Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winter Beauty Tips :D

For the harsh winter months it's important to protect our skin more than ever! That's why a good moisturizer is essential. I'll recommend one from Clinique

Prices range to $12.50-$50
A good moisturizer is the ultimate base for makeup. It should go in the order of Clean face,Moisturizer,Wait,Primer,Wait then Foundation.Clinique is a wee bit expensive but it truly works!Enriched with Vitamin E to quench thirsty skin;There's lotion and gel for all skin types oily,combination and dry with SPF.

Ever wonder how some women seem to have the glow during this season? It's either: they're in love,pregnant,both or they use highlighters and bronzers!

They're highlighter powder and creams but you can also use gold eyeshadow without sublte to no shimmer to "highlight" your features. Your features can be your cheekbones,brow bone etc. Using a powder/blush brush brush up towards the hairline.

Bronzer like this one from NARS gives a natural glow that's ideal for all skin types

$32;It has a subtle shimmer

Now! What about your beautiful lips? It's crucial to keep them moisturized and looking kissable.Have you noticed the abundance of lip treatment ads lately? I honestly can't recommend you a lip plumper. I'm very blessed in that area but my favorite lip gloss beside the Classic Cherry chapstick is Dylan Candys Bar Lip Saver

They're available in an array of delicious flavors. Small and super cute!

"Winter Wonderland Look"
I came up with this last year on a complete whim. Every time I wear it I get tons of compliments.
What you'll need:
-White Eyeshadow -Eyeliner brush
-Blush -Powder brush
-Primer -Concealer brush
-Pink lipstick or gloss

1) Every artist must work with a clean canvas....After washing your face,apply moisturizer. Wait five minutes before applying an oil free face primer.A face primer sets your makeup for a matte finish.

2) This step is optional.If you regularly use foundation,apply after primer.Wait five minutes for makeup to set and apply concealer with your fingertips or brush to conceal dark spots,dark circles and acne.

3)Now the magic begins. Using an EYELINER brush dip into white eyeshadow and line the upper and lower eyelids.Don't try to make a straight line right away!!! Pace yourself,try making small dots and connect them. Fact:White eyeshadow opens your eyes and appears to make them bigger. Note we're going for a thin line. Be careful not to get the powder in your eyes!

4)Apply mascara,I recommend 4-5 coats. Wipe away excess dust of your face and prepare to apply blush.

5)The correct way to apply blush to SMILE and apply the powder to the "apple of your cheeks" towards your hairline.

6)If you're using lipstick. Line the lips with a pink liner.Moisturize lips with a clear gloss and add lipstick with a lip brush (preferred) than using it straight out the tube. Its better for a softer look.Rub your lips together,fix the edges and pucker UP!

&There you have it :D
**I love rocking bouncy curls with this. The white eyeshadow symbolizes snow,get it?


Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Art at it's highest quality and for H&M? Lovely.

Street Style is back!

New York

The baby pink blouse with a Utilitarian cargo pant gives a outfit a feminine yet tough look.

New York

The mix of textures and prints is a tricky thing. But the leopard cardigan compliments the tee and skirt instead of overwhelming it.


All black =classic not scary. The sheer and flats give it a more casual aesthetic.


How to wear a Camo jacket 101


I love this....I don't know where to start. The two toned hair,the sunglasses,the Cindy Crawford mole. I'm in love:-)


Shawls are a great to throw over and go in the fall and early winter time. As you can see,MEN can pull this off flawlessly.


Louboutins and a cape-Modern day Wonderwoman?


Acrylic sweaters are usually a no but this is an exception. Paired with leggings and peekaboo flats it creates a fun and comfy outfit.

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On a musical note...


"LOUD"-Rihanna's 5th album gives us the tantalizing Urban Pop we crave.And that made the Bajan songstress a household name. With tracks like "What's my name" "Only girl in the world" and "Raining Men" this is definitely another Platinum record for the 22 year old beauty.

"My beautiful dark twisted fantasy"-Kanye West's 5th album is the lovechild of his last album "808's and Heartbreak" and "Late Registration". The controversial rap genius creates the perfect Hip Hop album with tracks like "Blame Game" ft. Kid Cudi and the hit "Runaway" with Pusha T. Mr. West has done it again with perfect sampling,flawless metaphors and melodic delivery.

"Pink Friday"-Nicki Minaj's debut album is full of wacky voices,catchy beats and good lyrics.The worlds of Pop and Hip/Hop-Rap collide on this record. Miss Minaj rose to fame with her many features this year & seemingly simple defeat of conquering the billboard charts without an album. This is truly a treat from the opener "I'm the Best" to super pop bonus tracks like "Girls fall like dominoes". Nicki also has her own pink lipstick from M.A.C. titled "Pink Friday".

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thigh High/Over the knee Boots: Yay or Nay

Louis Vuitton
This may just be one of the biggest fashion debates of all time. Some may shudder at the very thought and others cannot resist the leathery temptation.The only problem is the designers don’t actually care about the implied eroticism of the thigh-high boots. In fact, they are frequently related to eroticism, boot fetishism, prostitutes and professional dominatrices, so it’s a good idea to know how to wear them properly.Sexy is not even the about slightly cheeky aka slutty. But when there's a will there's a WAY!

Emilio Pucci
Ways to wear these boots:
.Long jackets w/skinnies,leggings
.Sweater Dresses
.Off the shoulder sweaters
Also try more demure colors like black, gray, brown, green and tan.Word to the wise ladies 5'4" under shouldn't wear these styles as it will you swallow you and make you look like puss in boots ***Yay,Shrek reference.

Antonio Berardi



I gotta go with...YAY! Proceed with caution

Monday, November 15, 2010

Spotlight: Teo Jasmin

Teo Jasmin is an interior design company which was founded by Angéline
Bailly in 2001. They started to specialize in digital printing on wall
canvas but later on expanded their range of products with cushions and
classic furniture, still using the same digital process on them.
Ever since, Teo Jasmin never stops to amaze us for its creativity. New
collections are launched twice a year. Vintage cars are the stars of the new
collection 2010 with Mini and famous 2CV. Previous and still successful
collections such as the Coca Cola, DC Comics, Beatles, NYC, London and Paris
are still around! Sacs à mains, coussin déco, tableau déco Teo Jasmin.


I LOVE LOVE this company-their designs are nothing like you've EVER seen before. This is definitely for the trendsetters out there :)They specialize in cushions,tables,chairs and handbags!!!
You should add Teo Jasmin on facebook & twitter:
For my Non french speaking followers,google Teo Jamsin to translate the page!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Latest from Echo: Kindle & Nook Cases

These Kindle & Nook cases come in an array of colors and prints. Cases are also avaible for the I-pad! No more plain cases!

Prices range from $48-58$;Link to Echo :Digital Reader Cases