Posts Tagged ‘lips’

FALL FOR THIS

post design by amy nadine

Fall fashion is finally here and as we store away our jean cut-offs and bikinis, we have the chance to change up our makeup a little too.  All my life I’ve always passed over lip colors in the brick/brown/rust/pumpkin family because they just didn’t seem pretty to me or like they’d do anything for me or my clients.  What a closed mind I had! They don’t just look gorgeous on redheads, they look good on everyone, especially as we lose our summer tans.  You just have to broaden your concept as to what you’ve always thought was pretty and give it a try; because it’s a very sophisticated look when you’re ready to see yourself that way.

You can go soft with a rusty nude or caramel or go bold with a deep orange. I would suggest pairing it with a simple eye… a bone or wheat shadow and black mascara complement it beautifully.

XO Amy Nadine

LIP SERVICE

 

photos:top: tomatiinho; middle: Jamie Nelson; bottom: www.weheartit.com post designed by amy nadine

I worked on an advertising campaign yesterday for a sunglasses retailer with one of my clients, so it was all about the lips.  Not only did I need to decide what colors, but also what finishes… glossy, satin or matte… which made me very curious about ya’ll and where we are right now in lipstick trends, outside of what magazines dictate.  LA is such a bubble so please let me know what you’re doing out there!

XO Amy Nadine

SUGAR SMACK

photo: w magazine post designed by kristin ess

We’re finally coming out of a long, dry winter and the evidence is all over our dry chapped lips!  This is not good for all the bright-colored lips that are so en vogue this Spring.  But luckily, we can all head over to our kitchens or grocery stores and tackle it head on.  Here are two solutions, depending on how bad the damage is.  If only there were chocolate in them…

Pretty Sweet (Lightweight Formula)

One teaspoon Brown Sugar

One teaspoon Honey

One teaspoon Olive Oil or Petroleum Jelly

Mix the brown sugar and honey together to create a paste and thickly coat your lips.  Leave it on for a few minutes then start gently scrubbing with your finger until all the dead skin has been buffed off.  Immediately dab on olive oil or lip balm to moisturize.

Oh So Coco (Extra Moisture Formula)

One teaspoon Sea Salt (you can save some that is left over from Lauren’s body scrub post!)

One teaspoon Coconut Butter or Coconut Oil (available at your local health food store)

Mix the two together then pat on your lips and gently scrub in circular motion until it’s as smooth as a baby’s…

 

Now your red lipstick will glide on as it should!  Repeat daily until you feel your old pout is back.

XO Amy Nadine

KITCHEN BEAUTICIAN

photo: dan forbes/ny times

Seasons come and go, and as we’re all aware summer is quickly approaching. Spring is the perfect time to get your skin ready for the coming months. My favorite at home remedy for dry skin is simple: coconut butter and a couple drops of olive oil. Coconut butter is an incredible moisturizer and promotes elasticity in skin. Extra virgin olive oil is packed with vitamin E and antioxidants. These two are a mash made in heaven! :) Blend two teaspoons of coconut butter and 10 drops of extra virgin olive oil together in a bowl using the back of a spoon. Apply a thin layer anywhere skin feels dry once or twice a week. I use this on my lips, legs, arms, elbows, and hands. Cover and save the rest in the refrigerator. Due to the coconut craze right now, coconut butter should be pretty easy to find. It’s the perfect summer skin prep!

XO Lauren