Friday, May 20, 2011

Modern Vintage and a little bit of Green

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Hey guys! So over the past while I have accumulated a couple new things … as you all know, I have an obsession with green, it is my favourite colour so when I saw these green wedges by LelaRose for Payless … discounted because they were the last display pair … I had to snatch them up … I immediately associated these shoes with OPI’s nail polish in the colour “Don't mess with OPI” …I think it was part of the Texas collection … its a wonderful green, I just hate that it always stains my nails… its a bit of a pain to get off!


I also found these black leather Modern Vintage heels … at … hold your breath … wait for it … Value Village! They fit so perfect, they are so comfortable and they are in perfect condition – they must have been worn less than a handful of times before they were donated. I was so excited when I found them and they were only $10! Look out for these in some upcoming posts because I have a feeling that they will be getting a lot of love – they also match perfectly with the new MK bag that J brought me back from his trip to Vegas :) … Cant wait to show you guys!


Lastly, I wanted to share with you some products that I have been loving … and a new drugstore product that I absolutely love and it is completely affordable! So affordable that I bought it in two colours … and that is the Hard Candy Glamoglauge concealer – I have it in light which I like to use under my eyes (I absolutely do not recommend this for people with fine lines under their eyes because it is thicker and will settle into creases) and medium which I use to cover up blemishes and spots in my face. It is a full coverage concealer and very comparable if not almost identical to the Kat Von D tattoo concealer … but this only cost $6 at Wal Mart. This is some heavy duty stuff so you really only need a tiny amount – I feel like one tube is going to last forever…


I also finally invested in Tweezerman tweezers because I had a discount at Shoppers Drug Mart using my optimum points – they were essentially free … they are very pricey at $26 plus tax… but these do not disappoint. They are so sharp and amazing for precision work … I no longer need to keep paying $15 to do my eyebrows every few weeks because these are easy enough and fuss free enough to use that I can do a pretty good job myself. With the money you save on waxing/threading, this baby practically pays itself off in a couple of months! The best part is, they can be sharpened for life (you just have to pay the postage) and Tweezerman will also repair any bent tweezers etc… they really do stand behind their product and I love that! In addition to the tweezers, I have rediscovered my Wet n Wild eyebrow pencil in taupe – this is cheap at $1 and a great product – the colour is perfect (I have dark brown brows and the taupe colour keeps them natural looking – not harsh and drawn on which I hate) and it has a sort of waxy substance to it so it keeps them tamed and in place!


You all know I love my Estee Lauder foundation for its coverage and lasting power … I will continue to repurchase for as long as the company makes it! I do not use it every day though …. I like to alternate between this and my drugstore brands during the week (like Maybelline Superstay foundation… also love this) … favourite lipsticks are Revlon’s Soft Nude and MAC’s lipstick in Blankety as well as Nivea’s Milk and Honey lip balm (which I put on before the lipstick to avoid flakes and keep my lips moisturized for easy application)


I hope you guys are all having a great week – this weekend is our (J and I) 9 year anniversary so I will be back with some posts … it is our last “anniversary” before we get married! I have already started looking at wedding dresses … its funny because the dress that I said I would never wear .. is what I keep steering towards… It is so extremely exciting! I am looking forward to the long weekend… :)


xox

14 comments:

Alma en obras said...

You always find great stuff at an unbelievable price... I envy you haha... have a great weekend!

Thrift_Queen said...

amazing shoes:)
I am a big fan of thrift shopping and of your blog.
If you want, check my blog, it's all about thrifted treasures:)
xoxo

www.thriftqueen.blogspot.com

Imelda said...

I really love those black heels! They're a great find!

Holly said...

Love the shoes!!! xx

Josie said...

Those little black booties -- I'm DYING. They're adorable!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

S said...

amazing shoes!!

I got the hard candy concealer too at wal-mart and I was so excited to find it! I got it in medium which is still a wee bit too dark so I'm going to go back and get light (it was sold out last time). Such a great product for only $6. And agreed, this will last forever

Tweezerman is the best..it's all I use!

Shulamit said...

oooh i heart those green shoes!!

Marta from With Love... said...

Those green shoes and the nail polish are such a perfect match. Awesome find!

Sincerely,
♥ Marta from With Love...

Tala said...

you are totally killing it with your kool shoes!! love them :)

Wanderlusting said...

I have that OPI polish, LOVE IT! Love the shoes too, you have some pretty good luck *not that that's new!*

xx00
Lusty

PS I've totally been MIA with my book being published and been a bad blogger (slacker). Will drop by more often!

natrebuck said...

OMG love those green shoes!!
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Men's ties said...

Those are the perfect fashion accessories for women. I love that shoes.

Eliza said...

I absolutely love those green shoes, and the OPI nail colour is gorgeous too. I've never really brought green nail polish, but I think you may have swayed me ;)
I always love the photos in your blog...
Nice post, as usual :)

Eliza xxx

Eliza said...

and there is no tweezer like a tweezerman tweezer <3 brilliance.
Eliza xxx