Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year to everyone! A lot has happened the last year, and it looks like a lot more is coming in 2011. I'm getting married and moving to London where my husband-to-be is studying international law. That also means that I will have to get a new job. -Hoping on something in fashion or otherwise creative. As in fashion the new collections comes out real soon, and I look forward to new Spring/Summer fashions after a long cold winter and to see what all the fashionistas will be wearing.
See you all in 2011, where I again will be blogging on fashion, beauty and everything glamour...Also...remember to subscribe to my blog(s), it means a lot to me.

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NYE at the Beach!

Happy New Years Eve everyone! I'll be relaxing lazily at the beach for tonight's festivities!
I haven't been out to the house in months (maybe even a year?!) so I cannot wait to go!!

xxKatie

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Kim Kardashian

Looking beautiful as always and really put together Kim rocks a fringe necklace. Fringe is a must have for Spring.

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Chanel Spring 2009 And One Good Perennial Lipstick



My expectations from spring makeup collections are always limited. They usually tend to be heavy on pink and other pastels which rarely agree with me. The good news about Chanel Spring 2009 Bohemian Fantasy collection is the lack of any Barbieness. It's darker than you'd expect, with the best item in the range being the deep violet nail polish and the chocolaty plum eye shadow in the Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow (the silver gray is also very cute if less useful).

The bad news for me is how most of the colors look on my skin: Not Good.

The collection would probably look best on the cool-toned among us. Even the bold reds are geared for women with rosier complexions who can pull of pink based and beige lip colors. The blush was also too light for me and looked unnatural.

As for the items I liked, I already have very similar colors in my stash (including a violet nail polish. Zoya came out with one several seasons ago), so I don't actually need either. But that eye shadow compact is the one thing worth trying in the collection. The pigments were better than what you usually get in these Chanel quads.


The one thing I just couldn't understand was the lip palette. I looked at it, touched it, circled it, but unless I'm missing something major here, there was never ever so little actual material for so much money. If you think Serge Lutens lipsticks are atrociously priced at $75, this thing with its six tiny droplets of color (almost sample size) goes for $60. Did any of you discover a secret pocket of lip cream anywhere inside the compact?

My advice: skip the limited edition items and go for the regular collection. My latest discovery is Rouge Allure lipstick in Attitude. It's a mellow red with a dark rose base. It has more than enough personality to be considered a red, while still being daytime friendly on olive skin. It's a pretty and lively color which would serve you both in the cold months and later on this spring.

Like all Rouge Allure lipstick, it's comfortable to wear, moisturizing and wears for quite a while (unless it meets hot tea first). Definitely my favorite makeup item these days, with the added benefit of not having to hoard several before it goes away forever.

I tried to take a picture (with and without cats), but couldn't capture the exact color. You'll need to see for yourself in person, as the miserable color swatches on Chanel website are crappy (as are most of the images they use. They are rarely true to life. Someone in their marketing department needs to have a chat with the people at Sephora, Benefit Cosmetics, Nars and Bobbi Brown, to name a few companies who usually get it right).
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Brandy Loves The 80s


Are we seeing a return of the matchy-matchy style?

Don't forget to make sure your scrunchy is the same color as your socks (preferably neon pink), though Brandy here is kicking it up a notch by posing as a Louis Vuitton billboard.

Photo: Faded Youth Blog
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NOTD Misa Toxic Seduction & Suds n sass EOTD and LOTD

Misa Toxic Seduction might my favorite green nail polish! *LOVE* I didn't even remember I have this one... It's forest green but with a hint of teal. Gorgeous! I used 2 coats over Orly Nail Armor and it was completely opaque.

Oih, Misan Toxic Seduction saattaa olla suosikkivihreäni! Miten olinkaan unohtanut koko lakan olemassaolon... Liikaa lakkoja? ^-^ Lakka on siis metsänvihreä ja mukana on myös sinertävää, ihan mielettömän kaunis. Käytin 2 kerrosta Orlyn Nail Amorin päällä ja ihan peittävää jälkeä tuli.




I also had to add lip swatch of my new lip gloss :D I added this photo to that older post too.

Ja olihan minun tehtävä eilisestä huulikiillostani vielä huulikuva :D Siis i h a n a! Yllä linkki postaukseen, johon lisäsin myös tämän kuvan.




Sud n Sass Ice crystals (clear) gloss with Zinnia & Blossom pigments on left, MAC Boy Bait on right.


Lip swatch of my gloss. I LOVE it!

I had only 10 minutes for my makeup today, I was very sleepy in the morning. So my makeup wasn't a masterpiece. Haha. But I wanted to show these lovely pigments anyway ;) Angels breath is a delicate and so pretty light pink, Blackened Gold is a great neutral!

Ja ihan mestariteosta (heh) ei meikistäni tullut, aamulla nimittäin uni maistui paremmalta kuin meikkaus ;) Halusin kuitenkin näyttää nämä ihanat pigmentit. Luomella on kaunis ja herkkä Angels breath (hento v.pun) ja varjostuksena Blackened Gold, todella ihana sävy neutraalimpaan meikkiin.



-Detrivore primer
-Suds n Sass Angels breath (lid, browbone)
-Suds n Sass Bloackened gold (crease, lower lashline)
-MAC Blitz&Glitz fluidline & LashStiletto wp

Angels Breath: a very light pink with gold flecks of glitter/shimmer
Blackened Gold: Gold Shimmer/Sparkle in a bold blackened gold/bronze base
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