Monday, January 31, 2011

SAG Awards Red Carpet

In case you didn't know, last night the Screen Actors Guild Awards were on! These awards are often very different from the Golden Globe, both in the red carpet fashions and award winners. There were tons of dresses I loved last night, with only a few that didn't do it for me.

 Here are my faves:

My Least Faves: 

Thoughts?? Do you agree/disagree with my choices? Let me know!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Red Carpet Ready!

There were plenty of glamorous looks on the red carpet tonight! If you want to re-create them, Temptalia is sharing how each star got her show-stopping look. Here are some of my faves from the night:

“January’s look was all about strength – there was nothing demure about it! I wanted to go for a super strong brow, and a high gloss red lip.  90′s supermodel meets old Hollywood glamour!” — Rachel Goodwin

Makeup“The makeup was simple with two strong elements.  I prepped her skin with CHANEL Sublimage Concentrate. I then sculpted her cheeks with CHANEL Bronzing Makeup Base.  On her lids, I used a wash of champagne coloured shadow, CHANEL Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Liberty.  I created a strong, bold defined brow with the CHANEL Perfect Brows palette, and applied two coats of CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir.  Finally, I knew I wanted to go for a glossy red lip as opposed to a matte red, to keep the look fresh and not too retro.  I used an amazing red gloss, CHANEL Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Excess, to complete January’s strong red carpet look.”

NARS worked with celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali to create Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks’ exuberant look for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards. “I had this vision of a big, doe-eyed, lashy look from the late 70s and early 80s. To keep it modern, I kept the skin dewy with shimmering eyes and added a pop of matte texture on the lips,” said Vanessa
Face:  PRO-PRIME Multi Protect Primer With SPF, Sheer Glow Foundation, Copacabana Illuminator, Desire Blush
Eyes:  Calanque Trio Eyeshadow, Hollywoodland Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo, Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
Lips: Vesuvio Pure Matte Lipstick

NARS worked with celebrity makeup artist Spencer Barnes to create presenter Olivia Wilde’s glowing look for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards.
“Olivia’s look was inspired by images she collected of what she refers to as ‘the French girl.’  I wanted her skin to be fresh and clean with eyes that extended outward.  Touches of rose gold and sheer pink-veiled lips completed her youthful coquette-ish look,” Spencer said.
Face:  Sheer Glow Foundation, PRO-PRIME Multi Protect Primer With SPF, Copacabana Illuminator, Amour Blush
Eyes: PRO-PRIME Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Nouveau Monde Duo Eyeshadow, Hollywoodland Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, Mambo Eyeliner Pencil, Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara
Lips:  Fantasia Lipliner Pencil, Madere Pure Matte Lipstick, Frivolous Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
Julia had an elegant, long black gown so we wanted the beauty look to be sophisticated and sexy, but also to keep it fresh since the red carpet is during the daytime.  

We wanted her skin to be luminous and glowing so I used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation for a luxurious flawless finish and then used a coral shimmer blush to give her a sunkissed glow.On the eyes I created a light smoky eye by lining the top and bottom with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast in Silver Spark and applying a dark matte taupe eye shadow. I finished the eyes with two coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion.On her lips we wanted to create a deep berry pop of color so I used COVERGIRL Lip Perfection in Euphoria.

Be sure to check out Temptalia for many other looks and tutorials. 

Golden Globes Red Carpet

Whew, that was a long 5 hours! There were plenty of amazing dresses on the carpet this year, and a few I could have done without. Here are some of my faves:

and the not so faves: 

A special award goes to worst dressed couple: 

Who were your hits and misses?

Source: Getty Images

Friday, January 14, 2011

Countdown to Golden Globes

It's almost time! Golden Globes are this Sunday, January 16, 2011 8ET/5PT on NBC. Ricky Gervais is going to be hosting, so I'm expecting it to be entertaining. 

Robert DeNiro will be accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.

If you're as obsessed with award show season as much as I am, you'll want to check out the following on Twitter:

@RockRed Carpet

and, of course, I will be live-tweeting through the red carpet and award show at


Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Year, New Start

So, we're one week into the new year. How many resolutions have been broken?? I've been doing okay, but not as well as I should! I didn't make many resolutions, but rather 'lifestyle changes' that I'd like to accomplish over the next year. Here are a few:

*Save money. While I need to pad the savings account, I want to save money to do more worthwhile things in my remaining months here in Denver. Go to a fabulous restaurant downtown, check out a play or visit an exhibit at the art museum, get dressed up for a night at a martini know, the fun things.

*Get in shape. This is a given. Need some motivation?? Just shop for a bathing suit at Victoria's Secret. Browsing the bathing suits really showed me I have a lot of work to do.

*Cook better. I love watching Food Network, reading though my food magazines or checking out websites like this one, The Pioneer Woman, to get ideas for cooking. I want to cook these delicious meals and eat better in the process. No more junk food for me!

Those are the big ones for me. By working on them, I'll be working on all areas of my life for the better. What kind of things are you working on to improve this year?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Scarf Ideas

I love the look of scarves on others, but as soon as I have one for myself I'm at a loss of what to do with it except sling it around my neck. My favorite beauty guru, Michelle Phan, uploaded a new video 7 Ways to Wear a Scarf on YouTube and it gave me so many amazing ideas, I thought I'd share!