Sunday, 31 March 2013

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Essence Grunge Me Tender!

New Essence LE collection Floral Grunge is out!

 I was only convinced by two nail polishes, white 02 Lily Bloom and minty 03 Grunge Me Tender!

In Easter spirit I decided to try 03 Grunge Me Tender! 

One left hand I still used yellow Essence 05 destination sunshine (LE Ready for Boarding) on ringer finger...

... and one the index finger on the right hand I used Essence 107 Naughty and pink!

I guess is even more Easter inspired than previous splashy one.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

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Happy Birthday - Celine Dion (45)

Another great musician is having birthday today. Canadian singer Celine Dion is celebrating 45 Birthday! Some nowadays singers may have style, some are known for their performances but voice like Celine's is surely one of a kind! This year we can expect her 10th album in English called Water and a Flame which will contain cover songs performed in her Las Vegas show as well as new songs.

If she likes it or not, she'll always be associated with Titanic theme song My Heart Will Go On. It really was and still is such a powerful song. And did you know that Celine emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world and later gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning the Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland? No, it's no surprise that she is best-selling Canadian artist of all time!

She's done 12 albums in French language, 9 in English and 3 Holiday albums. You may know songs like: I'm Alive, The Power Of Love, Alone, Because You Loved Me, A New Day Has Come and one of may favorites That's The Way It Is. Positive song with faith in love.

And Celine's love story is definitely rare. She met her husband Rene Angelil in 1980 (she was 12 and he was 38), after she and her mother sent him a demo tape of a song they had written. They began a relationship in 1987, became engaged in 1991 and got married in December 1994. They have 3 children: RenĂ©-Charles is 12 year old and two fraternal twins Eddy and Nelson, who are now 2 years old.

I'm impressed by her! Wishing her only the best in the future!

Happy Birthday - Eric Clapton (68)

Eric Clapton, English musician who doesn't need special introduction is turning 68 today!

One of the most influential guitarists of all time, singer and songwriter is a living legend whose work I appreciate very much .

His beautiful ballad Tears In Heaven is one of my all-time favorites.

Happy Birthday Eric and best wishes!

Friday, 29 March 2013

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Easter manicure (sort of)

Last year I was a bit obsessed with 'splash style' manicures. First I did Dexter manicure, than the same thing with white and blue color and for Halloween orange and black combination...

So... because Easter is just around the corner, I decided to do it again. This time with Yellow and Pink. You know I'm not fond of holidays but nevertheless they have two positive things. First of course is having a day off work and the second is... to have some fun with manicures! :)

You know the drill. First I applied base coat, after that yellow nail polish Essence 05 destination sunshine (LE Ready for Boarding) and then Essence 107 Naughty and pink! Straws ready and blowing begins.

No, you can't get wrong with splash pattern. I love it!

I know you're probably thinking: 'Easter manicure? Where?' But because of the colors I think it's Easter-ish enough. Nevertheless... some Easter eggs, bunny and chicken decor definitely helps.

Wishing you a happy colorful Easter! Enjoy!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

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Last week's favorite looks (March 18 - 24)

My pick of last week's favorite looks/outfits (March 18 - 24).

Starting with street style.

Ladies who are looking good and relaxed. Ashley Benson in black and white outfit white a hat, while Alessandra Ambrosio add some color. Another two lovely moms on the right side with a striped sweaters, Hilary Duff and January Jones.

Meanwhile Jessica Biel and Lily Aldridge added heels to look a little more chic. Then we have newly single Julianne Hough leaving restaurant in West Hollywood. Pretty! On the right we have bubbly Vanessa Hudgens in bright yellow dress from Alice + Olivia at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I love it how dress is complimenting her amazing body.

Last but not least, dresses from events.
Cobie Smulders in Bibhu Mohapatra at 1st annual Norma Jean gala in the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood. I love red inserts on the dress, although I don't like metallic python clutch.
Maria Sharapova in J. Mendel at 2013 Sony open player party in Miami. I love the color and the print!
Diane Kruger is looking beautiful in Thakoon dress and Jimmy Choo shoes at Hollywood premiere of her new movie The Host.
Natalie Dormer in fitted Roland Mouret at Game of Thrones LA premiere. This tri-colour dress looks amazing. And I like black Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ pumps as well. Lovely!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

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The Wolverine (2013) trailer

You know I'm a huge Wolverine, X-Men and Hugh Jackman fan so I'm more than happy to share first full trailer for upcoming movie The Wolverine.

And new posters...

Happy Birthday - Nathan Fillion (42)

Happy 42th Birthday to Nathan Fillion!

Canadian actor best known as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle. He also portrayal the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film Serenity (2005). You may even remember him from tv series Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza PlaceBuffy the Vampire Slayer and Desperate Housewives. Last year and this year he won People's Choice Awards for Favorite dramatic TV actor.

In the video bellow you watch and laugh at some scenes from Castle series. He's awesome!

Definitely funny guy that you can follow on Twitter: @NathanFillion. And another thing worth mentioning. Next week episode of Castle is 100th! CONGRATS to cast & crew! This 5th season is so creative and amazing! Keep on good work guys!

And of course, Happy Birthday to Castle star, Nathan! Best wishes!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

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The Honest Life by Jessica Alba

Yesterday I was so happy to receive Jessica Alba's debut book The Honest Life.

For those who don't know it yet, the actress, a model, one of the most beautiful women, a wife (married with Cash Warren since 2008, they met in 2004) and a mother of two girls (Honor and Haven) is also an entrepreneur. Last January Jess and her business partner Chris Gavigan launched The Honest Company, a collection of toxin-free household goods, that are natural & eco-friendly products. Later Jess also decided to share her knowledge about natural living in a book The Honest Life.

Bellow you can see Jessica Alba promoting her debut book The Hones Life at Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena and at the Mondrian LA in West Hollywood (California).

Back to the book. I haven't even started reading the book and I already love it! Why? It looks dynamic and well organized with a lot of pictures. We can all agree that the content is more important than the looks but let's be honest... we all love books/things that are appealing right away and this one defenitely is.

5 things about The Hones Life book that I already love:

1. I love the chapter tags on the side of the book so you know right away where you are (e.g. lipstick is for beauty, scissors for inspiration) and you can also find things quicker.

2. I love the lovely photos of Jess and her family. I'm really happy that she is willing to share a part of her private life with the public. I appreciate it.

3. I love the design, format and the material of the book. There is a fair amount of text, colorful picutes and important paragraphs which are transparent & interesting. The format of the book is smaller than A4 and the book was printed with soy inks on 30% PCW recycled paper.

4. When you just go roughly through the book you can see that a lot of the things written are useful, so it's one of those books that you'll coming back to again and again. I love the 'manual' type of books because they are full of tips and tricks that you can use whenever you want and this book is just perfect for ladies/girls/women who love to eat, look and feel amazing and to whom a natural lifestyle is important.

5. First impression of the book: HONEST!

Quick peek inside the book...


Chapter 1 - Honest Food

Chapter 2 - Honest Clean

Chapter 3 - Honest Beauty

Chapter 4 - Honest Style

Chapter 5 - Honest Home

Chapter 6 - Honest Baby

Chapter 7 - Honest Inspiration

I tried to choose which of the chapters am I most looking forward to read but honestly I'm interested in all of them and I can't wait to start reading!

Fashion on 2013 Kids' Choice Awards, part II

Second Fashion part on 2013 Kids' Choice Awards. For first post click here.

Three long dresses: Fivel Stewart (16)Alyson Stoner (19) and Gracie Dzienny (16).

Outfits with sleeves: flowery Ana Mulvoy Ten (20)Bridgit Mendler (20) is wearing white Joe’s top and skirt with Effy jewelry, meanwhile Kylie Jenner (15) in Msfts black dress and Ashley Tisdale (27) in Rafael Cennamo.

Stefanie Scott (16) in a peach Keepsake dress and colorful pretty heels that I don't find suitable for this dress. Jaylen Barron (15) in Rvn dress and Prabal Gurung for Target heels in the middle and Rachel Crow (15) on the right side in floral dress.

Tanya Chisholm (29) in dress with sheer fabric, Caroline Sunshine (17) is wearing an Anna Catherine shirt and Backstage skirt. We saw a similar cut on a dress worn by Jennette McCurdy (20). On the right side is Amandla Stenberg (14) in Opening Ceremony.

Gabrielle Douglas (17) on the left was one of the disappointments. The dress would look so much better without the 'belt bow tie' part. Olivia Holt (15) looks cute in Mara Hoffman dress and the H&M leather jacket. Then Willow Shields (12) in colorful Marc by Marc Jacobs. I don't like the length and shoes. On the right is Raini Rodriguez (19) wearing red.

Fashion statements or outfits that you would considered as red carpet fails? Spotty dress on Madeleine Rose Yen (13)Willow Smith (12) in a combined white dress, jeans jacket and black boots. Another interesting pair of shoes we could see on Sammi Hanratty (17) and knee high boots on Erin Sanders (22).

Worst dressed in my opinion were Fatima Ptacek (12), Ryan Newman (14) in Sherri Hill dress and Haley Strode in red.

Sparkly girls from Fifth Harmony and colorful girls from Little Mix.

We also saw Judd Apatow with daughters Iris and Maude and on the right side little stars, Sophia Grace & Rosie.

Monday, 25 March 2013

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Fashion on 2013 Kids' Choice Awards, part I

First part of Fashion on 2013 Kids' Choice Awards. Like at all kids/teen award shows, there was a lot of short dresses, some pants and a lot of color. I don't know all of the girls, so I decided  to at least write how old they are.

Starting with shorts that I'm not really fond of. Elizabeth Gillies (19) is wearing an outfit by Nikki Rich and Selena Gomez (20) on the right side in Oscar de la Renta, Gucci heels, and a Diane Von Furstenberg clutch.

One the other hand I really liked Kristen Stewart (22) in Osman's blue chequered top and shorts. She looks comfortable in her outfit. Meanwhile Alli Simpson (14) on right combined a long loose white shirt and etno printed shorts. Nice but she looks 10 year older in the face.

Jessica Alba (31) was one of my favorites in beautiful Mary Katrantzou dress. Fresh and young but I didn't like the Christian Louboutin shoes with that dress. Young Kiernan Shipka (13) in the middle in Rag & Bone and Lucy Hale (23) in Dior button down white dress with a black leather belt.

We could see the cutout/crop top Debby Ryan (19) in yellow Topshop dress and Katy Perry (28) in Herve Leger by Max Azria. Then curvy Khloe Kardashian (28) and Maria Canals-Barrera (46). I love Khloe's heels!

Bella Thorne (15) in Bec & Bridge and a see through bag that I find very unnecessary. Oana Gregory (17) styled her pale dress with red nails, lipstick and spiky shoes that I love. Kelli Goss (21) in yellow one shoulder dress on the right.

Fergie (37) is a wearing colorful dress by Mary Katrantzou, Karina Smirnoff (35) is sparkling as usual and Madison Pettis (14) in a fitting green dress.

Victoria Justice (20) in Pia Pauro, Halston Sage (19), Savannah Jayde (18) and another pop of color on Keltie Colleen (30).

Miranda Cosgrove (19) in Stella McCartney, Peyton List (14) looks pretty in black and white Alice + Olivia and Ciara Bravo (16) on the right.

Alice + Olivia was worn also by Zendaya Coleman (16), then we have Ariana Grande (19) and Danica Patrick (31).

If I started with pants I might as well will finish with them too. Ke$ha (26) in a powder blue tuxedo with a cane and funky glasses. Kristen Wiig (39) going for casual in black and Camille Spirlin on the right.