Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Another part of living based on the advices given by my best friends, took me yet to one more different decision, but this time regarding my lips.

For me lipstick has always meant lip salve, a way to regenerate and keep the natural color of my lips intact, even in the cold of winter.

But, a cool advert in a glossy magazine, has manage to make me take a step forward and tried a, may I say, crazy, really bold color of lipstick.

Exactly what it happened with the kitty cat glasses, this bold, strident pink shade, was turned my world upside down and in just a couple of minutes, I when from being a lip salve girl to wearing a fuchsia fever lipstick. Yes, you read well, fuchsia, an intense pink made my lips pop out and attract all the eyes that managed to interact with me. (I wasn’t on a man hunt, just trying to live differently and to were bold things without making me feel weird).

Fashion advice of the day!

Just do it! I know that most of you, just like me, have wondered how it would be to wear those bright colors that look perfect in the adverts on TV and then quickly change the thought because that type of color is available for just some women. Well, may I tell you, that’s not true!

I never wore even lipstick, what can I say about bright colors, which can be seen from a distance. LOOL
But, you should because it looks great! Yes you need to know what color suits you but that doesn’t mean hours of learning and trying, it just needs courage and a good advice from the sales person in the store.

So, till you decide to actually go in a store and try the bold colors, here some advice on what to keep in mind when buying a bright lipstick:

*      Choose the lipstick that essentially has vitamin, vitamin oils, and moisturizers that give your lips the much needed care. Since you apply it on your lips, you need to be very careful while you select the lipstick and ensure that you have the right components. This is because the skin of your lips is very sensitive and they might darken if you use a lipstick with wrong components. Lipstick without the moisturizers and necessary vitamin causes dry and chapped lips.

*      Select the right texture. You can find lipsticks with various textures: from light, glossy to thick and glossy. Different individuals have dissimilar likings and selecting the textures depends on ones comfort factor. Therefore, only go for that texture which will make you feel at ease.

*      Picking out the color.  A lot of women think that all the shades of pink or red look the same to them. My tip is to go to the drugstore or department store and just start picking out shades you like from the different lines you like. Once you have five colors that pique you, line them up next to each other. When shades are lined up you can see, "Oh, this is the more orange one, or this looks a touch cooler, plummier." Understand? I never pick a makeup color (lip or otherwise) without lining it up against similar shades. Like my mom said, "We may not know what we like, but we definitely know what we don't like." Try it!

*      Brighter lip color is a responsibility. I like going out with a bold lip to wearing a white dress. You have to pay attention. Bold lips aren't casual. If you want the wow factor, you have to pay for it . . . with attention. A pop-of-color lip look means you have to reapply (with a mirror) a few more times than you would a sheer gloss. The lines need to stay crisp to look the most striking. You can either look at this as a pain in the butt or as delicious, girly moments throughout the night. It's well worth it. A bright lip is confident, sexy!

*      If shades of pink are not for you, red may come in handy. What color red is best for my skin tone? Here's an easy guide: the paler you are, the bluer the red. The darker you are, the warmer the red. In a nutshell: if you are very pale, like Nicole Kidman, you want a cool-toned red. Midtoned gals like Jennifer Aniston should use a warmer red. The trick of having a red with a touch of gold is perfect for everyone, but especially midtoned gals who may have trouble eyeing a warm red. Deeper skin-toned gals, like Rosario Dawson, should err on the warm, orange-y side. A nice brick red would have the most flattering, cohesive effect.

And don’t forget, life is too short to get hung on small things, wear anything you might like and be proud of yourself.

I have to say, that the lipstick that I bought is called: Fuchsia fever from Maybelline.

Offer happiness, receive kindness!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fashion History: The Kyoto Costume Institute.

From the goody bag received on my birthday, I sill have amazing things to look, learn and read from. One of them is this: „Moda. Una historia de la moda del siglo XX”. 
Ooo yes, the fashion, my daily love. :D

I haven’t yet managed to find some time just for this adorable book but I can say this showcasing a vast selection from the Institute's archives of skilled photographs depicting the clothing expertly displayed and arranged on custom-made mannequins, Fashion is a fascinating excursion through a century of clothing trends.

The Kyoto Costume Institute believes that "clothing is an essential manifestation of our very being" and their passion and dedication positively radiate from every page of this book. More about the institute can be found here:

Fashion advice of the day!

Don’t just wear clothes; learn about them, about color, fabrics and implicitly about fashion.  It’s more important to know what’s behind the outfit that looks good in the mirror, then to just wear what you read in a magazine that this year should be in your wardrobe.

You will find your style and direction if you will allow the time to read about fashion, ideas and directions.

The book that I received can be order from here:

Other books that might inspire you:

Good ridding my dear friends.

Offer happiness, receive kindness!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Becoming a kitty cat!

Since I remember I always had a clear definition on what I like & dislike. Also I kept a firm position, over the years, regarding different types of patterns and clothes when it came to women and men.

But as life shows us, this firmly statement that I kept so long, have been demolished but a simple friendly advice, sometimes just act on it without even thinking about what it means and what you used to do.
So, I decided to act on it and the simplest way, of course is related to fashion.

One lovely evening in an eyeglass store, I found something that year ago I would have laughed about and make silly jokes. But this time I decided to try them on and gust what, with my new hair cute it looked, well what can I say, I’m not the one to brag about myself, but I must tell that they looked really, unexpectedly, perfect!

I quickly bought them but the usually thoughts that they look silly, good on only some types of women, if you know what I mean, were making my head a mess.

So, it took two weeks to finally were them outside (laughing out loud at myself) but the result was really astonishing and the compliment, well I was flattered.

This is how I, Laura, the boyish girl with the firm attitude, became the kitty type of woman.  And I must say that I now am proud of my new style of glasses.

Fashion advice of the day!

I know you have a style and strict opinions of what is good or not when it comes to your fashion, but as I just discover and I wanna share with you, sometimes the things that seams the farthest might be the best for you. So, please, give up and enjoy a silly pare of panther type glasses, or an extra short skirt and any other thing that you wouldn’t normally were.

Me, I now look like this, the kitty cat!

And because somethings I hope will never change, a special song for me, to all out there still resistant to silly changes:

Offer happiness, receive kindness!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday casual

It’s finally here, the all mighty Friday that we all were looking for several day now. And because this very expected day need to be welcomed in style, a managed to tepid a casual, like this day, outfit that include a very dear to me piece of clothing, the denim vest!

Since I was 12 and my all rock and roll brother started to wear a denim metal, ACDC inscription vest, I made a pact that the denim vest will always be a part of my wardrobe. And there you have it, since I can remember, the vest fitted perfectly with my clothes and my personality, as long as it was made from denim.

Fashion advice of the day!

Its Friday, you should were a denim vest! I did. J

To still be ok for work, I matched with a shirt that has a bow and short pants. I’m allowed to wear pants like this at the office, but if for you the short part is a problem you can add some skinny jeans or a jeans skirt.

I still were the boots, from yesterday’s post, but this nice weather also allows you to were studded ballet flats, any color you choose.

For denim vest inspiration:

And some tips & tricks for rocking a denim vest:

  • Choose a size.

From oversized to shrunken and every silhouette in between, there is an option to complement every body type and personal style.
What to pick first? Try a mid-length vest with a relaxed fit. This cut is universally flattering and can be worked into a wardrobe or outfit with ease.

  • Watch the proportions.

Roomier vests look great when paired with slimmer, arm-bearing tops or short tiered dresses, while shrunken styles pair nicely with free-flowing blouses and fitted bottoms. In any case, it’s about creating an outfit that’s mixed and matched in terms of form and figure: play up your opposites and you’ll be good to go!

  •  Pick a color.

The trendiest hue of the season? A faded, sun-kissed light blue that looks great with just about every other color, especially darker denim shades.

  • Good for the fall.

Just about any vest makes a great layering piece, and this trendy style is no exception. In upcoming seasons, your vest will make an adorable topper to long sleeve shirts or 3/4-sleeve dresses.

That's all folks. J

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

My kind of embroidery

We are one of that family were the boy is much quiet then the girl. J) that being said I’m the naughty child of my sweet family and I was the one always in trouble and being lectured by my parents.

This behavior affected my way of being and my decisions when it comes to food, play, cloths and other stuff, so I usually  were cool or funky cloths but the elegant and very sweet outfit are not really for me.

Till this blue cardigan with, wait a second and another one, embroidery. Yes, it’s true, it has a very girly and feminine and cute pattern on the neck called embroidery, but what can I say, I like it!

Fashion advice of the day!

You, all of you, not feminine, not girly type of girls, you can were does sweet blouses, cardigans, sweaters and skirts as long as….this is the tricky part, you combine them with an opposite type of cloths. Like me today, this cute cardigan is combined with a pair of short jeans, boots and a big, masculine belt.

Short jeans:

It’s that simple and it looks really nice, and I promise you, mom won’t say you never dress like a girl, anymore!

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Aquablue day

After years of make-up and even an intense course on how to apply make-up it’s still a challenge to me to diversify everyday but also keep the style and the simplicity needed for a day make-up.

I’m usually the one with the brown color in her purse and the simple black pencil, till one day, more specifically, to days a o, when my dear mother  bought a aquablue/ turquoise eyeliner. At first my impression was: No, I will not year something like day during the day, and going out in the evening I prefer a grey smoky eyes, so, in the end I will not use it at all.

But, one night the stars alignment: D and in the morning my brand new outfit needed I touch of turquoise on my face or nails in order to look perfect. At 8 o’clock in the morning, the nails are my last, but last option to make/change so the easiest thing to do was to use the new eyeliner.

I was so scared that I will look like a circus clown that I barely touched my face with it at first, but the smooth, silky line that was complimenting my eyes, made so happy that I started making a kind of thick line above my eyelashes.

Happy happy was I will the result.

Fashion advice of the day!

Sometimes all you need is a new color for your eyes to make every outfit look perfect. You can try as I did the turquoise or pink, orange or any color that till now you wouldn’t dare to put on your face.

Some tips & tricks can be found here:

But don’t forget that the day make-up should be much simple and colorless them the one for the evening.

Offer happiness, receive kindness!

Monday, April 1, 2013

It's the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle!

So true!

My I tell you about a new, small and amazing bottle that I found in a gift bag for my birthday. It’s called Benetint and it can make you look innocent yet provocative, by offering a natural sheer and what can I tell: it’s sexy on all complexions!

The little bottle has a red tint that can change the looks of your lips and cheeks, in one touch of your fingertips.

The fashion advice of the day:

Were, Benetint!

In the morning, try a simple type of makeup, just an eyeliner and mascara, then add the magic from the bottle with the brush on your cheeks and lips and blend quickly with your fingertip.

The effect: perfect rose, like in the old French and romantic movies, were the great female actress wins the heart of all the male characters.

Amazing flushes to all of you.

Offer happiness, receive kindness!