Tuesday, April 9, 2013


While the boy was away for his bachelor weekend, I enjoyed the most luxurious Saturday. The luxurious part? Having no plans whatsoever. Lazily waking up and taking the dog for a walk, grabbing coffee, stopping by my mom's house for a quick catch-up, and then doing some beauty shopping at Sephora. A winery trip later that afternoon may or may not have been involved as well ;)



Mint (yes MINT, my camera loves to wash the color out) blazer - H&M (similar)
Dress - Zara (old) (similar)
Necklaces - Lisa Taubes and Kate Spade
Bag - MNG Mango (love this by Solesociety)


Nails - Lacey Lilac by L'oreal

P.S. - I'm very happy with the L'oreal polishes I mentioned last week. They are really opaque. The formula is thick, which makes it a little difficult to apply but the color payoff is worth it and only two coats are needed.



At Sephora, I picked up three skin products:

1) Make Up For Ever HD Foundation - I got this in the shade 120 which is soft sand. It actually looks a bit dark in the bottle but the MUA color matched me so I'm hoping it's the correct shade. I bought this specifically to test out for my wedding. I will report back :)

2) Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + - My favorite! I've used it and loved it for years now. I'm thinking of mixing it with the HD and seeing how I like the combination. I'm in contact with a makeup artist who did my friend's wedding, and I plan on bringing both foundations to show her. She does airbrushing, but I may be more confident in wearing foundations on my wedding day that I know work well for my skin.

3) Origins GinZing Eye Cream - I picked up this eye cream because my beloved Kiehl's is completely gone and I don't have access to a stand-alone location or even a department store that carries the line. I picked up the Origins because not only does it get great reviews, but also because it's free of parabens and other harsh chemicals I'm trying to stay away from. I don't know if it'll replace my Kiehl's, but so far so good.

Be on the look-out for more wedding makeup talk within the next week or two :)

Thank you for reading,
♥ Noelle

20 comments:

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    1. I have heard of Arbonne! I don't know anything about the products though, I should look into it! Now that I'm almost 30, I want to become more aware of beauty that is good for your skin without all of the chemicals.

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    2. So glad you've heard of it - definitely check it out! I hit 30 this year and that is when I became more aware of not only what goes into my body but what goes on it too! If you want to shoot any questions to rebeccajpdoyle@gmail.com I would be happy to answer or you can find my Facebook page Becky Doyle: Independent Arbonne Consultant :)

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  2. Love he mint blazer! Oh and Congrats! Can't wait for your review on the Makeup forever :)

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful weekend to me! Love that blazer, it's such a beautiful color. Can't wait to hear more about the wedding!

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  4. The Mat Velvet foundation is a go-to for me... I mix a little with my MAC foundation for my perfect coverage! Glad you could have a leisure Saturday!

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  5. Ooo love the MUFE HD foundation, that's what I used for my wedding. But heard great things about the Mat Velvet foundation as well! I would try to combine both and see how the outcome is. :)

    Love your lace dress with the mint blazer!! Perfect!

    xo – Sheila
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    1. Thanks Sheila, I'm definitely going to try mixing the two :)

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  6. Love your mint blazer - sounds like you had the perfect Saturday!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
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  7. I love that pretty lace dress, and the jacket is so cute.
    xo Josie
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  8. Love the dress and Makeup Forever HD. I use it on a lot of brides and it looks amazing!

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  9. That mint blazer looks fantastic with that dress.

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  10. Love the mint blazer (it looks mint on my screen). And MUFE HD is an amazing foundation especially on photos. I wear shade 118 and I think the colour range is amazing with MUFE.

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  11. Thank you all for the sweet comments ladies! I'm glad that a few of you love mufe foundations! I'm telling you, mat velvet is amazing. Don't know what I'd do without a bottle in my stash at all times!

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  12. Oh - I can't wait to hear how you find the Origins eye cream - I don't dare stray from my Kiehls LOL - but it's good to know for back-up reasons in case they ever change the formula of perfection :-)

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  13. Love the mint blazer! And the MUFE Mat Velvet is my absolute favorite foundation. I switched from MAC's Studio Fix foundation and couldn't be happier. Let us know how the mixture works if you try it =)

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  14. Your ring is BEAUTIFUL! I love the color of your blazer. Great for your spring wardrobe.

    If you get a sec, please check out my latest post 'Luxurious Snake Print'. I think you'll like it .

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the mint blazer with the lace dress! So pretty girl:)!

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  16. oooo pretty dress!!

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