Monday, January 26, 2015

LKISStyle: My Fave Fashions from the 2015 SAG Awards

The Big Winner: Lupita Nyongo in Elie Saab gorgeousness. 

Maternity in the Most Fabulous Way: Erdem's floaty purple layers on a very perfect pregnant Keira Knightley. 

Sassy Tuxedo: Emma Stone in the most age-appropriate Dior.  

Pretty in Peach: Felicity Jones in Balenciaga

Tinkerbell Twinkler: Emmy Rossum in Armani Privé

Rose Gold and Glorious: Maria Menounos in Romona Keveza

Wanna know what I hated? Tune in tomorrow and you will see that while I am waaaaaay more impressed with a ton of the gowns that hit the red carpet yesterday, there were still toooooooons of get-ups that made me go yuck!

Friday, January 23, 2015

LKISBeauty: On Virgin Radio, 4 New Beauty Ingredients That are Amazing (and Weird!)

New Post up on Virgin Radio and tune in to Virgin Radio 96 on-air at 12:30 when I will chat all about it with Andrea Collins Media Gal !!!!

Read it there: 

Or right here!

When it comes to beauty, I like to get my hands on the new stuff...the weird stuff...the stuff you aren't sure about but just need to try.  Searching for the fountain of youth/beauty is no easy task and it often requires a sense of adventure, and humour. 

So, here are some new beauty ingredients that may make you raise an eyebrow, but may also get you one step closer to looking your best: 

1. Charcoal: Super awesome for oily skin or acne.  This ingredient is known to be purifying and get rid of bacteria. PS: This is gonna be a HUGE trend this year so stay tuned for lots of Charcoal-y products coming your way. 

2. Clay: Okay, I am sure you have heard of using a product with clay in it (masks, cleansers) and the benefits of clay cannot be denied for the outside of the body....buuuuuuut ingesting clay has cropped up in the beauty world and while I may be up for an adventure, that is one beauty trend I am not gonna get behind. 

3. Kale: Beyonce was on to something.  Kale is a superfood, but now it is also a super beauty ingredient! Packed with all kinds of good-for-you vitamins and powered to fight free-radicals this veg is gonna boost your body on the inside and out. 

4. Konjac: This latest addition to every beauty-junkies tool box is a must (and made from an asian root vegetable!).  It is a sponge that is gentler on the skin, and still manages to exfoliate and leave you with a glowing complection. 
Did I mention snake venom, snail slime, caviar, diamonds and gold?
The search for the fountain of youth and beauty is a wild ride, right?!



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

LKISBeauty: New Youtube Video Up, Hello Kitty 40th Anni Product Review

New Video Review up! 
(In case you missed last week' here:

Checking out + unboxing a bunch of fun products for Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary from Sephora (who doesn't love Hello Kitty!?!!). Click on the link to watch!:



Monday, January 12, 2015

LKISBeauty: New Youtube Video Product Review, Unboxing Sephora Color Blockbuster

Hey guys, I put up a video last week and forgot to let everyone know :)
I was given the Sephora Color Festival Blockbuster...and here is what I thought about it! 



Friday, January 9, 2015

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, Je Suis Charlie, Celebrating Fashion and Freedom of Speech

Read today's post on Virgin Radio: 

Or right here:

In the wake of the horrible events that took place this week in Paris, I started thinking about how expressing controversy and poking at the bear of the political is the one of the most effective ways to effect change...and unfortunately and devastatingly, sometimes, violence. 

I know I write about fashion and beauty, which for the most part seems frivolous and fun (which I am all for, by the way). 

But part of this artistic world of fashion is used for pushing the political boundaries.  
Whether it's commenting on tolerance, patriotism, body image, environmental destruction,  animal rights, violence, diversity, the patriarchal notions of the feminine form, or simply highlighting how protesting has become stylish, fashion is and should be a forum for freedom of expression.  

I figured this week, we should celebrate that right, that duty and that statement with some of the great (and downright controversial) moments in fashion. 



Friday, January 2, 2015

LKISBeauty: On Virgin Radio, 5 Ways to Start 2015 Beautifully

Today on Virgin Radio- new post up to start the year off with a beautiful bang! 
Read it there: 

Or right here! 

Alright, it's 2015! And, what better way to start the year than with beauty products that will help you come out the new year gate in the best possible way. These extra tools in your beauty arsenal will be the key to executing on those resolutions. 

1. Give Your Hair a Boost: 
Nothing says I am ready to take on what's coming than a gorgeous head of hair.  Want to boost shine and help mitigate that damage? Commit to finally doing that hair mask once a week and flip your hair with utter confidence. 

2. Add Mist to Your Beauty Regime: 
We all moisturize our faces, right? Right.  So, add a quick small extra step for maximum results with a mist that will have you reaping the skin benefits in no time. 
 3. Be Luminous Inside...AND out: 
Try a luminator as a primer for your eyelids every time you go to put on eyeshadow. I promise this will change your eyeshadow application (longer lasting) and make those peepers pop for 2015. 

4. Be Lazy With Miracle Oil: 
Multi-purpose oil is all the rage and I have to say I having been using it religiously for the last month, and I am now a total convert. Talk about consolidating your cosmetic case! It's a hair oil, a face oil and a body oil and every one of those parts will be thanking you. 
 5. A Face Mask for Fabulous Skin: 
We all buy face masks and then they sit at the back of the drawer in your bathroom until the next year. Make 2015 the year of the face mask, especially with these one-use masks that you can snap up at Sephora. You can make sure you are putting your best foot AND face forward in 2015. 

Alright, are you ready for the new year!? Resolutions are a great way to start and a few beauty tricks up your sleeve are the best way to tackle 2015 beautifully. 



Tuesday, December 23, 2014