Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lusts of the Week

Well, fellow beauty chicks ... huge news. After three and a half years as the Copywriter for Ralph Lauren, I am taking on a new job next week as the Copywriter for Bergdorf Goodman! I'm movin' on up -- literally -- as it's, coincidentally, in the same building as my current position but on a higher floor. (At least I won't have to give up walking to work!) So this week is filled with tearful goodbyes, lots of packing (who knew you could cram so much into a tiny office?) and, of course, a few Lusts of the Week along the way!

M.A.C, MAC Cosmetics, M.A.C Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo, eyeshadow, eye shadow, makeup, eye makeup
M.A.C Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo ($21 each at After playing with these duos in both Fresh Green Mix and Odd Couple this week, I think I may have found the new love of my life. I totally love the striations of color waltzing throughout the oversized tin of shadow. Each one is made up of three different shades that come together to create some truly unbelievable washes of color across the lids. My fave is definitely Odd Couple, whose mix of lavender, bronze and gold creates a subtly sheer shade of shimmery taupe. The first time I wore it, I got compliments on my eyes all night! Totally worth keeping. These are limited edition, so while they're all still available on M.A.C's website, I'm sure they won't be for long.

Frederic Fekkai, Frederic Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream, hair, hair products
Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream ($34 at My true savior of the summer. Whether I'm going for a sleek blowout or just pulling my tresses back in a bun, this cream makes my hair seriously shiny. Formulated with olive oil, this baby makes getting ready in the morning easy with no muss, no fuss. I love that my hair doesn't feel slick, greasy or crunchy -- it still looks and feels utterly shimmery and soft. But my favorite attribute? Absolutely no flyaways or frizz. I have been amazed every day, especially those lovely ones that are 95 degrees with a thousand percent humidity. Never have my locks been so glossy, so lustrous, so utterly manageable!

FitFlop, FitFlop Walkstar, sandal, flip-flop, fashion
FitFlop Walkstar ($59.99 at Unless you've been living under a rock recently, chances are you've heard of the FitFlop. Designed to stimulate your muscles with a multi-density midsole and micro-wobbleboard technology, they aim to lift your booty, tone your thighs and strengthen your core. I've been wearing them for the last couple of weeks, and while I don't know whether I'm more toned just from wearing these or from my extra workouts at the gym, I definitely think the cushiony sole makes them comfy for long walks around the city! Plus, being up a little higher means I don't have dirty tootsies when I get home.


  1. i love your list this week! i have yet to even try the fit flops although i read about them all of the time!

    congrats (again) on the new job! :D

  2. Thanks Monique! You should definitely try them, they're better than flat flip-flops to walk around in for sure. And thanks for the congrats! :)

  3. Congrats on the literal raise! :)

  4. Oh yeah. I'm getting the fit flops. I love how they made Walk Star II that are shiny and metallic. So cute!

  5. i loveeeeeee that glossing cream too. it's so insane how well it works!
    love your blog btw =)

  6. I love the M.A.C eyeshadow.

    Sam - /

  7. Super Congrats on the new job. I saw it listed in Fash. Week Daily's dispatch last friday. Go girl.

    I have jumped in and am twittering now. Under my blog name, if you want to " follow"

    PS are you going to the Obagi launch? I rsvp'd for Tues.
    Of course it's going to be 100 out, that should be fun.

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  9. Congrats Jamie!!! Enjoy your new job - I'm sure you will! Love your lusts this week too :)

  10. I have been wanting to try the Fit Flops because I've heard so much about them, now you have me wanting to get them!
    Congrats on the new job and good lick! : )

  11. I know you have already started your new job but congrats to you on such an amazing position!