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,