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DRY SHAMPOOVOLUMIZING HAIR POWDER | TRAVEL GIFT SET |  PRIMER WITH SPF | CHLOE PERFUME GIFT SET | ROSE BLOTTING PAPERS | LASH CURLER |  BLUR PERFECTER | MAKEUP REMOVER | BLUSH TRIO (SHADE: PEACH BEACH) | | NAIL POLISH (SHADE: IVORY NUDE) | TWEEZERS  | LIP STAIN STICK (SHADE: MELTED SUGAR) | NUDE LIP GLOSS (SHADE: NUDE) | MATTE EYE PALETTE | FACE MASK

Happppy Monday guys! How was your weekend? There was a big Utah Holiday that is kind of like the fourth of July (July 24th) so we were with family all weekend hanging out.

I still can’t believe July is almost over! A couple of my friends are getting married this summer and I love putting wedding gifts together! Home stuff from their registry is always a must but I’ve started putting together cute little honeymoon baskets with some of my must-have beauty products. It’s a fun personal touch plus it’s something I know she will use every day. In full disclosure, half are some of my tried and true favorite products and half ended up in my basket because they were cute and pink 😉 (Who can refuse a pretty gift in a cute color scheme?) Below are the perfect travel-size products for your bestie’s honeymoon getaway:

  1. Refillable travel set – I’m so obsessed with this cute travel set that I bought one for myself too. They have little gold airplanes on them and come in a cute pink see-through travel bag.
  2. Neutral eye palette – I don’t own a ton of eyeshadow, but this is one of my favorites that I use all the time. The matte neutral tones make it perfect for a natural beach look or to glam up for a fancy dinner at night.
  3. Eye cream – My makeup artist got me hook, line and sinker on this cooling eye cream for puffy eyes.  It’s so great for traveling!
  4. Dry shampoo: Who wants to worry about washing and styling their hair every day on their honeymoon? (I don’t even like to bother with it at home haha!) You can’t go wrong with a travel-sized shampoo and I swear by this powder. It’s dry shampoo and volume in one – the perfect product for bombshell hair on her honeymoon.
  5. Tweezers – Ok, while they might be a little less than glam, these tweezers are worth their weight in gold (and that’s saying something with these heavy-duty tweezers!). These are worth the hype and make plucking fast and painless. Her eyebrows (and maybe her new husband) will thank you.
  6. Primer with SPF – Wherever her new hubby is taking her, she won’t want to leave without primer. This SPF primer does double duty protecting her from sun exposure plus it will keep her beauty look selfie-ready whether she’s on a beach or a ski lodge.
  7. Makeup remover – Any bride’s makeup game might get a little more natural but chances are slim she will skip it altogether. 😉 This travel-sized makeup remover is one of my favorites. It’s great on sensitive skin and doesn’t leave that annoying oily residue.
  8. Nail polish – The only thing worse than a chipped manicure is a chipped manicure that you have to live with for a week. This pretty nude looks good on anyone.
  9. Face mask – I always pack a face mask when I’m traveling and especially love them after long flights – I use this one whenever I travel. You can also throw in an extra one for the groom so they can make a night of it! Cody secretly loves face masks, maybe as much as I do. 😛
  10. Travel-sized perfume set – Who can resist a perfume that says “Love Story” as a wedding gift? You can incorporate some sweet touches to make it more of a wedding gift without going overboard with the cute. I also couldn’t say no to this cute “Sweethearts” blush.
  11. Long-lasting lip color – I love a good nude lipstick! This one is a lip stain meets lipstick so it will last her all day. I also love the Byte lip pencil! The colors are so rich and they last forever – definitely one of my favorites!
  12. The gift of all gifts – And of course, you can’t go wrong with the ultimate gift – a gift card – so the bride can pick out some of her own favorites. I buy so much of my makeup from Sephora, especially when it comes to skincare or makeup products because I have sensitive skin, so occasionally after using a new product for a week, I break out. I love that I can exchange it and not feel like I wasted money so I can pick something else out I love even more. I always get so excited to pick out new beauty products so I’m always testing out new shades and products. Is it just me or do you feel like you can never have enough makeup? My drawers are stuffed but I still always want to try the latest new launches.

What are some of your favorite gifts for the bride?

XX,

Christine

*In collaboration with Sephora and Shopstyle.

 

 

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Finds Under $100

Happy Friday guys! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to everyone! I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces under $100 – they are all such steals! I’m usually all about quality over quantity, but when you can get both at an affordable price tag, it’s a win-win! Keep reading for some of my favorite budget buys from the sale and see more of my favorite from my first post here.

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DETAILS: GREEN OVERCOAT (UNDER $75) | TAN WOOL HAT (UNDER $30) | SUEDE BOOTIES (UNDER $100)

I want this hat in every color! It comes in 4 different shades and they are all great for fall. The hat is the perfect style and I love the ribbon detail, plus it’s under $30 – it’s a must-have topper for fall and the perfect addition to any look. I also found this jacket on a random rack and had to try it on! So good! And I’m obsessed with this dusty pink trench also under $100.

There are so many good shoe options included in the sale that you really have to do some work to narrow it down to your top few choices, haha. (The good kind of work, but still!) Love these suede booties and this pair under $100 and this pretty navy mule.

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DETAILS: OLIVE BODYSUIT (UNDER $50) | GREEN ARMY VEST (SIMILAR HERE – LOVE THIS ONE UNDER $100) |  DISTRESSED HIGH-RISE DENIM (UNDER $60 – SIZE UP: WEARING SIZE 26) | BURGUNDY LACE-UP PUMP (UNDER $100)

Bodysuits and high-rise denim were made for each other. Nothing throws off the pretty silhouette of a good pair of high-rise jeans like tucking in your top, so a bodysuit is the perfect addition. I love this olive bodysuit – it has all the functionality of a bodysuit but how pretty is the wrap detail?!  These shoes are another great buy. You will never regret having more burgundy pieces in your fall wardrobe and I can’t believe these lace-up pumps are under $100.

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DETAILS: OLIVE STRIPED TOP (UNDER $20 – SIZE SMALL) | DISTRESSED SKINNY JEANS (UNDER $40)

The perfect striped top! I love long-sleeved striped tees. I’m always layering with them during the fall and winter or tying them off at my waist during the summer to add some pattern to my look. I love this mock-neck tee under $20 and this striped pullover under $25.

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LOOK 3: BURGUNDY V-NECK SWEATER (UNDER $40) | DISTRESSED HIGH-RISE DENIM (UNDER $60 – SIZE UP: WEARING SIZE 26) | PLAID SCARF (UNDER $20) | SUEDE BOOTIES (UNDER $100)

Can we talk about the denim selection on sale right now!? So many great styles from some of my favorite brands! Love the distressing on this pair for under $60 (non-distressed pair under $50 here).  This is a great cropped style and I also got these – both under $60.

There are also so many great fall layers included in the sale. This sweater has a great mesh detail and I love an oversized, deep v-neck sweater – this one is under $35. And what’s fall without a cozy turtleneck sweater? Also love this perfect sweatshirt dress.

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DETAILS: GREY SWEATSHIRT | DENIMSUEDE BOOTIES (UNDER $100) | TAN WOOL HAT (UNDER $30)

Ok so admittedly these jeans aren’t under $100, but a good pair of AG jeans for over 35% off is still a great find. They barely ever go on sale and AG is one of my top 3 brands for denim. They are a great investment for your wardrobe and will last forever.

This oversized sweatshirt was another one of my favorite picks from the sale. I’m wearing a size medium because that was all they had left; I would probably be a small but I actually like the oversized look too; just pair it with a skinny pant to offset the top. This one is under $35 and the boxy cut gives it a more modern, current feel than a basic sweatshirt.

Ok what about you guys!? What else is on your list for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I’m totally hooked and keep looking online almost every day to see if anything else jumps out at me haha!

Below are a few more great pieces under $100.

XX,

Christine

*In collaboration with Nordstrom and ShopStyle.

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DETAILS: GREY TEE (SIMILAR HERE) | DISTRESSED CUT-OFFS (UNDER $60) | WHITE VEST  (SIMILAR HERE) | BLACK BOW MULES | SUNGLASSES | WIDE BRIM HAT (SIMILAR HERE UNDER $20) | BLACK QUILTED CROSSBODY (CHANEL – SIMILAR HERE)
Hey guys! I just got done shooting a 360 video of my home and some of my favorite, effortless outfits. It was so much fun shooting but it was non-stop so I have been a little MIA. Hope you guys are having a great week!!

XX,

Christine