Archive | July, 2011

Fall 2011 Nails

22 Jul

About the time August rears its swelter-y head I’m ready for fall. It’s still too hot to start buying fall clothes (unless I want to just let them sit in my closet for another two months) so I get my fall fix by buying makeup.

Today we’re going to concentrate on makeup for your nails! I scoured for some good pictures of runway beauty and pulled some of my favorite polishes that follow the trends.

Chanel Couture girls sported a gorgeous blue. Get a good match with Dior Tuxedo or OPI’s Yoga-Ta Get This Blue.

D&G models wore a flashy purple. I like Illamasqua in Poke and OPI for Sephora’s Domestic Goddess.

The girls at Gucci wore matching red lips and nails. OPI’s Vodka and Caviar and Chanel’s Dragon are both great picks.

Gray manicures were all the rage at Rag & Bone. Go with Rescue Beauty Lounge in Stormy and RGB in Steel for this look.

3.1 Phillip Lim kept it down to earth (as did many other fall 2011 shows) with a nude manicure.  You can’t go wrong with Butter London’s Yummy Mummy and Deborah Lippmann’s Naked.

Or just do what the Marc by Marc Jacobs models did and go au natural!

Obsessed: Speedy with a Strap

20 Jul

The top of my wish list right now is the Speedy 30 Bandouliere.

I love this bag. I started hearing rumors of a speedy with a strap at the beginning of the year. I’ve never been a huge fan of the speedy but I was curious. I dipped in one of the LV stores while I was in Las Vegas a few months ago and was shocked at how much the new version of this bag really delivered! The strap makes it much more wearable than the original! You can wear the strap long as a cross-body or you can remove a portion of the strap so it’s the perfect length for a shoulder bag. One of my favorite details is the leather stripe up the sides of the bag.

I’m Obsessed: Guerlain

20 Jul

I’ve always love Guerlain’s fancy packaging, but stayed away from it for the sole reason that it wasn’t a full line. If it doesn’t have eye shadows, how is it even considered a line? Amiright? That was my first mistake. (edit– Guerlain does have eyeshadows–My Sephora just doesn’t carry them. Whoops.)

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know how obsessed I am with Midnight in Paris. (And Woody Allen in general.) The movie was gorgeous. But one thing that kept catching my eye was Rachel McAdam’s makeup compact and brush that kept showing up in scenes! After seeing the white brush with pink bristles, I instantly knew it was Guerlain. (I wish I could find a picture from the movie, but it doesn’t seem to exist on the internets. I must be the only one that product placement works on.)

Her compact was equally chic. It’s a pressed powder form of the company’s famous Meteorites.

Meteorites are tiny, colorful balls of powder that blend together to diffuse light over your face to create a flawless complexion.

Not only are they fun to look at, those balls pack some serious punch!

I bought the brush and compact (I wasn’t kidding when I said product placement works on me) and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. It’s perfect for touch-ups during the day. As I mentioned in a post below, It’s HOT in the south–It only takes about half an hour outside before my forehead starts reflecting a camera flash.

I’m a huge fan of anything that gives you a perfect complexion and this does the trick. I’m definitely giving this my seal of approval.