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Shopbop Sale + Black Friday Sales!

It’s back and bigger than ever — the Shopbop sale! The more you spend, the more you save with code GOBIG16!

-Spend $200+, get 15% off
-Spend $500+, get 20% off
-Spend $800+, get 25% off

The sale ends November 28th at 11:59pm PT. So don’t wait and get that Christmas shopping list marked off before the craziness and chaos! I picked my favorites from Shopbop that I would purchase to take advantage of the sale. Usually when I see a sale like this I think two things:

  1. Buy the expensive items I wouldn’t normally buy unless they were on sale and
  2. Buy lots of smaller priced items to take care of the majority of my shopping list

So whichever it is for you, don’t wait to take advantage of this sale! Even if it’s just to treat yo self with a new bag for all your handwork this past year! If you take advantage of this sale, comment down below and let me know what you picked up!






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30% off site wide & in store with code: THANKFUL30

30% off purchases with code: THANKS30

50% off site wide!

20% off ALL products & FREE makeup bag AND lipstick holder with any purchase of makeup GLAMbox with code: BF2016

Henri Bendel
Up to 30% off!

40% off your entire purchase with code: HOLIDAY

Kate Spade
Surprise sale up to 75% off here!

Tory Burch
30% off purchases of $250 or more with code: THANKS signature

Sephora Holiday Gift Guide | Under $50

Sephora Holiday Gift Guide 2016 |

Sephora Holiday Gift Guide 2016 |

Sephora Holiday Gift Guide 2016 |

Sephora Holiday Gift Guide 2016 |

Sephora Holiday Gift Guide 2016 |

Sephora Holiday Gift Guide 2016 |

I don’t know about you, but I could spend my entire life savings at Sephora. Okay, that’s a bit much. But Lord knows, I could do some damage in there. I always love to receive thoughtful gifts from friends and family, especially if it’s a Sephora holiday gift set. I also LOVE mini versions. Mini diet cokes = love. Mini puppies = love. Mini tabasco = want it, and I don’t even eat tobasco. Mini products = love. Catch my drift? Anything that is normally big, and they make it in a small, tiny size… I want it.

I digress… every time the holidays come around I look forward to seeing all the gift sets Sephora comes out with. I buy gift sets all year round, honestly. But I feel like during the holidays brands put extra effort into their gift sets, and more brands make gift sets that wouldn’t normally. They are also such a good deal! Some gift sets include full sized products, along with bonuses or extras for the same price if not cheaper than the full sized product alone.

I also like to try new products, which gift sets are a super convenient way of doing just that! Often brands will combine some of their best sellers into one gift set, so you get to try the best of the best from that brand with ONE purchase. I mean, come on… WINNING!

I’ve included some of the Sephora holiday gift sets I picked up within the last couple of weeks. Which by the way are all UNDER $50! Can we take a moment to appreciate that, please? I also included other gift sets that I didn’t pick up, but totally would if I could afford it. Let’s be real. There’s something in this gift guide for all the ladies in your life. Something for the makeup lover, the skincare lover, fragrance lover, mask lover, and the haircare lover. Happy shopping lovelies!


Click the links below to shop!


Shop my Sephora Gift Sets:

Sephora Holiday Gift Guide 2016 |

ONE: tarte Radiance Ritual Travel Set

TWO: Elizabeth and James Find Your Nirvana Rollerball Set

THREE: Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set

FOUR: Sephora Collection Face Mask Set


Shop other Sephora Gift Sets:

Sephora Holiday Gift Guide 2016 |

FIVE: Caudalie Favorites

SIX: beauty blender + Too Faced Holiday Kit

SEVEN: Too Faced Liquified Lipstick Set

EIGHT: Dr. Jart+ Masking All The Way

NINE: Ouai Style Edit Set

TEN: NEST Eau de Parfum Collection

ELEVEN: Bumble and bumble Favorites

EVER Skincare Hoopla 2016

EVER Skincare | grace & whim

As some of you might know, I was in San Francisco last weekend for something called “Hoopla.” Long story short, Hoopla is what the Stella & Dot Family of Brands calls their weekend conference. This past weekend I was at a conference for EVER Skincare. What some of you might not know is that Stella & Dot has a sister company called EVER. I became a part of EVER Skincare within the first year of it’s existence. We are less than two years old, and we are already disrupting the beauty industry. Our fantastic peel pads have just won Allure’s Best of Beauty for the second year in a row! The first two years of EVER’s existence! I could not be more excited about what is to come for EVER Skincare as a company, and for the effect it will have on thousands and even millions of women’s lives. Personally, I joined EVER because I 1) needed new skincare products, 2) whole heartedly believed in their mission and commitment to only include good-for-you products that deliver incredible results, and 3) I thrive in jobs that aren’t confined to other people’s rules and schedules. EVER gives me that financial freedom and the flexibility to work my business wherever I am and whenever I want.

Allure Best of Beauty Award EVER Skincare | grace & whim

Coming back to Houston, reality, and humidity was really hard. Not to mention it was really difficult to process everything that I had heard, learned and felt. It has taken me this long to sit down and try and gather my thoughts to share with y’all. Over the weekend I sat in a room with 200 other specialist who started out just like me. The positivity and inspiration in the room was palpable. It’s an amazing site to see that many women (and a few good men) believing in each other and lifting each other up.

We heard from Christin Powell who was the co-founder of Juice Beauty and the product developer for Perricone MD. Christin explained that it takes 12-18 months of development, formulation, and product testing to complete all of our botanically derived products. She was very transparent about the lengthy process creating products that delivers clinical grade results without adding in harsh preservatives or chemicals. We met the hilarious Leslie Blodgett, who has been at the start of billion dollar companies, founded BareMinerals, and believed in EVER so much that she’s also an investor in the company! Let’s not forget she rapped about EVER Skincare… Hamilton style. We welcomed Ani Hadjinian, who left what she thought was her dream job. Ani was the General Manager of Bobbi Brown, and moved across the country to join our conscious beauty movement. New Yorkers don’t move away from New York, much less clear across the country unless it’s for something huge.

We heard from the ever inspiring Mike Lohner, who never ceases to re-instill belief in myself. One of my favorite quotes from Mike’s talk was, “You have everything you need, you just have to unleash it.” Last but not least, Jessica Herrin. Jessica is our fearless leader, CEO, mother figure, and friend. She truly believes in each and everyone of us without hesitation. I knew I would be silly not to jump on this ground breaking, ground level opportunity that is EVER Skincare. The excitement I have when I think about the difference EVER is going to make leaves me with goosebumps.


Stay tuned for a full post on the regimen, and the two new products that are live now!

Skin Quiz EVER Skincare | grace & whim

In the meantime feel free to take our new Skin Quiz! This skin quiz will help you address your skin concerns, and help you customize the regimen to fit your needs. If you have ANY questions, please contact me! If you are at all curious about the opportunity to be a part of EVER Skincare, let’s chat! I am so excited to grow my team and share my passion of helping women embrace their beauty by being confident in their own skin.


Wishlist Wednesday | 8/17/16


Happy hump day! Welcome to my first post in my Wishlist Wednesday series! I’m super excited about this series, because I ALWAYS online window shop. Like way too often… it’s a problem. But that means I always have things on my wishlist, and now I get to share them with you.


This Wednesday I’m focusing on beauty products I’m dying to try!


Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick – Crush

NAILS INC. Gel Effect Nail Polish – Mayfair Lane

TOM FORD Soleil Blanc

BECCA Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection – Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duo – Prosecco Pop/ Amaretto

Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1

MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face & Body Foundation

If you tried any of the items on my Wednesday Wishlist, comment below and convince me to get them! 😉 Also, leave me a comment of any suggestions of future categories you want to see on my Wednesday Wishlist!

#NSale 2016 | Beauty Picks

If there are two things I love in the same sentence, it’s “beauty” and “sale.” I could deplete the entirety of my savings account in Sephora, so when I get the chance to purchase beauty products on sale… I’m all over it. You girls know how rare it is for beauty products to go on sale… And friends let me tell you, there are some great deals going on right now at Nordstrom. If you don’t already know, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming to an end in two days (prices go back up on August 8th). I have gone through every beauty item they have on sale, and picked out my favorites for you!

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