RECENT SEPHORA AND ULTA BUYS + THE THINGS I WENT BACK FOR

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So I’ve been slacking lately, but for very good reason. In a matter of a month (actually a little less than that) I accepted a new job, put in my two-weeks notice (which happened to actually be one week), packed up and moved from Maryland the Texas. So, needless to say, it’s been a stressful few weeks and I hadn’t had time to buy much let alone blog about it.

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RECENT BEAUTY BUYS

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It’s been a while since I have posted here, but I’m back! I’ve been on a bit of a spending fast (which went pretty terribly) so I was trying my hardest not to purchase much in the month of September. I recently went to one of my favorite stores (Sephora), to pick up some things and I also recently got some orders in from Amazon. Perfect timing for a post!

I know you see the Fenty Beauty products front and center so lets start there! Because I hate going into stores when they are super packed, I waited until the week after the Fenty Beauty launch to stop in Sephora and pick up somethings that I saw in the 100+ tutorials I watched beforehand. Just my luck however, the darker shades were sold out at two locations but I was still able to get IQ matched so when the foundation is restocked, I will be able to purchase. I did get a sample and let me tell you… best foundation I have EVER used… EVER! I will talk more about it when I am able to purchase it and wear it more often, but all I can say is it really does look like skin.

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THE BODY SHOP ETHIOPIAN HONEY MASK

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Ok, so let’s talk about this mask!

I purchased this sample sized mask sometime in June or July when I was in NJ/NY along with a few other sample sized masks The Body Shop was offering. I have soooo many masks so a lot of them tend to sit until I want want to try something new or my skin is having a fit and I need something really specific.

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CURRENT BEAUTY FAVS

 

For the past year I have been really focused on improving my skin, getting a regimen down and also finding products that will be staples in my collection. I’m not really the type of person that likes to use A LOT of different products, mainly because I breakout in hives really easy so I don’t want to test a lot of things at once and not know exactly what’s causing me to breakout. I try to test a product for at least 6 months before I say if I love it or hate it. A lot of the products above I’ve been using for moooonths and they haven’t let me down so I wanted to share with you all some of my current beauty favorites and products I will always reach for!

This is going to be a long one friends, so grab a snack… or two!

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WEEKEND PICKUPS

This weekend I went to the mall for no apparent reason (I actually never need a reason, tbh) and picked up a few new things I’ve been wanting to try. I’ve been on the search for more sheet masks as well as eye masks (because girl, tired) so hopefully some of these masks help.

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these and if you like them!

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NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCILS

 

Lately I have been loving the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils! I first tried these when Sephora chose the Cruella and Rikugien duo for it’s free birthday gift and I have been pretty hooked ever since. These velvet matte lipstick pencils apply so easy, they’re small which means they are great for travel, and are surprisingly very long lasting. Today I wore Cruella, I applied it at around 12pm, went to eat at 4pm, took a a nap at about 5pm and when I woke up an hour later the lip pencil was still in place! So that should give you an idea of how long you can wear this lippie without having to completely reapply.

I recently added a new shade to my little collection. I was listening to Myleik Teele’s podcast, My Taught You and she had one of my favorite people in the world (my BFF in my head) Kahalana Barfield- Brown on the podcast. If you don’t know who Kahlana is we can’t be friends, like seriously! Kahlana is the Beauty Editor-at-Large at InStyle Magazine, she’s also one of the most stylish people I have ever seen, and she gives me so much inspiration when I’m trying to think outside the fashion box. But Kahlana is also pretty known for her signature red lip.

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

 

A few weeks ago I was visiting one of my friends in NYC / New Jersey and because I have to go to a mall wherever I go, we decided to go and one of our last stops was The Body Shop.

I never shop at The Body Shop. I typically like to keep the products I use on my body simple and scent free. I use oils like Grapeseed, Almond, and Coconut to moisturize my body and face so going to The Body Shop wasn’t on my list of places I needed to go. But my friend loves it. She buys all their body butters and several of their skincare products (which I didn’t even know they sold).

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