Friday, November 23, 2018

The Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales!

Happy Cyber Monday!! FYI, this post has been updated with Cyber Monday sales/codes.


Good morning friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. We had a great day...lots of family time and LOTS of food! Ha.

So, who's going shopping today!? There are SO many good sales both in stores and online. I've found over the past few years that you really don't need to hit the mall to get the best sales. Shopping online is huge now and all the retailers have major discounts and most offer free shipping. I made a list of some of my favorite retailers plus things that I've worn lately that are included in the sales. As the day goes on, I'll update this post if necessary (sale codes have been changing all week!).

Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by!!

Abercrombie // 50% off everything + free shipping

American Eagle // 40% off + free shipping, 50% off all sweaters

ASOS // 20% off everything with code HELLO20

Baublebar // 35% off everything with code CYBER35

BOOHOO // 60% off everything

Express // 50% off everything + free shipping
Chelsea Boots ($54) // Pom Beanie ($17)

GAP // 50% off with code CYBER + extra 10% off with code YOURS

H&M // 30% off everything + free shipping

J.Crew // 50% off everything, extra 60% off sale items

LOFT // 50% off everything + free shipping with code CYBER

Old Navy // 50% off everything
Nordstrom // Up to 60% off select items

Ulta // $10 off $50 with code CYBERMON18, free $20 eReward card for every $100 spent, up to 50% off select make up

White House Black Market // 40% off everything + free shipping with code 76373

Thursday, November 8, 2018

My Current Make Up Routine

I'm finally getting around to posting my current make up routine and I'm just a little bit excited about it! Ha. I filmed a make up tutorial on my Instagram story that goes along with today's post and I hope you will check it out. It will also be saved to the highlights section on my Instagram feed, so you can refer back to it. I'm sharing a step by step tutorial on there, but I have all the products used in the video linked for you below. They are in the exact order that I use them in the video. Also, I feel like I should point out that on days where I'm just running errands or not going anywhere special, I don't do a full face of make up. I will just do a little foundation, blush and mascara. Since becoming a mom, I often don't have time for my full make up routine!

Feel free to comment on this post if you have any questions, or you can DM me on Instagram!

Let's begin...


After moisturizing, I apply a pea size amount of this primer all over my face. It's a primer + sunscreen in one! It works really well and is SO affordable.

2. Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector (light to medium)
I actually use this as a color corrector for dark spots. I apply it to acne scars and areas of my face where I have melasma (I have it on my upper lip and forehead) using the Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush. I brush any excess under my eyes and around my nose.

3. Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Longwear Liquid Foundation (shade 3.25)
I love love love this foundation! I just discovered it over the summer and I'm a HUGE fan. It goes on so smoothly and gives you that air brushed look! It's pricey but a little goes a loooong way. I use my Sigma Flat Kabuki F80 Brush and apply the foundation with a combination of circular motions and blotting/pressing. 

4. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (fair neutral)
This is the best under eye concealer I've tried! I use my beauty blender (make sure it's damp!) to blend it out and up toward my temples and a little on the sides of my nose. I use any excess on my eyelids, too (acts as a nice eye shadow primer).

5. Too Faced Born This Way Translucent Setting Powder
Next I set my foundation with this powder. I use a damp beauty blender and powder brush to apply this all over my face. Tip: Press the powder into your face instead of using a sweeping or brushing motion. This will help the foundation to stay in place!

6. Hoola Benefit Bronzer
I just started using this bronzer over the summer and I'm really loving it. I use it primarily for light contouring. I don't do much with contouring, but I do sweep this on my cheekbones for definition, along my hairline and sometimes the sides of my nose. I also blend a little down my neck.

7. Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten (tropic hues)
I apply this to the apples of my cheeks and a little on my nose. It's such a beautiful combo of colors and gives a nice glow!

8. Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator (gilded honey)
This is gorgeous highlighter if you want a little extra sun kissed look! I don't use it every day, but when I do I use my beauty blender and dab a little on my cheekbones and tip of my nose.

9. NYX Matte Finish Make Up Setting Spray
I've used a few different setting sprays over the years, but this is my current one. I spray it all over my face to set everything. I think it works pretty well and the price is very good (around $8)! Other setting sprays I really like are MAC Prep + Prime and Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.


1. Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil (dark brown)
I've raved about this brow pencil on here before so you all know I LOVE it. It looks so natural and stays put all day!

2. Laura Geller Iconic Downtown Cool Eye Shadows
If you're new around here, I'm limited with what eye products I can wear due to skin sensitivity. That being said, I LOOOVE Laura Geller and I'm SO happy I can tolerate her eye products! Another make up brand that works well for those with sensitivities/allergies is Physicians Formula. Anyway, this is the current eye shadow I'm using and the colors are just SO shimmery and pretty!

3. Laura Geller Dual Dimension Eye Liner
I've been using Laura Geller eye liner for years to line my top lids. I love how easily it glides on and it lasts all day! I'm trying this dual dimension liner for the first time but I'm only using the black end. The liner I typically buy is the calligraphy liquid liner. It was sold out at Ulta when I went to purchase one, so I bought the dual dimension.

4. L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara Primer
Before I apply my mascara, I use 2 coats of this primer. It makes your lashes longer and thicker and it's ONLY $5.19 at Target

5. Laura Geller LashBOSS Mascara (black)
Again, SO thankful I found Laura Geller make up (ha!). I get no allergic reaction to this mascara and I LOVE how well it works! This combined with the L'Oreal primer really make my lashes grow. I go through mascara quickly and this one is pricey, so sometimes I alternate with the Physicians Formula Killer Curves Mascara.


1. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner (iconic nude)
This lip liner is the PERFECT nude and I wear it under all my nude lipsticks. It really lasts a long time and glides on SO smoothly

2. MAC Nude Lipstick (velvet teddy)
This lipstick is SO creamy and the smell is amazing. It's such a good 'every day' color


And that's it! You can also shop the products by clicking on the photos in the widget at the bottom.
 As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you liked this post! Be sure to check out my Instagram story for the full make up video tutorial (also saved in highlights).