Huge Sephora Haul!!!

Hello lovelies! Welcome back! Today I’m sharing with you everything that I’ve picked up from Sephora over the last couple of months and also some things I received for Christmas. This is stuff that has been purchased over the course of two or three shopping trips. Let’s jump right and see what I picked up.

Let’s start with eyeshadow palettes. I’m almost ashamed to share the eye palettes that I’ve picked up. Not because of what I picked up but the number of palettes that I purchased. First there is the Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette. I picked this up because the red/cranberry shades. Next I picked up the Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette. This palette I purchased by accident. I thought that this was a highlight palette and not an eye palette. It does look pretty and I think I will be keeping this. Next I got the ColourPop Take Me Home Eye Shadow Palette. I thought this would be a great travel option. Next I picked up the Smashbox Dawn In. Decked Out. Shadow + Highlighting Kit. I picked this up purely because I have been wanting the pearl highlight palette and I wanted to try out the cover shot eye shadows. I also picked up the Anastasia Prism Eye Shadow Palette. The colors in this palette were unique and I don’t have anything like this. There is also the ColourPop Golden State of Mind that I picked up. The last two items are the Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set and the L’Oreal Telescopic mascara in Carbon Black. The Stila set, I had my eye on just about the entire holiday season and when I saw it in store, I knew that I needed it. The L’Oreal Telescopic mascara, clearly isn’t from Sephora, but I picked it up based on the fact that I have been hearing about it for years and was never able to find it in store. I just happened to come across this last tube on the shelf at my local Target and grabbed it.

I also picked up a few face items, that strangely focus on contouring, bronzing, and highlighting. The other thing that they have in common is that they are all made by Tarte. I first picked up the Pro Glow To Go. I thought that this would be perfect for traveling. I also picked up the Park Ave Princess Chisel Palette, and the Limited-Edition Goddess Glow Highlighter. Both items had my eye on for quite some time. I know the chisel palette is relatively new but every time I saw it I would put it in my cart and then take it out again.

Next up I purchased a couple of skincare items. I repurchased the smaller size of the Glamglow Supermud Clearing treatment. Also by Glamglow I picked up the Gravitymud Firming treatment to try out. As 100 point perks, I chose my favorite cleanser by Philosophy the Purity made simple, and by Sunday Riley Good Genes.

Now if you’ve seen my makeup collection posts or even my declutter posts, you’ll know that I have more than enough lip products. As you can tell I stocked up lip balm. I get these as a gift just about every year from a family friend. I think I haven’t bought any lip balm in at least four or five years. I received three of my favorite silk & shine, a conditioning lip serum, two ultra-rich hydration dual-layer balm, dual pack of medicated lip ointment, and two deep renewal lip balms.  Two more drugstore finds that I picked up. The first is the Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Creme in Nude Honey. I haven’t seen anyone talk about this or review, so I’m intrigued to see how this will work. The next item is the Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Red Diva. I picked this up because of the next item. My boyfriend gave me the Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in 999 Matte, which is a classic red. The last lip products that I picked up from Sephora is the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip Set. This was one of their holiday lip sets they came out with this year, and I’ve been really wanting to try out their liquid lips.

This last group of products are items that I received for Christmas. I got Gilmore Girls: A Year in Review. Gilmore Girls has a special place in my heart, and when I came across this in Best Buy, my boyfriend picked it up for me. I also received a makeup organizer with gold trim, an Apple TV, and not pictured because I don’t know where I placed it was Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook. As you can see I had a huge haul this time around and it made me hit the Rouge level, so I received the 56.5 mini brush.

Whew! If you’re still reading, you’ve reached the end. Thank you for staying with me during the long post. This was a huge haul and I’m excited to dig in and really start using everything. If you want to see a review or a first impression, or in a look, let me know! I’m always taking suggestions, and would love to hear from you. That’s everything. I hope that you all have a wonderful week and I’ll see you in my next post.

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Natural Glam Holiday Look

Hello lovelies! Welcome back! Today I decided to share with you my natural and pretty simple to do holiday look. This is a great way to amp up your day to day look, and works for an office setting. I also think you can accomplish this look in less than 15 minutes! Yes, I said it! This look can be completed pretty quickly.

For my look, I used the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in 365C soft beige. I then did my brow with the Maybelline brow drama in deep brown. I then touched up a couple of bare spots with the E.L.F. brow pencil in neutral brown.

On my eyes I used Foxy all over the lid, and Bootycall on the inner third of the lid, from the Naked 2 palette. For liner, I used the Kat Von D ink liner in trooper. This and the lips probably took the most time for me. If you prefer a pencil liner use that. Use whatever you are comfortable with. Another option would be to wing out your liner. I attempted and it just wasn’t happening for me today. On my lashes I used the Urban Decay Perversion Bigger, Blacker, Badder mascara.

I used the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Dollface. I think this is the perfect wintertime blush shade. It may not look like it in the pan, but for me it is the perfect natural flush shade. For highlight I used Tarte’s Amazonian clay highlight in exposed highlight. I finished off the look with the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink lip color in 20, Pioneer. This is the perfect red that anyone can pull off, and it makes your teeth look whiter!

That’s everything that I used for my natural holiday glam look. I hope you enjoyed this look. If you want to see me do other makeup looks let me know what you would like to see. Have a great Monday and I’ll see you in my next post.

Sephora VIB Fall 2017 Picks

Hello lovelies!! Today I’m sharing my picks for the fall Sephora VIB Sale. Some details on when the sale is going on. VIB Rouge members will receive 20% off their purchases November 3-November 6 AND November 10-Novemer 15. VIB members will receive 20% off their purchases November 10-November 15. Beauty Insiders will receive 15% off their purchases November 10-November 15. In general, I think picking up skincare or stocking up on all of your beauty favorites. I personally use this sale to pick up a few of my favorites or things that I want to try out and gifts for friends and family for Christmas. I’m going to break it down into categories of what I think will be worth picking up during the sale.

SKINCARE

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths

Clinique Take the Day off Cleansing Balm

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream

Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream

Glamglow SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment

Sephora Collection Face and Eye Sheet Masks

MAKEUP

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer

Becca Backlighting Primer Filter Face Primer

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting  Makeup Setting Spray

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes

BareMinerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolor

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream

HAIRCARE

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It Fine (H)air Styler

FRAGRANCE

Kat Von D  Saint & Sinner

Maison Margiela ‘Replica’ Beach Walk

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Bourbon and Nirvana Black

This is also a fantastic time to pick up skincare sets, haircare sets, makeup sets. It is also a really great time to pick up all of the amazing eye shadow palettes that have been released.

The list is quite long, but these are some of my favorite items that I’ve used over the past years, that I think you will enjoy. What are your favorites? Are you planning on picking up anything during the sale? Is there something that I should pick up? Let me know! That’s everything! Have a great weekend!

 

October Play! by Sephora Unboxing

Hello lovelies! Today I’m sharing with you everything that came in my October Play box. This month’s theme is Complexion Companions. Everything that comes in this months box is supposed to give your skin a smooth, hydrated and evened out look. Just like every month there is the bonus perfume sample. When I first opened the box there is the little bag that everything comes in and it says Public Display of Complexion, which I thought was a cute play on words.

First there is the perfume. I received the Tory Burch Bel Azur. I was actually hoping to receive the Chanel Gabrielle in my box and a bit disappointed that I didn’t, but after smelling this, I am hooked. I’m interested in how this will wear on me throughout the day. It is very similar the the Replica Beachwalk, but less sunscreen smelling and much more warm and fresh. The Bel Azur is a fresh, slightly sweet and warm scent. It is the perfect transition perfume from summer to fall and even into winter. The price of this sample size would be about $8, with the rollerball being $30, the 1.7 oz is $96 and the 3.4 oz is $126.

Next up there is the Dr. Brandt Pore Dermabrasion pore perfecting exfoliator. I am excited to try this out. I have been having a peeling issue on my nose, that no matter what I do it will peel. I’ve also noticed that I have a bit of texture in a couple of places, so I’m hoping that this will help. If you were to purchase this little sample size it would cost about $7.50, the full size retails for $58.

The next product is the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Booster. This is a serum that you can use before you use a primer or you can mix a tiny bit in to some of your thicker full coverage foundations to sheer out the coverage. I’m not sure if I’m going to like this. I feel like most of the time I am in a hurry and to add an extra step to my routine that already works for me. I will try it out and let you know how I get on with it. If this was an option to purchase this would sell for about $14, and the full size retails for $41.

We all know how important it is to prime our face so that our makeup will last all day. I received the Urban Decay optical Illusion Complexion Primer. I love trying out new primers. I feel like this could be a really good primer for me throughout the winter months. If any of you live in the Midwest or on the northern east coast, you’ll know how cold and dry the air can be. I feel like this could give my skin a little bit of added moisture and allow my makeup to look staying great all day. This size would retail for about $5. The full size retails for $34.

Next we have the Make Up For Ever Ultra Hd Invisible Cover foundation. I already know that I love this foundation, however, I have quite a hard time finding the right shade. I’ve bought the full size of this before and had to return it twice and still I do not have the right shade. The shade I currently own will work if I self tan, which is rare, or if I’m out in the sun a lot during the summer. In the meantime, I got a foundation I love in a new shade that I can try out. The shade that came in the box is Y245. So keep your fingers crossed that this shade works for me! This little sample size approximately costs $5. The full size retails for $43.

Last up is the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea 4-in-1 Setting Mist. I just have to say that Tarte has the cutest mini size packaging. I’m excited to try this out. I haven’t found any other setting spray that can beat out my Urban Decay All-Nighter setting spray. I’m very interested in how this will work and help pro-long the wear time of my makeup. This cute mini would retail for $3 if sold in stores, while the 1 oz retails for $12 and the 2.5 oz retails for $25.

That’s everything that came in my October Sephora Play box. Do you subscribe to Sephora Play? What did you get in your box this month? Did you love it or hate it? I hope you all enjoyed this post. Have a great, festive, and safe Halloween weekend! I will see you all in my next post!

 

 

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul

Hello everyone! A little while back I shared with you what I thought would be good picks during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale. I know because of my project pan I am on a no buy, but when I do my shopping, I do try to shop when there’s a deal. First, I looked at what I have and then looked at what deals were going to be happening at Ulta. So let’s see what I picked up during the sale plus a couple other bits that I picked up at the same time.

First up are the Philosophy Purity made simple one- step facial cleansing cloths. I picked up two packages of these. I thought because they are cleansing and not makeup removing wipes these would be great for at the gym. After a good workout just to cleanse the skin quickly until I get home.

Next I picked up two Stila eyeliners. Both are shades of brown. The lighter brown is the shade of Espresso which is a medium shade of brown. The darker brown is the shade of Damsel which is a dark black brown. When I did my last clean out of my stash, my brown liners were old and definitely expired.

Last items that I picked up from the sale were two Tarte blushes and a highlight. The blushes that I picked up were Exposed and Dollface. Exposed is a nude shade. I picked this up because I was looking for s nude shade that could possibly work for those no makeup- makeup days. Dollface is a beautiful light pink, which I think is similar to the shade that my cheeks naturally flush. The highlighter I picked up is in the shade Exposed Highlight. It is a nude shade that can easily be used as a highlight AND an eye shadow. I think it would look beautiful as an allover sheer wash of color for a quick 5-minute look.

Now on to the items that I picked up that weren’t part of the sale. On one of the trips to Ulta, I brought my boyfriend with me. While I was looking at whatever the deal was that day, he was insisting on getting something for me. I continually told him no he didn’t have to. As we were walking out he saw the display for the Urban Decay Vice Waterproof Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks, the metallic ones specifically. He told me to pick a color out and I chose one of the nude, light pink shades, and he goes how about this one. This is the one that ended up coming home with us. He chose the shade Big Bang. I love this shade! This is the shade that I would love everyday, but I am not confident to rock it everyday.

The last couple of items I picked up from Target. My Target is right next to Ulta and well, I have the I see a Target and I must go in and see what I can pick that I don’t really need. They had the Wet n Wild stuff buy one get one 50% off. I picked up the coloricon blush in Rose Champagne and the megaglo Contouring Palette in Dulce De Leche. I thought that the blush would be a nice drugstore option for a nude blush, however after I swatched it on my hand it may be better as a highlight or an eyeshadow. The contour palette I have yet to swatch. I am hoping because I am so fair that it will work or at least be a nice bronzer option for the summer.

That’s everything! I love everything that I have picked up. I can’t wait to really use these things and test them out. If you want to know my thoughts on any of these items let me know. I hope that you have a great weekend and a Happy Easter to those that celebrate. See you all in my next post.

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty

Hello everyone! Today I’m going to let you in on my picks for the 21 days of beauty at Ulta. I know this is a few days late, but for some reason I no longer get e-mails or mailers sent to me. I figured it would be better late than never. A couple of things, not all the deals are in store; some are online only. Also there are a couple that are platinum perks. I’m only going to share my picks for what is available to everyone. This means if you aren’t a platinum member the deal is not available to you. One more thing, these are items that I have had some experience with or on a list to try out. Hopefully I will be able to pick up a few bits. SO, let’s start with today…

March 24th

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil Reg $24 Now $12

March 25th

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara Reg $21 Now $10

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths Reg $15 Now $7.50

March 26th

Becca Backlight Priming Filter Reg $38 Now $19

March 27th

IT brushes for Ulta Foundation Brush #102 Reg $22 Now $11

March 28th

Tarte Maneater Self-Sharpening Liner Reg $20 Now $10

March 29th

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer Reg $45 Now $22.50

March 30th

Benefit They’re Real! Tinted Lash Primer Reg $24 Now $12

March 31st

Smashbox Photo finish Primer Water Reg $32 Now $16

April 1st

Mario Bedescu the ENTIRE brand is on SALE!!!  Reg $5-$46 Now $3.75- $34.50

April 2nd

Shiseido Eyelash Curler Reg $20 Now $10

April 3rd

Mally Beauty Effortlessly Airbrushed Blush & Highlight Set Reg $35 Now $17.50

April 5th

Butter London Plush Rush Lip Collection Reg $18-$22 Now $10

April 7th

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush & Highlter Reg $28 Now $14

April 8th

Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil Reg $21 Now $10.50

Clinique 3-Step Intro Kits Reg $19.50 Now $9.75

Those are my picks! What do you think? Anything that I didn’t include that I must absolutely pick up? I am still on a no buy, but some of these deals are too good to pass up. I’m going to try and not use anything until my no buy is over, but I’m not sure that is going to work out. If you want to see everything that I’ve picked up let me know. That’s all for today. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you in my next post.

 

January Play! by Sephora Unboxing

Hello lovelies! It has been awhile since I’ve posted. I have been extremely sick for the last couple of weeks. Today is the first day that I have felt healthy enough to do anything. To kick off February, I’m sharing what I got in my January Sephora Play box. The theme to January’s box is Beauty, Set, Go. It contains different items that are quick to use and great for on the go. Let’s jump right in!

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Products

Ouai Treatment Mask; Retails: $32 8pack

Tarte Frxxxtion Stick; Retails: $22

Youth to the People Kale + Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Cream; Retails: $48

AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+; Retails: $60

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey; Retails: $17

Tory Burch Love Relentlessly; Retails: $68

That’s everything that came in my box. The one thing that I’m really looking forward to trying out is the Tarte Frxxxtion Stick. I’m hoping that it will solve some skin peeling issues I have on my face. The Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is something that I’ve had my eye on for a long while and very happy that I received it in my box. I’m still on the hunt for a foundation or foundation like product that will mesh with my skin type and is quick and easy for those out-the-door days. My skin is dry/combo/acne prone in the winter and have some larger pores, while in the summer its oily/combo/acne prone and the pores are the size of Saturn. If anyone has any suggestions drugstore or high end let me know. While I have a few deluxe samples of face moisturizers, I’m intrigued and excited to try out the Youth to the People cream.

I’m looking to change up the format for this post. What would you like to see? A first impression? An update a couple of weeks later? Let me know in the comments below. I’m open to all kinds of suggestions. Have a great week!