Product Review: Too Faced Lava Gloss

I'm usually not much of a black eyeliner girl, although I've always kept my eye out for a good one. When you need a black eyeliner, you don't want the one that you have to warm up with your Bic lighter to get it to go on smoothly. Remember that? You know you did it when you were 14.

Well, you can put your Bic away. Too Faced's Lava Gloss in black goes on super smoothly and has amazing wear. I've been using mine almost every day, and really putting it through the paces. I've been working 10 hour days, and most of my eye makeup isn't passing the test. Lava Gloss, however, hangs in there quite well, but isn't difficult to get off at night. A quick swipe with my Sephora Eye Makeup Remover, and it's gone. While I don't normally like paying $16.50 for an eye pencil, this one will last me for a long time and really is worth every penny.


I'm sure that I'm the only one completely addicted to LOLCats. Actually, that can't be true, because some wickedly funny people decided to translate the Bible into LOLCat. SRSLY.
Did you know Ceiling Cat created Earth? Genesis 1 tells us: "1 Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem."
It's the best ever. It's almost as good as my Looking Good for Jesus bag that has been pulled off the shelf in Singapore.

Heading to NYC

I'm leaving Sunday morning for NYC. Does anyone have any places that I simply must go to? I've done a fair amount of shopping in Manhattan, but am always interested in new places. We are staying in Midtown at the New Yorker, but I don't mind going anywhere, espe for good shopping! Any thoughts, ideas, or comments are most welcome!

Franco Sarto "Nail" Pump

Franco Sarto "Nail" Pump

I've loved Franco Sarto ever since I found a pair of gray boots of his on clearance at Nordstrom. Now I go out of my way to look for his shoes because they fit my feet so well and are so comfortable! And for me to decide a shoe is comfortable pretty much elevates it to miracle status - I don't find many shoes comfortable at all. At any rate, these cute spring pumps are just perfect for all the season's dresses out there, and come in black, brown, bright yellow (super trendy right now), and red.

Tom Ford 'Black Orchid' Finishing Oil - Tom Ford Black Orchid - Nordstrom

Tom Ford 'Black Orchid' Finishing Oil - Tom Ford Black Orchid - Nordstrom

I am such a huge fan of Tom Ford's Black Orchid scent. And I hear through the grapevine that this makes a fantastic base oil that mixes well with other tropical scents for layering in the summer. I'm so excited! I am honestly running out to get this tomorrow, I think.

Sandal Shopping Time

I recently threw down a rule at work that stated that we could no longer wear flip flops to the store. Since I own the store, I get to do that sort of thing. But there was some general moaning and groaning (they know who they are!), so I put together a little slideshow of some super sandals that would be a fantastic alternative. I'm just one of those people who think that flip flops are fantastic shoes, when you're at home, the beach, or somewhere ultra casual. Not necessarily at work. This is a new worldview for me, though. Enjoy!

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Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is the founder of online lifestyle websites and She is also known as @retrodiva on Twitter. She specializes in drinking large amounts of espresso, shopping, and enjoying social media. In all of her free time she writes for twice a week, and does various other freelance gigs involving writing, designing, and generally being awesome. While she believes that success is indeed a job in New York, she currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, two children, and two cats and has hung on to her day job.