Showing posts with label Instagram. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Instagram. Show all posts

Monday, May 30, 2016

On Instagram

It's been a while since I've done an Instagram roundup on the blog. I've been incorporating a few accessory and fashion bits about new discoveries and loves. It's peony season right now and although I suspect will be ending soon, I've been enjoying every bit of it while it lasts.

I'll be in NYC and Brooklyn next month and would love any recommendations on what to see, eat or visit. I'll only be there for a few days but I have a list in the making right now :)

I've been on a shoe kick recently - a few of my beloved J.Crew flats were seeing better days and I reluctantly threw them away and gave my shoe closet an update. Thankfully they brought back the Cece Flats which are the same fit but a lot more comfortable (I picked up the black suede and tan leather options). These Chloe Scalloped Flats are by far the most comfortable I've tried and well worth the splurge. There's a $100 Sam Edelman dupe here and $42 version/similar style here. I haven't tried either for sizing/fit but if you're looking for a similar look you may want to check those out.

For sandals, the Madewell Boardwalk Lace-Ups are perfect for summer. I wouldn't recommend them for active wear or super long walks, but they are comfortable for weekend beach wear. I sized a half size down (they ran a bit big). If you need something a bit more sturdy the Boardwalk Crisscross is more substantial option.

A few of you recommended the La Mer Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask a few weeks back. I was gifted a couple sheet sets and you were all right - it's amazing!! I'm waiting for a good gift with purchase to pop up before splurging on a full pack. I'm also about to start testing the AmorePacific Moisture Bound Sheet Mask as well so depending on how that one works I may wait and splurge on that set instead (review soon).

Several of you have been e-mailed me for bronzer recommendations. If you're looking for something new and matte, the two Urban Decay Beached Bronzers are really nice (I prefer sunkissed). If you can't do warm bronzers, Tom Ford Terra is the best neutral-cool matte I've tried. I'll have a summer beauty round up soon and will do a separate bronzer post in the next couple of weeks.

Two last notes - if you're in search of a beautiful coffee table book or gift, Gray Malin Beaches is amazing! I ordered a few of the special edition ones and the photographs in the book are phenomenal. (Regular edition available on Amazon.)

If you haven't checked out the Diptyque Voyages Collection - I recommend doing so soon. They have select perfumes, skincare items and body care in mini travel sizes. The perfumes are so cute! (Quick post on one of them here.)

To my US readers I hope you are enjoying the day off this Memorial Day!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Lately On Instagram

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Did you score anything good for Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Please share! I drove to the mall on Black Friday thinking everything would be less busy in the afternoon. I saw the parking situation was really bad and left immediately. I did venture to do a little shopping on Saturday but didn't really pick up much that was on sale.

A few highlights and news bits from my Instagram feed. Since the holiday season is upon us, if you're wanting to wear a red lip but are a neutral makeup lover like me, I rounded up 9 sheer red balms that are more natural looking than the traditional bold red.

For neutrals, I did a B2M for a few MAC Lipsticks in Koi Coral, Velvet Teddy and Patisserie. MAC lipsticks still make my lips dry out and peel, but the colors are so good I can't stop wearing them.

Chanel relaunched the Les Tissages de Chanel in Tweed Pink - full review in yesterday's post here. Did you end up purchasing it? Or are you waiting for spring to arrive at counters?

Last week I was thrilled to attend the Tom Ford Lips and Boys preview at the Beverly Hills store with Rae from The Raeviewer. We had so much fun and swatched up a storm. I'm waiting for a few to arrive this week and also my face is recovering from an allergic reaction - so thanks for your patience while waiting for the swatches. First impressions are that this year's new colors are almost all shimmery. The one cream that stood out was Austin which is a nude pink cream. My heart belongs to Jake which is the perfect natural pink shimmer. I can't wait to share the swatches of my picks.

Right now my favorite perfume is the L'Occitane Pierre Hermé Jasmin-Immortelle Neroli Eau de Toilette. I'm seriously considering a backup even though I've almost never backed up a perfume (I did it once for a limited-edition Jo Malone one).

My latest discovery is the Le Labo x The Laundress Detergent and I'm in trouble with this one. I bought Rose 31 and used it to wash our sheets and pillow cases and it's amazing! I haven't bought any Le Labo fragrances although I have smelled them at Barneys on numerous occasions. If you're a Le Labo fan - please let me know what your favorites are!

Last but not least, if you're a Nespresso lover, the holiday variations are out in three flavors: Vanilla Cardamom, Vanilla Amaretti and Ciocco Ginger. I ordered all three and my favorite is the Ciocco Ginger. I need to restock before they're gone!

Hope your week is going well so far!

Monday, August 3, 2015

On Instagram + This Week's Deals/Promos

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We've had cloudy mornings with warm sunny afternoons so I've been enjoying the summer evenings here in Southern California. Above are a few snippets from Instagram. Four accounts I've been loving lately include @thedaydreamings (such beautiful imagery and flatlays), @bentomonsters (makes me want to try making bentos), @graymalin (the best for getaway dreaming) and @fjarilflickans (cutest Ragdoll videos). If you're having a meh kind of Monday - any of these are guaranteed to brighten your day.

Yesterday was the last day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but it looks like a number of the beauty exclusives are still up online available including the Sara Happ Sparkling Pink Lip Set, Deborah Lippmann The Stripper Duo, Ahava Hand Cream Duo, MAC Look in a Box Face Kit Sets, Bobbi Brown Secret To Standout Eyes Set and Laura Mercier Flawless in a Flash to name a few. I'm trying to resist backing up some staples.

If you're over the #Nsale and looking for other deals, a few that popped up in my inbox recently:
  • GLOSSIER: Get a free Soothing Face Mist with any order using code SPRITZ (valid today and ends 8/3 midnight EST)
  • JURLIQUE: To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, they are offering a travel size Rosewater Balancing Mist and Rose Moisture Plus Gel Lotion with for orders over $65, use code ANNIVERSARY, valid until 8/13
  • LE LABO: City Exclusives Samples are available online for a limited time, full size options will be available for 4 weeks starting September 1st
  • MOLTON BROWN: Received a free Travel Size Body Wash or Lotion when you spend $55 with promo code SUMMER55, Receive a free 8-Piece Travel Set when you spend $95 with code SUMMER95, valid through 9/2
  • NARS: Receive a free complimentary NARS Audacious Mascara mini with any order online with code AUDACIOUS (valid through 8/31, my fall picks + swatches here)
  • TARTE: Friends and family 30% off discount ends today 8/3 with code FRIENDS
  • SEPHORA: Beauty Insider Appreciation Week gives you extra beauty insider points with any purchase, Beauty Insiders get 2x, VIBs get 3x, VIBs Rouge get 4x points.
  • TATCHA: Receive a complimentary Deep Hydration Lifting Mask ($28 value) on any order over $75 with code MASKGWP (limit 1 per customer, may not be redeemed with any other offers, expires 8/31)
As always, thanks to each and every one of you who follow me on Instagram! 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

On Instagram

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

Weekend Reads, Link Love + Instagram Favorites

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

On Instagram

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

On Instagram

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

On Instagram / Weekend Reads

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

10 Instagrammers I'm Loving Right Now

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

On Instagram

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

On Instagram @beautylookbook

Lately on Instagram. You can follow me @beautylookbook :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

On Instagram

TGIF everyone! A few snapshots of life lately on Instagram @beautylookbook. Follow me to see more details on each shot. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

On Instagram

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

Four Ways to Follow The Beauty Look Book

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

Instagram | @beautylookbook sunsets and beaches

A year of @beautylookbook instagram sunsets and beaches from various cities in Southern California:

Friday, December 27, 2013

Instagram | @beautylookbook nail polishes

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

Instagram | @beautylookbook desktops

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

On Instagram

Lately on Instagram - follow me @beautylookbook. Hope you're having a great start to the week!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

On Instagram

Lately on Instagram @beautylookbook - hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 26, 2013

On Instagram

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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