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Ardency Inn Holiday Makeup

Image Courtesy of Ardency Inn
Image Courtesy of Ardency Inn

Image Courtesy of Ardency Inn

As a blogger, I get to test some of the best cosmetic products on the market today.  Especially when it has to do with two of my favorite things, music and makeup, but not just any type of music, EDM.  Internationally recognized EDM artist and DJ Audrey Napoleon, has produced iconic tracks  such as My Sunrise, been featured in Heinekens 2014 worldwide campaign, Dope A La Mode, and been featured as one of the Top 10 Tracks of 2014 by DJ. In her hometown of TriBeCa New York, Audrey created the theme of the campaign for Ardency Inn: A modern, downtown Cleopatra.

New for Christmas, Ardency Inn, known for their professional grade, pigment-rich formula has launched two holiday kits containing the famed MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner includes two exclusive colors that are not yet available to purchase individually.

I received the full sized trio which included Black, Dark Blue and Gold, and a travel sized duo containing mini liners in Black and True Blue. Gold and True Blue will not be available as a single purchase until Spring 2015. The colors were highly pigmented, soft upon application and stayed all day without bleeding. They are perfect for those special events or a night on the town. I loved how I was able to use the blue liner for making the cat eye look and I used the gold as a liner underneath.

Ardency Inn’s MODSTER Eyeliner, is a perfect brand to add to your liner collection or to simply just try.

To pick up your own set of liners, visit select Sephora.com Stores in the U.S. and Canada. Or you can visit UrbanOutfitters.com or ArdencyInn.com. The trio retails for US $29 and $33 Canada.

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Ultimate Cat Eye From Charlotte Tilbury

Photo Credit: Charlotte Tilbury
Photo Credit: Charlotte Tilbury

Photo Credit: Charlotte Tilbury

I have been so obsessed lately with trying to master the cat eye and of which I have not yet quite yet done. But I came across this editorial in Glamour Magazine in which Charlotte Tilbury gave a step by step manual on how to create the ultimate cat eye. I was very interested of course since this is clearly an area where I desperately need help in. Tilbury was inspired by sixties-era icons such as Brigette Bardot and Verusschka. Little did I know, these two beautiful actresses studied eye shapes of actual wildcats to master the look and of course Tilbury perfected her own signature look over the years.

It’s funny because, I’ve been told by several makeup artists about their brows, they sleep in their brows because they have perfected the art of shape, they don’t want to ruin it. The same goes for Tilbury, she swears by the look so much that she wears it to bed. Tilbury shared her ultimate look plus three favorite variations with Glamour, but I’m going to share my favorite which is the Bombshell Cat Eye. For a video tutorial, watch below:

The Bombshell Cat Eye:

1. Curl lashes at the root to open up eyes and doing this is the first important step 2. Starting at the inner corner of the eyes, line your top lids with a kohl pencil three quarters of the way across with staying close to the lash line as possible 3. Looking straight into the mirror, draw a dot about one tenth of an inch up and out from the outer corner of each eye to mark where the tip of the wing should end 4. Draw a line connecting the dot to the liner on your upper lash line. Perfect the shape and clean any mistakes with a pointed Q-tip covered in moisturizer 5. Gently list your eyelids up with your finger and rim the upper waterlines for definition 6. Trace over the pencil with a black liquid liner such as Charlotte Tilbury’s Feline Flick Quick Fine-Line Shodõ Pen in Panther $29 at  Charlotte Tilbury.com or for more intensity use an angled brush dipped in a gel formula. 7. Finish with two coats of black mascara

Photo Credit: Charlotte Tilbury

Photo Credit: Charlotte Tilbury

You can guarantee that I will be using this tutorial…

September 2014 Issue Of IndieBlush Magazine

Source: IndieBlush

 

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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Summer Trend: The Best Statement Sunglasses to Wear This Summer – Vogue

 

Must Have Statement Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a statement for the face. We all feel fierce when we have that awesome pair of sunglasses on the eye. Seriously, admit it, you know you do… That is the first thing people see and comment on. Either around your eyes or on top of the head, eyes will stare out of envy with one of these ( or more) pair of sunglasses. All this talk about sunglasses is making me want a new pair! Geez!!

Summer Trend: The Best Statement Sunglasses to Wear This Summer – Vogue.

New Makeup To Die For

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There’s a new sheriff in town and her name is Tory Burch. Finally, after years of creating such magical collections of clothing, accessories and shoes, she has now introduced her own makeup line. Her line is exclusive to Nordstrom and contains blush/bronzer,  lipsticks, face brush and lip tint. The colors are perfect for spring and for a starter collection, its doesn’t overwhelm you with too many choices.

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Nars has come out with The Final Cut Collection, again brought exclusively to Nordstrom. The collection is the new edge of pink, featuring a modern montage of passionate and provocative hues. The blushes have transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look, the lip pencils have high impact colors with a soft sheer feel.

 

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NYFW Eyes 2014

photo courtesy of Harper's Bazaar

photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar/ Hervé Legér

NYFW 2014 has just been amazing so far and it’s not over yet. If you look at twitter, Facebook, and other online media and social media, you’ll continue to see all the amazing fashions, accessories and beauty stories that are circling around. I myself will continue to try to post as much as I can (there is really a ton of fantastic stories though). One of my favorite so far has to be the makeup from several of the shows such as Rag & Bone, Hervé Legér by Max Azria, Chanel, Peter Som and Donna Karan, but of course there are just too many to choose! My goal is to write a post on how to get these magnificent looks and I am so excited to try!

Rag & Bone Fall 2014

Rag & Bone Fall 2014

Peter Som Fall 2014

Peter Som Fall 2014

Chanel SS14

Chanel SS14

 

 

Donna Karan 2014

Donna Karan 2014

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NYFW 2014 Survival Essentials

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As much as I would give just about anything (to a point) to be attending spring 2014 NYFW, I regretfully am not. But, if I were to be attending this glam fashion fest, I would have the essentials to survive the week with. Attending fashion week is extremely stressful work you know (wink); with the back and forth to venues and trying to get in to your favorite show, snapping pics etc.. What’s a girl to do? With these beauty essentials, you’ll want them just to have in your purse at all times, not just for Fashion Week.

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1. Kevin Aucoin Loose Shimmers  $116 set of four Net-a-porter

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2. M.A.C. ‘Mineralize’ Charged Water $23 Nordstrom

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3. Terry Light Expert Foundation Brush $65 Barneys

 

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4. Giorgio Armani Brow Defining Pencil, $30 Giorgio Armani Beauty

 

 

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5. Jo Malone ‘Blackberry and Bay’ Cologne $60 Nordstrom

 

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6. Renouve Anti-Aging Everyday Defense Hand Sanitizer $29 Net-a-porter

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7. Rosebud Salve Miracle Balm $6 Sephora

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The Elements of Gold

There are so many ways to wear gold as an accent during the holidays and especially for New Years Eve. Gold accents in makeup, skin and the hair can really add a special touch that will bring out say… your eyes. Below are some really great tips that will have you sparkling and shining…..

FOR THE SKIN:

Using an enhancing powder for your body or face will give a subtle little glow and sparkle, but be sure not to use anything that has too much of gold specks, make sure is light and airy. Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer in Gold, and my choice of which I most definitely am trying is Marc Jacobs Beauty Lightshow Luminizing Powder, and for an all over body glow try Edward Bess All Over Seduction in Afterglow.

Photo Courtesy: Clé de Peau

Photo Courtesy: Clé de Peau

Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer $95 Neimanmarcus.com

Photo Courtesy: Marc Jacobs Beauty

Photo Courtesy: Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lightshow Luminizing Powder $59 Sephora.com

Photo Courtesy: Edward Bess

Photo Courtesy: Edward Bess

Edward Bess All Over Seduction $38 Sephora.com

For The Eyes:

Other than the lips, the eyes are the first thing that someone looks at on your face and for special events and parties. When using eyeshadows try using my favorite MAC Cosmetics Nocturnals Pigments and Colors, this will make your eyes pop. For that extra mile, try Kre-At 24 Karat Gold Lashes

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MAC Cosmetics Pigment in Gold $21 maccosmetics.com

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Kre-At 24 Karat Gold Lashes $295 Barneys.com

For The Hair:

If you want to be the belle of the party and really get them staring, try Oribe 24 -Karat Gold Pomade. Use to sleek back your ponytail and add some sparkle or use on a side swept bang.

Photo Courtesy: Oribe

Photo Courtesy: Oribe

Oribe 24 Karat Gold Pomade $49 Neimanmarcus.com or if you’re in the Roseville Ca area Nevaeh Salon and Spa has the full line of Oribe products

Nails:

The nails are definitely a statement maker and when you make your rounds at your party or event, go ahead, show off your nails girl! You’ll be the envy of the party.

Photo Courtesy: Dior

Photo Courtesy: Dior

Dior Sparkling “Nail Powders” Set $48 Nordstrom.com

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Formula X For Sephora in Holiday Ornament $14 Sephora.com

So there you go so your fabulous must have gold elements, I don’t know about you but I’m making a bee line to these stores to buy them all!

TA TA!!

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