Lighten Up (Your Eyeshadow that is…)

Ladies,

We know bright colors are big this spring and I am excited to report its time for Lavender eyeshadow!!  This a hot trend sweeping Hollywood.

We have these two great selections to choose from at reasonable prices.  I found this Color Stay lavender set at walgreens.com for only $6.99 by Revlon.  Walgreens also has a L’Oreal Wear Infiite Star  for $7.49 (bottom picture)   Also keep in mind that Walgreens has weekly coupon adds in most local Sunday papers.  Check these ads for additional discounts to the prices above.

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January Jones sporting lavender lids

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~Krissy

Krissy’s Red Carpet Oscar Winners…

Karina had some great picks for her Red Carpet Winners! Penelope, Kate & Jen definitely looked stunning on the red carpet for the 2009 Academy Awards. I always love the unveiling of the elegant gowns these actresses choose when the Oscars come around. While neither of my 3 picks won an award last night (2 of the ladies were presenters), they won in my eyes as trendsetters with amazing grace and style.

Pick One: Taraji P. Henson who was nominated for best supporting actress in, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button looked phenomenal in her white tiered gown by Roberto Cavalli. I have to say a reoccurring theme I noticed at the Oscars was the comeback of white, ivory and champagne colored gowns. (I get the feeling Michelle Obama influenced this trend with her gorgeous white Jason Wu inaugural gown). The gown fit Taraji’s figure perfectly. Her hair, jewelry (by Fred Leighton) , & red clutch tied in such a beautiful and elegant look. You may also remember Taraji rockin’ a simple white gown at the SAG awards in January. What I loved about Taraji in both white gowns was that she accomplished two completely different looks for the proper events. Finally, how can this woman be 38 years old?!?!? She looks 10 years younger AT LEAST 🙂 Taraji was my favorite from the night!

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Taraji P. Henson (Oscars)

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Taraji P. Henson (SAG Awards)

Pick Two: Alicia Keys who presented Continue reading

Color Me Spring

As the spring season approaches and we slowly come out of our winter hibernation, that’s especially horrendous here in the Midwest, it will be time to add a splash of color to our wardrobe for a pick me up. Get us in the spring-like mood if you will. (Even though it probably won’t feel like spring here in Chicago until about May!)

I’m adding a splash of color to my wardrobe with a brand new handbag for spring. Not only is it time for me to get a new handbag, but it seems like all I have are solid black, brown or white bags. Bright colors and metallics are all the rage for handbags this upcoming spring season.

When I was at Macy’s a few weeks ago, I fell in love with a $95 colorful tote by Kathy Van Zeeland. It’s synthetic leather but is still so luscious! I stood there and admired it, the detail, the colorful print on the silky fabric and the softly pleated, curvaceous shape. I pictured myself wearing it with a bright yellow cardigan, and the brand new purple H&M skinny jeans I just got. Then I quickly snapped back into reality and told myself I’m not spending a hundred bucks on a bag (not in these economically challenging times at least!)

Today I went to Marshalls, one of my favorite places to shop and find good deals. “Where you can get the season’s top labels without paying top dollar” (that’s what their website says) and it’s totally true! And guess what!!! That very same Kathy Van Zeeland Belted Shopper was hanging there calling my name! “I’m over here Karina…” it called out softly to me. As my eyes met it’s voluptuous bod, I slowly reached out to look at the price tag. It was $39.99… the rest is history and I now have my tote for spring.


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