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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Dress.

Swore I wouldn't do post on the Royal Wedding, but I'm completely obsessed with this picture. It is the perfect most amazing dress shot. I love how this photographer captured a moment between Kate & her sister before walking down the aisle to get married. I hope when I get married there is a photo as special as this. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! While I didn't wake up at 4am to watch everything. I started watching at around 8 & caught the end & the most important part - THE KISS!!

Thought Kate looked beautiful! Everything the dress, the hair, the makeup...PERFECT. & I absolutely LOVE that her maid of honor wore white. So untraditional, yet so perfect. 

Love weddings! What did you think? Did you get up to watch it?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Platform LOVE

HOLY PLATFORMS. Steve Madden just stole my heart & all the money in my bank account. I want almost every platform on the website!! Here are some of my favorites. I knew I was obsessed with leopard print -thats a given- but I didn't know I'd be so into floral print shoes!!! Clearly another obsession...like I need anymore...

 WILDD
 WESTII - these would go perfect with my leopard print pedi...overboard much?? lol
MAXINNEE - love this chunky heel!!!
CYNTHEA

Road Trip --> Philly

 Whats up bitches...its been a hot disgusting mess here in NY for the past 3 days & my hair is not appreciating it. Escaping to Philly this weekend (a whole 2 hours away lmao!!) to visit my friend Christine that just moved there to start nursing school!!

Super excited. I've visited Philly a few times for school trips and such but never really got to explore. From what I've seen I love! Can't wait to eat some Philly Cheese Steak minus the Cheese (I'm lactose intolerant =( ) so I guess just some Philly Steak lol!! Wonder what's better...Pat's or Geno's?

Have you ever been to Philly before?? What should we go visit while we're there??
 LOVE this LOVE fountain! LMAO The other day Christine sent me pictures of when they turned the water PINK...Super cool. Can't wait to post pics of everything we do!

On another note...SUPER SUPER SUPER obsessed with mark.'s New Stacked Up Sandals!! So cute & trendy & comfortable!! Pick yours up @ http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com & Don't forget to use code: MARKFS30 at checkout for FREE Shipping! Definitely bringing these to Philly with me!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Indigo Girl

 Currently eating leftover homemade Strawberry Shortcake (just call me Betty Crocker), giving myself a leopard pedicure & crossing my fingers that the self tanner I put on my legs "tans" me before I have to work IN SHORTS tomorrow night. 

On a worse note my upper back/tan is KILLING me!!! I think I pulled something in dance class last night & I feel like I'm crippled. UGH but as I lay on my death bed I am loving the new show on NBC "The Voice" I'm the last person to watch singing shows (American Idol, X Factor...) which it funny considering I was a Music Business major in College, but I'm loving the fact that the judges can't see the singers. I don't know if I'll keep watching it after the "blind" round but I'm liking this first episode.

Hope you enjoyed that rambling insight into my life...
I've been super obsessed with lining the inner V & waterline of my eyes with white liner lately, but since I was doing a blue & green shadow I thought it would be super cool to line the outer part of my water line in blue & inner in white. Kinda LOVE it. What about you??
Primed for Perfection Face Primer, Face Xpert Foundation in Nude, Save the Day in Ivory/Nude, Powder Buff in Buff, Good Glowing Blush in Love Rush, iMark in Biscotti, Dragonfly & Ocean Drive, No Place to Run in White On & Indigo Girl, Scandalash in Blacklash, LipClick in Sweetie Pie


 My eyebrows are a disaster. What is going on with me...geez!
PS: I dyed my hair ULTRA Blonde this weekend & an OBSESSED with it! I haven't been this blonde in a long time & it feels GOOD lol

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter!!

This year I'm celebrating with the most festive nails I could think of!!! They kinda remind me of Easter eggs...right? Either way I LOVE them!!

I think I finally got this whole scotch tape mani down. Especially since my Seche Vite (the most amazing fast dry top coat at the face of the Earth) finally came in the mail from Amazon. It made doing this manicure SUPER simple! I lot of tape was used but it was well worth it!!

I also ordered the Mini OPI Shrek Collection Polishes after I became infatuated with "What's with the Cattitude" a few weeks ago at the nail salon! This mani partly came about because I couldn't decide which colors I wanted to do first...so I thought "Why not do them all?!?"

You know I had to show off my super indestructible PINK iPhone case!
I have a serious dropping phones issue...hopefully this "indestructible" rubber case will keep my phone in my hand!
Do you celebrate Easter? What are you doing today?? 
I'm spending the day home with my family. I'm looking forward to not changing out of my pajamas & eating multiple Coconut Macaroons & many slices of Pineapple UpSideDown Cake...both of which I baked yesterday!!! ::Patting myself on the back::
 (l to r) Confetti in "Wedding White" OPI Shrek Collection in "Fiercely Fiona","Who The Shrek Are You", "Whats With The Cattitude", "Rumples Wiggin"
If you're wondering why the white is there - I put one coat of white on before I started the colors so that the colors came out true to the bottle! An awesome trick I just learned!

The mark. "Its the Long Story Dress" from my last post is NOW AVAILABLE @ http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com ~ This dress is a SUPER HOT item right now!! Pick yours up ASAP!
Don't forget to use code: MARKFS30 for FREE SHIPPING

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bonita Pink

Don't mind my dirty hair braid or my Miley Cyrus tie-dyed concert t-shirt, you know you're jealous!
This is hands down the most boring week at work. Tons of offices are off and business is just slow. I'm currently sitting at my desk painting my nails, listening to z100, stalking on Facebook & finally catching up on all my Bloglovin' posts!

On a more exciting note I FINALLY GOT RID OF MY CRACKBERRY & crossed over the dark side. I am a new and completely inexperienced iPhone user. I still can't type that well & I'm absolutely not used to this auto-correct crap...last night in a text it auto-corrected LOL to LOLLIPOP...wtf?? lol lollipop

If you have an iPhone give me some super cool apps to download. I'm probably most excited about being able to play Scrabble on my own phone (LOSER) I would always steal my sister's iPhone & play until her battery died. & now I can finally jump on the Words with Friends bandwagon. LOVE IT! Word games all day long.

mark. has a ton of new products coming out this Friday!!! The Ibiza Sol Summer Collection is filled with super colorful cosmetics that I am obsessed with! I am wearing one of the new Ibiza Sol Marbelized Eye Shadow Sticks & Marbelized Lip Glosses here! I highly recommend these new Marbelized Products!!! They are limited edition so make sure to get your hands on them before they are gone!

Face Xpert in Nude, Powder Buff in Buff, Bronze Pro in Pro Glow, Good Riddance Concealer in Fair/Light, Please Hold Eye Primer, It Kit Trend Color Compact Eyeshadows White Hot, Violet Femme & Vampette, What a Line Eyeliner in Twilight, Ibiza Sol Marbelized Eye Shadow Stick in Island Nights, Scandalash Mascara in Blacklash, Ibiza Sol Marbelized Lip Gloss in Bonita Pink
Another new AMAZING Product that debuts on Friday
mark.'s Its a Long Story Dress
Sorry I don't have a photographer boyfriend to take outfit shots of me...HAAA. You can laugh its ok!! But I just wanted to show you guys this dress. It is the first maxi dress that I actually like on me!! & I've seen girls from a size Small to an XXLarge in this dress & EVERYONE looks good!! It must be magic! Its brand new from mark. It isn't even available for purchase for customers yet & its already sold over $1 million!!! You can pick yours up starting Friday & believe me get yours quick before its sold out!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sixteen Candles

As I wrote the title to this post I was singing the song "Sixteen Candles" now as I sit here at work and revise it  I have the song stuck in my head. Not good when you have a song stuck in your head and only know 2 words to it.

So I had a little fun last weekend and did the makeup for my cousin's best friend for her Sweet 16!! I remember my Sweet 16...it was many moons ago...and my makeup looked no where near this good! ::Mentally giving myself a pat on the back:: LOL Both of them look AMAZINGGGG!!!! 

I knew I wanted to do a smoky look for both of them because they are black eyeliner-aholics!! The Sweet 16 was at a NIGHTCLUB (super cool...mine was at a golf course!) so I definitely could get away with doing a little darker eye with lashes. But ultimately I wanted the girls to look awesome & fun while still looking 16! Marissa was wearing leopard so I wanted to do mostly brown & black on her eyes & G was wearing black so I pretty much had full reign on whatever crazy color I wanted to put on her!! 

I'm going to do my cousin's makeup when she goes to prom in May, super excited!! Already have the look I'm going for in mind, she has no say in the matter lol! 

Get the Look: BIRTHDAY GIRL Marisa!!
Please Hold Eye Primer in Light/Medium, iMarks in Biscotti, Latte, Gioia, Tiki & Corset, What a Line in Wee Hours, No Place to Run in Jetset, Scandalash in Blacklash

Get the Look: Gianna
Please Hold Eye Primer in Light/Medium, iMarks in Biscotti, Latte, Lovestruck, Plum Velvet Piccadilly & Lotus, What a Line in Twilight, No Place to Run in Jet Set, Scandalash in Blacklash

And they were on their way....
I told them to make sure they take tons of pictures, especially of their makeup through out the night....and this is what I get! lmao LOVE IT!!! They looked amazinngggggg!!!! I want to be 16 again!!

You can pick up the makeup for both of their looks HERE--> http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com

Sunday, April 17, 2011

GIVEAWAY WINNER

CONGRATS AMBER!!! I will be emailing you shortly & your brand new mark. Superflip Compact will be in your hands in no time!!!

If you want to get your hands on a mark. SuperFlip of your own I'm giving them away for FREE with every purchase made at my eBoutique this week!!


This Compact is AMAZING!!! 9 Eyeshadows + 9 Lip Colors + a mirror in ONE compact!! Perfect for travel, your purse or home! It has everything you need!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

How to Wear Bronzer if You have Fair Skin

I used to be completely tanoxeric (See Photo Below) I worked in a tanning salon for 2 years & I no joke would go tanning every single day, then proceed to look in the mirror and say "OMG I'm so pale." I could have been a Jersey Shore cast member I had serious issues. I've fully embraced my paleness and haven't gone tanning since I stopped working at one, and now I look back at pictures and think "WOW how the hell did I think I was pale." Thank God I used to tan for FREE because who knows how much it would've cost me if I had to pay for it! Plus I'm glad I got all the tanning out of my system because now I know I'll never step foot in a tanning bed again! CRAZY
The reason for me doing this post is I got a request for a FB Fan to do a tutorial on how to wear mark.'s Glowdacious Illuminating Powder when you are fair skinned. Glowdacious is an amazing products because its not your average bronzer, its a highlighter also that leaves your skin shimmery & bright! No matter what color skin you have this powder is super flattering, its all in the way its applied!! 

I love to use a fluffy brush so that I can apply it lightly & add more as needed. Currently I'm using mark.'s Angled Contour Face Brush, I think something like a Kabuki Brush isn't the best for this product, especially when your fair skinned, because you will get too much product on your face & not be able to blend it! I also think that using a bright blush along with Glowdacious really gives your skin a bright fresh look!!

Get The Look:

  • Apply Calm & Composed Moisturizer to face & neck. Let sit for about 5 minutes
  • Apply Primed for Perfection Primer to entire face
  • Use mark.'s Foundation Brush to apply Face Xpert in the color that compliments your skin (I used Nude)
  • Cover up any blemishes and under eye circles with Good Riddance Hook Up Concealer in complimentary color (I used Fair/Light)
  • Apply Powder Buff Foundation in complimentary color (I used Buff) to entire face using mark.'s Powder Brush 
  • Apply Please Hold Eye Primer to entire eyelid
  • Apply iMark in Biscotti from last line to brow using mark.'s Eyeshadow Brush. Concentrate on inner corner of eye.
  • Apply iMark in Minx on lid from center of eye to the outer corner using mark.'s Eyeshadow Brush
  • Apply iMark in Corset to crease & outer corner using mark.'s Blending Brush. Lightly line upper & lower lashes with Corset using mark.'s Eye Liner Brush.
  • Apply 2 coats of Scandalash Mascara in Blacklash to upper & lower lashes
  • Using mark.'s Angled Contour Face Brush apply Glowdacious in Shimmied Up to your cheekbones
  • Using mark.'s Angled Contour Face Brush apply Good Glowing Mosaic Blush in Love Rush to the apples of your cheeks
  • Apply Totally Balmed Lip Balm in Totally Sweet to your lips

This look is all about blending. Its super important to blend your eye makeup & face makeup so there are no visible lines!!

Super Tan Me ---> Super Pale Me
Always Super Blonde Me! 
(don't mind my boobs in your face lmao)

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