Thursday, August 28, 2014

So when does this holiday start?


No one told me (or my work load) that Labor Day actually started yesterday at 3pm.  My office was a ghost town...and I was the lone resident.  (So, I guess it wasn't a ghost town, just a really sparsely populated town).  Since I can't take off of real work, I decided to take off of blog work.  Look What I Got and Favorite Fashion Friday are taking a vacation this week!  Come back next week to link up!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August Ipsy Glam Bag Review

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Klorane Dry Shampoo (1.6 oz. ~$6): I love dry shampoo...because I am a gross person that sometimes finds showering on the weekend a chore.  This product made my hair smell good and gave it nice body, without making it look like I am going grey (like some dry shampoos tend to do).

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Primer (0.25 oz. ~$10): Ipsy refers to this as a "cult favorite."  It is not a favorite of mine.  It smells like medicine and I couldn't even tell you if it actually reduces the appearance of pores because I couldn't leave it on for more than a few seconds.  It burned!

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (0.1 fl. oz. ~$5): BEST.MASCARA.EVER.  The End.  I am a grocery store mascara brand lover.  You can never pry my Maybelline out of my hand.  Until now.  My lashes have never looked longer, blacker or plumper.  

J. Cat Flying Solo Eyeshadow (full size, $2.99):  I'm not in love with this shadow.  it's not as long-lasting as higher end shadows.  The shade actually looks like bronzer, not eye shadow.  And the packaging is weird.  it has a useless little mirror inside.  Who needs a mirror that small?  Great.  I can look at one zit.

Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioner (full size, $5): I like that Jersey Shore Sun makes all organic, cruelty free products...and even has some vegan products.  However, this stuff is orange flavored chap stick.  Nothing special.

This month the Glam Bag had a value of almost $30.  Not the greatest value yet and I feel like the quality of product was really piss poor with this bag.  At least I got a nice mascara and some dry shampoo.

The Glam Bag 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, August 26, 2014

That Time I Accidentally Dressed Up Like a Bee

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Top: Banana Republic (worn, similar) | Pants: Banana Republic (similar) | 
Kate Spade Riviera Garden Bib (on sale for $40 here!)
Shoes: Betsy Johnson via Burlington Coat Factory (similar)
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I wasn't trying to dress up like a bumble bee.  Promise.  I was just looking for a neutral top to go with my bright yellow pants.  However, after putting this outfit together, I realize that bees are pretty stylish.  They've got the art down of pairing neutrals with brights.

Linking up with Manic MondayThe Style RecordLittle Miss MondayMix it MondayFunday MondayMonday Morning GossipMonday MingleTrend Spin Link UpStylish TuesdaySyle SessionsAfternoon Style,The Pleated PoppyTransatlantic BlondeWhims WednesdayBecause Shanna Said So, I Feel PrettyBe.You.,tiful Link PartyMix and Match FashionPassion for FashionSimply Just LovelyVodka Infused LemonadeThat Friday Blog HopFashion Informant Link UpFriday's Fab Favorites
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Favorite Fashion Friday Link Up #60

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My favorite outfit this week comes from On Prairie Hill because, well, I am a nerd.  And I am always excited to find other fashionable nerds in the blogging community.  

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(Please follow all the rules.  If you don't we'll have to delete your post from the link up...and we really don't want to have to do that)

1. Follow your hosts

Follow your hosts via GFC or Bloglovin' and leave us a comment letting us know so that we can return the favor! 

2. Grab a button

Grab a button, put it at the bottom of your post, on your sidebar or in your linky list.  (or a text link works fine too!)

3. Link up

Link up your favorite outfit post of the week.  Please only link up outfit posts from the current week.  Posts that don't fit these guidelines (such as giveaways or old posts) will be deleted from the link up.

4. Comment & Hop Around

Comment on your host's blog and on at least one other linked up post.  Visit as many of the lovely blogs that are linked up. Comment and let them know you found them from Favorite Fashion Friday!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Look What I Got: Hats and Loren Hope

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Blouse: Anthropologie via Instagram | Jeans: Old Navy (worn, similar) | Shoes: Target (worn, similar) | 
Carina Necklace: Loren Hope via Rocks Box (exact) | Sunglasses: RayBan (worn, exact) | 
Watch: Michael Kors (worn, similar) | Pave Link Bracelet: Urban Gem via Rocks Box (worn) | 
Crystal Sunburst Bracelet: J. Crew Factory via Instagram (similar
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Finally, the Rocks Box peeps answered my prayers and sent me a Loren Hope necklace.  It's the holy grail of necklaces.  And the price matches such designation at $165.  I can't give this beauty back.  I'll sell off all my other necklaces in order to keep this gem.  Ok, that's a bit extreme.  But, I am selling some of my necklaces and other clothes that don't get enough love in my Instagram shop.  You should stop by, buy stuff, and help me fund my sparkly necklace addiction.  Here's just a few of the items available in the shop!




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1. follow your hosts

Sharon @ The Tiny Heart

2. grab a button
Or link back to one of your hosts, and help us promote Look What I Got!

3. link up!
Link up your post on what you got (for cheap)!
(Please don't link up your entire blog or any posts that are not "Look What I Got"! )

We love having you link up and we will be reading all your posts! So, if you don't follow the rules and link back you'll be put in time out (i.e. we'll delete your link).

4. mix and mingle
Visit some other blogs and let them know you found them through the link up!

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