Posts Tagged ‘red’

DECK THE HALLS!

photos: luca cannonieri/post design by eunice chun

I know we’d never think to take the holidays THIS literally, but after seeing Dior’s Spring + Jill Sander’s Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear shows (above), I have to say, it’s a really festive + pretty look for rocking around the Xmas tree! You can mix it up however you like:

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NAILED IT!

Fall is officially here! So I thought it would be fun to share my five favorite nail polish shades for this upcoming season.  So here they are (in no particular order)…

Dark Red – You can’t go wrong with a classic red nail.  Try going for a darker hue this Fall.

Nude – For Spring and Summer I wore nudes with a pink base, but for Fall I am opting for nudes with a grey hue.

Metallics – Silver, rose gold, glitter… I love them all! Metallic polishes are a fun way to dress up any manicure.

Army Green – Be all you can be… With a military-inspired manicure.

Mauve – I couldn’t be more in love with this color.  So romanic, but still modern.

XO Lauren

GO BRIGHT OR GO HOME

photos: Jamie Nelson, design by kristin ess, post by amy nadine

Bright-colored lips continued to be all the rage at the Fall 2011 shows this year (Sonia Rykel, Ralph Lauren, Thakoon, Mui Mui Ready-to-Wear).  Purples, Fuchsias, Oranges and Reds… it’s a make-up artists dream come true!  And it’s easy to translate this trend into real life by remembering these simple guidelines:

  1. Pick a creamy or matte formula lipstick while avoiding shimmer, metallic and glossy finishes.
  2. Go more minimal on the rest of your face by skipping eyeshadow or opting for a lighter shade, or even an eye gloss.  If it’s a must for you, cheat liner between your lashes or only inside on your waterline.
  3. Go ahead and go bold with your mascara by applying a couple coats or by creating spider lashes.

To make it last all day, follow these steps from my So Fancy tutorial and you’ll be all set to make a statement this Fall!  Such a simple and easy way to be brave…

XO Amy Nadine

CRIMSON CLOVER

photo: holly blake post designed by kristin ess

You’re in the mood to change things up. You decide on red for your new hair color. You pick that vibrant coppery-red that’s doing incredible things for the girl on the box. Take it home, apply it, let it sit and hope for the best. After washing it out, you step closer to the mirror and realize it’s insanely bright at your roots. Strange tones of pink and sherbert shine though in some places and muted tones dull your hair in other places. Stop right there and call the salon. Don’t try to fix it yourself.

Most of us have had hair color mishaps once in our lives– but red is not a color to experiment with at home. If you’re craving change and want to visit the idea of being a redhead, the bottom line is you should see a professional. There are SO many different types of red out there and SO many things that can go wrong when trying to do it on yourself at home. Red is one of the most difficult colors to correct and can be a very expensive fix.

Red hair has become more popular than ever and when done right, it can be absolutely stunning. Just make sure to go about it the right way. Go in to your colorist, take pictures, talk about which red is best for you and your skin tones, and make your appointment. Simple, slightly more expensive, but stress free way of going red.

xx Kristin