Sunday, November 16, 2008

2008 Clinique Holiday Collection

I just adore red (is that obvious by now?).
The holiday season is the best excuse for wearing red red lipstick and dramatic makeup. But who needs an excuse?
I have never used Clinique makeup before but it has a great reputation.

This is the list of products in the collection:

  • High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in Red-y To Wear ($14.00)
  • Different Lipstick in Angel Red ($14.00)
  • Long Last Lipstick in Vintage Wine, Party Red (Limited Edition) ($14.00)
  • Butter Shine Lipstick in Cranberry Cream, Parisian Red (Limited Edition) ($14.00)
  • Kissable Dual Ended Full Potential Set in Luscious Lilac, Double Plum, Blackberry Bloom, Pink
  • Champagne, Strawberry Burst, Peppermint Patty (Limited Edition) ($35.00)
  • Defining Liner for Lips in Red-y or Not, Pomegranate ($14.00)
  • Quick Eyes Cream Shadow in Sparking Nude, Lucky Penny ($14.50)
  • Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black ($14.50)
  • High Definition Lashes in Black ($14.00)
  • Superfine Liner for Brows in Deep Brown ($12.50)
  • Eye Liner Brush ($16.50)
  • Happy Perfume Spray ($37.50/$49.50)

The collection is not available until December. The Clinique web site did not have a link for it yet. Check out the makeuptalk site for more information on this collection

Andrea Nicole Baker

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bridal Gown

I saw this gown in the November issue of Vogue. I had to bookmark the page and blog about it.
Coco Brandolini worked for the designer who is a longtime friend of her parents.

In this "too true to believed story", Mr De la Renta asks her who is making her dress. The intelligent girl looks right back at him and exclaims "You, Please". The life lesson is to jump at opportunities when they present themselves. There aren't words to decribe this gown.
It's a feast for the eyes.

A few weeks ago I did a modeling job for Mary's Bridal at Stone Mountain Park here in Atlanta.
I have posted a link to a number of the photos on my web site. Look for some of them to appear in Modern Bride and Brides magazines come Spring 2009.

The gown is a Satin A-line gown with cathedral train set off by an embroidered sweetheart portrait neckline. Note the stunning crystal/bead work, metallic embroidery with beads, sequins,rhinestones and pearls.

Andrea Nicole Baker

The Heidi Klum Collection for very sexy makeup

I just discovered the Heidi Klum collection while shopping for new push-up bras at Victoria's Secret. This is actually her second makeup collection.

This one is called "The Heidi Klum Collection for very sexy makeup"

Its especially fun to have the supermodel look with department store pricing.

I wonder if those gorgeous rosy cheeks of hers (click on the link above) are from her "Heidi Klum Collection Blush". I might just have to purchase that! Isn't it gorgeous?

Andrea Nicole Baker

How to create a classic smoky eye

Now that we are in the Holiday season it is even more fun to create different and more dramatic looks.  The classic smoky eye is a favorite.

Here is a "HOW TO" from Beautiful Makeup Search. Another one from "About Beauty".
Also, check out these tips on the smoky eye look.

A little practice and your eyes will be the center of attention.

Andrea Nicole Baker