Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Obsession Du Jour 8.31.10

As I am sure you all are aware a new MAC collection has been released yet again, I know SHOCKER! Anyway, I was planning on skipping it just because I felt like I have had enough of MAC lately and the collection was based on Cats. I am probably one of the only girls that hates cats, I find them creepy. I know! I know! What can I say? I am a dog person to the max!

Anyway, as I was saying, I was going to skip it but I happened to pop into MAC after work and I saw the new Super Slick Liners and as you know, I love me a good liquid eyeliner. I have used Lancome's faithfully for years but I have started to notice lately it had been fading very quickly on me and I do not even have oily lids! Moving along, I picked up the black and the bronze one.

Let me tell you, I have been using the pure black one EVERY SINGLE DAY! It is beyond fabulous. It is SO black, SO easy to use and VERY long lasting. I am so impressed with this. It has a stiff-ish felt tip point that is very easy to control. It is the blackest of the blacks and it lasts ALL. FREAKING. DAY.

I would urge you all to pick up this eyeliner in the black color, I believe it is called On the Hunt. If you are new to liquid liners you will love the usability and if you are pro you will love the opacity.

In my opinion these are the only ABSOLUTE must haves of this collection. I will be sure to pick up some additional colors and a few more blacks.

Adios Lancome liner and helllooooo MAC!
Have you tried the new MAC superslick liner?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fashion Obsession Du Jour 8.30.10

I have always been a huge fan of YSL shoes. They are one of my favorites in the biz by far. They are always extremely sexy and extremely high. This seasons must have by YSL is no different, at $720 a pop you can be walking down the mean streets in these babies called the Palais. This is this years Tribute (Which I own and love to death). There is a color for everyone this year.

For me the main factor of if I will indulge in my seasonal YSL shoe purchase if I can walk comfortably in them. I made myself promise I will not buy shoes that i can not walk in anymore. I have tons of shoes i bought because I love them and never wear because walking in them is akin to breaking my ankle or walking over hot coals. They are THAT painful (ahem Christian Louboutin Rolandos)

I am partial to the grey... I love grey!

(All photo's from YSL.COM)

I love the curvy heel and the architectural quality of these shoes.
What will your shoe indulgence be this season?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Obsession Du Jour: Chanel Khaki 8.24.10

Calling all nail polish fanatics, nuts and maniacs I give you your new obsesseion! Chanel's new Le Vernis Nail Polish in Khaki Rose, Khaki Brun and Khaki Vert.

I am already obsessing, drooling and dreaming over Khaki Vert.

These beautiful babies will be rolled out on September 10th, Fashions night out! Woo!

Which are you already lusting after?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Obsession Du Jour 8.23.20

Hi Guys, I am working on lots of great beauty posts coming up but I anted to share a blog I found.

I feel like I really missed the boat in just finding this blog so recently. It is my far my favorite fashion blog right now, the girl who owns the blog is SO inspiring and in my opinion blows most other fashion bloggers (the typical big names...) right out of the water. She is gorgeous and she really is a style chameleon and takes risks. Her name is Sandra and she is a 22 Scandinavian that currently lives in London. Her blog is http://5inchandup.blogspot.com/

I am infatuated with her style, here are some of my favorites below.

All images from http://5inchandup.blogspot.com/

I definitely recommend checking her out!
What do you guys think?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Style Crush Du Jour 8.19.10

I was flipping through the channels last night and I stopped on some stupid show called "Plain Jane" and the only reason I stopped is because the host was a pretty British girl i have never seen before. Turns out her name is Louise Roe and is relatively famous in the UK.

I did a little research on her and she is my new style crush. She is so effortlessly boho glam. She looks like as she doesn't really take that much time to get ready and throws things on and just naturally looks fab! I am loving her style! What is the consensus over on the other side of the pond?


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nude Du Jour 8.17.10

Browsing through WWD Beauty online today and something made me jump for joy. Well, not really but you know what I mean. NUDE IS IN. I mean I personally think Nude is always in, very elegant and sophisticated but now its being seen all over the runways and SS11 fashion previews.

I love wearing nude lipsticks and nude eyes with a bit of darker brown contour. I think its a great way to wear makeup without looking like a clown. Instead of colors this season, its all about textures!

Anyway, I have copied the article below for you guys to read for yourselves. Enjoy!

"Proving that beige need not be synonymous with boring, this season's take on the neutral makeup palette is both intricately nuanced and unexpectedly dynamic. Whether at the fall fashion shows, where makeup artists used shades of chocolate, beige, rose, taupe and tan to structure the face and create illusions of shadow and light, or in the seasonal color statements of various beauty brands, neutral tones are making a major comeback.

"This color story is right for fall, because it's very relevant for the times we are living in," says Chanel's creative director, makeup artist Peter Philips. "These shades don't distract, they enhance. They are not 'funny' shades, no 'follies.' You can easily play with intensity, from delicate and light to dramatic and dark."

"This was a season for pulling back, paring down and simplifying, both in fashion and beauty," agrees makeup artist and Lancôme creative director Aaron de Mey. "Utilizing classic, neutral makeup shades allows the woman to be seen."

For its part, Lancôme's French Coquettes collection offers a metallic bronze lip, while Chanel's limited edition fall Quadra Eyeshadow holds shades of copper and chestnut, offset by a complimentary pop of soft pink. Dolce & Gabbana's fall color story includes a mannequinlike buff nail and creamy taupe lips.

"The tones seen throughout fall 2010 are the same found in your natural skin coloration—beiges, taupes, pinks, ivories, chocolates, golds—these are the shades painters use to create portraits," says de Mey. "They define, enhance and exaggerate the natural tones of the face."

The result, continues de Mey, "celebrates the face rather than camouflaging it with too much color or decoration. It is also a return to ease, wearability and minimalism," he says.

Such minimalism was in high demand on the runway, where sophisticated, sculpted faces complemented the strong lines and modernist bent of many collections. What made the look feel new (and fresh): a panoply of makeup textures, ranging from luminous to matte to metallic.

At 3.1 Phillip Lim, for example, Lisa Butler for Nars defined cheekbones and eyes in sepia and wheat tones, while at Thakoon, shimmering beige eye shadow dusted in the corner of the eye and a smudge of copper on the brow bone gave an ethereal effect.

"For fall 2010, nudes and browns were used to create perfect, three-dimensional skin," says François Nars, founder and creative director of Nars Cosmetics. "We didn't see strong colors on the skin, but most of the shows used neutrals to create defined, groomed eyes and brows, perfectly contoured skin and, oftentimes, deep, defined lips."

The grunge-inspired face at Chris Benz included a "revisited Nineties lip" lined in dark brown pencil and coated in a nude gloss, while at Badgley Mischka, the makeup look created by Charlotte Tilbury for MAC featured dramatically sculpted cheekbones and a neutral, smoky eye with shimmery russet tones.

DKNY's take on the trend took earth tones into a more romantic territory, with lips and lids painted a red-infused mahogany.

Shiseido creative director Dick Page credits Kevyn Aucoin's Nakeds collection, introduced in 1984, for turning neutral makeup into a beauty staple. "It became structural rather than about adding color," says Page. "These [nude] colors became the baseline of makeup, as they work with any skin tone."

Page used neutrals on the runway this season to enhance features by adding depth and color. "I like to play with dimension and layering," he says. "To make the complexion a little bright, I'll drop in a bit of blush color. Deep reds also really work great with brown. It's fun to play with dimension, adding a hint of red or violet so the brown tones recede a little."

De Mey adds that nude colors can create the illusion of everything from a "windburned cheek" to a Sixties-inspired "cool look," depending on the application process and the makeup's delivery system.

"By utilizing new textures and technologies—mineral powders; creamy glosses; wet-process eye shadows; sparkling textures; sheer, fluid, hydrating foundations, and illuminating creams—the makeup looks fresh and three-dimensional rather than flat and heavy," he says." WWD

Will you be going NUDE this fall?


Monday, August 16, 2010

Design Du Jour 8.16.10

I am going to be moving apartments soon and I have been looking at a lot of interior designs. I have been feeling very inspired by beautiful spaces and I wanted to share a few of my favorites.

I chose a space based on feeling, have you ever looked at an apartment, house, space, etc and just felt a warm feeling, like you just want to live there? Well, I have and that is why I have chosen the below photos. Either I love the space or there are elements I want to use in my own decoration journey.

Hope you enjoy!

Which are your favorites?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Gym Mix Du Jour 8.14.10

Hi All,

Recently I have been on a major healthy lifestyle makeover.

I have always been really healthy but I decided it was time to seriously tone up and get in the best shape of my life. I joined Equinox and I have been making gym mixes to motivate me. A lot of people have asked me what is on my gym list, So I have decided to share with you through a series of screen shots. Click the screen shots to make them larger.

These are the songs that motivate me and pump energy into me. There is a lot to choose from here. This is my master gym list. You can always make smaller ones.

If you are interested I will share my cool down list also!

What songs motivate you?