neon eyes

neon eyeliner chanel

We all know that you have to take runway beauty and style with a grain of salt, but I recently saw this gorgeous image from a CHANEL show (pretty old, I assume) and was immediately drawn into the model’s insanely awesome NEON EYES.  I mean, why NOT have a little fun with your eyes, right?


Balenciaga Rosabotanica


When I first saw the bottle for BALENCIAGA ROSABOTANICA perfume I thought “omg, THE BOTTLE.”  For one, it’s beautiful and I’m a  sucker for packaging, and two, it matches my apartment. Done effing deal.  I’m not a big fragrance girl, as I usually stay loyal to my Narcisco Rodriguez for Her and CHANEL Coco Mademoiselle, but there’s something about this Rosabotanica that I’m really, really into…even aside from the bottle.


Top 10 prettiest beauty product packaging

2-prettiest beauty product packaging

I’ve expressed my obsession with pretty beauty product packaging before, so it should come as no surprise that I decided to round up the top 10 prettiest beauty products, according to moi.  What are your favorite beauty products for packaging?

1. Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer

2. Physician’s Formula Talc-Free Mineral Wear Correcting Powder

3. Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum

4. Paul & Joe Cat Collection Blusher Sticks

5. NARS Yachiyo Brush

6. YSL Volupte Sheer Candy

7. Guerlain Meteorites Powder For the Face

8. Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm

9. Tokyo Milk Octopus Bubble Bath

10. CHANEL Ombres Fleuries

how to get dark nail polish off your nails!

nail polish tips

I will never forget the moment when a guy said to me “what are you goth now?  Why are you wearing black nail polish?”

The answer?  It was 2006…and CHANEL “black satin” was all the rage.  I mean, sure, mine was totally the Wet n’ Wild version (cause I’m cheap and lazy) but still…black nails were SO HAUTE that he didn’t even know it.  The problem is this: when you wear black (or really any dark nail polish color) it gets stuck in the corners of your nails.  For real.  I thought it was just me, cause I’m sloppy, but turns out…it’s everyone.  Here’s a trick that I recently picked up from a manicurist:

Use an old makeup brush, dipped in nail polish remover, to scrub off the remnants of your dark polish!  I’m liking Stila Double Ended Smudge Brush #28 since you get TWO choices: one is flat and short, and the other is long and thin…making it easy to get into every nook and dark polish cranny.

Tuesday Web Candy

Tuesday Web Candy

I’m obsessed with this notebook that Devon discovered – DevonRachel

I’ve always known how much I love Nicole Richie but this video, where she discusses FLOWERS, is hilarious – Refinery29

I have an odd curiosity about this new Mercedes nail polishYahoo!

Here’s a list of 20 things that CHANEL suggests you wear to the beach this summer (I’m IN) – Buzzfeed

My girl LC (Lauren Conrad) has some good tips on how to attend a wedding on a budgetLaurenConrad

An interesting trial of Gwenyth Paltrow’s dietNYMag

I love this DIY neon tassle necklaceStripesandSequins

I might need one of these number necklaces…just saying – CheetahIsTheNewBlack

Get The Look: Alexa Chung

Get the look Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung looked absolutely stunning at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival – 8th Annual CHANEL Artists Dinner.  I’m loving her radiant (yet very pale) skin, with just a hint of lip and eye.  Here’s how to get the look:

Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation SPF 12-Hour Broad Spectrum SPF 15: Alexa has great skin but her skin actually looked FLAWLESS at this event…and I don’t say that lightly.  Tarte’s foundation gives great coverage AND SPF 15 for us fair ladies, like Alexa and myself.

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in “Bare Pink”: A beautiful mauve-pink shade, with lots of moisture, is key here.

NARS Blush in “Orgasm”: It’s the go-to blush for almost every makeup artist, and for a good reason.  It looks good on almost everyone and you don’t end up looking like a clown.

Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in “Perversion”: Alexa doesn’t have a ton of eye makeup on but you can clearly see a beautiful line of liquid eyeliner.  I love Urban Decay’s version since it’s so easy to apply and doesn’t smudge or streak.