Monday, February 14, 2011

We have a situation here...

Jersey Shore any one??

Any ways, I have been on the hunt for a new work bag for a while now. My current one, while I LOVE it, it has seen better days. I have been looking for a quality bag made of real leather that can last me for years to come. One that will only look better with age. One with many pockets for my OCD organization habits. One that has handles that aren’t too long, but aren’t too short. One that is classic in shape, but isn’t old ladyish.. One in that perfect shade of tan that matches everything. One with exterior pockets to quickly stash things….

So, as you can see, my list is pretty long. And unfortunately, I have not been able to find one that meets a majority of my requests, as well as be within my budget. While I realize that a real leather bag is pricier than their pleather counter parts, I still need to keep it within reason.

I recently ordered the Fossil Blackburn Tote from

via Zappos

The color is great (perfect tan), the shape is great (classic), and the exterior is great (leather). The first issue I noticed before ordering was that it did not have big enough exterior pockets to stash my keys or cell phone. But, since I had been searching for quite a while, I decided to take a chance. Plus Zappos has free shipping and returns. So there really was no risk in trying it.

However, once it arrived to my home, I could tell right away that it would just be too small for my needs. But for those of you who might be looking for a larger purse, it would be perfect.

Off to find a new option...

Any suggestions on where I could find a contender?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Items I am currently loving:

1. Loreal Ever Pure Volume shampoo and conditioner.

via Loreal
 I recently decided to give this newer line from Loreal a try because I had a few coupons to go around and after all, I keep hearing about how sulfates are a bad thing and how they damage your hair. After a few weeks of use, I am in LOVE! While my hair was already healthy (I use a LOT of conditioner), I have noticed that my roots do not get greasy. I can go 2 days without washing my hair and it still looks super fresh at the end of day 2! I used to have to use a dry shampoo to get me to the 2 day mark, but not anymore! Also, I used to go for the products that are listed as smoothing or moisturizing, but I have changed my tune and decided that bigger hair it better. But that might be because I’m watching too much Jerseylicious…

2. CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain

This also is a recent addition to the lineup.  I have been very consistent for the last decade (literally!) with what lip product I use. My go to is Bonne Bell Lip Smacker in Pink Lemonade.

Yes, you read that correctly. No, I am not still in the 5th grade. I realize most people think of tweens when Bonne Bell comes to mind, but I love the stuff. And until the last few months, I thought that was all that I needed. But then I decided that my lips needed more color, especially with all the drab winter weather central PA has been seeing lately. So I did a little research and tried many products from local drugstores. I probably tried 10 different lip glosses and lip sticks. But no matter the brand, formula, or color, I kept running back to good ol’ Bonne. Then one day the light bulb in my head turned on. Lipstain! This way I can have my cake and eat it too….aka, have color on my lips and still hang with my BFF Bonne!

I think I have finally chosen Sassy Mauve (420) as my color. Don’t let the online reviews fool you. It seems that people are trying to use this stain are more of a gloss (which it is not), so it is not getting high ratings. But I am in love.

Sassy + Bonne = a very happy Mrs. Moore

Best of all, a lot of drugstores will let you return beauty products that you have tried and are not satisfied with. And that makes it a lot less painful and frightening when trying to pick out a new product or color. Just be sure to read the return policy before hand and hold on to your receipt!

Do you have any new products that have made it into your daily line up?

Sunday, February 06, 2011

For the peace of my household today...

...I feel that I must say (on Mr. Moore's behalf)....

Go Steelers!!