|Illustration by Izah Zenou | Henri Bendel|
Cheers to the weekend mes amis - next week DM will be back with a slew of hautness. Get ready!
Friday, October 11, 2013
|Photo by Greg Lotus, Vogue Italia May 2007|
With Thinspirational pictures on every social media outlet, the ever present fit celebs everywhere we turn - it's exhausting and frankly mentally draining! Getting or staying in shape is on everyone lips (no pun intended). With the abundance of tips in the market it's extremely to feel overwhelmed and even easier to give up and grab that jar of Nutella (true story). Well mon petites, we have hope by way of Anja Garcia, RN, MSN and DailyBurn.com personal trainer who shares her tips on 5 simple and inexpensive things you can do to help maintain your haute body, while not breaking the bank. These foolproof tips are straightforward and can be incorporated into anyone's lifestyle. Thinspirations be damn ladies! Let's get fit~
|SPLASH NEWS ONLINE (2); WIREIMAGE|
|From Left: Emilio Pucci Metallic Dress With Lace Overlay $2,849 - MYTHERESA.COM; Alessandra Rich Ankle-Length Lace Dress $2,517- MYTHERESA.COM; VERSACE one sleeve lace cocktail dress $3,230 - FARFETCH.COM|
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BARBIE OPENS HER FIRST SHOP IN SELFRIDGES SHOWCASING DOLLS
DRESSED BY FRED BUTLER, NASIR MAZHAR, AND SISTER BY SIBLING
Barbie has asked three of her favourite London designers to each dress five dolls which will be sold as special one-offs to herald her shiny new home within Selfridges London's new permanent 4th floor Toy Shop.
|Barbie dressed by SISTER by SIBLING|
A dedicated Barbie department will showcase the best of Barbie, where a central totem pole-style display will house dolls from Barbie collections past and present, as well as archive and special one-off gems including new dolls dressed by Fred Butler, Nasir Mazhar and SISTER by SIBLING.
|Barbie (and Ken!) dressed by Nasir Mazhar|
In the past 50 years, Barbie has established herself as one of the world's leading fashion icons, and has been dressed by leading design talents including: Alaïa, Burberry, Comme des Garçons, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Louise Gray and Roksanda Ilincic. More than 100 million metres of fabric have gone into making her fabulous wardrobe and she has had over one billion pairs of gravity-defying shoes, including ones created by Christian Louboutin. She's a label whore & I love her!
|Barbie dressed by Fred Butler|
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Sephora Collection Purposely Pink Lip Duo $14 | NEST Passion Candle $28 | NAILS INC.
Pinkie Pink Nail Polish $9.50 | CLARISONIC Skincare Brush - BCA Pink $159 | TWEEZERMAN Breast Cancer Awareness Slant Tweezer $22 | SEPHORA COLLECTION
Makeup Made Simple BCA Palette $34 | Kanebo Sensai Collection Total Lip Treatment $65 |
NARS Blush in Gaiety $29
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month , the one month where Pink is just more than a girly color. Above, you will find some great products ( with the exception of the NARS blush - I just added it in because its the perfect shade of pink ) where a percentage of the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research / Awareness. Beyonce even took to Instagram this morning ( photo, below) to show her support of the cause with the new Nails Inc Pinkie Pink Nail Polish By Matthew Williamson. As I love all of Beyonce's nail choices, I will be doing this myself .. SOON! Support the cause and get something PINK, and if you're into glittery nails like me, sport the Pinkie Trend ( below). For more information on the products listed above click on the links. Happy October!
|Photo Credit : Instagram.com/Beyonce|
Friday, September 27, 2013
Happy first week of Fall !!! I wanted to map out some fabulous products which are perfect for this season.
Luminous Complexion with Flushed Cheeks
Now that the climate is colder its detrimental to your skin to use products that are hydrating as our skin tends to get dryer as the temperatures drop.
Deep Berry Lips in Matte or a Gloss Stain
RiRi Loves MAC in "Talk that Talk"
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in "107" and "111"
Mally Beauty Melted Lipstick Duo in "Mulberry/Pink" and "Punch/Mauve"
Its all about deeper hues on the lips , and I love the idea of still wearing a deeper pink like the shades in the Melted Lipstick Duo sets.
Neutral Eyes with Statement Winged Liner
Mally Beauty In the Buff 11 Piece Eyeshadow Palette
Rimmel Glam'Eyes Professional Liquid Liner in "Black Glamour"
Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in "Blackest Black"
Below is a shot of the gel liner , it goes on with precision , and it is truly the "Blackest Black" , I kept the eyelid nude and focused on liner.
Statement Fall Nails : Nudes, Browns, Wines , Violet
Nails Inc Autumn Winter 2013 Collection : "St. Martins Lane, Old Bond Street, Regent Street, Oxford Street, George Street, Kensington Place"
I absolutely love this collection , check out "Old Bond Street" on my nails below :
We can't forget about taking care of our skin before and after our makeup application ...
I love the Burt's Bees Aloe and Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer , I don't think I'll ever go back to the gel form anymore which I usually kept on hand near my makeup station. I love using this spray while prepping for the day, it is refreshing and it is 100% natural. Perfect for quick cleansing of the hands before applying makeup , contacts, etc.. Its the perfect size to just toss in your handbag.
The Biore Line is near and dear to me , I love these products which are cost friendly. Cleansers:
The Deep Cleansing Steam Activated Cleanser as well as the Complexion Clearing Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser are going to be on rotation. Alternating between the week between the two cleansers. The Blemish Treatment Astringent is great in the mornings and at night after cleansing your face. It really does clear up your complexion. Now that the fall season is here, I am incorporating this in my daily regimen again. Once a week ( or sometimes twice - we've all been there) , a mask ( or masque) is key my suggestions are the Double Detox™ Amazonian clay exfoliating facial mask by Tarte Cosmetics. My t- zone area tends to be the epicenter of blackheads unfortunately, and I refuse to walk around looking like a acne "before" picture. This brings us to my second recommendation - Joey New York Bye Bye Blackheads.
I hope you enjoyed this beauty blueprint as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Happy Friday!