Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Edgy Spring Nails!

Yesterday, I visited a nail salon I've never been to for the first time in my area. I feel so tired of Winter so I wanted to try a bright look that would cheer me up and make me welcome Spring! In my head, I thought of a nice look to try and came out the same way I envisioned it! I bought along my China Glaze Japanese Koi nail polish, which is the neon bright orange polish I used to make the look POP! I will definitely be returning to that salon!

(With flash)

(With no flash)

They were also shooting a commercial in the salon while I was there, and asked me to be in it lol! I'm shy, and I thought I wasn't ready. I had on some make-up, but my hair was a little wild, and my eyebrows weren't done, so I declined. But they did get some shots of my nails for their commercial!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

OOTN [3.18.11]..My first!

This is the first time that I'm sharing photos of myself lol..a little shy goes!

Last Friday, me and my bff Stephanie went to a nightclub in NYC! This is just the outfit I wore to it. Even though we spent 45 minutes trying to look for a parking space, we didn't let that ruin our good times lol.

Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Shirt & Necklace: Forever 21
Leather Leggings: Express
Platform Shoes: Bamboo

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wishlist: March 2011

Just a few things I have my eyes on at the moment...*sigh*

Aldo Cyphert Handbag
..perfect neutral bag for Spring!
Kinda reminds me of the Birken Bag..hehe
Price: $45
Aldo Bogner earrings
...these are HOT!
Price: $15
American Apparel Bodysuit
..great for nights out at the club!
Price: $44

American Apparel Disco Pants these..a lil pricey but I like!
Price: $82
I love how my favorite bloggers 4acesdate rock them too..get em' girls!

Bamboo Colada pumps in Taupe
..These would be great for Easter Sunday
Price: $23.80

Monday, March 14, 2011

My Sew-In with Pin Curls!

I got a sew-in installed last Sunday [March 6, 2011]. It is exactly 1 week and 1 day old. I used the same hair from my last sew-in and also got the same Kim Kardashian inspired hairstyle..I love love love that style! Saturday night, I decided to curl my hair for church on Sunday. I sectioned off my hair first. Then, I used a 1" curling iron and got to work! Every curl that I did, I used a roller clip to clip it down. After I finished, I wrapped my hair in a satin scarf and went to bed. When I woke up in the morning, I showered, got dressed and took out the pins. I ran my fingers slightly to give it a more natural look. Throughout the day, the curls fell beautifully! I'll explain in another post how I maintain my curls throughout the week.

My hair before I started curling. Excuse my oily face! Ugh

After curling my hair, I pincurled each curl while it was still hot to hold its shape when I take it down.

Right side

Left curls dont have to be perfect.
The next morning after removing the pins.
Left side..I curled the stray hairs later on.
Right side
Re-curling the hairs that didn't come out well before heading to work.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Shoes For Less: Steve Madden vs Bamboo

Lately, I've been feening for a pair of nice platform, round toe pumps with some height added to it. Most of my shoes consist of flats since I'm 5 ft 8...but I'm learning to love my height and wear heels no matter what. I am slowly building up a heel collection. Anyways, Steve Madden released a pair of platform pumps a while ago and I've had my eyes on them ever since. They're called "Caryssa". They are 5 inches tall and the platform is 1.25 inches. They come in a variety of colors and textures (suede, patent, and leather), and originally retailed for $89.95. Currently they're on sale for $69.95. I'm always trying to look for alternative ways to save money since I'm a student with a part time job. I just couldn't bring myself to spend $70 on the Steve Maddens. So I did my research and....drum roll please! I found an exact identical twin to the Steve Madden Caryssa's at a fraction of the price! They're made from a company called Bamboo. The shoe is called Bamboo Colada-01 and retails for $30 bucks. I saw them on for $24 but the color I wanted was sold out! One day, I went to a store called Mandees in the mall just to browse. I guess it was my lucky day because I found them there! Luckily my size was the last of the pair. I tried them on and they fit true to size! Pretty easy to walk in too. They have the same measurements as the Caryssa's. They are 5 inches tall with a 1.25 inch platform...perfect for a night out at the club. Bamboo is not the only one copying the Steve Maddens shoes. There are many websites such as Charlotte Russe, and others with their own version, you just have to look. Trust me, the Bamboo Colada's look EXACTLY like the Steve Madden Caryssa's. I'm thinking of getting the nude color for tuned.

Steve Madden Caryssa Pumps

Bamboo Colada-01 Pumps