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Jenmarie is a petite and bubbly thirty-year-old who loves to laugh and always thinks shopping is a good idea. She has been happily married for seven years to the man of her dreams and loves anything Star Wars and Disney. You've stumbled upon her blog of fashion, beauty and lifestyle where she shares her outfits, reviews, beauty tips, favorite things, and inspirational pick-me-ups. Have a look around and send her a note if you wish.
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Anxiety Relief: Art Therapy

Around the holidays I discovered something called "Art Therapy". Some refer to them as coloring books for adults, but after doing some research and picking up the Star Wars Art Therapy Book at Michael's, I discovered they are much more than coloring pages. I was moved by the idea behind these specialized coloring books and wanted to be sure to share my discovery with all of you. I'm all about finding natural ways to relieve stress and anxiety. I think taking time to be creative by coloring intricate and unique designs can be a very calming and distracting tool. I've already begun coloring one of the pages myself and I found it both enjoyable and relaxing. I also think these art therapy books would make a good addition to your home to encourage more time to yourself, which might even prevent stress and anxiety before it comes on! Too many of us don't spend enough time on ourselves these days!

There are many different themes to choose from and you can find them at various stores for around $10-$15. I've included a handful below to help get you started!

Anxiety Relief: Art Therapy | Style Through Her Eyes
Art Therapy | Michael's - $9.99

Anxiety Relief: Art Therapy | Style Through Her Eyes
Star Wars Art Therapy | Michael's - $15.99

Anxiety Relief: Art Therapy | Style Through Her Eyes
The Mindfulness Coloring Book (Pocket Sized) | Barnes & Noble - $9.95

Anxiety Relief: Art Therapy | Style Through Her Eyes
Disney Princess Art Therapy | Target - $9.95

Anxiety Relief: Art Therapy | Style Through Her Eyes
Creative Therapy: An Anti-stress Coloring Book | Wal Mart - $10.82

Are you familiar with Art Therapy coloring books? Do you think you will try one?

ULTA Haul

ULTA Haul | Style Through Her Eyes

I recently went to ULTA and picked up some old favorites and some new items and felt the urge to do a haul since it's been so long since I've done one. I had several coupons on me, plus there were a lot of sales going on at the time so I got everything you're about to see for an amazing deal!

ULTA Haul | Style Through Her Eyes
Revlon Colorstay Combination/Oily Skin Foundation - $12.99

I have been wearing this foundation by Revlon in the shade Ivory since 2014. It provides good coverage and it lasts all day while helping to control oily skin. I've often received compliments and questions asking what brand I'm wearing and people are always surprised to hear that it's not a high end brand. While I'm quite happy with this foundation, I have recently discovered and done some research on another foundation and may try it out after I'm done with this bottle. I'll be curious to see which I will prefer in the end.

ULTA Haul | Style Through Her Eyes
Real Tehcniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - $6.99

I am absolutely in love with this sponge by Real Techniques. I told a friend of mine I just want to squish it all day! It's been part of my make up routine since around October of last year. As I'm sure many of you are aware, there are several different versions of the beauty blender out there and this is the best one I have tried yet. The flat edge is great for applying foundation all over your face and under your eyes and nose while the precision tip works great for smaller areas and for applying concealer. It's a wonderful and affordable tool that gives you a very even and smooth appearance. I'd highly recommend it!

ULTA Haul | Style Through Her Eyes
Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen - $2.99

While telling my friend I was bummed that ULTA was out of the Stila Eyeliner in black, she excitedly told me that she found an amazing dupe for it and that it was just a few bucks! To my amazement she pointed out the Waterproof Eyeliner Pen by the brand Essence. It has a felt tip applicator making it easy to apply, and it literally lasts all day! NO smudging or creasing! I've used it a few times already and I think it's safe to say it's my favorite new eyeliner. I also love that Essence products are not tested on animals, something I've been trying to incorporate more of into my collection.

*Please note: I use an eyelid primer by Urban Decay.

ULTA Haul | Style Through Her Eyes
Real Techniques Gel Brush Cleanser - $8.99

I spotted this and immediately picked it up as I hadn't heard about this new brush cleanser. The description of the product on the website says, "The concentrate gel allows you to create a lather to get those brushes squeaky clean and as good as new! Recommended for weekly use. It's alcohol-free, non drying and Dermatologist tested for gentleness." I'm excited that they created a brush cleanser specifically for their brushes and can't wait to use it! I will definitely let you all know how it works in a separate post.

ULTA Haul | Style Through Her Eyes
Healthy Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free Soy Moisturizing Shampoo - $25.95

I wanted to try a new shampoo and picked this one up for about $5. It was on sale for $12.99 plus I had a coupon. Yeah, $5 for a 33.8 oz shampoo is a wicked deal! I have felt like my hair has been looking a little dry lately, so I thought something moisturizing would do the trick. It has a lot of good nutrients for your hair and is also free of sulfates, and parabens. I've tried it once already and it lathers really well and I liked the way my hair felt afterwards. We'll see if this product ends up on my "favorites list"!

ULTA Haul | Style Through Her Eyes
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick - $6.99

This is a new liquid to matte lipstick by NYX. There are fantastic shades in this collection which made it difficult to choose a color to test the product out. I ended up choosing Pink Lust, which is very much a Barbie kind of pink. It's easy to apply and drys quickly. It really does last all day but I find as the day progresses it dries out a little too much leaving a noticeably unflattering line on the inside of my entire bottom lip. To refresh it you have to wipe it off and re-apply (I tried adding chapstick over it to soften it up but it didn't work). If you can make it until lunch or dinner time, than it's not too bad because most of "touch up" afterwards anyways. I don't know if everyone will experience this but my lips are particularly dry and I even applied my Burt's Bees chapstick prior to applying the lipstick. It's still a gorgeous color but I have to be mindful when wearing it because it does need some maintenance.

Have you tried any of these items? Which are you interested in?

The winner of the $25 Nordstrom Giveaway has been chosen! Congratulations to Christina Fung. Look for an email soon!

6 Year Blogiversary & $25 Nordstrom Giveaway!

6 Year Blogiversary & $25 Nordstrom Giveaway! | Style Through Her Eyes

As of today I've been blogging on Style Through Her Eyes aka SHE for 6 years! This past year was full of exciting collaborations and new adventures. I continued my relationship with Beauty Box 5 as their Partner and Beauty Contributor and I'm so thankful to work with such a passionate team of ladies! Posts like the Alice in Wonderland Manicure and Summer Make Up were so much fun to work on! I was lucky enough to become a Preferred Partner with a wood watch company called JORD. You can see one of their gorgeous watches in an outfit post I did for them here. I also was honored to collaborate with other new companies, all of which you can see here if you're interested.

I continued to talk about anxiety on posts like 3 Things Not To Say To People With Anxiety and Think Of A Wonderful Thought. My plan is to share and encourage on this particular topic even more this year! I also branched out a bit and did my first hair hair tutorial which was Downtown Abbey themed. Oh, and did I mention that I went to Maui and blogged about it? And in case you're curious, two of my top posts of all time with over 3,000 page views are one of my Scarf Tutorials and a very personal post called A Lost Friendship.

In 2015 I also began posting a little less as I started blogging again over at my Star Wars blog, Anakin And His Angel. I've averaged at about one post per week on each blog. I don't know if that will change this year but I wanted to let you know that I never lost interest in posting here, I just needed a place to talk more about my favorite fandom.

Ok, enough about me! Now I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone for their support and friendship throughout the years by doing a giveaway! One lucky reader will receive a $25 e-gift card to use at Nordstrom!! By the way, Nordstrom gift cards do not expire, have no fees and are redeemable at Nordstrom.com, Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores! Fantastic, right?

Please use the widget below to enter. Good luck everyone! The winner will be announced Wednesday, January 28th!

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P.S. If you haven't seen my newest manicure I posted yesterday, click here!

Beauty Box 5: Winter Manicure & Decals

Beauty Box 5: Winter Manicure & Decals | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: Winter Manicure & Decals | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: Winter Manicure & Decals | Style Through Her Eyes

Thank goodness my Beauty Box 5 box came in when it did because I've seriously been needing a fresh manicure! It's been well over a month since I painted my nails so I was excited to get some color on, especially in a dark purple shade called Sloane Mews by Nails Inc.. I used two coats for a solid finish which ended up looking like a vampy black, which I'm totally fine with. The wraps by Scratch are screen printed on a thin adhesive with 5-free polish inks. They're really lovely looking but the application process didn't go as smoothly as I expected it to. I managed to waste one strip after I applied and pressed the decal on my nail. Once I saw it transferred from the adhesive to my nail, I lifted the piece up and towards myself and it pulled the decal making it stretch and appear deformed. I also found it hard centering it perfectly on the nail as well. I tried a couple more times until I got adequate results. I ended up cutting them into my own smaller shapes so they'd be easier to apply. It doesn't look too bad, right? This might be something that would turn out better with having a girlfriend do it for you!

Have you ever tried using accent nail decals like these before? Which do you like?

Disclosure: The products mentioned above were sent to me by Beauty Box 5. All opinions are 100% my own.

Lodinatt Briefcase Review

Lodinatt Briefcase Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Lodinatt Briefcase Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Lodinatt Briefcase Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Lodinatt Briefcase Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Lodinatt Briefcase Review | Style Through Her Eyes

What I Wore

Blouse: LOFT
Leggings: White House | Black Market
BP Boots: H&M
Scarf: Nordstrom
Briefcase: Lodinatt

I own a Marc by Marc Jacobs laptop case that is stylish and great for quick trips. However, I realized I would soon need a proper briefcase with a strap to carry around easily for longer outings. That's where Lodinatt came in. Based in South Korea, they have been providing various modernized bags with unique organizational features since 2010. They offered to send me their Convertible Briefcase/Backpack and I was more than happy to accept! Its available in three different colors (I chose dark brown) for $188 with free shipping worldwide! Let's take a look at what makes this bag special, shall we?

Lodinatt Briefcase Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Lodinatt Briefcase Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Lodinatt Briefcase Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Lodinatt Briefcase Review | Style Through Her Eyes

Lodinatt Briefcase Review | Style Through Her Eyes

The roughly 15 x 13 inch bag arrived at my doorstep packaged carefully with the proper materials to keep it safe and secure during its journey overseas. As soon as I unpacked the briefcase (which was neatly placed inside a reusable tote) the quality of the bag was extremely evident to me. It's made of polyamide fabric with minimum genuine leather details and sturdy metal zippers. It's definitely well built and the fabric makes it easy to clean if necessary. The organizational features are top notch with multiple pockets and two large zippered sections. One of the sections has extra padding for your laptop while the other section is for items like folders, notepads, chargers, etc. The adjustable strap allows you to wear the bag over your shoulder or across your body for extra security. There are also two hidden straps with extra padding on the backside of the bag that give you the option of wearing the briefcase as a backpack. This is a great alternative to carrying around what you need if you have bad shoulders and want to evenly distribute the weight of the items inside. I appreciate a bag with many options, don't you? I also love it because whether you're a little dressed up or just making a casual trip, this briefcase in this particular color will work with any outfit! This bag/briefcase/backpack is full of surprises and will no doubt meet the needs of many individuals.

How do you carry around your laptop? Are you in need of a new briefcase yourself?

Disclosure: This post was a collaboration with Lodinatt. All opinions are 100% my own.

Beauty Box 5: Defined & Golden

Beauty Box 5: Christmas Makeup | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: Christmas Makeup | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: Christmas Makeup | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: Christmas Makeup | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: Christmas Makeup | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: Christmas Makeup | Style Through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: Christmas Makeup | Style Through Her Eyes

On Christmas day I did my makeup quite the opposite of what some might expect. I ditched the classic red lip and glittery eyes and used some of the full sized makeup I received in my Beauty Box 5 box this month. I defined my eyes more than I usually do by using the Total Intensity Eyeliner by Prestige Cosmetics on my waterline. It's super smooth so applying it was such a breeze and it lasted longer than any other liner I had used specifically on my waterline. I also used the Glamazon Stick (a golden creamy highlighter) by The Beauty Crop on my cheeks, inner corners of my eyes, and the arch of my brows. It blends nicely and the results are a natural looking glow!

Speaking of Christmas, the holiday season was extremely busy at work and when I wasn't working I was getting gifts checked off my list. This is the reason why I haven't been around as much the last couple of weeks. I had nothing prepared and I didn't want to just post something that I threw together and wasn't passionate about. Thanks for sticking with me!

For just $12 a month, you can receive five free beauty samples like these too! This month was extra special because all five products were full size! Sign up for your own box here!

How was your Christmas? Did you do anything different with your makeup?

Disclosure: The products mentioned above were sent to me by Beauty Box 5. All opinions are 100% my own.

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