Archive | September, 2013

Sole Society

30 Sep

Use this link to receive 20% your purchase of $60+

http://www.solesociety.com/invite/link/index/id/10440191/type/1/

It’s automatically applies at checkout.  I think it’s only valid for a limited time so please check out the site right away!  Some gorgeous shoes. I’ve got my eyes on these babies…

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You are going to LOVE this one!

27 Sep

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It’s Casual Friday again 🙂 My favorite!! I paired a lace dress with a long cardigan and some pearls and boy the compliments I got! Not only in my office, but my IG BLEW up 😉

 

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Dress: Khols clearance rack- $7!!!!

Cardigan: eBay Comes in tons of colors $6

Necklace: eBay $2

Belt: eBay Also comes in tons of colors $3

Boots: Unknown

Purse:  I got this off Hautelook- I love me some Romeo & Juliet couture… but of course I find it for less on 15dollarstore.com not long after

The little extras…

MINON PHONE CASES $5

gotta LOVE eBay!!!!

 

 

 

Girls Achieve Grapeness!

26 Sep

Sorry to get all sorority on ya, but even years after graduation I feel the need to support my girls when they do these type of things- plus it’s an awesome color!! I’ll be wearing mine.

 

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Girls who are empowered to realize their full potential grow into strong women – women who are far less likely to become victims of relationship abuse. So during October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, SDT chapters nationwide are selling Girls Achieve Grapeness! – a custom shade of nail polish created to support JWI programs that help girls and young women become safe and independent.

Join women across the country in this powerful purple campaign to end violence against women.

Where can I get the polish?
Here is a list of SDT chapters selling Girls Achieve Grapeness! on campus and at special events. Girls Achieve Grapeness! will also be available at JWI events this fall- stay tuned for more information.

How much does it cost?
Girls Achieve Grapeness! is $10 per bottle – that’s $10 donated to a great cause!

When should I wear it?
All the time! Girls Achieve Grapeness! is the perfect fall hue. Wear it throughout October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and keep wearing it as long as you like. It’s a great conversation starter: Whenever someone asks which shade you’re wearing, tell them about this campaign!

Okay, my fingers and toes are painted; what do I do now?
We have a few suggestions, but feel free to get creative.

  1. Show us your Grapeness! Take a picture of yourself and your friends wearing this polish and share it on Facebook. Be sure to tag JWI and SDT!
  2. Share or tweet your own moment of #Grapeness, and encourage others to do the same: When have you, as a girl or a woman, felt most powerful? Achieved your greatest goal? Stood up for yourself or someone else? Changed your life for the better? Start the conversation! Don’t forget to use hashtag #Grapeness!

– See more at: http://jwi.org/grapeness#sthash.C7Uo0GpD.dpuf

Why I’m already cancelling my Julep Maven Subscription

25 Sep

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I got the Boho Glam intro box as a result of the style quiz.  What I didn’t realize in my haste is that it already tells you what comes in it and if you don’t like it you can select a different collection.

Courteney: Key-lime green crème

Now, if I was going to go for a green nailpolish, this would be it.  It’s funky and bold and I think totally doable- but I’m in my mid-twenties and trying to be looked upon as a professional so it’s probably not my best be.  My eccentric 17 year old cousin can have it.

Marion: Smoky blue with silver shimmer

The bold blue is nice.  A little too shimmery for my taste but I know a lot of people like sparkle.. plus it’s what makes it different from my other polishes.

Mint Condition Pedi Crème

I’m excited to try this!  My feet are gross.

I am cancelling because I don’t do my own nails often enough to pay $20 a month- even though you can pre-check what you are getting an opt to skip a month.  I am also terribly unhappy with thir referral program- they have documented who signed up with my link and yet I have not received the promised promo codes which is unfortunate because a $15 credit per referral was an awesome deal.  Most sites apply it right away- this one you have to wait for an e-mail that I have lost hope in receiving seeing as it’s been over a week, customer service isn’t helpful, and it seems a lot of people have this issue- dating back for years!!!!!

Don’t get me wrong- the colors they offer are unique and beautiful and if I had the money I might stay.. but the referral thing really has pissed me off.

Also you have to actually call to cancel which is a bit inconvenient compared to the one button you have to press for the other subscription boxes.

Casual Meets Grandma’s Birthday Party ;)

21 Sep

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Necklace: White Beaded Teardrop Necklace $11 on Groupon

Top: WrkShop Labyrinth Tank $19 on Hautelook

Skirt: Dor L’Dor on sale for $9

Shoes: Steve Madden White & gold flip flops ?? old

 

Don’t let this deal slip through your unmanicured fingers!

18 Sep

Julep Maven is also a monthly subscription bag filled with 2 or 3 nail polishes (and maybe an extra treat) based on a style quiz you fill out.  It would normally set you back $19.99 a month but with the promo code “FREEBOX” the first month is on them 🙂 I believe you just pay a few dollars for shipping… just be sure to cancel your subscription if you don’t fall in love!

And again- ppplllleaaassseeee use my referral code to sign up::

http://www.julep.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/341397/

Spanks 🙂

Ipsy- Classic Beauty 9/2013

17 Sep

After much much much subscription bag research- I decided Ipsy was the best bang for my buck and after waiting 2 cycles to be unwaitlisted I was NOT disappointed!

Ipsy is a monthly superscription bag in which they send you 4-5  deluxe sample or full sized products based on your personal profile and style quiz results.  You are charged $10 for each bag.

Here is what I got 🙂

Deluxe sample of Elizabeth MottIt’s So Big Volumizing Mascara which I, unfortunately, have not opened yet.  I want to use my old mascara up before I open this just for it to dry out.  I am, however, extremely excited! Twenty-four years old and I still have not found the perfect mascara. (Value $8 ; Full Size: $20)

NYX Single Eye Shadow in golden poppy.  I was a bit worried I would receive a crazy color, I happen to have no life and be extremely active in the Ipsy community and according to the reviews there was an unpopular blue color floating around as well as both a white and a black that  I had mixed feelings about.  I wouldn’t of been devastated if I received an undesirable color because it would of been a great opportunity to experiment, but no need since I got this pretty brown color.  I haven’t used it yet because I have a giant eye shadow pallet I use daily so I threw this into my traveling bag.  The color is a bit more shimmery than I usually wear but I don’t think I’ll mind.  Ignoring the color complaints, people seemed pleased with the texture, application, and staying power.  ($4.50 value)

Starlooks Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil– an essential product, so I can’t complain. The application was easy and smooth. The staying power is alright. (Value $12)

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil I’ve never used a highlighter before but youtube tutorials are a wonderful thing.  I feel a little flushed out when applying, but the end result is awesome.  Will definitely add highlighters to my beauty routine. (Value $18)

POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon in Rose Romance– The shade I got was extremely unpopular in the Ipsy community so I didn’t even bother opening it.  My lips are pretty pink naturally and I’m an eccentric lipstick kinda gal so I really didn’t think this barely there color would be worth it for me. I threw it into my jnk drawer that’s bound to be filled with stocking suffers by Christmas.  The general consensus, regardless of color, seemed to be the formula was a bit cheap and drying. (Value $4)

There were quite a few other products I did not receive, as the stylists pick what you get specifically from a quiz you fill out. Every month it comes in a different makeup bag (as if my collection isn’t big enough.)

I would definitely recommend this to anybody.  For $10 a month (this bag’s value came out to $46.50) you can’t beat the product size- from essentials to experiments.  I got 4 out of 5 FULL SIZE products this month!  There are people that complain about how long the shipping takes or the brand/color of the products they are getting but they really need to RELAX… this is an amazing value, how can one complain?! DHL (the shipping service) did drive me crazy too.. but as long as the price stays low and I get my bag eventually who am I to leave negative feedback?

CHECK IN NEXT MONTH 🙂

And if you are interested in signing up for your own- pretty please use my referral code:

http://www.ipsy.com/?refer=u-hjbmg2jlwapck6q 🙂 🙂 🙂