Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fun Spring/Summer Gradient Nails




I decided to do something fun and different with my nails and randomly thought of this gradient look.  The base color was Essie A Crewed Interest and Urban Outfitters Smush was sponged on for a more gradient french manicure look versus a harsh line. I really like the way that it came out and also received many comments of interest when I wore this out.






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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation Routine

The Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation in shade Warm Ivory has been a god-send for me within the past month or so.  My skin has oddly been soooo dry that this cream foundation is my current favorite over all my other foundations and BB creams.  Please note that I have very dry and sensitive skin.   I would only recommmend this for those with Dry to Normal skin.  Anyone with even combination to Oily skin will probably find this too heavy and overly moisturizing.  Also, with oiler skin, this cream foundation will probably slide around on your face even after you set it with a powder.  However, for my dry skin, this foundation leaves me with the most incredible healthy, glow-y, and dewy skin.  It's perfection for anyone that needs that extra hydration.  Although this foundation doesn't have any spf, I personally don't mind since I always wear a sunblock under my makeup.

I use my fingers which I find works best with this foundation.  I warm up a small amount of it in between my fingers, then apply to the face by dabbing and patting it everywhere.  The warmth of my fingers really break down the foundation and help for a smooth application so that it doesn't just sit on top of the skin.  If you dislike using your hands, you can use a sponge.  Soak the sponge in water, squeeze excess liquid, then apply foundation using dabbing motions. 


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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Trend - Armor Rings







This armor ring trend has been going on for some time now but, I'm only just getting into it. The "finger" ring that pretty much covers the entire length of your finger with medieval metal is popping up everywhere. Most of these are pretty expensive but I've been finding them at such affordable prices at Forever 21 and For Love 21 stores.  Check out my video below for my recent armor ring purchases.


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Thursday, June 7, 2012

i dream of . . . McQueen

"OhMyGawwwwd"  Those were the words that came out of my mouth when I saw THIS~

 ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Taupe Double Wrap Python Bracelet 
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Taupe Double Wrap Python Bracelet
 ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Taupe Double Wrap Python Bracelet 
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Taupe Double Wrap Python Bracelet
 
 
Alexander McQueen's Taupe Double Wrap Python Bracelet which retails for $325 USD.  Found Here

I absolutely adore the color and the python details.  Although the idea of it actually being 100% python skin creeps me out (I'd much rather opt for python imprinted leather), the stunning multi-faceted effects of the scales and of course the iconic Alexander McQueen skull just lures me.  The hardware is "gold tone" and the skull has Swarovski crystal eyes.  Since it's made in Italy and is real python skin, I guess the hefty price-tag can be viewed to some as being reasonable.  I doubt I'll ever purchase this with my own money but a girl can dream right?  It's absolutely gorgeous and I can't take my eyes off of it!  I think that the bracelet could be even better with rose-gold tone hardware instead of the yellow gold~ just a thought :)

Does anyone actualy own this?!  It's just too beautiful~


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