Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Product Review - Fresh Effects Dew Over

One product we never skimp on is face cream.  During the winter months, the harsh weather will dry your face and may even cause it to look cracked.  Cream helps to lock in the moisture and everyone should have a go to day and night cream.  Recently, we tried out Olay's fresh effects {Dew Over} as a day cream.  Opening up the jar, the green cream smells fantastic like a combination of your favorite soap and sweet cucumber.  The cream feels more like a gel but it goes on fairly smooth and is rapidly absorbed into the skin. Unlike heavier creams that should be used at night, this one is nice and light and does not have an oily film.  Great to wear in the morning under makeup or it can be used alongside a day serum. We've used this product for a month and noticed that our skin remained hydrated throughout the day.   Drugstore sells Olay's fresh effects {Dew Over}for $14.99 (currently on sale for $11.99) so the pricing is really good compared with other day creams.  Overall, we really liked this product and will continue using it throughout the winter months.  We give it a Beauty Trove rating of 5/5.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Smash the Price Tag!

Smashbox is giving its last call to The Santigolden Age Eye Shadow Collage.  The Santigolden Age Eye palette is available in the Earth As We Know It colors: Soft Sparkling Cream, Kelly Green, Dark Matte Blue, Raisin with Rosegold Pearl, and Dark Sparkly Forest Green.  Santigold Age Eye Shadow Collage costs $18.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Going, Going, Gone

Buy of the Day!  Check out Nordstrom Rack for Michael Kors Curb Link Drop Earrings.  On sale for only $33.73 (orig. $115.00).  Act fast, only 3 left!!

A LUSH-ous Sale

LUSH is having a great after Christmas day sale on many of their spa products.  Lush is offering a buy one get one free on all holiday items.  We like the Snowcake soap bar (cost is $7.99).  Soap soooths dry, cracked skin and leaves a soft vanilla ice-cream scent.  Sales is on while supplies last!


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Get the Look-Spooning up Style

Reese Witherspoon does shopping in style!  Like the look, we break it down at affordable prices.

1.  Leather Cardigan

The most prominent feature of Reese's outfit is the leather cardigan.  The one she wore by J. Crew is sold out.  But we found the Townsen Sugarland Leather Panel Zip-up Sweater at Nordstrom Rack.  Cardigan is available in sizes XS-L and costs $89.97 (orig. $264.00).

2. Cotton White Shell.

For a take that's all your own, pair cardigan with a high-low tee.  We like the Alfani Short-Sleeve High-Low Tee (cost $22.49; orig. $34.50).  Use promo code MERRY at checkout for an extra 15% off.  Sale ends Jan. 4, 2015.

3.  Skinny Ankle Jeans.
                                  
                                             Last part of the outfit are a pair of skinny ankle jeans like NYDJ Clarissa Skinny Ankle Jeans available at Dillards.  Jeans cost $124.00 (sizes 0-16).

4.  Rockstar Flats.  

Pull the look together with a pair of black, studded flats.  We like Ella Moss Savan Flats for $79.95.

5.  Stylish Purse.

Check out La Diva Convertible Shoulder Bag for $72.00.


Paint the Town Pink

Need some beauty on the go?  Then check out Tarte.  Tarte is having a fantastic sale on cosmetics
such as lights-camera-lashes mascara, primer, and concealer.  We think the best deal is their limited edition paint the town tarte set.  The set includes the lights-camera-lashes primer and LipSurgence Lip color in escape.  The combination of the these three products will give you longer and thicker lashes and a gorgeous pout!  All these products come with a fashion forward faux snake skin clutch.  A great deal for a travel worthy kit.  The kit costs $29 (orig. $48.00).  Also, for a limited time you can save 15% off the entire site.  Use promo code BYE2014.  Code expires Dec. 31, 2014.  At this price, this kit won't last long so hurry!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

After Christmas Sale that is Too Good

Beauty Fix of the Day- Too Faced Cosmetics has a fabulous after Christmas sale with items up to 50% off.  Our favorite is La Creme lipstick In the Buff for $11 (orig. $22).  At these prices, you can afford to get the gifts you wanted this year!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Bootie Steal of the Day!

Looking for a new bootie for parties?  Macy's has the cutest bootie on markdownn!  The INC International Concept Saffi2 Bling Evening Booties are sure to turn heads at the night club.  Booties come in three colors black, eclipse (dark navy blue), and sahara (peach tone).  Heel is 4-1/4" with a 1/4" platform.  Sizes range from 5-10 (sorry 9.5 sold out).  Booties have been discounted twice and are now selling for $45.32 (orig. $129.50).  This steal of a deal ends December 27, 2014.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

New Year's Eve Masquerade Parties

Some of the best New Year's Eve parties we have been to have been masquerade inspired.  Here are some fun ideas for masks.

Masks


For a sexy looking mask, visit the Chicago Costume Company.  We like the Gold Lace Mask (on left) for $12.99.  
















Want more drama?  Get the Mireille Silver Mask (below).  This asymmetric mask costs $29.00.




Like the Venetian look?  Check out the Venetian Goddess Masquerade Mask (below) available on Etsy.  Mask costs $24.90.


If you desire something more unique, visit Masque Boutique and click on One of a Kind.  We love the Baroque Silver Swarovski 1 (below).  Mask costs 69.99 pounds or $108.89 in U.S. dollars.





Face Lace


Try a new take on the masquerade mask.  Fans of Beauty and the Beast will remember the the face lace worn by Kat at the masquerade party.  Nigel's Beauty Emporium offers a number of face lace options.  Our favorite is the Eye Lace Fleurity (on the right).  Fleurity costs $24.95.

New Year's Eve Dresses in Plus-Sizes

We have found all the hottest New Year's Eve Dresses in Plus-Sizes.  So get ready to party!

Lane Bryant has a number of designer dresses.  We like Isabel Toledo's Sequin Dress with Sash
seen on the right.  This dramatic dress comes in two colors: black or wine and is available in US women sizes 12-26.  It is available for $119.99-$199.99 (orig. $208.00).

If you love lace, then you will also love Astoria Lace Peplum Gown by Kiyonna (on the left).  The dress is available in blue and red and comes in US women sizes 0-4X.  Dress costs $228.00.















Macy's also has a number of New Year's Eve worthy plus-size dresses.  Check out Alex Evenings Plus Size Metallic
Knit Faux-Wrap Gown for $159.99 (orig. $229.00; seen on the right).  Gown comes in sizes 14-22.

















While you are at Macy's, be sure to look at Xscape's Plus Size Embellished Contrast Panel Gown for $249.00 (left).  Dress comes in size 18.  Hurry as quantities are limited.









Nordstrom also has a number of fantastic plus-size dresses.  Our favorite is Adrianna Papell's Sequin Beaded Cap-Sleeve V Neck Dress (left).  This hot new look comes in sizes 14-22 (if between dress sizes order one size down).  Dress costs $300.




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bling to Ring in the New Year



You have the perfect dress for that New Year's Eve party, but something is missing.  Aha!  A little bit of glitz...jewelry.  Check out these sparklers to celebrate with.

Kate Spade Chandelier Earrings shown below.  Earrings come in gold or silver backings.  Cost is $98.00