Archive for November, 2012

November 30, 2012

Outfit Days: Studded Sweater

Oh how I love Midwest weather. This week the highs were near the 40s(tomorrow is supposed to near 70) so I got to bust out my long sleeved outfits and sweaters. This studded one is my absolute favorite!

Sweater: David Kahn Jeanswear .. Long-sleeve: Splendid .. Jeans: J Brand .. Boots: Frye

November 28, 2012

November Beauty Box: Glossybox

So, I got my Glossybox for November in the mail yesterday. They had issues with emailing out the tracking numbers three times but at least I got my box. That said, it will be my last. It’s the most expensive one I subscribe to and it’s been consistently disappointing.

My biggest reason for unsubscribing is that I rarely get anything that I will use. I’ve gotten shampoo/conditioner for colored treated hair, hair products for fine hair, and a brown lip gloss, just to name a few.

This box takes the cake though. The blush that was included in this box, the Glossybox one, is the EXACT same one as what I got in LAST month’s box. While it is a color I can use, the thing that irritates me the most is that it’s one of their own products that their reusing, not a good brand. Next, those nail polish stickers… those just feel like a cheap item, and finally, the eye/lip pencil, I was so excited for when I first saw the box. But upon opening the box, the color is almost the same color as my skin, not exactly useful.

I will give props to the Arganics by NuMe Style argan oil included in this box though, it smells amazing, and as I do have dry ends (I’m growing my hair out), I think it will come in handy this winter.

Glossybox november 2012

By the way, I absolutely love this card. As a person who writes content for companies, I’ve got to wonder who forgot to proof this before it went to print… Notice how 4 out of the 5 product descriptions are cut off.  :)

November 26, 2012

Ciate: Halo Nail Days

For the next day in the Ciate Mini Mani Month, we have Halo. It’s a sheer glittery nail polish that is definitely meant to be worn over another nail polish.

To me, it’s one of those that you have that you think about using, but never actually use. In these pictures I have about 4 – 5 layers of this nail polish on so that you could see the effect and its sheerness.

November 24, 2012

Outfit Days: Gray & Black

One of the best things about cold weather… well, the ONLY good thing about cold weather.. the clothing options!

And making countless outfits that consist of nothing but gray and black!!

Dress: Chaser — Leggings: Splendid — Boots: White Mountain — Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Please forgive the clothes in the background. :)

November 23, 2012

Happy Black Friday!

I hope you are all shopped out and have scored some amazing deals! I know I did. I got my schedule together yesterday and figured out where all to go and started around 9pm last night.

First, I went to Saks Off 5th, which opened at 10pm and I’ve got to admit was the biggest letdown of the night. I was able to get these fantastic Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses for $40, and a Vivenne Tam top, but the problem is, my Off 5th NEVER gets new stuff. Seriously, you can go once every 6 months and you might find one or two new things.

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November 22, 2012

Black Friday SALES

Tis the season for…. SALES!

That’s right, you’ve got turkey in you so now’s the time to start preparing for the sales. As we’ve all concluded they are starting earlier this year, with a few starting tonight!

Here’s my list of stores to hit up: Sephora, Ulta, L’Occitane, Saks Off Fifth, Victoria’s Secret, Free People, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom Rack.

If you are signed up to get emails from any of these places you probably know the deals I am talking about, but if you don’t, here they are all in one spot!

First, Sephora has quite a few $10 little deals that would be perfect for stocking stuffers or gifts for friends (or just gifts for yourself)

Black Friday Preview

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November 22, 2012

November Beauty Box: Birchbox

So, I kind of called out Birchbox in my post for Ipsy this month. and yes, they deserve it because I got another food item in my box. At least, the other items make up for it, but it still is not okay to put food in a freakin’ beauty box!

Here’s the box though.. Some pretty good items I think and a little more appropriate than the last couple of boxes.

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