I’m planning to attend a wedding on Memorial day. I prefer black dresses for any occasion during anytime of the year. It’s my comfort zone. In an effort to “mix it up” I chose this LBD from Renttherunway.com. The bit of gold at the bottom is enough for me. 🙂
If you are interested in renting a dress I have a $20 off coupon for you. This dress was a $50 rental.
Hey! If you suffer from dark circles like me I have some great items for you. These will color correct the purple/blue discoloration under your eyes, any scars and darkness around your mouth. After you color correct you can always add a brightener under the eyes for a dramatic finish. These holy grail items have never let me down.
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My favorite is the Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in Biscuit. This has a salmon/pink undertone that works well to color correct dark circles. Bonus- if you are a deep tan skin tone this will also blend well into the other parts of the face to hide scars and discoloration. The finish is natural and does not need to be set with a powder.
The L.A. Girl PRO Concealer is more dramatic option and best for ladies with a deep dark skin tone. The red/orange shade can counteract the darkest circles. You will need to use another concealer on top though. I would recommend an actual skin tone concealer and not just a brightener. You will need to hide the red/orange.
Last but not least I use this Bobbi Brown concealer that has a pink undertone alone. The shade matches my skin tone while the undertone counteracts dark circles. I can use this alone when I feel like using minimal product but with strong coverage. It is a bit creamy and thick so you will need to warm the product up before application. Just rub a bit in between your fingers and pat on. You will need to set this with a powder as it does crease.
For reference I am an NC 42 in Mac, Syracuse in Nars Foundations, and Golden Beige in Cover Girl.
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.
I was surprised to find out that many people wait for the Sephora beauty insider sale to save money on higher end products. The truth is they always have a coupon for you to use and save some money. The savings come through Ebates.
All you have to do is click on the ebates logo below, create an account with your email address and click on the Sephora icon then shop as usual. Every few months Ebates will mail a check or put money in your paypal account. This past year I received $278 back in the form of a check for using Ebates whenever I shop online. Plus you get a $10 gift card for free for signing up! I picked the Target one when I first signed up.
Seriously friends, it’s that easy. Don’t miss out on saving money if you are an online shopper like me. I need to buy an eye cream and if there is no Sephora sale I will definitely use my Ebates account for 8% back. Also, whenever Sephora has a Beauty Insider sale you can still use Ebates to save up to 19-24% in total. Usually they have 4% back during a sale period. It’s better than nothing.
Oh! And there are so many other beauty sites you can purchase from through Ebates. Right now Lancome is 10% back, Clinique is 4% back and Kiehl’s is 7.5% back.
Here is my secret, I will only make purchases when Sephora has the highest cash back promotion going on and that’s 8%. If I need to make a purchase and they only have 4% back I will wait a few days and check back.
START SAVING NOW– with this link: http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=PHggR9IKlLKp3vLYQt%2BblQ%3D%3D&eeid=26471
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We are all beauty junkies looking to save some cash so we can buy even more lippies, right?!