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Two BIG Spring Sales this Weekend!

Another weekend, another sale.  Hey, I’m not mad at it!  Two of my favorite stores/brands are currently having awesome sales, so of course I had to share.  First up, we have the Tory Burch Spring Event.  This sale will save you up to 30% OFF your purchase until Monday (4/24) night with promo code: SPRINGEVENT.

Tory Burch is one of my favorite places to buy handbags (midrange price point) and shoes.  Her Miller sandals are literally the only pair of shoes I wore all week last week on vacation.

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Tory Burch Sale Picks

1. Striped Miller Sandals (ordered these last week!)  //  2. Taylor Camera Bag  //  3. Serif Clutch  //  4. Espadrilles  //  5. Taylor Tote  //  6. Miller Wedges  //  7. Miller Blue Sandals  //  8. Kira Crossbody  //  9. Taylor Convertible Fold-Over Crossbody

Next up, we have the Sephora Insider Shopping Event.  This sales event offers up to 15% off site-wide depending whether you are a Beauty Insider or you are VIB/VIB Rouge Member.  For this sale, I’m rounding up my ride or die products.  Most of these picks you’ve heard me praise about a million times.  Now that they’re on sale, it’s the perfect time for you to check out a product (or few) for yourself!

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Sephora Insider Sales Event:

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow:  My go-to for brows.  I love the texture and ease of application (with the right brush).  Watch my full brow tutorial here.
  2. tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara:  My holy grail mascara.  I’ve been using it for awhile now and love to combine it with Revlon or L’Oreal mascara for the perfect fringe.
  3. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder:  Perfect for waking and brightening up tired eyes.  I use this powder in basically every makeup tutorial I film.
  4. Becca Highlighter:  If you want the ultimate highlight that can legit be seen from outer space, then pick this up in “Champagne Pop.”  This highlighter layers beautifully.
  5. NARS Lipgloss:  I haven’t talked about this gloss in a while, but I always have a tube in my collection.  My favorite shade hands-down is “Turkish Delight.”
  6. Benefit Hoola Bronzer:  Another heavy hitter on my YouTube Channel is Hoola Bronzer.  It’s the perfect matte bronzer for contouring.
  7. beautyblender:  Because it’s essential.  Nothing gives a more flawless finish to your face than this magical little sponge.  Care for it properly and it will last you several months.  See my full video on how to use it here.
  8. Iluminage Sleep Mask:  I’ve become so spoiled by this mask because it truly keeps every bit of light out.  It’s essential for every night use, but my sleep life would crumble if I traveled without it!
  9. Clarisonic Mia 2:  I’ve sung the praises of this handy dandy facial brush too many times to count.  My skin depends on the deep clean it provides on my makeup days.
  10. Slip Silk Pillowcase:  This pillowcase is so lush, I bought two.  I swear that I wake up with much better hair because of this case!
  11. Makeup Eraser:  So amazing that I bought several and gave them as gifts.  It truly removes every trace of makeup without pulling or rubbing your skin.
  12. Kat Von D Concealer:  This full coverage concealer is incredible for covering up the darkest of undereye circles.

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13 Current Must Have Beauty Products

I’ve been on the move lately.  Actually, I don’t even know where my home is, we’ve moved that many times.  With all this moving business, I’ve realized that there are some things that I don’t ever leave home (wherever that is) without.  I wanted to share a few of my current must-have, holy grail beauty products.

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  1. beautyblender.  This magic pink sponge has the power to give you a perfectly flawless finish.  I use my beautyblender to apply my liquid, cream and powder face products.  In fact, I filmed a video about my beautyblender and why I love it so much (watch here).  We traveled to Charleston, SC last weekend, and when we arrived I realized that I forgot all of my makeup brushes except my beautyblender.  I somehow managed to do my makeup all three days with only my bb and q-tips, which got me thinking…  Should I film a travel video/challenge on how I do my makeup when I forget my brushes?  Leave a comment and let me know!
  2. Makeup Eraser.  One of my amazing Gorgeous Girls sent me a Makeup Eraser in the mail and it rocked. my. WORLD.  So much so, that I bought one for both my mom and my mother-in-law.  It’s magic, I tell ya.  It somehow manages to remove every bit of dirt and makeup from your face without having to scrub your skin.
  3. Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder.  Before I apply my beloved Hoola Bronzer or tarte Contour Palette, I first apply this setting powder.  It sets your foundation and helps to prevent oxidation throughout the day.
  4. SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense.  Even one year after coming off birth control, I’m still battling acne issues.  My esthetician recommended Blemish Defense and I’ve been using it to spot treat new break outs.  The results have been awesome so far, which meant I just had to share this product with y’all!
  5.  Clarisonic Mia.  I can’t live without my Clarisonic brush.  I use it on the days I wear makeup, after I remove my makeup, for a deep clean.  Just a reminder ladies, the Clarisonic deeps cleans but it does NOT exfoliate (Refinery 29 talks more about it here).  You still should include exfoliation in your skincare regimen.
  6. Sulwhasoo BB Cushion.  I’m a huge fan of BB creams.  I only wear foundation when I have major skin issues or I’m going to be on camera.  BB Creams provide SPF with light coverage while helping to even out your skin tone.
  7. Laneige Lip Mask.  I can’t go to bed at night unless my skin is clean and my face and lips are properly moisturized.  This lip mask keeps my lips feeling hydrated so I wake up to a smooth, fresh smile.
  8. Clarins Restorative Total Eye Concentrate.  If you watched my Beauty Room/Makeup Collection Tour, then you know I have a lot of makeup and beauty products.  It’s very rare for me to finish an entire bottle of something before moving on to something else.  This eye cream made that rare list.  I loved the way it left my eye area feeling hydrated after each use.
  9. Revlon Ultimate All-In-One Mascara.  This mascara is holy grail for me because it lengthens while plumping your lashes.  It helps hold curl but still separates, all while costing less than $10.
  10. Avene Thermal Spring Water.  I keep this mist on hand to set my makeup or spritz my face throughout the day for a makeup refresh.  It’s great for sensitive skin, especially if you’re suffering from irritation.  I also use it to spritz my face after a mask but before further product application to keep my skin hydrated.
  11. Paul Mitchell Curling Wand.  I’ve become so spoiled by this set.  It gets extremely hot, which allows me to curl my hair faster than ever.  It comes with three different barrels to create different styles.
  12. L’Occitane Amande Almond Milk Concentrate.  This moisturizer is luxury in a jar.  Every time I introduce it to someone, they’re blown away by how silky the formula is…  Then how amazing your skin feels after it’s applied.  Bonus: the scent is incredible.
  13. Dove Body Wash.  I hate when I shower, then feel dried out.  I’ve loved Dove products for years (the only bar soap I’ll buy!).  Their body wash helps to keep your skin feeling hydrated and soft even after a super hot shower, like I like to take.  I recently tried their Deep Moisture Shower Foam and absolutely loved it.  It’s a lightweight foam that I use in place of shaving cream, but it still leaves my favorite Dove scent behind.

What are some of your can’t live without beauty products?  C’mon, I know you have some!  Leave them for me in the comments below!

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5 Ways to Become a Boss Babe

Boss Babe, Girl Boss or even Beauty Boss are terms that have recently been all over the internet.  I love that we have the ability nowadays to choose a career path based off of our passions, at least in most cases.  I’ve always had a passion for beauty above all else and chased a dream that has now become Hello Gorgeous.

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How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

As a female entrepreneur, I love working with brands that support female empowerment.  I’ve been a fan of AVON since I was a little girl.  My mom introduced me to AVON’s Skin So Soft as a child, which is one of my earliest beauty memories.  Now AVON has so many incredible products to choose from, such as their ANEW Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme.  I like to use this creme on my face, neck and decollate before applying makeup.  Another awesome Avon product is their True Color Nourishing Lipstick.

One girlfriend that I’ve known forever is my former high school volleyball coach, Katy McDivitt Dietz.  She has been an AVON Representative for 14 years and here’s what she has to say about her own personal history with this amazing company:

I have been selling Avon for 14 years!  I initially came to Avon because my mom, Barbara, also sells Avon…  We are a dynamite duo!  She brought me in under her wing.  I have a team of women under me from all over the United States.  I have stayed with Avon over the years because of my love for not only the great products from eyeliner to a trendy new handbag but because you form relationships with your customers and become part of the their lives.  We are not just neighborhood Avon ladies though, I service customers from all over through my personal website.  Avon is a quality cosmetic at a consumer friendly price.

Personally, I love being aligned with a brand that has such a strong support system in place for women. Avon has been in the business for 130 years, creating opportunities for women to be able to become entrepreneurs and enabling them to go into business for themselves.  Essentially, AVON helped women become Beauty Bosses decades before that term was ever even created.

You know me, I like to look at the definition of a word I’m talking about, and sometimes even formulate my own definition.  So here’s what I found about the word, “Boss.”

Boss:  Excellent; outstanding.  A person who is a leader.

I think it’s fair to deduce that a boss babe would then be someone who inspires other with their work ethic, and outstanding work that they produce.  A boss babe is a leader.  Here are several other ways you can become a Boss Babe:

5 Ways to Become a Boss Babe:

  1. Be comfortable in your own skin.  If you’re uncomfortable with yourself, how do you expect others to also be comfortable with you?
  2. Be confident.  When you know what you are saying or doing is right, then be confident in it.  A strong leader is a confident leader.
  3. Learn time management.  Punctuality is something so important in the business world and so is effective management of your day.  You only have 24 hours in one day, just like everyone else.  Yet true Boss Babes know how to get more done in 8 hours than some of us can accomplish in a week.  Effective time management consists of proper scheduling as well as delegation.
  4. Learn the art of sincere praise.  Positive feedback will earn more respect than almost anything, but only if it’s sincere.  Learning to praise others for things you sincerely admire will not only have a positive effect on the other party, but it will open the gates of communication.
  5. Dress the part.  If you want to be taken seriously, you need to appear put together.  Putting forth effort in your appearance will only benefit you.

Are you your own boss babe?  I believe you can be a boss and not own your own company.  In my opinion, being a boss is a mindset, or maybe even a lifestyle.  It’s how you choose to present yourself both professionally and personally.  It’s how you treat others.  It’s who you are as a person.

Leave a comment below with your aspirations on becoming a Boss Babe.  And if you’ve already achieved that goal, leave some tips you’d like to share with your fellow Gorgeous Girls.

Photos by Kara Coleen Photography.

Thank you to Avon for partnering with me to create this post.

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