NEW POST! JULY HAUL

I’ve been shopping, I’ve been shopping…this is a collective haul of products I’ve been accumulating throughout the month of July.

PRODUCTS I PURCHASED
M·A·C Fix+ in Lavender: sold out but the original Fix+ can be bought here // M·A·C Dazzleglass Eyeshadows // M·A·C Pro Longwear Foundation // M·A·C Giambattista Valli Lipsticks: sold out // MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Volume 2 – Artistic // Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder // Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in LUV // LORAC Skinny Palette (sold out): Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here // e.l.f Flawless Concealer Brush // e.l.f. Studio Ultimate Blending Brush // e.l.f. Studio Fan Brush // e.l.f. Studio Complete Coverage Concealer in Dark // e.l.f. Studio Blush in Giddy Gold // The Body Shop White Musk Body Mist // The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose Body Mist // The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Premium Gift Collection // Head Wraps (Afia and Zora) // Filofax Originals in Lilac

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Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment

It seems like GlamGlow came out of NOWHERE and took over the beauty scene! Between high praises from YouTubers for their Supermud mask and my love of the SuperCleanse daily cleanser, GlamGlow is defintiely a skincare brand making the ranks and into my medicine cabinet.

Their latest release, Flashmud™ Brightening Treatment ($69), promisee get rid of dark patches and uneven skin tone caused when your body produces too much melanin and provide quick results for even skin tone and color correcting.
glamglow flashmud brightening treatment
In this treatment is the brand’s TEAOXI technology, a patent pending White Birch Leaf steeping process, in which real pieces of leaves in the formula steep real natural Betulin, Betulinic Acid, and Ellagic Acid directly into the mud treatment to help provide a potent formula that improves color balanced skin tone.
glamglow flashmud
To see results, it’s recommend to use the mud treatment three days in a row, then use a 2-3 times per week after for maintained results. If you are going to use this, you must use high-SPF sunscreen daily to protect & maintain results when using FLASHMUD. Results will be lost during extended and/or direct/unprotected sun/sunbed exposure. Always follow directions. I’m currently using the Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ and still loving it!

The Flashmud™ Brightening Treatment is available now at Sephora locations and online. Sample was provided for editorial consideration.

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Nordstrom 2015 Anniversary Sale: Must Have Beauty

The highly anticipated Nordstrom 2015 Anniversary Sale is here! I rarely write about sales on this blog but this sale is my favorite simply because there are so many beauty offerings.

There are unbeatable values on exclusive and limited-edition items. If you’ve had your eye on something, now may be the time to pick it up. Below are a few of my personal favorite items, some that I’ve purchased and highly recommend and what’s on my wish list.
Nordstrom Sale Beauty
Charlotte Tilbury ‘On the Go Essentials’ Set $155.00 An exclusive kit by Charlotte Tilbury contains a travel-size Magic Cream, full-size Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash, full-size Beach Stick in Ibiza, Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara, full-size Rock ‘n’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Bedroom Black, and a pencil Sharpener. Lastly it includes a first-edition Makeup Bag featuring Lips and a Charlotte Tilbury quote. I love her makeup bags!!

True NARS’ Lip Pencil Set ($49) I LOVE NARS’ lip pencils and Yu (the shocking pink hue) is a personal favorite. Pick this up just for that color alone. You won’t be disappointed.

LORAC ‘The Skinny Palette – Black’ Eyeshadow Palette $15.00 When I saw this at the press preview, I knew I had to have it. I literally rolled out of bed this morning, grabbed my phone and ordered two. LORAC’s shadows are unbelievably buttery and pigmented, so having a travle friendly option that cost me 15 bucks is a no brainer. The Skinny Palette contains seven gorgeous eyeshadows with beautiful matte and shimmer finishes, allowing you to easily create looks ranging from soft and natural to sultry and sexy. With a $133 value, be sure to snag backups! (Unrelated note: I’m giving away a LORAC Contour Palette up until 7/22)

M·A·C Look in a Box – Style Maven’ Face Kit ($49.50) When there’s a M·A·C kit available, always pick up that M·A·C kit, haha! They usually cons is of everything you’ll need so if you’re on a budget, it’s a great way to have the necessities without breaking the bank.

Moroccanoil ‘Moisture Repair’ Hair Set ($85.00) and Body Set ($92.00): Full disclosure I work for Moroccanoil but they aren’t paying me to write this. Since I do work for the brand, I love the products and think everyone should own something from them. My personal favorite is the Body Set since the Body Souffle is my JAM!

Clarisonic ‘Mia 2 – Mod Floral’ Sonic Skin Cleansing System ($119.20) so it’s no secret I love the Clarisonic since I’ve prattled on about it before but the Mia 2 is a life saver. I owe my clear skin to this little gadget and the floral on the packaging is pretty cute.

Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum Set ($165.00) I smelled this leathery floral chypre fragrance once and fell in love. I haven’t picked it up until now but definitely added it to my cart. If you love leathery scents, try this today!

Jo Malone LondonNectarine Blossom & Honey‘ Collection ($99.00) Jo Malone fragrances are one of my favorites. I’m obsessed with Peony & Blush Suede but sniffed this lovely treat at the preview. The fragrance starts off with a cassis note then goes into an acacia honey. The bottom note consists of peach. If that sounds up your alley, give it a go.

Trish McEvoy ‘Naturally Gorgeous’ Power of Makeup Planner® Collection ($168.00) Trish McEvoy always creates a great exclusive for Nordstrom with the makeup planner. It has every single thing you could ever need for traveling while allowing you to take our look from day to night easily. The best part is this has a $546 value but is under $200.

The sale goes from July 17th through August 2nd (while supplies last), on Nordstrom.com and in Nordstrom stores nationwide.

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Disclosure: I attended a press event for the sale and received samples of some products mentioned above. I was not compensated to create this post. Affiliate links listed above.

Fiesta Forever with Bud Light Lime Rita

This post is sponsored by Anheuser Busch

Although I’m well out of school, I still associate summer time with instant vacation. Instead of two months off of school, I have happy hour :)

While I can’t go out to happy hour all of the time, I do like to turn a regular Monday night into Ri-ta Hour. All I need are few Bud Light Lime Ritas, some snacks, and a few of my girlfriends!

I firmly believe that everybody needs a little Rita Hour in their day and I’m here to help you transform the everyday into a #FiestaForever.Bud Light Lime Ritas

The necessities

  • Bud Light Lime Ritas: my favorites are Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, and Lemon-Ade-Rita
  • A few of your good friends: I recommend a minimum of five
  • Music: follow me on Spotify for my favorite playlists. My current favorite songs include: Ri-hanna “BBHMM,” Jidenna “Classic Man,” Jangle Monae “Yoga,” and Silento “Watch Me Whip” (don’t judge)
  • Snacks: tortilla chips, salsa dip, and BBQ

Once you have the basics down, it’s just a matter of making sure you have enough space in your tiny NYC apartment (…just me? Okay). How do you turn happy hour into Rita Hour? Let me know! I’m always looking for tips for my next soirée.

The Bud Light Lime Ritas are so delicious that wherever they go a party spontaneously happens.2014_Quad_Ritas_Logo[2]

VIDEO: Urban Decay Naked Smoky

urban decay naked smoky palette swatchesHey guys. Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky palette is here (sold out on UD.com BUT will be at Sephora and ULTA on 7/12). Here’s my first impression of the Naked Smoky palette as well as a few swatches (great reference for dark skin!).

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Watch my review & swatch of Jaclyn hill’s Champagne Pop: https://youtu.be/2ECss-qNhnk
ENTER MY LORAC PRO CONTOUR GIVEAWAY! https://youtu.be/CjHeB_uGjjc ENDS 7/22/15

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Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for review. Opinions are my own.