Tag Archives: Revlon

NAIL FILES: Le Macaron

Happy and relaxing Sunday, my sweet readers! Today we are taking a break from our Shopping Guide because we are focusing on beauty trends. Our always fun and themed Nail Files are back and this time looking lovelier and tastier than ever. Who doesn’t love macarons? Even looking at them is always pleasant and since the fashion world is going crazy with pastel hues, a macaron inspired, nail polish post is all we need! Ready for a strong dose of sugar and a taste of sweet?

LAVANDE-BLUET

  • Lilac, Dolce & Gabbana Bouquet
  • L Esprit, American Apparel
  • Parma Violet, TOPSHOP
  • Lilacism, Essie

PETÁLE DE ROSE

  • Pink Crush, Tom Ford
  • Muchi Muchi, Essie
  • Pink-ing of you, OPI
  • Rose, Dolce & Gabbana Bouquet

VANILLE

  • Butter, American Apparel
  • Lemon, Dolce & Gabbana Bouquet
  • Load, Illamasqua
  • LA Confidential, Ciaté

MUGUET

  • Office, American Apparel
  • Nudge, Illamasqua
  • Jaded, Revlon
  • OSM, USLU Airlines x Bernard Whillhelm

FLEUR D’ORANGER

  • June, Chanel Le Vernis
  • Sugared Almonds, Ciaté
  • A crewed interest, Essie
  • Peach Sherbet, Models Own

CHOCOLAT AMER

  • Smokin’ Hot, Essie
  • Chocolately Brown, YSL La Laque
  • Chocolate, Dolce & Gabbana Intense
  • Unnatural, Illamasqua

CRÉME DE MENTHE

  • ZRH Headman, USLU Airlines
  • Caress, Illamasqua
  • Forget me not, TOPSHOP
  • Blooboo, Models Own

What’s your favorite macaron flavor? I’m a sucker for Laduree’s Vanilla one!

Have a lovely Sunday, sweet kisses…

Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis (minus the sofa, anyupholstery.com)
All texts and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post them without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Style Diaries: Welcome to La la land

Hello my sweet, sweet readers! I’m back posting and stronger than ever! Remember I told you about my American holiday? I spent one week in the wonderful city of Los Angeles, California and another week in the sinful Las Vegas, Nevada. First holiday with the boyfriend and also his first time visiting the US. There was a lot of sightseeing, lots of adventures, party nights, shopping and more. Heading out to LA was absolutely amazing! There is something about that city, the people, their lifestyles, it’s fabulous! So, I have prepared for you today some of the looks I put together for my lovely vacation. I hope you like them!

LOOK 1: Take me out to the ball game!

I’m a born yankee fan, I have been all my life. The kind of fan that cries when stepping into Yankee stadium. So anytime I find myself in a city where that has a baseball stadium, I am there. When I found out Dodgers were playing against Phillies, that was it. I bought my tickets two months in advance and got a pretty good deal for some great seats! For the game I wanted to look comfortable but chic. I am not a sneaker gal, I have never been. But in the name of baseball, everything is possible. I chose a vintage t-shirt from the Dodgers, v-neck and a little washed out. I found it at Urban Outfitters. I paired it with some cut-offs in pastel pink. I tucked the tee in a bit to flatter my waist. Striped canvas trainers in white and blue. And since the game starts when the sun is still out, it is important for you to wear sunscreen and put on a pair of sunglasses, my choice: aviators. This ones are from AX.

For accessories, a simple backpack like this one from ASOS and a cute watch in pink, this one from Glam Rock in ceramic is to die for! For beauty, lip gloss with SPF, Clinique’s Long Last Glosswear in Bamboo Pink. Play ball!

LOOK 2: Big City Lights

There’s nothing I enjoy more than drinks after dinner! If LA has one thing to offer is its nightlife. But what I loved the most was to discover that our hotel, The Standard, had a rooftop pool that turned into a bar at night. So sipping Mojitos and Vodka Tonics while gazing at the goregous view of Downtown LA became one of our favorite activities. Here’s what I wore one night: A silk olive tank from Zara tucked inside my high waisted mini in strawberry, also from Zara (I also have it in green and floral). I cinched it with a braided belt in Salmon from H&M. I am obsessed with this combination, strawberry-salmon-olive, the perfect trifecta. For shoes, I wore a pair of my favorite babies, Steve Madden’s Karmenaf, floral pumps in white.

For accessories, an olive clutch with fringes, cute, cute as a button. For jewelry, a belted bracelet form Marc by Marc Jacobs, also in strawberry. Yeah I know, call me Miss Match. A white ring, this is from Disney Couture (I love their line).  For the final touch, Essie’s Need a Vacation to add on more sweetness to it!

LOOK 3: Sky High Sushi Dinner

The day after a night out in town partying, the right thing to do is a cute dinner in a nice restaurant and then some room service Cheescake. One night we went to Takami Restaurant, on the 21st floor of a building located in Downtown LA. The view is stunning and the food is to die for! Rock shrimp, tuna tartare, Spicy Tuna and more… We ordered like 7 or 8 plates. For this night, I went for a more casual look. A pantsuit from Zara. I got it on sale and when I tried it on I wasn’t that sure it was going to flatter my figure. Well, it did! To play with the styling a bit, I added a navy blue belt with a golden buckle (same color of the garment). For shoes, my tan t-strap platform sandals. This ones are from ASOS. This shoe style is so resourceful! I need to buy another pair, they are wearing out on me!

For accessories, a green envelope clutch (this one is from ASOS) and a chain, gold bangle. For the nails, I got this nail polish at Walgreen’s. It was on sale and it is the cutest shade of lilac, from Revlon, Lilac Pastelle.

So there you have it, three days, three looks! Check back tomorrow for the second part of my trip! Fashion Week is almost here, are you ready?

Sweet kisses…

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

NAIL FILES: The Treasure Chest

No I did not take inspiration from Pirates of the Caribbean now that the movie is out (though I am in love with OPI’s limited edition for the film and probably will keep praising it again and again). Instead, since jewel tones were huge last season and still stick around for this current one, why not? Also, metallics are a huge trend right now. If you don’t believe me, check out Lanvin’s Resort 2012 and see for yourself. And since I have probably driven you crazy by now with my pastels and my brights, it’s time for me to sober up. At least with my nails. So here you are, as if hidden under the ocean in a wooden chest, five nail polish hues so precious that will make you want to take a dive!

RUBY OVER DIAMONDS

  • Illamasqua’s Untold, $22.50
  • MAC Vintage Vamp, $14.95
  • Deborah Lippman’s Razzle Dazzle, $16.00
  • OPI’s Chick-Flick Cherry, $8.00
SAPPHIRE SKIES OF BLUE
  • Deborah Lippman’s Lady Sings the Blues, $16.00
  • OPI’s Yoga-ta Get ThisBlue,$8.00
  • Illamasqua Phallic,$22.50
  • Essie’s Aruba Blue, $8.00
TAKE ME TO THE EMERALD CITY
  • Essie’s Pretty Edgy, $8.00
  • Revlon’s Emerald City, $5.99
  • NARS Zulu, $22.00
  • OPI’s Don’t mess with, $8.00
SHE SMOKES LIKE AN AMETHYST

  • Deborah Lippman’s Wicked Game, $16.00
  • Essie’s Sexy Divide, $8.00
  • Pupa 501, $7.50
  • OPI’s Plugged in Plum, $8.00
GOLD TO ME

  • Illamasqua’s Spartan,$22.50
  • Deborah Lippman’s Nefertiti,$16.00
  • OPI’s Spark de Triomphe, $8.00
  • YSL La Laque 139-OR, $20.00
SILVER STAR
  • YSL La Laque 141 OR-BLANC, $20.00
  • OPI’s DS Radiance, $8.00
  • Deborah Lippman’s StardustSilver, $16.00
  • OPI fo Sephora in MashUp, $9.50
Gemstones are a girl’s best friend, and while we wait for the real ones, we can have them on our nails!
Sweet kisses…
Cover illustration by Ana Sofia Alanis, background source unknown

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized