Thursday, April 28, 2011

Veils, I have a problem

I have a bridal confession. I'm obsessed with over the top veils. Everytime I see pictures with a long veil I swoon. I'm just taken into a coma of lust and beauty. I think that wearing a veil for my bachelorette trip really did me in though, it was so fun to wear. I wish I had more reasons and occasions than my wedding to wear a veil. Honestly, it's awesome.

Here are some of my favorites:

What do you think? Do you love long veils like I do?  Did you wear a veil for your wedding or will you wear one? When I first when dress shopping, I didn't plan on wearing a veil at all, but I got sucked in! They're so pretty, comes in tons of different lengths, how could you not fall for them??

For my wedding, my bestie/old roomie/sorority sister/and bridesmaid A is being so generous and allowing me to borrow her beautiful veil. It's stunning and I'm so happy to share something with her that's will be so personal for us both. It matches and compliments my dress perfectly and I really lucked out that her was such a great match. PS I'll be wearing that veil next freaking week!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Recent OOTD

Blue poka-dot dress was a gift
Nordstrom Belt
Sorry for the bathroom pic(and poor lighting in both), but you gotta work with what you have right?
Mosimo Orange dress
F21 Neon Belt
SM Heaven flats in Taupe (not pictured)

FINALLY! It's been in the 80s all week and I love it! Hopefully this continues through all of next weekend...
10 more days!!

Hot or Not: Blake Lively's Red Hair

Apparently, red hair is in, in, in! Gingers are definitely having a moment and Blake Lively has joined their ranks.

What do you think loves? Hot or not?

Celeb Inspiration: Emma Stone

I'm just going to put this out there: I love Emma. I think she's adorable and I love the characters she plays. She's a hair and style chameleon and I love that, it makes life so much more fun. Plus, she's funny. Not many girls can pull off funny (which is sad), but she always makes me laugh. The Help was one of the best books I've read in years and she's playing Skeeter, I think she'll be a perfect match. I can't wait to see it in August!

Red Carpet: This girl ha sthe red carpet down pat. She always look pulled together, chic and on trend. Love it.

Fabulously Fierce: Emma's not afraid to push the envelope with new trends, styles and cuts. This keeps me on my toe!

Soft and Feminine: Emma's one of the girls in these flirt frocks.

Are you a fan of her style? I love it. I personally think I'd wear every single thing I've seen her in. Even that crazy half/half dress. What's your favorite look? Do you love her movies?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Product Review: Sephora Baked Moonshadow Trio

Baked Moonshadow Trio in Sunbaked 02

A while ago, I bought this shadow (see Recent Purchase post here) after seeing JLo's glittery eyes on American Idol and thought this to be similar. The center color is really, really shimmer, almost glittery even while the outside shades are metallic. Plus, you all know how much I love Sephora brand make-up, see my reviews here, here, and here.

I love the glitter!! Bring it on! It is SO shimmery in person! It's exactly the look I wanted. I used the front golden shade on my entire lid, the dark brown in the crease, and the middle shimmery shade all over.

They last most of the day, but have gone pretty sheer by the end of work. Primer definitely helps with this. I think it doesn't last as long because of the shimmer though. I wish the dark brown was darker, so I use another color I have when I want it to be more dramatic.

Have you tried Sephora shadow yets?? I love them! They last so long and I've been happy with my purchases so far.

Do you wear shimmer shadow or stick with mattes? What's your favorite?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekend Recap, OOTD and Recent Purchases

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Easter is my favorite holiday an I love spending it with family and chowing down all day. Friday I had my hair and make-up trial and it went FABULOUSLY! Thank you everyone for your input! I posted a pic on my Twitter (@KristenLLP) if you want to check it out. We did a little bit of everything, natural face, glowy skin, and glam eyes with mega lashes and a bronze smoky eye. We also did my hair like Hilary Duff's which was the #1 choice for most comments. I'm so happy with the outcome, I can't wait to rock the look on my big day.

Saturday I made some cupcakes for the party while watching Sons of Anarchy. Do you watch this show? I'm obsessed. The main character Jackson is played by Charlie Hunnam and he is delicious. One of my favorite movies is Green Street Hooligans and he is such a hunk.

Elijah Wood is also in that movie, and I love him for it, which is why I put him in my HMP. Just an FYI for you ladies who were wondering about him this past HMP. I really want to be his friend IRL and go for drinks. Elijah, if you're out there, hit me up! And for Charlie, I have 12 days until the wedding, you can hit me up too!! ....but for a different reason than drinks. :D

Here's how my cupcakes turned out. Move over Martha Stewart!

Here's what I wore for Easter. This pic is taken with my cell phone at 11pm so that's why I don't look as fresh. My sister tried helping me, but when I look at the pics enlarged, they're all kind of blurry.
F21 Top (it's a soft pinky-coral)
JBrand Skinnies
F21 Feather Earrings
Now for my Recent Purchases:
Victoria Secret Shimmer in Gold
(my stylist used this to give me a "bridal glow" at my trial and I love it!)
Victoria Secret Bronzer
(It's a great color, very shimmery. I think it will go great used to highlight with a non-shimmer bronzer)
e.l.f. Complexion Brush
(I've used their brushes with the white handle and hate them, but I hear so many good things about these brushes (with the black handle). So far I really like it. The bristles are soft and full and they pick up a ton of product so I had to get used to that difference. So far so good though)
e.l.f. Blush in Candid Coral
(Some of you ladies raved about this color in comment on this blush post, they were out of other colors suggested, but I picked this up and...see below)
(so on trend- see this post about feather hair extensions and only $1.50. Love them!)

Candid Coral is almost an EXACT dupe for MAC Sunbasque. IRL they're similar in color, but as you can tell Sunbasque is more pigmented. I've worn Candid Coral today and yesterday and love it. It's the perfect peach-coral shade. Perfect for the coral trend this year! Thanks ladies for the recommendation!!

How was your weekend? What did you do to celebrate?
Do you have any of these products or would like a review of them?