Monday, October 31, 2011

Black Blood Ombre Nails


Happpy Halloweeeen mes amis!!!

Please enjoy my Blackened Bloody Gradient / Ombre Nails--perfect for any Halloween attire & personnage--zombies, vampires, witches, ghosts and ghouls (as well as the sexy nurses, cops, cat women, and pirate wenches). This nail design is versatile and can be worn with any costume--that's why I chose it!! Aaaah if only I could bleed glittaaah :)))
See more pix & read more for deets :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Arabian Nights, Arabian Days

Salam Alaykum!!

Today, I'm excited to present my first ever Arabic makeup look, fulfilling a special request for my dear friend Maria. Arabic makeup can be worn on any special occasion or none at all, and in this case, I'm featuring the look specifically for Halloween. This makeup can be worn with many Halloween Arabic inspired costumes, such as Arabian Princess or even Princess Jasmine. Maria's costume is an Americanized sexy Arabic Princess costume dress / cover-up in teal with gold accents. Keeping the color scheme in mind, here's the makeup look I created for Maria: 
Brace yourself for my longest post yet! Read more for pix & a tutorial :)))

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Salut mes amis!

Hope you're all happy and healthy. Today's post is a lashes review + easy makeup look in one, and I created this one just in time for Halloween. I've been carelessly neglecting the fact that Halloween is heavily revolved around makeup, so the next few posts will be dedicated strictly to costume makeup for this grandiose occasion!! Today's maquillage is inspired by the awesome lashes sent to me by my friends at KKcenterHK and I call it: The Butterfly that Landed on My EyE ::flutter::flutter::
 Read more for the review + pix, deets, etc. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

T-Shirt Tyme!

Hey old friends and new!!!

Today's post is a quickie, focusing on clothing rather than makeup and showing off a bit of my personal style. Since posting my Blair and Serena makeup posts, I've received a few questions about my dressing style, as well as requests to share pictures of things I like to wear. My style tends to vary depending on what I'm doing and where I'm going (like the rest of you, I'm sure), but I feel most comfortable in leggings, sweats or jeans and a T-shirt. So, in today's post I'm featuring my every day casual attire, centering around the graphic tee. Take a lookie:
Read more for details :))

Monday, October 24, 2011

Green with Inspiration

Bonjour mes belles :)

I'm feeling melancholy and pensive, so I won't make it a long post of chatter... I'll just show you my eye of the day (something new for me) and the source of my inspiration. Hope you like this type of post :)
See more pix!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pink, Chocolate & Bubbly

Salut les filles :)))

Hope you're as excited about Friday as I am!! Today's post is a two-in-one: nail art of the week and makeup or face of the day. This week I wanted to pay homage to October's breast cancer awareness, so I was inspired by the color pink. Since I've done many many pink on pink makeup looks and nail creations, I wanted to introduce a complementary color--chocolate brown, to showcase how beautifully the two colors play off one another.
Read more for pix, deets, tips and more pink!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Wedding Belles

Salut mes belles!!

Happy Wednesday and a BIG, happy "yipppeeeee" to my 500 followers :)) I'm very excited to reach this monumental figure and I'm thinking of ways to celebrate you all, so please stay tuned!!!

As the title of my post suggests, today's maquillage du jour is dedicated to bridal / wedding makeup, featuring the most beautiful bride I've yet to lay my eyes on: my dear friend Amelia. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of doing the makeup for Amy and her bridal party, as well as attending the lovely ceremony and reception afterwards. The day was filled with so much love, joy and excitement--the most fun I've ever had at a wedding--that I just had to share this beautiful occasion with my readers. 

Here's Amy, the main wedding belle in all her beauteous glory!!! <3
Isn't she STUNNING!!?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bold & BLAIR-ing

"Good Morning Upper East Siders!"

You've guessed correctly, today's makeup post is once again Gossip Girl inspired. My second GG installment is dedicated to Blair Waldorf, portrayed by the lovely Leighton Meester. Blair is known for her prim and proper lady-like attire with a whimsical flair that is not one bit stiff or boring. No stale upper crust here, Blair's style is bold, beautiful and classic. Unlike Serena's beachy vibe, Blair goes for traditional, timeless makeup looks that work great with her brunette coloring and feminine features. I loved creating this look, because it is so different from what I normally wear, so without further delay, here's what I came up with:
I was relieved that at the very least, the actress and I have the same hair color. Other than that, we look pretty darn different, so don't fault for me for not delivering a carbon copy. Here are the stills that I was inspired by :))
Read more for descriptions, details, reviews, and more pix :))

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lady Autumn for Pigments & Palettes!!!

Bonjour mes amis!!!

Firstly, I want to Thank You all for your continued support and kindness :))) Your comments, questions, messages and e-mails are appreciated beyond words, and I couldn't be more grateful. In today's awesome news, I'm ecstatic to share that I've been featured as October's blogger of the month on Meredith Jessica's Pigments & Palettes!!! This is a huge honor because her blog is seriously one of my top favorites in all the beauty blogosphere and I'm lucky to have made a connection with someone as beautiful, witty and talented as Miss Meredith. Check out our Q&A session plus a featurette of my works and follow her blog this instant! I promise, swear, and guarantee that you will adore her as much as I do :)))

Here's my Lady Autumn maquillage preview commissioned for MJ's Pigments & Palettes challenge:

I hope I made my Queenie proud :)))
Read more for more pix!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stylish & Serena

"Good Morning Upper East Siders"

If you recognize this phrase, then you know that today's post is dedicated to... 



Gossip Girl!!! 

Yes, I too, take part in the cult following of this young adult dramedy and cannot deny that it is one of my guilty pleasures to watch every Monday night. Sure, the plot is luke warm, and the acting is rather mediocre, but who the heck watches GG for the story lines?? It's all about the fashion baby, and the boys are cute too (says the 13-year-old in me)... well, just Nate. Anyway, after watching GG last night, I was inspired to do a Serena Van der Woodsen makeover... or just her makeup. For the head-to-toe makeover, I would need Eric Daman himself (the head honcho of GG's fashion sense) to give me his stylish eye and the generous wardrobe budget that comes with it. For now, I'll just play dress up :))
I know I don't look like Serena (Blake Lively), but I'm channeling her quiet confidence & polished yet carefree style... This is the still that inspired me:
Read on for pix, deets, product reviews, makeup tutorial & more on Serena's style...
This is gonna be a long one :)))

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Salut mes belles!!

Hope you're all doing well on this beautiful Sunday :)) Looks like summer is back up in NYC for the next couple of days and I'm celebrating with a bright and funky nail art to offset my red, yellow and orange warm weather outfits. Here's my "seafloor-slash-avatar" teal/turquoise/aqua nailart, hope you like it!!
Read more for pix :))

Friday, October 7, 2011

Natural Falsies + Pink Lemonade


Today's post is gonna be a long one, so brace yourself for a lash review and a makeup tutorial with heavy pictures :)) Here's a sneak peak:
Read more for lashes review, makeup tutorial, beauty tips & pix!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Line Up the Cat Eye Drama

Bonjour mes belles!!! Happy Wednesday :)

My look of the day is none other than my favorite go-to: a bold cat eye and a pinky lip. I always get a ton of comments on the way I line my eyes, so today I'm showcasing yet another style that's perfect for a day or evening makeup look. Notice that I'm extending the inner corner to make the eyes bigger and more exotic. This step is an option for those of you who aren't afraid of little drama... play it down with a simple pink or purple lip and there you have it--cat eye drama for any occasion!! Here's a slightly androgynous preview pic of moi wearing this simple yet effective maquillage :)))
Read more for tips, tricks & pix :)))

Monday, October 3, 2011

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Salut mes amis,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle the new week!! My Monday has been hectic so far, but I'm handling it with a smile on my face, as always. My maquillage du jour is a bit different from my usual makeup looks, but I wanted to kick off the month of October on a slightly different note. Truth be told, I hardly ever wear green eyeshadow... I feel that it brings out the green tint in my skin and makes me look slightly sickly. Today, I wanted to confront my fear of the green by offsetting the eyeshadow with a bright pink lipstick and forcing the look to work for me. I was going for grungy rocker, just slightly more chic and polished... cuz it's true what they say: Every Rose Has Its Thorn :)))
Read more for pix & deets :)))
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