Friday Round-up 3/15

I don’t know who I’m fooling saying I won’t buy anything for a bit… It’s obviously a joke. With that, I present to you:

My Friday Round-up! 🙂

I went to Sephora to get a new eyeshadow kit from Benefit (they are becoming my favorite brand along with Laura Mercier) and to Express to see about two dresses I saw online. They are currently having a sale with 30% off all dresses so hurry up and see them this weekend, I don’t think it’ll be on much longer. At home, I was waiting for a little time to pass before I went downstairs to collect packages as I saw one was waiting on me and I knew another was to come. When I went, I had 3 packages waiting! *Yay* One was my Ipsy bag, which is carrying a nautical theme for March (isn’t that lovely considering my last post!? 🙂 ) My skirt also came from River Island today, as well as my blazer and a scarf I forgot I ordered with it. Would you believe it has stripes as well?!? :D.

So here’s the run down.

Who goes to Sephora for one thing and leaves with only one thing?! I wish I could… Besides the Benefit World Famous Neutrals – Most Glamorous Nudes Ever eyeshadow kit the one thing I went for, I got the Tarte Prime, Shine & Define Tarte-To-Go kit and Benefit Coral My World!. I love trial sizes because besides the fact that it’s the easiest way to test out a product without paying the full price, if I like it, I can keep it to travel with and then buy the full size to keep at home.

20130315-182153.jpgThen I went to Express. Let me say that at heart, dresses are the best item of clothing to me. Nothing beats them! I bought this blue dress before with my Express rewards, which meant I paid something like $11 after taxes for a dress that cost $39.90.

Stretch Cotton Skater Dress Photo credit:

Stretch Cotton Skater Dress
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When I got an email saying all dresses are 30% off I immediately checked the price and wanted to get more. However, considering the shape of this dress, I didn’t want to get it in every color or more than one color that was too similar. The black is a must and then I couldn’t decide between a peachy and pinky color so I bought both and I plan to let me husband tell me which one looks best, and I’ll return the other. So much can be done with this dress! Flats/sandals/ heels, cropped denim jacket/blazer, scarf, belt, chunky/dainty jewelry… endless possibilities! Here are the other colors I bought (they are all brighter than they look online):

Stretch Cotton Skater Dress Photo credit:

Stretch Cotton Skater Dress
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I’m normally very excited about my Ipsy bag but I was very confused with what I was given this month. I had to go to the website to understand it and I’m very glad for this feature. I was trying to figure out the purpose of the GlamRX palette. The eyeshadows and the palette were explained as I have listed all of the descriptions from the website below.

Ipsy bag March contents

Ipsy bag March contents

  • Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist

“Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist tones, hydrates, and refreshes your face and hair while on the go, anytime of the day. Hydrate with the refreshing blends of organic juices for a fresh, radiant complexion.”

  • La Fresh Travel-lite Makeup remover wipes

“La Fresh® Travel Lite® portable towlette wipes are perfect for jetsetters, go-getters, outdoor enthusiasts and multi-taskers everywhere. Towlette packets are small in size, designed for practicality and are easy to apply discreetly. Each item is carry-on friendly and slim enough to slip into a pocket, purse or wallet. Perfectly portable, La Fresh® makes beauty a breeze when you’re on-the-go. For a refreshing getaway, grab any Travel Lite® and Live. Life. La Fresh.™ 

Travel Lite™ personal amenities are made in sunny Southern California with clean renewable solar energy! These makeup remover wipes feature biodegradable and compostable materials.”

  • Yaby eyeshadow in Sand Dune (beige) and So Vein (green)

“Whether you want to make a dramatic statement or just add a veil of color to your eyes, the yaby eyeshadow refills are extremely easy to work with. Can be used wet or dry and the smooth texture allows blending with ease. All shadows are vegan friendly and the pans are reusable for mixing. Glam Bag subscribers receive two of 80 fabulous shades.”

  • GlamRX Mini Freestyle Palette

The GlamRX Mini Freestyle Palette was made exclusively for ipsy Glam Bag subscribers. The magnetic base is the perfect spot to store pan-only eyeshadows (2 of which are included in this Glam Bag!), blushes & bronzers, or whatever you need for perfect for quick touch ups on the go! Whether you are headed off to spring break or just need a cute & clever way to store products in your bag, you can create the perfect makeup look and take it with you with your exclusive GlamRX Mini Freestyle Palette. 

And if you’re looking for even more cool on-the-go beauty, check out the Touch Up Palette from GlamRX. It is a unique, practical, pocket-sized palette that has what you really need on-the-go: brightening concealer, flattering tinted lipbalm, shine erase powder, black eyeliner, mirror. Includes eyeshadow/eyeliner applicator and a blush brush. The unique bottom level is the same magnetic palette that is included in the March Glam Bag. The GlamRX Touch Up Palette is available for purchase, just click the Buy It button! 

I’m looking forward (as usual) to trying out these products and any that really stand out I’ll do a review of. My Rihanna for River Island skirt fits perfectly! I can’t wait to wear it!! I think this is all I have to round up. More shipments coming next week plus some reviews of these kits.


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