This week Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting Fashion Flash. She is such an amazing resource. Recently she posted about the plus size bikini dubbed the” Fatkini” by its designer and a new series from Stacy London on Plus Size Shopping. I was also impressed by her report on a recent study that showed women were 60% more likely to buy clothing when it was worn by a model whose body type was similar to their own.
And when you have finished clicking through all the great Fashion Flash sites, take a look at Crazy Busy Beauty by Carmindy Acosta. She is the make-up artist on What Not To Wear and I have to admit I’m a little to addicted to makeover shows so its very tempting to actually buy a book to follow along. Crazy Busy Beauty is packed with little tips to crank up your make-up routinue. For example Carmindy offers seven quick party looks including Hollywood Glamour ( black liner and red cheeks) and Romantic ( rose lips and cheeks plus soft brown eye shadow). I followed her advice to use sheer stains rather than darker lippies, and apply eye liner before mascara. She also offers seasonal tips like a dusting of gold shadow for summer and a matte eye shadow if the skin on the eye is less than smooth.
Every five years or so I get convinced to have my make-up done at a counter and then buy too much stuff. I tend to wear it for the next few years gradually abandoning all but the basic steps. Rather than giving me another big plan to follow, Carmindy offers short quick tips that crank up my make-up with minimal effort or cost. For example to make my make-up more summery I’ve traded my favorite wine lipstick for a sheer coral gloss and my tawny blusher for a fresher, lighter pink. Crazy Sexy Beauty is especially full of tips for women over 40