Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Emmy Awards 2014 Red Carpet Style Favorites

Hello There!

Another award ceremony happened yesterday, the Emmy's!

Here are a few of my favorite looks from the night's red carpet.

Sarah Hyland's two piece outfit looked beautiful.  The coral color of the skirt is gorgeous and that top knot is the perfect compliment.

Julia Roberts looks amazing in this short navy dress.  The embellishments are so pretty and I love her hair!

Halle Berry's blush colored dress is so pretty and I love the detail on the waist.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves look beautiful.  I love the style of Alves' dress and I love the deep blue of McConaughey's tux.  I was also glad to see he left the fanny pack at home for the Emmy's.

Keke Palmer's dress is a stunning cobalt blue and I love the architecture on the bodice.

I absolutely love this dress on Mayim Bialik.  The color is gorgeous and I love the lace and full skirt.  Her hair, makeup, and accessories look great with the dress.

Claire Dances looks gorgeous in this red dress with lace inserts.  I love her hair and makeup too.  Hugh Dancy looks so handsome in his suit.

Mindy Kaling looks gorgeous in this dress.  I love the sequin detailing and the tomato red color.

This shimmering curve grazing dress is perfect for Hayden Panettiere.  Her hair and makeup look beautiful with this dress and that little baby bump is so precious.

Uzo Aduba looks stunning in this red strapless dress with ruffled train.  Her makeup and gold accessories look fantastic with the dress.

Michelle Monaghan looks beautiful in this cream high-necked dress with long sleeves.  Her hair is perfect for this dress and I love those heels.

Is there ever a time when Nikolaj Coster-Waldau doesn't look incredibly handsome?  (Answer to that is no, by the way).

I love the ombre blush of this dress worn by Cat Deeley. The flowy fabric paired with swept back hair is lovely.

Dascha Polanco looks beautiful in this flowy gown.  I love the color of it and her hair is perfect.

Lena Headey looks gorgeous in this black off the shoulder gown.  I love that she kept it simple with minimal accessories.

Did you have any favorites from the Emmy's?

Monday, August 25, 2014

MTV VMAs 2014 Red Carpet Style Favorites

Hello There!

The VMAs were this weekend and there were some pretty amazing red carpet looks.  I want to share some of my favorites with you today!

Beyonce killed it in this sheer black number.  Her earrings are amazing!

I love Taylor's romper.  The color of the romper and heels with her makeup and hair looked fantastic.

And then she came out in this for her performance and I just died, it's perfect.

Iggy Azalea looked stunning in a strapless silver metallic gown.

J.Lo's whole look from the gorgeous glittery dress to her makeup and hair was on point.

I love this shimmery blush dress on Kelly Rowland.  I love the crown braid and her neutral makeup, it lets her baby bump shine.

Demi's look is one of my top favorites of the night.  Her gorgeous red dress, red lips, and side swept hair are the perfect trifecta.

Kesha looked beyond gorgeous.  Her gown is just stunning and that hair.

Dat hair doe!

And last, but certainly not least Ingrid and Becky looked stunning!

Did you have any favorites of the night?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tie 'Em Up!

Hello There!

It recently came to my attention that a company out of Mass creates monthly subscription curated with premium ties for various tastes.

I had never heard of Root Bizzle so I was excited to have my boyfriend try them out.

He's not a particularly fussy man, but it is hard to get him to go look at clothes so I love the option of having ties come right to the door.

The tie comes packaged in a nice sturdy box.

Inside there are two cards.

The smaller card show you how to tie a particular knot that month.  This month was the Prince Albert knot and is actually very easy to do (this is coming from someone who has stood in the mirror/in front of videos trying to figure it out for at least an hour before).

The next card tells you this tie is from their business collection and a bit about what that means.

The tie itself is a beautiful pattern of blues, maroons, and white.  I absolutely love it and my boyfriend did not mind it either.

The pattern inside the tie is nice too and the tie is soft and smooth.  The seams are all nice and tight and it looks very well made.

Look at my knot tying skills!  I think I did a pretty good job.

All in all I really love the idea of this company and monthly box, especially because all the ties are crafted in house.

This is a fantastic gift for Groomsmen as well or even the father of the bride and groom!

disclaimer: I was sent the tie for review by Root Bizzle.  I was not paid to say anything about the product, I was provided the item to honestly review.  There are no affiliate links in this post.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are 100% my own

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge and Why I Won't Be Doing It

Hello There!

So unless you live under a rock or don't use social media, I am guessing you have heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.
I was tagged to do it, but I won't be doing it.

I fully support and think it is wonderful for those who want to pour cold water on themselves in solidarity with those who have been affected by ALS.

I won't be doing it because I don't find it necessary to show that I support something by dumping good water on myself.  You've heard of the starving people in (insert third world country) so eat your food, I feel kind of the same way about wasting clean water.

I think it is fantastic though that there has been so much awareness and money raised for ALS through the exposure on social media.  That just shows you how powerful social media has become.
 If you would like to donate, then go here.

I would like to take this time to bring up something I feel strongly needs more coverage and support.
In light of the passing of Robin Williams I think that there should be exposure and education regarding Mental Health Awareness.

Mental Illnesses are very serious diseases and they are as important as any other.  There are still so many social stigmas surrounding the disease and that needs to stop.

Feel free to check out the Mental Health Awareness site to learn more about how to help yourself and others.

If you suffer know that you are not alone and there is so much help available for you.
NEVER feel afraid to say that you need help.
NEVER let social stigmas prevent you from speaking up.
PLEASE do not wait.

To anyone struggling with this issue you can call the US suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

Monday, August 4, 2014

One Direction Makeup Collection Sneak Preview

If you are a huge 1D fan you may have seen Niall talk on twitter a little bit ago about their makeup collection.
I am here to give you a sneaky look at one of the collections in their range.

There are three collections and each one comes in a nice tin case.

Take Me Home Collection

Midnight Memories Collection

Up All Night Collection

I received the Up All Night Collection.  Each set comes with an eye shadow palette, chubby liner crayon, mascara, UV lipgloss, lipstick, nail polish, and body stencils.

The tins give you some inspiration for different looks you can create with the colors. 

 The lipstick is creamy and goes on smoothly.  This is actually a really nice cheek color if it is too bright for you to want to use on your lips.  This color is called I Should Have Kissed You
 The packaging on this lipstick is very nice as well.  I love that you can see the color in the bottom.
 This "Glow Gloss" is UV reactive and a super bright hot pink.  The formula delivers intense shimmer during the day, and glows brilliantly under UV light after dark.  The name of the gloss is Taken.

 The lipgloss is on the top and the lipstick on the bottom in each of these swatch pictures.

The colors in the eye shadow quint are highly pigmented and very creamy.  They can get crumbly though which was disappointing.  I was happy to see two neutral shades in with the three blue shades.  The shade Another World (the blue in the middle in the palette) is a very chunky glitter that kept glooping up and was odd seeing as how the rest of the shades were pretty creamy.

 This is both and eye and body crayon in a very deep navy called Stand Up.  This is a very creamy pencil and can be smudged out for a smokey effect.  I had no issues with this and felt it was a nice addition to this collection.

 These are the decorator stencils that you can put on using the crayon liner.

They come in a variety of designs and they seem like you could wipe them clean and keep using them without them deteriorating.  

The mascara is called Little Black Dress.  It is a volumizing mascara and I feel that it did give volume to my lashes, however my eyes reacted poorly to the formula.  I have very sensitive eyes and skin so I don't expect others to have the same issues as I did.

The nail varnish is a gorgeous blue with green and gold shimmers.  It is the perfect mermaid color.  The name on this one is Na Na Na.

Here are a few pictures of me wearing the collection (sorry for the lower quality of these!).

I think the collection overall is fantastic.  I love that the set comes with some many different pieces.  This is a must for any 1D fans!

Check more out on the collections on their Facebook page!

Details on the 3 Looks Collection tins: http://bit.ly/1DMakeupLooksCollection

Check your stores for the collection! 
The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S. 
 Macy's - August 11th 
Stage Stores – August 25th 
Dillards – August 25th 
Beauty Brands – August 25th
 Lord and Taylor - August 25th

*International release dates TBD. Check the 
Facebook page for all the latest information!

disclaimer: This is a sponsored post powered by BrandBacker.  The collection is from Markwins International.  I was not paid to say anything about these products, I was provided the items to honestly review.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are 100% my own