Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quick N.Y.C. Haul

I went to the drugstore the other day for a birthday card and of course I had to leave with some cosmetics. Usually I'm not a big fan of N.Y.C cosmetics but I was pleasantly surprised when I glanced in their direction. They have revamped their line and now it looks more professional. They are like super cheap (I'm talking dirt cheap!) and I picked up a few items that I'm really happy with.
Here is what I bought:
From top (all from the N.Y.C. line):
Eye 2 Eye Color & Contour Shadows in Ink
In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish in Chinatown
Color Wheel Mosaic Bronzing Powder in Island Spice

I really needed a brow highlighter because all the whites I have at home seem to be dull. This pearly white is really pigmented so it deposits a lot of color. The black contour shadow is your basic black with a hint of shimmer, so it blends easily. I really love this duo because it's small and compact and easy to travel with. Plus it was a dollar! Can't beat that!

I am obsessed with the Quick Dry Nail Polish in Chinatown! I had been looking around for a dark purple almost black color and this is it!! I recently bought a nail polish from Forever21 called Black/Silver which looked really nice in the bottle but then when I put it on, it was almost matte. It had no shine to it. Then I found this one! It's exactly the color I was looking for! It's great for fall!! The picture doesn't really give the color any justice because it looks almost black here because of the flash. In reality the color is a really, really dark purple.

The bronzer is a little overwhelming to wear alone since it is a darker shade (for me anyways) but it's really nice to wear over your every day bronzer or foundation. If you lightly dust your face with a round powder brush, then it gives a subtle warm glow that reminds me of a summer tan!
I spent a total of $4.50 for these three items which is totally worth my trip to the drugstore! Do you have any other N.Y.C. products that are some of your faves that I should take a look at?

Hugs and Kisses!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kandee the Makeup Artist

This is just a quick post about Kandee Johnson. I don't know her personally but her blog and youtube videos are so much fun, and literally put a smile on my face everytime I read and watch them. She is so talented with what she does with makeup, and really is the inspiration for me to have gotten this blog started with her Go Get Your Dreams video. Her uplifting attitude and positive outlook on life is amazing!

If you haven't checked her out yet, here is her blog:

and her youtube channel:

She really does bring sunshine into your day!!
Thanks Kandee for being such an
inspiration to me and to so many others!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Who can afford Jimmy Choo? You!!

Jimmy Choo has decided to widen it's audience by creating a collection to be sold at H&M stores!! This fall the collection, which includes men's and women's clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories, will make it's debut. The line offers designer material at affordable prices. It includes leather, fur and suede. I'm personally excited for their stilettos! Below are some pictures that have leaked from the collection that will be in 200 stores around the world beginning November 14th. I'm not sure if any of the H&M stores by me will carry the line but I will definately be on the look out for it. Let me know if there is one coming to a store near you and what you think of the collection!

What do you think so far? I think every piece looks unbelievable! I am uber excited!