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Lunch Break Shopping – October Week 1

7 Oct

So I am a self admitted shop a holic and there is nothing better than shopping during your lunch break.  Not only do you get to get out of the office for a fun activity but it feels like you have some really time off.  I am a quick shopper and this is why lunch break shopping works for me but if you are a tentative shopper, examining all of your purchases, evaluting etc this will not work for you.

Monday October 4th I went to JoAnn Fabrics to pick up some elastic for a tutu that I am making for Luna Jane ( tutorial on this coming soon) and I found so many great Fall home items as amazing prices.

My Favorites are

White 10″ Funkin – such a cute different spin on Pumpkins.  The best thing about this pumpkin is that it is carvable but it would be great uncarved as a fall decoration that can stay up until Thanksgiving.  I think this would look great with other gourds of different sizes piled in the middle of a dining room table.  Different and Chic – $9.99

Holiday Inspirations-31.5″ Stacked Pumpkin Door Greeter – I actually purchases the Turkey version of this door hanger (not available online :() but these quilted door hangers are a really cute alternative to a fall wreath.  – $7.49 at that price who can resist.  These came in multiple different designs, haunted houses, pumpkins and turkeys

Scarecrow on a Stake – These are not available online but in the store they have lots of really cute scarecrows in many different designs that are on a stake that would look really cute in a garden or in a pot of mums.  They were on sale for $4.99 which is just crazy

All in all I was very shocked and surprised and my finds at Jo Ann fabrics, you should check it out…it is not just for people who sew or old ladies 🙂

Wednesday October 6th – I was supposed to go and return some horrendously unflattering sweaters at Old Navy during my break but I decided to go to the mall instead.  I went to:

Forever 21 which is one of my fave stores for accessories and super trendy items.  This shopping trip I was on the lookout for basic items for layering and new accessories. These are the items that i found

Basic V Neck Long Sleeve and Short sleeve tees for layering in black and white – these are great under long cardigans, shrugs jackets etc.  You can’t have a great look without a good foundation and these are essential.  They are super cheap ($4.80 to $6.80) and come in lots of colors

Sweet Flower Beanie – This was one trend that I thought I could not pull off but I was mistaken.  It looks super cute when I tried it on in the store I had curls that day that I did with hot rollers. – $6.80

Leopard Lint Roller – I couldn’t resist and at only $2.50 what a great find

Filigrie Stapler – This is such a cute item and it is pretty heavy so it doesn’t seem like it will break very easily.  I definitely have the cutest stapler in the office now – $3.80 This would make a super cute gift as well.

Bejeweled Tweezers – These are absolutely to die for.  Such a cute item and only $1.80! I can’t even get a soda for that price.  I bought a few pairs for little Christmas surprises.  Really cute impulse buy but they kind of hurt your fingers if you hold them a certain way.

On my way out of the mall I couldn’t help but stop in at Sephora as well.  I can’t ever go into the mall without walking in and I needed a few things. Here is what I got

Sephora Nano Eyeliner in Midnight Black and Chocolate – $5 These little eyeliners are great for your lower eye.  I only wear liquid eyeliner on top so these look really smokey and smudgey on bottom which I love.

Sephora Mono Eyeshahow in dark brown $12 – These eyeshadows are a great value.  They last forever and they stay on well during the day.  I would suggest against any of the ones with the silver glitter, it falls under your eyes and looks like you have intentionally put glitter under your eyes…not a good look unless your are 13 in the 90s. This would be a great start to try out a smokey eye if you are not a fan of black smokey eyes.  Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist did a great tutorial on how to achieve a smokey eye and you could use the concept with brown tones as well for a sexy subdued look.

Sephora Blush me Mono in Apricot – $12 This blush is great for the price the only issue I have is that its a little glittery…I kind of feel like I am back in the days of body glitter

Murad Acne Treatment Concealer – $21 I know a little pricey but I just started getting breakouts on my chin…I know what is that about! So I asked the consultant what would be a good concealer to use, she suggested this one b/c it has salicylic acid in which is a huge acne fighter so we will see if this clears my breakouts while covering them up too

Hope you enjoyed the reviews of the products I bought while out and about on my lunch break…I guess I get around to returning those sweaters one day 🙂

-Drama mama out

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New Favorite Things : Beauty : Curls with Hot Rollers

8 Sep

I have posted “New Favorite Things” before but I have done one big posts with all sorts of new things that I am loving.  I am going to play around with a new idea of breaking up my favorite things into categories like beauty, fashion, kids, baby etc.  Hopefully that will make for easier viewing and shopping for you guys.

Today I am going to talk about my new favorite beauty items.These are all items that I recently bought to create those celebrity inspired curls/waves with less time involved.

Conair® Xtreme Instant™ Heat 20-Piece Ceramic Multi-Sized Roller Set – $34.99-39.99 I have long hair and I normally wear my hair straight due to time constraints but lately I have been feeling frumpy with my hair straight.  I feel like I am too old to pull off the straight hair look and I feel like by the end of the day my hair looks like its just hang around my face and I look “unkept”.  I love doing a vertical wave a la Kim Kardashian when I have time but I rarely do in the mornings.  I wanted a way to get a lifted look that made me look put together without taking up so much time in the mornings.  I decided to buy some new hot rollers to achieve the look I wanted on the time budget that I have.

I start with clean dry hair (For me its best to wash my hair the night before but for some with really thin hair you may need to wash in the morning) On my hair I spray on Tresemee Heat Protecting spray and a hair spray to add texture so that my hair isn’t too soft.  I start at the crown and roll back with the largest rollers.  I then move on to the sides with the medium sized rollers and roll back away from the face vertically.  I then move to the underneath or very bottom of my hair and I use the smallest of rollers still rolling out and away from my face.

I leave the rollers in for about 20 minutes until they are cool.  During this time I am able to put on my make up, get the kids dressed, fed etc rather than standing there holding a curling iron in my hair. Once cool i take the rollers out and simply shake my hair out.  I don’t run my fingers through my hair b/c mine will frizz.  I spray some hair spray and Trsesmee shine spray and go. The curls fall during the day but it gives me the wavy look that I love without so much work.

There are tons of roller sets out there.  I chose the Conair set b/c they got hot really fast and they had heated clips which I though was pretty cool.

TRESemme Smooth No Frizz Shine Spray, Ultra Light – $4-$5 You can find this shine spray at any drug store that carries Treemme products.  I purchased it to tame down frizz after hot rolling.  I like it so far, this is not a normal type of project that I buy as I have pretty fine straight hair and this would normally just make my hair oily but adding additonal heat and curl to my hair makes it a bit more frizzy so this product tones things down without adding on more weight.

This product would work really well for people with thicker coarser hair after flat ironing or on a day to day basis to add shine to you hair. It does smell really great and it makes my hair very silky and luxurious feeling as well. It uses silicone which is supposed to add shine and moisture without adding the look of “grease” View TRESemme’s full Smooth Line.

TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray – $5-$7 Before you use any hot tool (hair dryer, curling iron, flat iron, rollers etc) its really smart to use some sort of heat protection spray or product, allowing the tool to interact with the product rather than just burning your hair right up.

Tresemme’s line of products are pretty good.  I like them because they offer a wide variety of items while keeping the price way down. Another great thing about this line is that they can be found all over, drugstores, Target etc.I use this spray before blow drying, flat ironing, hot rolling etc. It smells great and makes me feel good that I am protecting my hair. View Tresemme’s full Thermal Creations Line

TRESemme Tres Two Ultra Fine Mist HairSpray – $3-$4 I chose this hairspray for my celebrity curls/waves because I wanted something that was natural for everyday.  Normal hold hairspray can give you a cemented down look with no movement. This spray is super light and very flexible.  I like that it doesn’t leave buildup on your hair and allows you to use it multiple times in between washings without your hair becoming one big hard mess.

If you have a hard time keeping your hair curled you may need something a little more intense when it comes to hold as this is not the type of spray to really “freeze” your style.

Worried about your curls coming out looking 80s? I did too.  The last time I used a hot roller set was when I did pageants and I definitely didn’t want that look for everyday.  The look of your waves/curls all depends on the placement of your rollers.  There are some great tutorials on youtube.  These are the ones that I would suggest if you want a quick “How to” for setting your hair with rollers. Good Luck !

How To Tutorials

-Drama mama out 🙂

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