Everyday Winged Liner: Lauren Conrad Makeup Howto

Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC eye shadows:
Soft Brown
Glamour Check (or Bronze)
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense
Cover Girl Lashblast mascara
MAC So Ceylon Mineralized Skinfinish (or any bronzer with light shimmer)
MAC Cantaloupe powder blush (MAC Pro)
NARS Albatross highlighting powder
YSL Golden Gloss #20

(not shown in video: Lancome Tient Idole Freshwear Foundation)

Man Fashion: Summer Office Styles

Spring is definitely over and summer is where we are now. You want to stay cool at work, and you’re not just thinking temperature. If you’re not working at Microsoft, Google, or any of the big tech companies, chances are you don’t get the luxuries of wearing whatever you want. So how can you stay cool in the hot sun without being in the hot seat? Below are some pointers to get you started, and examples on how to use these guidelines to work for you.

Think about fabric: Pima cotton is breathable, versatile for all season, and has outstanding quality for clothing. Cotton blends, particularly with stretch wool or rayon/viscose, are great during the summer and keep your clothes fitted to your body. Linen is definitely a must-have in summer attire.

Think of colors: Try mixing bolder shades of spring pastel hues to “spring” into summer. Bold and vibrant colors can look cool and still be comfortable, such as various shades of purple, orange, and blues. Earth and neutral tones – like olives, tans, and browns – are definitely a standard and can look professional with minimal effort. Whites and greys are staples and versatile even when paired with bolder colors to accentuate your personal look. Minimize wearing black as much as possible. If you do wear black, get that in breathable fabrics like linen or cotton chinos, or look for it in subtle patterns.

Think of your workplace: Format your attire based on the dynamic of your workplace. Don’t wear sandals or flip flops if your work does not call for it.

Putting It All Together

No matter what fabrics, color and workplace, the most important of summer office wear is able to give you comfort and express individual personal styles.

Real Bride: Flat Twist Bun

Courtesy of Shaundra Coleman
Stylist: Kolandra Watkins
Photographer: Mallory Gordon of Blanton Photography
Richmond, VA

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

We all know that quality makeup brushes can be quite an investment. Makeup brushes, to me, are just as important as the cosmetics themselves where overall results are concerned. Properly cleaning them not only keeps the brushes themselves nice and well-conditioned, but it can keep your skin cleaner and clearer as well. Keep your brushes performing their best by following a few easy cleaning tips and methods from my tutorial below so they'll stay perfect for years to come!


Loose & Wavy

This is a loose and wavy style as worn by actress Zoe Saldana.

Bridal Braids

This is a braid updo in a chic, creative style.

Source: Unknown/Kemi?

Kim Kardashian Dramatic Bronze Smokey Eye

Products Used:
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
MAC eye shadows:
Soft Brown
Swiss Chocolate
Stila Eye Kajal liner in Tigers Eye
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense
Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Smashbox Blush in Radiance
MAC lipstick in Angel
MAC lipglass in Nymphette

Man Fashion: Who is the Most Influential Man in Men Fashion World?

Whether you like this or not, the most influential man in men fashion world is definitely not Barak Obama, not yet. Brad Pitt is out, Mathew Fox is not in this list. So who else is in your mind?

Yes. David Beckham. If you have read any of the recent news. Dolce & Gabbana is in fact think that David Beckham is one of the most influential people in men's fashion.

The Italian designers' menswear range is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. Neither can believe they have been so successful in the industry, and believe teaming up with the soccer star in the late 90s really boosted their range.

"Before, it (men's fashion) was for social things, for gays, for eccentrics, for weirdos; it was a small market. David was the start, a hot, straight, family man with kids. He was such a big star and he gave the possibility to be fashionable to millions. He made it possible for men to approach fashion without fear. Men felt if he can do it, I can," Stefano Gabbana said.

The duo admits they wouldn't wear all the clothes they create, but say each piece has some of their personality in it. Both Stefano and Domenico Dolce design with their ideal man in mind, explaining they create looks they want to see men experimenting with.

So do you really agree with their statement? Again, we would like to hear from you. :)

Shirtless Sunday: Cristiano Shirtless at the Pool in NYC

For today's Shirtless Sunday we have Cristiano Ronaldo chilling at the pool with his family in NYC, we also see his pink Emporio Armani underwear waistband. And a congratulations to Spain for winning the world cup today beating the Netherlands 1-0 in extra time, sorry Cris better luck next time! 20 shirtless pictures of Cris inside!

Waistband Wednesday: Kellan's Calvin Klein Waistband

Now we've seen Kellan Lutz's Calvin Klein's before but he's just to hot to ignore, for this week's Wednesday Waistband we have Kellan Lutz showing his Calvin Klein waistband! Click the picture to enlarge.

Pictures: Socialite Life

Dramatic Curly Updo

This is a curly style swept into a dramatic updo.
Photo courtesy of Severin Hubert.

Red Glitter Nails for the 4th!

Illamasqua in Untold

Happy 4th of July everyone! I'll be sporting this color on my nails while cooking out and seeing a fireworks show to celebrate our Independence Day. Looks very cute with my blue romper! :)

Ok, so enough of that- about the color... Red is not my favorite color and I usually despise the hassle of glitter nail polish, but this combo is actually quite nice. This shade is a very dense glitter, which is sometimes hard to find. However, if you want that nice opaque, similar to the bottle look, you'll need to invest some time in this and apply 3 coats. And also a genius tip from my friend Lorraine-- Apply a coat of clear nail polish first, before applying the glitter so that removal is much easier. Also, don't forget a top coat to finish the process. ...Yeah, so that's a good 5 coats of nail polish right there. Yeah, they're a little thick and clumpy, but the glitter disguises it pretty well and looks really fun. :)