Sephora’s Spring Savings Event

Hi everyone! (aka the two people reading this from my living room you yours)

So who knows if this is appropriate during a time like now, or a perfect distraction but I wanted to share my top picks for Sephora’s Spring Savings Event that is going on now! Rouge members receive 20% off, VIB members receive 15% off, and Insider members receive 10% off, all with the promo code SPRINGSAVE.

Even though I haven’t used an ounce of makeup lately, I still purchased some refill items (wishful thinking that one day I’ll put my face back on) and more importantly, trying to take this time to be diligent about my skincare routine and get my skin looking healthy so I have my eyes some new products as well as some more refills. Below is my breakdown of items I purchased as well as others that I still have my wondering eye on…

drunk elephant babyfacial


Refills/Tried & True Faves:

Drunk Elephant Bare With Us Kit - GREAT starter kit, HIGHLY recommend!

TATCHA The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer

Fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash

TATCHA The Dewy Cream


Sobel Skin RX 4.5% Retinol Night Treatment

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Toner

TATCHA Brightening Duo – so excited for this one!

hourglass foundation stick


Refills/Tried & True Faves:

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Amplifying Eye Primer

Dior Addict Stellar Shine Lipstick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick


Sephora Collection Clear and Cover Acne Treatment Cream Concealer with 2% Salicylic Acid

Laneige Glowy Makeum Serum

TATCHA The Liquid Silk Canvas: Featherweight Protective Primer

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Unlocked


Hourglass Veil Setting Spray


tan luxe illuminating face drops


Refills/Tried & True Faves:

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

Ouai Volume Spray

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water

Viktor&Rolf BONBON Perfume


Grande Cosmetics GrandeBrow Brow Enhancing Serum

Tan-Luxe THE FACE Illuminating Self-Tan Drops

Kerastase L’incroyable Blow-Dry Reshapable Lotion

Sephora Collection Foot Mask

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

Drunk Elephant Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream

What will you be purchasing? Make sure to share!

Stay safe and healthy!



Hair Talk

A couple months ago I chopped a good amount of hair off and now sport what would best be described as a lob (although I keep cutting an inch off here and there) and I couldn’t be happier! Whenever I change my hair significantly, I tend to find myself buying new hair products and trying out some new styles. I probably didn’t necessarily need any new products, but I’m certainly loving them and with the Sephora Beauty Insider Event still going on until tomorrow, May 6th, I wanted to make sure I shared them with you! Remember, Rouge members receive 20% off with promo code HEYROUGE, VIB members receive 15% off with promo code HEYVIB, and Beauty Insiders receive 10% off with promo code HEYINSIDER.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

If you were to buy one thing for your hair, hands down I would recommend splurging on the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer! This hair dryer truly is a game changer; it seriously cuts down the drying time which ultimately mean less heat which means less damage. My hair has never felt better! I know it’s pricey but with how fast I can now do my hair now, I’ve noticed I’ve significantly cut down how many times I get a blowout which makes the price tag sting less, especially when purchasing it with a discount like you can now! They also came out with an amazing Mother’s Day gift set which includes a paddle brush and detangling comb, in addition to the smoothing nozzle, styling nozzle, diffuser, non-slip mat, and storage hanger. It makes the perfect gift for anyone in your life, especially you!

t3 interchangeable wand

Since I have never been able to use a traditional curling iron without getting a crease in my hair from the clamp, I’ve always used a curling wand to curl/wave my hair and my absolute favorite wand is the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand Set. It comes with 3 different wands to accomplish different styles: waves, spiraled curls, and large loose waves. It is currently on sale for $250 (regularly $300) PLUS your Sephora Beauty Insider savings (10,15, or 20% off) on top of that! Alternatively, if you’re looking to just test out/play around with a wand because you’re not sure how much you’d use one and would be interested in something cheaper I would definitely recommend the Kristin Ess Soft Wave Pivoting Wand Curling Iron from Target, which obviously isn’t from Sephora but I want to make sure I offer items at varying price points and this one is currently on sale AND Target’s currently offering a $5 gift card with every $20 purchase with the promo code BEAUTY.

Kerastase Reflection Sulfate Free Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair

During Sephora’s sales I like to stock up on items that I typically wouldn’t splurge on and that includes Kerastase hair products, which are amazing but also pricey in comparison to other shampoos and conditioners out there. I love the Reflection Sulfate Free Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair, paired with the Reflection Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair. Since I of course have an array of different shampoos and conditioners in my shower at the moment, I wanted to share that I’m also a big fan of Alterna Haircare’s Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner (good set available!), as well as Alterna’s Multiplying Shampoo and Conditioner.

Living Proof Dry Shampoo

To avoid making this post a novel (and because I have to watch GOT!), here’s a list of the current styling products and masks that I’m loving or just ordered to try for the first time:

Ouai Volume Spray

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast

The Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Body Builder

Ouai Memory Mist Heat Protectant

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Dryspun Volume Texture Spray

Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

Please reach out if you have any inquiries, and be sure to refer to my complete list of recommendations and wish list that I published last week!

Happy Shopping!


Sephora’s Spring Beauty Insider Event

So we’re going to skip the spiel of me saying it’s been forever since I’ve done a true blog post. Because it has been. But here I am, so let’s hope there’s more than 5 of you out there right now actually reading this because it’s a good one (long, but good!)… Tomorrow begins Sephora’s Beauty Insider Event for Rouge members only, and they will receive 20% off their entire purchase with the promo code HEYROUGE until May 6th. Then for all other members, the savings begin May 2nd through May 6th where VIB members will receive 15% off with promo code HEYVIB and Beauty Insiders members will receive 10% off with promo code HEYINSIDER. To take advantage of this biannual savings, I’ve listed my recommendations as well as my own personal wish list, broken down into ‘Skincare, Makeup, and Hair’ categories to make your shopping as easy as possible. And remember, to help support the blog, please use the links below :)

sephora vib 2019 spring sale

Recommendations: I always stress to take this events to stock up on all of your current faves even if you don’t necessarily need it now. Have a favorite mascara? Favorite bronzer or face wash that you continue to purchase time and time again? Why wait until these items aren’t on sale? Stock up now and SAVE!! Below are all of my tried and true faves that I’ve probably written about a million times here and talk about them nonstop to all of my friends so I’ll spare you full descriptions of them all. If you’d like to know more about them, just give a holler.


First and foremost, to avoid reading every single Drunk Elephant product, if you’re new to the brand I highly recommend purchasing The Littles since it is an eight-piece collection of travel sizes. We can now formally proceed…

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask

Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator

OleHenrikson Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner

Sunday Riley: Power Couple: Lactic Acid & Retinol Kit

Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream

Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment

Dr Roebuck’s Lifesaver Skin Brightening Toner

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Bronzing Drops


Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

Dior Lip Glow

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter (Cult Classic)

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray (Both regular and mini which is perfect for travel)

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

Diorshow Volume Plumping Lash Primer (I don’t apply mascara without it, period.)

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Concealer (Perfect for covering pimples!)

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer


Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer (Please check out this amazing set for Mother’s Day for the same price as the regular one – hello best gift ever!)

Ouai Volume Spray

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast

T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand (Huge news: this fan favorite, Allure Best of Beauty winner is currently marked $50 on sale, plus you’d receive your Beauty Insider savings…woah. If you were ever interested in this, now is the time to buy and I’m sure it will sell out fast!)


Wish List: Below are products that I’m flirting with adding to cart and trying while I can score them 20% off. Do I need any of this? Definitely not. Do I want them because I’m a complete sucker? Absolutely yes.


Drunk Elephant Get Even Kit: I obvi love me a DE kit, as I think the savings are amaze and this one includes such fab products including the daytime serum, nighttime serum, tinted sunscreen, moisturizer, and retinol. Would be a great set if you already own The Littles or want to also purchase this set that includes bigger sizes.

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum: Again, certainly don’t need but after watching the video on the product’s page on Sephora and reading the reviews I am thoroughly interested!

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask: Everything about this mask sounds dreamy, especially scoring it 20% off

Coola Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops SPF 30: So in a nut shell, this Coola sunscreen also helps prevent visible signs of aging caused by sun damage. Yes please!

Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream: I am 110% purchasing this cream as soon as the sale goes live as I have read countless amazing reviews on it and of course am already a huge Tatcha fan, and I have a feeling it could very easily go out of stock during the sale.


Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick in Coral Vif: I’ve heard this formula is great and similar to my beloved NARS Audacious Lipstick and this shade looks beautiful!

Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder: In the past I’ve used Laura Mercier’s powders (I own this and this), but have heard that this powder is absolutely amazing, especially to set under eye concealer in the shade Poundcake.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Highlighter Wand: I have wanted to try this for a while, but it actually sold out during the Fall event and I refused to pay full price, despite the insane reviews it receives. This time I’m buying it ASAP! (Side note: I love the bronzer/contour version of this!)

Marc Jacobs O!mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Prim-O!: I played with this pink-nude shimmer in the store and it was dreamy!

Dior Diorskin Nude Luminizer Shimmering Glow Powder in 01 – Nude Glow: I need another highlighter like I need a hole in my head, but I have always wanted this one as it is SO luxe!

Dior Addict Stellar Shine Lipstick: These puppies are brand new and sound perfect for the day, as they offers shine, hydration, and color. I currently can’t decide between 769 – Dior Fortune (a rosy plum) and 976 – Be Dior (fuchsia)…help!!

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner in (Wave)Length: This midnight blue shimmer eyeliner is simply stunning and I want to purchase for a bottom lid look for a fun, summer pop!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Eyeliner: I actually do need a new liquid eyeliner and this one has been receiving rave reviews and I’m certainly a huge fan of the collection’s mascara, plus with the savings it’s a great deal.

YSL Touche Eclat High Cover Concealer: Obvi I’ve been a long time fan of the traditional Touche Eclat, and now that they’ve come out with this hybrid concealer, I’m all about it! I color-matched in the store and I really liked the 3 – Almond shade.


The Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Body Builder: As you know I’m a huge Living Proof fan and this product sounds great. Plus, slap an ‘Allure Best of Beauty’ sticker on anything and I’m game!

Ouai Memory Mist Heat Protectant: Read up on this spray and you’ll see it sounds like it!

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Dryspun Volume Texture Spray: I’m almost out of my Oribe Texturizing Spray and I was thinking of giving this one a try since it has such great reviews!

Ok, I think that about covers it. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything!

Tip: Make sure you purchase everything you want fast! Products really do sell out fast during this promotion and you don’t want to miss out on the savings!

Happy Shopping!


Sephora’s Beauty Insider Event

So I’m not even going to give a whole song and dance about the fact that I am embarrassed of how long it’s been since I’ve done a true blog post (#worldsworstblogger over hurr), but I can say I’ve at least been trying to post more on Instagram so if you’re not already doing so, follow me there as well as on the App via the App Store! It makes shopping your fav bloggers links beyond easy – like scary you’re going to spend too much money, easy.

Ok, so now that we’ve gotten past the fact that I suck as a blogger I am still a pretty damn good shopper and right now Sephora’s having their biannual Beauty Insider Appreciation Event aka the time to stock up and splurge on all of your favorite beauty products as well as the ones you’ve been itching to try! From now until tomorrow evening, Rouge members will receive 20% off of their purchase, VIB members will receive 15%, and Beauty Insiders will receive 10% off. You can use your appropriate promo code just once online and an unlimited amount in store. For Rouge members, the promo began last week and I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve made in store purchases after my big online haul, especially since there’s a very small chance my husband could be reading this. So since now is really one of two times a year you can save on most of your Sephora faves (the Spring event usually only goes up to 15% savings FYI), it really is the time to purchase and because of that I’ve had a ton of friends reach out to specifically inquire about my current skincare routine so I wanted to share all of the items that I bought and/or suggest buying now, broken out by Makeup, Skincare, and Hair. Since I was hoping to do this post on Thursday and it’s now Sunday, I’m sparing you with fancy collages and swatches so you just get a bomb ass shopping list, woop woop! And as always, please reach out and let me know if you have any additional q’s:

Sephora Top Picks


Foundations: Here are my current top picks, all of which are pricey so some savings definitely doesn’t hurt! And little reminder, I prefer a medium to full coverage and I always go a little darker than my face actually is to better match my shoulders and arms.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick: I’ve tried a bunch of foundation sticks, which are great for saving time in the mornings and this is by far my fav! I wear Warm Beige and I also love the matching brush!

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation: I actually just received a sample of it after hearing how much everyone loves it and I now understand why, it blends in so well! My sample was Warm Beige and while it’s of course technically on the darker side, I love it!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate: Heads up I usually just blend this over another foundation since it is heavy and full, but when I want a flawless look for the evenings, this foundation is perfectttt! I actually have a couple of shades but my favorite is 44 – Golden Medium and the matching brush is also my favorite liquid foundation brush to use!

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: I’m sure I don’t need to explain this one as it has been a cult classic for years, but I wanted to share that it’s now also available in a mini, yay! I wear color 5.5.

Miscellaneous Makeup Items:

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick: I’ve been wearing Candy Bling (a red raspberry) a lot, and just purchased One Mauve Time (a soft berry mauve), and I love it – will be perfect for Fall!

Hourglass Veil™ Translucent Setting Powder: My absolute new favorite setting powder, hands down! I really love that with one tap it dispenses the suggested amount of powder to use, it’s perfect! But I would highly suggest getting the new mini size for travel after I made a mess of mine during our last trip. Trust me.

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer: While it’s a bit pricey for a primer, it’s worth every penny as it creates the perfect canvas for makeup and has your skin feeling oh so soft.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout™ Full-Coverage Concealer: When you have a blemish that you need to cover up but don’t want makeup to make it worse, this needs to be your go-to! It is a concealer and drying lotion in one, so it helps treat the blemish as well as cover it.

Hourglass Caution™ Extreme Lash Mascara: Hourglass’s new mascara and it is!! Also available in a mini size - loving this new trend!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop: I am a proud owner of quite the highlighter collection and this one still reigns supreme, and again – avail in mini!

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops: While I’m not exactly sure if this qualifies under ‘Makeup’ or ‘Skincare’, but the fact that it contains color and I looove how it makes my skin look, especially on a mild makeup day (gym, pool, etc), I filed it under Makeup.


AM Regimen: These are the items that I’ve either currently been using or have just added to my routine with purchases from the promotion

Toner: I just purchased Dr. Roebuck’s Lifesaver Skin Brightening Toner and I’m already loving how it feels first thing in the morning. It makes me feel refreshed and brightened, and also removes any dirt or lingering makeup from the night before, especially if I’m in a rush and don’t have time for a morning face wash.

Serums: I’m now alternating Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, which I’m obsessed with, and the brand new Olehenriksen Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum, after reading all of the insaaaane reviews from beauty editors.

Eye Cream: I was using Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream (which I love), but I finally decided to try the Olehenriken Banana Bright Eye Crème since people rave about how it looks underneath makeup and now will just use my C-Tango at night.

Moisturizer: Because I’m me and I always have multiple, synonymous products, I’ve been using It Cosmetics Secret Sauce Clinically Advanced Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer (avail in both full and mini size) and Drunk Elephant (are you noticing a theme yet?) Protini Polypeptide Cream, which makes my skin feel nice and plump (in a good way).

Sunscreen: Always remember to make sure to apply an actual sunscreen and not think you’re covered just because your moisturizer or foundation has SPF in it, I love Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, because it gives a great tint for when you’re wearing this to the pool or beach sans makeup.

PM Regimen:

Toner: I just purchased Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment and it is AWESOME! Not for the weak, it gives a pretty strong tingle as it is a toner that also exfoliates, an amazing dupe for the pricey P50V for those who are familiar with the cult classic. This can certainly also be used in the morning if you prefer.

Serums: I have been alternating Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and Skinmedica Retinol Complex .25 (not from Sephora – just found on Overstock for an insanely low price, FYI), both of which are fantastic.

Eye Cream: As I stated above, I’m now using Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream at night.

Moisturizer: Nights when I use DE T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, I use Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream, which is so rich and thick in all the great ways; Nights when I use the Skinmedica Retinol, I am now using Olehenriksen Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème on top, again per the fantastic reviews it has received. And I should note that both new Olehenriksen Retin-ALT products are plant-based retinol alternatives and spoiler alert: they are purple (yes, purple) and smell AMAZING!


Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial (everyone needs, I do mine every week #babyfacialsundays) / Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial OilLa Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser (not sold at Sephora, but affordable and gets skin super clean) / Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator / Fresh Sugar Face Exfoliator / Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (the mini is perfect for traveling!)

Hair: I purchased more than I usually do for my hair as I now color it regularly (approximately every 3 months to cover my greys, thanks to my boys!), am growing out baby hairs from my last pregnancy, and of course use heat on it every damn day.

Kerstase Reflection Sulfate Free Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair: Sephora has finally welcomed the uber popular line to and I decided to take advantage of the promo and ordered myself a bottle, hopefully I’ll agree with all of the outstanding reviews!

Ouai Wave Spray and Volume Spray: I already use the Volume Spray, which I’m a big fan of, so I decided to also order the Wave Spray considering it’s an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.

IGK Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray: The new product description is “A heat-protective blowout spray that mimics the smooth, frizz-free results of a keratin treatment.” I live in humid South Florida, need I explain more as to why I purchased it?!

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask: An Allure Readers Choice Award Winner, I finally purchased this mask after hearing the impressive reviews of it restoring hydration to dry, brittle, and damaged hair.

Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3: If you’re already a fan (which I’m sure many of you are) or have been wanting to try it, now is the time to stock up! Now available is also the new No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo: My all time favorite dry shampoo, period. I don’t go on vaca without packing the mini size!

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast: Go ahead, give it a try…you’ll love! And yes, available in mini size as well!

Welp, I think that about covers it…Happy Shopping!


Sephora’s Spring Beauty Insider Event

So I just looked back and saw that my last post was on January 2nd. That’s almost four months ago people! Not to mention all of my past posts refer to the fact that it’s been so long since I blogged; so it’s official…#worldsworstblogger.

That being said, you have to start somewhere, right? And what better way than Sephora’s Spring Beauty Insider Event?! Beginning today through Monday, both online and in-store, Beauty Insider Members will receive 10% off and Rouge/VIB Members will receive 15% off most products. Not a Beauty Insider Member? Not a problem. You can very easily (and quickly – takes but a couple of minutes!) sign up in-store as well as on their website here. It’s the perfect time to stock up on all of your favorites as well as try some goodies that have been on your beauty wish list. Here are some of the top products that I’ve either purchased or are still lingering on my wish list:

sephora spring beauty insider event

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick: This has quickly become one of my favorite foundations of all time, so much so that I just finished my second stick and purchased a third! Full coverage, easy application, what more could one want?!

Drunk Elephant Acid Trip Kit: So I know through my blog and Instagram I’ve shared my love for this brand and with each product I purchase, I fall more and more in love! There’s a reason as to why all of the previous kits I’ve discussed have sold out and why Sephora is actually limiting each customer to three Drunk Elephant products during this event…they’re THAT GOOD so now is definitely the time to buy and try for yourself! This set includes four of their best products: C-Firma Day Serum, T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, and Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil.

Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream: Yes, another DE product but this one is their latest product to their line and I’ve been so excited to try it! The company already had their popular Shaba Complex Eye Serum, but not an eye cream until now so if you don’t believe you need to tackle severe signs of aging yet, this eye cream is a great product to use for brightening, firmness and elasticity, as well as wrinkles and hydration.

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick: Have you noticed yet that I have excellent brand loyalty? This lipstick is so ridiculously chic looking and the color payoff is just as beautiful. Since I’m a sucker for a red lip, I adore the shade Secretly and while it’s a splurge, at least snagging it for 10 or 15% off helps!

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer: If you’re not already familiar with this brand, get familiar with it! This is their latest product and their first primer. Not only does it do the work of a primer and help your makeup last longer, it also supposedly helps keep skin clear and prevents breakouts. And if you are in fact a newbie, I absolutely encourage you to check out some of their fab sets such as the Bestsellers Set, Skincare for Makeup Lovers – Instant Dewy Glow Set, and Pore-Perfecting Moisturizer & Cleanser Duo.

Dyson Supersonic Mother’s Day Gift Red Edition: So I’ve been drooling over this blow dryer since Dyson released it, and now they have come out with a limited edition color and travel case just for Mother’s Day! This beautiful set (along with the discount) may just be the perfect gift to request this year…and let’s be serious, we totes deserve it!

Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3: Since having Max and dealing with postpartum hair loss, I feel like I have more bad hair days than good ones; it feels damaged, greasy, and just plain gross so I’ve been on the quest to try and change all of that. I have read so many reviews of this product and have seen it continuously become out of stock, I wanted to finally try it out. It’s an at-home hair treatment that strengthens from within, repairs breakage, and helps its overall look and feel. Here’s to better hair days ahead!

Other products not pictured include: Too Faced Natural Face Palette (gorg!!) / Drybar The Big Deal Bundle / Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder / Drybar Southern Belle Volume-Boosting Root Lifter / Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45 / IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Concealer / Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup / Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipstick (only $8 each!!) / Ouai Volume Spray / Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (get rid of dry skin while smelling amaze – available in mini  too)

So what are some items on your list? Feel free to reach out for any questions!

Happy Shopping!


New Year, New Skin

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s already 2018?? It’s truly crazy how time flies! I can’t get over how the years just pass on by. I met Jared back in 2002, I don’t think I even had a cell phone!! We got married in 2011. Had Sam in 2013, followed by Max at the end of 2016. And it’s already 2018, how can that be?!

As another year passes and I turn that much older (will be 33 next month, eek!), I’ve realized how much more I need to take care of my skin. Sure, I own a million beauty and makeup products but am now vowing to use them properly and consistently, as well as add anything necessary to my regimen (facials, peels, maybe a little botox – gasp!). I used to think I looked young for my age, but now I feel like I VERY much look my age and that I have two crazy boys contributing to my wrinkles.

Drunk Elephant

Like I said, I realized that even though I may have a lot of skincare products, I could still be missing certain necessary ingredients for my skin. I decided to splurge and add a couple more (sorry Jared!) and I’m SO happy I did as my skin is feeling the best it’s had! I was looking for a good Vitamin C Serum that would be effective but also not completely break the back; cue Drunk Elephant. I’m such a fan of this brand because they use such amazing ingredients and their products are comparable to those that are two – maybe even three times its price. After reading such great reviews about their C-Firma Day Serum and then realizing that Sephora was selling an insane kit (it’s a full sized C-Firma, along with three other travel size products all for only $8 more than a regular size C-Firma, um hello, no brainer!), I snagged it before it sold out. Then I wanted a good retinol product, which of course can vary in price tremendously! I decided to splurge and try SkinBetter’s AlphaRet, which was named one of Allure’s Best of Beauty products in 2016, to use at night before bed. I’ll spare you all of the stats, but it’s been named one of the best retinol creams on the market since it’s medical grade so it’s packed with a higher dosage of ingredients and can only be purchased through a doctor’s office or medspa. I’m also adding “wear daily sunscreen” to my list of resolutions this year, and not just a moisturizer that contains a small amount, but a true sunscreen. My all time favorites are PCA Skin Weightless SPA 45 sunscreen because it really is weightless under makeup, as well as EltaMD Tinted SPF 46 Sunscreen which I especially love because it’s tinted so it’s nice when going to the pool or beach and you get to look like you have a little makeup on (also available in a regular, non-tinted formula).

Grand Opening party

I also want to try and keep up with facials to help keep my skin as clean as possible so when my friend Anika (blogger of @milesandmimosas and co-owner of @whiskandwhimsyco – check her out!!), invited me to a grand opening of a new spa that specifically specializes in facials I was all in! Facial Mania Spa & Wellness Center is located in Delray Beach (just on the border of Boca) and is a membership based spa that offers facials, massages, laser hair removal, botox, you name it..they offer it and best of all it’s at an affordable price! Think of it almost as a European Hair Wax or Massage Envy, but for beauty and skincare. While you certainly don’t have to join, it pays to become a member ($49/month) to receive a discounted rate on all services plus a free facial and massage every month. I was given a tour of the spa during the grand opening and it’s gorgeous inside, very luxe! I was also treated to a mini massage (that my friend Val and I may or may not have turned into a couples massage, ha) in their Himalayan Salt Room, which I thought was one of the coolest parts of their entire spa. I love going to The Salt Box here in Parkland, but sometimes I get a little antsy sitting around. Here you get the advantages of the salt, while receiving a treatment – how brilliant?!

Himalayan Salt Room

Since we were all dolled up for the grand opening party, they generously invited us all to come back at our convenience to try either one of their facials or a peel. I’ve been itching to try a HydraFacial so once I heard they offered them I was all on board! Before the treatment the esthetician and I spoke about my current regimen, problem areas, and what I’m looking to achieve, and then we got to it! Immediately my skin was glowing and I truly don’t think my face had ever felt softer. Coincidentally I had a dermatologist appointment about a week later and was complimented on how well my skin looked, as if that isn’t the best person to receive that praise from!

I highly recommend this spa for anyone in the South Florida area and you can tell them I sent you to receive 20% off your service! And let’s be honest…we could all use a little detox after the holidays, include a skin detox! Just mention LIVELOVELIPSTICK20 when scheduling!

Cheers to a glowing 2018!


Beauty Gift Sets for the Holidays

Hi everyone!

I know the holidays are seriously upon us (Happy first night of Chanukah to all of those who celebrate!) but just in case you’re still in search of the perfect gift for the beauty lover in your life, check out the following gift sets which all feature amazing products for great prices!

beauty holiday gift set  

Sephora Favorites: Give Me Some Bold Lip
It’s no secret that I love a bold lip as I truly feel like it can transform your look and attitude, but some women are still weary and stick to nudes fearful that they won’t be able to “pull off” a bolder look. Well this kit is perfect for you to test out different shades and formulas, with six products included (two full-size and four deluxe-size) all for one low price! $28; Sephora

IGK Friends With Benefits Texture & Shine Kit
From one of my new favorite hair companies, this kit consists of Beach Club Volumizing Texture Spray (which I’m already obsessed with), Smoke & Mirrors 2-In-1 Cleansing Conditioner, and Mistress Anti-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner. Together, these three deliver texture and shine for all hair types. $34; Sephora 

Sunday Riley Space Race Fight Acne, Oil + Pores at Warp Speed Kit
I am a true believe in the Sunday Riley line and this kit is no exception! The three products included (a face oil, a treatment mask, and a water-gel toner) work together to fight and prevent acne, redness, and pores, all while keeping your skin hydrated! $60; Sephora

Too Faced Best Year Ever Makeup Collection
This collection comes with three separate palettes each consisting of six eye shadows and one face product, a deluxe size Better Than Sex mascara (my personal favorite), and a limited-edition makeup bag. Use as one gift or give palettes separately as they even have “To and From” on the backs of them. Just make sure you keep one for yourself! $49; Sephora, Ulta,

Drunk Elephant Volume 2: Come C About Me
I have been interested in trying this line for a while now and this kit was the perfect time to do so! It includes four daytime bestsellers (one of which is a full size C-Firma Day Serum which gets AMAZING reviews) to keep your skin looking fresh and hydrated. All for a great price, a true value! $88; Sephora

NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set
If you’re a fan of these lip glides – and you should be – this is a great set as you get a lot for your money. You will receive 6 miniature-sized lip glides in new, limited edition shades, including a coral, rosy plum, pink, fuchsia, berry, and red. $45; Ulta

Fresh Best of Beauty Bundle
Fresh is one of my favorite skincare lines and this kit (currently on SALE!) delivers some of the best products to achieve healthy-looking skin. It includes a cleanser, face mask, makeup-prepping moisturizer (I use it everyday!), firming eye cream, and 24-hour nourishing lip treatment. Everything you need to help hydrate and soften your skin. $50; Sephora, 

Happy Shopping!



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