• Fashion,  Shopping

    Living for Green!

    As it turns out, I’m not only into green beauty and household products, I’m also literally into green, the color. Green is trending for this Spring season and personally I couldn’t be happier! I needed an injection of color into my mostly neutral wardrobe, so I turned to Loft and their feminine yet versatile offerings. I was very attracted to their dress selection. Each of the options could be dressed up with accessories and shoes for a special occasion or just as easily, throw on a pair of sneakers and jean jacket and it could be a fun casual look. This is 100% my kind of style – adaptable! I…

  • Shopping

    Bring on the Savings!

    Who doesn’t love kid-decorated Christmas trees 😛 It’s that time of year again, time for eggnog, mistletoe and especially for retail madness! I’m sure all of my fellow online shoppers can relate to the absolute barrage of SALE! emails flooding your inboxes. While looking at these deals and entering in the promo codes, the question I often find myself asking is, ‘Is this the best deal I can get on this item or should I hold out for the next big sale?’ Now, if you are holiday gift shopping for a loved one, it might be best to plan according to shipping dates, it is December 6th after all. But,…

  • Beauty,  Makeup,  Shopping

    My Autumn Sephora Haul(s)

    Note: By total coincidence, this post is going up just as the Sephora Beauty Insider Holiday Hooray Event is starting (11/29-12/12). If you’re in the mood to shop but need a little inspiration, check out my recent purchases!  Am I the only one who finds a sale hard to resist? I could be completely satisfied, without a single consumeristic thought in my mind, but the second I see that Sephora is offering 20% off for VIBs for two fall weekends in a row…and then again for another (magical) extended weekend…I can’t not participate! As I had mentioned with my most recent Ulta haul, I wait for these sales to stock…

  • Beauty,  Mommy,  Shopping

    Amazon Must Haves!

    Like every true, card-carrying millenial, I am addicted to Amazon Prime. I’ve been Prime-ing for the better part of the last two decades and it’s only gotten better with time! Two–day shipping has become my way of life. And let’s not get started on how many boxes my husband and I have to break down every week to keep our house from looking like UPS Prime has become such a phenomenon that it’s all over YouTube as well! So, it’s no surprise that after non-stop binging YouTube ‘Amazon Favorites’ videos, I want to share my must haves, too! My picks are kind of random and don’t fit into any one category,…

  • Beauty,  Makeup,  Shopping

    My Trick or Treats – Ulta Haul

    How was everyone’s Halloween? Score any good loot? With beauty sales and gift sets galore, how could I not share my latest haul with you? As you probably can already tell, I am no stranger to Ulta. I shop there frequently, promotion or not, and often just for the sweet satisfaction of a beauty acquisition (#addict, I know!) However, anytime there is a special beauty sale (like Ulta’s Platinum Point Perks 20% off sale that just passed), I inventory and create a tactical strategy to get not only the best bang for my buck when it comes to my tried and trues, but to also take this opportunity as an incentive…

  • Beauty,  Shopping

    Ulta v. Sephora: Volume I – Point Perks

    Sephora and Ulta Beauty are THE two most recognized, brick-and-mortar, makeup megastores, world-wide. In my baby-free, Manhattan days, I would spend hours pouring over Sephora’s vast selection (there were no Ulta’s on The Island back then 🙁  ), amassing my makeup stash. There was a store at the entrance of my subway station – the Universe was practically forcing me to go there, buy all the makeup and become a VIB Rouge (#cringe). Now, my closest Sephora is a 30-minutes drive away and while I always have the option to shop online, my local Ulta Beauty is much closer and allows me to swatch and play with high end AND…