January 27, 2011

things I came across with...

So, today we had yet another snow day. And all I did was pick up my room a little, read some articles, googled some wedding ideas, and of course shopped. I found this next item to be very popular between few different designers and brands and of course prices range. So, look at this: the black wedge on the left is from Steve Madden ($99.95) and the one on the right is by DVF, is sold at shopbop.com ($295). Let's do the math.... it's $195.05!!!

Then I was also looking at bags, because I do love my Speedy 35, but I feel like I also need an everyday bag that I can put over my shoulder. And I came across this See by Chloe bag on My Wardrobe.com ($577) It's really lovely, but I'm not sure which color I like better.

And last and least expensive from this bunch is this necklace from shopbop.com. ($42)
Even though I felt like buying things, I decided to stop myself. So, no purchases as of right now.
I've been good to my wallet;)

January 26, 2011

Taking my new shoes out;)

This is funny, but I am still getting my Christmas gifts! My friend just came back from Ukraine and gifted me with this lovely pair of pumps. They are so cute! Thanks, Zhenya!!!

I wore: Zara coat, F21 dress, Target basic black tights, and Flamingo pumps.

January 18, 2011

My favorites from Golden Globes 2011

I love Emma's (Emma Stone) Calvin Klein dress!!! Only because of her dress I decided to do this post. I know it's very simple, but isn't it gorgeous?

Anne Hathaway in Giorgio Armani Prive

Angelina Jolie in Versace

Dianna Agron in J. Mendel

Mila Kunis in Vera Wang

Catherine Zeta Jones in Monique Lhuillier

Leighton Meester in Burberry

January 17, 2011

we are still celebrating

So, today was my boyfriend's real birthday. We were planning to go skiing again, but due to my work schedule for the week, it didn't work out. But a little get together with the fam, worked out pretty well.

I wore: ZARA - coat, scarf, pants, shirt, and shoes!!! Louis Vuitton - bag; Essie Mint Candy Apple on nails.

January 14, 2011

while I was away

{My boyfriends B-day!!!}

{Ukrainian Christmas}
{Movie Night}

January 13, 2011

today's hair do.

Just a quick post on the hair today. It took me about 20 min to braid my hair into this sleek braid. I wish it was more messy and funky. Maybe next time, I still need some practice.
I hope every one is enjoying their week so far, cause tomorrow is friday!!!!!

January 12, 2011

January 04, 2011

December 2010 Favorites!

Months of December was great! I got to try a lot of new products and some of them I am still checking out. But here are my new great discoveries, and some of them are REALLY GREAT!

1. EOS - lip balm($3.50 Rite Aid). Perfect lip conditioner to use in the morning right before getting your make up done. It softens lips just the right way.
2. Seche Vite -dry fast top coat( $10 beauty supplies stores). This top coat is insane! it works like magic! Remember I used to use Orly "in a snap"? Well, I still use it when I have more time to spend drying my nail, otherwise, it's SECHE VITE!
3. Seaweed Mattifying day cream ( $16 at the Body Shop). Oh the smell of this produc is what got me in the store! it has a very clean and fresh smell. On top of that it mattifies my skin. And even though it is winter and my skin is sort of dry, it still has that T-zone oil. With this day cream it minimizes the shine. Over all, great cream that give moisture and mattifies.
*** I noticed that, as long as I do not touch my face, it stays shine free, but if I rub it, in those spots I start seeing shine first.
4. Korres lip butter ($10 Sephora). This is such a good lip conditioner for winter. It's light weight and lasts pretty long time on lips and as a product. I've had mine for few months now and my jar is only 1/3 done. Plus it's not one of those sticky type of butters. I recommend you try it.
5. Clinique Even better clinical dark spot corrector ($49.50 Sephora). I bought this cream about 6 weeks ago. and have been using it on my acne scars and red blemishes that stay on my face forever long after the pimple is gone. I definitely saw a result in color change. Red spots are almost gone, and dark sun spots that I have are looking lighter. Plus I did not use it religiously, maybe 5 days out of 7 per week. I need to do a better job keeping up with it. Overall - amazing for acne scars!
6. Mac Pro Long Wear Lipcream in color Over Time. ($16 mac counter). I like this lipstick a lot due to its long lasting matte effect. You could top it with some lipgloss for shine , but I prefer it matte. It's very pigmented, so a little goes a long way.
7. Essie's Damsel in a dress nail polish. ($8 beauty supplies store). This would not be a favorites post without a new nail color obsession of mine. This color is my new essential winter color. It was great over the holiday season! Look for swatches at the end of this post.
8. Mac Pro Long Wear SPF 10 Foundation (29.50 Mac counter). "A long-wear foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Lightweight and creamy, applies smoothly to provide sheer to medium coverage". I really like this foundation for: its matte finish, and long lasting power! It's on all day and I don't see any patches through the day. I am still using my Lancome Teint Idole though, because sometimes Mac pro long wear is too much coverage. And it requires more time to remove it at night.
9. Lancome Blush Subtil in color Miel Glace ($30-35 Lancome counter or Sephora). Perfect blush for holiday season! It's got a little bit of a highlight effect and gives face a some sun tint. I actually have about 4 of Lancome's blush subtils and I love them. This is an oil free formula, which is perfect for me, since my skin is acne prone.

here are some swatches:

January 03, 2011

NYE Party

Just a quick post with some of the NYE pictures and few words. Starting tomorrow we are in a full blogging mode! I still need to do my December favorites and Best Products of 2010. I'm working very hard to get those two posts up, so I hope you will enjoy them.