Thursday, May 31, 2012

Khloe Kardashian's Street Style

 Khloe Kardashian outside Jimmy Kimmel Live! wearing multi-colored graphic print Christian Louboutin pumps, sheer baby-doll black mini-dress, a graphic gold necklace, multiple rings in mixed metals [left].
Khloe Kardashian out and about NYC with her moth, Kris Jenner, wearing a long-sleeved black top, Haute Hippie sheer tan and black cardigan, Christian Louboutin lace-up boots, a delicate gold-chain bracelet, and a nude Givenchy messenger bag [right].
Khloe Kardashian at LAX wearing a Kardashian for Bebe animal print shawl/cardigan, dark AJ Morgan shades, Maison Martin Margiela black draped wedge boots, bright orange Chanel handbag, Wildfox Couture oversized sweater, and black leggings [left].
Khloe Kardashian leaving her hotel in New York City wearing a Whetherly Rosewood striped navy and white top, Current/Elliott light-wash denim capris, dark Ray Ban sunglasses, nude Alejandro Ingelmo cut-out wedges, and nude Givenchy messenger bag [right].
What do you think of Khloe Kardashian's style? Which look is your favorite? Please tell me in the comment below! Also, don't forget to check out my second blog!

Friday, May 18, 2012

OPI "Suzy Says Feng Shui" Swatch + Review

natural light, three coats 

I'm not quite sure about the name--I understand that being a part of the Hong Kong collection it needed a Chinese-ish name but I still don't think that it fits. Lately I've been really into blue polishes. If you couldn't tell by all the NOTD. But this one is probably my favorite. Eh...on second thought it is probably tied with Fly. But this is a true blue. I can't even think of something to compare it to. I had no problems with formulation or chipping or the brush. OPI did not disappoint. Some would argue that this color would be better suited for winter/fall but I think that it is bright enough to been worn in early spring/late summer. It really is a beautiful color--as you can no doubt see from the picture above.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

OPI "Jade is the New Black" Swatch + Review

three coats, natural light

This is a true, true green. Like St. Patrick's Day green. Or, since the Avengers was just released, a much darker Hulk green. Or for nature-lovers out there, a really beautiful forest green. I've been wearing this on my nails for the past week or so and it's odd. I first blogged about this color just after the Hong Kong collection was released. And I was OBSESSED with it. You read that post here. It's weird looking back and seeing how much my writing and taste has changed in two years.

Even after all this time I still like this color...but I'm not sure why I was so obsessed with it. Yes, it is pretty. And I do think it is an incredibly unique shade--I can't think of any other colors that are quite like it. Green isn't a very popular color in the nail polish world. Go figure. But I do think this color would be more appropriate for fall/winter. It isn't that dark in comparison to a lot of other polishes I own--Lincoln Park After Dark, My Private Jet, just to name a couple--but it is a little dark for spring, almost summer. Lately the weather has been in the seventies or higher sixties which is fantastic for Seattle this time of year. Right now I want to wear polishes that reflect that.

The formulation was great. No problem there. But the polish didn't have the best staying power. It was chipped pretty badly only after a couple of days. I didn't wear a top coat but normally OPI polishes last a little longer even without a top coat. Another odd thing: this color is not blue at all but when I would catch glimpses of it out of the corner of my eye I could've sworn it looked like I was wearing OPI Fly on my nails. I don't know what that was about but it kept happening. In conclusion, it is a great polish to have in anyone's collection. I just think it would compliment the darker, warmer colors I wear in the fall/winter as opposed to the neons and pastels I have been drawn to lately.

Sidenote: the next three weeks of school are going to be pretty hectic. Like, panic attack hectic. Since I still want to keep up with my blog AND pass all of my classes, I won't be posting any outfit of the days until after my last final. Those are personally my favorite posts to publish but they do take a bit more effort than NOTD or celebrity style posts or updates. So for the foreseeable future, that will be the main content on this blog. I hope you understand.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review

This is easily one of the best products I've ever recieved in any of my Birchboxes. Strike that. It was one of the best products I have tried--period. This product leaves my face so incredibly smooth that after I've used it, I can't stop touching my face. That's probably horrible for preventing acne but I can't resist. It is that smooth. I am not exaggerating when I say that this is a holy grail product. I. Love. This. Stuff.
It isn't abrasive. Actually when I first used it, I was worried that it wasn't rough enough. I could barely feel it on my skin. It comes as a fine white powder. I put about a nickel size amount of powder in my palm and I use water as needed. I had a rough patch of skin on my right cheek and the last time I used it, I paid special attention to that area. I could literally feel the skin softening under my fingers. It was amazing. It is supposed to be a daily exfoliant but the results can last up to three days. The biggest downside to this product--and it is extremely big--is the price. It is fifty dollars for twenty ounces. I'm going to be so sad when I run out of the sample size Birchbox provided. It will be difficult trying to justify paying that much money for a skincare product but I will probably eventually cave. This stuff is that good!

Although the powder formulation is a little annoying because it can get messy. But I must point out that Dermalogica was smart enough to make the top just a solid surface with a few holes to allow the product to slide through. Now, to the best of my knowledge there is no way to take this part off. But I don't really think there would be any reason to. This makes it easier to work with than other powder products I've worked with like the 100% Pineapple Enzyme Mask I recently reviewed. I don't need a spoon and I'm not as worried about pouring out too much. Downside? If you pour it is nearly impossible to get product back in the bottle. So, you still have to be careful.
If there is an odor, I haven't noticed one. It hasn't irritated my skin but I don't consider myself to have sensative skin. Out of all the reviews I've read online, I have heard nothing but great things from fellow bloggers and consumers. The only complaint I've seen is the price. I ADORE this product. It is so amazing. Have you tried any Dermalogica products? Please leave your suggestions in the comments below!
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