Tuesday, November 16, 2010

If you can't afford BR or LOFT then try Kohls...

BR and LOFT are not in my budget now for new winter clothes, so I was off to scope out some nice polyester blends from Kohls! Everything is an extra 30% off when you use your Kohl's Card online with code "holidaygift"

Can't be worse than F21 materials so let's see...

Apt. 9 Shirred Sweater Set in Dusty Orchid
original $44.00 sale $21.99
It's nothing you haven't seen before but... I love the color and puffed sleeves! The only thing is the material is a little thin.

Apt. 9 Embellished Pleated Top in Blackberry Cordial
original $36.00 sale $24.99
The sleeves look more puffy on and the fitting of this creates a nice hourglass shape on me. Always a plus!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sasa Haul - Lip balms

This is part of my sasa.com haul from way back. Lots of lip balms!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

a cute satchel purse with bow

I was browsing around the Macy's purse section and stopped at this really cute purse. I've noticed satchels are really in right now.

Friday, November 5, 2010

EOTD - Smokey Purple Eyeshadow

Eye of the Day - Smokey Purple
Lid - Mac Linear Lilac (purple)
Crease - Mac Graphic Garden (black)
Inner eye - Ulta liner pencil in Halo
Liner - MUFE black on top and outer 1/3 of bottom

Forgot what mascara I used... possibly the Dior Extase? I applied too much so it looks clumpy on the ends.
I think Ulta's Halo is a really nice inner highlight color. It would probably work pretty well on the waterline too instead of pure white. It should really get more love- I've never seen it mentioned on youtube. In fact I can't find it in stores b/c my Ulta never restocks. You can find it online here though.

Mac Graphic Gardens Palette

Monday, November 1, 2010

October Favorites

October Favorites! These were well received last time so I'm at it again!

1. Dior Quint in Ready to Glow - I've been wanting to splurge on some top notch eyeshadows for some time now, and why not continue my addiction to Dior? I LOVE every single one of these colors! If I was going to spend a lot on this quint I wanted to make sure I loved every single dang color, no exceptions. The texture is smooth and heavenly but not sparkle crazy like other quints I've seen. This retails at $58, but if you divide it by 5 it's $11.60 per color which ain't so bad.. okay it's bad BUT I bought this on ebay for $40. So that's about $8 per shadow which is more reasonable.

2. Batiste Dry Shampoo - I've tried many low end and high end dry shampoos but I'm always itching to get back to this one. I stopped using it for a couple months while testing any other one I could find just to experiment. When I finally used this again this month it was like night and day regarding the difference in effectiveness. Zaps grease, no residue left once massage in, smell manageable, low price. That's all I really need. $7.99 at Ulta.

3. Givenchy Play for Her - I got this deluxe mini size from Sephora with code "herplay" and I'm so glad I did because this fragrance is LOVE! The only downside is that it's not very long lasting. If you like the pretty and sweet florals then give this a whiff! It has Bergamot, Sweet Pea, Amyris Wood, Tiare Flower, Sandalwood, Musk. I dry down was a pleasant musk which surprised me b/c I usually do not like Musk but it really works in this case.

4. Milani Polish in Bare To Wear - The perfect muted purple light gray color. Good quality creme polish! Limited Edition but you can buy it directly Milani.

5. Mac lipstick in Innocence Beware - The perfect pretty light pinky nude color. I grabbed for this the most in October. Since it's a cremesheen there's a slight shine which is nice. It's limited edition, but Hue may be a good color dupe from what I've heard.

6. Neutrogena lipstick in Just Whisper - see my review here.

7. Isqueen Crystal White Series Pore Refiner - I like how it's pink.. haha, AND that nothing bad has happened from using it so far! It gets the grime that my cleanser may have missed. Not so sure about the "pore refining" bit but it leaves my skin refreshed. Def worth checking out.

8. Milani Liquif'eye pencil liner - no smuding on my eye so far! It's deep black and inexpensive, and goes on smooth. Possibly replacing my mufe liner. It's only $5.99!

9. OMI Ume Softcream lipbalm - waaay better than any EOS lipbalm. It smells like peach and ume (plum) but more so peach. It's not better than Espie but I really enjoyed using this all month! It's now sold out on sasa.com but there are similar ones on ebay if you search OMI lip.