Thursday, May 28, 2015

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox De-puffing Eye Cubes

I've been so so soooo curious about Peter Thomas Roth's Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye Cubes! So when Sephora had their VIB sale event, i decided i needed to take action.  I've always had issues with puffiness and dark under eye circles so anything 'cucumber' and 'refreshing' always peeks my curiosity!  I've had quite some time to put this beauty to the test and while it feels amazing on, i'm not quite sure it lives up to the hype or price tag for that matter.  The concept is amazing actually. Basically , you get these capsules that are in liquid form.  Pop them in the freezer and when you are ready to use one, simply peel it off the package and gently place it inside the cloth pouch (enclosed). Next, you massage it all over your under eye area.  OK, so lets chat positives.  It feels wonderful on and is very soothing.  In fact, i think these will be especially wonderful in the head of the summer. Having said that, application can be quite messy!!! You see, while you're applying the 'ice cube' under your eyes, it melts... and you can visualize the rest from there.  There has to be a better way to execute this concept!  I was hoping that these were actually cucumber infused circles that you placed in the fridge and reused as necessary but at $50 for 6 uses, i just don't think it's worth the price.  If the price tag was a bit more wallet friendly, i would say yes, definitely worth it (messiness and all).

I actually like the product itself if it weren't so messy and perhaps a bit less pricey. I'll continue on my quest to find the perfect 'cucumber' de-puffing product.  When i find it... i will be sure to share it with you!   If you're still curious and want to try these for yourself, you can purchase them here!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM


Monday, May 25, 2015

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

YAY it's my favorite time of year.... Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!!!  While i always have a few things on my virtual shopping cart, i thought I'd highlight a few of my favorite things that are currently marked down until May 31st!  

OK so i actually already own the regular sized Rebecca Minkoff Fiona Bucket Bag but this 'mini' version is ON SALE and it's ADORABLE! 
The Michael Kors 'Josephine' wedges are sooooo insanely gorgeous for summer!  The navy is gorgeous and will pair so well with a bohemian white dress! 
All hail to the queen... Alexander McQueen that is... ummm these stunning shades pretty much speak for themselves!  Need.... stat!
I'm a huge Kendra Scott fan and this Arden Station Cuff is everything!  I'm also loving this Kate Spade bangle so much... plus it's under $30 so you can get one for you and one for your bff!

Also on my shopping cart but not on sale (weep weep) are these spectacular Rebecca Minkoff earrings and Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick.

So have you shopped the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale?  What did you get??? Do tell!!!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Download the Fashion Maven Mommy APP!

I'm so excited to share that FMM now has its own app!  This will make navigating my blog so much easier on your mobile device or ipad!  All of my posts as well as social media is linked to the app so it's a one stop shop!  Be sure to download the app via the App Store stat so you don't miss out on your daily dose of FMM beauty! Let me know what you think!

Thank you so much for stopping by... xoxo, Carla - FMM

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NARS Dual Intensity Blushes

NARS Dual Intensity Blushes

A few months back, my friend and awesome youtube vlogger Serein Wu spoke so highly of the NARS dual intensity blushes!  Being the beauty junkie that i am, i certainly cannot resist such a great recommendation so i picked up my fist blush in the shade Craving. I've never been wow'd the way that i was with this blush! Holy amazingness!  Here's why... while you can wear these by simply swiping your brush and applying, you can actually wet these for major intensity! But before we get into that, lets chat brushes!  Serein really recommended the NARS Wet Dry  brush that is specifically made to use with these blushes. Since i didn't actually have that brush, i reached for my favorite IT Cosmetics brushes (this one and this one) and have to say, they did an amazing job! I think the key is to have a good, densely packed brush! Initially i used an evian spritz on my brushes but then switched over to MAC's Prep + Prime Fix It which makes everything more intense in general (you so need this, especially for shadows)! The color payoff was incredible!  Simply spray MAC's Fix It on your brush lightly, dab your brush on the blush, tap the brush on over the top of your hand to be sure you're not over applying (always better to build up your color versus over applying), then swipe across your cheeks for the most gorgeous color ever!!!  In fact, i was so blown away by how gorgeous this blush was that i added Frenzy to my collection!  Warning... these blushes are addicting!  Once you see just how gorgeous these apply, you'll want every.! I know i do!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM


Monday, May 18, 2015

My Feature In Bella NYC Magazine's Beauty Issue

I couldn't be more excited to share that I'm featured in Bella NYC Magazine's Beauty Issue!  This is a major dream come true for me!  For this feature i chatted about my favorite Iconic Beauty... Michelle Williams of course!  I adore her timeless style and beauty... hullo, have you seen her Louis Vuitton Campaign??? Besides, it was her 2006 Academy Awards ensemble that stole my heart!  Read all about it here or pick up the latest issue of Bella NYC if you're in the NYC area or at your local Barnes & Noble!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone at Bella NYC for including me in this spectacular issue... such an honor!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

Pacifica Coconut Infused Mineral Eye Shadow Palette

Last year, while browsing Target's beauty aisles, i took notice of these makeup remover wipes by Pacifica.  Initially, i loved the packaging, but as i read on i realized they were infused with coconut water and being the coconut lover that i am, i simply couldn't leave them behind.  I loved them so much i actually featured them in a blog post which you can read here.  That day i also picked up this beauty.  Fast forward to now... my friends at Pacifica reached out to me with a couple of new products to try.  Since i loved what I'd tried so far, i was excited to see more!

Pacifica's Power of Love Coconut Infused Mineral Eye Shadow Palette is a seriously amazing drugstore palette!  It features a well balanced array of neutrals with a few pops of color! The colors are beautiful and well pigmented.  The shadows are so buttery and super easy to work with!  This is quite a drugstore gem!

Definitely go check out this palette, the delicious coconut infused makeup remover wipes and the rest of the line at your local Target , Ulta or online! I promise you will not regret it!  Noteworthy... this brand is cruelty-free, and 100% vegan!

BTW i loved this palette so much that I'd like to share one with you!  Enter to win a Pacifica Power of Love Coconut Infused Mineral Eye Shadow Palette via the Rafflecopter widget! World Wide Giveaway... anyone can enter as long as you follow the required entries!  There are plenty of chances for additional bonus entries!  GOOD LUCK beauties! Xoxo, Carla - FMM
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Style Haul!

I'm a little late in getting this post out but during this past spring break I did a ton of \cleaning, organizing and redecorating.  It was just time to change things up and i went to town!  In between cleaning and organizing i did sneak in a little shopping too!  I found a super cute Kate Spade cross body in pink that I'm absolutely obsessing over (here's a similar one)!  Plus how cute is this Ban Do ipad case (check out this equally adorable zip up pouch! ?! Oh and i couldn't believe that i scored these sandals for such an amazing price! My Brickyard Buffalo kimono finally came in and I'm so in love! I found some other fun options for you to check out as well!  I couldn't resist the 'Merci' thank you cards that i found at Marshall's but you can find some great ones here too! Lastly, I'm obsessed with my Ray Ban mirrored aviator sunnies.  I'd been wanting the ones with the green lens for a while now and i finally bit the bullet and ordered them!  Aren't they gorge??!!!  I also went to West Elm and discovered wine scented candles!  The Riesling and Sangria were my absolute favorite!  I couldn't resist them so i brought home the Sangria candle and am head over heels in love!

While i opted to stay in, i'm so glad that i took the time to get reorganized.  It's such a good feeling! Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla