My husband saw this cute duck family next to the little pond behind our apartment building and he took a picture of them for me because he knows how much I love ducklings. He is so sweet! He made my day :)
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Last few years I work in the outlet shopping mall. For somebody who loves shopping as much as I do this place is like a heaven on Earth. But at the same time it's a hell for my wallet. I try not to buy everything I see but sometimes it's really hard especially with the big SALE signs calling you in. I'm used to shop in outlets so much I don't even remember when was the last time I bought some clothes for a full price. Here are few things I've found these last few days.
Max and Cleo Dress from BCBG Outlet, 75% original price
SISLEY Dress from Benetton Outlet, 70% OFF original price
Both tank tops from American Eagle, 30% OFF original price
Sweater and T-shirt from Cotton On, both $10
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Few weeks ago I was at Macy's just checking out what was new in the Dior Makeup counter. The ladies who are working at these counters could be a little bit too .... hmmm how to say it nicely...intrusive. But I have to say I was very lucky because I met very nice lady, her name was Jackie. I asked her if she had a sample of BB cream and she gave me one right away. She also told me that they have a Dior event coming in few days and she asked me if I would be interested to attend. She explained they have a "Dior Makeup Specialist" coming and she will do my makeup for free. Because of my always changing schedule I told her I'm not sure if I would be able to make it but I would give her a call in few days which I did and signed up for the event. I've never attended event like this before so I wanted to know what was going on there and I also wanted to learn few tricks from professional.
Unfortunately I didn't take my camera with me so I have just few pictures from my husband's Blackberry.
When I came to Macy's that day it looked like one big party. All the other beauty counters had also some promotions going on, there was music, stands with free lemonade and cinnamon snacks. Jackie was very nice she talked to me and my husband for quite some time. She cleaned my face and gave me a face massage which was great.
The product I loved the most was the Gentle Cleansing Milk with Velvet Peony Extract. It smells beautiful but the smell is very soft and clean. I have very dry skin and I usually don't use anything scented on my face but this product cleans my face and leaved it fresh and soft. I love it!
The Makeup artist asked me what kind of make up I would like. First I told her I would like to know how to do a smokey eyes but than I saw gorgeous dark plum lip gloss and I decided I would like to try that. Something different something bold! And I love the make up you can see on the Fall runway shows with dark burgundy lip.
She did my smokey eyes but not very dark, she used lighter purple colors. She explained to me how to do it and said it's easy but I don't think it's that easy even she spent good 15 minutes doing it. I think you really couldn't achieve such a great results when you are doing your own eye make up. The lip looked great but completely different because it was glossy and for my taste way too glossy.
I'm not used to lip glosses. I'm using lipsticks and I have to say I had to take off the lip gloss after 10 minutes because my hair kept sticking on my lips and it was annoying. Now I know for sure I like matte lipsticks much more. And this is how the make up looked like after we came home.
The two things the Makeup Artist used I fell in love immediately were Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer and Airflash Spray Foundation. She used the concealer for my dark eye circles and it covered them perfectly. But the best thing was definitely the spray foundation.
I wanted to buy foundation anyway because I was running out of my old one which was Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Compact Creme which I have to say I didn't like that much. Before the Chanel one I was using Dior Diorskin Nude Cream Gel Compact and I loved it and wanted to buy it also this time. I asked the Makeup Artist what she is recommending and right away she said the Airflash. First I thought I'm not gonna spent so much for a foundation but when I've seen it on my face I was sold!! Unbelievably beautiful, light, perfect foundation that lasts all day long. I'm just wondering how long will the bottle last.
So at the end I bought the Cleansing Milk, Spray Foundation, Concealer and Rose Lip Treatment for dry lips. I wasn't planning to buy this much but I love all these products and I know I will be using them for a very long time. I'm using them for a week now and so far I'm 100% satisfied and I would recommend them to everybody because they are TOTALLY AWESOME!!!
And this is how I looked like that evening. We were celebrating my husband's birthday.
Flower pants and blouse Target, Shoes Forever 21, Bag LV
Sunday, September 2, 2012
I found some awesome stuff out there on the Internet and I plan to buy everything...I just need to win the lottery...yes, that's my plan!!
All the clothing and ear piece from (for me new) Choies.com
The wedge sneakers for just $29.99 from Target.com
All high heel are part of new Christian Siriano for Payless collection, pictures from Glamour.com