Attention Southern CA Locals…Weekend Musings and New Products in My Arsenal!

Above: The latest creation from Seth Wegter Bags…The Hayworth.
It’s Friday and the weekend is upon us…what a whirlwind that was!  I hope you’ve had a chance to watch my August Favorites Video.  If you haven’t yet, grab a snack and plan for a twenty minute excursion into all things beauty and skincare related ; ) This post covers a bit of this and that…beginning with an unmissible weekend event and closing with a preview of a few new beauty items in my life.
Kindly scroll on for all the details as well as the Bottom Line…
Above: Come to the Seal Beach Pier this weekend…it would be marvelous to see you! 
If you are a Southern California local (or happen to be in the area this weekend), consider yourself cordially invited to the Seal Beach Arts and Crafts Festival.  My brother, Seth Wegter, makes handcrafted bags and accessories of incredible quality and creativity and he will be having a booth there all weekend (see details on the image above).  This free event, which is held on either side of the Seal Beach Pier, is always a brilliant way to enjoy the last bit of summer; I will be there helping him all weekend and implore you to stop by and say hello if you are so inclined!  
Above: So much Charlotte Tilbury brilliance nestled in a single box.
Next up, I just received my initial (yes, there shall be more!) Charlotte Tilbury order from Net-A-Porter.  Although I haven’t had the chance to properly photograph everything yet, the shiny mahogany boxes are eye candy of their own, no?  I already adore the Bronze and Glow (thoroughly discussed HERE) and am beyond thrilled by its newfound accessibility in the US. The line (also available at Nordstrom and has a full spectrum of products…from eyeshadow and mascara to lipstick and powder, it’s all really quite lovely.  I picked up:

Above: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre Gloss in Seduction (a creamy light beige) and Portobello Girl (a sheer baby pink).
I also have my eye on the Wonderglow, Magic Cream, Cheek to Chic Swish and Pop Blush in First Love and, of course, the Light Wonder Foundation. I highly recommend taking a peek at Nordstrom and Net-A-Porter (free shipping…my order, beautifully wrapped, arrived in two days!) while both sites still have stock (it’s been selling like crazy).  Can’t wait to hear what you choose!
Above: LVX Nail Lacquer in Laguna.
If you have been a long time reader of Beauty Professor, then you know that I rarely paint my nails and if I do, it is usually some hue of nude.  That being said, I recently tried the LVX Nail Lacquer in Laguna…a creamy, pigmented soft turquoise that is unlike anything I own to date.  Even though it is totally outside of my comfort zone, I have been duly amused by the adventure of wearing this gorgeous formula ( the past couple of days.  Thoughts?
Above: Wearing the Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint in Golden.
Finally, I’ve been experimenting with the Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint (currently available at Sephora).  Chock full of beneficial, anti-aging ingredients, this new formula features medium to full coverage with an ultra light finish and marvelous wear time.  My shade is Golden, which works for my currently NC 25-27 skin.  Swatches and review in the very near future! 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this post and would LOVE to see you at my brother’s booth at the Seal Beach Arts and Crafts Festival...please stop by if you can!  Also, do leave me a comment letting me know what Charlotte Tilbury products you’ve already procured or which ones you have your eye on.  Let the discussion commence! 
xoxo and much more soon,
–The Beauty Professor

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Comments (11)

  • Shireen L. Platt Reply

    Wow, you're absolutely stunning in the first picture and I am having a serious Charlotte Tilbury envy here!

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    September 5, 2014 at 11:58 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Shireen…thank you so much! My brother took it! Yes, it seems that the beauty community is abuzz with Charlotte Tilbury love. Such an incredible line!

      xoxo and have a wonderful weekend,

      –The Beauty Professor

      September 6, 2014 at 5:29 am
  • catarina Reply

    Hi Rachel! Love the Hayworth bag,it´s great.
    I would love that you make more OTD, because I loooove your style, your outfits.Please post more of your clothes, or maybe do videos with your summer favorites peaces, or month favorites, I would love that!
    Rachel please tell me, did you ever tried Becca lipglosses? Are they too shiny? I was thinking of trying one , the coconut ice, but I don´t know how it is…but it looks like a peachy/pink shade…

    September 5, 2014 at 9:54 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Catarina!

      Thank you! My brother is so talented, no? Thank you for your OTD request…it has been on my "to do" list ot generate them more regularly and I appreciate your enthusiasm regarding me posting them. In response to your question, I have tried the Becca gloss…it is lovely and fairly sheer but moisturizing. Coconut Ice was a past favorite of mine…it is a light peachy pink nude : )


      –The Beauty Professor

      September 6, 2014 at 5:31 am
  • Lynn127 Reply

    Hi BP so excited, I ordered the CT wonderglow and lip cheat in nude. I really want her foundation but not sure what shade. Called nordstrom beauty specialist but they havent been trained yet on the line. in 2 weeks they will but Im afraid to wait…it may sellout! I tried to see some swatches online & am leaning toward #4 but still unsure. What shade do u think u may be. I want everything in her line!! Hope u had a fun weekend with your brother. xoxo

    September 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm
  • Lynn127 Reply

    Hello again, well on this lazy sunday I couldnt help but order more charlotte tilbury! I ordered 3 items that are pre-ordered & should, come in around 9/19. I'm trying #5 & 6 in foundation, the magic cream & the blush in ecstasy which isn't on pre-order. I figure if both foundations don't work, Nordstrom has such a great return policy that I will take back & try #4! Can't wait for your reviews. Something tells me this line will be fabulous. xoxo

    September 8, 2014 at 12:01 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello dear Lynn!

      Hope your week has been going well…the weekend is almost here! My CT Wonderglow and Ecstacy blush have just arrived…cannot wait to play with it. The foundation in #6 is on its way, slated to arrive later this month along with the Magic Cream…great minds think alike ; )

      I am loving the powder from her line as well…truly in my top three these days!

      xoxo and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      September 12, 2014 at 1:55 am
    • Lynn127 Reply

      Hi B.P, great minds do think alike indeed. First we both picked up the HG child. Now our CT orders are almost identical. Tonite my CT wonderglow, lip cheat liner and ecstasy blush came in. The wonderglow seems, well wonderful. Cant wait to add it in my foundation in the a.m. The blush & pencil are great & I will test their longetivty in the salon tmrw. Cant wait for the fondation and magic cream…next up..the powder!! I know you have some beauty events this weekend but I hope you find some time to relax. Thankyou for answering the posts with your busy work schedule in full swing. xoxo

      September 12, 2014 at 4:32 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Isn't that wild?? I am loving the Wonderglow…it is radiant yet holds up well and it sounds like it definitely passed your "long day at the salon" test. Magnifique!

      Thanks for being such a lovely friend…hope your week has been wonderful.

      xx and talk soon!

      –The Beauty Professor

      September 18, 2014 at 6:45 am
  • michelle Reply

    Hi-I was wondering if you ever did a write up on the HG tinted moisturizer? Can you direct me there or let me know if that is slated to come? TIA!

    October 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for your question…the post is almost finished and should be live in the next couple of days!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 16, 2014 at 1:06 am

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