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MAC Neutral Eyeshadow with Artis Makeup Brushes

Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Sale 2018

The Sephora Beauty Insider Sale is one of their biggest events of the year! You can receive discounts up to 20% off depending on your Beauty Insider tier. Sephora hardly ever has sales so use this time to stock up or try new products at the discounted price. If you're already over summer and wishing for fall, then head over to Sephora since they have their new season products out! If you haven't heard about the sale yet, read on to see how you can join in because starting August 24th (yup, today), everything at Sephora will be available at a discounted price if you're a beauty insider. Outside of Sephora Beauty Insider Store in Connecticut
Sweet Oak Care Subscription Box

Sweet Oak Care Subscription Box Review

Ever since Earth Day, I've been looking at cleaning up my beauty routine and integrating more natural and sustainable products. It's been a bit difficult as I had no idea where to start. Skincare? Haircare? Start small with body wash or soap?! Luckily, Sweet Oak has a great subscription box that gives you 4-5 full sized items that are all-natural and all-Canadian! Sweet Oak Care Subscription Box Packaging
Artis makeup brush out of focus with pink blush in background

Sephora VIB Sale 2018 Wish List | Tips & Tricks

Another year, another sale! Twice a year, Sephora holds a sale for their Beauty Insider rewards program members. The last VIB sale was five months ago but it feels so much closer than that! Although I love the winter VIB sale because you can get Christmas gifts on a budget, I'm excited for the spring Sephora VIB Sale 2018. The sale this time of the year includes tons of newness that I'm dying to try!

Collage of Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Items Anastasia Beverly Hills Dr Jart Tatcha Drunk Elephant

Retinoid Molecular structure of Retinoic Acid Tretinoin

Skincare Ingredients: Retinol

With countless brands and products on the market claiming to turn back the clock on your skin, anti-aging products can be difficult to navigate. Retinol is a key skincare ingredient in many anti-aging skincare products and have become very common. Although prevention is key when it comes to youthful skin, using products specifically for aging skin can help. 
Sephora High End Luxe Givenchy Mascara

Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara Review

Mascara is a major part of my makeup routine. It was the first makeup product I ever purchased and over the years, I've just grown more and more interested in all of the different kinds and variations. From different brands, brushes and formulations, I've tried many! I've always loved voluminous lashes and most of my favourite mascaras give great volume in addition to length. When I'm having a good lash day, I know I'm going to have a great day ahead! I got to try the new Givenchy Noir Interdit mascara for a few weeks, keep reading and get to know what I thought about the $38 mascara!
Clean Beauty Think Dirty July 2017 Subscription Box Contents Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste, Buckaroo Soapberry Suds, Crave Alchemy Oil, 100% Pure Sun Stick SPF30, POGO Balm Vanilla Bean, NIU BODY Makeup Remover Wipe, Cocopits review, Biossance Squalane antioxidant Cleansing Oil review on Dock in Cottage Country

Think Dirty July 2017 Limited Edition Beauty Box Review

Since taking baby steps toward a cleaner, healthier lifestyle, I've been choosing different products and making more conscious choices. But, do you ever wonder just how clean some products are? Thanks to Think Dirty, you don't have to use much brain power! Think Dirty is an app that helps consumers make clean beauty choices. Based on a scale of 0-10, products are rated on the carcinogenity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergenicity and immunotoxicity of the ingredients. The lower the score, the cleaner the product. You can scan your current products or view the extensive database that's growing every day.
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, Weleda Salt Toothpaste, REN Clean Skincare Glycol Lactic Mask, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Mist, Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, AmorePacific Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra-Gel, Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream, DAVIDsTEA kokomo green tea all on a fluffy white carpet

June 2017 Empties

This month, I have a ton more products to let you guys know about! For this month's June 2017 Empties post, I've been adding more products that I've finished (not just skincare or makeup based!). This summer, I've been working on more skincare since it's so important! Essentially the canvas, your face is fairly important when it comes to creating a great makeup look. As a surprise this month, my fiancé thought to join me with his empties as well! This June 2017 empties post is my first his and hers empties... Watch out, cause this post is long!
Mary Kay Limited Edition Baked Cheek Powder Beauty That Counts Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation Look Good Feel Better

Mary Kay Beauty That Counts Baked Cheek Powder

I haven't talked about any initiatives that I'm a fan of, but I love when companies give back. During my high school years, we were required to do at least 40 hours of volunteer work. I enjoyed volunteering and giving back so much that I actually had accumulated over 115 hours! I feel that giving back is very important and that's why I love the Mary Kay Beauty That Counts Baked Cheek Powder. These rosy glow blushes give back to the community, are highly pigmented and also beautiful on the cheeks!
Glamglow Supermud Treatment Sephora skincare, Sacred Wildwood Rose Hydrasol Rowan Homespun skincare review, First Aid Beauty Hydrating Serum Sephora skincare, Maui Moisture Bamboo Fibers drugstore haircare, Carina Organics Peppermint Shampoo natural beauty

May 2017 Empties

If you're unfamiliar with my monthly empties posts, I've been making an effort to diminish my huge pile of samples and products (see blog post here: Project: Finish Samples). Just as a disclaimer though, I don't use more product in an effort to just get rid of it! I still only use the same amount (e.g. 1 pump for serum) and I don't drown my skin in moisturizer. I just make a more conscious effort to use the same things daily rather than dabbling in many products at once. You can check out my previous empties posts here and here... but this month's empties are different!