Friday, February 25, 2011

Apothica GIVEAWAY!

Great news! It's time for another giveaway! This time, we have an awesome offer from the folks at They would love to offer one of my lucky readers a $25 gift certificate to purchase some new products. How you spend it is up to you, but I recommend Lippmann Collection nail polishes--I love her colors, and the formula is nice and longlasting. Plus, they're very natural and formaldehyde free! What's better than that for a nail polish, hmm?? My pick is Ruby Red Slippers-- I've been totally into red lately, and the added sparkle is super fun.

Want to know how to win? Well, there's lots of ways...

Option 1: Facebook it!

Write on Apothica’s Facebook wall about what you think of Apothica

Option 2: Twitter (Tweet, tweet!)

Tweet about Apothica on your own Twitter Account

Option 3: Blog it, dog'gone it!

Write something on your blog about what you think of Apothica

Please COMMENT ON THIS POST to let me know what you did and leave your email address! Each option counts as one entry for a total of 3 entries possible per participant. This contest will end on Friday, MARCH 11TH, 2011. Once the winner has been chosen, you will be contacted by Apothica directly. Happy contesting, readers!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

FFF: 2.22.11

Here I go, broken record... so sorry for the MIA-ness lately! I'm learing that a part of being a student + having a blog = certain periods of radio silence. But, like I said, I have a giveaway very soon! So surely pay attention for that. And here's a little pre-order pretty that caught my eye on Nordie's site yesterday... I love this blush pink color! Definitely a nice little spring flat, and hey. Gotta love the Tory Burch emblem! Just sucks that I have to wait until late March before they arrive. Grumble.  :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Beauty Talk!

Hi ladies! Next week, I'll be hosting a giveaway with one of my sponsors,  I can't wait to give you the deets soon, but just stay tuned, k??

So here's the scoop. I've always said I have no beauty IQ and that it's just not my forte. This is pretty true. However, I've always had issues with my skin. I break out with cystic acne much more than I would like (um, not that anyone would ever want to, but you get it) and it's been practically untreatable most of my life. Every doctor I've seen has put me on antibiotics and topicals, which just don't cut it. I finally went to see a doctor (dermo) last week for the first time in ages. I was so pleased that I did! Finally a doctor that seems to understand my skincare needs and doesn't think drying me out even more is the way to go. So, here's a quick little update on my new beauty/skincare regimen. (Consider this a new-year's resolution, of sorts...)

-- I'm using an antibacterial face wash in the mornings called RE-10 wash. It's also helping with my redness!
-- I'm using a topical antibiotic (doesn't dry me!) called Clindamycin at night.
-- I'm taking Sprionolactone to work at the hormonal level, since my acne isn't really due to bacteria as much as it is stress/hormonal imbalance.

And I've definitely stocked up on nice, new products. Ones not from the drug store (which are not a problem, but honestly, I just could never find any facial cream/wash that ever worked for me):

Ladies? This was a miracle on my dry skin. Literally, I went from flaking and scaly to moisturized practically overnight. Not only does this work at the surface level to help with flakiness, it gets into the skin to moisturize and heal at a deeper level. I love it and totally recommend it-- good for all over the body.

This has been nice and gentle on my face. My only hesitation on buying it again is that it doesn't do the best job in taking off my makeup-- I still need an eye makeup remover to get the excess mascara off. Otherwise, I do like it!

And finally, I'm waiting to receive two products that seem to be highly lauded: Peter Thomas Roth's Unwrinkle Peel Pads and his Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme (mouthful.). I'm excited to report back on how those work when I receive them.

So, anyone agree with me on those products? Disagree? Recommendations?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Springing Forward: Coral Hues

I am officially on day 5 of snow-day-Dallas. Last week, school was closed 4 days, and this week, it's been closed at least once. I don't know about you, but I am ready for Spring to spring!!

In honor of the warm, mild and sunny dreams I'm having, I thought I'd post a little inspiration board featuring my fave spring hue: Coral. I love this tone because, while orange, bright pink and yellow always seem to be problematic for certain skin tones, coral has enough brown tones to it that lots of people can pull it off (bonus when you're super-tan!). I picked all the items from Shopbop... because, well, I'm a bit obsessed, and also because they seem to have a great array of the tone. While some of these pieces will never see my closet, I'm definitely loving the inspiration they provide to get me thinking about bright skies and warmer months. (For the items, click on the list below!)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Reader Perk! 15% Off!!

Hi readers! Sorry I've been relatively MIA-- the snowstorm we had in Dallas caused some drama around these parts and kicked my lazy-bone into HIGH gear. Ooops. But I'm back to the regular schedule now and back on the wagon.

I have some fun news, too! I was contacted by, a new online retailer of very fun, feminine frocks. They have a great offer for all FF readers: 15% off all merch with code FETCHINGFASHIONS. Here are some of my picks and things I'm shopping... (click the links below to be taken to the item!)

Dangling Fan Top (ummm, Hi cute, cheaper Anthro-dupe!)

Happy Shopping, lovies!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Not-OOTD: Snow day!

So, just like about 40% of the nation, I'm having my second snow-day today in good ole' Texas. Yep. Snow day, in Texas. Poor Superbowl guests, hoping for sun and fun and getting sheets of ice and snow instead. It's pretty horrific around here, but I can't complain. I haven't had school yet this week!

And since I've not been able to leave the house, you'll understand why no current outfits are to be had. However, I realized I had one old outfit to share with you. It makes me pine for the days of 55 degree weather we should be having right now. *Le sigh.* I think the reason it was never posted is because I'm not that crazy about it. It's a little casual and the cord leggings just never did me right. I bought them waaaay back when Nordies did their fall pre-sale and thought they would rock. Instead, they just look like too-tight pants. Win some, lose some, eh?

 Top: F21 sequin sweatshirt 
Pants: HUE cord leggings
Necklace: Francesca's boutique
Bracelet: Tom Binns x Disney Couture 
Boots: ROSEGOLD Sandra Convertible boots

Also, I have some great news to share. Over the past few weeks, I've become more and more committed to skin care and beauty products. I know, I know-- I am a confessed beauty idiot, but my changing and aging skin is starting to push me towards paying more attention to it. I've changed up my skin care regimen and have been really pleased with the results so far (less flakiness and redness! Wahoo!) So, it was crazy-timely when and contacted me this week about sponsorship. While the details are still being worked out, it does mean one thing for Fetching Fashions: more beauty/skincare reviews and discussions worked in with my love of fashion! I'm pretty excited to get more involved in the beauty-blogging world and hope you're as excited as me.

Here's to new adventures (and taking better care of my skin!).