Month: April 2014

OOTD: Ready for my closeup

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*This entry has been prescheduled to post while I am out of the country, so if you comment and I don’t reply right away, that’s why.*

When you work in Long Island City and are looking for places to shoot an OOTD, your choices are pretty limited. The day these photos were taken, Danielle and I meandered over to what turned out to actually be Silvercup Studios. Luckily, no one kicked us out! Alas, I was not discovered, and am still working my day job. Le sigh.

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What you can’t see is that the light above Stage B was lit, meaning they were taping behind there.

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Mini haul: Tom Ford Cheek Brush

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*This entry has been prescheduled to post while I am out of the country, so if you comment and I don’t reply right away, that’s why.*

Tom Ford Cheek Brush You guys know how I feel about my proper tools. I like to be able to apply my makeup with instruments that will work the best and get the most out of my products. So it was time to buy the Tom Ford Cheek Brush.

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Wishlist Wednesday #30 – Breton Stripe Dress

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*This entry has been prescheduled to post while I am out of the country, so if you comment and I don’t reply right away, that’s why.*

I’m just a bit obsessed with stripes. I’m not sure that you knew that about me. Just in case you’re not familiar…

DSC_1653 With flash 20131001_160514_1-2 I have one or two Marinière, or Breton stripe, shirts (like so [Petit Bateau is classic, obvi], but lately I have been hankering for a Breton stripe dress.

(The history of the Marinière is really interesting, if you’re a nerd like me. It was originally the uniform of the French navy [hence the “Marinière”], who hailed from Brittany [hence the “Breton stripe”. If you want to read more, I loved this article.)

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Haul and Review: Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-Lasting Eyeshadows and Kohl Pencil

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*This entry has been prescheduled to post while I am out of the country, so if you comment and I don’t reply right away, that’s why.*

Rouge Bunny Rouge is one of those under-the-radar brands that, when first reading the name on other blogs, I’d go, “What’s that brand called?! What IS that?!” But from everything I saw, I knew I needed to have some of it in my life. And I was right.

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LOOK AT THE PRETTTTTTIES

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Music Monday #30 – “Comme des Enfants” by Coeur de Pirate

*This entry has been prescheduled to post while I am out of the country, so if you comment and I don’t reply right away, that’s why.*

In preparation for my trip, I’ve been listening to a lot of French music. To try and absorb as much of the language as I can!

One of the first French-speaking singers I was introduced to, and still one of my favorites, is Cœur de Pirate, the stage name of Béatrice Martin. She has had shows in my area twice, and I have not been able to attend either. It makes me sad, because I really love her voice. Even when I don’t understand what she’s singing, I enjoy listening to her sing it.

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Expiration Dates

I’m getting on a plane tonight and heading for one of my favorite cosmetics-buying countries for two weeks, and it’s left me thinking about the other products I have at home. I read recently about people who threw out makeup because they were past their expiration date, and I thought to myself, “They put expiration dates on makeup?!”

Maybe it’s something I should be more aware of, but I want to know what you think.

Do you pay attention to makeup expiration dates? Do you throw products out after they’ve “expired,” or do you keep them anyway?

Personally, the only makeup I really replace regularly is mascara. I don’t get a new one every 3 months, as they advise, but I do change that up most often. I have bags of old makeup that I don’t use (and have been looking for a place to donate to, but more on that a different time), but I find myself periodically digging into the bags and pulling out old products I haven’t used in ages and am suddenly in need of again.

I personally feel that things like powder eyeshadows and blushes don’t go bad. Lipsticks are obvious when they’re past their prime—they’re not supposed to smell and feel like crayons!—but most everything else? Nah.

Anyway, bon voyage, lovely readers! I have posts scheduled for when I’m gone, but I’m not sure how often I’ll get to reply to comments. But please leave them anyway! 😉

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Review: The Balm How ‘Bout Them Apples Palette

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The Balm How 'Bout Them Apples Palette Birchbox’s program for bloggers, Birchbloggers (however did they come up with that name?! 😉 ), continues to impress me more than my monthly boxes did. I was lucky enough to win my third item for review, one that looked cute and adorable and I just wanted to have it, The Balm’s How ‘Bout Them Apples palette for cheeks and lips.

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FOTD: NARSissist eyeshadow palette in the field

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At long last, I have a look for you with the NARSissist eyeshadow palette, as promised. Though I have been featuring other products, I am getting a decent amount of use out of this. It was pricey, but I think it was a good investment. (There are just so many freaking palettes out there these days, with new ones released every week. It can make your head spin.)

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Don’t you love it when the real wind acts like a wind machine? 😉

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Wishlist Wednesday #29 – Alexandra Grecco tulle skirt

What could be better than a trip to Paris? Dressing like one of Dégas’s ballerinas in Paris! Keiko Lynn posted this photo on Instagram from her Paris jaunt, and I was immediately in love…with her skirt.

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Mini Haul: Ole Henriksen The Whole Truth Vitamin C Kit

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Ole Henriksen The Whole Truth Vitamin C Kit Look at this handsome trio! Now, I’m sure you’re wondering why I would need the Ole Henriksen The Whole Truth Vitamin C Kit when I have all that other skincare, but there is a method to my madness.

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