Sunday, August 24, 2008

VB In Action: Bon Voyage!

Hello Lovelies!

We know the ladies of VB have been in and out as of lately. The summer has been quite the test for us as we experienced a little separation, drama, and often the lack of an Internet connection. However, today not only marks a reunion for us, but a departure as well.

We're super elated about progressing in various areas and entering a new chapter in our lives. And what better way to make a new start than to do it in style?...via a cruise ship! Yay! We set sail today on the 24th to Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and will be returning to the States on the 31st. It will be the first experience of a cruise for the both of us and we are SO excited!

If you have a last minute summer trip coming up, or just looking to enjoy a little sunny weather in style, here's a little fit that we put together...

1. Dorothy Perkins Green Print Maxi Dress 2. H&M Straw Hat 3. Sunglasses 3 Natural Yellow Round Shell Earrings 4. Yellow Xhilaration Tote 5. Brown Boho Bracelet 6. Strappy Tan Jarie Sandals

Oh, and definitely don't forget to throw in some sun block with at least an SPF of 15, a spicy...yet comfortable swimsuit, waterproof mascara & eyeliner, moisturizer (for face, lips, as well as hair), bronzer, and a camera for the MANY memorable moments that should captured.

After our cruise, it's straight back to the east coast to get settled into our newly acquired apartment. So although you won't be hearing from us for a little bit, just know that we are thinking of you, taking pics, and constantly thinking of new ways that we can make the world a more blue place. Love ya, and as always...KEEP IT BLUE!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Heart To Heart: Go For The Gold

In the midst of Olympics season, it would only be befitting that our Heart to Heart segment focuses on sportsmanship. However, we've come to find that "going for the gold" is something that can be applied to more than just being the fattest runner on the track, or the most skilled gymnast on the matt.

No matter what area it is in your life, be it your appearance, finances, education, profession, or romance...don't settle for less than the best. And that doesn't necessarily mean the highest paying job, the most expensive outfit, the best looking man at the club, or countless amounts of's about trying to be the best you that you can possibly be, and only accepting things and people into your life that contributes to your growth.

Some of the best athletes know that their biggest competition is themselves, because they know at the end of the day, they dictate their own performance. You could be your own worst enemy, you could constantly compare yourself others, you could psyche yourself out...or you can decide in your mind that you are going to win before you even enter the field.

So if you're going to win...why not win big? A mediocre effort won't get the medal, but if you give it your never know, you just might get the gold.

Good luck in all of your endeavors lovelies. The ladies of VB wish you nothing but your blue best :-)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Color Me Bluetiful: Bronze Beauty

Wow, has it really been a week since we talked to our lovelies? Sheesh...time flies when you're trying to get your life together. Anywho, we missed you all like we missed like we miss Suede Magazine (R.I.P.). So on that note...on with the posting...yaaayyyy!!!

Today's Color Me Beautiful segment was inspired by the youtube clip that was recently posted. The golden/bronzy look has been my staple for the summer. I just love the alluring "glow" that it gives off and how it plays so well with the sun & warm dewy weather. Seeing thequeenofblending at work inspired me to add a lil pizzazz to my usual look. I usually rock a rather nuetral lip with this look, but after suggesting various lip colors in the youtube post, I decided to take my own advice. I went with a soft yet funky candy pink lip, copper eyes, and a little golden bronzer.

Products Used:
Black Radiance Perfect Blend Creme Foundation with SPF 15 shade 6815
Black Radiance Golden Shimmer Mosaic Bronzer in 3512

Loreal H.i.P Cream Shadow Paint in Commanding (used as eyelid base)
Maybelline Pure Makeup liquid foundation in medium beige 3 (highlight base)
Wet & Wild eyeshadow pallette in Sand Castle (copper shade on outer corner of lid & gold shade on inner corner)
Black Radiance Desert Clay quad (bronze shade, and dark brown shade blended into crease)
Loreal H.i.P eyeshadow duo in Flare (light golden shade as highlight)
MAC fluidline in blacktrack (line upper & lower lid)
MAC pro longlash mascara in pitchblack

Joya lip liner in berry nude
Prescriptives Moonbeam Reflective Gloss in Meteor

So bluetiful ones, don't forget to embrace your inner "golden goddess" while you're heating things up during what's left of the summer. And don't be afraid to throw in a some various lip shades to add a special pop of color to your look. Hope you enjoyed the pics & feel free to tell us what some of your favorite summer make up looks are. Sharing is caring!
Keep it blue!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fashion Within Reach

Hi Lovelies,

ASOS, the UK based fashion and beauty site, is having a sale that you would not believe. We've chosen a few items to meet every one's budget and still look fabulous. What better way to spend the day then to save money, look amazing, and find your individuality. The good thing about shopping at ASOS is it decreases the likelihood of walking out the door and finding someone with your exact item on which never fails to occur when the VB girls shop at Old Navy (nothing wrong with Old Navy, they're just extremely popular). Anywho we digress... Check out the VB picks.
Under $15

(left to right) 1. ASOS Ruffle Front Cami Top $8.76 2. ASOS Metallic Snake Court Shoe $13.13 3. ASOS Snake Embossed Wrap Belt $13.13 4 ASOS Bow Front Slingback Shoe $13.13 5. ASOS Twist Front Kimono Top $13.13

Under $25

(left to right) 1. ASOS Linen Crop Trousers $21.89 2. ASOS Printed Tie Waist Dress $21.89 3. ASOS High Heel Gladiator Shoes $19.70

Under $50

(left to right) 1. ASOS African Trim Jersey Playsuit $26. 27 2. ASOS Crochet Trim Dip Dye Dress $32.84 3. ASOS T-Bar Wedge Sandals $30.65 4. French Connection Camilla Waisted Belt $39.40

These are just a few items, which can all be found on
Keep it BLUE!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Youtube Look Of The Week

Hey Bluetiful Ones!

As some of you may or may not know, the ladies of VB are no strangers to the viral phenomenon known as YouTube. We could spend hours roaming through videos. It should be no surprise that we are fans of many of the make up tutorials that we come across and the wonderful divas who make them. The "diva of the day" is the QueenOfBlendingMUA, and we are featuring her gold and brown eye tutorial. This is a look that is wonderful for the summer time. Not only is the eye look wearable for occasions of just about any nature, but with a little sweep of bronzer, and a neutral-toned shimmery gloss, you could have that much desired "glow" that is in this season. But don't just take our word for the queen at work & judge for yourself...

So ladies, feel free to replicate this look with similar products that you may have, and tone it down or liven it up according to your own liking. Looking for a little more of a "wow" factor? Well let your inner diva out and experiment with a bold red lip...or even hot pink/berry if you dare. Why not? It's a little! Oh, and don't forget to keep it BLUE while you're at it ;-)