7.09.2012

Of Wasps and Lipstick

Why do I look so cautious?  I was posing right next to a wasp nest! PS - I'm a giant chicken.



Dress - H&M (similar),  Belt - Urban Outfitters,  Shoes - Cole Haan (similar),  Jewels - Gifted
Happy Monday, everyone!  I'm feeling a bit under the weather today, so I came up with a simple outfit - a loud dress with classic heels.  When the clothing is loud, accessories shouldn't be heavy. Instead, I focused on lipstick and nail polish.

Two Quick Beauty Tips from Beautician* Ally Allen
*aka Blogger


1. Lipstick is a must for any fashion forward gal.  The one I'm wearing is Chanel Mademoiselle.  It may seem expensive for some, but make-up is a tricky business.  I'd rather save up for a shade that looks beautiful on me than a cheaper alternative which is nothing special.  That said, a cheaper lipstick may look better than a more expensive one (which would be a great situation!)

2. Get unique nail colors. Yes, I know there are dupes for the expensive brands.  I'm not telling you to buy 20 dollar nail polish - I'm saying get colors that are unique and different.  I'm wearing Nars' Orgasm.  Apparently people either love or hate this particular polish.  On a general note, obviously buy what you like - nails don't have to be trendy all of the time and not everyone is going to like it.

Thanks for sticking till the end!  Now, I have a question for you guys - Do you invest in expensive make-up or opt for cheaper products?

-Ally

33 comments :

  1. great post dear! love ur style<3
    how about follow each other? awesome if i have stylish followers like you, and i'm so glad followed your great blog:)
    miss-monaaa.blogspot.com

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  2. what a lovely dress<3:D
    btw maybe we can fllw each other?let me know
    jessillesilv.blogspot.com

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  3. You look so pretty! No, you are brave for even going near a wasp nest! I flip out if I see just one!

    Amy



    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  4. I love the print of this dress! I can't believe you posed next to a wasp nest, I would not be caught anywhere near one. I'm very minimal when it comes to beauty products, so I usually go for the inexpensive stuff.. but I have a few items that are pricier that I save for special occasions! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. killer heels !! just made a 35 year old British bloke hot under the collar thanks xxxxx dicky xxx

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    1. looove ur blog :) would be nice to hear from u! xxx

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  6. your blog is really great <3 I love it <3 may we can follow each other? :)

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  7. Beautiful dress! Lovely styling! The painted toes are a lovely addition!

    Rebecca

    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  8. This dress is darling! I love the print! And outfit photos next to a wasp nest? You definitely win the bravest blogger award. And the pictures turned out stunning! I definitely think a blogger meet-up will be in order when we are both back to school. Keep in touch!

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  9. Getting a unique nail color is a great tip. Love yours, and I hate bugs too! haha

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  10. I buy cheap products, because it's extremely rare that I wear makeup..usually only for special occasions ;)
    Thank you so much for stopping by & following!!!! I’m following you back now on GFC :)
    Perhaps you're interested in following each other on bloglovin, if you do, let me know, so I can follow you back! it's really easier to keep in touch<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"



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  11. PS: Your dress is lovely and you look really adorable<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"



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  12. thanks a lot sweetie, i'm following on bloglovin' too (#8)...and I clicked the "♥like button" on all your posts, to show my appreciation ;)
    have a wonderful week<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"



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  13. You look pretty! Beautiful dress :) You are lucky too that you live near the ocean, because it must be a wonderful view :) I'm following you now :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  14. I adore the print on that dress, so pretty! Totally agree about the importance of lipstick, by the way. It's an essential in my make-up bag. xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  15. love the print of this dress!! looks super cute with the shoes :)

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  16. I really love this look and I can totally relate to the whole wasp thing- 2 months ago, I had to strike poses surrounded with lots of bees, being an aspiring fashionista requires a lot of sacrifices! And as for your make-up question, I usually try to opt for cheaper products provided that they are of good quality. My foundation is an exception- it's really hard to find the one that would match my skin tone, so I'd much rather pay a little more and be sure that it won't make me look like a Jersey Shore character or something. :)

    http://glamourxkills.blogspot.com

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  17. I love that dress! It sold very quickly at H&M during their summer sale! Depending on the cosmetic I may splurge or save. My primers and foundation are splurge, I believe if the base of your make-up is high quality it'll enhance the pigmentation and prolong the lasting effect. I do buy higher quality lipsticks because I prefer to try on the colour before buying which isn't always an option at the drugstore.

    Nail polish I usually buy something inexpensive, but again I do use a high quality base coat and top coat. I swear by orly bonder as my base and seche vite as my top coat.

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    1. I used the same base and top coat as well - they're pretty great I must say!

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  18. What a gorgeous and easy dress... I just love your ring paired with that coral nail polish- beautiful combo :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  19. Lovely and fresh dress for summer. :)

    Love from Portugal

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  20. Love the dress and heels! Great outfit!

    ariarhapsody.blogspot.com

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  21. haha I'd be nervous next to a wasp nest too! As for the makeup, i do a bit of both - i think a good foundation no matter the price is the most important, but its always a quality/price weigh up every time.

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  22. I have to admit I mostly buy cheap products, but only if they are working for me! I love lipstick and nail polish and tend to stray away from eyeshadow. It makes me look tired!

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  23. cute dress!

    check out my giveaway on:
    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  24. just started following you:D:D:D!

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  25. Adore your blog completely and totally...we have such similar style and your posts are so much fun to read :) Following for sure!

    P.s. I have this dress. Aren't the pockets fab?

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh you look so stunning here, this dress is gorgeous on you!
    Thank you for such a lovely comment and for following, much appreciated...I'll be back here soon!!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  27. Nice pumps and nice outfit! Very cute nails too. :)

    (I'm a new blogger too.. would you like to follow each other? ;)

    Ayumi

    The Ayumi Aspect

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  28. lovely orange nails and they happen to pair perfectly with the emerald green stone on your ring :)
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  29. Hi sweetie, you look so great, I really love this look :)
    I hope you'll like my blog ^^
    Kisses ♥

    (http://kitkatkorpan.over-blog.com) ^^

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  30. hey, love ur style and love ur blog...following u! (:
    check out ma blog n follow me if u like it too http://memypendown.blogspot.in/
    much love.x

    Like ma facebook page too
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