Sophisticated Socks from DeadSoxy and Street Style | #StaySoxy

Socks are considered the most under-stated fashion accessory. They’re normally tucked away in a hidden department next to the hosiery!

In the last few years, socks have made a huge comeback! They can be found in an array of designs and styles. For example, invisible socks can be worn with dress shoes and crew socks are for sporting activities.

DeadSoxy is an innovative shoe company that specializes in superior high quality socks.  Here’s why their socks are so amazing:

  • The Feel: Uber-soft, high-end yarn enables a cool and dry environment for your feet and means no shrinking
  • The Look: Superior dyes keep socks from fading and the distinct patterns give your outfit an extra dose of style
  • The Design: Engineered in a U.S. knitting mill to create a unique technical design that no other sock on the market has
  • The Magic: These technical specifications keep our socks, whether crew or no-show, from slipping or falling; so you get a comfortable wear & put-together look ALL day
  • The Deal: They are THE ONLY company ever to offer a money back guarantee if they slip off your foot.

Product Review:

DeadSoxy shipped a pair of invisible and crew socks. Upon opening the package I was skeptical but the quality of the socks speaks for themselves. Each pair had a unique design and fit nicely on my feet.

Street Style Trend: Socks and Heels

I like to wear high heels for various events but often leave with sore feet. By wearing a pair of crew (or invisible) socks this eliminated that issue. The Steele Woman sock is stated to match your fun personality and I actually like that mindset!

DeadSoxy has both men, women, and youth socks along with sophisticated accessories such as colored shoestrings.

Also, quick side note: if you’re searching for a bulk order of groomsmen socks, the company provides personalized packaging.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #StaySoxy

Sharp purple and lilac sock with crosses

Dealing With Acne Breakouts: What Every Woman Should Consider

When you were little, did you dream of the day pimples wouldn’t be a problem any longer? Every girl did because a zit could be the difference between an easy life and one fraught with self-esteem issues.

Featured Photo from Byrdie

Fast forward a couple of years and, unimaginably, the spots haven’t disappeared. If anything, they are just as bad as before. Okay, the hives of redness are no longer glued to your face, but the little dots still pop up out of nowhere. What happened to girls growing into their bodies?!

The truth is that lots of women deal with breakouts to this day, and it isn’t pretty. To stop it, you have to learn how to prevent the genie from slipping out of the bottle in the first place. Here’s what every woman with skin problems should consider.

Keep It Clean

Acne sufferers can let their daily cleaning habits slip because, well, the worst has already happened. However, the problem with this logic is that the pimples will never clear if you don’t do the basics. And, the simplest tool at your disposal is a cloth and a bar of soap. Washing your face at least twice a day is a fantastic way to keep it pure and rid it of dirt and bacteria. From oil to dead skin cells, blockages occur in the skin on a daily basis, and it is the obstructions that lead to zits. Apart from clearing the pores, it’s also important to add a cleanser to get deep into the cells. There are lots of industry products on the market, but a standard bottle of antiseptic will work wonders.

Moisturize Wisely

There is a lot more to the process than meets the eye. For example, did you know that there are different lotions for various types of skin? Also, did you know that some moisturizers lead to dryness and encourage spots to breakout? Many women don’t know these facts to be true and apply a bog standard lotion without much thought. However, it’s essential to research your condition and take it into account if you are an acne sufferer. An excellent tip is to search for products which have the word non-comedogenic written on the label. In simple terms, it means it doesn’t cause acne. Another factor to keep in mind is sin hydration. Should you have dry skin, an oily lotion is better, but the reverse is true if you have greasy skin.

Avoid Bad Hair Days

What on earth has your hair got to do with acne? Well, the answer is quite a lot. Although you might not realize it, the product from your scalp often pours down on your face. Yep, everything from hairspray to wax and even scented aromas can clog up the face’s cells. When this happens, it encourages bacteria to grow and pimples to form without notice. So, it makes sense to stop the river of chemicals flowing from your hair on your skin. To do this, avoid overdoing it with products such as gels and sprays. Also, keep your fringe away from your forehead if you have one. Any strands with chemicals will automatically transfer to the skin as soon as they touch.

Don’t Conceal It

As soon as a spot pops up, the urge is to cover it with makeup. That’s a job well done, right? Not necessarily because, although it might be a short-term solution, it does long-term damage. Makeup such as foundation and concealer are two of the leading causes of breakouts, and you have to start using them sparingly. If at all possible, don’t use makeup at all on the target area and focus on how to cover acne without concealer. For those who think it’s impossible, organic methods such as ice are excellent ways to reduces blemishes, swelling and redness.

Eat Healthly

Spots occur because of unhealthy cells that, as this post has pointed out, can come from various sources. One cause that you can never forget is a lack of nutrients in the body. Usually, junk food contains all the ingredients that have no benefit on the skin, such as saturated fats. Healthy foods, on the other hand, include everything from omega-3 fatty acids to vitamins, proteins and iron. With extra good bacteria, it’s much easier for the body to fight breakouts and stop acne at the source. Superfoods, ones that have plenty of the good stuff, are things such as asparagus, spinach, avocado and fish.

Spots might be bad, but the excellent news is that dealing with them is straightforward.

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Sally Hansen Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors

Polish slip-ups can happen but not with the Sally Hansen Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors. They’re the newest innovation in at-home manicures. Just wrap your cuticles, paint on color and then peel away any mishaps. This means each hand (yes, both) will get the same, flawless results. It’s really that simple. Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors give you the freedom to paint your nails at home, mess-free.
Sally Hansen Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors slip on so you can paint your nails then peel away any mistakes. Find the super-flex guard that fits your nails to create a barrier and ensure a flawless polish line, every time.
Formula & Benefits: Provides a perfect manicure for both hands, Salon precision at home, Super-flex guards that fit all nail shapes, No mess, no fuss, no polish clean up.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Shade Plum Euphoria

Talk of Alabama Lifestyle Segment: New Year, New You Beauty Must-Haves

Monday marks the official beginning of the new year!  Everyone’s setting goals and changing their beauty regimen.

I hosted a Lifestyle Segment on Talk of Alabama – ABC 3340; themed “New Year, New You” sharing beauty advice through the use of hair care products.

A few of the tips shared on-air included applying Root Touch-Up, Clip-In Hair Extensions, and It’s a 10 Haircare Products.  This was a fun segment and to showcase the hair extensions I wore a human hair color strip.  Details about the segment included:

Use a Root Touch-Up Marker to cover gray roots without a permanent chemical process.

Insert colored extensions from Hairdo USA for a glamorous hair style without committing to an entirely new hue.  Don’t forget to use a wrap around pony for quick star-worthy style!

It’s a 10 Haircare products are holiday and salon-worth products that can be used at-home.  This product line is a celebrity favorite amongst Gabrielle Union and Gwen Stephani.  The products can be used on all hair types while protecting, smooths, and conditions. This product can even be used on kids and pets! There’s also something for the men in our life!  He’s a 10 Miracle Pliable Paste and 3-in-1 Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Treatment: He’ll love these versatile stylers that glide easily through hair and body with zero sticky residue and a clean feel. These grooming essentials will save men money and time.


Root Touch-Up Marker

Human Hair Color Strip

Long Wave Pony

French Braid Band

It’s a 10 Haircare

Hairdo How to Tips and Videos:

Get Award Show-Ready Skin and Transform Your Complexion

Award show season is here and the stars have begun preparing by undergoing extensive skincare treatments to be red carpet-ready. Luckily, you don’t have to be a celebrity to transform your complexion to get a picture-perfect look.

Here are some tried-and-true favorites to get that gleaming award show-ready skin.

Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil: A silky brightness booster that provides multi-tasking antioxidant action to deliver advanced brightening, tone repairing, and fine line reduction, while soothing & nourishing for a supple, radiant, youthful complexion that glows with health. This multi-tasking brightening booster can be worn alone, with serums and moisturizers, or mixed into your favorite moisturizer for a dewy glow. ($54; and

IMAGE Skincare’s ILUMA Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder: A water-activated, micro-exfoliating cleansing powder that gently polishes and buffs away radiance-impairing dead skin cells to brighten and illuminate the skin. Gentle enough for daily use and perfect for all skin types, the powder is formulated with a new generation of natural botanicals, enzymes and antioxidants to repair uneven skin texture and tone. ($32; spas and salons nationwide and

Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips: twice as effective as the leading pore cleanser, Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips quickly bond to the dirt and oil buried in each pore and lift out pore-clogging agents while reducing the appearance of pores over time. Add this essential beauty favorite to your regular routine, which only takes 10 minutes, to reveal a fresher and healthier-looking complexion. ($7.49; select food, drug and mass merchant stores nationwide)

LAVANILA’s The Healthy Deodorant: Completely free of Aluminum and Parabens, it’s a safe and effective way to fight odor. The multi-tasking formula uses a health-promoting beta-glucan technology packed with anti-oxidants, active botanicals and essential oils to not only fight odor, but condition, soothe and nourish the skin. ($14 each; Sephora,

Curél Ultra Healing Lotion: Ideal for severely dry skin, this intensely moisturizing lotion has been clinically proven to repair and renew extra-dry skin two times better than the leading intensive lotion. Formulated with the Curél brand’s Advanced Ceramide Therapy, this extra strength moisturizer instantly hydrates leaving skin soft, supple, and restored and fortifies skin’s natural barrier to help prevent dry skin from reoccurring over time. ($8.99; Select food, drug and mass merchant stores)

The Joyful Food Co. and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Alabama’s only 100% Paleo-specific bakery has expanded from baked goods to complete Paleo meals. To reflect the changes and updates, the company has rebranded itself as The Joyful Food Co.

The Joyful Food Co. was born as Consider It Joy Baking in 2015, but the idea behind it started a few years earlier because of family health problems.

“Several years ago, my family embraced a grain-free, no processed foods lifestyle to address multiple health issues my son was dealing with, and this meant everything we ate was homemade,” said Elizabeth Wood, the founder.

The changes in diet and lifestyle were a success in Wood’s personal life, but she knew other families were struggling with many of the same issues. While there was vast interest in the Paleo lifestyle by the community, the time commitment, learning curve of new ingredients and the frustration of recipe failures were huge deterrents.

“I wanted to help, so I did the only thing I knew how to do–I baked! We started small as just a bakery, but soon, customers began asking for meals as well,” Wood said.

That’s when Rebecca Wanagat joined the team. Like Wood, she was a mom on a mission, who educated herself on the Paleo lifestyle in a quest to improve her family’s health. Soon the two were selling as many meals as they were muffins! However, many people still weren’t aware of the addition of meal options.

To celebrate the growth, “Consider it Joy Baking” will re-launch as “The Joyful Food Co.” on January 4th, where the community is invited out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting will take place at 11 am and the team will be offering samples for the rest of the day.  They are also planning a huge giveaway for 4 weeks of Paleo bundles ($396 value).

The Joyful Food Co.

759 Shades Mountain Plaza,Hoover, AL 35226



I am excited to share that Emmy winning host and New York Times bestselling author Maria Menounos wore a Pronovias gown for her wedding to Keven Undergaro on January 1st, 2018.
The wedding took place just after midnight in Times Square as part of Menounos’ appearance as co-host on Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square. 
Menounos wore the Randala gown from the Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection; the exact style can be viewed at


Maria Menounos wedding at Times Square

WHO: Maria Menounos, Emmy winning host and New York Times bestselling author

WHAT: Maria Menounos wears the Pronovias Randala gown for her wedding to Keven Undergaro on Fox’s New Year’s Eve in Times Square.

WHENJanuary 1, 2018

WHERE: New York City


STYLE CREDIT: Atelier Pronovias Randala Gown

About Pronovias:

Pronovias Fashion Group continues to consolidate its position as a global leader of the bridal sector year after year. It started out as a family business in Barcelona in 1922 and is now the world’s leader in bridal gowns, present in more than 105 countries with 155 stores and more than 4,000 sales points.