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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Maximize Your Sheet Mask

(Photo Credit: BeautyBanter)

Lately, I have been in love with wearing sheet mask. The name may sound funny but they have been all the rave and some have lived up to the hype. If you remember last year was all about the gold under eye mask and silver "Glam" mask.

Well move over because the sheet mask is taking over the beauty industry this year.

You can find mask for dry skin, oily skin, acne pron skin, soothing, brightening, blemishes, wrinkles, and so much more. They range in price from $5 to $90, depending on the brand and the type of mask.

They can look a little scary but the benefits are worth looking like Jason Voorhees for 10-30 minutes.

I love to wear the Sephora Rose Moisturizing & Brightening ($6) facial sheet mask on days before a big event to calm the skin and brighten the skin without additional products.

I have really been focusing on the health and appearance of my skin without makeup. The key to a flawless makeup look is great healthy skin!

(Photo Credit Here)

Below are a few tips to really maximize your sheet mask and get your money worth:

  1. 1. Keep the second sheet that peals off the original sheet mask- just cut out the mouth and viola two masks.
  2. 2. Use the extra product with a cotton round pad. Instead of throwing away the package filled with liquid fold the top and put into sandwich bag. It can be applied at a later date for those problem areas. 
  3. 3. After removing mask pat product into skin to maximize results. 

Have you ever used sheet mask? If so which brand do you recommend? Let us know in the Facebook Group or leave your comment below. :)

Thank you for reading and enjoying this post. Until next time...Be Unique, Be You

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Professional Wardrobe for L1s

I remember it like it was yesterday applying for my first legal internship. I was nervous, anxious, and ready to prove everything I had learned over the years. Like most senior or new graduate law student we learned the law in school however, we didn’t learn how to look the part for our new lifestyle.

Majority of us wore t-shirts, sweats/jeans, sneakers for our day to day wardrobe. Now we have to look like lawyers on a very small budget.

Law is a serious field so we should look serious. Right? 

Does that mean dull and boring? 

Being a new L1 you already have to prove yourself to associates, partners etc. So how do you look like you deserve to work in the industry?

Years ago in the legal field you didn’t see a lot of bright colors, prints, or fashion icons.

Today lawyers, judges, paralegals, interns, etc are looking fierce and closing big cases while looking stylish. We are seeing more power color suits for women, silhouettes, patterns, materials, tailored suits for men, and shoes are making you take a double look.

So to answer if you have to look boring to be taken serious…NO! You don’t have to cover up who you are with all black and brown attire.

It is more important today to show you have what it takes overall to be the best attorney or judge. Hundreds of thousands of attorneys graduate yearly. What will you do to stand out in your interview or position?

If you are on a budget adding these 5 garments to your wardrobe will help you look the part as a new L1! The goal is to make several outfits that will look clean and professional.

I recommend budgeting $200-$500 based on the store and quality. I DO NOT recommend spending over $500 in your first year of law due to your body and life will change.

Bonus Shopping Tips:  1.) Save your buck and shop at stores like New York & Company, H&M, Dorthy Perkins, JC Penny, Khols and thrift stores. 2.) Ask if additional discounts are available for college students. 3.) Set a budget and stick to it. 4.) Purchase soles to keep shoes comfortable-you will be working long hours and on your feet walking a lot.

Congrats on making it!!!! Now lets look the part! 


#1- Navy or Blue Blazer (Preferably tailored) – A navy or blue blazer can be worn with many different bottom options from jeans to pencil skirts/dress pants. You can make a thrift store blazer look AMAZING by getting it tailored. Skip Starbucks twice and viola you have the funds to get a tailored blazer! (Sacrifices….)   

#2- Dress Shoes, flats or 3 inch (or less) heels- You will be doing a lot of walking in your first year of law based on where you get a job. If it is at law offices in walking distance to the courthouse prepare to get all your steps in for your fitbit! Purchase a pair of Dr. Scholls shoe inserts for additional comfort. Wear your heels in the office and your flats when running errands.

#3-Power Suit- The reason it is called a power suit is because it is the one outfit worn to boost your confidence, fits to perfection, looks great on you, and makes others take you serious. Think of it as your armor as the new law knight! 

#4- White or Striped Button Down- You will purchase many of these in your career. Men: Know your neck circumference and arm length. Ladies: Ensure your shirt does not have a breast bulge or gap.

(Photo Credit: TheClassyCubicle)

#5-Accessories (Tie, Watch, Socks, Handbag, Dainty bracelet, necklace, earrings)- Adding the right accessories will complete your look and will add your personal touch. Don’t be afraid to wear burgundy strings with brown shoes, scarves, textured ties, bold necklaces, and/or watches.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

How To Shop For Summer Essentials Wisely


Essentials are the items that will be there when all the trends go out of season/style. That is why building a wardrobe full of essentials first is my main priority for my personal style clients. Summer time is here which means it is time to start budgeting, investing, and shopping for your summer essentials. No need to feel like you have to drop hundreds of dollars if that is not in your budget.

"Shop for quality not quantity"! – Christina

An excellent summer essential piece to buy is a bathing suit. Many of us are afraid to wear a bathing suit because we haven't invested time to see which one will work for our body. Depending on your needs you may need to spend more or less. A great quality bathing suit can last you years- 20 or more beach trips or over a dozen pool parties! So how do you shop wisely when your budget level is low?

#1: Invest in Time - Take some time out of your day to really get into the racks and find what you like. Don't go in with only a few minutes to spare or rushing with the kids. Get a minimum of 5 items in two different sizes to shorten the try on time- get your real size and your comfortable size.

#2: Know the Material – In the summer time the right fabric can help you look and feel amazing. The wrong fabric can make you look like a sweaty mess and show too much. My biggest question from clients is "how do I stay cool but look great"?. One of my top tips is to find clothes with great breathable fabrics. Staying cool in the summer is important for many reasons that include health, fashion and comfort. The goal is to allow the maximum amount of air through the fabric so the body feels cooler. Look for these fabrics when shopping: Linen•Cotton•Lace•Light Silk• Georgette•Chambray!

#3: Plan according to your Itinerary – Instead of buying everything cute item in your favorite store shop according to your summer itinerary. Going on vacation? Planning adult pool time or parties for the kids, shop for that occasion. Get the most wear out of your items. Sit down and write out your plans for the summer. Does your planned summer lifestyle match how you are picking your items? If no, it is time to plan according to your itinerary.

Figuring out where to shop for your size and budget can be frustrating. The end result is wasting money on items that are good enough NOT perfect for your authentic image!

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Best Dresses for Graduation

It's officially May, the month of finals and graduation!! Hopefully, by now you have your cap and gown, tickets for everyone attending, and your outfit in mind.

Graduation is one of the biggest milestones in your life from high school to college. You have worked hard to get to this point and when you cross that stage your life is going to change. I want to take this time and congratulate you if you are graduating!!!!!

On your big day it can be filled with so much emotion and thoughts. What do I do next? Now I have to pack up and get ready for college. Or I have to pack up and move so I can work. Don't let the big day stress you out. Live in the moment, take lots of pictures, and of course look stylish.

I can't help you live in the moment or take your photos, but I can help you look stylish in all your photos so they look amazing when you post them on social media! :)

It's going to be big smiles as you hold your diploma or degree, have a dress to match your excitement.

No worries we've got you covered. Below are some of the best dresses you can wear for graduation! When looking for a great dress for graduation I recommend the following:

1. Determine if it is a day or night graduation.
2. Indoor or Outdoor?
3. Warm or Cold temperatures?
4. Budget.
5. What are your after plans? Party or dinner?
6. Is there a dress code?

Monday, April 3, 2017

Longer Lashes in 30 Seconds


Spring is here (WOOHOO) and it is time to brighten your look and the easiest way to do so is with your lashes!

Eye lashes make a BIG difference in your overall makeup or no makeup look. I love long thick lashes but I am not a fan of wearing false lashes all the time.

Yes, they are gorgeous. Yes, the can change your look. Yes, they are fun. However, they can pull your real lashes out if not applied or removed properly.

So instead of balding your lash line I recommend using my new BFF- LASH PRIMER!

Lash primer is not new the beauty world but it never really gets discussed.

Instead of doubling and tripling applications of mascara on your lashes - which can make them clumpy. I strongly recommend using L'Oreal Primer before applying your favorite mascara.

The benefits of using a lash primer including:

  1. Boost lash length.
  2. Separates lashes. 
  3. Helps mascara last longer. 
  4. Includes vitamins that are healthy for lashes.
  5. Makes mascara easy to remove. 

Step 1: Curl lashes.
Step 2: Apply lash primer and allow to dry for about 10-30 seconds depending on how much you apply of product.
Step 3: Apply desired mascara.
Step 4: Enjoy long voluminous lashes. :)

Since using a mascara primer I have noticed that it does not take a lot of makeup remover to clean my eye lashes at the end of the day. This is awesome because tugging at the eye is NEVER healthy because it can cause wrinkles. 

So if you want longer lashes in 30 minutes give the L'Oreal Voluminous Primer a try. It is a drugstore product which will cost you only $5.99.

Have you ever used a lash primer? If so which brand do you recommend? Let us know in the Facebook Group or leave your comment below. :)

Thank you for reading and enjoying this post. Until next time...Be Unique, Be You

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Capes + Bright Colors






Welcome to the blog if this is your first visit! Welcome back if you are a frequent reader. I have missed posting outfits for you all sooooo much. I have some beautiful pieces from Tobi to show you below. I also want to share with you some chic ways to transition into the new season.

As a style coach my clients biggest concern lately is how to transition their wardrobe. So let's talk about the weather and how to maintain your style as you transition into the new season.

Spring is trying its best to arrive next week however, winter just won't go away like that annoying zit before head shots day. Since it is not sunny skies and warm temperatures consistently it can be frustrating on what to wear everyday. Raise your hand if majority of your closet is filled with every season! I have open toe shoes, wool coats, knit sweaters, and a sun hat on display just in case it's 20-75 degrees in the same week.

If you have been feeling frustrated and feeling unsure on what to wear until the weather makes it's mind up no worries here are some ways to transition effortlessly:
  1. Slowly start incorporating bright colors into your look. Try adding a bright colored scarf, handbag, or coat. Instead of grabbing the black cape coat above I added a pink wool coat as my pop of color.  
  2. LAYER! This is one of my favorites and it makes your outfit just look like it was effortlessly created. Throw on some jeans, crew neck long sleeve blouse, sweater, jacket, and ankle boots. Also, add on a hat or scarf. Get creative with your layers. DON'T layer 3 sweaters..lol 
  3. Show a little leg. Yes, it's time to start shaving your legs! Wear a midi skirt or dress with heels or flats to show a little skin and lose the tights. Of course if it extremely cold in your city try the cut out shoulder sweater tops.
What do you like to wear when transitioning seasons? Have a tip? Share it below with the other ladies. :) 

Outfit 1:
Tobi Cape Coat  // Fedora Hat// Dress (old)//
Heels (similar) 

Outfit 2: 
Tobi Pink Wool Coat// Sunnies (old)// 
Pants (Target) 

Thank you for reading and enjoying this post. Until next time...Be Unique, Be You


Disclaimer: This post includes sponsored merchandise. All content including photos are 100% honest and belong to Christina Renteria of PinkLux. No photos or content can be removed without legal permission from owner of website. Enjoy. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

How to Find & Keep Your Style In Corporate America



Growing up you where always told professional means a suit and heels. If you don't invest in a nice quality suit or a classy pair of heels you will not be seen as a professional. I am here to take that embedded information out of your mind. Why? Because you are wasting your money!

If you are ages 24-35 put the black, navy or grey suite back on the rack. I know you're thinking, "that is what is expected of me to wear in corporate America."

Don't get me wrong having a suit and heels are essential however, buying in multiples is not what I suggest. The reason I don't recommend buying a ton of quality pieces at a young age in corporate America is because you are still evolving. 


Let's be honest do you still work at our first job? When you are coming out of college or still finding yourself spending a ton of money on clothes feels great. However, you end up feeling like you have nothing to wear in the future. 

Besides our career paths changing our bodies, loves, hates, personalities, and goals change.

When I got in my position I knew it wouldn't be the last job of my life. I have always dreamed of helping others - not from behind a desk. 

Just because you work in corporate America it does not mean you have to lose your personal style or transform to a boring dress code. Of course you don't want to wear half naked clothes but you also don't have to dress like a nun or man to get respect. (No disrespect toward nuns or men) 

How do I know this? I worked in corporate America for over 3 years and almost lost myself. When I first started my job I thought I needed plain suits and basic color tops. I wore a black suit and felt so uncomfortable. One day walking into the office I looked at the glass door and saw someone I didn't recognize. I went from bright colors, prints, heels, makeup, and hair done to an all black outfit, no makeup, and my hair in a half brushed ponytail. I felt and looked like I was going to a funeral not to work. This is when I realized I can't let a job stop me from embracing my personal style.

If you’re working in corporate America or an entrepreneur you need to stay true to your personal style. This helps others identify with you and will help you be confident in your role.

Just think about it... Have you ever wore something uncomfortable or not really your style? Did you perform your best or was the discomfort always on your mind? 

When you choose to be authentic you choose to be confident. Don't waste who you are trying to identify with the "American standard" of style! 


#1: Test out different colors and silhouettes. - Learn your power color and which silhouettes look best on your body. 

#2: Don't let others influence your style. - If others don't care about their image don't stop caring about yours. Having a polished, professional, and poised image will pay off. 

#3: Learn your company’s culture- Many of us take jobs and don't understand the company’s culture. Research the company to prevent getting mistreated or feeling uncomfortable in your style. 

Do you have an office job or work in corporate America? Do you feel like your image doesn't portray your professionalism or personal style? Let me know your opinion below or in the FaceBook community PinkLux Babes. 

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