ThredUp Consignment Clothing Buys

I love buying consignment: fancy for cheap!

 

Yeah, so my male colleagues can rotate 3-4 suits, but if you wear a dress or something a lot, someone notices! Ha! So, yes, we have way too many clothes in our closets.

I love consignment. Great clothes, cheap price!

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Thredup consignment clothing…frugal and stylish

Most on-air journalists and other reporters don’t make a lot of money, especially at the start of their careers.

We still have to dress nicely, do our hair, have good makeup, and keep our appearance to standards. Thankfully, I’m not too proud to buy consignment clothes. I’m still sick in this video so I’m in full-on stuck-at-home mode. I tend to look a little better than that at work.

Use my link below to get $20 credit to sign up, then wait to get a 20-40% coupon code in the  mail on your first order. $66 for 6 dresses and 1 blouse is nothing to sneeze at!

Join ThreadUp here for $20 credit: http://www.thredup.com/r/TGXYDZ

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Fabletics athletic wear

You don’t need to dress up, but you wouldn’t go out to the store in an old, smelly t-shirt, and it doesn’t help your running, either.

Today I’m showing you Fabletics, the athletic clothing line by Kate Hudson. It’s nice, the quality is top-notch, and if you have to stop at the store on the way home, you won’t be embarrassed.

Your first order is $25 and after that your outfits start at $49.95, but you can get individual pieces for less. If you forget to skip, and don’t pick an outfit or piece, you’ll be charged the minimum, and you’ll have a credit to use. If you’re on a budget, do not forget to skip!

The clothing is street-worthy, too, and some of it is pretty stylish. If you stop by the bodega, or the grocery, or even the mall on the way home, you won’t be embarrassed by your old, ratty shirt with holes and stains. If you care for them minimally, the pieces last and hold their shape, so I totally recommend this subscription if you exercise.

Much Love,

Gloria

Central Park Series: BoxyCharm May 2015

Boxycharm is $21 per month for 4-5 full-sized products. FULL SIZED!

I started this subscription late last year, and so far I’ve gotten products from Tarte, Elizabeth Arden and even an Urban Decay palette. Each one of those products alone was more than the cost of the subscription.

CheapYummyShiny Central Park Series

I live so close to the park, and the lighting is so bad in my room, I thought…why not?

It was a nice day, but I’ll have to get used to getting interrupted while doing this out in public! I know my hair looks totally different at the end, but I dodged a ball that bounced away from a pup, and after petting him and all that fun stuff, I changed my hair and forgot. Another lesson learned!

Some people have asked me why I don’t put on makeup, etc to do the videos, especially since I do my makeup every weekday for work. I don’t mind looking like me, and I get tired of putting on full makeup every day so weekends and evenings I tend to go fresh-faced. Sometimes I don’t pick the best angles or maybe the best lighting, but eh! I’m not scared of looking like a human being!

If you’d like to try BoxyCharm, sadly the referral links don’t work until they finish the new site. Here’s a list of the products in this box, in case you couldn’t hear:

  • Model Co Bronze Shimmer Bronzing Powder 01
  • bodyography Brow Trio
  • The Lip Bar in Purple Rain and in Kiss Me
  • lauren b Beauty Nail Couture in Sunset Blvd. and in #lmjuicing

Also, the extra box I got this month I’ll put up as a giveaway as soon as I reach 100 followers, so share and get to clicking!

Much Love,

Gloria

Enchanted Polish February 2015

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This is just a quick swatch of what I’m wearing today. I’m using Enchanted Polish February 2015 since I wanted a red. It’s a great scattered red holo with a bit of a jelly finish. This is 2 coats with Julep Oxygen Performance Top Coat.

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I love her polishes, although I’m rough on my nails so they don’t last as long on my nails as they do for other people. All of her polishes are 5-free and you can’t just go order them. She’s what they call indie, so she makes her colors in limited runs and some, like the monthlies are one chance to pre-order, and then they’re gone. You can find them on Ebay, etc but they go for more than retail.

This particular color is a holo you can wear to the office, but it’s fun and in the sunlight…whoa. No, it’s not cheap, but it’s definitely very shiny!

Much Love,

Gloria

Temptu airbrush and Zoya Pixie Dust

It’s seriously freezing here in NYC, and although I want to go on a run (run off the holiday flab!), I can’t make myself. Breathing hard hurts when it’s this cold. So, here’s a couple of indoor/makeup things.

Temptu Pro airbrush makeup

I went to a Temptu professional intro to airbrush class this week. I’ve been airbrushing for over 2 1/2 years, but it’s a pre-requisite to advanced workshops, and also, I did learn a couple of tricks I wouldn’t have thought of.

For instance, patting on a bit of powder after primer and concealer, and before airbrushing, then using another very light layer of gently-pressed on powder between layers really helps the longevity and the finish. I can see a difference.

It was also determined that my compressor was shot, which explains the trouble with coverage I was having. I got a refurb on a trade-in, and voila! All good!

Since it’s working, again, I went back to contouring and blush with the airbrush makeup, as well. Here’s my morning on-air look. I probably should have done more to my hair, but for some reason I am really tired today!

Please pay attention to the foundation/skin finish and not how tired I look. I also should have kept away from the sodium last night!

Please pay attention to the foundation/skin finish and not how tired I look. I also should have kept away from the sodium last night!

Another sign it’s one of those mornings: I forgot to put on eyeliner before putting on mascara, and when you have long lashes covered in thickening mascara…Let’s just say it’s a challenge.

If you want to take a class, it’s $150…but it’s all redeemable in product or equipment, so in essence, the class is free.

Zoya Pixie Dust NOTD

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I also decided to do a simple single color with accent nail look last night, since I’ve been letting my nails “rest” for a few days. Today’s NOTD is Zoya Pixie Dust Ginni and Cosmo accent. I love textured nails, and if I chip one, it is ridiculously easy to patch it up and make it match. I took advantage of the BOGO on the pixies in December, since they’re being discontinued. If they do another sale, I may need backups. I haven’t found any other company that has something quite like the Pixie Dust finish.

I’ve been avoiding cutting my cuticles, since it’s healthier for your nail bed, but I realize I’m awful at oiling them. I either need to make an effort, or just give in and cut them, again.

Stay warm, and think about how gorgeous and lush it will look when your curl your hands around a hot mug of something next to the fire with the pixies.

Much Love,

Gloria

December 2014 beauty subscriptions: Birchbox, Boxycharm, Wantable

I don’t get a lot of gifts, so I make sure I have some sent every month

December subscriptions were pretty sweet, and as busy as I was, I didn’t get to enjoy a lot of them, but here are a few of the ones I got.

Birchbox

Birchbox December 2014

Birchbox December 2014

I added the Birchbox Plus for $25 this month because I loved the necklace, and so far the Capwell & Co Amethyst Stone Cluster Necklace has gotten a lot of positive comments when I wear on-air. It’s just sparkly enough without being distracting (you have to walk a fine line) and I have worn it a few times, already.

The box also came with Beauty Protector Protect & Oil, which I won’t use because it has a lot of silicones, and since I don’t use shampoo often, if ever, to wash my hair, I avoid silicone products that aren’t water-soluble.

Mirenesse Mattfinity Lip Rouge in Sydney which I love. I like to use their lipsticks and stains because they stay put and you don’t even need a liner!

Number 4 Hair Care Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner which I will probably give to someone. I may use the shampoo, as it’s sulfate-free, when I think I have some build-up, but the conditioner has silicones, so I’ll pass that on to dry-haired friends who don’t use the curly-girl method of hair care.

Vasanti Cosmetics BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator which I LOVELOVELOVE. I may order a full-sized of this when I’m out. It’s a microdermabrasion-style scrub to use a few times a week. So far, it leaves my skin feeling and looking glowing and clear and lovely. Especially in winter, I like a little extra gentle slough-off of the top layer of NYC crud (plus all that makeup, sometimes I feel I never get it all off!)

W3ll People Bio Brightener Stick in Moonstone is the last sample, and I’ve liked their products, so far, but I swear I have far too many highlighters. I may have to fix my profile after this month, right? I’ll try it out this week (or tonight if I scrounge a quick date with friends) and let you know.

Boxycharm

Boxycharm December 2014

Boxycharm December 2014

Like last month’s, this month’s Boxycharm is pretty packed full for the price.

Coastal Scents Revealed Palette is a very complete neutral eye palette that will go into my touch-up/on-the-go work makeup kit. It’s flat and light, and as I said, has every color I’d want for most occasions. I ordered some of their loose pots of eyeshadow, and they are fairly well pigmented, especially for the price.

Lina Lashes Luxury Mink Lashes are actually cruelty-free, according to the notes. They are handmade and say they don’t harm the animals, so I imagine it’s shed. I like to think they brush the bad-tempered little minxes into a semblance of happy and use that hair. Still, I won’t use them because I am lucky enough to have long lashes and it’s too much trouble to wear falsies. I love mascara, me.

Mistura Beauty Solutions Retractable Beauty Brush is a keeper for me. This will go in my on-the-go/touch up kit because brushes get dirty and damaged easily in travel cases, especially when you’re in a hurry. This one is soft, and fluffy, and perfect for everything from touch-up blush to powder.

Be A Bomshell The One Stick in Best Cellar is a great winter color. It goes on very nicely, and it’s good for quick color on your cheeks, too. However, I have a problem with the size because I always forget a lip brush and it’s not built for precision.

Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil Treatment looks like a nice Argan oil based hair oil…however, it’s chock-full of silicones that need a sulfate-based cleanser to remove, so, I’ll pass. This will be another one to friends or to trade, etc. Not a lot of luck on the hair things this month!

Wantable Accessories

Wantable Dec 2014

Wantable Accessories December 2014

I really like this month’s Wantable collection, although I don’t wear a lot of earrings. I should probably either start, or change my profile. I don’t wear them much these days, by the by, because I wear necklaces for work, and most of the time wearing both earrings and necklaces is too much. Having said that, these are lovely, simple studs, so I may be able to use them nicely. The watch…oh yes. I love the leather wrist-strap and chain combo. Perfect for jeans and a cute summer dress. The necklace is pretty and a little boho, but I can make it work even on-air with a very simple, plain dress.

I have a couple more subscriptions to go through, but not today! The snow just started to fly, and I’m supposed to be out on a run. I’m trying to decide if the snow is too wet and if it’s time to switch to an indoor workout!

…it’s wet, soggy, and falling fast out there. Tamilee Webb here I come!

Much Love,

Gloria