24 April 2014

bright {makeup of the day}

I usually opt for neutrals or smoky shades when I do my makeup; but the spring season has fully and completely put me in the mood for all bright everything - including makeup. These are the products I've been loving lately for achieving that spring-apropos bright beauty look {Clockwise from Top}:

{1} Eco Tools Eyeshadow Brush from the Eco Tools Bamboo 6-Piece Brush Set {$11.79}

{2} mark Blooming Pretty Highlighting Face Powder {$16.00}

{3} LORAC Lip Lustre Gloss in Fuchsia Lustre {$15.00} - Full review of this product here

{4} OPI Brazil Beach Sandies Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer in You're So Flippy Floppy {$12.95 for 4-piece mini set} - Full review / swatches of this product here

{5} Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in Pink Pop {$5.59}

{6} mark Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Palette {$20.00}


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FTC Disclosure: OPI Brazil Beach Sandies Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer in You're So Flippy Floppy, mark Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Palette, mark Blooming Pretty Highlighting Face Powder, and LORAC Lip Lustre Gloss in Fuchsia Lustre were provided to me for review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

23 April 2014

{fashion folio} edgy romance

edgy romance
FORMULA X New Classics in White Matter + Steve Madden The Blonde Salad x Steve Madden Trome in Black Suede + ZAC Zac Posen Basic Eartha Mini Cross Body Bag in Sistine + MAJE Eudiane Leather-Trimmed Broderie Anglaise and Lace Top + Jacquie Aiche Pave Overlap Circles Eternity Ring in Black / Clear + One Teaspoon Pure Awesome Baggy Jeans in Pure

Distressed white denim {slightly baggy fit a must} adds an edgy, nonchalant touch to a romantic white lace top; while black suede lace-up heels break-up the monochrome, and create a rebellious, fierce silhouette. A navy mini bag is sophisticated and minimalist enough to harbor your essentials without detracting attention from your overall ensemble. Paper white polish on tips and toes enhances the appearance of tanned skin; and sets the perfect tone for the overlapping circles eternity ring sitting pretty around your thumb.


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22 April 2014

{beauty board} emerald eyes

Shake up your beauty routine with an edgy emerald eye bound to add a touch of rock chic to your look year-round!

emerald
Clockwise from Top

{1} NYX Cosmetics Glam Shadow Stick in Glistening Emerald {$4.49}

{2} Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Emerald Smokes {$4.99}

{3} BOBBI BROWN Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Forest {$28.00}

{4} ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint in Extreme Emerald {$24.00}

{5} LAURA MERCIER Baked Eye Colour - Wet/Dry in Emerald {$24.00}

{6} CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Two Ton Teal {$17.00}

{7} Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Edgy Emerald {$4.19}


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21 April 2014

NOTD: OPI Brazil Beach Sandies in You're So Flippy Floppy

Four coats of OPI Brazil Beach Sandies Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer in You're So Flippy Floppy is a Bright Canary Yellow.

You already know about my aversion to yellow polishes; so it should come as no surprise that, while I liked the texture here, I wasn't a huge fan of the color. Nevertheless, it is so perfect for summer.

While What's a Little Rain Forest? dried sparkly; the shimmer in You're So Flippy Floppy is less discernible {though it is there in certain light}. The formula here was thick, but very easy to work with. As someone with longer nails I found that I had to keep layering the polish on to get rid of VNL; however, if you have shorter nails, you can likely get away with two coats.


What nail color are you rocking for #ManicureMonday?

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FTC Disclosure: OPI Brazil Beach Sandies Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer in You're So Flippy Floppy was provided to me for review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

18 April 2014

fuchsia & coral

fuchsia & coral
On their own, fuchsia and coral are not necessarily shades that I gravitate to; but there is something magical that takes place when the two colors are combined in a colorblock fashion, as they were at Monique Lhuillier S/S 14. It's hot and electrifying {so perfect for the warmer summer months ahead}; yet manages to remain chic and sophisticated in the very same breath. Here, seven of my personal favorite fashion and beauty finds that bring the sultry shades to the forefront. {Clockwise from Top Right}.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Eyeshadow in Fuchsia 26 {$21.00}

FORMULA X Electrics in Danger Zone {$10.50}

Forever 21 Caged Chiffon Racerback Tan in Fuchsia {$11.80}

Versace Leather Tote in Clover / Oro {$1,295.00}

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine in 12 Coral Incandescent {$35.00}

Gemma Redux Small Flora Cuff Bracelet in Fuchsia Ombre {$225.00}

Sole Society Gwyneth Stacked Heel Wedge in Hot Coral {$69.95}


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