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Fall Beauty Must-Haves from Sephora

October 20, 2023

Sephora Haul Fall Beauty Must-Haves

Sharing another Sephora haul today rounding up tons of new beauty launches this month! I’ve hauled a little bit of everything from eyes, lips and cheeks. Here are the winners from what I’ve tested and tried.

Sephora Haul Fall Beauty Must-Haves

Eye Makeup Launches

Patrick Ta Major Dimension III Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Patrick Ta added a matte eyeshadow palette to his lineup with the Major Dimension III Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($70) and it is 100% worth the splurge. It has two dark cream shadows (both which can double as a liner) and 10 powder shadows. All the shades are matte variations of brown, black and cream. I love that he has both cool and neutral tones in this making it super versatile for a warmer day time look or a more dressy smokey eye look. Powders are ultra smooth, easy to blend and layer.

Patrick Ta Major Dimension III Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Patrick Ta Major Dimension III Matte Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Westman Atelier added a new mascara formula called the Eye Want You Mascara ($45) which has a really nice lengthening formula. It’s available in black or brown (I picked up black). I love the bright red bold packaging and fluffy brush. It’s great for length and does not clump or smudge.

Westman Atelier Eye Want You Mascara

I picked up two of the Merit Solo Shadow Cream to Powder Soft Matte Eyeshadows ($24) in the lighter brown tones and I really love them. Vachetta and Midcentury are both neutral browns and they have a creamy easy to blend texture with a matte drydown finish. I love tones like these because they’re just slightly darker than my skin tone. They make for a great one and done kind of shadow that looks like a natural contour on my lids. I picked up the No. 2 Double Sided Brush ($20) to use and love the small size for detail application. It’s well made and works well but you can use your fingers or any shadow brush from your stash to apply these shadows.

Merit Solo Shadow Cream to Powder Soft Matte Eyeshadows

Fenty added a new eyeshadow formula called the Shadowstix Longwear Eyeshadow Stick ($25 each). Reviews and feedback on these were very mixed but I really love the formula, pigment and lasting power. I picked up three shimmer shades and think they’re super flattering and easy to wear. They apply smoothly and set to a truly long-wear formula.

Fenty Shadowstix Longwear Eyeshadow Stick

A few swatch comparisons below to some of my other favorites for comparison.

Merit, Fenty, Armani, Laura Mercier eyeshadow swatches

Cheeks & Highlighters

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palettes Leopard

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palettes ($90 each) have arrived at Sephora. I really love both the Jellyfish and Leopard Palettes, but find I’ve been reaching for Leopard the most. It has everything I need for a complete face + cheek look. I will most likely be bringing this one with me for holiday travel because it goes with so many different looks.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palettes Leopard

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette Holiday 2023 - Leopard swatches

You girls know I love the Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powders so when the Prisme Libre Loose Highlighter popped up online I ordered it immediately. There is one shade available in 10 Organza Or ($43) and it is absolutely beautiful. It has a stunning golden shimmer and I love it on the eyes or cheeks.

There are also two liquid highlighters called the Givenchy Prisme Libre Liquid Highlighter ($42). I ordered the pink one Rose Extravaganza and it’s a really pretty soft pale pink champagne. It’s more on the subtle/sheer side which is nice for those who want a natural glow.

Dior added some new shades of the Addict Lip Maximizers ($40 each) and two of them are available at Sephora now in 049 Pure Copper (shimmery bronze) and 050 Holographic Silver (sheer opal silver shimmer). These are perfect for the holiday season.

Givenchy Loose Highlighter

Givenchy Loose Highlighter and Dior Addict Lip Maximizers

Lip Loves

I have tons of new lip products I hauled this month! Armani launched a Lip Power Matte ($45 each, six new shades). As a fan of the regular Lip Power I was really interested in the new matte formula and picked up six to try. 111 is a perfect nude pink, 112 is a soft brownish color, 114 is a pale powder pink, 116 is a cool toned pink. Formula of the matte shades is just as creamy as the original, just matte in finish.

Armani Lip Power Matte

Armani Lip Power Matte

Armani Lip Power Matte swatches vs Regular Lip Power

As a huge fan of the Fenty Lip Glosses I feel like I’m on a mission to collect every color they launch. This year’s holiday set is the Glossy Posse Volume 6.0 ($42, a $69 value) has three full-sizes in the Glass Slipper Heat (clear plumping), Fenty Glow Cream (love this as an everyday pink) and Pink Dragonfly (stunning pink shimmer, it was available in a mini in previous years).

There are some new shades of the Fenty Gloss Bomb too in Champ Stamp (sparkling champagne) and Riri (re-promote mauve). For holiday they launched Holla’gram ($26) which is a really pretty oyster pearl pink shimmer.

Fenty also launched a The Gloss Bomb Vault ($150 with 10 full-size glosses) which has some new shades mixed in. I’m very tempted and added it to my Sephora wishlist for the upcoming Holiday Savings Event.

Fenty Glossy Posse 6.0 and new Gloss Bombs

Fenty Glossy Posse 6.0 and new Gloss Bombs swatches

Fenty Glossy Posse 6.0 and new Gloss Bombs swatches

Fragrance Loves

Phlur Hair and Body Mist Amber Haze, Mango Mood, Vanilla Skin

Last but not least is a quick look at the latest from Phlur. Everything they launch is phenomenal and I’ve fallen head over heels for the Hair and Body Fragrance Mists ($20 – $35 each). I have the smaller 3 oz sizes which are perfect for me. Vanilla Skin is my favorite. It’s a soft pleasant warm semi-sweet vanilla that isn’t too sweet or bitter.

Mango Mood is a fruity mango + brown sugar mix that reminds me of my teenage years. It’s fun and feels like a summer vacation.

Amber Haze is a warm floral with amber notes. It’s soft and cozy with a bit of sweetness.

That wraps up my October Sephora haul! If you haven’t signed up for their Beauty Insider Program I highly recommend doing so. You can sign up for free and being a member opens up tons of benefits like deluxe samples, early access to products and events too.

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New Rare Beauty Launches + Haul

August 11, 2023

Rare Beauty Haul All of the Above Weightless Eyeshadow Sticks, Perfect Strokes Longwear Gel Eyeliner and the Fresh & Dewy Lip Cheek Duo

I hauled a few of the new Rare Beauty launches recently and have a review + lots of swatches today. I picked up the All of the Above Weightless Eyeshadow Sticks, Perfect Strokes Longwear Gel Eyeliner and the Fresh & Dewy Lip Cheek Duo.

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Fresh & Dewy Lip Cheek Duo

Rare Beauty Fresh & Dewy Lip Cheek Duo

Rare Beauty Fresh & Dewy Lip Cheek Duo

The Fresh & Dewy Lip Cheek Duo ($28) is a super cute set with a full size Stay Vunerable Glossy Lip Balm in Nearly Petal and mini Soft Pinch Blush in Happy. The Nearly Petal shade is a light peachy pink that’s very sheer and barely has any color payoff by itself. I like it layered on top of a liner or lipstick, but by itself I think it’s pretty much the same as a clear lip balm (at least on me).

The Soft Pinch Blush in Happy is a super mini. It’s very tiny but since the blushes are ultra pigmented I don’t mind the small size. It’s cute, I love the color, and the pink is really flattering for a healthy pink flush.

Rare Beauty Fresh & Dewy Lip Cheek Duo

Perfect Strokes Longwear Gel Eyeliner

The reviews for the Perfect Strokes Longwear Gel Eyeliner ($19) are overwhelmingly positive but I was pretty disappointed in this formula. It glides on beautifully on the hand, but on the eyes it drags and the pigment is not smooth or intense for the Cocoa shade. I felt like it disappeared on my skin within minutes. For a pencil liner in a twist up format I prefer the Tarte Quick Sticks or Sisley Phyto-Kohl Eyeliners by far.

I liked the Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara ($20) from a previous haul so I restocked on another tube. This time however I’m just not really a fan of the formula. I think since I first bought it there have been so many other great launches, this one is just ok. Adds nice definition on me, but doesn’t really volumize and absolutely does not hold the curl.

All of the Above Weightless Eyeshadow Sticks

Rare Beauty All of the Above Weightless Eyeshadow Sticks

Rare Beauty All of the Above Weightless Eyeshadow Sticks

Rare Beauty All of the Above Weightless Eyeshadow Sticks

Last but not least we have a look at the All of the Above Weightless Eyeshadow Sticks ($22). This is another product I have mixed thoughts about. I think they’re much better than the Hourglass Voyeur Eyeshadow Sticks (reviewed here) but I don’t think they are the best out there. Perhaps the formula is just not for my skin type/preference though. The Rare Beauty Eyeshadow sticks are long-wearing but they set really fast so you need to blend quickly. On bare lids they emphasize fine lines I did not know where there giving me almost a wrinkly dried out look. If I load up on eye cream and apply the shadows as a topper on top of a powder shadow I get a better result.

I did a demo with 3 shades on Instagram reels. I think the colors are beautiful. Formula is kinda high maintenance for me, although I don’t mind layering. I just see myself reaching for something creamier that doesn’t set as fast like the Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Sticks (wish they would launch new colors) or the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks.

Overall I had fun trying some new launches. I don’t think I would call any of them must-haves although I do really like the eyeshadow sticks in Contentment and Growth. From the Rare Beauty line I still think the best thing I’ve tried is the Positive Light Tinted Moisturizer.

Rare Beauty Haul

Have you tried any of these Rare Beauty launches? What did you think?




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Hauls Sales Sephora

What I Hauled from the Sephora Sale

April 24, 2023

Sephora Sale Haul | The Beauty Lookbook

It’s the last day of the Sephora spring sale and here’s a quick look at what I hauled plus some first impressions of what I tried. I went a little overboard with the event – there are so many things I’ve had on my list to try so I picked up quite a few things. I have not had a chance to try everything yet but for those of you who wanted the full rundown here are all the details.

New Things I Hauled

Sephora Sale Haul Haus Labs

Haus Labs has been on my list to try and I think it’s a beautifully designed line with well thought out products. Packaging is sleek and unique. Unfortunately I can’t call this a must-have line to try, the products seem to be very good in quality and ingredients, but the formulas just don’t all hit home.

Haus Labs Le Monster Lip Crayon Rose Matte + Peach Matte are pretty twist up matte lip pencils. The colors I picked are a little too cool in undertone for my skin tone so they make me washed out. I think the formula is great and shade range is pretty good. I just ended up with colors that didn’t work so well for me.

Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation is something I am still trying to make work for me. I picked shade 230 Light Medium Cool (matched in store). Pros: I like the finish and coverage. Cons: The formula settles into my fine lines and also separates in any creases I have (like around the nose or wrinkles I have on my face). I have been able to get it to work when I add a serum + moisturizer + primer, but it’s a little high maintenance and there is a lot of transfer anytime I touch my face to anything.

Haus Labs Powder Sculpt Bronzer Shade 5 and Shade 6. Now these are a thumbs up for me! Formula is not groundbreaking or super unique, but what I love about them is they are satin in finish: not too matte, not too shimmery, just somewhere in between. I have a slight preference for Shade 6 right now but both look pretty good on my skintone right now.

Haus Labs Color Fuse Blush Pomelo Peach + Dragon Fruit Glaze swatch so beautifully on the hand but perhaps I’m just not the right shade skintone-wise for these. On my face they look muddy and unflattering. What I see in the pan definitely does not translate to what goes on my face.

New Base Products

Sephora Sale Haul Foundations

Merit The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Stick in Sand and Camel are nice for the minimalist. To me they’re more like a concealer stick you can use to on spots you need coverage. Solid performers but if you already own a concealer or foundation stick you love, I don’t think these are must-haves.

Kosas Dream Beam Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 – have not tried yet, a little scared to since I react to a lot of sunscreens but will keep you posted!

Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer in Shade 4 and 4.5, these have already been in my favorites roundup but wanted to highlight them again. Thumbs up for this formula!

Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint in Shade 4 and 5 – love these for a really lightweight fluid formula that isn’t too dewy or sheer. Has nice natural coverage and a pretty glow. I’m in between shades so I’m mixing them.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Concealer in N250 – another one I’ve already put in a favorites roundup, but had to share again. If you’re looking for a new concealer to try that is creamy, easy to blend and has great coverage – this is the one to check out! You can see it IN ACTION HERE.

Bronzers + Contour

Sephora Sale Haul Tower 28, Makeup By Mario and Freck

Makeup by Mario SoftSculpt Tranforming Skin Perfector – still testing but it has so many rave reviews from people I follow and trust, I have high hopes.

Tower 28 Sculptino in Broad and Tower 28 Bronzino in Sun Coast – have not tried but I picked up a couple lighter shades in formulas I already own and love to try.

Freck Face Hack Precision Sculpting Cream Bronzer in Medium Tan – I partnered with Freck to share a tutorial on how to use these. They’re mini but mighty! Formula is one of the best cream bronzers I’ve tried.


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Beauty Tools I Hauled

Sephora Haul Beauty Tools Beautyblender, Merit Brush Saie Brush

Will quickly say I like all of the tools I hauled from Sephora and would recommend them to anyone!

Beautyblender Besties Bronze Set
Merit No 1 Tapered Blending Brush
Saie Fluffy Setting Powder Brush as I really love the Base Brush + Bronzer Brush
Isle of Paradise Blending Brush

Lip Haul

Sephora Lip Haul Huda Beauty, NARS, Rare Beauty

Still need to try these out, but I already know I love the NARS formula!

NARS Afterglow Sensual Shine in Dolce Vita, Devotion + On Edge
Rare Beauty Lip Souffle Matte Cream in Kindness
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Wifey

Favorites I Restocked

Restock Haul Picks Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay and Shiseido

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brow
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray and Pressed Powder
Urban Decay Setting Spray with Vitamin C Mini
Shiseido Clear Sunscreen Stick

That wraps up my Sephora sale haul! I have several videos of products in action on Reels and my Shop.LTK Page if you want to check them out for more details! A few new perfumes from Armani and Clean Reserve for those who love sweet scents, more details on the best sunscreens from Shiseido and some skincare + haircare loves!

Sephora Haul Armani, Clean, Kerastase and Drunk Elephant

Best Sunscreens from Shiseido

Did you haul anything good from the sale? Let me know what your must-have finds are! Thank you to everyone who followed along on my beauty hauls and tutorials over the past week! I really appreciate the love and support! More giveaways to follow soon as my way of saying thank you!


Hauls Sephora

Spring Beauty Sephora Haul

February 24, 2023

Sephora Beauty Haul

In partnership with Sephora

I have a new Sephora haul roundup review for you today! There are lots of new beauty launches at Sephora I’ve put to the test this month and I’ve found some new loves! Here are 12 things I hauled this month to try and my thoughts.

Make Up For Ever launched the new HD Skin Matte Velvet Undetectable Longwear Blurring Powder Foundation and it has an overwhelming number of rave reviews so I had to investigate it to see if it lived up to the hype. I picked up 2Y20 Warm Nude and it’s a perfect match! It blurs the skin to perfection with a sponge giving full smooth coverage. I also like to use a brush to apply it as a setting powder for sheerer coverage. Lasting power is very good and I love that it does not oxidize on my skin.

Make Up For Ever HD Skin Matte Velvet Undetectable Longwear Blurring Powder Foundation

Make Up For Ever HD Skin Matte Velvet Undetectable Longwear Blurring Powder Foundation 2Y20

I also picked up the Make Up For Ever HD Undetectable Longwear Foundation in the same corresponding shade 2Y20. This isn’t a new formula but new to me and I give this one is a huge thumbs up too. It’s lightweight, blurs, naturally radiant, with nice natural coverage. The texture is fluid and easy to blend and work into the skin without looking or feeling heavy.

Make Up For Ever HD Undetectable Longwear Foundation

Make Up For Ever HD Undetectable Longwear Foundation

Another complexion product I picked up is the Caliray Freedreaming Clean Blurring Skin Tint in Shade 6. I’ve been looking for a natural skin tint that still has some coverage and that isn’t too dewy. It’s a skin-but-better sheer tint but still has enough coverage to even out the skin in a very natural way. It does have a dewy finish so I set with powder but I really like the way it looks and feels on the skin.

Caliray Freedreaming Clean Blurring Skin Tint

I’ve loved the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray for as long as I can remember and did not realize they had more than one formula until recently. I’ve been really impressed with the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray with Vitamin C. You can use this to prep and hydrate the skin before makeup. It has an ultra fine mist dispenser to evenly spritz the face. Love this for a light veil of hydration. It also works to set the makeup too.

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray with Vitamin C

The new Tower 28 Sculptino Soft Matte Cream Contour + Bronzers just launched and I literally ran to my local store to pick one up. I opted for the shade in Getty which is a natural medium tan. I like that it’s a neutral-warm color which helps warm up the complexion in a flattering way. It has a creamy finish described as a soft matte and on the skin it does feel like a demi-matte but still has a dewy look to it. I’ve photographed and swatched it next to the Bronzino in West Coast for reference.

Left: West Coast, Right: Getty

Tower 28 Bronzino and Sculptino

Tower 28 Sculptino Soft Matte Cream Contour + Bronzer Getty

As a fan of the Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Balm Powder I was really excited to see that she launched the Yummy Skin Blush. These are ultra pigmented balm blushes that will show up on a wide range of skin tones. I love that these are still easy to blend/sheer out easily. I picked Jubilee and Rose N Brunch to try first and really like both. I applied both shades on the lips and cheeks. They have a blurred soft matte finish with excellent lasting power on me.

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blush Jubilee and Rose N Brunch

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blush

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blush and Tower 28 swatches

Another popular item that caught my eye is the Fenty Skin Lip Plush Puddin’ Intensive Recovery Lip Mask. This has a unique twisting base to push and dispense the balm. It’s thick, hydrating and plush – I like to use this as an overnight lip mask. Softens the lips and I really love it.

Fenty Skin Lip Plush Puddin’ Intensive Recovery Lip Mask

For lip colors I picked up some new Hourglass and Anastasia Beverly Hills. A number of you asked for a review of the new Hourglass Unlocked Satin Crème Lipsticks. I picked up four to try in Tide, Alpine, Oasis and Dahlia. I am completely blown away by this formula. It just might be THE best satin lipstick formula I have ever tried. These have flawless smooth coverage and apply beautifully on the lips. They have a very soft vanilla scent. Out of the four I picked I like Oasis the best but they’re really all wearable. I will 100% need to pick up more colors.

Hourglass Unlocked Satin Crème Lipsticks

Hourglass Unlocked Satin Crème Lipstick Oasis

Sephora Haul Hourglass Lipsticks ABH Lips

Anastasia Beverly Hills launched new lip shades to her current lineup. I picked up one of her Lip Pencils in Muted Mauve which is a taupe mauve shade and two Lip Glosses in Sunbaked which is a mauve pink and Soft Pink which is a creamy baby pink. The glosses work well when layered on top of a pencil or lipstick for a full glossy lip look. I think the new neutral shades are really stunning.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Pencil in Muted Mauve and Lip Gloss in Sunbaked and Soft Pink

Last is a quick look at two new hair launches. Oribe added a new product to the Hair Alchemy lineup with their new Hair Alchemy Strengthening Masque and it does not disappoint. Strengthens hair and leaves it soft and hydrated. As a huge Olaplex fan I could not wait to try the No.4D Clean Volume Detox Dry Shampoo and it’s a win for me. I really love that the product does not leave any white powder residue on the hair. Feels lightweight, adds volume, absorbs excess oil.

Oribe Hair Alchemy Strengthening Masque and Olaplex No.4D Clean Volume Detox Dry Shampoo

Olaplex No.4D Clean Volume Detox Dry Shampoo

Sephora Beauty Haul

That wraps up my February Sephora haul! If you haven’t checked out their Beauty Insider Program yet make sure you check it out here. You can sign up for free and it opens up access to some fun benefits, early access to events and more.

For all customers they also have the Buy Online, Pick Up In Store option which I love. It allows you to make sure the items you’re shopping for are in store and reserved when you purchase online. Super convenient for me so I don’t have to make an extra trip. Select locations also have Same-Day Delivery which you can check by inputting your zip code on each product page. More info here.

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Hauls Nordstrom Sales

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try-On Haul

July 7, 2022

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul 2022

above: shelf Amazon / mirror West Elm / ottoman Article / top Rails (regular price) / shorts Agolde / sneakers Nike 

I have Part 1 of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul today with a look at some of the things I picked up in fashion and accessories. My local store had a decent selection although they didn’t have as much stock as previous years. About 1/3 of the things on my list and radar weren’t in store. I was hoping to see some Tory Burch in store (they’re always such a big part of the sale), but they weren’t part of the sale this year.


NSALE 2022 Sunglasses

My first stop was the Accessories Section. I didn’t see the jewelry I had on my radar but there was so much out on display (and some stored in glass display cases) I probably missed it. I managed to try the sunglasses that were on my radar including the Celine 50mm Polarized Sunglasses ($299.99, I hope they restock) and the Prada 51 mm Round Sunglasses ($199.99).

Celine Sunnies

Nordstrom Sale Celine Sunglasses

Prada Sunnies

Nordstrom Sale Prada Sunglasses

I tried on the AllSaints Odette East/West Leather Tote ($152.99, available in Black and Palisade Tan). It’s a cute well-priced tote but a little big for my size so I passed.

AllSaints Odette EastWest Leather Tote

The Dagne Dover selection was very limited. I picked up the Mila Small Travel Toiletry Organizer ($29.90) which has already sold out. You can still find it in other colors at the full-price ($45).

Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover Mila Small Toiletry Bag

For shoes I picked up the Nike Air Max Pre-Day Sneaker ($103.99 on sale). They ran a little bigger than most other Nike Sneakers I’ve tried. I’m usually a 7 in sneakers (6.5 in almost everything else). I opted for the 6.5 size and they’re pretty comfortable. I still prefer APL sneakers for comfort and quality.

Nike Air Max Pre-Day Sneaker

Nike Air Max Pre-Day Sneaker

Try-On Haul

I opted for casual basics that are comfortable for me to wear in the hot humid weather in Florida. There are always so many good denim options and cute jackets but I can’t wear them most of the year so usually pass on them. I did find a really good fit with one pair of jeans denim (Frame Denim below). Here is what I tried on. I’ve included sizes for reference – most of what I tried ended up being true to size. I’m 5’3” – shorts are my own from L’Agence and Sneakers are the Dior Walk’N’Dior Sneaker.

1.State Pintuck V-Neck Camisole in White and Black

Price: $38.99 on sale (after sale, $59)
Sizing: Wearing an XS
Mini Review: Soft and flowy with adjustable straps, pretty good quality, runs long but has enough room to tuck in, I bought the white one, will probably be a bit tight if you are bigger than a C cup. It’s snug on me but not too tight.

1.State Pintuck V-Neck Camisole in White

1.State Pintuck V-Neck Camisole in Black


All Saints Anna Cotton T-Shirt

Price: $38.99 (after sale $59)
Sizing: US Size 4
Thoughts: Nice comfortable basic with capped sleeves, I tried on the pale pink and blue color. I ended up going with the lighter color. Was also available in white (seemed see thru) and a faded black (looked a little too faded).

All Saints Anna Cotton T-Shirt


ATM Schoolboy Cotton Crewneck T-Shirt

Price: $98.90 (after sale $145)
Sizing: Tried on an XS, sometimes I wear a S
Thoughts: Love this thin slightly transparent boxy tee. I own this in a lot of other colors and think it’s a really good basic. The color Deep Coral is a lot brighter in real life than the stock image. I think it’s over priced but it’s a fun summer color.

ATM Schoolboy Cotton Crewneck T-Shirt


Rails Ellis Organic Cotton Button-Up

Price: $109.99 (after sale $168)
Sizing: Wearing an XS, but usually wear a S
Thoughts: Tried this just for fun, I already own this in a similar blue color so I passed, it’s also available in a Pear Green color which is really pretty. Love this for a super light weight cotton gauze shirt, I wear this style all the time (probably too much).

Rails Ellis Organic Cotton Button-Up


Billabong Sun Dazed Slub Cotton Blend Sweater

Price: $43.99 (after sale $65.95)
Sizing: Tried on the Small
Thoughts: LOVE this so I bought it in two colors. Nice slouchy feel, open holes so I can probably wear it here in Florida, could have sized up for a more slouchy look but liked these

Billabong Sun Dazed Slub Cotton Blend Sweater


Open Edit Ribbed Dolman Sleeve Cotton Sweater

Price: $39.90 (after sale $59)
Sizing: XS, could have sized down to an XXS but they didn’t have any in store
Thoughts: This is SO soft and cozy! It feels so soft and plush against the skin.

Frame Le High Straight Leg Ankle in Westway Grind

Price: $145.90 (after sale $238)
Sizing: 26 (same as what I wear in Paige, Mother, Joe’s)
Thoughts: Really liked the quality and fit, has a thick solid material with a bit of stretch. Ankle length is usually full length on me since I’m short.

Open Edit Ribbed Dolman Sleeve Cotton Sweater


Vince Essential Stripe Pima Cotton Crewneck Tee

Price: $59.99 (after sale $95)
Sizing: Wearing a Small (probably could have gone up to a medium)
Thoughts: Fitted good quality tee with cute off white stripes, love this for a simple look

Vince Essential Stripe Pima Cotton Crewneck Tee


A Few Other Things

I picked up a couple of the Free People FP Movement Free Throw Crop Tank ($19.99 on sale, regular price $30). I already own this in multiple colors and love it for around the house or under a button down. It’s stretchy, comfortable, and I love these. I wear a Medium.

Free People FP Movement Free Throw Crop Top Tank

NSALE Barefoot Dreams

Took a look at the Barefoot Dreams selection (just to look). They had the classic colors and styles but my store didn’t have the newer patterns, pillows or pet beds.

Full beauty haul to follow soon but wanted to mention the Diptyque 4 Piece Candle Set this year has the small 2.4 oz candles (versus the 1.2 oz minis they usually have). It’s hard to tell from the stock photo. I bought a set to have some extras on hand.

Diptyque 4 piece set

Also not part of the Anniversary Sale but I bought the Casper Glow Light a couple months ago and really love it! It’s an expensive splurge for a night light but I am absolutely obsessed. It’s chargeable so you don’t always have to have it plugged into an outlet (huge plus). You can change the brightness simply by twisting the light on a hard surface. It’s self-dimming so it will turn off while you fall asleep but you can also press the top to keep the light on. Super handy to carry with you at night if you wake up and have to go into the hallway but don’t want to turn on all the lights.

They’re marked down at Nordstrom for 50% off so I bought a couple sets for my in-laws and one more for us. Available in a 2-pack for $124.50 (regular price is $250) and individually for $64.50 (full price is $129).

Casper Glow Light

NSALE 2022 Haul

More to follow soon! And stay tuned for a giveaway coming up on the blog!

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Did you shop the sale yet? What did you pick up?

Beauty Favorites Hauls

Summer Haul with Bluemercury

June 7, 2022

Summer Makeup Refresh with Bluemercury

Bluemercury is having their Summer Party Event now through 6/8 with some great savings. You can save with code SUMMER:

  • Save 10% off purchases $100+
  • Save 15% off purchases $175+
  • Save 20% off purchases $250+

And they’re also providing a complimentary Summer Beauty Gift that contains 9 deluxe samples with your purchase of $250 or more. While supplies last!

I’m excited to partner with them to share a look at some things I think will be perfect for summer! I have a mix of everything from skincare, body care, lips, hair care and more. Here’s what I hauled.

Summer Makeup Refresh with Bluemercury

Skincare / Body Care

M-61 PowerGlow Peel 10 Treatments

For skincare I ordered the M-61 PowerGlow Peel 10 Treatments and am completely obsessed. They’re a quick and easy way to exfoliate the skin in a peel pad with glycolic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin K, bilberry and chamomile. Each treatment is individually packaged which makes them perfect for travel. I found them very gentle on the skin and they help with texture and clarity. I’m definitely ordering more!

Corpus No Green Natural Deodorant & Supergoop Sunscreen Oil

Corpus No Green Natural Deodorant is a new to me brand, I decided to try their deodorant and love it. It has a fresh natural kind of scent with bergamot, pink lemon, orange blossom and cardamom.

I love a good sunscreen oil for summer and the Supergoop! Glow Oil SPF 50 is one of my favorites. It absorbs nicely into the skin, has a high SPF, leaves the skin glowing and hydrates too.

Effortless Lip Look

NARS Afterglow Lip Balm Orgasm

NARS Afterglow Lip Balm Orgasm Lip Shine in A-Lister

For the lips there are so many great tinted lip products for an effortless glow, but my favorite for years has been the NARS Afterglow Lip Balm. I have this in all the colors but my favorite is Orgasm for a really natural flushed pink glow. It’s hydrating, easy to apply, lasts long for a tinted balm and great to apply for on-the-go.

If you want a nice shine I highly recommend the NARS Afterglow Lip Shine for one of the smoothest gloss formulas you’ll find these days. Shade shown is A-Lister which is a pale gold shimmer.

Glowing Complexion

Kosas Revealer Concealer

Two summer bases I love for a glowing complexion include a mix of the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer Natural Skin Illuminator + the Kosas Revealer Concealer. When I layer both I can create the exact coverage I want: a sheer glowy base with extra coverage in just the areas I need with the concealer. Both are creamy, dewy and look natural. Just set with your favorite powder to lock it into place.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer Natural Skin Illuminator + the Kosas Revealer Concealer

For a glowing warm bronze look the Sisley Paris Phyto-Touche Illusion Bronzer is a favorite I just restocked. It has a gel-powder formula that glides onto the skin. It has a subtle shimmer to it which gives the complexion a glow without looking too shimmery.

Sisley Paris Phyto-Touche Illusion Bronzer

Sisley Paris Phyto-Touche Illusion Bronzer

I also love layering the Chantecaille Cheek Gelee for a natural wash of color or the Radiance Gel Bronzer for a natural bronzed glow.

Chantecaille Cheek Gelee

Hair Care

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

For summer hair I really love the Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. It’s actually great for year round but I especially love it during the spring to summer months for a hair refresh in between washes. I also love the Sisley Hair Rituel Protective Hair Fluid to help protect hair from UVA and UVB rays. It’s a lightweight hair spray I spritz on damp hair before heat styling or air drying. It also helps protect from the sea or pool water.

Summer hair favorites Oribe, Sisley, T3

I’ve been looking for a good travel sized hair dryer and ordered the T3 Afar Travel Dryer + Case and it’s just what I’ve been looking for. It has 3 heat settings, 2 speed settings, concentrator, cool shot option and a travel case. The top folds down for storage and it’s powerful even though it’s compact. Can’t wait to bring this on my next trip!

For the Home

Bluemercury Haul Larq and Resore

Last I have a look at three things I bought for the home. I’ve been super curious about the LARQ Bottle PureVis which is a self-cleaning and purifying bottle. I ordered it in Granite White. It has UV-C LED Light Technology to eliminate viruses and bacteria. It’s also double-wall insulated to keep water hot or cold. It’s easy to use and rechargeable.

I picked up the Resore Face Wash Set for a nice gentle face cloth. They’re fluffy, plush and antibacterial. I love the case it comes in too! Comes with a set of two.

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

I’ve had the Vitruvi Stone Diffuser on my wishlist for some time and am finally glad to own one. I ordered it in White and added some of my own essential oils to it (they also carry some, but you can use any one). Simply fill to the water line and add about 20 drops of your oil. There are different time settings where you can have them on. If you’re looking for continuous scent throughout the home I think this is great.

That wraps up my Bluemercury Summer Haul! If you’re looking for some luxury items to refresh your routine or home I hope you found this helpful for ideas! There are tons of great brands at Bluemercury and now is a great time to stock up and save!

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Hauls Sephora

Sephora Haul + New Beauty Tries

May 20, 2022

Sephora Haul Review

I have a Sephora haul to share today with a look at some new beauty launches in skincare and makeup! This month is my birthday month so I picked up my Beauty Insider Birthday Gift. There are a few options to pick from and I opted for the Laura Mercier set with the mini powder and caviar stick. The set is super cute and I can’t wait to try the eyeshadow stick (it’s a new color)! If you’re not a Beauty Insider yet you can sign up here. They offer a lot of fun perks. You’ll get access to events, early access to product launches, deluxe samples and more. You can Enjoy Free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP. Exclusions apply.

Here’s a look at what I hauled so far this month. More beauty newness is coming at the end of the month which I’m looking forward to (lots of new bronzers) but here’s what I’ve tested so far.

Sephora Haul Picks

Skincare Picks

Sephora Haul Skincare

Sephora Haul Fenty Skin, Dior Beauty and Glow Recipe

I picked up a few new launches in skincare. I’m a huge fan of detox masks to help clear up the skin and pores. The Fenty Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Detox Face Mask is one of the gentlest pore masks I’ve ever tried and it looks like cookies and cream ice cream (but without any scent)! Most detox masks are very strong which I don’t mind, but this one is super gentle, non-drying, has charcoal and salicylic acid and helped to clear out pores. It sold out almost immediately but I just checked online and it restocked!

I have been a huge fan of Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer but wanted to try something new. They just launched the Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Acid Serum. It’s a nice lightweight serum with AHA and BHA to help smooth the skin and reduce breakouts. I typically get breakouts around my chin especially in the summertime so I’m really excited to use this one this summer. I’ve only used it a few times so far but I like the texture and feel. It is heavily scented so if you’re sensitive to fragrance I recommend doing a patch test first.

I wanted to give the Dior La Mousse OFF/ON Foaming Face Cleanser another shout out. If you’re looking to switch up your spring to summer cleansing routine I highly recommend giving this one a look. It’s effective at removing makeup and cleaning the face but doesn’t strip the skin.


Jo Malone Crystal Campion Cologne

There are so many beautiful new perfumes out this season! I hauled a few of the newer Jo Malone launches earlier in the spring and decided to add one more to my collection. I picked up the Jo Malone Crystal Campion Cologne which I think is a beautiful floral with watery notes. On my skin it’s more floral and it smells like spring. Notes include blackcurrant and campion flower accord. Although I don’t really detect the blackcurrant.

I’ve been so interested in the Phlur perfume line and decided to try the Phloria Eau de Parfum (9.5 ml travel size). It’s pure love! It’s a warm jasmin floral that reminds me of Tom Ford Soleil Blanc. It truly is like sunshine in a bottle. I’m considering the full size but also want to try some of their other fragrances before committing to a larger bottle.

Phlur Phloria Eau de Parfum

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’68 Beija Flor Hair & Body Fragrance Mist is a really nice sweet gourmand scent. It matches the Body Cream perfectly. If you’re into sweet ones this is worth checking out! It’s fairly potent even though it’s a body mist.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’68 Beija Flor Hair & Body Fragrance Mist


Gucci Beauty Liquid Lipsticks

Gucci Beauty launched Liquid Lipsticks and they sold out almost instantly but finally restocked. I picked two shades in 144 Grace Cinnamon (nude pink) and 413 Cornelia Pink (cool pink). These are whipped liquid lipsticks that have a weightless feel. On the lips they feel light and airy. They do take a little bit to dry/set but once they do they don’t move. I think they’re very good for a liquid matte but I’m more of a gloss girl and would absolutely love it if they made this in a shine formula!

Grace Cinnamon

Gucci Liquid Lipstick 144 Grace Cinnamon


Cornelia Pink

Gucci Liquid Lipstick 413 Cornelia Pink

Also added a swatch (above) of the Gucci Crayon Contour Des Lévres Lip Liner in Nude which sells out frequently but has also been restocked. I think it’s a really nice go-with-everything neutral.


Benefit Precisely Brow Bonus Defining Eyebrow Pencil Value Set

For the eyes Benefit launched a brow duo which I snapped up immediately. I really like their brow pencils so stocked up on the Precisely Brow Bonus Defining Eyebrow Pencil Value Set. I use either shade 2.5 or 3 because my brows are lighter in color than my hair.

Last is a look at the Tarte Quick Stick Waterproof Shadow and Liner in Golden Pink Luster/Black. I hauled a few shades last month and loved them I picked up a few more. This one is probably my favorite for a quick and easy eye look. Once they set they don’t budge which is ideal for summer. Highly recommend. They also have a few matte options!

Tarte Quick Stick Waterproof Shadow and Liner in Golden Pink Luster/Black

Sephora Haul Picks Gucci Beauty, Dior, Fenty Skin

That wraps up my haul roundup for now! I am anxiously waiting for the summer bronzers to launch in the next few weeks! Will definitely be sharing a look at them once they launch.

You can find all my picks at Sephora!

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