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Saturday, March 30, 2013

[Fashion] Sneak Peek: Upcoming Shoe Reviews - Valentino Rockstud T-Strap; Jeffrey Campbell Soiree


Hey guys! I am working on a few new blog posts while I am recovering from my dentist visit (I had my wisdom teeth taken out FINALLY along with a few others that needed to go : \ so no filming while the gaping holes in my mouth heal up lol. 
(jk I actually have stitches in there O_O - one of which I think I popped yesterday so I will have to call them on Monday -__-)

But my blog is a nice, calming outlet for me anyway ^_^ 

I wanted to introduce you all to my newest additions to my shoe collection : ) I will be posting more photos and doing reviews on both pairs so if you are interested please Follow this Blog! <3

I still need to take photos of what these shoes look like on but if you follow me on Twitter you know that I recently tried out Baby Foot and my feet are currently peeling like a mo'fo. Not attractive. 
(I didn't think they would still be going at this point it's been over a week! (They didn't start peeling until maybe day 6 though) If you would be interested in a review either here or on my YouTube Channel - let me know.)

Anyway....happy drooling ; )



Available HERE
Also in Nude Patent HERE (this was my original choice)

Check Out these Colors as well:

My first and only pair of Valentino - I think you guys will be surprised by my thoughts.




Mine are from MissKL.com 
(Karmaloop's New Women's Fashion Sister Site)

Also available Here (if MissKL doesn't have your size. These are Sold Out a lot of places especially in the smaller sizes)

They also come in:

and can also be found in a few unique store specific combinations as well.


Can't wait to show you guys more pictures and tell you what I think about my two most recent additions to my shoe collection. 
#shoeaddict 

Stay tuned...

(btw both pairs fit true to size)

Talk to you soon!

Love,
Holly



Thursday, March 28, 2013

[Tutorial] Budge Proof Bronze - Long Lasting, Summer Worthy Eye Look Using Eyeliner





Watch the Tutorial HERE ^




Products Used:

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Liners in:
- Hustle 

Check out all 13 Brand NEW Shades on UrbanDecay.com

Urban Decay Skyscraper Mascara (would not recommend on lashes like mine! This was my first time trying it and I was not impressed with the performance at all) 

LOVE these! Plus the glue they come with is latex free so I can use it!) 

What I'm Wearing:

Top: Beaded Tank from ANGL (purchased in store at Century City Mall) 

Nails: Milani Texture Polish in Aqua Splash
(See more pictures and a review HERE

Primer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm as Primer, SPF, Moisturizer 
(this BB Cream dries transparent) 
Concealer: Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer in NSA - FBI 
Cheeks: MAC Bite of an Apple Blush (Limited Edition)
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer in NSA added to nude out the colors. 

See How Here:


FTC: This video and Blog Post has NOT been SPONSORED. I was not compensated to create or post this video/blog entry. 

Urban Decay did ask me if I would be interested in creating a bronze look for their site in celebration of  "40 Ways to Get Addicted", the launch of 13 BRAND NEW 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils and since Urban Decay is one of my favorite brands of course I was honored to do so and flattered they thought to ask me! I was not compensated to create this video or use these products. The new liner colors were provided to create this look so I could do so in advance and have this video ready to go for you before the launch! I hope you enjoyed! Thanks so much for watching! : )



Filmed with my Canon T3i  and edited in iMovie.

The Lighting Kit I am using I purchased from Amazon as well
Stands: http://amzn.to/NZVhI4 (I purchased the lighting and stands separately so that it would be cheaper)



Thank you so much for reading this post and watching this video! I hope you have enjoyed : ) 

I've got some really fun shoes I want to post about soon so look out for that! #addictedtoshoes

Talk to you later this week.

Love,
Holly 



Sunday, March 24, 2013

How I shop + Save money even on Designer Brands like Christian Louboutin PLUS 3 Days Left to WIN $250 CASH



View Video Below : )

So if you haven't seen it yet - a few days ago I posted a video giving some of my best shopping tips and tricks. 

Not only is this typically the way I shop online (I mostly shop online) but it's the best way I've found to save on some of the higher end designers - which...who doesn't want to do that!


(I mean even on designers like Christian Louboutin, Valentino, Alexander Wang, and MORE!) 


You can even EARN money believe it or not - just by shopping your normal favorite online stores! 

^_^

Please check out the video above to learn more and hear about special promotions currently going on. 


PLUS Sign Up for your Chance to WIN $250 CASH - There are 2 Days Left! 
(free to sign up and no purchase necessary!) 



You must sign up through the special tracking link above to be entered to win the $250 as that is how Ebates is making sure that it's one of my subscribers that wins the giveaway! GOOD LUCK! 

How to Enter: 
1. Sign Up through Ebates via THIS LINK
2. Leave a comment (on YouTube) telling me what you would spend the $250 on if you won : ) 

That's it! 

Giveaway will be open until 3/27 - Winners will be chosen within 1 week. Ebates will be both choosing the winner as well as awarding the prize. I will make sure to update the info box with the winners name as well as post it on my Twitter, Facebook, etc. Prize will be awarded within one week of winner announcement. 

Thank you for participating! And Thank You to Ebates for making this giveaway and video possible! I know my subscribers really appreciate the opportunity! 


CASH BACK % Amounts for Stores that may Interest you: (plus FULL List HERE)

Sephora 8%
Ulta 8%
Neiman Marcus 8% (I've never seen it that high before!)
Nordstrom 5%
Victoria's Secret 4%
Macy's 6% 
Coach 3%
Modcloth 3.5%
Baublebar 4%
Shopbop 2%
TopShop 3%
Tom's 10%
Lancome 10%
Tarte Cosmetics 4%
Magazines.com 40% 
J. Crew 6% 
Saks 3%
Barneys 2.5%
Bloomingdales 3%
Alex and Ani 3.5%
HSN 4%
Tory Burch 3.5%
Lucky Brand 2.5%
Target 2% 
Piperlime 7%


Sign Up Here to Start Earning CASH BACK on your Purchases: http://bit.ly/16JNtnG

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Best site's Newsletters to sign up for to get % OFF Codes:

saksfifthavenue.com (10% OFF Code can even be used on Christian Louboutins! Very rare for a store to allow discounts on such high end brands)

bloomingdales.com (10% OFF Code can be used on anything even Chloe (love their flats! My blog post on them: http://bit.ly/11EVucR)

toryburch.com (10% OFF Code can be used on anything on the site)

luckybrand.com (20% OFF anything on the site) 

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What I'm wearing:

(OOTD Post featuring this Top) 
Bracelet: HRH Collection - The Electric Pop Tassel Bracelet 

Nails: Milani Texture Polish in Aqua Splash - (Blog Post on these Polishes)

Makeup:
Contour: Benefit Hoola 
Lips: Milani Color Statement Lip Liner in All Natural

Filmed with my Canon T3i (the kit that I purchased from Amazon: http://amzn.to/TTgCFM
and edited in iMovie.

Still using Steve's lens - also I did have to color correct the footage because for whatever reason it was very yellow/green looking today O_o Difficult to fix so I just made it pretty. I figure it's okay since there was nothing I really needed to show.

The Lighting Kit I am using I purchased from Amazon as well
(I purchased the lighting and stands separately so that it would be cheaper)


Thanks so much for checking out this post and video! 
I hope that it helps you save/earn/possibly WIN some money! 

I will have a new YouTube Video as well as coordinating post up tonight or tomorrow and after that hopefully some more Outfit of the Day posts! 

Talk to you soon,
Holly


Monday, March 18, 2013

[Fashion] Black, White, Black, White. [Faux Leather Peplum Top]

photo: hollyannaeree


Top: 
(Similar Here - Here - Here and more affordable HERE and HERE)

Skirt:
(Similar HERE and more affordable Here)

Shoes:
(Similar Here - Here - Here - Here and Here)



This is THE best fitting peplum top for my body shape! I love it! 

Just purchased this from Zara last week and am OBSESSED. 
(I added some stock photos to this post because due to the solid colors it's hard to show detail) 

 I have a short torso (due to scoliosis) and I'm not super skinny so peplum tops can be tricky for me. If these hit too low can make your hips look a lot wider than they are and if they hit too high it can bulk up your midsection too much. 

 My boyfriend also loves this top/outfit on me, he commented on it as soon as he saw it (as well as several times throughout the day) and that's always a good feeling : )




I'm also loving the black and white trend so choosing what I would on the bottom was a no brainer. These are some of my FAVORITE skirts ever (my boyfriend's favorite style/brand of skirt on me as well) - they can be dressed up or down and are extremely comfortable!

They're a little pricey but totally worth it - they wash and wear well not to mention go with pretty much anything! Every season they come out in TONS of colors, it's hard to resist! Plus they do go on sale - I have gotten a few for about $50-$60

Classic, long lasting and good quality - for sure a staple in my wardrobe. 

(I use to just buy cheaper bandage skirts from Forever 21 and similar stores but I could only wear them once or twice before they shrunk, the waist band twisted or they got pill-y - so I bit the bullet and started to invest. It's been so worth it since I wear these for everything from a night out to business meetings (they do have different lengths - I have a few longer ones as well.)) 


Lastly these shoes again! 

They are a total staple for me in the spring and summer. 
Easy to walk in, interesting to look at and they go with so much!

For an outfit like this I really love the look of bold strappy sandals. I think it just balances everything out. 

And the cherry on top - white polish on the toes. I AM LOVING this trend! 
It instantly gives your toes/legs a tan and just looks so clean. 

Here I am wearing Essie - 'Blanc' on my toes.

For my nails I have on OPI - 'My Boyfriend Scales Walls' - I prefer this on my hands because it's more of a grey/blue white vs. a stark white which I don't think looks very good on fingers. True white kind of gives a fake/white out look and if you wear inexpensive black clothing (F21/H&M) it stains them : ( That doesn't happen with this polish and from a distance it pretty much appears white so you get the look without any of the issues.)

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Hope you guys enjoyed this post/outfit! It is one of my favorites so far! So sexy and feminine : ) (If I wear it again I'll try and snap some pics with my DSLR vs. my iPhone - I been in Vegas the past few days so this is all I was able to get.) 

Thanks again for reading, following, commenting and supporting. 
I truly appreciate it! My blog has become a new passion for me and I'm having a LOT of fun with it! 

Keep checking back! I should have a new post soon : )

Love,
Holly

Friday, March 15, 2013

[Fashion] Big Cats + Black Fringe



Bag: 
( Mini MAC also Available - Here)

Shoes:
 Hendrick Brun Sharae (Here)- Sold Out
(These and These would look good as well)

Black Fringe Skirt: 
Forever 21 (Here)

Tiger Tank: 
Brandy Melville (Here)
(Similar style HERE)

(Here)
(I LOVEEE this bracelet!) 




Just a quick snapshot of my Outfit the other day/night. 

We basically just went to get Ramen with my brother and caught a movie later on. 
(OZ the Great and Powerful) 

It is been so nice and warm this week I have been busting out all my new warm weather tops and bottoms! Today I went for all black (I don't know - I've been into it lately).

The Details: 

The top is a cut off tank from Brandy Melville (I'm wearing a simple black bandeau underneath) that I tied in the back to give me a little more shape. It's a pretty loose fitting top so I couldn't really just leave it as is for this outfit - Any shape would be lost with the relaxed fit and black on black.   
I have been really into these cut tanks lately. I just wear a bandeau underneath and we are good to go. Comfortable as well as a little tough/vintage looking. 
(The "I don't care I'll wear ripped, aged items (that I really bought brand new, mass produced and spent over $20 on even though I could make this at home for like $3 -___-") man I wish I was more crafty). The top is one size fits all for reference. 


You all know I am definitely a cat lover so any way I can work them into my wardrobe I'm going to go for it! (Although it does seem like the bigger cat varieties are a little more socially acceptable lol. No weird looks with a tiger or cheetah but a sleeping house cat tee and you suddenly become "THAT girl" lol.) 


Another new piece that I added to my wardrobe a couple weeks ago is this Fringe Skirt from Forever 21 - I love it! So fun and a great way to add texture and interest to your outfit without being overly flashy. I have been wearing this so often lately - typically with vintage looking tees/tanks - sometimes paired with a cropped denim vest. It's definitely a different style for me but I have been having a lot of fun playing around with these types of looks. (Wearing a size Medium for reference.) 

The shoes you have seen last year if you are a follower of my YouTube videos. They were on super sale and I loved them so much I have two pairs! I like how bold they are - I love wearing black shoes if I am wearing a black skirt or shorts and usually if there is a thicker strap detail they look even better. These are also pretty low which is great for comfort. I can walk around in these all day without an issue. The look of a heel with the comfort of a small wedge. 

For my bag I am wearing the Rebecca Minkoff 5 Zip Mini - Black with Gold Hardware - I have gotten sooo much use out of this bag! The 5 Zip Mini is my favorite from Rebecca Minkoff and it surprisingly holds everything I need! (I recently did a "What's In my Bag" Video featuring this purse so feel free to check it out if you are interested.)




Lastly one of my FAVORITE new purchases - this Lion Chain bracelet. O-M-G 
I just think this is such a cool twist on a fashion favorite (chain bracelets) and it goes with pretty much everything I wear. 
I LOVE IT.
It's a nice, heavy weight and looks kind of vintage to me. Surprisingly nice quality for the price. Great to pair or wear alone. (It is a little big on me but if you clip it to the actual chain links vs. the extender you should be fine. You can always take off a few links if you have some heavy duty pliers.) 
OBSESSED.  

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Thanks so much for reading! I hope you all enjoyed this post! I'm so happy to be doing fashion posts on here finally : ) Sorry for the iPhone photos today - I didn't have time to take my DSLR outside, etc. 

(I'm also writing this in between working on a new video that will hopefully be up soon   : ) I know it's been a while!)

Talk to you hopefully tomorrow!

Love,
Holly


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

[Fashion] Pretty Printed - Brights and Black Leather




Bag:

Shoes:

Elastic Waist Faux Leather Shorts:
Zara (Similar Here)

Printed Top: 







I've been going pretty minimal (for me) on the accessories lately. I just haven't been wanting to deal with the added weight and noise of an arm party and what not. Today I just went with earrings from House of Harlow - I had others that played up the more tropical aspects of this top but chose to keep it simple with the black leather accents because I felt like a brighter color would still look okay - nice for pictures but kind of too much for regular life. (Sometimes when I get too matchy matchy with large accessories I feel like the Chiquita Banana lady lol.)


My top is from the Prabal Gurung for Target collection, the only thing I purchased from the line. (BTW this top is SUPER itchy to me on top around the neck. H&M had a similarly cut top last year and it was way more comfortable! Also I am wearing an XS for reference) I was definitely tardy to the party on this one (and typically any special release collection lol) but I'm okay with it. The only things I would have wanted to scoop up were the SHOESSS - of course. Butttttttttt I was afraid the quality might not be that great and there was nothing I saw that was so different where I couldn't find it in another brand. : \ (lol #tryingtobeokaywithnotgettingtheshoes) 


Which brings me to my, often favorite part, THE SHOES! I purchased these from Zara a few days ago and I love them! They are currently sold out online because I believe they have been out for a while but luckily my local Zara usually has a 37 in stock randomly. They are decently comfortable for what they are but not really something I would consider a walking long distances shoe. It was fine for me out and about to brunch and what not though. (Today was my first day wearing them) I love the look! Classic, simple and sexy. 


The faux leather shorts with elastic waist are also from Zara and were under $40. I couldn't find them on the website but I purchased them a couple days ago so they should still be in stores : ) I love the elastic waist and pocket detail! Although these can add a little bulk to the look they are super comfortable and just kind of cool : ) They are also a looser fit and come down a little longer in the back so although they look short I dont feel like my butt is falling out of the back or anything. (I purchased a size M for reference.) 


Lastly I am wearing the same Alexander Wang Rocco handbag again so sorry if you are sick of seeing it - just went so perfectly with this outfit I couldn't resist! I love both the Rocco and Rockie (this is the one I have - HERE) for those of you wondering how I feel about the bags. (I've been getting a lot of questions on it.) As far as the weight I don't have a problem with it personally. If you watch my "What's in my Bag" Video you'll see that I don't typically carry too much but I would say this is not an every day bag for those heavy packers out there! 

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Woot woooooot! Two outfit posts in a row : ) 
I'm excited! Can't wait till Steve has time to help me take some real pictures of my outfits (at this point I am still relying on screen grabs from video footage -__-) but hopefully you guys are still enjoying the posts none the less.

Thanks so much for reading! 

Talk to you soon,
Holly