#ManicureMonday: Is Rouge Louboutin Worth the Money?

#ManicureMonday, Beauty
rouge louboutin nail polish

Rouge Louboutin, $50.

The good news: Christian Louboutin has launched a beauty line that includes “Rouge Louboutin,” the same fiery red used on the signature soles of Christian Louboutin shoes.

The bad news: It’s $50 per bottle, and it’s backordered everywhere! Don’t ask me how I know this. OK, I was going to buy it as a birthday gift for someone who I know would appreciate it very much. (No, I do not mean myself, my birthday is in June).

Cheryl Wischhover at Fashionista.com tried it and reports: “You can definitely get away with one coat, so if you’re a “classic red” type of lady, you could really stretch that $50 bottle into a lot of wears.” She also mentions that the polish didn’t chip until the fifth day of wear with short nails.

I was also pleasantly surprised by the rave reviews at Sephora.com: 43 five-star reviews and a mere THREE one-star reviews. I’m not sure I’d buy this for myself. The most I’ve spent on nail polish is $23 on a bottle of Chanel, and even that is pushing it, although I do love my Chanel colors.

What do you think of Rouge Louboutin?

 

Jimmy Kimmel Exposes Fashion Week Wannabes

Fashion

Fake it until you make… a fool of yourself?

I have attended exactly one (1) fashion show in my life, and the people I saw there varied from chic to over-the-top. No one wears a name tag, so it’s impossible to tell the difference between a legitimate industry employee and a random dressed like an extra from “Ugly Betty.” (There was orange fur.)

Jimmy Kimmel is here to expose the fakers of the fashion world. His crew interviewed people at fashion week about “lesser-known” fake designers. Tell me more about this Chandler Bing you speak of…

pink office supplies

Pink Friday: My Dream Pink Office

Pink Friday

Welcome to Pink Friday, a new feature in which I share my favorite pink finds from all around the web. For more pink, follow my All Pink Everything board on Pinterest. 

Ordering office supplies is one of my responsibilities at work. We order through Staples, and I’ve gotten a bunch of their breast cancer awareness items for my desk. From the pink paper clips to the pink shoe tape dispenser, a bit of my favorite color brightens up the workday. In my 2012 holiday gift guide for coworkers over at Forever Twenty Somethings, I recommended this jeweled pink mouse, but unfortunately have since gotten rid of it because it wore out after about one year of use. It did attract a lot of compliments, though!

I also have this set of pink castle bookends from Amazon.

My dream home office would have a lot of pink as well. I recently got a (non-pink) desk for my apartment (for $40 on Craigslist!) that I’m excited about. When looking for a chair, I found a few bright pink options:


This pink desk chair from Amazon ($65) is my favorite. It has free shipping with Prime too. Wayfair.com and Walmart also have some nice options.

pink desk chair

Dot & Bo has gorgeous pink chairs, too. This pink chair is on sale for $184.99 and there are several other styles with the same color.

Poppin.com is a cool office supply site that lets you shop by color!  They also have every office item you could possibly want in pink, although it’s pricey. This set of pink supplies is on sale for $100 down from $119.

Of course, you can always head on over to Staples for a pink stiletto shoe dispenser for $9.99.

Where is your favorite place to shop for office supplies?

Remembering 9/11, and The Woman Who Wasn’t There

Life as a twentysomething, new york city

Where were you on 9/11?

I was a junior in high school in Westchester, New York, working on a project for physics in the hallway. I remember what I was wearing: a black Gap favorite T and hot pink capri pants. “Did you know two planes just hit the world trade center?” said a senior walking by. “What?” we said, almost dismissing him. “It’s true,” he said. “They are like, crying, in the front office right now.”

Throughout the day we got more and more updates, each more unsettling than the last, especially because so many peoples’ parents work in the city, and no one’s cell phone was working. Were they dead, or were they safe?

At home, the TV didn’t work either. Just fuzz. I went for an emergency session with my therapist along with my mom and brother. It helped, but for weeks afterward, I felt shaky. Unsafe.

Of course, bad things happen all the time, but always to someone else. Never this close to home. That was what was so scary.

A few weeks ago, I watched this documentary about Tania Head, The Woman Who Wasn’t There. It’s really fascinating how she was able to infiltrate the 9/11 survivors network, even take charge of it, before anyone figured out the truth.

I wasn’t there, but I was close enough.