What I love most about fall is breaking out my skinny jeans, boots and light sweaters. The comfortable chill in the air, gets me thinking about Halloween and apple cider. The changing leaves also play a huge role in my style choices during the fall months. In celebration of fall, here’s my shopping list of fab fall fashions:
3. Camel Detachable Fur Lined Hood Contrast Trims Cape: I’ve always wanted a cape and this one is to die for! Fall is the best time to wear capes as they can be a stylish alternative to a light jacket. With winter being so cold, they often get covered up. So take the opportunity to show them off during fall.
4. Sephora Favorites Draw The Line: I love black eyeliner, especially liquid. However, I don’t wear it much in the summer because the heat often melts it off. So in the fall, I kind of go crazy with the liner.
5. Vince Camuto ‘Karita’ Over the Knee Boots: There’s nothing sexier for fall than over the knee boots. Aside from being sexy, they keep you warm and go with anything. With all the walking I do around NYC, I wore out my old pair last year. I’m dying to get these.
I’ve always had very thin sparse eyebrows. So much so that people would constantly accuse me of over plucking them when I hadn’t plucked them at all. For years, I was embarrassed about my small eyebrows. But, after seeing so many bad paint jobs that looked gross and unnatural, I decided to pass on eyebrow pencils. Aside from the occasional brow shaping, I rarely did anything to my brows.
One day, on a routine trip to Sephora, I got into talking to one of the sales people and she immediately recommended pencils from Anastasia Beverly Hills. After the first application, I was in love. Not only was it easy to apply, it looked so natural. All you have to do is follow the arch of the brow, fill in as needed and blend with the brush on the other end. The amazing design of the brush does the rest. I use the ‘Brow Wiz’ Mechanical Brow Pencil, but all of the products from Anastasia Beverly Hills are amazing. They’re a little pricier than most pencils, but 110% worth it. I want to try them all.
If you’re looking to start filling in your eyebrows, first go to a makeup store or counter that you trust and have them match you up with the right color.
Ready to Bling it On again? If you love glam things (particularly the hottest makeup looks), there’s still time to show Hpnotiq how you #GlamLouder for a chance to win fab prizes! From now until July 28th 2013, you can submit photos in different categories including the glammest makeup and overall look. Entries can be pictures you snap yourself or images you find online. The glamorous prizes that are still up for grabs include a $1,000 gift card to Sephora or Ulta, a handbag of your choice valued at up to $1000, and of course a grand prize trip for you and three friends to go shopping with a celebrity in Los Angeles.
To enter Hpnotiq’s Glammest Makeup Challenge, going on from now until at 11:59:59 a.m. EST on July 14th, submit a photo of your favorite head-turning makeup style. You can enter as many times as you want. Snap a picture of your own or share your favorite celebrity makeup look. For this round, 4 lucky winners will win a $1000 beauty gift certificate to Sephora or ULTA. If you’re one of the 4 winners, you’ll also be able to compete in the final round for a chance to win the grand prize trip for you and three friends to go shopping with a celebrity Hollywood style in Los Angeles. The grand prize winner will star in a professional photo shoot for the chance to be in a real Hpnotiq Ad. Once you’ve found your fav makeup look, just Click Here to enter, visit Hpnotiq’s Facebook page, OR follow @Hpnotiq on Twitter and tweet them your picture using the hashtag #GLAMLOUDER. You must be 21 to enter. Good luck!
Whenever I do my makeup, I always try to show off my Hpnotiq blue eyes so I love the glamour of a dark and dramatic smokey eye. Above is one of my favorite smokey eye pictures that I submitted to the contest. I hope to recreate this look for an evening event someday.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
Every socialite or aspiring celebrity dreams of having their own beauty and/or fashion empire. Who knows what fragrances, cosmetic lines, and fabulous fashion collaborations could be in my future? When I came across the Sephora Collection Monopoly Edition, I thought it was something every Aspiring Socialite should have. Games are excellent practice for real life. This version of the classic Monopoly board game is not only adorable, it serves as a simulated version of your future beauty empire allowing players to stock their stores with beauty essentials, hire store directors, and pay for it all with Beauty Bucks. On the downside, you do go to jail for bad hairdays.
I’ve long been an avid makeup wearer. I think it all started at the age of 12 when in a desperate attempt to cover up my horrible acne I learned everything I possibly could about makeup. Though my acne was eventually eliminated with the help of a dermatologist, in the process of engrossing myself in all things beauty, I perfected the smokey eye technique that I still use today to illuminate my blue eyes. I also developed a steady hand for liquid eyeliner. As a teenager, I refused to leave the house without makeup, even if it was just to go to the grocery store. But, as I grew more secure in college, my love for makeup remained strong, but my need for its constant companionship disappeared.
Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is not exactly a socialite, but she is so much more than a waitress. In fact, she is a fairy with mind reading powers whose blood gives the undead the ability to walk in sunlight. I may be a vegetarian, but True Bloodhad me hooked at first taste. The socialite world is filled with contradictions. So why can’t goths be glam? After all, vampires have to have a certain amount of allure to seduce their prey, especially if they are competing with werewolves in the middle of nowhere Louisiana.
Therefore, every Aspiring Socialite looking to take a bite out of high society should try True Blood‘s new red-hot makeup collection created in partnership with tarte cosmetics. This limited edition line includes Tarte’s LipSurgence lip tint in a blood red ($24), a natural cheek stain ($30) and an eye shadow palette with 17 shades ($52.) There products were handpicked by the show’s Emmy award-winning makeup artist, Brigette Myre-Ellis. All tarte cosmetics are cruelty free, therefore, no humans were harmed in their making. Seeing that I am already pale and a huge fan of the show, I fully embrace this makeup trend. For those of you intent on getting the attention of America’s most eligible vampire, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard,) the line is currently available at Sephora both in stores and online.