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  • Summer is my favorite season but when it comes to fashion and makeup Fall is where it's at! The most trendy and styled clothing paired with makeup looks I can actually where in public and feel good about. Fall / Winter 2014 is probably my favorite so far with metallics, illuminated skin tones, better bold lips and faint eyeshadow eyes leading the way. Which is your favorite look?


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    PIXI by Petra
    Mesmerizing Mineral Palette - Emerald Gold
    www.pixibeauty.com 

    jane iredale
    Signature Gilded Collection 24-Karat Gold Dust

    Tip: Mix 24k with your favorite moisturizer or liquid foundation to appear instantly refreshed.

    For a foiled eye makeup look, spritz your brush, and apply by pressing onto the eyelid.

    www.janeiredale.com 
  • Illuminated skin certified fabulous makeup fall winter 2014 trends beautyDull skin is not in this winter and the illuminated look carries over from summer into the colder seasons! I am grateful this is staying around because I love the look of illumination on certain areas of my face to make me look more awake, alive and glowing! It would be hard for me to give this up in style or not anyway :)

    The Rimmel London 3D lip glosses are INCREDIBLE!!! Don't mistaken these for ordinary glosses...somehow they did create them to be 3D and the dimensions looks FAB on the lips! It's like comparing a glass window with stained glass one...no comparison, right? I wore the Popcorn for Two color for a wedding I was in over the summer...flawless!

    jane iredale

    Fall 2014 20th Anniversary City Nights Makeup Collection
    - Celebrate Limited Edition Eye Shadow Trio Palette
    - Purple and Green Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in Green and Purple
    - PureMoist Lipstick in Katerina
    - PureGloss Lip Gloss in Kir Royale

    Jane commented on this collection and what the 20th anniversary means to her:

    When I started the company I had one product, Amazing Base, and with it launched the whole new category of mineral makeup. We are celebrating this milestone with new innovations and will continue to deliver personal, uplifting beauty that is as good for the skin as it is beautiful to wear. I know the next 20 years will be even more incredible than the last!” – Jane Iredale

    www.janeiredale.com 

    Rimmel London
    Stay Glossy 3D Lip Gloss - Love at the Movies & Popcorn for Two
    http://us.rimmellondon.com

    Anastasia Beauty
    Illumin8 With Youthful Synergy Complex Eye Shadow Palette - #4 Carnival
    www.amazon.com

    NYX
    Makeup Setting Spray - Dewey Finish
    www.nyxcosmetics.com

  • bold berry and wine lips with light eye shadow beauty trends fall winter 2014 certified fabulousThis is one of my top fave looks! The minimal / sheer eyeshadow with no eyeliner is SO easy to create (especially when waking up late!) and it actually looks great while also highlighting eyes in a more natural way that really does make them pop! Who can resist that gorgeous Chantecaille Save the Bees palette?? Not only are the colors fabulous, but they give 5% of proceeds from the Save the Bees Palette to The Xerces Society to help protect bees and our environment! 

    The bold lip just adds to the look, finishing it off and completing it. It's elegant edgy and I'm crazy about it! I adore the MUA Lip Stain! The colors are beautiful and bold and hydrating with serious staying stain power! 



    Palladio
    High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm - Blooming Berry

    Palladio
    Herbal Lip Lacquer - Tahiti Plum
    www.palladiobeauty.com 


    MUA Makeup Academy
    Lip Stain - Wine & Magenta
    http://muapro.com


    Chantecaille Beauté
    Save the Bees Palette
    www.chantecaille.com 
  • metallic eyes with bold long lasting lips certified fabulous fall winter 2014 beauty trends runwayThe COVERGIRL Outlast All Day Lip Color has perfect pigment with serious staying power...no dry, flaky lips either! In fact to test their claim of 24 hour power I left it on with out washing it off and when I woke up it did in fact stand up to the 24 hours and beyond! I hate touchups, so with this all you had to do to freshen up was add the moisturizing top coat that is basically like applying chapstick and your are good to go! Also, my new go-to eye makeup shadow look is here again only in true shimmery metallic tones!

    Palladio Silk FX palettes are idea for these looks! For crazy affrdable prices it's worth buying them all! 


    Palladio
    Silk FX Eyeshadow - BOUDOIR CHIC & DEBUTANTE
    www.palladiobeauty.com 


    COVERGIRL
    Outlast All Day Lip Color - Ruby Reflection, Cinnamon Stick & Naturalist
    www.covergirl.com 
  • long lashes fake mascara certified fabulous beauty trends fall winter 2014

    Boots
    No7 Stay Perfect Mascara - Black

    Contains unique tubular technology for long-lasting, life-proof lash perfection up to 24 hours. 
    Each eyelash is individually wrapped with a special film that creates tiny elastic tubes around your lashes for greater volume and length. The easy-to-use lash wrap brush separates and coats every lash with a flexible formula from root to tip. When you are ready to remove, simply wash off with warm water.

    Up to 24hour wear. Smudge Proof, Flake Proof, Humidity proof, Tear Proof, Sweat Proof.

    * Wow...my new go-to mascara...coats lashes individually without clumping them together....lashes look so perfect you might be asked if they are real or not! LOVE IT!

    Boots
    No7 Stay Precise Felt Tip Eye Liner - Black

    Boots
    No7 Stay Precise Liquid Eye Liner - Black
    http://us.boots.com

    KISS
    Halloween Lash Dress
    www.kissusa.com 

    * Tip: These are out for Halloween only, so buy them up while they last! These are the most natural lashes I have seen and used, I actually used the Devil lashes in a wedding I was in over the summer :)
  • reverse cat eye makeup beauty trends certified fabulous fall winter 2014
    Another of top fave looks! I've been rocking this out already and I love how sexy and simple it is to create! I put a nude or white tone shadow on my top lid with shades from the Too Faced: Boudoir EyesThen I take the Mary Kay black eyeliner and draw back and forth across the water line until it creates a thick line under my lash line. I then trace the line into the inner corner and a bit on the top inner corner of my lid. Then extend the line out away from the outter corner to create the cat eye. To lock in the look I will use the Mary Kay Gel Liner for a "wet" look or I will take the French Tickler color in the Boudoir Eyes palette and cover the eyeliner line, which also creates a smokey look. Mary Kay has a great makeup setting spray I use after this is all applied. 

    Palladio
    Herbal Matte Blush - Berry Pink
    www.palladiobeauty.com 

    Mary Kay
    Eyeliner - Black

    Mary Kay
    Gel Eyeliner With Expandable Brush Applicator - Black

    Mary Kay At Play
    Triple Layer Tinted Balm - Pink Again (Sheer)
    www.marykay.com 

    Too Faced
    Boudoir Eyes - SOFT AND SEXY SHADOW COLLECTION

    Too Faced
    Lip Injection Extreme
    www.toofaced.com 
  • Fresh faced makeup beauty trends fall winter 2014 certified fabulousIncredible foundation! The magic is truly all about the special brush design! I believe that foundation is best applied with your fingers and the heat of your hands, especially since when I use brushes the foundation seems to absorb more in the brush than on my skin...but that never happened with this amazing bareSkin foundation brush! Flawless! The makeup applied fast and easy with the brush and the foundation covered imperfections while leaving a light glow to my face. I LOVE this product!!!

    Bare Escentuals
    bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation with Broad Spectrum SPF 20
    www.bareescentuals.com 

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  • MORE METALLICS
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  • Perfect Eyeliner Eyes
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  • BE BOLD - FAKE IT
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  • Subtle Color Pop
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  • Metallic Lips!
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  • Blue & Purple Lips!
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With the warm weather finally settling in, I'm sure you're getting ready for those summer nights out. Usually, this means you'll want a new outfit, or two... I love shopping just as much as the next girl, but I can't afford to shop as much as I would like. I like to get a new dressy number every once in a while; it makes your night out a tad bit more exciting. Wearing new clothes tends to have that effect... So luckily, I've been introduced to Ami Clubwear. This site has so many options for affordable & cute clothing, that you're bound to find something you like! And you'll like the price tag too. 

There are plenty of club-worthy outfits on this site, but if the club isn't your thing, and you're just looking for a cute dress, don't shy away from this site. As I mentioned, there are so many styles, that you can find a dress for many occasions for this summer! Here are a couple dresses I tried and how you can style them this summer!

Ami Clubwear blue and white dress croppedI love this dress for nights out/summer parties! The accessory options are endless! Plus, chunky sandals heels are bound to make this a knockout outfit. Also, add a statement red necklace, and you have a stylish (not at all cheesy) fourth of July outfit!

This second dress is very pretty in pink. I would combine this with a soft pink heel (with this dress it will help elongate your legs!), and then add some edge with sharp angled earrings and a bold black clutch. Of course, a dark smoky eye will take this outfit up a notch and have you ready for trouble!

dress cropI wouldn't necessarily think I would find these two dresses on a site for "club wear" but that's one of the reasons I like AMI Club Wear! There are so many affordable styles on this site that I'm sure you'll find plenty of new options for this upcoming summer season! 

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Everyone wants to know what the hair and beauty trends are going to be this summer. I had the pleasure of speaking with Lisha Lee to find out what she thinks.  If you don’t know Lisha Lee she is the owner and creator of Hair Insanity and Lisha Lee Cosmetics. The brand’s luxury hair entity, Hair Insanity, offers exquisite Virgin Indian, Malaysian, Brazilian Hair, and European Couture, worn by women all around the world. Taking pride in offering luxury hair at super affordable prices, Hair Insanity is light in weight and fabulously supple. Hair Insanity offers 100% raw and unprocessed hair with vibrant natural flow and movement.

Available in a variety of lengths from 12 inches to 28 inches, Hair Insanity is chemical free, known for enhancing the color, length, and texture of natural hair without damaging natural hair, offering a flawlessly opulent refined weave or extension style. Unlike most virgin hair brands, Hair Insanity  is non-shedding, tangle-free, and effortlessly manageable; guaranteed to last up to a year! In addition, Hair Insanity also offers a line of fashionable, graphic tees and specialty joggers, all designed by Lisha Lee.

What are the hair trends for spring/summer? Color is coming back again. Blondes and some reds.  Lisha says you will be seeing a lot of body waves and exotic looks.

combo hair pic Lisha Lee

Lisha Lee Cosmetics is your source for the latest trends in women’s cosmetics. A premiere women’s online cosmetic boutique, Lisha Lee Cosmetics is passionate about providing women with the latest and most stylish cosmetics and accessories. Lisha Lee Cosmetics takes trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk, empowering women to make a statement, explore new looks, and flaunt their own creativity and individuality. Inspired to be confident, unique and accomplished, Lisha Lee Cosmetics gives you scientifically-advanced formulas, revolutionary textures and up-to-the-minute, trendsetting shades effortlessly, affordably, beautifully. 

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Whether you’re considering a new cut, color or style, Mario Russo, owner and lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston, has the 411 on what’s hot this spring. Having worked in the hair industry for over three decades, Mario knows how to spot a trend, so he’s compiled his picks for what to expect this season. Hint: Pass the scissors

Hello, Bob!
The bob is continuing to take the hair world by storm…and it is back with a vengeance! Both ends of the hair spectrum are going for the stylized bob. Those with pixie cuts are growing them out for a chin length bob, while those with long hair are chopping off inches for the long-bob. If your hair is curly or wavy, don’t let that deter you from this look; volume and texture get along great!

Tip: If you’re a little hesitant about taking the bob plunge, Mario suggests asking your stylist to create a faux-bob at the length you are considering. This will give you a better idea of what it will look like and help you make a choice with no regrets. Plus, a faux bob is a fun style to rock for your next special occasion!
Emma Roberts and reece withgerspoon certified fabulous celebrity hair styles the bob
Sleek & Sophisticated
For a while, hair straighteners were just the opposite of sleek & sophisticated --- instead they were being used for curls and waves, but this spring think sexy and straight. The beach waves have had a great run and textured blowouts are surely not out for good, but as indicated from the Spring 2014 runway shows, a shiny and polished ‘do, whether it’s down or in a pony, is spring’s “it” style. The sleek and straight look can always be worn numerous ways; with a side part or a center part, swept to the side, tucked behind the ears or slicked back.

Tip: A boar bristle paddle brush will help you master the shiny and sleek look and a heat protectant spray like Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray is a very important step when creating this look, since you will be blow-drying and then straightening. Lots of protection is needed for lots of heat application!
ALLISON-WILLIAMS and vanessa h certified fabulous mario russo hair styles sleek

Mono-what?
For color, expect to see just one this season says Mario; no, this doesn’t mean everyone is going blonde for the spring, it means hair color will be monochromatic. Instead of two tones like the popular ombre, hair color will be very rich in one, single color without any highlights. The blondes will be getting blonder to the point of platinum, the brunettes will go with a rich, deep espresso hue and red heads will lean towards an auburn shade. Don’t let this color trend bore you, this type of hue produces shiny hair that looks healthy and natural!

Tip: A gloss is the best way to go if you are unsure about committing to one color, because it is not permanent and it is less harmful on your hair. It also adds lots of beautiful shine!

 zoe saldana and emma stone mario russo certified fabulous hairstyles 


Mario Russo Bio PhotoMario Russo, Owner & Lead Stylist at Salon Mario Russo

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1. First, begin with dry hair.


2. Start by using the L'Oréal Professionnel HAIRCHALK and brush or rub pigment onto hair in one inch pieces. Try focusing the color onto the ends of hair for a gentle ombre effect.


3. Next, comb through your hair to evenly spread the pigment.


4. Finally, blow-dry pigmented area on a low setting to set the color.


5. To style, curl your hair using a two inch curling iron and set with Kerastase Resistance Double Force Hairspray.

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I'm slowly starting to pull more spring like pieces from my wardrobe as the weather is even slower in warming up. Needless to say, I'm ready to embrace the spring trends. One easy on-trend style to follow right now is spring denim! Now you may wear jeans all year long, but that doesn't mean you can't embrace denim a little differently this spring. I have three light and easy denim ideas that will make you all the more stylish this spring.

The Boyfriend Jean

Boyfriend Jean

Break away from your tight skinny jeans from this winter and go for a relaxed, cooler vibe with the boyfriend jean. This jean makes the perfect casual weekend style, but can also easily be dressed up with the right accessories. Pair with an equally comfy loose sweater and add bright or decorative flats, a chic purse, and simple studs or jewelry for an effortlessly cool and comfortable look!

The Jean Jacket

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Spring NYFW Makeup Trends 2014 certified fabulous

Spring NYFW Makeup Trends 2014 page 2 certified fabulous

 


TIPS:

1. For bold liner on your lower water line and extending a tad in the inner corner and continue extending out of the outer corners like a cat-eye NYX: Slim Eye Pencil in Electric Blue is the perfect tool. You can line the the top lid slightly inward from the outer corner to achieve a fuller looking cat-eye. Use the NYX: Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Gumdrop and cover the entire top lid softly. Finish with a lengthening mascara. www.nyxcosmetics.com 

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Get the Look with SORME treatment cosmetics

GET THE LOOK:

 1) SORMÉ Treatment Cosmetics: Fresh Start Anti-Aging Under Foundation Makeup Enhancer - This light, fast-drying formula instantly evens out skin discolorations, smoothes skin texture, and fills in fine lines and wrinkles so that makeup goes on evenly and lasts far longer without touch ups. A powerful blotting ingredient holds up to 10 times its weight in oils for a shine-free, poreless finish. Super antioxidants of Green Tea, Grape Seed Extract, and Pomegranate help repair free radical damage. Hyaluronic Acid keeps skin hydrated without oils. I loved how fluid and easy this product went on and my skin felt fabulous after application! 

2) SORMÉ Treatment Cosmetics: Long Lasting Blush -A flush of color makes your skin come alive and gives a youthful look of innocent blushing. Soft, matte formula glides over cheeks smoothly for a natural, even finish. 

* This blush color works perfectly as a fall contour instead of blush. A little goes a long way, but if you over-do you can always blend and if you need to add powder to tone down the color.  

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Fall is just around the corner and it is time to start switching out your makeup colors for the new season! Whether you are trying out a new hair color or the hottest new makeup palette, you want to make sure that the makeup color you choose is right for you.

Rachel Gangemi, a celebrated brow expert and makeup specialist at the acclaimed Valery Joseph Salon, shares her tips for matching the right makeup for your hair color to ensure it stands out:

  • Platinum blondes should stick to the cooler tones. Stay away from copper and orangey colors. Choose cooler colors for eyes (silver or taupe). Pinks and blue-reds for lips and cheeks balance the hair shade best.
  • Golden blondes should choose peaches and pinks for cheeks/lips. Mauves, pinks and purples are good for eyes.
  • Beach blondes (with warmer highlights) need warmer tones like honey and caramel. Golden colors are also very nice. These colors are good for eyes, cheeks and lips.
  • Dark haired people have a larger color palette to choose from. Berries, wines, burgundies, mauves, plums and even lighter shades of pinks and metallics are all good for lips. Eyes shades like navy blue, grays and purple enhance the eye color. You can even go darker with brown and black for a smokey look.
  • All hair colors can wear a smokey eye. You just use shade for your color. Darker hair shades can go a little more dramatic.

 

For Fall/Winter Makeup trends, Rachel notes what will be “in” this season:

  •          Cat- eyes are huge
  •          Orangey and copper tones on eyes
  •          All shades of purple (deep, brownish purple, purple and plums)are big this season on eyes
  •          Pearly, glittery smokey eyes and dark smokey eyes have been all over the runway
  •          Grays - misty soft washes of gray all over the eye 
  •          Lips are all over from deep semi stains in wine, red or burgundy to really gloss 
  •          Skin is luminous finished

 

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Naked Wardrobe is an online clothing boutique whose mission is to offer the latest trends at affordable prices. Launched in 2012 their buyers, three sisters in LA, hand select the pieces reflecting the current season and trends emphasizing bold colors and quality fabrics with a contrast between contemporary and bohemian chic. Naked Wardrobe has the hottest and latest including shoes, accessories and clothes for women. Their pieces allow you to not only follow the trending fashion styles but encourage you to START the trend! There is a limited supply of each style, as they want each piece to be an exclusive addition to your wardrobe. Available on-line only, Naked Wardrobe offers MUST HAVE pieces for every fashionista.  

I had the pleasure of experiencing the site, which is well organized and I was thrilled to see the models on the site were actual woman sizes which made it so much easier for me to choose clothing since I had a similar body shape. I received the Snakeskin Contrast T (which is the photo above), which is now sold out and no longer available. Part of the charm of being a trendsetter :) You see something you like you buy or it might not be there when you go back. I like this idea because, like the company even said, it encourages you to start the trend and be one of the few to own it first! 

This site is ideal for fashion leaders and innovators to display their own compilation of clothing trends. 

www.nakedwardrobe.com 

What are some of your favorite fashion trends right now?

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Fall Makeup Trends

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  • Heather Gillespie
    Heather Gillespie says #
    We're gonna be looking FABulous Can't wait to wear my Fall and Winter makeup.
  • Jessica
    Jessica says #
    I know I am SO excited about the Fall/Winter colors
  • lisa
    lisa says #
    CF is always right on it! Love the Fall Makeup Trends!
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