Category Archives: Skin Care

Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2017 Reviews and Recommendations

I’d love it if you used this link or click on the banner below to shop the Sephora VIB sale and help support Blushing in Hollywood:

Sephora VIB Spring 2017 Discount Codes

Reminder: The sale is 10% off your entire purchase (for Beauty Insiders aka anyone that signs up for free) or 15% off your entire purchase if you have Sephora VIB or VIB Rouge. For Beauty Insiders the sale ends Sunday 4/23/17 both online and in store and the code is BISPRING.  For VIB the sale ends Monday 4/24/17 and the code is VIBSPRING. For VIB Rouge the sale ends the same day as VIB on Monday 4/24/17 and the code is ROUGESPRING.

I went a little HAM on the Fall 2016 Sephora VIB sale so let’s review my purchases! Continue reading Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2017 Reviews and Recommendations

Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit

4/19/17 Update– Sephora has released their 2017 Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit ($32) and it looks amazing again!

2017 Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit

Here’s what the new 2017 Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit kit looks like:

I posted about this on my Snapchat (@lindsaycockburn) and lots of friends were impressed and a few have already gone out and bought it. The Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit (update: this link is to the 2017 version because the 2016 version is no longer available) has 15 different products in it. You think you’ve seen them all and then there’s a whole second side!! There’s SPF for face, body, BB cream, makeup setting spray with SPF, primer, SPF for your lips, and self tanner, it’s amazing! Here’s the info from the Sephora website on the 2017 Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit: Continue reading Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit

Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2017 – How It Works, Post Round-Up, and Ebates

It’s almost Sephora VIB Sale time!!! I’d love it if you used this link or click on the banner below to shop the Sephora VIB sale and help support Blushing in Hollywood:

Ok time for a refresher- Sephora’s loyalty program has 3 different levels or tiers. There’s a few things that are true for all 3 tiers:

    • ANYONE can participate in the sale and use the discount code. All you have to do is sign up for free to be a Beauty Insider (see below).
    • You can use the discount online or in store including Sephora in JCPenney locations.
    • You can use the discount as many times as you want during the days it is available. NO LIMIT! You can do both in store and online purchases if you so please 🙂
    • It is valid on EVERY brand in the store (!!) The discount is on your entire purchase.
    • The discount is not applicable to gift cards, Sephora Play! Boxes, or Sephora Flash Shipping ($10/year for free 2-day shipping on every order). Anyone can purchase Flash Shipping for a year and if you are VIB Rouge it’s free/included.

    Sephora Beauty Insider – 4/20/17-4/23/17; 10% Discount

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    The base level is Beauty Insider. Anyone can be a Sephora Beauty Insider it’s free to sign up and there’s no minimum purchase. Once you sign up online or in store you’re eligible to get a free birthday gift during your birthday month (this year you can get a Tarte blush and lip gloss or 2 Caudalie skin care deluxe samples), you can get free beauty classes, and you are able to use the discounts during the Sephora VIB sales. Sephora has it’s biggest sale of the year in November where you will receive 15% off typically if you are a Beauty Insider (and 20% off for VIB and VIB Rouge). The “smaller” sale is in the Spring typically in April and you get 10% off if you are a Beauty Insider from Thursday 4/20/17 through Sunday 4/23/17 both online and in store. The code is BISPRING and if you do not receive the mailer, you can just tell the cashier you want to use the discount.

    Sephora VIB – 4/19/17-4/24/17; 15% Discount

    sephora-vib Continue reading Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2017 – How It Works, Post Round-Up, and Ebates

    What to Bring to Coachella

    Last year I posted about What to Wear to Coachella and today I’m back with some super practical tips (that’ I’ve updated for 2017!) about

    What to Bring to Coachella:

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    Sonja Morgan’s Beauty Secrets – Skincare, Botox, Facials, and More

    Sonja Morgan is the hilarious gorgeous star of Real Housewives of New York City. She always has a super-natural look about her that’s light, radiant, and youthful, and probably helps her get all of those younger guys when she’s out at Beautique. Sonja looks so incredibly beautiful no matter how frazzled the other ladies on the show try to make her.  Lucky for us in December 2016 she Instagrammed her beauty routine so we can try to emulate her amazing looks. I still can’t believe Sonja is in her fifties she looks incredible! I did all the research to let you know what skin care and beauty regimen keeps her looking fabulous as she jet sets all over the world. I will have another post coming up all about her makeup, hair, and other beauty secrets as well!

    Continue reading Sonja Morgan’s Beauty Secrets – Skincare, Botox, Facials, and More

    Cynthia Bailey’s Beauty Secrets

    Ms. Cynthia Bailey the supermodel entrepreneur on Real Housewives of Atlanta just turned 50. Fifty years old ladies and gentleman! She looks absolutely incredible so I just HAD to do some research and find out what her beauty secrets are. I’ve even seen Cynthia in passing at the Grove in Los Angeles and she was absolutely stunning just like a supermodel should be.

    “The thing that modeling has taught me about beauty is that it’s really individual. I work with so many different types of beauties, as a model. It’s not so much traditional. It’s about working with what you have and owning it. Confidence is so much of a part of being beautiful. I’ve met so many women who weren’t model-beautiful. Their confidence and everything about them is so beautiful to me.” – Cynthia Bailey (Source)

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    Cynthia Bailey’s Skin Care

    Vaseline: “Don’t rule out Vaseline,” she advises. It’s the pristine-skinned model’s go-to moisturizer in a pinch. Elbows, knees, lip balm — she even carries a little pot of it in her purse everywhere she goes. (Source) Continue reading Cynthia Bailey’s Beauty Secrets

    Sephora Play Box February 2017

    I am still LOVING the Sephora PLAY! Box. If you’re not familiar with it, here’s a quick rundown:

    • It’s a monthly subscription box that costs $11/month and comes with 5 deluxe samples of products (only ones sold at Sephora!) and a perfume sample (so 6 products total).
    • The products are a mix of hair, skin care and makeup and are semi determined by your preferences, but mostly they’re just products that everyone can use.
    • You can sign up and get on a wait list to get it here.
    • It also comes with a collectible bag and a paper with tips and tricks for every product.
    • The Sephora PLAY! Box also comes with a card you can bring into your local store and it will score you 50 Beauty Insider points with any purchase. Beauty Insider points can be used like Chuck-E-Cheese tickets to get more deluxe samples. Typically you’d have to spend $50 to get 50 points and 100 points gets you a deluxe sample. You do not have to purchase something in the box to get the points, but you do have to make a purchase.
    • When I see that little black and white striped box in my mailbox it is the highlight of my day every damn time.
    • If you have more questions check out Sephora’s PLAY Box FAQ.

    Here’s what we got this month: Continue reading Sephora Play Box February 2017

    Amazon Beauty Favorites

    1. White Terry Cloth Spa Headbands – Ok I’m a total dork for getting these, but I love using them when working on my skin care to make sure I don’t get my roots wet!

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    Kyle Richards’ Beauty Secrets

    Since I’ve already done Lisa Vanderpump (twice for LVP actually) and Erika Jayne aka Erika Girardi I figured the next Real Housewife of Beverly Hills whose beauty secrets we all want to know is obviously Kyle Richards aka Kyle Richards Umansky. Again I have scoured the internet for any and all interviews with Kyle about her fave beauty products, makeup, hair care, skin care, etc. and have put them all together for your enjoyment here!

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    What’s your beauty mantra in five words or less? 
    “When in doubt, do without!” (source)

    Kyle Richards’ Makeup

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    Holiday Gift Ideas for Her 2016

    I recently attended a Nordstrom Morning Beauty Event and they had TONS of awesome gift ideas I had to share! If you didn’t know, Nordstrom regularly holds great (free!) beauty events in store where you usually get some really great samples and freebies! They had tons of raffles at mine and I even won a Nest home diffuser! You can see if your store is having any Nordstrom events here. The Nordstrom at the Grove is even having Mr. Francois Nars in store on December 10th from 2-4pm for a book signing.

    Also don’t forget to use Ebates because Nordstrom currently has 6% cash back.

    My top pick for a gift is either of these: Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas for Her 2016