Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I like Bob!!

The most conservative of the Bob, the sleek one-length cut is always in style. This sophisticated cut can be trimmed to a length that is attractive to almost any face shape. 2.A flirty variation is the flippy Bob, layered in the bottom two inches and worn with texturized bangs. The secret to this cut is to take out enough of the bulk at the bottom to allow it to flip out but leave enough so that it doesn’t lose its signature line. This style is also very attractive when allowed to slightly curve under close to the neck. Style this cut as you would the one-length bob except using your large curling iron to turn the ends out slightly.


The right side is the feature side where the concaved effect is most prominent. The right sides length flows down with the jaw line, blending from short textured lengths to longer piecey strands at the very front.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Taking chances!!

Some people may be afraid of piercings and tattoos. Not me, I like them and apparently celebrities like them too. Take a look at these celebrities and taking chances. I personally think it adds to your character. Edgy and rebelious is a risky change, however you can be subtle about it.

Rhianna and "Shhh" on the right side of her index finger. 

Pink and "What Goes Around Comes Around" wraped around her wrist.

Labret piercing.

Nose piercing.

Rook piercing.

Tragus piercing.

Anti-eyebrow piercing.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Natural!!



Understand that a 'natural' look is one that uses colors that are right for your skin tone. Apply foundation that matches your skin tone. The right foundation will seem to disappear on your face. Apply eye makeup in earthy tones’ beige, brown, gold or plum for shadows and brown and charcoal gray for liner and mascara. Skip liner or shadow entirely if you want to keep makeup light. Choose a blush color that is close to the color of your cheeks after you've exercised.




Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Shape it up!!


Be true to your shape Follow your natural eyebrow shape; you should never fight nature. If you’ve got naturally thick brows, don’t make them thin. You won’t be able to keep on top of the maintenance.
Invest in a good pair of tweezers. If you have very dark, coarse hairs use pointed tweezers.
Take your time and don’t do one eyebrow and then try to copy it on the other side. Two brows are sisters not twins. Hold a hand mirror and sit in front of a large mirror. That way you can do close-up work and also get an overview. Pluck a couple of hairs on one eyebrow, a couple of hairs on the other and continue in the same way. Hold your eyebrow taut, plucking with, not against, the hair growth. If you over-pluck, don’t try to correct it; let the mistake grow out.

Cut above if you have unruly or very wiry hairs, don’t pluck them; get a pair of scissors and trim them. Trimming will make them look much more manicured and you’ll never have gaps. Using an eyebrow brush, lift the hairs up past the top of the brow line, trimming any ends that stick up above.

Create an illusion. Your age determines where the arch of your eyebrow should be, so if you’re looking for that 'lifting’ effect, you should make the arch slightly higher, and make the brow slightly shorter. The same goes for people with heavy eyelids. Using a highlighter underneath the arch can also make it appear higher.

Fill in the gaps. First fill out the thinnest part of your brow with small strokes of an eyebrow pencil. By straightening out the whole brow you get evenness, making your eye appear larger and creating a younger look.
The hottest eyebrow shape right now is very full and arched – like Brooke Shields used to have in the 1980s but more manicured. That’s what clients are asking for at the moment.
Daily upkeep. If you can’t afford to have your brows done professionally, just go once. Get a professional to shape them, then you can maintain them yourself – on a daily basis.

Oxford accessories!!

Pairing oxford shoes does not have to be difficult. You can have fun and accessorize them with a nice trendy bag. I would suggest leather, it really stands out next to your leather oxford shoes. Take a look at these stylish bags.

Yah Buckled Strap Oversized tote

Large Korchmar leather messenger bag briefcase

Miss Selfridge Chocolate Horse Day Bag

Monday, March 8, 2010

Romantic goth!!

Smokey eyes have been a big style for quite awhile and there's no sign this particular trend is dying. Dark eye shadow and bold lips are the biggest trends of the fall season, but the classic oft-repeated rule of makeup artists is to choose either a strong eye or lip but never, ever both at once.


Kim Kardashian in Bewitching photoshoot

 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Braids anyone??

A French braid may appear complicated, but it's nearly effortless to pull off―and makes a great quick fix for a bad hair day.


“1940s meets urban”


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lace-ups and Oxfords!!


Menswear is huge right now from all our boyfriend style clothes and now to our feet. Oxfords for chicks are such a hot trend and a versatile one too. Menswear-inspired pieces are hot for spring and summer. Think structured twills and relaxed separates like vests, trench coats, and trouser pants. This is a trend we adore and if you’re looking for a hip addition for fall to enhance your wardrobe, get you some oxfords. As menswear continues to be a dominant trend in womenswear, one of our favorite ways to embrace the guys’ style is with a smart pair of sharp oxford shoes. Yup, the lace-up shoes that scores of young boys were forced to wear to school everyday with their uniform. They’re in style now and can look really cute with the right outfit.



Lark and Wolff by Steven Alan and pixie-skirt.

The key to pulling off a pair of oxfords is dressing them up with really feminine clothing. Think a leg-baring mini, a ruffled top, a girly saddle bag and some flashy bangles. This way, you’ll have a hint of the trendy menswear styling without looking overly boyish. Depending on your profession, this casual cool look could work for the office, or you could save it for a daytime first date.




Christian Louboutin Mamanouk 120 Suede Booties.

Nori lace up bootie by L.A.M.B.


Retro style has never looked so good in these smart, tailored t-straps from L.A.M.B.


Ruche cream over the knee socks by Betsey Johnson.

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