Monday, October 27, 2014

Weekend Recap: Shopping & Pumpkin Cheesecake

Happy Monday!

I had an eventful yet uneventful weekend. Saturday I had a couple of errands to run(renew my drivers license and have my engagement ring inspected) and I did some shopping. Sunday was a lounge around kind of day. 

 Received a very special package last week - from Sephora. Hehe. 

Just a little preview of what's inside.

 I found this ornament at Hallmark - how adorable!

 I finally found numbers for our tables at AC Moore. I need a coupon though!

I went to Ulta to look at some things and stumbled upon this palette but decided against it. I did however pick up other things that I will post about another day. 

 I found a couple hats on that I liked but felt like I needed to try them on in-store. I'm glad I did because the one I thought I wouldn't like I actually really liked and ended up taking it home with me! 

 This was the second hat I liked, it didn't go home with me because I didn't want to get another black hat, so I ordered it in a wine color. 

 Target has it's Christmas decor out!

 I should have bought this and put it in my office but I'm pretty sure the CEO would frown upon it. Hehe

 My fiance & I went for dinner and a movie after he got out of work. We needed that, we haven't done that in so long.  

 I made pumpkin cheesecake, the fiance's favorite. I've been promising him for a couple weeks now so I finally got around to doing it. 

 I did my usual Sunday night pedi with the peanuts collection. 

We also booked tickets for Scarehouse in Pittsburgh for this Friday night - Halloween!! 
I'm SO excited! I've never been but heard good things about it. I'm even taking a short day on Friday. 
Saturday we plan on exploring Pittsburgh since we don't do much out that way. 

Have a great night!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Kohls & K-Mart Haul with Fitting Room Pics

Happy Friday!

 I bought this stuff just a couple weeks ago and already wore most of it. 

I picked up these three items from Kohls recently. 
  • Fila Pullover can be found HERE $32.99 on sale
  • Elle Polka Dot Skirt can be found HERE $19.99 on sale
  • Lauren Conrad Faux Leather leggings can be found HERE $20.99

 I also tried on LC's faux leather skater skirt but passed because I don't know how much use I would get out of it. 

 I also tried on this Fila zip up but it was too expensive, once it goes on sale I will pick it up.

Fila half zip up.

Two items I picked up from K-Mart from their Attention Line. 
Dress can be found HERE $18.89 on sale
Shirt can be found HERE $15.39 on sale

I hope everyone has a nice weekend. 
Even though I did a lot of shopping last weekend I plan on going out again tomorrow. 
I still have some birthday coupons I want to use up since we're going away next weekend! I plan on going to Ulta, Target, Bath & Body Works and JCPenney. 

Add me on Instagram or Snapchat to follow me along my adventures. 
username: vzaleski

Have a great night!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BIG Sephora Haul!!

Happy Tuesday!

I think I'm getting sick. I felt awful this morning and still have a sore throat. Ugh, I hope this goes away by the weekend! 
I went to two Sephora's this weekend so I picked up a few things that have been on my Pinterest Wish List Board. Which you can view here. It's a useful tool for me when I am out, I don't know if any one else does this? 

Some of the items pictured are also birthday presents from one of my best friends, so I did not purchase everything from Sephora, I believe she picked up some of them from Ulta. 

 Don't worry I'll be doing a better review of these products in a separate post as I use them. 
Below are a list of the items purchased and where you can buy them online:
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Palette $49 HERE
  • Benefit Cheeky Palette $36 HERE
  • IT Cosmetics Radiance Palette $38 HERE
  • Ciate Beach House Collection - on clearance at JCPenney for $11.99 (still full price on website $25) HERE
  • Spa Radiance $35 - found inside JCPenney cannot find online. 
  • Nails Inc. Nail Pen Corrector $11 HERE
  • NYX Lip Cream $6.49 HERE

 This year's Beauty Insider birthday gift!
Makeup Forever mascara & lipstick. 
I don't get the opportunity to use much of Makeup Forever's products because I find that they are kind of expensive, so getting this as a sample to try will be good for me!

 This is definitely a favorite find of mine. 
When I found this online I knew I had to have it. For all 6 of these shadows it only cost $36 and one of the blushes are around $30 and they are decent sized! Not to mention you receive Watt's Up highlighter and a brush to apply the blushes. 

Just look at how pretty all of these are. 
Super excited to try them!

Not to mention they give you a book with different looks you can create! 

I really do love holiday palettes it's the best time to try things because you can get more for your money. 
I have a couple more things on my Wish List but I'll have to go to Ulta to purchase. Which I intend to do this weekend actually! I need to pick up my birthday gift from there as well. :) Don't you just love coupons on your birthday?!

Have a great night.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Birthday Weekend Recap: Philadelphia, Shopping, OOTD's

Happy Monday!

I had an exceptional weekend because not only was it my birthday weekend it was also my three day weekend away from work! :) What more can you ask for?
We headed to Philadelphia for the two nights. 

 Growing out my bangs - finally. I feel like it's been 3 years I've been contemplating getting rid of my bangs. I'm finally doing it and I'm liking my new "found" hair. It's much easier to style and less maintenance. 

 Super blurry picture of my outfit. It was right before we were heading out the door. I'm wearing my jacket from Kohls, TJMaxx jeans, and Rampage booties. 

 Just a couple's selfie. :)

 My fiance is so good to me - he knew we were going to have a hot tub in our room and I told him our Lush's new Halloween & Christmas line came out recently, so even before we got the room he took me to King of Prussia to pick up some things. 

 Which, by the way, you need to get your butts there! They have amazingly cute things!

 This was my basket before checking out. I couldn't help myself. I had so many things on my wish list and considering the closest Lush to me was Philadelphia why not splurge?!

 Outfit # 2: Charlotte Russe sweater/New York & Company polka dot scarf/Lauren Conrad faux leather leggings/Tory Burch Reva flats. I was so nervous about wearing these but surprisingly I got a lot of compliments and a couple people asking where they were from!

 I had to take this picture of all my Lush products lined up by our hot tub. The hotel room was awesome. We stayed at the Hotel Palomar and it had a hot tub in the room over looking the city of Philadelphia. It was just amazing.
 Check out these adorable Ugg Breast Cancer awareness boots? I didn't pick them up but they are adorable!

 We went to Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia again and it did not disappoint!

Outfit # 3: Ross sweater/Ross jeans/Rampage booties

 Just another couple's selfie in Love Park.
 How pretty is this?! They colored the water pink in Love Park. I took way too many pictures. 

 We also stopped at Reading Terminal Market to eat on Sunday before heading home and found this adorable plant. It's a Pumpkin Tree, when we spoke with the lady who worked there she said it's actually a form of a pepper!

 I stopped at Bath & Body Works and look what I found, this adorable turkey candle holder. It stayed in the store though - it was $44.50.

 I had my first macaroon this weekend and they did not disappoint!

We picked up all these flowers from the Reading Terminal Market and I made my own arrangement. I was actually able to make two of them. I just LOVE the little pumpkins. 

Linking up with Healthy Diva Eats

Have a great night!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mini Forever 21 Haul

Happy Friday!

I'm waiting for my fiance to get out of classes before we head to Philly. I'm all packed and ready to go and I'm just painting my nails right now. 
 Stripped tank was on sale for $5.99

 Bunny make up case. I was in need of a new one, mine was getting pretty old and torn up from traveling.

Two new necklaces I blogged about previously. I love the simpleness to them. 

Have a great weekend!