Category Archives: Makeup

La Modelo Del Mes

I stumbled across something I thought was pretty sassy the other day called ” La Modelo Del Mes“-in english-” The Model of the Month”.  Basically, a stylist named Shimada Kemp takes “normal” girls (normal meaning not professional models)  here in Madrid and styles them-hair, outfit and makeup, and then takes photos. Kemp says “Each model evokes an energy, an emotion that is used as the inspiration for these photos”.

I think this is a cool idea and the photos are great. I also love that these girls aren’t “real” models but just regular young ladies. Madrid definitely needs some more creativity flowing here like this idea.

Check out the most recent November model, Nicole. I am loving the hairstyle! Check out Shimada’s web for more monthly models!

La Modelo del Mes November La Modelo del Mes November



Bobbi Brown Store Opens in Madrid

I am thrilled to announce the opening of the first offical Bobbi Brown store in Madrid.  This New York City brand highlights the importance of enhancing your natural beauty, and just so happens to be one of my favorite brands of makeup.

You can buy all sorts of makeup, brushes, skincare and fragrance at the store.  It´s located in Barrio Salamanca on Calle Lagasca, 32.

New M.A.C Store Opening on Goya

Now that Michael Kors has settled in, it´s time for another MAC store to come down to the Barrio Salamanca area.  There is already one shop on Fuencarral in the Chueca/Tribunal zone and there will soon be another.

I am not sure when exactly the shop will be opening but I did snap this photo…so hopefully the store will open soon!  I´d much rather buy my MAC products there than at Corte Ingles.

The shop will open on Goya near Serrano.

Beauty Dinners: A New Concept

What WILL they think of next?  Now you can not only eat a healthy and delicious dinner with friends but you can also get a makeover at the same time.  Zamburiña, a restaurant that combines a gourmet dining experience with ´takeaway´food, now offers beauty dinners every Thursday.  While you munch on delicious and healthy foods, a makeup team from Cazcarra Image Group gives you a makeover!   What a great idea, perfect for a bachelorette event, a birthday, or simply put-a girls night out!

To reserve your beauty dinner: email:

Other details:


Avenida Brasil 6

91 110 7777


Estée Lauder: Mad Men Makeup

Shake. Stir. Seduce. 

That´s the tagline of the new makeup collection created especially for Mad Men by Estée Lauder.

(The model they used looks just like Betty, the blond in the champagne colored dress in the cast photo above-nice work Estée Lauder!)

In case you are unaware, Mad Men is a fabulous television drama that takes place in 1960´s New York.  I adore the show and am anxiously waiting for the it´s return, Season 5, which will premiere on March 25th. 

I think this is a fabulous collaboration because Estée Lauder embodies what is Mad Men: vintage, elegant, mature, but still sexy.  Estée Lauder has been around since before the 60´s, so for them this is probably a take on what their collection was once like.  The packaging is glamorous and elegant, and I can´t wait to purchase a product, I think I will go for the red lipstick!

The collection will be available exclusively on the Estée Lauder website and at Bloomingdales.

G-Star Raw Women´s Night Event

This Thursday, October 27th, G-Star Raw will be hosting a special event at two separate El Corte Ingles locations in Madrid, one on Preciados and the other Castellana.  There will also be an event held Friday night in Barcelona. The event will feature fashion tricks and the newest trends and help fitting and finding the perfect pair of jeans.  Print a copy of the invitation (go to the Glamour España website to get your invite) and you´ll have the opportunity to get a free MAC makeover during the event.  More details below, including the exact addresses of the Corte Ingles locations. Enjoy!



Pure Threads Collection

Emma Watson has proved to be an actress, then model, and now: fashion designer.  The face of Burburry and Lancome (she actually just shot the Lancome campaign this past March by photog Mario Testino-see pics below), Emma has helped create an eco-friendly collection for Alberta Ferretti.  The collection, Pure Threads, is small and features five pieces created entirely from environmentally friendly materials.
Emma was excited at the prospect of working with Ferretti because she´s worn her designs on the red carpet and loved the idea of working with natural materials.  Ferretti has been equally inspired by Emma, saying she´s impressed at how successful she became at such a young age.
Saving the environment comes at a high price in this case.  The clothes are not cheap, ranging from 200-700 GBP.
Black Dress 700 GBP
White top 440 GBP and Skirt 570 GBP
Denim shorts 220 and white top 440 GBP ( Okay I know they are eco-friendly but really…220 for a pair of dukes? All mine are ´recycled´anyway, cut off from old jeans…does that count as eco-friendly?!)
What do you think? At what cost would you go to save the environment???
Also just for kicks I am putting up two photos from Emma Watson´s Lancome shoot…I like it!  Classy.  I am always a fan of Mario Testino.