Monday, December 19, 2011

My Christmas List 2011 Dear Santa :)

Christmas is just a few days away so I'm sure most people have already worked up a "What I want for Christmas" list and hopefully got some shopping done for others.  Here is a few things on my list for Santa, what are some of yours?

Dear Santa,
This year for Christmas I would like:

A pair of nude Louboutins

A cute apron for cooking (which I do often)

The Sephora Collectors Edition I.T brush set

A statement necklace

A hot pink blazer


A new book to read over the holidays


Of course the BEST gifts I could ever ask for during the Holidays are the intangible ones which we can receive everyday: spending time with family, giving back to those in need, and a personal favorite which is shopping for others and making them smile. 

Well, that was my Christmas list! I'd love to hear some that are on your wish list for whatever Holiday it is that you celebrate. Feel free to post below or Tweet me @AnitaSamantha 

Happy Holidays!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Vlog- Back at Home for Thanksgiving Dinner

I recently uploaded my Thanksgiving Vlog and got so many sweet comments about my house and set up so I thought I would upload a few pictures for you all so you could see it clearer like some of you had asked. I'm really happy I finally decided to share some bits and pieces of my personal life and am thankful for how appreciative and kind you all were. I really do love all of you guys and this Thanksgiving I was thankful for each and every one of you.
Hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving & Glad you all enjoyed my vlog
xoxo

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011 Inspired Makeup Tutorial

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is one of my favorites every year. I am in love with all of the models, lingerie, performers, and stage set ups. This year, I decided to do a Makeup tutorial inspired by the signature VS look: natural, bronzed, and beautiful. Some of the models that inspired me to do this look are Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Alessanda Ambrosio, and more. The fashion show will be aired November 29th although it was already filmed a few days ago (which was how I was able to sneak a peak for this look). Until then, here is my Victoria Secret Runway inspired
look:
 
click photos for video

List of Products:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Victoria’s Secret Mineral Eye Shadow: Bubbly
Covergirl Eye Brightening Quad: 700
Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Eyeliner: Black Coffee
MAC White Kohl Eyeliner: Fascinating
L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
Bare Minerals Powder Foundation: Medium Tan
Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finish Bronzer: Sunkiss
Victoria’s Secret Lipgloss : I Want Candy

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Personal Pics: My Halloween Weekend Fun & Costumes

Hello sweeties! So another super fun Halloween went by! Besides eating lots of candy and watching fun Halloween Disney movies, I ended up going out with my friends two different nights with two different costumes. On Saturday I went dressed up as a schoolgirl and on Monday (Halloween night) I went dressed up as Mark Sanchez (the quarterback of the New York Jets). Now, I wasn't planning on going out Halloween night so my "football girl" costume was very last minute and home made from a few items I found in my closet. I'm so happy I decided to go because I ended up having a blast! Here is a collage of some pictures I took from both those nights combined.
Muah

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Britney Spears Sexy New Music Video "Criminal" Makeup Tutorial

Hello Honeys! Gosh I feel like it's been a while since I posted a blog! Don't worry, I'm finally back and getting into the swing of things. Anyways, Britney Spears just came out with a super hot new music video for her new song "Criminal" which always gets me super excited! I don't think there's a music video of hers I haven't liked! Here's my step by step take on the Makeup look she had in the video with the sultry smokey eyes and nude lips. Enjoy!

(click twice to view larger)

List of products used:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Elizabeth Arden Eyeshadow Quad ( Sparkle, Teak, & Ember shadows)
  • Loreal matte black eyeshadow 
  • Revlon Colorstay Black Pencil Eyeliner 
  • Loreal Voluminus Black Mascara 
  • Maybelline Velvet Crush Quad (highlight)
  • Hula Benefit Bronzer
  • Revlon Lipstick Nude Attitude 001
PS How cute is it that her man in real life plays the roll of her sexy bad boy love interest in the music video? Talk about adorable, love that! 



Sunday, September 18, 2011

The PrimeTime Emmys 2011 RED Carpet Fashion Trend

This year at The 2011 Emmy's Award Show Red Carpet there was a lot more red being shown than just the carpet! Looks like the trend of this award show was a sexy and vibrant red dress and I personally loved it. Red is such a gorgeous classic color and clearly goes with all skin types and hair colors as you'll see in the pictures below. Stars such as (Left to Right) Nancy O'dell, Adrianne Palicki, Giuliana Rancic, Nina Dobrev (my favorite look), Lea Michele, and Kerry Washington. Other stars in red included Sarah Hyland, Connie Britton, and Sofia Vergara.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

VMA's 2011 Best Moment Highlights

Each year the MTV Video Music Awards usually consists of a lot of interesting moments from the exciting to the strange but somehow it always comes together to form the perfect mix. I decided to make a collage of some of the most interesting moments in my opinion which included Lady Gaga dressed as her alter ego Jo Calderone, seeing Jay Z and Kanye West perform together, The Britney Spears Tribute, Beyonce finally revealing her baby pump and the reaction Jay and Ye had when she did, the somewhat awkward moment of Lady Gaga presenting the award to Britney Spears, Exe's Selena Gomez and Taylor Lautner reuniting on stage and presenting together infornt of her new beau Justin Bieber, and Chris Brown flying through the arena during his performance. 

xo

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Beauty How To: Get rid of Shine & Control Oily Skin!


We all know about those dreaded photos where the flash makes our T zone shine so bright that it appears to be blinding the screen? Well okay maybe not blinding but you get the idea! Anyways, a gorgeous glow is one thing but an over shiny face can be a total beauty DON'T! So how do we get rid of that shiny appearance not only in photos but in real life as well? Simple, I came up with a few shine proof remedies that I'm sure will do the trick.


1. Start off with an Oil Free Face Wash. Whether you have oily skin or not, an oil free face wash is usually the best way to go. Not only is oil in products known to clog pores and breakout sensitive skin, but it will also add that extra unneeded shine. I recommend Neutrogena's Oil Free Acne Wash in Pink Grapefruit (smells and feels so refreshing!)



2. Prime your face with a Mattifying Primer. Primer is such a great way to prep the face for makeup and investing in a mattifying one will help make sure you get rid of that unwanted shine while also making your makeup go on silky smooth.



3. Setting your face with Translucent Powder. Any type of powder will help absorb extra oil which is what creates a shiny face. Usually I would recommend a colored powder but if you already use powder as foundation you want to prevent a cakey look which is why I recommend translucent powder to top it all off. It prevents the "caked on" look while still giving a matte finish and controlling shine. My personal favorite is Makeup Forevers HD translucent powder.




4. Touching up with Oil Blotting Sheets. If you haven't tried them, now is the time! I am such a fan of oil blotting sheets because not only do they work amazing but they are so easy to use and carry around! They fit basically anywhere and they usually come in a pack of 50 so you have more than enough to last. I always buy the Clean & Clear brand sheets.


Bye Bye Shine!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Teen Choice Awards 2011 Red Carpet Fashion

Yesterday was the Teen Choice Awards 2011 where we got to see lots of teens, stars, surfboards, and fashion! I decided to put together my best dressed lineup from this years red (or rather blue) carpet which included: Cameron Diaz, Rachel Bilson, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nina Dobrev, Avril Lavigne, and Kourtney Kardashian. Check out these lovely ladies below:

Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, The Kardashians, and Kaley Cuoco were also some of my other top picks.

Who were yours? 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Celebrity Trend Alert: Pink & Blonde Highlighted Hair!

Let the fun hair trends continue! First it was Ombre Hair, then Feathered Extensions, and now say hello to a pop of color (or should I say a few). Lately the new trend seems to be a mixture of pink, blonde (and even some blue) colored highlights! Colored highlights are such a fun and playful way to change up your look. Celebs such as: Lauren Conrad, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Nicole Polizzi (Snooki) and Jenni Farley (JWOWW) have all been seen rockin' the look. Check out some of their takes on the color highlights and hair extension trend below:
So what do you guys think? Who rocked it best?

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Snakeskin Trend Alert: 'The Python Pedi'

Lately snakeskin print has been all the rage seen on many celebrities including fashion icons such as J-lo and Beyonce. Usually we see this trend in the form of handbags and shoes while sometimes on clothing but now it has has been transformed into a completely new form of...a pedi? Yes, you can now sport this snakeskin trend on your toes but it will be pricey costing you around $300. Terry Silacci is the talented creator of the trendy pedi which can take up to 3 hours but can last you up to 8 weeks. The most interesting thing about it is that she uses real natural sheddings from a four foot long female python which can be the base color of your choice. So what do you guys think? Would you get a real python pedi? Or just leave the trend to accesories? xoxo


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vanessa Hudgens : Intense New Role, Intense New Look

I could barely recogonize Vanessa Hudgens on the set of her upcoming film 'Gimme Shelter' where she plays a struggling homeless girl with a severe new look. Not only did she gain 10 pounds for this role (which takes a big toll on her tiny frame) but she also chopped off her gorgeous locks to create a rougher, tom boy type appearance which is far from her usual. I believe this shows just how devoted of an actress she truely is and I'm sure she will now have no problem switching up her usual Disney role image from now on. So what do you guys think? Would you go this far for a role you loved? Leave your comments below!

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Flawless Face Foundation Routine

Ever since I started my channel I've been getting countless requests to do an everyday foundation routine..well.. here it is! It's super simple and it works great with many different skin types. I usually don't wear too much makeup on a day to day basis so I thought this tutorial was perfect for an everyday routine. It's lightweight but still gives good coverage and a flawless finish. What more could a girl ask for? 

I always start out with a moisturizer. One of my all time favorites which I use in this video is   Clinique's Moisturizing Gel.
  1. After I let the moisturizer set in I apply a primer to fill in any fine lines and create a smooth base. Smashbox Photo Finish Bronzing Primer is great especially when you want a little extra color.
  2. For foundation I'm using Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation in 220 it's lightweight and has SPF 18. I like to apply it with a stippling brush for medium coverage.
  3. Once my foundation is settled I like to apply a bit of concealer. In this video I'm using Inglot's cream concealer 99.
  4. Last but not least I like to set it all with Revlon's ColorStay Mineral Finishing Powder in the shade Suntan Matte with a big fluffy brush to ensure everything lasts all day.
Hope this helps xox

Friday, July 15, 2011

Jessica Alba : Glowing & Fashion Forward

Who says you can't be stylish while still being comfortable AND pregnant at the same time? With a second baby on the way Jessica Alba already has had some experience in being a mommy to be and a fashionable one at that. I've always admired her look but something about her being pregnant makes me admire her look even more. She has an effortlessly beautiful glow while still being fashionable and a mom (to her adorable daughter Honor). Check out these candid shots taken within the past few weeks of the glowing and gorgeous second time mommy to be.

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Arrival: Tory Burch Stacked Logo Reva Clutch = ♥

Recently at Saks I noticed these new arrivals from Tory Burch and fell in love! I've always been a fan of her designs because they are always so simple but still make a fashion statement. I thought these were the perfect reva clutches for my latest trends due to the fact that they are so simple yet so versatile. I can wear the clutch with a casual daytime outfit or bring it out with me at night and it will still look flawless. If your going for a more subtle look I recommend the black however if you want to be a bit more daring I'd go with the red for a vibrant pop of color. Which color would You chose? 
xoxo

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Must Have Beach / Pool Essentials! Inside my beach bag!

Whether you're going to lay out by the pool or spend a day at the beach there are always a few essential items you should / do bring! Here are a few of My favorite must have items that I'm always sure to bring with me for some fun in the sun ☼
A cold yummy drink, fun magazine, protective tanning oil, minty cool lip balm, ipod, hat, and sunglasses  are a few of my essentials! What are yours? xo

Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Go-To Moisturizer for Summer: Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

As many of you have seen in my "Flawless Face Skincare Routine" video, I'm a huge fan of Clinique's moisturizing product line. Although I have been known to use Clinique's lotion I tend to switch to the gel during the hot and humid seasons such as Spring and Summer. I find that the dramatically different moisturizing gel works great with my skin, especially during these times. Not only is it moisturizing but it's also light weight, oil-free, and dries to a non-greasy finish. One of my favorite qualities about this product is the silky texture and cool, soothing effect it has on my skin (which feels great after a day in the sun). I definitely have to say this is one of my favorite moisturizers for Summer and maybe even all year around. 


Friday, June 3, 2011

Rihanna Man Down Official Music Video MakeUp Tutorial

Here is my highly requested Official Makeup tutorial for Rihanna's new Music Video 'Man Down'. I just recently watched the the premiere and fell in love with the look from the smokey eyes, bronzed glowing skin, to the glossy nude lips. Here I'll show you step by step how to get her look which is perfect for a night out and many other occasions. It's easy, fast, fun and affordable so be sure to try it out and you'll be sporting a sexy Rihanna look in no time! 

List of Products Used:
Stilla Prime Pot in Taffy
VS Liquid Eyeshadow - Stay Intimate
MAC eyeshadow - Club
Flat Shader Eyeshadow Brush
Maybelline Duo Eyeshadow- Bronzed Blow Out
Liquid Eyeliner - Inglot
Revlon Black Eyeliner Pencil
L'oreal Carbon Black Mascara
Too Faced Chocolate Solei Bronzer
VS Mineral Eyeshadow - Bubbly
MAC Creme De' Nude
LA Colors Lipgloss - Pink Icing

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lil Wayne's New Song "How To Love" The Carter IV

If you follow me on Twitter you've probably already seen me tweet about Lil' Wayne's newly leaked single of May 2011  "How To Love" and I can’t help but rave about it. The hit song is proving Lil' Wayne has no limits as far as his musical talent whether it be rap, pop, or rock he is conquering them all. As you'll probably notice “How to love” produced by Detail (who says the song is going to shock you) is far from a typical weezy track, it features an acoustic guitar and drums with him singing lyrics about a deeper side of love, and yes I do mean singing not rapping. 
When recently interviewed by Sway of MTV Wayne stated: 
“I am a musician, and a few years back, I noticed I wasn’t just a rapper and I noticed I didn’t want to do this just to rap.” 
Well he sure proving he is more than just a rapper, and I’m lovin' it! 
(I will post a link with the song when it becomes available)
xox





Friday, May 27, 2011

Top 5 Best Fruits for Summer!

Fruits are not only packed with tons of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants but they're also a delicious and refreshing summer snack. Here are my top 5 favorite fruits of the season that are delicious, nutritious, and perfect for a hot summers day!☼

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kim Kardashian Official Music Video Jam (Turn It Up) Makeup Tutorial

Jam (Turn It Up) Official Music Video Kim Kardashian feat. The Dream 2011 Makeup Tutorial. 
My new video shows you how to get Kim Kardashian's sexy smokey eye and complete makeup look that was shown in her hot new music video: Jam Turn It Up

This make up look is super sexy and perfect to wear going out whether it be a night on the town, clubbing, dinner with the girls, a hot date, or to an event. With this look everybody will be playing your Jam!
 Hope you dolls enjoy :)
 xoxo

Thursday, April 14, 2011

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Have you seen the new Spring / Summer 2011 Christian Louboutin collection? Talk about fun and flirty! I picked out my favorite shoes from the collection containing pumps, stilettos to funky heels that are sure to be show stoppers. I'll post them down below. Comment letting me know your favs!



















How can you not love this fab designer?
xox

Monday, April 4, 2011

2011 Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards Spring/Summer Fashion Trend Alert: Neutrals

Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards were filled with tons of beautiful stars spotted all over the orange carpet. This years trend seemed to be a variety of beige, nude, tan, and off white colored clothing. I personally loved these looks because not only were they appropriate for a younger audience, but also because they gave off a simple, fresh and fun Spring/Summer feel. Here are stars such as Kim Kardashian, Kylie Kardashian, Kendall Kardashian, Nicky Hilton, Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Selena Gomez showing off their neutral seasonal outfits.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

'BRITNEY SPEARS: I AM THE FEMME FATALE' New TV Show Premieres on MTV

Looks like Britney Spears really is a Femme Fatale which we will get to see in her new television show premiering this weekend on MTV. The T.V. Show Documentary: 'BRITNEY SPEARS: I AM THE FEMME FATALE', that I am beyond excited about, has a new exclusive trailer which has just been released and so far is a huge success. The anticipated show gives us fans a chance to step back into her life and see the real Britney we love and enjoy. For the show, the cameras will follow her around during the tour of her new album which will give us the inside to her interviews, rehearsals, concert performances, backstage (behind the scenes), as well as her everyday home life. The show premieres Sunday, April 3rd (the day after my birthday!), and for those of you who can't bare to wait, like myself, you can watch some of the exclusive clips online at MTV's website. 
Gosh, I am just SO happy Britney's Back! I want it to stay this way till' the world ends ♥
Whose with me? 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sexy 2011 Spring/Summer Daytime Trend Alert: Crochet/Macrame

Spring/Summer 2011 is all about looking hot at the beach, near the pool, and on vacation. The perfect way to give off a sexy, fashionable look this year is by showing off this hot trend: Crochet/Macrame clothing! Instead of your typical cover up try one of these pieces seen on victoria secret models, and models on the runway to give your daytime look that trendy, sexy flare.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Feminine & Flirty 2011 Spring/Summer Fashion Trend Alert : LACE!

Spring/Summer is right around the corner and there are many new & hot trends on the rise! I will be showing you all the different fashion trends coming out for the upcoming seasons but first I want to start off with one of my favorites, LACE! Lace will be all the rage this upcoming Spring and Summer of 2011. It's a fashion trend that comes off as sophisticated yet sexy. Here are a few examples of this feminine, flirty and sophisticated trend sported by celebrities such as [left to right] Taylor Swift, Olivia Palmero, and Hayden Panettiere plus many more to come in the near future. I sure can't wait to be wearing this fashionable look.