Wednesday, February 10, 2010

40% off the entire site, and Lancome product review

Sale only lasts until February 14th, so hurry!

Secondly, I bought this item last week from

It's called "La Rose Liberte", all french and sexy. It has a gorgeous rose in the center of the compact. It's $40, and I love Lancome lipsticks so I figured I'd give it a try. Well, it sucks. The compact, while beautifully pressed, is actually just full of shimmery, sparkly gold powder. It does nothing for my complexion besides making me look shimmery and shiny, which translates into oily. I looked like I got in a fight with my Urban Decay Baked eyeshadow, which is a much more attractive gold shimmer powder. It did not bronze me, and frankly it did not seem to make any sense- the only time I wore gold powder on my face was for a Jungle Themed party. The second I tried it I knew I was going to have to return it. Yuck! I think the product is discontinued. Next time I'll only be buying lipstick from Lancome :( what a dissapointment.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Stuff I think is Awesome Right Now

Things I am currently digging.
1. This song.

The beat is SO good but the lyrics crack me up because they're so terrible/ridiculous!!

2. Valentine's Day!! Four words .... pink, red, white, hearts. I LOVE walking into a store and seeing it all decked out for my favorite holiday!!

3. Costume History! It's one of my classes this semester and I am LOVING it, it's so fascinating. I've always loved history and I've always loved fashion, so naturally I adore this class. Right now we're studying the luxurious 18th century. I want one of those dresses so bad. I want to sew one. I want to wear one. They create such a beautiful, womanly silhouette! Corset or no corset, frankly.

This is from Dangerous Liasions, which my proffessor said is one of the most accurate period movies you can find. I will be watching it this weekend!

I know everyone loves Marie Antoinette, but just going by fashion alone my favorite fashionista of the time is probaby Madame de Pompadour, the king's mistress.

She was super fashionable, and always had Eschelle bows on the front of her intricate gowns!
My favorite designer of the period is also the FIRST designer to be known by name, AND she was a woman! She began as a haberdasher, only allowed to add acoutremonts to already finished gowns, but by patronage of fashionistas such as Marie Antoinette she grew to be extremely well known and well regarded. Unfortunately, Marie Antoinette was a horrible customer who never paid her debts and then got beheaded, so Rose Bertin died in poverty - but at least her name lives on!