Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Trip to Warmer Weather

As you know last week I was in lovely Ft. Lauderdale with Jon. We had the most amazing time! The weather was beautiful all week except for a few rain showers (one major of which we got caught in). We were able to relax and regroup. 

Check out some of the photos from the trip! 

Cats we met on our trip south

Accessories from the outfits shoots we did while in Florida 

Beautiful nature in Florida and my pool and beach essentials 

Jon and I on the beach and a beautiful Hibiscus flower 

(from left to right) top: milk and some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies one night, Jon at the Mexican Restaurant we went to,  Jon taking a break after taking some photos of me
(from left to right) bottom: cranberry margarita at the mexican restaurant we went to, some wine one night, my burger from Burger fi (so so so delicious!!), fries we shared (so so so delicious!!) 

Beautiful Sunset (top); cool view of the moon in the evening (bottom) 

Stay tuned for my pool lounging and beach going bathing suits and outfits I sported while gone! 

Enjoy & Be Beautiful! 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Product Review: Manna Kadar's Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion

Manna Kadar Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion

Sample of Manna Kadar's Shimmer Glo Lotion 

This product is an amazing radiance enhancer for your skin. I love adding a little bit of this product to my foundation or just using it as a primer. 

It really helped to hide my scars so that I got to use less foundation and concealer! 

The texture is extremely light and makes your skin appear as if it has been lit from within.

I received it as one of my samples in my monthly Birchbox

It is definitely a product that I am going to make sure is always in my makeup wardrobe.

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

Monday, January 28, 2013

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Vacation in Florida

When it starts to get very cold, my body yearns to be in warmer climates. So I decided to take a nice little trip last week to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with Jon.

I was so excited to finally take a full week off from work and be able to walk everywhere and not be in the car half the week. Don't get me wrong I love writing and painting faces, but everyone needs a break once in awhile so they don't get burnt out. Not to worry though, I couldn't totally stop working, I always have to have my camera with me. So make sure you stay tuned for some fun photos to get you in the mood for springtime and warmer weather! 

I hope you all weren't too cold while I was lounging by the pool and taking walks on the beach. 

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!  

Friday, January 25, 2013

Product Review: Mario Badescu's Kiwi Face Scrub

Mario Badescu's Kiwi Face Scrub

The Kiwi Face scrub from Mario Badescu is a fabulous refreshing treat for your skin. It is very gentle and leaves your skin feeling soft, clean and fresh. It also smells great! Perfect for all skin types.

Made with soft bits of seaweed to naturally slough away surface dullness to uncover softer, smoother skin. Kiwi seeds buff away dead skin cells, while natural AHA’s breakdown dull build-up to prevent blackheads and improve overall texture.

To remind yourself to use this scrub keep it in your shower and use 2-3 times a week!

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Product Review: Estee Lauder's Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator

Estee Lauder's Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator

A year or so ago I decided to try the Estee Lauder Idealist: Even Skintone Illuminator serum to help fade some of my scars. The product has a beautiful silky texture to it and gives your skin a wonderful radiance. As for my scars it helped a very small amount, and even after trying it for over 8 months I did not see a huge difference in the pigmentation of my scars.

I loved the illumination my skin gained but that was not the purpose for me using this product. Maybe it has worked for others but I cannot say it was totally successful for me. Not a product I will be buying again.

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Product Review: Biotera Shampoo

Biotera Long and Healthy Shampoo

I bought a little bottle of it from Sally’s when was doing a bit of shopping for my kit. I used it until the bottle ran out and absolutely loved the results!

This luxurious shampoo really helps your hair to grow longer and become much healthier. They also have an accompanying conditioner which I sure would make you see even more amazing results. I even got my boyfriend hooked on the product because he is trying to grow out his hair as well.

This is definitely going to be a product that I continue to buy!

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Product Review: Dior's Rosy Glow Blush

Dior's Rosy Glow Blush

This is an amazing blush from Dior that gives you the perfect enhancement to your natural cheek color and giving your complexion a beautiful natural glow.

The way it achieves this magical look to your complexion is by adjusting to the moisture of each skin to make cheeks blush with delight as if revitalized with a breath of fresh air. So it will appear as if you just pinched your cheeks or went for a brisk stroll outside.

It is the perfect blush for any makeup ensemble and is great paired with bronzer! It is one of the products I cannot live without and talk it up to anyone and everyone! Try it for yourself and find that it will become a constant in your makeup wardrobe!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Product Review: YSL Touche Eclat

Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat 

This amazing product helps to conceal all imperfections, ultra-fine texture, hydrating and refreshing texture blends in with the complexion, highlighting or concealing. 

Great to use as a corrector, concealer or highlighter and easy to pop in your purse and use for touch-ups throughout the day. 

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Red Lips, Nails and Clothes

My sister is a firm believer that whenever you wear something red you look prettier. I think she may be on to something. 

I know I definitely feel prettier and happier when I have one of my red lipsticks on or am wearing a beautiful red polish. Even when I throw on that slinky red dress my confidence gets a little boost. 

This is an outfit I wore on a rainy Sunday, and I will admit the red sweater, lipstick and nails lifted the chill from the air a bit. 

This was another fun shoot I did with my mom as the photographer. The mannequin in the photo was a Christmas gift from my amazing sister, Chrissy. It is the perfect addition to my room! I named her Peach and she can act as a coat hanger, a table, style aid, or just something to lean on.  

For my makeup:

Complexion: Bobbi Brown Moisturizing Cream Foundation
Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup

Blush: Blush Subtle from Lancome in Shimmer Mocha Havana 
Highlighter: Mary-Lou Manizer from the Balm (from Birchbox)

Eyes: Diorshow Maximizer lash primer, Diorshow Blackout Mascara
BareMinerals loose mineral eyeshadow in Frills 
Mary-Lou Manizer from the Balm 

Nails: Stop and Stare from Deborah Lippmann

Lips: Refined Ruby (337) Infallible Lipstick from Loreal Paris

jeans: Cabi; shoes: Aldo; sweater: Moda International (Victoria's Secret); tank: Old Navy; watch: Fossil

This necklace is from the amazing closet of Linda la Touche on Threadflip. I have recently started to like more and more gold jewelry and this has become one of my go-to everyday necklaces to wear! 

watch: fossil
 This watch was my Christmas gift from the wonderful man in my life, Jon. This watch is so comfortable and goes with everything!

shoes: Aldo

Peach and I foolin' around 

Just hangin' out! 

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chiffon and Tulle Ballerina Dress from Threadflip

This last dress (so far) that I purchased from Threadflip, Sarah Noh's closet, and that I wore for New Years Eve. I absolutely loved my outfit that I wore. I have recreated it for you!

I wore the dress with amazing shoes I got from Piperlime. They are from Sam Edelman. The dress is Alice Moon by Mooncollection. The tights I wore are from Macy's and are opaque black with white line up the back with a bow. I love bows if you haven't noticed :). 

For the photoshoot my mom and sister helped me with the photos and styling and as you can see we had a lot of fun. We decided to play around with a Venetian Mask I got while I was in Venice, Italy. The bracelet is from a small boutique in Spain and the pave style ring is from Hautelook. 

I hope you enjoy the photos.

dress: Alice Moon by Mooncollection; tights: Macy's; shoes: Sam Edelman

Enjoy & Be Beautiful! 

photos by: Colleen and Margaret Thombs

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Polka-dot Dress from Threadflip

 This was another fantastic dress I got from Threadflip from the closet of Lindsey Herzog. I wore this when I went out to dinner with my boyfriend (Jon) for his birthday! 

I paired it with one of my favorite pairs of earrings (don't remember where I got them) and these beautiful classy t-strap stiletto sandals from Aldo. The purse I used was my leather Bow bag that I purchased from the Chictopia shop

dress: Qed London; shoes: Aldo
bag: Chictopia Shop
Enjoy & Be Beautiful!!

photos by: Colleen and Margaret Thombs

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chevron Pattern Dress from Threadflip

This Chevron patterned dress is from Sunnyk's closet on Threadflip. I immediately fell in love with this dress when I saw it and am so thrilled that it fit perfectly when I ordered it! 

Dress: Yetts Los Angeles; Boots: Cynthia Vincent

I paired it with an amazing bracelet from my friend Sydney, as well as Cynthia Vincent boots from Piperlime and some delicate drop earrings. 

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

photos by: Colleen and Margaret Thombs
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