Sephora VIB Sale

Sephora VIB Sale

um. excuse me, did you say…. SALE?

So twice a year the most magical time of the year comes. The sephora VIB Sale. Where you can get makeup at a DISCOUNT. The more you buy throughout the year, the more you save during these times. Sephora has three levels of savings & dates you can shop:

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Here’s what I’m buying:

  • TATCHA – Pure & Glowing Trio
  • HERBIVORE – Blue Tansy BHA and Enzyme Pore Refining Mask
  • OLEHENRIKSEN – Banana Bright Eye Cream
  • NARS – Soft Matte Complete Concealer [shade: Chantilly]
  • REN Clean Skincare – ClearCalm Non-Drying Acne Treatment Gel
  • BENEFIT COSMETICS – Together @ Lash Full-Size Mascara Value Set
  • BENEFIT COSMETICS – Gimmie Brow Blowout! Volumizing Eyebrow Gel Value Set [shade:3]
  • ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starr – Point made 24-hr gel eyeliner pencil [shade: bodacious black]

And here’s why:

Tatcha: Pure & Glowing Trio. | $72.00 | orig. |

This Set Contains:
1.69 oz /50 mL The Rice Wash
1.69 oz/ 50 mL The Dewy Skin Cream
0.17 oz/ 5 mL The Silk Peony

I am BEYOND obsessed with the dewy skin cream. [remember my skin is dry] Its really a wonderful moisturizer & it usually retails at $68.00 You can get this ENTIRE set for $72.00 PLUS…. your Sephora VIB discount. A DEAL. Buy this cream.

HERBIVORE – Blue Tansy BHA and Enzyme Pore Refining Mask | $48.00 | orig. |

SKINCAREEEEEEE. This mask does wonders for the skin. It’s not super harsh and its full of great ingredients. I actually notice a difference when I use this. Which is saying a lot cause most skincare just chills in a cute jar with a hefty price tag & doesn’t do a lot. This one is well worth it. It also comes in a mini version [ so you can try it without the commitment of the 2oz jar] with the lapis oil I love and also recommend. I just still have half a bottle left in my skincare fridge. [ stay tuned for info on that ]

OLEHENRIKSEN – Banana Bright Eye Cream | $39.00 | orig. |

I have no idea if this is great or worthless, but the reviews were good – so you’ll have to take my research on that. I had the ORIGINS- GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff previously, and I was going to repurchase cause it did the job just fine, but I never like to settle with “fine” I’m always looking for the latest and greatest, so I figured I’d give this a go. [I’ll update as I have a real opinion]

NARS – Soft Matte Complete Concealer [shade: Chantilly] | $30.00 | orig. |

ONLY THE BEST CONCEALER TO EVER GRACE THE PLANET. It covers dark circles under the eye, imperfections like redness and that occasional pimple, DOES NOT dry out the under eye, or my skin at all. When they say soft matte… they mean it. It’s matte but not like so matte you look as dry as the desert. Comes in a great range of shades & It works perfect for my dry PALE AF skin and I can’t say enough good things about it. Just buy it. Thank me later.

REN Clean Skincare – ClearCalm Non-Drying Acne Treatment Gel | $20.00 | orig. |

We all have the occasional blemish now and then. I LOVE the REN Clean Skincare – Perfect Canvas Primer | $45.00 |orig.| [comes in a dropper bottle] so I figured I’d try this. I’ve previously purchased the ORIGINS – super spot remover acne treatment gel — and all I noticed with that is that it stung a little so it felt like it was doing something, but I’m not sure it ever did. Blemishes didn’t seam to peace out quicker with the origins by any means.

BENEFIT COSMETICS – Together @ Lash Full-Size Mascara Value Set | $38.00 | orig. |

I love the “they’re real” mascara – and have bought tubes and tubes over the years. It does something special when paired with Tarte’s – Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 mascara! I honestly just hate buying mascara and the more I can get for the best price, the better. Roller lash is a nice everyday & I’ve always wanted to try the bad gal bang since it came out. Three mascaras for about $30 with my VIB discount just says SOLD. Thank you very much.

BENEFIT COSMETICS – Gimmie Brow Blowout! Volumizing Eyebrow Gel Value Set [shade:3] | $24.00 | orig. |

This is the best EASY brow for a quick everyday moment. I still use a brow pencil, or a gel with a brush and draw them in a little – but this adds a tiny bit of color, and combs them in place. The only downside to this limited edition set is that it does not come in all of the regular Gimmie Brow! Colors usually available. Luckily – my shade is 3 and getting two for the price of one and a bonus mini makes me want to buy about 4 sets. I go through about one of these every 3 or so months. I’ve tried the ABH [anastasia beverly hills] product similar to this, but its brush is too large, so its very messy, and only lasted about a month longer then the gimmie brow.

ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starr – Point made 24-hr gel eyeliner pencil [shade: bodacious black] |$19.00| orig. |

Beauty people know about beauty. This is just your basic black eyeliner, but my Marc Jacobs – Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner | $26.00 | ran out and I decided to give our fellow beauty lover’s new brand ONE/SIZE a shot. The reviews are good – and as long as it stays in the waterline, and doesn’t make a smuggy mess … I’m in.

Thanks for listening. There are TONS of amazing beauty products out there these days. I just needed to re-up on some basic items while they were a deal! What are you picking up from the sale? Are you interested in any of my other beauty items? or hearing more? Do you like these posts? Would you prefer I link everything or is it easy enough to search for it? lmk.


Hello September

Hi SEPTEMBER. Only the best month to ever exist. (coming from a September Virgo so clearly theres bias.) ANYWAY. Its my Birthday month. I’m going to be 31. CUTE. What is cute tho is that I look younger than most of my friends cause, SKINCARE. Wash your damn face. And I’m pale as paper, so I never was a lay in the sun and get brown kinda girl. So, I’m sure that helped. Here’s some skincare I’ve loved for a million years. (or like 30) whatever. I have dry skin. Kinda like the Sahara desert. Except my chin is oily. CUTE.


Wash. Moisturize. [eye cream]. Makeup.

Cleansers | Tarte of the Sea Cleanser & Origins Ginzing Scrub.
You can buy them at Sephora.


I don’t know what to say about it, takes off gunk and makes my skin feel nice. I promise everything else will have a real explanation as to why I’m loving it.

Moisturizer |Origins Ginzing Ultra Hydrating Energy Boosting CREAM [also comes in a gel version]

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Don’t let them fool you. It’s not new. They just deleted it for a month off the site and put it back on with a clean at Sephora sign, “NEW” and boosted the price $2. BUT ITS THE SAME. AND Great. Also smells like citrus. Major plus in the AM. Good wakeup. Buy it here.

I also use the eye cream. [Origins | Refreshing eye cream to brighten & Depuff] Brand & Jar looks almost exacstly the same, [so I’m sorry there will be no pic] but you can check it out here. 
PM | Nighty Night.

Remove Makeup. Wash. Exfoliate[sometimes]. Moisturize.

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Micellar Water |Makeup Remover [Bioderma]

Use this magic water on a cotton round and it will remove, EVERYTHING. Even your worst regrets from the weekend. (kidding) But, its great, and gentle, and doesn’t rip your eyelashes out of your face when trying to remove mascara. MAJOR plus. I buy mine on – If you create an account and “favorite” items, you can buy them at a 10% discount. WHICH WHO DOESN’T LOVE THAT? also, easy to find and replace products you LOVE.

__________________[just wash using one of the two I mentioned above. You don’t need anything special for night if you are taking your makeup off]_______________________

Screen Shot 2019-08-27 at 9.17.18 PMChemical Exfoliant [don’t let the name scare you. It’s awesome]

I don’t recommend using a chemical exfoliator often, but I do once or twice a week. And this one will make you look like a baby. Smooth skin. No little bumps. Really amazing honestly. It’s one of two products I actually notice a difference in my skin when I don’t use it. AND THATS MAGIC. Buy it on


Screen Shot 2019-08-27 at 9.30.16 PMNighttime Moisturizer | Korres Vitamin C brightening Sleeping Facial

I saved the best for last. The most expensive at $48.00 a jar but also honestly the most life changing. Anything worth putting on your face as far as moisturizer goes comes in a jar. Tubes are for 12 year olds. Will never buy anything else, holy grail till I die night moisturizer. I can tell if I have used this the night before or not. Its wonderful. And smells like roses. Vitamin C is awesome for brightening the skin. The next morning my skin just looks alive. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself. You can buy it on  They also have a daytime version, which I think is great, but if you’re going to get one. NIGHT is where its at.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you try anything [and if you love it].



Cha, Cha, Cha Changes

IMG_8684Here we are, [kinda] getting some sight of spring, and so not only did I decide to spring clean my home & paint my small bathroom.. I decided it was about time for a hair change. I loved my pastel pink and purple princess vibes, but now that I’m approaching 30 faster than ever, I decided I should spring clean the color & leave it behind. It’s a lot of work to keep up with, and I can’t do anything for too long and I had color that doesn’t grow out of my head [or anyone’s rather] since August.

I wasn’t sure where this new vibe would take me, but as I sat in the chair.. my wonderful hair dresser Cindi, knew I was coming in with a plan.

IMG_8683This is exactly what I look like in public. Bomber jacket. T shirt. Jeans. I’m very fashionable. I know. Side note: If you find any cool pins I can add to this jacket, please let me know cause I’m always on the hunt & I change them each season. The snowflake, has GOT TO GO. BYE [insert peace sign here].

Just like my hair I have bright and shiny days, and then frizzy chaotic wild days where nothing goes right. As I age, I was given the whole laundry list of [mental health disorders]. I really don’t like to think of myself as a disorder, but rather.. just different. Yesterday was sunny and [semi] warm. Today is cold & rainy. I don’t care what anyone says, the weather 100% effects my mood. I know this paragraph has nothing to do with my hair, but sometimes you just have to say what comes up, and my mind never stops and is always thinking about something. Mostly unrelated to whats actually happening. Now a certain human can’t comment on my “trashy purple hair” anymore. Cause, obvs. I do my hair to please you. [eye roll]. ANYWAY. Here’s the [new] me. Shiny. Fresh. Chic.


Hello Spring. As per usual wearing Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick in “Baci”