Comfort vs. Style is always a balancing act when it comes to dressing. This is especially true once the cold weather rolls in and all I want to wear is layers upon layers with a heavy parka on the outside.But there is a way to stay warm and cute at the same time that doesn’t … Continue Reading

Have a Little Fun Go Bold in 2021 Beauty has no Rules https://opalbyopal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Orane-Reel-30-seconds.mp4 I am usually a make-up minimalist. Fresh-faced, dewey look has been my go-to during the quarantine. But today I felt like bringing back some COLOR and I settled on this vibrant burnt orange look. Watch video of how I got this look above! … Continue Reading

Did you know that January is International Creativity Month? To celebrate Maxim and I decided to challenge ourselves to shoot and model for each other for a “15-minutes photoshoot challenge”. I shot Maxim. He shot me. Who did better? Go to my Instagram Stories to vote on the best portrait, angle, movement, and more categories … Continue Reading

 One of my goals for 2021 was to set up my own little gym/dance studio. So we mounted a wall mirror (3×5 feet from Home Depot), repurposed one of our benches and stashed yoga mats and weights in the closet. It’s a perfect area where I can meditate, do yoga and throw in some quick on … Continue Reading

I hope everyone had a wonderful and merry Christmas! From our little fam to yours, enjoy the festivities that went down this year in our household: Ugly Christmas Sweaters Photoshoot Introducing Santa Maxim 🎅, Reindeer Opal 🦌 and Santa’s Little Helper Pluto 🐶 Christmas Dinner We went with Jamaican/Russian dishes for our International themed dinner … Continue Reading

What’s your go-to make-up look? If I’m being honest, ever since COVID hit, I’ve been wearing less and less makeup. Not only has it been amazing for the health of my skin but I also love the new confidence to embrace my natural beauty. But on the days when I feel like getting a little glammed up, … Continue Reading

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas!  Sharing these photos I took with Maxim when we had our first snowfall in New York over a week ago. We took to the roof and did a photoshoot in freshly fallen snow to capture the magic of the season. Of course, by the time Christmas rolled around the … Continue Reading

Last week when I looked at the forecast for Christmas day it looked like we’d be getting a white Christmas. But now it’s looking like it’s gonna be a warm and wet one. The projected forecast is 60 degrees and rain in NYC. Not sure how I feel about that .  Anywho, do we love … Continue Reading

What’s the last concert you attended before the pandemic? Happy New Week Gems! I can’t believe it’s already 4 days till Christmas, can you? Which got me thinking about the unexpected year we’ve had in 2020 and some of the things I’ve missed the most. For me, it has to be live music and concerts. … Continue Reading

If 2020 has taught us anything, is that we should treat ourselves often and not feel guilty about it. I’ve rounded up all of the gifts that I want to give myself and all of you beautiful ladies this holiday season. If you don’t treat yourself, who will? I am talking self-care like a facial cleansing … Continue Reading