Thursday, November 12, 2015


sephora via sale
Hey girl, hey...I don’t know if you heard, but the Sephora VIB sale is quickly approaching and it’s fabulous.  This is the biggest discount the beauty retailer will offer to it’s VIB members all year and the sale runs from 11/13-11/16 offering 20% off your purchase with code VIB20.  Now while my bank account is the only thing keeping me from buying every luscious holiday beauty launch that graced shelves this year I have been able to narrow it down to my nine favorites.  A few new products that I'm dying to get my hands on and a couple tried and true favorites that need restocking.  So without further ado here are my top nine picks for the Sephora VIB sale this year…

For those of you who read my review of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit palette you’ll know I was left a bit underwhelmed.  But despite some disappointments the bronzer in Luminous Light definitely stole my heart.  The finely milled powder imparts such an ethereal glow on the skin and it is one of the most beautiful bronzers I have ever used.  If you are in the market for a bronzer you will love this.  Quick tip: best to use a fluffy brush and light hand with this as it is very pigmented!

Every girl needs a package of oil blotting sheets in her handbag and this adorable dinosaur embossed pack from Korean brand Too Cool for School fits the bill.  At only $8 this portable case houses 50 sheets of oil absorbing goodness sourced from mulberry trees and will leave you matte without disturbing your makeup.  Shine be gone.

I tried out this product after watching Amelia Liana rave about it in her YouTube videos and although I was skeptical at first since the corrector only comes in two shades (light-medium and medium-tan) my hesitancy was refuted.  This is one of the best, if not the best under eye brightener I have ever used.  The corrector does an amazing job of covering up any discolorations and/or dark circles under the eye and the best part is this baby stays put.  No creasing and you’re still looking bright eyed and bushy tailed after a long work day. 

Wing it out girl.  I am all about that fierce cat eye this holiday season and let me tell ya your girl has tried every liquid liner on the market.  From high end to drugstore, I swear I feel like I have tried over 20 variations.  But my point being when I tried this for the first time I knew I had hit gold.  It seriously makes eyeliner application a breeze, the felt marker like tip delivers such a precise line, and the color will last ALL DAY LONG.  Nothing worse then doing your eyeliner and then you see it fading or worse flaking off two hours later.  Can I get an amen sister?  Trust me, you need this liquid liner in your life.

My heart be still.  This is by far the product I am most excited to get my hands on this year.  I have been hearing rave review after rave review of Kevyn Aucoin’s sculpting and highlighting powders and this $65 set offers eight of his covetable products in a travel friendly package.  Included is the covetable sculpting and celestial products in powder and cream form along with four eye shadows.

Ok, so let’s address the elephant in the room.  Bobbi’s brushes are hella expensive.  But we’re going for quality over quantity right?  While my bank account sheds a silent tear with this purchase Bobbi Brown’s brushes will last you a lifetime, the quality can’t be beat, and they're an investment purchase .  This powder brush has been on my wish list FOREVER and it’s perfect for setting your makeup. 

This is a product I already own in my collection and I can’t recommend it enough.  First off, Bobbi’s shadows are perfection.  They’re superb quality, have great color pay off, and blend like a dream.  Now onto the shade Toast….do you need a neutral toned brown eye shadow that is the perfect crease color and will seriously go with every makeup look you ever wanted to create?  Yeah, I thought so.  Throw this baby in your cart.

The formula of these glosses are the best on the market in my opinion.  They are glossy without feeling sticky or tacky on the lips, they are opaque and leave behind a nice tint to the lips, and they are the longest lasting of any lip glosses I have tried.  This is a product for me where the price tag is highly justified.  If you are in the market for a new lip gloss you can’t go wrong with one from this range.  (My favorite shades are Striptease, Priscilla, Salamanca, and Super Orgasm.)

Especially with the colder temps approaching nothing says luxury to me like warding off dry skin with a rich and heavenly scented moisturizer.  I have been using this dreamy body lotion for years and it ticks all the boxes I look for in a moisturizer.  It smells amazing, absorbs quickly into the skin, is that perfect consistency between thin and too thick, and it leaves my limbs feeling moisturized for days.

Happy shopping ladies! 

xoxo Nicole

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