The Oscars – Trends and Fashion

The Oscars

There was a lot of talent on the red carpet during this years Oscars! We were surprised by the amount of “worthy” movies this year,  which is not always the case, season to season.

A movie to see if you haven’t already is Silver Linings Play Book. This movie has something for everyone, please, do not rule this as a chick flick because it is far more than that! We think Jennifer Lawrence looked beautiful, we congratulate her on her 2013 award and we commend her on her make up and over all look! She is beautiful, by nature, and her rose tone shades looked great.

We have been seeing this “romantic” look beginning to trickle into this Springs trends. The use of light colors brings out the natural beauty in fabrics and on your face! In this case, Jennifer wore very natural looking make up, for an understated, yet angelic appearance.

We love the asymmetric lines of Gwyneth’s one shoulder draped dress. This classic and chic look never goes out of style, she owned this dress! White can sometimes be a tricky color to wear, because often it is see through, but obviously this leading lady has the body and the curves to make any outfit look stunning.

Mila’s dress was tapered to perfection. We love those dresses you can put on, and they are instantly flattering. If you notice how her dress is folded across  her body, it slims her already TINY waist line and brings your eyes across her dress from head to toe. This year we have seen a lot of one shouldered dresses. We know that wearing a dress that reveals a lot of skin means you have to take care of your skin.

We offer a great Lipo Conquer Toning cream by Dermelect, to help tone your skin in problem areas, this cream also helps with sag in your under arms, love handles and thighs.

You can replicate this simple and clean look through understanding your skin tone. Colors like peach, have  tendency of looking good on everyone, when applied correctly.

Duwop offers just that, a perfect and even textured blush, for all day wear!

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TIGI Blush

If you lean more towards the bold colors, like Mila, consider a hot and sexy red lip by Duwop | Click Here!

Regardless of the trends, it’s important to let your natural beauty shine through, never hide it! Embrace wearing the clothes you love, and it’s never too late to change your make up style, if you don’t like what you are currently doing. We know that change is difficult, but you live once, it’s time to experiment and try to new things!

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Spring Nail Trends – New Collections!

New Spring Collections

 Essie – OPI – Zoya

Zoya Lovely Collection

The latest from Zoya is the Lovely Collection that houses 6 pastel shades. Five of these colors are bright hues, all but Jacqueline which is a creamy, vanilla neutral.  The 2 colors that have been selling the most for us have been Blu and GeiGei. I think if you like soft pink tones, GeiGei will be a new favorite. This pink goes on light, soft and shimmery, and is extremely flattering on the nail. Easter is coming up, find a light hue for that Sunday best!

OPI Euro Centrale Collection

 OPI Loves to launch new collections in increments of 12. We don’t mind, it gives us more colors to chose from! Big hits from the OPI Euro Centrale Collection are Polka.com, which is not a surprise with the glitter craze still in full swing. My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours as well as A Woman’s Praguative have been popular sellers as well. The bronze colors seem to always take off, regardless of the collection. These  bold shades are great “pops” of color when wearing simple solids. If you read our second to latest blog, you can see where OPI got their inspiration from for this collection!

zoya pixie

The Zoya Pixie Dust Collection is a glittery and sandy matte polish with a 3D effect. This collection has been overwhelmingly popular! The best seller has been Godiva. This shadeh as been popular because it is a neutral and the most wearable color in the collection. It goes on evenly, and dries with a slight subtle shimmer. A nice every day polish. If you like matte polishes, this collection is definitely something new.

Coming Very Soon!

Essie

The Essie Madison Ave-Hue collection contains very wearable colors, we know these shades will be a huge hit! The gray and creamy undertones make these colors attractive and modern. One thing we know Essie gets right every time, their reds! They go on easily, and Essie offers reds that people find appealing and usually in shades that always seem to be slightly different than the rest!

Whether you like bolds, pastels, or neutrals, a fun new polish a great way to spice up an outfit. Find your collection and bring some warm and color back into your nails!

OPI EURO Centrale Collection – It’s Here!

OPI Euro Centrale Collection – Inspired by Europe’s trendiest regions 

Euro Coll

With Spring peeking it’s head around the corner, we can’t help but think about warmer temps and sunnier days! We noticed that glitter and bronze were two big trends in this past Winter’s nail collections.  With the OPI Euro Collection, we are seeing the colors getting a facelift and making their way into the Spring series as well,  with colors like Oy Another Polish Joke and Polka.com.

The bronzed look is popular every Spring because who doesn’t want that perfect sun kissed tan? We all do! Bronze and Golds are a great way to spice up   our nails, and look great on most any skin tone?

Shades like yellow have a variety of shades and hues, but we like yellow tones because they are bright, fun and they remind us of the sun! It doesn’t matter if you are a blond or a brunette, yellow is a great accent piece for clothing, nails and accessories.  Very bold!

Colors like Oy Another Polish Joke and A Woman’s Praguative are great everyday shades, that are very neutral and versatile.  Two of our favorite shades from the collection are the beautiful pale blue of Can’t find my Czeck book, and the lovely lavender color of You’re Such a Budahpest.  Even if Winter hangs around a little longer, these shades are sure to inspire happy thoughts!

This collection was inspired by Europe’s trendiest regions, but what are the trends in places like the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary and Poland?

We noticed that a lot of the colors in these areas are found in the Euro Collection. It’s just easier to understand the comparison when you have an image to compare it to! We love these shades!

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Kissable Lips – Tricks & Tips

If there is one thing I don’t like, it’s tacky, sticky lip gloss. This is the main reason why I adore Naked Princess. Their gloss goes on smooth and clean, no stickiness and they come in a wide variety of natural shades. So we’re going to show you a HOW TO apply gloss so that it looks natural and stays on!

Naked Princess GlossI understand it’s hard near impossible to shop for a lipstick (especially when you can’t always try it on in the store) and find a perfect match. Naked Princess combats this issue by giving you subtle but noticeable color, without being too opaque and thick. All of their colors are sheer and help compliment the color your lips already are.

Lips & tips Blog

First, I like to use Bella II Fiore’s lip scrub. Every now and then, it’s a good idea to exfoliate your lips, just as you would exfoliate your skin in the shower. Are you worried about swallowing or getting this product in your mouth, don’t…it has an all natural, safe, sugar base. After y ou exfoliate, you need to do what – that’s right, moisturize!

When applying a lip gloss, I like to first, put on a little chap-stick, especially after exfoliation.  I feel like this helps moisturize my lips, so they don’t feel dry and cracked when applying my other make up.

I use Crazy Rumors chap stick, it’s vegan, cruelty free, and they come in a variety of cool flavors! My flavor of choice is the  Raspberry Sherbet (it really does smell like the scent!)

Next, I like to apply Duwop’s revolutionary reverse lip liner. I use this around the outside lining of my lips, so that the color I apply stays on the inside line of my lips. We have seen the ladies with lipstick all over their mouth and teeth, and it makes you look like a hot mess. You can watch the video on how to apply and utilize this nifty make up trick!

Now, we can apply the lip gloss! This formula glides on effortlessly, throw it in your purse and take it wherever you go, it will be your new purse companion!

Last but not least, apply your lip liner. Your liner color should be 1-2 shades darker than the color of the outside lining of your lip. If you look closely, you will see that the edges of your lips are darker than the meat of your lips. You may ask “why apply this after rather than before the lip gloss”…When you have gloss on, wearing liner is much more noticeable because lip gloss is lighter and more sheer than lipstick. This way, when you apply your liner, you can contrast it with the gloss that is already on your lips, so blending will be easier and shading will be much more natural.

We want to highlight and accent all of your fabulous god given features. Sometimes it’s hard to have a natural appearance when you’re not using make up that lends itself to natural hues. We hope this how to guide helps you achieve a perfect pout!

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Just A Few Notes – Fragrances that attract

What is your scent?

Scents like Vanilla, Jasmine, Rose, and Lavender are thought to be Aphrodisiacs.  All three products listed below contain one or more of the above fragrances. Whether you are buying for Valentines, a birthday, anniversary or just for yourself, a key “go to” fragrance is great to have on hand, especially one that promotes romance and sensuality!

According to many scientist, scent is one of the key factors of attraction. It is thought that the connection between our sense of smell and how we feel, our emotions – is founded on the evolution of our brain with the two being intrinsically linked.

With that said, picking the perfect scent is important! We have 3 great options!

Aphrodisiac perfume smells beautiful and anyone who tries it, is an instant fan. This brand has a loyal and growing following for a very distinct reason…

Aphrodisiac includes notes of  Rose, which encourages intimacy, Tuberose which encourages seduction and Amber which encourages sensuality. I love this perfume! It has everything women want. It’s light and not too strong and most importantly, it doesn’t smell like hair spray (those perfumes are the worst). Aphrodisiac is the perfume pretty women wear… do you know what I mean? Sometimes when I smell musk, I think of my grandmother, or when I smell baby scented products, I think of baby powder or infants hair. Aphrodisiac smells lovely. If I had to describe it, it’s a rose meeting an ocean, meeting a Summer Breeze. The scent is almost nostalgic. Men love this scent on women and women love this scent on themselves.

Have you heard of CAKE?

Cake Beauty started a number of years ago in the best place for making a cake — a kitchen. The vision behind it? To create a line of products that was the true marriage of style, innovation and supreme quality.

Cake products are 90-95% all natural and 100%  Paraben Free. Each product is kissed with delectable fragrances and unique textures that are sure to delight the senses.

Cake Beauty Indulge Eau de Parfum contains top notes of citrus sparkle, fresh and juicy orchard fruits, caramel syrup, island sugar cane and star anise. It has a heart of rich florals of jasmine, rose, lily of the valley and water lily. Base notes are warm vanilla met with sweet powdery notes. Now that’s sweet.

Now for a little something different – A candle that turns into massage oil!

Naked Princess Love.Lust.Light Body & Boudoir Candle is a decadent hand-poured candle designed to transform any room into a luxurious boudoir that delights the senses with the irresistible scent of Moroccan Vanilla, Sweet Almond & exotic Tonquin Bean. Infused with a rich blend of Vitamin E, plus Organic Shea, Jojoba and Soy Butters, the candle’s natural clean-burning “wax” melts to a perfectly soothing temperature. Warm wax may be poured onto the body where it transforms into a light moisturizing or massage oil on contact with skin.

Shop the entire brand line here. 

Aphrodisiac | Cake | Naked Princess

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