Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Finds!!

I have been finding some serious online deals lately!!  I had to share some of my favorites with you!  

Have you pinned that gorgeous coat on Pinterest?  I have totally had it on my clothing board for about 2 years now and I found it on Rosegal for $34.35 plus free shipping.  Holy cow!  I also found these gorgeous earrings on their site for $1.47.  How gorgeous are they!?  

The third find is from Ruby Wing nail polish.  Ruby Wing polishes change color in the sun.  They are all a demure shade indoors and then deepen into a more dramatic hue in the sun (example below).  These babies are gorgeous!  This mini set called "Cupcakes and Champagne" is only $12.95 for four scented, color changing polishes.

So I couldn't fit all of my favorites into one collage, so here are a few more amazing polishes and clothes.

These three are also from Rosegal.  The two sweaters are more practical for me, because their clothing is in Asian sizes and I am sure that the beautiful Maxi dress would not be long enough on me.  The chevron sweater is $8.48, the polka dot sweater is $8.03, the maxi dress is $16.17 and they all have free shipping!!

These babies are from Color Club, the older sister of Ruby Wing.  My favorite polishes from Color Club are their duochrome or holographic nail polishes.  They are so beautiful!  I have Port-Folio and I absolutely love it and get so many compliments on it.  It is super hard to capture its glory in photographs, but this lady did!  These three polishes are from their "halo hues" collection.  They are each $10, but they are buy one get one half off and I don't think a more gorgeous polish exists. Seriously.

Happy browsing and thanks for reading!  I hope you had an amazing week!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lace and damask and bling. Oh my!

I got my clothes from last week!  My $3.35 order full of gently used wonderful goodness is now happily hanging in my closet (read my shopping how-to here).  
It was super fun to get dressed for work today with so many choices.  My only problem was matching an outfit together...You know when you're little and you have so many favorite treats and you think that they should all go great together but they don't?  That's what I was afraid was going to happen getting dressed this morning.  
I did end up with a lot going on in my outfit, but I loved it.  With so much going on I am just hoping it didn't look like I let a little kid dress me :) 
My grey sweater shirt is from INC International Concepts via Like Twice ($.56) similar here, peach lace skirt from Down East Basic (gift) similar here, damask tights from JCPenney similar here, shoes are Alfani via Runway Fashion Exchange $8 similar here.
Thanks so much for reading!  
Would you wear so much texture in one outfit?  Please share any getting dressed guidelines you have in the comments below :)  (My main one is not to wear a loose top with a loose bottom, it just looks sloppy to me.)
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Gift Guide 2014 for the Beauty Obsessed

I love all of the beauty gift sets that come out around this time of year!  There are so many affordable options for sampling high cost brands.  I found a few that really intrigued me, and that had high reviews, to put together this post.

Two years ago I bought a benefit gift set at a great price and I was so excited about it.  I actually ended up hating all of the products, but I was so glad that I was able to try them at well below full price.  After that experience I have started looking at reviews closer and trying to find products that will work for me.

All of the products above had high reviews :)

1. Too Faced Bronzer Wardrobe Collection $22 Sephora
This set comes with four bronzer shades, including two of Too Faced's famous chocolate bronzers and a brush for applying.  It has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on the most common complaint is that the packaging is cardboard.  I don't really care what it's in as long as it is amazing :)

2.  Benefit The Real Steal $24 Ulta
The Real Steal features the cult favorites They're Real mascara and Push Up liner and They're Real remover, the liner has an amazing applicator for precise liner.  The set is rated 4 out of 5 stars on

3.  Caviar Stone Bracelet $14 Vanity
I know this isn't technically a beauty item, but I wanted to include some pretty jewelry too.  This bracelet is from and I think it is stunning.

4.  EOS. A Ray of Holiday Sunshine Rachel Roy $6 Ulta
I can't get over this price for 3 EOS balms!  The trendy balm's moisturizing properties are up for debate in the review section, but they still earned a 4.5 out of 5 rating.  At this price it would be a great way to try them.

5.  Sephora Favorites Spray of Sunshine Fragrance Sampler For Her $24 Sephora
I read about what a great deal these samplers were over and over again last holiday season.  The set includes samples of multiple high end fragrances.  You use the samples and determine which is your favorite, you then turn in a card that is in the sampler for a rollerball of your chosen fragrance.  The reviews were favorable with the exception that you can only get the rollerball at a Sephora store that is not in JCP.

6.  Tarte Golden Days and Sultry Nights Amazonian Clay Collector's Shadow Palette $24 Sephora
The colors in this palette are so gorgeous!  They apply as more of a sheer shade and are not as dramatic as they appear in the palette.  The palette itself is gorgeous and contains full size shadows.

7.  Gem Stone Head Wrap $9 Vanity
This wrap has some nice chunky stones that would be gorgeous for any dressy look.

8.  Sexy Hair Voluptuous Volume $16 Ulta
Pump up the volume in your hair with Spray and Play hairspray and Root Pump Plus, this kit has a perfect 5 out of 5 stars rating with two rave reviews.

9.  Beaded Dream Catcher Earrings $7 Forever21
These are the most gorgeous earrings in my book!  They have beautiful details and are perfect mini dream catchers.  There are a lot of other pretty jewelry options on F21's site.

10.  Sephora Collection Bronzed and Blushing Face Palette $15
A large mirror and three decent sized powders come in this kit.  The blushes and bronzers are super pigmented and a little goes a long way.  This set has a 4.1 out of 5 star rating on

11.  NYX Butter Lip Gloss Sugar Rush Set $10 Ulta
These lip glosses are very hydrating and non-sticky and come in three yummy flavors.  This set has a 5 out of 5 star rating on Ulta and the Butter Lip Glosses have a 4.5 rating.

12.  BareMinerals Beauty Obsessed $25 Ulta
This kit comes with trial sized eyeliner, mascara, bronzer and blush duo, and lipgloss.  The set has a 4.5 out of 5 star average rating on

13.  Faux Crystal and Feather Pendant Necklace $5 Forever 21
I really like the look of these stacked single pendant necklaces that is trendy right now.  I also love the boho feel of the crystal and the feather on this one.

14.  Lorac Party Eyeshadow Palette $24 Ulta
This palette is so pretty!  The shades are super pigmented and shimmery.  Perfect for a party!  It is brand, spankin' new so there are no reviews on Ulta, but searching online I found a rave review and it was enough to convince me to keep it in this guide.

Do you have a beauty wish list this holiday season?  Let me know in the comments below.

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Monday, December 8, 2014 You have to try this!!

A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook that she had found a site where she had bought almost $100 worth of gently used namebrand clothing for less than $20 online.  They have designer purses, wallets, shoes, and clothing.  Guess what?!  

It is real and amazing and I just bought $380 worth of clothes for $3 and change!!

Wanna see what I got?

This silk blouse is from Banana Republic with an original price tag of $75.39.  I don't know how much I payed for it...If I divide $3.35 by 6 I get about 50 cents for each item.

This shirt is originally from Express with a price tag of $39.92, once again it set me back around 50 cents.

This sweater/shirt is from INC International Concepts originally sold for $65.45.

This vest is from Style&Co originally $37.40.

This grey sweater is Loft originally $53.90.

Last but not least, this Rugby by Ralph Lauren sweater is a $107.80 sweater originally.

Are you ready to do some amazing bargain shopping yourself now?  

Just let me tell you a few more things first and then I'll give you the link and instructions.  I had some trouble with my 50% off code, but I was able to call their customer service and they were very nice and fixed it for me.  I emailed first, but it took them a few hours and something that I really wanted was bought by someone else while I was waiting :(.  I will post a 15% off code below with the instructions, so if you have to go that route you can.

Okay, here is your link and instructions.  I would complete a step and then come back to this page, and read the next step and then complete it.

  1. Click on this link: sign up using your email address and create a password.  You will receive $10 credit.
  2. Use your android devices or apple devices to install your app
    1. Android device will give you 50% off your first purchase
    2. Apple devices will give you $10 credit up to 3 times ($30)
  3. Shop using categories or favorite brands.  (I did a combination of dream brands and searches for specific needed items to find my favorites. I would recommend filtering by size.)
  4. Checkout, your credits should already be there, if you have any trouble with your 50% off code you can call (888) 229 2883

There are also codes online for various discounts online.  Retail me not has quite a few including TRENDSETTER for 15% off.  If you watch your ads on Facebook, they will most likely show you a Twice ad for 50% (once you have been shopping Twice's site already) so before you purchase you should check for that.  I clicked on it and received a code for 25% off that I am going to save for my next purchase.

Twice is also doing a contest for up to $500 towards your wishlist.  So while you are shopping, make a killer wishlist and invite your friends to like it.  Every day the wishlist with the most likes will win their wishlist worth up to $500.

The link above is my referral link.  That is another amazing thing about Twice.  Once you have signed up and made your first purchase, you can refer others.  Every person who signs up and purchases using your link will get $10 off their order and you will get $10 off of yours too.

Happy Shopping!!

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