Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Collective Haul

Our apologies for all of the haul videos lately.  What can we say, we've had some fun shopping in October!  This video is a little bit of everything we purchased this month...from beauty products to boots to all kinds of fun accessories.  At the end, there's even a little surprise that Mendi received from her husband.  It was featured in this post here (Top 11 Fall 2011 Fashion Trends -- Spicy Tones) & you can check out the boutique here.  Hope you enjoy the randomness!!

Thanks for watching!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sephora Friends and Family Sale...Going on Now!

So by now most of you who live in the US (sorry to all of our international friends) have heard of Sephora's Friends and Family Online Sale.  It's 20% off of your entire purchase and it's going on now through November 2nd.  All you need is your unique discount code to enter at the promo code prompt at checkout.  Please go here for your code.  It will pop up on screen and will also be emailed to you.  Remember that this is a one time use code, so make sure you fill your basket with everything you need!

Now you know that we jumped right on this sale and have already done our shopping, as it did start on October 20th!  We got some great items with our 20% off and even started some holiday shopping!  Here's what we hauled, minus the gifts because we don't want to ruin the surprise...

Mendi's Haul

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm in 01 Lush Coconut

Clinique Take the Day Off To Go
Take the Day Off To Go

Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil To Go (shown is the full size, but Mendi purchased the mini size to give it a try)
MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil

Sephora Collection Ribbon Hair Ties in Jewel Tones

Jayme's Haul

Urban Decay Melt Down Makeup Remover
Melt Down Makeup Remover

Clinique Black Honey Lip Duo
Black Honey Lip Duo

Sephora Collection Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Glitter Violet, Glitter Brown, Glitter Green and Navy Black
Long-Lasting Eye Liner

Sephora by OPI Nail Polish in 212

Have you gotten in on the Friends and Family Online Sale?  What have you hauled?  There are only 4 days left, so happy shopping!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

October ULTA Haul

Items purchased:
Almay Makeup Eraser Sticks
LORAC Porefection Baked Perfecting Powder in Light
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
Philosophy Kiss of Hope Therapeutic Lip Treatment
Philosophy Shower for a Cure Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
Benefit Watt's Up Soft Focus Highlighter for Face
OPI Crown Me Already nail polish
OPI It's My Year nail polish
OPI Meet Me On The Star Ferry nail polish
OPI Base Coat & Top Coat
ULTA Professional Blender Brush
Tarte Emphasize Inner Rim Brightener

We picked up lots of fun stuff at ULTA this month!  Are there any new products that you've found lately?  Let us know.  We'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Man Style...Suit Him Up!

We decided that we didn't want to neglect all of the males that we KNOW read our blog.  HAHA!  Seriously though, we talk about women's fashion and trends, but we rarely mention men's fashion.  And lets be honest, there are so many male celebrities that can dress...and boy do they look good!

Take the suit for example...some men are just made to wear suits.  When we think of someone in the public eye that can not only wear but WEAR a suit it has to be the handsome (and talented) Mr. David Beckham.

We love David's style (like how we call him by his first name like we know him?).  We have all come to know and love him as a man who is not afraid of fashion and who goes for it, whether it's in a suit or in more casual attire.  On the casual side, he pushes the envelope and wears whatever he chooses -- from matching his outfit to Victoria's outfit to scarves and bracelets to sweater vests.  But on the more formal side of dress...what can we say...boyfriend can rock a suit!

This is obviously an older picture, but there's something about the fact that he is a soccer player and wears a uniform on the field, but can switch gears and put on a suit and look so dashing.  From sweaty to suity!  Clean lines and a pop of color with the red tie.  We likey!


We love how David takes something as "boring" as a tuxedo (we say boring because around where we live if you have to wear a tuxedo no one really strays from the classic version and sometimes straying is good in terms of fashion) and adds his own flavor.  Totally blacked out with no tie and unbuttoned...perfection!


And here he is at the ever so formal Royal wedding.  Doesn't he look like a handsome character from an Emily Dickinson novel?  He's classic and dare we say elegant?  And while he is a risk taker with fashion, David kept it very regal for the wedding.  He wasn't going to be on anyone's "Worst Dressed List".

David Beckham (L) and British designer Victoria Beckham

We salute David on his fearlessness when it comes to fashion and his flawlessness when wearing a suit.  Maybe more men should take a page out of his book!

What do you guys think?  Flawless or overdone?  As you can tell we think he is a fine representation of formal menswear.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dillard's 'The Edge Beauty' Haul

I made a trip into my local Dillard's store recently to check out their shoes.  I'm completely obsessed with having new boots for the fall...the sooner, the better.  But, there's one thing that can distract me from shopping for boots...  Makeup.  Shocker, I know.  In the name of the blog (of course) I had to pick up a couple of things.

Have you guys heard of this??

Dillard's has launched a new beauty department within their cosmetics area.  Here's what they have to say about it:
EDGE Beauty, exclusively at Dillard's, is a specialty cosmetics shop right in our store featuring hard-to-find favorites, hot new names, cutting edge treatments and exciting beauty tools that are on everyone's lips! EDGE Beauty promises a unique shopping experience encouraging customers to browse, play, learn and discover the newest products in an engaging, interactive setting.
 Do you have a Dillard's near you??  If so, it's definitely worth checking out.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Love it or Leave it...Violent Lips

We dare ask...would you go violent in the name of beauty??  No, not the kind of violent that's going to end up with you on the 11:00 news.  (We definitely don't want that to happen.)  We're actually referring to a line of temporary lip tattoos now carried at Sephora and Ulta called:

Violent Lips

Have you seen these things??  They're wild.  They come in a variety of colors and patterns, including polka dot, animal print, rainbow and even an American flag if you're feeling super patriotic.  You can check out the wide array of options at the Violent Lips website here or you can stick to the five glitter shades that Sephora has available here.  Ulta also has a few options available at the checkout counters. Take a look...

The Pink PolkaThe Red Cheetah
The RainbowThe American Flag
The Pink GlitterattiThe Gold Glitteratti

What's your verdict??  Definitely interested and excited to try?  Or curious but leaving it to the more adventurous?  We're are not sure about these for everyday wear but Halloween is right around the corner and they could be a great addition to your costume. We'd love to hear what you think.  

Sunday, October 23, 2011

October Birchbox Review

If you aren't familiar with Birchbox, then check out their website here.  Tempted to try it out for yourself??  Let them know that Her Late Night Cravings sent you!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wedge It In There

Whether you reach for wedges because you're vertically-challenged and you could use the extra inches, or if you just prefer them over your stilettos for their comfort and stability, wedges are a great go-to shoe anytime of year.  But since we're loving the change in scenery as the leaves change from green to autumnal shades of orange and burgundy, we thought we'd spotlight some of our favorite wedges in boot or bootie form today.  So here's a gathering of what we've found on the web that strikes a craving in us...

ELZINGA in Camel
Aldo = $80.00

Carapace Wedges in Brown
Anthropologie = $178.00

Colin Stuart Over-the-knee Wedge Platform Boot in Black

PIRNIE in Gray
Aldo = $60.00

Chinese Laundry Hot Desert Bootie in Leopard
Endless = $79.95

Sam Edelman Effie Ankle Boot in Burgundy
Endless = $71.50

Hive & Honey Tobago in Greige
Piperlime = $79.50

Women's Mossimo#amp##174; Kapri Wedge Boots - Black. Additional View 3
Mossimo Kapri Wedge Boot in Black
Target = $34.99

Betsey Johnson Aviator Wedge Bootie in Taupe or Black
Victoria's Secret = $190.00

Fergie 'Fargo' Boot
Fergie 'Fargo' Boot in Taupe
Nordstrom = $149.95

Regardless of your budget, there's a wedge in this group for everyone.  Let us know your favorite!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

POTM...October Edition

In August we launched our Polish Of The Month post and we are back to show what we have picked for this month.

October Polish Of The Month

Jayme's Pick - Illamasqua's Vice

A deep cerise, rubber finish. This gorgeous wine colored polish is perfect for fall.
You can either leave it more of a matte or make it glossy like I did by adding a gloss top coat.

Mendi's Pick - butter LONDON's Wallis

A tarnished, metallic olive gold, as mysterious and regal as its namesake.
**Such a majorly hot shade for the fall, that it's actually sold out right now on butter LONDON's website, but you might have some luck finding it in your local Ulta or Dillard's**

So what do you guys think?  What is your go to polish of the month??  Drop us a comment to let us know.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Football Funday Vlog

One of our favorite things about this time of year is football.  Saturdays are spent rooting on our favorite college teams and Sundays are for getting cozy on the couch to watch some NFL.  Jayme and her hubz, Wes, even play on a co-ed social football team here in Richmond.  So when we were offered tickets to the University of Virginia homecoming game versus Georgia Tech, we were all over it!  We thought it might be fun for you guys to come along with us to see what it's like.  It couldn't have been a better game...Georgia Tech was undefeated, but the University of Virginia pulled out a 24-21 win!  Students and fans stormed the field at the end of the game and we were able to get it all on film.  It was such an exciting moment! 

We hope that you enjoy watching a little something different from us every once in awhile.  We'll take you along on these little outings whenever we get the chance.

Thanks for watching!

Monday, October 17, 2011

No Cramping Her Style: Nina Dobrev

By now you guys all know how we feel about one of our favorite TV shows, The Vampire it should not surprise you that we are featuring one of the female stars from the cast...the beautiful Nina Dobrev!  We adore Nina on and off the screen and she is currently one of our favorite fall style icons.  Why you ask??  Because this girl can rock a mean hat!  And hats are a great go-to fall (and winter) accessory.  It's such an easy way to accent your outfit with a little color and/or flavor.

This gorgeous wine colored cloche hat just makes her outfit.  It's effortless and so chic!  We love this classic hat paired up with a black leather jacket and boots.

The cabbie hat or newsboy cap is a definite must-have.  No muss, no fuss.  And it can work with so many different outfit choices.  Hair down or hair up, this hat just works.


The fedora...need we say more?  This is a hat of all seasons.  Doesn't get any easier than the fedora and we love Nina's tan with black ribbon.   

Skinny jeans, a black tank, jewels and a maroon knit slouchy hat...perfection!  Nina can pull off this hat like no other.  We love the simple, yet sexy outfit mixed with the colorful and casual knit of the hat.

Mustard yellow chunky knit goodness!  Bet you've never seen that in a sentence before!  :-)  So cute with the black wool pleated pea coat.  Perfect for the cool nights of fall leading into the even colder days of winter.
As we've mentioned time and time again, we really do love this time of year and we think hats are a key piece for your fall wardrobe.  Thanks to Nina for being the perfect model!  Seriously, can she be any cuter??  And you know we couldn't show Nina without showing her handsome sidekicks Ian Somerholder and Paul Wesley.  Lucky, lucky girl.  **Sigh....**

And because we love Nina's style so much, we couldn't resist showing one last photo of her (sans hat) from the Emmy's in a stunning red gown by Donna Karan.  Gorgeous!!

There's definitely no cramping this girl's style!  So what do you think?  Are you guys into hats?  We kind of want to run out and buy a few right now!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Love It or Leave it...Watt's Up??

As lovers of Benefit products, we know that it's only a matter of time before this ends up in our posession, but we want to know if you guys would grab this for your makeup arsenal or pass it by.  Maybe you're one of the lucky ones who have already snagged this new product!  If so, we're dying to hear what you think!!

Here's what Sephora's website has to say about Benefit's Watt's Up, a soft focus highlighter for the face:

watt's up!
What it does:
This cream-to-powder highlighter turns up the wattage with a delicate, gorgeous champagne glow.  Its smooth application and luminous sheen switches on the "wow" factor for any complexion.  Apply it to cheeks and brow bones, then sculpt with the soft-glow blender for your perfect gleam.
Price = $30.00

We've tried Benefit's other highlighter products, High Beam and Girl Meets Pearl, so we figure that we'll give this one a go too. Drop us a comment to let us know what you it or leave it??

Friday, October 14, 2011

Vegas Haul!

Like I said, I could have spent TONS but I was a good girl!  Now next time I go...might be another story!!

What I bought:
Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick! in Adventurous Red and Bashful Blush
Sephora Long Lasting Eye Liner in Glitter Black
Clinique Black Honey Shimmering Tones Powder
Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Vice and Kink (I'm pretty sure I destroyed the description of these polishes...Sephora says that Vice is a bright magenta with a satin finish and Kink is a bright forest green with a satin finish.  Both are beautiful!)
Incoco Nail Appliques in All That Glitters, Femme Fatale and Creme de la Creme
Juicy Couture Miss World Tote

Thanks for watching! Have you hauled anything recently? Let us know!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Positive in Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As all of you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we just wanted to show you what some companies are doing to show their support.  This is an important cause to us because unfortunately breast cancer has touched, in some way or another, just about every person we know.  But everyday there are great strides taken to help rid the world of this disease. And we can all do our part, whether it's wearing pink, making a donation, volunteering our time or shopping for the cause!

Make a Difference™
Origins - $27.50
Throughout the month of October, Origins is donating $5 from each sale (ONLINE ONLY) of this limited edition moisturizer, Make A Difference, to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Offer ends 10/31/11 midnight ET.

Bobbi Brown
Pink Ribbon Collection
Bobbi Brown - $44.00
Bobbi has created the Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Collection especially for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The set features Pink Lip Color and Bellini High Shimmer Lip Gloss.  With each purchase (ONLINE ONLY), $10 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Also enjoy Free Standard Shipping with this purchase of this set during October. Offer ends 10/31/11 midnight EST.

Tory Burch
Tory Burch - $178.00
Tory has specially designed a pair of pink patent Eddie Ballet Flats to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and she is donating 15% of this purchase to that cause (up to a maximum donation of $15,000!). This offer is exclusive to her website as well as to Tory Burch Boutiques.  For a limited time you will enjoy free shipping on the pink Eddie Ballet Flat.

Aveda - Pink Ribbon Hand Relief - $22
The Estee Lauder companies are really showing their support!  Aveda is donating $4 from each sale of the Pink Ribbon Hand Relief to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation up to $270,000!  This offer ends 10/31/11.  Looks like it's available ONLINE ONLY but you can always check your local stores.

Philosophy Hope in a Jar - $38
Philosophy has partnered with Ulta to offer for a limited time an exclusive pink Hope in a Jar moisturizer. Philosophy is expanding its charity efforts to make one of the best-selling products a champion for positive change.  Now who can't get on board with that?!  They will be donating $5 from every purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  You can purchase ONLINE at Philosophy and Ulta.

Philosophy Shower for the Cure - $20
A second way that Philosophy is supporting the cause is by their Pink Ribbon shampoo, bath & shower gel called Shower for the Cure.  100% of the net proceeds benefits to the Entertainment Industry's Woman's Cancer Research Fund.  You can purchase ONLINE at Philosophy and Ulta.

NFL Shop
Reebok New Orleans Saints Women's Breast Cancer Awareness My Team Wears Pink T-Shirt -
NFL Shop - Reebok's New Orleans Saints Women's Breast Cancer Awareness My Team Wears Pink T-Shirt - $25.99
If you watch the NFL then you've seen pink on the fields.  We personally love that the players, coaches and referees all wear some kind of pink apparel to bring awareness.  Their campaign is called "A Crucial Catch" and is in partnership with the American Cancer Society.  Everything from the special game balls and pink coins to the pink clothing will be auctioned off at NFL Auction and all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and team charities.  We love that our boys stand behind us girls!  Go to NFL Shop and find your team!

OPI Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer
OPI recently launched a limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. What an easy and fun way to show your support!  And best of all OPI will again this year make a $25,000 donation to Susan G. Komen.  Check your local Ulta or wherever OPI is sold near you.

BCA Positive and Pretty Palette ($62 Value)
Stila BCA Positive and Pretty Palette - $14
Stila has designed a beautiful limited edition mirrored palette, BCA Positive and Pretty Palette, that contains four eye shadows, a blush and a highlighter in support of BCA.  $1 from every sale will be donated to The Foundation of Living Beauty. This is ONLINE ONLY and can also be found at Sephora.

Also you can visit such sites as Susan G. KomenThe Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Women's Cancer Research Fund, American Cancer Society, and The Foundation of Living Beauty to learn more, find out ways you can help and/or make a donation.

Here's to doing what we can to support the fight against breast cancer!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Making the Grade: Jacket Trends

The summer has run its course and we're fully appreciating all that fall has to offer.  From chunky sweaters and flannel shirts to corduroys and wool skirts to little leather jackets and scarves for miles...there are many reasons why this is our favorite time of year.  But our poor closets are suffering from a full blown identity crisis as we confuse it by rotating out our spring and summer wardrobe to make room for all of fall's fashion staples.

One such staple, is a lightweight jacket that's perfect for wearing in this transitional weather before the winter hits us hard. This season's trends point towards pops of color, a little faux-fur or shearling trim and ruffle accents.  We've taken the guesswork out of shopping for you and pulled some of our favorites found on the web...

Guess Tiered Raincoat

Frilled Echelons Peacoat
Anthropologie = $148.00

Leather Military Jacket

Hive & Honey Shearling Aviator Jacket
Piperlime = $98.00

Jack by BB Dakota Lawrence Blazer
Piperlime = $69.00

Kayla Jacket
Fossil = $98.00

BB Dakota Hunter Brown Leather Jacket
BB Dakota Hunter Jacket
Lulus = $245.00

Rubbish® Hooded Fleece Duffle Jacket
Rubbish Hooded Fleece Duffle Jacket
Nordstrom = $78.00

Gibson Tweed Riding Jacket
Gibson Tweed Riding Jacket
Nordstrom = $98.00

River Island Long Fur Jacket
ASOS = $139.68

Let us know what you think!  Will you be wearing any of these this fall??
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