Listen up!  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is starting July 15 and goes through the end of the month.  This sale is always epic, but for us it isn’t about the Tory Burch ballet flats, the Jimmy Choo purses, or the Pucci silk scarves… it’s about the Cosmetics!

Nordstrom is notorious for their wonderful make-up department & considering that make-up never, ever, ever goes on sale, it is pretty incredible the deal on make-up that Nordstrom offers during their Anniversary Sale.

Here’s a list of our favorite offers :

(1) Anastasia Best of the Best Kit – $75 ($102 value!)

Features the best products from Anastasia’s arsenal for healthy brows and skin!  Kit includes:

  • (1) Line Erasing Serum (0.5 oz.): This lightweight serum contains a unique blend of natural hydrators, Instalift™ Goji and Anastasia’s exclusive Balkan Botanical™ Infusion to improve the appearance of skin and helps reduce signs of aging.
  • (2) Clear Brow Gel (0.28 oz.): A clear gel fortified with botanical hair conditioners to keep unruly brows in place all day without flaking.
  • (3) Brow Enhancing Serum (0.17 oz.): Promotes fuller-looking brows.

(2) Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Beauty Kit- $80 ($165 value!)

Bobbi’s modern take on a classic, this kit is the perfect complement to fall’s Tortoise Shell collection.  Featuring warm neutrals that flatter all complexions, it’s an effortless way to get the look of the season.  Kit includes:

  • (1) Shimmer Brick in Beach (limited-edition).
  • (2) Creamy Lip Color in Toffee (limited-edition).
  • (3) Shimmer Lip Gloss in Rose Gold .
  • (4) Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink.
  • (5) Extreme Party Mascara in Black.
  • (6) Mini Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush.
  • (7) Mini Face Blender Brush.

(3)  Chloe Anniversary Set- $129 ($206 value!)

Chloe’s signature scent captures the creative, confident individuality of the Chloe woman.  A fresh and feminine fragrance with an utterly innate sense of chic.  This classic gift set includes:

  • (1) Eau de Parfum Spray (2.5 oz.)
  • (2) Full-Sized Body Lotion (6.7 oz.)
  • (3) Full-Sized Shower Gel (6.7 oz.)

(4)  Kate Somerville Essentials Kit- $95 ($166 value!)

Kit includes:

  • (1) Gentle Daily Wash (2 oz.): Want perfect skin? Then start with the perfect cleanser.  This delicate gel cleans, calms and conditions all types of skin.  With efficacious botanicals, Gentle Daily Wash removes makeup, bacteria and pore-clogging debris while preserving the skin’s natural barrier.
  • (2) ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (2 oz.):  What’s the next-best thing to a clinic appointment with Kate?  Getting her signature facial at home! ExfoliKate® Intensive clarifies and polishes skin, instantly revealing a glowing, fresh-from-the-spa complexion.  Dramatic results after just one treatment have been proven in clinical tests.
  • (3) Nourish Daily Moisturizer (1.7 oz.): Need a lift? Get a quick tune-up that will repair, refine and rejuvenate.  Nourish Daily Moisturizer saturates skin with sophisticated anti-aging extracts.  In addition, rich botanicals improve texture and increase elasticity.  This advanced blend absorbs quickly, leaving nothing behind except a fresh, balanced complexion.

(5) La Mer The Signature Collection- $250 ($315 value!)

The Signature Collection brings together the La Mer essentials in convenient travel sizes.  The products in this set work in tandem to deliver a healthier, radiant, more youthful appearance each day. This limited-edition collection is the ideal introduction to La Mer’s daily beauty ritual—at home or away.  Kit includes:

  • (1) Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream (1 oz.)
  • (2) The Regenerating Serum (0.5 oz.)
  • (3) The Eye Concentrate (0.17 oz.)


Can you wait until July 15? (because we can’t!)

credit: Julien Denoyer

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Happy Sunday & Happy Father’s Day!

From May 31 to August 1, is giving away 20 shopping sprees worth $500 each, vis-a-vis Lucky Breaks.   On the cusp of their one year anniversary, is an easily shoppable, fully stocked site that sells luxe products from coveted niche, international brands. has a true point of difference in that they offer a lovely assortment of all-natural & organic products.

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To enter to win a shopping spree of $500 (which would come in really handy to bring me out of the June Gloom) simply go to

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Okay, so it’s not a Sunday.  We got a little bit lazy over the long weekend but don’t want you to miss out on a great deal for today offered by Hautelook!

Today’s Sunday Brunch is dedicated to the offer on Hautelook featuring Crown Brush cosmetic brushes & make-up palettes.

Read below for some info on the brand and click here to shop!

Crown Brush

Designer makeup brushes + colorful palettes

Starts Tuesday, 5/31
at 8:00 AM Pacific

With over 25 years of brush making tradition, Crown Brush has become the leading industry resource for cosmetic and skincare brushes. Crown Brush has an extensive global distribution network with a very knowledgable and experienced staff which fully facilitates all of your brush needs. Utilizing master craftsmanship, Crown is a leader in recognizing and manufacturing top quality brushes from the fi nest materials available. Crown offers the largest and fi nest open stock selection of professional quality brushes anywhere. Crown also offers a private label division that allows our clients to private label any of our open stock brushes at the industry’s lowest minimums.

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Stila offers more adorable discounts & practical deals that any other beauty site I’ve seen!  This week’s Sunday Brunch is dedicated to the great offers on…


First and foremost, today and tomorrow you can get 20% off AND free shipping on your entire order with the code FRIENDS11 @ checkout.

In a close second, Stila has launched “Stila Girl Beach Palettes,” which include four luxurious eye shadows, one powder blush & one cheek highlighter.  These palettes are only $14 ! (a $62 value)  They will be releasing monthly with the onset of each Summer month.  So far, “Stunning In Sayulita” is my favorite.

Lastly, I just learned about the Stila Loves Rewards program.  If you’ve never heard of it either, here is how it works :

  • Spend $100 on & receive free shipping until the end of the calendar year.
  • Spend $250 on & receive a $50 gift card to be redeemed for any product on the site & free shipping until the end of the calendar year.
  • Spend $500 on & receiving a $100 gift card to be redeemed for any product on the site & free shipping until the end of the calendar year.

All available

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Happy Sunday to all!  Enjoy your morning coffee with today’s Sunday Brunch, which is all about fragrance freebees…

Sephora is offering limited-edition, free totes and cosmetic pouches with the online purchase of your favorite fragrances!  Our most adored offers were for Marc Jacobs, Chloe and Versace.

Free Marc Jacobs tote with the online purchase of any of the following :

  • Marc Jacobs Daisy 3.4 oz EDT
  • Lola Marc Jacobs 3.4 oz EDP
  • Marc Jacobs 3.4 oz EDP
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh 4.25 oz EDT

This offer is available online only and the Marc Jacobs Tote (16 x 16 x4 inches) is absolutely adorable!

Just follow these easy steps :

(1) Add any of the above items to your shopping cart at

(2) Enter the promotion code “MARCBAG” when prompted at checkout.

(3) Your free Marc Jacobs Tote will automatically be added to your order!



For a limited time, Chloe is offering an ultra chic comsetic pouch (7 x 5.25 x 1.5 inches) along with a 0.17 oz EDP and 1 oz body lotion for free with with the online purchase of a 2.5 oz EDT or 2.5 oz EDP Chloe perfume.

Just follow these easy steps :

(1) Add a Chloe 2.5 oz EDP or EDT to your shopping cart at

(2) Enter the promotion code “CHLOEROSE” when prompted at check out.

(3) The free Chloe Gift Set will automatically be added to your order.


Versace is offering a free and super-fun metallic travel tote (would be ideal for the gym!) with the purchase of any 3 oz Versace Bright Crystal EDT or 3.4 oz Versus EDT.

The dimensions for this bag are 20 x 13 x 7.5 inches.

To redeem this limited-time offer :

(1) Add one of the above EDT’s to your shopping cart at

(2) Enter the promotion code “VERSACE” when prompted during check out.

(3) Wait patiently for delivery of your free metallic tote with receipt of your purchase.



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