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Saturday, October 3, 2015

AOL Fall Beauty Awards

I'm THRILLED to announce that I'm a 2015 fall beauty judge for AOL! I tried over 20+ skincare products, and I'll be telling you guys all about the best of the best in today's post.
1.  Bliss Micro Magic ($48) - Micro Magic is, hands down, the most incredible at-home microdermabrasion treatment I've ever tried.  Formulated with fine volcanic pumice, vitamin E, and soothing aloe, this product exfoliates like no other.  I promise that you'll see AND feel a difference after one wash!  $48 may seem pricy but this item's worth every penny!  Use it twice a week after cleansing for max results.  

2.  C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve ($5.50) - If you have dry lips, this item is a must-have.  It's emulsified with rose extract, which conditions and helps ease irritation.  As a plus, it smells like heaven and gives you a light pink tint.  I like to apply a thin layer before bed to keep my pucker moisturized.

3.  Artistry Youth Xtend Enriching Cream ($79.30) - Artistry may just be my new fave skincare line. This cream is unreal because it works overnight to "reprogram" your skin - it repairs existing damage, while improving smoothness and radiance.  Made of life-extending mediterranean botanical, this cream encourages skin's natural youth protein production.  FYI, it's currently on sale at Amazon for $79.30 (it's originally $169.95).  Purchase this STAT before it sells out.  I promise you'll thank me when your skin's softer than a baby's bottom, ha.  In my humble opinion, this cream's better than La Mer's famous moisturizing soft cream.

4.  First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads ($15 for 30, $30 for 60) - I don't know about you guys, but toner's a must for my daily skincare routine.  I usually use liquid toner, but I like these because they tone and exfoliate!  Ingredients include cucumber, indian gooseberry, lemon peel, and licorice root. Note: these pads are perfect for sensitive skin because they're free of harsh chemicals and colorants.

5.  Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser ($36) - I know I listed Bliss' exfoliating treatment above, but this cleanser's different because it's gentle enough for daily use.  Murad recommends using it 2-3 times a week, but IMO as long as you're not rubbing furiously, you can use it everyday.  It's made of three exfoliating agents - salicylic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid -  and Jojoba skin-polishing beads. The aforementioned ingredients loosen dulling buildup and polish excess debris.

6.  Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil ($48) - This product is everything.  It's seriously the best argan oil I've ever used.  Grown organically in Morocco, this formula contains healing, conditioning, and anti-aging properties.  I apply this on my face (over my moisturizing cream) 1-2x a week and on the ends of my wet hair daily.

7.  Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 ($255) - Man, Erno Laszlo knows good skincare.  This incredible cream will seriously impress - this is luxury at its finest. Rich, tropical tamanu oil boosts skin health and promotes rapid healing, while dromiceius oil restores the skin's moisture barrier and stimulates cell renewal.  Note: this product apparently smoothes scars, wounds, and burns (in addition to dry skin) - I can't really comment because I don't have any notable marks.

Have you guys tried any of these? What beauty products are you loving lately?

Friday, October 2, 2015

Luxe | Blvd

I can't wait to tell you guys all about today's OOTD!  I've partnered up with Luxe | Blvd on Sensible Stylista to feature a fun, trendy look for y'all.  For those of you unfamiliar with the brand, let me give you some background.  LB's a specialty boutique who's mission is to celebrate and unify women's fashion by promoting confidence, innovation, and essence in all sizes!  They carry fashion-forward trends (sizes 2-24) that cater to the wants and needs of all. Lucky for you guys, they're currently offering an awesome promo - when you share your checkout cart items on FB or twitter, you get an extra 20% off (!!!!!) Also - not that you need any more incentive - they offer free priority shipping on all US orders.
Onto today's ensemble.  I centered my look around my new infiniti cardi - available here for $34.99. This top is a serious must-have IMHO!  I literally got this in the mail a couple weeks ago, and I've already worn it out several times.  What can I say? I'm a sucker for unique designs! Anywho, since it's still fairly warm out, I paired my new top with a high-waisted skirt to create a makeshift dress. However, this top would look absolutely amazing dressed down with jeans.  The knit's loose so it's super comfortable to wear.  Also, for those of you wondering, I'm wearing a size small.
I accessorized with a fun clutch to spice things up!  This fabulous bag is available here in three other color combinations: yellow/black, blue/black, and coral/black.  
A close-up shot of my heels (available here for $29.99) - yeah, I'm feeling pretty good about my shoe game today!  They're the perfect mix of sporty and chic, and they go with everything because they're nude.  They're also easy to wear because of their velcro straps - I'm just going to be real and admit that shoe clasps piss me off sometimes, ha.  FYI, these babies fit true to size!  Oh, and on another note, Luxe | Blvd's currently having a $29.99 shoe sale on their facebook page.  You can (very conveniently) shop their store HERE on FB under the "Shop Now" tab.
Shoes:  c/o Luxe Blvd ($29.99) || Skirt:  BCBGMaxAzria Factory Outlet  (similar) || Top:  c/o Luxe Blvd ($34.99) || Clutch:  c/o Luxe Blvd ($34.99) 

PS.  I'm currently hosting two fabulous giveaways on Sensible Stylista.  Click HERE to enter - you could win some seriously awesome swag.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

HauteDeals - 10/1

Free shipping on orders over $50 + free returns.  Up to 40% off all sweaters and sale items with code BRSALE.

Bare Necessities
Friends & Family - 25% off sitewide with code BESTSALE - valid until 10/5.

Join their email list and receive 15% off your next order.

Friends & Family sale - take 25% off with code FRIENDS.  Free shipping for everyone!

Free shipping with $99 purchase with code SHIP99!

Free shipping on all orders over $75 + 3 free samples with every order!

Eddie Bauer
40% off women's shirts, sweaters, and pants! Free shipping on orders $99+.

Take an additional 30% off clearance + free shipping on orders $125+.

35% off regular price styles with code LOVE or 40% off regular price styles with code THANKU for cardmemembers!  Free shipping on orders over $50+ and free returns.

Entire site 20% off with promo code HEYAUTUMN.

30% off team apparel - valid until 10/13.

Take 15% off your order of $100+ with code CATCH15OFF - valid until 12/31.

Up to 40% off select styles + free shipping on orders $100+.

Extra 40% off all sale styles - expires tonight.

Lord & Taylor
Shoe Sale: Get 30% off 3+ pairs, 25% off 2 pairs, 20% off 1 pair.

Get an extra 25% off with clearance.

Up to 50% off clearance + free shipping on all orders with NIke+ - valid until 12/31.

Free gift and free shipping on $39.50+ Lancome order - valid until 10/2.  Also, up to 40% off select clothing, shoes, handbags, and more + free shipping until 10/4.

Off Saks Fifth
Friends & Family: up to 70% off!  Free shipping on purchases $99+ with code SHIP99.

Old Navy
40% off any 1 item + 20% off everything else with code AWESOME.  Ends tonight!

Ralph Lauren
Enjoy 25% off select styles with code RLGIVE15 - valid until 10/4.

$5 off $50+ order with code SEARS5OFF50 - valid until 12/31.

1 of 4 free deluxe skincare samples with $25+ purchase with code ACNEDLX - ends tonight.
20% off your $80+ order with code FALLISCOMING - ends tonight.

30-40% off select styles - free shipping on orders $175+.

The Body Shop
Buy 3 get 3 free on select items - valid until 10/5.

Free shipping on orders $25+.

Buy 2 get 2 free cosmetics, brushes, beauty tools, and more plus $3.50 off select $10+ order with code 300416.  Valid until 10/3.

Victoria's Secret
$15 off $100, $25 off $150, $50 off $250 with code FALL2015.

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