March 28, 2013

Blogging Hiatus

Greetings, all!

I've been blogging for quite some time - often around topics that give me much delight, including fashion, celebs, product reviews, sales, etc.

And while I certainly would still love to share some of my favorites in the categories above, I'm at a place in my life (working very full time with an adorable new kiddo) in which I can't dedicate enough time for proper, consistent posts. I would never want to keep up a blog "just because"...because that's just lame! Blogging deserves to be fun and inspired, not regimented and predictable.

If and when the mood strikes to kick up the blogging again, I hope you'll join me for some fashion and a giggle or two.


March 21, 2013

Celebrity Style Stalker: Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington. What a cute cute lady. And I have yet to be utterly disappointed in an outfit she dons...which is why I wasn't surprised to see this straightforward yet nicely put together ensemble she had on when she graced GMA a while back.

Short, a-line leather skirt with a bit of flounce? Check.

Cream, thick knit boxy sweater? Check.

Opaque black tights? Check.

Amazing Christian Louboutin high heeled brogues? Well, not quite. But we do the best we can.

Style stalk away, shop away...much more affordably.

March 11, 2013

Product Review: Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow, B-

Happy Monday to all! Up for product review today is an eye shadow I received as a BzzAgent - Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow. This convenient eyeshadow is served up in a twistable, crayon like form and retails for $8.99.

About Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow:

Anti-Oxidant Rich Formula Nourishes the Delicate Eye Area
  • Built-in primer prevents creasing, fading & smudging
  • Cream shadow instantly revives & brightens eyes
  • Sheer silky color with light reflecting pearls instantly brightens eyes
  • Ophthalmologist tested.  Safe for sensitive eyes.

My Review:

The Good: I love the concept - an easy to apply, sheer but pretty wash of color for the lids that doesn't crease or fade. And yes, this delivers on those fronts. It's goof proof and the Lasting Taupe (muted silvery taupe) is especially pretty layered under a smokey eye and smudged on the lower lash line.

The Bad: Well, the wash of color is incredibly subtle. As in the Constant Copper looked more like ballerina pink on my medium skin tone - read: barely shows up. It's also worth noting that you should avoid layering the crease proof shadow on top of itself as it will start an ugly product buildup.

The Verdict: B-. For an eyeshadow base, this is a pretty sweet product. However, if you're looking for true color impact, go ahead and skip this option.

February 25, 2013

Oscar Gold

Did you catch the Oscars last night? The celebs were out in style...and no Grammy-esque memo needed...private parts were seemingly on lock down.

It seems that, overall, most played it pretty safe. I definitely saw some lovely dresses, but nothing that really surprised me (a la Gwyneth Paltrow's white cape gown from last year).

Before we get to my three faves...I must note that I really did not enjoy Anne Hathaway's pink Prada gown. Worst dart placement. Ever. See for yourself.
Photo via Reuters
Nipplegate aside, here are my top three faves of last night's ceremony...

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu. Not a designer you see too often on the red carpet, but this gown's bodice detail and coral-red color are incredible.
Photo via Reuters
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive. How amazing is this dress?

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive
Photo via Reuters
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture and *the best* makeup and hair. Total beauty. Did she steal JLo's makeup artist for the night?

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture
Photo via Reuters
Honorable mentions include...Catherine Zeta Jones, Jessica Chastain and Charlize Theron!

Whose gowns did you love?

February 18, 2013

Super Sale at J.Crack...I mean J.Crew

PSA alert for all you President's Day shoppers...!

Whether you're working (sorry - boo!) or hanging in your PJ's watching reruns of Keeping Up With The Kardashians (sorry as well), J.Crew is having a great online sale. You can snag 40% off online final sale items with free shipping for any order with the code STYLE40.

Here are five picks that will transition beautifully into spring...!

Happy shopping, all!