4.20.2010

omg liberty of london at target is major

Holly Liberty of London for Target. I have not been this infatuated with a line since Jimmy Choo collaborated with high H&M!! I know that many items (clothing and even...bikes?) are sold out, but I have made a point to go to every Target with 30 miles of me; there is still a lot of good stuff.


I had to have this dress. It is so flippin cute AND it came in petite...I had to order it online though because I believe that it is sold out in stores.

This pillow, which is GORG, was $30. I'm not joking.




And these I love love love. I even tossed my expensive (but dull) glass tumblers and plan on using these babies, which were $2.48 a piece. (Free)



And finally, how amazing is this glass? I get happy every time I open my cabinet that houses glasses and see this little number - which was also under $3.

I will be headed back for some sandals, a piggy bank and a picture frame. And maybe some sheets. And more glasses..

I suggest you do the same before it is all gone!


4.13.2010

china glaze cherish, model's own lilac dream and more..

I have been on a mission to find the perfect summer color. I have noticed that I own about 50+ nail polishes, but wear only 10 of them. I know that I like dark colors, but I also wanted to try some fun pastels that have recently come out for Spring and Summer.

From left to right (above), the shades that I decided to try are: China Glaze in Cherish, China Glaze in Millennium, Models Own in Lilac Dream, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Uptempo Plum, and Models Own in Lemon Meringue.

So here they are on (in reverse, Lemon Meringue is on thumb and pinkie has Cherish on it). I actually liked all of these colors; the Models Own pastels went on really well and the metallics from China Glaze looked great as well.



These are my top 3: Millinnium, Lilac Dream and Uptempo Plum. If I had to choose one though, I have been wearing the Sally Hansen Uptempo Plum for the last few weeks now. The Insta-Dri is no joke; the polish is completely dry in 5 minutes. I LOVE it!! I like that this color is somewhat reminiscent of Chanel's Vamp but only costs around $6. I plan on heading back to CVS for more colors this week. For those of us with the patience of a small child, polish that is dry in 5 minutes is a huge deal.
Huge.


4.11.2010

i've used the olay professional pro-x starter kit for 2 months now. and that's about all..

You may recall that I posted a while back about receiving Olay's Professional Pro-X Starter Kit for Christmas. I had my doubts about it, mostly due to the fact that the containers are tiny, it costs over $60, and honestly - it's from Olay. When I think of Olay I think of my grandmother's night cream (which was Olay), that consisted mostly of water and glycerin. There is nothing wrong with those ingredients, and they are found in many skincare products. I just am looking for something more when I am spending $60 on less than 3 oz of product.

The kit contains: Age Repair Lotion with SPF 30 (1 oz) Wrinkle Smoothing Cream (1 oz) Eye Restoration Complex (0.3 oz)

I liked the Age Repair Lotion with SPF 30 - it was nice and light, and was not too heavy - a problem that I often have with lotions containing an SPF.

But that was it. The night creme really made no real change in my skin's texture and was not all that moisturizing (in my opinion) and the eye cream was flat out bad. It did not absorb well and made my eyes water.

I am guessing that Olay will come out with an upgraded version of this product soon, and it is likely to be better. For now though, if you are really looking for a noticeable change in wrinkles and skin texture, I would spend your money on one product that will really make a difference (maybe Kinerase's Restructure Firming Cream?)

Side Note: I also do not understand Olay's new adds for their Pro-X line in which they have doctors sign their names, stating that they agree with the "above consensus statement". I don't need to see that a doctor signed their name in regard to a product, I just want to see results..but that's just me. (But I am right)



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