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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sephora Customer Appreciation Event 2018

It’s about freaking time, but Sephora is fiiiiinally updating their reward program and in turn doing a customer appreciation event to roll out all the new goodness they have to offer! If there is anything better than makeup, it’s makeup for a bargain while ALSO earning great rewards – BOOM.

Beauty Insider Appreciation Event deets: * all codes are valid for ONE TIME USE online & unlimited use in store!

  • VIB Rouge 20% off 8/24-9/03 w/ code ‘YESROUGE’
  • VIB 15% off 8/30-9/03 w/ code ‘YESVIB’
  • BI 10% off 8/30-9/03 w/ code ‘YESINSIDER’

I have put together a few lists for you babes : My holy grails – those things that I buy whenever they are on sale because I need another shade, or I never want to run out because I cannot live without them 😜. My endless wishlist that I save for big events like this to save a buck 🙌🏼. My skincare & makeup must haves – ya know, those high ticket items that I love and swear by and that if you don’t already own you miiiiiiiight need to grab NOW. And the gift sets/ideas that are worth their value and that everyone is BOUND to adore!

HOLY GRAILS : My list of tried a true makeup that I stock up on because I never know when I will get a better deal and would rather DIE than be caught without it. But really. These are my desert island items. The goods that never let me down!

NARS concealer : MARC JACOBS eyeliner (the ONLY liner that stays in my waterline) : TOO FACED bronzer : SEPHORA blush brush (I have had this one for almost seven years, still in PERFECT condition!!) : NARS orgasm balm : TATCHA setting spray : HERBIVORE facial oil (keeps my acne tamed and my dry face hydrated!) : BELIF face lotion : SHISEIDO eye cream (the ONLY eye cream I will ever use, ever again) : SEPHORA zit extractor : LANCOME foundation : STILA eye glitter : KAT VON D liquid liner (I have tried all the dupes and nothing compares IMO) : SMASHBOX liquid lipstick : LANEIGE lip mask : BEAUTY BLENDER clean set : FENTY blush stick (TRUST ME, this color is everything you need.) : FENTY contour stick : IT COSMETICS cc cream : TOO FACED nude lip : BARE MINERALS lipgloss (I have one of these in my car, one in my nightstand, one in my makeup stash) :

 

MUST HAVES : This is the list of high end makeup/skincare/hair goodies that I adore already and would recommend grabbing while you can use a coupon!! Most of these a super fun additions to any collection that will.not.disappoint!

DRUNK ELEPHANT bronzing serum : IGK glitter spray (my daughter looooooves this stuff! It is prefect for performances too) : MARC JACOBS primer :  OLE HENRIKSEN night cream (wake up with dat GLOW) : TOO FACED eye palette : SUMMER FRIDAY mask : ILIA foundation : DRYBAR shower cap : HOURGLASS highlight : FENTY lipstick : FENTY red lip paint : HUDA BEAUTY lip strobe : BECCA primer : LAURA MERCIER foundation : KAT VON D glitter lip : KEVYN AUCOIN contour (the peeeeeerfect neutral toned contour for every skin type, for real) : LOCCITAINE shower oil : HUDA palettes : SHISEIDO lash curler :

 

WISHLIST : These are the things that I have saved in my cart forever, that I have wanted for awhile now and am NOW adding to my collection while I can get them at a discount! I always let fill my cart late at night with the newest and best and then let it sit there until it goes on sale or when I have read enough reviews to know I can’t live without it. This list isn’t long this go around, but it is chalk full of GOOD stuff.

GIORGIO ARMANI foundation : OLE HENRIKSEN face wipes : DIOR mascara : ABH eye shadow palette : BEAUTYBLENDER sapphire : CAUDALIE serum : KAT VON D liner : IGK hair shine : IGK smoothing spray : SUNDAY RILEY duo set : BEAUTYBLENDER foundation : PAT MCGRATH highlighter trio :

 

GIFT SETS : There are so many fabulous options when it comes to gift & trial sets at Sephora, truly they are the masters at curating a banging’ set. Here are the sets that are worth investing in and that every girl would adore being gifted!

FENTY lip & face set : BENEFIT mascara & face set : MARC JACOBS liner & mascara : BENEFIT bronze & highlight : STILA shimmer set : SEPHORA FAVORITES dry shampoo : TATCHA glow set : HERBIVORE hydrate set : PHILOSOPHY amazing grace set : BECCA set : DR BRANDT filter set : KOPARI summer set :

Happy happy shopping babes!!

xo, K

Monday, July 23, 2018

BEAUTY ESSENTIALS : Hospital Bag

For some reason, I was SO STRESSED about what to bring in my hospital bag – for that reason I brought all.the.things. After having all the options on my bathroom counter with me in the hospital I was truly able to narrow down what I ACTUALLY used and what kept me feeling fabulous and not looking as tired as I felt 😘 I am thrilled to share the best of the best with you!

First up : skincare! More than anything after laboring all day and not sleeping during the night, all I wanted was to feel clean and refreshed. For that reason I brought my favorite FACIAL WIPES and my holy grail CLEANSING BALM. Then to recover my dry tired skin I kept this FACE MIST next to my bed along with the only LIP BALM that forever keeps my lips looking plump. To keep my face looking glowy and refreshed I cannot live without this anti-inflammatory FACE OIL, these cooling and de-puffing EYE PATCHES, the very best EYE CREAM on the market and and OVERNIGHT FACE MASK to wake up feeling fantastic! Last, but not least, I was so grateful to have a LITTLE PERFUME to stay smelling fresh when guests arrived to visit baby and a natural DEODORANT to keep me worry free with baby so close.

I truly thought I would want more makeup on hand & although I brought it, I just ended up using the basics!! My priorities were bright eyes, bold brows and bronzed cheeks, so I simply wore the GLOW DROPS (in ‘rose gold’), bright CONCEALER, CREAM CONTOUR, my beloved BROW PEN and GEL, the easiest CREAM HIGHLIGHT and a suuuper natural & hydrating LIPGLOSS during labor. The next day I was grateful to have a CC CREAM and a CREAM BLUSH to give my skin a bit of color and add to the other products to make me feel a little more flawless.

We so beyond grateful for our new addition & I cannot thank you al enough for your constant support! XOX

Monday, June 11, 2018

CAR KIT 2.0

It has been a hot minute since I have talked about my makeup car routine that I lovingly call The B//B Car Kit 💁🏻 and since it has changed a bit I wanted to share with you babes! These are the goodies that I keep in my car to get my eyebrows lookin fly and my lips glossy while in the drive-thru grabbing tots and a Diet Coke.

This is ALSO an incredible gift to give friends!! Go as big or as small as you can and include other friends in the gift to make it more lavish, but every girl needs an emergency beauty kit in her car!

First things first hygiene!! Before I can worry about lipgloss I make certain that I am never caught without BREATHE REFRESHERS and I cannot live without these DEODORANT WIPES to ensure I am smelling fresh regardless of how “fresh” I feel. I swear by the SHOUT WIPES to keep my clothes clean after Taco Bell, along with HAND SANITIZER & your PAIN KILLER of choice for obviously survival reasons.

Next up CONCEALER : I have used this salmon toned concealer for yeaaaaars and I still swear by it. It is my preferred concealer to use without foundation, blends out perfectly with just my finger and makes me look like I didn’t ACTUALLY stay up watchin Netflix until 2am 😘 It only comes in two shades, but it will cancel out your dark circles and brighten those tired eyes in NO TIME!

If you are like me and prefer a bit of dimension to the face, then CONTOUR is a must! I know if can be tricky to find a shade that blends easy with the finger tips and looks natural without foundation, but THIS ONE (in the shade “Amber”) is my holy grail.

Nothing wakes up the face like BLUSH 👌🏼 On the days when I need a little extra color I will pop on the cushion blusher from PeriPera and then just pat into my cheeks – the color isn’t the mooooost long wearing, but I love how natural it looks on the skin and that I don’t need a brush to apply it with.

I keep (on average), like 6 lip products in my car at all times – call my crazy, but you just NEVER KNOW!! The two requirements are that they must be versatile and they can’t melt, ha! So my favorites that fit that category are this LIP OIL , this LIP TREATMENT along with this NUDE GLOSS plus this GLOWY GLOSS (beyou10 to save $$ on your entire purchase). They never disappoint! Lately I have added this HOLO GLOSS and this matte NUDE LIPSTICK that go with absolutely everything.

I liiiiiive for my brows. I have truly become addicted to have them look feathery and bold because it lifts my eyes and seriously makes me look more awake. I never leave the house without my Lancome Brow Gel! I get my brows waxed and tinted everything six weeks, but there is NOTHING more annoying than needing a pair of tweezers and not having them!! I never leave the house without my Tweezerman.

I want to be THAT girl that always has the things when you need them #clutchfriendgoals. So I keep these HairBands in my bag at.all.times. They don’t kink your hair and WORK.

ALL OF THAT fits perfectly (with pleeeeeeenty of room for more) into THIS MESH BAG! I swear by this bag because I can see all the things without dumping out the contents of the entire bag 🙌🏼

I hope you find this helpful – I know that we are ALWAYS on the go, so I love having things I can count on in a crunch! What is in YOUR beauty car kit?? Did I leave anything out?

xo. Kayti