SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood

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What happens when two of your favorite people come together to create your favorite accessory?  A magical, epic trifecta of #shoepornthursday, of course!  Enter Donald ‘Drawbertson’ Robertson, creative director of Estée Lauder & who was also dubbed the “Andy Warhol of Instagram“.  Just take a look (if you have been hiding under a rock and haven’t yet) at his whimsical illustrations on Instragram (@DonaldDrawbertson)  and try not to smile (spoiler alert: it won’t work).  So naturally, when I noticed some of his art on the one and only Brian Atwood‘s heels, I got super giddy (’cause, duh).

Check these bad boys, known as “Gitte Lips“, out for yourself, available in three different styles.

First, the platform sandal style, which would look fabulous paired with wide-legged dark denim jeans and a tucked in white blouse.

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $925

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $925

Or, there’s the cage-inspired sandal design:

Donald “Drawberston” Robertson x Brian Atwood, $895

Donald “Drawberston” Robertson x Brian Atwood, $895

And finally, the very classic, closed-toe, high-enough-but-not-overtly-high, “I have an ankle-strap I’m so freaking adorable” pump:

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $850

Donald Robertson x Brian Atwood, $850

 

Personally, I love the pump pictured first (which may or may not be because of a recent unhealthy chunky heel obsession).  What do you think of the collab?  Are you a Donald Robertson obsessee, like me?

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Beauty: The Best Lip Products You’ll Ever Try

Undoubtedly, I am a product junkie and then some.  Unfortunately, I’m a sucker for good packaging so I’ve tried many products, some of which are hits, and some of which are misses.  However, after years of trying everything from stains to liners to plumpers, I’ve finally lowered down my favorites!  They’re universally flattering and long-lasting.

Lip products

Best Multitasker: Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick

Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick in Coral, $22

Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick in Coral, $22

Since I came across the Color Stick, I fell in love instantly with the colors and the lasting hydration it gave.  If I were on a desert island and I could only have one make-up product, this would be it, hands down.  The color is subtle, yet lasting, and you can use it on your cheeks for a beautiful glow.  I keep one in my makeup bag, and in my purse for those times when I need to apply some make-up in a rush.  The coral is my favorite, and it’s a universally flattering shade.

Best Lip Balm: Bliss Fabulips Softening Lip Balm

Bliss Fabulips Softening Lip Balm, $16

Bliss Fabulips Softening Lip Balm, $16

This lip balm is my favorite, as it feels lightweight and smooth going on.  It hydrates and softens, without leaving that greasy residue many lip balms add.  And if your lips are flaky, Bliss’ Fabulips line of lip cleansers and exfoliators also work like magic!

Best Lipstick: Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstacy Lipstick, $34

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstacy Lipstick, $34

This stuff looks amazing, and have a billion or so different flattering shades.  My favorite part: It’s one of the longest-lasting lipsticks I’ve ever used.

Best Lipliner: Giorgio Armani Lipliner

Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Lip Pencil, $30

Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Lip Pencil, $30

Similarly to the Giorgio Armani lipstick, this stuff lasts forever, and looks absolutely amazing.  I use it religiously, and the pencils last forever!

Best Lip Gloss: NARS Lip Gloss

NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, $26

NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, $26

I use the 3rd one in from the left, called Cantaloupe.  I love how shiny it is, and the color stays true (and blends gorgeously over the Josie Maran Color Stick).  It’s infused with nourishing ingredients that fight free-radicals and enhance your lips.  Bonus: The applicator works as a lip brush for precise touch-ups.

What are your favorite lip products?