Archive for February, 2011
I’m fully aware the Oscars were last night and I normally post my best dressed list right away, but it’s taken me this long to come down from the excitement of James Franco and Ann Hathaway hosting the event. I’m fully aware their hosting skills have been widely panned by pretty much everyone, but I personally think they did a great job. Perhaps I’m a little biased because every time I hear James Franco speak I picture his character in Pineapple Express and start laughing, but I still enjoyed it so it still counts. Wait, that’s not why we’re here is it? Oh, I suppose you expect me to talk about dresses at some point, like that’s my job or something? Oh, wait it is. Touche.
Now that I have you all on the edge of your seats, here is my 2011 Oscars Best Dressed List:
1. Halle Berry - This blinged out Marchesa gown looks just stunning on Halle. The color is amazing against her skin tone and the fit highlights her flawless figure. And I just love that she kept the hair and makeup simple. Then again, when you’re as pretty as she is, you don’t need a whole lot of extras to look good. This is hands down my favorite look of the night; so amazing in fact that I’ve totally forgiven her for her Golden Globes mini-dress debacle. *applause*
2. Mila Kunis - I’m completely in love with this ultra feminine Elie Saab creation. This lovely shade of lavender is so pretty and Mila pulled it off to perfection. Not that I’m surprised, she’s been on pretty much every best dressed list I’ve made this awards season. I know a lot of people find her annoying, but whether you love her or hate her, you gotta admit the girl knows how to dress. And for the record, I love her!
3. Jennifer Lawrence – This girl is nothing short of perfect in this slinky red Calvin Klein number. The dress fit her like a glove, and from those killer curves to the soft hair and make-up, this was the sexiest look of the night for sure.
4. Helen Mirren - I was torn between Helen and Natalie Portman for the last spot on my list, but Natalie already won enough damn awards so I gave it to Helen. And honestly she deserves it – we should all be so lucky as to look this amazing at 65. Her body is flawless in this Vivienne Westwood, and the color is perfect against her fair skin. Don’t even get me started on the hair – I looooove the hair. If ever there was an example of timeless beauty and elegance, this is it. Take notes 20-something Hollywood starlets, cuz you all got PWNED by a 65-year-old!
BONUS – Worst Dressed:
Cate Blanchett - I normally don’t do the whole “worst dressed” thing but honestly, did this woman get lost on her way to the Mayflower? Or perhaps this is a costume for some top secret movie she’s working on about the first Thanksgiving? Either way, it’s just awful. The color is blah, and the yellow beads or buttons or whatever the hell they are look more like Necco wafers then the type of detail one would see on a designer gown. Awful, just awful. *shakes head*
Now that we know how I really feel about this years Oscar fashion, who made your list?
Thursday was one of the worst days ever, until this wonderful little package arrived from Australia courtesy of my dear friend Lauren of LaurenDayMakeup. She and I became fast friends via YouTube about a year ago and I’ve adored her ever since. We bonded quickly over our mutual love of Mariah Carey and all things girly, so it’s a friendship made in heaven! Here’s a look at the goodies I got:
Look how pretty the package is! I love the little pink bow, it’s so cute and girly!
Close-up of the butterfly wrapping paper. Like our beloved Mariah, Miss Lauren and I just love our butterflies!
Lauren made this beautiful card herself! How gorgeous is this? The firefly and the little daisy in the upper right-hand corner are all blinged out, and the colors are stunning. I can’t believe she took the time to make something so wonderful for me!
This little notebook has my name on it! I always have a notebook on me for my random creative moments throughout the day, so this now resides in my purse =)
Look at the Hello Kitty stationary! I can’t wait to use this!
Thank you Lauren for my wonderful gifts! They totally turned my bad day around ♥
Last week I received the most amazing package of goodies from theBalm cosmetics, and I’ve been hooked on them since. I’ve always liked theBalm, but I had only really used their concealers and mini brushes. Then I had the pleasure of meeting owner and founder Marissa Shipman as well as a few members of her lovely team at the Beautylish Spring event and she mentioned sending me a few products to try out. And boy did she! In my package I had everything from rich, velvety eyeshadows to the most amazing blushes this side of Nars. Check out my haul/review video below, and check back in a few days for product swatches!
Final Verdict: LOVE IT
Price Point: $$
Get it: theBalm.com, Sephora
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the Beautylish Spring Trend event in San Francisco. The venue was fabulous, the people were fabulous and the swag bag was …EPIC!!! Check out my haul video and some photos from the event below, then get thee to Beautylish.com and sign up for this fabulous site!
Admiring his handy work…
Mikey working his magic on my cousin Catherine. She was super excited we got a few of the products he used in or swag bags so she could re-create the look on her own!
The view from the penthouse suite was amaaaaaaazing! It was a perfect San Francisco night.
There’s a reason why people fall in love with this city. I just ♥ it here…
And don’t forget to check out:
I can’t believe I totally spaced on the fact this video came out YESTERDAY!!! That’s how you know I must be really, really, reeeeeeally sick. Cuz there’s no way I would have missed this otherwise. And zomg can I just say I freaking loooove it? Cuz I do. This is exactly the caliber of video I have come to expect from Miss Spears. It’s got big production, amazing costumes and even a kick-ass (not to mention stiletto clad) fight scene. And the makeup – omg I die! Sooooo freaking fabulous right now!
And you just gotta love the blatant product placement. Hey, at least they’re not insulting our intelligence by trying to hide it, right? Plus, she’s using MAKEUP FOREVER concealer which is one of my faves, so I can’t be mad at that. Well done Britney Jean, well done. *applause*