05 October 2015

Fall Ankle Boots & Booties + Promo Codes!

Is it just me or are we seeing ankle boots everywhere this fall! I mean, yeah they have always been a thing, but I think they have even pulled ahead of the classic riding boot in popularity this year. Instagram, magazines, fashion blogs, you name the source, they are probably either wearing or selling ankle booties.

gray sole society ankle boots

I found these Sole Society ankle boots at a local consignment shop a few days ago for a steal! That got me super excited to find even more affordable and fashionable fall footwear. Because ankle boots are all the rage and because tall riding boots make me hotter than all get out this time of year--ankle boots and booties it is! (Apparently there is a difference between ankle boots and booties... Ankle boots hit between 1-4 ish inches above the ankle while booties stop at the ankle. Who knew?)

Every single one of the shoes shown below are less than $100 and most even have an additional discount! Promo codes can be found below.

affordable fall ankle boots and booties
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 eleven || twelve || thirteen (currently on sale!!) || fourteen || fifteen

If you are feelin' any of those Amazon options, use code SHOESNMORE for 20% off! (Click here to shop!)

A couple of those boots are from Target which is currently running a promotion that gives you 20% off two and/or 30% off three regular priced women's clothing, jewelry and accessories!! PLUS I found a promo code for $5 off of $50! Promo code :: TGT6H257 (Click here to shop!)

burlington coat factory ankle boots

You have seen these shoes already, but they are worth mentioning again because they were dirt cheap! If those of us in Alaska were so fortunate as to have a TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or Ross, I would be all up in their shoe racks hunting for ankle boots and booties! No sense in paying full price for name brand if you don't have to...#amiright?!

forever 21 black ankle boots

Forever 21 is another great option for inexpensive shoes! Last year I found these black ankle boots and wore the heck out of them! I will be able to wear them again this year, but don't think they will survive after that... I'm tough on shoes as it is and you know how it is with Forever 21 items, cute but don't always last very long.

The boot selection at ASOS is another awesome option! I don't know why I seem to forget about ASOS--they have some great stuff!

Can you tell I'm a little excited about this seasons footwear situation? Sorry 'bout our bank account Kyle... hehehe

01 October 2015

Clear The Rack

Now that Anchorage has its very own Nordstrom Rack store, my "time to kill shopping" location has changed. Hitting Nordstrom Rack for a quick in and out browse sesh with the kids is sooooo much easier than negotiating all the obstacles the mall has to offer--both for my budget and my toddler's desire to run and wreck. I mean, who knew Kate Spade China couldn't withstand a running frisbee toss into the tile floor? Who knew those ramps next to the stairways were so damn fun? And who knew that getting rewards points doesn't in fact mean I needed that top? 

Where was I going with this? Oh! Nordstrom Rack is having their "Clear the Rack" sale both in stores and online until October 4th. All clearance items are marked down an additional 25% which, in case you weren't a math major means shit is basically FREE! ;) 

Here is what I've got my eye on...

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I hope you have an awesome weekend and HAPPY SHOPPING!

28 September 2015

September Beauty Review

I hope you had a great weekend and an even better start your week! We have a good friend whom we haven't seen since college, visiting from Hawaii! Thanks to mama nature we have been spending a lot of time hanging around the house just catching up. Its been a seriously cold and rainy couple of days here in Anchorage. I would like the cloud cover to lift for a bit so he can at least catch a glimpse of the mountains before he leaves tomorrow... I mean come on!

Towards the end of August I shared my thoughts on some of the beauty products I had tried during the month (read that post here,) and I thought it was a lot of fun! It's not only helpful for me to kind of take stock in the things I've been using but it's so great to bounce product reviews around with you and grow my Ulta/Sephora/Nordstrom wish list. Seriously, I almost never purchase a new beauty product without first consulting a couple of blogs or YouTube videos to get the scoop. (Am I the only one???)

Since I'm all about putting good juju out into the world wide web, here are the products I tried this month and my thoughts on them.


(Oh! These are mostly skin care products because, well, moving meant makeup wasn't happening on the reg.)

born this way foundation review
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Up & Up Deep Pore Cleaning Strips || I know I've talked about these strips before, but they deserve to be mentioned again! Blackheads on my nose have always been on of my primary skincare concerns. (Gross, I know.) There really isn't much I can do to get rid of them it seems. No scrub, dissolving gel or treatment seem to get the job done as well as these strips do. Now, in this case I'm not simply purchasing the store brand to save money; these work better than the Biore strips in my opinion and the price tag is just an added perk. If you have to deal with blackheads like I do, I highly recommend giving these a shot!

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner || I'm not much of a primer gal, so when I got this in the mail, I was skeptical. It is intended to be used as the final step in your skincare routine both in the morning before you apply your makeup and night. Generally speaking, I think a simple moisturizer does the job just as well as most primers do. Buuuuut the whole "retinol pore refiner" bit really got me motivated to give it a fair shot. The box claims that over time you will notice fewer fine lines and wrinkles as well as less noticeable pores. A little anti-aging mixed with something that may mask the massive crater sized pores I've got happening around my nose? Yes please! I've literally used this every single day this month, whether I'm wearing makeup or not. It makes such a huge difference in the texture and appearance of my skin making me feel more confident on the days when I choose to forge foundation! I will 100% repurchase this, in spite of its steep price tag. Worth every penny!

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation || This is a medium/full coverage foundation that is infused with coconut water, alpine rose and hyaluronic acid. It's supposed to offer a natural looking finish while simultaneous taking care of your skin. Sounds pretty perfect, right? The reviews I've seen on this stuff have been pretty hit or miss. One of the biggest complaints I've seen is that people are unhappy with the "tone" of the shade range claiming the foundation is too yellow. I freaking LOVE this foundation! A pump and a half covers my entire face damn near flawlessly while feeling like I have nothing on. I set it with this stuff and I'm good to go. With most brands/foundations, I best match to the lightest shade in the line, but that wasn't the case with this. The lightest shade was in fact too yellow for my skin tone, but the next shade darker was a perfect match. So, maybe this isn't a foundation you order online, but I definitely recommend checking it out! (Sidetone: This foundation does not contain SPF so be sure you don't skip your sunscreen when wearing this stuff. I've been loving my R&F face sunscreen!)

Hyaluronic Eye Cream by Mario Badescu || Thanks to my dna (and maybe having two under two has something to do with it as well) the bags and dark circles under my eyes rival that of a 95 year old. Fo real! I'm constantly on the prowl for new, crazy eye creams to work their magic on my face, but every now and then I will reach for something a bit more simple. Enter this Mario Badescu hyaluronic eye cream. My thoughts on this are really just...well, ehhhh. Not bad, especially considering how affordable it is, but also nothing fantastic. There is no fragrance and it is fine to use under makeup/undereye concealer, but I didn't feel it did anything special in the way of hydration. 

Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum by Neutrogena || Honestly, I only purchased this because I'm out of the two serums that are included in my reverse regimen but still have decent amount of the exfoliator and toner left so I want to use that up before I reorder. Anyway, I've been really impressed! I use this morning and night and find that it soaks into my skin really quickly and cleanly. A couple of nights a week I use it with my derma roller and can definitely feel this serum doing its thing! Totally a good, drugstore anti-aging product!

And that's all she wrote! What products have you tried lately? If you have a beauty product related blog post, leave us the link!