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Black Friday Deals and Steals

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Good Morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Today I have rounded up some of my favorite BLACK FRIDAY sales that you can access online so you don’t have to leave the house. Stay inside in your cozy pjs, eat leftovers and shop till you drop on your living room floor!

Clothes
* 40% off the entire site thru Monday at Feather 4 Arrow with code BLACKFRIDAY. One of my besties is the woman behind this awesome line of clothing for women and children.

* Beautiful bras and panties are 40% off at ThirdLove with code blackfriday40.

* Prisim Boutique is offering 25% off sweaters and outerwear with code TOPITOFF and 40% off sale items with code WHYWAIT40. This is one of my favorite Long Beach boutiques!

* 30% off of everything at one of my faves…Trina Turk.

* If you have got some $$$ to spend Alexander McQueen is having an awesome sale!

Beauty
* 40% off everything for your hair thru Monday at Macadamia Professional with code HOLIDAY40.

* The eco-friendly facial mask line BioRepublic will be offering 30% off all purchases made with code DEALSWEEK30.

* 20% off, free shipping and a free gift on purchases over 30$ at Pixi Beauty

* Birchbox is offering 25% off any $35+ purchase with code BIGDEAL.

* Beauty Collection Stores are offering amazing in store deals today as well as online promotions.

* My new favorite super matte lipstick is from POP Beauty and now thru Nov. 30th take 30% off with code POPblack30!

Accessories
* Unique hair accessories from Elizabeth Heard are 15% off all orders with code LIKE 20% off all orders over 150 with code LOVE and 25% off all orders over $250 with code GOTTAHAVEGOTTAGIVE.

* 15% and 20% off cards and gifts at Minted.

* 30% at BaubleBar with code THX.

* 20% off everything at Miansai.

* 25% off all of the cutest pins, postcards and nail stickers from my friend Sara Lyons with code HOLIDAZE.

Art
* My talented friend Farron Feiner makes some gorgeous weavings and is offering 30% off for Black Friday with code TURKEYHANGOVER!

 

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! This is one of my favorite holidays. I was thrilled to be hosting this year and couldn’t wait to set the table. I collected some fall leaves while we were in Portland and somehow they survived the trip and made it home with me in one piece. I love using nail polish for small paint jobs because it is easily accessible and dries fast. I tipped the leaves with this light gold by Pixi and wrote names on them for place cards. I love how it turned out. I channeled my inner Martha today. Whatever you do have a safe and fulfilled day with friends and family! XOXO

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Friday Faves

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Good morning from Mexico!!! I am exploring the beautiful Villa del Palmar resort in the quaint little town of Loreto and I can’t wait to tell you all about when I return!! In the meantime, November is here which means the holiday season is about to be in full swing! There are a ton of fun things to do starting today so don’t get left behind! Have a magical weekend!

See
* Lifetime’s Project Runway Junior starts Thursday Nov. 12th and one of the contestants is 17 year old Matt Sarafa from Manhattan Beach, CA! Watch a sneak preview here.

* Fashionista Superhero Comics? Yes please! Checkout Chapters 1-5 here!

* On Nov 7th at 10pm at The Ace Hotel LA  catch Ira Glass doing Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host. It looks quirky and amazing. Just what you would expect from Ira.

* You can spend An Evening with David Spade at The Bootleg on Sunday Nov.8th. I have always loved him and find him hilarious.

* There is a tribute to George Carlin going on at The Grammy Museum until March 31st 2016. That place is so much fun! I highly recommend it.

Shop
* CMC Sample Sale every Friday from Nov. 6th-Dec. 18th (except Nov. 27th). Get your shop on!

* Each year, dreams are made and soon-to-be-international-pop-stars are discovered on the Citadel Outlets stage during the center’s Annual Tree Lighting Concert. The free family-friendly event runs from 4PM-7PM on Saturday, Nov. 7, leading up to the grand finale lighting of the World’s Tallest Live-Cut Tree. This year’s concert will be co-headlined by Sabrina Carpenter and Laura Marano, joined by opening act Madison Beer.

* Freshly Picked is having a warehouse sale Sat. Nov. 7th from 10-12pm in Lake Forest. Definitely worth The drive!

Eat
* The Big Sur Foragers Festival is going on January 15th-17th 2016 and looks awesome!

Try
* L’Anza Combing Cream is the perfect blowout cream for thick, frizzy hair. This cream leaves the hair shiny, smooth and frizz free!

* Miracle Skin Transformer Night Treatment is a really wonderful night cream that almost acts like an overnight mask. It hydrates, resurfaces, and smoothes with minimal fragrance and is under $100. I have loved everything I have tried from this brand.

* RxQ Vitamins were developed in San Pedro, CA which is near me in Long Beach and has highly polluted air due to it being the home of the LA port. I can’t see any effects from taking these but I feel good thinking that they could be helping to reduce the effects of ozone pollution on my lungs and body health.

* Colon Cleanse Tea by Teami purifies the body from the inside out, cleansing the organs and clearing the digestive track of toxins. Teami is a Florida based company and their teas taste amazing and are free of gluten, dairy,sugar and GMO’s!

 

Everyone Needs A Private Nurse

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I was recently introduced to the skincare line Cosmedicine, which began in Europe in 2003, and I was instantly attracted to the gorgeous packaging. After trying a few of the products for the last several months I am thrilled to report that they are just as amazing as they look!

This line is all about the science behind the ingredients and they share their product studies online. I think this is awesome because it really explains how and why each product works. I know a lot of engineers that this would appeal to. 😉 Their formulator is Mark Potter who is also responsible for developing some of the most popular skin care lines and cult favorite beauty products, including Estee Lauder, Dr. Dennis Gross, Sonia Kashuk, Prada, and Tom Ford. Thats an impressive line up!

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Private Nurse is my absolute favorite! Not only is the name adorable but this night cream really does deliver. It has a nice medium texture and a soft fragrance. When I wake up after using it my skin looks and feels smoother, softer, “plumped” and bright thanks to key ingredients like bamboo extract (to minimize wrinkles), hyaluronic acid (for plumping), and pea extract (for skin brightening) among others. With a price tag of $105 it is a bit of a splurge but I totally think it is money well spent. The holidays are coming up which is the perfect time to treat yourself or a special nurse in your life!

 

Tria at Home Laser Hair Remover Part 3

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Today was my second round of the Tria at Home Laser Hair Removal on my underarms. I did it on level 5 again and it hurt just a much as the first time 2 weeks ago but I really think it is working. I wasn’t supposed to be able to see a difference yet but my hair didn’t grow back nearly as much as it usually does. Only time will tell. Like I said in my Part 2 post, if you are going to commit to the discomfort of the process you might as well be in control and do it yourself. This device is well made and easy to use. I will continue to update this post over the next few months and let you know how it’s going so check back!

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