Dark rinse jeans, navy blazer, beige linen pocket tee, sperrys, a red lip, and a mock tortoiseshell hairclip.
Today I went to the mall with the idea that I just wanted to look at a new camera, and pick up a new nail polish.
The camera I wanted to look at (Samsung SH100) wasn’t in stock :( but I was wandering around Target waiting for the mall to open (I was up and out the door early this morning) and I came across this beautiful deal: Will & Grace Seasons One & Two for $9.99!! Um, YES! Karen Walker is my idol and I can’t believe I didn’t already own the show on DVD - especially since it’s not available on Netflix Instant.
THEN the mall opened, so I resisted the urge to go to Sephora (I honestly don’t know how I managed that) and I went to the Beauty Plus Salon where I get all my nail polish and I honest to blog spent 30 minutes starting at the nude nail polishes because I didn’t know which one to pick. They don’t have testers so I was googling swatches and finally decided on Topless & Barefoot by Essie. BUT THEN I walked over to the registers and something caught my eye… The China Glaze Anchors Aweigh collection. And what was right there? Sunset Sail. A beautiful peachy-nude (all over the runways) and a gorgeous shimmy gold color called Knotty. And then I couldn’t resist picking up a bottle of OPI Black Shatter which I probably will never wear, but my sister absolutely will.
Now I have to go to Radio Shack to look for that camera, but I’ll post swatches of the polishes this week!
I have a problem with Bath and Body Works. I can spend 45 minutes in that store, and since there’s always a great sale going on, I don’t feel guilty when I buy things. These are some of my favourites, and some things I’ve just discovered.
I’m a cashier, and money is ridiculously dirty, so we always have purell at the registers. However, I abhor the smell of purell, and I don’t like how dry it leaves my skin. I’ve started buying these every month and leaving them at the register bay for everyone to use. These are the staff favourites.
Travel-Sized Fragrance Mists
I don’t wear these like a perfume, I keep them in my car. I like to mist them a few times a day to keep my car smelling delicious, and sometimes I spritz them in my hair so that it smells super nice as well. These are my favourites.
Japanese Cherry Blossom
‘Summertime Vanillas’ - Coconut Vanilla
My personal favourite moisturizing soap isn’t on the website right now, but its’ the same Summer Coconut Vanilla as the body mist, and the soap itself is this great silver colour.
Fresh Market Apple Moisturizing Soap - sometimes you can get this in a novelty container that’s shaped like a big red apple!
Creamy Body Scrub - Hawaii Coconut.
I recieved this for free when I last went to B&BW and I love it. The exfoliating beads are really fine, and it feels like you’re exfoliating with sand. That sounds a little odd, but it really is lovely. Combined with the scent, it’s like taking a shower at the beach!
Coming Soon… Preppy Fashion & Lifestyle blog from yours truly and one of my loveliest friends.
That means this blog will predominately feature makeup from now on, so if you like my fashion posts keep an eye out today and tomorrow for a link to the new blog!
Revlon Cream Blush in Soft Rose
I picked this up today because Revlon products were Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off, and I knew I was getting a lipstick. I don’t have a nice neutral blush, and I have been wanting to try the revlon cream blushes for a while.
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude
This lipstick in ‘Soft Rose’ has become my absolute favourite lip colour, and I don’t have a nude lipstick.
EOS Smooth Sphere in Summer Fruit
I already had and loved this, but I left it at work a few weeks ago and I couldn’t find it - my lips were screaming for a replacement! I had my softlips, but I honestly don’t like that nearly as much.
L’Oreal Felt Tip Liner
Another replacement. I’ve been using this since January, and I use it nearly every single day. Mine has started to dry out, so I wanted to get a back-up before I got desperate.
Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure Detoxifying Wet Cleansing Towelettes
These are my all-time favourite makeup remover wipes. They are SO gentle and they’re very wet wipes so you don’t have to use a lot of pressure on your eyes. They smell good, too.
So, Forever21 has started calling their Jewelry/Accessories section “ForLove21” and while I NEVER buy clothes from F21, I frequently buy jewelry and sunglasses from them.
This post is a collection of items I love from their jewelry/accessories area on their website, which you can go to directly typing forlove21.com into your browser’s address bar.
Jeweled Floral Stud Set $2.80
Ahhhh, unlucky for you but I am absolutely terrible really dark smokey eye looks like Effy wears on Skins. I don’t have a lot of lid space, and I’m very fair. They just end up looking raccony on me.
Here’s a tutorial from youtube that I think is pretty accurate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voCgQrAJfJo
To say that I have dry skin would be an understatement. I’ve always had cracked heels, chapped lips, and rough hands, elbows, and knees (please don’t get me started on dandruff). And then there’s the matter of my face. I was lucky enough to avoid any serious issues with youthful acne (except occasional hormonal blemishes) but it came at a price. My skin fought hard against bacteria and buildup, but sacrificed it’s healthy glow and inherent smoothness in the battle.
Very recently, I have found a way to balance out my skin - and not just the skin on my face. Suddenly there’s no flakes on my face, my legs and arms have a healthy texture, my elbows and knees aren’t road blocks, and my heels feel like they can breathe again. I still haven’t found the perfect combination for my lips, though.
What I’ve figured out…
Moisturize daily. This may seem like a no-brainer to most of you, but I was never taught to moisturize my face and body on a day-to-day basis. Once I hit my mid-teens my mom told me I should moisturize after I shower. And that’s all I knew.
For my face:
Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer (In the morning)
Lush 9-5 Cleansing Lotion (Before Bed)
Lush Eua Roma Water (After 9-5)
For my hands:
Lush Smitten Hand Cream (Before I leave the house and right before bed)
L’Occtaine Shea Butter Hand Cream (Throughout the day)
For all the rest:
Burt’s Bees Honey & Shea Butter Body Butter (For after the shower)
Victoria’s Secret Drenched In Pink Body Lotion in Warm and Cozy (Before bed)
So maybe I’ve gone a little overboard, but maybe I haven’t. My skin feels great, especially my hands and my face. Let me know what works for you, and PLEASE let me know if you would like a review of any/all of the products listed!
Maybe it was the post on neon’s from College Prep, maybe it’s the amazing pedicure I got on monday, either way I have been obsessed with nail polish (sometimes called nail varnish) and especially Essie. I smell a haul coming…
Peepshow (J.Crew Exclusive)
Beach Bum Blu
Like Linen (This is actually for my mom)