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How to Achieve “The Bold Lip” That Actually Lasts


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Lips can say a lot—if they stay on. A bright lip is one of my favorite go-to makeup looks for really any special occasion, or for occasion in general when you just feel like adding some color 🎨 to your life!  In an industry where I’ve had to where A LOT of black clothing, like errrday, a pop of color livens up the face! 👩💄💋

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Look Glam, Trendy, & Fabulous this 2012 New Years Eve!

Dressing up for New Years Eve can be so much fun! Ring in the sparkles & glitter! Let’s celebrate!

It’s time to shine!

Well, one big trend right now is everything sparkly & glittery — from dresses, to accessories, shoes, nails, and even lips!

Here are a few tips I hope will help you when selecting your fabulous 2012 New Years Eve look! (;


Well, truth is, sometimes “going all out”, can be a bit too much… how you say? As much as everyone knows I love my sparkle & glitter, I too admit there is a fine line that shouldn’t be crossed if it’s to be worn in real life off the fabulous fashion runways. I mentioned how it’s on everything from dresses, to accessories, shoes, nails, all fine and dandy to glam up, but the one area I really think we shouldn’t see with glitter on anyone, is the lips. While all that sparkle may look fab in photos and runway, in reality, who wants to be eating glitter and rhinestones?? That does not sound very appealing. So save that one for a photo shoot where you won’t be doing so much talking or eating.

Nonetheless, if you must try this sparkly lip trend out, which honestly I may even try myself sometime, instead try a more subtle yet still shiny & shimmery lip!

Maybelline Coral Lustre lipstick w/ DiorKiss lipgloss in Granny Smith

You can even go nude!…nude lips that is! Try Jennifer Lopez’s

 or Megan Fox’s look…

If you feel you must include glitter in your makeup, another trend to try out this New Years instead of shimmering & glittering on the lips so much, try it your eyes…

You can go from subtle shimmer to going all out on on the glitter for this look…

but don’t forget to keep your attire in mind when doing you makeup.

another look that never goes out of style to try, is going smoky-eyed like Angelina Jolie…

or even try out Kim Kardashian makeup look here… both sultry & vibrant…

try a slightly toned down yet very elegant take like Rosario Dawson…

opt for a stunning red lip & voluminous lashes like VS model Adriana Lima…

think you’re afraid of red?  read my take on it — Lady in Red

Whichever look you choose, the number one must/icing on the cake, or in this case, in my personal opinion what will complete the makeup look, is lots & lots of volumptuous flirty lashes. If you’re like me and you’re not really into wearing falsies, I definitely recommend going for Benefit’s They’re Real mascara.


For the nails, you can definitely go all out with the shimmer & glitter.  So many ways to do this one. The trend: Ombré <3


For hair, why not try the new hair trend of 2012! A sleek yet bouncy pony! Pair it up with either a simple ponytail holder  or if you’re feeling bold, go for a sparkly studded rhinestone kind, and you’ll be good to go, easy as that.

Or maybe you’re like me, and you really like to wear you’re hair down, try these hot looks!

Gorgeous curls…

Spiral curls…

Have short hair? Try a mod bob…

Messy bun & waterfall braids…

Or sleek & straight…


Here are an array of some fashion looks I’ve put together that I think will look fabulous on people as they celebrate the end of 2011, and say hello to 2012…. Enjoy!

Classic New Years 2012

French Connection short cocktail dress, €240 Olsenboye high heels, $30 Rhinestone clutch, $36 Juicy Couture stud earrings, $48 Maison Martin Margiela square ring, £199

Simply Fancy 2012 New Years

JS Collections cap sleeve cocktail dress, £180 JS Collections cap sleeve cocktail dress, £180 Stuart Weitzman high heel shoes, $373 Anya Hindmarch envelope clutch bag, $550 Banana republic jewelry, $40 1928 jewelry, $16

The Office Party 2012 New Years

Vince crop top, £310 Theory hot short shorts, £115 Steve Madden wedge heels, $90 Jason Wu leather clutch, $1,475 Gucci gold plated bangle, $1,295 Stud earrings, £20 Ladies Super Soft Tights, £5

Fun Night Out 2012 New Years

Charlotte olympia shoes, £600 Anya Hindmarch clutch handbag, $635 Diamond jewelry PERLOTA gold jewelry, €2.165

Touch of Color 2012 New Years

Akira Black Label sequin evening dress, $100 Sequin dress, £45 Rachel Gilbert mini dress, $477 Sam Edelman leather booties, £161 Wet Seal glitter pumps, $30 Wedge shoes Emerald green earrings, $55 Erickson Beamon gemstone jewelry, £146 CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane post earrings, $93

Soft Sparkle 2012 New Years

All Saints floral print shirt, $133 Helmut Lang zipper jeans, €440 High heel shoes, $350 Maison Martin Margiela envelope clutch bag, $385 Kenneth jay lane jewelry, $40

Have a fabulous & Happy New Years!!

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Bare Minerals Holiday Preview!

Today I got a first look at the products that will be coming to Bare Minerals November 10th! They’re holiday-ready coming packaged in a vibrant mistletoe red and metallic gold!

In November I’m assuming they’ll be having more special kits and products, this was just a BareMinerals One-Day Exclusive Sneak Preview… they had: The Golden Touch 4-Mini Brush Kit, the Deluxe-sized BareMinerals Original Foundation, a Naturally Luminous Moisturizing Trio, and 8-eyeshadow palette with all new colors (one palette in vibrant warm colors, the other in vibrant cooler colors), Pretty Amazing Lip Collection, and the Strike It Rich fivesome of Prime Time Primer Shadows.

I myself managed to pick up a few of the new items!

Products I got: (new items coming soon are marked with an asterisk *)

* Naturally Luminous Moisturizing Trio (only came for Combination Skin. Includes: cleanser, moisturizer, & eyecream)

* Pretty Amazing Lip Collection (4 lipcolors & lipglosses in: Savvy, Confidence, Sass, Oomph)

* Strike It Rich Prime Time Primer Shadows (Sundance, Bronzed Twig, Gold Nugget, Gunmetal, Sandalwood)

– 100% Natural Mineral Lipcolor in Rose Crêpe

– bareMinerals Customizable 8-Piece Get Started Kit w/Bonus Well-Cared For Brush Conditioning Shampoo

Be on the lookout in November if you’d like to catch any of their new products!!

Hope to post pictures using these products soon!! Stay tuned!


Behind-The-Seams photos [part 2] Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami 2012

Continuation from Behind-The-Seams photos (Part 1) CLICK PICTURE to go to Part 1

This will be my last post from behind-the scenes covering Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Miami 2012. It was such an amazing and fun experience. Both the models, designers, backstage managers–everyone– were incredibly friendly.

If anyone I’ve met there miraculously happens to be reading this right now, THANK YOU! Everyone was amazing & I can’t wait for the next time we’ll meet again.

All the swim apparel from Diesel, White Sands Australia, Poko Pano, Beach Bunny, Crystal Jin, L*Space by Monica Wise, Wildfox Swim, Caffé Swimwear, Dolores Cortés, Mara Hoffman, Aqua Di Lara, A.Ché, Norma Kamali, Red Carter, CIA.Martima, Luli Fame, LUXE by Lisa Vogel, Lisa Blue, DiNelia Brazil, A.Z Arujo, Aguaclara, Aquarella, Have Faith Swimwear, Kooey Swimwear Australia, Nicolita, Sonia Vera Swimwear, Jogo Beach, Perfect Tan Bikini, Tavik, & Zingara… were all absolutely stunning. It was torture seeing all the new swimwear and not being able to wear them myself just yet. I would’ve loved to be caught in any of their looks, especially in beautiful South Beach Miami.

Models pose backstage ready for the CAFFÉ Swimwear show

Whitney Port getting her photo taken before the Mara Hoffman show

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