Saturday, December 31, 2011

YAY!! I Finally Have the Internet Back (For Real!!)

Yes, it's true. After about a month sans internet, I FINALLY have it all set up in my new apartment! To all my lovely readers, I'm super sorry that I haven't kept you entertained with my sassy scribbles for this long!

I have oodles of stuff to write about--TONS of giveaways, reviews and other fabulous things. Stay tuned, ladies!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sorry, Ladies!

I've had no internet for the past couple of weeks!  Needless to say, I've been basically dying without my internet fix. Everything should be running smoothly now though!

You can look forward to oodles of giveaways (some Kamibashi String Dolls might be in the mix!) and tons of reviews.

Stay tuned!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sealed With a Kiss!

Wrapping gifts is absolutely my fave part of the holiday season.  Well, other than the shopping and the actual giving of the gifts...

I love getting all creative with it.  I'm seriously so obsessed with wrapping gifts that often times, my fam will unload their unwrapped gifts on me for some fabulous Alana-style wrapping.  In the past, I've even wrapped gifts that were for me. That's how awesome I am at gift wrapping. [End of bragging sesh].

This year I was super excited when I found these adorable Glossful Greetings Gift Tags from Avon..Each set includes five gift tags with one application of their gorgey Glazewear Lip Gloss in Iced Pink (a shade that looks great on nearly all skintones).  It's great to keep in your purse for lip gloss emergencies, which are quite a normal occurrence in my life, and the tag itself is super cute!

Each pack of five gift cards is $4.99.  So that's like $1 a pop (I'm such an amazing mathematician, right?!), for a really unique touch to any gift.  That said, I'd prob go with something different for your dad's gift...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Michael Kors and Estee Lauder Team up for a Fab GWP!

If there are two things I love in this world, they are makeup and designer bags. Put them together and chances are, I'll have a seizure of delight!

This holiday season, Estee Lauder and Michael Kors have come up with this amazing gift with purchase.  The bag itself is incredibly gorgeous--I'd probably spend over $100 for that alone.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I'd sell my soul for it. It's the perfect clutch for a night out. 

The makeup that comes with it is gorgeous too.  Estee Lauder's cosmetics are always of the best quality and this set is no exception.  All of the colors are universally flattering and look super fabulous on every skintone.  The packaging is even super pretty.  Who doesn't love makeup that comes in adorable gold casing??

So to get the set, all you need to do is spend $50 on an Estee Lauder fragrance purchase (which is super easy and nearly all of their scents are incredible).  Then the set is under $40.  It sounds like a hefty chunk of change, but for what you get it's definitely worth it.

Here's what comes in the set:

  • Golden Eye & Face Compact (Pure Color EyeShadow in Pretty Penny, Nude Fresco, Sugar Biscuit, Safari Green, Hot Cinnamon and Kenyan Copper, plus Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer)
  • Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick (full-size, in Tiger Eye)
  • Pure Color Gloss (in Wired Copper)
  • Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil (great for smoky eyes, in Onyx)
  • 2 Deluxe Makeup Brushes (Blush and Eyeshadow)
  • Michael Kors Signature Cosmetic Bag
You can also choose the color of the bag.  It comes in gold (my personal fave), silver, and pewter.  I might just have to somehow get them all.

My game plan?  Buy a bottle of lovely perfume as a Christmas gift for someone, and keep the gift set as a gift for moi! Win-win! Not bad, right?!

As always, quantities are limited.  So get shopping, ladies!!

(Oh, and P.S.: the set is worth OVER $170!)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Add This to Your Christmas List: OPI's New Muppet Collection

I absolutely love the Muppets.  And now that they've got a new movie out (eeee!), OPI has come out with an amazing new polish collection that's completely Muppet-inspired!
The polishes are super cute--they're all chock full of chunky glitter, which is fabulous for the holidays.  Here are a few of my fave hues:

Divine Swine
is, hands down, my fave shade in the entire collection! It has everything I could possibly want in a nail color.  It's full of gorgey pinkish-purple chunks of glitter, with a bit of silver mixed in.  It looks great on it's own (though I did need to use three coats for this result), or layered over a bright pink polish.

Fresh Frog of Bel Air
is basically Kermit in a bottle. The shade of green is fantastic.  I can definitely see wearing this out for an evening on the town.  It's unique, fabulous and looks surprisingly great on everyone.

Gone Gonzo!
is the perfect bright blue shade. It's similar to the other polishes in the collection, but I found that I actually got more color with fewer coats, for some reason.  This is another shade that looks great over other blue polishes.  I actually tried it over white and loved the results, as it made the blue stand out and look even brighter.

Rainbow Connection
is def the most wearable in the set.  It's full of different-sized chunks of glitter in every color imaginable. This is my top pick for a New Years Eve polish!

The whole collection is amazing.  Who doesn't love chunky glitter??

The polishes are available at professional salons and spas nationwide including national chains Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA for about $8 each.

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