Friday, November 18, 2011

I need to stop spending money.

Happy Friday everyone! A couple things I wanted to share with you today. First off, I was really bad and spent some money on my credit card at Sephora yesterday. Shame on me. From now on I'm going on a shopping ban. Period. End of discussion. But...I got some pretty sweet stuff.

I have a secret girl crush on Gwen Stefani, and I've been wanting to try one of her Harajuku Lovers fragrances. The one I picked is Wicked Style Music. After purchasing, I looked it up on

Notes: Juicy Apple, Jasmine, Swirling Cedar-wood.
Style: Cute. Woody. Floral.

This is totally my type. It's not overly floral; it really has the right balance of woody too.
Check her out. She's too cute.

Here's everything else I got.

I really needed a new blush and Two Faced Full Bloom in Sweet Pink was calling out to me. It goes on really nicely, and I was surprised at the glow it gave me. Also, I've heard so many wonderful things about Benefit Cosmetics from all you lovely bloggers out there so I picked up this $10 goodie which came with the That Gal face brightening primer, the PORE fessional, and the Stay Don't Stray concealer and eye primer. And I just tried them all this morning, and so far so good. The face brightening primer is seriously a hit. I cannot believe how much brighter it made my skin look. I'm hooked. :P I haven't tried the eyeliner yet, I can only hope my purchase was well spent. The free samples they gave me were Bamboo Volume Shampoo, Conditioner, and Plumping Strand Expand, and also perfume sample of Lolita Lempicka: Si Lolita. I honestly can't wait to try the shampoo. My hair is dreadfully thin and fine and I wish I had thick hair. :(.

I used the blush this morning, my skin looks slightly darker in my bathroom because of the lighting.

I finally got the Shabby Apple necklace in the mail that I won. It's so pretty. It doesn't bother my neck as much because of the length and also because its a pendant. Here are some crappy pictures. I seriously can't wait to get a new camera.

Unfortunately, the top I'm wearing isn't that color. It photographs horribly, and is actually a deep violet instead of the bluish indigo its appearing as.

Anyways, I know this may sound silly, but I wanted to thank all of you bloggers out there who have seriously awesome blogs and have helped me dive into the world of skincare and cosmetics. I'm a creature of habit, and I never used to experiment or try new products. It feels good to try new things. ;)

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Bonnie said...

You need to stop spending money? I need to stop spending money. Maybe we should form a support group?
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

LoveFayexoxo said...

I LOVE the Gwen Stefani perfume packaging! beauuutiful necklace too! lovely!
I need to stop spending money too :( booo!

LoveFaye xoxo

Plami said...

OMG the necklace is gorgeous! I absolutely love it!


Me, Myself and I said...

I´m also a Benefit fan!


Anonymous said...

oh i love benefit products, the blush is such a pretty color!

you look beautiful!

TheSanctuary said...

all cute stuffs u got there.

I love benefit too hihi


Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

SO cute! I think Gwen is enough of an excuse to spend money. x hivenn

Confetti_hearts said...

It's money well spent I'd say! ;)

Erica said...

Great picks from Sephora! The blush looks lovely! I seriously cannot walk out of that store without spending an excessive amount of money LOL

Sorcha said...

Benefit's primer is amazing right? I had it in this little twist tube but it ran out so quickly. I definitely need to investigate getting some more :)

Sorcha x
Bonfire Brunette

Jessica said...

Thanks for your comments gals!

@ Sorcha, YES the Benefit primer really is AMAZING. I need to get my hands on a full size one haha.

@ Erica, yeaaa I walked in to get one item and came out with four!

SassyUptownChic said...

Jessica, congratulations on your win. That pendant looks amazing on you. Girl, you can go crazy in Sephora. It is so easy to do. In the stores and online. But you didn't buy anything frivolous. I'm just watching what I spend on. Deep sales in January! LOL

PolaBerry said...

Great haul! I've been on a makeup ban, and its been so hard lol, but I'm saving a lot more money lol.
I love your necklace btw!