Saturday, December 31, 2011

[bye 2011] New Year's Glow

The New Year is right around the corner and tonight is a time to celebrate!  Remember the good of 2011, laugh at the bad, all that good stuff.  I think there's nothing better to ring the New Year in with than some sparkle and shine.  You may have noticed my tweets about these products before, but I have found a lipstick and a nail polish that I absolutely love.  Even though these may be my current favorites, any metallic or glittery nail polish will do the trick and help you bring in the New Year with a smile.  And always, don't forget to be responsible :)

What's your New Year's resolution?  If you comment about it here, you can win a pair of owl earrings!  But, the contest closes at midnight tonight, so enter soon!

Fireside Glow Nail Polish by China Glaze: I've had it on for a few days now and have been very happy with the quality.  No polish has flaked or rubbed off, and the glitter has stayed on my nails and off of everything else.
24 Karet Gold Lipstick by NYX: I absolutely love NYX!  They offer some amazing products, including their Diamond Sparkle Lipstick and colorful glitter eye shadow palettes.  

Thursday, December 29, 2011

slevinstyle Etsy Store

I'm excited to announce that I'll be opening my own Etsy store within the next few days!  The store will feature jewelry and housewares that I've created; I'm also hoping to include handmade clothing in the near future.  I'll make an announcement once it's up and running, but if you're interested in checking out my Etsy page then visit me at :)

Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions for items I can make.  If I decide to make your idea, you can receive a discount from my store!

Also, look forward to a sewing tutorial from me soon on how to take those oversized promotional or college t-shirts and turn them into something fab!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

[deal maker] ULTA Make-Up Steals #2

While watching Extreme Couponing on TLC, I felt inspired to do another makeup deal post like my initial ULTA one.  The difference now is that I'll utilize weekly deals to make each week's basket.

At ULTA, I like to combine their weekly coupons with their special savings.  Along with the usual coupon for $3.50 off a purchase of $10.00 or more, this week's best deal is the buy 2 get 2 free offer for ULTA brand makeup.  I'm sure many of you prefer not to buy store-brand makeup, but ULTA has some great products.  Personally I've found the nail polishes, liquid eyeshadows, and eye crayons to be great.  So if you're not opposed to purchasing ULTA products, here's the shopping basket I'd suggest.

Featured Products:
ULTA Nail Polish: I've found ULTA's own brand of nail polish to be easy to apply and long-lasting.  I'm a fan of metallic colors for the winter, so keep an eye out for High Roller, Scene Steel-er, and Pinata-Yada (I think I'll get this shade soon!)
ULTA Extreme Wear Cream Eyeshadow: ULTA's cream eyeshadow is easy to apply with its included cap applicator brush and doesn't come off during the day.  I think Exclusive is great for a natural look and Premiere looks like a nice darker shade for an evening out.
ULTA Eye Crayon: I purchased ULTA's eye crayon in Confetti and haven't been happier.  I'm always on the lookout for a purple shade to compliment my green eyes and I've found this color to be great.  What do you think of Dark Denim, a navy blue, as the next "it" eyeliner color?  If not, we can go for that amazing mint green Paradise.

Monday, December 26, 2011

[giveaway] New Year's Giveaway

Here it is, the info for my first New Year's giveaway!  A lucky winner will receive this hand-made pair of white owl stud earrings.  To enter, follow me on twitter @slevinstyle and leave a comment on this post with your New Year's resolution and email address!  Also, put your twitter name so I can see that you followed.  I will announce the winner after New Year's on January 2nd.  Good luck and enjoy the holiday season!

Friday, December 23, 2011

We're getting a facelift!

Within the next week you may see some changes made to slevinstyle.  I'm updating the blog layout and re-formatting some previous posts.  You may be pleasantly surprised by how the new-and-improved (yet still recognizable!) slevinstyle blog will look.  One of the biggest changes is that I'll be focusing more on helpful product reviews.  Keep checking in to see when changes are complete!  A pleasant surprise in the form of a giveaway may be waiting for you :)