Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Gwen Stefani top looks from "It's My LIfe"

My personal style can be described as bipolar (Conservative, punk, bohemian, emo, euro, red carpet, urban)  much like Gwen Stefani's emotional roller coaster in this throw back NO DOUBT video. I guess that's why this truly is one of my favorite's. Gwen channels the Vintage roaring 20's and hits the nail on the head with each wardrobe change. From court room attire, lingerie, evening gowns, pearls, cuffs, robes, garters, thi- highs, silks, pastels, & stripes. It's an overall cold blooded murderous fashion scene. . . . Here are my top looks form this Vid.

-Jhenelle Neon

Watch No Doubt's "It's My Life"Below

Damone Roberts wants to gift you this holiday season!

Get a #SkinEgo boost by making an appointment with lash/brow GURU/THERAPIST Damone Roberts! This one is for you! Gilt City has a deal you can’t afford to miss. Brow Sculpting for $35, Mink Lash Extensions for $159, oh my! Just in time for your Holiday soirees. Click here before it’s too late!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lena Dunham Hangs With Anna Wintour, Making That Vogue Cover Seem More likely to Manifest. . .

Anna Wintour , Lena Dunham at a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event

All those rumors about Anna Wintour girl-crushing on Lena Dunham? Yeah, they might not be so far off.
Reports earlier this week stated that Vogue's editor-in-chief is wooing Dunham, allegedly planning a private dinner for her with the aim to "seduce Lena into bringing her next generation audience into the Vogue brand." Also speculated? That Lena might have a Vogue cover in the works.
While a cover is far from confirmed (and some might even deem highly unlikely), Anna and Lena were spotted hanging together on Wednesday -- at a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event, no less. Dunham joined fashion darlings including Rose McGowan, Diane Kruger and Jessica Pare, plus industry heavyweights like Rachel Zoe and Victoria Beckham, at the swanky Chateau Marmont luncheon, where the gals clinked glasses, chatted with CFDA designers and took in a fashion show.
They also posed for pictures with Anna. The famously icy editor even cracked a smile for her Dunham photo opp, which is as good a sign as any that this friendship is blossoming before our very eyes.
We know we want a Dunham Vogue cover. But does Anna?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Roksanda Ilincic Pops Up ! : The designer’s new store may not be complete, but that won’t stop us from shopping.

Fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic’s first store in London’s Mayfair neighborhood won’t be finished until early next year, but that hasn’t stopped her from utilizing the raw space. To coincide with Frieze Art Fair, she teamed up the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation to create a capsule collection of eight colorful, graphic dresses, inspired by the modernist painter and currently on display in her Mount Street windows. Presented as part of a neon, construction-site installation created by the wildly eccentric set designer Gary Card, the wearable works of art will be available on net-a-porter.


RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday is here! Her next and last collection for MAC will hit stores in December 2013 but we have a first look at all the new products! See the gorgeous makeup below!

Rihanna‘s collaboration with MAC has been hugely successful so we’re sad to report that her Holiday collection is the final installment in their partnership. The line features the return of the best-selling RiRi Woo red lipstick as well as some gorgeous new faves ! Along with the gorgeous red lipstick RiRi Woo, the new collection features two new lipsticks: Pleasure Bomb and Bad Girl RiRi.

The collection also features nail polish, Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in two shades — cockiness and pieces persuation, Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, Bronzing Powder, the double-ended 217 Blending Brush and the 239 Eye Shader Brush.

The collection also features a rose gold makeup bag that can hold all your new goodies! We especially love the holiday eye shadow palettes in two combinations — 2XDare and Presh Out. The color combinations are amazing! The collection is limited edition so get your favorites fast!

Holiday Collection Packaging — Prettier Than Ever

All of Rihanna’s collections have been gorgeous, but this one is extra special. For the holiday season, the new cosmetics feature an exclusive white-pearl packaging with rose-gold details. We completely love it!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pharrell Williams Marries Helen Lasichanh in Plaid!

The newly weds opted to wear extraordinarily tailored plaid attire for their special day this past weekend. festivities began on a yacht named, “Never Say Never” where both of the bride and groom’s families got together for a photo session with Terry Richardson. The wedding was followed by a Star Trek-themed reception, which included staff that dressed as astronauts as well as telescopes that were placed throughout the venue so that guests could view the stars in the sky. #ImaRockStar #CopCars #Plaid #Bridal #Bowdownbishes!

-zoe neon 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Iggy Azalea: 'I really admire Beyoncé'

Just found out this a.m. from boss lady Jhenelle Hill that Iggy Azalea has opened up about her friendship with Beyoncé. 

Azalea is to open up for the Australian leg of Beyoncé's 'Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' later this month.

Iggy Azalea, 2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals at the Barclays Center
Iggy Azalea
Beyonce performing on the Virgin Media Stage during day one of the V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford.
© Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Beyonce performs at V Festival.

The rapper recently shared with BET's 106 & Park that she has been greatly influenced by the 'Love on Top' singer.

"I love me some Bey. I really like all her tour looks," Azalea commented. "I've kinda been biting little things from them. I have to admit, I really admire her." 

Azalea also discussed her friendship with rapper TI, calling him a "good friend".

"Sometimes he gives me lipstick advice," she said, adding: "Sometimes he gives me some style help too. He's cool. That's what good friends do. Good friends can't let you walk out of the house looking crazy."

Azalea recently released music video for her new single 'Change Your Life', which features TI.

Watch the music video for 'Change Your Life' below:

-Zoe Neon

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Neon Fix X Sprayground X CoCo & Breezy

Collaboration on a Private Jet for Spraygrounds Fall 2013 Campaign

Photo by D.  Dacosta (http://ddacostaphotography.blogspot.com),
 Makeup by Jhenelle Hill (www.neonfix.com),
Styled by Coco & Breezy (www.cocoandbreezy.com),
Bags by Sprayground (www.sprayground.com) 


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Look good, feel better!

With October comes breast cancer awareness month, so I would like to shine a spo light on an organization that gives back to people affected by breast cancer: Look Good Feel Better. The group’s mission is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer. The aim is to improve a person’s self-image and appearance through complimentary group, individual, and self-help beauty sessions that promote positive "Skin Ego" (ww.skinego.com) ; create a sense of support, confidence, courage, and community. Look Good Feel Better has programs for everyone: men, women and teens. I’m lucky to work for The Sapphire Salon & Destination Spa, which has a few representing members of The Sapphire family that volunteer at LGFB.

Look Good Feel Better is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral program dedicated to helping you look as good as possible during chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments. One portion of the program that I am in love with is the makeup section; each client receives a goody bag with all of the makeup essentials. Being brand-neutral, they include everything from Dior mascara to Covergirl foundation; it’s always a surprise.

-zoe neon

Monday, September 2, 2013

BEAUTY MYTHS: Professionals weigh in on hair, skin and makeup advice

Women start learning beauty tips and tricks as soon as they’re old enough to observe their moms’ habits. By the time we hit adulthood, we’ve been bombarded with advice about how to look our best. And not all of it’s useful or even true.
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    ‘Brushing your hair a lot makes it shiny.' Marcia Brady’s 100 strokes a day is too much, but Fargo hairstylist Erin Hafliger says brushing does increase shine because it helps distribute the natural oils from the scalp down through the ends.

Women start learning beauty tips and tricks as soon as they’re old enough to observe their moms’ habits.
Then come the sleepovers, magazines, websites and blogs. All devoted to beauty.
“75 Timeless Beauty Tricks.” “Beauty Tips: Get Gorgeous in a Flash.” “10 Beauty Tricks That Make Guys Melt.”
By the time we hit adulthood, we’ve been bombarded with advice about how to look our best. And not all of it’s useful or even true.
Here, a group of local professionals weigh in on some of the more common notions about hair, skin and makeup.
‘Toothpaste zaps zits.’
Yes, toothpaste can dry out pimples, but it can also cause irritation from the alcohol, fragrance and flavor it contains.
Dr. Susan Mathison of Fargo’s Catalyst Medical Center says whitening toothpaste may also cause light spots in place of the breakout. If it can bleach your teeth, it can bleach your skin.
If you don’t have acne-specific products on hand, try calamine lotion or benzoyl peroxide cream instead.
‘You can match your foundation to your hand’
Women seek the perfect shade using their jawlines, necks, chests, inner wrists and hands. But Moorhead-based makeup artist Trista Jetvig Chapman says hands aren’t made for matching.
“They’re usually a shade or more darker than your face because they don’t get the exfoliation or sunscreen your face normally does,” she says.
Chapman, who owns Blushed Airbrush Makeup and Tanning, uses the neck as a swatch.
“Your neck is usually the closest color to your face, and then your makeup will blend instead of be too dark or cause a makeup line,” she says.
‘Brushing your hair a lot makes it shiny.’
Marcia Brady’s 100 strokes a day is too much, but Fargo hairstylist Erin Hafliger says brushing does increase shine because it helps distribute the natural oils from the scalp down through the ends.
‘Sleeping on your back prevents wrinkles.’
Though Mathison says she can usually tell which side people sleep on, sleeping on your back isn’t preventive.
“Sun protection, not smoking and a healthy diet play an even more important role,” she says.
‘Crossing your legs will give you spider or varicose veins.’
Brandi Rostad, a nurse and vascular technician with Fargo’s Hogue Vein Institute, says that’s a myth. They’re genetic.
“It would seem to make sense that you cut off blood flow while crossing your legs, which would lead to these unsightly veins,” she says. “However, there is no clinical research to back it up.”
‘Only people with fair skin need sunscreen.’
Anyone who gets the faintest hint of additional color from sun exposure is at risk of skin damage, Mathison says.
Make sure your sunscreen’s broad-spectrum, and boost your protection with hats, sunglasses and protective clothing.
‘Split ends can be fixed.’
Nope. But they can be prevented and their appearance diminished.
Hafliger says protein treatments containing keratin or argan oil can help strengthen the hair and mend mild breakage, but if the ends are split, they should be cut off.
‘Pumping the mascara wand makes for easier application.’
Chapman sees it all the time — women pumping their mascara wands to get more product on them.
What they’re actually doing is pumping more air into the tube, causing faster dry-out.
Instead, swirl the wand around as you pull it out to collect more mascara toward the end.
‘Trimming your hair makes it grow faster.’
Hafliger says setting regular trims doesn’t make your hair grow faster, but it does keep it healthier while it’s growing.
“The best place to apply perfume is on the pulse points.”
Chapman says she was always told to put fragrance on pulse points because the heat from them refreshes the fragrance.
“I always put mine on my neck behind my ears and where my arm bends and feel like it lasts much longer than just spritzing all over my body,” she says.
‘Shaving your legs makes the hair grow back thicker.’
Wrong. Mathison says it only seems thicker because when it grows back, you feel the sharp, blunt, thick ends from the previous shave.
“Sharing makeup with your friends is like swapping germs.”
Yup. Chapman says bacteria can be easily transferred from brushes, lip glosses and especially mascara.
She uses disposable wands for eyes and lips and uses makeup and brush cleansers to kill bacteria and keep her products safe.
“My advice is to not share unless you learn to properly clean your tools and products,” she says.