Sunshine Award

Style Salvation has been nominated for the Sunshine Award

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So here are the rules:

1. Answer the 9 set questions.

3. Nominate 9 bloggers

4. Include 5 questions for your nominees to answer

Sunshine Nomination Questions 

1.  My makeup mantra is:
A.  ”Less is more.”
B.  ”Find the happy medium.”
C.  ”Bring it on!

B

2.  Who is your celebrity icon? Gwen Stefani 

3.  What is your favorite style of Halloween costume?
A.  Anything goes! You’ve been everything from Disney Princesses to Roadkill!
B. You love costumes that are simple, cute, and often composed from things in your closet.  Cowgirls and cheerleaders are tons of fun.
C. This is your day to sparkle and shine – you love fun and flamboyant costumes like fairies, angels, and royalty!
D. Your costumes are the kind that usually must be explained but are always clever and excellently detailed.

C

4.  You’re invited to a cocktail event last minute. Whatever will you do with your hair? Beachy waves

5.  If you could only bring one beauty product with you on a 3-day vacation, what would it be?

 Lip Gloss

6.  What is your current favorite item of clothing/accessory right now?

Printed Pants

7. Packing your skincare products for a weekend getaway is…
A.  Easy as one-two-three — cleanse, moisturize, and protect.
B.  Torture. How can I choose among all my must-have lotions and potions?
C.  Non-negotiable. I’ve been loyal to products for years and I’ll never sacrifice perfect skin for a smaller suitcase.

B

8. How often do you wear your hair in its natural texture?
A.  At least a few days a week. I love waves and curls!
B.  It depends on my outfit and where I’m off to.
C.  Never — I only like my hair straight and sleek.

A

9. When applying blush, which of the following are you looking to achieve:
A.  a pretty flush
B.  a healthy glow for my pale complexion
C.  great cheekbones

A

My nominees are…

1. Modesty + Glamour

2. Free ur Closet

3. Enchanted Seashells

4. essentjewels

5. cowboysandcrossbones

6. myfavesjournal

7.  Ron Scubadiver

8. bravechica

9.  DeDivahDeals

My questions for my nominees are:

  1. If you could only bring one beauty product with you on a 3-day vacation, what would it be?

2.  Who is your role model?

3.What is your current favorite item of clothing/accessory right now?

4. Where would you like to travel?

5. How would you explain your style?

Ready set go!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Feminism is the Future

Hello Friends

I would like to share with you a letter from a woman with some great reasons why everyone should be a feminist along with some important facts about women’s rights and how we are still fighting for them!

I hope you all enjoy this article and support my view that feminism is the future!

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To my Facebook friend who proudly declared that she was not a feminist,

When I saw your Facebook post celebrating the fact that you are “proudly not a feminist” I was irritated. I was mad that you’re so willing to dismiss feminism. I couldn’t understand why you would so eagerly broadcast your rejection of a movement that has given you so much. Do you think your anti-feminist post makes you more appealing to the men on your Facebook feed? Do you think that not being a feminist means you don’t mind cooking and you’d happily make a guy a sandwich? Whether or not you eagerly don the title “feminist”, you reap the benefits of feminism on a daily basis. You may not be fighting in the fight for equality, but you are lucky that others are.

Remember that political opinion you shared on Facebook last week? You know, the one where you told everyone who you would be voting for? You should be thanking feminism for your voice. Women did not have the right to vote until 1920 when the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution allowed it. The right to vote didn’t come overnight, and it wasn’t some simple oversight. Women actively fought for their right for nearly 70 years. When the issue of women’s suffrage first reached the U.S. Congress, committees were formed and the issue was debated on (by men, of course) and the amendment was eventually rejected. Keep in mind, dear Facebook friend, this was in the time after slavery had been abolished. This was a time after all men had been granted protection of their constitutional right to vote. Even after the U.S. Congress passed the amendment, it still took approximately 60 years for 12 states to ratify the amendment. Let me put that in perspective for you—Mississippi, the last state to ratify the amendment, did not do so until 1984, just 10 years before you were born.

Remember when you first began exploring your sexuality? Remember how you didn’t wait until your wedding night and when you started having sex, you certainly didn’t want a baby? In 1916, Margaret Sanger spent 30 days in jail after opening the first birth control clinic in the U.S. This was only the beginning of a string of arrests and prosecutions as she fought to keep the clinic open. Maybe 1916 seems too long ago to seem relevant to you, so how about the fact that as recently as 1965 unmarried women in 26 states were still denied access to birth control, while it was considered a part of a married couple’s right to privacy. Yes, that’s right, once a man was involved in the decision it was okay, but women could not make the decision for themselves.

I could go on and on citing notable women in history, and preaching about their fight for our rights, for your rights, but I shouldn’t have to. In fact, these examples only barely scratch the surface of the work of feminists and their positive contributions to society.

Feminism doesn’t mean you hate men. Feminism doesn’t mean you think women are better than men. Feminism doesn’t mean that you can’t like the color pink. Feminism doesn’t mean that you won’t want to be someone’s wife someday. Feminism is about giving you freedom and opportunity, not restricting you. Feminism is about giving you the opportunity to have freedom through education. Feminism is about giving you career options and dreams you can aspire towards, rather than leaving you with a predetermined list of “approved for women” careers. Feminism is about allowing you to embrace your sexuality and make decisions about your body. Feminism is about acknowledging that you are a person, a person with rights. Feminism is about equality. Feminism is about more than just you.

Sure, you can decide whether or not you want to identify yourself as a feminist. Posts like the one you made and articles like the one you shared are damaging to more than just you. It’s one thing to sit back and benefit from the work of others, but it’s another to actively try to undermine the efforts of the rest of us. You’re holding us back, and we really don’t need that.

Sincerely,

Your Proudly Feminist Facebook Friend

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Thank you all for your Love and Support!

I hope you enjoyed this letter and agree with my opinion that everyone should be a feminist!

The Future Is Female!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Influenster BlogStar

I love Influenster!

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Know why? Because I get rewarded for doing things I enjoy….Like trying new products, giving my opinion about them, sharing my fab finds with my friends, answering questions, providing advice and of-course connecting with stylish, beauty savvy, fashionistas like yourself!

So yes, I would consider myself a Blogstar!

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With Influenster I get rewarded for how influential I am with the newest beauty products, makeup, styling tools, discounts, samples, skin care and various other perks.

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These perks are based on my badges (what I’m interested in) but there is something for everybody at Influenster!

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There are so many badges you are sure to find one that interests you. Earn points by flexing your social skills and receive the freebies!

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Are you A Blogstar?

Then I invite you to be an Influenster too.

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When you join let them know D-Anna from Style Salvation referred you.

XOXO

D-Anna  

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The Best Things in Life are Free with Influenster!

#1weektogorgeous #rimmel #swissmisssimplycocoa #hairfood #refreshwithresource

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I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Products

Hair Food‎  hair mask, ScandalEyes Rockin Curves mascara, Jergens ultra healing lotion, Resource Spring Water, Moisture Renew Lipstick, Swiss Miss simply cocoa, Rimmel Renew Lip Liner

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Moisture Renew Lipstick

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I received three Rimmel products and first on the list is the Moisture Renew lipstick.  I love this brand and this lipstick is no exception. It glides on effortlessly and has a rich pigment that isn’t at all drying. The hue is full of vitamins to quench and hydrate dry lips so it’s perfect for everyday wear and comes in rainbow of  vibrant shades.

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Swiss Miss

Cozy Cocoa!

Hot cocoa keeps me happy and toasty on chilly night! Why not treat yourself to a hot cup of Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa and take a moment to relax and indulge with one of your favorite past-times?!

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Jergens

Gorgeous and Glowing

I love the new Jergens ultra heeling lotion with hydralucence. I use it after I get out of the shower to seal in the moisture and it keeps my extra dry skin hydrated all day. After a week of use my skin looks healthier and rejuvenated.

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ScandalEyes

Scandalicious!

I adore the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Rockin Curves Mascara! This product makes my light barely there lashes look ultra long and plump, plus the wand gives my lashes a flirty flip that makes my eyes look bigger and brighter! Thanks to Influenster for gifting me this product to test and review…It is now a mainstay in my beauty routine!

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Rimmel Renew Lip Liner

Rimmel’s Rockin It!

As you can see Rimmel is definitely Rockin It! This transparent lip liner works with any shade of lipstick you choose and protects lip color from smudging and bleeding. Rock it with your favorite hue!

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Resource

Refresh with Resource

Grab this water anytime you want to refresh! We all know the benefits of water…so drink up.  Resource makes it easy with their super cool delivery service. This pick not only hydrates but also has eloctrolytes to replenish your body with much needed nutrients.

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Hair Food

Food for Thought!

Yup, Clairol has done it again! This hair mask feeds thirsty hair and completely nourishes lifeless locks. I recommend using a hair mask like this delicious choice once a week to restore your mane to it’s full potential.

Are you Influential?

Then I invite you to be an Influenster too! When you sign up let them know D-Anna from Style Salvation referred you.

XOXO

D-Anna 

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Blog of the Year – Best Moment Award

A huge “Thank You” goes out to the Eye Dancers for Nominating me for the

Blog of the Year!

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I would also like to thank  Each and Every one of You for your Support, Nominations, and Best Moments!

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Without further delay, these are my nominations for the “Blog of the Year 2013” award!

Manhattan Image and Style

Reshu Malhotra

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Free ur Closet

Beauty Vancouver

Watt We Wear

peacelovegreatcountrymusic

The Fashion Huntress

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Her Passion for Fashion

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cowboysandcrossbones

fashionskyfall

myfavesjournal

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And thank you to the fabulous Reshu Malhotra for nominating me for the Best Moment Award!

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The winners of the “Best Moment” award are…

 Eye Dancers

 Fashion Mayann

 longandluxe

 dedivahdeals

 rubyangel

Congratulations!

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Much Love to all my friends, fans and fellow bloggers for this Best Moment!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Last Minute Costume Ideas

Halloween’s in a couple days and you still don’t have a costume? Don’t worry, you can create your own with these inspiring ideas!

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Follow my Angelic lead. All you need is an all white ensemble and some wings from the closest costume shop. Voila, your an Angel sweetie!

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Smear some black cream liner under your eyes and throw on a football jersey like model Toni Garrn. You’ll be comfy and cute in this costume.

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Have a tiara and an over the top baby blue dress? Then you’ve got the makings to get dressed up as Cinderella just like Paris Hilton.

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Candice Swanepoel proves all you need to be a sexy vampire is a bold red lip, a drop of fake blood and killer fangs.

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Create your own Poison Ivy look like Kim Kardashian in a painted leaves face mask, green dress and red wig…bonus if you add leaves to the dress.

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If you’ want some attention the Halloween, you’ll love this costume via the Blurred Lines video. All you need is some skimpy nude colored clothing and high self-esteem, as you will be wearing pretty much nothing else.

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Grab your creativity, a Halloween makeup kit and take that flower crown you haven’t touched since summer to follow Hillary Duff’s lead with a trendy homage to the Day of the Dead.

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Lauren Conrad looks supercalifragilistic. Channel your own sexy Mary Poppins with a flirty black skirt, button down, flowered hat and don’t forget your umbrella.

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You probably have the makings of a ‘bad Sandy’ costume in your closet, just throw on a wig to cop Jessica Hart’s costume.

See more DIY costume ideas on my Post from last year: Style Your own Halloween Costume

Have a Hot Halloween!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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I’ve been Sunkissed by Influenster!

sunkissed-newsI received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Products: Olay BB CreamSinful Shine nail polish, Goody Ouchless, and Dr Scholls for Her

Sinful Shine – I received new Sinful Shine with gel-tech in Amazonian. I love the high shine finish! It dries to a gleaming, glossy sheen, and I also dig the subtle touch of shimmer in this lush green nail polish.

Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics: LOVE these hair ties! These ribbon elastics are tied in a cute bow and are super easy to style. I like these because they are easier on my hair than regular elastics so they don’t cause breakage through all my summer up-dos.

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Dr Scholls for Her High Heels – These work wonders. They definitely keep my feet in strutting shape even in the highest Statement Heels!

Olay BB Cream – I love BB creams and this one just might be my new Summer beauty staple. I received this makeup in Light-Medium and looks very light but when applied blends perfectly to fit your skin tone.

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This tinted skin perfecter feels light and is also moisturizing so my skin stays fresh feeling even on the hottest Summer days. Get a fresh and flawless complexion from skin-perfecting benefits including 24-hour hydration with a splash of sheer color coverage.

BAD-3429-edit - Cropped - Edit2Are you Influential? Then I invite you to be an Influenster too! When you sign up let them know D-Anna from Style Salvation referred you.

XOXO

D-Anna

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My Style: Belly Baring Tie-Front Tops

Daisy Duke may be known for the tie-front top, but the shirt actually has a long history. As seen on everyone from ‘50s screen sirens (Marilyn Monroe) to ‘90s supermodels (Claudia Schiffer, Guess ads), the top has become as iconic as the blue jean.

I have taken the Midriff and Tie-Front Top trend and combined them to get this sultry look!

Top: This pastel plaid blouse is by Hollister. There are many ways to tie a blouse but I decided to make it easy and just tied this shirt high in the front and let it hang lower in the back. I channeled this look  in  trendy summer hues to get a modern sexy preppy look!

BAD-2996-editPants: These crisp white stretch skinny jeans by Vanilla Star are perfect for warm summer nights. I love the fit and want a baby blue pastel pair next!

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Have a Stylish day!

XOXO

D-Anna

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The Versatile Blogger Award!

Thanks so much to the Fabulous Bloggers cookingwithsapana , labellestudio and peacelovegreatcountrymusic for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award!

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The rules:
1.Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Thank the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award.
5. Notify these bloggers of the nominations.

First of all, 7 things about me :

1. I enjoy Blogging!
2. I covet all types of Art.
3. I see fashion as form of expressing myself!
4. I love to inspire people!
5. I like to make new friends.
6. I enjoy traveling to exotic places.
7. I design clothing! Check out my store at: http://www.blessing-co.myshopify.com/

And now 15 blogs I have nominated for this award :

cindy knoke

Clouds N Cups

My Fashion S/ash Life

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myfavesjournal

Shiroknowes

bravechica

The Eye-Dancers

Crave N Savor

fashionskyfall

Patinspire

Greenhorn Photos

Sweenee Style

PearlsDiamondsandEverythingElse

essentjewels

I would also like to thank all my friends, fans, and fellow bloggers who support Style Salvation and Blessing-Co. More Style Inspiration coming your way!

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This Bare-Faced black and white of Me was photographed by AlexandCamera.

Follow me on Pinterest and  Instagram for more Inspiration!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Shine On Award

Big Thanks to The Eye-Dancers  and Shiroknowes for nominating me for the Shine On Award! These two are so sweet and show my blog constant support! Be sure to check out their lovely blogs as well!

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Rules:  Nominate 15 other blogs, who in turn can post this award on their own sites and nominate others for the award.  Also list a few other blogs that tickle your fancy.  So, without further a due, my 15 nominations for The Shine On Award are . . .

 DiaryofaHouseElf

Reshu Malhotra

TheGlamzilla

Jayden Miller

Modesty + Glamour

Cowboys and Crossbones

Ron Scubadiver

Enchanted Seashells

parth fotopedia

FreeUrCloset

 cookingwithsapana

 thirtysomethingchic

 kaefer’s

 labellestudio

 DeDivahDeals

And here are a few other blogs that tickle my fancy:

Yuriy Ku (Drop)

Pride in Photos Photography

Fashion Mayann

I would also like to thank all my friends, fans, and fellow bloggers who support Style Salvation and Blessing-Co. More Style Inspiration coming your way!

Follow me on PinterestFacebook  and  Instagram for more Inspiration!

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Shine Bright!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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