Today I'm bound for Dallas for the rewardStyle conference. I'm flying out this morning for the remainder of the week but have some planned posts on new spring releases. I can't wait to share some new beauty items from Tom Ford and NARS. The colors are to die for! If you're going to be attending the conference send me a quick note here, via Instagram or Twitter. I would love to meet you! In the meantime here's a quick overview of what I've been up to via Instagram @beautylookbook.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Shown above: macarons picked up from one of my favorites Bottega Louie, home-made Nespresso with the Pixie, mugs part of the VertuoLine set, on the nails Marc Jacobs Daisy (reviewed), Fresh Sugar Nude (swatched), March 2015 issue of Vogue
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I'll be attending The Makeup Show LA today for the first time even though this year marks the 7th year they have been on the West Coat. Stay tuned for a full recap of my experience. In the meantime I have a few reads that I've been loving this past week that I wanted to share.
- Café Makeup reviews and compares the new Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder in Indiscretion to the previously released Spellbound
- British Beauty Blogger has a preview of Chanel Les Beiges coming out this summer, I need one of everything please!
- I have major envy of this beautifully edited and well organized makeup desktop on Tamira Jarrel (formerly Lipstick With Some Sunshine)
- The RaeViewer has a gorgeous tutorial on how to use the MAC Nordstrom Naturals x15 palette
- It's been a while since I bought something from Clinique but the Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush looks utterly gorgeous on Temptalia
- Beauty Professor has 6 shades of Burberry Kisses swatched and reviewed
I love using Instagram as a way to keep up with my favorite reads in beauty, fashion, travel and more. A few that I've been loving:
- @theglowedit Kate Rooney has some of the most gorgeous beauty images filled with amazing marble backgrounds, Jo Malone, Tom Ford Byredo, and much more
- @gossmakeupartist is always a fun one to follow, right now he has a sneak peek of Tom Ford Beauty Summer and it's to-die-for gorgeous
- @savinachaiyj has a feed filled with crisp and clean imagery of all things beautiful
- @parisinfourmonths is forever a favorite and brightens up my day every day
- @bigskymunchkins is a must for kitty-lovers, the new kittens are too cute for words
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! (P.S. Above shown is Fresh Sugar Nude, in case you missed it, the review + swatches here.)
Friday, March 20, 2015
Happy Friday everyone! The past few weeks I've been testing some new haircare and skincare items. There are several items I've already fallen in love with. I'm particularly smitten with the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Gentle Shampoo and Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum. I hope to have roundup features and reviews in the upcoming weeks on some tried and true plus new favorites.
One thing I've been on the hunt for is a good eye cream for day and for night. I've accumulated a few sample packets and minis from gift with purchases and samples from online orders (I've been testing La Mer, Tatcha, Fresh, Chanel, First Aid Beauty and more). If you have any favorites I'd love to hear what you use and love. The Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream is the best one I've tried but I'm trying to find something less expensive (although at the end of the day I think that one is the one for me). If you've tried the Le Lift version, what did you think?
If you follow me on Instagram @beautylookbook you'll notice a wave of flowers filling my feed. There's nothing quite like having simple fresh cut flowers in the home to change the mood and refresh the look of any room. To all those who follow me and take the time to comment throughout the day, thank you!!! It means so much that you take the time out of your busy lives and schedules to comment and like :)
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
January flew by so quickly, I didn't have time to compile a list of things for a dedicated monthly beauty favorites. Most of what I've been loving have been older favorites versus new beauty discoveries. There were so many good things but the top five favorites off the top of my head include:
NARS Inoubliable Coup D'Oeil Palette (review)
Dior Lady Gel-Shine Vernis Nail Lacquer (swatches)
Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Peter and Addison (review here)
Malin + Goetz Lip Balm (review and favs here)
Jo Malone Cardamom and Moroccan Rose Candle (review)
For those who follow me on Instagram @beautylookbook - a quick thank you to each and every one of you who take the time to like and comment on my photos! It makes my day every day to see such sweet and truly thoughtful comments from so many of you.
Have a great Wednesday!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
I hope everyone has been enjoying their weekend! I took a couple days off blogging to run errands, spend time with out-of-town guests, and took a trip to Beverly Hills to check out the new NARS Audacious Lipsticks (they are incredible). I also made a quick stop to the Edward Bess counter at Neiman Marcus and left with a couple goodies I've had on my to-buy list for ages. A few quick snapshots from Instagram over the past week or so, you can follow me @beautylookbook.
Some weekend reads and beauty news I'm loving:
- Edward Bess will be launching his Hair Hero on QVC starting September 5th - Harper's Bazaar
- Digital Art Director at Barneys Erica Choi from @eggcanvas on Instagram launched an amazing blog, follow her! - Egg Canvas
- A first look + swatches of the stunning Tom Ford Nude Dip Eye Color Quad - Temptalia
- NARS Audacious Lipstick swatches of the nudes/neutrals in Jane, Julie, Anna, Barbara, Anita, Raquel, Brigitte and Vanessa - Makeup and Beauty Blog
- New lips products with the Rouge Dior Baume Collection - British Beauty Blogger
- Monthly beauty favorites roundup and new hair color - The RaeViewer
- Quick peek at Chanel Holiday Makeup Collection - Rouge Deluxe
Have you discovered any new beauty loves this weekend? I can't wait to share my NARS and Edward Bess picks with you!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Shown above: Elizabeth and James Nirvana White, YSL Kiss & Blush #8, NARS Sweet Dreams, Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eyeliner, Garance Dore Weekly Planner, Hermes Clic Bracelet, Goyard Pouch
I love discovering new bloggers and fashion experts via Instagram. It's one of my favorite places for inspiration, sneak peeks on what's coming out soon, or to see a snapshot of other people's lives. I love the stylized flat lays, outfit inspiration and learning about new places. Ten Instagrams I'm loving right now:
@frontrowbeautyblog for her keen eye for all things pretty, love her fashion sense
@parisinfourmonths is a long-time favorite, this is the best account for dreamy pictures of Paris and all the beautiful places she travels to, love her fashion shoots too
@innocentsummer is another Paris favorite, love her
@ashleux has stunning simple monochomatic photos, chic and classic fashion
@sarahlovsmakeup love her fun makeup picks
@eggcanvas finds the best food places and also has amazing style
@lipstickwithsomesunshine has a distinct beautiful style with her photographs, love her clean fresh layouts
@grace_jayde also has stunning photos
@atelierlumira one of my new discoveries, love this one for home decor inspiration
@bishopandholland love this mom, daughter & daughter-in-law trio
Hope everyone is having a great week!
Friday, July 11, 2014
I hope everyone had a great week. I can't believe we're already into the second week of July. I'm currently playing with the new NARS Dual Intensity Eye Shadows (in four more shades) and the new Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment Tints just arrived at my house yesterday (I can't seem to stay away from Sephora, their emails keep getting me). I'll have swatches up soon (check back this afternoon). I stopped by Nordstrom yesterday and picked up 2 of the Anniversary Beauty Exclusives, the Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Highlighter and the MAC Look in a Box - All About Coral lip and eye set (will photograph this weekend). Still debating a few other items. In the meantime here are a few snapshots from Instagram over the past few weeks.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend. I took a few days off from blogging but have been busy taking pictures and testing items so I have quite a few posts planned for the next couple weeks. With my full-time job taking up most of my week, I have a limited amount of time to blog but I always try to find time to do what I love (which means waking up super early and sometimes staying up late at night to edit and write). Stay tuned for reviews coming soon, in the meantime you can follow me on Instagram @beautylookbook for sneak peeks of what is coming soon.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
In case you are new to my blog, here are four more ways to follow The Beauty Look Book :)
1 / Instagram @beautylookbook
Follow me on Instagram to see sneak peeks of what is coming soon, what makeup I'm obsessed with at the moment or snapshots of my non-beauty life (home, travel, kitty and accessories)
2 / Twitter @beautylookbook
3 / Bloglovin - The Beauty Look Book
I love to use Bloglovin to keep up with the latest from all my favorite reads
4 / Pinterest sabrinaTBLB
Yes, I'm on Pinterest! I won't be pinning any of my items and you won't see me using any pins on my blog, but I do think it's fun for inspiration and dreaming
Happy reading and following!
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
A year of @beautylookbook instagram nail polishes:
Due to popular request, I'm working on a hand and nail care post. I'm constantly asked whether my manicures are self-applied or done by a professional. I would say the split is about 60/40 for self/professional. I'm getting things organized to write a post about all of my staples and tips. Bottom line is that tons of practice helps. You can see (and perhaps laugh or cringe) at my self-applied manicures from 2009 here or 2010 here and compare it to this year's self-applied swatching in 2013 here. I am still a total 100% fail when it comes to self-applied pedicures. If you have tips I'd love to hear them!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
This year I've been hooked on Instagram. It's a peek into the lives of those I follow in the beauty, fashion, design and celebrity world. I love to see other people's styling tips, desk of the day, as well as outfit and accessory posts. For me it's a way to capture bits of my everyday life outside of my beauty loves. I've put together a few collages from my @beautylookbook instagram snaps this year.
2013 @beautylookbook desktop and tabletop decor
A few more to follow shortly! In addition, I'm compiling a best discoveries list for the past year. Stay tuned! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas :)
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
This past week on Instagram. I've had somewhat of a tumultuous work week so my planned reviews for the week had to be pushed aside. Checking my favorite blog reads and Instagram feed has been my perfect break throughout the week. Thank you all for entering my giveaway - remember to enter by Sunday evening PST (see 2 posts below). I'm loving all the feedback and comments!
Have a happy Friday!
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Saturday, July 13, 2013
These days I've been quite swamped with projects at work, leaving little time for blogging fun. I try to get in a few photos everyday to build towards a full post. Sometimes it takes me several days before I can get things organized. Here are a few recent snapshots from Instagram. Thank you everyone for your follows! I'm literally floored I've reached 5,000+ followers for @beautylookbook. Your sweet comments brighten my day each time I log in although I don't always have time to respond (work gets in the way of the fun stuff). Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Follow me on Instagram at beautylookbook :)
Some of my favorites on Instagram you should follow:
theloveassembly The Love Assembly (blog here)
lateafternoon Late Afternoon (blog here)
karenmbb Makeup and Beauty Blog (blog here)
I love discovering new ones each day!
lateafternoon Late Afternoon (blog here)
karenmbb Makeup and Beauty Blog (blog here)
I love discovering new ones each day!