October 30, 2014

October's Top 3

October was full of adventures for me! I was able to travel to Philadelphia with my job for the International Esthetics and Spa Conference Trade Show. It's always great to get out of the office and travel to new places I've never been before.

But the most fabulous detail about attending these spa related trade shows is the majority of the products on display are beauty and cosmetics related (believe me, its pretty amazing). Keep reading to find out what my top 3 beauty products of the month are!

  1. Morphe Jumbo Fan Brush – While wandering around the Morphe Brushes booth searching for the perfect fan brush for highlighter application, Jess who was manning this particular stand, directed me to this super plush and thick fan brush. Usually fan brushes tend to be on the thinner side, but this one is the exact opposite. With one swipe to the cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and anywhere else you want to highlight, you are able to create the perfect glow we all crave. Thank you to the amazing people at the Morphe Brush Booth at the IESC trade show for introducing me to this fantastic brush! 
  2. Hourglass Primer – I have tried numerous amounts of primers (previously using POREfessional by Benefit) but Hourglass is unlike any other. My foundation goes on so smoothly and makes your overall makeup look polished and effortless. This product is a little pricey but check on the Sephora website for the travel size version. I highly recommend this primer, I noticed an extreme difference in my makeup application! 
  3. Fresh Farmacy Cleanser – If you've never tried Lush Cosmetics, you should definitely pop into one of their stores. This soothing calamine cleanser leaves my skin feeling so soft and refreshed. I haven’t come across a cleanser in awhile that sincerely made my skin feel as squeaky clean like this one does.

I would love to hear about any adventures you were able to go on this month or what your favorite products were for the month of October. Always looking forward to the next adventure!

Till next time, 
Amanda xo

October 29, 2014

Handbags 101

In celebration of the release of Rue La La's Style Guide for Handbags, I am going to share two of my current go-to bags & what's inside of them. If there is one thing my followers know, it's that I am a true handbag & heel fanatic (in fact, this past weekend I purchased 3 new pairs of shoes... problem? I think not!)

Another fact many of you know about myself is that I am a diehard Michael Kors girl. MK is the one brand that speaks to me. Not to say I don't love others - DVF is definitely a close second - but truth be told, most of the handbags I own are Michael, so I figured I'd honor my love for all things MK in order to help introduce Rue La La's Premier Handbag Style Guide! The first bag I'd like to introduce is the MK Miranda.
Miranda has truly become one of my favorite handbags. It is the most expensive bag I own & the soft buttery leather is really to die for. Living in NYC honestly forces us women to carry a tote bag on a daily basis. I need to have everything I could possibly need at my fingertips, as most days I won't see my apartment for 12 hours at a time; working full-time & running around the city to attend blogger events or catch up with friends over dinner & drinks. 
In my everyday tote you can find: NYX lipsticks in Baby Pink & Fortune Cookie (hehe) , MAC lipstick in Saint Germain, my business cards, Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume rollerball, Victoria Secret travel size scents & Clean perfume sample, CoverGirl foundation, MAC Hello Kitty gloss, Compact Mirror, M by Staples notepad (the best notepad you'll ever use! Trust me), Salvatore Ferragamo lotion, Skull Candy earbuds, Wallet & I also carry my Cannon Camera, iPhone & Shout Wipes (not shown in photo).
This Michael Kors Studded Selma Clutch (now on sale!) is really one of my best purchases. It's not only great for New York City nightlife but it's a great wallet! It has 8 card slots & an open pocket inside (where I somehow manage to fit all my lipsticks...) Being that this is the smallest bag I carry, it fits perfectly in each & every single one of my handbags. This way when it's time to go out, I simply grab this little studded baby & run out the door! It's an older purchase that has unfortunately been discontinued, but I highly recommend all my fellow tote-gals to check out the link provided or hunt one down on ebay -- it is totally worth it, as you'll not only have a new clutch but a new wallet as well. Woot Woot!
As always, thank you for reading this post. Don't forget to check out the Style Guide on Rue La La. It's so interesting to read about the different types of bags, famous designer signatures & it even has helpful tips on how to clean & treat your purses! And incase any of you are wondering, my next bag purchase is going to be this DVF leather clutch. It's so fun yet sophisticated & I can't help but fall in love with the lip detail every single time!

What is your favorite bag or bag go-to? I'd love to hear!

October 28, 2014

H+M Jacket

Amanda, her boyfriend, Ralph & I attended Oktoberfest in Westchester a few weeks ago where I had the most delicious fried eggplant chips in the world! The festival had live music & food vendors galore. The food was out of this world & I even got this free t-shirt for buying Polpettina's yummy eggplant chips - which you should totally check out if you're in the Eastchester area!

This week is crazy busy, as I've been working on a post for the online retailer, Rue La La, while trying to get myself situated for Halloween. Amanda & Ralph are coming to NYC this Friday to go to a Halloween bar crawl & I couldn't be more excited! Now if I could only decide what I'm going to dress up as... Let me know what creative costumes you all have lined up for Halloween!

H+M jacket (sale!) similar here

October 23, 2014

Halloween Makeup Look

The 31st is quickly approaching so I figured it's time to share this super easy and sexy cat makeup I will be sporting for Halloween. Usually I go all out for my costume, gathering items from store to store to create my festive get up. But this year, I wanted something that was simple and practical using products that I already had in my makeup stash. Also, I have been wanting to purchase some lace cat ears since they have become the ultimate hair accessory for every day wear.

I love seeing how talented and creative some of my fellow beauty lovers can get when they create Halloween looks. Jade Munster (@jademunster) recently posted a cat look that instantly inspired me and made me eager to recreate. Putting my own spin on Jade's look, below is what I used to create this simple Halloween look:

If you are in the mood to see some eccentric Halloween looks, check out Nicole Guerriero's YouTube channel. For me, it is so interesting to see what she comes up with and how she transforms herself into these whimsical and beautiful characters. It is definitely a must see!

I hope you all have a safe and festive Halloween, let me know in the comments below what you are being for Halloween. Are you going all out this year or keeping it more low key like me? Would love to hear from you!

Till next time,
Amanda xo

October 22, 2014

Weekend Getaway: Maine Wedding Wear

This post is long overdue! When I saw this gorgeous dress by KAS New York worn by the even more gorgeous fashion blogger, Laura Ellner of On The Racks, I thought to myself -- where can I wear this because I have to have it?! Thankfully I had a wedding to attend the following month & this dress sealed the deal on what I was going to wear.

The pixelated pattern gives this dress a baroque feel, creating the illusion of embellishments. It was definitely love at first sight. Kas New York is a great company, ran by some great people. Amanda & I were invited to visit their retail booth at Coterie, where we got to meet the designer & some of his staff. But I don't want to tell you too much, because then that would spoil tomorrow's post! So stay tuned & as always, thank you for reading Fortune Teller!

Vintage necklace - love this

October 20, 2014


Aside from Sunday, this past weekend was crazy busy. For this first time in a long time, I decided to lay low with my blog in order to really enjoy the weekend & get in some relaxation when at all possible. Friday was spent adventuring at Lavo, a lively night club, where Anthony & I celebrated our anniversary. Saturday was Anthony's birthday. His sister & I took him to lunch at our favorite spot, La Cava (which I'm sure my instagram followers are well aware of), followed by some shopping, dinner at his favorite little restaurant, Lasagna, & finally finishing the night off at Slate, another fun night club where Anthony got to watch his football game as I danced around with his sister & friends. Anthony's parents came to in to nyc yesterday, where his mother & I made chili & wings for the football game, followed by a birthday cake.

All in all it was a great weekend. However, I cant wait to get back into the swing of things! I have a few exciting collabs coming up. So this week will be spent prepping & shooting some new looks. Stay tuned my Fortune Teller Fashionistas!

H+M skirt - similar here
Chloe & Isabel necklace (shop my boutique!)

October 16, 2014

Shop For A Cause

October is not just for pumpkin flavored goodies and Halloween costume planning. One of the most important things to me about October is that it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My grandmother and many other strong women I know have been affected by this illness and beat it with flying colors. It is just so important to give back because you never know when someone you love could have her life turned upside down.

Being the avid shopper I am, I'd like to share a list of companies who are doing their part and giving back!! 

This pale pink polish with a hint of shimmer is perfect for the every day mani. This polish was exclusively created for Susan G. Koman for the Cure foundation and OPI will being donating $25,000 to the cause!

So if you ever wanted to splurge on a nice pair of fake lashes, this would be the best time to do it! This month, Velour Lashes will be donating a $1 for every lash set purchased to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. I recommend trying the pair, Girl You Crazy. You are getting super thick, quality natural mink hair (cruelty free) that will allow you to wear these lashes up to 25 times! 

Although I have never tried this product, the Arcona Magic Pink Ice caught my attention. This daily moisturizing gel claims to feel cool and refreshing on the face. And with the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, this product will undoubtedly do wonders for your skin. The name alone is enticing and the formula is an eye-catching pink color. Two dollars from every purchase will go the Cancer and Careers foundation!

I know I will be taking advantage of these great pink products and doing my part in fighting the cause! Have you come across any beauty products where profits are being donated to Breast Cancer Awareness research? Would love to hear from you in the comments below!

On my Lips: MAC’s Lipstick in Hot Gossip

Till next week,
Amanda xo