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My favorite beauty products from the Insider Sale

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My favorite beauty products from Sephora from top left: Moroccanoil / Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Night Eye Cream / Estee Lauder eyemakeup remover / Laura Mercier foundation powder / Urban Decay eye palette / Estee Lauder foundation / Laura Mercer loose setting powder / Laura Mercier caviar eye pencil (I always wear cocoa) / Bobbi Brown lipstick / Urban Decay lipstick /

The Sephora Beauty Insider sale event is in full swing! This is a great time to pick up beauty products you love on deep discounts; because let’s face it, beauty products never go on sale-at least the good ones!!

The beauty products I am sharing with you today are ones I use all the time. Some have been life-long favorites, while others are new to my beauty bag. Some of these products are part of the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale, and some are not. I didn’t want to share a whole bunch of sale products with you that I don’t use, so instead, I am sharing the products I use which are sold at Sephora. You don’t see a complete skin care, or makeup routine in this post. That’s because some of the products I use aren’t sold at Sephora, and I am not going to recommend random products to you in order to fill in the gaps. You can find my current nail polish here, my skin care routine here, and my go-to blush here.

The products I have been using for over ten years include Moroccanoil, Estee Lauder eye makeup remover (I’ve been using this one since high school!), Laura Mercier Foundation Powder, and the Laura Mercier Caviar eye pencil. The other products have been added to my beauty bag in the last two years; and the eye cream in the last month. These are all incredible products which I cannot live without.

Now onto the details of this sale! If you shop at Sephora, you may already know about their beauty insider program. If you spend a minimum of $350, you become a VIB Level customer. Once you spend $1000, you become a Rouge Member. Rouge members gain access to special discounts, custom make-overs, and invite-only events. VIB members gain access to the sale on August 30, 2018, and can continue to save through September 3, 2018. Rouge members can start saving now! If you aren’t part of the Sephora membership program, you can easily join the Beauty Insider Program online here.

Shop my beauty favorites at Sephora:

What are some of your favorite Sephora products?

Thanks for stopping by, and happy shopping!



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Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Essence review

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pictured: Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Essence c/o Fresh / nail polish /

One of my favorite skin care brands is Fresh. So, when they reached out to let me know about their new Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Essence, I knew I needed to test it out! This fabulous facial treatment provides anti-pollution and antioxidant protection, enhances skin luminosity, reduces the look of fine lines, refines the look of pores, improves elasticity, smooths skin texture, boots skin’s healthy tone, and provides 24-hour moisture. Love!

The Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Essence is an important step in your skin care routine. It is ideal to use after washing your face, and before applying face cream. It is a great protector against pollution which is a huge threat to aging.

My skin tends to be sensitive, and the Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Essence is gentle on my skin. It’s a fast-absorbing liquid formula which I leave on after washing my face. It preps my skin for my face cream, and it’s gentle enough to use twice a day. Love that!

You might be wondering, what is Kombucha? It is a fermented sweet black tea which is rich in vitamins and organic acids produced through the fermentation process. The Kombucha Fresh uses in their products has an unique composition that gives it powerful properties which protect skin from pollution, and free radicals.

Did you know pollution ages you? It happens to be one of the biggest threats to our skin; especially if you live in an urban area or an area famous for poor air quality. Air polkutants such as smoke, and smog, can cause oxidative stress that accelerates signs of aging. The new Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Essence is formulated to protect skin from pollution and help prevent premature fine lines.

I love how the Black Tea Kombucha Facial Essence by Fresh makes my skin feel after washing my face. It helps my face cream absorb into my skin, which is what we want right? I mean, think about how much we pay for our skin cream! It’s nice to know that Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Essence helps our skin absorb that expensive cream while protecting skin from pollutants. Love that!

I’m excited to add Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Essence to my twice-daily skin care routine. You can find it online here.

Shop the Fresh Black Tea collection:

Have you tried the new Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Essence yet? If so, what did you think?

Thanks for stopping by!



*special thank you to fresh for partnering on this post

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VII Code O2M oxygen eye mask for all night review

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pictured: VII Code O2M Oxygen Eye Mask | eye mask for all night

I’m in New York! The night before I fly, I can’t get a wink of sleep. Then I get on a plane, and I can’t get a wink of sleep on the plane! My flight to New York was a five hour plane ride, and without sleep, I was exhausted. One of the drawbacks to lack of sleep, and exhaustion, is puffy eyes accompanied by dark circles. Ugh!

My favorite way to combat tired, puffy eyes, and dark circles, while fighting fine lines, is to wear an eye mask. I have tried several eye masks, and none of them seem to work. When VII Code sent me their eye mask to try, I was hooked! It actually reduced my puffy eyes, and dark circles! My skin looks smoother too. Love that!

The VII Code overnight eye mask is really easy to use. The mask uses pads instead of being in a jar you have to stick your finger into in order apply. The pads are packaged in convenient trays which keep them nice, flat, and ready to use. After you wash your face, you simply take the pads from the tray, peel off the protective plastic, and apply. It’s so easy! They feel cold when you first apply them, and then the pads feel comfortable and are easy to wear. I’m hooked!

VIIcode eye mask is different from other sheet masks, you can wear them for 8 hours at night. The best time to wear them is while you are sleeping. I wore them overnight the first night in my hotel and my eyes loved it!

This overnight eye mask by VII Code is a must-have for travel. It fixed my tired, sleep-deprived eyes and refreshed me for the morning. Now, I am ready to take on New York!

You can find the VII Code O2M oxygen eye mask, which you can wear overnight, online here.


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*sponsored by VII Code, all thoughts and opinions are my own