Here’s What I Received in My April Ipsy Bag

I received my second Ipsy bag in the mail yesterday and I just have to repeat again: Why did it take me so long to subscribe to this fantastic beauty subscription site??? This is the second month in a row that I have been blown away by this shipment… and if these two months are any indication, I will definitely be subscribing to this “bag” for awhile!

Here’s what I received in my April Ipsy Bag:


April Ipsy Bag – Each month the Ipsy shipment comes packaged in a new pouch. This month’s says “Beauty Rocks.” This is the only thing I didn’t like as much as last month’s bag, but I’m sure I’ll still find a use for this pouch!



Elizabeth Mott Pop! Goes the Shadow in Champagne ($12.99) – Full Size Product! I’m not familiar with the Elizabeth Mott brand but I’m really excited about this shadow. It’s very similar to a color that I received in a palette from theBalm that I love, so I know I’m going to get plenty of use of it!



Coastal Scents Classic Shadow Medium Brush ($2.49) – Full Size Product! Out of all of the subscription boxes I’ve received over the years, I think this is the first time I’ve received not only an eyeshadow, but also a brush to use with it. Novel idea, right? I actually needed a new eyeshadow brush, so this is going right in my makeup drawer.


The Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange is April 21-28

Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange

The Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange is coming up next week, and it’s a great time to trade in any of your unwanted nail polishes in exchange for 50% off Zoya nail polish! You might be wondering what nail polish exchanges have to do with Earth Day and the reason Zoya runs this promotion each year is because their polish is better for the environment as it is made without Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene and Camphor.

Here are the instructions for how to take advantage of this offer, straight from the Zoya website:

How it works:

  1. Visit and add at least 6 bottles and no more than 24 bottles of polish to your cart (salon accounts minimum 12 maximum 48 bottles). Excludes ALL Summer 2014 Collection shades (Tickled, Bubbly & Summer Magical PixieDust).
  2. Apply the code: ZDAY2014
  3. Your order value will be adjusted to reflect a 50% discount (we use these funds to properly dispose of the old nail polish). For an example of how your order should look, see example below.
  4. Complete check-out, review and submit order.
  5. Zoya will ship out your NEW polishes right away. The exchange runs on the honor system, which means offer is not contingent on customer returning polish. See full exchange details below…

The Exchange

  1. Once you get your order – ship back the equivalent number of bottles you received to the return address below (ie. If you ordered 6 bottles of Zoya – you would send us 6 NON-ZOYA polishes). Please check with your carrier on the proper way to ship nail polish.

Ship Your Old Nail Polish To:
Art of Beauty, Inc.
c/o Polish Exchange
5060 Taylor Rd, Unit D
Cleveland, Ohio, 44128, USA

  • Include a copy of your invoice/order.
  • Once we receive your polish we do the rest! It’s that simple!

This offer sounds a little convoluted, but basically you can pick up 6 bottles of nail polish from Zoya for 50% off next week, and then once you receive your order all they ask is that you mail them an equal number of old bottles that they will dispose of properly for you.

Check out the Zoya blog for full details.

Thanks to Glitter Gloss Garbage for the heads up!

The Essie 2014 Neon Collection is Now Available

Essie 2014 Neon Collection

The Essie 2014 Neon Collection is now available for purchase and I have to tell you that I love all of these colors! It’s rare that I want to own an entire collection of nail polish, but I will take all of these colors!

From left to right above we’ve got: Too Taboo (which I included in yesterday’s Beach gear post), Chills & Thrills, I’m Addicted, Vices Versa, Serial Shopper, and Sittin’ Pretty.

The first three colors are probably my favorites, but Serial Shopper is right behind if for no other reason than the name!

You can buy the Essie 2014 Neon Collection from the Essie website or it should be in stores now, too.

Take an Extra 30% Off All Clearance Items at Barneys Warehouse

For a limited time you can get an extra 30% off all clearance items at Barneys Warehouse, which is the “cheaper” version of Barneys. Cheaper is in quotes because many of the items are not cheap at all, but you can definitely spot some good deals at this store, especially on the clearance racks!

Last Black Friday, Barneys Warehouse had my favorite sale of the entire day as some of their designer items were marked down to bargain basement prices. With a little bit of digging there are good deals to be found here!

No coupon is needed to receive the additional 30% discount on clearance items at Barneys Warehouse. Just add the items you want to your cart and watch the prices drop!

Bi-Color Espadrilles

If you wear sizes 5,7, or 10 you can pick up these formerly $70 Bi-Color Espadrilles for just $27.30 after the additional 30% discount is applied.

Milly Zoey Clutch

This Milly Zoey Clutch maybe isn’t the “summer-iest” of clutches, but fall will be here again before we know it and this will be perfect. Originally $325, it’s now on sale for $139. After the additional 30% discount the price drops to $97.30. Not a bad price for Milly!

Barneys New York Cascade Dress

This Barneys New York Cascade Dress is vaguely similar to the Vince Camuto dress I posted this week, but the price on this dress is so good that I have to share it! Originally $395, it’s now on sale in sizes 8 and 10 for $59(!). After the additional 30% discount the price drops to $41.30. That’s a 90% discount overall!

Click here to check out the Barneys Warehouse Clearance!

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Wooden Cameo Necklace

Wooden Cameo Necklace

There’s a lot of “mom” jewelry on the market these days, but if you’re looking for something a little different I recommend checking out this Wooden Cameo Necklace from Le Papier Studio. I’m so smitten with it that I have had it open in my browser for two weeks!

There’s a selection of silhouettes to choose from, or you have the option of submitting your own photos for a truly personalized necklace!

A small pearl and a gold wishbone charm are also affixed to each necklace.

Each wooden cameo necklace costs $64 and ships within 2-3 business days after the proof is finalized.

The Love Wars is $2.99 for Kindle and Nook

The Love Wars


The Love Wars by L. Alison Heller is just $2.99 for Kindle and Nook today! While I haven’t read The Love Wars it has great reviews on Amazon.

Here’s they synopsis:

Breaking up is hard to do. At least the first few times.

Even though Molly Grant has only a handful of relationships behind her, she’s already been through more divorces than she can count.

At the premier Manhattan law firm where she’s a matrimonial attorney, the hours are long, the bosses tyrannical, and the bonuses stratospheric. Her clients are rich, famous, and used to getting their way. Molly’s job—and primary concern in life—is to work as hard as possible to make sure they do. Until she meets the client who changes everything….

Fern Walker is the desperate former wife of a ruthless media mogul. Her powerful ex is slowly pushing her out of her young children’s lives, and she fears losing them forever. Molly—haunted by an incident from her own past—finds herself unable to walk away from Fern and sets out to help her. She just needs to do it without her bosses finding out.

Now, as complications both professional and personal stack up, Molly can only hope that her own wits, heart, and instincts are enough—both in and out of court.

From the reviews I’ve read, it doesn’t sound like this is a romance story, but a story about an attorney kicking butt at her job.

Click here to get The Love Wars for Kindle.

Click here to get The Love Wars for Nook.


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Just Browsing: New Summer Styles at Boden

I recently remembered that I picked up the Boden discount that Rue La La offered a little while back and I thought we could all take a peek through the Boden Summer Apparel together.

I LOVE browsing the Boden website. Their images are so fun and the women featured always look so happy. I always think I want to look just like them, though this will be my first Boden purchase ever! (So, I guess this summer is when I’ll actually look like a Boden woman!)

Here are just a few of the items I have my eye on:

Summer Shift Dress The Casual Shirt at Boden

Summer Shift – $129 // The Casual Shirt – $58

Florence Skirt Boden Gathered Detail Tunic

Florence Skirt – $118 // Gathered Detail Tunic – $88

Boden Palma Sandal Boden Selina Dress

Palma Sandal – $88 (I meant to include these in my post about metallic sandals but forgot about them!) // Selina Dress – $218

Needless to say, I’d be happy owning anything from Boden. Now to narrow it down…

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