Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Perfect Bronzers

I have been trying to find the perfect bronzer and I am having trouble deciding on the perfect one. Here are some that I have found that I have been wanting to try out. Which bronzer is your favorite?Perfect Bronzers

Monday, June 27, 2011

Inspiration: Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian is always looking flawless! She is the best dressed woman I have ever seen. A shopping spree with her would be such a dream come true. Her clothes are sexy, but sophisticated. She will definitely always will be a fashion icon.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Neutral Tones

I have really been enjoying wearing neutral tones lately. I have found myself buying more and more of them. I do see myself purchasing more and wearing them well into the fall. Neutral tones do not have to be boring if you change it up a bit. I find these tones to be very beautiful and classic.

Ladies, do you see yourselves wearing more of these tones?

Top- Express, Capris- New York & Co, Wedges- Kensie, Watch- Betsey Johnson, Bracelets- New York & Co, Bag- Target won from a giveaway by XOXO, Nina, Earrings- Target

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Target Haul

This is my second haul post and I think I am going to start doing them more often. I love watching haul videos and reading other haul posts, so I think I am going to start sharing my hauls with you all more. I went to Target the other day and found some very cute things. Target has been improving a lot with all their clothes and I for one am very impressed. Here is my haul from Target and I hope you all enjoy.

(Sorry that the room looks so plain. I am redecorating.)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Casual Movie Friday

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and had fun and relaxed as well. I had a great friday night with the boyfriend. We had a nice casual movie movie night; he took me to go see Mr. Popper's Penguins! It was such a great movie and I remember absolutely loving the book when I was younger. Since it was just a casual night, I decided to go for a more casual look.

Oversized Top- Forever 21, Shorts- Express. Shoes- Rock and Candy, Watch- Betsey Johnson, Bag- Target won from a giveaway on XOXO, Nina

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kim K's New Hair

I have always thought that Kim Kardashian is super gorgeous and has the most beautiful hair ever. Now, she cut it shorter and I absolutely love it! I think it is so much better than her long signature hair. It is a change and a very good and I think she looks amazing!
How do you all feel about her new haircut?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Free People: Pretty In Pink

I was on the Free People website earlier today and ran across the Pretty In Pink Collection. I instantly fell in love and must purchase most of the pieces in this collection. Below I have some of my favorite pieces of the this fabulous collection.

How do you ladies feel about the Pretty In Pink Collection?

Gorgeous Smocked Cropped Top

Beautiful Sweater Tunic

Such Cute Cable Knit Shorts

In Love With This Lace Bodycon Dress

P.S. Are you all following me on Facebook?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Interview With Joanne, The Make Up Fairy

Sorry I have not done an interview in a while, but I have a really great one for you all today! This interview is with a blogger that I have recently discovered and read her posts everyday. Joanne, of the Make Up Fairy has one amazing blog. She talks about make up and fashion and I have learned a lot from her. Her product reviews are great and have purchased products because of the great reviews she posts. Her blog is simply just amazing! I hope you all enjoy this interview as much as I did.

1) What inspired you to start your blog?

I have been working as a Make Up Artist for the past four years and have had both experience on counter working for brands and working freelance on shoots etc. In the past two years I returned to college to study Montessori and Child Psychology. I now work as a teacher by morning, nanny by afternoon and freelance as a Make Up Artist at the weekends and in my spare time. I wanted to continue exposing my skill set and actively pursue something I was still so passionate about. I felt it would not only aid my career but something I would throughly enjoy. I have always loved English, journalism and writing and I've always wanted to share the insider beauty tips and tricks I've learned along the way. I'm a complete shopaholic and I am always reviewing products for family and friends so I felt it was an obvious choice to start sharing my opinions more publicly. I'm also a total social media addict so it was simply the next step combing Facebook, Twitter and a Website together. I have also been reading blogs and watching Youtube tutorials for the past few years to ensure I maintain a level of knowledge in this area and for enjoyment purposes so I had a good idea of what a blog entailed and the content people seem to be interested in.

2) How did you come up with the name The Make Up Fairy?

I have always adored both Make Up and Fairys and I felt that the combined name signified how all dreams can come true. It also tied in perfectly with my chosen slogan "For that touch of sparkle". A make up brush to me is like a magic wand and if I can bring a touch of sparkle to someone's day by making them feel/look pretty then I've done what I have set out to do.

3) How long have you been blogging?

I'm totally new to the blog-sphere, I have been blogging since the end of March of this year so just under three months.

4) What inspired your love for makeup?

I have always adored anything and everything artistic. From a young age I painted the walls in my room, decorated furniture, pencil cases you name it. When I was old enough to play around with make up it was a natural progression. Fashion, make up, and nails are all a way to express yourself and reinvent who you are everyday, I love the element of change and how you can re-create different looks. I used to be in awe of the Mac counter girls for the skill, sheer beauty and talent in how they present themselves and I began collecting make up and everything that went along with it (books etc.) I then fell in love with the MUA Kevin Aucoin and his stunning work, he along with so many other make up greats inspired be to then follow my dream and pursue make up artistry as a career.

5) What do you consider the most essential make up item a girl should own?

Hands down mascara. The eyes are the focal point of the face so for me pretty lashes are an essential. Also my lashes are quite fair so without mascara they appear non existent! I am pretty comfortable with a naked face but mascara would be something that I always wear even if it's on its own.

6) Do you prefer lipgloss or lipstick?

This is a tough one, I am obsessed with both but I tend to wear lipstick more often. I feel lipstick adds more pigmented colour and there are so many great moisturizing ones out there now that give a lovely sheen so as you can skip the gloss.

7) Favorite make up stores?

My kit contains so many different brands but my Top 5 would have to be -

  1. Mac
  2. Smashbox
  3. Urban Decay
  4. Make Up Forever
  5. Stila

8) Favorite clothing stores?

I'm a complete shopaholic so I love so many stores but I've narrowed it down to my Top 5:

  1. Zara
  2. H&M
  3. Topshop
  4. Forever 21
  5. Asos (Cheat!)

9) What is the number one item on your wishlist?

I am forever making mental wishlists but right now it has got to be a YSL Arty Ring, preferably the gold and turquoise one. I have been obsessing over the whole collection and I need one in my life!

10) Do you have any advice for fellow bloggers?

  • Be original
  • Be yourself
  • Be consistent
  • Be passionate
  • Take note, be inspired but never copy.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Beach Baggin' It Up

I am heading to the beach for the first week of July and I have already started looking for the perfect beach bag. Here are a few that I have had my eye on and might purchase. Which one do you all like the best?Beach Baggin' It Up

*Click on pictures for details

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Inspiration: Minka Kelly

I really do not know much about Minka Kelly except that she played in The Roommate and that she has absolutely amazing style. Every time I read about her online or see her in a magazine, she looks great! I have yet been disappointed by any of her outfits and she is currently my new fashion inspiration!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Anniversary: The Presents

On yesterday's blog post I told you all about how me and my boyfriend spent our 2 year anniversary. I also mentioned that he bought me two incredible presents and that I would share them with you all.

He bought me a beautiful gold Betsey Johnson watch and a pair of Rock and Candy glitter shoes, that I love.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Anniversary: The Date

Last week, my boyfriend and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. I can't believe we have been together for this long and I am so blessed that we have. He truly is amazing and could not have asked for anyone better to be with. We celebrated our anniversary by going to dinner to the same place where we had our first date, and coincidentally, we sat at the same exact table as well. He got me the most wonderful gifts too, (which will be on tomorrow's post) and I am so happy he loved what I got him as well. I hope you all have someone as special in your lives.

Dress- Trac via Poppy Pia, Wedges- Charlotte Russe, Bag- Mossimo via Target from XOXO, Nina, Bracelets- Random boutique in Greece, Earrings- Betsey Johnson, Necklace- Tiffany&Co

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Inspiration: Leighton Meester

I have never watched an episode of Gossip Girl (Yeah, I know I'm missing out) and probably should. But, I do keep up with the wonderful style of the gorgeous Leighton Meester. I absolutely lover her look and would love to have an opportunity to go shopping with her. Boy, would that be an experience to die for. I just love how sophisticated and effortless she always looks. Her style is flawless and she never disappoints me.
Do you all keep up her?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Nautical Trend

The nautical trend is to die for this summer. I have been loving it so much and definitely will be adding a ton of nautical inspired pieces to my wardrobe for the summer. Here is a cute set that I put together and I hope you all love it as much as I do!The Nautical Trend

*Click on set for details