Bringing Back The 90’s – Rebel’s Market

I feel like this isn’t the first of the “bring-back-the-90s” campaigns of late – Vogue.com was also reminiscing about the oddities of the Runway back when I was in my tweens. . .but in a way, how can you not miss it? (I never really thought I’d say that.) There was just SO much attitude.

Rebel’s Market also seems to be taking a trip down memory lane…  I came across my own combat boots while posting this – how a la mode am I!? *lol* 

The header was priceless – I mean who else would it be?  Cry-Baby, naturally.

Remember the oversized plaid shirts?  Should I even admit that I owned them?  It was cool to look slovenly, and devoid of any figure back then, but I’m not sure I could pull of “unkempt” at my age.

Docs.  Yes, Doc Marten’s were “the” cat’s meow.  A friend of mine in high school had a pair she bought in Egypt – dark purple velvet with a mass of rubber cylinders for a heel – totally avant grade (and therefore badass.)  I thought the petrol leather ones were awesome too – all sorts of renegade.

There was something to be said for witchery too, back in the day – for me it’s EVERY day, but I get that some only hop on the wagon when things “trend!”  Sporting moon phases, obscure (or obvious) phrases in other tongues… Smokey eyes and brick red lips.  Yep, all par for the 90’s course!

If you feel like delving back into the sea and reliving those years (provided you were living at ALL at that time), Rebel’s Market has “gone” there…  Dive in!  The clothing is warm!

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year 2016 Collection Review

The link below is a reposting of a great post from Beautizine.com.  Not only is it product photo rich, but there are some wonderful swatches.

The palettes contain some lovely, primarily pastel and gentle watercolor shades – both wearable and soft, but also edgy in their own right.  

The glosses are also gorgeous, though there I find some less able to translate to daily wear.  

As for the lipsticks, those feel too “unreal” for me – they’d work for Lil’ Kim and Lady Gaga, absolutely, but short of being a pop star, the colors there are tough!

My posts related to Pantone and Sephora are here, and here.

Here’s the post!

Lime Crime Perlees

Lime Crime just launched a new lippie, as much a “wow”er as their ever-edgy shades and formulations.  

This one is called Perlees – a glowing matte pearl lipstick in some wearable…and some more shocking…hues, with names like Asphalt and Mirage and Penny (yes, very much like the copper cent!)  

You wouldn’t expect less, would you?!

This formula is sure to get you noticed and, I’m willing to bet, it would look pretty bada$$ in a photo shoot!

Rock it?  

I’d go for Third Eye myself (above!)

Nyx Rocker Chic

Nyx’s new Rocker Chic Palette comes in three colorways, and can be snagged Nyx’s website or Ulta:

  • Heart Of Gold
  • California Dreaming
  • Tainted Love
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Each palette houses five eye shadows, though two (California Dreaming and Tainted Love) are far edgier with the color combinations.  The case is covered in pyramid studs (of varying metal finishes), in case you forget this is all about being “bold” and rocking out… I know it’s more fun to have interesting packaging but I always think about carrying things around – slimmer the better for me.  That said, you may feel saucier pulling this out if you are in a crowd! 😉

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nyxcosmetics.com

Kiko Power Pro Lacquer

Kiko Milano has new, limited edition shades in the Power Pro Nail Lacquer for the Autumn / Winter season.  

 

 

The ten new shades, enhanced with “iridescent pearls,” wear in a satin semi-matte finish and range from professionally-polished, to bold, to full-on edgy.

 

 

Per Kiko: 

“Each of the delicate, elegant colours is precisely formulated to maximize the pigments’ application, coverage and performance. Applying the nail lacquer is quick and easy, thanks to the bristle-packed brush. It’s simple to take the perfect amount of product and brush it on the nails without leaving streaks.”

D&G’s Rainbow Lace

I not only love that Dolce & Gabbana’s is doing Taormina lace…which can be everything from haute, to edge to elegant, to sexy rock ‘n’ roll…but that they are offering so many gorgeous (and WEARABLE!) shades!  

They could go with an evening gown, but then who wants to compete?!  

If you are feeling edgy, wear them with light-colored denim and a tee (rock royalty?!)

More professional?  Pair them with tapered khaki pants for the office

Or toss them on with an all-black, evening-out ensemble to jazz things up with a jolt of vibrant color. 

These lovely ladies are bedecked with large-scale brooches, sporting “bright bezels” – “they’re so happy!” as my mother would say.  

Decadent, absolutely.  

Show-stopping, 100%.  

And SO much fun. 😀

I find the colors to be right on point – perfect, representative shades of each color group. The array of nudes – from deeper, to pink-hued, to cream – is stunning, and will work on a variety of skin tones.  Black is a must-have, of course (you can choose from a variety of heel heights, by the way, adding to Dolce’s points!)

There’s also a true, blue-based red that’s divine, fiery orange, watery teal and powder blue… All just beautiful.

Emerald and cobalt are also accounted for, as well as a golden yellow, bright red, peach, and regal purple.  

The colors, to me, are what really make this line perfection – I don’t ordinarily wear color on my feet, but these are such statement shoes that stepping out (no pun – honestly! – intended) is absolutely warranted.