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New Rebecca Minkoff Handbags

Whilst in Nordstrom the other day a slew of new bags by Rebecca Minkoff caught my eye as I was about to walk out. I usually gravitate towards black bags but I'm also crazy about mint green. I've never seen Rebecca Minkoff do any bag in this color before and I instantly fell in love with them. The official name for the color is "Winter Green", which I think is so fitting. Along with the many winter green bags and wallets, there were some new black ones I hadn't seen yet either. Below are some of my favorites.

New Rebecca Minkoff Handbags | Style Through Her Eyes
Amorous Satchel - $325

Do they have some sort of coating you can spray your bags with? Because I would really love this one in the winter green color but I would be so scared to get it dirty! It's made of leather, so I'm sure there has to be something. It comes in black which would be a dream too but my goodness, the green! I love that it has four pockets and a zipper compartment inside. It's perfect for organizational freaks like myself. It's basically a large zipper pouch that sits in the middle of the bag, separating the bag into two sections. My current bag has two of these zipper compartments plus pockets! It absolutely helps to keep your bag tidy and organized. This bag is also available in thirteen other colors, some of which are smaller versions and fifty dollars cheaper.

New Rebecca Minkoff Handbags | Style Through Her Eyes
Shop it Out Coin Pouch - $50

"Shop It Out" might not be the best advice but it definitely does help! I don't think you could ever have enough pouches, especially one with a cute quote on it. I am definitely one that believes everything needs it's own space, and this little bag is perfect for accessories that you don't want to get lost in your bag. This pouch is also available in a bright orange color.

New Rebecca Minkoff Handbags | Style Through Her Eyes
Fringe Mini Mac - $195

The new Mini Mac with Fringe is exclusively at Nordstrom. It is one of three bags that was designed after gaining inspiration from people on Instagram. It has an exterior zip pocket and another pocket inside. I've been a fan of the Mac bags for ages (though their size isn't quite practical for me but would be good for quick trips and dates!) and I think this new look is fantastic! I don't know if eventually the fringe bag will be available in the Mac size (the larger version), but we'll see! This bag is also available in blue.

New Rebecca Minkoff Handbags | Style Through Her Eyes
Quilted Mini Affair - $195

Seriously, how lovely is this? Like the CHANEL bags, the straps can be worn long or doubled for different looks. There is one pocket inside which is about the width of the bag itself so you can pretty much store anything that you don't want to be mixed with everything else. This bag is also available in thirteen other colors.

What do you think of the new color? Which bag is your favorite?

Beauty Box 5: November Box

Beauty Box 5 - November Box | Style Through Her Eyes

I can't believe it's been a year since I've been working with Beauty Box 5. I've enjoyed every minute of it and look forward to continuing the relationship with them. In my opinion, they are one of the better beauty sample services out there. You will always receive five deluxe beauty samples from new and well-known brands for just $12 a month. Right now if you sign up for their box you will also get another box for free! Just use code "FREEBOX1" when checking out. Click here to sign up! For this month I thought I would share everything I received in the November box. Though there were no actual make-up products this time around (there is always at least one) I loved the variety of goodies.

Beauty Box 5 - November Box | Style Through Her Eyes

The HASK Macadamia Revitalizing Shine Oil was a pleasant surprise as I've been dealing with some hair issues lately. I feel like I just had a trim but the ends of my hair are saying otherwise. This oil is made especially for the ends after conditioning and it's supposed to make the dull strands look refreshed. I've used it once so I think it's a little early to tell the effect it has but so far I have no complaints. I've used HASK products before and really like them!

Beauty Box 5 - November Box | Style Through Her Eyes

I think a body butter that makes you think of shopping in Anthropologie is an even better body butter. This Sweet Peony Body Butter by Laura Ashley is just that. Plus, it makes your skin feel super soft!

Beauty Box 5 - November Box | Style Through Her Eyes

At first I thought it a bit strange to receive DenTek Floss Picks in my box, but the idea quickly grew on me. I love that the picks are tape floss. It is the only kind of floss I buy because it makes it much easier to use. If your teeth are tight like mine you should definitely try it. It makes flossing a breeze! I also loved that they came in a reusable traveling case as I typically like to carry floss with me.

Beauty Box 5 - November Box | Style Through Her Eyes

I haven't tried the Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash yet but I know I will love it since I use their bar soap. I'm expecting this one to be even better actually, especially since it was featured as one of InStyle's Best Beauty Buys this year.

Beauty Box 5 - November Box | Style Through Her Eyes

Everyone can use a Refillable Travel Bottle. This one by Afterfeather is much cuter than any of the ones you'll find at Target, plus their bottles hold 2 fluid ounces, meeting TSA compliance for carry-on items.

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

Weekend Delights Vol. 9

Weekend Delights - All Things Target | Style Through Her Eyes

All Things Target is one of my new favorite websites. It is regularly updated with new promotions, clearance findings from viewers and special reminders like the popular Starbucks "Buy one holiday drink get one FREE" offer. Which, by the way, is still going on every day from 2-5pm until the 16th!

Weekend Delights - Cupcakes & Cashmere | Style Through Her Eyes

I'm sure many of you follow Emily of Cupcakes & Cashmere. She is one of my favorite bloggers and I happily read her posts every day. One of her recent articles was about an ice cream flavor named after her blog. Reading about how the ice cream was thought of and created was so amazing and had me wishing I could taste it! You can read all about the process (with lots of yummy photos) here!

My post, Overcoming Anxiety with Truth, was chosen as one of the top links on this week's Links à la Mode. I would love for you to read it if you haven't yet!

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Gearing Up

Oh man, it's really starting to feel like the HOLIDAYS. Get your beauty treatments in order, because before you know it, it's GO TIME. You know, the parties, the traveling, the gifts, enough to make anyone's head spin. That's why this week we have an excellent selection of how-tos, guides and handy posts that will help you keep a level head when everything else is going bonkers.

Links a la Mode: November 13th

SPONSOR: Shopbop Android Laura Kantu, Zhuu, Prada Sun, Atelier Excercise, Hayden, Prada Sunglasses, Valley, Lemnos, Misfit, Macon Lesquoy & Land by Land

My New Glasses

My New Glasses | Style Through Her Eyes

My New Glasses | Style Through Her Eyes

My New Glasses | Style Through Her Eyes

My New Glasses | Style Through Her Eyes

*These images taken with my new Samsung Galaxy S4. I wanted to test out the camera (which I love). However, my editing skills are clearly not up to par.

I've worn glasses for when using my laptop or using the TV since late 2011 (You can see the first pair I got in this post). Over the past month or so I've been dealing with a lot of headaches and fatigue and started noticing something different with my eyes, though I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was. It turns out my right eye weakened somewhat and so it was throwing my vision off which was one of the causes of some of the symptoms I was experiencing. I got a new prescription and my doctor recommended I continue using them while looking at any type of screen and also said I should use them at work. Basically, the more I wear them the better since wearing them will properly correct my eyes. I decided since I would now be wearing them at work (I've never worn glasses in public before!) I needed a much cuter pair. Initially I wanted a cat eye but after no luck in that department I settled with a more square, hipster-like frame which is larger than my previous pair. I think it helps to give me more of an awakened look since you can see my eyes more clearly. I also had chosen black when I got my first pair of glasses but overtime felt it was too harsh against my dark features. This time I went with a medium brown color which I think looks much nicer. I may end up getting another style in the future and will look into prescription sunglasses but for now, this is what I have and I am pretty happy with them.

What do you think? How did you go about choosing your glasses? Be sure to have your eyes checked once a year!

Overcoming Anxiety with Truth

In my post, 5 Things About Me, I shared things I had never talked about on the blog before. One of those things was having anxiety and it amazed me how many of you also said that you had anxiety and/or depression. Sometimes it can feel like we are all alone in dealing with panic attacks, stress and emotional breakdowns but the truth is there are so many of us who can relate. I believe there are ways to overcome those moments and though we might not always be successful each time I think we all need to be encouraged to fight against it more often. There are many ways to do this and I think one of those ways is by filling our hearts and minds with positive thoughts from inspiring quotes and verses. I think some of these would be great to post on the frig or keep at your desk to always have a constant reminder that there is someone bigger than all our problems and that we can overcome our thoughts and feelings with words that are true and that make way more sense than what we are thinking and feeling.


This might not be the case for everyone who has anxiety or you might not have fear of the unknown during every anxious moment but I think this quote is a good reminder because in reality we simply can not control everything. We just need to let go and let God. I have worried about things for as long as I can remember and it has never done me any good. I worry about things that might happen, things that are approaching and things that suddenly come up. I don't think overall that I am a controlling person, but I do like to have control over certain situations and when I don't feel in control of myself I feel like I am sinking.

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7

Have you ever taken the time to just pray and talk to God while you're feeling anxious or depressed? I admit I haven't done this enough but I want to make it a habit! If you're feeling anxious, stressed, worried or depressed, stop what you are doing and tell Him how you feel. Ask Him to take it all away and to help you overcome whatever it is that you are dealing with. He loves us and doesn't want us to suffer.


This is absolutely on point! When I am feeling seriously upset or depressed I can think the worst things. I let my emotional state and thoughts get the best of me and I always feel awful afterwards for letting it take over me. We can not let ourselves believe what we think. Our thoughts during that time are not who we are and they can not control or influence us. We are bigger and stronger!


Again, another statement that is so real and true. There have been several times where I let my emotional state get the best of me. I've said in my head "I hate my life.". In that moment, I absolutely believe it and wish everything was different. Afterwards, I can't even believe I even thought those words and feel so ungrateful and ridiculous. That phrase may seem very dramatic or disturbing to you. But rest assured I don't hate my life. Are there things I wish were different? Sure. I think we all have at least one thing that we wish we could change. But I am a very happy person and I always feel so blessed and grateful for the people in my life and everything I have. I also want to encourage you to not let one thing ruin the rest of your day. Sometimes I have a really difficult time coming out of a bad situation, I feel completely weighed down and like my mood is going to remain the same the rest of the day. What works best for me is finding something to do that makes me happy!

We are going to have bad days and we won't always succeed in trying to relieve our anxiety/depression. But with encouraging words like these, I am sure we can make those days a little brighter than they normally are. This mental illness does NOT make us weak, it makes us stronger and the more we fight against it the stronger we will become.

Product Empties

Product Empties | Style Through Her Eyes

This is my first time doing a post on empty products I have used up. The purpose of this is to discuss whether or not I liked the product and if I think it is worth purchasing or not! Let's dive in, shall we?

*The products listed below all reflect prices at Target unless otherwise stated.

L'OREAL The Super Slim 12hr Infallible Liquid Eyeliner - $7.19

I've purchased this eyeliner (in the shade Black) a handful of times already. It's the perfect black shade and it lasts all day! Transitioning from an eyeliner pencil to a liquid tip can be quite challenging at first but I will say it's so much easier creating that sharp tip at the outer corner of your eye for a great cat eye look. The application is smooth but you definitely have to have a much steadier hand when using a liquid liner. There are still times I mess up and have to work around my mistake or start all over (though that's only happened twice). Overall I really like this eyeliner and would definitely recommend it!

L'OREAL Voluminous Million Lashes - 6.99

This was a purchase I made during a BOGO promotion at Ulta. It caught my eye and I decided to try it. I'm no fan of plastic bristles, so that was an immediate turn off for me. I also didn't feel that it lengthened my lashes as much as other mascaras and it didn't make them look full either. Whenever I used this mascara I would combine it with another to get the full effect. I am not repurchasing it and wouldn't recommend it.

L'OREAL Magic Perfecting Base Face Primer - 8.59

Besides the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, which is amazing, this is the only other face primer I have tried. It's not the most amazing product ever but it definitely does work and you can totally see a difference with it on. It helps to diminish pores and lessen the appearance of fine lines. It's a small pot but don't let that fool you, a little product goes a long way! Typically I will work it into my t-zone area and my cheeks for a more flawless appearance. I would recommend it if you're on a budget but still want a good base for your makeup.

Revlon Colorstay Combination/Oily Skin Foundation - 12.99 (Ulta)

This has been my go-to foundation (I wear the shade Ivory) for several months now. The coverage is wonderful and buildable. It lasts all day and definitely helps to control oily skin. I would absolutely recommend it if you're interested in trying a new foundation. I've received many compliments while wearing this foundation and a lot of people mistake it for a high end brand. Note: There is also a Normal/Dry skin option available.

Maybelline Fit Me Bronzer - 3.89

Another go-to product of mine is this bronzer in the shade Medium/Bronze. It's a great basic matte bronzer that isn't too light or dark. It lasted for the longest time and I just recently purchased a second one. Unless you want something with a bit of shimmer, this is a great option!

As always, thanks for reading lovelies!

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