Volumous Updo






An updo with attitude! We love this full-bodied, unabashedly dramatic style.
Photo courtesy of Marie Simone.

Some of my fave movies...(in terms of costumes)



1. The Lord Of The Rings










































































































2.Breakfast at Tiffany's












3. The Devil Wears Prada






















































Holiday Cranberries-- Fun Holiday Makeup


Products Used:
Benefit F.Y.Eye
MAC Paintpot in Artifact
MAC eyeshadows:
Cranberry
Hush
Handwritten
Soft Brown
Bisque
Mylar
MAC Blitz n' Glitz fluidline
Covergirl Lashblast Mascara
MAC Cream Color Base in Crushed Bougainvillea (no longer available, but use any berry shade)
MAC Blushbaby powder blush
MAC Viva Glam V lipstick
YSL Golden Gloss, #10


Updo Braid Bun



This simple updo braid bun would look great alone or with a veil.
Photo courtesy of Tinu Naija

Oh MariaCarla....






When I'm a famous designer, I shall have you as my first face. Even if you're 50 years old.

Man Fashion: Ed Hardy Christmas Gifts

ed hardy clothing is one of legendary masterpieces from Ed Hardy. If you always keep up with the front-end of fashion or came across my previous posting. You will be familiar with Ed Hardy lines. This particular cast of them is open to be the reasonable prices. It's the holiday season once more, and you are most likely to be thinking of the particular Christmas gift that you would be giving to your love one or best friends. I always find ed hardy clothing is the ideal gift for Christmas.


Today you are easier to find the ed hardy clothing. Real ed hardy clothing shoes tags are regularly immovable on or you should ponder purchasing Ed Hardy clothing and one of clothing is for superstar who is looking to be a little daring and a little perilous and definitely for someone who is looking to certain in their clothes. Prices are a few reasons you should absolutely familiarize yourself with is one of the foremost reasons why his clothing is so common. Ed strong does not deem to keep up your seek save your exchange exactly from the website. If he actually did not institute out as a clothing designer, this incredible designer is actually a tattoo comedian and he definitely has changed the world of make as divergent to killing off the shirt.

Wisdom is available to be the Ed Hardy men's Swim Trunks clothing. Whether you want a costume or sewn into the shirt as we know it. It is definitely one talented designer that seems to be winning over the world.

So before we end this post, we recommend this ed hardy clothing online stores, which offer various designs.

Fab in 5: Quick, Complete Makeup Look for Everyday

Products Used:
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural (with MAC 182 kabuki style brush)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC shade to conceal redness)
Nars Laguna bronzer with large paddle brush (MAC 134)
Nars Orgasm blush with Sigma SS168 angled brush
MAC Select Moisturecover (NW shade to conceal cool undereye shadows)
MAC Print eye shadow with pencil shaped brush (MAC 219)
MAC Carbon eye shadow
Cover Girl Lashblast Mascara
Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine
MAC Viva Glam V lipstick






Man Fashion: 2 Button or 3 Button Men Suits

The most important thing which has to be considered while choosing a men's suit is that it fits you perfectly either be formal or casual occasion.

men fashion suits
2 Button Men Suits
So if you just stepped into the world of the urban working class and struggling with your wardrobe essentials. It should be mentioned early on that the casual laid-back clothing style no longer applies to this decade. It is a must that you are well-dressed and primped for work. It must be mentioned that the 2 button men suits is the most popular choice for casual clothing these days.

Mens Fashion Suit
Men’s fashion, for this year and the next, are all about classic styles and suits are moving back into the mainstream of men’s clothing. You have a lot of choices to pick from; the right style, design, color, and fabric.

To be perfectly suited up, find a suit that fits you, not too loose and not too fit as it can ruin the style that you’re aiming for. To be on the safe side, opt for 2 button men suits.

Mens Fashion Suit
3 Button Men Suits
So if you're out for the weekend club scene and it takes a lot of time and effort to just blend in with the crowd yet stand out as well. The differences between casual jackets or blazers from 3 button suits in terms of occasions and places where you can wear them are fairly indistinguishable. Now that men are becoming dressier and acutely aware of their own personal style, casual dressing now involves suiting up.

Perfect for everyday wear, the 3 button suit is flexible for random mixing and matching that appeal to the wearer. Of course personal style is personal style, yet trying to come up with a fashion statement may not be a very good idea altogether. There are still rules to follow.

To blend in with the hip crowd on men’s fashion, take time to adapt the latest trends and the 3 button suits that is the current fashion necessity for men nowadays. Only the most confident fashion enthusiasts can carry on wearing 3 button suits in a fashion-forward sense. Although both 2 button and 3 button suits are glamorous and timeless, the 2 button has seen better times over the last decades, leaving the 3 button suits to be used sparingly. The 3 button adds balance to tall men who, by the way, are the most common users of this type of suit. The extra number of buttons allows a full button up without risking looking short.

Seriously, be it 2 button or 3 button men suits is very much depend on your height, 2-button suit adds length for your torso since the V-point is much lower. So any man with a short torso would benefit from 2 Button Men Suits, whereas 3 button men suits will end up having the V-point of your lapels to be higher part of your chest.


Natural Updo with Twists




Here's is an elegant natural updo with twists, courtesy of the fabulous Nedjetti.

Floral Updo



Classic glamour starts with an elegant updo. Adorned with fresh - or silk - flowers it's just perfect.

Short Bob with Bangs



Sophistication is the name of the game when you wear this ultra-chic short bob. We think it would look great as a bridal hairstyle with hair jewelry, a tiara, or flowers.

YSL Sephora Holiday Set Review!


A few weeks ago when my Sephora Holiday catalogue came, this is the main thing that caught my eye. Partly because of the full-sized Touche Eclat brightener/concealer which is one of those items that I've been eyeing for the longest time. But I can never justify becuase it's a hefty $40. I'd be lying if I said that the pretty YSL-logoed clutch bag it comes with was definitely a big part of why I bought this as well.





In the set you get:
-full sized Touche Eclat in the lightest shade (a brightening pink), normally $40
-full sized Golden Gloss, no. 10- Golden Peony, normally $29
-Trial Size of Luxurious Mascara in No.1 Black
- Deluxe Trial Size of Long-Lasting Eye Pencil in No.1 Black
- Black Clutch


This was a no-brainer for me, because all of the items are things are very wearable. None of the items in the kit will go to waste-- I mean, I could always use another black mascara and liner! And the gloss is absolutely gorgeous. I love that it has the yummy watermelon-kiwi (-ish) scent like most YSL lip products do. It also is pretty long lasting for a gloss. I think that's because of the shimmer, which can actually be a bit gritty if you're not used to it. Plus, the Touche Eclat was something I had been lusting over for a while. Added up, the gloss and Touche Eclat are $69!! The kit was $60, so I felt like it was worth it. Plus, did I mention the bag is actually really nice? You could actually get away with carrying it as a clutch. And it's huge! Check out the size of it below-- much larger than I expected.

Yeah, $60 seems a bit pricey, but I feel that it's a great deal for what you get. Definitely if you've been considering the Touche Eclat. You can get this at sephora.com (with free shipping!) or at Sephora stores that sell YSL cosmetics.



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Man Fashion: Men Fashion Trends for 2010

Fashion trends change every season, including in menswear. While it is untrue that clothes make the man, but a person attire do make significant difference to him, especially when it comes to putting together the right outfits for right occasions. The men fashion trends depend not only on the kind of social circle we belong to, but also on the environment we live in and the climate. But being fashionable does not mean that we have to buy all the designers' hottest items, that I mentioned previously in our blog.





From the simple polo shirts, T-shirts, sweaters, jackets to jeans to suits, they are all there in every man's wardrobe, the only change in latest trends may only be few new funky colors and few statements. The trends change, but the basics always remain. So let look how we move on from here. The first step is to play with colors in your primary garments. For office wear, many men tend to choose black and white outfits, because these colors are simple, classic and "safe", but life is not about black and white.



Even though you insist on wearing black, you can add something else or other colors like navy blue, light gray an even purple. Besides wearing a suit or blazer, you can opt for cardigans, which have been popular for a few seasons. Pair a retro-style cardigan over a button-down shirt and tailored pants. For a more casual look, a polo shirt is the best choice, topping the list of shirts. Wear a polo shirt with jeans, or match it with zip-up or hooded jackets.

men fashion trends Jeans are the all-time favorite for just about everybody. One current trend among urban hipsters and young fashionist are skinny jeans, that I talked about previously. Man should walk out of comfort zone, and try out new colors, not only on clothing, but also shoes. try to get some outstanding colors shoes for casual occasions, One last thing is tote bags. You can always opt for a tote bag for casual occasions. Tote bags may be a rather new concept for most men because they're more similar to women's bags. But the fact is there are many manly tote bags now. So don't be shy about using one. The important thing is to use your creativity to mix up things to get what you want. And if you have yet to understand the current trend, just keep it simple.

Mercedes-Benz Dutch Fashion Awards 2009

On Friday the 6th of november the Mercedes-Benz Dutch Fashion Awards were held for the 3rd time. Every year in November an international jury gives the Mercedes-Benz Award to the Dutch high-end fashion label which is most potential for the international fashion market.
This time the Award party was situated in the city of The Hague.

There were 5 Dutch fashion designers being selected with high potentials for the international industry; the nominees for 2009 were: Mada van Gaans, Iris van Herpen, Bas Kosters, Jeroen van Tuyl and Sjaak Hullekes





Real Bride: Lovely Updo Switcheroo







Haskett-Cruz Wedding
Hair by RichieB of Filthy Rich Salon in Baltimore, MD
Photography by Tunji Sarumi Photography
Sent in by the fabulous Onida L. M. Cruz of Opulent Creations Events.

We love our real brides!!!! Keep them coming! :)

Real Bride: Two-Strand Twists




Two-strand natural style with birdcage veil, worn by a real bride. Courtesy of Becky Holladay Photography.

NEW Sigma Makeup Collection Swatches & Full Video Review


*All colors come within their set, in individual compacts. You can pop them out and arrange them however you want in the empty quad that comes with the set. So keep in mind, the placement of my colors in my quads may not match your own.

Smokey Eyes Beauty on the Go Kit
top, l-r: Start Me Up, Shine a Light
bottom, l-r: You Got the Silver, Paint it Black





Neutral Shades Beauty on the Go Kit
top, l-r: Angie, Brown Sugar
bottom, l-r: Brown Eyed Girl, Indian Girl




Fun Colors Beauty on the Go Kit
top, l-r: Sweet Virginia, Lady Jane
bottom, l-r: I got the Blues, Play with Fire






Blush and Highlight
top, l-r: Some Girls (blush), Moon Light Mile (highlight)
bottom, l-r: Not Fade Away, Ruby Tuesday




...I especially love that when you pop out the colors, the shade name is still visible and shows through to the back.

...you can tell I've been enjoying that one! :) It's looking a little loved.

Click here for pricing info and more product details


Video is coming soon! :)