Thursday, January 20, 2011

Outfit of the Day and China Glaze Avalanche

Well, so far, one of my themes for 2011 has been to "make the most of what I have." I was organizing my shoe collection over the weekend (yes, long before I became obsessed with makeup, my first love was shoes!). I pulled out a pair of Max Studio faux snakeskin sandals that I bought on clearance over a year ago and still haven't worn (awful, I know). It's because I always go for the more comfy or easier-to-match shoes, and end up wearing the same things over and over... It's just fashion laziness. In fact, I sometimes do the same thing with makeup and reach for the same items day in and day out just because they are close at hand, and not really because they are the best choice. So I promised myself to make an effort to be more creative with my wardrobe and makeup collection and show a little love to those neglected items that have been stashed away.

Below is a look at a quickly thrown-together outfit for daytime, along with some photos of one of China Glaze's older polishes, Avalanche, from the Winter 2007 Ski collection. It's a metallic chrome that is a cross between violet, gunmetal and blue. The formula is a bit thick and does show a lot of brush-stroke marks, which is too bad, because the color is quite pretty. I think it looks especially great with denim, but would also look nice with black, gray or navy.

And, on an unrelated note, NARS Spring 2011 is now available at! Currently shipping is free with a $25 purchase. I've been awaiting the new eyeshadow trio Calanque -- it is marked as sold out, but there is a message that more stock is coming soon. I am also looking forward to seeing the polish Desperado, the Hollywoodland shadow pencil, and the Nouveau Monde shadow duo.

Pink lace-trimmed tank and jeans from the Gap, open cardigan by Absolutely (Creative Worldwide) from Nordstrom BP, shoes: Max Studio.

Max Studio "Xian" sandal

Even more bottle photos - this may be overkill, but I can never choose just one! 


I like the look of the weathered wood of the picnic table in the photo above.

As I was taking the photo below there were many bees buzzing nearby and I was hoping one of them wouldn't land on me. :)

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone!


  1. totally love the polish color :)

  2. I'm totally like you and have tons of items in my closet that I've never worn! Those heels are cute and I like the tones of the outfit.



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