Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Hello to all my wonderful followers!
Many of you probably don't know that I do makeup in my spare time... It's something that I have always loved and enjoyed doing, and it's definitely something that I plan for the future as well! I adore everything that involves creativity, so it's no wonder that I just love styling & creating different looks not only when it comes to clothes, but beauty as well!
I thought I would show you some of the past looks I have done for a club where I work!
Last Saturday, the theme was Candy Girls! Katy Perry and her California Gurls video immediately popped into my mind, but I wanter something more! Something more fabulous and more... pink!
So that's how I came up with this super bubblegummy pink look, which kind of reminds me of a cross between Miss Perry and Nicki Minaj! Haha!
(This would also be great for a costume party!)
Personally, I love the outcome!
Definitely my favorite that I have done so far!
Products I used:
Eyeshadow - MAC Suave Intensions for the blue
and MAC Dollymix blush for the pink,
topped off with blue & pink glitter!
Eyeliner: MAC Fluidline gel in Blacktrack
Lipstick - NYX Narcissus mixed with Strawberry Milk
Blush - MAC Dollymix
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I have always loved & admired the renowed French jeweler & watchmaker brand Cartier, and today I'm doing a post on one of their most famous pieces, the "L⊝Ve" bracelet.
Many people don't know that this iconic piece of jewelry has been around for quiet some time - in fact, it was designed in 1969 by Aldo Cipullo!
It quickly became popular wordwide perhaps because of its provocative resemblances to a chastity belt, which it was inspired by.
And what do I mean by that?
Well for those of you who don't know, these gorgeous bracelets actually come with a screwdriver, and you practically screw them onto your wrist and lock it back afterwards!
It's safe to say that it was originally made for couples as a sign of love & commitment, and at a time, Cartier only marketed these luxurious bangles to Hollywood couples like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
What's important is, these bracelets were designed so that you cannot take them off, and that is exactly what makes them so special and so intriguing! They aren't wide enough to slip on/off your wrists, so the only way you are putting them on/taking them off is by using the screwdriver! So unique!
And if that wasn't enough - you can also get the screwdriver in the form of a necklace, which means you can gift one of these precious bracelets to your loved one, while you get to keep the key as a sign of your commitment to the relationship! How cute!
Cartier has officially relaunched the Love bracelet in 2011 and now there are several designs & styles available! (Even a jewelry line consisting of rings, cufflinks, necklaces and watches!)
They come in 4 colours, yellow gold, rose gold, white gold and platinum, and some bracelets are even offered with diamonds & special coloured gems.
...I sure wouldn't mind one myself. ♥
At the end of the day, I have to say I just absolutely love iconic fashion items like these!
Which means - you'll definitely see more of these posts from me in the future! :)
Posted by A. ♥ at 2:39:00 AM
Monday, April 2, 2012
So I have become a huge fan of gel nails, and I have to say I'm crazy addicted to them! I have tried out several styles, but I just have so many more in my mind that I want to do! They are just amazing, last ages, up to 4 weeks to be exact, don't chip, fade, break, etc. I am simply in love with them.
I will be doing a post on each of the different styles I've had in the past!
This time, it's half moon style!
I haven't had black nails in a while, I've been leaning towards nudes & whites & light pinks more, and that's exactly why I decided to go for black this time, because I just missed it too much!
I wear a lot of black & I'm a gold kind of girl when it comes to accessories, so these nails complemented pretty much everything that I wore! I just love them! And of course, I couldn't forget the cute little bow either! I had to add that as a finishing touch, haha!
Also - if you haven't noticed, I changed the shape of my nails too! It's now longer & rounded, not square cut!