I want to let you know that I am taking a break from doing beauty and fashion content for a while. As I stated on my Instagram, I am no longer going to be doing beauty videos on YouTube; it was a difficult decision but one that was necessary.
I’ve been a lover of all things beauty and fashion since I was a young child and that is something that will never change! I still intend to keep up with this blog just as soon as I can. I am currently working on “figure friendly” food projects which is taking up the majority of my time.
Please be sure to keep in touch–I’m still very much active on Instagram, username:@NancyValentino) and my foodie IG: @FigureFriendlyFoodie
It’s no secret that I’m vintage obsessed! I especially love the vamps from the silent film era. With the autumn season comes cooler weather and with the cooler weather comes–darker makeup looks–aka: my inner vamp.
Unfortunately I was unable to snap photos of my outfit however, I wanted to at least show you how I’ve been styling my hair lately as well as my makeup.
My current hairstyle is obviously Veronica Lake inspired. So Old Hollywood but I like incorporating vintage inspire hair and makeup with modern outfits (as seen with my leather jacket)
On Lips: Revlon-Va Va Violet
I’ve been loving Revlon’s Va Va Violet lipstick, you will be seeing this lipstick featured in a video soon.
Today I bring you yet another transitional outfit idea that’s pretty simple. I styled this outfit around the star of the show, Russian Red by MAC–yes a lipstick.
I don’t like to invest too much into “transitional” pieces because it seems like the weather is really only “transitioning” for 3 weeks or so. Instead, I like working with basic pieces–like you see here. A simple lightweight cream top, denim shorts, nude pumps and for that little something, I added a leopard print skinny bow belt. These are all pieces I’ve owned for MANY seasons.
Simple, to the point and as I like to call it–modem meets classic.
Even though it’s not officially Fall, I’ve been finding myself gravitating toward “comfort” type foods lately. I’ve officially busted out my beloved crock pot and have been using it once a week.
Hearty” and “comfort” foods have a rep for being un-healthy and fattening…not my recipes! They are all hearty, satisfying yet completely figure friendly. Speaking of which, check out my Pizza Casserole below– which is perfect for Autumn & Winter.
The weather was absolutely stunning this past Saturday–it truly felt like a crisp, cool Fall day. Despite feeling a cold coming on, I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful day and glam it up a bit.
I finally got to break out the jeans–I haven’t worn pants in months! *lol* To celebrate the transition into the Fall season, I went with this green and black geometic print top and a vampy lip. Right now I am embracing makeup techniques and prints from the past and implementing them into a more modern look–mainly from the 1920′s, 30′s & 40′s are my main source of inspiration.
I paired the look with green geometric inspired earrings and a pair of skinny jeans for a casual look.
As you can see, I’m still loving Black Cherry lipstick by Revlon, it’s such a versatile lipstick and as you can see, I don’t have to be wearing all black or just neutrals to have it work for me. I have been getting a lot of feedback of my viewers/ readers not being able to find this in the drugstore, don’t forget, you can buy it online– find ithere & here!
I went with a mid tone brown smokey eye for a bit of drama on the eyes
This lipstick needed it’s own blog post. As many of you may know, I’m not someone who is “trendy”. I can’t wear high waisted denim shorts, high low dresses or studs–it just feels…awkward to me! I feel so “me” with pearls, art deco prints and red lips.
Lately I’ve become obsessed with Revlon’s Black Cherry lipstick. I bought it a few weeks ago because I has been craving a deeper red, something more on the vampy side for Fall. I love the formula of Revlon’s lipsticks. While web surfing, I came across this mini article on my new found love and you can imagine my surprise when I saw this online:
It’s funny because I when I first applied this color to my lips, I thought–how very Claire Danes circa 1994, (around her My So-Called Life days–LOVED that show!)
This lipstick can work for a classic look with an LBD…
I also used this lip color in my Boardwalk Empire inspired look and since then, I’ve been only wearing outfits that compliment this lipstick. Literally–everyday! If you’re looking for a bold, vampy & affordable lipcolor, you HAVE to try Black Cherry by Revlon–a MUST HAVE for me this Fall & Winter!