Saturday, January 28, 2012

Nail combo Du Jour 1.28.12

I'm am really loving this nail combo. I am pretty mesmerized by it actually. I couldn't stop staring at it during dinner. I bet my boyfriend thought I was quite annoying.

Anyway it is Revlon's Sparkling ( which I am so impressed with alone- I have worn three coats on my nails for about a week now and am smitten) and Deborah Lippmann's Shake Your Groove Thing. I believe Sparkling is a DL dupe too! Honestly though, $20 for DL vs. $6 for Revlon, I can't lie, I live you Deborah Lippman, but I will go for the Revlon! I have over 10 DL's and I love love love but for $6 and great quality it's a no brainer.

Soooo... This is 3 coats of Sparkling with 1 coat of the DL over it. The DL gives a metallic finish to it, like gold pailletes. I believe Milani has a gold dupe for this as well if you don't want to splurge.

Thoughts? Comments?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Revlon Lip Butters Du Jour 1.24.12

So this isn't a review yet because I just wanted to share something quickly. I know you are probably sick and tired of hearing about these suckers but i wanted to share a juicy online tidbit I found! I was on the hunt for these FOREVER. I finally found a few at my CVS back home by families house on Long Island. I picked up Cupcake and Tutti Frutti, they weren't my first choice but I love them so much. Cupcake is HG material for me, perfect baby pink! You can see quick swatches on my hand below and cupcake on my lips. Naturally, I went on the hunt for more. They are non-existent in NYC.

Anyway, lo and behold, you can order them on I don't know why no one has spoken about this yet! Go order! Hurry! That was the juicy tidbit, by the way.

I just placed my order for Sugar Frosting, Creamsicle and Gumdrop.

Do any of you have? Do you love/hate?


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Scenery Du Jour 1.21.12

Wanted to share some Long Island scenery with you...

And some Riley!



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Drugstore Products Du Jour 1.18.12

My go to mascara all the time, have been trying out Armani's Eyes To Kill... Eh! Not impressed, back to L'Oreal for $7.99 vs $30.

Now, let's talk a new found Love for $13.99, Sally Hershberger's hyper hydration! Beyond loving, if you have dry hair, go get this. It smells fab and softens hair immediately. It's tag line is "rehab for stressed hair", hello, that's mine. I have very long, dry, highlighted hair. It totally needs rehab! It also contains keratin which I love!

Anyway have you tried either? Love/hate? Tell me!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Coats +OOTD Du Jour 1.15.12

It is beyond frightful outside in NYC. Coats almost just don't do enough. Might need to invest in a mega space heater that someone follows me around with... Kidding. Kinda.

Anyway, in honor of the cold please see my Recent OOTD's including coats!

I love outerwear abnormally!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Instagram Du Jour 1.14.12

Love instagram! Follow me at DaraKaye to get daily pics. Addicted.


PS: leave your name so I can follow you guys too.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cheap Jewels Du Jour 1.12.12

Proving you don't need to spend a lot anymore to find great jewelry pieces!

Forever 21, $6.99


Friday, January 6, 2012

Home sweet Home Du Jour 1.5.12

Madison Ave. NYC.
Beautiful but cold.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Photo du Jour 1.4.12

Love this photo.


New years outfit du jour 1.4.12

Wanted to share my new years outfit as so many of you had asked. I don't really like to dress up. As you know my style is pretty much plain, neutrals with lots of accessories! I basically wear leather leggings and a white T or Tank every day. That being said, I stayed true to form and went with that, with a fur vest thrown over ( courtesy of my boyfriend for my birthday- best present- so me )

What did you wear on new years? Did you stay true to your style or venture out!?


Ps: sorry for the blurry shots. Couldn't stand still clearly!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dior Du Jour 1.3.12

Sharing a pic along 57th Street in NYC.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Vintage Rings Du jour 1.2.12

A shot of my rings for the day. Rings are my favorite accessory. I will always chose a ring over necklaces or earrings.

All rings in the photo are vintage (grandmothers wedding bands from both sides and my mom's pass me downs) except the rose gold Cartier love band on the bottom right.

Would love to see the rings you wear daily! Tweet me pics @belledujournyc


Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year Du Jour 1.1.12

Happy new year everyone! I can't believe it 2012 and I still have this blog! It's been long journey and I want to thank you all.

Every year I make stupid resolutions that I never keep. This year is different. I'm making small resolutions that I can keep. What are yours?

Mine are:
#1 blog everyday for Jan and 5 times per week thereafter (even only if a picture).
#2 Drink green tea every morning.
#3 Try to see the positivity in all situations!
#4 Be open to new experiences.
#5 Start to like to run! Hint to myself: strategically plan to run before a more enjoyable exercise like Pilates!
#6 Remember to find the joy in everyday.
#7 Think in abundance!

Here is to a fabulous 2012!
Please share yours!