I was so excited to learn another Shopbop sale is upon us! This one snuck up on me so I don’t have much of a wishlist put together, but I did find a swimsuit and some sneakers that will be perfect for the summer.
The sale runs through April 12th. With code EVENT19 you receive 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off order over $500. Happy shopping!
As a beauty junkie, I’ve been pretty surprised to finding myself skipping foundation completely these days. My rosacea has cleared up thanks to a new Rx. And I’ve found that my skin does better when it gets a break from makeup. Instead of foundation, I have been using tinted SPF. Turning 40 sure does make me what to up my sunscreen game.
Both my mom and I love TIZO 3 Tinted Face Mineral SPF40 Sunscreen. I hadn’t purchased it in several years, but I am sure glad it is back on my regular rotation. I apply after a vitamin C serum every morning. Then skip foundation, add a little Glossier concealer under the eyes and mascara. Boom – done. My skin looks better with a more natural, paired down approach. Plus, my morning routine is significantly more efficient. Win-win.
Today through March 2rd, Shopbop is having a stellar event just in time to stock up for spring fashion. I love taking these opportunities to pick up a splurge piece that I have been saving for. Last event, I finally got my dream leather jacket that I’d been admiring for (literally) years. I wore it today for probably the 50th time – never will regret investing in an item I was sure I loved. This time around, I am considering this utility shirt and this crisp, white sweater. Happy Shopping!
I just returned from very fun visit to see my mom in sunny Florida. It was so nice to thaw out and be outside. Back to the grind now in Tulsa where it is positively freezing, although we escaped the snow dump that has affected to many this week.
I managed to raid my mom’s makeup drawer during my visit which always yields some fun discoveries. This time, my find was from one of her favorite brands, Marc Jacobs. This tiny little eyeliner packs a punch and has replaced my previous favorite.
The ultra-skinny pencil has a two millimeter tip that is unbreakable. The gel formula glides on effortlessly. The small size allows for precise application which is ideal for my preferred tightline look. And the waterproof formula lasts on the waterline throughout the day. For extra drama, I also work the pencil in between my lashes for a full lash effect.
I have been using Blacquer, a deep, inky Black. But I cannot wait to pick up Truffled (caramel brown) and Marine (dark blue).
I know I am always chatting about Shopbop, but living in Tulsa, it is my go-to for staples that are hard to find here. I looked down at my outfit for work today and it was literally head-to-toe Vince, all of which I have purchased on Shopbop. Granted, not everything I order works out. But they are champs about returns. But once I find I a line I love (Rag and Bone, Jenni Kayne, RAILS, Vince, etc.) it is so easy to make it a shopping resource. And I love they are adding more favorites to their inventory like the all time best laundry splurge here and great beauty buys like this device.
I think I like the countdown to the holidays more than the holidays themselves. It is always a bit sad that you can’t be with everyone you adore on the big days. My family is scattered across the US. Plus, Christmas, especially, is so much pressure with presents and glitz and festivities. Maybe another reason I prefer the build up rather than the main event, is that I love Advent, the Christian celebration of the four Sundays leading up to the big celebration. A favorite childhood memory of mine is advent calendars – opening a door each day of December for small treats and the contemplation of what this time of year means to me, my family and my friends.
This year, The Body Shop, created the most extraordinary advent calendars for grown-up beauty junkies. Each day reveals a product that can celebrate the spirit of the season (or perk up from a holiday slump). There are 25 treats that delight. And little daily gifts are along the theme of nature inspired by the Enchanted Forest – something I always love being reminded of any time of the year.
I don’t want to spoil all the fun, but for those of you who want to know what is in it, the list is below. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!