Backstage at New York Fashion Week FW12: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs with Daphne Groeneveld

Daphne Groeneveld

This season, FW12, I had the opportunity to go backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs to explore and observe his amazing team of stylists who help bring his vision to life. [Read more…]

OPI Katy Perry Teenage Dream Meets NARS Orgasm [Swatches]

CHERRY CHERRY,

BOOM BOOM!

For this tutorial, I thought I’d intertwine two nail polishes with ‘loaded’ names for kicks and giggles: Katy Perry for OPI – Teenage Dream and NARS Orgasm!

Here is a playlist for you on Spotify, which inspired my tutorial 🙂

Onward lovelies! [Read more…]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Knees Up with Butter London

Ombre nails.

Glitter.

Reds.

Loveee…of thyself.

Oh yes, yes, yes! [Read more…]

Butter London “Rosie Lee” Ombre Tutorial & Swatches

Ombre is in!

Whether it’s on the red carpet or the catwalk, it’s the latest trend.

What is ‘ombre’ you ask? [Read more…]

{Beautirati} Lana Del Rey “Born to Die” Inspired Makeup Tutorial

“Feet don’t fail me now
Take me to the finish line”

Enjoy! 🙂

Lana Del Rey “Born to Die” inspired makeup tutorial: [Read more…]

Butter London: West End Wonderland and The Full Monty [Swatches]

Spruce up your holidays, special occasion or Harry-Potter-Meets-Gryffindor-Princess day with a DIY golden, glitterlicious manicure from Butter London!

I like to call this manicure a few different things — Gryffindor Princess, Gryffindor Gold or Holiday Princess… but at the end of the day it’s this vibrant burst of yellow diamonds in the light gracing your fingers.

I love these polishes.

You can check out one of my tweets, here.

For this manicure (and pedicure, yes, I match) [Read more…]

Mini-Makeup Review: A “Love Struck” Hard Candy Fall 2011

While, running around Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York this season, I was gifted a little baggie of goodies from Hard Candy (from the brand themselves, FTC,. via GBK)

As someone who always knew the brand, but never tried it, I was really curious. [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…]

{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…]

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…]