I’ve been on a purple kick lately and have been wanting to try a purple mascara because I read in a beauty magazine that purple mascara is supposed to make brown eyes pop and who doesn’t want their eyes to pop right? I stopped by Walmart while running errands and found myself in the cosmetics aisle. I picked up Hard Candy’s 1000 Lashes purple mascara in the color “Divine Purple”. The purple was not very noticable, you can’t really see the pigmentation, so I my regular black mascara over it and to my surprise, it worked better as an fiber eyelash primer! The combo made my lashes look longer than they’ve ever looked before, woohoo!
I also found some Wet’n’Wild purple liquid eyeliner that wasn’t too expensive so I gave it a try too. The color was very subtle since it’s dark but in certain lighting, the purple makes my eyes look kind of red as if I had just finished crying or something, maybe it would look better on a different complexion or with a eye color. I’m still undecided on how I feel about it.
Oversized Jackets: A Fall / Winter Layering Essential
I was going through my closet and found this little gem, it’s always been a little big for me so I haven’t worn it much but since 90’s is making a comeback & oversized jackets are a great layering essential for fall/winter so I decided to bust it out….plus the blue complemented my purple makeup 🙂
I just checked out the Victoria Beckham x Target collection and I am in love. Like, seriously, take my money already! The collection is super refined and sleek, perfect for the modern women. I love the colors; they are all very wearable…a lot of black and white in the collection but also several bright and vibrant pieces for those who love color. I’m a sucker for classics mixed with statement or bolder pieces.
Price Point, On Point
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love designer collaborations! It’s a great way to add some designer pieces to your collection without breaking the bank. In the past, I’ve been disappointed with the pricing of other chain retailers’ collaborations because a majority of the items were over $70 with some pieces costing hundreds of dollars! WTF?!? I thought brand collaborations were supposed to make pieces that were more affordable. Luckily, that was not the case with this collection!
Victoria Beckham and Target did good with the pricing for this collection, a majority of the pieces are priced around $25-$35.
Top 7 Pieces with Pricing
(pricing in USD as of 4/05/2017)
Calla Lily Satin Ruffle Hem Dress – $35
Orange Pleated Culotte – $40
Fuchsia Twill Flared Trouser – $40
Victoria Beckham x Target. Photo: Target
Calla Lily Wide Leg Pant – $40
Bee Print Scarf with Marigold Trim – $20
Calla Lily Button Down Top – $30
This top would look so good paired with some jeans for a chic and stylish day look or a pair of dress pants or pencil skirt for work.
Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse – $30
Day to Night Styling Tips & Ideas
This collection would work great for any occasion. You can easily wear this collection to work and look like the fabulous fashion-forward girl boss that you are or pair the collection with more casual items (i.e. jeans, a cap, or your favorite pair of sneakers) for a day or athleticleasure look. Toss on a pair of heels and some lipstick and instantly take the collection to an evening look.
Collection Release Date
The Victoria Beckham x Target collection drops on Sunday, April 9, 2017 so mark your calendars! I know where I’m going to be this Sunday 😉
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Starting the year off with the inaugural post for Cat Eyes & Candy.
I’m excited to share my personal style and lots of my favorite things! This has been a dream of mine for years, and what better way to ring in the new year than to start a new project that you’ve always wanted to do.
I hope this blog can be a regular source of inspiration for outfit ideas, hair, makeup, shoes, bags, and everything else to help a girl upgrade her style and feel fabulous every day!