Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Product Rave: Benefit Hello Flawless

I just HAVE to rave about this product. Benefit's Hello Flawless is by far the best powder I have used in forever it seems. The powder comes in six shades and my shade, "I'm Cute As A Bunny" Honey, is a perfect match. The compact comes with a brush and a sponge. The brush really isn't that great of quality by I use my powder brush to put the powder on if I am wearing foundation. If I am just running out of the house or if I am not wearing foundation, I can use the sponge and get, wait for it, Flawless coverage.  In addition to the coverage and application this product gives, it also offers SPF 15. 

The bottom line is that this product is smooth, offers great coverage, whether you are a foundation wearer or not, and lasts a long time, with or without a primer.

This is def a must-have!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Weekend steals...

After a rather crappy and boring week, my peep and I decided that it was time for some retail therapy and this weekend was a GREAT shopping weekend. I got a lot of good deals. Check them out...

This shirt in grey for work from Banana Republic. I got another shirt but I can't find a pic. I have been dying for the Banana work dresses but didn't have any success with the fit or sizing. :-(.

These wedges from Banana Republic. I have been lusting for these for months and they finally went on sale! (Original price was $120 and while some may say I have somewhat of a shopping problem, I am way too hard on work shoes for $120) YaY!!

I also got black pattern tights and a deep purple color tights also from BR. Can't wait to wear with a black pencil skirt!

I LOVE the Barbie make-up from Stila. I got these smudge pots in blue and purple. The colors are very vibrant. I'll post a pic when I do my eyes in this. I also was low on my mascara so I picked up Dior Show Blackout at Sephora.  Stila had a set of powder, blush, lip gloss, lip stick, lip stain, and eyeliner for $38 that I got also, it was a great deal.

I got a SUPER cute pair of purple satin pumps for my work Christmas party but no luck finding a picture online so I took my own. I think they will go perfectly with my black strapless bubble hem dress I am planning to wear. I just need to keep my eye open for a purple statement necklace to go with. 

I don't know if it's the recession or what but the sales were GREAT! To say the least, all the crap from this week has been forgotten.

"I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist."  ~Tammy Faye Bakker

Saturday, September 26, 2009


So I am weirdly in love with sequins, what is not to love. I have never really ventured out to purchase or wear any sequins because I always thought they were too "out there" but I am so in love with these leggings...

I am a little skeptical what to wear them with but Kate Walsh is rocking a pair in this pic.

Heidi Klum even wore some on this week's Project Runway.

Victoria looks hot in a pair here also.

This would be a great night out look, I think I am sold! What do you think...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

All things FALL...

Being the first week of fall, I must say that I cannot wait for at least a slight wave of cooler air. Fall is my favorite season of all. I love the smells that are associated with fall – cider, pumpkin, fresh air, and Thanksgiving Dinner of course. I also love fall fashion and while I am a huge sucker for sunshine and summertime and all of the fashion that surrounds them, I love love love the opportunity to don leggings, boots, and a great tunic. Also I must say all of the great OPI colors for the fall leave me with the best manicured (self-manicured I must say) nails I ever have. Here is my list of all things fall...

1.   Weather - While us Floridians do not experience a typical fall, we sure can tell a difference when the humidity cracks. We are able to sleep with the windows open, enjoy walking the dog without breaking into a sweat, and just enjoy the outdoors and what it has to offer.

2.  Eating outdoors - From May to October, all meals must be consumed indoors to avoid the ever so unattractive sweating while eating. Once fall weather rolls in, we are able to enjoy outdoor cafes, drinks on the patio, and socialization with friends out in the open air. There are restaurants we don’t even visit for the mere fact we would have to eat inside so this is def one of my faves about fall.

3.  Fall fashion - This is a big one for me. I start “fall shopping” in July to stock up and be ready for that first sign of fall. This year I am most excited about leggings (once again), riding boots, jewel tones, embellished flats (which I’m still in the market for), and plaid in general.
These embellished flats are cute but I think I am still on the hunt for some...

4. OPI - Fave’s for the season are Barefoot in Barcelona, Manicurist of Seville, Give me Moor, Can you Tapas this? Last years that will be coming back are of course Louvre me Louvre me not, Eiffel for this Color, and We’ll Always have Paris.

5.  Holiday Season anticipation - Getting geared up for the Holiday is so exciting.  Planning family get together’s, Christmas shopping, decorating the house, and attending Holiday parties gets me excited every year.

6.  Comfort Food - Homemade breads, All things Thanksgiving dinner, soups, and pies.

7.  Halloween - Costume is picked out and purchased. I love the opportunity to dress up and leave the real world behind, even if for just one night.

8.  Fall TV - This year is a doozie and the list goes as follows:  Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Project Runway,  90210,  So You Think You Can Dance,  Gossip Girl,   

9. Vacation - This year we are re-creating our honeymoon. Three years ago, DH & I went to Beaver Creek, CO in November and we are doing that again this year with friends. I cannot wait! Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the U.S.

10.  Happiness - Overall fall makes me happy; whether it is temps, what I am wearing or who I am spending time with. Fall makes me thankful for all I have been given in this world and that starts with you, DH!


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