Monday, April 2, 2012

If you close your eyes, it's a beautiful world (Outfit Of The Day)

Not sure what I'm doing here, but I thought it looked cool so here I am, bobbing my head to the side and closing my eyes! It's proper spring weather here - crisp and sunny and it makes me happy!

Here is what I wore:


Makeup: 
NARS Tinted Moisturizer (I am in the shade Alaska)... I have been getting a ton of questions about it and I promise a more thorough review will come once I use it a bit more. It claims to do all these fancy skin improvements (like fading hyperpigmentation) so I've gotta see if there is any truth to that! It is nice though. I wouldn't say I'm blown away by it or anything, but it is nice. 

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer (shade SC-4) on any problem areas,
Burberry Tangerine blush,
Dior Amber Diamond as a highlight.
On the eyes I used Benefit "Where There's Smoke" eyeshadow all over the lid, and "Hot Stone" by Bobbi Brown in the crease. Eyeliner was MAC Kohl Power in "Raven", mascara was Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill.
On my lips I am wearing one of my favourite lip combinations as of late - Lancome "Bronzelle" lipliner, YSL "Lingerie Pink" lipstick (that liner makes that lipstick so much better and more wearable for me), and a touch of MAC Dazzleglass in "Baby Sparks" at the centre of the lips.



Outfit:
I have to apologize in advance that I have no idea what brand my shirt is. I got it in Arizona from a small local boutique by the ASU campus, and it cost around $30. The tag of it that said the brand ripped and fell off after numerous washes. I've worn this top a lot, I love it! You can find things along the same lines (this one from ASOS is pretty cute and would fit the outfit just as well).

Jeans are my newest clothing acquisition - coated black skinny jeans by J Brand. I had patiently been waiting for them to go on sale because I refused to pay full price for them. Every time I had seen them on a casual Olivia Palermo outfit it made me want them even more (although hers are probably the full on leather ones, not the coated haha). J Brand is my favourite brand for premium denim, by far. I find that they fit me the best. It's not a bargain brand but I buy jeans once or twice a year so it ends up being worth it for me.

Finishing up with my trusty ol' DV Dolce Vita "Wink" loafers. I wasn't able to find them online anymore, they seemed to have sold out since they were one of last year's models. However I found a similar pair by Steve Madden here if you are interested. They're more studded but they look really cool in person - I tried them on not that long ago :)

I hope your week is off to a good start!

xox

Sandra

35 comments:

  1. you look stunning! hair, makeup, outfit...it's all perfect :)

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  2. That eye combo looks great on you! Very flattering <3

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  3. Hey Sandra! love your outfit post, great job at taking the pictures! I love your jeans! Where did you end up finding them on sale? I spent an hour trying on coloured denim by brand today, and left with nothing because I could not make a decision! But I do love j brand aswell!
    And iwanted to share that I have a shirt similar to that by a brand called red haute, I picked it up at Aritzia but here is a saks link. http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306418056&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446457087&site_refer=AFF001&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-2htDrnsdWVauQZ0T9bWvdw&LScreativeid=1&LSlinkid=15&LSoid=203720&LSsid=J84DHJLQkR4

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  4. cute outfit...as always! I've been using amber diamond pretty much on a daily basis since I bought it. I just can't get enough

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  5. Love the outfit :) and your make up looks absolutely GORGEOUS!!! :)

    xx raquel
    @BeingRaquel

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  6. u look so damn pretty..love the lip color...ur skin is so clean...

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  7. Love your outfit and look! It looks simple and pretty.

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  8. You look too gorgeous! Love your top :) x

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  9. Love love love this outfit & your makeup!
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  10. Hi sandra is the lip liner permanent ? Also did you fill your lips in with the liner then put
    lingerie pink on ? I agree that the lipstick is hard to wear,and have been wanting to find an alternative way to wear it.

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    1. yes the lip liner is perfect and AWESOME! and I used it to fill in the lips prior to lipstick application

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  11. You are always so gorgeous. Seriously... I have NEVER seen a bad picture of you.
    ♥Ky
    www.thebirdssay.blogspot.com

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  12. You look amazing! I will have to try your lips trick- I also find it really tricky to wear Lingerie pink.
    Liz
    http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  13. That Lancome lip liner sure does make Lingerie Pink more wearable. I have that color and it's really difficult for me to pull off. Think I'll be trying out that Lancome lip liner very soon.

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  14. love those jeans! i was so close to buying those a few months back but i saw mixed reviews on the forest color. is it more green or black? does some of the coating come on in the wash? thnx!

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    1. mine aren't in the forest colour - they are just straight up black, I have never seen the forest ones in person sorry :( i did try the pink ones on and they were amazing haha

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  15. I LOVE the jeans! they're perfect!

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  16. You look gorgeous... everyday chic at its best xx

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  17. I cannot express how much I love this entire post!!! :) Your makeup looks stunning as does your outfit and they go so perfectly together and it looks so effortless. Great job girl! And again, I LOVE IT!

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  18. You look wonderful and your make-up is flawless :)

    Anca

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  19. I love how simplistic your outfits are and how your makeup is understated aswell. You look amazing without being overdone. The perfect type of beautiful!

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  20. Hey doll! i have nominated you for an award :) http://www.allthingsbeautyblog.com/2012/04/blogger-appreciation-award.html#!/2012/04/blogger-appreciation-award.html

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  21. awesome outfit!!!


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  22. Simple make up, effortlessly beautiful you are! Need a pair of those coated jeans! Even if my legs aren't that skinny! :)

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  23. you look gorgeous <3


    Great blog =)


    X from germany

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  24. Those shoes are so cute! I also love that eyeshadow you have on:)


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  26. Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
    Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!
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  27. Oh my god your shirt is so amazing ! i love it !!!! And your slippers too !!

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  28. you are so beautiful! perfect make up and i love the outfit x

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  30. You look so great in this outfit :)Really great blog!


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  31. you are gorgeous~! & i love the outfit, the shirt is really pretty (:

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  32. I love this, especially the shoes! Studs add a touch of toughness to every outfit :)

    Elvira xx

    http://elvirasbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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