I'm just a girl standing in front of a lipstick, asking it to love her.....

Monday, 29 July 2013

Donna's Top Five! My Go-To Lipsticks for Every Occasion.

Happy National Lipstick Day!
I just found out that July 29th is National Lipstick Day and this makes me soooooo happy!  I love the idea of a whole day devoted to lipstick. 
Not gloss, not balm. Good old fashioned lipstick!
I love the feel of a lipstick. I love the way it looks, the way it glides on the lips. I love the sense of glamour and how it seems like I'm complete once its on!  
Just the act of putting it on feels sexy and Old-Hollywood to me!
Here are my Fave Five lipsticks. (In no particular order)

1- Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivids in Shocking Coral. A pretty pink toned coral That's fun to wear. I did a post on this one not too long ago!  Worth a revisit!
2- Lancôme Colour Design in Desert Bloom. This rosey shade is a great neutral for days when you want a soft lip, but not a nude, especially if you have a good amount of pigment in your lips like I do. 
3- Avon Anew Youth Awakening Lipstick in Bordeaux. A gorgeous creamy burgundy. Gives a great fullness to the look of the lip. 
4- Lancôme Colour Design in Red Stiletto. Everybody needs a great red, and this one more than fits the bill!  It's a blue toned shade that works with most skin tones. Elegant beyond belief!
5- Lancôme Colour Fever in Fuschia Fever. This magenta is an attention getter!  
What are your fave lippies?

Donna Xoxo

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine. So Worth the Price, and Possible Divorce.

Have you tried Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick yet?
One from the summer collection followed me home a few days ago, (I swear it wasn't my idea Ray!  Please don't divorce me.) and let me tell you, this is like heaven in a tube!
When Chanel formulated the Rouge Coco line, they added what they call the Hydratender Complex which gives a soft, hydrating quality to the lipsticks. The Rouge Coco Shine is slightly more sheer than its counterpart, with a balmy texture.   They say it has a "melt-away" feel, and that's exactly how this felt going on!  The texture was incredibly smooth while being shiny, not slippery. 
The colour, as I mentioned above, is 467 Pygmalion from the Summer Collection. They are slightly more pigmented than the regular collection, but still have that great transparency. The shade is a warm coral-pink, which could easily be layered over a deep red liner in the cooler months. The price was $39.99. 
I'm becoming a total coral junkie!  What the hell is that about?
I wore it with a nude lip liner, but that wasn't necessary for touch-ups!  I got about two and a half hours wear out of this, which is what I expected. If I need more wear time, I'll add my Too Faced lip primer and I'll be good to go!
I've been a sucker for Chanel lip products since I was a teenager, and this is exactly why. They really are beautiful, and I always feel so Glamorous bringing out that wonderful black and gold packaging. 
Who cares if I walk with a cane, like I'm Ninety?  I have Chanel on my face, Bitches!

Donna  Xoxo

Friday, 12 July 2013

Costa Blanca, Where Have You Been All My Life?

I don't l know about you Peeps, but I get pretty frustrated when I go shopping. 
Like, I need a drink afterwards because I hate my ass kind of frustrated!
With my age and lifestyle, I want to look like I'm put together without trying too hard. It's a beyotch to find clothing that's stylish, but not overly trendy, with a good price that fits well. 
I'm pretty particular about which stores I choose. I used to look in Costa Blanca when it first opened and got some cute things, but the last few years I've been less than impressed with the product and the prices. Cute if you're eleventeen and 100 pounds. Don't know 'bout you, but those days are ovah!!!
I went into the Costa Blanca in the Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket on a whim, and I was so surprised!  The clothing selection was really diverse, and there was a great range of sizes. They had everything nessecary for an amazing summer wardrobe!  
I spoke to Jessica, the assistant manager, and she mentioned that there is a new buyer in the company which is why the selection has improved and the prices are so great!  

I picked up this snake print tank for $6.99 and I found the necklace below for $2.99. Couldn't believe the fit or the prices!  The staff were quite knowledgeable, and really friendly too!  I was cashed out by Daisy, who was just as cute as her name would suggest!
Costs Blanca is also increasing their presance in social media. They have a super-stylish Instagram (which is running a contest right now!) along with twitter and facebook. The website is worth checking out too, even if its just for the lookbook. 
Have you guys been in Costa Blanca lately?  Love it too?  I want to hear all about it!

Donna  Xoxo

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Style Love: The Find of the Summer!

I was wandering around Old Navy last week when I stumbled across the most adorable little bargain in the shape of a navy and white striped tank dress. 
Being short and, well, curvy is a nice way to put it, I'm always a little hesitant when it comes to stripes. I have always believed the "stripes always make you wider" ish and stayed far away. 
I'm here now to tell you it's all about proportion and fit. 
A few years ago, a friend coaxed me into giving a striped tank a try. 
Loved it!
I felt very Audrey Hepburn. 
Since then, I've tried some hits and some misses. This dress was a big hit!  
The top half hangs really well because of the elasticized waist. It camo'd my freak-show sized boobs beautifully!  
Not an easy feat, btw! 
The drape of the material skims over the bottom half, and doesn't cling anywhere it shouldn't.
 For $15.00! 
I immediately started thinking of how this little sweetheart can be worn into fall and be fabulous!  We all look for transitional pieces, don't we!
Right now, I'm wearing it with a belt, throwing on a great pendant and calling it a day. 
Once fall hits, there are so many possibilities. I can wear it with camel and tan for a cute look, but I'm excited to edge it up a bit!
I've shown it below, with a black leather belt, a shawl collar cardi and a silver and black chunky pendant. Add motorcycle boots, and it's a funky little date outfit!  
Ahhhhh, aren't options wonderful!
Tell me your transitional weather ideas!

Donna xoxo

Monday, 1 July 2013

Nail Polish, Sociopaths and Doggie Love: A Glimpse into My Days

Happy Canada Day Boys and Girls!
I hope it was a great weekend for everyone, and I hope it's a quick recovery too, be it exhaustion or hangover. 
Been there my friends, let me tell ya!
I've been laid up for the last week, so I thought I should check in and give a little snap-shot into how I've been amusing myself!
Don't everyone wet themselves in anticipation all at once!  It's exciting, I know. 
I did a little mani a few days ago. Has anyone tried the new Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses?  I tried the Mint Mojito and I have to say... Love It!  It's a great creamy mint green that is so not wimpy!  The brush is a great width, and the formula doesn't streak. The application on my right hand looked to be streaky when I did it, that being my non-co-operative hand and all, but it dried nice and smooth. 
As for the rest of my week, a lot of Dexter was watched in anticipation of the season premiere last night!  I'm going to be a wreck when this show ends after this season!  We won't talk about that right now. Can't bury James Gandolfini and discuss this in the same week. 
I'm only human after all!
I spent the rest of the week hanging out with my fur baby, Annie. Did I tell you guys that Ray and I have a new doggie?
She naps in the afternoon, likes to lie on the couch and get affection!  She's me in dog form!
I also discovered this week that the Walmart near me has a section of chocolate imported from Scotland!  
Dexter, pretty nails, an Orange Club Biscuit and my Annie. Not a bad week, all things considered. 
I'd love to hear about everyone else's weekend!  Anyone do exciting stuff?

Donna Xoxo

Ps. A quick shout out to my Dad. He would have been 75 today. 
Ray and I'll have a wee scotch in James Hain's honor since we can't have one in his presence. He would have enjoyed my wee family, such as it is!  Xxxx