Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Inspiration #2: pretty pastel purple


Happy Easter everyone! This Sunday's inspiration is all about pretty pastel purple. All the hues, and coincidentally flowers, from lavender to lilac to violet to crocus.

Make sure to check out my blogger bff Tulle & Combat Boots Sunday Inspiration too!


White Tiger by Tia Eastwood | Radiant Orchid Redhead* | Yay Cake | Redheaded Girls* | Lilac Clumps in a MugHair by Seiko Irobe | Pretty Pigeon* | Plum Easter Egg | Marimekko Mod Dress*

*I tried my best, but could not find an original source for these images to link to.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Saturated Spring

Saturated Spring


Shirt dress
$160 - 20thcenturyfoxy.com


Dolce & Gabbana wedge shoes
$880 - thecorner.com


Heilin flap satchel
yesstyle.com



KENNETH JAY LANE bracelet
$110 - pret-a-beaute.com





Nails Inc nail polish
$37 - theiconic.com.au



An Easter outfit with a bit of kick.... I'm all about mixing up seasons. Pastels in the summer and some saturated citrus for spring. Awwwyissssss

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Urban Decay - Electric Palette


I'm still having a grand time playing with Urban Decay's Electric Palette, so I decided to share a couple looks I created that are a little more subtle than my Rainbow Eyes from last week.


I started first by priming my lid with ud's Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I then brushed on a light sweep of Paradisco by MAC* across the lid. Next I lined my eye with NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk using a small angle brush. Then using a clean small angle brush I started at the inner corner of the lid with Savage transitioning to Jilted, Urban and finally Chaos. I did not clean my brush between transitions. After that, with a clean small angle brush I went back to the upper inner eyelid and applied a bit of Slowburn. I finished the look with NYX Voluptuous Lush Lash Mascara.


This cherry blossom inspired look started exactly the same as the look above. I started first by priming my lid with ud's Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I then brushed on a light sweep of Paradisco by MAC* across the lid. Next I lined my eye with NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk using a small angle brush. Then using a clean small angle brush I started at the inner corner of the lid with Slowburn. About halfway across the lid I transitioned to Savage and finally blended a small bit of Jilted in the outer corner. I did not clean my brush between transitions. I finished the look with NYX Voluptuous Lush Lash Mascara.

*MAC products are no longer cruelty free. Until this changes I will no longer purchase their products. Since, however, I have so much of their product still I will be using it until it is depleted.

So tell me, do you have the Electric Palette yet? I wanna know your thoughts! What do you like/dislike about it? 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cherry Blossom Pink - Sunday Inspiration


It's cherry blossom season here in DC and I'm feeling quite inspired by pink! Cherry blossom trees line the streets in my neighborhood, they are truly beautiful. Couldn't be more perfect timing, this winter was a tough one, it's lovely to have a reminder of why DC with all it's faults is actually a nice place to live.

Make sure to check out my blogger bff Tulle & Combat Boots Sunday Inspiration too!
sunday inspiration 01: cherry blossom pink




Monday, April 7, 2014

Electric Palette - Urban Decay


When I turned 18, I got my first credit card at Nordstrom. This was a pretty exciting thing because not only did they carry size 11 shoes, but they also sold Urban Decay and Hard Candy Nail polishes. Be still my alt 90's heart! 

Urban Decay seems to be best known for their Naked Palettes these days, but what I fell in love with them over was rad punk rock polish. Which in fact is why I am SO EXCITED to talk about this return to alternative with the Electric Palette! Sure, sure, they have had some bright colors in their single shadows and 24/7 liners, but this is a serious, in-your-face, crazy-color palette. Plus, ahem, it's CRUELTY FREE! 

Obviously, I'm pretty stoked on this palette and my first go around I emulated VintageOrTacky's Rainbow eye. It's a little different since our eyes are shaped a bit differently, but if you want to give this look a try check out her video embedded below.



To really make these pressed pigments pop I started the look with NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk all over the upper and lower lid. My look included: Chaos in the crease, Urban and Jilted Above the crease in the browbone area, Fringe on the lid. On the lower lid I gradated from Urban to Jilted to Slowburn, Thrash is on the tearduct. I put just a touch of Revolt in the little divot between my nose and lid. The black liner is 24/7 liquid liner in Perversion and the mascara is NYX Voluptuous LL04. For my brows I used MAC Sassy Grass eye shadow. All of the products I used are cruelty free except the MAC shadow*




*I used to be a die hard MAC user, but unfortunately they are no longer cruelty free. Until this changes I will no longer purchase their products. Since, however, I have so much of their product still I will be using it until it is depleted. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Old Navy Dress Sale!


I practically live in Old Navy wrap dresses at the office. They really are perfect for curvy gals like me and they come in tall! Bonus! In fact, I'm wearing one right now. They are 100% cotton and a bit on the thin side in terms of fabric quality. Not awfully so, but I always wear them with a slip and a camisole for modesty sake. 'Cause, I don't need to show of my bazoombas at work.

Ok guys, all that being said it's time to ACT FAST because Old Navy has 40% off all dresses TODAY ONLY! Use the code: "DRESS" at checkout. At prices like these, it's totally worth it to splurge. Plus spring is right around the corner! How adorable would you be in that little sweatshirt dress!? SUPER adorable.


  1. wrap jersey dress in black flower print
  2. jersey tie waist maxi dress in black print
  3. 3/4-sleeve shift dress in snake
  4. cap-sleeved wrap dress in briquette
  5. printed wrap-front dress in navy stripe
  6. tee dress in apple of my eye
  7. chevron stripe maxi dress in black stripe
  8. fleece dress in heather gray
  9. tab-collar tunic dress in torch song