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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Dream New Year's Eve Outfit

Don't think I'll do anything special this year, but if I had this outfit in my closet I might have to make some plans!

Gunmetal Sequin Bandeau Dress (topshop)
Harajuku Lovers Dobson Heels (zappos)
Alexander McQueen Clutch (zappos)
Betsey Johnson Vintage Vicky Multi Row Chains Necklace (zappos)
Happy New Year's Pink Tiara (party city)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Day Dream Outfit

My actual Christmas Day outfit will look nothing like this, but this is what I would LOVE to wear:

Black Ashish Sequined Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress (net-a-porter)
Black Juicy Couture Shiny Overdye Denim Leggings (Zappos)
Red Marc by Marc Jacobs Jazz Flats (net-a-porter)
Red Fabulous Crochet Beret (Forever21)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More FREE Sephora Goodies!

Just 2 days after blogging about Sephora's Beauty Insider Loophole, I got another $15 gift card, this time in my email! (Did everyone get an e-gift certificate and a hard copy? Let me know if you did too.)

This time I chose to get 1 item and pay [next to] nothing. The free shipping code I used last time has apparently since expired so I used "WISHME" instead and got to choose from 3 deluxe samples. None of the 100 Point Perks caught my eye, so I skipped that this go around.

What I Got:

Clinique Take The Day Off To Go $8.50

YSL Mascara Sample in Black

My 3 Free Samples:

YSL "Parisienne" Perfume

Fekkai Technician Shampoo & Conditioner

Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment

My Grand Total: $0.05!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

FOTD: Effy Stonem

Today my makeup was inspired by this photo of everyone's favorite British bad girl Effy Stonem (from my fave tv show, Skins):

I didn't do the blue liner underneath and mine came out much smokier, but you get the gist.

What I Used:

*Christian Siriano for VS Makeup e/s in Sahara
*Barbie Loves Stila black e/s from 1959 palette
*Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
*DiorShow Mascara in Black (courtesy of my lovely friend Ashley)
*Jane Mineral Blush in Rose Silk
*Revlon Mineral Lipglaze in Neverending Nude

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sephora Beauty Insider Loophole!

If you're a Beauty Insider at Sephora you've surely received your complimentary $15 gift card in the mail or via email by now. Thinking I had to spend $50 to use it (as the fine print states), I tossed mine aside figuring I should be selfless and finish my Christmas shopping before spending any money on myself.

Then I stumbled upon this post from Nouveau Cheap. Apparently, if you use your gift card online there is no minimum purchase (a.k.a. loophole jackpot!) This means, as long as you spend at least $15 total (including shipping & tax), you could pay $0!!!

Rather than getting one thing, factoring in tax and S&H, and paying nothing I opted to get 2 things, use a free shipping promo code I found online ("S4FM516"), and pay a little bit .

Here's what I got:

NARS "Silent Night" Single Eye Shadow $9

OPI for Sephora Nail Colour in "Metro Chic" $9

My 3 Free Samples:

Michael Kors "Very Hollywood" perfume

Gucci "Flora" perfume

YSL "Parisienne" perfume

My 100 Point Perk:

Renee Furterer Volumizing Shampoo

My Grand Total: $4.26

Hard Candy @ Walmart - Swatches

*Sorry it took me so long to post these!

Watch my Hard Candy Show & Tell video here!

Kal-eye-descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in "Make Believe" (wet on top, dry on bottom) $6

Blush Crush Baked Blush in "Bombshell" (wet on top, dry on bottom) $7

Blush Crush Baked Blush in "Living Doll" (wet on top, dry on bottom) $7

Blush Crush Baked Blush in "Honeymoon" $7

In The Shadows Eye Shadow Trio in "Flower Girl" $6

Fortune Gloss in "Fortune" $6

Just Nails Nail Color in "Envy" & "Date Night" $5 ea.

What I Wore: My "Nerdy" Halloween

I am well aware that Halloween was 5 weeks ago, but here are some pictures of my "nerd" costume for those of you who were curious:

Glasses - (free from 3-D movie theater)
White V Neck Tee - American Eagle
Grey Varsity Sweater - C Ronson at JCPenney
Black "High Water" Dickies - Torrid
Suspenders & Star Wars Belt Buckle - Walmart
Spiderman Watch & Calculator "Necklace" - Dollar Tree

P.S. - Thanks to everyone who gave me ideas on Twitter!

P.P.S. - I just saw this random picture of an indie girl on tumblr. Wonder where she got her inspiration... hahaha j/k Purely coincidental, but still weird.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Quick & Easy Holiday Look a la Taylor Swift!

Want to spice up your everyday makeup for a festive occasion? Try this Quick & Easy Holiday Look from Valerie Valentine:

What I Used
*Nivea Kiss of Moisture lip balm
*Too Faced Shadow Insurance
*MAC Grand Entrance e/s
*Stila Smudge Pot in Black
*Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero
*L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara in Blackest Black
*Rimmel 1000 Kisses lip liner in Dynamite Red
*OPI LipColor l/s in Don't Toy With Me
*MAC lipglass in Witty (from Stylistics collection)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Recent Purchases: Part 2

Some more of my most recent purchases. Noticing some trends??

Primark Union Jack Sequin Clutch - ebay $15

Xhilaration "Krissy" sweater cuff boots - Target $20

Merona Collection Quilted Coin Purse - Target $10

Black/Wine Xhilaration "Saida" T-Strap Pumps - Target $20

Hello Kitty earrings (came in a set with a necklace) - Target $1

Madden Girl "Syria" Peep Toes - Marshall's $20

**What have you bought recently?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Butter London Nail Polishes 50% OFF!

Hautelook is at it again! This time they're bringing you high-quality, non-toxic nail polishes from UK's butter LONDON at 50% off retail!

As always, to shop Hautelook's website you need an invitation. Don't have one yet? No worries!

Just click here to start shopping!

What is butter LONDON?

butter LONDON is a new concept in natural nail care. We believe in Great Britain, Fashion and Rock and Roll.

butter LONDON was founded in 2005 by Londoner, Sasha Muir. On moving to the United States from the UK, she saw a gap in the market for a new brand of hand and nail care that combined high fashion and health. As such, she designed a new type of nail salon experience, new service protocols that eliminated the need for the use of water during services, and was the first to bring “3 Free” nail lacquers to market in the USA. “3 Free” means No Formaldehyde, No toluene, and No DBP (Phthales), the three ‘chemical nasties’.

*Info taken from butterlondon.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Share The Love

My lovely blogger friend Nikki (aka CocoBella) is having an amazing Holiday Giveaway on her blog right now! Check it out here!