Sunday, May 31, 2015

Shopping Date + Mani!

I had so much fun hanging out with my sister this week when we got a mani, sushi,
and did a little shopping in Princeton!



this is my "someone is coming" face...
4 years of blogging and I still get awkward...
What I Wore: glasses- Warby Parker, lips- Revlon Lip Butter in "Candy Apple", necklace- Spike The Punch, top- vintage, pants- Cotton On, flats- Target, bag- 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

I love my chevron mani! 

We went to Green Street Consignment in Princeton to check it out,
I haven't been to this shop in a while...
I generally find good stuff but I find their prices a little high for second hand...

I did pick up these two leopard beauties:
Jones New York red/navy leopard- $17 // Coach leopard clutch- $28

I also spotted this beauty hiding in the jewelry cabinet...
JCrew bow necklace- $28

After I checked out I spotted this frog necklace...
I loved it but not sure I would wear it enough,
I have one that my students made me last year and I love that one!

I am so excited to announce that I will be doing a mini series on my blog next week!
It is called:
LOVE this calligraphy from Michelle from Calligraphy Cult
I met her at Texas Style Council CAMP 
and reached out to her to write me a header for this special mini series, she is the best! 
Check out her work & join the Calligraphy Cult!

I will be recapping all the traveling I did before I wrote Behind The Leopard Glasses,
{Including: Hong Kong, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Italy, & Main Land China}

When I started this blog traveling was a big part of my life,
so much so that it is included in the header ^
now with owning a house & tons of bills to pay, it just isn't feasible,
now traveling is mainly local exploration & occasional domestic flights / family vacations
& building my travel bucket list...

So stay tuned to see me circa 2009,
let's just say I am happy I didn't write a "fashion blog" with the outfits you are about to see...

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

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Humble Beauty #18

I was reflecting on my makeup looks when I first started blogging 
{I've been doing a lot of reminiscing lately, I have a mini series coming to the blog soon!}

And I came across this gem from a guest post on The Daily Dani,
where I discuss not changing up my makeup and "saving" on makeup...
Wow times have changed!


Fast forward,
I am perhaps too into makeup these days,
One of my new purchases has been a long time coming
the Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette!

I have been loving it so far,
especially the pink shades and the orange transition shades!

A more impulse buy was the Lorac Pro Palette 2 from Kohls...
After a bunch of swatches, it had to come home with me!

Loving the rose gold shade and the navy,
The nectar shade is great for the crease!
{In unrelated news- I love these throwback blue test booklets for blog ideas!}

Another thing that I've really been loving is the Black Radiance Baked Blush in "Warm Berry",
as an eye shadow as suggested by Bailey B on YouTube

I ran out of my Urban Decay "All Nighter" Setting Spray and wanted to give the Loreal one a shot,
The Loreal one is $17 and a drug store item compared the Urban Decay spray at $30

I have been enjoying it but I don't think it is as good as the Urban Decay one,
Differences:
- Price point is slightly different, Loreal can be way cheaper with coupons!
- Loreal one is a cloudy off white color, Urban Decay is more clear
- Loreal spray is harsher than the Urban Decay nozzle

I don't see a big difference in the lasting power of my makeup with each sprayI put the Loreal spray into an old Urban Decay bottle- loving that mist better!
#beautyhack

I was not kidding about the usage of coupons!
I got the Loreal spray for $5.48!

I love this month's ipsy bag!
The products are okay... but the actual bag is so cute!

I am excited to try the Urban Decay lip gloss,
 but I wish this sample was packaged in a user/travel friendly way

This month's ipsy bag is similar to one I spotted in the check out line in Sephora:

I also tried the new PinchMe Plus service where you pay $3-$4 to get guaranteed samples a day earlier than a normal Tuesday release,
I was not really happy with the selection and don't think I will use this service again,
more beauty less bull!

A few month's ago I was contacted to review these Amazingly Beautiful oil moisturizers,
I don't currently use essential oils in anyway but I have been enjoying these,
They leave my skin smooth, 
but my house does not have air condition and they haven't been getting absorbed,
I am looking forward to using them more in the fall and winter 
I normally don't review these types of products but I decided to give them a shot 
& I have been enjoying these oils over the last couple of months. 

They also mentioned that for a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle of Amazingly Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer (for women) or The Man A.M. Moisturizer (for men) and agreed to send one bottle FREE if readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. A total value of over $40.00. Click here to get your FREE Bottle and FREE reports now!

** I am not being compensated for the above link, I have been enjoying them and wanted to pass on the offer they sent to me.

empties:
bath: Revlon Colorsilk Haircolor in "Deep Burgundy"- a shade darker than I normally do but I love it! / Zotos Quantum "Riveting Reds" shampoo & conditioner- I think this helped my color last but it left my hair dry and tangled, required a leave-in conditioner to help / Bath and Body Works "Black Tie" candle- Love this smell, I have been into deeper more cologne type smells / Caviar CC Cream- love this stuff, will eventually purchase but it is expensive! / St. Ives Apricot Scrub- I love this stuff, have used it for years and will continue to use it / Everyday Luxe "Bedroom" candle- loved this, highly scented and nice

beauty: Fekkai Blowout Dry Shampoo- I loved this one, I really liked the smell of this one / Glade "Cashmere Woods" air freshener- I also like this smell, I enjoyed it more in the spray from than the candle / Klorne Dry Shampoo- I also enjoyed this one both not my absolute favorites but both good / Maybelline Line Stiletto- this used to be my ride or die but it is a little dry and I have been enjoying the Sephora brand more lately / Softlips cube- got this from Influenster to try & really enjoyed it, have repurchased! I think it is way better than the EOS balms. 

What are you loving in the beauty world this month? 
Let me know! 

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

Friday, May 29, 2015

White Denim

My version of a Canadian Tuxedo...

 What I Wore: glasses- Steve Madden, necklace- BaubleBar, top- vintage via RehabbedHandmadeShop on Etsy, pants- Gap, flats- Lilly Pultizer for Target

Maggie stealing the show...


In the garden

Not a lot of Faves on this Friday...
but I do love this Olive Oil ice cream with sea salt and olive oil on top
from The Bent Spoon in Princeton, NJ!

I also got a snapchat...
I am not sure how to use it but if you want to be snap friends you can find me @emmasglasses!

Another fave is that I am going to visit my sister in Delaware this weekend with all my sisters!
I am so excited to relax and hang out =)

Happy Weekend!

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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sometimes you just need an "All You Can Eat Sushi" lunch date...

Know what I mean?!

Apparently I need to avoid the "dog",
good thing I married another "eccentric" and "complex" dragon
to share in my "very passionate nature"
<3




What I Wore: glasses- Warby Parker, lips- Rimmel "Let's Get Naked", eye makeup- loving this look using Black Radiance Baked Blush in "Warm Berry" {see below, details on humble beauty post this Saturday}, earrings- Rehabbed Handmade on Etsy, necklace- LittleBlackBag.com {website no longer exists}, top- Peter Som for Kohls, pants- Gap, loafers- thrifted



Maybe instead of all you can eat,
you can get this Kate Spade clutch to make you hungry...
via sburns1223 on Poshmark

Every time I took out my phone I would be like, "Sushi sounds like a good idea"
That would just amplify my sushi habit...

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

More Stripes + Floral

This is another take on the stripes & floral look...
{see skirted version here}

This JCrew shirt is one of my all time favorite items I've thrifted!



What I Wore: glasses- BonLook, top- JCrew, floral blouse- Gap {thrifted/vintage}, necklace- BaubleBar, pants- JCrew, flats- thrifted

What is the one item that is in your closet that is one of your faves?
One thrifted/second hand item? 
Let me know! 

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