Category Archives: Fashion Forum

An Accessories Video I Love

Accessories can be the “frosting” on any outfit if you don’t mind my stealing an expression from Jesse Garza & Joe Lupo’s Nothing to Wear? The book these guys wrote will likely influence my fashion choices for the rest of my life. One accessory I had a couple of before reading this book were scarves.

You may have seen this already, but I absolutely love Wendy’s Lookbook on Youtube. Especially useful to me is the video below on tying the various scarves I continuing to collect. Enjoy!

Weekly Beauty Tip – Week 4: Mascara sans Clumps

Ladies, we love our humps & lovely lady lumps (like Fergie) but hate clumps on our lashes. So here’s how you apply mascara without clumps with a regular round mascara bottle.

Step one: Twist the wand as you pull it out. If there is still too much product on the wand, wipe it on a paper towel. It’s important that you use a low lint paper towel and not facial tissue which depending on quality can leave lint on your mascara brush.

Step two: Wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes. Then sweep it straight up while slightly spinning the wand.

Let the coat dry completely before applying a second coat or you will get clumps and probably pull out some lashes.

Another option is to try Mega Effects by Avon which has been featured in InStyle, Vogue, Allure and Fitness magazines. Check out the buzz here! This mascara promises no clumps and Ms. ME demos it in the video below. At a regular price of $10, this is our C2 option*. You can even get one now for only $7.99 at Ms. ME’s Avon store.

Our E option is Lancôme Definicils high definition mascara at $27.50. While we haven’t used this mascara before Lancôme is a brand we’ve used and trust.

The V option is the ever dependable “maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s” Maybelline Great Lash Mascara which was my go to during my cash-strapped teen years with a regular price of $7.

Bonus tip: When applying mascara, hold a tissue under lashes so that makeup doesn’t end up on the skin.

* The link for C2 takes you to a previous post where the E, C2 and V options are defined. Also no compensation was received for mentioning Lancôme or Maybelline. Avon is a brand we retail at ECV.

Ms. ME – the chick behind ECV

Who am I?
Today’s not a good day for me to write much to answer that question. Let me keep it very short & visual. You can make up your own mind who I am from what I’ve done.

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clockwise from top left: highlights & style, facial, style, pedicure

Got a degree in business focusing on finance, then worked at an insurance company while retailing personal care products and clearing up my own skin to look like this…

Unfortunately last year some weird, mystery skin ailment started attacking my melanin afflicting me with light spots so…

Why am I here?
I’m here because PR strategist Amber Brown of AB Creative Design & Communications  recommended WordPress over my previous blogging platform for expanding my readership. As usual, she was right!

What topics do you think you’ll write about?
I’ll write about fashion, cosmetics and personal care (obviously based on the cosmetology background pictured), money (business & finance education + personal experience), and various health & fitness items because I can’t get enough of that stuff. And probably music since it was my first and only love & passion. And other arts…

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yes, that’s me as a tot of about 18 months…told you music was my 1st

Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
Anyone interested in what I’m blogging about, anyone blogging about something interesting…

If you blog successfully throughout 2014, what would you hope to have accomplished?
The overarching brand of ECV has to be firmly established. The products currently in the development stage will hit the market and be publicized via the blog and other channels.
And I promise not so many selfies after this post but it was supposed to be about Ms. ME

Weekly Beauty Tip – Week 3: Blush Application

Ever wonder how to apply your blush so you won’t look like a clown or worse, like some one hit you in the face. Here are some tips to help!

On a Round face:      Place blush from the center of your cheek out along the ridge of your cheekbone, blending upward towards your temples. Dot some on your chin too.

On a Square face:     Use minimal blush placed on the lower apple of your cheek. Don’t sweep it upwards or to side.

On a Narrow face:   Blush goes at the outer point of your cheekbone. Don’t sweep it upwards; keep it horizontal.

Bonus Tip:
In a rush (like I was when I originally posted this blog) and can’t find your blush? Blend a bit of moisturizer with a little lipstick and use it as a cream blush.

The Look: Amber Heard Golden Globes 2014

Lovely photos.

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For today’s post I wanted to recreate what I thought was the most gorgeous makeup look at the Golden Globes – Amber Heard’s soft, smokey golden look. I think that this type of gold-bronze smokey eye is feminine and romantic, and pairs perfectly with glowing skin and a shimmering peachy-pink lip. I think that this makeup would be great for a night out, a date, or school dance. I personally would wear this look on a normal day as I don’t think it’s too over-the-top.

Let me know your favorite look from the Golden Globes in the comments below!

Face: I added a drop of the Revlon Photoready Skinlights in Pink Light to my Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation for a a lit-from-within look. I then concealed underneath my eyes with Rande James Concealer* in Neutral Medium. To complete my base I powdered through the center of my face with my

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