I'd like to introduce a new friend of mine ~ she is one of the fabulous women I met at SITS Bloggy Boot Camp Denver, this past September. To read the post, click here.  
Her name is Natalia of Ma Nouvelle Mode!! 

Welcome Natalia & thank you so much for being here with us today!!


Hi BellaGrey Design readers!!  It is so lovely to be here, thank you Jennifer for asking me to guest post! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Natalia and I blog over at Ma Nouvelle Mode. If you are wondering what that means, it is French for 'my new style.' Now you are probably wondering "why French?" Well, it just so happens that I am living here in France with my husband and two boys. My husband plays basketball here, and the boys and I are his biggest fans! Over at my place, you can find a mix of fashion, beauty, hair, makeup, and of course some of our crazy life of traveling the globe. But today with Christmas upon us, I thought I would do a post on holiday beauty ideas! Here are a few tips of mine for you to mix it up a bit and feel beautiful for all those holiday parties I am sure you get to attend!

 1.)  Try a bold lip!  I am not sure if this is out of your comfort zone or not, but it is such a small thing, putting on lipstick, and it adds so much!!  Nervous about wearing red?  Try a hot pink or a deep purple.  You can jazz up a simple outfit with just a lipstick!  Doesn't that sound great?

2.)  Sequins!  I put together this outfit below on Polyvore.  If you haven't heard of Polyvore, it's soooo fun.  I think this outfit could be casual or fancy, whatever you need it to be!  You could wear your hair sleek and straight or some big sexy curls parted to the side with the headband showing on the side with less hair.
holiday outfit
holiday outfit by manouvellemode featuring mid heels I said this was my holiday outfit, but that's kinda a lie.  I wish this was my holiday outfit.  I wouldn't wear those heels (I am 6 feet tall, I would be huge!)  

3.) Try something fun and different with your hair!  I know that a lot of us ladies get into a routine that works for us and then rarely change it.  I want to challenge you to try something new with your hair.  I have quite a few hair tutorials on my blog, but try some big sexy curls, braids, buns, there are so many options! 

 Here are some ideas using braids.

4.) Prepare!  Sounds easy right?  It is!  I don't know about you, but there has been multiple times when I had an outfit in my head and it was just perfect.  I thought I was gonna be turning heads left and right.  Then the day came to wear said outfit and after putting it on I realized my mind had deceived me!  Take some time to prepare exactly what you want to wear, shoes to jewelry, a couple days ahead and you will be good to go! Less stress, that's for sure! Thank you so much for letting me come visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my few tips, now go get beautified for those parties!!

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Thank you so much, Natalia, I enjoyed the tips & I hope all of you did too!!

Have a Super Great Day!!!!