September 2013 archive

Best Dressed Countdown: 2013 Emmy’s Red Carpet


If you tuned into the Emmy’s 2013 red carpet last night, you know the stars set their best foot forward for this year’s ceremony. The color schemes ran the gamut, with a good number of celebs sticking to trends like blush and nude tones as well as deep oxblood and royal blue. This year, I’ve selected 5 of the celebs who I deemed best dressed for the event. Check out my list of celebs who rocked the red carpet in style:

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LBS Beauty Review: Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu + Giveaway

As a fashion/beauty blogger, I’m very open to trying all different types of products to determine what works best for my hair. Though I place an emphasis on using products that work best to achieve the looks I want, now that I’m pregnant I’ve been paying much closer attention to utilizing products that have more of a natural focus and quality ingredients that are effective but not harsh.

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Join Me at Polish Bar Brooklyn for Moji’Toes Mixer 9/22

polishbar_brooklyn_eventNYFW is officially over and it’s time to unwind! Get prepped and ready for an amazing fall season with deluxe mani’s & pedis at Polish Bar Brooklyn (Prospect Heights Location) this Sunday, September 22nd from 2pm – 4pm. I’m honored to be hosting a cocktails (mocktails for me & #babybrownsugar) and pampering event with the lovely ladies of Polish Bar. If you’re in the area, I’d love for you to attend! Check out the details below:


Whether you opt for a deluxe manicure or a pedicure, you’ll be treated to complimentary cocktails, a goodie bag with awesome beauty products from Maybelline and Miss Jessie’s (for the first 24 RSVPs!) and of course a smile & a hug from yours truly! Full details on location and RSVP below:

TO RSVP: Call 718-783-5363 OR email parties@polishbarbrooklyn.com

Polish Bar Prospect Heights
641 Vanderbilt Avenue
(718) 783-5363

Hope to see you guys there!

LBS Runway Report: Ruffian Spring 2014

Ruffian Collage

It’s been a decade since designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais offered their heavenly creation, Ruffian, to the fashion world. The fashion house has evolved tremendously – from a brand for the Elizabeth Taylors of the world to one millennial fashionistas gawk over – but even as they shift, Ruffian retains a common thread: Fresh, funky, vintage digs created in rich fabrics that are worth every penny.

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Fausto Puglisi

There is no doubt that summer is already saying its good-byes, but fashion is always a season or two ahead of the game, and so is Sicilian born fashion designer Fausto Puglisi. If you don’t know this name, after reading this you certainly will.

Fausto Puglisi is known for his signature shade of black and often 3d architectural feminine designs. Beyoncé Knowles, Fergie, and Coco Rocha are just a few whom have graced red carpets and celebrity events in this young designer’s remarkable creations. If you’ve watched the 2013 VMAs recently, Katy Perry also rocked Coco Rocha’s very same dress accessorized with her gold grills.

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Not only have we derived this week’s Style Play Polish inspiration from Fausto Puglisi’s Resort 2014 Collection, but also from one of our favorite nail art designers/bloggers, Taryn Multak of Miss LadyFinger who is well known for her runway ready nails!

PicMonkey Collage

 What you’ll need:

– White Nail Polish (Essie’s Marshmallow)
– Blue Nail Polish (Essie’s Avenue Maintain)
– Yellow Nail Polish (Butter London’s Cheeky Chops)
Black Nail Art Polish
– Make-up Sponge


Step 1: Paint 2 coats of white nail polish on your prepped nails.


Step 2: Using the make-up sponge, create cloud like designs on your nails with the yellow and blue polish.


Step 3: To create the palm trees, you will need the black nail art polish. One brush stroke will create the trunk of the palm tree.


Step 4: Create two Xs across the first stroke 3/4 above the base of the trunk.


Step 5: Thicken the Xs and the pointed top, these are your branches.


Step 6: Use you brush to create fringes on your branches. When you apply your top coat, it will smooth out the design for a more realistic finish.


There you have it! Don’t forget, you don’t have to limit yourself to the colors used in this tutorial. Experiment and have fun! Let us know below what designs you’d like us to teach you in 5 steps or less!

Feeling inspired? Why not tag us on Instagram @LoveBrownSugar and Hashtag #StylePlayPolish

– Gracie J