November 7, 2017

Sephora VIB Sale

So how did everyone use their extra hour this weekend? Mine was spent sleeping aka recovering from a little cold and another Penn State loss. And don't even get me started on the crap that is the AP Poll! I'm interested to see what the committee brings us tonight with the updated playoff rankings.


In better news, I placed my Sephora order for the VIB Rouge sale that ended last night. I'm so excited to try some new products and replenish my stash of favorites. I kept thinks under control this year, as I'm still trying to work my way through all of the sample-size products I already own and stay on a budget. Here are my four must-haves and one wildcard purchase that should be arriving on my doorstep this week:

1 // Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Primer
A must for my disgustingly dry skin. I love the light, fresh scent and it helps my concealer stay on all day, which is also a must.

2 // Caudalie Grape Water
Again with the dry skin! I discovered this in a Sephora skincare sampler last fall, and I can't get enough. I keep it in my desk at work and spritz it all over my face and then bounce a beautyblender all over to pat it in. 

3 // Sol de Janiero Bum Bum Cream
Does this really tighten up skin? Who cares! It smells like the most incredible beach vacation and never fails to make me smile when it's cold and dark outside.

4 // Shiseido Cotton Pads
The first time I saw someone post about these I'm pretty sure I thought "Are you joking?! Ten dollars for cotton pads?" but they're so worth the money. One pad can remove my eye makeup or nail polish and they don't come apart in wispy little strips of cotton. And they're so soft!

5 // Kora Organics Daily Ritual
What is a sale for if not for trying something new? This organic brand by Miranda Kerr sparked my interest, so I put it in my cart to try. It contains a cleanser, moisturizer and spray. Here's to hoping it's a good purchase!

So that's what I picked up, plus a few holiday gifts which I can't share because I don't want to ruin any surprises ;) 

November 3, 2017

Five on Friday | tv, clothing, makeup, oh my!

Happy Friday, friends! This week has been a really rough one; work has been crazy and I'm SO GLAD we are so close to the weekend. Maybe it'll arrive faster if I hurry up and get along with my five on friday? Let's give it a try!


1 // Below Deck

So we don't have cable, but I did download the Bravo app and have been bingeing episodes of Below Deck. I was never really into this show back when we did have cable, but I'm borderline obsessed with Kate, the chief stew from the show. Her clapbacks are hilarious, and based on my creeping on her twitter, she does some amazing volunteer work. I need to be her friend!

2 // Sephora VIB Rouge Sale

It's that time of year, aka the day I spend all of my money at Sephora's VIB Rouge sale. I typically shop at Ulta because they have a much better rewards program, but there are a handful of items that are only available at Sephora so I'm filling up my cart today. I'll report back with what I got when it arrives!

3 // Le Tote

I'm still loving my rental clothing subscription with Le Tote. My clothing options have been killing it lately and I'm so tempted to keep everything they send. But where's the fun in that, right? I've got the schedule locked down so that I can maximize the number of totes I get each month. If you'd like your first tote free, please feel free to use my referral link {here}

4 // Fall Back

It's almost here! I cannot wait to go to work in the DAYLIGHT next week instead of the depressing darkness. Yes, I know it will be dark earlier, but it's so much easier to wake up and drive to work when the sun is up. And an extra hour of sleep never hurts ;) 

5 // Penn State!

The battle of the land grant universities! Tomorrow #7 Penn State takes on #24 Michigan State in East Lansing. I'll be watching the game at the Vineyard at Hershey at the Junior League's tailgate fundraiser. Penn State football, friends, and wine...if Penn State wins, it will be the perfect Saturday!

I hope everyone has an amazing weekend - I'm counting down the minutes until I'm out of the office and relaxing. Cheers!

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