Monday, July 28, 2014

Beach Waves #1: Ipsy Score- Marc Anthony

While I am away enjoying the sun with my family in Saint Thomas,
I wanted to do a mini series of the Beach Spray texturing sprays 
that I have been playing with this summer, 
I love beach sprays because my hair does nothing without product

So over the next three days I will be featuring these three beach sprays with mini reviews 
and so you can see what they look like in outfit posts! 
#1: Marc Anthony Dream Waves via ipsy
#2: Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturing Sea Salt Spray
#3: Bumble and bumble Surf Spray 

So the first spray is Marc Anthony Dream Waves that I got from an ipsy bag,
I love the scent of this spray! 

What I Wore: glasses- c/o Firmoo, necklace- baublebar, top- vintage, shorts- Cotton On, flats- Prabal Gurung for Target

While editing I found this beauty on my phone, 
I don't know how this man puts up with my blogging, shopping, and being all around a weirdo...

& I had to take off my glasses to show you this eye makeup look, I was pretty damn proud of it! 
Using my Lorac "Pocket Pro"- such amazing shadows & I love the look that they give!
So happy I picked this up at Kohls for only like $12!

In the past I have continued to rock this combination with some neon pants from the Gap,

This outfit is a repeat from last year when we were moving into our new house!
& it never got blogged...
{with Rivet & Sway glasses & Kate Spade bag}

This week's Mani Monday for Glitter & Gloss link up is a mixture of metals with Sally Hansen "Rose Copper" & OPI "DS Classic" accent glitter

Let me know if you like this idea and would like to see other posts like this! 

Check out my vintage finds: InTheLeopardCloset
Shop my closet: PoshMark


Sunday, July 27, 2014

A story about shoes

I explained that I have been wanting Birkenstock shoes since middle school 
but never pulled the trigger

When I saw these silver Sam & Libby for Target Birk look-a-likes, I knew I needed them! 
{also ordered the black ones too!}
The woman in the store saw the silver shoes when I was purchasing them 
& said "I am so mad at you"
I said "Why?" & she said, "Everyone has been trying those shoes on and they don't fit!"
I said, "And they are sold out online too! I can't believe you have the silver in store"
She said, "That is the only pair"

When I got home I was already wearing them & the hubby said, "Are those new?"
& I explained the above story and he paused for like 10 minutes and said "I don't really like them"
I think he was surprised when I said "You are not suppose to"
But I love them!

What I Wore: glasses- Kensie, necklaces- gift from student, dress- trashyvintage, bag- vintage Dooney & Bourke {gift for my Masters from my Little Dara from my sorority}  

We went to the Vault in Yardley, PA 
& had their Coffee Stout- I normally am not a coffee beer fan but this was delicious!

& finally picked up this piece from Nicolet Schenck!
It has been on my wish list for about 6 months now! 

It is perfect in our entry way!
The house print is from MsSpanner on etsy! {LOVE her work!}

& went to The Bent Spoon in Princeton, NJ for some basil ice cream =) 

Check out my vintage finds: InTheLeopardCloset
Shop my closet: PoshMark


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Humble Beauty Opinion #8

Welcome to Humble Beauty Opinion #8, 
here are some recent purchases & reviews!

I got LOTS of good stuff at Ulta, I am LOVING the Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer 
& the Chocolate Bar is To.Die.For, smells like chocolate, tastes sweet & is amazing quality!
Also excited to try a Debra Lippmann polish & the Tarte palette everyone is talking about!

I LOVE this Lorac Pocket Pro from Kohl's for $14 it is incredible!
These Real Techniques brushes are also nice too!

I also picked up this letter holder from Staples & it is the new way my palettes are stored and I love how it looks!

My updated makeup counter!
<favorite place in the house!>

Picked up more Sally Beauty shadows,
this is more of a neutral palette, for under $1 each + a $5 off coupon I had to stock up!

I have also been loving this Physicians Formula eye brighter for the inner corner of my eye looks
and this Loreal infallible eye shadow in "Amber Rush" is one of my all time faves!
I love the Jergens self tanning lotion & this one has SPF in it so it is perfect for vacation, 
I am not impressed with this Cover Girl blush, I am happy I got it for 50% off-- but I am not sure it is even worth that price, not very pigmented.

I also finally found this Loreal Hip Duo in Electrified at Walgreens while visiting my sister,
Not sure if it is worth the hype... but it is nice.

Another hyped product that I wanted to pick up and try is the Maybelline Baby Skin "Pore Eraser",
I have heard it may be like Benefits "Porefessional" but I don't think it is at all,
I guess I will use it because it is a way cheaper version but I think it is worth getting the Benefit one,

I've been wanting to try this dry shampoo for a while & with my Anthro employee discount valid at Urban Outfitters I thought it was a good time to finally pick it up!

I finally got the OPI Coke collection! 
Can't wait to use that green color! 

I always look forward to Ipsy every month & this month was no exception, 
enjoying the bareMinerals shadow!
Also redeemed points for the bareMinerals lipstick in "Light It Up" which is bright & pretty!

My last PinchMe box arrived!
I am loving the eye cream!

Also ordered my 4th PinchMe!

Next PinchMe is August 19th at 12:00 EST
Get on it! 

I also wanted to share some of my empty products this month to give a little review on things I have used up and if I would repurchase them: 
Bath: Barefoot scrub from Ipsy- I enjoyed this while it lasted probably wouldn't purchase, Coconut handmade scrub from my Grandlittle Courtney's baby shower- smelled so good and left legs soft, Bodycology cupcake body wash- love this smell, Dove oxygen shampoo and conditioner from PinchMe box- LOVE this, will be purchasing! Redken color extender shampoo and conditioner- great for red hair, maybe will repurchase, LAFresh Face Cleanser- from Ipsy, didn't do anything, Cetaphil- nice and gentle cleanser used to use this a lot will probably get another small bottle, Lush "Love Lettuce" face mask- I am not a huge face mask girl but this was fun to play with, Lush "Big Shampoo" sample- not a huge fan couldn't get it to suds up enough, Lush "Ocean Salt" scrub sample- hubby loved this stuff, I thought it was okay, he wants a full size lol, Gummy vitamins- love these!, Loreal conditioner from hair dye- this stuff smelled really strange, can't put my finger on it, almost like a seafood smell?

Makeup: Dove Energy Glow- love this stuff! Bare Bronze by Victoria's Secret- great bronzer & I like the scent to it, Jergens Natural Glow- always a fave!, Oscar Blandi Protein Mist- I liked this stuff not sure if it did anything though, Sally Hansen Moisturizing Nail Polish remover- eh, just okay, Lush- "Hello Gorgeous" face moisturizer- made by angels, that must be why it is like $80+ a bottle {may save for it, it is that good}, Avon MEGA effects mascara- loved this, applicator is a little weird but I liked it a lot, not better than Too Faced "Better Than Sex" though, Pixi Lash Booster Mascara- eh, from Ipsy & not great, Too faced "Shadow Insurance"- I loved this & this sample lasted forever, I am trying out Urban Decays version and will decide which one to purchase. Benefits "It's Potent" eye cream sample- eh, not sure this does anything, Delectable hand cream in strawberry & cream- hubby hated this smell but I enjoyed it, Suave natural infusion oil- pretty nice, enjoyed how it made my hair look!

What do you think of the inclusion of my empties? 
I love these videos on youtube and wanted to try it out on the blog,
let me know!

Check out my vintage finds: InTheLeopardCloset
Shop my closet: PoshMark


Friday, July 25, 2014

Time to ship out! (i.e. how I pack)

Hello all! 
As you are reading this my bottom is going to be on an airplane to St. Thomas with my family! 
We are staying at the Marriott Frenchman's Cove, it looks so pretty, I can't wait!

I wanted to share some of the chaos that is packing...
this is the overview...

Here are the tops I will be bringing, 
Lots of vacation outfit posts will be arriving when we get back!

These are the bottoms that I am bringing,

Some PJs and a couple of dresses/beach cover ups,

Yup, that is my new Mara Hoffman bathing suit! 

Having a Mara Hoffman moment with this tank from Anthropologie! 
& matching mani {more on that later!}

Accessories: baublebar & Anthro 
shoes: Target, Forever 21, Target, Target 

This is my airplane outfit,

& whats in my carry on,

Bringing my usual beauty bag,

& a few extras that I am looking to try on the trip! 

I have posts scheduled for all of next week, see you later! 
{Hopefully with a bit of a tan!}

Check out my vintage finds: InTheLeopardCloset
Shop my closet: PoshMark