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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

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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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November Beauty Favorites

November 30, 2021

November Beauty Favorites

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I cannot believe the entire month has flown by and at this time I wonder where the entire year went! To wrap up the end of the month I’m rounding up my Top 10 favorites for November.

Complexion Favorites

Chanel’s Fluide Enlumineur Or Ivoire Highlighter, Chantecaille Perfect Blur Powder, Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

I’ve been loving my Armani Luminous Silk Foundation lately ($64, I wear Shade 6.5). It’s always been a favorite but I have found myself reaching for it more and more. I just used up another bottle and need to repurchase one. (Review here.)

Chantecaille re-launched their Perfect Blur Finishing Powder ($79) earlier this year in their Flower Power Collection. It was limited-edition in the flower embossed compact but they have it now in permanent form in the classic grey compact. I’ve been using the one I have but purchased a backup as it’s almost used up. I use Light/Medium. It looks light in the compact but has a transparent finish on the skin and blurs out pores and sets makeup beautifully.

Chanel’s Fluide Enlumineur Or Ivoire Highlighter ($48) has become a favorite. I mix it in with foundation for a beautiful glow. I rarely order backups these days of makeup but this one is listed as limited-edition and ordered another one. Review here.

Perfume Favorite

Mizensir Tres Chere Perfume

I have so many perfume favorites this time of year but one that stands out is the Mizensir Tres Chere ($260). This one is described as “a poetic love letter in a bottle” and I couldn’t agree more. It has a mix of orange blossom, bourbon vanilla and sandalwood. It’s a soft sweet scent which I love.

I was introduced to Mizensir earlier this year with a sampler of their perfumes and love the selection. The line was founded by master perfumer Alberto Morillas. He’s the genius behind many of the iconic scents such as Gucci Bloom, Acqua di Gio, Marc Jacobs Daisy to name a few. I love the little details in the line – their fragrances are unisex and designed to capture a mood. The warmer scents are enclosed in a gold-capped bottle while the fresher scents have a silver cap. The house symbol on each bottle features Alberto Morilla’s Jack Russell terriers which touches my heart.

Long-time readers know we used to have two Jack Russells (we still have one!). Jake (who passed away a couple years ago) and Lucy (who is 16 and slowing down, but still hanging in there).

Mizensir Sampler Set

The team has been kind enough to offer me a promo code for my readers. You can save 15% off your first order with code SABRINA15 (US site only). They also have sampler sets you can buy which I think is great.

I tried a few of them in the sampler form and love For Your Love and Luxury too.

Hand + Nail Care

Hermes Nail Polish Rouge H

For the nails my favorite has been the Hermes Nail Polish in Rouge H ($45). I ordered several shades but haven’t tried them all. At $45 each they are quite the splurge. A number of you have asked for a review and whether or not I think they’re worth $45. I’m really happy and pleased with the formula, color and wear time. I think they’re just as good as Chanel, Smith and Cult and OPI in terms of wear. Pigment for the colors I ordered is excellent. Two coats covers the nail perfectly. These have a wider tip brush for easy application. I don’t know that they’re worth $45 as I don’t think any nail color is. But I have no regrets! I ordered mine from Saks but the shade is currently sold out there. You can find it still at Hermes.com.

I will try to swatch/review the other shades too but for now here are some comparisons. At arm’s length the color Rouge H is very similar to other shades like Chanel Vamp, Rouge Noir etc.

Hermes Nail Polish Rouge H vs Chanel Vamp and Rouge Noir

The color you all have been loving the most though is Chanel Rouge Intemporel (from Holiday 2021, swatched here). It sold out at Chanel.com but I just saw it pop up at Saks Fifth Avenue here if you’ve been looking for it!

For top coat I’ve been really liking the Essie Speed Setter ($10). It’s a fast-dry top coat and does dry quickly and helps extend polish wear. A few things to note though. One is that you need to let your polish color dry completely first. It won’t speed up the dry time of your polish but it is a quick-dry formula for the top coat. Two is that there can be some shrinkage if you don’t cover your entire nail area.

Essie Speed Setter

For hand cream I’ve still been loving the Chanel La Crème Main ($50). I love all the formulas actually. I think it’s such a nice splurge.

Chanel La Creme Main

Eye Makeup

NARS Unwrapped Eyeshadow Palette Laguna

For the eyes I’ve been loving the NARS Unwrapped Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25) in Laguna (on the eyes here). It has all of my favorite tones and I love the mix of sparkles and mattes.

NARS Unwrapped Mini Eye Palette in Laguna

Lips

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Dream

Top two lip favorites this month include the Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom in Dream (review here) and the Dior Lip Maximizer in Bronze. The Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom is a creamy swipe and go kind of formula. Dream is the best color (in my opinion)!

Also love the Dior Lip Maximizer in Bronze (reviewed here). It’s a sheer sparkly gold with a glossy finish.

Dior Bronze Lip Glow + Lip Maximizer

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October Favorites

November 1, 2021

October Makeup Favorites | The Beauty Lookbook

Happy November 1st! It feels like the holiday season will be here in no time so I will have my holiday gift guide recommendations up soon! Rounding up my October favorites with a little bit of everything!

These Chanel Pantos Sunglasses had been on my radar ever since I visited the Chanel Beauty Boutique in Brickell, Miami. I finally splurged on them in late September and absolutely love them. They’re more on the plain side for Chanel but I think they’re a classic I will wear forever. You can find them online and in boutiques in the regular or polarized option.

Quick tour I did on Reels!

 

Makeup Favorites

Although I didn’t try this until the end of the month, the Sisley Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation is a new favorite for a sheer, lightweight, dewy base. Full review of 3W1 Warm Almond here.

I’ve been really into creamy brightening concealers to help me look more alive in the mornings. Two that I really love are the Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer (swatches here, I wear 2.5N) and the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Concealer (review here, I wear 3W0 Latte).

For neutral nail polish, the one everyone keeps asking me “what color are you wearing?” is Gucci Anabelle Rose. It’s a polished neutral with smooth opaque coverage. Highly recommend it!

My tried and true Charlotte Tilbury Bella Sofia has been on repeat along with the Dior Lip Maximizers in Pink or Rosewood for an effortless swipe of color + moisture + shine in one.

Gucci Anabelle Rose Nail Polish, Charlotte Tilbury Bella Sofia, Dior Lip Maximizer in Rosewood

Also been really loving the Diorskin Forever Natural Powder Bronzer (I wear Shade 3 or 5) for a natural look and the Huda Beauty Lip Contour 2.0 in Pinky Brown. Reposting others I love.

Huda Beauty Lip Contour 2.0 Automatic Lip Pencils

Hair, Skin + Perfume Favorites

October Hair, Skin + Perfume Favorites

For skin, I’ve been loving the Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules and Cleanser for months now. I find it essential to double cleanse and will use one of these as my first step and then follow with a regular gel or liquid cleanser. With all the ingredients in makeup that make it longer lasting I find that one cleanser just won’t remove everything properly (especially sunscreens!). The Eve Lom Cleansing Capsules come in biodegradable capsules, one is enough to cover the entire face. I love the Eve Lom Cleanser (you must use with a muslin cloth which comes with the cleanser, you can also buy extras) which really works to remove makeup well and hydrate the skin. It also helps with redness for me.

Other skincare loves include the Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream*. I tried the reformulated version recently and my skin loves it! Including a skincare video I did in partnership with them below.

Another tried and true love is the Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist*. The PR team kindly gifted another full size. I am never without this – I keep one on my night stand along with a few of their other mists. I’m really excited to try their newer Evening Mist!

The Kiehl’s Micro-Dose Retinol* has been a success for me! I’m one who cannot use most retinols but this one is gentle enough for me to use without any redness, irritation or peeling. Still since I have sensitive skin, I use this every other day.

For hair, I’ve been really loving the Kerastase Discipline Fluidissime Anti-Frizz Spray and Discipline Primer to help with frizz pre-blowout. This month I used up the entire tub of the Molton Brown Hair Mask* (also reviewed here). It’s the one I have kept reaching for even though I have other favorites.

My top two most-worn perfumes have been Diptyque Eau Duelle (nice vanilla) and Byredo Bal D’Afrique (forever a favorite).

If you’re looking to treat yourself with a good splurge, try the La Mer Lip Volumizer or La Mer Hand Cream. For the body the best body cream I’ve tried is the Sisley Velvet Nourishing Body Cream*. I’ll be crying tears when it is used up but will be 100% be repurchasing it.

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Top 10 Beauty Favorites for August

September 1, 2021

August Beauty Favorites Patrick TA, Drunk Elephant, YSL Beauty

Another month has flown by and I cannot believe it! I hope your summer has been going well! I haven’t been as active on the blog as I would have liked to be the past few weeks. I’ve made some changes to my setup at home office for photography + video content and learning how to use everything has been a process! I am working on new fall beauty reviews though so stay tuned (lots I’m excited to share!).

In the meantime here are the products that made my Top 10 list for August. I’d love to hear what you loved this past month too!

BASE FAVORITES

Best Base Products Charlotte Tilbury, Drunk Elephant, YSL

I finally tried the Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Bronzing Drops and love this! I love this mixed with a moisturizer or foundation to add a bit of warmth and color with a natural bronze glow. It’s worked well with my go-to Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation, Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Foundation and a number of other formulas too.

Two loves from YSL include the Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Concealer and new NU Bare Look Tint. I’ve found myself reaching for the Touche Eclat in Shade 3 almost daily for brightening and under eye concealing. I ordered the new YSL Nu Bare Look Tint in Shade 9 from Sephora and am in love! It took some guessing to pick a shade as the numbers/shade names are completely different from their other bases (which I found a bit confusing). Shade 9 is a bit yellow in the tube but the finish is sheer so it’s forgiving. I ordered it sight unseen and it’s a good match for me although I might order another shade to try. It has a natural sheer lightweight finish – similar to that of a tinted moisturizer or the Touche Eclat All-in-One Glow Foundation but without the super dewy finish.

Swatches below of the Touche Eclat Shade 3, NU Bare Look Tint 9, Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow B40:

YSL Touche Eclat Concealer 3, NU Bare Look Tint 9, Touche Eclat Foundation B40 swatches

I’ve been loving all things Charlotte Tilbury lately (Super Nudes Collection review coming soon!). I cannot live without the Airbrush Flawless Finish Pressed Powder in Medium (just hit pan again and started using a new fresh compact) and the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter in Shades 3 and 4.5 for the best natural glow product. Reposting swatches below for reference. The standard size is 100% worth the splurge. The mini size is available at Sephora and Charlotte Tilbury in select shades.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Review

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter swatches

EYE MAKEUP FAVORITES

For the eyes I’ve been reaching for 3 palettes (more on this soon) but the one that gets the most compliments and questions for “what are you wearing” has been the Patrick TA Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette. It has 2 brown creams you can use as a contouring base and then a mix of mattes, shimmer and sparkles – all in neutral shades. The mattes blend well and I think the color mix is perfect! For the shimmers there is one iridescent shimmer and the rest are sparkle toppers.

Another love is the Patrick TA Major Dimension Precision Gel Eyeliner in Deep Bronze. This is a twist up pencil that has smooth rich pigment. It’s long wearing on me and I am always on the hunt for good deep bronze colors for the eyes. It’s a nice alternative to black or brown and the shimmer adds a more interesting vibe while still looking natural.

Patrick TA Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette review

Patrick TA Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette swatches

LIP FAVORITES

Chanel Lip Liner in Brun Nude, Summer Fridays Lip Balm Vanilla Beige, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 123

It was a tough one but I managed to narrow down my August favorite lips to just three products. I’ve been really loving the Chanel Le Crayon Levres Longwear Lip Pencil in Nude Brun 162 for a good neutral brown beige that goes well with a wide range of neutrals I love (more swatches of all the other lip pencils from Chanel here).

For lip balms the new Summer Fridays Lip Butters in the new packaging have been in heavy rotation. I love both the Clear version and Vanilla Beige.

My go-to everyday beige nude lip has been the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 123 Nude Transparent. It’s effortless! I can just swipe and go and it works for every occasion. (Review + swatches of the newer shades from spring here.)

Chanel Lip Liner in Brun Nude, Summer Fridays Lip Balm Vanilla Beige, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 123 swatches

August Beauty Favorites Patrick TA, Drunk Elephant, YSL Beauty

I had a lot of other favorites in skincare and hair care loves but I am saving those for separate posts. I’m in the process of putting together an updated skincare routine and hair care favorites round up.

What were your favorites this month? I’d love to hear about what you have been loving this summer!

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Top Summer Essentials

July 21, 2021

Summer Essentials Eric Javits Hampton Hat

I hope you have been enjoying your summer! I’m rounding up my Top Summer Essentials and favorites I’ve had in rotation. Also answering a few FAQs you’ve sent over about my favorite slides and peach lip glosses below! Here are my Top 10 Summer Staples:

1. Best Summer Hats

Lucy Jack Russell

You girls know that I’m a huge fan of Eric Javits hats and I am so happy anytime I receive messages from you showing me your hats and visors from the line. It wasn’t until we moved to Florida that I started noticing that most of my hats didn’t have sufficient scalp and brim coverage. We saw these at Nordstrom and Andrew actually picked up one of the Hamptons Hats and said “this will be cute on you, try it.” My jaw dropped when I saw the price tag but we decided to splurge on one in Cream. It’s the best hat I’ve tried and blocks 95% of the UVA and UVB rays. I love that it has a wide brim that isn’t too floppy so it doesn’t cover my eyes. I also really like Helen Kaminski hats and visors too – but find myself wearing Eric Javits more frequently.

They occasionally have good sales on the Eric Javits website or on Nordstrom. I splurged on several more over the past year after. I would say my most-worn one is Cream. I think Bark has the prettiest color mix/weave though.

Eric Javits Hamptons Hat Cream, Natural, Bark and Black

2. Sunglasses

Favorite Sunglasses Celine and Ray-Ban

Sunglasses have been my weakness to splurge on but I’ve been good the past year and stuck with my current collection. My Top 3 Go-To’s are the Celine 48 mm (CL4003IN Mineral 01A) in Black and a Pink Brown shade and the Ray-Ban Phantos 53 mm (RB4305). While in Miami I tried on some of the newer Chanel styles and have the Pantos Sunglassses on my wishlist (round and available in polarized/non-polarized options). I’m soooo close to ordering them online!

Celine Cat Eye 48mm Sunglasses Black

Ray-Ban Phantos 53mm Sunglasses

3. APL Slides

APL Lusso Slide in Pristine

As much as I love beautiful chic sandals, I find that I pretty much live in APL Techloom Slides or the leather Lusso Slide. I wear them so much I have a terrible APL slide foot tan. I prefer the Techloom Slide because they’re the most comfortable and super easy to wash. I’ll soak them in the tub first and they clean up with detergent or dish soap and a sponge then put them in the washing machine. Super easy to maintain, just make sure you air dry them.

They come in whole sizes and I wear a size 6 in the slides (they run a little big). I’m a true 6.5 in shoes and 7 in sneakers. Andrew wears a 12.5 in sneakers and wears the slides in a 12. He says they’re the most comfortable wear-around-the-house things he’s ever tried. My bestie bought a pair for her husband he is also obsessed.

There’s no break in period, super comfortable, I’ve worn them on 5 mile walks, to the beach, to run errands, at home. I buy them from APL’s website, but they sell out pretty fast. You can also find them at Nordstrom, Shopbop and Revolve. For the guys I also recommend East Dane.

Colors shown top left clockwise: Techloom Black, Clay, Lusso Pristine, Techloom Caramel, Warm Silk, Nude, Black

APL Slides Favorites

Favorite APL Slides

4. Best Basic Tops:

Best Basic White Shirts

The three tops I get the most questions about are the basics I wear. My go-to tee is the ATM Schoolboy Tee (runs small, recommend going up one size). They’re quite spendy but I love the fit and they wash well without losing their shape. I usually buy mine from ATM or Nordstrom.

For white button down shirts I love Rails Ellis Gauze Button Down Shirt and one from Treasure and Bond (no longer available, but similar cut in their Classic Drapey Shirt or Dobby Classic Shirt).

5. Peachy Gloss

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in 166 Physical

Above wearing Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in 166 Physical and Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Color in Deep as a bronzer. Foundation shade is the Chanel CC Cream in B40.

The three glosses I rotate between the most are the Chanel Rouge Coco Glosses in peach tones. A number of you asked for swatches side by side as they look similar in stories, I have 166 Physical, 744 Subtil and 782 True.

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in Physical, Subtil and True

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in Physical, Subtil and True

6. Glowy Bronzer

Chantecaille Bronzer Sirena

I’m still in the process of putting together a bronzer favorites roundup but the one I’ve been most impressed with is the Chantecaille Real Bronze in Sirena. It’s a gel-powder formula with a soft glow to give you that sunkissed look. I think it’s 100% worth the splurge. Lip color shown is the Lip Tint in Beach Rose (reviewed here).

7. Glowy Eyeshadows

Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shades Cheetah, Lion, Giraffe

The eye look that has been getting the most wear this summer has been a mix of the Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shades in Cheetah, Lion and Giraffe. They have the prettiest pearl particles and I love wearing these alone or on top of matte shadows to add some dimension and shimmer.

Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shade swatches

8. Best Summer Bags

Three bags I’ve been loving are the Eric Javits Squishee Isla Straw Bag (gifted) for the beach or boat. Love the quality, size and pockets!

Eric Javits Squishee Isla Tote

Eric Javits Squishee Isla Tote

Loewe Small Square Leather-Trimmed Raffia Basket Bag for a cute summer woven tote!

Loewe Small Square Leather-Trimmed Raffia Basket Bag

Loewe Small Square Leather-Trimmed Raffia Basket Bag

And also the Chloe Small Woody Tote (available at Chloe and Nordstrom, also love the look of the Medium Size with the Beige Trim).

Chloe Small Woody Tote Canvas Brown

9. Summer Sunscreens

Best Sunscreens Summer Shiseido, Supergoop! Sun Bum, Sol de Janeiro

Sunscreen is a must and I did a full updated sunscreen roundup here. I am so impressed with the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ and I am ordering backups since we go through a lot.

10. Bright Red Coral Nails

Best Bright Red Orange Nail Polishes

Last category is bright red/coral nails. I still think the best bright oranges were Chanel Espadrilles and Holiday, unfortunately both discontinued. I currently love Chanel Le Vernis in Arancio Vibrante (worn on the left with Sam Edelman Amy Sandals), OPI Cajun Shrimp and Smith and Cult Poppy Papi.

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Beauty Favorites Loving Right Now

Loving Right Now

February 12, 2021

Loving Right Now Beauty Favorites | The Beauty Lookbook

Happy Friday! I’m rounding up a few things I’ve been loving right now. I have a mix of things for hair, lips, nails and more I’ve had in rotation. As always I’d love to hear yours as well!

Hair Care Loves

Anti-Frizz Hair Oils and Serums | The Beauty Lookbook

For hair care there are four things I’ve been loving lately! I’ve still been obsessed with the Living Proof Instant De-frizzer to help smooth out the hair. It dispenses a super fine mist. I spray on dry hair and brush it through. I’ve gone through several minis of this one!

I remember back in the day when the original Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom was in every magazine and considered a cult classic. Did you use this in the early 2000s? Or do you still use it? I haven’t used Kiehl’s haircare in quite some time but ordered the Silk Groom Serum and the Smoothing Oil-Infused Leave-In Concentrate to try and am 100% obsessed. I’ve been using both as a pre-heat treatment before blow drying. Out of the two I prefer the Silk Groom Serum because it has a more lightweight feel. It really does help smooth hair and add shine without weighing it down.

The Smoothing Oil-Infused Leave-In Concentrate has a sweeter scent to it, it’s also a bit heavier but not too heavy. If you have super dry hair I’d recommend this one. For me I like to add it on the ends (dry).

For those who want the best of the best, I still feel the Hair Rituel by Sisley Precious Hair Care Oil is the best hair oil I’ve tried.

Tinted Lip Oils

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Infused Gloss

For lips I’ve re-discovered my Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Infused Gloss for a soft balm like oil/gloss in one. The colors are perfect for everyday, I want to order a few more shades. Colors shown New Romantic and In the Buff, but I’ve also swatched two others I have.

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Infused Gloss swatches

Bobbi Brown Loves

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer and Eye Base

The Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer has been a long-time favorite and I started using it again in conjunction with the Vitamin Enriched Eye Base. I like both for a good everyday moisturizer cream for the face and eyes. I like the Eye Base because it’s creamy but not too heavy or thick.

Neutral Nails

Favorite OPI Neutrals Tiramisu for Two, Pale to the Chief, Samoan Sand, Machu PeachU

I just did a fun Pink and Red nail polish roundup, but the OPI Neutrals still have my heart. I feel Samoan Sand is the best everyday neutral clean polished beige that makes my hands look more put together. I also really love Pale to the Chief, Tiramsu for Two and Machu Peach-U.

Favorite OPI Neutrals Tiramisu for Two, Pale to the Chief, Samoan Sand, Machu PeachU swatches

Glowy Base Favorites

Glow Base Essentials Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Pat McGrath

For my base, the top items I’ve been reaching for the most are the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation (I wear B40 or BD41, swatched here) and the Chanel Le Blanc Rosy Light Drops (swatched here and here).

As always I rely on the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter almost daily for a natural glow (I wear 3, 4 and 4.5 depending on how glowy I want to be, swatches here).

I’ve also still been loving Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation (Light Medium 14, review here) and the Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Concealer (swatches here) for a good everyday base.

My New Favorite Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

For the eyes, my latest discovery is the Too Faced The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. This launched a while ago and it had been on my radar for a while. I was worried it might be too warm or glittery but it’s actually perfect. I think this may be my new favorite eyeshadow palette of the year! Let me know if you want a full review + swatches.

Current Mascara Obsession

Maybelline Sky High Mascara

Last but not least, I have been obsessed with the Maybelline Sky High Mascara. I’ve tried both the regular and waterproof version and like them both. It’s still pretty hard to find online but I’ve seen it restock several times at Target, Ulta and Walmart. If you haven’t tried it I highly recommend giving it a look! It’s one of the few rubber applicators that actually works for me!

What have you been loving lately? New reviews coming soon including the Pat McGrath Divine Rose Collection (spoiler alert is that it’s amazing), new Chanel and some NARS newness too.

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