Sunday, May 28, 2017

Mini Mall Haul

Good Morning Lovelies!

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather and beginning of summer! It's been getting warmer here in Chicago, but it's been pretty rainy. Yesterday was absolutely beautiful and sunny, and it's already warm out this morning, so I'm looking forward to taking the kids out somewhere to do something fun before work. We stopped by the mall to get pretzels and smoothies, and of course I couldn't walk past all those stores without stopping in for a minute (or thirty). Lol! Here's what I bought for myself:

Forever XXI:

Cropped Bell Sleeve Top - $6.00
Floral Print Dress - $14.00

"West Coast" Sweatshirt with Cinch-Tie Bottom - $15.00 
Ring Set - $7.99
Cute Animal Socks - $1.50
(I always get sucked into the shelves they have along the checkout line, with all the cute cheap stuff. Lol. That's where I found these adorable socks. Someone had to stop me from buying another 12 pairs, haha. It was very tempting, they have such cute stuff!!)

That's everything I bought yesterday, Have you made any recent exciting purchases? What are your plans for Memorial Day?? I hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day (and remembers the reason for tomorrow).

xo, Sarah

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Products I Regret Buying . . .

Hiiii Babes,

I've been so incredibly busy lately between work and my kids, so I haven't had much time to dedicate to my blog. I'm trying to write a little bit at a time when I get a chance, and I'm determined to post at least a couple times per month, hopefully more often than that.

Today I wanted to talk about some products that I wasn't very impressed with. We all love to talk about our Holy Grail products- the products we can't live without, but what about the products that were a total fail? Posts like this really help me decide what to buy and what to pass on, so I thought I'd write one of my own to let people know what products I would suggest staying away from. (Some of these might surprise you!)

L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

The first product on my list, is the L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. I know, I know, it's a very popular product and most people seem to love it.... unfortunately it didn't impress me at all. I tried it multiple times with different moisturizers underneath, different primers, without a primer, with different setting powders on top, by itself, etc. but nothing seemed to help. I have combination skin, and it definitely seemed to stick to my dry patches pretty badly, worse than any other foundation I've used. I understand it's a matte foundation, but I haven't had this problem with any other matte foundations. The other thing I didn't like is that it didn't keep my face matte for more than a couple hours. I kept having to touch it up with powder, which was annoying. Eventually I had enough and just threw it in the trash. Onto the next....

Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation 

Another foundation I wasn't very impressed with was the Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation. This one had good coverage, but once again it stuck horribly to any dry patches I had. I also wasn't very happy with the shade selection. I tried a few different shades and they all oxidized badly after a few hours and turned orange. I'll definitely pass on buying that ever again.

NYX Lip Primer

This is one of those products that I knew I didn't really need, but wanted to try. (I normally just put on some Chapstick/lip balm before I put on any gloss or lipstick, and it works just fine.) I love the NYX brand as a whole though, so I thought I'd give this product a go. Unfortunately I wasn't very impressed. It wasn't moisturizing at all and the product itself was actually pretty dry. I'm not a fan and won't be buying this again.

Salon Perfect Eyelash Glue

I was at Walmart one day and saw a pack of lashes that I had to have. Normally I stick with Ardell lashes and Duo glue, but I wanted to try something different. The Salon Perfect lashes ended up being a good product, but I wasn't impressed with the glue at all. It didn't dry down quickly and didn't hold for even half as long as the Duo glue usually holds for me. This product is a thumbs down for sure.

L'Oreal Infallible Paints Eyeshadow

L'Oreal came out with the Infallible Paints Eyeshadows pretty recently, and I'm always up for trying new things and experimenting with new products, so I bought a couple of these. Come to find out... I should have just saved my money, lol. Normally I love L'Oreal as a brand overall, so I really wanted to like this product but there was nothing good to be said about it. They are cream shadows that never really dries down completely, and no matter how carefully you apply them, the color ends up looking uneven. They crease horribly too. I literally threw these in the trash because I was so disappointed in them.

Have you used any of these products and what are your opinions on them? Are there any products you've purchased recently that you regret buying? Let me know in the comments below!

xo, Sarah