Tuesday, August 30, 2011

{Fall 2011} Makeup Report by Clinique

Clinique announced their 3 Top Trends in their Style Report:

The Comeback of the Skirt  ~  Ethnic Inspiration  ~  Sheer Beauty 

 A look this polished calls for spotless skin, powdered to perfection. Meticulously lined eyes, dramatic lashes and classic red lips pull it all together.     
I love that gorgeous Butter Shine Lipstick color!

Look great in any time zone with smooth, healthy-looking skin. Carry-on musts: new cooling eye colour and easy-swipe lip balm.   
Makeup that's equally soft and feminine fits right into this flirty look. Think radiant, glowing skin with peach-blushed cheeks and sheer, just-bitten lips.

{Life Lessons} A Short Story & Poem about appreciating life

Today I opened up my email and found this amazing story....


She hated herself because she was blind.
She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. 
He was always there for her.
She told her boyfriend, "If I could only see the world, 
I will marry you."
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the
bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her 
He asked her,"Now that you can see the world,will you marry me?"
The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. 
The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her.
She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the 
rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.
Her boyfriend left her in tears and days later wrote a note to 
her saying:
"Take good care of your eyes, my dear,
for before they were yours, they were mine."

~ Arthur, Unknown 
This is how the human brain often works when our status changes.
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and
who was always by their side in the most painful situations.
The email continued on with...

"Life Is a Gift"
Today before you say an unkind word -
Think of someone who can't speak.
Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of 
someone who has nothing to eat.
Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of 
someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.
Today before you complain about life -
Think of someone who went too early to heaven.
Before you complain about your children -
Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.
Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or 
sweep -
Think of the people who are living in the streets.
Before whining about the distance you drive
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
And when you are tired and complain about your job -
Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they 
had your job.
But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning 
another -
Remember that not one of us is without sin and we all answer to 
one MAKER.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down -
Put a smile on your face and thank GOD you're alive and still around.
~ Arthur, Unknown

Thank you to Arly for sharing this with me! 

Monday, August 22, 2011

{Deal Alert} Crafty Kids Playhouses

$20 for Creative Playhouses from Crafty Kids Playhouses


As a parent, I know that kids often like playing with the box a toy came in, rather than the actual toy. 3
The innovators at Crafty Kids understand this too and have designed an eco-friendly, super sturdy box playhouses. These cardboard wonder-structures can be shaped, doodled on, and re-imagined just to your kids' specifications. Plum District lets you double your money towards these larger-than-life play structures.

Crafty Kids Playhouses Details

Crafty Kids Playhouses is a leading manufacturer of Eco-Friendly Cardboard Playhouses for children. Their unique design and sturdy construction set them apart from the rest. The cardboard playhouses are made from 100% recycled, 44ECT corrugated cardboard - sturdy enough to withstand weeks of play and decoration.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

{Juicy Couture} Back to School Cool

Who would be able to resist these scented & colorful Yorkie's?! 

Juicy Couture Scented "Yorkie" Pencil Set
Juicy Couture Scented "Yorkie" Pencil Set $18.00

{Harajuku Lovers} Back to School Cool

Spotted at Bloomingdales.com are the ever so cute n' trendy Harajuku Lovers.
Pair one of these 'book' carriers with the supplies found at Target and you're good to go!  

{Glamour.com} Fall 2011's Most Wearable Fashion Trends

Glamour.com's own Susan Cernek, gives us  Fall 2011's Most Wearable Trends

  • Peplum Blazers, Coats and Vests
  • Mustard Hues
  • Polka Dots
  • Rust-Color Coats
  • Camo-Inspired
  • Maxiskirts and Cozy Sweaters
  • The 'Split-up-to-There' Skirt 
  • A Touch of Lace
  • Choker Necklaces
  • Granny Plaids
  • The 'Working-Girl' Dress
  • Jade Green Dress
  • Chunky Sweaters and Gauzy Skirts
  • Bright Pants
Which trends are you itching to try?

Sale Alert: Kathy Van Zeeland @ Zulily

I'm loving the pyramid studs on these suede boots!

Charcoal Dyan $49.99, Ori. $119

Screams bad girl in a subtle way for mommies. 
Sale ends 8/15 at 6am pdt

Sale Alert: Lego @ Zulily

I don't think any kid would mind waking up to a LEGO alarm clock.  How cool are these?!

These bright enormous LEGO's are on sale over at Zulily. Hurry to get your fav color!

LEGO Brick Clock $17.99, Ori. $30


LEGO was founded in Denmark by Ole Kirk Kristiansen in 1932!  LEGO is now the world's fourth-largest toy manufacturer.  No surprise there.  The word LEGO is actually a combination of the Danish words for "play well".  Good job Kristiansen! 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

kardashian kollection for sears

KimKhloe and Kourtney Kardashian have created a line of affordable dresses, jumpsuits, jewelry, accessories...pretty much everything a women wants to stay ' fresh and fabulous' this fall. 

the kardashian kollection features: 

  • belts
  • handbags
  • intimates
  • jewelry
  • sunglasses 
  • shoes
  • women's clothing
View the kardashian kollection at Sears.com and save 30% off with the code kardashian

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sale Alert: Coach @ Beyond the Rack

What's a Coach girl to do with her tote at the beach? Get matching summer eyewear!
Head on over to Beyond the Rack where they have various styles all under $100. 

Hurry! Sale ends in 2 DAYS 09:44 and counting! 

Here are my 2 favs!

Carla (Brown) $249.99 $99

Devon (Black) $249.99 $99

Sale Alert: Lenora Dame @ ideeli

I can't say I'm familiar with Lenora Dame, but the Alphabet Collection is featured on ideeli until tomorrow.  It's the cutest gift for a teacher or lover of words. 

Blue/Ivory Alphabet & Striped 
Charm Bracelet$95.00 $35.00

Alphabet Stretch Bracelet Set$70.00  $29.00

Juicy Couture Fall 2011 Preorder

My heart skipped a beat when I was browsing Juicy online. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Clinique's New 'Black Honey' Collection!

Clinque's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
is one of my ultimate makeup fav's! 

It's an exclusive, universally flattering color! Black Honey lovers will be happy to know that Clinique has released a Limited Edition Collection!