Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sephora & Sally Beauty Haul + {OOTD}

Today is the 20 year anniversary of my first date with my husband!  I can't believe it has been that many years :)  On that first date we went out to dinner with another couple and to see "Forever Young" - does anyone remember that movie??  We have been inseparable ever since - original "high school sweethearts"!
As we were telling our kids this morning about the date my 9 year old said, "Wow, mom! 20 years ago was your first date? You were dating at like 10 years old then?!"  Have I mentioned how much I love this kid?? And no, I wasn't 10 (but for those of you that considered that for a moment as even a possibility after seeing me on here almost daily - God bless you!!! LOL)

First I met my husband for lunch wearing this OOTD:
 Joe Fresh Mint shawl collar sleeveless blouse / Steve Madden fringe bag / American Eagle peep toe Wedges (old) / Black cardigan via Target (old!) / Seven 7 Jeans black ankle pants / Bubble Necklace via Ebay / Kenneth Cole Watch / Multi Strand bangle bracelet via boutique in La Jolla, CA 

Okay, so after meeting my husband for lunch I ran into Sephora and Sally's for some much needed items and samples.  Here is what I came home with:
 Yes, lots of samples! I am on the look fr a great BB cream, CC cream or tinted moisturizer with SPF for the summer.  After researching some of the top performing brands I came up with to try were Urban Decay's Naked Skin, Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer and Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream.  My Beauty Insider gift today was a Tarte sample pack that also came with samples of their  "BB Tinted Treatment Primer".  I plan to try each of these products for a few days to a week and see which I like best before purchasing. 
Any others I should be trying? I am so open to suggestions!

 I also snagged Benefit's Fake Up for my under eye brightener  I need something that will not settle into the lines around my eyes and this product promises not too. We will see......I am optimistic! :)

Urban Decay's setting spray is my favorite and this one is a smaller travel size which will be perfect for my make-up bag.  Of course, I couldn't pass up the "clearance" bins and they had these great Sephora lip glosses there for only $5 each. I grabbed #1 - Honey Lips and #5 - Under A Spell...both great shimmery summer colors!

And my last stop was Sally's Beauty Supply.  I don't know why  I didn't get my new iron box completely in the picture - that is so strange. Oh well, the one that is literally taped up with sports tape is my old curling iron that finally breathed it's last breath today....as I was in the middle of curling my hair to go meet my husband no less!  I have a "back-up" iron that I don't like very much in the cabinet for just such emergencies and boy was I glad that I did today!  
Sally's still had my same iron in store, but I opted for this one by ion Finishing Solutions because I was told it still has all the same features as my beloved old iron (and has the twirling end which is a MUST for me!), but is a little nicer quality.  
That poor pitiful iron that is all taped up and looks 15 years old is only about a year and a half old. I figured that it should have last much longer than that (it has been taped for almost 6 months!) so I didn't really want to purchase another one of that brand and be back in here again in a year or so. 

Well, that is all I have for today (PLENTY I would say!).
Hope you are all having a great week so far :)



  1. Love this look, effortless and chic. And your hair looks amazing!

  2. AWW that is so so sweet! What an exciting milestone! You look just beautiful :)

  3. Happy 20 years jessy! My that's a long time! But I admire that, it's so sweet to have known and grown up with someone for that length of time.

    Love your effortless outfit! I would say this would be my weekday "go-to" look. Simple and chic :)

  4. Love that necklace!! Following :)



  5. 20 years!? That's awesome! Your kids are so stinking cute! Haha! You look fabulous and it looks like you had a successful day of shopping too!! :)


  6. Beautiful outfit! Please consider doing a full review on the Fake Up, I'd be really interested in that.
    Looking good!


  7. Fabulous OOTD, Jessy! These are my favorite kind of looks...so chic and classy yet so effortless. Perfect!!

    You look amazing! C'mon girl...we are not that old. Are we? Ha ha! I'll be 36 on MOnday. EEK.
    Have a wonderful weekend
    XO, Gina

    1. Thanks, Gina and Happy Birthday!!! I am right behind you :)
      Enjoy what is left of the weekend..


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