May 30, 2011
I absolutely admired the fashion at the Billboard Music Awards this year so I've decided to share with you guys the ones I liked. Which stunning star do you think rocked their look the best?
May 24, 2011
Vanessa Hudgens was seen wearing a single, bold, multicolored feather earring as she arrives at LAX Airport.The piece is an Edge of Urge original handmade by Jessie Williams.
"Cluster flocks feather single earrings with feather and charm detail. This earring comes attached with sterling silver hoop and a hand stamped "eou" tag. These will vary slightly, since they are hand made. Comes in: LAX luxe (turquoise, green, brown, black and white, burgundy, long and short feathers, silver shark tooth charm on string)"
Wanna get into the whole feather earring trend? Get this gorgeous one at Edgeofurge.com !
|Check out below to find out what singing sensation Tori Kelly must have in her purse !|
Five (5) things I must have in my purse are:
1. Makeup bag
2. Cell Phone
5. Camera - you never know when you might need to capture a special moment :)
Follow Tori on Twitter ! - http://twitter.com/torikelly
May 21, 2011
|Sparkle & Fade Pique Bustier|
|Ronny Lace Bustier Top|
|Material Girl Denim Bustier|
|Louise Gray for ASOS Denim Bustier|
May 18, 2011
While doing my regular online browsing, I came across these unique earrings. They were created by Tiffany B. Chanel who is a stylist and designer. She uses peacock feathers, suede and even swarovski crystals to make these pieces what they are, one-of-a-kind! Don't you agree?
They're reasonably priced too with prices ranging from just $30 to $45 !
Head on over to tiffanybchanel.com & get your pair !
May 17, 2011
1. My Skittles chapstick (cherry flavoured) - Well, I'm still in high school and our administration is strict on the "no makeup rule" so I have to tone it down. :( I must admit that it has a tint of red in it but *shhh ;)
2. My perfectly pink Estee Lauder lipgloss - *ahem... I stole it from my mommy because it's absolutely stunning! I'm depressed because I can't find it at this moment and I want to tell you the exact name. Sorry :'(
3. Covergirl WATERPROOF mascara - So the thing is, I cry when I laugh. Not any little tears either! I’m always laughing so it's inevitable therefore I love love love waterproof make up. :) ♥
4. Blushhhhhh! - I adore blush. I think it's a major sign of femininity. If you haven't realised by now, I am indeed a girly girl! I love pink, make up, heels, PAGEANTS, glitter & the whole works! Note to boys reading this: You're missing out on the good stuff :P
5. Liquid eyeliner pen - So I've tried pencils & the "brush" one but pens take the cake! The precision is great.
6. Sunblock - My mother has instilled this in me. (Thanks mama!) The sun is an amazing thing but it can also damage your skin. I appreciate skin products with high SPF.
7. Gold, silver, blue, black & purple eyeshadow – These are my must-have colours in my palette. I’m trying to condense otherwise I’d say every colour eye shadow (I like variety). :$
8. Hot pink nailpolish – If I was supposed to choose a beauty product to represent who I am then this would be it. It’s so bold & va va voom which reminds me of myself. Again I repeat, I’m a girly girl & I’m proud! :D :P
9. A good personality- The above products can only enhance your outer beauty but you must remember to enhance your inner beauty as well. No matter how great you look on the outside, you cannot embody the term “beautiful” unless your personality is a good one.
10. A smile! :D - *cheeeseeeee* - A smile is a great way to show your confidence and appreciation for life. So turn that frown upside down & (8) Girl, you’ll be killin em! ;)
P.S. Thanks for this feature Ash :) & to all the readers: *a dash of love* ♥
Ashleigh: When did your love for makeup begin?
Cindi Marvelous: Growing up in New York by Jamaican parents they wanted me to be a disciplined child. I was sent to a private Catholic school and I was not allowed to wear makeup until the age of 18...yeah right! The girls would put on their makeup in the bathroom before school and take it off before going home. I started doing the same and did my friends makeup from there. I would have gotten away with it too if my mom didn't pick me up from school early one day and caught me fully made up. Lol. Since then I fell in love making people feel good about looking good!
Ashleigh: How did you get started in your career of becoming a makeup artist and what tips do you have for others who aspire the same thing?
Cindi Marvelous: I kind of fell into it I guess. After I graduated High school I was going to school for Hospitality Management and got a job working at the headquarters Marriott in Maryland. It was an ok job but it was just a job. I was miserable going to work everyday, So I looked for something else. I always put my best face forward and looked professional at all times. So while walking through the mall I asked a lady in J.C. Penny where was human resources. Turn out she was the store manager, she asked me if I was looking for a job and hired me almost on the spot as the entire cosmetics department manager just based on how I carried myself. I told her I never applied makeup professionally on anyone before and she told me to fake it till I make it, and that's what I did. Till this day those words are always at the back of my mind. Since then I have worked many years for retail cosmetic lines like Iman, Clinique, Lancome`, Clarins, Estee` Lauder, and M.A.C. My advice to aspiring artist is to love what you do.Be able to take criticism and learn from it. Practice. Try different things. Think outside the box. Never stop learning. Try to be better than the best. Always LOOK like you know what you are doing!!! Image is everything in this industry and you are your biggest advertiser!
Ashleigh: What is the toughest part of your job?
Cindi Marvelous: Honestly there is no tough part. I love what I do and because it is my passion not a job to me, I have fun doing it.
Ashleigh: What’s a typical day like for you?
Cindi Marvelous: No two days are the same. Mostly I work on the weekends so during the week I do a lot of networking, trial runs for brides or special occasions and shopping for the next hottest trend in the beauty world.
Ashleigh: What celebs have you been working with recently?
Cindi Marvelous: My most recent celeb I worked with was actress Gabrielle Union for her and her boyfriend, Dwyane Wade's New Years eve party on Star Island in South Beach, Miami.
Ashleigh: What are your favourite makeup/cosmetics brands to work with?
Cindi Marvelous: I love M.A.C., Dior, Bobbi Brown, Benefit, Chanel, Clarins skin care, AVEDA and Dermablend.
Ashleigh: If we peeked inside your makeup kit what would we find?
Cindi Marvelous: All of the above brands in lip, eye, cheek and face colors. Most def. straws (so as not to smear lipstick), a sewing kit with safety pins, nail polish, file and remover, an airbrush machine, brushes, sanitizer, lashes, weave glue, smelling salt, AVEDA Blue Calming Oil. I always expect the unexpected and anticipate problems before they arise.
Ashleigh: What’s the one beauty item you can’t live without?
Cindi Marvelous: My M.A.C. wipes! They are a great, quick, and easy way for cleansing, prepping, removing makeup while moisturizing the skin and cleaning up any mistakes around the eye application area.
Ashleigh: What is your favourite make-up tip that can be used by all women?
Cindi Marvelous: Blend Blend Blend! Invest in a blending brush like M.A.C. 217 . Any combination of complimentary colored shadow will look great once you properly BLEND them together.
Ashleigh: What’s next in your career?
Cindi Marvelous: I want to win an academy award for makeup artistry in a couple of years (You have to have a dream or you won't have a dream come true). So I want to learn all there is and more about the industry. Learning never ends. I recently graduated from the AVEDA Institute South Florida for cosmetology. I will be attending the Joe Blasco School of makeup artistry in Hollywood, C.A. to learn prosthetics, aging and special effects makeup artistry. After that I would love to work in movies and on to my dream.
Ashleigh: Where can we find your work and contact you?
Cindi Marvelous: My website http://www.makeupartistcindimarvelous.com/
Love & Lipstick, Cindi Marvelous
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|This heavy duty necklace is THE statement piece of the century. Industrial strength chain twisted in between a strand of fools gold and thin copper chain makes this one hell of a necklace. The dark chains and gritty stones is what makes this piece of bling perfect to toughen up any look !|
May 5, 2011
Yes I said it...lol. Reading can be fun too you know! Plus, what's more relaxing than reading a good book at the beach, by the pool, or even at home when there's nothing interesting happening on television? To make your life much easier, here are 3 books you can purchase (or if you already have but haven't read yet) to read during your summer holidays!
1. Priceless Inspirations by Antonia Carter
|On her hit television show 'Tiny and Toya', Antonia 'Toya' Carter seems to be living the good life: she has a beautiful home, good friends, and is pursuing her dreams in fashion design. But hers has been a life of peaks and valleys. Abandoned by her parents as a child, she was passed from family member to family member as her mother sank deeper into her drug addiction. Feeling unloved and unwelcomed, Toya fell into the arms of a 15-year-old rising musical star—Dwayne Michael Carter, known these days as the rapper 'Lil Wayne'-- and ended up pregnant at the tender age of 14.|
In Priceless Inspiration, Toya takes the reader through the pain of being a teenage mother struggling to raise a child while still a child herself—without the benefit of the guidance of her own mother. Using the words she recorded in the journals she kept as a teen—and the wisdom she has gained in the years since—Toya bares her own struggles, using them to offer young women real and heartfelt understanding and advice about sex, relationships, motherhood and growing up. (Borders.com)
Buy this book: Priceless Inspirations by Antonia Carter
2. Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel by Candace Bushnell
|Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it—the crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream. |
This sequel to The Carrie Diaries brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country "sparrow"—as Samantha Jones dubs her—to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realizes that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined.
With her signature wit and sparkling humor, Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small-town girl into one of New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw. (Amazon.com)
Buy this book: Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel by Candace Bushnell
3. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
|From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray comes the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island. Teen beauty queens. A Lost-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to emall. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count. (Amazon.com)|