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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Closet Confessions: 30 Day Shoe Challenge DAY 5

Day 5: mark. Stacked Up Sandals
Livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge Day 5
Livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge Day 5
Livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge Day 5
Like my ALDO wedges from the previous post I love all the wedges that came out this Summer with a stripe of color through the wedge! So cute! These are another favorite...everyone needs a pair of black wedges. Just like nude they can go with anything! And like always these are super comfy!
Livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge Day 5
Dress: Forever 21, Bracelet: Alison's Bracelet PLL, Ring: mark., Shoes: mark.


It was a little chilly...and by chilly I mean 75 degrees...the other day & I was headed to the air conditioned mall so I threw on this long sleeved Forever 21 dress. Plaid is always in style and this dress easily transitions from Summer to Fall to Winter with some tights and boots. Love layering a jean jacket over it too in the cooler months!
Livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge Day 5
Livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge Day 5
Livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge Day 5
I'd like to introduce you to my messy hair....this is usually without fail what my hair looks like by the end of the day!
Livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge Day 5
I don't know WHY I didn't show you guys this bracelet sooner!!!!! This is my Official Pretty Little Liars Alison Bracelet...are you a fan of the show?? Yes I know I'm 23 but I'm addicted!!! When I stumbled upon the official site for the Pretty Little Liars bracelets I knew I had to have one. So for my sister's birthday I ordered them!! I got them in the original colors (purple with white writing) but you can customize them with any color you want! Each bracelet is hand made with thousands of Japanese Glass Beads so it will take between 5 and 10 weeks for you to receive yours! Ours came in 6 weeks and it was so worth it. I wear mine ALL the time!!! If you are interested in getting a bracelet of your own check out Alison's site HERE.

Collide-O-Scope

Its been a while since I did a nail post with Sally Hansen Nail Strips! I needed something bright and fun to end the Summer with. I had this package of Collide-O-Scope strips in my room and wondered why I hadn't used them yet...so I put them on my nails...and toes!!! I seriously love them...they remind me of paint splatter. What do you guys think??
Livingaftermidnite - Collide o Scope
Livingaftermidnite - Collide o Scope
Livingaftermidnite - Collide o Scope
Livingaftermidnite - Collide o Scope
Livingaftermidnite - Collide o Scope

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

DIY Weekend!!

It was certainly a DIY weekend here in New York. I stocked up with cookies, chips, magazines and lots of bracelet supplies. & let me tell you thank God I did. We didn't lose power from the hurricane, but we did lose cable & internet!! You don't realize how much you rely on the internet for the simplest things until its gone...even the internet on my phone wasn't working too well.

But I guess things happen for a reason because LOOK how productive I was!!! I went on a DIY bracelet CRAZE and made a bagillion bracelets. DIY Arm Parties for everyone!!!!
Livingaftermidnite - Friendship Bracelets
Livingaftermidnite - Friendship Bracelets
Livingaftermidnite - Friendship Bracelets
Livingaftermidnite - Friendship Bracelets
Livingaftermidnite - Friendship Bracelets
I got most of the ideas from Honestly...WTF the best DIY blog ever! If you don't read it you NEED to! and I got the lanyard bracelet idea from Noir Jewelry. I saw the bracelets on their site and thought who the hell would pay $25 for a spiral lanyard bracelet!! AKA time to break out the camp skills (btw I totally didn't remember how to do this spiral stitch so I just looked it up on YouTube!)
image via Noir Jewelry

I know I can't have been the only one that got a little creative during the storm! Did you get hit by Irene??

Monday, August 29, 2011

VMAs 2011 THE CLOTHES!

 Finally got my Internet BACK after the Hurricane!!!! I've seriously been itching all day to make this post!

OK so I'm going to spare you with a play by play of what happened on the VMAs last night because number 1 you watched it or number 2 you follow me on Twitter and got an earful!! But...I am going to tell you who made it on my Best Dressed List!!!
BEYONCE DUH! She better be on every single person's Best Dressed in this orange Lanvin one shouldered gown - one word - AMAZING! Plus the earrings, the cocktail ring and that giant cuff on her wrist - so perfect! Plus the best accessory - her new baby bump! Congrats to her and Jay-Z!
 And then there was the performance outfit. If you didn't believe that menswear was in for Fall you better start believing! Beyonce looks super hot in the sparkly purple tuxedo jacket! What set it off for me was her giant black glitter hoop earrings. I swear I was staring at them the whole performance.
 Katy Perry seriously changed like 4 times during the VMAs and she didn't even perform!!! When you can't decide on one outfit - you wear them ALL! This Tom Ford purple see through lace dress was to die for - loving the turtle neck collar & the satin belt!!! & her lavender hair!!! I'm itching to revisit my high school days and dye my hair a fun color!
Miley Miley Miley - she can seriously do no wrong in my book. This long sleeved Robert Cavalli gown is just so chic. The fun print definitely makes it and makes it appropriate for the night! Love that she chose to wear her hair up too. She has wild woman hair like me so I do love it, but a sleek bun definitely suited this look.
 Zoe Saldana looked super hot as always in this black mini! What did it for me were her patterned shoes & her bracelets! You know me - always looking for accessories!
& last but not least someone you might not recognize - Lisa from The Veronicas! I couldn't find a photo of her on the red carpet but when I saw this outfit I nearly died! She seriously just takes lace to another level. This outfit is so hot and so rock & roll but with her super clean makeup and ultra shiny hair she looks AMAZING!!!

Fun Fact: I was actually a Music Business Major in College and I thought I'd be working in the music industry after graduation but after 2 years of working I realized it just wasn't for me, but my love for music hasn't gone anywhere!!!

To hear my RANT & RAVE about the VMAs Check out my Twitter feed HERE.
To see my Best Dressed picks from Last Year's VMAs Click HERE.

mark. Make-up Monday: Rock Steady

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Last week Birchbox posted an awesome Fall trend look on Facebook & of course I immediately needed to recreate it! I never thought I'd love the look of nude lids and lots of color in the crease but I'm obsessed!! I made sure my lids were a really matte bare color and my crease & under eye were a metallic bright color! Plus lots of mascara like always! Once again using mark.'s new iMark Metallic Eyeshadows! Seriously amazing colors & coverage! The look possibilities are endless!

Have you tried this look yet? I didn't realize how wearable it was. This is definitely a night look but a variation of this could absolutely be worn during the day with a more muted color in the crease.
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As always mark. Monday posts created using ONLY mark.girl products!
You can pick any of them up @ http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com


  1. Start by prepping entire face with Matte Chance Mattifying Lotion along with Get Defensive SPF 15 Eye Cream around eyes.
  2. Apply Min-A-Real Foundation (in Honey) with Foundation Brush to entire face to even out skin tone. Cover blemishes and under eye circles with Conceal for Real Hook Up Concealer (in Light/Medium).
  3. Dust Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder (in Honey/Golden) on entire face & neck. UsingBlush + Bronzer Brush contour face with Pro Bronze in Pro Golden, apply to cheekbones, forehead & nose (wherever the sun would naturally hit)
  4. Prime eyelids with Please Hold Eye Primer. Apply iMark Metallic in Jazzy heavily to crease and under lower lashes. Apply iMark Metallic in Lava over Jazzy. Apply iMark Eyeshadow in Lotus just above Jazzy on brow bone. Use Touch & Glow Shimmer Cubes as a highlighter under brow bone, in inner corner of eye and just below eye high on the cheekbone. Heavily apply iMark Eyeshadow in Latte to entire lid.
  5. Thinly line upper lashes with No Place to Run in Jet Set & lightly smudge before it sets. Curl lashes with Make Me Lash Eyelash Curler & finish with 2 coats in Lash All You Want in Black on upper and lower lashes.
  6. Finish with Pro Gloss Lip Plumping Gloss in Sexy on lips!
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Loving these earrings! Just picked them up and love how they look with my hair up! The smokey gray stones makes them look a lot more expensive then they really are! ((btw they're only $16!!)) Super adorable along with all the other jewelry mark. is releasing this Fall!
For more details on any of these products or to purchase them head over to my eBoutique.
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Closet Confessions: 30 Day Shoe Challenge DAY 4

Day 4: ALDO Ellingwood Wedges in Blue
Livingaftermidnite - 30 Day Shoe Challenge Day 4
Livingaftermidnite - 30 Day Shoe Challenge Day 4
Livingaftermidnite - 30 Day Shoe Challenge Day 4
This is the second appearance these ALDO wedges have made on my blog (check out the first HERE). The blue color is surprising versatile & I've gotten a lot of use out of them this Summer, my favorite part is the stripe of blue on the bottom of the wedge! They also come in Yellow, Nude & Red. I love all the colors so much that when I first bought them I actually went back to the store twice before I decided which ones were coming home with me! And like Yesterday's Steve Madden Wedges...these are ON SALE! Get this color or one of the other colors for only $54.98 HERE.

I wore this outfit out for early drinks before Hurricane Irene hit so it was hot and humid and disgusting!! AKA shorts and tanks or in this case a jumpsuit!
Livingaftermidnite - 30 Day Shoe Challenge Day 4
Jumpsuit: Forever 21, Ring: mark., Bracelets: Forever 21 & Juicy Couture, Bag: mark., Shoes: ALDO
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AHH just started using this new mark. Get a Handle on It Bag!!! It comes out September 9th & its seriously perfect!!!! I played up this jumper with this "tough" bag & a little bit of spiked jewelry!
Livingaftermidnite - 30 Day Shoe Challenge Day 4
Livingaftermidnite - 30 Day Shoe Challenge Day 4
While you're reading this I probably will be without power sitting in my house eating cookies, reading magazines and makings lots of DIY jewelry!! Ugh a Hurricane & an Earthquake in the same week! What the hell is going on New York??

Check out more of my 30 Day Shoe Challenge Posts!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Closet Confessions: 30 Day Shoe Challenge DAY 3

Day 3: Steve Madden Fantasik Wedges in Khaki
Livingaftermidnite - 30 Day Shoe Challenge Day 3
Livingaftermidnite - 30 Day Shoe Challenge Day 3
Livingaftermidnite - 30 Day Shoe Challenge Day 3
Livingaftermidnite - 30 Day Shoe Challenge Day 3
Sorry guys, no outfit pictures with these shoes because I wore them with my uniform for my second job and it really isn't exciting or worth photographing. But to make it up to you I just checked the Steve Madden website and these wedges are actually on sale for $29.95! Can you believe that?? I bought them on sale in the beginning of the Summer but I paid much more that $29.95!! Heres the link directly to these babies if you guys are interested! They are super comfy & literally can be worn with anything! Michael Kors & Stuart Weitzman make similar styles. I know its hard to buy sandals at the end of the Summer but these will definitely not go out of style so they are definitely worth it!

Check out more of my 30 Day Shoe Challenge Posts!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Closet Confessions: 30 Day Shoe Challenge DAY 2

Day 2: Steve Madden Wicked in Leopard
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livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge day 2
I seriously just LOVE these shoes. They are extremely comfortable and so eye catching. Girls literally stop me when I'm wearing them to compliment me and ask me where I got them. I knew I needed a pair of leopard wedges the second I saw the Giuseppe Zanotti ones, but considering I didn't have a spare $1200 lying around I was on the hunt for a cheaper alternative! So happy that I found these babies at Steve Madden! They now make this style wedge in a ton of different colors & patterns...sequin, black and my ultimate favorite & possibly my next purchase - snake skin!
livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge day 2
Shirt: ASOS, Jeans: Gap, Necklace & Ring: mark., Bracelet: Forever 21, Shoes: Steve Madden
livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge day 2
livingaftermidnite - Shoe Challenge day 2
I wore this outfit out to dinner for a friend's birthday. Don't you love my "Cape" Shirt! I felt very Man Repeller in it & just had to do a pose she would be proud of.

Check out more of my 30 Day Shoe Challenge Posts!

Industrial Steely Plum

Livingaftermidnite - Steely Plum & Industrial
I have been seriously loving the mini nail polishes mark. has been releasing every few months! Not only are the shades adorable but you get 2 polishes for the price of 1 regular sized bottle of polish! Plus lets think about it...who EVER uses an entire bottle of nail polish?? Honestly in my whole 23 years I think I've maybe finished one bottle!

I just wanted to have a little bit of fun with this mani while trying both colors...obviously because I couldn't decide which one to use first! I apologize for the messiness, I didn't realize how bad it looked until I saw the pictures! The polish is seriously great though. I only used 2 coats of each color and they are very opaque!

I already know these colors are going to be used a LOT this Fall!! I can't wait to do a pedi with Industrial, the light gray color! What do you guys think of the new mark. polishes? Do you like the idea of buying 2 mini polishes for the price of 1 regular priced bottle?
Livingaftermidnite - Steely Plum & Industrial
Livingaftermidnite - Steely Plum & Industrial
Livingaftermidnite - Steely Plum & Industrial
Livingaftermidnite - Steely Plum & Industrial
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Magalog 9 reviews 7
mark. Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquer in Industrial & Steely Plum
Pick up both for ONLY $7!

For more details on any mark. products or to purchase them head over to my eBoutique.
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
Don't forget to register on the top right corner before you shop!
International Customers email me! jacquelyngiardina@yahoo.com


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