Monday, August 29, 2011

Miracle Skin Transformer

I love blogging about a fab beauty product every chance that I get! I received a free sample of the Miracle Skin Transformer and it blew me away, I had to immediately get to my local Sephora and purchase a full-sized tube for myself. The Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer with SPF 20 is a tinted skin enhancer that provides an antioxidant-rich hydrating base, lightweight coverage, and powerful UVA/UVB SPF20 protection.
This fabulous product will transform your complexion with a luminous airbrushed effect, it will hydrate your skin and protects it from the sun's harmful rays all day long. An added bonus, it minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores instantly as it is formulated with naturally-derived silicon. The product goes on evenly and makes your skin look flawlessly smooth.
The Miracle Skin Transformer makes it even easier to get naturally perfect skin by offering 7 different shades to choose from, ranging from light to deep dark, and they even offer a translucent clear color as well.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
The M3 Complex, a unique combination of natural antioxidants and vitamins, hydrates, enhances, and protects the skin. The product's unique delivery system encapsulates enzyme Q10 and vitamins A, K, and E into tiny beads that burst on contact with your skin, improving cellular renewal, skin firmness, and circulation.

This product is amazing for your skin and I promise you will notice the miracle the second you put it on! Although pricey, it is so worth it- your skin will look fresh, flawless, youthful, and will be protected!

You can purchase the Miracle Skin Transformer at Sephora
Retail Price: $48

Friday, August 26, 2011

Trend Alert: Monogram Pendant

I have been loving the unique monogram look that has been becoming popular lately. Tons of celebrities from Jennifer aniston to Taylor swift to LC and even Alexis from RHOOC have been seen sporting monograms of their own.
In particular, my favorite way to interpret this trend is the monogram pendant. This trend includes a large pendant that is attached to a chain. The pendant is detailed with your initials ornately carved.
Upon looking for a company to create this unique and personalized pendant for me, I found a plethora; however, they looked made by an engraving machine and I wanted something a bit more ornate and authentic. This led me to find Elygoldart, a craftsman on Etsy- he is an incredibly talented metalsmith who customizes in creating ornately designed monograms. This is my first ever purchase from Etsy, but after reading all of this particular seller's amazing reviews and seeing some photos of his beautiful work, I knew that this is where I had to buy my monogram pendant.

I received my first proof the evening that I purchased my pendant- Ely handdraws each and every proof! My initials are AMM, but I decided to have my monogram made with my first initial, A, in the middle, surrounded by the two M's which I thought would make it more symmetrical.
I ordered a 1 1/2" silver monogram pendant from Ely with an 18" rope chain. The pendant is solid silver and is 1 1/3 cm thick (so won't be flimsy or bend at all). Ely was so easy to work with and his work has impressed me very much, I may be going back to him again in the future for gifts for friends and family. I am so thrilled with my pendant!
Please let Ely know that Annie sent you to his Etsy store if you end up ordering anything from him. I promise you won't be disappointed- this is a piece of jewelry that you will cherish forever, as it was personally made especially for you!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Want It Wednesday!

For Fall, the bootie is SO "in" and the bootie trend doesn't get any better than this! Introducing the to die for Sam Edelman Pax Stud Booties, my Want It item of the week!
These edgy leather booties feature Sam Edelman's signature stylish pyramid studs and crystals located at the heel cap. This bootie also features a buckled ankle strap, inside zip, stacked heel (1.75") and leather sole.
These booties are beyond edgy and super cool. I would love to rock them with some motorcycle styled skinny jeans, glittery tank, and boyfriend blazer- what a perfect look for Fall!

Retail Price: $250
You can purchase the Sam Edelman Pax Stud Booties on ShopBop, Click here for an invite to sign up-

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Because I Can Never Settle for Less than 5 of Anything I Love...

I am guilty of it again.... Once I find something that I love, I become obsessive and buy it in every color, shade, variation, etc. Well, fashionistas, it has happened to me yet again... I am head over heels in love with Deborah Lippmann nail polishes- I have purchase 5 bottles in two weeks! My first splurges on her polish were with Bad Romance (purple glitter polish with a dark black background) and My Old Flame (a true pure red). I fell so in love with these long-lasting colors that I soon found myself splurging for more.
May I introduce the fabulous "Get This Party Started" nail trio by Deborah Lippmann. This set is an exclusive of Nordstrom and was introduced during their anniversary sale. I love the value that is always in a set of beauty products- It is a $54 value, for $42... always good to save a few dollars every change you can!
Candy Shop 
Happy Birthday 
Forget You
Get This Party Started, a set of three fabulous glitters lacquers, was inspired by the overwhelming demand for her best-selling Happy Birthday shade, which is basically confetti in a bottle. The set includes the amazing Happy Birthday shade, along with two new variations of this fabulously popular glitter: Forget You, with a black base, and Candy Shop, with a bubblegum-pink base.
I won't lie, I was skeptical, having tried many glitter polishes in the past that were thin and looked awkward. I understoof all of the hype about this brand after using some of Lippmann's other shades, which really impressed me, so I figured that I would give these glitters a shot because Deborah Lippmann has a reputation for being the best out there when it comes to glitter nail polish.
Trust me, this set will NOT disappoint. You can layer the glitter on over any of your favorite polishes or wear it alone. The best part is how smooth it comes out and how little you need to use! As seen above, I layered Happy Birthday over my manicure with Lippmann's My Old Flame- I only used ONE coat!
As seen in the above photo, I layered Candy Shop over my pedicure of Lippmann's Bad Romance, and the outcome was fabulous! Again, I only used one coat! Can you believe it?!
As seen in the above photo, I painted one of my nails as an accent with Candy Shop. On my other nails is Essie Limo Scene, my favorite light pink/clear shade. I love the look of having one nail painted with a fun, pure glitter shade- Candy Shop is perfect! 
From now on, I am a die-hard true fan of Deborah Lippmann polishes. I absolutely adore her fun shades and festive glitters and will absolutely be purchasing more! They last extremely long chip-free, go on smooth, and have such a vibrant potent color- I promise your nails will look absolutely stunning!
'I love how festive all three look and feel, whether wrapped around a champagne glass or peeping out of a glamorous pump. But what I truly love the most: how a few coats of any shade instantly transforms you into the life of the party.' - Deborah Lippmann

You can purchase the Get This Party Started set at Nordstrom.
Retail Price: $42
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