Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thrift store outfit...Take 1

I finally got a chance to wear my leopard/cheetah (whatever you want to call it) printed shirt I found at the thrift store. I had a friend in town so I met her at her hotel on the beach and had her quickly take a few pictures before we went out on a shopping day. Here is what I wore with it:

                                    Shirt: Thrifted
                                    Belt: Wet Seal- around $6.00
                                    Skirt: Old Navy- $10.00
                                    Tights: Target- $5.00
I don't remember where I bought the flats or how much they were because Ive had them forever. I really wanted to wear red ones but didn't have any so I thought these would work out fine.

November Birchbox!

Sorry I didn't put up an October box, the products in that one didn't really strike my fancy so I decided not to put one up, however this months I'm liking so here it is...
This months box has products that are gift worthy for the holidays, to me the products are more of get ready for a holiday party theme but that's okay.

left to right
Oscar Blandi- Protein mist-This spray can be used as a leave in conditioner in wet hair (that's how I use it) or a thermal protector on dry hair. It seems to work nice, my only complaint is that it smells like lemon cleaner.

LaRocca skincare- Champagne and shimmer Acai body scrub- I have not had a chance to use this yet but I did test it out on my hands and it feels nice.The exfoliater itself feels like sand mixed with oil but it left my hands super soft and it smells great.

Zoya Polish-Noel- The color is a shimmery blue with a hint of silver flecks.The name throws me off a bit because when I think of the word noel the color green pops into my head not blue,but I could be weird.

Klorane- makeup remover- This paraben free eye makeup remover is made up of cornflower water and works amazing taking off heavy eye makeup but yet again with the smell thing, it smells like someone shoved a handful of dandelion's in a bottle. Not good, not good at all!

Choco Pod-Firecracker chocolate- This little chocolate I almost forgot to put in the post hints the opened wrapper. The actual chocolates(that I cant show you because I ate it) are individually wrapped and  are shaped like coffee beans. This one is made of dark chocolate, chipotle salt and popping candy, sounds gross but is actually good. I'm not good with describing tastes but lets just say the chipotle gives it a little kick...In a good way :)

I also got a special gift in my birchbox because I have bought  products from the birchbox site, left feedback, referred friends etc...Its a BaubleBar bracelet. Super cute

I checked out the BaubleBar site and this bracelet retails for $20.00

These bracelets would be super cute mixed together with another  similar to it and a few leather and glitter bracelets.

Friday, November 18, 2011

EOS Chapstick Rant

There has been a huge hype over the little ball looking chapsticks made by EOS, they have been getting great reviews so of course I had to try one out...I was really disappointed. :(

I will say that it smells great, like tropical fruit, and is easy to find in my purse but, that's about it! It goes on very waxy and feels like a film over my lips. It also dried out my lips so much that they started to crack and I had to buy a lip treatment to get the moisture back. I do not live in a climate that is very cold so that was not a factor on my driness nor did I ever have driness issues in the past, so this product had to be the culprit.
I really wanted to like these too...maybe I bought a defective one on accident.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beauty Mail!

Decided to check out Sephora.com to see what they had and noticed Nars had a couple duo eye shadows on sale for 10 bucks so, I picked one of them up...plus a few other things.

This duo is called BYSANCE...No idea what the name means but the shadows are very pretty. They are both shimmery  and very pigmented. I love gold and purple together so I was excited to see this. :) 

Swatches are done without a base and they came up pretty good.  They last a long time. I used  my clinique makeup remover and had to do it twice because the purple one wanted to stay on my hand.

Laura does London collection, By bare essentials

(Left to Right)
 London- a baby pink lipstick that (on my lips) appears slightly matte.
 Laura-  a bright fuchsia gloss that is highly pigmented!
Both of these lip products claim to plump, so they do have that tingly feel, although, it seems to last a lot longer than other plumper's Ive used in the past.  I have never noticed any plumping action with any lip plumper,and this one was no exception. 

Tokidoki gloss in the color Burger (see the little hamburger in the cap...cute huh?!)
This is a new brand to me. I have seen some of their eye shadows in the sephora store,  but have never bought any.  This gloss was on sale so I decided to try it out.

It is a very sheer orange gloss that if worn alone only leaves a hint of color.  It feels creamy on the lips and isn't sticky on me.

The applicator is odd...its a plastic tip...no brush, no sponge, just a rounded bendable plastic. Weird!

Cliniques almost lipstick in Black Honey. This is  a popular lip product that I have had in gloss form in the past but not lipstick form.

The swatch looks like blood on my hand but in real life its a shear berry color

oh I got a nail polish too...thought it was a pretty fall color

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I might live at the thrift store...for real!

Found another blazer! Now to get them altered so I can actually wear them!

This ones from The Limited...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I love the Hautelook website! They have tons of flash sales that only last about 48 hours but the discounts can be well over 75% off! I found a cute pair of suede leather fringe boots by N.Y.L.A that would have cost me $109.00 in the stores...I got them for $29.00!!! *does happy dance*

Friday, November 4, 2011


Of course my dog would eat the zipper off of the only Vera Bradley thing I own...even if I got it at a thrift store, and have never used it. Owell maybe I'll find anither one next time I go.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thrift Store Finds!

So, I dropped off a few bags of stuff to my local Goodwill store and decided to poke around and see what they had in there. I found a few cute things...once I can find someone to take pictures for me I'll post how I styled the pieces.

Ive been on the search for a few blazers and I found two!!

The colors are very springy so I might not be wearing this one for awhile

Vera Bradley is kinda big where I'm living...I don't know why, maybe its popular all over right now, but either way I have no Vera Bradley!  I found this tiny little bag and thought it would be nice to use when I went out dancing or something.

This second Blazer is really heavy, great for winter and since its black I can wear it to work. Were only allowed to wear black, white and gray with only colored accessories.

This is my favorite! Its a cheetah print "blouse"  that will be super cute with some boots and skinny jeans.