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polish and such… it’s a beauty post

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I LOVE NAIL POLISH. I used to really hate it because I’ve always been a big tomboy, but lately I am in love with it. I mean, nail polish is probably the least girly of all beauty products, besides, like, foundation.

Here’s my thing about “designer nail polish.” I think it’s worth the money. Yeah, it’s kind of pricey, but the color payoff as well as the lasting ability is pretty great. Plus, don’t little glass bottles with designer names like “Dior” and “YSL” look really chic on a bathroom counter?!

This is Dior’s Lucky. It’s like a pinky red, and I absolutely love it. I’m usually not a fan of reds, but this one is the perfect rosy red. Usually I think reds are kind of older looking, but this is a fun red because there are obvious pink undertones. You could probably wear this color to any occasion -graduation, birthday, school dance, whatever. Granted, if your school colors are red (like mine), it might clash, so beware.

This is Essie in No More Film. I love Essie. It’s the best “cheaper” kind of nail polish. This purple looks amazing -it’s dark enough that you could wear it to work (if your work has strict dress codes), but it’s also not too dark and dreary. I mean, it is springtime!

Deborah Lippmann’s On the Beach. LOVE THIS COLOR. It reminds me of water and the ocean and tropical-ness. I could see wearing this to school and getting tons of compliments.

YSL in Surreal Yellow. Love this. The thing you have to be wary of with yellow polish is that you put on enough coats. One time I was at Nordstrom and this saleswoman came up to me and tried to get me to buy this Deborah Lippmann polish in Yellow Brick Road. The thing with that color is that it’s not opaque; the woman described it to me as a “gel” like coating that was reminiscent of jellybeans. See, I’m not a fan of that because then it looks like you’ve got a yellow nail problem going on unless you put, like, 20 coats of it on. YSL Surreal Yellow is opaque, thank goodness.

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work it out in $tyleeeee, yo.

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Working out. Meh. I woke up at like 7:30 this morning to go to morning Yoga power flow at the yoga place a few blocks from my apartment. UUUUGH, I hate waking up early on Mondays, or any day for that matter. Thankfully, exercising this morning turned out to be pretty great. Plus, I was able to see my friend and get the instructor that I really enjoy having.

Anyway, everyone in class looked really cute in their yoga gear. I just wore my usual black Nike running shorts and a loose t-shirt that I got with “Wisconsin J-School” on the front of it. I AM STYLIN.

My instructor and everyone else (three other people besides myself -it was a small class this morning) wore yoga pants from Lululemon or wherever. Actually, this one girl was decked out head to toe in Lululemon, which costs a pretty penny to say the least. And my friend wore a cute turquoise tank top and brought an adorable bag that definitely looked like the kind of bag I would bring to go hang out with friends -i.e. it was a nice, leather bag.

That’s how I want to look at the gym now. Like, sporty chic. Kind of like how Vanessa Hudgens and all of her Disney Channel friends look like after they come out of their pilates class in LA. They legit rock Valentino bags to the gym. Yeah, as in $1000+ gym bags. That’s taking gym fashion to the next level.

The following are my picks for more stylish gym outfits.

BBV is rocking the hippie workout look, even though those shoes that she is wearing are like skater shoes and probably not the best choice to work out in. Other than the bad choice of sneakers, I like everything about this look. Loose fitting top and bright colored sports bra/tank top, shorts, and a jacket.

I’m not the biggest Carrie Underwood fan, but I do have to say that every time I see her in workout gear, she looks really cute and functional. I LOVE THOSE SHORTS (the same exact kind I wore to yoga today). I also like her choice of shoes -take note Vanessa. Plus, her top is more fitted and cuter than the beefy Hanes T I was wearing this morning. It looks like the fabric is thinner than your regular t-shirt, which is great because it’s breathable. The skulls make it look cute, and I like how she decided to go with the classic black and white.

The Tis is wearing simple black shorts and a tank. I think she looks really cute. She’s kind of going for a sexier gym look, but at the same time, it’s really functional because when you work out you don’t want to have tons of layers on -you might pass out. Ashley also has a nice little tan going on, so she looks overall fantastic. If I was a dude working out, I’d be like “Daaaaamn.” And if I was a girl (I mean, I am, so not “if,” I guess) I’d be like “OMG SHE’S SO CUTE WORKING OUT I HATE HER AND NOW I FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO STARVE MYSELF AND GET A TAN AND GET CUTER WORKING OUT CLOTHES AND TRY TO LOOK AS GOOD AS HER OMG I FEEL SO GROSS AND UGLY IN MY WORKOUT WEAR WHY CAN’T I LOOK LIKE HER? OMG THAT SLUUUUUUUUT” or, you know, something along those lines.

This is Mila Kunis wearing a cute Adidas jacket, legging capris, nike running shoes, and a chic sports bag that actually looks more like a designer bag (which I’m like 100 percent sure it is). She looks awesome and this is an easy look to copy.

This is Mila Kunis again, post workout. She’s wearing those legging capris again, and she looks really cute, of course. Her t-shirt is super cute, and it looks like it’s probably one size larger than if she was using it to wear outside of the gym. She must really like iced coffees too.

There’s nothing more motivating than a cute workout outfit… I mean, besides the being in shape factor.

i feel pretty oh so pretty

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So the Oscars are today, and I’ll probably stream them online or something. But more importantly, we will get to see Oscar dresses! I mean, that’s really the only reason to watch the Oscars, let’s be real. Anyway, here are my predictions of who will be (or rather, should be) wearing what.

This is Elie Saab Couture from the Spring/Summer 12 collection. It’s almost a sickeningly candy pink color, and it’s ultra girly with the flowery frills, but I could see someone like Octavia Spencer totally rocking this dress. It has the perfect boatneck and I think the color would look really stunning against her skin tone. I can guarantee that at least two A/B+ list celebrities will be wearing Elie Saab.

This mint dream is also Elie Saab SS12. Wow. The dress is seriously one of the most gorgeous dresses I’ve ever seen, I mean, LOOK AT IT. Anyway, I could see someone like Anne Hathaway rocking this with her alabaster skin. Or, actually, you know who would look absolutely stunning in this dress? Evan Rachel Wood. Especially with her golden strawberry hair.

This Dress is Marchesa Fall 12. I love how the bottom looks kind of like a cloud. I can see Cate Blanchett working this, or someone who is really skinny and elegant, like Keira Knightly, except I think she’s too young to wear this dress. She needs to wear something more fun, not that this dress isn’t fun, but you know.

This is J. Mendel F12. This dress reminds me of a sexy peacock, is that weird? Yes, it is but you know what? That’s just how I see it. Anyway, I could see Charlize Theron (even though bitch only wears Dior nowadays, WTF) or someone else who is really fashion-y and skinny wearing this. Or Kristen Wiig could potentially pull this off because she’s tall and skinny. Yes, she’s not your typical sexy gal, but maybe tonight she will stun us all.

This Christian Dior Couture Spring/Summer 12 stunner needs to be worn by Rooney Mara. It’s sexy yet scary, in the best way of course. I’m kind of sick of seeing Rooney wear all black, it’s like  “OK WE GET IT ALREADY- YOU WERE LISBETH SALANDER” so I think this would be the best way to change up her look a little bit. It’s still dark and roguish, but it’s a nice plum color and the subtle sparkles around the collar make it something new for Rooney.

So there you have it, my Oscar Dress predictions. Hopefully the dresses this year will be legit.

Golden Oldies

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Well, as Meryl Streep won her twentieth golden globe the rest of the crowd went home empty handed, of course. JUST KIDDING. Some of these sad saps won what I like to call the actual best award of the night, best dressed. Here are my picks for best dressed of the night:

 

Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci

Emma Stone in Lanvin

Shailene Woodley in Marchesa

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Ariel Winter in Dolce & Gabbana

More thoughts after the cut…

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