Archive | August, 2010

Favorite Emmy Looks

31 Aug

We’re no Joan Rivers, but we like to see what people choose to wear to awards shows. And by people, we mean the ladies. From sparkly dresses to great hair and makeup, it’s fun to see how everyone is styled for the big night.

We decided to pick out our favorite looks from the 2010 Emmys.

Lea Michele – “Glee”

Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

Claine Danes,  “Temple Grandin”

Heather Morris, “Glee”

Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”

Kelly Osbourne, “E! Fashion Police” host

What were your favorite Emmy looks?

xo,

Red & Pants

Public Service Announcement

31 Aug

Welcome ladies (and Adam Lambert-wannabes) who are reading this blog thanks to the amazing MTV TJ Finalist Super Star Lady Gaga Fan John Thrasher.

If you’re not reading this blog because of Bejohnce, then you need to go to his blog ASAP. For serious. He doesn’t talk about makeup (booo!), but he talks about other fun stuff (Pop culture! Tennis! Apple products!)

JohnThrasher.net

That is all.  Thank you!

xo,

Red & Pants

Friday Poll Results – Nail Color

30 Aug

The poll results are in and the nail polish colors of choice are nudes.  Nude colors have their time and place, perhaps a job interview, a wedding, or if you have a cooking show.

Us Glimmer and Shimmer girls happen to think nude nail colors are BORING. We tend to go for something a little more vibrant.  No worries though, we do occasionally wear nude colors so here are our favorites.

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Friday Poll!

27 Aug

It’s time for our second Friday poll! This week’s topic is nail polish colors. Again, whatever wins this week’s poll will be the topic of Monday’s post. Have at it!

xo,

Red & Pants

What can brown do for you?

26 Aug

Brown eyeshadow is universally flattering. It can make blue and green eyes pop, and dark shadow makes brown eyes look warmer. You can go natural or dramatic with brown, and it’s an easy shade to wear when you can’t decide what other color to wear.

That being said, today we’re going to talk about our favorite browns.

We’ve talked about the Urban Decay Naked Palette before, but we’re talk about it again because it’s AMAZING. And we know, it’s sold out at Urban Decay and Sephora, but Macy’s had it for a split second. From what we can tell, it’s not going to be a limited edition so you just need to be patient, and sign up to be notified when it’s back in stock. Trust us, it’s worth it.

Some of the browns in this palette are exclusives (Sidecar, Buck, Darkhorse and Hustle), but Half Baked, Smog and Toasted can all be purchased alone.

Pants’ thoughts on the Naked Palette: Smog is one of my favorites It’s a shimmery, coppery brown that I’ve gotten lots of compliments on, and really looks nice with my blue eyes.

Red’s thoughts on the Naked Palette: The Naked Palette gives you so many options.  You can be as subtle or as dramatic as you want to be. All of the colors work so well together.  I have to say that I am a super fan of Sidecar and Darkhorse.  I’ve been wearing them together a lot lately.

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Fall Nail Colors

25 Aug

It’s getting to be that time of year again where we switch out the bright colors of summer to the darker colors of fall.

Red’s Favorites:

I have three colors I absolutely love and are heavily used in my fall/winter nail looks.  The first is Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI. It’s a fabulous dark purple that is so dark it almost looks black.

The second is I’m with Brad by Sephora by OPI.  I love a dark burgundy for fall, and I’m with Brad is the perfect shade of burgundy.

The third is Up All Night by China Glaze.  I think there is nothing more classy and chic than a navy nail.  This polish is a great shade of navy that has the right amount of shimmer to it.

Now a color I haven’t tried, but plan on adding to my fall color palette very soon is Sephora by OPI in Dating the Drummer.  It’s a very shimmery walnut color.

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Ruby red lips

24 Aug

Friday’s poll ended with a tie between red lipstick and bronzer. Yesterday we featured a post on how to do bronzer, and today we’ll help out with how to do red lips without looking like you’re a member of a high school show choir or flag corps.

We have a few red lipstick heros who rock the look not only on special occasions, but everyday with t-shirts and jeans.

Liz Lee, star of MTV’s show “My Life As Liz”

Liz is queen of the nerd herd. The “popular” girls on her school picked on her. But those bleach blondes have nothing on this fiery redhead. Liz proves you can wear a Star Wars t-shirt and still wear red lipstick.

Gwen Stefani of No Doubt/ solo artist/fashion designer extraordinaire

When we think of red lipstick, we automatically think of Gwen Stefani. Whether she’s rocking with the boys or glamming it up solo, Gwen’s makeup is always flawless, and she can pull off red lipstick like a 1920s movie star. Fingers crosses that she’ll expand her perfume line into a makeup line!

Christina Hendricks of Mad Men

OK, we may be slightly biased toward redheads. But they look great in all shades of red lipstick.

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