My Weekend Haul…

On the weekends, when I don’t have many bills I like to treat myself…

Here is my some of my haul….




Michael Kors Blair Tri-Color boat shoes. I lucked up because on the website they are listed for $110 but in the Michael Kors store, they were on sale for $55. I think these will be the perfect shoes for work




I also purchased M.A.C. Studio Sculpt Lash. I LOVE LOVE this mascara. The brush applicator is GENIUS. It add length to my lashes without getting clumpy or messy. It also did a great job with lash separation and definition. Definitely worth the $16. *** You have to use this with the prep + prime lash for maximum results*** its sooooo worth it.




Note: I have purchased more items, but unfortunately when I tried to upload the pics that I took with my camera, the photos exceeded the MB limit for wordpress… UGH…. When I figure it out, I will post the other goodies that I have purchased.

Spring/ Summer Trend: Maxi Dresses

Spring/ Summer Trend: Maxi Dresses

Jane Norman long evening dress
$115 -

Vintage black dress
$39 -

Topshop vintage black dress
$30 -

Summer purse

Lush Lashes for the Low

This beauty cult favorite is a winner among beauty editors and make up junkies for a reason…

It lives up to the hype.

When you want a great mascara without paying a small fortune, look no further than…

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara


This mascara, lengthens and adds volume. It stays on all day and the best part is… It doesn’t flake. It’s very comparable to Christian Dior “Dior Show” mascara, but for a fraction of the cost. You can buy this at any drugstore and most times, it’s on sale.

This is the one drugstore mascara, I always go back to

Life After “The Hills”

Remember that “reality” show based upon the beautiful and rich young adults in LA. I use to love that show. It was like a modern-day Sex and the City:

Whitney gave off a practical Miranda vibe

Audrina was a tamed version of Samantha

LC was a blend of Carrie and Charlotte

And Heidi was just Heidi…

Well Whitney and LC have went on to become fashion designers. Both collection are equally cute. LC has an affordable line with Kohls in addition to her higher end line Paper Crown. Whitney has a label with her own namesake “Whitney Eve”


Whitney Eve

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Paper Crown

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LC Lauren Conrad for Kohls

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Which Hills lady has the better collection? I’m kinda leaning towards Whitney



Just Last Week….

“just last week…. I had to ball on em, sit tall on em, crawl on em….” – Big K.R.I.T

Good morning…. so if you follow me on twitter, you would have seen me lusting and debating about buying some lace up Jeffrey Campbell boots just last week… Well I got them and they came Saturday…. I love them


They are made with soft honey colored leather. They have a cutout at the heel.  They lace up to your thigh and can be adjusted to fit your leg. I ordered a size 7, and they fit true to size. The heel is about 4.5 inches and the heel is stacked which makes the shoe comfortable. I LOVE THESE BOOTS, but they are a b*tch to take off. The trick is the loosen up the strings at the ankle so you can slide them off.

The nude colored ones are available at (hurry if you want them because they have limited sizes left)

The boots also come in black…


They can be purchased at


MBFW Down Under….

You think all the Fashion Week hoopla is over, NOPE…

Our stylish mates from Australia are hosting their own Mercedes Benz Fashion week…

The designers down there are very talented… Its fun to discover new designers.


Carla Zampatti

*Here are looks from Fall/Winter 2014. On her website she has video of her latest runway show for SS14*

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by johnny

This designer is a  new fave of mine for three reasons:

  1. His use of color and print is wonderful
  2. The hemlines for his skirts are unique
  3. The pieces are moderately priced :-)

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Alex Perry

His designs are all about sleek sophisticated sexiness. He also partnered with Tony Bianco (another Australian) fave to make shoes for his runway show. These looks are from 2013 BUT he has a video of his recent fashion show on his website and on his IG account.

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Lip Luxury

I’m a firm believer in splurging and this Golden Gloss by YSL is the ultimate splurge. Made with real 24kt gold flecks, this gloss delivers high shine in beautiful shades.


My top color picks are (from left to right)

- Golden Violet

- White Gold Topaz

- Golden Irreverence

- Golden Pink

This lipgloss retails for $30 per tube. Lip luxury indeed.

Buy at

Shopaholic Heaven: Poshmark Review


I am so pleased to present my first guest contributor to the blog, Shana. She has completed a wonderful review about one of the hottest fashion apps out right now. Enjoy!

Poshmark: My Online consignment Shop

You still looking for a pair of shoes you loved 2 years ago? That vintage LV bag? Want to sell a Michael Kors bag you no longer want? Got a bundle of jeans that no longer fit?

Then you might want to download the app Poshmark for iOS and Android.

Listen when I tell you, I’ve found last seasons Zara shoes on Poshmark!!!  Or if I want a cute dress  to wear to an event, Poshmark has it for me.

The app is definitely social networking for the shopaholics. You have followers. You like listings. You interact through that @.

Whether you are a seller or buyer, this app is for you.

I’ve made two purchases and so far I’ve been pleased. But honestly there is so much to the app. I can’t explain it all. But the app surely can. Look for yourself.

Here’s a look at what the app looks like from my phone:







By the way, find me on Poshmark @xoexheaux.

Happy Poshing, my dears.

The Very First Cheap Luxury and Taste Giveaway

I am sooooooooooooooo excited to kick off my first give away for my blog.

Its my way of saying thank you for reading and also to maybe introduce people to Cheap Luxury and Taste.

I have created a goodie box for one lucky reader to help them look fabulous for Spring

Here is what is in the gift box:



Julep’s lip gloss in timeless. It’s a universally flattering shimmery nude that would add shine to your lips if worn alone or layered over your favorite lip pencil or lipstick





Julep’s nail polish in the hot color Marjorie. It’s a shimmering citrus orange that would pop against tan or brown skin. The perfect color for warm weather

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Lastly, the gift box will also contain this beautiful orchid color called Kessie. It has a duochrome finish. It’s a trendy spin of the classic pinkish-purple shade.

Each nail polish retails for $14.00 and the lip gloss retails for $20. Total value of the giftbox is $48

I have worn two lip glosses from Julep so far and I love the texture, the amount of shine and the smell, but I will get more into that for my next product review for the lipglosses and nail polishes.

Now how to win this gift box is pretty simple…

You can either follow the twitter account for the blog Cheapluxtaste OR you can go to the blog and sign up via email for blog updates. I will randomly select a participant and contact you via twitter or email to get your mailing info so I can ship the products to you. It’s that EASY :-)

The give away contest will start today and will end April 11, 2014.

Tell a friend to tell a friend.