It's been a LONG winter! I, for one, am glad to see it go. Goodbye! As we welcome in Spring, it's going to be nice to welcome warmer days and lots of sun. Be sure to wear your sunscreen. Sunscreen should be worn year-round but especially when the weather changes. Don't just limit sun protection to the face. Be sure to get the backs of your hands, your neck and any other body parts that are out (like your arms and legs). Your skin is your biggest organ, so be sure to take care of it! Be good to it and it will be good to you.
On January 7, 2015, it was announced highly-sought after makeup artist, Lisa Eldridge, has been named Lancome's new Makeup Creative Director.
To say that I am excited would be an understatement. She is one of my top faves. Her skills are impeccable. She has a true love for the makeup arts and doesn't mind sharing her knowledge.
This will be the perfect fit for her skills and expertise. Her passion has really caused her to excel and it is such an inspiration.
I know that there are only great things in her future! Congrats, Ms. Eldridge!
It is definitely with a heavy heart that I write this post.
There are so many things that can be said about Stuart Scott and what he did for his craft. I will just say a few things about him and how he inspired me. For starters, he wasn't afraid to be himself. He knew he had something of value to offer and he delivered with such unique style. His style was so unique that his catchphrases become a part of American culture. If only more people would trust in themselves and who they were made to be instead of being what they think others want them to be.
He was also a loving dad. He wasn't afraid to show affection and talk about his young daughters. As a matter of fact, one of his colleagues said that within the first 5 minutes of meeting him, you were guaranteed to hear about his girls. I can only imagine what they are going through. On the other side of that, they got to experience unconditional love from their father. I am glad to know that they were able to experience that and that they will have beautiful memories of a father's love. Above all of his accomplishments, his greatest one was being a father. That is really what mattered to him most. How beautiful!
I, along with the rest of the sports world, will miss him. I will miss seeing him. Thank you, Stuart Scott, for all that you have done. You are "as cool as the other side of the pillow" and you will be missed.
Below, you will find Stuart Scott's moving award from the 2014 ESPYS where he received an award.
Just a quick note to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year! I hope that all of your dreams come true.
I am looking forward to all of the trends and get things that are to come in 2015.
Here's to more great things!
It's been quite busy these last several weeks. WHEW!
I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that the holiday brings you your hearts desire. It seems crazy that we are back around to the end of yet another year. 2014 is winding down now. It's time for me to start preparing for 2015. Hopefully you will be doing the same.
The planning can wait a few days-until next week. Gotta enjoy that time with family and friends.
Though this is not a fashion blog or website, Oscar de la Renta is definitely worth mentioning. He was one of the most iconic men in fashion. We have all admired his work at one point or another. From the famous and classic style of Jackie O. (Mrs. Kennedy) to the modern stars of today-like Sarah Jessica Parker (who was considered his muse), I have been inspired time and time again by his style. I don't know how he did it, but his gift for making women feel beautiful is so inspiring.
He will be greatly missed. His inspiration will live on for a very long time to come. One thing that he did for women is create beautiful, timeless masterpieces. When you have a gift like that, it must be shared with the world! Thank you Oscar de la Renta! You were a class act.
A red lip will always be glam! It may take a little work to find the right shade for you, but once you do, it will be well worth the effort. I particularly like this Rihanna Viva Glam by MAC. It is beautiful and really works to achieve a there but not-so-there look. What I mean is that even though it's red (and bold), it's not overpowering. It's fun! When wearing red, you can really tone down the rest of your makeup and focus on the red lip. Enjoy!
It's that time of year again. I really like the way that so many companies have really supported the cause. I wanted to post a project that I was able to take part in last year. I'm sure that we can all relate in one way or another. I had the pleasure of providing makeup for Ms. Cindy's television debut on Virginia Currents. Take a look at the story below for Cure by Design.
I really enjoy providing makeup for weddings. Weddings are really special. I had the honor and pleasure of providing makeup for the lovely Kim. She was really sweet and her family was awesome too!
Her wedding is featured in Virginia Bridal Magazine. Check it out! Look for the "Kim and Patrick" feature starting on page 106.
No images just yet. . . .just a brief update on what's to come in the makeup world for Fall, 2014.
Smoky eyes never get old and this upcoming season will be no exception. Hot classic red lips are going to be hit. So, for those of you who are into a classic red, this is your season! Lipstick is a gonna be a big hit.
These beautiful red lips are being paired with classic eyes as well as eyes that stand out more.
It's hard to think about Fall coming so quickly, but we are in August. The summer has gone by pretty fast and before you know it, kids will be back in school and we'll be getting back into the swing of things.