Archive for April, 2012

April 30, 2012

Sephora Trip + VIB Status

I’ve been doing a lot of beauty posts lately, rather than fashion, and I apologize for that. I do have a few fashion ones lined up, I promise.

First, however, I have hit VIB status at Sephora. Actually, I think I hit it awhile ago, just no one told me. I had 700+ points stored up too and so I took advantage of a few of those points on my recent trip to Sephora. I went in to get my Beauty Insider Birthday gift, but sadly they were out and told me I had to come back later.

For those of you that don’t know, VIB Status is a ‘Very Important Beauty’ Insider.  You get this status when you hit $350 in an annual year. As a VIB you receive perks such as: first dibs on new products and pre-released samples, invites to exclusive store events and services, including a private holiday shopping party, exclusive promotions and freebies, including a VIB holiday gift card, a VIB-only hotline, and a 10% off next purchase coupon when you become a VIB. I have a feeling I won’t take advantage of the status very much, especially if this 10% off is the only real benefit you get. I’d be happier if it was 10% off every purchase, not just the first purchase after qualifying.

Anyway, this is what I ended up walking away with…

1) 500 Point Gift: Buxom International Insider. Four-piece set: Passport cover, Buxom Diamond Lip Gloss in April, Mini Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Sydney and Mini Buxom Lash Blackest Black Mascara. I chose this one over the Tarte option for two reasons. One, I’ve had an allergic reaction to Tarte before, and two, I’ve never tried any Buxom products. I’m not planning on using the passport cover, so if it would’ve been replaced with a different product I would be in heaven, but it’s still cute and the rest of the products are good-sized so I’m not complaining. So far I love the Mascara, and a full-sized tube may get purchased soon. The Lip Gloss smells so good which is an odd bonus, but still a bonus. The Big & Healthy Lipstick is a nice neutral color that makes your lips look matte, rather than glossy or appear to have on lipstick. It’s perfect if you’re wanting a natural makeup look.

And yes, at the bottom is my VIB “Welcome Envelope.” It essentially just informed me of my new perks and included a coupon for 10% next purchase.

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April 29, 2012

Just Another Outfit…

Just another outfit post. I just bought this polka dot dress and was dying to wear it.

Jacket:Express – Dress: H&M – Necklace: Tiffanys – Heels: Manolo Blahnik

April 28, 2012

May’s Marie Claire Free For You

So, it looks like I’ve had quite a few people visiting looking for Marie Claire’s Free for You, so I thought I would continue to post them.

Without further ado, May’s Free for You sweepstakes featured are: (click on each picture for the link to enter)

Marc Jacobs Sunglasses  –  Value $3250  –10 winners will receive a pair of Marc Jacobs mixed-berry sunglasses.
April 25, 2012

Emilio Pucci in My Makeup Bag?

That just sounds weird, right?

Wrong. it sounds fantastic. Guerlain and Emilio Pucci has teamed up to bring a new taste to cosmetics in the Guerlain Terra Azzurra Collection by Emilio Pucci. This set is a limited edition and has tastes of Pucci’s signature designs. Blues are everywhere (except the eyeshadows and bronzer). On the cases, the bristles, the color of the mascara, the pearls, the kohl, and an option for the nail lacquer. Just like the mesh of Pantone and Sephora made a hit with orange this season, Emilio Pucci and Guerlain are sure to make a mark with blues.

Here’s the whole collection for your viewing/shopping pleasure:

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April 24, 2012

Nars Nails

In an array of sorbet shades, Nars and Thakoon have teamed up to bring us five limited-edition nail polishes. For $18 apiece, in the colors:

– Anardana – azalea pink
– Ratin Jot – orchid purple
– Koliary – cyan blue
– Kutki – powder blue
– Amchoor – bright yellow

I really want to get my hands on the Anardana and Kutki colors. They are by far my favorites out of this collection, but they are all amazing.

These are available for a short time at places like Nordstrom or Sephora or Nars Online starting May 1st. However, I checked on Nordstrom, and the website says they are available for pick-up in store right now. So… if you want your hands on them early, test out your local Nordstrom!

April 24, 2012

Birthday Freebies

We all love getting presents on our birthday but I thought I would share some of the freebies or deals that I have received for mine since I turn 25 yesterday. (sad face here)

I also got another lovely gift but it doesn’t really count. My boyfriend and I went to a Royals Baseball game this weekend (yes, that would be the Royals who are on a horrible losing streak and who I think suck to begin with, but my boyfriend has faith in them that they’ll win someday. I’m not holding my breath.) Anyway, we went to stand in line to get tickets and a gentleman came up and handed us a pair of 9th row up from the dugout seats for free. Nice, huh? Then we got on the Kiss Cam. Neither of us appreciated that, but it was a fun birthday weekend. :)

Without further ado, the list of goodies:

Sephora: Receive a free Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Mini Lip Duo (with any purchase)

Free People: 15% Off Next Online Purchase

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April 19, 2012

Polyvore: A Little Bit of Cropping

A Little Bit of Crop
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