Saturday, June 6, 2015

Pin Up on a Budget - Payless

A girl always needs shoes right?

I'm not sure how long this promotion is running, but today at Payless you can get $10 off a $25 purchase with promo code 251479727

To make this deal even BETTER, you can also use promo code 251470985 for an additional 15% off your entire purchase!  Your total does need to be over $25 after the 15% off code to be able to use both.  

Shipping is free if your total is over $25, or ship to store for free as well (I think you might have to be a member of their rewards program for this, but I'm not positive.  It's free to sign up, AND they'll send you a 20% off coupon when you do, so you may be able to use that instead of the 15% off if you're a new member.  

Don't forget to go through Swagbucks if you use them (I recommend that you do!), to snag 3 Swagbucks for every dollar you spend.

It seems like it's working to place multiple orders, as well.  I placed two orders today, one for sneakers because I need to step up my workout game ($20 for two pairs!)... but my second order consisted of three pairs of totally pinup/rockabilly worthy shoes, and I will list some ideas to get you going... :)

Checkout the selection on the site too, no way I could list everything, and lots of pumps are on sale that would work great too, as well as several other oxfords I didn't list.  Prices listed are AFTER the 15% off, savings are even deeper with the $10 off 25!  

Ainsley Flat - $7.65
Jorge Oxford - $8.50

Happy shopping!!




Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jessica Robertson Collection Lip Gloss

I love, love, LOVE trying new makeup and beauty products.  I love getting my girl on!  So, recently I was offered the chance to try a few items in the Jessica Robertson Collection, from Dr. Sun Rx.  I was instantly drawn to the lipgloss, because what pinup girl could EVER have too many lip colors to choose from?

Personally, I'm drawn to red, I really think it makes my blue eyes pop, but I like having pinks and nudes on hand too.

The creators of Podz, and Dr. Sun Rx teamed up with Duck Dynasty's own Jessica Robertson to launch a selection of nourishing beauty products.  The lip gloss line features a rich and creamy formula to smooth your lips into the perfect pout.

When I saw the color lineup for this collection, I just knew I had to try it out.  Plus, I don't watch a lot of Duck Dynasty, but whenever I've seen it, Jessica is just so polished and gorgeous, without being overdone.  I just had a feeling she wouldn't produce something she wouldn't wear herself.

The lip gloss collection features six colors, including:

Cherry Red
Peach Mango
Iced Mocha
Cotton Candy

I was excited to see the fun containers.  The lids to the wands are fit for a princess.  Definitely fun for a lady who likes a bit of bling!  Added bonus, the shiny silver caps make them VERY easy to find when I drop one in a bigger purse and have to hunt for it later.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the glosses are scented.  This took me right back to childhood and Bonne Bell and the like.  I don't know about you, but I find that a lot of lip products either don't smell like anything at all...or they just plain stink.  It's SO fun to find adult lip products that smell great!

The colors are strongly pigmented, but still hold true to being lipglosses.  Slightly sheer and great for layering to achieve a darker color if wanted.  I found that the colors mixed very well, so if I wanted my Nude a little more pink, layering and mixing with Cotton Candy or a little Peach Mango was a great option. I also liked applying them over long wearing lipsticks to soften them and add some shine.

There is a bit of a metallic shimmer to each color except for Cherry Red, and I don't notice it in the Nude either and it's very slight in the Peach Mango.  Cotton Candy seemed to have quite a bit and was a liiiiittle too much for my personal preferences.

I applied a quick swatch of each color to my hand.  I took one with flash and one without as I think that can sort of alter the color a bit, but they look nice both ways.  My absolute favorite is the Cherry Red, with Peach Mango coming in second, though I like them all.

Top to Bottom:  Cotton Candy, Ice Mocha, Peach Mango, Nude, Berry, Cherry Red

These glosses are super moisturizing, even just now when I wiped the swatches off my hand, you would think I'd just applied a good moisturizer...the top of my hand feels so soft!

My only complaint is that, as these are lipglosses, they do wear off somewhat quickly.  Of course, reapplying is a breeze and they do smell so nice.

The Jessica Robertson Collection Lip Gloss retails for $7 each.  You can purchase them at, or your local tanning salon.

Other items in the Jessica Robertson collection include:

A nail collection to compliment your lip gloss shades, in 16 brilliant hues.

American Love, a luscious daily moisturizer designed to calm and pamper your skin.  It features soothing aloe and is packed full of Vitamin D to support healthy collagen production and reduce inflammation.  A vanilla-citrus scent round the product out and makes it a scent-sationally relaxing way to pamper your skin.

American Babe, White Bronzers Self Tanning Solution, will help you achieve a healthy looking complexion with a rich gold glow.  It is formulated with green tea extract, known for it's anti-aging properties, and Ecoslim, which offers a way to help reduce cellulite.  The tan is long lasting, and develops naturally within 24-48 hours of application.

There are several other items in the collection, to include body care, cosmetics, and even sunglasses.



*I received a sample of this product in return for my review, I was not paid for my opinion.  

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pin Up on a Budget - Amazon

Hey, you gorgeous gals!

SO.  If you're like me, you don't have a ton of extra cash laying around.  I wish!  I'm a stay at home mom, and it's important for me to be able to stretch my dollars as far as they can go.

I do splurge on good quality pieces, like Pin Up Girl Clothing, now and then. I was able to snag a Heidi dress for 25% off last week, who could pass that up?  I'm saving up for my first Lindy Bop and can't decide if I want to try a skirt or a dress first.

I've been dressing with a pin-up, sometimes rockabilly kind of vibe for years now, but it's only been the past year or two that I've really gotten serious about expanding my own wardrobe and saying to heck with what anyone else thinks or wears, I'm wearing what I like, what I am comfortable in, and what makes me feel the best about myself.

So the search began...  and the search continues!  Of course, I love thrift stores and yard sales, but it can be tricky to find what you're looking for and it takes a lot of work to look through everything.

If you have any tips or must haves, please feel free to comment.  I'm always open to suggestions.  ;) For today, I thought I'd focus on one place, and perhaps start a bit of a series of sorts. Sound good?  I'll share a new place with great deals each time.

One of my favorite places to shop online is, of course, Amazon!  I know I've posted before that I do a lot of surveys and such and I earn a fair amount of Amazon gift cards, Amazon wishlist may or may not be ohhhhh, about 400 items long at the moment.

Amazon has EVerYthing...and I've found some decent prices on pinup and rockabilly looks.

I've recently been very impressed with MUXXN.  Now, the quality is not on par with a $100 dress, but for the prices listed on Amazon right now, I feel they're more than fair.

Most items are under $40, and for a pinup style dress, you don't find that much. I feel like they're great starter pieces! I have purchased five of their dresses so far (though, one didn't work out for me so I returned it, and another wasn't quite the right fit, my size mistake, and I sold it), I'll have to take some photos of what I've got and do a bit of a review. The ever so lovely Lindsey Rae just wore the Retro Capshoulder Swing Dress in red to a Pinups for Patriots event and she looked SMASHING!

Another Amazon option, if you have Prime, especially, is Lindy Bop. Now, some of their items are a bit pricey, and I think their own website's selection is much better, but there is quite the treasure trove on Amazon and some great deals to be had. I've noticed several skirts for just $35.99, shipped with Prime!

As I don't own any Lindy Bop yet, I can't speak for the quality. However, I've heard nothing but fabulous things about them and I'd imagine you could expect more than you could from, say, MUXXN.

I've noticed some great retro inspired sunglasses, too. ZeroUV especially seems to have some great prices. Most are under $10!

I ordered a pair a few weeks ago (aaaaand subsequently lost them!), I have another pair set to arrive in a day or two and I'm going to see if I can have my prescription put into them. I'm excited! It'll be my very first pair of prescription sunglasses.