Saturday, 9 April 2011

Gold Gladiator Wedges: Dolce Vita for Target Shoe Review

Et tu gold gladiator, et tu? Why hath thou forsaken me? I want to love you and I wanted to keep you but alas you were not the perfect fit! With a heavy burden on my heart you had to return to your homeland of Target, lol.

As you may have gathered this shoe and I did not get along. But there are more pros then cons and they might work perfectly for you!

Let's start with the cons first because there are only two. One is that they are TOO HIGH for me to walk in comfortably. Granted, I could make it from point A to point B and not sprain an ankle but I could not do so gracefully. They are just high enough to make most of my weight shift from my heel to the ball of my foot (OUCH!) I must write one caveat by telling you that I have a very high arch so I don't have the shoe support that I need to wear something this high. You on the other hand may find it very easy to walk in because of the shape of your foot!

The second con is that they run about a half size big which can be a problem when ordering online. But if you find these in the store you will hopefully find the perfect fit.

Let's get started with the pros: First off I want to say that while I was in Target trying these on a random, non-creepy, rather good looking man passed by the shoe aisle and told me how much he liked these shoes on me. Um, yes, I will be taking these thank you very much! See why I'm bummed they didn't work for me.

Second, aren't these Dolce Vita wedges super cute! The gold color on this shoe is just perfect for spring and summer. It will work as a neutral for any outfit while adding that extra oomph to your style. They also don't look like they are $29.99. What a great deal, eh?

They zip up from the back which makes them very easy to get in and out of. It's nice not to have to fidget with buckles. Also there is an ample amount of ankle area for you. This is where the con comes into play. If you have a small or average ankle you may want to go down a half size. If you have a wide foot or ankle buy your normal size. Does that make sense?

Here is the side view of the shoe. I love the extra detailing given to the cork wedge. There are little gold flecks in the heel that makes it look so much more then $29.99.
Here is a closeup of the cork wedge heel. It's pretty cool. I am assuming that the cork is faux but I could be wrong :)

All in all I think these are lovely shoes if you can walk in them. For me, I have decided that there is another shoe out there that looks just as cool and I can walk in it too.

I hope you enjoyed my review!

Happy Fashions,
Elisa L'Amour
New Pollution Designs

Are you a Diva or Black Cherry Vamp? (Paloma Faith Lipstick Fav!)

Hi Everyone,

If you aren't living in Europe then you probably haven't heard of Paloma Faith yet. (See one of her videos below!) She is an amazing singer and song writer with a great vintage flair. She has a wonderful way of mixing new and vintage to create her own look. And of course her makeup is always on point!

I was doing some research on which lipsticks she wears and I found out she is fond of matte lippies. Two she mentioned were MAC Ruby Woo and Mac Diva. Once I found out this info I was on a mission to find out what Diva looked like. I went to MAC to do a little swatch and realized I already had this color in a creme form and I bought it for a much lower price! The color I am talking about is Revlon's Black Cherry 477. If you like dark, vintage vampy colors then this is a must have for your collection no matter the season.

Need some proof? Check out my photo below:

The finishes are of course different but the color is pretty much the same. On top of that Revlon is lower in price for a color you may not always wear.

In this video Paloma Faith wears Diva (I think!)

I hope this photo was helpful to you and thank you for reading my blog :)

Take care,
Elisa L'Amour
New Pollution Designs

MAC Matte Lipstick Swatches

Hi Everyone,

I really love MAC matte lipsticks. I think they have great staying power and wonderful pigmentation. Currently I own MAC Lady Danger, MAC Ruby Woo and MAC Russian Red. I have a video on the differences between Ruby Woo and Russian Red so please check that one out below!

But in the mean time I think the lipstick swatches in the photo are worth checking out too. I hope you enjoy! These photos are taken by ME :)

My lust worthy picks:

Here is my Russian Red vs Ruby Woo video:

Thanks for watching!

Elisa L'Amour of New Pollution Designs

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