Tuesday, April 2, 2013

❧❦ New Earring Storage & My Favorite Earrings ❦❧

For the past few years I have been storing my earrings on a plastic folding screen contraption.  But this just gathers dust and it doesn't actually protect the earrings.  Some of my earrings wouldn't fit, I wouldn't put the earrings back in there at the end of each day which meant my earrings were dropped into and piled up in a little ceramic container instead, my cat kept on knocking it over, and blah, blah, blah...

It was time for a change!  

After several days of searching, I found exactly what I was looking for.  Mele & Co. have apparently been making women happy since 1912, and I was no exception.  Enter, the Remy Forty Five Section Jewelry Box in Ivory.

It was simple, white modern (faux) leather jewelry box with one a mirror, a pocket, a tray for earrings, rings (or other small items), and a base that can be used for the same purpose as the tray above, or if you remove the divider, you can put larger pieces in there.  Perfect!

Mele & Co. jewelry box
I have to admit I was impressed that the jewelry box came with its own dustbag!
Mele & Co. jewelry box
Mele Remy Jewelry Box in Ivory
A snap closure with crystal embellishments
A removable tray with individual compartments. 
Some of my favorite earrings...
Sphene studs in white gold.
Michael Kors
More Michael Kors
Silver Snakes by Susan Sarantos
For modern gold, rose gold and silver jewelry (and lots of snakes), check out designer Susan Sarantos on Etsy.

Swarovski Crystal Earrings 
Rose gold rose earrings
Take care,
- The Sassi Wench!

❧❦ Haul Time! Chanel, Coach, Armani, Tom Ford, Jo Malone ❦❧

Lisbeth Dahl makeup bags
I love Lisbeth Dahl. I just wish it was easier to find their products in the US.  I frequently search Ebay and Amazon for items, or order them from Europe.  But this time I found a cosmetic bag at Southern Simplicity.  They have since sold out of this one, but they do have a pretty flounced version still available and on sale!  These bags are roomy enough for a sizable makeup stash, but pretty enough to sit on your vanity.
Coach Pave Disc Earrings with pink crystals
I was searching for the perfect pair of earrings to wear on Christmas day, and I found these pave disc earrings with pink crystals at Coach.  They have since sold out of the pink crystal ones online, but I saw these in my local Coach store last week.  In the end, I didn't wear these earrings after all, but I love wearing them to work - especially when I know I'm going out after dark.
Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Ivory
I had passed on this color for the longest time.  Each time I visited a Chanel counter I would test the shadow on my hand, but for some reason I never bought it.  Then, a few weeks ago I decided to take the plunge and finally add it to my Chanel makeup collection.  And I'm so glad I did!  A slightly yellow/white shimmer, it's perfect for a brow bone highlight. 

Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso
My second tube of this tinted brow gel, it matches my eyebrow color perfectly, and enhances it.  If I am going through a patchy eyebrow phase (I'm sure it happens to all of us on occasion), then I'll supplement the brow gel with a smudge of an eyebrow pencil (usually Boots).  My only gripe is the huge mascara-like brush.  I wish the brush was smaller, because no one has brows that thick.  It's just not possible.
Armani Eyes to Kill 6
I couldn't resist Armani's Eyes to Kill 6.  (Although I hate it when cosmetics companies get lazy and don't name their products and just assign them a number!)  It has flecks of green, gold and brown - flattering to my dark brown eyes.
Tom Ford Bordeaux Lust
I found some Tom Ford makeup and nail polish at my local CCO.  It's a beautiful color but not worth paying full price for.  I was disappointed in the eyeshadows they had there.  So I snapped up this instead. It's a rich, dark and sexy red.  I can't say that it has any more staying power than other brands like Chanel or OPI, though.
Dior Blush Brush
I saw The Natalie Anna use this blush brush in one of her tutorials, and I was smitten!  Big, fluffy makeup brushes are my weakness and this one is no exception. It's certainly not a necessity but it is a lovely brush that buffs color beautifully on the cheeks.
Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit
And finally, Ginger Biscuit by Jo Malone.  It really does have a gingery, fresh baked cookie kind of smell that is very caramelized.  I can't rave about this enough - I think I wore it every day for a week when I first got it. It's very strong, and a little goes a long way.

That is all.

Take care,
The Sassi Wench