Archive | January, 2009

Current Obsession: BADgal Lash PLUM

12 Jan

benefit, BADgal Lash Plum Mascara, $19.00

Currently my daily makeup routine is not complete without Benefits BADgal lash in Plum. This mascara is perfection. I can not tell you how many compliments I have received since wearing it. The plum color is so subtle yet gives your eyes a new fresh look and slight pop of color causing those close enough, to stare into your eyes while trying to figure out whats different. I absolutely love it!

BUY IT, TRY IT…. Thank me later =)



Barking Brown

11 Jan
What is Barking Brown: “well, it speaks to a lot including diversity (mix a whole slew of colors, like white black and yellow, and what do you get…brown) and the uniqueness of and importance of our own voices(barking).”Myrtle Minutes: Barking Brown

Today I spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon with a dear friend of my Rachel. We had brunch at The Speak Easy, on Greene only a few blocks away from me… witnessed an underground fire… went shopping at Barking Brown on Myrtle ave… tried to go shopping in DUMBO and shared some great conversation about leaving the country.

Above is a picture of the super cute things that now belong to me. All thanks to barking brown. The earmuffs are a gray tweed with white spots and my favorite was the charcoal gray knitted handbag with metallic pewter trim. Both on sale and both compliment my weekend wardrobe perfectly!

Barking Brown is such a great store… if your ever in the neighborhood, add them to you list of must sees. Believe, you will thank me later.

Au revoir!

Currently Coveting: Birdcage Armorie’s

11 Jan

Maybe its a part of the fairytale fantasy that I like to create in my head but none the less I would absolutely love to own one of these beautiful birdcage armories one day for my bedroom. Oh, how it reminds me of Cinderella and the scene where with the help of all her furry friends they create a beautiful dress and hang it on the outside of her beautifully crafted armoire. Now hold it right there… I am by no means asking for the furry friends. In my fairytale (and in life) I create the dress on my own!

Now if only I could find one that is both aesthetically pleasing to me and in my price range… then I could making this fantasy a reality.

Until then… below are a few I am currently coveting:

Spotted on
J. M. Georgagi, hardwood in Fresh Lime finish. “Cheri” $1,799

Spotted on Bella Maison International:
French Reproduction Antique Louis XV Single Door Armoire

Spotted on
“Provence” Armorie Wardrobe $1,895

One day I will have my beautiful birdcage armorie and then I can “decorate” it with all of my accessories (hats, gloves, handbags, scarfs, belts, necklaces, rings, braclets etc.) I imagine it to turn out somewhat like the inside of Makingitlovely’s closet pictured below.


Sunday Morning Bloom’s

11 Jan
Orchid-and-lilac arrangement, Banchet Flowers, $450

Clear the Slate & Start Fresh…

2 Jan

While reading the Daily Republic this morning looking for coverage on my brothers basketball game from the previous day (FYI: they won the game and he was named ALL-Tournament.. MVP of the Holiday Classic) I came across a column named “Annie’s Mailbox” The column caught my eye as the title said “A reader’s poem to help get the new year started on the right foot”

So I read… I loved… and I thought I would share.

FNC & CJC getting the New Year started on the right foot.

Share your gift and talents
Listen with your heart.
Do the things you dream about
But don’t have time to start.
Pick a bouquet of flowers
Show someone that you care.
Be gracious and forgiving
Life is never fair.
Hold on to your courage
You may need it down the road.
We all have a cross to bear
It can be a heavy load.
If you practice all these things
No matter where you roam.
You may find both sun and rain
But you’ll never be alone.

-Author Unknown

*On a side note, next to the column was the daily horoscopes. I also thought I would share mine with you as well… and if your a fellow Scorpio, listen closely 🙂

January 1, 2009

Scorpio (Oct.24-Nov. 21) Learning is a key enterprise for you this year and you’re already engaged in the process of mental expansion. Regardless of the subject matter, going from ignorance to mastery is a thrilling journey.

…really gets you thinking huh!

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. -Oprah Winfrey