Happy Friday everyone! The past few weeks I’ve been testing some new haircare and skincare items. There are several items I’ve already fallen in love with. I’m particularly smitten with the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Gentle Shampoo and Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum. I hope to have roundup features and reviews in the upcoming weeks on some tried and true plus new favorites.
One thing I’ve been on the hunt for is a good eye cream for day and for night. I’ve accumulated a few sample packets and minis from gift with purchases and samples from online orders (I’ve been testing La Mer, Tatcha, Fresh, Chanel, First Aid Beauty and more). If you have any favorites I’d love to hear what you use and love. The Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream is the best one I’ve tried but I’m trying to find something less expensive (although at the end of the day I think that one is the one for me). If you’ve tried the Le Lift version, what did you think?
If you follow me on Instagram @beautylookbook you’ll notice a wave of flowers filling my feed. There’s nothing quite like having simple fresh cut flowers in the home to change the mood and refresh the look of any room. To all those who follow me and take the time to comment throughout the day, thank you!!! It means so much that you take the time out of your busy lives and schedules to comment and like 🙂
January flew by so quickly, I didn’t have time to compile a list of things for a dedicated monthly beauty favorites. Most of what I’ve been loving have been older favorites versus new beauty discoveries. There were so many good things but the top five favorites off the top of my head include:
Jo Malone Cardamom and Moroccan Rose Candle (review)
For those who follow me on Instagram @beautylookbook – a quick thank you to each and every one of you who take the time to like and comment on my photos! It makes my day every day to see such sweet and truly thoughtful comments from so many of you.
I hope everyone has been enjoying their weekend! I took a couple days off blogging to run errands, spend time with out-of-town guests, and took a trip to Beverly Hills to check out the new NARS Audacious Lipsticks (they are incredible). I also made a quick stop to the Edward Bess counter at Neiman Marcus and left with a couple goodies I’ve had on my to-buy list for ages. A few quick snapshots from Instagram over the past week or so, you can follow me @beautylookbook.
Some weekend reads and beauty news I’m loving:
Edward Bess will be launching his Hair Hero on QVC starting September 5th – Harper’s Bazaar
Digital Art Director at Barneys Erica Choi from @eggcanvas on Instagram launched an amazing blog, follow her! – Egg Canvas
A first look + swatches of the stunning Tom Ford Nude Dip Eye Color Quad – Temptalia
NARS Audacious Lipstick swatches of the nudes/neutrals in Jane, Julie, Anna, Barbara, Anita, Raquel, Brigitte and Vanessa – Makeup and Beauty Blog
I love discovering new bloggers and fashion experts via Instagram. It’s one of my favorite places for inspiration, sneak peeks on what’s coming out soon, or to see a snapshot of other people’s lives. I love the stylized flat lays, outfit inspiration and learning about new places. Ten Instagrams I’m loving right now:
@frontrowbeautyblog for her keen eye for all things pretty, love her fashion sense
@parisinfourmonths is a long-time favorite, this is the best account for dreamy pictures of Paris and all the beautiful places she travels to, love her fashion shoots too
I hope everyone had a great week. I can’t believe we’re already into the second week of July. I’m currently playing with the new NARS Dual Intensity Eye Shadows (in four more shades) and the new Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment Tints just arrived at my house yesterday (I can’t seem to stay away from Sephora, their emails keep getting me). I’ll have swatches up soon (check back this afternoon). I stopped by Nordstrom yesterday and picked up 2 of the Anniversary Beauty Exclusives, the Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Highlighter and the MAC Look in a Box – All About Coral lip and eye set (will photograph this weekend). Still debating a few other items. In the meantime here are a few snapshots from Instagram over the past few weeks.