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Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Late last week another one of my beauty posts about nail sprinkles was featured in the Top 20 links on The IFB Weekly Roundup. If you haven't yet read the post, please do! You might gain some inspiration for your next manicure ;)
Wouldn't you know it?Did you know there (at least) SEVEN kinds of mascara? As someone who lives off of mascara, my mind was blown. Finding the perfect mascara has been a bit like the quest for El Dorado. You know, because a girl has her priorities. Did you also know that if you buy something at certain stores and it goes on sale within a few weeks, they'll refund the difference? I had no clue! This week with fashion month in it's home stretch and Spring on the verge springing we have all kinds of tips and tricks for you to add to your arsenal of fashion goodness. You'll be a total fashion braniac before you finish out the links!
Links à la Mode: February 27th
- Alysalovely: Gold, Silver & Bronze Figure Skating Costumes
- A Vintage Covered: Muslim Designers at Indonesia Fashion Week
- Hey Mishka: Geek Chic: Tech In Motion
- I Can Style U: The Way of The Suspender
- Fashion Junkie: How to Be More Productive With Your Life
- Frugal Shopaholics: Are You Familiar With Price Adjustments?
- Keily's Fashion Picks: Introducing LiveLoveModa an Online Boutique Launched by a Blogger
- Lara Lizard: Dress Your Age, Stupid!
- Lunar Candy: Magic Market Week Wrap Up
- Miss Monet: Jeremy Scott's Junk Food Couture
- Mode Plus: How to Get Your Wardrobe Spring Ready
- On Duty Style Guide: How to Make Your Readers Like You
- Petite Career Girl: Three Ways to Style a Wrap Dress
- Sannam and Style: Mixing Prints: Leopard and Camo
- Style Curated: Lovely in Lace Marianna Jungmann
- Style Through Her Eyes: Beauty Box 5: Nail Sprinkles
- Style Vanity: The 7 Different Types of Mascara
- Tangles and Chains: Four Jewelry Wearing Rules You Can Break
- The B Team: 15 (more) Ways to Style a Plaid Flannel Shirt
- We Are Ready Made: Prada Got Trash!
Monday, March 03, 2014
I normally don't partake in sharing my favorite look of the night from an awards show but I just had to share this one! The 41 year old actress Jennifer Garner was at the Oscars to support her film, Dallas Buyers Club, but also to present with Benedict Cumberbatch and was the epitome of "classy".
- Ellen Degeneres when introducing Jennifer Garner and Benedict Cumberbatch
Though she was without her husband of nine years, Ben Affleck, she still gleamed in her silver tiered beaded Oscar de la Renta number. I thought she looked like the perfect 1920's doll and loved the way the fringe moved every time she took a step. Jennifer accessorized with Oscar de la Renta's Goa clutch, Brian Atwood heels and jewelry from Forevermark. Though her dress was very eye catching her genuine smile, relaxed wavy do and neutral makeup all contributed to a very effortless appearance. It really seems as if she slipped the dress on and headed out the door! I thought she looked absolutely beautiful, the only thing I would've added was a simple necklace. Rachel Zoe did it again!
What do you think of Jennifer's look? Did you have any other favorites of the night?
Photo Credit: Huffington Post, EOnline, and Tumblr.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
February flew by as I'm sure the rest of the months will but there were a few things that made it extra special, including a special home made Valentine's Day card from my husband, birthday celebrations and a trip to Disneyland (hadn't been since December!). Below you'll find the products that held a special place in my heart last month.
Though my hunt for shoes isn't over yet (I still need a comfortable pair of boots) I did manage to find hand crafted leather wedges from the brand Born at Nordstrom and I've been loving them! You can see the full outfit post here!
I've been using the Revlon Colorstay 24 hr. foundation for combination/oily skin for probably a little over a month. Ever since day one I've noticed a huge difference in my skin. It really helps to control oil absorption and shine and it has good coverage! The product is a lot thicker than other foundations but it blends well and a little goes a long way! My only complaint is that it's a little difficult to get out of the bottle. Before using it I shake it downwards to get the foundation at the very edge when I take the cap off. It's easier to apply it on my make-up brush this way.
Jason and I received this game for Christmas for our PS4 and it is THE BEST Lego game they've created thus far. We play it every week and even though we beat the game already there is still so much to do and discover, especially with the open world feature! There are over one hundred different marvel characters you can be and each one's capabilities is so unique! It's available for many different consoles too!
I think it was last Summer that I discovered the Rainbow Sherbet ice cream at Disneyland. It is absolutely delicious and I was so excited to have it again during my most recent trip. Go to the Ice cream Parlor on Main Street and try it for yourself! It's the best there is!
What stood out to you in February?
What stood out to you in February?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
My favorite product from the J'Adore VoxBox from Influenster was definitely the Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask. Any time I've used a mask my face feels extremely clean and refreshed afterwards. Boots is a trusted brand so I knew this was going to be a product of great quality! The oceanic minerals in this clay mask help draw out deep-rooted impurities and oil without overdrying your skin. The active plant extract, Willowbark, is a natural source of salicylic acid which helps refine skin texture and actively target imperfections. After washing my face I quickly (it dries fast!) added a generous amount of the mask all over my face. After letting it sit for ten minutes I wiped it away with warm water and my face felt renewed! I can't wait to use it again! I personally would do it only once or twice a week at the most. That goes for any face mask.
You can pick up this 3.3 oz. mask for $9.30 at Target. If that doesn't quite fit under your budget you can try one of the Montagne Jeunesse Masks which are just a couple dollars each! I've tried the Fruit Smoothie Masque before and really liked it!
Tell me, which face masks have you tried?
Disclosure: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I've never tried nail caviar until I received my February box from Beauty Box 5. Honestly, I didn't think they'd stay in place and thought it'd look too busy but I was actually proved wrong both ways! I really love the textured look and feel that it gave my manicure a lot of character. It has the appearance of candy or better yet, sprinkles! I made the mistake of forgetting to add a top coat after applying the micro sized beads but they are surprisingly staying in place (of course, it'll last much longer with a top coat!) What do you think? Do you like the way it looks and would you try nail caviar yourself?
If you're interested in receiving 5 deluxe cosmetic samples to your door for $12 a month, you can sign up here! Beauty Box 5 works with brands like Model Co., Aveeno, It's a 10, Bellapierre Cosmetics and more! Here's a little sneak peek of one of the items that will be in the March Box, a makeup base from Bellapierre Cosmetics!
Disclosure: The caviar and polish by Rockstar Nails was sent to me by Beauty Box 5. All opinions are 100% my own.
Monday, February 17, 2014
(Preston Red Canyon from the Palm Canyon Collection)
The eyeglasses and sunglasses that can be found at Warby Parker have both a modern and vintage touch, allowing several options for everyone, including men and women! All of their glasses start at $95, with free shipping and free returns. My favorite part? For every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need through their non-profit partners.
The Spring Collection introduces eight new shapes and six new colors. Amongst these you can find a great round tortoise shape for women and a classy straight brow shape for men. There are many different styles, colors and patterns to choose from!
The limited edition Palm Canyon Collection refreshes some of their best-loved frames in a palette of mesquite, acacia, ironwood, and sand. Perfect for this Spring/Summer!
Of course, there are several other options for men and women in the optical and sunwear categories on their website. One of my favorites is obviously the Cat Eye. If there's a pair or two that you love and want to try, you might be interested in the Home Try On program. This handy feature allows you to choose 5 frames for 5 days (with free shipping both ways) to try on at the comfort of your own home. When you've decided which pair is your favorite, order a brand new pair from the website and ship the 5 back! I love this idea and wish it was available on more online shops!
Which pair is your favorite?
Disclosure: This post was written without any incentive from Warby Parker. All opinions are 100% my own.