Nov 172012

November officially rings in the holidays, and my social calendar is rapidly filling up — with tons of events, dinners and party requests. But unfortunately, I don’t have time to purchase new party wardrobes, so a Little Black Dress will have to do — as I get creative with various chic accessories — and focus on my hair and makeup to glam it all up! And the best part — it can be done in 5 minutes


I’m not a fan — but maybe it’s time to bring out the favorite red lipsticks! FYI…nothing screams the holidays like glamorous red pout. But thank goodness (for me a non red lipstick wearer) there are many shades that can compliment any skin tone…

If you’re more fair skinned look for a blue based red (which will make your teeth look super white), and if you’re a yellow-tone gal look for warmer shades of red to bring out your exotic complexion. Tip: To rock a bold lip be sure to keep the rest of your makeup minimal so your pout can be the focal point!

A classic smokey eye is the perfect holiday must-have. FYI…every eye color can be complimented with brown shadows. Just think lid, crease and V.

Add a light “skin-tone” shade to your lid and brow bone, take a medium shade brown and add it to your crease. At the end take a black or dark brown (depending on your preference) and add it to your outer V (outer corner of the eye) and blend out all the harsh lines. Add some eyeliner, mascara and false lashes if needed.

Rosy cheeks are perfect for this time of year, especially a cream blush in a natural pink rosy color and add it to your apples.

Apply your foundation/powder lightly over the cream blush to give the illusion of an inner glow. Add a highlight to your cheekbones to make them pop and brighten your complexion.

Hair Time:

Curls, curls and more curls. Curls are a great way to glam up your look. If heat is required to curl your tresses, simply section off your hair — wrap 1-1.5 sections around your favorite curling wand.

Half-do’s look great with straight or curly hair. Be sure to add a medium hold hairspray to ensure that your hair stays in place all day. Another curl variation is a timeless 40s retro look. After blowdrying with a large round brush, set your hair in pin curls all over your head. Spray all over with a strong hold hairspray and then brush to create this beautiful sexy style.  Also, an elegant chignon or side bun is easy and will never fail if you don’t have much time to do your hair. They are super simple, sleek, and look great with any outfit.