I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything. Unfortunately, work has kept me quite busy. For now, I thought I would share some nail inspiration that I’ve found, but I promise there is more to come. In each of the captions, I’ve linked the sites where I got these images from. Please go and visit these blogs they have some awesome nail ideas.
If you read my July post on little black bag, you might have an idea of how addicted I am to the site. I think it is by far the most fun subscription service, and you have the potential to get the most bang for your buck. For details on how the service work, you can see my first post here. For those of you who have already tried out the service, I’m sure you know that one of its biggest flaws is that the pictures on the site don’t always accurately reflect the product. I have heard of numerous occasions where the sizing or color is not what was expected based on the pictures on the site, so I wanted to post pictures of the items that I received to help people get a better idea of what they should expect. That being said, here’s the breakdown of what I got:
- Vince Camuto Link Bracelet – $68
- Betsey Johnson Mod Round Open Lens Sunglasses – $60
- Street Level Metal Corners Crossbody – $64
- Betsey Johnson 2 Row Bee & Flower Necklace – $45
- Steve Madden Square Frame Sunglasses – $40
- Redken Forceful 23 Hairspray – Free sample
- Redken Pure Force 16 Fixing Spray – Free Sample
1. Vince Camuto Link Bracelet
When I saw the pictures of this bracelet on the site, I knew it was going to be big, but I don’t think I was expecting it to be this big. Also, I swear I saw that part of the bracelet was white, but maybe I was imagining it. The bracelet itself seems to be made with good quality, and is a magnetic strip closure. I think my wrist is about 6″ in diameter and the fit was nice. However, it’s just a little too big for my style, so it will probably be going back.
2. Betsey Johnson Mod Round Open Lens Sunglasses
Okay, I should start by giving a little background on the sunglasses. So I have been searching high and low for my old tortoise sunglasses for about a year now and have been unsuccessful. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to replace them so I got this pair, as well as the Steve Madden sunglasses below and figured I could just exchange whichever pair I liked least. Long story short, I found the sunglasses the day I received this bag and now I can’t decide if I should keep either of the sunglasses or return them (let me know what you think).
Anyways, back to these glasses. I honestly go back and forth on how I feel about these sunglasses. I like the accent on the side because I feel like it adds character and makes them a little more unique, but at the same time the gold looks a little cheaper than I was expecting and might be a little too much. I feel like they would be good sunglasses to wear every once in a while, but not for my day-to-day wear.
3. Street Level Metal Corners Crossbody
Out of everything I got this month, I love this bag the most, hands down. I have been looking for a bigger, white crossbody bag for a while, so when I saw this bag on the site I thought it would be perfect. The bag itself is roomy and fits everything that I need, but note that it’s not one of those huge bags if you’re a big bag kind of person. My only issue with the bag is that the color was a little darker than it looked on the website. Usually, I wouldn’t mind so much, but because it’s a textured off-white/beige color, I feel like it makes the bag look like it’s dirty. Also, if anyone knows what the purpose of the metal hoop at the bottom in the back is for, let me know. I was thinking that maybe I could make it into a backpack, but since there’s only one loop, I don’t think that would work.
4. Betsey Johnson 2 Row Bee & Flower Necklace
I think in general Betsey Johnson jewelry is in high demand on the site. When I got this item, I was excited, but at the same time there were some other super cute Betsey Johnson necklaces that I kinda wished I got instead. In person, I was happier with the necklace than I thought I would be. I really like what it looks like on, and I feel like I can wear it with a lot of things. I think it’ll look really cute with a nice v-neck or strapless top, but I’ll play with my clothes a little more and see. The necklace itself is a little longer than I was expecting, but the beauty is that it is adjustable so I usually wear it at one of the first links so it’s shorter and above the top of my shirt. I think the main problem with this necklace, though, is that because it’s two rows, they tend to intertwine a lot and not always fall as nicely as they’re meant to be. Either way, I’m sure I’ll still be wearing this necklace a lot in the next few months.
5. Steven Madden Square Frame Sunglasses
On to my second pair of sunglasses. I love the size and shape of these sunglasses. They were exactly what I was looking for and I feel like they’re good for every day use. I tend to like the tortoise colored sunglasses just because it matches better with my hair and skin tone, as weird as that may sound. As I mentioned earlier, though, I’m still torn on what I should do with these glasses since I found my old pair. Maybe keep them as a backup in case I lose the other pair for another year again?
6./7. Redken Samples
I lumped the two Redken samples together because really there’s not much to see. They’re both a nice deluxe size sample (see the first picture above for a size comparison to my other things). I haven’t had a chance to try either of them yet because I wanted to get all the other pictures up asap, so I can’t tell you yet how I feel about the quality of the product. I do need some new hairspray, though, so I’m a little excited.
I know it might seem like a lot of items, but I got one extra item for the $28 necklace I returned in July, as well as a free Redken sample (I got the second one from a trade offer). Overall, I wasn’t as in love with my items as I was in July, but I’m still pretty happy with what I got and who can complain for $55. If you like any of the items above, I believe they’re all still available except for the Vince Camuto Bracelet and Steve Madden Sunglasses. If you haven’t opened an account yet and want to give it a try, I would be so grateful if you used my referral link, but if you don’t want to, it’s totally understandable and you can just go to www.littleblackbag.com