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:Continue reading
Happy Earth Day! We all want to have a healthy thriving planet that is going to be able to sustain us for generations to come. The amount of decisions you have to make in order to be “green” or environmentally responsible can be overwhelming. The good news is that every small change you make adds up.
With beauty bloggers showing off enormous IKEA ALEX Vanities full of makeup and hair products and the inundation of ads we see everyday, it’s hard to resist buying more beauty products than we actually need. How can we do our part when it comes to makeup?
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Exciting news for lovers of both Real Housewives and makeup- Erika Jayne is releasing a limited edition makeup collection with the makeup brand Too Faced! The collection is called Pretty Me$$ (which is also Erika Jayne’s Instagram handle @theprettymess). I’ve done an extensive post all about Erika Jayne’s beauty secrets including her makeup and skin care so be sure to check that out too!
Erika Jayne x Too Faced Pretty Mess Makeup CollectionContinue reading
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!!
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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!
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Kelly Dodd from Real Housewives of Orange County can be pretty polarizing, but I think we can all agree that she’s absolutely gorgeous and may be aging in reverse.
How Old is Kelly Dodd?Continue reading
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?
Hi Everyone- How did we do at the Sephora VIB sale? Just to refresh- the Sephora VIB sale in the fall is their biggest sale of the year offering 20% off your total purchase (if you’ve spent $350 or more at Sephora in a calendar year and are “VIB” status) or 15% off your total purchase for everyone else (free to sign up to be a “Beauty Insider”, no minimum purchase required).
The codes for the sale are 20FORVIB for 20% off for VIB members and INSIDER15 for 15% off Beauty Insiders. The sale ends tonight 11/15/17!
I swear these sets were added after I put in my order and OMG they are amazing!! WANT!!!