MAC Bronze + New Shoes

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Happy Monday most beautiful readers in the world!
I found my camera cable last night (at the bf’s house lol) and I’m very happy to be back and blogging. Here’s a quick look I did last week with MAC’s bronze eye shadow:
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Products Used:
-UDPP in Sin all over the lid and along lower lashes.
-MAC Bronze e/s all over the lid, past the crease, and along lower lashes.
-MAC Mulch on the outer v, lightly blended.
-MAC Mylar along brow bone.
-Wet n Wild gel liner along upper lashes.
-Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx on waterline.
-L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in black.

And a lovely shoe haul!
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Qupid pumps from Relfection $25, American Eagle ballet flats $30, and American Eagle Pace flip flops $7 (clearance :-D).

Hope you’re all having a great Monday!

<3V

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Haulage!

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Hello Lovelies :-),

How is your December moving along? This month is always very crazy and very expensive for me, thank goodness for saving up!
E.l.f. had a 50% off sale for their Studio stuff and I picked up a few things because it was a great deal (I keep telling myself that). As soon as I had placed my order, I received a $15 gift card from Sephora and OF COURSE had to pick some stuff up there because…because I felt like it lol. My Sephora is in the mall and so I got sucked into picking up a few other things as well. Lets just say that my wallet was whimpering by the end of the day. Here are the goodies:

Photobucket The E.l.f. order as a whole. Pardon my bed sheets, it was too cloudy and cold outside to take pictures in better lighting. Items here: 32 piece eye palette, concealer palettes in Light and medium, HD powder, Gotta Glow blush, and two eye brushes from the Studio collection.

Closeup/Swatch of Gotta Glow:
PhotobucketPhotobucket A perfect dupe for NARS Albatross, except this is only $3 regularly. Amazing color, finely milled, and long lasting. Creates an amazing glow.

The Brushes:
Photobucket “C” brush and Contour brush. Normally $3 each.

Concealer Palettes:
PhotobucketPhotobucket Light and Medium, normally $3 each. The concealers are light to medium coverage with a creamy and easy to blend formula. They lasted about 8 hours on me without creasing or caking.

High Definition Powder:
Photobucket Normally $6. Will post a review soon :-).

32 piece eye palette:
Photobucket Normally $10. I picked this up for my sister.

All Over Color Stick in Golden Peach $1:
PhotobucketPhotobucket This wasn’t part of the online order, my bf picked it up for me randomly at Target and I looove the color :-D.

Mall Haul:

MUFE Mat Velvet+
Photobucket $34 at Sephora, I use shade 20…aka “glow in the dark.”

Smith’s Rosebud Salve in a squeezy tube!
Photobucket I was so excited about this! I love the stuff and it’s soo much less messy in a tube. $6 at Sephora.

Black Poppy Nail Polish from PacSun:
Photobucket It doesn’t have a color name or number, but it’s $3.50 and I’ve seen it at 3 stores so far. I’m sure you can find it at your local store. This was two coats.

Express Top:
Photobucket I got this on sale for $15.99. I’m going to belt it and wear it with skinny jeans and heels :-).

Have you done any shopping for yourself lately?

<3V

Soft Nudes and Pinks + a Mini Haul

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Happy Halloween Dolls!
How are you all doing? I celebrated Halloween last night so I’m staying in tonight and watching scary movies :-).
For a few months, I had been all over anything military inspired in khaki and olive colors, but the fall sent me in a completely different direction. I’ve started to LOVE all things in nude and nude pink colors; the hue is really flattering and feminine, so girly without being a teeny bopper pink. A recent trip to Ulta fueled my current color crush. I picked up two Essie nail polishes in Not Just a Pretty Face and Eternal Optimist, $8 each; I also picked up two Ulta brand blushes in After Glow and Sweet Cheeks, $6.50 each. The total for these would have been about $30, but the polishes were on sale for buy one get one half off and the blushes were buy one get one free + an extra 20% off coupon…I got everything for about $16 :-). I LOVE sales!

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The polishes are beautiful! They are completely opaque with 3 coats each and last about a week without chipping.

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I hadn’t tried Ulta brand blush before, but I really liked the texture and color payoff on these. They are pretty finely milled (I didn’t blend them very well in the swatches). I plan on going back and getting more colors soon. BTW, I think After Glow is a pretty good dupe for NARS Orgasm blush, for a fraction of the price :-D.

How are all of you celebrating today? What are your current color crushes?

<3V

Fall Fashion Wishlist

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Happy Friday Babes!

Fall is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited for the fashion that comes with it. As you’ll see, I very much love the color black, because I’d rather add pops of color to my outfits with jewelry or makeup. Below are some of my faves for this season, click on the pictures for links.

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Fab tunic top from Faith 21, perfect over jeggings tucked into boots. $22.80.

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Comfy and cute with skinny jeans and flats from Express. $29.90.

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This would be perfect tucked into a pencil skirt with patent pumps. Express, $49.90.

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Love love love comfy sweaters with boots or to snuggle up with when reading a book. American Eagle, $59.50.

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Just a cute jacket for fall in California :-). American Eagle, $49.50.

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I can’t get enough of American Eagle Jeans, they fit perfectly and wear so well. $39.50.

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Boot cut jeans, you just can’t go wrong with these. They dress up nicely with heels and a sparkly top. $39.50.

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This bag looks like it’s been lived in, perfect for a cozy fall outfit. $46.00 from Lulus.com.

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The color is fabulous, picture it with a matching pedi! $149.95 from Nordstrom.

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Want. I just want these. Yum. $189.00 by Jessica Simpson.

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So fun for a rock n roll night out look. $49.00 from Lulus.com.

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Wow. Where the heck would I wear these? I don’t know, but I want them! $200 by Badgley Mischka.

What’s on your fall wishlist?

<3V

Steve Madden Won Today

Hello Lovelies!

How have your weekends been? My Friday and Saturday weren’t too exciting, I’ve been doing homework all weekend. This morning/afternoon were fun though, I met my best friend for lunch and shopping. I wasn’t going to buy anything, but these pumps caught my eye.

They’re by Steve Madden and beyond comfortable! I think I have to go back and get the nude color now, I loved them that much! The heel is a little under 3 inches so I don’t feel like I’m towering over people. Click here to see more details :-).

Have you been shopping recently?

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Piperlime is Dangerous.

I was so excited about these shoes, that I had to post them on here. Why did Badgley Mischka have to make such pretty shoes?! They are impractical and expensive…and I want them! Click on the link to see more Badgley Mischka on Piperlime :-D.

5 inch heels would make me 6’1″. Ha! I don’t even care, I want them now.

Back to work. Happy Friday!

<3V

The Best Lounge Pants…Ever!


Hello Dolls!

Having a good Friday? The dentist was so nice…but he still had to drill my teeth :-(. I had to get four cavities taken care of and it involved 8 shots of Novocaine. 8!! I’m one of those lucky people that Novocaine doesn’t last on. After all of the needles and drilling, I just wanted to crawl under a rock and cry lol. The bf decided to make my day better by taking me book shopping and spending 2 hours at Borders while we drank smoothies from Juice It Up (I bought About Face by Scott Barnes!), going to lunch at Islands, and then watching New Moon (um…why didn’t Jacob have short hair before? And why is he only 17?!). I love when it’s Vanessa day:-).

He’s doing some cleaning while I catch up on my beauty blogs and I wanted to tell you about the amazing pants from American Eagle/Areie that I LOVE. They’re fold-over yoga/lounge pants and they come in lengths! I’m tall and have a hard time finding pants that are long enough; another reason I love them is that they don’t look as dressed down as regular sweats (which I would NEVER wear out of the house). They come in different colors and go on sale pretty often. Check them out!

Aerie Rollover Pant, $29.50 at AE.com

What are you up to tonight?

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