{April} Ipsy First Impressions

Beauty Rocks!

This was Ipsy's theme for April's Glam Bag. The design used on the makeup bag was cute and clever, I like the record image.

As for what's inside the bag... {drum roll}

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil: I'm excited to try this new black pencil, it's supposed to be 
softer and less harsh than the popular Perversion. I know Urban Decay was sending out samples of this product with orders and that brings the value of this sample down, but it is 0.03oz and a full size 0.04oz runs $20. Pretty good value still I would say.

Mary Kay @ Play jelly lip gloss in Teddy Bare: I have nothing good to say about this lip gloss. The packaging looks cheap, I don't prefer the sheer color, and it has the worst texture! Jelly lip gloss feels just like you would think, thick and sticky. Definitely not worth it's retail price of $10

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion: Lately I've been trying new products for my dry skin- particularly scrubs and oils. I've never used a microdermabrasion exfoliant, nor had a professional microdermabrasion done, but I am excited to try this product! Especially once I research dr. Brandt's line a little more. A full tube of 2oz costs $78, so this values at approximately $9.75!

St. Tropez Gradual Tan Anti-Aging Multi-Action Face: I have never been a fan of gradual self tanners, but I've heard nothing but good reviews on St. Tropez products so I'm more than willing to give this a try. The smell is a bit of a turn-off, but it fades away pretty quickly. Sephora sells a 1.6oz tube for $35, this values at about $11.

Pop! Goes the Shadow in Champagne: Ipsy must have predicted my disappointment in the lip gloss, they sent me two of these single shows to make up for it! I love everything about these shadows: packaging, color, name. You can't go wrong with a champagne shadow! These are $12.99 each.

This month's Ipsy Glam Bag rocked, $71 worth of cosmetics for my $10 subscription makes me more than happy that I subscribe.


Spring is Here!

Yesterday's weather was beautiful! I put in my 8 hours at "the office," ran all of my errands, did a bit of thrifting, and made it home while the sun continued to shine and the average temp was 60 degrees. Did that really happen? It must be Spring!

Shirt: Old Navy {thrifted} // Jeans: Old Navy // Flats: Liz Claiborne via T.J. Maxx // Scarf: thrifted // Purse: Vera Bradley {thrifted} // Watch: Michael Kors {secondhand} // Bracelets: Tiffany & Co {thrifted} //

Anthony took a few photography classes and when he's in the picture mood he is happy to take a few shots for me, he does a pretty great job!

This is a little corner of my backyard at the house my family spent about 8 years in. Since my family moved to AZ, Anthony and I are living here temporarily while we put it up on the market. Bye, bye Compass Lane apartment! You have been loved and you will be missed! We are looking for a cute little house to rent when we move on, and hopefully we can find one. If not there is always plan B- Anthony just started a new job at another apartment complex in town, so a home there is always an option.

Back to my outfit- Mom picked out this scarf for me on one of our many shopping excursions while I was on vacay. She said, "it looked like something I would wear." At first I was unsure about it, but now I'm glad that I took her word for it! I'm loving the colors in it and I'm sure it will get plenty of wear this Spring and Summer.


90's Child

I found a few pictures of an outfit from a few weeks go that I never got around to posting. I'm in the middle of organizing my closet in the new place so I've pretty much been dressing casual as soon as I get home from work, so these are very convenient!

I'm a 90's child and I love the fashion! I got a little giddy when I discovered this acid washed, button up denim skirt while thrifting at Goodwill a while back. I couldn't wait to wear it!

Jacket: Zac Posen for Target // Tank: Wet Seal // Skirt: Vintage // Boots: Target // Necklaces: Claire's, JC Penny //

I had to match this skirt up with what Anthony calls my, "Michael Jackson" jacket. This jacket was love at first sight just like this skirt, I found it at a secondhand store in AZ on my first vacay. I was going all out grunge for this look, so my studded boots were an obvious shoe choice as well. Usually I wouldn't suggest dressing head to toe in one style/era, but I felt safe with the modern details in my top and the structure of my other pieces.