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Shop the Sephora Beauty Insider Event

Shop the Sephora sale with my must-have beauty pics.Ever since I swore off clothes shopping for the year, I’ve gotten a bit more into beauty products (I had to funnel all that energy somewhere). So today, I’m giving you a peek inside my medicine cabinet so you can stock up on a few of my tried-and-true favorite products during the Sephora Beauty Insider Event.

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A Brush with Savings

tim-walker-grace-coddington-portraitGrace Coddington by Tim Walker

I’ve long heard the hype about the English-made Mason Pearson brush, but have been unable to will myself to spend upwards of $150 on a hairbrush. Then, at my last salon visit, my hairstylist whipped out this Sonia Kashuk lookalike and could not stop raving about how much she loved it. The next time I was at Target, I stopped by the cosmetics aisle to scope it out. I needed a new hairbrush desperately, and at only $15 it seemed worth a try.

mason-pearson-sonia-kashuk-hairbrushesMason Pearson $150 // Sonia Kashuk $15

I’m in love with this hairbrush. In the past, when I used boar bristle brushes, they made my hair really staticky, but somehow this one does the opposite. Maybe it’s the addition of nylon bristles? Whatever the case, I can’t stop running this baby through my mane—it feels like a mini message. I also love that I can brush my hair wet and not feel like any of my hair is being pulled out or broken. It detangles like a dream.

I really cannot say enough good things about this Sonia Kashuk brush from Target, so do yourself a favor and go check it out!

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Runway to Real World: Chanel Cat Eye

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Right photo by Indigital via Vogue

I always love the Chanel couture shows, but I have to admit that it wasn’t the noteworthy sneakers or It Girl finale that really caught my eye this season. It was the eyes themselves. Peter Philips created this glittery winged look to complement Lagerfeld’s “futuristic nightclub” scene, and it’s one I’d like to replicate for my next night out.cat-eye-how-to

Glitter Eyeliner: Sephora // Liquid Liner: Maybelline // Eye Kohl: MAC

While I didn’t want to go full Disco Eye, I was eager in incorporate some under-eye glitter for a subtle sparkle. For this look, I started by extending the line of my eyelid with liquid liner to create the wing. Once I filled that in and brought the line in about halfway to my inner eye, I added a layer of my everyday MAC eye kohl to ensure a smooth line on the lid.

Then, I applied about 2–3 layers of glitter below my lower lashes. I opted for this blush-colored glitter for a subtle look that stayed in the same color family as my usual blush/eyeshadow combination. For the final touch, I added a healthy dose of mascara (read: about three coats).

This finished look is the perfect real-life interpretation of Chanel’s couture cat eye and a great night-out alternative to the standard smokey eye. Now I just need a pair of those sneakers and a glass of Champagne.

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Accessories, Beauty, Clothing

To Dive For

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When I think of pearls, I picture the strand that my great grandmother gave me, which is currently resting comfortably inside its blue jewelry box on my vanity. But while I may feel that a single strand of pearls is a bit proper for everyday use, I am in no way hesitant to incorporate pearly looks into my spring wardrobe.

Luckily, pearl-encrusted clothing and accessories are starting to crop up everywhere I look, providing me with plenty of options. Combining ladylike looks with a hint of toughness is pretty much my favorite thing, so get ready to clutch your pearls because these picks are anything but traditional.