Friday Favorites August 8th

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1.) Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo I received a sample of this shampoo and conditioner from Sephora. I had mentioned in a previous post that I have never actually tried a bumble and bumble product but was dying to try one. After using the combination of this invisible oil shampoo and conditioner once, my hair felt incredibly smooth and soft! I barely had to work the shampoo into my scalp before it started lathering! Since I have longer hair I find that I have difficulty with finding a shampoo that lathers easily.

2.) Black Chunky Platform Chelsea Boots As fall approaches I need to start finding warmer pieces to incorporate into my wardrobe. Last winter on the East Coast was brutal and I’d rather have a few pairs of nice boots to wear instead of heels.Since these boots are a chunky with a rubber platform I’d assume they’d be more comfortable and easier to get around in if it is slippery out. I plan to mostly wear dark leggings/tights this fall to work with dresses so these boots would be perfect. I’ve been scouring the internet trying to find something similar to these made in the US. If all else fails I will purchase them from this site.

3.) Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection I bought this palette specifically to take to Vegas with me when I got married. Before that I never used a Too Faced product and at that time there weren’t very many affordable neutral eye shadow palettes out there. The colors in this are absolutely perfect for different neutral eye looks. You can do something really basic or glam it up. I have two other palette sets by Too Faced, Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy and Romantic Eye Classic Beauty. They also just released Country Nashville Nudes, which I plan to purchase in the near future. Too Faced shadows are moderately pigmented and blend well with each other and other shadows. Even though Too Faced provides “how-to” cards with looks I always find myself mixing and matching colors from all of their palettes!

4.) More Super-Cute Chibis to Draw and Paint I got this book a year or so ago and then stumbled on the “more” book yesterday at Barnes and Noble. While my artwork isn’t really a chibi style, I still get great inspiration from these books. Both books include “how-to” instructions on turning any type of drawing into chibi style. The “more” book also provides some good techniques on water coloring. I’ve used watercolors in the past, but working with them is very tricky. This book just gives a few basic beginner tips that I plan to try out.

5.) Target Junior’s Maxi Dress Vintage Rose Despite looking incredibly comfy, I have never owned a maxi dress. In my own mind, I felt that since I had a curvy figure with larger hips, the shape would be really unflattering on my body type. When I saw this dress at Target I knew that I had to at least try it on. The fabric at the top is thin while the skirt and liner are a bit heavy. It may be too hot to wear yet, but I think it is a great transition piece into fall. Since the skirt fabric is heavy, I believe the dress could be worn on cooler days with a cardigan. Target has always had great clothing, but sometimes they are cheaply made and only last a few washings. Hopefully this dress will last! I love it!

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