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Fall Blog Sale Closet Clean Out

October 4, 2018

Blog Sale Closet Cleanout

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 blogsale@thebeautylookbook.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 blogsale@thebeautylookbook.com – this is the only address I’ll be checking for purchase inquiries. Thank you!

Nordstrom Sales

Quick Look: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul Picks

July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Haul Beauty Exclusives | The Beauty Look Book

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.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fashion Finds 2018

My fashion and shoe picks:

  1. Rebecca Taylor Tie Neck Silk Top (also available in black)
  2. Treasure and Bond Print Pleated Top (line runs big in my experience, I’d recommend sizing down, had to order an XXS online)
  3. Leith Sweater Tank (wish this came in more colors!)
  4. 7 For All Mankind b(air) Denim High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans
  5. Madewell Off the Shoulder Eyelet Blouse
  6. Tory Burch Marsden Flat Thong Sandal in Calf Leather (Tan, also available in white and black) – I took my regular size in 6.5
  7. Robine Piccone Halter Bikini Top and Tie Bottoms (separates)
  8. La Blanca 1-Piece Swimsuit

Quick look at the Madewell top which I wore last night! Also wearing non-sale items including the STS Blue Distressed Denim shorts and Tory Burch Sienna sandals.

Miami Vacation wearing Madewell, STS Blue and Tory Burch

My beauty haul picks:

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusive BuysShown above numbered:

  1. Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lipstick Duo with Matte Revolution Lipstick in Rose Kiss, K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Blushing Dream and Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk
  2. Charlotte Tilbury Glowing, Pretty Skin Palette – I’m dying to wear this but am trying to wait and photograph before I swatch it!
  3. YSL Tint in Balm Set with Volupte Tint in Balm #9 and #13
  4. Diptyque Assortment with three mini candles in Rose, Baies and Tubereuse and three spray perfume minis of Eau Rose, L’Ombre Dans L’Eau and Do Son
  5. Jo Malone Travel Candle Trio with Lime Basil and Mandarin, English Pear and Freesia and Peony and Blush Suede
  6. Le Labo Body-Hair Hinoki Travel Set – 2.5 mls of the Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner, both Andrew and I are obsessed with this scent!
  7. Tom Ford Iris Bronze Set – has an Iris Bronze Eyeshadow Quad which has the same formula as their regular quads (not like Nude Dip or Honeymoon), and two mini lipsticks in Casablanca and Spiced Honey
  8. Beautyblender Blend, Cleanse and Carry Set – LOVE this idea and so excited to have it for travel now
  9. MAC Lip Trio in Nude – has three full-sized lip colors with Love Drought, Pretty Natural and Bodycon Lipglass
  10. MAC Lip Trio in Pink – has three full-sized lip colors with Metallic Lipstick in Pink Addict, Matte Lipstick in Petalhead, Lipglass in Sweet as Pie
  11. MAC Nordy Girl Metallic Palette with a Technakohl Liner in Graphblack and Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara
  12. Moroccanoil The Ultimate Hydration Collection – Best set ever with the large pump size of Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner along with minis of their Body Souffle and Moroccanoil Hair treatment
  13. NARS Undressed Liquid Lip Set 1
  14. Chanel Rouge Coco Set Coral Trio has Rouge Coco Lip Blush in Corail Naturel, Rouge Coco in Adrienne, Rouge Coco Gloss in Sibylla
  15. Glamglow x Becca We Know Glow Duo – has a mini Gravitymud and mini Becca Rose Glow Shimmering Skin Perfector Powder (can’t find this online at the moment but will update with link once I do)

Other things I bought and ordered:

  1. Kiehl’s Exfoliating Body Soap
  2. Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap
  3. Jack Black Supersized Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser (284 g)
  4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting (ordered online)

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.

Quick in-store look at some of the other beauty exclusives, Charlotte Tilbury Palette and quick swatches of the Pretty Pink Lips Trio:

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Charlotte Tilbury

Super value on simplehuman sensor mirror and skincare sets, Diptyque and Jo Malone.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives

Under $50 section:

Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives Under $50

Quick side by side of the MAC Nordy Girl Metallic vs Matte and cute Kopari Set!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty MAC and Kopari

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.

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Tell me what’s on your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wishlist! Are you shopping in store or online?

Sales

Best Cyber Monday Beauty Deals – Holiday 2017

November 27, 2017

Best Cyber Monday Beauty Sales

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:

Cyber Monday Beauty Deals, GWPs and New Launches

  • AmorePacific – Receive a mini masque duo set with any $250 purchase, runs 11/27 through 11/30
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills – Up to 50% Cyber Weekend Sales Event
  • Antica Farmacista – 20% off everything with code CYBERWEEK
  • Bare Minerals – 25% off everything + free shipping with code CYBER
  • Beautylish – Cyber Monday up to 40% off Jeffree Star items, Bioderma Beauty Bundles
  • Becca Cosmetics – 30% off sitewide with code CYBERMONDAY, valid 11/27
  • Benefit Cosmetics – 25% off orders $50+ with code CYBER25, ends 11/28
  • Bluemercury – Receive a $20 promo card when you spend $100 with code TWENTY, $50 promo card when you spend $250 plus free overnight shipping using code FIFTY, valid 11/27
  • Bobbi Brown – 25% off everything, no code needed, valid Monday
  • Bond No9 – Free pocket spray trio including Perfumista Avenue, Park Avenue South and New York Musk with any $350+ purchase, now until 12/1
  • Byredo – free shipping on all orders + a free Mini Hair Perfume (30 ml, you can select from a few options) on purchases over $75, valid until 11/27 or while supplies last
  • CaudalieCyber week online bundles, up to 50% off selected items, free shipping + 4-piece GWP with any $75+ order using code FRIYAY, valid until 11/27
  • Chanel – Cyber Monday Jardin de Camelia Blush in Camelia Peche, review and swatches to be posted today!
  • 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
  • Deborah Lippmann – $30 off your order of $100+ with code CYBER17
  • Dermstore – Up to 25% off with code MONDAY, brand exclusions may apply
  • DHC Beauty – Cyber Weekend promo 20% off entire order from 11/24 to 11/27
  • Diptyque – Receive a free mini 35 g Tubereuse Candle + Do Son Soap + 10 ml sample of Do Son eau de parfum with any $150 order with code STAR, valid until 11/27 or while supplies last
  • Drybar – 20% off all products and tools, ends Monday
  • Estee Lauder – Free 7-piece gift with a $50 purchase worth up to $185, use code CYBER17, valid 11/27
  • Farmacy – 20% off sitewide with code THANKS20
  • First Aid Beauty – 30% off with code HOORAY at checkout, excludes sets and sale, ends 11/27
  • Foreo – save up to 25% on select items with code BFAFF17, valid through 11/29, all Black Friday Deals here
  • Fresh – GWP offers for Cyber Monday:
    • 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
  • Glossier – 20% off sitewide
  • Jo Malone – Receive 4 miniatures with purchases of $130 or more, use code INDULGEJM at checkout
  • Kat Von D Beauty – Get a free mini compact mirror when you spend $50, use code CYBERMONDAY
  • Kate Somerville – Save 20% with promo code 20CYBER17, plus free Full Size Dermal Quench with any $150 purchase, valid through 11/27
  • 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 – 5 deluxe samples, travel bag and a cleanser with $55+ purchase and a Mickey Mirror with $75+ order, use code CYBER at checkout
  • Korres – 30% off sitewide + free shipping with code CYBER
  • La Mer – 3-piece trio with best sellers with any $100 purchase, use code CYBER17
  • La Roche Posay – 30% off all orders plus 4 deluxe samples and a makeup bag with orders $75 or more, use code CYBER17 at checkout
  • Lancome – 20% off any order with code FRIENDS at checkout, additional GWP codes with orders $125+
  • Laura Mercier – Cyber Week Sale Sets
  • L’Occitane USA – 20% off full-priced items, online only with code CYBER
  • MAC Cosmetics – 25% off for Select Members with code MAC25, runs through 11/27
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty – Limited quantities of Mystery Bags, Mini Bag is $45, Major Tote is $95 and Big Shopper is $125
  • Molton Brown – 25% off sitewide + free shipping, use code USBF25, valid through 11/27
  • Moroccanoil – Free Sensational Set with order $100 or more, includes Shower Milk, Hand Cream and Cleansing Bar
  • NARS – 20% off sitewide with code TAKE20, valid until 11/28
  • Neiman Marcus – Earn up to a $750 gift card with regular price purchase using code GC4YOU, tiers listed on their homepage
  • Nordstrom Cyber Monday Deals – Extra 20% off sale items
  • Ole Henricksen – for every $50 purchase receive a free 9-piece skincare set with deluxe sizes, use code FRIYAY at checkout, valid until 11/28
  • Omorovicza – 30% off all skincare, sets excluded, ends 11/28
  • Origins – 25% off every order + pick 1 of 3 free sets with any $65 order, use code CYBER
  • Ouai – Every Which Way Set $85 (valued at $139), available until Monday 11/27
  • Peach and Lily – 30% off sitewide with code PEACHANDLILY30, ends 11/27
  • REN Skincare – 30% off sitewide
  • Saks Fifth Avenue – Up to 40% sale, also earn up to a $750 gift card with code CYBER17 at checkout, tiers listed online
  • Sephora – Cyber Monday Early Spring Beauty Previews
  • Shu Uemura – 12 hour Cyber Monday Flash Sale, ends at noon Nov 27th, 50% off any single accessory or tool when you buy a lightbulb makeup sponge, code NOV27AM
  • Shu Uemura Art of Hair – 15% off any order + free shipping with code CMON17
  • Sisley-Paris USA – Double points on all orders + free express shipping
    • With all $400 orders receive a 1.4 oz Gentle Buffing Cream and Houndstooth Kit (8 deluxe samples)
    • With all $700 orders receive the above + 1.4 oz Restorative Cream
    • With all $1,000 orders receive all of the above + Cyber Monday Vanity Kit (items all listed on Sisley-Paris)
  • SK-II – Receive 1 sample for every $100 spent, up to 4 samples
  • Smashbox – 25% off + a free mini gift set with purchases $50 or more, use code MONDAY
  • Space NK – Black Friday special, buy one, get one half off, valid 11/24 until 11/27, exclusions apply
  • St. Tropez – 40% off all products with code STTROPEZ40, valid until 11/27
  • Sulwhasoo – 5 piece time treasure trial kit with any $250 purchase
  • Supergoop! – 25% off sitewide, valid 11/24 to 11/27, use code SGHOLIDAY
  • T3 – 25% off with code MONDAY17, now through Tuesday
  • Tarte – Cyber Monday Beauty Blowout, one day steals up to 60% and 25% off almost everything else with code MONDAY, valid 11/27
  • Tatcha – 20% off sitewide with code CYBER17
  • Ulta Beauty – Cyber Monday Beauty deals, $10 off any qualifying purchase of $50 or more with code CYBERMON17, lots of GWP options and mark downs
  • Violet Grey – Tiered savings on online orders valid until 11/27
    • $15 off orders $100+
    • $50 off orders $250+
    • $100 off orders $500+
    • $250 off orders $1,000+
  • YSL Beauty – 20% off any order $50 or more with code HOLIDAY20, ends 11/27

Shown in opening image and below:

Cyber Monday Beauty Sales and Deals

Fashion, Accessories, Home Sales

  • 7 For All Mankind – 30% off with code BESTMONDAY
  • Andrew Marc – Current Collection 20-30% off, additional 20% off with code GIFT20, valid now through 12/5
  • Ann Taylor – 50% off everything with code BESTMONDAY
  • Anthropologie – 20% off for 24 hours
  • Asos – 30% off everything with code EPIC30, valid through 11/28
  • Banana Republic – 50% off regular priced merchandise, no exclusions, 11/27
  • Club Monaco – Tiered savings event:
    • 25% off $150+
    • 30% off $250+
    • 35% off $400+
    • Take an extra 30% off sale
    • Use code SHOPMONDAY
  • Current Elliott – 25% off sitewide with code THANKS, ends 11/27
  • Equipment – 25% off sitewide with code THANKS, ends 11/27
  • Frame – 25% off sitewide with code CYBER25
  • Hudson – 30% off almost everything, plus get an extra 10% off with a $300 purchase
  • J Brand – 30% off sitewide with code THANKFUL
  • J.crew – 40$ off + an extra 10% off your purchase until noon Monday, use code SHOPFAST
  • Joie – 25% off sitewide with code THANKS, sale styles up to 50% off 11/27
  • Kate Spade – 30% off full-priced items and 40$ off sale with code MOREJOY
  • Luisaviaroma – Extra 20% off sale items with code BF20
  • Madewell – 25% off your purchase with code GOODMOOD
  • Rag and Bone – 30% off online and instores, use code TAKE30, ends 11/28
  • Ray-Ban – Up to 50% off select styles
  • Revolve – Up to 65% off haute holiday looks
  • Shopbop – Additional 35% off sale items with code WOW35
  • Splendid – 40% off everything, even sale, use code CYBER40
  • Ted Baker – up to 50% off, ends midnight on Monday
  • Tory Burch – 30% off purchases $250 or more with code THANKS, ends 11/27
  • Truffle – 25% off all orders (sale excluded) with code BESTGIFTS
  • Tumi – Extra 20% off reduced styles
  • 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.

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If you see any other great beauty deals let me know!

 

 

Sales

Best Black Friday Beauty Sales – Holiday 2017

November 23, 2017

Best Black Friday Beauty Sales 2017

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
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills – Black Friday specials available now
    • Mini Matte Lipstick Set $24 – 6 shades including Peachy, Brandy, Latte, Ruby, Dusty Mauve and Plumeria
    • 50% off Contour, Eyeshadow Singles, Concealer and Blush Trio
    • 40% off Glow Kits, Liquid Lipstick, Lip Glosses
    • 30% off Matte Lipsticks, Darkside Liner
    • 20% off Brow Products, Tools and Brushes
  • Bare Minerals – 20% off sitewide, use code 20OFF, ends 11/26
  • Beautylish – Bioderma beauty bundles and savings on Black Friday
  • Becca Cosmetics – Apres Ski Palette reduced to $35, Poured Creme Highlighters 50% off, Iconics Cheeky Kit for $15
  • Benefit Cosmetics – 25% off sitewide on orders $50+ with code BENEBINGE, ends 11/24
  • Bluemercury – receive a 20 piece Surprise Beauty Bag gift with purchase with orders $75+ plus free overnight shipping with code SURPRISE, valid on Friday only, all deals and promos listed here
  • Bobbi Brown – 25% off + free shipping, no code necessary, now through 11/25
  • Bond No9 – Free pocket spray trio including Perfumista Avenue, Park Avenue South and New York Musk with any $350+ purchase, now until 12/1
  • Byredo – free shipping on all orders + a free Mini Hair Perfume (30 ml, you can select from a few options) on purchases over $75, valid 11/24 to 11/27
  • CaudalieBlack Friday/Cyber week online bundles, up to 50% off selected items, free shipping + 4-piece GWP with any $75+ order using code FRIYAY, valid until 11/27
  • Chanel – New online beauty launches
  • 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 11/24 until 11/27
  • Clarisonic – 30% off all devices + free gift Lancome Absolue BX Cream, use code BLACKFRI at checkout, valid 11/24 only
  • 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
  • Clinique – 25% off any order with code 25OFF, valid until 11/28
  • Cover FX – 25% off site wide with code FRIDAY26, ends 11/26
  • Darphin – choose your full size cleanser with $75 purchase with code MOUSSE or GEL, plus Stimulskin Plus Trio with $100 purchase and free 2nd-day shipping with $125 purchase, valid until end of 11/25
  • Deborah Lippmann – 50% off sale items, ends 11/24
  • Dermstore – up to 30% off with code FRIDAY, brand exclusions may apply, valid 11/24
  • DHC Beauty – Cyber Weekend promo 20% off entire order from 11/24 to 11/27
  • Diptyque – Receive a free mini 35 g Tubereuse Candle + Do Son Soap with any $50 order with code UNWRAP, valid until 11/27 or while supplies last
  • Drybar – 20% off all products and tools, valid Black Friday only
  • Estee Lauder – 25% off your order and up to 6 free favorites with code FRIDAY17, ends 11/24
  • First Aid Beauty – 3 free minis with any order of $35 or more, use code FRIYAY, valid through 11/25
  • Foreo – save up to 25% on select items with code BFAFF17, valid through 11/29, all Black Friday Deals here
  • Fresh – Black Friday valid 11/24 to 11/25
    • 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
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty – 20% off sitewide + free shipping, use code ARMANI20, valid until 11/26
  • Glamboxes – 30% off all orders with code BF2017
  • 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
  • La Roche Posay – 30% off order with code BLACKFRIDAY2017, valid 11/24
  • 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
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty – 20% off everything Blacquer with code BLACKFRIDAY
  • Molton Brown – 25% off sitewide + free shipping, use code USBF25, valid until 11/27
  • Moroccanoil – Free Sensational Set with order $100 or more, includes Shower Milk, Hand Cream and Cleansing Bar
  • NARS – 20% off sitewide with code TAKE20, valid until 11/28
  • Neiman Marcus – $50 off any $200 regular price purchase with code THANKFUL, include beauty and fragrance, ends 11/25 11:45 PM CT
  • Nordstrom Black Friday Sales
  • Ole Henricksen – for every $50 purchase receive a free 9-piece skincare set with deluxe sizes, use code FRIYAY at checkout, valid until 11/28
  • Omorovicza –  30% off all skincare, sets excluded, ends 11/28
  • Oribe – Receive a 4-piece Strike Gold kit on orders $75+ with code STRIKEGOLD
  • Original Beauty Box – 60% off your purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY60 at checkout
  • Origins – 25% off plus a free 12-piece gift set on orders $75+, use code FRIDAY
  • Ouai – Every Which Way Set $85 (valued at $139), available until Monday 11/27
  • Peach and Lily – 30% off sitewide with code PEACHANDLILY30, ends 11/27
  • REN Skincare – 25% off 25 of their best sellers, plus Black Friday Value Set pricing 11/24
  • Saks Fifth Avenue – Earn a $75 gift card with a $150 purchase, online 11/23 and 11/24 with code BLKFRI17 at checkout
  • Sephora:
  • Shu Uemura – 20% off $50 purchases, 25% off $100 purchases, free shipping on all orders $50+, use code SHUBF, ends 11/24
  • Shu Uemura Art of Hair – 25% off orders $125 or more with code SHUFF17, ends 11/24
  • Sisley-Paris USA:
    • Limited-edition Black Rose Friday Set $430, available through 11/25
    • With all orders receive the Anti-Aging Flowerbox
    • With all orders $350+ receive the Anti-Aging Flowerbox + Blue Print Kit
    • With all orders $750+ receive the Anti-Aging Flowerbox + Blue Print Kit + 1/6 oz Ecological Compound
  • SK-II – Receive 1 sample for every $100 spent, up to 4 samples
  • Smashbox – 25% off when you spend $50+, no code needed
  • Space NK – Black Friday special, buy one, get one half off, valid 11/24 until 11/27
  • St. Tropez – 40% off all products with code STTROPEZ40, valid until 11/27
  • Sulwhasoo – Receive a 5-piece Timetreasure Trial Kit with code SWSUSB with any $250+ purchase, valid through 11/26
  • Supergoop! – 25% off sitewide, valid 11/24 to 11/27
  • T3 – 25% off with code FRIDAY17, valid now until 11/26
  • Tarte – 25% off almost everything with code FRIYAY, valid 11/24 only
  • Tatcha – Unwrap 1 of 5 Black Friday Mystery offers, including a daily grand prize of $500, valid until 11/26
  • Ulta Beauty – Black Friday Beauty Busters
  • Violet Grey – Tiered savings on online orders valid until 11/27
    • $15 off orders $100+
    • $50 off orders $250+
    • $100 off orders $500+
    • $250 off orders $1,000+
  • YSL Beauty – 20% off any order $50 or more with code HOLIDAY20, ends 11/27

Black Friday Beauty Sales 2017

Fashion, Accessories, Home Sales

  • 7 For All Mankind – 30% off all full price items with code BLACK30, Black Friday only
  • Andrew Marc – Current Collection 20-30% off, additional 20% off with code GIFT20, valid until 12/5
  • Ann Taylor – 50% off everything online with code THANKFUL, now through 11/24
  • Anthropologie – 30% off everything
  • Asos – 30% off everything with code EPIC30, valid through 11/28
  • Banana Republic – 50% off regular priced merchandise, no exclusions, valid until 11/27
  • Current Elliott – 25% off sitewide with code THANKS, now through 11/27
  • Equipment – 25% off sitewide with code THANKS, now through 11/27
  • Frame – 20% off with orders $350+ use code FRAME20, 25% off orders $750+ with code FRAME25
  • Hudson – Up to 30% off select styles
  • J Brand – 30% off sitewide with code THANKFUL
  • J.crew – 40% off your purchase with code THANKU, ends 11/26
  • Joie – 25% off sitewide with code THANKS, now through 11/27
  • Kate Spade – 30% off everything with code GIVEJOY, ends 11/26
  • Madewell – 25% off your purchase with code DONTSTRESS, ends 11/26
  • Rag and Bone – 30% off online and instores, use code TAKE30, ends 11/28
  • Ray-Ban – Up to 50% off select styles
  • Revolve – Up to 50% off sale
  • Shopbop – Buy more save more promo, receive 20% off orders $200+, 25% off orders $500+, 30% off orders $800+ with code MORE17, ends 11/26
  • Splendid – 30% off everything with code TGIF, ends 11/26
  • Ted Baker – up to 50% off, ends midnight on Monday
  • Tory Burch – 30% off purchases $250 or more with code THANKS, ends 11/27
  • Truffle – 25% off everything with code BESTGIFTS

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.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

Hauls Sales Sephora

Sephora Sale Haul First Impressions, Hits and Misses

November 12, 2017

Sephora Sale Beauty Insider Haul

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

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Lip Picks

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.

Sephora Sale Lip Haul Picks | The Beauty Look Book

Sephora Lip Haul Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

  • 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.
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme in Purr-Fect! – hit! this is a really pretty soft nude, it’s sold out online but check your local store to see if they have it in stock.
  • 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.

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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:

Sephora Sale Haul Picks | The Beauty Look Book

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Kit in Radiant and Marc Jacobs Scandalust Swatches

Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick Swatches

  • Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation and Concealer in Tawny is a perfect match! I don’t know why I ever stray from Tom Ford foundations because their colors work the best for me.
  • 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.
  • beautyblender in Nude restock for me
  • 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!

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For fragrance and hair:

Sephora Haul Atelier Cologne Set, Verb Ghost Shampoo and Conditioner, Verb Mask, Elizabeth and James Choose Your Own Nirvana

  • 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).

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Skincare Restocks and Splurges

Skincare Haul Sephora Sale | The Beauty Look Book

Skincare is where I spent the most, I restocked on staples and also picked new things to try:

  • Restocks and replenishment on the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Gentle Treatment, EradiKate Cleanser, Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser
  • Caudalie Glow Activating Trio – this line has been on my radar for the fine lines and wrinkles, I have those forming on my forehead area and have high hopes this will help with those!
  • Caudalie Deep Cleansing Exfoliator has really high ratings with the customer reviews and as I’ve really liked a lot of their skincare decided to give this a try, I have high hopes!
  • Glamglow Glowsetter Makeup Spray has also been on my radar, will keep you posted on how this compares to my favorite MAC Fix+
  • 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.
  • Drunk Elephant Baby Facial – also excited to try this as it has really promising reviews online!
  • 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.

Sephora Sale Haul Picks for Holiday

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.

Sales Sephora

Sephora Beauty Insider 20% Off Rouge Sale Event Recommendations + Wishlist

November 3, 2017

Sephora Rouge Holiday Sales Event Recommendations + Wishlist

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:

  1. Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipsticks are among my favorites formula-wise and are available in several formats:
  2. La Mer The Powder Brush ($80) is one of the most plush brushes I’ve tried
  3. La Mer The Powder Loose ($95) is my current go-to loose setting powder, cheaper alternatives that are just as good for me are the:
  4. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24) my favorites are Whip and Chutney (swatched here)
  5. Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade ($33) is still one of my favorite lip moisturizers!
  6. Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts ($53) is one of the best volumizing cleansers I’ve tried (summer review here)
  7. beautyblenders ($20 each) in the Bubble, Nude or original color are my favorite foundation sponges, I’m stocking up on these during the sale
  8. Diorskin Nude Air Luminizers ($56) are in my top picks for highlighters (swatches of all 4 here), alternatives in palette or liquid form that I’d recommend this season include the Becca x Chrissy Teigen Palette, Laura Mercier Exotique Face Illuminator Palette or the CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops Set
  9. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3 ($80) is so sooo pricey so having a sale helps with the pricing (swatches here)
  10. 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)
  11. Tom Ford Waterproof Extreme Mascara ($45) probably my favorite high-end mascara ever
  12. Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Glambition ($49) is one of my favorite easy-to-wear neutrals (swatches here)
  13. Pat McGrath PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencils ($25) are super smooth, creamy and long-lasting (just reviewed here)
  14. Pat McGrath PermaGel Ultra Glide Eyeliners ($25) my one pick just reviewed here
  15. 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)
  16. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Bronzer Brush in White ($78) is the best bronzer brush I’ve used, I also use it for loose setting powder (review here, also available in the regular black/white version)
  17. 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
  18. Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick and LuxeTrance Lipsticks ($38 each, not shown in the collage) are among the best I’ve tried in lipstick formula (my picks swatched here)
  19. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30, not shown in the collage) is probably my favorite all purpose concealer, I use the shade Ginger (swatched here)
  20. NARS NARsissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette ($59, not shown in the collage) is still my favorite bold neutral eyeshadow palette (swatches here)
  21. Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coats ($28 each, not shown in the collage) are so pretty for the upcoming holiday season, they’re super glitzy but still really pretty (swatches and review here)

For my wishlist I have some skincare I want to stock up on. My favorite cleansers are the Kate Somerville Daily Gentle, Kate Somerville Eradikate, Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder, Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser. I’ve also been enjoying a lot from Kiehl’s including the Midnight Recovery Oil and the Kiehl’s x Kate Moross Midnight Must-Haves looks like a really good travel set. I’m a lipbalm junkie so I added the Kopari Kiss Set to my card. I also plan on getting another Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation + Concealer, Jo Malone Geranium Walnut Body Scrub and the La Mer Brilliance Brightening Mask. Andrew has asked for some replenishments on the Viktor and Rolf Spicebomb, Jack Black Turbowash and Kiehl’s Facial Fuel to name a few. I’ll do a haul post as soon as I can!

Dates and discount for all tiers:

  • 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.

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Happy shopping!

Florida Roundup Sales Travel

Weekend Links, Loves and Sales

May 28, 2017

Weekend Loves | The Beauty Look Book

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).

Summer Outfits | The Beauty Look Book

A closer look at the outfit items along with a few items I’ve been loving lately:

Loving Right Now | The Beauty Look Book

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.
  • Still in love with the Tom Ford Sole di Positano fragrance. Other spring to summer loves here.
  • 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%.
  • If you buy one lip moisturizer this season, make it one of the new Clarins Instant Light Lip Oils (reviewed and swatched here in case you missed the post).
  • Sunglasses in the Irving Style from J.Crew.

Weekend Summer Beauty Loves | The Beauty Look Book

Summer bliss at Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach, Florida

Weekend Sales and Deals

Weekend sales rounded up, first are the beauty sales:

  • Benefit Cosmetics – 20% off friends and family sale with code FRIENDS
  • Caudalie – skincare trio minis with Vinoperfect Overnight Renewal Cream, Vinoperfect Serum and Micellar Cleansing Water with orders $90 or more, use code RADIANCE, valid until 6/14
  • Clarins – 15% off orders with code MEMDAY15, valid through 5/29, receive a 7-piece glowing gift with any $100 order
  • 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

A few other ones that are on my radar:

  • Anthropologie – extra 40% off fresh cuts
  • Coach – summer sale up to 50% off selected styles
  • J.Crew – 30% off full price items with code SWEET, valid until 5/29
  • Joie – extra 20% off sale items, up to 60% off with code MD2017
  • Neiman Marcus – Designer Sale, save up to 40% off
  • Nordstrom – Half Yearly Sale, save up to 40% off now through June 4th
  • Rag and Bone – up to 50% off select items
  • Splendid – 30% off everything (including sale), use code SUMMER30, valid through 5/29
  • Shopbop – tons of items added to their spring sales section and so many good shoes!
  • Stuart Weitzman – 40% off sale spring styles

Any other good sales on your radar?

Weekend Fun Anna Maria Beaches, Florida

Press samples featured include the Supergoop! Sunscreen Mousse, Clarins Lip Oil, Tom Ford Sole di Positano.

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