Sephora Beauty Insider Sale Picks

What’s better than a sale on your go-to products? Sephora sale’s are far and few, but coveted by makeup and skin care lovers alike. While I haven’t been wearing much makeup in quarantine, I have been meaning to try some new skincare products, as well as stock up on some favorites for when I go outside again some day! haha.

I recently tried a few new products from Sephora, some cult favorites, that I would highly recommend. I also am very particular about what I buy skincare/ makeup wise and am a creature of habit, so I have certain products I buy again and again.

Here are some old favorites, new favorites, and cult classics:

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Wow, I heard about this many times. I wanted to try it for some time, and then I finally bit the bullet in February and bought it. I can’t tell you how many compliments I got wearing this mascara at work! People I barely talk too were saying my lashes looked great, and I was shocked.

I usually wear the Glossier Lash Slick, and I guess it’s a little more subtle. If you’re going for a bolder look, this Too Faced mascara will do the the trick!

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

I have always been a drugstore makeup girl, other than a few mascara’s and eyeshadows here and there. But in terms of concealers and BB creams, I have always purchased brands like Neutrogena, CoverGirl, Maybelline, etc.

I’ve been taking accutane for the past couple of months, so I decided to try this highly recommended concealer. So far I love it! It works really well and it doesn’t get dry and flakey, all without being greasy looking. Now I am one of the people highly recommending this cult favorite concealer!

Burberry My Burberry Black Perfume

One of my all time favorites that I have been using for years now. I started off with the My Burberry original scent and since have moved on to the My Burberry Black scent. The Blush scent is also great, along with the original!

I always try out a rollerball version if I’m not 100% committed to a scent yet. I also like to mix it up, and this is a more cost effective way to do so!

Sunday Riley C.E.O Brightening Serum

This is a product is one I’ll be trying for the first time, as it comes highly recommended from Beauty Insiders, as well as other skincare fanatics. Vitamin C Serum is said to help brighten dull skin, as well as lighten hyperpigmentation and acne scarring. I’ve also heard great reviews of the Drunk Elephant C Serum, as well as the Summer Fridays CC Me Serum!

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops

Many bloggers I follow rave about these drops! I did a test of one on my hand at Sephora and it worked really well! After digging into some of the reviews on Sephora’s website, most users with sensitive skin said it didn’t trigger any skin issues for them. A win-win!

St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse

By far my favorite way to self tan. St. Tropez works so well, and I love the Express version, just because I like to shower before I go to bed. My two secrets to getting a great tan with St. Tropez is to use the tanning mitt (absolute game changer) and this video on how to apply their products!

There are so many great products available, and depending on the amount you spend per year determines what percentage of discount that you get!

Madewell Fall Favorites

Madewell is having a 25% off sale right now for new fall arrivals and fall favorites! I am definitely going to be shopping, so I thought I would share some of my favorite sale items on the blog. Some things are classic Madewell items, and some are similar to what I already have from years past. I will definitely include some wish list items as well!

I’m really ready for fall clothing at this point, but at the same time I’m not ready to let summer go. While the temperature will still be relatively warm for a few more weeks, here’s to wishing for sweaters and jeans! There are a bunch of great sales going on during this transitional time though, so don’t be afraid to shop fall now.

Use code “PUMPKINSPICE” at check out for the 25% off!

ARDEN V-NECK PULLOVER SWEATER

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Loving this color for fall/winter. I am excited to start wearing this sweater to work/on the weekends!

9″ MID-RISE SKINNY JEANS IN LUNAR WASH: TENCEL™ DENIM 

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You can’t go wrong with a pair of dark jeans and a fun sweater. I love this 9″ rise from Madewell.

KENT STRIPED CARDIGAN SWEATER IN COZIEST YARN

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Another favorite version of this style, I have something very similar which I’ve included in this round up as well. Comfy, cozy and very fall!

PASSAGE JACKET

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Anything olive green is my jam. This utility-looking coat is chic and functional!

10″ HIGH-RISE SKINNY JEANS IN HAYES WASH

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My Madewell jeans have lasted forever! Mine are just starting to get holes in the thigh area, and I need to upgrade this year as I can’t have my inner thighs popping out at work hahaha.

KENT COLORBLOCK CARDIGAN SWEATER IN COZIEST YARN

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I also have this from last year in camel and gray, and I already can’t wait to wear it this year. Super cozy and the color block detail makes it spice up a pair of jeans and a simple tee.

THOMPSON POCKET PULLOVER SWEATER IN COLORBLOCK

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I have this same sweater in navy and gray from last year and I LOVE the pocket. Size up for a more oversized feel. I got an XS last year and it fit slightly more cropped.

COURTYARD RUFFLE-HEM TOP IN METALLIC PLAID

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This top is perfect for the transitional period where it’s still warm, but you want to dress for fall! Plaid and flowy, in addition to being really cute.

THE MEDIUM TRANSPORT TOTE: DAISY EMBROIDERED SUEDE 

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I love the details on this bag. It’s a classic Madewell tote, but the suede and daisies make this so cute for fall! I wasn’t considering another bag… I might have to pick this one up for 25% off.

BUTTON-BACK TIE TEE IN CLASSON STRIPE

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Simple and cute to wear with jeans, and could be worn any season with white jeans as well.

THOMPSON POCKET PULLOVER SWEATER IN NAUTICAL STRIPE

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This sweater is a great style, and I just love the nautical vibes with this one. I’m a sucker for stripes!

THE CHAIN CROSSBODY BAG

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I’ve been looking for a black crossbody bag for a while now and this is perfect!

LAYERING CAMI TOP

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I always feel like I never have anything to layer under cardigans, so this is my year for that! I’ve already ordered a few. This one is perfect and comes in a few colors!

Happy Shopping! xx

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks and Favorites

It’s that time of year again! The NSale is here for Nordstrom card holders and access for everyone else begins on July 19th.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite items I already have that are being included in the sale, as well as some of the items I’m picking up this year.

What I have and LOVE:

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

I got these leggings this winter and they are so great. I’m able to wear them to work with a long sweater and with everything else on the weekends and at night!

They are also camel toe-proof because there is no seam in the middle of the leggings, which I thought was sort of weird at first. Spanx proved me wrong! Sans middle seam for the win.

Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover

I got this pullover last fall, and although I seriously do not need another pullover/sweatshirt in my life, this one is worth it!

The inside is a sweatshirt like material, and the outside is super soft and fuzzy! I can’t wait to break this out again.

Blank NYC Suede Moto Jacket

My aunt got this jacket for my for Christmas 2 years ago, and I’m still obsessed with it. I have the gray color, and I feel like this is just a timeless piece that will always be in style.

Just a tip, I would size up one size especially if you are sort of in between sizes. I got the extra small and I think I could have taken the small. The arms are a bit tight, but it’s livable.

St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse

St. Tropez self-tanner has been one of my go-to’s since I started using it last summer. I have the express and I think I might need to invest in another!

The mitt is key, so don’t forget to pick up one of those as well.

On my wish list for the sale:

Blank NYC Suede Mini Skirt

Okay… I LOVE this skirt and I’ve been looking for a cute suede mini for quite a while now. I know the suede is good quality because I already have the jacket.

Now the debate is: do I get gray to match my jacket? Or get the coffee color because it’s super cute and fall friendly? 🙂

Kendra Scott Ever Pendant Necklace

I have always wanted a Kendra Scott necklace like this! I finally may actually make the purchase I have thought about countless times.

Mario Badescu Trio

This trio has two of my favorite products of all time, and a new product I would love to try!

I recently was turned on to rose facial spray. I have the travel size but I think I need to upgrade, and this trio seems like the perfect opportunity.

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan

My eye has been on these cardigans for about a year now. I think I might actually pull the trigger this year and get one!

Blondo Waterproof Booties

Waterproof?! Sold. I actually have the suede knee high black boots by Blondo and they are great in the horrible wintery mix type slush.

I think that’s it for this year’s sale. There’s a ton of great deals on so many brands, so don’t wait too long!

Happy shopping, xoxo!

The Shopbop Sale: What I Got!

I know I’ve had so many shopping posts lately, but there are just so many great sales going on!

The Shopbop sale is ending tonight, so I took time to get some last minute shopping done. Honestly, I only buy from Shopbop when they are having a sale, because I feel like I could get most of these things at a department store or boutique in person, rather than just buying it online for the same price.

Maybe I’m just lucky that I have these brands readily accessible near me most of the time, however I don’t usually go out and buy really expensive brands on the regular. I am an advocate for quality over quantity, however some times fast fashion is the answer. Anyway, I kept it simple this time and only picked up two really cute and necessary items from the Shopbop sale! Pro tip: use code EVENT19 for 20% under $500, or 25% over $500.

Levi’s Mile High Ankle Skinny in “And Then Some”

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I have never actually worn Levi’s before, but they seem to be relatively affordable and exactly what I’m looking for in plain denim. I got the ankle skinny, so I hope fully wont have to hem them!

SUNDRESS Lina Dress in Gingham

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I saw that Mumu and Macaroons wore this in an Instagram recently and it is just too cute. Hurry there’s only a few left in size xs/s!

Happy shopping!! xx

Aerie Swimsuit Picks on Sale for 4 days!

Many people hate buying/shopping for swim suits, and sometimes I know exactly what they mean. Before my trip to Florida, I was looking for a cute but simple bathing suit that was not going to break the bank and not really finding exactly what I wanted for in store at Aerie or Target, and not really anything online.

Thankfully, Aerie has updated their website with some more fun spring/summer prints and styles of bathing suits. They are also currently $17 for tops and bottoms, which is pretty cheap! I added a few extra options that are of varying prices, but they are still on sale.

I think that their bathing suits are good quality, especially when they are having a promo like this, which makes it very affordable. There are also even cheaper options other than the new arrivals.

Gingham Bikini Top + Bottom

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Pink Seersucker Bikini Top + Bottom

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Green Seersucker Bikini Top + Bottom

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Two-tone Wide Strap Bikini Top + Bottom

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Striped High-neck Bikini Top + Bottom

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Lace Up One-Piece

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Pique Printed One-Piece

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Happy shopping! xx

40% off J.Crew Full-Price Styles!!

J.Crew is one of the best stores to buy basics, as well as fun, seasonal pieces, and everything in between! They are also known for their great sales and factory stores, as well as their collaborations with different brands.

I personally have been a J.Crew fan for years. While I usually shopped in store, since moving to NYC I have become a big online shopper. J.Crew’s new loyalty program that get you free shipping and gives you rewards makes it even better!

Anyway, here are some of my favorites for this 40% full-price styles sale. Use the code “REFRESH” at check out!

Strappy soft rayon wide-leg jumpsuit in polka dot

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Cute and comfy jumpsuit for summer nights or even as work wear with a cardigan!

 

Ruffle-front mini dress in soft rayon polka dots

 

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Polka dots are so cute for spring/summer. I’m loving them! This mini dress is fun and feminine, and looks like the perfect length.

 

High-neck jumpsuit in gingham cotton poplin

 

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I got a striped version of this jumpsuit last fall, and I LOVE it. It’s so comfy and looks very chic. I got the petite size, but probably could have done the regular, as the hems are still a cropped look. LOVE, love, love this in the gingham print as well.

 

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A perfect tank for spring layering and summer heat! This is simple and would work great with tight pants for tucking in, or with elastic waistbands.
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Very classic eyelet top, which looks very comfy and is waiting in my cart right now. I read the reviews which said across the shoulders this top could feel small, so I decided to order a small, rather than an XS. I also am obsessed with the blush pink color!
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I’ve had my eye on this sweatshirt forever, it would be perfect for spring under a lighter jacket or in the summer if you have a very cold office like mine! All white and gray and white are my personal favs.
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This is just adorable. It has everything thats in for this season, and everything I love: pink, gingham, and POM POMS.
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I have been in to lighter jeans lately (and darker jeans who am I kidding?), but I love the extra flair that the design provides on these, plus a trendy raw hem.
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These shorts look very comfy, and I love the items I have from the Point Sur line so far!
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Beware: this link is to the petite size, so don’t order them in petite by accident. These are practical, sleek-looking, and on sale!
Happy shopping! xx

DSW Spring Favorites!

DSW is having a Flash Sale right now! They usually have sales frequently, however I also wanted to share my favorite shoes for spring after that beautiful weather we had over the weekend. I can’t wait to be wearing these shoes soon enough. The most updated code: “BIGMOOD” for 20% off!

Daffodil Espadrille Wedge Sandal

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These Daffodil wedges are a good Chloé dupe for a very reasonable price! Comes in a few fun colors. I personally love this color pictured and the blue.

Converse Chuck Taylor’s 

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I have been needing a new pair of white Converse since I had to throw mine away in Cancun my senior year of college. I wore them out to a concert there, and while my feet were saved from being trampled, the sneakers were beyond saving!

 

Dolce Vita Derby Sandal

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Loving the snakeskin and light brown leather look in a more casual sandal.

Dolce Vita Paddy Sandal

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Another fun pop of snakeskin on a more neutral sandal! Very city chic for the warmer months.

Jack Rogers Sandals

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A timeless style in some more non-traditional colors. I love the cork and black, and the cork and navy whipstitching.

Steve Madden Kimmie Wedge Sandal

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These Steve Madden’s were all the rage at the end of last summer/early fall. They were completely sold out when my sister went to grab them for sorority rush in Charleston! Still cute and neutral for a fun summery look with jeans and a white tee.

Steve Madden Emmi Platform Sneaker

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White sneakers are a personal favorite of mine, and you can never have enough! I have a few on rotation to keep them from getting super dirty. This look is very similar to the platform Superga’s, definitely a good dupe that’s slightly less expensive and runs in US sizes!

Steve Madden Marky Wedge Sandal

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Loving the rose gold for a fun pop of color. These banded sandals look cute and will stay on your feet. Plus I love the stretch in the middle band!