Friday, March 30, 2012

Favor Desserts Red Velvet Cupcakes

Every now and then a fashionista has to have a sugary treat. With that being said, a new bakery just opened up right around the corner from me, and I succumbed to my sweet tooth craving! Luckily, it doesn't strike that often, so I'm good. The name of the bakery is Favor Desserts where everything is made from SCRATCH. The owner is Keijuane Hester. His story is one of triumph within itself. Anyhoo, back to the cupcake. Seriously, I devoured it in 2 minutes (very primal - sorry Mr. Cupcake)! The cake portion of the cupcake was very moist and light and the cream cheese frosting was the perfect compliment (not too sweet). If you're in the Triangle definitely swing by to check Favor Desserts out! You will not be disappointed!

Red Velvet Cupcake - Yummy!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Red She Said

 Ahhh, the undeniable iconic red lippie - wearing it says sexy, chic, and classy all at once! I can admit that I haven't always embraced wearing red lipstick (I don't know what my problem was), and I've JUST started wearing the lippie as of late. My first purchase was Revlon's Really Red (a great inexpensive starter red lipstick by the way). I purchased mine at my local Walgreens. Revlon's Really Red is a blue based (semi) matte finish which I LOVE! Blue based reds are known for being a teeth whitener, too (another great bonus) which is another reason why you should grab a red lippie! Anyhoo, the next red lipstick in my collection is MAC's Ruby Woo (my favorite out of my collection). It too, is another matte blue based red, although word of caution it is VERY DRYING (think Sahara, people) and not as forgiving as Revlon's Red Really. You WILL need to apply lip conditioner before applying Ruby Woo (no ifs and buts about it). My next two reds are basically identical to each other as the previous two other lipsticks are as well. MAC's Lady Danger is a bright matte coral red (check out my post here) and Revlon's Really Red is a slightly darker creamy version of Lady Danger (basically a dupe). On my red lippie wish list are MAC's Russian Red (purchased), MAC Red, and Viva Glam I (purchased), So Chaud (maybe, lol). Tell us what is/are your favorite red lipstick(s)? 

L to R: Revlon Really Red, MAC Ruby Woo,  MAC Lady Danger, Revlon Fire and Ice

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bold Colors

I love bold colors what can I say! I just do, lol! Sometimes, while I'm out shopping, something usually catches my eye, and in turn I can draw inspiration for a possible look. Well, while I was in Dillard's these Gianni Bini platform sandals caught my eye, so much that I had to take a pic of them. Aren't these GORG? 

Inspiration: Gianni Bini Platform Sandals

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Open Toe Shoe Pledge

A good friend of mine just reminded me of this since the warm weather has graced us these last couple of days here in South. Here's "The Open Toed Shoe Pledge" I'll be implementing for myself, and I think you should, too! You remember Mira's feet from Martin (see YT video below for a refresher)? We can't have that, lol! Ladies (and gents) let's get those pedis for this Spring and Summer. :o) I'll be watching, but until then toodles!  

The Open Toed Shoe Pledge 
As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the Rules 
when wearing sandals and other open-toe shoes: 

I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over 
and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps. 

I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free. 
I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.  (I've been GUILTY of this one, lol!)

I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow. 

I will shave the hairs off my big toe. 

I won't wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, 
mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there. 

If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into 
place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it. 

I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. 
Scholl's if my feet need him. 

I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low 
price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids' sizes. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle. 

I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell 
and begin to look like Vienna sausages. 

I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she 
asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good. 

I will promise if I wear flip flops that I will ensure that they are actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them. 

I will promise to go to my local nail salon at least once per season and 
have a real pedicure (they are about $35 and worth EVERY penny). 

I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear... nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals. 

Don't keep this to yourself - pass it on to other sisters. 

MAC's Lady Danger

I just received my online order from MAC Cosmetics for (*drum roll, please)...Lady Danger lipstick! I can't wait to swatch it and try it on for you all! Stay tuned...