Monday, October 24, 2011

Peacock feather.

       So this was an outfit I wore to a really great event last month for The Spring. The Spring is a certified Domestic Violence Prevention and Emergency Shelter Agency in the Tampa, Fl area. It was a great event with an awesome outcome!    Enjoy.

Top: The Gap
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Dillards
Clutch: Banana Republic
Jewelry: Studs and rings / forever21, peacock feather / local flea market, Cuff's / thrifted 


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Marble water nails.

    So a couple weeks back my friend Marcela came over to hang out and she showed me this really cool way to do marble nails with water. She saw a video on you tube tried it at home had much success, so she tried it on me. I loved it!!!! It was super easy, fun and it came out awesome. Enjoy!!!!

My hand before. 
Marcela's hand before.

 We cleaned off any excess polish with nail polish remover, then she taped around the nail that was going to get the marble on. My ring finger on both hands. Prep the nails with a base coat and painted both my ring finger with the base color.

The colors I choose were Revlon stormy for my base on all my nails (not in the picture), Revlon Emerald, Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet, and Revlon Vintage. Which are perfect colors for the fall.

Poured lukewarm water in a plastic cup.

Checked the drippage. You want to make sure you have good dripping action from the colors going into the water.  Newer polishes have the best drippage. We tested all three colors.

Dropped in all three colors one after another in order of dark light dark. 

She then grabbed a toothpick and went through the colors to mixed them up. 

Then she grabbed my ring finger and dipped it into the polish all the way blew on the excess color to dry it off and with the toothpick cleaned off all the excess color around my finger.

Once completely dry she removed the tape and colored the rest of my nails with the base color and a top coat. 

Marcela's colors: Petites Mystical, Sally Hansen Blue Me Away, Revlon Stormy, Nicole by OPI One Less Lonely Glitter (she didn't have time to do this color  but it turned out great anyways).

Drip check! Perfect.

She only wanted to use two colors instead of three.

This was a cute heart she made by accident.

This was all the excess polish surrounding the finger that she removed once she dipped her finger in the water. Very important to blow and remove the excess color.

Marcela's after, doesn't it look great? Absolutely gorgeous.

My after!! I love it!!

Here are some video's I found on you tube, and there a lot more. Hope you've enjoyed let me know if you get to try it out.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

People StyleWatch

   Apart from the Tim Gunn fashion show I also attended People StyleWatch Celebrity Stylist booth.  They have this great section set up in front of the Dillard's department store where People StyleWatch comes to life. I met with a celebrity stylist from New York and she showed me some really great piceces that she pre-selected that would be great for the fall.
   There was a Clinique Beauty section where I talked to Clinique's top make up artist. She said that I was doing everything great with my make up routine she just recommended I start to use brushes to apply my foundation instead of my fingers because its less likely to clog my pores. She stated that because I'm using my fingers I might be applying a bit more pressure to blend which can cause clogged pores as suppose to a brush. I told her I was afraid of not keeping up with keeping my brush clean she suggested to wash it every night before washing my face with the same cleanser and make sure to lay it flat to dry if you dry them standing up the water can run down into the base of the bristles where it can sit and rote them to where they begin to fall off.
   There was also a really cool denim bar where a professional advises you what jeans are best for your body type. I didn't have time to check out the denim bar, but because they will be at International until October 9th I'll probably stop by again to check out the denim bar and see whats new in the closet. The celebrity stylist stated she will be updating the closet with new pieces every Saturday until the 9th. If you are in the Tamp, Fl area don't be shy to stop by International plaza and check out all the great stuff they have. Enjoy!

This was my free gift for stopping by.

Items include: A copy of the People StyleWatch September issue, a canvas Loft tote, Vince Camuto make up bag, a sample of Clinique's pore refining solution, and a few coupons for future purchases.

These are just some of the items in the closet currently.

1. Vince Camuto Beaded Wedge Blouse / 2. Vince Camuto Zig Zag Seamed Dress / 3. Vince Camuto Fine Gauge Oversized Sweater / 4. Vince Camuto Jane Hobo Bordeaux bag / 5. Ann Loft Hooded Faux Fur Vest / 6. Ann Loft Leather Trimmed Double Breasted Cape / 7. Ann Loft Shaw Collar Vest. 

1. Vince Camuto Baileys Black boots /  2. Vince Camuto Blossom Graphite / 3. Vince Camuto Enita Bone peep toe / 4. Vince Camuto Baileys leopard boots.