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  • Sephora VIB Haul
    Beauty

    Sephora VIB Haul

    I was originally planning a different post for today, but it’s not quite ready to publish – I’m still waiting for a few photos to complete the post. In the meantime I’m sharing a haul. The big Sephora sale for VIB Rouge, VIB, and Beauty Insiders was a few weeks ago so I’d thought I’d show you my little haul. I wasn’t really in the need for anything major so my haul was pretty small, but I wanted to take advantage of the discount since Sephora only has these sales maybe two times a year. I have one (maybe 2) item that I’ve used before and 3 that are new.…

  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Nectar
    Beauty

    Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

    I don’t know what it is about Bobbi Brown, but something about buying things from the brand makes me feel cool. It’s not like I own many Bobbi Brown things – it’s really just a few – but I feel cool nonetheless! I love Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks because they’re so luxurious but so simple to use and they’re like an everyday, lazy girl product but…luxurious…? if that makes sense. You’ll see what I mean! This shimmer brick is in the shade “Nectar” and as you can see there are thin strips of different shades of these pinky coral colors and a highlight shade. You can use the shades individually…

  • Christie Brinkley - Authentic Beauty
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    Christie Brinkley’s Authentic Beauty

    Have you guys seen those commercials and infomercials for Christie Brinkley’s skincare line Authentic Skin Care? She’s always been gorgeous and I’m in awe of how amazing and youthful she still looks. I haven’t tried her skin care line, but when I was offered a few items from her Authentic Beauty line, I had to say yes! I was able to pick out 3 items. I chose the Under Eye Concealer in the shade “Light Warm”, the Blink Instant Volumizing Mascara, and Cheek Chic Color & Contour Powder in “Thrill”. First off, how pretty is the rose gold packaging? So sleek and great quality. Under Eye Concealer – I’m hesitant…

  • Too Faced Hangover Primer
    Beauty

    Too Faced – Hangover Primer

    My days are long when I’m at work so my makeup needs to last as long as possible. I’m at work by 7:30 AM and after teaching all day I’m often having things to do after work my goal is to not look like a mess with half worn off makeup by 10 hours later. So I always wear a primer under my foundation and I’m always looking to try new ones just because there are so many out there! The one I’ve been using the past few weeks is the Too Faced Hangover Primer. Too Faced describes it as: Cure your next beauty hangover with Hangover, a revolutionary makeup…

  • Mikasa Brushes
    Beauty

    Mikasa Beauty Brushes

    A few weeks ago Mikasa Beauty reached out to me and offered me a really sweet discount code on their website plus a complimentary makeup sponge – their Lemon Drop sponge which retails for $10. I, a firm believer that you can never have too many makeup brushes, took them up on their offer and bought a small set of their oval brushes and redeemed my Lemon Drop. Mikasa sells traditional makeup brushes as well, but since oval brushes have been all over social media in recent months I wanted to check them out. Mikasa calls their oval brush collection “Techni Brushes”. I got the 4 piece set which includes the medium…

  • lorac-evening-soiree
    Beauty

    Lorac Evening Soiree

    I hope you all had a nice weekend and are ready to start off the new week. Today’s post is about the Lorac holiday duo – “Evening Soiree” which is a blush and highlight duo. This particular duo came out exclusively to Kohl’s during the holidays so unfortunately it’s not available any more. I know, I know – why am I sharing it if it’s not available anymore? I’m sharing it because the quality is so good, as I expected since I’ve yet to be disappointed by a Lorac product. Even though this duo isn’t available anymore, Lorac still has a variety of blush and cheek products in their permanent…

  • pixi-itsjudytime-itseyetime-packaging
    Beauty

    ItsJudyTime – ItsEyeTime Palette

    Do you watch YouTube? Years ago I was searching YouTube for tips and tricks with gel liner and I came across YouTuber ItsJudyTime. I instantly loved her video and started browsing through her channel for other videos. I, then, quickly found out that she had another YouTube channel, her daily vlog ItsJudysLife that chronicled her and her husband’s day. When I discovered her channel she was expecting her first baby. Now, if you follow Judy as well you know this was quite a while ago because she has 3 kids now! Anyway, I was an instant fan of hers because she is so down to earth and seems so normal…

  • neutrogena-skinclearing-blemish-concealer
    Beauty,  Skin Care

    Neutrogena SkinClearing Blemish Concealer

    We’ve made it to the middle of the week! Luckily this week has been seeming to go pretty quickly. Amidst the busy week, the weather has gone crazy. Today is supposed to be almost spring-like with temperature nearing 60 which is crazy for February. And then tomorrow the temperature is going to drop by 30 degrees and we’re supposed to get a half a foot to a foot of snow possibly! How insane is that for weather changes? In this post I’m talking about Neutrogena’s SkinClearing Blemish Concealer. There are a million concealers on the market and I’ve tried a good few of them. Some I’ve liked, some I felt like…

  • lorac-pro-palette 3
    Beauty

    Lorac Pro Palette 3

    Lorac is one of my favorite beauty brands. The eyeshadows are spectacular and so buttery soft. I haven’t tried their foundations or concealers so I can’t say it’s my all-around favorite brand, but I’ve tried items from all the other categories and they’re always winners. The Lorac Pro Palettes are super popular and cult favorites and I’m a fan of the first two so when they released Lorac Pro Palette 3 earlier this year I obviously had to get it! The first pro palette was mostly warm toned, the second was cool toned, and this one is primarily champagnes, golds, and bronzes with some darker colors like dark brown and…

  • Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating Powder Pearls - Brush
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    Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Powder Pearls

    Guerlain is one of the fanciest, expensive, high-end beauty brands out there. I’ve owned one thing ever from the brand (the Météorites Primer) years ago and every time I put it on my face it felt luxurious. I’ve seen, as I’m sure all of you have as well, the Météorites Illuminating Powder Pearls for years on blogs, Instagram, etc. There are a few different shades and then every once in a while I see someone post about a limited edition one that’s out. I’ve always thought that they looked beautiful but never splurged. Until now that is. Back in the spring Sephora had their VIB/VIB Rouge sale and when those roll around…