Friday, July 24, 2015

Fashion Friday: Sucksessful Summer Part 1

Hey pandas, welcome to the first of many Fashion Friday posts as part of a new series I'd like to incorporate.

If you've followed me for the past few years, you'll know that I've promoted the street clothing line - SUCKSESS - on occasion, highlighting their different clothes and accessories. The founder of Sucksess is a very good friend of mine since college and it's be so amazing seeing the inception and implementation of his dream come to life!

Recently, he dropped part 1 of the 2015 Summer Line and of course I had to pick up a few pieces!

All of the pieces I got were crop tops, once being a cropped tank with the brand new scripted logo. I loved every single one of the items I've received as I do with all of my Sucksess products. Reason being that they're casual, they're unique, and they're clever. Each design has a meaning and it tells the story of the founder.

1) YES NY Crop Tee
This tee is self explanatory. Obviously being a true New Yorker - born AND raised (and still living here) NY is the only answer you need. The basis behind this - New York? YES!

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2) Upstate / Downtown
This crop top is my favorite, being that it's black & that's my favorite color to wear (no, I'm not a goth) because it's so chic and hello, it goes with everything! The inspiration for this shirt came from the owner being raised in upstate NY but maintaining that metro NY, city flair. NY is more than just NYC and upstate has just as much to offer as downtown. I went to college in Upstate NY and although it was an adjustment, you can't deny that it's a nice getaway from the crazy city once in a while.

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3) Sucksess Script Tee

A twist on the classic Sucksess logo, this elegant approach highlights the three major cities the founder has lived in at some point. Again highlighting the journey, this tee works for anyone wanting to rep their city!

Get yours here and share your pictures with me with #magandapanda.

FELLAS -- don't worry, there's plenty of gear for you. For every piece I showed here, there's a version for you guys as well on the site. Definitely check them out if you haven't already because you won't be disappointed. The quality is great and every piece is HAND-MADE! It doesn't get more personal than that folks.

Don't forget to share your pics with me using #MagandaPanda and stay tuned for part 2!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Your Skin and The Sun

Wow! Again with the long stretch, which I deeply apologize for guys. Things have just been super crazy but I'm still alive!

Now that we're officially in the peak of summer (and humidity here in NY) there are some important must knows for ensuring your skin is looking its best.

This skin essential tip is a must for all seasons, especially in the summer months. During the summer, the sun is out for longer periods of time and is at its strongest, hence the warmer weather. We inevitably spend more time outdoors (especially after our harsh East coast winters) because the weather is too nice to pass up, right? Amidst all of the fun in the sun, make a point to apply enough sunscreen to protect your skin. This will help prevent aging skin, uneven skin tone, and even skin cancer. Be sure that the sunscreen you opt for has protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

Maganda Panda recommends: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist

When heat is applied to something, it dries out. This is the same with your skin. You often hear that you need to hydrate your skin during the colder months, but it's just as important during the summer months as well! The reason being is that you're literally baking outside in the sun; yup, just like a cookie. Opt for a lighter moisturizer during your morning routine and a sleeping mask at night to give your skin an extra dose of moisture while you sleep.

Maganda Panda recommends: Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and Liole's V-Line Water Drop Sleeping Pack

Sweat and oil are the biggest skin demons during the warmer months. Although we tend to lighten up the load on our faces with more natural looking makeup, that doesn't stop the oil and sweat from clogging up your pores. The best way to combat this is with a weekly exfoliate. Do this in-between washing and toning your face at most once or twice a week depending on your skin type. Trust me, you'll see the difference after just one go around.

Maganda Panda recommends: Skinfood's Black Sugar Mask

How do you protect your skin during the warmer months? 
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