Ipsy Bag – October 2018

Ipsy Items

Tarte Shape Tape // Mamma Kadar Lip in “Amour” // Manefit Cucumber Soothing + Moisturizing Sheet Mask // Manefit Lavender Wrinkle Care + Lifting Sheet Mask // IBY Beauty Eye Shadow Palette // Eye Shadow Brush

Other Items

Similar Pajama Set // Sleep Shirt // Bluetooth Mirror // Tray is from Marshall’s another cute one here

My October Ipsy bag is finally in! I seriously look forward to receiving this little bag monthly. Each month, you receive 5 items based on a questions you answer on Ipsy such as what kind of items you like “what is your skin tone,” or “what shade of eyeshadow so you prefer?” They ask a bunch of questions to see what you like and use that when sending you products!

I really had a vision of how I wanted to share this bag with you all. I wanted to take some cute pictures on my bed with Riley, in my Ralph Lauren sleep shirt with some knee high socks, which is what I wear to bed as the weather starts to cool down. But, Riley hasn’t been feeling well since her spaying and wanted nothing to do with me, I couldn’t find my night gown, the lighting was horrible because it has been storming here, and my vision did not pan out like I wanted it to, but hope you like it anyway!

I wrote a little about the process of signing up for Ipsy and the items below!

I really love that they do this because it gives me a chance to tell them what I like and what works best for me, and gives them a chance to find products that will work for your skin tone, your eye color, and with everything you love!

Just a little background about Ipsy- the cost is $10 a month, which isn’t bad at all considering most of these items cost over $10. I don’t really belong to many subscription places, but Ipsy is one I’ll always stay with. I love trying new products monthly and seeing what I like and what I would want to buy once I am done with the item I received. I never tried many Tarte items until I got Ipsy and I have now fallen in love with Tarte and have a lot of products from them.

I have linked the products that I can find from the bag. The only ones I had some issues with were the INMO Cosmetics Eye Shadow Brush and the IBY Eye Shadow “Midnight Sky.” I have linked a similar brush that I have and currently use as an eye shadow brush and have linked an IBY Cosmetics Eye Shadow Palette that has a color that is similar to “Midnight Sky.” But in regards to the ones I could find, I am loving the lip color and the shape tape. I used both this morning as part of my makeup routine and am obsessed!

Have you ever tried Ipsy? What has been the one item you received that you now can’t live without?

Xo,

Nina

Favorite Fall Booties

Side Tie Bootie // Black Suede Ankle Bootie // Beige Suede Ankle Bootie // Jadet Side Slit Booties // Black Leather Booties

Hi Babes! Booties are my staple shoes for the fall and winter season, they go with jeans, skirts, dresses and even leggings/pants! So today I am sharing my Fall favorites. I tend to buy a lot of booties in the black and beige/brown family because I think they match with everything and are more versatile colors. I do have a few army green colored booties but black and beige have my heart.

I purchased all of these shoes in a 9.5 so they are TTS and fit so comfortably. I think my favorites out of all of these have to be the black suede Rebecca Bootie from DSW. I got them during their warehouse sale and am completely obsessed. The thick heel is adorable. These are a perfect example of a pair of booties that can be styled multiple ways. The other day on my stories, I shared the booties with an embroidered skirt and burnt orange blouse and got so many messages about how cute they looked with a skirt. Yesterday while running errands at the mall, I wore them with jeans and thought they looked adorable. I think it is so important to get shoes that can be used for various outfits and not ones that just fit with one thing!

Which of these booties are your favorite?

Xo,

Nina

Fancy Two-Piece Sweat Set

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Two Piece // Chunky Necklace – similar here & here // Shoes -similar here & here

I am all about the two-piece sets lately. I used to hate how they looked on me but lately I am LIVING for them! I especially love this red two-piece sweat set from SheIn! I love off-the-shoulder clothing, so this was right up my alley. I paired this outfit with a chunky necklace and heeled sandals. I also think that it could easily be paired with a pair of chuck taylors for a cute casual look.

For sizing, I usually always size up on their items unless the comments and review say otherwise. I also have large hips so even if items are sweat pants I tend to size up so I went even bigger and went for a large from their site. It was actually big so I ended up re-ordering the outfit in a size M. So, I would say it is pretty TTS for this outfit.

Do you like two-piece outfits?

Xo,

Nina

Travel Guide: Napa, CA

I recently traveled to Napa, CA for my friend Anna’s Bachelorette Party and it was so much fun! Due to a few cancelations in flights, we did not get to spend as much time as we wanted to there, but still had a ton of fun. Just incase you plan on traveling there I wanted to share where we stayed, what we did, and where we went 🙂

PLACES TO STAY

We stayed at the very beautiful Hampton Inn & Suites in Napa, CA.

The hotel was extremely clean, gorgeous and their breakfast was to die for. I always try to look for hotels that include breakfast and kind of always assume it will be a regular small continental, but this was everything and more. They had a waffle maker, eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, and so much more. The rooms were so nice and there bathrooms were gorgeous. They also offered free wine at 5pm everyday, which is so nice. The hotel had various wineries within a 10-30 minute drive (we used Uber’s) and had wine rooms right in the center of town which was a 10 minute drive. They also had a shopping center next door which had a target, in and out burger, food store, and much more.

THINGS TO DO

  1. Chandon Winery:

The bride requested that we go to Chandon Winery because they are the makers of her wedding gown. So of course, the maid of honor booked us some time there and we did an awesome cocktail class. It was SO much fun! They provided all the ingredients and the directions and we got to make three awesome cocktails.

Afterwards we got to sit there and enjoy our drinks. So, we got some platters that they offered and made a day out of it. It was such a beautiful place and the ambiance was amazing.

 

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2. Starmont Winery:

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Two Piece // Veil // Bride to be Set // Shoes // White Dress

3. Capp Heritage Tasting Room :

Our first stop was a wine room right in the heart of Napa! Capp Heritage was a cute little place with such gorgeous chairs, a small stage for live entertainment, and cute decor. We did a wine tasting and their wines were amazing. I’m a red wine kind of girl and everything was so good!

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Shirts // My shorts // Bridal Veil Similar

How cute are our shirts? The bride loves Disney so we found these adorable bachelorette Disney themed shirts! Etsy is always perfect for those kinds of things 🙂

4. Napkins

Napkins is the place to go if you are looking for a night out with your girls. It was extremely busy, but the music was good and everyone was up and dancing! It was a lot of fun!

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PLACES TO EAT

  1. BASALT

The food was absolutely amazing here. Although a bit expensive, the quality of the food made up for it as well as the overall atmosphere. We ate outside and it was so nice out and on a little river that you can look out on. The Garlic Fries that comes as a side is so good and I highly recommend it. For dinner I got the black pepper hanger steak and my friend got the Maine Lobster Risotto. Both extremely good and full of flavor.

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2. Red Hen Cantina

This place was so unbelievably delicious. The amount of food you get is un-matched by any restaurant. To start, we got appetizers of Guacamole & Chips. But, you also get chips and salsa as soon as they seat you. We each got different items on the menu, but I stuck to the steak fajitas that were so amazing.  The flavor was out of this world. I highly recommend stopping here if you have the chance.

All in all, it was an amazing trip and I cannot wait to go back there one day!

Have you ever been to Napa, CA? What was your favorite winery?

Xo,

Nina

Fashion Nova Hoodie Dress

Hoodie Dress // Booties (sold out), similar here & here // Boots // OTK boots, similar cheaper options here & here

Good morning babes! I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! I am all about comfortable style as the weather starts to cool down, so I was really excited about this hoodie dress! I’ve ordered a few things from fashion nova now and am loving their stuff.

I love versatile items that can be worn casually or dressy, and this hoodie Dress is the perfect item! Today I’ll pair it with three different types of shoes so that you can see that this dress can be worn casually and dressy, and see which way you would prefer to wear it. This also comes in 2-3 other colors and is perfect as the weather continues to get cooler.

This hoodie dress is a bit big, but that is the look I was going for. I was looking for something I can lounge in if I wanted to and that I could feel comfortable in. I got a size medium but the small would have been fine. I also linked some cheaper versions of my Stuart Weitzman OTK boots.

Would you wear this cute hoodie dress?

Xo,

Nina

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Blanket Scarf // T-Shirt // Jeans // Booties

There is nothing like a shirt with some cute fall quote on it to make an outfit a little better! I felt like this shirt spoke to me. I love autumn/fall because of the gorgeous changing leaves and everything pumpkin! I used to drink pumpkin spice coffees from dunkin everyday from when they came out until they took them away. Being on Keto, I haven’t had one, but I found a pumpkin spice dairy free creamer that reminds me of it. I am a pumpkin addict!

These ripped jeans have been on repeat. They are comfortable and I love the rips in them because its not too much but also not too little. Blanket scarfs became my new favorite accessory last winter. You can easily pair them with jeans, dresses or work outfits. This beige one matches so easily with everything and is incredibly warm.

What is your favorite fall quote?

Xo,

Nina


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