Monday, May 29, 2017

Bye BUY American (Apparel) Girl

I am still surprised that American Apparel is closed,
but before it did, I hit up that spot for some amazing deals on basics!  
{No I did not take home that leopard onsie ๐Ÿ‘†, but I did consider it ๐Ÿ˜ }

I did pick up:
 A classic American Apparel city tote ๐Ÿ‘†

& these t-shirts: 

Everything was 40%, then 50%, then 70% and the store closed.
Bye BUY American (Apparel) Girl




 What I Wore: glasses- Firmoo, lips- Essence "Cool Nude" + e.l.f. pout perfecter in "Glow", necklace- Kendra Scott {gift from hubby}, top- American Apparel, pants- Whoa, Wait Collection @ Walmart  sneakers- Nike {via Kohl's}, bag- vintage Coach {thrifted}




I never wear sneakers, but I am in love with these Nikes
 and I see the appeal!

We went to Nomad for a perfect pizza date
& our Plan Bee Farm Brewery "BarTLett" beer,
a great pearing (get it--- because it's a pear beer)

Lots of new music has been added to my Spotify 2017 Playlist!
Here is what I've been rocking out to:




What are you rocking out to on this Memorial Day?!

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Lafont: Full Circle (in leopard glasses, of course!)

When I first spotted (pun intended)
my first pair of leopard glasses I was a freshman/sophomore in high school.
I had been wearing glasses since the 8th grade
& had been completely disappointed with the available selection.

I remember stepping into Gail's Optical Shoppe,
looking around and seeing a leopard print frame
hiding among all the black and silver frames.

I immediately rushed to then, read the inside arm "Jean Lafont", & thought
"Well thank youuuu Jean Lafont for making glasses that finally speak to my soul!"
 and put them on my face,
it was love at first try-on.

I turned around to show my mom,
and she said something along the lines of "are you serious".

I think the smile from lens to lens should have given it away.

Yes I was serious. Honestly this was the first time that I felt like myself.

I wore them daily for years,
 lens replacement after lens replacement as my Rx changed.

They are my signature.

Here are some college evidence, when you know,
cell phone cameras became a thing ๐Ÿ˜‰


I first blogged my leopard glasses in 2011
and they were the inspiration behind THIS ENTIRE BLOG!

Fast forward to my first rendezvous
 at the 2017 International Vision Expo in NYC at the Javits Center in April.

When I first passed the amazing LaFont booth,
I literally walked by like ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

I thought, "THE Lafont, they are here, right here,
OMG look at how beautiful this collection is!!"

As the story came full circle,
Ruth from 10/10 Optics introduced me to Kristen the brand manager of Lafont
and she personally showed me the collection.
You can see all that beautifulness HERE from the original blog post.

Kristen said that she had read BehindTheLeopardGlasses
and knew that my leopard glasses were on their last leg and needed to be replaced.

She then let me pick out not one, BUT two pairs!
I nearly fainted.

I mean, I really just wanted a LaFont tote bag that everyone was carrying around...
Was not expecting to have my mind blown!

I've been carrying it around daily to NYC,
it fits my new leopard computer case from Amazon
& my Betsey Johnson leopard wallet that I got from Poshmark...
Can you tell I may be leopard obsessed?! 

Ruth from 10/10 Optics gifted me the lenses for my new leopard specs!
HOW DID I GET SO LUCKY?!

These are the two pairs that I picked out:


OMG, they are just too pretty for words.
No doubt an upgrade!

They came in an amazing package with three printed scarves,
so pretty that they need to be framed,
could you image the three of these in frames on a wall?
Perfectionnnnnn

Soon they got my Rx and were good to go!

Out with the old, In with the new.
But you know those oldies never going anywhere...
more for display since they will not be able to handle yet another lens replacement

Add some leopard pants and I AM IN MY ELEMENT!



What I Wore: glasses- c/o Lafont, lips- Revlon "Matte Seduction", top- Who What Wear x Target, pants- JCrew, flats- Cat & Jack at Target


I LOVE the leopard, metal, and crystal details.
They are so detailed and so pretty!
& these silver glasses are also a new favorite!
They are still leopard, but a silver embossed design.
So amazing.

Old + New + New

I cannot thank Lafont and Kristen enough.
It is amazing to get a leopard upgrade
from the original company that changed my whole personal style.

All these years later and I am still in love!

Shoutout to Ruth from 10/10 Optics
for the introduction and continued love, support, and lenses!
๐Ÿ˜Ž

I found these beauties on framesdirect while diving into Lafont:


๐Ÿ˜
Lafont is KILLING eyeglass designs!
You should check them out, there is something for everyone!

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

May Humble Beauty #42

It is the last Saturday of the month,
that means it is Humble Beauty Opinion time!

Here is what I got in my monthly subscriptions,
what I purchased, what is on my wishlist and what I've used up!

I loved this month's Ipsy
The bag itself is so cute, 
& I love the Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick in "Posh",
 it is definitely a new favorite lipstick. 
I also love the PEEK Beauty metalimatte in A-Boo blush, I have been using it with a stippling brush and it is perfect for this time of year! 

I passed on the Manna Kadar Split Pan and the Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette to my sister because they were quite neutral and similar to a lot of things I already have. 

The big angled Royal & Langnickel MODA brush is interesting, I have to find a good use for it.

I also ordered this month's Target Beauty Box for $10
because it looked like a good one!

I love the Wet n Wild Cat Suit liquid lippie in "Nice To Fuchsia"
{wore HERE}, it is beautiful!
I have yet to use the rest, but I used the Nexxus samples up
 which was quite difficult, the packaging was cute,
 but so hard to get product out of =( all-in-all they were okay.

I am also loving this month's Sephora Play,
apparently I am not the only one,
after attempting to take this photo at least 5 times
due to Arnold's instance with playing with everything,
I thought I finally got a shot without him messing it up,
when I looked back at it,
this is what I found:

After he was satisfied with being a butt hole with my beauty products,
he went about his business eating with his hands because that is his new thing...


Speaking of Sephora,
one of the groups presenting their advertising/promotions project
{the project that I did on Lush}
Gave away their birthday gift to whoever guessed the right number from 1-10,
I GOT IT and I have been loving it!
{The number was 6 in case you were wondering}

Recently we visited Columbus Flea Market and I stopped by J&M Beauty Supply
and picked up lots of goodies at great prices!
I am loving the Physicians Formula "Canyon Classics" palette,
the CoverGirl lipstick in "Garnet Flame"
& the Milani Stay Put Matte liner in "Safari Matte",
I have been wanting a green eyeliner and this is my favorite so far, its perfect!

I also ordered "Courtney" from Devinah Cosmetics,
 the mustard shade that I was obsessing over in last month's beauty post,
It is BEAUTIFUL!
 I love that they come with a surprise gift, this one is "Ice-Kissed" which I have also been loving!


Love them both!


Another exiting score of this month was this Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit
from my wishlist in March's Humble Beauty Opinion post!
 My Zia found and got for me!


It is so pretty!



I picked up these soaps from our local Asian grocery store,
so fragrant and loving them

This month's wishlist:

I LOVE this red Lolita shade from Kat Von D,
available June 6th on Sephora,
 this is my perfect shade!
{Source- Trendmood1 on Instagram}

Jaclyn Hill released some more info on her next Morphe palette,
launch date will be released June 5th!

I want to try this "no frauds" shade from Klarity Kosmetics as seen on dupe that on Instagram,
such a cool shade!

This month's empties:
bath: Bath & Body Works "Warm Vanilla Sugar"- this stuff is pretty damn old, but I love the scent and still moisturizing / Matrix "Total Results Amplify Volume"- a good shampoo and conditioner, nothing too special / Loreal "Repair Remedy Mask"- I like this for some deep conditioning and this pot lasts forever. / Nexxus "Therappe" got in the Target box this month, like said- the packaging was cute, but so hard to get product out of / OUAI "Treatment Masque"- I liked the way this smelt but didn't have a lot of product in it / Dove Powder 24h invisible solid deodorant- I have since gone to the Secret gel formula again but this is a good one too / Lush "Big Shampoo" sample- Salty shampoo that surprisingly lathers quite well, hubby loved this last time we had it and it smells like summer / Lush "Curly Whirly Shampoo" sample- coconut chunks and scent, kinda chunky and weird but moisturizing, as for the curls, my hair doesn't do anything so I didn't notice a difference  {both samples from my Lush market research trip!} / St Ives Apricot Scrub- my all time favorite scrub, a must in my routine (and my sister's routines!) / CeraVe "Hydrating Cleanser"- I am not sure this does anything, honestly / Aveeno Positively Radient 60 Second In-Shower Facial- also not sure this did anything either, but fun to try / Celavi- makeup remover wipes, I get these from the Korean grocery store H-Mart and I love them! /  Lancรดme Visionnaire Crescendo™ Progressive Night Peel via Influenster {see full review in Thursday's blog post!} / Pears Transparent Soap- I get this from the dollar store and it is my favorite bar soap / bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack- these are so nice, I love them! / Celavi Essence Facial Mask in "Avocado"- I get these from the Korean grocery store H-Mart and these are an everyday fave! {you can get them on Amazon- $10.50 for a pack of 12!}

beauty: Atelier Cologne "Clementine California"- I liked this scent, not enough to purchase but it was nice / fresh "Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment"- these samples are annoying to use since you can't travel with them but this is hydrating and nice, I see the obsession but not necessarily the price tag... /  Seraphine Botanicals "Happy Hibiscus" blush from Ipsy- I love this color but the packaging broke apart so I de-potted into a Z Palette / Wet n Wild "Crรจme brรปlรฉe" shadow- my all time favorite for brow highlight and even to set the under eye area, I always have at least two backups of this shade / Onomie "A.C.E. Illuminating Eye Treatment"- I was expecting to really like this stuff but it was so sparkly and not great, I ended up mixing it with the Rimmel Stay Matte foundation to lighten it up and make it a more blendable and wearable / Maybelline "Dream Velvet Soft-Matte" foundation in 15 Ivory- I thought I was really going to like this formula but it was weird and sat on top of the skin, not a favorite / Rimmel "Stay Matte Liquid Mousse" foundation in 100 Ivory- this is so thick and not really my shade, was given to be for review but I have had it for a long time now, finally used it up with the Onomie "A.C.E. Illuminating Eye Treatment" as mentioned above!

candles: 2 x "Cozy Nights"- Target candles, my all time favorite fall and winter candles, these are my last two of my supply, until next fall! /  Wood Craft "Craklin' Fire"- I get these at the dollar store and I like them, especially for the bathroom / Garden Party set of 2- I recently got these from the dollar store and have been LOVING them, they smell like spring and I need to get more! / Mahogany Driftwood candle from Walmart- I love these candles, this scent is amazing too!

What have you been loving this month?
What is on your beauty wishlist?

Can you believe it is almost June?!

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