12.19.2013



With all of the fantastic sales taking place this Holiday season, it's safe to say that I've been doing my fair share of shopping. Temptation is always high around Thanksgiving and Christmas, so while I shop for others, I also sneak in a few treats for myself as well. That's allowed right?!

I have picked up a few things that I just have to share with you! I wanted to review them in case any of you are in need of some last minute gift ideas, or if you've been coveting them for yourself.


I wear flats every single day to work. I own a few pairs, so I can switch up my look fairly easily without sacrificing style. However, I was in desperate need of flats that were really comfortable, didn't rub my heels, and didn't pinch my toes. These Sam Edelman flats are a dream come true! Hands-down the best fitting and most comfortable I have ever worn. The foot bed is cushioned, and the elastic around the heel does not rub or cause friction. It also does not slide down either, which is something I know a lot of us have experienced with other flats. The toes have plenty of room. I feel like I'm wearing house slippers! They come in leather, but I preferred the wine colored suede because they will pair well with other neutrals. They also come in a multitude of colors, even metallics! I will never spend money on other higher-end flats. These are perfect!

Baublebar Mini Pave Links Bracelet (Top, mine is in silver but it comes in gold as well)

I've had quite the affinity for Baublebar since I first spotted their pieces on my favorite bloggers and friends. Honestly, the addiction is a little out of hand these days (I have more jewels on the way!) but I just can't feel guilty about it because the quality is incredible and the price is attainable for someone with such an obsession. I wanted to rave about these bracelets in particular because they are both still available (to my knowledge) on the website and because they are perfect for the holidays or anytime! I've worn both out and have received so many compliments. They look beautiful on their own, but they also layer with other bracelets to create whatever look you are going for. I like to wear mine with my watches for a classic combination. 


Always on the quest for nail polish with a great formula, I decided to see what all the fuss was about during the Sephora V.I.B. sale. Good thing I did! These are exactly what I want in a polish - smooth formula that goes on opaque in one coat, and absolutely stunning in two! The gel effect lives up to the name. I have worn both of these shades, and they lasted for a full week with little to no chipping. I see more shades in my future. 



Okay. How hyped up are Urban Decay naked palettes? The hype is always unbelievable, and before I even have a chance to catch a glimpse of one, they are gone! Sold out in a matter of minutes! That always frustrates me, and I spend the next week convincing myself that I don't care, and I don't need another eyeshadow palette filled with neutrals. Wrong. I hate to tell you this, but naked 3 lives up to the hype. I know, I'm sorry I have to be the bearer of bad news. If you can't get ahold of it yet, don't worry. The hype will die down after the holidays and they will become more available. I own a lot of eyeshadows but I really don't have much, if any, of these rosy toned hues in my collection. They are warm, but not overly so. They really are just beautiful.  


Notice these are all positive reviews! I love it when that happens.

♥ Noelle

11 comments:

  1. My mom got me the Naked3 for Christmas. I'm so excited to use it!

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    1. Let me know how you like it and use it!

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  2. Thanks for the reviews! I've never gotten a Naked Palette but everyone says how great they are so I think I must buy one soon :)

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    1. I think you'd enjoy any of them because they are so easy to wear and appear natural. Anyone can pull these shades off beautifully!

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  3. great items!! I love ballet flats too. They are always so classic!
    Personally, I have yet to buy a Naked palette! Hah! Each time the palette debuts, I'm always on a self-imposed ban from buying more. I have way too many eyeshadows in my drawer that I want/need to hit pan with. I feel so guilt. BUT I always feel lured to purchase the palette. Everyone says the colors are gorgeous! =D
    xo,
    nancy

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    1. They are! The first one is still my favorite, and the one I'd recommend if you don't own any. But they are all gorgeous and extremely wearable :)

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  4. ok this is so embarrassing but i still don't have a UD palette!! i know i know where the eff have i been lol!! i need it!! actually i'd be happy with even just the 1st one lololol. i know there's like a bajillion now!

    and i LOVE LOVE sam edelman flats.. i think for the price they're incredibly well made and comfy love them!! yours are so cute and perfect for the holiday season too!!

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    1. Don't be embarrassed! A lot of people don't own any! I think you'd love them though Lisa! And yes, the flats are perfection :)

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  5. All these amazing sales have been killing my wallet haha. But so hard to resist. LOVE those flats (everything you got really)

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    1. Thanks Lilly :) it's so tempting to shop for yourself while shopping for others this time of year!

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