Friday, March 29, 2013

Polished for Work

shirt: Banana Republic; pants: The Limited in the Drew Fit; shoes: Enzo Angiolini
 This is the basic outfit that I generally wear when I am working for Dior and traveling to their different counters in the NOVA, DC and Maryland area. Sometimes I get tired of wearing black all the time; but then I stop myself and say black is one of the most sophisticated colors to wear so stop ya whining.  

I don't know what it is about wearing black but it instantly polishes an outfit. Even if the pieces are rather plain or simple looking, if they are black then you instantly look put together and sophisticated. 

Now this doesn't necessarily apply to everything. Such as: if your pants are too short -- no matter what color the pants are they are still high waters and look ridiculous (in my opinion anyways). If your shirt has a neckline down to your belly button and the chance of having a nip slip is very high-- just because that top is black doesn't make it classy. 

But you get what I am saying. Black is one of those perfect neutral colors that really does go with everything, is an easy color to wear and has a magical slimming effect. 

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Onyx Eyes

Onyx Eyes Makeup Tutorial


This is a dark eyes, dark lips combo kind of look, so many of you may not want to wear this on a regular basis. So try doing the smokey eye with a nude lip or a soft pink lip or try the dark lip (go for a dark plum or mauve) and then a very simple eye (mascara and maybe some eyeliner).

I hope you like it! 




I love doing face charts as a way to try out new looks!

I used the top left corner for the dark grey and then the bottom left corner for the white highlight color
Check out the post here that I did previously on all the liners that came in the set, so you can see which ones I will be using in posts in the future! 

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

p.s. more eyeliner tutorials to come! Stay Tuned! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Winter that Won't End

I was starting to hope that maybe the winter weather had decided to move on this past Saturday.... but no. It decided to strike yet again! 

These are images of my house on Monday after yet another random falling of snow. Yes it is pretty, but come on it is Spring! We need some warm weather so it can start to feel like Spring.

Spring is trying so hard to break through the cold weather

Enjoy & Stay Warm!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Product Review: Oro Fluido

(Birchbox Sample)
This golden liquid will transform dry hair into silky strands! 

This is a great product to have around during the winter in order to keep your hair healthy and radiant! Just put a few drops in your hands (less if you have short hair) and rub on your ends while your hair is damp or even when it is dry. Another trick I did was before I went to bed I would put a lot on my ends for more of an intensive treatment since it didn't matter if my hair got a bit greasy since I would be working out and showering in the morning! 

It will help to keep your hair strong and for the most part tangle-free! So no more birds' nests being created in your hair throughout the day (all you will long hair or even medium length hair I know you know what I'm talking about!). 

This is definitely a must have for those who need major hair repair (like me)!

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

Check out more products from Orofluido

Photo from Birchbox

Friday, March 22, 2013

Kat Von D Lipsticks at Sephora

Kat von D Star Kissed Lipstick Set at Sephora $25
This set was a great way to try out Kat von D's lipsticks. I love how light-weight they are and they also have great staying power. 

They have two different finishes:
Painted Love Lipstick: which is a matte/cream finish to the lipstick; includes shades: Rosary, Lolita (great everyday mauve beige color) and Underage Red
Foiled Love Lipstick: Has either a metallic finish or with sparkles; includes shades: Valentine (electric sparkly pink) and Forever & Never

Check out how I wore them in the photos below:

Wearing Underage Red: that perfect blue red lipstick

Wearing Forever & Never: a great nude with a metallic finish lipstick

My beloved Chloe and I ....I am wearing Rosary: that perfect deep shade to add a little bit of mystery to my makeup

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dior 5 Shadow Palette Tutorial

Tutorial on YouTube

Whenever I am visiting a Dior counter I always have a client telling me how much they love the 5 shadow palettes Dior has, but they don't always know where to put all of colors on their lids.

I always tell them that the best way to figure out how you like the colors placed on your eye is by trial and error or experimenting.

So here is a video of the basic composition and placement of using the 5 shadow palettes from Dior. So grab your Dior palette and follow along!

You can also apply this method to other palettes you have as well! 

Enjoy & Be Beautiful! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Must Haves from Milly on Piperlime

Must-Haves from Milly on Piperlime

Milly has some beautiful pieces this season that would enhance and brighten anyone's wardrobe. Check out some of the pieces I am loving for the spring!

Great day to night dress in a beautiful light gray
Jamie Combo Day Dress

Beautiful florals 
Mesh Racer Dress

Beautiful delicate lace pieces
Ivy Lace Blouse

Fun patterned pieces
Grace Drape Dress

Bright warm colors inspired by tropical and exotic fruits (color of bag is papaya)
Zoey Snake Satchel

Delicate florals are always perfect to bring in the spring season
Gillian Gathered Dress

Black and white 
Clarise Combo Dress
Kiera Multi-Clutch

Casual jackets can make any of your favorite night pieces a perfect casual day outfit
Check out the collection at Piperlime now!

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

Check out more collections by Milly here

Photos from Piperlime

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Shedding the Winter Lbs.

coat: Elie Tahari from Lord & Taylor; boots: Dav rainboots

Winter just doesn't seem to want to move on. That crazy snow hit us again yesterday! This cold weather is similar to that winter cushioning that loves to latch onto my body, when the weather gets colder and the holidays are here.

I remember back in high school being able to eat whatever, as long as I was working out or staying active. Now things are not as easy and the sweets just seems to have become even more irresistible! My sweet tooth this winter got a bit out of control being exposed to all of the holiday treaties everywhere.

For the past few months I have been working on getting back in shape and working on my eating habits. I have had some success, but just like this cold weather, the winter lbs. are sticking around longer that I would like! 

So I am hoping by the time bikini season is here I will have shed all the winter weight as well as the winter weather.

Enjoy & Be Beautiful! (and stay warm!)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Product Review: Micro-Polish Cleanser by Ren

(VIB Sample from Sephora)

This amazing polishing cleanser is a great shower companion for your skin. This product may be too harsh for sensitive skin-- and if you do have sensitive skin I would only use it once a week.

Using this product 2-3 times a week (for those of you with normal/combination skin) will leave your skin purified, smooth, soft and more radiant; which all help to reduce the appearance of pore size and fine lines. 

Definitely a great product to have on hand! 

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

Photo from Sephora

Check out more information about Ren Clean Bio Active Skincare

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays that my family celebrates! Especially because corn beef, cabbage and potatoes are one of my favorite meals!

Today for dessert I made spice cupcakes with a cream cheese icing and cute garnishing on top. Check out the photos of how my family celebrates St. Patrick's Day! 

Bryan says Kiss me I'm Irish! 

Everyone grab a glass of Jameson or Bailey's and have a Happy St. Paddy's Day! 

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!