(Jason Wu for Target - dress $40.00, bag $50.00)
I’m pretty skeptical about the quality when designers create items for low-end stores, such as H&M or Target. However, these Jason Wu for Target items look really chic (and are priced so well) that I can’t help myself. That dress is definitely on my wish list. Available February 5, 2012. Are you going to buy Jason Wu for Target?
1. Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer (Nude in the winter, Sand in the summer) - $42.00
2. Laura Mercier Brow Duo Powder (in Deep Blonde) - $24.00
3. Laura Mercier Thickening and Building Mascara (in Black) - $20.00
4. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation (in Bamboo Beige) - $42.00
5. Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil (in Black Jade) - $28.00
6. Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Color (in Lotus Pink) - $24.00
7. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color (in Blue Satin) - $25.00
8. Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer - $30.00
9. Laura Mercier Creme Lip Color Lipstick (in Rose) - $22.00
10. LM Bronzing Pressed Powder (in Matte Bronze) - $32.00
I guess the consistency of my makeup-palatte speaks for itself… I have a love affair with Laura Mercier products. I understand that their products are a little pricey, and although I believe that it’s completely worth it… I recommend making a free appointment with your local Laura Mercier makeup artist before purchasing any products, to see what works best for you!
One new product I’d like to try in 2012 is Laura Mercier’s Luxe Eye Portfolio. I’m not one to wear a lot of eye makeup, but I want to start experimenting with eyeshadow in the new year.
I have a weakness for nail art. Trying to perfect the latest nail trends can be time consuming and tedious at times, though.
Luckily, Lady Gaga’s latest collaboration with Barneys New York has given us an answer to all of our nail art needs. For $45.00, anyone can purchase Limited Edition Nail Tips. Nail tips usually tend to look tacky, however these are much more playful.
The almond-shaped nail trend isn’t for everyone… especially girls like me who prefer natural, short nails. These nail tips allow us girls with short nails to try out quirky claws without commitment.
Also, for a more couture look, and of course a higher price tag, Lady Gaga x Barney’s gives us statement nails inspired by Gaga’s outfits. ($225.00)
…Umm, Santa?? I’ve been very good this year. ;);)
The new Versace for H&M line is mouth-watering good. The only problem…it’s only going to be available online… and customers in the United States will not be able to purchase anything on H&M’s website until Fall 2012. So, who wants to move abroad with me?
See more of the collection here.
Dreaming of these babies…
I believe that makeup should always look natural. But first, it’s important to make sure that you are using quality materials. I am absolutely addicted to Laura Mercier makeup. Laura Mercier is the perfect makeup brand because it’s classy, current, and young. Every product feels great, looks natural, and stays put. Laura Mercier is well known for dubbing the “flawless face” - (one that will not I repeat, will not budge). Laura Mercier’s “Flawless Face” has been developed enough so that it can be modified for individual coverage preferences and skin types. Just answer a few quick questions to find what products are best for you here.
Some Laura Mercier Must Haves:
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (Oil Free) - After a quick application of this product, your makeup will not move for the rest of the day. Trust me.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (Oil Free) - This product is so simple and beautiful. Even if there’s a day where I’m running around without any makeup on… I still wear this tinted moisturizer. With a SPF 20, moisturizer, sheer and lightweight color…how could you go wrong? It adds just the right amount of color to your face when you need it in the morning.
Laura Mercier Blush (Lotus Pink) - Just the right amount of shimmer and color to keep you looking natural.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - This product appears invisible upon application, but it sets your bronzer & blush to further secure your makeup. Best when applied with Laura Mercier Finishing Brush.
Laura Mercier Sheer Lip Colour (Rose) - So perfect and so subtle. For all of you “chapstick only” ladies out there… Give this lipstick a try.
I love layering jewelry to create a focal point of an otherwise minimalist outfit. A layered jewelry look can be easily attained with wrap bracelets. Whether you stack them over one another, or simply wear one by itself - it will have a major impact on your total look.
Wrap bracelets come in so many different colors, patterns & fabrics. From studded, beaded, leather or woven… the possibilities are endless! Happy shopping!