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So I don’t usually do a lot of beauty posts, since the beauty department definitely isn’t my area of expertise. I still consider contouring to be a strange magic that takes you from war paint to Kim Kardashian with just blending. How do you not end up looking like a Picasso? I may never know. But I digress…

Every now and then I find a product that makes the grueling world of primping a little easier. Today that product is YSL’s nail polish. Usually I don’t even bother painting my nails because it’s too messy. Maybe you guys will relate to this… I have to paint on about 5 layers of polish to get the color to be opaque, it’s time consuming and messy, and the polish pools around my cuticles and takes forever to dry. I usually end up smudging or denting it on accident later in the day and just give up and take it all off.

This nail polish is totally different. One coat of their “rouge pop art” red and I am good to go. I also manage to not look like a toddler after their first finger painting endeavor once I’m done. I’m not sure if this is due to a difference in the bottle’s design or maybe in the consistency of the polish itself but regardless this is an added bonus. I loved it so much I recently got the coral color as well.

What do you think? Do you guys have a favorite nail polish?

Have a great day!

Hey, Everyone!

I’m not sure if this post exactly falls under the “Fashion Food Fotos” umbrella, but I was given the opportunity to watch the premiere of the new comedy “Selfie”, starring Karen Gillan before it airs tomorrow night on ABC, and I wanted to share my opinion on it so as to help you navigate the overwhelming Television overload that is premiere week (month?).

I am a huge fan of Karen Gillan and her work on the BBC show “Doctor Who” and so I was excited to see some of what she has been up to since then. Needless to say, this is not a British scifi show about time travel. Gillian’s character, Eliza Dooley, is an ugly duckling turned Instagram-famous, self-obsessed swan. It turns out Karen is scary good at speaking in hashtags and looking almost brain dead while trying to listen to other people speak about anything that doesn’t involve herself. The episode is borderline hard to watch at times and even as a 22 year old, I had some trouble keeping up with all the abbreviations and internet slang that Eliza works into daily conversations. However, Eliza is given a rude awakening (spoilers, heh heh get it?) when she is thoroughly embarrassed in front of all of her coworkers and none of her “friends” try to help her.

This prompts Eliza to ask Henry Higgs (played by John Cho) to help her re-brand herself into someone people can genuinely like and not just double tap on their Instagram feed. Higgs has just successfully re-branded a product at the pharmaceutical company where Eliza is the top sales rep and he accepts the unusual challenge and the scene is set for the rest of the series. In case you hadn’t picked up on this already, the show is meant to be a modern day Pygmalion.

As an episode I would say that this is nothing special. But I am hoping that the show becomes better as Eliza’s makeover progresses, a la the aesthetics of America Ferrera in Ugly Betty. I will probably tune in for a couple more episodes, but I wouldn’t let this take priority over other prime time premieres. Watch it online after it airs on Tuesday.

I’ve included the trailer above! Are you guys going to tune in? Let me know what you think in the comments =)

This feels like a great excuse for celebratory cupcakes

Wow! There are 200 of you. Actually, there are already 220 of you. I know that in the grand scheme of things that isn’t that many people, but I just wanted to take a moment and thank you guys for following FFF. Right now the website is just a hobby, but it’s nice to know that other fashion fanatics out there agree with my opinions and like my content enough to keep coming back for more. =) Thank you again, you guys are awesome.

What is everyone planning for the weekend? Cupcakes?

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Hello, Everyone!

Just wanted to share the latest and greatest sale item that I purchased. I’ve been drooling over these Armani cut out black suede slingback pumps for a long time now, so imagine my excitement when they popped up in my size at the Wrentham Outlets! At 70% off they were still a pretty penny, but they used to be a pretty nickel so I would consider that a win, don’t you?

They are surprisingly comfortable for the height of the heel and I can’t wait to break them out for a nice dinner or swanky bar.

If you don’t live near one of the outlets, you can check them out on the Armani website, here.

Where do you guys find the best sales?

Have a great day!

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Ok, so I’ve actually had an affinity to Gray Malin’s work for awhile now without even knowing it. I’ve seen a few photographs of beaches taken from above and I really love looking at the speckled colors of everyone’s towels and umbrellas. Then I saw a sale with these prints on One Kings Lane and it turns out they are by the same person! These were taken in Bolivia, in the largest salt flat in the world, Salar de Uyuni, at an elevation of 12,000 feet. I guess this elevation allows the camera to reach a higher color temperature than is usually possible (7,000 kelvins), making the prints capture a brightness that is beyond what the eye would normally see. I would love to see what people would look like under these conditions. Fashion magazines take note: this would make a great location for a photo shoot!

Obviously the colors in these photographs are amazing, but I also love the other-worldliness quality that they have. He is obviously playing off of the unique location but also keeping it simple. Not too busy, not too complicated, but still out-of-the-box and thought provoking. Obsessed.

What do you guys think? You can check out his website here (he actually also makes phone cases and wallpaper!) and take a look at some of his prints for sale on One Kings Lane here!

Have a great day!

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Providence, RI

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Save the Bay Headquarters, RI

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Damriscotta Lake, ME

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Sunset in my home town

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East Beach, RI

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Camden, ME

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Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport RI

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Newport, RI

Hello, everyone!

I just thought I would mourn the official loss of Summer 2014 with a few photos from my Instagram that were taken throughout the season.

Have a great day!

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Hello, everyone!

I purchased these a couple weeks ago from The Outnet (great discounts!) and it occurred to me I had not put them up on the blog yet. I have to say, they are not the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn, but boy are they pretty 😍. Despite their cab-to-curb-only status I can’t wait to break these puppies out for something. I don’t even care that I’ll be 6’4″ haha.

Do you have a pair of shoes that you love even though they aren’t that comfortable?

Have a great day!

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