Friday, July 26, 2013

New Items in the Shop

So I've been super busy lately working on new items for the shop. These are some of the recent pieces I've made. 
Madison adjustable gold necklace. This is actually one of my favorite pieces. I have a rose gold version that is currently out of stock. I should be getting it in about a week or so. 
The Great thing about these bracelets is that you can choose your stone and chain. They are fully customizable! See them here

Aurora Borealis and Gunmetal Bracelet. I haven't been able to find any more of these crystals :( and I only have 2 left so get em while you can. 
I've been getting into stretch bracelets recentlt. This Tiffany bracelet is made with Genuine riverstones and a features a large crystal. Perfect for stacking.

Wire wrap rings. These are so fun to make. I have a new design in the works featuring this material and crystals so stay tuned for that. 
Large vintage key necklace. These are so romantic, love these. 
Crystal and chain wrap bracelet. Easy to wear and goes with everything. 

This is just a glimpse at what's new. See the rest of my C&C Colletion shop on etsy. 

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

MAC Dupe List

MAC Amber Lights = Milani Sun Goddess, NYX Golden, Milani Bronze Doll
MAC Aquadisiac = Jane Millionare
MAC Atlas = ULTA Silk
MAC Bamboo = Wild and Crazy Wild Guava
MAC Beautiful Iris = ULTA Iris, NYX Frosted Lilac
MAC Black Tied = Jane Clubbing = Milani Storm
MAC Brill = Wild & Crazy Bahama Water
MAC Carbon = NYX Black
MAC Coppering = Milani Flare
*MAC Cranberry = NYX Rust
*MAC Electric Eel = Milani Atlantis, NYX Irises
MAC Gorgeous Gold = Prestige Glitz C-157
MAC Guacamole = Milani Limbo Lime
MAC Hepcat = NYX Violet
*MAC Humid = Milani Clover, NYX Mermaid Green
MAC Jest = Milani Peachy Peach
MAC Jewel Blue = Jane Eye Zing in Surfer Girl
MAC Juxt = Milani Garden Mist, Jane Rain Forest
MAC Little Madame = Milani Illusion
MAC Lucky Green = Wet n' Wild Marquis
MAC Mulch, Sable = Milani Java Bean
MAC Naked Lunch = Wet n' Wild Fine Wink, NYX Sahara
MAC Nocturnelle = NYX Beauty Queen
MAC Paradisco = Flirt! Feeling Hot
*MAC Parrot = ULTA Deep Sea, L'oreal HIP in Showy
MAC Parfait Amour = Milani Enchantment, NYX Purple
MAC Passionate = NYX Cherry or Red Head
MAC Perverted Pearl = Milani Silver Bullet
MAC Pink Freeze = Milani Taffy
*MAC Satin Taupe = ELF Moondust, ULTA Twilight
MAC Satellite Dreams = Daffodil
MAC Shale = Milani Icy Plum
MAC Shimmermoss = ULTA Luna
MAC Sketch = Milani Marooned
MAC Stars and Rockets = NYX Luxor, Milani Shock
MAC Trax = Flirt! Glamourazzi
MAC Vanilla = Milani Snow Frost
MAC Vellum = Milani Moonlight
MAC Woodwinked = Milani Golden Bronze

MAC Dark Soul pigment = Jane Clubbing
*MAC Fuchsia pigment = Jesse’s Girl 553 Sparkle Red
*MAC Old Gold = Jesse’s Girl 567 Sunlit Cactus
MAC Pink Pearl = Jesse’s Girl 551 Superpink Pearl
MAC Silver Pigment = Milani Mercury
*MAC Sweet Sienna = Gothic Glamour
*MAC Violet = Jesse’s Girl 560 Cloisonne Violet

Prune e/s >> Hepcat e/s
Tropical e/s >> Paradisco e/s (kinda sorta)
Kiwi e/s >> Swimming e/s
Hot Orange e/s >> Fab & Flashy e/s
Opal e/s >> White Frost p/m
Rust e/s >> Cranberry e/s
Black e/s >> Carbon e/s
Lime Juice e/s >> Eyepopping e/s
Chick e/s >> Goin' Bananas e/s
Lanikai e/s >> Bang On Blue e/s
Purple e/s >> Parfait Amour e/s

Atlantis e/s >> Electric Eel e/s
Flare e/s >> Coppering e/s
Shock e/s >> Stars N Rockets e/s (kinda)
Blue Ice e/s >> Blue Storm/Submarine/Freshwater (kinda)

L'Oreal HIP-
Intrepid p/m >> Blue Brown p/m
Famous p/m >> Deep Blue Green p/m (sorta)

Clubbing e/s >> Black Tied e/s

Golden Olive e/s >> Old Gold p/m (maybe, i dont have it but it looked similar to swatches ive seen online)
Bayou e/s >> Tilt e/s
Ivy e/s >> Stormwatch e/s

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Beach Bag Essentials

It's that time of the year again where a lot of us are spending our summer at the beach or laying pool side. There are a few essentials that I think we all need when doing so. Here's my must haves:

1. Beach bag - The one I have is from VS. It's large and plastic on the outside and material on the inside. These are my favorite because you don't have to worry about them getting wet. 
2. iPod - or any music player of your choice. I prefer the iPod touch because of the outside speaker. 
3. Flip flops - for obvious reasons.
4. Large beach towel - to lay on. How cute is that one from VS?
5. Cover up - I love the plain white cotton ones. They go with all bathing suits. 
6. Sunblock for the face - I love the ultra sheer by neutrogena.
7. Sunblock for the body - I really like the spray kind cause they are just so much more convienient. This one by neutrogena has a cooling effect. 
8. Tanning lotion - Optional of course, but it's something I always have in my bag and my favorite is the carrot oil kind. I find it tans you the fastest.
9. Lip sunblock - This is a must have year round for me, but especially when I'm in the sun. The lips burn very easily and it's super painful so definitely keep this on you and reappply often.
10. Bottle of water - gotta stay hydrated. 
11. Hat - I love floppy beach hats or a straw fedora. 
12. Sunglasses - also a must have year round, but a necessity at the beach, b/c the white sand just amplifies the sun's rays. 
13. Hair ties - nothing worse then being hot and having your long hair stick to you. 

So those are my must haves, what are some of yours?

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Accessories Haul & an Upcoming Trip

I've been hauling up a storm lately, mainly accessory type things. Here's what I got within the last month (with the exception of the lion necklace which I got about 2 months ago)

Almost all the earrings came from F21 and a few are from Burlingtons

I've really been loving the look of cat eye sunglasses. I never bought a pair cause I didn't think I could pull them off...I got 2 pairs and still am not sure I can pull them off lol, but I love them! I saw these tortoise shell ones and the black pair below them and couldn't decide which ones I wanted so
 I got both. The black pair is my favorite and I've been wearing them non stop. I get them from Forever21

 I had to get this infinity scarf because I live in scarves as soon as it hits 60 down here
 I also got these Jessica Simpson sunglasses, but I may be returning them. I think they are a little too wide for my face.
 I'm going to NY for a week next month so I figured I should get myself a pair of comfy lightweight shoes. I NEVER wear tennis shoes except for going to the gym. They just make my feet too hot. When I saw these at TjMaxx I thought they were cute and they seriously weight almost nothing, but besides that they are incredibly comfortable so I had to get them.

I've been needing a jewelry tray for forever, but I've been holding out because I wanted the bigger one that has about 15 or so compartments. Well after waiting for months and not being able to find it I just caved and got this one that has 9 compartments. It has a Parisian theme and matches my wall color perfectly so I think I did alright. 

I "needed" new luggage so I figured I would treat myself to this fancy embossed ostrich one by Adrienne Vittadini. It's a 28 inch 360 spinner. I swear, if those baggage handlers at the airport jack it up I'm going to to lose my sh*t. That's actually the main reason I never buy nice expensive luggage in the first place.

Have you been hauling anything lately? Any summer vacations planned?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Review - MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade

I have been using this highlighter non-stop since I got it 2 weeks ago. I really love using a highlighter for the night, but I always stuck to golden shades like MAC's Golden Bronze or Elf's Golden (great dupe for MAC's Golden Bronze by the way!). 
I went to MAC with 3 different highlighter's in mind, but just my luck they only had the MSF in Lightscapade  in stock. It actually worked out though because I love it!! I wanted a highlighter I could wear during the day and at work and this one is perfect. 
It's not glittery or even shimmery, I would best describe it as a natural sheen. It's super finely milled and doesn't have a single speck of glittery or chunkiness to it, if that makes sense. It looks completely natural on and just gives you a nice glow and really shows off your cheekbones nicely. I don't find that it makes your pores look larger either like how some highlighters can do.
I heavily swatched it here and then rubbed it on my wrist once without blending so you could actually see it. When I apply it to my face, I just lightly blend it on the top of my cheekbones and then slightly blend it down just a tiny bit and then apply blush. I like applying the highlighter first because when I go to apply the blush it gives it a sort of gradient effect and the top part of the blush will a have a bit of shimmer to it due to the highlighter and then it gets more matte on the lower part of my cheek. Did I explain that too much? lol it probably sounds weird now haha, but hopefully you know what I mean. 
So this is hands down my favorite daytime highlighter and I would buy it again and again, but I don't think I'll run out anytime soon. I really think it would work well on any skintone too, so if your looking for a highlighter definitely give this one a try.

What's your favorite highlighter, have you tried this one?
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