The best time of year! And no I don’t mean the holidays.. yes those are great too but what I’m really excited about today is Sephora’s Annual VIB sale (20% off your ENTIRE cart!). The sale starts November 10th and runs until the 15th! Use code ‘20FORVIB’ at Checkout.
S K I N C A R E
I have struggled with skin issues for a few years now #Ugh. I have very sensitive, acne prone skin. I have finally found a skin care system that works for me, unfortunately it’s not carried at Sephora but a few of their products do come into play in my routine. Since I’ve had such a struggle recently, I really have started to pay attention to my skin care routine and what make up I’m putting on my face.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches: I have horrible dark circles everyday. No matter how much sleep I get, water I drink, they never go away. It’s genetic and tragic. In addition to dark circles, I quite often get puffy eyes, bags and swelling. I’ve used these once and immediately noticed a difference in all my problems, including the dark circles! I’m obsessed. I know they are a little pricier, so I plan to only use them every other day or every few days.
Murad InstaMatte Oil-Control Mask: Like I mentioned above, I have acne prone skin. There are very, very few brands I can use that don’t irritate my skin. Murad is one of the ones I can use! I love this acne mask so much. It helps with stubborn underground pimples as well as clearing black heads. I usually do my PMD (more below) once a week and follow up with this mask.
Head to Toe! Sephora Mask Set: This set is such a steal at $20! You get 5 different masks, but my two favorites are the hair mask and foot mask. I use both weekly.
M A K E U P
Below are my all time, holy grail make up products. I keep all of these in a cosmetic bag, separate from all my make up. I don’t wear make up every single day, but if I do need make up I always, always use these below. (Depending on what I’m doing I’ll wear some products or all products.)
Ps. How CUTE is my new makeup bag! It has two huge compartments + a spot for brushes and a spot for jewelry.
IT Cosmetics ‘Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF’: If I had to choose one make up to wear the rest of my life, it would either be this or mascara. I love this stuff so, so, SO much. I can’t say enough about it. It’s light, yet provides amazing coverage. I also love that it gives you a dewy finish and contains vitamins + SPF. I apply with a beauty blender. If you’ve never tried this I highly suggest trying it while you can grab it on sale!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20: I use the CC Cream every time I wear makeup, but if I’m going for a fuller look I will add this on top of it. I feel it adds additional coverage, closer to wearing a foundation but still not as heavy.
Sephora ‘Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer’: I used to use Nars concealer for under eye concealing and blemishes but I decided to try the Sephora brand. I love it just as much, maybe even more + it’s bigger & cheaper. #OhYesPlz
Nars ‘Blush’: This is the all time best blush. I use it on my friends too and they love it! Color: ‘Orgasm’.
Nars ‘Velvet Matte Lip Pencil’: I’m not a huge lipstick person, I tend to wear nothing or a tinted gloss. I don’t know why, but lipstick is always so messy on me, I forget to reapply and end up looking crazy. This lip pencil is so easy to apply, stays put and I love the velvet matte. It’s basically the only lip I wear now (& no lip liner needed!). Color: Walkyrie
Too Faced ‘Peach Eyeshadow Palette’: This palette is so cute. I love the rich colors and it has a lot of ‘sparkle’ options perfect for the holidays. Bonus: It SMELLS LIKE PEACHES!!
Marc Jacobs ‘Highlighter Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner’: I don’t wear eyeliner that often, but if I do I love this one. It’s very creamy and glides on, but also stays in place so well. I have also started wearing a brown shade, I find it adds definition without being overly harsh like black can be.
S P L U R G E S
This is also the perfect time to stock up on some bigger purchases! These are my three favorites, but if I had to choose one from the list I would pick the PMD.
PMD (Personal Microderm): I use this once a week and have 100% noticed a change in my skin. It’s a small, vacuum like handheld product that gently sucks away dead skin, clogged pores, etc. Not only do I think it helps prevent break outs, but I have also noticed brighter, more even, plumper skin.
Dyson Blow Dryer Set: I do not own the Dyson, but my Melmom and best friend do. I love, love using it. I think a nice blow dryer is so important to your hair quality and sanity. It helps dry your hair quicker and leaves healthier hair. This is the perfect time to splurge on one, while saving a large amount of money.
T3 Curling Iron Trio: My T3 Curling iron is my favorite of all my curling irons! It works so well. It heats up fast, creates a gorgeous curl and my curls hold for days. Literally everything you could ask for in a curler. This trio is such a good price. You receive three curlers for just a little over the price of one.
What are you adding to your cart this year?! I’m always down to try new beauty/makeup products. Is there anything more relaxing than a face mask and bubble bath after a long day?! XO