Affordable Contouring

We've all been obsessed with perfecting our contour- watching beauty vloggers on repeat and hunting down the perfect products... There are a few new products out on the market that you need to pick up. Finally, contouring has been made affordable by E.L.F. and Wet n Wild.

Wet n Wild released two contour duos: the Coloricon Contouring Palettes, in Caramel Toffee and Dulce De Leche {yum!} These palettes are 100% matte! You can only find these gems at Walmart stores right now and they'll run you about $4 each {a great value!}

Caramel Toffee has a pink highlight shade and a cool {pinkish} brown contour shade {left}, Dulce De Leche has a yellow highlight shade and a warm {reddish} brown contour {right.}

E.L.F. just recently launched their contour palette on their website, it is not yet in stores. This palette only comes in the one color combo, but with four shades there's enough variety for most. You can pick this up for only $6! {seriously!} Bonus: there's a really great mirror on this palette.

You can pick up E.L.F.'s contour brush for another $6 as well. This brush makes defining your contour a lot easier! Only downside: because of the shape/ size of the powders, you can only use this brush at an angle in the contour palette.

This quad has a matte yellow highlight, a shimmer vanilla highlight, a warm brown contour, and a cool brown contour.

As far as color payoff and blendability go, both drugstore options are winners! I personally like the colors in the E.L.F. palette more, and the amount of product in the Wet n Wild palettes.


Stationary Samples

They're here! Our stationary samples from Minted have finally arrived!

Everything came neatly organized in the tri pocket folder>

Our sample kit includes the following:

  • The save the dates we chose (2 styles)
  • The invites we chose (2 styles)
  • Matching RSVP cards
  • Sample envelopes (3 styles)
  • Paper sample flash cards (with color examples)
  • Font options sheet
  • Invite style options sheet
  • Envelope style options sheet

The stationary options on the Minted website are extremely customizable {hence all of the sample and example pages that came with our order!} We are more than thrilled with the quality of the printing, the variety of selections, and how easy their process is! We've decided on the timeline magnet save the dates, the square foil invites, and matching RSVPs and thank you cards.


Paper Goods and Wedding Bells

It's wedding season! Anyone else having a hard time finding just the right stationary for your special day? As I'm browsing sites I can't help but feel like what I'm finding is almost perfect, or I'd love it only if I could change one little thing about it...

I was shopping minted.com today for other paperie goodies {personalized stationary to be exact} and I came across their new day planners. You can customize them with your pictures and/or your name, and you have the choice of weekly or monthly organization. Or, opt out of the planning inserts and make yourself a custom notebook or address book! This is the cover that got me thinking about wedding stationary:
Cute, right? I plan to order this as a notebook for planning purposes so I can jot down ideas as I see them.

Here's what I found for save-the-dates that caught my eye: {these are magnets!}

I unintentionally picked out two wedding invites that happen to match them too!

Swoon! They are perfection. I've ordered a sample of each to help me decide between the two sets because right now they have a coupon code {10FREE} for 10 free samples!