Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

NAILED IT!

Photos: thecommaqueen.tumblr.com, ale-kat.tumblr.com post created by lauren conrad

Lately, as I have been studying new trends for my clothing lines, I have been seeing vintage florals everywhere and some of the places they have been popping up are a little unexpected.  I have seen sunglasses, platforms, hand bags… and now nails.  I couldn’t be more thrilled about this because I am the kind of girl who wears florals year round.  So when I stumbled across what is sure to be my next manicure I knew I had to share with you all.  If you have ever attempted to paint leopard spots on your nails you know that intricate designs like this are challenging, but doable.  If you want to try this look on your own nails get a tiny paintbrush (the brush that comes with the polish will be too thick) and use the nail polish as if it were paint. You can do any color or design you like.  Then let us know how it goes.

XO Lauren

PREPPED+READY

photos: feaverishphotography.com post designed by kristin ess

Spring is here and so are fairs, festivals, flea markets & fiestas! As silly as it may sound, I always keep a bag ready to go by the door for an impromptu day of fun-in-the-sun.

The essentials:

sunglasses
a big floppy hat
sunscreen, spf 30 or higher
tinted lip balm
a camera
a pretty vintage blanket
a good book

Friend thebeautydepartment.com on facebook and you could be selected at random to win the same bag of goodies… to you, from me.

XO Lauren

OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAM

OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAM

Here’s a simple way to get a vintage inspired look. Eventually we’ll be going into more advanced looks, but some of you may have never tried this look before and we don’t want to scare you off! Pair this video with the “Hint of Vintage” photo tutorial for the ultimate loveliness!

Tools: Foundation, foundation brush or sponge, translucent powder or light-weight powder, blush brush, bronzer, black liquid liner, black mascara, red lipstick

•      Start by applying an even layer of foundation to your face being sure to cover any redness, blemishes or dark circles.

•      Lightly dust your face with powder for a velvety finish.

•      Comb through your brows and fill them in using a brown pencil one shade darker than your natural color.

•      Sweep bronzing powder starting directly under your cheekbones, across your hair line and under your jaw line.

•      Now apply black liquid liner to your lids and extend the line beyond the corner of your eye for added drama.

•      Next apply two coats of black mascara.

•      To complete the look, apply red lipstick.

XO Amy Nadine

 

 

HAPPY MONDAY

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