Saturday, October 30, 2010


So I got a check back from the company that I was leasing my truck from and I went shopping for some clothes. I hit up American eagle and grabbed a few things.

First, I got the artist jeans that I linked in a previous article that are the exact ones worn in vampire diaries. That link is to a light colored pair- I got one that had a super dark wash on it. They fit awesome and look great.

Then I grabbed a couple camisole tanks that were on sale, one in a purple wine color and the other in a dark blue.

Lastly, I grabbed a really cute sweater that looked like an awesome dupe to one I had seen worn in the vampire diaries. (I went and rechecked the scene and it's not an exact dupe, but I still think its great, so I'm going to be keeping it) The sweater is in the same purple wine color and is just awesome.

I wish they had more colors in the camisole's and had some long sleeve v-neck shirts, but I'm satisfied with what I got. I think I'll be hitting up forever21's site for some basics later.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

I had gotten a sample of this and I just tried it last night. OMG! I love it. I accidentally got a bit in my hairline and eyebrows and that was a pain to remove, but other than that I love it. It's a mask that you need to spread out rather quickly becaue it does dry pretty fast. Once it dries, it stays very close to the skin, you'll need to be patient when beginning to peel becasue the edges don't curl on their own like some other masks I've used. Once you get it started you should be fine, but bear in mind it does stick to the skin rather well, so don't get any on the tender area around your eyes.
Some people complain that you have to put on a superthick layer, but i put on a relatively thin layer and it still worked great for me.
Once I had pulled it all off and then rinsed off the bit in my hairline my skin was just soooo smooth and soft. There was absolutely NO tightness like some masks will leave you with.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Updated the theme

I updated the theme because the old one was making issues with the formatting of posts.

More things to buy

So first of all- I checked the page of the lady who made my Elena necklace to see if she's offering a Caroline ring. No she's not, but when I e-mailed her she said that she was totally willing to do a custom order. It's a bit expensive, but if the ring is made to the same standards as the necklace, then it would be totally worth it. I'm still thinking about it.

Moving on. I'm adding some more things to my my list of clothes to buy. These ones are gonna be mostly duplicates of the originals that will be much cheaper.

First up- A ribbed lace tank. I found a perfectly acceptable dupe on sale at Macy's. The color selection leaves something to be desired, though.

There is another one, essentially the same item, at blue canoe. The color selection is much better, but the shirt is more expensive- 17.00.

I found a semi-acceptable alternative for Elena's denim jacket. However, it doesn't appear to fit as well as the original, but it is only 70.00.

Another possible alternative to that denim jacket is this one from Levi. It appears to fit better and is less, but it is a cropped version. (A re-examination of photo's shows that Elena's jacket also appears to be cropped, making this the better alternative) At only 42.00:

This one isn't a dupe, it's the actual item she wears in the show. Lemme tell you, it sure is nice to find something that the average person can afford. At 40.00, the american eagle jeans she's wearing in a episode at the beginning of S2:

There is also a slightly worn version that is supercute. They're not what she's wearing, but I personally love them and would consider them over what she's wearing, even thought they're ten dollars more.

I saved the most expensive for last. Unfortunately, any leather jacket is going to be expensive, but I do not feel like dropping 600 for a piece of clothing. And I won't. I did find an alternative for Elena's leather jacket- This is a pretty nice similar jacket. You can pay 240 for a black version, or 143 for a faded black version. The sleeves are longer, but that's acceptable.

Aaannndd... that's gonna be all for now. I'm still looking for an acceptable dupe of the purse from my last post, but I'm afraid that I might have to shell out the full price for it if I really want it.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Shopping list

So I want to try adn find duplicates for stuff from Elena Gilbert's wardrobe. I like the style that they've given her. Girly, but not slutty or obnoxiously feminine. A little touch of tough. Anywho- Here's some links to some of her stuff. Only problem- the price tags. So I'm on the lookout for cheaper versions, and have asked a guys who's good at shopping to try and find me inexpensive duplicates.