Pinks and Purple Fleurs for Spring

Happy March! Kali Sarakosti!

Took a drive down Kirby Drive the other day on the way to the Rodeo, and all the lawns along the way were completely in bloom! Pinks, whites, purple. Lent has started, the sun sets later… Spring is here!

I actually did these looks for Valentine’s Day, but when you think about it, the color scheme associated with that holiday are popular amongst floral choices. Pinks roses, purple violets, just like the flower tour down Kirby!

Last week, the weather dipped into the 30’s and the next couple of days will be only up to the 50’s, not uncommon, but definitely not the norm for this time of year. I love those late spring cool fronts, gives me one last chance to wear a darkish lip and actually feel the color goes with the weather. Not to mention the dark clouds, ayee… I’m ready for some sun!

Products

EYES
Huda Beauty Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Wanderlust Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow on the lid
Lilly Lashes in Miami
FACE
Mixed Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless foundation & Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation
LIPS
Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Veronica

This next look was so fun to do because it reminds me of my MAC days – fierce, fun & bossy. I decided to do a wing and add a pop of fun pink on the lips, an oldie but a goodie. It said Valentine’s Day, but also, “Hey Spring, where ya at though?”

Products

EYES
Dolly Pink MAC blush (d/c) in the crease, Sugarpill Dollipop (bright pink – d/c) to deepen the crease, MUFE M928 in the outer crease (discontinued, but similar color here), Nylon eyeshadow by MAC in the inner corner. NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner) & faux mink lashes from Amazon (5 pairs, $14 and good quality!)
FACE
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation (linked above) + Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue for an extra matte look
I used the same Dolly Pink Blush from the crease for the cheeks
Gold loose pigment highlight by MAC Pro + L/E Amrezy Highlighter Anastasia Beverly Hills
LIPS
MAC products : Magenta lip liner + Candy Yum Yum & Pink Nouveau lipsticks

Ready for the flowers and sunshine, but stuck not wanting the hot, hot weather to return, and let’s not even think about the allergies and pollen that’s already covering the cars.

Happy Spring, babes!

xoxo,

La Glam Greek

Colour du Jour – February 2019

Alas, here we are at the end of February 2019, and it was a good 2nd month to the year!

If you’ve been around for the last 3 V-Day posts I’ve made (linked here, here and here), you know I’m not against the holiday regardless of my relationship status and that I really actually enjoy the holiday. Probably because my momma always made EVERY holiday, regardless of how big it was, ULTRA special. So I learned from an early age that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just about showing love to your significant other, but to everyone, including yourself! J Which means, you can never be lonely if you always have yourself as a date.

But really, I just love the holiday because the associated colors are part of my favorite color palette!! 

Red, pink, blush, fushia, magenta…

I found these hot pink pants at Banana Republic while Christmas shopping, but with will and determination, I resisted the temptation… and lucky I did because I found the same pair online for $30. Yes, $30. And the color is everything my pink loving heart could dream of. I love that they can be dressed up, or dressed down. I paired it with some dad sneakers and a fitted blazer (because I didn’t already have an oversized blazer… didn’t want to buy into the trend, but I may just hit up a Goodwill on second thought) with a tee underneath to keep the business casual pieces from being too stuffy. Or with a pair of leopard platforms as an ode to the leopard craze Fall 2018, a leather jacket and a dark lip to give the pants more edge.

This blush gingham dress by The Confidante Collection is fun, flirty, romantic, and sexy all in one. I fell in love with the sleeves, and the unique color of the pattern. And the ruching at the midriff is incredibly flattering.
I love that this piece is versatile as well, being able to dress up or down. I styled it here with a blush suede jacket I found at Target, white sock boots (which were on clearance for $8 at Target) and then, back at it again with the dad sneakers.

Pink is such a cheery, fresh color and I love that with Valentine’s Day I get a good helping of lots of makeup, fashion, and decor in this fun hue. Makes me ready for Spring!

xoxo,

The Glam Greek,

The World Needs Love, and It Starts with You

There’s a lot of mess in this world. We pray for love and peace, but really, it starts from within.

Same goes for when someone feels like they cant find someone for them, or they attract the same dead-end type of relationships.

As Rupaul said it, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna somebody else?”

I’ve often thought about my own love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. I hate that people who don’t have a Valentine date feel more “aware‘ of their single status. But I love the colors, and I just love the L O V E !

And then I thought, for so long, Valentine’s Day is about telling your crush you like them, or hoping to have that cute guy you keep bumping into at the deli to notice you and finally ask you out! If Valentine’s Day is all about love, why can’t you be your own date? Why can’t it be about loving yourself first?

It’s not about being selfish, because self care and self love, makes you a better person. It makes you a better friend, sister, daughter, companion, mother, aunt, cousin. When you can love yourself, you create the vibe in which you surround yourself.

There are SO many ways that you can treat yourself like the partner you deserve :

  • Take yourself shopping
  • Treat yourself to a glass of bubbly at a swanky downtown bar
  • Draw yourself a bath, add bubbles or milk, honey and rose petals
  • Light some aromatic candles and take a hot, steamy shower
  • Find some really smell-good lotions and serums to apply after your bath
  • Clean Linens
  • WORK OUT! Yoga or a quick meditation. I know it may sound weird, but try it
  • Journal – write down 10 things you like about yourself. Can be as simple and random as, “I like my earlobes” but write 10 things you like about yourself.
  • Put on some makeup, do your hair, and take some selfies. Take at least 20 and find a few that make you feel like a boss babe

So many ways to show yourself love, I don’t even know if I touched the tip of the iceberg.

I cleaned ALL my linens. From my mattress pads, to my sheets, to my quilt, to my throw blankets and sham covers. I got a pretty good work out in. I fed my body well today. I shaved, because I don’t have laser yet :(, exfoliated all over in a hot shower today, used my deep conditioner in my hair, used extra serums and I used my extra moisturizing lotion. I made sure to light some candles and I jotted down a couple things I love about myself. One of which read, “I love that you get so obsessed with memes that you can watch them over and over and still laugh after watching it 18 times.”

Love yourself down to the simplest thing!

This Valentine’s Day, I hope you find some ways to show love to the temple that you live your life in every day.

10 Reasons to enjoy being single this V-Day

So you don’t have a Valentine this year, boo freaking hoo!

If you’re under the age of 22, I can see how not having someone to buy you a large teddy bear & big balloon can sorta suck, but after 28 years of life, Valentine’s Day isn’t all its cracked up to be even when you’re boo’d up.

This year, I’m flying sola and loving it. There’s no pressure to partake in the cheesiness of it all, although I am wearing pink right now – but I would’ve worn pink or red regardless of the holiday, okay?! However, I understand how this holiday brings awareness to how “single” one is, has been, or can be and I comprehend the anxiety of it all, especially at my age –

OMG I’M SINGLE!!!

WHY DOESN’T ANYONE LOVE ME?

I’M GOING TO DIE ALONE AND ALL MY CATS ARE GOING TO DEVOUR MY FACE!

But then I pulled myself together, and compiled a list of 10 reasons why I will enjoy my singleness this Valentine’s Day!

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Sunday Funday OOTD – Valentine’s Day Edition

I hope you took the time to read my last post… but no hard feelings if you didn’t. It was quite lengthy. So lengthy that I myself didn’t even re-read it to ensure there were no typos. (oops. #keepingitreal)

Most of our Sunday Funday Valentine’s Day Date was spent mostly in plush, comfy robes and slippers, but prior to our spa day, I decided to dress up, and dress up festively might, I add for church and brunch!

This Chicwish skirt is probably one of my favorite items in my closet. It’s full. It’s got pink. It’s got reds. It’s floral. Ugh. Swoon. I really wish I could wear it all the time, but I reserve it for particularly special occasions.

I stumbled across Chicwish somehow while on Facebook. By now I’m sure we’re all aware that Facebook and Google and all of the internet is linked for that matter, so when you search for something or browse a page on the internet, the ads that pop up elsewhere pertain to your recent browsing activity. In my case, it’s typically makeup, shoes or clothes. *insert side eye emoji*. I saw this skirt and another featured on their ad and decided to give it a whirl.

Despite the fact that it took almost 4 weeks to receive my order, and upon receiving it, seeing that the labels were in Chinese. I was apprehensive upon opening it, worried that it would be shoddy quality and that I played myself.

Thank goodness I was pleasantly surprised!

More often than not, I try to pair this dress with a simple, white button down shirt to make it less “Valentine’s-y”. But what kind of person would I be to NOT pair this skirt with the brightest, pinkest, most matchy-matchy shirt in my closet for this skirt? The perfect match (see what I did there?? Because… Valentine’s Day)

Maybe you’re not a pink kinda person. And I’m sorry. But the pink/red hues make my heart sing!

Top : Express (portofino)
Skirt: Chicwish
Shoes: Go Jane

xoxo

The Glam Greek