Life

Giveaway Reminder!

Babes, just a friendly reminder to enter the Beauty + Babes giveaway! All you have to do is follow the B + B blog, and comment on the giveaway post stating what your must have holiday beauty product is – it’s SO simple! Make sure you enter before  the contest deadline on Monday, November 24th at midnight. Can’t wait to see all the contest entries from you babes! xo

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Beauty, Fashion, Life

Christmas Wishes

Now, I don’t mean to panic any of you beautiful babes, but I think I should let it be known that there are only 35 – yes, 35! – shopping days left until Christmas! Usually I leave things to the last minute – so guilty of this – but luckily I’ve started online shopping a few weeks back and have done some of my Christmas shopping. It’s times like these I am so happy I work in the hair/makeup/beauty industry – it makes shopping for the women in my life just that much easier. I’ve started to compile my x-mas list to give to my man (let’s be honest, I completed it months ago) and here are my top picks:
1. Gucci Cosmetics – I have been obsessing over Gucci’s cosmetic line since it launched back in October, and have been so disappointed that the line is not available to ship to Canada from Gucci’s website (crying face). I’ve been told Gucci cosmetic’s are available at Holt’s, so even though my BF tells me I already own way too much makeup, I’m hoping to find a few of these treasures in my stocking!
2. Valentino Rockstud Patent Leather Slingbacks – Babes, I die (or live?) for these amazing Valentino slingbacks! I’ve had my eye on these babies for a few good months now, and I know if I had these in my wardrobe they would most likely become my daily drivers. I love how they look with skinnies, skirts, dresses – everything! I want, want, want!
3. Candles – I really don’t know any babe who isn’t a maniac about candles, but sometimes I take it to a whole other level. To say that I am candle obsessed is an understatement – I love candles of any brand, size, and smell (especially any sugar, pine, or clean linen scent!)
4. Sexy Lingerie – yes, yes, YES! I love receiving lingerie as a gift, especially since we babes know how pricey lingerie can be. I hope to receive some sexy pieces from my favourite lingerie line Agent Provocateur and the ever sexy Victoria’s Secret.
5. Something Sparkly – last but definitely not least, I think every babe has some sort of sparkly shiny jewellery on their wish list, be it an amazing pair of earrings, a tennis bracelet, or that special once in a lifetime ring – sparkle sparkle! 
So babes, those are my picks this Christmas – let me know down in the comments what you are craving to see under the tree this year! Until next time, happy (in person/window/online) shopping!Christmas Wishes

Agent Provocateur pajamas
$350 – agentprovocateur.com

Hanky Panky bra
net-a-porter.com

Agent Provocateur panty
$195 – agentprovocateur.com

Gucci leather handbag
$800 – flannels.com

Allurez gold ring
$6,180 – allurez.com

Gucci lipstick
gucci.com

Lips makeup
bergdorfgoodman.com

Gucci makeup
gucci.com

Gucci fragrance
sephora.com

Wine glass
gilt.com

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Beauty, Life

Beauty + Babes Giveaway

Babes, this is the blog post that I have been dying to write pretty much since Beauty + Babes launched – it’s finally time for a giveaway! I am SO excited for this, and I really loved picking out the perfect babe-approved products. The lucky winning babe will receive a super cute Sephora brand makeup pouch (perfect for stashing makeup to grab on the go to holiday parties!) AND a Kat Von D Studded Kiss Mini Lipstick Set, complete with 9 (yes, 9!) different lip shades! The rules for entering are super easy – just make sure you follow the Beauty + Babes blog, as well as the blog’s twitter feed, @beautyandbabes. Comment below letting me know what your #1 must-have beauty product for the holidays are, and you’re all set and entered – it’s as easy as that! The giveaway will end on Monday, November 24th at midnight, and I’ll contact the winning babe to give her the good news. Can’t wait to see all your comments and entries! lip
Beauty + Babes Giveaway

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Fashion

Date Night Essentials

Babes, I don’t know about you, but I have been SO busy lately (work, appointments, shopping, etc) and life is showing no signs of slowing down especially with the holidays coming! That being said, I am DYING for a date night with my man, just the two of us, somewhere romantic…you know the drill. As of late, my absolute date night essentials are:
1. Hot Outfit – this one is self explanatory. Lately, I am loving leather everything and anything.
2. Sexy Nails – I’ve been really into my nails lately, experimenting with a new shade daily. Black and shiny (think patent leather-ish) is my number one nail shade right now.
3. Racy Underwear – Again, self-explanatory, but your bra and panties are something you can really have fun with. Victoria’s Secret has some really fun stuff out right now for the holidays, and Agent Provocateur is always on point with their designs.
Let me know down in the comments what your absolute essentials are for a babe-approved date night!
Date Night Essentials

Marni turtle neck shirt
modaoperandi.com

Balmain high rise skirt
$6,375 – balmain.com

Atsuko Kudo latex lingerie
luisaviaroma.com

NARS Cosmetics lips makeup
bloomingdales.com

Nail treatment
etsy.com

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Babes, Fashion

Babe of the Week: Lauren Parsekian

So Babes, let me introduce you to my major girl crush and Beauty + Babes Babe of the Week – Lauren Parsekian! Now, if her name doesn’t ring any immediate bells, don’t panic. She isn’t a runway model (although she should be) and she isn’t a Hollywood starlet (although she could be) – she is a producer, director, co-founder of the Kind Campaign, and in terms of public notoriety, the public probably knows her best as the wife of Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul. The girl is absolutely stunning, and really is the epitome of a woman with beauty and brains. She is so naturally gorgeous and is truly a classic beauty – she has stunning bone structure, an insanely model-esque figure, and DROP DEAD GORGEOUS hair! I cannot get over how natural, shiny, and healthy her long (I’m guessing 24″) blonde locks are. Lauren definitely tops my list of hair envy babes, and to celebrate her as this week’s Babe of the Week, here are her top three looks!

lauren parsekian

1.

I cannot get over how gorgeous Lauren looks in this stunning  floor length deep red gown she rocked to the 2014 Golden Globe awards. I love the deep-v cut neckline, the feature knee-high front slit, and the slight mermaid silhouette – she looks absolutely phenomenal! I am LOVING her hair – voluminous, sleek, and sexy – and her diamond accessories set off the look perfectly. Her smoky makeup is perfect for a red carpet appearance without being over-done, and overall, she looks simply amazing. I almost wish I could cut Aaron out of the shot so we could see more of Lauren’s look – sorry AP!

US-ENTERTAINMENT-NEED FOR SPEED-PREMIERE

2.

Lauren does mesh and sheer paneling absolutely RIGHT in this amazing maxi length black gown she wore while supporting her man at the premiere of Need for Speed in March 2014, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in LA. I absolutely adore her ombre hair, and I love the sleek low ponytail she is rocking. Her statement necklace works perfectly with the overall look, and although her dress is mostly 40% sheer, it’s done in a classy and elegant fashion. Lauren looks perfect – I cannot wait to see more of this babe on the red carpet.

LP wedding

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My absolutely favourite look of Lauren’s has to be her on her wedding day – she is one of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen. She looks radiant and glowing, and overall just so happy! I am obsessed with her hair which is styled in soft, romantic curls, and her light smokey eye makeup is paired perfectly with soft blush contouring and a nude lip, which is one of my all time favourite make up looks. Her dress is the “Paris” design by Kenneth Pool by Amsale Aberra – she looks amazing in the corset top with sweetheart neckline, which fits her figure perfectly, and the tulle asymmetric gown adds some drama, which is necessary for every bride on her big day! THE BOTTOM LINE: Lauren Parsekian is one smart and sexy babe – Aaron Paul, don’t ever let her go! 

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Life

1 Month Blog-iversary

Good morning (even though it’s Monday, why oh why can’t we still be sleeping) my gorgeous babes! Yesterday marks the 1 month blog-iversary of Beauty + Babes, and I could not be more excited – I love blogging about beauty and fashion, and I love the blogging community – I owe you babes a MA-JAH thank you for reading  and for all your comments, opinions, and suggestions of new beauty/fashion tricks and tips! I haven’t been updating Beauty + Babes as much as I want to – life has gotten crazy busy lately, but definitely stay tuned – I have fabulous blog posts coming up including more makeup reviews and a  fantastic giveaway! Thanks again babes for a great first month – kisses kisses!

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