The essential salon day at Karma

IMG_7750I have yet to share all about my hair. I have been going to Karma Salon in Old town Scottsdale Arizona for a little over a year now. You will not find a more energetic team and relaxing but still upbeat atmosphere to get your salon fix! The layout makes everyone feel like they should when they enter any salon, taken care of. Many of my friends who have gone have said the same thing. Knowing that the stylists care about your look is what creates this successful salon. Visit their site :karmasalons.com/

Their focus is on green products. Your hair, spray tan, and nail treatments will all be taken with great care. Not only that but you can get your makeup done as well. Having a down to earth salon that does it all is hard to find. Everything from products and service all bring together a “vibe that brings good karma.”

What I was hesitant to try was spray tanning and bleaching my hair. I knew I was good hands and felt comfortable to be able to experiment and have fun with hairstyles. Bleaching my hair in an form has always concerned me but Karma uses Oleplex as well great organic products. One of my favorite the salon introduced me to is Neuma hair-care products!

Spray tanning at Karma is actually a great air bush tanning technique and the consultants will make you feel extremely comfortable. I never thought I needed to try out spray tanning until I went for it! I was left with a natural beautiful sun kiss glow to add some color and life back into my skin.


Karma Salon in Scottsdale truly provides all the essentials of a salon day!

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Hair & Makeup touchup done  at Karma Salon

I have been slowly going blonde for a year now, my goal is to be an ashy cool tone blonde but still trying out other looks a long the way.  I just recently cut and lightened my base. I got bangs and added lighter blonde pieces to my balayage thanks to my hairstylist Josie at Karma salon! She recently bumped up the base so I do not have black roots making it into a soft brown still with a cooler tone and ashy balayage. In my balayage Josie also added in low-lights to break it up which creates the blend from my roots through out my hair.

My current hair, just freshly done for a new Fall look!!


Here are some picture of a few of my friends who had a great experience at Karma Salon and can be seen through their fresh hair styles!


My friend Vanessa actually just got her hair done a couple months ago and I came along to see the transformation! She got a cut and color and now has a stunning full hairstyle.



Summer Reds


Too long of a break, I know. I still have great plans and ideas in the making, but finally am back to blogging!

IMG_7880I wanted to share an outfit of the day with a beautiful floral printed summer top from Rebecca Taylor. I was not a fan of red until this summer, and would never want to have a red and blue mix print until I fell in love with this top! The detail of the mixed metallic silk and tie-sleeve detailing is gorgeous.

I paired the top with white skinny jeans from AG jeans and folded them to show off my sandals. The sandals are light and dark blue lace up leather sandal from Joie.


(These pictures were taken in old town scottsdale near the civic center/library).

Thank you everyone for supporting me and hope you enjoyed this summer outfit post! I am way to ready for fall to come. I mean, it was only 104 degrees today in Arizona, so its starting to cool off (hey, anything under 110.. we will take it!) Are all of you ready for fall?

Spring is almost here 

Hello my lovely friends! It’s been way too long since my last post. I have been focusing on so much, including the direction of my blog. I want to change a lot and post high quality content. This would mean better pictures, links, and vision boards. There is so much I want to share and have great plans!  

Here a few outfit inspiration pictures that I have shared Via Instagram (@anicamz)
I have also been dealing with personal issues that have been hard to cope with. I am finally feeling like myself again and cannot wait to change the direction of my blog! 

Thank you so much for your support.



Black & Brown Suede

I cannot help but fall in love with suede, especially brown shades of suede. I am the type of person who purchases brown shoes instead of black. To me brown matches with everything. I am trying to wear more black shoes and other colors that aren’t apart of browns, but here is my simple outfit that consists of black and browns.  (more…)

OOTD- Santa Monica

IMG_4908We wanted to go out and take advantage of the sun finally pushing the clouds away. It has been so foggy, cloudy, windy..well basically the opposite of what you expect when you head to the beach for vacation. Of course the last few days of our visit it becomes perfect weather.

Lorenzo and I went on our very first roller coaster together, the baby roller on Santa Monica Pier. I have been on the roller coaster a few times before but Lorenzo is not very fond of any type of roller coaster. It was a fun adventure, and also a long walk from Venice to Santa Monica. Luckily, our friends joined us for lunch and met us at 3rd street promenade.

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  • Romper: Forever 21- The buy 1 get 1 free deal from F21 I was mentioning in my last post.
  • Kimono: Pac Sun

I love how this is so simple but ties in the “beach theme.” The lace detailing is perfect for summer time, and the string from the romper just completes the breezy vibe.

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Trendy Thursday: Makeup look

Makeup Look: Green Gold Gorgeous

The products I use to create this look!:FullSizeRender

  1. Benefit- POREfessional
  2. Urban Decay- anti-aging eye shadow primer potion
  3. Too Faced- “Everything Nice“; Eye shadows used from palette:
    1. “Heaven”-Brow highlight
    2. “Honey Pot” & “Shiny Happy”-inner corner
    3. “Be You”-crease mixed with “Knockout”
    4. “Girly”-outer-V
    5. “Chocolate Moon” blended within eyeliner
    6. “Too Galm”-used all over lid and in crease
  4. MAC- pro longwear Concealer
  5. MAC- prep + prime highlightingvc pen (over concealer & used to high light T-zone)
  6. Chanel- Perfection Lumiere Foundation
  7. Benefit- Hoola Bronzer used for contouring
  8. Too Faced- “Everything Nice“- “Papa Don’t Peach” blush
  9. Laura Mercier-Hightlight 01
  10. Makeup Forever- HD Microfinish Powder
  11. Ending with a perfect fall lip color from sephora!


Trendy Thursdays

Trendy Thursdays :

Today’s look is created from a lucky shopping trip yesterday. If you did not know, Macy’s has a FreePeople section in the store! YES its true. They have great deals and the latest fashions. Their collection even includes some items from FreePeople’s November catalog. As I was bProcessed with Rookierowsing, I noticed a sale rack with a sign that said 65% off..unbelievable. I came across this lovely dress with no price on itFullSizeRender (1), I found a scanner that said the original price was $90..I purchased this dress for only $18 with the veterans day sale happening now! I paired this dress with
Knee-High socks from Target and my favorite lace up boots from Reflection. I added some jewelry a floral vest (not shown in picture) and a jean jacket. I would also style this dress with (more…)

What will anicafashionista be?

 anicafashionista.com is created by Anica Monarez (me)! I live in Scottsdale, AZ and have always been intrigued by the idea of fashion, beauIMG_5230ty, DIY, nature, and everything creative in this world. This site will be filled with pictures, links to my  YouTube channel (video post coming soon), and blog posts! Finally starting what I hope to be useful and inspiring to others is a big step in my fashion career so I would be pleased if you follow this blog and share with others. Appreciate every site visit and will be posting regularly!