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Happy Friday – Nordstrom Sale

by Lindsay on July 17, 2015 · 2 comments

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Vacation Planning on Belle Belle Beauty

Let me preface that this isn’t a complaint, but this week has been weird. My best buddy and I discussed last night over wine that something must be going on with the planets – we immediately pulled up our horoscopes. It hasn’t been bad but I’ve felt this odd sort of self-awareness and awkwardness. So the plan for Saturday and Sunday is to hunker down and spend some time at my pool. It is hotter than ever here in Tulsa so likely it will be more like “time IN my pool”. And tonight I will be decompressing from the work week with some research for a vacation. I am due for a beach like the one above… seriously. And of course another review of the Nordstrom sale, which became available to everyone today. Here’s what I have my eye on:

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Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

by Lindsay on July 16, 2015 · 0 comments

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Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette on Belle Belle Beauty

I haven’t be able to resist tinkering with my new Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette since it arrived earlier this week. It was just too good to delay on posting on second longer. This palette isn’t like others (they seem ubiquitous lately, right?). This one is refillable, so no more lonely, unattended shadows while other hit pan in a hot second. This palette holds a collection of single eyeshadows you get to curate yourself.

There are 40 shades to chose from – no shocker that I went with the nudes. But these primer-infused shades range from tame to sassy. The formula is seriously pigmented and a light hand gives me the wash of color I usually wear to work. What I love most is that the shadow lasts all day long. The powder-to-silk feel doesn’t wear off like other creamy powders I have tried.

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette on Belle Belle Beauty

The process is simple on Sephora – just add the palette to your basket and customize it. The discount is applied at checkout for a total of $40 – a steal considering the value is $85. I literally took all my other palettes out of my everyday makeup drawer and stored them in the beauty closet because I just know this is the one I will be reaching for on the regular.

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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on July 15, 2015 · 0 comments

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Amazon Prime Day on Belle Belle Beauty

So I have a confession. I live off of Amazon. I have a small apartment and there aren’t many stores super close by. I love the fact I can come home from work with essentials waiting for me at the door. Not to mention Amazon also carries some of my beauty favorites like RMS and Bioderma. Heck, I will even tell you guys I get toilet paper and dog food at Amazon.

Needless to say I will be celebrating today as Amazon celebrates the big 2-0 birthday tomorrow. Yeah, I know other retailers have something going on, but Amazon is my only love at this point. The first ever Prime Day has deals that rival Black Friday. Starting at midnight – and every 10 minutes – there will be new Lightening Deals, Deals of the Day each day and always fast and free shipping. Not already a member of Prime? (another confession: I have been for YEARS) You can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Prime at amazon.com/primeday.

Some other links from around the web from this week:

Love this Caftan for my lazy, summer pool days.

Absolutely in love with this dress… and then I found out it was called the “Lindsay Wrap” – NEED.

 Current favorite: this clever nude eyeshadow palette – talk about staying power.

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I seriously hate to post about something that is sold out, but consider this a sort of PSA. If anyone sees this on shelves, snag immediately. And I have been told by the Josie Maran team that they are working on restocking the Argan Liquid Gold Self Tanning Oil so get that credit card ready.

I have been a bit ambivalent about self-tanner this summer (just sticking with my tried and true Kate Somerville which is fabulous but hardly new to the routine). That was until this oil came across my desk. I am one to fall hard for an oil and this one is no different. Just happens to be this version is a self-tanning version.

First and foremost, my readers tend to focus in on the scent. I can’t smell a single thing except for argan oil goodness, vanilla and apricot. But those with a more sensitive nose will be glad to hear that in consumer studies, 88% agree the product left no after-scent. So score one for Josie.

The formula is a quick-absorbing and nourishing pure argan oil. The finish isn’t greasy but I do get a golden finish. I applied this rather quickly the first time around, but with the mitt I didn’t need to worry about streaking. The soft and plush fabric actually calms my skin and gives an immediate but natural-looking bronze. The formula also contains coconut water and aloe to smooth and revitalize skin.

I am already well through my bottle of this liquid gold. So I will be sure to let you know as soon as I spot a replenishment for myself. I will be keeping my eye on Sephora.

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mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Eau de Toilette Spray on Belle Belle Beauty

You guys know me… I love woody, amber-filled winter fragrances. But this isn’t one of them. And that’s because it is… in fact… summer. So I am embracing the triple digit weather and trading in for a summer scent. One preferably that can take me on a virtual vacation – anyone else have cabin fever right now?

Buenos Aires sounds pretty good and that is the city that inspired mark. in their latest collection. The annual summer release is always a treat and inspires me to push color boundaries. But this year encouraged me to embrace the something tropical, floral but still with those musky undertones.

Buenos Aires Vibe Eau de Toilette Spray has a fruity-floral escape filled with violet and passionfruit but layered over musk. This fragrance packs a punch but I like that it lasts all day. I like to spray and walk through the mist for a slightly muted effect. And this is a crowd-pleaser at the pool… just sayin’.

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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on July 8, 2015 · 0 comments

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A Fresh Look on Belle Belle Beauty

The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale launches tomorrow for Reward Members (opens up to the public on 7/17). Nordstrom Cardholders will get double points 7/9-7/16 – you better bet I’ll be shopping. Some of my favorites from the site lately (yes, I’ve been creating my wish list):

And some other finds from the web:

I’ve learned just one of these breathing techniques. But because I have a tendency to get a little stressed, I can’t wait to try the others.

The classiest, most elegant wedding.

Surprised I don’t have Scandinavian blood because I totally get “all things koselig, the Norwegian word for ‘cozy.'” Loved this essay about living in the Arctic Circle and seasonal affect disorder. I do believe enjoying the season is a mindset. Maybe I should embrace that idea while I bemoan this sweltering summer heat.

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