Friday, March 16, 2018

Pastel & Nude || Secrets in Lace Sheer Balconette

My favorite thing about the new Secrets in Lace Sheer Seduction bras, especially today's beige shade, is it's "barely there" appeal.  It is beautifully constructed, has perfect support, is elegant & feminine,   and yet is simple & subtle.  I love a bullet shape, but I'm equally a fan of a smooth and more natural silhouette.  Shocking pink fuchsia bows contrast it's sheer neutral nylon & add an element of surprise   against my skin, which I love.  This design is obviously perfect with delicate, sheer blouses as I previously demonstrated in this post.  Today however, I opted for a peek from pastels!  Nearly matching my skin tone, it is subtle but sexy. 

It was only natural to add my pastel pink seamed stockings, to pair with Barbie pink tones in my outfit. :)

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{Lady Jane Vintage jewelry // Trend Savvy sunglasses // Voodoo Vixen blouse {also available at UV} // Pinup Girl Clothing shoes // Vixen by Micheline Pitt skirt via UV // Mac Cosmetics lipstick in relentlessly red}

 Love from New York City 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fading Winter Beauty

It's almost time to say goodbye to winter, as the last official week of the season is upon us.  We still have quite a chill in the air with occasional days of snowfall, but it now melts within hours.  I was happy to see the opulent Grand Army Plaza covered in white before winter is over!  It was such a serene, breathtaking sight.  I find winter so beautiful, but I am ready for the season's change, and to welcome flowers & sundresses back again for a while!

Lady Jane Vintage gloves & jewelry
Niccoco Creations veil

Eye Shadow - NYX Cosmetics Ultimate Shadow Palette in smokey & highlight 
Primer - NYX Cosmetics Honey Dew Me Up
Eye Liner - MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Fluidline in Blacktrack
Foundation - Studio Fix Fluid 

 Love from New York City 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

My Top 5 Products For Fair Skin || Tips for a Bright Smooth Complexion

A lot of you ask me about tips for fair skin, and how to keep it looking porcelain & milky smooth.  To be completely honest, everyone has something that they feel they need to work on more than other things.  While I've never felt a struggle with my figure, and am able to maintain a body I'm happy with pretty easily (although I want to start doing more!), skin has been slightly more of a conflict for me.  I had a light case of acne when I was a teen, and so I now have a few scars as well as naturally oily skin and larger pores.  I'm not the type of girl who prefers going without skin products and makeup!  Along the way, I've learned a few tips and found some truly life-changing gems that help me to achieve more of the powdery smooth finish I love.  

Of course the first rule of thumb, (for anyone, but especially for pale skin) is daily SPF!  Next, I recommend cleansing & toning daily, and exfoliating 2 times per week.  Keep in mind, my skin is combination and I mainly prefer a matte finish.  I sometimes dust just a touch of highlighter for a little glow only on my cheeks and nose.  If I do, I use MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Beaming Blush, MAC Snowball Shimmer Powder or NYX Love You So Mochi.

Here are my TOP 5 Brightening/Whitening Products for Pale Skin:

{Secrets in Lace gingham bullet bra}

3. Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15 $29 & Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation $35 {both in NW13}  - I have combination skin and I love both of these foundations.  Studio Waterweight is just a little more hydrating, so if you have dry or combination skin this might be a good option for you.  I'm loving it, as it has a higher SPF & balances my dryness while still doesn't cause oiliness.

5. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder $6.99 This is my absolute favorite powder and it's only $6.99.  It eliminates shine, and in the most beautiful, angelic way.  It has been around since 1935 and they still use the same formula.  It also lasts all day - I never need to reapply!  I couldn't live without this.

*Update - I've also been impressed with this product from NYX Cosmetics - it neutralizes redness & blotchiness for a smooth complexion!

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