If you’re a newsletter subscriber you’ve already seen that I’m doing another round of a blog sale for some of my accessories. I’m making room for new things! I’m the original owner of all items listed and everything is authentic. Each item was purchased directly from the brand retailer or a major retailer like Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Hermes, etc. I have receipts of most of the items which are listed on each product – if you purchase an item from me I will be including the original or photocopy in the package with my personal information marked out.
For this round I have all the items I’m selling listed on one of my Instagram profiles @stylednotes for you to swipe and view. I’ve added a few more items since my initial listing. If you’re interested please e-mail me at email@example.com – to manage all the requests and questions this is the only e-mail I’ll be responding to and sending invoices from. I will not be responding to DMs.
Check my Instagram profile @stylednotes for listings, I’ll be updating status as they sell there as well. Listings will be deleted once they are sold.
Blog Sale details, please read all the notes below:
If you’re interested in buying an item, please e-mail me the Item Letter + color name so I can make sure I know which item you’re interested in
Will ship to anyone in the US
Prices listed include standard shipping
Payments will be accepted via PayPal only – please do not send any payments until we correspond and confirm via e-mail
All packages will require a direct signature (no PO Boxes)
No holds on any items, payment must be received within 1 hour after Paypal request is e-mailed or it will be re-listed
I ship items by the following business day and e-mail a tracking number to you
ALL SALES FINAL – no returns
Some product notes:
For the Hermes bracelets please measure your wrist in advance. Sizes are all listed, the ones I buy are either PM and XS, I’ve included suggested wrist sizes which are from the Hermes website. All sales are final, so please make sure you know your sizing as there are NO returns. Boxes and brown dust case included.
Sizing details can also be found on the Hermes site, search by product name such as Clic H, Kelly Double Tour etc.
Items are all used and worn so signs of wear are apparent but everything is in good condition. I’ve included video clips to show amount of wear. Happy to answer additional questions if you have any via e-mail.
I’ve included the price I paid for items, note on the bracelets Hermes did change the pricing over the years.
Receipt copies will included where applicable (check each listing).
If you’re interested please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org – this is the only address I’ll be checking for purchase inquiries. Thank you!
Hello from Miami! We are currently traveling for a mini summer getaway but per request I have a quick preview of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale haul picks and a giveaway! I will be reviewing and swatching everything as soon as I get back home to Tampa so stay tuned. This sale is usually one of the top events I look forward to every year for fashion deals and beauty finds. I shopped in store while on my vacation for early access as a Level 4 card holder.
Quick recap of details, Early Access for the sale officially starts for all card holders today. The sale opens up to the public on July 20th and ends August 5th.
A few notes and thoughts. The catalog gives a small sneak peek at what they offer and this year I have a feeling that a large chunk of the sale is online only. This particular year I was really surprised to find the in-store clothing selection very limited. Different stores of course might vary on inventory and brands but the selection wasn’t quite like I remember it being in past years. For the Beauty Exclusives I found most of what I had on my wish list, however were a few beauty items I was told were online only and GWPs were a bit sparse in store. Whether you’re shopping in store or online I’d highly recommend you check out their Beauty Gift With Purchase Page first so you don’t miss out in the event you’re spending a lot for yourself or gifts.
Full reviews and swatches to follow in the upcoming days but here is a look at my in-store haul. I’ll most likely be adding a few more things from online that I couldn’t find in store. The beauty sets for the home are really nice to stock up on for housewarming gifts! Some of the associates told me they bought some of the tools as gifts for their nieces or grandchildren going to college in the fall which I think is super sweet. There are some really good prices for simplehuman, T3 and Clarisonic.
Also on the review list are the NARS and Sisley options. I have the Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown palettes on my maybes list. The colors are SO good this year but I really don’t need anymore palettes! La Mer sets are always such a great value as well but I have individual items I’ve been wanting to try that aren’t in the sets this year but they’re always so expensive.
To kick off the sale I’m giving away 3 $100 eGift cards to Nordstrom to 3 different blog readers. It’s open internationally but you must be 18 years or older. Simply complete at least one of the tasks in the widget below. Giveaway runs through July 16th 11:45 PM EST. I’ll pick a winner within 48 hours and e-mail them. They must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be selected in their place. Selected winners are going to be announced on the widget below. I’ll also be hosting more throughout the rest of the month so be sure to follow along! Not sponsored or affiliated.
Rounding up some of the best Cyber Monday Beauty Deals and Sales plus a few more in Home, Fashion and Accessories! I’ve updated the list from my last sale roundup with current codes and expiration dates as some of the offers have changed. As always if you have more you’d like to add – let me know in the comments. There are a few I’m waiting to update which I’ll add as soon as I can.
First, a few new Cyber Monday beauty launches to take note of:
Clarins – Black Friday rendezvous, buy 1 item and receive 15% off, buy 2 items and get 20% off, buy 3 items and get 25% off, valid until 11/27
Clarisonic – 30% off all devices and holiday device gift sets with code CYBERMON, + Free Lancome Absoute gifts with any device purchase
Cle de Peau Beaute – 5 piece bonus set with purchases $300 or more, complimentary Kathe Fraga scarf with purchase of $450 or more, valid until 12/2, also valid 11/27 only limited-edition mini la creme for $195
Clinique – 25% off any order with code 25OFF, valid until 11/28
Cover FX – 30% off everything with code CYBER30, valid Monday
Darphin – 20% off with $75 purchase using code CYBER + free bathrobe with any $125 purchase, ends 11/28
free oval soap, matching fragrance rollerball and free shipping when you spend $100 – use code BESTMONDAY
free oval soap and shipping when you spend $65, use code GOODMONDAY
GHD Hair – 25% off sitewide, no exclusions, valid until 11/28
Giorgio Armani Beauty – 20% off + free shipping with code ARMANI20, receive a full sized lipstick when you spend $150 and a Eye Tint Trio Gift Set when you spend $200, exclusions include Prive, eGift Certificates, Ecstasy shine Lipstick, Gift Sets, Holiday Lip Magnet and Palette and new products
Glamglow – 25% off + free full size lip product with $75+ order, use code CM25
Urban Outfitters – $15 off purchases $75 or more, $50 off purchases $150 or more
Happy shopping! If you haul anything or know of any other good deals/sales happening let me know in the comments 🙂 Also as promised I’m doing a fun giveaway of a $250 eGift Card to Nordstrom. All you have to do is enter via one of the tasks listed in the widget below – it’s open internationally but you must be 18 years or older to qualify. I’m running this today starting at 6:00 AM EST and it will run through December 3, 2017 11:59 PM EST. I’ll pick one winner within 48 hours after this ends and e-mail them directly. You must confirm with a response and I’ll e-mail the eGift card within 1 day.
Black Friday is here and I’m rounding up the best deals and sales in beauty! There are a ton that are ongoing throughout the weekend and through Cyber Monday. If you have any awesome ones you’d like to add let me know in the comments!
Black Friday Beauty Sales, GWPs and New Launches
AmorePacific – Receive a 3-piece TIME RESPONSE timeless trio with any $250 purchase, ends 12/1, receive a complimentary sample of the new Vintage Single Extract Essence with every purchase
Available now, Collection Chiffree – an exclusive makeup collection inspired by the numbers of Gabrielle Chanel, new Healthy Glow Luminous Colour, three new Le Vernis in Vert No 19, Vert No 22 and Vert No 31, three Le Rouge Crayons repromoted
Spend $65 and receive a free Soy Fresh Cleanser (50 ml)
Spend $85 and receive a free Soy Fresh Cleanser (50 ml) + Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask sample (15 ml)
Spend $100 and receive a free Soy Fresh Cleanser (50 ml) + Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask sample (15 ml) + Black Tea Infusion 20 ML, and the Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm (full size) and a Fresh cosmetic bag
GHD Hair – 25% off sitewide, no exclusions, valid until 11/28
Glamglow – Buy one, get one free with code BOGO2017, ends 11/25
Jo Malone – Receive 4 miniatures with purchases of $130 or more, use code INDULGEJM at checkout
JINSOON – 30% off entire order with code FRI30, ends on 11/25
Kat Von D Beauty – for every $75 purchase you’ll get a free vegan leather makeup bag filled with 4 minis, Tattoo Liner in Trooper, Ink Liner in Trooper Black, Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Nahz Fur Atto, Everlasting Liquid in Exorcism, use code BLACKFRIDAY, ends 11/25
Kate Somerville – Save 20% with promo code 20CYBER17, plus free Full Size Dermal Quench with any $150 purchase
Kerastase – 20% off purchases $125+ with free shipping, a complimentary Kerastase comb and Nutrive Deluxe Sample Duo, use code BLKFRI17 at checkout, valid until 11/29
Kiehl’s – Receive 4 deluxe samples on your order of $45 or more, plus, enjoy your choice of leftover Healthy Skin Essentials bag at $85 + free shipping, use code BFRIDAY at checkout, ends 11/26
Korres – Discounted bundles up to 60% off entire weekend, ends 11/26
La Mer – Receive 4 deluxe samples + Pouch with any $150 purchase, Black Friday Only
Lancome – 20% off any order plus free standard shipping, also choose your shade of Click and Glow Liquid Highlighter, use code FRIENDS at checkout, valid through 11/26
Laura Mercier – 15% off any $75+ purchase and free shipping with code 15OFF75 (excludes Limited-Edition Holiday Sets) valid through 11/25, Flawless Contouring Palette plus Foundation Primer Sample Radiance with Contouring Palette purchase using code CONTOUR, valid until 11/26, Black Friday sale markdowns here
L’Occitane USA – Receive a 17 piece gift with purchase with any $165 order with code THANKFUL at checkout, Purchase with Purchase 7 Hand Creams for $25 with any $85 purchase with code THANKFUL, both valid until 11/25, Signature Advent Calendar price drop to $52
MAC Cosmetics – 25% off for Select Members with code MAC25, runs through 11/27
Happy shopping! If you haul anything or know of any other good deals/sales happening let me know in the comments 🙂 Stay tuned for an updated post to follow for Cyber Monday (plus I’m going to do another fun giveaway on Monday!). I’ll also have some review posts over the next couple of days to preview some beauty launches that go live on Monday as well.
I have my huge Sephora sale haul with some first impressions on items I was able to test in a few days. I stocked up on a few favorites and also ordered some things I had been curious about for quite some time. This haul is a pretty hefty one and as the first round of the sale was just a little bit ago I haven’t been able to test everything. I did swatch all the color items as makeup is easier get an idea of with the first application. I had quite a few misses. Everything is going to take some time to work my way through. Let me know if you want a more detailed review on anything in particular and I’ll try to do one at a later date. The sale runs through November 15th. If you’re shopping online don’t forget to use the code for your Beauty Insider tier!
Rouge Members get 20% off with code 20FORROUGE
VIB Members get 20% off with code 20FORVIB
Beauty Insider Members get 15% off with INSIDER15
Up first are the lip items. By now I think I’ve been pretty good at picking things online and sight unseen but having misses is bound to happen. Thank goodness Sephora has a pretty good return policy because 3 of these are going back.
Kopari Coconut Kiss Kit – hit! The set lives up to the raves. These are sheer tinted balms with a nice coconut scent. They have an emollient feel with fun colors. All the shades are bright but sheer so they are very wearable.
Bite Beauty Champagne Discover Lip Set – this was a miss on everything except the lipliner in Cashew. I’ve tried the Multisticks before and found them incredibly dry for the lips. I decided to give it another try and it’s still a solid miss for me. The Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Champagne is thick and so metallic it’s not flattering on my skin tone. I know many people love these formulas so it may be a hit for you. For me just not my thing.
Kevyn Aucoin Molton Liquid Lipstick in Copper – this was a huge miss because it’s also not flattering on my skintone. I had high hopes because I love and adore the same formula in Rose Gold.
Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color in Casablanca – I’m undecided, it’s a lot darker than I had anticipated. This is the first in the formula I’ve tried and it took over 50 clicks to get any product out. The color is rich and pretty but it settled a tiny bit into lip lines. I think it’s a great color for fall. I’ll need to test it out longer to decide.
Burberry Lip Color Contour in Medium – huge miss, I’ve swatched this on my hand at the stores numerous times over the past year, on my lips it just makes my whole complexion look dead and lifeless. It’s one I’ll have to layer with other shades to get to work. I’m going to try and make it work for me as the formula is smooth and feels nice on the lips – alone it just doesn’t look so great.
Face and Eye Picks
For face and eyes, I bought a few foundations in darker colors because I’ve gotten even more color from the sun. To me this is a little puzzling as I’ve really made a conscious effort to stay out of the sun with the heat. Apparently I haven’t tried enough because I’ve gone a full shade darker:
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick in Golden I guessed my shade because Nude was a bit too light. Golden works ok but alone all over my face it’s a bit too yellowish. If I use it on areas I just need more coverage it works just fine.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Kit in Radiant – undecided on this, I tried it and found the pigment beautiful with smooth texture. It’s easy to blend and layer but the colors are a lot darker than I had anticipated. They also oxidize and deepen on my skin without getting muddy, but as my skin warms up they get deeper/darker so I have to experiment more with application. If you have deeper skin tone and struggle finding blushes pigmented or dark enough to show up on you, definitely give this a look. I think the pigment is excellent!
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Sticks in Sugar Frost and Moonlight (repurchase), I’ve swatched all my current Caviar Eye Sticks and Matte Caviar Eye Sticks below
Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic in Scandalust is a palette I received as a press sample months ago but it arrived completely shattered. I was able to test the broken bits and fell in love with the colors. I decided to buy one to replace it. It pulls warm but it’s so pretty for the season.
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara – I actually meant to get the waterproof version, but I do remember liking the original so I’ll keep this one!
For fragrance and hair:
Atelier Cologne Set – LOVE! there are several Atelier Cologne sets online, it was hard to pick one, but I decided on the Necessaire Curated by Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel. It has Sud Magnolia, Pomelo Paradis, Orange Sanguine, Vanille Insensee, Bois Blonds, Cedre Atlas. Orange Sanguine is one of the best citrus scents I’ve smelled. Vanille Insensee is one of two vanilla scents I’ve found that I can actually wear. Bois Blonds is already a favorite. I’m trying to wait until I can visit a free standing store again before I buy full size bottles. I stopped by one in San Francisco over the fall and had the best time exploring there.
Elizabeth and James Choose Your Nirvana Coffret Warm and Spicy has generously sized minis of the Amethyst, Black and Bourbon. I like them for fall but don’t know that I can pull them off in Florida’s kind of fall/winter. I felt the minis were the best way to enjoy them without committing to the full sizes just in case.
Verb Ghost Shampoo and Conditioner – LOVE! I actually bought both of these weeks ago and they are both my newest shampoo/conditioner obsession. Many of you want something that’s sulfate free and these are great options for a good clean rinse that leaves hair shiny and bouncy. They are back in my cart for round 2 so I can stock up on the larger size that comes with a pump.
Verb Hydrating Mask – LOVE! I tried a sample packet before and fell in love, it’s really hydrating, but I still favor the Ouai Mask (just hate the packaging of those packets).
Skincare Restocks and Splurges
Skincare is where I spent the most, I restocked on staples and also picked new things to try:
SK-II Pitera Mid-Day Essence – excited to try this one, although I have a feeling this may be too moisturizing for me. I gave it a quick mid-day test the day I received it and it felt a bit too rich for my skintype me. I’ll have to test it more before I can say how well it works.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer is something I bought months ago, in our multiple moves it has been buried in one of our moving boxes, I repurchased it and hope it’s as good as the rest of her ExfoliKate line.
Kate Somerville Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion is something I also have high hopes for. It appears MAC discontinued my favorite Prep+Prime Blemish Control Gel which was one of the few that worked for me and did not turn my face red. I’ve been in search of a replacement and hope this will be the one!
Farmacy Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector with SPF30 is a mineral sunscreen with impressive rave reviews. People say it doesn’t have a white cast on the skin and is non-greasy. The description says it has solutions for fine lines and wrinkles so I’m going to give it a try.
Lancome BiFacil Face is something I’ve been so curious about. I really love their Micellar Water so it will be interesting to see how this compares. In the bottle I find it interesting that a very very small portion at the top is suspended (the oil portion).
In summary I still have a lot of testing for these items before I can make a proper assessment. For makeup I find it easier to judge on color and application alone. Three of my lip purchases were definitely misses. The Hourglass foundation could be a better match but I find there are often gaps in their color lineup for bases so I’ll have to go to the store and see. The Anastasia Beverly Hills blush kit is lovely, but is just a lot darker than I expected. I think the SK-II mist may be too rich for my skin type.
That wraps it up for my haul! Did you pick up or stock up on anything during the sale? This time of year there are lots of sales going on and with the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday events approaching there’s definitely plenty of time to find good deals. Oftentimes I wish these sales were spread out a little more. In case you missed it, my top recommendations in this post here (e-gift card giveaway has ended and winners have been e-mailed!).
The Sephora Beauty Insider Sale runs through November 15th. If you’re shopping online don’t forget to use the code for your Beauty Insider tier!
Rouge Members get 20% off with code 20FORROUGE
VIB Members get 20% off with code 20FORVIB
Beauty Insider Members get 15% off with INSIDER15
Did you get anything from the Sephora sale yet? Or are you waiting for other sales? I’ll be covering some holiday launches from Tatcha soon as their Friends and Family sale is also happening and many of you have asked me for a review on their lip launches.
It’s that time of year again for the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale! The 20% off sale starts today November 3rd and runs through the 6th for Rouge Members online and in store. If you’re shopping online use code 20FORROUGE. In addition there’s a bonus weekend for Rouge Members to shop the sale for a second round from November 10th to the 15th. My top recommendations and a few things on my wishlist:
Tom Ford Lip Colors ($54 each) have launched in a wide range of new colors (my picks swatched here), there are also the clutch-sized Boys and Girls ($36 each) in new colors this season (girls swatched here)
Rag & Bone launched fragrances a while ago and it looks like they just launched online at Sephora! I have and love Bergamot, they have a Fine Fragrance Collection Sampler ($99 for 8 3.5 ml vials), I’m debating this set or more of the Atelier Cologne Sets as I really love their fragrances (I’ve only bought Bois Blonds so far but have tried a number of samples)
Dyson Blown-A-Ouai Set ($399) is something that was on my wishlist but I hauled last week, I had hoped to receive it in time to test and review before today but it ships ground due to the contents so I didn’t get it in the mail yet, I will try to test and review ASAP but it looks like a pretty good value with the extras you get
Rouge – November 3rd – 6th and 10th – 15th, 20% off with code 20FORROUGE
VIB – November 10th – 15th, 20% off (will list code as soon as I get it)
Beauty Insiders – November 10th – 15th, 15% off (will list code as soon as I get it)
I’m hosting a giveaway for the sale! It’s open internationally but you must be 18 years or older to enter and qualify. I’m giving away FIVE $75 e-gift cards to Sephora. Simply enter through the widget below. Giveaway is not sponsored and will run through November 8th. I’ll pick five separate winners through the widget and e-mail them by the 9th just in time for the second round. Please note you will need to respond within 24 hours or another person will be selected in your place. E-gift cards will be sent to the selected winners within 24 hours after I receive a response confirmation.
Happy long-weekend! I hope my US readers are enjoying the extended 3-day weekend. I had a bit of an extra long weekend as my in-laws were in town last week so we took time off to spend time with them. We drove to Orlando to spend two days at Disney World at Magic Kingdom and Epcot where the humidity levels were unreal! (My hair and makeup did not last at all.) The four of us had a great time even though we were hit with some showers and small thunder storms. The remainder of the week we took them around to a few of our favorite spots around Tampa Bay and then drove south to Anna Maria to spend the day at the beach. A quick note on a couple of the items I wore over the week.
On the left I found a cute beach cover-up from Madewell a few months ago and it’s now on sale for under $35. I went with an XXS as sometimes their dresses and tops run a bit loose, but with this one I think I could have gone with an XS (I’m 5’3″). It’s gone through a few washes and didn’t shrink too much but it’s a bit on the short side.
With the warm Florida weather I’ve been all about lighter clothes and tanks. I had been eyeing this lace trim camisole from Rebecca Taylor but I found something similar at Abercrombie for under $40 (and it’s now on sale marked down even more). I’m wearing it on the right along with some of the cutest cut-off shorts from Current/Elliott (also here).
A closer look at the outfit items along with a few items I’ve been loving lately:
Shown above with some thoughts:
Outfit details same as what’s worn in the second photo, beach cover-up from Madewell, lace camisole from Abercrombie, shorts from Current/Elliott.
I think I could live in flip flops, the Joie A La Plage Nice (left tan and black) are on sale here, the Tory Burch Millers are still among my favorites and I have multiple colors – you can wear them for a super casual look or dress them up a little.
I recently featured some Delfonics pouches in this post here, a lot of you asked whether I like them more or less than the Truffle Pouches. They’re just completely different in material so I don’t know that I can really compare them. The Truffle pouches are made of a stiffer and more sturdy material and have lining inside the privacy ones. The Delfonics pouches are made of a PVC material that have a textured material to kinda make them feel like leather but they aren’t. The material is thinner making it more flexible. If you need something sturdy that will act more like a solid clutch go with the Truffle pouches. If you don’t mind a thinner material and need something super basic go with the Delfonics.
The Ouai Morning After Kit finally launched online at Sephora! It has minis of the Rose Hair Body Oil, Dry Foam Shampoo and Finishing Creme for $22 which I think is a pretty good deal.
Coral polishes are always in for me, but for many of you it’s probably more of a summer thing. Dior Coral Crush and Chanel Coralium are almost identical. Review on both summer collections to follow soon. If you want to know my take right now on which one to get, both formulas are really good but Dior has the better brush.
For those who can’t wait for my sunscreen post and keep asking questions (which I don’t mind), the Supergoop! SuperPower Sunscreen Mousse is indeed a good one. It has SPF 50 and is more of a long-wear sunscreen with moisturizing ingredients. It contains Blue sea kale which provides antioxidant protection and protects the skin from heat damage. It is water resistant and has a super fun mousse texture. The Everyday Sunscreen with SPF50 is a lighter weight one in feel (it’s what my husband prefers out of the Supergoop! line although his favorite is this SPF 50 one from Kiehl’s). Both of these have been good for me in preventing burn and minimizing the tan for me although being in the sun sometimes there’s really nothing you can do to prevent tanning 100%.
Foreo – 17% off top sellers including Luna 2, Luna Mini 2, Iris with code FOREO17off, valid 5/29 to 6/13
Glamglow – 40% off any super sexy size product with code GGMEM17, valid until 5/29
Kat Von D Beauty – free full size Studded Kiss lipstick of choice with orders $75+, use code STUDDEDKISS, valid until 5/29
Kate Somerville – receive 3 summer ski treats with any $65+ order, use code SUMMERTREAT, valid until 5/29/2017
L’Occitane – free 3-piece hand cream set + tin with any $55 purchase, use code SUN, valid until 5/30/2017
Lancome – 20% off friends and family with code FRIENDS at checkout, valid until 5/30/2017
Molton Brown – 3-piece travel set with orders $70+ using code 70coastal, 6-piece travel set with orders $110+ with code 110coastal
Omorovicza – 30% off orders $200 or more with code SHINE30 at checkout
Origins – 9 piece getaway bag with any $65 purchase, use code GETAWAY, valid until 5/30/2017
Shu Uemura Art of Hair – spend $30 and receive free shipping, spend $75 and receive 4 samples + free shipping, spend $100 receive 1 travel-size + free shipping, spend $120 receive 2 travel-sizes and free shipping, use code MEM17, expires 5/31 at 7:30 AM EST
Smashbox – spend more, save more tiered savings, valid through 5/30, no code needed
Space NK – double N.Dulgence member points on purchases through 5/30
Tarte – 15% off the long weekend (enter e-mail at site to unlock code)
Tatcha – travel size Water Cream or Water Gel with purchase of $100 or more, use code WATERCREAM17 or WATERGEL17 at checkout
Violet Grey – $15 off orders $100+, $50 off orders $250+, $100 off orders $500+, $250 off orders over $1,000, valid until 5/29/2017
YSL Beauty – 20% off orders $50 or more 5/26 to 6/1 with code SUMMEREVENT17 at checkout