Saturday, January 10, 2015

Drugstore Makeup - Top 10 Awards

One of my happiest shopping "finds" is discovering new makeup at a great price! While Sephora and Ulta are fun to wander through, Walgreens and Walmart offer really wonderful deals.

Top 10 Best Drugstore Makeup Awards
Top 10 Best Drugstore Makeup Awards on Polyvore

And besides a great price, drugstore makeup has gained popularity with better ingredients, packaging and promotion.
Recently, the site PageDaily chose their top selections from the makeup aisle. (You can find the complete article at PageDaily.)

So be sure to take this list on your next trip to the drugstore! So...drumroll...the Best Drugstore Makeup Awards go to:

Best Drugstore Lipstick: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge, $9.95
Best Drugstore Foundation: Maybelline New York Fit Me! Foundation, $7.99
Best Drugstore Mascara: Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara, $9.99
Best Drugstore Bronzer: Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Bronzer, $14.95
Best Drugstore Blush: Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush, $10.99
Best Drugstore Eyeliner: Milani Liquif’Eye Liquid-Like Eyeliner & Eye Liner Pencil, $6.99 and $3.99
Best Drugstore Eyeshadow: Revlon Colorstay 12 Hour Eyeshadow Quad & Revlon Luxurious Color Satin, Perle, & Matte Eyeshadows, $6.99 and $4.99
Best Drugstore Concealer: Almay Smart Shade Concealer, $8.99
Best Drugstore Makeup Remover: Andrea Eye Q’s Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads, $5.29
Best Drugstore Nail PolishSally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, $9.99
Using makeup is fun for nearly every woman. But the words below remind me not to focus so much on the external...and more on the eternal!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Colorful Gym Style

Need to jazz up your exercise routine in the new year? Try adding some bright workout clothes for fun. You'll feel a lot happier as you're getting healthier. More motivation! No excuses! Colorful Gym Style
(Source: Colorful Gym Style on Polyvore)
"Perfect Crew" (Source: Victoria's Secret)
V-neck Top (Source: Question-Air)
Yoga Top (Source: H&M)
Sneaker Socks (Source: Keds)

Sports Bra (Source: Target)

Nike Mesh Sneakers (Source: NET-A-PORTER)
"Sweat in Style" collage (Source with links: Bedazzles After Dark)
And while this pullover isn't very colorful, it sure is fun! 
Maybe for relaxing after a workout?
"My Yoga Pants" Pullover (Source: Zazzle

Finally, this inspiring quote adds a colorful thought 
about how to truly exercise your heart!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Year's Closet

Looking for an inspiring and fun New Year's resolution? Closet organization ranks at the top of mine. An organized closet makes my life calmer and easier each day. It's much less of a hassle to pick out my own outfits - and keeps down the mess when my three daughters look for clothes in my walk-in.
Below are several closets, which aren't all realistic, but definitely add a kickstart to this resolution. And when you get back to reality, look further below for tips and examples of simple closet organizers!Elegant Closet
(Source: Elegant Closet on Polyvore)

(Source: Ballard Designs)
(Source: decor pad)
(Source: Who What Wear)
(Source: decor pad)
Elegant closets like those above are a reality for only a few people.
But Ballard Designs offers a few tips to create your own version.
1. Design and visualize your dream closet.
2. Tuck special details into your closet.
3. Claim an unused corner for shoes, etc.
4. Corral your shoes in cabinets or cubbies.
5. Organize jewelry and accessories.
6. Combine storage needs for different items.
7. Add a vanity.
(Source: Ballard Designs)

Drawer Divider ($1.99 for three pack)
(Source: ikea )
Multi-use Hanger, $6.79
(Source: ikea)
Box Set, $11.98
(Source: ikea)
Wall Organizer, $136
(Source: ikea)
So instead of spring cleaning, start winter organizing.
And start with a fresh, peaceful look in your closet!