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Sheer Perfection!

18 Jul

Let me start by saying that I love all things pink.  I love any and every shade of the pretty color but I’m partial to blush.  Blush pink is so soft and feminine, looks great on all skin tones, and goes with everything…..which led me to a year-long search for the prettiest sheer pink nail polishes. By sheer I mean that they’re almost like a clear polish with a slight pink tint to them.

I’ve tried so many pinks along the way and have narrowed it down to my favorite 3 that I’m going to share with you today.  The colors below are perfect for year round wear, but I especially love wearing them in the Summer. Also these beautiful understated hues are perfect for your wedding day.

Starting with the sheerest of them all,  Essie Sugar Daddy is like your nails, only better. This color looks like you have really healthy nails- think nude with a hint of pink.

essie sugar daddy

Next up, a slightly pinker -but still not too pink color is Essie Mademoiselle. It is sheer just like Sugar daddy but can build (2-3 coats) to a pretty milky pink.

essie mademoiselle

Lastly, this super shiny pink(slightly more pink than the others)  is OPI Passion. This color is similar to the others and can be built up just like mademoiselle can be. It’s the shiniest and longest wearing of the three as well.

OPI Passion

Note: All three colors can be built up but remain sheer. 

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Fall Lipstick Must have

2 Oct

Every year myself and countless bloggers compile lists of our favorite Fall lipsticks to share with the world. Every year the same lipstick is on my list. I’m sharing only one color this year because I feel so strongly that it should be a part of every woman’s Fall lip color collection. Without a doubt, Mac Rebel is my go-to, must have Fall lip color.mac

The beautiful rich berry/wine hue is gorgeous and looks amazing on all skin tones as well.  I can’t even remember what tube I’m on at this point- I literally wear it all Fall long and into Winter as well. I love love love this color! What are your favorite fall lippies?

Mac Rebel $17 

 

 

Fall Nail Color Favorites!

21 Nov

I love beautiful rich dark shades for fall and winter and thought I’d share my favorites colors with you.  They are both by Essie, but most polish companies make these shades or similar shades. I do favor Essie when it comes to darker shades because their formulas are super thick and don’t streak.

Stylenomics is a deep green shade.

essie stylenomicsdeep green

 

Carry On is a dark deep burgundy wine shade.

essie carry onmani

 

 

NYFW Monique Lhuillier F/W’14!

9 Feb

WOW!!! Monique Lhuillier has done it AGAIN! I can’t even express how gorgeous this collection is! The ready to wear collection is full of lace overlays and beautiful textures. Known for her beadwork, the intricate details are craftsmanship at its best! There were so many silhouettes as well, I just can’t take it!!!! I’m thoroughly impressed with this collection!!!!!!! This is my favorite collection thus far!

ML1                                                                             Lhuillier has definitely gone to the dark side and in a GOOD way! SKULLS!ML2 ML3 ML4 ML5 ML6 ML7 ML8 ML9 ML10 ML11 ML13 ML14                                                                                                   Can somebody pick my jaw up off the floor????ML15 ML16 ML17 ML20

3 Super Cute “Leather” Jackets Under $100!

23 Oct

As the cool weather sets in, layering and jackets start to become part of our everyday wardrobes. I really love a good leather jacket and wear mine with everything from dresses to t-shirts and skinny jeans.   I have narrowed down my three favorites  under $100 in  perfect rich Fall and Winter colors. These jackets are all faux leather but have the same great look as the real thing. 

Black moto jacket $50 available HERE. (also available in brown)

Old navy

Dark green moto jacket $88 available HERE.

Missy moto2

Burgundy faux leather and Ponte combo jacket $98 available HERE.

Vegan Leather Jacket - Oxblood

 

 

Kate Moss Stars In Fall ’13 Versace Ad Campaign!

26 Jul

Kate Moss bares all and goes brunette in the upcoming Fall/Winter 2013 Versace ad campaign!  The 39-year-old model is still a name to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. In 2012,  she came in second on the Forbes top-earning models list earning $9.2 million, proving that age really is just a number!

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Great Makeup Guides! (highlighting/contouring and eyes)

4 Dec

Here are some great steps to follow that can help you whether you are experienced or just starting to wear makeup!  I feel like the two hardest “makeup” techniques to master are highlighting & contouring and creating the perfect smokey eye.  Below I have chosen my favorite guides to achieve these looks.

As far as highlighting & contouring goes, Keep in mind all face shapes and bone structures are different so you don’t have to follow the illustrations exactly, they are just guides to help you. Don’t worry everything will be fine after you blend blend blend!

 

EYES:

Brow

 

The guide above can help you achieve these looks…..

 

 

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Weren’t born with chiseled cheekbones? Don’t fret neither were most of the models or celebrities you see in magazines.

H&C 2

H&C3

 

Where to highlight???highlights

 

How to

 

Highlighting and contouring works on all skin tones!  Below are some beautiful examples including some before and afters.Deeper skin tone

Fair

 

 

Fair skin

 

Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian has absolutely mastered highlighting & contouring….

KK

 

Her achieved look is gorgeous!

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