CHIC SHOELACE UPDO 🎥

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Happy Friday! Here is another fun simple hairstyle I call a Chic Shoelace Updo. If you would like to see more fun hair tutorials and if you have anything else you wanted me to share with you, just subscribe and leave me a comment (here). My bestie Christine Bennett is here from California and we are having the best time. I cannot wait to share some photos and talk about our adventures. But for now you can just follow along on Instagram and see a few photos of our day (here). See you soon. Have an amazing rest of your Friday.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

 

TAKE US TO NEW YORK! ✈️

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A trip to NYFW?! We would die!!! This is our NYFW inspired look! All about being girly and classy! Carrie Bradshaw inspired with an extra helping of tulle and lace. Because what screams New York and fashion more than Carrie Bradshaw! My bestie Christine Bennett and I deserve to go because we want to see the latest trends (and New York City, of course). We are obsessed with fashion and love experimenting with new styles and patterns and colors. We would especially love to see what the spring hair trends are because we love doing braids and new things with our hair! AND a Lulu’s shopping spree too?! We’d be blogging about Lulu’s for months! Please pick us!!!

Top: (here) Skirt: (here) Heels: (here)

 

BAM 💥

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Happy Monday everyone! First of all lets take a moment and thank God for the invention of makeup. 😜 In today’s post I’m mixing it up a bit and doing a post on how to wear you shadows and lipstick with your outfits. I recently received a box of goodies from Glo-Minerals, and I am absolutely obsessed with them. Let me just say, I was really impressed.

1. I loved the Luxe foundation and the brush. I am not sure what skin type you are but mine is very dry, especially living here in beautiful dry Colorado. My skin gets so dry it sometimes even hurts. This foundation helps my dryness so much. It feels like my face is moisturized all day and I don’t have to re-apply it a thousand times throughout the day. I just do it once when I get up and I am good to go the rest of the day. I also love the way the brush feels on my face, its absolutly amazing and very soft. The color foundation I am using is Naturelle.

2. The eyeshadow is one of my favorites, its perfect with this bright outfit. In my opinion, having a crazy bright outfit you need to tone down your eyes because you don’t want to look like a clown. 😕 I got the Metallic Smokey Eye Kit and used the base shadow and the lid shadow and just mixed them together to get that simple natural look that makes your eyes pop. Ever since I got the eye shadow I can’t stop using it because the colors are so light, its perfect for that everyday use. You can use this eye shadow palate for a day and a night look. Perfect eye kit in one palate.

3. The blush is amazing. I love it because its not too bright and not too dark. I added just a little to my cheeks and it makes my face glow. The color I used is Hibiscus.

4. Lipstick! Oh how I love that color pink. Valentines day is around the corner and this color is perfect for it. 😍 I love how the lipstick makes this outfit stand out. I feel like it brings out all of the fun colors that I am wearing. The color that I have on is called Treasure.

If you wanted to purchase any of the makeup products just use the code MODAPRINTS15 to get 15% off your entire order.

Now back to the outfit. I am so in love with bright crazy colors. I styled this amazing BAM top from H&M (btw its sold out) 😕 with an amazing necklace from socalgems.com. This necklace is now on sale. 👐 You can also get 10% off your order from her amazing jewelry line just use the code (modaprints). I also added a bright yellow skirt, fuchsia tights and my all time favorite black booties. I hope you enjoyed this fun and colorful post. Let me know if you have any questions about the makeup. Have a fabulous Monday. I am cleaning all day because Christine Bennett my fashion blogger bestie is coming for a week and I am so excited (I am literally doing the happy dance right now). EEEEEEEEEE! lol. See you soon.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Top: sold out online 😕 Skirt: sold out similar (here) & (here) Necklace: it’s on sale 😍 (here) Tights: (here) Booties: similar (here)

Makeup Products: Foundation: (here) Foundation brush: (here) Blush: (here) Eyeshadow: (here) Lipstick: (here)

<< I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me for I have redeemed you. Isaiah 44:22 >>

COZY SWEATER WEATHER

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Happy Wednesday! Oh, how I adore this turtle neck sweater. I paired it with a tight pencil skirt, black knee high boots and a fun burgundy hat. I love the green and burgundy together, it makes the outfit simple but with an elegant touch. I hope you enjoyed this look. How is your week going? Mine is really good so far. Yesterday I had a relaxing day at home, made my hubby some lunch and cut the top of my finger while making him and sandwich. It was so painful and would not stop bleeding. 😕 When it finally stopped I got a chance to film a fun hair tutorial that I will be posting soon, so stay tuned. I also went to the gym and now I can barley walk lol. Todays adventures consist of a meeting, then work later this evening and a few coffee breaks in between lol. I hope you have an amazing rest of your day and thank you for always reading.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Hat: (here) Sweater: (here) Skirt: (here) Boots: (here)

<< When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad… you should do what I do… just tell yourself, ducky, you’re really quite lucky! Some people are much more… oh, ever so much more… oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you! – DR. SUESS >> 😜 *WORD

STRIPES & CHEETAH 🐯

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Hey! Happy Monday. I literally just came home from working a 24hr shift. I am so exhausted but I am still going to do a post lol (I might of already had 3 cups of coffee hehe). In this post I am totally rocking cheetah leggings from the little girls section at Target. They were only $8 on clearance and the reason why I loved them so much was because of how thick they are, they are also so warm and soft. I got a size L, so if you are in need of a thicker pair I suggest you to get them before they are gone. I styled these leggings with a striped turtle neck, long sleeve shirt, a fuzzy black sweater and dark purple booties. For accessories I added a mustard yellow bag. This look is so fun and simple. If you don’t like wearing heeled booties I would add flat boots or flat booties to the outfit. It will make the look more casual but still really cute. So get out there and get your cheetah on lol. Hope you enjoyed this look. Today consists of taking a power nap, gym and going to some Goodwill stores to maybe find some cool vintage stuff. Oh and making a yummy cooked homemade dinner, ughhhh I love cooking its my happy place after a stressful day. I hope you had an amazing weekend. Happy Monday and smile because I LOVE YOU oh and so does Jesus. You are beautiful and thank you for always reading along.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

<< At your worst 🚑, God gives his best >>

Cardigan: (here) Turtleneck: (here) Leggings: (here) Bag: similar (here) Booties: (sold out)

WATCHA KNOW ABOUT THAT STACHE BRAID 🎥

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Hey guys! Here is another hair tutorial. This one is a 3 strand dutch fishtail braid. Happy Friday.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

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RED ON RED 🔴

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Happy Wednesday! I am obsessed with this look so much. I never thought red on red would look so bomb.com lol. This outfit is so cozy and warm, I seriously love it. I got this sweater last year on sale at H&M. I added a link down below to a similar one. I added a red coat, faux leather leggings and my favorite tennis shoes. For accessories I added a cheetah beanie and some red lipstick to complete the outfit. This look is perfect for a cozy cold day of running errands or even shopping 😜 and even a casual date night. Looking cute and simple is not hard work just step out of your comfort zone and try, you might be surprised. 😘 I hope you enjoyed this look. Today I have a few meetings so it will be a busy day but I don’t mind. Have an amazing rest of your day see you soon.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Jacket: (here) Sweater: (here) Beanie: (here) Leggings: (here) Shoes: (here)

<< Your Creator can see things in you that other people cannot see. Sometimes people will try to push you down or make you feel insignificant. Sometimes our own thoughts will try to convince us that we don’t measure up. But God looks beyond the surface, beyond the mistakes you’ve made, beyond what somebody said about you and sees your incredible value. >>

3 STRAND DUTCH FISHTAIL 💁

Hey guys! This my first hair tutorial. Hope you enjoy it. Would love to hear your opinion and if you would like to see more. Thanks for watching.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

STRIPES AND A POP OF SNOW ❄️

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Happy Monday! Hope you are having a great New Year. I still can’t believe its 2015. My hubby and I spent the New Year’s Eve at home sense we go out every year plus it was really cold outside. We ate popcorn and watched movies until midnight and kissed and said a little prayer. I am so excited to see what God has in store for us. This weekend we were so lazy, it snowed a lot so we mostly stayed in. We had a wedding on Saturday, it was fun getting dressed up until you went outside and froze your buns off lol. Sunday we headed to church had lunch at home and went to the mall to resize a watch I received in the mail a few weeks ago. Cant wait to do a shoot in that piece. Back to Monday and reality. I have been feeling a little sad lately about my blog… there are some days when its going great but other days I just feel like no one reads it. It takes so much time and effort from doing photo shoots to editing them and blogging. This week a few people said some rude things to me about my blog and I know that it shouldn’t get to me and I shouldn’t even listen to negative comments but it really hurts my feelings. Blogging is something that I love and very passionate about. I apologize, I don’t want to complain I just wanted to share that blogging isn’t as easy at it looks. Its a job and a passion of mine and I will keep striving and praying for Gods guidance in helping me grow. Thank you for reading and for all of your love and support.

Back to the shoot. I styled this gorgeous stripped dress with fun braids in my hair and a pop of orange matte lipstick. I absolutely love this dress. Its perfect for a wedding, party or even a fun night on the town. 😜 I hope you enjoyed this look. Thank you for reading and happy Monday (now grab that second cup of coffee, breathe in and everything will be ok Friday will be here before you know it)

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Dress: (here) Earrings: (here) Lipstick: (here)

<< You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you >> 😜