I’ve been pretty hooked on the red lip for a while. It makes me look more put together than I actually am, reminds me of Mad Men (my Netflix addiction), and it creates the look of a whiter smile. Lucille Ball wore the it well (my idol) and Angelina Jolie makes it look more regal than thought possible.
The problem with the red lip is the constant touch ups, getting it on your teeth, and it not looking smooth due to dry lips. Solutions await …
A lip stain is what you need to get the right red that stays in place. I know Beyonce shows it off on the commercials, but Infallible really works and I have the puckers (and compliments!) to prove it. It comes with a moisturizing top coat and a reflective case you can use as a mirror. Ohh, and you need to scrub the sh*t out of your lips to remove the color.
Tag: L’Oreal Infallible in Beyonce’s Red, $9.97 at Walmart.
Now for avoiding color on teeth. It’s pretty simple. After applying color, pucker lips and stick a finger in your mouth. Pull finger out and excess color will be in tow.
And if dry lips are your hurdle, olive oil and brown sugar can act as a DIY exfoliant and moisturizer. Watch how to make it.
First, let me just say that this blog is not a “haul” area, where I simply show what I bought. But, my first JCPenney “fair and square” experience is SO worth sharing!
JCP is not just for your mom or Christmas pajamas. They’re totally revamping – more diffusion lines, simple-chic ads, and way less math in order to save a buck. The sales are simple, labeled, and the MNG by Mango jewelry I’ve been eying since the fall finally went on sale!!
Snagged two bangles, a long necklace, and futuristic earrings for $16.00 … TOTAL!
I’ve always been a JCP girl. Got all my school clothes there. Even my first interview blazer was snagged there. Watched the JCP evolution and love where it’s going. Their exclusive lines ( I ‘Heart’ Ronson, Olsenboye, MNG by Mango) are becoming my go-to brands and this simple-chic pricing is perfect. No longer do I feel the need to go with my mathematic mom and coupons in tow for the best deals.
Tags: MNG by Mango Spike Earrings, $10.00 online, $4.00 in store.
MNG by Mango Long-Bead Necklace, Orig $30.00, $24.00 online, $6.00 in store.
MNG by Mango Bangles, not currently online, $6.00 in store.
So have you been to JCP lately? Dish your shopping deets below!
Ombre is sweeping Hollywood’s hair, nails, and outfits. Think of a child’s hair. From playing out in the sun, it creates a natural fade in the color and the ends are lighter. We grownups (and us faux grownups too) want that color-fade look too.
The fab thing about ombre for your hair is that you’re actually saving money in the long run because it means less roots growing in. The con is I wouldn’t try this at home.
A DIY manicure, however, is easy to achieve and creates an attention-grabbing effect.
There’s two ombre manicures to try.
1. Shady Lady - as seen on Jeanie Mai & Lauren Conrad.
Pick a color palette and use 3-5 different shades and use a different one on each nail to create a gradual color fade. Repeat pattern until all ten nails are polished. Add a second coat for the perfect finish as well as a top coat. Bam! That was way easy.
Linda D. of Beautylish.com's mani
2. Glitter Girl
Start with a traditional manicure (two coats of your preferred color). With your choice of glitter nail polish, begin adding glitter to the tips using tiny strokes (make sure your brush isn’t clumpy or too wet). Once tip of nail is gilttered, begin making strokes beginning at the center of the nail using less pressure. Repeat on all nails. Allow dry time and add a clear topcoat.
Bold pops of color, stones, graphic elements & rose gold are some of what you should expect in jewelry this coming season. Great examples of these trends are featured in Stella & Dot’s new Spring Line.
Pop of Color
La Coco Rope Necklace is a great, easy way to introduce the pop of color trend. Made with infused beads (so the color won’t chip) with this universally flattering coral color will be the focal point of your outfit. You can wear it as a long strand, doubled, or tripled.
This ring is the least expensive cocktail ring offered from Stella & Dot, but doesn’t look like it should be! These epoxy stones and hematite faceted stones sit on a shiny silver plated adjustable ring, and is the fastest way to take your look from day to night.
Tag: Midnight Bloom Ring, Was $39.00, Now $29.25 at Stella & Dot.
These little earring make a sweet statement and they also speak to the animal print trend that’s still going strong. They are accented with sparkling Czech crystals, and the rose color looks great on everyone.