Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Afternoon delight: An easy, killer late summer lip combo thanks to NARS

The incomparable Keri Russell

Every so often during my online clothing hunt I come across an item that makes me stop in my tracks, forget what I was doing and just drool. I may not need every item I want, I may not be able to afford every item I want, but I can certainly appreciate every item I want!

Today's afternoon delight: Keri Russell's lip color. When I first saw the photo above I simply gasped -- what a beautiful, bold but not overdone lip. Although I often appreciate seeing stars with bright red lips or even dark bordeaux neither is a color I can pull off easily. I wondered if this pink above was something I could do. I headed over to NARS for my monthly makeup lesson and asked about recreating this look. It turned out to be very easy! I ended up with a slightly modified combination to recreate the look.

Recreating the look: NARS Yu Lip Pencil + NARS Turkish Delight Gloss 

If I just use the satin lip pencil I get the exact look Ms. Russell has above. By adding the gloss over it I get a more moisturized, shimmery look that's slightly lighter. (Tip: line your lips with concealer before applying the pencil to get a sharp, crisp color line.) If the pink is a little too bold for your taste I will occasionally swap in NARS's Roman Holiday pencil instead, which still gives a definitive pink in a lighter tone. If you purchase through NARS's website right now you can get free second day shipping on orders over $50...love them so much....

What's your afternoon delight today?

The Trade Market: Looking to Buy


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for buying only -- there is a separate selling/trade post below.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


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The Trade Market: Looking to Sell/Trade


Welcome to the Trade Market! This is Effortless Anthropologie's weekly buy/sell/trade posting. You are welcome to create classified-style listings in the comments or link to an outside auction service. Please note that resellers are not permitted. Please note this post is for selling/trading -- there is a separate buying post above.

All transactions listed within are conducted independently of this blog and as such I have zero involvement. If you have a positive experience you're welcome to leave a comment stating such. If you have a negative experience please send me feedback directly via email to snapsparkchik (at) gmail.com. Please make sure to read The Trade Market Guidelines before posting. You can also view past Trade Market posts by clicking on the "trade market" button in the sidebar. Cheers to a wonderful community!


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Enjoy Free Shipping on Anthropologie's latest SALE markdowns -- today only!!!


A new sale, a shoes promo and Free Shipping, all at the same time?!?! Will Anthropologie wonders never cease? Nearly every clothing category saw fresh cuts this morning plus some accessories and 2nd/3rd/etc cuts. Come on inside to see what's new!

Don't forget that shoes (sale shoes too!) are 20% off right now. Details here.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Playing the Sale Guessing Game


After a home sale last week, clothing seems due for another round of fresh cuts! What delights does Anthropologie have in store for the morning? Let's play the Sale Guessing Game and find out!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

{Weekly} Popbacks Open Thread


FREE SHIPPING IS BACK THIS WEEKEND! DETAILS HERE.

Note: Reader Outfits will return soon! To submit your outfit, simply email me.

By request of the community comes this weekly post. Please use this post to list website popbacks that you see on your wishlist, via search engines, or in your shopping cart. Popbacks go very quickly but hopefully by having them in one place will be helpful. Please do not use this post for store sightings.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The pot's been sweetened: Free Shipping is back at Anthropologie!


At least Anthropologie is listening! Following a massive amount of community complaints in the 20% off shoes post, Anthro has responding by offering free shipping through Monday August 18th at 11:59 PM ET on orders of $150+. Use the code FS150 at checkout.

This is pretty nice! I can only hope that a sale will overlap with this on Monday too. Will you partake in Free Shipping? Or in the shoe promo now that Free Shipping is here? If you've already placed an order call or email customer service to request a PA (price adjustment).

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Coming this weekend: Shop Your Closet!!


Is your closet full of items you no longer wear? Wishing you had some help to put together looks for a few clothing items you like, but can't figure out what to pair with them? My good friend Lenore Pemberton Cilmi, a stylist based in NYC who's worked on movies, TV shows and web film projects you've definitely heard of, is holding a special event this weekend where you can get rid of the old, learn how to pair what you have and find some new.

Here's the deal: Shop Your Closet is being held this Saturday August 16th from 10 AM to 1 PM in Midtown (NYC). For $30, you get access to tons of clothing from Lenore's styling closet backstock as well as items your fellow attendees bring. Plus, during the event Lenore will be walking around to help you assemble outfits. This is such a deal; her hourly rate is justifiably much higher than $30 and she'll be available for three hours on Saturday! She is amazing. I've hired her twice to help me go through my closet and both times she's created outfits for me I would never have discovered. Coincidentally I get compliments on those outfits she helped me with all the time. She's truly a style rockstar and I'm very excited to help spread the word about this event!

The events usually have 30+ attendees so you're sure to find a variety of sizes, ages and of course styles. Even if you walk away with just one item, that's well worth the $30 entrance fee. Plus the mental freedom of giving away clothing you no longer need to a second, happy home with someone else. My friends who attended the last event each scored at least 2-3 items each, many of which are completely amazing pieces.

You can find the full details and registration for the event here. Will you be there on Saturday? I hope to see you!! When you register, be sure to tell the team that roxy from Effortless Anthro sent you!