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Friday Top 5 – Best Holiday Gift Sets

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1) Stila Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set: A collection of Stila’s bestselling Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liners in five shimmery metallic shades. I love every color of these powerhouse pencils! They won’t smudge, budge, or fade through holiday cheer or seasonal weather. And, they are cruelty free!

2)Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro’s Picks Lip Tar Set: You know how much I adore OCC! This selection of shades from the artists at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is designed not only to be ready-to-wear, but made to be mixed. This set contains: Lip Tar in Pretty Boy (super-rich fuchsia), Melange (terracotta neutral), Vintage (deep burgundy), Stalker (true blue based red), Grandma (classic coral)- Lip brush.  Another cruelty free favorite! 

3)NARS Kiss Mini Larger Than Life; Lip Gloss Coffret: This set features five Larger Than Life Lip Gloss shades. NARS glosses are some of my personal favorites, and these pinks are perfection!! This set contains:Lip Gloss in Silver Factory (aluminum glitter), Chelsea Girls (flesh-toned beige), Drella (ultra sheer hot pink), Blue Movie (pink sherbet), Myths (rosy pink) 

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Beauty Deals at Nordstrom Rack

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nordstromrackbeautydealsIn celebration of the new Nordstrom Rack Grand Opening in Huntington Beach, CA, I was asked to compose a post of my preferred haunts and rituals in my favorite neighborhood of Huntington. Me? Oh yes, I can help with this!

First, let’s get to the good stuff. Nordstrom Rack. Now, I am sure that most of you think of this department store mecca for your stylist clothing needs, but did you know that Nordstrom Rack has some of the best beauty deals around? Serioulsy, they do.  This is the store where I stock up on my beloved Kerastase Oleo Relax, and Chrome hair products. I also count on the Rack to help me find great beauty kits at a steal.  Last trip sent me home with Urban Decay 24hr Eyeshadow Pencils (which have now become a favorite) and Stila Angel Eyecolor palette. 

After your trip to Nordstrom Rack, Huntington Beach CA, I suggest you visit the following to complete your day:

  • Hyatt Pacific Waters Spa: I adore this little escape. For $35 dollars you can spend the day at the spa, relaxing in the hot tub and sauna or hanging out by the pool and watching the surfers tackle the waves below. They have fantastic spa deals if you and a friend want to indulge and pamper yourselves.
  • Spark Woodfire Grill: After you indulge in the spa or pool, jaunt down the street to one of my favorite places for a weekend brunch.  Mimosa’s and an amazing smorgasbord of food. I particularly love their gravy and biscuits.


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Blake Lively’s Best Makeup Looks

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I must admit to a tinge of jealousy. Ok, maybe it's more than a tinge.  It's a big fat ball of jealousy.  When I think of a cool chick that has it all, I instantly picture Blake Lively.  The gal is stunning, has the perfect body, cooks, and I have been told she is genuinly nice….oh, and did I mention she is dating my crush Ryan Renolds??

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Stila Kitten Silk Eyeshadow Wash

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Stila Kitten

Kitten eyeshadow has long been a celebrity and makeup artist favorite.  This best selling shade is a flattering beige pink with gold undertones and a soft shimmer finish.  It looks amazing on everyone, and is the go to shade for a simple, classic eyelid look.   I use this personally and professionally, and find that it is the eyeshadow i reach for when I need a soft, illuminating look for the eye.  It is an instant refresher, and a great color to perk up the eyes after a long night out about town.

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