Thursday, February 25, 2010

In The Nude + A Little Update

I hope I can be forgiven for being MIA this week! The last couple of weeks have been hard (to say the least) with school. I am so ready for the weekend! My birthday is on Saturday and I can't wait to relax and see my friends! So far I have a spa day planned with my BFF and a dinner with friends.

In my last post, I got some questions about doing OOTD/LOTD posts and I'm going to try and incorporate those into my blog in the near future. Please let me know if there's anything else you'd like to see here! Also, stay tuned for another Recent Purchases post coming soon!

Right now I LOVE nude everything and have been lusting over these pieces...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Recent Purchases Part I

I've had some people ask me what I've bought recently, and if you follow me on Twitter, you know that I've done some major damage in the shopping department lately. Let me know if you guys like this post and if you're interested in seeing things I buy in the future and I will continue to do shopping posts!
Here's part one of my recent buys, more to come later!
Tory Burch Thora Sandals in Platinum-Shopbop
Urban Outfitters Cooperative Mini Skirt-I got this in purple but couldn't find an image of purple online (UO won't let me steal photos from them!)
Alice and Olivia Draped Panel Dress in Lavendar-Shopbop
Alice and Olivia Red Tunic Dress-Shopbop
J. Crew Vintage Silk Scarf in Lilac
Marc By Marc Jacobs Ruffle Tee-Bloomingdales
Aqua Striped Dolman Sleeved Tee-Bloomingdales
Aqua Printed Silk Combo Dress- Bloomingdales

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Interior Design by Faye Resnick

I came across Faye Resnick's website while browsing for interior design inspiration and love her style. She designed both Nicky and Paris Hilton's homes. Below are photos of both. I like Nicky Hilton's Old Hollywood Regency style home and Paris Hilton's ultra girly home. I would say my style is an equal merge of both.

Nicky Hilton's home

Paris Hilton's home

Paris Hilton's dogs' home: Faye Resnick designed the dog house as well. It sits behind Paris Hilton's house and is a miniature version of her home. It is estimated to cost $325,000 and has central air, a crystal chandelier and is decked out with designer duds including Chewy Vuitton dog toys.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Blog Sale! Part III

If you're interested in any of the below items, please e-mail me at and I will send you an invoice via paypal. All items will be shipped via USPS Priority within the US for $5.

BCBG Leopard Boatneck Tunic/Dress $50 OBO
Size Medium.
Retail: $118. Tags attached, never worn.

MAC Love Connection Eyeshadow, used 3 times. $5
Retail: $19.50.
From MAC's website:
Two coordinating shades baked together in a single pan. A superb way to experience Mineralize's unique properties: exceptionally sheer and lightweight application, and easy, rich colour. Finishes include super-fine pearl that leave a soft dimensional shimmer on the skin.

MAC "Cocomotion" Pigment, never used. $8
Retail: $19.50
From MAC's website: Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Does not streak or cake. Easy to blend and long-lasting. Please note: Pigments are sold by weight not volume. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settling of the product.

Rebecca Taylor Black sequined button up Cardigan $100 OBO
size medium.
Worn once, excellent condition
Waist Tie
Retail: $398.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Makeup Forever HD Microfinish Powder: A Review

I had been intrigued by Makeup Forever's HD Microfinish Powder for awhile, but when I went into Sephora to check it out about a month ago, the sales lady who was helping me said "it does nothing, to be honest." I didn't take her too seriously because a. she had to ask someone else what it was, and b. her makeup looked awful. On a side note--how can you work at a makeup store and wear blotchy turquoise eyeshadow with bright red lips and the wrong color foundation? Anyway, I didn't buy it then but went home and did some research of my own. The majority of the reviews I read about the HD Powder were good. Back I went to Sephora and purchased the small container to see if I liked it. I don't only like it, I LOVE this stuff. It is A-MA-ZING. First of all, the HD Powder sets your foundation and it does not move all day. I even took a nap with it on and my makeup didn't move. Secondly, it keeps oily-ness under control without drying the skin. I have combination skin and the powder doesn't dry out my dryer areas, and it keeps my oily areas under control with no shine. Thirdly, it disguises my pores. They are invisible once I put it on. It seriously gives the skin a flawless finish.
My one gripe is that it's really messy.

If you're interested in reading more about Makeup Forever's HD Microfinish Powder, here is Sephora's description:

What it is:
A universal translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn alone.

What it does:
Sets the foundation and slightly mattifies skin without changing its natural contours. This 100% mineral silica powder softens the appearance of imperfections. Completely evens out the complexion for a glowing, radiant look. One universal shade for all skin tones.

What else you need to know:
It's completely translucent and goes on any skintone. Its talc-free formula does not dry the skin and is formulated with 100% silica. Dermatologically tested.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Makeup: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good

I'm in a makeup rut right now, so I was looking for some inspiration to switch things up a bit; love all of these looks...
I love this bold, bright pink lipstick on Kim Kardashian. I would only wear this look at night.
I think Megan Fox looks STUNNING here, I love the neutral colors with pops of shimmer and nude lips.

I'm going to try this look out for our engagement photos, I love the black rimmed eyes with a pop of coppery brown shadow right under the lashline.
Not so crazy about the hair, but I love the natural look Leighton Meester is wearing here.

The Bad and Ugly

In my opinion, these models from the Elli Saab Spring 2010 runway show look dead. The combo of pinky-copper eyeshadow and flesh toned lips is a no-no.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Jennibean's Designs

The above pictures are of FABULOUS bags, handmade by my dear friend Jennifer. She is super talented and in addition to hand-sewing bags, she makes hand made cards that are adorable. She debuted her business in December 2009, and started out making travel bags for shoes. From there she began to make coin purses and cosmetic bags, which I am the proud owner of!! I cannot wait to use the travel shoe bag. I always just throw my shoes in my suitcase and worry about them getting my clothes dirty. Even worse, when I went to Florida last September, one of my shampoo bottles burst on the airplane and ruined my leather boots which I'd never worn!!
My most used Jennibean's Designs product is definitely the laptop case. I asked Jennifer if she'd be able to make a padded, protective laptop bag for my macbook, and that she did! It's padded just enough and I don't have to worry about my laptop getting scratched while I lug it around in my huge purse. An extra up-side is that it's so cute! So many laptop bags are so ugly and expensive!! If you're interested in buying any of Jennifer's bags, check out her blog and website, listed below. She can pretty much custom make anything you want, and you can choose different patterns for both the outside and interior!

Jennifer's Website

Jennifer's Blog

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

When I heard the news that Bravo will be adding another city-BEVERLY HILLS to the "Real Housewives" repertoire, I was beyond excited. Beverly Hills is my favorite place to be. I go there at least once a year (always on my birthday) to shop! It's become a tradition for the past 4 years. One day it will be my home. I love the opulence, the fabulous restaurants, and most of all the awesome shopping!
It's also been released that Paris Hilton's aunt, Kyle Richards will be one of the housewives. If you're planning on googling her, beware...there is a male porn star with the same name...that's all I'm saying.
Anyone else as excited as I am about the Beverly Hills Housewives?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Look For Less: Ruffle tank

Parker Layered Ruffle Tank
Silence And Noise Pink Ruffle Cami

Parker also has the gorgeous tank top in cream, and Silence and Noise had the same one as above in cream, but it was gone before I could snatch it up! I just purchased the pink one, so if you're interested in buying, do it sooner rather than later because I have a feeling this color will soon be sold out as well.