If you’ve been following my Insta, you probably saw a new product I’ve been trying out: Madison Reed Root Touch Up. It’s a brand new compact you can find in the checkout aisles at Sephora, so I already know if it’s in the cult store it has merit to it but I had to see myself.
Madison Reed Root Touch Up
They asked me to try it out and see what I thought. Besides the gorgeous eggplant compact it comes in, the first stand out to me was it’s thick brush. I’ve tried other root-touch ups but this brush is so much easier to use and dense enough to pack a lot of product to use. I figured a few ways you can use it depending on your needs:
1) Go longer between coloring your hair. As a classic root touch up, if you’re used to touching up grays at your roots, you can go even longer by using this. The wide brush as I mentioned makes it easy to go in quickly and cover up grays, but for me I found an even better use for it personally and that’s…
2) Covering up a bad dye job (temporarily). A couple months ago, I had a bad experience getting my hair highlighted — some strands were way too blonde and left me with what essentially looked like bad tiger stripes. I used this to soften the color on the top layers of my hair so the blonde wasn’t so bright (it takes a little longer than just covering up the roots, but it did the job).
So this is going to be a little different from my usual posts, but recently, JCPenney approached me to discover their “new shopping experience.” That includes a completely new look and feel to their store, including “fair and square” pricing year-round. In fact, Forbes published a whole piece on how JCPenney will be the Most Interesting Retailer of 2012. “[They’re] implementing a new pricing strategy,” the article says, “slashing prices up to 40% with to keep them that way year round.” And PS, did you guys catch Ellen’s JCPenney commercials during the Oscars last night? HILARIOUS. Check out the outtakes from the commercials, if you haven’t yet!
JCPenney in the Manhattan Mall
Anyway, I was given a $200 gift card to check it out for myself. I recruited my friend Afaaf to come along with me. Best.Decision.Ever. I think she was a stylist in another life.
The new JCPenney shopping experience
The first stop was the women’s department to update my wardrobe with some Spring-ready clothes. We found a fabulous pair of high-waisted navy blue linen pants from MNG by Mango that I fell in love with on first try.
MNG by Mango linen pants
Stila's Black Diamond Mascara
Sephora‘s giving away samples of Stila’s brand new Black Diamond Mascara with any online order. The lengthening formula is infused with genuine black diamond powder for luxe, shimmery lashes. Enter promo code BLACKDIAMOND when you order.
Assuming what makes me happy, makes you happy.
Among my favorite mascaras are the ones that belong to the Dior family. But running $24-$27 makes them quite an investment. So, when I saw that for a limited time, you can get a full size of Dior’s Iconic mascara along with two mini companions of DiorShow and BlackOut for $29 at Sephora, I was all smiles.
It’s part of their DiorShow Lash Essential Set. If it’s high time for a new lash wardrobe, I say go for this.
Bare Escentuals' Leslie Blodgett's new BARE SKIN perfume
All you Bare Escentuals, Bare Minerals makeup loyalists will especially love this…
Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals
, CEO of the makeup brand that started the whole mineral makeup frenzy, Bare Escenutals
, has officially launched her limited-edition perfume line, Perfume Diaries
. The first perfume of the series, Bare Skin
, is already out exclusively at Sephora. The perfume has top notes of freesia, midnotes of vanilla, and touch of sandalwood.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liners
I’ve told you guys about my favorite non-smearing eye liner pots
, though I totally get that some of you might just prefer using liquid or eye pencils. Thas cool, thas cool.
As you might also know, I’m a bit of a whimp when it comes to liquid, so I’m forever on the search for a good eye pencil. Enter Make Up For Ever Aqua Liners.
They come in rich colors that won’t wipe away or smear. And they glide right on for major definition.