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

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!!