Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kat Von D Makeup... Ok fine I love it.

Although I love experimenting with lip shades and eyeshadow, I absolutely DO NOT MESS with my face makeup. And I typically would never think twice about trying out makeup products with the name of a woman with tattoos all over her body on it. But... alas... Kat Von D's makeup line has been on display at Sephora for a couple months now... and I finally gave in. I purchased the Lock-It Tattoo Foundation, concealer, and  Rehab Priming Elixir. HOLY MOLY y'all... I am in love. The primer doesn't feel greasy/heavy at all (pet peeve of silicon based primers), absorbs super quickly, hydrates the sh** out of my skin, and requires very little blending. The concealer actually conceals blemishes well enough that you will forget you had one in the first place! And it truly does last for hours. I also use it under my eyes for those gooorgeous early morning bags and it never creases. And now my favorite product - the foundation! I have been using Chanel foundation for YEARS, and I can now confidently say I will be using KVD's tattoo concealer for years to come. It literally does act as a tattoo on your face. Ok fine, maybe just a temporary tattoo. BUT IT SERIOUSLY NEVER COMES OFF UNTIL YOU DECIDE IT NEEDS TO! Y'all know how rare that is to find in a foundation! I put it on before I leave for work and it seriously has HARDLY faded by the time I'm ready to go to bed. It makes my skin look flawless without looking too full-coverage, which is always the goal. You have no idea how happy that makes me.  I've heard awesome things about her liquid liner too, so that will definitely be in my little basket next time I'm at Sephora.

Sweater Weather!

Words cannot express how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas! The holiday spirit, the lights, sitting by the fire, warm blankets, cuddling with your loved ones, CHRISTMAS MOVIES ON REPLAY.... YES YES YES! From all the capitalization I'm sure you can see I am very excited it is finally almost here. Which brings up a very important part of my winter wardrobe - sweaters! I love layering over a button down for work, rolling up the sleeves and pairing with a skirt and tights for a date night, or throwing on with a pair of jeans and boots for a mimosa brunch with the girls. I'm not talking about plain jane sweaters from the Gap, either (although I do love me some Gap sweaters occasionally). I'm talkin' subtle but fun embellished, patterned, color block sweaters that make a statement. Here are some fabulous sweaters that you should go buy immediately.

360 Sweater 
Graham & Spencer
Markus Lupfer
Free People

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Boy Toys... Literally.

So I grew up in a family of ALL girls. I'm serious - even our dogs were girls. Poor dad. Because of this, I've always made sure to pay special attention to the presents I buy him. He kind of deserves it at this point. I mean... we have lots of making up to do given the many many times he let us paint his nails, drag him to the mall for hours, watch Boy Meets World instead of football games etc. But shopping for guys is always HARD. Especially when you grew up with sisters. And now not only do I have my dad to creatively shop for, but my boyfriend (who is a whole other ball game - I'll post about his gift this year in a later post!), his brother, and their dad as well. BUT, hallelujah, praise be to tech gadgets. There is probably nothing better than a man opening a new gadget to play with on Christmas. SO, here are some fun boy toys for you to get any/all of the important men in your life. And all for $150 and under! Enjoy!

Apple TV
Nike Fuel Band
JayBird Headphones
Mophie Juice Pack
Virtual Keyboard

Winter Details

Sorry about the 6-month hiatus. I was busy being too busy for my liking. ANYWHO, I finally went shopping this weekend for last minute Christmas gifts (I'll post about ideas for family, boyfriend, etc. soon!) and wound up buying everything for...myself. It happens. Here is some of the wintery goodness I came across. Given how FREEZING San Francisco has been lately all of these items are not only practical for my fellow chilly gals, but completely necessary as well. Enjoy!

Sweater - Haute Hippie
Leggings - Blank Demin 
Boots - Steve Madden
Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Scarf - Barneys