Thursday, January 3, 2013


This is the only picture I have from New Years. For once, I put my clutch in the corner and enjoyed the party sans camera and phone for most of the night. I bought this Backstage sequin dress last year and didn't have the chance to wear it. Even if I didn't go out, I would have sat on my couch in it.

My friends threw a last minute party at their apartment in the city and I brought them this Veuve Clicquot sardine style tin. I saw it before I received the invite and thought how cool it would be for a gift. Worked out nicely!
You can't see my makeup in my New Years picture... I tried out a few new techniques from a YouTube beauty binge over the holiday break. I go through phases watching makeup tutorials and my latest conquest is contouring (without looking like a toddler took crayons to my face). I found the above tutorial by Maskcara via Julie Leah's Pinterest.

The problem with tutorials is that they can become expensive. I can't complain when a drugstore product is recommended, especially if you are trying something new. I have been wearing this highlighting gel concealer the past few days and love how it brightens up my look, especially in the morning. I would like to eventually upgrade to the YSL Touch Eclat Radiant Touch, but want to get matched properly before I spend the $40. It's been on my wish list for awhile, and now I will know how to use it.

Do you have any favorite beauty channels or tutorials on YouTube? Please share!


  1. Your dress is amazing!!!! you look stunning. happy new year x

  2. I love your dress! Happy new year. :)

  3. That dress is beautiful!! Happy New Year!!

  4. Pretty lady! Great dress! I didn't take any pics on NYE, fail :(

    And I'm going to have to check out those contour videos - thanks for posting! Happy new year :)

  5. That dress is beautiful, and learning to contour is definitely on my to-do list this year!

  6. That dress is absolutely fabulous! And I love me some Veuve and eye highlighter! Hope you have a great weekend! XOXO

  7. beautiful site! your sparkly holiday dress is to die for. i can't wait to see what you post next! hope you stop by my site as well!


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