Category Archives: beauty buys

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

{SECRET} Nordstrom Beauty Sale

Eeeeevery once and awhile I will get on Nordstrom and POOF, a few of my favorite products are one sale! Nordstrom doesn’t advertise the sale and in this case, they are simply price-matching from a competitors site and so from my research there is no telling when the sale will end. Not that there is a sense of urgency 😘, but girl, grab it before the prices shoot back up!! If you missed anything from the Sephora VIB sale, or only got 10% off there, then today is your lucky day my sweet friend.

This sale is more random than most and so I have linked the brands that are included in the 15% sale, my top picks from those brands and a few bits that were actually 20% that I couldn’t resist sharing!

STILA : I cannot for the life of me figure out a system to this sale, but if you haven’t already purchased the shimmer & glow shadows from Stila, trust, NOW is the time! No need for a primer and incredible pigment I love wearing these all over the lid OR as a stunning glitter eyeliner!

CLARINS : I haven’t tried much of this line – am I missing out?? BUT their lip oil, especially in the glitter shade ‘Honey Glam’, is my luxury must have. No joke, the applicator is the literal softest thing that has ever touched my lips. Ever.

SHESEIDO : I have heard absolutely incredible things about this skincare line (that seemingly never goes on sale) and so I picked up a few things for myself while they are discounted!! I have very high hopes for the eye patches and the eye cream has been on my wishlist for months and months now, so I snagged that as well!

URBAN DECAY : The majority of this line is on sale rn and that makes me so so happy! While they are on sale snag my favorite foundation for pictures, the eyeshadow primer that will last you a year and keep your smokey eye lookin fly all day, ANY of the cult favorite eyeshadow palettes or the lipgloss that is my current go-to!

NARS : The entire NARS line is not included on this sale, but there a two cult favorites that I had to include because they will forever remain in my line up! These matte lip pencils are truly some of the best in the biz and the colors are ALL flattering to most skin tones. My beloved concealer is also included on the sale, so if you’ve been waiting to try it, ORDER NOW!!

TWEEZERMAN : As far as I can tell, this entire line has been discounted SO, if you don’t own a pair of these tweezers, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? 😘 My husband and I swear by these because one pair will last you YEARS. I keep one in my car, one with my brushes and a few stored in my bathroom. We refuse to be caught without them.

BENEFIT : I looooove this makeup line and so I am super pleased that it is also on sale! I have been using the blue mascara for awhile now and not only does it last all day without flaking, but I get so.many.compliments when I wear it. It absolutely amplifies any look! Not to mention my holy grail bronzer  and the cult favorite blushes are (mostly) all on sale too.

LANCOME : I trusted my makeup artist friends when they said they swore by this foundation, but it quickly became one of my very favorites! Applies like butter, looks like skin, covers any spots and blends out beautifully with both the fingertip and a brush. I even grabbed a muuuuch deeper shade to use for contouring because it blends out so naturally on the skin and looks stunning!

BEAUTY BLENDER : If you are late to the train, this sponge is worth every penny so jump on board!! She comes in a variety of colors and sets, so split the cost with a sister and grab this now!

GLAM MIRROR : I have wanted one of these for a long while now and I am so happy that I found this HUGE glam mirror on sale!! This set is 20% off right now and includes a magnifying mirror as well as a compact for my purse and will look real chic on my counter.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS : If you are a brow gal, you know that know one does a brow product like Anastasia! I have sworn by the brow definer for a year now, but I have recently fallen back in love with the dip brow pomade.

Other brands included in the sale that are worth a mention are BUXOM (hello queen of all glosses!!), ESTEE LAUDER (anyone else a die hard Double Wear fan?!), MAC (new releases for 15% off, yasssssss!) and SMASHBOX (you know I live for their always on lipsticks!) 😍

Happy DEAL shopping my sweet friends!! xox

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I might be early to the game this year, buuuuuuut it’s never to early to think about your mom OR to send a shopping list over to the Mr. 😘 Here is my full list of things that mom will need this holiday & a few discount codes to make your life a little easier!

Bring the spa to mom, for real. These are all things that I love myself and that honestly look forward to using and make my life more luxe!!

ADIOS CRUSTY HEELS : Sole Mates, Heel Healers : LUXE BATH MUST : Herbivore, Coconut Milk Bath : SMOOTH SKIN SCRUB : Arabica Coffee Scrub : YOUTHFUL BRIGHT SKIN : Sunday Riley, Bright Young Thing Kit : GLOWY GODDESS : Tatcha, Skincare for Makeup Lovers : FRESH BRIGHT EYES : Skyn Iceland, Icelandic Relief Eye Cream : DREAMY SHOWER NEED : L’occitaine, Almond Shower Oil : HEAVENLY ROBE : Natori, Nirvana Robe : HYDRATION PLUS : Tubby Todd, Dream Cream // code : beyoutybureau15 for 15% off your order!!! : SPA AT HOME : PMD, Personal Microderm System // code : mom30 for 30% off 🙌🏼

Most of these makeup items are a splurge; things that she might not buy herself, things that will simplify her life, things that will make her feel glamorous, things that would remind mom how special she is to you every time she uses them! Move over flowers THESE are the gifts that keep on giving!!

ALL SHE NEEDS FOR BLUSH AND BRONZER : Benefit, Blush Bar Cheek Palette : GLOSS & GLOW : Fenty, Bomb Baby Mini Set : FULL NIGHT’S REST : NARS, Soft Matte Concealer : BLUSH AND LIP MUST : Stila, Convertible Lip and Cheek Color : LUMINOUS SKIN : Becca, Cheeky Blush and Primer Set : FAVORITE GLOSS : Shine, Lipgloss in ‘Spirited’ // code : beyou10 to save 10% off your entire order!! : GLAM MOM HIGHLIGHT : Charlotte Tilbury, Hollywood Beauty Light Wand :  LUXE LIP OIL : Clarins, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil : SUMMER GLOW : Hourglass, Ambient Lighting Bronzer in “Luminous Bronze Light” : CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT BRUSH SET : iT Cosmetics, Your Contour Must Haves :

I will add a few more lists to simplify mom’s life and to give her long, soft locks some extra care, but for now these are the things that every mom needs to glam up her life!

xo, Kayti

Friday, April 20, 2018

SEPHORA SALE : must have & wishlist

Twice a year Sephora steps up their game and offers their Beauty Insiders 10-15% off no exclusions! This sale runs from April 20th-23rd & is for Beauty Insiders ONLY. If you haven’t signed up for the Sephora’s reward program it is suppppper simple and this is the only way you will get access to these great prices and earn free samples year round. Get it girl!

I usually reserve my hard earned money for Nordstrom and Ulta because their rewards programs are better, but there are a few things I can ONLY get a Sephora and so I stock up on those things while they’re discounted – BOOM!

I have complied a list of things that I own, use on the reg and looooooove & another list of things I have been waiting to buy until this very sale! Below are my Sephora must haves & a wishlist that might just put me in the poor house 😘


My skincare MUST HAVES : SON&PARK “Beauty Water” : BELIF “Moisturizing Eye Bomb” : BELIF “Moisturizing Bomb” : LANEIGE “Lip Sleeping Mask” : PETER THOMAS ROTH “FirmX Peeling Gel” :   OLE HENRIKSEN “Banana Bright Eye Cream”

My makeup HOLY GRAILS : FENTY “Matchstick Matte in Amber” : FENTY “Stunna Lip Paint” : FENTY “Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter” : FENTY “Gloss Bomb” : FENTY “Matchstick Shimmer in Chili Mango” : FENTY “Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Saw-C” : NARS “Powermatte Lip Pigment” : NARS “Soft Matte Concealer in Vanilla” : LAURA MERCIER “Secret Brightening Powder” : LANCOME “Brow Gel” : HOURGLASS “Veil Mineral Primer”

More makeup MUST HAVES : HOURGLASS “Ambient Lighting Palette” : HOURGLASS “Ambient Metallic Strobe” : ERBORIAN “CC Cream” : URBAN DECAY “Naked Skin Weightless Foundation” : NARS “Radiant Creamy Concealer” : MARC JACOBS “Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon” : SMASHBOX “Always On Liquid Lipstick” : KAT VON D “Everlasting Glimmer Veil” : HUDA “Lip Strobe” : BEAUTY BLENDER “Two Clean Set” : STILA “Glitter on the Go Set” : URBAN DECAY “Heavy Metal Liner” : STILA “Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow” : CIATE “Glow-To Illuminating Blush”

My skincare WISHLIST : GLOW RECIPE “Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask” : SUMMER FRIDAY “JetLag Mask” : TATCHA “Instant Dewy Glow Set” : FARMACY “Green Clean”

The makeup I have been SAVING FOR : FENTY “Body Lava Body Lumanizer” : HUDA BEAUTY “#FauxFilter Foundation” : SEPHORA “Pro Dimensional Highlighting Palette” : FENTY “Bomb Baby Mini Lip & Face” : BECCA “Light Chaser Highlighter”

My haircare WISHLIST : ELIZABETH & JAMES “Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo” : DRY BAR “The Morning After Shower Cap” : BRIOGEO “Don’t Despair, Repair” : BRIOGEO “Scalp Revival Dry Shampoo” : IGK “Expensive High Shine Top Coat”

More makeup I’ve been coveting : KEVYN AUCOIN “Sculpting Powder” : HOURGLASS “Ambient Lighting Bronzer” : LAURA MERCIER “Flawless Fashion Concealer” : NARS “Natural Radiant Longer Foundation” : YSL “BabyDoll Mascara” : DIOR “Show Mascara” : HUDA BEAUTY “Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette”

I know. My list is bananas.

Happy shopping babes! Stock up on the stuff you love and take this awesome opportunity to try out a few things that you have had your eye on!!

xo, Kayti