Designer Alert: Bianca Milov

Who doesn’t love accesories?!?!?!? While reading People Stylewatch, I kept noticing  jewelry from a designer whose name did not sound familiar. The name was Bianca Milov.

Milov makes quality costume jewelry that is dainty and can be layered to make a statement. She does have pricy merchandise but thats because they contain authentic diamonds. *swoons*

Head to http://biancamilov.com to check out her jewelry…

 

Here are my favorite picks….

 

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Goodbye Dark Circles

Good Afternoon my loves!! I am back after a short hiatus to give you a quick product review.

Hi my name is Jaime and I suffer from dark circles. Unfortunately for me I have dark circles due to heredity and lack of sleep. So over the years concealer has become by BFF. Recently I decided to invest in an eye cream so that I don’t have to wear concealer all the time. When I ordered my dip brow and baked eyeshadow from Sephora, I also tried deluxe samples of Tarte’s Maracuja C-Brighter™ Eye Treatment and Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream.

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Origins

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After trying both for two weeks both, I decided to purchase the full size jar of Origins for the following reasons:

  • It not only reduced the appearance of my dark circles but it also depuffed my eyes rapidly
  • The cream had a better texture
  • A little bit goes a long way
  • Better Priced

Tarte took to long to make my eyes look less puffy and I still had to use more concealer to even out the skin around my eyes. With Origins I looked more awake and refreshed and used less concealer. Also the price was a big factor too. Origins only cost $30 where as Tarte cost $38. Eye cream is a reoccurring purchase and why pay more for a product that takes longer to work??

Origins has now earned a loyal customer.  www.sephora.com

 

Have you tried any of their products before? What were your thoughts?

 

My Weekend Haul…

On the weekends, when I don’t have many bills I like to treat myself…

Here is my some of my haul….

 

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Michael Kors Blair Tri-Color boat shoes. I lucked up because on the website they are listed for $110 but in the Michael Kors store, they were on sale for $55. I think these will be the perfect shoes for work

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I also purchased M.A.C. Studio Sculpt Lash. I LOVE LOVE this mascara. The brush applicator is GENIUS. It add length to my lashes without getting clumpy or messy. It also did a great job with lash separation and definition. Definitely worth the $16. *** You have to use this with the prep + prime lash for maximum results*** its sooooo worth it.

 

 

 

Note: I have purchased more items, but unfortunately when I tried to upload the pics that I took with my camera, the photos exceeded the MB limit for wordpress… UGH…. When I figure it out, I will post the other goodies that I have purchased.

Spring/ Summer Trend: Maxi Dresses

Spring/ Summer Trend: Maxi Dresses


Jane Norman long evening dress
$115 - janenorman.co.uk

Vintage black dress
$39 - newlook.com

Topshop vintage black dress
$30 - topshop.com

Summer purse
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Lush Lashes for the Low

This beauty cult favorite is a winner among beauty editors and make up junkies for a reason…

It lives up to the hype.

When you want a great mascara without paying a small fortune, look no further than…

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

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This mascara, lengthens and adds volume. It stays on all day and the best part is… It doesn’t flake. It’s very comparable to Christian Dior “Dior Show” mascara, but for a fraction of the cost. You can buy this at any drugstore and most times, it’s on sale.

This is the one drugstore mascara, I always go back to

Life After “The Hills”

Remember that “reality” show based upon the beautiful and rich young adults in LA. I use to love that show. It was like a modern-day Sex and the City:

Whitney gave off a practical Miranda vibe

Audrina was a tamed version of Samantha

LC was a blend of Carrie and Charlotte

And Heidi was just Heidi…

Well Whitney and LC have went on to become fashion designers. Both collection are equally cute. LC has an affordable line with Kohls in addition to her higher end line Paper Crown. Whitney has a label with her own namesake “Whitney Eve”

 

Whitney Eve

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Paper Crown

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LC Lauren Conrad for Kohls

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Which Hills lady has the better collection? I’m kinda leaning towards Whitney

 

 

Just Last Week….

“just last week…. I had to ball on em, sit tall on em, crawl on em….” – Big K.R.I.T

Good morning…. so if you follow me on twitter, you would have seen me lusting and debating about buying some lace up Jeffrey Campbell boots just last week… Well I got them and they came Saturday…. I love them

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They are made with soft honey colored leather. They have a cutout at the heel.  They lace up to your thigh and can be adjusted to fit your leg. I ordered a size 7, and they fit true to size. The heel is about 4.5 inches and the heel is stacked which makes the shoe comfortable. I LOVE THESE BOOTS, but they are a b*tch to take off. The trick is the loosen up the strings at the ankle so you can slide them off.

The nude colored ones are available at www.flyjane.com (hurry if you want them because they have limited sizes left)

The boots also come in black…

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They can be purchased at www.nastygal.com

 

MBFW Down Under….

You think all the Fashion Week hoopla is over, NOPE…

Our stylish mates from Australia are hosting their own Mercedes Benz Fashion week…

The designers down there are very talented… Its fun to discover new designers.

 

Carla Zampatti

*Here are looks from Fall/Winter 2014. On her website www.carlazampatti.com.au she has video of her latest runway show for SS14*

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by johnny

This designer is a  new fave of mine for three reasons:

  1. His use of color and print is wonderful
  2. The hemlines for his skirts are unique
  3. The pieces are moderately priced :-)

www.byjohnny.com.au

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Alex Perry

His designs are all about sleek sophisticated sexiness. He also partnered with Tony Bianco (another Australian) fave to make shoes for his runway show. These looks are from 2013 BUT he has a video of his recent fashion show on his website and on his IG account. www.alexperry.com.au

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Enjoy!

Lip Luxury

I’m a firm believer in splurging and this Golden Gloss by YSL is the ultimate splurge. Made with real 24kt gold flecks, this gloss delivers high shine in beautiful shades.

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My top color picks are (from left to right)

- Golden Violet

- White Gold Topaz

- Golden Irreverence

- Golden Pink

This lipgloss retails for $30 per tube. Lip luxury indeed.

Buy at www.sephora.com