Weekend Sales, Coastal Road Trip Mini Recap + Summer Foundation Rundown on the Neiman Marcus Blog!

Happy cusp of the weekend to you! What are your plans?  After an intense month of traveling, I am so excited to settle in for the month of July.  In honor of the holiday, this post is dedicated to the abundance of weekend sales (with my suggestions!), a quick recap of my latest roadtrip and an overview of my latest story–all about summertime foundations–for the Neiman Marcus Blog.

Kindly scroll on for more details, images and links to reviews as well as the Bottom Line…

Running with Jasper and Jethro (metaphorically, that is) to the sales that abound online this weekend.
// The SALES //

The holiday weekend is rife with sales on clothes that you can wear immediately…here are some of the deals in which I will be indulging this weekend:

  • Beauty Bits: I’ll also be picking up a couple of new Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blushes and the Tom Ford Orchid Soleil…also, if you haven’t yet taken a peek, I implore you to consider procuring the recently-released Wayne Goss Air-Brush (reviewed HERE).  At $35, it is luxuriously affordable and its buffing capabilities are insane…I am truly enjoying how well this seamlessly blends bronzer and highlighter.  It’s simply exquisite. 
Leaving our hotel in San Simeon to meet the guys at their campsite. **Makeup details below.
// The ROADTRIP //

**Makeup details in the above image as follows: *Surratt Beauty Surreal Skin Foundation #9 (reviewed HERE), By Terry Sun Designer Palette in #02 (reviewed HERE), *Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop (reviewed HERE) applied with the *Wayne Goss Air-Brush (reviewed HERE), Gucci Magnetic eye Duo in Primrose (reviewed HERE) and *Sisley Phyto Lip Twist in #10 Sugar (a perfectly opaque, shiny cool baby pink that is always in my purse).  This combination lasted for 10+ hours and effortlessly took me (and my mom!) through the trip.

This past week, my mom and I took the pups up the coast of CA to meet my husband, dad and brother at their campsite near Big Sur where they had been kayak fishing for a few days prior.  
We had such a fun round of family time, disconnecting from technology (no cell signal or WiFi for miles on end) and enjoying the bounty of nature, nestled on the Pacific Ocean.  Here are a few snapshots from the trip…

At Limekiln beach…unspoiled nature at its best. 
Our tent…that’s my new golden sleeping bag on the right…super warm yet light. 

On a rock with Jethro as the tide began to rise…my brother captured this moment! 
Finally, for my most recent article for the Neiman Marcus blog (which can be read in its entirety HERE), I highlighted 10 foundation formulas that hold up incredibly well in summertime weather.  They are:
  1. *Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation (reviewed HERE)
  2. Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation (reviewed HERE)
  3. *Le Metier de Beaute Afterglow Foundation (reviewed HERE)
  4. *Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Radiant Cushion Stick (review forthcoming)
  5. *Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation (reviewed HERE)
  6. *La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation (reviewed HERE)
  7. *Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation (reviewed HERE)
  8. *Sisley-Paris Tinted Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 (reviewed HERE)
  9. La Mer The Reparative Skintint SPF 30 (reviewed HERE)
  10. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion SPF 50+ (reviewed HERE)

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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this triad of focuses…sometimes diversifying is the best way to communicate what’s on one’s mind ; )
In summary, I have 3 questions for you:
(1) Which weekend sales are catching your eye?
(2) What trips have you or will you be taking this summer?
(3) Are you wearing foundation this summer?  If so, which formula are you currently loving?
Do tell!
Good things ahead, including a preview of the coveted Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips, the Marc Jacobs Airblush and a host of new product procurements…cannot wait to share.
Have a beautiful weekend…xx,
–The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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Comments (13)

  • mark your spot Reply

    what lipstick do you have on in the photo with your mom (who is beautiful!!)?

    July 2, 2016 at 3:52 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks for asking and also for your kind words about my mom…I agree! I just updated the makeup details for that image…I have the Sisley Phyto Lip Twist in Sugar on the lips; it's a favorite!


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 2, 2016 at 7:31 am
  • Anonymous Reply

    Also please let us know the specific foundation you're wearing! Gorgeous!

    July 2, 2016 at 4:36 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      It's the Surratt Surreal Skin Foundation Wand in #9…a great match for my light olive skin and the formula wears flawlessly for hours on end. Updated links to both my review and the product itself right below the image now!


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 2, 2016 at 7:33 am
  • LeahC Reply

    I am also loving the Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm this summer! I am an opera singer performing at an outdoor festival in the HEAT and it stays all day through my sweat and makes my skin feel nourished and wonderful!! Dying to try the Tom Ford one though…maybe this winter! Also, thanks for turning me on to Surratt beauty! Obsessed!!!

    July 2, 2016 at 5:31 pm
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    Love hearing about the products you've been using and enjoying this summer, Leah…thanks for sharing! How amazing that you are an opera singer as well! I now have the Trish McEvoy BB on my radar and yes, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Tom Ford and Surratt Beauty…glad you're as obsessed as I am ; )


    –The Beauty Professor

    July 2, 2016 at 10:05 pm
  • Kainita Reply

    Hi BP,

    Happy 4th of July weekend to you and your family! I hope that you have some nice festivities planned. You've posted some lovely photos of your trip away to CA with lots of glorious sun shining!

    It is winter here in Australia so I'm wearing lots of moisturizing products to assist with maintaining a little glow and for much needed hydration. I am loving the Josie Maran Vibrancy Fluid Foundation with argan oil, as it offers a real skin finish, good lasting power and wears beautifully on the skin. It's become a real favorite!

    July 3, 2016 at 4:28 am
  • Sunnykm Reply

    Hi BP Great looking girls you and your mom!

    Sales I am shopping this weekend include a surprise flash sale at Boxy Girl, I bought the Lucite make up organizer (without lid) that I have had my eye on for a while. Regular $199 on sale for $69! It is a beautiful!

    cheers to a long weekend!


    July 4, 2016 at 12:58 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello dear Karen!

      Thank you from both of us ; )

      That is fantastic news…so glad you got a wonderful deal on Boxy Girl…their boxes are marvelous!

      XOXO and speak soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      August 18, 2016 at 11:57 pm
  • Suzy Reply

    Hi BP – Each of the images in this post is more beautiful than the last! Looks like you had a wonderful time with your lovely family. I wanted to thank you for the summertime foundation update. I've just ordered Future Skin on the strength of your recommendation.

    I'm so looking forward to hearing your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks, as well as your thoughts on the new Marc Jacobs Air Blush. Best wishes for a happy and healthy July! xo Suzy

    July 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Wow…thank you so much! What an amazing compliment. I am so glad you picked up Future Skin and hope you're loving it!

      Hope your summer has been incredible…much love to you!


      –The Beauty Professor

      August 18, 2016 at 11:56 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    I love your posts! What are the black sneakers that you are wearing in the pic with the dogs?

    July 7, 2016 at 4:36 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks, Jennifer…they are by a brand called Supra!


      –The Beauty Professor

      August 18, 2016 at 11:56 pm

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