Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Peter Som for DesigNation Kohl's

Photo from SheFinds.com
Huge news for fashion lovers, Peter Som for DesigNation is arriving at Kohl's April 10, 2014.

I'm excited! The theme feels very St. Barth's. I like the black and white combos (previous collabs have also stuck with the black & white prints so it must be working) and the colorful rompers and maxis are perfect for spring/summer 2014 vacations. The prices are much the same price range as previous DeisgNation collabs starting at $30 and just under $100.

Basically what I am saying is you will want to wait for clearance! 2 weeks ago I bought the vegan leather white moto jacket from Catherine Malandrino for DesigNation on clearance for about $30 (was $120) so you will have to patient to get the best deal, but not everything will still be around. Make your list!

Peter Som features quite a few trends you will want for Spring. Here are my picks which will be budget friendly since the the lines usually debut discounted and well there's always Kohl's coupons!

And some more of my favorite looks:

Another white moto jacket! Squeal!

 Such a fun maxi dress! I bet this is going to be crowd fave.

What are your favorites? FYI: There's a really cute long sleeve tee that says "J'Adorable" on it, but the picture quality on the lookbook was bad. But keep your eyes peeled for it in-store.

Will you be shopping Peter Som for Designation?

View the whole lookbook w/prices over here.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mani Monday & Deal Alert: Chuffed with Butter London!

My Loot: (On the left) Full size Airy Fairy & Chuffed $15 each, Backstage Basics Nail Art Tool Kit. And a Trend Show Exclusive deal at Nordstrom a GWP of $45: Mini sized Snog, Nail File, Hand Cream inside the Boho Rock Wristlet & Cuticle Oil.
I am feeling rather Chuffed with myself this Mani Monday. I bought some great products by Butter London from the Lolly Brights collection for Summer 2014, scored a gift w/purchase by spending over $45, and met the nail artist Katie Hughes (Global Colour Ambassador of Butter London) herself at the Beauty Trend Show at Nordstrom Saturday morning in San Jose! 

Meeting Katie Hughes at Nordys.
More Beauty Trend show pics on my Instagram @thefashionpalate.

Meet Chuffed (Brit Slang Def.: Very Pleased). 
A bright shimmering orange w/hints of yellow from the Spring 2014 collection. It is very buildable, but also looks great with just one coat! It captures the light and will glimmer your eyeballs out, almost like looking into the sun without the risks ;) I give it 5 stars.

Katie recommended trying it on it's own, like I did here (2 coats):

And she also mentioned trying it with a an orange base color, like Jaffa which is an orange opaque lacquer from Butter London as well.

Here's how it turned out:
A bit more contrast and rich in orange. I like both!
 I did a few quick tests on my toes with a yellow creme & one with a white creme (also recommended by Katie) nail polish underneath Chuffed. All have very pretty effects. You will get your money's worth with these new lacquers.

The whole Lolly Brights selection:

The Deals:
  1. Starting 8am Sharp on HAUTELOOK shop Butter London! Great prices, grab now before they run out. Best Deal: $12.50 for the Double Take Ice Duo (P.S. I LOVE this set!) and a lot of the other sets come with the wristlet!
  2. Ulta Beauty GWP: Recieve a Boho Rock Wristlet (seen in first pic) w/purchase of $25.
  3. Sale on "Last Orders" at Butterlondon.com $19.50 for the Glam Rock 6 piece set of polishes!
  4. Receive the Boho Rock wristlet w/$35 online purchase of Butter London from Nordstrom.
  5. Macys GWP of $30 get the Nail Polish remover & file free and shop Lolly Brights.

What did you think? Will you be trying the Lolly Brights?
 I will be reviewing Airy Fairy next time.
Visit Nancy Lee of FashionCHICsta! today she is swatching Lolly,
 a shimmering strawberry in the Lolly Brights collection.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ulta Haul & Sephora finds for the Weekend!

Sometimes I get a little carried away with the beauty goodies...

I went to Ulta last night to check out the Butter London "Beauty Steal" (2 for $15) and instead I came home with all of this. :D

 Thank goodness Ulta has a sale on Bed Head Split Personality hair dyer this week because my cheap Conair from Target was making some cray roaring sound! 
Was $34.99, NOW $29.99
One side is fuchsia, the other yellow. It works pretty great so far, hair dries faster and it comes with two different attachments. Also the back vent thingy comes off, 
which is a plus so I can remove any dust that gets backed up in it.

I also went away with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi shampoo & Super Strong Daily conditioner, my salon always uses this on me and it smells so good.

I got a free "deluxe sample" of It's a 10 Plus Keratin. It says deluxe sample, but its actually the regular sized 4oz product that retails $20!! I used it this morning and it smells great and my hair feels really soft. I'm not sure what I did to earn a free product but I'll take it.

Maybelline & Revlon Deal: Buy One Get One 50% off!
I decided on getting new lipsticks rather than polish, since I bought two just last week. 
I wanted to try these new Color Whisper lipsticks by Maybelline. They are quite sheer. I got Orange Attitude since I've been on the lookout for a bright orange for summer & Petal Rebel a pretty little pink that I saw on a beauty blogger CosmeticObsession on Instagram and I just had to have it. Hence the Revlon Colorburst lip gloss "Bejeweled" which the bblogger layered over Petal Rebel. I'm excited!

MOAR Beauty Deals:
I also posted yesterday on Instagram & Facebook about Sephora's Beauty Insider freebie. Spend $25 and get a free Sephora Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid pouch with code: ORCHID
Also add up to 5 (instead of 3) free samples until 3/25.

I just love this color.
 Also a few products Radiant Orchid Inspired.
I have to have that orchid blush by Marc Jacobs Beauty.
 I went swatch happy. the 3 swatches closest to the right of the thumb are the Pantone Universe Radiant Paint gloss trio you see to the right. This is on my shopping list.

Even moar deals, some not even beauty related:
Ulta Beauty check website for bogo's and $3.50 off $10 coupon plus Beauty Steals that change up daily.
Old Navy extra 30% off your purchase including summer steals! Use code: THANKS
Target Shoes & Handbags BOGO 50% off. With code: BOGO50
H&M MidSeason Sale up to 70% off new styles. Free ship spend over $50 w/code: 1671

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag- March 2014

The Ipsy Glam Bag for March arrived earlier this week for me and I've been paying with one or two of the items already. The Theme? Destination Beauty.

The contents:

The bag.
Ipsy has started up something new and cool. The bags are now being designed by featured artists and those that submit artwork and get picked through the New Artist Series. I thought this was a clever and unique feature. And I like the bright colorful bag designed by Klari and she's from the bay area so extra plus!.

Individual Product close up:
Be a Bombshell Eye Quad in Bora Bora
A set of 4 beautiful summer shades suitable for a destination vacation. 
I'm looking forward to trying these colors.

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 week tan lotion.
I've never had to use tan lotion before...so yah.

 bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie in Get Ready
"Creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented color glides on like butter for 
full coverage in a rich satin finish."
I was surprised to get a Bareminerals product! Very pleased because I love their lipsticks.
This one is very creamy and has vitamins a, c & e. It's a great color for probably anyone. 
It came with a free sample of mascara and shipping code, feel free to whoever is the first to use it.

Here's a swatch.

Chella Indigo Blue Eyeliner
I was excited to get this, I did one eye to start and it was a bit difficult to control, once the eyeliner is on it is hard to come off so you need to take your time. 
BUT when I went to continue to the next eye the pen had already dried out! 
So I'm sitting here with one eye lined darker than the other. 0_o

Nice color, but I wouldn't buy it.

4 products this month, I MIGHT try the self tanner, but being already tan naturally I don't need it.
So I will be using 2 out 4 products this month. Kinda bummed I didn't get the Nicole OPI polish or Pacifica lotion...

Sign up for a glam bag once a month for $10 using my Ipsy Glam Bag link if you'd like!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mani Monday: I-rush Luck

I just picked up a new green polish last week on sale, and it just so happens to be St. Patricks Day today so I thought I might as well roll with my lucky streak. I added some gold as well, go big!
I bought this Sally Hansen Insta Dri polish from Target on sale for $3 in "I-rush Luck." 
First time actually using this Insta Dri polish and it works! My nails dried super fast. The brush is extra wide so you can paint an entire nail in one stroke. Two strokes for best coverage/color.
After that I added OPI x Mariah Carey Pure (a 14k white gold flake topcoat) on just the tops of my nail using a wedge sponge applicator.
I love this emerald green! And the gold flakes are perfect. Also how fitting is the grassy green Ikea rug in the background? Only $9.99 btw.

Did you paint your nails festively today? Leave me a link in the comments if you did, I'd love to see.

Just our luck, I found some great St.Pattys Day Sales:
LuLu's 50% off Flash Sale
ASOS 20% off w/code Luckyduck
Target $5 off  $25 women's apparel/accessories by texting code "APPAREL" to "TARGET."
J.Crew Extra 40% off sale w/code Extra40 though 4/18
World Market 17% off purchase online/in store Code: Lucky.
JCPenny extra 15% off your purchase w/code sunshine. Today only.
Kohls 15% off w/code Charm. Today only.

Friday, March 14, 2014

#SaleAlert: Fancy Pants. Deals from Old Navy & Uniqlo.

A deal not to be missed this weekend on pants, fancy, causal, bright colors, Old Navy has got them $25 and less.

I was surprised at how well this style actually fits. It's stretchy and soft and it hits my ankle in just the right place. In the pic above I tried the navy blue eyelet Diva Fit pant. 
The detail was hard to capture in the dressing room since the color is so dark, but it's very pretty and girlie.

I also tried the Pixie Pant on in this berry blue color. Very striking but not too crazy at all. 
AND they match my shoes!
Get a free white tee when you purchase a Pixie Pant.

Don't forget to try them on first so you can get a $5 off $35 off your purchase coupon!
The coupon is good until March 16.

online shopping? Use code ONSAVENOW for 15% off until tonight 3/14

And because I'm a pant person, I found this Uniqlo deal online only on one of my new FAVORITE legging pants. 2 for $29.99 (reg price $19.90 each). Buy them here.
See me wearing mine in grey here.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nordstrom Rack: Beauty Steals & The Shoes

On a recent shopping trip to Nordstrom Rack I found fabulous new brand name beauty finds that I just had to share with you!

Oh and I scored a great deal on Kate Spade New York shoes too!

How luscious are these? They were so sweet and pink they just had to come home with me. 
Orig. $88, at NRack for $49.99, I used my $20 Nordstrom Note (a Nordstrom Cardholders perk) to purchase these double bow toe jelly flats for $29.99! 

As promised, here's the beauty goodies I saw:

 Essie nail polish new arrivals. 
the purples and light blues are going fast!

 Remember these "You're making me blush" blush/bronzer cheek palettes at Sephora? Just back in February they were hot for Valentines Day. It comes with a matching lip glaze for only $14.97!

Great Smashbox "Heat Wave" sets! On is a large eye shadow palette and the one on the right is a set of 4 lip glosses for around $15! The colors are gorg from a raspberry pink to a sizzling orange.

And look who arrived? Lorac. This is most likely your last chance to grab a few Lorac cosmetics, they are being discontinued. And the prices are good, All that you see above is under $15 for the Island Tantalizer, mascara for $9, and eye shadows.

Lorac Mint Edition sets and also Too Faced eye shadow Glitter Glaze in Gold & Silver.

I got the gold :) for $7.97!

It goes on wet and sheer-ish and dries to a shadow. You can layer it over another shadow or the same one for more gold and glitter effect. It's a little tricky at first but it's VERY pretty. The removal is a bit difficult as you will have some shimmer on you face after you wash. I would go back for the silver at this price.

Any favorites you are going to hunt down this weekend?