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ELLE Makeover Challenge

I have the tendency to re-invent my style on a somewhat consisent basis - as in, whenever the mood strikes! So if you're anything like me, ELLE has the perfect contest for you!

I present you with the ELLE Makeover Challenge sponsored by Target (and we know how I love me some Target). If you've recently re-invented your look or are in the mood to do it, now's the time because you could win a trip to New York and receive a complimentary makeup and hair makeover from Sonia Kashuk and Umberto. Who wouldn't want that?!?

Click here for the official rules to enter the contest.

Good luck!!!

Hear the Bargainista Babe on Q94 this Thursday!


Hello all! Tomorrow morning I'll be featured again on Q94's Melissa & Sid's morning show as their resident "Bargainista Babe." So if you haven't heard my segment before, have a listen (it should air around 7:20am on WRVQ 94.5fm or stream it at www.q94radio.com)! If you're visiting my blog because of the show - I'm totally glad to have you here!

You're always welcome to leave me a comment here or you can send me an e-mail at rvafashionista@gmail.com and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Let me know what you want to know or what you want to hear on upcoming segments and I'll see what I can do! *muah* Love y'all!

A Splurge & A Steal: Metallic Eyes


Another fall makeup focus is the metallic eye! There's many ways to wear this look, whether you wear a bit of metallic shadow smudged on upper or lower lash lines or a full on metallic eye. While you can wear any metallic shade, I would suggest silvers for blue eyes, golds for hazel and brown eyes, and bronzes for green eyes. So here are my top metallic eyeshadow picks in silver, gold, and bronze (respectively).


A SPLURGE...
M.A.C. Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Silver Ring

Clinique Colour Surge Super Shimmer in Gold Rush

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Baked


AND A STEAL...
Jane EyeZing Shadow in Hi Ho Silver

Revlon Diamond Lust Sheer Shadow in Grab Me Gold

CoverGirl Queen Collection 1-Kit Eyeshadow in Hot Toffee

If an eyeshadow palette is more your style and you'd prefer a neutral yet metallic look, I'd suggest the splurge of Bobbi Brown Burnt Sugar Metallics palette or the steal of Wet 'n Wild's Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Compact in Sand Castle.

Happy shopping!!!

PHOTO CREDIT: TeenVogue

Investment Underwear


So I will admit, one of the few things I splurge on happens to be underwear considering I wear it everday (well, duh). Hanky Panky markets themselves as having the world's "most comfortable thong" and I promise they're not kidding! The stretch lace fits like a dream with no itching, digging, or shifting! Hanky Panky offers a wide range of fun colors and prints so you'll be sure to find a perfect pair but they also offer the basic colors like nude, white, and black. The solid colors retail for $18 a pair and the printed ones cost a couple dollars extra.

Here's a link to a list of reputable retailers on-line who carry Hanky Panky.

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Yes, this post was sparked by me wearing a gosh awful uncomfortable pair of undies today because my nude colored Hanky Panky thong wasn't clean and I'm wearing light khaki pants and had to make do with another pair of undies! So I had to share my love of Hanky Panky with you all. The low-rise style is my fave (and is good to wear if you're on the petite side like myself)!

PHOTO CREDIT: Fig Leaves

Blogging On The Run: I <3 TARGET

So I've decided to also try a new format of posting that I'll call Blogging On The Run! This adorable Hello Kitty t-shirt I picked up for my Goddaughter Sara for half-price at Target. I also picked up a brown belt and coordinating brown flip-flops for myself. I also picked up the Biore More Minimizing Microderm Exfoliator face scrub so check my reviews for that soon! I've seen good reviews for a while and I hope It's worth the $13.

A Splurge & A Steal: Black Eye Liner & Red Lips!

This week I'll be featuring some hot makeup looks for fall with a "splurge vs. steal" theme but I'll call it "A Splurge & A Steal!" So you have the option to go high-end or drugstore and I do make sure that the "steal" products I suggest are ones I've tried (chances are I've also bought the "splurge ones too in the past)!

The black liner and red lips look is classic and glam but totally wearable if you wear it the right way. The key to pulling this off is to go easy on the eyeshadow (as in wear a wash of a pale neutral from lid to brow), wear a bit of blush, and do a sheer red lip to balance out the black eyeliner. Well-groomed brows are also a must!

A SPLURGE...
Lancome Artliner in Noir ($27.00)

LipFusion Micro-Injected Collagen Lip Plump in Sexy ($38.00)

AND A STEAL...
L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner in Black Micah ($8.99)

Physicians Formula Plump Potion Needle-Free Lip Plumping Cocktail in Berry Potion ($8.95)

Keep your eyes peeled for more and listen to Q94 on Thursday morning for my Bargainista Babe segment!!!

Shoe Sale!

In sad news, the Payless store at Willow Lawn is closing because their lease is up. *sniff* I always liked that location because it's less than a 10 minute drive from my place. I do like the Regency Square location though and of course, there's always Short Pump.

Payless is having their Fabulous For Fall Sale with select styles up to 40% off - so click here to check out some great sale goodies!!!

I've had my eye on these boots for ages. They look really nice for an inexpensive price! The only thing I fear is that they might not look good because I'm only 5'1". I think I'd definitely have to try them on with an outfit that could go with the boots to get a feel...