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Entries from January 11th, 2013

Chunky Heels are My Weakness

posted on: January 11, 2013

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Thank God it’s Friday.

I just got back to Minnesota two days ago because school opens back up on Monday. Sigh. I almost missed my flight though because somehow I thought it was booked later than it actually was. My mother had been harassing me to check and see the specific date I was leaving and when I checked, I saw that I’d be leaving the following day. #ThankGodForMother

Anyway, I have some new shoes to show you. I got a thang for chunky heels so I purchased these Pleated Cut-Out Platform shoes from

They also come in black and mint green and I actually bought the mint green last summer, but that version of the shoe did not have pleats (click here to see the outfit I wore with them).

They’re definitely not winter friendly (at least not Minnesota winter), but I did not want to wait because the mint green version of these are among my closet faves and of course they won’t be there when the weather is more appropriate. Besides, when parties roll around, it’s amazing the things I’ll wear, and the cold I’ll endure, just too look good.

I know that for some people these shoes are a lot to take in, but I’m extra like that ūüôā Meanwhile, I’m in the process of editing my senior thesis…#LordHelpMe

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peace, love and happy shopping

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I Finally Got My Purple Lipstick

posted on: January 9, 2013

Happy hump day good people. So I finally got my purple lipstick from Sephora. Last year, I went into the store looking for eyeliner and I glimpsed a beautiful purple lipstick by Make Up Forever. I thought I saw raw gold because I’d been looking for a purple lipstick for a while and in my pursuits, all that I’d found were either lavender or plum. No. I wanted purple.

Of course, after offering my arm to pay for the eyeliner, I had no money to pay for the lipstick. However, when I went Black Friday ¬†shopping (not that it was on sale), I bought it, only to come home and find that I’d picked up a bright orange lipstick instead. Sigh. Anyway, it is in my custody and any decisions to be made regarding it will be lead my me. ūüôā

I also sampled the Make Up Forever HD Foundation and took the very deep plunge and purchased it. My only hangup is that I couldn’t remember the shade of the sample I tried, and the shade I bought (177) does not look as good. I think I’m going to mix it with my Revlon Colorstay in the shade Caramel to make it a little warmer.

I also picked up two nails polishes, Revlon “Ocean” (swatch here) and “Facets of Fuschia” (right). I also decided to re-up on some facial wipes, Neutrogena Facewash, and Proactiv (that was sent to me because I forgot to cancel my account).

Until Next Time,


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Cat Eyes and Lana del Rey Nails

posted on: January 7, 2013


The truth is, I can’t stand acrylic nails for more than two weeks, but every Christmas for the past 4 years, I’ve gotten my nails done. I’ve fallen in love with the stiletto nail trend that has taken the fashion world by storm, catapulted by the likes of Lady Gaga and Rihanna.¬†This year (or last year I should say), I decided to go with nails inspired by¬†Lana del Rey. Naturally, for me at least, I also decided to snap some photos similar to the photo I was inspired by.

If you didn’t know, I have a love affair with leopard print that I don’t see ever going away, hence the scarf and the shell earrings, which were featured in a blog post a while ago, give me life support. Lastly, the cat eye glasses I’m wearing in the last photo are my new favorite thing. I love them so much!

I had fun taking these pictures ūüôā

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Peace, love, and happy shopping,

p.s. My mom told me I look like the last Zulu princess and I’m totally okay with that lol

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Happy New Year | Best of 2012

posted on: January 2, 2013

My Two Best Outfit Posts in 2012

Happy New Year! I hope that you all have enjoyed your New Year’s celebrations. I am just grateful to have made it to 2013 and although is a baby blog, I just wanted to take the time out to thank all of you who have supported this blog and my youtube channel,

My 2012 reflection is below, but my goal for this blog this year is to post more regularly. We’ll see how that works out. ūüôā

May the best of your past be the worst of your future.

<3 Brittany

2012 Reflection