Current Skincare Favorites

Hi everyone! Sorry I have not been as active on my blog as I would like to be. I recently started a full-time job and have been a little preoccupied. It’s honestly been a real struggle trying to juggle so many things, but I’ll save that topic for another post ūüôā

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of February, I feel like time is flying by! I love watching monthly favorite videos, so I thought why not write a blog post about my favorite skincare products for the last couple of months!

(Products Left to Right):
The Pixi Beauty – Glow Tonic has been one of my favorite toners for the past few years. I use this right after I wash my face with a cotton pad and it helps get rid of any leftover makeup/residue, ensuring that my skin is clean before I use any other products. I use this morning and night.

Sekkisei – Herbal Gel is a newer product in my skincare routine but it is absolutely amazing. It’s super lightweight and blends really nicely into the skin. You feel instantly moisturized and the scent is very light and not overpowering. I use this mostly at night because it provides that deep hydration throughout the night. Not to mention it has a spatula included so you don’t have to worry about getting product underneath your nails!

Glossier – Priming Moisturizer is my go to and quickly became a favorite! I love this product because it doubles as a moisturizer and primer. I use this product in the morning and I can apply my makeup without having to use another primer. The cream is really lightweight, has little to no scent, and blends into the skin very easily.

Tatcha – The Essence Plumping Skin Softener is amazing! I’ve tried SK II’s essence and Tatcha’s equivalent is just as good! It’s not quite as expensive but I’d still consider it a little pricy. This product leaves your face feeling hydrated and plump. After my toner, I use my hands to pat this into my face and it absorbs very easily. I use this product AM and PM and I’ve noticed my skin has looked very supple.

Tatcha – Vitamin C Brightening Serum is another great product that I only recently discovered, but it’s a product that I feel like actually works. I’ve used some other vitamin c serums and they didn’t seem to be as effective as this one. I use it right after my essence & before my moisturizer. I absolutely adore the packaging, it’s colorful, but it still feels sleek and luxurious. Try this product out if you’ve been looking to try a vitamin c serum! Thank you Influenster for sending me both Tatcha products complimentary to test out!

Lastly, the Glossier – Invisible Shield has got to be my all time favorite SPF! It is ultra lightweight and instantly absorbs into your skin without leaving a sticky residue or white cast. It has a light citrus scent and I’m so happy I found this sunblock! It is a little pricier, but it’s honestly worth it!

These have been some of my favorite skincare products that I have been using consistently. Let me know which products you’ve been loving recently, and if there’s any must-have products I need to try! So glad to be back, and I’m going to try to make a new blog post at least twice a month if not more. Thanks for reading!

xx,
Michelle

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Sephora – Beauty Insider Appreciation Event Must Haves

Who else is excited for Sephora’s Beauty Insider Appreciation Event?! I know I’m a little late to the party, but I wanted to share some products I purchased!

Rouge | August 24th – 20% off use code: YESROUGE
VIB | August 30th – 15% off use code: YESVIB
Beauty Insider | August 30th – 10% off use code: YESINSIDER

The sale ends on September 3rd, so make sure you get everything before the sale ends! ALSO, just a little reminder that you can only use the online code ONCE! It is unlimited times in-store though. Some items are online only, so make sure you put everything in your cart before checking out!

 

Some top items I picked up are:

  1. The Beauty Blender РBounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation! This item is new and I have seen so many positive reviews that I wanted to try it myself! This foundation is full coverage and has a matte finish.
  2. The Nars Radiant Longwear Foundation¬†because I have heard so many of my friends rave about this foundation. It is a full coverage foundation that gives a radiant finish. It says it is great for combination and oily skin, so this is something I’m super excited to try!
  3. The Laura Mercier РTightline Cake Eye Liner is a powder eyeliner, but once you add some water it creates a thicker consistency. I have eyelash extensions, so this is great alternative to liquid or gel eyeliner. I had this product about two years ago and loved it! I got it in the color Black Ebony and Mahogany Brown.
  4. The Hourglass – Scattered Light Glitter Eye Shadow¬†is so pretty! All the shades are so beautiful and they feel so buttery. I am so excited for this product because I think they’ll look great on all skin tones!
  5. I finally got the Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light. Not only is the packaging stunning, but the bronzer looks very flattering on! This is definitely a splurge item, but I think it’s totally worth it!
  6. I have heard so many great things about the Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask¬†that I definitely want to try this for myself. I recently cut my hair, so I want to make sure that my ends stay healthy.
  7. The beloved Naked Palette¬†is being discontinued, so I definitely wanted to pick this up! My very first Naked palette was the Naked 2, but the original Naked Palette has been everyone’s favorite. Although this product is currently out of stock on Sephora’s website, check to see if they have them in stores! Not only is it $27, but you can also get a little extra discount on it if you purchase it during the sale.
  8. We have now jumped into skincare! I believe getting skincare sets are such a great value! It’s already slightly discounted, but you get to try more products! This Belief – Aqua Playland Set¬†is the perfect set if you want to try Belief products. It comes with a mini Moisturizing Eye Bomb and Hungarian Water Essence. This set is $38 and it is well worth it! If you just purchase The True Cream Aqua Bomb, it is already $38, so why not get the set to try two more products!
  9. I am so excited for this Tatcha – Smooth, Poreless Skin Obento Box! It comes with a mini The Deep Cleanse and The Silk Canvas! Not only is the packaging gorgeous, but the products in this kit are some of my favorites! This kit retails for $79, and it’s a steal! If you were just going to purchase The Water Cream alone, it would be $68, so you’re paying $11 more to try out two of their bestselling products.

This is definitely a lengthy post, but these Sephora sales rarely happen! Let me know what products you plan on purchasing!

xx
Michelle

 

 

 

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Sephora Rewards Bazaar

Exciting news for Sephora Beauty Insiders! You can start earning extra points on every purchase from now until 8/19! Start racking up those points because it looks like there are some amazing rewards coming soon! Don’t forget, you can shop either online or in-store!

 

Check the Rewards Bazaar every Tuesday and Thursday because that is when Sephora adds new rewards.

 

This is a great way to try products as well as stock up on travel size favorites. I decided to to redeem some of my points and get:

I am a big fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills, so of course I decided to get two clear brow gels. Once applied to the brows, it lasts until the end of the day when you take off your makeup!

I also picked up the Tatcha, Water Cream. The packaging is so adorable and I heard many good things about this moisturizer so I thought it would be a good time to test it out without!

The last reward I got was the Sunday Riley, U.F.O (Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil) because it says it helps clear congested pores, treat and prevent acne, and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I have used other Sunday Riley products and I have seen amazing results! My skin has been a little crazy with break outs, so I’m hoping this product will balance it back out!

 

 

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