Loco for Lipstick

I’ve recently decided that there is nothing more wonderful than a really fantastic shade of lipstick. It can brighten the gloomiest of days, perk up the dullest of outfits, and the list just goes on and on. I by no means think of myself as an expert on the lipstick subject, nor do I have a beyond fascinating collection. I do however, have a few shades that I love and adore and thought it would be fun to share them with you! One thing I do like about my current collection, is the diversity. I have shades that a rockstar would love, as well as shades Princess Kate herself I feel would stop and ask me who makes it. {ok, maybe that last part is a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the general idea…or perhaps dream} And tell me, what are your favorite “go-to” shades?

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{from left to right}

{Revlon Strawberry Suede, Revlon Berry Haute, MAC Pink Nouveau, MAC Hopscotch, MAC Myth}

Weird Wednesday: Mood Makeup

Remember mood rings? Those quirky little baubles that are supposedly able to shift colors with your changing moods. Well the not typically weird {quite amazing usually} store Lush has come up with what is essentially a beauty line of “mood makeup”. No, there’s no lipstick that changes colors if you get angry {although how crazy cool would that be?!} but these are all shades you are supposed to spin some wheel and decide which few will apply best to your life. Pay no matter to what will math your wardrobe, just how you aim to feel. A little hocus-y pocus-y if you ask me. I think I’ll just stick to Lush’s phenomenal bath bombs and super sudsy soaps. Oh yeah, and my daily collection of pink lipsticks. That basically always fits my mood anyway!

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{image via Refinery29}

Mani Monday

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My sweet and ever so fashionable friend Kelly bought me the most fabulous new shade of nail polish… I had to share it with you! Who knew Banana Republic made crazy cool polish colors? I sure didn’t! This emerald shade is nothing short of perfection. Bright and fun enough to wear during the summer months, and rich and vibrant enough for the crispest of fall days.

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{image via Banana Republic}

Scents of Summer

I don’t often write about perfume…perhaps because it’s a little hard to convey the fabulosity of a scent through words. When I stumbled upon Lilly Pulitzer’s Squeeze perfume this weekend in a department store, I knew I at least had to give it a shot! I am pretty simple when it comes to perfumes…I’m not sensitive, I like most everything, but I don’t ever really love any particular one. But Squeeze was like the most fresh burst of summer I had ever experienced! The citrus and floral mixture is done to perfection, so perfect in fact I think you would still be able to wear it well into the fall season.

{image via unlimitedperfumes.com}

Weird Wednesday: Astro Turf Nails

I love how so many Weird Wednesdays are born from a wacky and out of the park nail “art” design. Today’s is so out of the park there was no doubt this had to trump all other possibilities for this week’s topic. While this look is definitely creative, I think this look would not be very functional and secondly, just looks a little creepy! Sort of reminds me of monster nails… I must say, as of late I have been all about the funky nail art designs but I think I will have to pass on the astro grass.

{image via Refinery29}

Weird Wednesday: YSL & Facebook

I love to discuss a good collaboration. From brands merging with major stores, to movies inspiring a nail polish collection, it always excites me. Today’s topic however, I just can’t fully get behind. YSL has partnered with none other than Facebook to create an eye shadow palette inspired by the social media giant. It will be going on sale tomorrow to none other than people on the YSL Facebook page {clearly}. I actually adore the color selection, but I think I might have to peel the Facebook label off the front. That’s just a little too far for me! What do you think?

{image via InStyle}

Inspiration: Cupcakes and Cashmere Book Release

Almost 2 years ago I was browsing the Forever21 website when I stumbled upon their campaign featuring some of their favorite bloggers. I was instantly drawn to the blog titled “Cupcakes and Cashmere”…how could I not? Two of my favorite things rolled into one blog! After one read, I instantly went back and read every one of author Emily Schumans previous entries and have visited her site as part of my morning ritual ever since. Her style is flawless, we share the same taste in food, and she provides amazing interior design tips.

I had also never really thought about blogging before this, but after reading Emily’s story…needing a creative escape and a desire to share her love of all things fashion and fun, I 100% related and my own little blog right here was born! I say all this to A.) encourage you to check out her site {click here} and B.) to purchase her new book available now {click here}! The blogging community is so wonderful and supportive, I felt compelled to share the success of someone I admire and hope that one day this little blog of mine might be half as successful as Emily’s!

Enjoy!

{images via Amazon from Pinterest & CupcakesandCashmere.com}

Comic Book Nails

I love the movies. What I don’t necessarily love is the Spiderman franchise. I know, those of you who must can go ahead and detest me for a while… However it’s not exactly THE Spiderman movie…it’s that they are making another one. Not a sequel, and not one to represent a classic created 3 decades earlier, just….another one. Maybe there is some sort of underlying comic book loving information that I’m missing that gives this movie it’s cool factor but still, I just don’t get it. So I have to admit I did a major eye roll when I heard about OPI’s new The Amazing Spiderman collection. And now I’m having to eat my words because I am sort of in love with it!

My favorites are “Just Spotted the Lizard” {reminds me of another fav, MAC’s “Mean and Green”} and “My Boyfriend Scales Walls”. I also really love that they added a “shatter” color to the mix of newbies.

The collection really is a great variety and spring and fall colors that I can’t wait to try! Which ones do you love?

{images via gimmethatglow.com & theindustrysource.com}

Mac is Bringing Color Back!

Summer is in full swing! That very fact is reflected in our clothes, our shoes, and our accessories. From light and airy dresses, to fabulous straw hats, summer is definitely one of those seasons where you can throw caution to the wind. And no better way to throw caution to the wind than with the color wheel. I adore bright colors year round, but summer is just that time where it is begging you to embrace the colors of the rainbow. MAC is giving us a helping hand! Their new “Electric Bright” collection is stunning. Everything from eye shadows to lip gloss, this collection has it all, in every color you will want this summer. While I prefer to get some of my more basic makeup needs from a few other brands {a daily makeup post coming soon!} I have always loved MAC for eyeshadow and lip gloss. Their eye shadows stay on very well and all of their lip products are so vivid. What you see in the tube is what you see on your lips…and I love that. Here are some of my favorites from this new collection.

{eyeshadow in Tease with Ease}

{lipcreme in Good to Go}

{eyeshadow in Styledriven}

{lipglass in Full Speed Ahead}

{images via MAC}

Weird Wednesday: Caviar Nails

I don’t know about you, but I love caviar! However, I never thought I’d be in love with a caviar manicure. Now where actual caviar is reserved for special occasions, I think this manicure will follow the same trend. Now this isn’t actual caviar, but thanks to Ciate Ciate, it just appears to be. This little manicure set comes in black like the actual decadent treat, as well as a variety of other colors…my favorite obviously being the rainbow. You have to be a little crafty to tackle this manicure project, but who isn’t ready to tackle such things in the name of a little avant guard fashion? True it is bordering the weird and whimsical, but I’m going to go with the more whimsical side and look to pick my set up at Sephora asap!

{images via Sephora.com}