The Folks over at Bags of Love were kind enough to send us a little early Valentine's Day present–a Photo Canvas of one of our favorite wedding pictures.
As a lover of photography this to me is one of the most perfect Valentine's Day Gifts. It's the perfect way to decorate an apartment to me! Why buy a boring and generic old poster at Bed Bath and Beyond when you can make someone a unique and affordable canvas?
We hung this above our bed in our room. Do you like?
Now that the Golden Globes are over, we all try and achieve our favorite look of the night to use all year round. Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sue Devitt has the best tips and tricks for you to accomplish your personal favorite that are quick and easy to follow!
Smoky Metallic Cat Eye
Emma Stone’s charcoal and silver colors really accented her wardrobe beautifully, and this look also helped to separate her from the majority who mostly wore nude eye makeup with black eyeliner.
Achieve Emma’s look: Don't be afraid to try metallic's for the eyes and get ready to make a striking impact. The smoky eye is a trend that keeps reinventing itself as it’s synonymous with a sexy beautiful look sought after, season to season. This season, the traditional smoky eye gets a makeover with a pop of silver for a more elegant look.
If you love the idea of a cat eye but can't fully commit to such a bold statement, try this new take – liner across your top lid that ends in a sharp angle out towards your temple, with no other makeup except a sheer pink lip. This look still makes a statement but it is subtler than the original thick–winged line. To get this look apply a precision tip liner, like the New Sue Devitt Defining Eyeliner, along the lash line extending the line just slightly further than usual. For a more defined effect apply the liner around the rim of the eye as well.
Achieve a lip look like Angelina’s by applying lipstick evenly all over lips with a lip brush (for amazingly long lasting color). Then finish by 'buffing' the lips with a Lip Intensifier Pencil, using light feathering strokes around the lip line, blending inwards towards the center. This wow-factor look is classic, dramatic and daring. However, if you’re still unsure about red, practice with a “stain”, instead of a full lip. Blot with a tissue or apply with your fingertips.
Smoky eyes are a red carpet staple these days, and we saw the look in every color, finish, and smokiness. Freida Pinto's bronze shadow and black liner combination which was a real head turner.
Achieve a look like Freida’s by using the Illuminating Eye Shadow Quad in Icelandic Fjord. Begin by applying the Nordic Nude shade all over the eyelid with the Sue Devitt Eye Base Brush.
Sue’s Secret Tip: Hold the brush upside down as you apply as this allows the pigment to get deep into the lash line and build the color upward and outward toward the eyebrow and temple.
Next, use the Refined Eye Base Brush to apply the Deep Moss Shimmer shade only to the eyelid to create desired depth. Again, hold the brush upside down and apply this darker color along the lash line, at the base of the lid, and deep into the lashes. Work the color upwards, grading into the base color as you move upward towards the crease.
Finish the look by applying defining Eyeliner in Vik generously along the lash line, and around the rim of the eye for added definition.
Lauren Conrad has never been my cup of tea but she's offering an excellent giveaway through her blog and you should all run over there right now.
If your 2012 started off anything like mine did you may want a do-over. 2012? Not impressed so far! Therefore, as of midnight on January 23rd, 2012 I will be celebrating the Chinese New Year (in my mind at least) and starting this year over the right way! Pretty soon we're all going to be following the Chinese's lead anyway, might as well start now!
Sending many people out there well-wishes and prayers, you know who you are, healthy and happy 2012–let's just start over, K?
Gong Xi Fa Ca! That’s the traditional Chinese New Year greeting that means “wishing you prosperity” in Mandarin. Have you had a crappy 2012 so far? Let me know in the comments if you need to vent y'all!
I don't know about y'all but I'm at that age where friends are having to color their hair. Ahhh. So crazy! I feel so old! Anyway I was sent this fab product by Generation Klean called Gray Disappear. It's a hair mascara that covers gray in seconds. It's awesome if you haven't reached that point of having to color your hair or in between expensive salon visits. Even guys could use this to cover up graying facial hair.
I also love that the products are paraben free, sulfate free and propylene glycol free. Available in Gold, Blaze, Espresso and Onyx for only $15.99.
Generation Klean is available at fine retailers and online at generationklean.com
It's no secret that soda isn't a health food. I mean it's filled with artificial flavors and many are sweetened with either artificial sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup, which ain't good for you (don't be fooled by those hilarious commercials where they make it seem like a wonderful health food derived from corn). Anyway, check out this article, which lists 3 reasons you should quit drinking the stuff!