Friday, August 28, 2015

BEAUTY GAME ON!

I am clearly not a beauty blogger, and I can only speak to what works for me. My makeup routine is pretty much the basics, no bells and whistles and contouring (I still haven't got this contouring thing out), foundation, bronzer or a highlighter if I'm feeling particularly adventurous, blush, a lengthening / thickening mascara and either a nude or bold lip depending on my mood. I love eye-shadow palettes, they give you plenty of options for day to evening looks, they're compact and convenient. I love cosmetics that have more than one use like a 2 N 1 that can be applied to the lips as well as the cheeks. My skin is prone to an occasional breakout and hyperpigmentation and I need foundation that can be easily layered to provide coverage when I need it and light coverage when I don't need as much, Bobbi Brown and BECCA Cosmetics both offer me the best of both worlds.  Enjoy and Be Inspired!
 Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Cream (Mink/Deep) w/Shimmering Skin Perfector (Opal)// Nars "Taos" Blush// Bobbi Brown "Nude" Lip Gloss// Nars "Belle De Jour" Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
A natural finish.
A bold Lip.
A bronze glow.
Early practice

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

AUGUST MOOD

My mind has been somewhere else and I've been lagging on my blogging lately, but I am back in the game today with my belated August Moodboard post, with a jet set vibe inspired by  the look of sleek sporty beach chic meets clean cut 90's influences meets tomboy glam, Cindy Turlington for Calvin Klein underwear fall 2013 ad, the beach, the strength and sensuality of a fit physique. Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Friday, August 14, 2015

EDITORIAL OBSESSION...POSTCARD FROM PORTOFINO

Christy Turlington for Vogue, December 1992 "Postcard from Portofino" found here.

Another editorial throwback featuring one of my favorite models of the 90's, Christy Turlington. I stumbled across this editorial and it had me at Portofino. I am loving the retro inspired fashions and the coastal port of the Italian Riviera, it's the perfect backdrop. It feels like you've stepped back in time and yet these fashions are wearable today. Enjoy and Be Inspired!

My Soundtrack to Portofino
If you are not able to get my playlist via my email subscription just go directly to my blog or click here and you will be able to see and listen to my coastal soundtrack full of Bossa Nova bliss

Saturday, August 8, 2015

A FLAVORFUL SUMMER

I am kicking off the weekend with another "Links to Share" post, where I share with you various musings, how-to's, quotes, antidotes, travel destinations, fashion/styling tips, cocktail recipes, ideas to steal, etc that I come across in my cyber travels. Enjoy and Be Inspired!
Still in summer bliss, but I can hear the whispers of fall in the far distance and I am totally ignoring them. I am holding onto summer with  summer wines, garden vegetables, creative work spaces, the perfect light weight transitional go-to jacket, a sleek white desk, a nod to pre-fall with stylish accessories that still hit the mark for summer.
1. Transitional dressing weather will be upon us soon and a great go-to piece is the essential suede jacket, it's stylish, chic and made for easy layering, this post from the blog Anne Sage is offers some great styles and styling options.
2. This tutorial on how to apply gel eyeliner and get a flawless look is something I will definitely try.
3. I want this Runway Desk by CB2, it's sleek  andthe high gloss white lacquer is stylish and it's perfect for staging Instagram photos.
4. Loving this 3-bottle summer wine box from Kendall Jackson, it comes with Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé it's a great way to stock up on  your favorite wines.
5. This easy to create gift calendar is a great gift idea or a creative way to style your office space.
6. I love quirky but functional kitchen gadgets that no one really needs but they're still cool to have around like this tomato hullster.
7. Read here for tips on "How to style your desk like a designer".
8. This burgundy leather belt is definitely on my must-have fall accessory list.
9. A great tasting olive oil with a subtle blend of flavors with note of  almond, artichoke and green apple, it's the perfect accompaniment to cooked vegetables, chicken, fish, as well as rice and desserts.

HAPPY WEEKEND!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NEUTRALIZED

Neutral Palette 1.0
Shifting Into Neutral with Yasmin Warsame
A neutral palette of soft hues pf grey and beige, nutty browns, nudes, subtle and muted pastels, and white. A neutral balance in fashion, interior decor, texture and coastal landscapes, all of which are inspiration for my go-to neutrals. Enjoy and Be Inspired! 

Top 2 collages are my latest Polyvore creations, found here, the second collage features model Yasmin Warsame.".
Last collage is a mood board for Cuyana Spring 2015 collection,

Monday, August 3, 2015

EDITORIAL OBSESSION...THE 90'S THROWBACK








Christy Turlington for Mirabella Magazine, June 1990 found here.

Loving this editorial from the now defunct Mirabella magazine, featuring one of my favorite 90's models Christy Turlington. These images are from the past, but they still feel fresh today; the light layers, subtle pastels and neutral color palette. Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NOIR.

I am kicking off the weekend with another "Links to Share" post, where I share with you various musings, how-to's, quotes, antidotes, travel destinations, fashion/styling tips, cocktail recipes, ideas to steal, etc that I come across in my cyber travels and today's post we're betting it all on black.
Enjoy and Be Inspired!
1. I really like the simple/slouchy shape of this bag
2. Loving this black romper with crochet details, who says you can't summer is too hot for black?
3. All the basic makeup brushes you'll ever need in one travel sized kit.
4. I love the smoldering, exotic  look of kajal eyeliner, it's not something I'd wear everyday but definitely an amped up  look I'd do for an evening out.
5. I love a sleek chronograph watch and I am really loving the look of this one by Michael Kors.
6. My latest Target purchase, this racerback demi bra; fyi, you may have to size up. 
7. Looking for a sexy ankle strap sandal? I think I've found the perfect pair in the "Tiara Ankle Strap Sandal" by Via Spiga.
8. These tassel drop earrings are perfectly on trend for summer days and summer nights.
9. I can't wait to try this watermelon & vanilla lip balm is vitamin enriched and infused with antioxidants that leave lips hydrated, softened and shiny.

HAPPY WEEKEND!

image above is 80's-90's model Helena Christensen