Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Favorites!

I cannot believe just how quickly this month has flown by! I mean honestly, it feels like just last week we were ringing in the new year. And now, we are a month into 2012 and Valentines Day is just around the corner.

So, I thought I would share a few products I have used a lot this month.

Jessica Simpson's Fancy Love perfume, Aveeno Ultra Calming foaming cleanser, Vaseline hand &nail conditioning lotion, NARS lip gloss, Rimmel 25 hour foundation, Pure Ice and China Glaze nail polish, smashbox blush rush, Maybelline color tattoos, Maybelline concealler and highlighter and L'oreal Telescopic liquid eyeliner.



 China Glaze in For Audrey and Pure ICE in Kiss Me Here.

 Rimmel Lasting finish 25 hour foundation, smashbox in Paradise, Nars in Pillow Talk, Color Tattoos in Tough as Taupe/Painted Purple/Bad to the Bronze, L'oreal Telescopic in black,

Color tattoos (a closer look at my three favorite colors) Tough as Taupe, Painted Purple and Bad to the Bronze.

Did any of you have any favorites this month?


Check out my January Favorites video:

Sunday, January 29, 2012

18th Annual SAG Awards

So many dresses!!! And what a feast for the eyes!
The 18th Annual SAG Awards continues the awards season, and has provided with many beautiful dresses.
So, I am just going to just jump in with the dresses that I loved.


                   Julianna Margulies, not only do I love the color, but the detailing is exquisite.


                 Kaley Cuoco looks so soft and feminine in this mint colored gown.


Kelly Osborne gets it right at the SAGs in this figure flattering gown. The                                                                    color doesn't clash with her hair color, (which BTW I do love).

 Viola Davis is STUNNING!! The gold detailing is subtle enough to not take over, but adds that perfect element of drama that makes this dress beautiful.


Michelle Williams redeems herself at this awards. The color is the perfect shade of red that compliments her skin and gives her that youthful edge that was missing last time.


There was no shortage for...."uninspired" dresses (or in one case a jumpsuit). I find myself amazed that they look in the mirror and think..."Yes, this is the one."

Kristin Wiig, Not only plain, but with the halter neck, why throw in a thick black choker?

 Angelina Jolie, No secret that she needs to gain a little weight, but this dress is not doing her any favors. It just makes her look even skinnier, with the draping neckline.

Jenna Fischer is just looking frumpy and drab in this dress. Something more figure flattering would have done wonders.


 Rose Byrne is a beautiful woman, and I do give her props for thinking outside the box, but I feel it is just way to outside the box. Maybe for a less formal event this could have worked.


Did any of you watch the red carpet or the awards show?
So what did you guys think of the fashion from the SAG Awards? Any faves or not so fave?








image credits: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Dimitrios Kambouris/Wireimages.com
Jeff Vespa/Wireimages.com



Friday, January 27, 2012

Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick Review

I've been looking for a fuchsia lipstick as well as a blue gloss. Well, today I saw wet n wild had a fuchsia WITH blue undertone built right in. 

Wet n Wild's Fuchsia with Blue Pearl:

 
This lipstick only cost me $1! And yet it glides on and feels like a lipstick that cost more!
Wet n Wild says this is a conditioning forumla with aloe and vitamins A and E. And I admit it is not at all drying, and has left my lips feeling rather nice. 

The color payoff was spot on and seemed very much true to what I saw in the tube. And you can see the blue reflecting in the light, which I personally love. 


I think it is a beautiful color on the lips, however I put it on without lip liner and as a result it does tend to bleed.



It does seem to have a bit of staining, not sure if this was intended or not. After washing the swatch off, I noticed a slight pink left behind and only with makeup remover did I finally get it completely off. I don't mind this because to me, I feel this helps with the lasting power of the color.

All in all, I like this lipstick. And for the price, (just a dollar) you really can't lose. 

Have you ever tryed Wet n Wilds lipstick? And if so, how did you like it?
 




Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Purse Collection

Hey guys!! One of my favorite fashion accessories are purses. They always fit, no matter what size you are, and that is what makes purses the ultimate fashion item!

I want to share my personal purse collection, not to be showy, but to share my passion for this ultimate fashion accessory!
                                         

                       Here are some of my most used bags layed out:


                        And here are some I pulled out of the bunch to stand as my top picks:

               If I had to pick just ONE purse to use forever it would be this yellow Antonio Melani.
                                             
                                       
                             This is a gorgeous Antonio Melani red clutch.


         I really love these little guys, they are a triple threat. Used as a clutch, wallet or small purse.
                                         The top 3 are by Antonio Melani and the blue by Brahmin.


I had to pick this newer model of Antonio Meliani for the color, with the light blue and hue of green give it a unique finish. Like sea foam.
                       

                       Another purse I really enjoy is this Jessica Simpson flower bag.

                                         A spring/summer fave by the Sak.


                                       Antonio Melani in a maroon-ish shade.

                                         Hobo International clutch in faux snakeskin.


                                   A bag that has given me alot of compliments by Nicole Lee


What are some of your favorite brands of purses?

Check out my video for a complete look at all of my purses!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Cute Blog Award!!!

I am thanking April for this. Check her blog out here for some great makeup tutorials and reviews.
This is really a great thing, it really motivates me to not just keep making blogs, but to try and improve myself and my blogs. So thank you so much!



So, part of this award is to answer some questions. Sooo, here we go:

 1. What is your go-to makeup brand?
It is hard to say I have just one, but if I HAD to pick, it would be Bare Escentuals. I was introduced to the                   brand when my sister did my makeup for my wedding day. Been using it ever since.

 2.   What was your favorite fashion trend of 2011?
High waisted jeans with the flairs and sheer tops.  

 3.  What is your favorite dessert?
CHEESECAKE!    

 4.  Favorite color?
Peach. I just love everything about it.

 5. What is your middle name?
Michelle.

 6. What's the last song you listened to?
Deluka Cascade. I love this group, their music is just awesome.

 7. Cats or dogs?
I love them both. That is all.

 Something you didn't know about me is....I can be quite the tomboy. I love guns, archery, and to fish, to name a few. I always found boys more interesting and fun to hang out with as a child. And that has followed me throughout my life. I know how to change my own brakes too!


I'd like to recognize the following blogs with this award:

Miss L
AbnormalAllure
bookgirl12


To the wonderful girlies above, please create a blog post answering the above questions, link my blog in your post, add the button to your blog, and of course pass it along!




                                          

1970's inspired makeup!

While browsing through spring trends, I ran across this photo:


I instantly wanted to recreate it myself. My purpose wasn't to make it exact, but similar.

Here is my version of this look:



The products I used:

 Maybelline Dream Mousse in Rose petal, L'oreal Telescopic liner, Estee Lauder Projectionist mascara, MAC prep & prime, Clinique lipstick in Pink-a-boo. And BH Cosmetics 88 matte palette:



I had fun playing around with colors I don't normally wear in a way I have never done before.  I hope you enjoy!

What do you think of the look? Would you ever wear colors like this? Or in a vintage style?

Here is my video on this look!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Simple Eye using Maybelline's Color Tattoo +OOTD

So, I am LOVING the Maybelline Color Tattoos! I just can't get enough of them!
They are so easy to use, last all day and are versatile.

Today, I used the Tough as Taupe with chic nude by Bare Escentuals for a highlight, for a subtle and soft look:


I paired that with NARS Pillow Talk, a sheer azalea pink: 

I also used:
NARS Orgasm (blush)
Rimmel London 25 hour foundation
L'oreal Telescopic liquid eyeliner
Clinique Lash Doubling mascara
Light grey shadow from the BH Cosmetics 88 neutral color palette

Check out the video I made for this look:


The Liebster Blog Award!!


Wow! I am so thrilled to have been given another award! It really is exciting to know that someone likes my blogs enough. Thank so much Margareth! Go check her out, she does great makeup blogs!


The rules of this award are:
1 Thank your 'Liebster' blog award presenter on your blog.
2 Link back to the blogger who awarded you
3 Copy and paste the blog award to your blog.
4 Reveal your top 5 blog picks.
5 Drop by your top 5 picks and let them know that you chose them by commenting on your blog.



My top 5 blog picks are:

Sprinkle of Glitter
Scrangie
Glitz Glam Budget
Zoella
Beauty Crush

I really love these blogs, so head over and check them out!!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award!

My first ever blog award! Many thanks to April over at Beautiful You for thinking of my blog as worthy of acknowledgement. Everyone should go check her blog out! She does great makeup and beauty blogs and videos! So thank you again!
Here Are The Rules:

  • You must Thank the person who gave you the award, including a shout out with a link back to their blog. 
  • Share 7 random facts about yourself. 
  • Send the award to 15 other bloggers whose blogs you love and let them know about it. 


  Seven random facts about me:
 1. I am working on my 9th year of marriage...I am in awe over that! lol
 2. My favorite movie has to be Planes Trains and Automobiles
 3. I collect owls...not the animal lol but bits and bobbles.
 4. Diet Dr. Pepper is my weakness.
 5. I have an irrational fear of spiders.
 6. I am a loyal and fiercely defensive of my friends.
 7. I am a mom to a most thoughtful and kind heart son.

  I am awarding the Versatile Blogger award to:
Cosmeticcouturier
NeonChipmunk
JenniferMarie73
Scrangie
Akane Designs
Lilh3artz's Makeup Space
My Obsession
AbnormalAllure
Bookgirl12
All Dolled Up
SWalkerMakeup
El Beauty Spot
Makeup Insider
Nails And Lipstick
Miss L

I will be getting in contact with you all! I highly recommend all these lovely bloggers! So please check them out!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

OOTD: Daily Wear 1/17/2012

Top is American Eagle Jeans are Levi Strauss Heels are Jessica Simpson Purse is Etienne Aginer Check out my video for this OOTD:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The 69th Annual Golden Globes: Best and Worst

Last week set the awards season off with the People's Choice Awards..now in full swing with the Golden Globes tonight. With so many dresses, my head was spinning! I will start off on a positive. My picks of the Best Dressed! Sarah Hyland in a timeless gold strapless vintage Dolce & Gabbana gown that had a mini train and a black Swarovski clutch.
Jessica Alba in Gucci pale lilac silk charmeuse embroidered evening gown and jewelry by Bulgari with a Roger Vivier clutch.
Angelina Jolie in a champagne satin one-shoulder Atelier Versace gown with a splash of red at the neckline with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a Christian Louboutin clutch.
Dianna Agron in a red Giles Deacon gown with elaborate laser-cut swans and Fred Leighton jewelry. This is a work of art.
Now for my picks of worst dressed. I love Michelle Williams, but this custom Jason Wu midnight blue devour velvet gown did nothing for her. It looks to mature and just boring for her.
Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique Lhuillier gown, Jimmy Choo heels and Bulgari jewelry. I don't even..It is just wrong. Tied dyed ball gown?
Zooey Deschanel is a quirky, fun girl, but this dark green silk Prada dress with an open back with black and emerald green glass pearls and ivory pearl embroidered collar, is not figure flattering at all. The squared design at the waste makes her look boxy. She also wore a emerald clutch and platform pumps,and jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels.
So, there you have it! I will be looking for more hits and misses with the SAG awards! What was your favorite and not so favorite of the Golden Globes?