May Beauty Favorites!!

Heavy on the skincare, glow, and lashes!!

With Summer practically here, my beauty routine deeply focuses on flawless glowy skin AND extreme lashes!! I discovered some new staples and fell back in love with some old favorites!

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My Sephora Spring Sale WISHLIST!!

I’ve been waiting for this since last November – the Sephora Spring sale!! The 15% off sale generally takes place every year some time in April! And I like to be prepared….

I’ve put together a collage of my wish list ((although it will have to be majorly cut down by the time the sale comes around – if I want to stay married…LOL)) and detailed the items below!! I also want to try a new concealer!! What do you babes recommend?!!

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The BEST Subscription Service EVER – SO CHOIX!!

Stop what you’re doing at this very moment and go sign up for a So Choix subscription – I’M SERIOUS!! This is THE subscription service I’ve been waiting for!! NO MORE CRAP BRANDS!! NO MORE RANDOM JUNK!!

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January 2017 Favorites!!

Hi babes!!

This month I discovered ((and REdiscovered)) so many amazing products! My January favorites consist of everything from new products to HG status makeup that I just can’t put down!!

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Best of 2016 | Beauty

2016 has been an phenomenal makeup year for me – new releases, new discoveries, old reconnected treasures, you name it!! Narrowing down my favorites was such a challenge. I tried to include products that I’ve used for the majority of 2016, but had to throw in some super stars that I found later in the year!

And the awards go to…

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Sephora 2016 VIB Sale – Recommendations

Hi Babes!!

The holidays are RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!! Can you believe it?!! Making it even more exciting, the Sephora VIB sale is almost here!! As a VIB Rouge, I save 20% on all of my Sephora purchases during the sale – so I’m starting my gift buying early!! OR you can totally use the sale as an opportunity to stock up on goodies for yourself!! I thought I would give you some sale details AND compile a list of all of the products I recommend and are getting the makeup lovers in my life this year!!

SALE DETAILS

VIB ROUGE:

  • November 4-7, receive 20% off all in-store and online orders with the code 20ROUGE
  • No brand exclusions
  • No limit on the amount of purchases you can make during this event
  • Some stores allow you to receive your discount on purchases made in-store through the entire duration of the sale, up until the 14th
  • If you shop in-store on November 4th you will receive a free holiday tote bag

VIB:

  • November 11-14, receive 20% off all in-store and online orders with code 20VIB
  • No brand exclusions
  • No limit on the amount of purchases you can make during this event

BEAUTY INSIDERS:

  • There is no discount for Beauty Insiders so go shopping with a friend that’s a VIB or VIB Rouge!!

All about my WEEKLY ROTATION!!

HI BABES!!

If you’ve been an Instagram follower of mine for awhile, you know that the makeup I use on a daily basis is primarily dictated by my weekly ((sometimes bi-weekly)) rotation! I absolutely LOVE doing this!! It allows me to shop my stash and use products that may have been forgotten about, us makeup addicts are all guilty of this!

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SO! What do I include and how do I choose the weekly rotation products? WELL! I have a couple of ground rules I like to follow;

  • PRIMERS: I like to choose at least two primers – one smoothing and one more luminous. Depending on the foundation I choose to wear that day, I like to be able to match it to a primer that enhances its look, feel, and wear! This week I’m using the Becca Backlight Priming Filter, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, and the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
  • FOUNDATION: Using the same thought process as with primers, I like to choose foundations with different finishes. I don’t necessarily always abide by my chosen foundations for the week – but use what I’m feeling that day 🙂
  • CONCEALER: I like to have a more hydrating lighter coverage concealer and then a full coverage one. This week I’m using Lancôme Maquicomplet for my light weight one and Lancôme Effacernes for more full coverage
  • POWDER: I only set my under eyes with my La Mer The Powder, so that’s always in rotation – but I switch up my face setting powders weekly. I like to rotate through the ones I own – either a translucent powder, mineral powder, or a pressed foundation. This week I’m using the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
  • BRONZER: I like to have one liquid bronzer ((duh!!)) and two powder bronzers to choose from. For my liquid bronzer, I rotate though the ones I own. This week it’s the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunkissed. For powder bronzers, I usually have one of my HG’s and then one I don’t use very often. This week I’m using two that I don’t use that frequently to see if I fall back in love with them lol – Too Faced Sweet Tea and Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in 02 Bronze
  • BLUSH: I like to have three blushes in rotation – a nude, pink, and peach toned. For me, these types of shades look best and are what I heavily gravitate towards! This week I’m using Tarte Risqué and NARS Impassioned ((Risqué pulls a peach nude on me so that’s why I’m only using two this week. Boom.))
  • HIGHLIGHTER: I like to have one liquid highlighter and two or so powder highlighters that are different in tone that I can pair with any eye/lip combo! This week I’m using Benefit High Beam as my liquid higlihghter and for powder highlighters I’m using Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Peach Goddess, Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 01, Hourglass Strobing Powder in Brilliant, and the new Wet N Wild Gold Bar. 
  • EYESHADOW: I try to have two palettes to use on a weekly basis, although I may change this to one so I can give them each an equal amount of attention LOL! Generally, I like to have one that has a good assortment of matte shades and one that has a nice variety of shimmer shades! This week I’m using both the Lorac Pro 1 and 2 palettes and then threw in my custom Bobbi Brown palette ((I was craving the Toast and Camel shades!!))
  • LIPPIES: These cannot be rotated in my opinion LOL!! I have to wear what I’m feeling – I’m a Leo, I’m loyal to all lip products.

There it is my loves, nothing to it!! Those are my general guidelines for my weekly rotation!! If you decide to try it or already do, tag my in your posts so I can see!!

XO!!

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TARTE KISSING SQUAD LIP SCULPTOR QUAD – WITH SWATCHES!!

If you were to get one Holiday set, THIS IS IT!

I stumbled upon the Tarte Kissing Squad Lip Sculptor Quad one night when I browsing Ulta’s website and knew it was a must have!! FOUR full size products for $34 – UM, YES PLEASE!! The lip sculptors are dual ended lip products with a lipstick on one end and a coordinating lip gloss on the other. This set comes with 4 brand new shades – swatches below!! img_4698TARTE Kissing Squad Limited-Edition Lip Sculptor Quad

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Sephora Friends and Family Sale Wish List!!

Hi babes!!

My favorite time of the year is fast approaching – SEPHORA SALES!! The first one, the Friends and Family sale, is exclusive to those that are invited by a Sephora employee! I was lucky enough to be invited by one of my girlfriends to attend again this year! The sale is happening at the end of October so I’m trying my best to participate in my own no-buy until then! ((so far, so good!! EEK!!)) I thought I’d share with you my wish list!! I like to create a shopping cart on the app and stick to it so I don’t end up going ham at the sale ((it happens!!)) This list will change and be cut down ((if I want to stay married LOL)) throughout the month but this is my starting point!!

Let’s get to it!

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The most comfortable lip color ever?!! NARS Velvet Lip Glide!

NARS released a new hybrid lip formula this week ((although no longer available online – coming back October 1st)) called the Velvet Lip Glide. The Sephora site describes them as “an innovative, long-lasting lip color with a smooth, semi-matte finish that provides ultimate hydration. This highly-saturated lip color combines covetable comfort and confident shades in one smooth move. Its wand coats like a lipstick, yet glides on like a gloss. The finish is semi-matte, long-lasting, and non-drying for luscious, vibrant lips. Water lily flowers and white tea extract are infused into this hybrid lip glide for antioxidant protection and ultimate hydration.”img_1865

Any lip product description that reads vibrant, long-lasting, AND hydrating is totally my jam!! I ordered the shade ‘bound’ – a soft rosy mauve ((swatched below)), and OH. MY. GOSH!! Can’t stop, won’t stop!! Babes, these might just be the MOST COMFORTABLE LIP COLORS EVER!! Read More