Feb 22, 2013

Shoe Wishlist (spring 2013)


Dior Spring 2013
I love the heel cut! Absolutely stunning! I so WANT these shoes!!!


Gucci Spring 2013
Strappy sandals are always welcomed in spring and this sophisticated ankle strap completes the look. 


Moschino Spring 2013
I usually do not like full metallic shoes but these Moschino beauties are an eye candy! Showing a bit of toes and the details are simply beautiful.


Valentino spring 2013

What can I say about these Valentino... They are perfect! 3 trends in 1! ( studs, transparency and pointy shoes) These shoes elongate your legs!

I simply wish I could afford these shoes! angular tips are coming back with a hint of transparency and metallic finishes.

-Nelly

Feb 19, 2013

Eyeliner makeup


simple eyeliner


Small cat eye liner effect.


Dramatic 80's eyeliner effect.


Ultra Drama eyeliner effect.

It's amazing the effect your eyeliner has on the shape and size of your eye... My advice is to simply have fun with it and apply it accordingly to the occasion!

Honestly, it's so easy to do these eyeliner makeup... practice at home!
I created these effects all with the same makeup, I simply worked around the basic eyeliner (first image) and then drew around it! 

-Nelly

Feb 14, 2013

Solo on Valentine's day

Years go by and my little heart never belongs to anyone on Valentine's day. I somehow "unintentionally" plan not to have a boyfriend on such a wonderful occasion.... pfff... I haven't grasp the idea around this so called "friendship & love" day. When I was in high school, I always hoped to get a teddy bear or a box of chocolates... I guess my teenage heart was still innocent and unexposed to the threats of real dating. Nowadays, I simply don't care. I've realised that love will never have a price tag and the biggest act of love can only be shown by your actions.




This week has been quite odd... I've had a few insignificant and unexpected events ,...I recently started to read this book called "Why men love bitches". Honestly WTF? Please do yourself a favor and not even waste your time opening this book! It basically, goes on an infinite tangent about how we (girls) should be upfront, cold hearted and carry a poker face on our dates... 95% of its content is common sense! (the rest is crap) Everything in this book can be summarized in a paragraph... no need to waste trees for this cliche dating guide.
I don't think there is a specific recipe or tutorial to follow for a "successful" relationship or dating journey... After 2 years of being single, I've learned a lot about never driving to a guy's place, never paying on your first date and ignoring their texts every now and then! (I've had my dose of unsuccessful dates) My biggest mistake is to have the tendency to over care about guys... (people in general). I care about their well being, even if I'm not into them it's in my nature to care for others. It's a bad habit of mine which sometimes is misinterpreted and gives me the "needy girl" label...




Anyways, enough of my unrefined love life! Simply love your family and those that  TRULY care about you... those do not include the one night stand boys. Don't let yourself get trapped with those guys, even when you're in need of some male attention or affection...It's in our human nature to feel wanted but you've got to put yourself first. Don't plan your life around another person... if the person doesn't like you, "oh well too bad, so sad.. it's their loss". Never lose the rhythm of your life for a guy, keep doing the things you like, do yoga, sketch, dance, see your girlfriends... don't plan your schedule around his... and I know it's hard, but don't play hard to get, simply keep living your life without that constant anxiety of "maybe he will call me or text me". Be selfish :)

You're worth much more than a "friends with benefit" status... Seriously, my dear let's be ladies and let the boys do their homework! They must work for the cookie ;)

As for tonight (after work) I'll watch sex and the city with a bowl of  Dulce de Leche ice cream , my blanket and I'm set for my solo Valentine's night :). (I'm such a girl!)




LEGGINGS: DYNAMITE/ TOP: OLIVIA BOUTIQUE/ NECKLACE: WINNERS/ WATCH:CASIO

 
-Nelly 

Feb 10, 2013

My beauty sleep routine (skincare)


I really felt the need to share my TOP skin secrets with all of you! I hate to sound conceded or over confident but I must admit I get a lot of compliments on my skin. Apparently, it looks pore less and smooth.... When I was a teenager I never took care of my skin but now I cannot go to bed with makeup on!
The products that I'm about to mention truly work! (I'm not getting sponsored for this! so trust me!)




I start by washing my face with Aveeno positively radiant cleanser. This product is magical! It has a moisturizer so it doesn't dry out your skin and it really helps to maintain an even color and glow!


Once or twice a week I use this lavender base exfoliator from Lush cosmetics. It leaves my skin baby smooth and it relaxes me as well! (best of both worlds). Every night after I wash my face I tone my skin with this spray called "Bouffee d'air frais" from Lush made with sea salt!


Now to end my cleansing routine, I apply a vitamin C serum by Henriksen! It's a bit expensive but worth every penny! It really helps for color (especially now with winter!) you wake up with a firmer skin! Even if I'm only 22 years old, I have to start taking care of my skin!

Now these are SOME of my secrets... I have more under my sleeve but I'll tell you later in my next post :)

-Nelly