foundation 101

Reader: How do you pick a good foundation? Liquid over powder? Allison: When picking a good foundation, focus on how it’s going to fit into your lifestyle. If you are a low-key girl with […]

a week of hairstyles


on the hunt for hairspray

Reader: The hairspray I have used for years has started leaving residue in my hair. I need a new one but don’t know where to start. Help! Angela: I like the Fekkai Sheer […]

how to wear red lipstick

Red lipstick is big this fall. Then again, when is it not? The classic look is timeless and gorgeous, but for a lot of women it’s an intimidating venture. The biggest question usually […]

making dreams come true

Not too long ago, Make A Wish Foundation contacted Bellacara to do a special makeover for Jessica who has been battling cancer. She missed her quinceañera due to chemotherapy and a couple of years later her […]

the wet brush, the best brush

Summer means water. Whether it is the pool, the lake, the ocean or twice as many showers…your hair is wet and being washed more frequently. I hated how my hair was being brutalized. So, did […]

angela’s office renovation

I have wanted to renovate my office for what seems like forever. I haven’t yet because I am just not sure the look I want to go for. Living with my husband and […]

sneak peek: maria’s makeup

As usual, on the first of every month, we reveal a head-to-toe Alexandria Stylebook makeover. For August, we asked blogger extraordinaire and Alexandria mama, Maria, to be our model. As a tease, we […]

the glossarie’s beauty look

Lara, the local beauty blogger behind the glossarie, was the subject of this month’s Stylebook photo shoot. Here are the products Allison used to highlight her natural beauty: one – Jouer blush in […]

5 minutes to fabulous

It doesn’t have to take more than five minutes to look fabulous using these five products. 1. Nouba mascarone mascara 2. Jouer luminizing moisture tint or matte moisture tint 3. Jouer tinted lip […]

inside angela’s closet

We all have guilty pleasures. One of mine is seeing how others have organized their closets–to serve as inspiration for my own. I mean, one of the most iconic movie moments is when […]

rock this look: keira knightley

one: Lipfusion Infatuation lip gloss in Angelic two: Jouer blush in Rose three: Bronze high points on face with Jouer perfect tan All are available at Bellacara: 1000 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Photo credit

street style: meaghan

Meaghan Foran is the creative director at Lawrence Miller & Company, a custom design fine jewelry store and silversmith in Alexandria. Her style is reflective of the jewelry they design: simple, classic, elegant […]

trend alert: bronzed beach beauty

Photo credit.   All products currently available at Bellacara.

how to: winged eyeliner

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