Sunday, September 16, 2012

I'm Back! New & Improved Blog! Check it out

Hello All!
Long time no post, right?!?!

But no more! Because I have a NEW and IMPROVED beauty blog, that is up and running as I write this! I am sooo excited about this because it is something I have always loved and now I have the resources and time to devote to running a FABULOUS beauty blog! Posts are up daily, Monday through Friday! So be sure to go check it out

My new blog is at, which will feature everything from product reviews to fun get to know me posts. In fact I'll let you in on a secret

shhhhh don't tell anyone...

I am hosting my very first GIVEAWAY on Friday, September 21st!

See you there!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Most Current Favorites

Hellooo All!
Long absences seem to be a re occurring pattern with me, so I just wanted to drop in and make a quick post about my favorites at the moment. I have some long time favorites and some new ones.

Some of my long time favorites:
1. Essie Nail Polish in Fiji (best pastel pink ever!! Plus it makes me look tan-> not easy btw)
2. Mac Mineralized Skin finish Natural (to set my makeup)
3. Revlon Colorstay Foundation(Combination/Oily Skin) in 240 Medium Beige
4. Mac Pencil Eyeliners (Ebony Eye Pencil, Engraved Powerpoint Eye Pencil)
My new Favorites:
1. Any Essie Nail Polish- mostly pastel colors (newest colors are Van D' Go, Marabou, Pink Lemonade, Pink Diamond)
2. Mac Lusterglass in Pinkarat (and I still want to try Lipglass in Pink Lemonade)
3. Origins VitaZing(its a tinted moisturizer)- Such an amazing product, I have been sworn to liquid foundation for years and now I believe I have made the brave switch, and it is amazing, I have a glow with this product unlike other foundations; have been using this in the place of a full face of foundation(been using Colorstay only on problem areas like my nose)
4. Seche Vite and getting Gel on my nails- I always said no to trying gel when getting my nails done, and my nails aren't long at all, in fact you wouldn't know I had gel on them if I didn't tell you. But the polish doesn't chip for days and days, especially with Essie colors, and a top coat of Seche Vite!
5. Juicy Couture- I know this isn't makeup related at all but who doesn't love a little fashion gossip? So I have turned to the dark side recently and bought the black daydreamer by Juicy, with the rhinestones all over it...and its just so adorable, I always feel cute wearing it(though a little younger at the same time)
Well that's about it for now, hope you enjoyed reading!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Winter Makeup Changes

What is "winter makeup" to you? Does it mean pulling out the dark hair dye, vampy lips and dark nails? That is what I myself have been contemplating recently... which direction to take my look for the winter season.

Over the summer I had pale pink nails and tan. And it worked, I loved it. But now that the sun is gone and so is my tan, I am really starting to feel the dark nails. Took a break from them but here I am once again. (current color of choice is OPI's We'll Always Have Paris")

As for me I am keeping my hair dark for now, a natural fit for winter, but no changes there.

And instead of deep red/burgundy lips Im opting for a much less dramatic effect, though still colorful (as we all need a little boost of color in the gloomy days of winter) lipgloss. Now I am a new convert to lipgloss(as i had always been a lipstick feene), and Im almost embarrassed that dazzleglasses are often my product of choice. It must be something about the dimensional look when you have sparkly lips. I love how they look in the tubes (disclaimer:I am duped by packaging/overall outward appearance of products all too often).

Speaking of Packaging, has anyone checked out A Tartan Tale at MAC? Well I did and I was totally sold on the face palette Hark the Heraldry(a pink blush trio). I love that its so different for me, so instead of using strictly bronzer I have begun to branch out into a pink blush phase...i really like it with my dark hair.

To switch gears..

My new wardrobe choices consist of scarves, pea coats, skinny jeans from F21(in black), and possibly a beanie as the cold begins to really set in.

On a cheerie note I have something that is extremely exciting for me, actually make that two things.
1. I finally got the product I made my very first blog about(2 years ago), and I never justified buying until now: The Sleeping Mask from Breakfast at Tiffany's: Holly GoNightly on Fred I always wanted it and now I have it!!!!
And there it hangs on my wall :

2. I got this amazing DKNY watch today and its PERFECT!! Since one of my latest obsessions has been watches I thought I wanted to get an all gold watch, but I gave myself some time, slept on it, and wahhlaaaaa heres my newest, silver, addition to the family:

And the last thought of the night has to do with the new Dior nail varnishes: Timeless Gold ...what do you all think? Worth the $$...?

Yours truly,

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Year, New Me

Dear readers,
As I look back on the two years I have been blogging, I am disappointed in myself. I look at the number of posts and the large gaps of time in between and think to myself what a shame. I want to blog because some of the so called "revelations" I have, are also interesting to you as readers (or at least I hope so). I also very much enjoy blogging. Its such a great experience that I have often not put enough time into. So I am making a new effort, and my best foot forward as the 2011 approaches (a girl can get a head start, right?), and begin a new blogging routine. My hope is to bring some life back into this blog and get you all involved with it at the same time.

What I would like to ask from you is to help me with ideas. If you have ideas of something that would interest you leave a comment on this post, and I'll try to accommodate everyone(but please try to keep it relevant to makeup and or fashion/accessories).

I will add an update later this week about what I have been up to, and a haul to get things going again!!

Thank you to everyone who has supported this blog and me over these past two years, it makes it all worth it


Friday, July 23, 2010

The "aha" moment

Hi All!
You know when the lightbulb goes off, and it all makes sense...well how about with makeup? This is pretty much how I have realized what suits me best, so here are the things I am OBSESSED with, and the products that I chose not to live without. I am mostly going to talk about makeup but a few non-makeup items as well.

When it comes to my summer style I have never really changed my look, but this year I had to wear the pastel pink nails. Not just pastel pink nails, but acrylic nails. I love it!!!! It feels so fresh and beautiful (and its such a contrast since I wore the short dark nails for a long time). In addition to nail color I also changed my hair color, though it may sound a bit backwards, I had dyed blonde hair, and for the summer I went back to my natural hair color which is a dark chocolate brown. And let me tell you I am loving being a brunette so much more.

Next, on a different note, I just started going to spinning classes at my gym, and it is SOOOOO much fun! Lots of work but so worth it. And in general I have been keeping active, from tennis to hiking I am loving working out.

One thing that I was absolutely obsessed with, and just got, is the Michael Kors White Ceramic watch with gold glitz, its GORGEOUS!!!! I saw it walking through Nordies everyday on my way to get coffee, and I finally caved and bought the thing, no regrets there.

As for my makeup MUSTS, I will list them, and keep in mind i am attached at the hip with these products:
1. Dior Airflash Foundation- love love love!!!
2. Dior Crayon Eyeliner in Black
3. NARS Laguna Bronzer
4. Dior Blackout on top of Iconic Mascara
5. Extra Amps Dazzleglass
6. And lipliner!!

And thats pretty much everything that has been on mind recently, besides my school work (only one year left!!!), and my last obsessions are watching the Real Housewives of OC & NJ, oversized sunglasses, and platform sandals... but not overcast summer days :(

Til later,

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Making it Happen

These last two weeks have been just about the most eventful two weeks I have had in a while..or at least in a positive way. First off I just turned 21 two weeks ago!!! And let me tell you I now know why people love happy hour so much. But that is besides the point, the real point I am shooting at is that I have spent wads and wads of cash on many things, and while my wallet lays empty in my purse, I am surprisingly at ease, and more importantly I am absolutely STOKED!!

Now I can't delay the biggest news any longer, so here it is, I just purchased and received my very first makeup artist brush belt!!!! I was browsing the Sephora site just for kicks(because of the friends and family sale of course), and somehow it went from "I'm defintely not buying anything", to "hey lets see how much the belt would cost with the discount", to "oh my gosh I must have this, and now!" Well this turnaround took all of a days time, but I had my justifications you know, in fact I am counting the days til I am going to a makeup artist in a runway show in just a few weeks.

So just a brief low down on the loot, I received 15 sephora professional brand brushes in this belt, and the belt can be worn over the shoulder or around the waist.

Ok so I was absolutely stoked when I had placed the order, I tracked it on UPS everyday, and you would think that would be enough to keep me satisfied for at least a little while. Now don't get me wrong, I WAS, AM, and will continue to be STOKED about the brush belt. But somehow on my trip to visit my boyfriend's family in LA I found myself perusing the Sephora website yet again(and this was literally like 2-3 days later, tops!) But anywhoo I randomly came across the Sephora Monopoly(which this is the very first I had heard of it). Long story made short, I bought one because if I REALLY LOVE makeup the way I claim to, then why wouldn't I buy it? Oddly enough it seems like this never took off as much as I would have imagined; I believe it came out in 2003 or 2004...and those are really rough guesses. It is currently scheduled to arrive on the 3rd of November, so I am getting very excited.

In other news I have made a little bit of a career plan for myself, and I thought it would be fitting to share it with all of you, because while I do plan to graduate from college with a B.A. in the next 1 1/2 years, I feel that with my everlasting obsession with hair and nails and makeup I NEED to give Cosmetology school a try. Not marinellos or some fancy private college, but I know of a community college by my family's house that has a really great program. I plan to become a hair stylist and hopefully branch out meanwhile into makeup artistry, so here's to dreaming!!

And I can't seem to get the pics up at this time, so I am going to work on that, I am so not good at computer stuff.

Have a fabulous Halloween!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Things I am Loving

So I have switched up my makeup routine, as usually, and I have been in a none stop frenzy to perfect my look. Let me share the deets of my lastest a greatest makeup addictions...

Here is a numbered list, to keep things more orderly
1. Dark Room Nail Polish (Sephora by OPI)- loves loves loves it; touch up every 2 days to keep its amazing color vibrant(thats just a personal preference, not neccessary by any means)

2. Aquolina Pink Sugar Perfume- Heaven in a bottle; can't leave home without it on

3. My shorter hair, it keeps creeping up shorter and shorter; and my stylist is absolutely the BEST; she gave me a blunt cut on the ends(so chic, so fresh)

4. I wear light pastel pink lipstick everyday now, and my current favorite(though still debating Snob and St. Germain) is Babydoll by LORAC. It is absolutely stunning and creamy on the application, well worth every dollar I paid for it(though please do send your suggestions for other colors; its quite an obsession at the moment)

5. MAC Fibre Rich Mascara, nice change from the drugstore brands, not sticky and clumpy like some mascaras

Have a great week Ladies and Gents..