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  • Fall 2013 Beauty Trends 101

    Even though it still feels like we’re in the dead of summer here in Atlanta, the fact that fall (my favorite season) is only a few days away makes me both excited and anxious. With the changing of the seasons comes a need to change ones wardrobe, home decor and most importantly beauty routine. From skincare to hair care and even makeup, the fall season brings cooler temperatures, shorter days with natural sunlight and a tendency to go darker and deeper when it comes to hair color and makeup shades.

    In order to help you (my loyal readers) navigate the fall 2013 beauty trends, I figured I would make it easy and simple with a few key trends to watch for and incorporate into your routine:

    Oxblood lips are THE must have lip color this Fall. In the past, the deep reds, crimsons and wine colors have all been staples for autumn but this year, the color goes deeper, darker and much more dramatic. The best way to wear this dangerous color is matte or semi-matte. Glossy dark lips can look too vampy. Pair this bold lip with a very neutral eye and barely there cheek.

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    September 18, 2013 • Beauty News, Makeup, Uncategorized • Views: 6869

  • I’m Currently Obsessed With…Essie Fall 2013 Collection

    As someone who lives for fall, I am so excited to see the beginnings of fall beauty campaigns on the internet and in my favorite fashion magazines. I recently saw the swatches for the new fall collection from Essie and all I can say is WOW! Looks like the holographic trend that will be all over accessories this fall has trickled down to the beauty scene. Check out this incredibly chic new collection:

    • Vested Interest: A tweedy woolen gray teal creme
    • Cashmere Bathrobe: A true gray creme
    • For the Twill of It: Rich maple with reflective olive shimmer
    • The Lace is On: Jewel-tone pearlescent fuchsia
    • Twin Sweater Set: Vibrant crimson red
    • After School Boy Blazer: Blue black creme

    These gorgeous polishes retail for $8 each and will be in store in September! Go to Essie.com for more information!

    August 20, 2013 • Beauty News, I'm Currently Obessed With..., Makeup • Views: 3476

  • I’m Currently Obsessed With…The New Black Ombre Kits

    As I am working on the October issue of Juicy Magazine on a Halloween beauty spread, I came across this super cool new nail polish brand called The New Black. I instantly fell in love with their ombre nail kits which come in several shades. I love the concept of an ombre kit. You can use the polishes in a traditional ombre application – going from light to dark all on one nail – painting the entire nail with the lightest shade and then carefully sponging the darker shades ontop until you achieve the desired ombre effect. You can also paint each nail with the corresponding five shades going from light to dark all on one hand.

    Currently you can purchase these cool kits at Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com for $22 each!

    I am loving these polishes! Stay tuned for a review!

    July 26, 2013 • I'm Currently Obessed With..., Makeup, Uncategorized • Views: 723

  • I’m Currently Obsessed With Hourglass Manicure

    Just in time for summer, there’s a cool new manicure making the rounds. The hourglass manicure is a fun, chic way to show your love of pattern and design. Created by Naja, a celebrity manicurist and a new cast-member on WETV’s top reality show “LA Hair”, this new manicure has all of Hollywood’s top trendsetters buzzing. You can rock this look with two or three colors. I am loving this new manicure as its graphic and has dimension and creates a dynamic look that works well on all nail shapes and sizes!

    July 10, 2013 • Beauty News, I'm Currently Obessed With..., Makeup, Uncategorized • Views: 713

  • Beauty by the Book: 4th of July Nails

    Tomorrow is the 4th of July which is when all Americans celebrate Independence Day! From BBQs to pool parties and picnics, people across the country gather with family and friends to commemorate the day we gained our independence from Great Britain hundreds of years ago. Well, one surefire way to show your love of country is with an adorably patriotic manicure. Check out this super cute 4th of July inspired nail tutorial!

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    July 3, 2013 • Beauty by the Book, Makeup • Views: 1231