Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Obsession Du Jour, FOTD, OOTD Etc 3.31.10,

Hello lovely ladies (and gentlemen) I have a new love and her name is Penny Lane. Just a warning, this is going to be a longer post because I want to incorporate my new love Penny, a quick OOTD and an update on my 30 Day Shred status. By the way, off topic but Almost Famous is one of my favorite movies and Kate Hudson's character Penny Lane is the ultimate.

Anywho, this Penny Lane is a nude pink cream blush by NARS. The cream blush's consistency is a bit different than every other one I have tried. I love MAC's CCB's but they tend to be a bit greasier as well as Illamasqua cream blush. Penny lane is very soft and smooth but with a drier texture, not hard just almost silky. the color is a perfect pink nude. Why is it perfect? I will tell you.
In compact

Swatched

Blended in.

  1. The color on your cheeks is a nude flushed color, very natural but gives you a glow from within color.
  2. The PERFECT color on my lips. It is a nude but with a slight pink undertone. Reminiscent of a softer more wearable Fleshpot by Mac. However, if your lips aren't well moisturized I would try this, it will define the dryness. A layer of lip balm solves that quickly.
  3. Eye base color or eyeshadow. I used this on my eyes today as well, gives a warm nude finish. Great for that monochromatic look that is so in right now!
Next up, my outfit of the day. I have gotten some emails requesting more outfits of the day. I love doing these, however, I usually am rushing out of the apartment in the morning I don't have time! I am going to start making time! Anyway, Here you go, a very simple outfit. My style is very basic, easy with a lux twist. Skinny blue jeans, a white t-shirt and a black blazer. To make it ME, I added a huge statement necklace and some fun heels!


Finished face with Penny Lane on cheeks, lips and eyes. Talk about multi-purpose! Very economical! Excuse the tiredness and half opened eyes... the 30 Day shred has been making it quite a feat to wake up in the morning! Shredders, I know you feel me!

Close up of the necklace. Okay, a little about this necklace. First of all, i am in love with it. I love huge jewelry. This bad boy looks luxurious and expensive. But guess what? Its not! Its from Madewell down here in Soho, NYC. it was $88. YES! Can you believe that. I love Madewell, it is J.Crew's little sister company which I also love!

My nails, painted with Essie's Lollipop, its a fun corally red. Very old school, very Mad Men. Love it!

Last last last thing... status update on the 30 day shred. Well I am now on day #5. It has been quite a time. This workout is INTENSE. What do you expect for a 20 minute workout. I personally love Jillian Michaels, I think she is hysterical. She has some amazing one liners she throws out during the 20 minutes, such as "These abs don't come for free", "The neck isn't invited to this party" and "I have 400 pound people that can do jumping jacks, SO CAN YOU!". Anyway, the first day was great and then the INTENSE pain and soreness came on. I pushed through it and I can finally say I am not in pain anymore. I am really looking forward to reaching level 2 on day 10 to see what is next. I can feel my body changing within these 5 days which is great. I will be sticking to this plan and I will be updating you along the way. A bunch of you on twitter have joined me in my 30 day shred adventure, I hope some more of you will too!

Well that is about it for today! Thoughts?

x

32 comments:

  1. NARS deff have the best blushers in my opinion... I'm more of an Orgasm girl but i want to try one of their cream blushers... thank you for this!

    Sami xx

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  2. im waiting for my 30 day shred dvd to arrive in the post, iv been reading your updates on twitter :) im slightly scared about doing it haha hopefully i can battle through the pain xxxxx

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  3. Glamsam- i would def recommend Penny Lane, obviously! It is fabulous and multipurpose!

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  4. Vices- Join in! Let me know when you start!

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  5. You look gawwwwwwwwjus!! Gagagagaga!!! What the hell are you shredding exactly??? You teeny!!! LOL

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  6. hahah yinka- I am shredding fat away!!! thanks anyway GIRL

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  7. I love your shoes (even though you cropped them out! :/)
    You look very very well dressed here.. casually smart leaning a bit more smart with the blazer!
    You look gorgeous clearly its not only penny lane.. its genetics as well :P
    xx

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  8. I love Nars Blushers, Orgasm is my favourite thou I'll definitely will be checking Penny Lane out it looks gorgeous on you, fab outfit too :)

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  9. Tali- I am the biggest shoe horse ever...you have no idea! Thank you!! I owe a lot to my parents AND penny lane! xx

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  10. Thanks JuicyGirl, let me know what you think of it!

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  11. Day 2 of 30DS and I wanted to die! My legs hurt so bad from all the lunges/squats, that I thought they were going to give out :) But I'm pushing through it; hopefully I'll feel better after day 4 or 5...

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  12. Misty! I know, Day #2 is so HARD!! Push through, you will feel better by day #5. I'm on day 5 and feeling great!

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  13. Wow! that's the color I've been looking for forever!
    I just got Nars Deep Throat, but it seems to fade through out the day. Does this have good staying power? Check me out at emanticoff.blogspot.com(Prettynpinkgloss)I'm from New York too. I grew up downtown right where the Brooklyn Bridge comes into Manhattan. I'm in Long Island now but I miss the city. Chow for now!

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  14. emanticoff- I think this has nice setting powder, however i have been setting it with a powder to help!

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  15. you look gorgeous!the blush is amazing and your outfits is great :)

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  16. I was tempted to buy that because I called my dog Penny Lane (after the Almost Famous character, not the song) but seeing your swatches... WANT IT NOW!!! :)

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  17. You look fabulous, I love your OOTDs! That necklace is to die for!

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  18. Anita- ummm yep you kinda NEED it!!

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  19. Ella- Thank you, check it out at Madewell!

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  20. I love your blog!!!!! I follow it religiously.
    Your hair is amazing. Please tell me how you get your colorist to achieve that color!
    Me likey!!!!

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  21. Hi Valerie, thank you for the compliment. You do not even want to know what I say to get my hair color because it is just jumble. Basically, it goes like this, "here are 5 pictures, i want it a buttery blonde, whiter blonde no yellow, no this, no that, streaks just this width not chunky but not thin" blah blah blah..." That def didnt help! xx

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  22. Looking stunning, from the hair and makeup to the outfit!!!

    Serious hair envy atm!!!

    xx

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