Friday, November 30, 2012

Pick of The Palate: Target/Neiman Holiday 24

I'm SO beyond excited! First of all  I can't believe it's December tomorrow? And Second, I'm ready for this shopping designer frenzy!

Bring it shopping hoarders, I will out run you to that Oscar de la Renta bag. I'm not playing games, like with Jason Wu last time. You know when the lady in front of me grabbed all the cat totes. Grrrr. Most of you know I ended up with it anyway, as my hubby bought it off Craigslist for the reg price.

Anyways LOL. With out further delay here's my Pick of The Palate for Holiday 24!

And you know there's more I have my eye on, like the Prabal Gurung bow clutch, the Band of Outsiders cookie cutters and the Judith Leiber clutch or compact.

Let's get ready to fashionably rumble!

I'll be reporting back my haul tomorrow after the madness.

What do you have your eyes on?

Up all night baking cute things!

I'm up late tonight baking. I had an order for a bridal shower. So after discussing with my customer we decided on mini wedding cake pops and a few sprinkles and drizzle pops. I added a little bling, candy diamonds on top for a Fashion Palate touch. I think she will LOVE it!

All packed up and ready to party!

Just a little taste test. It's necessary.


You may notice I use a different name for baking. Fashionably Cake, you can find me on Facebook, but I'm always available through The Fashion Palate.

What do you all think?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MAC Cosmetics: A Blush Must!

I totally have a "Whole Lotta Love" for this lovely blush from MAC Cosmetics. I never bought blush from MAC before, I've been using Nars "Orgasm" for the last 5 years?! I know right. Great color, but I wanted to amp up the color on my cheeks a bit and this new color does it just right.

Find it here: "Office Hours" Pro Longwear Blush
Nordstroms description, "A lightweight blush with extreme color perfection and non-fading, eight-hour wear. Ultra fine, silky powder glides on and blends easily to provide a moist, flawless, natural finish. Layer for a brighter, more dramatic look."

Beautiful pigment and of course I use it with my MAC blush brush!

I tend to lightly add any makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow, blush, etc) even for this review! Hah! But it actually can get reaaaaally pink as most MAC blushes do pile on easily with color.

That's how I wear it. Love the pink!

What is your favorite blush?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shop till you drop: Just another Cyber Monday

I don't know about you but I'm going to need another mocha to get me through all these sales.

I can't stop browsing, which is fine, I'm just looking (Is the husband still reading this?) yes juuuust looooking. And I believe Cyber Monday actually has better deals than all that was Black Friday and it's chaos. Next year I'm just holding out for Cyber Monday.

If you haven't already, make sure to check out the Kate Spade Cyber Monday 75% off fiasco! Modcloth is still going strong with their 50% off sale, Francesca's Collection has 30% everything and free ship over $50! Asos has an extra 30% off EVERYTHING (sale items too, even the 25% off Asos sale!) with code Cybermondayspecial. Butter LONDON has a selected amount of polishes for $10 each & Free Shipping w/code Cybermon. JCrew is 25% off store-wide with free shipping. Anthropologie finally has free shipping but no sales...hmmff!

Are you totally buggin about all your purchases or can't find your parking spot through all those shopping bags piled up high? "What's the point? Everywhere you go has valet!"

Hope everyone survived!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pick of The Palate: Black Friday Modcloth Sale

Out of all the hooplah and shopping and browsing online. I finally came up with one pick for the Back Friday weekend edition of the Pick of The Palate.

Here it is!

The Coach Tour Dress comes in 3 colors (Red, Purple, Green) and it was one of their best sellers at Modcloth. It's so girly, retro and cute. you could wear it anywhere basically by dressing it up or down. And for $23.99 you could essentially buy all three!

Modcloth is still adding new inventory to their 50% off sale page daily! There's even more cute things than yesterday and I may have to do a little more shopping there now. :/ And that's OK because its free shipping with a $50 purchase, and its pretty easy to find a few things to add to your cart. The problem is editing the shopping cart.

50% off!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Deals!

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone had something outrageously delish to share with their families and loved ones. And now the fun starts. Crazy good shopping weekend. 
I collected some deals for everyone.
 Let the shopping deals BEGIN!

Take up to 35% off your order with code BIGEVENT12. Spend $250+: save 20%, $500+: save 25%; $1000+:  save 30%; $1500+:  save 35%. Ends 11/26.

Get an extra 30% off sale items with code LOVEIT. Ends 11/28.

Get 40% off your entire purchase with code ENJOY. Ends 11/23.

Get an extra 40% off everything, including clearance. Ends 11/22.

Get 25% off site wide, plus free shipping with code GIVE25. Ends 11/22.
Get 40% off select styles. Ends 11/21.
 Get 40% off sitewide, plus free shipping. Use code BLKFRI Ends 11/22 midnight.

Everything 50% off until noon on Friday! Ends 11/23 at noon.

Up to 50% off. Ends 11/23 at noon
Up to 60% off the entire store. Ends Nov. 24.

30% off select Melie Bianco bags 

 Get 20% OFF Everything on the site including the up to 70% off Holiday sale! Use promo code BLACKFRIDAYBONUS at checkout:
Get $10 off $25 and Free Shipping online only with code TENOFF: . Ends 11/26
Stella & Dot
 extra 25% off Sale merch.

50% off sale plus free shipping.

Buy one bra, get one 50% off at Victoria's Secret today only; enter DOUBLEUP 

 40% off jewelry, handbags, and small leather goods at Juicy Couture. Ends Nov. 25.

20% off sale items at Topshop. Ends Nov. 25.

40% off and free shipping at Original Penguin
Take 40% Off everything!

 $10 for a Initial Pendant in gold & silver tone & 35% off sitewide w/free shipping.

Forever 21

Extra 50% off everything! Ends 11/25

Shop to it Palateers! Feel Free to share in the comments on this blog or on my Facebook page of any deals you know of! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Big Spender or I'm Saving for Shoes: KSNY vs LC

New little diddy I like to call "Big Spender or I'm Saving for Shoes."

This phrase is always the main factor in deciding a purchase on my end. Should I go big or put that cash-money in the shoe savings bin?

Basically the look for less or choose your own adventure. :)

I looooove Kate Spade New York everything. The Jewel print henrita skirt is fun and flirty but in this case it's soooo similar to the LC Lauren Conrad Palm Tree skirt at Kohl's that I'm saving for shoes.

(A whopping savings of $282!)
Do you realize how many shoes a girl can buy with that???

What's your choice Palateer?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Anthropologie Stocking Stuffers under $50 for the Party Hostess!

Here are my favorite Anthropologie gifts for the Party Planner/Hostess extraordinaire. She cooks, she plans, she hosts, she's pretty much the first to toast and the last to leave a party! (And I want them ALL.)

1. Plush Stole $48  (You know for looking fab while hosting.)
2. Ring True Serving Set $28 (It has bells on it. So Festive!)
3. Folk Flora Rolling Pin $18 (Your bake-ware should be dressed up for the occasion as well.)
4. Party Animal Necklace $38 (Perfect as a gift for the guests!)
5. Baubled Envelope Pouch $28 (Perfect for attending other parties.)

Which one reflects your hosting style?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pick of The Palate: F21 for 21 and under Sequins Hearts & Bows.

Hearts & Bows with sequins on top? Yes please!

These would make great Stocking Stuffers for your besties. And the prices at Forever 21 sparkle with $21.80 for a heart clutch or a whimsical glitter bow for $1.80!

Get them here: F21 Sequin Heart Clutch, Glitter Bow Hair Clip

I imagine wearing the bow clip adorning a sock bun and a cute retro cocktail dress. And the sequin clutch would add a great touch to your Holiday ensemble!

Now I'm def in the mood for the Holiday's!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Skin Food: Beauty Haul

New obsession! Skin Food! Such a cute store and sooo much good and delicious smelling things to choose from. It was my first time in this store in Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara.

Here's what I got:

Nail Polish in a high gloss gold shimmer.
Nail Vita Base Coat.

Omija whitening mask sheet (the sales consultant told me I could use the liquid in the package for spot brightening)

Concealer made from Rice (It's fantastic! It replaced my coveted 100% Pure concealer...which they haven't stocked in over a year! wtf? right?)

And they threw in a bunch of serums for freesies.

I tried the apple serum, smells just like granny smith apples!
I'm going to try the Sake serum sample next ;)

Have you tried out Skin Food products? 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pick of The Palate: Kate Spade New York, Paragon Outlet

Paragon Outlets in Livermore, Ca opened last week and lo and behold Kate Spade has arrived!

My bay area/east bay ladies make sure you do your research before coming, a lot of the outlets have special discounts that you can print out and bring in to use on top of the in-store discounts.

My Pick of The Palate:

I stocked up on the "Catch a phrase" t-shirts. They were originally $55, but thanks to the outlet discount of 40% off they were $33! Top that off with a 20% off grand opening week discount and I'll the Spike the Punch to that!

A super cute selection of outlet and some past season handbags.

The red and pink spade clutch was big enough to fit your Ipad in. Also it was 50% off $75. Awesome.

Pearls with bows. These are on my must-have list.

All jewelry was an extra 40% off.

50% off handbags! These are the Kate Spade green bags. I think they were around $350 before the discount.

Baby bags for the expecting momma.

My preggers friend picked up one of these babies for a great price...$119 with discounts and promos! (Original price tag $275)

She's going to be one stylish mom with that KSNY bag.

More purses and wallets for 50% off.

I am ecstatic with my purchase of the Ooh la-la and Spike the Punch tees. They will be great for holiday festivities.

Anything catch your eye?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Daily Palate: Just another fabulous Monday.

Manic Monday? Nah, not at The Fashion Palate. More like FAB Monday!

Featured Styles for our daily Fashion Palate: Paper Crown & Kate Spade accessories with a cherry on top.

Cheers to a great start to fabulous week Palateers!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

MAC Glamour Daze: Party at Westfield Valley Fair

MAC Glamour Daze Holiday collection was released this past week. And those at the party were able to get first dibs! 

My blogger and Beauty Army guru friend Nancy Lee of Fashionchicsta invited me as her +1. We had a blast at Westfield Valley Fair's MAC Cosmetics boutique.

Champagne, cocktails, beautiful packaging, makeup galore and bows adorning MAC beauty experts, couldn't ask for any more glamour!

Here's what we saw:

Guilty Passions Holiday Gift Sets of 4 lip glosses or eye shadows for $32!

The crushed metallic pigment eye shadows were insanely rich and intense. Love them!

Here's our Mac staff model! 

The interior and exterior of the All for Glamour Holiday face kits. Three different sets and comes in this super cute box which doubles as a clutch. Yes, you can take everything out and use it for a night out on the town!

All the goodies you find inside one!

Even MORE makeup! Oh my!

They were selling out of the blushes really quick. I got the middle one, which was actually not part of the collection but still awesome nevertheless!

A swatch of the Kohl Power Eye Pencils modeled by Nancy Lee.

Notice the second and third swatches. We couldn't figure out what color it could mimic.

 And low and behold..that color liner was called "Mystery." 

We had a good giggle about that. Nerds.

Look! They even had a lookalike model from the advertisements. You could get your purchases for that day only gift packaged by these two lovelies. 

And you know I'm a sucker for packaging. As I'm sure most of you would swoon over the bows, pink, mint and peach gift boxes. Either that or the dude in the bow tie.

 The cut outs on this pretty ladies dress are unfortunate. Sorry. 

The bow bracelet is crazy!

And my goodies!

I got the pink brush set as a Christmas present for someone special!

And the eye shadows for moi!

This is the Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments gift set:

Just  for reference on how pigmented they holiday eye shadows are!


Hope you found some of these pictures useful if you were interested in buying from their limited collection. I'm guessing they will be a quick sell out :