Friday, September 27, 2013

Beauty Statement: NARS 413 BLKR Lipstick

NARS 413 BLKR lipstick

For date day - as opposed to "date night" - The Man and I went out for an early dinner, but I wasn't in the mood to do a full face of makeup. NARS' new lipstick came to the rescue, which is part of the 413 BLKR Collection.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Natural Makeup Inspiration: Looks at The Row's 2014 Spring Runway Show

The Row's Beauty Look at 2014 Spring/Summer NYFW

Inspired by powerful, intellectual artists like Georgia O’Keefe, (One of my biggest inspirations too!) Tom Pecheux created the raw, natural beauty looks for The Row's 2014 spring runway show using Sunday Riley.

Here are the five steps to recreate this look:

How to Work Glamorous Feet in the Office

Glamorous Feet at Work

The workplace can be a tricky place to dress for; you need to strike up a balance between office glamour and 9-to-5 comfort, all while keeping to your company’s dress code of course. Whatever makes up your work wardrobe, don’t forget the finishing touch of a great pair of shoes. It’s said that you can tell a lot about a person by their footwear, and never have ‘first impressions’ been more important than in client meetings and on the shop floor! Read on for simple tips on how to work glamorous feet in the office without causing yourself discomfort:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Everyday Hairstyle: The Pompadour Ponytail (Video Tutorial)

Pompadour Ponytail

Ok, this is your annual reminder to not get stuck in a hairstyle rut!

I admit that this summer I sported the messy bun like it was going out of style, and I was reminded today that I needed to break that habit.

2013 Fall Fashion: Favorite Trends

2013 Fall Fashion Trends


Signs of fall are finally here, and the cooler season just can’t seem to come fast enough for me! I would be remiss if I started my favorite time of the year without mentioning some of my favorite fashion trends that were featured on the runways...

Monday, September 23, 2013

5 Super Easy Fall Nail Art Ideas



Lazy Sundays call for browsing through Pinterest and looking for nail art ideas and inspiration. Yesterday was one of those Sundays for me.

If you're looking for easy fall nail art ideas, here are five that look pretty simple...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Turn Summer Beachwear Into a Fall Fashion Staple

Fall In San Diego

Ah, just when I was starting to get used to very warm, humid weather, I wake up this morning to breezy, cool weather. No complaints here! Besides spring, fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. Boots, layering clothes, and getting all cozy with a cup of hot chocolate makes me giddy with joy.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My Sweet Summer Scents: Lavanila Grapefruit Perfume & Yes To Blueberries Body Wash

Wedding photo on a hot, summer day...eek!


It's the middle of September, and summer has officially arrived in San Diego. Up until now we've had warm days, but the past couple weeks have been extra hot and humid. And with humid weather comes sticky, sweaty skin.

Fun, right? Not!

A couple weekends ago one of my best friends got married. Now imagine a 95 degree day standing in 4 inches heels and wearing a pool blue dress that showed off my sweaty pits in a room with no air conditioning. I may be smiling in this picture, but can you sense the agony I felt from the heat and humidity?!?

And who wants to smell like a hot mess? Thankfully, my lifesavers have been Lavanila's vanilla grapefruit perfume, Yes To Blueberries body wash, and of course, good ole deodorant.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Is Beauty and Fashion a Size Neutral? Join the #ShapeofBeauty Conversation



How do we change the definition of beauty?

How about the rules of fashion for "plus-size" women?

Fashion designers and traditional glossy magazines would still like us to believe that skinny is beautiful (Just look at 99% of models at New York Fashion Week going on right now), but the tides are turning...

Brands like Curvation are taking steps to shape people's mindset and attitude towards the rules of beauty and fashion. Just take a look at the video below...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Diamond Candles Giveaway: Aromatherapy For Beauty AND Fashion


Diamond Candles Giveaway

Aromatherapy goes back thousands of years, and studies have shown that scents can help relieve stress, enhance mental clarity, give you more energy, help you sleep at night, and even help with pain management.

When I want to relax after a hectic day, I like to light up a candle, especially if the candle smells yummy. The combination of light and scent soothes my soul and puts a smile on my face no matter what.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

How To Do the Sports Luxe Trend



If you can’t stand the thought of the gym (and I don’t blame you), you may have steered well clear of the Sports Luxe trend for now. But as the summer season comes to an end, and we’re going to be spending more time hiding away from the Great British weather, the Sports Luxe feel is going to be a lot more comfortable.

‘Sports Luxe’ refers to luxurious sportswear as seen on the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks. The best thing about the trend, it wasn’t ever actually intended to be worn whilst doing sport! Here’s a look at how to work the look: