SEPHORA BIRTHDAY HAUL

SEPHORA BIRTHDAY HAUL

The first half of November is my favorite because it’s when my birthday is! I love getting to spend time with all my friends and family and celebrate another year on this planet. One of the other things I absolutely love is all the birthday freebies and shopping.

I always treat myself to a Sephora order when I get my birthday freebie, and I thought I would share what I bought. I have been so busy lately that I haven’t really had the time to go pick up some things that I am out of or get some things that I have been really wanting to try out. During the past few months, I have really let my skincare fall through the cracks. Starting this month, I am no longer allowing that to happen which means I needed to pick up some skincare items as well.

One thing I have been searching for is a really good conditioner for my hair. I have tried the dae shampoo and conditioner before and I really liked it. After reading several reviews, I decided to pick up this hair mask. It smells so good and I love the thick texture of it.

I have been wanting to try this toner for a while now so I decided to take the plunge and buy it.

I recently was recommended this by a few of my co-workers and decided to pick it up as well.

With the weather starting to cool down, my lips have been so chapped and chapstick doesn’t seem to be helping. I have been a fan of Laneige for a while and decided to pick up this fun holiday set since I know Christmas is just around the corner.

This is another item I have been wanting for a hot minute. I finally decided to get it because I honestly need a quick foundation sometimes, and nothing is easier or more convenient than a powder foundation.

This perfume was 100% a want and not a need. As soon as I saw this on the website I knew I had to have it. It smells so good and I love the name Autumn Vibes.

This was a points redemption item. I have never tried Olaplex but have heard amazing things. Plus with my Dyson I am not putting more heat on my hair than I usually do so I feel like I’m going to need to be proactive with protecting it from damage.

And the reason why I splurged, my free birthday gift! I am so excited that it was a Laneige trio. I am so looking forward to trying out some of their skincare items.

This was a freebie bag of samples with a purchase of $25 or more. I really love the Sephora face masks and the rest of the items looked good so it was an add to cart moment for me.

And last but not least, here are the samples I received with my order. I am super excited about the Fenty Skin trio.

Well that is it, for now, and I hope you have enjoyed this mini Sephora haul. I cannot wait to continue the festivities for my birthday and share with all of you the things I have planned!

-Lyndsay

ALL THINGS NEW + SELF CARE | FRIDAY’S FIVE

ALL THINGS NEW + SELF CARE | FRIDAY’S FIVE

{Trying the new Starbucks drink that I am now addicted to}

{Discovering some new makeup products I am in love with}

{Some new sunnies for when the weather warms up}

{Jumping on the Nuimo bandwagon and loving it}

{Finding super cute Star Wars cupcakes, and having a movie marathon}

I’m not going to lie, January and February were ROUGH for me. Now that it’s March, I have been focusing a lot on myself because, well, I deserve it! I have been doing a good amount of self care everyday, and I am learning that it is okay to not be as motivated, as productive, or as scheduled as I normally am. This past week I have stepped away from my normal routines, and allowed myself to not feel guilty about it.

I have found that my preferred self care is treating myself to some things that bring me joy. I started off the week by trying the new Starbucks shaken brown sugar oat milk espresso drink, and instantly became addicted to it. I have had it almost every day #sorrynotsorry. I think that if you are an espresso lover you will absolutely love this drink, but if you aren’t big on coffee flavor, you will probably hate it.

I’ve done a few mini shopping sprees at Sephora lately too. I have been wanting to update my makeup routine, and have been in the mood to try new brands. I picked up some Charolette Tilburry, Rare Beauty, Farmacy and Laneige. So far I am loving every thing I bought, especially the Laneige lip balm and the Charlotte Tilbury foundation. I also added some drugstore products to my line-up and they are amazing.

I bought some cute affordable sunglasses for Amazon. I really wanted a fun accessory to spruce up my outfits, and these definitely add some flair I have been missing. I get so many compliments on the heart glasses and the round wire glasses every time I wear them.

I have been leaning hard into my Disney feels this week and I have been blessed with so much Disney news that it makes it worse– HA! For those of you wondering, yes I have tickets to “A Touch of Disney”, and yes I will be purchasing tickets for when the parks open. Until then, I have been loving my little Nuimos in my room (and these super cute accessories for Minnie). I also have been enjoying watching Star Wars with my boyfriend while enjoying these super cute treats from a local bakery.

I hope that if you are having a hard time right now, you are able to take a step back and just focus on you. Everyone has struggles, and just because yours might not be earth shattering, it doesn’t mean that they are any less important. Take care of yourselves no matter what that looks like to you and be unapologetic about it.

Sending nothing but good vibes your way!

-Lyndsay

NEW YEAR, NEW MAKEUP | HERE’S WHAT I BOUGHT

NEW YEAR, NEW MAKEUP | HERE’S WHAT I BOUGHT

At the start of this month, I took a good hard look at my makeup collection. I was shocked to discover that I had run out of a lot of products, and a lot was expired. I knew I needed to place an order (or three) to replace the essentials before school started back up for me at the end of the month. Since SoCal is still in full lockdown mode, I don’t really have the need for heavy makeup. I decided to go for easier products to upgrade my routine and be ready quicker.

THRIVE CAUSEMETICS BUILDABLE BLUR CC CREAM

I really did not want to purchase another foundation. I have about three, in carrying shades, that are just too heavy for a few hours on zoom. I really wanted something a little lighter, but still has some coverage. I opted to go for this CC cream because I have heard nothing but raves. I ordered light, and while it’s a little darker than I anticipated, I find it works well with a lighter concealer. I love how quick and seamless this product is.

THRIVE CAUSEMETICS LIQUID LASH EXTENSIONS MASCARA

This is not the first time I have tried this mascara. I am such a fan of it because it is so easy to remove. I don’t think it makes my lashes look the very best I have ever seen, but it does the job for every day wear.

SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH OIL & SHINE CONTROL PRIMER

I have never tried this before so I only purchased the travel size. The primer I had previously been using (and loving), I literally cannot find ANYWHERE. I think it was discontinued *insert tears*. It took me soo long to find a primer to keep my oils at bay, but here I am on the search again. So far I do like this primer, but it isn’t as good as my previous primer.

TOO FACED PEACH PERFECT SETTING POWDER

This is my holy grail powder, and if it ever gets discontinued I will full on be devastated. It works so great for my oily skin, and it smells divine.

PHYSICIANS FORMULA BUTTER BRONZER

I have used this bronzer for many years. Mine was so old and used that it was time to get a new one. I could only find it in the shade light, but I actually really like it for a more subtle everyday look. I also LOVE the smell of this!

I am so happy to have some new makeup, and I’m even happier that I have products that will be quick and easy once I get into that daily Zoom grind for school. Have you minimized your makeup routine for 2021? I would love to know your go-to products!

-Lyndsay

FALL FAB FIT FUN BOX | UNBOXING

FALL FAB FIT FUN BOX | UNBOXING

I can’t believe it’s already time for another Fab Fit Fun box! Time has flown by so fast and it’s finally my favorite time of year. Hello Fall! FFF has changed up their boxes to be more eco friendly and I love them. The brown works so well for this time of year and I was so excited to read that they are taking steps to minimize waste.

IN MY BOX:

  • Botkier New York Trigger Backpack $100
  • Vitamasques Multivitamin Mask Set $30
  • Feel Renewed Pumpkin Walnut Cleanser $28
  • Glossmetics Hair Removal Device $59.99
  • 8 Other Reasons Runway Clip Trio $32
  • The Laundress Crease Release Spray $23
  • The Beauty Crop Glow Milk Highlighter $23
  • Hythe Tranquility Sleep Mist $23

I love everything in my box. I especially love the mini backpack and the hair remover device. I have been wanting one for a while and I was thrilled when it was an option in the box. I have also heard amazing things about the Laundress and I can’t wait to de-wrinkle something!

ADD ON:

  • XO, Sienna Starry Skies Set of 4 Vases $17

When I saw this I got very excited. Not only do I love all things star related but I actually have been looking for something uniform to separate all my pens in my room. I am planning on giving the pink one away as a gift.

This is the last box of 2020…so crazy! Do you get a Fab Fit Fun box? If so, I would love to know what you got. Leave me a comment down below if you are planning on continuing your subscription in 2021.

-Lyndsay

SUMMER FAB FIT FUN BOX | UNBOXING

SUMMER FAB FIT FUN BOX | UNBOXING

I previously shared that due to COVID-19 and my job closing down that I had canceled my subscriptions. I also recently shared that I re-subscribed to my XIO subscription. The only other subscription I re-subscribed to is Fab Fit Fun and I am so excited for it! I wanted to share with you my box for summer 2020.

IN MY BOX:

  • L*SPACE Tie Dye Towel $58
  • HydroPeptide Moisture Reset Face Oil $120
  • TOMS Sydney Sunglasses $58
  • Terre Mere Aloe and Tea Toner $54
  • The Lifestyle Co Beach Mist After Sun Spray $42
  • Winky Lux Uni-Brow Universal Eyebrow Pencil $16
  • MakeupDrop Hybrid Makeup Applicator $20
  • Spongelle Coconut Verbena Hand Cream $18

I really love everything that I got (except for the facial oil-more on that later). I have been using the Beach Mist constantly as well as my sunnies!

ADD ON:

  • Love You To The Moon Bundle $44.99

I decided to add on this bundle as well and I love every-single-thing! The hair mist works so well on my flyaways and I have been wearing my opal necklace everyday. I also have been adding the face oil to my night moisturizer and it has been so nice!

WHAT I SHOULD HAVE GOT:

so long story short: I had some issues with the website when it came to customizing and found out weeks later that one of my selections was not what I had picked. I got up super early to get the Michael Kors Passport Holder but instead it got switched to the “surprise me” option (which I hate). I literally pay the primo so I can choose just about everything. I ended up getting the facial oil which sucks because I had added on a bundle with a facial oil. ANYWAY…I talked to customer service and they were so great and sent me the passport holder!

If you want to sign up you can click this link to get $10 off your first box!: https://share.fabfitfun.com/x/2lqM0m

Do you get a Fab Fit Fun box? If so, I would love to know what you got!

-Lyndsay