3.06.2010

Smitten Saturday

Beauty Sleep Dolls, I wasn’t just educated in the power of the little black dress courtesy of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Nor did I leave the film only with a desire to spend countless hours gazing longingly and lovingly upon the breathtaking baubles displayed at Tiffany’s. Non, there was something else that I took away from Audrey’s glamorous, beatnik character; and that was an appreciation for sleep masks.

I know, I know…it’s best to allow the skin to breathe come nightfall; but there’s something quite enchanting about perusing an ambrosial little mask during your moments of slumber, which has led me to seek out one of my very own. The question is…which one? Should I channel my inner Hepburn via Fred Flare’s Holly GoNightly Sleep Mask? Invoke visions of cupcakes from New York City’s Magnolia Bakery with the dainty Lily Satin Sleep Mask in Light Pink from Mimi A La Mode? Or hope for my princess-inspired dreams to come true courtesy of Loretta’s Intimates Mary Green Princess Sleep Mask? Decisions, decisions…how do you get your beauty sleep lovelies?

Do You Believe in Magic? You know me, loves…I’m obsessed with all things fantastical. I quote Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland in real life situations; and to a certain extent I have stars in my eyes – at least in terms of imagination. So why wouldn’t I fall head over heels for a cosmetics company that sports one of my favorite mythical creatures – a unicorn – as their mascot? While I typically embrace a neutral palette in terms of makeup, Lime Crime is my new obsession. Bright, somewhat impractical yet completely playful colors with names like Cosmopop, Styletto, and No She Didn’t mingle upon ones mouth; while knock-em-dead shadows known as “Magic Dust,” and harboring titles such as Pink Poodle, Shoe Addict, and Dragon Scales hover about ones eyes to truly make your pretty peepers pop! Don’t be shy, kitty cats; it’ll be our little secret…do you believe in magic?

Parcel Post I don’t believe that there is any phrase more magical than the sublime “mail call!” Oh, I quite understand that it’s merely two little words announcing a delivery, but it’s the thoughts that infiltrate your mind at the thought of what the delivery holds that has the power to send giddy shivers up and down your spine. Will it be for you? What is it? Clothes? Jewelry? A gift from a secret admirer? Or, less chichi, the one that often finds its way to my doorstep – textbooks. Sorry for getting sidetracked my pets…nothing beats getting mail, plain and simple. Ergo, my petite delivery-loving heart is completely spellbound with Parcel, a whimsical little shop straight out of Montclair, New Jersey which specializes in darling inspiration boxes full of crafty surprises that bring out the creative mademoiselle within.

For the Francophile there’s the Paris Is for Lovers Theme Parcel. For the Cinderella-loving girl longing to attend a Masquerade Ball there’s the Magic Theme Parcel. For the wannabe princess there’s the Faerie Wonderland Theme Parcel. But that’s not all; there are many other variations of the splendid parcel, enough to make the heart of anyone and everyone skip a beat. Was that the doorbell? Perhaps there’s a parcel for me!

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tumblr and Beaut.ie for the pictures.


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67 comments

Leah said...

I never sleep without a sleep mask... I don't know if there's a psychological effect or something but I feel I get a peaceful and good night's sleep if I'm wearing my sleep mask. I love that Princess mask. I think it'll suit me well, given that I'm surrounded by princes in this house. Have a great Saturday Erika! xoxo

Audrey Allure said...

I love those vibrant colors!

R. said...

Oh my gosh, I am so in love with Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany's is my favorite movie. If I were to purchase a sleep mask, it would definitely be the one inspired by Holly Golightly. What an enchanting little post, love it! xo

Nikolett said...

I feel so ashamed to admit this but ... I've never seen 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' ... one day when we meet up, we shall fabulous coffee in a cafe and then watch that movie, yes? Haha. I love those vibrant colours and I agree ... any kind of snail mail is good in my book (as long as it's not bills or something negative, y'know). This week, I'm smitten with rompers ... just trying to find the right one that would look good on me! Hope you have an amazing weekend :)

The Style Revolution said...

That makeup looks amazing. Great post.

J. said...

The Lily sleep mask is darling! I've seen some masks that are filled with lavender...what more could you need?

I'm currently smitten with the feather skirt from Rare...I wish I could figure out how to convert to USD!

Hope said...

Ooooh! I just took a look at the Lime Crime website and the colors are so fun and bright!! :)

http://cupcakesofsilk.blogspot.com/

Dolly Daydream aka Jasmine said...

Hmm, I never thought of wearing a sleeping mask... oh yeah I tried to wear one once and I had to take it off in the middle of the night because it was irritating me.


From Dolly
XX
http://dollydaydreamsdomicile.blogspot.com/

Melissa Blake said...

I looove getting snail mail! Have you heard they may be doing away with Saturday mail? NOOOOO!

Great list, as always!

Luinae said...

About Lime Crime: The lipsticks are fine, but the eyeshadows are straight re-packaged Mica, so it is marked up by over 100 times. Aromaleigh also has fantastic names and collections (Gothic Lolita, anyone) and their eyeshadows aren't repackaged. So do a couple other brands.

Joanne said...

Audrey Hepburn is such an icon, inspiring in so many ways. I'm glad that Breakfast at Tiffany's really shines the light on her as a person, as well, always keeping her in our awareness. Have a wonderful weekend :)

STYLEEZTA said...

lime crime=awesome

Fashionography. said...

I love the feeling I get when I recieve something in the mail! Often, though, it's just something from the school.

Jessica said...

Breakfast at Tiffany's is my theme movie! I love sleep masks too, and I even made a couple limited edition ones on my shop Embellished!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26330592

Jacqueline said...

I love getting a little card or package in the mail and beauty sleep is my favorite! I love the photos you find for your blog postings Erika! Always so amazing and beautiful. xo

www.FashionSnag.com

Mimi said...

I love anything Breakfast at Tiffany's and that makeup is gorgeous!! Have a great weekend.

Hannah ♥ said...

I love Alice in Wonderland too - I'm doing an Alice in Wonderland themed photoshoot next week! I'm so excited :)

LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM

xx

Lucy said...

love your blog! It's fantastic!
I believe in magic, too, and it's just fantastic live in a faboulous world!
Lucy

thefashionpolitan.blogspot.com

Elle said...

i've always wanted to try a sleep mask! i don't know what's stopping me... and Lime Crime?! Amazing.

English Rose ♥ said...

I've loved sleep masks ever since BAT too - Audrey Hepburn, iconic trendsetter for girls' the world over...

Merci beaucoup for the lovely comment darling, have a fab weekend =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Princess Liberty said...

I love the first picture

ellie said...

Such great colors. Hope your weekend is a blast.

Sherin said...

I love those sleep masks. They would be so much fun to sleep in.

Lime Crime looks like a great company. The colours are so bright and beautiful.

Emily said...

parcel is the cutest thing!
and I love all those bright make up hues :)

Kristin said...

Those parcels are such a lovely idea! I hope you're out somewhere havin' fun lady!

Leia said...

I've been wanting the Holly Golightly sleep mask for so long!

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

That eye mask is so cool! I'd love to get one myself. As far as how I get my beauty sleep... I always wear perfume to bed. Just something I've always done lol

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Have an amazing weekend!!! The first picture is so stunning. Wonderful post.

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Aury said...

I would be so excited to be expecting such a lovely parcel in the post. This week I've been smitten with fabulously beautiful movies, my darling, especially Alice in Wonderland and Bright Star both of which I just saw!

Aury said...

I would be so excited to be expecting such a lovely parcel in the post. This week I've been smitten with fabulously beautiful movies, my darling, especially Alice in Wonderland and Bright Star both of which I just saw!

Robyn said...

The colors in the makeup photo remind me of the acid-splash Lisa Frank stickers from the '90s... anyone else? Ah, the good old days...

I've been hemming and hawing over that "Holly go Lightly" sleep mask forEVER. Perhaps not the most practical solution, but there is something soothing and restful about glamour, no?

Love the post-- you always make me want too call people "doll," doll.

~Robyn
chichisaysrobyn.blogspot.com

AH said...

i love sleep masks! and i think i've gotten addicted to them, it's difficult to sleep without it once you're used to it... and i love that pic! i totally believe in magic..

Fashion Court said...

i've been smitten with target collabs this week! the upcoming two collections (one released this sunday, one released next) have been floating around in my mind!

Terence Sambo said...

oh dear i certainly dnt sleep wit a mask, in fact i like to wash off all the grease and oils off my face at night just before i head to bed :o]

Jaime said...

Parcel is such an adorable site!! Must explore it now... :)

Cindy Whitehead said...

loving all the colors here. Can not wait to see Alice in Wonderland for the same reason. I am smitten with COLOR! (-:

Anonymous said...

The third mask ('princess') looks sooo girly, and better than second one. Holly's isn't bad either. I sleep with my mask very often, helps me get a quite good beauty-sleep. Love your post! Have a nice weekend! Hope you'll choose a third one! ;)
Olya

Micaela said...

First, thanks for stopping at my blog, ur a sweetheart... follow me! :)

I have to say, i got all emotional and insppired by your post. i love Audrey, and that movie is so wonderful... the photo is amazing also, and i want you to know, i do believe in magic. Incredible things have happened to me these days, things that i couldn't explain with racionality. I have realized you just have to be opened to the world and take all it has to give you... you'll start to realize that ther's magic all over the place... quoting Peter Pan, 'I do believe in faries'. Anyways... that Lime Crime make up its just awesome :)

I'll keep cheking your blog for sure, so inspirational... check out my and follow please! :)

kisses.

Lily Johnson said...

Love the make up. I have never worn a face mask to bed though. I just might try it. You give good posts girl. Always!

Claire Kiefer said...

Just found your blog, love it!

Meream said...

Was going to ask you what you thought of the movie. Thankfully, I saw your tweet before I did. Haha. How was Wizard of Oz? :)

Rick said...

You've inspired me to write a handwritten note to someone. Of course, it's been awhile and my penmanship might have second thoughts. Also, I thought I remembered everything about Breakfast at Tiffany's but I totally forgot her sleeping mask. Very perceptive, Erika!

(also thanks for the kind words about Wendy. Will make sure she knows. Maya appreciated your response as well. you're such a sweetheart! :)

la petite fashionista said...

oh my gosh, the parcel boxes are so cute! they remind me of the little care packages my family used to send me freshman year :)

right now im smitten with all things spring break as I am in the sunny panhandle right now. the beach.. pina coladas.. sunscreen. ah, vacation.

J said...

i love magical things as well! will u be watching the new alice in wonderland movie? and yes i do agree i LOVE getting mail!

Stace said...

Yes, sleep masks are so good for sleeping! I feel princessy having a special covering for my eyes.

Stace xx

mel said...

hmm i should try that!
and i do love all things fairytale and magical!
xx

peterbellandtinkerpan.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

I used to try to wear sleep masks. I would always get annoyed with them and take them off! Lol! But I have to say, I'm loving the ones you picked out. They're fabulous! Maybe I should retry the sleep masks. :)

Lexi Colby said...

oh my gosh i love the picture! i saw the movie! it was amazing :) xxxxx great post !!

Amber said...

hehe!! I am obsessed with her earplugs in that movie!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I love your smitten saturdays, always my favorite posts of yours. They are a balance between fashion, interest, and irrevrance. I'm not so sure about sleep mask I think I would be frightened to wear one.
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionaiy.weebly.com

Shop N' Chomp said...

Hi Erika! Thanks for entering my giveaway. =D What a cute blog you have here. I've always been more of a lipgloss girl but have since started playing with lipstick. (Still heart my gloss though, don't get me wrong! :) Hee hee...anyways, following you!

madeleine said...

Hello miss!

I love my Fred Flare Holly GoNightly sleep mask! Ah, although I must admit I never use it much... it's more of like a nightstand decoration :D oops. But oh my goodness, as I am a hugeeee francophile, I love that little parcel box! It's absolutely darling, and the small one doesn't seem too pricey! Thanks for the link :)

stay classy love!

Viva La Fashion said...

that first pic is amazing! :D i really want to go see alice in wonderland.

FashionJazz said...

I have never slept with a sleep mask, but it sounds interesting : ) Really good post hun! Hope ur having a stunning wknd! xx

coolboy said...

hi erika how are u doing

beautiful lipstick colors
as i observe i feel your blog shows royalty
do u feel you are a princess,
just simple i asked

http://101smiles.blogspot.com/

GraceFace said...

eeeeee I love the photo!
And I love wearing a sleep mask, but I'm constantly losing it underneath my bed...

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

i always have a sleeping mask. i cant stand the slightest bit of light when im trying to sleep, it blocks it all out.

i adore the look of limecrime makeup, never tried it thou. verrry tempted!

nookie said...

loving the lime crime make up!

The Fancier said...

Parcel sounds fascinating, I have to check them out.

COCAMIA said...

Thank you for the reminder of the face mask! I realize I need one! It's one of those things that I keep forgetting to buy! Thank you for the suggestions...xo

Hiding Myself From Me said...

Breakfast at Tiff's is one of the best films of all time. I had a cat that I named "Cat" because of the movie.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love how you quote "Alice in Wonderland" on Facebook!

Savvy Gal said...

I need tips on sleeping well. : ) xo

Jessica said...

You're right - nothing is more glamorous than a sleeping mask!

nonsenseofthetruth said...

Oh gosh I just love Audrey Hepburn! :D beauty sleeps are so cool, I never sleep with a face mask on, but I'll try it too ^^. Hehe so cute that you quote Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland in real life! Fantastical things are just sooooo awesome, they always make me dream and stuff :) hope you had a fun wkend! love, laura. xoxo

Rachel Scarlet said...

I do wear a sleep mask but it is just a normal black one though. However Holly Golightly's Sleep Mask is one of a kind! I've got to say Erika, that I totally fell in love with the parisian style parcel! It's so cute!! You always post the best things. :)

LOVE YOU ERIKA!

The Pink Tutu said...

I love Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany's! I think I need a sleep mask now :)
Have you seen Alice in Wonderland yet? Saw it this past weekend. Great effects!
P.S. I believe in magic!

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