Monday, January 20, 2014

Mini-Haul: MLK Day sales at Sawgrass Mills, plus OOTD

Yesterday, the sun was shining and the weather was cool, so my husband and I packed up to do what was originally planned to be some "window shopping" at Sawgrass Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States. Little did we realize it was mega-sale time, because of the holiday weekend. We racked up for cheap!

Fashion first… love the nude wedges that make me SO TALL. I have been looking for some like these for years. They were only $25 at some shoe store that I can't recall. The jewelry is from the Old Navy outlet, and I am obsessed with the green earrings that match the necklace. Can't WAIT to wear them!

Next up, in the beauty department, it was Buy-One-Get-Two-Free at Mastercuts. I got some awesome OPI nail polishes, two of which (the gray and the purple) I will send to my sister in Germany. I knew she wouldn't care if I did my nails with them... here are the mani's so you can see the true shades:


The polishes left to right are Austin-tastic Turquoise, It's All San Andreas Fault, and Alcatraz… Rocks.

The purple (Alcatraz…Rocks) was glittery and fun, but I took it off my nails because they smudged. The gray (It's All San Andreas Fault) is more wearable for day-to-day to me. The two polishes are from the "Liquid Sand" line of OPI. They dry to a matte finish. Here is a How-To link for applying and removing the Liquid Sand polish. Ya gotta have a base coat, and skip the top coat-- then to remove, hold the remover there for 30-60 seconds.

The Austin-tastic Turquoise needed THREE coats for true color pay-off, so I don't know if that's worth it to me. I like to do only a couple of coats for a nice opaque shade.

Also at Mastercuts, it was Buy-One-Get-Two-Free for the pink cans of bigsexyhair. I already know that I love me some of their Root Pump Plus and Spray & Play Harder, and I can't wait to try their Powder Play! I have been using the cheap-o Walmart version of Got2b Powderful Volumizing Styling Powder, which works great. The Got2b product was recommended in my go-to favorite book, How to Look Expensive by Andrea Pomerantz Lustig (former "Glamour" magazine beauty editor).

My husband got a pair of $20 jeans at the Old Navy outlet, and a $10 shirt at Greg Norman. I think we spent less than $150 and racked up!

Last, but not least, we treated ourselves to a dinner at Rainforest Cafe, and sat right beside the animatronics elephants. Super-fun! I loved the fish tanks.

Also, because I was proud of myself for styling this all together this morning, I'm including my Outfit of the Day (OOTD): 

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