Archive | August, 2011

EmphasEYEs your EYEs

21 Aug

The night is young and your soul is filled with eager anticipation. Music blares in the background and the ceiling fan rotates above as you get ready. Your dress, heels and jewelry are laid out on the bed, waiting for your body to warm them. With a gentle squeeze, your damp hair rolls out of the loose bun and onto the small of your back. You quickly dry your hair and curl the ends, creating a romantic look. Your soft sultry smokey eyes and nude lips are fierce tonight but something is missing……

……..LASHES……..

……..LASHES…….

…….DRAMATIC LASHES……..

Adding false lashes will emphasize your eyes and add a touch of glamour. I purchased these at ULTA. I’ve been using this brand and find they are flexible, inexpensive and durable. They come in a variety of styles ranging from wispy, full , sparse, and dramatic. Some of the styles come with a small tube of glue but I prefer to use DUO darktone eyelash adhesive.

To apply lashes:

  • Curl your own eyelashes
  • Gently remove the eyelash strip with tweezers
  •  Trim the lashes to fit your eyes
  • Apply glue to the strip of lashes and let air dry for about 15 seconds (while holding it with tweezers…do not blow on them..)
  • Place lashes in center first then place the sides (with tweezers)
  • Once it dries,  gently curl with eyelash curler (this is just to marry your own lashes and false lashes together)
  • Finish by applying black shadow over the strip, this will hide the shiny glue.

Have a BEAUTYful day……….

Shop till you drop!!!!

19 Aug

It takes years to build a friendship and only moments to make memories.  Shecky’s is headed to Houston on September 14th and 15th. Ladies, gather all your close friends and make new memories while you shop, talk and mingle.  Meet and greet the beautiful ladies of KocoSky and shop their collection of dresses, rompers, jumpers and accessories.  This is the perfect opportunity to check out new fall styles and trends.  For tickets and information please check the Shecky’s site.

KocoSky at Shecky's-SanFranciso

KocoSky at Shecky's-NewYork

KocoSky at Shecky's-New York

 Check back for more pictures and event updates….

Girls night OUT!

19 Aug

 An electrifying buzz filled the air as the chatter of women echoed throughout the building.  It was windy and cool outside, but inside the walls were on fire with desire.  An array of diverse vendors lined the walkway.  This was my first time at Shecky’sIt was a fashion buffet featuring clothing, jewelry, makeup, and cocktails.  I had a wonderful experience shopping, mingling and making new friends.

I purchased this darling necklace at the KocoSky booth. Be sure to stop by and check out their dresses and accessories.

I love the versatility of this necklace.  It can be worn casually, with a pair of jeans and a tank top or with a dress.  Either way, it adds dimension and draws attention up toward the face.  Accessorizing is the perfect way to make the ordinary… extraordinary.

Read my lips…

12 Aug

I’ve always lined my lips. In the 80’s I used MAC’s Chestnut liner with a dark burgundy lipstick. Pretty scary! My lips tend to bleed out so I’m always looking for a good liner that stays put. I’ve been experimenting with drug store brands and found that Rimmel 1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Contouring pencil works pretty well. I purchased  the color 014 wild clover. It goes on smooth and stays put. I didn’t try it on at the store so when I got home, I found it darker than expected. I lined both lips and put MAC’s Dazzleglass in Sugar Rimmed on top.

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Eyes: MAC Soft brown, Embark, Sorcery, OhMy Darling

Lashes: Eylure Ready to wear lashes

Lips: Rimmel Wild Clover 014 and MAC’s Sugarrimmed Dazzleglass

Have a BEAUTYful Day…….