“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” - Yves Saint Laurent

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Winners: MAC / ULTA Giveaway

I hope all of you are having a lovely Sunday. I have got two winners after a long morning after reviewing all entries! I want you to know that I am very thankful for all my readers and your feedback. If you are not one of my winners today remember i'll have more content and future giveaway's (A gift card one in fact real soon!) I appreciate each and every single one of you! Thank you :)

**Jag hoppas att alla är att ha en härlig söndagHär är vinnarna i senaste giveawayHåll utkik efter mer snart och kommer ihåg att jag är så tacksam att du läser min blogg!

Jennifer!! I have sent you an e-mail already and I am waiting for you to respond with your shipping details! Congratulations!

EVA!! I have sent you an e-mail already and I am waiting for you to respond with your shipping details! Congratulations!

View the giveaway by CLICKING HERE

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ruche: Summer Resort 2011

Site Says: RUCHE is a modern women's boutique with a vintage touch. We try to find items that are new, in-style, trendy, yet still inspired by a vintage look. We handpick each product to give you the perfect selection of clothing, accessories and more. When you visit shopruche.com , we want you to enter a feeling of comfort and nostalgia. We can only hope that you enjoy your visit every time.

You will find our items reasonably priced. RUCHE believes that you don't have to empty out your pocketbooks to look good. We carry various small boutique brands. Chances are you probably won't find yourself matching with the girl next door.RUCHE is solely an online-based boutique. We are based in sunny California, USA, but we ship to almost anywhere around the world.www.shopruche.com

My Thoughts ....Ruche always delivers. I had a few lookbooks shared on my blog previous to this one. These are not sponsered posts i'm just so impressed by the company and the lookbook creative ideas. View the 1st lookbook shared on my blog& An Unending Love, or the Spring Lookbook. I'm sure more are posted throughout my archives just take a peek and you will find more of a little bit of everything you might be seeking. Back to RUCHE, as always they seemed to have done it again. There is something so gentle and beautiful about the items presented. I just love the palm springs summer feel and the brilliant colors used to contrast off the everyday life settings! I felt this was worthy of a post to make you all aware all of these beautiful pieces that are now up for sale at ruche.com To see all of their items and most fabulous little trinkets visit the website now :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Twitter Giveaway: Satin Hands Sample Pack

Do you have a twitter account? Follow me & tweet the following to participate in this and the upcoming 24 hour giveaways listed exclusively on my twitter!!

RT & Follow @RenayShanel to #WIN 24 Hour Giveaway! http://yfrog.com/kj8igcyj 

View my thoughts & Photo's of the products here: Review: Satin Hands

How To: Smokey Eyes

I get a  lot of questions sent to my email and I try to be as responsive as quickly as possible in the form of posts on my blog. I had posted a quick how to last year on this topic but thought perhaps I should go more in depth! :)

Smokey eyes have been a big style for quite awhile and there's no sign this particular trend is dying. I use this method often! Almost on a daily!

The key to the perfect smoky eye is blending.You want to make sure colors are blended together flawlessly. Also, it's important to pair light base colors with rich dark colors. 

I hope this will be helpful :)

Step by Step:
  • Prep the lid. Keeping eye shadow from creasing and parting into your eyelid crease as the day goes on is important! To do this start with an eye shadow base referred to as a primer. 

  • Apply a light base color all over the lid, the key to a smoky eye is pairing a lighter base with the darker hue. I prefer a nice cream shade for my base depending on the look i'm going for or the time of day. You can use any shade (light) your heart desires! You don't always have to have a black smokey eye!

  • Apply your darker shade. From the outside corner of your eye blend inwards about 1/3 -2/3 into your lid & along your crease. This step is what makes the "smokey" effect come to life. Remember to blend !!

  • Apply eyeliner drawing line thicker in the middle of eye. Remember the lower lash line!
  • Drag the dark color right on down to the lower lash line right over your liner & smudge it around a bit with your brush to add to the smokey effect. I like to use my crease color shadow and apply just a bit over my eyeliner on the outer side.

  • Sweep a light, shimmery/matte shadow over the lids to your brow bone. Add a tad bit to the inner corners of the lid to make your eyes look bright & awake.

Remember to keep lips nude. When applying strong makeup such as smoky eyes put the focus on either eyes or lips, never both.

What You Need:
Eye primer (Great for keeping shadow in place,and giving out lasting power)
3 Shadows: One light, one darker & a brow bone color (light)
Makeup brushes


Monday, July 4, 2011

How To: Watermelon Refresh Cleanse

Summer is here and the sun is delivering scorching temperatures! As a refreshing snack you think of watermelon to cool you down, but have you ever used it to cool and treat your skin? It's very beneficial! 

The juice from a watermelon also makes a great astringent and helps fight pimples.Rich in A, B and C vitamins it keeps the skin fresh, radiant and hydrated. The acids in the fruits act as exfoliates, and with just one use you will find your skin to be so incredible smooth. The rind of a watermelon is packed with vitamins and minerals, and has natural collagen-enhancing properties such as citrulline, an amino acid that aids the skin’s healing and regenerative processes. With this being said it can in the long run prevent and treat wrinkles on the skin!

1. 1/3 cup juice from a slice of watermelon 
2. Apply to face for 5 - 10 minutes, splashing it and rubbing over skin like water.
3. Wash with warm water, then pat dry with cool water.

I add a pinch of sugar to help remove dead skin. I rub the juice in a circular motion and it's as simple as that! Complete this cleanse by topping it off with your favorite day/night cream! Enjoy :)