What you Need This August

Summer is in full swing. Lots of fun pool parties, dining al fresco, weekends at the beach. Its my favorite season and I  am never ready for it to be over.

Although most schools here in Arizona are already back, my son starts back on Monday and I am so sad! All the other moms are always high fiving when the kids go back to school, and I am the one in the corner trying hard not to cry. I’ve been running around getting all the back to school prepping done, while organizing magazine shoots, teaching a pro makeup artistry class and prepping for some more international travel. Suffice to say it has been a busy month so far!

With my crazy schedule I hardly ever get to go to the mall or go to brick and mortar stores. I do my shopping online.

This month’s coveted list is based on items in my online shopping carts – my visual wish list!

 

The Rebecca Minkoff Cross Body Saddle Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Cross Body Saddle Bag

I love this bag. it reminds me of the (out-of-my-price-range) Chloe Marcie bag. The Rebecca Minkoff Cross Body Saddle Bag comes in 2 sizes, the small vanity and the regular/large size. I love the shape, I love the length that it hangs to when just worn on the shoulder, and for travel I just love that it works worn cross body. Plenty of long strapped bags don’t work when you wear them as a cross body bag. The bulk of the bag hits at the wrong place and suddenly your hips look thick or your waist looks boxy. This bag fits the body perfectly when worn cross body and also when worn just hanging from the shoulder.

I’m getting the large size, so that I can fit my glasses, camera, phone etc. I always seem to drag around far more stuff in my handbag than most people.

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag

Another Minkoff bag that is worth looking at is the Mini Mac bag. When I travel I see this bag everywhere. It too work perfectly as a cross body bag, making it the perfect travel handbag. Both bags come in a variety of colors, so you have lots of choices to take you across all seasons.

Available online at Bloomingdales.com

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

Every celebrity’s favorite skin care product! SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence is the perfect rescue product for the end of summer . It’s actually ideal for any time of year. This clear liquid is super rich in vitamins, amino acids, organic acids and minerals. It penetrates the skin far deeper than a moisturizer can, and goes to work hydrating, smoothing, clearing, and giving you an unparalleled radiance.

But don’t just take my word for it – see some of the celebs who swear by SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and read some of the very powerful customer reviews of the product here.

Charlotte Tilbury Bar Of Gold

Charlotte Tilbury Bar Of Gold

I find most highlighters to be too shimmery. When you see something frosty and flickery on the cheek bone it just looks plain crazy, and as far as I’m concerned it distracts instead of enhances. Charlotte Tillbury Bar Of Gold gives a very controllable glow to the skin. You can work magic with the cheekbones using the Bar of Gold. As we move into fall it is absolutely delicious on candlelit evenings. I like using it on the eye too, either to wake up the inner corner or to create a gorgeous golden glow. The Charlotte Tilbury Bar Of Gold sells out all the time so you need to buy it when you see it. You can find it online at CharlotteTilbury.com

The Away Medium Suitcase

Away Travel Medium Suitcase Sand

Away luggage is the most chic thing to carry at the moment! I am in the market for a new suitcase right now, and this is the one I want. It is my most coveted thing –  look at it online everyday. The Away Traveler poly-carbonate shell is unbreakable, it is scratchproof and scuff marks wipe right off, (so it always looks chic), there is magic in the telescopic handle, the premium Hinomoto 360 degree wheels make it very easy to maneuvre through airports. And it looks really cool.

Away has 2 stores, one in LA and one in NYC. All other sales are directly through their website. By eliminating the middle man they are able to keep the price super affordable. Check out AwayTravel.com here.

OUAI Hair Oil

OUAI Hair Oil

OUAI is everyone’s favorite hair product line at the moment! I have been loving their Wave Spray this summer and now I’m going to add OUAI Hair Oil to my list of products. This is a multi purpose product. You can use it to de-frizz, smooth and control hair (hello summer humidity!) and to add shine. You can also sleep in it, using it as a night time treatment product. OUAI products are pretty high performance and they smell gorgeous too! You can find OUAI online at Sephora.com.

The Fuji Instax Mini 70

I want the Fuji Instax Mini 70 camera so much! I’m obsessed with it in yellow.

Fuji Instax Mini 70 Yellow

 

When I travel I journal every day, then when I get home try to remember to print photos to go with each story. It hardly ever happens.

The Fuji Instax is perfect because it is like a polaroid (but its not Kodak), so you can print out photos on the spot. Which makes it fun as well as functional! There are a few different Fuji Instax cameras. I found the Mini 70 to be the best. In my (literally) exhaustive research over the past few weeks I found all kinds of pricing. The best deal I saw was here at Walmart.com where they are giving you a case, 3 packs of film (30 pics), a cleaning kit, batteries all for $105 along with free shipping.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

I love Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara . I recently found out that this is the mascara that Adele’s makeup artist uses on her, which of course just totally gave me life! I originally received Velvet Noir Major Volume Masara in a Sephora gift bag and now am pretty obsessed. This mascara is all about making big, fat, luscious lashes.

I know the Marc Jacobs Beauty website has some kind of sale going on right now, so I’m going to order a couple of tubes to get me through the end of the year.

MarcJacobsBeauty

 

How is your July going? I hope you are enjoying a gorgeous summer. It’s boiling hot here in Phoenix but the monsoons are on their way, which will cool things down a little, and wash the dust off the trees.

Sometimes it feels weird to make coveted lists. I can’t handle it in January when we’ve just had the Christmas/Holiday Season gift giving fest – it just feels greedy. And when I get back from a long stay in Europe like the 6 weeks I just had over there on the Glam Italia Tours it also feels I shouldn’t be asking for or coveting one single thing. But here I am with my online shopping carts filling up with things I want. Sometimes I just like looking at them, sometimes I buy. Do you ever do that?

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Here are the things I am coveting this month.

Corinna B's World Coveted List July 2017

Sofft Mirabelle Sandal in black.

I’ve written about these sandals before (here). One of the European photographers I shoot with had them on at the beginning of May when I dropped by her studio. They looked so cool on her with her rolled up jeans, black t-shirt and messy blonde hair. She told me they were the most comfortable shoes she had ever worn, and said she could stand all day in them. So of course I immediately ordered myself  pair! I bought them in brown, and wore them almost every day for 6 weeks while I was in Paris and then Italy. They are so comfortable! I was averaging 25,000 steps per day and would have expected them to fall apart or lose their shape, but they were fantastic. So now I want them in black…

The Sofft Mirabelle is available online with free shipping at Sofft.com. They have free shipping too.

Read about the best shoes of summer here

Gucci Bamboo Eau De Parfum Limited Edition 

I sprayed this onto those paper testers in the airport and then threw them in my handbag. Every time I opened my bag while I was away that gorgeous fragrance wafted up at me. It is a classic floral with Bergamot and Sandalwood and Vanilla. Incredibly feminine, but with strength to it that speaks to confidence and elegance, Bamboo will forever remind me of an incredible few weeks in Italy! Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum Limitied Edition is available at Sephora

The Lovers and Friends Cabana Top

I love the bare shoulder look, but unfortunately if you have big boobs the ruffled off the shoulder tops can make you look huge. I about died when I saw photos of myself wearing an off the shoulder top that I had thought was fabulous. My shoulders looked great but the rest of me looked absolutely inflated! A top like this one however can look sleek, and keep you on trend. i love the bell sleeves too. I found the Cabana Top at Revolve.com

Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave In Conditioner 33.8 oz

My best friend while I was away was my Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave In Conditioner. I’m naturally curly, although I do blow my hair out and wear it straight most of the time. While I was in Italy I let it be curly much more than usual. I spent a week on the Italian Riviera, swimming every day, and I had multiple days swimming in Capri (you can check out the Glam Tours on my Instagram) I kept Moisture Lock in my hair while I was swimming just to protect it, and then put more in when I was done to stop it looking like straw. It kept my hair really soft and manageable.

I travel with travel sized bottles but I want the big one to keep at home. If you are a curly girl you will love this product! You can find it online at Ouidad.com

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

I’ve been reading some great books this summer. At the moment I’m reading a Tana French novel called The Trespasser. Its really good! I picked it up at Shakespeare and Company in Paris. Once I’m done I really want to read the new Paula Hawkins book. I loved Girl On The Train so I’m sure I will love Into The Water too. Its available online at Amazon.com

Read about Shakespeare and Company here

The GoPro Hero 5 Black

Do you read Damsel In Dior? It’s one of my favorite blogs. Jacey posted a blog this week that was about  8 Tools In Her Blogger Kit (read here) and one of them was this GoPro HERO5 Black. I want one!! Jacey takes amazing under water shots and I always wondered how. It turns out she uses this camera. I would have loved to have had one in Belize when we were snorkeling, and it would have been perfect for the boat trips in Capri. This is the best GoPro on the market, it has a voice control option, has advanced video stabilization and is waterproof. The GoPro hero 5 Black is available here at Amazon.com

Sol De Janiero Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

I found this one on Sephora.com. I currently have the best tan of my life and I want to preserve it for as long as humanly possible. Which means I have to keep my skin super nourished and hydrated, and need an antioxidant rich, super enriched body balm. This Brazilian body cream is paraben and sulphate free, gives your skin a glow and apparently tightens it too. I’m all in!

The Coveted List April 2017

Don’t you just love spring?? I adore it.

I’m getting ready for an enormous amount of overseas travel right now. I have 3 Glam Italia Tours kicking off in late May, and before that I’m going to Belize on a makeup job, so every thought at the moment is all about travel, what to pack, what to wear, how to feel chic. With that in mind here is my April 2017 Coveted List. The anchor piece is this gorgeous pink denim jacket from J Brand. Don’t you think it’s amazing???

jbrand pink denim jacket

 

J Brand Harlow Distressed Denim Jacket in Teaser. How perfect is this color?? Spring never looked so good! I am totally obsessing over this shell pink denim jacket. The cut is super chic too. This is a jacket that you can wear all through spring and summer. Obsessed. I found this on online at Revolve.com

stuart weitzman slideaway

Stuart Weitzman Slidealong Loafer Mule in Bisque Suede Flat mules are huge for spring! This Stuart Weitzman mule looks killer with a cropped jean, a skirt or a dress. It’s the perfect shoe for the season! Find it at Nordstrom.com

diptyque roses

Diptyque Candle in Roses. The medley of roses used for the fragrance are exquisite. This candle will leave your home redolent with the scent of an English garden in June. It’s fresh and beautiful and absolutely the candle for spring! I found this one on Space NK.com

 

Canon Selphy

 

Canon SELPHY Portable Photo Printer. I journal every day on vacation, and always wish I had a portable printer so that I could instantly print pics and glue them into my journal. Most portable photo printers seem to only offer 2×3 prints. This canon SELPHY prints 4×6 photos. I found it online at BestBuy.com

charlotte tilbury facial tanner

Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Bronze And Glow Mask You just cannot beat a golden glow for spring and summer! This overnight mask not only gives you a glorious bronzed beachy look, it also hydrates your skin and makes your complexion glow. I haven’t tried this one yet, but Charlotte has never let me down, so I have full faith that it’s fabulous! Find it online at CharlotteTilbury.com

chloe carlina

Chloe Carlina Oversize Round Glasses. I have been looking everywhere for oversize round sunglasses. I found these 62mm round sunnies at Nordstrom.com. I’m not sure that there is an extraordinary amount of glare blocking in these glasses, but there is 100% UV Protection. And they look sooooo cool!!

reves de sabine lip balm

Reves de Sabine Petal Lip Balm Sabine’s handcrafted all natural products are organic with no parabens, no synthetic ingredients, are not tested on animals and are incredibly lovely. Her company is based in Ventura California but ships everywhere. You can find her at RevesdeSabine.com

tatcha water cream

The Water Cream by Tatcha. I absolutely love Japanese luxury brand Tatcha, and have written about them many, many times! Tatcha just came out with The Water Cream, a super hydrating, oil free, anti aging moisturizer that is just glorious for oily and normal skins. My skin is dry, but when I go to humid places I switch out my heavy moisturizer for something light and airy that still packs a power punch of nutrient rich botanicals. If you are oily or if you live or travel to humid places then you will understand how important it is to have skin care that leaves you looking poreless and fresh!