Happy Wednesday Loves! What a week…in addition to a crazy amount of press appointments I decided to venture out and take bar tending classes…you know so I can finally be the life of the party 😉 haha kidding…but really…I’m scared, nervous and also a tad bit excited! Here’s to hoping I don’t make some horribly tasting cocktails! But besides this new little venture today I want to share my favorite fall beauty and fashion trends featuring Advanced Mineral Makeup and Ralph Lauren.My friends over at Advanced Mineral Makeup sent me their amazing ‘Luxury Lip Gloss‘ that comes in multiple tints and it is music to my lips. I LOVE this lip gloss because A) It is long lasting and B) Because it feels thicker than a typical gloss but not as heavy as a lip stick…it is the perfect in between! Mascara is always a difficult find…especially one that doesn’t clump and makes your lashes look semi-fake. Well the ‘Luxury Lash Mascara‘ is everything I want and need from a mascara and more! Smudge-proof, light weight and long lasting…now that’s what I’m talking about!While I was testing out these beauty products I got a little distracted by the October issue of Vogue along with the Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 Collection insert issue. I swear everything he creates is just stunning so I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces with you!
Happy Thursday Loves! Time to share my current beauty obsessions with you guys. I am constantly trying new beauty products in search of the ‘end all’ for my skin and makeup routine…I think recently, I just about found it! To start, I am a firm believer that your scent remains in the room well after you exit…what does that mean? Make it memorable, and with Juicy Couture’s new ‘Gold Couture’ fragrance…you are definitely bound to leave a scent that is sensual, sultry and berry berry good (had to make a slight witty line…the perfume has a fabulous hint of wild berries).
My next obsession? Kypris Beauty products. I LOVE the Kypris Beauty Elixir 1…made with 1,000 organic Bulgarian Roses (perfect for Melissa Rose huh? My middle name is Rose…little fun fact), this elixir helps provide the right amount of moisture to aid in perfecting that dewy complexion us ladies are always after! The other fabulous potion I tried? The Antioxidant Dew. It helps rebalance your complexion…something that is well needed after all the pollution this fashionista experiences commuting in and out of NYC! I’ve discovered over the past few months that the key to flawless makeup really is healthy skin. That means using products that help well moisturize your skin all over…that’s why Boots Botanics Deeply Moisturizing Body Lotion and Boots Botanics Deeply Moisturizing Hand Cream are my current goto.
Once you make your skin baby soft, it’s all about fixing up that complexion. Boots No 7 CC Cream and Youthful Eye Serum are great ways to help remove discoloration, under eye bags and to brighten up your skin…making it ready for makeup application.
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the limited edition Sarah Jessica Parker for Nordstrom pop-up shop in Soho! Safe to say this was the highlight of my weekend and pretty much my life, my little sister and I waited on live for 2 hours to meet Carrie Bradshaw herself and check out her exclusive Nordstrom collaboration in person!
So like many other girls out there, I aspire to be Carrie Bradshaw…stylish, independent, writing for Vogue with a killer Manhattan apartment and closet…although that may not be my current reality, something Carrie and I have in common is our love for footwear, which I shared with SJP when I finally got to speak to her and told her about how I work in the footwear industry in Manhattan and how my friends and family call me the modern day ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ (I could only hope 😉 )! I even spotted the legendary Andre Leon Talley while waiting on line to get in…fashion heaven!
Her line for Nordstrom isn’t just shoes, there’s jackets and bags all suiting for the gal on the go who loves to twirl in a tulle skirt or wear a pair of metallic heels with ripped boyfriend jeans…the possibilities are simply endless! I personally purchased the ‘Bobbie‘ in coral which is perfect for spring into summer for work or play. Now don’t get me wrong, while I love the collection, the price tag is a little steep for a fashionista on a budget like myself. Her shoes are being created in Italy by George Malkemus aka Mr. Manolo Blahnik (He is President of the company)! Talk about a winning combination…SJP put Manolo on the map during her ‘Sex and the City‘ days! Does ‘Hello Lover‘ ring a bell? 🙂
Sarah Jessica herself was a total sweet heart. She took photos with my sister and I and even chatted with us for a few minutes…best few minutes of my life! Safe to say Carrie didn’t disappoint and I will continue to dream of being proposed to with satin blue Manolo Blahnik’s in a custom built walk in closet on the penthouse level of an New York City building…I tend to dream big!