Saturday, December 31, 2011

Best Products of 2011

It's that time of year again, the end of it! 2011 went by in a flash, and I am looking forward to a brand new year!!

Time to look over the collection and pick out the best products of the year!

I tried my best to keep it at products found in 2011 but I do have some repeat favorites from last year. ( Couldn't help it, LOVE EM)

On to the favorites!!

Best in Skin Care:

Tool: Clarasonic Mia + Deep Pore Cleansing Brush




Toner: Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel


Mask: Khiels Rare Earth Deep Pore Mask
Spot Treatment: La Roche PosayEffeclar A.I. topped with Oxy spot Treatment, Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, Clinque spot healing gel
Make up Wipes: Garnier
Eye Make Up Remover: Sonia Kashuk
Make up Remover: Bioderma



Best in Hair, Nails and Body Care:

Serum: Moroccan Oil
Shampoo and Condioner: Shiseido Tsubaki for Damaged Hair
Hair Mask: Shiseido Tsubaki Mask


Body Moisturizer: None


Best in Make up:



Highlighter: MAC's By Candlelight, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Nars O Illuminator






Eyeshadow: Lorac Moonstone, Chanel Winter Nights Quad, Paul and Joe eyegloss in 05, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill #5


Brows: Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Seal Brown, NYX eye brow cake in 03
Setting Spray: Fix +
Blotting Paper: Boscia Blotting Linens




I hope you all share what your most favorite products of 2011 was.

Wishing you all a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

See you all in 2012!!
xoxo!






Monday, December 26, 2011

Few OOTD's for December


Emphasis on the word "few"
I'm one of those people who seems to have alot of clothes but wear the same things all the time. In fact most of the clothes I wear everyday were already shown in my November OOTD's so here are a few new ish bits.

Work:

The Company Holiday Party

I realized I wore this skirt last year to the company party! what can I say, it's my go to!

You want to try to look festive, and make an effort, but not too crazy as you do have to work in the office before you PAR-TAY!


Necklace: UO, Top: Monki, Skirt: Korea, Tights: DKNY, Shoes: BCBG, JCrew Belt to create a "poof" effect, Watch: MK

Working the next day, you need to not look hung over - which I definitly was not, professional, but comfortable because you are probably tired, and ate alot of party food

Polka dots are a great way to make a black and white suit less boring


Blazer: UO, Polka Dot blouse: Korea, Pants, Express, Watch MK


Prints and Accessories

Dont be afraid to add subtle prints and accessories to bring your work attire to a new level
Pick items that can be inter changable from the office to your personal life
Pick neutral colors for the easiest way to make the transition

Stars and Stripes theme


Starry Blouse: Zara, Necklace: H&M, Watch MK --> All three items are currently available online or in store

Play

Home for the holidays
In the winter warm fabrics, and spring colors can make you feel brighter even when the weather outside is showing the opposite

Thinner materials layered together can be both warm and fashionable with the different textures and colors


I finally got a full length mirror, please ignore the background!


Outfit 1: Jcrew Sweater, BDG T Shirt and Jeans, Uggs (ugly but warm!), MK Watch
Outfit 2: Zara buttondown, HM sweater, BDG jeans, Doc Martens, MK Watch, Stripy socks!
Outfit 3: H&M T from the Boys Section, BDG jeans, Frye Boots, MK Watch, Leather Jacket (not pictured) - sometimes you just got to wear black

Example of how to wear items in different outfits



Same Zara blouse but layered over a black tank. You can see the subtle star pattern and the re use of the necklace which I have been wearing daily!! Need to find the silver version!

You don't need a big wardrobe to dress nicely daily, buy good basics, that can be mixed and matched with ease, and you wont need a closet full of junk

(Which reminds me I need to donate some clothes soon !) -- it's good for you and others!


Hope some of these tips helped for cold weather dressing!







Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Holiday Spirit

Merry Christmas everyone!!! ( For those who celebrate! )

Just wanted to share a few photos that I think show the holiday spirit. No matter which holidays you celebrate, no matter what foods you eat, or what movies you watch. This time of year is not just about Rudolph and presents, but the holiday spirit which makes this time of a year, the time to reflect on happiness and giving.

Hope everyone has a very happy holiday season surrounded by your friends and family!!
XOXO


















Best wishes to everyone!!!!!!!



Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Shopping

Follow me around two of the city's holiday outdoor market's as I search for some last minute gifts!

Bryant Park's Outdoor Market















Union Square's Outdoor Market
















Are you all still holiday shopping? Or super late like moi!!




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