UPDATE: Last week I received a phone call that my name was pulled from the drawing and I had won a $50 gift certificate to The Limited!
Last week, The Limited hosted a fashion and beauty event with a NEW salon and nail spa venue called Lush. I learned about the event while shopping at The Limited a few days earlier and invited friends and family to join me at this FREE affair. We enjoyed a night filled with music, light refreshments, fashion, and much more!
This unique event gave patrons a look at The Limited's new fall line of clothing (think classic styles and colors) and offered them a special discounted rate for the evening, while Lush Salon & Nail Spa offered attendees complimentary beauty treatments, including shellac manicures and blowouts. There was also a store wide sale on regularly priced and clearance items with discounts over 50% off! If that wasn't enough to tempt you to fill out your fall wardrobe, Lush handed out swag bags filled with hair products and salon service discounts with any purchase. Check out a few highlights from the evening below and be sure to stop at your local Limited store for your fall fashion fix!!!
The theme for last Friday's Beauty Binge was Pamper Yourself, after a full week of life it was a true treat to take some "me time" and spoil myself with a few of my favorite beauty products. I love the excitement of finding those little things that make a big difference! The next morning, I woke feeling and looking refreshed with a radiant complexion, shiny hydrated hair and supple skin. A great way to start the weekend! Click the hyperlink above to discover my beauty product lineup.
Friday I used products I already had and I knew would give me the results I expected but I'm always on the hunt for something new to add to my arsenal. Plus once the weather starts to change I have to address a whole new set of skin and hair issues, so why wait?! With that in mind, I headed to the L'Oreal employee store to reap the benefits of being an evaluator and snagged an armful of goodies to try this fall.
I shared with you, in a previous L'Oreal blog post that they recently purchased Carol's Daughter. Were you shocked too? I was a fan of their Mimosa Hair Honey Shine Pomade prior to the acquisition but now I have access to the entire line and started my exploration earlier this year.
For my whole family I selected a few Ocean line products which are formulated to be moisturizing, perfect for the cooler autumn temperatures. The Sulfate-Free Cleansing Gel and Body Butter Cream will keep our skin hydrated and allow us to layer this clean smelling scent.
For the adults, the Peppermint Foot Lotion which soothes and revitalizes tired, achy tootsies! The Black Vanilla hair car line and the other moisturizing hair items I selected for myself. Any extra hydration I can get from a cleansing and/or styling product is a huge win for my locks. Irons and dry weather can really stress my tresses so I can't wait to try them all! My husband was excited about the scent so it seems we both benefit :)
After I loaded up on Carol's Daughter merchandise, I explored some preventive and corrective hair products to address breakage because dry hair once subjected to high heat breaks! The SoftSheen Carson products I chose will rejuvenate and restore any damage I may have, while preventing future tress distress.
Amla Oil, popular in India, is quickly becoming the rage here for beautiful hair if you follow the trends and is main feature in their Amla Legend line. Remember when Moroccan Oil was all the rage? Amla is touted for promoting hair health by combating hair loss and prematurely graying hair. Tracee Ellis Ross has been named the Amla Ambassador for SoftSheen, who now offers an Amla product that erases 2 years of damage in 2 weeks! I have used an amla oil based hair cream with great results so I was motivated to try some new product types.
To round out my expedition I grabbed a L'Oreal facial cream, a few new lip shades by NYX and some colorful eyeliners in purple, hot pink and emerald green from Urban Decay! Looking forward to creating some playful looks with these 24/7 waterproof liquid liners this season and year round.
The retail therapy portion of my Beauty Binge was successful and complete thanks to L'Oreal! Check back soon for more beauty content soon!!!
Last weekend I enjoyed a fabulous fall afternoon exploring what is new and on trend for fall fashions in Cleveland. This season in filled with plaid, pleats, shearling and bright pops of color for both men and women...don't forget to layer!!!! I searched at several prices points high and low to bring you our favorite fashions for autumn in this region. Check out our looks and leave your feedback below.
The very first look that caught my eye came from J.Crew! Their display featured an electric blue dress with a bright colored necklace that screamed "classic" at first glance. J.Crew also had chunky necklaces that glistened in the light and more casual days ensembles perfect for the weekend. The accessories here really makes the outfits pop and makes them adaptable to your own personal style. Get an eyeful of my favorite designs below...
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