Friday, January 31, 2014

F21 Finds & Valentine's Day Gifts Under $20!

Making my usual mall rounds this week! 
I stopped by Forever 21 for a quick budget friendly shopping fix. 
And I saw so many cute gift ideas for Valentines day under $20, why yes.
You know...a #treatyoself, great prezzies for friends and family too!
 Eye Candy. This pic from F21 on Instagram really drew me in.

Love-ly Pajamas! I want the pink stripe pj's. They come w/matching shorts.

And is this tote meowy cute or what?

Something for everyone. Even the grumpy. lol.

 I just love those lips filled with tinted lip balm, only $2.80!

And this sweater says it all.

Pretty dresses for the occasion.
 Particularly obsessed with this lace number. 

Boho, but sweet. 
The blush pink maxi skirt will look good dressed up and chic or a causal beach vibe.

Blurry, but I love the electric lime! I want the shoes.

This lavender dress is perfect. 
On trend, it's all on piece but meant to look like separates w/a box crop.
 We've seen this on the runway for spring!

A gift for every girl.
Who doesn't love lounge pants?
Leopard print lounge pants!

Accessorize, prove your love.


Purses taking over for spring. Mini cross body handbags everywhere.

I hope that inspired you to grab a couple of cute outfits for Vday and for Spring!

Here's what I got:

Voila! A super trendy statement necklace and a place to put my rings. I can't say no to a cat.

The Oui Oui Oui sleep shirt comes in black & grey, so cute! 

Are you doing some shopping this weekend? Or staying in watching the Superbowl?

You could also shop what you see here while you are watching the game. I won't tell. ;)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag: January 2014 & Dec. 2013.

Long overdue, but I JUST received my Ipsy January 2014 Glam Bag in the mail yesterday!
It was sent to my old previous address (even though I updated it before I even moved so this wouldn't much for that!) so they had to send a new one over.

I read a lot of the January reviews and people were NOT happy, to say the least.
I was really expecting the worse. I heard about the makeup bags being the smelliest (It is cute though! See photo above.) and the products being sample sized, or just leftovers.

While I dont know if they were leftovers, I was OK with my bag overall.


Enclosed was a card to write down my reason why 2014 will be amazing.
More cupcake baking in my new & spacious kitchen was an obvious reason ;)
We are pratically though with the first month of the year but I feel like I've acomplished a lot already!
Moving in my first home, my 31st (eeps!?) birthday, baking and cooking new recipes and making more BIG plans for this year.

Back to the bag.
5 products total, 8 if you count all the Proactiv face products.
I'm def happy this time I didn't get any more lipsticks. The last few have not been my faves.
What I got:
Sexy Hair, Healthy Sexy Hair soy tri-wheat leave in conditioner. 
Verdict: 5/5 loves. It smells like coconut and leaves your hair soft.
Elizabeth Mott, Smooth Shadow in Pearl.
Verdict: 3/5 loves. I was surprised it actually glides on smooth and stays put all day. It was not budging.
MICABeauty, tinted lip balm in Fiesta.
Verdict: 1/5 loves. While it was very smooth, it doesnt last long and unfortunately this shade matches my natural lip color, so what's the point? I may as well wear chapstick.
Proactiv+ Mark fading pads.
Verdict: N/A. I haven't tried it. I'm not sure if I will yet, I need to make sure it wont interact badly with my use of Rentin-A right now. 
Epice, Purifying Exfoliant.
Verdict:5/5. I tried in on my hand and it is very light, Micro-fine polyspheres were not abrasive at all. Gentle enough, I would use this once a week to exfoliate. Full size retails $32! This is my fave product in my bag.

 Close ups:

Swatches of (top) Elizabeth Mott Pearl and (bottom) MicaBeauty Fiesta .
Epice Swatch. Hard to notice but my hand was a lot smoother and soft looking after.

I'm hanging in there. I'm hoping the subscribers voices were heard and February proves to be a better Ipsy Bag.

And because I never got around to posting it (it arrived super late, and I was in the middle of moving by then), here's my December 2013 glam bag!
I've only tried the Signature by English Laundry scents Femme & Homme, both smell REALLY good. Obviously I prefer Femme ;) It smells sweet. The NYX lipstick is not really for me, but I haven't tried it so you never know.

If you are interested in joining its only $10 a month.  
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What did you think of this months Ipsy Glam bag?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sephora Finds of the Ciate Kind & Pantone.

I love having a day off and taking my time browsing the new and sale selections at my favorite stores. I recently stopped by Sephora..because I'm a beauty makeup hoarder obviously, and I wanted to see what's new in nails.

I noticed a lot of great new nail sets by Ciate!

The dolls house collection is $25 for all 5 minis. What makes it new? It has a porcelain finish! Very doll like and the pastels are right on for spring. I loooove these french macaron hues. :)
 And more Ciate! There's sooo many it's crazy. The fun part is that now you can choose 3 of your faves (any 3!!). Mix and match to create your custom kit. There's a lot of options and it's only $18.

 This polish "Comic Strip" goes in my imaginary set. It's soooo cool and pop art is always fun. You could really do a lot of nail art with this, match it up with a blue matte color and outline your nail in black, instant pop art. How about the shade "Beam Me Up"? The rose and gold flakes are HUGE.

This always makes it to my imaginary shopping cart. Bada bing...."Bada-Bloom" I'll be buying this soon! Comes in a pink shade too with these individual flower art you can place on your nail as you please. Once again sooo good for spring!

Have you tried the tester nail strips at Sephora? So much fun.

The tester shade? Marc Jacobs "Oui!"
Not totally nail related but I scored a great deal while I was there.

Sephora + Pantone Universe select items are on major sale. There was nail polish (see, kind of on topic), lipstick in a mother of pearl shade, and eyeshadows to choose from for $10.

Oh and there was this...

Illuminzer Primer in Snow White.

And Swatches, because either your already asked or I know you will ask! ;)

Iridescent mother of pearl shimmer, comes up with a hint of pink on my skin tone.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sale Alert: Piperlime Extra 60% off!

A great sale alert to kick off your weekend!

Piperlime has started their crazy sales today! You can take an extra 60% off all Final Sale items. And you can also take an extra 40% off Sale items. 
Pick your items, and checkout fast, these deals wont last.

piperlime sale 60% off

I'm liking these blues and pinks I picked out. How about you?
Sorry for the blurryish images :/ But you get the point.

Tinley Cobalt blue textured zip moto for $20.79 was $129
Pim+Larkin Sequin Collar Sweater for $13.99 was $79
Pim + Larkin Printed Circle Skirt for $13.99 was $59

There's also a lot of cute blouse for around $5-$11 and some great lightweight coats if you are still looking for one before the season ends.

Use code: EXTRAOFF for your discount.
Sale will end 1/25.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sale Alert: Kate Spade New York

Extra, extra, read all about it! Just heard about this Kate Spade New York sale and it's one day only. Facebook fans get the heads up early today. 

KSNY brought back some of their fave iconic bags "Greatest Hits" for one day only 1/22 (and today!). The prices are pretty reasonable for a statement making bag that will make an entrance for sure. So if you have been saving your $ for a great handbag now is your chance. While most are between $79-$199, I found these two for $59. I looove the newspaper clutch and a good deal!
 So cute.

Shop the handbags soon before they run out. Here's the link: ksny surprise sale

Thursday, January 16, 2014

H&M 50% off ALL Sale

H&M sale is on sale and it begins today.
Take 50% off all sale items.
This is an online & In-store deal.

You may also use a 20% off coupon w/ your purchase over $60 until 1/20.
You can get this coupon through your email from H&M today, you can show the coupon or print it out.

A cute outfit under $5!

H&M sale, womens, dress, deco clutch, statement necklace

And pretty floral decor for your home. As low as $2.50!

H&M Home Decor, Pillow, foral, tea towels, cake plate

I will vouch, the H&M Home items I have purchased are pretty awesome! The pillow covers are unique and cool so don't hesitate, items will sell out quick.

Will you be shopping the H&M sale?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Target Home Chic

Ever since my big move into my new home, I've been wanting to really chic up my living space.
And Target has just the things I need!

Nate Berkus Target Gold decor
 I'm loving all the new Spring 2014 Nate Berkus collection.
Gold everything!

Nate Berkus gold turtle shell decor box
 Gold turtle shell decor box.
I really want this, I'll wait for clearance though.
nate berkus for target gold lamp base
 How about this gold lamp base? It's pretty pricey but it's niiiiice.

Don't forget to check out all the new markdowns. 
The clearance finds are amazing right now!

Taken from my Instagram @thefashionpalate
  I recently picked up this white serving tray for $9.98! Was $29.99.
I had my eye on it since I first spotted it at Target. Glad I waited it out.

 I found the tray jackpot!
As you can see in this picture it comes in red & black too.
This particular location had the black and white tile tray and some really fabulous decor boxes.

Target fox serving tray
There's also a few of these wooden trays with rustic golden foxes on the handles.
Same price of $9.98.

Threshold Target Fox Wine Accent set
And to go with the Threshold Fox bar set, there's this cool wine accessory 3 piece Fox set. 
It's only $3.88!
I had to have one. 
What do you think of the decor? What was the last thing you bought on clearance at Target?