Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Luck be a Libra Lady - Look of Fall

Fall is here! After getting caught up of all the designer's NYFW Spring 2011/2012 collection I am just clicking my heels. I have many of the colors already in my closet. It finally pays off to be a hoarder, no, a very healthy attachment to my clothes. No running out to fill my closet this season!

Talk about Fresh Start!
The makeup look for Fall is all about a fresh face with emphasis on neat heavy brows and bold lips.

For fuller lips:
Frazer Harrison
- Ladies with Luscious pouts already have all eyes glued, so this is our season to play!
Frazer Harrison

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fired from Being Single? How Stacy Did it

Stacy Dash was the business minded fashionista on the hit VH1 show, "Single Ladies". Whether or not her mind was made up about her relationship status, she was SURE about her sassy style. 
What ever fashion and beauty muse you choose for the day, you must commit to that style and own it.

In episode 110: "Is This the End?" she was able to carry her shocked look, to be a seemingly bashfully flustered in one scene. Here's how you do it:
Her flustered look: 
- Get the dewy skin: Use Mac Strobe Cream, for the luminescent, morning "after" glow.
- Freshly kissed lips: Opt for a pink lip stain

Caught Between the Two

You start letting yourself fall for him, and he happens to like your hair curly. You then run into an hot old flame and he likes your hair straight. What do you do?

You do the heck what you want to do. It's no secret that 2011 is the year for focus, and self preservation. He's going to love the attitude that comes along with the no non-sensed, confidence. You go ahead and continue to be you while you let both guys show which one is best for you.

I was once told by a wise, and lovely cousin. "Just sit back and watch, they always will tell what they're about".

Makeup dating tip:
Switch up your look. Keep him guessing. They always want what they can't have. Just when he thinks he's got you figured out, switch up your look from "Beachy Babe" to "Girl Next Door". Your soft look, and doe lashes will have him soft on you and will begin to open his heart.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Flings

My absolute favorite makeup product for the Summer is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Sun Power. This can be used as a bronzer for lighter complexions, or as a highlight, or blush for warmer skin tones.

Day time Dates
- Romantic blush: Use MAC Sun Power on the apples of your cheeks, and chin to create that adorable, girl next door look

J.A. Bracchi

- Summer Siren: Get a Beachy, Bronzed look - Use MAC Sun Power on temple, cheek and chin. Visualize drawing the number 3, in a continuous motion, starting at the temple. Use MAC Cremeblend Blush in 'Something Special' .

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Va-vavoom

Valentine 2011 fell over a looong weekend. As a single-bingo, I took the opportunity to do a makeup look on a married friend. I was interested in hearing the critique from her husband, because let's face it- 10 years of being a couple does give him more freedom to speak frankly about what he likes on his woman. The only thing he pointed out was.....The lashes!
Hubby pointed out, "This is the most natural lash look that she has had....I like it". 
Her comment, "Very gentle!"

I am obsessed with lashes because they open a woman's face, and is the quickest way to change a look from busted to beautiful. I live in a Los Angeles, where women line up to get individual eye lashes that end up looking like a sick fish fin; spiky, and awkward looking.

My objective when doing makeup is to peak up this question: "Is she born with it? Maybe it's....."
Also, a beauty service is supposed to be relaxing, not abusive, and nerve racking.

Kim K is known for her lush lashes
Jennifer Lopez Starlet look

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Marsha Ambrosius' "Far Away" Music Video - Loving the Lids!

Marsha is doing her Thang when it comes to catching people's attention for her new solo album project, "Late Nights, Early Mornings". But, being different, and doing it well is apart of her M.O. 
In her new video, "Far Away" she comes out with a banging new look, and her stand out makeup capitalized on this point.

I am LOVING her eyelid art! Not only is she bold with words on her eyes, but the message in her video gives her the power to champion this bold look. Dopeness!

As with fashion, not everything you see on the runway will translate well in every environment, but let me tell you, I am in the lab creating a reason to pull this off. The first person I see on the street with the lid-look I will post it immediately on my blog. 

I welcome everyone to post your version of this look, or a picture of someone with it. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Gym time-To Work up a Sweat, or To Work up a Man?

For the savvy business-minded gal - we know that an opportunity can come knocking anywhere. The gym is no exception to rule out showing your best self. I am guilty of having a few "gym crushes", that lead me to make decisions, like, "should I wear the fruit smelling lip balm?" Who knows, my "crush" may come over to ask if I'm done with the 5lbs. weight. I need to be ready for these things.

On the other hand, there are a few ladies that come to the gym extra thirsty-and you can tell. Please read on to avoid being a #fitnessfail. Watch the video link above for some funny "Fitness No-No's"

1. Avoid wearing mascara during cardio - whether is it "waterproof" or not - you will sweat, and rub your face, causing black streaks down your cheeks.

2. Remove foundation before your workout - the point is to sweat. There is nothing more gross than seeing a brown towel full of foundation. Some people may not think far enough to consider it is foundation makeup and write-you off to be the "dirty girl" of the gym. 

3. Highly pigmented lipstick - It screams, "I'm here to catch a man, and not work out". You will automatically be put on the "bait" list for the gym scavengers. 

All in all, men consider it highly-attractive to fit the part in wearing proper gym attire. You will gain true gym friends quickly and find a support group for those times that you do not want to go in.

Keep it Cute!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hermosa Beach Pier in the Winter

I've taken a survey, from women and men. I even surveyed different perspectives from local, and newbies. The consensus say that Hermosa Beach is for the "rich, beautiful, or athletic". I'm assuming that if you identify with either of these categories - you'll find a fun group of friends for the season. It is "chill" in the sense that you can fit in with a gag t-shirt, hoodie, jeans, and flip flops. It's all about attitude and an open mind.

Truth be told, the common denominator with each group is confidence. It doesn't matter what kind of makeup that you have on. The more simple, the better. Let your natural beauty shine through!
Be sure to visit the link above to get a run down of the bars to visit. There is something for everyone. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Pretty Girl Rock - Video Captures Female Legends of the Era

Happy New Year Beau-terflys!

With the topic being about perfect looks for at the right time, its only best to start the first post highlighting Keri Hilson's new single, "Pretty Girl Rock". The music video features scenes of legendary women of each  era. Faithful Wikipedia reveals,
Kerri Hilson's 2010 "Pretty Girl Rock" Video
 "20s jazz singer, Josephine Baker, and then into film star Dorothy Dandridge.[27] It then switches to color when Hilson shows up as '40s girl group The Andrews Sisters, followed by scenes of her portraying Diana Ross as a member of The SupremesDonna Summer, "Rhythm Nation"-era Janet Jackson and lastly, a silk pajama-wearing T-Boz in TLC's "Creep" video.[27] At the end of the video, it shows Hilson portraying herself, dressed in a simple T-shirt and jeans.
To be honest, the last "era" threw me completely off. I had no idea that she was depicting actual people - until I saw the "T-Boz", and then, the last shot had no defining look. 

What is the look for 2000s? Honestly, nothing in this decade comes to my first mind. I feel like there were a lot of throw backs, in clothing, and makeup. 
What do you think?