The other day, I received compliments from several people (most of them friends and one of them a complete stranger) on how well I walked in heels. On one hand, I give myself credit for being a pro at wearing heels now because of how practiced I am – wearing high shoes pose no problem for me at all these days. But on the other hand, I was wearing these boots from Forever 21, which have a small built-in platform.
What I mean by a built-in platform is that the front of the shoe is elevated from the ground, giving the illusion that you’re wearing higher heels than you actually are. For example, my boots in the photo above have 4-inch heels. But because of the built-in platform, it only feels like I’m walking on 3-inches. So in a way, it’s kind of like cheating. :P But this really got me thinking about how popular built-in platforms are getting. Every Thursday night, I see girls who are heading out to the bar or club wearing monstrosities like these:
To be honest, I don’t like the shape of these pumps at all. The front is exaggerated, whereas the whole point of built-in platforms is to be somewhat less noticeable. I understand that shoes like these are designed to make wearing high heels easier, but these styles just look tacky. In fact, they almost remind me of stripper shoes. >.<;
In my personal opinion, built-in platforms and pumps just don’t mix. I don’t mind seeing them on boots or wedges, though. It’s unfortunate that almost every single store at the mall carries shoes like these. :'( What do you guys think?
In other news, I scored a tube of NYC Ultra Moist Lipwear in Mahogany the other day. It was an extra in the theatrical makeup haul that my committee bought, and I was able to keep it because it was still sealed and unopened. :D
The shade itself is incredibly dark in the packaging, which may be a little intimidating at first. But once applied, it’s actually pretty sheer. You have to actually build up the layers in order to achieve the dark burgundy color in the tube. Thankfully, one or two layers on top of lip balm or lip gloss is enough to get dramatically plum lips without the vampiress look. :P It’s a shame that its lasting power isn’t much to brag about. But I’m not surprised, since a tube of this stuff only costs $0.99 at your local drug store. At least the smell is pleasant! : )
In other news, I’d like to mention my friends from Tungsten Depot. My boyfriend had brought up earlier today that he was interested in buying the His and Her rings sets on the website, given there was a special occasion. And I do admit that many of their specialty tungsten rings look quite fancy and desirable! Which is why I want to spread the word about them. If any of you are interested in buying tunsgten jewelry, look no further. Until next time! ^.^