Friday, April 29, 2011

NOTD: That’s Duchess Catherine, to you


In honour of the excitement over the royal wedding today, butterLondon’s No More Waity, Katie is the nail polish du jour.  This special-edition polish has a semi-sheer greyish purple (grurple? prey?) base with lavender glitter.  Waity, Katie has gotten hot and cold reviews in the blogosphere.  It’s either loved or hated, and I am on the ‘love’ side.  Using a heavy hand, I can get it opaque in two coats, although in the pictures below I added a third.  Check it out!


No More Waity, Katie is available exclusively through butterLondon’s website,

How are you celebrating William and Catherine’s wedding day? 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunshine and Marc Jacobs

After a couple of days of scary storms the sun is back out in Charlotte!  I took full advantage of the weather and pulled out one of my favorite spring tops, along with my new favorite sandals.



Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Jeans: Joe’s Rocker Flare

Shoes: Steve Madden ‘Fantasik’ (these are verrrry similar to the Stuart Weitzman ‘Alex’ sandals that are all the rage among celebs right now)

Sunglasses:  Marc by Marc Jacobs

Bag:  Marc Jacobs Collection

Monday, April 11, 2011

A-England nail polish: Elaine and King Arthur

A few weeks ago I stumbled across a relatively new nail varnish line called a-england.  Created by former fashion designer Adina Bodana, this line celebrates the gothic romance of the legend of Camelot.  Smitten with the pictures I saw on other blogs, I placed an order. 

First up is Elaine, an AMAZINGLY beautiful purple cream.  I have quite a few purple creams in my collection, all of which lean more toward black, especially indoors.  Elaine is the only one that I have that looks purple in every light!!  
This polish applied like a dream; it’s somewhat thin but not runny or streaky.  For such a dark color, it was remarkably easy to work with.  This was two coats.

Next is King Arthur, a smoky charcoal with multicolor sparkles.  I’ve been looking for *the* perfect dark grey polish for ages now, and I think this one is IT. 
Just like Elaine, application of this one was a snap.  Both colors wore well; I easily got 4 or 5 days out of them before minor tip wear started to show. 
I also picked up Lady of the Lake, which seems to be one of the more popular polishes from the collection.  It’s a unique purple holo, which I’ll post pictures of later this week.  I am in LOVE with these polishes, and I will be going back for a second order soon!  Customer service is amazing, and shipping from the UK is reasonable and FAST!!
The line is 3 free and not tested on animals.
Check them out at .  For another week or so, you can ‘like’ them on Facebook and receive a code for 20% off your purchase.  They are DEFINITELY worth taking a peek at.