Archives for July 2017

July 26, 2017

Nordstrom Sale item dupes

So, some of the items I wanted had already sold out on the Nordstrom site. I went on a mission to find similar pieces for hopefully even cheaper. I did just that and I am excited to share them with you. Not many items, but if you liked any of these below, it might help you. Shop everything below!

The first item is the B.P cardigan which was on sale for 31.90 (sold out now). Old Navy has a very similar style to the oatmeal one I wanted for $20 since they are having a 30% off sale. So that’s super exciting. I bought the tan and black colors because they are perfect for me to wear to work and a great price.

Another item I really wanted, but couldn’t get my hands on in time is the Lush side split tee. This was so popular in the NSALE, but I found a few similar options all under $10. I ordered this in white just to have a loose fit basic white tee. I like that it has the same side slits so its a little longer in the back. It cost me $8.40.

The Halogen loafers that are still in stock for $60 for the Nordstrom sale, I just didn’t want to spend the $60 dollars on something I wouldn’t wear every day. (It is still in stock, but limited sizes on nordstrom.com) So, I found these from Lulus for $22 and they are so similar except one is suede and the other has the leather look. I love them and I am glad I didn’t spend the $60. You can find the Lulu’s loafers here.

Lastly, I really liked the look of the 1.state perforated cut out bootie from the sale (Still in stock on Nordstrom website in most sizes), but I wasn’t going to pay the $90. So, I found one from target that has a very similar look that is $35!! Such a great deal.

 

Thanks for reading everyone!

July 24, 2017

My all time favorite Lippies

I love lip products. I have way too many that I need to get rid of. I have a set amount that I rotate through. As you can see in the pictures, they are basically the same tones. These shades just seem to go well with my skin tone so I stick with this shade range. I will be adding swatches below.

I know their is a love/hate with Kylie Cosmetics.. but I really like the matte liquid lip in the shade candy k. It appears to be a darker nude on my lips and I really like it. It says you only need one swipe if you don’t want it to feel drying. I do that and it lasts a long time on me and doesn’t dry my lips out. I really like this liquid lip, but I would probably stick to the liquid lip only. You don’t really need the lip pencil. You can usually match them pretty easy to drugstore lip liners. The lip kit is 29 and the liquid lip alone is $17. Click here to purchase exact product!

My next favorites are the Wet n Wild mega last liquid catsuit matte lipstick. I have this in two shades: Pink really hard and Nudist peach. I LOVE these lippies. They feel so good on your lips and they are long lasting. They do have a good range of shades and since they are so affordable, you can buy way more than just one of the Kylie matte singles. Definitely recommend these if you are looking for an affordable long lasting matte liquid lip.

This smashbox be legendary lipstick in the shade Safe Word is probably my favorite lipstick. I love the formula. It isn’t long lasting and does transfer since it’s a lipstick. My mom and I actually were shopping at Ulta and found this shade and we both wanted it. Luckily they had two left and we both bought it. It is one of those shades that really goes with any look you are going for. I love it.

I am not sure what happened to my full size Kat Von D everlasting liquid lip, but I kept them both in the same purse and now I can’t find the full size. But I got the sample size in a Sephora box and I am so glad because I was almost out of my full size one. It is in the shade Lovesick. It definitely is a pink shade, but has some purple tones coming through. I really like this if I am wanting a brighter lip. This is a great formula and doesn’t transfer if you let it completely dry. She also has so many shades! Exact product here!

Another favorite lip product is from The Balm’s meet Matt(e) Hughes collection in the shade committed. I received this in a Ipsy bag forever ago and it is probably my favorite out of all of these lip products. I am pretty much completely out of this. I need to order another, but just never have since I have other lip products I like. This product is just the perfect shade in my opinion for me. It doesn’t really look like I have a lip product on. And it has a minty scent which I really like.

Lastly, the Trestique matte lip crayon is another lippie that has been a favorite for awhile. I received this in a sephora box a while ago and it is in the shade Nantucket Nude. It applies easily, but keep in mind it will transfer. Lip crayons aren’t everyones favorite, but this is a real gem in my opinion.

Lastly, I wanted to share the Palladio lip liner that I love that goes with so many of my lip products. I got it at Ulta for like $2 and it feels so moisturizing on my lips and glides on so easily. Definitely check this lip liner out. It is so affordable and they have so many shades.

Hope you enjoyed my favorite lippie products. If you try any out, let me know. Or let me know your favorite lip products!

XOXO

 

July 21, 2017

Shein clothing haul!

I love shopping at Shein so much. It is time consuming to search through their massive website, but if you find some good items then it is worth it. I needed some new blouses for my job and decided to check it out. I have ordered so many times from Shein because they have great pieces that are modeled after some expensive pieces. I don’t ever buy expensive clothing that I may not wear for years. So, I wanted to find blouses under 15$ each. The first time I ever shopped on Shein, I found a dress I loved and ordered it. Well turns out it was a see through dress. Literally no lining. So I went back to read the comments/reviews and sure enough it said to not buy it because it is see through. I learned my lesson and I feel if you read the reviews on what other people say about that piece, you will be golden.

The first item I purchase was this fluted sleeve gingham print smock blouse. I was worried about the quality of all of these, but they are all so nice for the price point. This shirt fit so well on me when I tried it on and I like the print it comes in. This top was $10. You can see below how I will style this for work and casual outings.

 

The next item that I purchased is probably my favorite out of the whole haul. It is this gorgeous bell sleeve pearl embellished blouse. I love how this feels and how it looks on. I absolutely love this look. It was $14, which was the highest priced top I bought. The pearls aren’t cheaply made either. They feel like they are attached tightly and they are a heavier pearl than a cheap pearl you might think would be on there for the price. I really like this blouse. I actually saw a similar more expensive shirt that looked exactly like this on either Zara or Asos.. I can’t remember which one. This also comes in yellow.

Next, I got this black chiffon blouse. It is just a simple blouse that would pair great with any color blazer or even paired with your favorite accessories. I like simple blouses like this because you can create so many different outfits with this. The fabric is so nice and I believe this was only $10. Another great find that will be so versatile.

I got this simple white blouse simply because I really liked the sleeves. It has this insert detail that adds so much to the top. I also think it is easy to dress it up or down in the Fall/Winter seasons. But I am excited to wear this where you can see the sleeves while it is still very warm. This blouse was also $10 and great quality.

Lastly, I purchased this navy frill top. I think this is so cute and so versatile as well. I like the way the top feels on and it is so easy to style in different ways which is what I like. This blouse was $12. I love that all of the tops I purchased can be styled so many different ways and I look for that when buying pieces. I don’t want one trendy piece that I can’t wear multiple ways. Pieces like that don’t really last in my wardrobe because after one or two times wearing the piece, it isn’t as trendy as before and I don’t get much use out of it after.

Just remember to always read the reviews/comments at the bottom of each piece of clothing you are looking at to gauge whether it will be a good purchase for you.

I am also including other pieces I have purchased that haven’t come in just yet from boohoo.com.

 

 

 

 

July 20, 2017

Nordstrom Sale

Tomorrow at 2am CT begins the Nordstrom sale that is opening to everyone who is not a Nordstrom credit or debit cardholder. This is a pretty big sale for those of you who aren’t familiar with it. They basically take incoming Fall items and mark them down instead of waiting till the end of the fall season. So this is a great opportunity to get Fall items you may be needing at a great price. I have linked the items below that are my favorites from this years sale. I don’t need much, but there are some basic pieces that I am wanting to snatch up.

Some of my favorites that I will definitely be ordering is the B.P. cardigan in the oatmeal color, the Lush raw edge slit tee in the white and the navy color, and the STS ripped boyfriend jeans.

A hot item this year is the Topshop patchwork and striped camel cardigans. They sold out quickly in the early access sale, but Nordstrom did say that they will be restocking before the sale goes public. Another hot item is the Halogen slip on loafers. They are a great price and if I hadn’t already bought a similar pair, I would have purchased these.

Also, can we talk about how adorable that velvet handbag is? I love velvet and it is so in trend right now. This handbag comes in three total colors and is a dupe for so many high end bags. Definitely snag this for this great price.

The Nordstrom sale has some great activewear markdowns going on as well. I have had to promise myself not to buy anything because I have way to much gym attire. I seem to buy more activewear than regular clothes. But if you are in the market for some new quality gym wear, then check out their sale on these items. You will not be disappointed.

They are also having a sale on beauty. This Mac lip kit is a great price and I LOVE the color. They have so much beauty for a great price!

These are just my top picks on some items I will be purchasing from the Nordstrom sale. I am so excited to finally be able to shop it to stock up on some items for Fall. Let me know what you all are wanting to buy from the sale in the comments section. If you have any great finds, definitely let me know!!

XOXO

July 19, 2017

My favorite moisturizers!

 

I love moisturizers! There are all different kinds that serve different purposes. I don’t like spending a lot of money on products and like to find good drugstore products that are affordable, but these have been my favorite and really do help keep my skin in check. They each serve their own purpose and I will tell you more about each below.

The belief moisturizing bomb is a gel consistency. I really like this product when my skin is breaking out. It doesn’t necessarily feel like it gives a lot of moisture to your skin, but it does. I like to use this with the confidence in a cream. The belief moisturizer leaves skin feeling firm and while it does hydrate. I use this more to tighten my skin then moisturize it.

The it cosmetics confidence in a cream is my Holy Grail. This stuff works wonders for my skin. I like to apply this at night and it really does transform my skin overnight. It states on the Sephora website that it is supposed to  rejuvenate, repair, and restore skin for softer, smoother, younger-looking results. I do believe that it does everything it claims to do. If my skin is having issues where it has texture on the outer perimeters of my face it will be gone after a few uses. I do feel that my skin is smoother and brighter in my opinion when I use this product. If you buy any of these, definitely let it be this product.

I am also a big fan of the First Aid Beauty repair cream intense hydration. If my skin is super dry or feeling dull and just in need of moisture.. this is my go to moisturizer. This is a thick cream. You don’t need a lot because a small amount will go far, but I like to put a dime size and rub it in all over my face, neck, elbows, and hands. It will work wonders if you have really dry skin. I have the travel size that I keep with me in my purse so its a little cheaper if you purchase it that way. Definitely try this product if you suffer from really dry skin.

Lastly, the Lala retro whipped cream from Drunk Elephant is really great as well. I received this in a Sephora Play box and loved this product. It is a more expensive product so I do use it sparingly. This product really helps firm and hydrate my skin. It is a semi-thick formula, but not as thick as the First aid beauty cream. Even though it is thicker it isn’t greasy or have any oily feeling. I love the whipped texture it has and I love how it makes my skin feel hydrated, tighter, and overall more balanced. If you are willing to spend a little more on your skincare, then definitely check this product out.

All of these moisturizers have helped me in fixing any hydration, dullness, or texture issues my skin has had. I love all of four of these products and if you have any questions let me know in the comments section. If you have any drugstore moisturizers you love, also let me know. I love trying out new products.

Happy Hump Day! XOXO.