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Hello, Blowfish B.log readers! Chealsea here again, back to share with you all about my late winter makeup favorites!
1. Urban Decay's Naked Palette // Lately I've been loving this neutrals palette for bright everyday looks, and also for more smokey evening looks. The shades I've gotten the most used out of lately are Virgin, Naked, Buck, and Smog.
2. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Very Cherry // This is a new find, but I swear it's best drugstore red I've found!
3. Smashbox's Baked Fusion Soft Lights in Starburst or Baked Starburst // I have this gorgeous highlighter in Starbust and love the brightness it brings to my face (especially during the dreary winters months). Baked Starbust is also a great option for a warmer glow.
4. Too Faced's La Creme Color Drenched Lip Creams // These lipsticks are so hydrating (very important in the winter), and are super easy to wear! Right now my favorite shade is Stiletto Red!
5. Radiant Cosmetics' Blushes // Blush is a great way to bring a little color to your face, and these Radiant Cosmetic blushes are among my favorites!
What makeup products are you loving right now? I would love to hear your favorites!
Thanks for having me Blowfish Shoes, and until next time!
Hey There! I’m Leslie and I’m the new fish here at Blowfish! I’m originally from St. Louis, Missouri and I just recently moved to California in September. I’ve been at Blowfish for almost a month now; I take care of all the customer service aspects here! If you ever have any questions that need answers or problems that need solving, I’m the one! For my first ever blog post with Blowfish I’ve decided to blog about running! Sounds fun huh?!
Like most of us, my New Year Resolution included fitness goals. So this year I decided to kick it back into fitness gear by taking on the challenge of running for 21 days straight. Last year I challenged myself to get to a level where I could complete this 6.2 mile trail we have back at home in Missouri, and well…I did it! I was in really good shape but unfortunately the winter demons and holiday season got me, they usually do! So to get back on track I took this 21 day challenge to get me where I used to be.
So far I have run 17 of the 21 days, I’ll admit I had to take a couple of Sundays off because my legs were killing me and I definitely needed to relax my muscles. Now I am running 5.5 miles and on day 21 I will run 6 miles. I must say I am proud of myself! I don’t plan on stopping after 21 days at all but I will incorporate other elements into my workouts like weight training, aerobics, and I can’t wait to try Zumba! My goal is to get into great shape, eat healthier and maintain it! Not just to get ready for summer but to overall live a healthier lifestyle, even through those sneaky holidays!
How have you been doing on your 2013 resolutions? Have you been running this year?
Hello, hello! Valentina again!
Today, let’s talk about Paris. It’s such a magical city, winter as well as summer, and at some point in your life you want to be able to say: “Why, yes, I’ve been to Paris…” And while you’re here, you’re going to want to go to all the touristy places (Musée du Louvre, la tour Eiffel…) but if you’ve got some extra time on your hands (it’d say about 2 hours) here are a few thrift stores you must visit if you’re around the metro stop Hotel de Ville (ligne 1). I’ve been there literally three times this week and each time I found something new.
• Free’p’star (8 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie)
This thrift store is amazing. You go in, depending on the hour there can be a ton of people or just a few, you go through all the dresses that are 10 euros, you go through the coats that are 20 – 100 (some authentic Burberry ones or real leather ones are more expensive), and you land in the “1 euro pile”. At first, you think “why even look? It looks disgusting.” Well, my friends, I have found two 1-euro skirts and here is one of them! You need patience.
• Free’p’star (61 rue de la Verrerie)
The same name, but very different for one reason… If you to the tiny space upstairs, you will find a GIANT pile of 1-euro clothing. I just went there yesterday and finally found a red summer dress! The upstairs is hot, messy, packed but worth it. On the ground floor, dresses are 10-20 euros and skirts are 5-10 euros. They have a nice selection of handbags, some real leather. Don’t forget the 1-euro pile on your left as you enter the store. That is where I found two dresses and a skirt the other day.
• Vintage Desir (32 rue des Rosiers)
This is a tiny little thrift store with 10-euro dresses and 5-euro skirts and pants. I’ve never tried on the pants but they’re colorful and so interesting! If you want a hat, go here! I’ve never seen anything for 1 euro but their selection is nice, and walking down rue des Rosiers is worth it.
• Vintage by Ramin (17 rue Sainte Crois de la Bretonnerie)
Yes, this is on the same street as the first Free’p’star. In fact if you put all of these addresses in Google Maps you’ll see how ridiculously close they all are to each other! (and there are more around!) I only recently discovered this store but it’s great. They are well organized (but tiny) and have a 3-euro pile downstairs. The dresses go from 5 to 40 euros and that’s just because they have some pretty awesome ones with intricate sequin & bead designs. I bought a beaded Ann Taylor cropped top for 5 euros there. In fact, they have a small section of beaded tops that go from 5 to 30 euros. It’s so interesting!
Now you’re tired after all that thrifting and you’re looking for a place to sit and rest…
Well, no surprise, there’s a Starbucks at every corner. Go to the one on Rue des Archives and get yourself “un café Americano, s’il vous plaît!” You can also go to any place that has “café” written on the front. That is if you like tiny coffees… I always order “un café allongé”. Coffee should be anywhere from 1,80 to 3 euros depending where you are. Finally, you can just sit down on the Pont des Arts and enjoy the beautiful evening.
Hope this makes you want to come to Paris!
Hello! So I did a DIY for teacup candles, I'm using these little guys as decorations for my wedding & I figured that I'd share with you all how I made them. Be extremely careful when making these since you'll be dealing with hot wax. Most of the supplies you can get at your local craft store or you can buy the supplies online. I went to Hobby Lobby & Oriental Trading Company.
Most of the time when people think of Las Vegas they probably don’t think of work, but Las Vegas holds some super important tradeshows, one being Platform at Magic. Platform showcases a full spectrum of footwear – women’s, kids, and men’s across all categories, trends and pricepoints! It’s a chance to look at discover new brands, check out what existing ones are doing, and even make connections. FN describes itself as a place to see, sell and shop shoes. So of course Blowfish Shoes had to be there.
The show just happened this week and everyone was showing Fall 2013. I had a few meetings, and if you want a little inside look as to what everything looks like and what went on, here are my few shots of the day.
I decided to wear style Quite from our Spring 2013 line! They were so comfy (I wore them for 13 hours straight) Check them out here.
Welcome to Las Vegas! (Has anyone ever been?)
My badge needed to get in!
The view from the entrance, rows upon rows and aisles of shoe brands and shoes!!!
Our Blowfish Shoes booth looking great!
A sneak peek at our Fall 2013 shoes!
What everyone loves to see, a packed booth full of buyers, passers by, our team hard at work!
I hope you enjoyed your little inside look into the shoe business!