Friday, September 13, 2013

Style Post: Neutrals all day, Every day.

My life.  In a cab, all the time.  And neutrals, always.  There is something so chic to me about neutrals. 

So here is a quick shot my my neutrals for the day. In a cab. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Obsession Du Jour: SK-II Eye Cream

Finally. Finally. I found an eye cream that I am loyal to and am in love with. I have tried many many eye creams and I just was never blown away by one. I was using Kiehl's creamy avocado for a while and quite liked it but I have since moved on. 

Let me introduce you to the ultimate in eye creams. SK-II's signature eye cream. 
Let me fill you in on what is so amazing about this brand. The concept was formed when a group of scientists were in a sake brewing plant in Japan. They stumbled upon the powerful effect that, the then unknown ingredient Pitera had on the women's hands in the sake plant. They saw the anti-aging in full effect. Anyway, years later this ingredient was then incorporated into SK-II. Read more here:

The eye cream is said to retard the signs of aging and provide firmer and smoother skin under the eye area with 12 hours of moisturizer. I can agree with this, on top of major moisture, I really feels like it makes fine lines less visible and definitely brighter and smoother.

The draw back? The price, it is $110 for a small jar. However, you really only need a dab on each eye because it really is so emollient. Therefore this could definitely last you about a year (I swear), and would only cost you then, only $10 a month. Girl math at its finest right there!

Also, I like this eye cream even better than their facial creme and sometimes use it on my face without ANY breakouts. Basically, if i could, I would bathe in this.

If this is way out of your price range, I would recommend Kiehl's,,default,pd.html. Kiehl's is a great very affordable alternative to SK-II's.

Have you tried? Thoughts?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Bauble Du Jour: Jennifer Fisher Jewelry

I love excess. I love Gold and I love bracelets. The natural progression of this thought is, I love Jennifer Fisher's jewelry line. It is excess to the max.

However, it is done with a rock and roll edge. Her line started from a simple dog tage that she made for herself, then that all of her friends wanted. The collection now includes, bone brass bracelets, stacked gold cuffs, double finger rings with diamonds, charms, skulls and much more. Everything is designed to be stacked and layered for that instant cool look or along for a more elegant and refined approach.

You know which I lean towards... more. more. more. 

Next on my list of must buys is a wedding present to myself for my upcoming wedding in the gold and diamond cuff with the initials D+A. Killer.

Take a look at the visual extravaganza and I dare you not to covet a piece or three...

Want more? Follow her delicious instagram @JFisherJewelry

Available at and Barneys 

You are welcome!

xx Dara

Friday, September 6, 2013

Winner: Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream Review

I wanted to introduce to you and share with you my secret weapon. Now listen up, I rarely wear face makeup, just because my skin is so dry that most makeup, even the product with the promises to make your skin as moist and soft as a newborn babies, dry me out.

With that being said, I jumped off the foundation bandwagon a long time ago. However, when the BB cream boom happened, my ears perked up. I used and tested and love. I was pretty loyal to first my Garnier BB and then for a while the Dior Hydra BB.

After a while, I notices the Dior became more mask- like than the look I was going for, maybe I will return in the winter in my paler days, where I want full coverage. And yes, to me, the Dior BB cream provides basically full coverage. I suppose your milage will vary depending on blemishes and what you need to cover.

Anyway, I digress, please enter my knight in shining armor.

Peter Thomas Roth's CC cream. This is the absolute perfect, color, coverage and consistency for me. It does not dry me out, emphasize the fine lines that are slowly creeping up at 28 (boo hoo!). It almost gives my face an airbrushed look. Every time I wear, I get asked about my skin. Plus, when I take it off at the end of the day, my skin still feels moisturized. That makes a winner for me.

Swatches for coloring below, this is the medium shade which is perfect for me in September and a touch line during my tannest, however, I will assume, this will be too dark during the height of winter so I will check out the light color once I need.

The only down side? The price is a touch hefty at $48, but, I have been wearing for 2 months straight and I think I am only half way through. The coverage is great so you only need 4 dots on your face.

You can buy here at or you can search around the web, I found for $43 on QVC too!

Have you tried?

Let me know if you do and how you get on.