Category: Makeup

Happy Thanksgiving Shopping Spree

Sorry it’s been awhile since my last post, but like many of you I was busy celebrating the Thanksgiving season with family, friends, and of course food.  Hope everyone also had a Happy and Hearty Thanksgiving holiday and was able to squeeze in a little (or a lot) of shopping at the same time.

As usual I didn’t take advantage of the major Black Friday sales to start my Christmas gift shopping and instead snagged some stuff for myself.  Whoops! Well here are some of the purchases I was super excited about.

I was fortunately able to attend the first ever Phillip Lim sample sale in Los Angeles two weeks ago and left with some amazing deals!

Blue Silk Evening Gown with Cut-out Back and Beaded Neck Detail

 

This dress was originally $900, but I got it for $250 at the sale.  The bright blue color is such a stand out, and the simple cut makes it a timeless classic.  It’s the only one I saw, and it was my size so I couldn’t pass it up.

Silk Zipper Front Dress


This silk dress was a true sample and the epitome of why I love sample sales.  There was no size or tag on the label and no others like it on the racks.  I knew I had to get it when other girls at the sale we eyeing me while trying it on and waiting to see if I put it down.  The fit is perfect and only cost $100!

Lastly, I was able to score these pants for $75 a piece!

Double Layer Floating Kite Tail Trousers & Silk Acid Wash Sweatpants

As seen on the runway

Similar to these current season silk sweatpants

Each of the pants originally retailed around $475 each, so I definitely got a bargain.  All in all I think I majorly scored at the sale.  Were any of you able to make it out and get any good deals too? Let me know what you got, and hopefully Phillip has another sample sale next year!

Other recent purchases I made were in the beauty department.  I’ve stated repeatedly how much makeup I already own, but as many of you know you really can never have too much!

YSL Holiday Set from Sephora $65

I was in Las Vegas when I realized to my horror that I had forgotten to pack my Touche Éclat, which is pretty much a daily necessity for me.  I immediately headed to the nearest Sephora and discovered this YSL Holiday Set.  It’s such a great deal at $65 because it includes a full size Touche Eclat No. 2 and full size Golden Gloss in Golden Peony.  Those two items alone are $40 and $30, but then you also get a travel size mascara, almost full sized waterproof black eyeliner, and a makeup bag that could even double as a clutch!

This holiday set is pretty much a no brainer. Touche Eclat No. 2 is YSL’s most universally flattering color, and you can never have too many of them laying around.  Of course it’s limited and exclusive to Sephora.  Get yours here now!

Lastly, as mentioned in a previous post, I’ve pretty much been obsessed with the Nars X Andy Warhol makeup collaboration.

This eye palette is just so unique because of the color combination and especially because it’s made of Andy’s face! I almost don’t want to use it for fear of messing up the picture.  Plus, the quote etched into the mirror, “I never met a person I couldn’t call a beauty” automatically forces you to smile as you apply your eye shadow.  Can still be purchased here.

Thanks for tuning in to the longest post I’ve written yet! Hope you all were able to get some good stuff during the sales as well.  Let me know what you got!

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Holiday 2012 Is Looking Good

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Christmas songs playing 24/7 on my local radio station, gingerbread lattes at Starbucks, festive store window displays… these are a few of my favorite things come winter season; but none of them come close to my anticipation of Limited Edition Holiday Makeup Collections. Each year our favorite cosmetics companies release new and limited combinations of shadows, glosses, blushes, and liners all wrapped up in beautifully designed holiday packaging. Despite the amount of makeup I already own, I usually falter and buy a few different palettes swearing they are gifts but never actually giving them away. Plus, the palette combinations are always perfect and easy choices for those holiday trips and parties. My favorites from this holiday season:

Too pretty to pass up!!!

P.S. I slipped and purchased almost the entire NARS X Andy Warhol collection. I couldn’t resist and opened all the boxes. Anyway, though the colors may seem intimidating they’re actually very wearable, and I have been using them exclusively for the past two weeks. Especially the Beautiful Darling Set – I suggest you get it!