Friday, April 29, 2011

random ootd + a mini Target haul

I had an unexpected extra day off this week, so I decided to use it to run errands like go to the bank and the post office, and get groceries.  Of course, my supermarket of choice is, duh, Target! Needless to say, I spent way more time than necessary to get my groceries, and as usual, managed to pick up a few things that weren't on my list.... I thought I'd share my little haul with you, and also my outfit for the day (which just happened to include a Target dress - again, what else is new??).

DRESS: Target (tank underneath is also Target)
JACKET: INC (Macy's)
BAG: Aldo
NECKLACE: SeaUnicorn (etsy)

Also wearing gold bunny posts from Aldo, which you can't see!

I tried on a few summer dresses for fun - these two were keepers!

The above dress has really cute braided orange and navy straps - too bad I'll probably never wear it like this! I love how it looks with the navy blazer I was wearing that day, though!

You know you like something when you make the "sassy face" in the mirror! haha

Merona cutout flats (on sale for $5.74, down from $22.99!), Garnier Nutrisse hair color, Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Intensive Skin Repair Serum, Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream

The flats were an impulse buy - who can resist cute shoes for $5?! As for the hair color - well, it's time for a touch-up. I normally use L'Oreal, but I wanted to try something different this time.  I wanted to try the HerbaShine range, but they didn't have anything that wasn't straight-up brown or black, so I went for a Nutrisse one instead. We'll see how it goes...

I've been intrigued by the Yes to Blueberries skincare range since I first saw it on store shelves, but when I saw the list of ingredients for this serum, I was totally won over! Aside from Alcohol (halfway down the list), it contains NO ingredients that are known to cause breakouts in my skin. No silicones, no mineral oil, no artificial fragrance ("100% natural fragrance" is the claim)! It is also paraben-free.  I'm really hoping this works for me.  I've always wanted to use a serum, but every one I try seems to break me out!

I was also on the market for a new moisturizer.  I'm still a fan of Origins A Perfect World, but it's too thick/greasy for this hot Florida weather. I wanted something lightweight that smelled non-offensive (I hate that strong sunscreen scent many have). I was surprised to see that this one got rave reviews on makeupalley (I've never really used Garnier skincare before), so I thought I'd give it a shot.  Worst case scenario, it doesn't work, but at least it'd only be $6 down the drain!

Okay, lovelies, it's my bedtime!

Thanks for reading, and see you again soon!

<3 Jess

By the way, the way Blogger is lowering the quality of my pictures is REALLY driving me crazy.  They look fine on my phone and computer, but when I upload them they look terrible unless they're huge! :P Anyone know what I can do about it? 


  1. I love ALL those dresses! I was like 'oh, that floral dress is so pretty...oh! so is THAT one...and oh!' hahahhaa

    I miss target :(

  2. The Garnier gel cream is really good! I used it last summer and it's really refreshing and smells like apples! xx

  3. Your style is soooo adorable! :)

  4. I LOVE that maxi dress on you! Good thing you got it :D Can't wait to hear how you get on with the Yes to Blueberries serum.