Sunday, February 26, 2012

Current Skin Care Routine

Currently I am using the following skin care products:

Clean and Clear- Deep Action Cream Cleanser
I am not loyal to a particular cleanser.  As long as it removes makeup I'm happy.  This reminds me of being a teenager.  I used to buy this years ago.  I love the tingly feeling and clean, refreshing smell.  
Clarins- Toning Lotion
Last month during my lunch break at work I went to Bloomingdale's on 59th Street, NYC.  The makeup selection at this Bloomies is phenomenal.  They have so many different brands.  I ended up at Clarins.  I needed a new toner and moisturizer.  The sales associate recommended this one.  It has a strong Camomile scent which can be overwhelming to some.  I find my skin has become brighter with continued use.  I apply with a cotton ball morning and evening before my moisturizer.
Clarins- Extra Firming Day Cream
My one skin concern is preventing future wrinkles, lines, and loss of firmness.  Of course I am not old enough to have any of this, but I would like to take care of my skin now.  Overall I am happy with quality of this product.  It absorbs quickly into my skin and is not too heavy.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Summer Sandal Wish List

Tory Burch Miller in Black Patent- $195
I have a $100 gift card to Nordstrom so I am thinking of getting this sandal.

Sam Edelman Gigi in Almond Patent- $60
The perfect nude color that will match anything.

Sam Edelman Ross in Pewter- $100
I really like the blue stones on this sandal.  I am hoping they look just as good in person.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Sephora Haul

Check out the items I picked up at Sephora today!

Boscia Luminizing Black Mask- $34
The reason I purchased this mask is because once it hardens you can peel it off.  Hopefully it will help with the black heads on my nose and cheeks.  I only used it once and it was a bit messy but fun to peel off!  I did not see any immediate results however I want to use it a few more times before I decide if I like it. 

Pink Face Brush- $5
I tend to buy products and not use them because I can be very lazy (especially with skin care routines).  My plan is to see if I can use this brush daily when I wash my face.  If I can get into the habit of using this at least once a day I will look into purchasing a Clarisonic.  I know that if I buy the Clarisonic today I would use it daily for two weeks then eventually I would not even touch it.  

Tweezerman Pedro Foot Scrub- $20
In my mind hot weater is right around corner.  I am constantly looking online at sandals.  I even bought shorts the other day!  A little silly since it will sit in my drawer for 3 months.  Anyway with these sandals I am fantasizing about I will need nice feet.  I decided to buy this pumice stone on a stick.  It has two sides with different textures.  I used it once in combination with the foot lotion below and I am impressed.  Is it worth $20?  No.  I'm sure I could have found a pumice stone at Wal-Mart for half the price.  I plan to use this a few times a week in the shower.

Soap & Glory Heel Genius- $15
I never tried a foot cream before so I picked this up on a whim.  I figured after the pumice stone I would need a lotion to apply.  This smells okay and absorbs quickly.  I used it during the day once.  I read the reviews on and most people apply it at night and sleep with socks so it can work its magic overnight.  Even the bottle suggests to use it nightly.  I have dry cracking heels and I am hoping with continued use my feet will become very smooth. 

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Friday, November 4, 2011

10 Under 10

Check out this video I did with Angela.  It is our favorite 10 products under 10 dollars!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In and Out for November

Once again I have negated my blog :-(   As I always say I am going to try and post at least twice a week.  Maybe I will reward myself with makeup if I stay on track and update my blog.


-Chipotle!  I have been getting Chipotle for lunch about 3 times a week.  It is very addicting.  The only downside is the price.  It is expensive, but I cannot stop thinking about it.

-Scarves.  Now that weather is cooler I can breakout my scarves.  Recently I purchased this amazing cobalt blue scarf from Ann Taylor.  A typical outfit for me is a black sheath dress so this scarf adds the perfect pop of color!

-Blueberries.  I have been eating blueberries every morning.  They are so delicious and full of antioxidants.

-Upcoming holiday season.  I already made my own Christmas list and want to start shopping for my family.  This is my first holiday season not working retail so it will nice to actually want to go to a department store on the weekend since I am not there 40 hours a week.  I will actually get to enjoy the in store decorations.  I am excited to see all the windows at the NYC department stores (Saks, Lord and Taylor).

-Working in NYC.  I never really appreciated working in one the greatest cities in the world.  It is fun and there is so much to do.  Mid-November Angela and I are going to see Bayside at Irving Plaza which leads into my final IN.

-  Bayside, Killing Time Album.  It has been out since February, but I just purchased it off iTunes last week.   I have been listening to it non-stop.  If you like Bayside...check this album out it is just as good as their past work.


-Series 7 Studying.  Currently I am enrolled in a review class for the Series 7 exam and  I feel like I am back in college.  I have a lot of studying to do in the upcoming months that I am not looking forward to.

Only one OUT which is good. 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lord and Taylor Haul

I work near so many great stores which can be a big problem at times.  Recently I have   been going to Lord and Taylor a lot.  I went 3 times this week!  
During my 1st visit I purchased shoes.  Currently there is a promotion on women's shoes, buy 3 or more pairs get 30% off.  Of course I bought three pairs.  One pair is for Angela so I do not feel as guilty for buying so much!
Jessica Simpson- black suede wedges
Sam Edelman- grey suede heels

During my 2nd visit I bought another gift for Angela which I will not mention because she       reads my blog.  Angela's birthday is not until November but I like to shop in advance.

During my 3rd visit I went to the Chanel makeup counter.  I went in to check out their new    foundation, Perfection Lumiere.  I ended up getting my makeup done.  I have an                hour lunch break so I figured why not get a makeover.  Check out the items I picked up:
L to R
Poudre Douce 20 in Peche Tendre
Hydramax Moisturizer 
New Perfection Lumiere Foundation

I really want to go back tomorrow for more shoes! :-P

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Monday, September 12, 2011

September Birchbox 2011

Today I received my Birchbox for the month of September.  For the past few months I have contemplated canceling my subscription.  Within 10 minutes of checking out the box I gave Birchbox a call and cancelled.  To my surprise the cancellation process was simple.  I just provided the customer service representative my email address and she was able to cancel, no questions asked.  She didn't even ask my name or mailing address.  I mean anyone who knows my email could have cancelled without me knowing.  More importantly she didn't even ask me why I was canceling.  How can you improve customer service if you do not know what the customer is even thinking?!  Anyway onto the products...

Jurlique Hand Sanitizer
Very minty.  I did not like it.  After using my hands smelt like I was in a garden.

Attimo Perfume Sample by Salvatore Ferragamo
I never liked getting perfume sample from Birchbox.  Seriously I can just run into Macy*s and ask any sale associate for a sample.  This scent was nice, but not my style. 

Cheesy Bracelet
I will never wear this...not much else to say about it.

Jouer Lip Treatment
Very nice and soothing.  I will keep it in my purse.

Befine Night Cream
Left my skin feeling soft.  I am excited to try this, but realistically will forget about it and never use.

Birchbox is a nice idea, but not for me.  I would not mind spending $10 each month if I actually used the products.  Hopefully October isn't that great so I will not regret canceling! :P

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