Two-Tone Coral Necklaces $40 each @ LEIF
Archive for July 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Etheral Outdoor Wedding Under An Old Oak Tree
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
- Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color, $19 @ Sephora- I must own this in the shade 'Crush' as it seems like the perfect hot pink. The reds might be quite nice come fall. The only thing I dislike about these glossy lip pencils is the mess they make while sharpening, so I recommend keeping a sharpener just for lip pencils
- Gorjana Graham Leather Studded Wrap Bracelet $48 @ Shopbop; I love wrapped leather bracelets because they are so versatile and they don't get into the way like bangles do when blogging :)
- Linus Mixte 3 Bicycle; I am obsessed with this color, and love the clean lines of the Linus frames.
- Elizabeth & James Hali Suede Platform Wedges $275 @ Shopbop; I have a soft spot for wedge sandals, I can see myself wearing the hell out of these
- Chalkboard State Map $45 @ etsy; I love the idea of chalkboard maps & globes...how fun to write in your favorite places :)
- Smells Like Couture Scarf $68 @ Juicy Couture- scarves have been my weakness, this one is pretty & doesn't cost a fortune, so count me in :)
- Tulle Journals of a Milkmaid Beige Lace Skirt $39 @ Lulu's- I have a weakness for lace, but this skirt is a must (not to mention a cheap thrill!)
- Fujifilm Mini Instax Instant Camera $158 @ Urban Outfitters- polaroid film has been costing me a fortune, so this might help meet my instant film demands.
- Warehouse Ruffle Front Dress $112.05 @ ASOS; Coral is the color of the season, so this ruffle dress will fit into my rotation perfectly. I think it looks great on its own with a belt, but can easily be paired with a blazer & tights this fall.
- Tovolo Ice Pop Molds, Set of 6 $12; Once you have an ice pop mold, the possibilities are endless...you can start with one of these 50+ recipe ideas here.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
|Images via V Magazine|
|Images via Style.com|
|Images via Vogue.com|
|Images via Style.com|
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
|Knit inset skinny cargo pants $59.95; Drapey band-waist pants $59.95 @ Gap|
|Reese Witherspoon, Rachel Bilson, Minka Kelly, & Kate Bosworth in J. Brand cargo pants|
|Tanya M via Lookbook; Gold Hawk pants via Love Maegan; Anna W via Lookbook; New Look Pants via Bloo90Fashion|
Friday, July 15, 2011
Sultra 'Bombshell' Pink Curling Iron $99.99 (normally $130); T3 'Barbie® Loves T3' Evolution Hair Dryer $220; @ Nordstrom.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tarte for True Blood™ Limited-Edition Natural Cheek Stain $30; @ Sephora
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I love the idea of an all white wedding with a bright blue shoe peeking out underneath the bride's gown. Below, you'll find the bridal attire, accessories, and wedding inspiration I've been smitten with lately:
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
- Bright flats: Jil Sander leather ballerina flats $425 @ Net A Porter, Tory Burch also has a nice selection...try the Eddie Ballet flat for a similar style. These liven up any ensemble, yet give your feet a bit of a rest after spending the last quarter century in heels.
- Flattering Skinny Jeans - J.Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg $178 -These are very flattering and can easily paired up with a fabulous top (see #8) for a complete look.
- Chain Camera Strap: Super Fool's Gold Super Deluxe Strap $80 by Sarah Frances Kuhn, I am seriously tempted to purchase a different chain strap for each one of my various cameras and finally say goodbye to all of my boring nylon straps!
- Coral Nail Polish- Deborah Lippmann's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (carefree coral creme) $16 coral nail polish puts me in a good mood even when my day is falling to pieces. I happen to really love the Lippmann collection, but I would never shy away from another brand's coral shade.
- Ban.do Mini Heart $10 available in gold or hot pink...It is the perfect size and can be worn a thousand different ways.
- Casual Striped Dresses- Madewell's anchors away dress $95 or American Apparel's similar style: Knit Stripe Sweater Crew Neck Dress $65
- Boat Shoes- Women's Bluefish 2-Eye Boat Shoe $79 @ Sperry, I can't help but love this style, and now there are plenty of prints, colors and combinations to wear about this summer.
- Sheer Tops- Rory Beca Jacob Trapeze Blouse $176 @ Singer 22; summerhouse blouse $110 @ J.Crew, H&M also has similar styles for considerably less
- Clare Vivier La Pouchette $104- a neutral envelope clutch with a stripe of color is exactly what I need next time I head out. Deciding on one color
- Fancy Striped Dresses: ribbon mirabelle dress $595 @ Kate Spade I would love to pair this dress with a pair of bright pumps and go out dancing. Of course I think it would look just as sweet with sandals for a more casual look.
Monday, July 11, 2011
|L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss in Watermelon Crush|
|L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss in Watermelon Crush|
|Applicator tip of L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss|
|Skin Swatch: L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss in Watermelon Crush|
|Lip Swatch: L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss in Watermelon Crush|
|Full Face Swatch: L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss in Watermelon Crush|
Friday, July 08, 2011
This film depicts true stories of love and relationships from five very different perspectives over the course of one year in New York City. The joy, the frustration, the heartbreak, and all those things that come with searching for, being in, or falling out of love are all here without any sugar coating. Watch the trailer below:
Learn more about the movie & where you can see it here.
For some reason, Love Etc., triggered my memory of Breaking Upwards, a film about a 20 something couple in New York over the course of one year experimenting with an open relationship and breaking up. Even though, this is a fictional tale, it was inspired by the couple's actual relationship and for that reason feels very authentic. If you haven't seen it, put it on your Netflix Queue immediately! The trailer is below:
- The mineralize eyeshadows look gorgeous in the pan, but the vast majority of them are very sheer when swatched dry. The two I contemplated purchasing were Dark Indulgence and Golden Gaze. Both were lovely when I tried them, but I simply couldn't justify the $20 for any eyeshadow I didn't absolutely adore. My former self would have made a beeline for Blue Sheen (a shadow I want so badly to call Blue Steel :)), but I've sworn off blue eyeshadows for the moment because my kit is overflowing with them. Not only Blue Steel absolutely stunning in the pan, but for a Mineralize eyeshadow it has fabulous color pay-off even when applied dry.
- The split fibre brushes seem like a convenient idea, I would be curious to try the split fibre eye brushes, but oddly not with mineralize products. The 234, for instance, seems perfect for applying paint pots. I know plenty of girls who use their 217s for that very purpose...the synthetic fibres seem more suited and the other side can be used for blending. The 235 would probably be more suitable for applying wet mineralize eyeshadows or pigments if it weren't so big, the size makes me think it would be great as a concealer brush. Ultimately though, I feel that if the split fibre brushes were that necessary for me to have M.A.C. would make them a permanent item or at the VERY least a PRO item.
- I nearly always pass on Cremesheen Glass largely due to the fact I personally don't find them to be worth $19. Geo Pink would have been my pick had it been on "sale" (HA!)
- When I headed to the store I fully intended to purchase the Mineralize Skinfinishes in both Pearl and Crystal Pink, but when I got there and tried them, I just wasn't that impressed. The middle of Pearl interested me far more than the outer pearl shimmer color. I don't need another highlighter. I was even less impressed with Crystal Pink, and found that some of the earlier MSF's M.A.C. has come out with were far superior to the range introduced with the Semi-Precious collection.
- I was surprised by how much I loved the mineralize blushes. These were the first mineralize blushes I've purchased, and I am happy to say I don't have anything like either of them. I will say that Feeling Flush is very pigmented on me and requires blending. I used a 116 blush to apply them, and was happy with the result, but I think had I tried to use a larger blush brush I might have wound up looking clownish! Warmth of Coral seems to have been misnamed to me. It is full on peach. I adore it all the same, and if you don't have a peach blush in your collection, I would recommend it.
- I was instantly smitten with Gem of Roses lipstick, and I have nothing like it in my collection. It is something I can see myself wearing a lot. To me this pink lipstick with yellow undertones is like a peachy pink cocktail for your lips.
Check out the photos & swatches from my haul below:
|Feeling Flush Mineralize Blush; Warmth of Coral Mineralize Blush|
|Feeling Flush Mineralize Blush|
|Warmth of Coral Mineralize Blush|
|Swatches: Feeling Flush & Warmth of Coral Mineralize Blushes|
|Full Face Swatch: Warmth of Coral Blush on cheeks (paired with Gem of Roses lipstick)|
|Full Face Swatch: Feeling Flush Mineralize Blush|
|Gem of Roses Lipstick|
|Gem of Roses Skin Swatch|
|Lip Swatch: Gem of Roses Lipstick|
|Full Face Swatch: Gem of Roses Lipstick|
|Color Comparison Swatch: Lancome's Pixel Pink (Thakoon Spring 2008) (left) vs. M.A.C. Gem or Roses (middle) vs. Cover Girl Lip Perfection Darling (right)|