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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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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?!”

— Sonja Rasula, Founder of Unique LA Continue reading Unique LA

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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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

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

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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Sonja Morgan’s Makeup Secrets

Sonja Morgan of Real Housewives of New York City has really nailed the “I’m not wearing that much makeup yet I look incredibly polished and chic at the same time” look. She never looks cakey or overdone, yet always looks flawless! If you saw my Sonja Morgan’s Beauty Secrets – Skincare, Botox, Facials, and More post you know that Sonja takes amazing care of her skin and eats very healthy, but what is she putting on her face and body that is making her look so flawless? I still can’t believe Queen Sonja Morgan herself reposted my last blog on her Facebook, I mean is this real life!?!?

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Sonja Morgan’s Makeup

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Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2017 Reviews and Recommendations

I’d love it if you used this link or click on the banner below to shop the Sephora VIB sale and help support Blushing in Hollywood:

Sephora VIB Spring 2017 Discount Codes

Reminder: The sale is 10% off your entire purchase (for Beauty Insiders aka anyone that signs up for free) or 15% off your entire purchase if you have Sephora VIB or VIB Rouge. For Beauty Insiders the sale ends Sunday 4/23/17 both online and in store and the code is BISPRING.  For VIB the sale ends Monday 4/24/17 and the code is VIBSPRING. For VIB Rouge the sale ends the same day as VIB on Monday 4/24/17 and the code is ROUGESPRING.

I went a little HAM on the Fall 2016 Sephora VIB sale so let’s review my purchases! Continue reading Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2017 Reviews and Recommendations