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Sephora VIB Sale 2019 Spring – What to Buy

Sephora’s twice a year VIB sale is back! This sale occurs every spring in April/May and again in the fall in October/November. The discount for this year’s spring sale is:

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Kathryn Calhoun Dennis’ Beauty Secrets

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis is the red-headed starlet of the Bravo reality show Southern Charm. I love that Kathryn always brings the drama and originality in her style that we so badly need in this day and age. She is always extra and her looks make a serious statement. This girl has been through a lot and she is not going to let anyone dim her light. Shine on Kathryn. I did some research to find out Kathryn’s favorite beauty products and I’m sharing them all here with you!

When does the new season of Southern Charm premier?

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Countess Luann De Lesseps Beauty Secrets

The Countess Luann De Lesseps of Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo is truly iconic. This woman has been on a roller coaster for the past few years and viewers have been riding along. All the while Countess Luann manages to look incredible. Like most Real Housewives it’s almost like she’s aging in reverse and looks better than ever!

How Old is Countess Luann de Lesseps?

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Lisa Rinna's makeup and beauty secrets including skin care, hair care, diet, exercise, and more

Lisa Rinna’s Beauty Secrets

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 9 premiers on 2/12/19 and I thought it was time to do a beauty secrets post on Lisa Rinna! In case you missed it I’ve done beauty secrets posts for Lisa Rinna’s Real Housewives costars Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, and Erika Jayne already.

I found these photos of her wearing the same dress in 2005 and 2018 so fascinating and great proof that what she is doing is working!!

How Old is Lisa Rinna?

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Stassi Schroeder’s Beauty Secrets

Stassi Schroeder of Vanderpump Rules makeup, hair and OOTD are usually pretty on point. I’ve done beauty breakdowns of tons of the other glam ladies of Bravo (Real Housewives, Southern Charm, etc.) and I thought it was time to do Stassi. Be sure to check out Stassi’s boss Lisa Vanderpump’s Beauty Secrets where this whole series began!

How Old is Stassi Schroeder?

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Naomie Olindo from Southern Charm’s Beauty Secrets

Naomie Olindo is the French beauty on Bravo’s Southern Charm. Naomie is gorgeous and has that effortless yet flawless vibe. You all have really been liking Cameran Eubanks’ and Patricia Altschul’s beauty secrets so I figured another Southern Charm beauty would be a great addition.

How Old is Naomie Olindo?

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RAMONA SINGER'S BEAUTY SECRETS

Ramona Singer Beauty Secrets

Ramona Singer is a Housewife turned single independent lady from the Bravo show Real Housewives of New York City.

How Old is Ramona Singer?

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Sephora VIB Sale Spring 2018

It’s almost Sephora VIB Sale time! Sephora holds two big VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) sales a year- a fall VIB sale in November where you can get up to 20% off your entire purchase and a Spring VIB sale in April where you can get up to 15% off your entire purchase. The sale happens both online and in store. There is no minimum purchase and anyone can access the sale- you just have to sign up for a Sephora Beauty Insider account which is free! You can login to your Sephora account to figure out what level you are or sign up for a Beauty Insider account if you haven’t already.

VIB Rouge – Sale started 4/13/18 and is 15% off of your entire purchase with code

VIB – Sale is 4/20/18- and is 15% off your entire purchase with code

Beauty Insider (aka anyone!) – Sale is 4/20/18- and is 10% off your entire purchase.

This sale is a great time to restock anything you’re running low on or purchase a splurge item you’ve always had your eye on and been curious to try.

New Sephora Products I’ve Been Loving

The Ordinary Buffet Peptide Serum ($18) Edit: No longer available at Sephora.

First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum 0.25% Pure Concentrate ($58) – If you want to add 1 skin care product (that’s not an SPF or cleanser) to your routine you HAVE to add retinol! It helps with acne, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, uneven skin tone, loss of elasticity etc. Retin-A is available as a prescription and my dermatologist has been trying to get me on it for forever. The problem is that prescription strength Retin-A can make you peel… for WEEKS. It is an extremely annoying process you have to endure in order to see the benefits (which will take months to truly see) and your makeup looks like absolute garbage during the transition time. When I read about the First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum and about how it is formulated to be extra gentle for sensitive skin I HAD to try it. I’ve eased in per their recommendations using it every other night and topping with a great moisturizer (the Belif Moisture

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow ($18) – This shimmering rose nude color was designed to be universal and it is gorgeous! The formula is amazing too! So many people I know have been loving this gloss.

Sephora Matte Perfection Powder Foundation ($20) – The absolute best powder foundation I have used in a LONG TIME! Makes you look airbrushed!

HUDA Beauty Lip Contour Set in Trendsetter ($25) – This contains a lip liner and 2 liquid lipsticks. A pro makeup artist used this on me and she told me she uses it on everyone because it’s SUPER flattering.

Go-To Products I Re-Purchase

Belif The True Cream Moisture Bomb ($62) – My go to night (and day if I’m traveling and my skin is parched) cream. EXCELLENT moisturizer that sinks into the skin.

Elizabeth & James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo ($28) – My “special occasion” dry shampoo lol. I use Batiste dry shampoo daily, but when I want my hair to smell amazing I use some of this. Warning: it does have a white cast so I do not recommend this for darker hair!!

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($64) – I first splurged on this during a VIB spring sale a few years ago and the hype is REAL! After you apply this don’t be quick to judge.. for some reason it takes a few minutes to “settle” and then your skin will be looking amazing.

IT Cosmetics CC Cream ($15) – My go-to daytime foundation! CC Cream has skin care ingredients AND SPF 50 and great coverage!

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($20) – This heavy duty lip balm goes on my lips every single night before I go to bed. Must have!

New Items I Want to Try

HUDA Beauty Faux Filter Foundation ($40) – I’ve tried a sample of this foundation and found the coverage and the finish to be so amazing! The problem is that a lot of times the shades I want are out of stock when I go to purchase. A must try if you like full coverage.

New Items I’ve Tried That I’m Not Crazy About

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34) – I’m super oily, but this clings so much to any dry patches you have!

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation ($40) – I find this foundation is so hard to blend!

Check out my Sephora VIB Sale Archive here!

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What will you be buying at the Sephora VIB Sale?

Sephora Fall 2017 VIB Sale – Shopping Tips + 7 Must Try Products

Sephora’s biggest sale of the year is almost here! Sephora’s annual VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) Fall sale has began 11/3/17 for VIB Rouge Members ($1000 spent per calendar year) using the code 20FORROUGE for 20% off your purchase.

For VIB members ($350 spent per calendar year) beginning on 11/10/17-11/15/17 you can use the code 20FORVIB for 20% off your entire order as well.

The sale is open for Beauty Insiders (no minimum, free to sign up) and will be 15% off between 11/10/17-11/15/17 using the code INSIDER15. There’s no minimum purchase and all brands are included which is why this sale is such a big deal!! This sale is also available on the same dates in store as well.

PS Don’t forget to use Ebates to save another 2.5% off!

Sephora VIB Sale Shopping Tips

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Chicago Trip – A&C Live Show, Shopping, Eataly, and more!

A few weekends ago I traveled to Chicago with my friends Annabelle and Meagan for the live show of their podcast Adderall & Compliments. I have been helping the girls in any way I can for the past few months after I saw what an incredible impact they have had on their community of listeners (referred to as “kittens”) all over the world. Annabelle and Meagan have shared on the podcast about their mental health ups and downs and the response has been incredible. Kittens at every show come up to the girls with tears in their eyes saying they have changed their lives and they are forever grateful. They feel so much less alone and like someone finally understands them and what they’re going through and that is just priceless. People have said they were contemplating suicide and the podcast got them through their low point and now they have finally reached out and gotten help- it’s amazing. I think the work they are doing is SO important so I am doing whatever I can to support them in their mission- hence why I have been traveling with them for their live shows!

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