Sephora VIB Sale Haul!

First of all, let’s ignore the fact that I’ve been missing for three months. That’s a story for another post. I wanted to show you guys the things I got from the Sephora VIB sale! I’m actually super pleased with everything I managed to grab, despite some of the things I had my eye on selling out (ie: the four pack of Clarisonic brush heads for $80… til next time I guess 😢). We all know that ya girl LOVES a good deal, and I can confidently say that I got my money’s worth this time around! I saved $45 on everything, which is pretty good considering I got a lot of things.

Also, something that I learned this time around is that the Sephora app and website are not that accurate when it comes to stock in store.

  1. Some things I wanted on the app said that no store in my area had the item in stock. Which was a lie because I went to two different stores on two different occasions, and they still had the items.
  2. Also, I found an item in store that had the “online only” label on it on the app/website

Trust no one!!! Jokes. Don’t go to those extremes. But from my experience, I’m probably just going to do my VIB sale shopping in store from now on.

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My Current Beauty Faves!

Hey everyone! I feel like it’s been quite some time since I’ve done a monthly favourites post. With everything going on this summer, I feel like I haven’t had enough products to include in a single favourites post, and I wasn’t trying to waste your time by having you guys only read about a single product. So I’ve compiled a list of beauty products that I have been loving over the past couple of months and put them all in one post. Enjoy!

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Pixi Overnight Glow Serum | Review

I’m sorry! I know this was supposed to be up on Friday, but it has been a crazy past week! (No excuses though) My days have pretty much been looking all the same. Work from morning to evening, gym for a couple hours right after work, sleep, and do it all over again the next day. I haven’t really had time to do anything leisurely, like blog or work in my bullet journal at all this month, but to be fair, I have shifted my priorities a lot, and I have less time to do “fun” things at the moment. But I’ve finally been able to sit down and write a review on the Pixi Overnight Glow Serum for you guys! I’ve been using this product this entire month, and I know a lot of you have been curious as to whether or not I liked it, so read on to find out!

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April Favourites

Hey everyone! Another month over means another month of favourites. This one is short and sweet, but everything on this list of favourites have been things I’ve used practically non stop this entire month. I hope April has treated you as well as it has treated me!

Also, like I mentioned before, my blogs turns one year old in exactly a week (which is so crazy to me, it really doesn’t feel like it’s been that long). I’m doing something special and fun that I’ve been planning for a couple weeks now, so stay tuned. I really hope you guys think it’s cool because if not, I’ll be pretty sad LOL.

💖, B

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My Skincare Routine (and why it’s so important!)

Last week, I posted a guide on how to develop your own skincare routine (click here if you haven’t read it yet!) and I said that I would make a post about my skincare routine and why I think routines are so important. So here it is! My own personal insight on why I think developing routines is so important, as well as all the products I use, why I like using them and how I apply them to my face. Enjoy!

💖, B

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A Beginner’s Guide To Developing Your Skincare Routine

I’m not going to lie, I only developed a solid skincare routine a couple years ago. When I was younger, I really didn’t have anyone to tell me what products I should use or how I should take care of my skin. Everyone in my family has pretty good skin, so no one could offer personal advice whenever I’d experience breakouts (and trust me… they were really bad). I put this little guide together because this is something I wish I had when I was struggling with my skin. So I hope this genuinely helps you and maybe provides you with some information you may not have already known. I’m not a dermatologist and I’m not qualified in an way, so this guide is just full of information I have picked up over the years. Always use your own judgement and common sense.


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August/September Favourites!

Since I didn’t post an August favourites, I’m just going to combine it with my September favourites post! Tbh this could also be called a Texas haul because most of the products I mentioned were bought when I went to Texas LOL. Hope yall enjoy!

I also realized I forgot to post my Texas vlog when I uploaded it to Youtube, so you can watch it below!

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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

My new go to spot treatment. This stuff is STRONG (it smells like straight up alcohol) but oh my goodness this is super effective. It works the best on those really ripe pimples. By ripe, I mean those pimples that are really red, somewhat large and have the white head on them. Yenno, the ones that look like they’re about to explode. To apply this, you take a qtip and dip it into the pink solution (don’t shake the bottle!!) and then put the pink stuff on your pimple. I was surprised by how much product actually gets onto the qtip, so when you use this for the first time, it’s really only necessary to dip the very tip of the qtip into the pink stuff. You can get this in a glass or plastic bottle, they’re the same price, but I got the glass one because it looks nicer.

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Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner

I was hesitant about buying this because a toner has never been part of my skincare routine, but I’m so glad that I did. After using this, I noticed that the texture on my face has pretty much disappeared. I noticed the biggest difference on my chin, right under my bottom lip. I usually always get stubborn tiny spots there that just do not go away and literally after 2 uses, they COMPLETELY disappeared.  My skin always feels so smooth and supple and just healthy! Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure that this is only sold in Target in North America, so my Canadian gals are out of luck, unless you order this online (which is what I’m gonna have to do when I run out of this because I don’t ever want to be without this toner LOL)

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NYX Lip Lingerie in Teddy

I had been wanting anything from the Lip Lingerie collection since NYX first announced it’s launch, but since I live in Canada, these are extremely hard to come by. The Lip Lingeries had been out for a while, but I never actually saw them in store until the end of August, around the time I left for Texas. Fortunately I found the shade I wanted in the first Ulta I went in. The formula is pretty moussey and dries to a comfortable matte finish. You do have to reapply once or twice throughout the day though, depending how long you wear it for. I seriously wanted to buy the entire collection because most of the colours in the collection look like my collection of everyday lipstick haha. Anyways, I love this colour because it’s a really pretty deep brown, but it isn’t extremely dark to the point where it would be too dramatic to wear on an everyday basis. I’m wearing it in the Texas vlog at around 1:35.

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Makeup Organizer

I have been looking for a makeup organizer for the longest time and I finally came across one that I love at Ross. It’s super simple and I love it because it saves so much space while still being able to hold a lot of items and all the products I use on an everyday basis can be organized easily and everything has it’s own place. I also just love the look of the clear acrylic. (It was a struggle and a half trying to fit this into my carry on to bring back home thought)

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NYX Pro Fan Brush

I’ve been wanting this brush for so long and I am so glad I finally bought it. I love this brush for applying my highlight. It is so dense and really packs on the product while still making it seem “natural” and seamless. Not to mention that this brush is SO SOFT and is such a dream to use. I just wish it had a brush protector like brushes from elf.

Hope you enjoyed! Let me know some of your faves if you want and I’ll be sure to check them out. I have so many ideas of things I want to post but life is starting to get busier with school and everything, so here’s to hoping I can remain somewhat consistent hehe.

💖, B