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Fire and Ice

25 Feb

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

-Robert Frost

This is by far one of the best opening scenes of a movie that I have ever seen! Bella and Edward are sitting in a field surrounded by flowers and she is studying out loud for her English exam. It is so romantic! Then on top of all that Edward asks Bella to marry him! (insert gooey music here!)

Nox Polishes have two colors that I think express Fire and Ice. The first is somewhat of a coral color which is huge for spring! The color has debuted on runways all around NYFW and can be seen in every designers collection! The second color is more of an icy dark blue that has a hint of shimmer in the sunlight (just like Edward!). If I were going to be doing a look for these two polishes I would be paint all of my colors the coral color and just one pinky or ring finger dark icy blue! Total hot look for summer!

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A Velvet Rope I want to Stand Behind!

16 Feb

Velvet Rope Collection- Candle on the bottom right!

How annoying is it when you go out to the clubs in LA AND you are for sure on the guest list AND have a bottle inside AND those people still make you stand in line so that they can exert power over you because they can. The answer is VERY ANNOYING.

Anyways, yesterday Ron Robinson who is the president of Apothia Los Angeles came to speak to us about what his inspiration was behind his products. Normally I tend to go for more expensive, yet mainstream perfume that you can find at any Nieman’s counter, but I was truly intrigued by not only his designs, but also his scents.

IF is his first and most popular scent that has floral notes, peppered with hints of Yuzu and Grapefruit. While I found myself attracted to IF, I really loved his other scent Velvet Rope. Velvet Rope was a concept that he came up with while at a bar in London having a dry vanilla martini. The bartender had mixed the vodka and vermouth together and garnished it with a real vanilla bean. The oil of the vanilla bean had dripped down the martini glass and viola! Velvet Rope’s concept was born! Apothia’s website describes the scent as, “an icy cold, dry vanilla martini spiked with absolute jasmine and a twist of grapefruit.” Now anyone who knows anything about me knows that my staple drink is a greyhound. No wonder I was intrigued by the fragrance!

The design of the roll-on fragrance oil is really what gained my enthusiasm! The outside is a soft rubber that bounces when lightly dropped! Your perfume oil literally has a spring in its step! I’m obsessed! What a great article for your purse!

Another part of his fragrance collection that I couldn’t get enough of was his candles! They double as solid perfume because they have no harmful additives in them so you can rub them directly on your skin! He carries his element of rubber throughout his whole line. The candles are flanked by rubber strips on top for both functionality (you can move the lit candle with ease without burning yourself) and a design element! How hip is that?

I really love this line and will be rockin’ the Velvet Rope for months to come!

Image Credit: http://www.ronrobinson.com

 

 

Fork’s Seasons

16 Feb

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Remember when Bella was sitting by her window waiting for Edwards to return after he told her that he couldn’t be with her anymore? Everyone knows what it is like to go thorough a breakup. It is horrible, painful and emotional. Bella was so stunned that she sat through all the seasons of Forks waiting for Edward to come back into her life. The window before her is plagued by the time and all the seasons vibrant colors. From the deep purples to the sparkle of snow. Nothing seems to get through to her though, except for Edwards absence.

The Nox Collection aims to capture all the colors of the seasons as well as Bella’s moods. These are the colors that I have selected from the collection to represent that painful time in her life. The Volturi Family crest is also placed on the bottle to remind Bella of Edward and what his future may be if she dose not safe him from himself. Both Bella and Edward need to be saved in their tragic struggle for each other’s love. Happy Valentines Day.

Iridescent Sparkles represent Edward if he were to show himself in the sun

Pink and Gold shimmer are for Bella and her soft beauty

Pink Sparkle is for the sunset at dusk during the fall

Blue-hued Maroon represents the color of love Bella has for Edward during the time of waiting…

Deep Sangria Red stands for the depth of Bella and Edwards connection, even when not physically together

Black is for the shadow cast over Bella’s heart in this time of sorrow

Twilight Beauty is offering HALF OFF everything on their site through February 28th. Click here for details. There is a new Edward and Bella Set for Valentines Day! The set is a blend of both Edward’s and Bella’s colors:

1) the Team Edward palette AND the Bella palette
2) the two Edward and Bella NOX Twilight nail polishes that are pictured together above
3) two femme fatale lip glosses : in Surrender (natural rosy pink) and Drizzle (clear gloss with silvery sparkle)

Jacob’s Motorcycle Eyes

9 Feb

Volturi Twilight Foreshadow Eyelid Primer

Dose anyone remember that scene from twilight where Jacob is helping Bella put the motorcycle back together so that she can eventually out herself into danger to find Edward? Well besides the fact that Jacobs abs are so hot and overwhelming, Bella’s eyes look glowing and dewy. Now we know that you can get that glowing a dewy look from working on a bike all day in a shed with Jacob, but how about for us girls that are not hot and bothered with Jacob? It’s somewhat like that glow you get from the gym when you have just finished working out, but with a hint of sheen, oh and the rest of your face isn’t an oil pit. That is the look I want to achieve.

I personally have tried many different shadows (both wet and dry) to achieve this look. Some of my peer mix vaseline with certain products, but i fins that the end result is creasing. Then I stumbled upon the Foreshadow. It is part of the Twilight collection that is so rightfully named. It is a primer for other shadows that doesn’t have that awkward sticky feeling or alone nude color. It really can be work both alone or with shadows. The glow that it gives is dewy and great for a date, even a Valentines kiss. The sheen is a glossy nude that reflects the light with the perfect hit of Bella blush like rose. It never creases like most other primers, but you don’t get that icky color when worn alone. Call me a Jacob shed and motorcycle enthuasist, but I am wearing this primer alone.

Second Skin

2 Feb

Face Fabric Second Skin Nude Makeup

I am one of those girls that is always on the search for new foundation or something that is going to make my face look comepletly flawless. I mean, how else am I supposed to get free drinks? This foundation lives up to its name. It really is like face fabric and it never looks cakey on your face. Also because it is silicone based it doesnt settle into fine line or pores! Face Fabric also has a sunscreen (SPF 12).   I highly recomend this for summer nights when you want to look “bare”, but still done up! All you need is a bronzer and a cocktail and you are good to go for the night! Did someone mention a rooftop party?

You can buy Giorgio Armani Cosmetics at Neiman’s and Barneys! Happy shopping!

Calling All Barbie Fans!

25 Jan

So I was stumbling along the world wide web and found this super fun event to go to in Santa Ana over the weekend! Lola Cosmetics will be there along with their head makeup artist Klexius Kolby who has done countless celebrity’s over the years and American Idol! He is most famed for Michael Jackson on his last major tour! I mean, if he can make a falling off nose look good imagine what he can do with your perfect canvas? Plus, the eyeliner that Barbie wears is super sexified!

The Never Ending Debate

19 Jan

My bestie drew this bad boy at work! So scientific!

So my girlfriends and I were sitting in class one day thinking about what we would do with ourselves if this whole “beauty industry” thing doesn’t work out. Obviously, the whole housewife subject came to be. I was thinking though, I have known some men of the past to marry just for the looks aka “the trophy wife”. I remember reading John Grisham‘s The Appeal when I was on my way to California at a young age and thinking once I got off the plane that my uncle had definitely gone that route. My aunt-to-be was beautiful beyond words (plus she got points for the accent) and well, my uncle was clearly interested. Any man who was heterosexual would have been.

At Woody’s Warf one  Thursday night I happened to raise the question for a different set of girlfriends. And viola! the Venn Diagram came to be! Thank goodness for all those years in business school, they finally helped me articulate something remotely useful.

According to the diagram above, you can be both. Hey, I strive.