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Holiday Happiness Has Arrived

Posted on December 16th, 2012

Happy holidays

holiday Happiness has arrived

I would like nothing more than to share with you some amazing tips and tricks from my favorite beauties! Sometimes I feel really lucky, like when the woman that picks art for a certain Bad-Boy-for-Life flies to LA to decorate my new apartment in two days and on a shoestring budget! Or when my face gets to be brushed by the touches of Rachel Zoe’s magical guru. However, I do believe that when every season is a season of giving and hard work, you do get back and sometimes it’s just FUN! This year I want to help support you through the holiday fun with some of my favorite people and some of their favorite things! Don’t worry though; I will definitely be here for you after the holidays to make sure that your 2013 body is happier than ever!

Matt and Joey’s holiday Looks

Matt Fugate

Matt Fugate
Hair Wunderkind
@mattshair

Joey Maalouf

Joey Maalouf
Makeup Genius
@joeymaalouf

Work Party

This is the time to show the co-workers that your have great hair! For long tresses, loosely wrap pieces around an iron away from your face to create a glam look that is not too contrived but still says sexy chic smart. Short hair ladies can play with braids, or amazing accessories like headbands, ribbons, or even silver/gold bobby pins to create focal points above bright colored eyes and cheeks.

Working Girl holiday Glam: The Goal for an Office holiday Look is to be a slightly more glamorous version of your everyday self.

Play Up Your Eyes: A smoky eye using a color like, Khaki Green or Gold is a great way to be professionally glamorous.

One: Using a waterproof eyeliner pencil line your top lash line, (With a waterproof liner your eye make will not move all night) Then using the applicator on the other side smudge it from the inside corner to the outside corner.

Two: With the same pencil lightly line the bottom lash line, start from the outside corner and go half way in, and finish the line to the inside corner using the smudger.

Three: Brush three coats of black volume mascara on the top and bottom lashes. Keep everything else simple.

Party at your Home

You’re the entertainer but that doesn’t mean you can’t still put on a glam look that says, ‘yes this is me!’ (with a twist) pull hair up off your neck to avoid heat and sticky situations. A great way is to loosely twist a side ponytail into a messy chignon by wrapping it up around the band and secure with pins. If you have long locks, braid the side ponytail and then wrap around the band for a more polished yet cool bun.

It’s Your Party: Simply Be The STAR! Let Your Skin Do The Talking! Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean everything should be red and glittery. Nothing says gorgeous like a fresh face.

One: For a baby smooth canvas start out using a foundation the color of your chest, which will be a couple shades darker, then your face- this will create a seamless look. Apply it all over your face and on under the eyes as well.

Two: Bronzer is key to a beautiful glow. Use a warm shade with no shimmer; apply it to the sides of your forehead down to the temples. Also apply to your check bones and jawline. This will highlight all of your bone structure.

Three: Add a touch of color to your check using a coral cream blush; this willbring out the warmth in your bronzer. Just apply it to the apples of your cheeks using your fingertips.

New Years Party

Time for a statement! Flip your hair over and spray with hairspray. Once it’s light and fluffy, twist all hair from bottom of neck up towards crown to create an amazing “Bridget Bardot” messy swept-up style that is sexy and styled for the New Year.

A Wild Entrance to a New Year: It’s not about looking like the ball that drops, it’s about making jaws drop.

Statement Lips:: New Years Eve is a excellent night to be daring. Take a walk on the wild side – why don’t you?!!

One: Keep your skin to a minimal, tinted moisturizer and a touch of bronzer are as far as you need to go.

Two: Your eyes need nothing more then 3 coats of mascara, and if you’d like your eyes to pop a little more you can put a cream eye pencil in the inside bottom of the eye.

Three: When wearing a statement lip color; make sure your lips are not chapped, so prep them with a lip exfoliator. Then apply the full impact color on entire lip. Trace with a lip liner in the same color to perfect if needed.

holiday Wishlist

Wishlist Wishlist

Mason Pearson brush and for Mark Sanchez to stop throwing interceptions!

A monogramed Louis Vuitton carry -on. and an Anita Ko Diamond Arrow Necklace.

Insider Tips

Joey Tierney

Joey Tierney
Styled by Joey Tierney
www.joeytierney.com

Look the Part

Joey’s General holiday Styling Advice: Choosing your outfit for a holiday work party can be tricky – there’s a fine line between what is fabulous and what is not. Your look is sure to be a hit by following these tips:

One: If you choose a mini keep your neckline conservative and sleeves 3/4 or full length.

Two: When opting for a sleeveless or backless style line, keep your hem knee or floor length.

Three: Low necklines call for longer sleeves and a knee or floor length hem.

This season jewel tone colors and velvet fabric are on trend and very chic!!

REMEMBER: A pencil dress is a professional go-to if you’re unsure of which silhouette to choose.

holiday Wishlist

Wishlist

ANYTHING Balmain and a spa day at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa!

Megan Grocutt

Megan Grocutt

Embracing Traditions

Tips for Surviving The holiday Season:

One: Use Tracy’s Wellness shake in the morning for breakfast. Just add 2 scoops with 8-10 oz. of water or skim milk. It helps get rid of that stubborn belly fat!

Two: If you’re going to be doing the last minute shopping and like to go early, making your breakfast in to-go form is the best way to get those nutrients on-the-go.

Egg White Mini Muffins: Spray any regular muffin tin with coconut oil spray or light olive oil spray In a small mixing bowl, use 2-3 egg whites, mixed with 1/4 cup skim milk (for vegans, use hemp milk, almond milk, or your already favorite non-dairy), 1/4 cup diced yellow onion, 1/4 cup diced uncooked asparagus, 1/4 cup diced red peppers, add fresh oregano or tarragon for fresh herb taste, salt, pepper, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder.

Mix all together and take a small ice cream scoop or your 1/2 measuring cup to scoop the mixture into the muffin tin.

Bake at 350 for about 10-15 mins. You can place what you don’t eat in a plastic bag for the next day. Just pop back in the microwave for 20 seconds before you head out.

* you can also add your favorite vegan cheese!

holiday Wishlist

Wishlist

Crosley Mini Turntable and a Williams Sonoma Chalkboard Wall Planter

Maria Brito

Maria Brito
www.mariabrito.com
@LifestylingNYC

Turn holiday Moments into Memories with Lifestyling

I think that in this fast-paced world of heightened Internet exposure, tweets and fleeting posts, the holidays should be celebrated being really present and with the people we care about but also with our inner selves. What most people have forgotten is what the holidays are meant to be. The moments that will really make these days memorable are those that will sprout from being in touch with who we really are and being deeply connected with our loved ones.

On a lighter note, I always think that traditions make holidays memorable and whatever that is; it is never too late to start. Create your own! It could be having a special gift exchange with a group of friends or it could be hosting an eclectic dinner with a bunch of people who may not be related to one another but whose only connection is the person who is gathering them to celebrate in high spirits.

All these moments are meant to be meaningful and heart-warming and stay imprinted in one’s memories forever. Just make sure to really continue doing them every year!

holiday Wishlist

Wishlist

Deborah Kass neon sculpture and Raquel Garcia Design – Love and Layer Necklace

iranda Penn Turin

Miranda Penn Turin
Photographer
www.mirandapennturin.com

Capturing the Moment

The nice thing about shooting friends and loved ones is that they have a high tolerance for being bossed around. Don’t be afraid to pick your location, whatever you think is most attractive or fun – everyone will generally go wherever you tell them to go. If you’re outside, try to either have the sun at your back or choose a shady spot – thus no squinting. If you decide to shoot into the sun, be sure to use a flash for fill, or catch a little lens flare for a different look. Inside, on-camera flash can be cool and quirky – try slowing your shutter speed down (if you have a manual camera) for some flash-frozen moments with a little movement. This is especially pretty with a tree or candles in the background. Try to catch candids – some of the best shots are unplanned. If you’re shooting with your phone, go nuts – Hipstamatic and Instagram will add a little panache to shots of your holiday ham or cookie tray. The flash on an Android is far, far better than the flash on a iPhone – step it up, Apple! You’ll also find that everyone looks a little better if they’re looking up at you – stand on a chair, a milk crate, a stack of presents, whatever’s convenient – everyone will thank you later.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanza, Good Yule!

holiday Wishlist

Wishlist

Prtty Peaushun and Tracy Anderson Method Studio Private Training Sessions.

Melanie Dunea

Melanie Dunea
www.melaniedunea.com
@mylastsupper

Surviving holiday Fetés

I am a Christmas Queen and have many many traditions.

First Christmas Eve is a Black tie dinner with my neighbors with only food bought from the Petrossian Catalogue. All the gifts are passed out and one pressie is allowed to be opened that night. On Christmas day, we cook all morning (a traditional English feast) while opening our pressies. I insist that each present is opened one-by-one and savored, so this ends up of taking all day.

I love buying gifts for people; it is so fun to find exactly the right gift. If I see something in May that I think someone will like I buy it and stick it in my present drawer but for me.

holiday Wishlist

Wishlist

The Togiharu Gyutou Knife (pricey but dreamy), I am really into anything from John Derian but have always wanted this decoupage, I can never have enough of my pal Pim’s jams and a case of Pappy Van Winkle would go down like a treat too!

holiday Workouts

Finding the strength to workout during the holidays

Please remember to stay consistent with your workouts through the holidays.

Understand that we are going to use this time around the table to enjoy our loved ones. Even if someone in your family makes a casserole with french fried onions or a dessert with sugar overload… don’t STRESS!

Enjoying these traditions a few times a year won’t do you harm but making them a part of your daily routine will! That’s why I will be back in the New Year with all of the tools you need to make that happen.

This holiday season enjoy feeding your soul but please don’t take a break from your workouts!

Our wonderful Maria Kelling brought her amazing Grambo to my kitchen this fall to teach me how to make her famous pecanless pecan pie!!!!! Enjoy!

Happy holidays!

Love, Tracy

From One Generation to the Next

Here is my right arm and leg Maria Kelling cookin with her beloved Grandmom!

I hope you all enjoy this special time with family and friends and spread a little cheer throughout your life and world. And be good for goodness sake!

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