Sunday, August 12, 2012


       Hi there! I know I haven't blogged in a while, but recently I've come across some new blogs that have inspired me to get my fingers moving across this keyboard again! 
      So this topic will probably come as a surprise to those of you who know, how little I know about hair. My hair styling skills are limited to say the least. At age ten I knew I was doomed from the start, when it took me two weeks to learn how to form a standard braid. And to this day that is as technical as I'll get. Okay, Fiiiiine to give myself a little credit, I have somehow managed to learn how to use a curling iron (a three week learning process, that I still can't get right) Never mind me trying to do a fishtail braid, that story ended with about seventy-three knots in my hair. Too be honest I've never given a rats hat about hair. So because of that, I have stuck with the same color and cut for years. 
      Recently a bit of spontaneity has struck and I have decided that in my very near future I'm going to dye my hair. Now I know what some of you are thinking, okay? woopty doo! what's the big deal. Well lemme tell ya! I still have what many would call 'virgin hair'. I know close to nothing about coloring, bleaching, toners, highlighting, developer? (This is just some of the terminology I've heard being tossed around while watching the random hair video) I've just always been put off by the maintenance that colored hair requires. More upkeep? not interested! Since my hair is thick, coarse, curly and dry it's already a pain in the butt to deal with. But suddenly I've felt like I need something to give this black hair some depth, some life! So the time has come ladies and gents (not that there are any men reading this) that I get a bit adventurous with these locks. 
     I can go one of two routes with this. Either I go to a professional (the smart/obvious option) or attempt to color it myself (the stupid option, knowing my history) and save some dolla dolla bills. So here's the game plan! I want Ombre!! Yes I want to join THAT club! Currently my hair is at mid-waist length, so I'll try to keep the length as long as possible but have it trimmed and shaped up with layers. Then, I'll bring in this photo as seen above!
It's subtle, yet noticeable! Looks more highlighted as it goes down rather then a stark contrast from dark to light. The hair near her roots seems to be close in color to mine so I think this is the perfect picture for me to base my hair off of. It took quit some time to find a picture where the ombre isn't blonde. Not that I don't like how that looks, I just think it would be to harsh of a contrast on me. Okay now that I've hyped this up for myself,  I better get it done sooner rather then later before I change my mind! And if all fails I can just chop the ends off, quick fix!

 If you have any tips or thoughts let me know! and who is this in the picture anyway?? 

thanks for reading!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Wishlist!!

Lancome Rouge In Love Lipstick- Okay, so you know those full ads that play before a YT video starts? the ones that make you wait 5 seconds before being able to click skip? (I swear that always seems like the longest 5 seconds EVER!) Anyway so this ad popped up before a video recently and I loved it. It has really up beat music by Brigitte and a fun feel. Before seeing this ad I never even took a second look at Lancome. I've always associated it with cosmetics for more mature women and grandmas. It seems as though Lancome is making an effort to appeal to a much younger audience. Especially with Emma Watson as the new spokesperson and face of rouge in love, how can it not be appealing!! The packaging is beautiful and thoughtfully designed. Can't wait to go have a look at them this weekend. Lancome, you have my attention!

Nars Blush in Amour- This past weekend I hit pan on deep throat, which was my first Nars blush. It isn't anything to celebrate about since I'm actually a bit bummed about it. I hate hitting pan on products I love! But I figure the only way to feel better about it, is to go buy a new blush. So I have my eyes set on Amour. It seems to be a sweet combination of peach and pink. Totes my kinda color!

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24h- I've recently dabbled into higher end foundations and with the couple that I've tried I have not been pleased. So for the time being I've switched back to my trusty ol' Revlon color stay. But now I'm kinda in the mood to try out another. I've recently heard about this foundation and I'm pretty intrigued by it. It sounds like it has the few things I'm looking for, medium coverage, transfer free and a neutral shade range. If and when I get this I hope it won't be another disappointment, I have high hopes!

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair- One reason I want this. Tanya Burr (Pixie2woo) who has beautiful skin, gave a rave mini review on this product in one of her recent favorites video, and now I feel like I must have it in my life. Yeah that's it, reason enough! right!

House of Harlow Stacked Rings- So besides the fact that I love Nicole Richie, I am also obsessed with her House of Harlow 1960 line. There is not one thing I wouldn't want. I love the 60's Bohemian and tribal vibe. Her designs totally reflect her own personal style which I also happen to LOVE. I received one of the sunburst necklaces for Christmas 2 years ago and I wear it all the time. So since I need some new rings I think these would be soo perfect.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers- I love wearing converse in spring and summer with a pair of distressed shorts and a graphic t-shirt. Casual & Comfortable. These shoes are just classic and the white would look so good against tan skin. I have to have these!

Neon Love

NEON & PINK?? what has gotten into me?!
 I seem to be completely embracing the neon trend this season. Well not completely, but I must say it has been quite refreshing to pair these accessories with my typically very simple outfits. I am now a full believer that a small dose of neon can seriously brighten your day. For weeks now I've had this little "arm party" going on and I am loving it! I've also been painting my nails hot pink. Yeahhhh...not the color you would usually see on my nails, but then again it just feels so right at the moment.

Neon Yellow Bracelet-Forever21 . Kate Spade Neon Pink Wallet . OPI Don't Know Beets Me

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Love me some Tom Ford!

This Sunday I spent the evening at Barnes and Noble. I sat in the magazine section and happened to spot a plush broken-in sofa seat. SCORE! For a couple of hours I sat there with my coffee and flipped through several magazines. I repeatedly kept coming across articles about Tom Ford. I especially enjoyed the article in Harper's Bazaar Australia. This handsome man is a visionary and can do no wrong in my eyes. After reading the articles and having watched his documentary a few weeks back I have become quite captivated by him. He is just as charming in print as he comes across in the documentary. I feel like everything he says is GOLD. Fun fact! I recently read he is a native Texan and was born in the same city as I was. He was also raised in one of my all time favorite place to visit, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gah even more reasons to love him! hell yeahhhhh I have something in common with Tom Ford! haha, kidding. but not really ;) Anyway once I got home I did what I do best, went straight to my laptop and read and watched reviews on Tom Ford make up. Just for kicks I even had a bit of fun adding the items to my cart. You don't even want to know the total! Time to start counting pennies! I have compiled a short list of things I am DYING to have! 
1. Sable Smoke Lip Color
2. Cognac Sable Eye Color Quad (pictured above)
3. Flush Cheek Color
Until the day comes that I temporarily lose my mind and save enough to swipe the plastic for these pricey pieces of luxury, I'll just have to marvel at the beautifully rich, striking ads. By the way I love how he allows for the products to take center stage and enlarges them to cover the whole page. Plus the fact that he appears in his own ads just seals the deal!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My go-to neutral makeup look

So here is my go-to neutral makeup look! As much as I love makeup and applying it, we all have those days that we just want a fresh faced look, something that isn't too over done. I wear my makeup like this so often because it's minimal yet polished and put together. Don't get me wrong I love shimmery eye shadows and bright lips but there are certain times that a simple makeup look like this, just makes you feel pretty. Sometimes less really is more!

So here are the products I used

Foundation: Maybeline Super Stay Makeup 24hr Foundation-Classic Biege
Concealer: Mac Studio Finish- NC35
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eyeshadow: Mac Ricepaper & NYC Bronzer in Sunny
Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye pencil- Zero
Mascara: Prestige My Blackest Lashes
Blush: Nars Deep Throat
Lips: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge- Pink Truffle

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Nails of the Night!

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark & Deborah Lippmann Today Was A Fairytale

After weeks and weeks of wearing opaque coats of glitter polish, I still can't get myself to put it away! So I thought a touch of glitter on one nail is just the right amount for a night out. This Deborah Lippman polish in today was a fairytale  is a new addition to my collection! I wore it on New Years Eve on all 10 and absolutely loved it. It is surprisingly very easy to apply. I swipe the brush over my nail and the tiny glitter disperses evenly. The chunky hexagonal shaped glitter does take a little placement work but it is not at all time consuming. It literally takes seconds! The glitter is suspended in a clear polish, which makes it perfect to apply as a layer over another color. The glitter dries flat onto the nails and you aren't left with a gritty feeling once it has dried. I definitely want to get another deb lipp polish in the near future!

Now OPI Lincoln Park After Dark is probably the first nail polish I heard about when I first started watching YouTube videos back in 2008. It seems to be a nail color that everyone has in there collection as a staple, need to have polish. Don't ask me why I took me so long to get it but I'm so glad I finally did! The color is nearly black on the nails but has a deep purple hue to it. I was eating blackberries the other day when I had this polish on and I noticed it is a dead on match. The color is the most opaque polish I own which makes it easy as pie to apply. ha! look at me rhyming. When I have this color on I feel sorta like a badass chick! ;) It's a modern yet chic color. For some reason I feel like I'm channeling Kourtney Kardashian when I have it on,

Hope your all having a nice weekend!
Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 Makeup Favorites

So here they are! The products that out shined all the rest during 2011. I forgot to include a product so just imagine a cute little korres lip butter in pomegranate sitting among the rest.

Maybelline Superstay Makeup 24hr Foundation
Mac Studio Finish Concealer-NC35
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural
Mac BlackTrack Fluidline
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil -Zero
Mac Eyeshadow- Ricepaper
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Mac 217 Brush
Mac Melba Blush
Nars Deep Throat
Mac Vegas Volt Lipstick
Korres Lip Butter-Pomegranete

As you can see from the list Mac is the brand that dominated over any other makeup brand during 2011. Ah you can always count on good ol' Mac! I wonder if some of these products will stick around for the long run. I guess we shall have to wait and see till next year!