Jenmarie is a bubbly and petite thirty-one 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 all things Star Wars & 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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Nordstrom Rack Haul

I went to Nordstrom Rack in hopes of finding a black jacket and found next to nothing in that category. But I didn't leave empty handed. Oh, no. I ended up finding a pair of jeans, two pairs of leggings, and an amazing Too Faced eyeshadow palette. Hauls have always been one of my favorite things to read about or watch on YouTube and though this surely isn't a huge haul, the pieces themselves are pretty fantastic!

Nordstrom Rack Haul | Style Through Her Eyes
Vigoss jeans have always fit me well but they are also super expensive. So you can imagined how happy I was to fnd this pair that was originally $74 for $46. They feel and look great and I'm actually loving the distressed look. It gives the jeans a lot of character, which is fun. I first wore them out on my Birthday, as you can see above. That was my third time seeing the new Star Wars movie (currently on number four).

Nordstrom Rack Haul | Style Through Her Eyes
These moto-inspired leggings by Abound caught my eye instantly! They're not the warmest leggings, but this means I'll be able to get away with wearing them throughout the year which is double the awesome. I love the designs so much that had there been another in a different color I probably would've picked them up as well. These weren't in the clearance section but were only $19.99 each!

Nordstrom Rack Haul | Style Through Her Eyes
The beauty section is always the first place I go to when going to Nordstrom Rack because I always find the best deals. In fact, this Too Faced Love Palette was the very last one there. I snatched it up quickly and almost drooled over the stunning, shimmering colors. I paid just under $17 for it (regularly $50), and it comes with fifteen eyeshadows and a black waterproof eyeliner with a smudge tip. What a deal! The packaging is lovely and I couldn't be more pleased with the overall quality.

I feel pretty, oh so pretty!

P.S. Please stop by on Saturday, January 21st as I will be celebrating my blog's 7th anniversary with a special giveaway!

Beauty Box 5: Travel Sized Hairsprays

Beauty Box 5: Travel Sized Hairsprays

Beauty Box 5: Travel Sized Hairsprays

A few weeks ago I shared with you everything I keep inside my make up bag along with a few hair products which included a travel sized hairspray. There's nothing worse than having an emergency (especially after trying on several clothes in a fitting room) and not having the right resources to remedy your hair emergency. Yes, this happened to me recently! This month I received the Professional Freezing Finishing Hairspray in my Beauty Box 5 box and immediately added it to my make up bag. It just so happened to come at the perfect time as I was in need of a replacement. I had never tried this brand before and was very pleased with how it tamed my flyaways instantly and how it held my beachy waves together throughout most of the day. Below, I have curated a few links to other brands that offer travel sized hairsprays for your convenience.


John Frieda - Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold | $1.99
Nexxus - Comb Thru Natural Hold Design & Finishing Mist | $2.99
Sebastion - Shaper Plus Extra Hold | $5
CHI - Helmet Head Extra Firm | $6.50
Big Sexy - Spray & Play Volumizing | $7.99
Redken - Extra High-Hold | $9

This was just one of the deluxe products I received in my BB5 box this month. For just $12, you can sign up too! Plus, from now until January 31st, you will receive a FREE Eye Shadow by Marsk with a Beauty Box 5 Subscription purchase!

Beauty Box 5: Peony Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio

Beauty Box 5: Peony Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio

Beauty Box 5: Peony Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio

Beauty Box 5: Peony Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio

Beauty Box 5: Peony Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio

The wonderful thing about Beauty Box 5 is discovering new makeup brands, especially those that make an effort to make better products for our skin and that are 100% Cruelty Free. Peony Cosmetics is one of those brands. This Hypoallergenic and Fragrance Free Eyeshadow Trio is Cruelty Free, has no Parabens, Phthalates, or Mineral Oils, and is almost all natural with Kaolin Clay to help absorb excess oil. So basically, if you apply primer to your lids and then use these shadow, you can kick your oily lid problem in the butt!

The packaging on all their products is very eye-catching and feminine, and the shadow itself is highly pigmented and easy to blend. I was able to create a really soft and natural look as you can see above and blended until I could blend no more. However, since it is so pigmented and buildable, you can also create quite a statement look with these shades! I also love how compact this full-sized product is. It makes it great to throw in your makeup bag and bring along with you for any needed touch ups or on a vacation.

This was just one of the full-sized products I received in my box this month. Interested in getting deluxe beauty samples sent to your door every month too? Click here to find out more!

Have you entered my Anastasia Beverly Hills Giveaway yet!?

Disclosure: The Peony Eyeshadow was sent to me by Beauty Box 5. All opinions are 100% my own.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Giveaway!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Giveaway!

'Tis the season of giving! So, as a little Christmas present from myself to you, I am giving away two products from Anastasia Beverly Hills! The first product is the Brow Definer in Dark Brown. This is one of my make-up grails that I honestly can't imagine living without. I quite literally use it every single day. I'm able to use Medium Brown, Dark Brown and Ebony with the last one being the darkest so I figured the one that falls in between would be the best shade to giveaway. The second product is the Liquid Lipstick (dries matte) in the shade Lovely which is a very muted mauve color but it could vary depending on your natural lip color.

To enter this giveaway, just follow the directions using the Rafflecopter widget below. Please Note: This Giveaway is for those who have a U.S. address only. It will end on December 10th and the winner will be notified via email.

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Merry Christmas, my lovelies!

What's In My Makeup Bag?

What's In My Makeup Bag? | Style through Her Eyes

The last time I showed you the contents of my makeup bag was three years ago, so I thought it was about time I did an updated one! I've been using this Star Wars makeup bag since the beginning of the year after my friend gifted it to me for my Birthday. I love the chubified characters and the bright colors. This bag and other items with the same print can be found on the Disney Store Japan website in case you're interested.

I do my best to make sure my bag is never full to the top with items, otherwise it makes it difficult to find what I need and it makes my handbag heavier. I find one of the best ways to do this is to put away lipsticks or any other items you used for the day and won't be wearing the next.

Let's dig in, shall we?

What's In My Makeup Bag? | Style through Her Eyes

What's In My Makeup Bag? | Style through Her Eyes

The Maybelline Fit Me Powder is one of my favorites because it's matte, works great for normal to oily skin, and lasts all day. The powder compartment lifts up to reveal a mirror and applicator underneath which is one of the most brilliant powder compacts designs in my opinion. I use shade 100 - Translucent because I'm as fair as can be. The Fit Me Concealer provides great coverage though I do favor NYX's HD Concealer over this one. I am currently using shade 15 - Fair. The last Maybelline product in my bag is the most recent lipstick I wore, shade 160 - Fifth Ave. Fuchsia which seems to be no longer available to purchase.

As for the rest of my lip products...

I tend to keep a lip gloss in my bag at all times just in case I feel like changing things up. This one by Stila is a Silk Shimmer Luxe Gloss called Kitten. It's a dreamy shade! If you want to keep your lips smooth I'd recommend the EOS Organic Lip Balms (this pink one is called Strawberry Sorbet but my absolute favorite is Sweet Mint) and the 100% natural Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. Lastly, I have Rimmel's Moisture Renew Transparent Lip Liner handy for whenever I'm wearing a bright or bold lip. I'd highly recommend it!

The Anastasia Brow Definer is one of my makeup grails, so this little guy goes wherever I go. I use shade Medium Brown. You can read more of my thoughts on this product here. The Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen is another favorite product of mine. It's just a few dollars and lasts all day! I also wrote about this product which you can read here.

On to the miscellaneous items...

Whenever I get sample products like hairspray, I find that I'll actually use them the most if they're in my bag. This one by Pantene Pro-V isn't my preferred option but it does a good touch-up job and has an amazing scent! Tweezers are always important because you just never know what you might find in natural light versus artificial light. I also never go anywhere without Oil Blotting Paper. I'd rather soak it up than pack more product on my face to conceal it. You know what I'm saying? Of course bobby pins can often be life savers as well as a hair tie. And since I'm prone to accidents, a Star Wars Band Aid is quite necessary.

Obviously I carry personal products with me but didn't feel like photographing those. And yes, I do have hand lotion but I keep that in a separate pocket in my handbag. So now that you've seen what's in my makeup bag, what's in yours? Do you carry around any items that I don't?

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Perennial Relations.

Beauty Box 5: October Favorites

Beauty Box 5: October Favorites | Style through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: October Favorites | Style through Her Eyes

Beauty Box 5: October Favorites | Style through Her Eyes

(My apologies for the mobile photos. My camera had previously died and this was my only option at the time!)

With the cooler weather comes darker colors in fashion and in beauty, and I'm all about a bold and dark lip. In last month's Beauty Box 5 box, a moisturizing lipstick from the cruelty-free brand Real Her was included and I am in love with the red shade! I have several different red lip colors and enjoy having various options to choose from based on how I'm feeling. It's great because the packaging is monochromatic and square which makes it easy to find among the rest of the reds I own. I also found it easy to apply and it lasts a long time too! Take a minute to visit their website and check out all the different shades they provide. Oh, and as with any bold or bright lip color, be sure to use a lip pencil (I prefer this one) so the color doesn't bleed.

I always like to make my eye make-up stand out but I tend to go the extra mile when wearing a darker lip color. My trick is lining my waterline with a nude pencil. White also works but sometimes I think it can look a bit harsh or too "babydoll". The nude color creates a much softer and natural look. I used the paraben-free Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil by Chella which was also included in my box! It can be used for the inner corners of your eyes and for accentuating your cupid's bow as well. It's amazing how a little highlighting can make your face glow!

These were just two of the full-sized products I received in my box last month. Interested in getting deluxe beauty samples sent to your door every month too? Click here to find out more!

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



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