Monday, July 27, 2015

Primark + Refinery29 Fall Preview Event





















American Primark fans get excited! 
Primark is opening it's first stateside store this fall!

Established in Ireland and heavily known and accessible throughout the UK, Primark stocks products ranging from high street fashion for all, housewares, cosmetics and more at crazy affordable prices. We're talking sunglasses under $2, t-shirts for near $5 and pumps rounding up at $16! For items retailing at such low cost, Primark manages to keep their products chic and always on trend. In short, Primark is a college student on a budgets dream!

I had the opportunity to attend Primark's Fall Preview event at the Refinery29 offices in NYC last week and got a peep of a few of the top items that will debut in their first U.S. store. I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised! The collection was dreamier than I had imagined! Ankle boots galore, perfect wool hats in shades reminiscent of fall, structured coats in both solids and prints, dainty jewels begging to be stacked and a whole lot of super chic apparel completely influenced by the 70's and Victorian era, yet elevated to keep up with the times! 

Primark is scheduled to open it's first US store this Fall, September 2015, in Boston.

Don't live in or near Boston? Hang tight!
Word on the street is Primark plans to open more stores throughout the North East by mid 2016 ;)

Who's excited?!

xoxo
Lisa

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The G-Low Down ft. Cynthia Rowley Beauty Glowgetter Kit



Ok, so you may think I'm making a fool of myself, but the products in Cynthia Rowley Beauty Glowgetter Kit are so amazing, I can apply my makeup to resemble that of a clown, yet it blends so seamlessly that I get a clean, naturally bronzed look by blending the products in with my fingers! The end result is literally the last picture of myself shown above! Pretty awesome, huh?

If you love that nice sun-kissed summer glow, Cynthia Rowley Beauty's Glowgetter Kit is right up your alley! For $39, this kit includes a bronzer and blush with a cream to powder finish, a brightening illuminator and the Gilded Canvas Bag to store all of these goodies in. What I find so unique about this kit is the fact that virtually every one of these products are multi purpose, making it the perfect travel companion and an absolute steal. Let me break it down for ya!



On the Go Multi Blush

The Multi Blush in Pink gives just the right amount of flush with just a little dab on the cheeks. This color is absolutely stunning and it brightens up the face, which helps you look a bit more awake. I gotta tell ya, this product also looks AMAZING on the lips. It's really the perfect everyday pink and its cream to powder finish leaves my lips feeling so kissably smooth!

On the Go Multi Bronzer

Not too muddy, dark or orange, this bronzer is the absolute perfect shade! It blends into the skin gorgeously and is very natural looking (which I love!). If you want lots of pigment, go ahead and layer that bad boy on until you reach your desired shade! I focus the bronzer mainly just below my cheekbones, but have been known to blend a little on at temples, along my jawline, and sometimes on the sides of my nose for added definition. Though I have yet to try using it in this form, you can use the bronzer as an allover eyeshadow color or in the crease of your eyes to create more of a natural, everyday smokey eye.

Brightening Illuminator

What was most surprising to me was how much product came in the Brightening Illumantor stick and the nice built-in brush applicator, which aids in having total product control. The Illuminator does exactly what the name signifies-- it illuminates! I love using this right above my cheekbones, on the bridge of my nose, right above the cupid's bow to give my lips a bit of a fuller more defined appearance, mixed in with my concealer to reflect light against my dark circles making them appear less harsh and making me appear less tired and within my inner tear ducts to really open of the eyes.


If you can't already tell, I am totally obsessed with every single one of these products and the packaging is just gorgeous and so well-done. I have been non-stop reaching for this beauty kit throughout the duration of the summer. The formula is so lightweight, non-sticky and the absolute easiest to work making them the absolute perfect products to wear on hot & humid days under the NYC summer sun! 

All in all, I cannot say enough good things and hope you'll give Cynthia Rowley Beauty Glowgetter Kit a try if you're aching to re-create that natural summer glow! 

Available at Birchbox.com.

xoxo
Lisa



Monday, July 20, 2015

The Perks of Pinning on Pinterest















Free People Straw Hat, F21 Striped Crop Top, F21 Striped A-Line Skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Hayden Platform Sandal, Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses, Loveday 31 Vintage Woven Purse


 Recipes! Fitness regimens! Wedding planning! Home decor!
I think it's pretty safe to say that Pinterest, with over 50 million active users, is THE source for all things inspiration and a place we frequent to dream. Ready to think outside of the box? I've got a little tip to make some of those dreams a reality!

Have you ever thought of using Pinterest as a means to hunt down the latest deals on items you've been coveting?

A couple of months ago I decided to revisit my Pinterest boards in hopes of a little fashion inspiration . I stumbled upon this very pair of Rebecca Minkoff sandals I previously pinned and had dreamed of calling my own. I had let that dream fall by the wayside since they were $325 (that's BEFORE taxes) and completely out of my budget. I knew if I had spent that kind of dinero, it would make my stomach queasy for days! But, at second glance, I STILL loved them so, so much! I couldn't let them go, so I decided to click on the pinned image and something amazing happened! 

Ready for it?!...

I discovered The Outnet had them on sale for over half the original price! 

In that very moment, I made my sandal dreams a reality! And it didn't stop there! 
After scoring such an awesome deal, I began to see Pinterest in a new light! I sorted through the rest of my home decor and fashion boards to see if there was anything else I had pinned that I still loved. Minutes later, I discovered a decorative pillow and throw I had been eyeing to add a pop of color to my white bed sheets at a fraction of the price! Yep, made those mine too! ;)

My tip: View Pinterest as a means of creating a collection of the items you love! This will aid as a virtual reminder or a list, if you will, that will help keep items fresh in your mind that you otherwise may have forgotten about. Check the direct source you pinned the item from periodically for deals. No dice? Search the item name in google and you just may find that you can actually afford that very item you could once only dream of attaining!

I hope you enjoyed this little Pinterest tidbit & find lots of items you love at a fraction of the price!
Think of it as a modern-day treasure hunt! I mean, who doesn't love a great treasure hunt?!

xoxo
Lisa