Nordstrom Sale Beauty Buys

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The Nordstrom sale is in full effect and I have already added a couple of clothing  and shoe items to my shopping cart (I bought this and this).

Today I want to talk about the great beauty exclusives that Nordstrom is offering during their anniversary sale. They have some awesome buys. If you are low on makeup, skincare, or even nail polish their beauty exclusives are for you. I have been eying this skin cleansing system (here) for a while and it is at a great price. I may just have to indulge myself since it helps exfoliate and combat the dry skin problem that I am currently having. If you are looking to add new makeup to your collection I would suggest this and this, which are both reasonable prices. This palette here offers a highlighter, bronzer, and a blush all in one. Since fall and winter are around the corner, which means drier skin, may I suggest stocking up on this, for full body hydration. If you are a fan of microderm techniques for the skin try doing it yourself with this product here.

What items from the sale will you be adding to your cart? I am interested to know your favorite beauty buys.  Shop the rest of mine below.
XoXo
Alli

Makeup Monday: Drug Store Beauty Buys

                       
                         Eyeliner | Lipstick | Mascara | Brow Gel | Foundation | Contour | Setting Spray

Happy Monday! Or Makeup Monday, that is! We all have  tried many different drugstore products, some good and some bad, but it is hard to figure out which ones are worth the money. I have rounded up some of my favorites that will not break the banking and work as good as many expensive department store brands in the YouTube video below (or find it here). What are some of your favorite drugstore products? I am always looking for new ones to try. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. Hope you enjoy! 
XoXo
Alli

Nordstrom Sale

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is well underway, opening to the public yesterday 7/22 and continuing through 8/8. Check out the sale here.
I plan on adding this dress here to my collection, which will be great for social functions or date night. These over the knee boots (find them here) are on sale for under $110. This tunic goes well with skinny jeans (I like these) or even a good pair of leggings (here). I will also be adding these flats here to my closet which are great for Fall.  I love this topper, but have not put it in my cart yet. What will you be adding to your wardrobe during the Nordstrom sale? Shop the rest of my favorites below.

XoXo
Alli

Instagram Roundup 7/21

                       
It has been awhile since I did an Instagram roundup. So below I have linked details to many of my favorites outfits seen on the blog and social media in the past couple weeks. Hope you are having a good week. Stay stylish!
XoXo
Alli 

          
                         

                                     
        Shirt | Jeans | Wedges | Sunglasses | Clutch (similar) | Jewelry (NecklaceEarringsWatch
                           

                         
Skirt (similarsimilar) | Shirt (Similar) | Belt (similar) | Wedges | Jewelry (EarringsWatchNecklace
Clutch (similar) | Sunglasses | Nails 
                            

               
Shorts | Top | Handbag | Jewelry (earringswatchbracelet) | Sandals (similar) | Lipstick | Nails | Sunnies 
                        

                                        

                                             Dress | Shoes | Handbag | Nails | Watch | Necklace 

Beauty Lally

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Happy Tuesday! If you are a makeup junkie like me than you love great makeup brushes because they make applying makeup that much easier.

I have found some great brushes that will not break the bank. Beauty Lally’s 10 piece brush set (found here) is under $30. This set of brushes is great for someone who is just starting to get into makeup or for the experienced makeup enthusiast. The brushes are made well, easy to grip and use, and very soft and gentle against your skin. They come packaged in an awesome makeup case, which makes them travel friendly and protects them against unwanted makeup or products getting on them. The brushes and case are the perfect size because they are not too heavy and do not take up a lot of room. Beauty Lally also sends a mirror compact with your order, which is perfect for checking your makeup on the go.

Shop some of my favorite makeup products I have linked and check out my YouTube video on the ten different Beauty Lally Brushes (or click here) and what each brush is used for below. Hope you enjoy!
XoXo
Alli

                                       

                         
Brushes c/o Beauty Lally

7/18 Giveaway

                    
A group of bloggers have teamed up to give you another great giveaway.

Enter below for a chance to win a MacBook Air and a Kate Spade tote. The duration of the giveaway extends from July 18th through August 1, 2016. The more bloggers you follow the more chances you have to win. Good Luck!

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Summer Nails

                    
                                                 Nail color: Base (here) Sparkle (here)
Summer time is for bright nails, sun dresses, and cocktails on the patio. Who is with me?

I love to use the summer as a time to be creative with my nails. It is a way to add color to an  otherwise boring outfit. It is also a way to express yourself creatively. Manicures and pedicures are great, but sometimes it is fun to do your own at home. In the summer I tend to go with bright colors, such as this one, and this one. If you follow me on social media you know my favorite color to wear at anytime of the year is this one here. What are your go to nail colors? Shop the rest of mine below.

XoXo
Alli
                                                        Nail Color: Base (here) Sparkle (here)
                             

This post was made in collaboration with Walgreen’s beauty

YouTube

I started a YouTube channel obviously named Absolutely Alli (find it here).

I plan to use YouTube to focus on fashion, style, product reviews, traveling, and many other fun things. Hopefully you will follow along and subscribe to my channel.

XoXo
Alli

Palms Dress

 Since I cannot be on an island the whole summer, I decided to just look like I was on the island.

This dress (here) which is a summer favorite, has a matching jumpsuit (found it here), both are almost sold out, so here are two similar alternatives here and here. It is light weight, fun and flirty. Great for a summer outdoors wedding, dinner on the beach, or date night with that special someone. I paired the dress with cage sandals (found here), one of my favorite designer handbags (here), and a bold green beaded necklace (similar here).

My cute braidband (found here) is from Justbraydz by Chaya. check out her intsagram and her website. She does awesome braided headbands and undetectable extensions that match your natural hair color. Her pieces take your hair from boring to fabulous. I definitely got many compliments on my wreath headband.

The wood watch that I am sporting in the pictures below is from JORD Wood Watches. Find the exact one here. All their women’s watches can be found at this link. These stylish watches have been seen all over social media. This uniquely designed timepiece goes with almost any outfit. If you want to add one to you collection here is your chance. JORD Wood Watches is giving my followers a chance to win a $75 voucher towards one of their awesome watches. All you have to do is click this link here, and then enter your name and email address. Everyone who enters will receive a $20 voucher. It’s a Win Win if you ask me. Contest ends July 29th winner will be notified via email. Good luck! 


XoXo
Alli

Headband c/o Justbraydz by Chaya. check out her intsagram and her website
Watch c/o JORD Wood Watches here

Splurge vs. Save

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Do not get me wrong! I love expensive bags and shoes as much as the next fashionista, but sometimes it is just not in the budget to spend an exorbitant amount of money on frivolous items. No worries because I have rounded up some stylish money savers that look just like the real thing.

This bag here, which is under $25, is a great alternative for similar expensive handbags (here and here).  These coveted wedges (found here) have been all over social media. Well you do not have to break the bank to be stylish, these look a like wedges (here) are under $35. Espadrilles have been all the rage lately. These cute ones here are under $30, which are similar to these more expensive ones found here.
What are some of your saves? Shop the rest of mine below.

XoXo
Alli