5.24.2012

TREATS

Good deals and girly treats always put a smile on my face. 
If I'm having an especially stressful week, stopping by my favorite department store cosmetic counter and trying a new lipstick, always seems to make things better. 
I originally planned to stop by the YSL counter to try their potted creme to powder Blush, but ultimately wasn't excited with the dry consistency. I found a Gel Blush form, in a bright, summery peach color. Perfect for giving my cheeks and lips a hint of color.  
The Barbie pink Lipstick is just that, the perfect Barbie pink! I could't pass it up.  
Shocking Mascara and Touche Eclat are two items I've always wanted to try but have been hesitant in investing in full sized products. I saw that they were available in a mini size pack, perfect for giving them a whirl.
My first Equipment blouse. 
I love the flowy blouse look, but couldn't justify spending $200+ on a blouse who's quality is as good as others I have purchased from Zara, and ones I have designed for myself, for less than half that price. When I spotted this beautiful pink snake print pattern a few months ago, I nearly caved.... but ultimately passed it up after seeing it was made in China...bummer. 
I ran to the mall to scope Nordstrom's sale today and though I was unlucky there, I found my pink snake print beauty for a much more reasonable price at Bloomingdales (Similar Here). 
 Happy tropical punch colored Peonies. 
My favorite mini guilty pleasure, Hershey's Kisses in one of my favorite antique milk glass candy dishes. Given to me by my favorite elementary school teacher. 

34 comments:

  1. Just looking at that first picture makes me feel happy:) Makeup really is like little gems of candy-pleasing to the eyes for sure!! Loved seeing all you enjoyed today!

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  2. The blush color is beautiful!
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  3. your YSL goodies are so amazing! can't wait to hear what you think! xx

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  4. Ohhh I'd love to see a swatch of the blush and the barbie pink lipstick on you! :)

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  5. oh my goodness - what is the number of your hot pink lip?? i love it!

    just got the fuchsia MUFE rouge lip in36 - i think you'd love!

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  6. Makeup is the best little treat ever! From the adorable and luxurious packaging to the pops of color, it really is a special treat and makes stress vanish! Hope your week gets better :)

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  7. alex! ur gonna love the touche eclat! i LOVE it and use it daily! it's perfect for the bright under eye u like, i like that too.. i have number 2 which give me a nice glow! <3 miriam

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  8. I love the Equipment top you got! Snakeprint + Pink = LOVE!!!!

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  9. Every girl loves a girly treat - especially when they're that pretty! xx

    http://beautyandablogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Agreed, stopping by your favourite beauty counter is the ultimate pick me up :) xx

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  11. agree, some of the best presents are the ones that i buy for myself 'just because' =)

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  12. Hi,
    I love YSL Lip Stick too, but recently i got a YSL Shocking mascara,i don't really like it.Better you didn't buy a regular size.
    btw, i love your blog and channel.

    www.angelbirdbb.blogspot.com

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  13. Equipment has the most beautiful blouses. They are a but pricy but I've been able to pick up a couple on sale. I have the snake skin but in a tan. Can't wait to see an ootd for you.

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  14. I think Zara's Quality has really gone low.
    Could find better in the same price but thiss looks nice
    xo
    Shizzy
    caughtupinpink.blogspot.com

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  15. great pieces!! I really like that lipstick. It has a super nice colour :)

    Btw, there's a bikini giveaway in my blog. Check it out if u have a moment beauty!! xoxo

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  16. That YSL lippie is sooo pretty!!! Let me know how you feel about the Touche Eclat. I am not a fan. I am trying to love it. Really I am :o(

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  17. i love the lipstick and the blouse!amazing!

    sophie xx

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  18. is that a table in louis vuitton print or wat?!

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  19. Great makeup haul - you would love YSL Shocking liquid eyeliner pen - it's the best liquid e/l in a pen form that is as close as they can be to cake e/l. Lauren Conrad recs it too!

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  20. I love that you always score designer items on sale, hopefully I'll be able to find an Equipment blouse for a reasonable price one of these days. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on YSL's Touche Eclat too, I've always wanted to try it!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  21. Love it! http://www.sanfranciscoblonde.com/

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  22. I must try the pink lipstick ASAP, Alex do you like the touche eclat? I have had it first years ago and wasn't bemused by it. So I thought I'd give it another try recently. To be honest I think it's not as good as it's hyped to be. What do you think?


    xxx

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  23. That peony is BEAUTIFUL! I've never seen that color before!

    I'm a new follower and LOVE your blog! Would love the follow back! Enter my giveaway for a Nordstrom and Starbucks gift card!

    The Pretty Pinhead

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  24. YSL ♥ hmmm maybe someday!

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  25. Love that white Jacket. Looks awesome!!

    Greetings from Germany ;)

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  26. Heya Alex!

    I would love to see that YSL blush in a video! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink:D

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  27. That's exactly how I feel about Equipment blouses too! I'm not sure what the fuss is about - they are very pretty but the quality isn't obviously enough to justify the price. Maybe one day if I own one I'll be able to see what the fuss is about :P

    http://tstyledme.wordpress.com/

    Tien xo

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