Stop Time – Landon Austin

Here’s a catchy tune from Landon Austin called “Stop Time.”

I promise, you’ll be hooked.

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My Favorite Fashion Blogs – 2012 Roundup

1. Cupcakes and Cashmere
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2. Wendy’s Lookbook
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3. Atlantic Pacific

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All of these ladies inspire me, and I love reading their posts on a daily basis.  Which blogs made your top 3 for 2012?  If you have any recommendations, I’d love to see them!

Stylemint Grand Finale Mystery Box

My Stylemint Grand Finale Mystery Box finally arrived – a special promotion box I ordered that promised 4 to 10 items for $29.99.  I have to admit that I can’t get enough of mystery bags…

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I’ve never ordered anything from Stylemint before, but other reviews mentioned that their sizes run large.  I’m a fairly petite person, so I stuck with their smallest size (size 1).  

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In my box were the following items:

1. White Flag Tee Shirt that says “LOVE” on the pocket (I can’t find the name of it) 

Of the four pieces I received, the LOVE tee shirt is my favorite.  I’m not a huge fan of graphic tees, but it’s so soft and cute.  

2. Pink Longsleeve Henley (Mercer Tee) (value = $29.99, currently on sale for $15)

The quality of this shirt that reminds me of one that I would purchase from Splendid.  I like the bright watermelon color, but this shirt doesn’t quite fit me.  I can use it for layering or as a pajama shirt 🙂

3. Black Larkin Top (value $29.99) 

If I wear this, I will tuck this into a bodycon skirt. You might not be able to tell in the picture, but t’s a really heavy velour shirt.  The back of the shirt scoops fairly low and has a ribbon that ties it together. 

4. Cappuccino Maggie Dress (value $29.99, similar here
This dress has a henley-style front to it and comes with a (flimsy) tassel belt/rope.  This was my least favorite item in the box because it’s made out of scratchy tee shirt material and the dress doesn’t flatter.  It might suffice as a beach cover-up or pajamas.  

Earlier in the year, I ordered a Mystery Box from Jewelmint and was disappointed.  Although I might not order another mystery box from any of the Mint websites, it was fun to receive a surprise in the mail!  

You can click here for my Stylemint link. Thanks!

If you’ve purchased from Stylemint before, feel free to post your reviews below!

 

Ipsy (My Glam Bag) January 2013 Review

Hello! Now that we’re nearly half way through January, I’ve decided to take on a few of my New Year’s Resolutions.  One of those resolutions includes blogging, so I figured I would start by sharing something fun that came in the mail today… my Ipsy (My Glam) Bag!

I had high expectations because last month’s bag (and my first-ever Ipsy bag) was great!  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ipsy, this is a $10 monthly subscription service where you receive 4 to 5 makeup products in a makeup bag.  It’s a great option for those of us who want to try new products.  Unlike a lot of other subscription services, this one seems to send quite a few deluxe samples and even full-size products.  **I am not a paid sponsor of Ipsy

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Here’s what was in my bag this month:

2.5 oz Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Mini Body Butter = $7 

.5 oz Nailtini Nail Polish (full size) in the color Frappe (light pink/nude)= $6  

Soho Professional Eyeliner Brush = $7.99

.17 fl oz Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil = $4.80 (full size 1.7 oz = $48)

1.5 oz Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play Volumizing Hairspray = $2.48 (full size 10.6 oz= $17.50)

Total  Value= $28.27
All of these products came with a small, navy blue makeup bag.  The bag wasn’t attractive, but the interior was adorable because it was covered in white stars.

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I am, once again, happy with this bag and will continue to subscribe!

Let me know what your beauty favorites are!  And, if you have any product recommendations leave a comment below 🙂