11.23.2017

Holiday Gift Guide

Hi, friends! Happy Thanksgiving to you! With the holidays right around the corner (literally), I thought it would be a great idea to come on here and give you guys my guide to gift giving at different price points. This is definitely more geared towards all the wonderful ladies in your life, but if you are interested in a gift guide for men, just let me know : ) 


For the Cozy Lover



Travel Necessities


It's 5' O'clock Somewhere!


For the Beauty Lover


Accessories


Coffee Lovers Unite


11.15.2017

H&M Pearl Sweater


The pearl embellishment trend is slowly taking over my wardrobe and I'm not mad about it at all! I first discovered this sweater (made by H&M) by Daryl-Ann Denner (If you're not following her, you should definitely check her out!). I knew right away that I just had to have it. Not only is it perfect for the upcoming holiday season, but it's also extremely soft and so cozy to wear! I can also almost guarantee that you will receive tons of compliments when you wear it ; ) I'm wearing a size small but also think I could have gone with a medium for more over-sized fit. I paired this sweater with jeans for this casual outfit, but it can definitely be dressed up by wearing a pair of black pants with some nice boots. I also wore a pair of slides that I've been eyeing for months and finally made the purchase. But I'm not going to lie, when I first saw this pair of shoes, I did not like them because they reminded too much of Alaadin lol. Now, I'm obsessed with them! 




As always, let me know if you have any questions! 



11.09.2017

Sephora VIB Sale


Today I wanted to bring you my picks for the Sephora VIB sale that starts this Friday, November 10th (Tomorrow!) through the following Wednesday, November 15th. If you're unfamiliar with the reward system at Sephora, here's how it works: If you are new to Sephora, or have never signed up for their reward system (don't worry, it's free!), you will start out with what's known as a "Beauty Insider". This means that the sale will also run from 11/10-11/15 for you, but you will only receive a 15% off discount (which is better than nothing, right?!). Once you spend some money, you will eventually get bumped up to the "VIB" status which will get you 20% during sales events. There is one more step above the VIB which is called VIB Rouge, but that's for people who spend ridiculous amounts of money at Sephora (trust me, I do wish I had that status!). Anyways, let's move on to what my picks are. 

These products are both items that I have used in the past, or that I currently have, and also some products that have been on my wish list. I'm first going to start with hair.

Hair
Bumble & Bumble's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer is a product that I have used in the past and desperately need to re-stock! First of all, if a hair product comes in spray form, you best believe that I'm going to buy it over any other form it comes in. It just tends to be less of a mess which is why I love spray forms so much. This product also smells amazing and has a built in UV and heat protectant for your hair, which is great when using any kind of heating tools (hair dryer, curling iron, etc.). 

Another hair product that I have used in the past and love is Moroccanoil's Luminous Hairspray. I have tried a number of hairspray's after using Moroccanoil's hairspray, but I always go back to this amazing hairspray. It smells great, and has a flexible hold, which means it doesn't leave your hair "crusty" after you use it. 

A curling iron that's been on my wish-list is this ghd 1.25 curling iron. Since cutting 5 inches of my hair off, my current 3-inch curling iron just isn't making the cut. This one is on the pricey side, but knowing that I have a 20% discount makes it a lot better.





Makeup
Next up is all about makeup. Since I've been using a new lash enhancing serum, I've noticed a great improvement with my lashes so I'm excited to experiment with some mascaras. The lash serum that I use is not sold at Sephora (I got it at Nordstrom), but if you are interested, find it here. A mascara duo that I've used in the past is the DiorShow Plumping Lash Primer and Blinc Amplified mascara. What's different about this mascara is that is creates "tubes" around your lashes, rather than painting them. So when you go to take your makeup off at night, their is no smudging or "raccoon eyes" because it comes off as tiny strings. I've also been wanting to try Benefit's roller lash just because I've heard so many good things about it. Let me know if you've tried it before and what you think of it : )

I'm also low on my Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector so I will pick up another one of that. I use this before I put my undereye concealer on (I use Tarte's ShapeTape but this is only available at Ulta). 

If you're more of a cheek palette person like me (rather than an eye palette, etc.), then you will love this cheek palette from Benefit. I also talked about this palette in my makeup routine post (find it here). I recently got a sample of Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner and loved it so I will also pick up a full size of this. 




Skincare 
I'm going to be honest with you guys and say that I have never tried this product, but I've been wanting to try it since forever! It's the Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit. I've heard a lot of good things about it, so I've always wanted to try it, but the price has always held me back. Have you guys tried it? If so, please let me know what you think! 




This concludes my post for my Sephora VIB picks! Hope you guys enjoyed it and please let me know if you have any questions. Also wanted to let you know that this post is NOT sponsored, just my own beauty thoughts : ) What are your Sephora VIB picks? I'd love to know!
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11.05.2017

Cozy Fall Layers


Today I wanted to bring you guys some of my current, cozy Fall layers.  It may not be as cold where I live compared to other parts of the world, but every once in a while, the temperatures will take a dip : ) This cardi is so warm and cozy, it's perfect for Fall. Plus, it has pockets, has the perfect amount of stretch to it, and is under $50. The scarf is also a great Fall/Winter piece, especially with it being at $30. The white textured sweater that I'm wearing is from Loft and has the cutest button details at the top. I've also been wearing these booties on repeat lately. I love the color of them plus they are water proof. Details below.

Cozy Fall Layers