Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Makeup Favorite - Moisturizer Picks For 'Oily Skin'

Happy Monday!!! I cant believe May is almost here....... well basically this week but anyways time for some more beauty talk, probably the most important info you need to know if you have skin problems. For this week, I decided to give my recommendations for all my girls and even guys with 'Oily Skin'. I know that it's sometimes hard to find that perfect moisturizer and now that spring is here with summer following along you would want to prep your skin for the season and the best things about these 3 moisturizers is that they have SPF so no need to go out and get sunscreen because it's already mixed into it. What are some of your best picks for moisturizers that are best for oily skin, I'd love to know. XO Andrea

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fashion Buzz - Kim Kardashian's ALL BLACK NYC Fashion (Stella McCartney & Valentino)

 This look she was seen in last week while in NYC is my favorite! She keeps her style still simple but always keeps it toned-down now which is what I LOVE about her. Seriously, and I love how she paired the white Kanye West for Giuseppe Zanotti heels with her look instead of the classic Gold/Black combo ones that I am seeing a lot of ladies rocking now. She wore a Stella McCartney Dress, Valentino Cardigan ( I NEED), Lanvin Clutch and Kanye West for Giuseppe Zanotti Heels and Celine Sunglasses. Now I'm thinking, I need to do the list all over again. lol & Happy Saturday! 

 Lastly this look, well the dress, reminds me of something very babydoll-sih which is cute. My eye is on her Balmain Booties, those are TDF(To-die-for)!! lol She has kept it very sleek and cool while in NYC this past week with her style and I love that. For everyone saying her clothes are too tight or she looks fat, as long as she feels comfortable wearing it that is all that matters. Like she said 'Happy Mommy Happy Baby'. Kim is wearing a Valentino Dress, Lanvin Clutch and Balmain Booties. Again XO & Happy Saturday. XO Andrea

Thursday, April 25, 2013

It's ILoveAndreaB's 2nd Anniversary & A Special Thank You To All Of My Readers!!

Today is a very special day for me! 2 years ago I started this blog 'ILoveAndreaB' and it's grown to become something better than I have imagined.  I can't believe it's been 2 years but I do believe as I go through an read every single post I've written, I've grown as a better writer and found that I have a special LOVE for blogging as well. When I first started my blog I honestly didn't know what to do, I knew I love fashion and beauty but didn't know how to incorporate it into my blog, as you see my first post was a mini haul. The picture quality was horrible and I kind of just wrote a basic summary and now I do full length reviews and talk about celebrity fashion, I have different day topics like Monday Makeup Favorite and Wednesday Weekly Inspiration and I only want this to grow into something so much more. My ideal blog would be a magazine type setting from talking about beauty trends and makeup tutorials to fitness and daily quotes but one that I really want to start doing is doing OOTD's (Outfits Of The Days), but well see if I accomplish that next month. But most of all I want to thank you all, my readers. No matter if you come to my site everyday or just to read a specific post, that makes me happy to know that you are interested in my blog. I write because I love it and to share it with you all is even more amazing and I am grateful for you all. So THANK YOU for supporting me and helping me keep this journey going, I really do appreciate it and glitter kisses to you all!! Also I do plan on hosting my first giveaway within the next month so look out for that. I LOVE YOU, Thank you and have a Gorgeous Thursday! XO Andrea :)

Beyoncé's Official H&M Commercial - Beyoncé As Mrs.Carter In H&M

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

First Look At Beyoncé's Commercial For H&M - Beyoncé As Mrs.Carter For H&M Commercial Ad Shot by Jonas Akerlund!

YES! It's rare when see Beyoncé on our TV's but this time around she will be having two commercials. Right now her Pepsi commercial is everywhere and next up will be her starring in one for H&M! Shot by the iconic Jonas Akerlund. The screen shot above kind of reminds me of her video 'Baby Boy', but nonetheless I can't wait to see it. These aren't high quality pictures but when I find some I will definitely update them, until the commercial is released which will be May 2nd and this is also amazing because this is H&M's first commercial and it's even greater because the greatest woman in the world is in it. XO Andrea

Wednesday Weekly Inspiration - Be Yourself

Always be yourself and never change for anybody, have a good Wednesday. XO Andrea

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Makeup Favorite - Gucci Westman's Revlon 'Baby Sticks'

I hope everyone is having a great Monday!! I'm really busy now but I wanted to share a new beauty product with you all that is from Revlon's line. Their makeup artist Gucci Westman who is hands down amazing, has created another line for the brand titled ' The Pacific Coast Spring 2013 Collection'. The collection also features some eyeshadow sets as well as some lip products too, but what caught my eye were these little baby sticks. Each color has 0.1 ounces of product, which is a small amount and I imagine that these give off sheer color to your lips and cheeks. The three shades are Pink Passion,  Sunset and Tahitian and will cost you about $9 at your local drugstore. Now from some reviews I' hearing this particular product isn't so good, so I will be buying these and reviewing them myself to give you my honest opinion. Have a wonderful Day. XO Andrea (Check out more of my Monday Makeup Favorites HERE)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Fashion Spotlight - Kim Kardashian Is Gorgeous In Sea Green Michael Kors

 LOVE This color on Kim! She wore all green which actually looks FAB on her, those Jimmy Choo Sandals are to-die-for and I'm happy that she is adding more color to her wardrobe now that spring is officially here. She kept her accessories to a minimum wearing a black clutch and simple Cartier bangles. LOVE! . XO Andrea

Style Credit - Michael Kors Dress and Jimmy Choo Sandals

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday Weekly Inspiration - Success Will Follow Your Accomplishments

I hope you all have an amazing Wednesday! XO Andrea

Beyoncé's Mrs.CarterWorldTour - 1+1 Performance LIVE in Serbia

Someone caught an amazing performace! This was B's opening night in Serbia as she performed 1+1 on the piano and then was flying through the crowd with her amazing glitzy bodysuit, watch Below. XO Andrea

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beyoncé's Official H&M Lookbook - 'Beyoncé as Mrs.Carter in H&M'

Beyoncé's official shots are finally here from her shoot in the Bahamas for H&M. The campaign titled as 'Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M' is very fascinating to me. Head of design at H&M, Ann-Sofie Johansson stated this about the campaign “What makes these H&M pieces even more special is that Beyoncé herself had input into the design, and they are full of her own personal style.” Beyoncé wears a tie-dye bikini from the H&M for Water range, with a quarter of sales donated to the WaterAid charity.Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin lensed the print spots in Nassau, Bahamas, while the commercial was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and features a new Beyoncé track, “Standing on the Sun.” “It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial,” Beyoncé stated. Well this campaign was great, To have her creative mind be inputed into the pieces that showcased some of the pieces she is wearing jut makes me even more happier to buy almost everything she is wearing! Beyoncé / HM = AMAZING! XO Andrea

Beyoncé's Opening Night For The 'MrsCarterWorldTour' in Belgrade, Serbia! A Look At Her Costumes!

Beyoncé looked amazing last night! Yesterday (April 15th) was the kick-off of her tour which started in Belgrade, Serbia. Most amazing part about it besides the music are her costumes for the show, Julien Macdonald, Dsquared2, and Ralph and Russo, Givenchy, The Blondes,Vrettos Verttakos and Pucci all designed her feature wardrobe for the tour and I must say they all did great! She geared towards something different this time with the looks vs. last time when she did  the multi-sequined bow bodysuit (which is still one of her best costume looks) but now she geared towards something that is edgy yet she still kept it fierce, which is how 'Mrs.Carter' likes it! My 2 Favorite would have to be the coral gown with the gold center detailing which is gorgoeus and the gold sequined bodysuit with w/ faux breast detailing! XO Andrea

Monday, April 15, 2013

Kim Kardashian Win's 'Best Dressed' Last Weekend - 2 Looks At 2 Different Events

Kim has been on a roll lately with her red-carpet outfit choices. This past weekend she looked amazing as she had to events to attend. First it was her personal appearnace at Kardashian Khaos for her latest fragrance 'GLAM' and then to the right is her at the 2013 MTV Movie awards where she presented Selena Gomez's performance. I Love both looks, and she still keeps it chic while embracing her full bloom babybump, below is more details. XO Andrea
Kim looked beyond gorgeous at her appearance at Kardashian Khaos in Las Vegas on Saturday. From her braided up-do to her Valentino dress she really looked stunning, probably one of her best maternity (Appearance) looks to-date. Her classic red-lip was just a plus which was done by her makeup-artist/friend Joyce Bonelli who you might know because she is Nicki Minaj's makeup-artist as well.  Kim rocked a Haute Red Valentino Macramé Lace Dress and Nude Casadei Pumps. Perfect!

 For look two, Kim was seen lat night at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards looking beyond flawless. I seen a lot of negative comments about her wearing black in particular, which what I have to say to that is 'Kim will wear whatever makes her feel sexy and if black makes her feel sexy, which it does, then she is going to rock it' like she did last night. Her makeup was flawless  and the dress was my favorite. From the flowy sheer arms to the keyhole chest, Amazing! Kim wore a Saint Laurent Dress and Dior Pumps.

So which look do you love the most, Red Valentino or Black Saint Laurent?! XO Andrea

Monday Makeup Favorite - Bold Eye Makeup For Any Eye Color

Happy Monday! I have so much going on this week and I can't wait to share it with you all later on next month, anyways I wanted to share this clipping from Style Watch Magazine! For all of my ladies that are experimenting with tons of color for the spring and summer time, here's a wonderful guide. XO Andrea

Friday, April 12, 2013

Fashion Spotlight - Lusting Over One Of My Dream Handbags (Iconic Hermès Birkin Bag)

Yay, Friday is here...and I hope you all have a had a successful week and your going to have a wonderful weekend! So for Friday Fashion Favorite, I decided to share one of my dream handbags with you which is the Iconic Hermès Birkin Bag. Now I know you've seen tons of celebrities rocking these bags from Victoria Beckham, Kardashians & Hilary Duff and the list goes on and on, but this bag is structured perfectly which I LOVE! Retailing for about $10K-80K  depending on different textures that you'd want like for example the crocidle & this bag is not only glamorous but is one of the best structured bags you can have. For the picture above I found on google of this one in particular, its a Hermès 35cm Birkin in  Rose Jaipur. This particular color was released last summer (2012) and the color is a bright-neon pink, How pretty is that! I believe they released a collection titled 'The Candy Series' which I love the most because of the fun colors like the ones below but no matter what color you lust over either way this bag makes a statement and I believe is one every girls dream- bag list. What's on your dream designer handbag list?! XO Andrea

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Makeup Favorite - Crystalized Eye Gems (4th Favorite Spring Beauty Trend)

 Hello and Happy Monday! This is the start of a new week and I hope you all are having an amazing afternoon. I'm sorry I didn't post last week's Monday Makeup Favorite but as I always say I try my best to post every week if not every other day and I also want tho thank each and every one of my supportive loves that come to my site everyday. If I could give you all gitter kisses I would :) it means a lot to me! But back to today's Makeup Favorite I find it beyond glamorous and bold when completing your eyeshadow look with crystals/and or gems. As seen in the picture above done by the lovely Pat McGrath who is the P&G Global Creative Director that created “techno butterflies" at the Dior show and she talks about this look.  The main focus of the look was the eyes by applying base coats of fuschia, orange, violet, blue or green squared off on the eyelids.  The eyes were then embellished with swarsovski crystals along the lash line and scattered across the eyelid for a bold look.  Lashes, brows, lips and skin were kept minimal to allow the eyes to stand out.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Andrea's Fashion Favorite - My Top 10 Favorite Fashion Looks From The Past Years

Happy Friday Honey :)! I hope that you've had a wonderful, successful week and ready for the weekend finally like myself. So for this week's Friday Fashion Favorite I wanted to do my favorite red carpet looks from over the years. I have tons of looks that I gush over year after year now matter how old it is and I think it was time to show you a little bit of what I like. My style would be considered as 'GLAMOROUS'.... Chic and Sexy at the same time so anyways back to Friday Fashion Favorite and also it's not in any specific order, so enjoy. How would you describe your style in one word?! XO Andrea

1. Miley Cyrus wearing Roberto Cavalli at the 'Grammys' (February 2011)

2. Jennifer Lopez wearing Zuhair Murad at the 'Vanity Fair Oscar After Party' (February 2012)

3. Blake Lively wearing Gucci at 'Savages' Movie Premiere in NYC (June 2012)

 4. Kim Kardashian in Emilio Pucci/Tom Ford at the 'Fragrance Launch' in London (May 2012) 

 5. Beyoncé wearing Lanvin at 'MTV Music Awards' (August 2011)

6. Kelly Rowland wearing Falgun & Shane at the 'MTV Music Awards' (August 2011)

7. Rihanna in Giorgio Armani at the 'Grammys' (February 2012)

8. Karolina Kurkova weraing Rachel Zoe at the 'Met Gala' (May 2012)

9. Nicki Minaj wearing Gucci at the 'American Music Awards' (November 2012)

10. Emma Stone wearing Giambattista Valli at the 'Annual Academy Awards' (February 2012)

(Photo Credit- Google/Fashion Court)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Beyoncé Releases New Pepsi Ad! #BeyHereNow

Hello and Happy Thursday and for many this will be a wonderful Thursday thanks to B. She and her husband are currently in Cuba celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary but Beyoncé and Pepsi released her ad today which brought back the old B and fun memories. During the commecial she is giving us a snippet of yet another song off of her 5th album and this song is called 'Grown Woman', also during the ad she went back all the way to 2001 with Bootylicious then Crazy in Love and lastly to Single Ladies then she went back to where she is today and I LOVE this ad! This has got to be the best ad's pepsi has put out. What do you think?! XO Andrea

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wednesday Weekly Inspiration - Dream BIG!

Happy Wednesday!! I am so sorry I didn't get to post this weeks 'Monday Makeup Favorite' but I promise I will for next week, I've just been busy. So anyways this week's quote is basically saying 'DREAM BIG' No matter what!