Thursday, January 31, 2008

OPI Soft and Thin Nail Polish


For years I had acrylic nails and I loved them. Then I became a mother and decided it was too time consuming and expensive. The problem is, my nails tend to be thin and would often split.

So far the ONLY thing that has kept my nails long and hard is this OPI Soft & Thin. This one little bottle would last me a few months, saving me a ton of money and time. What more could you want? You know what else is great? The fact that this goes on clear. No need to put it on perfectly! Goes down great as a base coat too. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wicked Temptations Black Corset

Valentine's Day is coming up...and I know who's going to be happy. ;)

Wicked Temptations has a HUGE selection of lingerie, clothes, shoes and a few extra naughty things to spice up your holiday. The range of styles are from tame to totally thrilling. The prices are great and so is the customer service. Yay Valentines Day!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Anastasia Brow Express Palate

Anyone remember Oprah's "It's all about the eyebrow" phase? I do..I remember how mad her make up guy was. Hehe!

She has a point though. I've seen so many make over shows where women who don't have their eyebrows done, look so good after. It's amazing how the eyebrow when properly done, can balance out the face and open up the eyes.

This cool little eyebrow set makes the whole process fool proof. On the Oprah show, Anastasia must have made over 3 or 4 women's eye brows and the results were amazing!

Personally, I'm headed over to Nordstrom's today to pick up this kit. I'll have to post pictures when I'm done!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

e.l.f. Cosmetics

Can you believe this deal from e.l.f. cosmetics?! I'm drooling over this complete package of pretty products. Seriously, a whole new set of brushes, blushes, eye liner and shadow and so much more. Looks like there might even be some concealers and face powers to share with friends. Yee haw! You'd get to look great *and* be a fun friend!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Iolani Cap Sleeve Print Dress

Now when I think about "Risque Chic" style, this little dress by Iolani says it all. It's cute, it's sexy and it's stylish. I love the look of black and white for any season. This dress, with the deep v-neck, wide belt and empire waist is very flattering for most body types...especially mine! Since it is 100% silk, it will not only feel good to the touch but it will flow when you walk. All a girl needs now is a fan to blow her hair around!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Tall Black Boots

Everywhere you look this season, you'll see the tall black boot. I love the look of the boots with jeans tucked inside with maybe a tailored coat or sweater. Absolutely fabulous. You know what else looks really hot with the tall leather boots? A nice dress with patterned, that looks HOT! There was a woman on the Oprah show today with the boots and dress and I just couldn't get over how great she looked. (yeah, despite the topic, poor girl, but that's not the point)

Anyway....I especially like these because #1 they are on sale..yay! And #2 the classic look. They aren't too pointy, which KILL my feet, and they'll stay in style beyond this season. So enjoy girls!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pluey Rainboots

It's January and I'm freezing! It's been so wet and stormy here, but these darling Pluey Rainboots are just the thing to add a little charm to a dreary day.

These rainboots are super cute! It has been so rainy lately, duh it's winter. But here in California, it's not that common. When it does rain, I hate to feel frumpy. What better to feel so much cuter than a great pair of comfortable, but darling rain boots like these made by Pluey! I'm a dog lover and I have a black wool pea coat, so I nominate these doggie Pluey's as the favorite. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sense Skin Care by Usana

About two years ago, my friend and neighbor Monica Ulrich invited me to a girl's facial party. What fun! This is where I first tried the Sense Skin Care line by Usana. All of the Sense products contain all natural ingredients and are free of artificial preservatives. They even come in specially designed containers that prevent bacterial contamination.

The 3-step system is so good, even my husband uses it. It smells soooo good. It reminds me of when I walk into a really fancy spa, like Burke Williams and I'm overcome by the heavenly smells of eucalyptus, mint and citrus.

Anyway, I digress...the point is this stuff makes my skin feel so soft and fresh. Products can be ordered regularly through the Monica's website, and they're delivered directly to your home. Sometimes it's just such a pleasure to skip the mall for beauty products!

Monday, January 14, 2008

no!no! Hair Removal System

You know, for a long time, I've been unsatisfied with the current methods of hair removal. Razors don't shave close enough and have to be used daily. Yuck. It's a short term solution...and who wants to do it every day?!

The other option? Waxing. Waxing can be done at home and it lasts longer but it's such a pain. Literally. I give it a double yuck for the pain and one for the gross mess. A girlfriend of mine goes to a salon for the "brazilion wax". It's expensive not to mention undignified. The first time I heard of it, I thought, "They do what?! To my where?!" Um, no thank you. I'll pass on that pain and embarrassment. Shoot, I'm not even that modest, but I figured there had to be a better way, and here it is!
The no!no! hair removal system uses exciting new technology called Thermicon™ which transfers a pulse of heat to the hair follicle, destroying it. It's safe, painless and over time, it will eliminate the need for regular hair removal. There are no in-grown hairs or pimples like with waxing. Nice! Keep in mind, that like any hair removal system, it takes time and dedication to achieve the desired results. Over time, you will have clean, smooth, stubble free skin. Yes!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Gucci Handbag

Gucci Handbags for 33% off!

Normally, I'm a loyal to Louis Vuitton to a fault, but I can't resist the look of this Gucci Handbag!
This stylish little bag is perfect with the basic black trench coat. Made from the highest quality canvas & leather Gucci is famous for, you know this classic bag will last forever. It has a zipper pocket inside and a cell phone pocket. Perfect! And can you believe it's on SALE?! It's a Gucci for heaven's sake!

Don't you think this would go perfect with those Steve Madden "Brytni" shoes? Oooooo...too cute!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Cashmere V-Neck Sweater

Every grown woman and stylish girl, should have at least one cashmere sweater, dontcha think!? Check out this Women's Cashmere V-Neck Sweater.

It's absolutely luxurious and a must for this time of year. It's really soft against your skin, not to mention comfortable and warm. The V-neck is a classic design that won't go out of style, so you can feel good about spending the money on something really nice. I'm a firm believer in quality. When you buy quality, it ends up being less expensive in the long run. Hey, if nothing else, I'm a bargain shopper and I can totally justify a beautiful cashmere sweater. Go for it!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Roberto Cavalli

Aren't these amazing? Roberto Cavalli is an amazing designer. If you've never been in one of his boutiques, I recommend the "experience". But dress up. You don't want to feel like Julia Roberts in Pretty know what I'm talkin about. All I can afford to do is window shop there, but a girl can dream!

Here is an elegant example of Roberto Cavalli design. These glasses are simple, yet chic...Risque Chic if I do say so myself.

Jo Malone Cologne

You may have noticed that I have already mentioned Jo Malone body cream. Well, here is the fragrance. Yum!

I had to go check out the sales at Valley Fair this weekend...crazy good! Jo Malone has a boutique there (with a very handsome salesman I might add) so of course I had to stop in to moisturize! I wish I caught the man's name, but darn it he was so charming and so busy telling me I had to try the Honeysuckle & Jasmine cologne, that I forgot to take note. Oh well!

You know what this reminded me of? Summertime. It was the kind of sent that a cold body in a wool coat longs for in the middle of winter. One deep whiff of this, and I was transported I tell you!

I think we all could use a little tropical vacation right about now, don't you? (sigh)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Happy Bunny Jammies

Seems like I was gettin too high folutin there for a sec, so I thought I'd post something silly. Found these online from

Happy Bunny T-shirts are so funny! These jammie bottoms are cute. They say, "I was naughty, so what?"Kinda fitting, do you think? ;)

Tiffany & Co

Okay, here's an actual picture of me wearing the Tiffany & Co "Return to Tiffany's" necklace (and Lipsense Lip Colour, and Mac Lashes).

This was a gift for Christmas last year, and I have found that I go for this necklace (and bracelet) time and time again. Paired with diamond stud earrings, it looks simple and classic. It also looks good with any color I have, grey, name it, it looks fabulous. And even better, I FEEL fabulous!

Thank you my darling Husband! XOXO

Juicy Couture Hoodie & Pants

In keeping with the "Day After" theme, I have to mention Juicy Couture Hoodies & Pants. Man, oh man are they comfey! Exactly the kind of thing you want after a night on the town.

Now, I suppose if I had abs as flat as these, I might wear 'em like this stunning woman. But doesn't that look a little cold (not to mention slutty)?! You know what, I'm not 21 anymore and I don't think I could get away with this. That and I don't live in LA. Anyway, I think it's nice to have a soft t-shirt in a contrasting tone underneath to cover the gap. Mmmmm...sooo comfortable!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Juicy Couture Sunglasses

Who hasn't woken up late "the next morning" and needed a pair of fabulous sunglasses? Shoot, I don't even drink, but after a long night of dancing, laughing and general mayhem, sunglasses are a MUST!

Now, I have to confess, I was a fan of bargin sunglasses, but when I got these Juicy Sunglasses to match my Juicy Couture sweats, I felt like a true Hollywood starlet (minus the paparazzi). Aren't they the cutest?!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Lipsense Lip Color

Out of all the beauty products I've used, this is the one I've used the longest. Believe it or not, I've been using this lip color for more than seven years! (Actually, I'm even wearing it in my profile picture!)

After a baby shower luncheon, I noticed a mother and daughter both still had their lipstick on. Of course I had to know what they were using! That's when I discovered Lipsense lip color. If I put this on at night before I go out, I'll wake up with perfect lips...seriously. It lasts like long.

I found my distributor online and I've stuck with her ever since. LeAnne Avant has been my consultant for over 7 years and she's great. She gives me free samples to boot...LOVE HER! Check her out HERE!