Chic Earrings Heaven

Chic Earrings Heaven

It’s a great time to stock up on chic earrings this season! Our website has been stocked with oodles of new earrings and more are coming! From mint to gold earrings we got you covered. If your vice is statement earrings we have some great pieces as well. Shown here are a few of our current favorites, and we hope you continue to check back since new items are added daily!Chic Earrings

Glam Chic Earrings

So when you need some chic glam earrings for your next night out, consider our selection. Right now we are coveting the Melancon Peach Statement Clip On Earrings as seen below. These glam earrings add just the right touch of chicness when paired with your favorite boyfriend jeans ensemble!

Glam Chic Earrings
Featuring our Melancon Peach Statement Clip On Earrings

 

Affordable Chic Earrings

Most of our selection of chic earring are under $50 so you never have to worry about breaking your budget. New pieces are added weekly in our jewelry category and new items are added daily to the site so you are sure to find something cute and fresh each time you visit! Presently our most popular earring under $15 is our Zuccarelli Earring as shown here. This pair is great when worn with neutrals as well as bright colors.

Chic Earrings
Zuccarelli Grey Gold Earrings $14.88

 

Visit our current selection of earrings

Nars Matte Multiple Review | Laos, Siam & Vientiane

Nars Matte Multiple
photo courtesy: Narsissist on Instagram
My personal history with the Multiple

I fell in love with the concept of the Multiple (a multipurpose makeup stick which can be used on cheeks, eyes and lips) several years ago when I purchased the Sumatra Multiple.  Sumatra is a beautiful rich deep plum berry shade and looks equally gorgeous on the cheeks and lips.  Unfortunately this color has been long discontinued and I am crossing my fingers that Nars comes out with a similar berry tone in a Multiple soon! I think it is the one tone in the color spectrum that has been long overlooked!  At any rate, my experience with Sumatra is what had me fall in love with the concept of the Multiple. I love the versatility of this product.  The cost of these sticks are $39 and from experience I say the price is well worth it in performance and shelf life. I still have my Sumatra and covet it dearly! I fear the day it runs out and I will have to walk endlessly through the isles of Sephora in search of a color match. I am dreading the thought; that is how much I adore Sumatra.

Since then I’ve also acquired Malibu (a pretty mauve like brown) and  Luxor and Copacabana (which I use as highlighters and eye shadows). All shades are staples in my routine.

The New Matte Multiple!

This spring I got wind of the Matte Multiple and I  was intrigued from the start! Why?  Answer: matte. I have always paid close attention to shimmer; meaning I avoid it at all costs.  I will admit that any makeup failure in by book has always been in direct correlation to a product being too shimmery.  After enough trial and error I know what does not work for me.  With that said, I  dove right into reading the reviews on Sephora and Makeup Alley feverishly. This my friends is always proper protocol in my decision-making to purchase a makeup product. I admit I take the points of others that have taken the time to share their experiences seriously. I owe them; based on reviews my satisfaction with purchases on the internet is about 90%.

Color Choices: Laos, Siam & Vientiane

Nars Matte Multiple Review

 

Nars Matte Multiple Siam
Siam, photo courtesy of Sephora
Siam

I knew Siam would provide a great pop of color being a bright “poppy red” and based on the reviews I was certainly well prepared for a highly pigmented product.   Applying this color does require a certain finesse, meaning a gentle hand; I recommend watching this lovely video produced by Nars featuring Siam as it did help me get the application down right. The trick is start off sparingly and then gradually build up to your desired color.  When applied to the cheeks it provides a beautiful pop of red equivalent to a day in the sun.  It gives a nice payoff when used on the lips as well however,  I would recommend using a base lip balm or moisturizer to offset the dryness. I’ve also experimented layering Siam  with other lip colors and have found that it definitely ‘livens’ up any other red or pink hue beautifully.

Nars Multiple Vientiane
Vientiane, photo courtesy of Sephora
Vientiane

Vientiane is a great contouring and bronzing stick.  I do recommend this for medium skin tone. It mimics a beautiful tan when used along the hair-line and can be used as a great sculpting product along the jaw, cheekbones and nose.

Nars Matte Multiple Laos
Laos, photo courtesy of Sephora
Laos

I eventually bought Laos on a whim and have no regrets. Initially based off other reviews I thought this hue of pink would be a bit deeper. Turns out Laos is a soft pink and is ideal for every day use. This one can be used on the lips as well for a pretty matte pink; remember to use a balm or moisturizer first though as to forgo any feeling of dryness!

Tips

I strongly believe using a good face primer is key when using multiples. Find one that works on your skin best. Lately I’ve been really pleased using Korres Quercetin & Oak Age Rerversing Primer.

Also when applying fingers work best, but sometimes particularly with the bronzing Multiple (Vientiane) I find that smoothing it out with a good kabuki brush is optimal.

If you love Nars products and are on instagram I definitely recommend following their official account at: @Narsissist. I love catching the previews of new products to come!

Don’t be afraid to shop for these Matte Multiples on Ebay! You can typically save 20-45% off the retail price. Since this series of Multiples just hit the market within the last few months this minimizes any potential concern of product being outdated as well.

Final Thoughts

While there has been quite a bit of commentary about the cost on these new matte sticks (less product than the non matte Multiples) I really have to concur the argument is unfounded. Here is why: the new matte formula is HIGHLY pigmented; meaning the same amount previously applied on the non matte formula sticks is equivalent to a double dose on these new matte sticks! In this case, less is more!

My only negative feedback about the Nars Matte Multiple is regarding the tube.  After a few weeks of use the tubes on all three tubes started to blister.  I have read plenty of other comments and reviews about this one issue so I know I am not alone in this situation. I hope Nars goes back to the original tube which was much more durable.

Looking ahead I’ve heard there’s a new Matte Multiple being released as part of the Fall Collection. Can’t wait to try it!

Have you tried the new Matte Multiple or are thinking about trying it? Leave a comment below! Would love to hear from you.

 

thinking of fall

Thinking of Fall


Thinking of Fall

It’s hard to believe while we are sipping chilled drinks in July that fall is just around the corner!  Soon leaves will fall and there will be a crispness in the air and you’ll just know that the season has changed all of a sudden! I tend to look forward most to fall for fashion. There’s something about a new cute jacket, boots and a hat that tend to breathe new life into a wardrobe.  After summer it’s fun to have the chance to reset our fashion style a bit while we shift gears for cooler climates.

thinking of fall
featuring our Cassarino Tote, Giesela Sequin Beret Brown, and Cone Earrings

What To Look Forward To

Here at Mimi Boutique, our pre fall collection started rolling out as of this week…and it’s fun to see rich deep hues in bags and accessories again. Several pre fall accessories that have already made it up on the site  include some bigger sized handbags, studded satchels and chunkier jewelry options. Moving forward we are expecting some fun accessories that combine a mix of textures, metal influences and fun vibrant colors! Also on the horizon are some cute seasonal clothing pieces so, stay tuned and make sure to check back often!

Fall First Look

Worth highlighting today: one of our sure to be favorite bags for the fall season is our Cassarino Tote. This bag comes in 5 colors: red, navy, olive, hazelnut and coffee.  We think it’s a great transitional bag and is super for someone who prefers a bigger shoulder bag. The chain details on the handles really give this tote some personality, don’t you think?

Cassarino Tote Hazelnut
Cassarino Tote Hazelnut

 

Boots and Jacket Options under $300

So while your shopping online, pick up a few budget friendly pieces at our boutique and then consider a few of my personal favorites in the jacket and boot category below (that I’ve been swooning over as of late).

Fall Lip Color Tip

With the change of season there is always good cause to invest in a new lip color. One of Allure’s 6 makeup tips for fall is a nice berry lip.  I have a soft spot for Nars, so I’ve got my eyes on  Nars Gipsy lip color (a beautiful sheer warm berry).

Nars Gypsy
photo courtesy of Sephora

 

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Spot a favorite on this post? What item or accessory are you looking to update over the next month in preparation for fall?

One lucky comment below will be drawn for a $20 gift coupon!

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beautiful statement earrings

Weekly Highlight – Beautiful Statement Earrings | 7.17.14

This week we are highlighting some of our popular statement earrings. From rich reds to glistening crystal pieces each one of these pieces can take your outfit from nice to superb in a snap of a finger.

Bold Red Earring

Our Genevieve Earring series recently got a new addition. This flattering statement piece is now available in red and it’s quite a showstopper! It’s such a fun option to have when you want to add a punch of color.

Genevieve Red Statement Earrings
Genevieve Red Statement Earrings

Another red option that has been trending is our Vivienne Rose Stud Earring. This cute flower piece is just what many of you are swooning over. For under $20 this is truly a must have item if you want to take a dab at trying to accessorize with red.

Vivienne Rose Stud Red Earrings
Vivienne Rose Stud Red Earrings

 

Bold Crystal Earrings

Timeless and classic are earrings that offer a touch of glam and that can easily be paired with most of your outfits. These two pieces below are great examples of statement earrings that could take your LBD to the next level of chicness. Note for the girls that prefer clip on earrings you can look forward to more up and coming options this fall!

big jewel statement earrings
Old Hollywood Glamour Earrings
statement clip on earrings
Theroux Statement Clip On Earrings

 

Soft Mint

One color in earrings that continues to trend season after season is mint.  One of our latest arrivals is an example of a beautiful pair of statement earrings that is sure to stand out if you opt to accessorize your outfit with this particular color.

mint statement earrings
Vignola Mint Statement Earrings

 

Pretty Hues of Pink

Most girls would concur that you can’t go wrong with flattering hues of pink when it comes to statement earrings. The two styles below are a few customer favorites.

pink statement earrings
Prevatte Drop Earrings
long fringe statement earrings
Rochefort Long Fringe Earrings

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Which one of these styles would you reach for to make a statement?

One lucky comment below will be drawn for a $20 gift coupon!

Congrats to our winner: belinda bell

mint purse giveaway

Cinzia Mint Purse Giveaway

We’re back with another great chance to score some great goodies for summer! Up for grabs: our cute Cinzia Mint Purse and a jewelry store credit!

To enter leave a comment below letting us know what jewelry item you are swooning over from our current selection HERE.

mint purse giveaway

One comment per person. Entry period ends July 16. *Bag will ship with order placed with gift coupon.

Sorry this giveaway is closed.

The lovely winner is: Katia Diosadado :) Congratulations!

 

 

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