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September 2014 Issue Of IndieBlush Magazine

 

Hello readers, I wanted to share with you all my current article in a local magazine that I am now an official contributor of called IndieBlush Magazine. IndieBlush is a magazine that caters to everything Indie in the Sacramento and surrounding areas and a magazine that is rich in the the Sacramento heritage. I am so honored and feel so lucky to be a part of this awesome magazine. Please take the time to read the article and feel free to browse through the entire magazine to get a feel for my home town.

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Mascara That’s Actually Revolutionary – Beauty Products – Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine

 

Mascara That's Actually Revolutionary - Beauty Products - Harper's BAZAAR Magazine

Mascara That’s Actually Revolutionary – Beauty Products – Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine.

I Just did a post about this awesome mascara and it is everything in the article. It is possibly for me the best mascara I have ever tried. I don’t have long eyelashes and it lengthens my short lashes giving me the long ones I’ve always wanted. The primer, sets up your lashes so they are ready for the actual mascara. Once the mascara is applied, all you see is amazing long, thick, dark lashes. But don’t take my word for it. You must try this yourself.

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New Cosmetics Overhaul

I have been on a cosmetics binge lately and especially with NARS and Urban Decay products. I’ve started to venture out a little more and try a whole range of products. I especially love to share my new treasures with you all so you can decide for yourself if you’d like to try them as well. First off, I never tried any of the NARS lipstick before until recently and let me just tell you, I’m in love with the bright color palette that is available. I’m also on a red lipstick kick (I’m always on some type of kick), so I wanted to try their red.

Red Lizard was first on the list. Oh my goodness, I cannot tell you how many compliments I get when I wear this color. It’s smooth, soft and the best part about it? It makes my lips pop! It’s also a red that can go with any complexion and yet still give you those sexy red lips to die for. If that wasn’t enough, I saw their other colors, Schiap and Heat Wave a few days ago in Harpers Bazaar and wanted to try those too. Schiap is one of those pinks that every girl needs in her makeup collection. Like Red Lizard, it has that oomph that just brings out your lips and would probably make any man want to kiss them because they look so amazing. Heat Wave is a cross between a red and tangerine which makes it that perfect blend for anyone who is looking for a semi orange color.

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1. Red Lizard Lipstick $26 Nordstrom.com

2. Schiap Lipstick $26 Nordstrom.com

3. Heat Wave Lipstick $26 Nordstrom.com

Next up is my Urban Decay fascination and to be honest, I never really had a desire to try the cosmetics products until now and I’m feeling a shopping spree coming soon for this brand. But on to my choices. I like to change my mascaras up only because there is such a variety out there. They have a new mascara out called Perversion|Bigger Blacker Badder. Along with Subversion Lash Primer. Leave it to NARS to have the perfect names for their products. The mascara is everything it claims to be. Absolutely amazing. I thought I was in love with Givenchy, but this mascara takes the cake.  The primer (Subversion) goes on first and then the actual mascara. It lengthens, makes them fuller and definitely blacker. I read that once you tried it, there wouldn’t be another mascara for you. I’m hooked. Another product from Urban Decay which I am extremely satisfied with is their Ink For Eyes eyeliner. First, I was not good with doing eyeliner, until now. This eyeliner goes on smooth, dark and makes it so easy to line the upper and lower lids. I think I’ve mastered the cat eye, which I was never able to do before until now. So that says a lot for an eyeliner to help me and impress me.

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1. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara $22 Urban Decay.com

2. Urband Decay Ink For Eye Liner $20 Urban Decay.com

Click the Nordstrom link on the side bar to purchase any of the NARS lipsticks

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#Harpersbazaar #whitestboyalive #burning

 

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Back To School With TopShop

Well, here we are, almost at the end of the glorious summer season with fall almost upon us and with that comes back to school. Whether it be high school or college, these items from TopShop will have all the heads turning.

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1. TOPSHOP Leopard Print Pelmet Skirt $70 TopShop.com

2. Topshop Chiffon Sleeve Blouse $64 Nordstrom.com

3. TOPSHOP Grainy Faux Leather Pocket Backpack $68 TopShop.com

4. TOPSHOP KNIGHT Lace Up Shoes $90 TopShop.com

Click on the TopShop link to find these items

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Can Fashion Be Turned Into Trashion?

 

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If you watch Project Runway, then you know what it means for designers to have to work on a budget, a specific amount of time and create runway ready attire all at one time. I recently had the pleasure of attending the Capitol Indie Collective in Sacramento. This unique fashion challenge is presented by the Sacramento Film Festival, Indie Blush Magazine, Sacramento Fashion Week and other small fiscal partnerships. Not only is this a non profit volunteer based event, but it supports a diverse culture of artists in addition to small business support. IMG_0206

The fashion challenge was the official kick off to the film festival which was held at The Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento. The Crest Theatre is a historic theatre that originally opened in 1912 as the Empress Theatre, and at that time was used as a vaudeville palace. The point I am trying to make is that this historic theatre was the perfect back drop for this fashion challenge. This years theme was ‘Trashion” and the 3 designer contestants had 10 days, $50 budget and create a runway ready dress completely out of trash. They had to be able to sift through garbage in oder to find items they could contribute for the dress. Now, let me tell you, this is no ordinary task, but these 3 designers were ready for the challenge.

The show started with the first designer, Kimberly Lucero presenting her creation of a dark fantasy with a victorian influence. Her model Cassandra did an excellent job in portraying this dark, sort of evil princess. (Now remember, everything the dress was made from was found in the trash and hand created)The bottom of her dress was constructed out of a hoop from a skirt, the skirt portion of the dress was made from a red santa suit and vinyl, and cardboard paper accordion.

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The second designer that presented was Frankie Vanity. She went for more of a Moulin Rouge look with her entire dress being created out of used coffee filters, coffee sacks and burlap bags, with most of which were given to her by Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee, and Java City. There was so much work put into this dress due to the fact that everything was constructed by hand. The cutest thing was the hat, which was made out of paper cup.

The third designer Angela Martin chose to go a different route. Although she did create a runway ready dress, she found her inspiration out of water bottles. The majority of her dress was constructed out of water bottles and compact disks that were found from where? A trash can. Again, everything was done completely by hand. IMG_0215

The winner has the opportunity to win salon packages, a spread in Indie Blush Magazine, the opportunity to showcase a full collection in Sacramento Fashion Week 2015 and a clothing rack.

This competition again is to show the creativity of each of these aspiring designers and each of them deserved to win, but there could only be 1 winner of the challenge along with 1 winner of the audience choice award. The audience choice award went to Kimberly Lucero, with her dark fantasy creation. The Capital Indie Collective Fashion Challenge winner this year was Frankie Vanity with her Moulin Rouge dress created with everything coffee!

With different challenge themes each year, next year is sure to be even better!

 

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Barbie Street Style Star Instagram Fashion Week Pictures (Vogue.com UK)

 

Barbie On Instagram

Barbie Street Style Star Instagram Fashion Week Pictures (Vogue.com UK).

This is probably one of the most funniest and cutest thing that has come out of the world of fashion. We know that Barbie is the iconic doll of fashion right? Well, the Mattel Corp is keeping up with the times and has brought Barbie to the world of Instagram! Read more to find out and follow Barbie.

The 10 Best Makeup Artists on Instagram: Lipstick.com

 

Makeup Artists You Need To Follow

The 10 Best Makeup Artists on Instagram: Lipstick.com.

If you’re anything like me, that’s always looking for new ways, tricks and techniques for makeup, then look no further. Some of these makeup artists are the best in the business and I know I would love to see some of their Instagram posts for tips I can do on my own. So, there you go, click on the link to follow these Instagram accounts of some of the best artists in the biz.. I’ve already done it!

Flash Tattoos – How to Wear Temporary Metallic Tattoos

 

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Flash Tattoos – How to Wear Temporary Metallic Tattoos.

There has never been as good a trend as this one here. Temporary Metallic Tattoos and I am totally in love. There are just too good of many reasons to not have these such as: 1, they’re temporary, 2, they’re temporary 3, they’re gold 4, they’re glam!

Available at flashtat.com

Clothing Euphoria From Net a porter

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When you’re in the fashion and beauty blogging/writing business you come across some of the most captivating pieces of clothing, shoes, or accessories. It’s almost to the point where it’s a form of euphoria or even some have called it “orgasmic”. I know they’re just articles of clothing or accessories, but then again, they aren’t. Their like pieces of art, art made from some of the fashion worlds brightest minds.

Which brings me to the purpose of this post. I consistently browse through Net-a-porter and found myself going through it this morning. I literally was just in a “clothing high”, so I guess, to me yes, there is such a thing. Remember, things go pretty fast so act quick.

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Mui Mui Embellished Crepe Jacket$2890

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Mui Mui Embellished Metallic Jacquard Mini Skirt $3955

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Dolce and Gabbana Vally Crystal Embellished Velvet Pumps $1095

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Roland Mouret Nabis Paneled Leather and Crepe Dress $2920

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Gucci Angora Blend Sweater $1150

e96f592261513fdf26e88d9dd4750036Isabel Marant Hutt Fold Over Leather Mini Skirt $1535

 

 

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Valentino Leather Trimmed Wool And Cashmere Blend Sweater $3100

0e9294edcde004cd0da0452c08497b99Isabel Marant Leather Skinny Pants $2585

 

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Dion Lee Striped Ribbed Knit Sweater $380

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Isabel Marant Adelaide wool-blend wrap mini skirt $505

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Saint Laurent Patent Leather Knee Boots $1495

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Saint Laurent Monogramed Sac Université small leather shoulder bag $1750

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Stella McCartney Tortoise Shell Cat Eye Sunglasses $300

#Lucky #LuckyMagazine #Luckycontributor #netaporter #brassknuckles #saintlaurent #euphoria #shopping