Free Mascara at Nordstrom

Dior-Diorshow-Blackout-mascara-in-Kohl-BlackI’m sure this will come as a shock to no one, but I love Nordstrom…  I also love a good sale… oh and I love Dior mascara… which some of you may remember was one of my favorite beauty products of 2013. This post contains all three of those things, so you know it’s going to be good!

May 24th Nordstrom is having their annual Mascara Madness promotion where if you buy two mascaras, you can get the third for FREE! I love, love, love this promotion and look forward to it every year! Here’s the best part, you can mix and match between some of the very best brands they carry:  Armani, YSL, Dior, Chanel, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, Nars, MAC, Laura Mercier, Clinique, Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Guerlain, Chantecaille, Clarins, Shisheido, and Kevin Aqucoin!

Since I’ll be out of town on May 24th, I panicked slightly when I found out the date.  Luckily, all it took was a call to my local Dior counter and I was able to let them know what I wanted, and they promised to make sure to ring me up for them on the 24th and ship them to me – I could have picked them up when I got back, but I’m lazy so I figured I’d just let them ship them!  Seriously, Nordstrom has the best customer service ever – just one of the reasons I love to shop there. DIOR-Mascara-Diorshow_Iconic_Overcurl

If you don’t already have a favorite mascara, my personal favorites are Diorshow Black Out & Diorshow Iconic Overcurl but
you really can’t go wrong!  I did notice that Iconic Overcurl now comes in a waterproof version, which some of you waterproof fans might like.  Personally, I prefer a non-waterproof mascara because I think they’re easier to remove and less of a hassle in the long run.

Anyway, this post was in no way sponsored and Nordstrom and Dior don’t know me from Adam but I really love this promo and the product and wanted to be sure to share it with you all so you could take advantage if you’re a fan like me!

PS: In case you need an excuse to go shopping, the general rule of thumb is to replace your mascara every four to six months

Happy Tuesday- Hope you’re having a great week!



Smashbox Always Sharp Eyeliner & Kiehl’s Makeup Remover

I want to preface this e-mail by telling you I am the worst; I promised this last week, and I’m sorry it didn’t happen!  Today I spent some time getting ready before work so I could snap some pictures.


First up, Smashbox’s Always Sharp 3d Eyeliner I purchased this in Orchid which is a really pretty purple*.

I was at my local Ulta a few weeks ago browsing { I could seriously spend all day browsing at Ulta } and I remembered that I really needed a new purple eyeliner.  So I wandered over to the makeup section and this one caught my eye.  I liked the concept of ‘always sharp’ because I swear to you I am always losing my darn pencil sharpener.  That thing disappears for months at a time, and I’m left scratching my eyelids trying to use my liners without sharpening.  I figured, what the heck I’d give it a try.  So I played around with the colors and decided on Orchid.

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Favorite Beauty Products of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, I’m doing a lot of reflecting. I thought it would be fun to share what my favorite skincare and makeup products from this year are!

First up, skincare. My skin totally changed this year, what used to work for stopped working. I was on a quest to find a new skincare regimen that would give me clean skin that looked healthy. After kissing a lot of frogs, I’ve finally found a few new products that are working well for me right now:

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1: Benefit: Triple Performing Facial Emulsion I love this moisturizer; it’s lightweight but really moisturizes skin.  I like to mix this with my favorite CC cream (more on that in a second) and apply after washing for just the right amount of moisture and coverage.

2: Benefit: Foamingly Clean Facial Wash I use this face wash every morning and night.  I think it does a great job removing my makeup  (just not eye makeup– I use a real makeup remover for that)  I love that I can use it with, or without the Mia.  I also like that it’s not super drying.  Much like the lotion it has a fresh, clean scent that is pleasant but not overpowering.

3.  Clarisonic: Mia 2 I did a post when I first bought the Mia 2, I had debated for months if I should invest or not but now that it’s been a few months I am SO glad that I did.  I feel lost without this thing; last month when we were in Germany I forgot to bring this and the entire week I felt just gross.  One of the first things I did when I got home was wash my face, it felt so good!  Clarisonic recommends replacing the brush head every three months or so, I started with the Acne brush head which I read good things about because its gentle on the skin.  A few weeks ago, I decided to pick up a new head and went with the Deep Pore brush head, and it’s working just as well!  This was probably the best beauty purchase I made in 2013!

Now for the fun stuff, my favorite makeup items from 2013:

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Urban Decay: Naked 3 Palette

I saw the news on Facebook yesterday that Urban Decay has confirmed a third Naked Palette {Rose Neutrals} will be released. I am so excited!

Update: Head over to Urban Decay right away because the Naked 3 Palette has launched, and can be ordered today for $52!!

I have the original Naked Palette and the Naked Basics Palette. They have become the only eyeshadows that I use. The Naked Basics Palette includes six matte neutrals.  If I’m having a lazy day, but want a bit of color I usually use them solo.  I also like to use these underneath some of the shades from the Naked palette to pump up the drama.


Urban Decay: Naked Basics

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