My Sephora Sale Purchases

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As always, I bought some really good things in this Sephora sale. I went for all new skincare because what I was using wasn’t working for me. I absolutely love the Farmacy products that I have bought. Thankfully, I had no issues with any of these products. I have really sensitive skin and usually always end up with an allergic reaction so I was pretty happy about that. I highly suggest all things Farmacy!

Farmacy Sweet Greens Holiday Set $44

Farmacy Honey Butter Beeswax Lip Balm $10

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick $34

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic Pillow Talk Blush $40

Charlotte Tilbury Iconic Nude Lip Cheat Lip Liner $22

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo $68

Farmacy Coconut Gel Sheet Mask Hydrating $6

Farmacy Coconut Gel Sheet Mask Brightening $6

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream $32

Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil $40

Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser $34

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My Favorite Skincare Products

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1. Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask $35 : I originally tried this mask as a sample from Sephora and after using it a few times, I went and bought the mini size. I have repurchased this numerous times because it is just that good. When applied, it leaves a cooling sensation which I love. I leave it on for a few minutes then wash it off with warm water. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth not too mention, it smells bomb!

2. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches $52 : I have recently started using these and so far I love them. These patches help reduce the look of dryness, puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines. I love how they have a cooling sensation because I feel so refreshed after using them. Worth every penny! You get 30 treatments worth.

3. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer $60 : This has been my favorite for years now. I have repurchased this over and over again. It is a little pricey but it does last a while and really works wonders. It helps with dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. I personally love it because it doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily or sticky.

4. Murad Clarifying Toner $25 : This is by far my favorite toner. It helps eliminate excess oil, keeps your pores clear, and tightens the look of your pores. I usually put a little on a cotton pad and wipe my face after washing it every night. It can be a little strong at first so I suggest starting out using it three times a week and work your way up to using it daily.

5. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser $38 : I go between this cleanser and the clean and clear cleansers but this one is great for travel. It smells really good and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean.

6. Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask $48 : This has been all over social media so I am sure you know all about it but if not, this is the ish. I love how simple the packaging is because I always carry it in my purse. It helps with dryness and is great after a long day. I really love using it in the summer after a pool or beach day.

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Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Review

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Happy Friday Loves!  I am so excited to finally share my honest opinion about the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer. If you are on social media, then I am sure you have seen this before. It has taken over the blogging world and I can now see why. As some bloggers are extremely popular, you sometimes do not know if they truly love a product or if they’re just getting paid to promote it so I wanted to see for myself if this dryer is as good as they say. Well guys, IT IS. I am not getting paid to write this nor is this a sponsored post, I purchased this with my own money. It is my new favorite hair tool, and its under $42 on Amazon. I was able to cut down my blow drying time to just under 5 minutes and I don’t even have to straighten my hair afterwards because it drys flat and straight. It doesn’t damage my hair at all, it actually makes my hair look really silky and smooth. I do suggest using a heat protectant though just as you would with all heat products. Below is the difference between a regular blow dryer and the Revlon One-Step Dryer.

Here is the link to purchase the dryer if you’re interested: Amazon // Target

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My Self Tanning Routine

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Hey babes! I have been getting so many questions about my tanning routine so I wanted to get a blog post up regarding the products that I use, when I apply it, how I apply it, etc. I go back and fourth between three tanning products but I have been loving these Isle of Paradise Drops. Just from talking to people at my local Sephora, they can’t keep these drops on the shelves. Because of that, I wanted to try them out when they were finally available to purchase and I am so happy that I did! After I shower and shave, I put a few drops into  my moisturizer and rub it into my skin. I love that the drops do not have a “self tanner smell” and how they do not leave me streaky or feeling sticky like most other tanners do. I have been using these for a few months now and honestly have been absolutely obsessed! I also occasionally use the Jergens Natural Glow Lotion and St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Mousse. The Jergens lotion is old school but works pretty well when I am in a rush or just want a little bit of color where as the St. Tropez has more of a smell, is a little sticky, and takes more time to apply. I do like the St. Tropez though because it works fast and leaves me with a natural looking tan.

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My Everyday Makeup Routine

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First, I use the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer and put one pump on my finger and rub it all over my face. This primer is a little on the expensive side but it is the only one that I could find that actually works and doesn’t break me out. It will lasts you for a long long time so in my opinion, it is worth it.

Second, I use the Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation and use my foundation brush to apply it all over my face. I have tried so many foundations and always end up coming back to this one. It never breaks me out, has full coverage, and is very matte. Not to mention, it is very reasonably priced.Edit

Third, I use the Bobbi Brown Weightless Powder Foundation and apply it using the sponge over my t zone. I have been using this product for over a year now and if I could pick anything out of these products to purchase, it would be this. I am not sure why it has no hype but for me I am completely addicted. It has such great coverage all while feeling like it isn’t even on my face!

Fourth, I use the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer and apply it under my eyes using a beauty blender. It is light weight and full coverage. It also never flashbacks in pictures.

Fifth, I use the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder to set my under eye concealer. I apply it using my beauty blender as well. It also never leaves a flashback in photos if applied right.

Sixth, I use the Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer. This is my all time favorite bronzer and honestly works for most skin complexions. I have never had an issue with this product and forever recommend it.

Seventh, I use the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush. This is another product that I keep going back to. It lasts for hours and also doesn’t have a chalky consistency as some other blushes have.

Eighth, I use the Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter and apply it to my cheek bones, brow bones, nose, and cupids bow.

Ninth, I use my Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadows and or the Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Eyeshadow Palette. Both are really good.

Tenth, I fill in my brows using the Maybelline EyeStudio Brow Precise Micro Pencil. I used to use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz but after finding this product, I became obsessed and it is cheaper!

Eleventh, I use the Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara which is my go-to when it comes to mascaras. I have been using this for a little over a month now and I love that it doesn’t clump or leave my eyelashes looking like spider legs. I also really liked the Lancome mascara but after repurchasing it so many times, I started noticing that it was drying out quicker than usual.  I am not sure if they changed the formula or what was going on but I switched to this one and love it!

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Eyelash Extensions + Deka Lash

I went to Deka Lash last week to get lash extensions and loved the final look. I went to the one in McMurray, PA and the lady that did them did such a great job. Last time I went, they did not stay on very well but this time I had a much better turn out. I told her my concerns and she took the time to add in more lashes than usual. I absolutely love how I don’t have to wear mascara but still get the look as if I have makeup on. It is so nice waking up and not having to get fully ready. The usual upkeep with having lash extensions is pretty basic. You should not use makeup remover on them and should always brush them after waking up and after getting them wet whether that be when you get out of the shower or after washing your face. They say to get a fill every two weeks but I seem to need one before then which almost make it not worth it for me because they are not cheap. But I do love having them nonetheless. I got them done Tuesday the 18th so this upcoming Tuesday the 2nd would just hit the two week mark. I lost a decent amount on my right eye so I wouldn’t be able to make it until Tuesday.  Some people can make them last even longer than two weeks it just depends on how quick your natural lashes shed. Most people that I know that have them absolutely love them and have no issues!

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Tape In Extensions + Dallas Beauty Lounge

I have honestly been in a love-hate relationship with extensions for over the past five years that this post was long overdue. I stopped getting extensions a few years back, and traded them in for more of a short blunt cut. I recently went more blonde and chopped even more hair off, so I was really starting to notice all of the breakage around my face. Because of that, I decided to get a few extensions put in around my face to blend in my bangs. I got them done by Amber at Dallas Beauty Lounge and it was such a quick and easy process. Amber is very knowledgeable and gave me the exact look that I was going for. If you’re wondering what tape in extensions are all about, here you go! In my opinion, they are the easiest. I just make sure I don’t brush rough and I always make sure I blow dry the part where the tape is. You do not want your tape to air dry. I usually get them moved up every 4-6 weeks depending on how fast my hair grows. We only put around 8 pieces in, so it is much easier than getting a full head of them. If you have any questions comment below or feel free to email me and I can try to get you the proper answer!

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