I will admit I had very little involvement preparing Naomi for her senior prom. I was there when she picked out her prom shoes from Macy’s. I like the Betsy Johnson shoes for myself. 😉
Prom dress shopping came down to the wire for Naomi. She was extremely busy with the school musical. She found her dress from a specialty store called The Winner located in Sharon Pennsylvania (about an hour away from Pittsburgh).
Naomi purchased her jewelry from Claire’s.
I found a cute wristlet from Burlington Coat Factory.
Naomi’s hair is actually a wig she made. She purchased the hair from Alie Express in deep curl Malaysian.
The only thing I did with makeup was give her a purple smoky eye. Naomi did the rest of her face.
Each year I make it a point to buy myself something really nice for Mother’s Day. This year I splurged on Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics located inside the Downtown Pittsburgh Macy’s. I was already planning on visiting Lush to buy more Aromaco Deodorant. I decided to try a few more items.
- Sandstone (sample)
- Stepping Stone
- Love Lettuce
I am already pleased with the effectiveness of the Aromaco Deodorant.
With the weather getting warmer in my area I wanted to try T’eo.
To be honest my feet aren’t quite Summer ready.LOL!
Megan in the Lush store recommended I should try the Avobath as a foot soak.
She recommended the Stepping Stone as well. This combination will not only sooth my feet but soften them too.
In the past I have used the Fresh Face Mask in Cupcake. The Lush I visited was completely sold out in that mask. I managed to get the last one of the Love Lettuce.
Megan also gave me a sample of the Sandstone soap to try.
Thank you Megan for all of your assistance. 🙂
I had $10 in Macy’s money I really wanted to use. It’s very rare I buy something from the MAC counter I actually need. LOL! Any other time I’m buying something based on impulse. This time around I purchased the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder. I use this as a setting powder. I like the coverage since it looks so natural on me.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Dark
Before MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
After MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
2014 marked the fifth year for Pittsburgh Fashion Week. The fashion action took place September 22-28, 2014. I recently attended the Macy’s Fashion Rocks fashion show that was held at the Macy’s in Downtown Pittsburgh. This fashion show displayed fashions you can wear for work that easily transitions for an evening out on the town. Guests also got a sneak preview of student designs from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. There were light refreshments from Savoy Restaurant in Pittsburgh.
A student designer showing her creation
There was also a local rock band to provide entertainment after the fashion show.
Style Week Pittsburgh was back for another week of fun and style. Style Week Pittsburgh took place August between the 11th and the 17th with different events happening each day.
I attended the Jewelry Showcase that was held on Wednesday August 13th. This showcase was presented by the Macy’s Department Store located in downtown Pittsburgh.
Mehndi by Soma
Some very expensive pieces were on display.
An assortment of jewelry on display
An assortment of watches
You know it must be Spring when Clinique has their gift with purchase at Macy’s. This time I purchased a 16.5 fl oz bottle of the Clarifying Lotion for combination oily skin. I ordered the big bottle because my daughters use the clarifying lotion as well. Hopefully this bottle will last through the rest of Spring in my house.
By the way, I love everything about the Gift with Purchase.
- 2 in 1 Mascara and Lipstick Duo (Lash Doubling Mascara and Different Lipstick)
- Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
- Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
- Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, Corrects
- All About Shadow Quad
Eyeshadow Quad (L-R) Buttered Toast Duo, Lemongrass, Safari
Different Lipstick in Tenderheart
Last week I stopped by Macy’s to see if there was any Carol’s Daughter left in stock. Luckily there was.
Hair Milk Original Leave-In Moisturizer Trial Size
Lisa’s Hair Elixir Scalp & Hair Health Restoring Hair Oil
I bought a bottle of Lisa’s Hair Elixir for myself and my oldest daughter. I’m such a good mommy. 🙂
I belong to the Pittsburgh based natural hair community on Facebook called It’s a Natural Thang. Recently someone posted the Macy’s in Pittsburgh was no longer carrying Carol’s Daughter. The inventory already in stock was being marked down to 50%. You don’t have to tell me twice when Carol’s Daughter is 50% off.
This is what I purchased.
Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer, Monoi Repairing Collection
I have purchased both the Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer and the Monoi Repairing Collection in the past for my oldest daughter. She flat irons her hair and I’m trying to get her in the habit of taking better care of her tresses.
Tui Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner, Healthy Hair Butter Protective Cream Hairdress
I originally purchased the Tui Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner and the Healthy Hair Butter earlier this year. I am liking the results I’ve been getting from this combination. I purchased more so I have enough to carry me through the rest of this Winter. This has been preventing my hair from drying out.
Black Vanilla Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner, Marguerite’s Magic Restorative Cream Hairdress
I decided. the try out the Black Vanilla Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner and Marguerite’s Magic Restorative Cream Hairdress. More tools for my haircare arsenal. 😉
I really needed some new Winter boots. When Macy’s had their Doorbuster Black Friday sale, I already knew I would find a good deal. I also used a 20% off coupon too!
I can’t afford UGG boots so Bearpaw is an alternative for me. I’ve bought Bearpaw boots for my daughters in the past. They did say Bearpaw boots keep your feet warm.
I ordered the Emma Tall Booties in black.
I recently stopped by Macy’s to take advantage of the bonus that was being offered at the Clinique counter. To get the bonus you had to spend a minimum of $25.00.
I already needed more of the Clarifying Lotion 3. I also purchased the Dramatically Different Moisture Lotion for my youngest.
For the free 8-piece bonus you had the choice of Nudes or Violets. I chose Violets for myself.
(L-R) Angel Eyes, Lavender Out Loud, Purple Pumps, Graphite
Chubby Stick in Voluptuous Violet