These Are Ulta’s Best-Selling Concealers Right Now

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 • Permalink • 

If I had to guess, I’d say concealer is the one makeup product that everyone uses from time to time. Even if you hate foundation and think mascara is a torture device, it’s hard to resist the allure of being able to downplay under eye circles or cover up a rogue blemish, right?

The trick is finding your personal best concealer. What works on one person could be totally wrong for the next. But, if you ask enough people what their top pick concealer is, the wisdom of the crowd will point you in the right direction. With that in mind, these are the five best-selling concealers at Ulta right now…

This Ulta-exclusive hydrating wand concealer can double as a highlighter or contour, depending on which of the fourteen shades you pick. Users praise its long-lasting formula and smooth application, with one verified buyer saying “…it looks totally natural. It’s literally magic in a tube.”

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer

→ Buy the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer, $27.00, at

FOUND: ‘90s Boots, Upgraded

Sunday, August 18, 2019 • Permalink • 

Theory Laced Boots in Black

I’m pretty sure that every person who was old enough to buy their own clothes in the ‘90s owned a pair of lace-up boots. Maybe your ‘90s boots were classic Docs, the most popular choice. Or maybe, like me, you jumped on the bandwagon late enough to snag a stylish spin-off. My boots were luggage brown with bottle green laces, courtesy of a much-cooler-than-now J.Crew. They weighed a ton, and I swear I lost five pounds the first semester I owned them thanks to a thrice weekly class on the fourth floor of a building with too few elevators. Such good memories.

50% Off at Banana Republic and How to Use It

Saturday, August 17, 2019 • Permalink • 

The Banana Republic Friends and Family Sale is in full swing through Monday, August 19. The on-site promotion is 40%, with exclusions. But, if you know the magic code, you can actually get a full 50% off with no BR merchandise exclusions. The trick? Use code BRFAMILY to get the bonus deal. If you order $100 or more, also use code BRSHIP for free 3-5 day shipping.

Not sure how to best make use of this limited time only promo code? These five timeless minimalist picks are all sure things, especially at this great sale price.

The new Japan Exclusives collection at Banana Republic is fantastic. These are easily some of my favorite BR pieces in years. But, caution: they were sized for the Japanese market, so you may need to size up. This high-neck black blouse is my absolute favorite.

Banana Republic Japan Exclusive Mock-Neck Blouse in Black

→ Buy the Banana Republic Japan Exclusive Mock-Neck Blouse, $44.75 with code (was $89.50), at

Under $100: Coach Summer Sale Finds

Sunday, June 16, 2019 • Permalink • 

The Coach Summer Sale just got better. All the remaining sale items are now marked a whopping 50% off original prices. There is still a lot left to choose from, including shoes, clothing, accessories, and a ton of handbags.

The best part of the new reductions is that there are now a bunch of fabulous finds for under $100. A handful of my favorites are here. Plus, don’t forget that all orders within the continental US come with free shipping and returns if you use code FREESHIP!

I’ve never thought of Coach as an edgy, rock-and-roll kind of label, but they are full of surprises lately. Their recent collab with iconic LA nightclub The Viper Room resulted in some fun pieces, including this now sale-priced pouch.

Coach Viper Room Turnlock Pouch 26

→ Buy the Coach Viper Room Turnlock Pouch 26, $32.00 (was $65.00), at

3 Sale-Priced Club Monaco Sweaters to Buy During the Heat Wave

Sunday, June 09, 2019 • Permalink • 

It’s hot here in Northern California. Like, really hot. There’s nothing like a heat wave to make me want to buy cashmere sweaters. You too? That must be because we both know that the best time to score a big deal on cozy winter clothes is during the hottest part of the summer.

Club Monaco is currently offering an extra 30% off already reduced sale items. That means some of their most interesting sweaters are available at a fraction of regular price. I sorted through all the sale-priced goods and found three sweaters – two cashmere and one wool – that are gorgeous, timeless, and marked way down. Check out my fabulous finds:

This 100% cashmere sweater pairs a slim fit with a draped cowl neck for a dramatic silhouette. It would look sleek with trousers or a pencil skirt for work, but it would also pair nicely with slouchy cropped denim for the weekend. It’s available in heather grey (shown) and cream.

Club Monaco Amarynth Cashmere Sweater in Heather Grey

→ Buy the Club Monaco Amarynth Cashmere Sweater, 139.30 (was $249.00), at