Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Say It Isn't So!


Disney has approached Tim Burton to do a live action remake of Sleeping Beauty!! Can you believe it?? Aurora has always been my favorite Disney princess and favorite classic love story.

That being said...I don't know how I feel about it being remade....especially by Tim Burton. Can't Disney just leave perfection alone? I just hope Tim Burton sticks to the story and doesn't go off on a tangent with it.
Angelina Jolie is said to be up for the role of Maleficent and I haven't heard of any of casting rumors.
Have you heard anything about it? Who would your dream cast be?
Here's my list for possible actors (which was really hard to think of BTW):
Aurora- Blake Lively, Claire Danes, Dakota Fanning, Amanda Seyfried, Evan Rachel Wood
Prince Phillip- Zak Efron, Alexnder Skarsgard, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch
The Fairy Godmothers; Flora, Fauna & Merryweather- Helen Mirren, Glenn Close, Julie Andrews, Rosie O'Donnell 
Queen- Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon,
King Stefan-Liam Neeson, Daniel Day Lewis
Maleficent- Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman 

Celeb Inspiration: America Ferrera

America Ferrera is breathtaking. Her curves, lush lashes, and great smile make her seem like the girl next door. She definitely has a beauty routine that she rarely strays from- mega lashes, natural face, red lips, and a half up hairdo. She always wears clothes that are flattering and sexy, nothing like her Ugly Betty character. She is a great example of dressing for your shape. I also love her because she's a great role model, choosing roles where her character has to grow, you never see her stumbling out from a club at 4AM, and I feel that in interviews she's not afraid to be who she really is. Also, I can't wait to see her new film Our Family Wedding it looks hilarious!










I had to throw this one in because it's just hilarious!


Monday, March 29, 2010

Sizzlin Summer Looks

Want to know the best place to be inspired for summer looks? The PYTs of Hollywood!! Spring & Summer are my absolute favorite seasons and I can't wait to bust out summer wardrobe.

The Kids' Choice Awards was filled with beauties and some gorgeous dresses:

Selena Gomez got the side braid memo! I loved this yellow on her too. Selena always looks fresh, young, and age-appropriate, which I adore.

Victoria Justice (who is that? Ya, good question) shows us a great way to dress with the season change- bright frock and dark shoes. The green color is so bright and gorgeous with her skin and hair. Plus, I'm really jealous of her lush locks.

Notice any trends? Bright shoes and spotted dresses! Wouldn't these make the cutest Easter outfits? They just scream spring to me!

Oh how I love Lea Michele! She looks so pretty in pink, I'm just in awe of her gorgeous (& subtle) make-up, the lush eyelashes, warm glow, and rosy cheeks.. sigh so pretty! Her dress is also super gorgeous with it's short hemline and fun sleeves to even out the legginess of the dress.
Which is your favorite look? Did you watch the award show?

Get It Riri!


So, Rihanna has been in a little bit of a fashion slump recently....see here and here. I figure she's just going through a fashion change and those can definitely get awkward sometimes. Well, with the Kids' Choice Awards this weekend and spring all up in the air, Riri looked HOT!! I loved her dress (she added the shoulder pads to the original dress), her make-up and hair looked so fresh! I really love her short hair and I'm really feeling the look here with the black color in the front- I think it's a great way to play with color outside of the box. Also, her lipstick is gorgeous! The socks with pumps I could have gone without, but she rocked the new trend and didn't look too bad doing it. Woohoo for Riri!
What do you think of her look?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sage Advice


I don't really like to comment about deeply personal issues in people's lives because I believe people deserve their privacy, but I did want to blog about an article I read this morning that is not only true for Sandra Bullock, but all persons everywhere.

According to an US Magazine report online, a friend of Sandra Bullock, Joel Voorhies (her costumer) is reported saying:

"Don't feel sorry for Sandy," he says. "Sandy is one of the most intelligent, thoughtful, strong women. Everybody gets hurt. She will rise above it. She will make a decision that will work for her. This moment in time does not define who she is."

I've read an re-read this so many times today. I think she is so lucky to have someone on her side who is strong and giving her strength. These words ring so true too; she is not the only person wronged by a loved one, everyone gets hurt hundreds of ways-through betrayal, sickness, loss, and although horrible things happen in life, you have to keep pushing. Life goes on. Those are sometimes hard words to swallow when all you want to do is crawl up and disappear (remember Carrie in SATC after the wedding fiasco with Big?), but there's going to be another tomorrow and one after that. When things like this happen it's important to "rise above" and make positive choices that you can live with whether or not other people think you're making the right choice or not, you have to make the right one for you.

Although this moment will linger for Sandra for a while, in time it will fade. There's never any one moment that will define you forever if you keep pushing forward and continue to grow. The things in life that you accomplish will shine brighter than the dark shadows of your past.

That's It Taylor Swift


First, you're all over Taylor Lautner, my cougar fantasy man. Now Cory Monteith??? Cory Monteith Taylor??? Both Taylor and Cory IN THE SAME DAY. The same day?? (high pitched voice)

I own all of your CDs, I support your fashion choices (here and here) , and this is how I'm paid back for my loyalty??

Ok, all kidding aside, I must give the girl props for dating hunks. I can't hate too much.

Worst Dressed Ever?

You're young, pretty, have a hit show, what do you wear?? Well, Shenae Grimes wears almost nothing but black and usually looks like a hot mess. What is it with her and Annalynne McCord? I'm beginning to think that Shenae is one of young Hollywood's worst dressers.
Case in point:

When scouring photos of her I could only find a few times when I thought she looked great.

I would put money that her and Lindsay Lohan shop together if not trade clothes. Fashion is fun, exciting, expressive, it's not always about wearing what's on trend, but wearing what's best for you. It's about finding a style that you love, that is flattering, and makes you feel confident about yourself. They have people you can hire to help you find out what that is.

If Shenae were to ask me (you know, because my phone is just a buzz with celebrities asking me for advice and all) what I think she should do to up her style (if you can call it that), here's what I would advise her to do:

1. I get that you wear a lot of black, but start adding some pops of color with a bright belt, shoes, jacket, or clutch. It's one of the easiest things to do and can completely take an outfit from 0 to 10. **I'm not saying that all black doesn't look good, just that she needs to mix it up a bit.

2. Don't hide behind your clothes. Shenae is a petite little thing and a lot of her clothes over power her and you notice them before you notice her.

3. Take something off. Coco Chanel once said "When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on". Now, not that she meant that for everyday, but Shenae is often over accessorized. Hello, shorts, boots, torn tights? Too too much. Looking at the above pictures, often times the look could have taken a 180 if she had lost the furry shawl, the leather jacket, or torn tights.

4. Make-up is not separate from your clothes, but is part of the look as a whole. Your face and your body should never ever ever be competing with each other. Take a look at the first picture (try to ignore the fuglyness of the dress): the lipcolor was a poor choice. She should have instead opted for a punch of red like in the dress, or a great nude color (when in doubt, go nude). Also, her 80s eyeshadow is so distracting and too much with the bright lipstick. Because her dress has a very distinct pattern (the design isn't the entire dress and doesn't blend in like florals) her make-up should have been a light smoky eye with neutral lips, or simple eyes with a bright lip.

Any thoughts? Do you like her style? What advice woudl you give the PYT (pretty young thing)?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Product Reviews New & Updated

Hello everyone! Product reviews from other bloggers are one of my favorites posts because you get to hear REAL feedback and not just "we get paid to promote this" yackety yack. I've been using some great new stuff, but wanted to really road test them before telling everyone to go out and buy them. I've also wanted to do a few updates from past reviews because sometimes you buy them and love them for the first week or so and then stop using it after a while and sometimes you don't know how you lived without them.
#1 MAC Mineralize Blush (Duo)
I bought this goldmine of a find a few weeks ago in the above color Two Virtues. I thought it would be a fun, bold color for nights out and went for this shade instead of the safer color Rhapsody for Two which would be used as more of a highlighter than a blush. I AM SO GLAD I DID. This has to be the BEST blush I have ever used in my life. I wear it every. single. day. You can see what it looks like on in my
New Beauty & Hair Looks. It must said that it does look better in person than it does in the pictures- it has more of a flushed "I'm so in love" vibe going on.
I've had my sister (who has beautiful sun kissed skin) and my BF's sister (who has gorgeous more pale skin) and it looked great on them both. I give this product an A+++ and think it's a great shade for anyone because the pink and purple work really well together and compliment a range of skin tones.
#2 TreSemme Freshstart Dry Shampoo
To find this little nugget I literally went to four Targets, two Rite-Aids and finally found it at Wal-Greens. Of course you can find it everywhere now, go figure. For anyone who doesn't know what dry shampoo is or what's it for, it's a powder spray to freshen your locks. You would use it instead of putting baby powder on your roots when they get greasy, which can easily turn into looking like a granny if you use too much.

I've used this once a week for several weeks and it's a gem. It's bottle is a regular skinny one like hairspray and for $5 a pop it should be in every girl's bathroom. It has a light lemon scent, sprays evenly, and lasts all day and sometimes even the next day my hair is ok for another day without a wash. It's only downfall -and this may be because I have fine hair- is that if I use too much of it, it makes my hair texture kinda yucky. It doesn't look yucky AT ALL, but it kind of feels that way. Note: my hair gets like that when I use too much of any product, but is still my only complaint.

This product would be great for any lady who wants an extra day without shampooing, for someone who has long locks, or someone who has greasy roots. Rating A.

Now onto past reviews:
#3 Maybelline Eye Shadow
I tried this a while back (see the post here) and have been using it a lot. The first two shades from Give Me Gold I have been using as a highlighter on my cheeks above my blush as well. I even bought the Legendary Lilac quad for my New Beauty & Hair Looks.
#4 MAC Tinted Lipglass
I bought the Feeling Dreamy from the "Warm and Cozy" collection (see post here and you can see what it looks like on here)and said that I couldn't live without it and I still mean it! It is the BEST nude lipcolor I have ever used.
#5 Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation
Here's the review here and although I did like it, I have since switched to...
Superstay 24HR Makeup. The new formula in the 24 hr is much creamier and blends a lot better for me. It's light weight and looks natural, even at the end of the day. Since buying it, I have already replaced instead of trying a different formula/brand/or sticking with the Mousse formula.
What products do you use? Have you tried any of the products in this post? Do you like posts like this and want to see more?

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Beauty & Hair Looks

So, ever since I put up my Celeb Inspiration Board, I've been trying new things with my hair and makeup! I'm really excited about and it has been a lot of fun. I've definitely found some new looks I'll start wearing regularly now that I've done them and it didn't take much longer than I already take to get ready.

Look 1 Molly Sims
I loved how pretty and natural Molly Sims make-up looked here. To re-create it I used a brown pencil liner (I'm totally going to buy liquid in brown now), a neutral eye color, pink blush, and some gold shimmer on my cheeks.

Look 2 Ashley Tisdale
I usually wear a dark smoky eye, but with hers I noticed she had some lighter shimmer on the top. To re-create it I did a charcoal black near my lashes, a bronze shadow in the crease, and then blended a gold loose shimmer over the whole lid concentrating near my brows. Hers looks darker then mine, but I had a lot of eyeliner and mascara on, I just used this picture to focus on the color. Since trying the colores together, I've worn it several more times. I really like that it was smoky, but not too dark. I think it will be the perfect summer smoky eye.

Here are the looks I tried from my
Celebrity Inspiration Board and my Spring Beauty Trends

Look 3 Side Braid
I first tried fish-tailing it like Dianna Argon's, but it made my braid too short and thin. I'll have to try it again, but use extensions for length and thickness. This look was so easy! It took me maybe 10 minutes all together. Wearing it, I felt fun, flirty, and young. I received several compliments throughout the day. I'll definitely be rocking the look a LOT this summer.

Look 4 Pastel Eyes
I bought a quad of purples to try this look and I really liked the look. It was a good change of pace from my usual neutral shadows. The pastel colors I felt were easier to wear then more bold shades I've worn in the past. The colors didn't make me feel like I was over done or too old to wear them.

Look 5 Half Up Do
I kind of cheated here because I wear my hair like this a lot. Still, It's an easy summer look and I did have this picture up on another board. My "pouf" is actually a lot higher, but I couldn't really get a good picture of the heighth.

So....what do you think? What was your favorite look? Which look is your least favorite? Have you tried any new looks this spring yet? What looks are you wanting to try?

If you want to know which products and colors I used, send me an email to or leave me your email in the comments and I'd be happy to send the info. It just took way too long to write all of them down for each look.

*PS Please ignore the size of the pictures, I was fooling around with them so they'd sit side by side so the dimensions are a little off.