Fashion

Fashion Friday: J. Crew Wool Topcoat

The weather is getting cooler, so it’s definitely time to think about winter coats. I tend to gravitate towards moto jackets, so I wanted to try to branch out for this post and find a different style of coat. While browsing Nordstrom’s website, I found this gem: the J. Crew Olga Boiled Wool Topcoat in red which retails for $270.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

Before we get into the review, I do have two random thoughts:

  1. When did Nordstrom start selling J. Crew things?
  2. Whose idea was it to call this gorgeous coat the “Olga Boiled Wool Topcoat” which sounds terrible?

Anyway, on to the real review!

First, the color is beautiful! This vibrant red is sure to make you stand out! Also, I think the black buttons are a great addition since they contrast nicely with the red. The overall cut and length of the coat seem very fashion forward, and it’s sure to keep you really warm! My only fear is that petite gals like myself might find the length a bit unflattering. Finally, those pockets are deep enough to carry so many secrets and all your extra stuff!

Would you wear a coat this length or do you prefer a different style? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, nails

Sally Hansen + Crayola Nail Polish

It’s no secret that I adore the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polishes. It’s already a great product because you just need one or two coats which dry super quickly and then you are good to go. These products are perfect for the gal on the go. However, the product is even better now that there is a new range which is a collaboration with Crayola! Behold the Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection. These polishes retail for about $5 at Ulta and most drugstores.

I purchased the three shades seen above, and I have ZERO regrets! The shades (in order from left to right) are Razzmic Berry, Shimmering Blush, and Metallic Seaweed. I love that they are all so metallic and shimmery but have no chunky glitter. They’re pretty and catch the light so well. Plus, I adore how quickly they dry. Yes, they do tend to chip easily, but it’s so easy to fix since they dry super quickly.

Are you embracing metallic nails this fall or is there a different polish trend that you adore? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Makeup

NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette

I am finding myself obsessed again with contouring. I love working with light and shadows to help create an optical illusion with my makeup to look just a bit better (slightly more angular and alive). During the summer, I find that I use cream products for contouring, but now that winter is coming, I wanted to find a powder alternative. During the latest Sephora sale, I decide to indulge a bit and buy a fantastic palette: the NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette which is a limited edition Sephora exclusive that retails for $42.

This product is mentioned in my Sephora Holiday Sale YouTube Video – so definitely check that out for more first impressions!

First off, I adore the packaging with this product. It is so shiny and textured and interesting. However, that’s nothing compared to the amazing performance of the actual product. Now, I’m a very pale person, but these shades are nearly universally flattering, so even I can pull off this bronzer without looking muddy. The NARS Laguna bronzer is great for contouring because it adds depth without sparkle. This matte brown with no orange undertones is great for contouring the nose and under the cheekbones because the shade will create natural shadows (unlike some orangey or glittery bronzer which might actually make you look a bit swollen where you want to create depth and shadow).

The Orgasm blush is a beautiful pinky coral that looks like a natural flush of color which blends so well into the apples of the cheeks. It’s complemented nicely with the accompanying Orgasm highlighter which adds some great light and is a slightly warm champagne (but it’s not too warm – so even my cool complexion reacts well to it).

The powders in this palette are fantastic. They’re finely milled and blend very well. All of the shades apply lightly and can be built up as much as you’d like. That makes this the perfect product for even beginners to contouring because it allows for such control. Overall, I just can’t recommend this palette enough!

What are some of your favorite contouring products? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, hair, nails

Sunday Vlog: Biggest Beauty Blunders

Today’s Sunday Vlog is all about my top 3 Biggest Beauty Blunders:

These are the products mentioned in today’s video:

Kiss imPRESS Manicure Press On Nails ($8)

John Frieda Precision Foam Color ($14)

Thanks for watching!

-XO Tiffy

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Fashion

Fashion Friday: Halogen Anastasia Glitter Flats

Welcome to another Fashion Friday! I am fully entrenched in the holiday spirit, and every time I shop online, I keep searching for fun things that would stand out at a holiday party. Recently, on Nordstrom’s website, I found these gorgeous shoes: the Halogen X Atlantic-Pacific Anastasia Double Strap Flats which retail for $99.95.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

First, I LOVE the fact that glitter is pink hued. The rosie tint is super pretty and sure to stand out. I also adore the two straps adorned with tiny pearls in the corners. The embellishments and straps make these seem classier than the average ballet flat. Finally, the pointed toe really pulls the look together. Overall, I am obsessed with these shoes!

What are your go-to shoes for holiday parties? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Makeup

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

Now that the Sephora Holiday Sale is over, I can focus on the amazing things I bought. One thing that I have no regrets buying is the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette which retails for $49.

I am obsessed with these beautiful pinks and purples! This palette contains 12 amazing shades for a whole range of looks from subtle to dramatic. One great thing about Urban Decay shadows is that they are incredibly blendable and easy to work with. They look so smooth on the lid and will last literally all day long! The pigmentation is also super vibrant! About half of the shades are matte and the others have some shimmer, but there’s no chunky glitter. All the sparkle is very finely milled but still catches the light beautifully.

When Naked Heat came out, I passed on it because it seemed way too warm to go with my cool-toned complexion. I’m so thrilled that Urban Decay came out with this gem which is absolutely perfect for me! I can’t wait to reach for this one every day for the foreseeable future!

What do you think of this palette? Is it one you’re tempted to purchase or are you overloaded with all the great palettes on the market? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Sephora Holiday Sale Haul!

This was a great year for the Sephora Holiday Sale! I got some products that I am loving, so I just had to share a video with some of my thoughts and impressions (also, I think this thumbnail that YouTube picked is hilarious, so I kept it as is because I feel like it’s a pretty accurate facial expression for when I’m excited lol):

Here are the products mentioned in the video:

NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette: This palette contains the Laguna bronzing powder, Orgasm blush, and Orgasm highlighting powder ($42).

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette: This palette has 12 amazing eyeshadow shades in some gorgeous pinks, purples, and reds ($49).

Sunday Riley Space Race Collection: This set contains the Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner, the UFO Acne Treatment Face Oil, and the Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask ($65).

I’m hoping to do more in-depth reviews after I’ve had more of a chance to play around with these products!

Did you participate in the holiday sale? What did you get?? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Fashion, Makeup, shopping

New YouTube Channel!

Hi Everyone!

Haute Couture Society is evolving! As of today, I’ve started a YouTube channel. Here’s my FIRST VIDEO!

Part of why I wanted to do a YouTube channel is to infuse this brand with a bit more of my personality. There are certain things that I can convey better in a different medium.

But also, I tend to really hide behind my keyboard. I’m very self-conscious about my appearance. I hate photos and videos, and that’s something I really want to change. I know that posting things online is like opening myself up for public ridicule, and I need to be okay with that. I’m hoping that this endeavor will help me connect a little more with myself and will help me be comfortable again in my own skin.

Anyway, thanks to all of you who have been on this journey with me. I really appreciate it! There will be plenty of blog posts and videos to come!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Fashion

Fashion Friday: BLANKNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket with Removable Hood

It looks like Moto jackets are still going to be popular this autumn and winter, which is great since I still have a gorgeous one from Banana Republic. However, while I was looking at Nordstrom, I realized that it might be nice to get one in a fun color that isn’t black, white, or grey. That’s when I spotted the BLANKNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket with Removable Hood which retails for $98 and comes in this stunning shade of green.

First off, I’m glad the hood is removable because I would definitely want to remove it. The hood looks a bit bulky and makes the jacket look more casual than classy. Either way, I love the edginess that a moto jacket lends to a look (even though it’s subtle). With this green shade, you’d be sure to stand out. Honestly, though, this is a great twist on a neutral. It would still go with pretty much everything since it’s a darker green.

Do you have a favorite moto jacket or is this not the trend for you? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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hair

Kerastase Discipline Anti-Frizz Smoothing Spray

As I’m searing for the perfect hair products, I’ve been trying out the brand Kerastase. While I don’t care for the price tag, and I’m still not entirely sure it’s worth it, I have enjoyed using the Kerastase Discipline Anti-Frizz Smoothing Spray. This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $37.

First off, I love the smell of this product. It definitely smells like a hair salon mixed with a hint of floral. Also, this has worked wonders at adding shine and combatting frizz in my hair. I typically apply this on wet hair, but it’s light enough that I could use it sparingly on dry hair if I really needed to.

Any time I use this product, I see  a huge difference once my hair is dried. It does weigh the hair down just a bit, so don’t expect any extra volume, but I do love all the extra shine!

Overall, I’m pleased with this product, but I don’t think it’s quite enough for me to repurchase since the price is rather high for a hair product.

What product do you use to add shine and lessen frizz? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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