DIY Natural Hair Color Guide

Hello brunettes! You can now get a gorgeous hair color at home with natural hair dye. 

Being a bit of a hair snob, I only used to color my hair at fancy salons like Aveda (they are the most natural) or not at all. But with my busier-than-ever work schedule, I couldn’t make time for the appointment and also wanted to rather spend the $$$ on a cute new dress and hair dye. Hair coloring at New York salons can be really expensive. 

I had noticed NATURCOLOR At-Home Natural Hair Dye at Whole Foods (http://www.naturcolor.com/) and finally dared to make the leap to trying to do this on my own, at home. I used the 4C, Twinberry Chestnut. Let me know what you think of the results in the YouTube comments or Tweet  me at https://twitter.com/annabelladaily!   

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Valentine’s Day Outfits & Dating Tips

Valentine’s Day is coming up! It’s the perfect occasion to get really dressed up for a date and amp up your sex appeal - especially if you have been with your guy for a long time.

If you don’t have an ideal date, VD can be a bit annoying when everything around you is about pink hearts! But, if you are truly looking for love, this is a perfect time for a little reflection with a flute of champagne.

In this video, with three dating outfits, I also included three dating tips that I used when I was dating and hoping to meet my husband. I’m now married so I guarantee they work:-) 

I would love to hear YOUR ideas on how to look sizzling on a date and how to find The One. Leave a comment on YouTube, here or Tweet me at https://twitter.com/missqqastyle

With love from Brooklyn, 

Annabella

Travel Guide to the Best Vacation! Great Things to Do in Marrakech, Morocco

This past holiday, my husband and I celebrated our first Christmas and New Year’s as a married couple not with a family gathering, but with a two week adventure in Morocco.

If you are a fellow travel junkie too, join me on this trip through one of the most mesmerizing cities in the world, Marrakech. I’ll send air kisses from the Sahara desert for everyone who subscribes below to get my weekly videos! 

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Here are links to what you’ll see on the video! 

RIAD: http://www.riadariha.com/ and (not shown on video) http://www.riadcherrata.com/ 

RUGS: A Tisan D Sud 212 0 24 4 55 42 (this is a whole saler and our amazing Riad Ariha manager took us there and helped us get a good deal)

BAR: Kosy Bar http://www.kosybar.com/ 

BEN YOUSSEF COLLEGE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Youssef_Madrasa 

PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM: http://www.maisondelaphotographie.ma/ 

HELP ANIMALS IN MOROCCO: Foundation Helga Heidrich - http://www.fhh-sos-animaux.com/?lang=en

With love from Morocco, 

Annabella

How to Be Comfortable in High Heels & Walk Like a Model

How to make high heels comfortable? After-work holiday parties can be tough on your feet. Think: You’ll be on heels all day long! Here are my secret tips on How to Be Comfortable in High Heels & Walk Like a Model (from my modeling days) so you are ready to go rock that party! 

PS. I actually broke my sesamoid bone because of overuse of heels so this is all very important in not just making you feel more comfortable and feeling less pain in the sky-highs, but can also be crucial to the health of your feet!

Foot Petals: http://www.footpetals.com/
Leopard pumps: http://missqa.com/collections/shoes/products/sirene-by-beyond-skin
Red pumps: http://missqa.com/collections/shoes/products/sweetie-by-beyond-skin
Stella McCartney pumps: old, but new ones here:http://www.stellamccartney.com/default/shop-products/Shoes
Blue velvet pumps: old, but brand is Cri de Coeur.

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Romantic Travel Adventure: Lake Nicaragua, Jicaro Island Ecolodge

If you saw my beauty reviews from Nicaragua, you know I promised you a travel tour of our mini-honeymoon! Hope you enjoy this personal look into our trip and have fun meeting my husband:-) 

Jicaro Ecolodge: http://www.jicarolodge.com/
:: We found the trip on Groupon Travel Deals; this video is not sponsored::

Eco Makeup Review: Bronzers, Blush, Lipgloss & Eyeliner:http://youtu.be/aCiIT55wgek
Eco Makeup Review: Foundations & Concealers:http://youtu.be/mHviXnTnXyI

Love from Brooklyn, Annabella

Natural Alternative to Botox: Naturalis Mask

After I turned 30, I have been testing every possible anti-aging treatment under the sun that’s organic, natural and free of animal-derived ingredients. Sadly, nothing matched the results of a light chemical peel… until I tested the Naturalis EASY MASK. The affect was instantaneous and reduced fine lines and illuminated my skin unlike anything I had ever tried. Check out my video below to learn more about this Italian Ecocert-certified organic mask and how to use it for magical results. 

if you get as excited about it as I am, we have an exclusive introductory MISSQA discount for the holidays only! See the offer below and treat yourself to look and feel your best; the single mask makes an amazing gift as well. If you have tried the mask already, let me know what you think! 

See the prices in euros here.

- Annabella, New York

James Bond Girl Look Tutorial with Tarte Carried Away Collector’s Set from Sephora - Holiday 2012 

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James Bond Girls always look sexy and sophisticated and the Tarte Holiday 2012 Set “Carried Away” is the perfect tool to get the grey smoky eyes and nude lips with eco-friendly and cruelty-free makeup. My hair looks like Bond Girl Camille’s from Quantum of Solace, but this makeup works well if you have long hair and want to resemble the new Bond girl from Skyfall too! 

Here are the steps: 

1. Add tinted moisturizer (I used Hourglass, see my review here: )
2. Apply the blush from the set in a half moon shape - this way you don’t get blush lines. 
3. For eyes, first apply the lightest shade on the inner corners of your eyes and up to the browbone. 
4. Take the bronze color and apply it to all over the moving part of the eyelid. If you have hooded eyes or Asian eyes (little bit like me), add the eyeshadow HIGHER than your moving eyelid, so it shows. 
5. Smudge the dark gray color along the lash line and blend it upwards. 
6. With the same dark grey shade, line under the eye. 
7. The shimmery soft black shade is a great liner. Wet the eyeliner brush and create a strong line along the upper lashline. 
8. To keep the look soft and smoky, add some of the shimmery black to the eyeshadow brush and blend along the lashline. 
9. Next, add an eye brightener to bring all the attention to where it should be. 
10. Set the eye brightner with a light powder. Use a smaller brush! I just had my big powder brush on this trip. 
11. For a final touch, add lots and lots of mascara and a few coats of nude lipgloss!

And you are ready for Mr. Bond! 

With love from Mexico, Annabella

BEST BRONZERS, BLUSH, LIPGLOSS & EYELINER REVIEW

In this video, I review bronzers, blush, lipgloss and eyeliner by Hourglass, Tarte, Korres and Dr Hauschka. Hope you enjoy these tips and let me know if you have favorites! Thank you for watching and hugs for subscribing:-)

BEST FOUNDATIONS & CONCEALERS

Please enjoy the makeup review from Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Nicaragua! Please let us know what your favorites are- we are always looking for amazing new products and would love to test them out too!

ECO FALL SWEATERS & BLAZERS

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Here are my outfits in order:

LOOK #1
Eileen Fisher Fair Trade Organic Cotton Sweater
Levis WaterLess Jeans
Alternative Earth tank
Cri de Coeur Vegan thigh high boots

LOOK #2
Eileen Fisher Gray Cardigan-on sale in select Eileen Fisher stores or try this
Levis WaterLess Jeans
Alternative Earth tank 
Vegan leopard print belt from ASOS -find leather-free options here
Vegan Beyond Skin Leopard print pumps

LOOK #3
Eileen Fisher Petite Shaped Jacket 
Alternative Earth tank
Prairie Underground Organic Cotton Parallel Zip Jean (last season and they don’t make them anymore, but check out AG for cool eco denim)

The orange vegan bag is by Maja: I can’t find it online, but I bought it in DUMBO, Brooklyn at this gift shop:http://stewartstanddesignstore.com/
Thank you Eileen Fisher for gifting me the sweater in look one!

- Annabella, Brooklyn