Thursday, December 31, 2009

Get Herbed Up

$10.75 per 3.5 ounce

Lush has some great all natural products that actually work. Though they can be a little pricey their products have ingredients you can actually pronounce, so you know exactly what you're getting, which is a plus. Lush has amazing facial washes that really do clear up acne, inflammation along with evening out skin tone without drying out your skin. Herbalism is a great cleanser it is really good for the winter months because it is non drying and it cleans very well! Herbalism is a green soft almost dough like cleanser that you buy by the pound. You actually can buy it in large quantities because Lush cleaners are made without liquids so they do not expire.

"Herbalism is a a preservative free, clay-based, herbal cleanser that is made to help absorb excess oils and leave the skin looking less shiny, making it great for skin on the oily side"- We do find they're claims to be true. The gentle cleanser is great for sensitive skin it helps heal and dry up blemishes without further inflaming them. The clay helps dry out extra oil and the chamomile helps sooth skin. It also exfoliates using oatmeal. We do find that there is a little residue left on our skin after this cleanser so follow up with a toner, but we would suggest that with any cleanser. This cleanser does not remove makeup very well, so we suggest using a makeup remover to remove eye makeup or heavy face make up. After you have a clean face the cleanser does exactly what it is supposed to do: cleans, calms and moisturizes skin. If you prefer you can use it in the morning when your face has no make up on it to help combat pimples and oil during the day.

Wet your face first with luke warm water then apply a small amount to each section of your face in circular motions. We find if it is applied in sections (left cheek, right cheek, chin and forehead) it is less messy and easier to work with. Follow with a light oil free non comedogenic moisturizer/anti wrinkle cream.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Date Night Perfume

( $55

I picked this up at the store I didn't expect much but I was wrong! We tested some perfumes and the perfume that we found that received the most compliments from men is Betsey Johnson's new self titled Betsey Johnson perfume. This perfume is considered a floral gourmand and it is absolutely delicious. It starts off with the top notes of grapefruit, pear, black currant and tangerine this makes it a gourmand perfume. The middle notes freesia, lily of the valley and red apple make it a floral perfume as well. The base consists of cedarwood, sandalwood, praline, amber and musks. All of these aromas unite to form an actually well rounded sweet, feminine and attractive scent. It first starts off very sweet but foody possibly because of the sweet food and berry scents, it then dries down to a softer more sweet musky smell. It's honestly a beautiful scent that is perfect for if you want to get someone's attention or go out on the town. It lasts all day and it smells also really good with the matching lotion. The bottle is over the top and adorable, we love it. The 1 once is pretty good to carry in your purse. I know this is an unexpected find, but the scent will really attract someone...seriously.

(Matching body lotion)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Perfect Nude

Every girl is on the hunt for the perfect nude lipstick and Modesty by MAC might be it. Modesty has an amazing color that is a pink and mauve nude. It comes in the amazing Cremesheen finish that has great pigment along with a shine so your lips look moisturized, plumped and pigmented. It's also amazing with a gloss on top. This shade is great because it is neutral and can be worn every day along with an evening smokey eye. The application is smooth and creamy it has a opaque color but it is not drying. This works great with a purple eye look as well because of the mauvey undertones in it. This is definitely a nude that will not make you look dead because of the great of it's pink tones. MAC lipsticks in general are also great because of their packaging designs, the top goes on really tight so it will not slip off if you throw it in your purse! MAC has the most helpful sales representatives so be sure to go try it on and check out their great Warm and Cozy collection because it's to die for!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

New Year's Eve Party Look

Well now that Christmas is over we have to get prepared for new years! New years parties are just around the corner we suggest planning outfits as soon as you are done shopping at the after Christmas sales. Here's an outfit that we think would look adorable as you are counting down to the new year.

A black dress is always classic and cute and the best part is that it can be worn again to other events (no one will even know because black is so low key). This dress is great because it has a bit of glitz because of the sequined top. It has a great sillhute that doesn't show too much but is still a party dress (no wardrobe malfunctions while knocking back champagne).

Aidan Mattox Satin Sequin Combo Dress (

Every girl should own at least a few pairs of stockings in general but seamed stockings are especially chic. They are great for parties when you want to vamp up an outfit even at the office.

We love outfits that encorpoarte different patterns and fabrings. These velvet and leather pumps are great to bring a bit of texture to your outfit.

Christian Louboutin, Lady Page pumps

Make your outfit pop with a glamorous clutch that has a pop of color to bring in the new year with style with this Rafe Gold Frame Clutch.

Top the whole outfit off with some statement earrings. These huge earrings are amazing and bring a pop of bright color to the outfit.

ASOS Statement Opaque Stone Chandelier Drop Earrings (

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Guerlain My Insolence

3.5 oz $93

Guerlain's My Insolence perfume is a great perfume for every day wear. The scent smells very feminine, soft and it really makes you feel pretty when you're spraying it on. This perfume is in the flower and gourmand category. The top notes include raspberry followed by middle notes almond blossom and jasmine with base notes patchouli, vanilla and tonka bean. Some perfumes when first sprayed you are hit with an alcoholic rank that you have to shake off but definitely not with My Insolence. The top notes are sweet almost like raspberries and cream but not overly sweet because there is a hint of powdery notes that come through as well. I don't think it is too sweet because of the hint of powdery notes and flower notes. This perfume almost smells like a warm, creamy and flowery french dessert in a bottle!

My Insolence is perfect for winter and summer you can wear it from shopping to going to a dinner. It smells very innocent, feminine, comforting and warm. As the day goes on the perfume base notes are creamy and vanilla-ish along with almond notes it also has a bit of musk at the end. The bottle is beautiful (it looks like a tilted orb in shiny milky glass with a little flower bud on top) but obviously it is not good to carry in your purse, but the perfume lasts all day so there is no need for that anyway. I personally love this perfume and definitely plan to buy one as soon as mine runs out, but remember that perfumes smell different on everyone. My Insolence only comes in EDT but it is very similar to an EDP. You can definitely smell the richness and body like an EDP, it lasts a long time and a little spritz goes a long way.

Make sure to test perfume on your skin before buying, do not use those little cards!

Parfume for People Who Call It Perfume

We're going to expand our site to perfume reviews! Perfume is very important, it can make the dingiest outfit smell respectable, it can bring back memories of the good times when you wore it and make someone remember you whenever they smell that perfume. There are perfumes that exude femininity and others that do not, the perfume should describe you. We are going to do a quick easy breakdown of perfumes for everyone to understand. Perfumes have many categories and classifications here are basically all of them:

  • Single Floral: Fragrances that are dominated by a scent from one particular flower; in French called a soliflore. (e.g. Serge Lutens' Sa Majeste La Rose, which is dominated by rose.)
  • Floral Bouquet: Is a combination of fragrance of several flowers in a perfume compound e.g. Attar Majmua & Fancy Boquet etc.
  • Amber: A large fragrance class featuring the sweet slightly animalic scents of ambergris or labdanum, often combined with vanilla, flowers and woods. Can be enhanced by camphorous oils and incense resins, which bring to mind Victorian era imagery of the Middle East and Far East.
  • Wood: Fragrances that are dominated by woody scents, typically of agarwood, sandalwood and cedarwood. Patchouli, with its camphoraceous smell, is commonly found in these perfumes.
  • Leather: A family of fragrances which features the scents of honey, tobacco, wood and wood tars in its middle or base notes and a scent that alludes to leather.
  • Chypre: Meaning Cyprus in French, this includes fragrances built on a similar accord consisting of bergamot, oakmoss, patchouli, and labdanum. This family of fragrances is named after a perfume by François Coty.
  • Fougère: Meaning Fern in French, built on a base of lavender, coumarin and oakmoss. Houbigant's Fougère Royale pioneered the use of this base. Many men's fragrances belong to this Since 1945,
  • Bright Floral: combining the traditional Single Floral & Floral Bouquet categories.
  • Green: a lighter and more modern interpretation of the Chypre type, with pronounced cut grass and cucumber-like scents
  • Aquatic, Oceanic, or Ozonic: the newest category in perfume history, appearing in 1991 with Christian Dior's Dune. A very clean, modern smell leading to many of the modern androgynous perfumes. Generally contains calone, a synthetic scent discovered in 1966. Also used to accent floral, oriental, and woody fragrances.
  • Citrus: An old fragrance family that until recently consisted mainly of "freshening" eau de colognes, due to the low tenacity of citrus scents. Development of newer fragrance compounds has allowed for the creation of primarily citrus fragrances.
  • Fruity: featuring the aromas of fruits other than citrus, such as peach, cassis (black currant), mango, passion fruit, and others.
  • Gourmand: scents with "edible" or "dessert"-like qualities. These often contain notes like vanilla, tonka bean and coumarin, as well as synthetic components designed to resemble food flavors.


To describe perfumes you maybe have heard the terms top notes, middle notes and base notes. Well these basically mean:

Top notes- How the scent smells right after you spray it, these are the lightest molecules that evaporate the most quickly. So sniff quick!

Middle Notes: These notes can be smelt after the top notes dissipate, these notes smell the best.

Base Notes: Base notes are another main theme of the perfume they bring in the solidity and tend to be the lasting notes. They are usually deeper and can not be smelt until around 30 minutes or sometimes more after the first spray.

Perfumes come in different concentrations (more scent molecules vs. less scent molecules)

  • Perfume extract (Extrait): 15-40% (IFRA: typical 20%) aromatic compounds
  • Eau de Parfum (EdP), Parfum de Toilette (PdT): 10-20% (typical ~15%) aromatic compounds. Sometimes listed as "eau de perfume" or "millésime".
  • Eau de Toilette (EdT): 5-15% (typical ~10%) aromatic compounds
  • Eau de Cologne (EdC): Chypre citrus type perfumes with 3-8% (typical ~5%) aromatic compounds
  • Splash and After shave: 1-3% aromatic compounds

There are also Niche perfumes that are not distributed to the main market (you will not find these at your local department store). These perfumes tend to be expensive and they have smells that are different than the perfume trends of mass marketed perfumes. What's The Rage will mostly cover mass marketed perfume.

So there you go! Now we can all understand some basic properties of perfume. Remember perfume is an art that appeals to everyone's nose and body hormones/pheromones differently, what may smell good on your friend may not smell good on you.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Pointy Toe Flats

Ballet flats are nice and dainty but if you really want to add a sophisticated edge to your outfit try a pointy toe flat shoe. They elongate your legs because more of your foot is seen poking out of your jeans, unlike ballet flats that can stump your leg if you are not gifted with mile long gams. They come in great colors, patterns and finishes. These Cole Haan flats are especially great because they are simple but are still fabulous with their beautiful pewter metallic finish. What also makes these flats amazing is the Nike air technology in the heal so they are really comfy! These flats go with everyone and will giltz up any outfit.
( $197

Try pairing these Cole Haan Air Andi flats with:

( $195

Degaine slim bootcut jeans. Make sure the jeans are a slim cut so your legs look long and lean. Pair with:

( $350

Chloe ombre boyfriend cardigan. The colors are soft and watercolor like, they go well with the silvery pewter finish on the shoes. The cardigan is long to give a flowy long silhouette, pair this over a:

( $49.50

T shirt with a embellished collar to add a built in necklace to your outfit!

This look is great for running around town because it's cold we suggest a cute peacoat. This peacoat is a great maroon color which is all the rage this season, it looks great paired with grays and light blues. The darkness of the coat grounds the outfit and really makes the lighter colors and metallic shoes pop.

Burberry Peacoat $1,036 (

Put a cute sparkly camisole under this outfit and it will definitely transform to a night look. You can dance all night in these flats!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cream Blush

Cream blush is a staple in a woman's purse. Most cream blushes double as a lipstick and sometimes even a eyeshadow as well. Cream blushes are great because they blend into the skin to create a flawless, dewy and glowing finish. Everyone seems to overlook cream blushes but they are definitely needed in your makeup bag. We suggest a few brands that we own that are really worth the price because you get so much in each tube.

Shiseido Accentuating Color Stick, $33

This color stick has a great pigment so it shows up on your skin with the lightest touch. The color Rouge Flush is a glowing golden red that lasts all day. The color has very slight golden shimmer to it which really highlights your cheekbones and gives you a natural flush look. The color selection also includes highlighters as well. Cream highlighters are great because they blend seamlessly into your skin.

NARS The Multiple $37

NARS has a great cream blush as well. They provide a sheer matte finish so your cheeks look effortlessly flush. These blushes also double as a lip color. The creamy finish is easy to blend. The color selection is amazing: there are highlighters along with dark reds and barbie pinks. Our personal favorites are Malibu and Maui. Malibu is a dusty pink that looks great on your cheeks and lips, it's amazing!! You're cheeks look tan and flushed at the same time. It also creates a almost dusty pink nude look on your lips that looks great with a golden, clear or pink based gloss layered on top. Maui is more of a dusty red color that really makes your cheeks and lips pop. The color is very highly pigmented and it brightens your face without making you look like a clown. Literally you can apply Maui with a bit of tinted moisturizer and you are ready to leave your house.

To apply simply dab or rub onto the apple of your cheek and blend upward using your fingers, use the leftover on your fingers to color your lips and to drag lightly down your nose bridge. Cream blushes are great if you are on the go and have to look put together in a few minutes (students we're talking to you).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What's The Rage ahead of the game!

Hey guys! The shoes we featured on our blog (click here) 2 months ago were just featured on Popsugar Blog this week!

We had them first :)

Keep checking our blog for newest chic finds featured before everyone else!

xoxo WTR Team

Perfect Pink Cheeks

Feeling tired and stressed but still want to look your best? Well if you're a student or if you have a job you definitely know that sleep can sometimes take a backseat to other things in your life. The best way to counteract a sleepy face is with a hot pink cheek to bring color and life back to your face. To get the perfect pink cheeks you'll need two items.

Tarte Tipsy cheek stain:

Tipsy, the peach stain on the left has an amazing sheer shimmer that enhances the apples of your cheeks and your cheekbones. Apply this stain with by pushing up the tube and dabbing it on your apples of your cheeks and using your fingers to glide the stain from the apple of your cheeks up the cheekbone. This defines your cheeks, adds a layer of color that provides debth and a bit of shimmer. Then apply:

Sheertone blush by MAC in the color Dollymix. This blush looks strong in the pan but it's actually very sheer and workable! It's a beautiful barbie pink color that has a slight sheer shimmer to it. Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks to accentuate them and give them the pop of hot pink color that we've been looking for. The powder blush sets the cream stain and the cream stain keeps the powder blush on your cheek all day, no need for touch ups!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Estee Lauder Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder High Gloss lip gloss is absolutely amazing. It moisturizes like a balm and has amazing pigments. The color actually shows up unlike many glosses which have pigment in the tube but when you put them on your lips they're clear. The color Blush is my favorite. It enhances natural lip color and makes my lips look luscious and plump.You can also apply it without a mirror because of the the contoured tip. This lip gloss is not sticky at all it's so smooth and amazing! If you're looking for a treat for your lips we suggest this lip gloss.

$16 (

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Parties

The holidays are coming up and that means cheer, eggnog and parties! So, what should a girl wear to be classy, fun and unique? We suggest going with a great dress that is simple but still has a bit of glamor. You can show holiday cheer without wearing the Santa sweater grandma knitted for you.

Pair this amazing dress with a pair of beautiful lace tights to add texture and to cover your legs in the December cold! We love Givenchy hosiery because of their great amazing patterns and good quality.

For shoes we suggest doing something with a bow or an embellishment to bring out your holiday cheer. Patent leather and velvet bows are a great accessories to add to your outfit. They bring in a classic holiday cheer without wearing the red and green reindeer sweater.

Lady Page Pumps, Christian Louboutin (

Sparkly accessories will tie this whole look together. Because of the embellished one shoulder neckline on the dress, we didn't pair this outfit with a necklace (the neckline alone is amazing enough). We suggest a great bracelet with a ribbon bow reminiscent of a garland wrapping down a staircase.
Mouchette Ribbon & Crystal Bracelet, Lee Angel Jewelry (

Pair this chunky bracelet with a pair of simple green emerald studs to show holiday colors in a chic way.

14K gold emerald and diamond earrings (

To top the whole look off a sparkly clutch is a must.

Crushed glitter minaudière, J.Crew (

Here you go! Happy holiday partying!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Makeup like the Egyptians...

Cat eyes have been popular ever since the Egyptians used to wear them. Now a-days everyone can be seen with this cute makeup look. From Angelina Jolie to Eva Mendes countless celebrities have been spotted with a sultry cat eye. We love to create this look with cream liner, but it can also be done with liquid liner or pencil liner.

Here's a tutorial we found showing both the cream liner and the liquid liner. Thanks Kandee for showing us how to do this somewhat difficult look: