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Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Perfect wing tip eye

February 27, 2013


I’m really into the wing tip eye these days.  It’s not a new look by any means but one that has been a consistent beauty trend over time and that I have seen all over the AW13 runways. For me, the key to success to achieve the perfect wing tip eye is all in the choice of liquid eyeliner. YSL’s Shocking False Lash Effect Eyeliner is my choice!  A great guide below I found on how to use this wonderful bold felt-tip pen to achieve this look easily and with perfection time and time again.    



Photo credit: Shariq Siddiqui Photography & Pinterest

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Yourself

February 11, 2013


5. Karl Lagerfeld Champagne Flute Set, $300
6. VPL Bra, $95
7. Breville Juicer, $99
8. Rubber Rings with Diamond, $190
9. Glass Heart Bottle, $32

Don't forget to pamper yourself this Valentine's Day!  All fabulous items to indulge in above (and on my personal wish list).  If you haven't seen the first season of Girls, now is your chance.  Also, can we take a moment to observe the cuteness of the heart water bottles? Confession: I've already ordered them for myself.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Him

February 6, 2013


1. Loro Piana Sweater£430
2. Big Jambox, $300
3. Turnbull & Asser Silk Pocket Square£50
4. Nike FuelBand£129
5. Toms Beachmaster Sunglasses, $119
6. iPad Mini, $329
7. Smythson crocodile wallet£950
8. Jack Black The Core Collection, $52
9. Brioni Embroidered Woven-Silk Tie£150

Today's Valentine's Day gift guide is dedicated to the men we love and what we know they want but may not buy for themselves.  And the best part is that this guide is guy approved!  Just FYI, the Smythson crocodile wallet was a personal hit.  

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

February 1, 2013


1. Equipment Pajama Set, $388
2. Ode a la Rose Monthly Flower Delivery Service (4-12 months), $360-$995
3. Proenza Schouler PS11 Continental Wallet Mirror, $765
4. YSL Iridescent Heart Necklace, $1,255
5. Teddy Bear Sculpture, $300
6. Fresh Hesperides Jubilee Set, $45
7. Vosges Noir Truffle Heart Collection, $48

It's the first of February, can you believe it and ... its here!  With exactly two weeks to go, I give you the first of Mouthful of Style's Valentine's Day gifts guides.

I thought a lot about this key gifting period and I know and respect that a lot of people do not like Valentine's Day (Hollywood even made a movie about it)!  So I have created three luxury indulgent gift guides custom to everyone's needs: One for her (today's post), one for him and one for yourself. Whatever you decide to do on February 14th, take the time to indulge in something luxurious.

Fresh Sake Bath

January 29, 2013


I have been using Fresh products for years (mentioning the wonders it has done for my hair here) and am so excited to share my newest Fresh product obsession: Sake Bath.  The soak eases body tensions and detoxifies while the scent calms - achieving all the perfect elements of a hot bath.  And it really does work!  Fresh is known for using natural ingredients in its products such as sugar, milk, soy and rice.  And did you know the company is part of the LVMH group?  Truly luxury in a bottle.  Find it here and let me know how it worked for you.


Photo credit:  Fresh

Luxury 360 - The fun of Beauty Part 2

January 25, 2013


In my last post: LUXURY 360 - THE FUN OF BEAUTY PART 1, I showcased the "fun-ness" of Chanel's Color Creativity video and the reasons luxury brands are instilling more creativity into beauty from a branding and sales perspective.  

Today I want to share a really interesting except from the L2 Think Tank Digital IQ Index supplement, "Beauty in China" to further illustrate the reason beauty is a key focus and growth area for luxury brands:
  • Young women in China currently spend 10-15% of annual income on beauty products
  • Trading up; the prestige beauty segment is outpacing the mass category in terms of growth
  • China is the largest online beauty market in the world with 17% of beauty bought online (compared to 4-6% in 'mature' markets) 
What trends are you seeing in the luxury beauty market?

Luxury 360 - The fun of Beauty Part 1

January 23, 2013




I swear the beauty industry keeps getting more interesting.  Take these still shots above from the Color Creativity video featured on Chanel's beauty webpage here.  The reinterpretation of the iconic design of Chanel beauty products is...well, fun!  

It makes sense that Chanel and other luxury brands are similarly increasing their point-of-view (and often investment) in beauty to entice consumers in new and innovative ways:
  • Beauty can be a huge revenue generator to brands (as it is for Chanel and Dior) and has higher margins than fashion. 
  • Beauty as entry-level priced products allows everyone to become part of a luxury brand's often aspirational world.
  • Once a consumer has been introduced to a luxury brand through beauty, a brand can then cross and up-sell to higher price point items.  
  • Apart from fragrance, which is a highly fragmented market with low brand loyalty, make up and skincare are high on brand loyalty.  Think about it.  Once you find a concealer, blush or even a mascara that works for you, you repeat buy.       
So much more to say on this topic but I thought I would split it into two posts.  More beauty insights to come in the next post, LUXURY 360 - THE FUN OF BEAUTY PART 2.

Talk the Talk Thursdays: My go-to websites

December 13, 2012

For today's Talk the Talk Thursdays, I have decided to showcase my go-to websites for my daily fix of fashion news, beauty trends, shopping, food and travel.  Hope you find new discoveries and inspirations! And please share, what go-to sites are on your list?

Ultimate fashion news source by NYMag: The Cut

On-point beauty insights: Into The Gloss

Designer fashion one-stop shop: Matches

Rare, handcrafted and impeccably designed finds: CoutureLab  

Food and recipes galore: bon appetit

Genius travel recommendations: FATHOM

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Guest Blogger: Mindy Erazo's Blogger Crush

December 6, 2012

Today instead of the normal Talk the Talk Thursdays post, I am hosting one of my favorite style and lifestyle bloggers Mindy from the blog Mindy Erazo.  I have asked her to share with us one of her Blogger Crushes (a recurring post of hers that I always love).  I hope you enjoy and a big thanks to Mindy for today's guest post!  


Hello Mouthful of Style readers, Mindy here from Mindy Erazo curating a guest post about one of my Blogger Crushes!

May I introduce you to the beautiful Andy Heart, a fashion and style blogger whom I have been following for about a year now. Her and I have very similar taste which is why I just love her blog. Her style is very chic, incorporating simple pieces with statement pieces all with a masculine edge while still keeping her femininity. Seems like a difficult thing to do but Miss Heart achieves it so effortlessly its brilliant.

Her color palette doesn't have the widest range but something about tone on tone and all black outfits doesn't bother me whatsoever, I mean, half my closet is black so I'm not one to judge! She's great at mixing designer pieces with more affordable ones which I love.




C'est trés chic, no?

Miss Heart's blog is filled with not only amazing outfit posts but she also includes many product reviews. I've bought quite a few products from her recommendations and none have disappointed. If that doesn't have you searching for her blog yet, she ALSO has some fun beauty tips and tricks like this great one for an edgy, yet sophisticated nail.




Huge fan of hers and I hope I've inspired you to check out her blog here.

Thank you so much to Mouthful of Style for asking me to do this guest blog. I had a lot of fun and I hope you all enjoyed my Blogger Crush!

Mindy Erazo


Photo credit: Andy Heart

Holiday wish listing

December 3, 2012


1. Proenza Schouler PS11 mini classic leather
2. Diptyque Amber Oud scented Christmas candle
3. Falling Whistles for Peace in Congo
4. Bea Valdes Outrider clutch bag
5. Frida Gustavsson Vogue Germany fashion illustration print
6. Isabel Marant Hippo embellished quilted cotton-twill jacket
7. Tom Ford Beauty nail lacquer set
8. Lady Grey Symtra bangle
9. Valentino studded patent-leather flats

Holiday gift guide wish list.  I am sure you have all overdosed on holiday gift guides by now.  So instead of creating my own gift guide, I am showing you what is on my holiday wish list to inspire you through this holiday shopping period.  We did find from my previous post here that we like things that people we know/admire like and are more inclined to purchase these items.  So here is what I want from Santa.  Fingers crossed I have been VERY good this year.

Talk the Talk Thursdays

November 29, 2012


Talk from me
Which celebrities do you find stylish?
I really like the styles of Nicole Richie, Victoria Beckham, Leighton Meester (not Blair Waldorf), Olivia Palermo, Rachel Bilson and obviously SJP.  I am constantly googleing (is that an official verb yet?) them to see new outfits.  

What did you learn today?
I actually just came across a US-based study revealing "80% of smartphone owners shop on their device."  Think about that impact on this past Cyber Monday sales.  See full article here.


Talk from you
"I thought this super subtle sheer hem was so chic." - The Sartorialist

"As you can probably guess I am an avid reader of MANY food blogs. I love them! And right now most of my favorite food bloggers are posting about healthy recipes ... But me, well, I just want to bake cinnamon rolls." - A Beautiful Mess

You know the drill by now!  If you would like to be a blog I feature or ask me a question, please see here for more information and email mouthfulofstyle@gmail.com with the subject line "Talk the Talk."


Nails by Alex at Neville Hair & Beauty, London

Talk the Talk Thursdays

November 22, 2012


(rag & bone sweater and headband, Ray-Ban sunglasses)

Talk from me 

What is your favorite restaurant in London?
London has all the major restaurants like Nobu, Zuma and Hakkasan.  While these are good my favorite is actually a small, rustic French restaurant in Pimlico called La Poule au Pot.  The food is great and the ambiance is even better - so warm and cozy!  

Your hair looks so long and healthy.  What is your secret?
Aw, thanks! Trust me it wasn't always this healthy and I tend to color my hair a lot.  I actually have curly hair and used to straighten it everyday.  But nowadays I try to not touch my hair with any hot tools every other day.  This in combination with a really good shampoo and conditioner (I use Fresh products) and a bit of Argan oil on the ends has shown a huge difference. 


Talk from you

"Yesterday I bundled up the little cookie and headed into Covent Garden to Dust PR's press day where the lovely ladies were showing the SS13 collections for some of my favourite brands – WildfoxRebecca Minkoff (accessories), BarbourFalke and Irregular Choice (shoes)." - STYLONYLON

"I'm so excited to see the family and have some amazing food (especially pie!) this Thursday for Thanksgiving. For this special occasion I have purposely put together this outfit. I found this shirt in my sister's closet, loved it, and just had to wear it!  The deeper colors of this floral top make it an easy transition into Fall." - The Urban Lioness


If you would like to be a blog I feature or ask me a question, please see here for what I am looking to feature and email mouthfulofstyle@gmail.com with the subject line "Talk the Talk." Looking forward to hearing from you and sharing your "talk" in the next post.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Contouring Demystified...Finally

October 25, 2012


This is the best image I have ever seen regarding how to contour your face.  If you are like me I really had no idea how to do this.  I just kept hearing about it.  But since I have tried it with this image as a guide, it actually makes a huge difference to your makeup routine in a matter of minutes!

In order of application: The brown lines represent your bronzer, pink lines are blush and white lines and circles are highlighter.  I personally use Guerlain Terracotta bronzer in 02, Clinique blush in Breathless Berry and Tom Ford highlighter in Peach Blush (featured in my previous post Tom Ford Beauty).

Read full article here!

Tom Ford Beauty

October 17, 2012


I have discovered my new favorite makeup line - Tom Ford Beauty.  Naturally I overdid it and bought the whole new Fall 2012 colors collection from Harrods.  The vibrant teals and dark blues for the eyes, shocking pink for the cheeks and deep reds for the lips and nails are the perfect color palate for right now!

Above image from left to right:

  • Cafe Rose Eau de Parfum
  • Exotic Teal Eye Defining Pencil
  • Midnight Eye Defining Pencil
  • Emerald Lust Eye Color Quad
  • Narcissist Cheek Color
  • Peach Blush Illuminating Highlighter Pen
  • Bordeaux Lust Nail Lacquer
  • Minx Nail Lacquer
  • Naivete Ultra Shine Lip Gloss

My personal trick: I line the outer corner to the middle of the upper eyelid with Exotic Teal Eye Defining Pencil and fully line the bottom eyelid with Midnight Eye Defining Pencil.  With a coat of mascara, this look will give you just enough of a pop of color but still remain subtle.  An added bonus to the beautiful jewel-toned colors is that the makeup really lasts the entire day, no reapplication necessary!

On a business note, did you know Tom Ford Beauty is part of the Estee Lauder brands?  Very stylish indeed.

Brad and Chanel

October 16, 2012




The most important branding takeaway I learned from working in the luxury goods industry is the importance of showcasing one's heritage but innovating to stay current with the times.  Chanel is a company that I think has always done this to perfection.

Recently naming Brad Pitt as the first ever male face to the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume is not only innovative, it is genius.  Why can't a man be the face of a female perfume in this day and age?  And it works seamlessly for Chanel!  The ad campaign not only appeals to women by having the stamp of approval from Brad, but also appeals to men as a gift for their significant others. See full ad campaign on Chanel's website

Chanel No. 5 is the iconic perfume of the fashion house and embodies it's rich history being the first perfume released in 1921.  I for one can't think of another fragrance brand that has used a male ambassador to promote a female fragrance.  And let's be honest here, if Brad likes it I like it! 

Photo credit: guardian.co.uk

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