Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Recommendations and Wish List

I’ve already dropped about $300 at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m done shopping… There’s been years where I’ve put off purchases thinking “oh they’ll be back on sale before I know it” but let me tell you it will take FOR-EV-ER for these pieces to be on sale again and even if they do they won’t be your size or the color you want so if you see something I say take the plunge and buy now! Here’s what I’m still contemplating:

Shoes

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iconTory Burch Adeline Boot in Almond (Sale $299.90, After Sale $498) When fall rolls around I know these would look so so beautiful and classic, but I already have nice riding boots in this color that are in good shape. There’s just something about that gold TB logo though, right!? Continue reading “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Recommendations and Wish List”

What I Bought at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access is Thursday July 13, 2017 through Thursday July 20, 2017 and then the sale becomes open to the public on Friday July 21, 2017 until August 6, 2017. On August 7, 2017 prices actually go UP because the sale is on items for next season. Also be sure to check out my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Recommendations and Wish List too!

I recently read Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris and I think it inspired me to invest in some higher quality basics that will last a while and actually look nice and more put together. Continue reading “What I Bought at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale”

My Eyelash Extensions FAQs Tips and Tricks

My friend Jessica Jay (@msjessicajay on Instagram) has been doing my eyelash extensions for a few months and I love them so much! Here’s some

Eyelash Extension Basics

❣️Your typical basic “Falsies”/Fake Lashes/Fake Eyelashes come in either a strip, individual, or in clusters and are glued along the lash line to make eyelashes appear more thicker, fuller, and/or longer. They only last 1 day and must be removed before bedtime. You can sometimes re-use them up to 30 times. Check out my post False Lashes for Beginners for more info.

❣️Eyelash extensions on the other hand involve gluing special false individual eyelashes to the natural lashes. A strong adhesive is used to make the lashes last 2-4 weeks.

❣️I was initially afraid they’d look strange since I have blonde eyelashes, but the extensions completely cover my natural lash so this is not an issue.
❣️They did not make all of my eyelashes fall out, that being said @msjessicajay trained me well and I try to be VERY careful about them (see below). It’s also important to go to someone who is very good at what they do and who doesn’t use too heavy of a lash.

❣️Some people do DIY eyelash extensions at home, but you have to have a steady hand, lots of time, and tons of patience. Check out my post on DIY Lash Extensions.

❣️They are perfect for a bride/wedding and I made my sister (@hannahcburn) get hers done before her big day. I think they look better and more natural in pics than strip lashes. Don’t they look fabulous? Continue reading “My Eyelash Extensions FAQs Tips and Tricks”

Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Colorado

Back in February I visited Vail with my siblings and for our second and third day we decided to head to Beaver Creek which I LOVED! Beaver Creek, CO is like a smaller, more contained Vail Village that’s only about 15 away. It’s anchored by the huge Park Hyatt Hotel which became my home base for those two days. My first day in Vail I had a tumble down the mountain so I decided to skip the skiing for the rest of our visit (and possibly the rest of my life). Beaver Creek also has a lovely little area adjacent to the slopes with shops, restaurants, bars, rental shops, and a public ice skating rink right in the middle of it all.

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The enormous Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek lobby was the best place to hang out during the day because it has huge windows that face the mountain so you can watch all the action outside while staying cozy on all the couches and by the fire inside. The food there was also amazing. At the cafe I had a hot chocolate with Baileys in it which was to die for.

The lobby at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. Perfect place to watch skiers and snowboarders come down the mountain!

Then I browsed the TripAdvisor app and had the greatest discovery of my trip, the Allegria Spa. This place OMG. This was exactly what I needed! If you go to the Vail area you cannot miss this spa. Especially if you’re staying at your ski bum little brother’s (basically) frat house like I did, this place will relax, calm, and cleanse you.

Aqua Sanitas at the Allegria Spa

The spa lobby and the entrance to Aqua Sanitas

At the Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek there is an incredible Aqua Sanitas water ritual which I could have spent the rest of my life doing. Basically you bring your bathing suit and the water ritual involves alternating hot and cold. If you get a treatment at the spa it’s included in the cost. You can also enjoy the Aqua Sanitas on its own for $20 if you’re staying at the resort or $55 if you’re not. The day pass includes access to Aqua Sanitas, the fitness center, locker room facilities, pools, hot tubs, and 1 group fitness class. It is worth every penny. Continue reading “Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Colorado”

Laura Mercier Friends & Family Sale 20% Off and Free Shipping Through 7/2/17

Hey friends! Just wanted to let you know that Laura Mercier has a fabulous Friends and Family Sale going on through their website right now where you can get 20% off of your order plus free shipping (over $50) now through 7/2/17! Friends & Family: 20% off any purchase. So your next question is probably what should you buy from Laura Mercier?

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($38)

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How to Take Good Pictures Selfie Secrets

I’ve been getting lots of compliments on my selfies lately, so I thought I’d share some of my best Selfie Secret tips! I did a few posts before about Kim Kardashian’s Selfie Secrets and Selfie Secrets Part Two – Shayla Taught Me, but I’m always learning new tips and tricks! I’ve also included some recent selfies from my Instagram @blushinginhollywood so you can see the tips in action!

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Beauty Trend – Crystal Nails

Crystals have been gaining popularity lately as they are able to help with anything from love to money or can even help deepen meditation and connect you to your chakras. If you are a crystal newbie, I recommend reading over A Beginner’s Guide to Healing Crystals to learn a little bit more about how they work.

If you’re looking for a super affordable beginner’s crystal kit, I highly recommend my friend Annabelle’s which you can get on her website Adderall and Compliments. She’s also had some crystal experts on her podcast that go super in depth about what crystals are for and how to use them.

Since we’re all using our rock babies to help manifest our destinies, it only makes sense that they’ve made their way to our nails seeing as they are naturally beautiful.

Rose Quartz Nails

✨Rose Quartz 🔮

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I am OBSESSED with Abigail’s (@onehauteblonde) stunning Rose Quartz Nails. These beautiful babies inspired this post! Abigail said her nail artist used a gel polish and hand painted the design on top. Rose Quartz is the Crystal of Unconditional Love (for yourself and others!) It helps dissolve emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and helps open the heart to truly give and receive love from others aka it’s a single girl’s BFF. Continue reading “Beauty Trend – Crystal Nails”

Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm’s Beauty Secrets

I’ve been a huge fan of Southern Charm since the very first season and Cameran consistently has absolutely amazing hair and makeup that are natural and effortless, yet incredible all at the same time. Since a lot of people have questions about her age- Cameran Eubanks aka Cameran Wimberly’s birthday is 11/21/83 making her currently 33 years old. One of Cameran’s biggest beauty secrets and the reason why she always looks so flawless- she used to be a makeup artist! (Source)

Cameran Eubanks Makeup

Cameran’s most recent beauty-related post on Instagram showed she’s loving It Cosmetics CC Cream which is a tinted moisturizer that she says makes it feel like you have nothing on your face. Continue reading “Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm’s Beauty Secrets”

Best Concealer to Cover Undereye Circles

If you have dark circles and discoloration around your eyes, you’re going to want to read this.  Here’s my secret to using concealer to cover up dark under eyes:

  1. Depuff: I used my Tarte Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches ($22 for 4 pairs) that had been in the refrigerator to help reduce any puffiness. You can also go old school and use cold spoons! One of my new faves Mallory Ervin recommended these Tarte patches. You may also remember that Lady Sonja Morgan from Real Housewives of New York dips her whole face in an ice bath to help with puffiness!

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The Best Drybar Hair Products and Tools at the Nordstrom Spring Beauty Event

Did you know that Nordstrom holds free beauty events that anyone can sign up for? On 3/26/17 I went to my third beauty event at Nordstrom to find out what all the hot new products are and if there’s any trends. I ended up with 3 Drybar products and have been using them all for 2 months and I’m obsessed!

Drybar Double Standard Cleansing and Conditioning Foam

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