Empties: May 2020

  • goop g.tox glacial marine clay body cleanser(from the travel set)
  • goop g.tox Himalayan salt scalp scrub(also travel set)
  • Neutrogena bar soap
  • MdSolarSciences mineral tinted crème spf 30
  • Farmacy Green Clean makeup removing cleansing balm (100 pt perk via Sephora)

sampled: Pai skincare chamomile & rosehip calming day cream, Belif Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser, VERB ghost oil, Nuxe toning lotion with rose petals, R+co television perfect? shampoo + conditioner, In Fiore crème de fleur

Right When You’re Like Almost Out the Door..

Sephora delivers right before you think I don’t know…I got my moisturizer which I see has mixed reviews but I absolutely love it. Love the size of it and the scent. I will review that in a little…but the most exciting part here is: the May skincare sampler they gave me with my purchase. In it was the banana serum from Ole H, Glow Recipe pineapple mask, Sunday Riley C.E.O. vitamin c serum? I think…and some drunk elephant duo!! Can’t beat that.


I laugh because every so often it does sell out but both sizes?! I was shocked. It is by far my favorite oil cleansing followed by either Clinique or DHC….but between the heavenly clean minty scent and how soothing it is on my dry/combination skin, Boscia makeup breaking cleansing oil is hands down the best cleansing oil and I will continue to rave about it. They updated the packaging and took off the adorable flowers though! I liked the older packaging…

I have decided to put away my Dr. Jart teatreement skincareline as of May because that would give it 3 months don’t want no skin tolerance issues because I love it and will go back to using it after winter comes…til then I will be using Glossier milky jelly and this AMOREPACIFIC foam type cleanser I scored…we gotta get creative to save $$ so we can buy things here and there…also I will be listing things on mercari I believe…with the help of friends and family-will be selling European accessories…let me know.

Sephora sale, here’s what I bought.

  • Hello fab triple protection skin tint
  • Youth to the people kale + spinach green tea hyaluronic acid superfood air whip moisture cream
  • OUAI repair conditioner
  • OUAI rose hair & body oil
  • Josie Maran argan daily moisturizer spf47
  • fresh seaberry skin nutrition cleansing oil

I haven’t spent the kinda money I spent at Sephora in years honestly I had a harder time reaching the rouge status simply because I went to other stores BUT I truly enjoyed seeing some of the new brands and items they have started carrying. I gotta admit I was bummed that the umbra tinte was already sold out at the store but the other items from drunk elephant had me so excited. I was telling my friend how excited I am to try the F.A.B. skin tint–once I’m done with umbra tinte I’m using the skin tint. I’m trying to do things the right way where I finish a product and use it up or wait until I get that skin tolerance issue which was the case with my go-to dermalogica smoothing cream. In place of it, I’m using the it cosmetics secret sauce (which I was using along with the smoothing cream)and the La Mer moisturizing soft cream. Im stoked about the Josie Maran moisturizer because that’s definitely my daytime favorite and it’ll cut my routine time and I’ll probably slap on some RMS master mixer around my eyes nose and as a lip product topper and run out the door.

Great Way to End August.

August has been pretty decent. An old friend, my best friend from the early 90s is back. The one I joked about who knows modern lingo. I’m terrible with new words and slangs. I love her filling me in she cracks me up while she does it. We ended up on chat for 5 or 6 hours which really isn’t my cup of tea but it was so fun I lost track of time. Great to hear how happy she is because she is a wonderful person through and through. We’ve been talking on a daily and its been so much fun.

I’ve kinda stepped up my eating better and taking better care of myself but really cutting back more, adding more good stuff. At one point I was too lazy to prepare my food like I used to and it showed. My skin was breaking out sometimes I would get allergic reactions from food dye or preservatives or whatever is in quick food but sometimes it tastes good and you’re like screw it–bad idea. I’m not a fan of the term you are what you eat but you could eat the best you can. I started stocking up on yogurt, nuts, tofu, and eggs…and believe it or not oil free banana chips! New to my daily rituals adding fish oil gummies and the OGX brand vitamin e shampoo(which is really,really good so I’m getting more before they discontinue it you just never know)I think I might even purchase the conditioner…!

Is everyone else prepared for the Sephora VIB sale–Im keeping my fingers crossed I get my hands on at least 3 items I have on my mind. I’m going in to the store serious mode-reading glass in tow. My family was like why so serious I was like “I have a budget and I’m going in only once I have no reason to keep going back.” More on that visit soon–and empties!



Ofcourse, They Sell Out of Kevyn Aucoin.

The one time I remember I want to purchase Kevyn Aucoin foundation, they sell out of everything that could be considered my skin tone or close to it…Sephora—first its Kate Somerville(years ago)now its the one foundation I want to try! On the brightside looks like its good stuff so I almost wonder if I should ask for it as a birthday gift or Christmas gift. I would mix it with my Juice beauty cc cream. Heck at this point I would even buy that one in the jar..but that’s sold out in my shade too. Very sad about that…

That hourglass powder looks very nice, the drunk elephant set and that youth to the people selection…if anyone knows how great they are or if they’re not for dry/sensitive or combo skin…I’d love to know!

Sephora, You Made My Week.

I was immediately excited when I saw the UPS man because he’s ridiculously tall, and handsome and has a great voice but my package wasn’t smashed in over a year or so. It was so perfect I thought my mind was playing tricks on me.

Onto the products: Travel sizes very large when seen in person also I loved my point perk giftset(thank you Sephora I will be sharing some of the items with friends)and the samples were actually ones I chose? Super excited for the weekend!

Have You Seen the Travel Sized Goodies on Sephora?

Just as I was like Im not shopping at sephora anymore(its not their fault its a shipping issue Im pretty sure im getting the one today slaughtered too)they send you a $25 coupon. I gotta admit when someone gives me more than $10 off I will consider it but $25, I gotta start my list!

So I was looking at tiny things I can use up but also wanted to try and came across the travel sized items and wow have you seen it? They now carry the 1.7oz size of the Kate Somerville cleanser?The bite beauty gift set was incredible(didn’t buy it this time)and they had the tiny spray version of the leave in from living proof I saw on the beautyiQ channel. I was like I’d buy it if it wasn’t so….wait a minute a travel sized one? Dangerously good choices right now. I dont always want to commit to the full sizes because it turns my bathroom and room into a mess. Oh sephora, you pull me back in just when I start walking away…!