2012-07-28

Celebrity CopyCat: Olivia Munn

Photo Sourced Huffington Post

Photo Sourced Huffington Post

Happy Saturday, everyone! I just want to say sorry once again for the lag of posts this week, but I have just been so busy, it's crazy! I should be settled into a routine at this point, though!

One of my favorite posts to write are definitely the "Celebrity CopyCat" ones. I love searching the web and finding recent events that my favorite celebrities have attended and studying their style. Then, trying to find an alternative is just as great! Some are easy to find, while others take quite a bit of time before I'm happy with my result. 

My new favorite show that I've become obsessed with is The Newsroom, which is on HBO Sunday nights. When I say I'm obsessed with the show... I mean that in the most literal way. I love it! The show is truly addicting, along with all of the great characters and plot twists. Aaron Sorkin is a genius writer and they could not have cast any better than they did. Olivia Munn plays one of the main characters in the show, who is a sharp and smart economist. Recently, she has been doing her rounds on talk shows to promote Newsroom, showcasing different styles. My favorite has to be her look she wore at Jimmy Kimmel: a neon pink pencil skirt and sheer, lace top from French Connection.

I decided to recreate this look, but definitely struggled to find a similar top. However, I'm still pleased with the similar look I came up with!


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What do you think of this look? Are you an Olivia Munn fan? Or, more importantly, are you a Newsroom fan?!?

2012-07-18

Celebrity Copy Cat: Olivia Palermo

Photo Sourced from Style Bistro

Photo Sourced from Style Bistro

Photo Sourced from Style Bistro


I'll be honest, before I saw Olivia Palermo featured in a look by Tanya Burr over at Pixi2Woo, I had no idea who she was! With some research, I found out she was on the show The City. Here's the thing... I used to watch that show! It was quite some time ago, so I'm letting it go, but I thought it was so weird that I didn't remember her!

Besides that, I've fallen in love with her style. At each and every event she attends, or even when she's just going shopping, Olivia knows how to dress. My favorite look from a recent event is featured here, when she was attending the Faberge New York Flagship Opening. Her look is so pretty and fun, perfect for summer! Here is the recreation I came up with for her look.


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Zara striped t shirt / Paul Smith floral jacket / Vintage shorts / Steve Madden wedge / ELLEBJ circle necklace

I hope you like the recreation I came up with! Personally, I am in love with the Steve Madden wedges.

Remember that Friday is the last day to enter my GIVEAWAY! The winner will be announced in Sunday's post!!





2012-07-11

Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara

Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara
in "Very Black"


Happy Wednesday, everyone! Ah, the week is half over, so only a few more days until the weekend! I'm actually going away today, so I'll probably be lagging on commenting on my favorite blogs, but I'll be sure to catch up on Monday when I'm back home! But I do have this post and a post scheduled for Friday!

In the very beginning of June, I did a review on the Maybelline Great Plush Mascara. That mascara is the newest, and has gotten some quite good reviews by a lot of beauty gurus on the web and youtube. However, as you'll see in my review, I wasn't a huge fan of the mascara. My quest to find another great mascara was not over, though, and I finally got around to purchasing the Maybelline Illegal Lengths mascara ($8-9). I have heard nothing but great reviews on this mascara since it first came out and I remember seeing Carly Cristman talk about it in one of her videos. I just pushed it off until recently, and boy am I glad I finally got around to it!

This mascara is truly a lengthening mascara through and through. The brush gives incredible length to your eyelashes that I have honestly not had in any of my other mascaras. Also, I was given the idea to combine this lengthening mascara with the Great Plush mascara to see how the results would be:

Wow. The combination of these two mascaras is definitely the combination that I have been using. The Great Plush gives volume, while the Illegal Lengths provides length, leaving my eyelashes exactly where I want them to be. I'm fortunate to have full, long lashes, but these two mascaras definitely emphasize that fact to a new extreme!

Have any of you tried this mascara? What about the Great Plush mascara?

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2012-07-09

Stila "Fill-Your-Palette" Palette


Dune - Starlight - Kitten
Oasis - Wheat - Golightly

Kitten - Starlight - Dune

Golightly - Wheat - Oasis
Happy Monday, everyone! I honestly can't believe that we're already into the second week of July. Where is the summer going? Over on Pinterest (HotMessInADress), I feel like everyone is pinning autumn outfits of big sweaters, leggings, and boots. In my head, every time I see one of those photos I internally panic and wonder why everyone seems so determined to hurry up and get through summer!

Besides that depressing topic, I was so excited the other day when a package came in the mail for me from Stila! At the end of June, I won one of their contests over on the Stila blog. The prize I won was a 6-pan refillable palette with 6 eye shadows of my choice! I was beyond thrilled to win this, and it finally arrived in the mail last week.

The palette itself is great and sturdy as it's a hard cover that snaps shut, which is great for travelling. I feel like the close is very secure and I wouldn't be worried about it opening and damaging the shadows. The palette is very sleek and small, too, so it's definitely more convenient than the Naked palettes. Unlike the Urban Decay palette, which is very bulky, this palette is very slim and doesn't even seem like it's a refillable. It reminds me of MAC palettes in that sense.

Of course, the eye shadows from Stila are the stars of this show, though. I chose six very neutral shades, which are what I get the most use out of. I just had to include the cult-favorite "Kitten", which I own in the smudge pot form, and is one of my absolute favorites. I was so excited to try the actual eye shadow form, and I can say I was not disappointed. Each of the eye shadows I chose are really great quality and perfect, shimmery nudes. The only matte color I chose was "Dune", while the rest are gorgeous shimmers.

I know that I will get plenty of use out of this palette, and I am just so excited that I got the chance to win this prize. Thanks, Stila!!

PS - Leave your Pinterests in the comments as I've just started really getting into it. I need some new people to follow!

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