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September 22, 2016
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Trendy Thursdays ~ Makeup Tips and Tricks That Every Woman Should Know

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Are you a makeup enthusiast who is always looking for tips and tricks to make your makeup last longer or look better? Depending on their beauty routines, women have different ways of applying makeup and making it last longer. Here are some tips that might come in handy during makeup application:

Turn eye pencil into gel formula

Hold your eye pencil over a flame for a second and let it cool for a while – at least 15 seconds. Once you do this, its consistency will change, making it easier to apply. The newly made gel formula is smudgy, meaning that it will glide easily on your skin.

Cover eyelids with white liner

Do you want to make your eyelids pop? Make sure that you use white eyeliner after applying sheer eye shadow. Run the white eyeliner over your whole eyelid to make the eye makeup look more colorful. It's opaque consistency intensifies eye shadow, making it pop immediately against your skin.

Use a spoon for the perfect winged liner

Hold the spoon's stem against the outer corner of your eye then draw a straight line. Turn the spoon over and make sure that it hugs your eyelid then use its rounded outer edge to make the perfect winged effect. Who knew that a spoon could be used in makeup application?

Use a spoon to prevent mascara from covering your eyelid

As you hug the spoon to your eye, apply your mascara as you usually do. As you sweep the wand against your eyelashes, you will notice black smudges on the back of the spoon, not your skin. If you do not use the spoon, you might get mascara on your skin and end up wiping your eyelid makeup when trying to remove it.

Use saline solution to make flaky mascara wet

You are supposed to use mascara for 3 months only. If you extend your usage for longer, it can collect bacteria and cause eye infections; this is not worth it, so you need to replace yours frequently. If your mascara dries up within the 3-month time period, you can rewet it using a saline solution.

Just a few drops of this solution will be enough to bring your mascara back to life.

Heat your curler with a hair dryer

Do you want your eyelashes to curl more easily? Blowing hot air from your hair dryer to the eyelash curler will allow your lashes to curl faster and stay that way longer. This technique works the same way a curling iron uses heat to hold a curl.

Hit the curler with a blast of heat from your dryer until it warms up. Let it cool for a few seconds to avoid burning yourself and clamp down on your eyelids. Curl your lashes the way you usually do and they will remain curled for longer.

Use a bobby pin to apply eyelash glue

The tip of a bobby pin can apply eyelash glue to the base of your false eyelashes evenly. Give it a few seconds to get tacky then apply the lashes onto your eyelids. Of course, you can use your hands to apply the glue, but the results might not be as good.

Conceal dark circles by creating a triangle

If you have a habit of dotting concealer beneath your eyes, you should consider applying it in a triangular formation. The base of the triangle should start beneath your lashes and point to the bottom of your cheek. Creating this shape will hide any redness at the sides and bottom of your eyes.

Moreover, it creates an instant illusion that your face is lifted because the brightness is the most intense below your eye.

Blot your face with clean toilet seat covers

If you are in a bind and do not have any blotting papers, you can use toilet seat covers. As disgusting as it sounds, toilet seat covers and blotting paper are made from the same material. Therefore, it can help to soak up the excess oil on your face.

If you follow the above tips when applying makeup, the application process will be a lot easier. Moreover, you can save money by adding saline solution to flaky mascara.

July 13, 2016
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Wearable Wednesdays ~ Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie + Macy's

As a stylist, there are movies that definitely embody a distinct style perspective. On the heels of the much anticipated Absoutely Fabulous: The Movie, you're invited to a fun event taking place at Macy's Herald Square NY, NY. Pats and Eddy are not only charming but have a style all their own as they go through life from one adventure to the next. You'll see the newest looks from I.N.C. which are inspired by the movie while enjoying treats, mini-makeovers, and complimentary French Twists. Macy's is bringing this shopping party tomorrow on Thursday, July 14, 6pm and is a free event for you and your friends to attend. For more details on what's taking place, you can visit Macy's Events Hub.

Whether you swing by tomorrow or not, I will be live-tweeting (via @accessoryexpert) this event to give you a peek on what's happening, as . Stay in the loop by checking Twitter, Instagram, Facebook via #AbFabStyle and @Macys.

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy's; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

February 29, 2016
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Mode Mondays ~ Oscars Red Carpet, 2016

Lady Gaga stunned on the Oscar red carpet last night with this dramatic pant suit in white.

February 28, 2016
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Style Sundays ~ The Academy Awards, 2016

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Awards Season culminates in the major awards night, The Academy Awards which presents the Oscars to its deserving recipients. Who doesn't love watching the numerous red carpet telecasts of choice, thinking of who will wear what and more?

In addition the night will have a number of presenters, featured guests and performers whih include: Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, Jacob Tremblay, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Andy Serkis, J.K. Simmons, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon.

As always, I love weighing in on who is winning what award by sharing who I predict. Throughout the night it will be updated to who won and we'll see how many I correctly guessed!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year_old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace the Serpent, Colombia

Mustang, France

Son of Saul, Hungary

Theeb, Jordan

A War, Denmark

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay

Shok

Stutterer

DOCUMENTARY – SHORT SUBJECT

Body Team 12

Chan, Beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Last Day of Freedom

SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay's Super Team

We Can't Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

ANIMATED FEATURED FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario

FILM EDITING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

DOCUMENTARY – FEATURE

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

ORIGINAL SONG

"Earned It," Fifty Shades of Gray

"Manta Ray," Racing Extinction

"Simple Song #3," Youth

"Til It Happens To You," The Hunting Ground

"Writing's On The Wall," Spectre

ORIGINAL SCORE

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

BEST DIRECTOR

Adam McKay, The Big Short

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro Inarritu, The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

BEST ACTOR

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

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Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

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February 27, 2016
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Savor Saturdays ~ Speak Beautiful with Dove

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Dove has always been focused on body positivity and once again during the Oscars, they are partnering with Twitter on a phenomenal initiative. Find out more via the video above.



Kimmie is a Celebrity Statement Fashion Stylist, Accessory Expert and TV Personality who is the Co-Founder/Creative Director of Accessory2, a Creative Fashion Styling Tech Firm and is the Co-Founder and Style Director of Athleisure Mag. She is also the Fashion Editor of DJ Mag and contributor to MIMI (Time Inc's beauty site) and Vogue.it. Accessory Agenda is a behind the scenes look at her work on and off set as well as items that are on her essential list for your wardrobe.












As a Fashion Stylist, Kimmie's work has been worn on a number of celebrities, personalities and has been published within an array of magazines (Esquire, DJ Mag, Heaven Has Heels, Velvet Magazine Dubai and more). You can see more of her work at Statement Stylist as well as her full portfolio. You can also find out more about Mens Athleisure which is co-founded by Kimmie focusing on menswear fashion editorials.



















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#LoveFest16

I look at Valentine's Day as a day to gift others that you love (friends, co-workers, family and significant others), but it's also a time to pre-Spring Clean your wardrobe or other areas that need attention. It allows you to think about upcoming travel, warmer climates and so much more. This year's Love Fest has an array of finds!

We kick off with providing insight into brands that will be within our guide starting with my press trip that will take place at Villa Del Palmar in Baja, Mexico which is a fitness and activity based trip. In addition, the #LoveFest16 Guide begins Feb 1st - 14th in a clickable format as well as sharing tweets about the brand from Feb 1st - Feb 7th.

Follow me via @AccessoryExpert with the hashtag, #HolidayStyle15.

FOLD Festival

Fashion Stylist, Accessory Expert and Co-Founder/Creative Director of Accessory2 and Mens Athleisure, Kimmie is styling artists that are performing at Nile Rodgers' FOLD Festival.

Kimmie styled EC Twins and Sarah Polonsky of DJ Mag who is one of the sponsors. See images from this event here.

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