Thursday, May 26, 2011

May: Photoshoot (Spring Flowers)

Andrea Nicole Baker

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May: Five New Blogs I love!

My Newest Addiction - Laura Jean's blog is full of great advice, product reviews, text and lots of photos! You can tell she is so passionate about makeup and discovering new goodies! I know we would have such fun shopping for makeup together.

Pinch of Pretty - Another fab makeup blog. Sarah provides such amazing information in great detail. i go from there to the mall (or shop online!)

Beauties in Bloom - Amanda's thoughts and experiments with girly, pretty things. I love the closeups she does! She is so adorable and cute. The makeup looks so great on her!

Fashion Cheesecake - Mia lives in NSW, Australia. The photos are stunning. I hope she plans on blogging a lot more!

Feminine Art - Makeup, Beauty and fashion. Very busy blog. Almost like a collage. But lots of fun. So many things to discover!

Andrea Nicole Baker

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May: Oscar de la Renta

I saw this amazing dress in a recent issue of Vogue. Look at the amazing fabric, design and style! Drop Dead Gorgeous!
You can check out the collections here and also watch the runway videos! This is a terrific place to check out Oscar de la Renta through the years!

"I always tell this story: When I started, the woman went to the store to buy a dress. She saw it in pink and red, and then she remembered that the husband, who is probably going to pay for the dress, loves it in pink. So she buys the pink. Today, the same woman goes to the store and remembers the husband likes pink, and she buys the red.'” - Oscar de la Renta

Andrea Nicole Baker

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May: Gorgeous Lolitas

Special thanks to Lolita Beauty

Andrea Nicole Baker

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May: Pretty Little Things: Byul as Angelic Pretty Sucre

Byul as "Angelic Pretty Sucre" has an adorable pink and blue wig, blue eyes that look from side to side and has bee stung looking, pouty lips. Byul is wearing a white lace blouse, a lavendar sugary, carvinal printed sleeveless dress thats adorned with bows and lavendar lace, a matching bow headband and matching stockings. Pink lace-up shoes, a petticoat and plush magical pony purse completes this Byuls fun, carnival dream look!

Andrea Nicole Baker

Sunday, May 8, 2011

May Girly Girl - Disney Princess Birthday Party

The consensus among my girlfriends is that it would be wonderful to have a Disney Princess Birthday party. Everyone loves the idea! So be it! Here are some ideas that I found online.

First of all each girl must come as one of the Disney Princesses: Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, Aurora or Snow White.
That doesn't require a complete dress of the character but at least some articles or colors that the chosen Disney Princess would have.

Party Supplies: Wow! Was I surprised. Not a problem. Every kind of item is available online or at Wal-mart. See this link to Birthday Direct. Plates, cups, napkins, balloons, party favors, decorations and so much more. Things I would never have even thought of!

Decorations: Party props are essential for setting a festive tone.
Use a white tressel and hang pink streamers and curling ribbon from top to bottom. Cover with pink and white balloons and even some white Christmas lights. Find a pretty chair to set under the tressel. Tie some awesome super shaped Disney Princess balloons to the chair and to the tressel for a stunning birthday party room eye catcher. This, of course, will be the princess’ throne where she can open presents and take photos. Use a matching set of streamers, balloons and curling ribbon for each pattern to decorate the whole room. Tie a Disney Princess theme balloon to the back of each chair with lots of streamers and curling ribbon accents. Put a cute clear acrylic slipper that has each guest’s name and little candies at each place setting.

Yummy Food Ideas:
PINK PRINCESS PUNCH- strawberry sherbert and gingerale
DAINTY PRINCESS SANDWICHES- make these with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Make lunch meat and strawberry cream cheese sandwiches with wheat bread on one side and white on the other.
STRAWBERRY DIAMONDS -strawberries dipped in white chocolate
QUEEN OF HEARTS-Make heart shaped cookies and have girls decorate them
PRINCESS PRETZELS- dip pretzel sticks in white chocolate. Add pink or red sprinkles
PRINCE CHOCOLATE KISSES- every princess needs a kiss
POPCORN, CHIPS,OR PRETZELS- served in tiara shaped bowls.
STRAWBERRY ICECREAM- pink for any princess

Party Games:

Pretty Pretty Princess Sleeping Beauty

Disney Princess Sing-A-Long Songs

Disney Princess Chutes and Ladders

Have a table area with a sign labeled Princess Ariel's Makeover”. Start with a hand massage with a sweet smelling hand cream, then have the girls do nails. Give them each a Disney Princess ring and matching bracelet. Eyebrow pencils, rouge, lipstick and eye shadow can be part of this makeup area. Order cute Disney Princess mirrors and mirror compacts.

Treat bags and Presents - All with the Disney Princess theme!

Andrea Nicole Baker

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kylie Minogue Concert at the Fox

Betty and I went to the Kylie Minogue concert last night. Not being all that familiar with her repertoire I did not know what to expect. Frankly, I thought it would be a laid back concert with mostly sitting and gentle applause. What we got was a two hour song and dance Las Vegas spectacular. Great music, glorious dancing and the most amazing stage sets. The theme was ‘Aphrodite Live’. With that title what we saw was highlighted pageantry, hedonism, sensuality, and elaborate costumes. Plus two hours on our feel dancing, screaming and applauding. Here is the review of last nights' concert.

A quick photo of the two of us before the concert!

Andrea Nicole Baker

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May - fashion/Couture: My First AP JSK

Last March I posted about how much I love AP Melty Chocolate. It finally arrived! Literally 30 minutes before the spring meetup in April. So here are some of the photos!

Andrea Nicole Baker