10.30.2012

Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Color in Gilded Rose Gold

Most recently I've been quite into rose gold, which I know is so 2011. But I couldn't resist myself when I swatched this gem at my local Laura Mercier counter. I would've bought all of these eye shadows if I wasn't on a budget, I mean I wasn't even supposed to buy any. But once I swatched this eye shadow I was amazed at how soft it was. And instantly I was sold. 
The feel and texture of these shadows is honestly what sold me most. It's very similar to the texture of Burberry's eye shadows. But I do also love the color. It's a very true rosey gold, and is a standout when applied just by itself. It has pearl/metallic finish with bits of micro gold shimmers. 

I also love the tufted pattern on these shadows. I forgot to mention that this is from Laura Mercier's Art Deco Muse Collection for Winter 2012.

I believe these retail for $24 and can be found at Nordstrom or any Laura Mercier retailer.

10.26.2012

What's On My Nails For Fall

I'm so relieved Fall is here in LA. Frankly, my power bill is relieved too. 

And well, along with the change of season comes the fun part of preparing a new Fall nail color line up. Or am I the only one who does that?...

Here's what I'll be wearing on my nails for Fall!
L-R OPI Goldeneye, Essie Bahama Mama, Butter London Wallis, Essie Going Incognito, OPI Live and Let Die, Orly Rage
Some lovely swatches. 

As you can see, I'm really into different tones/textures of green. From the antique gold/greenish Butter London Wallis to a more deep forest green with Essie Going Incognito, but I love OPI's Live and Let Die with its dark green/almost black with micro green shimmers. 

Of course a staple of Fall/Winter is a dark red and Essie Bahama Mama is gorgeous just about on everyone. I'm still waiting for Chanel's new holiday shade Malice, which should be coming in the mail any day now. 

Gold tones and rose gold are also on my radar for Fall. OPI Goldeneye is the perfect shimmery almost sequin looking gold. And of course the perfect rose gold shade hands down goes to Orly Rage.

I apologize if my pictures are a little wonky. I've given up on trying to get my hands on a nice camera and so hopefully my iPhone camera will be enough for now. 

Hope everyone's having a great Friday!
I luuve this illustration! 
(I would credit the artist but I don't know where this originated, help please!)


10.22.2012

Scentsational : Tocca Cleopatra

I've been on this perfume kick lately, and I wanted to share one of my all time favorite scents Tocca Cleopatra. I discovered this many years ago shopping through Anthropologie. I spritzed it on my skin and sweater, and the next day I wore the same sweater and could not stop sniffing it. I was also quite surprised at how long the scent lasted. Of course I immediately went back and bought a bottle.

I would say this is a very feminine scent. I gravitate towards fruity and floral fragrances and this fragrance is definitely more on the floral side. The notes that stand out to me the most are grapefruit, jasmine, musk, and vanilla. I understand that everyones body chemistry plays a large part in how each fragrance translates, and on mine this scent becomes more floral and much more sweeter. It gives off a very musky floral. A friend of mine tried this on her skin and it did not smell as sweet. I hear Narciso Rodriguez For Her and SJP Lovely are very similar.

I cannot tell you how many times I've been stopped and asked what my perfume was when I wore this fragrance. I remember when I used to work in retail, men would ask me what my perfume was so they could buy it for their wives. I've bought bottles of this throughout the years and I will probably continue to do so. I currently have it in solid form (pictured above).

The Tocca fragrance lineup is full of many gorgeous scents. If you guys were interested, I would try the mini trio's that they sell in a pack. I'm also in love with miniature perfume bottles so I've been trying to get my hands on one of the mini trio's it seems forever.

I believe Tocca is sold through Sephora and Barneys.

Have you tried Tocca fragrances?

PS. I'm hoping to start blogging more frequently. I apologize for my long absence, it's been a little busy these past couple of months for me. I also have to admit that I was on a bit of a makeup ban but who am I kidding, how can you avoid all these beautiful holiday collections?


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