> Sasha's Blues: August 2013

Today's manicure! Red and gold pointy nails

I was looking for something fun and elegant to wear to a party and I came up with this look, paired it
with gold rings and a Michael Kors gold watch and I was good to go :)

Products I used: - Essence Colour&Go in number 113- Do you speak love? and 121 - Gold fever, Mavala double action treatment base, which allows nail polish to last almost twice as long and Mavala Colorfix for extra shine (unfortunately it's not very visible on the photo, because I still haven't bought a decent camera).
red and gold manicure

What do you think about this look? Let me know in the comments:)

Sasha Blue

9 cheap but good makeup products that I love :)

I've tried gazillion makeup products in my life, some good, some great, some not worth mentioning, others just absolute rubbish. Items listed here are by far my fave: affordable, long-lasting and definitely worth trying :)

To me, Essence is #1 when it comes to cheap but quality makeup products. I first discovered them about 5 years ago and I've been hooked ever since! + they don't test on animals :)

How to lighten your hair with bleach (BEFORE/AFTER PHOTOS)

I'll be showing you how to lighten your hair with bleach! It's super easy and cheap, but you'll have to be careful while doing it. Now let's get started:)
I have been dyeing my hair with store-bought permanent black dyes for the past 5 years, but I got sooo goddamn tired of it. Especially in the winter - my complexion is not very dark, so black hair made me look like an Addams family member (and trust me, back in my black metal fuck yeah days I wouldn't mind that).
You probably know that colours bought in the stores are much harder to get rid of and that's why I was 100% sure I'll have to go to the hair salon and bleach my hair professionally if I don't want to end up bald.

I did went to the hair salon, the guy wanted around 200€ ($240) for making my hair lighter (I wanted the black-brown ombre effect) which is completely ridiculous.. Other salons weren't much cheaper - the entire process would cost me a minimum of 150€.

To me, that's a little bit excessive. Let's be real, 150€ for bleaching my ends? You gotta be kidding me. Couple of days later I spotted powder bleach and hydrogen at the local shopping mall for 3.5€ and I decided to give it a go.
I was extremely nervous, as I've never done this before and I had no idea what to expect.

Well, it was easy-peasy-japanesy!

What will you need:
- Hydrogen (I used 9% hydrogen, but you can also buy a 3%, 6% or 12% version. I would recommend 6% or 9%)
- powder bleach for hair bleaching (anyone would do)

Schwarzkopf hydrogen and Kozmetika Afrodita powder bleach

4 ways to wear leather pants

Leather pants or leggings can be a tricky piece to wear, I admit. Still, I can't wait for summer to end - the heat here is unbearable, I cant even sit outside for more than 15 minutes at the time + all the great fall pieces are anxiously waiting in my closet!
 I put together a few casual and glam outfits for you girls to rock:) Most of the items used are below $50, so definitely worth checking out!

#1 Kim Kardashian 
You can smarten up your leather pants with a chic white blouse and blazer and a cute pair of pointed toe heels, like Kim K. Make sure the blazer is long enough to cover your derriere, that will make you look thinner and taller. Perfect outfit for a first date :)
kim kardashian leather pants

All White Outfits

All white outfits are a must in the fall/winter 2013, so why not try one? I put together 4 different looks for you and I hope they'll give you some inspiration:)

Comfy jeggings and an oversized jumper paired with Chuck Taylor's, an ultimate all white casual wear. A perfect outfit for school or a relaxing coffee with your friends. Super comfortable to wear but still looks fashionable! Pair it with a darker lipstick, a gold choker and a pair of  white heels/boots for a more glamorous look.

4 back to school & college outfits for curvy girls

I'm SO excited to go back to college this year. I've been travelling all over the world for the past 2 years, surfing couches in Germany, United Kingdom, Serbia, Bosnia, Brussels, France and the United States. School of life and it taught me A LOT. Exploring new languages, getting to really know people and their culture, gazillion art galleries, exhibitons, natural wonders... Memories I'll never forget. Travelling the world gave me something a college can't. Experiences. Now it's time to finally get my degree and start a career.
In fact, I filled out forms and acceptance papers and all that crap just a few hours ago. I'm officially a student of Faculty of Criminology and Criminal Justice in Ljubljana. Life is good.

Now we all want to look the best on our first day and here are some outfits I put together for us, curvy girls:) Flaunt it if you have it, right? Totally.

#1 City Chic
A casual outfit, glamoured up by a pair of pointed toe heels and a bright ring for a pop of colour.
You can wear jeggins or leggings (i usually wear shapewear underneath, but that's totally optional - looks way better though, no bumps a very smooth appearance). Choose an oversized top that will be long enough, same gor for the blazer. Picking a too short one will make your hips look larger and give you a "chunkier" appearance and that's quite the opposite of what we want. Button it in the middle, that will give you an hourglass figure. From my experiences, flowy scarves like this from McQueen (you can get a ton of variaties for the fraction of the price) make you look taller and skinnier. Pointed toes make your legs look a mile long! If you wear your hair in a high bun, that will work in your advantage too - adds a few inches to your height which gives a slimmer appearance.
back to school college outfit

Outfit inspiration: Beyonce in Stella McCartney Gold Lamé Pants

I've been obsessing over Stella McCartney and Beyonce mix lately (as you've probably seen in my previous post, check it out here: http://sashablues.blogspot.com/2013/08/outfit-inspiration-beyonce-in-stella.html), but I just can't help myself. She looks absolutely gorgeous and I fell madly in love with this combo. Metallic colours are a big hit this season, so don't be afraid to rock them like Bey - smarten them up with a blazer and a pair of pumps.

Beyonce is wearing a $769 pair of Stella McCartney Gold Lame Pants, $265 J.Crew Everly Cap Toe Glitter Pumps and $118 J.Crew Maritime Blazer.

I tried to find a nice pair of wallet-friendly gold sequin harem pants, but Google apparentely thinks thats nearly impossible. So what I've found are these one and only Michael Kors sequin pants, Zara blazer and Jeffrey Campbell The Malice shoes. Altogether around $400.

beyonce gold lame pants stella mccartney

Michal Kors has a few sequin harem pants on sale right now, so it's probably worth taking a look - 50% or more off!
I found these - just click on the item list below the image and you'll be taken directlyy to Michael Kors official online store for more information.

michael kors sequin harem pants

Hope you liked the look!
                                                                                         Take care & x0x0,


Nail trends for fall&winter 2013/2014 - top runway must have looks!

I love love LOVE nail art and I always want to try something new. And this season's nail trends are just to die for! Keepin' it classy, but with a twist, think ombre, studded, halfmoons, dipped tips... time to go shopping for some nail polish. :)

#1 Half-moon design
Three different version of the look: mix it up with just about anything: - 2 different colours, glitter, studs...

half moon nail design fall 2013

Must-have top 10 fashion trends for fall/winter 2013/14

It's August already...Summer is just flying by this year! Well...it does that every year. Fuck you summer. I've been waiting for you for months (and that  felt like goddamn centuries) in freezing cold and stupid snow and now you're almost gone in a blink of an eye.
Fortunately there are some things about Fall/Winter that we can actually look forward to: for example fashion trends! I'm dying to wear my leather jacket again or some awesome leather pants.
To me colder seasons are just way more fashion friendly..layers, leather, cashmere, wool, faux fur...more, please!

So here I picked out 10 must have trends for Fall/Winter 2013 for you! Can't wait to rock them soon:)

#10 Leather 
Leather jackets or leather pants are definitely one of the top wanted items of the next season.

leather trend fall winter 2014

Get the look for less: Rihanna's mint skater Balmain skirt&blouse

After seeing Rihanna in this gorgeous outfit I was blown away! Absolutely stunning! If you're looking for skater skirt looks mixed with Rihanna's unique style...this is exactly it..

Now unfortunately I was blown away when I looked at the price tag too (in a very negatively way though). These pretty little things are goddamn expensive.
The Balmain blouse only cost $2,250, the gorgeous Balmain mint skirt can be yours for $3,050 (right in the heart...) and Louboutin "Sex" pumps are $1.395.

Now let me think about that...NO

Rihanna Balmain outfit

Rihanna's Balmain outfit (If you want more information, just click on the items above and you'll be redirected to brand's online store)

I'm so jealous right now.

Since this outfit is like $6400 over my monthly budget on clothes, I had to think of something else. After about 2 hours of surfing the internet, I found a very affordable and gorgeous alternative. Altogether this will cost you roughly around $120 or 100€- mission complete! :) Let me know what you think about this alternative in the comments:)


Look for less

Wanna know where to buy? Just click on the photos of items above this text and you'll be redirected to the brand's online shop. Your welcome;)


Outfit inspiration: Beyonce in Stella McCartney Hawaiian print harem pants

I love Beyonce's style. She knows how to flaunt her fabulous curvaceous body and always looks well put together. This time she stepped out in New York City looking gorgeous as ever in these amazing &810 Stella MccCartney harem pants/joggers.
She completed the look with hot pink and tan Bottega Veneta two tone intercciato leather belt which retails for $540 and bright yellow stilletoes. I love how shoes complimented the pants! It's eye catching but at the same time not too attnention-seeking because of a neutral black top & a black bag.. Keep your stylist, Bey!

Beyonce stella mccartney hawaiian print harem pants
Beyonce in Stella McCartney's harem pants looking fabulous!

It's of course possible to look just as amazing as our curvy pop star, without breaking the bank.
I decided for a less colorful look here, but you can experiment with mixing different prints with different colours.
P.s.  Remember to dress very neutral on top!
I love the white-blue-black combination - pair it with heavier make up and a clutch for the night or use natural makeup and a black tote bag for the day.

Harem pants pointed toes, beyonce inspired outfit

Beyonce inspired outfit

Click on the items above and you're going to be redirected to a brand's onpline store:)

Let me know what you think of this look in the comments! :)