home-girly-things which I have missed doing and am proud to be back at.

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My followers on twitter share a lot of my opinions, love, advice and friendships. I really do have a lot on my mind; those who are paying attention get to see how I feel even if it’s just of the moment.

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Snapchat is completely unfiltered, unedited selfies, fun filters to no makeup selfies, and just my face in the city with backdrops of the subway, beautiful buildings, restaurants and stores.

And last, facebook friends get the more official news. It’s also public so, we don’t have to be “friends.” 

— Talia

Perfect Nails & Products I Use

I swear I was a manicurist in a past life because it’s the first thing I notice about men and women next to good skin and teeth. Ironically, this all has everything to pertain to the features I actually spend excessive time pampering and grooming on myself.

 (New Category: Nails is definitely all the times I do my own nails but lack breaking down the step by step on how I get the perfect nails.)

Links to the exact nail products I use:

Fingernail clippers

Acetone

Cuticle oil

Wooden manicure sticks

Clear base coat

— Talia

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  1. I clean the nail by useing nail polish remover with acetone. It does strip the nails, but for me, it’s literally a waste of time using or trying anything else and I think it also helps prevent bacteria. 
  2. Depending on the state of my nails, I’ll clip them because I love my nails to be short - hygienic and chic - I want to have the standard set for anyone who comes in contact with my hands, if that makes sense. I also use my fingernail clippers to remove hangnails and overgrown cuticles. Afterwards, I’ll go over the nail with an acetone wipe. I really love these! I just discovered them more recently and I feel like I run out so fast because I’m constantly doing my nails...
  3. Apply a ton of oil on the cuticles and nails.
  4. While oil is still on the nails, I use the wooden manicure sticks to shape and pushback cuticles to my liking and then I remove any leftover oil with either another acetone wipe, sanitizer, baby wipes or just by washing my hands with warm water and soap! (Duh.)
  5. Last, I paint my nails with a quick-drying base coat and I do a final application of cuticle oil in which this time, I actually massage the remaining oil into my hands and call it a day!
 My nails surviving the chilly wind with a cold bowl of ice cream, all thanks to my happy routine. 

My nails surviving the chilly wind with a cold bowl of ice cream, all thanks to my happy routine. 

Twitter with me @TaliaVoider

Posh Avenue

The vibe in the air is getting to a really good point and I feel it. I was able to shoot for my blog, completely unbothered, have some vegan treats to celebrate my own personal thanksgiving, enjoy being in the city because it never gets old and just consciously live my life with the people I enjoy “having” in my life. Now, I’m in Whole Foods, chilling until rehearsals tonight for the Kwanzaa Fest Fashion Show by Long Island University!

— Talia

  Wearing:   gold disk drop earrings by  Forever 21 , plain white t shirt by  Chico’s , denim crop top by  Elle Sasson , wool coat by  Forever 21 , light wash vintage jeans by  Wrangler , chuck 70 high top shoes by  Converse,  cross shoulder purse by  Steve Madden, Madden Girl

Wearing: gold disk drop earrings by Forever 21, plain white t shirt by Chico’s, denim crop top by Elle Sasson, wool coat by Forever 21, light wash vintage jeans by Wrangler, chuck 70 high top shoes by Converse, cross shoulder purse by Steve Madden, Madden Girl

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Ivy League

If one really thinks they’ll have their shit together, outfits picked out, hair did, and hydration on point, then I hate to be that girl who says otherwise even though it sounds contradicting to my style standards. I think now is the time to be cute and throw on the layers to “slay” but once the wind starts getting sharp and the temperature drops, wearing whatever is necessary to stay warm will be the only priority where any sense in fashion will come second next to a face covered in vaseline.

My focus is to have good nail care, a few lip colors and some signature accessories.

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Jewelry is earrings, hoops or teardrops. Maybe a ring if I can find a new one. I’m so over having to replace my rings every other few weeks - I stopped wearing them. I’m ready for a real one. One that doesn’t fade or prompt me having to take it off to wash my hands. And I have a feeling it’ll be gold!

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For lip colors, I’d say red forever but, I recently went out with a black lip and killed it so, as long as it’s bold, I’m good. And plenty of lipgloss or chapstick on a “day off.”

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Faux fur pieces are a yes! I don’t know why I’m attracted to such but I always tend to have something fluffy around, if not on me then on my bed - I like the warmth and softness it brings to any situation, outfit or look. Even though the pieces I have are dark, I’ve seen neon colors that I’d be happy to get my hands on this winter. 

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If I’m wearing all black, like the rest of New York(ers), I want to pair it with a good makeup look, whatever that means; I’ll do the eyes or lips or a simple bronzer, something to bring life to the face because a lot of black with the harshness of the cold can make a girl look dead. Not here for it.

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A pet peeve of mine is people who do not take care of themselves (in general) but lack basic cuticle care. Not saying to do what I do but owning a pair of fingernail clippers goes a long way. The clear coat is a stretch but makes a difference. And I like a dark nail though, I’ll go clean, quick and polished, too.

Also, lots of N e t f l i x!

— Talia

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Bombshell: Winter Is Red

I’ve never worn this much color in my life as well as this amount of accessories.. From makeup to jewelry, I am completely against looking crusty, dull or basic these coming months and made it a point to bring ‘tacky’ to an all new level with offensively bright blue, red, and fluffy pink cotton candy a.k.a favorite earrings — my light wash vintage jeans were paired with an all over print top, newly thrifted camel wool coat, converse and the rest is, well, have a look and let me know.

Also, thank you for reading! I saw hits from Poland last night and it surprised my heart.

— Talia

 Winter is red.

Winter is red.

  Earrings  Eardrop Fluffy Mink Hair

Earrings Eardrop Fluffy Mink Hair

  Coat   Forever 21

Coat Forever 21

  Top   ASOS  or  ZARA  

Top ASOS or ZARA 

  Van Leeuwen  Vegan Peanut Butter Choc Chip & Choc Chip Cookie Dough 

Van Leeuwen Vegan Peanut Butter Choc Chip & Choc Chip Cookie Dough 

  Shoes  Converse Chuck 70 High Top

Shoes Converse Chuck 70 High Top

   E armuffs  Barney’s

Earmuffs Barney’s

  Lipstick   Measurable Difference Posh Matte Liquid Lipstick  in Edge

Lipstick Measurable Difference Posh Matte Liquid Lipstick in Edge

Honey’s N Cream

Forget all these major labels and “major people.” Keep doing you, move at your pace. Post original pictures, selfies, outfits, makeup looks, day to day life, and things that you like and look at. Be about it. Because nothing else defines you except you. These one time hits are one time hits. And they have a date. Don’t lose sight of you. Always have something of your own. This right here, my blog, curated with my iPhone is my own. It’s not part of anything else. It’s a lifestyle. My face is my face. My image is my image. My work is my work and that’s what I post. I share it all but it’s mine first and I exploit it first. And then there’s a lot of “mine” that never sees the light of day. Surprised? Don’t be. I guess I want to know that at the end of it, if I took all the content from my resume (the experiences, photoshoots, collaborations and events) and completely terminated that part of my past, there would still be extraordinary pieces left over. That’s the me I’m talking about. That’s the me I love and want to be forever. All of the glamorousness does not matter. And there’s a scripture, my absolute favorite from the Bible, it goes: “Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary but, what is unseen is eternal." And it’s 2 Corinthians 4:16-18. How refreshing is that to keep in mind?

— Talia

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Insta Eyes From Bed

After sleeping in my makeup and touching it up the next day, I took a bunch of “creative” selfies in bed just because I do want to always have makeup in my wave. This is really a new take on a traditional look I use to do all the time. Usually I’d go for a matte lip but this time I’m wearing lipgloss and of course, (now semi) bleached brows. 

— Talia

featuring: rings, earrings, bracelets by Blush Jewels, Shine Jewelry and Guess

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on the eyes Nicka K Duo Blush in 02, for highlight Jesse’s Girls Pure Pigment Eye Dust in Pixie Dust, Kiss lashes; on the face LA Girl Pro Coverage foundation, E.L.F Aqua Beauty Blush in Bronzed Peach, on the lips Jasmine La Belle Lipgloss in Goldie

New Category: Nails

I have pictures all set and ready to do a makeup post and instead, hands. Or, well, nail polish and no nail polish and artificial nails. Basically, details of my day to day style - I feel like I’ve said that before - I don’t know. It’s funny because I’m really big on nail care. Care in general. General body care. I love a clear coat or just something dark but, (sometimes, I make exceptions for actual color) people literally catch me grooming and buffing my raw ass nails on the train, in the subway and while walking the cuts of New York. It’s ratchet. Like, bitch, I carry fingernail clippers in my bag if anything, I always have that. Hit me up. Never mind. 

— Talia

featuring: bracelets & rings by Guess, Blush Jewels and Jessica Mcclintock; nails and nail polishes by Milani Cosmetics, Nailhur, and Kiss!

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Poppy Nectar

Get me away from these department stores, psych. Come with me? I held myself captive (doesn’t even make sense) for 3 hours, acting a fool; listening to my soundcloud, neglecting my text messages, looking at skincare, cosmetics and shoes. I think it was 4 hours, now I don’t know. It started because I’m running low on my favorite lipgloss - it’s dry and frigid right now, crusty lips are a major no. Plus, I wanted to try something new. I bought charcoal nose strips; I noticed that I have not needed to exfoliate my skin since I started using anti-aging products so the pores needed some care today. I purchased a night cream to pair with my current regime and oils. Then thongs, pajamas, tights, sports shoes, some earrings and of course, makeup. So, uh here’s to stimulating the economy! Oh, wait, I keep my receipts so, I may return or exchange depending on the day... and my mood. I made a video swatching (trying on, actually) all of the lip colors; posted on my Instagram but, the details and my true thoughts are below.

Jasmine La Belle Cosmetics Ultra Glaze Brilliant Shine Lipgloss Edition 

 Icicle, Raisin, Posie, Goldie, Icon

Icicle, Raisin, Posie, Goldie, Icon

Icicle This looks the most like a “glaze.” It’s pretty if I’m using one coat and expected to touch up every hour, on the hour. Out of all the glosses, I’d choose this one last just because I think it’s the least flattering on me.

Raisin Love the color. Hate the name. Bite me.

Posie Fuck if I’m Barbie or not, this is “just girly things” if I do say so myself. I could wear this every day. And so could the All-American-White-Girl which is why this one would be in second place to my absolute favorite of the glosses in this set. Sorry.

Goldie My favorite. To be honest, I pre-swatched this after eating dinner but I took off the product guard to maximize the effect. I love it. I’m using this every day. The glitter is everything, the tone is warm and it’s like, holiday ready.

Icon Tried it. It’s literally a neon version of my natural lip color so whatever that is, this lipgloss is the enhancer. But, it’s similar to the other. 

— Talia

 Courtesy of Burlington

Courtesy of Burlington

P.S. sweater by Saks Fifth Avenue Folio Collection; earrings by Forever21 

Girlfriend

This is the outfit I wore last week to runway rehearsal for the Kwanzaa Fest held by a cool group of creative individuals at the Long Island University. Wishing everyone involved the best!   

— Talia

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Top: Marvel / Bottoms: Neiman Marcus / Shoes: Converse / Ring: Blush Jewels / Bracelets: Guess 

Stone Cold Beauty (Black Accessories)

I’m a blogger but, I literally just saved and published this entry without a title at first so there goes posting it on my timeline - for some reason all of my errors tend to save for the Facebook share option. I can’t even change up the thumbnail. Ugh. 

 Anyway, black iPhone’s are really cool to me now. Silver was my thing before. I take all my photos with mine, no “camera” necessary. 

Anyway, black iPhone’s are really cool to me now. Silver was my thing before. I take all my photos with mine, no “camera” necessary. 

 boots by Call It Spring — bag by Steve Madden, Madden Girl  — Ace Beaute Quitessential Eyeshadow Palette — Blush Jewels ring — Kiss Professionals Mirror Shine Lipgloss — NYX mascara — Guess bracelets — Marc Jacobs perfume roller

boots by Call It Spring — bag by Steve Madden, Madden Girl  — Ace Beaute Quitessential Eyeshadow Palette — Blush Jewels ring — Kiss Professionals Mirror Shine Lipgloss — NYX mascara — Guess bracelets — Marc Jacobs perfume roller

 I don’t know if it’s a security breach to keep exploiting my right hand (bag) but it’s aesthetically pleasing and the most convenient easy breeze going on these days.

I don’t know if it’s a security breach to keep exploiting my right hand (bag) but it’s aesthetically pleasing and the most convenient easy breeze going on these days.

 Oh my God, under boob, internet thot.

Oh my God, under boob, internet thot.

 Back to blogging super weird and wording shit all “from another planet” esque! Not that anybody notices. Speaking of notice, it’s funny that I was asked about my hair. Like, I have to remember that not everybody is paying attention to what I do as soon as I want them to (or as soon as it happens but, whatever.)

Back to blogging super weird and wording shit all “from another planet” esque! Not that anybody notices. Speaking of notice, it’s funny that I was asked about my hair. Like, I have to remember that not everybody is paying attention to what I do as soon as I want them to (or as soon as it happens but, whatever.)

 Damn, this palette is going nowhere. I literally am giddy as fuck every time I use it. Fun fact, I’ve been watching Lisa Eldridge tutorials and Gossip Girl and all the things I enjoyed as a teenager, it’s just nice to have me. But, as soon as I start to feel closed off, I find the balance, whether it’s to get ratchet on social media, bombard Kim with audio messages, or just spend some time around the city. 

Damn, this palette is going nowhere. I literally am giddy as fuck every time I use it. Fun fact, I’ve been watching Lisa Eldridge tutorials and Gossip Girl and all the things I enjoyed as a teenager, it’s just nice to have me. But, as soon as I start to feel closed off, I find the balance, whether it’s to get ratchet on social media, bombard Kim with audio messages, or just spend some time around the city. 

 Don’t ask me about my style, just appreciate it and maybe have some sense of your own, too.  

Don’t ask me about my style, just appreciate it and maybe have some sense of your own, too.  

 The whole time I thought this mascara was just not NYX but it is. I don’t use it all the time but it makes a look without using false lashes. And of course, my mirror shine lip gloss for any occasion. 

The whole time I thought this mascara was just not NYX but it is. I don’t use it all the time but it makes a look without using false lashes. And of course, my mirror shine lip gloss for any occasion. 

 Outtake is so worth it; looking like I’m in Los Angeles, though. Actually, California doesn’t sound too bad right now since the weather is beginning to fuck up in NYC. Plus, the people are getting weirder and the food is wonderful on the beach, in the sandy air. They have “Boxed Water Is Better” on the west coast, pleaseee!

Outtake is so worth it; looking like I’m in Los Angeles, though. Actually, California doesn’t sound too bad right now since the weather is beginning to fuck up in NYC. Plus, the people are getting weirder and the food is wonderful on the beach, in the sandy air. They have “Boxed Water Is Better” on the west coast, pleaseee!

 Always always açaí bowl. 

Always always açaí bowl. 

 Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream but, I remember when I was addicted to “Honey.”

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream but, I remember when I was addicted to “Honey.”

 In Whole Foods ( eating ) and a more mature lady asks me where I got my shoes as they were the prettiest she’s come across so far... Reiterating to her “Call It Spring” a thousand times, she scurried off as if she was heading there to buy a pair before she forgot the name of the brand. #MomentsLikeThat matter! 

In Whole Foods (eating) and a more mature lady asks me where I got my shoes as they were the prettiest she’s come across so far... Reiterating to her “Call It Spring” a thousand times, she scurried off as if she was heading there to buy a pair before she forgot the name of the brand. #MomentsLikeThat matter! 

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Crisp Black & White

I so badly want to go in about the highlights of today’s outfit session (as in shooting and scouting location, surrounded by locals, kids and dogs) but I’d rather keep it all bottled in and move on. Oh, well, maybe I’ll tell my “imaginary friend” in which I’m meeting up with later for vegan ice cream — that I’m excited about! Until then, I’m at home, editing and waiting on my seamless order. Can’t decide if I’m wearing these heels for the rest of the day or not. Follow me on Twitter for a poll. 

— Talia

 top by  Chicos

top by Chicos

 pants by  GAP

pants by GAP

 ring by  Blush Jewels

ring by Blush Jewels

 bracelets by  Guess

bracelets by Guess

 bag by  Steve Madden, Madden Girl

bag by Steve Madden, Madden Girl

 jacket by  H&M

jacket by H&M

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 shoes by  Call It Spring

shoes by Call It Spring

Metal Azalea

There’s nothing going on but if there were, it’s a secret. Also, I have a lot to get off my chest but I seem to be holding it together quite well and it’s also keeping me focused on my new posting with purpose “campaign.” 

— Talia

  Bracelets by  Guess

Bracelets by Guess

   Pants by  Express

 Pants by Express

  Jacket by  H&M

Jacket by H&M

  Purse by  Steve Madden, Madden Girl

Purse by Steve Madden, Madden Girl

  T-shirt by  G Star Raw

T-shirt by G Star Raw

  Shoes by  Call It Spring

Shoes by Call It Spring

Baby Peach Skin

They don’t call me the white peach for nothing. Nobody calls me that but, my skin is all anybody ever tells me about myself so, this is what this is about. Disclaimer is that I do enjoy nutrition and supplements but they are expensive and I haven’t used any of my favorites now that I’m doing things a little different. Water is always a must but people say that all the time and forget to take it seriously. 

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Retinol 

“Retinol is a weaker, over the counter version of tretinoin, a prescription vitamin A derivative that is highly effective in reversing sun damage and signs of aging. Tretinoin decreases fine lines, evens skin color, improves texture, tightens pores, and stimulates blood flow and collagen production.“

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I’m not giving away all of my secrets but I will say that I’ve personally started using retinol cream (like I found some potions at the Burlington’s) and it’s basically anti-aging skincare. Prevent now! Unless you’re under 20 then just drink lots of water and stay out of the sun. 

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No Dairy 

I’ve made the transition over to veganism, as well. The lack of dairy in my diet is benefiting and it’s really showing on the outside. Surprisingly, I don’t miss cheese! I crave other foods as an alternative and I’m fuller and more radiant than ever.

That’s it. “Anti-aging” and Veganism.

— Talia

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 Wet, wet, wet. 

Wet, wet, wet. 

Poison Oak

I had a lot to say until I got home, took a shower, felt really good washing my almost bald head and getting out of the windy storm. 

— Talia

 My name is Talia and I kill the queens.  

My name is Talia and I kill the queens.  

 Just kidding. 

Just kidding. 

 Bug. 

Bug. 

 I don’t know why I think my goodwill sneakers are this cool.  

I don’t know why I think my goodwill sneakers are this cool.  

 I met a lady. 

I met a lady. 

 Don’t talk to me, then.

Don’t talk to me, then.

 I am literally the most uncool, boring human being on the planet. 

I am literally the most uncool, boring human being on the planet. 

 Back to it.  

Back to it.  

Top: Aritzia - TNA Brand / Bottoms: Neiman Marcus / Jacket: H&M / Shoes: Saucony / Earrings: Taramanda

The Devils Details

“You don’t look American.” I’m American. Can October be over, now? New York’s petty committee is doing the most and I just don’t give a fuck about Halloween.

 Ready. 

Ready. 

 Oh, my God. I did it. I cut the fuckshit off. 

Oh, my God. I did it. I cut the fuckshit off. 

 Hyrdate & Glow, incase you missed it.  

Hyrdate & Glow, incase you missed it.  

 I am a doll. 

I am a doll. 

 It’s been a minute but! Wow, I guess I’m vegan for the long haul? 

It’s been a minute but! Wow, I guess I’m vegan for the long haul? 

 Simple and clean. 

Simple and clean. 

 I don’t need this. 

I don’t need this. 

 My favorite. 

My favorite. 

 Lady lady lady.  

Lady lady lady.  

 White brows but really a shout out to my new best friend by Steve Madden.

White brows but really a shout out to my new best friend by Steve Madden.

Black Spice: Outfit Kit

If this moment lasts forever, the motto is: a lot of this, a lot of that, look out lil bitch, better watch your back... 

— Talia

 Club Monaco top is really about that “ fuck it up“  life.

Club Monaco top is really about that “fuck it up“ life.

 Thank me? Thank you!  

Thank me? Thank you!  

 Artificial nails are really pretty but, the nail glue. God, it dries out my cuticles like a bitch.

Artificial nails are really pretty but, the nail glue. God, it dries out my cuticles like a bitch.

 If you don’t know this lipcolor, you’re ridiculous for not paying attention to me. I mean, if you’re not paying attention to me at all, you’re ridiculous but, this product is amazing!

If you don’t know this lipcolor, you’re ridiculous for not paying attention to me. I mean, if you’re not paying attention to me at all, you’re ridiculous but, this product is amazing!

 Black Moon Cosmetics Vegan Liquid to Matte Lilcolor in Hazel

Black Moon Cosmetics Vegan Liquid to Matte Lilcolor in Hazel

 Killing it. Still jock-able if a bitch wants to copy me, though. 

Killing it. Still jock-able if a bitch wants to copy me, though. 

Add me on Snapchat and follow me on Twitter or else I don’t care about you and your life, either.