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What I Wore: Chinese Laundry Party

I am in a shoe obsessed mood right now, so bear with me. I can thank Chinese Laundry for that. Last night, I spent a few hours over at the Chinese Laundry Golden Globes after party held at the W hotel in Hollywood.

The night was filled with laughter and fun (wink wink) with a few gal pals. There were even a few interesting sightings. It was held in “The Living Room” inside the W, which was massive.

You can check out the photos on their Facebook page here. 

I wore this top by L8ter clothing via Macy’s, tights from Target, and jewelry, skirt, and shoes from Forever 21.

This F21 necklace is becoming one of my favorite pieces. So, you just might see it in a few of my upcoming outfits. 

My CoverGirl Makeover

My night as a CoverGirl was a very exciting night! Now, you get to see my makeover process during the “Primping Party.” I was having technical difficulties after the party and I couldn’t post the video until now. 

My hair was styled by Besma of the Frederic Fekkai Salon and my makeup was done by Toby Fleischman. I felt so glamorous!

Below are the products I received as part of my experience:

 

  1. CG & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer
  2. CG & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush
  3. CG & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation
  4. CoverGirl Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder
  5. CoverGirl Lash Blast Length Mascara
  6. CoverGirl Smokey Shadow Blast
  7. CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eye Liner Pencil 
  8. CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick
  9. CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm
  10. CoverGirl Smokey Shadow Blast

Disclaimer: I was NOT financially compensated for this post, although the products were gifted.

My Night as a COVERGIRL

COVERGIRL encompasses beauty and glamour on the inside and out! And as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary, they want you to know that “Every woman is a COVERGIRL!”


I found out exactly what it means to be a true COVERGIRL. All thanks to an exclusive invite to their star studded 50th Anniversary party at BOA in Los Angeles!  And there’s no better way to get red carpet ready, other than an exclusive “primping party” at The London hotel.

With a glass of champagne in hand, Besma from Frederic Fekkai Salon styled my hair with products from the Fekkai luxury product line. She was awesome! I had the chance to chat with a fellow bloggers and enjoy the amazing view from the suite’s patio; all while hosting my first ever Twitter Party!

I made my way over to the amazing make up artist Toby Fleischman. Not only was she crazy talented, she was so nice! She used the new NatureLuxe Silk Foundation, COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Corrector, COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush, LashBlast Fusion Mascara, Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow, and new COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick on me. I was in love with my look of the night! I honestly didn’t even feel like I was wearing makeup. It was all so light, but it had great coverage and the lipstick was “perfection.”

After the “primping” was over, we made our way to BOA for the party! I was nervous! It was my first red carpet and I don’t think I’ve ever been around so many celebrities. The venue was stunning and the free Godiva chocolate didn’t hurt. Neither did getting greeted at the door with a glass of champagne!

Celebrities on hand were Queen Latifah, Dania Ramirez, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, Selena Gonzalez, Mario Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Riley, Ana de la Reguera, Cory Monteith, Kendra Wilkinson, Lauren Conrad, Niki Taylor, Portia De Rossi, Rachel Hunter, Sam Ronson, Sophia Bush, and Whitney Port…to name a few. I even bumped into a few celebs unknowingly.

I definitely felt like a true COVERGIRL!

Check out myCOVERGIRL, now featured on facebook.com/covergirl, it offers women the opportunity to star in their own COVERGIRL video or advertisement, with exclusive chances to win free makeup and once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, Queen Latifah or Drew Barrymore. In addition, COVERGIRL will donate $1 to the U.S. Make A Wish Foundation® for every COVERGIRL who joins – up to a $50,000 donation.

COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary Red Carpet Looks!

This year, beauty giant COVERGIRL cosmetics commemorates its 50th anniversary and that every woman is a COVERGIRL!

Last night, I had the extreme honor of being an honorary COVERGIRL by attending an exclusive “Primping Party” and Hollywood Red Carpet party! Don’t worry my full recap is coming soon! But, I did want to share the looks that COVERGIRL’s Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Dania Ramirez were rocking on the red carpet as told by their makeup artists for the night.

Queen Latifah  - by Celebrity Makeup Artist D’Andre Michael

Queen Latifah’s wardrobe for the show varied between Black, Hot Pink and Turquoise Blue so I wanted to give here a look that accentuated the eyes.

I started by using COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/queen-natural-hue-compact-foundation> in Golden Honey and set it with COVEGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/powder-makeup/queen-natural-hue-pressed-powder> in Brown Bronze 1.

For the eyes, I started by applying COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Onyx Smoke (black color) on eyelid and under the lower lash.  Doing this allows you to blend your darker shadows into a softer color.  I then used COVERGIRL Queen Collection 1-Kit Eyeshadow<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/queen-1-kit> in Black Tie over the Onyx Smoke and blended it above the crease of the lid.  I did this to intensify the color and set the Smoky ShadowBlast. I lined the inner bottom eyelid for depth with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Black Fire.  To finish the eyes I applied 2 coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/lashblast-volume-blasting-mascara> in Very Black.

For Queen’s lips, I offset the smokey eye with a lavender lip gloss. Try COVERGIRL ShineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lipgloss/shineblast-lipgloss> in Dazzle. By doing lighter colored lips, this allows her eyes would stand out.

I accentuated Queen’s cheeks with a light powder blush to add a hint of color and tone.  To complete Queen’s overall look I brushed COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/bronzer/queen-natural-hue-bronzer> in Brown Bronze for a soft and subtle glow.


Taylor Swift- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Lorrie Turk

We decided to go for a fresh, pretty beauty look for Taylor for the People’s Choice Awards and the COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary Party. She opted for a slight departure from her signature bright red lip for more of an orangy-red, which added a pop of color to complement the light color of the dress.

I prepped her face with COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/simply-ageless-serum-primer> and applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/natureluxe-foundation> in Alabaster with a brush and blended with a sponge. You can also apply the foundation by mixing it in your palm and applying directly with your fingers. The foundation gave Taylor a polished finish.

On her eyes, I used COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Black Fire to create the minimal winged liner. We didn’t want to make the eyes too dramatic since we were focusing on a bright lip. I finished the eyes by curling her lashes and applying COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/lashblast-volume-blasting-mascara> in Black.

Taylor’s lips were the standout of the look. I first used COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lip Liner<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lip-liner/lip-perfection-lip-liner> in Passion to line her lips and also help the color stay through the night. I then finished the lip by applying COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lip-color/lip-perfection-lipstick> in Flame.

Drew Barrymore- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Debra Ferullo

Inspiration: It all started obviously with her dress. It was a gorgeous orange color that reminded us of the French Riviera so I wanted to create a fresh, dewy look.

On Drew’s skin I created a luxurious polished finish with COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/natureluxe-foundation> and then warmed up her cheeks by applying COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/blush/simply-ageless-sculpting-blush> in Lush Berry for a natural sun-kissed glow.

For her eyes, we wanted to create some depth, but nothing too strong, so I created a wash of bronzes and plums using COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Bronze Fire all the way up to the browbone and under the eye and COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Purple Plume. I then lined her eyes with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Brown Blaze and smudged it with my finger to create depth but without harsh lines. I finished the eyes with 2 coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/lashblast-volume-blasting-mascara> Mascara.

Lastly I applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lipgloss/natureluxe-gloss-balm> in Anemone on her lips to complete the fresh look.

Ellen Degeneres- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Heather Currie

Since this party was representing 50 years of COVERGIRL, I wanted Ellen to have a classic, clean, and beautiful look. At the same time, because she has such vibrant eyes, I wanted to do something sexy and smoky to add a little glamour.

I began the process by prepping her skin with COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/simply-ageless-serum-primer>. I like to use the primer because it hydrates the skin and helps the foundation to last longer.
Next I used the COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Foundation<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/simply-ageless-foundation>. Ellen is a little tan right now so I used the foundation in Warm Beige, but normally I use Buff Beige on her.

I like to use the sponge that comes with the foundation, and I prefer to use it wet. Just make sure that all of the excess water is squeezed out of the sponge.
After the foundation I applied the Simply Ageless Concealer<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/concealer/simply-ageless-concealer> in light/medium. I used a brush, but it works just as well to apply with fingers. I basically put a little concealer under her eyes, and a tiny bit in the T-zone area to reduce any redness.

For Ellen’s eyes, I started by lining the eye with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Brown Blaze. I used my finger and smudged the line so that it wouldn’t appear hard. I then used an eye shadow brush and continued to smudge the liner area with COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/eye-enhancers-1-kit> in Brown Smolder. I wanted Ellen’s look to seem more edgy so I added some of the COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Silver Sky on top of the shadow. Adding the metallic cream gave the eye a bit more dimension and a bit of glamorous sheen. I then added a very thin line of the COVERGIRL Line Exact<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/line-exact-liquid-liner> in Brown. I did this to give the lash line more intensity. The last step for the eyes was to curl her lashes and I applied two coats of the COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/lashblast-volume-blasting-mascara> Mascara. Since Ellen is blonde, and typically prefers a more natural look, I opted for brown mascara.

To give Ellen’s skin that fresh glow I added some of the COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/blush/simply-ageless-sculpting-blush> in Royal Plum to the apple area of her cheeks. I prefer to use a synthetic brush for this, but the fingers can work just as well.

I then used a bit of the COVERGIRL Clean Pressed Powder for Normal Skin<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/powder-makeup/clean-pressed-powder-normal-skin> in Natural Beige, and just swept it lightly over her skin. Because I wanted her skin to appear natural, I focused the powder more in the T-zone area. We want the shine to appear more on the cheekbones and on the sides of her face.

Because the eyes were more of a focus for this look, I wanted to keep the lips more natural and subdued. I used COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lip Liner<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lip-liner/lip-perfection-lip-liner> in Seduce, but I didn’t line the lip with it, I lightly applied the pencil to most of the lip area. I like to do that because it holds the gloss and lip color longer, and gives it a primer affect. Then I applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lipgloss/natureluxe-gloss-balm> in Clove to add a light luxurious sheer color and finish the look.

Dania Ramirez- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Matthew VanLeeuwen

Dania’s makeup inspiration was a twist on a classic beauty look. She called me earlier that day to tell me she was in love with her dress and thought she wanted a red lip, which I totally agreed with once I saw her outfit.  We stuck with a fairly clean, pale lid and sculpted brows, but I also wanted to add a little gold to the eyes in honor of COVERGIRL’s 50th Anniversary.

To start, I prepped the skin with a light moisturizer and  then applied  COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/simply-ageless-serum-primer>. I then used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Foundation<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/natureluxe-foundation> in Nutmeg which gave her perfectly polished skin with a luxurious finish.
On her eyes, I applied COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Citrus Flair, using the green color on the lid and the bronze color in the crease and then darkened the outside of the eye with COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Bronze Fire. I created a minimal line to define the eye with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Black Fire and finished with a few coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Length<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/lashblast-length-mascara> Mascara in Black.
On her lips, I created a strong, glamorous red lip with COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lip-color/lip-perfection-lipstick> in Hot.
Lastly, I applied COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Blush<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/blush/simply-ageless-sculpting-blush> in Plush Peach on the apples of her cheeks to balance out the look. It is really important to create a natural looking balance on the skin especially when working with a bright red lip.  I finished it off by setting her face with a light dusting of COVERGIRL Clean Pressed<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/powder-makeup/clean-pressed-powder-normal-skin> Powder in Tawny.

You can check out the products worn by all the COVERGIRL as well as share what makes YOU a COVERGIRL to win fantastic prizes.  Check out www.facebook.com/covergirl<http://www.facebook.com/covergirl> for more info!

((ALL images courtesy of COVERGIRL))

Snowball…A Night with the Ladies.

I adore the holidays! The Christmas season has to be my favorite time of the year! I love spending time with friends and family and that’s exactly what I did last night. I attended the First Annual Snowball thrown by Two Point OH! LA. What an amazing group for fashion, beauty, and style bloggers in Los Angeles! I totally recommend joining if you live here.

The event benefited the Downtown’s Women Center and there were so many awesome sponsors. It was held at the Pacific Electric Lofts penthouse ballroom, which was stunning by the way. I walked away with two amazing swag bags! There was DIY lounge, beauty lounge, and a photobooth. It was so much fun! A little too much fun (wink wink).

Here are the gift bags I came home with.

BE Beverly Hills Launch Party

Last night Cid from Cid Style File and I attended the BE Beverly Hills Launch Party at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. Very posh! BE Beverly Hills was introducing their new Eco-luxury line. Celebrity hair stylist Frankie Payne, who styles Kim Kardashian’s gorgeous locks, was on hand. There was an open SVEDKA bar, some celebs, yummy food, free copies of Angeleno and New Beauty magazines, and delicious cupcakes. Cid and I loved our VIP gift bags which had a bottle of their BE Inspired Shine and Repair Serum with Argan Oil. Some claim it’s a miracle product, I can’t wait to try it. I’m wearing a Spense sweater dress (Ross), Assets tights (Target), and plum round toe pumps (Kohls). 

Torrid’s Hello Kitty Party!

On Saturday, November 27th Torrid will be hosting Hello Kitty Party’s! There will be exclusive Hello Kitty offers, giveaways, a lots of fun! Contact your Torrid store for details.

Sassy City Chicks ‘Fashion Bash’ with My Girls!

Today, Cid from Cid’s Style File and I celebrated our friendship anniversary! Yes, I met Cid at the last Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash at the Peterson Automotive Museum here in L.A.! Memories…LOL. I met up with Cid, Nik from xoxo NikStar, Marie the Curvy Fashionista, the stylist extraordanaire Reah Norman, and beautylicious model Denise Bidot. We were in prime shopping mode!

I love these shopping events, but there is something missing…plus size fashion! It’s so sad, because we were ready to spend money! It seems like all we can get at these events are jewelry, shoes, and accessories. Not complaining about that, but I would love to be able to buy clothing. Are you shopping event planners listening?

I took a test drive in the new 2011 Chevy Camaro and Cruz, and we got in on some yummy Carl’s Jr. courtesy of Chevy. We even got our hands on some swag! Gotta love that swag! It was a great evening. Just take a look at my pics below!

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Opening Reception & “Curves for a Cure”

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ officially started last night with a cocktail reception and “Curves for a Cure” fundraiser. It was an amazing night for an amazing cause! I am a strong supporter of Breast Cancer Awarness, since it has unfortunately touched my family. The event was hosted by the fabulous Gwen DeVoe, talented songstress Kelly Price, and 102.3′s Lon McQ. All proceeds went to the L.A. Komen for a Cure Foundation.

This was also a chance for all the bloggers to meet up. It was great seeing all of these beautiful faces in one place. There was even a Sonsi Photo Booth we were all playing with. I will post those pics later! It was too much fun. I finally wore my City Chic top (gifted by City Chic) out with a pair of black skinny jeans and Jessica Simpson open toe platform pumps. I was bringing the bling last night! Don’t forget, you can still purchase tickets to Saturday’s Finale Event! Go Here!!

Stay tuned for pics and recap from today’s panel sessions. You can follow me on twitter @CurvesandChaos where I will be tweeting live!

Curvy Cocktails L.A.



Lots of hugs, laughter, and goodies filled the X Bar last night as L.A. Fatshion Bloggers and The Curvy Collective came together for Curvy Cocktails L.A. It was a meet-and-greet to start off Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ here in Los Angeles. Here are a few photos of last night, including photos of the raffle winners and the beauty goodies we handed out. It was so great to meet all of the amazing women who make up part of our curvy community; whether you’re a blogger, model, stylist, entrepreneur, or a fatshion lover!

A big and special thank you to Torrid, Sonsi, Ardell, China Glaze, Kurvee, and Bali for sponsoring our goodies! You just made our night that much more special!

“Love Your Body Day” Weekend

What an amazing weekend!! The Love Your Body Day (LYBD) events were everything and more! On Friday night, Nik from xoxo NikStar and I hung out at the launch party. It was held at Bar Lubitsche in West Hollywood. We met so many amazing women; models, entrepreneurs, a teacher, a florist, and more! There were so many curves in that bar! If you take a look at the pics below you will see all of the beautiful women…including the super sweet Denise Bidot.

My outfit for the night: 

Sweater: Marshalls
Denim Skirt: Old Navy
Tights: Assets
Boots: Torrid
Necklace: Kohls
Bracelets: Lane Bryant

On Saturday, we attended the LYBD event, also in West Hollywood. It was hosted by America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson and Chenese Lewis. Love Chenese! This time Cid from Cid’s Style File came out and hung with us. We visited all of the amazing exhibitors, watched the performers, and drooled when the clothes hit the runway. It was an amazing and empowering day! If you didn’t attend this year, I highly recommend attending next year!

Outfit for the day:
Denim Jeans: Torrid (gifted)

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Countdown!

I am beyond excited for Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ ! I am officially counting down to one of the hottest fashion events for the curvy woman!

L.A. Fatshion Bloggers, along with The Curvy Collective, are going to kick things off on Wednesday, October 27th with Curvy Cocktails L.A.! It’s an informal meet and greet in honor of Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ . I promise there’s no pressure and no “list.” Just come out, have fun, and meet other women who love “fatshion” as much as you do.

Join us at the Xbar, which is located at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, at 7 p.m. I have a few prizes to raffle and a little treat for you!

If you haven’t bought your tickets for Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™  hurry up and buy them now! Before they are sold out! You don’t want to miss this!