Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What an Anarchist!

Lately I have been on a lipstick kick!  And to be honest I'm not really a lipstick person.   I have always been an Urban Decay fan (I have all 3 naked palettes) so when I heard they were coming out with lipsticks and lip liners I had to go check it out!  And of course one came home with me!  

I got the shade Anarchy.  And I love love love it!!  The packaging is so sleek and the finish is gorgeous.  The lasting power is great too.  It lasted at least three hours before it started to wear and I was eating within those three hours too.  I give it 2 thumbs up.  I truly am not a lipstick person because I have such dry lips.  Lipstick usually shows all the cracks on my lips and I hate it, but this did not!  The lipsticks are $22 each, which I would say is not too bad.  Urban Decay also came out with 24/7 lip liners to mach the lipsticks.  I picked one up in a different shade, but have yet to use it.  Once I do, I will let you know.  

Have you picked any up?  If you do let me know!  I might be going back to get the color Streak.  

City Styles

Thursday, July 25, 2013

If My Face is Not Melting...

It can be so hot here that sometimes I don't feel like wearing makeup.  But on the days I do muster up some energy to put it on this would be my go to face. 

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation - Love this!! It is a medium coverage foundation which is perfect for the summer.  Plus it doesn't stick my dry patches!  It comes in a great range of colors and lasts through the work day.  I truly love this and reach for it often. 

Clarins Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact - I have to say the packaging and design is what drew me to this bronzer!  I have to say Clarins truly has some great designs for their bronzers.  I love just lightly dusting this on my face with a big fluffy brush.  It makes me look sun kissed.

Dior Cheek Creme in Pareo - This is the best creme blush in my opinion.  It is more like a creme to powder, but it is not too powdery.  It gives me the perfect flush and lasts at least half the day. 

Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Raffinement  - I love love love Chanel makeup.  It makes me feel so glamourous.  There quads though can be hit or miss.  This one though is a huge hit.  It has beautiful, rich brown shades that make my blue eyes pop.  

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara  - This makes my lashes look like I have falsies on!  And it does not flake or smudge!  That is a huge plus in my book.  It also layers well with other mascaras. 

Givenchy Le Rouge in Croisiere Coral  - This is hands down my lipstick for the summer!  I am truly not a huge lipstick person (funny cause I have at least 100 of them) but, I love this lipstick.  The formulation is moisturizing and the packaging is so sleek.  

What is your go to summer face???  In other news I became a VIB Rouge today at Sephora.  If you know what that is, then you know it means I spend way to much of my pay check there.  Anywho, I will show you what I picked up soon.  I need to test them out first, so I can let you know how good they are.  But I am thinking I will be heading back for more shades!  

City Styles

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Into the Nude .... {LIPSTICK CHRONICLES}

Get your mind out of the gutter.  We are talking about lipstick here!! I have always been one for a bright lip, but I have those days where I love a good nude.  Being translucent myself I have a hard time finding a great nude.  I have tried my share of nudes from the drugstore and high end.  Today I am going to share my favorite drugstore nudes!

milani 'nude creme' - loreal 'fairest b=nude' - revlon 'soft nude' - maybelline 'bare to be bold' - wet n wild 'just peachy'

milani - loreal - revlon - maybelline - wet n wild

I have to say the Maybelline or Milani are my absolute favs.  The Milani is just so creamy and looks great with our without a lipliner.  The Maybelline is also amazing!  It is just a nice sheer wash so it is not to intense.  You can find these at any local drugstore, except for Revlon 'Soft Nude'.  Unfortunately it was discontinued.  You can find it here on Ebay.  It is going for more than retail price, but it still is not bad.  

I am going to do a series of posts about my favorite shades of lipstick from drugstore and high end.  Please let me know what your favorite nude lipstick is!  I would love to give it a try. 

City Styles 

Friday, July 19, 2013

I am Such a Flake ...

Remember how I said I was going to a Marie Claire event yesterday.  Well that never happened.  And I do have a reason why.  It is too damn HOT!  I live in New York and we are having a heat wave!  It is ridonkulous.  It was 100 degrees out today and with the humidity it was more like 120.  It was too hot to even think about looking cute and nice at this event after riding the subway.  Was not happening.  Instead I met Daria for a night at Applebee's.  

I still looked cute so I took a picture!  

Yesterday I realized I tend to flake out on plans a whole lot lately.  I mean nothing to serious, but me and Daria will make plans and then end up just staying home instead.  And to be honest I think it's because I am such a homebody and I also hate going home on the train(late at night) by myself.  And I also I am in a relationship.  I can remember being single and always going out to everything I was invited to.  Now I am like who do I need to impress.  Do you ever feel like that?  If you are in a relationship do you go out as much as before or do you feel like what is the point?   I guess it is a bad thing, but sometimes I really do not care.  I would rather be cuddled up on the couch than out at the club.  And it is not that I do not want to be out with my friends, but if I can spend quality time with my boyfriend (who I only see once a week) I am sure going to take it.  So please tell me if I am the only one. 

This is my current nail combo at the moment.  Essie "Topless & Barefoot" and a no name neon yellow.    I love love love love this combo!! What are your favorites??

Today is Friday!! Wooo hooo!!  I have work tomorrow, but it is only 4 hours so I can get through it.  Have a great weekend everyone!

City Styles 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Necklace...

I can't tell you how many complements I get on my necklace.  And they aren't just from women either I have gotten a boat load from the men too.  Daria(the bff) gave me this necklace for my birthday!  I have to say she is the best.  An initial necklace has been on my wishlist for a while but I never bite the bullet.  

Now I have no clue what Esty seller she bought it from, but I do know it's from Etsy.  So I will leave some links to the ones I like the most.

I must say I have little energy to write a post today.  I have been up since 6am, worked til 6:30pm and now I am ready to go die in my air-conditioning(it's 10:30pm).  We got a new system at work today(I am a bank teller) and it was one hell of a day.  It was not as bad as I thought, but still we had some hitches and glitches.  I am just glad it is over and that I have off tomorrow.

On another note I think I found my non-alcoholic beverage for the summer, flavored SanPellegrino!! It's amazballs.  You must try!   I know they have orange, blood orange, and lemon.  Today I tried the orange and was on heaven, so I must run to the store and stock up! 

Well lovies that is all for tonight.  I am going to a Marie Claire event tomorrow, so tomorrows post might be a bit more exciting!  

City Styles

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

What Irritates Me the Most...

Lets talk pet peeves.  I say living in New York I have definitely gained a few, and by a few I mean many.  But today we are going to stick to the subway.  Oh the wonderful MTA.  Over the last 8 years I have had my share of bus/subway rides.  And I have had many a choice words for say bus drivers.  And yes I have called 311 to complain about them too. 

1. Late buses or buses that pass you by when they aren't full.  The bus I live by absolutely loves to be late, especially on the weekends.  I have stood around for at least 45 minutes waiting.  And then there are the buses that pass you by.  I mean come on!  I have somewhere to be too.  I swear to work for the MTA you must be evil.  There is totally a check box on the application that says able to be evil to sweet, paying customers. 

2. Weekend trains.  Dear god how I hate the subway on the weekend.  There is always work being done and detours.  Trains that run express are now running local, and local trains running express.  Its like being in a maze trying to figure out the subway system on weekends. 

3. Tourists.  I consider a tourist anyone who takes the subway once and a blue moon.  This includes people from Long Island, people from Europe, and anyone who needs directions.  Now if it's the weekend I will give you an exception, that being said if its not, get with the program.  There are maps all over.  There is also the internet and this thing called a phone.  This day in age everyone has a smart phone.  Download an app, because I am not going to feel bad for you being on the express train when you are supposed to be on the local.  There are signs all over and the lady that comes on over the speaker to tell you if a local or express train is entering the station.  

4. I may get slack for this but I am going to say it anyway.  Do not give beggers money.  Give them food.  Many are just druggies looking for their next fix.  The money does not go to buying a bus ticket home or to their family.  If their family isn't with them beat they don't have one.  Food is a better option.  At least you know that they will have a meal or food in their stomach rather than being high.  

5.  Bus drivers that don't stop when you press the signal.   I couldn't even tell you how many times a bus driver has gone past my stop because they "didn't notice" the please stop signal.  I mean please it lights up red and bings.  Sometimes I don't mind the extra walk, but sometimes i just want to walk up my block and be home. 

6.  People who sing on the train.  Just don't! Please don't.  It's not fun for the other people around you.  Lip sync or dance in your seat, but please please do not sing.

7. Give the old lady your seat!  Or the pregnant woman.  I hate seeing (men especially) who do not get up for the elderly or the pregnant woman.  Yes I know you have worked all day and are tired, but be respectful and have manners.  I will always get up and offer my seat and it pains me to think that other do not care.

There are probably a whole lot more, but that's all that pops into my brain right now.   

Now about the picture above.  I went to lunch/dinner with my bff Daria (I will probably talk about her a lot)  and her sister today.  We went to the New York Ale House and I had 35 Shrimp Scampi.  It was absolutely delish!  I couldn't even finish it all, so it came home with me!  I have to say I am really liking the Ale House.  I have been there twice now and have loved the food and for the price it's the boom!  It is similar too Applebees or Outback.  But I may like it a bit more, switch is very shocking because I love my Applebees!  

I will leave you with this image.  We will talk more tomorrow!

City Styles

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sorry, I am not Sorry...

Well hello there!  My name is Gina.  I am a 22 year old girly girl who lives in NYC.  And let me tell you there is no where else I'd rather live!  So I am giving this a try once again!  I previously had another blog, but I felt the need to start fresh.  Of course, I already have 500 business cards with the former blog url on it.  Thank god for Vista Print and their cheap prices. 

Anywho,  time for some random thoughts. I don't know if you are the same way, today I was on Instagram (I am addicted) scrolling through my feed and I came to the conclusion I follow too many people I don't like.  I follow close to 1000 profiles.  Which in my opinion is a little crazy.  I tend to just follow people for no reason whatsoever.  There are those photos I just scroll by and wonder why? Just why?  

I feel like it is so much easier to unfollow someone on Instagram then it is on Facebook.  On Facebook if you unfriend someone it is very easy for the other person to find out.  They can just click on your profile and boom! it says Request Friend.  I have seen that a few times and was like well thanks I feel the same way about you too.  But it happens.  At least on Instagram if you unfollow someone they only find out if they have a special app.  And girl I have that app.  Most of the time I really don't use it, but once and a while I do check!  

On another note I have repurchased my "holy grail" skincare item and let me tell you, if it did not work wonders I would no way on hell pay as much as I did for it. 

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum is probably the best serum or skincare product I have ever used!  I have dry skin and very red cheeks.  This have totally helped my skin retain moisture and has gotten rid of a large amount of my redness.  I could not see myself every being without this.  

Another purchase this week were a pair of Target sandals I have been lusting over!  And I was one lucky girl.  They only had 1 pair left in my size(usually a 9.5, but I can fit a 9 sometimes) and they were on clearance.  The Target gods were watching out for me.  

Now I am not one for foot pics, but I couldn't help myself.  

I hope you all have a nice Monday night.  I am off to watch the rest of the Homerun Derby.  

City Styles