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Friday, July 29, 2016

Step into Stella & Dot's Fall Line!

1. Double Horn Pendant Necklace // 2. Eternity Necklace // 3. Hammered Wire Large Hoops // 4. Pyramid Watch - Exotic // 5. Illuminate Cuff //6. Pyramid Watch // 7. Sophie Earrings // 8. Split Stone Pendant Necklace // 9. Park Slope Scarf // 
10. Hazel Ring // 11. Jolie Sparkle Chain Necklace // 12. Hazel Statement Necklace

Refresh your Style with Stella & Dot's new Fall Line!  The neutrals, whites, and golds of the new line will carry you from hot summer days to cool fall nights.  The collection is full of transition pieces that will add a little spark to any outfit.  My personal favs are the Sophie earrings and leopard print Park Slope Scarf.  I picture these pieces with a simple tee and denim shorts or with some faux leather leggings and a chunky tunic sweater.  The possibilities are endless.

So, pick up something new to bring you through summer and into fall (and probably into winter too!).

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Effortless Glow with Marc Jacobs (and Link Up!)

Marc Jacobs Highlighter Review 1 
My name is Tara and I am a highlighter addict.  It feels good to say it aloud.  The newest addition to my collection is the Marc Jacobs Glistening Glow Stick Illuminator.  Don't be fooled by its deodorant-like appearance.  An amazing highlighter is hiding in that weird little package.

Marc Jacobs Highlighter Review 2
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It's solid and is best applied with a stiff bristled brush and can be applied to all the "high points" of the face (i.e. bridge of the nose, cheekbones, forehead, clavicle).  It's pearl-y color looks great on all skin tones (according to Marc Jacobs).  I can tell you it looks great on pale skin!  See below for the results!
Marc Jacobs Highlighter Review 3

Check out #MarcGlowStick for swatches on all skin tones and types.

Disclosure: I was provided this product free for review purposes by Influenster.  However, all opinions are 100% mine.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July Ipsy Bag Review

July 16 Ipsy bag

The theme of this month's bag, for me, seemed to be illiteracy.  Two of the five products I received were items that I had noted in various reviews and my beauty profile that I did not want.  I hope that Ipsy steps it up for my next bag.

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Kumar (0.5 g, ~ $5): No matter how many bad reviews I leave for these crap-tastic eyeshadows, Ipsy keeps sending them to me.  This is probably the worst one.  Yeah...matte burgundy looks super duper on a pale person.  I look like the Bride of Frankenstein.

Eva NYC Get Glossed Hair Serum (0.4 mL, ~$5): I felt like this product was just "meh."  It made my hair a little bit glossier and frizz-free.  However, I think I have 300 other products that work just as well.

Too Faced Hangover Primer (0.16 oz, ~ $5).  Although this is a high-quality product, I am really disappointed that I got it.  I specifically noted on my beauty profile that I did not want any more face primers.  I already have a huge stockpile.

Vasanti Cosmetics Eyeshadow Brush ($18): I go through makeup brushes fairly quickly.  Get ready for some good ol' fashioned oversharing.  I have greasy eyelids, so I tend to wash my eyeshadow brushes at least one per week.  Therefore, as you can guess, they wear out a little bit quicker than I would like.  So, I always like to have a stockpile of brushes.  I really like the shape of this brush and the softness of the bristles.  It's perfect for lid or crease application of shadow, but I think I am going to use this as a concealer brush.

Skyn Iceland Daily Cooling Lotion (15 mL, ~$10):  Ipsy has made me a total Skyn Iceland addict.  I love their undereye gels.  I actually travel with these and pop them on during my cab ride to the hotel if I need to be beautiful and active immediately after exiting the plane.  I've also started using their cleansing cloths.  They are really gentle and great for blemish-prone and sensitive skin.  So, I was obviously excited to try this lotion.  And it's getting added to my travel bag.  It's like having a little mini-facial.  The lotion is cooling, without the burning sensation of some grocery store brands (I'm looking at your, Garnier).

I was actually really bummed out by this bag.  I felt like most of the products did not match my beauty profile at all and completely ignored all the reviews I've placed on the site (i.e. telling them 5 or 6 times that I hate The Balm eye shadows).
Ipsy Deets
  • $10 per month
  • 5 beauty products, some full sized (2-3) in each bag
  • 1 cosmetic bag
**Full Disclosure: Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription services.  I am in no way affiliated with Ipsy and have not received any compensation for this post.  However, I do receive points to redeem for product if I refer new subscribers with my referral link here.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rosegal Off the Shoulder Top

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I (like the rest of the blogger world) am totally into off the shoulder tops this summer.  However, I am not into the slipping and sliding that they all tend to do.  Having to constantly adjust your shirt kind of takes away from the elegance and ease of such a garment.  Rosegal's off the shoulder top fixes that problem.  It stays in place, even despite some summer sweats.  The top and sleeves are semi-separate and only connected with a small piece of fabric.  Therefore, the bust of the top isn't always moving with your arms.  And the fabric is light weight and swingy, making it the perfect centerpiece to a casual summer outfit.

Rosegal has a ton more summer options too!  Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to check out all the options!

Top: c/o Rosegal (exact)
Splendid Beatrix Slip on Flats: Bloomingdale's (exact)
Ann Taylor LOFT Jeans (similar)
Kate Spade Genette Sunglasses (similar)
Kate Spade Watch: via Macy's (exact, worn)
Cuffs: Loren Hope via Rocks Box (similar)
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Look What I Got: June Purchases

June 2016 Purchases



I actually limited my shopping to a single day in the month of June.  However, that day was one of Bloomingdale's best sales.  Almost everything in the store was on sale, plus I got a $25 gift card for spending $100 in a single purchase.  I've said it before, and I will say it again...the Bloomingdale's Loyalist card is totally worth it!

1. Bailey 44 Deneuve Dress: Bloomingdale's (Orig. $138, Paid $103 & received $25 gift card)
2. Splendid Beatrix Metallic Striped Slip On Flats: Bloomingdale's (Orig. $128, Paid $80)
3. Soludo's Candy Stripe Smoking Espadrille Flats (Orig. $55, Paid $38)
4. Kendra Scott Spike Stone Earrings: Bloomingdale's (similar(Orig. $85 Paid: $25)
5. Baublebar Ishigaki Drops: Bloomingdale's (Orig. $34, Paid $12)

TOTALS

Total Original Price: $440
Amount Spent: $258
Amount Saved: $182
Total Percentage Saved: 41%
Clothes Sold on Instagram and Poshmark: $205
Net Spent: $53

Sales Shopped
Bloomingdale's Extra 50% Sale Jewelry
Bloomingdale's 20% Sale
5,000 Bloomingdale's Power Points for $100 spent (i.e. $25 gift card)

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