Thursday, July 30, 2015

#MOTD: Eyes on the 70's Palette

Greeting Beauties!!!
Unfortunately, I think this palette is sold out but there is a similar palette that BH Cosmetics offers, which is the Eyes on the '80s Eyeshadow Palette

I really like this 70's one though. The colors are really comparable, however, there are more shimmer shades in this '70s palette.

For the look I acheived below, I used the darkest blue shade (one the lid), the white shadow (on the brow bone), the neutral brown shde (in the crease), and the metallic gold brown shade (on the bottom lash line).

I used MAC's gold glitter on the bottom lash line as well. This glitter came in MAC holiday pigment set.

 I'm really feeling like the 70's right now. 

All Products used: 
Stila Stay All Day Foundation in Warm
BH Cosmetics Eyes on the '70s  Palette
NYX Correct, Conceal, and Contour Palette in Dark
LA Girl Pro Concealer in Almond
MAC Translucent Loose Powder
MAC Glitter in Gold 
Covergirl "Queen Collection" Bronzer
Jordana Powder Blush in Touch of Pink 
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Stain in Sultry

I would definitely wear this look out on the weekend during the daytime or night. Let me know what you think. Do you own a similar palette?

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Prada Candy Kiss Collection

Greetings Beauties!

Yesterday, this sample of the Prada Candy was in my Macy's catalog, and let me tell you hunnie.......

It smells so good. The Eau De Parfume scent is a great mix of baby powder, floral, and sugar. The sample sheet was the Eau De Parfume scent. It smells good. It is a really nice scent for summer and/or early fall. 

This thee pack of scents is currently on sale at Macy's for $80.00, and apparently this gift set is a Macy's exclusive.  

Let me know if you have smelled this before and if it is on your current wish list. 

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Diet vs. Exercise

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Greeting Beauties!

Here is my first lifestyle post, and I am excited about it. So, I have been struggling with eating clean the past month, where I did really well a couple weeks back. However, that period left me yearning for salt and sugar. I felt like a serious addict. 

Therefore, now I have resulted into exercising instead of eating clean. I am just not in the right mind frame for that right now :)  I am a member at the gym at my job, however, with the fiscal year end approaching I can't go to the gym during lunch probably until October.

So, I have decided to just focus on my abs, since that is my problem area (after having three children). 

I have been incorporating 5 to 10 min ab workouts into my free time at home, where I will do one ab workout when I first wake up and then one right before dinner.  

This has been really effective for me. So, I have some recommended video's that I have been turning to time and time again.  I have listed them below from easiest to hardest.  Number five at the end is a killer. 






This one is the hardest and it feels like it lasts forever, but it is really effective.  Let me know if you decide to try some of these. 

After doing a couple of these videos everyday, I have not had to hold my stomach in and I have pretty much been eating anything I want.  I know that this is just specific to me because my stomach is my problem area, however, you may have another problem area that you would like to attack.   

So, if you are like me and you don't want to watch what you eat and you don't have a lot of time for exercising, pick quick workouts on Youtube catered to your problem area. It doesn't have to be abs. 

Remember: This is only a recommendation for those that don't have time to exercise, and still want to eat what they want. Some people may not agree with this method and that is fine :) I like food. #imjustsaying :)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - July 17th

Greeting's Show-Off's

On July 17th Nordstrom's Anniversary sale begins.  If you are a Nordstrom card holder the sale has already started for you, where you have early access. 

Here are my early access Anniversary picks as it pertains beauty, handbags, and boots. 


(1) Stila 'modern blooms' lip glaze collection: This lip gloss set is regularly priced at $85.00 but on early access sale for $25.00.  I have one of these glosses and I really like it because it is really pigmented and moisturizing on the lips.

(2) M·A·C 'Look in a Box - Style Maven' Face Kit: This Kit comes with 2 blushes, 6 eyeshadows, and 2 lipsticks. You can not beat the price of all these MAC products for $49.50. The retail price for this kit is $118.00.

(3) GLAMGLOW® 'GLAMAZING' Set: This set, which is regularly priced at $99.00 comes with with three different mud masks that provide different skin care benefits.  It is currently priced at $65.00 during the early access sale.

(4) CLARISONIC 'Mia 2 - Mod Floral' Sonic Skin Cleansing System: I have always wanted one of these, and of course I want this particular one that has floral print design. This is regularly priced at $149.00 but on sale for $120.00.  This set also comes with a cleanser and 2 year warranty.

(5) NARS 'True NARS' Lip Pencil Set: I would definitely wear these pencils as a lipstick because they look so moisturizing. This set is priced regularly at $89.00 but on sale for $49.00.

(6) LORAC 'The Skinny Palette - Black' Eyeshadow Palette: This is the best deal of all. This palette is on sale for $15.00 and regularly priced at $113.00.  That's almost to good to be true.  There are two shimmer shades and five matte shades. This great mix of shades would create a gorgeous smokey eye.


(1) Sperry 'Saltwater' Waterproof Rain Boot: These are on sale for $79.90, where they are regularly priced at $119.00.  I would love to have these to commute on the train when it rains and snows. These are too cute.
(2) Sam Edelman 'Kayla' Over the Knee Boot: I really like these because I don't have anything like them and the heel looks really comfortable. The upper material is suede and the lining and bottom is synthetic. They are on sale for $189.00.

(1) Rebecca Minkoff 'Medium MAB' Tote: I would love this bag for work. It is on sale for $176.90 (Regular Price: $265).
(2) Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini MAB Tote' Crossbody Bag: I would love this bag for the weekend. It is not on sale and it costs $195.

Let me know what you are eyeing during this Anniversary Sale.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

M·A·C Giambattista Valli Collection

M·A·C Giambattista Valli
Greeting Show Off's 

I just had to share this beauty Giambattista Valli Collection from MAC that came out yesterday (July 9th). The lipsticks are sold out on the website however I they may be still available at specific department stores (in store) that sale MAC. You never know. I wouldn't get my hopes up though (sad face).  

Product Description: 
Couture fashion designer Giambattista Valli brings his effortless elegance and celebration of the female form to a collection of timeless lipsticks. Lips take on an air of sophistication in the coral of Tats, pale pink of Bianca B, pure peach of Margherita, regal red of Charlotte, and dark cherry of Eugenie. Each bullet features specially designed packaging that's custom matched to its lipstick shade. 

From Left to Right: Margherita, Bianca B, Tats, Charlotte, Eugenie 

It also comes with a Crystal Glaze Gloss which of course is not sold out. It actually looks really pretty if you were to wear alone or over top of one of the above lip colors in order to add a little shine.

Let me know what you think!!! If these lipsticks are restocked would you purchase one/all of them? I would love to own Eugenie. 

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Favorite Lip Color for Work

Greetings Show-Off's
I think I have raved about this lip color before, but I just have to reiterate the beauty of this lip color. It is the perfect shade for the office (in my opinion).  It is a perfect blend of brown, orange and red, that creates a beautiful neutral look that isn't too flamboyant for the office. 

Also the formula of this L'oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour in Cinnamon Toastis really moisturizing.

Lipstick Description: 
Lipcolour with intensely rich color and hydration
Enriched with nourishing ingredients like Omega 3, Vitamin E, and Argan Oil to condition and soften lips
Love It!!!

I paired it with my Cinnamon Lip Liner from Mary Kay. 

I'm sure this lip color is more for the Fall, however, I think it is perfect for the office.  
Let me know what you think and if you are going to put this shade on your makeup wish list. 

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Ann Taylor Semi-Annual Sale

Greetings Show Off's,

Today is the first day of Ann Taylor's Semi-Annual Sale.   I must admit, this is the only time I shop here (during a sale) because their prices are a little steep (compared to Forever and similar places). However, if you are into quality and fit then this is the store for you. Here are a couple of items on my current wish list. All are not on sale :( 

Here is a skirt I purchased during a sale last year.
Shirt: +LOFT
Necklace: +LOFT
Skirt: +Ann Taylor
 This is one of my favorite skirts.
I love work clothes if you couldn't tell.

Hope you find somethings you like and you get them for a good price during this sale period. is also offering 50% off today.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Summer Festival Ready

Summer Festival Ready

Mara Hoffman jump suit

Ann Taylor flat shoes

Ann Taylor clutch

Ann Taylor white ring

LORAC gold eyeshadow

Lancôme lips makeup

Greetings Show Off's, 

Here is my wish list for a upcoming wine festival that I will be attending. I am in love with rompers, because they flatter my short frame more so than jump suits and maxi dresses.

Of course, the shoes and accessories are from my favorite store (Ann Taylor). Love all they have to offer. Not only do they sell amazing attire that fits my short stature, they also have awesome shoes, jewelry and accessories. Love these sunglasses. I really want them, tear :). 

I love both of these shoes, however, I know the yellow strap wedges would look the best on my feet. 

Let me know what you think. Do you have any upcoming outdoor summer festival's/concerts that you are excited about? 

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Rocksbox July 2015

Greetings Show-Off's,

I received my July Rocksbox in the mail three days ago and these are the pieces I received.
Loren Hope - Chloe Studs $48.00 (Insider Price $43.00)
These studs are great. I love studs because the hide my overstretched pierced ear.  When I was in college I used to wear these really heavy earrings that were gorgeous. I wore them everyday, without noticing that my earring hole was getting stretched out :( 
Moon & Lola - Faro Bangle $52.00 (Insider Price $41)
 Love this bangle. Wore it over the Holiday weekend and received several compliments, including one from one of the twins (Zoey).  

Perry Street - Maddie Crystal Necklace $75.00 (Insider Price $60.00)
I really love this necklace. I don't own anything like it. It is a statement necklace that is very subtle at the same time. It is also very light. I can barely tell I have it on.

If you want to try one Rocksbox for free: 

(1) Click this link ---->

(2) Complete your personal profile.

(3) Use Coupon Code beautyshowoffxoxo before checking out.

After you receive your first free box, the other boxes will run you $19.00 per month.  Not bad (in my opinion).  

Let me know what you think and also, let me know if you have any questions as it pertains to this subscription box. 
Thank You!