Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Peplum & Product Review

Peplum t-shirt
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I loved this little peplum t-shirt as soon as I saw it. It is a reasonable (only $20) way to jump into the peplum trend if you haven't yet done so. Sometimes I am hesitant to spend a lot of money on something trendy that won't be in style for a long time. This top won't break the bank, which I love. I also love that it can go from casual with a pair of shorts and sandals, to dressed up with a sequined skirt and heels. I may just have to order this top before they are all gone!

                                                    * Product Review *

Have you heard of the new Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 foundation? It is a foundation and serum that 'hydrates to improve skin tone and covers discolorations.' (Info according to Covergirl website.) I don't have any skin discolorations but I can tell you that I love this foundation! I haven't used a liquid foundation in years so I was hesitant to purchase this. (I have been using a mineral powder for my foundation because I was tired of heavy liquid foundations.) This foundation surprised me. It is not heavy or greasy or anything terrible associated with liquid foundations. I don't know if I have paid attention to its moisturizing properties but I still love this foundation. It goes on smoothly and gives my skin a nice even finish. It doesn't smell all that bad either!

I recently got a sample of Chanel foundation in the mail and I was so excited to try it. I figured if it was Chanel then it would feel like liquid gold going on my skin. And of course I would look fabulous beyond belief. I tried it and hated it. It was heavy and the smell was horrible! I washed my face and pulled out my trusty little tube of Covergirl. 

If you are looking for a new foundation, try this one. Drugstore cosmetics have come a long way y'all!


  1. Great combinations! :)


  2. Love the peplum tee and great review!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  3. The peplum top is only $20?! What an amazing find! It's so cute.

    And that's great to know about the foundation. I'm always hesitant to buy foundation from the drugstore because you can't try it first, so I'm happy to know you've had a good experience with it. I may have to give it a try!

    xoxo, me

  4. I am also using that Cover Girl Foundation. I go back and forth between mineral powder and liquid foundation and I agree that this stuff is surprisingly wearable.

    Also - I LOVE that orange, black, white, pink diamond skirt!

    More Charming in Person

  5. I love that peplum tshirt and I can't believe it's only $20!

    Penniless Socialite

  6. I may have to get that peplum tee! I see that in comes in white, which would be great with all my brights!

    The Tiny Heart

    1. Oooh yeah I would like white too! I probably have more stuff that I can wear a white shirt with...Hmmm... maybe both?

  7. i normally don't wear foundation, but i'm drawn to this because it's also a serum, and i'm a sucker for stuff like that! maybe i will try it! i love that peplum shirt, too. so cute and what a steal!

  8. i haven't gotten on the peplum train yet but really want to! maybe this shirt will be my ticket (i am so corny!). i use a benefit liquid foundation that i love but will check this one out when i am all done with my current bottle. thanks for the tip!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

  9. i want to try the peplum trend and it's too bad the chanel sucked! don't forget to check out my $50 gift card giveaway :)

  10. Thanks for your visit you are lovely!! I love the outfit with the red shorts.xo
    would you like to follow each so we can keep in touch?

  11. Drugstore makeup has come a long way! I love being able to go to my local drugstore and find products that are most of the time pretty comparable to high end makeup.

    Love that peplum shirt too!
    Have a lovely day, Amy!

  12. I like the yellow shoes!! very nice!!
    bisous de Claudine

  13. Oh my gosh... I need to buy that shirt LOL... I have been hearing so much about peplum's and have just been scared to invest a lot of money so this is perfect!!!

    And I do agree that drugstore makeup has come a long way!!!

    <3 Melissa

  14. the peplum tee sounds like a great purchase... it would go with a ton of outfits and be an easy way to get into the peplum trend (which i'm not 100% sold on, but it is definitely growing on me!)

    ps i'm a new follower ;)



  15. First, you have a lovely blog! And thanks for your sweet comment!
    My foundation is from max factor and I am using it for years now! So I am always hesitant to switch things up ;)

    The shirt is great! Lots of possibilities!

    I am your newest follower! Hope you liked my blog and will follow me back, so we can keep in touch ;)



  16. Woww...great review, and great combinations!! Looove the peplum t-shirt ;)
    Thank you so much for stopping by, would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back!


    "Sa├║de & Beleza - Health & Beauty"

  17. So loving that top (and it's price tag) and the way you made it so flawlessly transform from day to night!!

  18. Cute outfits!! Love the evening look especially :)

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  21. Great outfit choices! I feel like Peplum is one of those trends I will keep in my closet even if I make the "What's Out" list. Really like the look. Great tips Amy.

  22. Love that peplum top! And what a great price- $20!!! It can easily go from day to night!

  23. Great outfits!
    I follow you now ♥

  24. Super cute looks! Loving those Zara heels! I've been obsessed with them forever! I can just never find my size!

    Treena Bean Giveaway!

  25. Maybe I'll give it a try. I recently tried te Costco brand and thought it was ok. Have you tried it?

  26. That's an incredible price for a peplum top. Funnily enough, I saw a friend recently with such a dewy and sheer coverage on her face so I had to ask what foundation she was using. She mentioned Chanel Aqua Lumiere. I tried it on and it was divine. I suppose some of the thicker and more matte ones can be rather cakey. I haven't tried CoverGirl as this is the first time in more than a decade that I'm actually using foundation.

    1. Really? Well I was really surprised that it didn't look good. Maybe I got a bad batch or something!

  27. I LOVE the two little outfits you put together. So cute! I would wear both :)

  28. thanks for your comment on my post! im your newest follower! would love it if you could follow my blog as well!

  29. That shirt is beyond adorable and I love how it is paired with the pink shorts!!
    And I cannot believe that the Chanel foundation wasn't good; I would so have thought it was amazing as well! Make Up For Ever makes an amazing foundation as well!
    Thanks for the sweet comment on G&G; would you like to follow each other? Let me know and I'll be sure to follow you!



  30. Oh Hi Amy :) My name is Amy too :p
    Your blog caught my attention as soon as I saw it!
    I love how you separate the styling from lunch date to dinner date! I also write something about fashion and beauty, please feel free to visit mine and I think we can follow each other :)

    Amy xx

  31. How cool is it that CoverGirl and Olay teamed up? I am so picky about what I put on my face because it's so sensitive. But, I may have to give this one a whirl. And we think so much alike, bargain shopping!! ;) Love the two peplum looks, as always!!

  32. I love peplum, and all those accessories are just too pretty. I have a weakness for drugstore make up. I don't even know why. I save my nice makeup for a special occasion, and then use the drugstore for my every day makeup, but just as you said, sometimes the drugstore version is better!

    A Southern Drawl

  33. thanks for your comment on my blog:)
    follow you, i'd be so happy if you follow me back:)

  34. The peplum shirt is certainly cute. Looks like you can create multiple outfits with it.

    I'd love to try the Covergirl Foundation. I'm a huge CG fan.

    Cheap Makeup Reviews
    Beauty and Fashion Blog Seattle

  35. this is lovely:)
    thanks for your lovely comment on my blog♥ wanna follow each other?:)

  36. I'm totally going to try that foundation! It's so tough to find one that you really like for a reasonable price point! Love it. And I'm totally on the peplum train...it's so adorable! Just like you blog, so glad you dropped by so I could find you! Definitely going to be back (c:

  37. I love peplums, they are just so pretty and feminine!

    thank you so much for finding my blog and commenting, your blog is just gorgeous, I will add it to my list of daily reads:)



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