CHECK THIS WEBSITE OUT!!
THEIR STORY IS SO INSPIRING AND CONTINUES TO GIVE BACK TO WOMAN AND THE ENVIRONMENT!!!!
EVEN BETTER YOU CAN CUSTOMIZED THE COLORS IN YOUR NECKLACE!! I CHOOSE GREEN, PURPLE AND YELLOW TO GO WITH MY RED HAIR! ORDER YOURS TODAY OR GIVE AS A GIFT( GREAT MOTHERS DAY GIFT, FROM ONE WOMAN TO ANOTHER).....
MAKE SURE TO READ THEIR STORY TO LEARN MORE....
CHECK OUT ACHOLI BEADS WEBSITE AND LOOK FOR THEIR PRODUCTS AT MY NEW FAV STORE IN SAN DIEGO, URBAN GIRL ACCESSORIES!!!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, YOU LOVE TO WALK INTO A STORE THAT SCREAMS BEAUTY, FEMININITY, ENERGY AND THAT HAS A ECLECTIC MIX OF ITEMS IM SURE ILL WANT EVERYTHING OF!!!
LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC SEAPORT VILLAGE OF SAN DIEGO IS URBAN LOUNGE. A FUN, HIP, TRENDY SHOP THAT OFFERS EVERYTHING FROM PERFUME, ACCESSORIES, CLOTHING, WINE TOPPERS AND MUCH MORE!!!
MY FAV BUY OF THE NIGHT WAS MY COTTON CANDY PERFUME BY URBAN RITUELLE. MADE IN AUSTRALIA IT IS A MIX OF POWDERING SWEETNESS, SURE TO LIGHTEN UP THOSE WINTER BLUES!!!!! I CAN NOT GET ENOUGH OF IT!!!!!!!
NOT VISITING SAN DIEGO JUST YET? YOU CAN SHOP ONLINE, VISIT:
CURVED BEAUTY DIVAS, URBAN LOUNGE IS THE FAV OF SAN DIEGO!!!!!
(Top Photo: Mike Chaiken Photography/Makeup:Tiffany Hall-Scarmana)
Enhance your NATURAL BEAUTY, by softening your makeup look for Spring.
When you think Spring, what comes to mind? Fresh, Clean, New....Create your Spring Look by softening your features and remember LESS IS MORE!
To Get the Look above Try L'OREAL PARIS True Match Liquid Foundation to even out the skin tone with Blendable coverage. Add some Color and Define those beautiful features with LORAC TANTALIZER Baked Bronzer for a overall dusting on the face. Don't be afraid to use on the body as well to give your skin a sun kissed glow!
For the Eyes Try MAC Eyeshadow in Mythology, MAKE UP FOREVER Aqua Eyes Eyeliner in Black and L'OREAL PARIS Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black( A Curved Beauty Fav!).
Do Not forget the Lips! Try L'OREAL PARIS Infallible Plumping Gloss in Plumped Tawny.
Total Beauty Time: 5 minutes!
|(Top Image: Torrid.com; Below Images: Forever21.com-Faith 21 line)|
CURVE UP YOUR SPRING
TOP 5 ITEMS
1. Solid Colored T's
3. Little Black Dress
5. Plaid Button Down Shirt
You can Dress these Items Down or Up. Mix and Match. Most Importantly guaranteed to compliment your silhouette!
|GLAMOUR GONE GOOD|
PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE!! WE ARE ALL ABOUT EMPOWERING WOMAN AND INSPIRING OUR INNER DIVA. THIS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION "Glamour Gone Good is an organization that is activating glamour industry professionals to engage in philanthropy and generate new revenue sources for organizations dedicated to empowering women and girls to reach their fullest potential."
PLEASE, SPREAD THE WORD. IF YOU ARE A BEAUTY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL, LEARN HOW YOU CAN UTILIZE YOUR CRAFT TO INSPIRE WOMAN IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
BECAUSE EVERY WOMAN DESERVES TO FEEL BEAUTIFUL, BECAUSE THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
BE FASHION FORWARD, FEED THE HUNGRY
I was in my local Whole Foods tonight shopping for some yummy goodies and walked by the FEED section. For those of you who have not heard about the FEED Project, for every FEED Bag sold it will feed 1 child for a whole school year. There are many different Bags to choose from( Feed 1 Bag and Feed 2 Bag shown above) and are very stylish for the charitable fashionista!! Visit http://www.feedprojects.org to order online or find a participating location.
|BLEND YOUR SCENT|
I have been a Fan of Auric Blends since the age of 13. Now at 28, I can not replace the peaceful and majestic scents of their perfume and incense sticks. It all started when my mother and I moved to the small town of Sebastopol, CA( Northern California). She ended up working for them and everyday would come home smelling like a utopia of heaven, a peaceful field of amber, vanilla and honeysuckle. My favorite has to be The perfume Roll on! Available in 33 fragrances, its travel friendly and guaranteed to hypnotize everyone who passes by you. Auric Blends is located In Graton,Northern California, but can be found across the world. I encourage you to Visit AURIC BLENDS website at http://www.auricblends.com
TRY COCO MANGO or VANILLA in The Perfume Roll On
|( TOP: "Jade is the New Black" for more OPI Colors visit http://www.opi.com)|
OPI HONG KONG COLLECTION
I don't know about you, but I'm ready to return those bulky, dark winter clothes back into the depths of my closet! Well since I can't rebel against the cold winter months just yet, I can freshen up my toes with a hint of Spring with OPI's new Hong Kong Collection! An assortment of colors that will help you transition from Winter to Spring in no time!! My favorites? TRY OPI in "Jade is the New Black" or " A good Man-Darin is hard to find"....A sure pick to kick those winter blues away!!!!!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
With the weekend coming up, I challenge all of you to Take the Dance Off Diva Challenge!!! Use the dance floor not only as your workout station, but a way to entertain not only yourself, but those around you!! It is time not to care what others think, dance like no one is watching and live life a little!!
For those who know me, a "Dance off" is part of my regular routine....For too many years I always was the girl who would think " what is that person doing?' And now Im the girl who can dance, hair flip and booty bounce her way through the night...So have FUN, DANCE and DOCUMENT those moves, take pictures, because you never know what inner diva is lying within you!!
|(images from bylaurenluke.com. Palette shown: "My Smokey Classics")|
Curved Beauty Diva: Lauren Luke
So I was traveling into my Local Sephora at the West Farms Mall in CT and stumbled across this beautiful compact that screamed femininity and beauty. Decorated with whimsical flowers and chic on a black background, being such a sucker for pretty objects I picked it up and opened my new found treasure!! I find a perfectly positioned palette of classic colors for the specific look I choose, "My Smokey Classics. What's so great about this palette vs. all the others lined up in Sephora waiting for me to discover? It is complete. From eyes, to lip, cheeks and a primer. You are equipped with your complete look! For only $32.50 you have now purchased an easy to use, on the go cosmetic palette supplying everything you need to create those classic looks from: Smokey Classics, Luscious Greens, Sultry Blues, Vintage Glams and Fierce Violets.
BUT it is the story of this Curved Beauty Diva, Lauren Luke which truly inspired me. To a fearful You Tube host, she has transformed herself into a You Tube, Makeup Artist Diva! I encourage all of you to check out her website!!!
Monday, February 1, 2010
How far we have come to actually celebrate full-figured beauties in campaign Ads!!!
Me mentioned on dailymakeover.com with my makeup touch up with Malin Akerman with L'Oreal Paris at The Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Sundance 2010!!
|BEYONCE HEATS UP THE SCENT OF A WOMAN|
This month of February not only will be embellished with roses and chocolate, but the scent of HEAT. Beyonce's first fragrance HEAT will hit stores tomorrow, February 2nd, at your local Macy's.
Beyonce describes her fragrance as "a unique expression of a woman's powerful sensuality. The scent thrills and enthralls, drawing you in. At the same time, it is elegant and feminine with an air of mystery. I created this fragrance for self-assured women everywhere, for women who are not afraid to desire and to be desired."
With no surprise B's fragrance heats up a woman the same way her performances heat up the stage! With top notes of Vanilla-orchid, magnolia and peach. It warms you up with additional notes of honeysuckle, tonka and amber.
Curved Beauty Diva's make HEAT on the top of your scent list, to really ignite your Valentine's Day this year!
HOT SKINCARE PRODUCTS FROM L'OREAL PARIS
As most of you know I have had the privilege of working for L'Oreal Paris for over 4 years! I had the chance to try the latest products in skincare at The Sundance Film Festival and wanted to share them with you!
Make sure to keep an eye out for me on The Style Network as I feature some of the latest skincare products to keep your skin looking clean, hydrated and smooth during the winter months!!
GO 360 CLEAN
This new skincare cleanser from L'Oreal Paris features a unique Scrublet that pops out to give you "pore by pore cleansing" leaving your skin exfoliated, clean and hydrated. The Go 360 Clean comes in 4 different cleansing types: Normal, Combination, Dry and Sensitive.
TIP: Rotate the Go 360 Clean cleanser Deep Exfoliating Scrub for Normal skin into your regimen 1-2 a week. The normal cleanser has a gentle Apricot scrub to remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin renewed and soft.
SKIN GENESIS COMPLEXION EQUALIZER
Another addition to the Skin Genesis family known to "accentuate natural evenness, smoothness and brightness". The Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer uses Vitamin C and Tourmaline Gem to naturally even out the skin tone, allowing the skin to become more hydrated and radiant!
TIP: Complete your regimen. Skin Genesis has a complete line of products starting from your cleanser all the way to your night cream. Giving you 24 hour hydration and anti-aging benefits. One of my favorites is the Skin Genesis eye serum. Use both day and night. Very gentle and non-greasy! Remember the first signs of aging start in the eye!
For more incredible products by L'Oreal Paris, visit: http://www.lorealparisusa.com
CURVED BEAUTY DIVAS, WHY DO WE LOVE L'OREAL PARIS? IT'S ALL IN THE PHRASE......."BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT"
|( Above featuring The Entertainment Weekly/L'Oreal Paris Lounge at Sundance, Celebrities I worked on AND the Artists that Made the experience memorable!)|
A DREAM OF SUNDANCE
It is not every day you get to accomplish a dream...Im talking a BIG DREAM...A dream you have to pinch yourself in order to wake up...This past week I had the opportunity to live that Dream...SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2010! I was there for L'Oreal Paris in the Entertainment Weekly Celebrity Lounge. I had the honor of making over such talent as: James Franco, Wilmer Valderrama, Ryan Gosling, Cherie Currie, Marguerite Moreau Malin Akerman and many other talented Artists. However, it was the other artists I truly was inspired by and so grateful to have worked with; Celebrity Make-up Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis and Owner of Vixen Beauty Consultants in Chicago, Vanessa Vargas. It is a rariety to love the work you do, but also be able to share it with such lovable, professional and non-cady team of beautiful, powerful women!!!
Visit these artists website at: