9 Jul 2016

Weekend Notes V. 67


Links I Loved

  • A suitecase I need stat. – Tory Burch Daily

Sales & Shopping

  • Shop 20% off Serena and Lily sale items today through 7/10. Use code ‘weekend’ at checkout!
  • Ahhh need this cami in my life!

In case you missed it


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8 Jul 2016

Stealing Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Beauty Products For Summer

Have you ever found yourself getting sucked into YouTube beauty or makeup tutorials? The other weekend when I was browsing online, I some how came across this Kim Kardashian video tutorial on strobing with her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. First off, do you think strobing is the new contouring?

Anywho, one thing lead to another and soon enough I had watched more Kim Kardashian make up tutorials than I’d like to admit. So given I did so much research on her make up/beauty routine, I thought it was only fair to share the wealth with you guys.

I’m a big, big fan of achieving a natural “glow” during summer so I actually thought some of the products that Mario Dedivanovic recommended during the various tutorials we’re great. I was also pleasantly surprised that I already had a good amount of these products in my make up bag (celebs, their just like us!). Here’s what I already own and what I’ll be purchasing (most likely during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!).

What I Own

Anastasia’s ‘Brow Wiz’ pencil and Contour Kit. I use both pretty much every day I wear make up. The contour kit is great (only $40 dollars) and lasts for weeks!

Benefit’s ‘Watt’s up!’ highlighter – hello, strobing! The video tutorial I linked above actually gave me some good tips on some new ways to use this highlighter.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder. This is a great powder to help set your make up for the day. I also love the little shimmer.

Peach blush is one of my favorites way to give my cheeks a little color during the summer. I’ve had this Nars hot sand/laguna blush and bronzer duo for years.

On My Radar 

 The number one product I want to add to my make up bag is this Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick (in Honey Bunny). Of course the shade that is shared in the video tutorial is sold out on Sephora, but there are plenty of other color options to choose from.

Tom Ford nude lipsticks. Throughout numerous articles and videos, Kim shares how her and Mario like to stick to a “nude’ shade when it comes to lipsticks and more often than not, they actually mix different colors.

I think it’s well known by now that the Kardashian’s love Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation. I typically don’t love heavy foundations but definitely willing to try this for special occasions.

Charlotte Tillbury’s ‘Luxury Palette’ is right up my alley. I love mixing various shades of brown for nights out on the town.

Also from Charlotte Tillbury’s line, the ‘Lip Cheat’ Re-size and re-shape lip liner was also used in the video tutorial with Mario. I have to be honest, I never ever use lip liner but because this is so nude I’d be willing to test it out.

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7 Jul 2016

John Knott’s Summer Home In Maine













John Knott’s summer home in Maine is a real show stopper. You may recognize John from his company, Quadrille Fabrics, that is very well known for bright and bold beautiful fabrics and wallpapers. It’s no surprise that John’s Main summer home is full of bright patterns and wallpaper used throughout each and every room. I missed this home tour when it first appeared in House Beautiful but thank goodness for my friend Sue who re-shared the photos recently to bring it to my attention. Naturally I had to share myself as this home is right up my alley. The home used to be a former hotel, so cool – right? John sure knows how to master an eclectic mix of both modern and vintage pieces. In case you want to get the look below, shop my favorite products below. Happy almost weekend!! Xo. Lauren

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1 Jul 2016

The Best Sales To Shop July 4th Weekend


July 4th weekend is here! Can you believe it? Rather than doing my weekly weekend notes post, I thought I’d share the best sales to shop this holiday weekend. There are literally so many good ones happening today through Monday!! And pssst… Don’t forget the Nodstrom Anniversary Sale is right around the corner. The Early Access Pre-Sale will begin July 14th so be sure to check back in to see what Nordstrom has lined up for us this year. Basically, we have a lot of shopping to do, my friends.

Anywho, I hope you all have some fun plans lined up for the holiday weekend and can head out of the office early today. In the meantime, below are all the sales that you need to know about this weekend. Don’t forget to share the wealth with your family and friends. Happy Friday and have a safe 4th!! Xo. Lauren

One Kings Lane: One Kings Lane is having major blow out sales on rugs, lighting (this!), and tabletop/decorative accents! Love these linen blue napkins – only $19 dollars!


Tory Burch: Shop an additional 30% off sale items. Now’s the perfect time to pick up some colorful handbags (need this), tunicsespadrilles (only $108 dollars) or jewelry!.


Old Navy: I keep mentioning Old Navy over here. I’m pretty sure 80% of my summer wardrobe has come from here this summer! They’re currently offering 60% off the entire this weekend. A striped swing dress for $8 dollars? White linen shorts for $11 dollars? Go. Run.


J.Crew: Ahhhhh J.Crew gets me every time. They have so many great summer styles 40% off! Where do I even begin. This yellow and white striped dress is so up my alley. I also love this version, pair it with a sun hat for the perfect summer look. You can never have too many white sweaters for cool summer nights. This jean skirt would be great for work. I’ve had my eye on this yellow rain jacket for weeks, need to just pull the trigger! This off-the-shoulder shirt at 40% off is basically free. And so many more, shop my favorites below.

Shop More July 4th Sales

  • Bandier // 15% off select products CODE: FIREWORKS // DATE: 7/4
  • Furbish Studio // 20% off the site wide CODE: FIREWORKS DATE: 7/1 – 7/4
  • H&M // $4 deals including tops & dresses // DATE: 6/30 – 7/4
  • Henri Bendel // Extra 10% off our 50% off semi-annual sale // DATE: 7/1 – 7/4
  • J. Crew // 40% off summer styles + 40% -60% off sale CODE: COOLSTYLES // DATE: 6/30 – 7/5
  • Kate Spade // Up to 50% off plus + extra 30% off all sale // CODE: SUNSHINE
  • Minted // 15% off select items CODE: JULY4 // DATE: 6/30 – 7/4
  • Sephora // Choose 1 of 4 deluxe samples with any $25 purchase CODE: SPARKLE // DATE: 7/1 – 7/4
  • West Elm // Shop 20% off all side tables, coffee tables, bedroom furniture and more! // DATE: 7/1 – 7/4
  • Williams-Sonoma // Shop up to 50% off all outdoor furniture and 20% off various kitchenware! // DATE: 7/1 – 7/4


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