Thursday, December 29, 2011

an EXTREME makeover



Rooney Mara


Experienced an extreme makeover for her new role. Better before or after? You be the judge :)


How do you go from THIS:









So who is she? She's the chick from The Social Network. Also, her sister is Kate Mara, (We are Marshall) who we love.




Anyway, she accepted the role for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and the makeover is nothing less than shocking. Just see for yourself.

To THIS:







I can hardly breathe looking at these pictures.


All I know is, she must be one dedicated actress. I could NEVER do it. She got paid how much? Well, maybe.


There is restitution. I can only assume that this was taken after the movie. Darling again.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas WW

Miraculously, I got myself out of my yoga pants and Toms and actually dressed up for the holiday occasion. Although, I must admit, it is getting harder and harder to dress this bump properly!

shirt: F21
skirt: vintage
tights: F21
necklace: F21
here's a pic of the necklace from the website (pretty good find for F21 if I do say so!)

shoes: Nordstrom


Also, Dean and I matched for once, but we couldn't get a cute picture together to save my life. I really need to work on my stage mom skills cause D just won't smile most of the time! Here's a rare moment...

Whole outfit courtesy of H&M!
Shoes: Toms (Nordstrom)


Hope y'all had a wonderful and fashionable holiday!

Now, what to wear for New Years...?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

happy holidays

Merry Christmas
and
Happiest Holidays
love,
The Beauty Mark (and co.)











xo: H & C


now, please excuse us as we take a small hiatus for Christmas :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

statement tights


trend watch time!

statement tights. I, for one, am super loving this trend.
For so many reasons. For one, it's winter, yay for warm legs! Secondly, my legs have reached a new shade of white being in Nebraska. Third- it's past difficult to bend over and shave these puppies. {see belly}











PS: I am aware this trend totally got ripped by Fashion Police. IE: Khloe, Selena, and Sarah Jessica.
Hate to disagree but I think Joan Rivers got it wrong.

Love it or Hate it?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Nail Trends

This holiday season, let's put our best hands forward and decide which nail trends to sport and which to ignore (and possibly mock).

LOVE:



Pushing it:


Here's a serious question: How do we feel about the forth-nail-accent trend?? I can't decide!!





One nail trend I am not liking right now is the spiky nail shape, as seen on celebs such as Rihanna, Fergie and Beyonce (maybe it has something to do with celebs that only go by their first name. Stay tuned for it to be seen on Madonna and Ke$ha.)


Oh, and let's be sure to run far, far away from anything resembling this:
(remember when acrylic nails and nail piercings were in style? I shudder at the memory.)



As a side note, usually I am not a big glitter fan, but this season you can utilize it restrictively on your nails!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Santa baby...

Just slip these little goodies under the tree for me...

Disclaimer: it's embarrassing how bare my list is this year. Feel free to give me suggestions of things I have to have!
Why does it seem the older I get, the more practical my list becomes? Oh I yearn for the days with lists filled with expensive toys and designer merchandise.
Rose Gold eternity band
Found this one on overstock.com for $175!



Snoogie pregnancy pillow (I may or may not have already bought this for myself and am currently sleeping with it. Miracle.Worker.)



I've been craving Terri's dark chocolate oranges. I called every store in the state (practically) and they are all SOLD OUT. This, of course, angered me and made my craving that much more intense. Since I couldn't get the orange, I settled for eating 2 boxes of orange sticks (in 24 hours).

Baby Jogger City Select double stroller
I got suckered into this one. I was all prepared to not get an expensive stroller but once the guy in Buy Buy Baby demo'd this for me, it seemed stupid to not get it! So now, I just need the accessories to go with it (gotta love that it's all a la carte! after all, money totally grows on trees.)



I've really been wanting a good red-orange lipstick, but haven't found the perfect color. Any suggestions?

Last, but not least, I am in need of some serious pampering. i.e. facial, massage, keratin blow out, and a mani/pedi. Who wants to splurge for me? Good thing Santa can be extra gracious to his pregnant wife :)


PS the winner of our Junghwa giveaway is:

CORI!

who said..
Blogger Cori said...

I follow TBM....of course:)

December 12, 2011 3:55 PM

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Blogger Cori said...

I also like Junghwa on FB!

December 12, 2011 3:56 PM


Thanks to all who entered!

Cori, email us within 24 hours to claim your prize.

ourbeautymark@hotmail.com


Monday, December 12, 2011

holiday cravings

peppermint bark, salted caramel hot chocolate, jo jo's (peppermint oreos a la trader joe's), homemade toffee, and peppermint ice cream floats.

I have one more to add to my favorite holiday treats...


chocolatey caramel hair.

yum.

eat your heart out.























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Friday, December 9, 2011

Bracelet Giveaway

This is my favorite part of the job.

I get to receive the prettiest things in the world so that I can give them away to YOU!

We love Junghwa's etsy site so much and are so excited to do another giveaway sponsored by the brains behind the jewels: Amy!

A was nice enough to send me this gorgeous, dainty gold bracelet that has become my everyday favorite. It can be worn alone, with a watch, or with other bracelets! And now we get to give one away to a lucky reader!!




How to enter the giveaway:
1. Follow TMB

Leave a comment saying whatcha did and we will announce the winner on Wednesday, December 14th!
Contest ends Tuesday the 13th at midnight.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lea Michele


The December cover of Allure is the best Lea Michele has ever looked (it's amazing what winged linger can do for the soul. and the face).

But then her stylists had a major misstep with the photos in her article...
H says she is channeling Linda Ronstandt (in the most negative way possible) ...what do you think?


Also, the article about Lea was terrible. She dropped f-bombs and acted like she was the greatest thing in the world. I'm so over her. AND I'm fixin' on taking Glee out of my television circuit. (btw, the Treble Tones TOTALLY should have won sectionals. Just saying.)


Dear Lea, Um...you're so vain, you probably think this post is about you.