Belleza From Day to Night

June 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Summer is finally here. And with the warm weather and longer daylight hours, you’ll undoubtedly be scheduling lots of after-work dinners and cocktails. Here, experts offer quick and easy tips to transform your office getup into a fiesta look.

Your Hair
“A high twisted bun gives you a professional yet modern look during the day, while creating instant waves for night,” says celebrity hairstylist Eric R. Williams. After hours, loosen the bun, shake out your cabello and add a little hair spray for texture and hold. Transform a side braid into an evening style by making it a little undone, adding a headband or turning it into a wavy side-ponytail. Barrettes, hair elastics and bobby pins are must-haves to keep in your desk or bag for a hairstyle change-up.

Your Makeup
A fresh, flawless face is a clean canvas to be made up later in the day. “In the morning, apply your basic foundation and mascara, plus a bold lip color in a sheer finish to make your look modern but office-appropriate,” says celebrity makeup artist Victor Henao. After work, freshen up your foundation and mascara. Then add a little drama to your maquillaje with black eyeliner. “Smudge the eyeliner with your fingertips for an easy smoky eye,” says Henao. Highlight your cheeks with a little bronzing powder and amp up your lip color with an opaque lipstick.

Your Outfit
Invest in pieces that take you from the office to a cocktail party. Remember that accessories are key. A simple strapless dress becomes office-appropriate with a fitted blazer and pumps. For a quick style change after work, shed the blazer and add a chunky necklace or a sheer scarf, which can also be worn with the blazer and strappy heels during the day. Or pair a dress in a fun print with a solid-color cardigan and a belt for a more conservative look. For evening, ditch the cardigan but keep the belt to accessorize. Add a pair of heels and statement earrings or bracelets. Carry a simple tote bag to work to hold your extra shoes, a makeup bag, accessories and a clutch for the evening.



By Ivette Manners for Las Fabulosas

Ivette Manners is a beauty writer and contributor to Las Fabulosas.

Must Have Mondays: Marta Jonsson Ankle Strap Heels at Viva LA Diva

January 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Shoe lover like me?  Then Viva LA Diva is the place!  They’ve got the right shoe for every occassion, outfit and price with over 180 brands to choose from with prices starting at $10!  I’m a stiletto girl so when I first came across the site I immediately checked out their selection and fell in love with these simple, sexy and super versatile Marta Jonsson’s heels (but trust me there’s lots more to love).  VivaLaDiva.com has a huge selection of Designer shoes, boots, bags and accessories in the latest must have styles from the hottest designers and best brands! Check them out and more at Viva La Diva Womens Shoes where they aim to be the leading footwear destination website, developed by women who love shoes – for women who love shoes.

“A woman with good shoes is never ugly. They are the last touch of elegance” ~ Coco Chanel – Viva LA Diva Womens shoes is the perfect site to add that touch.

Marta Jonsson Ankle Strap Heels at Viva La Diva

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