Thursday, October 30, 2008
We are not even in to November yet, but the Holiday Collections are here! Shu Uemura has an eye catching collection by Mika, a Japanese photographer and film director. This Holiday season is all about the color. I am loving it!
SHU UEMURA'S -Mika Holiday Collection
Designed by Mika Ninagawa
Give a gift of color this holiday season! Renowned Japanese photographer and film director, Mika Ninagawa teams up with shu uemura this holiday to create a unique colorful collection. This collection captures a woman's unlimited possibility for beauty with explosive vivid colors for the eyes, lips and nails. Combined with one-of-a-kind packaging, designed by acclaimed photographer Mika Ninagawa, bring distinctive looks and artistic beauty to the most festive time of year!
Shu Uemura, Mika Holiday Collection, shuuemura.com
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Take the trivia out of figuring out which brushes you need and why? Check out Eye Brush 101!
SecondCitysStyle.com Eyebrush 101
Green also brightens your complexion. So if you had a late night, and need to look 'bright eyed and bushy tailed' for the morning, try lining your eye with a subtle green liner, or add a sheer layer of green shimmer shadow. It will make you look half way alive! lol.
Take the plunge ladies. It's a color you should definitely add to your collection!
Some of my favorites are Swimming Eyeshadow by MAC $14.50 , or Nars Palette in BellyDance $32.00 (shown above).
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Yes, my weekend was very busy and was trying to catch up on some much needed sleep. Only Sunday was I able to dive into the bed. Needless to say, it was a great weekend and of course I had a Wedding to do, as most Saturdays.
So, after every Wedding, I find some product that I am obsessed with for the next couple of weeks, and that product for me this week was... my oh so wonderful Kabuki brush. Most Kabuki brushes I have tried, I have ditched because it was either hard as a hair brush, or it just shed like crazy. So when I was in New York a few weeks ago, I was convinced to by this little charm, and boy was were they right. It was a true charm.
It wasn't amazingly small compared to other Kabuki Brushes but I did notice it was lighter. Made with real goat hair, this brush is amazingly soft and fine. This brush fit in all the places I needed to; under the eyes,around the noses, and pretty much every nook and cranny. I loved how amazingly delicate it was on the skin, and even had my mother glancing, like she should own one ;-). HA. Love it.
So with that said here is my little beauty, that I'm sure I will be in love with for a long while...
Kabuki Large Cosmetic Brush, Royal Brush, royalbrush.com
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I Dare you.
MAC: "The retro-starlet allure of Hollywood glamour, with a modern twist. A season where lips connive, then confess in shades of provocative holiday reds. Party season and passions flare! "Red" She Said, and no one could resist her..."
I dare you! Check out some of these looks...
MAC Cosmetics, "RED" She Said, maccosmetics.com
- Kelley D. Woods
We will be donating 20% of the proceeds of the sales of TAI™ Lip Shine to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) during the months of November and December. Funds will be used to support the ADA’s efforts in contributing to diabetes research, information, and advocacy.
TAI™ Lip Shine is available for $19.50. In an effort to raise as much for the ADA as possible, we encourage you to “share the love” and order 3 with free shipping (enter TAI at checkout). They make great gifts!
About the American Diabetes AssociationThe ADA is the nation's premier voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy. The Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association provides services to hundreds of communities across the country. For more information please call 800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit http://www.diabetes.org/.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
This weekend the Powder Group brought to us The Artist Summit!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
HowTo: Beauty How-To. Creating a Smokey Eye For Day
Credit: SecondCityStyle.com Illustration by Kelley D. Woods
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Nars says, The exclusive collection creates timeless, Hollywood glamour with Jungle Red Nail polish, Jungle Red lipstick, and Jungle Red Lip liner.
Think Joan Crawford, circa 1938.
Upon my first glance, all I could say was wow! I totally thought old Hollywood Glamour, when ladies were 'ladie's and wore nothing but the finest. Even of course their makeup was glamorous. This is what Nars created when taking it back in time.
I think this is still classic. It will make the blandest face look sleek and sophisticated once applied.
This may definitely be one for the collection.
Jungle Red, Nars Cosmetics ($65) narscosmetics.com
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
In support of Breast Cancer there are many cosmetic companies bringing awareness, and one in particular is Bobbi Brown.
Source: bobbibrown.com Bobbi has created this exclusive, limited-edition set featuring Pink Quartz Glitter Lip Gloss and Tulle Lip Color. Pink Quartz is a pale silvery pink that works beautifully with our popular Tulle, a soft pink. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the Pink Ribbon Collection will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Help us make a difference. Enjoy Free Standard Shipping with any order that includes the NEW Pink Ribbon Collection. Enter offer code at checkout*: PINK08*Offer code required. One time use. Valid only on BobbiBrown.com 9/29/08-10/31/08 (midnight ET or while supplies last).
They are tried and true, and they have not failed me. I love a good product, and I will be loyal to them, as they are loyal to me..
So with that said, I give an award to my MAC Pressed Blot Powder $20. This instantly mattifies the face after the foundation is blended and ready to be set. It is great for touch ups after the face is blotted with blotting papers, and doesn't add any noticeable color or texture.
Next is my La Mer Hydrating Infusion $95 , This treatment saturates the skin lots of hydration, smoothness and conditioning. It prepares it to receive and boost the transformational benefits of moisturizer. I love how it plumps up the skin, and gives it a silky, smooth finish.
And last but not least is Nars Blush ($25). They have the best coverage and pigment and some of the most beautiful colors. A must are Nars Orgasm, and Taj Mahal!
MAC Blot Powder ($20), maccosmetics.com , La Mer Hydrating Infusion ($95) cremedelamer.com, Nars Blush ($25) sephora.com
-Kelley D. Woods
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
But catch the outfit its paired with. Can you see a stroll through the Hamptons on a chilly Sunday afternoon? The sophistication of the Alexander McQueen bag against such a casual outfit is brilliant. How brilliant.
Dear Boot Angel: "..Please, deliver to my door step... "
- Kelley D. Woods