Monday, December 14, 2015

Ulta Haul/Holiday Gift Guide

Wow wow wowwwww! So your WDA girls have been on a little holiday hiatus! Sorry about the absence but ya'll know how crazy this time of the year gets. We might be a little light on posts this month but we'll be sure to check in when there's something we just HAVE to share! Like today's post!

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

I snagged some a-mazing things from Ulta's Black Friday sale and I am dying to tell you all what I picked up. PS... everything I got would make perfect stocking stuffers too! #justsaying

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

First up, Mario Badescu Holiday Essentials. I've been wanting to try this skin care line for a while but  the products I had my eye on were a little out of my price range. Enter the holiday sample kit! I love getting samples/kits of new products because you can try out a few things without really having to commit. This Holiday Essentials kit has it all, Glycolic Foaming Cleanser, Seaweed Cleansing Lotion, A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap and Facial Spray with Aloe and Rosewater. 

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

Next is a great gift for all your traveling friends. The IT Cosmetics Mini Travel Brush Set. Foundation, eyes and blush brush...you're good to go! These are some of my favorite brushes because they're so darn soft! This one was an in-store deal but I did find an upgraded travel set online for ya. 

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

And I couldn't resist a Lorac Palette. This one is actually my first Lorac Palette purchase can you believe it?! I'm not as into eyeshadows as my girl Clancy, but after seeing her collection I'm starting to fall in love. The Love, Lust & Lace Matte Eye Shadow Palette is a great "starter" for anyone just testing the waters with eyeshadow. The shadows are beautiful neutrals but give you the option of going for a bolder look as well.

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

While we're on the topic of palettes I guess I was in a "go big or go home" mood because I picked up another one from Pur Cosmetics. This one has a little more shimmer, perfect for the holidays! I'm for sure going to use this palette for New Years Eve. And this one came with their Volume Vixen mascara too. This one was also an in-store exclusive but if you're looking for an online deal their Secret Crush Palette has some similar shimmery colors.

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

And last, I grabbed the Too Faced Christmas Miracles set. People have been raving about the Better Than Sex mascara so I had to try. And this Melted Lipstick is literally a dream. But my fave part of this has to be the Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer. You guys, it smells like cake! I am obsessed. You can pick these up separately in the store. If you're looking for a kit, they have the mascara and bronzer in their Sex & Chocolate gift set.

Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

Hope you all are enjoying the season!


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Even cats can't resist.
Holiday Gift Guide! Ulta favorites: Lorac, Too Faced, It Cosmetics, Pur cosmetics, Mario Badescu skin care.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cozy In A Faux Fur Vest



It's December. Christmas is only weeks away. "Let it snow" is on the radio. And I'm LOVING it! Seriously though, I'm ready for all things holiday. Starting with the style. I've been hunting for the perfect faux fur vest for years now and every one I've liked was wayyyyy out of my budget. But I think I've finally found it...the one. The most perfect, affordable, freaking' adorable vest!




This little babe was only $50 from H&M! YASSS!!! It makes me feel so darn cozy and festive too! Obviously I'm going to wear it with everything since it's the perfect neutral color, but for this outfit I paired it with classic black and white to really make the vest stand out.









 It's safe to this this will definitely be my go-to holiday activity outfit. I'll be comfy and warm while looking at all the sparkly Christmas lights.


Outfit Details:

Vest // H&M
Top // H&M (similar)
Pants // Loft
Boots // Lucky Brand
Lips // MAC Diva



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