Sunday, May 15, 2011

DIME IS MOVING ON UP! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT!

Due to some exciting changes, I will be leaving the Blogger platform.  I have transferred to another platform and will be publishing it on Monday,  May 16, 2011.  You will still be able to view my blog at the same address http://www.dimeonadime.com, but the look will just be very different.

I hope to see you all there!!!  Again, I thank you so much for all of your support!!!  Love you guys!!



Friday, May 13, 2011

COACH Beach Shop Collection: Beach Bags With Class



Overall I thought the collection was cute.  I wasn't as thrilled as I had hoped to be, but it's still a nice collection.  I think it's the shells and stuff that make the the bag look a little cheap to me.  Another thing is, I know it's a "beach" collection, but I don't think that I'd allow my Coach bag to sit in the sand wit the hot sun beating down and drying out the leather!  lol!!!  I don't know, that's just my opinion, what do you think?

You can check out more of the collection here:

POW! Straight To The Moon: Over The Moon Manicure

 I know I'm all late, but I think I will give this a try now.  I think I can get really creative with this one. What do you think about the "over the moon" manicure?
love this one!

she rocked it!

I want the purse too!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Makeup Look: Easy As 1-2-3

Starting next week, I will be devoting the week to talented makeup artists. I'll have pics of their work and a little background info about them.  Makeup Artistry is one of my own favorite past times. I enjoy the creativity and the transformations.  Because I'm a makeup artist, most of my first time clients expect to see a face full of makeup when they come in to get their makeup done.  The truth is, my most favorite makeup look is a "less is more" look.   The look in this photo is my general go to.  If  you're new to makeup or just want an idea for an easy and simple look that doesn't take too much time, this one will work for you.

What You'll Need:

Makeup:  Eyebrow pencil, concealer, powder foundation, liquid eyeliner, mascara, blush, liptick. 

Tools: angle brush, small, flat brush, makeup sponge, big fluffy brush.

How to Apply:
  1. Start with a clean face. After I've washed my face, I hold a warm towel over it for a few minutes and then apply my moisturizer right after and let it sit for a few minutes.  Moisturizing the face first is a must. and is key to proper makeup application.
  2. Eyebrows!  I am an eyebrow perfectionist!  Eyebrows really do frame the face, so grooming them can really make a difference in your look.  I first brush my eyebrows and then fill in any gaps with an eyebrow pencil (you can also use a powder)  I then soften the look with a small angled brush to get a natural look.  I then clean up underneath my brows with a small amount of concealer using a flat brush, just to help define the brow.
  3. At this step you can use concealer or liquid foundation to cover any blemishes or dark eye circles.
  4. Using a fluffy brush, pick up some of your powder onto the brush and tap away the excess.  push the powder into your face instead of brushing on.
  5. Top line the eyes with a slight wing and apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.  You can line the bottom lash line also.  Mascara is usually enough for me and so I sometimes do not line the lower lash line.
  6. Pop a bit of blush onto the apples of your cheeks and finish with your favorite lipstick.
I know it may sound like a lot, but it really isn't.  Once you get the hang of it, these steps will take you about 10 minutes.  You can use your favorite colors to achieve this look. You can also omit or add additional products to suit your needs.   For a list of products I used, check below.  Unless stated, all products used are MAC.

["Spiked" eyebrow pencil, Wet N Wild waterproof eyeliner, "Dollymix" blush, "Moorange" Lipstick.]



What's your favorite makeup look?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Motivate Yourself: Have You Seen The New Jill Scott


Jill Scott is one of my favorites!  She had a rough year last year with a break up and problems  with the music industry and like every strong woman out there, she pulled herself together, remade herself, and came back even stronger!!!  She lost about 60lbs and she looks effin' awesome!!!  Look at her!  I will be on the hunt for this exact outfit from tip to top, including the big hair!  Watch me!!!  Good for you Jill!!!

"the best revenge is success for yourself"

Monday, May 9, 2011

How To Apply Foundation When It's Hot Outside!



As the weather get more warm, you may find that foundation tends to slide off of your face or make your complexion look dull.  In warm weather, the "less is more" technique will help you makeup to stay put and not dull your complexion.

Tricks Of The Trade:
  1. Always start with a clean face. 
  2. Always apply a moisturizer with SPF.  I used Aveeno which has SPF 30 every single day!
  3. After allowing your moisturizer to settle for a few minutes, apply your concealer with a slightly damp makeup sponge.
  4. At this step, you can go directly to a sheer powder application and you're done or you can now apply your foundation.  If you are applying foundation, apply a sheer foundation sparingly where needed with a makeup sponge or a foundation brush.  It's not necessary to apply foundation over your entire face, if  not needed.  This will give you a more natural look.
  5. After applying foundation you can now apply your favorite loose or pressed powder using a big fluffy brush.  This will help to set your foundation and look for the entire day.  Apply the powder by pushing it into the face as apposed to brushing over the face.
That it it!  This will give you a natural looking glow that won't melt when the temperature starts to climb. 

Fashion Fun: 2011 Fashion Must Haves For My Closet!

[love this photo]
 This Spring is all about color!!!  While being completely lazy this past Mother's Day, I scoured the web checking out fashion items that caught my eye.  I found some really inspiration pieces! 
I'd wear any of these outfits

animal print with bright colors

interesting belt

this is just cute

flowery flowing dress

colorful, heavily patterned heels with jeans

I'd wear any of these

Girlie heels with a flower
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