Fun Friday: Guess Where I’m Going!!!

Many apologies for being absent for a while.  It’s been a busy whirlwind of things to get done, kids, work, etc.

I will be absent a bit longer due to a much needed vacation as well as my first international make-up work (friend is getting married and I’m helping with the bridal party).

But I will be back full-force in mid-April.   Until then, enjoy this super amazing Fun Friday look I found online inspired by where I’m going.   :-)

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Throwback Thursday: Sophia Loren

When I was hunting through Google for an iconic image to use for today’s Throwback Thursday feature, I didn’t really know what I wanted to focus on.  But when I saw this photo, I immediately knew what to do!

So in honor of the first day of spring, I bring you the stunning Sophia Loren.

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With that colorful scarf and sexy make-up, how could I NOT have chosen her!

I loved the bronzed skin, sultry cat eye and pastel pink glossy lip.

To recreate this look at home, use MK Bronzing Powder to contour your cheekbones and add a light dusting all over to look like you just got back from your winter holiday in Antigua.

Use MK Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black to create that gorgeous cat eye and then smudge a bit on your lid with your finger to get the sultry with the sexy.

Top the look off with a healthy dose of MK Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss in Pink Parfait to get that voluptuous shine and pastel pink goodiness.

Purchase them HERE

Photo borrowed from getlirycs.blogspot.com

My Favorite Things : Lipstick!!!

For my age, I should be a lip gloss girl.  My hay – day was the late 90s when lip gloss ruled and only your grandmothers wore real lipstick.

However, I love lipstick!  I love the texture, the consistency, and of course…nothing beats the smell of lipstick!

So why then don’t I wear it more often???  I must say it has to be the maintenance.  I haven’t been willing to take the time for touch ups throughout the day.  Also, I kinda feel awkward wearing lipstick with yoga pants and a messy bun.

But this weekend I was invited to hang out with some super cool people at a hotel pool down in Shelter Island in San Diego and one of the gals there was rocking the most amazing red lip with her super cute retro polka dot swimsuit and fabulous wayfarer shades.  And she rocked those lips all afternoon poolside.  Through eating snacks to drinking cocktails and you know what.. she looks absolutely amazing!!!

So, with her ruby lips as inspiration, I’m doing another 7 Days/7 Ways only this time with lipstick.  Follow me on Instagram if you want to see each day’s looks or you can wait until next week when I recap all 7.

I also challenge you to lipstick for 7 days in a row.  See how your perspective on life changes.   And post them so we can all see the fabulous array of colors and textures out there.

And so without further ado, here is Day One!

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Lipstick: 7 Days/7 Ways
Day One: Yoga Flush

Sporting yoga pants and a messy bun after yoga, I decided to go with a nice sheer flush.  No lip liner and the lipstick has a sheen to it so no gloss.

What I’m wearing: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bel – Ami

My Boyfriend Does My Makeup – Ha!

Jeanette Marie Crutchfield:

Ok, I just HAD to reblog this! This is a fantastic idea and absolutely hilarious! Fab job!!!

Originally posted on Amuleta Beauty:

Last week when I was holidaying in Queensland, my best friend and I decided to let our boyfriends try their hands at being makeup artists ….with us as their models!

The boys had no idea what they were doing ….to say the very least. Neither of them had applied makeup before and didn’t know what the products were or what they are meant to be used for.

This was a terrifying experience for both my best friend and I! Haha we had no idea what we’d look like when they were done.

So anyway, this is what my boyfriend did to my face:

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When I saw the makeup for the first time I was pretty surprised… I had really expected it to be much worse!

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Sure the lip liner looks dodgy and the eyeshadow is all over the place but at least he had a rough idea of what makeup…

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New Look Monday: St. Patty’s Day!

Hello all!

I hope you aren’t too hung over from your green beer drinking festivities this past weekend!  I know I spent my weekend with some MUCH needed R&R.

So here’s a short and sweet New Look Monday in honor of our Irish friends!

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I even went with ginger hair and everything!

Here’s what my virtual self is wearing…

MK Mineral Cheek Color in Bold Berry
MK Mineral Eye Color in Emerald
MK Eyeliner in Rich Jade
MK Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in Black
MK Creme Lipstick in Hot Mocha
MK Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss in Cafe Au Lait

To order these and more click HERE

And don’t forget to play around with your own hair and make-up looks on the MK Virtual Makeover App for FREE!

And…
HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY!!!

My Favorite Things: Tattoo Removal!

I know, you’re saying, “What?!?”

Well, the tattoos in question belong to my daughter and did I mention she’s six?  Wait, WHAT?!?  Lol.

Let me start by saying that my daughter has the most amazing and intriguing fashion sense.  She wears tutus every day.  Sports a pink Hello Kitty fedora regularly and will wear a  fancy dress with black and pink knee – high Converse.   Oh yeah, and she loves temporary tattoos.

She’s been known to have a perfect prim and proper ballet bun and her fancy-schmancy ballet uniform on with her arms fully sleeved in Hello Kitty, Smurf and any other girly type of tat she can get her hands on.

Normally this doesn’t bother me at all (I think she looks kinda cool in them and can rock them!).  BUT tomorrow she’s filming a television commercial and well…they don’t have the affinity for fake tats as we do. Lol.

So, off they came!   Now she has bare arms ready for TV tomorrow. :-)

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My cute little fashionista!

New Look Monday: SoCal Chic

I know, I know.  It’s not Monday but I’m claiming the warm, sunny San Diego weather as my excuse!  I was soaking up the warmth while working in my garden yesterday and completely forgot that it was Monday.   So here’s our New Look “Tuesday”.

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I did an ombre hair style (actually kinda cool).  I also did a neutral eye shadow but popped it up with a jade colored eyeliner.  Paired with a cinnamon bronze cheek color and soft coral lips, this look is just screaming to be worn with a summer dress and a pair of amazing espadrilles!

Here’s my look:

Limited Edition MK at Play Just for Lips in Shade 3
MK Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in Black
MK Eyeliner in Rich Jade
MK at Play Eye Crayon in Over the Taupe
MK Mineral Cheek Color in Cinnamon Stick

You can purchase them HERE.

And don’t forget to download the FREE MK Makeover App and start playing having fun yourself!  And please share your favorite looks that you create!