Accidentally found myself at 45th & Broadway last week and happened to walk into the new flagship forever 21. It's enormous. Over 90,000 square feet. I must say I was very impressed and it wasn't scary or claustrophobic, it was actually very well organized. I was in a hurry so I didn't spend a ton of time, but I fully intend to return. The best part is that they are open until 2am daily. awesome. Here's what I bought.
I actually did it, got my ass out of bed on Saturday morning. Somehow I woke up up 8:30 and just made myself get up. I got to the h&m on the west side of Broadway in SoHo at around 9am and got a wrist band to shop between 11:05 - 11:20. It sounds absolutely ridiculous but in hindsight was well worth it. I ended up buying the faux fur coat that I had in mind, that I only sort of liked. But now, I'm in love... LOVE. It's fantastic & amazing. I only wish I'd bought two because they are already selling for at least double on ebay.
This faux fur coat from XXI (which according to them is perfect over formal wear, but according to me it's perfect for EVERYTHING) looks much better in person... The photo's don't really do it justice. It's a bargain too for $44.80. XXI.
Almost exactly the same vest!! I actually bought both but then returned the UO vest.
This French Connection Crepe Classic Dress Is a Must Have. Perfect For Any Holiday Occasion With a Matching Clutch, Black Tights, And Black Patent Heels. Dress Has a Crew Neckline With a Sequin And Bead Embellished Bib, Long Sleeves With Sequin Cuffs, And a Concealed Back Zip And Hook Closure. Rockafella Dress Also Has Fringe Detail Around The Bib And Sheer Arms. The Body Is Fully Lined.
I've decided to end my obsession with crazy nail art. Plus, now that it's colder out I prefer to wear really dark shades. These are my top pics for the season... Also, Refinery29 has some really great color trends to check out.
Note: the only make-up on my face in the photo are the products I've reviewed below with the exception of the Trish McEvoy eyebrow pencil which I love love love.
I've been looking for a new oil control face powder due to the fact that I went through my Peter Thomas Roth on-the-go powder in under 3 weeks. Not cool considering it was $30, or maybe I just used way too much. I really do like the product and will probably continue purchasing it in the summer because of the spf quality. But for now, I decided to try Benefit's Get Even ($30).
So far, I like it but I haven't yet worn it to an 8 hr restaurant shift so we'll see if it does it's job. I will say that typically whenever I buy make-up, I waste no time choosing a shade. I just find the lightest color and buy it. Luckily for me I take pleasure in looking ghostly white. So keep that in mind if you try this one out. I actually may have been able to go a shade darker but I like being ultra pale, so if that's not your thing you might try the next shade.
Face: Benefit's Get Even Pressed Powder ($30), Boi-ing Concealer ($18)
Lips: Sephora Brand Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12)
This shit is DARK. Darker in person actually. But it's nice to have options in your collection. Again, this is a shade that works well with fare skin.
Update: Really like this color, but it's so dark that you really need a lip liner. I looked for one at Sephora but couldn't seem to find the right shade, so I bought Revlon's Color Stay lip liner in Raisin... Seems to be just about right.
Lashes: Maybelline - The Falsies Volume Express $10
I was told that this product was really good, so I thought I'd give it a shot... It's pretty good for a drugstore mascara. I still have a spot in my heart for Benefit's Bad Gal Lash but I guess it's nice to switch it up or to keep something less expensive in your purse. It did make my lashes look really long but not super thick. Bottom line, I'm not blown away but it's probably worth $10.
Update: I really hate this mascara. It's to hard to layer... I vote no.
Yes, I know it's Thursday but I am just now getting around to posting... I think I need to start chilling on the crazy manicures... this one is by far the most elaborate/ridiculous. Sort of under the sea - little mermaid style.
ALL I've reading about online lately is Lanvin for H&M... blah blah blah. Am I really going to get up early and deal with the crowds of people to get the good sizes of this stuff? Maybe!
I've checked out the lookbook and I think the only thing I really possibly want is the fur coat, some of the dresses are amazing but I really don't have anywhere to wear them... okay maybe I do, but I literally have like 6 party dresses I still have yet to wear...
"Choonimals are our own brand and creation of animals/creatures/abominations from an otherwise normal animal kingdom. Every one has fangs, eyes more crooked than Don Vito, and sometimes a spiked, sparkler-looking tail. They all look rabid and ravenous, but somehow still cute enough to share a pillow with."
at least check out the website...especially the undies ;)... (god I'm so modest)
Where did Robyn come from? for real... the last time I remember hearing a Robyn song, I feel like I was 12... and now all of the sudden I'm obsessed... actually it was 1990 "show me love" & "do you know what it takes" to be exact... and I guess I was 6. hmm. I feel old.