Thursday, October 21, 2010

Random Featuring Maybelline Falsies Mascara Review & Jimmy Choo for Uggs Launch Event at Selfridges

I'll be honest... generally I'm taking cues from some of my fellow bloggie friends when it comes to mascara! In the past I've taken cues from Pretty In Pink Megan and Posh Shasta who now writes for Cupcake Mag. Their previous suggestions have led me to try mascaras by YSL and Dior, most of which I have loved, some of which I'm still using! So when the Blogosphere blew up over Maybelline Falsies Mascara, I became intrigued! All my bloggie buddies have raved about it so you can imagine how excited I was when I saw it in the drugstore during my first week in London! Such things were not readily available to us in the islands so I snatched it up, even though I didn't really need it!

I love this mascara! It's easy to apply, doesn't feel super thick like Diorshow and makes my lashes look very long! I don't think it has the same va va va voom as my old standby, Diorshow, but it's pretty darn close, a lot cheaper, easier to apply and less gooey! I particularly like the effect on my bottom lashes, which look longer and more visible than ever... generally I can't get them to look this good! I will definitely use this product again, specifically since it's so much cheaper and it delivers fabulous results! Why pay double?

So this is totally random, but isn't Mr. Julep cute? This is him on his first day of work heading off to the office! I'm so proud of my fella!

This week's nail color is OPI's Ski Teal We Drop, which I love! It's a fabulous teal color that's perfect for fall! Also, the update is, I actually trimmed my nails down (a little too short actually) and this is the first time in years I've had to do that! I do believe the biting has stopped!!! YAY!!!

I picked up some November issues this week of Elle UK, Instyle UK and my new favorite, Tattler! I love how they give you free stuff when you buy a magazing here!!! Lipgloss here, handcream there, and some mags have free samples! Loves it!

Yesterday was a big day. Here is my OOTD.

Navy Sweater Dress: Monsoon, Cotton Blend Grey Ribbed Tights: H&M, Scarf: Alexander McQueen, Black Buckle Wedges: Nine West, Blue Ring: Boots, Earrings: Gift

After getting ready, I rode the tube alone for the first time to Picadilly Circus to meet my friend for lunch. We ate at a place called Prezzo and it was delicious! Good girlie conversation too!

When I left Picadilly, I could've tubed to Oxford Street where the event was being held, but I had a few hours to kill and decided to explore a little, so I got off at Covent Garden. It's amazing there and I can't wait to take Mr. Julep! It was like getting off the tube in Italy!

Most people have heard of Covent Garden because that's where the Royal Opera House is.

There are loads of places to eat... I just couldn't get over the size of these Paella pans!

The street artists are fantastic. This man had no shoes on and he must have been freezing!

After a few hours I headed to Selfridges and signed in. I was given this oh so attractive wrist band to wear and told to go upstairs right away. When I arrived, there was no one there to direct me and thinking I'd basically seen it all, I nearly left. I went to get one last picture of the set-up and was told to get in line, so I thought oh, there must be more to this... well, there really wasn't. Basically I could've tried on these boots and bought them if I fancied paying upwards of 500 pounds for a pair of Uggs... so I waited in line for over 30 minutes to find out there wasn't anything more to see and the champagne they passed out wasn't quite worth it. They only allowed 3 or 4 people at a time into the pop-up store and hundreds were waiting... crazy! But it was a great experience and I got some photos for ya, so enjoy!

These black ones were my favorites and I might have considered them except that the calves were so small, I'd have to cut mine in half to fit into them...

As I was leaving Selfridges, I was a bit shocked by the amount of people in line just waiting to get into Louis Vuitton! There were lines on both entrances of the boutiques... it was very odd as well since there seemed to be only 1 or 2 people in the boutique at a time. Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like this is a marketing endeavor to me. All we have heard about for weeks are the queues at LV... crazy!
So, what do you think of the Jimmy Choo Uggs? Will you be buying a pair soon? Do you like them? I have to say, while I'm not completely repulsed and I do think they're kind of cute, I'm not really a huge fan... would love to hear what you think!

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  1. I'm with you on the Jimmy Choo Uggs. They are cute, but maybe a little too flashy for my taste. Not to mention, probably too expensive for my wallet! Ha!

  2. I'm going to try that masacara!

    It looks like you're having so much fun in London. Jealous!!

    I don't get the whole Uggs/Jimmy match up. Ridiculous!


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