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things i love, part 4

August 22nd, 2011

in part four of my ongoing beauty posts…my favorite nailpolish of the moment, american apparel’s ‘neon’ collection. i recently purchased the neon orange (far right) and i never want to take it off! it’s actually much brighter than the picture shows here…really quite an eye catching shade! the red, yellow, and blue are on my list to get next, and they have even more shades…HERE.


things i love, part 3

July 12th, 2011


okay, so i admit it…i was strolling around fashiontoast the other day and found rumi’s post on urban decay’s ‘naked’ eyeshadow palette really intriguing. anyway, after the darn thing wouldn’t get out of my mind for a few days i decided i NEEDED it. and of course, i’m thrilled with it and i don’t think i’ll ever need any other eyeshadow. i mean…a shadow palette where you can actually realistically foresee using EVERY color, more than once? what a concept.

got mine at a sephora store, but it’s sold out online.


things i love, part 2

May 22nd, 2011


so, i’m not big into hair really because…well, mostly because i’m just lazy when it comes to my hair! but luckily i have friends who know hair and keep me in the loop. here are two products i’ve been loving. left: it’s a 10 miracle hair mask, which i’ve been using as a deep condition as well as a daily conditioner. it makes my hair feel more soft and smooth than any conditioner i’ve ever tried. right: bumble and bumble surf spray, which is perfect for me since i can’t stand spending a long time (read: more than 5 minutes) doing my hair in the morning. i can spray some of this stuff in, mess it up a little, and look like i just came from a dip in the ocean…hmm, did i mention i need a vacation…?



May 11th, 2011

not only does blogger & designer elin kling have impeccable style, but she has this kind of effortless-yet-perfect hair that i’ve decided i must have! i just need to grow out some of my layers and give my color a bit more of a light golden color. i’m totally obsessed with having this look…what do you guys think?

photo via elin kling’s blog: stylebyking


taupe rising

April 30th, 2011

white may be the new black this summer, but if that’s not your cup of tea, there will always be taupe and beige to fall back on. and who really looks good in white pants, anyway?

images: celine clutches via style.com; daria in elle spain via fashiongonerogue; chanel nail color in 505 particuliere; gala #28 via fashiongonerogue; christian louboutin s/s 2011 cork wedges via style.com


things i love, part 1

April 29th, 2011

i guess this means i need to hurry and post a part 2, or this might not make any sense. in any case, while in new york city last fall, my sister introduced me to sabon and i went home with their vanilla coconut body scrub (top picture). you can use it in the shower up to 2 times a week to scrub away all those dead skin cells. it makes your skin feel unbelievably silky and perfectly moisturized. i love the smell of the vanilla coconut…next on the list to try are the lemon mint and lavender apple!

order sabon’s body scrub HERE!



April 21st, 2011

picked up some new additions to my spring beauty routine today. had to give in to the deborah lippmann nailpolish craze…the colors are all so beautiful and unique, it was really had to choose just two. i went with “girls just want to have fun” (left) and “between the sheets” (right). also bought mac satin lipstick in “rebel,” which actually looks like more of a bright purplish pink on. nothing like some bright colors to brighten up the gloomy week we’ve been having!


up close

April 6th, 2011

having a bit of a model obsession moment.


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sasha pivovarova, photo via fashiongonerogue


beyond the pale

January 31st, 2011

remember when i promised a post on my beauty favorites? so do i. here you have it—“beyond the pale”—get it? because i’m so very pale. hah! anyway…

top picture—my daily beauty necessities, can’t go anywhere without this stuff. here you see: mac studio fix fluid in NC-15; nars concealer stick in vanilla; makeup for ever HD finishing powder; mac paint pot (must-have…my eyeshadow never creases or rubs off because of this baby) and various mac & urban decay eyeshadows; lancome clis booster mascara base; makeup for ever mascara in extra black; nars blush in orgasm; mac bronzer in bronze. in the background: nordstrom giant makeup kit, from my mom—she knows how to shop for me!

bottom picture—the little things that make all the difference, my favorite nailpolish and lipsticks of the moment. clockwise from top left: nars lipstick in viridiana; uo nailpolish in green 10; ysl lipstick in le orange; makeup for ever lipstick #29; american apparel nailpolish in l’esprit; dior lipstick in rouge muse; mac viva glam lipstick in cyndi; chanel nailpolish in particuliere.