I did pick up a few things I'm allowed to buy this past week (non-clothes/shoes/bags/etc)...
On clearance, with an extra 25% off and free shipping - I purchased a new makeup bag for travel. This is the St Elmo stripe from Kate Spade. As most of you can probably bare witness to, I don't wear a lot of makeup but I do enjoy playing dress up from time to time and the rest of the time, I enjoy an easy, minimalist look. I'm working on my makeup collection this summer and I wanted a new home for it as I collect before my next few trips.
As I've been hunting for bargains on a list of makeup items I want to add to my arsenal I found Stila set's at Nordstrom Rack (when I was there making a return) and sprung for them.
I love the blush and lip gloss combo on the left, which is a pastel set. Pink and peach are really great colors for me, makeup wise. They also work well with my typically minimal makeup style (as in, this way I don't randomly have red cheeks, dark, lipstick, and street walker eye liner). The set on the right has a coral and a pink lip gloss as well as 2 lip pencils (I need to practice with these, I've never actually been a lip pencil user).
Here's a little taste of the summer makeup style I love:
I love natural, pretty, simple makeup that highlights a person's best features. These girls have it down pat. Now, if only I had a makeup artist to do mine before I'm in pictures, that would be great. In the meantime, I'v found some fabulous tutorials.
I'm in the process of growing my hair out a smidge and then I will be getting this haircut (just the cut, not the color or the manly facial features of this young lady)...
That's a great length for me and I want to be able to wear my hair in beachy waves later this summer (again, after I finish getting my hair to this length). I plan to stay reddish brown, and will be opting out of highlights for the 2234932 summer in a row. Highlights are not a good look for me, I don't have your bone structure (legally blond movie quote, anyone?).
I have a Groupon purchases makeover (haircut, color, foot bathe, and brow wax) scheduled in August, so I plan to make this happen then. I know the summer will be nearing at end by then but a girl can't make her hair grow faster (or can she? I'll have to Pinterest that).
Not shopping for a month now has been rough, but I'm coming to terms with it. I'm also making a detailed list of the summer/fall items I desperately want when I do get my one blissful day of shopping for the year (well, unless we add things - the council is allowed that luxury).
So a little late but better than never, you had a taste of where my summer style is going this year. I also ordered Lauren Conrad's style book this week so who knows what fabulous ideas I might have soon.