#ootd Vince Camuto + Louis Vuitton Totally MM

This is the outfit I wore while traveling to Portland for the weekend.

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Scarf H&M
Sunglasses Vogue
Sweater H&M
Jacket Vince Camuto
Leggings H&M
Booties Forever21
Handbag Louis Vuitton Totally MM

BTW, I chopped off 4 inches of hair which is why I’m tugging on it. Ha!

Modani Phantom Black Sofa + Living Room Decor

Modani Modern Furniture has inspired me to design a living room reflecting my own personal style. I chose the Phantom Black Sofa.The look I was going for is mostly feminine with a mix of hard metals, wood accents and pops of color.

If you want to get some inspiration at how Modani displays their pieces take a look at some of their modern furniture stores.

Modani Phantom Black Sofa + Living Room Decor

New in! Makeup Geek Eye Shadows in Neutral Shades

I received a special package today! Woot! I’m finally able to give these Makeup Geek shadows a whirl. I ordered 6 shades. Silly me did not realize I could fit 9 shades in a Z Palette.

I picked up the Z Palette from Ebay for $9. It was labeled as factory defect which is totally fine by me because there is only a dent when I lift the top to reveal the shadows. The shadows I chose are all natural shades. I desperately needed some matte shades to compliment all the Urban Decay Naked palettes I own. Each shadow was an affordable $5.99. Shipping came through First Class USPS Mail, so it took a solid week to arrive.

 

Colors in order:

Beaches & Cream

Peach Smoothie

Chickadee

Creme Brulee

Latte

Cocoa Bear

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I hope these shadows are as amazing as I’ve heard. What other colors should I add to my collection?

Are the Kate Spade outlet handbags worth buying? YES!

 

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I’ve had my eye on a saffiano tote but wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend my life savings on a Prada bag or keep it affordable with a Kate Spade. I did some research online and decided I would wait for a big outlet sale then go ham at Kate Spade. To my dismay some forum posted a statement calling the Kate Spade outlet items poor quality and that the outlet items were specifically manufactured for the outlets.

I called the Livermore, Ca.  Kate Spade outlet to investigate and asked the following questions and have included the associates answers.

Q:Do you sell Kate Spade boutique overstocks and past seasons styles?

A: Yes.

Q: Does the outlet manufacture different product specifically for the outlet shopper?

A: Yes.

Q: Where does the product come from?

A: Same factory, same material, & same craftsmanship. Different styles.

Q: How can I tell the difference between outlet bags and actual boutique items?

A: There is a separate section for boutique items but there is no real difference. Just different styles. All items come from the exact same factory using the same materials. However, the product codes on the outlet items start with a W and the retail items start with a P and the outlet styles have a gold metal plate as the signature and the boutique styles are stamped with Kate Spade New York. Personally, I like the outlets’ gold plate over the stamp.

So in conclusion, I’m fine with that. I will be spending my 4th of July outlet shopping. I hope to come across a new saffiano Kate Spade tote to take home. What are you thoughts about outlet shopping? Please share your experience with me!

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Sation Nail Laquer: Love at First Bite

I can’t stop staring at this creamy peach laquer. My boyfriend even likes it. It took 3 coats to reach this barely opaque color.

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Lorac says buh-bye to Sephora

I walked into Sephora today just to browse. I was on a ride along, my friend needed to pick up a refill of her Bare Minerals foundation. I walked over to the Lorac stand to see what was new and noticed a bright red clearance sign up. There was one last eye primer left and it was $5.25 off the original retail so I had to grab it. Who actually walks out of Sephora empty handed right? My favorite eye shadow primer is by Lorac it’s called the “Behind the scenes primer”. It’s the only one that can keep my oily eyelids in check.

At the checkout stand I asked the cashier what was going on with the sale. Is Lorac going out of business or just leaving Sephora? She explained to me that the owner of Lorac, Carol Shaw has decided not to do business with Sephora anymore, she is pulling her line from Sephora stores and Sephora.com. You may have noticed the Lorac Pro Palette has been out of stock for quite some time. I’m not quite sure why but there could be a plethora of reasons. The cost of doing business with Sephora may not be worth it or perhaps Carol has some growth strategies up her sleeve. Let’s juts hope I can find the Lorac Pro  palette when I decide to buy it. I know, I’m a little late.

 I wanted to let you know that the new birthday gift is available and it’s fabulous! I walked out of there with a mini MUFE lipstick in Natural N9 and the new Smokey Lash Extravagant mascara.

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Product Review: Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-aging Oil Free Cream

I’m an oily skin girl living in a winter dry world. I’m oily all over but come fall/winter my skin starts to dry up around my mouth, chin and nose. I spent hours on Sephora.com reading reviews, ratings and product descriptions looking for a moisturizer to get me though the season. I found the Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-aging Oil Free Cream and I’m happy to say we are a match!

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This cream absorbs quickly, does not leave me feeling greasy, has an SPF of 25, is cruelty free, has no parabens and has plenty of natural oils to hydrate and so much more. If you are an oily skin person looking for some extra moisture without all the fuss I suggest you give this a whirl. I purchased this on Sephora.com for $55. Keep in mind I don’t use very much and concentrate the product on dryer areas. I am still pretty oily on my forehead and cheeks.

Beauty Tip: Skin that is well exfoliated will drink up moisture better.

Origins Plantscription Oil Free Anti Aging Cream

Here is the link to the cream on Sephora

http://www.sephora.com/plantscription-tm-spf-25-anti-aging-oil-free-cream-P377606?skuId=1494749

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