Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Favorites!

Hi girls!
So, I can't believe that the month of July is already over! I'm looking forward to August, and surprisingly I'm actually kind of excited to go back to school! :)

Favorite Products-

  • Bioderma Crealine H2O- I have been loving this when taking off my makeup, it's super gentle and does a great job!
  • Josie Maran Argan Oil- I had tried this out in the winter and it didn't provide enough moisture for my skin, but for the summer time it's perfection!
  • Revlon Photo Ready Color Correcting Primer- I love this for days when I don't want to wear a liquid foundation, I just put this on with a little concealer and powder and I'm good to go!
  • Proactiv Sulfur Mask- This is literally the only thing that actually gets rid of my acne. I put a little bit on before going to bed on my breakouts, when I wake up, they're gone!
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer- I find that sometimes bronzers make me look a bit too orange, but this one is perfect for my fair skin!
  • NYC Water Proof Eye Liner in Black- This stuff is amazing. I was looking for a good black eyeliner and this, wow... It's fantastic! Plus it's super inexpensive! Bonus!
  • Wet N Wild Cream Shadow Pencil in Pixie- A $1.99 cream shadow that looks a lot like Stila's Kitten? Yeah, I'm a fan! I've been loving this for highlighting my inner corner!
  • Cassis Noir lip balm from H&M- you may remember seeing this in my London & Paris Haul, I use this every night before I go to bed, and whenever I'm not wearing a color on my lips! It smells great and is moisturizing as well.
  • Rimmel Top Coat- This stuff really does make my polish last much longer than it does when I use other top coats.
  • Color Play by Debby- This is one of the most perfect coral colors that I have found, it's light/medium yet still bright! Totally in love.
  • Sinful Colors in 24/7- Holy hot pink. Love it.
  • French Candy- <3 1 word- Omnomnomnom<3
I hope you guys had a great month of July! :)

Have a beautiful day!<3

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Paris Giveaway!

Hello, hello!
Want to win some awesome stuff? Keep reading!

You can win:
  • Bioderma Crealine H20
  • Yves Rocher Lip Balm in Rose
  • Yves Rocher Eye Kohl in Noir
  • Yves Rocher Nail Polish in Neige Blanc
  • Yves Rocher Nail Polish in Orange Sanguine
  • Yves Rocher Nail Polish in Vert Canard
  • Sephora Creamy Body Wash in Coconut
  • Sephora Creamy Body Wash in Cotton Flower
  • St. Tropez Bronzing Lotion
  • Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche Perfume Sample
  • Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Perfume Sample
  • Peace Love & Juicy Perfume Sample
  • Charlotte Ronson Endless Summers Kiss Face & Body Glow Sample
  • Super Goop SPF 35 Facial Sunscreen/ Moisturizer
  • You MUST be a resident of either the U.S. or Canada!
Good luck! :)

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Hey guys!!

So I did it! What did you do Sarah? I finally made a Youtube account! And my first video is in the process of uploading! Yay!
I'm super excited about this, and I'd love it if you guys could check out my channel and give me some love!

If your interested in watching some of my videos, click on this ->  http://www.youtube.com/user/sarahsloveaffair/videos

It's currently 8:45 P.M. where I live, so the video is not up just yet, but it should be soon! Tomorrow I will have an Ulta Haul and my Paris Giveaway up for you guys!

I hope you all are having a great night!

<3 Sarah

Sunday, July 22, 2012

What Am I Reading?

Hi guys!
Sorry that I've been slacking a little bit lately when it comes to posting! It's taken me a little while to get back into the swing of things when it comes to my daily life. No matter, I recently started a book that I'm super excited about reading and I thought I would share it with you guys!


The Age of Miracles book cover“It still amazes me how little we really knew. . . . Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It’s possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much.”
On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life—the fissures in her parents’ marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.

(From www.theageofmiraclesbook.com)

Now, I can't really say my thoughts on this book because I'm only on page 19. However, it did come highly recommended to me and the concept sounds fascinating. Well, to me at least.
Anyways, just thought I'd share! I'll be sure to do a book review when I'm finished to let you guys know how I like it! 
Have any book recommendations for me? Let me know!

Have a beautiful day! :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

London & Paris Haul!

Hi guys!
I'm back! As you probably can tell, today's post is going to be a haul of all of the things that I bought when I was on vacation. I am actually kind of surprised, I really thought that I was going to buy way more stuff than I did. Go Sarah! I hope you guys enjoy this pic heavy post! I'm going to put links to where you can buy this stuff online, because some of it isn't available in stores. Let me know in the comments if you've tried any of these products, and what you think of them! And don't forget to enter in my giveaway! :)

Being who I am, I did some research before I left for Europe about which products were best to buy. And man, am I glad that I did! I've only been using this for a few days, but I love it! It was a little bit gross the first time I used it after I washed my face how much makeup still came off. Yum...

If you have seen my London Giveaway post, you may recognize this product. I bought this during my one day in London, and I'm seriously in love. This is one of the best moisturizing lip products that I have ever used. And, it smells amazing!
Oh, Caudalie...I'm sure most of you have seen this brand at Sephora and you thought... Wow this French stuff is kinda expensive. Yup. But not in France! I was amazed to see this bottle sitting on the shelf of a pharmacie for only 9 Euros 90. I looked on Sephora when I got home, for the same size bottle it's $18. Wow. I guess doing some research before you go on vacation can pay off. This is another product that I've heard wonderful things about, and so far I really like it. It smells so good! I used this on the flight home, and it really did make me feel more refreshed.
Obviously, I can't tell you guys my thoughts on this because I haven't used it yet. But I'm kind of excited to see how it works.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 54 Boy.
I thought long and hard about what I wanted to purchase from Chanel, whether I wanted a lipstick, or a cream shadow. (Tough decisions here people!) I ended up choosing a gorgeous wearable lipstick, and I couldn't be happier! I absolutely love this color. It's one of those 'my lips but better' shades. I will definitely be getting my moneys worth out of this!
While I was at the Chanel counter, I was lucky enough to get a ton of awesome samples (some, not shown) and this so far, is my favorite! This mascara is absolutely awesome. I've just been wearing this everyday with nothing else on my eyes. It makes my lashes so long and full. I'm in love.
I haven't tired this yet, but I've heard great things about it!

These 3 rings I bought at a market in the Bastille area. I was so excited when I found these because one of the things that I had wanted to get were some rings. And for only 10 euros, I couldn't go wrong!

I bought both of these dresses on my last day in Paris at a little boutique right near where we were staying. They were 36 euros each and I think definitely worth it. They are in fact identical aside from the colors. I believe the brand is Suncoco.

I bought this shirt on my birthday at the Gallerie LaFayette. I was really surprised at how different the store was set up compared to big stores like that in America, I actually think that I preferred it.

This was the only clothing item that I purchased in London. I spotted it in a store window across the street and was determined to make it mine. The color is absolutely wonderful, and I think the little details are perfection. If you can't tell... I'm a little bit in love with this jacket! :)

Alright guys, that is all the stuff that I bought over there for myself! Don't forget to enter in my London giveaway. And keep your eyes open for my Paris giveaway once that one is finished (Some of the items in this post may or may not be part of that giveaway!).

Have a beautiful day!<3

Sunday, July 8, 2012

London Giveaway!

Hello guys!

I feel like it's been forever, I've missed ya'll!

So today, I finally have my London giveaway! YAAY! Now, I know, it's a little bit small but I was only in London for less than a day, so I didn't have time to buy as much stuff as I had wanted to. But! I'm going to pick a few extra bonus items from Paris to add into this giveaway, but you won't know what they are unless you win! :)

Just FYI, I will be posting, my Paris giveaway once this one is finished. So if you don't win this one, you have another shot at winning some International goodies! :)

What you get:
  • An adorable makeup bag
  • An orange oil & vitamin C peel off facial mask
  • Cassis Noir lip balm (love this!!)
  • Soft Vanilla lip balm
  • Blood Orange wet wipes
  • Melon wet wipes
  • Some other European goodies! :)

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag - Europe Edition

A big Hello from London! :)
As promised, my travel makeup bag. Obviously, the background in the photos are different, but that is because I am no longer at home! Woot!

The giant mess of things that I brought! Obviously, some of it had to go in my quart sized bag in my carry on.

Face Products
  1. Clinique Moisture Surge moisturizer
  2. Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 150 Buff
  3. Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer (Obviously, I put it in a smaller container)
  4. Tarte Clean Slate Perfecting Primer (Again, sample sized.)
  5. Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in 01
  6. Loreal True Match Powder in C2 Natural Ivory
  7. Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in 10 Pink Frosting
  8. Proactiv Sulfur Mask (Safes my face, no joke. But obviously in a little E.L.F. pot)
  9. Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Lip Products
  1. An amazing smelling lip balm that I bought from H&M today!
  2. Mark lipstick in Flutter Voltiger
  3. EOS lip balm in Summer Fruit
  4. Soft Lips lip balm in Vanilla
  5. Alba Un-Petroleum lip balm in Tangerine
  6. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 035 Charm
  7. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 001 Honey

Eye Products

  1.  Urban Decay Roller Girl Palette 
  2. Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Quad
  3. Revlon Satin Eye Shadow in 010 Polished Bronze (Scored this baby for $1.37 at the CVS sale! Boom.)
  4. MAC Eye Shadow in Fresh Daisy
  5. Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in R.S.V.P.
  6. Loreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
  7. Benefit Bad Gal Mascara
  8. NYC Waterproof Eyeliner in 931 Black
  9. Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eye Primer
  10. Loreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liner
  11. Loreal Million Lashes
  12. Wet n Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Pencil in 130 Pixie
  13. Two pairs of tweezers!

Random goodies!
  1. Flonaze(spelling?) It's basically just my allergy medicine... not really sure why I included this...
  2. Wild Apple Daffodil lotion from Bath & Body Works
  3. Clear Eyes Maximum Redness Relief Eye Drops
  4. Nexxus Comb Thru Touchable Hold Finishing Mist
  5. Sephora Perfume Atomizer with Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche

  1. Lilique Dome Brush - Used for bronzer
  2. Bare Escentuals Fast & Flawless Blending Brush - Used for blending out eyeshadows
  3. Bare Escentuals Full Flawless Face Brush - Used to apply face powder
  4. Essence of Beauty brush - Used to apply cream blush
  5. Bare Escentuals Max Coverage Concealer brush -  Used to apply concealer
  6. Bare Escentuals Define & Contour brush - Used for eye shadows
  7. MAC 210 brush - Used to apply eyeliner
  8. Two random angled eyeliner brushes

Sorry if this post was a little bit... large? But I felt like it might be interesting! Let me know if you guys want me to do a post on what hair care and skin care products I brought with me!

Much love guys!


Exhaustion, Flights, Giveaways & OOTDS

Hello guys!

Ah! It feels like forever since I've done a blog post! I'm very sorry about that, it's just that the few days before I left the country were insanely busy trying to tie up all of my loose ends! Anyways, I am now here in London relaxing on the couch after a long day of sight seeing!

Can I just say how exhausted I am? I literally haven't slept in about 26-27 hours. Well, technically I did sleep a little bit on the plane but it was definitely for less than an hour, so it doesn't count! :) On the plane I could not get my chair to recline so then I had this awkward kink in my neck, and Sarah was not a happy girl! But anyways, when we had about 2 hours left in our flight I was able to recline my chair and snooze for a bit until the flight attendants woke us up for breakfast.

Enough about that, I did a little bit of shopping today (naturally) and I got some goodies for you guys! I think the way that I'm going to do the giveaway is have 2 separate giveaways. One for everything I bought you guys from London, and one for everything I bought you guys from Paris. Now, I'm leaving for Paris tomorrow morning (ridiculously early) so I will probably be posting my London giveaway while I'm there. I think that I am going to try to pick up a few more things either tonight or tomorrow morning. I know that it is only about 7 p.m. here right now (2 p.m. EST - what I'm used to) but it feels like 11:30 p.m. to me! I am dead. Well, not literally... But you know what I mean... Right?

Anyways, I think I'm going to go now and do my 'What's in my travel makeup bag' post. So keep your eyes open for that! Oh! Also, I got this super adorable pink trench coat that I think I'm going to be wearing to the train station tomorrow so I'm feeling an OOTD, so look out for that as well! :)

Please forgive me if my posts are sporadic, I should have done some pre-blogging before I left, but oh well! Can't change that now!

Let me know what you guys have been up to in the comments!

Alright guys, have a beautiful day! I will talk to you very soon! :)

P.S. Sorry for the rambling! <3