Monday, November 23, 2009

Update and Polish of the Week!

Hi, everyone! I know, 2 months to the date, right? I'm so sorry! I started my new job and I have been so focused on the orientation process that I'm completely exhausted by the time I come home! But now that I'm getting into the swing of things fairly well, I hope to get back to regular postings!!

Ok, so I don't know about the rest of you, but I am a Christmas freak! I started gearing up for Christmas the day after Halloween! I freakin' love Christmas! So, this week's polish of the week comes from O.P.I.'s new Holiday Wishes collection. Say hello to Shim-Merry Chic!

I wasn't quite sure what to think of this color when I first got it. I like the overall color, but what I really liked were the flakes of different color in it. It's not like any other color I have, so buying it was a must!

You can find this color at: : $5.35
Let me know what you think!
Until next time, XOXO!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Style Black is Here!!!

Finally, after many sleepless nights filled with anticipation, Style Black is available on the MAC website!! I've already placed my preorder with my local counter, and will be picking that up in the next couple of days - hopefully Friday! (I have a crazy work schedule!) I can't wait to show you guys what I purchased, the swatches and the looks that I have planned for it!!!! Yay, MAC!

Until next time, XOXO!!

NYX and Eyelashes Haul!

Ok, so I hit up the local beauty supply store the other day. It's not a place that I check out on a regular basis because it's generally a so-so kind of store. But on that particular shopping trip, I racked up!

I was so excited to find these Candy Glitter Liners! I love my similar glitter liners from Urban Decay as well as those that came out with MAC's Hello Kitty line, so I grabbed these beauties up!

And a swatch of each one for you! Are they not beautiful? I love all three! I can't wait to play with them!

Next, I picked up a couple of single shadows. White Pearl, Frosted Flakes, Purple, and Black Sparkle.

As far as inexpensive makeup goes, I love the payoff of NYX! Frosted Flakes is one of my faves - a simple pretty champagne/nudish color. Check out the swatches:

Next, I picked up a lipgloss (in Beige), a jumbo eye pencil (in Milk), and these adorable pigments (Ultra Pearl Manias) that were only $1.50! Those are the only items that I remember the price of! They are so cute and little, but there is tons of color concentrated in those bottles! The colors I got are Mocha Pearl, Silver Pearl, Black Pearl.

And of course, swatches! I love the lippie! And I think the Ultra Pearl Manias will work well for the fall!

Now, check this out! This Glitter Cream Pallet is unreal! I love the gorgeous fall colors and what girl can resist glitter?

Next up are my faves - LASHES!!!! Even though the packaging says Ever Lash, I believe they are another version of Red Cherry. I compared the numbers on each of the lashes and they are identical to Red Cherry. Anyone know why they do this? How many alternate names does that make? Creme, Bliss, Ever Lash....?

The only thing I forgot to include separate pictures of was the eyeshadow trio in Ceramic. Gorgeous smokey colors with a touch of sparkle. Love it!

Well, now I'm off to play with my new goodies!

Until next time, XOXO!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Best of the best from Fashion Week Spring 2010

I believe I would have cut off any appendage necessary to have been able to attend Fashion Week in New York last week. I mean, the styles were absolutely beautiful! Such a huge diversity of colors, prints, fabrics! Apparently anything goes for next spring!

Here's a few of my faves:

Arise: African Promise Collection

This dress is to die for! I love the colors. But what I love most is the top portion of the dress. Even though the model is not well endowed, this style would also work well for those of us who are a little more blessed up top. Maxi dresses and I did not get along well this summer for that reason - I felt like I was exposing more than I was covering! Ugh!

BCBG Max Azria

What I would give for those shoes! I love the overall look of this design! Very light yet the contrast of solid with the bold print gives it an awesome edgy look! Awesome!

Milly by Michelle Smith

I love the chic casual look of this design - aside from the "thingie" on her head! LOL! I can picture stores like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe carrying comparable items in their stores.

Monarchy Collection

There is nothing that I do not love about this one! Love the bow on the skirt, the flowy lightweight material of the shirt, the absolutely stunning shoes. This design takes the look of neutrals and kicks it up a bit!

But out of all the amazing designs from some truly incredible designers, I think Diane von Furstenberg really stole the whole week's worth of talent! Love, love, love every single one of her designs! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!

Click here to see all of the designs from the Spring 2010 Fashion Week. Let me know which are your faves!

Until next time, XOXO!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Polish of the Week: OPI Black Cherry Chutney

Hi, there! Hope you all had a great weekend! Sorry for the lack of updates last week - I just started a new job and last week was full of orientation and such! And this week's polish is not going to be the prettiest sample! I actually JUST put it on so that I would have an update for you. I am currently wearing it on my toes, but I have such a foot anti-fetish that I will never take pictures of my feet to show them to you! So I threw it on my fingernails for you!

This week's color is OPI's Black Cherry Chutney. Seriously, this color is to die for! It's a deep raspberry plum (like a reddish-black) color that is just gorgeous and perfect for the fall! It's from the India collection (which included some absolutely amazing colors!) and I consider it a must-have for this coming fall/winter season!

You can find this at:
88 Beauty Supply : $4.48 - I know, crazy right?!
Until next time, XOXO!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm Back & Polish of the Week: OPI You Don't Know Jacques

Hi, everyone! I know, it's been forever! But I just got my computer back! I've been without it for about three weeks and I felt like I was going to die - I'm a little too attached to this thing! :)

This week's nail polish color is one you might remember from my haul post I wasn't initially thrilled with the color, but guess what? - I love it!!! It might be one of my new favorite fall polishes. It's a creamy grayish-taupe color, and has great coverage. Just your two coats and you're ready to go! This isn't the matte color that OPI recently came out with, though. It's from their fall collection last year - La Collection de France, I believe. I'm dying to try out their matte colors, but I'm having a hard time trying to find them locally! I'm cheap and don't like to pay for shipping when I can drive to find what I'm looking for! What do you guys think?

You can find this polish at:
ULTA stores: (click here for store locator)

Nail Polish Diva: $7.32

Amazon: $6.99

Unitl next time, XOXO!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shake Your Booties!

Now that nursing school is behind me and I can broaden my fall shoe collection to include something other than tennis shoes, Dansko's or Uggs, I am ready to get my shoe shopping on! My fall shoe trend choice? Booties!!!
One of my favorite places to shop for shoes is Nordstrom. I love their trendy selection and the salespeople in my local store are wonderful - very helpful, but not at all pushy! Love that! So, I was browsing their website and I could feel my wishlist growing and my wallet shrinking as I eyed these beauties (Juicy Couture "Nadia" Booties):

And these (REPORT "Britt" Booties):

And these (N.Y.L.A. "Isabel" Booties) :

And, yes, these (Charles by Charles David "Fluster" Booties), too!

And check out these cuties, too:

Faux Cinched Booties from Forever 21
Metallic Ruched Booties from Charlotte Russe
REPORT Ritz Shoes from Buckle (not booties, but absolutely gorgeous anyway!)

I am picturing a fashionable fall filled with leggings, oversized tops and amazing booties! Although I am absolutely loving this design from Michael Kors Fall 2009 Collection. How incredible is this?

What are your fall fashion must-haves?

Until next time, XOXO!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Polish of the Week: Spontaneous by China Glaze

Hey, beauties! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My computer is still being worked on, but fortunately, I was able to scrounge up a polish of the week for you! Hopefully I will get my computer back sometime this week, if not by the weekend. I feel naked without it! LOL!

Anyway, this week's color is Spontaneous by China Glaze. It's a beautiful creamy lilac color. I always think of Easter when I wear this polish - hmmm, maybe because of the pastel color perhaps? Unlike last week's color, Turned Up Turquoise, this is a richer color with great coverage! Two coats and you're done with no sheerness to it at all!

You can find this color at:
Sally's Beauty Supply: $4.99

China Glaze Diva: $5.40

Until next time, XOXO!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Fun with Polyvore

Hello, beauties! I've been playing more on and wanted to show you all some of the designs I put together. If you have not checked out this website and you love to play around with fashion, this is the best website for that! They have so many different items to choose from and piece together. Another great thing about the website is that they include the price and the place to actually buy that particular piece! So, you really can buy your own personally designed outfit! So, check it out and show me what you all design!

Let me know what you think!

Until next time, XOXO!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's Getting Closer...!

Just over a month left before the release of MAC's new Style Black line! I am just so excited about this line! I'm not quite sure what to do with black lipsticks and mattenes, but I am looking forward to playing around with them to see what can be created!
Here is a sneak peek for you guys, compliments of


Are y'all getting excited yet?

Until next time, XOXO!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Polish Of The Week: Turned Up Turquoise by China Glaze

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! I'm experiencing some computer issues at the moment (aka crashing!) so I'm doing updates from work - Shhhhh! I don't know if I will be able to get an update scheduled for every day this week (I should be getting my computer back sometime this weekend), but I'll do what I can!

Ok, so my polish of the week is one of my faves - especially for the summer! It's called "Turned Up Turquoise" by China Glaze. This color is gorgeous, the pictures can't do it justice. I would say it's more on the green side so I wouldn't exactly call this color turquoise but almost like a mermaid green color. Does that make any sense? :) This color dries super fast, probably because it's a more sheer color, which leads me to my only issue with this particular color - you need a really good base coat and at least two layers of this polish. You can probably see the white from my french manicure trying to shine through the color! I put on two coats - shoulda gone with three! But it is such a gorgeous color! Definitely check it out!



Unitl next time, XOXO!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

FOTD: Cotten Candy Eyes for Fall!

Hello, beauties!
I was on the sephora website and I fell in love with this look from their catalog. Not only was the model beautiful, but I loved the colors - so unexpected for fall! So, I thought I'd put my own twist on this gorgeous look! Let me know what you think!

Laura Mercier mineral primer
Bare Escentuals mineral foundation
Smashbox HD concealer
MAC Emote blush
MAC Pretty Baby powder
MAC MSF in Medium Plus

MAC Bare Study p/p
NYX Pots & Pan jumbo pencil
MAC Aquadisiac e/s
NYX Strawberry Milk jumbo pencil
MAC Seedy Pearl e/s
NYX Lavendar jumbo pencil
MAC Creme de Violet e/s
MAC Yogurt e/s
MAC Boot Black liquid liner
Ardell lashes #107

MAC Angel l/s (I love things with my name!)
NARS Turkish Delight lipgloss

Until next time, XOXO!!