Red Carpet Round Up: Golden Globes 2015

For some people, the early winter months mean football season. They have snacks and settle in front of the television, talking to the tv as if they can be heard and have a hard time looking away. Well, that’s how I feel about award season. I too, love to sit and watch the whole event, including the red carpet pre-show. On occasion, I might find myself talking to the tv, guessing who I think should win the award that’s up for grabs. Oh, and when the boys are checking out the plays they just watched on their phones, I’m scrolling through E!’s red carpet pictures so I can get a closer look. This year, the majority of the women walking the red carpet were on point. Of course, there will always be some who manage to pull away from the pack and those who fall behind, so let’s get to it.

Best Dressed

Golden Globes best dressed

These three women look absolutely flawless and can you believe that they are all over 40? Of course, Kate Beckinsale tops my list in her Elie Saab dress. Now Elie Saab is one of my favorite designers so it’s no surprise I loved this dress, but it’s absolutely perfection. I love that it has the right amount of sparkle, paired with the gorgeously draped, neutral skirt. I think her styling was spot on too with her neutral bag, double wrist cuffs and dark manicure. Beckinsale is one of those stars though, who consistently hits it right on the red carpet, and I’ll admit that I know her more for her red carpet looks than her movies. Amy Adams has been on a winning streak for the past few years, both on the award show stage and the red carpet. Her pale blue Versace dress, perfectly brought out her blue eyes. It was a simple style with classic styling but what made this a winner in my book was that it fit her like a dream. Now I’m not usually one for feathers on a dress, but Julianne Moore’s Givenchy Couture look worked beautifully. I absolutely loved the ombre effect and how the trailing sequins just melted into the feathers. I’m so glad that she let this very embellished dress do the talking too and opted for simple diamonds to complete the look.

Worst Dressed

Golden Globes Worst

I’d call it a very successful award show with only two stars on my worst dressed list. The first is Rosamund Pike in Vera Wang and I’m disappointed that both the actress and designer are on the list! This dress just doesn’t work as the bodice lays awkwardly in part due to the straps and the cutouts look a little odd. If you are going to go this bare, I’d suggest looking in the direction of Kate Hudson who rocked her very revealing Versace dress due to a perfect fit. For such a gorgeous, talented actress, I hope her next red carpet dresses are better. On the other end of the spectrum is Keira Knightley, wearing a very conservative dress. I’m sad to say that this dress is actually Chanel! I recognize that Kiera does tend to go for more offbeat dresses and is a Chanel spokesperson but this dress is just too much with the top and bottom made from a material resembling curtains. And I think you know how I feel about the matching butterfly on her wrist. I know that both Chanel and Keira can do much better and have high hopes for the future.

Of course, as award shows go, they can’t all be winners. But tell me, who topped your best and worst dressed lists?

Best of Beauty

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all are having a wonderful week so far- we are halfway to the weekend! But before I set my sights on this coming weekend, I have to catch you up on the fun things that I did this past weekend.

Last week I was invited to attend Saks Fifth Avenue “Best of Beauty” event in San Francisco, hosted by San Francisco magazine. Always up for a fun event, I knew it would be the perfect way to spend my Saturday afternoon. As I browsed the make-up counters I enjoyed a glass of Rutherford Hill Chardonnay which was crisp and cool- the perfect reprieve from the heat outside!

With a glass of wine and issue of San Francisco magazine in hand, I made my way over to the Chanel beauty presentation. I’ve never really used Chanel products before and was excited to hear more about them. The amazing Cathy G. and Ali took us through Chanel’s newest products- some of which took 10 years to develop! Chanel is really committed to creating top-quality products that are free of any added fragrance and feel extremely luxurious on the skin. My skin tends to be extremely dry (ironic considering how much water I drink!) so I’m always looking for new products to help restore moisture. I’ve tried many that feel hydrating for the first 10 minutes, but the below Chanel products actually kept my skin feeling fresh and vibrant the whole day.

Then it was time for make-up! We first watched Cathy do a demonstration on Ali of some of the newest products for summer. I think in summer we all crave effortless make-up routines so we can get out and start enjoying the sun, which is precisely what Chanel offered. Besides getting to see the products in action, I learned a few new things! First, I learned a new technique of applying eye liner so it smudges more against your eyelashes, rather than creating a fine line, which makes your lashes look thicker. Then, I heard that your ideal color of blush is the color of your fingertips. This was groundbreaking to me! As a girl who wore red blush for every dance performance growing up, I’ve always been a little scared of it and tend to only wear bronzer. However, after seeing how much the bronzer-coral blush combination brightened up my complexion, I may be a convert! Getting to try the new products was so much fun and I loved my new look!

Our make-up stations!

The event was fantastic and I feel so honored to be involved! A huge thank you to Saks and Ali for inviting me! I went out on Saturday night rocking my new look and got lots of compliments, so now I will be going back to Saks soon to purchase some of these new products!

Questions:

-What’s your make-up routine like?

-What are your favorite make-up brands? Drugstore/Department store?