Sephora VIB- What did I get?

Sephora VIB- What did I get?

Every makeup junkie knows, taking part in the Sephora Rouge/VIB sale is simply a must. One of the very few times a year that Sephora offers a twenty percent discount on everything. Making it the perfect time to stock up on all essentials, try new things, get started on holiday shopping, and splurge on that clarisonic you’ve had your eye on. 

Before taking part in this sale, I did SO much research. Of course I had run out of all my products at once (just my luck) which required me to basically refill my everyday essentials, which included foundation, primer, skincare, etc. Yes my wallet is still crying. 

I also wanted to make sure I was fully stocked being that I leave for London in a short two months. *Acts as if there are no stores in London, using that as an excuse to keep Sephora in business and buy everything* BUT ACTUALLY.. the twenty percent makes a difference and you bet your bottom dollar I took advantage of that.

I added a bunch of items that I planned on getting in my cart on the Sephora app, just so when I went into the store I wouldn’t be overwhelmed and at a loss of what to get. I also had a great employee helping me who made the process really easy and informative.

On to the products: 

Primer: Cover FX Mattifying Primer- (originally tried the Smashbox poreless primer but it made me breakout, so I exchanged it for this one but have not tried it yet).


Foundation: Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation– Love this stuff. I have very oily skin and although this foundation is hydrating, it’s also long lasting and keeps the oil at bay. It’s buildable coverage, however I like to apply it with a beauty blender to simply even out my skin tone and then I am good to go! LOVE IT.



Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder– Finished my mini version, so I upgraded! This product is definitely pricey, but I love setting my makeup with it and “baking”, it definitely helps to keep me matte which is my number one priority when it comes to a powder. 


Skincare: Kate Somerville Cult Favorites Kit-  I’ve experimented with these slowly so my skin doesn’t go into shock with the change of season mixed with new products and so far so good. I’m trying to use my old products down to the core which I just about did before really diving into these. However, the reviews are AMAZING and this value is pretty insane. It’s no longer available on Sephora but Kate Somerville offers the same product on her site. 



Setting Spray: Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Setting Spray-  Haven’t tried this yet but figured I would give it a go. 



Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighting Duo Pencil-  LOVE this product. The perfect finisher for cleaner looking brows. The lady helping me told me to go for the golder shade and I’m so happy I did. I definitely recommend this product.



Brows: Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade- Already had this product in my collection, however I couldn’t use it because it was way too light. So I brought it back and exchanged it for soft brown and I have incorporated it back into my routine along with my new Benefit Brow Pencil. 



Eyeliner: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner- Purchased my first high end liquid eyeliner after years of sticking to drugstore. Haven’t tried it out yet, however I have heard amazing things about this one and decided to give it a go. 



* Also bought a cute little set of beauty blender dupes but I can’t find them on Sephora’s site*

So curious as to what other people purchased during this glorious sale. 

What did you buy and what are some of your all time favs from Sephora?! Let me know below♥

Meet you here again soon,


London Inspo

London Inspo

As I begin to wrap my head around the fact that I leave in just a short 2 months for London, I have started my most important pre departure task.. creating my London fashion inspiration folder.

Being a fashion major and lover, one of the things I am most excited about is dressing to the absolute nines while abroad. I have to step up and STEP OUT when walking the streets of London. Not to mention, Italy, Paris and wherever else I find myself frolicking (this still feels like a dream and isn’t casual AT ALL).

I have been stocking up on some awesome pieces that I cannot wait to experiment with ie: leopard faux fur coat, another faux fur coat, and quite possibly a third. 

I have been gaining a majority of my inspiration from images that have been floating around in my head as well as various Instagram feeds and blogs that have been killing the fashion game. I thought I would share some of these posts that I saved and loved and maybe pass some inspo off to you!
















One of the biggest trends I have noticed is jackets and coats. They have become a fashion statement and are sweeping the stores. They complete a look in my opinion, especially those above. 

*Sidenote- purposefully left the Instagram handles in the photos so you could check out their pages, highly recommend*

Veryyyy excited to continue my shopping endeavors and really getting down to the nitty gritty when it comes to planning looks. 

Thank ya so much for reading, meet you here again soon:)


Fall Haul

Fall Haul

Over the last few weeks, I have been on quite a spending spree of all things fall themed. The stores are stocked to the brim with fall inspired gems that get me so excited and giddy for the upcoming season.

I thought I would share a few fun things I’ve purchased the last few weeks and maybe help spark your spirit. Warning: This is incredibly random


Treat yo self. I stopped at a brand new Nordstrom Rack that opened up by my house and picked up a few fun things (also threw in a Lush item). Not exactly sure who allowed this store to open up so close to me considering my will power is non existent, but nonetheless IT DID.


♥ Mario Badescu rose water & aloe facial spray – heard amazing things and was so so excited to pick this lil guy up for just five dollars (reviews to come).

Rose Gold Stainless Steel Bottle (was able to find a link!!) Using this bad boy now for the first time and I am literally obsessed. I didn’t know a water bottle could put me in such a good mood but I guess it’s just the little things, ya know!? Keeps my water cold all day and there’s no sweating, not to mention its rose gold so…

♥ Anti Aging facial masks- really enjoyed my first time trying these out!

♥ Lush Honey Bee Bath Bomb- stopped in lush for the first time in what feels like ages and bought myself a little cute bath bomb. Honey is one of my favorite scents (honey I washed the kids soap is EVERYTHING) & was so excited to see they had this bath bomb. However, I was informed they are discontinuing this item *sheds real tears*


Going into fall I desperately needed a transition pair of shoes to help take me from birkenstocks to booties.  I knew immediately that slip ons were the answer, and went straight to the Vans store to pick up a pair. I’m obsessed and have worn them with every one of my outfits!



*Blacks out and orders another pair of Vans*

TO MY DEFENSE… Urban Outfitters was having an extra 40% off on sale items and it would have been morally wrong if I didn’t get them. If I’m being honest, I really saw myself trotting around London in these and from there my debit card was just doomed. 



*All the twinkle light everywhere* Nothing screams cozy quite like twinkle lights. Shoutout to my dad for buying these christmas lights that I have been on the search for. Quite a random haul item but I love the way they make my room look & feel. I don’t know what it is but they just shine bright like diamonds and make me feel some type of way. Definitely a fall necessity if I do say so myself. 



Food, food, food! I stopped by Trader Joe’s (thank you Amanda for the inspo) for some basic pumpkin flavored necessities. Blacked out, once more. Two boxes of pumpkin macaroons, two bags of pumpkin flavored tortilla chips, and two boxes of pumpkin waffles later, Trader Joe’s did things to my soul. Go now. You will not regret it. You’ll just end up with doubles of everything in fear that you’ll never see it again. 






Moral of the story is… pumpkin everything. 

Meet you here again soon,