Tag Archives: Fall/Winter

Nail COLORS of the moment: O.P.I’s Skyfall collection

19 Nov


Inspired by the latest installment of 007, James Bond, O.P.I gives us their latest fall/winter collection: Skyfall

Twelve shades are available from glistening GoldenEye to seductive jet black so picking a color will not be easy but there will definitely be a shade for every occasion this season!

  • To achieve the same look as actress Bérénice Marlohe in Skyfall (assuming you have long nails) use Skyfall on top and GoldenEye on the underside, or let me know your two shaded combination!

Currently available at ULTA, Smart Style, Regis Hairstylists, and select salons.

For more visit opi.com


New Year’s Eve Kiss, pucker up smooth!

27 Dec


This New Year’s Eve share a fabulous kiss and get it just perfect with soft lips, the right lipstick and fresh breath!

However this does not mean extra stress as we have made it simple with just a few tips for your lips…

  1. Exfoliate your lips so they remain smooth all night long.
  2. Keep breath fresh while eating and drinking whatever you like with Mentos gum. The new packaging is handy to carry around, unlike other gum the wrapper will not unravel and let your gum pieces spill around in your clutch. The new Mentos Pure Fresh Gum flavors available now make your mouth feel like you have just brushed your teeth, refreshed and clean!
  3. Color in and decorate your lips!

Recommended Lip Routine: Lipstick 101 – questions answered

Beauty Gifts Under $7

23 Nov

This season budget shopping for Christmas gifts just got a lot easier with help from Payless Shoe Source, their collection of beauty products are perfect for stocking gifts and many are under $7!

Choose from nail polish, lip glosses, and eye liners in fabulous shades.

Top Payless beauty picks currently in-stores:

  • SXY by Unforgettable Moments™ Light Up Lip Gloss, $6.99

Stunning holiday shades to choose from like Tropical Tease and TGIF make these light up lip glosses fabulous to keep in your clutch this season.

  • SXY by Unforgettable Moments™ Emerald/Daring Jade and Bright Ivory/Ebony Fat Eye Liner, $3.99

With two colors to choose from and a convenient sharpener attached the SXY by Unforgettable Moments™ eye liners will become a much loved beauty item!

  • Brash™ by Payless® Pink Lace Lip Stain, $4.99
  • Brash™ by Payless® Raspberry Sorbet Lip Syrup, $2.99
  • Brash™ by Payless® Metal Orchid Nail Polish, $2.99

Brash™ by Payless® may have been marketed as the new teen cosmetics collection however there are plenty of shades and choices for the adult market too. The lip stain in particular will have your lips looking juicier in seconds!

Find your nearest Payless Shoe Source store here

Revlons Eastern Inspired Beauty Look for Oscar de la Renta

18 Feb

Revlon Makeup for NY Fashion Week

During New York Fashion Week Gucci Westman, Global Artistic Director at Revlon, wowed crowds once again and created a beautiful Eastern inspired look for the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011 collection show.

“The look is about a Mongolian journey,” says Westman. “I darkened the brow and applied touches of pink-hued lipstick to the cheeks to give the illusion of a woman exploring the Siberian tundra.”

Re-create your own stunning look with help from Revlon using the below products:


  • Gucci Westman for Revlon Limited Edition Lip Palette in Bordeaux in the Snow (available in Fall 2011) $6.99
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry (recommended for use on darker complexions) $7.99


  • Double Twist Mascara in Blackest Black $8.99
  • ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black $7.39
  • ColorStay 12H Eye Shadow Quad in Silver Fox (grey shade) $6.99
  • Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown $7.50


  • Revlon PhotoReady Concealer $10.99
  • ColorStay Powder $13.99
  • ColorBurst Lipstick in Fuchsia and Candy Pink $8.99

How would you re-create this look for your style? Let me know by leaving a comment below or tweet me @parmie

For further information on Revlon or to find your nearest stockists visit www.revlon.com or follow them on Twitter @revlon

2 ingredient mask, tighten & smooth out skin

30 Nov
Tighten & Smooth Out Skin

Tighten & Smooth Out Skin

This easy to make face mask will

tighten your skin whilst giving it a brighter & more smoothed out look

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup of gram flour (besan flour)
  • 7 teaspoons of plain yogurt

How to prepare and apply:

  1. Mix together the gram flour and yogurt in a small bowl. Once combined the mixture should be smooth and thick in appearance.
  2. Apply to your face, staying away from hairline and eye area, as shown in the photos here.
  3. Leave on for approx 20 – 25 minutes, your skin will start to feel tight and some of the mask will dry out.
  4. With warm water massage your skin whilst washing the mask off.
  5. Your skin will instantly feel tighter, smoother and appear brighter – apply your favorite face cream/oil once you have dried your face.

Kissable for the season ahead!

One of the great things about this natural homemade mask is you can apply cosmetics straight away as the skin is left smooth and tight like an art canvas!

Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge, if the mixture gets hard for the next application add a teaspoon of water/yogurt and mix well.

Easy preparation in one simple step gives you fabulous skin for the holiday season ahead… We all need alone time to recharge.

What are your favorite face masks for the winter season?

California is ‘officially’ cold!

29 Oct

So I have been going on about it getting colder for a few weeks now but then it seems as soon as I say it the sun comes out and we have a little heatwave – not that I am complaining about that but it can get confusing when getting dressed!

However yesterday was the first time since early February that I had to put the heating on in the house – so it is ‘official’ IT’S COLD in the BAY AREA!!

I for one am looking forward to legwarmers, sweater dresses, long flat boots, chunky cardigans, layers and enjoying healthy hot meals!! YAY 🙂

What fashion and foods do you look forward to once the cold weather sets in?

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