Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fashion: Cropped Boots

While the way these ladies wear their cropped boots might not seem revolutionary, the subtle style tweak makes all the difference. Don't forget that up until recently, a casual boots-and-jeans look always required a pair of knee-high equestrian or vintage boots and some methodical denim tucking (one never wants to add bulk to ones calves). However, as witnessed on some of the savviest trendsetters, the cropped boot is fast replacing its taller counterpart.

As for why this look is dominating, well, we're not exactly sure. Maybe everyone loves cropped boots because they offer a weather-appropriate way to transition into a spring wardrobe? Or perhaps it's a time issue: who has the patience to zip, button or lace a boot all the way up, when you can just pull on a boot that is roomy enough to easily slip your skinnies into? Whatever the reason, we are quite taken with the look, and can't wait to showcase our favorite cropped boots, as seen on some of the most stylish tastemakers from coast to coast.

Eighties Eyes

Though this is definitely statement makeup, there is a way to wear these eighties eyes off the runway. If you're keen on trying the dramatic look, use a slightly matte dark gray shadow, per Mischa Barton and Alice Dellal. Barton, seen here at the G-Star Raw show in February, is a huge proponent of this trend. She usually concentrates all the shadow on her lids, extending just beyond the outer corners to a slight Cleopatra-like point, and leaves her brow bones bare. Alice Dellal showed off a similar, slightly more polished version of this look at a Milan Fashion Week party. We love the combination of soft dove gray shadow on the brow and inner corners, plus shaded charcoal shadow on the lid. The way the darker shadow tapers to a dramatic point is not only lovely, it's also perfect for a fun night out.

FOTD: Smokey Purples

This Look was created using coastalscents 88 shimmer palette! Enjoy!

CCO Store

Okay, So the hubby & I didnt have much planned for today, so we decided to go out to the outlets. I ran across the CCO (The Cosmetics Company Store) & purchased my first...(it's sad to say) MAC product ever! I'm excited though cause I'm slowly collecting.. anyways, MAC is already expensive as is and the CCO had stuff discounted, but may I just say, for a person like me, whew! Make up there is still pretty pricey. Discounted, but pricey still. Especially for a person that has a tight budget. So yes, I got my MSF in Light Medium/ Natural for $18.75. Anyways, I also went into the CLAIRES store & purchased some head bands since they we're having a 1o items for $10 & anything you purchase under &10 after would be $1. So I grabbed these two Splatter Shadow Pots. Everything was a dollar! Loved it! I'm a big BARGAIN SHOPPER!! I cannot buy anything too pricey, I just have a conscious of telling me its way too much. So I'm always in the clearance section of every store I go into! AHHHH! hahaha anyways, have a good one!

Also grabbed this YUMMY Snicker Carmel Apple from THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!! SO good.. so good....

Friday, March 27, 2009

FOTD: Smokey Eye w/ Red

Here's my FOTD.. A smokey eye with a bit of red.


So I'm not sure what to call this video, cause it sure isn't a Haul.. but whatever... Just some things I've purchased over the past few weeks while I disappeared from the blogging world. Just wanted to share with you all some new stuff, & things I'll be using in some upcoming tutorials.

Okay so here's the picture of the SUGAR Palette I got.

FOTD: Rainbow Eyes

So here's a Rainbow look that I made yesterday using my claire's eyeshadows. Enjoy!

Supplies Used to Create this Look:
Coastalscents Primer
Claire's EyeShadows
N.Y.C Black Eyeliner

Thursday, March 26, 2009


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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Eco-Tools Review

I dont know if any of you own any of these, but I just went out & bought myself some of these brushes, & I am insanely in love with them. They're cheap but with quality. The coverage, is wonderful, & it picks up the mineral makeup very well. Now I can say that I am going GREEN!!!

What I currently own:
-6 piece brush set (including, Blush Brush,
Concealer Brush, Eye Shading Brush,
Eye Liner Brush, & a Lash & Brow Groomer
-Face Brush
-Foundation Brush

6 Piece Brush Set
• 5 high-quality brushes inside a natural cotton & hemp case
• Soft cruelty-free bristles
• Natural & recycled materials

This earth-friendly brush set is packed with the 5 high-quality brushes you need to look beautiful. And, it shows respect for the planet:
• Bamboo handle has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant.
• Synthetic taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free.
• Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum.
• Cosmetic case is made from natural cotton and hemp.

Blush Brush
• Gently apply blush in an upward motion over cheek bones and blend edges.
Eye Shading Brush
• Apply a neutral shadow on the lid or crease and blend up and toward your brow bone.
Eyeliner Brush
• Dot along the lash line in short, connected strokes from the corner out.
• For brows, apply a small amount of shadow to brow to cover sparse or light areas.
Lash & Brow Groomer
• Use brush to give brows shape by brushing upward and out.
• Use comb to separate and lengthen lashes after applying mascara.
Concealer Brush
• Use brush tip to precisely apply concealer.
• Use the flat, fanned portion of the brush to blend.

Foundation Brush

• Applies cream or liquid foundation for an even finish and a flawless look
• Soft, cruelty-free bristles • Natural & recycled materials

This earth-friendly foundation brush helps you achieve a flawless finish with cream or liquid foundation. And, it shows respect for the planet:

• Bamboo handle has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant.
• Synthetic taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free.

• Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum.

• Choose a foundation that is the same shade as your skin tone.
• Use the brush tip to apply foundation.
• Use the flat, fanned portion of the brush to blend upward
and outward.

Face Powder Brush

• Ideal for applying powder and setting makeup
• Soft, cruelty-free bristles
• Natural & recycled materials

This earth-friendly powder brush provides a smooth, soft finish and sets your makeup. And, it shows respect for the planet:
• Bamboo handle has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant.
• Synthetic taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free.
• Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum.

• Glide brush across pressed or loose powder and tap off any excess.
• Evenly apply over entire face to create a smooth, soft finish.

What I still want:
-5 piece brush set (includes: Mineral Powder Brush,
Concealer Brush, Eye Shading Brush, & Baby Kabuki Brush)

PRICE: $9.99

-RECYCLED ALUMINUM Retractable Kabuki
PRICE: $7.99

-RECYCLED Brow Grooming Kit

PRICE: $9.99

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patriks Day & Update!!

Makeup Organizers

Okay, so here I am at the computer, google-ing makeup organizers, and I find this lovely spinning mirrored cosmetic organizer. I fell in LOVE!!! I need this, hopefully when I get some money saved, I can purchase this. But I just wanted to share it to all of you who are looking for better ways to organize your makeup.

Keep your cosmetics in one organized location for quick and easy access to all of your everyday essentials. This mirrored cosmetic cabinet stores over 150 tubes, jars, and containers, rotating to let you see everything at a glance. From Lori Greiner.

* Two mirrored door, tilting shelves
* Wood/wood veneer construction
* Measures 20-1/2"H x 8-1/2"L x 9-1/2"W
* Made in China

PRICE: $64.68
Shipping & Handling: $10.47

I dont think any of you guys know, but I am now Infatuated with Zebra Print!! And I am so gonna get this bag for my makeup when I travel! Check out this lovely 20" Duffle Animal Zebra Pattern Toe - Red

20" Cotton Picture tote. Animal zebra pattern with beautiful red trim.

Features include:

  • 100% Cotton
  • Large main compartment.
  • Two big outside pockets provides more storage and keeps contents organized.
  • Dual webbing haul handles.
  • Durable 600D poly fabric.
Approx. Size: 20"L x 11"H x 9"W

PRICE: $11.99 (What A Great Steal!)

OH!!! My loving Hubby bought us each an ipod Touch... So I am browsing the internet for a lovely cover! And here it is!! I love it... I'm so getting this one...As soon as it gets back in stock, I guess everyone is into zebra print too!

Here's another one....

This one covers both sides...

PRICE: $12.99 (I think I'm going to get this one!!)

If you have one & are trying to look for some skins, here is the website...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

4 Year Anniversary

Wow, so my hubby and I have been happily married for 4 years now. We're so broke this year, so we didnt do much. He suprisingly had his sister drop off flowers for me at work, then later that evening (after work & all), he took me to Red Lobster, always wanted to eat there, so glad we went cause the food was YUMM!! Then we went to buy toothpaste from Target, and I decided to pick up some goodies for myself, and then we came home. There wasn't much to it, but the time we spent together was awesome. I love my hubby!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Johnny Lavoy's Tricks for a Tired Eye

Ford Artists' Johnny Lavoy shows how to give eyes the illusion of eight hours of sleep in five minutes.