Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wish List Wednesday: Coach Natalie Collection

Floral Embellished Natalie Straw Tote
I love Coach. I love the flexibility of the styles, colour, everything!!
I've had my eye on items in the recent Natalie Collection for a while. Ever hovering in my Blog folder, I'd link myself to everyday and pine over these sweet handbags.
Charming, tightly-woven straw wallets, clutches, and totes. A charming addition to any flirty spring outfit! The delicate flower appliqués are what piqued my interest. Browns and golds paired with white accents!

Although there are a variety of accessories in the collection, the tote pictured to the left (Floral Embellished Straw Natalie Tote) is the one I'm dying to add to purse garden!

Click on the picture to check out the collection!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

REVIEW: Dove go fresh Rebalance Body Wash with NutriumMoisture

So I'm very picky when it comes to body wash. For me it's all about moisture, moisture, moisture! For too long, I've been scorned by the lingering, drying effects of soap bars and gel washes!
Last week I took a chance and bought Dove's go fresh Rebalance Body Wash with NutriumMoisture
-All day moisture: It's actually minimized my lotion use throughout the day! I constantly have very dry, cracked, sensitive skin, which sometimes leads to very uncomfortable and even painful moments.  Using this, I felt very moisturized and far more comfortable. My skin continues to feel smooth al the way through to the next morning!
-Smell: The smell emitted from the bottle immediately made me think of candy. Very pleasant, the scent of plum and sakura blossom linger on the skin for a while.

-Shower experience: Upon distributing the body wash you see that it's a very thick, lotion like look. Even after rinsing the last of the suds off, I still felt like there was wash residue left on me. Upon leaving the shower, I couldn't shake that soapy feeling which is unpleasant for a minute or two.
So overall I would buy this again unless, in the long run, my body reacts in some unpleasant way.
I can deal with the soapiness of it all! You can purchase it at your local supermarket/drugstore!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sweet Buy Saturday

Keds Rapture Boat Shoe
I won't have access to a computer until Saturday night, so an early post won't hurt right?!
A couple of weekends ago I noticed a friends' new boat shoes. I was jealous of his fancy footwear and swore on the stars that I would find a pair for myself.

Two days after the trip. I found a pair for myself.

With my recent love of skinny jeans comes the need for appropriate shoes and I find that these are a sweet addition to most types of pants. They are very comfortable and I like the cute plaid detail ^_^

I bought them at JCPenney for $25 but it seems the price has gone up about $10. Click the picture to buy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Makeup Monday!

    I've never had a fantastic, basic makeup regimen. My usual morning consisted of slathering on whatever thick, cakey, Target shade of foundation MIGHT match my skin, and then attacking my face with mineral powder I THOUGHT was good for me. Needless to say my skin became miserable, and being of the dark variety, acne leaves its mark for a LONG time. I grew weary of the oilyness, flakiness, and shades much darker than my skin and with a big convention approaching I decided I needed some TLC.
    I was told that M.A.C. was overrated in the skin area, and my mother's brief, painful, blotchy encounter with Lancome put me off as her and I have similar allergies. I wanted something light, something that would not irritate my skin, but would mesh with my needs as I have a sensitive, combination dry and oily epidermis. My skin is my biggest crutch, I'm very embarassed by it.
   My friend Claudia seemed very happy with her set of Clinique makeup and then it clicked. Why not get makeup from a company with a sucessful skincare line? Something's got to tie in right?
I bought the following products on Wednesday and I have to say that so far I'm ecstatic. Light, easy to apply, and with great coverage, I'd reccomend these products to anyone (Click on photos to buy products):

"All About Eyes Concealer"
Although it says "All About Eyes Concealer," I was told that it can go over any of the dark spots on my face. I'd reccomend a small concealer brush (Something I forgot and must go back for!)  The tiny nozzle opening makes it easy to choose your desired amount.

"Even Better" Liquid Foundation

Very good coverage. Apparently evens skin tone, which is something I desperately need! Same convenient nozzle opening. Extrememly pleased with the light feeling, it doesn't feel like it's attacking my pores! Good for Combination skin or Oily. Doesn't leave you looking like an oil slick! (Click here for recommended foundation brush)

"Perfectly Real" Compact Makeup

This pressed powder topped everything off. It made my skin look very natural. No weird, visible, chalky residue on the surface. Even with this third step everything feels so light, I'm not afriad of brushing my cheek against someones shoulder and pulling away only to see I've left some of my face on them (It's happened….it's embarrassing) Wonderful end to a fabulous skin makeup cllection! (Click here for recommended powder brush)

So there you have it AND spend $21.50 at your local Macy's to get the Spring 2011 Bonus.
I was asked if I wanted the Pinks or the Purples, and I picked the latter.

My bonus included:
-Small and large makeup bags
-"Take the Day Off" Makeup Remover
-Compact: Clinique Colour Surge Duo 
in Twilight Mauve/ Brandied Plum and Smoldering Plum blush 
-"Dramatically Different" Moisturizing Lotion
-Lash Doubling Mascara
-2-in-1 lipstick (Shy) /gloss (Mystic) duo