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July Makeup Sale Favorites

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has been going on the past couple of weeks, and besides being able to get some great summer, and fall items, they also have some Beauty Exclusives on sale. It’s the perfect time to get some makeup or beauty items, that usually never go on sale, at a special price. MAC never has sales, and they usually come out with their special edition sets, or holiday sets, but right now Nordstrom has some nice MAC palettes and brush sets on sale that you just can’t pass up on. They also currently have some specials on the Clarisonic skin cleansing. I have been going back and forth on whether or not to get one for a while now, and I think I’m going to go ahead and go for it while they have this special price going on.

Have you shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Let me know what you picked up!

MAC Look in a Box | Stila Lip Glaze Set | Clarisonic Mia 2 System | Smashbox Brush Set | NARS Cheeck Palette

Bobbi Brown Palette | MAC Brush Kit

Martini Royale

Martini Royale Ingredients

 Although I love classic champagne for Sunday brunch, I have been enjoying a new drink lately that is both tasty, and refreshing. Since the summer heat here in Texas has officially hit its highs, this ice cold cocktail hits the spot- and I love the hint of mint, and lime. I discovered this drink after Martini posted pictures of it on their twitter and instagram, it looked good so I thought I would give it a try. If you have followed my instagram you know I am a fan of Formula 1 racing, which Martini is a sponsor of which is why I happened to follow them.

So lets get down to the drink.

What you need:

  • - Martini Royale Bianco
  • -Prosecco or Champagne (I have used both a cava and the Martini Prosecco so it’s up to you)
  • -Lime
  • -Mint
  • -Ice

 How to Make:

  1. 1. Fill glass with ice
  2. 2. 1 part prosecco – I fill it up about half way
  3. 3. 1 part Bianco – I pour just a little less so that I get more prosecco in mine)
  4. 4. Add juice of half a lime
  5. 5. Add mint to your glass and garnish with a lime wedge

 There you have it. Let me know if you try this drink, or have tried it before!

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Reverse Cat Eye

Reverse Cat EyeWe are all familiar with the cat eye look, I’m sure most of you have even tried it before. But, have you tried the reverse cat eye?

There are a few ways to do this look. By using a pencil liner, you can smudge out the liner to get a softer, smokey look. Or, you can get a more precise line by using a gel or liquid liner. Be sure to leave your upper eye lids a nude color otherwise you will end up getting a smokey eye look, rather than a reverse cat eye. To give it a summery feel: try using a light color blue, green, or lilac.

So what do you think? Is this a look you might be trying? I’m thinking I’ll give it a try this weekend.

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