The Gypsies Are Back In Town

Photo courtesy of Free People Gypsies: they’re mysterious, you never know quite were to find them, and they live outside the norm. The gypsy inspired fashion trends reflect that freeness, and it’s a breath of fresh air outside of our normal Corporate America attire. Spring always brings a short round of gypsy/hippie inspired pieces however this time they had more staying power; showing up in Fall/Winter shows of Emilio Pucci and Dolce and Gabbana, showing our want and need for change; stepping outside the boundaries.  The “gypsy look” boasts layers of delicate flower prints, panels of lace, velvet and tapestry…

Color is the Name of the Game for Spring

Whenever I’m asked to be in a photo shoot I jump at the chance (AHHHH I get to be a MODEL!!), before I really think about it. Fast forward to the night before the shoot and I’m having a mental breakdown in front of a full length mirror, glaring at my thighs with hate and wishing I hadn’t binged on an entire big bag of chocolate acai berries. Then I go through this whole cycle of trapping my husband in corners and asking (threatening) “Do I look pretty slash skinny, and why?” This is when I become my psycho alter…

Grammy Awards Vintage Glam Makeup

  MAC Vintage Glam. Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics. Who loved the looks at the Grammy Awards last weekend? I especially was inspired by the vintage Hollywood glam makeup and hair; it’s so classic and timeless! As such, I decided to do a little video tutorial on how I create a vintage Hollywood look, which is perfect for a special date! Classic vintage glam looks are a light bright eye with luscious lashes, statement eyeliner, porcelain skin and red lips. My favorite all time makeup brand is MAC Cosmetics, which is the majority of the makeup used in the video;…

Custom Clothing That Comes To You

There is NOTHING (and I mean nothing) like a man in a well-fit suit. He’s automatically more attractive, better respected, and you know he’s got to feel great about himself. Here’s the problem: Where in Milwaukee is a gentlemen supposed to find a good suit? Lets be honest, unless he is the “average” body type for our region, a lot of guys are having a hard time finding that perfect fit. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stood outside my husbands dressing room while he’s flung dress shirts and blazers aside with a “too loose, too short” remark.…

Photoshop in Real Life

Do you ever wonder how celebrities and models look so flawless? Take television show Dancing With the Stars for example. The dancers can’t be touched up frame-by-frame to get rid of a blemish on the show (it would take FOREVER), and caking on traditional makeup would only sweat and smear off during the performance. Not looking perfect isn’t an option. So how do they do it? Airbrush makeup – also known as Photoshop in real life.  As you know, I am a product junkie and this problem often manifests with beauty products. Last year I went out on a limb (I will do…

Little Black Dress Meets Little Black Bottle

One of my life goals is to find the best of everything. Right now, No. 1 on that list is to find THE BEST of all beauty products because, well, I’m a junkie. In fact, someday you might just find me curled up unconscious on the floor of Sephora in a pile of Makeup Forever due to a beauty product overdose. DON’T judge me, I have it under control and my problem will only benefit you. What is the flavor today? Skindinavia. They claim to be the best makeup setting spray and the world’s top seller.  I’ll cut to the…

The Perfect Beachy Hair

Photo courtesy of Bumble & bumble Today it’s blizzarding outside and many of us are wishing we were lounging on a beach, cocktail in hand and the warm tropical breeze blowing through our hair. Unfortunately, many of you reading this won’t be sitting on that beach today… but why not be cute while we dig ourselves out? This is my gift to you: A step-by-step guide (with video tutorial!) of how to get the perfect beachy hair. Warning: When done properly, this style will last 3 days. Step One: You need two products. On damp hair use a moisturizing cream or…

Get Nailed

Photo Courtesy of OPI If you haven’t noticed, there has been an explosion of nail trends lately. They range from classy, nick-proof gel polishes to crazy crackle prints. Right now in the nail world, anything goes. It took me a while, but I tried out all the nail trends I could find to give you all the details! The first company to pioneer gel nail polish was CND and they called it “Shellac.” Gel nail polish is brushed on like a normal manicure, however it cures under a UV light after each coat. The result is a manicure that can…

Make Him A Fox

Photo courtesy of American Crew They say it’s a man’s world filled with women’s “stuff.” How true! Every time I go looking for a nice shirt or jacket for my husband I’m always shocked at what few boring choices they have. I also blame those boring choices on the fact that my husband nearly had a stroke when I came home one day with v-neck undershirts instead of his regular crew necks. They never see change as an option in the stores, so that means they can look the same FOREVER. Well, mister, not today. I thought I would start…

The New Kid On The Block

A few weeks ago I woke up and took a really good look at myself in the mirror (you know, the ultra-magnifying, light up with bells and whistles mirror). I saw the good, the bad, and then the “ugly.” My first thought was: My poor husband ACTUALLY pretends he’s attracted to this is the morning? My second thought: When did I start growing hair there? Ew. A color client of mine, in which I take all of her suggestions as if they were gold, told me about a new skin care business opening up called “Paulina” located in the village…