three recent beauty buys.

It felt like Christmas for me last night at Nordstrom. I have been holding onto a giftcard I got from my parents since December 25th and finally decided to cash it in for some beautiful goodies. I've had my eye on this brush for months, but the lipgloss and eye base were more spur-of-the-moment {I have a giftcard!} purchases.


find them here:
Clarins 'Instant Light' Eye Perfecting Base

Even though I know lighter lips are in this spring, I wanted to try something a bit deeper. {I don't know if I'll ever be able to pull of the reds or fuschias everyone else rocks with ease!} Per usual with Clarins products, I can't wait to incorporate this base in my routine. It's super easy to apply, which is a recipe for success in my book.

Have you made any recent beauty buys? Do you make spur-of-the-moment purchases or do you go in with a plan? I know we talked game changers last week, everyday make-up is a whole different ball game! I can't wait to hear what you're loving lately. See you all tomorrow for a lacy round of Friday's Fancies!
Have a great Thursday! xoxo {av}

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16 comments:

  1. You can never go wrong with Bobbi Brown! I love that lip color and think it is a perfect alternative to the reds that have become so popular. I'm jealous of the girls who look awesome in those colors because I'm not one of them!

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    1. I never thought I could rock red until I spent a good hour at the mac counter and found the perfect shade. It's all about confidence! :)

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  2. I love Bobbi Brown's long-lasting cream shadows. Those are the best! Lately I've been splurging on bath bombs and bath belts from LUSH. They make for a perfect evening in the tub on a cold winter's night!

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  3. i bought a tarte lip crayon last week and it's amazing.

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  4. I love the gift card purchases. I often say "I am going to use this for something I need, thus saving myself money."... then when I get to the store, it's a totally different story... hello florescent pink pumps and kimono. (those were random things I purchased once)

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  5. That lip gloss looks so perfect! Was just talking to another friend about holding onto gift cards; so hard to find the perfect item. You did well!

    alyson
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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  6. I've never tried anything from bobbi brown, but those look great! I really want to splurge on some of the products from Estee Lauder's spring line!

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  7. the eos lip balm in "sweet mint" is a new purchase of mine and I'm obsessed with the scent!

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  8. Belated gift card usage is one of the best ways to beat the winter blues! I love how it extends the holiday season to well beyond the time tinsel and trees have been put away. I'm quite excited to see how the gloss works out - it looks like a fun color!

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  9. I mentioned to Lindsey, but I never thought I could rock the red trend that is happening right now either. Just have confidence and have a professional help you out!

    I really do like the gloss you picked out. I'm jealous of your proximity to a Nordstrom, they are so far away from my small hometown!

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  10. You can't go wrong with Bobbi Brown. I recently decided I needed some cheap makeup brushes to keep in my travel bag- while perusing the aisles of target I found e.l.f ones that are GREAT! I was very impressed.

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  11. I SOO need some new makeup brushes!!

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  12. I wish I could rock the bright red lips everyone else seems to be rocking these days. Sigh. I just don't think I can pull it off well enough to merit even trying!

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  13. Oh, I'm intrigued by that Clarins product. I usually love their stuff!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  14. How do you like the Clarins eye base? Does it makes your eyes look like you just slept 12 hours or had a cat nap?

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