Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sephora JcPenney Exclusive Lip Service Set & Swatches

Earlier this week I made a special trip to my Sephora in Jcpenney. This was my first time ever into a Sephora in Jcpenney and luckily mine wasn't to far. I went seeking the Sephora Makeup Must Haves which had been sold out but re-stocked. I was on a time crunch but took a quick gander at the holiday sets and seen the Sephora Lip Service kit it was $28 and originally an $86 value I believe some lip products were deluxe samples but some were full size.... 

I really wanted this kit because Ive been needing to branch out and where different colors I ALWAYS where Pinky-Nudes and I just need to be a little more flexible with myself and trying new things so I felt this kit was priced just right with some really awesome products. 

This kit would also be ideal for those who are just starting out with makeup collecting or looking for some start-out core products. 

The colors included in this set are: 
Stila Lipglaze - Apricot (Full Size) 
Bite Beauty Lip Pencil - Pomegranate (Deluxe Sample) 
Tarte Pure Performance Lipstick - Inspired (Deluxe Samples_ 
OCC Lip Tar - Pretty Boy (Full Size) 
Buxom Lipgloss - Kir Royal (Deluxe Sample) 
Smashbox - Nylon Nude (Full Size) 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

My New Go To Palette: Laura Mercier Artist Palette 2013

Look at this beauty just look at it!!! 

I feel so consumed and so obsessed right now I got the Laura Mercier Palette I feel this is THE palette that defeats all palettes I would take this palette ANYDAY over the naked palettes its simply stunning... 

As promised here are the swatches... 

Starting from the top row L to R: 

Sparkling Dew
African Violet 
Plum Smoke 
Kir Royal 
Violet Ink 
Vanilla Nuts

I am such a Purple/Neutral love I feel like this palette is heaven on earth I can't wait to play with the colors and see how they translate onto the eyes for me. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My Obnoxious Perfume Collection: Fragrance Descriptions

Celebrity Scents 

Britney Spears Island Fantasy - The scent is announced as a tropical island getaway, made of floral and fruity aromas. It opens with a cocktail of citruses, mandarin, clementine, red berries and watermelon. Flowers of jasmine, violet and freesia exceed the lower notes of musk and sugar cane

Britney Spears Curious -The composition is based on the notes of white flowers surrounded with vanilla and musk nuances. It opens with fresh lotus, mouthwatering pear and magnolia. The intensive floral heart is composed of tuberose, jasmine and pink cyclamen. The sensual base is composed of musk, vanilla and precious woods.

Paris Hilton -top notes voluptuous and seductive with apple, orange and melon. The heart is opulent, floral, sweet and pure, created of jasmine, freesia, lily, tuberose, mimose and lily of the valley. The base leaves a sweet tone of ylang-ylang, milky-powdery and intensive sandalwood, musk and oakmoss.

Mariah Carey Lollipop Bling Ribbon - Top notes are cucumber, melon and raspberry; middle notes are jasmine, lotus and hortensia; base notes are musk, woodsy notes and sugar.

Mariah Carey Lollipop Splash Never Forget You - Top notes: Italian mandarin, raspberry nectar, pineapple sorbet and jelly bean accord. Heart: golden peony, wild wisteria and lily-of-the-valley. Base: sugared wood, vanilla and pink musk.

SJP NYC - enriched top notes with mandarin from Italy, white osmanthus and wild strawberries. A heart of SJP NYC incorporates gardenia, honeysuckle, mimosa and red Damascena rose, while a base includes vanilla absolute, sandalwood, rum and creamy musk.

Snooki Couture - The fragrance opens with notes of Meyer lemon and Fuji apple blossom and leads to heart of pink honeysuckle. The base tones include cashmere wood and musk.

Victoria Secret Fragrances 

Love Spell -A lavishly lush combination of peach, cherry blossom and white jasmine make it perfect for your enjoyment.

Pure Seduction -A combination of melon, plum and freesia makes you feel utterly irresistible and seductive.

Endless Love - an irresistible blend of pomegranate, apple blossom, peach and ylang-ylang.

Amber Romance - a sensual embrace of sultry amber and creme anglaise. 

Aqua Kiss - A cool splash of rain kissed freesia and fresh daisy. 

Pure Daydream - Blissfully bright with fresh pearl orchid and pink currant. 

Bombshell Forever - A bright lush blend of boysenberry, lavender flower and pamplewood. 

Fabulous - Thrilling blend of juicy currant, osmanthus blossom, and pink freesia. 

Body By Victoria - Top notes: mandarin, peach, raspberry leaf and water blossoms. Heart: orange blossom, ginger orchid, magnolia and lily of the valley. Base: musk, precious woods, sheer amber and orris root.

Designer Fragrances 

True Religion Hippie Chic - Top notes: raspberry, pomegranate and Fuji apple. Heart: hibiscus, jasmine and lily of the valley. Base: woody notes and musk.

Philosophy Love Sweet Love - a Floral Fruity fragrance for women. This is a new fragrance. Love Sweet Love was launched in 2012. The fragrance features grapefruit, floral notes, mango, fruity notes and musk.

Ralph Lauren Big Pony 2 - floral-fruity-oriental and provides a blend of cranberry and tonka

Vera Wang Be Jeweled - an irresistible blend of red currant, pomegranate and champagne. The heart adds fruity zests of passion fruit combined with pink honeysuckle and pink peony. Base notes complete the pink feeling with accords of pink crystal-sugar accompanied with a sensual trail of musk and Australian sandalwood.

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre - announced as a floral-fruity interpretation of Chance EDP

Viva La Juicy La Fleur - Wild Berries, Mandarin, Honeysuckle, Gardenia Petals, Soft Jasmine, Vanilla, Caramel, Sandalwood. 

Ed Hardy Villain - watermelon, lychee, citrus notes, lotus, magnolia, freesia, sandal, orris and creme brulee.

Juicy Couture / Couture Couture - an oriental floral fragrance for women introduced in 2009. Top notes are mandarin orange, African orange flower and grapefruit; middle notes are jasmine, honeysuckle and plum; base notes are amber, vanilla and sandalwood

Vicky Tiel Tickled Pink - launched 2011 as a luscious floral - fruity fragrance for women. It opens with scents of tropical passionfruit, strawberries and mango, which lead to the heart of violet, creamy jasmine and plum tree. The base includes vanilla, musk and light amber

Betsey Johnson Too Too Pretty - The composition starts off with fresh accords of pink grapefruit, black currant and lemon blossom, which lead through the heart of lily, golden gardenia and osmanthus, to the base of skin musk, blonde woods and whipped vanilla.

Ed Hardy Hearts & Daggers - Top notes of blood orange and red apple give the fragrance a bright, fresh scent that's ideal for everyday wear. Woody base notes include benzoin and amber, adding a musky undertone that lingers after application

Juicy Couture / Viva La Juicy - a gourmet floral fragrance, which opens with notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin. The heart encompasses a floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine, while the base notes await us with a gourmet rhapsody of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines.

Juicy Couture / Viva La Juicy Noir - Top notes of the composition await us with a juicy union of berries and mandarin, announcing the floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine in the heart of the fragrance. The base closes with amber, caramel, vanilla and sandalwood.

Philosophy Falling In Love Summer - The fragrance features musk, vanilla, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and blackberry.

Marc Jacobs Dot - Top notes of the new fragrance DOT incorporate red berries combined with pitaya fruit, known also as dragon fruit. The juicy and exciting opening is followed by a floral trio composed of honeysuckle, jasmine and orange blossom, while a base closes with a trail of coconut water, vanilla, driftwood and sensual musk.

Johan B Merveille - a Fruity, flowery, Woody, Amber Perfume with top notes of Bergamot, Blackcurrant Pear, Plum, Passion Lily of the valley and Base notes of Amber, Sandalwood

DKNY Delicious Blossom - It is composed of luminous accords of grapefruit mixed with rose and jasmine petals. This is a flirty, joyful and ultimate scent of spring, freshness and energy.

Guess Girl - Top notes are dominated by fruity notes of nectar made of raspberry, melon and bergamot. The heart introduces floral notes of Brazilian paradise orchid combined with Proven├žal acacia and lilies, while the soft and creamy base is composed of Australian sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla.

Coach Legacy - The perfume was created of a unique blend of gentle flowers combined with amber, vanilla and precious wood.

Harajuku Lovers Music - The top notes bring fresh aromas of peach and clementine, the heart blends floral notes of jasmine sambac, sweet pea and honeysuckle. The base introduces vanilla, musk, and woodsy accords.

Burberry Brit Sheer - Top notes are litchi, yuzu, pineapple leaf and mandarin orange; middle notes are peony, peach blossom and pear; base notes are white musk and white woods.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Kohl's Back to School Shopping Haul Part 1

Those of you who seen my most recent YouTube video seen I had a pretty mega Kohls Couponing haul and I vowed to make videos weekly or monthly of what I got. More than likely these videos will bee weekly as I am getting so much product in a week that it would be just to much to show in a month. 

I recently decided to start my nephews school shopping just about every year my mom and I help do his shopping. My brothers wife doesn't like to shop and my brother gets overwhelmed by such tasks and doesn't know how to stretch his buck the farthest. 

Here it is part 1 of my nephews school clothes shopping. He even got to go with me and pick some stuff out the first 4 tops are from the brand Helix these shirts were all $16.00 each and on sale $9.99 I used $10 Kohls Cash on each of those making them free. The last shirt is a thermal long sleeve top from Urban Pipeline these were $20.00 on sale for $9.99 once again I chose to use the $10 Kohls Cash coupon and got that free. The last 2 items from this haul were socks and underwear the 6pk of Tek Gear Socks were on sale from $14 to $8.99 after $10 Kohls Cash they were free. The one and only item I paid for in this haul were the boxer briefs they were $15.00 a 3pk on sale $11.99 I used the $10 Kohls Cash Coupon and 15% savings pass after that I paid $1.80 

So if you followed my haul carefully you noticed I paid just $1.80 for EVERYTHING pictured above. I'm feeling pretty awesome today and can't wait to get some more school shopping done for my nephew! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Kohls Couponing Haul Part 2: Sandals, Cologne Set, and Dinnerware for under $7!

Yesterday I was at it again doing my couponing. I swear couponing is like a rush getting so much for oh so little. 

My most recent haul came in at just under $7 yesterday $6.91 to be precise... 

Yes I got EVERYTHING pictured above for $6.91! 

The Jumping Bean Double Pack of Flip Flops were originally $18.99 they were on clearance for $5 and some change I used a $5 Kohls Cash e-mail coupon plus the current 15% off savings pass that expired 8/18/13 my grand total on these came to only 54 CENTS!

All items purchased were purchased in separate transactions and did follow Kohls coupon guidelines.

The following item I got was a pair of Sandals for my self I had one more $5 Kohls Cash e-mail coupon left so I wanted to find something reasonably cheap that I would wear / use I fell in love with these sandals in the coral color which was out in my size so the next best color was black as black goes with everything. These sandals were originally $19.99 on sale for just $7.99 after $5 Kohls Cash e-mail coupon they were $2.99 I stacked a 15% off savings pass with the Kohls Cash coupon and paid just $2.71 after tax for the sandals. 

The 3rd item had to be my favorite score. I got a Juicy Couture Dirty English Gift Set originally $45.00 on clearance for $13.80 I used a $10 Kohls Cash Coupon taking it down to $3.80 stacked a 15% off savings pass and paid just $3.16 with tax for this item. 

My final item or items of my haul were 3 plastic salad plates I loved the design on these they were clearance for just $2.39 each and 2 plastic ombre blue tumblers that were clearance for 79 cents each. I combined all these products together used a $10 Kohls Cash Coupon plus my 15% savings pass and paid just $1.06 for all 6 ITEMS! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Kohls Couponing Haul: 2 Perfumes for under $15

Yesterday on my blog I made a post sharing a Kohls coupon for $10 off a $25 childrens apparel purchase that put me on a search for other Kohls coupons as I knew I would want to look at more than just clothes for Hallie. 

On the Kohls website I did find that there is a 15% off savings pass coupon. Kohls is very good about stacking coupons as long as they are different like a percent off coupon plus a $ off coupon. 

I also had a few $5 off e-mail sign up coupons. For those of you who don't know if you go to the Kohls website and sign up your e-mail address they will send you a $5 off coupon good off any purchase of $5 or more I have signed up all my e-mails and my relatives have done the same and forwarded me the coupons. 

My favorite coupon combo tends to be the $5 Kohls Cash e-mail coupon and the 15% Savings Pass I stack these too on the regular for clothes for Hallie. Don't worry I will be doing a haul video showcasing everything I got from Kohls last night but as of right now I'm showcasing what I picked my self up. 

Most of you know I am a perfume junkie and have an extensive collection. I know I know I have yet to do an updated perfume collection video but I'm not really satisfied with my collection there is so many more. Well the last thing I expected to see at Kohls was clearance perfumes this is the first time I ever seen name brand perfumes clearance at Kohls. 

The selection of perfumes varied from stores I went to two one location had Paris Hilton Tease, Juicy Couture Dirty English (Cologne), Mariah Carey Lollipop Splash Remix perfumes. My other location has the Mariah Carey Lollipop Splash Remix perfumes but it also had different fragrances like Sarah Jessica Parker NYC, Candies Fragrances and more. 

One of the fragrances I chose to pick up was the SJP NYC I remember this fragrance a few years ago when it released I had wanted it so bad but I will not pay $40 or more for a celebrity scent because they generally get re-distributed by coty and end up in holiday gift sets at Walmart for a fraction of the cost. I never really came across this one cheaper anywhere in store and it eluded my mind to look online as over the years I had moved on to other fragrances. When I seen my Kohls had this on clearance i had to grab it. It was originally $35.00 on clearance for $14.00 I had a $5 email coupon that took it down to $9 stacked a 15% off savings pass that bought the perfume down to $8.17 after tax. AWESOME DEAL! 

The second perfume I picked up was Mariah Carey Lollipop Splash The Remix Never Forget You wow that's a mouthful! Imagine if someone asked me what I was wearing and I had to repeat that! Based on the name and the packaging alone I would of never picked this up... This was the only clearance scent they had a tester out of so I chose to try it out and was pleasantly surprised I expected a sweet candy scent far from it this is a fruity floral which tends to be my favorite type of perfume over time as it settled on my skin it turned more into a fresh floral I liked this one more than I expected to. This one was clearance for $11.80 once again I used a $5.00 Kohls Cash Coupon taking this down to $6.80 stacked a 15% savings pass after tax I paid $6.17 for this fragrance. 

I see neither of these scents are on clearance on the Kohls website but there are others on the Kohls website clearance like Katy Perry Purr and Meow... I wish my store would of had Purr! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Save Big Back to School Shopping with Kohls!

Those of you who watch me on the regular know that when it comes to shopping for my daughters clothes my favorite place is Kohls. I love shopping at Kohls because between sales and coupons I pay little to nothing for brand new clothes without thrifting. This may sound a little snotty but my daughter who will be 5 in February has NEVER worn any ones hand me downs and I intend to keep it that way. That's one thing I remember about my childhood that I disliked greatly it was cool then but looking back now I really did hate all my cousins hand me downs. I personally to this day will not wear used clothes of any sort even if bought from the thrift store. I rarely buy anything from thrift shops unless its furniture I want to re-do and personalize to my own liking. 

Anyways onto the couponing and sales. I thought this was a really good coupon and I had to share right now in-store you can use this coupon here:
for $10 off a purchase of $25 in Kids Apparel

I tend to love the Jumping Bean separates which are ALWAYS on sale they retail for $12-16 per item and usually go on sale 40-50% off so with a coupon like this you can get 2 tops 2 bottoms for about $15 that breaks down to about $3.50 per item so have at it and get some shopping done for the kiddos!