Review: Shoes on a Shoestring

I've been on the hunt for these boots ever since I saw them on the most addictive site ever, soompi (shoutout to fellow soompiers!). I found them in January on this site call shoesonashoestring.com. They were 49.50 (+ $8 shipping) at the time so I was a little hesitant to get them. But then I noticed they were "yellow tag"- which means that those items are discounted at the first of every month until they sell out. So either you can wait til its cheaper and risk the item selling out in your size or just buy it. I waited a couple weeks and once February 1st came, the price dropped to 27.50!!! I was beyond thrilled and purchased them right away. Service and shipping was flawless- received the item about a week later. And I have been absolutely in love with these boots since I got them. Shoes on a Shoestring has a great selection of boots on yellow tag right now so check it out! I suggest waiting a few months to see how cheap these boots actually get. Maybe you can start stocking up for next winter!


Review: Pur Minerals

Hi Everyone!
Sorry for being MIA but I'm officially back!

I thought I'd share with you one of my favorite purchases of the new year: Pur Minerals

I had heard great things about Pur Minerals from various bloggers and just word of mouth. I have incredibly sensitive skin so one of the things that drew me to Pur Minerals is that its just "pure pigments from minerals"- no chemicals. So I bought the starter kit for 20% off during an ULTA sale, while it normally retails for $35.

Here is what the starter kit comes with:

4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup: I cannot say enough great things about this. I generally have pretty clear skin so I don't usually use foundation. This is the perfect alternative for me. Very sheer coverage that is just what I need. It covers up my redness and blackheads (eccckkk) flawlessly. So much so that I don't even need concealer.

Mineral Glow: Good product, though I could live without it. It gives me a very slight bit of glow/bronze, but then again, nothing spectacular.

Universal Marble Powder in Pink: My second favorite product in the starter kit. I love the rosy color of this blush. And supposedly, can be worn on cheeks, eyes, and lips too.

Chisel Makeup Brush: Very good brush, would be better if it was a bit softer. However, its a great sturdy brush that applies the mineral makeup very well. Hasn't shed one bit and I love the clear handle.

Yes, $35 doesn't exactly seem like a bargain. But think about it, you're getting 4 different products. And also, the brush itself retails for $22 dollars! One of the drawbacks though is that the makeup products are travel size so you're not getting the regular amount of product. However, it's still a decent size. Overall, I think this is a great kit. I've been using it everyday since I got it and I'm absolutely in love with it.

P.S. The starter kit is being sold on HSN.com for $29.50. Look for a 15% coupon, as HSN usually has those. HSN doesn't carry the full line of shades so definitely check out the Pur Minerals website first.