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Let’s Talk Make-Up: Gold Eyes

22 Apr

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As of late, I’ve gone out to dinner with friends on the weekends as it is a nice change. Usually the honey and I stay in or stay local. When we first dated I was a newbie to LA and I wanted to go to all the posh mainstream or like my husband says  foo foo restaurants. But ever since we got our furry four-legged kids I’d rather hang out or go to places that are pet friendly.  So during my latest dinner dates out with my friends I decided to change  my look.  I felt sultry seductive sexy eyes was the right fit for a dinner date. Take a peek it’s only 7 steps away.

I used a shade that was two shades darker than my skin on my nose to give it a bit of definition and shine.

Foundation: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ( love this stuff)

Blush: Mac- Warm Soul

Gloss: Bare Minerals-Charisma

Mascara: Cover Girl

Earrings: Yours truly ( my current fav)

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All the colors I used are from the Urban Decay Naked Pallet 1.

1. Apply primer all over eye lids, I love urban decay, it comes in a purple tube.

2. Apply any gold shimmer on eye lids.

3. Apply dark brown only on the corners of your eye, forming a V and fill in.

4 Put a soft ire-decent white in the tear ducks of your eyes to make your eyes pop.

5 Put a natural light brown with a hint of shine under your brow and blend everything together.

6. Put false lashes and  thin eyeliner ( I prefer brown )

7. Voila !!

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I hope you give it a try!

DIY Book Cover

29 Jan

Hello beautiful!

I’ll bring you back to grade school today. I have an obsession with stationary, anything glittery full of color, whimsical, bright, and girly I should be embarrassed for someone my age. But as mentioned before, age is an attitude!. Growing up I had drawers and buckets full of Lisa Frank and hello kitty and I still can’t break away from that little kitty. I only have hints of it here and there, I have toned it down since I got married. I know you’ve seen this chevron mosaic all around from home decor to the office. Yes it’s a bit trendy but super adorable.  I went to a boutique in Santa Barbara and completely fell in love with this notebook perfect to tote around only I wasn’t going to pay what they were asking for it. I ended up going to paper source another playground for me. I bought this pretty paper and voilà! Take a peek!

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Thanks as always,
Carolina XO

Botanical Bling Trunk Show

3 Dec

Hello Jewels!!

We had a very over the top successful weekend! We had the opportunity this weekend to feature our jewelery at the Descanso Gardens Annual Winter Botanical Bling. A handful of pre-selected artists displayed their jewlery to the Descanso Garden VIP members on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Boddy House, a 22 room estate at the Gardens previously owned by the late Los Angeles newspaper magnate Manchester Boddy. Wow! This event also featured a well known LA fashion stylist who happened to give his advice on the do’s and don’t’s of wearing and layering handcrafted jewlery to fit your character and to give you some pop. It was super fun and exciting to be surrounded by like minded people, exquisite food and champagne. My honey and I celebrated essentjewels success at Katsuya. Take a Peek!

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Showing off some of our bling! 🙂

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One of my favorite drinks. Lychee Sake.

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The beautiful background.

Thank you for all your support!

P.S A big hug and kiss to my amazing honey who helped me this entire weekend, I couldn’t do it with out him.

As always, Carolina xoxo.

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