Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Nordstrom Beauty Must-Haves for Summer

New bathing suit? Check! Cute beach tote? Check! Sunglasses? Check! Glowing skin? Ummmm??? With the heat and humidity that we’re having lately, you definitely don’t want to wear a full face of makeup this summer.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t look put together and polished with a little summer glow. 

Today, I am super excited to partner with Nordstrom to share several of my favorite summer beauty must-haves with you all.  I usually buy the majority of my beauty products from Nordstrom because they offer huge selection of some of my favorite beauty brands like NARS, Chanel and MAC Cosmetics.  Nordstrom is usually my one-stop shop for just about anything! If I ever need to find an outfit, the new “it” handbag, a new pair of shoes or any new makeup, then I always head over to the Nordstrom website first.  I love that they offer a fun rewards program, they have an amazing return policy, and of course the shipping is always FREE! 

In today's post, I'm rounding up 7 of my everyday Nordstrom Beauty Must-Haves plus a few tips for wearing makeup in the summer heat! These products are perfect for achieving that no-makeup look on a hot & sticky day or a full -ace look for that next big outing!  Although a few of these items I’m sharing have been my tried and true favorites for the past few years, I also trying out new items here and there and I can’t wait to share some new ones with you.  So let’s get into it!

1. Sunscreen

This beauty essential is necessary all year long not only in the summer months.  Since I’m in the sun a lot here in Florida, I wear sunscreen everyday under my foundation. I currently love the Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen Sunscreen from Supergoop. It’s great for daily use since its lightweight blends seamlessly into the skin for a non-greasy finish.  This sunscreen has SPF 40 with translucent formula that blurs pores and mattifies skin.

2. Tinted Moisturizer / Light Foundation

I usually just wear a light powder foundation on days that I don’t want anything too heavy on my face.  My go-to is the Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation by MAC Cosmetics. It is a one-step powder foundation that gives skin a smooth, even, all-matte finish with shine control.  I use the color NC 45 – Deep Bronze Peachy. 

I haven’t tried out any tinted moisturizers yet, but I plan to try the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum by NARS. I’ve also heard really good things about this Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer by Bobbi Brown and the Tinted Moisture Natural Skin Perfector by Laura Mercier.

3. Concealer
No matter how much sleep I get, I have always had ready dark circles under my eyes. I’ve just accepted that and try to find the best concealers to blend into  my skin. The Radiant Creamy Concealer by NARS has been my favorite for a while now. It brightens, corrects and hydrates for a 16 hour wear.  I use the color Caramel.

Another concealer that I’ve been testing out lately is the Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer by Too Faced. It’s a multi-purpose concealer that contours, highlights and masks imperfections.

4. Bronzer

I just ran out of my bronzer, so I’m excited to try out the Airbrush Flawless Finish Bronzing Powder by Charlotte Tilbury. This formula was created to blend with the skin while blurring the appearance of any imperfections. The compact is about double size of your average bronzer, so it should last you a long time.  This bronzer comes in 4 shades and I’m trying out the shade 3 Tan, but I may need to try shade 4 Deep. 

The bronzer that I just ran out of was the Bronzing Powder by NARS in the color Casino.

5. Mascara

I’ve tried out several different mascara’s and this is the Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced is one of the best ones out on the market. It lengthens and delivers full voluminous lashes with just one coat.

6. Lip Color

I always have to have something on my lips and have lipstick even if it’s a clear lip gloss. Lately I’ve been wearing a lot of lipsticks and glosses that make my lips feel moisturized. I’ve been wearing this Love Me Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics and I’m obsessed.  It’s an Argan oil-infused lipstick that delivers an instant hit of powerful color and all-day moisture.  I wear the color Coffee and Cigs.

For a more sheer look, then I love wearing the Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Lip Balm by Dior.  And I also just noticed that they recently came out with the Addict Stellar Shine Collection just in time for summer.  It contains 4 iconic shades of this fabulous sheer and vibrant lipstick. This would make a perfect gift for the holidays.

7. Setting Spray
And last but certainly not least is my absolute favorite All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray by Urban Decay.  This spray helps to set my makeup and keep everything looking fresh for up to 16 hours. They also offer a travel size, which is great to carry with you in your purse/makeup bag to freshen up if you need it.

So there you have it - 7 of my favorite beauty must-haves for summer with Nordstrom!  What are some of your current beauty obsessions? 

Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

No. 4 Holiday Gift Guide - Beauty Lover

Happy Friday Friends!  I've done a poor job of uploading my gift guides this year, but I've added a few more gift ideas over on my page.  You can find everything that I've uploaded there.  Anyways, I put together a quick gift guide for the beauty lover in your life. Whether she's a beginner make-up guru or a total pro, she's bound to love something on this list.  I rounded up 30 gift ideas that  I love or would love to try one day.  Check them out below and let me know what you think. Have you tried any of these products, or do you have any must have products that I need to try? Let me know in the comments below. 

Row 1: 

The Quench Eye Reviving Eye Balm; Slip™ for Beauty Sleep 'Slipsilk™' Pure Silk Sleep MaskSkin Care FridgeDyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer

Row 2: 

NARS Duo Eyeshadow; SinglePass® Curl 1.25-Inch Professional Ceramic Curling Iron; Gingerbread Sugar Kissable Body Shimmer

Beauty Blender pro Makeup Sponge ApplicatorSigma Spa® 2X Brush Cleaning Glove

Row 3: 

Basic Face Kit; Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel

Slip™ for Beauty Sleep 3-Pack Slipsilk™ Hair Ties; Mon Paris Eau de Parfum

Row 4: 

Once Upon A Mask Set; Matte Revolution Lipstick; GloPRO® Microneedling Regeneration Tool Set

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Beauty Lover


Beauty products are some of my favorite gifts to give and receive during the holidays. I mean what girl doesn’t love to play with beauty products. As I’ve gotten older, I definitely have been experimenting with beauty items more than ever before. I’m always up for trying out a new product or having fun with my beauty/skin/hair routine. Here are a few of my favorite beauty gifts for the holidays:

Quality makeup brushes are truly a luxury item for a beginner makeup artist.  So if have a budding makeup lover to shop for this holiday season, then this set would make an amazing gift. And you can also pick this cute set to make sure the brushes stay nice and clean.

This body scrub smells beautiful and will make your skin feel so soft and hydrated.  

I love all of the skincare sets that come out around the holidays. These sets are perfect to experiment with to figure out what you like. If you were ever curious about Drunk Elephant products, then try out The Littles.  It's the best way to check out most of the collection and it would make a nice gift too.

And lately I’ve accumulated quite the eyeshadow collection and I have a few favorites palettes like this one and this one that I think would make a perfect gift for any makeup lover.

Anyways, check out my beauty gift ideas below and let me know some of your favorite beauty pieces.

Mood to Shop: Sephora Beauty Insider Holiday Bonus Event

photo by: Sephora
Happy Saturday Friends! Some of you may know that Sephora only offers discount only a few times a year.  And this is the last weekend to take advantage of the Sephora Beauty Insider Holiday Bonus Event.  This Holiday Bonus Event is going on now until Monday, November 19th. In order to start saving, you have to be a Sephora Beauty Insider to use the discount code and start gaining points for free products.  It’s also free to sign up if you haven’t done it already – you can sign up in the store or online by signing up HERE
What’s the Discount? Here’s a breakdown of how this event works:  All Sephora Beauty Insiders get 15% off your purchase online and in store with the code: BIBONUS.  And Sephora Rough and VIB Members get 20% off your purchase online and in store through the weekend with code: ENJOY.
If you have any beauty lovers on your Christmas list this year, then this is the best time to cross off some names on your list or stock up on some of your beauty favorites. I’ve put together a quick list of a few items that are in my Sephora cart now and some gift ideas if you’re not sure what to buy. Check out my list below and let me know items you plan on buying at this sale!

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Mood to Shop: Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event

Yesterday, Sephora launched their Beauty Insider Appreciation Event to celebrate the revamp of its rewards program. Some of the changes include an opportunity earn more points – VIB and Rouge now earn points faster. VIB members earn 1.25 points for every $1 spent and Rouge members earn 1.5 points for every dollar spent. Beauty Insider members continue to earn 1 point for every dollar spent. And VIB and Rouge can now choose between a birthday gift from our brands or 250 bonus points.

Sephora is offering exclusive access to this year’s Beauty Insider Appreciation Event by offering a discount to their Beauty Insider Members.  Here’s a breakdown of the sale:
  • ROUGE MEMBERS – 20% off their purchase in-store or online from August 24 through September 3. (Code: YESROUGE)
  • VIB MEMBERS – 15% off their purchase in-store or online from August 30 through September 3. (Code: YESVIB)
  • BEAUTY INSIDERS MEMBERS – 10% off their purchase in-store or online from August 30 through September 3. (Code: YESINSIDER)

This is the perfect time to stock up on all your favorites or try out any products that you’ve had your eye on.  Here a quick list of some of the items that I added to my cart so far:  Drunk Elephant - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial (heard so many good things about this product); Drunk Elephant - Protini Polypeptide Cream (used a sample of this and my skin loved it); Drunk Elephant - Baby PekeeBar + Juju Bar Travel Duo; Drunk Elephant - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 (really want to try this one); Deva Curl - Super Stretch Coconut Curl Elongator (hoping it adds moisture to my natural hair); Urban Decay - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (restocking my beauty arsenal)I also added a few suggestions that I have tried in the past or want to try in the near future. Check out my list below and let me know what items you plan on buying at this sale!!!

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Moody Picks: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Last Chance

Today is your last chance to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and to stock up items that you may have had your eye on lately. I previously shared a few of my favorite picks in these previous posts titled: 50 Items Under $50; Fitting Room ReviewsAt First Glance and My Top Catalog Picks.  And I realized now that I never shared my favorite beauty and home d├ęcor items with you all. Since today is your last day to save, I thought I’d put together a quick list of some of my favorites items that’s still in stock and available.

In the Mood - Sephora Spring Bonus Sale

Today is the last day for the Sephora Spring Bonus Sale.  In case you didn't know, you need to be a Sephora Beauty Insider to take advantage of this sale.  To become a member, just sign up for free here to get all of the perks. As a Beauty Insider you get points for free products, free samples and you get exclusive discounts during sales like this one.  Sephora is offering 10% off all purchases for Beauty Insider Members and 15% off all purchases for Rouge & VIB Members.

Holiday Gift Guide No. 2: Gifts for the Beauty Queen

One thing that I love about the holiday season is the endless supply of beauty options that are available in stores and online. Whether you’re shopping your makeup-obsessed bestie or someone that you don’t really know like a secret Santa, then buying some type of beauty product is guaranteed to be a successful gift. I mean what girl doesn’t like beauty products?  And they make the best last minute presents without looking or feeling like you didn’t have a plan. I’ve picked out 20 of the very best beauty gift options from skincare to haircare and even some pretty makeup thrown in as well.  Check them out and let me know what you think.

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts Under $50

Happy Friday Friends!  Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun.  Can you believe that we only have 22 more days to go?  Well, over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be posting several gift guides to help make shopping a little easier for you all! The first guide of the season is all about beauty gifts for that special beauty queen in your life.  Check out my list of several of my favorite beauty items that are sure be  a perfect gift.  And everything listed here is all under $50.

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Mood Boost – #TryDry

Happy Friday Eve Luvs! I just wanted to share a new product to you all that I’ve been trying out for the past month and a half.  I’m not sure if any of you tried or heard of Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant yet, but it truly is my new favorite deodorant. 

Like most of you, I’ve used stick deodorants for as long as I can remember.  And finding the right one for me has always been a problem mostly because I sweat a lot.  And I don’t mean just a little sweat here and there, I mean I really s-w-e-a-t.  Between living in Florida and working out excessively, I’m constantly tying to keep my armpits dry.  I’ve never been a big fan of roll on deodorants because they take forever to dry and other deodorant sprays that I’ve tried in the past didn’t have a lasting effect.  Well, I’m happy to report that Dove Dry Spray definitely doesn’t have any of those problems.  This deodorant dries quickly and it dries clear without leaving any residue on your clothing.  And the fragrances for both of my samples are pretty amazing without being overpowering. 

Although I did not test out the full 48 hr protection, I am really impressed with the protection that I’ve had during the day.  Now as I mentioned earlier, I’m a heavy sweater and I workout about 5 to 6 times a week.  I didn’t expect for this deodorant to keep me dry during my workout because I don’t think there is any product out there that could do that because I really sweat that much.  However I was pleasantly surprised to still smell the deodorant fragrance after my workout as opposed to my own body odor. That’s a huge win in my book.  I’m sure for the average person that doesn’t sweat like me, this deodorant would do wonders for them.

Overall, I would highly recommend that you try out Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant. I like it so much that it’s already part of my daily routine - I keep one bottle at home and the other in my gym bag (just in case I need a little extra protection). If you want to experience Dove Dry Spray for yourself, then head over here to get a coupon for $1.00 off your next purchase.

Thank you Dove for sponsoring this post and allowing me to test out Dove Dry Spray! The opinions I shared about this deodorant are my own.

Shopping Mood - For the Beauty Queen

Are you all ready for Christmas? I’m definitely not! It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is already here again! I mean we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet.  It seems like most retail stores have jumped right over Thanksgiving since they’ve been decked out for Christmas since Nov. 1st.  So naturally I’ve already started thinking about all of the shopping that I still need to do.  And if you’re like me and you always seem to find yourself doing some last minute shopping, then it’s never too early to start planning. The sooner that you start planning ahead, the sooner you’ll eliminate the unwanted stress that accompanies the season’s shopping and gift-giving frenzy.  And you may find that you’ll find better deals and stay within your budget.  This year I’m really going to try hard to take my own advice with planning ahead.  Since we only have 42 days until Christmas, I’ll be posting several holiday gift guides to help you take the guesswork out of shopping for everyone on your list. Be sure to come back here for a new gift guide each week until Christmas and let me know what you think. Also, if you have any additional gift suggestions, please leave them in the comments below.  I would love to hear from you.

The first gift guide that I’m excited to share with you all includes beauty items that I would love to buy for myself.  From small makeup palettes and nail polish sets to perfume and brush sets, you’ll be sure to find something for the beauty obsessed lady on your list. I made sure to find gifts at several different price points and the best part is that everything is under $75.00.  Here are some of my top beauty picks this holiday season.

Set a maximum spending limit for your Christmas shopping: Before you start thinking about what gifts to buy for your loved ones or who’s names to put on your list – it's important to calculate how much money you can afford to spend.  It will save you from having any surprises with your finances in the future.
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1. Sephora Be Spotted Brush Set / 2. Sephora The Original Beautyblender / 3. Laura Geller Color Luster Lip Gloss: 4-Pc. Kit / 4. Costella Tagliapietra for Kiehl's Ultra Facial Set / 5. butter LONDON Nearly Nude Set / 6. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray / 7. bella j. Deluxe Manicure Set / 8. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Set / 9. Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Honey Bath / 10. Tocca Eau De Parfum - Stella / 11. Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette / 12. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit / 13. Nars Limited Edition Magnificent Obsession Cool Red Lip Set 

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