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Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

2 Dec

Pat McGrathI’ll make this quick. It’s Cyber Monday and there are some good beauty deals to be found! I’m even using Rakuten to get cash back on my purchases. It’s super simple. Just search the Rakuten site for the shop you want and click it to activate your discount. Some stores are offering up to 15% back!

Here’s a quick rundown of my favorite beauty deals for today only…

  • LORAC Cosmetics – 50% off sitewide! Yes, f’real! Code: CYBER50
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty – 20% off sitewide + free shipping. I’m in!
  • Laura Mercier – A very rare 25% off sitewide … except my favorite perfume for some reason!
  • Buxom Cosmetics – 25% off sitewide + free shipping! Best. Glosses. Anywhere! Code: CYBER25
  • Tarte Cosmetics – Up to 60% off on super deals + 25% off everything else. Hello, Salt Lyfe! Code: CYBER
  • Too Faced – 30% off sitewide. Check out their Natural Nudes lipsticks with coconut butter! Better Than Sex mascara for $18? Always. Code: PINK30
  • Pat McGrath Labs –$10 (Yes, $10!) LuxeTrance Lipsticks! All hail the queen! 25-20% off sitewide + free shipping! No code needed.
  • Armani Beauty – 20% off sitewide. Luminous Silk Foundation? Nothing better. Code: CYBER20
  • Laneige – 30% off sitewide. The Lip Mask trailblazer!
  • NARS – Up to 30% off sitewide. Head to the site to find your discount.
  • Voluspa – 25% off sitewide. I’ve mentioned the Milk Rose candles before. And now I’m noticing a lotion, too. This girl’s accepting gifts!

Happy shopping, all. Save today… and give back tomorrow! #givingtuesday


Sephora Opens at The Grove (!)

2 Oct

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Woo hoo, I’m doing sassy high kicks! Sephora is celebrating its Grand Opening at The Grove today.

Yes, I actually do get excited for every one of their new stores… as with each Sephora comes a slightly different personalty that still maintains all the comfort of my favorite staple beauty products.

And when I see those seven shiny black letters on a storefront outside my normal stomping grounds [insert angels singing here], it’s even more comforting. Judge if you want, but Sephora really does feel like the Mother Ship sometimes.

Anyway, personal ramblings aside, The Grove location offers free (yes FREE!) beauty classes and has a special IQ Technology that helps you find your perfect foundation and lip shades. Also check out the back of the store for a new kind of skincare experience. Cough Lancer Skincare cough cough.

Sephora at The Grove | 189 The Grove Drive | Los Angeles, 90036



Quick SAG Awards Recap

20 Jan

Claire Danes_SAG2014The Screen Actors Guild Awards were this weekend in Los Angeles. The SAG ceremony was quick and fun. The red carpet… meh.  I’ve gotta be honest (while no one’s paying me not to be!) none of the gowns were jaw-dropping this year.

I won’t go off on the choices I truly questioned. I will say however that I dunno whose hair looked worse – Brad Pitt’s or Natalie Dormer’s (Game of Thrones). Buuuuut, they’re both hot enough to pull off the looks. Not all of us are so blessed.

My favorite all-around look was Claire Danes. She isn’t usually my front-runner, but her Vionnet gown was a really different choice—stunning in a sexy 80’s sorta way.

Makeup artist Matin Maulawizada played off the style of her gown beautifully. He used Laura Mercier products to create sultry eyes with the perfect amount of shimmer to complete her look.

Here are the Laura Mercier products Matin used:

Hmm, who else?Jennifer Lawrence

The only place Meryl Streep can ever seem to do any wrong is on the red carpet. But Saturday, she looked gorgeous, sexy AND comfortable in Stella McCartney.

I loved Lena Headey’s (Game of Thrones) Jenny Packham gown. It bordered a bit casual but she’s tall enough to pull it off.

On the flip side, Elisabeth Rohm’s Marchesa gown was a little bride-like. That said, she was exquisite in it.

Oh, props of magnificence to Jennifer Lawrence’s ear lobes, which were dripping in Jennifer Meyer Japanese double drop amethyst pyramids with blue sapphire and pave diamonds—all set in yellow gold.

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Up next: Grammy weekend!


Five Shades of White

11 Oct

Fanny Wang 1000 Series

As best we can tell in Los Angeles, it’s fall.

There’s a little breeze and pumpkin flavoring is popping up in all the coffee shops.

Still we’re a beach(ish) town, so we can get away with a bit more seasonal crossover than our east coast relatives. So I say, “let the summer whites carry on!” Unless of course, they’re linen.

I’ve got some happy holdovers from summer that I plan on rocking as long as I can—or until I lose them.

Fanny Wang Headphones – 1000 Series

Seriously, these bad boys rock. Not only are they totally adorbs, but the 1000 On Ear series is perfect for girl-sized ears. As a writer always trying to block out the world, these are like a little piece of 40mm high-performance heaven. Fannywang.com

Gucci Sunglasses – 4225 Mystic White

I may never take these off. They’re feather light and a gorgeous color combo. Not too ghetto gold, not too whiteout white. Plus, they sit comfortably on your face without making those sweaty lines on your cheekbones. You know the ones. SOLSTICEsunglasses.com

iPhone 5White & Silver

So thin, so light, so speedy. Okay I honestly don’t notice that much difference from the iPhone 4, but the White is just too pretty not to mention. Apple.com

Hard Candy Bubble Slider case

Plus all the best covers are still made for iPhone 4. Like my favorite white Bubble Slider case by Hard Candy. Beyond cute, plus it’s got a nifty little inner rubber thing that protects the phone really well, should you drop it. Who does that? Hardcandycases.com

Ciate Caviar Manicure

Every time I wear this polish, I feel like I have candy on my nails. In a good way! It’s an opaque white polish with little caviar pearls you can add. It may have been a limited edition, so don’t even know if it’s still around – but check out your local Sephora or Nordstrom

Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye ColourPlatinum

I’ve been wearing this light metallic formula forever and I don’t plan to stop anytime soon. It’s lovely alone or over an eye primer. The perfect white champagne sheen with a smoky or cat eye liner. Lauramercier.com