Monthly Archives: April 2016
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Looking for the perfect mothers day gift? look no farther than Modcloth
Modcloth has a wide selection of gifts for mom, grandma and your favorite aunt!
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Letters to My Mom $14.99
After decades of offering you love, your mom deserves your affectionate words. Scribe them in the stationery that fills this hardback booklet from Chronicle Books! Each sheet comes complete with a sweet prompt and folds up to look like an envelope – and, at the end of the album is a page of stickers with which to seal your heartfelt letter. Your mother will be beyond touched!
Mom, I’ve Always Wanted to Tell You $14.99
From your first sweet steps to the time she taught you to drive, your mom has been by your side for the most significant moments in your life. Share the memories that you’ve always cherished with this charming keepsake journal! Designed by Allison Weiner and produced by Chronicle Books, it features fifty prompts that will inspire you to reflect on all of the magical and moving experiences you’ve had with your mother, as well as the adventures to come. Quaint trim and quotes about motherhood add a kiss of sweet detail each page, while your handwritten responses remind her of what a wonderful job she’s done. Momma may know best with this token that she can treasure!
As a Matter of First Course Plate Set $49.99
It’s a no-brainer that you’ll serve your guests delicious little dishes atop this eclectic set of ceramic plates! Also ideal for holding sliders, popovers, and skewers during an hors d’oeuvres hour, these blue, mustard, white, and red patterned plates bring fun flavor to the festivities.
Undisputed Class Watch in Black & Rose Gold $109.99
Become known as the arbiter of good taste by making this Midi Dial watch from Olivia Burton your everyday accessory! Elegant and classic, the rose gold face of this watch boasts a polished rim. Paired with its black leather band, this top-notch timepiece wants for nothing.
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You can now get $750 in free accessories when you sign up to be a Stella & Dot Stylist for as low as $199 now through April 30th!
An additional $100 in initial Sample Credit is accessible to Stylists immediately upon signing up. Sign-up options are as follows:
• Online and On-The-Go Sign-up: $199 for $450 in Sample Credit
• Trunk Show Essentials Sign-up: $499 for 1,100 in Sample Credit
• Business Builder Sign-up: $699 for $1,600 in Sample Credit
In addition to getting special discounts on the jewelry and accessories that you love, you will also have the freedom to style your own financial future when you become a Stylist with Stella & Dot. Other perks include:
• An incredible business to call their own
• The ability to work from home and earn extra income sharing the jewelry, accessories, and fashion trends that you love with others
• Training and support from amazing and successful women
• Free jewelry, as well as significant discounts
• Expense paid vacations
• A personal website and online business center
• and so much more!
You can learn more about becoming Stella & Dot Stylist by going here.
Last but not least, you’ll be able to earn an additional $300 in product credit when you sell $1,000 in the first 30 days!
I received the below product(s) free for review purposes
When MAKE Beauty reached out to me to do a review I knew I had to say yes!
A bit about the brand: MAKE believes there are no beauty rules. That each individual is driven by an artistic approach to their own personal reality. That it’s beautiful to be inspired by your imagination. To embrace a whimsical approach to life. To be outspoken, intelligent, confident and un-self-conscious. MAKE encourages creative self-expression as individuals everywhere
color their world. Their beauty products are designed for personal experimentation with rich formulations and rare palettes in an unconstrained range of colors, finishes and textures. The line is professionally formulated but user-friendly and can be applied as layers to give as much or as little impact as you feel like on any given day. Whether the look is the perfect no-makeup-makeup or modern minimal alongside a more pigmented finish is entirely up to you.
MAKE Silk Cream Lipstick in Taffy $25-0.12 oz.
Vivid, saturated color that does double duty as a protective moisturizing treatment with antioxidant vitamins, rosehip, soybean and safflower oils. Aloe and chamomile extract further condition lips. Feather-resistant and intensely pigmented in true-wear shades. Apply to lips after primer and liner.* Not tested on animals, hypoallergenic.
MAKE Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Alabaster $25-0.10 oz.
Turn heads with this stunning, intensely pigmented shadow in an array of blendable shades. The velvety matte powder goes on smoothly with a crease-resistant, oil-free formula that looks fresh for hours after you’ve applied it. Vitamins C and E help to provide antioxidant protection for the delicate eye area. Gently sweep over lids, apply dry or wet for a more intense finish. * Not tested on animals, hypoallergenic.
I received sample sizes’ of these products and the silk cream lipstick and Matte finish eyeshadow are Tiny and I was only able to get a few uses out of them.
Anyway, coming to the quality, the silk cream lipstick is a satin finish and the shade taffy is a medium toned pink that is universally flattering. Although the shade and finish were nice the staying power is lacking. It stays on for 4-5hours (if you don’t eat/drink anything, so it stayed on for about 2-3 for me)
The matte finish eyeshadow is a soft eggshell color with a hint of peach. The color was perfect for my skin. I like the texture as it is really easy to apply. The outcome totally gets affected if you don’t use a primer.
Enjoy a special 20% off sitewide on Makebeauty.com with the code MAKEYOURSELF, valid through 3/1-5/31
When it comes to vintage and retro clothing, many people feel that charity shops are still the be all and end all, and I agree that sometimes you can find an absolute vintage bargain in a charity shop, and if you’re really lucky, something designer. But in a world which is becoming increasingly online, buying vintage and retro clothing has also become an online affair! The two retro/vintage online shops I am going to share with you all are United Kingdom based, but they both ship worldwide.
Pop Boutique sell both ‘recycled’ vintage clothing and their own retro brand of clothing, both of which are wonderful. In the UK (and now in Gothenburg, Sweden also) you can try the clothes on in their physical stores. However, I can say that I feel that their clothes are true to size, which always makes me feel confident about online ordering.
Currently, you can only buy their own brand clothing online, but there is a vintage option on the website and it is apparently ‘coming soon’. That is exciting! Their vintage Levi jeans and shorts are a staple in my wardrobe!
In terms of their own brand retro clothes, I have many of their dresses, and I feel that retro dresses are what they really excel in. Also I think that for retro dresses, they are good value for money, with most being under £30. Their other clothing items such as skirts, jumpsuits and t-shirts are also very good quality for the price, and are either simple and understated, or wild flamboyant prints like paisley!
Pop boutique also stock men’s retro and vintage, meaning you can buy presents for any men in your life who like vintage, or recommend a great vintage online store to them!
My clothing item pick: This beautiful yet simple black dress with contrasting white collar and hem in a true sixties style!
Atom Retro is another wonderful retro and vintage online shop, albeit generally slightly pricier than Pop Boutique. Atom Retro is a site that sells branded retro and vintage, for both men and women. It is basically a really good directory for good quality vintage brands, including big names such as Pretty Green and Lambretta for Men and Madcap England and Marmalade for women.
An added bonus to Atom Retro that I find is that there is always a lot of beautiful stuff in the sale section, which is always a plus for finding some beautiful branded retro clothing for bargain prices! The swimwear section is also very good, considering I find it hard to find good quality retro stuff in which to go swimming!
Another thing I like about Atom Retro is that I feel they have a good selection of retro clothes from different time periods. I am a massive sixties lover, and a majority of my vintage clothes come from or are inspired by sixties wear, I like the option to have a good selection of clothes inspired by the fifties, sixties and seventies.
Lastly, Atom Retro has a home wear and Gifts section. And it is very very good. You can buy retro clocks, record players and even badges or key-rings for the Mod in your life!
My Clothing Item Pick: This Mod/Swinging Sixties Black jersey style dress with striped collar, giving it the a sporty-polo look.