February 23, 2017

Bright & Bold Lips

One of my favorite party looks is a bright, bold lip.  When the ladies of LMP asked me to come over to get them ready for their recent Fifty Shades of Valentine’s Day Shoot, I know that I wanted to incorporate bold lips into their looks to feature for our Beauty with Brittany Lo series.

We decided to showcase this look on Abby, and she recently got Urban Decay’s Junkie Lipstick Vice Palette, which has plenty of fun and funky lip colors to choose from. To match the decor and Abby’s overall look, we decided on ‘Big Bang’, a deep magenta with metallic copper flecks for some extra sparkle.

Here’s how to apply a bold lip:

Step 1: Outline the lips with a lip pencil. Using a pencil is important when applying bright dark colors to avoid the color bleeding. Start by lining the peaks of the lips.

Step 2: Choose a lip color and apply it with a flat small brush. I recommend using the Sephora Pro Lip Brush #85

Step 3: Add some gloss on top if you desire!

See how fun Abby’s lips look? Follow these same steps to ensure a long lasting look for any bold lip color.

Until next time!

Xo, B.Lo
@brittany.lo

xx, Abby
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February 21, 2017

The Red Carpet Bubbly

Guys! It’s finally time for the Oscars! We LOVE awards season and always have a ton of fun hosting out family and friends to watch who will be the big winners… and the Oscars are our favorite.

In fact, we love the Oscars so much that we developed a whole Movie Party in a Box for your entertaining needs. We only have a few left, so grab yours by end of day today in order to get in time for Sunday night!

Any Oscars party calls for a red-carpet worthy signature cocktail, so I came up with a recipe for The Red Carpet Bubbly, which combines Chambord, St. Germain, and Prosecco.  Did a more perfect trio ever exist?

Here’s what you need:

-prosecco
-chambord
-St. Germain liqueur
-fresh raspberries

Here’s what to do:

1) In each cocktail glass, combine 1 oz. St. Germain and 1 oz. chambord.


2) Top each glass with prosecco until filled.


3) Skewer a few raspberries on the star skewers found in our Movie Party in a Box, and add to each glass for garnish.

Sip, and enjoy! Now you can fully concentrate and make your big predictions for the night! Who do you think is gonna win? Tell us in the comments below!

Until next week!

Photos by Maggie Antalek

 

xx, Abby
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February 9, 2017

A Simple Waterfall Braid

A few weeks ago, Natasha of Beautini and I went over to the LMP studio to prep the ladies for a masquerade-themed, Fifty Shades of Grey Galentine’s Day Bash. Seri, Abby and Maggie wanted sexy, fun looks that showed that they were ready to party!

For Seri’s hairstyle, we decided on a simple waterfall braid, since Seri typically likes her hair to be down.  Here’s how Natasha did it:

Step 1: Curl your hair into waves. Start by wrapping small sections of your hair around a curling wand leaving the ends out. Natasha used a 1-inch curling iron. (The longer the hair the bigger the wand).

Step 2: For the braid, divide a small section of hair on each side of the head.  

Step 3: Braid each section towards the middle of the back of the head, and connect using a hairtie or bobby pins. Spray with hairspray to secure!

Until next time!

Xo,

B.Lo
@brittany.lo

Photos by Maggie Antalek
Hair and Makeup by Brittany and Natasha of Beautini

xx, Abby
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February 7, 2017

Prosecco with Lemon Sorbet & Raspberries

Normally, i’m not a big sorbet person.  BUT, i’ve noticed a lot of people combining sorbet with prosecco for a sweet, bubbly treat… now THAT is something I can get behind.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to create a cocktail that doubles as a dessert – Prosecco with Lemon Sorbet and Raspberries!

Here’s what you need:

-1 bottle of prosecco
-carton of lemon sorbet
-fresh raspberries
-fresh mint
-ice cream scoop

Here’s what to do:

1) Scoop some of your lemon sorbet into your wine glasses… about 2 scoops per glass.


2) Uncork your prosecco and pour into each glass over top the lemon sorbet.


3) Garnish with fresh raspberries and mint leaves.


4) Sip, and enjoy!

The best thing about this drink? Besides the fact that it is beyond simple… you can completely customize it to your tastes.  For example, you could use raspberry sorbet, or vanilla with fresh strawberries… you name it!

Until next week…

xx, Abby
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February 1, 2017

Fifty Shades of Valentine’s Day

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures’ new film Fifty Shades Darker.

So, now that it’s February, we ask you… what are you doing on Valentine’s Day?

All of us at LMP agree that our favorite things to do on Valentine’s Day is to sip on cocktails, eat some sweets, and go to the movies! Whether it’s with our hubbies or some girlfriends, movies are always a great way to enjoy the Holiday of L-O-V-E.

Universal Pictures asked us to come up with some fun ideas to celebrate Fifty Shades Darker, which is coming to theaters this Valentine’s Day so we invited a few girlfriends over and threw a masquerade-themed Galentine’s Day party.

We asked the gals to come decked in sexy outfits, we let the red wine flow and we served a menu of very sexy foods like prosciutto purses (melon on the inside, chives to tie), crostini with brie and pears with a balsamic drizzle and crostini spread with Neuchatel cream cheese and topped with pomegranate seeds.

We made for a festive setting with black balloons, silver confetti and tons of roses.  We hung a metallic silver backdrop from Decorative Novelty to use for photos.

We always love serving a signature drink and for this cocktail party Abby was serving up a romantic and bubbly libation.

Abby’s Sexy Sip:

Here’s what you need:
-prosecco
-St. Germaine
-fresh strawberries
-edible rose petals

Here’s what to do:
1) Rinse off and slice some fresh strawberries, about 10, removing the green stem and leaves. Place slices in a bowl, and using a muddler, mash them up.
2) In a pitcher, combine 1 bottle of prosecco, 2 oz. of St. Germaine, and your muddled strawberries.  Stir gently.
3) Top with edible rose petals, and serve!

For dessert, we thought it was appropriate (and ok, totally cliche) to serve chocolate covered strawberries.

With our table set and our drinks poured, we got to donning our masks, tossing some confetti, lighting sparklers, and partying.

We know. Now you want to throw a party just as fabulous…right?? Well guess what? We are giving away a Little Miss Valentine’s Day Party in a Box WITH a swag bag full of Fifty Shades Darker-themed goodies including a copy of the book!

You can enter to win by commenting on this post, telling us who you want to see Fifty Shades Darker with! Winner will be announced on Monday, February 6th.

Make plans to slip into something a shade darker this Valentine’s Day…  get your tickets to see Fifty Shades Darker here!


Photos by Maggie Antalek.
Makeup by Brittany Lo of Beautini. Hair by Natasha Vallejo of Beautini

xx, Abby
Party conversation
  1. GINA LAMORA

    YASSSSSSS!!!

    I absolutely LOVE this idea. I am the VP of a mothers club and your post just changed our decor for our Galentines Party!

    Where did you get your masks from please?

    Oh – and I would love to go see this my girlfriends who serial read all the books with me.

    Thank you!!

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