Thursday, May 20, 2010

French Glamour Magazine

I'm on the hunt for the June issue of French Glamour Magazine! Several Curvy Fashion bloggers whom I'm in love with are featured in it! I know of 2 spots in San Diego that sell international editions of mags so I'll hunt them down tomorrow. Can't wait!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Body Shop

I have always loved The Body Shop. I love entering their store, smelling the fresh, clean scents of all their products and never regretting a thing I buy (with the exception of a toner I once bought that broke me out! But I returned it with no problems and it has since been discontinued. & I learned that my face doesn't like grapeseed.)

I wanted to try some things from their Seaweed skincare line. It's for combination/oily skin which is totally me. I have an oily T-Zone with the occasional stress zit/break-out. Unfortunately most oil-control products contain high levels of salicylic acid. I don't mind salicylic acid- my night repair lotion & toner have very small amounts, but I don't want to add more because it can dry me out, leaves discoloration patches & sometimes makes me break out more.

Here's what I ended up getting:
Seaweed Try-Me Kit

A full size of the Mattifying Cream (they were all out of the SPF lotion, but I can use this as a primer w/my current SPF moisturizer or I can layer it on top of my summer moisturizer which tends to make me more oily than my normal because it has a higher level of SPF)

Cucumber Cleansing Milk

Cucumber Freshening Water

Elderflower Cooling Eye Gel

Tea Tree Oil (maybe this will replace my trusty ZapZyt gel)

Renewed my Love Your Body membership

With Love,

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Eyes Lips Face Haul

My Eyes Lips Face order finally came in via FedEx on Friday. I hadn’t ordered anything from their site since their Studio Line first came out & I took a chance on them since there were zero reviews or hauls featuring the new line. Since then loads of new products were added so I decided to place a large order since my local Target only carries a fraction of Elf’s products (plus I had a major discount code).  My take on Elf: Yes- the Studio Line is a bit of a knock-off, but they are still great products that work and I don’t have to be so protective of them like I am with my department store makeup.

 Bronzers, Complexion Powder, Shimmer palette, Concealer palette, Blushes & Brow Kit

Lip Gloss/Stains, HD Powder, SPF Powder, Gel Liners & Blemish Concealer

Brushes (Powder, Complexion & Contour are repurchases!), Bronzer & Lip Tin

The only non-Studio Line product that I ordered was the Matte Bronzer ($1 line). I have the other 3 so I wanted to complete the set. With the exception of being a little powdery, they are quite nice and long lasting. I also got a freebie- Candy Shop Lip Gloss Tin in Coconut Crazed which has a soft summer coconut scent. I might pick some up at Target because they are nicer than expected (& are only 50 cents if purchased on the website).

With Love,

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day to Night using Closet Staples

Summer is just around the corner and for most of us this means it's time to push back Fall/Winter clothes and bring forward warm weather favorites. But we don't have to buy a brand new wardrobe- although many of us would have no problem taking the time to do so! Here is an example of restyling two staples that most of us probably have had in our closets for the past few seasons and using them as the base for a Summer day and nighttime look. All items are available at Forever21.

Click to see item names and prices!

I opted out of using Polyvore because I wanted to include all item names/prices and I also wanted to browse the store's entire website- so I chose to styled this by hand (although Polyvore is a great tool that I DO use often). Again- all items are taken from Forever21 and individually complied to create the overall looks.

With Love,