Obsessed: Seychelles Footwear

15 Jun
seychelles heels

Too…Friggin’…Cute!

I hope this isn’t weird. But I’ve become a little obsessed with Seychelles‘ shoes. I don’t own a pair. But I check out their web site: EVERY DAY. Hello, my name is Nancy and I am stalking your shoes. Happy Thursday.

I love their unique style and too-cute looks! I want to put every pair into my online shopping cart but something always holds me back. It could be the monthly rent I have to pay or the student loans that are starting to come through. Whatever it is, I must find an end to this. Not an end to Seychelles, but an end to my daily viewing of their site pages and picturing me wearing them with my outfit. Their heels have a signature heel and oh-so-cute designs. They are a bit reminiscent of vintage styles. They describe their shoes made for the “girl with a different point of view: independent and romantic, with a sharp eye for mixing the best vintage elements with modern designs.” I don’t know about you but that means Seychelles shoes and moi, we are soul mates gurl!

I mean…..just look:

seychelles heels

Wedding Heels

seychelles booties

Rocker Heels

seychelles wedges

Picnic Wedges

Can you honestly blame me? And it doesn’t help that I am subscribed to their Facebook page, THUS, I get daily updates of other cool chicks sporting their heels or images of their newest additions to a collection. Ugh. I have to totally just DO IT! Just buy myself some Seychelles shoes and get it over with. I mean, they are the ones that came up with these:

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Pretty in Pink Heels

seychelles booties heels

Party Girl Heels

seychelles heels black and gold

Glam Heels

OK! that’s enough! I can’t take this anymore. I will be buying a pair this week and perhaps I’ll write a random review about them because sweet chili cheese soup bowl! They are just gorgeous. Aside from unique heels and wedges, Seychelles also offers sandals, flats, boots and WEDDING heels. Sigh. I’m totally obsessed.

P.S. the captions aren’t their real names – those are the names I describe their look to be (according to Me)

 

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Dr. Brandt’s Signature BB Cream

14 Jun

I recently signed up for the New  Beauty’s Test Tube sampling program. Sooner than later, I get this hot pink package in the mail FULL of amazing beauty goodies, including the New Beauty magazine. Ok so before you get super jealous of me, I just want to share one of the goodies I’ve been using and loving:

Dr. Brandt’s Signature BB cream with flexitone

bb cream dr brandt

color blending complexion enhancement technology (drbrandtskincare.com)

I know there was or has been an explosion of BB creams but I didn’t jump on that trend immediately. I didn’t really understand how BB creams worked but after trying Dr. Brandt’s BB cream, I want to look natural everyday! Like the Boscia BB cream I discussed a while back, BB creams do provide a beautiful finish and do more than just cover up flaws:

  • moisturize
  • protect against the effects of aging
  • revitalize the skin
  • brightens the skin
  • UV-protection

Dr. Brandt’s BB cream leaves a really smooth finish. I have been using it daily for a natural, no makeup look. It blends pretty good with my skin color and I feel like it lasts mostly all day. What is also really cool and different is that this BB cream has this flexitone, a color blending technology that is supposed to enhance your complexion – I think it’s that radiance I see after I put it on in the morning.

I’m hoping this little sample tube of wonders does not finish on me too soon. Let’s see what amazing products my next New Beauty test tube will introduce me to!

Beautiful…I Just Want You To Know (Snoop Dogg)

11 Jun

I like the fresh beats in this song and Pharell’s smooth voice.
Too many “beautiful” songs out there but this one adds some spice to the romance. And I don’t know a girl that doesn’t listen to this song and doesn’t think it is dedicated to her. If you are that girl, listen again. What a sweet song that instantly boosts my self-esteem.
 
Best part of this week’s pick – Snoop Dogg’s LYRICS! Kinda silly but amusing to sing along to:
 
“come on baby boo, you gotsta get into it – don’t fool wit the playa with the cool whip”
 
“You got my pictures on the wall in your room-in – Girls be complainin’ you keep me boomin’ but girls like that wanna listen to Pat Boone”
 
“Nothin’ I do is new to you – I smack up the world if they rude to you ’cause baby girl you so beautiful..”

Appetizer Upgrade at Gastropub Haven

6 Jun

You might just gain about five pounds after reading this post. Either way, I did. After a long, hot Saturday, I was ready for a big meal and a cold drink. The Haven Gastropub in Old Town Pasadena was the chosen spot because “we’ve walked by it before and it looked pretty cool”.

craft beer in pasadena

Just a front away from the ever-crowded Colorado street

We walked into a low-lit dining area with a rustic feel. I was looking forward to a good ‘ol meal like mashed taters and meatloaf or some refried beans, Spanish rice and chicken enchiladas.  Well the Haven Gastropub provided none of that. What they did provide was a lavish selection of cocktail drinks and craft beers, as well as appetizer items I could  not even pronunciate and ingredients I was skeptical about (roulade of hog’s head???).

Anywho. I ordered myself of flight of four varied craft beers (all over 8% alcohol, just saying) and decided to ask the waiter a number of questions about the appetizers. And this is what we ended with:

Mac ‘n Cheese

 

haven gastropub food

black truffles, gruyere, fontina, parmesan

 

I just wanted something I was familiar with…and cheesy of course.

And black truffles always prompts me in! Don’t worry, I shared.

However, I did save the last bit for…myself.

 

 

 

 

Ok are you ready for this?! I don’t think you are! I seriously doubt you are. Because I kinda wasn’t. I heard shredded duck and then fries.

Duck Confit Poutine

duck confit poutine pasadena

port salut, pommes frites

 

It does look…ummm different. According to the waiter, it was like “chili cheese fries” and I LOVE chili chez fries! So we placed an order and carefully dove in. They were…..pretty tasty I may add. And very filling.

 

 

Haven Gastropub offered a few other basics, like a burger or flat bread. Their ingredients are exquisite and they offer a unique variety of foods you may never encounter anywhere else near Old Town Pasadena. According to their web site, they also use local or organic produce, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised meat and poultry as often as possible. I guess it’s true what they say, “What won’t hurt you, won’t kill you”—- is that what they say?

Taking Over Cannes 2012 – Diane Kruger

30 May

Diane Kruger was certainly eye candy at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

How many amazing gowns did this woman have?!

She’s known to be a bit edgy with a huge sense of fashion couture – take a look at her Cannes fashion looks:

What is your favorite look?

diane kruger cannes

my FAVE dress!!

flowing blue dress

ethereal elegance

diane kruger mini

adding some mini funk to the place

wedding dress

laced out and girly

sparkly dress

sultry siren

diane kruger cannes 2012

Showing off the girls in CORAL

diane kruger cannes 2012

pouffed out drama

NARS Super Orgasm Blush

27 May

When it comes to blush, I am an ultimate hoarder. I still have blush with like, one application left because I love how they look in my makeup collection. That being said, I was surprised with myself that I did not have in my collection the ultimate blush, Nars Orgasm blush. So just recently I was browsing through the Sephora web site and came across the Orgasm blush.

HOWEVER!!!

I like to go above and beyond so when I saw that there was a SUPER ORGASM blush, well I didn’t even think twice as I clicked it into my shopping cart and checked out.

super orgasm blush

Finally, I own some piece of NARS

nars orgasm super blush

Gold speckles throughout…

So what do I think about Super Orgasm vs. Orgasm? I like the gold speckles it has but I can use that more for a dramatic flair instead of a natural look. According to the NARS web site, the regular Orgasm is a “peachy pink with golden SHIMMER” and the Super Orgasm is “peachy pink with gold GLITTER”. And since the glitter seems to take over, what I like to do is put on my regular blush and then dab a bit of the NARS Super Orgasm over for a little glitter goodness.

nars orgasm blush

Up Close ‘n Personal (Nars.com)

La J.Lo’s Vampy Look

25 May
jlo

How does one master the sultry JLO gaze?

Typically, Miss Lopez parades a bronze, nude makeup look. And who could blame her – with a gorge figure and eye-catching outfits, she doesn’t need much other attention on her face.

But at the recent premiere for What to Expect When You’re Expecting, we certainly were NOT expecting this bold makeup look!

I am digging the dark lip shade and subtle yet fierce eye makeup. I’m not a fan of bright lipstick but somehow I got an itchin’ to try out a bold, dark look like this.

Thank you JLO, yet again, for another fierce beauty look we will now be replicating in hopes to feel just a tad bit saucy………….