Harper’s Bazaar Glossybox

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August Favorites

August Beauty Favorites 2014

Click here to view my latest YouTube video – my favorite beauty and non-beauty items for the month of August! I had a great time picking this month’s favorites for you guys – definitely a random assortment, heavier on the non-beauty faves this time around. But no fear–next month’s installment promises to be big on the beauty, as I’ve been testing some products out a little more rigorously than usual so I can be absolutely sure they’re up to standard (and they are).

Leave me a comment down below with your favorite beauty item of the past month. What have you been absolutely loving? Let’s have a discussion!

Beauty Recs with Sally Beauty

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In my last Sally Beauty post, I offered my custom beauty consultation services to one winner–and that winner was the lovely Elizabeth. My spending limit was $45 so I opted to multitask items: several eyeshadows (suited to her eye color) in one, as well as a gorgeous blush/bronzer combo. I’m loving the “nude everything” trend these days so of course a dusty rose nail color was in order, as was a nude lip pencil. Plus, through the rest of August, you get a free snazzy tote if you spend $45 at any Sally Beauty store, while supplies last. And trust me, they’re cute.

  1. Femme Couture Velvet Bronzer and Blush Duo
  2. Femme Couture Color Made Easy Shadow Effects Trio
  3. Real Colors Hydra Lips Waterproof Gel Lip Liner
  4. OPI Nail Lacquer in Nomad’s Dream
  5. Ardell Natural Multipack Babies

I hope you like my picks for you, Elizabeth! I thoroughly enjoyed shopping for you! I hope you enjoy your gift card and please let me know how your shopping goes!

Little Black Book of Bronzers

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A few months ago (gulp) I had the privilege of being sent this awesome “Little Black Book of Bronzers” by Too Faced. The name is definitely a misnomer because it’s actually really, really large–but it’s so friggin’ amazing I just had to share it with you all. It contains their entire collection of bronzers – and you all by now know how much of a fanatic I am for the Milk Chocolate Soleil. The Milk Chocolate variety is perfect for pale-faced gals while the chocolate soleil is perfect for anyone with a medium complexion and deeper. Also included are a bunch of shimmery/highlighting bronzers (is that a paradox?).Read & Comment →

DIY Beauty Elixir

Hey guys! I’m back with something fun and creative for you to try today. If you’re a fan of Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir – a luscious tonic water filled with essential oil goodness that simultaneously calms your mind and wakens your skin–yeah, that beauty elixir…well I have good news. You can make your very own version, and customize it to suit your skin’s individual needs! Simply watch the video above and follow the instructions below (which you can print, pin, whatever tickles you) and happy mixing!

Today’s comment question is: What is your favorite smell in the whole wide world? Mine is probably the smell of butter and sugar cooking on the stove. I also love bergamot, amber, and iris.

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July Favorites!

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Hello! I’m back! I missed you all! I am typing this up, bleary-eyed at 10pm before I go to bed (yes, I sleep, on occasion!) so I can’t talk much but luckily my new July Favorites video will do that for me. Click the image above to visit my video on YouTube and you’ll find out about my favorites from the past month – surprisingly, not a whole lot of makeup! I hope you enjoy!! (P.S. Links will be in the description box of the YouTube video page so if you want to know where to find anything, this page is your ticket!)

My Sally Beauty Haul

 

Sally Beauty $45 Shopping Haul Giveaway Contest

Hey guys! Today I’m back with another post with Sally Beauty – excites! 

Sally Beauty gave me the challenge of spending $45 at one of their stores and see what I came up with. I picked some old favorites and some new goodies that I can’t wait to try out. I’m particularly excited about finding the Natural Multipack Babies by Ardell. Such good lookin’ eyelashes, and I don’t normally wear falsies.

FYI: Shop at your local Sally and get a FREE bag with your in-store purchase of $45! One of them is the cute gold tote shown above!

What’s more, if you enter to win my giveaway below, you’ll not only have the chance to win a $45 gift card of your own, BUT ALSO you’ll get a free beauty consultation from yours truly. So, you send me some information about yourself (maybe a photo, too) and I’ll select items from Sally Beauty under $45 that you can then go and pick up for yourself with your nifty new gift card. Neat, right?! How often are giveaway prizes tailored to the winner?!

Enter below! Good luck!

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There’s also a Pinterest Contest going on August 1, 2014 – August 29, 2014 that you can enter if you’re familiar with Pinterest!

June Favorites 2014

Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing with you my June Favorites. I know it’s a little late but studying for my Anesthesiology board exam on July 29th has me completely swamped! Get ready for something exciting in August though! ;-) I’ve been loving espadrilles from Shopbop (they have a great selection) and this has been one of my favorite places to shop for beauty products lately thanks to the free shipping and easy returns.

Click to watch the video above or shop my faves below.

In the comments, tell me ONE favorite thing you’ve been loving for the past month. Let’s chat!

Shop My June Favorites!

The Ultimate Beachy Waves with Sally Beauty

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Hey everyone! Today I have a very special post for you guys. (There’s a giveaway at the end!) I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered up with Sally Beauty (one of my fave places to shop for nail and hair supplies). The partnership will celebrate summer and in this post I’m sharing with you how I get my beachy waves – especially with my medium-length hair. In future posts I’ll be challenged to go on a shopping spree with a limited amount of money – and I’ll share with you just how much I’m able to get for my dollar. And in my third post, one of YOU will get a personalized beauty consultation from me! P.S.–did you know that Sally Beauty is the world’s largest retailer of professional supplies? Who knew??

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