pur Love Your Selfie palette

My best friend asked me to buy her an all in one palette for her birthday this year.  She wanted to not have to carry a lot of stuff in her handbag, so I went out to search for one.  Ironically, I have seen plenty of these type of palettes in the stores, but suddenly I couldn’t find a single one.  I went into Ulta, and luckily they had just gotten one in.  They said they get the majority of this type of item around the holidays.  So, of course, being the makeup obsessed person that I am…I “borrowed” this from my BFF so that I can take pictures and swatches for this blog.  The shadows are pretty buttery and swatched well.  The lighter colors may not work for me, but she’s a little lighter than me so I think she can pull it off.  The blush and highlighter are pretty good as well.  This palette also comes with mascara and gloss.  Pretty nice, if I do say so myself. Has anyone else tried this one out?

Talk to you all soon,

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National Lipstick Day 2015

Today is National Lipstick day.  Last year, I posted the lipstick that I was wearing that day, and decided to do the same this year.   This is Flirty Fuchsia by Milani.  I love this color.  A bold lip color can make quite a statement and be a reminder of how great rocking one can be.  What lip color are you wearing today?

3 days in outfits

This was fun to do last week, so I am doing it again.  Here are three outfits from last week.  All of the clothes are from Lane Bryant.  The yellow shoes are an old classic that I purchased from Boston Store in Wisconsin about three years ago.  The strappy sandals with the flowers on top are also a classic from a few years ago. I believe they are Aerosoles, but unfortunately I believe they are past their prime.  The sandals with the gold details were featured on my blog last year.  They are from Lane Bryant.  Hope you all enjoy!

Talk to you all soon!

A few outfits from last week

Here are a few outfits from last week. Everything is from Lane Bryant except the striped dress.  That was purchased from Saks off Fifth.  The black flat sandals are Nine West.  The wedge sandals are Reaction by Kenneth Cole.  The summer weather had me feeling very flirty, so dresses/skirts were worn three of the five work days.

Talk to you all soon!

Henri Bendel Sip & Shop with Everyday Runway (Parker Simmons)

Recently, I went to an event at Henri Bendel that was hosted by the blogger Everyday Runway.  I have been trying to get out more and socialize.  So after remembering last minute that I had RSVP’d to the event, I turned my car around and raced down to Lenox Mall.  I was completely unprepared for this event since I had completely forgotten about it!  I was not remotely dressed in anything that I wanted to be seen at a social event in!  I was somewhat horrified, but I sucked it up and showed my face anyway.  Parker Simmons of Everyday Runway was such a great hostess.  I enjoyed chatting with her about all of the Henri Bendel items.  We also chatted about some boutique favorites such as Trapp Candles which are my favorite. I browsed the store and purchased a cute mug that caught my eye almost immediately.  I love mugs, glasses and random water bottles.  Anyway, I stayed for about 45 minutes, then made my exit.

The next morning, I got a phone call that I had actually won the drawing for the purse that they were giving away.  I was so excited.  I never win anything really so it was a shock.  I almost did not even bother entering, but am glad I did.  I believe the purse is called the Whitney Crossbody Tote.  I love the color. It is going to be perfect with so many of my spring looks.

All in all, I had a wonderful time and look forward to getting out to more social events.

Talk to you all soon….

Fragrances that I have been loving

I have so many body sprays that I honestly thought about not buying any new perfumes but I really like having a variety.  I’m pretty big on roller balls as well because I can just throw them in my purse and they are less expensive. I believe that I mentioned before that I have almost every single Marc Jacobs sent in roller ball form and I love those.

This past month, I had decided to buy a few new full sized fragrances for the summer.  Now, the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet I have had for a while and I absolutely love this scent. No matter how much I try to change up my fragrances, I really love floral and clean smells.  I don’t like musky or overpowering scents at all.  Keeping that in mind, my next favorite is Jennifer Anniston. This has also been a favorite that I have had for a while in roller ball form.  I went ahead and bought the large bottle.  It wasn’t very expensive so I consider it a good deal.

During Sephora’s fragrance sales where they offered 3x’s the beauty points, I purchased two scents.  The first is Chloe’s Love Story.  This smells soooo good! This is definitely a classic scent for me.  It’s light, floral and slightly sweet.  I can spray it without fear of feeling that the scent will become overwhelming throughout the day.  I have worn this a lot since I purchased it.

The final scent that I purchased is Marchesa Eau de perfume.  This is a different scent for me which is what I was looking for when I purchased it.  It’s still very clean, but not necessarily floral.  When I first smelled it, I thought it smelled “soapy”, but sweet.  It’s a very unique smell.  I sprayed it in the store, then walked around for a day with it on.  The more the day went on, the more I really liked it.  It was just….different.  I have been enjoying my new fragrances a lot.  What are your signature scents?

Talk to you all soon~

Saturday Makeup

Today was a wonderful day.  The sun was shining and the air was warm.  This was a gigantic welcome after the ice, snow, and cold the last few weeks.  I had a few errands to run and wanted to look my best while doing so, so here was my makeup for the day.

Bobbi Brown illuminating finishing powder compact foundation in Warm Walnut 7.5.  This is a new buy for me and I have been loving it.

Missy Lynn’s eyeshadow pallet – I just received this three days ago and I have worn it everyday.I used the the light and dark purples along with the bronze highlight color.  This pallet is gorgeous and the shadows are very pigmented. I am not sure if I was expecting it to be soooo good, but it is worth more than the price (although I am happy it wasn’t to expensive.) There was really no fall out, and the colors show up as they are in the pallet.  Sometimes I have had other purple shadows and they just look dirty or black.  I can barely see the purple, but this shows up on my skin perfectly.  Has anyone else tried this yet? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Mac’s Raizin blush – a long time favorite.

Too Faced Soul Mates blushing bronzer in Carrie & Big – Now, I admit that I am a sucker for a gimmick and if it has anything to do with my favorite television couples, it’s even better!  So this bronzer joins my Gidget and Moondoggie nail polishes in my prized gimmick possessions.  Oh, the product is not to bad either. 🙂

Clump Crusher mascara – this has become a favorite as well.

Milani’s Sangria lipstick – I can’t believe I have not worn this all winter.  Milani lipsticks are my favorite from the drugstore and this color if beautiful.

Miss Dior’s Blooming Bouquet – I will be doing a post of my favorite fragrances right now.  This is one of them.  So soft and no at all overpowering.

Talk to you all soon!

A few new fall essentials

Since it has been getting colder here in Georgia, I have been in need of a few more long sleeved shirts.  I purchased a shirt from Torrid that is a long sleeve v-neck with hearts all over it. I also purchased a long sleeved shirt that is a similar material to a thin sweatshirt from Lane Bryant.  This one has shiny snowflake-like designs all over it.  I raced around to 4 stores to find this one in my size as it went on clearance very quickly.  Ironically, I found a similar one as I was dashing around town at Dress Barn that was made of a thinner material and a darker gray color.  I already wore that one, so forgot to take a picture but I will put a link below if I can find one.

Of course, no month would be complete without a few beauty buys so I did get a few new lip colors at the Sephora VIB event.  I purchased another Matte creme lip crayon from Bite Beauty in the color Aubergine.  This was actually the color that I wanted when I purchased the color cognac which was mentioned in one of my previous posts, however the Sephora that I was at was out of that color at the time.  A Kat Von D lipstick also made its way into my shopping basket.  I got Studded Kiss lipstick rouge a levres in the color prayer.  This color is beautiful and since matte’s are my favorite formula for lipsticks, so I know I will love it. I also came across a new item from Josie Maran called the Coconut watercolor lip stain. I got the color Coral Oasis.  I really love it!  It has a lip stain on one side, and gloss on the other.  This is probably a color more suited for spring/summer but I think it’s beautiful and wore it most of the day yesterday.  I also purchased my favorite from Fresh which is the Sugar tinted lip treatment in the color rose.  I have been addicted to these for a couple of years.  They are so moisturizing, and I like to wear it not only during the day, but at night to keep my lips from getting chapped.

Finally, I have become somewhat addicted to perfume roller balls.  I have bought practically every scent by Marc Jacobs.  Roller balls seem to be perfect for me since I find that the sprays last forever and I will rarely finish them before getting tired of the scent.  I have a few favorites that I will wear forever and never get sick of such as Dior’s Ja’dore, but for the most part…roller balls are the way to go.

Well there you go!  A new post that helps me sort out my shopping obsession.  I will talk to you all soon!

Torrid http://www.torrid.com/torrid/Tops/Heart+Print+V-Neck+Top-10226527.jsp

Dress Barn http://www.dressbarn.com/detail/plus-size-embellished-top/101971921/192

Casual Friday

Lane Bryant recently had a massive clearance sale where there were quite a few items that were $6.99.  I didn’t find a ton of things, but I did get this sweater.  The color of this sweater is beautiful and I thought it would be a great color to wear on Halloween.  The cuffed jeans are a few years old from Lane Bryant and I purchased to booties from a local boutique.

Talk to you all soon.

Fall lip colors

With the fall season finally here, I have purchased two fall lip colors. Normally in the fall, I have always stuck to reds, but I have been loving two new colors.  Mac’s Lingering Kiss (top photo) which is from their A Novel Romance collection and also a new find from Bite Beauty’s new Matte Creme lip crayon in Cognac(bottom photo). I have taken a picture with both colors on and swatched them next to each other.   Enjoy!