Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cute Jewelry Finds!

Hey! Just wanted to share some lovely jewelry pieces I have gotten over the past few months.

Banana Republic has really upped their game in the jewelry department.  I love the vintage style items they have come out with over the past year.

-Honeycomb Cuff Bracelet
-Thin Sparkle Bangle
-Sparkle Bow Ring

One of my other favorite websites to shop for jewelry is Piperlime (an associate of BR)

Kate Spade Fireball Stud Earrings- This photo did not come out as clearly as I would have liked and does not do the colors justice. These studs have pink crystals in a rose gold setting.

Hive & Honey makes these bangles which come in a set of three.  Can you tell I am on a rose gold kick?!

Juicy Couture Pyramid Studs
    These earrings are adorable. The stones actually have an opalescent effect that give off a rainbow sheen when light hits them. Unfortunately I could not seem to capture it with my camera. I opted for the hematite setting but they also come in yellow gold.

Last but certainly not least is Betsey Johnson.  This is her enamel Bow Bracelet with crystals. I also picked up these mismatched lip earrings. I liked the black and green design. The pearls have Betsey's signature and pink kiss marks!
I love Betsey's jewelry for its whimsical tone!
What are some of your favorite jewelry designers?

Thank Goodness for Sephora Gift Cards!

As you have probably guessed by now I love Sephora! If I could live in one of their stores, I would.  Here are a few things I picked up with my Christmas giftcard:

Tweezerman Betsey Johnson Limited Edition Tweezers

I absolutely love Betsey Johnson! When I saw these tweezers with Marilyn Monroe's image I just had to have them.  There are two other designs available, one with skulls and one with roses. They are available at Sephora and on Betsey Johnson's website.

I also found these cute flower clips made by Tarina Tarantino.  I bought it mainly to wear in my hair but it could also be clipped on a scarf or a jacket.  That come in several colors, gray and various shades of pink. I went with the black version.

Michael Kors Very Hollywood Sparkling

I usually don't buy fragrances online without sampling them first, but I was just so in love with the bottle and the whole concept of the "old hollywood". I had tried the original MK Very Hollywood and found it to be a bit overwhelming with the strong notes of gardenia, so I was excited to see this had several fruity elements.

Here is Sephora's description:

Very Hollywood Sparkling Eau de Toilette
Call her the "It" girl. She's fun, fresh and independent with style all her own. In the know and on top of her game, she stands out in a crowd and sets the pace. Always ready for the flash of the paparazzi! She's fresh, she's Fabulous...she's Very Hollywood. A fun, sparkly, fruity version of the Eau de Parfum with the spotlight on black currant, neroli, and mandarin. Creating a youthful and lasting impression...the possibilities are endless!

Black Currant, Neroli, Mandarin.
Young. Fresh. Independent.

After wearing this fragrance for several weeks I got to say, I am just not feeling it.  I can barely pick up any of the fruity notes, all I can smell is florals.  I find heavy floral scents to be just too strong for my liking. I hate to say it but it borders on an old lady scent for me.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Some of my Favorites

Favorite Cosmetic Brands: Mac, Nars, Stila, Make Up For Ever

3 Daily Essentials: Mac Tinted Moisturizer, Buxom Lash Mascara, Mac Lip Treatment

Beauty Luxury Item: Faux Lashes

Beauty MVPs

Lipstick Shade:  Either Mac Cockney, Creme Cup or Retro

Eye Shadow Shade: Nars Blondie or Mac Twinks

Nail Polish Shade:  Any classic red or Revlon Black Lingerie

Frangrance:  LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit

Skin Care Products: Cetaphil Cleanser, L’occitane Ultra Rich Face Cream

Hair Care Products: Either Nexxus or Redken

Fragrances: LaVanila, Chloe, Burberry Brit

Favorite Models: Jessica Stam, Erin Heatherton, Katsia Zingarevich, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Coco Rocha

Who or What has inspired your Sense of Style: Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Dita von Teese, Marion Cotillard, Zooey Deschanel, Mia Kirshner, Scarlett Johansson

First Post!

Hey everybody! I'm new to this blogging thing and I have always enjoyed reading other peoples, especially when they involve make up and fashion. I decided it was time to start my own!  Bear with me while I get this up and running. There will be lots more to come!