SUMMER IS COMING…..
and it’s almost time for bathing suit weather!
To some that is the most exciting news && to others it’s a 😬 emoji feeling. I ALWAYS have to take a deep breath once the weather changes and remind myself that I’ve come so far! I’m so lucky to love my body now (having lost 90 lbs over the last 8 years) BUT I still find myself struggling to find bathing suits that cover, conceal and reveal the parts of me that make me feel best! I’ve had my fair share of suits that itch and hurt and need to be taken off immediately after swimming. Now-a-days I go for STYLE and COMFORT.
I got over 50 DM’s asking for links to my bathing suits from my recent trip to MEXICO!
I linked all my suits BELOW!!
Click each photo to discover more sizes and colors!
*I also linked some of my other favorite suits and clothes found on AMAZON that I basically live in once summer rolls around- they are all comfy and affordable make beach days so enjoyable! If you have any questions LET ME KNOW! I want to help you look and feel your best this summer -so don’t wait another minute CLICK below and order!
*AMAZON FASHION ORDERING TIPS
BUY TWO different SIZES -your usual size and one size UP
( There is nothing worse then ordering a small size and having to wait for the new size to come, Amazon is quick with returns and always puts your money back on the original payment method or in form of a online gift card)
READ THE REVIEWS!!!
( People who care to help will post tips and photos to help make shopping easy for YOU, scroll all the way down and see what other people are saying about the products)
NYC EXCLUSIVE OFFER w/ Natalie Vitello of @tansbynatalie
Spray tans are a great alternative for people who want to get some color but don't want to hit the tanning bed or lay in the sun and risk their health
Heres why I love spray tanning:
Quick, instant results
Natural/ healthy glow
No harmful UV exposure
Customizable tan shade
Convenient especially when done in- home
Smooth and even application
I recently worked with Natalie to achieve the perfect glow before my trip to Madrid, Spain. She showed up at my NYC apartment and made the process so fun and comfortable. She brings all her own tools and essentials to give you the perfect in-house tan! I did the 8 hr overnight results and it came out amazing! I slept on the tan and woke up a bronzed beauty! You really see the results the night after and I felt so confident heading into a picture heavy trip with my glowy new look.
IN HOME SPRAY TAN $40 OFFER!
NYC / Kweens / Brooklyn girls and guys I’m running a huge promotion with @tansbynatalie if you DM her and mention my name (Amanda Paige) you can get any of the following if you’re a FIRST TIME CLIENT:
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$55 + tip — RAPID RESULTS (under 6 hrs) in home SPRAY TAN
$160 for 3 (8hr In home spray tan) + tip- must book all 3 appointments at once
This is an exclusive offer I’m running with her + can not be combined with any other offer- so don’t forget to mention you saw this on my blog or in my story!
Natalie comes right to your house and sets up shop, she is efficient, clean and works quickly to give you the best and fastest results.
You must book a tan for a future date and time before this offer ends on March 31st! Ex: if you need a tan for April 10th book your appointment before end of this month to have it solidified.
Happy tanning ♥️
Sheet Mask Recommendations
With so many sheet face masks and beauty products out there I was having trouble finding some skincare items that I can swear by: recently I’ve started using @timelesshasskin sheet masks and absolutely love them! With my crazy work schedule and extreme traveling this month I’ve been using Timeless Beauty Bars sheet masks in between flights and have had so much results!!
You can grab these babies right on Amazon- Click here!
MY favorites are : Up in The Clouds + Glam and Glow
Timeless Skin Care
Why I Love :
NOURISHING AND SKIN PLUMPING
This sheet mask will keep your skin hydrated and refreshed — which makes it perfect for any travel, business or pleasure.
MADE IN THE USA
NO STICKY RESIDUE
ONLY TAKES 20 MINS TO SET
FAST, EASY AND FITS IN ANY CARRYON BAG!
I’ve been getting so many questions on my latest instagram story highlighting my Jade Roller and Eye Patches!
Do this thing actually work?
YES! I’ve had my Jade roller for about 1 year now and I can noticeably see a difference in the bags under my eyes and wrinkles on my forehead!
- I wake up so early for work or auditions and usually go to bed between 1130PM -12AM. I am paranoid I will look like a zombie with big thick bags under my eyes because of how bad my schedule is that i’ve been using the Jade roller the helps with blood flow. I try to roll my under eyes and forehead for 20 - 30 seconds.
How often do you use it?
I try to use the Jade roller 2-3 nights a week before bed and the in the morning when I’m drinking my coffee.
How do you use it?
I’ve been pairing my Yeouth Skin anti-aging serum with the roller. Just a small dime sized dash of any serum will do and then start rolling baby!
I’ve added the link to the Yeouth Skin Serum here!
What does it do?
The Jade Roller is said to improve blood circulation, skin tone, skin elasticity and lymphatic drainage. It also reduces puffiness, wrinkles, darkness under the eyes, and eliminates toxins. It can also be used on your face, neck, back, arms and legs wherever you need to massage and relax.
I’ve definitely noticed a difference on puffiness under my eyes and not as many severe wrinkles on my forehead.
Where can I buy this?
Gold Eye Patches
My go-to eye gold patches are the LA PURE 24K Gold Eye Treatment Mask! <—— Click here to order!
•Reduce The Appearance of Crows Feet
•Reduce Eye Puffiness
•Hydrate and Moisturize your skin
•Help Prevent Premature Skin Aging
•Helps De-puff Area Under Eye
•Reduce The Appearance of Wrinkles and Dark Circles
I use these patches 1x a month when I am need a quick fix to under eye puffiness, they are great before a big audition or a full day of meetings. They are a total life savor!
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These magnetic lenses snap right on to the clear livho Blue Light Blocking Glasses making them transitional and easy to go from day to night. Unfortunately the transitional glasses are not yet ready for purchase but you can find the Blue Light Blocking Glasses <—— here
Check out my partnership with LivHó and photographer Brian Edsall below.
I’m kicking off 2019 with the #postivievibesonly movement! There’s only one way to start the new year and thats by taking steps towards your goals!
I’m committed to staying positive even on my hardest days and helping others speak their truth and live their best lives! I’ve been so blessed this past year with amazing friends and family that have held my hand every step of the way and I can’t wait to continue to share my experience of fitness, fashion, collaborations and of course sunglasses ;) with the world. I’m lucky to share my story and am excited about taking the steps towards becoming the solopreneur I’ve always dreamed of being.
Get my look here:
I’m entering 2019 with a new slate and what better way than to wear all WHITE. The color white symbolize’s safety, purity, and cleanliness. As opposed to black, white usually has a positive connotation. The old fashion rule to not wear white after Labor Day is SO out of style and if you’re like me this year has tested your strength and patience to the highest level so let’s push all the negative energy out with something positive. #POSITIVEVIBESONLY. These white WOWSUN OVERSIZED SQUARE SUNGLASSES are the PURRRRFECT addition to your all white ensemble, they offer a tinted lens which is perfect for offering one last 2018 side eye on the subway (no one can see your eyes) . They are super lightweight and and are XXL so they add that chic but luxury look to any casual or dressy outfit.
Check out these big round beauties for only $9.99 on here—> www.amazon.com .
Oversized— Look good on big or small faces
metal adjustable nose piece for long term wear without rub
Fashionable retro style
Heres what I paired my all white look with!
TOP size S
Jeans Size 25
These ROYAL GIRL Oversized Flat Top Sunglasses are the Ultimate HAAATER blockerz, I’m talking frame so big you can see the future. These glasses are perfect for that 2019 day after NYE hangover brunch. They block the sun and those people you just don’t have time for rn.
These sunglasses are this weeks Amazon’s Choice: Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated, well-priced products available to ship immediately. Also these babies are only $12.99!
comfortable plastic adjustable nose piece
slender glass; with non scratch lens
plastic covering on ear cuff so no itchy/ painful ear rub during long term wear
Sunglasses * 1
Soft Microfiber Pouch * 1
Soft Glasses Cloth * 1
Thanks amazon.com and amazon fashion for sponsoring this post
A rep from Livho asked me to do a partnership back in July. They wanted to me send me a pair of glasses and sponsor my post for 7 days on my instagram page. I had about 700 less followers than I do now and didn’t really have any idea how many people my post would reach but I was super stoked they liked my content enough to send me a pair of their shiny new glasses. I was shooting some Law and Order prints with a good friend and co-worker Rebecca Brookstein and had the glasses with me in my bag . She decided to snap a few quick photos and they turned out amazing! Rebecca is a true gem, so incredibly friendly and makes you feel so glamours in front of the camera. I’m lucky to have a friend like her! Her humor and constant praise made the shoot fly by in 96 degree weather at 1030am!!
The next Livhó collaboration was happening simultaneously with the Royal Girl collab. Since Livhó sells exclusively on amazon it was a great idea for me to get them back on board with my sunglass movement because amazon fashion had already started to feature my looks. I knew that by adding another larger amazon sunglass retailer to the mix it would help boost sales and give me more interesting content to post. the Livhó instagram has over 44,000 followers and post mostly bold and colorful photos. Their photos feature all kinds of looks and a range of sunglasses! Their up-close shots really feature their sunnies making their unique look and specific styles POP!
Brian and I were already shooting a new batch of Royal Girl’s glasses on the day I received the offer from LivHò so I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone and shoot for them both in one sitting. Although I was skeptical how colorful we could make Livhò’s photos look on this 35 degree dark day, Brian did a great job featuring the glasses. The two glasses I was in charge of featuring were Oval Unisex Polarized Sunglasses and Blue Light Blocking Glasses.
Since Livho makes so many unisex options I was lucky to have my male friends try out these glasses as well! I gifted my brother the Unisex Blue Polarized for X-mas and gifted Brian the Blue Light Block glasses after the shoot!
See my highlights below and check out my instagram for more!
All Livhó Sunglass Packaging
1 X Pair of glasses, Triangle glasses case, 1 Cleaning soft cloth, 1 Blue Light test Card, 1 Packing box, 1 Livho Tag, Instruction manual, 1 sunglass tool for repairs
visible light perspective to make your vision clearer
multiple color options
stylish funky frame
plastic comfortable nose piece
cool blue tinted lens
alleviates visual fatigue and discomfort from long periods of computer time
UV400 protection and glare reduction.
ultra-lightweight and flexible
TR90 nylon frame material for durability and comfortable long-term wearing
fully transparent lens with tinted
15% off on blue light blocking glasses when you purchase 1 or more Livho Sunglasses
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ROYAL GIRL/ WOWSUN
My first collaboration with ROYAL GIRL sunglasses happened shortly after I started posting for Sojosvision. They found my page through my previous ads and offered me a spot on their amazon pages to model their newest styles. They sell sunglasses through the brand Royal Girl and WOWSUN.
They sent me 7 pairs of their premium sunglasses along with an excel breakdown of how many photos they wanted me to post to my page. The content outline was pretty free so I was excited to put my own artistic spin on the photos. I decided to branch out of my comfort zone and collaborate with a photographer (Brian Edsall) I’d been chatting with on instagram. We had a similar style so I figured we could help each-others pages grow by working together to create some sunglass shots. Since this shoot atheistic was pretty open in terms of location and style I told Brian to meet me on my roof. (which turned out amazing btw!!) It had a rusty, urban feel and I knew if i wore bright colors with the glasses the photos would truly POP!
The temperature was about 50 degrees this day so I made sure I was organized and ready for each look. I like to pull stuff from my own closet as I tend to have an over the top style anyways! This shoot took about 4 hours and we ended up getting some really cool and unique shots. Brian works quick behind the camera. We took about 25-40 photos of each look and I’m talking in about 12 minutes flat!! As he snaps away you can see his creative wheels turning as he is making sure to capture the urban setting but feature the glasses at the same time. His calm demeanor really put me at ease in front of the camera which made the shoot so enjoyable and fly by! Collaborating with Brian was a blessing in disguise, as we really hit it off and have been working together on a few more shoots ever since!
1 hardcase, 1 soft case, 1 repair tool, 1 packing case, 1 blue blight uv resistence test, 1 cleansing cloth
The Royal Girl / WOWsun Sunglasses come in really fun colors and super interesting shapes. They master the oval / round style sunnies and also sell really small trendy pairs as well. The Black/ Red candy vintage glasses are my absolute favorite! They come in fun bright colors and are extremely well-made. The entire frame is made of LIGHT-WEIGHT plastic and feel so comfortable on your face. They come in a super light case as well easy for storing and since they are so small they fit perfect into any purse! They are the perfect brunch pair as they blocks glares ( and haters) are small, trendy and go with a casual or a dressy look!
All WowSun and Royal Girl glasses range between $9.99 and $16.99. Look good for cheap!
Check out my favorite looks below and click each image to shop! All photos were shot and edited by Brian Edsall.
SojosVision was one of my first and favorite collaborations! They sell glasses that are super durable, chic and inexpensive! They are definitely high performance and long lasting. I’m always on the go and end up grabbing a pair of these as I’m running out the door. Their glasses are anti-reflective and come with HD polarized lenses. That means they filter out that sunlight reflected glare which protects your eyes from long term damage by blocking 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Check out my favorite looks below and shop their store on amazon here. If your a prime member and buy now you can snag a 5%-10% discount by adding the coupon attached to your favorite pair at checkout!
All photos shown below were photographed in the fall by my good friend and former classmate Julia Procaccino. Follow her here @julia_procaccino! Julia’s attention to detail really shows in each photo as she is extremely creative. We worked together to find backgrounds in NYC that complimented both my style and the SOJOSVISION glasses. This session turned out amazing and took over 4 hours to shoot. Julia went above and beyond to get these photos by literally rolling on the ground or stopping traffic to get the perfect shot. While I was swapping out clothes she would take her time to capture the glasses by themselves in different areas making sure to feature the smallest detail on each pair.
My favorite pair from the shoot are the Clout Goggles Cat Eye Sunglasses in black and the Oversized Aviator Sunglasses in Gold/Gradient Brown (shown in photo 1 and 2) . The Clout Goggles are an easy grab and go pair and are super trendy for fall/winter. They spice up any outfit adding a thin cat eye appearance taking any basic outfit from drab to fab!
The Oversized aviators are enhanced with a non slip nosepiece and are amazingly durable. They have a metal frame and a metal bar connecting both glasses which allow them to stick them tight to your face. The lense is dark enough to protect the sun and looks super HIGH fashion with any outfit.
TYPES OF GLASSES
THERE IT IS…the LED backLIT section of the department store. All you see is a plethora of eyes— dark, expensive, mirrored, brightly colored, small framed, large framed, big, wraparound, polarized, tinted, reflective, rimmed, oversized, eyes staring back at you. You immediately fall to the ground sobbing uncontrollably because you can’t bare the thought of even beginning to decide which pair is THE pair for you…. no? just me?. Ok you’re right I was a theatre major .. the DRAMA is REAL..BUT NO seriously WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE? HOW DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START?
I’ve created a tips and tricks step by step guide to help you pick the perfect pair of shades to keep the haters away!! (and to keep you far away from that return line!)
KNOW YOUR FACE SHAPE
WAIT WHAT??… WHAT’S MY FACE SHAPE?
Knowing what shape your face is will play a huge factor in the “picking process” and help minimize the amount of time you spend in the SUNGLASS SECTION at the department store.
Here are 3 easy steps on how to determine your face shape:
STEP 1 : Open Instagram or Snapchat. Take a smiling selfie straight on with your hair pulled away from you face.
STEP 2 : Using the “draw” tool, take your pointer finger starting at your ears and trace the jaw line. This trace will reveal a shape outline.
STEP 3: Identifying your facial shape:
There are many shapes that make up the jawline of the face. The most popular shapes are:
If you’re starting to think It looks like a hybrid of two or three shapes don’t panic- go with your gut feeling!
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF GLASSES
Now that you’ve identified your face shape here are some of the best options of sunglass styles for your facial line:
Small round Lens
Oversized round Lens
Normal size Cat Eye Lens
Wayfarer/ Semi Rimless
Oversized Cat Eye Lens
Oval! Oval! Oval!
Small circle Lens
Oversized Cat Eye Lens
Square/ Rectangular Lens
FIND A PAIR THAT “SPEAKS TO YOU”’
You heard me, you know the shape and style now grab a pair that makes you feel good!! Don’t be afraid to pick a funky pair or a pair that matches your “go to” outfit - matching is SOO IN now-a-days!
WEAR THE SUNGLASSES WHILE YOU SHOP AROUND
The most common mistake most people make is buying a pair, wearing them for a day and realizing they HURT.
Wether it be the nose is too tight/loose or the arms of glasses hurt your ears coming to terms that you’ve made the WRONG decision and are now stuck with a terrible option puts you in absolute dismay. SO, to avoid this from happening I’ve come up with the “Sunglass Shop Around”. While your shopping wear the sunglasses you are interested in purchasing around the store. AND if anyone says “Ma’am take your sunglasses off inside” or “you can’t wear the product while you shop around” just say you’re testing out THE PAIR (trust me noooobody is gonna say this). Just make sure you don’t forget to pay for them before you leave (obvi). I promise you’ll be happier with the outcome having worn them for longer than 20 seconds prior to purchase.
!!! MORE EXPENSIVE DOES’NT MEAN BETTER or HIGHER QUALITY !!!
I used to believe the price tag ($$$) proved the quality and ware of the sunglasses. Little did I know my Celine White Retro Polarized One of-a-kind glasses would stretch out over a 3 month period but my $5 amazon glasses would last almost 5 years longer.
Cheaper may be better when it comes to awesome sunnies….
ALWAYS ASK FOR A CASE AT CHECKOUT
Most high-end department stores like Saks, Bloomingdales, Macys, and Sunglass Hut will give you a case at checkout with your sunglass purchase, but some stores like Saks Off Fifth, and small shops/boutiques keep complimentary sunglass cases behind the register/in the back. So don’t be afraid to say “Do you have a sunglass case?” before leaving the store. You are ENTITLED to give your new babies a perfect sleeping carriage.
I have a problem, a sunglass problem that is… Ever since I can remember I’ve been obsessed with buying sunglasses. Nice ones, cheap ones, ones with funky colors, some with crazy designs you name it I own them. I’ve collected some amazing and eclectic pairs over the years and have a library of over 150 styles. About 6 months ago, I was looking to grow my page and was randomly discovered on ‘ye old’ Instagram by a sunglass company (SojosVision). I had tagged them in one of my daily posts and a rep reached out to me and offered me a contract to model for them through Amazon Fashion. WAS THIS MY BIG BREAK? - NO… but It was an amazing opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. They would send me the sunglasses and in return they wanted to pay me to hire someone to take fun content pictures that would be displayed on their ads and page for instagram. SO, I linked up with a college pal who is an amazing photographer and we shot some unbelievable photos. After these pics hit the internet a few more companies reached out to me to post and share my reviews and photos of their glasses on my page. Since Instagram is primarily a photo library,I want to extend my thoughts on here giving you VIP access to each pair. I’m excited to share post by post my favorite pairs, (some that have even lasted me almost 10 years) and hopefully this guide will help you have less anxiety the next time your caught in the department store. I mean there are so many styles where do you even start?
WHATS UP! I’m Amanda and this is my life! I am a fitness instructor, content creator, actor, model, foodie, brand ambassador, musical theatre performer, broadway loving, reality tv obsessed 24 yr old brown haired girl living in NYC (I just eye rolled too don’t worry). I’ve wanted to start a blog for quite some time but felt hushed for so long about putting my thoughts and feelings on paper… but honestly who am I kidding?? I’m a loud mouthed girl from NJ who can’t shut up and has too many thoughts and too many ideas. So I figured I’d take my wandering mind and jot these thoughts down to maybe help someone else who feels the same way! Making this blog my initial thought was WHAT DO I WRITE ABOUT? ARE PEOPLE GOING TO ACTUALLY CARE WHAT I HAVE TO SAY? I’m involved in so many outlets that finding something to focus on just seems way too challenging and time consuming BUT I’m ready to commit… to my blog that is.
So let’s start…..