Hey darlings :)
Here's my first ever YouTube video ever! More of me actually talking on camera to come :)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Hey darlings :)
Posted by Adele at 9:57 PM
Monday, December 28, 2009
Hello beauties :)
Long time no see, eh?
So today's post is going to be on probably the biggest trend for winter; the UGG boot. There are a lot of knock offs of UGGs (called fUGGs) and for good reason; each pair of UGGs will set you back $180. Some people though, think of it as a investment in quality footwear. Because, after all, UGGs are made out of genuine suede and sheepskin.
And my computer is being a buttface right now and not letting me upload any pictures...
But there are two basic styles for UGG boots- tall, and short. Short come up to about your ankle, and tall are on your calves. There's also the normal style, which is somewhere in between
UGGs are great boots to own because they can be worn so many different ways. They look great with jeans and a t'shirt, but also look cute with a skirt and tights.
However, some people just can't justify spending close to $200 on a pair of shoes. I'm with that crowd :) So for cheapstakes like us, there are the fUGG boot
These basically stand for fake UGGs, but from far away, no one will be able to tell. They generally aren't made from expensive materials like sheepskin, although some brands like emu or bearpaw will use them.
So I think that the UGG boot (or fUGG)is a huge trend this season, and that if you like the look, you should definitely get a pair. A fake pair will generally run you about $30, give or take, but if you hit a good sale, you can get them for under $20.
Happy new year, lovelies :)
Posted by Adele at 9:07 PM
Friday, December 18, 2009
Hey there :)
So I've been thinking about a couple of things, and wanted some feedback:
a. I was going to do a Christmas Wish List video for my YouTube account. Good or bad idea?
b. What about a Christmas present video?
And, I definitely will be getting more posts up because I'm *finally* out for winter break. And it's snowing outside :) I want to be a little cliche and curl up by the fireplace with hot chocolate and watch TV...
Anyways, this post will be on one of the hottest fashion trends right now: bows!
gclauds posted a video about bows on YouTube:
Bows are on almost accessory (or piece of clothing for that matter) that you can think of. Which is good, because bows can take any boring thing, and instantly make it cute.
How adorable is this dress?! It has a nice big bow at the top, and some ruffly shoulders to help complete the whole vintage theme. It could look adorable with some tights, don't you think? This one is from Forever 21 and is only $29!
I adore bow headbands because they instantly transform any plain outfit. They're also especially easy to make (just cover an old plastic headband with some satiny ribbon and make a bow to attach), but for only $3.80, you can afford to buy this one from Forever 21 ;)
Perfect. This is so pretty. Bow cardigans are great for dressing up a plain old dress, and they're nice for keeping warm in the wintertime. This one is from Forever 21, and it's only $24.80!!!!!
Bow rings can be great for statement pieces, especially if they're kind of big. This one is so cute, and it would look so pretty with almost anything! This one is from Forever 21 and was only a couple of bucks.
Bow belts can be great for not only defining your figure, but adding some flair to a boring dress. Again this one is from Forever 21, and was ridiculously cheap.
That's all for now....see you soon :)
I have not been paid for this review by Forever 21, nor is my opinion biased. I bought all products with my own money.
Posted by Adele at 9:41 PM
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Hey there :)
So don't even get started on how long it's been since I've done anything fashion related...
Anyways, this week is finals week for me, so I'm totally stressed out, but I wanted to ask you guys, have any of you tried out e.l.f. cosmetics?
What did you think of them? What do you recommend I buy?
I want to get the Brightening Eye Colors, and the Corrective Concealer from the Studio Line, but it's not worth it spending $4 on something with $7 shipping, so any more ideas?
Posted by Adele at 10:09 PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Hey there :)
Happy Hannukah to everyone who celebrates!
Sorry for lack of posts. I honestly have no good excuse. Except for school. Bleh.
So I will get some posts up next week, because that's when my winter break starts!
In the mean time, I'll leave you with some great gurus and stuff to check out on You Tube.
Seriously, check these people out. Their videos are nothing short of amazing.
Posted by Adele at 5:35 PM
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Hey there :)
So whenever I'm watching a video on YouTube, I'm always like 'okay okay, cut the crap, we all know how sorry you are that you haven't put a video up, just get to the point.' So I vow to not do the whole "I'm soooo sorry not to have a post up!" thing to again. Just take that as a given from now on :)
Anyways, I don't think I'll be able to get any posts up before Saturday, because I have finals this week (I know, my school is weird), and then on Saturday I have my ISEEs (yikes!) to it's like studying overboard right now.
Thank you guys so much for understanding and sticking with :)
requests? just put them in the comments ;)
Posted by Adele at 6:12 PM
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sorry I've been doing so many makeup posts! I'm just have 'fashion block'. Yeah, I know, that was cheesy ;)
These are some products I've recently fallen in love with. I'll do one of these with drugstore brands. Because pretty soon I'll be broke if I keep splurging.
Bare Minerals Blush in Joyous Jennifer ($18 at bareescentuals.com or wherever BM stuff is sold)- Someone gave this to me as a gift, and the bottom was messed up, and I seriously thought it was an eyeshadow. The shade is that pretty. It looks like the above picture, except that it has more pink in it. It's a really beautiful color that would look stunning with green or blue eyes.
Bare Minerals SPF 15 Foundation ($25 at bareescentuals.com or wherever BM stuff is sold)- this is my favorite foundation of all time. It actually lets your skin breathe. This one has a slight glimmer to it, but if that bothers you, not to worry! Bare Minerals also has a matte foundation too. I know that $25 is a little expensive, but this is really worth it. I mean it.
Bare Minerals Passionate Plum Eyecolor ($13 at bareescentuals.com or wherever BM stuff is sold)- This is a beautiful color for fall, because as I've said several times before, plum is this season's color. It goes absolutely wonderfully with brown eyes, and it ads a certain depth to eyes, especially if you line them with a dark liner, with just a hint of white in the corners to widen them.
MAC Mythology Eye Shadow ($14.50 at maccosmetics.com or wherever MAC is sold)- Let me start off by saying this picture does not do the shade justice. It's about the same color, but it has this absolutely beautiful orangey kind of shimmer to it. It looks great with any eye color, because it can form a nice contrast with blue, or be kind of neutral with brown. One of my favorite shades.
That's all for now :) Comment if you need links
Thanks to the new FTC guidelines, I have to put this disclaimer up every freakin' time I use a product (for more info, check out this video:
I paid full price for all of these products, it is my honest opinion, I have absolutely no affiliation with any of these companies, and I am not being paid for this review.
Hey there :)
So today I'm going to talk about makeup for the holidays. We all know that it's supposed to be very fun and glittery, and I found some really great pieces that would be a great addition to your makeup collection. Even though some of them are a tad pricey... (links where you can grab these are at the end, and just a note, you can get most of these at either drugstores or department stores- I just got the links from the actual brand's website)
NYX Glitter Eyeliners ($2 at cherryculture.com)- Seriously?! $2?! You could buy one of these in each color and still be under $20! Glittery eyeliners are so fun to have on hand for the holidays, because they add a nice festive touch to your eyes. I also like Urban Decay's Midnight Cowboy Glitter Eyeliner, but I couldn't get a picture.
essie Mint Candy Apple nail polish ($8 in select stores and online)- How festive is this color? It would look so cute if you did a French tip with this. It's a frosty minty color, almost like the color of mint chocolate chip ice cream. essie nail polish's are amazing quality, and this color reminds me of a China Glaze one that I have. But I can't remember the name :(
MAC Dsqaured Lipstick ($14 at maccosmetics.com)- Everyone thinks MAC is overpriced. But $14 for a lipstick that's good quality really isn't that bad. This is a beautiful clean, pink shade. And, it's limited edition, so hurry and pick yours up now!
LUSH Secret Santa Gift ($10 at lush.com or in LUSH stores)- I know, it's not makeup. But this is just plain fun. It would make a great stocking stuffer. And who doesn't love bath bombs? Anyone would be thrilled to get this gift...
MAC Mineralize Blush in Superdupernatural ($21 at maccosmetics.com)- The name says it all. This stuff really is natural. In the winter, you want to steer away from rosy cheeks because there's normally more of a focus on your eyes or your lips. This blush is great because it feels really light, and it's not very matte, so you won't look like a china doll.
OPI's Nail Lacquer in Holiday Glow ($8.50 at Sephora and Ulta)- This is one of the most gorgeous shades I've ever seen. Plums are very in for this season, and this ads a nice golden glow to it. In general, OPI nail polishes are really good quality, and this isn't an exception. You can also buy this online, from Amazon or Ulta and Sephora's websites.
Lancome Sparkling Cherub Powder ($40 from Lancome's website)- Alright. So it's kind of expensive. But I honestly think it's worth every penny. My mom has this stuff, and it's just so adorable for the holidays. It gives your complexion this gorgeous gorgeous sparkle. And, isn't the design of the powder so cute?
Estee Lauder's Signature Lipstick in Simply Red ($19.50 at Nordstrom)- Estee Lauder has set the gold standard for lipstick with this stuff. They put 1,500 hours into developing the lipstick, and tested it on a panel of over 500 women! What I like about it is that it's super moisturizing, and it has an SPF of 15. This is in the basic red, because red lips are just so hot for the holidays. Throw on some clear or red tinted lip gloss on top for a cute look.
WHERE YOU CAN GRAB THESE GUYS
Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick-
Anywhere Estee Lauder products are sold
Lancome Sparkling Cherub Powder
Anywhere Lancome products are sold
MAC Mineralize Blush
Anywhere MAC products are sold
LUSH Secret Santa Gift
essie Nail Polish
MAC dSquared Lipstick
Macy's, Nordstrom, anywhere MAC products are sold
NYX Glitter Eyeliners
OPI Nail Polishes
Sephora, Ulta, and at OPI.com
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Sorry I've been M.I.A...
So anyways, with it being the holiday season and everything, and all that stuff about sharing, I decided to share with you guys some coupon codes I got from my Seventeen. Here goes:
10% off any purchase (in-stores only)
20% off your entire purchase (full price, in stock item only)
20% off your entire purchase
Happy holidays to all, and I'll definitely have some more posts up soon!
Posted by Adele at 4:52 PM