Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from BentleyBlonde!


Merry Christmas Beauties!
Thank you for all of your love & support in 2012
Wishing all of you safe and Happy Holidays <3





& OF COURSE, KISSU THE SHIBA INU TOO ;)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Ornament Ball Wreath Tutorial

Hi Beauties! 



Its that magical time of year of again & I have created the perfect DIY project to get you in the holiday spirit! 
I had seen these gorgeous ornament wreaths on various crafting websites such as Pinterest, and also in department stores for nearly $40! 
I knew I could create my own version at home for less, so I headed out to the Dollar Tree and Michaels craft store to pick up supplies.
I decided to go with gold and champagne for my wreath colors, as these shades will still work well with my decor in the later winter months. This was such a fun craft project and way more simple than I was expecting! Hope you Enjoy.
Here are the steps to create your own:

Christmas  Ornament Ball Wreath

YOU WILL NEED:

- 80+ Ball Ornaments in varying sizes, colors, patterns
(I purchased all of mine at Dollar Tree for around $12 total)



- Wire Hanger ( untwisted & bent into a circle)


- Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
(to glue ornament caps to the ball base so they are secure before threading)



- Decorative Ribbon
(to cover up the wire hanger at the top of the wreath)



- Aluminum Foil & Scissors
(foil to place glue gun on. scissors to cut open ornament packaging easily)


Once you have gotten all of your supplies together, you can begin creating your gorgeous wreath! :) I have created an easy step by step tutorial video for you to follow here:

Total cost of this DIY was only $20.00! & total crafting time was 2 hours.
Here are some photos of the end result! These wreaths are so beautiful and festive once finished!










Be sure to click below & visit my Youtube channel for lots more Holiday DIY and recipe videos! 

Wishing All of You a Very Merry Christmas! & Happy Holidays! 






Thursday, December 6, 2012

Haul-iday Gift Guide for ShopLately

Happy Holidays Beauties! 
Today I will be sharing my Haul-iday Gift Picks from one of my favorite websites for on trend accessories & apparel; SHOPLATELY!
ShopLately provides the ultimate shopping experience for the fashion lover! Offering merchandise from a number of unique merchants and brands, including many items on their daily-updated Sale Rack. And did I mention.. Becoming a member is Free?! ShopLately is an accessory lovers dream come true; I cant even tell you how many hidden treasures I have found over the past few months! Here are a few gems I hand selected for the Holidays. Hope you enjoy-


ANIKA Chunky Gem Dangle Earrings (Green)
Shop Lily Wang $8 USD

10 colors are available: BLACK; WHITE; HOT PINK; LIGHT PINK; RED; OFF WHITE; BLUE; ORANGE; TURQUOISE; GREEN.
- Color: Green

- Metal base: brass in shinny gold tone. Acrylic.
- About 1" in width. 2 3/4" in height.
- Post back.
- Lead and nickel safe



Crimson Regal Studs
 Le Chic, $49 USD
White Gold Rhodium and 14k Gold Bonded Earrings with a Cushion Cut Ruby CZ and Round Cut Clear CZ Accents in a Bezel Setting with Black Jewelers Ink Accents in Tutone


Gold Trim Agate Necklace
Adornments Boutique, $18 USD
Lovely Agate Slice Geode necklace trimmed in 24k gold on an 18" 14k gold fill chain









Sign up for FREE and Shop Now:


& Dont Forget These... 
 SHOPLATELY HOLIDAY PROMO CODES!
$10 OFF $30: LIKEIT10
$20 OFF $50: LOVEIT20
$30 OFF $70: NEEDIT30






Wednesday, December 5, 2012

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2

Happy December Beauties!

With the impending winter blues, What better way to pull us from the chill than a bright, splashy New MAC launch featuring the colorful hip hop queen, Nicki Minaj ?!



  In Spring 2013, Nicki Minaj will once again team up with MAC Viva Glam, debuting the new Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipstick and Lipglass in a lust-worthy Pastel Lavender Pink! Full sale price goes towards helping those affected by HIV/AIDS.



Viva Glam Nicki 2 (Lipstick- Amplified) Pastel Lavender Pink
$15 US/ $18 CDN each
Limited Edition




 Viva Glam Nicki 2 (Lipglass) Pastel Lavender Pink
$15 US/ $18 CDN each
Limited Edition

Available Globally February 9, 2013 at all MAC Locations & Online at

Will YOU be picking up a lipstick or lipglass in Nicki's hot new shade?






Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cupcake Christmas Ornament DIY

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Most people who know me are fully aware that I 'm a complete Holiday FANATIC. This is one of the few times a year that I "attempt" to be crafty ;]
I created these cute cupcake ornaments for a 2011 holiday tutorial on my Youtube channel, and wanted to share them again this year for those of you who didnt get the chance to make these sweeties last Christmas!


Here is my Youtube Tutorial Video which shows you Step by Step HOW TO create these cute cupcake ornaments for your Christmas tree! 



Hope you all enjoy these goodies & Have a Very Happy Holiday!





Monday, October 22, 2012

The BentleyBlonde Necklace from ShopLately

HI BEAUTIES!
I have some exciting news to share! I was selected as one of ShopLately.com's featured bloggers for their new 'Blogger's Picks Sale Event.' The sale runs from today, Monday October 22, 2012 until Friday October 26, 2012 and features select blogger's favorite jewelry picks at awesome prices! 
My top pick was a stunning gold collar necklace, which they named the "BentleyBlonde Necklace" :) 

Is it gorgeous or what?!





For full details on the BentleyBlonde Necklace and a peak at some of the other sale pieces in person, WATCH MY NEW VIDEO!

And dont forget to check out my FAVORITE site for affordable jewelry & accessories, ShopLately. Its free to sign up and their are new sales daily!



HAPPY SHOPPING! :]


Monday, October 8, 2012

Casual Fall Outfits + How To Wear Leg Warmers!

Hi Beauties!
It's been awhile since I've last updated; things always get busy here in the Bentley household this time of year! Fall has officially arrived, and this means my favorite time of year (especially for Fashion) is upon us!
My favorite trend so far for this Fall 2012 season is...

❤ LEG WARMERS 

A lot of people might be a bit unsure about this 80's flashback trend, so today, I'm going to be sharing some Fall Outfit Ideas styled with different colored chunky knit leg warmers!
I've paired my leg warmers with riding boots, combat boots & ankle booties :)
To see these outfits in real time, as well as outfit details & specifics, be sure to WATCH my NEW Youtube video showing off these casual fall outfits! :)






OUTFIT 1






OUTFIT 2 






OUTFIT 3






OUTFIT 4








OUTFIT 5







Saturday, September 8, 2012

MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection 2012

HELLO BEAUTIES!


I am SO excited for the launch of the much anticipated MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection for this Fall 2012! 
With products inspired by late icon, Marilyn Monroe, set to release in October of 2012; This collection will not be one to be missed!
This post took me quite some time to compile but I am super thrilled to be able to share it with you, and hope you'll enjoy! :)
So, without further ado, Here is a little SNEAK PEEK of the products that will be featured in the MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection! :












LIPSTICK
(Limited Edition)




Charmed I'm Sure - Dark True Red (Matte)

Deeply Adored- Deep Scarlet (Matte)

 Love Goddess - Mid-tone Pink Red (Satin)
 Scarlet Ibis - Bright Orange Red (Matte)

Pure Zen- Warm Nude (Cremesheen)



EYESHADOW
(Limited Edition)




How to Marry - Soft White (Veluxe Pearl)

Preferred Blonde - Pale Champagne Beige (Veluxe Pearl)

ShowGirl - Dark Blue Grey (Veluxe Pearl)

Silver Screen - True Silver (Veluxe Pearl) 


BLUSH & BEAUTY POWDER
(Limited Edition)



Forever Marilyn - Sheer Pale Peach (Beauty Powder) 


The Perfect Cheek- Neutral Pink Beige (Matte)
Blush


Legendary- Pale Soft Coral (Satin)
Blush


LIP LINER, EYE LINER & BROW
(Permanent)




Brow Finish (Clear) 


Beet - Vivid Reddish Pink (Lip Liner)

 Redd - Clearly Red (Lip Liner)


Cherry - Vivid Bright Blue Red ( Lip Liner) 


Smolder - Intense Black (Eye Kohl)
Fascinating - Intense Matte White (Eye Kohl)


NAIL LACQUER
(Limited Edition except for 'Vintage Vamp')




Flaming Rose- True Red (Cream)

 Orange Kid- Coral (Cream)
 Rich, Rich, Rich - Glittery Gold (Pearl) 

Stage Vamp - Dark Red Berry (Cream)
 Vintage Vamp - Rich Deep Retro Wine (Cream)




LIPGLOSS, MASCARA, LASHES & MARKERS
(Lipgloss & Lashes- Limited Edition
Mascara & Markers- Permanent)






Little Rock - Soft Sheer White w/ Pearlized Pigments (Dazzleglass)
 Phiff! - Sheer Yellow Peach (Dazzleglass)
Lash # 35 - Dramatic with Emphasis on center of lash
 Extreme Black - False Lashes Mascara
 Rapid Black - Penultimate Eye Liner
 Universal Penultimate Brow Marker
EEK! :) So many exciting new goodies! I think I'm personally most excited for the lipsticks, go figure! ;)
What will YOU be picking up from MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection?







*photos are not mine. No copyright infringement intended.