Designer Deals: DUH

Accessory 🕶 deals from @saksoff5th will make you smile 😃 #off5thfinds. Simply put, don’t forget to check out this site when you’re looking for designer deals.

These Tom Ford sunglasses 😎 were originally $430, I bought them from Saks Off Fifth for less than $150 including taxes (had a women’s day promo code). This site has always been my go to for shopping 🛍 accessories and handbags, while not having to pay full price.

Now it would be a lot cooler if the ☀️ sun would stay out long enough to take a selfie 🤳.

#thebookofcaleb #tomford #tomfordsunglasses #dealsandsteals

Product Talk: Get An Ibiza Round Brush

ibiza-round-brush-reviewLet’s make this post quick and to the point. If you’re in the market for a good round brush and have no idea where to start, congratulations, because your search is over. The Ibiza brand round brush is BY FAR the best round brush you can buy and is worth it’s notoriously “lightweight” weight in gold.

I came across this miracle brush way back in 2011, before any of this hair styling obsession of mine existed, before I knew how to even really blow dry my hair halfway decent. Prior to the Ibiza discovery, I had used a round brush in a similar fashion to how most consumers use one: they try using it, get it tangled in their hair, and then stop using it. I believed round brushes were only for salon professionals and the reason they didn’t get it tangled in the hair was because they had a better angle and more than two hands. Great, logical thinking Lauren, I know.

Anyways I got my hair done at a lovely salon in Beverly Hills and noticed my stylist and EVERY stylist there had these cork like handle looking round brushes they were using on their clients for their blowouts. There wasn’t a ceramic round brush in sight, which up until that point I didn’t even know a different type really existed. After my stylist used the cork round brush on me and I experienced literally the best, soft curl voluminous blow out of MY LIFE I had to give the round brush thing another try.

victorias-secret-hairThe Ibiza round brush is a boar and nylon bristle mixed brush that gives you such a soft, beautified body hair blow out without frying your hair, in my opinion, like the ceramic brushes can do. For the average consumer, I think a mixed boar bristle brush is such a safer option heat/damage wise and I swear the brush NEVER gets tangled in my hair when I use it on myself. I get soft, beveled ends and as much body and volume at the top of my head that I want. You literally can roll the brush up like a hot or velcro roller to your head and just heat up your hair with a blow dryer, let it cool set and unroll to get the Victoria’s Secret type volume we all envy.

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My Two Friends: Ibiza B3 and EX5 Round Brushes.

Ugh I could go on and on about this brush but I started this post saying it would be short and sweet. The pricing for this brush is so reasonable, at $40-$50 depending on the size you get, it is a steal considering mine are now 5 years old and still work and look like the day I bought them (see photo). I use the EX3 and B3 series/sizes in case you’re wondering. Not sure there is much difference between the two but I swear I like the black bristled one better LOL. The B series (white brush pictured) bristles are apparently better for blondes, color treated hair and people with fine curly hair, just as an FYI.

There are plenty of YouTube videos showing you how to round brush your hair yourself at home and with some practice and an Ibiza I think you’ll be a round brush “expert” in no time. If you pay attention to all the Instagram famous stylists as well on their videos, you’ll notice if they’re doing a blow dry that this brush is almost always the tool of choice.

Ok, last paragraph and last “argument” of why this is the best brush on the market. You, the non-hairstylist, are never going to be able to duplicate a salon worthy blow dry at home because you are, #obvi, not a hairstylist. You, however, have an opportunity to produce a similar, functional, day to day result because the Ibiza round brush is gentler on your hair and it’s boar bristles don’t get tangled, even for people who have long ass hair. It’s reasonably priced and the best stylists in the world use it. Let me know if you have more questions about this brush and I will answer them! Otherwise, get one already!!

Fall Wants

Fall wardrobe, how I’ve missed you! Seriously love a comfy sweater dress and pairing it with some knee high boots. You’re covered up (almost completely) but the form fitting duo makes you feel confident and sexy. How awesome is it that this sweater dress from H&M is only $24? It’s a steal!

fall winter outfit idea

H M clothing
$24 – hm.com

Black hat
$45 – generalpants.com.au

NARS Cosmetics lip gloss
bloomingdales.com

NARS Cosmetics nail polish
net-a-porter.com

Feeling Neutral

Fall and sooner than you know it winter – I think of cozy sweaters, boots, coats, and leather. I always gravitate towards grays, blacks, and darker neutral colors. There’s just something not right about wearing a pink or bright and colorful sweater for Fall. Save it for Spring, right?

Seriously excited about this Botkier Leroy Satchel – I just ordered mine today!

simple  and comfy fall outfit idea

Elbow sleeve tee
blackfive.com

Opi nail care
$19 – nelly.com

Altuzarra for Target

You’ve seen the commercials and all the fashion magazine social media mentions. The Altuzarra for Target collection will officially be available for purchase this Sunday, September, 14. If you seriously want any of these pieces, however, get in line that Sunday morning or be at your computer at the stroke of midnight to start ordering. I am betting that this collection sells out the very day it goes on sale. My favorite pieces are below, and you can view the entire collection at Target’s website.

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Florals For Fall

Everyone does florals for spring, sure, but there’s nothing wrong with integrating florals in to your fall outfits. A little more subtle and a lot less bright than spring colors, but still feminine and gorgeous.

fall work outfit idea

Forever New white singlet
$65 – forevernew.com.au

Carvela black heel sandals
$185 – selfridges.com

3 1 Phillip Lim black bag
shop.harpersbazaar.com

Chanel lips makeup
nordstrom.com

Chanel powder blush
bloomingdales.com