Monthly Archives: September 2015

Friday Favorites Fashion  & Home Bits

Friday Favorites | Fashion + Home Bits

September 18, 2015

Friday Favorites Fashion & Home Bits

{ Crossbody Bag | Mirrored Glass Top Accent Table | Turtleneck Stripe Dress | Green Bodysuit  | Over the Knee Boot | Diamond-Tufted Upholstered Bed }

I wasn’t able to do a Wednesday’s Wish List this week because I was in Las Vegas. So I’ve decided to post about a few items that caught my eye recently…my Friday Favorites.

I’ve been on the hunt for a larger crossbody bag in black for several months. I think this Rebecca Minkoff one is exactly what I’ve been looking for! When I run errands and/or I have my boys with me, I want to be hands-free. I’m sick of fussing with my bags as they constantly fall off my shoulder. The crossbody style is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, and when they look as chic as this one does… perfect.

I found this Mirrored Glass Top Accent Table on the Joss & Main site. Although their featured sales only last several days, they always have items like this and the tufted bed for sale (and at crazy affordable prices!). So that’s why I chose to include them here. This accent table would look great in between two sofas, next to a great chair, or even in a bedroom sitting corner – next to an accent chair or chaise lounge. I love the mirrored glass top because anything you put on top will showcase better because of the reflection. The bed is so pretty. My husband and I just bought this exact one for our guest room.

If you haven’t checked out the site SABO Skirt, you should. You can find such great outfits and sexy items for an amazingly affordable price! And this stripe dress is a perfect example. It’s a good transition piece to have in my wardrobe. If I travel to colder places this Fall or Winter, I can still wear this dress with tights, booties and a coat.

Ok…It’s not often that I find (or even look for) a good bodysuit. I remember wearing them when I was in jr. high. But when I found this drapey, wrapped v-neck bodysuit It made me (oddly) very happy. Obviously you can wear this in the warmer months with some cut-off shorts or a pretty skirt. But moving into the cooler months, I invasion myself wearing this layered with a cute chunky cardigan, a cool leather jacket and jeans.

These boots though. Need I say more?

Have a great weekend!

Xx,

PAP Signature

5 Nude-Pink lipstick swatch

Top 5: Nude-Pink Lipsticks | Sephora, Lancôme, ColourPop, Buxom, Wet n Wild

September 10, 2015

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Sephora Rouge CreamDecollete | Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick – Bare It All | Lancôme Shine LoverTwisted Beige | ColourPopCookie | Buxom Full-On Lipstick – Sydney 

These are my current Top 5 nude-pink lipsticks.

Decollete, is definitely more of a warm rose-nude shade. In my opinion, it goes well with almost any look and compliments many skin tones. The Sephora Rouge Cream Lipsticks are highly pigmented, affordable, and the formula is hydrating + creamy. And this shade makes my teeth look a lot whiter (bonus)!

Bare It All, is my perfect go-to warm nude shade. And at just under $2USD, you can bare to grab a bunch next time you’re at your local drugstore! I actually own 3. I find that the MegaLast lipstick formula is longwearing on me + not very drying to my lips. I like to apply a balm on my lips first under most of my lipsticks anyway, just for an extra boost of hydration. MegaLast claims to be a long-lasting 4-hour formula. For me, I find that I have to touch up after about 2–2.5 hours.

Twisted Beige, is a beautiful + subtle cool-toned pink-nude shade. Lancôme Shine Lover is a hydrating glossy lipstick. It’s the perfect marriage between a lipstick and a gloss, with out being too glossy (does that make sense?). It’s such a pretty color. I really love this formula. it’s very comfortable to wear and great for everyday.

Cookie. Oh, Cookie-Cookie…I love my Lippie Stix‘s from at ColourPop! I own MANY! And Cookie is definitely another go-to warm-toned nude for me. When in doubt, I choose Cookie. This shade is a matte formula. So if you’re not into the matte lipsticks, don’t go for this one. The Lippie Stix formula is not long lasting but the colors are so pigmented and pretty, that I can overlook this minor detail. And because they are so affordable I can’t really complain. And ColourPop just launched their new Fall 2015 collection, so go check it out!

And my final fave is Sydney. I own 3 Buxom Full-On lipsticks. Sydney is a cool-toned pinkish-nude shade. This lip-tingling lipstick is matte, yet hydrating. The tingling sensation it gives my lips is NOT overpowering. I actually avoid buying products that claim to be lip-plumping + tingley because my lips actually feel like they’re burning! But not with the Full-On lipsticks. The sensation is very mild. I also like how the product is shaped. It’s like I’m applying a lip liner. I can be more precise. And for those with smaller lips, this will great. It also comes with a built-in sharpener to keep that perfect point!

Xx,

PAP Signature

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Wednesday’s Wish List | Fall Fashion + Beauty Items 2015

September 02, 2015

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{ I love everything about this look  }

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{ …and this look }

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{ Black Jeggings | Pullover Sweater | Flowy Cowlneck Top Olive Dress | Panama Hat  | Knotted Necklace  | Ivory Trench | Liquid Lipstick | Night Balm  }

This is what I’ve had my eye on lately… So naturally, they’ve made my Wednesday Wish List Series. I usually accumulate a list over the course of a couple of nights. I like browsing around online while sipping on tea.

I noticed I actually like a lot of outfits from Splendid. I didn’t really notice that until I started working on this post. But I like that the looks are still chic but comfy. I can see myself wearing those cute new jeggings with a slightly oversized lightweight sweater, while running errands. I would still look put together but be COMFORTABLE. Which is EVERYTHING to me as a stay-at-home-mom!  Of course here in Florida we don’t get a typical Fall or Winter (*sigh), but I definitely like to dress the part as much as I can!

The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade DAMNED – a black cherry color, is a cool vampy shade + perfectly on trend for the season. I’m not afraid of dark or bright lip shades. I have fun with makeup + enjoy trying something new!

This SLEEP TIGHT FIRMING NIGHT BALM by Farmacy, is a new product at Sephora. I’m all about getting benefits while sleeping! I love trying night treatments and sleep masks. This one has good reviews thus far online…something to try.

xx,

PAP Signature

*Photos:  Splendid, UO, Sephora 

 

Dermarie

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT: DERMARIE ANTI-AGING CLEANSER & FACIAL SERUM REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

September 01, 2015

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Dermarie Advanced Skin Science was kind enough to send me samples of these two products to try out for you guys. I’ve been testing the NEW Age Defying Facial Cleanser + Rose Hip Seed Oil, and the Skin Tightening Anti-aging Facial Serum for about a month.

And because I see and feel the results, I’m excited to talk about them with you and include them in my Beauty Spotlight Series. But first, let me give you a little 4-1-1 on the company…

Dermarie gives us results by merging ground-breaking skin care technology with powerful ingredients found in nature. What does that mean for you and me? That means we get natural and effective skin care. Skin care that is perfect for most skin types. Skin care with rich benefits due to Mother Nature’s ingredients. And because their products are NOT loaded with things we don’t want for our skin, we can be sure we’re getting pure, powerful + healthy skin care products. All Dermarie skin care products are also developed right here in the U.S. and are 100% cruelty free and never tested on animals.

Age Defying Facial Cleanser + Rose Hip Seed Oil:

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I’m just going to list what I liked and noticed from using the product.

→ it has a barley there fresh, clean scent. I smell a hint of rose.

→cleanser turns into a nice lather

→takes off all my makeup (if you use heavy makeup or waterproof eye makeup, I suggest you cleanse twice or use a makeup wipe prior)

→does not strip my skin or leave it feeling dry

→my skin looks and feels clean after use

→my skin appears healthy

overall I’ve really enjoyed using this cleanser!

FACTS/PRODUCT CLAIMS:

formulated with Vitamin A,C, E, F and Rose Hip Seed Oil. With daily continued use it supposed to help promote collagen growth, deep clean, balance the skin’s natural pH, reduce wrinkles, hydrate and restore a smooth and firm appearance.

MSRP – $35

Size – 4 oz.

for all skin types

Skin Tightening Anti-aging Facial Serum:

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I’m just going to list what I liked and noticed from using the product.

→I don’t detect a scent

→lightweight serum that quickly absorbs into my skin

→1-2 pumps is all I need

→non-greasy formula

→immediately after use I feel my skin tighter!

→I’ve noticed a smoother texture of my complexion, especially on my forehead

this serum is truly one I will keep as apart of my routine. I can’t get over the immediate tightening effects! This serum sure lives up to its name.

FACTS/PRODUCT CLAIMS:

MSRP – $88

Size – 1 oz.

for all skin types

With twice daily application, this product claims to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, instantly lift and tighten for an immediate firmer complexion, and stimulate collagen.

For more information on these, or any other Dermarie skin care products, please visit their website by clicking here.

*And as always, these opinions are my own and true.

Thank you Dermarie for letting me try these amazing products!

**PLEASE CHECK MY INSTAGRAM TOMORROW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN DERMARIE FACIAL CLEANSER + SKIN TIGHTENING SERUM! 1 LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE BOTH PRODUCTS. DETAILS WILL BE POSTED ON MY INSTAGRAM ON WEDNESDAY , 9/2.

xx,

PAP Signature