Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Wedding Elegance

Summer Wedding

Oasis ruffle dress
$35 -

High heel pumps
$35 -

J Crew j crew jewelry
$28 -

Miss Selfridge paper hat
$38 -

Yves saint laurent lipstick
$32 -

OPI beauty product
€20 -

As June approaches, you start thinking about what you're going to wear to all of those summer weddings you have marked on your calendar. I put together this outfit that you can wear to a summer wedding, but not break the bank. Everything is under $40!

This mint hue has been seen everywhere this spring, but will just be as fresh for the summer. The cut of the dress is flattering on everyone and the draping gives it a bit of romance. The bright pink shoe gives the outfit that fun pop, and the floppy hat protects you from the sun. Sparkly earrings and a mint/gold bangle finishes the look.
The pale pink lipstick is classy, but elegant. And the nude nail polish won't clash with the mint/pink combo (it'll elongate your fingers too).

This is the perfect outfit for light skinned, blonde hair beauties. The color will allow your beautiful face to pop. The pale shades won't overpower you fair complexion. We want to see YOU when you walk into a room, not your clothes. 

Have a lovely day everyone!
Stay Beautiful!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Before and After {Part 2}

Hello, Lovelies! I hope everyone in the US had a terrific Memorial Day weekend! 

I couple posts back I posted a bunch of pictures of celebrities without their makeup on to prove that each one of us is beautiful even without the concealer and mascara. If you haven't seen part 1 click here to go see why I'm doing this series in more detail. I even posted my before and after picture (YIKES!).

Let's begin, shall we? 

Gisele Bundchen

Alessandra Ambrosio

Miranda Kerr

Heidi Klum

Halle Berry

Penelope Cruz

Jennifer Lopez

Eva Longoria

Jennifer Garner

Drew Barrymore

And a few more just for good measure:

I know this make me feel a whole lot better! When I see that "the most beautiful women in the world" have flaws and look like normal people, I know there's hope for me too!

Stay Beautiful!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

I'm so blessed and honored to be an American. 
I love these holidays because it gives us an opportunity to remember and honor those who have made it possible for us to have the freedom we enjoy day after day. It's been seen said "freedom isn't free". So don't take your freedom for granted. Men and women have given up so much in order for this country to enjoy the freedom it has today. 

THANK YOU to all of our servicemen, women, and their families. May GOD BLESS YOU!

 Have a beautiful holiday!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Before and After {Part 1}

I think most women look at themselves in the mirror every morning and cringe at what they see. I know I sometimes do. It takes practice to look at yourself in the morning before all the "beautifying" takes place and say "I look good today" or "I am beautiful", when all we think we see is a face of imperfections staring back at us.

 And it doesn't help in the least when you go out to get your coffee in the morning and you see the faces of beautiful celebrities staring back at you from the magazine rack. You then find yourself putting on your sunglasses in the middle of the store, not looking at anyone in the eye, and putting your hair down in front of your face hoping no one will see the blemishes that seemed to have popped up overnight.

I know I'm not the only one who has been attacked by feelings of ugliness in the morning before I can put on my concealer and mascara. So I've gathered together some of the ladies we've seen staring back at us in all their gorgeousness on the magazine rack. They've been kind enough to show us what they really look like without the 100 person makeup and hair team they have at their disposal 24/7. 

These ladies by no means look ugly without their makeup. But they show us another definition of beauty we sometimes forget about. See, there's really two definitions of beauty. There's the "Glam Beauty" we all love and try to achieve every day by putting on our makeup and doing our hair. And believe me, we SHOULD take the time to make ourselves look the best we can. I don't even want to begin to live my life without lip gloss or mascara! But we need to realize there's "Natural Beauty" as well. The beauty that's imperfect, but perfect, because there's no "model" out there for the perfect beauty. We're all different and we need to learn to embrace that.

AnnaLynne McCord

Taylor Swift
 Adriana Lima

Kirsten Dunst

Katherine Heigl

Jessica Alba

Kate Hudson

Anne Hathaway

Kim Kardashian

Katy Perry

And because I couldn't expose these ladies with out exposing myself:


This is a two part series, so stay tuned for more natural beauties!

Stay Beautiful!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

{Long} Holiday Weekend

I hope you all enjoy your long holiday weekend! Make sure to spend some quality time with friends and family, but also with yourself. So go to the lake and relax or go to that Memorial Day sale and give yourself a much deserved break.

And don't forget to remember all those who have served this country in the past and have given their lives for our protection and freedom. Thank you to anyone and everyone who has served our country from our firemen to our military.... THANK YOU! 

Have a wonderful and beautiful Memorial Day weekend!

Stay Beautiful!