Cardi/ shoes: Target. Blouse / Pants: Loft. Earrings: Made by me.
You saw these earrings at the beginning of Me-Made-March. Super fun and retro-looking. I have an order for four pairs that I am probably going to fill this weekennd. It’s from a coworker who pretty much wants to buy a version of everything I make, so who knows how serious she is, but I take requests very seriously… so looks like she’s buyin’ some earrings.
Two things that have made me very happy lately:
1. Scoring big at Ann Taylor Loft last week– two jackets, the above pants, and the above shirt all for under $100! I love– love– the quality of Ann Taylor and Loft garments. I’m never quite willing to fork it over for their accessories, but I do think that store has lovely classic pieces, and the finishing makes me so happy. You’ll probably see all 4 pieces this week… Yay! P.S. Just found out they have deals for teachers. Totally on that. Teaching community college totally counts.
2. The Dermalogica skin care set I got at Shecky’s Girls’ Night Out. I’d been gradually upping the ante on skin care over the years, starting to use moisturizer, starting to use toner, using a night cream, etc., but didn’t have any real idea of what I was doing. At the Shecky’s event a lovely lady named Regina (works at the Ulta in Frisco if you want to meet her!) did a ‘facemapping’ where she basically just touched my face a lot and looked real hard at it. She asked what I used to exfoliate and I told her “a washcloth” and she just looked back at me and repeated “washcloth” as if she were trying to think of other possible meanings for washcloth. Nope. That’s what I was using.
So, despite some feeling that I was being sold a bottle of snake oil, I went with some of her recommendations for usage and bought the Starter Kit. It’s got a cleanser, a moisturizer, a daily exfoliant, an eye cream, and a weekly exfoliating cream. I’ve been using it about two weeks and can really tell the difference. Granted, probably anything used with regularity would make a difference, but my skin is a lot brighter, smoother, and even! I’m super pleased! Here’s me yesterday, with just undereye concealer, eyeliner, mascara, blush, and lipstick.
I didn’t have real skin problems before, but I have a lot less bumps and blotches. Maybe this photo is lookin’ kinda shiny, but for no face makeup I’m pretty happy! The set was $22, and I got a free ‘booster’ kit (another exfoliant and cleanser) for free. I’ll definitely go back for more when this runs out.