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Thursday, December 05, 2013
Being a teenager isn't always easy but for most girls it's an exciting time of new adventures! They gain more privileges, they're introduced to make-up and their style begins to slowly evolve. If you're a parent of a teen or perhaps a grandparent, aunt or even a mentor, than these gifts below would be great to add to her stocking or under the tree!
Baby Lips are wonderful for everyone but especially fun if you're just starting to introduce her to make-up. The majority of the colors are very light and will often appear much lighter than the packaging. She'll feel extra special when wearing one of these pink shades!
*Shades listed from left to right: Strike a Rose, Pink Punch, Peach Kiss
If she's into music, some of the best ear buds out there are by SkullCandy. I remember feeling super cool when I got my first pair! I had a Walkman and my first cassette (whoa, I just felt old for a moment!) featured a mix of Disney songs.
One of the newest and greatest accessories are the midi rings! I love this Open Heart Midi Ring and think it'd be perfect for that special girl in your life!
She got her first lipstick and maybe some powder and now she needs a cosmetic bag! Most girls love prints and patterns at this time. Hearts, stripes, kittens, flowers, you name it! There are several more of these bags to choose from here!
A lot of girls have purses that they've played with growing up. Eventually they'll need one to always have on them to carry their make-up, personal items and, dare I say, a cell phone! This is an adorable little purse that obviously makes a statement with the metallic fringe! I actually picked this one up for my sixteen-year-old niece and I know she'll love it!
Hoping this gift guide inspired you! Who do you have left to buy for?
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
What I Wore:
Slouchy Tee: Victoria's Secret
Leggings: Victoria's Secret
Cashmere Scarf: C/O Talbots (Similar)
Boots: Target (Similar)
Olivia & Joy Bag: T.J. Maxx (Similiar)
I set out to grab some gifts and a few things for Jason and I on Black Friday before I headed out to work. My, what an exhausting day! There were many things I wanted to snatch up for myself but our focus right now is getting gifts for other people (those I am not posting here to keep them secret!). I had my $10 Birthday coupon from Victoria's Secret in hand with me and picked up the slouchy tee though it's really more like a tunic. Jumper is another name for these long topis which I think most people from the UK refer to them as. An over-sized tee, tunic and jumper all have one thing in common - they cover your rear end! Which makes them perfect for leggings. This particular one is comfortable and lightweight and I love the color! I also had $10 off of $30 at Bath and Body Works so I purchased a couple candles in my favorite holiday scent, Frosted Cranberry! The description of the scent on their website is: "Ripe, red cranberries dusted with fresh snow and a blend of juicy peach, raspberry and vanilla." It's absolutely amazing! Their candles are regularly $20 each but they were 2 for $22 that day! I never buy their candles unless they're on sale. I walked away with a free mini candle in the same scent and another (I already have one in my bathroom, just needed one for the kitchen!) Vanilla Bean Noel Foaming Soap. While at Target I picked up Star Trek: Into Darkness for $9 on Blu Ray! If you're interested, Amazon has it listed for $7.99! We love this movie! Target also had flannel sheets on sale for $15, so I got those but I'm not sure if they are thick enough. I am thinking of going back to see if there's a warmer set I could trade it for. Our bedroom can get real cold!
And that's about it! Not bad, eh? Now, it's your turn. Tell me some of the deals you got!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
There are only three days left until Black Friday and I wanted to put a little list together of some of the great deals that are and will be going on. A few of these haven't officially been announced or barely have been posted on their websites and I wanted to let you in on the deals!
White House | Black Market is offering the early birds who shop from 6 to 9 in the morning 30% off their entire purchase. Those who arrive afterwards will get 25% off. WHBM typically only has sales like this twice a year so you definitely don't want to miss this opportunity! If you're a Black Book member (Rewards program) you'll also receive double style points meaning if you spend at least $80 you'll get a $40 bounce back coupon to use off your next $80 purchase from December 26th until January 20th. Not bad at all!
American Eagle Outfitters decided to get their party started early! 40% off the entire store started yesterday! Plus, if you're shopping online you'll get free shipping. * I called to verify that the sale they're having now will be the same on Friday.
ULTA is also going to have some great deals including Philosophy shampoo, bubble bath and shower gel for $10 (regular $16.50) and the Ultra CHI Hair Straighteners for only $74.96 (regular $149.95)! You can view their BF Ad here!
Foley & Corrina is having a sale on their leather Disco City Bags. There are several different colors to choose from at $99.00 each (regular $198.00). This bag is one of Keiko Lynn's favorites!
Urban Outfitters is going to have 50% off everything that is already on sale! I'm sure it's all going to go fast! * I haven't received any notice of this sale in email but I spoke with an associate of the store about their BF sale.
H&M is also kicking things off early with a Black Friday countdown, featuring different deals each day! Their featured deal today are sweaters at up to 70% off for the entire family! On BF they will have several deals in every department.
Victoria's Secret gives out Secret Rewards Cards every year with any $10 purchase. Their worth can be anywhere from $10 - $500! They are redeemable after the 4th of December so if you're shopping this Friday, you're guaranteed to receive one with your purchase! Besides that, they also have some special deals going on!
LUSH typically doesn't do sales (not even for Black Friday) but they do have their After-Christmas sale. Whatever is left of the Christmas products will be discounted and the sale is in store and online, though there's no way of telling what will be available. I figured some of you might be interested!
Forever 21's Pre-Black Friday deal is BOGO Free on their jewelry. Shoppers who arrive early on Thursday and Friday will receive a discount of 15% off or 20% off via a scratcher. Store hours will vary by location. You can find out more here. They will also have $3 deals!
Target is obviously having Pre-Black Friday deals and some insanely good prices on BF. You must check out their website and view the ads!
Obviously there are tons of sales and special deals going on everywhere, these were just a select few I chose to share with you. PLEASE be sure to double check on store hours as many places are opening early Thanksgiving evening (not something I'm particularly fond of). Anyhow, let me know if there's any good ones you know of!
Happy Thanksgiving and be safe!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
I've been keeping an eye out for the new Maybelline Color Elixirs at my local ULTA store and after the third trip there, they finally had them! I wanted to get at least a couple but I told myself to choose just one. They've received nothing but positive reviews but I wanted to make sure that I loved the product. I chose the brightest Barbie pink shade, Hibiscus Haven. The color itself is a slightly muted color of what it looks like in the bottle (I've read most of them are). Speaking of which, how lovely is the packaging? It reminds me of something that would come from the Christian Dior cosmetics line. It's so pretty and I love the square shape. The applicator is unique, but it works and the consistency is great. It's thick, almost buttery feeling, but not sticky. I love the liquid shine! One of the great features of this product is that it's long lasting. I put it to the test against an egg and toast lunch, and several drinks of water at the gym. While the shine did wear away the color was still in tact looking somewhat like a lip stain. I say some color is better than no color! I think it's definitely worth trying out yourself. There are several different shades to choose from, they have everything from the lightest nude color to a dark vampy purple. The only thing I don't really like is the price ($7.99). I feel like for such a small bottle is should be about $2 less.
Have you tried these out yet? If so, what do you think? Which colors do you have or want?
Monday, November 18, 2013
After gathering my nail polishes together (35 bottles to be exact) for this video the first color I thought of that I could add to my collection was white. I've been seeing some cute white manicures lately and I think it's become a good staple color to own. Overall I think I have a decent mix of colors both neutral and bright, and of course some wonderful glittery goodness. Some of the featured nail polishes you'll see in the video can be found here on my Luvocracy account. If you don't know, Luvocracy is similar to Pinterest and you can actually purchase the items you're browsing straight from the website. They're currently offering everyone who signs up a $10 credit, all you have to pay is Shipping! I knew exactly what I wanted to order and I will be sharing a review once I receive it! Want a hint? It's my first product from LUSH!
Do you know how many nail polishes you own?