fashion, Lifestyle

Target’s Clothes: What Do You Think of The Quality

What do you think of the quality of the clothing from Target? I haven’t really shopped for clothes from Target, because I rarely see anything that catches my eye. Besides I think the quality is a cut above Walmart.  They sell some of the same brands such as Xhilaration and Mossimo.

When I shop at Target it’s for  wash cloths, dish towels, small kitchen appliances , cleaning supplies and food.   Quality, comfort and style  means more to me than price. Ironically Target’s clothes aren’t cheap.  In terms of style Target’s clothes  are trendy, but will last for a year and the quality will climate depending upon how often you wear the item. The most I’ve ever purchased from Target  are graphic T-shirts for a special day, such as July 4th,  Christmas or a cute quote. My experience with the t-shirts they deteriorate within a month, from holes, rips , and losing shape. I know it when I buy them.  They’re great for going to cookouts, concerts and  yard work.

I decided to try this mesh  shirt by Xhilaration from Target. I thought it was stylish, but I don’t think it will have much life.

Photo: Daralynn

I’d be surprised if it last til next summer. I hand washed it in cold water to preserve the color and prevent fading on the embroidery . To prevent stretching I placed it on a drying rack. Never put cheap clothing in the dryer .  Placing the shirt on a hanger  while it’s wet would leave hanger prints that are difficult to remove. It’s just a cute top Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 11.48.32 AM.png made in china.  The retail price is $19.99  and shouldn’t have been more than  $9.99.

It was fun trying on this top from Target. However I think for the price and subpar quality, I’ll continue shopping at places like Ann Taylor.


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How to Make Your Eyes Look Amazing Without Makeup.

Do you like looking your best without too much effort? I’m sure I got a yes from you. Who wouldn’t want to look effortlessly amazing. A full face of makeup is fine, but there is something about looking natural. If you could only choose one beauty product other than cleaners and moisturizers; (We can never omit these) what would it be?  Leave a comment and tell me what you would choose.

The most effortless way to look amazing without any makeup is with eyelashes. There are four types of false lashes:

Strip lash: The most conventional  form of falsies.

Individual:  Applied next to your natural lashes to create uniqueness

Extension:  The most expensive method ; but last the longest

Magnetic:  They lay on top of your lashes with a magnet attached

This is pretty much what I look like without lashes. I’m very happy here, but I may not appear to be. untitled-0073-1.jpg

Now take a look at the Ardell # 810 strip lash. I love them because of the long and short hairs, which seems to give me life.untitled-0117-1

I don’t have on any makeup, only lashes.  My eyelids are  naturally dark. untitled-0183-1

I’ve tried Wispies,Double Up, and natural by Ardell as well.

I’m on the hunt  to review some higher end brands, but the Ardell # 810 are my favorite in terms of look. I don’t like how flexible they are. They are difficult to keep a nice shape due to the flexibility of the lash. Yet, I love how lightweight they are. The lightweight prevents them from feeling heavy and perhaps poking under my eyelids.  The lash barely feel as if I have them on.   The invisiband  and knot free technology is awesome. I hate to see the clear band and knot, because they are noticeable.  They mimic a cheap looking lash and do not give off a natural flattering look.

Clean those bad girls:

While you’re busy looking amazing, make sure you clean your lashes with rubbing alcohol. Sit them in a bowl of alcohol for 15 minutes. Then use a clean mascara wand  and brush off the dust and lint. Lastly use a tweezer to pull off the old glue. You can use the lash several times depending upon the quality of the lash. You can re-use some 10 – 25 times.

Remember you are beautiful with or without false lashes!

I shared my thoughts on my youtube channel regarding the Ardell lash and a bonus.




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Nail Your Wedding Day Manicure With Sally Hansen.


Sally Hansen is the leader in nail innovation and they’ve  decided to mix color and care. Their newest line is called Color Therapy . They offer beautiful beige that will be flattering to many brides, chai on life is the name of the color.  It doesn’t scream” I have on nail polish,” but the camera  will love your nails.  This natural color will not distract from your embellished wedding gown.  It’s easy to apply this polish with the amazing flat brush that doesn’t leave streaks.  It builds up to opacity and it’s extremely pigmented. What I love the most is it looks great on any skin tone. Don’t let anyone tell you different!

Photo: Daralynn

Color Therapy has argan oil , açaí and evening primrose oil to aid in dry, weak nails. As you know my nails went through a rough patch from a SNS manicure

If you are getting your nails done the day of your wedding, pick up a bottle of big kwik dry top coatYes! I spelled Kwik  ( According to Sally) correctly. 

Photo: Daralynn

Note: The best thing about Sally Hansen’s gel topcoat is it can be used with any nail polish. It doesn’t have to be a Sally’s brand nor does it have to be a gel polish. This little black bottle is my best friend. It can prevent your nail polish from cracking up to 7 days. Get a bottle of this after a manicure and brush it on top. You will not have to worry about your beautiful nails on your special day.

Photo: Daralynn
Photo: Daralynn

These three will not disappoint you on your special day.

If your still feeling classic vibes, go with a french manicure.