NEW BOOTS – #NSALE HAUL

Born bootiesSay hello to my new boots! I scored these babies during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale (#NSALE) for an awesome price. They are made by ‘BORN‘, which makes really comfortable yet stylish footwear. Although these are my first BORN pair, I certainly see myself investing in more of their boots this season.

Born bootiesBorn bootiesI am really not someone who would wear uncomfortable shoes (my sister calls me a grandma when it comes to shoe shopping). I will not just purchase an uncomfortable pair of shoe because it is affordable, on sale, or just plain pretty. I have made many mistakes over the years, and certainly cribbed and wasted a lot of $$, while wearing the wrong type [read uncomfortable].

These booties provide really nice arch support (the best part!), which can be difficult to find, making them comfortable to wear all-day long. They also have a perfectly sized heel (1.5″), which means these can be worn in both dressier and casual settings. The crisscrossing straps add a bit of detailing in the front and the insole is really cushioned and soft.

Born bootiesCan’t wait for the cooler weather to wear them, and I see myself getting a lot of wear out of these with jeans, dresses, and leggings. Oh, and they also have them in black.

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J. CREW BEAUTY HAUL…

haul jcrew

Now we’ve all heard of Sephora beauty hauls, but have you heard of a J.Crew beauty haul? Definitely not me! J.Crew is one of my absolute favorite stores for shopping fashion bits. I am a big fan of their jewelry selection. They do it really well!

When I shop, I am always on the lookout to save, I’m wise like that! (*wink), so I always peek through the sale section. While I was doing that at JCrew a couple of weekends ago, I came across their beauty category (where have I been all this while!). They carry brands like Bite Beauty, Tata Harper, RMS Beauty, Sara Haap, and Dr.Dennis Gross (love). I was surprised and excited to see some of the stuff from these brands at almost 40% off. NOW THAT MADE ME HAPPY! & the rest is history…

lip srcub & lip slip

This brand has been on my radar for quite a while now, and I had been eyeing The Lip Scrub by SARA HAPP ($24) but could never justify the hefty price tag for a lip scrub. I caved when I saw that it was marked down. It’s a cult product and comes in different flavors; I got the sparkling pink grapefruit. The boxed packaging is very luxe with a white ribbon bow on top, while the pot itself is made of cheap plastic that can easily crack if dropped (I think). So, not very happy about that. But I am excited to try this flake-eliminating and super-softening lip scrub. To perfectly pair with the scrub I also picked up The Lip Slip by SARA HAPP ($24), their second most popular product. This One Luxe Balm also comes in a beautiful shiny rose-gold box with a white ribbon bow on the top. Its infused with sweet almond, jojoba and macadamia nut oils, hence has a sweet scent/smell to it. It’s a thick, bit tacky, very hydrating lip balm with a slight shimmer in it.

lip 2checek

RMS BEAUTY Lip2Cheek ($36) in Demure is my first purchase of this brand. RMS Beauty is an organic brand that makes safe and healthy cosmetics using top-quality natural ingredients. RMS beauty quotes “We use food-grade,organic ingredients in their most natural state. You can scoop it out of the jar and put it into your mouth.” I am definitely not doing that though! Demure has a soft pink rose shade with a hint of mauve (mauve is not my first choice for lip color). I will be getting my hands on more of RMS Beauty soon – have heard good things about their raw coconut cream.

edie lola bite

BITE BEAUTY is such a popular & loved brand these days. I love their agave lip mask – 10/10 on that. I’ll get to that in a later post maybe. Bite Beauty is another natural brand, free of nastys. I already knew I loved Bite, so I was happy to see these bright and gorgeous J.Crew exclusive shades, and was happier to buy these on sale. These are from their matte creme lip crayon collection. The color Lola (24) is a bright crimson pink & Edie (24) is a summer orangey-red. They are matte yet have a moist comforting texture, which is water-resistant & long-wearing. They claim that “all Bite beauty lipsticks are infused with the age-fighting antioxidant resveratrol – the equivalent of five glasses of wine.” Now that’s quite a claim! I like their products irrespective but hey, if it comes with all the antioxidant properties, I’m all for it.

double arrow cuff

Lastly, this beautiful, edgy, J. Crew Double Arrow Cuff ($32.50) gold bracelet. Ahhh, isn’t that gorgeous! J.Crew does jewelry so well – I love their necklaces and bracelets. I am so in love with its stained brass/gold antiquey look. I could not resist this beauty when I saw that it was reduced from $32.50 to $16. Well done me!

What are your latest buys? I would love to hear from you all…