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I know I've broken major fashion rules today by wearing yoga pants, a t-shirt, and flip-flops to my marketing test this morning and then Wal-Mart and CVS runs but hey, it's Halloween so why not dress up all bummy like everyone else does in my 'hood.

Wal-Mart had a ton of pedicure stuff by Sally Hansen including a new Just Feet collection. I picked up their Ingrown Nail File & Cuticle Pusher as well as a Foot Rasp to do some exfoliating of icky calluses. I also grabbed a bottle of Onyx Professionals 100% Acetone which is fabulous for removing both dark and glitter polishes. I decided to try the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails - Hard As Wraps so we'll see how that goes when I try it out this afternoon and acrylic generally makes nail color last longer especially when I've had the fake ones.

My original plan at CVS was to just pick up a bottle of Sunsilk's Anti-Flat Weightless Volumizing Creme but I ended up looking around the beauty aisles and getting "caught up in the moment" but still being very wise with my purchases since I bought all sale items and I had coupons (my mother taught me well) and CVS extra bucks, I ended up with all these goodies for about $15! Bargain shopper extraordianaire but I bought things I could really need!

MegaSlicks Lip Color Retractable Pencil - # 671 Passion Fruit Pink. I'm a sucker for bright pink lips with nude shadow on eyes but I also needed a bright pink lip to wear for my 80's chick/Cyndi Lauper Halloween costume this evening (yes, same concept as Saturday's costume but I'm going to wear a different shirt over the leopard dress and I'll actually have time today to do my eyeshadow all crazy). My beloved Clinique Colour Surge Lipstick in Extreme Pink has gone missing in action but I'm hoping it's just hiding in one of my purses, so I needed some sort of hot pink lip color on the cheap and so far I'm pretty impressed and it doesn't feel too heavy!

Wet 'n Wild Ultimate Touch Pressed Poweder - I tend to buy cheap pressed powder that I keep in my purse's makeup bag because I usually end up shattering it somehow (I ruined a very nice MAC Blot Powder that way).

Wet 'n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color - #11088 Vintage Red - I normally tend to shy away from dark colored polishes but since they're all the rage this season, I figured I'd try something affordable in the 97 cent range so if I hated it, I wouldn't be out a ton of cash. The color I picked is a limited edition but it's a dark reddish black with some purple tones. It's drying on my thumb right now and I had to use three coats to get an even, uniform color but I've noticed that with a lot of dark nail polishes. Wet 'n Wild also had this gorgeous silvery black shade in their Crystalic Nail Color but I that it might be a bit too goth for my tastes nowadays so we went with the dark and chic instead. While testing everything out and typing this out, the Vintage Red color also looks great with one coat of it and one coat of New York Color's Nail Glossies - #233 Plum Tart (which I picked up at Target a couple weeks ago) on top to form a dark pinky-purple metallic color! I've always been one of these crazy girls who ends up mixing nail polish colors together. So I've now got some options with the two colors I've bought for the fall season.

Since CVS had Sally Hansen lip and nail products at buy one, get one half off (if only I had known that at Wal-Mart but they had a better selection of pedicure goods there so it balances). I found a two-for-one package of their Lip Inflation glosses which had one regular clear gloss and one Sheer Blush color. I'm really liking the the Sheer Blush color and it feels good on your lips but not so tingly that you feel your mouth is on fire! I also picked up their Problem Cuticle Remover and Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil since I'm going to give myself much needed manicure and pedicure this afternoon. I also picked up a La Cross Laser Shaper Nail File since emery boards do no justice except in emergency situations!

Now I'm off to D.I.Y. pedicure and manicure and then get my Halloween on!

Longest post ever?

Hello to all my fashionable friends! It's seems like forever since I've posted on here but it seems I've gotten at least a handful of new readers according to some comments I've received lately. Waves hello to my new blogging friends and if anyone wants to be added to my list of reads, give me a "comment holla," ok?

I've managed to survive Halloween weekend (yes, at the age of 24 it's still somewhat cool to dress up and go to the gazillion Halloween parties around town). Friday night I dressed up as a Hollywood socialite or I joked that I was Nicole Richie 20 pounds heavier. My costume consisted of huge white sunglasses, a couple of tanks layered, a black cropped cardigan and a long scarf, skinny jeans, and my slouchy tan boots. I've noticed in Hollywood/L.A.-ville that many of the "It Girls" have a tendency to wear black shirts with brown boots. How odd. For Saturday, I went as 1980's chick a la Cyndi Lauper and wore a red and black leopard print mini-dress with black leggings, a black shirt with an interesting cut up shape I found at H&M, my black stretch belt, metallic blue button earrings, tons of bangles, gunmetal colored pumps, and I paired it with a studded gold lame' fabric bag that I had in my collection of purses. To top things off, I wore my hair in pigtails and I wore silver and blue eyeshadows with hot pink lips!

So while perusing the beauty aisles at Wal-Mart last week, I stumbled upon one of my favorite body sprays that I wore quite a few years ago - Parfums de Coeur Body Fantasies Fresh White Musk. It's a very clean musk but with a slight floral and one whiff of it reminded me why I loved it so much.

Much to my delight, it turns out I had won a contest compliments to Beauty Addict Mag and DuWop and I received my prize in mail this past week. For starters, I scored their Browwow kit in "lighter" which includes tinted brow powder and pomade as well as a shimmery cream eyeshadow to highlight the browbone. I used the stiff end of the brush to apply the powder and then the pomade and I use the softer end to sweep a bit of the highlighter right under my "arches" (I tend not to have an overly defined arch, my brows don't naturally grow that way). They also sent me their Lash Lacquer in "carbon black" (mascara with a smudge proof "topcoat") which I've yet to try but I'll certainly let y'all know when I do! I *try* to change mascaras when the season's change but I'm now faithful to my Maybelline Full 'n Soft after spending all summer mascara hunting but I did open it right around when fall started so when winter comes in December, I'll be ready for a new mascara. The third goodie I received was their Revolotion in "medium" which ended up being a bit too dark for my pale self but if I mix it with my regular lotion, I get a nice glow! It'll definitely be an essential product when it's skirt weather in the spring again!

Ladies, definitely check out Sunsilk's GetHairapy.com and it has all the fabulous-ness of gossip and shopping with your best gay boi-friend. I signed up to receive the sample trio of their Anti-Flat line and I definitely liked the Anti-Flat Weightless Volumizing Creme. If you're in the Richmond, VA area like me - I've noticed that CVS does have the the Sunsilk line on sale this week!

I know I've got plenty more I could update on but I'm exhausted but hopefully I can do some more writing and catching up on Tuesday or Wednesday. Take care my fashionistas and divas! <3

High Heels: A love-hate Relationship.

I will admit I've got a major "thing" for high heels. Except high heels usually have an average "four-hour time limit" for me. We've got a love-hate relationship... So now I'm looking into ways to make my current shoes more comfortable and possibly check out some comfort brands as well.

I've bought a pair of these insoles by Dr. Scholl's before and I think I'm going to stock up on a few more pairs. I'm going to try putting them in a few pairs of my pumps and also my ballet flats and see if that makes a difference. I like the fact that there's an adhesive on them to stick them in your shoes to keep them from sliding around and there's a lining covering the gel so your feet don't feel yucky or sweaty if you decide to go without hose.

I don't know what's worse lately, wearing heels or wearing flats! I love my Born clogs and my Danskos but they don't always go with everything fashion wise.

I did some browsing on the Easy Spirit site and I found a couple pairs of basic pumps that caught my eye but the Reiko's are my favorites out of them all so I'll have to see if I can find them at the Easy Spirit store. I also liked the Jacklynn's as well but I'm not sure if they have the same amount of padding as the other ones.

I know my Mom is a huge fan of LizFlex and I found these sassy platform pumps on their site! Maybe she and I will need to make a trip to DSW since she's had lucking their finding cute LizFlex styles.

I will admit that so many "comfort" shoes do tend to look like shoes for a much older generation but when I'm on my feet all day, comfort is key essential. I'm in my mid-twenties and I want to look sassy but I suppose I'm going to have to look around to find chic and comfortable shoes.

I've found it!

So I've finally found my "holy grail" mascara thanks to a reccomendation from a friend - I've fallen in love with Maybelline's Full 'n Soft Mascara. I've tried a lot of mascaras in my life time but this one seems to be the big winner. I had someone actually "notice" my lashes which normally get lost behind the glasses, so after receiving that compliment - I knew I've found "the one" for sure.

Have a fashionable week everyone!

Some of the best things in life are free.

So yours truly had entered a giveaway through Beauty Addict Mag's Freebies section on their website and has won a DuWop giveway pack! I'm all for legit freebies and if I can win, anyone can win!

I ended up buying these boots from Target and rocked them with my skinny jeans today - so cute!



I hope everyone's doing well and have a fabulous weekend!