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Dr. Brandt Mini Facial!

I like many people find myself wandering around Sephora just about every time I am at the mall.  On this recent trip I was killing time and a sales associate asked if I was needing any help finding something and just simply said I was wandering with no particular direction. She then asked if I would be interested in an in house mini facial with the people from Dr. Brandt……I honestly don’t think I could have said yes faster . The girl who worked for them did such a great job at asking about my skin and then providing recommendations and demonstrations using all of them. She started off using the Xtend Your Youth A3 Power Foaming Cleanser which not only took off my makeup and gently pumped my skin with antioxidants. She then followed it up with using the Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask which honestly had to be one of my absolute favorite products I have ever tried. It is a quick 5 minute facial that bubbles up as you apply it to your skin. This mask rejuvenates your skin and boosts its luminosity giving your skin an instant glow which who doesn’t love. On a side note how funny do I look with it on my face! I look like a snowman hahah! She then used the Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum which in an instant made my tired nursing school eyes look as if I had slept for 12 hours. It has this really great roller ball that gently glides on the product  and gives it a nice cooling effect which helps depuff your under eyes. To top off the mini facial  she wanted to replenish some moisture back into my skin but using the Xtend Your Youth Face Cream that is packed with antioxidants to protect your skin from free radicals. To balance out some of the redness in my skin she grabbed a bit of the Pores no more pore refiner primer which truly was all I needed. It was so incredibly light on my skin and made it look so natural and glowy. What I really loved about this product it that it contains tea tree oil which is a natural anti-bactrial agent  for your skin! I can’t thank the wonderful people from Dr. Brandt for doing this and showing me all of these amazing products, it truly was the cherry on top of a wonderful day.

XOXO Val 

Recents

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Hi everyone!! Hope you are all doing well and had a fun and safe halloween in which like me means you ate all the trick-or-treaters candy….whoops! Any who, last week on a much needed break from studying I decided to head to the mall for some returns and research (tough I know). In my normal fashion I like to stop into Sephora to browse, see if anything catches my eye or just to surround myself with beautiful things. I ended up snagging this little nugget set from Burberry which I am over the moon about! I always love little versions of my favorite things and this is just that and hello perfect for the holidays!!! It comes with one of the best selling eye shadows pale barley, infamous Lip Velvet lipstick in military, their Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base and Cat Lashes mascara in jet black. All the essentials wrapped into one perfect box. I also picked up another of my favorite blushes (and everyone else) from Tarte their 12 hour Amazonian Cley blush in Exposed. I didnt really need it but I have been using the same one for a long time and decided just to go and treat myself. Its a great everyday color that you can really build to the amount of color you want and compliments just about everyones skin tone. Hope you all enjoyed these little goodies and can’t wait to talk to all again soon!!!

XOXO

Val

October Sephora Play! Box

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Hi everyone!!! Hope you are all doing wonderful!!!! Today I just couldn’t help but share my excitement over this months Sephora Play! box. If you don’t know what it is, Sephora created a monthly subscription service that is filled with just about some of the most wonderful goodies I have seen…(Pssst and its only $10!!!)  Every month I am truly amazed at what awesome products come in each box and I always feel like there is no way they can always be this good. Well thankfully for me they are because it gives me and the rest of you the opportunity to try a slew of new and popular products found inside the mothership….I mean Sephora. I haven’t gotten to try most of the products yet but what I super excited about is the nascar from Blinc and the hair mask from Christophe Robin. If any of you got this months box or if you guys have tried any of these let me know!!! Talk to you all soon!

XOXO

Val

Sephora Sheets

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Hi everyone!!!! I am back at you today with some new sheet mask favorites from our good friends at Sephora. Sheets makes are the total ish right now and its no shock that Sephora is cranking out some awesome ones. I know that I have talked about sheet masks in the past but these are brand new to me! They are the sheet masks designed specifically to target your under eyes and I even picked up one for your lips!!! Like hello YES…..who doesn’t want luscious lips?! The eye masks that I got are the Pearl for perfecting and brightening, Avocado for Nourishing and repairing and the Pomegranate for Anti-Fatigue and energizing. I have to say the one I have repurchased the most has been the pomegranate (thanks nursing school dark circles). It really just refreshes my under eyes without irritating them like some other heavy duty masks can. The Shea lip mask is so crazy, you place it over your lips and its so gooey and saturated that you CANNOT move your mouth to talk (just trust me on this one). My lips honestly have never felt softer then after using this and I religiously use a lip balm before going to bed every night. I cannot wait to try out more of these and would love all of your suggestions on your favorite go to’s for masks. Hope you all enjoyed and talk to you soon!

XOXO VAl

P.S. I tried to find the Avocado and Pomegranate eye masks online to link and couldn’t. I did find the pearl but tae a look in store while you are there for the others!

Recent Additions

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Hi everyone!! Hope you are all doing well, and if you are like me then this heat is coming at me with a vengeance!! UGH! Thanks Florida for the sweltering heat and 1,000% humidity! I don’t know about any of you but something happens to me when I walk into a Sephora. I get like overwhelming joyous feeling deep within my soul being surrounded by just about every single beautiful product that I can imagine. If it were up to me I would just hangout there all the time and just try every single product that this beauty haven has to offer. This recent shopping trip was rather tame and I just went in for essentials (it wasn’t a payday weekend can you really blame me). As I have shared before Sunday Riley has become my main squeeze and anything that they come out with I grab faster then free food for a broke college kid. They are truly just made with the most luxurious and pure ingredients that my skin cannot get enough of so picking up this duo is perfect for traveling for myself. I also grabbed my favorite LaVanilla Sport deodorant which lets just be honest I am going to need in this heat x10! As well as my favorite make up removing oil from Boscia that I use every single day! I couldn’t pass up this Minnie Mouse Mirror for the Disney obsessed kid in me and it was gold. I mean hello how stinking cuties this and it comes with a cute little carrying pouch!!!!! Hope you all enjoyed this little haul and are having an amazing day!! Talk to you soon!

XOXO Val

May Sephora Play!!!!

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Hi everyone!!!! As I am sure you can see by the title and the pictures that I got the May Sephora Play box and can I just have two seconds to do my happy dance!!!…..ok I am done haha. I like many have been on the waiting list for what seems like just about ever and there is such a joy when you get the e-mail saying that your spot has opened. Its as if you have been invited to sit at the cool girl table after praying that they just remember your name! Anyhow, I tried my absolute hardest to not peak and look online and on instagram for some hints or other posts and my goodness was that a struggle! This months box was all about good for you products that contain all natural ingredients and will leave you glowing for the month of May. They all came in this adorable little bag and with an information card that gives you facts on the products and how to use them. FUN FACT, if you have the Sephora app on your phone you can use the scanner on the information sheet to make it interactive and see videos on each of your products. I don’t know which product I love the most but I have been loving them all! Along with the information sheet you receive a Sephora Play Card that you bring to the store for a consult on how to use the products tailored for you. Along with the consult you receive 50 extra points with any purchase in the store ( que the happy dance again).  I hope you all enjoyed this sneak peak into my May box, and if any of you have tried these before or got your own box I would love to hear what you are most excited for!!

XOXO VAL

belif – First Aid Transforming Peel Off Mask

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Hi everyone! If you caught my post about my Sephora VIB haul then you would have seen this little powerhouse gem included. It has been a couple weeks since then and I have been loving using all of my new goodies and really finding some new products that my skin loves too. I am such a fan of masks, and I know some don’t really think they work but I love how they make my skin feel. If you haven’t heard of this brand before then listen up because they are awesome! All of Belif products don’t include those yucky sulfates and parabens that leave our skin in worse shape then we started but instead they are super gentle and effective. Now this mask is different then every other peel off mask I have every tried/ heard of. You smear on a thin layer of the gel mask onto your skin after washing and toning then let dry for 15 minutes. Instead of peeling right off you splash water onto your skin which rehydrates the mask and comes off like a jelly like layer. It is honestly so cool! (geek moment haha!) What you are left with is refreshed, hydrated and skin this has been gently exfoliated. I am already ready to purchase more of this product and excited to try others from the line! I know that so many of my friends and all of you would love this too and can not wait to share during the upcoming holidays. If any of you have tried this or any other products from belif please share! I really would love to know what you think!

XOXO Val

Black Friday Finds


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Hi everyone!!!!!! Hope are you all doing? I know that I am first of all still recovering from Thanksgiving and the eating feast that it was and the leftovers I have been enjoying. Secondly I am recovering from all of my Black Friday marathon of shopping! Like many of my beauty obsessed out there I think of the biggest things I look forward to on Black Friday is the deals from Sephora! I know you would think that we get our fill of Sephora during the VIB sale but NOPE! This year I think they really stepped up their $10 deals and jumped on it faster then I would care to admit hahah. I won’t go into too much detail about them yet because to be honest other then a few of the masks I haven’t really tried any of these products yet! I am already enjoying taking them all for a spin and I will report back with anything that I feel as though I can not live without! (which I am sure will be all of it!) Happy Shopping my loves!!!

XOXO Val 

Sephora VIB Sale!

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Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing wonderful! Like everyone else and then some I was SUPER pumped about this years Sephora VIB/ Rouge sale. It is honestly just such fun and such an amazing sale that it is almost silly not to try and take advantage even just a little. Like I have said time and time before because I am still in school I really try to maximize my budget and try products when I can and I think that during the holidays it is such a fantastic time to do so. Sephora and other brands always come out with the most perfect sampler sets and gift sets that it allows you to try many different products without breaking the bank. I have been testing all these product after getting them and I am in love with just about them all. I will have to say I am kind of disappointed with the Elizabeth and James dry shampoo. I had heard such great things about it and when I received it I wasn’t head over heals. Maybe  I am just not using it correctly I’m not really sure. I have been loving seeing what all of you have been picking up and using your recommendations! If you have any questions or want to share more about your thoughts on some of the things I picked up please do! I love hearing from all of you! Till next time!

XOXO Val

Current Faves and Newbies!

Hi everyone! So much for me sticking to my new years resolution of blogging every week ugh! I’m so so sorry guys! You have no idea how crazy life has been(yay moving!) Never the less, I am so excited to be getting this post in and showing all of you some of my current favorites and things that I have recently picked up. Some of this is from Valentines day and others are just from my weekend outings! I was so excited to pick up these lip smackers lip blams, it reminds me of being in elementary school and all of my friends and I comparing the flavors we each had hah (and they taste great too shhhh!)

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PRADA CANDY

The Prada Candy perfume is something that I had been going back and forth on for the longest time, so finally for Valentines day my beau decided to make the decision for me! How sweet I know haha but I truly love this softer sweet scent of this version of the Prada Candy perfume, its fun for everyday or that perfect amount of sweet and floral for a night out on the town.

VB Nail Polish

Last but not least is the new Nails Inc polish designed by Mrs. Victoria Beackham herself. I am OBSESSED with Nails Inc polishes and to have a color from VB lets just say it took just about a second to find it in my basket. I am a neutral polish lover all the way and this color is such a beautiful shade of milky white pink that I have been wearing for weeks now. She has two shades but I felt like I would have worn this shade more then the fun and vibrant orange shade she had. You can check out your local Sephora to give these shade a try before you buy! 

If any of you have been absolutely LOVING something lately let me know, I would love to try out some of the products that you cant live without =).

xoxo

Val

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