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Sweet n’raw’s Summer Prep: MAKE-UP

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Summer when it comes to make-up is all about new shades, new products and new looks. I’m always waiting for that moment, the moment when Chanel releases their nail polish collections so I can run out that door and buy them all! Since we are in the middle of our Summer Prep Guide, a little seasonal make-up round-up is in order. I’ve put together what you’ll need in order to pull-off the hottest beauty looks straight from last September’s runways and the hottest nail polish trends for you to rock with those itsy bitsy bikini numbers. Ready? Let’s start with the face!

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Dark & Smudged: Smoky eyes are part of our every weekend evening make-up routine, but dark & smudged isn’t about that at all, it’s about the messy under eye. You know, a bit grunge, the morning after kind of effect. What you’ll need:

  • L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner
  • Dior Show Black Out Mascara
  • Smudging brush from Sephora

Cobalt Eyes: I’m one of the first girls to be afraid with playing with a little eye shadow color, I usually go for neutrals and greys. But this season’s cobalt blue eyes, that I’m willing to try.

  • Sephora Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner in The Deep End
  • Nars Single Eye Shadow in Outremer

Weightless Foundation: With warm and sticky weather, heavy make-up is a big no no. It gets cakey and it melts down your face. That’s why you need to switch you regular foundation for a lighter one. I definitely recommend YSL’s Le Teinte Touche Eclat

Naked: The “I have makeup on but it looks like I don’t” look took the runways by storm. The keys? A tinted moisturizer, brow gel, a neutral palette and mascara, just a dab!

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Tinted Moisturizer
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics Eye Shadow Palette
  • Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel
  • Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener
  • Clinique Chubby Stick in Heaping Hazelnut

Berry & Matte: Forget about super glossy lips, this season is all about matte. Forget about neons and dark puckers, bright berry red is back!

  • Illamasqua lipstick in Box
  • YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in Rouge Rock
  • Smashbox Legendary lipstick in Legendary

Pop of pink: Eyes, cheeks, lips, nails, everything looks prettier in a hot shade of pink. And remember, fuchsia is one of the strongest colors for next Fall so you’ll be also getting a little ahead!

  • Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar in Yaoi
  • Stila Convertible Color in Fuchsia
  • Make up For Ever single eye shadow in Neon Pink
  • Stila After Glow Lip Color in Festive Fuchsia
  • Make uo For Ever Aqua Liner in Iridiscent Fuchsia

And that bag? You’ll definitely need a cuet one to put all that new stuff in it and to take it with you on your upcoming trips and vacations. Tory Burch is to blame for this cute Flamingo number.

NAIL SELs

Now that we are done with the face, it’s time for some nailporn. This are the hottes hues and brands you definitely need to add to your enamel collection. Check them out!

Naked fingers: Nude polish this season is as hot as it was on the S/S runways. Whether you go for a ballet pink, a shiny blush or a sandy beige, a neutral enamel is a must inside your nail polish drawer.

  • Faint of Heart, MAC
  • Lingerie, Guerlain
  • Nudite, Estee Lauder
  • Nude Beach, Bobbi Brown
  • Glints of Glinda, OPI

Precious metal: Metallic nails are everywhere! Gold, copper, silver, rose gold, almost every brand is carrying their metallic shades. Here are my favorites:

  • Or Pur, Kure Bazaar
  • Disco Inferno, NARS
  • Looks like rain dear, Sephora by OPI
  • Bubbly Gold, Lancome
  • Chaos, Estee Lauder

Mermaid tips: Deborah Lippmann did it first, the rest followed. And we thank them for that. Metallic teal or mermaid’s tail is the perfect Summer shade.

  • Viridian, Illamasqua
  • Azuré, Chanel
  • Mermaid’s Dream, Deborah Lippmann
  • Samba, Dior
  • I’m So Sari, Sephora by OPI

Summer Blues: Any shade or every shade of blue you can find and purchase is perfect for the warm season. I’m all about pastel blue, but Chanel’s Bel-Argus is to die for!

  • Havana Dreams, Sephora by OPI
  • Avenue Mantain, Essie
  • Bel-Argus, Chanel
  • Bleu Majorelle, YSL
  • Blue Blood, Estee Lauder

Candy Beach: Pastel season was definitely Spirng 2012, but why leave this powdery and pretty hues behind? Match your pink bikini to mint toes or lavender fingers. Lovely, eh?

  • Diorlisse Snow Pink, Dior
  • Botanical Gardens, Nails INC
  • Go Ginza, Essie
  • Sharks Yellow, Pierre Hardy for NARS
  • Blue Mint, Mavala

Happy Feet: Cheer those toes up with bright and vivid hues such as Emerald, Carrot Orange, Barbie Pink and Peach.

  • Parme Graffiti, YSL
  • Queen Victoria Street, Nails INC
  • Madison Ave-hue, Essie
  • Capeline, Dior
  • Sharplines Peach, Pierre Hardy for NARS

Fizzy Pink: As sweet and bubbly as a pink soda pop on a warm, Summer day. Rock a glittery pink this season, who doesn’t love pink?

  • Pink Rain Drops, Illamasqua
  • Arabesque, NARS
  • Mermaid’s Kiss, Deborah Lippmann
  • Princess, Dior
  • Narcissist, Estee Lauder

Bloody Summer: Dark nails for Summer? A bold and dramatic statement but one that looks gorgeous with a killer tan!

  • Berry Desire, Estee Lauder
  • Bordeaux Lust, Tom Ford
  • Lotus Rouge, Chanel
  • Black Honey, Clinique
  • Knees Up, Butter London

That’s a wrap for make-up, moving on to the healthy habits. Are you enjoying our Summer Prep Guide so far? Drop us a line!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Sephora, Selfridges, Harrod’s, Chanel

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NAIL FILES: Pretty in Pink

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Good evening, my sweet readers! I’m catching up as fast as I can with my posts and my articles and today, after more than a month without them, the Nail Files are back. Some people say Emerald is the color of the season (ok, Pantone said it), but I dare to disagree. This season, it’s all about pink. It doesn’t matter if you go for hot pink, baby or salmon, the important thing is taking advantage of the prettiest color from the bunch. That’s why I made a selection of the best shades of pink polish you can find right now. Keep those nails girly and pretty, keep ‘em pink!

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TUTU PINK

  1. Ballerina, Chanel Le Vernis
  2. Skin to Skin, ANNY
  3. East Hampton Cottage, Essie
  4. Rose Milk, Kure
  5. Before he cheats, Deborah Lippmann

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PEONY PINK

  1. It’s a Girl, OPI
  2. Poppy Art Pink, Essie
  3. Dear Diary, Sephora by OPI
  4. Wishful Pinking, Loreal
  5. Less is More, ANNY

flamingo pink

SALMON PINK

  1. Princess, Dior Vernis
  2. A Crewed Interest, Essie
  3. Rose Abstrait, YSL
  4. Frisson, Chanel le Vernis
  5. Kensington Place Gardens, Nails INC

rosey pink

ROSEY PINK

  1. Ballerina Pink, Estee Lauder
  2. Pink Crush, Tom Ford
  3. Mad Men, Estee Lauder
  4. Sakura, Kure
  5. Spaghetti Strap, Essie

macaron pink

MACARON PINK

  1. May, Chanel Le Vernis
  2. Seeing Pink Elephants, Sephora by OPI
  3. Chack-up, Essie
  4. Macaron, Kure
  5. Rosy Bow, Dior Vernis

barbie pink

BARBIE PINK

  1. Saint Germain, MAC
  2. Cascade Cool, Essie
  3. Harem, Illamasqua
  4. Pink of Hearts, OPI
  5. Brompton Place, Nails INC

raspberry pink

RASPBERRY PINK

  1. Rose Exuberant, Chanel Le Vernis
  2. Fuchsia Irresistible, Givenchy
  3. Anardana, Nars
  4. Fabulous, Kure
  5. Arm Candy, Sephora by OPI

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FUCHSIA

  1. Obsess, Illamasqua
  2. Paisley Martini, Scotch Minerals
  3. Secret Stash, Essie
  4. Passione, Dolce & Gabbana
  5. Ate Berries, OPI

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BLOODY PINK

  1. Graphic Berry, Dior Vernis
  2. Rose Boudoir, Lancome
  3. Keys to my Hybrid, Sephora by OPI
  4. Big Spender, Essie
  5. Fuchsia Cubiste, YSL

That’s a wrap for today’s post! And remeber, a girl can never have too many bottles of pink nail polish!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Selfridges, Chanel, Sephora, Essie, Asos

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Sweet n’Raw’s Christmas Gift Guide: L’AGENT PROVOCATEUR

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Good morning, my sweet readers! It’s almost X’mas and you really know what that means right? If you are not done with your gift list, it’s panic shopping time. But before you enter the impulse buying zone, let me help you with a few more present ideas. This is the last (this time I’m serious) post from our guide and so far, I have really enjoyed putting it together. Today we have a racier and sexier selection than the usual sugar dose you always get from me. But the name of my blog says it, I’m part sweet and part raw. So here’s a gift selection for the vampy friend we all have. The one that rocks red lips like no one else. The one who has a lingerie drawer bigger than her already extensive shoe closet. The one with the sheer and lace obsession. The one into feathers and leather. If you have an agent provocateur as a friend, sister or colleague, check out this list before going shopping for her gift!

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  1. Ornate jumper, Stella McCartney
  2. Nail polish selection (Dragon, Malice, Black Satin), Chanel Le Vernis
  3. Bra and knickers, Agent Provocateur
  4. Stud flats, Valentino
  5. Wild necklace, Lanvin
  6. Leather dress, Rag & Bone
  7. Biker gloves, Agent Provocateur
  8. Animal print bag, Pierre Hardy
  9. Casbah eau de parfum, Robert Piguet
  10. Gloss (Naivete) and lipstick (Black Orchid), Tom Ford
  11. Baroque black ring, Cavalli
  12. Goose & spike heels, Giuseppe Zanotti

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  1. Mesh embroidered bra and knickers, Topshop
  2. Nail polish selection (Rouge Andalou, Chinatown, Endless Night), Nars
  3. Belt black jumper, Romwe
  4. Leather notebook, Smythson
  5. Crossed flats, Asos
  6. Sheer dress, Miss Selfridge
  7. Velvet frame, Zara Home
  8. 61 lively red lipstick, Givenchy
  9. Stud mini bag, Zara
  10. Poison perfume, Dior
  11. Three stone ring, Dorothy Perkins
  12. Black stone necklace, Zara
  13. T-bar heels, Zara

That’s a wrap for our X’mas Gift Guide! I hope my ideas really helped you on your present quest!

Christmas is just 4 days away!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Zara, My Theresa, Selfridges, Polyvore, Topshop, Net-a-porter

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SUMMER GETWAYS 2012: The Party Princess (evening)

Finally Friday, my sweet readers! And Friday definitely calls for the perfect party outfit! That’s why today I wanted to give you a club ready ensemble, from the one and only Party Princess, our dear Jaime. This is the second post from the Summer Getaways series, evening round. So if you are at the gate, waiting for your Vegas flight while you are reading this, if Miami is what’s on the menu this weekend, if you intend to party till you drop, then you’ll need a killer look to get some serious heads turning your way. Colorful, shiny, bright and sexy, that’s all you need! Here’s what I came up with:

  • Sequin shorts are definitely a party girl’s best ally. Whether you go colored, silver or with embroidered details, it’s the best choice.
  • If you have a larger bottom, look for shorts with more coverage. Nude cheeks hanging out in the open are for Rap guys girlfriends.
  • I like to pair detailed garments with simple ones, to give them the attention they deserve. Go with a basic, sleeveless top. Avoid the necklace, you want all the attention on your legs and cheeks (lower cheeks).
  • There was a time when matching your purse to your shoes was a rule, my newest obsession is matching my purse to my top.
  • For jewelery, golden arm candy and a thin ring
  • For your nails, a sweet shade of pink to keep on with the colorful vibe

WHAT JAIME IS WEARING

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

There you go! Now you are ready to party, Vegas style!

Happy Friday! Sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: ASOS, Topshop, Selfridges, Lulu’s, Givenchy, Mango
 

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SUMMER GETAWAYS 2012: The Party Princess (beachwear)

Rise & shine, my sweet readers! The Summer Getaways are still happening and we are in the middle of our Beachwear round. I’m sure that if you are not on vacation already, you are planning the escape. Party Central destinations can only mean one thing: the fun is never over! And that’s definitely what our Party Princess is all about (click HERE to find more about her and the Summer Getaways). So if you chose a city where the party goes on all day long, if all you’ll be doing is sip cocktails and attend pool parties at noon, if you need to rock the pool party scene, if you are heading out to Ibiza, Miami or Las Vegas, then let Jaime show you how to do it! Here’s what she would wear and how she would wear it:

  • Mixing and matching a leopard bikini top and a scarf print bottom can be a bold move, but it certainly works.
  • Silk, boyfriend shirts are an alternative to your classic kaftan or beach cover-up
  • A pool party look will never be complete without a killer pair of sunnies
  • Paint your toes and fingers with colors as bright and as bold as your ensemble
  • PVC totes are great beach companions: chic, practical and obviously, plastic!

WHAT JAIME IS WEARING

For all the details on this look, go to FASHIOLISTA

There you go! Ready for the pool party and the umbrella cocktails? I hope this was useful to you and if you are into groovy holiday destinations, tomorrow the Free Spirit will be on the spot!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Net-a-porter, Nars, ASOS, River Island, Endless.com, Romwe
 

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NAIL FILES: Under the sea…

Well hello, hello my sweet readers! Fashion Week has been driving me (and you) crazy with excitement, new trends, runways and more, up to the point were I am starting to feel a little overwhelmed right now. What better way loosen up a bit than with a beauty break. The nail files are back with a splash! That’s right, one of the biggest trends on the Spring 2012 runways was the underwater world (Versace, Lanvin, Stella just to name a few). Naturally, our nails have to get trendy as well. Here today, a sea inspired, nail polish post! Enjoy!

Right this way smiles a mermaid…

  • Mermaid’s Dream, Deborah Lippmann
  • Turquoise & Caicos, Essie
  • Teal Topaz, Estée Lauder
  • Go on Green, OPI

In labyrinths of coral caves…

  • Girls just want to have fun, Deborah Lippmann
  • Tart Deco, Essie
  • Distraction, Chanel Le Vernis
  • Flamingo Coral, TOPSHOP

All the more a pair of underwater pearls…

  • Birthday Babe, OPI
  • Pearly Queen, Butter London
  • White Gold, YSL La Laque
  • Pure Pearlfection, Essie

I believe in the sand beneath my toes…

  • Believe, Deborah Lippmann
  • Did you ear about Van Gogh?, OPI
  • Sand Tropez, Essie
  • Iced Frappe, Ciaté

Across the water, across the deep blue ocean…

  • On the Beach, Deborah Lippmann
  • Muse, Illamasqua
  • Fly, OPI
  • Go Overboard, Essie

I’d like to be under the sea, in an octopus’s garden…

  • Forget-me-not, Dior Vernis
  • Poker Face, NARS
  • Playdate, Essie
  • Violette Coquette, Lancome

I’m dying to try out each and every one of this beachy shades. What’s your favorite one?

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofía Alanis
Photos: Google

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The City Blonde presents… THE GIFT GUIDE

Well hello, hello my sweet readers! As I am getting ready for my winter escape to my beloved mexican beaches and our lovely Charlotte won Sweet’n’Raw’s first giveaway, I am delivering to you the third gift guide for this holiday season. This time is all about what our gorgeous city blonde wants and desires. Remeber her? If you don’t CLICK HERE to meet this sophisticated, concrete jungle diva.

The City Blonde, otherwise known as Countess Winston, is more versatile than a jukebox. She’s into books but she’s also into parties. She actually understands and loves poetry (most of us mortals don’t) but she is also part of the Brunch Mimosa Abuse programme. So let’s see what this New Yorker in the making wrote on her letter to Santa!

  1. Deborah Lippmann’s Billionaire, Call me irresponsible, Satin Doll and Just walk away Renee: The perfect hues for the perfect city girl! Talk about making a statement with your nails!
  2. Michael Kors neoprene laptop case: Why not add some chic and color to your laptop cover, courtesy of Mr. Kors
  3. Cambridge Satchel Company blue satchel: A satchel is perfect for running around the city, choose one in a flashy color!
  4. Chanel Nº19 perfume: A powerful perfume for a powerful city lady!
  5. YSL Arty ring: Do you have yours? If not, now’s the time.
  6. Steve Madden MADEE leopard slippers: Slipper and leopard, two words that together make the perfect combo! Comfortable yet stylish! So New York.
  7. Nars “Funny Face” lipstick: Brighten your pucker and brighten your day with this exquisite and creamy lip color by the makeup master, François Nars
  8. Paris vs. New York by Vahram Muratyan: Now there’s one book that has to be in every New Yorker’s coffee table.
  9. Steve Madden SHASHAYY bootie in Taupe Nubuck: Cruisin’ the street with style!
  10. Benefit Cha Cha tint:get blushy, get happy!
  11. Sequin black mini dress: Get spotted and turn some heads over on New Year’s Eve with this flashy and plunging neckline dress. Now that’s what I call cleavage.

Three down, one more to go! Tomorrow I shal give you the Jet-set Junkie and for all you guys out there (in case you stumble into this fashion blog with a pastel substance abuse), I will be posting something for the lads as well!

13 days till X-mas

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Photos, wallpaper and frame: Google

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