Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yes, Please.

I am loving this chic head-wrap!!
What an easy way to spruce up the usual ponytail!!
It's only $29.00 at Nordstrom.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kardashian Christmas

DANG!
Check out this Christmas card brought to you by
the always glamourous KARDASHIAN family.
That is quite the family photo...


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Make-Up




Here is Kristen Bell showing off a perfect example of great holiday party make-up. I love Kristen Bell. And I love her even more now that I found out she is married to Dax Shepard. He is the bomb. I love him on Parenthood so much!


Anyway, back to Kristen. Here is an easy way to spruce up your usual look for the holiday this year.

  • Start off with a great foundation, of course. Lately, I have been trying to branch out of my Bobbi Brown obsession. I have a neighbor who sales Mary Kay and decided to give it a whirl. I really like the results, but it's only day 2. I will let you know how it goes....


  • Next, pick your favorite peachy\coral lip color. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Coral in Gold, $9.95.... is a great option.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dear Santa...

I have been wanting a watch for a while now. What I REALLY wanted was one of the white ones with little diamonds all around the face. But the other day, my friend Whitney was wearing this amazing watch by Michael Kors.

I fell in love.

I love how it's so versatile... I feel like you can wear it ALL year long, and with any color.

Only 11 days til' Christmas.... A girl can dream.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Stress- Free Hairstyles...

Trying to come up with new ways to do your hair everyday can seem quite daunting sometimes. {At least for me...} I usually end up pulling my hair up in a ponytail most of the time.

Here are 9 easy ponytail alternatives for you to try.
{brought to you by glamour.com}

#1- Rock an over-the-shoulder braid.
Meet the new wherever-whatever hairstyle: A little bit sexy, a little bit sweet, Selena Gomez’s style works for day, night, weekends and any other time. Give yourself a deep side part, then gently swoop your hair over to one side. Braid lengths, then secure the tail with an elastic that matches your hair color. Perfection is not the goal—if little pieces stick out, no biggie.



#2- Pin back the top sides.
You gotta love a style you can do even when you’re running really late—Drew Barrymore’s look will take you all of 60 seconds to whip up. Just rub a tiny bit of shine serum between your palms and apply it to your ends. Run a paddle brush through your hair, then pin back the sides with bobby pins, letting a few wisps fall here and there. Done!

#3- Dress up your bun.
For an elegant but unboring bun like Jessica Biel’s, tease your crown with a rattail comb to give it a little retro-feeling volume before pulling it into a bun. Slide on a satin headband or wide ribbon and go!

#4- Try a textured updo.
Got natural curls or waves? Show them off like Taylor Swift. Loosely pull big sections of hair back toward the center of your head, twirl and secure with pins. If you want to do something a little extra spiffy, try bobby pins with rhinestones or another sweet add-on that’ll peek out through your ‘do.

#5- Pouf up the front of your hair.
To do the Brigitte Bardot thing like Scarlet Johansson, grab the sides of your hair and make an X with bobby pins to keep the pieces in place. (Or, if your hair is thicker, swap out the pins for sturdier metal barrettes.) Push your hair forward from the crown to create volume, add a few more pins in the back and blast the pouf with hairspray.

#6- Experiment with a mini hair bump.
Take a section of hair at the top of your head, right above your forehead, then gently twist and tug the front to create the bumplike volume. Secure with pins or a barrette. Leave the rest loose, or to glam the look up a bit, curl your ends with a 1-inch-barrel iron. Bonus: It’s a great way to deal with unruly bangs on a steamy, frizz-inducing day.

#7- Revisit a classic hairstyle.
Don’t call it a comeback, but old-school French braids like Amanda Seyfried’s are having a moment. Channel your inner sleep-away camper to craft the look yourself, or if it’s too tough to tackle this on your own, enlist reinforcements. (That’s what friends are for, right?)

#8- Tie a little topknot.
Feeling girly? Wear an ├╝ber-high ballerina bun with a flirty dress during the day. Simply pull hair into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic band. Tightly twist and wrap the length into bun shape, then pin into place.

#9- Add two tiny braids to any 'do.
For a boho vibe like Miley Cyrus’, braid small sections of hair on each side away from the face, then tuck them into loose, unstyled lengths and pin. So cute!


Friday, December 10, 2010

And while we're at it...

Have I told you about my favorite thing when it comes to doing my nails?

If there is one thing I am not good at- it's holding still. So it's no surprise that I LOVE this amazing spray by O.P.I. called "Rapidry."

You just spray it on about 30 seconds after applying your nail polish and your nails will be dry in the blink of an eye!

... Okay, maybe not that fast.
But is seriously does make your nails dry to much more quickly than normal. It is a really great product that I highly recommend!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Nails


I busted out my good ol' nail polish basket tonight,
in search of the perfect "Holiday Shade"
to beautify my nails with.

I pulled out "Crimson Carol" by OPI.
I got it a few months ago, with the holidays in mind.
I am LOVING it.
It's a really beautiful sparkly red.
It's a good shade for my pasty winter skin, too.
Sometimes it's hard for me to find the perfect red.
I declare this one a WINNER!


We need to look polished and primed for all of our holiday parties this year!!

P.S. Have you seen the complete "Holiday\Burlesque" collection?
I think every shade would be great for the holidays.





Saturday, December 4, 2010

Speak Now.


I am so obsessed with Taylor's new album "Speak Now." Have you heard it? Do you own it? If not, you need to. It's one of those CD's that you can just listen to and love EVERY song.

P.S. How do you feel about her "budding romance" with Jake Gyllenhaal?


Thursday, December 2, 2010

A little Thursday inspiration...




I love this quote. I sadly don't know where it came from... But I would love to print this and hang it up. Looking at this everyday would be such a good reminder of living life to it's fullest!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rapunzel.

We saw "Tangled" last weekend. It was so so cute. It got me thinking about her luscious locks. Would I really want hair that crazy thick\long? Probablly not.

But man, if my hair was thick enough to do something like this...

that would really be sweet.
That is some crazy braid action!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dewy How-To

Kate Bosworth is someone who is always looking nice and fresh. I found a little "how-to" on how to get her 60's\70's inspired look on Primped.

I absolutely love the "dewy look" at all times during these cold winter months. I think it truly gives the radiant glow we so desperately need. {Especially in Utah where our winters are so dry!} This is a great look for any festive gathering. You could even add a dramatic liner to the eye to give it a more bold effect.


The Makeup

Step 1: Apply a primer to a cleansed and moisturized face to prep your base. {I will admit, I don't use a primer. However, I love to use Cetaphil as my moisturizer.}

Step 2: Smooth on a tinted moisturizer or illuminating foundation for a dewy finish. Start from the center of your face and blend outward. This will help blend into jaw and hairline.

Step 3: Cover your whole lid with a light brown eye shadow. Curl your lashes and swipe on your favorite black mascara.

Step 4: Get her peachy pout by lining your lips with nude liner and applying an apricot lipstick. {You could try MAC Lipstick in Cut a Caper. $35.00}

Step 5: Lightly tap on a creme blush like Nars Cream Blush in Enchanted, onto your apples and blend up to your temples for a radiant glow!!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dear Santa, Part II

Oh my gosh. I am dying over these TOMS! I love the pink glitter. I have always kind of wanted a pair of TOMS, but after seeing these pink ones, I think it seals the deal! I think they are so amazing. I am really loving anything with sparkles this year!


TOMS are extra cool because for every pair of shoes purchased, a new pair of shoes go to a child in need. I think that is so amazing. I have SO much to be thankful for this year.

So I think that buying a pair of TOMS would be a very nice thing to do.

Don't you?

...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Favorite

About two years ago... I ventured over to my trusty "Bobbi Counter" at Nordstrom. I sat down to really dig in and talk to my make-up "consultant" about what I could be using to improve my overall skin tone. She looked at me and said, "well, you have dark circles under your eyes."
"Excuse me? What?? No I do NOT!! I am too young for that," I thought. Well, she proceeded to tell me to "watch and learn." She said she was just going to treat one eye, and then I could compare the two and really see what she was talking about.
Sure enough, she applied a correcting cream, then the Creamy Concealer onto my right eye. I looked in the mirror and was shocked! I couldn't believe the difference it made in my overall appearance and helping my eyes to look brighter. I was SOLD!!
So, I now present you with one of my very favorite, 'can't live without' products.
Award winning

Creamy Concealer

And...

Top Rated

Corrector

The idea behind these creams, is the by using a yellow or peach toned cream, {depending on your skin tone} it counteracts any dark circles under your eyes. It goes back to the basics of the color wheel. If you have purple-ish circles under your eyes, a yellow tinted cream will cancel out the color. The concealer is also loaded with vitamins and minerals the help nourish the delicate skin under your eye- all throughout the day.

I love this product so much. It does seem a little pricey, but the tiny container lasts a very long time. Once you try it, you can't live without it. That's my one warning...

Directions: Use fingers or the Concealer Brush to apply up to the lashline and into the inner corner of the eye. Smooth and blend by gently patting with the pads of your fingers. Follow with a layer of your regular Creamy Concealer shade.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Royal Wedding.

It's all over the news. Prince William & Kate Middleton- Finally engaged after 8 years of courtship. I still remember seeing footage of Princess Diana's Wedding as early as 6 years old. I was always so awe-struck at the magic of a real-life royal wedding.

Needless to say, I am very excited to watch the details of this royal wedding play out. I think Kate Middleton is so stylish and chic. She is everything a royal princess should be. {or a disney princess, for that matter.} She is gorgeous, classy, elegant and seems very kind. She kind of looks like a mix of Lauren Conrad and Katie Holmes. Don't you think?




Anyway, get ready. I have a feeling she is going to become a new Fashion Icon.

And P.S.- One perk of becoming a Royal Princess to be able to wear such amazing hats and hair-peices!! I wish I could just wear giant hats like that out on the town and not get stared at!!

Oh, to be a princess...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bird Love

For some reason I have this crazy obsession with birds. So, it's no surprise that I fell in love with this darling owl hat. It's made by the amazing and talented Muranda Barker. She has the cutest shop on Etsy called {mur}made.


You should check out her shop.
She has all sorts of stuff including adult hats, scarfs, gloves & headbands.

I can't wait to see my little man wearing the Owl Hat out on the town!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Martha Stewart's Wedding website has a great
tutorial on this amazing side chignon.
The holiday parties are officially starting as of next week!!!
Stay tuned for tips on how to look ultra-glam at
all of your holiday festivities!!
And click HERE for the Chignon tutorial!

I can't wait to try this one!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dear Santa...

For Christmas this year,
I would really love a new set of dishes.
would really do the trick.

love, lisa

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Favorite



I LOVE wearing color on my lips.
I HATE when lipstick is constantly getting on my teeth, drinks, and who knows what else!!
I feel like I am always on the hunt for the best solution to my lipstick troubles.

Needless to say, I was excited when I saw a commercial for Cover Girls new Outlast Lipstain. I jumped at the chance to grab some the next time I was at my local grocery store.

It looks and feels like you are coloring your lips with a marker. The intensity varies depending on how many coats you layer. There are 10 different shades. I have tried two of them- Teasing Blush and Plum Pout. I really love both of them. It is long-lasting, easy to apply and only $8!!

My few cons are:
The color doesn't last ALL day, but it lasts for quite a while. It does fade faster when you are drinking or eating.

It is a very MATTE finish- which some people like. But I found it helpful to layer a light gloss over my lips, adding some moisture and shine.

Also, be careful when choosing your shade. I found that the actual shade of lipstain wasn't very true to the tube color. They can be a bit intense.

Overall Review- I am sure there are some better lipstains out there- but for being a drug store product that is only $8.00, I feel like it's worth the 8 Bucks. I love having color on my lips without having to worry about it getting on my teeth.

Has anyone else tried this or any other lipstains?
I would love your opinion...


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New York Fashion






I recently returned home from a girls trip to "The Big City." It was my first time to New York, and I was so excited to see what the Fashion and Beauty world would be like there. I kept my eyes open for the biggest trends. Here are a couple trends I found...

BLUSH & GREY\SILVER & CREME
It seemed like every store we went in, there was at least one large section of clothing in this color scheme. I fell in love at first sight. H&M had a great selection. As well as FOREVER 21 J.Crew and Anthropologie. It seems like neutrals are huge this season. I love this look!





I really feel that EVERYONE can benefit from owning at least one animal print scarf or cardigan. When worn correctly, it can add such style to any outfit. While in New York, I was on the hunt for a great animal print scarf. I found one at H&M that did just the trick!! {See below}




I love this amazing bronze cardigan from J.Crew.

I love me some animal print!!
Stay tuned...
more N.Y. fashion trends coming next week!!

Dreamgirl.



Wow. Did you see Carrie Underwood hosting the CMA Awards Show tonight? First of all, she probably wore 7 different dresses all throughout the night- which were equally amazing. I swear she is only getting more beautiful the older she gets.

Both Casey and I agree that she is our dreamgirl.
I fully admit that she is drop dead gorge.





I will try finding pictures of the rest of her outfits.
You will die. I am sure of it.
Another wonderful thing that I love about Carrie Underwood is that she truly is a great role-model. She is beautiful inside, and out.
Not to mention her amazing voice.

Carrie Underwood. I. LOVE. YOU.