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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Violet Daze

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Obsessed with the new mark. nail polishes! I'm a sucker for a perfect pale pink polish & this one is perfect! Also obsessed with the new Color Club collection of these giant glitters. They're a bitch to apply and a bitch to take off but totally worth it...don't you agree!?
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mark. Nailed It Lacquer in Violet Daze & Tickled Pink, Color Club Polish in Backstage Pass
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

See and Be Scene

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Ever wonder why I'm always wearing sunglasses in my photos...because this is what I look like when its even the slightest bit sunny and I don't!! I have the most sensitive eyes ever so annoying lol. While I don't "wear my sunglasses at night" I wear them til dusk.

Now onto more important things....MY DRESS. See & Be Scene is right. The pattern is amazing!!!! & Pairing it with a bright necklace & bright tights is making it more of an attention getter than it was before. Its so soft and the material even has a little stretch to it...a fashionista's version of sweatpants. I only got this dress 2 weeks ago and I've already worn it twice (thats saying a lot considering I have enough clothes for 89320348902 people)! Both times completely different ways. Maybe I'll have to do a "Same Dress, Different Outfit" Post soon because this patterned dress is so versatile and I definitely see it becoming one of my heavy rotation pieces.
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Bella says HI! 
She literally followed me around the deck as I was taking these pictures, I couldn't help but include her in a few. She's just so cute!
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Necklace: mark., Dress: mark., Tights: Express (Similar), Shoes: Sam Edelman
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Cali being stubborn. She's usually the attention whore, but she just wasn't having it this day!
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You can pick up this necklace & dress at my eBoutique!! For only $62 you're getting a complete outfit shipped right to your front door for free. What girl doesn't love a good deal?
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com

Monday, February 27, 2012

mark. Makeup Monday: Violet Femme

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Purple & pastels were definitely trending on the catwalk this Season and this is the perfect way to translate it to your makeup! LOVING mark.'s new Violet Femme Collection!! This Spring release got me in the Spring spirit more than the ridiculously nice weather we're having!
Purple is my favorite color to put on my eyes so I was super excited when mark. released 2 new purple iMark shades! Can't wait to experiment more with them. + this All The Highlights Illuminator literally gives the perfect soft glow it promises. Perfect shimmer on your cheeks!
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As always on mark. Monday you can ALL of the products featured here by just clicking on their name!

  1. Start by applying Calm & Composed Moisturizer to entire face & neck. Using the mark. Foundation Brush apply Min-A-Real Cream to Powder Foundation to face. Set foundation by using Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder with a large Powder Brush. Apply All The Highlights Soft Glow Illuminator to cheeks, forehead & nose.
  2. For the eyes start by applying iMark in Mystical to entire lid. Apply Pink Dust to outer section of lid & along lower lash line. Apply Violet Ink to crease and blend! Line waterline with No Place to Run in White On & apply Mini Mark It Stick in Shell to inner corners of eyes. Finish with 2 coats of Lash All You Want Mascara on upper & lower lashes.
  3. Swipe Juicegems High Shine Lipgloss in Juicy Snowpeach to lips.
To browse more products just click Shop Collection on my eBoutique!

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Dying to see my whole outfit?? Check back tomorrow!

For more information on any of the products or to purchase them head over to my eBoutique.
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
FREE SHIPPING on your first order. Use Code: WELCOME

Friday, February 24, 2012

Rebecca Minkoff HEARTS mark.

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ITS HERE ITS HERE ITS HERE ITS HERE!!!!!

If you've been reading my blog for more than a week its pretty obvious that my favorite designer is Rebecca Minkoff...well just about the most amazing thing happened...Rebecca Minkoff collaborated with mark. & gave birth to this beautifully amazingly perfect studded handbag!!!!!! All the elements of an amazing Rebecca Minkoff cross body bag (that can be converted into a clutch) at a price that EVERYONE can afford!!!!

$60

Yes I said $60. This amazing handbag decked out with the most amazing hardware, I'm a sucker for hardware, is only $60.
I can't. I'm seriously so obsessed with this bag its not even funny. I fully expect to see everyone sporting one of these in the next few months!!

This baby is fitting in perfectly with my other 6 Rebecca Minkoff Bags!

Pick up your very own Rebecca Minkoff HEARTS mark. Delight Bag & add it to your collection!
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In the words of Rebecca Minkoff, 
"I wanted to create a perfect classic everyday bag, but with a twist."
Check out the video & hear from Rebecca herself!

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Sunglasses: Target, Blouse: ASOS, Jeans: Gap, Pumps: Jessica Simpson, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff HEARTS mark., Jewelry: Michele (Similar), mark., Forever 21
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Don't you just LOVE when the wind cooperates!
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Pick this Delight Bag up & any other mark. products from my eBoutique!
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
FREE SHIPPING on your order over $30 --> MARKFS30

Thursday, February 23, 2012

mark. Girls Unite Against Childhood Cancer

When I was approached to participate in this Alex's Lemonade Stand mark. Event the first thought that crossed my mind was that I LOVE seeing girls pull together and do something for a great cause. How could I possibly not be a part of this amazing event?

Hundreds of mark. girls all over the country are participating in this Alex's Lemonade Stand Lemon Sugar Event where the proceeds will be donated to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation & you will be doing your part to help the fight against childhood cancer.
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To contribute ALL you have to do is SHOP Lemon Sugar!!!
Every time one of these items is purchased a donation will be made to Alex's Lemonade Stand.

mark. Hand it Over Super Moisture Hand Cream in Lemon Sugar - $1 Donation
mark. Three's a Charm Lemon Sugar 3-in-1 Cleanser - $2 Donation
mark. Get Misty Lemon Sugar Body Mist - $2 Donation
mark. Whipped Up Lemon Sugar Body Butter - $2 Donation

All you have to do is click on one of the above products and it will take you directly to it on my eBoutique.
Use Code: WELCOME to get FREE SHIPPING on your order of any size!
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
Alex's Lemonade Stand
Even if you can't donate at this time I urge you to read about this Foundation and about Alex, the amazing 4 year old founder, that while battling cancer herself wanted to raise money to help other kids battle it too. With the help of others Alex raised more that $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life.

Click here to find out more information on Alex's Lemonade Stand.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Love Letter

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I know I know Valentine's Day is over but these strips aren't necessarily Valentine's themed even though the name of them is Love Letter. I'm so glad Sally Hansen put out a bunch of new designs because I've used pretty much all of the other ones. Definitely applying this one again in the Summer when I have a little bit of a tan, the white will look so good against a tan.
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If you read Monday's mark. Monday post then you know I gave a hint about Friday's post...
well here's a Sneak Peek!!!! Rebecca Minkoff HEARTS mark.
Come back Friday for the reveal! Keeping this a secret is literally torture!
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Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips in Love Letter

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Seeing Spots

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What a surprise...POLKA DOTS!!!!! I showed you this dress on my Trend Resurrection: Polka Dots post & if you really didn't think it was on its way to my house you don't know me that well (guess you need to spend more time reading my blog! lol). I'm such a huge fan of skater style dresses because they look good on everyone! especially pear shaped girls like me. When I saw that they were coming back in style I was so excited...not because I had stopped wearing them at any point in the past few years, but because more retailers would start carrying them!

I always stick to the rule:
Wear what styles fit you well & things you like...not always what's "in style."

If you look close you'll notice the lining of my vest is polka dot & even my purse is technically polka dot! I swear I unintentionally did this!
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This is the first time I'm wearing these Missoni for Target pumps with tights, I've always wore them with pants, but I am loving the elongating illusion they are giving my legs!!! I didn't even really notice it until I saw these pics! Definitely doing that again.
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Sunglasses: Target, Dress: ASOS, Jacket: mark., Fur Vest: Forever 21 (Similar), Tights: Express, Shoes: Missoni for Target, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Necklaces: Forever 21 (Similar), Leaf Ring: mark., Skull Ring: mark., Leather Bracelet: Street Vendor, Orange Bangle: Express (Similar), Hook Bangles: mark., Heart Bracelet: Spike The Punch
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Monday, February 20, 2012

mark. Makeup Monday: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012 Runway Look

mark. Makeup Monday: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012 Runway Look
mark. did it AGAIN nailing the look for the Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012 Fashion Show @ New York Fashion Week! For the Spring 2012 look Mai Quynh, mark. celebrity makeup artist, focused on bright coral lips, so for Fall it was all about eyes! Mai created SIX different looks before Minkoff & her team settled on this Ombre Eyes look. This dewy gradient plum eye complimented the clothing perfectly & it is so wearable!!! Recreating was a MUST for me & I hope for you too!
mark. Makeup Monday: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012 Runway Look
Loved Loved Loved the messy loose hairstyles the models wore on the runway too, it just felt right to attempt to wear my hair similar for these photos. While I don't think this particular hair style is as wearable in everyday life as the makeup, a variation definitely is!!! Messy low side bun with a few pieces pulled out in the front...maybe even with a headband or some awesome hair bling we saw on a few runways!
And the scarf I just had to throw on. I've literally been wearing it with every outfit the past week. It has so many colors it goes with everything & look incredibly perfect with the purples & pinks in this look!
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model photos via Refinery 29
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mark. Makeup Monday: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012 Runway Look
mark. Makeup Monday: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012 Runway Look
mark. Makeup Monday: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012 Runway Look
mark. Makeup Monday: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012 Runway Look
Its a special edition of mark. Monday this week & all the products Mai Quynh used to create the amazing Ombre Eyes look for the Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012 Runway Show are mark. & can be picked up at my eBoutique so you can create this & many more looks at home!
  1. Apply For Goodness Face Moisturizer all over face. Apply Min-A-Real Cream to Powder Foundation to entire face using mark.'s Foundation Brush. Brush Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder with a Powder Brush to matte down t-zone. Dab Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Nude to apples of cheeks to create dimension.
  2. Apply bronze shade of Keep It Going Longwear Shadow & Liner in Surreal to entire lid. Apply shade 6 (right shade in middle row) from On The Dot Neutral Palette over bronze on lids. Then blend iMark in Luvstruck over the shadows on lids and into the crease. Finish eyes by applying 2-3 coats of Lash All You Want Mascara in Black to upper lashes.
  3. Apply Totally Balmed Tinted Lip Balm in Totally Hot to lips.
New additions to mark. Monday...
You can now click on the products and purchase them directly on my eBoutique instead of having to search for them 
& the below collage of all the products used so you can see exactly what you'll need! 
It only takes 9 products to create this runway look!!! 
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mark. Makeup Monday: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012 Runway Look
mark. Makeup Monday: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012 Runway Look
Dying to see more backstage pics from the show check out the album full of them on my Facebook Fan Page!
Check out the mark. Runway look for Rebecca Minkoff's Spring 2012 Look!

For more information on any of the products seen here or any other products check out my eBoutique!
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com


Are you as BIG of a Rebecca Minkoff fan as I am???
Make sure to check out my post on Friday!!
Hint Hint: Rebecca Minkoff HEARTS mark. COLLABORATION!!!
YES I SAID COLLABORATION!! Available for purchase on FRIDAY 2/24

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