Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring Eye Makeup Tutorial + Mini Makeover Event


As part of my morning routine, I have to keep my essential coffee on hand, my cell phone for good tunes, and the most amazing mirror of my life.  After trying out the simplehuman Sensor Mirror, it became apparent that I've been utilizing the worst mirrors ever purchased prior.  It reveals every nook and cranny on your entire face, which is undoubtedly thrilling and scary at the same time.  However, it allows you to achieve a truly seamless look with cosmetics that I've never obtained before.  Basically, I've been walking around with the Britney Spears circa 2007 look before trying this out.  

Gorgeous bronze eye makeup paired with sun-kissed skin is all the rage for Spring 2015 beauty, as seen on the runways.  Lately, I've been rocking this look on a day-to-day basis because I love how effortlessly simply it is to pull together.  





Step 1) Apply a primer to the entire eyelid for long lasting wear
Step 2) Using a blending brush, apply a light-toned eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye
Step 3) Apply a dark-toned eyeshadow along the crease of the eyelid using a different brush
Step 4) Blend the eyelid with a new brush for a smoked out look
Step 5) Add a bright highlight underneath the brow line to make your eyes pop
Step 6) Create a dramatic cat eye with liquid eyeliner
Step 7) Using the same eyeshadow as the crease, apply a small amount under the lower lash line
Step 8) Finish the look off with a coat of voluminous mascara on top and bottom lashes



Product used in this eye makeup tutorial:




I also have a special announcement, for those of you in the Miami area who would like to get a little pampering done.  I'm teaming up with The Container Store for their Magnify Your Mother's Day Event, where you can come receive complimentary lash applications and mini makeovers!  Check out all of the deets below.









Tuesday, April 28, 2015

7 Tips for Transforming a Room

"Without a doubt, Spring season pulls out the desire to transform my place into what appears to be a newly remodeled abode.  To achieve a refreshing revamp on your place, add a few of these touches."


1) Whether it's a faux floral arrangement or authentic, adding this to an end table can lighten up the room.  Adding a throw over the end of a couch makes the room feel a little cozier and "home-like."
2) A large area rug, such as this metallic cow hide by nuLOOM, completely transforms a drab room into a chic set-up.  

3) Throw pillows with bold prints (I'm in love with the Greek print right now) and neutral colors glam up a rather boring couch and pull the room together.

4) If you live in an apartment or condo (or just don't have a lot of space), add some personality by buying some bookshelves or cube storage pieces where you can place items that represent who you are.

5) I transformed wine bottles into a DIY decor piece by simply painting them black and gold.  

6) Revitalize a dining room table with a serving tray filled with candles and a floral arrangement.  There's always something refreshing about having fresh flowers in the home at all times.

7) White bedding gives a fresh, clean look to a bedroom.  Paired with brightly colored petal pillows and a faux fur throw, it feels comfortable yet chic.

Get the look:

Goldie Cowhide Rug by nuLOOM




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Summer 2015 Essentials: Army Green



If rocking the animal print trend is a little too predatory for you, then perhaps a glamour meets Safari is more fitting. As highlighted on the runways of Spring Summer 2015 shows, khaki or military looks are back as noted fashion essentials for the season. From Ralph Lauren's safari styles to the sensuous military pieces by Marc Jacobs, it's a timeless classic. Get inspired and wear the shade as a complete look, an accessory, or one piece.


Monday, April 20, 2015

50 Shades of Camel









Camel is one of those colors that timelessly transforms any look into a chic ensemble.  Not only does it seem to go with everything, it brings a luxe look and feel to any piece of clothing adorned.  In motion, a quick glance at a store window or nearby mirror may give you the inclination that you're naked...but it's all good.  Over the weekends, camel (or any other neutral shade) is my go-to for a loose and laid-back look.  To polish off the look, pair it with gold hardware and a leopard print belt.

What I'm rocking:

Necklace by Express (similar style here and here)
Belt by Target (similar style here and here)










Friday, April 10, 2015

Denim Shirt and Cut Out Ripped Jeans

"Much like my new-found addiction to Empire and Skinny Cow Snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches, my obsession with monstrous holes cut out of my skinny jeans is evident."


 






It's no secret that I love a good ol' denim shirt, like this one by Mavi.  What's better than that?  Not wearing a bra.  Over the course of my brassiere-wearing life, it was assumed that it was a necessary item that I absolutely must wear every single day.  Little did I know that those who are less inclined in the chest region don't really need to wear a boulder holder to operate.  This news is amaze balls to me.  While it's evident that I love wandering around bra-less throughout the streets of Miami (it's not as bad as it sounds), there's something I love even more...ripped denim jeans.

Much like my new-found addiction to Empire and Skinny Cow Snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches, my obsession with monstrous holes cut out of my skinny jeans is evident.  Despite multiple people inquiring about whether or not I purchased them that way or not, I rock them with no shame.  You better werk.  I'm also quite the sucker for a completely monochromatic look (see exhibit A-F from all previous blog posts).


Get the look:


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cadillac ATS Coupe

"Deriving itself from one of the most iconic American luxury car brands, the Cadillac ATS Coupe has plenty of sex appeal and class."



Without a doubt, the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is unlike any other car I've driven.  Deriving itself from one of the most iconic American luxury car brands, the Cadillac ATS Coupe has plenty of sex appeal and class.  To say that it was love at first would be an understatement.  I, for one, have a slightly twisted infatuation with a structured vehicle with sculpted angles that make a car look incredibly seamless.  Aside from its athletic body, the performance serves up pure gratification.  I am particularly a massive fan of cars that have some pick-up, believe it or not, and cutting corners with the Cadillac ATS Coupe is every driver's thrill.  Let's just say I like my cars how I like my men - agile, sexy and quick on their feet.

In today's digital world, instantenous fulfillment is ideal, and this two-door beauty absolutely offers that.  From its keyless access, push-button start and high-tech interior, it makes the driving experience harmonious.  Essentially, the vehicle operates as an iPad, with a touch-screen cue and On-Star capabilities.  It serves as a Siri operated car, with sensing technology that vigilantly monitors the vehicle's surroundings to ensure safety for the duration of the driving experience.  

A big thank you to Cadillac for partnering me up with my latest fashion accessory.

For more detailed specs, visit www.cadillac.com.







2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe featured throughout




Get the look: