Friday, August 31, 2012 is a site full of really unique and cute clothes. I love their dresses. I feel like their style is different from most styles sold in stores. Their only down side is they are a bit on the expensive side, but they do allow you to invite others to the site and they get $10 off their first order over $50, and you get $10 too! Also, their shipping is very reasonably priced (or free!!) and their customer service cannot be surpassed. All in all, I feel like Modcloth is a good company that I want to support, in addition to having cool clothes. It also helps that their mascot is a pug because the girl that started the site has a pug. (They get to bring their dogs to work. Wish I could do that!)

Modcloth has several great features in addition to being all around awesome.

One great perk of Modcloth is a lot of customers leave reviews for the clothes, including pictures. I love when reviews include pictures! It really helps to know how the clothes look and feel (according to their review) on real, live people.

Also, if an item is out of stock you can still let Modcloth know that you NEED it, and they re-order based on feedback! I've seen lots of items come back, which is always nice when you've found an item you love! On most sites when it's gone, it's gone.

Returns and exchanges are really easy with Modcloth. As I said earlier, their customer service is amazing. You can give them a call and you'll reach a person who is happy to answer all of your questions. Returns for a full refund is 30 days, the only draw back is that they need to receive it by the 30 day mark. If you give them a call they will help you out with that. After 30 days you can get store credit, but once it's been too long (I think over 60 days), the credit is subject to a 50% restocking fee. That part sucks, but I did return a dress several months after receiving it because I realized I would never ever wear it and would rather have 50% store credit (especially when I have items on my wishlist!) than nothing at all.  Modcloth also produces a shipping label for you, so all you have to do is shove the box in a USPS mailbox!  Easy peasey. 

Here are the dresses I've bought:

Let me know if you would like me to invite you to Modcloth for the $10 off coupon code!

Super lazy daily routine

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I wake up as late as possible. I have to wake up, walk the pug, shower, dress, and be at work by the appropriate time. Though I'm a girly girl, love makeup and feeling pretty, I am also entirely unmotivated to get ready beyond looking barely presentable Monday through Friday mornings. So, here is my lazy daily routine. Sometimes I skip steps when I'm really lazy (read: tired).

#1 Pop of color
At the very least, I try to use some sort of light blush so I at least look alive in the morning. Since it's summer and I'm slightly sunkissed, I use my absolute favorite face product. Too Faced Pink Leopard.

This stuff is the best and it's flattering on most skin tones. I'm very light skinned with blue/pink undertones, so I never thought I would find a bronzer that looks natural on me. This stuff is the best. It has shades of bronze, rosy pink, and gold. I apply it with a nice fluffy brush to the apples of my cheeks and sweep up gently, then brushing very lightly on my nose, forehead, and chin. Ta-da! A lovely natural flush.

In the winter, I like to use Bare Escentuals All-Over Color in True.

Again, flattering on most skin tones. It is a rosy gold with shimmer. Another version of a natural flush, only a little less bronze for winter pale skin.
#2 Touch of lazy magic
I just discovered this little magic stick. Almay Wake Up Eyeliner + Highlighter. Mine is in Coffee Buzz & Iced Buff, which is a medium brown eyeliner and very pale pink shimmery highlighter.

The highlighter has a cooling effect when you put it on. Pretty cool. (Ha ha!) The eyeliner is just slightly metallic. The combination is very subtle but the effect is leaps and bounds nicer than a totally naked eye.
#3 Pièce de résistance, mascara
If I skip the magic stick, sometimes even the pop of color, at the VERY least I do try to wear mascara. My eyelashes are supernaturally long and dark, but straight. I feel like mascara just gives them a touch more oomph, pow, and kazaam. Lately I've enjoyed mascara by Urban Decay. I like either the Supercurl or Lush Lash.

One of the things I like about both of these mascaras is they don't budge all day, but come off easily with water and minimal rubbing. Supercurl has a curved brush, which I feel does help give my lashes a bit of curl. I can't stand curling my lashes with a traditional lash curler*, so if a mascara can give me a slight curl, I'm happy. Lush Lash has sort of an hour glass shaped brush. This helps reach the tiny lashes in the inner and outer corners of the eye. The formula is smooth and touchable on the lashes, but doesn't flake. It contains a serum to aid in the health of your lashes, but I haven't noticed a difference in mine. I have read other reviews that say they've noticed a difference. Like I said earlier though, mine are naturally long, so I think if they grew any longer I would look freakish.
There you have it. My super lazy daily routine!
*For special occasions, I do use the Heated Lash Curler by Blinc. This tool is the best thing ever. You curl your hair with heat, why not your lashes? For super oomph, I use They're Real mascara by Benefit, then curl. My natural lashes could pass as falsies, no lie.

Obligatory Introduction

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My dearest friend just started a personal blog, which has inspired me to write a blog too. I like reading blogs and always see them as sort of mini-internet celebs. I tend to google a lot and my BFF, Google, leads me to a lot of really cool blogs with reviews and such. I love finding reviews on something I am interested in buying. I try not to buy before finding reviews. Also, I do blog occasionally through my work's office version of Facebook. So..... I'm going to try to combine the two! BAM! Welcome to my blog.