Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ciate hoopla and Estée Lauder bare

Two quick photos of Ciate paint pot in Hoopla and Estee lauder pure color nail lacquer in Bare from the summer line!

Hoopla is on clearance at sephora online in the sugar caviar mani set. $12.50

Opaque in 1-2 coats! The formula on this Estée Lauder polish is really nice.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A look at Meet Your Match from Sephora

I wanted to share my excitement for this new mini set I scored at Sephora. It's the Meet Your Match collection of Sephora favorites. 

Three small lips products and three nail polishes for $25! I'm familiar with the nail brands but the lip products are new to me. So far I've tried 4 out of 6 products and I like them all. 

Deborah Lippmann in Girls just wanna have fun. 4-5 coats to completely cover the nail line. It's a gorgeous coral.

Formula X in Invincible is a pretty pale nude. 1-2 coats for complete coverage- I love it!

Bite Beauty's lush fruit lip gloss blends well with my natural lip color for a nice punch without looking purple. Surprisingly wearable on me! I've been smitten with it so I haven't tried the other two lip products yet.

Perhaps it's my April favorites all in one box!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nude'tude palette (nude is in)

It's been quite some time since I ordered from hautelook, and I thought I was done with that site. Too many deal sites clogging my email! I happened to read that the palette I've been eying was on sale so I jumped at the chance to get it. I love a good deal!

Today I received the Nude'tude nude eyeshadow palette from The Balm. Occasionally you will find it 50% off from only. It was $18 + $5.95 for shipping which is a very good price for this beautiful palette!

I've heard very good things about this, and it is also compared to the UD Naked palette. Funny since the colors are not similar. I can't wait to test it out for myself.

Hautelook personal invite:

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Makeup Storage sneak peek

For my makeup storage I use these awesome drawers from The Container Store. I first saw them on youtube and I thought they looked like the PERFECT solution. It's true!

They are called "Stackable Desktop Drawers" and are made of polystyrene. Basically plastic. It's originally for sorting paper. Each unit has three white pull out drawers. The drawers pull out nicely and I love how they are shallow and wide. I didn't want to waste vertical space or have to stack my makeup on top of each other. Each drawer is only 1.25" high.

To hold my makeup I need two sets of these so I have six drawers. I actually prefer this to the muji. It is a cleaner look when closed. (and costs less) I also have the muji that I use for jewelry storage. Muji is great and I love acrylic; it just tends to look cluttered.

Perhaps later I will have more pics of what's in my other drawers!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Loving clearance deals

These are some things I picked up at Dillard's almost monthly clearance sale this weekend. This time all permanent markdowns were an additional 40% off! Yay!

*I'm trying to post from my phone, and it's very limited. Who knows how this will look when posted haha.*

Jessica Simpson Claria wedges in Ivory Lisa []

Flour sifter [similar]
Tovolo slotted turner [buy]
Kuhn Rikon Pairing knife [similar]

Steve Madden B Gracie clutch wallet []

Saturday, June 23, 2012

DFW Bloggers Shop Around at Allen Premium Outlets

Last Saturday I was invited to tour the Premium Outlets in Allen, TX with ten other bloggers from the Dallas / Fort Worth area. It was organized by my blogger friend Cris of with help from Robyne (Central Marketing VP) and Penny (General Manager). There are so many Premium Outlets all over the US, I'm sure there's one near you. This was my second time at this location. It's been 5 or 6 years!

Some new and familiar faces! A good mix of mommy bloggers and fashion bloggers. We started the morning eating breakfast, meeting each other, and going through our gift bags full of coupons.
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L-R top: Penny, Robyne, Cris
L-R bottom: Stephanie, Me, Ivonne, Melissa, Tamara

I can't believe they gave us such a great quilted black tote to carry all of our finds! Inside it was stuffed with special VIP coupons and goodies.

Just some of the coupons we were armed with. Every Premium Outlet will have coupons you can print out online before you go. I would make a list of all the stores you want to visit and make sure you print a coupon for those stores. You never know what you might find!

The VIP coupon booklet that's valid until 2013. Isn't it a convenient all in one brochure? Sign up to get yours here.

Our first stop was Banana Republic Factory Store. Most of the clothing you will find here is exclusive to the Factory Store. Therefore they are on trend and it's not leftovers from the regular stores. Great right?! These three ladies are modeling Summer Trend looks put together by the store manger. From the blue cardi, to the wedges, to the floral print I love it all!

Banana is not short on cute PRINTS and these are my favorites from the store.

Next we headed over to Samsonite where Patrick demonstrated how to pack for summer using the Eagle Creek Packing system. I was not a believer when my brother first told me about the packing system. I really didn't think it would make a difference at all but WOW when Patrick unfolded everything from the Folder I was amazed how useful the Pack-It system is. It was like that scene in Mary Poppins, he kept lifting out shirt after shirt.

Here are the different size Pack-It cubes. If you don't have a Samsonite near you, try the Container Store. After our presentations we were free to roam the outlet and we left in groups to hunt for our free gifts.

Other goodies: Samsonite 3oz travel bottles, Movado Jewelry Cleaner, notepad

A special gift from White House Black Market. Personal fan, hand sanitizer, laundry scents, and mints.

Another tote! I was actually looking for a canvas tote I could paint on. This came at a really great time.

At Vitamin World we were introduced to the magical Coconut Oil. It's good for you inside and out. Just google this craziness!

Retinol Cream and a Protein Bar from Vitamin World. Thanks to the manager! He was really friendly and curious about all our blogs. ;)

My FAVORITE find is this adorable green pan from Kitchen Collection. You never need to use oil and the food won't stick. I can't wait to test it out! This store was a baker's heaven!

NY & Company gave us a $25 off $25 coupon so I picked up a white bolero and this black enamel multi-chain necklace. I plan on recycling the chain and spray painting the black part gold. You'll have to wait and see the before/after on my other blog Julu Jewelry.

Columbia gave us a $15 gift card to use and I used it to buy a hat for my dad. My cashier was also really cute. BONUS!

I stopped by the CCO (cosmetics company outlet) but I didn't see anything I wanted. bummer! Same for the Coach Outlet. I wasn't in need of a purse, and I was overwhelmed by the selection and people buzzing around too.

My last stop before I went home was the Le Creuset store. The discounts were generous and they even had a 25% off sale on top of that for all of the beautiful blue items. I wish I could take it all home!

Allen Premium Outlets had so many stores but I only walked half of the huge property before I decided it was time to go home. I didn't want to tire myself out otherwise I wouldn't make the hour long drive home. Coming here is really an excursion so you need to be prepared. Wear comfy clothes, make a plan, bring water, wear a hat, wear a cross body purse to keep your hands free, and most importantly bring a friend.

Check out what the other bloggers had to say!

  • Ivonne - Ivonne Stacy Style
  • Cris - My Fashion Juice
  • Alicia - Fashion by Alicia
  • Stephanie - Beauty and Gardens
  • Tamara - Southern Yankee Mix
  • Staci - 7 on a Shoestring
  • Heather - Dallas Single Mom
  • Melissa - MelissaStuff
  • Metsy - Metsy Shines
  • Jenn - Jenn's RAQ
  • Stephanie - Korean Bohemian