Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks


It is once again time for my favorite summer sale, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  It officially starts tomorrow, but cardholders got to do a little pre-shopping this past week  My local Nordie's had sheer white curtains set up in every department, blocking off the newly reduced items from the rest of the stuff in the store.  It was a nice touch, because it made it really easy to take a peek specifically at the things I have been interested in on the website. 

I have already picked up the Kendra Scott "Elle" earrings in blush and the Zella "Move It" capris (and recommend both), but I am thinking of coming back for more.  Top of my list are the PJ Salvage lounge pants and Michael Kors Mid-Calf boots.  The Emi-Jay hair ties, at $5 with free shipping, are also a complete steal. 

Are you going to be shopping this sale?  Anything catch your eye?


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wants 2014




See my previous sale picks: 2011, 2012, 2013

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Influenster Spring Fling VoxBox



I received the complimentary Spring Fling VoxBox from Influenster to review, and I wanted to share my thoughts on the products I received with you.   This is the fourth box that they have sent to me, and I always enjoy testing everything out.  Please note that although I did received this package for review purposes, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.  


First up is this this 5 in 1 lip Care Cube from Softlips.  I am a sucker for any kind of lip balm, so I was very excited to try this out.  I really like the compact cube design, which was easy to throw into my purse.  The shape of the balm itself reminded me a lot of the EOS lip balms, and was very easy to apply.  There was also a very soft pomegranate blueberry flavor to it, which was subtle enough to not make you want to lick it off of your lips upon application.  I would absolutely buy this product in stores, and I am dying to try out the other flavors.

Softlips Cube  $3.49
I have a confession to make.  I am not a big fan of drugstore mascaras.  I find that they usually make my eyelashes clumpy.  However, not being one to pass up a freebie, I decided to give this one a chance, and I really liked it.  If you are looking for a volumizing mascara at a very reasonable price point, Rimmel's Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara is your hidden gem.  I would also purchase this in the future.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara  $5.99
Next up is the Kiss Everlasting French Manicure, and I honestly did not try these out.  I did like the look of them, and the fact that they were short, but I just don't think that artificial nails are for me.  I like to keep my nails super short, and have a hard time functioning with anything poking out above my fingertip.  I will probably end up passing these on to a friend to try out.  

Kiss Everlasting French Nails  $6.49
This is a peach pie air freshener from the movie Labor Day.  I haven't seen the movie, but I love peach pie, so I immediately put this in my car.  It didn't seem to throw off much scent, and it was kind of large to be dangling from my rearview mirror for an extended period of time, so I took it back down. They can't all be winners.


Tampons...this is an area where I get really picky.  I have a particular brand and type that I am extremely loyal to, but I figured I would try these out and see if I liked them.  I did.  Not enough to make me switch from my usual brand, but enough to purchase them if my regular brand wasn't around.  I don't really know how much you can say about something like tampons.  It is such a  personal  thing, what works best for your needs.  However, these are worth checking out if you are in the market for a new type (and you don't mind that they are lightly scented).  

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance  $3.99-$4.99
I was already a fan of Nivea body lotion products.  I feel that they are very moisturizing and absorb into the skin very well, in general.  This product did not let me down.  I also really liked the faint scent.  However, I cannot vouch for any skin firming properties.  I am not saying it doesn't work, but I didn't notice anything dramatically different about my skin.  It is worth noting that I have read other reviews where people found it very firming, so it is worth trying out.  At the end of the day, even if it isn't as firming as you would like, it is a fantastic moisturizer.

Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion  $2.49 for 2.5 oz
If you are interested in joining Influenster for your chance to receive your own VoxBox, please let me know.  I have some invites that I would be happy to share with you.  

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Hi, I'm Erin. I am living back on the east coast after 15 years out west. Currently readjusting to humidity and mosquitos. I love to take pictures and read fashion magazines.... and to talk about nothing in particular (ok, and my dogs).

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