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One step closer to handbag heaven?
A first Valentino, out of nowhere. When CC got the call on this beauty I couldn’t believe it.
Not the bag, or the price….. both were amazing.
At first, with that price, I thought… just sell it. You know…all that dreamy stuff for the papaCrab and crablings futures..we can do this..we can do that.. and then I opened it.
And you know what? I will keep it just for me. My first Valentino. I earned it, why give it away?
Wish it well!!
So adorable these iPad or Mac covers. CC would call them Lost Jewels and Paradise Sunset ☼
Available on ASOS ♥
As we get set for the festivities (which CC is STILL not sure she’s taking part in and yet… is semi-prepared :/).
can’t forget the babies!
And the cherry on top….
Notebook giveaway at Nordstrom
The Horror: Movie Night…. We Are What We Are starts tonight!
CC is looking forward to it. Reviews later! ~CC
In WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage, “Boardwalk Empire”) rules his family with a rigorous ferver, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years *IMDB
dressing music for tonight ♪ ♪
catch it live:
ready, set, flow
Today, May 8, TwoThousandTwelve, through the actions of a friend and stars aligning: CC was on the Wendy Williams show.
A friend works for the show and needed a ‘real lifer’ to model a product.
The request?: Show up, look cute, rehearse, and banter with THE Wendy.
Lord knows I have had my issues with her in the past. But she always wins my forgiveness with advice hour. And show up I did, changed clothes, got zhushed and completed my assignment – with a moment stolen to capture myself in my very own green room. Like a 5 year old. Yes.
Now I love stills. Live, I wasn’t sure. Walking on set, being in front of an audience and being ‘on’ was nerve wrecking. My mantra: “don’t trip, don’t trip, do.not.trip”
But I had a ball, Wendy looks fabbb in person, and hats off to folks who do that errday.
How you doin?
Lovers of all things feminine..what say you about this Anna Sui brush?
CC is all for form being as important as function and this brush is so lovely.
I imagine it would be a part of many of a crab’s life stories..trips to exotic places, a brush of a side pony, a honeymoon maybe, a little girl sneaking a brush at your vanity? All sorts of annoyingly delicious girly things. Quite worth the $38.00, just for the intangibles.
I want it.
..in these Disco Pants…
Ok, so he hasn’t saved my life yet. But he will when I get to wear my brand new jeggings – shown here on a fellow fashionista’s bod.
CC is not this small but that’s the beauty of these pants – no one can look bad in them. These pants are like the US presidency – an operation bigger than any one (wo)man.
Now, I waited 6 months for these to mayyyyyyybe go on sale… No dice. So full price it was.
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One more reason why he’s one of the best newbies
Ok Crablings, everyone knows how seriously I take my jeans collection. I will skimp everywhere else, refuse to buy typical designer bags, and wear costume jewelry – but I will NOT skimp on jeans.
They are art.
That said, I’m equally picky about cleaning them. They do not go in washing machines. Ever. Unless they are stretch skinny. But for the top dogs it’s always a challenge to find ways to keep them clean. Even dry cleaning can fade them.
Thankfully, there are people crazier than me, and Apartment Therapy posted a vid about how to freeze them and keep them clean. As in store them in your freezer. Yes.
Sounds crazy, but they measured bacteria, cleanliness, and effectiveness. I’m willing to try it…
CC doesn’t OD on eye makeup, but these are stargazable. Check out Bella Terra’s 9-stacks. Each stack has 9 shades with beautiful pigments. The shimmers can be worn 8 different ways:
- Creamy Shadow
Moisten the brush to create richer, more intense eye color that doesn’t crease.
- Matte Shadow
Mix the Shimmer with Bella Terra’s Eye Primer for a matte shadow look.
Wet the tip of an eyeliner brush and apply around the lash line for high-intensity eye definition.
- Lip Color
Mix any Shimmer with lip balm or lip gloss to create intense lip color.
- Nail Polish
Add to clear nail polish for a unique nail color that matches your eye shadow.
- Body Glitter
Mix with body lotion to create an all-over body shimmer.
Dip clear-color mascara or Bella Terra’s Mascara Primer brush into the Shimmer for amazing lash colors.
- Hair Color – um, for those bolder than CC
I stopped the saleswoman’s demo at Nail Polish..yeah, a bit too much for the mall, but suffice to say it was a good buy. The products are all mineral and have no expiration date.
Mother’s day is coming up, and here is an approved (by me) gift available through Gilt. You can either purchase a bouquet similar to the one below (flowers of your choice) -OR- sign up for a lifetime of smothering hugs by taking a floral arrangement class with her.
CC herself will be attempting to create a similar bouquet..light a candle and stay tuned for details, mishaps, and results.
Besitos to all the Mamacitas!!
Oh. Oh. Oh.
Headphones are art…
Crack to CC’s ears….
A good pair makes music so crystal clear you may actually think Fergie is vocally equivalent to Gwen Stefani.
Here is RocNation’s aviator turn on a classic…
“SkullCandy and Roc Nation have formed a coalition and invented the Aviator headphones, designed to “offer the best way for people to experience the soundtrack of their lives”, says Jay-Z”
The style definitely trumps Dre’s .. CC hopes to soon vouch for the sound.
But oh. So pretty.
Sampled these nail polish toppers the other day at one of the super improved
(read: overpriced) Duane Reade stores in NYC.
They are gorgeous in person giving all mani-divas the opportunity to mix and match base colors and toppers.
Gorgeous. Flawless. Masks the mid-week chip.. and worth the pricetag.
(Seen below in “Chilled” special-effect top coat. A satiny matte finish with a hint of shimmer.)
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I was born under the star sign of Cancer. I believe that stars don’t lie. And that’s the foundation for CrabbyChíque.
Crabby for all those Cancerian qualities, Chíque because chíc was taken…
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