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Monday, January 25, 2010

Recent Purchases

Some of my favorite most recent purchases:
Primark Rose Quilted Chain Bag - eBay £12

AE Fairisle Scoop Sweater - American Eagle $17.47

AE Suede Motorcycle Boot - American Eagle $20.97

AE Suede Ballet - American Eagle $10.46

Military Marching Jacket - Forever21 $17.80

Quilted Bow Shoulder Bag - Forever21 $17.80
Cracked Metallic Oxfords - Forever21 $24.80

Splurge or Spree?

  • AVON True Color E/S Quad $5
  • CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara $6
  • e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick in Royal Red $5
  • NYX Loose Face Powder $12
  • NYX Powder Blush in Mocha $6
  • Essence of Beauty Kabuki Brush $10
  • Wet N Wild H20 Proof Liquid Eyeliner $3
*prices vary by location

Thursday, January 21, 2010

OPI Alice in Wonderland Spring 2010 Collection

Now available everywhere OPI is sold!

From left to right:

Thanks So Muchness: A violet infused red with a metallic shimmer.

Mad As a Hatter: Chunky multi-glitter.

Absolutely Alice: Intense blue and gold glitter.

Off With Her Red!: A classic tomato red creme.

*Info & images taken from Beauty of a Site blog

Hair Inspiration

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I've been "dye-ing" to go lighter for a long time & it's finally time to just do it!

I've been getting caramel/blonde highlights for the last two years, but I'm ready for something a little more dramatic. I've always been apprehensive about coloring my hair any shade other than black, so I'm trusting in my hair stylist to take me into the land of blonde! She successfully dyed the underside of my hair bleach blonde about three years ago and she's never failed me before so I have faith that she can turn my mane into buttery perfection!

Above is my celebrity hair inspiration page I'm bringing in for reference next month.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Back in Black

Lipsy Stud Bandeau Dress, 45GBP

Black Embellished Union Jack Clutch by Lulu Guinness, $454
Stephen Webster Stud Dome Rhodium Ring, $621
"Avallon" Pump by Harajuku Lovers, $99

Friday, January 15, 2010

I Won A $100 Shopping Spree from Hautelook!

I noticed that a favorite brand of mine (Romeo & Juliet Couture) was having a Hautelook sale today, so I logged on to check it out. I happened to glance at my balance on the top right of the homepage and discovered $100 in my account!

I won a mini shopping spree in their Invite-A-Friend Sweepstakes!!!

If you didn't already know, every time someone signs up for a membership (which is free) under your name, you get a $10 credit. So if you aren't signed up yet, click here to get started. And if you are, make sure to share your invitation link with as many of your friends as possible! Every referral earns you an entry into the sweepstakes!

I'm sure you guys are sick of hearing me talk about this website, but I seriously order from them at least once a month. They always have amazing deals on designer clothes, shoes, bags, makeup, etc. Don't hesitate to order from them.

I always receive my items promptly and they're always packaged very nicely. Also, if you're worried about ordering something & having it sell out, their website refreshes every time someone adds an item to their cart. They give time limits on how long someone can hold something before buying it, so you'll never pay for something that isn't available.

Anyways, here's what I got:

Romeo & Juliet Couture Feather Print Open Back Tunic - $34.50

Christian Audigier "Zappa" Cross Body Bag - $92.50

It's Finally Here!

After months of anticipation, the Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette is finally available for purchase! The packaging is absolutely gorgeous and the colors are just beautiful! It retails for $52 and is now sold at Ulta, Sephora and UrbanDecay.com.

I love that it's full of shades for smokey looks (my fave) but that it has some bold colors thrown in there too. I'm also looking forward to trying out the vivid Flipside eyeliner. My favorite part though is the 3D popup lid! This is sure to be a collectors item and sell out fast!

Are you planning on picking one up?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hautelook Urban Decay Sale!

Nothing is over $10!!!

Here's what I got:

Click here to start shopping! Hurry, the sale ends this Friday!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

FREE Qtica Lip Balm Code

"Well, here is the code for a FREE 0.5oz tube of Qtica Intense Lip Repair Balm:


How it Works: Go to http://www.qtica.com/ and click on the shopping cart link at the top of the screen. In the "Code" field, enter the promo code and click update. Depending on the web browser you are using, a tube will automatically be added to your cart or you will be asked to click on the promotion to add it to your cart. The follow the regular check out process.

Offer Expires: 1/14/2010 11:59 PM ET. There is a limit of one tube per order. May not be combined with any other coupon, code or promotional offer. Standard Shipping and Processing applies.This is an online promotion only. We are not responsible for honoring this promotion if payment provided is declined or inaccurate. Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping."

*All Info taken from the Qtica blog

Monday, January 11, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babes (oft times come gems)

Crystal Renn, walking the Gaultier runway.

"Ah, the model argument. On one hand, I get it-clothes look better on skinny people, and a model’s job is usually just to be a walking coat hanger anyway. If that’s the way it’s going to be, I think it’s important that it’s clear to people that it’s more fantasy. But if designers and magazines want to reach a more diverse demographic it’s important to have larger models. But I hope that magazines can finally do this without being like “Look! Big IS beautifuL!!!!!!” or having them all naked-like, let them sell some clothes! Plus-size [ads] should be interspersed in regular magazine issues, not just the REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES! ones. I guess the fact that models are so skinny doesn’t *upset* me unless it’s distracting from the clothes. But I do think it should be changed, I mean..that’s a given."
-Tavi Gevinson, the internet's tiniest fashion blogger (and part inspiration for Rodarte's Target line!)

I couldn't have said it better myself, Tavi!

Krasey Beauty is having a CRAZY giveaway!!!

In celebration of her blog's one year anniversary, Krasey Beauty's Adina is giving away nearly $1000 worth of amazing beauty products to one lucky reader!

Check it out here!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hot Dads of the NFL

My fiance Jason is a huge football buff, so I typically spend Sundays watching games with him. What's a girl to do, but play "Spot The Hotties" (I even gave them my own DILF nicknames!) Here is my Top 5 List of Hot NFL Dads. Enjoy!

Matt Leinart: Arizona Cardinals

Nickname: All American DILF
Age: 26
Stats: 6'5" 232lbs
Kids: 1
"Aww" Factor: He's responsible for one of the prettiest celebrity couples; he introduced Reggie Bush to Kim Kardashian!

Terrell Owens: Buffalo Bills

Nickname: Eye Candy DILF
Age: 36
Stats: 6'3" 224lbs
Kids: 2
"Aww" Factor: OK, so he's kind of a cocky douche bag, but look at those abs!

Joey Harrington: New Orleans Saints (currently a free agent)

Nickname: Band Geek DILF
Age: 31
Stats: 6'4" 210lbs
Kids: 1
"Aww" Factor: He's an accomplished jazz pianist who has performed with Jason Mraz, Blues Traveler & Third Eye Blind.

Kurt Warner: Arizona Cardinals

Nickname: Seasoned DILF
Age: 38
Stats: 6'2" 214lbs
Kids: 5 (+ 2 step-children)
"Aww" Factor: Has his own charity, First Things First Foundation, which works with children's hospitals, people with developmental disabilities & assists single parents.

Tom Brady: New England Patriots

Nickname: Baby Mama Drama DILF
Age: 32
Stats: 6'4" 225lbs
Kids: 2
"Aww" Factor: He ditched his ex-girlfriend, beautiful & talented Bridget Moynahan, for supermodel Gisele while she was pregnant with their baby, so he gets no "Aww" Factor from me!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Look For Less: Congac Boots

Steve Madden "Intyce" $129.95

Rich Congac color √
Adjustable buckle strap √
Mini wedge heel √

Mossimo "Kady" $29.99

Rich Congac color √
Adjustable buckle strap √
Mini wedge heel √
Bargain price √√√

Friday, January 8, 2010

Style & Function: CK USB Memory Frame Sunglasses

Stylish Calvin Klein sunnies by day, 4GB flash drive by night.
Now available at optical outlets nationwide. MSRP $199

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Look For Less: Sequin Wedges

I was browsing the Coach website for my next victim & came across some fabulous sparkly shoes from the Poppy collection.

Behold the Dassi wedge, $178.

And now feast your eyes on these bad boys:

Forever21's Sequin Leopard Wedges, $25.80!

Not an exact match but for $150 less, pretty damn good.

Friday, January 1, 2010

You Say You Want A... Resolution!

2009 went by so fast! Nikki turned 1, I turned 25 and that's about all I remember. It's a new decade, I'm officially a quarter of a century old and it's time to get serious about accomplishing some goals!

So here they are, my New Year's Resolutions for 2010:

1. Get In Shape!

I have a feeling this is on everyone's list. It's always on mine anyways. What makes this year different from all the previous years however, is that this year I'm getting married. I have 10 months from today to look drop dead gorgeous for my hubby-to-be and goddamnit I'm gonna do it! I'm also extra motivated to lose weight so I can get healthier. My fibromyalgia isn't getting any better and I'm sure it's because of my crappy diet and lack of exercise. (Going to the doctor for a check up is also in order.) Thankfully, my Maid of Honor/BFFL Kimberly will be doing it all with me. Teamwork!

2. Play More!

My son Nikki will be 2 in March and I can already tell that playing with his toys and watching cartoons aren't cutting it anymore. He needs more stimulation and I want to facilitate that for him. More playgrounds, museums and outdoor activities are in our future. I also want to get better about documenting things. Scrapbooks aren't just for grandmas ya know!

3. Take More Fashion Risks!

I'm not talking about wearing Swarovski Crystal-encrusted shoulder pads or anything like that. The fashion risks I wanna take are on a much smaller scale. And it's not that I consider myself unfashionable. It's just that on a daily basis I pretty much wear jeans and a plain v-neck. Functional, cute even, but not really all that interesting. It's so easy for me to say what looks good on other people, but when it comes to dressing myself, I stick to basics. Having insecurities about how things will look on my body is the main culprit, but hopefully accomplishing Resolution #1 will help ease me into more daring clothes.

4. Curb The Crazy Spending!

I am, without a doubt, a shopaholic. If I have $5 in my pocket, I'll find a way to spend it. Recently coming to the realization that money does NOT grow on trees, I decided that I need to stop wasting money that could be saved for much more worthwhile things. Like paying off old debts. Or moving to England. This will, by far, be my hardest resolution.

And here are some random things I'd also like to accomplish this year...

  • Start using LiLash
  • Join Shoedazzle
  • Finish my A.A. (finally)
  • Make YouTube Partner
  • Stay in better touch with my friends
  • Apply for my MAC Pro card
  • Buy a Wii & exercise games
  • Cook more!

What are your New Year's Resolutions??