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More Beauty Sales

22 Nov

Just got the 411 on a few more Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales being hosted by some of our favorite beauty brands. Spread the good word!

BUXOM | BuxomCosmetics.com

  • BLACK FRIDAY – CYBER MONDAY: Get 25% off on all orders + FREE Shipping!
  • Code: BFCM25 

KAT VON D | KatVonDBeauty.com

  • BLACK FRIDAY, 11/23-25: For every $75 purchase, get a FREE vegan leather makeup bag filled with 4 minis: Tattoo Liner in Trooper Black, Ink Liner in Trooper Black, Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Nahz Fur Atoo, and Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Exorcism. FREE Shipping on all US orders. Code: BLACKFRIDAY
  • CYBER MONDAY, 11/26-27: For every $50 purchase, get a FREE mini compact mirror. FREE Shipping on all US orders. Code: CYBERMONDAY
  • GIVING TUESDAY, 11/28: Buy any Farm Sanctuary Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and receive a FREE Kat Von D Beauty tote bag! Code: GIVINGTUES

VOLAIRE | volaire.com

Specials go LIVE today! Get exclusive discounts through Cyber Monday + great deals on holiday bundles. One-stop shopping for anyone who needs a little help getting (and keeping!) some volume in their hair.

OUAI | theouai.com

Grab the special Every Which Ouai Set for $85 + FREE shipping this weekend. Set includes: Wave Spray, Smooth Spray, Finishing Crème, Rose Hair & Body Oil, and clear envelope clutch.

Happy Thanksgiving!

xo

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Black Friday + Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

20 Nov

By the end of this week, your email will be flooded with tons of discount offers. And a week from today, even more will pop up. What follows is a small compilation of beauty deals that you can look forward to for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Enjoy!

ULTA | Ulta.com

Get great discounts on brands like Lipstick Queen! Get a signature makeup pouch & mini nude lip liner when you spend $30 or more on Lipstick Queen product.

KORRES | korresusa.com

  • BLACK FRIDAY: Up to 60% off bundles for the entire weekend (11/24 – 11/26)
  • CYBER MONDAY: 30% off any purchase for 1 day only with code CYBER
  • Free shipping on any purchase from 11/24 – 11/27

Lip bundle: Natural Lip Essentials $45 ($110 value)

  • 2 mango butter lip sticks (cinnamon, natural pink)
  • 2 raspberry twists lip sticks (grace, allure)
  • 2 guava lip sticks (wine red, natural pink)

Greek yoghurt bundle: Greek Yoghurt Makeup Prep $55 ($93 value)

  • Smoothie priming moisturiser
  • Under Eye Priming moisturiser
  • Makeup wipes 

Body bundle: Head to Toe Hydration $68 ($137 value)

  • 2 Shower gels (vanilla guava, white grape)
  • 2 Body butters (Japanese rose, jasmine)
  • 2 Mandarin Lip Butters (Rose, Peach)

MACADAMIA PROFESSIONAL | macadamiahair.com

Get 50% off + free shipping on all orders placed November 22-27

NARS | narscosmetics.com

Give & Take Event! All online purchases will be 20% off. This is the only site-wide sale all year! Enjoy discounts from November 23-28.

OLE HENRIKSEN | olehenriksen.com

November 22-28, use code “FRIYAY” at check-out to get a FREE 9-piece skincare set ($63 value) loaded with skincare favorites (deluxe minis) with every $50 purchase + free shipping.

  1. Truth Serum
  2. Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer
  3. The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser
  4. Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser
  5. Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator
  6. Truth On the Glow Cleansing Cloths (10-pack)
  7. Power Peel Transforming Facial System (1 use)
  8. Power Bright 3-Step Professional Brightening System (1 use)
  9. OLEHENRIKSEN Travel Bag

 

NORDSTROM | Nordstrom.com

Cyber 5: For 5 days, November 23-27 get an array of online discounts and promotions on brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Smith & Cult, Bobbi Brown, Dermaflash, Anastasia & more!

SHU UEMURA |ShuUemura-USA.com

  • BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND (November 22-25): 20% off any order over $50; 25% off any order over $100 with code SHUBF
  • CYBER MONDAY (November 27- 28): Expect a new flash sale every 24 hours!

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR |ShuUemuraArtOfHair-USA.com

  • BLACK FRIDAY: Get 25% off any $125 order + get Limited-Edition Super Mario Brothers Paddle Brush, Gift Bag & Free Shipping. *Not applicable to limited edition collections, gift sets or travel sizes.

MILK MAKEUP | MilkMakeup.com

Milk will be running specials from midnight 11/21 thru Tuesday, 11/28. Also look forward to:

  • BLACK FRIDAY: Get 3 Liquid Strobe liquid highlighters for $30 ($72 value)
  • CYBER MONDAY: $10 off ALL kits

 

CATRICE COSMETICS | CATRICECosmetics.com

  • BLACK FRIDAY: Black Bag Deal (November 24th & 25th): Pick any 5 products for only $20 + get free shipping & black gift bag
  • CYBER MONDAY: Spin to Win (November 27th): Spin digital wheel to receive random deal

 

Happy Shopping!

xo

Special Stylist Shoutout

8 Nov

IMG_6668We live in a service city, it’s true. Angelenos are used to having specialists for everything from fashion to fireplaces on speed dial. Is speed dial still a thing? If you’re willing to shell out a few bucks, there isn’t much you can’t book an appointment for, or get delivered in LA.

And we’re known for customer service. Especially when it comes to beauty. As a local beauty blogger, I visit a lot of offices, salons, and spas – where professionals are passionate about their crafts and eager to share their expertise. This city believes in the customer experience.

So when a hair stylist stands out among so many other gifted local artists, I have to give her a special shoutout.

Cheers to Desi at the Umberto Salon in Beverly Hills! Not because she did my highlights exactly as I wanted (No caramel!), and not because she works at one of the longest standing salons in the city. But because of her commitment and energy.

My satisfaction was her priority from the time I walked in, until the moment I exited. She kept it real, too. My kinda girl. Desi showed me all the products my hair definitely didn’t need, and how to use the ones that would make a big difference.

Last note: It was great to see a stylist so proud of her team. She wasn’t new to the Umberto Salon but spoke with all the excitement of a new hire. It’s not uncommon for salons to take on a familial culture, but it’s still awesome to hear firsthand accounts of owners taking good care of their employees. Props to Umberto Savone, too!

Book an appointment with Desi at:

Umberto Salon | 416 N. Canon Dr., BH 90210 | 310.274.6395

xo

 

 

The Beauty of Atonement

30 Sep

dove_of_peace_312270When I was younger, I thought of atoning as primarily dark. It was about apologizing for actions I’d already taken, with the promise of betterment should the situation arise again. Making amends. Sometimes I’d grasp for things to apologize for, some years I’d have a list prepared. Oh the college years!

I’m not very religious. But I always participate in Jewish High Holiday traditions, and will always buy Chanukah presents. I don’t go to temple (unless to watch my nieces sing) or belong to a congregation, but I do my own thing. Maybe not as conventional, but it feels more authentic.

As I was doing my Rosh Hashanah hike and throwing Atonement rocks over Runyon Canyon, I began to see the beauty in all of it for the first time. I’d of course known the loveliness of renewal and beginning a New Year (even if in September) – but the atoning portion usually felt shameful. This year was the first time I saw the beauty of atonement, as it wasn’t so much about apologizing for my sins but rather acknowledging that I can be a better human.

So I made 6 Acknowledgments. Well really 5, and 1 bonus. Having said that, no offense taken if you stop reading here. Truly. Also I haven’t eaten, so babble is almost guaranteed. What follows is basically me putting my acknowledgments (and atonements) out to the universe in hopes of keeping myself accountable.

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Beauty On-the-Go in Los Angeles

22 Jun

I’ve recently been introduced to a few places in LA that I’m excited to share with you. Whether by design or not, they all cater to customers on-the-go. Meaning it’s not a whole day thing just to get your roots done.

Because sometimes you want a day of lux pampering… and sometimes you just want to get in and out.

 

Get radiant skin at The Hall Center

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Stephanie Snowden, N.P. | The Wall Center

We’ve heard a lot about Microneedling lately, and the truth is – it’s worth trying. The treatment is basically a collagen induction therapy used for improving firmness, pore size, sun damage, melasma, wrinkles, and more.

It’s done by Stephanie Snowden, N.P. at The Hall Center of integrative medicine in Santa Monica. She uses an electronic device called the MicroPen Elite to create hundreds of “tiny pinholes in the top layer” of your skin. This isn’t surgery or an invasive procedure. In fact, you can do it on your lunch hour! Just expect some redness.

 

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In Stephanie Snowden’s chair

Stephanie uses Platelet Rich Plasma (your own blood!) to speed up the process of your skin healing itself. She’ll talk you through every step, offer you numbing cream (accept it!), and tell you as much or little as you want to know. She’s awesome.

Read about Microneedling benefits here.

Call 310.566.6688 to make an appointment.

 

 

 

Get late-night color at the Brighton Salon

Smack in the middle of the Beverly Hills triangle is Brighton Salon. Not your typical BH experience, this is more of a barber shop-salon hybrid. It’s a relaxed vibe. They’re welcoming. The receptionist is on top of her stuff.

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Brighton Salon

Pro(s): They have extended hours every Tuesday and Thursday: Open until midnight! No other salon in the area does this.

Con(s): Clients don’t look apologetic when they’re screaming on their cells, and your stylist might answer his phone mid-blowout.

Brighton Salon offers blowouts, cuts, styling, waxing & threading, hair color (organic avail), nail services, and hair extensions (tape, bonding, sew-ins).

Need color? You’re in good hands with Walid.

Call 310.247.2221 to make an appointment.

 

 

Get a spa-quality massage at The Now

Last time I got a massage after reading a “1-HR $40 First Timers” sandwich board, I vowed never to do it again. She basically played patty cake on my back for an hour while sipping soup. And when it came time to turn over, I noticed the door was left wide open the whole time. WTF? Heads up to anyone else who sees that enticing sign next to the Larchmont Farmer’s Market.

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The Now | Studio City

Since then, I’ve opted for hotel and spa massages. Always wonderful, though not very purse-friendly on a regular basis.But a few weeks ago, I was invited to The Now. Problem solved! Walk in anytime, no appointment necessary. Choose from experiences like The Energy (energy balancing), The Stretch (sports massage), The Glow (pregnancy massage), and more. You can get a professional massage for a reasonable price in a totally zen environment, with no soup in sight.

Learn more at thenowmassage.com.

 

 

xo