Thursday, November 15, 2018

SEPHORA INSIDE JCPENNEY: HOLIDAY WISHLIST

Thursday, November 15, 2018
*THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY SEPHORA INSIDE JCPENNEY*

Hey guys! Can you believe it's nearly the end of 2018?! As we say every year, seriously cannot comprehend how the year just flew by! But now it is time to get into full-on holiday spirit, because if you haven't started decorating your house for Christmas, then perhaps you should start crossing off items off your holiday wishlist for you and everyone in your family instead!


When I stepped into #SephoraInJCP this past weekend, aside from the blasting holiday music, I noticed right away that they had SO many amazing "gift suite" spots throughout the store, including from their very own Sephora Collection (which you will get a glimpse of later!), cute little sets from Too Faced, Fenty Beauty, heck, even Fresh got into the holidays with their Soy Cleansers built into a cute little ornament box to hang on your trees! It may sound a bit selfish, but I started with my own list (hehe), things I wanted to spoil myself with, and who knows, if I loved an item so much, I could buy the same thing for someone else!
So back to the fragrances I went, where I was on a mission: to get my hands on the Giorgio Armani'Si Passione' perfume. I knew it came in a red box, but I was freaking out because I was seeing all of the other 'Si' scents, but not the one I wanted. I asked one of the Product Specialists and she right away dropped what she was doing to come help me, and of course, she mentioned everything they had in stock was on the shelves (breaking my heart a little), until she started opening one of their restock drawers one by one, until she opened the farthest one from the perfume section, and on top of it was a bright little red box. SO LUCKY, RIGHT?! I thanked her, dropped it in my Sephora inside JCPenney shopping basket, and walked around.
Next, I had seen that Too Faced came out with a little something called, "Dream Queen Limited-Edition Makeup Collection", which featured not only a palette in shape of a book with 24 eyeshadows, but also \ four face powders (highlighter, two blushes, and a bronzer shade!),  a cute fold-over makeup pouch, one of their "Better Than Sex" mascaras, a tube of their Dreamy Lips Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Shade Pink Swan, and a travel-size Hangover Spray...uhhhh can I say what a freakin STEAL that is for $58?! Grabbed one of those, and on to the next item on my list: the Sephora Favorites Make Up Must-Haves.
This cute in-store exclusive set, all arranged in a cute little pink, glittery pouch, is perfect for those who want to experiment with a bit of each category (it IS a "sampler", after all!); everything you need for a full-face look! It features a full-size Anastasia Beverly Hills  Matte Lipstick in Buff, full-size Huda Beauty lashes, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mini Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Starstruck, Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, tarte Rainforest of the Sea 4-in-1 setting mist in Paaarty, Urban Decay Perversion Mascara in Back, and Too Faced Primed & Peachy Primer. What a mouthful! But you definitely can't go wrong with this one!
After reading about these goodies, which are you most excited about? Head on over to your nearest #SephoraInJCP and start crossing items off your holiday wishlists today! If you can't make up your mind, just remember that the Product Specialists are always there for any questions and/or tips you may need and guide you in the right direction! Or you can buy lots of mini gifts as give them as one large stocking gift! SO many possibilities, so little time!


xx

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ZAPPOS X TIMBERLAND

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
*Sponsored by Zappos
Yes. It's been a while, but I am back for a fun cause! This time I had the pleasure of working with Zappos for their collaboration with Timberland, which I have to say- is kind of hitting most of my "spring musts" list- stylish, fashionable, comfort (always!), and a quality that can't be beat. Alex and I had took our pairs for a spin this past weekend when we hit up Imperial Beach (this weather is making it TOO easy to not pass up on some time by the water!), and we weren't surprised when we got some compliments, either (hehe)! As you know, we are always on the go, and these sporty sneakers were not only lightweight and chic, they also came in different color palettes than we are used to for sure! 

 My favorite way of styling sneakers, are to usually complement a skirt or a flowy dress, which was definitely no exception this time around! I am pretty petite at 5'2, so anything that makes my legs appear longer are a plus! But not only can you wear them around on weekends, they are perfect for the office (or perhaps on 'Casual Fridays'!), casual dates with friends, or even taking your dog for a walk. Finish off your look with an oversized jacket (if you live somewhere where it gets chilly in the evenings), and a cute backpack for your essentials- just right for any occasion! This Timberland pair has got you covered whenever you need it! Oh, and let's not forget about our men! Alex took a basic look, paired it with a cool blue denim jacket I steal from him from time to time (not sorry), and a grey pair of sneakers and he almost looked as good as I did. ALMOST. ;) 
  One of the reasons we love shopping from Zappos is because not only do they provide pretty fast and excellent customer service (seriously- NEVER have had an issue with them!), but also because they provide everyone with fast and free shipping, and a 365-day return policy- something all of us busy people definitely appreciate! 
 What are your thoughts? Does this change your mind about going online RIGHT NOW and getting your spring shop on?! (SAY YES!)
xx
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