Posts tagged beauty
You might be aware of who’s the new face of Chanel No.5… Yes, the one and only Marilyn Monroe. The fashion and beauty house recently discovered a recording from 1960 of an interview that the then editor of Marie Claire magazine did to Marilyn, in which she talks about the classic fragrance and reveals it was the only thing she wore to sleep.
As the screen princess will appear in the new print and TV campaigns, I ‘ve put a gallery together for The Independent of moden Marilyns -those celebrities from the 21st century that have tried to followe her iconic style of blond curls and red lipstick. But, reality is there’s only one Marilyn. Check out the full story and gallery HERE!
Michelle Williams, Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson and Lady Gaga are between those that admire and imitate Marilyn’s famous style. See more HERE
Check out the nails art at Jean-Pierre Braganza SS14 fashion show and find out how to do them yourself. So easy.
Just apply a neutral base, in this case the beauty team backstage used Orly Lacquer Powder Puff. Then black crescents were painted in one side of the nails using Orly Instant Artist in Jet Black to create a ‘drop shadow’ effect. The nails were then finished with a quick-dry topcoat for the high-shine look. It matched perfect with his show and asymmetric collection that exposes a woman’s ladylike side and dark side. Voilà!
Shiseido v Chanel - Finding the right make up for you is every woman’s challenge. Just like I once said about appropriate mascaras. However, base and foundation are key to let our skin glow, be protected and look perfect, yet natural. That’s why I’ve always used Shiseido Suncare Compact Foundation, not only because the effect it gives to my face, but also, and most importantly, because it has SPF30 protection.
I love doing my make-up shopping at the airport before boarding but unfortunately Shiseido has left most of the Duty Frees I’ve been to. So I came across this Chanel matifying compact powder foundation and after giving it a long thought I decided to give it a try. It has half the protection (SPF 15) of Shiseido, a very similar matte and natural effect on my skin. I’m not cheating on Shiseido, but facing the circumstances and following suggestions from some beauty experts, I’m trying Chanel’s Double Perfection Lumiere. So far, so good, but I feel I will come back to Shiseido at some point. Which foundation do you use? Any suggestions?
We women know the role that our eyelashes play in the search of the perfect make up and that we all have different types, reason why beauty brands keep putting in a massively wide variety of products in the market. Well, saying this, during my visit to Venezuela a couple of months ago I was honoured to be featured on an eyelashes editorial for ‘Estética y Salud’ magazine, in an article that gives great tips on which mascara to use according to yours lashes and how to apply it.
I remember that since I started wearing make up, my lashes have played that key role, but it has taken me a while to find the right way to do them, and to be honest, I might still be in the process. My eyelashes are truly long but they are naturally not curly, so I do have my tricks with curlers and mascaras. I, of course, identified myself so much with this feature and did enjoy the shoot with the talented photographers of BonShot.
Have a look at the final result on the published pages and some extra pics from the shoot below…
Nosotras las mujeres sabemos el papel que juegan nuestras pestañas en la búsqueda del maquillaje perfecto y que todas tenemos diferentes tipos, razón por la cual tanta variedad en los productos de belleza siguen saliendo al mercado. Bueno y con esto les cuento que durante mi visita a Venezuela hace ya un par de meses tuve el honor de ser parte de un editorial de la revista ‘Estética y Salud’, en un artículo súper cool e informativo que ofrece excelentes tips sobre cuál rímel utilizar y cómo.
Recuerdo que desde que empecé a utilizar maquillaje, mis pestañas siempre han sido clave, pero me ha tomado tiempo conseguir los mejores productos para ellas, y sinceramente, quizás aun siga en la búsqueda del más indicado. Mis pestañas son realmente largas, pero naturalmente, no son curvas, así que tengo mis trucos con el rizador y mis rimel favoritos. Por supuesto, me identifiqué con este artículo totalmente, así que disfrute mucho el photoshoot con las talentosas fotógrafas de BonShot.
Aquí puedes ver los resultados y unas otras foticos…
Magazine/Revista: Estetica y Salud
I got a short break today and had a bit of a casual makeover with the MAC team and Tony & Guy at Somerset House.
Regardirg the make up, I usually wear natural or smokey eyes, but this time they added a bit of bright colours on the eye over the smokey style. And … How much I love braids, but I don’t have the skills to do the cool ones around the head or fish tails. So, I asked for anything with a braid and this was the first outcome. According to the stylist it’s a braid with a vintage twist. How do you like it?
Hello weekend!!! And just before enjoying the fabulous sunshine, I share with you, as promised, the two events I went to on Thursday. I first went to a networking event for women hosted by Maiden Voyage and Maserati at the Met Bar, where I had a great time with new and old faces, tried chocolate cocktails (not my favourite), learnt about Maserati and top beauty tips when travelling.
I then ran to My-Wardrobe’s event at the St. Pancras hotel, which after years of restoration looks traditionally majestic, very classic and high class with lots of red, gold, high ceilings, long hallways and stairs. It took place at the Royal Suite, which has an artistic pop modern picture of the Queen and where they showcased their best S/S12 pieces from their best designers, as well as the beauty products you can usually shop at My-Wardrobe, I even got a little Kerastase present from James, who kindly suggested I should use it to turn my hair healthier looking, so thanks for the tips! I spotted a really cool pair of J Brand jeans and gorgeous clutches. Enjoy the photos of the events and the video when I was in the cab/taxi going from one event to another (I even started showing what was inside my goodie bag). My full outfit here!
Have a lovely sunny weekend!
Trying to save some money and stay fashion at the same time?
Vogue proposed on its November issue the hidden potential in tea towels, rubber gloves, mop heads and more.
Whether sporting a military jacket and a customised M&S bra Vogue’s photos reveal how a brave sense of beauty and feverish attention to detail are key ingredients in an original look. It’s the upturned collar, the scrunched-up sleeve, the cinched waist that bring a fresh spirit.
No matter which the route is, they all lead to the same dashing inspiration…
So, enjoy this and think if you are brave enough to wear such creative things.
Photo 1: inspired in a Chloe dress. It’s made from doilies, cupcake cases, a plastic tablecloth, a slosh of tea and a sprinkle of sugar. Total cost: £26.95.
Photo 2: 35 paper bags.Rike Feurstein’s hat. Total cost: £69.80
Photo3: Polythene blue-and-white shopping bags. Total cost: £2.00.
Photo 4: A clingfilm body-con dress is embellished with bath plug dots and Marigold puffs, as inspired by Dolce & Gabanna’s slinky gowns with voluminous shoulders. Total cost: £151.50