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Calling all Makeup Fans, Beauty Junkies and Halloween Addicts!

Wet N Wild’s 2014 Fantasy Makers Halloween Collection is here and I’m kinda shrieking in delight about the “Crawl the Line” stencil kits!

Each kit includes everything you need to transform yourself like a pro into a Devish Queen, Queen of the Dead, Rockstar or Wild Cat.

With the specially-coordinated 6-pan glitter crème palette, eye stencil,  and black eyeliner these kits make a  simple, easy and affordable way to create a spook-tacular Halloween look!

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Available for $5.99 at Target, CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens and Party City.

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Eve Lom Flawless Radiance Primer

by christiem on October 21, 2014 · 0 comments

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OK, you have all heard it before, makeup artists and beauty experts telling you that you need to use a primer but you are still scratching your head as to why.

Well to put is simply a primer is like shapewear.

When you don your favorite SPANX they shape, smooth, conceal and hold everything in place so that when you add your clothing everything looks better, right?

Well a skin primer does the same thing. Whether you want to blur wrinkles, reduce the appearance of pores or even your skin tone,primers do this while at the same time creating a perfect, velvety base for foundation!

My most recent beauty discovery is an I-can’t-live-without-it primer from Eve Lom, Flawless Radiance Primer.

What is It: Anti-aging Radiance Boosting Skin Primer

What Does It Do: evens out imperfections, softens fine lines, reduces pore size and gives skin a youthful plumping effect,  Brightening actives reduce dark pigment areas while potent plant extracts deliver deep hydration.

How to Use It: Squeeze a small amount onto the back of your clean hand. Apply to clean, moisturized skin with finger tips. Move from the centre of the face outward.  Let it dry for about 30 seconds before applying foundation.

Why I Love It: My foundation finally looks smooth!  Rather than sitting on top of my skin the primer allows my foundation to blend to my skin creating a my-skin-but-better appearance. After applying the primer foundation glides on like a dream and my skin felt hydrated, supple and had a beautiful glow. The appearance of pores was also greatly reduced! LOVE LOVE LOVE This Primer!

Where to Buy It: Neiman Marcus and NeimanMarcus.com

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Film and TV Inspired Halloween Costumes

by christiem on October 19, 2014 · 0 comments

Some people go BIG when it comes to Halloween costumes and by BIG I mean BIG DOLLARS.

But, not all of us want to dish out big bucks for something we will probably never wear again.

Rather than investing in a Halloween Costume that will only last one night, make the most of your budget by styling a fashion forward piece that you can wear again, to fit the look of your favorite movie and tv characters!

After all, there is no better place to find Halloween Costume Inspiration than in films and on TV.

Here are a few of my favorites that make a perfect pairing with this spooky season and will deliver a WOW on All Hallows Eve yet keep you fashionable all year long.

 

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Cynthia Steffe Ponte Shirt Dress Available at Nordstrom 

Cambridge Satchel in Black Available at Shopbop

Deborah Lippmann Fade To Black Naiol Lacquer Available at Neiman Marcus

Commando Opaque Dig Free Tights Available at Nordstrom

Steve Madden Troopa Boot Available at Nordstrom 

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JULIUS Structured Military Coat Available at FarFetch

Steven Alan Banded Collar explorer Shirt Available at East Dane

John Varvatos Slim Fit Suspender Pant

 John Varvatos Thayer Tall Button boot

Leather Journal with metal Lock

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L’ecole Des Femmes Suspender Pleated Skirt

TOPSHOP Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt

TOPSHOP Shrunken Leather Biker Jacket

MODCLOTH Patent Office Heel

ASOS Over The Knee Socks

Guess Oval Wood Bead Chain Rosary Necklace

NARS Hardwire Lipcolor

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Religion Wool coat with Asymmetric Buttons

AllSaints Piper Leather Peacoat

Diesel Thavar-Dest Leather Pant

Basic Black T-Shirt 

Wire through Ear Earrings 

Latch Zip Black Leather Ankle Boot

Hugo Boss Motorcycle Gloves

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Model Bootcamp: Size it Up

by christiem on October 14, 2014 · 0 comments

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I just completed a 15 day photoshoot.  Whew! I’m exhausted!

After working through 8 racks of wardrobe, 37 pairs of shoes, 40 principle models and 85 extras I realized it was time for another Model Bootcamp post!

Nothing and I mean nothing irritates me more than when I ask a female model their size and they say “Um, I’m like a 3/5″.

My face turns red and I have a compulsion to keep correcting the model as they argue with me.

I say “Oh you mean you’re a 2/4″?

They reply “Yeah I’m a 3/5″

I say “Yes a 2/4″

and so it goes…..round and round.

Why does this infuriate me?  Well, a 3 or a 5 is a Junior clothing size.  If you are over the age of 13 you are in adult sizes which run 2,4,6,8, etc.  You are NEVER a 3/5 unless you are still making plans for the freshman Homecoming Dance.

The same goes for men.  When a stylist asks you what your jacket size is the answer is NEVER “I’m a medium”.

You should always reply with a number and length such as 42R or 40L.

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Here is what you should know:

Ladies

Bra/Bust

Dress

Inseam

Waist

Shoe

Men

Jacket

Neck

Sleeve Length

Waist

Inseam

Shoe

and if you want to be really thorough, Hat Size.

Gentlemen, if you do not know these sizes you can go to any retailer that carries suits and their sales experts will measure you for free.

Please beautiful people.

Don’t drive your stylist crazy and run the risk of having to wear clothing that is too small or waaaay to big.  Size yourself up!

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Downtown Summerlin Streetstyle

October 12, 2014

This weekend I was on the streets of Downtown Summerlin at the Grand Opening Street Festival spotting the best of downtown street-style and handing out give cards to the chicest in the crowd. Effortless chic.  easy and relaxed yet polished and put together.  These ladies have the “IT” factor. Casual Cool. Sometimes an added accessory punches […]

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Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Hydrating Milk Cleanser

October 2, 2014

Donkey Milk. Yes, you heard me, Donkey Milk. This is the key ingredient in the latest product, from beauty guru Napoleon Perdis. Let’s set the Donkey Milk part aside for a moment and talk about Milk Cleansers. I have discussed Balm, Foam and Gel Cleansers here on my blog but I haven’t really touched on Milk Cleansers […]

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Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse

October 1, 2014

This Outfit of the Day Look began with a fabulous pair of Seychelles 1950’s inspired stacked heel shoes from Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse. Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, offering more than 30,00 pairs of designer and name brand shoes at affordable prices,  will open their doors to Las Vegas shoe-lovers on Thursday October 9th at Downtown Summerlin! […]

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Get Your Shopping Shoes Ready for Downtown Summerlin

September 29, 2014

Open, Open Open!!!! It’s finally here!  The Grand Opening of Las Vegas’ newest retail shopping destination: Downtown Summerlin! Downtown Summerlin will kick things off on October 9th with a four day street festival of shopping, music, food, fashion and live entertainment, beginning with a spectacular light show opening ceremony at 8pm on October 9th.  The […]

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The BoxTrolls: A Peek Beneath the Boxes

September 26, 2014

I LOVE stop-motion animation.  I have been obsessed with it since I was a child- remember The Year Without a Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? My stop-motion devotion then carried through to adulthood with The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Corpse Bride. I am absolutely mesmerized by the realistic detail and gritty surrealistic […]

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12 Hours With Sisely Paris Phyto-Teint Expert

September 24, 2014

I work long days.  Really….long….days. A typical work day for me is anywhere from 10-14 hours with not much time for touching up so my foundation needs to be a heavy hitter. Lately I have been noticing that BB Creams, CC Creams and tinted moisturizers just aren’t getting the job done anymore. I need something richer […]

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