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THE KARDASHIAN...NAIL POLISH?

Earlier this year it was announced that the Kardashians would come out with a line of nail polish shades for OPI. Kim Kardashian took to her blog today to talk about their latest business venture and post a preview of the line. The nail polish collection titled ‘Kardashian Kolors’ stays true to their enterprises theme of labeling words with their signature letter 'K’. This time, the two younger Kardashians, Kendall and Kylie, joined in on the project. 

Kris Jenner seriously knows how to turn 15 minutes into 30. Smart move by adding the next generation of Kardashian ladies to the line. She’s gotta make her 'momager’ ten percent from someone when the Kim obsession dies town! 

You won’t believe the names of the new shades, which are personalized to each of the Kardashian ladies themselves. Kourtney has a shade called “Kourt is Red-y For a Pedi” and Khloe’s shade is called “Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam”. I honestly cannot wait to hear what Kim came up with. I will die if it has anything to do with her no name fiance Kris Humphries, but in true Kim fashion, I have a feeling it’ll revolve around her!

The line will be out just in time for Christmas (stocking stuffers anyone?) for $7.99 each at Nicole by OPI. Let the Kardashian reign continue!

UPDATE: CHECK OUT THE LIST OF ALL 14 CREATIVE SHADE NAMES ON COCO PEREZ.

What do you guys think of the OPI collection? Will YOU buy the 'Kardashian Kolors’? 

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WANT HIGH CHEEKBONES? USE BRONZER!

You know how everyone has that one product they have to put on their face no matter where they are going? My product is bronzer! Even if I don’t wear foundation, blush, concealer, or powder, I always put on bronzer. There is something about the way it makes my cheeks look that I love. A light brush of bronzer allows me to have the natural look without looking caked on for day to day activities. 

Not everyone is a fan of bronzer. A lot of people don’t understand what’s the purpose of it if you have a dark complexion. Everyone always asks me “don’t you want to look lighter and doesn’t that stuff just make you look darker?” I don’t necessarily agree with that. I think bronzer has a way of making your cheeks glow and highlighting cheekbones. **BEAUTY TIP**It can also make those who don’t have very high cheek bones look as if they do. Just because you weren’t born with them doesn’t mean you can’t look like you have them! #justsaying

I have 3 favorite bronzers. I ranked them below in order of most to least favorite (but keep in mind all three are great and work differently for different people/occasions).

  1. Bare Minerals Warmth: This is my absolute FAV. It’s my every day bronzer. Because I already have tan skin, it provides just the right tone of red to my skin to help my cheekbones stand out.                                                          Bare Minerals Warmth
  2. MAC Bronzing Powder Matte Bronze: This is the bronzer I use more for when I go out. I purposely by the Matte one without shimmer because I like to add shimmer with a good blush and highlighter rather than just trying to use one product to do all three (gives a better finish).                                                              MAC Bronzer
  3. LORAC Tantalizer: For those of you who are looking for a product that DOES bronze, blush, and highlight all in one, this is it! It is highly pigmented and gives the same effect as the three in one product.

                                                                         LORAC Tantilizer

I wanted to show the difference between a celeb who actually has high cheek bones and one that just looks like they do with the help of their glam squad. What’s the Point? Well, I really want people to understand that you have the ability to look like these celebs do whether you believe it or not! 

            

Jessica Biel (on the left) DOES have naturally high cheekbones while Christina Aguilera (on the right) does NOT. Christina Aguilera has a rounder face but look how much her cheeks are radiating! You too can make your cheekbones appear higher than they actually are with the proper tools. 

SIDE NOTE: I always link the products I suggest to a website where you can buy them. If you want to try these products out, hit on the link and it will direct you to a retailer that sells it. I do recommend going into the store and trying it on first, but this will allow you to see the price of the product and a store that for sure carries it. 

What bronzer gives YOU the highest cheekbones?

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BEAUTY OF THE WEEK: J.LO

    JLO

This week Jennifer Lopez was crowned the "World’s Most Beautiful Woman" by People. She has had an AMAZING year with her recent role as a judge on American Idol, huge endorsement deal with L'Oreal Paris, a new album with a number one hit ft Pitbull, and now THIS! 

I have to say that this title is well deserved. J.Lo is 41 years old, has had twins, and STILL looks drop dead gorgeous. I love the way her hair has been looking recently (granted they are probably extensions), and she always seems to have flawless skin! I’m a harsh critic when it comes to celeb’s make up because I think anyone how has an entire team of people helping them get ready should have no excuse to not look good; I must say that it is hard to find a picture of Jennifer Lopez (she def went through a rough patch during the Jenny from the block days) where she doesn’t look absolutely perfect. I hope to have skin as great as hers at her age! Big ups to Jennifer Lopez and her glam squad for making sure she never over does it but still keeps it interesting and fresh.

Want to know how J.Lo gets her signature glow? Read about her beauty routine and more in her interview with Allure.

What are your thoughts on my pick for “Beauty of the Week”? 

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HIGHLIGHTERS: GLOW LIKE THE STARS DO

Does anyone else get really annoyed looking at pictures of famous people and wonder how their skin is ALWAYS glowing? Ladies, don’t let them fool you. I guarantee you that only 1% actually have a natural glow to their skin. The rest is in the hands of their make up artists. The mistake that a lot of girls make is buying products that have a natural shimmer in them already thinking this will do the trick of a highlighter. 

The proper highlighter, if applied evenly, can give YOU the same brightening effect that it gives the stars! It’s all about finding the one that works best with your skin. This product is ALWAYS noticeable in pictures. People will start to tell you that your skin look radiant, and it’s all with the help of a highlighter. Below is my personal favorite highlighter: 

Favorite Highlighter: MAC Pearl Cream Colour Base

                                                       MAC Pearl Cream Colour Base

I know it may look like the MAC eye shadows, but it’s not. It’s larger in size and isn’t a powdery substance. I’m a fan of this product because of its creamy texture (since I have dry skin). Also, a highlighter can be used on different parts of your face NOT just your cheekbones. My favorite places to apply highlighter are as follows:

  1. below the arch of my brow
  2. cheekbones
  3. right above your upper lip (just a TAD bit)
  4. right below your bottom lip (just a TAD bit)

**BEAUTY TIP** If you are insecure about having a big nose, putting a dab of the highlighter vertically across the middle of your nose is suppose to make it appear leaner (this was said by Kim Kardashian after all the rumors of her getting a nose job)

For those of you have oily skin, I recommend using an eye shadow as a highlighter. It may sound crazy, but the MAC White Frost (click here to read about how this product can also be used for smoky eyes) can be used on your cheek bones and actually helps make your skin feel less oily since it’s more of a powdery substance. 

Do you use a highlighter?

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RED LIPS-- IS IT FOR YOU?

I know everyone sees all the celebs wearing the cherry red lipstick and wants to try it out but scared to because it is SO bold. I personally think it’s a great look! It’s different, fun, and daring. I feel like red lips are all about confidence. If you believe you look good in it, everyone else will too. That being said, BOYS HATE IT! I don’t know if its too different for them or they just don’t understand fashion, but I have yet to meet a guy who actually thinks red lips looks good on anyone that isn’t on a runway. My two personal favorite red lips are below: 

Personal Favorite 1: YSL Rouge Pur Couture

                                               YSL Rouge Pur Couture

Personal Favorite 2: Bobbi Brown Vixen Red

                                                                  Bobbi Brown Vixen Red

My advice is that if you are doing red lips for a date or before dinner/ drinks, carry the lipstick with you throughout the night! Although these shades are HIGHLY pigmented (when I say highly, I mean HIGHLY), it’s never a good look when your lip color fades. The purpose of red lips is to be BOLD, so to maintain that look throughout the night, make sure to throw your lipstick in your clutch. Below are some of my favorite celebrities rocking cherry red lips:

                             Cameron DiazMegan Fox

                             Gwen StefaniAnn Hathaway

                             Lauren ConradRihanna

                             Kim KardashianAngelina Jolie

 Least Favorite: Kim Kardashian

I think the best look on her is nude lips, but it’s always fun to change it up every once in awhile!

 Most favorite: Rihanna

That girl can pull off ANY look, but because she has amazing plump lips, this red really works on her. 

Are you daring enough to wear red lips?

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MAKE UP DO's AND DON'Ts: VANESSA HUDGENS

Has anyone else noticed how different Vanessa Hudgens looks post break up with Zac Efron? Did she break up with her glam squad too? She cut off her gorgeous hair, started dressing “edgy”, and completely changed the way she does her make up. I thought celebrities up'ed their style after a public break up. I was looking at some pictures of her pre-breakup and post-breakup and it made me sad. Vanessa, you are naturally stunning, BUT if you are going on the red carpet, look in the mirror first! She’s the perfect celebrity for my first “Make up Do’s and Don'ts” posting. 

MAKE UP DO’s: You don’t always have to go dramatic with the eyes. 

Vanessa goes for the natural look and sometimes that’s the best approach. You don’t want to always looked caked on. A nude lip, subtle shadow, nice lashes, and glowing face is a great way to look naturally glamorous. I am obsessed with her entire look in this picture. Her dress, hair, and make up accent each other perfectly. I love that she wore a long necklace with the low cut neck line too. 

                                         Vanessa Hudgens

MAKE UP DON'Ts: Don’t wear a dark lip color with smoky eyes

Combining the two can lead to a clownish look. My advice is to stick to one or the other. Either wear dramatic eyes or dramatic lips– NOT both (unless you plan on doing a photo shoot for vogue). Smoky eyes in my opinion looks best with nude lips (learned that from Kim Kardashian). 

                                       Vanessa Hudgens

SIDE NOTE: Has anyone else noticed how amazing her cheek bones are? She always knows exactly how to smile to accent them too! 

Which Vanessa do you like better? Pre or post Zac Efron?

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