I think I might be alone in this, but I'm actually ready for summer to be over. I'm ready for cooler weather, the end of thunderstorms, trips to the apple orchard, Halloween, and the start of the holiday season! Of course, the changing season means new mark. faves for me, since my last faves post was from summer! You'll see a few repeats from the Top Ten List I did in May, so you know those are always amazing products in my book!
First up are 7 of my favorite fashion items!
I've been wearing & loving the whole m.powerment collection of jewelry & lipgloss, but the Linked To My Heart Bracelet is my current favorite! It's so pretty and eye-catching, and as a mom, I love that it jingles when I move my wrist, because I've had to use it to distract my super-busy 18 month old a few times! The best thing about this bracelet, and the other items in the m.powerment collection, is that 100% of the net proceeds ($21.63 from this bracelet!) are donated directly to m.powerment by mark., a philanthropic initiative dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence by awarding grants to organizations which share this mission. Through the sale of items like this bracelet, more than $750,000 has been raised and awarded for education and prevention programs in the communities all over the country!
mark. has introduced a few new rings since May, but the Color Cluster Ring is still my undisputed favorite! I love the vintage-glam look, and it always gets compliments. I tend to loose interest in some of my fashion & jewelry pieces once the new items come along, but this ring will always keep me coming back!
Ashley Greene, mark's brand ambassador, shared a picture of herself wearing this necklace several months ago, and I've been (im)patiently waiting to get my hands on one! It is such a statement piece, really amping up everything from a casual tee to a much dressier outfit, and I adore the mixed metals feel! This past weekend at a mark. event, we learned a 2nd way to wear the necklace - unhook the clasp, untwist the strands, and pull out the bigger black beaded strand to slip over your head, almost doubling the length of the necklace! I love the added versatility!
One of my favorite parts of being a mark. rep is the community of other reps you get to know both online and at in person meet ups. We share photos in a mark. rep facebook group, and seeing other mark. reps in this dress convinced me that I needed it too! It looks gorgeous on everyone whether it's a size small or size xxl. The belt comes with, but I have also worn it with the black Touch Of Lace scarf as a sash. This is definitely a piece that can be dressed up or down, and it was just featured in Redbook with a white button-down dress shirt underneath, perfectly taking it from summer flawlessly into the cooler months!
Aaaah, the boots! Back in May, at the National Sales Meeting in NYC, we saw these gorgeous boots as a little teaser in the most recent mark. sizzle reel, and the room exploded with excitement! The boots are another super-versatile item from mark, since you can wear them cuffed under the knee (as shown) or flipped up for extra length! They have a hidden platform for extra comfort, and partial side zippers. I have really small feet (I can get away with shopping in the girls section and comfortably wear a size 4) so I was a little worried the boots would be too big, but they're definitely wearable. I think I might add some insoles to make them fit a little tighter, but I absolutely LOVE them nonetheless.
My new everyday purse, I wasn't crazy about it just in pictures, but then saw my mentor & another rep with theirs at a mark. meet up and fell in love! It's a very soft, pebbled faux leather, and mine is more of a faded black than the picture. The spiky tassels are shiny and add such a rocker feel, so the bag draws attention to itself! I love the outside pockets, perfect for my keys, cell phone, and sunglasses, and there are inside pockets too! I love the roominess, makes it easy to have my stuff with plenty of room left over for diapers, wipes, and snacks for my boys!
I was so sad at first to see the pink cosmetic bags being replaced, but after getting this new petite bag, I totally understand! The new bags (the mid & super bags are also being updated, to a metallic purple, and a shiny, textured gold) are such a high quality, and the petite bag feels so soft! The inside of the bag is still a somewhat slippery material, so they should still wipe clean, just with a much nicer outside quality than the older plastic-y cosmetic bags! Customers will be able to purchase the new bags starting on Friday, September 9 through my eBoutique at http://tmassmann.mymarkstore.com
Now, what do I keep in my make up bags?! Here are 7 of my favorite beauty items!
This is the 2nd product that I mentioned in May as well, and for good reason - I use it every day! This eye primer makes my eyeshadow more vibrant, and last longer without creasing. It can also be used as a concealer.
It's the updated, fall version of mark's unique Super Flip kit, and this one contains 9 super pigmented eyeshadows on one side, and then flips over to a full-sized face illuminator. The eyeshadows provide buildable color, so you can still have just a soft wash of color if that's what you prefer. I'm loving the bottom middle color, Greenery. Like the new cosmetic bags, the Super Flip will be available to customers on September 9.
I can't even begin to express how much I love the new metallic i-marks! They're formulated with shea butter, giving them a luxurious feel, and are highly pigmented for gorgeous, buildable color! I love purple shadow to make my hazel eyes pop, so clearly Jazzy is my new favorite shade!
I had never been a fan of liquid eyeliner, until this one! It feels like you're using a marker, making application super easy! It comes in 4 shades, Wee Hours is my current favorite, but next on my list is Brownie Points!
I am SO thrilled with this new mascara! It makes my lashes look longer, thicker, and just generally more defined! Black is of course my go-to shade, but I also love putting the Violet shade just on the tips to add dimension and just a little pop of color! The brush is incredible, with little bristles at the tip so I can get the tiniest lashes!
Part 1 of my new favorite lip look is SPF 15 Lipclick in the shade Glama! This is the lipstick for someone not used to wearing lipstick - a sheer wash of color and shine, with the added bonus of sun protection! Plus, like mark's original lipclick, the case is magnetic and clicks closed!
Part 2 of my favorite lip look is Glow Baby Glow in shade Girly Girl! It's a gorgeous hot pink, that combined with Glama gives me the perfect pink lip, with a little bit of shine! Plus it connects to any of mark's other hook up products, giving you more than 7500 possible combinations! My favorite combo is Girly Girl along with A Spray We Go hook up perfume in Jewel, which has been discontinued, but you can sometimes catch it in our Last Chance section!
There you have it, my can't-live-without-em fall faves from mark! Want to purchase any of the products I mentioned? Head to my eBoutique at http://tmassmann.mymarkstore.com and use promo code WELCOME for free shipping on your first order!
Want to earn some fabulous mark. goodies for free? Consider hosting a mark. party! I'm always looking for more party hostesses (in the SW Minnesota area) who want to have a great time with their friends while seeing the latest and greatest products from mark! Find me on facebook, or contact me through my eBoutique for more information!