Friday, September 30, 2011

Prime Time

I just realized how I completely left out which primers I use in my Make-up Madness post. Oops!! (Actually this is what happens when I’m using to finish a post before getting caught at the office.)

The three primers I rotate are Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Spf 15 zand L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base Face Primer Cream.

I prefer the Hard Candy and Smashbox when I need light coverage or when I’m only going to me made up for a short period of time. The L’Oreal provides thicker coverage, which I like when I need long-lasting wear.

The past few days, I’ve been using NYX Cosmetics Studio Perfect Primer. I’m very indifferent about it. I think it’s making my make-up slide off & my skin appear shiny. I’ll give it a few more tries & I’ll keep you updated on the turnout.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Currently Coveting: Fall 2011

Fall 2011 Wishlist

As I've mention before, my camera is dead. Apparently, the warranty does not cover "incidentals" meaning, I'm not really sure when I'll be getting a new camera and can post outfits. Until I figure this out, I though I'd share with you some of the items I am dying to have in my closet this season.

Most of these pieces are perfect for day or night, which is exactly what I need. The flats are for work only, of course. I am obsessed with chiffon anything right now & cannot wait to stock pile it into my closet. I recently broke my wallet & really like this Hobo one. These twill pants (& many more like them) will also come in handy while at the office. For the past few seasons, I've wanted a faux fur vest a la Rachel Zoe. & I've finally committed to purchasing one. Lastly, I can't go wrong with an LV tote or chunky gold jewelry- these don't need an explanation.

Essentially, this is my fall wishlist. What are you craving for fall?!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Make-Up Madness

I’ve gotten a few inquiries about my makeup. First, thanks for even noticing, let alone commenting on it! Second, I’ve decided to share what products I use. Since my camera is broken, I can only show you shots of the item I use online and not my actual make-up stash.

After I cleanse and all that good stuff, I ALWAYS start with primer. I’ve got naturally oily skin so anything I can do to prevent this is a bonus. This may not work for everyone, bur what works best for me is to rotate between a few primers daily. These are the ones I use:

I typically do not wear foundation. I simply dust my face with Bare Minerals Matte Foundation and of course the Mineral Veil. I like to use Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in black . I line both the top & bottom rims. I don’t normally wear mascara daily, but when I do I reach for Diorshow. I curl my lashes everyday (mainly because if I don’t, they rub against the lenses of my sunglasses, which feels weird lol). I think the curler I currently use is made by Revlon, but I’d much rather have this gold one by Shu Uemura.
When it comes to blush, the more the better. My favorites are pinkish/mauve-y ones. I don’t’ have a specific brand for this, I go by color because it’s hard to find the perfect shade, so I generally mix a few together. I then top whatever blush I use with a few light layers of Nars Laguna Bronzer.
For a casual look, I simply use Simth's Rosebud Salve. To keep my lips smooth, a few times a week I exfoliate with Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliant. I’ve just recently gotten into wearing lipstick. I try to wear a little color, but I still haven’t quite found the perfect shade. I keep experimenting.

And there you have it, my make-up. I recommend these products, which can all be found at either a drugstore or my fave, Sephora.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

There May Be Hope

I actually picked out this skirt & flats at Target while I was hoping to find some leftover Missoni pieces. My Target was completely raped of the designer, which made me extremely sad. But there's some hope! According to the store, Target will be replenishing its Missoni stock- just be sure to check stores early & often. YAY!!

This is a typical outfit I wear to the office. Unfortunately the skirt is a tad too big, but fortunately it's a size 2. All my gym/cardio time is paying off- my body's never been so toned. Luckily, I remembered I had this Theory shirt which complements the skirt very well.

Speaking of Theory, I wrote an article for CocoKouture featuring Oliver Theyskens' Spring 2012 collection. Be sure to check that out, it should go live tomorrow.

Shirt: Theory
Skirt & Flats: Target

Directing my photog, obvi.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Coming Soon...

I am FINALLY back to blogging. Actually, I decided to start posting outfit pictures, then I broke my camera. So I will be back, just not sure when. But when I return, there will be a few changes & I'm excited about them!

A lot has happened in the past few months, the biggest it that I moved. I'm finally starting to settle into my new city & apartment & job.

These photos were taken in my new office by one of my coworkers. The only thing I don't like about my job is the dress code (& the fact that I work 8-6, yuck). I'm required to wear closed-toe flat shoes. I am NOT happy about this... but I will make due.

Aside from having a broken camera, my computer is nearing death. So sad. Hopefully, this won't hinder my posts too much. Until I return, re-read my posts and head over to CocoKouture to read my articles. Until next time...

Cardi: Forever 21
Tank & Scarf: H&M
Pants: Charlotte Russe 
 Shoes: Gap