Do you ever feel like you always over spend at your favorite store? Well today I want to shared with you my luxury shopping tips:
Tip 1: Know your budget
At the beginning of my search, I give myself a budget for beauty products, luxury items and fashion accessory. Know how much you can spend and be very disciplined to not spend over the set budget. This will allow you to have another budget for the next season!
Tip 2: Pre Shop
What is pre shop? Use the internet and help you find what you are looking for and how much you can save. i,e, Ebates offer third party online shopping and gives you 2% – 10 % cash rebate or current sales and coupons. I usually use this site for Sephora and Nordstrom online shopping. Remember, every little bit counts!
Tip 3: How will this item impact your total look
Do I really need these shoes? Do I realty need another handbag? I am sure you ask yourself this a lot haha. For me, I always do a mental inventory check and make sure the luxury item will improve or add versatility to my current wardrobe.
I hope these tips help you make a more budget conscious decision while you’re shopping.
Now, I want to show you what I purchased from Hawaii!
On December 26, 2014, one of the biggest launches was Tom Ford Lips & Boys. 50 mini size Tom Ford lipsticks became available to the public. So what’s the big deal? Well it’s the most smart marketing ever, if I may say. These lip sticks were name after 50 men who influenced Tom Ford… Thats right! They named the colors after male names. Who won’t want to wear Adriano or Luca.
These are mini size 0.07 oz, cost $32. Everything looks just the same as the regular size lipstick 1.0 oz for $50. Both lipsticks have the same ingredients: soda see extract , Brazilian murmur butter and chamomila flower oil. I think it’s the size of this luxury lipstick that got everyone talking about it. It’s so easy to carry around! When you’re going to the club with a smaller purse, lipstick is by far the most important make up you need to bring so a smaller size is in demand!
Tip: There are 50 colors available but you do not need to buy all 50. Purchase one shade in each color family group. For example, purchase just one orange shade then use a different colored lipliner to create multiple colors from that one (orange) color! Create many different colors with all your favorite shades!
I ordered Adriano, Luca, Alexander and Didier. The Tom Ford makeup artist picked out these colors for me because he thinks these are going to be the hottest colors for Spring. I like how these lipsticks just glide smoothly onto my skin. It’s also good for dry lips too!
Last week we uploaded our brand new Mr. Jan All In One YouTube channel teaser! It’s a quick little teaser with clips from some of our favorite videos from the past year and a few you probably haven’t seen yet. Check it out, and don’t forget to subscribe.
Every Monday evening for the last several years I play Pinochle … yep, that’s right Pinochle! Most of the time, our card games are held in Long Beach, CA (that’s where most of the card club members live), and so I find myself in that part of Southern California often. Last Monday evening, December 9th, 2013 was no exception, however I desperately needed to pick-up a few Christmas gifts for a dinner that I was attending on Wednesday. I remembered seeing this cute little women’s clothing store on Atlantic Ave., so I decided to stop by and see if they had what I needed.
The store is absolutely adorable and the staff extremely helpful, especially Kristen who helped me find my gifts. They have a large collection of women’s clothing, hand bags, and jewelry at very reasonable prices. In addition, they carry some wonderful candles and interesting perfumes. The store is located at 3803-B Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, California, 90807. You can also contact them at (562) 426-1777. Here are a few pictures from my visit. Please check out their website at www.cloverlongbeach.com.
I got together with my dear friend and couture stylist, Arianna Sinclair on the set of the Photography Workshop Series to chat about high fashion styling. Arianna has been involved in the fashion community for years and recently served as one of the Directors for International Fashion Week here in Los Angeles. Check out my video below and see what really goes on behind the scenes of a high fashion photo shoot.