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Friday, December 20, 2013

Topstyler review, a few Target goodies and Julep mystery box reveal...

A friend of mine got remarried last night and now that I've stopped hiding, I'm happy to get dolled up and see people again. Her wedding was so much fun. She has four young girls and he has four teenage girls - so now with eight girls, that house is going to be jam packed with estrogen LOL. Poor guy. I pulled out my $22 "new to me" Tracey Reese dress topped with a studded skinny belt ($5 Nordstrom Rack), black 3/4 Halftee, new $3 H&M rhinestone stick earrings, thrifted $7 Via Spiga metallic snakeskin clutch and my $250 Louboutin highness pumps. I was surprised that I lasted three hours in my Loubs but after getting one heel caught in the bride's train when we were dancing, I took a header to avoid tearing her dress. I'm fine and my fall really wasn't all that embarrassing but I did stab my foot with my heel in the fall and I have a 1" cut on the side of my foot. The last hour and a half I went barefoot :)

Ladies and gentlemen, your Highness has arrived

I think the biggest complement I got last night was that I look the same as I did in high school. Pretty good considering not too long ago I was getting feedback like "what happened to her?" and "she used to be your hot sister." I'm not where I want to be but I'm working on it...

At Marshalls yesterday morning I found this product called the Topstyler for $29.99. The original retail was around $140 but it's now $40.99 at so if you can't find one at Marshalls you can always snag one online pretty cheap. I quickly googled reviews while I was in the store and they seemed decent so I went for it. I had purchased a set of hot curlers at Target earlier this year and I get pretty beachy waves for around 5 minutes...and then they fall out. I always believed that if I got a better set maybe it would work better. My vanity prohibits sharing what these did to my hair - I looked like a trussed poodle. After an hour of fussing with the Topstyler curlers, I pulled a couple loose curls out in the front and twisted my hair up into a messy low bun. All the reviews (and YouTube videos that I watched) indicate there is a learning curve - and I agree. Essentially you create finger curls with your fingers or with one of the two combs provided and then clamp them down with heated tourmaline "C-shells". The clips are strong and don't fall out like my other curlers and the curls (unfortunately) held all night. It has a great travel case with room for all the little pieces and a total of 15 clips which is pretty good (I think my set came with more like 20 so I'm not complaining). I'm going to try again soon - next time not right before an event...

Pretty hair clearly not included LOL...

In the spirit of not hiding I'm going to share a pic of me and my younger sister from last night. I wish I took more pics or even a full body shot so you can see my outfit but I'm usually the picture taker and hiding from the camera has become a bad habit.


I quickly stopped in Target today and I picked up these polishes on the clearance end-cap. They were all around $1.50 each.

 My $25 Julep surprise box came today so this is what you missed out on if you didn't order. I got a total of nine polishes (the trio to the right was my $10 add-on), hand cream, face primer, lip gloss, eye pencil and a bunch of samples. I do like their polishes but post CVS makeup sale it does seem like a waste. The eye pencil is black on one side and a brown coppery glitter color on the other. Besides the polishes I think it's the one thing I'm most excited by. The lip gloss is a pale peachy color - nothing I would wear :(

My brand new $550 Tory Burch knee high boots just came in the mail ($10 score!) but I don't have time to take a pic. Stay tuned for next week!

Have a great weekend!
Love, Shoppinggal


1 comment

  1. First of all Congratulations to your friend on her wedding. Secondly,oh man!! your nail polish haul is something to die for! please send some to me ;)


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