Friday, November 27, 2009

Girl of the Week

I've been featured on a local fashion blog The StyleSpy as the "Girl of the Week". They asked me a bunch of questions about my style, inspirations, fav products and more. To check out the full interview, go to http://www.thestylespy.com/?tag=eman-aziz

Thursday, November 26, 2009

American Music Awards Hits & Misses

A couple of falls, some boy on boy kissing and mediocre performances sums up this years American Music Awards. While there were a couple of people that impressed (Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys) the show was a little boring and so were the performances.
Janet Jackson opened the show with a mix of some of her hits. The performance was good but was typical Janet, nothing new. And I did not like what she was wearing or any of her styling.


Shakira performed and she looked great! But the song and the dance moves....well let's just say I'm not a fan.

Rihanna came out in a white bondage body suit which looked amazing on her. But again, not very impressed by her singing or overall performance. Her makeup did look fierce though!

Jennifer Lopez attempted her "comeback". Might have worked if she didn't fall on her butt right before her dance solo. The song "Louboutins" and the whole boxing theme just seemed like she was trying too hard to do something different but it just wasn't working. If she was dancing in her Louboutins that could at least excuse the fall but she was dancing in boots! I liked her makeup - she wore a classic strong smoky eye, pale lip combo. But I wasn't feelin the hair or the wardrobe. Sorry JLO.
Adam Lambert also had a slight slip at the begining of his performance but recovered smoothly then went into his sexually charged performance. There was grinding, faces in crotches, lots of making out. Yes we got it....he did it for shock value. Ok great...but did it work. It would have worked a lot better if he actually sang well. His voice did not sound that great and all that other stuff was just distracting. He did wear a great smoky eye though.
Taylor Swift won a bunch of awards but wasn't there to accept them.
Kate Hudson presented the Black Eyed Peas. She wore one of the most unflattering dresses I've ever seen. It's no secret that she has a small chest but this dress just did NOT look good.


So who actually impressed me? Lady Gaga....of course. She actually sang and sounded great live. Her outfit, styling, hair and makeup was weird and unique as always. And she did a mini performance of her song "Speechless" on a burning piano which I loved. Plus she danced around in 5inch heels and there's was no falling.


Alicia Keyes and Jay Z Empire State of Mind performance was also one of my favorites. They both looked super sleek and stylish in their tailored suits. Alicia's voice is amazing and I love the song.
What did you guys think of the awards? Any favorites?
xo Eman

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Trend Alert - Ripped Denim

Ripped jeans are making a comeback! Ripped denim hasn't been big since the grunge days of the 1990's. But top models like Kate Moss and celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Victora Bekham have all been seen sporting this season's denim trend.

There are many ways to wear ripped denim: from jeans to skirts and shorts, holes, rips, and tears, stylish ripped skinnys , baggy boyfriend jeans, or a combo of ripped, bleached and distressed.

If you're thinking of pulling off this denim trend, pair it up with feminine tops, boyfriend blazers, and high heels for a look that’s both feminine and edgy.

So do you think this trend will be invading your closet?

xo Eman







Monday, November 16, 2009

Questions from You Answered

Hi Eman!
I'm wanting to try MUFE foundations. Unfortunately where i live they dont sell it in my particular state. However, the only way i can get it is online. In which is much harder as i'm not sure of the colour range and what is best suited. What do you recommend being a makeup artist yourself? and also what summer foundations/tinted moisturisers would you suggest? it'll be summer here next month and so what are your best summer recommendations for me? I'm not a heavy foundation user i just need something to even out my skin tone.




The MUFE foundation I suggest is the HD Foundation. Its a medium coverage foundation so its not too heavy and it gives really great coverage while looking natural. For summer, I suggest the Face & Body foundation. It is a very light foundation so it wont feel heavy in the heat. Plus its waterproof so its perfect if you go to the beach.



xo Eman

Friday, November 13, 2009

Gaga for Gaga

My newest obsession is Lady Gaga's music video for her new single " Bad Romance". I LOVE IT! It's been on repeat since it came out on Tuesday. It's a brilliant mix of Music, Fashion and visual art.

Over the top is what Lady Gaga does best. And her newest video "Bad Romance" does not disappoint. An artist in every sense of the word - Lady Gaga gives us a video that plays with our imagination. Its filled with incredible fashion, MJ "Thriller"-esque dance moves, and some seriously sick shoes.

This song was first previewed at the Alexander McQueen S/S 2010 collection. Several pieces from that collection were used in the video including those crazy "alien" shoes.

The video also features floating diamonds, a polar bear head dress, a very creepy cat, metal chin masks, great manicures, creepy doll-like eyes, lots of lingerie, 11 different makeup, hair and wardrobe changes, and oh did I mention the shoes????

Most of all, this video does what good videos do—it makes you like the song more after seeing it.

Love her or hate her - you can tell Lady Gaga is just having fun. It doesn't have to make sense, it just has to be Gaga.

"Bad Romance" is the new single from ‘The Fame Monster’ album, out November 23rd, which will include eight new songs along with her entire debut album, ‘The Fame’.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Your Questions Answered

i have to say i LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog/youtube it's so kind of you to share with everyone wot you know. i have some questions though.i live in malaysia.which is summer all year through.i am 17 this year. and i have some blemishes here and there.but it got better.probably coz of hormones.hehe but sometimes it pops out. i also have this stubborn lil bumps on my face.it's on the bridge of my nose/the sides of my nose on my inner cheek beside below my eyes/around my lips and on my chin.some told me it is white heads ?it's ridiculously hard to remove.i've tried mask.i've done facials.but it's still there.how do i get rid of it ? HELP !=]


So many things effect your skin. Your diet, exercise, what products you use to cleanse your skin etc. One tip I always suggest is to use a 3 step system twice a day. Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize. Make sure you wash your face before going to bed. Never go to bed with your make up on!!! That will clog your pores and give you the little bumps. You are on the right track...masks and exfoliating are a very important step to getting rid of those little bumps on your skin. Also remember to drink lots of water. And exercise - it makes you sweat out all the impurities in your skin and your skin feels fresh and rejuvinated.



Good luck, xo Eman Aziz

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Make Up For Ever Sens'Eyes Makeup Remover

One thing I hate is taking my makeup off. Especially if I have a lot of eye makeup on - it can take forever to get all of it off so I can avoid waking up the next morning with racoon eyes.

When I started using this product I FELL IN LOVE. The Make Up For Ever Sens'Eyes makeup remover takes EVERYTHING off so easily. It's so effective, one wipe takes so much product off so there's no rubbing.

It's a gel so it feels incredibly gentle on the skin and doesn't irritate your eyes at all even if you wear contacts. It doesn't leave your eyelids feeling greasy. Plus it takes off all waterproof makeup.

This is the best makeup remover I've ever used. It's great for people with sensitive skin. And if you're a heavy makeup wearer like I am....this is a must have.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Audrina Patridge Inspired Look

I got a request to do a makeup tutorial inspired by Audrina Patridge. Audrina is a total casual beauty. She never has to try too hard but always looks great. Her makeup usually consists of neutral shades like browns, golds and blacks. She very rarely uses lots of color or does anything to outrageous.

Products used:

Face
Make Up For Ever (MUFE) HD Primer #0
MUFE HD Foundation #125
MUFE HD Concealer #340
MUFE Duo Mat Pressed Powder #205
MUFE Sculpting Kit #2 (alternatives: bronzer, brown eyeshadow)
MUFE Blush #24

Eyes
MUFE Eyebrow Pencil #4
Mac Teddy Liner
Mac Espresso e/s
Mac Retrospeck e/s
Mac Kid e/s
Mac Wedge e/s
Mac Brun e/s
Mac Carbon e/s
MUFE Aquablack waterproof liquid liner
MUFE Smoky Lash Mascara

Lips
MUFE Aqualip liner #1C
MUFE Glossyfull #8






Sunday, November 8, 2009

Trend Alert - Bold Shoulders

Strong shoulders were in abdunance on the runaways. Dont shy away from this look even though the runway versions can seem a little intimidating. There's definately a way to make this look more wearable so you can add it to your wardrobe.

When wearing this look, keep heels and other acessories minimal to keep the focus on the bold shoulders.






Friday, November 6, 2009

Questions from You Answered

Hi Eman,

I am a very big fan. What i wanted to ask u is what is the best non water proof mascara for dramatic dark blackest black thicker lashes cuz i dont like using fake lashes or lash extensions for that matter,also if u know a good way to take care of my eyelashes and make then healthy and keep them that way, thank u so much for ur helpful tips.


My favorite non waterprooof mascara is the Smoky Lash mascara by Make Up For Ever. It gives you nice thick lashes. You can put on so many layers and it never looks clumpy. Plus it extra black. The best way to take care of your lashes is to remove all your eye makeup every night using a gently makeup remover.

xo Eman Aziz

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Trend Alert - Oversized Bow Headbands

I don't know if Lady Gaga unknowingly started this trend but Oversized Bow Headbands where seen at several runway shows including Luella Spring 2010 show in London and the Marc by Marc Jacobs show in New York.

If the runway versions are to extreme for you, check out some great wearable options that will still keep you up with the trend and look super cute and flirty.

Lady Gaga

Luella Spring 2010

Milly Spring 2010
Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2010

Some wearable versions of this trend



Monday, November 2, 2009

Trend Alert - Purple

From nails, lips to clothes and acessories - Purple is definately the hottest color for fall.

Rhianna recently was seen sporting pale and dark shades of purple lipsticks. Megan fox matched a purple dress with purple nails.

On the runways, purple showed up in every shade. Whether you love Purple or like it a little, there are many ways to wear this fun color this season.