Saturday, March 9, 2013

Beauty 101: Glamour Galore

Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev is one my favorite beauty inspirations because of her soft look. I love that she goes simple with her hair and make-up, but still stands out. The look above is Nina's Oscars 2013 look which was full of glamour  shimmer, and bold lashes. A look like Nina's is perfect for the upcoming prom season, military balls, and any other special occasions  All you need to recreate the look is foundation,  nude lip color, a bronzer, black eyeliner, silver/grey eyeshadow, black eyeshadow, mascara (optional: false lashes), a highlight color, and a shadow matching your eyebrows. 
  1. Being with a clean face and apply foundation and concealer as necessary. 
  2. Take the bronzer and couture it into the hollows of your cheeks to your temples. Be sure to couture and blend well.
  3. Apply a highlight to your brow bone and take it all the way down in an outward angle to your crease.
  4. Apply a grey/silver eyeshadow to your lower lids. Blend the color out into your crease.
  5. Take the black shadow and with a light hand blend it into your crease in a "V" shape that creates a slight cat eye. Blend lightly until you achieve your desired amount of shadow.
  6. Take the grey/silver shadow and with an eyeliner brush, sweep against your lower lashline creating a thin line.
  7. Fill in your eyebrows with a matching eyeshadow color in light, short strokes.
  8. Take your eyeliner and create a medium line on your outer lash line , then appley 2-3 coats of mascara and add false lashes if desired.
  9. Apply a nude lipstick or gloss to finish the make-up look.
Nina Dobrev
Now that you have Nina's gorgeous make-up look, her simple ponytail is a must! All you need to recreate her ponytail is a ponytail holder, a brush, bobby pins. and a product that will slick your hair back into the ponytail.
  1. Begin by brush all your hair back into a ponytail at the center of your head. Use the brush to add a bit of a poof in the front. 
  2. Secure the ponytail with the ponytail holder. Make sure it is not secured too tightly, but not too loosely.
  3. Use bobby pins to secure any loose hair.
  4. Take a section of the hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the ponytail holder and secure it with a bobby pin.
  5. The hair look is now complete.
Are you attending any special events soon?


  1. I totally agree with you that she is the bomb! I would love to do a high pony tail one of these days! My ears might stick out a little too much for my taste! Hehe!!

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  2. Nice article! Nina always looks good i love her! :)

  3. She has such delicate features, I like the smoky eyes and contoured cheeks :)

  4. Awesome pics! Have a nice weekend:)

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  7. She´s so pretty and I really like her make-up in these pics!

  8. She's stunning, the hair is amazing and the makeup is beautiful great blog :)

  9. simple yet stunning look....minimal makeup is the key here...and ofcors the outfit matters too...why dont u try out this site called Dealtz...fine collection, regular discounts

  10. Such a fabulous How-To to such a stunning look! Wonderful post love!
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  11. amazing outfit the dress is so beautiful...fabulous!


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