50 Shades of Beauty Products

In light of the upcoming and arguably highly anticipated movie release, let’s explore all the beauty products collaborating and inspired by of 50 Shades of Grey. (List will be ongoing an likely, frequently updated, here’s looking at you NYX)

Make Up Forever Give In To Me kit, let it be known they also have a Desire Me cheek set and a Tease Me Trio.


OPI x 50 Shades of Grey



Bobbi Brown’s “Come Hither Greys”

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Obsessed: Lily Collins


From her style to beauty, she’s been going for an edgier and more adult look  lately. I’m so obsessed with her, even beyond the fact that I’m a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments series. Lily is so amazing and she’s on the cover of the Seventeen magazine September issue.

City of Bones premiere: Berlin


City of Bones premiere: Hollywood

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City of Bones premiere Toronto



NYX Parallel Worlds

I know I always rant about how great NYX is, but believe me when I say they are one of the best beauty brands on the market. A few weeks ago I posted about NYX’s collaboration with The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie and how I was obsessed. Having looked everywhere for the Parallel Worlds kit I broke down and ordered it from Ulta. It was worth it. The quality of product for the price is insane. I’ve already used the matte lip cream (in Istanbul) a bunch of times this weekend. The color is great and long lasting. I think I should also add that I started reading the books around the time that I discovered this collection. I’m on book 4, and I’ve embarrassingly become a total fangirl. I can’t wait until the movie comes out but for now the make up and books will have to last until then!





Cast of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones


NYX Parallel Worlds

I love NYX for so many reasons. Aside from making the best and only concealer that works for me, they make amazing make-up kits. Not to mention the fact that they are extremely affordable, that is –if you can find their products. New York doesn’t have an Ulta and before moving here that was my go-to place to find the brand. Now living in NYC, Ricky’s has just started carrying NYX and occasionally you can find a few things at Urban Outfitters. Urban was where I found and regrettably did not purchase the Dark Shadows palette.

NYX just announced a new palette inspired by the upcoming movie The Mortal Instrument: City of Bones staring Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jamie Campbell Bower. Here is a look at the kit and the products it comes with:


Available at Ulta for $24.99

-6 color Smoky Eye Palatte 

-Volumizing Mascara

-Pink Blush 

-Pink Matte Lip Creme

-Black Liquid Liner 

-Vibrant Jumbo Eye Pencil (white)

The Blues



My roommate just got back from Disney World with his family. He picked me up a bottle of this Cinderella inspired nail polish. The color is amazing and surprisingly I don’t have anything even similar! The best part about it is the name: Off to the Ball. 

Jennifer Lawrence Oscars 2013

Jennifer Lawrence was the most talked about woman of the evening. Her starring role in one of the year’s top films “Silver Linings Playbook” allowed her to grace award season. Picked as the early favorite for Best Actress, Lawrence wore Dior Haute Couture for most of her big events. Oscar night was no different. The gown was predicted by many fashion critics as the dress she would wear. A stunning layered cream and baby pink dress from the Spring 2013 couture collection. The dress looked thick and somewhat heavy, like a duvet or comforter (I realize that sounds terrible for such a beautiful dress), but that’s probably why it took an army to help her navigate the red carpet.




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Kids in America

Wildfox Spring 2012 is taking inspiration from the 1990s cult vehicle Clueless. They have really outdone themselves with their Spring 2012 lookbook. I think I want everything, and I’ve never been a Wildfox shopper. I find it too….what’s the opposite of LA noir? Well it’s that. Below are a few of my favorite photos. Check out the rest here.


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Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst ‘On the Road’ premiere



Kristen Stewart looks amazing in this Erdem dress standing next to Kirsten Dunst at the New York premiere of On The Road. The runway version is a bit longer and her stylist clearly opted for a more age appropriate length (though it is pretty short). I’m intrigued by Kristen’s recent red carpet outfit choices, she’s choosing some risqué pieces. It doesn’t seem like her. Her sheer Zuhair Murad gown at the Los Angeles Twilight premier also caused quite a stir. She doesn’t appear to be going for a sexy, it’s just different –a change from her normal converse and semi-goth look. Her overall look is really clean and chic. Light makeup, hair pulled back, minimal jewelry. It works.



Get Bonded

OPI’s latest collaboration with the James Bond 007 movie Skyfall is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are rich and dark and after seeing the movie, I can tell they are an accurate representation of the film. You can buy the colors individually or there are 2 gift sets: one is a 4-pack of mini’s and the other is a 3-pack of full sized colors. I chose the 3-pack because I have the OPI Nicki Minaj minis and I found them hard to work with and one of the glitter colors dried up: not worth it. Most importantly the 3-pack comes with the color “Skyfall” which is a essentially oxblood aka hottest color of the moment. I’m currently wearing the color and love the look. I didn’t see “The Man with The Golden Gun,” which is the color with gold foil in honor of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise. But I’m not sure it’s worth the $30 price tag. Regardless, if you only chose one color from the collection pick up Skyfall.

NYmag: The Cut, and other things…

I seem to have a bit of downtime lately. I’ve been reading blogs like crazy, gotten into chia seeds, baked cupcakes for a friend, and written quite a lengthy article for an upcoming September issue of a digital magazine (more details to come once published, of course). While perusing beaucoups of blogs I’ve come across New York Magazine’s new site for The Cut which is their newly launched fashion site. It is truly amazing, every article is extremely interesting and quite edgy to say the least (some articles I didn’t dare open at work). Everyone should give it a browse, you won’t regret it.

Something else caught my eye as I was browsing site though: there were haunting photos of a young girl which reminding me of Catherine Earnshaw of Wuthering Heights. I looked closer at the photos and discovered they were never-before-seen vintage contact sheets of Angelica Houston circa 1967. The photos are absolutely captivating and were taken on the set of her father’s movie in Ireland. They are lovely, and below is a picture of a small portion of the larger sheet. You truly feel like photographer when looking at the full screen image The Cut launches for you, so take advantage.