Leather and Leopard

Attention all vegans, wait before you scream at me,  it is faux leather. Ok now that we have that settled, the combination of the patterns and textures make a unique and interesting look. I decided to pair this leopard lace up bodycon dress from New York & Company with a faux leather and gold clutch and two fashion jewelry bracelets with pearls both from Charming Charlie; a store of which I have a small addiction.

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Charming Charlie clutch

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Breakdown of my makeup look:

M.A.C. Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow: Amberluxe on my eyes

M.A.C. False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara

Laini Cosmetics Haute Right Now on cheeks and as highlighter

Laini Cosmetics The Brows Have It

M.A.C. Pro Longwear Lip Pencil In Control

Sisley Phytotwist Baby 

Laini Cosmetics makeup

This week is Thanksgiving and I want to wish you all a very wonderful and safe holiday! Please take a moment to Check out these places where you can donate and volunteer this year for those in need during the holidays.

Behind the Scenes- Photo Shoot featuring Naveda Couture and Laini Cosmetics

The Fall and Winter season is my absolute favorite when it comes to fashion and beauty trends. This week I had the privilege of styling a photo shoot featuring the gorgeous designs by Naveda Couture paired with the stunning makeup collection by Laini Cosmetics. Both of these local brands are setting the trends not following them.

Designer and Creative Director of Naveda Couture, Amy Devan modeled three distinct looks from her collection while Laini Bianculli, Chief Creative & Image Director of Laini Cosmetics created three striking makeup looks to complement the fashion pieces. From natural to glamorous, day to night these beautiful fall/winter styles will definitely turn heads this season! Enjoy a sneak peek of the behind the scenes of our fabulous shoot.

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I’m wearing a Max Mara faux fur vest, Topshop black and white sweater, Velvet turban Etsy Alternate Normality, with faux leather and suede leggings from H&M.

Laini created a custom bespoke foundation for Amy- focusing on radiant, healthy looking skin with defined brows and lips. It can be challenging to find the right shade of foundation. It is not unheard of to need two different shades that need to be blended when purchasing from a store. Laini’s custom foundation matches your skin to perfection without having to combine any other products and for all skin tones and concerns as she infuses skin care with the makeup. As a result, Amy’s skin was flawless and slightly glowing as there is a subtle luminescence in the mixture. To highlight her eyes, Prime Time Eye & Lip Primer was applied to her lids. The Brows Have It palette is a must when defining and filling in the brows. Liquid Shimmer was applied lightly just under the brows to create a highlight effect. Haute Right Now and Nude Ambition palettes were applied as well to add to the youthful and fresh faced look. Cameo liner, Parisienne lipstick, and Love fest lipgloss created a soft nude pink lip.

Laini Cosmetics

Laini Cosmetics

Laini Cosmetics

Laini Cosmetics

The spectacular apricot Naveda Couture kaftan with gold embellishments around the neckline needed a complimentary color palette without matching perfectly. Laini decided on a peach lip to compliment Amy’s yellow undertone in her skin and golden shadow to bring out the gold in the jeweled detail of the dress. Both Haute Right Now and Nude Ambition palettes were applied along with Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight by Becca. To finish this look, Laini added M.A.C. creamy lipstick in Shy Girl.

Laini Cosmetics

Laini Cosmetics

Laini Cosmetics

For the final look and most glamorous- perfect for a night out or event, Laini decided to add false lashes for extra drama. Laini’s gorgeous Moonlight lashes were applied and accentuated with Black Caviar Gel Liner. Touchy Feely palette, Ballerina Bronze Blush & Bronzer Duet, and Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector by Becca were applied to Amy’s eyes and cheeks. Red Carpet Lip Palette was the finishing touch- a classic bright red lip!

Laini Cosmetics

Laini Cosmetics

Laini Cosmetics

The complete looks will be featured on Stylewithlaini.com tomorrow, please stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

Metallic Lipstick Trend

I know that Halloween is fast approaching and I am not suggesting break out the holiday decorations as seen in many stores around the country… But it is a good idea to start thinking about holiday gift shopping. The mad last minute rush can be stressful. Laini Cosmetics just released brand new lip products that are sure to make the perfect stocking stuffer gift, or a treat for yourself!

Laini Bianculli, Founder of Laini Cosmetics will debut her gorgeous “Wine Not” lip palette with three berry lip shades at an upcoming wine tasting event which you are cordially invited!

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Her single lipstick collection include an array of striking metallics that are sure to dazzle at any holiday party. Metallics are always on trend for fall and winter. The formula remains the same, rich vitamin E and floral vanilla. Make sure to snap one up or add to your Christmas list!

metallic lipstick

Photo credit: photobucket.com

silver shadow lipstick

silver shadow lipstick

this time baby lipstick

this time baby lipstick

night fever lipstick

night fever lipstick

I want your love lipstick

I want your love lipstick

more than a woman lipstick

more than a woman lipstick

 

Capes for Fall

Every year I add another blazer to my growing collection. This year I decided to modify the look and embrace a continued trend, the cape. I found one that I absolutely love at Lulu’s and featured last week as part of my fall fashion staples. The length and the fit sets this cape apart from the rest. On a recent trip to New Hope, I stayed and covered the gorgeous Wedgwood Inn, which will be live later this week.

The day was beautiful and typical for fall, crisp air, sunny, and perfect cape weather. I paired it with my vintage Kenny Rogers concert tee and lysse leggings. Since I planned on walking throughout the town, I wore my favorite pair of comfortable shoes, lace-up oxfords.

Ashley Basla

Ashley Basla

Ashley Basla

My makeup was simple, accentuating my eyes with the silver shadow in the Haute Right Now palette by Laini Cosmetics (available for pre order- [email protected]).

Ashley Basla

Photo credits- Amy Weil

 

New Laini Cosmetics Fall Makeup

I am so excited to share with you these new products. Laini Cosmetics is always on the cutting edge of style and beauty. Each product is more effective and beautiful than the next. Fall officially begins in just two weeks, be ready with these brand new fall makeup products!

Laini Cosmetics is introducing five new matte lipsticks in gorgeous autumn hues that range from bold to subtle, in the same creamy and luxurious formula. Each lipstick is highly pigmented, long lasting, moisturizing, and scented with floral vanilla. Lips are smooth, hydrated, and delicious.

fall collection lipsticks

In addition to offering full coverage foundation in both hi def and custom (by appointment), Laini Cosmetics is introducing a Mousse Foundation. A cream to powder, velvety texture that evens skin tone and leaves you looking radiant and flawless!

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Make sure to contact [email protected] to pre-order these brand new Fall makeup products!

Off the Shoulder

The off the shoulder look, thankfully is here to stay as one of fall’s biggest fashion trends. It is such a flattering, fun, chic way to add a little flair to a plain look. Whether it is a top or a classic lbd, the shoulder detail is sweet and sexy.

I purchased this entire look well within budget, which is always an exciting feat. I paired this Nicole Miller dress with a black and white vegan clutch from Target. I kept the the look simple and added a pair of silver cascade earrings from Charming Charlie.

Since dying my hair red I have avoided the sun like the plague to prevent unnecessary fading. As a result, I am paler than ever. To add a little color to my face, I applied the gorgeous and shimmering eyeshadow, blush, and bronzer from the Bronze Goddess palette by Laini Cosmetics. I added the Liquid Shimmer to the center of my lips to add depth and fullness.

Laini Cosmetics makeup

Wendy Buiter

Fabulous illustration by International Artist, Wendy Buiter

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Upcoming Event- Featuring Laini Cosmetics and Paula Hian

I am so excited for this upcoming event! Laini Cosmetics and Paula Hian are collaborating for a special beauty meets fashion event.

Laini Bianculli will be demonstrating how to properly apply bronzer and let’s be honest that is quite the skill! It can feel intimidating to apply bronzer if you are not sure where or how to do so. Laini’s gorgeous collection of brand new bronzing products are perfect for creating that sun kissed glow without any streaking. Laini offers a special curated collection, Beaches & Cream that has all of the bronzing products you will need for this summer and all year round- a must have to add to your makeup collection!

In the past, I had the pleasure of interviewing Paula Hian on her process, inspiration, and collections. She continues to create classic, timeless pieces with a unique and deft hand. Her new collection integrates geometric shapes and utilizes black and white color schemes.

Laini Cosmetics Brand Beauty

Thank you to the very talented International Artist, Wendy Buiter for this gorgeous custom art piece! Laini Cosmetics “Brand Beauty” featured wearing Paula Hian design.

Both women will be offering a giveaway that you do not want to miss. Join us for an evening out filled with laughter, drinks, and of course fashion and beauty!

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Dining with Divas Black Tie Awards Gala

Dining with Divas

Over the weekend, I attended the Black Tie Awards Gala by Dining with Divas to kick off Mother’s Day weekend at the home of Carolyn Smith, the beautiful mother of Actor, Will Smith. His sister Ellen, is a warm hearted, loving, philanthropic woman who has dedicated her life to giving back especially to mothers. Every year Carolyn’s mansion is the location for Ellen’s Dining with Divas events. When I spoke to Ellen on Saturday I was so moved and touched by her dedication, my eyes began to swell with tears. She explained to me that once she gave birth to her child she found herself contemplating the “what ifs” of life. One of which was, “what if I was in a shelter?” All mothers should be celebrated even if they do not have the means. This year the Black Tie Awards benefited women and their families in transition from homeless shelters and domestic violence and abuse shelters.

Ellen Smith founded Dining with Divas with the purpose of giving back through the community through events that pamper, educate, entertain, and empower. Since 2004, Ellen has made it her mission to use her resources to create a “one stop shop” for moms and children to share a wonderful day together including exciting musical performances, guest appearances, delicious food, and family fun. The “Mother’s Day Signature” event has welcomed and entertained hundreds of attendees over the years and is a joyous occasion that is looked forward to all year round.

Ellen Smith

Cory, Carolyn, Ellen, Kyle Smith

Carolyn Smith Mansion

Carolyn Smith Mansion

Carolyn Smith Mansion

Carolyn Smith Mansion

The honorees of the night and award recipients included, Charisse R. Lillie, Vice President of Community Investment at Comcast Corporation, Grammy nominated singer Jazmine Sullivan, Communications Professional Dyana Williams and one part of the R & B Soul group Kindred, Aja Grayon.

Dining with Divas

Dyana Williams, Charisse Lillie, Ellen Smith, Aja Grayon, and Jazmine Sullivan

Ellen has donated her time to Laurel House and for the past twelve years she has opened The Mansion to mothers who may not ordinarily be able to celebrate Mother’s Day. The Mother’s Day Fashion Show and Brunch event (held the following day) provides poolside massages and vendors to make sure that all moms are celebrated and pampered no matter their situation.

Ellen Smith

Betsey Kilkenny

Betsy Kilkenny, Director of Fund Development at Laurel House

I met some truly special people at this event including Nikki Bagby, Outreach Supervisor Medicaid/CHIP/Healthy at United Healthcare. Nikki has been attending Ellen’s events for years. Instantly, I knew she was a kind soul, one that I felt happy just meeting. Also, as this is a lifestyle website, I would be remiss if I did not mention Nikki’s hair and makeup, which was absolutely stunning!

Nikki Bagby

Nikki Bagby

I wore a cap sleeve Calvin Klein black gown with Nina heels. My makeup was simple and bronzed as I applied Laguna Beach bronzer (coming soon) and Liquid Shimmer by Laini Cosmetics. My lipstick was bold and bright. Wearing Funny Face by NARS.

Ashley Basla

Ashley Basla

Ashley Basla

Please visit the Dining with Divas website to see how you can contribute to the inspirational efforts of this organization.

Wendy Buiter- How-to Create the perfect Spring Beauty Look

As you have seen on previous articles, Wendy Buiter is an extraordinary artist, a talented International Illustrator who has created several custom pieces specifically for Sugarpeel. Wendy is also a Makeup Artist and today she shows us how-to create a beautiful Spring makeup look using Laini Cosmetics!
For this Spring Make-up Look I used Laini Cosmetics Camera Ready primer followed by the Like Magic corrector quad foundation primer under my eyes and covering the darks around my nose. Then I used the BB Cream in light, which has a really nice texture. It feels so soft and spreads out very evenly.
I shaped my face with the Cream Contour Palette using the lightest (first from the left from the upper row) on my forehead and chin and the lightest-dark (first from the left lower row) right under my cheekbones.
The second color from the left from the upper row for my eyelid and the third from the left, middle row I made the crease shade using the Nude Ambition palette.
I curled my lashes. I believe this is an absolute must before applying mascara! *For an evening look I recommend using Laini Cosmetics false lashes, which are just perfect. They look natural, but also make the eyes pop. Followed by the Inkjet Eyeliner pen.
Wendy Buiter

I used the Black Intense Lash Mascara. It has a very small brush so I could easily reach all lashes. I applied the ballerina pink color from the Bronzer Duet for blushing my cheeks. I applied the lipliner Cherish from the Classic Lip Collection (coming soon) to totally color in my lips, not just the lines, but the complete lips. This makes the color very long lasting. On top of that I used the Hot Lips (coming soon) lipgloss.

I loved all of my Laini Cosmetics make-up! It stayed perfectly during the whole day AND evening. My favorite product is the eyeshadow I used on my eyelids, it has a beautiful shimmer. The BBCream is just perfect as well!

Wendy Buiter

Wendy Buiter

Purple lips

Feeling adventurous? Bored with your everyday makeup? Try wearing Laini Cosmetics purple lipstick in Bitchy. Oo that was catchy, it sounded like a cheesy commercial. Anyway, I wanted to change up my usual suspects of lipstick and try something new. In order to pull off this color with my new haircut I made sure to apply my BB cream, which is slightly warmer to add a bronzed look to my face. I kept my eyes simple with a shimmering golden light brown shade in the Independent palette from Laini Cosmetics. My cheeks were pink as I applied Ballerina Bronze just to the apples of my cheeks. I wore a blue outfit to complement the cool undertone in the purple lipstick.

Ashley

 

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