Celebrity Inspired Make Up: Kim K!

Her face is iconic, and her skin is porcelain… Kim Kardashian’s make up is always on point! A friend (thanks Rachel!) sent in this pic of her, along with the fab idea of doing this make up look! Here it is, and product list below! Of everything listed, my favorites that I recommend are the 2 lip colors (1 lipstick and 1 gloss), the liquid foundation, and the dusting makeup brush!!!! (I got it on a QVC deal, but found a link where you can buy the brush alone.) Enjoy, and go have fun trying a new look!

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THE PRODUCTS: WHAT I WORE

 Don’t forget… Your SMILE IS ALWAYS YOUR BEST ACCESSORY!

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A Black Tie Affair

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I have been VERY EXCITED to share this GORGEOUS Jovani couture gown with you!!! Added bonus: It’s my hubby’s debut on the blog! Well, his photo that is. We had an amazing time with my family, for a black tie evening. I love this floor-length sparkler, styled with a formal updo, and diamond jewels. {I did my own hair and make up.} This is yet another ensemble from our glamorous, fun Thanksgiving vacation! I love David’s modern take on black tie formal, going with a dark grey, charcoal and black combo. I love him so much!!!

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Always remember, fashionistas, your BEST accessory is a true and genuine smile!!!

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Getting Your Best Hair Cut!!

I cannot say it enough: The KEYS to a fab hairstyle are healthy hair AND a great haircut!!! A hair cut completely transforms how a person looks.

Some people rock several different lengths, colors and styles, á la Emma Stone or Jessica Biel. Others look fierce with a tried and true hairstyle, with hints of variation every now and then- like Sofia Vergara and Blake Lively!

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I am part of the latter group: A consistent style through the years, with hints of changes! Pics of my most recent cut **THANK YOU ISABEL, MY STYLIST**!!!

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20130922-103040.jpgI will take be sure to take photos from the front next time.

THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR YOUR NEXT HAIRCUT:

1. Be SPECIFIC about what you want. Don’t be afraid to communicate. Too many people leave it up to the stylist, and are disappointed with the results. They aren’t mind readers!
2. BRING PHOTOS! Give visual examples of what you want! Look below for ideas of who to bring photos of.
3. Ask for a haircut that will look good strait, wavy and/or curled. Most people overlook this detail.
4. If your stylist doesn’t do what you ask for…don’t feel bad about moving on to someone else! Ask your friends for a good referral.

CELEB HAIR EXAMPLES: Google these stars’ hair for pics to show your stylist (example: “Jennifer Aniston hair”).

SHORT HAIR:

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-Julianne Hough
-Katie Holmes
-Emma Thompson

MEDIUM HAIR:

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-Jennifer Aniston
-Jessica Biel
-Carrie Underwood

LONG HAIR:

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-Jenna Dewan Tatum
-Blake Lively
-Jennifer Lopez

This is how my hair looks styled from the front. Photo by Arina Borodina.

20130922-115538.jpgThank you so much for reading!!! Submit any hair or beauty questions, and I will get back to them!

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick!

It’s definitely a berry lipstick kind of day! I love that it matches the piping on my dance leotard, & it’s such a happy color!

20130918-074727.jpgDETAILS: LIPSTICK: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Couture// MASCARA: MAC Zoom Lash in black & Covergirl Lashblast Volume in very black waterproof // Not wearing any bottom eye liner & mascara for a fresh, wide-awake look // HAIR: Natural texture, no blowout.

Now about this LIPSTICK!!! I say this with total seriousness: The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick & Lipgloss are the absolute BEST drug store lipstick & gloss I’ve ever bought! 100%!!!!! The best! I only bought the matching berry colors to try it out, but I will certainly get more in the future.

20130918-082930.jpgThis is just as amazing as high end designer lipsticks. I almost never like drug store lipstick as much as the “expensive stuff.” In fact, this lipstick makes me NOT like any of my other drug store lipsticks anymore, because it’s SO GOOD! Soft, truly lustrous almost like a gloss, brilliant color, goes on smooth & lasts a long time. The gloss is soft, not sticky, & very shiny. I love it!!!!!! Definitely get some for yourself in the color of your choice.

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SUPER Fun LBD!

20130906-202431.jpgI absolutely love this LBD! Such a fun fit-and-flare cut. I styled it with a voluminous pony tail and fabulous statement necklace, for a polished look.

A lot of people asked where my dress was from, and I almost didn’t want to tell them! It was such a steal from TARGET! I should have gotten two of them because it was so inexpensive. Necklace is from Forever 21 ($9.00).

You could style this dress a million different ways- casual, dressy, you name it! It’s an amazing closet staple!

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What I Wore Today

Today I wore this quilted white leather jacket, black top, army green pants and heels. The weather was finally cool enough to wear this glam jacket; I like the zipper pocket details and wrist buttons. I accessorized with the “J Crew Venus Flytrap Necklace.” Hope this gives you an idea for your next casual, fun outfit!

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20130720-220836.jpgHair, make up or outfit questions? I would love to answer them!

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Hair of the Day: Beautiful Curly!!

Recently I did a post on wavy curls. I showed you a pic that I did starting with strait hair and then curling it. Here I started with my hair naturally curly and added the vavavoom with the hair tool I showed you in THIS blog post. Check it out!!! Here’s the final result:

20130608-071401.jpg Remember, hold the hair in 1-2 inch sections and hold for “8 fast seconds”…randomly twist the hair around the barrel in different directions for an extra wild look. Love you, Hair Divas!

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Coral Dress // Day & Night

I got a great question last week: Where do I buy day dresses? My favorite stores for day dresses are: Forever 21 (inexpensive & trendy), Ardeb B. (if you hit a good sale you can really strike fashion gold), Bebe (pricey, but the quality is BEYOND) and Loehmann’s (I’m a BARGAIN HUNTER so this is my mother-ship; best high-end brands for unbeatable prices).

Here’s the maxi look I wore on Friday in Beverly Hills & LA. I had a dance competition for all my awesome dance teams. My outfit had to be comfortable and functional! The key to daily style is mixing inexpensive pieces with high end pieces to make a complete, fab look.

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After running around ALL day, and getting all of our dancers situated it was time for evening competition. I took the hair down and volumized to change it up for a night look.

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These earrings are AWESOME with so many different outfits. I always feel glam in them!!! Kendra Scott is easily my favorite jewelry designer. Here’s a pic of the Danielle earrings from her blog (this is not my photo- visit blog.kendrascott.com) KENDRA SCOTT WEBSITE HERE

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Lisa Vanderpump (RHOBH) has these earrings too! Here are my white mother of pearl earrings up close.

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Be sure to tell me some of your favorite day dress looks! I love seeing how people put their fashions together. And WERK the look!

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P.S. For those of you wondering, my dance teams all did amazing and placed in top 3!