Product Review: Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lipstick

I have been really into bold lipstick lately and although I love the colors, they all dry out my lips. My chapstick probably has 3-4 different colors on it by now (gross, I know) because I have to reapply it all the time.

I am SO excited that I have found Guerlain Rouge Automatique because it DOES NOT dry out my lips. It also is the only one I’ve used that actually lasts all day. I normally don’t believe when lipsticks say they last more than an hour…because they don’t. I tried this for the first time yesterday and I reapplied only ONCE (about 8 hours after I first applied) and I didn’t even use my chapstick (which is record breaking for a chapstick addict like myself).

Oh yeah and didn’t I mention it doesn’t even have a cap? You push a piece up the side, the top opens, and the lipstick slides right up. It’s pretty amusing, I’m not going to lie. Do my own lipstick with one hand? Don’t mind if I do…

The shade I’m using is 164 Chamade, and is one of 25 new Spring shades for Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique collection. Available at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations April 2011.

In conclusion, Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique lipstick is: gorgeous color (that I believe would look good on any skin tone), super moisturizing and ACTUALLY long lasting. Hands down my new favorite lipstick!

Kisses! xo

(Yeah I know, I’m lame)

The Best Shoes For A Chicago Spring on Refinery29

I have been racking up some fab shoes for Spring, but unfortunately I don’t believe I will be able to wear them any time soon. Due to the unpredictable Chicago weather, who knows when we’ll be able to rock our open toe shoes?!

Thankfully, there’s Shani Silver (Chicago Editor at Refinery29) to the rescue! She compiled a list of The Best Shoes For A Chicago Spring, and if you’re sick of your clunky boots like I am, I highly recommend you check out this post.

Shrine Chicago to Benefit Japan’s Tsunami Relief

Beginning Friday, March 25th, Shrine Haberdashery (47 E Oak Street ) will contribute 15% of sales to benefit the Salvation Army’s Japan Tsunami Relief Efforts.

The fundraising event is valid in store and online at www.shrinestyle.com until Friday, April 1.


Shrine is a luxury boutique that offers an exclusive collection of the world’s finest men’s accessories including hand crafted Italian leather goods, classic cufflinks and jewelry, and printed silk neck ties.  For more info, visit www.shrinestyle.com.

A great opportunity to stock up on spring accessories for the men in your life while also helping those in need!

Matthew Williamson, Vix Swimwear & The Perfect High Heels

Sorry for my weekend hiatus…I was basking in the sun in Arizona. Now back to reality (which in Chicago is cold, sometimes rain, and always partly cloudy).

The one thing getting me through the week? These amazing sales on Gilt of course! Whether you’re looking for a new pair of shoes, swimsuits for summer, or a new multicolor printed maxi (huge for Spring by the way), Gilt has got you covered.

Vix Swimwear (3/29)- You worked on your bikini bod all winter; now, show it off. Go from pool to party in the versatile, curve-conscious swimsuits, chic cover-ups and vibrant sundresses that rule this collection inspired by the world’s most glamorous beachgoers.

Matthew Williamson (3/30)- These flowered, wispy dresses are detailed with geometric shapes in both subtle and statement-making ways. Pastel pieces are amplified with ruching and intricate beading, which imbues them with a hard, futuristic edge. Rounding it the collection is a complimentary selection of structured jackets in neutrals and muted colors.

The High Heel (3/30)- “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.” So spoke sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, and it’s hard to disagree when you see the sky-high stunners on this Gilt sale. From the classic silhouettes to bolder, adorned styles, these high heels will add a kick to all your wardrobe favorites this season.

Foley &  Corinna (3/31) – Foley + Corinna has emerged as a downtown label with New York’s most wanted bags. Part vintage and part modern, these sumptuous leather satchels standout with their own brand of chic yet playful design. Their classic style bag is perfect because you can wear it folded over with a shoulder strap or carry it by the handle…it will be your go-to bag for any season.

Current/Elliott (4/1)- Is there such a thing as owning too many pairs of jeans? Not when designers keep coming up with styles as compelling as these. The skinny jeans have the ideal bunch at the hems, boyfriend jeans sit at just the right spot on the hips, and jeggings come in several styles—including cropped, with an of-the-moment high waist.

Remember, these sales are for GILT MEMBERS only. So JOIN NOW and get shopping!

Chicago Event: Modern Vintage Spring 2011

Presented by the producers of the Randolph Street Market, Modern Vintage Chicago returns for its second season, on April 16-17, 2011 to the West Loop’s Plumbers Hall. Vintage dealers from Atlanta, New York City, Texas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia along with local dealers will be present, selling their amazing selections of vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories.

If you have never attended Modern Vintage, I HIGHLY recommend going…I promise you won’t regret it. I found some amazing pieces (including 3 gorgeous vintage Fendi pieces of jewelry) at the one in October and it’s so rewarding to get your hands on these rare finds. There’s something for everyone…and at every price point!

Here are the details…hope you can make it!

WHEN:

Saturday, April 16 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 17 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

WHERE:

Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W. Washington Street, Chicago

PRICE:

Discount General Admission Tickets purchased online: $8 (www.modernvintagechicago.com)

Saturday/Sunday General Admission at door: $10

Student tickets with ID: $3 online, $5 at door

MORE INFO: modernvintagechicago.com, call (312) 666-1200 or email  info@modernvintagechicago.com