Showing posts with label haul. Show all posts
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Haul! Sephora, VS, Tom Ford, Armani

Hello and Happy Monday, Loves!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! This weekend I spent some quality time with my Bestie, which (of course) included cupcakes, girl talk, and lots o' shopping.

Oh, if Sprinkles delivered...  Wait a second, do they deliver?? I may need to look in to that.

But back to the shopping part...
I picked up some awesome new beauty goodies at Sephora and Neiman's that I'm so excited to share with you guys! I also grabbed a few new clothing items as well that I will be sharing in an upcoming video this week. Stay tuned. ;)

Check out the video below for all the beauty goodies! I hope you enjoy it!

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Magical Sephora Haul...

There's something magical about going inside a Sephora on an early morning... No crowds, just lots of makeup-y wandering.
For me, it was even more magical because I rarely actually shop inside the store. Most of the time I order online. I'm definitely not as much of an in-store shopper as I used to be (anywhere, really).
Plus, it had been a while since I had actually shopped there, period.  And I found some extra-awesome and amazing stuff.

Ok, you get it... Lots of magic happening.

Want to see what all I got?? Check out all the details in my new video below!

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What about you guys?? Any new and awesome Sephora finds lately?? Let me know what you're loving!

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Lotsa' Hauls. Sephora, Gap, Baubles & More!

Hello and Happy Monday, Loves! Totally realized that I forgot to post on here about my beauty haul last week! Basically, I showed you all some goodies from an order I placed from MAC, and some new Chanel and Dior goodies I picked up during a shopping trip with my friend last week.
*If you missed that video, you can check it out on my YouTube channel here.

So during that trip, I also discovered some AMAZING things at Gap.  Because I loved my finds there so much, I took advantage of a 40% off online sale and picked up some more denim and some awesome basics! I also placed a Bite lip product-heavy Sephora order that week as well..
Oh, yeah... and I got some goodies from Henri Bendel and Baublebar.

Yeah, I put myself on a May "beauty no-buy" after that madness needless to say...

Seriously though, I found some awesome awesome things! So excited to share it with you guys! Check out my video below for all the goods...

products I picked up...

I hope you all have a great week! Talk to you soon!

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Sephora VIB SALE INFO & March Favorites

Hello Loves! I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far!!  THE SEPHORA VIB SALE IS HEEEERE!! Over the weekend, I posted a video all about my current product recommendations from Sephora in this huge haul video (here if you missed it). During that time, Sephora was allowing "Rouge" members to shop a bit earlier. Well, for those of you who were cursing the VIB Rouge members (I kid) during that time, now is your chance to save a bit at our favorite makeup store!

Sephora sales are pretty few and far-between, so it's always nice to be able to take advantage of these sales and stock up on things we love.  I always take advantage of these sales as a way to try pricier items that I may never purchase otherwise.  To me, saving a little bit always justifies the purchase. ;)

So shop the Sephora sale HERE today, and enter the code "VIBTICKET" at checkout to save 15% on your entire order!  (April 3-11, 2014)

Here are allll my recs for the sale...

If you want to see more on these products, check out the two videos below! Some of them are featured in my March Favorites!

So have any of you had the chance to shop the sale yet?? What did you get?? What's on your wishlist???
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SEPHORA SALE! A Recent Haul & My Recommendations...

It's that time again! Starting today, Sephora is offering up 15% off of your ENTIRE purchase to VIB Rouge members! If you're not sure if you're a Rouge member, it may be worth it to check your account! You may have been upgraded without knowing.

So as always, I wanted to share with you guys some of my recommendations as well as some new awesome items I picked up from there! Seriously, I've recently gotten SO many awesome things from there! This haul video is full of so many great new things as well as some of my definite must-have items from Sephora if you need any ideas of what to pick up during the sale.

I hope you guys enjoy the video, and happy shopping!!

Sale Details:
Shop here and save 15% off of your entire purchase March 30- April 11, 2014

My recommendations/what I picked up:

So who's shopping the sale today?? Tell me what you picked up or what you've got your eye on!!

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Sephora newness. Oh, and some shoes.

So begins another week...

First off, thank you all so much for all the sweet anniversary wishes for Brad and I that you guys shared with us via twitter, Instagram, here, all of it. We had the best day yesterday and we really appreciate all the love!

So while last week was laden with makeup tutorials from me, this week is going to be all about hauls and newness. Look for a drugstore haul video and some info on new MAC collections (on the blog) coming up this week. So many new great things!

This video is all about some great new finds I picked up at Sephora over the weekend, as well as some new shoe finds from the past week. I hope you all enjoy it!

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Any new Sephora beauty finds lately? Anyone else slightly concerned about my leopard shoe obsession?? ;)

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A Snow Day and an Affordable Fashion Haul

Happy "hump day" y'all!

 So today I'm bringing you an extra lil' bonus video!

Before we get started, I've got to send some love to all of my fellow Atlanta folks who had the day from hell yesterday... Yeah, the snow was beautiful and magical around our house.  ...Because we were all home safe and sound.

Brad left work around 11am anticipating the madness that would inevitably ensue on the roads. However, I don't think ANYONE anticipated what was to come. Basically, we always joke that in Georgia, whenever we get a few inches of snow, the whole city and affected areas basically shut down. Mostly because we rarely get any snow and our state just isn't prepared. Also, when we see that snow is coming, it can go SO many different ways... As in, we never know exactly what we're going to get or how bad the roads will be.
The difference is that most states and areas who have regular snow in the winter know exactly what to expect and will treat their roads ahead of time anticipating the imminent inclement weather. Georgia just doesn't have those regular systems in place because it just rarely happens.

So Tuesday around lunchtime, every business started letting their employees go home. Around 1pm, most every school system in the area decided to "close" and let the children go home, which also led to even more traffic because parents were heading to pick them up. Which obviously led to MAJOR traffic issues. The streets were to capacity. Every single highway in the metro area was at a stand still. In the midst of all this, the roads were freezing.  Which meant the DOT couldn't really even GET to many of the roads to treat them because they were covered completely in record amounts of traffic. I'm talking, some of my friends were on the road for 12+ hours to travel only 5 or 6 miles. Most everyone I knew who was on the streets went on foot at some points. Babies were delivered on the side of the road, cars were abandoned everywhere, people were running out of gas...  Thousands of students spent the night on buses in freezing temperatures which absolutely broke my heart.  Hearing stories from my friends who couldn't even get to their children at their schools until midnight or so was terrible. Even people with big trucks that can usually handle the icy roads were out of luck, as most roads were just bogged down completely with un-moving traffic. Some roads looked like a scene straight out of The Walking Dead... haha. Not funny, but seriously... with all the abandoned cars, it was insane. The whole state was declared as being in a state of emergency.  Yeah it got crazy...

I could seriously go on and on about it and share a ton more stories, but you get the idea.  I'm just thankful that we were all at home safe and sound and while this one was enjoying the snow...

 ...we were so worried about the madness that was taking place all over the place nearby.

 When all the snow had fallen, we had right at three inches.

Could you just melt at that face??  Don't worry about him with the sticks. He just likes to play with them outside. We always supervise him with them because we know it's not great for them to eat pieces of wood, but he spits them out if he gets a piece off. He just thought they were extra tasty covered in snow!

K so enough of the snow madness. I'm about ready for it to melt away!

So Brad and I went to Target a few days back for some necessities and I ended up picking up some really awesome things!! I also thought I'd share some recent Macy's finds that I scored at great deals as well as the shoe find of my year...  Yeah, that statement may be a bit premature, but seriously, I don't think I'll find a deal this awesome on such cute shoes any time soon.

Hope you guys enjoy it!

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Were any of you affected by the Georgia snow?? 

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Fashion Haul & OOTD

 **COME MEET-UP WITH ME AT IMATS LA!! I'll be at the Sigma Beauty booth from 10:30am-12:30 pm on January 18th (Saturday's show). Be sure to stop by and say hi! I'd love to meet you!!

Gotta be honest... All this cold weather lately totally inspired a fashion haul. So while I definitely picked up some cozy sweaters, I'm pretty proud that I also found a lot of really versatile pieces that would work for any season.

Hope you guys enjoy the video! ....Oh, and scroll on down the post to see an OOTD idea with one of my new items!

Haul items shown in video...

Also, here's all the details of the look worn in the video...  I LOVE this emerald green plaid. So fun!

 Outfit details...

Franco Sarto boots (no longer available) similar here
Kate Spade watch (similar here and here)

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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What I Got For Christmas! ...and a Sephora/Shoes Haul

So keeping with my new little tradition I started last year, I wanted to share with you all what I got for Christmas! You all loved that video so much that I decided to do it again this year... with a little twist.

First of all, we had a wonderful Christmas this year with lots of time spent with family and friends. It's so much fun being able to give gifts and give back this time of the year.  It's also such a great feeling to receive special gifts from loved ones, which is why it's so fun for me to share it with you all.

Now as I explain in the video, I'm pretty much the worst at making Christmas lists and asking for things I want. So that usually means I receive a lot of gift cards, which I love. Mainly because being able to go shopping with the gift cards and cash I've gotten is really fun.  I can have some fun shopping and pick out exactly what I want. Well this year, I decided to include what I purchased in this video as well. So I'm sharing my actual gifts as well as what I purchased after. Sort of like a little Christmas haul.
I got some amazing shoes I had been looking at and wanting for what feels like forever. I'm so happy with them! I also picked up some fun beauty stuff from Sephora.
Check it all out in the video below!!

What I'm wearing in this video...

Here are some of the goodies from the video below! I also included several options of some things that were no longer available for you guys...

Oh and be sure to check out my recent post all about our Christmas Eve dinner this year! I shared some of my favorite recipes as well as some tips for getting a big dinner all set-up. You can check that post out here.

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Happy New Year too! ;)

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This week begins with a haul... or three.

So begins another week...
However, because this week contains lots of turkey and yumminess, this Monday is a little better than usual, right? ;)

So you may remember my recent post and video all about the Sephora VIB sale. In that one, I mentioned some of my recommendations as well as a little wish list of my own of items I was thinking about getting.  Well my order came (and smashed, as my Instagram followers may remember), and I got some great stuff.
I also made a little trip to Ulta this past week.
Oh, and the drugstore.
Somebody stop me.

So I decided to put together a little video to give you all a peek at all my new goodies! I hope you all enjoy it!

My new goodies...

Worn in this video...

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and look for 3 more new videos coming up this week! Happy Monday!

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My Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders... And a Sephora Haul.

Hello and happy Friday, Loves! The weekend is HERE and I'm kicking it off with a really exciting Sephora haul video.... Well, this haul was super exciting for me at least.

So any trip to Sephora is fun and all, but you know how sometimes you get products that are just extra special?? Well this is one of those times.

Be sure to check out the video at the bottom of this post for all the details on all the fun new goodies I picked up!!
But before we get to that, here are the swatches of all my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders (new and old) as promised in the video.

Luminous Light, Diffused Light

Ambient Lighting Powder Palette
Dim Light, Incandescent Light, Radiant Light
*This one is exclusive to Sephora (here) and will be limited edition. With the holidays coming up, I see this baby selling out fast!

left-right: Luminous Light, Diffused Light, Dim Light, Incandescent Light, Radiant Light

Here's a handy little list of all products mentioned in the video (with links to Sephora so you can get more info since all aren't discussed in the post):

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Luminous Light
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Diffused Light
GlamGlow Super Mud/TingleExfoliate Mask Set
Formula X Polishes
Lancome Waterproof Long-Lasting Undereye Concealer
Hourglass Veil Mineral primer
MUFE Mat Velvet+ Foundation

So are you drooling over that palette or what?? I'm telling you, it's AMAZING. What are your favorite Ambient Lighting Powder shades?? I'm trying to stop myself from buying them all! ;)

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New Makeup Eye Candy...

Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

So I mentioned in my last post that this weekend I had done a bit of shopping...

As always when I go a bit crazy in Sephora, I created a little haul video for you all to share with you my thoughts on all the goods I picked up! While I tried on some of the lip colors in the actual video, I figured it would only be appropriate to share with you all some detailed photos of ALL the makeup goodies. Just because sometimes video swatches don't translate so well.

Enjoy all the swatch-y eye candy goodness.
Don't miss the video for more details on each item!

NARS And God Created Woman Eye Kit

Bite Lipstick in Retsina and Blush (from Cuvee)

YSL Babydoll Mascara

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Secret

Fresh Sugar Honey Lip Treatment

 Sugar Honey on left, Chanel Secret on right

NARS International Velvet lipgloss

Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Cream

Chanel blush in Malice

Chanel blush in Rose Ecrin

Rose Ecrin on left, Malice on Right

Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Diffused Light


Some Retail Therapy...

Funny how picking up a few new and special items can brighten your day. Nothing like heading into Ulta armed and ready with your handy little "wish list" of items you need, only to find double that amount of stuff once inside...

Hey, I have no shame. I found some great and affordable items that I cannot wait to share with you all! I also grabbed a new, (actually an old favorite) foundation to add to the mix again.

Check out my awesome new picks below!


New in My Closet! Spring Haul & Styling Tips

Alright guys, so I'm coming at you again... back in the closet.

Those of you that have watched my videos for a looong time will get that reference... ;)

Years ago (wow...almost 5 to be exact),  I started my lil' ol' YouTube channel from the closet in our first place. See, I had my makeup vanity in there so it just made sense. So years later, it's kind of fun to film an actual video in the closet again. Even though it's not the same closet (we moved 3 years ago), I still felt a little bit of nostalgia filming in there.

So since Spring is upon us and the stores are filled with lots of new fun and bright goodies for the new season, I thought I'd share with you a few new items I've picked up from a few of my favorite places recently. Mostly from Forever 21 and J. Crew with a few other places mixed in, of course.  I also share some of my fav personal tips on how you can style what you've already got to bring your wardrobe up to speed for Spring.

Hope you LOVE it!

Oh and if you're curious about how I organize my closet or if you just want a little bit more of a look around, check out my Closet Tour/Organization post here.


HUGE Forever 21 Fashion Haul! Crazy huge.

Forever 21 is one of those places that I really don't shop at regularly. I'll find a gem occasionally, but I've never had success with finding great things consistently. Part of the issue is that I'm not crazy about shopping in the actual store.  I'm a Forever21 online fan.
So Forever21 and I have some issues.

Anyway, I found a CRAZY amount of amazing things there recently. I placed a huge order after exploring the site for hours looking through pages and pages of things that seemed too good to be true.

I totally didn't expect to be MORE pleased with all of the stuff in person. Seriously, so many items were even better quality than I expected and the material seriously rivals things I've paid three times the price for.
Granted, I've found some treasures at Forever21 in the past, but never this much.

Ok, ok... I could seriously go on and on.  Here's the goods!