Wednesday, December 21, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 16

Well, finally got word on my computer. The new screen came in, but now my laptop won't boot up at all. Which means, I have to take it in somewhere and pay money I don't have to try and get it fixed. Sigh. So much for my Christmas miracle.

In happier news, today I am meeting up with a group of my friends to catch up before the holidays. We are going to get our picture taken with Santa and go to dinner. Very exciting!

Here are a couple of pictures from the dinner party my friend and I hosted:




It is day 16 of the 30 day beauty challenge! Today's challenge is: A celebrity whose fashion you don't like. I chose Nikki Minaj.


Why Nikki? While I love her unabashed use of colour, everything she wears is so extreme that in my opinion, it stops being about fashion. It appears to have more to do with attention by any means possible. Her style is fun and outrageous, but simply not to my taste.

What do you think of Nikki's style? How are your Christmas preparations coming along?

xo Shannon

32 comments:

  1. you look so pretty love the red on you! and completely agree with on the nikki style

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  2. Great Christmasy dress! Agreed, love her songs hate her clothes xx

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  3. I would've loved to help out if I were there. I love dinner parties. So sad about your tech problems. I have no clue what to do. Not tech savvy. I think Nicki Minaj is also extreme. It stops being fashionable and starts being just plain ugly. I don't mind if it was for carnival or the stage though.

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  4. Gorgeous red dress, looks lovely on you ;)

    I agree, not a fan of Nikki's style either.

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  5. What a lovely lady in red. Love the simple yet cozy table setting. Holiday preparations gets wackier and busier every passing day. :D

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  6. Looks like a nice dinner party! Love your red dress!

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  7. You look divine in that red dress with pearls! I should get a xmas tree. :P
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  8. You look so great in red!!!.

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  9. aaw so sorry about your laptop! hope it gets fixed soon!
    and what a wonderful dinner party!!! great red dress!
    uuuh yea, she's like a walking painting. my eyes hurt looking at her sometimes haha.

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  10. Love the red dress,great post&pics. I'm a massive fan of Nicki Minaj makeup looks but the dress sense is a bit outrageous takes fashion style to a whole new level

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  11. couldnt agree more about nikki minaj, its all too bold and brash!I love the red dress and lipstick on you, very festive!

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  12. Just stopping by to say: Happy Holidays! hope you have a great time and hopefully your computer starts to work again!

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  13. her style is fun, but it is not my taste.

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  14. I don't like Nikki Minaj either... Well, I hope u had a great time with ur friends!!! :)

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  15. lovely pictures and yes i hate nicki minaj, her sense of fashion is way over her head !

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  16. I'm sorry about what happened with your PC, hopefully you will sort it out soon..:)

    I love the dress you are wearing as well as your hairstyle, i bet you had lots of fun together..

    Nikki's style is awful I totally agree with you and last but not least..

    I wanna wish you Merry X-mas Shannon. You are one of the sweetest girls with big bright eyes..

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  18. u look so pretty! im ur new follower hope u follow me back :)

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  19. Im not a big fan of nicki's fashion either.

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  20. So nice you hosted a party for you friends. Looked lovely!

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  21. I love your table setting with the blue tablecloth!!

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  22. Hi,
    The table for the dinner was so beautiful, loved!!!!
    About Nikki, I agree with you, it is all about attention!!!!
    You and your friend look beautiful!!!!

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  23. nikki minaj's style is way too crazy for me! i love your elegant red dress!
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  24. Great photos. I love your outfit. :) Totally agree about Nikki, but love her songs. :)
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  25. ohh so nice!and like your dress!!
    kisses pretty and happy xmas=)

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  26. Pretty photo!! I like Nikki but agree with you!!

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  27. Looks like a fun dinner! And I agree, celebs like Nikka and Lady Gaga are wear "costumes" not fashion.
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  28. isn't nicki wearing versace there? i think it was the the HM versace show.... or maybe im wrong but i love how she makes a bold statement with the clothes she is wearing this is incred, love the photos
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

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