Beauty: Favorite Fall Lip Liners

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I have finally found my holy grail lip liners! Yes I have been on the hunt to find that perfect mauve nude lip liner that can both be worn alone or with a lipstick on top. My top two favorites would have to be Charlotte Tillbury Pillowtalk and Laura Mercier Plumberry. Although they are both slightly different they leave a beautiful finish on the lip. They are very creamy and extremely long lasting. One great bonus is Laura Mercier includes a pencil sharpener with all of her lip liners. Definitely a nice touch.
What are your favorite lip liners?

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Beauty: New Beauty Arrivals!!!

I always love staying up to date on new arrivals at Sephora and Nordstrom…my two fav spots to pick up beauty items. Here are a few new items…I can’t wait to check out:

_105349511. Deborah Lippman Nail Varnish
Can be purchased here!

s1718311-main-hero-3002. GlamGlow Flashmud Brightening Treatment
Can be purchased here!

s1703412-main-hero-3003. Too Faced Melted Long Wear Lipstick
Can be purchased here!

s1683697-main-hero-3004. Prada Candy Kiss Florale
Can be purchased here!

Are there any new releases you want to try?

Everyday Life: Returning Beauty Products?

thIt seems that people have a mixed feeling on returning beauty products if they are not in love with them. I however only buy my beauty products from stores that have a generous return policy. If I am willing to invest money in a product and am not in love with it you can guarantee its going back. Thankfully Sephora and Nordstrom offer an amazing return policy. These businesses understand that you may not love a product and want you to be happy with your purchase. I truly believe that when someone is happy with their purchase you can guarantee they will be back time and time again.
How do you feel about returning beauty products?

Fashion: Chloe Marcie Long Zip Around Wallet

83100647cfd6486d7d4741a374d93e62For years I have been a huge fan of the brand Chloe. I think the brand offers incredibly stunning bags and accessories with buttery soft leathers. I was on the hunt for a long wallet and thought I would give this one a go. I purchased it in a light gray as I thought it would be a good contrast to my black handbag. After a few days…I knew it wasn’t going to work. The leather was so soft and so light that I felt I had to be too careful with it. A wallet is going to get banged up and scratched but I was so too worried about messing it up that I wasn’t enjoying it. Needless to say it went back. My local Nordstrom did not have it in black…had they I would have exchanged it for that color. It’s a beautiful wallet and it held so much…just wasn’t the right color for me.
Do you own any accessories or handbags by Chloe?

Beauty: Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Sheer Powder

2408901I love my skin with a dewy finish. As far back as I can remember that is always how I have preferred my makeup to look. Recently I was introduced to the Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Sheer Powder. Now I have not had luck with any powder type product that I have tried in the past…so I was very hesitant to pick this up at my local Nordstrom. I even had the sales associate apply it to my face prior to buying (which is so unlike me). I was sold immediately. This powder is not your typical powder product. It adds a glow unlike any other product I have ever used. It’s so finely milled that it would be incredibly hard for someone to tell you are wearing a powder. If you are on the fence about trying this I am going to give you that push to go check it out. Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed.
Have you tried Chanel Les Beige?

Fashion: Ugg Dakota

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I was gifted these amazing slippers and couldn’t have been more excited to receive them. I have always been a huge fan of Ugg and always thought they were amazing quality shoes. When my husband and I recently moved I decided to donate my Ugg boots to charity. I was and am still glad I did it as we’ve had a cold winter but it left me without slippers or warm shoes to run errands and let the dog out in. Obviously first world problems I know but it made me all the more thankful to receive these. Long story short I had never tried the Dakota style shoes before and have totally fallen in love. They are everything Ugg is all about, durable, comfortable, and quality shoes. If you have not tried the Dakota style I highly suggest you do. You won’t be disappointed!

What is your favorite Ugg style?

Beauty: Dolce & Gabbana Angled Brush

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2014 was all about brows for me. I love a nice natural full brow and I really think I found the best products to achieve that look. Anyways…the one thing I have been missing and meaning to pick up for at least a year was an angled eyebrow brush. I enlisted the help of a beauty stylist at Nordstrom the last time I was in. She highly recommended the Dolce & Gabbana angled eyebrow brush. I must say I was skeptical as designers making their way into beauty can be hit or miss…but I took the chance and went with her recommendation! Wow was I happy after just one use! I couldn’t believe the difference the brush made in the ease of creating the perfect brow! If you are on the market for a good eyebrow brush…run to your local store to pick this one up! You won’t regret it?
Have you used Dolce & Gabbana beauty brushes before?

Fashion: Camisoles

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I laugh because never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be doing a blog post on Camisoles, but these play such an important role in my everyday fashion. I absolutely love layering clothes…its something that I have grown more in love with as the years go on. I get hot easily and like having the option to take layers off if need be. About 9 years ago I discovered Nordstrom’s camisoles. Lets just say I haven’t found anything as good since. Coming in at $12.00 each…these are the best and most durable Camis out there. I can’t say enough great things about these…they can be purchased here.
Have you tried the Nordstrom camis?

Fashion: Holiday Gift Guide

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Ahhh now for the fashionista in your life! In many ways fashion is a bit like beauty in the sense everyone has their own personal style. However the are some basics every girl will love. Here are my 5 top picks:

Scarf: This is such a great addition to any outfit and truly can be worn all year around. I love a good scarf. My favorite would be from Marine Layer. They can be purchased here!

Umbrella: Rain is never fun to be out walking around in…but having a fun umbrella makes it that much better. Recently I picked up this Totes Bubble Umbrella. It is extremely well made and a great price. It can be purchased here!

Handbag: Now we are talking my language. I must say this is my total weak spot. I love handbags and think this would make such a wonderful gift for any girl in your life. I love purchasing my handbags at the specific designer’s boutique…but if you are unable to get to one near you…there is always Neiman Marcus or Barneys!

Gift card: Lets be honest…gift cards are a simple yet wonderful gift. I love both giving and receiving gift cards. This opens up endless possibilities! If you know a specific store they love to shop at…that is your clue to go pick up a gift card! They can use it on whatever they want! How awesome is that!

Jewelry: This is definitely my second weak spot. I love jewelry to the core. This is such a personal and special gift. Whether you are gifting costume jewelry or fine jewelry Nordstrom is a great place to shop. If you are thinking on the luxury side…I highly recommend Cartier or Van Cleef and Arpels.

What would you gift the fashionista in your life?