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New Year Beauty Resolutions 2013

Happy New Year 2013! I'm so happy to start off the new year with you. I appreciate all the support and love I receive on a daily basis not just from my family and friends but from you too! So I'm taking a short walk down memory lane to recap my favourite moments of 2012 and share with you my beauty resolutions for 2013!

Holiday Poinsettia

Happy Holidays Beautiful! I’m super excited to share with you my first post featuring the nails, makeup and hair for my holiday poinsettia look. Every year around this time we see the Christmas colours of red and green all around us but I am most intrigued by these colours as they appear on the poinsettia plants that are so common around this time.

The Holiday Gloss-Over

Before I became a lipstick lover, I was a huge lipgloss fan. If you are a bit intimidated by lipstick, opt for a lipgloss instead and work your way up to lipstick. In fact there are so many highly pigmented glosses now that they give the opacity of lipsticks with high shine of the glosses. Here are some of my favourite lipglosses perfect for the holiday season!

The Reds: MAC Russian Red Lipglass <3


Get the luscious classic colour with this lipglass or the permanent MAC Russian Red Lipstick. Tap on the colour of the lipstick and run a clear lipglass over the top to replicate this gorgeous red, if you can't get your hands on this lipglass. It's a cherry red that leans a bit orange red on my skintone. It's a bit tacky as MAC lipglasses are but the high shine makes this red one of my favourite red glosses.

Holly Jolly Christmas Nails

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas! It's the best time of the year for me. These nails are super simple yet represent the Christmas season in its simplicity. This is a variation to the design I did for my mom recently. She loved them!

Imperial Purple Eyes

Sleeked out again with another Sleek Dip It eyeliner. Yet again these liners are perfect for the holidays. The gold liner featured before in my Golden Holiday Line look was simple yet festive but this time it's the royal colours of purple and gold that makes this look imperial :)

Golden Holiday Line

Hey beautiful, here is a simple eye look to show the beautiful gold colour of Sleek Dip It eyeliner. It's perfect for the holiday season and is easy enough to be completed in 5 minutes.

Frosty's Blizzard Blue Nails

Frosty the Snowman! He has been a favourite for my little nieces and myself for the holidays. He's super cute with his carrot nose and coal pieces for eyes. For my latest holiday design Frosty is the center of the design focused on the accent finger surrounded in a blizzard of snowflakes.

Happy Hanukkah Nail Art

Happy Hanukkah! I'm celebrating from this side of the world with my simple nail art. The colours blue and white or silver are symbolic of this holiday! These colours also are symbolic of the Israeli national flag and I particularly love the Star of David.

Solar Flare Christmas Nails

Hello Bellezza! It's the holiday season and this is usually the busiest time of the year for me. So here is a simple but beautiful nail art design to get you out the door with some Christmas charm and bling on your nails.

New York Red Nails

Hello beautiful! It's the Christmas season and I'm gearing up for it with Christmas colours. Here is my first NYC New York Color nail polish in Broadway Burgundy Frost. It's a classic shimmery red which reminds me a lot of my favourite red, China Glaze Ruby Pumps.


I'm Ready with Bare Minerals

Hello Beautiful! I've been a busy bee lately but found an amazing brand to complement my currently busy lifestyle. I've finally ventured into mineral makeup but this time it is in a solid form so it's easy to work with when you are on the go. Let's meet the Bare Mineral Ready Foundation, Touch Up Veil and Bronzer. 


Frostbite Nails

Counting down the days to Christmas! It's the most wonderful time of the year for me and what better way to start than some simple nail art. These were requested by my nieces who love the idea of snow. They have never seen snow and I have see it for just a few minutes when I was in Chicago recently. Now this is how we can seen them all the time.


Flights and Makeup

Hello beautiful! If I was missing in action recently it was probably due to my work taking me out of my country for a while. I was fortunate enough to visit 3 cities in the USA and since the malls there open late enough I could mix in a little beauty. But what can be more beautiful than the gorgeous scenes from up in the air of the seas and lands beneath. Here are a few shots of the beauty I was able to capture.


Fall Glitter Nails

If you don't know what to do with all that loose glitter or glitter polish you have, why not sponge them onto your nails to make a gorgeous fall inspired glittery nails.


Eau La La Sleek

We are going a bit french today! The word "eau" in french means water. I fell head over heels in love with this gorgeous matte red colour called Rouge from SleekMakeup.

New Discoveries at The Caribbean Nail and Beauty Tradeshow 2012

I love making new discoveries especially when it comes to makeup and nail art! That was exactly what I encountered this year at The Caribbean Nail and Beauty Trade Show 2012. Let's start off with the nail supplies :)


Day 31: Recreate your favourite challenge!

So we have come to the end of our nail challenge and I have to admit this is a bittersweet moment for me. I enjoyed the challenges but at times it  was really a challenge to decide on what design to do and balance the quick nail changes in between my regular life. It was so hard to decide on which one I love best but in the end my blue black gradient nails were the most popular so I recreated them using red and black instead :)


Nail Challenge Day 30: Inspired by a Tutorial

When I first started getting into nail art, youtube and cutepolish were my BFF's. I've learnt so many simple tips and tricks from the world of youtube and I am most inspired by the simple creativity of cutepolish. Today's nail design was inspired by one of her more recent tutorials and it is in keeping with the same theme of the movie "The Nightmare before Christmas". Here is the Jack Skellington nails. 


Nail Challenge Day 29: Inspired by a Supernatural

I'm back! I'm so glad my creative juices are flowing again and so I can put more effort into create beautiful masterpieces again. So here is my day 29! OMG it's coming to an end soon. For today's challenge I was inspired by the supernatural elements in the movie "The Nightmare before Christmas". I loved this picture with the spooky houses and bright yellow moon so I thought this was very appropriate for today's design.

Sleeked Out

Hello beautiful! Today's post will showcase the marvelous brand of SleekMakeup. I'm absolutely hooked on their products at the moment. It was also an honor to work with my talented friend, Krystal who willingly used the SleekMakeup Ultra Matte V2 palette and contour kit I got sometime agofor this photo-shoot. Iwas so blown away by her talent in the use of the products that for a moment Ididn'trecognize myself here. Take a look for yourself!

Nail Challenge Day 28: Inspired by a Flag

I'm still suffering from nail art block but I didn't want to skip a day. Challenges are made to push you forward and make you better so here's my day 28 nail art inspired by the Puerto Rico flag. When I was looking at vacation spots this year I found out that Puerto Rico has the biggest mall in the Caribbean. So I mean what's not to love about that! 


Cupcakes and Polish at the LCN Caribbean Launch Party

It was truly an honour to be invited to the launch of the LCN products by the gorgeous Ceola Belix. I've never heard of this brand before so it was great to see up close the products offered by the brand and learn more about them. Let's start of by saying the event was hosted by 14IRL Ltd and guests were greeted with good music, drinks and these yummy cupcakes.



Nail Challenge Day 27: Inspired by Artwork

Every so often I guess I'm like a writer with writer's block except mine is in terms of nail designs. Nail art block! haha. For this challenge, I didn't have a personal piece to draw inspiration from so instead I took to the world wide web for that. I found this beautiful piece of digital art called Purple Spring by Dianar87.


Nail Challenge Day 26: Inspired by a Pattern

Is it too early for Christmas? Well I've already started with my latest nail art design inspired by the pattern of Christmas bows. I have a roll of this gorgeous ribbon just waiting to be used and the combination of the red and gold is simply stunning. The intricate details in the ribbon is soft and feminine but festive at the same time. In reality while this does remind me of Christmas, it also reminds me of those Indian Bridal sarees. 


Nail Challenge Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

Lately I've been in love with fashion. I'm willing to try all different types of styles and prints; at least once. While scanning the catwalks I came across an interesting design from Carlos Miele Spring 2013 collection that I thought was an interesting take on the classic animal print.

Nail Challenge Day 24: Inspired by a Book

Can you tell I'm totally letting two little kids decide on my latest nail designs? I remember saying to Abi that I need a book for inspiration and she immediately pulled out her favourite book, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Out of the huge collection of books they own, this is the only one she will read over and over again. She already wants all the other books in the series now.

Red Hot Love for SleekMakeup

The world is opening up to us! More and more you can find more brands from around the world available locally here for purchase. This is great for those who prefer to support local companies and of course don't have to worry about imports and its associated fees. Most times the downside of this would be that the prices are exorbitant but at Red Hot Love this is clearly not the case for new brands on the scene; Sleek Makeup, MUA and Color Cosmetics.


Nail Challenge Day 23: Inspired by a Movie

Under the sea, under the sea! Sing with me. So you guessed it, The Little Mermaid is quite popular in my house. Although I think Madagascar 3 may give it some new competition.The design is inspired from the beautiful waters under the sea.


It's Official: Bellezza Bee has a Facebook Page

I'm so excited to share with you that Bellezza Bee now has its own Facebook Page. I was a bit skeptical to start at first but your overwhelming support made the decision a whole lot easier for me. It will be an extension of the blog sharing pictures of upcoming makeup to be reviewed, nail polish with swatches and nail art designs, extra photos from my makeup shoots, upcoming local beauty events, makeup inspiration and many more beauty related adventures of mine! I'm really looking forward to doing my first fashion post too. Take a look at my current page header.


Nail Challenge Day 22: Inspired by a Song

It's a funny story how I came about this song inspired nail design. It just so happened that I bought the two colours used in this look together and I just love the fact that they have gold elements to them. I thought they would look good together but didn't know quite how until for some strange reason I starting singing Gold Digger! So here's my Gold Digger design!


Nail Challenge Day 21: Inspired by a Colour

I love being in the Caribbean with the bright colours everywhere all year round. For this challenge however I was inspired by the beautiful season of Fall that we don't really experience here. It just so happens that I got a few colours from the Orly Fired Up Fall 2012 collection and they did a tutorial on their facebook page that fueled this design.

Polish Days: Sentimental Pinks

I'm thrilled to be doing my first Polish Days challenge. You can find more information on this at Polly Polish. So this month's theme is called Sentimental, so your manicure must represent something well sentimental. Be it the polish itself or the design. I'm choosing to go with the design. What better way to celebrate October than with a breast cancer awareness manicure that brings me back to an aunt of mine who suffered and died from cancer. She was indeed loved by our family. 



Nail Challenge Day 20: B&W Watermarbled

Ok so wow! I have some huge respect for you watermarble pros out there! This was my hardest challenge so far and while it's not a complete failure, it did take me a few tries to get this one done. You can still see some mistakes but I still really love the colour combo and will be willing to try again soon!


Nail Challenge Day 19: Purple Galaxy

Enter my Purple Galaxy! I love using purples of any kind for a nail design and since I already did my first galaxy nails using blue as the base I thought it only appropriate to try purple instead for this one. 


Nail Challenge Day 18: Smokey Half Moons

I've never really ventured into the half moons. But now that I am here I truly like them. They are simple but elegant. Pair them with contrasting colours to see the true beauty of this design.

Nail Challenge Day 17: Purple Glitter

Which girl doesn't love glitter? Well certainly not any in my house. Even with all the fuss about its removal, it's definitely a big hit. Now combine that with one of my favourite colours and we have a winner! 


Nail Challenge Day 16: Tribal Print

Try and try again. I wasn't happy with my original design and since I had enough time today I tried another one. I'm really glad I did since this design turned out to be more than I expected. I love the contrast on the colours, it's simplicity yet way it truly represents today's theme.

Nail Challenge Day 15: Delicate China

Hello beautiful! For today's nail challenge I must admit this was indeed a challenge. I had to try a few times before I created this beautiful nail art that was inspired by the blue and white prints of fine china.


Nail Challenge Day 14: SunFlowers

Hello Sunshine! You want to brighten up your day today? Well these sunny sunflowers just might do the trick. Doing this nail challenge reminded me that I haven't really done much flower nail art but here I have the chance to change that...now.

ABC Challenge: C is for Colourful China Glaze Crackle Nails

What another challenge? I must be nuts or just a huge nail polish addict right? I'll take the latter please! I thought this was a brilliant challenge and didn't want to miss out on this one so here I am taking part in the ABC challenge. For more information on this challenge please visit the Llama Nails on Facebook. This week the letter is C. My C stands for Colourful, China Glaze, Crackle Nails with a tutorial in case you're interested to create this design for yourself. 


Nail Challenge Day 13: Animal Print

Moo! Moo! Moo! Forgive me while I let out my inner cow. Would you believe this design was actually inspired by a milk carton? Yup, the latest milk out on the market here for us is literally called My Moo Milk.

Nail Challenge Day 12: Side Stripes

Stripes! At one point I had a mean fear for these. I mean just the thought of doing them would make my hands super shaky and the stripes would always come out croaked. If you have those issues, then the nail art polishes with the stripper brushes may just come to your rescue.

Nail Challenge Day 11: Friday Polka Dots

Wow! We are into the patterns now! This nail challenge is moving along nicely. If you remember my rainbow nails or black & white ones you probably already know I love polka dots! Any sizes or colours, they are just simple to do and really easy for you DIY nail junkies! Here's my latest version using one of my favourite pinks, OPI Pink Friday.

Nail Challenge Day 10: Blue Black Gradient Nails

Just when I thought my Rainbow nails were my favourite so far in the challenge, along came the gradient nails and replaced my love in an instant. I couldn't believe how stunning the combination of black and blue would look together. It's a truly simple design that is very popular with the DIY nail polish crowd. 

Nail Challenge Day 9: Rainbow Nails

Somewhere over the rainbow. Way up high! Oh this manicure has me singing that song. I really enjoyed bringing out the acrylic paints to do this easy version of a rainbow manicure. It's simply made out of dots so anyone with a nail dotter, toothpick or pin can do it.

Road Trip to Tres Belle Cosmetique

It's been a while since I last took a road trip when the sole purpose was to find a specific beauty destination. Let's meet Tres Belle Cosmetique together! Not only was I finding the location of their new store but it was an honour to meet the team and celebrate their one year anniversary at the same time!

Nail Challenge Day 8: Metallic Antique Gold Nails

I'm learning so much from these nail challenges; like the fact that I love polka dots and don't have much metallic colours. Oh and by the way I love antique gold just like this colour from L.A.Girl. 


Nail Challenge Day 7: Classic Black and White Polka Dot Nails

I'm in love with polka dots. It's really simple to do and if you don't have a dotting tool, just a regular toothpick or bobby pin would do. Here's the classic black with white polka dots.


Nail Challenge Day 6: Violet Lilac Nails

So as I promised I put just a tad more effort into the Purple nail challenge than as for my Blue ones. Purple after all is one of my favourite colours.