Stef loves: accessories, and is needing some new ones desperately! I recently signed up for the Bergdorf Goodman emails. I blame this for my jonesing. Nearly every day images flood my inbox of bags and shoes I can’t afford. Snakeskin seems to be very big for Spring, like the Carlos Falchi shown in the picture. When I get a spare $2,650, I’m so getting it! A bit more affordable are these Theory Wedges. Peanuts compared to the bag! But here’s the absolute truth, I can’t buy either of these items (and if I ever even could spend that much on a purse, and did, my hubby’s head would explode) So a quick search for “snakeskin” on Etsy and I discovered Unearthed, a “unapologetically luxurious” shop of leather goods. I can and will buy this Lavender Whipsnake Silver Cuff shown in the picture. For practically FREE (40 bucks) I satisfy my spring accessory, bright color and snakeskin craving. (And because the leather used is by-product, I know T won’t yell at me either!)
Tyna loves: scolding Stef! Heh – just kidding. I’m loving a couple of items from Benefit Cosmetics that make for an easy, polished Springy look for the daytime. I know Spring is all about color but I’m a more of a natural look girl. The Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners are my new favorites. They have a beautiful range of colors, are soo blendable, are super easy to apply with either a brush or your fingers and they last all day. I love to use birthday suit (a warm nude with some shimmer) as an all over base with a teeny smidge of skinny jeans (a shimmery pewter) along the lash line. Then to get me even more in the Spring spirit, I need a fresh blush and I’ve fallen hard for CORALista. The color is a subtler, more wearable version of Nars Orgasm (which always looked garish on me). This pinkish/coral blush is also completely blendable and layerable and comes boxed with a portable brush. I’ve also discovered a lipstick (!) that I love; the LE Spring 09 Full-Finish Lipstick in Lady’s Choice (a pinkish nude). It’s been years since I’ve worn lipsticks, but these are so soft, shiny and natural, they won me over. A quick coat of mascara and Tada! – a soft and pretty spring look.
Bonus: Check out the LE lipstick and two creaseless eye shadow/liners, included in the Benefit Cosmetics Girl’s Night In! Value Set.