Monday, December 12, 2011

FOTN & Outfit: The Nutcracker

It's a family tradition to see my nieces perform in the Nutcracker every year. And this year is quite a big deal because my nieces pretty much got the main roles, especially my eldest nice Ysabella who plays the Sugar Plum Fairy. We're all excited.

It's so exciting to see them grow as ballerinas. They are such good kids and they work so hard, and our family supports them to the fullest. It's funny, I still get a bit teary eyed every time I see them dance on stage. They're beautiful, oh so graceful...And I may be bias, but they are really good.

See them featured on the Beverly Hills Courier newspaper HERE.

This is the look I wore at the show. I did a gold and brown eyes with gold glitter liner and natural nude lips. It's a such a wearable yet festive look for the Holiday.

I rummaged through my makeup collection, trying to decide on what palette to use. I ended up using Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Vanity. This palette is from over the Summer, so some of  you might have it in your collection. I was drawn to the gold and bronze colors in the palette. They were so pretty. However, the gold is a bit sheer in my opinion. I had to use a gold color base underneath to make the color appear biggie!

I used all the colors in the palette to create the eye look. 
shimmery beige- on the inner corner
shimmery gold- all over the lids
shimmery bronze- outer corner
matte brown- crease/definer/lower lash line
matte soft brow- above the crease/ blending or transition color
matte beige- brow bone.

I added a gold liner above the black liner for a subtle pop of gold color. I used Wet n Wild Glitter Liner in Hypnotic

Products used:
-MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC 42
-Almay Eyebase/Concealer in medium
-MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Medium Deep

-NYX Eyebase in White
-NYX Jumbo Pencil in Gold
-Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Vanity
-Wet n Wild Glitter Liner in Hypnotic 
-L'Oreal Million Volume lashes mascara

-MAC blush in Melba

-Wet n Wild Color Icon lip liner in Willow
-Wet n Wild Mega Last lipstick in Bare it All.

My OOTN "Outfit of the Night"

This is my first time trying a my crochet vest with a blazer over it. I wasn't sure how it's going to look, but it turned out nice. It looks chic noh? I also added a skinny black belt, which made the outfit look complete.

Oh, and look...I'm only wearing nail polish on my left hand. Weird! I can't paint my nails with my left hand O_o. I'm wearing Zoya nail polish in Izzy in case you want to know. Hey, Izzy is my niece Ysabella's nickname in school ^_^.

Tropical Wool Blazer- Ann Taylor
Taupe Crochet Vest- 
Black Patent Leather Skinny belt- Ann Taylor
Jeggings- Forever 21
Shoes- Kenneth Cole

Here are some of the photos from the Nutcracker rehearsals.

Alexandra doing the Spanish dance

Elizabeth as Gigue

Alexandra as Snow Queen

Asus! I love this photo. Tres Marias with their littlest brother, my nephew, Momo.

Don't forget to enter my NYC New York Color Holiday Giveaway HERE. You have until tomorrow 9pm PST to enter.


  1. Gorgeous Outfit <3

  2. You look so pretty! I love the makeup, as well as the outfit.

  3. You look gorgeous, loving the outfit and makeup :) xo

  4. I don't think you were being biased when you said they were good. They're amazing! I saw that cute article you linked us to :) I used to do ballet too, but never at such a level and never got any main roles :p You look amazing as always =)

  5. Love your eye look! Will try this out using my Vanity palette. :D And you used all the colors too!!! OK...will try soon.

    Your outfit is so cute! Great layering w/the vest.

    Awww~ your nieces are beautiful. I love the Nutcracker ballet! It was always my favorite during this time of year since they played it every year at a local theater. Momo is adorable as well. XD

  6. You look Gorgeous!!I love the Vanity palette...The pictures of your niece are beautiful!!

  7. This is an amazing palette. Love your eyes <3

  8. omg you look just gorgeous hunni!!and love your outfit!!love that kind of make up on you!perfect!!


  9. I love this look! It's simple yet so pretty! I love the glitter liner also! I wanna recreate this look with my Vanity palette now. :)

  10. LOVE the outfit and the make up! Those earrings are so cute!

  11. Absolutely I like your outfit :)
    but the piece that I love your earrings, so pretty and combines with your makeup ;D

  12. what a wonderful post!!! you look gorgeous as always, and the ballet pix are amazing--everyone is soooo skilled!!! beautiful!