Presenza’s Think Thin Tuesday!

Mommy Fashionality - Think Thin Tuesday
Hello readers!

I’d like to introduce you to Presenza. Presenza was started by Jill Homiak as a reinvention of the wrap top. Made specifically for ladies who are full chested, Presenza tops are made with a special design feature that makes them unique. You can expand the top half of the shirt by unbuttoning the area under the arm to add more cleavage coverage. The design also accentuates the smallest part of the waist. We are fans of Presenza and created the looks above as part of “Think Thin Tuesdays”. Please be sure to visit shoppresenza.com for more information about this fabulous brand!

 

Happy Shopping!!!!

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In the Trenches!

Burberry

The first day of spring arrived this past weekend and many of us are experiencing warmer temperatures…finally! Although spring is here and we’re shedding layers, let’s not pack up all of our coats and jackets just yet. On those not-so-warm or rainy spring days, when you need a little something extra to put on, grab a trench coat. We’ve been seeing them in stores everywhere in all kinds of cute, springy colors. So classic and so chic! It’s always nice to have classic pieces in your wardrobe that won’t go out of style. Happy Shopping! 🙂

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Your Spring Canvas!!!!

Spring makeup is all about fresh, youthful color! Paint from a palette of pastels, smooth on shimmer creams, and don’t sacrifice the SPF. As the flowers bloom and nature regains its color, so should your face. Spring is the flirtiest season for makeup application.

Before adding color to your face, make sure you’ve got a clean, smooth canvas. Use a light exfoliator to remove the dull flakes of dry skin, then smooth on a tinted moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15. Skip the heavy foundation; spring’s the time to let your skin breathe.

Sweep a bit of concealer under your eyes and onto blemishes, if needed. For extra eyeshadow adherence, you can apply a small amount of concealer to your upper lids, as well. Now that we’ve got your skin primed and glowing, let’s have fun with color!

Since springs’ so fresh and young, forego the contouring and sculpting you may have done in the winter, or may do again in the summer with bronzer. Smile big. Use a peachy-pink blush (complementary to all skin tones) to brighten your cheeks. Cream and liquid blushers melt into the skin best and look like the most natural flush. Using this color will make you look alert and happy, even after daylight saving’s time goes into effect. We could all use a little help then.

As far as your eyes go, the keyword is “experiment!” Stray from your usual black or brown liner to play with a pretty purple, turquoise, or green. Same goes for the shadows and mascaras. A monochromatic look might be overwhelming so avoid using three colors of blue shadow, a navy blue eyeliner, AND a turquoise mascara—all on the same day. Mix it up a bit. Try coral shadow with turquoise liner and your basic black mascara then coat just the tips of your lashes with a bright blue mascara.

Green eyes look especially bright with shades of violet, blues with orange or bronze, and hazel and brown with shades of pink shadows. Keep in mind, though, any color can look good with any set of eyes—you just have to find the right shade and consistency. That bright pink you love on your best friend may be a little too heavy for you; opt for a sheerer shade.

If your eyes are what you’re trying to play up, go with a sheer nude, pink, or peach gloss. These won’t overpower your eye makeup look and will prevent you from looking like you just escaped from the circus. If you think your lips are your best feature, go with a light bronze or very sheer cream shadow in the color of your choice, plus one swipe of black or brown mascara, and add pow to your mouth with a bright pink or peach. Stay away from bright red for day, but consider it for evening, if you like. Blue-based pinks and reds will make your teeth look whiter, but if you’re a peachy girl, try some of the over-the-counter tooth whiteners or whitening toothpastes and your smile will be just as dazzling.

You can top with a dusting of gold shimmer powder for glow and you’re done! Walk out the door feeling confident, carefree, and cute! Smile—you’ll be catching people’s eyes.

It’s cool to be BLUE this spring!

Although there may seem to be no end in sight for this winter, spring is still on it’s way! As you anxiously await and prepare yourself for the new season, you’re sure to see lots of “teal-quoise” (teal and turquoise). These are two of the hottest color trends for the spring! Happy shopping!

Be fabYOUlous! 🙂


It's Okay to be BLUE this Spring!
It's Okay to be BLUE this Spring! by erickasymonette featuring Betsey Johnson

Spring Forward Best of Beauty

It seems like holidays and seasons are beginning to run all together now. As soon as one is over the other is being advertised or celebrated within days. Well, now the makeup industry is jumping on this bandwagon by already introducing Spring 2010 makeup collections. I don’t really think that this is a bad idea since we are all having winter blues right now with all of the snow and cold weather. So why not pick yourself up with a little early spring color?

Rummage around for red…lipstick that is.  Red lips continue to be classy for spring. Just remember to keep your eye makeup light.

Long lashes are big. A huge trend  are permanent false lashes applied individually. They last a couple of weeks and are especially big on the West Coast. Not ready to go the glued route? Layer on the mascara. Several coats should do you fine. (Don’t believe the old beauty ‘no’ that says you should only apply 2 coats of mascara. That ‘don’t’ is now a ‘do’: You just can’t get lush, thick lashes with only two coats.

Don’t overbronze. Fake tanned skin is in again, but don’t go overboard. Instead, try layering your fake tan with a light tanning creme set with a tinted moisturizer or a bronzing powder. The best thing about bronzed skin? You can go light on the rest of your makeup. We love bronzed skin paired with a pink lip gloss and mascara.

Here are a some of the makeup lines that have already released (or will be releasing very soon) their spring 2010 collections:

  • Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Collection
  • Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
  • Clarins Cotton Flower Collection
  • Clinique Juiced Up Color Collection
  • Dior Boudoir Look Collection
  • Estee Lauder Michael Kors Very Hollywood Color Collection
  • Givenchy Le Prisme Yeux Mono Collection
  • Guerlain Cherry Blossom Collection
  • Lancome O My Rose Collection
  • Laura Mercier for Spring Collection
  • MAC in Lillyland Collection
  • Maybelline Eyes Studios for Spring
  • Nars for Spring Collection
  • shu uemura Egerie Collection
  • Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection
  • Stila for Spring Collection
  • Too Faced for Spring Collection
  • A colorful life deserves a colorful dress!

    Every woman, especially moms, deserve to have that one dress (well maybe 2 dresses)…..okay a closet full of dresses, that make you feel like the sexy, hot momma you are! We may not be able to hang out with the girls like we used to but when we do, we definitely want to look our best, and NOT like we have a 2 and 5 year old back at the house. Well this girl will surely have you catching the eye of many when you do get to step out! The dresses from the House of Delilah Johnson are classy, sexy, custom made pieces that are hot, hot, HOT! And as we begin to take our journey into spring, Delilah’s colorful dresses will make you forget about all the dreary months of winter. So where can I pick up one of these pieces you ask? Well I’m glad to inform you that Ms. (soon to be Mrs.) Delilah can be found on the good ol’ internet at http://www.delilahjohnson.com. Hurry fast and place your order. Besides with a life as colorful as yours, why not show it off with a colorful dress!

    Don’t “fall” for it!

    87220737I had planned to write about a different topic today but when I went to run a few errands earlier, I saw something that compelled me to change my mind.  Today I saw an alarming number of women wearing summer tops, tanks, and flip flops. While I admit it feels great outside and I have been walking around without a jacket today, let us not forget it’s still autumn. Although the weather may feel like spring/summer temperatures, the season remains the same. I admonish you ladies to dress for the season, not the temperature. I don’t encourage you to walk around bundled up when the weather is warmer, however there are many, simple ways you can dress appropriately for the temperature and the season. If you have packed away your spring/summer wardrobe, don’t go digging at the first sight of 70 degrees! If you haven’t packed away your spring/summer wardrobe, please do so quickly so you won’t be tempted. 🙂

    A few simple tips for dressing for fall when the temperature is warmer:

    • Change your color scheme (leave the hot pinks, bright yellows, neons, etc. alone; think peacock colors!)
    • No flip flops . . . period.
    • No spaghetti strap, assymmetrical, or sleeveless tops.
    • Consider your sleeve length carefully; 3/4 length works very well.
    • No summer shorts or capris; try crop pants or fall/winter shorts with tights.
    • Note: These suggestions are for everyday wear. Special occasion outfits have different rules!

    Be fabYOUlous . . . and in season!