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Top Makeup Picks to Shop During the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event

November 1, 2019

Sephora Holiday Bonus Event Makeup Favorites

It’s that time of year again and the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event starts today for Rouge Beauty Insiders! Sephora Rouge Members have early access starting today 11/1 through 11/6 and can save up to 20% off purchases online and in store with code HOLIDAYSAVE (some exclusions apply). Dates for all tiers are as follows:

  • Rouge Members can save 20% off 11/1 to 11/11
  • VIBs can save 15% off 11/7 to 11/11
  • Beauty Insiders can save 10% off 11/7 to 11/11

I’ve been a Beauty Insider for years and highly recommend you sign up if you’re not one already. As a member you will get access to perks such as early access to events, launches, promotions and more. You can sign up in store or online. The discount is available for multi-use both online and in stores. Does not apply to taxes, shipping and some exclusions (listed at end of post).

I’m rounding up my top makeup picks for eyes, lips, cheeks and complexion. I have so many tried and true favorites it was a challenge to edit down my list but I’ve narrowed down my list to my top picks.

Best Makeup at Sephora: Hourglass, Natasha Denona, Tom Ford, NARS


Lip Favorites

Best Lip Colors NARS, Charlotte Tilbury and Pat McGrath Labs

I’ve been using the NARS Afterglow Lip Balm and Oil-Infused Lip Tints in Orgasm religiously for months. If you are in search of a pretty flushed pink with hydration I highly recommend both! You can find both in minis in the NARS Orgasm Mini Set (has a blush/highlighter duo, lip balm and lip oil). I think it would make a great gift for holiday. Any of the tinted Oil-Infused Lip Tints are nice as well – I really love Primal Instinct.

Pat McGrath is another favorite and I love every single formula she has launched for lips. The best formula for me is her BlitzTrance Lipstick in Skin Flixx for a pretty everyday neutral. Her Permagel Ultra Lip Pencils in Done Undone and Bare Rose are super long wearing and great lips but better colors. Her LUST Gloss is the best for a smooth cushiony non-sticky gloss (also available in two mini sets).

Charlotte Tilbury is a brand I always have in rotation. You can’t go wrong with her Lip Lustre, Lip Cheat or Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk. They’re the perfect everyday rose neutrals. I’m also really obsessed with her Collagen Lip Bath in Rosy Glow which makes the lips look super full and luscious!

Fenty Beauty Holiday Glossy Posse Set

The one lip set I think everyone needs is the Fenty Glossy Posse set. It has 5 minis of the Gloss Bomb and every single color is beautiful. They are sweetly scented like cherry candy and they all have shimmer. Colors include Confetti (iridescent opal), Fu$$y (soft light mauve pink), Pretty Please (shimmery hot pink), Cheeky (hot coral), Hot Chocolit (perfect cocoa shimmer).


Cheek and Highlighter Favorites

Best Holiday Cheek Palette: Hourglass Ghost

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Ghost Edition has been in heavy rotation ever since I bought it. I’ve worn it a lot more than I anticipated and it’s so easy to use for everyday. Since it’s a pricey item I think the Sephora Holiday Event is a great time to save. I also really like the Ambient Lighting Ghost Blush Palette as well for more color.

Blush and Highlighter Favorites

For a more glowy highlight the Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighter and Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Duo in Moodlight offer the prettiest noticeable glow. For a slightly deeper and honey highlighter the Fenty Killawatt Highlighter in Afternoon Snack/Mo Honey has been a really nice option for my medium tan skin. I think any of these will be great for the upcoming holiday season.

If you want something more subtle the Tom Ford Glow Drops are perfect for a very soft highlight and glow that isn’t glaring or sharp.


Eye Makeup Favorites

Best Eye Palettes at Sephora

My eye makeup staples include the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Caramel and Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Rosegold or Copper. I wear these on a weekly basis. Other makeup basics for me include the Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner (I love the colors Bourbon and Double Life) and Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel.

For an added sparkle/top coat the Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadows and Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coats are the best options I’ve tried.

Natasha Denona Biba Palette

For palettes the Natasha Denona Biba Palette and Mini Nude Palette are 100% worth the splurge. It’s rare that I like every single color in a palette but both of these are pure love for me. The Biba palette has the most beautiful creamy like powder texture to blend and layer.

For a quick and easy eye the NARS Mini Wanted is also still in frequent use for me. It’s convenient with the mini size. The colors layer beautifully for a full eye look. If you want to go for a splurge you can’t go wrong with any of the Tom Ford Eye Color Quads. I like Honeymoon, Nude Dip and Body Heat the most.


Base Favorites

Concealer and Foundation Favorites

Foundation and powder favorites remain the same for me. This time of year is a time when I’ll stock up on a concealer or powder to replace what I run out of. Laura Mercier has been the line I’ve used the most these days. I think the reformulated Tinted Moisturizer is excellent for no-makeup makeup days. I really love her Flawless Fusion Longwear Foundation (it’s my favorite!) and her Flawless Fusion Concealer in 2W and 3W are perfect for under eyes and to highlight.

The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Pressed Powder in Medium is my holy grail setting powder for a truly perfect blurring effect. I’ve started using the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders again in Dim Light and it’s a nice one to layer on top of my foundation for a subtle glow or to blend out the edges of blush or bronzer for a more diffused look.

In terms of foundation application I swear by the beautyblenders for the best application and blending. Many of you want to know what I recommend for a brush and the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Brush works to buff and blend liquids or creams.


That wraps up my top makeup picks! To recap the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event starts today for Rouge Members online (with code HOLIDAYSAVE) and in store as well for savings up to 20% off purchases. A separate skin/hair post to follow. Let me know if you want a haul post too!

Per Sephora, here are the exclusions: Valid on merchandise purchases made in Sephora US stores, Sephora Canada stores, Sephora inside JCPenney stores, and on and Offer not valid on On Friday, 11/1/19 in stores only, Rouge client and one guest of Rouge who is a member of the Beauty Insider program and is present at the time of redemption will be eligible for 20% off all merchandise purchases. Not valid on The Ordinary and MAC Cosmetics VIVA GLAM products. Clients are limited to the purchase of one Dyson item and five Morphe items per SKU per transaction. Not valid on in-store services, previous purchases, purchases of gift cards or eGift cards, FLASH, PLAY! by SEPHORA, gift wrapping, packaging, taxes, or shipping & handling charges. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Sephora is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen offer materials or barcodes. Offer has no cash value and may not be altered, sold, bartered or transferred. Rouge status must be attained prior to redemption. No minimum purchase required. Due to heavy demand, Sephora FLASH delivery times cannot be guaranteed for this offer. Not valid on orders shipping outside the US or Canada. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offer or reward. Sephora and JCPenney employees are not eligible for these offers. Sephora may modify or cancel offer at any time.



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

Beauty Favorites Sales Sephora

Top 25 Makeup Must-Haves in My Weekly Beauty Routine From Sephora

May 2, 2019

Top 25 Makeup Essentials for Everyday Makeup

The Sephora Beauty Insider Spring Bonus Event opens up to all Beauty Insiders today! It’s available both online and in stores now through 5/6 with the following codes:

  • Rouge Members receive 20% off purchases with code HEYROUGE
  • VIBs receive 15% off with code HEYVIB
  • Beauty Insiders receive 10% off with code HEYINSIDER

If you’re not a Beauty Insider yet you can still join (details here). You’ll get access to events and beauty rewards as you accumulate points with all your purchases. Last week I rounded up my go-to skincare and haircare favorites. Today I’m excited to partner with Sephora to share my Top 25 makeup go-to’s that I use every week. As a beauty blogger I frequently rotate products as I test and review the newest launches. Still many of you want to know what my daily staples are. While I don’t use the same things everyday I do have a handful of products that are in my beauty routine every week without fail. Here are my Top 25!

Best Everyday Makeup Staples



Favorite Makeup Bases NARS, Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier and Armani Luminous Silk

The base products I use every week include the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (1) for a luminous natural glow, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation (2) for the longest lasting matte full coverage, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (3) for the best brightening under eye concealer and my beautyblender (4) to give me a flawless seamless foundation application. To add a glow to the base I really love the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (5). I use it both underneath or on top of foundation to highlight places I want a little more glow.

Favorite Foundation Armani Luminous Silk and Beautyblender



Tatcha Silk Canvas Full vs Mini

For primers I often rotate depending on what base I use. Whenever someone asks me “what’s the best primer?” my answer is dependent on what base you use. It’s best to use something that’s compatible, ie oil free primers with oil free bases etc. My most-used primer is the Tatcha Silk Canvas (6). It helps keep everything in place on my face and works with most of my foundations. They now have it in a mini size which I just bought! I’m restocking on the full size because I’m nearly out of my larger one.



Best Setting Powders La Mer, Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier and Hourglass

Long-time readers can guess what my favorite setting powders are because you will usually see the same powders used in every single makeup breakdown. For loose powder my top picks are Laura Mercier Translucent Loose (7) and Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder (8). Both work to set every kind of liquid or cream foundation without looking cakey or heavy. They keep everything looking soft and matte without looking dry. For pressed powders I swear by the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish (9) for a perfect blurred finish and the La Mer Pressed in Light or Medium (10) for a sheer natural finish.

Best Setting Powder Charlotte Tilbury



Best Natural Glowy Blushes Hourglass and Charlotte Tilbury

I like to keep things glowy and soft for blush on most days so I prefer blushes that have a little shimmer and glow mixed in. For the person who is afraid to wear blush the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic (11) blushes are really perfect. They have two shades in each compact to give you depth and dimension without looking overdone. My most-worn shade is Love Glow which is a perfect pinky peach. If you want a nude opt for First Love (best nude blush ever) or Pillow Talk for that perfect pinky brown flush. I also love layering Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes (12) on because they have highlighter and pigment in one. Incandescent Electra is my go-to soft coral.

Best Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Love Glow




Favorite Eye Makeup Staples

My go-to eye makeup products are the ones that are easy to use. For brows I alternate between the Diorshow Brow Styler (13) in Universal Brown or Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (14) in Medium Brown or Caramel (depending on my highlights). They come with a spoolie at the end to brush out. I love that they have a twist up format so no sharpening required! I also use the Hourglass Arch Fiber Brow Gel (15) on a regular basis to groom and fill in brows without looking too heavy.

For eyeshadows I swear by the Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Sticks (16). I use these almost daily as an all over base for powder shadows or just on easy makeup days for an all over wash. Rose Gold and Copper are the best shades for me! I also really love the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Shadow (17) in Bette. It’s the perfect shimmering gold for a lid color.

For eyeshadow palettes my go-to’s have changed over the years from neutral to more neutral warm. Since moving to Florida and getting more tan I find I’ve gravitated towards warmer colors! My top two palettes are Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Honeymoon (18) which is my second one because I’ve used it so much and hit pan and the new Natasha Denona Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette (19) which I’ve used every week since discovering it. Both offer a complete eye look with light and deep shades.

The best shimmer shadow is the Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadows (20). Anytime someone asks me what my shimmer shadow is, it’s usually one of these layered on top of powder shadow for that added glow! I think every color is a must-have. I bought every single one and love them but the two colors that get the most compliments are Blaze and Smoke.

Eye Makeup Essentials




Best Everyday Lip Colors

I’m a neutral lip lover at heart and prefer gloss for a shiny luminous glow. My most-used colors and products include the Pat McGrath LUST Gloss (21) in Faux Real (although all of her shades are really incredible), Fenty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow (22), Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip in Lychee Baby (23), Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk (24) and the Lip Cheat Lip Pencil in Pillow Talk (25).

Below wearing the Pillow Talk Liner, adding Fenty Glow on the right:

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk and Fenty Glow Gloss Bomb


Sephora Makeup Must-Haves

That wraps up my most-used go-to makeup products that I have in rotation every single week! Some product categories are missing because I rotate each week and can’t commit to just one or two! For example I probably alternate highlighters the most frequently because sometimes I like liquid, other days I prefer powder. Same goes for eyeliner, mascara, etc.

I hope you enjoyed this makeup roundup! I can share what I ended up hauling if you’re interested (let me know in the comments)! In the meantime here is what I plan on hauling during the Beauty Insider event. I already picked up a few things but will probably make one more stop for some more things to try.

To recap, event is going on both in stores and online at Sephora:

  • Rouge Members receive 20% off purchases with code HEYROUGE
  • VIBs receive 15% off with code HEYVIB
  • Beauty Insiders receive 10% off with code HEYINSIDER

Shop my favorites in this post, face, cheeks and eyes:

Favorites for lips:


Many thanks to Sephora for partnering to sponsor this post! Press samples featured include the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose, Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip, Pat McGrath LUST Gloss, Hourglass Veil Powder. As always all opinions my own.

Fashion Lifestyle Roundup Sales

Instagram Roundup / Loving Right Now

April 12, 2019

Sam Edelman Gala Sandals White Spring Sandal Season

Happy Friday! I have an Instagram roundup on some outfits and accessories I’ve been loving lately. A few of you have asked for more info on sizing/scale of the mini bags I’ve posted in a few flatlays so I’m sharing all the details today!

Quick note that a few retailers are having sales going on right now that you might want to take advantage of. Many of my accessories are on sale!

  • Shopbop’s sale ends April 13th (extended by one day) with code EVENT19 you can save 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500
  • Nordstrom is price matching a lot of the items from the Shopbop Sale (you’ll have to search by brand or product name)
  • Tory Burch is having a sale event through April 15th, 20% off $200, 25% off $350 and 30% off $500 (there are quite a few exclusions), use code SPRING
  • J.Crew is having a sale with 50% off sale styles and 40% off everything else, online only with code SALEUPGRADE, ends April 15th (update)


Sam Edelman Gala Sandals, Jcrew Toothpick Jeans, Ark Bag Dupe

Ark Bag dupe / Sandals Sam Edelman / Jeans Jcrew Toothpick / Polish Chanel Joyau

I did a quick series on Instagram Stories about one of my Ark Bags. This one shown above was a gifted dupe and it’s a very well made one. The differences between the real Cult Gaia and this one are slight, I wish I knew where it was from but it was a gift and I’m a little embarrassed to ask! A few of you mentioned you think it’s this one from Amazon or possibly this one from Tuckernuck. Based on what I’ve seen for the bamboo/wood ones the dupes are very well constructed. If I knew where my exact dupe was from I would 100% buy it.

My favorite sandals this season are from Sam Edelman. I bought a couple pairs and these Gala Sandals are on sale at Shopbop. They run true to size and are very comfortable.

I recently rediscovered J.Crew denim, I always thought their jeans were pricey but with the sales it makes them 100% worth it. The 9 inch high rise has a good fit where it doesn’t feel like they are falling off like lowrise ones. No belt needed for this style and at the same time they aren’t too high it makes me feel like I’m wearing pants up to my chest. They’re a little stretchy but still sturdy enough to hold everything up and in! My favorites however are still from Paige in the Verdugo Ankle style (any color). Out of all the brands/styles I’ve tried I think Paige has the most flattering cuts and fit.


Cult Gaia Mini Ark Bag Natural

Cult Gaia Ark Bag Mini in Natural / Sunglasses Rayban / Lipstick Tom Ford Carriacou (review soon) / Hair Oil Gisou Mini / Bracelet Celine

My curiosity got the best of me and I felt like I just had to know what the original was like. I bought the real Cult Gaia Ark Bag in the Mini Size Natural Color from Nordstrom (also available at Shopbop) and think it’s SO cute. The real ones have the Cult Gaia branding inside the handle and in between the strips are tiny round beads while the dupes usually have a gap with the clear plastic showing. I’m 5’3″ and find minis fit my frame better in general but they aren’t always practical because of how little they hold. The mini measures 6.25 inches tall, 9 inches long, 2.5 inches deep. (Scroll down for a photo of me wearing the mini.) I think it’s the cutest thing ever and it is big enough to hold my wallet, phone, keys, a compact, sunglasses and a couple lipsticks. I do think the bigger sizes, even the small is more practical to hold more things without overwhelming your frame. I’m keeping the mini I bought and my gifted dupe – think both are the perfect summer bag, even years after it originally launched. If you want something more unique opt for the Tortoise or pretty Acrylic Colors, I love the blue and melon colors!

Quick note on my sunglasses from Rayban, the style code I have is RB2185 and I have the polarized options which are slightly more expensive than the non-polarized versions. I did not realize this until after I bought mine. I know people say polarized sunglasses have better protection for the eyes, but sometimes I don’t like the way they shift colors. I still really love mine and I own quite a few polarized sunglasses. Just wanted to tell you in case you wanted to know or wanted something around $50 cheaper opt for the regular versions.


Staud Mini Shirley in White and Tory Burch Emmy Sandals

Bag Staud Mini Shirley / Sandals Tory Burch / Hat Lack of Color / Lips Bobbi Brown Lychee Baby, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Liner, Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss / Perfume Byredo Bal D’Afrique / Earrings Mikimoto / Sunglasses Celine

I’ve had the Staud Mini Shirley bag for a little over a year now and love it! As with the minis vs small, I do like my mini, but the bigger options are going to be a lot more practical. I wish I bought the small size but since I use this for days I only carry essentials. It’s perfect for date nights or quick trips out. It doesn’t have a shoulder strap or long handle to throw over the arm which is the only downside to this style for me. They did just launch another clear option called the Clear Bissett Bag which seems more practical if you need a longer handle to hold over the shoulder or want something a little bigger around.

These style Tory Burch Emmy Sandals run a little small, I’d recommend going a 1/2 size up. I normally wear 6.5 in their millers, with these I opted for a 7. The classic Millers are still the most comfortable as the sole of these are stiffer, but they’re still easy to wear for me.


AGolde Parker Shorts in Swapmeet

Hat Lack of Color / Sandals Tory Burch / Shorts AGolde / Black case The Daily Edited / Sunglasses Chanel (old style) / Polish is Chanel Le Vernis Jaspe

I bought the AGolde Parker Shorts the last time Shopbop had a sale and this was the first time I tried high rise shorts. They’re on the high side as described but it’s a nice change from the shorter lower waist options I’ve tried. Color shown is Swapmeet which is a lighter blue and they have some fun distressing giving them a more casual vibe. I also love the color Rock Steady which is a more traditional classic blue jean color.

To this day Tory Burch Millers are still my favorite sandals. The sand patent has lasted the longest for me. I’ve worn my others TO DEATH and they are starting to wear, but they have lasted probably 5 years and I’ve worn them EVERYWHERE so I think they were well worth the splurge. My brown leather ones have seen better days – but they have lived through a lot of travel, rain, humidity and moving. I’m planning to repurchase and replace them soon.


Clare V Petite Sandy and Sam Edelman Beckie Slides

Bag Clare V Petite Sandy / Card Case Gucci / Polish Chanel Perle de Corail / Sunglasses Celine / Sandals Sam Edelman Beckie

Another sale splurge last month was the Clare V Petite Sandy and I did not realize how small it was going to be even after checking the dimensions online. I still love it and think it’s the perfect size for me! (See one photo down to see how small it is.) The larger Sandy is more of what I envisioned this being like though because it’s bigger and has a longer strap to hold over the shoulder. You can buy a separate shoulder strap from Clare V for a lot of their bags which is something I’m considering for my petite option.

Another pair of Sam Edelman shoes I’ve been loving are the Beckie Style in Natural Raffia (runs true to size for me). They have a similar style called Bay Cutout which has solid/smooth leather but I have not tried those yet. The Beckie options are the woven material and it’s very sturdy and comfortable with a slight cushion like the Gala.


By request, a few mirror selfies to show scale of the bags. I’m 5’3″ and 118 pounds (I’ve gained weight with our indulgent Miami vacation eating and have also gained muscle weight with our weight training). The struggle to stay fit is real when there are so many tempting good food places to try when you travel. I’ve been fluctuating like a yoyo.

Left photo:

Right photo:

OOTD AG Robyn Jacket White, Mother Denim Skirt, Cult Gaia Mini Ark, Staud Mini Shirley, Celine Round Sunglasses

Below more photos of another mini bag:

OOTD Madewell Tie Front Top, AGolde Parker Shorts in Swapmeet, Clare V Petite Sandy, Stuart Weitzman Nearlynude Black


One last post from Instagram! I mentioned the Anthropologie Cloudfleece top a while back and a lot of you wanted to know what it looked like on. I posted a photo sharing the Mint color. It’s super soft and lightweight and hangs nicely for a relaxed fit. I’m wearing the XS here.

You also wanted to know how big/small the Tory Burch Marsden Crossbody is on me. It measures 9.25 by 5.5 and 1.25 deep. Here it is on me over the shoulder and worn as a crossbody. I wish it had an adjustable strap to make it a tad bit shorter but it’s easy to wear and most of you are taller than me so it’s probably going to be the perfect length! I wear it all the time and it has some slots inside to put cards so you don’t need a wallet. I’ve owned it since last July and it’s held up very well even in Florida humidity and rain.

Anthropologie Cloudfleece Top, STS Blue Shorts, Tory Burch Crossbody

Top Anthropologie / Crossbody Bag Tory Burch / Shoes Converse / Shorts STS Blue / Rimless Aviator Sunglasses Marc Jacobs


Favorite tops and bottoms mentioned:



Shoes and accessories:


I hope you found this roundup helpful to answer all your questions! Let me know if you have any other ones. If you’re shopping the Shopbop sale it ends today April 13th so make sure to check it out!



Best Cyber Monday Beauty Deals and Sales 2018

November 26, 2018

Best Cyber Monday Beauty Deals 2018

Roundup of the Sest Cyber Monday Sales in Beauty, Fashion and Accessories for 2018! There are some nice ways to save on Bobbi Brown, Armani, Truffle along with a lot of gift with purchase options. Chanel has three new limited-edition travel sets that come in a super cute pouch! I was lucky to receive a preview of the Hydra Beauty Le Voyage is shown above.

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills – limited restock on the Amrezy highlighter at 9:00 AM PST, weekend sales event with markdowns on select products
  • AmorePacific – for a limited time, 50% off select gift sets, valid through 11/27
  • Antica Farmacista – 25% off your order with code CYBER, valid through 11/27
  • Bare Minerals – 25% off plus free standard shipping on every order with promo code CYBER2018, plus receive a full-size bronzer and highlighter palette ($34 value) with $75 purchase, valid 11/25-11/26
  • Beautylish – tbd
  • Becca Cosmetics – 30% off sitewide with code CYBERGLOW
  • Benefit – 25% off all orders with code BENESAVE, valid 11/25-11/27
  • Bite Beauty – Cyber Monday special 20% off sitewide + free standard shipping on all orders, valid 11/26 only, GWP offer Bag + Mirror, Mini AB Cayenne, Mini AB Fig, with any $35 purchase using code MONDAY4
  • Blissworld – 25% off sitewide with code THANKS, valid through 11/26
  • Bluemercury – earn a promo card with purchase, spend $100 and get a $20 promo card, spend $250 and receive a $50 promo card, offer runs 11/26
  • Bobbi Brown – 25% off sitewide and 6-piece minis with a $50 purchase
  • Briogeo – 20% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY on 11/26
  • Buxom – 25% off sitewide with code AFFCM18, plus free holographic top coat in Crystal with orders $50 plus, runs through 11/27
  • Byredo – receive a free 70g candle with any order above $75 and enjoy free shipping, choose between six options at checkout, while supplies last through 11/26
  • Caudalie – online exclusive gift with purchases:
    • Spend $100 and receive a Beauty Elixir 30 ml, Instant Foaming Cleanser 50 ml, Lip Conditioner and a Hand Nail Cream 30 ml, use code CYBER100
    • Spend $200 and receive a Beauty Elixir 30ml, Vinoperfect Serum 10ml, Vinosource Sorbet 15ml, Premier Cru Eye Cream 5ml, 1 French Kiss Innocence, and a Caudalie Tote Bag gift, use code CYBER200
  • Chanel – three Cyber Monday Limited-Edition exclusive travel sets, one shown above!
    • Hydra Beauty Le Voyage ($120) includes a mesh zip pouch, 0.5 fl oz Hydra Beauty Micro Serum, 0.7 oz Hydra Beauty Creme (in the cutest mirrored compact), 1.0 fl oz Demaquillant Yeux Intense (this is the one shown above)
    • Le Lift Le Voyage ($185) mesh zip travel pouch, 0.5 fl oz Le Lift Serum, 0.7 fl oz new Le Lift Creme, 1.0 fl oz Le Lait Douceur D’Huile and 1.0 fl oz Demaquillant Yeux Intense
    • Sublimage Le Voyage ($425) zip mesh pouch with 1.0 fl oz Sublimage Essential Comfort Cleanser, 0.5 oz Sublimage L’Essence Fondamentale, 0.7 oz Sublimage La Creme and 1.0 oz Demaquillant Yeux Intense
  • Clarins – Up to 25% off sitewide, 15% off 1 item, 20% off 2 items, or 25% off 3 items, valid 11/26 only
  • Clarisonic –20% off Holiday Gift Sets, the Winter Brush Head Collection and the Anti-Aging Brush Head Collection, plus receive a FREE ITC Confidence in a Cleanser GWP with purchase of any device, use code CYBERMON18, valid 11/26 only
  • Cle de Peau Beaute – complimentary 5 piece bonus with orders $300+, valid through 11/27, also running a deluxe sample offer, spend $75 and receive 1 deluxe sample, spend $150 and receive 2 deluxe samples, spend $200+ and receive 3, Cyber Monday only
  • Clinique – 25% off everything with code 25OFF, plus 6-piece gift with purchases $65+ and free full size product with any $75 order
  • CoverFX – 30% off everything, ends 2:oo PM EST with code CM30, full size blurring primer with $50+ orders
  • Decorte – Decorté Lip Palettes – originally $95.00, marked down to $47 today only
  • Dermstore – save up to 30% off with code CYBER, brand exclusions apply
  • Diptyque – Limited-edition Black Friday launch in their iconic Baies candle with special design and black wax, limited run while supplies last, they’re also running some GWP promos throughout the weekend, receive a 3-piece gift on orders $100 with code CHEER, or a mini mystery 35 g candle with orders $50 or more using code SPIN
  • Elemis – 25% off full size products, plus free gift with orders $100+, use code CYBER
  • Farmacy Beauty – free shipping on all orders plus up to 30% off site wide with code CYBER at checkout, 20% off or 30% off orders $120+
  • First Aid Beauty – 30% off your order with code FUNDAY
  • Foreo – select devices on discount through 11/30
    • UFO and UFO mini at 25% off
    • Luna2 at 30% off
    • Luna mini 2 at 25% off
    • Issa 2 and Issa mini 2 30% off
  • Fresh Beauty – spend $40 and receive a to-go size of their best selling Lotus Cream plus free shipping
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty – 20% off with code ARMANI20 plus a complimentary lipstick with orders $125 or more, add a palette with orders $200 or more, valid through 11/29
  • Glamboxes – 35% off plus a FREE makeup bag and FREE lipstick holder with code CYBER18
  • Glamglow – 30% off site wide plus pick a free gift when you spend $59+, no code needed
  • Glow Recipe – 20% off Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, Pink Juice Moisturizer Jelly Mask and Blueberry Cleanser
  • Hourglass Cosmetics – holiday savings event with $20 off orders $125+, $30 off orders $150+, $50 off orders $200+, valid 11/23 through 11/26
  • IT Cosmetics – enjoy 25% off any $30+ order with code CYBER25
  • Kate Somerville – save 30% off plus receive a free gift with a $95 purchase, use code CYBER30 at checkout
  • Kerastase – 20% off any order plus complimentary hair oil sample duo and free shipping, use code CYBM18 at checkout
  • Kiehl’s – spend $75 and receive an 8 piece gift, spend $60 and receive a 7 piece gift, use code CYBER at checkout
  • L’Occitane USA – 20% off full priced items with code CYBER, online and in stores
  • Laura Mercier – 5 piece best sellers gift with purchase with any $85 purchase using code CYBERGLOW at checkout
  • La Mer – 4 piece gift with purchase with any $200 purchase using code CYBER18
  • La Roche Posay – 30% off all orders plus 5 deluxe samples with $75+ orders using code CYBERWEEK2018 at checkout
  • Lancome – 20% off + free shipping on any order, use code FRIENDS, valid 11/19-11/27
  • Laneige – 30% off Water Bank products, one day only
  • MAC Cosmetics – 25% off for MAC Select members, sets are excluded, free eyeshadow with purchase $50 more online, valid through 11/26
  • Macy’s – Cyber Week sales and specials sitewide
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty – 20% off sitewide, no code needed, runs through 11/27
  • Molton Brown – 25% off all purchases (excludes Advent Calendar and Luxury Fragrance Collection), valid through 11/26
  • NARS – 20% off site wide with code TAKE20, valid through November 27
  • Neiman Marcus – earn a $50 to $750 gift card with a regular price purchase using code GC4YOU, plus 30+ beauty sample GWP with any $250 purchase using code NMBEAUTY while supplies last
  • Nordstrom – Spend $250 on and receive a $50 egift card in January, valid Cyber Monday only, plus up to 60% off select styles, valid through 11/27
  • Ole Henricksen – 20% off sitewide and a 4-piece gift including a Mini Balance Hydrator, a Mini Balance Cleanser, a Mini Cold Plunge, and a Mini Sauna Scrub with any $50 order, use code CYBER2
  • Omorovicza – 30% off all skincare with code BLACK, valid on full size products only excludes sets, offer runs through 11/27
  • Ouai – buy two full size products, get third 50% off with code HALFOUAI
  • Pat McGrath – Private Vault Sale, Lust 004 Everything Kit marked down to $110, Metalmorphosis 005 Kits $45, other previously limited-edition items marked down, her LuxeTrance Lipsticks are marked down to $26 each, MTHRSHP 6 Pan Palettes marked down from $55 to $41
  • Peach and Lily – 30% off sidewide with code PEACH2018, exclusions apply, ends 11/27
  • Philosophy – 40% off your purchase plus full size bonus gift, use code CYBER2018
  • QVC – Cyber Week savings and markdowns and value beauty sets
  • REN Skincare – 30% off site wide with code CYBER
  • Revive – buy one get one 50% off with code CYBERMONDAY50 at checkout, valid on select products
  • Saks Fifth Avenue – get $50 off every $200 you spend with code MONDAY18, also receive a special beauty gift with purchase with any $225 purchase in beauty or fragrance using code VERGE5 at checkout
  • Sephora – Cyber Monday savings up to 50% off
  • Shu Uemura – extra 25% off sale items with code SHUCYBER at checkout
  • Shu Uemura Art of Hair –15% off any order plus free shipping with code CYMON18
  • Simplehuman – Top 10 Best Sellers marked down up to 25% off including their Sensor Mirror with Touch-Control Brightness for $150 (marked down from $200) and Sensor Mirror Mini $97 (marked down from $130), plus other home accessories marked down
  • Shiseido – 20% off your purchase with code HOLIDAY18
  • Sisley-Paris USA – limited offer pricing Double Tenseur plus full size Express Flower Gel Mask
  • Smashbox – 25% off plus free mini gift set on purchases $50 or more, use code MONDAY18
  • Space NK USA – buy one get one half off event, exclusions apply
  • Sulwhasoo – 20% off sitewide
  • Supergoop! – 25% off plus free shipping with code HOLIDAY
  • T3 – 25% off with code MONDAY18
  • Tarte – Cyber Monday beauty blowout with up to 60% off, plus 25% off site wide with code CYBER at checkout
  • Tatcha – 20% off sitewide with code CYBER18, valid through 11/26
  • Too Faced – 30% off sale items plus mystery bag for $42
  • Ulta Beauty – $10 off qualifying online purchase of $50+ with code CYBERMON18, various gift with purchase options and beauty markdowns like the MAC Pretty Shiny Things Lip Kit marked down on sale
  • Velour Lashes – Cyber Monday savings, save from $10 up to to $70
  • Violet Grey – $15 off purchases $100 or more, $50 off $250 or more, $100 off $500 or more, $250 off $1,000 purchases

Acccessories and Fashion

  • AG – 25% off almost everything plus free shipping
  • Anthropologie – 30% off everything plus free shipping on $100+ orders
  • Banana Republic – 50% off everything, discount applied at checkout
  • Barneys New York – designer sale with up to 40% off
  • Bloomingdale’s – Cyber Monday offers:
    • Take 25% off a large selection of items for a total savings of up to 60% at, plus free shipping, valid 11/25 – 11/27
    • Take 10% off almost all cosmetics at, plus free shipping, discount applied in bag, valid 11/25 – 11/27
  • Coach – up to 50% off 200+ added styles online
  • Equipment – 30% off your entire purchase with code THANKS, valid through 11/26
  • J. Brand – Cyber Monday is 30% off (+ sale) with 15% of profits going to ACLU, use code GIVEBACK
  • J.Crew – extra 60% off sale styles and 50% off everything else with code CYBER
  • Joie – 30% off entire purchase with code THANKS, valid through 11/26
  • Loft – 50% off your purchase and free shipping with code CYBER
  • Lululemon – Cyber Monday mark downs and sale
  • Madewell – 25% off with code SHOPALLDAY
  • Nike – Cyber Monday flash sale, save 25% on select styles with code CYBER
  • Nordstrom – Spend $250 on and receive a $50 egift card in January, valid Cyber Monday only, plus up to 60% off select styles, valid through 11/27
  • Paige – 30% off with code CYBER30, select styles excluded
  • Revolve – take an extra 20% off final sale with code CYBER20
  • Senreve – spend $500 and receive a free monogrammed limited-edition smooth bracelet pouch
  • Shopbop – save an additional 30% off sale items with use code WOW18
  • Splendid – 40% off site wide with code WINNING, valid 11/26
  • Staud – all bags 25% off with code HOLIDAY25
  • The Daily Edited – 10% off all orders, discount automatically applied at checkout
  • Tory Burch – take 30% off $250+ orders, also up to 60% off sale items with code THANKS, ends 11/26
  • Truffle –25% off sitewide with code CHEER25, valid through 11/26

Happy shopping! I ended up ordering some things from Diptyque and some cute sweaters from LOFT. I’m still on the hunt for good lightweight sweaters and tops because the sales look really good for the places I like to shop!

P.S. This isn’t a Cyber Monday deal, but I just saw that the Tom Ford Iris Bronze Set popped up back online at Nordstrom in case you missed it in July, hope it’s back for a while! Wanted to let you know 🙂 Review + swatches here.


Roundup Sales

Black Friday Beauty Deals + Exclusives 2018

November 23, 2018

Best Black Friday Beauty Deals 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

Happy Black Friday! I’m rounding up the best beauty deals and steals I’ve found for this year’s sale season. There are a few really neat limited-edition exclusive launches I think are worth checking out. If you have any more to add let me know in the comments!

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills – value sets marked down, individual items and palettes up to 50% off
  • Bare Minerals – 20% off $100 purchases with code SHINE, Black Friday Exclusive: Solar Spectrum 10-piece full-size face collection for only $49. A $183 value, while supplies last, valid 11/22-11/23
  • Beautylish – Jeffree Star special launches, Bioderma beauty bundles, Charlotte Tilbury 30ml Scent of a Dream with $100 Charlotte Tilbury purchase, 30% off select Jouer favorites
  • Becca Cosmetics – select palettes, brushes and blushes are marked at 50% off
  • Benefit – Get 25% off everything, plus free shipping with code BENEBINGE – valid 11/20-11/24
  • Bite Beauty
    • Black Friday Special, 20% off sitewide + free standard shipping on all orders, no code needed, 11/23 only
    • Black Friday GWP: Bag + Mirror, Mini Lip Pencil #34, Mini MCLC Leche, Mini AB Gazpacho with $35 purchase (code: FRIDAY5, can be used with 20% off and free ship, valid 11/22 to 11/24
  • Blissworld – 25% off sitewide with code THANKS, valid through 11/26
  • Bluemercury – Receive 12 FREE deluxe beauty samples with your $100 or more purchase, no code needed, valid through 11/24
  • Bobbi Brown – 25% off everything + free shipping on any order, plus a free full size Black Friday gift with any $75 order, use code BFGIFT
  • Buxom Cosmetics – 25% off site wide with code BFW25, valid through 11/25
  • Byredo – receive a free 70g candle with any order above $75 and enjoy free shipping, choose between six options at checkout, while supplies last through 11/26
  • Caudalie – 50% off select merchandise plus bonus gift with any purchase of $50 or more, use code FRIYAY, ends 11/28
  • Chanel – special Black Friday limited-edition launch Les 4 Ombres in Legerete Et Experience, swatches + review here
  • Charlotte Tilbury – save up to 40% off select kits and value sets
  • Clarisonic – 20% off holiday gift sets with code GIVETHANKS18
  • Cle de Peau Beaute – complimentary 5 piece bonus with orders $300+, valid through 11/27
  • Clinique – 25% off any order with code 25OFF (exclusions apply) plus a free full size with with any $75+ order
  • CoverFX – save 25% off with code THANKS25, plus full size custom enhancer drop with $50+ order
  • Decorte – special Black Friday deals and offers:
  • Dermalogica – get up to 5 free travel sizes when you spend a certain amount, valid through 11/25 while supplies last, spend tiers are from $50 to $200+
  • Dermstore – save 30% off select brands with code FRIDAY at checkout, valid 11/23
  • Diptyque – Limited-edition Black Friday launch in their iconic Baies candle with special design and black wax, limited run while supplies last, they’re also running some GWP promos throughout the weekend, check on their Exclusive Offers Promo page, current one is with a $100 purchase using code CHEER (while supplies last)
  • dp Hue – 25% off everything with code HOLIDAY plus free shipping
  • Elemis – 25% off purchase with code BF25 at checkout
  • Farmacy Beauty – 20% off site wide or 30% off purchases $120+ with code CYBER, valid 11/23
  • First Aid Beauty – 4 free minis on all orders$35+ with code FABFRI
  • Foreo – Black Friday sale with select items marked off, valid 11/22 through 11/27
    • 30% off Luna 2, Issa 2 and Issa Mini 2
    • 25% off Luna Mini 2, FOFO, UFO and UFO mini
  • Fresh Beauty – gift with purchase deluxe sample options with a $75 purchase receive 4 deluxe samples, or $125 and receive 6 deluxe samples, valid through 11/24
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty – 20% off with code ARMANI20 plus a complimentary lipstick with orders $125 or more, add a palette with orders $200 or more, valid through 11/29
  • Glamglow – 30% off everything plus get a free full-size powermud with orders $79+, no code needed
  • Glamcor/Riki – 25 to 55% off sitewide plus holiday bundles, or use code BOGO50 for 50% off second Riki
  • Glow Recipe – 25% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY25, exclusions apply
  • Hourglass Cosmetics – holiday savings event with $20 off orders $125+, $30 off orders $150+, $50 off orders $200+, valid 11/23 through 11/26
  • Impressions Vanity – Black Friday sale, select items marked down
  • IT Cosmetics – 20% off sitewide with code ITFRIDAY
  • Kate Somerville – 25% off sidewide with code CYBER25 plus free full-size Dermalquench with purchases $150+
  • Kerastase – 20% off orders of $100, plus free shipping & Hairstyling Comb Gift, use code THXFF18, valid 11/22-11/23 (7AM EST)
  • Kiehl’s – Your choice of 4 deluxe samples and free ground shipping on orders of $25, PLUS a Limited Edition canvas pouch on orders of $45+ with code BFRIDAY, valid 11/23-11/25
  • Kopari – 20% off with code STEALS at checkout
  • L’Occitane USA – doorbuster deals 50% off and various GWPs with $100 or $165 purchase, use code THANKFUL at checkout
  • La Mer -Personalize a 4-piece set in your choice of cosmetic pouch with a complimentary set of embroidered patches. Make it yours with any $150 purchase.
  • La Roche Posay – 30% off all orders with code BLACKFRIDAY2018, valid 11/23 only
  • Lancome – 20% off + free shipping on any order, use code FRIENDS, valid 11/19-11/27
  • Laneige – 30% off best sellers + free shipping on orders $35+, open for 6 hours 12 PM through 6 PM est, 11/23
  • Laura Mercier – limited-edition Smokey Eye Set + free shipping with any $75+ order using code SMOKEY
  • MAC Cosmetics – 25% off for MAC Select members, sets are excluded, valid through 11/26
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty
    • Black Friday Pre-launch Exclusive (11/22 – 11/25) exclusive new collection: Eye-conic in Flamboyant and 5 shades of Le Marc Lip Crème
    • Black Friday GWP (11/22 – 11/24): Mini Velvet Noir, mini Highliner in Blacquer, and mini Lip Crème in Slow Burn + makeup pochette with orders over $75
  • Molton Brown – 25% off all purchases (excludes Advent Calendar and Luxury Fragrance Collection), valid through 11/26
  • NARS – 20% off sitewide with code TAKE20, valid through November 27
  • Neiman Marcus – $50 off $200 orders, select items qualify, includes beauty and fragrance, use code THANKFUL at checkout
  • Nordstrom – Over 80 Beauty GWPs available, while supplies last
  • Ole Henricksen – 20% off sitewide plus 4-piece GWP with any $50 order, use code CYBER2
  • Omorovicza – 30% off all skincare with code BLACK, valid on full size products only excludes sets, offer runs through 11/27
  • Ouai – buy any two full-size products get the third one 50% off with code HALFOUAI
  • Pat McGrath Labs – Black Friday Private Vault Pieces on sale
  • Peach and Lily – 30% off sidewide with code PEACH2018, exclusions apply, ends 11/27
  • Philosophy – 40% off sitewide with code blackfriday40, valid 11/23
  • QVC – Black Friday beauty bundles, value sets and mark downs
  • REN Skincare is running a few promos and GWPs:
    • 25% off site-wide starting 11/23 until 11/25
    • 20% off Holiday Sets on 11/24
    • November 23: Spend $85 and receive a FREE full-size Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk
    • November 24: Spend $75 and receive a FREE full-size & Now To Sleep Pillow Spray
  • Revive – $50 off $300+ purchases with code BLACKFRIDAY50, valid through 11/24
  • Saks Fifth Avenue – earn a $75 gift card with $150 purchase, use code THANKFUL
  • Sephora – Various items are marked down for a limited time:
    • 11/23 Black Friday Only! Deal today, gone tomorrow! 50% off Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. Online and in store.
    • 11/23 After the turkey comes the shopping! These picks are $15 and under. Online and in store.
    • 11/24 – 11/26: 10 free trial sizes with $90 purchase! Use code GOBIGGER at check out. Valid online only.
    • Sale page of all sale items here.
  • Shu Uemura – 20% off $50+ orders, 25% off $100+ orders, plus bonus gift on orders $120 or more, use code SHUBF
  • Shu Uemura Art of Hair – 25% off orders of $100, plus free shipping & designer travel case ($98 value), use code THX18, valid 11/22-11/23 (7 AM EST)
  • Simplehuman – Top 10 Best Sellers marked down up to 25% off including their Sensor Mirror with Touch-Control Brightness for $150 (marked down from $200) and Sensor Mirror Mini $97 (marked down from $130), plus other home accessories marked down
  • Sisley-Paris USA – exclusive Black Friday duo set, for a limited time get the Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream plus free full size Black Rose Cream Mask
  • Smashbox – 30% off $30+ orders for Smashcash Members, 25% off $30+ Orders for non-members, no code needed
  • Space NK USA – Buy one, get one half off, exclusions apply, valid through 11/26
  • Supergoop! – 25% off with code HOLIDAY, ends 11/26
  • T3 – 25% off with code FRIDAY18, ends Sunday 11/25
  • Tarte – 30% off with code FRIDAY30, valid on 11/23
  • TatchaPlay to win Black Friday Mystery Offers including special offers, complimentary treasures, and more. New offers available every day! Valid through 11/25
  • Too Faced – 30% off site wide plus free shipping with code PINK30
  • Ulta Beauty – Black Friday Beauty Busters sale
  • Velour Lashes – Black Friday Lash Out Bundle for $49 with code LASHOUT at checkout
  • Violet Grey -$15 off purchases $100 or more, $50 off $250 or more, $100 off $500 or more, $250 off $1,000 purchases
  • Zoeva USA – 25% off all items starting 11/23 through 11/24

Acccessories and Fashion

  • AG – 25% off select items
  • Anthropologie – 30% off everything (some exclusions apply)
  • Banana Republic – 50% off regular priced items, no code needed, card members receive extra 10% off when you use your Gap Inc. Credit card, use code BRCARD, valid through 11/24
  • Barneys New York – limited time designer sale up to 60% off savings
  • Bloomingdale’s – Buy More Save More Event on items labeled “Buy More, Save More”, discount applied in cart, valid through 11/25
    • Take 15% off when you spend $100 to $249.99
    • Take 20% off when you spend $250 to $399.99
    • Take 25% off when you spend $400 or more
  • Coach – select bags are 50% off
  • Equipment – 30% off your entire purchase with code THANKS, valid through 11/26
  • Free People – select items 50% off, discount taken at checkout
  • J Brand – 30% off with code FRIDAY30, valid through 11/25
  • J.Crew – 50% off your entire purchase for most items with code TGIF, valid through 11/24
  • Joie – 30% off entire purchase with code THANKS, valid through 11/26
  • Lululemon – Black Friday sale markdown on select items
  • Madewell – 25% off purchase with code DEALWITHIT, valid through 11/25
  • Nike – extra 25% off select styles with code THANKS
  • Nordstrom – savings up to 60% off on items throughout site
  • Rag and Bone – 25% off everything with code TAKE25, ends 11/26
  • Revolve – up to 50% off select items
  • Paige – 30% off most items with code CYBER30
  • Senreve – spend $500 and receive a free limited-edition smooth bracelet pouch at checkout
  • Shopbop – buy more save more event:
    • 15% off orders $200+
    • 20% off orders $500+
    • 25% off orders $800+
  • Splendid – 40% off everything, no exclusions with code BLACKFRIDAY, ends 11/25
  • The Daily Edited – updated, 10% off all orders, discount automatically applied at checkout
  • Tory Burch – take 30% off $250+ orders, also up to 60% off sale items with code THANKS, ends 11/26
  • Truffle – 25% off sitewide with code CHEER25, valid through 11/26

I have a couple things I’ve been wanting from Violet Grey that I might finally buy. I’m also super tempted by all the L’Occitane sets for the season.

Happy Shopping!



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 – 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 – 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?

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