Thursday, October 31, 2013

Which Revlon Lip Butters DO and Don't Have Shimmer

I like the Revlon colorburst lip butters that I bought, but I vastly prefer the texture and look of the one that does not have shimmer.

I've done some research to keep from buying the wrong shade in the future and thought it might help you too:

No Shimmer BUY:
-Sugar Plum (neutral darker pink)
-Sweet Tart (medium pink)
-Candy Apple (sheer bright red)
-Creamsicle (sheer orange)
-Fig jam (warm brown)
-Wild Watermelon (hot pink)
-Tutti Frutti (sheer coral)
-Sorbet (orangey red pink)
-Pink Truffle (brownish pink)
-Juicy Papaya (orangey pink)

No Shimmer not for me (DON'T BUY unless looking for lipstick):
-Raspberry Pie (magenta)
-Red Velvet (rich red)
-Strawberry Shortcake (barbie light pink)
-pPink Lemonade (light milky pink)

Shimmer (DON'T BUY):
-Sugar Frosting
-Creme Brulee
-Cotton Candy
-Peach Parfait
-Berry Smoothie
-Gumdrop (lilac)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What to get me for Chanukah

I am going to be good about updating my Amazon wish list this year!
I'll be putting things on there like rose gold hoops and the Essie nailpolishes I've been wanting.

If you are feeling generous and want to get me something, I would really love any of these items on the list :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Candles by the hour

I saw these candles on that I thought were cool.
They are coiled and you expose some of the candle at a time and then it automatically goes out when it burns down to the metal part so you don't set your house on fire by forgetting it.

40 Hour Candle With Box
$18   40 Hour Candle with box

Not bad, right?

If you like it, then you might want to go whole hog and get the big one:

144 Hour Candle
$40   144 Hour Candle with box

The stands and whole apparatus come with it, and you can buy a replacement coil candle later if you need one.

Perfect present for your favorite steampunk or wanna-be writer friend to light up and pretend they are romantically doing something creative by candlelight.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Men's watches like the Shinola Runwell, AKA bargaining down my husband

E fell in love with the Shinola Runwell watch with either a blue or green dial and a brown leather strap. The watch is classic, clean, round, and easy to read.
I like the look of the watch, too.
What I did not like was that it was $550 and does not look like an expensive watch to me. It is a nice watch, and a sturdy one, but not a dress watch or one that you could wear with a suit or to a fancy occasion.

I asked him if I could have a little time to try to find one he liked nearly as much but for much cheaper, and he said ok. I knew I was in for a challenge since he was so enamored of this watch, but I found a bunch that I thought captured some of the look but less than half of the price.

First, let's look at the one he really likes:

$550 Shinola Runwell with green dial and brown leather strap

One thing E did not love about this watch was the large diameter of the face, which he wished was smaller.

Here are some that I found that are a little smaller but still easy to read, round, and have a cool non-traditional dial. The main thing E wanted was to avoid having "a boring watch."

Fossil DE5000
$78 Fossil Men's watch DE5000
The bold numbers on this reminded me of the Runwell, but E didn't like the case shape.

Fossil ME3018
$129 Fossil men's watch ME3018
While I was looking at the former style, this one caught my eye because I thought it was cool with the exposed gears, and even though it was not what E had in mind, he liked it a lot too.

V03B WatchGreen Face w/ Green StrapVoid Watches
$185 V03B Watch with green face
The perfectly round dial and green color made me think of the Runwell, but E didn't like this color of green and said it was "too military."

Invicta I-Force Blue Dial Stainless Steel Black Leather Band Mens Watch 14786
$89 Invicta I-Force 14786

The shiny and brighter blue color of this appealed to E, but not as much as the original one he was looking at. Too boring still.

Invicta Lefty Force Chronograph Blue Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 1513
$99 Invicta Lefty 1513
I thought he might like the number style and steep bevel on this one better, and he did, but still no dice.

Hugo Boss Blue Dial Black Leather Mens Watch 1512790
$99 Hugo Boss Blue 1512790
Still on my blue kick, I found this which I thought looked more professional and still a fun color. "Just let me buy the one I liked."

$357 Victorinox 241290 Watch
Come on, this one is pretty damn close to the original, no?
"It's just as expensive as the one I like!"
-"No, it is $200 cheaper and that is a lot of money."

Timex® Women's Originals with Blue Classic Round Dial and Blue Denim Fabric Strap
$65 Timex Easy Reader
"Oh I like that one, how much is it?
Okay. But I wanted the leather strap. That strap is dumb.
-I can get you a leather strap on Amazon for $10. Here are 3 choices.

YAY, SAVED $490!!!
Thanks, timex.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Anthropologie Sale Surfing

My friend Chelsea alerted me to an awesome sale over at Anthro, so I checked it out and found some great deals.

These are my picks:

$69.95 Elementary Jersey dress (was $118)
I like the coral color but it also comes in black and blue. This dress looks comfortable and easy to dress up and down with the right shoes and jewelry.
It's made of viscose.

$59.95 Aida Cowl neck sweater (was $78)
Also in pink, blue, or black. I think I like pink best. Maybe I am having a pink day. The lacy back detail is so pretty and it looks like it would be high enough that your bra strap wouldn't show in back. It's made of a blend of like every material you can think of. I wonder if it is itchy.

Looks like a flattering shape and more interesting than many other sweaters, with the embellishments.
Made of cotton and nylon.

In the reviews, people say it is boxy and not flattering, but I still think it is really cute and maybe worth a try at this price. Polyester.

Acrylic blend.

 These would be good to wear to a work party (holiday events coming up) with a blazer and camisole. Polyester.

This dress gets great reviews and looks very effortless. I would warn pear-shaped people away from it, though, since this silhouette can make hips look crazy wide. Rayon.

I can't tell if I like this dress or if it looks a little homemade/prairie because of the color. Lots of reviewers love it though.

I think the colors and shape of this are so pretty. I don't think I need another bathing suit but I wish I did.

And two underwear sets:

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