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Nordstrom Black Friday Sale

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Nordstrom. In fact, I’ve already made a Black Friday purchase from there and it’s only Thursday… Be sure to check out my Black Friday 2017 post to see ALL the deals for ALL stores!!

Beauty Deals at Nordstrom Black Friday Sale

Nordstrom has the Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit for 40% off! Now $24 (originally $40).

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit is also only $24! These colorful highlighter kits would be an amazing gift if you have a super glam girl in your life who gets adventurous with makeup.

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The Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit is on sale for $24 as well! This is 4 highlighters that would look especially beautiful on medium and deep skin tones and girls that love a super bronzey look.

If you’ve been looking for a new flat iron the GHD (Good Hair Day) 1-Inch Gold Styler is on sale for $149 (originally $199). It’s god advanced technology that gets your hair super smooth with less heat to protect it from damage.

I have been DYING to try the cult favorite Oribe Dry Texturizing spray and I feel like this duo with one full-size and one purse-size may be just the chance to get it for a good deal ($38, $68 value). This is great for adding body, volume, and texture to any hair style.

The OUAI Hair Care Set ($35, $70 value) looks awesome especially since I just bought the memory mist alone for $28!! It includes the Memory Mist (heat protectant, style holder), dry shampoo, dry shampoo foam, and hair ties.

I love this MAC Snow Ball Prep + Prime Fix+ scents kit ($20, $36 value). Fix+ can be used to moisturize/prime your face before makeup, to set your face after makeup, it can be mixed with a crushed up highlighter and spritzed on the body for an all over glow, or you can wet a flat eyeshadow brush with Fix+ before dipping it into a bold shadow or glitter to help it appear more vibrant and stay longer!

Looking for the perfect gift for a teen or college aged girl? Look no further than this Impressions Vanity Co Touch XL Dimmable LED Makeup Mirror with Removable 5x Mirror for $28.72 (originally $59!).

If you or someone you’re shopping for loves a good glow be sure to check out the MAC Glow Kit for $45 ($90 value). It’s a 3 piece set that comes with a travel-sized strobe cream (illuminating moisturizing cream), an extra dimension skinfinish highlighter and a 127 Split Fibre Brush. You will be glowing in no time!

I’m seriously contemplating this Stila morning to moonlight waterproof eyeliner trio ($22, $65 value) because it has 2 of my faves in it- the Stila stay all day liquid liner (a must for a precise, clean top lash line and to cover the band of fake lashes), and the smudge stick waterproof eyeliner which is amazing for the upper water line because it doesn’t transfer.

Want to look like Sonja Morgan from Real Housewives of New York?  She loves this Perricone MD Cold Plasma Sub-D cream which helps address the visible signs of aging along the jawline, neck, and chin. It helps minimize the look of wrinkles and “ring” lines along the counters of your neck giving a smoother, more youthful appearance. It’s normally $198, but right now it’s on sale for $148.50!

If you want big voluminous hair like Lisa Vanderpump from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or Sophie Stanbury from Ladies of London check out the T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers ($99, originally $119).

 

What I Bought Already

Dreamers by Debut Cowl Neck Sweater in Black

I was over the moon when I saw this Dreamers by Debut Cowl Neck Sweater was back! I bought the black last year and it was my absolute favorite! I washed and dried it a few times, but I get fluff-and-fold (drop my laundry off) and after a few times of being washed with no incident it came back covered in white fuzzies that were never coming off. Since this sweater is on sale for $22.32 (originally $44) I had to buy 2 colors (black and mauve), but honestly I want all 4.

Dreamers by Debut sweater in Mauve

 

Speaking of sweaters, how cute is this BP Rib Knit Midi Cardigan? I love it in grey I feel like you could throw it over anything and be cozy and look more dressed up at the same time. Plus it’s only $23.52 (originally $49!).

BP Knit Midi Cardigan 

Are you picking up anything from the Nordstrom Black Friday sale??

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Hair Care Tips For Busy Mornings

Hey everyone- We have another guest post by Joana Teixeira today- hair care tips for busy mornings! I totally need this because as I’ve stated before in my Instagram story, I literally spend like 45 minutes on makeup, 3 minutes on hair and 30 seconds on my outfit in the morning. TG Joana is coming through with the tips!! I love the leave-in conditioner tip, I’m so curious to try it!!

As much as we’d all love to sit around each morning drinking fresh coffee, eating avocado toast and endlessly styling our hair, most of the time that just isn’t possible. Mornings tend to be a rush of putting on our clothes and finding something for breakfast before heading out the door as soon as we can. While it may be difficult to ensure your hair looks alright in these circumstances, there are ways to guarantee yourself a good hair day despite the rush. Here’s a rundown of useful hair care tips to make sure your locks look their best even if you don’t have much time.

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Black Friday 2017

Ok we all know that the shopping culture around the holidays is ever-expanding, so it should come as no surprise that there are already pre- Black Friday events happening now!

PS Be sure to join Ebates for free– you’ll get $10 just for joining then a cash back percentage just by shopping. I’ve made over $600 cash back since joining it’s so easy and there’s no strings!

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Chicago Trip – A&C Live Show, Shopping, Eataly, and more!

A few weekends ago I traveled to Chicago with my friends Annebelle and Meagan for the live show of their podcast Adderall & Compliments. I have been helping the girls in any way I can for the past few months after I saw what an incredible impact they have had on their community of listeners (referred to as “kittens”) all over the world. Annabelle and Meagan have shared on the podcast about their mental health ups and downs and the response has been incredible. Kittens at every show come up to the girls with tears in their eyes saying they have changed their lives and they are forever grateful. They feel so much less alone and like someone finally understands them and what they’re going through and that is just priceless. People have said they were contemplating suicide and the podcast got them through their low point and now they have finally reached out and gotten help- it’s amazing. I think the work they are doing is SO important so I am doing whatever I can to support them in their mission- hence why I have been traveling with them for their live shows!

Here’s the flier I made for the show which includes Meagan’s caricature from NYC: Continue reading Chicago Trip – A&C Live Show, Shopping, Eataly, and more!

How to Get the Look: Beach Waves

Today we have a special guest post by Joana Teixeira. I asked her for help on getting Jessie James Decker’s beautiful loose beach waves i.e.:

and she was nice enough to write up the following tutorial! Enjoy!!

Heading into the autumn months it can feel like all the possibilities of summer are slowly seeping away. Those long, sunlit evenings, days by the beach and summer holidays abroad… When we think about the dark, gloomy weather that is about to come our way it can all feel a little bit depressing.

But it really doesn’t need to! There are lots of ways to maintain the spirit of summer even in those dark, wintery months. Why not pay homage to the god of all things beachy and sunny by re-creating summer hairstyles this fall? Get yourself some sun kissed locks and a casual sea-salt look. To keep the essence of summer alive why not try out a beautiful beach waves style? This classic occurs naturally after you’ve been in the sea, but it’s also recreate-able from the comfort of your own living room even in the depths of Fall.

To help you get this look here’s my own handy guide. I’ve got everything covered whether you want to know how to curl short hair or long hair, whether to use curling tongs or just a simple overnight twist. Continue reading How to Get the Look: Beach Waves

Tinsley Mortimer Beauty Secrets

Tinsley Mortimer is the newest blonde on the Real Housewives of New York City. The socialite and NYC staple must have some kind of Benjamin Button disease because despite being born 8/11/75 (she’s about to be 42!) she somehow still looks like she’s in her 20s. Tinsley has a classic, clean, chic, preppy style and is definitely not into change. One reason the Tinsley Mortimer always looks on point- she used to be a beauty editor at Vogue (source)!

“My Southern mother taught me to never be ashamed to wear a full face of makeup at all times. She started putting lip gloss on me in fourth grade. So it’s just sort of built in.” (source)

Tinsley Mortimer Makeup

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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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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 (color correcting) Cream which is a tinted moisturizer that she says makes it feel like you have nothing on your face. This CC Cream has amazing coverage, feels lightweight, covers up dark sports, and has SPF 50! I love it!! It’s my go to for day and night! Continue reading Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm’s Beauty Secrets

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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