Monday, November 28, 2011

"Whenever trouble comes your way let it be an oppurtunity for JOY! For when your faith is tested your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow because when your endurance if fully developed you will be strong in character and ready for anything"

-James 1: 2-4

Sonia Kashuk

I was in desperate need of some brush cleaner so I picked up Sonia Kashuk's Sponge and Brush Cleaner from Target the other day. Then I came across this AMAZING deep navy blue polish I had to pick up and add to my polish collection. Isn't it so pretty.

New Foundations

With the seasons changing of course it means it's time to start switching out those summer foundations. I normally don't go for drugstore foundation simply because you can't test it out on your skin before you buy it but I've heard some really good reviews on Revlon's 16 HR Color Stay and Neutrogena's Healthy Skin  foundations so I decided to give them a try. I took my summer MAC foundation to the store with me and I went for a little lighter shade so my new foundations wouldn't be too dark.

Have any of you tried these two foundations? If so, shoot me a comment and tell me how you like them.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Fabric of My Life: My Cotton Style Icon Experience

If you've been wondering why I haven't been blogging as much as I normally do it's because I have been away in Miami enjoying Cotton's Style Icon 24 Hour Fashion Show I told you all about. It was such a GREAT time meeting new people and creating new friendships as well as being a model and not a stylist for a fashion show. I had such a good time I literally did not stop laughing the entire weekend. Check out some of my pics from the trip.

We stayed at the Mondrian Hotel in Miami it was AMAZING! and the customer service was great.

My room boy am I gonna miss that king size bed!

I thought it was so cool that world wide modeling agency Wilhelmina Models was right down the hall from my room.

The wardrobe room! Stylist heaven as I call it ;)

Me with some of the style icons at rehearsal.

My dragon roll was simply amazing I liked it so much I ate it two days in a row lol ;)

Getting ready to head to the day show.

All made up and ready to hit the runway.

I loved that the hotel had all natural toiletries.

Our swag bags full of cotton goodies.

Being silly with the girls ;)

Day 2

Chucking the deuces to Miami and heading home

The runway

Red Carpet in VIP

Makeup Chat

While I was in Miami I got a chance to chat with some of the many makeup artists for the 24 hour Cotton Fashion Show. Backstage I spoke with Kerleen Perkles about all her makeup Do's, Don'ts and must haves.......

1. What would you say are the top trends in makeup right now?
"The top trends I would have to say are bold lips, a winged smokey eye because everyone loves a smokey eye and a natural clean dewy look."

2. What are your Top 3 drugstore makeup foundations?
" Revlon, Loreal, and Covergirl"

3. What are your Top 3 favorite high-end makeup foundations?
"Makeup Forever would have to be my number 1. Alot of makeup artists use Makeup Forever, then it would have to be Chanel and Giorgio Armani"

4. What's your biggest makeup DON'T?
"The eyebrows!! Alot of people tend to draw their eyebrows on too thick or too harsh and it doesn't look natural so it's a must that when you do your eyebrows make sure to go very lightly over them first. Use your hand to very lightly fill them in."

5. What are some makeup tips and tricks every makeup wearer should know?
" Vaseline can be used with eye shadow to create a cream eye liner. If you want your brows to look sharp and clean and you don't have time to go get them done you can always use concealer under your brow for a sharpening effect, and lastly wearing concealer on your lips before applying red lipstick will make it last longer and matte it out."

6. For a beginner what are your  makeup kit essentials?
"A lip pencil, foundation, setting powder and I have to say a good lipstick oooo and bronzer."

"Love all, Trust a few, Do wrong to NONE"

-William Shakespeare

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

About 2 weeks ago I told you all that I had entered a styling contest with Cotton's 24 Hour Runway Show. Well....I have some great news. I have been selected as one of the top 24 Style Icons (yayyyyyyy) and I will be showcasing my style at a full 24 hr runway show in Miami. I can't wait to go and I will most definitely keep you all posted. Also, I mentioned if I was selected I would be doing a giveaway. So...stay tuned for a video telling you all how to enter ;) In the meantime check out my Q&A with Cotton HERE

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Don't ever be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can achieve it"

Ann Taylor Concept Store Launch

Last night Ann Taylor opened its doors for fashion fun and shopping. The new concept store on 600 13th Street NW Washington DC was filled with fashion locals admiring the new layout and design as well as checking out the clothes of course, which I must say were so chic, sophisticated and stunning. I had a great time and LOVED pretty much everything ;)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Your money, your singleness, your marriage, your talent, your time they were all LOANED to you to show the world that Christ is DIVINE. (think about it)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Refinery 29 DC Launch Party

Last night fashion lovers from all over the Nation's Capitol came out to Madewell in Georgetown to celebrate Refinery 29 launching in DC. Finally DC is recognized not only for it's politics but for it's fashion! It was great running into friends and other stylistas.

I'm in love with color blocking right now and couldn't wait to wear my leopard print boots ;)

Me and blogger The Yuppie Lady having fun in the photo booth.

Me with my friend and blogger Vicki of Curious Chase