A Younique Showcase Beauty Event

This past weekend I attended A Younique Showcase, a wonderful beauty event hosted by Kimberly Blackmon at Luxe Studio Space here in Tampa. This event showcased Younique's full line of cosmetics and skin care plus their new items launching in September through November. The space was tastefully set up and seeing the spread of beauty products instantly got me excited.

These products are completely naturally made and cruelty free. Younique is a fairly new company, November will be their two year anniversary! I really appreciated that Kimberly had a variety of colors to choose from in her pressed powders and BB Creams. Seeing products that also cater to woman of color was refreshing. Sometimes it's can be difficult and frustrating because certain cosmetic companies stop their foundations and powders at certain shades. There was also a demonstration on how to apply the 3D Fiber Lashes (this definitely a must have). It provides a 300% increase to your lashes that looks completely natural. 

All in All not only were the products brilliant/pigmented, the event was very informative. It was also great to see fellow Tampa Fashion and Beauty Blogger Samantha Jade Minor from My Legendary Style (check out her blog guys!) at the event as well. If you are interested in these products be sure to contact Younique by Privileged Faces via their social media listed below.

Instagram: @Privileged_Faces

Must Have Accessories

Must Have Accessories

Must Have Accessories by fashilluminous 
Hey guys,
So as you all may know I am all about Fashion! When I am not busy with school or other activities I am literally 90% of the time thinking about something fashion related (which brings me to this post). So lately I've been really into building up my collection of all things accessories. Every time I hit up the mall or head over to a shopping center I'm checking out the accessory section for a cool piece that could be utilized for years to come. The top 4 accessories I've been all about are the floppy hat, holographic shoes, sunglasses (especially shades with colored lenses), and clutches. 

Luckily, so far I currently have two out of my four must have list. I have the floppy hat in black and burgundy (I am also looking to get it in emerald green and brown). I also have a clutch similar to the one displayed in the picture. It is a see-through clutch that comes with a smaller black leather pouch that I snagged from Zara on sale. I literally can't wait to dress up and wear my new pieces out!

As for the colored sunnies and holographic shoes, I still have some hunting to do! I've been on the look out for holographic sandals such as these
But I have yet to find these Zara Iridescent shoes anywhere! As for the sunnies, I haven't had a chance to purchase them but I know I will definitely be able to snag a pair from any store. 

Check out this video below of my friend Melizza and myself giving some tips of what accessories every woman should have. 

Let me know which accessories you are dying for currently as well! 

Fall Back to School Outfit Ideas

Hey All!

So the beginning of classes is right around the corner for me (and has already started for others). Part of me is excited for it to begin because I'm slowly but surely reaching the end of being an undergrad in collge while the other half of me is missing summer break already. So in the back to school spirit I decided to switch it up and create a video detailing a few back to school outfit ideas. Being in a video lookbook is new for me but I definetly foresee more of these being featured!

Feel free to switch up pieces based on what you feel comfortable wearing. As you all can see I am a die hard crop top fan so this trend will continue to be in my outfits when heading to class this Fall semester. Details for each outfit will be listed down below.

Let me know which look is your favorite!

Look 1
Top: H&M
Bottoms: TJ Maxx
Shoes: H&M
Purse: Steve Madden
Look 2
Top: Forever21
Cardigan: H&M
Bottoms: American Apparel
Shoes: Traffic
Hat: H&M
Look 3
Top: Forever21
Plaid Shirt: Forever21
Skirt: Forever21
Socks: Ebay
Shoes: Asos
Bag: Forever21
Look 4
Sweater: TJ Maxx
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Trend Alert: Co-ordinate Set

Hey Fashionistas/os!
So one trend that has taken by storm for the spring/summer is the Co-ordinate set, also known as the 2 piece set. These sets come in a variety of ways such as shorts paired with matching tops and trousers with blazers. I literally have to try really hard not purchase every form of co-ordinate! The co-ordinate featured today is actually one that I made last summer (trend forecast much?). I decided to pair it with simple nude pumps and let the vibrant summer print speak for itself. One thing I would recommend to anyone is to explore the world of sewing. Not only will you save money but you'll also be able to let your creativity run wild! Anyways, I personally believe everyone should consider having at least one Co-ord in their wardrobe but if you aren't really into prints you could do a monochromatic look instead. Monochromatic looks are those where the top piece and the bottom piece are the same color or a slight variation. Stay on the look out guys, maybe that'll be featured next! 

Here are a few examples all from Missguided! I love this site and did I mention they have free shipping on all US orders?


I hope you all enjoyed this look, let me know your thoughts on this trend! 

Style Session

Hey all *waves*
Today I was given the opportunity to do something I truly love - styling! Here are a few shots of our eventful fashion-filled day. Today was a great day to shop because not only did all of the stores have sales but its currently tax-free weekend in Florida. Also, to top it off both Forever21and H&M have a promotion where there is15% off of every purchase for all students with a valid student ID (triple steal!) We definitely took advantage of all of these sales and got all of the pieces that added the finishing touches to her looks.

It was a pleasure working with her and assisting her in completing her looks for her upcoming photo shoot. I look forward to styling more individuals and helping them obtain their optimal looks. Also, be sure to check out your local malls so you can benefit from these deals!