The Best Shade of Burgundy Lipstick

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Don’t believe me? Try to tell me this isn’t the best shade of burgundy lipstick!

What better way to get dolled up for date night than with burgundy lipstick? Burgundy lipstick is less expected than red, and compliments a wide variety of skin tones. And, it makes your teeth look white!  I like my lips how I like my wine–bold and dark. There is something about a crimson-colored, burgundy lip that is a bit edgier than a classic red lipstick… slightly more daring and risqué, if you will. I j’adore wearing this shade this time of year.

This burgundy lipstick has to be the absolute best shade in the entire world. I know that’s a bold statement, but I’m confident it won’t disappoint. I’m wearing Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lip Color in Deepest Cherry. Maybelline’s Color Sensational line has been a go-to of mine for years, and you can shop my exact color in the link I just shared for less than $8. Back in the day when I started at POPSUGAR, I needed to get a few lip colors to have on hand for filming. So, I went to my local drug store and picked up a few of these and have been hooked ever since.

This burgundy lipstick color has been in my arsenal for years and I heart it so much, and I know you will too! But, there are also some other beautiful options below that also get my full stamp of approval. And finally, why stop there with a burgundy lipstick when you can throw on a burgundy, polka dot scarf too? Get shopping below,

Scarf | Who What Wear x Target    Top | Uniqlo    Lipstick | Maybelline    Photos | Elaine Torres

Dressed Up Christmas Eve

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Do you remember the holidays being more formal when you were younger? I’m not sure if it was just the area that I grew up in, but I always remember Christmas being this uber glamorous holiday, specifically Christmas Eve. We would all get dressed up in our best festive dresses, tights and mary janes and head over to our friends annual Christmas Eve party. And, it was wonderful and you could feel the magic of the season. I definitely miss those days, and I’m trying to spearhead their return. So, even though we didn’t do anything nearly as glam as the holiday parties of years’ past… I decided to put on a fancy outfit this Christmas Eve.

I reached for this gorgeous burgundy, lace skirt with a sexy peek-a-boo effect down the leg, and a black, fitted peplum. The rest is simple — my DIY YSL tassel earrings and my go-to strappy black heels, and voila! Channeling Christmas Eve magic all over again. And you know what? I felt more festive and excited and all those yummy warm feelings by putting on something special — I highly recommend it! It’s amazing what clothing can do for our mind, body and soul. We forget sometimes that getting dressed can be much more than throwing on pieces in our closet, it’s one of the most personal reflections of self-expression and has a much larger hold on our mood and confidence than even I had realized. So, cheers to dressing up, feeling great, good wine and lots of love this Christmas Eve.

Shop my look below, Merry Christmas and I hope Santa treats you well! Make sure to leave out some delicious snacks 🙂

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Skirt | Finder’s Keepers   Top | H&M   Earrings | DIY   Shoes | Shoe Dazzle   Photos | Elaine Torres

Purse Poms


OK, let’s talk about purse pom poms. When I first saw this trend with the Fendi bag poms, I thought it was so silly. I also thought, there is no way I would get behind adding on a furry keychain to my purse. Well, per the usual, I thought wrong. Look at me now, just a few months later and I, too, am sporting a furry bag pom pom. And quite frankly, I love it. For some reason it makes me feel like my outfit is more complete. I decided to go with a fuzzy burgundy guy, and I think it looks great with this little Alexander Wang bag. I also like wearing it with my larger Proenza bag too!

So let’s move on and talk more about this look. I am the worst when it comes to holiday shopping and always leave it to last minute. And, when I’m out shopping, I always find things for myself instead of other people. It’s not my fault I’m so easy to shop for, hah! I knew I was going to be out shopping all day, so I wanted something comfortable and cozy. I kind of took a page out of Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy attire and went with a body-con turtleneck dress and a yummy coat. I used to intern at Rebecca Taylor many years ago, and I got a few amazing coats that I still wear today, this being one of them! I stayed with the burgundy theme with my vintage scarf, and added on some comfortable black boots to finish off the whole outfit.

Actually I lied, the bag pom really finished off the whole look! Shoppity shop my outfit below!









Coat | Rebecca Taylor   Dress | BCBG   Scarf | Vintage   Bag | Alexander Wang   Pom | Golden Tote   Boots | Vintage   Photos | Elaine Torres