Sunday, January 8, 2017

Red Carpet Round-Up: Golden Globes 2017

Well it has been a year since my last post, and it was also my picks from the Golden Globes. This is my favorite award show so I am super excited to share my picks with you!! So let's get started!!

Worst Dressed

It is always easy to start with those who didn't impress this year. While I commend lots of these women for a colour choice other than black, these looks just didn't work

L: Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen
R: Kerry Washington in Dolce & Gabbana

L: Natalie Portman in Prada
R: Janelle Monae in Armani Prive

L: Claire Foy
R: Sarah Jessica Parker in Vera Wang

L: Carrie Underwood
R: Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
Best Dressed

Now for the fun ones!! These ladies really had fun with their dress selections and it shows. Lots of colour, lots of sparkle and beautiful jewels, and hair and makeup to cap it all off!

L: Oliva Culpo in Zuhair Murad. (Note: this dress is all hand painted!!)
R: Viola Davis in Michael Kors

L: Jessica Biel in Elie Saab
R: Zoe Saldana in Gucci

L: Amy Adams in Tom Ford
R: Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier

L: Emma Stone in Valentino
R: Evan Rachel-Wood in Altuzarra

L: Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren
R: Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Red Carpet Round-Up: The Rest

Amy Schumer- Atelier Prabal Gurung

Eva Longoria- Georges Hobeika

Julianne Moore- Tom Ford

Kristen Dunst- Valentino

Lily James- Marchesa

Natalie Dormer- J. Mendel

Rachel McAdams- Lanvin

Saoirse Ronan- Saint Laurent Paris

Viola Davis- Marchesa

Zendaya- Marchesa

Red Carpet Round-Up: Golden Globes Worst Dressed

Here are my nominees for worst dressed of the 2016 Golden Globes.

Cate Blanchett- Givenchy

Jane Fonda- St Laurent

Kate Hudson- Michael Kors

Katy Perry- Prada

Melissa McCarthy

Regina King

Rooney Mara- Alexander McQueen

Red Carpet Round-Up: Golden Globes Best Dressed

This year the Golden Globes were really great. Ricky Gervais did a great job hosting as always. Yes he is offside at times, but it makes for great live TV. Here were my picks for the best dressed ladies of the night.

Alicia Vikander- Louis Vuitton

Amber Heard- Gucci

Amy Adams- Atelier Versace

Brie Larson- Calvin Klein

Bryce Dallas Howard- Jenny Packham

Emmy Rossum- Armani Prive

Gina Rodriquez- Zac Posen

Jenna Dewan Tatum- Zuhair Murad

Jennifer Lopez- Giambattista Valli

Kate Winslet- Ralph Lauren

Lady Gaga- Atelier Versace

Laverne Cox- Elizabeth Kennedy

Melissa Benoist- Monique Lhuillier

Olivia Wilde- Michael Kors

Rachel Bloom- Christian Siriano

Uzo Aduba- Talbot Runhof

Monday, April 6, 2015


As many of you know my sister turned 30 last month. She decided that as part of her celebration she would host another Crystal Cattle Beauty Swap. This is my third swap, and I was thrilled to be paired up with Amanda this time around.

Amanda and I have been friends for a long time, and about 8 years ago we sort of became distant cousins. Through marriage, adoption and half siblings, Amanda is now my 2nd cousin's sister. Like I said, we are kind of family!

Last week I received my package on a rainy and crappy day so this bright pink surprise turned my day around! First of all I was greeted by some Peeps, which I had never tried before! Here are a couple of the other products that I received.

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder

Bronzing power is something that I normally do not carry in my make up bag. Part of it is my fear to look like I belong on Jersey Shore, and the other is that I have found it hard to find a colour that looks good with my fair skin. I got the "Blondes 02" colour of this and it really is amazing. The price is definitely not in the #ccbeautyswap budget, but I love what it does to my skin.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Curl – Dramatic Volume And Curve Mascara

I love mascara, and so does Amanda. She sent a sampler of this mascara and I am thrilled that she did because I can't say I would have ever looked at this product on its own. I am sure that Sephora brands are just fine, but there are ones that I have never looked at in the store. The brush is very unorthodox, and probably would have scared me away as well. However, this is one of my favorite mascaras that I have ever tried! If you love dark long and thick lashes, take a look at this product!

Thanks again Amanda for spoiling me, and can't wait to see what everyone else got in their packages.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Dirty Thirty

Today is a big day, today is my big sisters 30th birthday! Although we may have only spent one birthday together in the last 12 years, I thought I would take moment to celebrate this milestone for her.

Many of you have come to know her has Crystal Cattle, Crystal Blin or the blonde lady with the camera in her hands. To me she has always been my big sister. As with most sisters we have had our differences, but she has always been there for me when needed.

We started out in the show ring together, piled the make-up and hair spray on for dance performances, and have been lucky enough to be each others Maid of Honor. Through our travels we have even found a way to "bring" each other along for the journey to NYC and Australia.

"Crystal" in the NYC subway

"Stacy" checking out the zoo
Over the last 30 years we have all been blessed to get to grow up and know Crystal. Things have changed a bit since 1985. Simmental heifers have gotten a little less leg and a bit more red. The clothes are a little less poofy and the hats a little lower.

Cyrstal's first show
Mom, Grandpa, Crystal & Dad
Regardless of how things have changed, we all want to wish you a great 30th birthday and many more memories in the next 30 years!