Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Disco Nails

Hey guys, it's Emily from shimmer and spice. I took a day trip (that ended up being over night) to NYC yesterday to train with GIELLA custom blend cosmetics in the big city so I can take my skills back to s&s with me!  GIELLA had gotten new glitter in so we could make the most extreme glitter nail polish. I must say, I love it!I literally do a double take when I look down at my hands. I move them around so I can watch them flash like disco balls :3

xo Emily

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring 2011 Make-up

Well it is Spring............
..............isn't it?

For fashion this season in both accessories and make-up, think 70's. Fresh, Natural, Free, Frosted

Must have products to get these looks:

Frosty eye shadows in cotton candy colors. This look may be a little difficult to pull off but this color is not. Just add to the inner corner of your eyes, a little on your lid close to the lash line or over a black eyeliner to really make your eyes stand out! Soon to be added to the web page but if you would like sooner then EMAIL me

Highlight that your can put on your cheekbones or on your eyelids alone or on top of any color. 
B-DAZZLE (the lighter version of Eye M Glam)

Below is a pic I took after doing Makeup on a model for a shoot we did last year. B-dazzle gives the fresh face look and is also applied on her eye lids close to the lash line. I also put some in the inner corners of her eyes to freshen and look more awake!

 This season nothing should look too planned out. A pop of color on the lip and a color like Dreamy Taupe which is the perfect color to provide depth to the eye lid when applied in the crease with out adding color. It is also perfect for filling in most people's brows.

Bronze is everywhere. Particularly a bronze with a sparkling affect to make the eyes glow. I created "Snookie" for this. Its pretty much my fav thing right now.

Looks super dreamy......
Apply on the lid close to lash line, add dreamy taupe in the crease and a thin line of black liner on the top lid and you have the look! ( a little B-Dazzle on the inner corners could never hurt)

I adore this make-up tutorial that Mario (Past GIELLA artist) did. It's my favorite look right now and of course he uses Eye-m Glam and B-dazzle all over the lid and cheek bones so I love it even more!

Friday, April 15, 2011


Watermelon lips! A perfect shade for spring. So lively and vibrant.

Israeli watermelon and feta snacks. So easy and so delicious and refreshing!

Love the styling in these shots.

Aaaand last but not least, watermelon margaritas... if you're working hard, you have to unwind somehow!


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 wide strips orange zest
  • 12 ounces watermelon cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup white or silver tequila
  • Lime wedges


  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and orange
    zest to a boil over high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 3 minutes. Let syrup cool
    in a bowl. In a blender, puree watermelon cubes until
    smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on solids, into a pitcher (you should have about 1 cup juice). Stir in syrup, lime juice, and tequila. Fill salt-rimmed glasses with ice, then pour margarita mixture over top. Garnish with lime wedges.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Coming soon to shimmer and spice
Hats <3

Gavin Joseph 2/23/11

I am a proud Aunt Kris<3

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Make-up event!

just email: KristynApril@yahoo.com
Sunday Jan 30th
Awesome deal! For $50 you have your make-up done, a lesson on how to look your best everyday and get to go home with some custom goodies! The $50 is REDEEMABLE in cosmetics!!


Friday, January 21, 2011

This post is more for me.

I just moved into an apartment with one of my best friends and we want to take advantage of a time in our lives where we can have a extremely, embarrassingly girly apartment!