Archives for July 2011

{iStyle} Edgy SPFW Fashion and the Mind of Brazil’s Samuel Cirnansck

Samuel Cirnansck

Samuel Cirnansck is not the easiest name to spell or pronounce, but if you have not yet heard of him, you soon will.

He is one of the many Brazilian designers who are making a name for themselves as the country claims a much more prominent place in the high fashion world. [Read more…]

OPI Silver Shatter + Essie Turquoise & Caicos Tutorial with Swatches a la POTC4

I want to be a mermaid.

No, seriously, that was my set of thoughts after I saw the Disney film, out earlier this year, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides.

At the time, OPI came out with a collection of nail lacquers, most of which I found boring. Not  because they weren’t pretty, but because when I  thought of pirates and specifically Jack Sparrow (who I loveee), I thought gold, deep reds, silver, ocean blues and turquoises, as well as, perhaps a nice golden black or hibiscus pink!

Either way, the one colour that stood out to me the most in that collection was called Mermaid Tears… the only problem was it was identical, or at least too similar enough worth purchasing to Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos.

So that’s when I had an idea! [Read more…]

{PinkSPIRATION} The Love Files

**{PinkSPIRATION} is Little Pink Blog’s newest series giving weekly inspiration, affirmations and quotes.**

Love is more than just an emotion and feeling.

Love brought down empires and caused wars.

Love is a powerful thing.

To truly love someone you must first love yourself. Love your whole self imperfections, flaws, and all [Read more…]

David Attenborough and Living Coelho’s Personal Legend

David Attenborough - New Life Stories
This week I was lucky enough to meet (Sir) David Attenborough at a signing for his latest book, New Life Stories.

The book is a collection of stories collected over the past 50 years making iconic Natural History Programmes.

Even those who are unfamiliar with David Attenborough’s name will probably have seen his programs at some point. [Read more…]

{Beautirati} Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial with Neutral Colours

Welcome to the return of Little Pink Blog‘s {Beautirati} series.

Yes, I know it’s been on hiatus for awhile, but I’d like to change that again.

First of all, I got a new product this week to try out. It’s from Benefit Cosmetics and it is their “Stay, Don’t Stray” primer for concealer and eye shadows.

I actually heard about this product through a new little promo that Benefit is running with Cake Plate Boutiques in Napa Valley, CA. For Summer 2011, Benefit  will have a Benefit Cosmetics Pop-up Shop inside of Cake Plate on #1000 Main Street. Sooooooo, if you are in the area, go check it out and let me know your thoughts!

Anyway, on to my tutorial…

A lot of people are scared of the “Smokey Eye” look because it uses a lot of black eye shadow and it’s very intense. Not only that, but you have to have control and confidence to rock that amount of black on your eyelids, especially, if you’re doing it yourself.

A look that I, personally, like to rock on a regular basis is the “Smokey Eye” look, but WITHOUT BLACK! [Read more…]

OPI Releases Limited Edition Pink Shatter Supporting Susan G. Komen

I’m so excited about this. I do not think there are enough words for me to describe my sheer happiness about this product.

This Fall, OPI will be launching a limited edition bottle of Shatter in the shade of pink to support breast cancer via Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Add this bottle together with their Nice Stems Collection and we are one happy set of girls! It’s a great 2011 for OPI shades of pinkaliciousness!

They said it better than I could, so I attached the press release for you to read below!

Get excited!!!  🙂 [Read more…]

6 Summer Beauty Survival Tips from Oprah and O Magazine

** This story, originally published in O Magazine, has be re-published on Little Pink Blog with permission from Hearst Magazines.**

With mid-summer in the air, it’s the epitome of summer’s beauty dilemmas.

You name it, everything from bug bites, to TOO much sun and the personal bane of my being, frizzy hair.

But for most of these everyday beauty problems women encounter, including some of the worst-case scenarios, Oprah, her team of experts and O Magazine, have complied a list of the best solutions!

For a sneak peak of the in-depth feature story, available in August 2011’s O Magazine, see below: [Read more…]

{iStyle} Go BoHo Tribal Sexy with Feathers this Summer

Image via Google Images

So you’ve seen them everywhere.

On people’s ears, on people’s hair…and even on people’s puppies (believe it!).

What am I talking about?

You can only guess…the feather craze that has hit nationwide by storm!

Don’t blame “American Idol” Judge, Steven Tyler, this trend has been around for a few years now, it has just become more accessible in high-end and local salons throughout the US. [Read more…]

Harry Potter and the Self-Created Opportunity

It’s no secret that one of my favourite book series of all-time is Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.

As the second part of the final film, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part II, approaches I couldn’t help but stop and think about its author and her story.

And as the story goes, Rowling wrote the first novel and the major crux of her ideas on napkins because she was too poor to afford paper, had been a horrendous, tumultuous relationship and was left with a baby and on her own.

Fast-forward, and Rowling is one of history’s most successful authors having sold well over 400 million (and counting) Harry Potter books.

It’s quite the reinvention story, if there ever was one. But, what I find the most inspiring about it, was that Rowling didn’t let her circumstances stop her from achieving her dream. [Read more…]

Harry Potter Mixology: Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter, Horcrux, and the Golden Snitch Cocktail Concoctions

By: Ashley Bryce and Liana Cole

“The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches … born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies … and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not … and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives … the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies …”

– Sybill Trelawney prophesying to Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

The prophecy that was overheard by Severus Snape set into motion a series of events that connected Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter altering their lives forever.

Lord Voldemort sought out to stop the prophecy instead brought it to life, giving Harry a lightning scar and himself becoming mangled.

Destiny is best described both sharing striking similarities: half-bloods, orphaned, and viewed Hogwarts as their first real home.

But it is the differences that ultimately mattered with Voldemort caring about no one but himself and Harry holding a love of others.

The final drink Mixology post is dedicated to the Dark Lord and the Boy Who Lived! [Read more…]