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Bar Cart Style! (Updated)

14 Mar

Hallelujah, I have finally finished styling my bar cart! I didn’t know exactly how I wanted to style it when I first started, all I knew was that I wanted a gold cart with 3 shelves. I started brainstorming and decided on a mostly pink and gold palette. As far as what to put on the shelves, I had to have a cute ice bucket and a pitcher with roses, everything else came to me as I went along. Bar carts are popping up everywhere and for good reason!  They are a fun way to showcase your personality and style, while being totally functional at the same time. When I have people over, my cart will be put to very good use. I love fresh flowers, pink and gold- my bar cart is all of that and more. To say I’m obsessed would be an understatement!

  Now, let’s get to the important stuff…..where did I find everything and how much did I spend?

Let me start by saying if you google ‘bar cart’ right now, you will quickly notice that they can be upwards of $500+!! For the cart alone! BEFORE you style it with all your fun trinkets, alcohol, mixers etc. Let me also tell you that if you really look, you CAN FIND AN AFFORDABLE CART! Check out these Prices below…..I spent under $300 for everything pictured including liquor and mixers.

*Bar Cart $150( I got it on sale for $119), Ice Bucket with tongs $30, silver cocktail spoon $3, Silver muddler $5, glass fruit bowl $2. All from Cost Plus world Market.

*Pitcher/Vase $8 at Home Goods.

*Crystal Decanters $40(I got them on sale for $20)each at Macy’s

*Corkscrew and shaker I already had, but you can find them at Bed Bath & Beyond.

*Mason jar $1, pink straws $5, Glass sugar bowl with lid $4, Key shaped bottle opener $4 all  from Target.

*Hand stamped decanter tags $10 each at Etsy shop Seize the night designs.

*Booze and mixers all from Total Wine

*Roses $7 at Trader Joes

 

Styling tips: Stick to 2-3 main colors. Fresh flowers are always a good idea and I really love the look of fruit as well. Fill the shelves, but don’t overpack them. Make it your own, add personal touches.

UPDATE: Pink sugar cubes have arrived and are in the tiny glass bowl with lid, I also purchased teeny tiny tongs from Crate &Barrel.

My Bar cart is complete!!!!

Custom sugar cubes available at Etsy shop Heather Holidays.

 

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Fabulous Friday Finds- Beauty Edition ( nothing over $20)

8 Mar

Happy Friday Fashionistas!!!!!! Today’s FFF post is all about beauty and includes my favorite products that are $20 or less.  While I do have my pricier items that I can’t live without, most of my favorite beauty products are affordable and I’m going to share them with you today!  These products are available at your local Ulta beauty store or drugstores like Target, Rite Aid and CVS.  Happy shopping.

NYX Matte Bronzer $9

I love this product and use it to contour and add glow without shimmer!

matte bronzer

Aquaphor $4

This “vaseline like” stuff repairs most any dry skin including lips, cuticles, elbows, knees etc.  I use it on my lips every night before bed.

Aquaphor

NYX matte lip cream $6

This is my go to lip color most days of the week, it’s matte and stains the lips perfectly without being sticky or drying out my lips.

matte lip cream

Milani Crystal lipgloss $4

When I want slight shine, this lip gloss is perfect.  I usually take it out with me, it’s so tiny and fits in any clutch. My favorite color is whisper- a nice peachy pink.

Milani

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 70. $10       Remember……you only get 1 face!  Protect it!!!!!

SPF 70 is what I use on my face every day whether or not I wear makeup it’s just a part of my daily routine.  I did however have a hard time finding sunscreen that I liked for my face because I have sensitive skin that breaks out easily with new products or greasy lotions.  This formula is very light and NOT STICKY!

sunblock

Maybelline Falsies Mascara $7

This is my favorite mascara of all time (although clump crusher is close second now). I put 2 coats on my upper lashes and 1 coat on my lower and I’m good to go.  I don’t wear false lashes so this product is my “falsies”.

Falsies

Urban Decay Primer Potion- eyeshadow primer $20

I don’t even attempt to wear eyeshadow without this miracle product!  It keeps my eye shadow crease free for hours upon hours and helps the color ‘pop’ as well!  I have tried all the primers on the market and this is by far my favorite, it’s the only one that works for me.

Primer

NYC Brow Kit $4

This is my favorite brow kit not only because it works great, but the price is incredible!!!!! I’m kind of obsessed with beautiful thick eyebrows and this kit helps me maintain mine!  I have never been a fan of eye brow pencils because in my experiences they always leave room for error- and by error I mean a drawn on clown eyebrow look- which is so not for me.  I’ve always preferred brush on powder and wax kits because they give a more natural look while still filling in brows flawlessly!  So if you want thick bold brows or just need a little help filling in, this product won’t let you down!

Brow kit