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April’s Top 10

April 30, 2022

April Favorites

Another month has flown by and I can’t believe it! This has been one of the best months Andrew and I have had in a while, especially with the addition of Ollie to our family! Rounding up April’s Top 10 Favorites. Would love to hear what you loved this month too!

Naghedi St Barths Tote

Naghedi St Barths Medium Tote beautylookbook

I discovered Naghedi this year and love the woven neoprene material. I ordered a few of the St Barths Medium Totes in a few colors. I have from Dove, Capri and Cocoa (color featured). They come with a matching flat zip pouch and I absolutely love them! It’s the perfect size for me. Roomy and large but not too large. I can wear it over the shoulder or on the arm. Cocoa seems to be only available at Bloomingdale’s right now.

Naghedi St Barths Medium Tote beautylookbook\Naghedi St Barths Medium Tote beautylookbook

I just ordered a few of their makeup pouches too. They just launched a Waste Not Collection which includes pieces that use materials and scraps from previous launches. They have some really fun colorful variations! You can also find their products on their website Naghedi NYC.

Celine Sunglasses

Celine 50mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses in Milky White

Ollie is 14 weeks old!

I splurged on another pair of Celine 50mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses in Milky White. I had a gift card to use so I happily used it on these white sunglasses. I have the same ones in Havana/Green. They’re more on the trendy side for me but I love them! Available at Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom.

A quick look at some of my favorite Celine Styles

Top to bottom: 50 mm in Milky White / 50 mm polarized in Havana/Green, 48 mm Black/Smoke, 48 mm in Brown (light)

Celine Sunglasses Favorites

Bottega Cassette Belt Bag

Bottega Cassette Belt Bag

I love mini bags and have been loving the Bottega Cassette Belt Bag. I bought this in Miami and wear it cross body style. It fits my phone too! I filmed a Reel of what fits inside. It has a soft leather which feels super luxurious. Already plotting my next Bottega purchase!

 

Lululemon Belt Bags

Lululemon Everywhere and Mini Belt Bags

Obsessed with all things Lululemon! Both Andrew and I wear things from them almost daily. I love the Everywhere Belt Bags and have collected them in multiple colors. They recently launched a Mini Belt Bag style which I think is super cute. I’m wearing it below!

Lululemon Mini Belt Bag

Too Faced Palette

Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped Palette

The best eye palette this month for me was the Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped Palette. Love all the colors, the texture, formula and finish. Swatches and review in this post here.

Hermes Lip Oils

Hermes Hermesistible Infused Lip Care Oil

My favorite lip product this month was the Hermes Lip Oils. Still highly recommend them! Review + swatches here.

Tom Ford Eclat Nu

Tom Ford Eclat Nu Blush Duo

My favorite blush this month was the Tom Ford Eclat Nu Blush Duo. I wish they would launch more colors in this formula because it works so well with my skin type. Looks natural, has a subtle glow, blends perfectly right into the skin. Review + swatches here

Rare Beauty Tinted Moisturizer

Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturizer in 32N

I tested a lot of new foundations this month and I really love the Rare Beauty Positive Light Tinted Moisturizer in 32N. It looks natural, has a slightly dewy finish (but not too dewy), has enough pigment to even out the skin, and it lasts a decent amount of time for a tinted moisturizer.

Fragrance Favorites

Sol de Janerio Beija Flor Elasti-Cream

I have so many spring fragrance loves and will have a roundup soon. If I had to narrow down my absolute top picks this month though, it would be the Sol de Janerio Beija Flor Elasti-Cream for it’s sweet rich mix of jasmine and pink dragonfruit.

For perfumes I was pleasantly surprised by Mizensir Vert Empire*. It’s one of their new launches and it’s such a beautiful fresh green earthy scent. The notes include orange citrus, cardamom, sandalwood and sage. You can use my promo code SABRINA15 to save 15% off purchases at Mizensir (US).

  • Top notes: Essence of mandarin, essence of cardamom, paradisone
  • Heart notes: Essence of Petitgrain, essence of angelica roots, ambrox
  • Base notes: Essence of benzoin, essence of sage, essence of Australian sandalwood

Mizensir Vert Empire

That wraps up my top ten! What did you love this month?

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Beauty Favorites Nordstrom

10 Things I’m Loving Right Now

April 18, 2022

Nordstrom Beauty Spring Launches Cle de Peau, Jo Malone, Tom Ford

Excited to share a look at some newer beauty launches I’ve been testing out from Nordstrom! I’ve put together an edited roundup of 10 Things I’m Loving Right Now. There’s lot to explore right now from Nordstrom Beauty. I always check their Beauty and Fragrance New Arrivals weekly. They also have a fun Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Idea section with cute sets and ideas. Here’s what I’ve bought and loved recently.

Nordstrom Beauty Spring Launches Cle de Peau, Jo Malone, Tom Ford

New Cle de Peau

Cle de Peau Radiant Cream Foundation + Concealer New Formula O40

Cle de Peau has revamped a number of their cult classics. They reformulated the Cle de Peau Concealer and it now has SPF27. The new version is just as good and opaque as the original, but seems a bit smoother and slightly more lightweight in texture. I use the shade Buff for an exact match.

The Radiant Cream Foundation has also been reformulated and I like this one better than the original. This has a more natural finish, doesn’t feel as dewy/thick, and lasts all day even on my combination skin. From the newer reformulations I’ve also tried the Radiant Fluid Matte and Radiant Fluid Natural Foundation. Out of the three I prefer the Radiant Fluid or Radiant Cream for a natural glow with good coverage without looking heavy. I’m the shade O40 in all three formulas right now. In the summer I’ll use BF50.

Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu

For cheeks I’ve already featured the Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu and love it for a truly natural looking blush. It has a pretty medium pink and a soft beige. A number of you wanted to see it swatched on the arm and also next to Reflects Gilt so you could see the shimmer intensity. Eclat Nu has a very subtle radiant glow (no visible shimmer) while Reflects Gilt has that high shine reflective shimmer to it. Lasting power is great for me on both.

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu vs Reflects Gilt

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu vs Reflects Gilt swatches

Jo Malone

Jo Malone Bitter Mandarin, Aqua Lemon and Orange Blossom Hair Mist review

There are so many new beautiful fragrance launches this time of year. Roundup of my favorites to follow soon! Jo Malone launched quite a few in their New Blossoms Collection which includes Silk Blossom, Sea Daffodil and Bitter Mandarin. All three are gorgeous (I own Silk Blossom in last year’s limited-edition bottle). This year I picked up Bitter Mandarin which smells like a delicious citrus with orange and mandarin mixed with some warm amber for some zest. I would say it’s unisex leaning more towards the masculine side but I really love it on me.

There’s another collection of scents encased in a beautiful light turquoise bottle featuring their Wood Sage and Sea Salt (one of my favorites) alongside four other new scents. The citrus lover in me I fell in love with Aqua Lemon which has a mix of mandarin, lemon and cedarwood. It as an almost soft feel to it even though it’s a citrus. I also have Forest Moss on my radar which has juniper, geranium and moss.

Jo Malone also launched their Orange Blossom Hair Mist in a fun limited-edition packaging with a clear jar and white cap. I love their Orange Blossom scent so I thought this would be fun for summer.

Jo Malone Aqua Lemon

Too Faced

Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced launched another neutral palette called the Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette and I’m obsessed. It’s a scented eyeshadow palette. It smells like summer, almost like a beach or pool like scent. Colors are smooth and easy to blend. I love every single color and there’s a good range from light to dark so you can create a wide range of looks. I love the sparkles in this – they are best as toppers for me. Lasting power is great and there’s minimal fallout when I apply on the lids.

Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette

Lip Loves

Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight Lip Oils, Hermes Lip Oil, Gucci Lipsticks

Always love playing around with lip colors. I rediscovered my Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight Lip Oils. These are a unique gel balm formula that transforms into an oil when you apply. I love that these are hydrating, smooth and colors are beautiful. I love all three, but 2 Pretty is the perfect cool-pink shade.

I just reviewed the Hermes Hermèsistible Infused Lip Care Oils. I 100% think they’re worth the splurge and perfect for spring. Shade 3 is the best bright sheer pink I’ve tried in a long time!

Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight Lip Oils, Hermes Lip Oil, Gucci Lipsticks

Last is a look at two of the Gucci Rouge de Brilliant Glow and Care Lip Colors. These aren’t new but I just started using these again. I love these because they’re perfect swipe-and-go lip colors with a hydrating balm like finish but with good color coverage. Julie Blush is the perfect peachy pink and Sally Soft Honey is a pretty neutral pink beige. I want to try some of the brighter shades because the finish is so good. Soft shine, good coverage, good lasting power for a balm product and gorgeous colors!

Gucci Rouge de Brilliant Glow and Care Lip Color in Julie Blush

Gucci Rouge de Brilliant Glow and Care Lip Color in Sally Soft Honey

Nordstrom Beauty Spring Launches 2022

That wraps up my 10 Things I’m Loving Right now. If you’ve been wondering about any of these newer launches I hope this roundup helped! You can find all of my favorites available now at Nordstrom.

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Beauty Favorites

Everyday Makeup Favorites from Tarte

April 13, 2022

Everyday Makeup Favorites from Tarte

I’ve been playing with more and more from Tarte over the past year and I’ve discovered quite a few favorites! Tarte always has great options that are easy to wear and long-wearing. Here is what I’ve tested and loved so far!

Tarte Makeup Favorites

Concealers + Foundation

Tarte Face Tape, Shape Tape Concealer 36S

Shape Tape Concealer is a great opaque concealer that is easy to blend and stays put. Their newer Shape Tape Ultra Creamy is better for me. It’s creamier like the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, but the Tarte is thicker and has more coverage. I alternate between shades 35N or 36S for both formulas.

I’ve tried a few foundations from Tarte in the past but never found one I truly loved until recently. The latest one I’ve tried is the Face Tape Foundation in 36S which is a nice one if you like full coverage and long lasting power. Since it’s opaque you do need an almost exact match. I liked it but didn’t love it until I tried it with the Base Tape Hydrating Primer. It’s great for smoothing, priming and hydrating without feeling too heavy. I’ve been using a few mini samples and just ordered the full size.

Blush + Bronzer

Tarte Maneater Blush and Glow Cheek Plumps

The Maneater Blush and Glow Cheek Plumps are a huge hit for me! They’re a liquid-gel formula that’s easy to apply and blend. I have three of the neutrals in Buff, Pink and Peachy Pink which are great for everyday. They give the skin a dewy blush without looking or feeling too emollient or dewy.

For bronzers I like the Park Ave Princess Glow Bronzer for a natural glow. It’s a neutral bronze that looks nice without any orange undertones. They also have a Matte Version available in two shades.

Tarte Park Ave Princess Glow Bronzer

Tarte Blush, Bronzer, Foundation, Concealer Swatches

Eye Makeup

Tarte Leave Your Mark Eyeshadow Palette and Tartlette Baby Bloom

I’ve played with a few of their eyeshadow palettes and really love the Leave Your Mark Eyeshadow Palette. It has everything for a complete neutral tan-gold-pink eye look. I’ll use the shimmery pale shades as a cheek highlighter as well. Pigment is medium but buildable and colors are easy to blend. This is a great no-fuss kind of palette.

Tarte Leave Your Mark Palette swatches

Their mini eyeshadow palettes are also really cute and easy to wear. I love the Tartelette Baby Bloom for a pretty mix of colors. It has a good range with just 6 colors so you can create a number of different looks. It has pretty shimmers and a couple mattes.

Tartelette Baby Bloom Eyeshadow Palette swatches

The Quick Stick Shadow Liners are fun for a one-and-done kind of product. Just apply the cream shadow end all over the lid and line with the other side. The shadows stay put once they set and the liner is a nice creamy smudgeable kind of pencil. I have Taupe Luster + Black and Rose Gold + Brown. I just ordered the Golden Pink color. I think they’re going to be great for travel too.

Juicy Lip Balms

Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump in Primrose

Last but not least many of you know I’m a huge fan of the Maracuja Juicy Lip Balms. They’re some of the best click-style tinted balms that I’ve tried. My top 3 favorite colors are Grapefruit and Rose. They have pretty good pigment for a tinted balm. Love the hydrating feel, shine and texture.

They recently launched their Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump which has the same moisture, pigment and finish, just with a plumping effect. They feel cool on the lips and I love that the tingle is pretty minimal. I love all the colors I bought. I’m wearing Primrose in this post.

Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump

Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump

That wraps up my current Tarte favorites. There’s so much I haven’t tried yet and I’m slowly working my way through trying more in their line.

If you have any favorites let me know! I’ve been really curious about the Tartelette Full Bloom Eyeshadow Palette and SEA Power Flex Concealer. Let me know what else I should try if you’re a Tarte expert!

In this post I’m wearing:

  • Tarte Base Tape Hydrating Primer
  • Face Tape Foundation 36S
  • Shape Tape Ultra Creamy 36S
  • Quick Stick in Rose Gold / Brown
  • Leave Your Mark Eyeshadow Palette
  • Maneater Mascara Mini
  • Maneater Blush and Glow Peachy Pink
  • Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
  • Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump in Primrose
  • Top from Reformation

Makeup Look in Action in my latest Reel too!

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Items I hauled are from Tarte, Ulta Beauty and Sephora.

Beauty Favorites Sephora Skincare

Skincare Favorites + Staples from Sephora

March 31, 2022

Best Skincare to Shop During the Sephora Sale

The Sephora Spring Savings Event starts tomorrow! The event runs 4/1 through 4/11 for Beauty Insiders with early access for Rouge Members starting first. I’ve rounded up the best skincare tries by category. I rotate frequently depending on season and how my skin is acting. Here is what I’ve tried and loved. If you’re looking for something new I hope you find this list of recommendations helpful!

Dates and Details

Use code SAVESPRING at checkout to save. You can use the code multiple times throughout the event! The access dates and details for each tier (exclusions apply):

  • Rouge Members save 20% off 4/1 – 4/11
  • VIB Members can save 15% off 4/5 – 4/11
  • Insiders save 10% off 4/7 – 4/11

Also all Sephora Collection items are going to me marked down to 30% off (no promo code needed for these items) throughout the event. Here is what I have had in rotation and loved by category:

Cleansers + Makeup Removers

Best most repurchased cleansers are from Kate Somerville, I love pretty much everything in her line! She has an excellent range of effective skincare for all skin types.

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Toners + Serum + Moisturizers

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Night Treatment + Face Masks

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Sunscreens – Face

I’m currently testing a lot of sunscreens and will have a roundup as soon as I can, but here are my favorites right now:

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Body Care

I could probably do an entire list of body care favorites but to keep it edited and more streamlined, here are my favorites:

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Lip Treatments

My Top 5 formulas + Andrew’s favorite:

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That wraps up my favorites in skin care and body care! Let me know if you need any other recommendations or have questions! Stay tuned for another roundup tomorrow with my all-time favorite foundations + bases!

Beauty Favorites Nordstrom Roundup

Beauty Essentials to Pack For Your Next Vacation

March 14, 2022

Vacation Makeup Essentials

We’re back from another week in Miami and we had such a great time in the sunshine! Today I’m sharing my vacation makeup essentials featuring favorites from Nordstrom. They carry most of my go-to brands and beauty staples. I love browsing their New Beauty Launches on a weekly basis for the latest!

Stephanie Johnson Miami Makeup Bags

I’m always on the hunt for cute functional makeup bags to take on travel. Stephanie Johnson has some really cute options and I bought the Miami Palm Medium Makeup Bag ($35) and the Zip Around Medium Makeup Bag ($40). (There’s also a Jumbo Size available too).

The zip around case is the perfect size for essentials. Quality is great and they have other prints available too. The flat one is also nice and perfect to hold beach essentials like sunscreen, lip balm, perfume etc. I love the sleek and streamlined design. Also love being able to see inside through the sides since the material is slightly see-through.

Base Essentials

Vacation Makeup Essentials

My go-to vacation base combination is the Chanel CC Cream with SPF 50 ($55, I wear 40 Beige), YSL Touche Eclat All-Over Concealer Pen ($38, I wear Shade 3 or 4.5) and the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Filter Powder ($45, Shade Medium is my match). My base rotates depending on season and weather but time after time I keep going back to these 3 staples.

I love the Chanel CC Cream because it has the perfect texture and coverage (I blend it with a sponge) and has a high SPF. It’s one that lasts all day and looks good in photos.

The YSL Touche Eclat ($38) is a nice brightener for under the eyes and works to conceal redness around my nose. I use the classic Touche Eclat most of the time, but they also have a Touche Eclat High Cover version ($38). It has more coverage and in my experience it’s just as good, just more pigmented.

Pressed powders are always the way to go for for travel. I love the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Pressed Powder ($45) in Medium to set, blur and smooth the skin. Two other favorites for blurring powders are the Chantecaille Blur Finishing Powder ($79) or Sisley Blur Expert ($105). Expensive but worth the splurge!

Best Makeup Bases: Charlotte Tilbury, YSL and Chanel

Bronzer, Blush, Highlight

I love trying new bronzers each season. My go-to bronzer of the moment is the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Powder in Deep ($58). Anytime someone asks what bronzer I’m wearing it’s this one! For my no-fuss natural looking blush I love the NARS Orgasm Blush ($30) for a pretty flattering soft peachy pink with gold shimmer. The Tom Ford Soleil Highlighting Duo in Reflects Gilt ($89) has been a long-time staple I really love too. I also use this on the eyes sometimes!

NARS Orgasm Blush

Vacation Makeup Essentials Chanel Les Beiges, NARS Orgasm, Tom Ford Reflects Gilt

Eye Makeup Favorites

For the eyes I think the Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Crème in Tiger Eye ($89) is the perfect palette for a pretty vacation eye look. I brought 3 eye palettes with me on my trip and this was the easiest to use for a quick eye look. My current favorite eyeliners are the Sisley Phyto-Khol Star ($62) in Sparkling Bronze and Black. They have lots of colors and the formula stays put all day (also available in a Matte Version). I always pack the Tom Ford Eye Defining Liquid Pen ($59) for a liquid liner. My favorite mascara right now is the Diorshow Iconic Overcurl ($29.50).

Eye Makeup Favorites

Lip Favorites

Spring to Summer Lip Favorites

For lips I tend to pack way too many lip products even though I usually use 1-2 shades on vacation! I’m all about the shine lipsticks and absolutely love the Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine ($60) for a hydrating lipstick with a glossy finish. Dior just launched their new Addict Shine Refillable Lipstick ($39) and they have so many good colors. I picked up a few of the neutrals and immediately fell in love with their classic Nude Look 100. They also have a few Couture Cases in Silver, Denim and Pink available separately. You can interchange them which is super cute and fun! (Haul + review on what I picked soon.)

The NARS Afterglow Lip Shine in Orgasm ($26) offers the smoothest finish I’ve tried for a gloss with a pretty peachy pink shine. Love pairing this with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Pencil ($18) in Sun Baked.

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Sunscreen, Perfume, Hair

Vacation Perfume and Sunscreen favorites

I’m currently testing several new sunscreen formulas and will have a roundup soon. The one I liked the best during my trip was the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion ($49). It has a clear transparent finish (no white cast), has a good dry down, blends in easily and has the longest lasting power on me. It’s easy to reapply without feeling goopy or thick.

My go-to vacation perfume is the Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel in Paris-Riviera ($90 to $140). I have this in both the travel and full size. It’s my most-worn scent these days and it’s Andrew’s favorite on me! I also adore the Tom Ford Soleil Blanc in the Shimmering Body Oil (love the mini sized duo).

I’ve started to get into scrunchies for hair accessories and splurged on this chic Saint Lauren Bandana Scrunchie. Spendy but I love it. Lots of other cute Hair Accessories at Nordstrom that are more affordable in hair clips, scrunchies, scarfs and more.

For hair styling products I found the dpHUE Color Fresh Leave-In Conditioner ($28) to be the best multi-tasker for me. It worked to detangle, condition and smooth the hair while doubling as a good heat protectant for my hair dryer.

Vacation Makeup Favorites

You can find all of my favorites at Nordstrom.

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Many thanks to Nordstrom for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.

Beauty Favorites

Recent Hits and Misses

March 11, 2022

Beauty Hits and Misses

Sharing a roundup of some recent beauty hits and misses from things I’ve been trying lately! I rediscovered some older favorites on my recent trip and also put some new beauty buys to the test. Thought it would be fun to share them with you!

I used the Chanel CC Cream the entire week we were in Miami. I’ve loved it for years (original review here)! It has high SPF and great natural looking coverage. Love that it lasts all day on me and evens out the skin nicely. It’s one I keep going back to even though I try to rotate and incorporate other formulas into my routine. I love it. Highly recommend.

Chanel CC Cream 40 Beige

For the complexion I repurchased a few of the NARS Liquid Blushes (original review here, time flies!). I’ve been loving the Liquid Blush in Orgasm and it’s just as good as I remember. These work well alone or layered under a powder blush. Pigment is excellent and easy to blend. A little goes a long way.

Bronzer-wise I have been loving the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Powder in Medium-Deep or Deep for a subtle luminous glow. Since these powders are more skin-tone colored (versus a cool or warm bronzer) I find them really natural on the skin. You won’t see any greyish or orangey undertone. Color is natural and buildable. They have a very subtle luminosity to them which makes the skin glow without any harsh shimmer.

Chanel Les Beiges Deep and NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm

For the lips I’ve been loving the Naturium Phyto-Glow Lip Balm* (available at Naturium and Target). These come in a clear option and tinted versions as well. I brought the clear with me on my trip and love the thick lush formula. It has a really nice cooling tip applicator (similar to the Hourglass Lip Oils). It’s hydrating, comfortable and smooth.

Naturium Lip Balm, ABH Peach Bud, Sisley Sheer Blossom

Also obsessed with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Liner in Sun Baked + Lipstick in Peach Bud combo for the perfect medium peachy lip (swatches here). I just reviewed the new Sisley Phyto Rouge Shine and my favorites are Sheer Blossom and Petal. In case you missed it you can see them in action on my latest Reel too!

 

Another lip combo I’ve been loving is the Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Color in Bloom (new shade at Tarte) on top of the Makeup By Mario Ultra Suede Sculpting Lip Pencil in Johnny. The lip pencil is the perfect medium pink rose color I feel like I’ve been searching for my whole life. It’s close to my natural lip color just a little more pink. Topping it with any light pink color gives the perfect juicy glossy pink lip.

Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip in Bloom and Makeup by Mario Lip Pencil in Johnny

The eyeshadow palette that has been getting me the most compliments lately is the Tarte Leave Your Mark Eyeshadow Palette. It’s a nice one for any beachy vacation! Or even for everyday wear. It’s a softer glowy and less glitzy version of the Patrick TA Major Dimension Palette (at least in my eyes). Colors are soft and easy to layer. I think they’re no-fuss colors for a good eye look. (I just ordered the Leave Your Mark VII which is deeper and peachier.)

Tarte Leave Your Mark Eyeshadow Palette

I tried Skylar perfumes at Sephora while on my trip and really fell in love with a few of them, in particular Salt Air and the Vanilla Sky. I decided to buy the Discovery Sampler Set first before committing to one. They’re fresh and clean smelling. I am definitely buying Salt Air. Trying to decide on one more too.

Skylar Perfume Discovery Set

I’ve been searching for a more affordable body wash that I really love. All the ones I like tend to be on the spendy side. Naturium sent a package of skincare for me to try and I’ve been really loving all of their body washes. Still working my way through the different formulas but my favorite is the Glow Getter Multi-Oil Body Wash*. It’s an oil-to-gel formula with a decent lather and hydrating formula. It’s nicely moisturizing but doesn’t leave any film or residue on the skin like a lot of hydrating body washes. A solid win and I’m 100% repurchasing this when it’s used up.

Naturium Glow Getter Body Wash and Oribe Hair Alchemy

Still loving the Oribe Hair Alchemy* line for their Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner. I brought these with me on my vacation and even though it took up extra space it was 100% worth bringing.

A hair care line that just popped on my radar is Michael Van Clarke. It’s one that’s new to me and I have fallen head over heels in love with their No 1 Brush*. It truly is a game changer for brushing and smoothing the hair. It has different levels/sizes of flexible nylon bristles within the brush to detangle, fluff and brush out the hair smoothly. I want the travel size for my purse or for travel too. You can find it online at their website Michael Van Clarke.

I splurged on a Celine Comb at the Miami Design District. It was crazy expensive but I love it. It’s so chic! Full Celine haul on reels too.

 

Beauty Misses Makeup By Mario, Sol de Janeiro, Glow Recipe

Last we have some misses for me. I tried some new things at Sephora, all of which had mixed reviews. Makeup by Mario launched new Ultra Suede Cozy Lip Cremes and I bought two shades he launched first (new ones were just added today). I have Nude Suede and Pinky Brown. Formula is ok, I would say it’s true to the description. Whipped matte lips often are challenging for me because the colors look dusty and lifeless on me. Colors were a fail on my lip and skin tone. There’s not enough warmth in these two shades so I look like a corpse with these. I don’t think I’ll check out the other colors.

I also had high hopes for the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Glossy Nourishing Anti-Frizz Hair Oil as I’m a huge fan of the scent and have loved everything from the line. The formula is ultra thick, almost goopy. I showed a preview on stories and dozens of you messaged me saying it was a miss. It is indeed VERY thick and heavy. Even one tiny drop is thick – I had to wipe off most of the excess on a paper towel before applying to my hair. A review at Sephora describes it like olive oil for the hair and I think that description is spot on. I did try it and it worked well on my hair. But the consistency and fact that I have to wipe off product on a paper towel makes it too high maintenance for me to be willing to use. So this is a miss for me too.

Last miss for me is sadly the new Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinimide Sunscreen with SPF 50. I had such high hopes for this one! The packaging is excellent and I love the dispenser at the tip. I tried this on bare skin and also on top of one of the Glow Recipe serums. I really wanted to love it but it pilled like crazy as I blended it into the skin. Some areas I was able to blend it in, but I had patches of white peeling product on different areas. Even after I tried to fix it Andrew told me it looked terrible and that I should wash my face immediately. Was really sad about it because the texture felt nice, scent wasn’t too strong and my face actually felt nice. But the pilling is a major deal breaker. This one is going back.

That wraps up my recent beauty hits and misses! We just got back from our Miami trip so I will be getting back to work ASAP! I have lots to share with you in the next week.

What have you been loving lately? Any misses for you?

 

 

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Beauty Favorites

January Favorites

January 31, 2022

January Beauty Favorites | The Beauty Lookbook

I’m rounding up my January favorites for the month! Here’s the edited list of what I’ve been loving!

Hermes Les Mains Hermes Nourishing Oil and Necessaire Body Oil

I’ve been loving the Necessaire Body Oil for a really nice body oil that’s hydrating and fragrance-free. It absorbs nicely into the skin and leaves the skin feeling super hydrated. I still really love the Sisley Velvet Body Cream and La Mer Body Cream I featured in my Self-Care Favorites, but sometimes it’s nice to have an unscented option! Also one that is more affordable but still has that luxe feel.

I hauled a few of the Hermes nail products last year, one was on backorder and the Les Mains Hermes Nourishing Oil finally arrived! It’s quite an expensive cuticle oil but I really love it. It’s hydrating and effective. This formula is one that keeps selling out and has been a little hard to find but I pre-ordered it from Saks a while ago and it finally came in the mail. Currently available at Hermes, Selfridges and Saks (pre-order) but I do see it pop up on other retailers every once in a while when it restocks.

January Beauty Favorites Sabrina The Beauty Lookbook

For foundation I reviewed three new ones recently and out of all of them the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin has been my favorite formula in 6 Neutral (on the face here). It has just the right amount of glow, coverage, texture and finish that I like. Similar to the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation but the Charlotte Tilbury seems just slightly more opaque. Some shades have sold out so you may have to do a bit of searching to find your match. Available at Charlotte Tilbury, Nordstrom and Sephora.

For color my go-to neutral blush is Laura Mercier Fresco. It’s been featured here before many times and I love it for the color and slight hint of shimmer. It’s the perfect neutral tan blush with some peach tones to give you a bit of natural color. Swatches + comparisons in this post here.

My go-to eyeshadow palettes have been the Natasha Denona Biba (review + swatches here) and Too Faced Natural Nudes (review here).

I found the perfect opaque baby pink nail polish with Dior Rose Quartz. It has the perfect undertone: pale, not too chalky, not too blue. It’s also opaque and smooth with 2 coats. I ordered it from Dior.com and it’s pure love.

January Lip Favorites

January Lip Favorites

For the lips I have so many loves but if I had to narrow it down to my top four, I’ve been loving the Dior Lip Maximizer in Bronze from holiday (review here). It’s a limited-edition color and I bought a backup. It’s a sheer bronze sparkle lip plumper. The Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath in Gold is similar if you can’t find the Dior one.

My love for the Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balms continues! I’ve been loving Grapefruit for a nice juicy soft peach. (Currently on sale at Tarte!)

The Makeup By Mario Ultra Suede Sculpting Lip Pencil Johnny (swatched here too) has been a go-to for the perfect neutral pink. It’s not too dark, not too light, just the perfect in between kind of rose pink.

I love a good tinted lip balm and love the Chanel Rouge Coco Baumes from their Spring-Summer Collection, Flirty Coral is my favorite, but I love all the colors.

Byredo Young Rose Perfume Review

I bought the Byredo Young Rose as soon as it was available in the 50 ml size. It’s such a pretty spring time perfume and even though it’s named Young Rose, I don’t really detect a lot of rose notes. It’s a fresh sweet floral kind of scent, but not in an overpowering overly sweet way. Notes include Sichuan Pepper, Ambrette Seeds, Damascena Rose, Orris, Musk, Ambroxan.

Olaplex Favorites

For the hair, I’ve been loving the Olaplex Bonding Oil + Bond Smoother mixed for a smooth frizz-free blowout. A lot of you have been so kind to comment on how smooth my hair always seems to look. The reality is it takes a lot of work to maintain as I have naturally frizzy hair which requires a lot of smoothing, styling and extra help to keep smooth! In case you want to see my routine you can check out the Reel I did with Ulta Beauty.

 

A few other staples I’ve been loving. Long-time readers know I’m a huge fan of APL! I did a Roundup Review of the styles in an older post that I reference anytime I get questions about comfort, sizing, style favorites. I still wear them nearly everyday. They wash easily in the washing machine although I give them a soak first in the tub. Scuff marks and stains come out easily with some dish soap and a sponge. I throw them in the washing machine and then air dry them.

Favorite sneaker style is the Techloom Breeze.

APL Techloom Breeze, Cotton Citizen Sweatshirt, Lululemon Align Leggings

APL Favorites Sabrina

Sizing, style info, etc in THIS POST HERE.

Also love the APL Slides!

Favorite APL Slides

Last mention is the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag. I’ve loved this for so long but don’t think I’ve done a full review. They had a few cute fleece options over the holiday which have sold out, but I also love the classic nylon material. The size is perfect for on-the-go kind of use. I use this whenever Andrew and I go on long walks. I also used it to walked Lucy too (RIP). It’s nice to carry just the essentials without having to carry a full purse.

I have it in multiple colors. Everywhere Belt Bag colors top to bottom is the light grey (older color), Pastel Pink, Mulled Wine and Black. Sweatshirt is Lululemon, biker shorts are Free People.

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

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What was on your favorites list this month?

 

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