Tuesday, November 6, 2012

La Mer Watches for Under Fifty Dollars

Happy Election Day! If you haven’t gone out to vote yet – get to it! I’m personally one of the first people of this country to ever vote via email — NJ voters are able to do so due to displacement from the storm. Today marks my tiny footprint on American history.

I know that there are lots of important things to talk about today, what with natural disasters and Americans voting on who will lead the country for the next four years – but a work friend shared some frivolous news that I just cannot keep to myself. La Mer watches are available at Target.
I know, right? They’re just fabulous. While these puppies normally cost between $98-$188, the $39.99-$49.99 price point is a steal, and the quality appears to be a big step up from my lame knock-off that is admittedly falling apart on my wrist as I type.

I now know the first item on my Holiday wish list. Who’s with me? Would you wear this less expensive version of La Mer?

This post is cross-posted from Christina Does: my lifestyle blog where I write about shopping, beauty, fashion, travel, food, events, and more. In the upcoming weeks I will be switching to this blog exclusively, so if you're a fan of The Happy Shopaholic, please follow me on Christina Does.

I will be tweeting from my personal twitter account (@ChristinaMarcus) moving forward, and if you’d like to connect on Facebook, you can do so here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A New Chapter: The Happy Shopaholic is Moving

Hello my lovely, beautiful readers. I have an exciting announcement today!

You may have noticed that some of my newer posts are cross-posted from the blog Christina Does. For the past few months I have been writing multiple blogs to suit my multiple interests, which include shopping, beauty, food (both cooking and consuming) and events, among other things. Christina Does will combine all of these elements into one blog.


If you’ve enjoyed The Happy Shopaholic, I hope you will click on over to Christina Does, and follow my posts there. 

I will be tweeting from my personal twitter account (@ChristinaMarcus) moving forward, and if you’d like to connect on Facebook, you can do so here.

I will continue to cross-post for some time, and will let you know when the final transfer is taking effect, at which point The Happy Shopaholic will no longer be updated.

Thank you for sticking with me these past two years! It has been fun, and it is not over. I look forward to staying connected to all of you through my new blogging endeavor!

Xo,
Christina

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Beauty Review: Not Your Mother’s® Kinky Moves™ Curl Defining Hair Cream

My curly-haired girls know that achieving the perfect ‘do is no easy task. Every detail, starting with shampoo and ending with hairspray, must be carefully calculated. Finding the perfect combination of products is nothing short of groundbreaking.
I recently sang praises to Miss Jessie’s® Original Quick Curls, but my 2012 Influenster Beauty Blogger Vox Box sent me a sample that pushes poor Miss Jessie to #2 on my “must-have curl cream” list. Who is the new number one? Not Your Mother's® Kinky Moves™ Curl Defining Hair Cream.
At just six dollars for a full sized, four ounce bottle, Not Your Mother’s® gives the 32-dollar, eight ounce bottle of Miss Jessie’s® a run for her money. The Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream has two definite pros over Miss Jessie’s®:
  1. The smell. Kinky Moves is infused with natural grape seed & jasmine to encourage natural curls and eliminate frizz and fly-aways. Every time I use this product my boyfriend raves about how good I smell. He’s a full foot taller than me – so catching his attention with nice-smelling hair products is much easier than trying to entice him with perfume!
  2. It’s lightweight. Kinky moves really does eliminate frizz, without any greasy residue, which tends to weigh down curls. My curls are bouncy and clean-feeling once dry.
My curls with Not Your Mother's® Kinky Moves™ Curl Defining Hair Cream
So if you’re constantly searching for great curl products that don’t break the bank, give Not Your Mother's® Kinky Moves™ Curl Defining Hair Cream a shot. I just ran out of my sample and will be buying the full-sized today!
Interested in trying other Not Your Mother’s® products? The Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray is another favorite!
This post is cross-posted from Christina Does. My lifestyle blog where I write about shopping, beauty, fashion, travel, food, events, and more. In the upcoming weeks I will be switching to this blog exclusively, so if you're a fan of The Happy Shopaholic, please follow me on Christina Does.

Friday, October 19, 2012

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Birchbox Favorites

The reason I joined Birchbox almost one full year ago was to practice my favorite principle of "try before you buy." Each month, for only $10, Birchbox mails a box of large or full sized products for sampling. There is almost always one full sized product that makes the month worth the $10. Since joining, I've been exposed to many products that I like, but there are a handful that my improved beauty regimen just cannot live without. Here are my top three:

Eyeko eyeliner
Image courtesy of polyvore 

1. Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner- this liquid eyeliner's pen-style applicator is a life-saver. I like that the applicator is skinny because I can do a thin liner or build up to a thicker look. The company also makes a fat eye stick for a smudgier look, but I'll stick with my skinny.


2. Miss Jessie's® Original Quick Curls - August was the best month to receive this amazing curl cream. The cream's moisturizing botanicals kept my curls calm and lightweight, giving them a very soft and natural look, which is not easy for me to achieve in the late, humid East Coast summer.


Image courtesy of TartCosmetics.com
3. Tarte LipSurgence™ lip tint: I'm not huge on lip color - at least I didn't used to be - but this product is amazing. Birchbox gave a full-sized sample in August. I already had this lip tint in a deep red and a light pink, and Birchbox  gave me 'Joy' - the stick looks orange but it goes on in a deep peachy color that is just perfect for any season. I wear this tint just about every day.









Do you have an favorite products thanks to Birchbox?

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