Sunday, June 5, 2011

Loving This

If you haven't had the chance to listen to Lady Gaga's new album Born This Way, I highly suggest you do so.  At first I wasn't too excited about the album because of her choice in singles... But the album in it's entirety is just amazing! It's a great dance record with great beats, and the songs themselves are positive and fun.  I haven't been able to listen to anything else since it came out 2 weeks ago. Here is my favorite song, Heavy Metal Lover:

You can listen to her whole album on her YouTube channel if you're not convinced and/or don't want to buy the album itself.  But it's really great!  



Thursday, June 2, 2011

Betsey Johnson Swimwear 2011

Although here in southern California it hasn't really felt like summer, the new swimwear collections are all ready to go.  While trying on my swimsuits from summer's past, I realized that none of them fit me properly anymore.  I should be happy... It does mean I've lost a few pounds and I have an excuse to get a new swimsuit!

Obviously, my first place to look was at Betsey Johnson.  She really captures my girlie style without making me look too young.  While I have yet to purchase a swimsuit, I would like to show you guys my favorite styles.

This bikini top is absolutely adorable!  I love the red and white ribbon across the chest, almost reminds me of a picnic table.  Probably why this is called the Picnic bikini...

One of the things I love most about Betsey's swimwear is that there are always options.  In this case, you can choose from the skirt bottom (my personal favorite) or the regular bikini bottom.  The bows on the hips are such a great touch!

This is their Swan Lake series, and I really love the lace.  I would have a hard time deciding on either the regular top on the bandeau...

And of course, the skirt bottom would be my pick.

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For those of you who don't like to wear bikinis, Betsey also makes great tankinis and one pieces.  This one is my favorite.  I love the pattern and the bows on the chest.

Well, I have a lot to choose from this year.  Now I just have to try them on and pick the perfect one :)



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Perfect Shade of Pink

I've been having issues with my makeup since I decided to go very very blonde.  While I love the lighter shade, I find it really hard to wear makeup and not look like a Motley Crue groupie.  So after doing a little research I've learned that with light hair, light eyes, and fair skin, less is more.  I have always had a 5 minute makeup routine, so this wasn't much of a change.  It's more about choosing a hue that is more neutral which prevents a harsh color from washing my face out.  Lip gloss is my favorite part of my makeup routine, so I set out to get the perfect products for the perfect pink lip.  For all you blondies out there, a pale pink lip palate is the best choice.  I searched all products from all price ranges and these products are my absolute favorite:

I started by lining my lips with lipliner by NARS in Jilted Love.  When I went to Sephora, they informed me that they actually don't carry this shade.  So I went to the NARS counter in Bloomingdale's and they said it was on back order for over 4 weeks!  Thankfully, the NARS website had it and for 21 bucks it was all mine :)

 Next  I filled in my lips with Big & Healthy Lip Stick by Buxom in London.  This was easily available at Sephora for 18 dollars.  What I love about this product is that it actually improves the condition of your lips after about a week of using it.  I have a chapped lip issue, and this has definitely made a difference.

And finally, I use lip gloss by NARS in Turkish Delight.  I bought this at Bloomingdale's for 24 dollars. It's a perfect top coat and it lasts a really long time.

The end result...

It's a complimentary shade for an everyday makeup routine and I absolutely love it!  I'm glad I could share my makeup tips with my readers and if you have any favorites let me know!



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