Saturday, February 28, 2015

Humble Beauty #15

After not buying any beauty products in January, 
I did pick up a few items I have been in search of but all-in-all I've been reasonable...

Ordered the "limited edition" Maybelline Color Tattoo in "Sleek & Spice" 
{as Thrift Thick on youtube suggested!}

I've been searching high and low for this Loreal "Masked Affair" polish
and everywhere I go and see the display that color is the only one sold out! 
Thank goodness for Bianca my sister who scored it in Delaware! 
Can't wait to get it & use it!

 I've been battling severely dried hands these days, 
I have been trying the Trader Joe's Coconut Body Butter and I like it even though I can't get the imagery of a pina colada when I use it...

I've also been trying this O'Keefe's "Working Hands" lotion for my cuticles and sides of my fingers that have been cracking & painful lately...
At first I really liked it and I thought was working well but it leaves a weird white cast on my nails and leaves your hands with like a weird tacky feeling, 
but I still think it helps heal the cracks that won't go away this time of the year.

I am so happy I picked up this Hard Candy Ombre Lipstick in "Practical" 
{as recommended by Tati on youtube}
I've been wearing it all the time! 
Also got the Hard Candy "Birthday Suit" palette- 
it is good but I think my Sonia Kashuk neutral palette is better.
Got a restock in the Softlips cubes from Wegmans: 
on sale for $1.99 and I had a $1 coupon = 99 cents! 
I love the sample I got so I am happy to have two more for a fraction of the cost!

I was pretty neutral on this month's ipsy bag
I do love the Model Co blush & my favorite item was the City Color "Creamy Lip Stain" in "Flirtini"
Still have to try the other items

Also I am in the process of trying Neutrogena c/o Influenster,
little weird and tingly but I am loving this stuff!
My skin looks and feels softer!
#BehindTheGlow #Neutrogena #Contest

Also picked up two items from PinchMe
the coffee was good, I prefer expresso 
the body wash is nice too, will be a nice transition to spring!

I am also excited to be trying some Mary Kay products that were gifted to me by Lisa
So far loving the Apple Berry lip stick- warn here & CC cream!
Keep you posted!
Here are this month's empties: 
bath empties are pretty much the usuals: Dove soap / Crest 3D White toothpaste / Revlon buttercream in "Burgundy" / Yankee Candle "Christmas Cookie"

beauty: 100 % Pure body cream- smelled nice, not really a large enough sample to get a good feel for it... / FAB "Ultra Repair Cream"- this was good while it lasted / Smashbox- gel eyeliner- one of my first purchases at Sephora when I was in high school... passed its prime / Maybelline "Dream Liquid Mousse"- given to me by my sister- not really a fan / Versace- Bright Crystal Eau De Parfum- floral and pretty but probably not going to purchase / Clear Clinic spot treatment via ipsy- loved this stuff but got funky towards the end of putting the applicator back in... / Too Faced "Better Than Sex" mascara- LOVE this stuff! Using up others and then I will repurchase / Urban Decay "Anti Aging" primer- not my favorite but used it up!
I have to also include some "Shopping Cart Saturday" items since the 
Lauren Conrad Cinderella collection at Kohls includes these amazing tulle skirts!
Sold out for now- I am hoping they restock!
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

into the blue

This is how my mornings start, 
Arnold wants to be held and get all his kitty kisses in 
and meows the whole time like he is telling me all the dreams he had during the night...

Feeling lots of blue today because I am going to NYC to a Ranger game tonight! 

What I Wore: glasses- BonLook lips- Mary Kay "Apply Berry" {trying out a lot of their products- stay tuned for Saturday's Humble Beauty post!},  sweater- Michael Kors, pants- Old Navy, flats- Target


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

horses & plaid

This is one of my "stock outfits" perfect for a sleepy day after a night of Pale Ale Brew Club events!

What I Wore: glasses- BonLook, lips- Revlon Just Bitten "Romantic", necklace- Spike The Punch, top- thrifted, tank- Banana Republic, pants- Gap, flats- Old Navy 

Last night we went to a Jameson tasting 
{I observed, not much for whiskey- made entertaining by the Irish accent who presented it} 
& a Ballantine tasting, a pretty good beer from Pabst Brewing 

Guess it went down on a Tuesday...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Finally! Some leopard wrap dress inspo!

I have had this 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target dress since the collection came out Sept 15th 2013
and have never known how to rock it, 
until I saw Queserasarah wear it on instagram!

What I Wore: glasses- c/o Firmoo, lips- City Color "Flirtini" via ipsy this month {I love this color & formula}, scarf- Target, necklace- local store, jacket- JCrew Factory, jean jacket- Gap, dress- 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, stockings- Betsey Johnson, flats- Forever 21 

I think this whole week is out of order, 
here is a mani Tuesday brought to you by Revlon "Smoldering" & Barry's tongue...
I always think this color is prettier in the bottle then on my nails
{still in a grey theme apparently}
Is it Friday yet?
Or better yet Thursday since I am going to NYC for a Ranger Game!
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Peplum with Some Sparkle

Sometimes casual Friday turns out to have a sparkly side...
& sometimes it needs to be blogged on a Monday...

What I Wore: glasses- Steve Madden, necklace- BaubleBar, tops- Anthropologie, cardigan- Bucks County Dry Goods in Princeton, jeans- Abercrombie & Fitch, boots- Steve Madden 

Check out my vintage finds: InTheLeopardCloset
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