Holiday Packing

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Holiday Packing
Most people pack their bags and take a little break from work, and life, for the holidays.
If you're going on a bit of vacay, I have a few things that you need to add to your packing list. 
If you're heading up north and expecting a White Christmas, you're definitely going to need to keep your skin hydrated. Heavy facial and body lotions are a necessity! This is my first winter living away from Miami, and in the actual cold, so I'm quickly learning how to keep my skin from drying out in the winter air.
Now, if you're heading to a more tropical destination... you're going to probably want a lighter moisturizer. In the extreme heat and humidity, it's nice to go with lighter skincare and makeup. You should also pack your favorite spritz to help cool off while soaking up the sun at the beach!

For me, packing makeup is the most difficult part, but I think it's best to keep everything simple and just pack a popping lip color.
If you're hitting the slopes for your holiday, I think a red is a nice color for all your Instagram pictures in the snow.

Lighter lip formulations are great for the Tropics. It's so hot that you don't want to add anymore discomfort to yourself with a heavy, sticky lipstick or gloss. I recommend lip balms for the beach.
It's also fun to wear a juicy, bright color!

Highlighter and plenty of sparkle is key to any holiday look. I like silvers and cool tone shimmers for any icy look and warmer tones and golds for a year-round golden goddess look.
Now, a few things that are must-haves for any trip...
plenty of lip balm!

and your favorite skincare! Airplanes, and traveling in general, are hard on your skin so I have a travel size of the very best skincare to take a long with me.

Enjoy your holiday! 

Images my own or via Tumblr.

RIP Oribe

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

RIP Oribe

A legend in the beauty industry, Oribe Canales, has passed away this weekend. He was a hairdresser for the stars and changed the beauty industry with his line of Oribe hair products. In 1976, Oribe moved to New York City. It was while working at the Garren at the Plaza salon that Oribe received his first editorial credit, from the magazine GQ. He then started working with photographer Steven Meisel and makeup artist Fran├žois Nars. In 1987, Oribe established his first salon in New York City's Upper West Side.

Oribe styled models' hair at fashion shows for fashion houses such as Versace, Thierry Mugler, Calvin Klein, and Chanel. 

With the rise of supermodels in the 90s he really helped define a generation of hair with models such as Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista. 
His hair products are such a luxury and they work amazingly! I will forever re-purchase his Dry Texturizing Spray that doubles has a hairspray and dry shampoo (and the smell is HEAVENLY).
In honor of Oribe, Christy Turlington posted these gorgeous photos of them together during her wedding day in 2003.

All images via Oribe and Instagram.

Holiday Gift Ideas

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas

It's nearly two weeks til Christmas and if you're struggling to find the perfect gift for the girls in your life (or your shopping for yourself) here's a little guide.

I think these products make great gifts! I've either received them as gifts in the past... or I'm hoping Santa will drop them by my place this year.

If you're shopping for a makeup lover, I don't think you can go wrong with anything from Charlotte Tilbury. Her products are so high quality and come in the most beautiful packaging. Each year she comes out with an Advent Calendar stuffed with some of her most famous goodies!

Another great place for cute gifts is Glossier. Everything is so simple, pretty and most importantly, pink. They're skincare, makeup and trinkets are all really amazing and I don't think anyone would be disappointed when they set their eyes on the notorious pink pouch. 

Also, their perfume, GlossierYou, smells like heaven.

We all love twinkling things and so jewelry is always welcomed!
CatBird NYC and Bohindiestream have dainty, gorgeous pieces. CatBird is a little pricier, but you can still find some great basics for under a $100.


Something that I'm super excited about is the launch of Shani Grimmond's swimwear line. It comes out today and is filled with sleek basics. 
Even if you're not near the beach, or going on holiday anytime soon, these pieces would also look great for going out!

All Images via brand's websites. 

The 2018 British Fashion Awards

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The 2018 British Fashion Awards

Last night, the fashion set congregated once again at London's Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the Fashion Awards.
While the glamorous affair honors the industry's most innovative and exciting movers and shakers, what better way to celebrate fashion's coolest and most iconic designers than by wearing them on the red carpet?
Clare Waight Keller, British Designer of the Year Womenswear winner and Rosamund Pike in Givenchy.
RHW, Edie Campbell, and Kate Moss
Lana del Rey wore Gucci to present Alessandro Michele with the award for Brand of the Year.
Kendall Jenner in a stunning gold, see-through gown.
The highlight of the night was when Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at the Fashion Awards to present the British Designer of the Year, Womenswear award to Clare Waight Keller, artistic director for Givenchy and the woman behind her royal wedding dress.
Favorite looks from the night:
Alexa Chung in a beautiful vintage looking dress by her own label. 
Kaia Gerber, who won model of the year, in Alexander McQueen.
Georgia May Jagger and Suki Waterhouse in the cutest Mulberry ensembles.
Victoria and David Beckham look amazing together on the red carpet. V is wearing her own label.
All images via British Vogue.

Feeling Blue

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Feeling Blue

During the holiday season, most of us grab our brightest red lipstick and metallic glitter. This year, have you thought about going blue?

It's a bold and bright alternative to the usual Christmas party makeup. It's an easy way to standout in a sea of red lipped party-goers. 

"Less is more" has never been more true than when it comes to blue. I think it looks best when it is the focal-point of your makeup look. 
Clean skin, nude lips and bright blue shadow. 

There's so many way to add blue too. You can use it as a liner, a pop of color or an all over shade.
I gave it a try and had a bit of fun with it!

If you want to give it a go, there's plenty to chose from this holiday season. Huda Beauty has released Obsessions palettes which comes in an array of colors (obviously including blue). Violette and Estee Lauder has launched the Blue Dahlia palette and Stila has a stunning set of jewel tone duo-shadows.

Violette has tons of  blue-eyed inspiration, but here are a few you should check out!

Images via Pinterest