Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Empties II: Makeup, Skincare, & Other + Sephora VIB Spring 2017 Sale Recommendations!

The Sephora VIB Spring 2017 sale starts today, April 18, for VIB Rouge members. So what better way for me to make some product recommendations than by sharing some of the empty beauty products that I've used up over the years. These are some of the things that I've tried, tested, and love. These are some of my holy grail beauty products that I've used up to the last drop and have even repurchased the second time.

Sephora has their big sale twice year, and today kicks-off their 2017 Spring VIB sale. Check-out the sale dates below for your current Sephora status (VIB rouge, VIB, or Beauty Insider). Make sure to also check your e-mail or mail for your invitation in case you might want to shop in-stores.

VIB Rouge: April 18 to April 24 (take 15% off)
VIB: April 19 to April 24 (take 15% off)
Beauty Insider: (take 10% off)

The Sephora VIB sale is a great way to shop and stock up on some of your staple beauty items or to replace any of your old ones. It's also a good time to try-out the more expensive skincare products that's been sitting in your shopping cart for awhile.

Below are some of the products that I've mentioned and the time stamp for each category from the video. Share on the comments below what you're planning to buy during the sale!

MAKEUP (1:38)

» Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
» Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Primer
» Laura Mercier Secret Finish Mattifying Primer
» Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer Water
» Boscia BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27
» Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
» MakeUp ForEver Duo Mat Powder Foundation
» Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara
» TooFaced Better than Sex Mascara
» MakeUp ForEver Aqua Eyes Eyeliner Pencil
» Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil

HAIRCARE (11:15)

» Reverie Milk Anti-Frizz Nourishing Treatment

SKINCARE (12:40)

» Lancome Bi-Facil Makeup Remover
» SK-II Essential Power Moisturizer
» SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
» Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
» First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel
» Foreo Luna for Sensitive/Normal Skin
» Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
» GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Masque
» Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

OTHER (22:41)

» Chloe Eau de Parfum
» Sephora Solid Brush Cleaner

What I'm wearing in the video:
» Top: Morrisday
» Urban Outfitters bandana

» Face: BareMineral Complexion Rescue in "Bamboo" + LORAC POREfection in "PF4 Medium"
» Crease (Naked2 + Faint) + Highlight (Venus): Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
» Lids: Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in "Hotel Lobby"
» Eyeliner: Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in "Sesh" + MAC 208 Angled brush -
» Brows: Benefit Cosmetics KaBrow! in Shade 4
» Cheeks: Marc Jacobs Air Blush in "Flesh and Fantasy"
  + Laura Mercier Matte Radiance in "Highlight-01"
» Lips: TooFaced Color Drenched lipstick in "Juicy Melons"
» Nails: essie Nail Polish in "On the Roadie"

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Chambray Shirt and Leather Outfit

Chambray shirt styling for Spring
Chambray shirt (use code HAPPYSPRING for 30% off) / J.Crew denim jeans / BlankNYC moto jacket (currently on sale for 35% off!) / Rebecca Minkoff bag / Buckled ankle boots

I've been finding myself wearing this chambray shirt lately especially with paired with a denim bottom. I used to be a little intimidated with the whole denim on denim outfit, but I find myself gravitating to it now especially since Spring as officially begun. This chambray shirt has earned its spot as classic wardrobe staple in my closet as it's one of those pieces that can transition throughout the year (see another denim on denim outfit here).

how to style denim and leather
Styling chambray shirt for Spring
I've been trying out different styling options for a denim on denim outfit. I've paired this look with a grey coat. This time, I've toughen up the chambray shirt and denim pants with the faux leather moto jacket and some buckled ankle boots.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Full Face Using Drugstore Products ONLY!

Here's a video tutorial of how I did my makeup using drugstore products only for an "everyday" glam look. Who said that you have to spend an arm and a leg to do your makeup and feel glamourous? Drugstore brands have been really amping up the quality of their products, and giving the high-end makeup brands a run for their money.

In the video, I show you step-by-step how to achieve a very simple yet glam look using affordable drugstore products. The look is meant to enhance your features while still some what keeping it natural. It's a very easy makeup tutorial without doing too much.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

February Favorites 2017 (Fashion & Beauty)

*Click the images to shop my February Favorites*

Here are some of the fashion and beauty products that I've been diggin' lately for the month of February. Find out what my favorite tote and sneakers are when I'm on-the-go and running errands. As well as my favorite skincare product that has helped my skin look its best. Press play to watch the video!

Fashion Favorites

Leith Stripe Top review, New Balance 574 Sneaker review

• Leith Stripe Shirt - This shirt is one of my staple items in my wardrobe. I've always liked the simple and clean lines of a windowpane print, but I haven't seen one that I liked until I found this shirt. I like the light, crepe material of this fabric that makes it breathable for warmer days. It's also a great layering piece for the cooler months. I've layered this underneath a dress, a crop top, and by itself. It's a very versatile top that can transition throughout the season depending on how you style and layer it. You can wear it to work or when you want to look cute while you're running errands.

Click to read more of my February Favorites...

Sunday, March 05, 2017

March 2017 Bullet Journal Setup

I can't believe we're almost a quarter way done with 2017! With the new month, means it's time to setup my bullet journal. Since March is usually known for St. Patrick's day, I decided that my color theme for the month would be green. Watch the video down below, so you can see how I setup my bullet journal for this month.

What's New in My Bullet Journal?

Brain Dump layout, To Buy log layoutBrain Dump and To Buy Log: I've recently added a brain dump and to buy log section in my Leuchtturm1917 notebook. I've previously just had a brain dump section in my monthly spread, but I found that some tasks that are not that urgent keeps getting carried over the next month. Instead of writing them down every time as I carry them over while I setup my bullet journal for the month, I've created a space where I can simply jot down any tasks or ideas that needs to be done some time in the future. I just need a place to write it down, so I won't forget. Plenty of times if I don't write things down, it gets lost in my head.