NEW Makeup and Skincare Haul | Sephora Spring Sale

Sephora recently had their annual spring sale and I picked up a whole bunch of new products and a few old faves, so I thought I would share them! I mostly picked up new skincare, but I did grab a couple of makeup products too.

Let’s start with the makeup. That’s my favorite!

I picked up two Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadows in Satin Corset and Soft Suede. These are two shimmery colors that I thought would be really pretty as a one wash of color over the eyes which is what I have been doing with my eyeshadow. One is a champagne gold color and one is a little darker and bronzy. Here are some swatches:

Satin Corset, Soft Suede

Next, the Tower 28 Lipgloss in XOXO. This lipgloss looked so pretty and perfect for summer! It is a sheer hot pink and I love the cute packaging! It had really good reviews. Here’s a swatch:

XOXO

Lastly for makeup, the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter in 1 Fair. I have the small size of 2 fair, and I needed a lighter color, so I was so excited to see this in stock. This is so popular right now and always sold out. I love the look of my skin with this; it gives the prettiest glow and I don’t even bother with foundation when I use this. Here are swatches of shades 1 and 2 so maybe you can see which shade would work for you. They are very peachy toned and also look the same in this swatch, but shade one is a lot lighter in person.

1 fair, 2 fair

Ok, onto skincare!

I love to self tan, and I have been wanting to try these Isle of Paradise Tanning Drops. I picked these up in the shade medium. You are supposed to mix a few drops of this with your body lotion and apply it to your skin, and it gives a gradual tan. I love the idea of mixing it; it sounds easy and quick. Can’t wait to try these!

I also picked up a favorite product of mine, the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. This is a powder that you put into your hand and mix with a little bit of water. It creates a paste, and you use it to exfoliate your face. I love this, it lasts a really long time and it really leaves my skin smooth.

I was looking for a new clay mask; I love them for clearing and tightening my pores and this one had great reviews! This is the Innisfree Pore Clearing Clay Mask. You get a lot of product for only $15. I am excited to try this!

I love the Biossance Sunscreen and wear it every day, so I was excited to see this Rapid Radiance Set and thought it would be a good way to try out more from the brand. This comes with an eye cream, a resurfacing serum, a repair cream, and a vitamin c serum. All of these products have good reviews, and I’m really into skincare right now.

I have really dry skin, so I wanted to try a hydrating mask to put on my skin at night. I saw this Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate and Glow Dream Mask. First off, love the name! This is supposed to really hydrate and plump the skin. It has vitamin c for brightening the skin, and hyaluronic acid and squalane for hydration.

Last thing is the Hyaluronic Acid Serum from The Inkey List. I have tried a few products from this brand and I love them and how affordable they are. This serum is just really supposed to help with hydration and plumping the skin!

That’s it for the haul! Have you tried any of these products? Did you pick up anything from the sale? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading! xx

5 Cream Makeup Products For That Dewy Glow

At 37, my skin is not as youthful as it once was. I find my powders creasing and making my fine lines more noticeable. I have decided to abandon powders because they really just don’t do my dry skin any favors at all! Bye Bare Minerals!

I am wanting that clean skin dewy look for my makeup, and cream products look SO much better and youthful! If you find that your makeup is looking crepey and powdery, maybe try out a cream product instead!

Here are my top 5 favorites.

2 Fair, Pink Dahlia

These two are the real MVP’s right here. This Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter is my most favorite makeup product probably ever. I use this as a primer every day after my moisturizer and it gives the prettiest glow (no glitter/shimmer). I haven’t been wearing foundation, so just this and a little bit of concealer is my jam! It doesn’t give much coverage, but I don’t like much, and it just takes the dullness away! This shade (2 fair) is a bit dark and peachy for me, so I just purchased the lightest shade (1 fair) in the full size. Can’t wait to get it!

For blush, this Anastasia Stick Blush in Pink Dahlia is perfect. The cream is a rosy pink color and blends like a freakin dream! I dot this on the apples of my cheeks and a little across my nose, and use either my fingers or the little brush attached to blend it out. It gives like sunburnt-but-in-a-good-way vibes. Obsessed!

Here are swatches of both!

2 Fair, Pink Dahlia
Oak’s On You, Lit, Iced Mocha

For my skintone, I have to have a little bit of bronzer. I have fair skin (think MAC NW20), and so without bronzer my skin looks dull and uneven. This cream bronzer stick from Wet N Wild is matte, and not orangey! It glides on my skin and gives a healthy glow to my face. It just makes me look alive! I only need a little and I apply it at the tops of my cheekbones, and across my hairline at my forehead. It blends out so smoothly and doesn’t look cakey. Love that it’s drugstore!

For highlight, I love this Lit color by Milk. This is a light champagne gold shimmery color without glitter. I use a bit of this on the high points of my face (above blush on very top of cheeks, a tiny bit on the top of my nose, and in my inner corners). I swear, this makes me look youthful! I love stick products like these because they’re so easy to just dab on.

Lastly is an oldie but goodie product that I’ve been using for YEARS. This is the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Iced Mocha. If you like MAC Satin Taupe, this is the same color but in cream form. It’s a shimmery bronze taupe color that is a one-and-done shade for me. I smudge this on my eyelids and a little underneath my eyes, and blend it out with my fingers. So pretty and effortless.

Here are the swatches.

Oak’s On You, Lit, Iced Mocha

Do you love cream products too? What are your faves?

Thanks for reading xx

What’s In My Lululemon Belt Bag | My Gym Purse

Hello! A few months ago, I got a membership to my local gym. I needed a new hobby, and I thought working out would be a good one! This gym is right across from my girls’ school, so it is very convenient. I have been going at 7:30 am every morning after I drop them off, and I really love it.

I use this Lululemon Belt Bag because it is so easy and casual. It is the perfect little gym bag and fits all of my essentials.

Here is a look at the bag. It comes in a few other colors, but I like the basic black.

It has a few mesh pockets on the inside
and one zip pocket on the outside

Here’s what I keep in it!

  • Keys
  • Cardholder – this is LV Heritage Collection
  • Extra ponytail holders (Invisibobble)
  • Gucci Flora Rollerball – this perfume smells AMAZING
  • Burt’s Bees Chapstick (must have)
  • Lawless Lip Gloss – such a pretty pink and plumps and smooths lips
  • Listerine Strips – I love these instead of gum or mints
  • A mask – I don’t wear this in the gym but I have it just in case
  • Sunglasses – black aviators are my go to
  • Air pods and extra headphones – just in case one doesn’t work I have both!
  • Bandaids – in case of blisters
  • A lock so I can put this bag up
  • An emergency protein bar in case I get hangry

Everything fits and I still have room! This bag is so perfect for the gym or a casual day like going on a walk or to the park. I wear it across my chest because it looks so cute that way, and it’s hands free!

That’s it for my bag!

Thanks for reading! xx

Products Tik Tok Made Me Buy

Not only does Tik Tok crack me up on a daily basis, but I have found so many good ideas, recipes and products on Tik Tok! Today I thought I would share some beauty products that Tik Tok talked me into.

OPI Bubble Bath and Funny Bunny

I have a huge nail polish collection, so it’s not surprising that I already owned both of these super popular nail colors. Although I love them both on their own, Tik Tok taught me to MIX them! They are both very sheer colors, and mixing them together is so so pretty. The Tik Tok I watched said to do two coats of Funny Bunny and then one coat of Bubble Bath overtop. The result is the palest pinky white color that is so nude and perfect.

Eucerin Daily Hydration Cream

I saw a Tik Tok saying that this is the best sunscreen cream that you can use all over your body, even your face! It has SPF 30, and it is not greasy at all. I love to apply this all over my neck and chest area, and also my arms. I am outside watching my girls at tennis practices and matches a lot, and this is perfect for protecting my skin. It doesn’t have a smell and doesn’t have that greasy sunscreen feel. I love it! It also comes in a huge tube and a little bit goes a long way.

Ariana Grande Cloud

I am not a huge fragrance person, but girls were raving about this perfume on Tik Tok. This is supposed to be a dupe for the ever-popular Baccarat Rouge Perfume, which is like $500 or something crazy. This perfume smells SO good, and my husband loves it too. It is a very warm vanilla scent with notes of amber and lavender. It is kind of a sweet scent, but still like, grown up? I don’t know, I’m not good at describing scents! I do really like this and will probably grab the full size!

Gua Sha

Ok, the Gua Sha. Have you guys tried these? This is a rose quartz one. You are supposed to massage your face with it and it will lift and tone the skin on your face! I start under my chin and drag it upwards towards my ear. Let me tell you, I haven’t noticed a difference yet but I will continue to use it!

Pat McGrath Blitz Gold and Derol #3 Rose

This Pat McGrath lip gloss looks scary and yellow here, but I saw a girl applying it on Tik Tok and it gave such a pretty look. The color is a sheer gold glitter and looks so good mixed with my natural lip color, and I feel like it would look so good on any lip color. I have been loving glossy lips lately and this one is my current fave!

The other lippie that Tik Tok talked me into is this Kissio Derol Lip Plumper in Rose. If you like lip plumpers that hurt, you will love this! This is like the Too Faced Lip Injection times a million. I will not lie when I say that this BURNS, but boy oh boy, you will have the look of lip injections haha! I really like this.

So, those are the products Tik Tok made me buy! Does Tik Tok influence you too?

Thanks for reading! xx

Quarterly Empties | Products I’ve Used Up

Hello! It is the end of March, which means my empties box is piling up! It is time for me to share some products that I have used recently, and whether I would repurchase them (or not!).

Here they are!

Let’s start off with haircare.

First off, I have to mention this Eva NYC Mane Magic Spray. This stuff really is magic for your hair. Not gonna lie, the packaging sold me, but the product inside is even better! This is a all-in-one spray that does 10 things to benefit your hair. Detangles, heat protectant, smoothing…etc. The smell is so nice and the sprayer distributes the product perfectly. A must have if you have long hair like me, and my two girls! Definite repurchase!

Uh, the Olaplex. Did I buy the right ones? Pretty sure I didn’t, because my drugstore shampoo and conditioner is better. The shampoo left my hair feeling weighed down and…almost too moisturized? The conditioner was literally the same as like, my Herbal Essences, so…not sure about the hype, but I won’t be repurchasing!

Last for hair is this Amika Flash Instant Shine Mask. This was a free sample, but I have tried this before and I love it. You are supposed to put it through your hair after shampoo/conditioner and leave it for a few minutes and then rinse. It really does make your hair super shiny after you get out of the shower and dry it. I love Amika products! I would purchase this.

Ok, on to some body/face products.

This Nivea lotion is the only body lotion I have used for YEARS. It comes in a big pump bottle, doesn’t really have a scent (which I like) and makes my skin so shiny. It really moisturizes and gives such a nice glow. Love it and already repurchased.

For face, I love this Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. I use this once, maybe twice a week, and it really gets rid of dead skin and leaves my face feeling super soft and smooth. I love the feeling of the tiny scrubbers. Already repurchased.

Paula’s Choice has my heart, especially this 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. This is super popular, but I have been using it for years and it really keeps breakouts away. I use this by just patting it into my skin a few times a week before bed, and when I wake up, my skin is glowy and soft. Already repurchased.

Can you believe I used up two nail polishes?

First off is this OPI Funny Bunny, which quickly became my favorite fingernail polish. It is a soft white, but not a bright white, if that makes sense. It is the only white I like. It is rather sheer, even with three coats, and that is why I like it so much! It looks so fresh and chic. You have to try it if you like white nails! Already repurchased.

Next is Essie Gel Couture in Model Citizen. I LOVE the Essie Gel Couture line, and this color is what I do my toes with. I always use some sort of mid tone pink for my toes; I think that looks best on me with my skintone. This is the perfect pink for that, and it stays on my toes for about two weeks. Already repurchased.

I used up quite a few lash products.

First, my favorite of all time, Loreal Lash Paradise. I’ve gone on and on about how much I love this mascara, it is super black, lengthens, and gives so much volume. Already repurchased.

Benefit Rollerlash used to be my favorite, but I don’t like it anymore- the brush is so tiny and it takes forever to get the look I need. Wouldn’t purchase.

Milk Makeup Kush Mascara – I really liked this, it gave me the same look as with my Loreal, just a slight bit clumpier, but I could make it work! Would purchase.

Maybelline Falsies Lash Lift – I loved this! It gave me the same full lashes that my Loreal does, and no clumping or flaking. Would purchase.

Lastly, my love, my Revitalash. I used this tube for an entire year, and my lashes are insanely long. This is an eyelash serum that you apply at night before bed, and it grows your lashes. It really does work, when you’re using it. You have to be consistent and use it every night. Would repurchase.

Lastly, a few lippies and a primer.

This Huda Beauty lip gloss is so pretty, but I really could not get past the smell. It has almost a rancid cardboard-y smell to it, but was actually a nice gloss. Maybe I got a bad one. Would not repurchase.

This Marc Jacobs one in Sugar High was so so pretty. I was sad when it dried up. I guess I will not be repurchasing, since Marc Beauty has stopped production!

The NYX Pore Filler is ehhh. First off, there was hardly any product in this tube, and it gets all stuck and then shoots out! It actually gives the same effect as my Benefit Porefessional though, which I love. Would not repurchase though because of packaging issue.

Whew! That was a lot of empties.

What have you used up and loved? Let me know below…there’s a Sephora sale coming up!

Thanks for reading! xx

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