Monday, November 19, 2012

Birthday... It's My Birthday

It's true. Today is my birthday. And as excited as I am to spend the day and night in Palm Beach I am even more thrilled to wake up tomorrow! Yes, I do realize that I will wake up older (hopefully wiser) but tomorrow I will be shopping on Worth Avenue - the major shopping destination of anyone in South Florida. I promise to post pictures of all purchases and many 'desires' later in the week but for now I must ask something of you... Pray, wish, cross fingers, dream, whatever it is you do, so when I scratch this lottery ticket a big pay day will be in my future. Ticket #23 for my 23!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nailed It!

Confession: I am a hoarder.  I have more nail polish than any one person should be allowed to accumulate.  Luckily, the bottles are small enough that hundreds can be contained in several shoe boxes placed under my bed.  This wouldn't make for a good television so my family and friends have been unable to get A&E to agree to an intervention.  I am always searching for something new to try, and I came across DesignFX a new nail applique.  Having tried the Sally Hansen Salon Effects and not being entirely thrilled (they were so hard to get off!), I was skeptical.  This was until I read through the application process.  Unlike the Sally Hansen skins these are applied and then a gel is brushed over the applique to seal the edges.  Then you place the nail under a UV lamp to cure for 2 minutes.  If you want to see the application process they have a great video on their website.  I will do a full review after testing but I was just so excited about this I wanted to share it with all of you!  Please let me know if you have tried it and what you think.

Azure Allure


Look Don't Touch
Style Infection
These photos are of the DesignFx 'Bling' collection.  As you can see, they are 3D embedded bejeweled designs.  They do also carry less flashy prints and colors.  To me these put a classy spin on bejeweled nails and look more sophisticated than the french manicure acrylics with rhinestones that were popular years past.  Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In Search of: Capes

When I was younger I always wanted to be a superhero, well that or Kimberly the pink Power Ranger, but my dreams were crushed when I found out the only super power I had was never ending hula-hoop hips, which won me a few talent shows but didn't really go anywhere. Still, I would dress up with a blanket tied around my neck and fly through the house arms outstreached running as fast as I could.  Obviously those days are long gone, but I have recently been inspired by a revived fashion trend, capes.  This fall capes have arrived in full force and can be found in all sizes, shapes, lengths, and patterns allowing any woman to feel super.  So I need your help, I have compiled some of my favorite looks so far here but are there any other capes you've found that you are absolutely in love with?  See you all soon, I'm off to save the planet!

1. Wool Cape, J. Crew
2. Milly Suede-Trimmed Cape, Net-a-Porter
3. M Missoni Leather Trimmed Cape, Net-a-Porter
4. Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Belted Cape, Alberta Ferretti 
5. Pucci Leather-Trimmed Tweed Cape, Net-a-Porter
6. Lauren Moffatt Wool and Leather Cape, Steven Alan
7. Malene Birger Selanda Cape, My Theresa
8. Leighton Cape, Rag & Bone