Italist Deals

FullSizeRenderItalist is one of my favorite sites to hunt around on!  They have some amazing deals!  New items are added all the time. It’s worth checking back frequently. I was lucky to grab this Valentino camera bag for $489 and retail is $1345!  They are still shipping and I received this bag in 4 days.  Here are some of my picks from today:

 

Selfridge’s Price Advantages!

IMG_7160Selfridge’s has some great price advantages right now!  They are a department store in London that often has lower retail prices than US.  It has been there since 1909 and has an amazing story and history behind it.  Just in case you need a new show to watch, I loved the Mr. Selfridge TV series with Jeremy Piven. Back to the deals!  This Gucci Disco bag is a great deal for $800, and this new season Gucci Marmont canvas bag for $745!  You do pay $30 for shipping, but the trade off is no tax!  Selfridge’s includes all duties and taxes at checkout, so there will be no surprises at delivery.  They have women’s, men’s, and kid’s items.

 

Sephora Finds!

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Thank you Sephora and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post! All picks are my own.

Sephora has all my favorite beauty products in one place! I am a huge fan of the Sephora Collection brand and use their cream lip stain and waterproof eyeliner daily. The quality and price points are amazing!  If you aren’t using a make-up setting spray you should!  It makes a big difference in how long your makeup lasts and the Urban Decay All Nighter is my favorite. I try to stretch washing my hair out as long as possible, and Living Proof Perfect Hair Day dry shampoo does the trick. It’s the best dry shampoo I have found.

Right now, for a limited time, Sephora is offering free shipping on all orders in the US and CA with code FREESHIP. No minimum purchase required. Make sure to sign up for their Beauty Insider program as well to earn points with every purchase!


 

INTERMIX 25% OFF!

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This post is sponsored by INTERMIX and ShopStyle.

INTERMIX has long been a favorite site of mine!  They are currently having 25% off everything!  They have designer exclusives as well as their own INTERMIX collection.  I have a slight obsession with white poplin shirts and I love this INTERMIX one! The quality and fit are perfect! It can be styled so many ways.

Use my code LUXEHUNT15 to get 15% off full-priced items through 4/30 (exclusions apply). INTERMIX also offers free shipping and returns! I’m ready for spring and here are a few of my top picks from the sale.


 

 

 

How the remove/apply gel polish

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I’ve been doing my own gel nails at home for awhile now. Saves money and time for me. I can do it when I’m home and kids are asleep.  One less thing to try and squeeze in during the day.  I watch my shows and do my nails. I have tried lots of UV gel polishes on Amazon and Ulta, and Sally Hansen UV is my favorite. Brush is smaller and easier to control, and the pigment is better. Make sure it’s the UV gel polish and not regular gel polish.  I do love that one too as a regular polish sometimes to give my nails a break.  I also added my favorite foot callus remover.  Trust me it’s a game changer and doesn’t cut you! I don’t use the Sally Hansen light, I bought a different one, that one seemed a little small for me. These are the steps and products I use below.

To remove UV gel polish:

  1. File top layer of polish to allow remover to soak in.
  2. Soak cotton ball in acetone and put on nail, wrap in foil to hold in place.
  3. Wait about 10 min. I like to heat with blow dryer it helps.
  4. Pull off foil trying to pull polish off. Remove with scraper tool what didn’t come off.

To apply UV gel polish:

  1. Do manicure. Cut cuticle, cut and file nails, and buff them to make a little grit.
  2. This step is vital and nail polish won’t work without it. If you read reviews that the polish doesn’t stay and chips, its most likely because this step was missed.  Wipe nail with alcohol or cleansing wipes. Then you HAVE to use some kind of bond primer. Just a swipe on each nail. Let dry for a few seconds.
  3. Apply UV base coat and put under UV light for at least 60 seconds. Make sure you don’t touch cuticle or sides of skin.  They will lift and peel off.  This does take practice.
  4. Apply a layer of UV color polish and put under light for at least 60 seconds. Repeat with a second coat and cure under light again.
  5. Apply UV top coat and cure for 90 seconds with UV light.
  6. Wipe with alcohol or cleaning wipe to remove sticky residue.
  7. I like to apply cuticle oil and rub in

SSENSE 20% off entire site!!

In these unprecedented times retail is hit hard!  We are seeing sales that never happen.  SSENSE has put their entire site 20% off with code SHOP20!! Only for US, and only a few brand exclusions including Gucci, Moncler, Golden Goose, Loewe, and Stone Island.  Even though Gucci is excluded they still have some great prices on some things including these classic men’s Ace and these pool slides for $150! Here are some of my picks:


 

Spring/Summer Deals

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Paid $186 retail $425

Some good sales today to stock up on spring/summer items.  Matches Fashion is having an extra 20% off sale items with code EXTRA20.  Some good swim and dress deals.  The Outnet has up to 90% off!  Some great deals if you hunt around.  I found these Valentino Rockstud bow jellies below retail.  Silver are $232 and black/nude are $330 (no tax/duties.)  Retail is $425.

 

25% off Current Season!

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New day, new sale!  Tessabit is having 25% off select current season items! All duties and taxes are included in the prices shown, making the deals even better!   Only items in this link are included. Use code DEALMOON25XT.  They have men’s sale items here.  Tessabit is a family run chain of 14 boutiques in Italy.  Everything they sell is authentic.  Some of the best deals come from small boutiques throughout Europe. Here are some of my picks from the sale: