First GIVEAWAY on Instagram!

WIN a gorgeous travel mirror from Kat Von D Beauty!

The Mirror’s design is inspired by the wax seal used in letters for centuries. This design makes it especially easy to hold and chic to use in public. I’m so excited to start my first giveaway with such a beautiful product!

Participating is easy:

  1. Follow @sunkissedblush_blog on Instagram ( will be checking!)
  2. Like the photo
  3. Tag your bestie

The contest is open for the US residents only. It starts on July 25th at 12 pm CT and ends on July 26th at 12 pm CT

For more details check our rules here: http://bit.ly/SKBgiveaway

 

Good Luck! 

 


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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Top 9 Beauty Finds

This is the annual sale event held at Nordstrom for three weeks! While Nordstrom Card Members had Early Access and some of the items are sold out already, the Anniversary Sale is open to the public on July 20th through August 5th.

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While you can get a lot of interesting deals, you can also find some of the merchandise created exclusively for this event.

For sure you can look through the Nordstrom catalog, however, to save your time and to make the most of this event, particularly from the Beauty Department, here is our top 9 finds you can’t miss during this event.

LA MER The Mini Miracles Collection ($85, Buy Now)

Value: $156

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I’ve mentioned several times about these products in my blog and on Instagram, and I think I’ll keep talking about them over and over again because they are worth every single penny spent! This Eye Concentrate is one of my favorites as it works magic with the dark circles under my eyes, while the Moisturizing Soft cream is another luxurious rich moisturizer I wish I would never run out of. This combo comes at a decent price since usually only 0.5 oz of Moisturizing Soft Creme comes with the same price tag and you also get a nice green pouch with this combo!

BEAUTYBLENDER® blend.cleanse.carry Set ($35, Buy Now)

Value: $60

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One of my favorite tools comes in this amazing set that includes two of the beautyblenders, a soap to clean the sponges and the brushes and this amazing new holder for drying and storing the sponges. With the total value of $60, it’s a crime to miss this deal.

MAKEUP ERASER

2-Pack The Original Makeup Eraser ($25, Buy Now)

Value: $40

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Another amazing deal this time on Makeup Erasers cloths! I’ve shared how wrong I was about this product and I’m so excited to add this combo of two full-size Erasers is available for $25.

GUERLAIN Terracotta Sous les Palmiers Bronzing and Blush Powder SPF 15 ($65, Buy Now)

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The whole idea of this blog started, perhaps, from the bronzing and blush powder from Guerlain several years ago.

Just look how gorgeous the package and the pallet of this oversized product is. You can use a blush and a bronzer separately, or mix it together for an amazing sun-kissed glow.

slip for beauty sleep Slip Silk Pure Silk Queen Pillowcases ($110, Buy Now)

Value: $158

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These pillowcases have been on my wishlist for a while, and I’m so glad that now they come in two! Silk pillowcases are considered more gentle for your skin and hair so that you might want to consider them as well.

DEBORAH LIPPMANN Gel Lab Pro Nail Color Set ($29, Buy Now)

Value: $60

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I’ve posted about the nail polishes from Deborah Lipmann on my Instagram account and I couldn’t help myself from sharing this set with you. The set features five nail polishes in neutral tones which makes them especially wearable.

DIPTYQUE Candle Set ( $55, Buy Now)

value: $75

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I’ve recently found small Rose candle (2.4 oz) from Diptyque on Amazon, and I’m so excited that the set of small candles is finally back on sale at Nordstrom. The price is also good for a collection of five candles like this. However, don’t be surprised with a small size of each candle – it’s only 1.23 oz per perfumed candle.

SIGMA BEAUTY Classic Copper Essential Brush Set ($50, Buy Now)

Value: $74

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Sigma makes one of the best makeup brushes, so getting a set like this for $50 is a really good deal. This set will cover your basic needs for eye makeup to shade, enhance and define your eyes, while the foundation brush will help you achieve even tone. F80 and E35 brushes have been in my collection for a while and I really love them.

Binge-Masking Treatment Set FRESH ($79, Buy Now)

Value: $120

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A set of skin care products from Fresh contains cult favorite masks, a polish and a cleanser. I’ve already tried (and loved!) the Rose mask and the Black Tea Overnight Firming mask, so this set is definitely worth to be on this list. You can find some of the reviews in my Instagram Highlights.

 

Are you excited about the event? What is your favorite thing on the list? Let me know in the comments down below!


 

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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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Dreaming in Blush

Blush is one of my favorite colors and to my pleasure and surprise, it is a very trending shade right now. You can find it in clothing, accessories and home decor, literally everywhere. So here is my wishlist with top 15 amazing products in this beautiful shade.

CHLOÉ

Mini Faye Leather & Suede Backpack in Ideal Blush

$1,490.00 (Buy Now)

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This backpack has been on my wishlist for a while, however in a different shade. But this one in blush is just a must-have. The color is called Ideal Blush. The best part – you can wear it as a backpack or as a regular tote – it has 2 types of straps in addition to its beautiful metallic elements.

KATE SPADE NEW YORK

Painted Flamingos iPhone Case

$40.00-$45.00 (Buy Now)

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 This iPhone case with these beautiful flamingos is so gorgeous! It has several shades of pink including our favorite blush shade. It comes in two sizes, so you can choose between iPhone 7/8 and iPhone 7/8 Plus.

INVISIBOBBLE

‘Original’ Hair Tie, Set of 3

$7.95 (Buy Now)

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Invisibobble hair ties one of my favorite: they are comfortable and easy to take care of. Check out my Highlights on instragram on how quickly to restore these hair ties.

GUCCI

Petite Marmont Leather Wallet on a Chain

 $895.00 (Buy Now)

 

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This is not of the most beautiful wallets I’ve ever seen! it has a beautiful chain strap and will definitely fit your phone. Featured shade is Perfect Pink.

TORY BURCH

Mismatched Leaf Earrings

$178.00 (Buy Now)

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 These simplistic and stunning mismatched leaf earring will add a super chic touch to your outfit.

ALICE+OLIVIA

Abbey Satin Embellished Slides

$325.00 (Buy Now)

 

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These beautiful satin embellished slides are must-haves for summer and will look perfect with any day and night outfit.

DIANE KORDAS

Diamond & 18K Rose Gold Heartbeat Cuff Bracelet

$2,203.00 (Buy Now)

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Rose gold is a blush shade in metals. I’m in love with this delicate rose gold bracelet cuff from the first sight! These tiny diamonds will shine brightly in the evening light.

BURBERRY

London Landscape Silk Square Scarf

$450.00 (Buy Now)

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I literally can’t get enough of this mulberry-silk scarf picturing my favorite city.

WOLF

Caroline’ Travel Jewelry Case

$79.00 (Buy Now)

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Wolf has been specializing in jewelry cases since 1834. They have a patented lining in each case that will keep your jewels in pristine condition. Even during the travel. This is an amazing gift to give to your loved ones or to yourself.

GUCCI

Small Dionysus Crystal Embellished Suede Shoulder Bag

$3,980.00 (Buy Now)

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You may call it pink, but I believe in different shades of blush. The Dionysus shoulder bags have become really popular lately, and now you can find them in a variety of shades, even in this beautiful color.

CALPAK

Ambeur 20-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On

$135.00 (Buy Now)

 

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Another gold rose item on the list, this rolling suitcase is lightweight and durable with four wheels for easy and fast navigation in the airport. In one word it is the must-have, ladies!

You can also get a set of two suitcases in 2 different sizes for $285. (Buy Now)

GUCCI

Princetown’ Genuine Shearling Loafer Mule

$995.00 (Buy Now)

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These are absolutely not suitable for Houston, but they have been on my list for several years. They are gorgeous from inside and out. And this shade makes them even more irresistible.

MONIQUE LHUILLIER

Felicity Robe

($59, Buy Now)

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This beautiful monogram-able robe will make your day each single morning! The best part, it’s on sale right now.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

The Pretty Glowing Kit

$60.00 (Buy Now)

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It won’t be a real “Sun Kissed Blush” blog post if I don’t feature at least one beauty product. If you have ever seen any commercials or instagram video, this combination of blush+highlighter creates an amazing glowing filter while adds color to your cheeks. It is definitely worth trying.

Do you remember those amazing suedes that I have posted about this month? They are in this shade too! Check them here if you haven’t done this already.

By the way, we are on Pinterest too! Here is the complete wishlist on the Pinterest account! Feel free to Pin these items, they are so worth it!

 

What did you like the most from this list? Let me know in the comments down below!


Featured image: courtesy of Pottery Barn

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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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PUMA x MAC ONE Crème De Nude / Muted Clay Women’s Suede

In one of my previous posts, I’ve shared a new exciting collaboration between MAC Cosmetics and Puma in celebration of Puma Suede shoes turning 50!

The recently launched collection features three Puma classic suedes in the iconic shades of MAC Cosmetics lipsticks. Moreover, now it’s finally the time when you can match your lipstick to your shoes!

Muted Clay shade matches the sheer lipstick in Creme D’Nude, Fiery Red represents iconic matte Lady Danger and the Port Royal is the burgundy shade that serves as a pairing for the matte lipstick in Sin.

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For me, it was so hard to decide on the color for shoes because all of these three shades are so beautiful and trending! Since I can’t have all three ( which I would probably end up doing if I had more cash and a bigger closet),  I picked the pair in Muted Clay.

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Unfortunately, the matching lipstick (Creme D’ Nude), is not my shade – personally, I don’t like pale lipsticks, so I’m skipping on the matching pictures here. However, the color of these shoes is so flattering, that this is exactly what has been missing from my wardrobe.

First of all, I need to mention that the sneakers are comfortable and true to size! I’m wearing exactly my 7.5.

The upper part of the shoes is leather (suede) with textile lining and rubber sole. You can find Puma and MAC Cosmetics logos on the shoe tong and all over the insole.

The sneakers also feature Puma’s trademark  – lateral formstrip and laces in the same perfectly matching shade. The last makes the shoes look pretty solid so that you’re not restricted in adding other colors to your look.

My favorite element in these shoes is the tonal glossy makeup smear marking on the heel – it adds a very stylish touch to them.

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This beautiful peachy beige shade will go perfectly together with white, cream, light blue, rose gold, sand and many more! It’s the lightest and most muted shade in the collection and is perfect for summer. I like this shade for its versatility that you get for matching with other colors and textures.

Since it’s already a hurricane season, I’d need to add protection to my suedes so that no rain can cause problems whenever I decide to wear them.

These shoes are already sold out at puma.com, but you still can find them at Nordstrom. The retail price is $85.

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Puma x MAC ONE Suede Classic Sneaker, $84.95 (Buy Now)

By the way, at Puma’s official website you can also find other collaborations related to Puma Suede 50th Anniversary.

How do you like this shoes? What shade do you like the most? Let me know in the comments down below!


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Top 6 Amazing Beauty Launches We’re Super Excited About

From the moment I’ve started this blog, I’ve realized that the beauty industry goes along with the fashion industry at the fastest possible pace and sometimes it is so hard to follow the trend. Thanks to the social media, now we can easily stay in the know.

Here is our short-list of newly announced products we are thrilled about to try this month.

1. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Dream Glow Kit

Another addition to the Glow Kit Collection. The Dream Glow Kit consists of 6 pastel highlighters. The configuration of the pallet resembles the iconic limited-edition Nicole Glow Kit, while the shade selection slightly reminds us of Aurora Glow Kit.

Most of the shades are iridescent which makes them even more wearable than they seem to look in the pan. We are especially excited about he Magic shade that has at least three colors in the reflect – lilac, yellow gold and turquoise.

 

The inspiration behind the creation of this glow kit is The Neverending Story.

It was officially announced today and will be available for a purchase on May 22nd at Anastasia Beverly Hills official website.

2. HUDA BEAUTY Rose Gold Palette Remastered

This is the redesigned edition of the original Rose Gold Palette that was launched back in 2016. The Remastered pallet is claimed to have a completely new formula. According to the swatches, they are super pigmented and smooth. It also features a large mirror.

Here is the side by side comparison to the original pallet.

🔔 COMPARISON 🔔 . 👉🏼 by @melcastaneda of @hudabeauty of the palettes original Rose Gold palette and the new Rose Gold Remastered eyeshadow Palette launching 5/22 SWIPE LEFT . 👉🏼 Shophudabeauty.com and retailers @sephora @harrods @cultbeauty . 👉🏼 What’s New: Mattes: Even more buttery and pigmented than before, our eight new mattes are talc-free and give MAJOR payoff that’s easy to put down, blend, and build. The shades: Risqué, Doll Face, Demure, Suede, Coco, Maneater, Henna, Sandalwood. Risqué is the new Bossy, with a richer plum red tone, Doll Face is a brighter red pink version of the old Flamingo shade, and Demure, the old Shy, is now a more muted coral pink. . . . Melted Metal: I’m so obsessed with this new addition! We’ve taken our unique foil formula and reinvented it in an even more lustrous finish, that can now be used with a brush, or for an extreme liquid metal finish, you can use your fingers. The shades: Dubai, Fling, Trust Fund, Rose Gold, Pink Diamond, a new soft metallic pink with a hint of silver, 24K, #Blessed, and Bubbly, a shimmering metallic champagne shade. . 👉🏼 Pressed-pearl: Similar to the shimmers in our previous palette, this pressed pearl gives stunning shimmer in a more buttery formula. I love using it for highlighting the inner corners and dusting across brow bones and cheekbones. The shade: Moon Dust. . . . 👉🏼 includes a mirror . . Pic #Huda @melcastaneda 📷♥️ . . . 💭 What do you think?? . . Follow me for more me information and to not miss the #makeupworldnews

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The launch is expected on May 22nd at Huda Beauty official website as well as at Sephora online and in stores on July 20th.

3. PUMA x MAC COSMETICS Collaboration

Not necessarily the beauty launch, but we are so obsessed with the idea of matching your favorite lipstick shade to your shoes! The collaboration of the makeup brand and the sport brand led to the creation of Special Edition Suede sneakers. They were exclusively released in honor of PUMA Suede’s 50th anniversary.

 

Now you can choose suedes in one of the legendary MAC cosmetics lipstick shades: Lady Danger, Créme d’Nude and Sin.

They are currently available at Nordstrom.

Which one would you pick?

4. NARS Orgasm Afterglow Balm

This season is all about the glow and shine! We are totally obsessed with just launched Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm.

As a part of the new Nars Orgasm Collection, this lip balm will be available at the Sephora online on May 20th, and in stores on May 21st.

5. GLAMGLOW INSTAMUD™ 60-Second Pore-Refining Treatment

INSTAMUD™ is another innovative release in skin care products. It’s a foaming treatment mask that works exactly in 60 seconds! It is said to refine pores, smooth and soften the skin and even the tone.

Active ingredients include bentonite and kaolin clays, witch hazel, aloe vera and licorice root.

It was announced only 4h ago and is already available at Glam Glow official website.

6. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter Royal Glow

Inspired by the upcoming Royal Wedding, Becca has added a new highlighter to its iconic highlighters collection. The center of the Royal Glow pressed powder is stamped with a crown which makes it stand out from the other highlighters in the collection.

This limited-edition bronzed opal shade is infused with shimmering gold pearl which makes it a perfect match for any complexion.

It is now available at Becca Cosmetics official website.

 

Which of these launches are you excited about the most? Let us know in the comments down below!


Featured image: Courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills

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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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Trending Sunglasses: Luxurious Picks and Their Affordable Matches

Every year, there is at least one trending eyewear shape that you can see all over the internet. This year, cat-eye is dominating the market in a variety of sizes, color and styles. This makes it so hard to pick just one trending pair and each of the shades is so expensive! Luckily, there are different brands that make similar trending eyewear for less. Here are our top 7 picks.

1.

SAINT LAURENT LouLou 55mm Heart Shaped Sunglasses ($490, Buy Now)

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This playful heart-shaped silhouette is a must-have pair for those, who want to make a statement this season. Luckily, you can find a similar one at Amazon.

Clout Goggle Heart Sunglasses Vintage Cat Eye Mod Style Retro Kurt Cobain Glasses ($9.99, Buy Now)

 

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SAINT LAURENT Lily 52mm Cat Eye Sunglasses

 ($350, Buy Now)

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A pair of red pointy cat-eye sunglasses is a MUST have accessory for this season.

ASOS Small Pointy Cat Eye Sunglasses

($23, Buy Now)

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3.

TOM FORD Anoushka 57mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses ($445, Buy Now)

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 These classic oversized cat-eyes give us a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” vibes

ASOS Basic Cat Eye Sunglasses ($19, Buy Now)

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4.

JIMMY CHOO ‘Vivy’ 51mm Sunglasses

 ($605, Buy Now)

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The rose-gold shade with crystal embellishment will add a romantic touch to your look

LEITH 52mm Crystal Embellished Round Sunglasses

 ($24, Buy Now)

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5.

FENDI 53mm Sunglasses ($520, Buy Now)

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If you prefer a more minimalist style, this pick is for you!

ASOS DESIGN Almond Multi Frame Cat Eye Sunglasses ($23, Buy Now)

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6.

Adam Selman x Le Specs Luxe The Last Lolita Pink Sunglasses ($119, Buy Now)

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Colored cat-eye in the transparent frame is another Cult-Fav of this season. And the pink color is just for those who like to see “la vie en rose“.

55mm Transparent Pastel Cat Eye Sunglasses

GLANCE EYEWEAR ($14.00, Buy Now)

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 7.

Illesteva Marianne 48MM Cat Eye Sunglasses

($190, Buy Now)

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And finally, the small cat-eye sunglasses you probably came across all over the instagram. We are totally obsessed with the white-frames!

ASOS Small Cat Eye Fashion Glasses($23, Buy Now)

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This post gives an opportunity to stay in the trend without really breaking the bank and having more than one pairs for the season. I already got myself the heart-shaped and the pink translucent shades!

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What is your favorite type of cat-eye sunglasses? Let me know in the comments down below!

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7 Gift Ideas for Mom from Nordstrom

Our countdown shows it’s 7 days left until the Mother’s Day which falls on May 13th this year. This means you still have time to shop for a present! Here are our top picks from Nordstrom on Mother’s day.

1. GUCCI Petite Marmont Leather Card Case (Buy Now)

I’ll start with this beautiful Hibiscus Red card case from Gucci. It is lightweight, small and has several compartments for cards, cash and even coins. And the red wallet is always easier to find in her purse.

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2. Skinny Dip Dominica Cosmetics Case (Buy Now)

This beautiful cometic bag with palm leaves will add summer vibes and put a smile on her face.

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3. DAVID YURMAN ‘X Crossover’ Ring (Buy Now)

Such a beautiful stacked ring will look perfect on every hand! And the combination of sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold will match pretty much every jewelry._8762104

4. LONGCHAMP ‘Large Le Pliage’ Nylon Tote (Buy Now)

This is a very convenient travel bag every woman must have. It folds perfectly for storage and we especially like this Bilberry shade.

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5. SOLE SOCIETY Floral Print Silk Neck Scarf (Buy Now)

Neck Scarves are making a major comeback this season. I especially like this coral silk scarf, as I can picture every hair color looking good with this one._103115189.jpg

6. PAPINELLE Cotton Waffle Knit Robe (Buy Now)

This soft waffle knit robe is perfect for both cold and hot days. 

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7. SK-II Pitera Welcome Set (Buy Now)

I tried to keep this post with non-beauty ideas, but I couldn’t stop myself from sharing this set. I have tried the essence and the cream on myself, and it is so good, as it replenishes hydration which is the key to keeping your skin youthful and glowing.

The best part – the set is on sale right now!

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What is your favorite pick from the list? Let us know in the comments down below!


All photos courtesy of Nordstrom.com

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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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Best 20 Products to Get at Sephora Spring Bonus Event

Hello, my dears!

Let’s be honest: good makeup and skin care are usually pricey and from my personal experience, this statement work in 98% of the time.

And I’m very excited to know and share with you that Sephora Spring Bonus Event is starting right now, which means it’s discount time!

While there is a lot you can consider buying during this event, I’d try to narrow down the list of things I’m getting for myself OR have already tried and they are indeed worth any penny.

For me, it’s a perfect time to stock up, before the next bonus event (read real discounts) is expected in late November.

What should you know about this event

The event starts on April 20th through April 23rd. You can visit a store or shop online at sephora.com – as long as you are a Sephora Beauty Insider member you qualify for discounts! If you are not a member it is easy and free to sign up by visiting sephora.com.

How much off can you get during the event?

10% off for Sephora Beauty Insiders members. Use code YAYINSIDER at the checkout.

15% off for Sephora VIB members. Use code YAYVIB at the checkout

15% off for Sephora Rouge members.Use code YAYROUGE at the checkout

Can I get everything on discount?

Well, it is almost everything, there are some restrictions though. *copy-pasted*

*Offer valid for Beauty Insider members on merchandise purchases made on 4/20/18
through 11:59 PM PT on 4/23/18 in Sephora U.S. stores, Sephora Canada stores, Sephora inside JCPenney stores, and online. Offer not valid on jcp.com.
Not valid on purchases of customizable sets online or through Sephora’s Customer Service. Not valid The Ordinary, on previous purchases, purchases of gift cards or eGift cards, FLASH, PLAY! by Sephora, gift wrap, taxes, or shipping & handling charges. Clients are limited to the purchase of one Dyson-branded item and three Drunk Elephant-branded items per SKU per transaction. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Sephora is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen promotion cards. Promotion card has no cash value and may not be altered, sold, or transferred.

Relevant Beauty Insider status must be attained prior to redemption. No minimum purchase required. Due to heavy demand, Sephora FLASH delivery times cannot be guaranteed for this promotion.Not valid on orders shipping outside the U.S. or Canada. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotion codes. Sephora and JCPenney employees are not eligible for this offer. Offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora at its sole discretion at any time. If you recently qualified for a new tier, please check your email for an updated offer.

For more details check Terms and Conditions.

What should you buy during this event?

If you think strategically, as I do, think of products of high/daily usage or those that have short shelf life. I’ll feature the products that I’ve tried and loved! – one item per a type of product. I shared my thoughts on this products in my stories on Instagram – now in my Highlights! Feel free to check it out for more details!

Under this category, I would mention several products:

  1. Sheet Masks
  2. Beautyblenders
  3. Brushes for Clarisonic
  4. Blotting Papers
  5. Exfoliating Pads
  6. Tools Cleaners

Featured Products:

ESTEE LAUDER

Advance Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask, pack of 4, $80 (Buy Now)

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This foil mask is a 10-minute step in getting instantly glowing and youthful skin that lasts for several days! *tested on myself* Buying a pack of 4 is the best investment advice I would give to you since it’s $25 per a separate mask! Plus, discounts are just in time!

BEAUTYBLENDER

Two.BB.Clean, $45  (Buy Now)

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With the total value of $58, this is another value set I would recommend for you. Taking into consideration that you need to change your beauty blender every 3 to 6 months, this kit will last you for a year! PLUS it comes with cleansing solutions that will put another “tick” on our list.

CLARISONIC

The Essentials Set, $79 (Buy Now)

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If you use Clarisonic for cleansing, this is another amazing value kit with the total value of $108 will last you at least for a year! You can mix and match different heads for different need. I got a similar one during winter event, and still enjoy them!

TATCHA

Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers, $12 (Buy Now)

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The top-rated blotting papers made of 100 percent natural abaca leaf and gold flakes absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup for petal fresh skin anytime, anywhere. *puts into the cart*

NEOGEN DERMOTOLOGY

Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling – Lemon, $27 (Buy Now)
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K-beauty Innovative way to exfoliate your skin both manually and chemically with these 30 gauze pads that gently remove dead skin.  The formula includes AHA chemical exfoliant that deeply penetrates to dissolve dirt and oil in the skin and the vitamin C (lemon extract) for skin brightening benefits.

SEPHORA COLLECTION

The Cleanse: Daily Brush Cleaner, $15 (Buy Now)

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To maintain the life of your tools (brushes and sponges) and prevent bacteria from spreading you need to clean your brushes after each use. While it sounds troublesome to wash them after each time( and which is not good for the brushes as well) I recommend using sprays. At Sephora, you can find several types of sprays. I especially like the quick-dry formula of this alcohol-free cleaner as it reduces the downtime and I can use my brushes in a matter of minutes! Plus, the formula is very mild and natural and suitable for sensitive skin.

 SKIN CARE

In this section, I’d like to share some products that yield WOW results – tested on myself. Again, speaking of strategical shopping, you would definitely need new skin care products until the next big event and discounts are the real pay off for that. Plus, we all deserve it some at-home spa time.

SK-II

Pitera Welcome Kit, $110 (Buy Now)

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Do not get scared of this price tag! I tried face cream and the essence and it literally transformed my skin! You get instant glow, hydration, softness and overall my skin looked so refreshed I even had a youthful blush like I spent a good amount of time outdoors. I believe that the toner will only enhance the effect of these two products. By the way, when you layer them, they absorb so fast that it can easily be used under makeup! And, did I mentioned that the total value is $156?

SUNDAY RILEY

Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit, $85 (Buy Now)

SUNDAY_RILEY_Power_Couple_Duo_Total_Transformation_KitAnother value set (total value $105) that you want to have! I got this set last week during the Rouge Early Access and this is another power couple that works wonders overnight! The Good Genes contain lactic acid and the Luna Sleeping Oil has retinol inside. Together, they contribute to even, glowing, hydrated and smooth complexion. While you can feel changes overnight, give these two guys another 3-4 weeks – rumors say the effect builds up! I have special feelings for Sunday Riley, I tried 5 of their products and they are all amazing!

Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser, $45 (Buy Now)

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Speaking of Sunday Riley, I also need to mention this cleanser. I can’t remember any other product that would make me feel this clean and soft at the same time. Plus, my pores are instantly visibly smaller.

LA MER

The Eye Concentrate, $205 (Buy Now)

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Another skin care product that worth every penny – the eye concentrate from La Mer. Again, I bought it during winter sales and still have some in the jar! Little goes a long way while it is indeed one of those eye creams that erase dark circles like you had a good sleep yesterday and a day before, and every single day. It works even better when used with the small roller that comes in a pack.

LANEIGE

Lip Sleeping Mask, $20 (Buy Now)

laneige_lip_sleeping_maskThis soft and nourishing lip mask just melts on my lips! I just got it and I love it a lot. I wake up with lips prepped for the lipstick, how about that, ladies?

KIEHL’S SINCE 1851

Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask, $45 (Buy Now)

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Whenever something goes south, this is the mask that restores my skin. It soothes and provides hydration. Also, I love how it smells, it is so relaxing!

MAKEUP

And for sure, there will be luxury makeup products that you would want to treat yourself with.

I stumbled on selecting the one and only eye shadow pallet so that I’m going to share two here.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS

Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette, $42 (Buy Now)

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The recent and already very popular and highly rated eyeshadow pallet from ABH. It is perfect for day and night, it has matte and shimmer eye shadows and the color selection is just fantastic for the spring season. The pallet comes with a two-end brush and a mirror.

PAT MCGRATH LABS 

MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette, $55 (Buy Now)pat_mcgrath_labs_MTHRSHP_Sublime_Bronze_Ambition_Eyeshadow_Palette

I have to admit, I had a crush on Mothership Eyeshadow Pallets when they just got released, but it was a way too expensive for me – $125 per pallet. Hopefully,  smaller versions of those pallets have been released for a more of “affordable” pricing – $55 per pallet. If you have ever swatched those pigmented eyeshadows at Sephora, you will never be able to skip on them.

MatteTrance™ Lipstick, $38 (Buy Now)

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This is the most moisturizing matte lipstick I’ve ever tried in my life. I have also been talking about this lipstick in my Youtube video – the pigment and the formula are just fantastic. These lipsticks flew so fast it was hard to get the shades that I wanted, hopefully, all shades are available for sale right now, but I think, not for so long.

TOM FORD 

Boys & Girls Lip Color, $36 (Buy Now)

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If you prefer sheerer lipstick, think of Tom Ford Boys&Girls Collection. While it gets so complicated to chose only 1 shade out of 100 ( because you want all of it) you can narrow your search with “Girls” only – the white body lipsticks are definitely sheerer compared to “Boys”. The best part about this line is the price: $36 for a smaller TF lipstick versus $54 for the regular collection.

DIOR

Capture Totale Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $82 (Buy Now)

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This product is on my wishlist ( read “cart” now) for several reasons:

  1. Dior has amazing skin care products. I tried one serum on my hand at the store, and I swear, later that day I noticed that the patch of skin looked so much better that the same spot on my other hand.
  2. It has SPF 50 in it. As the warmer season is approaching, sunscreen is very important to consider in your daily routine
  3. and finally, it comes with one refill, and you can always get another one later for half price.

Hair Care

Supersonic Mother’s Day Gift Red Edition, $399 (Buy Now)

If you ever dreamed to get this amazing hair dryer from Dyson (still in my wishlist) it is time to get it with the discount provided! Plus, now it comes with beautiful in red with matching case!

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Fragrances

I can’t decide between these two, so that I highlight two fragrances in this post.

VIKTOR & ROLF

Flowerbomb, 1 oz, $85, (Buy Now)

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The Flowerbomb from V&R is perfect for spring. It’s hard for me to describe the scent, but it feels like it’s no longer winter, but still, summer is yet to come.

TOM FORD 

Soleil Blanc, 1 oz, $145 (Buy Now)

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This fragrance is “forever summer” for me. It just makes my day brighter whenever I use it and reminds of my sunny vacation days by the sea. The best part of it is that now it comes in a smaller size and therefore is for a more “affordable” price. Plus, don’t forget about discounts!

 

This is quite an extensive list! I know that most of the products are from the “luxury line”, but let’s all agree that we are worth it. PLUS, each of these products qualifies for discounts, so if you ever doubted about expensive miracle products, now is the perfect timing!

Once again, I put all my thoughts and knowledge in this post. Everything here comes from my honest opinion and personal experience. I hope you will find this blog post helpful.

I would remind you to use the codes at the checkouts as they are not added automatically.

If you are ready to purchase something from the list, please use the Buy Now link – this is the way you can thank me without paying any extra!

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Happy shopping, my friends!


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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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Instagram Samples Challenge

Hello, my dear friends!

Those who follow me on instagram are aware that I’m doing the Samples Challenge where I try every day/every other day samples of products that I have collected so far and share the results in my stories! If you missed the stories, don’t worry: you can always check them in Highlights that I save on my instagram page.

Why I decided to do this?

While I was reorganizing my makeup and skin care I’ve found a pouch where I keep all the samples and single-use masks. The reason I was collecting the samples is because when you travel you want to travel light and makeup bag always takes most of the space and weight. But, at some moment I’ve realized that when you travel you don’t really want to experiment with your skin: it is already stressed and dehydrated because of the flight and climate change. And there are so many interesting products like masks and creams to discover!

Inspired by my current read – Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing I decided to start with my sample collection as a part of the decluttering process. And make it even more fun and interesting for everyone as I’m sharing my honest reviews on each and every product! For those that I like (and those that state to be hydrating and moisturizing products) I also do a hydration measurement with my device from Philips that I’ve talked about in this post.

By running this challenge I also find so many good products that I’d like to purchase once I finish trying my last sample! I mark them with a custom hashtag #sunkissedblush_approved. By the way, you can also follow this specific tag to find my featured products in a single search!

Nevertheless, there are also products that cause irritation or break me out and from time to time I need to take a break for couple of days to restore my skin. And for sure, I’m letting you know why I liked the particular products, if they really work as promised or if you should skip on them.

I’m not sure how long it’s going to last, as compared to all these basket/pan projects I do not limit myself with any specific timeframe. Anyways, I invite you to join me on this amazing journey to learn more about new products!


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5 Beauty Tips To Steal From The Golden Globes 2018

Hello, my beauties!

While everyone is talking about all stars following #WhyWeWearBlack theme (and indeed wearing all black outfits) at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards to support the #TimesUp movement, we cannot get distracted from their flawless beauty looks this year.
In today’s post, I’d like to share with you top 5 makeup tips from these looks everyone should add to their makeup routine this year.

  1. Do not overload your face with highlighters. Pay attention to your skin and foundation instead

    Interestingly, but despite tons of astral high shine highlighters that we see on Instagram, the majority of stars were not wearing highlighters at all. At some, there is only a subtle glow, but still, not as much as we are used to see. Instead, the focus is on their flawless foundation and skin. We can see Zoe Kravitz’s cute freckles as she rocked the red carpet with her beautiful bare healthy skin.

  2. Embrace your perfect nude lips

    Regardless, of how their eyes were done, most of the stars arrived to red carpet with nude lips. There is a trick how to find your perfect nude color, you can find it here in our blog.

  3. Open up your gaze by swiping beige pencil on your lower waterline

    According to Pat McGrath, influential Makeup Artist, it also works as a concealer for your eyeballs as it reduces the redness in your eyes*. It is not as harsh as white color and will it works perfectly on everyone even with a minimum color on your face! Just as seen on Saoirse Ronan.

  4. Do not forget to wear blush

    In the times of harsh contouring and bronzing blush is sometimes neglected. However, as we see on the pictures, it freshens up the look by making it more healthy and youthful. Just make sure it matches your lipstick: if you plan to wear cooler shades for lipstick, wear same pallet on your cheeks.

  5. Make a Statement

    While most of the guests kept their eye makeup to minimum, some stars such as Zuri Hall opted for adding a pop of color to her eyes. I love her blue sparkling eyeshadows!

    Be bold, ladies. Make a statement and stand out.

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    I believe these tips will transform your makeup and take it to another level.

    What is your favorite beauty look from the Golden Globe Awards this year?

    Let me know in the comments down below!

    Reference: 
    *Allure Magazine,The Eye Guide 2018, p.30



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