Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jarrod

I just started working with this kid and we clicked immediately :) Jarrod is a young, talented musician from Michigan with a huge smile and big heart. He works in the television field and spends his free time covering some of his favorite tunes as well as coming up with original music. Check him out on YouTube or Tumblr.
~Natalia





I know I usually blog about cosmetics, but Jarrod wouldn't let me put makeup on him ;) Here is my Jarrod inspired look; I'm wearing a flannel shirt with an edgy eye while listening to Jarrod's cover of "Skinny Love."

Sunday, January 29, 2012

new!



Vince Camuto Babe Canyon Brown
As I was on my way out of the mall the other day, my eyes locked on these incredibly cool platform sandals. I could not bare to leave without trying them on, but I didn't buy them that day. The shoes stayed on my brain, and I eventually gave in and purchased them.

Here they are! Aren't they amazing?! I can't wait until spring!!!
 

~Shandrese
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sage

Jumper: BCBGeneration, Blazer: H&M, Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Purse: Coach

This sage-colored jumper is so light and airy. I love it, eventhough jumpers can be a real pain to wear sometimes. It's a great break from all of the darker colors I've been wearing lately. I hadn't noticed how much black I've been wearing until Natalia brought it to my attention. It's funny....there was a time when I very rarely wore black clothing at all...

I hope everyone's year is starting off well! I've been so busy lately. Gotta get this balancing act together...

Enjoy the rest of your week :)

~Shandrese



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Monday, January 23, 2012

Nuance

Nuance "Passion Pink" lipstick and "Rose Petal" Balm from CVS

This photo of Salma Hayek was found online.
"Rage" Orly polish from Ulta
Eye makeup from M.A.C, BH Cosmetics, Tarte, Loreal, Maybelline. Lips from Nuance, CVS. Blush from ULTA.



This weekend I did a little cosmetic shopping and purchased a couple of products that I have been meaning to pick up months ago. I'm probably the last person to purchase items from Salma Hayek's new cosmetic line Nuance, but I must say that I am very pleased. The lipstick is very smooth and lasted for most of the day. I usually stick to tinted lip gloss because lipstick can leave my lips a little dry, but this lipstick has an extreme amount of moisture. Salma is a beautiful woman, so I had no doubt that her products would be fab ;) 
~Natalia

Monday, January 16, 2012

Read all about it!

Olive Coco Magazine is one my favorite online sites to catch up on the latest beauty, fashion and entertainment news. I came across a nail tutorial showing how to add newspaper text/graphics on top of nail polish. This design can take a few tries to get it right, so practice makes perfect ;)

The newspaper print nail tutorial can be found here.

~Natalia









"Wine Room" lipstick from Wet n Wild.

Magenta polish from Hot Topic, Red polish from O.P.I, "Fuchsia Shock Creme" polish from N.Y.C.




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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Vintage Red


My sister, My mother and Me :)



As I mentioned before, every now and then I will post vintage photos of my mother, Veronica Renay :) I can't believe I found these photos of my sister, mother and I looking fabulous in red lipstick (not to mention that we look similar). My brand of choice is M.A.C and my sister likes Revlon. My mother used to wear all brands but she preferred Revlon as well.
~Natalia

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Little Details


 Tiffany 1837 Circle Earrings
Ever since I cut my hair short, I've been wearing a lot of studs. Here are my newest pair :)

~Shandrese
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

All Dolled Up

Dress: Forever 21
 
This is one of my favorite dresses. It's sheer, black and has this incredibly cute bow that I love sooooo much! It's the ideal babydoll dress. It was perfect for the weekend, especially since we've been having this weird weather. It's cold during the week and pleasantly warm on the weekends.

~Shandrese




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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Piperlime & Other Finds

To be honest, I'm not much of a high heels girl. I feel more confident and comfortable when I wear flats, but occasionally I will find a a pair of heels that I need in my life :) I found these rockin' shoes on Piperlime.com. I'm a huge fan of the T.V. show Project Runway and on the past seasons the contestants used accessories from the Piperlime wall; so I decided to take a look the website.

I also found accessories and cosmetics from ASOS and Sleek Makeup during one of my online searches :)
                                                                          ~Natalia


These shoes can be found on Piperlime.


Croquet by Steve Madden
Madee-S by Steve Madden
Adena by Sam Edelman
Jazie by Steve Madden
Devika by Nine West
Cress by Nine West


ASOS Tortoisehell Hair Comb, ASOS Faux Fur Bear Ears Hat

Me, Myself and Eye Palette, Sunset I-Divine Palette,  Amped Lipstick, Mystic Lipstick (all from Sleek Makeup)


Monday, January 9, 2012

In the nude

Most of the females I know tend to lean towards the nude colors when it comes to makeup. Natural colors are sophisticated, simple and safe and can be worn everyday. Occasionally I'll break away from the loud colors, but I don't stay away for long :P




Makeup from MAC and NYC.

Earrings were an older purchase  from Forever 21 .

~Natalia

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Buttoned Down



Top: BCBGeneration (spring 2011), Pants: Gap , Watch: Bulova (old), Ring/Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.


BCBG always makes fun, stylish clothes. This shirt has heavy buttons along the back which tend to weigh down the fabric. I love the way the shirt falls and gathers on it's own. It's a great twist on a standard black and white shirt.
 

~Shandrese
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A simple look with lavender corners

For this post, I wanted to rock a natural eye look with a pop of color. Purple is my go-to color because it seems to go well with brown eyes.
                                                                             ~Natalia





Makeup used in this series of photos:

Brows: "Spiked" eyebrow pencil by MAC
Lips: "Loud and Lovely" Cremesheen Glass by MAC
Cheeks: "Toasted Almond" blush by Black Radiance
Eyes: "Shadow Insurance" eye shadow primer by Too Faced, "Natural Smokes" bronze shadow by Maybelline, "Indianwood" paint pot by MAC, "Ransom" eyeliner by Urban Decay, "Blackest Black" gel eyeliner by Maybelline, "Blackest Black" mascara by Loreal Paris.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

TurQuatic

Have you ever imagined what mermaids would smell like if they really existed? Well, this perfume is it! Turquatic smells like a vacation, the beach, sand, ocean water...Yeah, I'm in love :)

                                                                        ~Natalia



  
Photo found online.
Aquatic smokey blue eye. Eye makeup from BH Cosmetics and Urban Decay.

Turquatic from MAC.

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