Friday, May 24, 2013

Fast Post Friday: Fingers Edition

Despite another rainy and gloomy day in NYC, my nails reflect the bright blue skies I was hoping to see more of this May. Ignore the mild chipping on my thumb (the side effects from lacking a dish washer). Chips or no chips, Nails Inc Baker Street truly is one of the brightest cobalt polishes out there.

Grab it at Sephora, or for $9.50. Similarly, you can use Essie's Butler Please (linked here at Target).

Happy holiday weekend my friends...I hope yours isn't as cold and wet as mine is going to be.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jungle Cat

The humidity levels in Manhattan yesterday made the city feel less like the Concrete Jungle, and more like an actual jungle. This meant there was no saving my hair once I left my apartment, but on the upside, it did create the perfect atmosphere for my DIY leopard manicure.

Nail Polish: Essie First Time & Haute as Hello. Black accents with Kiss Nail Art Pen

Monday, May 20, 2013

Blue Notes

Elena Perminova : top and trousers are Au Jour Le Jour, shoes are Valentino and bag is by Chanel. (image: vogue)
Gorgeous cobalt via What Do I Wear

Despite the fact wardrobe (mostly black) and apartment decor (red, green, black, and white) may indicate otherwise, blue is my ultimate favorite color. When I was younger I begged for a blue room, but my mother tried told me it would be much too depressing.

A little slice of nail polish heaven

One will certainly find proof of my lapis love in my predominantly blue nail polish collection, and recently the color has found its way into other areas of my makeup stash with the purchase of Chanel's Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Blue Note, a summer 2013 limited edition hue.

Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascaras
Blue Note on the right, image courtesy of Beautezine

While the last time I experimented with colored mascara was in high school (in the heyday of face glitter and Bonne Bell, I also regularly wore periwinkle and burgundy mascara by Make Up For Ever), I have now donned cobalt lashes for the past three Saturdays and I don't hate it. I may even need a backup supply because I think Rebs circa 1998 had the right idea.

Blue french tips and lashes are far from solemn - pardon my extreme Photo Booth close-up smirk

I have always been one to embrace bold makeup, and it is unlikely that is going to change...not just yet anyway.

Do you have a favorite color? Would you wear it on your lashes?

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bling Rings

Balenciaga it-rings Spring 2013 gold
Balenciaga S/S 2013 Rings. Image Courtesy of My Daily Edition

Just as an FYI, H&M is selling some Balenciaga inspired stacking rings at a cool $5.95 a set. I purchased in two sizes to ensure I could cover as many digits as possible.

If you managed to pick up those released earlier in the season, you can come pretty close to the original look, which would otherwise run you up to $750.

In other news, I finally satisfied my dainty ring craving from this summer, as exhibited by yesterday's finger fiesta.

Rings from Ula on Lexington, H&M, random shop on Bedford Ave in Williamsburg

Happy Weekend everyone!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Precisely Right

Apparently this year I have added beauty blogger to my repertoire (nail polish and lipstick costs less than shoes, you know), so I guess it is only fitting that I write a quick post about my favorite black liquid liner. My beauty routine has evolved to a point where my everyday "face" usually means winged liner and a bold lip, and the Maybelline EyeStudio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner is the perfect way to achieve my look of choice.

While a winged eye can take practice, Maybelline's felt tip liner makes it so much easier...and at $8, it doesn't cost too much to experiment. Despite trying to find an even cheaper alternative, after two failed attempts, I happily went back to the Maybelline.

With a nearly fool-proof application at the right price, it is now easier to master the perfect liquid cat eye.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Major Score

When wardrobe wants weigh me down, I try to remind myself that patience is a virtue. I believe in clothing kismet - if it is meant to be, it will be.

My desire to own a varsity jacket developed about 6 months ago when the trend first emerged. But, unsurprisingly, as it tends to be in the early stages before an item finds its way into the mainstream, I had trouble spotting a version that struck quite the right chord. (And trust me, I looked) There was a brief moment in November when I thought my search was over, ordering this jacket from Forever21, but it was returned shortly after it arrived.

varsity jacket
Image Credit Where Did U Get That
Image Credit Bloggersmag
Image Credit Because I'm Addicted
As a shopper who never gives up without a fight...or at least a good long hard wait, I kept my eyes and ears open for the item that would soon solve my sporty situation. Then, last Thursday, in my usual Google Reader scroll, I came upon this post by Diana of Dressed Up Alligators.

Not only did her Aeropostale jacket fill the varsity void, it was also majorly on sale. A few clicks and it was ordered, speedily appearing at my office Tuesday morning. So what better way to score a Wednesday win than with a little bit of team spirit. Talk about a cure for the varsity blues.

Aeropostale jacket with grandmother's pin. Super old Miss Sixty sling backs.

Go Rebs!