One of my favorite things is to bring this blog to life — what I mean by that is taking the writing and the pictures out into the real world and talking to people one on one.
I want to SHOW you how to get makeup ready in 5 minutes, or talk about quick outfit ideas or how to shop your closet. Recently I had the chance to do just that. I was at The Baby Shower DC doing fashion and beauty tips — and because I am not a makeup artist I teamed up with fellow latina mamá and makeup artist Ana Buitrago of Makeup By Ana B.
Together we talked to mamas-to-be and suggested solutions and makeup tricks for the skin — you know what it’s like when you are pregnant. Your skin does all sorts of weird things!
One woman we talked to is a store manager and had a 6 month old boy — she said she needed to look more professional and put together, but had no idea where or how to start, especially because of having very little time. Ana helped her assess how much time she had in the mornings and together we suggested three products (BB or CC Cream, blush and mascara) she could use to cover up the redness, make her skin look even and give her a cleaner more polished look.
Every woman had a story and we were able to suggest a little something for everyone!
The truth is time fly by – but it got me thinking about doing something similar at a different time. Such as a style and makeup workshop or a drop in to get ideas or just ask questions. Sometimes you just want to ask, but you don’t know who or even HOW to ask it. My brain is working overtime so stay tuned!
Ana herself is a fashion and beauty blogger — needless to say she looked FABULOUS in her red jeans and cream leather jacket and of course her makeup was spot on. Talk about amazing skin. I arrived bare faced and had her do my makeup which included a well-done cat eye.
I chose to wear a black floral dress with electric blue tights that I bought in London, the leather jacket I had bought at South Moon Under a few weeks before, a pair of BCBG black suede booties that my cousin lent me and my all-time favorite Stella & Dot necklace, the Femme Fatale.
It’s no secret, but I’m enjoying the return of black and metals. I didn’t think I could do it, but what do you know — I can! I thought it was too young for me, but it goes to show that if you work it right and keep true to your personal style you can incorporate newer trends into your look.
What are you trying out this season?