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FASHION TRENDS OF 2012: YAY OR NAY?

Thursday, December 27, 2012


I fell in love with a lot of these trends for 2013. Which were your favorite? 
Which do you want to get rid of in 2013? Comment.



REVIEW: IrresistibleMe Clip In Hair Extensions

Friday, December 21, 2012
The folks over at IrresistibleMe sent over some AMAZING clip in hair extensions. If you've read my blog or watched my youtube channel (click here) you'd know that I have been natural for 3-4 years now. I try to avoid anything harsh to my hair including hair dye. My friend Alexis has beautiful brown hair but unfortunately I've been too scared to dye my own in fear that it will cause my hair to break, get dry, etc. Luckily for me with the help of IrresistibleMe I've been able to get my chocolate brown hair dreams on. By applying the chocolate clip in extensions and blending it with my dark brown hair, I have achieved the look I was going for. What do you think?
 
I got these extensions to the length of my hair, so it basically just added color and thickness. I love the color! Sure I wish I could have this 24/7 but I do love my own hair. I love that with clip ins you have the option of removing them and putting them in when you feel like it.


Clips ins are very easy to apply to you hair.
 Simply part where you want to place the clip and then snap it in!

BYE BYE 2012 ...

As we lean more towards 2013, it's time to do a lot of reflecting! I had some really amazing moment in 2012, I also had to make some really tough choices but overall it was wonderful. I look forward to seeing what 2013 will bring, I love surprises but at the same time I hate them. I'm far from patient, knowing that in a year your whole life can be completely different is scary and fun all wrapped into one. What I love most about having a blog is the ability to look back and see how far you've come. 



Tough moments can be difficult but you just always remember the great moments and anticipate the greater moments to come in your future.



I think the best time I had in 2012 was my family trip to Europe. Not only was it an amazing experience but it was great to finally use my camera! I took so many wonderful pictures and you can view them all here. Let me know what you think! 




The majority of my purchases were accessories because I am obsessed! In the photo above 
you can see on the poles, a really cool wrist accessory. I love this! So much so that I hate wearing it out in fear i'll lose it. It's made out of this odd material - almost like wax strands and it has some beading on top. 


What was your favorite 2012 memory?

xoxo

Jonesy 






DIY: HOLIDAY NAILS!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Shine bright into the New Year with fun holiday nails. I always do my own nails, they never come out perfect but it saves me some money. Now, if only I could learn to give myself a pedicure. Actually for that I rather hit up the spa/nail salon and get pampered : ) hint hint

See below on how to get this fun look! 


You'll need to begin with a base color. I chose black but you can easily do this with any color: white, grey, blue, pink, it's up to you! Applying the sparkling polish/confetti polish on bare nails may not allow it to stand out as much that's why I suggest that you begin with a base color first like this black and apply it on top.

Check out these confetti options, herehere, and here.
Allow the black to dry and then set your second polish on top and you're all done : )
I like my nails extra shiny so I usually apply a clear top coat to make it stand out even more. 

How cute is this Elf nail cube? I' love this! Great Christmas gift for girls who love to do their own nails, 

xoxo - Jonesy

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HELLO ATLANTIC CITY

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Happy Birthday Alexis! My friends and I ventured off to Atlantic City this past weekend to celebrate the Birthday of my friend Sexy Lexi (she hates when I call her that). We had so much fun!

We arrived at the hotel in the afternoon. The staff was very friendly and the venue was so beautiful. I was surprised how many people were staying at the resort despite it being so cold in December and the aftermath of Hurricane sandy. Overall you couldn't see any damage was done to the hotel, everyone was still out and about and having a great time.



Before dinner we grabbed a snack at this taco restaurant at the venue. It was set up like an outdoor taco shack but it was indoors. The fish taco was very delicious!

 
Three girls to a room and the rooms were very spacious! We were up on the 41st floor (it has 48 total) and got a wonderful ocean view of Atlantic City. Floor to ceiling windows, comfy beds and a flat screen television. Though we weren't in the room very much, it was great to arrive there when we were done partying at night.



Dinner was yummy as we dined at the famous Buddakan restaurant!


For my outfit I wore a dress with animal print pumps from H&M! 
On sale for ...$15 bucks and they were so comfortable believe it or not.

 

We had a great brunch the next morning at 'One' thanks to our wonderful waiter Stephan.




Last but not least ... my favorite part! The shower. The hotel has the most amazing shower ever. 
It looked more like a sauna, it was hugeeeeeeee.



I give this hotel the thumbs UP!

Pro: Great for groups, great choices in restaurants, available transportation (cabs), lots of parking, amazing showers.

Cons: Club at the venue was expensive! We went to a club not on the property. Pool isn't very large, could be a lot bigger. Restaurants can be pricey!

Advice: Book this trip when they are offering a deal. We got lucky and booked our trip during Cyber Monday and saved $100 off of our rooms.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HIM

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Guess what? It's Holiday time and that means lots of shopping.
Are you lost about to get your guy? 

Here are some great suggestions depending on his guy type:


Music Guy: If he is a fan of music I'm almost sure he likes his music loud. The Beats By Dre headphones are an excellent choice this Holiday season. They offer spacious earcups with plush, breathable cushions for ultimate listening comfort. It also comes with iSonitalk cable with answer button and mic which lets him take calls from you with iPhone or other music phones.

High Fashion GuyNixon The Time Teller watch. Custom three hand Japanese quartz movement. Custom 100 meter stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal and double gasket crown. Custom stainless steel flex band with single locking clasp. Need I say more?

Health/Fitness Guy: Send him to the gym in style with this leather and canvas Mulberry Henry Gym Bag with zip closure and leather trims. This washbag features one external zip pocket, canvas carry strap and a mulberry logo fob detail. Or buy the KitchenAid's 5-Speed Blender which lets you seamlessly prepare ingredients, perform everyday kitchen tasks and more. He'll love this for protein shakes and smoothies in the morning.

Techy Guy: Most techys own a smart phone and when it's cold outside gloves can separate you from connecting with your email and loved ones. The North Face® "E-Tip" stretch gloves boast innovative technology-friendly finger patches. Technology-friendly patches on thumb and index fingertip. Now he will be able to continue to communicate on his phone and stay warm.

High Maintenance Guy: If he travels a lot for work and likes to keep a smooth face then he will need a great place to house all of his equipment. The Cole Haan Reflective Shave Kit is a reflective Shave Kit with rubberized and flat leath trim. It's chic and does the job! He'll love it and you for thinking of him and his man tools.  

Artsy Guy: If he loves art then he may love this Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Artists' Watercolor Pencil Gift Box of 36 Colors. Each pencil contains superior pigments of unsurpassed light-fastness (resistance to fading), which is rated on each pencil. The set includes 36 Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils, one brush and a gift box.


What do you hope he gets you this holiday season? Discuss.

xoxo - Jonesy


DIY: ACCESSORIES RACK ($1 STORE)

Monday, December 10, 2012


How to make an accessories tray for less than $10 bucks? Watch, subscribe, and comment : )


xoxo - Jonesy

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MODEL JOURDAN DUNN SHOWS OFF HER COOKING SKILLS

Sunday, December 9, 2012
She's not all just a pretty face! Model Jourdan Dunn is also I hear a really great cook! Now that she her own cooking show on Jay-Z's Youtube Channel, we can all be great cooks as well. Check out the video below of Jourdan making Jerk Pork, Rice and Peas and Caribbean Salsa.


I also love the food blog by Model Chrissy Teigen (Fiance of John Legend) she seems like a fantastic cook and has even taken up cooking courses! Check it out HERE 

FIND HAPPINESS WITH GAIAM TV

The New Year is approaching and we all know that with the new year come new promises to ourselves about what we will do in the future, and pay close attention to what impacts our happiness. Whether it be to try a new hairstyle, find a new job, decide on a career, lose a few lbs, travel more often, normally we all come to this grand conclusion about how we want to live our lives moving forward.

 

I wanted to share with you this piece from Academy Award-nominated director Roko Belic. Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories from around the world and powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion. 

This got me thinking, what are some things that I want in 2013 that I can commit to and that will make me happy: growth in my career, a healthy lifestyle, more traveling, more quality time with the family, write more often, and meet and interact with new people. Take a peak at some of my favorite memories of 2012!






With over 2K titles, Gaiam TV is like Netflix but more so for the mind, body and spirit! What I love about this site is that it has a library full of thought provoking movies, top documentary films and fitness videos. This site has streaming capabilities so you can use it on your personal computer, iPads and smartphones. They are currently offering a free trial and if you decide to sign up afterwards it's only $9.95 per month. When you sign up for a free 10-day trial  you will automatically be entered to win a 3-month subscription and a cozy, organic fireside blanket! If you're interested in at least checking this out, i definately suggest you sign up for the trial at http://bit.ly/GetGaiamHappy.



Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for GaiamTV but my thoughts regarding the film are my real opinions.

NEW YEARS EVE 2013 FASHION

Thursday, December 6, 2012


It's almost NYE. Time is flying right? 

New Years Eve is a great excuse to get all dolled up! Here's what I'm thinking ...



Last year I wore a TNFC black sequin bandeau dress with a sweetheart top and I loved it (click here). I felt sexy but I also felt very comfortable. I love the way a sweetheart top can frame you and this dress was an amazing design that highlighted your curves and made your body look great, especially in the butt area. If you need a little boost in the caboose this dress would be a great choice. 

This year I would dare to try a dress that highlights a sexy back! When wearing a backless dress I love having my hair to the side so I would try wearing this look with a side braid, like a fishtail. Don't forget your nails! I'm in love with nail patches (click here). Don't be afraid to try a BOLD lip if you are wearing a very simple black dress, try a hot red or even a darker vampy color like the limited-edition Yung Rapunxel by MAC. If you've never tried fake lashes you won't be disappointed. They come in all shapes and sizes depending on what you like, I love the lashes that fan out and create more of an oval effect with your eye. If you purchase lashes at MAC they can apply them for you. Don't go boring with your clutch and accessories, spice it up, add some color, and let it bling with you into the New Year!


xoxo - Jonesy

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COMMENT SECTION


I was informed by several people that I have an issue with the comment section on my blog, sigh. If you have been trying to leave me comments and it is not working I'm sorry about that. I am trying to get this issue resolved. If you once had this same issue and know how to fix it please email me at Jonesy.Bliss@gmail.com. In the mean time I'll continue working on it. Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo , Jonesy

WHAT HAPPENED WITH JADYN?

Remember my adorable cousin that I mentioned on the site before? Click here. Well, he's bigger now and just as cute! Still holding out hope that one day I can help him get a modeling contract.




DEAR SANTA: HAIR PRODUCTS BY FOLICA WISH LIST

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I am excited to announce that Folica has a really great promotion for you this Holiday season! From now to January 1st, you can enter to win a credit for hair products at Folica in their Holiday Hair Wishes Come True With Hair Products From Folica campaign. Folica and I agree that your hair is your most important accessory which is why I love what they offer for hair styling products and hair care. This month they’re offering a special promotion where everyone wins up to $50 to spend on hair styling products at Folica.com. What are the odds of you winning? Well, 1 in every 100 wins a $50 credit to spend instantly on hair care. 

How cool is that? 


As you know I am always in search of great hair products to create new hairstyles, healthier hair and products that promote growth and hair care. What I heart about this site is that they offer over 60K great hair products, more than 300 amazing brands and over 70K customer ratings and reviews, Folica.com is your go to site in order to recreate today’s hottest hairstyles! Make your hair wishes come true this season and check out the hair products offered at Folica.

This year I have a special request for Santa! Here is my 2012 list to make my hair wishes come true this holiday season! What’s yours?

Verge by One Curl Styx- Verge by One Curl Styx is a clip-less curling iron featuring 3 easy to change barrels in differing sizes and high quality ceramic nano-gold technology. Need I say more? Three barrels allows you have to have three different types of curls. I’m loving this and this product comes with free shipping! Sweet.

Moroccanoil Oil Treatment - Moroccan Oil Treatment is a unique serum with instant absorption into hair to create a beautiful shine and long term conditioning. This oil treatment I heard is great for your hair and all the rage!

Diane Brush Mesh Rollers 7/8"- 12 pack- Diane Brush Mesh Rollers 7/8"- These rollers are durable Italian made rollers- for use with a pin or clip. When I am trying to stay away from heat I’ll use rollers similar to these in my hair when I go to bed and when I wake up I have wonderful wavy curls, just make to use a product after removing so they hold.

LASHEM Eye lash Growth Enhancement  - LASHEM Eye lash Growth Enhancement is a revolutionary, high performance gel that promotes healthy natural lashes. Who doesn’t love long lashes? This product helps promote lash growth, I may test it out on my brows as well.

Check out this video!

Thank you for the stopping by!
xoxo – Jonesy

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TOP 3 BEAUTY SECRETS REVEALED

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
  
My Top 3 Beauty Secrets Revealed

Including demo on using Monistat to grow hair faster, thicker! Click to watch, rate, comment and subscribe!



NYC EVENT: PARTY FOR A CAUSE

Friday, November 30, 2012

The New York Chapter of Twelve Days of Christmas Inc. is hosting its Third Annual “Party With A Purpose” Cocktail Reception. 
Monday, December 10, 7pm – 10pm Parlor New York 286 Spring Street (at Hudson) 
A donation of $20 is requested, with 100% of the proceeds from the event donated to local families. Complimentary champagne and open bar will be served for the first hour. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be available.
Music provided by Grits and Biscuits’ DJ Square Biz and No Suits Allowed.
Spread the word and come out to party for a great cause.
Skip the line by donating at http://www.nyctwelvedays.eventbrite.com
For more information, visit www.twelvedaysofchristmasinc.org 
Facebook page 

Hope to see you there! Happy Holidays


REVIEW - NYX LIP COLOR

 
I really love the NYX lip color purchases I made recently. I was just browsing lip colors in a local beauty store and spotted these three on sale. I'm happy that I purchased them because they look cute! 
My favorite color is Milan. What's your favorite NYX lip color? 

 


 Pucker up! (Pumpkin Pie, Milan, Gardenia)


I think I'll do a video on my youtube page wearing all three so you can check out how they look on me. 

 


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Looks like NYX is offering a really great promotion! Check it out before it ends.




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