Thursday, February 28, 2013

Collective InstaStyle

If you follow us on Instagram, then you've probably already seen most of these pics, but for those of you who haven't hopped on our Instagram train just yet, we wanted to share some of our outfits from over the past six weeks or so. We have become seriously hooked to the photo sharing app and we don't know what took us so long to make our profiles public, but it's become one of our favorite ways to communicate with you all and to get a little sneak peek into your lives!!


Mendi's Pics...

Jayme's Pics...

We hope to see you over on Instagram soon!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Current Rediscovereds

Products Mentioned:
Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm
Diorshow Maximizer Lash Primer Serum
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Peacock
MAC Fluidline in Blitz & Glitz
Sigma E05 Eyeliner Brush
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein and Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender
L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Nourishing Nude
Rite Aid First Aid Lavender Epsom Salt
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Midnight Cowboy
Sigma E70 Medium Angled Shading Brush

What have you guys "rediscovered" lately? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Our Current Cravings

Can you believe that it's been since October that we shared a list of our current cravings with you guys?? Where has the time gone? We've certainly had our fair share of cravings, but between the holidays and our No-Buy February (just two more days to get through!!) we simply haven't been satisfying our urges to go out and shop for ourselves. Well, except for those little shopping binges that we went on in January, but who's counting. Now without further adieu, we bring you the things that are currently making our hearts go pitter-patter...

Our Current Cravings - February 2013

Our Current Cravings - February 2013 by herlatenightcravings

Shop Mendi's cravings here:  1 Steve Madden Kimmmie Leopard Flats ($90)  //  2 Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal ($22.50)  //  3 Steve Madden Bgambit Satchel ($73)  //  4 LOFT Corded Dobby Striped Trench ($128)  //  5 J.Crew Classic Pave Link Bracelet ($125)  //  6 J.Crew Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses ($150)  //  7 Illamasqua Speckled Nail Varnish in Scarce ($16)

Shop Jayme's cravings here:  1 Fossil Signature Studs in Coral ($34)  //  2 Zoya Nail Polish in Shay ($8)  //  3 Bauble Bar Gold Pave Links Necklace ($38)  //  4 Sigma Synthetic Essentials Kit Brushes ($131)  //  5 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light ($45)  //  6 Zara Wedge Sneaker ($100)  //  7 Michael Kors Small Sloan Pyramid-Stud Saffiano Flap Bag ($298)

Now it's your turn! Let us know what you're craving right it food, fashion, beauty or anything else that your heart desires. Lay it on us!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

February Birchbox Unboxing!

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pantone Spring 2013: Tender Shoots & Monaco Blue

Remember back in January when we were bringing you our Pantone Spring 2013 Color Report series?? (If you missed them, you can check them out here, here and here.) Well, the remainder of the series got placed on the back burner while more pressing personal matters were taking place over the past few weeks...but today we're bringing it back with the fresh lime-y green shade of Tender Shoots and the deep ocean color of Monaco Blue. We hope you like our suggestions...let us know if you plan to incorporate either of these colors into your fashion or beauty hauls in the coming months!

Pantone Spring 13: Tender Shoots

Pantone Spring 13: Monaco Blue

Pantone Spring 13: Monaco Blue by herlatenightcravings

Shop these links (clockwise):  John Lewis Oasis Ponte Jacket in Dark Blue ($70)  //  Nordstrom Cutout Geometric Cuff ($42)  //  Miss Sixty Janah Hat ($30)  //  New Look Black and Blue Snakeprint Metal Plate Clutch (UK only)  //  Essie Nail Color in Aruba Blue ($8)  //  Jigsaw Sweetie Ring ($76)  //  MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in Intense Blue ($23)  //  Forever 21 Slub Knit Scarf ($9)  //  Lola James Big Drop Necklace ($120)  //  Old Navy The Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans ($20)  //  ALDO "Mandina" Booties ($100)

So what do you guys think about Tender Shoots and Monaco Blue?? We can see Monaco Blue making a BIG impact on our spring/summer additions to our closet. Do you have a favorite?

Last, but not least, we'll cover Nectarine and Poppy Red...we promise that post will be up soon!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Red Carpet Rainbow

Since Hollywood is currently a buzz with award season, the lovely {av} asked us all to get "Red Carpet Ready" for this weeks Friday's Fancies. The red carpet will no doubt be on fire this Sunday as it's Oscar night and we will all be glued to our TV's drooling over the fabulous gowns, jewels and accessories that our favorite stars will be donning. Since the two us sadly have no need for gowns we thought we'd select some colorful masterpieces to share with you guys. Yes, we are living vicariously through this little blog of ours. What do you guys think? Would you wear any of our red carpet lovelies?

Red Carpet Rainbow

Red Carpet Rainbow by herlatenightcravings

Shop these gowns here (if you have deep pockets...haha):  1 Vionnet Stretch Silk-Blend Gown ($595)  //  2 Zac Posen Raspberry Cap Sleeve Gown ($2,890)  //  3 Alexander McQueen Strapless Evening Gown ($3,440) //  4 Roberto Cavalli Sunshine Draped Jersey Gown ($1,371)  //  5 The Julie Dress ($1,350)  //  6 Lela Rose Ruched Crepe Gown ($3,995)  //  7 Elie Saab Pansy Purple Sequined Silk Gown ($8,142)  //  8 Notte by Marchesa Strapless Gown ($1,217)  //  9 Nina Ricci Pleat Front Gown ($5,190)
(Red Carpet image via)

And PS ~ If you'd like to join in on future Friday's Fancies, hop on over to Long Distance Loving and sign up to receive {av}'s weekly e-mails for themes in advance, so that you can make your own Polyvore inspiration board. It's so much fun and a great way to meet new bloggers!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Our Perfume Collection

Perfumes Mentioned:
MAC Turquatic
Jennifer Aniston
Kate Spade Twirl
Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy
Issey Miyake Leau de Issey
Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar
Philosophy Amazing Grace
Philosophy Inner Grace
Philosophy Pure Grace
Philosophy Eternal Grace
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh
Banana Republic W
Estee Lauder Azure Soleil
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Dreaming in Portofino
Ralph Lauren Romance
Miss Dior by Christian Dior
Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger

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Thanks for watching!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February POTM

We love bringing you guys our Polish Of The Month posts. It's always so much fun showcasing a special polish or polishes (because sometimes two is better than one) every single month. There are just so many awesome polishes out there that they really do deserve their own post! So without further adieu, we bring you...

February Polish Of The Month

Mendi's Picks - L'Oreal How Romantic & Essie A Cut Above
I knew that I wanted to go with a Valentine's inspired nail for February's polish pick, so I naturally navigated to the lightest of light pink. In this case I chose L'Oreal's How Romantic from their Colour Riche line. Then I topped it off with, what else, a glitter topcoat. Essie's A Cut Above was the perfect choice to give my nails some extra Valentine flair. 

Jayme's Picks - China Glaze Hopeful & China Glaze Champagne Kisses
I had been wearing such dark colors on my nails for awhile and wanted something that was just pretty and girly.  Hopeful is a creamy milky light white/pink color while Champagne Kisses is a beautiful gold/rose gold micro-glitter. I had to apply several coats of Hopeful to achieve total opacity and because of that the polish seemed a little thick and was easily nicked.  Champagne Kisses is a perfect addition to any polish collection and definitely satisfied my craving for a glitter accent nail since it had been so long since having one.

OK, now that we've shared, it's your turn. What polish has been gracing your nails this month? Any special color your wore for Valentine's Day?  

Sunday, February 17, 2013

TAG: My Go To Makeup Look (Jayme)

Products Mentioned:
Origins Vitazing
Garnier BB Cream
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Medium Plus
Laura Geller Waterproof Eye Spackle in Fair/Light
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Wet n Wild Color Trio's in Sweet As Candy, Walking on Eggshells and Silent Treatment
Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer in Nude
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero
Sephora Liquid Eyeliner in Glitter Black
Sephora 12 hour Jumbo Liner in Beige
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Tarte 12 hour Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
Laura Geller Highlighter Duo in French Vanilla/Portofino
Benefit Watt's Up

Thanks to Kristen for creating this TAG. Go and check out her channel here.

Please let us know what some of your favorite products are in your "go to makeup look." And if you are a blogger, please feel free to post this TAG to your own blog and be sure to let us know you did. As always, thank you so much for watching!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Pretty in Pink...and Red Hot!

This weeks Friday's Fancies is all about pink and red in honor of yesterday being Valentine's Day. You might not know this but our resident ginger used to shy away from wearing pinks and reds let alone ever think about pairing them together. And we don't know about you guys but back in the day it seemed to be a total faux pas to wear pink and red together unless you were a small child. :-) Maybe that's just where we grew up... But today it's not so out there to combine this lovely duo. This is an outfit that we'd both be happy to have in our wardrobes.  We hope you enjoy this fun and feminine yet semi-sexy ensemble we created. Let us know what you think!

Pretty In Pink...and Red Hot!

And PS ~ If you'd like to join in on future Friday's Fancies, hop on over to Long Distance Loving and sign up to receive {av}'s weekly e-mails for themes in advance, so that you can make your own Polyvore inspiration board. It's so much fun and a great way to meet new bloggers!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Mid-Week Break...

This quote was made for us.
Taken from Pinterest via
 Just wanted to take a minute to ask that you guys keep Mendi's family in your thoughts and prayers. They are going through a difficult time right now and could use all of the support and love that you guys can give.  Thank you so much! We appreciate every single one of you and ask that you reach out to someone today and let them know how much you love and care about them.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Easy Snack Recipe: No Bake Energy Balls

Just shy of a month ago, Sarah from Total Basset Case mentioned that she and her husband had been obsessed with these little sweet treats (she originally got the recipe from Gimme Some Oven). I was so intrigued that I printed out the recipe and have been planning to make ever since. Finally this past weekend, I had a real craving for something sweet and knew exactly what to make.

1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ (I used flaxseed)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional) (I used the mini chips)
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Step 1:  Toast the coconut. Just place the amount needed on a baking sheet. Be sure to spread out and bake at 350 degrees for approx . 7-10 minutes. Don't forget to stir frequently. Once the coconut browns it's done. Tastes good on its own too!

Step 2:  Add all ingredients into a medium/large mixing bowl and stir until well blended.

Step 3: Cover and let chill in refrigerator for an hour. Then take out and roll into balls and store in air tight container back in the refrigerator. I personally think that these taste better after they set overnight. This mix only made approx. 18 balls. Next time I think I will double my recipe. And I'm already thinking that I might want to add a little more coconut and maybe sunflower seeds. Yum!!

So what do you guys think? Would you make these or have you already tried them? When the sweet-tooth sets in, these make for a great substitution rather than grabbing for cookies. And they are so easy to make! These make for a perfect midday pick me up or an after dinner snack. As Mendi's husband always says, "you need something to cut the edge after dinner" so why not grab a healthy energy ball. :-)



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Quick & Easy Daytime Smokey Eye Tutorial

Thank you guys for watching our very first makeup tutorial/look. We plan to bring you more tutorials in the upcoming months. Please let us know if there are any looks that you'd like us to give a whirl. As we have said, we aren't makeup artists but we love makeup and want to share how we do things and highlight some of our favorite products.

Thanks for your support! This girl was a little nervous! :-)

And don't forget to hop over to our channel and enter our Drugstore Faves Giveaway where you could win the Wet n Wild palette (Comfort Zone) featured in this video.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

TREAT YO' SELF: Valentine's Cravings

It's almost that time again...the time to TREAT YO' SELF! Last year, close to Valentine's Day, we put together a little list of Valentine's Cravings so we thought it was only appropriate to do it again. Go ahead, call us completely crazy (#wevelostourminds) since we are on a "No Buy" month...maybe we just want to torture ourselves as much as possible so we will feel even more triumphant at the end of the month. OK, let's not get ahead of ourselves (one day at a time is our mantra!), but as you have seen we did treat ourselves lots during January and now we think that it's your turn.

Valentine's is a day of love and in our minds it can be any kind of love. And sometimes all we girls need is a little self love...hence the time to TREAT YO' SELF. Why not take a look of some of the fabulous goodies we've selected from Sephora and show yourself some love! Go it! For us?!?!

TREAT YO' SELF: Valentine Cravings

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Let us know if you plan to satisfy any of your Valentine's Cravings (keeping it PG of course!) :-)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Layers at Play

This weeks Friday's Fancies is all about layering and since we hail from good ol' Virginia we feel like we have lots of practice in the art of layering. Lately, the weather has been bouncing around like a yo-yo, so we never know if it's going to be a winter coat kind of day or if we will need a coat at all. Here's where layering comes into play because the right amount of layers will keep you warm and cozy no matter the outside temps. We love that we mixed in some spring-like colors and had fun with some different textures. Hope you enjoy! We think this is a perfect everyday outfit!

Layers at Play

Layers at Play by herlatenightcravings

Shop these links: Orange Diamond Pattern Sweatshirt ($15)  //  J.Crew Western Denim Shirt ($98)  //  Chunky Knit Cardigan with Rivet Embellished Shoulder ($78)  //  J.Crew Pixie Jodhpur Pant ($168)  //  Libby Edelman Liv ($85)  //  DKNY Nolita Schoolbag Crossbody ($285)  //  Stella & Dot Wonderland Charm Necklace ($158)  //  Stella & Dot Maya Pendant ($39)  //  Melinda Maria Tej Ring ($80)  //  Kate Spade New York Clip Earrings ($48)  //  Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses ($183)

And PS ~ If you'd like to join in on future Friday's Fancies, hop on over to Long Distance Loving and sign up to receive {av}'s weekly e-mails for themes in advance, so that you can make your own Polyvore inspiration board. It's so much fun and a great way to meet new bloggers!

And PPS ~ Don't forget that we're hosting a Drugstore Beauty Faves GIVEAWAY over on our YouTube channel, so be sure to hop over here and enter for a chance to win some great products!! Good luck!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fashion & Accessories Haul

Items Purchased:
H&M Blazer
Gap Star Terry Raglan Pullover (buy here)
Gap Crisscross Cowlneck (in pink here)
Gap Stripe Scarf
J.Crew Pixie Pants (buy here)
LOFT Striped Tunic
LOFT Fluid Henley Blouse (buy here)
LOFT Textured V-Neck Cardigan (buy here)
LOFT Shimmer Textured Saddle Shoulder Cardigan (buy here)
Target Stone Collar Short Necklace in Orange (buy here)
Target Stone Collar Short Necklace in Clear (buy here)
Target Stone Collar Short Necklace in Purple (buy here)
H&M Women's Blue/White Pinstripe Oxford

Have you scored any good deals lately?? Where's your favorite place to shop? We're in full-fledged #nobuyFebruary mode now, so no more hauls for the rest of February. Whomp whomp.  ;)

Thanks for watching!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

No Buy February

So if you watch our YouTube videos then you probably already know that this month is our very first attempt at a "No Buy". We're calling it an "attempt" because we honestly have no idea if we can get through the month without purchasing anything that would be considered a "non-essential" (otherwise known as all of our favorite things). But we've made a pledge to do our best and we're up for the challenge!

Some of you reading this are probably thinking "Um, can these girls not control themselves? Why do they need a no buy month?" And in all honesty, our willpower and restraint from making little impulse purchases just isn't our strong suit...especially when it comes to the good 'ol red and white bulls-eye. An innocent trip to Target to pick up things like laundry detergent, deody and toilet paper results in us wondering how that new mascara, three bottles of nail polish and two pairs of jeans ended up in plastic bags in our backseat. Why can't we leave Target without spending at least double the amount of what we went in for? Why can't we quit you Target??

I have not been a fan of all the "keep calm" signs at all. but i saw this one and had to pin. its so true!!! i do this a couple times a week when i need to get out of the house or this is where i go when kyle comes home and i need a min to myself.
Image via Pinterest

This month we're just going to have to learn how to avoid the temptations, build up our immunity to the marketing ploys of our favorite cosmetic brands and rework the clothes hanging in our closets to come up with fresh, new outfits. Besides, it helped that we got a lot of our frivolous spending out of our system in January, as you might have seen in our Forever 21 Haul and our Huge Beauty Haul...and there's one more still to come. After all of that shopping we knew that we were immediately going on house arrest until March 1st.

Anyone else on a no buy right now? Let us know and we can support each other. We'll be 100% totally honest and at the end of this month we'll let you guys know if we slipped up at all. You can also follow us on Instagram to see if we're behaving ourselves on a daily basis. We'll be using the hashtag, #nobuyFebruary, if you'd like to use it too. You can find us at JAYMEHLNC and MENDIHLNC.

Here's to a month of saving!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Huge Beauty Haul

Products Purchased
Hollywood Fashion Secrets Sweater Saver
Maybelline Metal Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
Walgreens Cotton Rounds
Sally Hansen Perfect Arch Brow Kit
Maybelline Color Show Fashion Prints Nail Stickers in Metal Prisms
Suave Keratin Infusion Smooth & Shine Serum
Loreal Color Riche Balm in Caramel Comfort
Black Radiance Eyeshadow Palette in Downtown Browns
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder
Almay One Coat Get Up & Grow Mascara in Blackest Black
Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette
OPI Mariah Carey Collection Polishes in A Butterfly Moment, Sprung & Stay The Night
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Fair
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touche Highlighting Concealer in Radiant
Andrea Modlash Starter Kit (#53 Black)
Ardell Fashion Lashes (#120 Demi Black)
Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells
Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Sweet as Candy
Nicole by OPI Drying Drops
Dove Go Sleeveless Deody
Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel in Dark Brown
Twirl by Kate Spade
Clarins Gloss Prodige Lipgloss in Rose
MAC Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe
MAC Mineralized Blush in Amber Glow
MAC Lipglass in Oyster Girl
MAC Lipglass in Spice
MAC Lustreglass in Instant Gold
Clarins Toning Lotion with Chamomile
Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Shea Butter
Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover
Clarins Eye Contour Balm
Clarins High Definition Body Lift
Clarins free gift with purchase included Body Treatment Oil, Toning Body Balm, One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Extra Firming Day & Night Moisturizers
Clarins free samples: Multi-Active Day Cream, Toning Lotion with Iris, Toning Lotion with Chamomile, Men's Super Moisture Gel, Men's Super Moisture Balm & Men's Shave Ease Oil

What beauty products have you guys been buying lately  This video was recorded before February 1st so as you are seeing this post we are officially on our no buy February where we aren't buying non-essential items. Wish us luck!

Thanks so much for watching!!

*All items purchase by us with our own money.*

Saturday, February 2, 2013

January Favorites

Products Mentioned:
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed
Buxom Lipgloss in White Russian
Stila Lipglaze in Vanilla (part of Harvest Trio)
Maybelline Color Whispers in Who Wore It Redder, Berry Ready, One Size Fits Pearl &
Some Like It Taupe
Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette in Comfort Zone
Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment
Miss Dior by Dior Perfume
Billionarie Boyfriend by Kate Walsh Perfume
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter
Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer in Nude
Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Harmonie Du Soir (5203)
Lipton Tea & Honey Strawberry Acai Decaf Iced Green Tea Mix
Skullcandy Supreme Sound Hesh Headphones
Keurig Platinum Brewing System

We'd love to hear from you! Please let Mendi know about your favorite K-Cups or if you've ever had a perfume debate like Jayme has with Billionaire Boyfriend. And as always, we'd love to know what your January favorites were.

Thanks for watching and we hope you are having a great weekend!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Snow Bunny

Imagine that you've spent the day swishing down the slopes dressed head to toe in thick ski gear and goggles. Now it's time to freshen up and slip into your post ski outfit and go out for drinks at the lodge with your honey (if you're attached) or out to mingle with all of the handsome ski instructors (if you're not). What to wear?? Well, {av} put us up to the challenge with this week's Friday's Fancies: Après-Ski. We decided to have a little fun with fur, and if you can't rock some fur at the ski lodge, then when can you? Hope you enjoy our Snow Bunny look!

Snow Bunny

Snow Bunny by herlatenightcravings

Shop these links: Coach Fur Earmuffs ($298)  //  Paul & Joe Sister Patterned Wool-Blend Hooded Poncho ($205)  //  Vince Modal Tee ($79)  //  Asos Boxchain Choker Necklace ($44)  //  Swell Persuede Belt ($20)  //  Current/Elliott The Ankle Skinny Jeans in Metallic Gold ($336)  //  UGG Australia Long Shearling Cuff Gloves ($57)  //  Allibelle Mohawk Wool Tote ($230)  //  Chinese Laundry Hurry Up Bootie ($70)

And PS ~ If you'd like to join in on future Friday's Fancies, hop on over to Long Distance Loving and sign up to receive {av}'s weekly e-mails for themes in advance, so that you can make your own Polyvore inspiration board. It's so much fun and a great way to meet new bloggers!

And PPS ~ We're hosting a Drugstore Beauty Faves GIVEAWAY over on our YouTube channel, so be sure to hop over here and enter for a chance to win some great products!! Good luck!
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