Winter Red

Friday, December 19, 2014

Photo by Adam Refujio
If there's any time of year that you absolutely should be wearing red lipstick, that time is right now! Deep cherries and rich red wines are the colors you should be gravitating to, not the bright poppy hues from the spring. You want a soft, sultry color. Not only that, but you want a red that will last through all your holiday partying and overindulging. Girl, let me tell you... those high gloss formulas just won't do. One bite into a slice of gingerbread or one glass of mulled wine and that lipstick is gone. So instead of a makeup disaster, why not go for a dark red matte lip. It's as sweet as red velvet cake on your mouth.


A Case of the Holiday Blues

Thursday, December 18, 2014

“I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I’m not happy. I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel. I just don’t understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards, and decorating trees and all that, but I’m still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed.” - from A Charlie Brown Christmas

Christmas Tree. Check. Eggnog. Check. Decked Halls. Check. Mistletoe. Triple Check. Holiday cheer. Bah, humbug! I'm really trying to get into the spirit, but for some reason it's super tough. Maybe it's the lack of decoration around town or the absence of wintery weather. Or perhaps it's because I'm separated from my family and the only pitter patter of little feet is from my cat. Whatever it is, I'm trying to get jolly yet the merriment isn't coming like it used to. Well I'm not the only one experiencing a bit of Ebenezer Scrooge of The Grinch. This time of year can bring out the best and the worst in all of us. We fight over Barbies and Xboxes at Toy-R-Us, fuss over parking spaces at the mall, and argue with co-workers over who should get stuck working during the holidays. When you have to spend such a joyous season all by your lonesome, Peace on Earth and Goodwill toward men is the last thing you care about. But can you cure a case of the holiday blues?


Model Bites: Boozie Eggnog

Friday, December 12, 2014

Turn on the holiday music. Light a fire. And get ready to be extra cozy. You'll need all of that after this recipe. Since it's tis the season, why not make something for the grown folk. Let me tell you a little story. When I was a kid, I hated eggnog. I didn't get it. Why would anyone want to drink something with eggs in it? Who are you, a body builder in need of a protein fix? So I'd tried the store-bought stuff and said Yuck! Now that I've gotten wiser with age, I totally understand. It's not the eggs, it's the booze. Liquor easily takes this from your traditional nice eggnog to your next level spiked, naughtiness. Ok kids, this is when you must be 21 and up to proceed. It's the law.


Beanie Party

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Once the weather gets chilly outside, I try to cover up as much as possible. Anyone who knows me can tell you that from December until March you'll catch me out and about rocking a beanie. It doesn't matter if it's a super casual day or a fancy night out, my beanie is my BFF. I'll even sport one with a sequins dress or jacket like I did the other night. There's no limit to my beanie love. When you've got short hair, there's a little concern that you'll look super boyish since your cute cut is covered. Don't worry, doll face. It's all in how you style it.