If you haven't picked anything up from the Nordstrom sale, you have two days left - I repeat two days left! The main reason I love this sale is because it's one of the few sales I know of where you get the opportunity to preview and purchase Fall merchandise on sale. Normal sales occur at the end of the season and while you may get a "great deal", the choices are limited.
A few months ago, I was tagged to film a You Tube video called "The Just One" beauty tag. Basically, you have to pick your favorite product from about 10 different categories. It was a fun video to make and really made me think about all of my favorite beauty products. Watch the video to see why I chose each product. What are your favorites?
Lipstick - Nars Niagra
Lipgloss - Buxom White Russian
Blush - GloMinerals Papaya
Single Eyeshadow – Mac Wedge
Quad – Urban Decay Basics 2
Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black
Foundation – Guerlain Lingerie De Peau -03
Cleanser – Cera Ve
Powder - Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Nail Polish – OPI Step it Up
Eyeliner – Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof
Foundation Primer – Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (original)
Next week, my son is graduating from 8th grade. I know what you are thinking... 8th grade is not a big deal, but when the school only goes up to 8th, it's a huge deal. I really can't believe that I will have a child in High School next year!
Over the past few weeks, I have been on the search for the perfect dress. I wanted something conservative, classic and lady-like, and I didn't want to spend too much money on it. I also didn't want to wear anything that had a plunging neckline, a hemline that was too far above the knee or any of the bold patterns that are on trend right now. With all that being said, here are a few of the dresses that I thought were appropriate. If you scroll down, you will see the one I purchased...
And the one I bought was this Jacquard Sheath dress from Ann Taylor. I think the style is classic, I love the coral color and it has one trendy element, which is the exposed zipper in the back. I plan to wear it with my nude peep-toe pumps and a cute clutch.
If you are attending any graduation ceremonies this spring, what are you wearing?
As a Mom, I can tell you that I LOVE anything that my children make for me. In my opinion, nothing beats a handmade gift! With that being said, my husband and children still like to purchase something for me on Mother's Day. I put together a list of 6 items that I think any Mom would love to receive. The best news is that all of these items are priced under $200 and one item is only $1.99.
As you've probably seen, one of the big trends this year is the jumpsuit. Well, I jumped straight in and bought this Young, Fabulous and Broke Jumpsuit in black. Why do I love this trend? I love the fact that I have a whole outfit with one piece. It's very comfortable and it can go from day to night very easily. Pair it with some wedges or heels, a long chain necklace, a cute clutch and you've got a great, sophisticated look!
Recently, I filmed a natural makeup tutorial for women over 40 on You Tube. This is a very natural look that can be worn on an interview, to work, to a school event or even going out to dinner. The greatest part of this look is that you can easily change it or update it by just changing your lip color. For this tutorial, I used a Nars Lipstick called Niagra, which is one of my favorite colors this time of year.
Also, remember that our skin can change with the seasons, so make sure to check your foundation color and formula. For this look, I started off with the Benefit Pore Fessional to reduce the appearance of any pores in my t-zone. Then, I mixed the Urban Decay Naked and the Diorskin Nude Hydrating foundation which gives a beautiful dewey look (Dior) that stays all day (Urban Decay).
If you use any Redken hair styling products, RUN (don't walk) to your local Ulta to stock up on items that are 50% off. As many of you know, my favorite hairspray of all times is the Redken Quick Dry 18 Finishing Hairspray, which retails for $16.00. Yesterday, I purchased 3 bottles for $7.99 each. Score!
Why are they on sale? Redken has redesigned the packaging on all of their styling products, and they want their newly packaged products to be in salons by March 2014. Many salons and other retailers, including Ulta, have marked these products down to make room for the newly packaged products. These products are not old or expired, they are simply in the old packaging. Now, go and stock up...