Month: November 2013

Thee Shopaholic’s Personal Wish List

Since the previous post was geared towards my readers I decided to post some of the items on my personal wish list. I hope it inspires you or at the very least lets you know what to get me for Christmas XOXO.

ELECTRONICS.

I love to listen to R&B especially when its turned up REAL LOUD! So I can’t wait to get my hands on this Pink iHome BOOM box. It’s the perfect color (PINK) and is the perfect addition to the family of the girl that has almost everything. The box has a FM Radio and has a flexible Dock. It is portable and can be operated by D batteries. It is not documented to be compatible with the 5 or 5s iPhone but I am sure an adapter can be purchased. Either way I can still use it with my iPod touch. The iP4 Retails for $99.00 and I think its worth every penny.

iP4″ iHome Pink Boom box 

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Louis Vuitton Red Alma GM in Epi Leather

ACCESSORIES. 

I have never really been a big fan of multiple purses. I rarely ever find a bag that I love. When it comes to handbags I love them to look classic, timeless and capable of being worn in any season. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Céline (too name a few) do a great job of creating timeless bags but often come with a not so timeless price tag. I have had my eyes glued to the Alma made by Louis Vuitton in Red epi leather. I love the shape of the bag and the simple detail of the textured leather. The Alma GM retails for $2600.00. I would rather buy one bag for 2600 dollars than buy 26 bags for $100.00 each. What do you think?

Louis Vuitton Alma GM 

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BEAUTY. 

Since I have decided to jump on the natural hair band wagon in January of 2012 I have been pretty much doing my hair myself (aside from the random trip to the Dominican Hair Salon and this current weave lol) I find it cost effective and quite satisfying to be self sufficient. I wanted to get a hooded drier but then I realized that my current hair texture didn’t require much heat at all! So when Ken Burkeen launched the Huetiful at home hair steaming system with face attachment for at home facials as well I knew that one day it would be mine. The icing on the cake? My favorite natural hair blogger CharyJay is featured on the box! The SHOPAHOLIC that I am just screams “Add To Cart” The Huetiful Steamer retails for $116.95

Huetiful Hair and Facial Steamer

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MAKEUP.

For those of you that don’t know… Sephora makes some of thee best makeup and beauty gift sets of all time. I was able to take a peek at this one a couple of days ago and I fell in love! A 12-piece must-have kit that features a curated assortment of their bestselling products. From eyeliner to mascara, nail polish to BB Cream. The essential 12-piece kit is packed  with their hottest products for all-day beauty and all-night glamour. Perfect for any makeup junkie or newcomer to beauty, the kit includes nine full-size items to create either a natural, sophisticated, or dramatic look. Retailing at a whopping $75.00 This set contains my favorite perfume of all time in a travel size rollerball Viktor & Rolf “Flowerbomb”, a NARS blush duo in the best selling shade “Orgasm”, the best formulation of eyeshadow at Sephora is done through Urban Decay, and Benefit’s “They’re Real” Mascara is my favorite mascara of 2013! Need i say more! The gift set is sold out online but check your local Sephora before venturing to the overpriced land of Ebay. Thank me later.

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SHOES. 

What girl doesn’t love SHOES! I know plenty of shoe-aholics out there have secretly been coveting the holy grail of shoe-dom that is Christian Louboutin. His designs range from classic and simple to bold and daring. For me the same rule applies as that of the hand bag theory. For a pump as expensive as this i choose to go with classic and timeless silhouettes. The black pump. These heels are sold at many notable retailers like Saks and Barneys so think of me when you pick up your first or next pair!

Christian Louboutin Heels

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JEWELRY. 

Last but not least The Pandora Bracelet. Having had my eyes on this bracelet for a while now I can safely say that the pandora bracelet is a personal fave of mine simply because of the customization factor. I love that the charm bracelet can ignite memories celebrate life love and victories or just represent friendship or love simply because of the infinite possibilities of charms and what they represent. It is the eternal gift. I have personally witnessed the never ending lines that begin to form outside of pandora jewelers locations around the holidays. But even though it is the last mentioned it is at the top of my wish list!

Pandora Bracelet

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her 2013 Beauty Edition

Holiday Gift Guide for Her 2013 Beauty Edition

I put together some of my favorite beauty finds of 2013 and decided to share my thoughts on some gift ideas for you guys looking for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your wife, girlfriend, fiancé, best friend, mother, etc. These items are all my personal favorites and come in various sizes and price ranges depending on your budget.

Makeup and MAC Cosmetics

Rihanna has been a part of a major campaign with MAC Cosmetics this year and she has brought us some show stopping makeup items to play with since early this summer. The biggest launch to date was in late September/Early November. The line was set to launch officially on October 3rd, but was available for purchase at MAC Cosmetic counters as early as September 26th. I was able to sample the items from the line on the 23rd of September and fell in love with 2 products which was the “Her Cocoa” Eyeshadow quad and the “Talk That Talk” Lipstick which was a beautiful plum wine that would be a show-stopping staple for the fall. The quantities of the collection were limited in supply but I was pleased to learn that the line was in-fact permanent. So if you guys are able to get your hands on it I can assure you any recipient will not be disappointed.

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Her Cocoa Eyeshadow Quad $44.00

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Talk That Talk Lipstick  $16.50

MAC Cosmetics also released a new Mineralized Skinfinish or otherwise known amongst the beauty community as “MSF” The compact called “Perfectly Poised” from the Divine Night collection is a warm rich golden brown with pink undertones and look great as a highlight on women of color for a sun-kissed glow this fall and winter. The velvet soft powder has a high frost metallic finish. It comes in 2 other shades and retails for 33 US dollars.

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Perfectly Poised $33.00

For my shopaholics that love sparkle… MAC recently solved a problem many us were having with those beautiful shimmering loose pigments that worked wonders for our makeup looks but made quite the mess with their new pressed pigments. Coming in a whopping 20 shades you are bound to find one or two that you just cant get enough of. You can use it dry for high shine or on dampened skin for a dramatic wet look sure to turn heads.

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Pressed Pigments “Summer Honey” $21.00

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Lustre Drops “Pink Rebel” $21.00

A high performance eyeshadow that goes on creamy and dries to a powdery finish and creates a smooth crease free shiny reflective look to the lid.

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MAC Paint “Bamboom” $20.00

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NARS Blush Palette “Killing Me Softly” $49.00

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Viktor & Rolf “Flower Bomb”

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Benefit (Left to Right): “They’re Real” Mascara $23.00, “Watts Up” Highlighter $30.00, “POREfessional” Skin Primer $30.00

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Elie Saab Hand Cream

Lookbooks

Lookbooks

I am new to the whole Blogging world but the one thing that I love the most about blogs and vlogs are Look books! These are some of my favorite looks from the summer and I thought I would share them with you… I plan on doing lots of these very soon. Thanks for visiting the blog my shopaholics!

Look 1
Black Chiffon Top: American Apparel
Gold Waist Belt: Forever 21
Houndstooth Skirt: ASOS
Shoes: Shoproxx.com
Trench Coat: GAP

Look 2
Top: H&M
Pencil Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Shoproxx.com
Earrings: ALDO Accessories

Look 3
Dress: Shoproxx.com
Clutch: Rainbow
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Foxy Spike

Look 4
Crop Top
Skirt
Shoes
All Shoproxx.com

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Look 1
Onepiece Romper: H&M
Boots: Payless
Clutch: Shoproxx.com
Blazer: H&M
Look 2
Crop Top: Charlotte Russe
Acid Wash Denim: Thrifted ( No Relation Vintage)
Heels: Steve Madden
Earrings: Peace Images
Clutch: ALDO Accessories
Look 3
Dress: ASOS
Baroque Flats: Payless
Floral Headpiece: Local Beauty Supply Store
Look 4
Sandals: Steve Madden
Blazer: Forever21
Skirt: Forever 21
Blouse: H&M
Clutch: Shoproxx.com
Earrings: ALDO Acessories