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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.


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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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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Sephora Fall 2017 VIB Sale – Shopping Tips + 7 Must Try Products

Sephora’s biggest sale of the year is almost here! Sephora’s annual VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) Fall sale has began 11/3/17 for VIB Rouge Members ($1000 spent per calendar year) using the code 20FORROUGE for 20% off your purchase.

For VIB members ($350 spent per calendar year) beginning on 11/10/17-11/15/17 you can use the code 20FORVIB for 20% off your entire order as well.

The sale is open for Beauty Insiders (no minimum, free to sign up) and will be 15% off between 11/10/17-11/15/17 using the code INSIDER15. There’s no minimum purchase and all brands are included which is why this sale is such a big deal!! This sale is also available on the same dates in store as well.

PS Don’t forget to use Ebates to save another 2.5% off!

Sephora VIB Sale Shopping Tips

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Unique LA

Back in May I won tickets to a really amazing event called Unique LA and had the best time ever! I highly HIGHLY recommend checking this out and definitely bring your wallet because you are going to want to buy ALL THE THINGS! Like I was shook at how much amazing local stuff there was. I also went by myself and stayed all day and had an absolute blast!

“Your dollars make a direct impact in your neighborhood! The entrepreneurs you shop from at Unique LA are registered business owners in their cities, and therefore local taxpayers, so buying from them directly helps your neighborhood public schools, libraries, fire departments, parks, and more. How great is that?!”

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ColourPop is Coming to Sephora Red and Pink Lippie Swatches and Reviews

ColourPop is coming to Sephora stores in the US in November 2017 (yay!) The brand has such an incredible range of products with fun colors and great formulas at a super affordable price point (products start at $5!). I figured now was a great time to share some of my ColourPop purchases and swatches to help when you need to add one more thing to your Sephora cart to get free shipping 😉 Continue reading ColourPop is Coming to Sephora Red and Pink Lippie Swatches and Reviews

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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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

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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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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