Monday, April 29, 2013

"Spring Fling" Romantic Eye Makeup & VIDEO Tutorial!

Salut mes belles! Today's look and tutorial are way overdue, and took a lot of effort to put together, especially on the part of my Mr. Maquillage, who filmed, edited and produced the video tutorial. Give him a hand, y'all -- my LeeLee really went to work on this one! As for my part, I wanted to put out an educational tutorial filled with lots of tips, so this video is very detailed, focusing on the technique of cut-crease makeup, as well as blending eyeshadows, applying falsies, and much more. Your feedback is most welcome and encouraged, so feel free to share your thoughts! :)

Check it out, check it out!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

"Eye-C-Music" Makeup Art

Hey guys! I almost forgot, it's Fantasy Friday -- which means, today's makeup look is artistic and totally unwearable fantastical! I was inspired by my Black & White nail art of the week (which wasn't hand-painted by the way) and decided to hand-paint some sheet music, rather two bars of my of favorite Michael Jackson song. Can you guess which one it is? I might have already given it away :))

See my inspiration!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Black & White" Mani / Pedi Nail Art

Salut mes amis! It's been a crazy busy weekend, and I'm back with my first post of the week: a quick mani / pedi nail art combo. Although today's design isn't one bit hand-painted, it is one of my personal faves, plus anyone can replicate it, so it's definitely share-worthy! Read more to see how it was created :)

Pix & Deets after the jump!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

"Golden Goddess Luminess" Airbrush Makeup

Salut mes amis! It's been a while since my last airbrush post and today, I'm introducing a new brand to my blog: Luminess Air. I've been an avid airbrush user for almost two years now, and I can honestly say that airbrush makeup is unbeatable when it comes to achieving a flawless look. Airbrushing smooths out lines and imperfections, tightens pores and brightens the complexion, resulting in a dewy finish that looks like perfect skin.

Read more for review!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bright, Textured & Happy -- 3D Nail Art!

Hey guys :) Today's nail art wasn't planned for a post, it was merely a practice design I played around with a few days ago while testing out some new polishes. I'm posting this here today for several reasons, first, to brighten my somber mood, and second, to symbolize hope through art. Occasionally, I like to go out all with my nails and makeup, as channeling my creativity allows me to dream and deal with every day living. Art helps us escape and cope with the sometimes harsh reality of life and provides a necessary safe haven to release our frustrations and fears. With all the unfortunate current events -- the bombings, the shootings and the natural disasters -- we must find peace within ourselves, and ART (music, dance, visual art) is one of the few mechanisms that helps keep us sane and hopeful for a brighter tomorrow.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Too Faced La Creme Lipsticks: Swatches, Reviews & Recs!

Bonjour mes amis! It's the day you've been waiting for -- it's a Sunday Special featuring my big, fat review of Too Faced La Creme Color Drench Lip Cream Lipsticks. A couple of weeks ago, I posted four swatches of the latest La Creme berry shades on my FB & IG and since then, I have been pleasantly bombarded with countless requests to swatch the entire line. Your message was well received, et Voila! Thanks to my friends at Too Faced, I present to you the entire La Creme collection (with meticulous notes and rec's on each shade), in my most thorough lip review of the season!

Read on for pix, deets & recs!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring Style: Casually Retro

Salut mes belles! It's Fashion Friday and I'm ready for a sunny weekend with today's subtle retro look. This Spring, I'm in the mood for flirty, laid-back separates and classic, feminine shapes reminiscent of the 50's. I'm diggin' the carefree elegance of rockabilly style and crushing over the full swing of poodle skirts paired with clicking peep-toe heels. I'm embracing the hourglass silhouette, and putting my curves on display -- after all, the winter is over and it's time to come out and play!

Read more for details & style tips :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Bronzed & Bright Beauty

Bonjour mes belles! It's finally sunny in New York and I'm taking full advantage. I'm back after a brief hiatus and on this Manic Monday, I'm focusing on Makeup, Hair & Nails -- a little bit of everything for every beauty lover out there. Today's look is all about the warm tones featuring bright yellow, coral, green, marigold and orange. Although there are a lot of colors, don't be intimidated, this look is quite easy and is totally ready-to-wear!

Let's get started!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Shimmer Florals Nail Art

Salut mes amis! It's the first day of April, but I'm not here to fool you, in fact, my blog is all about the opposite. I'm here today and every day to share my knowledge and spread the love for the art of beauty! With that said, it's Mani-Monday and today's theme is hand-painted nail art inspired by Spring, florals, pastels and glitter. For Spring, I'm incorporating softer pastel colors like Illamasqua's Nail Polish in Purity (a gorgeous apricot) and Shimmer Polish in Karen (a vibrant lilac glitter polish). For the flowers, I'm depicting some lilies, orchids and easy-to-paint daisies and painting everything directly on top of the glitter. I know this design may seem complicated to beginner nail artists, but it can be simplified and I'll teach you just how to do it :)

Hop on board!
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