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Monday, April 30, 2012

Mother's Day gifts ideas

I love my momma so very, very much, and even though we butt heads sometimes, I think I do a pretty a good job of showing her just how much I love her every single day. So, with Mother's Day coming up, I thought I'd share with you all a list of wonderful things that I'm sure your mother would love to receive!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Have a fun weekend!!

Today is such an exciting day! It's the last day of uniforms for all of us seniors, so as soon as the final bell rings, we'll all storm out of our classrooms, gather on the parade field, and proceed to rip and tear our uniforms to shreds!! Haha! Then, tomorrow, my parents are going to a wedding, and Al and I are going to grill some delicious chicken...Num!

What are you doing this weekend? Celebrating something big? Going to a wedding? Learning a new recipe? Do tell!

P.S. I found my baccalaureate dress (in parakeet green)! What do you think?

(Image source via W+D via Tarafirma)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Would you wear flatforms?

Ugh! This is one trend I wish would just die! Flatforms. They're not flats, but they're not wedges. Bleh. I just don't get it. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A tip for breaking in heels

This one is for all of us ladies with feet that are just a little bit wider than normal. The next time you buy a pair of gorgeous pumps that are pinching your feet in certain areas, place some moleskin on those areas of the feet. With the moleskin still on, soak your feet. This will cause the moleskin will expand. Dry your feet off, but keep the moleskin damp, and slip your pumps on. Wear them around for the rest of the day, and by the time you take them off, the too-tight areas will be stretched to your comfort!

Monday, April 23, 2012

And the winner is...

The Lacquer Factor! (I'm sorry...I don't know your real name!)

Congrats!! We'll be in touch.

Thanks, everyone else, for playing!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Have a great weekend!

 I never told you guys how much fun my prom was! I had such a wonderful time looking at all of the gorgeous dresses and hanging out with some amazing friends. I wish I could go back and relive that night just a few more times! Sigh...

Tomorrow, I'm going to an art exhibit, where one of my sculptures is on display and is also being judged in a competition. Eeeks! Wish me luck!! Then later on, I'll be searching for a dress to wear to my graduation dinner. Here are a few dresses I have in mind: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

What are you up to this weekend? Picking flowers? Going to an art festival? Reading a good book (I'm hoping to pick up Love in the Time of Cholera!) Do tell!

P.S. Make sure to enter the latest ends on Monday!

(Image source unknown)

Monday, April 16, 2012


{Giveaway Closed}

Today's giveaway comes from Madrona Studio, a super-cool design collaboration shared by husband and wife duo Dustin and Heather. The pair specialize in creating eco-friendly pieces (like this clay necklace!), as well as amazing drawings and watercolors (my friend Bindi would love this).

Today, one of you lovely ladies will have the chance to win this wonderful pair of earrings, which would be the perfect statement piece to add to your jewelry collection. To enter, just follow Air Air of Surprise via GFC (and leave your GFC name!) or Bloglovin', and leave a comment below. For an extra entry, 'like' Madrona on Facebook! Just be sure to let me know you've done so in a separate comment.

This giveaway will end Monday, April 23rd at noon EST.

Best wishes, every one, and thanks, Heather and Dustin!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Have a fun weekend!

This weekend is my school's prom and I'm super excited!! I'm going to get my nails done today after practice, and tomorrow I'll be spending the afternoon doing my hair and makeup and just relaxing. I can't wait to see all of my friends dressed up and just have a long, fun-filled night! What are you up to this weekend? Going to a fun party (where there'll be lots of dancing and pretty dresses)? Getting a haircut? Going to the farmer's market? Do tell!

P.S. In case I forgot to share ;)...
my dress
my shoes
my clutch

Have a lovely weekend!

(Image via blog)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Modern 30s shoes

Check out these incredibly modern and forward-thinking shoes by esteemed French shoe designer Steven Armand. It's incredible to think that Armand had such an innovative outlook and design aesthetic when these heels were created in 1939! Can't you see these shoes gracing the pages of today's Vogue or Harper's Bazaar?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Do or don't: Orange lip color

During our recent shopping spree, my mom and I stopped in Sephora to check out some eyeshadows. While we were there, she came across 'Wonder' by NARS, which the NARS website describes as a "sheer mandarin orange with pink and gold shimmer". It looked great against her warm skin tone and would look even greater over a orangish-red lipstick like 'So Chaud' by MAC. 

Would you wear an orange lip color? What about something orangey-red? I just think it looks so bright and fresh for spring and summer!

(Top image via W&D)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Anthropologie April 2012 Catalogue

It was definitely a huge struggle for me to narrow down the pieces I wanted to show you this month. There were so many things that I liked! It's clear that this month Anthro is focused on jewelry in bright, summery hues and clothing in exciting prints, and bold colors. So, without further ado, here are my favorite pieces from Anthro's April 2012 Catalogue!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Have a marvelous weekend!

I didn't have school today, so my mom and I went out to finish the absolute last bit of my prom shopping! I was able to pick up a ton of lovely things, including this amazing blazer from Zara and a pot of 'Texture' eyeshadow by MAC. What are you doing this weekend? Sifting through a box of old photos of your mom? Buying some new makeup? Painting your kitchen? Do tell!

(Image of young Meryl Streep)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Do you like to travel?

Lately, I've been thinking about where I would like to go for summer vacation, and one of my top choices is Italy. I'd love to see everything from the beautiful waters along the golden coastline to the charming hilltops of the romantic countryside. And of course I'd have to stop by a few of the major cities to admire the stunning architecture and indulge in some true Italian shopping!

That being said, I must say that I really hate traveling. Not actually being at my destination, but packing, unpacking, planning, carrying luggage, etc. all drives me BONKERS! But, for a trip to Italy, I would be more than willing to face the headache!

How about you? Do you like to travel?

(Image via Katja Presnal)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rain wedges

How chic would you look stepping over puddles in these adorable wedges? They're such a wonderful alternative to heavy galoshes. 

Monday, April 2, 2012


Now this is just brilliant. Super-talented makeup artist Phyllis Cohen, who is known for her impeccably detailed and innovative designs is the genius behind these non-fade, non-smudge, ready-to-wear makeup designs. They take just a few seconds to apply, and are just as easy to remove. Plus, they're re-wearable!

Would you wear one of these designs for, say, a masquerade party or an exciting night out?

P.S. A makeup tutorial utilizing one of the designs