Lunch Break Shopping – October Week 1
So I am a self admitted shop a holic and there is nothing better than shopping during your lunch break. Not only do you get to get out of the office for a fun activity but it feels like you have some really time off. I am a quick shopper and this is why lunch break shopping works for me but if you are a tentative shopper, examining all of your purchases, evaluting etc this will not work for you.
Monday October 4th I went to JoAnn Fabrics to pick up some elastic for a tutu that I am making for Luna Jane ( tutorial on this coming soon) and I found so many great Fall home items as amazing prices.
My Favorites are
White 10″ Funkin – such a cute different spin on Pumpkins. The best thing about this pumpkin is that it is carvable but it would be great uncarved as a fall decoration that can stay up until Thanksgiving. I think this would look great with other gourds of different sizes piled in the middle of a dining room table. Different and Chic – $9.99
Holiday Inspirations-31.5″ Stacked Pumpkin Door Greeter - I actually purchases the Turkey version of this door hanger (not available online ) but these quilted door hangers are a really cute alternative to a fall wreath. – $7.49 at that price who can resist. These came in multiple different designs, haunted houses, pumpkins and turkeys
Scarecrow on a Stake – These are not available online but in the store they have lots of really cute scarecrows in many different designs that are on a stake that would look really cute in a garden or in a pot of mums. They were on sale for $4.99 which is just crazy
All in all I was very shocked and surprised and my finds at Jo Ann fabrics, you should check it out…it is not just for people who sew or old ladies
Wednesday October 6th – I was supposed to go and return some horrendously unflattering sweaters at Old Navy during my break but I decided to go to the mall instead. I went to:
Forever 21 which is one of my fave stores for accessories and super trendy items. This shopping trip I was on the lookout for basic items for layering and new accessories. These are the items that i found
Basic V Neck Long Sleeve and Short sleeve tees for layering in black and white – these are great under long cardigans, shrugs jackets etc. You can’t have a great look without a good foundation and these are essential. They are super cheap ($4.80 to $6.80) and come in lots of colors
Sweet Flower Beanie – This was one trend that I thought I could not pull off but I was mistaken. It looks super cute when I tried it on in the store I had curls that day that I did with hot rollers. - $6.80
Leopard Lint Roller – I couldn’t resist and at only $2.50 what a great find
Filigrie Stapler – This is such a cute item and it is pretty heavy so it doesn’t seem like it will break very easily. I definitely have the cutest stapler in the office now – $3.80 This would make a super cute gift as well.
Bejeweled Tweezers – These are absolutely to die for. Such a cute item and only $1.80! I can’t even get a soda for that price. I bought a few pairs for little Christmas surprises. Really cute impulse buy but they kind of hurt your fingers if you hold them a certain way.
On my way out of the mall I couldn’t help but stop in at Sephora as well. I can’t ever go into the mall without walking in and I needed a few things. Here is what I got
Sephora Nano Eyeliner in Midnight Black and Chocolate – $5 These little eyeliners are great for your lower eye. I only wear liquid eyeliner on top so these look really smokey and smudgey on bottom which I love.
Sephora Mono Eyeshahow in dark brown $12 – These eyeshadows are a great value. They last forever and they stay on well during the day. I would suggest against any of the ones with the silver glitter, it falls under your eyes and looks like you have intentionally put glitter under your eyes…not a good look unless your are 13 in the 90s. This would be a great start to try out a smokey eye if you are not a fan of black smokey eyes. Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist did a great tutorial on how to achieve a smokey eye and you could use the concept with brown tones as well for a sexy subdued look.
Sephora Blush me Mono in Apricot – $12 This blush is great for the price the only issue I have is that its a little glittery…I kind of feel like I am back in the days of body glitter
Murad Acne Treatment Concealer - $21 I know a little pricey but I just started getting breakouts on my chin…I know what is that about! So I asked the consultant what would be a good concealer to use, she suggested this one b/c it has salicylic acid in which is a huge acne fighter so we will see if this clears my breakouts while covering them up too
Hope you enjoyed the reviews of the products I bought while out and about on my lunch break…I guess I get around to returning those sweaters one day
-Drama mama out
- Sephora Launches BeautyTalk, an Online Community for the Beauty Obsessed (stylelist.com)
- Great Halloween Pumpkin Templates (brighthub.com)
- Best Pencil Eyeliners for Under $20 (thefashionablehousewife.com)