New Year’s Eve Fashion Survival Guide

new year's eve 2013Happy New Year Everyone!!

I can’t believe we are about to put an end to 2012 and welcome in 2013! What a year it has been! Of course, we should all bring in the new year in a Properly Stylish ensemble. If you’re like me… may have put off picking out the perfect outfit until the very last minute! Not to worry, I have your New Year’s Eve Fashion Survival Guide!

1. The Ensemble…..


Silver or Gold?? Why not both in this fancy little number! This Gold and Silver sequined dress is not only brilliant, but it is flattering and will keep you comfy while dancing the night away!


“Don’t let anyone dull your SPARKLE!” ….unknown

I have a mild obsession with things that Sparkle! Ok…..maybe it’s extreme. 🙂  I don’t need an event as an excuse to cover myself in all things shiny!! But, if you like your sparkle in doses try this dazzling dress. I absolutely love the dropped hem line….it refines the look!


If you opt for a more laid back look….this is the way to go! A sequined harem pant, white tee, leather jacket, stiletto’s and fabulous jewels will have you looking effortlessly chic!


….And don’t forget your accessories!!! This is a great opportunity to pull out your faux fur! Make sure to carry a clutch for the necessities…lipstick, phone, ID and $$$$.

2. The Makeup….


I love a great smokey eye! Use neutral shades of golds and browns to make those peepers pop!


 Here’s an easy little tutorial to help you achieve the smokey eye look! You’re Welcome! 😉


Now…for your pout! If you are showcasing your eyes, keep the lips neutral. If you paint your pout a dramatic color, keep the eyes natural!

3. Locks of LOVE….


The Side Chignon is the perfect little way to frame your beautiful face. It’s soft and beautiful with a touch of drama!


….Or try soft curls.

There you go….a few survival tips to help you bring in the New Year with the Proper Style!

Happy New Year and May 2013 Be Your Best Year Yet!

B. Blessed,



Fall 2012 Makeup Trends….

Fall is just around the corner….Thank Goodness! We see so many fashion trends, but how about those makeup trends? Today, I am going to tell you all you need to know to put your best Fall 2012 Face Forward!


Oh how I love a Fresh Face! This look is easy and effortless. It’s a great option for the work place. It also transitions nicely from work to play by adding a bright lipstick or smokey eyes. The key to getting this look is to have a great skin care regimen: cleansing, moisturizing and protecting…..I love Anew’s line of skin care, simply amazing! Next, find a great foundation to smooth away any skin discolorations or problem areas. Keep the eye makeup simple by choosing a shadow that is a shade to two shades darker than your skin tone. Add mascara to extend those lashes and finish with a nude lip!


Statement making eyes were the talk of the Fall 2012 Runways. The amazing jewel tones were reminiscent of the hues seen in peacock feathers. I love this look! It’s a fun way to showcase your personality and make a Bold statement. For those of us who like a more subtle approach to this look, choose shadows with hints of silver or gold mixed in with the color to soften the effect and complement your skin tone. Keep the lip color simple and neutral.


Reds are always right for fall, but deep wine tones with hints of chocolate undertones are the way to go! Your perfect pout will capture all of the attention, so keep your face, eyes and cheeks simple! This look is all about the LIPS!


This look is sultry and captivating. For this look use an array of brown tones. The beauty of this smoldering look is it’s versatility. Brown tones can be layered on for more or less intensity and is perfect for all skin tones!

……And there you have it!!! Those are some of the makeup trends for Fall 2012!

Be sure to check out my website for all of my favorite makeup must haves:

Anew Skin Care Regimen

Smooth Minerals Foundation

Glimmersticks Eyeliner

Supershock Mascara

Mega Impact Eyeshadow

B. Blessed!