After months and months of dreaming of the Kate Spade Little Minka bag, I finally bought it!!! Gilt (an online flash sale website) was having a Kate Spade sale and the price was just too good to pass up. I'm so happy. Sometimes waiting really does pay off. It's actually a lot bigger than I...

Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy and Selena Gomez in 'Monte Carlo.' Photo: Courtesy of New Regency Productions The trailer for Selena Gomez's new film Monte Carlo just hit and it already has enthusiasts of teen-comedies-that-are-so-far-fetched-it's-crazy (slowly raises hand) eagerly...

Monte Carlo is perfect for those who believed the first two Quad Royale palettes were too light or too cool-toned for them. I think Monte Carlo is also perfect for anyone who wants a beautifully coordinated palette of warm, summer shades. Monte Carlo is entirely different from Summer in...

Monte Carlo tastes a little like marshmallows, and in fact I'd say the colour is quite similar to Lancome's Marshmallow Juicy Tube. A small amount can be put on for a wash of colour, or it can be built up for a bit more impact. Be careful it doesn't end up on your teeth though! Peach...

CafePressis offering one lucky College Prep reader a custom snap stamper kit!!! CafePress has so many products on their website, like custom invitations and custom stationery. The custom stamper has been on my Christmas list for years... but I can never choose what design I want, so I...

And somewhere along the train of my thought, I remembered! I posted my first College Prep post just after Christmas. (I wasn't sure of the exact date, and sure enough my trusty little iPhone confirmed my suspicions: College Prep officially turned another year older.) I love that I started...

*The Hotel de Paris at night* I've just come back from another lovely few days in Monte Carlo with the Very Mummy G and, as usual, my eyes were popping out my head with all the amazing high end fashion around the little bubble principality. What's more, they are still completely obsessed...

) A little luxury, a big change in my outlook. What's your favorite "little luxury"? How do you pull yourself back up when you're feeling gloomy?

(No one wants to deal with a cranky, stressed out Carly!) Taking time for myself is always a little bit of an indulgence and it comes in different packages depending on how I'm feeling and what the circumstances are. A few of my favorite indulgences: Coming home from work and slipping...

A few (fun) updates from me: 1) I just started a new little page on College Prep... I have a Currently Obsessed profile but it's kind of hard to get to. I also get a lot of emails asking what my "top picks" are. I thought it would be fun to put together a page with my top six items. I'm not...

 

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