Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fabulous Tip of The Day: Spring Blazer

Today's Fab Tip:

Now that the weather's getting warmer and (finally) springy, try brightening up your wardrobe as well.

"Instead of a denim jacket, try a blazer in light-catching violet."
-- Taken from Lucky magazine, April 2014, page 127.

A violet blazer can work both in professional and casual settings, and it is definitely something to have fun with.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fabulous Tip of the Day: Open Up Your Eyes

Today's Fab Tip:

"A subtle way to make your eyes look bigger is to apply a second coat of mascara only at the outer corners of your upper lashes."
-- Taken from Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes by Rona Berg, page 35.

Using a couple of individual false lashes on the outer corners will give the same effect, but mascara is faster. Curling your lashes before mascara also helps to open up your eyes and make them larger and doll-like.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fabulous Tip of The Day: Tuxedo Jackets

Today's Fab Tip:

"Tuxedo blazers are the must-have new cover-up -- they show off your shape and add a luxe feel to even your most worn-in pair of skinnies. Leave your hair loose or in a messy pony to feminize the look."
-- Taken from Cosmopolitan magazine, December 2011, page 44.

Tuxedo jackets are still in and are a great way to try the menswear look without fully committing to it. It's also a great way to add another layer in this freezing cold weather. Just make sure to add a few feminine details to keep it chic.

Examples:

Pic from Nordstrom.com

Saint Laurent Tuxedo Blazer via Nordstrom

Pic from Nordstrom.com
Nicole Miller Tuxedo Blazer via Nordstrom

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul.

P.S.: Don't forget: Moonday tonight!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fabulous Tip of the Day: Applying Pencil Eyeliner

Today's Fab Tip: an easy application tip for those like me who have such a hard time with getting pencil eyeliner even.

"For an even application, apply liner from the inner corner to the center and then to the outer corner to the center. The two lines will meet in the middle seamlessly."
-Taken from Life & Style magazine, February 3, 2014, page 54.

And if it's still uneven, take a smudge brush, qtip, or your finger, and smudge away!

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul

P.S. This is my first post done from my new phone, and I must say, typing is way easier on a laptop. �� But I'm in a cafe sipping a latte and writing in both a beige trench and a nude moto, so I feel beyond fabulous right now.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fabulous Tip of the Day: Shades of Pink

Today's Fab Tip:

"A pop of pink stands out, but you can work a tonal look by pairing it with one or two other shades of the color."
-- Taken from Life & Style magazine, January 20, 2014, page 53.

Wearing an outfit of one color but varying shades is a way to look put together without being too matchy-matchy. Work a few neutrals in there, and you don't have to worry about being completely monochromatic.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Fabulous Tip of the Day: Shoe Care

Today's Fab Tip: take care of your shoes! When you wear them, you sweat in them. It's part of life. Negate the sweat smell.

"Smelly flats? Fill a coffee filter with baking soda, tie it shut, then place it inside shoes."
-- Taken from Life & Style Weekly magazine, November 18, 2013, page 53.

An alternative is to spray the inside of your shoes with dry shampoo. It works the same way and soaks up the sweat residue, drawing out the stench.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul.

PS: Don't forget: Moonday tonight!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fabulous Tip of the Day: Dress Up Your Jeans With Statement Pumps

Today's Fab Tip:

"The best way to glam up jeans? Make sure your shoes do the talking by hunting out statement heels with eye-catching details and fabrics. Team with skinny black denim and everyone will be too busy looking at your feet to notice you've broken the dress code."
-- Taken from In Style magazine, UK compact edition, January 2014, page 97.

There are times when you go out to a party or club and don't feel like wearing a dress, or you haven't done your laundry, and jeans are the only clean things left. (Is that just me? I can't be the only one.) A pair of glamorous heels, whether sparkly, in a shiny fabric, holographic, bejeweled, et cetera, will always dress up your outfit, even if it's a pair of skinny jeans and a button-down. Wear some sparkly earrings or necklace to balance out the look.

Be glamorous and fabulous tonight. I know I'll be while watching Downton Abbey and Sherlock on Masterpiece Theater. Join me on Twitter for live-tweeting at 9 pm EST.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul.