Friday, December 16, 2011


I wanted to throw a post up here real quick to tell you guys about a CHANEL online exclusive! The Knightsbridge Collection is brand new and featuring some gorgeous pink shades. Here's a peek!

CHANEL "The Knightsbridge Collection" exclusive
And TODAY ONLY you get free shipping and a really cute gift box! As far as I know the shipping and gift box is for the U.S. only, but the collection may be available in other countries, I'm not sure.

Anyway if you were thinking about getting anything from CHANEL this is the perfect time! I highly recommend the Rouge Allure lippie in "Enivree". It's limited edition and super gorgeous! Post to come =)


Friday, December 9, 2011

'NOTD: OPI Vodka & Caviar'... and exciting news!

Time for a NOTD!! This is my all-time favorite red nail polish. It's OPI Vodka & Caviar, and it is an amazing sophisticated shade.

OPI Vodka & Caviar
I couldn't get the color to photograph quite right! This polish is a deeper red than it looks on my nails, but in the bottle you can sort of tell... sort of.

Now, can you tell what's different and exciting in this next picture?!?!

OPI Vodka & Caviar

I got engaged!! Yay!

It happened about 2 months ago, and of course I'm already deep into wedding planning. The date is set, the dress is ordered, and I have been obsessed with looking on Pinterest for cool wedding ideas!

I don't think I will be doing any wedding blogs, but I will share pictures with you afterwards =)

Ok back to the nail polish! haha Have any of you tried this shade? What's your favorite red polish??


Friday, December 2, 2011

Sephora: Friends & Family HAUL!

So it's been a while (to say the least) since my last post. I only have the typical excuse, work and school has been keeping me busy! But here I finally am to show you some goodies that I picked up during the Sephora Friends & Family sale a few weeks back. Enjoy!!!

Keep reading for pictures, swatches, and my thoughts!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

MAC Make Me Over & Permanent Products HAUL!

Initially I was thinking of purchasing 3 products from MAC's Make Me Over Collection, but only ended up with one aaaaand a bunch of other products from their permanent line.

MAC Haul
Keep reading for more pictures and swatches!

Friday, August 26, 2011

I just can't get enough! Sephora goodies =)

Though I may not have been blogging the last couple weeks, I have STILL been shopping (of course!).

Sephora Goodies

Believe it or not, this order was inspired by Christina Aguilera's amazing cheek highlight in the movie Burlesque... (This isn't a great picture of it, but if you have seen the movie you know what I mean!)

Christina Aguilera in "Burlesque"

Keep reading to find out more!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

'Monday's Obsession!'

I know I have been sort of MIA since moving to South Dakota, I've just been busy! In the last couple weeks I have: started a new job, applied and signed up for classes, and unpacked and organized an entire household, and so much more misc. stuff!! Ok no more excuses ;) I have blogs lined up around the corner!

I had to share my newest find and obsession with you guys IMMEDIATELY! haha I'm telling you, it was love at first sight.

Jeffrey Campbell Woven Lita Boot

Whilst browsing the UrbanOutfitters site I stumbled upon these beauties! I have lusted after the regular Jeffrey Campbell Lita's for ages. The woven detail on these new Lita's sold me in literally half of a second =)

In my cart as we speak!

What do you think of them?? I'll admit they aren't for everybody, but I can't get enough of them!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sunshine Award 2011...

Yay for awards! Sandra from sternchenslove gave me this beaut. If you don't already follow her you definitely need to check out her blog! She is seriously one of the sweetest girls! Thanks Sandra =)

The Sunshine Award is given by bloggers to bloggers as a way to spread the bloggy love.
The rules:
- Thank the person who gave you this award.
- Write a post about it.
- Answer to the questions below.
- Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think really deserve it and send them a message to let them know.

The questions:

01. Favorite color: 
Pink and black, but not together :)

02. Favorite animal: 
Turtles (not including my kitties of course!)

03. Favorite number: 

04. Favorite non-alcoholic drink:  
Water, I'm just an H2O type of girl.

05. Facebook or Twitter? 

06. What’s your passion?  
Make up, obviously, and nail polish.

07. Getting or giving presents? 
love both (I agree Sandra!)

08. Favorite pattern:
Can't say that I have one.

09. Favorite day of the week: 
Any day that I don't have to wake up early the next morning =)

10. Favorite flower: 

Since this is called the Sunshine Award, I decided to pass it on to blogs that make me happy! Which right now, are nail polish blogs & a few other special blogs that I have really been enjoying!

And the award goes to...

1. Sabrina of The Beauty Look Book - Sabrina always has posts on the newest products and amazing swatches and comparisons!
2.Savvy of Addicted to Polish -She has amazing pictures and swatches of polishes! Brands like China Glaze and OPI, to Sally Hansen and other drugstore polishes.
3. All Lacquered Up -If you want super close-up swatches and dupes of polishes u NEED to check out this blog!
4. AllYouDesire -Again, great up close photos, comparisions and dupes!
5. Emilie Clarke - I just love this girl! She makes awesome youtube videos (which is how I found her) and does some really great blog posts on tons of different beauty related stuff.
6. Enamel Girl - Seriously this girl is SO inspiring when it comes to doing fun stuff with your nails!
7. Karris of Karrisx - She is another person I found on youtube. Karris is so sweet and I'm just so excited for her to have her little nugget! Super happy for her and the hubby =)
8. Scrangie of - Another blog with AMAZING polish swatches. She also mixes it up and does some makeup posts too!
9. Annabelle of VivaLuxury - Annabelle is seriously gorgeous. No joke. She also has an amazing sense of style and does tons of OOTDs. Oh, and I would die for her handbag collection!!
10. Sandra of The Puzzle of Sandra's Life - She does lots of different kinds of posts. I especially love the collages she does of outfit ideas!

Congrats everybody!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Let's talk brushes: That Sigma thing...

Yes, Sigma is ALL OVER blogger and youtube, and I for one did not buy into the hype. To be quite honest I think it was all the hype surrounding Sigma that turned me off the brand. I'm perfectly happy with my MAC brushes and I'm perfectly happy with the price of them.

Well, unfortunately MAC does not make a flat top kabuki brush for applying foundation. Wtf? MAC needs to get on that! Way back in the day they made one, which I have (the 180 I think??), but I was in desperate need of another!

So I sucked it up and ordered the darn Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki F80 from Sigma. ;) Of course I picked up a couple other brushes too just to make paying shipping worth it.

bottom to top: Sigma Tapered Blending E35, Eye Liner E05, Small Tapered Blending E45, Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki F80

Keep reading for the break-down, review, and more photos!

Friday, July 29, 2011

'A little Sephora Haulage'...

Moving day is finally here! As I mentioned before, the boyfriend and I are moving states, AGAIN. As a result I will be without internet for a while :( So I leave you now with some Sephora goodies!

I decided it was about time to make a little dent in my Sephora Wish List =) Not to mention I have been out of my HG cuticle cream for quite a while now, so it was needed!

Sephora Haul

Read on for the breakdown!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

'NOTD: Cajun Shrimp'...

This is a very popular OPI nail varnish shade, and for good reason! It's a gorgeous coral/red that would go with pretty much every skin-tone imaginable. =)

OPI Cajun Shrimp

 It is also a very shiny polish. I don't even wear a top coat!

OPI Cajun Shrimp
I feel like it is taking foreeever for my pinky nail to grow out! haha It's just my nub for now =)

What polish are you wearing?!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

'Upcoming Collections: MAC's MAC Me Over, and Styledriven'

So I was really looking forward to MAC's Semi Precious Collection, and guess what.... I didn't end up getting ANYTHING from it! I know, crazy right?? I was very tempted to pick up an MSF or 2 but I was able to hold myself back. Talk about willpower ;) Anyway, MAC has a huge collection coming out August 25th (in the US) and some things have caught my eye!

All photos are from If you want to check out more pictures of the upcoming collections, click her link!

Here are a few things that I'm eyeing!

MAC Fluidline in "Avenue"

MAC Fluidline in "Avenue"... Charcoal black with gold pearlized pigments (Limited Edition). Does it not look amazing?!

Read on for more of my picks!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

'OPI Haul!!'

When I visited home a few weeks ago I sort of went crazy with OPI. It isn't available where I live now (or where I'm moving to) so I felt like I needed to stock up! Makes total sense, right? ;) The boyfriend would be completely horrified if he saw this.. good thing he's not into beauty blogs!!

OPI Haul

Read on for close-ups and swatches!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

'INs and OUTs'... to LIVE FOR


- MOVING! I never thought I'd see the day when moving was under the "INs" category. But I'm super excited! In about 1 week I will be packing up and moving to South Dakota... Yep I said it... SOUTH DAKOTA!! Let's see how I adapt! haha

South Dakota sign!!

- FALL Fashion! Call me crazy but I'm really looking forward to fall. I can't wait to wear my platforms with flares and knee high boots with skinnies! Don't even get me started on layering... I'm so excited to wear jackets again!

- Re-DECORATING! The boyfriend and I haven't even moved into our new house yet and I'm already thinking about re-vamping our decor =) Here are just a few things that I found on!
I totally want these curtains for my all white kitchen!
Tell me you don't love this bath mat =)
I've been searching for affordable shelving. I love the "invisible" look of these!

- Giving my fur babies extra loving! I had to take Lily (the white one) to get fixed earlier this week. I felt like a terrible mother leaving her at the vet's! So they both have been getting spoiled since then =)

Awe look at the spoon-age!

- Ummmm..... I've got nothin'!!

Hope you are all having an amazing summer!!!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

'Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette & NAKED Palette Comparisons!'

Of course as soon as I got the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette I wanted to swatch the neutrals next to those in the NAKED palette. So here are my findings...

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary & NAKED Palette COMPARISONS
Urban Decay 15th Anniversary & NAKED Palette COMPARISONS

Read on to see the break-down...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Let's talk brushes: Real Techniques...

Have you ever taken a step back, looked at your makeup collection, and realized you were in a makeup rut?? Well that's how I am with brushes!! I realized LITERALLY every brush I own is by MAC. I swear I didn't do it on purpose! haha  MAC has quality brushes, is easily accessible to me, and is right at my price point (with my discount!)... So it just happened!

When Samantha Chapman (of Pixiwoo) designed a brush line I knew things were about to change with my brush collection =) Coming from one of the Chapman sisters meant I had high expectations, and I was not disappointed!!

Here are the 2 I have picked up so far...

Real Techniques: Shading brush, Foundation brush

Read on for more photos and my thoughts on them!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

'NOTD: Inspired!!'...

All right, so I found a picture online a few months ago and fell in love! I believe this look was done with a Chanel polish, but I used a mix of some polishes I have in my stash =)

Here's the inspiration for my current NOTD...

Read on for my interpretation and the polishes I used!

Friday, July 15, 2011

'Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette' (Picture Heavy!)

I am seriously backed up on posts at the moment, but this simply could not wait! I just received the Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Palette and let me tell you, it's love! =)

So let's get on with it!!

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette

Keep reading for more photos & swatches...

Monday, July 11, 2011


On vacation I stocked up on some OPI polishes. Here's a sneek peak of one I purchased! =)

OPI Nail Lacquer in "OPI Ink"
I have owned this color before, and I just adore it!! Such a pretty dark, sparkly blackened purple. LOVE!

OPI Nail Lacquer in "OPI Ink"

Have you gone back to any dark polishes this summer??


Sunday, July 10, 2011

'Drugstore NAIL POLISH Haul'

Lately I have been lusting over nail polishes WAY more than makeup... So of course the last time I went into a drugstore I had to pick some up that I have had my eye on!!

Sinful Colors...

left to right: Sinful Colors in 830 "Pinky Glitter", 319 "What's Your Name", 949 "Nirvana"
Sinful Colors always has trendy shades out, and are only $1.99 at most drugstores so they are perfect!! I have found that the glitters tend to be rather thick... I'm not sure if it is the formula or if I have gotten old polishes, but I always have to add thinner to them! :(

Sally Hansen...

Sally Hansen in "First Kiss"
I can't wait to wear this color!! It's a beautiful alternative to my neon summer colors :)

YAY for nail polish!!


Update: Things to come!!

So for just over a week I have been gone on vacation back home to see family and friends. Needless to say, I now have posts backed up that I need to do!

While I was gone I did some serious damage to an OPI display =).......  I have new brushes from a couple different brands to review....... I hit up the drugstore and purchased a few items....... and I have a GIVEAWAY coming up!!!

So what has everyone been up to lately?! I feel like I will never catch up reading other people's blogs that I have missed while I was gone! haha


Thursday, June 30, 2011

'Upcoming Collection: Illamasqua Summer 2011'

Magenta Muse

Illamasqua Summer 2011 "Magenta Muse" Collection

"This fearless, eclectic blend of shades and textures will draw all attention to you on those heady summer nights, with an urbane gathering of cool, alternative hues in grey, mauve, magenta and teal."

So what do you think of this collection?? I must admit nothing is screaming my name, but I wanted to share it with you! The collection is out now, click here to check it out!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

'NOTD: Commander in Chic'

I have a thing for taupe-ish nail polishes. Ya know those dirty, muddy, ugly looking colors? Yeah. I love 'em =)

Sally Hansen Complete SALON Manicure in "Commander in Chic" 370
Sally Hansen Complete SALON Manicure

That is all =)


Monday, June 27, 2011

'My Chanel A/W 2011 HAUL!'

Yes, the Chanel A/W 2011 collection is being done to death here on Blogger, but I thought I'd add my pictures and thoughts to the mix! =) I only picked up two things...

Chanel A/W 2011 Collection HAUL
Read on to see pictures!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

'NEW Jewelery!! House of Harlow, Nordstrom, etc'

If you have looked at any of my past "Jewelry Wishlist" posts, you will know I'm pretty much obsessed with House of Harlow 1960 Jewelry =)  About a week ago I just happened to stumble upon some pieces that have been on my wishlist, on SALE!! Of course I'm a sucker for a sale ;) so I picked up a few things!

House of Harlow 1960 Jewelry

Yep, I got 3 HOH rings!!! YAY! I will warn you that these run a bit small. I wish I could have gotten them in a size 8 so I could wear them on my middle and index finger, but all the sale had were 7's! Anyway, I absolutely love all of them. They have such a nice weight to them! Really, I just can't get enough =)

I also picked up a few pieces from Nordstrom while I was in Chicago...


I loooove me some wrap bracelets ;) haha  I've been making them myself, but at such a great price (like $10 maybe?) and with such an array of colors I just had to get this one!!

Are you into any jewelry trends?? Have you checked out HOH jewelry?!


Friday, June 24, 2011

'Bellepierre Pigment Swatches: on HauteLook NOW!'

Bellepierre Cosmetics are on sale NOW on I bought this set a few months ago and was requested to show some swatches and do a mini review on what I think of them! I hope this helps anyone who is considering trying them out =)

Bellepierre Cosmetics Shimmer Collection 9-stack
Keep reading for my review and swatches!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

'Review: Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation SPF 20'...UPDATED

I have been meaning to do this review for ages now! To try and help give you a better idea of what the Vichy Dermablend foundation is like, I will be comparing it to Estee Lauder's Doublewear Foundation a bit. I know lots of you have tried that one out, so hopefully it will be helpful!!

Let me just start out by saying that Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation is my HOLY GRAIL foundation. So yes, this will be a mostly positive review =)

Okay, here we go!

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation SPF 20

Saturday, June 18, 2011

'Chicago Sephora Goodies!'

While I was in Chicago the past week, I couldn't help but make a quick stop in Sephora and pick up a few things... =)

Sephora Haul
I legitimately needed another bottle of my St. Tropez self tan! Ahhh to be tan again ;)

Ok, on to Dior...

Dior Shine Lipstick #465 "Singuliere"
Dior Shine Lipstick #465 "Singuliere"

I love this lippie!! It's just a nice sheer (buildable) pink. That's it!

Sephora by OPI "Safari luxe" mini nail poish set

I have yet to try out any of these shades, but you will be the first to know when I do!! They are all a bit deeper in color than the picture is showing, the first is more khaki looking etc.

Have you found anything good in Sephora lately?!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

'NOTD: China Glaze, Shocking PiNK!'

For some reason I felt the need to put on an uber girly polish this time around. =) What's more girly in the summer than NEON PiNK?! (ok maybe a barbie pink is the most girly, but we are talking summer here!)

China Glaze's "Shocking Pink"...

China Glaze "Shocking Pink (neon)"

China Glaze "Shocking Pink (neon)"
Does anyone have any tips on how to capture color more accurately with a camera??! I suppose it varies depending on what camera you have, but I am a total fail when it comes to getting brights to show up true to color. Sure, the color looks pretty in the picture, but this is NEON pink!!! Grrrrrr  >:(  haha


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

'Upcoming MAC Semi-Precious Collection 2011'

Some promotional photos have sparked my interest, yet again, for the upcoming "Semi-Precious" collection from MAC. It is set to launch July 7th! (in the U.S.)
First off, let's check out the goooorgeous promo looks!!

And some photos of the actual products...

Monday, June 13, 2011

'MAC Goodies (Surf Baby! & more)'

I have been meaning to get this post up for a couple weeks now... I could use the excuse of being super busy, or that I was out of town for almost a week (because I was both) but let's be honest, I just haven't felt like it =) However, I am back from my short holiday and ready to dive back into our wonderful blog world!
MAC Haul

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