Tuesday, September 4, 2012

   PRINTS with a side of NEON

((The surprise of neon with the eclectic mix of pattern, texture, and color works brilliantly together!))

 Leopard print & NEON = love. This outfit it can also easily go from summer to fall, paired with black tights & boots! Listed below the photos are some combinations of this outfit & the sites to purchase them from at very reasonable prices.

Pink skirts:  

Way to NAIL it ;)

FALL TREND ALERT: Out with the "neon shades" & the "accent nail" days . . . in with the metallic foil & mattes!! 
I am all about accessorizing your nails. Having my nails painted makes my outfits feel complete & I encompass a more polished feel {no pun intended;)}

Orly Foil FX kit has 3 essential shades to achieve the metallic foil look!

OPI "You don't know Jacques" My fav Fall matte color!

Another way to maximize the use of your existing polishes: a MATTE topcoat! SEPHORA by OPI - Matte Top Coat: gives nails a matte effect, transforming even the shiniest polishes into nails with a unique flat finish!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Contouring & Highlighting

Contouring & highlighting is one of the most important details to a flawless finish! I highly recommend using a MATTE bronzer. Bronzers with glitter will not only age your skin but they also accentuate any flaws (wrinkles/acne) you may have. Use the highlighter sparingly, Dolls!! Glitter on your face is okay when applied on your eyes BUT that's about all.

Here is a great matte bronzer/highlighter duo! Yes. . . it's a little pricey, but it's a 2 for 1!! 

  • As for highlighting under the eyes, I would use a really good concealer! I apply my concealer around my entire eye (think raccoon). I also apply additional concealer under my eye after I finish my makeup. I prefer my concealer to be a shade lighter than my skin. 

{{I use MAC studio finish concealer.}}

Monday, August 27, 2012

I am so excited about my new discovery!! I was introduced to gel eyeliner a couple of years ago & fell in L.O.V.E. - - but was starting to have a hard time applying it with my regular eyeliner brush. . .UNTIL NOW! Eeekkk :) I purchased an angled eyeliner brush from Ulta & it has changed my whole eyelining WORLD. The smoothness is amazing & it takes away the awkwardness of trying to figure out which way to position your arm to get that perfect line.

 Here is the one I purchased from Ulta, online! $18 & worth every penny. http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=1331233&productId=prod1331233&categoryId=cat80086

 My favorite gel eyeliner is by Smashbox $22 (pictured above). It will last you for well over a year & it's waterproof!! I wear it in the "Dark Brown". http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=2158840&productId=prod290008&navAction=push&navCount=1&subdoc=16richgoldintenseindigowk412&categoryId=cat80042
It's all about the topknots, Dolls!! This hairstyle is such a great alternative to the daily ponytail us ladies rock (after abusing the snooze button.) Ummm, please opt for a clean sock ladies - it's okay for your hair to be a little dirty, but not the socks too;)

How to Create a Cute Top Knot (With a Sock!):
Next time you lose a sock in the dryer, don’t toss its lonely match in the trash—add it to your hair care kit. This gorgeous girl shows you how to fashion a full and fabulous bun in various positions on your head using just a sock and an elastic band. Now that’s what we call resourceful! {Wendy’s Lookbook}

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Five Amazing Sales Happening Right Now!

From people style watch! These are some of the best sales online happening at the moment. . . I know us Dolls love great deals! 


Love this SMOKEY EYE! I would replace the dramatic false eyelashes for a more natural pair . I have included below a great palette to create this look!! (use the white, black & grey shades) Any black eyeliner pencil will do (to soften pencil up. . .just rub the tip between fingertips before using)
 Below is an instructional on how to create this look! Get to smoking those eyes, Dolls!

                Love this look for fall.  Look great for less. I have put together some similar pieces so you Dolls can have your own without breaking the bank! RED BLAZER ($58) - http://www.fredflare.com/Red-Hot-Boyfriend-Blazer,  LEOPARD SCARF (only $9.50) -  http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Accessories/Scarves/entity/pc/2116/c/0/sc/2590/198436.uts. TAN FLATS ($49.50) http://www.endless.com/dp/B005C2RGQ2/177-9717720-3381813?ie=UTF8&creative=395033&suppressRedirect=1&linkCode=asn&tag=dealtend-22456-20&creativeASIN=B005C2RGQ2&ref_=asc_df_B005C2RGQ22152949 TAN QUILTED PURSE ($19.50) http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Accessories/Bags/Fold-Over-Quilted-Evening-Bag/pc/2116/c/0/sc/2584/207063.uts?sortByColumnName=SortByArrival?colorCode=301317688_218

With fall just around the corner, it's time for fall makeup inspiration. Burgundy lips are the rage this season. Make sure you find a shade that compliments your skin tone, whether you're a warm or cool tone. Pair this look with a light smokey eye & you have perfection. Can't wait to see all you Dolls in your shades of burgundy! xoxo

My lipstick of choice is TOM FORD'S Black Orchid.