Saturday, April 5, 2014

She Is Quite The Lady




Lady Gaga graces the Summer 2014 issue of Porter Magazine. I was so excited to hear Gaga was chosen for this cover, following Giselle Bundchen who was on Porter's first cover. What I loved most when I first saw the cover was that someone was finally showcasing Gaga's pure beauty. Stripped of her wigs, the theatrical makeup and her flamboyant costumes Gaga seems to be exposed like never before. 

Inez & Vinoodh/Porter Magazine

                       Inez & Vinoodh/Porter Magazine

Inez & Vinoodh/Porter Magazine

"It is often easy to forget that there is actually a young woman - and an exceptional musician - behind the wigs and the costumes, the hype and the theatrics," said the mag's editor-in-chief Lucy Yeomans.

"With these pictures, we wanted to reveal the woman behind the Lady, the artist behind the artifice, Yeomans continued.

"When I first saw Inez & Vinoodh's shot of Gaga wearing nothing but her grandmother's vintage robe - the piece she often wears to write her music in - I just knew it had to be the cover.

"It felt authentic, personal and beautiful, and unlike any image I have seen of her before."

Already a huge fan of Lady Gaga I love this au natural look.  Thoughts? ~J






Monday, March 31, 2014

My "Friends With Benefit" Story


When I was in college I had a Macy's right down the street from me. I'm talking a less than one minute walk... Naturally my favorite section has always been where all the purses and designer bags are. But then I discovered the bright pink Benefit Cosmetics station. You know, the one with all the awesome packaging.... Love at first sight. Then I got my first product sample: a cream shadow in the shade "R.S.V.P" and it was love at first try! 
Four years later and many, many "They're Real!" Mascaras later, it is still my favorite place to visit when I'm downtown. I make special trips just to go see what's new because the Benefit website and Instagram just tease me.
As I was searching today I came across a new promotion they are doing. You can build your own kit with top-selling products for $79. They put the kit picks into three categories and you can choose one out of six or more choices! Here is the link http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/nicepackage?intid=hppromo_vkb
I recommend everyone does this! It's such a good deal and you even get a free sample and a cute bag to put your products in. Yes please..

The products I chose are (blog post with reviews coming soon!!)

The POREfessional 
Watts up! (Thanks Mom for the recommendation)
They're Real! Mascara (Because I use so much of this, why not get another!?)
A Creaseless cream shadow in the shade "Birthday Suit" (Which is a pretty chrome color that I am so excited about)

Alright, now send me your kit picks!! Happy shopping :) -C

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Style & Wendy’s® #NewSaladCollection: Pt. 1

One of my entries for the Wendy's Contest that is going on over on Polyvore! Check it out here.  Who knows... you may find yourself a winner and $1000 richer! I would love that money to score some great spring items that I have been swooning over! Good luck to all those that enter! ~J



Spring Style & Wendy’s® #NewSaladCollection: Pt. 1


Coast lace top
$91 - coast-stores.com


Vero Moda green jacket
$28 - veromoda.com


By Malene Birger pencil skirt
$120 - bymalenebirger.com


High heel shoes
$115 - nelly.com


Rebecca Minkoff satchel handbag
rebeccaminkoff.com