The Sexiest Lingerie To Heat Up The Holidays!

You’ve got plenty of wardrobe options for outside the apartment, but what about inside? Since those mysterious hours after the party are just as important as the party itself, we’ve rounded up some seasonally sexy holiday lingerie to add some spice to the holidays. Whether you’re after a cool and classy set for everyday, or you want to up the ante with something special for a yuletide fling, these fresh underpinnings can set the scene like nothing else!

via Holiday Lingerie- Sexy Holiday Lingerie For Frisky Festivities.

10 Most Coveted Nail Shades of the Holiday Season

When it comes to nail trends for the winter, it’s all about muted or slightly shiny neutral shades (think taupe, beige, and yes, grey is still hot this season– all of which you can find at Essie). But for the holiday portion of the winter months, think outside the box and go for something a bit more festive.

Work in a touch (or a densely packed amount!) of sparkle, go for an offbeat color (iridescent blue, for example), or brush on a pop of metallic in between pale pink and cream shades.

For some inspiration, check out the round-up below featuring the season’s most coveted shades.

(Just keep in mind that you’ll want to jump on these stunning limited edition hues now before they’ve disappeared from shelves!)

via 10 Most Coveted Nail Shades of the Holiday Season | The Fashion Spot.

L’Oreal Studio Secrets primer: beauty review

I’ll confess I’d never used a primer before testing out this one from L’Oreal. And, being generally skeptical of anything that promises to work miracles (smooth out my small but increasingly discernable pool of wrinkles? As if.) I was wholeheartedly expecting to try it, write a few words about it, and never use it again. But this little pot of Studio Secrets smoothing resurfacing primer proved me well wrong. I am, as it happens, converted. There’s a new step in my makeup routine and I expect it to be a permanent one.

So here’s what I found: the consistency of the product is like a cross between baby pink marshmallows and strawberry mousse. That said there’s nothing too sticky or sweet about it, it’s only very mildly scented and goes onto the skin with a velvety smoothness. I used it with a focus on rougher areas; middle of the forehead, chin, under the eyes, the nose. Used under foundation, the whole effect was smoother and far less prone to flakiness. My foundation also seemed to keep its wear better and for longer.

Lastly and most significantly the L’Oreal primer succeeded exactly where I thought it would fail. It actually did miraculously hide my (small but increasingly discernable) wrinkles. And for that, I think it’s the start of a beautiful friendship.

via L’Oreal Studio Secrets primer: beauty review > Make-up Tips & Tricks.

Keira Knightley left lifeless

Pale skin, dark eyes and red lips can work, but the combination can also looks a tad ghastly if coupled with unnecessary photoshopping that takes the life right out of the subject. Keira Knightley has unfortunately been subjected to all of the above in the latest pictorial from Vogue UK, photographed by Mario Testino. The styling by Lucinda Chambers leans strongly to the Art Deco side with piled on jewellery and accessories (like this oversized tassel necklace), meaning the shoot is at least great inspiration for the era.

via Keira Knightley left lifeless > Fashion Photo Shoots.

Stan Shaffer: You Should Have Been With Me

In this photographic journey down an impeccably-dressed memory lane, fashion photographer Stan Shaffer posthumously shares his extraordinary new york life and experiences in his final work, “You should have been with me.” the photographic memoir features Shaffer’s iconic images from the glamorous New York fashion and party scenes throughout the 1960′s, 70′s and 80′s. Shaffer, who shot for vogue and interview among others, documented New York’s most decadent events and captured intimate moments with friends and influential characters including Jerry Hall, Andy Warhol, Brooke Shields, Uma Thurman and Angelica Huston.

via Stan Shaffer: Art & Design: Wmagazine.com.

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