I've been shopping every Old Navy sale since I found out they carry tall shirts on the website. I Love this shirt, lol...so I thought I'd throw it on and go hit today's Old Navy Sale....but it doesn't look like I need to, does it?
I took a few pictures of the China Glaze Sea Goddess nail polish collection while at Ulta. And then, no joke, I hopped in the car and made hubby speed on down the parking lot to Sally's, hoping to find them and be able to use my club card. As luck would have it, they didn't have them, nor had they heard of them.
At any rate, they had the swatches attached at the top of the display, which was on the bottom shelf. No, Ulta, No!!! This needs to be on the top shelf where you can fully appreciate it in the lighting. The colors look so beautiful in the bottles!!! On the upper left are the swatches with no flash, and the upper right are the swatches with flash.
According to the display, this collection retails for $10 each. The blue is Seahorsin' Around. The rose is Shell We Dance? The lighter pink is called Wish Upon A Starfish. The white is Sand Dolla Make You Holla, and jeepers, I don't have a picture of the green at all. *blogger fail*
From Fred Meyer, I purchased the grey leggings, the boot socks with the buttons sewn on the side, and the long sleeved off-white t-shirt with V neck. It's a little sheer so I covered it with the scarf and sweater from Old Navy. I have this sweater in a couple of colors. I'm totally in love with it!! (For reference, I usually buy talls since I'm 5'8" but this sweater is in the regular length.)
The boots are SO comfortable. Actually the whole outfit was. I'm sorry about the wierdness of my neck. Being in the neck brace for nine months left it pretty bumpy and I have to try and figure out what to do to fix the muscles, etc.
Anyway, the Enzo Angiolini boots at Nordstrom are now on sale for almost $100 OFF!!! Get them HERE and get them NOW! (gah! I paid full price for both of mine. wow!) They're only $60 now!!!
My physical therapist and I were discussing the slow healing of my facial blisters from an allergy to latex during surgery. It's been almost six long months since I could wear makeup to show you how new things look!!
Anyway, I did the boot scootin' boogie and went to Walgreens at warp speed. The oil below is the one I chose. There are many different kinds of the oils, each for different types if skin and skin problems. I'm liking this as an addition to my routine to heal my face.
I was going to insert these pictures into my previous post that came from Instagram, but I thought maybe having everything here and fresh where you could find it might be better.
OPI takes us to Brazil in Spring of 2014 via their nail polish collection which contains 11 gorgeous creme colors, 1 beautiful satin and four liquid sand textured nail polishes. This collection will be available on February 3rd, 2014. Sit back and enjoy the pretty pictures.
Here are swatches of the twelve nail polishes that you see in the display above, (noting that the teal is actually a slightly brighter color than the picture below):
In addition to the set of 12 colors above are four of Opi's textured nail polishes, called Liquid Sand.
And...swatches of the sand colors. I can't wait to see real life swatches with top coat, but boy, oh boy, do I ever want that beautiful radiant orchid color named Samba-Dy Loves Purple!!
And, the picture I posted the other day from Instagram:
I'm really looking forward to this whole extended collection. How about you? Which colors do you find speak most to you? Anything you're dying for?
Here they are pictured in the store called Above The Zone. It's in the Northway Mall in Anchorage, next to Burlington. It is owned by my beautiful childhood friend Deb, who also owns Dollar Zone. Above The Zone is more of a boutique, having all types of fashion and makeup items.
These boots are super comfortable and I think they were around $14. Outstanding!!! They are happy, happy boots! They have a wedge heel which is very comfortable. I've got a wobbly ankle so sometimes if a wedge is too high, I can't do it. This is just perfect. Style, cuteness and functionality.
We've been having a really warm winter with lots of rain lately. The main roads are like swimming pools and the neighborhoods are like a roller coaster as you go over and under the ice berms and puddles. This is perfect weather for my rubber boots. I LOVE THEM. I just love them. They are to the knee...perfection!!
If you live in Alaska, be sure to check out Dollar Zone and Above the Zone. You can also contact them via their facebook pages, Dollar Zone and Above The Zone. You can also contact them via Twitter. Show a hometown girl some support and check out Deb's stores. Now, lol!
My initial review for this product is right here in this little ol' link. My 19 year old has discovered the wonders of Marc Anthony hair products. We find them at Walgreens and they can also be ordered from Drugstore.com. This is such a good product, it deserves a revisit.
I'm getting some things ready to photograph. I've collected a lot while waiting to be able to wear makeup again. About six months ago, I had surgery on my knee and unfortunately, they used a latex mixed surgical mask for me. I'm allergic to Latex. Everywhere the mask touched blistered, which is why you haven't seen my face for awhile.
It's been very humbling. And I know the scars will be lasting but I feel really blessed that I haven't had to deal with acne scars as part of my existance, so going this far without damage to my face makes me feel like maybe this won't be so bad.
I'm getting close to being healed. I'm going to talk about this more soon and tell you some things that I've done when I was able to use products on my face. I went to the dermatologist three times, my regular doctor twice and none of their creams helped. I also got pink eye at one point in some of the sores. It all made me feel so beautiful!!! It's been pretty horrifying.
But again, I'm going to be showing you some wonderful products that have helped me to get almost healed. Maybe a few more weeks and I'll have a face back, in whatever form it will be. And I'll share all of it with you.
You need to know really quickly that Too Faced is having free shipping from now thru 1/20/14, using the code TGIF. If you click through my affiliate link, or the ad on my sidebar, I will receive back a small percentage of the sale, which helps keep Polarbelle on the air.
Shop now, shop often. Get some chocolate while at Too Faced!! Have you tried the Chocolate palette yet? I'm on the fence about it since I haven't seen it in person yet....what do you think? A must have?
I grabbed these two Valentine's t-shirts as soon as I saw them at Old Navy. You should know they almost sold out in one day at my local store!!! Also note that Pooh Bear runs a full size smaller than Snoopy. Retail price of each shirt is $14.95 but there is a sale online currently. But you have to be quick!!
This is BIG NEWS for all Butter London fans!! In their Last Orders section, (which are the items being discontinued), of the Butter London website, the items will be 50% off until 1/23/14. This is HUGE!!! There are several very popular favorites on the list.
If you've been waiting to order some Butter London, you need to run to the LAST ORDER SECTION, because chances are very good that what you have been looking at is on the chopping block and will sell quickly. I see some really great items there and a lot of them!!!
When I first saw this Maybelline Street Chic nail polish display, (notice that it features the Official Nail Color Of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York), I originally passed up the color on the far left. How many more speckled black and white top coats do I need? BUT WAIT!!!! Did you know this color is a pink?
I can see it in the photo, but I didn't see it in the store. The display was slightly above my head. At another store, I found these in with the regular Maybelline display and saw the name...can't wait to swatch it!!
These look really interesting. Maybelline has great eyeshadows. I'm very tempted by the quads put out for Spring 2014. I've always loved Maybelline....if you haven't tried their eyeshadows, you just have to!!!
This week, Fred Meyer has a BOGO 1/2 sale on Maybelline. That's all I needed to know!!!!
This display features Master Glaze, the stick creme blushes that you see on the left. And on the right is Master hi-light, which has four blushes and two bronzers. They're so pretty to look at, I just can't wait to swatch them.
I rarely use cream blush so I'm waiting to read reviews but I bought the whole right side out of curiosity. The colors in the matrixes are so complex and beautiful that I can't wait to see what they look like blended, on the face and in comparison with each other.
Check out the Vicious Varnish. I bought a few, well ok, all of them to try. I was kind of in a hurry so I didn't take the time to look at the BB tinted moisturizer or whatever is on the left. Guess I need to go back to Walgreens!!
I have pictures of the very top row of eyeshadows in the left side of the picture. It really surprised me that the display held singles of their Color Icon creamy glitter eyeshadows that matched the regular Color Icon singles. I suppose I should have gotten one to try because they are so inexpensive, but I didn't.
The next row contains the Mega Rocks glitter nail polishes. I have purchased five to this point but haven't swatched them for you yet. You can see some of those in this Instagram picture as well as this photo of the first two that I had purchased.
In the middle, you'll see the Mega Slicks lip stains. Sorry for the fuzzy phone pictures. I hope they're nice, moisturizing and last a long time because I bought all but the light beige.
Next to that, you'll find this glorious 8 pan eyeshadow palette. Don't you just LOVE these palettes?????
Oh I love that palette!!! It's like a whole brand new box of crayons to play with!!! I originally posted the picture here on Instagram. Blogger fail - I didn't look at the two polishes next to the palette because I fell so in love so fast. But I'll take care of that error tomorrow.
And the last row contains the Powder Play 5 pan eyeshadow palettes that came out in December.
There's a lot to choose from. Don't you just love Wet N Wild? I love the neutrals as much as the brights. And now that I've shown you the initial details, I guess it's time to swatch, right??
It's available in many colors. I can't tell you which right now. My son called while I was in the dressing room so I had to grab my purchases and check out really quickly. However, there is a new sale starting today, AND you get Kohl's cash!! Always a blessing.
In Alaska, I wear a lot of thermal tops or long sleeved t-shirts during the winter, almost 100% of mine are purchased at Kohl's. This is an awesome item. Get it!!
This is a sweater from the JLo Collection at Kohl's which I've been admiring for awhile. I love so many of the JLo items at Kohl's, but they are often really boxy on me. She's very short waisted and I'm very long waisted, and I think in her designs, she doesn't really take other body styles into consideration. I'd love to see that change so I could enjoy more of her offerings.
This sweater, while looking bulky, is actually really comfortable. I love the orange and it also comes in other colors. It looks like my Alaskan store was just restocked on these, even tho I expect spring fashions to show up any day. The turtleneck is loose and it's high, but very comfortable. It has hi-lo styling where the front is higher and the back is a little lower to cover whatever you may have back there. After two surgeries in 2013, one which was pretty serious and the recovery almost a whole year, I have a shelf back there that I like a hi-lo top to hide.
At the top left are the two colors I first chose from the Rimmel London Scandal Eyes eyeshadow paint. You should probably check on my Instagram for all the details. I think I might want to get the pink one, too.
Maybelline The Buffs Nude lipstick collection has found it's way to Freddie's and I was excited to see it there.
And look at this cheek boutique collection from Revlon. They also had a couple of displays of the new release of Skinlights, which were very popular in the past. In the cheek collection, I'm particularly curious about the things in the upper left side that look a bit like Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks. Looks exciting to me!!
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