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The Eyes of Eve Fashion Guide: Unique Hoop Earrings April 08 2015

Unique Hoop Earrings for Spring!

Diggin' the mermaid vibes in this guide! Yellow is a bright, cheery color that's great for spring. We picked these unique hoop earrings in yellow and paired them with this amazing shell necklace from Blue Malibu. Our Eyes of Eve model Vanessa Ramos looks beautiful and the teal and purple in her scarf bring out the yellow. Definitely a great color combo!

To see our collection of unique hoop earrings, visit www.theeyesofeve.com!

Spring Makeup Ideas From The Eyes of Eve April 01 2015

Are you ready for spring? Check out our spring makeup ideas!

Time to bust out those colors and get ready for the sun! Winter is coming to an end and so should those dark, heavy looks that go along with it. Here are eight spring makeup ideas from The Eyes of Eve glamour squad.

1. Use bronzer on eyes and cheeks for sun kissed look. You don't need to spend hours in the sun to look sun kissed. Just get a good quality bronzer and use on your cheekbones and eyes. 

2. Matte lip colors can sometimes be too harsh for spring looks. We suggest using a light layer of gloss over your lipstick for softer, dewy look. We would suggest a moisturizing lip gloss because lip sticks can dry your lips out.

3. Replace those dark colors and classic red lipstick for a pink or orange lipstick. Changing up your lip color can really brighten your look. Check out our last blog post on finding the right color for your skin tone to help you find what works best for your complexion. 

4. Get creative with your mascara! Instead of loading up your lashes in layers, try only applying mascara to the tips. This will give you a less dramatic look that's perfect for spring. Also, try using a dark brown or grey mascara to soften the eye. Watch our video below on how to apply mascara for a doe-eyed look. 


5. Go for a more natural look and wear less makeup! Let your freckles out and go for that sunkissed look. 

6. Use colored eyeliner for a lighter eye. You can get creative with deep purples or blues, or try a more natural look with gold or grey. 

7. Switch to a tinted moisturizer with SPF. Spring time means you may expose your skin to more sunlight. Using a foundation with SPF can help protect your skin. Using a tinted moisturizer will also give you a more natural look.

8. Put blush on apples of cheeks to look more rosy and light. We would suggest a pink or coral color that has a slight shimmer so it captures the light perfectly.

We hope you enjoyed these spring makeup ideas and can't wait to see what spring makeup looks you come up with!


Picking the Right Colors For Your Skin Tone March 27 2015

Picking the right colors...

Have you ever noticed how some colors you love just don't work for you, but look great on your friends? It may seem insignificant, but the colors you wear can affect how your skin tone looks. Some colors can accentuate your look and others can dull it. But don't worry, The Eyes of Eve glamour squad is here to help you find best colors for your skin tone!

How to Figure Out Your Skin Tone

First, you need to figure out what you skin tone is. Your skin tone will mostly likely fall under two categories: cool (pink undertone) and warm (yellow undertone). During the summer, your skin may tan and get darker, but your skin tone will always remain the same. Some complexions may not tan, but in this case the skin tone will still be the same. You can determine your tone using several methods (for a full list click here), but we would suggest the white paper test. All you need a white piece of blank paper. Take the piece of paper and put it against your wrist or neck, not the face. What color jumps out at you? Blue and pink indicates you have a cool tone and green and gold indicate a warm tone. 

What season are you?

Now that we have figured out if your are cool or warm, we need to figure out what season you are! There four seasons of skin tones: autumn, winter, spring and summer. These tones also analyze the color and contrast of your eyes and hair. If you are a summer, you will have blue, red or pink undertones. Your eye and hair color will only contrast slightly against your skin. If you are a winter, you will have blue, pink or red undertones, but your skin will have a strong contrast between your hair and eyes. If you are a spring, your skin will have a peach, gold or beige undertone. People with spring skin tones usually have blonde/strawberry hair, freckles, rosy cheeks and blue/green eyes. If you are an autumn, you will have golden or warm yellow undertones.

Analyze Yourself in Relation to Your Ethnicity

you should base your tone on hair, skin and eyes relative to your ethnicity. Here is a great chart from thechicfashionista.com!

Light: Rashida Jones has sparkly green eyes, light olive skin and light brown hair, which are all characteristics of a Soft Summer or Soft Autumn - which basically means she's neither light or dark.

I have yet to find ethnic celebrities with blonde hair and blue eyes :) People with an albino skin disease would most likely be a light. This means that some of the lightest ethnic women fall on Clear or Soft, not Light. However, if you are ethnic with a Soft coloring, you can dye your hair blonde and wear the Light color palette.

Medium: Beyonce has a light caramel skin tone, sparkly brown eyes and a lighter shade of brown hair - which make her a Warm Spring or Warm Autumn.

In some cases, Warm Spring/Autumn women who dye their hair lighter can wear some of the Clearcolors.

Deep: Dark brown eyes and black to dark brown hair are strong indicators that you're a Deep. Skin tone can be anywhere from the fairest white to deep ebony. Supermodel Alek Wek has a very deep coloring with the deep characteristics.

Picking the right colors for your skin tone really can make a difference, not only aesthetically! Color therapy is used by many to help balance chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit word literally meaning "wheel." These centers were named as such because of the circular shape to the spinning energy centers, or spirals of energy, which exist in our subtle etheric body, the non-material energetic counterpart to our physical body.

Chakras are spirals of energy in your body that correspond to different characteristics and virtues. Here is a great chart!


The Eyes of Eve Style Guide: Knit Bathing Suits! March 24 2015

This week we dying to feature these amazing knit bathing suits by Bay Area local Very Conceited Couture. These unique bathing suits are designed and created by Lashan Goodwin, winner of the Bay Area Designer Award. We paired her suits with some of our favorite summer hoop earrings for a fun, colorful photoshoot on the beaches of San Francisco.

To learn more about Goodwin and her designs, visit her website www.iamveryconceited.com! To see more of the unique hoop earrings styles we have, click here.





The Eyes of Eve Fashion Guide: Neon Blacklight Reactive Hoop Earrings! March 03 2015

Get ready to party with these neon yellow and green lace hoop earrings! These beauties are blacklight reactive, so you will be GLOWING! If you are looking for a full neon blacklight reactive look, definitely check out PKOK on Haight for a great selection of sexy outfits! You can also shop The Eyes of Eve earring line while you're there ;)

Neon black light reflective earrings are great for a night out dancing or just to add a pop of color to you look! 

5 Unique Hairstyles to Show Off Your Hoop Earrings February 24 2015

Hoop Earrings and the perfect hairstyle...

We are always looking for unique hairstyles to show off our hoop earrings! We love helping women feel confident and beautiful. Here are some of our favorite styles from the last few seasons! Have one you want to share? Email your look to theeyesofeve@gmail.com. 

Benko Hoop Earrings

1. Cornrows.

This hairstyle is brilliant because it really shows off the earring. These hoop earrings are original pieces of art created by Benko - a San Francisco-based artist. Depending on the look you are going for, you can either braid all the way down, or go about halfway like in the picture above.


2. Faux Hawk

This edgy hair style let's you live on the wild side! This faux hawk was created by pinning model Kristina's hair on both sides using bobby pins. She is rocking our opaque multicolor hoop earrings from our Summer 2014 collection. 


3. Pompadour & Ponytail

This great shot shows two styles in one - the pompadour and pony tail. A simple ponytail can keep your hair out of the way and show off your amazing hoops at the same time! You can do a high ponytail like the one shown here, or you could let it rest lower near the base of your head.

Here is a quick video on how to do your own pompadour! 


4. Loose Bun

This relaxed look is great for spring and let's your earrings shine! There are so many types of buns, so don't just stop here! You can also try a high top bun for a ballerina-style look, or you do a lower more modest bun that rests on your neck.


5. Side Hawk

A relative of the faux hawk, the side hawk just has pinning on one side. This style tends to look more feminine than the faux hawk while also allowing you to showcase your fav earrings and keeping your hair out of your face. 

The Eyes of Eve Fashion Guide: Pink Floral Lace Hoop Earrings February 24 2015

Pink Lace Handmade Earrings
This week in our style guide, it's all about PINK! Spring is in the air and this pink reminds of Japanese Cherry Blossoms which start blooming like crazy this time of the season. Delicate and feminine, this pair of pink floral lace hoop earrings are handmade in San Francisco by the lovely ladies at The Eyes of Eve! We paired this look with a necklace from one of our favorite stores Kisha Studio, which is located in the Richmond District of San Francisco! 

The Eyes of Eve Fashion Guide: Benko Unique Silk Hoop Earrings February 10 2015

 Benko Unique Silk Hoop Earrings


We are mixing things up a bit! Check out The Eyes of Eve Style Guide each week to see the hottest and best designs and products from the Bay Area!
This week we want to feature our amazing designer BENKO! He designed a beautiful, unique collection of hoop earrings that we LOVE. Each pair of unique hoop earrings are one-of-a-kind and made from quality silks. We love the colors in this funky pair!
We also want to shout out to the Floss Gloss ladies for killing it in the nail game! All of their colors are amazing, but we picked out the Gemini nail kit to go with these silk hoop earrings. They got their start in the Bay Area and now have taken over the world! Visit their site to find out what stores are near you! 

How to Prepare for a Boudoir Photo Shoot February 10 2015

How To Prepare for a Boudoir Photo Shoot

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and now is the perfect time for a boudoir photoshoot. Whether you are giving the photos as a gift, or just getting some badass pictures of yourself, a photoshoot is an empowering, fun experience. What makes the experience even better is being prepared! Check out some of our best tips on how to prepare for a boudoir photoshoot.

Boudoir is a style of photography that has been around for ages. The photoshoot usually takes place in a studio or bedroom and the model (that’s you!) dresses up in lingerie with excellent hair and makeup to boot. If you are thinking about giving it a try, here are some tips on how to prepare for a boudoir photo shoot!

  1. Pick the right photographer.

You want your photos to look natural and sexy, which is why choosing the right photog is key. You want someone who you feel comfortable around and that will give you good direction. Not all of us are natural models, so having someone who can direct you will make your shots come out better.

  1. Don’t spend too much of your budget on lingerie.

Definitely pick out some sexy pieces, but don’t get too crazy. You may want to have a few looks during the shoot, but be smart about it. Mix and match pieces and accessories. Reach out to your ladies and see if they have something you can borrow - that is the best deal of all ;) Oh, and don’t forget some sexy heels. Black is a good way to go so you can use with each look.

  1. Have someone do your hair and makeup.

This will really make a huge different during the boudoir photoshoot. Firstly, it will save a lot of time during the photo editing process. If your skin and hair is on point, the photographer will have less editing to do so you will get more bang for your buck. Secondly, looking sexy will make you feel confident during the shoot. You can get your makeup done for free at Mac and Benefit if you purchase $50 dollars worth of product. You could call your hair salon as many hairdressers can also do makeup application.

  1. How to Prepare for a Boudoir Photo Shoot Make sure you drink a lot of water the week before your shoot. This will make your skin look amazing and well, water is good for you duh!
     Drink lots of water and get rest.
  1. Don’t forget hands and feet!

Make sure to give your hands and feet some love. A cute mani pedi will really tie the look together.

  1. Practice your poses.

It may feel silly, but spend at least an hour practicing your poses and looks in the mirror. You don’t want to show up to your shoot unprepared and photographers aren’t magicians so you have to do your part to get those steamy shots. Know your angles show you can take flattering pics. You can also do a quick Google or Pinterest search on boudoir photoshoots to get ideas and inspiration.

  1. Presentation!

Now you have your photos, but how do you present them? Get creative! You could put them on a disc, make a video out of them or have them printed onto a coffee table-like book. You could also just have nice prints made and put them in a fancy envelope or folder. If you really wanna get next level, make a calendar so your sexiness can be enjoyed all year long.

How to Prepare for a Boudoir Photo Shoot
Unique hoop earrings by the Eyes of Eve.
- Dark Green Lace Hoop Earrings (image 2)

Best Apps For Instagram Collages January 21 2015

Best Apps For Instagram Collages

Show off your products with these fun photo apps!

Best Apps For Instagram Collages

Instagram is a great social media platform for the fashion industry. Because Instagram is image based, it is perfect for sharing your brand with the world. Here is a list of our favorite collage-based app that helps showcase more than one product at once.


Best Apps for Instagram Collages - Pic Collage

This app has so many great features and is definitely one of the best apps for Instagram collages. You can apply a filter, add text, and adjust border color, texture, width and curvature. The filter options are awesome and I like that you can add text (so I can add our company hashtag). This app is very easy to use, so if you aren’t a smart phone expert, you will still be able to make amazing images. Once your create your image, it is easy to save to your phone or share across several social media platforms.

Available on: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows

Price: $0.99

Best Apps for Instagram Collages - Pic Collage  
This app allows you to pull images directly from the internet. I liked this feature because it prevents my phone from getting overloaded with saved pics eating up my memory. I didn't find myself using them, but you could add a large variety of stickers to your pics. There were not many options for modifying the borders and they didn’t have as many layout options.
Available on: iPhone, iPad, Android
Price: Free

Pic Stitch 

Best Apps for Instagram Collages - Pic Stitch

So many layouts to choose from! However, in order to get them all, you have to upgrade for $0.99. Totally worth it though! One of my favorite features for this app was the image editing option. When you place the image in the collage, you have several options including cropping, adding text and editing brightness. This saved me a step because I often edit the images first in a photo editing app. The downside is that you have to pay another $0.99 to get border options and the app itself is not very user friendly.

Available on: iPhone, iPad,

Price: Free to $1.99

InstaCollage Pro 

Best Apps for Instagram Collages - InstaCollage Pro

InstaCollage had very unique layouts I hadn’t see in the other apps I tested. There was also a good variety of options for adding and editing text on the images. I didn’t like the ad banners, but small price to pay for an easy-to-use, free app.

Available on: iPhone, iPad

Price: Free (get Pro version for free for a limited time)


Best Apps for Instagram Collages - Framatic

This app had a very interesting feature. When you shake your phone, it will automatically create a collage based on the images in your phone. It wasn’t of much use to me in the moment as I had specific images to showcase, but that could be useful after a photoshoot when I have tons of images. The layout selection and feature selection were not very impressive and the app itself was spammy with lots of ads.

Available on: iPhone, iPad

Price: Free

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The Eyes of Eve Fall 2014 Video Look Book November 04 2014

The Eyes of Eve is a bespoke accessory line, envisioned and created in San Francisco. Check out our Fall 2014 styles in this amazing video lookbook made by Cameron Washington.

Promotion: Free gift wrap for November purchases! November 04 2014

Heading home for the holidays? Don't forget to bring your loved ones a little gift ;) This month, get free Eyes of Eve gift wrap on all earrings purchased! 

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Top 10 Photo Shoot Tips for a Sizzling Summer Shoot July 15 2014

Are you getting ready for a sizzling summer fashion shoot? Or maybe gearing up for your fall collection? Check out these top 10 photo shoot tips!


1. Come up with a game plan.

Before you do anything, come up with a general game plan. This can include dates, artistic direction, location ideas, materials and staff needs. Keep editing as you get farther along in the planning process. This will keep you organized.


2. Plan your looks in advance.

Things get hectic during a shoot. On a piece of paper (or maybe in your phone or iPad) write down each look you want to shoot. This should note the model, the clothes, shoes, accessories, hair styles, makeup and location or angle you are looking for. That way when things start getting crazy, everyone will be on the same page and you won't waste time explaining all the details to your team.


3. Confirm EVERYTHING.

Make sure to confirm with your models, photographers, makeup artists, assistants and whoever else is involved. Facebook groups are a great way to make sure everyone sees updates and the main details of the photo shoot. (how to make a Facebook group) You can also use a group texting feature or app! 


4. Choose the right location.

A good location is a must. The location should be easy to maneuver, especially for the photographer. A location that allows for a variety of shots and angles is best. Also think about the elements. What if it rains or gets really windy? Are there power outlets, bathrooms or other things you will need access to? Also, the lighting is a huge factor. Have your photographer test the location before committing to it.


5. Details, details, details!

It is always good to have an assistant or friend do a final once over on the models before and during the shoot. Check that no tags, frays, fly away hairs, etc. are visible, as it will make the editing process much more difficult and possible more expensive. 


6. Pump up your looks with professional hair and makeup. 

This is a very important investment that will really help your photos pop. Hiring a makeup artist and/or hair stylist will ensure that your models are camera ready. They know how to apply makeup in a way that will look good on camera and it will also save you time when editing the photos.

7. Get several different shots.

Get close up shots that really show the detail of your products, maybe even a few variations. It is also good to have a lifestyle type shot that shows your customers how to use or wear the product. A good photographer will really pay off as they will know what shots to take and give good direction to your models.


8. Research your photographer.

Make sure you spend time talking or meeting with the photographer before the shoot. The look of the photos will have a lot to do with their personal style, so take the time to look at portfolios and samples. Also, set up a timeline so you know when you will have access to your photos. 


9. Think social!

You are most likely going to use your photos for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and much more! Keep the dimensions of images for these sites so you can frame your shots in a way that transitions nicely. For example, it's good to take some horizontal shots that you can use for your cover photos. See example below.

10. Most importantly ... HAVE FUN!!!

Photo shoots are hard work and staying positive and having fun will keep your entire team in good spirits. Get good rest and make sure you have all the personal things you may need on a shoot, like snacks, water, etc.


To see more photos from this shoot, click HERE or follow us on Instagram - @theeyesofeve.

How to Make Your Own DIY Upcycled Jewelry Display! May 07 2014

Keep your earrings in tip-top shape AND add some style to your room with a home-made display case. Make one for yourself, or give as a gift this holiday season. If possible, use recycled items for an eco-friendly twist and get creative by using unusual materials.
Materials needed:
-fabirc glue
-old picture frame
1. Remove the back of the picture frame, the piece of cardboard and the glass.
2. Take the cardboard piece and place it on top of the tulle. Outline the area with a pen or marker, remove the cardboard.
3. Cut the shape out of the fabric, leaving an extra inch on the top and bottom.
4. Lay the tulle down flat and put the cardboard on top. Take a small amount of glue and draw a line on the top of the cardboard.
5. Press the tulle down and hold until it stays put. Repeat this on the bottom of the cardboard.
6. Let dry for 5-10 minutes and then place the cardboard back into the frame and attach the back.
7. All done! Now you have a stylish way to show off your beautiful earrings!
Here is a video of the whole process sped up so you can get a better idea of the directions!