July 29, 2016

July Beauty Favorites

July Summer Beauty Favorites

I feel like I say this every month, but I really can't believe July is over-- didn't summer just begin?? I'm looking forward to August though; I'll be heading out to South Carolina for a conference and will be staying a few days and heading down to Savannah, Georgia as well. It's SO beautiful out there and very charming- -I just hope it won't be too humid. Then again, my dry skin absolutely loves the humidity- I get a nice glowy and dewy look out there.

While on the subject of skin and beauty, I wanted to share a few beauty products I have been loving this past month-- here's a peek at my top 5 beauty must-haves from July:

1. Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
For years I have been using pressed powder to set my makeup but recently made the switch to loose powder after watching a few YouTube tutorials that featured this particular powder. Apparently, it's one of the top loose powders used by makeup pros and beauty gurus- and now I'm adding it to the top of my list! I like how it sets my concealer and foundation and blends in easily-- plus, I can apply it with a BeautyBlender.

2. PÜR Cosmetics Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Oh Bae
Not only is this pretty much a perfect pink-nude lip shade, I am loving the matte finish and the amazing staying powder. The formula is lightweight and airy-- almost like a mousse-- and applies extremely smoothly. You can bet this one is in my purse 24/7.

3. butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Tiddly
I have about a zillion and one nail polishes-- reds, light pink, hot pink, teal, yellow, purple, glitter, you name it, but his pretty peachy pink shade has become my summer staple. I don't even want to wear another color- just this one please! You can read all about my butter LONDON summer look featuring this shade.

4. Bioderma Sensibio H2O- Makeup Removing Micelle Solution
I've tried makeup remover lotions, wipes, cleansers, you name it and nothing has come close to taking off makeup as well as micellar water does. I love that Bioderma is for sensitive skin and removes every last bit of makeup. If you've been wanting to try out micellar water cleansers, you will not be disappointed with this one. I also recommend this as a budget option.

5. Korres Shower Gel in Water Lily
With a fresh, clean scent with a hint of floral, this shower gel is relaxing, refreshing and cooling (does that make sense?), which feels so nice after being in the dry summer heat.It lathers nicely and feels moisturizing on my skin. This shower gel definitely gets two thumbs up from me.

What's been on your beauty favorites list lately?

July 27, 2016

Why I Made the Switch to A Beauty Blender... And Won't Go Back (+ Tips!)

$35 Beautyblender Set from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

A few weeks ago I bit the bullet and bought my first BeautyBlender. At $25, it seemed like a pricey investment for a sponge that would be thrown away after a few uses so I put off trying it for years. I'm glad I took the plunge because now I am hooked. Not your typical sponge, the BeautyBlender is a must-have tool for every makeup enthusiast, especially for applying your base.

Right now, there is a beautyblender® 'Beauty's Best Friend' Set available at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that includes not one, but two sponges and cleanser for $35... that is an amazing deal. You know I scooped it up. Keep reading on why I'm a true BeautyBlender fan and will not go back to using makeup brushes for my base, along with tips and tricks on using and cleaning your BeautyBlender makeup sponge>>

July 26, 2016

Coral Craze + Good HUES-Day Linkup

Black and White Outfit

Are all the incessant Facebook political posts driving anyone else crazy? I'm glad people care and everyone is entitled to their opinion and all but sheesh, enough is enough. Then again, I probably drive everyone crazy with my sale posts :P 

This week, I'm adding a bright accent to a basic black and white outfit, finishing with a swipe of red lips for some extra color. Continue reading to see more of the outfit and to join this week's Good HUES-Day linkup>>

July 25, 2016

Makeup Monday: Korean Beauty Musts

Korean Beauty Picks from Aritaum

It's been awhile since I've shared some neat, innovative Korean beauty products so when ARITAUM, a nationwide chain that specializes in Kbeauty, reached out, I was immediately interested in trying out a few unique products from popular Korean brands they carry such as Laneige, IOPE, and Mamonde. Included in the roundup are a cushion foundation, which have been extremely popular for the past year or so, sheet masks because who doesn't have fun wearing a sheet mask?, and a face spray made with sparkling water. Read on for my thoughts on these products and how you can get your hands on them >>

July 22, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best #NSale Beauty Deals

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best #NSale Beauty Deals

Woohoo, it's Friday... and also the day the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starts (Nordies cardholders had first dibs for the past week). To kick off this very welcomed weekend, I'm rounding up ten of my beauty favorites and best buys from #NSale, which you can purchase online or in-store.

Read on to get the deets on the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale beauty deals (these are all exclusive to Nordstrom, you won't find them anywhere else!), plus a few of my tips for shopping the sale.

July 19, 2016

A Pop of Neon + Trend Spin Linkup

Summer Style: Pop of Neon Outfit
Bodycon Dress: Forever21 (under $8!) | Denim Jacket: H&M | Sandals: Target (old- similar style here and here) | Bag: Charming Charlie | Necklace: Charming Charlie | Sunglasses: Target | Lip Color: NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Funnel Delight

Hey all! Today I'm skipping Good HUES-Day in lieu of co-hosting the Trend Spin Linkup with Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas. This week's theme is neon which was a bit of a challenge for me: I realized I have a ton of neutrals and virtually no neon in my closet! After a little shopping, I was able to pull together a bright, neon outfit. Keep reading to see more of this outfit + join the Trend Spin Linkup >>

July 18, 2016

Makeup Monday: Butter London Summer Picks

Butter London Summer Picks from Ulta Beauty

Ready to add a fun, bold pop of color to your summer look? I recently tried out these gorgeous shades from Butter London, perfect for turning the heat up on your summer makeup look. Keep reading to get a closer look at these shades including swatches and how to get the look for yourself...

July 15, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top 10 Picks | NSale Early Access

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It's the most wonderful time of the year... it's #Nsale time! For those of you living under a rock, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is THE sale of the season... scratch that, the year. Seriously. It's that good.

As of Thursday 7/14 all Nordstrom credit card holders can shop the sale first, BEFORE the public (public sale starts 7/22 - 8/8) and get their hands on some fab fall finds. The best thing about #Nsale is it's not your typical clearance type sale... these are new items released for fall available at awesome prices. You can shop apparel, jeans, watches, handbags, beauty, mens, kids, even home decor at amazing prices. Just hurry, these items sell out quick! Keep reading to check out my top 10 style picks from the sale (come back in a few days for my beauty must-haves!)>>

July 12, 2016

Good HUES-Day: Don't Quit Your Daydream

Doc Shorty Don't Quit Your Daydream Tee
 Tee Shirt c/o Doc Shorty/Home T | White Denim Ankle Jeans (similar) | Tote | Mules (similar)

I've always been a daydreamer, one of those that gets into "the zone" and lost in space for a bit. I'm pretty sure that's why I've always enjoyed reading too-- I can escape reality for a bit and go off to some other world. Having these daydreams have allowed me to push myself and make those dreams come true.

Continue reading to see more of this special tee and add your link to the Good HUES-Day link party>> 

July 11, 2016

Review: Pamper Yourself Pretty with Perfectly Posh + GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]

Perfectly Posh Review and Giveaway

A girl friend and I were chatting the other night and it came up that we should have a girls-only spa night. How fun would that be? We could do mani/pedi's, face masks, and other fun at-home beauty treatments. Totally girly, right? It then hit me how perfect the products I was testing out from Perfectly Posh would be for a pampering spa night such as this.

One of my friends, Beth (we met through mark about 10 years ago!), recently became a consultant with Perfectly Posh and sent me a few samples a couple weeks ago to try out and I must say, I'm impressed!  Click to read more about this line AND enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of the products for your own day of pampering.

Accounting & Tax Tips For Fashion & Beauty Bloggers

Erin Armstrong A Course About Money for Fashion & Beauty Blogger e-course
This year has taken a very positive turn for my blog as I have been able to make an income from A Good Hue. While part of me is ecstatic to bring in extra cash flow, the other part is wondering what the heck I'm going to do come tax time, and should I be turning this blog into a legit business? How do I even go about that??

This is where A Course About Money for Fashion & Beauty Blogger e-course with Erin Armstrong comes into play. Specifically designed for bloggers, stylists and content creators, Erin packaged her expertise in accounting and bookkeeping into an easily digestible e-course, complete with checklists, case studies, and insider tips. Keep reading for a breakdown of the course>>

July 8, 2016

Wide Awake: Nude Eyeliner Tricks for Tired Eyes

Friday, I am so happy to see you! Even though I had Monday off, this week has felt long and I've felt super tired. I haven't slept good the last few nights and it's been showing in my face, especially my eyes. Does this happen to you, too? Luckily I have a quick trick using nude eyeliner (no not white!) to help wake up those tired eyes.

Keep reading for a quick how-to, along with my product picks>>

July 6, 2016

Recipe File: Refreshing Watermelon Rosé Spritzer

Refreshing Watermelon Rosé  Spritzer

The best days of summer are those lazy days hanging out by the pool, at the lake or just chilling in the backyard with an ice cold drink in your hand and absolutely nothing on your agenda. As a wine drinker, sometimes there's just nothing more refreshing than a chilled, fruity wine spritzer, and trust me, those babies go down quick in the heat.

Watermelon is basically the unofficial official fruit of summer and a spritzer is basically the unofficial official drink of summer-- so I figured, what's better than putting them together? Especially when a rosé is involved. I mean, everything is better with rosé amiright? Click to get the recipe for this tasty, refreshing drink...

July 5, 2016

Good HUES-Day: Favorite Summer Hats

Unfortunately I don't have a new outfit to share this week-- someone wasn't feeling too good this weekend and didn't take any new pics. Sorry! I am, however, throwing it back to a few of my all-time favorite summer outfits that feature hats. Panama hats, fedoras, floppy hats, my hat collection continues to grow larger over the years. And you know what? I'm making no apologies about that :P

Keep reading to see which looks made the cut + join this week's Good HUES-Day link party>>

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