The Sale of All Sales: NuMe's 5th Anniversary Sale + GIVEAWAY!

Starting TODAY 3/25/16 NuMe is officially celebrating their 5th Year Anniversary with a HUGE sale. They have the lowest prices I have ever seen for this weekend only!

The sale breakdown:

  1. $89.99 ANY styling set (including the travel set from my product review) + Free shipping CODE: NUME5
  2. $19.99 ANY Classic wand CODE:SALE19
  3. $29.99 ANY Magic wand CODE:SALE29
  4. $24.99 Silhouette CODE:SALE24
Updated sales for April:

     1. 50% Off Any Curling Wand + Free Shipping CODE: ITSONLY50
     3. $79 Power Couple + Free Shipping CODE: COUPLE79
     4. $39 Silhouette + Free Argan Oil CODE: DUO39

As I have talked about these products before, they are super high-quality and WAY better than more expensive brands like CHI, in my experience. NuMe curling wands are the ONLY wands that will hold my curls all night. I LOVE the travel kit and also the classic wand. This is NuMe's most most popular sale of the year and it ends 3/27. Make sure to use the promo codes listed above to get the savings!
I have partnered up with NuMe and my jewelry brand, Wander + Lust Jewelry for a giveaway! There will be two winners and the giveaway only lasts until 3/27 at 5pm, so ENTER NOW!

About the prizes:

The NuMe Titan 3 Curling Wand Set  
Retail price: $159.00

The strong, 100% titanium barrel found in the Titan 3 is the top choice and most widely used styling tool of celebrity stylists and hair professionals world-wide. The pure titanium-infused barrels in 19mm, 25mm, and 32mm, are built for hair that has difficulty holding a curl, imparting the longest-lasting hold possible. For tight curls and waves, a beachy-texture or the perfect bounce – Titan 3 is your premiere choice. Heat-resistant glove included.
Agate Slice Necklace from Wander + Lust Jewelry
Retail price: $43.00 

Our Agate Slice Necklace is one-of-a-kind! The agate slice pendants are electroplated in 24K gold all around the edges giving a glamorous touch to this raw stone. The beautiful light grey pendant hangs from 24 inches of 14K gold filled chain. 

All winner have been contacted and announced on our twitter @wanderandblush. Thank you all for participating!
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Which NuMe product is on your wish list? Let me know in the comments!

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A Romantic Getaway: Falling in Love with Paris in Just Three Days

Paris is such a magical place for a romantic getaway: the gorgeous structures, manicured gardens, the laid back atmosphere, and of course the flowing champagne! 

As I talked about in my two previous posts here and here, we stayed in Paris for three nights on our way home from our honeymoon and it was such a delight! We both have never been to Paris before, so experiencing this amazing city together for the first time was a dream. We decided this was going to be our “relaxing” part of the trip as we just came from doing every major thing there is to do in Rome and we wanted to wind down and just relax.

Paris is a place you can go back multiple times and experience new things every time, so I wasn’t worried about seeing everything as I know we will go back someday.

Day 1: An early start and a wonderful surprise

With a VERY early morning flight from Rome and one connection in Germany, WE ARE FINALLY HERE! Baguettes and champagne here we come!

We decided to be adventurous and take the train to get to our hotel instead of spending 50-60 for a cab. With our dependence on Siri to tell us how to get everywhere basically all of our adult lives, this sadly was going to be a challenge. As delirious as we were, we thought this was a GREAT idea!

Well, with a little help from the English speaking airport employee, a detailed map he gave us and Google maps on our phone... we found our hotel! It only costs 10 per person for the train so we were pretty proud of ourselves for figuring it out.

TIP: You can use your phone’s Google maps even if the data and cellular service is turned off. It just shows where your blue dot is in relation to the city’s maps but it’s very helpful still.

We checked into the Park Hyatt Vendôme, however since it was about 10am our room wasn’t ready so we decided to walk to a café to grab a bite to eat. 

We got burgers A LOT.

Product Review: The NuMe Travel Kit

About two years ago, I discovered a hair tool that 100% changed my hair styling game. I have naturally curly hair; which is a blessing AND a curse sometimes as I’m sure everyone feels about their own hair at some point in their life. As a teenager, I wanted stick straight hair and I spent countless hours trying to achieve that look. As you guessed it, this was a complete waste of time and all that resulted was a frizzy fro at the end of the night & damaged, split ends. Over the years, I have learned to embrace my natural hair and the NuMe wand has really helped me do that.

Some days, it’s easy to just wash and go and wear my hair naturally curly, but other times I want my hair to look more defined & put together. My go-to tool used to be a curling iron, but those curls never held throughout the day & night…no matter how much hairspray I used!

One day, I stumbled upon the NuMe Products website and decided to purchase one of their curling wands, and let me tell you… it is my favorite hair tool to date! The curls stay ALL night long... even without using hairspray! I have turned all my friends & family onto this tool and they are as obsessed as I am. I even made my hairstylist use this tool on my wedding day and she loved it so much she bought one too!

Get the Look: The Bachelor's Lauren B. After the Final Rose White Dress

'The Bachelor' finale has come and gone, and while yes, every Monday night from now until May will involve a lot less tears, backstabbing and let's be real - less of a reason to drink wine for two hours... there is something we can all still live for: Lauren B's 'After the Final Rose' gorgeous white lace dress! 

I was dying when she came out looking so bridal and as unbelievable as ever; I guess that's what professional hair & makeup is here for! Nevertheless, she looked stunning. 

I LIVE for anything white & lacy, and below are some of my picks to get a similar look to Lauren B. from Monday night's 'Bachelor' finale special...

The Accessories:

Crystal Silver Drop Earrings by Wander + Lust Jewelry

'Stecy' Heel by Steven Madden or Nude Patent Heel at Lulu*s

The Dress:

Bardot Shauna Lace Dress     |         Endless Rose Illusion Lace Dress      |         AQUA Illusion Inset Lace Dress

Olivia Palermo Lace Dress      |      Adrianna Papell Illusion Lace Dress     |       Endless Rose Lace Dress

Adelyn Rae Chiffon & Lace Romper | Dress the Population 'Abbie' Sequin Dress | Rehearsal Dinner Darling Dress in Ivory

There you have it! Now, I can't wait to see what gorgeous looks JoJo will be serving us on the next season of 'The Bachelorette' (which I am so happy it's her)!

Which are YOUR favorites? Let me know in the comments!
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Makeup Review: Radiant Foundations for Dry Skin­­

Having dry skin is something I have dealt with all my life and still do every day. Before I knew how to pick out the right type of makeup for my skin, I noticed at the end of every day my skin looked very dried out and I would see small dry skin patches on my face. Not a cute look!

foundations for dewy skin

It seemed like no matter how much moisturizer I used beforehand, my foundation didn’t help my skin look better… it only made it look worse. Over the past couple years, I have tried many different foundations to try to remedy this problem, and below are my top 3 picks:

liquid foundations for dry skin

Planning the Trip of a Lifetime on a Small Budget: Booking Luxury Hyatt Hotels on Points

We have all heard the saying “you get what you pay for” implying the less you pay, the less value you get out of it. In most situations, I totally agree with that statement, however with traveling on points & miles this is not the case AT ALL. 

Today, I am going to talk about the logistics behind booking luxury hotels using points instead of real money and the two different ways that lead me to three free nights at a luxury hotel in Paris! 

As stated in my previous blog post, James and I stayed three nights at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme during our honeymoon and it was magnificent! We loved the level of service we received, the location of the hotel and the overall feel & look of our room and the hotel surroundings. We saved thousands of dollars by booking our stay with points (see my previous post for a breakdown of the savings) and today I will explain how we did it exactly.

First off, when planning a trip I almost always look to see if there is a Hyatt we can stay at. Not only because their hotels are almost always clean & beautiful, but because their hotel points give you SO much more value as opposed to programs like Hilton or Marriott.
I have always wanted to stay at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme. Park Hyatt is Hyatt’s luxury brand of hotels and when something is free, why not go for top shelf?

The front of the Park Hyatt Paris
Here are the steps I took to stay here for free:

Intro to Planning the Trip of a Lifetime on a Small Budget: Three Days in Paris

James and I spent our honeymoon touring Italy, France & Spain and this week I'm going to talk about my favorite city we went to, Paris! Paris is everything you want it to be and more. From the quaint cafés nestled along the The Avenue des Champs-Élysées, to the gorgeous glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower at night, it really does have that magical feel you see in the movies.

Gloomy day in Paris, still beautiful!

Our first Parisian café

Since we were already flying from Orlando (MCO) to Italy (FCO) for our 7 night cruise along the Mediterranean, we decided at the last minute to book a stopover in Paris on our way home and I couldn't have been happier with that decision!