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Sephora Event Must-Haves

The Sephora event is here! Rogue members get 20% off with ‘HEYROGUE’ April 26 – May 6, VIB members get 15% off with ‘HEYVIB’ May 2 – May 6 and Insiders (aka everyone who doesn’t spend $350 a year at Sephora) get 10% off with code ‘HEYINSIDER’. Wanted to post this a little early for some of you who are interested.

This may not seem like a huge discount but it really adds up! So I wanted to share some of my favorite items from Sephora and what I’ll be grabbing during the sale.

One quick note about Sephora. They will give you as many free samples as you want at any time and the samples are usually big enough to use for about a week. Just ask one of the associates if you can get a few samples of things and they will help you out! I ALWAYS take advantage of the samples then I’ll go back in the store and purchase or order online once I’ve really decided.

What I’ll Be Buying

  • It Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ – I have been looking at this for a while and I got a sample of it from Sephora about a week ago and have been using it nearly every day. It’s lightweight but a good amount of coverage and it has 50 UVA/UVB SPF!!! And you know I love me some SPF! Fun fact about CC vs BB cream. CC stands for color correcting and BB stands for beauty balm. So any CC cream will have a little more coverage.
  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder – I also got this as a sample last week to see what I thought about it and I am obsessed. For one it smells amazing and it really blurs your skin and leaves you looking flawless. I’ll be getting the color ‘Butter’.
  • Anastasia DIPBROW® Gel – I use Anastasia products every single day of my life and I freaking love everything from this brand so I know this will be no exception. I couldn’t get a sample of this but did give it a try in the store and was very pleased. It will add some color to your brows and make them stay in place. I’m getting the Medium Brown color.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic Blush in Pillow Talk – I have seen SO many people rave about this blush and I am ready to bite the bullet. It looks so pretty and I’m in need of some new blush.

What I Own and Love

  • FRESH Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil – I have had this for about 5 months and it has been a game changer! I never understood how important moisturizing your skin was but now I’m a grease ball every night before bed and my skin is loving it haha. It’s definitely shiny but it really freaking works.
  • Laneige Lip Mask – If you haven’t heard of this, you live under a rock and you don’t deserve perfectly smooth and wonderful lips :).
  • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel – If you don’t need any color on your brows but they get a little cray sometimes, this is for you! This gel will keep your brows in place all day long!
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – This is lightweight and really great! I almost always use my Tarte Shape Tape but on days where I just need a little something to brighten my eyes, I use this and it’s perfect.
  • Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer in Natural Bronze – This bronzer is a beautiful color and goes on really nicely! Plus I like the small compact size of it.
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – I have had this for almost 2 years and when my skin is crazy dry or I just need a little color, this is my go to “foundation”. It really doesn’t have like any coverage but great to build powder on the top of if you want more!
  • Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer – This is Holy Grail. It comes out white and you put it on to give you a small amount of color and wow it’s so great! I love wearing it when I’m feeling ultra white and just want some color on my skin and mascara and it does a world of difference. YOU. NEED. THIS.
  • Tan Luxe THE GRADUAL Illuminating Gradual Tan Lotion – This stuff is just great. I have truly never had streaks or weird lines when I put this stuff on and that is a game changer. It doesn’t smell bad AT ALL. I can legit put it on before I go to work and I don’t smell it. It is super gradual which is nice to keep a good base color but if you are wanting something quick and dark, this isn’t that. I rub in a light layer with my hands, go back over it with a mitt, wash my hands then take the mitt and run the excess over the tops of my hands.

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Rodan + Fields Lash Boost

Hey! I have something that will change your life if you struggle with weak eyelashes. I am not even joking right now. Believe me, I was skeptical about the Rodan + Fields Lash Boost because it is kind of pricey and I didn’t want to spend that money and get no results. But after talking to Haley and seeing some before/after photos, I decided it was worth a try! I have never had just AMAZING eye lashes. Tbh I sleep on my stomach and kind of dig my face into my pillow (is that normal? idk.) so like every month, about half of my eyelashes on one eye will basically fall out and I have to start from scratch. It looks pitiful as hell every time. I hate it.

So one thing I have started doing religiously is taking my eye makeup off each night. I used to be horrible at this. And I would wake up with straight up SORE eyes. You know what I am talking about, when your eyes hurt. So I bought these Almay Eye Makeup Remover wipes and they are a life saver. I literally leave them by my bed so if I have forgotten to wash my face (60% of the time) I will just grab one and at least take my mascara off. Then I can quickly and painlessly swipe on the R+F lash boost and go to sleep!

I started using the Lash Boost the Monday after Thanksgiving and I used it religiously and did not miss any days for like 2 weeks. I could tell my lashes were getting darker and even stronger but not much in the length department. So I was getting annoyed. THEN OUT OF NOWHERE YOU GUYS, my lashes grew to my eyebrows. It was like they needed that few weeks of TLC to really get started. And LOOK AT ME NOW! They are soooo long. Seriously, so many people have commented on them, saying my eyes look bigger, what kind of mascara do I use, etc. Basically, this is a game changer.

Also, two women that I work with have been using it. One who was a lot like me and just never had long eye lashes, but now they are amazing! Another one who wears fake lashes like it is her job (seriously puts them on and rocks them everyday) and is NO LONGER wearing her fake lashes everyday!!!! And her real lashes look just as good!

Anyway, it has been a solid 8 weeks and I still use the lash boost about 4-5 times a week AND I am still seeing improvements. Plus I can go without mascara and not feel completely homeless now. 🙌🏻  Anyway, see for yourself in the photos below! I can really, really tell and I will sing from the mountain tops that this stuff is legit!

BEFORE R+F Lash Boost

AFTER R+F Lash Boost!

Finally, here are some pieces of info on how/when you use it, what is so great about it, etc.

  • Put it on like eyeliner on top lid each night before going to sleep after washing your face
  • It uses Multi-Med® Therapy to moisturize, nourish and protect lashes.
  • LASH BOOST has undergone SIX ophthalmologist safety tests and found to be safe, non-irritating & will not change the color of your eyes. (*Has not irritated them at all, except that time I accidentally stabbed myself in the eye with the product, but you know, that is user error. The only thing I have found to happen is wake up with more eye crusties…not sure that is a word but whatever, you know what I mean)
  • BUY LASH BOOST HERE
  • Lash Boost FAQ
  • Lash Boost Info Link

Btw, I did the whole before/after photos with no makeup on, but wow they look SO bad haha. Also, I just don’t think I did a good job capturing it. Anyway, I am wearing the exact same mascara and primer in all of these photos. And in the snow skiing photos, I didn’t even have primer on.

Thanks again to Haley for helping me out with all of this! I have obviously been SO pleased!

Disclaimer: I do not sell this product and I am not being paid to promote this in any way. I was given the product to use and share by a friend who sells it, but I was never forced to write this post. These are all of my own opinions and I would not lie to all my favorite readers ever ever.