Fashion, Beauty, and All Those Pretty Things

Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Favorites!

Hey Guys its Claudia! Here are my very favorite products of 2011...in tag form!

Mascara: Maybelline Falsies, Loreal Voluminous Original
Eyelash curler: Elf
Eyeliner: Revlon colorstay pencil eyeliner, Maybelline Gel Eyeliner
Eyeshadow primer/base: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eyeshadow:
  Palette- Urban Decay Naked Palette
  Singles- MAC e/s
  Cream Eyeshadow- Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow
  Drugstore- Wet n Wild Coloricon Palettes (full review here)
Concealer:  Benefit Erase Paste
Highlight:  Benefit High Beam
Bronzer: Nars Laguna (I only have a sample but I love it!)
Blush: Benefit Sugarbomb, Benefit Dandelion, and MAC Blushbaby
Lip Treatment: EOS Strawberry Sorbet, Softlips Vanilla
Lip balm: Revlon Lip Butter (Strawberry Shortcake, Sugar Plum), Korres Jasmine
Lipgloss: Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish (Dolly and Dani)
Lipstick: MAC Craving, Rimmel Airy Fairy, Revlon Pink Pout
Nail polish: Essie Turquoise and Caicos, Essie Ladylike, OPI Whats With the Cattitude?, Butter London Snog
Shower gel: Philosophy Snow Angel
Bar of soap: Lush’s Snowcakes, Lush’s Honey I washed the Kids
Bubble bath/ Bath item: Lush’s Butterball Bath bomb
Body lotion/cream: Bath & Body Works Secret Wonderland
Body Scrub: Lush’s Ocean Salt Scrub
Hand cream: Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea Shea Cashmere Hand Cream 
Lip Scrub: Lush’s Mint Julips Sugar Lip Scrub
Cleanser: Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser
Moisturizer: Benefit’s Total Moisture Cream
Facial mask: Lush’s Cupcake Face Mask
Exfoliator: St. Ives Apricot Scrub
Spot Treatment: Clearasil Rapid Relief
Makeup remover wipes: Neutrogena
Eye Make Up Remover: Clinique Take the Day Off
Perfume: DKNY Be Delicious, Vera Wang Princess
Body spray: PINK Pretty & Pure
Hair Serum: Moroccan Oil
Shampoo and Condioner: Herbal Essences Hydralicious
Hair Mask: Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Hair Masque

Now I tag all of you!
Happy New Year!
Love,
Claudia  

Friday, December 16, 2011

So Sorry!

Hey Guys its Claudia!
So sorry for our absence lately. Sophie and I go on break this coming week and school is pretty hectic with all the preparations for break, getting projects done, etc. But I promise over break I have a few posts lined up! Really excited to share my favorite products and trends of 2011 with you guys! I decided quickly to name a few things im loving...
1. Yummy Perfumes, like Burberry Brit, Miss Dior Cherie, Aqualina Pink Sugar, Marc Jacobs Daisy...(haha can you not tell I just tried them all on at Sephora today?)
2. Bath and Body Works holiday candles...yum! I love the vanilla scents and the Winter Wonderland scent! Make sure to pick yours up soon currently they are on sale 2 for $20!
3. Scarves and sweaters♥ I recently found a gorgeous pullover in the sale section of Anthropologie and it is a cream color. Pretty much any cream color I have such as my recent Anthropologie purchase, a vintage sweater picked up a few weeks ago and an oversized Urban Outfitters cardi have been constantly worn by me lately with scarves!
4. Knit hair bows! I love to knit and have recently been making a bunch. Heres a preview...
Comment below if I should do a tutorial, they are really easy to make!
5. Florence + The Machine, The Naked & Famous, MGMT. All have been loves of mine for sooo long but instead of listening to their newer music I have been going back and listening to some oldies of theirs. Oh and Backstreet Boys...haha awkward.

Those are the 5 things you need to know!
Ill be posting soon! Have a great weekend!
Love, Claudia

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My Top Winter Nail Polish!

   Hey guys! So today I am going to be showing you my top winter nail polish! I don't think you guys know this, but I am completely obsessed with nail polish.  Its kinda bad...but hey, its all good :) I do have a lot to show, but I just couldn't take any out and know that this is the narrowed version! So lets get started...

Reds

I think classic red is absolutely gorgeous for the winter time, so I have a good mix of hues.  1) The first is a bright red with tiny shimmers in it. 2) This is a creme strawberry color with a bit of orangey hues in it. 3) This is my fav! Its a deep creamy plum. 

2) OPI 20 Candles on my Cake

3) OPI  Oh..To be 25 Again!

1) OPI Red *looks different in photo
Nudes
I am obsessed with nudes in the fall and winter! 4)The first is my fav: also known as the Sophie color! It is a grayish purple color and is amazing. 5) This is a cement color that looks really pretty on.6 ) This is a shimmery champagne color that is really unique.
4) Sephora by OPI Metro Chic

5) SPARitual Mystic *can find at JUUT salon


6) Essie Buy me a Cameo

Darks
Dark nail polish is hard to wear in the summer, but in winter, it is easy to pull. 7) A shimmer black polish with chunky rainbow multi-shape glitter. 8) This is a black with silver shimmer, turning it into a gunmetal shade.

7) Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora


8) Forever 21 black/silver

Color

I think greens and blues work very nicely in the winter. 9) This is a shimmer emerald green that is sheer but build able. 10) This is a royal blue with purple reflex.

9) NYC Big Money

I hope this helped you guys for when you are shopping for nail polish this season! Tell me your fav winter polish below! Until Next Time...
XOXO,
Sophie

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Staying Germ Free!

  Hey guys its Sophie! Today's post is going to be about staying germ free, especially during the upcoming cold season.  I am going to be sharing with you guys my favorite PocketBac's from Bath and Body Works.  I really love these because they are small enough to put in your purse, they have amazing scents, and they are only $1.50 or 5/$5!! Lets get started...





Those are my absolute favorites!! I have a few that I'm not crazy about, so make sure when you are in the store that you ACTUALLY smell them :)  Until Next Time....
                      XOXO,
                          Sophie


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to our amazing readers! Its Claudia and I just wanted to tell you all how thankful I am for of course my family, my friends, my home, education, etc. However, one thing I have always been passionate about is the arts, and fashion and makeup. I feel through our blog I have a chance to explore new interests and learn more about the industry I love. Thank you to all 24 of our followers, and others that even just occasionally read our blog. Thank you for more than 1,400 views! It means the world. For every comment that we get on our posts, it means you are reading and are curious about what we think, that is what makes this all worth it. Having people that care about what Sophie and I have to say. Thank you for standing by us even when we are busy and can't post as much as we please. You guys are the best and keep reading! With Christmas coming up I have a lot of fun, themed posts planned.
Lastly, because of course the day following Thanksgiving is no other than Black Friday, what are you guys doing for Black Friday? What stores are you going to be hitting up at midnight? 3 am? Stores I know that are having sales:
On Friday, 11/25 at 9AM PST up until Midnight you can use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to snatch up as much as you want for 40% off your total purchase!
For black friday MAC is bringing back their Black Knight lipstick. Fitting right? But your must snatch it up on black friday. After that it goes away again.

Philosophy is having doorbusters as they usually do.
If you are a hardcore Urban Outfitters lover you know their sale doesn't always compare to what you wish it would be. However last year for Black Friday I found amazing things for 50% off from the sale section. If you get there early, before it gets chaotic, you may find amazing things!

And of course Sephora is going all out this year! They have 10 items for... $10!! Yes insane. I also heard rumor that if you get there before 6 am you can also get an additional 20% off your entire purchase. Look into it because thats what I heard.

Happy shopping! Leave comments below about other deals you know about!
Do you have Black Friday fever? Hopefully not this bad...
Either way have a great Thanksgiving and Black Friday!
Happy Holidays, Love Claudia


Monday, November 21, 2011

Mascara Favorites!

Hey girlies, its Sophie!! Today, I'm going to be showing you three of my absolute favorite mascaras! Lets get started:

Covergirl LashBlast Length
This mascara gives amazing length, and is great to have it be a base mascara.  You do need to apply a few coats, but once you do your lashes will be crazy long!

Great Lash Big
This is my favorite mascara ever! It is crazy black, super curling, lifting, and volumizing.  I put this on after a lengthening mascara, and my lashes are super dramatic! I like that the formula is more wet, that way you can keep on reapplying coats!





Mac Zoom Lash
This is a good mascara overall. It adds length, volume, and curl! The formula is also pretty wet and it applies easily.  I would recommend Great Lash Big more, plus it is less expensive.  So overall, Zoom Lash is a great mascara, but only if you want to splurge.


Lancome Definicils
This is my absolute favorite mascara however it is very expensive.  But it is crazy lengthening, volumizing, and defying.  I absolutely love it and this that it is definitely worth the money for it.


I hope this helped you guys know what my personal favorite mascaras are!  Make sure to leave the name of your favorite mascara down in the comments!  Until next time...
                XOXO,
                         Sophie

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Current Top 5 Favorite Drugstore Lipsticks

Hey Guys, its Claudia! Today I really wanted to do a post on my current favorite drugstore lipsticks.
I love lipsticks! I always have had a love for lip gloss and especially in the past year I have become extremely fond of lipstick. I have different obsessions over smokey eyes, or bronzed cheeks, or bright lips. And currently I am in an obsession for lip products. With the coming of winter it gets dry and I am constantly curious if my lips are dry or not, pigmented or not. So expect a few more lip posts to come soon. Anyways...I love lipstick, and although there are higher quality lipsticks out there drugstore lipsticks, in my opinion, are the most fun. You can try so many and there is amazing selection to choose from. So I am gonna shut up now, and show you guys some photos! Enjoy!

Maybelline "Warm Me Up"
Its a beautiful nude pink. Its more of a brown nude, not a light, pale, im dead kind of nude. Its very pretty and would work with any makeup look or outfit. It is extremely creamy and pigmented. Although there is a scent to the Maybelline lipsticks it is better then the majority of drugstore lipsticks. Lastly, I find the cubes extremely fun packaging!

Revlon Matte "Pink Pout"
It is a very pretty cool toned, pink. Some would think that the matte would be too drying but I dont, just make sure your lips aren't dry before you apply. I love this lipstick and although it is matte, I feel it makes my lips look amazing and full, yet cute and girly. The pigment is fantastic, and the packaging is just average. Nice and easy to carry around.

Rimmel Lasting Finish "Airy Fairy"
What a classic drugstore lipstick, and for good reason. This is a beautiful shade that I find to be the perfect pink for fall. I absolutely love everything about this lipstick. The beautiful mauve pink shade to the cute packaging, to the creamy formula and nice scent. Its definatly a drugstore winner!
(the pictures make it look nude, but it truly is mauve pink)
Rimmel Moisture Renew "Vintage Pink"
Ok this is literally the funnest fall shade ever. Ok...along with MAC's Craving. But this is such a drugstore winner, the formula is phenominal! I did not imagine it would be so great but wow it exceeded my expectations. First off, everyone says it isn't wearable. But I really don't find it that dark especially if you only do one or two coats, it already has a full and even application with just one coat! The packaging, although a bit tacky is adorable. The only thing I hate is the scent! Think L'oreal lipsticks.

Maybelline "Summer Sunset"
It is the same as the other Maybelline in formula and packaging, however there is one key difference. This is no nude lipstick. This is a BEAUTIFUL red! I love red lipstick, although I don't wear it often I have a few and this one is the one that lately of all of them, I have been wearing a ton! I don't know what it is but this seems like a wearable red. Even though it is dark. I just feel it looks beautiful and delicate against fair skin and dramatic and fun against dark skin. Love!
(the photos make it look brownish, but trust me its red)
And lastly swatches....
Maybelline Warm Me Up, Revlon Pink Pout, Rimmel Airy Fairy, Rimmel Vintage Pink, Maybelline Summer Sunset

Enjoy! And please, please, please look into these! They are amazing lipsticks and all deserve even more praise then I could ever give them. Have a great Friday!
Love, Claudia