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where did november go?

November 29, 2010

seriously, if anyone can tell me, i’d be *thrilled* to hear your answers! because i have no idea! 9 days until my first final! EEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!

but the bright side is:

today is cyber monday!!!!!!!

personally, i’m extremely excited for it to hit 1 pm since urban decay seems to be putting their 15 year anniversary liner set on pre-sale today!

can you say, MUST HAVE?! and it looks from the photo there are some new or maybe exclusive liners in there! that’s all the news i’ve got for now folks, but i can’t wait for it!

stila is offering their warehouse sale ONLINE this year! be sure to check this one out addicts, there are some *amazing* deals over there – lip glazes for $5-6? YES PLEASE!

and one of my absolute VERY favorites, lime crime, created by my deere friend, doe, is having their biggest sale EVER with 40% off! check out the candy eye primer, i hear its divine 😉 i’ve featured lots of looks with her products, her colors are unique and pack a major punch!

and on a non-beauty related note, henri bendel is having a cyber monday sale! 30% off sitewide and free shipping!!!!

i am a total bendel girl and i would highly recommend their handbags – amazing quality and so cute! i definitely picked up a couple for myself 😉

 

for a full list of deals, check out karen & christine‘s blogs – they’re better on keeping up with everything than me 🙂

i hope that y’all had a wonderful thanksgiving spending times with friends, family and delicious holiday treats!

my family came to my house, which was nice, but a bit chaotic. i missed spending time in alabama 😦

…although i think hero was happy to have some other people around!

i caught her in bed with my brother!

happy cyber monday!

xo

the barbie and the unicorn queen

February 11, 2010

yesterday, i fled the island of manhattan to explore that curious borough to the east…BROOKLYN!

now, before you can say “ew,” let me just say, i *love* brooklyn! one of my girlfriends used to live amongst the hipsters in bushwick and nothing beats brooklyn’s vintage shopping and guido charm.

although i’ll take pretty much any chance to explore our elusive neighbor, i was tempted with an offer i could not resist: a visit to doe deere’s unicorn house! glitter, pastels and fluffy white persian cats? how could i possibly say no!

a unicorn doll house!

doe is a russian expatriate, a gorgeous model, self-professed unicorn queen and owner of lime crime makeup, spreading a rainbow of highly pigmented products to the staid beauty scene. she’s also a DIY craft genius!

lime crime is only available online right now, and i’ve been dying to get my hands in pigment in real life, so doe invited me over for a play date!

first of all – EVERYONE needs lime crime magic dust in nymph in their collection! its a true white gold pigment that is unparalleled – a gorgeous highlight as well as an amazing blending shadow. i’ve been unable to find anything even close to duping it in my massive collection. don’t even ask me “but what about MAC vanilla?” “bare escentuals lemon meringue?” NOPE! just trust me on this one! it will change your life!

doe and i set up shop on her dresser/vanity to paint our faces together. i decided to go for doe’s signature look, the rainbow, and i created mine in true barbie colors: pink, purple and blue!

photography by grenouille http://www.modelmayhem.com/874175

rainbow barbie

eyes: i started with UDPP in sin to give the pigment a surface to stick to. i then applied lime crime magic dust in pink poodle with a short bristled brush to the center and inside 1/3 of my lid. i patted empress magic dust next to pink poodle in the center of my lid and finished the outer third and crease with shoe addict magic dust. i blended all three colors together with my MAC 227 brush and applied lime crime eye dust in nymph as a highlight color and blended into the tear duct, giving all the colors an extra iridescent glow. i finished up with lots of black liner (MAC fluidline in blacktrack on top, urban decay 24/7 in zero on the bottom) and smudged the shadows under the eye in the same order with a MAC 219 pencil brush.

face: i concealed under my eye and carried the concealer out to include the area underneath my wing to really give the colors a surface to pop against using urban decay 24/7 concealer in CIA. i borrowed doe’s foundation, l’oreal true match in porcelain and applied it with a fluffy brush to give myself light, even coverage. i improvised and used pink poodle eye dust as blush!

lips: lime crime candyfuture lipstick in great pink planet, applied straight out of the tube, no liner required! gorgeous barbie-pink opacity in one stroke!

doe created her rainbow look using blues and greens with lots of black liner! since we were creating magic at the same time, i wasn’t able to keep up with her technique, but check out the finished product!

photography by grenouille http://www.modelmayhem.com/874175

doe used lime crime magic dusts in lime criminal, shoe addict and nymph (and probably one more!) on her eyes with MAC blacktrack gel liner and stila kajal eyeliner in onyx. she’s wearing l’oreal true match foundation in alabaster and lipstick queen butterfly ball lipstick in goodbye topped with stila jewel lip glaze in amethyst.

i told doe that she looked like an evil intergalactic space queen and she said it was the nicest compliment anyone had ever given her, haha!

i can’t wait to play in the box of goodies that doe sent me home with! i’m thinking about recreating this look tomorrow:

photography by grenouille http://www.modelmayhem.com/874175

here’s another gorgeous lime crime look tutorial that doe’s intern, anna, created! i can’t wait to try this look this weekend, although possibly with pinks and purples in honor of valentine’s day 🙂

i hope that all of you beauties are staying safe and warm in the snowpocalypse!
xo!

i <3 stila

November 21, 2009

as if that’s news!


through sunday, enter code RUNWAY at checkout on purchases over $20 to get this runway palette and kajal liner free!

my word, i love a good deal!

i used mine to stock up on my FAVORITE lip set EVER, the enameled lips collection, which contains the barbie loves stila enameled lips set + a FANTASTIC lip liner for the same price as just the set alone! its a must have ladies!

stila has many great value sets available right now, so you may as well take advantage and get a fabulous smoky eye bonus!

i’m being attacked!

November 21, 2009


….by holiday sets and sales! i swear, they’re ALIVE!

and i don’t even have time to play in them 😦 blarg, law school.

i’ll pull your crooked teeth so you’ll be perfect just like me

November 19, 2009

after class today i had my semi-annual date with the dental hygienist. yikes. why i decide to submit myself to hygiene based torture during pre-finals season is unbeknownst to me. maybe i’m just a masochist…but those medieval metal torture devices? the noises are enough to make me break down into tears.

in addition to my cleaning, i planned to have a porcelain front on one of my teeth replaced. its been there since i was eight, no one in my family can remember why its even there at all, but after fifteen years, it needs some love. plus i’ve been trying to whiten my teeth recently and guess what? crest whitestrips do no good for dental prosthetics. so then i ended up looking like this.

note the subtle discoloration? let me tell you, it is a total DON’T for bold lip looks, which just so happen to be my current obsession.

turns out i can’t just get a new “front” – i need a whole new tooth (ok, a veneer, but to me, that means fake teeth). AND thanks to some sweet wave surfing in hawaii at age 8, my two front teeth are chipped to the point they’re nearly transparent so turns out i need new teeth for those too. and to top it all off, can’t just replace those three, gotta get the fourth – and if i had listened to the dentist, just go for the whole top row.

i’m currently pleased with my four temporary fake teeth and think that only the greatest streak of vanity would lead me to correct the rest of my otherwise mildly-imperfect mouth, especially at $1,800 per tooth. here’s hoping insurance covers some of that exorbitant price!

although it turns out that stila creator jeanine lobell and i share the same dentist. how’s that for a six-degrees-of-great-women-in-beauty?

but my four hours at the dentist leads me to the great existential question – cosmetic dentistry: do or don’t?