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Manus x Machina: Nail Art by LFN & Cirque Colors

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One of the reasons why I love New York City, especially in the summer, are all the cultural events that is happening in the different boroughs.  There is something out there for everyone, from traditional to quirky to futuristic.  Food events, arts, science, anything! One of the biggest and most prestigious events on the New York City social calendar is the Met Gala, held in early May.  This year’s theme for the Met exhibition is ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’. How fashion designers combine or reconcile ancient hand-making traditions with modern machine-making technology.

Now before I go any further, you MUST see this exhibition!! It has been extended to September 5th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and it is absolutely worth it! It is so well curated and put together. The fashion designs are phenomenal! Some designs are ready to wear and others are quite avant garde! My favourite were the designs from Alexander McQueen.  The exhibit is sectioned into the métiers or specific types of professions/specialties in traditional haute couture design or craftsmanship, from featherwork to lacework to pleating.  Some of the pieces were made by hand, cut, dyed and sown, while others were 3D printed.  Being able to hand craft clothing is an incredible skill, and technology has the ability to take fashion into places that were could have only imagined. You can find out more about the métiers here and here. I don’t want to spoil it for you all, so here are a few of my favourites. 

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Alexander McQueen

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Dior

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So a few weeks ago, on as part of the Met’s #MetFridays programme, there was a nail art event, held at the Met Store and featured the designs and work by nail artist Lady Fancy Nails and the polishes by Cirque Colors. I just learned that the Met collaborate with Cirque Colors and Olivia Kim to create a limited edition collection of 6 colours inspired by the #ManusxMachina collection. You know I can’t resist finding out about new brands and picked up one of the shades, Moon Dust. Cirque Colors is Big 3 Free and hand mixed in Brooklyn!

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The Machina collection. Exclusively at the Met Store by Cirque Colors.

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Moon Dust – Multi tonal colour hand mixed with real silver flecks!

So two of my friends and I went to the event on a balmy Friday summer evening and I loved it! Lady Fancy Nails is an amazing nail artist and I picked up some tips for nail design, but I was most impressed at her interpretation of the couture fashions using nails as her canvas. She’s really very good and loved the mix of creams and shimmers and she also incorporated other techniques and materials, like gold foil, negative space and different sizes of nail brushes. I loved her Chanel and McQueen designs the best. She has inspired me to get back into nail designs!

So check out her creations, and check out the Met exhibit before it closes.

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The Primetime Emmys style! Looks that I loved!

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For the second night in a row, celebrities came out for the Primetime Emmys and we had a red carpet to ogle over! I kinda watched a little bit. I wanted Luther to win! You know that show on BBC America staring Idris Elba? Yeah….watch that! I also need to watch Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and OITNB on Netflix.

So of course I had to pick out my favourite looks of the night and here they are!

Angela Bassett in Elisabetta Franchi, turning back the hands of time….Image via E!

Uzo Aduba looking gorgeous in red and that makeup is amazing! Dress by Christian Siriano.Image via Zap2it.  Congrats on her win!

Teyonah Parris. In love with the bright colors!! Dress by Christian Siriano. And the makeup was beautiful!

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NYFW post: At 5:31 Jerome with Inglot Cosmetics

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New York Fashion Week F/W 2014 is in full swing!  Lots of people hustling to and fro all over the city going to fashion shows and what not!

So, on Day 2, I had the opportunity to go backstage at the 5:31 Jérôme fashion show and the makeup was done by Inglot Cosmetics.  The show was hosted at Inglot’s massive showroom at Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District.  Allyuh remember Jérôme?? He was the stylist and designer for Kimora Lee Simmons and Baby Phat.  I’m glad to see that he has continued to succeed!

The makeup and hair were beautiful!  The hair was big and teased, very much inspired by the 60s and bombshell Brigitte Bardot.  The makeup was very modern doll, and delicate.  Dewy, flawless skin, flushed cheeks with a bold golden brow.

Flawless! Makeup by Inglot

For the skin, they mixed Inglot’s Cream Concealer with Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream to create light coverage.  It gave a serious glow and made the skin look so fresh!   Pink cheeks were created using the Cream Blush in #80, which looks really light in the container but on the skin it gave a medium pink colour that was not ashy at all.  The brows were covered in a deep metallic gold Gel Eyeliner and set with the matching powder eye shadow.  The shape was lengthened and exaggerated.  Bronzer was used to set the makeup on the skin and finally on the lips, a deep red Cream Lipstick was applied lightly to the centre of the lips.

Check out some of the scenes! And props to the diverse runway!

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"Whey de lime" Fridays! – The NYFW A/W 2014 edition

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What’s going on??  This is my first “Whey de lime” Fridays for 2014!

Despite the brutal cold and way too much snow, I am excited for this weekend, because New York Fashion Week A/W 2014 started yesterday!  I love how regardless what the weather is like, fashion aficionados still step out in style for these shows!  Once again Lincoln Center is the fashion hub and I cannot wait to see what’s going to be hot in a few months and what colours and makeup trends we need to  look out for!

So….what are you excited for this weekend?  Leh mih know!!

Laters!

Black Friday, Cyber Monday 2013 edition! Beauty, hair, fashion!

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The annual shopping chaos is here!  This is the perfect time to stock up on products or shop for the holidays! I personally will be rocking back and chillin’ on Thanksgiving Day and do most of my shopping online.  Ah gettin’ too old to be stalkin’ sales in the stores!  Utter madness!

Here is a list of some of the deals available between now and Cyber Monday, Dec 2nd.  I will add more as I get more information.

Follow me on Instagram and share your Black Friday finds!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or your normal day!

  • AJ Crimson: Final day of sale!  Select BB+D creams are $7, 50% off of foundations.  Online.
  • BECCA Cosmetics: Friends & Family 2013. Code: FAMILY13
  • Butter LONDON: 20% off entire order.  Online. Code: CYBER13.  Ends Mon Dec 2, 11:59pm PST
  • Camera Ready Cosmetics: Offer: 20% off sitewide. Nov 27, 23, 29.  Code: crcnewlook  camerareadycosmetics.com
  • Cover FX: F&F Discount, online only, 20% off. Until Dec 1, 11:59pm ET.
  • Curlformers:  Offer: 20% off of all starter kits, styling packs and accessories.  Friday 29th Nov  – Monday 2nd Dec.  Online.
  • Eve Pearl Black Pearl Sale! Starts: Wednesday, November 27,  8:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (NYC Time) Ends: Monday, December 2, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (NYC Time).  Between 40% and 65% off. Code: TGBP1113. Online only.  Check site for details.
  • Ginger+Liz:  Deal: $4 off of all G+L nail lacquers (excludes new lacquers and remover wipes).  Limit 2 per shade.  Wed 27 – Fri 29 midnight ET.  No code necessary
  • Inglot Cosmetics:  Online, 20% off all products (excl Freedom Palette System and accessories).  Free #77 (matte black) Gel Eyeliner with purchases over USD$80.  Nov 28th 3am EST –  Dec 4th 3am
  • Karen’s Body Beautiful:  Sale on the karensbodybeautiful.com, Target website as well as Target stores.  Save 25%. From Wed 27th Nov – Mon 2nd Dec. Code: BLACKFRIDAY
  • Koils By Nature:  Deal: 30% off all orders over $30, $3 shipping on US orders.  From Friday Nov 29th 6am ET –  Friday Nov 29th 2pm.  koilsbynature.com
  • Komaza Hair Care: Friday 29th Nov only, 25% off all orders.  Online.  Valid midnight EST to midnight PST
  • MAC Cosmetics:  Online only, one-day exclusive, Hautecore black matte black lipstick.  Friday 29th Nov only
  • MakeupMania: On Black Friday, Nov 29, 15% off of everything, use code: BFF13, Cyber Monday, Dec 2, Free Shipping in the US, code: CBM13
  • Miss Jessie’s: Offer: 40% off all their products & Free Shipping.  Online at their website, as well as Ricky’s NYC, select Target stores until 12/3
  • NARS Cosmetics: Offer: 20% off all orders online, with free shipping.  Fri 29th Nov @ midnight until Mon 2nd Dec  @ 11:59pm ET.  Code: NARSFRIENDS. Also available at boutiques, including new Soho location (124 Prince Street, NYC)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Debut of “LITTLE BLACK DRESS” Stained Gloss.  Black Friday to Cyber Monday, all orders over USD$50 will receive complimentary domestic shipping with the 50 states.  All orders over USD$75, will also receive a free “LITTLE BLACK DRESS” Stained Gloss.  “LITTLE BLACK DRESS” will be available permanently in the future at occmakeup.com
  • Ododo Originals: Online. From Nov 29 to Dec 2. Offer: 20% any purchase  of $35 or more. Code: BF2013
  • Ofra Cosmetics:  Deal: 50% off of all retail items.  Friday 29th Nov only.  On Cyber Monday, deal is 30% off all day.  Online at ofracosmetics.com
  • Oyin Handmade: Offer: 20% off everything.  Free Shipping $50 and over. Black Friday thru Cyber Monday 29/11- 2/12
  • Senna Cosmetics: Save 20% on online products.  Thru Dec 2, 11:59pm PST.
  • Sephora: Dealtopia offer: $10 deals, online and instores.  From Thurs 28th from 9pm PT.  Deals are $20 on Saturday and Sunday
  • Sigma Beauty: Free Shipping Worldwide (US Orders & International First Class Orders). Valid: Nov 28 12:00am Central Std Time  – Nov 29 11:59pm CST. Code: BF2013; Cyber Monday deal: Discount 20% off select products. Valid: Dec 2 12:00am Central Std Time  – 11:59pm CST. Code: CM2013  *Free E25 mini Blending Brush with purchases over US$30
  • Smashbox Friends & Family Sale: Offer: 25% off of orders of USD$50 or more.  Online. Code: HOLIDAY25
  • TGIN: Online, tginstore.com. Up to 40% off
  •  The Body Shop:  Online and In-store.  3 for $30 entire store.  Black Friday only. Nov 29th
  • YSL Beauty: Friends & Family Event. Offer: 20% of orders of $75 or more.  Complimentary shipping. Exclusively at yslbeautyus.com. Valid thru Dec 4, 2013. Code: FAMILY13
  • Zoya:  Thurs 28th Nov 6pm EST- Friday 29th Nov 11:59pm EST.  For orders over USD$72, Dream Big GWP, (a $118 value), includes (pic).  Code: DREAMBIG  Limit one per customer. Zoya.com Dream Big – These are holiday boxes in deluxe black gift boxes in combinations of 3 or 6.  Could be filled with any combination of nail polishes.  Over 300 to choose from!  You could also choose a pre-filled box.
  • Gap: Deal: 50% off all items on Friday 29th Nov, 40% off all items Saturday to Monday 2nd December. In Stores and Online
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