Wednesday, August 17, 2011

haul monitor - urban decay cosmetics

Liquid Liners x 3 - $7/ea, originally $18/ea

Cream Shadows x 8 - $3/ea, originally $17/ea

 Loose Pigments x 5 (in Goddess, Gunmetal, Rockstar, Protest) - $1/ea, originally $20/ea
Big Fatty Mascara (waterproof) x 2 - $10/ea, originally $20/ea
Clean & Sober Oil-Free Makeup Remover x 3 - $3/ea, originally $18/ea

I, admittedly, went a little overboard here, but the prices were just too good to pass up. from

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

hello, dolly

Aching for this L*Space 'Dolly' fringe bandeau bikini top. Saw a girl rocking it at Point Pleasant Beach a few weeks ago and stalked it out online (thanks, Google). I NEED THIS! from

Monday, August 15, 2011

stop and shop

We drove down to Pennsylvania this weekend to visit Jay's parents and stopped at Pat Garrett's Sheepskin Shop off of Route 78 West. We've stopped in before and always marvel at the endless racks of sheepskin coats, leather biker jackets and chaps and rooms full of boots, slippers and hats and racks of belts, gloves and fox tails.

This is a quick iPhone shot of my first purchase at the shop, which I made this weekend; a totally amazing leather studded women's biker jacket. I fell in love with it almost immediately and tried it on a few times before finally deciding to get it. It's got a removable thinsulate lining that zips out and has some awesome zipper, buckle and pocket features and details. I really love it and got it for an amazing price. It was the last one left in my size, so it was kind of meant to be!

The shop itself is really very special; definitely not something I've ever experienced before. I took a bunch of photos with my phone and have just started to obsess over using Instagram, so I definitely plan on doing a full post on the shop soon. Stay tuned!

Friday, August 12, 2011


I've been hearing great things about the blushes from La Femme and finally decided to order some. The blushes are $3 each, but if you get them in the pan only they are $2.50. I wanted so many that I decided to create a custom palette of my own through a feature offered by Makeup Mania called The Palette Lab. The 12 blush palette is $35. You can pick each of the colors you'd like included in your palette and you can even arrange them in the order of your choosing.

My final blush choices were Fuchsia, Framboesia, Magenta, Mandarin Red, Red, Golden Sunset, Redwood, Sienna, Clove, Grape, Purple Passion and Bordeaux. From the quick swatches I did, I can tell that they are highly pigmented and they seem to be pretty long lasting considering the trouble I had removing them from my fingers and hand. I can't wait to dip into this palette!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Longing for Lady Gaga's new Heartbeats headphones, by Beats by Dr. Dre, available here. from

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

in case

I got this super cute Betsey Johnson laptop case from Ideeli last week. I love it! from

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

swatch watch - urban decay 15 year anniversary eyeshadow collection


I was so excited about this collection mainly because I really love the other three Urban Decay palettes that I own (Naked Palette, Black Palette, Deluxe Shadow Box). I've been so pleased with the quality of the Urban Decay shadows, in terms of color and pigmentation, but also because they are so long lasting. I can do an endless variety of looks with them and am still discovering new color combinations and have pretty much abandoned my other shadows in favor of those in my Urban Decay palettes. The other reason I was super excited about this collection is because it features 15 all new colors.

This particular palette retails for $55 and contains 15-0.05 oz shadows; so the price of each shadow is about $3.66. Urban Decay individual shadows retail for $17 each and are also 0.05 oz.

Aside from being a fantastic bargain, the packaging of the collection is gorgeous the shadows themselves are beautiful. I'm especially loving the blues, greens and purples. The palette contains the following shadows (descriptions from

Midnight Rodeo - Medium metallic brown with silver and gold glitter
Midnight 15 - Oyster pearl with silver glitter
Vanilla - Shimmery white gold
Flow - Soft peach shimmer
Chase - Metallic bright bronze
Tainted - Pale matte purple with golden shimmer
Junkshow - Bright pink with fuchsia shift
Omen - Shimmery metallic bright purple with blue shift
Evidence - Deep metallic blue
Deep End - Bright teal shimmer
Deeper - Deep shimmery golden brown
M.IA. - Soft shimmery dark brown
Ace - Dark gunmetal shimmer
Blackout - Darkest, most saturated black
Half Truth - Shimmery smoky purple

Get yours now from Sephora, Ulta or Urban Decay.

Friday, August 5, 2011


I'm loving these super chic 'Radiccal' peep toe pumps. Trying these on, in store, is definitely on my to-do list. from

Thursday, August 4, 2011

leopard biker


I've been drooling for days over this killer ASOS leather biker jacket with leopard pony hair panels from

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

haul monitor - cosmetics company store

The Cosmetics Company Store, which I first spoke about here, is my all time favorite place to shop for makeup because the prices are simply unbeatable for the brands offered. I did a good amount of damage and scored some awesome deals on really great products, some of which are no longer available for sale at regular retail locations.

MAC Mineralize Blush in 'Band of Roses' : Retail - $23, Paid - $16.25
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Petticoat' : Retail - $28, Paid - $19
MAC Mineralize Blush in 'Chic Couple' : Retail - $23, Paid - $16.25
MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation in NW47 : Retail - $29.50, Paid - $20.75
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF 12 in 'Almond 7' : Retail - $40, Paid - $28
MAC Cremesheen in 'Fashion Whim' : Retail - $18.50, Paid - $13
MAC Dazzleglass Creme in 'I.Want.Candy' : Retail - $18.50, Paid - $12.75

Special thanks to Jay for agreeing to stop at the outlets simply so I could unnecessarily purchase more makeup and for patiently waiting while I looked at everything in the store at least three times before finally checking out.

It's his birthday today! Happy Birthday, Jay!