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

Reading Wrap Up | March

I read some really good books this month! One book, The Guest List, I have been waiting so long to read and finally finished it. I love doing these mini book reviews, so if you love reading as much as I do, maybe this will inspire you to pick up a new book! Here’s what I read:

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch is one of my favorite authors. He writes these sci-fi thrillers that keep me on the edge of my seat. This one, Recursion, is no different. This is a story about a man, Barry Sutton, who is investigating a mysterious illness where people are having memories of lives that they have never lived. Barry eventually meets a scientist, Helena Smith, who is inventing a machine that will change peoples lives and the world.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

This was the top book of 2021 and I’m glad I finally got to read it! This is about a wedding taking place off of a remote coast in Ireland, and the drama that ensues between the wedding party guests. There are deep and dark secrets shared, how the characters are connected, and eventually a murder. This book was full of twists and surprises.

The Therapist by BA Paris

When I saw BA Paris released a new book, I had to have it! She is my favorite thriller author, and known for her shocking twists. This book was about a couple, Alice and Leo, who moved to an exclusive community called The Circle. Not long after moving in, Alice discovers a secret about her home and it’s dark past. Soon the neighbors start to show their true colors and things are not so perfect in The Circle.

That’s it for my reading wrap up!

What did you read this month?

Thanks for reading xx

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