Category Archives: Skin

Sephora Holiday 2017 Beauty Gift Sets (Makeup, Skincare, Hair, Fragrance, etc.)

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I’ve always been a fan of seeing which holiday gift sets are coming out for beauty and of course being a blogger for so long, I’ve not only been to a ton of holiday preview events, I’ve also been sent a lot of holiday gift sets over the years. But even in ten years of blogging, I’m still getting surprised by things. I waltzed into the Sephora Holiday 2017 preview press event last week to see the gift set offerings but was super surprised when I learned I’d be taking home almost everything I saw in a HUGE traveler’s backpack.

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L’Oreal Pure-Clay Masks and NEW L’Oreal Pure-Clay Cleansers

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One of the many cool things about being a beauty blogger is that you’re constantly on the pulse of what’s new in beauty, sometimes even in advance of it being made known to the public. You’ve seen it in those PR unboxing videos—some of the things we bloggers are sent are pretty cool. But sometimes (for me at least) there’s an influx of product and even though sometimes I really want to, I can’t get to everything. Or sometimes I already have the product.

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TSABD Edit: Beauty Products I’ve Finished

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So this is a bit of a different kind of TSABD Edit. Normally I’d review a bunch of products that just came in, show you swatches, do a video demo, etc. This time around I’m talking about a bunch of beauty products I’ve finished. Now I’m testing this out—I’m not sure how effective a post of this nature would be (you’ll have to tell me if it helps you or not—be honest). Just because I didn’t finish a product doesn’t mean it’s not a good product. I am a recovering beauty junkie so I would buy a LOT of stuff because I lacked self-control (haha) and I also get a ton of product in from brands so there are products that are amazing but that I don’t get around to finishing because either it’s not something I need to use daily or because I have a gazillion others like it.

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Drugstore Makeup & Skincare Haul

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.

Besides BOGO (buy one get one) sales, there’s another reason to go ham during your next Walgreens trip: the Beauty Enthusiast Program. Walgreens wants to reward beauty junkies like ourselves by giving us #PrettyPerk reward points, special event invites, and more just by shopping for the products we love at the store.

When you join the Balance® Rewards beauty club, for every $50 you spend on beauty and personal care** items, you get 5000 points which is the equivalent to $5 towards your next purchase. And what’s even cooler is that beauty not only includes things like your favorite mascaras, eyeliners, foundations, and night creams, it also includes things like deodorant, body wash, and even some feminine hygiene products. Can you imagine how many points you can easily rack up with just your basic beauty needs?!?!?

And, as part of Balance® Rewards, these points can be redeemed on almost anything, so you can get more of the things you love—like when it’s that time of the month and you find yourself perusing the snack aisle at Walgreens for instance.
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A Refresher on Retinol and Your Skincare Routine

roc retinol products

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RoC Skincare. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Before we get into skincare, let’s talk a little about food. I promise you there’s a connection.

I started cooking regularly like five minutes ago and now I think I’m B. Smith…lol. No but seriously, back in 2014 when I started a new healthier lifestyle, I knew I’d have to commit to cooking regularly to ensure I knew (mostly) what was going into my body. I also knew I wouldn’t be able to keep the lights on AND eat out at healthy restaurants regularly, so I had to make it work in the kitchen. Thing is, while my meals have been amazingly delicious, my presentation game isn’t up the par so my food isn’t really IG or Pinterest worthy. It’s all good though—with practice I’ll get there. I did learn a thing or two recently at a cooking class I took at Sur La Table thanks to RoC Skincare.

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Here’s What You Need in Your Nighttime Skincare Routine

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Photo: Nasilele Photography

It’s Sleep Awareness Week! Now there are a long list of reasons to get a good night’s sleep regularly: better productivity, better overall health, better memory, hey, even better sex. But before you hit the hay, I want to make sure your skin is well-prepped for your hours of shut-eye.

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