Saturday, April 28, 2007
If you're looking for eye shadows that will make a splash at the beach, you've found it! Bobbi Brown's "Surf & Sand" eye palette is perfect for a night on the town, or for a stroll on the boardwalk. You can either use all of the shades separately, OR mix them together to create a custom golden blue hue. The shadows are shimmery and go great with summer's bronze glow look.
I just found another great summer tote (delema! I might have to get a few different ones)!
This is designed by Rafe (an upscale designer who makes cheaper items for Target). It is great quality and looking at it, you would just assume that it cost over $100. But no, It is a small price of $39.99.
As with Gap's Seahorse bag, I love this because it has an unexpected splash of color, yet it will match practically everything in your spring wardrobe.
I'd pair this with some chunky gold bangles for a rockin' daytime look for work or play.
However, I did a bit of browsing today and I must say that I enjoy their large tote with seahorses on it.
I don't know exactly why I love this bag. It just seems like a tote that will go with everything, but yet it isn't in a predictable black, or plain straw material. I like that it looks a bit worn, and most of all, I LOVE that it is only $39.50.
Well, Urban Outfitters has come out with "Little Miss" t-shirts. They are really the best thing since sliced bread. I own the "Little Miss Bossy" one below:
It. Is. Amazing. I'm not really the type of girl who wears t-shirts a lot. I notmally stick to solid colors or groovy prints if I wear a t-shirt. But a tee that brings back a fond childhood memory? I'm there. Plus I am pretty bossy so when I wear it people don't mess with me. Wearing the shirt kills two bird with one stone. Or maybe three since it is also ridiculously fashionable.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
This necklace by Wet Seal is a great place to start. The charms are big, but not ridiculously overbearing. Everyone can pull this off.
Word to the wise? Don't go overboard with accessories if you wear apiece like this. Pair the necklace with a solid, deep purple top and some jean capris and nothing else. Well, maybe some black ballet flats (I know, I am obsessed). Nothing else is needed and the outcome is a chic outfit that works for day or night!
Posted by Alana Burr at 5:00 PM
First of all, it is packaged in pretend denim and I could almost imagine applying some mascara in public (which is a huge no-no, by the way) with this stuff. Simply because it is so cute. Also, the embroidered anchor on the brush handle totally fits in with this season's nautical trend.
I'm only a bit nervous about how the actual mascara works. The close-up of the brush looks like a piece of velcro and I'd be really worried about clumping with this. But it is honestly cute enough that I'll probably try it anyway.
Posted by Alana Burr at 9:29 AM
Monday, April 23, 2007
Today, I had to work so my outfit wasn't exactly up to par. That said, I did get a lil' summery. I worse some black pants, black strappy wedges, a black and white graphic-y babydoll top, and a chunky black necklace. Not too bad for my first spring/summer outfit of the year.
Mainly, I wanted to post about some Spring fashion trends in honor of this d-lish day.
So, here we go. My top 5 trends of the season.
Forever 21, $22.80
Floral prints. It sounds obvious for springtime, but this year you've got to run out and get yourself a little tunic or dress with a bold floral print. Find a piece with bright colors, rather than muted pastel hues.
Girlprops, $2.99 each
Posted by Alana Burr at 3:34 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Posted by Alana Burr at 10:43 AM
Saturday, April 21, 2007
That said, I have nothing against having a bit of a glow. Recently, I've become a huge fan of face highlighters. They are shimmery face powders that make your face look all glowy and full of life. Sephora does a good one that I use instead of blush. I use it in the rose trio, but they also carry a bronze version for you who are not pasty white.
This rocks and ultimatley makes your skin look flawless. Take my word for it.
Posted by Alana Burr at 3:35 PM
I used to wear false lashes almost daily in college. I'd wake up my friend, Caitlin, to put them on me before my early morning classes each and everyday to impress my latest class crush. But honestly? I now see that falsies are a bit much for classroom galas and work. I mean, fine--I still wear them for fancy dinners and weddings and the like...but for real life,I need a simple mascara that looks almost like falsies, but without so much drama.
I have found it.
Meet Fiberwig mascara, courtey of Sephora:
Apparently this was first used in Asian counties by women who wanted lashes but barely had any (and I really do feel their pain). What it does is deposit a combo of regular mascara along with actual FIBERS. You can see them as you put the stuff on. The fibers cling to your lashes and create a "wig-like" effect. Not as extreme as false lashes, but much more extreme than drugstore mascaras. This stuff sells for around $20, which is a little pricey, but definatley worth it.
Now you can bat your pretty eyes with the best of 'em.
Posted by Alana Burr at 11:44 AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I've been looking at a lot of the new spring lines that are out and I have to say--I'm a fan. I mean, I'm a bit sad that leggings are still in the mix (even though I do own a pair--they just make my legs look like sausages). That said, I'm looking forward to all the great prints out there. Flower prints are supposed to be huge (as always in the spring) but this year, there are so many sophisticated patterns. Even Target has some great tops!
Let the spring shopping begin!!!
Posted by Alana Burr at 4:21 PM
For some reason, I love online shopping. I am addicted. I guess I really like the idea of getting a present in the mail--even though I've already paid for it. It's just fun.
ANYWAY, my new love is the classic Clinique eye cream that I got. I forget the exact name, but they've had it for a while now and I tried a small sample of it a couple years ago but never had the money to buy the real thing. I don't really have the money now either, but I figured 'what the hell' and bought it anyway. well, let me tell you--it is amazing. it is so hard for me to find any skin care products that I can use on my face due to my excessive eczema and sensitive skin. But Clinique is fragrance free and merely makes my skin look as divine as it can possibly look.
I've been using the cream as a kind of base for eye makeup. Putting it on before concealer and eyeshadow really helps it blend better and stay on longer. At night, I've been slapping generous heaps of it on before bed and waking up to smoothy-smooth non-puffy eyes. d-lish.
Posted by Alana Burr at 4:15 PM
Let's cut to the chase, shall we? Basically, I'm obsessed with all things fashion and every single piece of makeup in the world. I've had a bit of time on my hands lately so I figured I might as well put my style knowlege and ridiculous obsessions to good use. I'll try to update this daily, and maybe even more depending on how much time I have. We'll have to see about that, I suppose.
But anyway, get excited to read my ridiculous style blogs. You're in for a real treat...
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