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Monday, July 30, 2012

Shopping is a Team Sport - My Favorite Online Sites!





The summer Olympics offer some great entertainment, but it's hard when my iPad is sitting next to me not to be lured into my personal favorite event, online shopping, while I'm watching "you know who" in the pool!



Maybe "fab abs" along with "power shopping" should be added to the rosters! One thing's for sure, I've been impressing the UPS guy with my stats and my hubby would tell you I'm well on my way toward winning the World Title in this arena ... although I do know a few girls who could give me quite a bit of healthy competition! Today I share with you my winning online sites and a few current obsessions so that you can bring home the Gold everyday too!


Madewell diamond shirt $45









Gap










LOFT graphic prints

ASOS wedges $66




ZARA orange/red combo




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Friday, July 27, 2012

Orange You Glad It's Summertime :)




After my interview on ABC's Morning Blend last week so many of you asked what I was wearing again... which got me to thinking that I had some advice in the style department to share too so here it is! The shoes were a giveaway from my girlfriend's closet, by BCBG, from a few years back but I have created a tutorial on how to make them and you can find the link at the end of this post.

●► But, in case you missed it ... here is the Melt-Proof Makeup Interview from Wednesday. Learn how to wear bronzer, cheek stains and I reveal the biggest secret of all {and most often skipped} way to longer lasting makeup in the sweltering heat. Plus I show you what to do with your melted lipstick that got left in the car!












 Eyelet Dress: Chelsea & Violet 
Sunnies: Fendi {Similar style Here
Shoes: BCBG {DIY seed bead tutorial coming soon! Base shoe HERE for $14.99}
Cartier gold Pasha watch {Similar Style Here} and NOIR pyramid bracelet
Must have summer straw tote: Vintage Kate Spade {loving this one at Nordstroms}

DIY TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE THESE CUTIE PIE SHOES YOURSELF {HERE}

To learn more model's secrets to looking your best and taking your best photos check out my new book Face This: Real advice from real models, photographers and makeup artists on how to become Picture Perfect! Available for just $7.99 on Kindle, Nook and iTunes. Also as paperback from Amazon.com


Monday, July 16, 2012

Using Bronzer to Contour a Slimmer Face : Kim Kardashian cast as makeup artist!





No matter how you feel about Kim's drama filled life - she is a girl that knows how to put her best face on for the camera and in this interview she shares her secret for flawless beauty photos.



Kim K becomes makeup artist in order to show her tips on contouring ... and her muse is the editor of Harper's Bazaar, Laura Brown. The products are the wrong colors for Laura but the technique is spot on when it comes to illustrating the how-to's of how to contour for a slimmer looking face.

Using bronzer to contour in all the right places is what Kim says has led tabloids to accuse her of countless plastic surgeries. The "3" method is exactly the way you should be doing it too, but be sure to blend and use the right shade for your skin tone.

If you aren't using a bronzer yet you should definitely be adding it to your beauty rountine! Not only will it give you that sun kissed glow during the summer, but it's a perfect product to use for contouring the skinny into your face! Think about the days you've been at the beach and how that little bit of a tan makes your eyes pop and your teeth look whiter. You just FEEL prettier.  Kim does a great way showing us the "3" method to sculpting along the hairline and under the cheekbones - like her or not, she is giving you straight up, great beauty advice here.

Bronzer has gotten a bad rap in the past as giving women a fake - baked on look. This happens when you apply it all over, so if you are using it for warmth apply it only to the high points of the face where the sun naturally hits you : forehead, high cheekbones, chin and nose.

Powders are the easiest to use and I really like the ones with different shades that you swirl together with a brush. To keep bronzer looking real, use a big fluffy brush and apply lightly, if you use too much product it will pack on too much color and look like the stripe that Kim made on Laura's face. Keep a light touch and go over the area again until you get the look you like.

Everyone's face can benefit from sweeping a little bit of bronzer underneath their chin to eliminate the double chin look and don't forget to hit the earlobes if you're wearing your hair back to keep from looking like dumbo with big white ears sticking out from your perfectly tanned face.

CHECK out my post on HOW TO DePUFF and CONCEAL UNDEREYE CIRCLES !



To learn more model's secrets to looking your best and taking your best photos check out my new book Face This: Real advice from real models, photographers and makeup artists on how to become Picture Perfect! Available for just $7.99 on Kindle, Nook and iTunes. Also as paperback from Amazon.com