Sephora Holiday Shopping Event 2016


I’ve been on a beauty product hiatus lately, not being very interested in new beauty products, and not very motivated to try new things. But when the Sephora Holiday Shopping Event is right around the corner, it kind of force me to plan and think about the items I need to restock, and also list out some things I would like to try. Every year beauty lovers all over look forward to this event, because it’s simply an amazing deal and the perfect time for you to stock up on basics or try out luxury items at a great discount! This year is no different, and I’ve manage to pull myself back together and create a list of items I’m extremely interested in getting my hands on during the sale! Here are some of the items I’m eyeing, what are you planning on getting?

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette 
    I’ve been eyeing this palette since it was released, the red tone in this palette is so different from anything I have. The colors are kind of intimidating, but after seeing a lot of tutorials online, they look so versatile! It is definitely one of those outside of my comfort zone product that I’m nervous but excited to try.
  2. Ouai Shampoo and Conditioner 
    Ouai has been one of the most talked about hair product this year, the baby of the hair genius Jen Atkin pretty much markets itself. I’m particular interested in the CLEAN shampoo to help tame the oily mess that’s on my head.
  3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light 
    Okay, so I don’t need anymore face palette… But just look at this packaging! I’ve never tried any of the Hourglass powders so this palette seems like a great way to try them out!
  4. Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color 
    I think this one is pretty self explanatory here. Owning a Tom Ford lipstick is every beauty lover’s dream, but the hefty $50 + price tag is not a easy pill to swallow. The Sephora sale is a great chance to get your hands on one at a discounted price since there are no brand restriction during this sale. If you’ve been wanting to get a Tom Ford lipstick but haven’t been able to justify it, this is your chance!
  5. Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick 
    Another high end lip product that normally would be hard to justify buying… I personally have not tried this product yet but am definitely interested to see what all the hype is about.
  6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer 
    One of the things I always have to purchase (multiple of) during the sale is my brow pencil. When Anastasia Beverly Hills came out with the Brow Definer earlier this year, I was unsure about it because I love the Brow Wiz so much I didn’t know how I would feel about the new shape of the Brow Definer. Turns out, it’s just as amazing (if not more amazing) than the Brow Wiz. I love the fact that I can be more careless with this one and not have to worry about the “lines” being too obvious.
  7. Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil Easy Shape & Fill 
    Speaking of brow products, one simply can’t ignore the huge range of brow products Benefit launched this year. Everything you could ever want for your brows, they’ve got it. I’m a fairly boring person when it comes to brows, I need my brow pencil, and my Glossier Boy Brow. So even though I already have a brand I like, I’m always open to trying out other ones on the market!
  8. Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 
    Dry shampoo is something I haven’t really been able to get on with. I just don’t seem to find them effective and it usually just makes me feel more greasy. I’ve heard a lot of good reviews of this one tho, so I’m tempted to give it a try.
  9. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion  
    One of my favorite things to play around with makeup wise is eyeshadow, and one simply can’t go without a good primer. I’ve been loyal to the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer since the very beginning, because I find it very effective and doesn’t give me a silicon-y feeling when applied.
  10. Urban Decay Naked3 
    Another out of the ordinary color palette for me. But since I’ve pretty much got my neutral palette covered, I thought it’s time to add in some fun colors. I’ve played around with this palette before at my friend’s place, and really like the look of the pinks on me which is unusual. Though I’m really interested in the palette, I have yet to be able to pull the trigger to purchase it, but I think the 20% off might just be the push I need to get it!
  11. Buxom True Nude Lip Foundation 
    I’m forever trying to find a good nude lipstick. I really like the coverage on this one and the color selection seems right up my alley.
  12. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner 
    An everyday stable in my makeup routine. Always good to have a few in stock in case you run out!
  13. Stella Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner 
    I still can’t decide if I like this one or the Kat Von D one more. I think they each have their time and place, so I like to have one of each in my collection so I can have my options depending on my mood that day.
  14. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer 
    A good face moisturizer is hard to come by. I’ve tried a few brands that are ok, but I’m not wow by. The only one that I absolutely love is the Sisley one my mom gave me, but that’s simply too expensive for me to repurchase whenever I run out… So I’m still on the lookout for a good alternative for the day I run out of my Sisley moisturizer.
  15. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 
    Another product that peaked my interest because of the name. The fact that it’s supposed to help firm up your skin just makes it even more intriguing.
Sephora Holiday Shopping Event 2016

Nordstrom Bonus Points Event – May 2015

Today is the start of the second bonus points event at Nordstrom this year!  It’s the perfect time for the Nordstrom card holders to get items that are never on sale (because you get extra points for rewards which is kind of like the item being on sale, right?), some of the things you’ve been eyeing, or restock on some of the items that are running low.  I plan on taking full advantage of this event as there are a few things I’ve been wanting to get and some everyday items I need to restock.  Below are some items that are on my wish list or shopping cart!  Need some serious self control to not go over budget now…

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  1. Jo Malone 
    Everything about Jo Malone!  The packaging is beautiful and the scents are delicious.  I’ve been wanting to get something from Jo Malone for a long time but just can’t make up my mind on which scent I want to purchase yet., since the price tag is slightly on the hefty side I’m definitely going to take my time and figure out which one is right for me before purchasing (though it’s been months now and I still can’t decide…).
  2. MAC Lip Pencil in Soar
    The famous lip pencil for Kylie Jenner’s lips.  I’m not sure if I’ll ever bother to do lip pencil on a daily basis, but every once in a while it is nice to add a little oomph to my pout.  I think it’s definitely worth a try to see what all the hype is about.
  3. TOMS Majorca Suede Bootie
    I’m in love with these booties!  They’re on trend and will be perfect for spring, summer and even fall.  And since they’re TOMS you know you’re helping a good cause while making your outfit look good, not to mention they’re famous for being comfortable!  Also apparently Nordstrom sales these socks for peep toes shoes which looks really interesting and might be worth investigating.  I’ve always wonder how to deal with wearing boots with no socks… Now problem solved!
  4. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude
    Another lip pencil, this one got my attention because of heyclaire‘s video (shocking I know).  I’m obsessed with everything about her, so naturally I’m interested in the products she likes.  I don’t think I’ll need 2 new lip pencils, so if I do purchase one I’ll have to seriously think about which one to go with.
  5. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow 
    This little gem has been on my mind for a realllllly long time, but I haven’t been able to justify buying it since I already have a few contouring products and I don’t do contour that often.  But all the reviews and rave about this product makes me want to try it so badly!
  6. Aveda Pure Abundance range
    I love the 2 Aveda products I have (damage remedy daily hair repair and the color conserve daily color protect) and use them religiously.  When I was running low on my shampoo and conditioner, I started considering buying a nicer replacement for my current drug store ones.  I’ve always wanted a fuller head of hair and have been looking at different brands like living proof or bumble and bumble for a solution, but nothing really strikes my fancy and most of the reviews are mixed.  So when I was reading about the good reviews on the Pure Abundance range by Aveda, I thought it would be a good one to start with since I love all the product I’ve used from them and trust the quality and consistency of the brand.

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Nordstrom Bonus Points Event – May 2015

Loft End-of-Season sale


Just wanted to do a quick post and share with y’all that Loft is currently having their End-of-Season sale and it’s amazing!  A lot of the items (including my favorite Lou & Grey line) are priced as low as $15.88, need I say more?  Item’s are selling fast, so stop whatever you’re doing now and head over right away!  You wont’ regret it.

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Loft End-of-Season sale

Cyber Monday shopping guide 2014

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Happy Cyber Monday!  For those of you who didn’t have time to shop during the holiday weekend, below is a list of Cyber Monday deals (beauty and fashion) that will help you get through your holiday shopping without breaking your bank.  Happy shopping!

  • Ann Taylor // 50% off entire order with code: CYBER50
  • ASOS // 30% off entire order with code: ILOVEMONDAYS
  • BeautyBar // $15 off $75, $35 off $150, $65 off $250 with code: BBCYBER14
  • Club Monaco // 20% off $200, 25% off $300, 30% off $500 and take an extra 30% off sales & clearance with code: CYBERSALE
  • GAP // 40% off entire purchase with code: CYBER
  • H&M // 30% off entire purchase plus free shipping on orders over $50 with code: 2896
  • J.Crew // 30% off full price items, extra 40% off sale items + free shipping with code: MONDAY
  • J.Crew Factory // 50% off entire order + free shipping on $50+ with code: THANKS
  • Kate Spade // 30% off entire site with code: CYBER30
  • Kate Spade Saturday // 30% off entire site with code: OHWOW
  • Kiehl’s // $20 Holiday Cash on purchases of $65+ with code: JOLLY
  • Last Call // Extra 40% off entire site + free shipping with code: CYBERME
  • Loehmann’s // Cyber Monday deals no code needed
  • LOFT // 50% off entire order with code: MONDAY
  • Nordstrom // Up to 40% off and earn up to 10 pts for Nordstrom Rewards members
  • Madewell // 25% off entire order with code: GIFTON
  • Old Navy // 40% off with code: CYBER
  • Piperlime // 30% off entire order or extra 40% off sale items with code: CYBERSALE
  • Saks Off 5th // Extra 40-50% off sitewide with code: CLICKTOIT
  • Shopbop // 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 with code: GOBIG14
  • Tory Burch // 20% off $300, 25% off $500, 30% off $750 with code: LUCKY
  • Urban Outfitters // $15 off $75, $25 off $100, $50 off $150
Cyber Monday shopping guide 2014