Back to school beauty

So school is back on, and whether you’re excited about it or completely devastated that summer is over, we can all agree that with fall approaching, it’s time to change our beauty routine.

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For this fresh back to school look, I primed my face with Bare Minerals “Prime Time” in order to have a smooth canvas to work on. I then used Guerlain’s “Parure de lumière” foundation under my eyes, on the sides on my nose and for spot hiding. I’m not a big fan of using heavy foundation during the day (If it’s not broken don’t fix it right?).

I then filled in my brows with Anastasia’s “Perfect Brow Pencil”, and proceeded to create a slight cat eye with l’Oréal’s “Supreme slim” liquid liner. I used Physicians Formula blush, and Benefit’s “High Beam” for a natural glow along my cheeks, nose bridge and cupid’s bow.

To finish off the look, I wore my favorite YSL’s “Vernis a lèvre” (seriously this stays on forever and looks divine).

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Let us know what you think, and if we should do video tutorials for you guys in the comment section.

Summer-Fall Transition

The end of August: the end of summer vacation; a bitter sweet time for everyone, but for any Fashionista, the beginning of Fall Fashion! Goodbye shorts and sandals, and hello scarves and leather jackets!

While some of us head back to school up north, the rest of us in our tropical island can enjoy the perks of Fall Fashion with these universal Fall Fashion Dos this year:

– WARMER COLORS
As September approaches, dress up in warmer colors. See Fall 2013 color palette:

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– GLAM MAKEUP
Dare to wear deeper lip color such as burgundy or tomato red; And add drama to your eyes with a classic cat eye, or try a copper eye shadow.

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– LAYERS
As the temperature drops, pick up the cardigans, vests, scarves etc… Instantly gives an outfit dimension and oomph.

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– PATTERN MIX
A big fashion trend this Fall. Mix and pair your favorite prints and patterns!

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– CARDIGANS
Rock the preppy style with a nice cardi as they are perfect for school and/or work and can be worn it different ways.

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– “NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY” RULE OUT
We are in 2013 anyways, who says to follow the rules? Wear that sexy white dress, and buy that beautiful white coat or blazer!

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Here are a few essentials that are best for Summer-Fall transition:

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– Denim Jacket
– Plaid Shirt
– Shorts: leather, plaid, or in dark colors. (not to wear with sandals)

Back to school!!!

It’s fall fellow fashion lovers, and for us islanders living in (Oh the horror!) North US or Canada,  it’s time to cover up… But I love this season! The color of the leaves, the rain, feel so romantic to me. Yes I am a sap, so just embrace it.

My first back to school look:

I don’t think going to school is a fashion show… I’m all about looking neat, put together and comfortable, especially since it’s cold. And before my fellow bloggers come bashing on my head with a stiletto, let me make my case. It’s a fairly simple one actually, as it is cold outside, and my classes are far apart, I’m outside a lot. I could walk around in 6 inch booties and sport red lipstick, but I would be miserable. Plus it wouldn’t be as special when I actually decide to hit it hard.

I always go for classic looks for school… Jeans, blouse and boots… I do make sure they fit well, and don’t tug and hang weirdly.

I love these boots…. They go with anything! You always need a few investment pieces that last forever.

I also go for barely there makeup. A touch of mascara and a lightly tinted lip balm is my go to. Also I moisturize daily and always ALWAYS use sunblock.

Happy Fall!