Friday, December 30, 2016

How To Add Volume To Flat Hair

Dress: Katwalk, Wand: Nume, Necklace: Box of Style, Dove Hair Dry Shampoo
In Collaboration With Dove

Photos by: Jonny Villanueva

When it comes to adding volume to three-day-old, lifeless hair. I always rely on one product for instant results - dry shampoo! Dove's Detox and Purify Dry Shampoo has become an instant favorite because it adds bounce without leaving behind build-up or a watery finish, and it smells like a dream! Today, I'm sharing my 5 easy steps to take your hair from flat to fabulous. Step 1: Brush out all the knots in your hair and section it off into one inch pieces at and around the crown. Step 2: Spray Dove's Dry Shampoo at the root of each section and let dry for 1-2 minutes. Step 3: Massage roots until powder is no longer visible. Step 4: Tease hair using a backcombing technique all around the roots and crown (where dry shampoo was sprayed). Step 5. Curl hair in small/medium sections using a one or two inch wand. And there you have it, instantly glamorous hair! So next time you're thinking of washing your hair I challenge you to skip a wash and try out Dove's Detox and Purify Dry Shampoo instead. Be sure to let me know how this technique worked for you! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Xoxo -E

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Winter Pastels

Jacket: Forever 21 (similar), Scarf: Forever 21, Top: Ann Taylor, Jeans: Hudson, Bag: Valentino, Watch: Tory Burch, Rings: Pandora, Sunnies: Eye Buy Direct
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva
Happy Wednesday! 
I hope you're enjoying the holidays. Just a quick post today to share this casual look that I recently wore. Comfy denim, a longline jacket and a cozy scarf. I always love styling pastels in the winter. What about you?

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Xoxo -E

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Get The Look

When in comes to getting all dolled up, I like to pull out all the stops and this holiday party season, I've partnered with Rimmel London to create a look that does just that. Head turning outfits aren't the only thing that will make people stop and stare, your makeup is just as important! Especially when you're heading out to fabulous fĂȘtes. I used Rimmel London's "Get The Look" app to get me party ready. A few days before the party, I uploaded inspirational makeup looks that I found in magazines and on the web and tried them on myself with ease! All I had to do was take a selfie. It was quick and easy to see which makeup trends were hot and which were not. As much as I love to play with new looks, maybe bright blue eyeshadow just isn't for me.
Instead of making a mess and wasting your expensive beauty products, you can use their app for a mess free solution. The best part? Once you find a look you love they suggest all the products you'll need to create it at home. Yes, it's really that easy! As you can see, I went for a smokey eye with gold and dark brown eye shadow for maximum drama. I kept my lipstick a subtle light pink so that my eyeshadow could be the star of the show.

To achieve this look, I started by applying Rimmel's Radiance BB Cream all over my face then I set it with powder. Next, I added gold eyeshadow all over my eyelids before applying Rimmel's brown "Scandaleyes" eyeshadow stick to the crease of my lids then carefully blended the colors together. Next, I added highlighting and contouring to my cheeks and cheek bones. The easiest way to do this is to suck in your cheeks and add Rimmel's "Natural Bronzer" to the hollowed out portion then add Highlighter to the top of your cheekbones (above where you would normally put blush). I found that the "Good To Glow" Notting Hill" highlighter was the perfect color for my complexion and I loved how easy it was to blend. Then I added some drama to my eyes by layering on Rimmel's "Wonder'Lash Mascara". Even if you have short, thin lashes this will make you look like you're wearing falsies! Next, line your eyes with black or brown eyeliner to make them really pop. Last but not least, my personal favorite, lips! I traced around my lip line with the "Only One Lipstick in Rosetto" and left the middle of my lips bare. Then, I took a tissue and blotted off the excess before swiping on the Rimmel London "Stay Glossy Lip Gloss" in "Popcorn for 2". To create a nude-ish pink pout. That's it! Just a few easy steps to create an all out glamorous party look. This makeup paired perfectly with my orange floor length gown and let me tell ya, I felt like a million bucks.

Do you love playing with makeup as much as I do? If so you'll love Rimmel London's "Get The Look" app. Don't just take my word for it, download it in the app store and see for yourself. Also, if you snap a selfie using the app and enter their sweepstakes here you will be entered to win a cash prize - definitely a win win!

Thanks so much for visiting me!
Xoxo -E

Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Glitz Ft. Lulus

In Collaboration With Lulus
Dress: Lulus, Stole: BooHoo (similar), Earrings: Capwell & Co., Clutch: Icing (similar), Shoes: ASOS, Bracelet: Missguided, Ring: Adorn Monde
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva

Is it just me or is getting dressed up for holiday parties half the fun? I mean, it's not often that you get to pull out a flirty cocktail dress, faux fur and lots of sparkly jewels and go out for a night on the town. So when the holidays come around I love to go all out. Lulu's always has the perfect dresses for formal occasions. I loved styling this little white number. I kept things monochromatic by stickling with only white, gold and silver. 

I hope you're having a great Monday! 
Xoxo -E

Friday, December 16, 2016

Holiday Gifting Faves

Look 1: Shirt: Suburban Riot, Pants: Gap Factory, Shoes: Gap Factory (similar)
Look 2: Jacket: AQ, Sweater: Gap Factory, Hat: Gap Factory, Scarf: Gap Factory, Bag: Fendi, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Shoes: J Crew
Look 3: Vest: Gap Factory, Sweater: Gap Factory, Jeans: YMI, Bag: YSL, Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva
In Collaboration with Gap Factory
 When it comes to holiday gift giving, there are certain things that are always a crowd pleaser. Pj's, fuzzy slippers, scarf sets - you name it, Gap Factory has it and for a fraction of the retail price. When I'm buying things for the special people in my life, I like when they are fun, colorful and practical. But every once in a while you have to treat yourself too, I mean, holiday shopping is hard work. For today's post, I rounded up some of my favorites from the Gap Factory site. These items are perfect for your loved ones or make for a great addition to your own wardrobe. 

Happy Shopping!
Xoxo -E