Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Revlon "Ocean Breeze" Scented Nail Polish Swatch + Review

four coats, natural light

Since coming to stay with my cousin I have been painting my nails like CRAZY! She has a pretty impressive nail polish collection and I want to try all of them! I guess nail polish obsessions run in the family. But while she has so many amazing nail polishes in her collection, Revlon "Ocean Breeze" is not one of them. It was hard to work with and when it dried it wasn't smooth and was really, really bubbly/bumpy. I kept adding layers, hoping to cover up the imperfections but that didn't help. Even in the swatch you can kind of see how rough the nail polish applied. I only wore it for one day before I quickly removed it. Plus, this is one of Revlon's scented nail polishes but, personally, it didn't smell very ocean breeze-y. And I would know! Because right now I'm in Hawaii--literally ten minutes from the beach. Instead it reminded me a lot of cleaning supplies. So gross. Thankfully, the smell wasn't too strong. But I warn people. DO NOT BUY THIS NAIL POLISH! The color is super pretty but it is not worth the hassle. That is, unless you like bumpy nail polish. In that case, go right ahead. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Demi Lovato's Street Style

 Demi Lovato in Miami, FL for X Factor wearing Topshop nude pumps, Topshop studded light-wash jean jacket, round white sunglasses, light pink headwrap, and a fitted white lace dress [left]. 

Demi Lovato out and about in Los Angeles wearing Paige Denim high-waisted shorts, printed tank, flowy printed kimono-inspired cardigan, Jeffrey Campbell Fords, large round sunglasses, and assorted silver jewelry [right]. 

 Demi Lovato leaving her hotel in New York City wearing Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, Marc Jacobs black camera bag, House of Harlow Kye flats, fitted black pants, simple white cross tee, and oversized military inspired jacket [left].

Demi Lovato out in New York City wearing a black fedora, simple black dress with lace detailing, printed lace oversized blazer, assorted gold and silver jewelry, Marc Jacobs camera bag, and Jeffrey Campbell Fords [right]. 

Photos courtesy of starstyleinc.com

Monday, July 23, 2012

Kate Middleton's Street Style

Duchess Catherine nee Kate Middleton  at Maison Dauphine wearing LK Bennet nude heels, Erdem blue lace dress, a long nude clutch, and her sapphire engagement ring [left].
Duchess Catherine in Yellowknife, Canada wearing J Brand dark wash skinny jeans, dark brown Linda Camm belt, sand-colored Burberry London button down top, Sebago Bala nude moccasin slip-on shoes, and her sapphire engagement ring [right].
Duchess Catherine attending a UKTI/VC/Variety Summit wearing a grey structured Roksanda Ilincic dress, LK Bennett Natalie clutch, light pinky-nude Jimmy Choo pumps, simple Kiki McDonough Grace stud earrings, and her sapphire engagement ring [left].
Duchess Catherine at the Calgary International Airport wearing a bold red Catherine Walker coat-dress, LK Bennett nude pumps, long nude structured clutch, simple diamond studs, her sapphire engagement ring, and the Queen's maple leaf pin [right].
What do you think of Catherine's style? Which look was your favorite? Tell me in the comments below! And don't forget to drop by my second blog!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Taylor Swift's Street Style

Taylor Swift out in Paris wearing sleek black leather riding boots, fitted black skinny jeans, elegant red peacoat with silver hardware, simple black tee, medium tan leather handbag, and knitted black and white beanie [left].

Taylor Swift at the Narita International Airport wearing velvet red oxfords, fitted black skinny jeans, striped blue and white sweater, light brown handbag, and wool grey socks [right].

Taylor Swift leaving her hotel in London wearing a lace cream Topshop mini, simple black skinny belt, black and tan oxfords with cutout detailing, and a long strapped brown leather handbag [left].

Taylor Swift leaving her hotel in London wearing fitted black skinny jeans, dark purple lace-up oxfords, striped black and white top, single button blazer, light brown handbag, and golden watch medallion [right].

What do you think of Taylor's street style? Which look is your favorite? Comments below! Also, please don't forget to stop by my second blog. I've been working really hard to post new content three times a week. I would be so grateful!

Photos courtesy of celebritieswonder.net

Friday, July 20, 2012

Nicole by OPI "Listen To Your Momager!" Swatch + Review

two coats, natural light
Not the summery, bright color you were expecting. Huh? I decided to take a break from those pastel colors and take a darker approach to my nails. This is one of the nail polishes from the Kardashian Kolors collaboration with Nicole by OPI. I think OPI polishes are fantastic quality and even though their brush system is a little wonky [sometimes they're thick and sometimes they're not. what's up with that?] they are still one of my favorite drug store brands. They're color selection is really impressive. Plus it's OPI. What's not to love?
"Listen To Your Momager!" is a dark, shimmery blue that looks fantastic on the nails. I know it's a little hard to see in the picture but it is not an average cream finish. I first tried this color when I did my Fourth of July nail tutorial and I have been obsessed ever since. It is just a fun color. And I think it works for both the summer and winter months. Gosh! I think it is just so pretty. The formulation was a little tricky to work with--more than a bit streaky. But it wasn't really a problem after the first coat.
FTC: This product was sent to me for review

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Essie "Tart Deco" Swatch + Review

Summer is finally here! And that means bright, bold, look-at-me nail polish. I hope Covergirl doesn't mind me borrowing their ad logo for a bit. But Tarte Deco is a beautiful shade from Essie's permanent line. It is a bright orange--very similar to OPI's Hot and Spicy. I wrote a review last summer saying that I thought that orange nail polish didn't suit my skin tone and that I would leave that color to someone else.
Since then I have changed my mind. This color in certain lights looks like almost a neon orange but in others it looks like a soft, creamscile orange. I like the seemingly versatility of this shade. It went on smooth and easy although it did begin to chip along the edge of the nail rather quickly, like around the two day mark. That was a little disappointing but that is easily fixed by wearing a good top coat-- I was testing out a new one and so far it hasn't impressed.
Lately I have been loving Essie polishes. I hate their brushes but they do make excellent pastels, pales, and bright colors that are simply fantastic. Don't be surprised if there are quite a few Essie posts in the future. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Khloe Kardashian + Nude Givenchy Bag

Khloe Kardashian leaving her hotel in New York City wearing Current/Elliott light-wash denim skinnies rolled into capris, nude cut-out wedges, dark Ray Ban sunglasses, nude Givenchy messenger bag, Whetherly Rosewood navy and white striped top [left].
Khloe Kardashian out and about in New York City wearing a printed Stella McCartney silk dress, Gucci braided tassel belt, thigh-high leather Christian Louboutin boots, and nude Givenchy bag [right].
 Khloe Kardashian in New York City wearing a Theory leather jacket, bright orange Jimmy Choo strappy platforms, nude sheer printed mini dress, and nude Givenchy messenger bag [left].
Khloe Kardashian in New York City wearing a long-sleeved off-the-shoulder white tee, New York Yankees baseball cap, Rag and Bone skinny jeans, nude Givenchy messenger bag, and lace-up black leather Christian Louboutin boots [right].
What do you think of Khloe's style? Which look is your favorite? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! Don't forget to check out my second blog.
Photos courtesy of www.starstyleinc.com

Monday, July 16, 2012

Maybelline "Yummy Plummy" Lipstick Swatch + Review

 Maybelline is known for making great, inexpensive lipsticks. I own many myself and I love how in the drugstore they are presented in categories based on the color family they are meant to belong to. It is easy to find the color I want quickly and effectively. Something that I find completely FRUSTRATING about Maybelline lipsticks? It is nearly impossible--without opening up the lipstick and looking at the actual product--to know the formulation. Is it a frost? A matte? A shimmer? I have no idea! Also, there are no safety packaging on the lipsticks to keep people from opening up the product and swatching them. You sort of have to guess and hope that no one has touched it yet. That makes me hesitate.
The packaging is adequate. It feels cheap. But the product itself is a really good deal for the price. It isn't overly moisturizing but it does dry beautifully on the lips. It lasts about four to six hours on average. I have mixed feelings about Maybelline lipsticks but it doesn't have anything to with the actual product. All of the shades I own are great.
"Yummy Plummy" looks significantly different on the lips than it does in the tube. It is by far the darkest shade that I own. It is a warm plummy, nudey-brown color. I know it's probably not the color for everyone but I think that it looks really nice in the fall or winter--especially under a pale pink or nude lipgloss.

Elle Fanning's Street Style

Elle Fanning in New York City wearing dark brown ankle booties, form fitting printed pants, blue long sleeved top layered under a multi-colored striped jacket [left]. Elle Fanning in Sherman Oaks wearing subtle black booties, dark wash skinny jeans, a simple black belt, a watch with a printed wrist-band, and baggy white tee [right].
Elle Fanning in Studio City wearing a striped black and white dress, very small black wristband, and dark brown mary-janes heels [left]. Elle Fanning out and about in California wearing a Andy Warhol inspired Kiss tee, large frame red glasses, pastel yellow pleated maxi skirt, multi-colored bracelets, and white strappy flatforms [right].
What do you think of Elle's style? Which look is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below! Check out my second blog! Chat with me on twitter! Become my friend on Facebook!

Friday, July 13, 2012

MAC "Viva Glam V" Lipstick Swatch + Review

 As random as it sounds, MAC Viva Glam V was my first MAC lipstick. It isn't a cult classic like Myth or Cream Cup. But I first bought it years ago. I had jsut started getting into makeup and I had become obsessed with beauty videos on YouTube. If there was one thing that they were constantly raving about, it was MAC lipsticks. We don't have a MAC store near where I live but we do have a MAC counter in our local Macy's. I walked in having no idea what I wanted to get, I just knew that I wanted one.
I asked the woman what lipsticks she would recommend. I also remember being put off when she picked up this shade. It looks like a horrible muddy brown at first look. I thanked the woman but mentally told myself that I would pick something else when she wasn't looking. But then I swatched it on my hand--I had seen many Youtuber do this--and I saw that it was this beautiful shimmery pink color. If it looked gorgeous on the hand, it looks even better on the lips.
Viva Glam V is one of those no fuss, no muss colors. Slap it on and you're good to go. As you can tell, it is a very well-loved color. I'm so glad that the woman recommended it because I never would have given this shade a second look. It is subtle and I think it would look fantastic on any skin tone. I would considered it a "your-lip-color-but-better" shade. I really can't say enough good things about it. Lately I've been trying to try a lot of new products so that I can review them but I had sort of forgotten about my old loves. It now has a place of love in my purse.
It also helps a worthy cause. In case you didn't know, proceeds from every purcahse of a Viva Glam lipgloss goes towards the MAC AIDS Foundation. It is the best of both worlds. I think everyone can agree that the fight against AIDS is a worthy cause. What MAC lipsticks is your favorite? I might be expanding my collections sometime this summer and I would love to hear your thoughts!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence's Street Style

Jennifer Lawrence visiting the doctor's office in Los Angeles wearing light brown worker boots, fitted dark wash skinny jeans, a speckled grey oversized cardigan, pleated cream top, and Rebecca Minkoff Perf Weave MAC Bag [left].
Jennifer Lawrence leaving the Westside Media Center wearing nude pumps, flared denim jeans, a striped black and grey top, fitted navy blazer, dark oversized sunglasses, and Mulberry bag [right].
Jennifer Lawrence in New York City wearing a sheer low-cut top, bold red skinny belt, button up navy A-line skirt, and white cut-out heels [left].
Jennifer Lawrence arriving at LAX wearing a pleated white top, crisp white blazer, medium wash denim flares, nude pumps, and a nude Mulberry bag [right].
What do you think of Jennifer Lawrence's street style? Have you seen The Hunger Games? What did you think? Please check out my review of the book on my second channel. Do you agree or disagree with me? I know I've asked a lot of questions but I really, really want to hear what you guys think!
Photos courtesy of jenniferlawrence.org

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Emma Roberts' Street Style

Emma Roberts getting coffee at Starbucks in Los Angeles wearing suede grey booties, light-wash denim skinny jeans, oversized knit cream sweater, simple white tee, light blue leather hobo bag, and greige printed beanie [left].

Emma Roberts out in Hollywood wearing grey suede booties, fitted black skinny jeans, simple black tee, velvet red cropped jacket, oversized brown sunglasses, and nude leather purse [right].

Emma Roberts getting coffee at Coffee Bean wearing bold red flats with bow embellishments, fitted daark-wash skinny jeans, simple white tee, marooon suede PS1 bag, delicate gold horse charm necklace, assorted bracelets, and brown oversized sunglasses [left]. 

Emma Roberts in West Hollywood wearing animal print platforms, sherr thigh-highs, rolled up distressed denim shorts, medium brown leather handbag, slouchy simepl black sweater, assorted bracelets, and dark avaitor sunglasses [right]. 

What do you think of Emma's style? Do you have a favorite look? Tell me in the comments below! I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please don't forget to check out my second blog and chat with me on twitter! 

Photos courtesy of

Friday, July 6, 2012

Olivia Palermo's Street Style

Olivia Palermo walking her dog in New York City wearing black Ray Ban Wayfarers, Tibi cheetah coat, simple white top, light wash denim cut-offs, and Stuart Weitzman "Whiskerlo" flats [left].
Olivia Palermo out and about in Brooklyn wearing a military inspired jacket, simple white top, simple nude flats, basic skinny jeans, and a white Gerard Darel tote bag [right].
Olivia Palermo out and about in NYC wearing Paige Denim olive skinny jeans, Mulberry stitched bow pumps, oversized white tee, olive jacket with leather sleeve details, dark sunglasses, and a structured tan handbag [left].
Olivia Palermo walking her dog out in the city wearing a tie-dye midi dress, Rebecca Minkoff oversized lime green sweater, black sunglasses, a wide yellow belt, muted blue Dior bag, printed ballet flats, and gold jewelry [right].
What do you think of Olivia's style? Which look is your favorite? I love the bottom left look and the top right one. But I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dakota Fanning's Street Style

Dakota Fanning leaving her NYC hotel wearing a sheer button up white top, delicate chain necklace, large chain bag, turquoise skinny jeans, geometic dark sunglasses, and black flats [left].

Dakota Fanning out and about in Greenwich wearing oversized dusty pink blazer, V-neck draped top, khaki shorts, black wayfarer sunglasses, medium height socks, and distressed work boots [right].

Dakota Fanning in NYC wearing a printed mazi dress, light blue blazer, delicate necklace, large black chained bag, and dark brown work-boots [left].

Dakota Fanning at LAX airport wearing a black beanie, white tee, leater jacket, medium sized messenger bag, distressed black skinny jeans, and platform booties [right].

Photos courtesy of dfanningsource.com

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Team USA Nails

 Happy almost Fourth of July! America is another year older. And to celebrate I made this cute nail tutorial for those who feel the need to display their patriotism on their fingers!

You're going to need. A top coat, a base coat, nail polish remover, Q-tips, and a chopstick/tooth pick--something that you can make small dots with. You're also going to need a blue polish, a red polish, a gold polish, a white polish, and an optional sparkly top coat. I'm using Sally Hansen "Hard to Get" [white], China Glaze "Ruby Pumps" [red], Nicole by OPI "Listen to Your Momager" [blue], Nicole by OPI "Glitter in My Stocking" [gold], and OPI "Servin' Up Sparkle" [sparkly top coat]. 

Apply a base coat. Then paint your pinky, middle finger, and thumb with the blue color. Paint your ring finger and pointer finger white.

 Using the chopstick or the toothpick, make gold dots.

Then draw on line using the red polish. Polishes with smaller brushes will be easier to work with. That is one of the reasons I choose China Glaze "Ruby Pumps". Also, don't worry about getting red on your skin because we will remove all of that later with nail polish remover. For those who are nail art masters, just stay inside the lines and you should be fine.  After you remove the red polish, you can stop here.

But I decided to add a sparkly top coat on top of the blue fingers. In my mind the gold dots are fireworks in the sky and the glitter makes it look like the starry night. It really adds a beautiful touch. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I hope you have a FANTASTIC Fourth of July. These nails would also be really cool to sport during the Olympics to show your support of Team USA!
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