Beauty, Makeup

Blogmas Day 7: Sephora Blush 


It’s day 7 of blogmas! I can’t believe it has been a whole week already. I’ve had a fun time with these blogs, and I hope you’ve been enjoying these short little posts too. Today’s goodie was a great one: a full-sized Sephora Blush in the shade 05 Sweet on You.

This was a really great blush! It retails for only $14, which is great for such a large container of blush. I liked this pinky/coral shade. I typically go for more pink than this, but I found that the coral mixed in with the pink didn’t make it too warm for my skin, so it still worked. Also, a teeny bit went a long way. This is definitely very pigmented! Overall, I was really pleased with this blush, and I’d absolutely recommend it to someone looking for an cheaper blush at Sephora.

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-XO Tiffy

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Blogmas Day 6: Fizzy Cube 

Welcome to Day 6 of Blogmas! Today’s goodie from my Sephora advent calendar is another one that seems to be available only in Australia: the Sephora Fizzing Cube. One fizzing cube can be purchased for only $2.

This fizzing cube was scented like cotton flower, which is a very light and clean scent. I actually really liked the scent, although it kind of smelled like fresh laundry and baby powder, which isn’t something I think I would have chosen for myself. Still, I really enjoyed the bath experience with this fizzing cube. It was a small cube but it was scented strongly enough that I could actually still smell it after it fizzed away. It also was strong enough to completely change the bath water into a nice milky white. I think this is a neat idea and $2 is a lot less than the average bath bomb, so I think the price also works. I really hope they bring these over to the USA.

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-XO Tiffy

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Blogmas Day 5: Decorative Hair Tie 

Welcome to Day 5 of Blogmas! I’m not going to lie to you. Today’s advent calendar panel was quite the disappointment. It contained what I’m assuming to be a very flimsy decorative hair tie.

It’s very small and fits snugly on my wrist. To be honest, I would wear it as a bracelet if it didn’t have an enormous knot holding it together that would make it seem too bulky. This did not do a good job at holding my hair in a ponytail because it’s not quite firm enough. This was the first dud day, and hopefully tomorrow’s goodie will be better!

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-XO Tiffy

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Blogmas Day 4: Mini Mirror and Nail Polish Remover 

It’s day 4 of Blogmas and today’s advent calendar panel had two goodies! Inside, there was a tiny little circular mirror with a fox on the back of it and some Sephora Instant Nail Polish Remover Wipes.

The fox mirror is super cute! It’s the perfect little size for tossing in a handbag or makeup bag. The nail polish wipes also work really well. I like the wipe texture, which definitely beats a cotton ball hands down. You can get the full size container that has a pre-moistened foam center from Sephora for $9.50, although I do think that most nail polish removers are created equal and you can probably find something just as nice for half the price at the drugstore. Still, today was definitely a win because the fox mirror is just so cute!

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-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Makeup

Blogmas Day 3: Fingertip Eyeliner

Welcome to Blogmas day 4! Today in the Sephora advent calendar I received a bottle of the Sephora Fingertip Eyeliner, which can only currently be purchased in Australia for $14.

This is a unique little eyeliner. Your fingertip fits in the lid of the container to allow for a precise application. This eyeliner was easy to use and the design of the container worked well. The brush is thin enough to give you a lot of control to create the type of line that you want, so this was a huge plus. The only downside is that this formula does smudge and fade throughout the day. If they could have a different formulation with the same design, it would be a big winner.

Have any of my Aussie readers tried this one? If so, what did you think? Be sure to let me know in the comments section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Fashion

My First Fashion Show! 

So, last night, I did something that I’ve never done before: I went to a fashion show! After over a decade of watching America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway and similar shows, I finally got a glimpse of a runway in person at the Holiday Glam Fashion Show held by the online publication Cincy Chic, an amazing website about Cincinnati-specific stores, spas, events, fashion, etc.

This was such a fun event! The fashion show wasn’t very long, but it had a lot of heart. The clothes were all provided by Clothes Mentor, a store that sells second-hand designer items for amazing prices. I really enjoyed seeing the fabulous outfits come down the runway. There was one purple dress (Sorry, I couldn’t get a picture fast enough) that I really loved and want to try to find in the store!

Before the fashion show, there were about 20 vendor booths selling a huge variety of items. There were skincare booths, hair/makeup booths, an essential oil booth, designer and eclectic clothes booths, and even a personal stylist. I really enjoyed browsing the goods and learning about some neat local boutiques and businesses as well as some larger businesses. The booths also put some small items and coupons together for our complimentary swag bags that we received upon arrival.

Finally, there were little nibbles, but nothing quite topped these delicious and adorable cupcakes provided by Gigi’s Cupcakes. A friend and I used to go to their Kenwood location all the time for gourmet cupcakes but I haven’t been in so long, so these were both tasty and nostalgic for me.

Overall, it was a really fun night! There were raffles and giveaways and just a delightful holiday glam atmosphere. I enjoyed attending my first fashion show, and I really want to find similar events to attend in 2018!

Have you attended any local beauty or fashion events? How were they? Please, let me know in the comment section. I love how connected our communities can be!

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-XO Tiffy

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Blogmas Day 2: Cotton Flower Body Wash 

Welcome to day 2 of Blogmas! Today’s goodie from my Sephora advent calendar is a single use of Sephora’s Creamy Body Wash in the scent Cotton Flower.

I couldn’t actually find this product on Sephora’s website, so I’m wondering if it is something they no longer sell or if it is an advent calendar exclusive. Either way, I think that’s a bit odd. Still, this was a nice body wash. It lathered easily and felt nice against the skin. The scent was light and fresh, although it smelled a bit like baby powder which I didn’t care for.

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-XO Tiffy

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Blogmas Day 1: Eye Pencil to Go

Welcome to blogmas! This December, I’ll be blogging for 24 straight days leading up to Christmas. I thought the perfect subject would be the little goodies from my Sephora advent calendar. First up is the Day 1 present: the eye pencil to go. This cute little pencils can be purchased from Sephora for $6.

I was actually really impressed by this eye pencil! It has a very thin, precise tip which is great for application. The formulation could have glided on smoother, but it was also really long-lasting and budge-proof which definitely makes up for this. This is perfect for tossing in a purse if you think you’ll need a touch up throughout the day.

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-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Skincare

Jingle Bomb Bath Fizzer 

Bath bombs are a fun way to jazz up a bath! They usually saturate your tub with fragrant, colorful, sometimes fizzy water. They’re a fun alternative to bubbles and there are some great bath bombs for any price level. I recently tried the Jingle Bomb Bath Fizzer from Da Bomb which can be purchased from Target for $5.

This is a one-time-use type of product, so keep in mind that the $5 will only be for one bath. Still, this definitely puts this bath bomb in the medium price range (there are some other bath bombs you can get at Target and drugstores for about $1-2 per bath bomb but there are also $10-15 bath bombs from places like Lush).

I love that this one is holiday themed. I’m the type of person who celebrates Christmas for all of November and December because I love it so much and I want as much Christmas as I can get! This bath bomb definitely promotes the holiday spirit with its winterberry scent. I’ll be honest – I thought winterberry was something that they made up, but it’s actually a type of holly also known as Ilex Verticillata (and that it definitely what it smells like – holly + a Christmas tree!) The fragrance was so lovely, and it was strong enough that I could smell it easily during the entire bath without it feeling overwhelming.

The bath bomb also made the water in the tub a beautiful shade of evergreen, which I really liked. However, it did not stain the tub afterwards, which was a big plus because I’ve used other bath bombs that left a gross residue in the bathtub! Some bath bombs also tend to dry out or irritate the skin, but that was not the case with this one. After the bath, my skin didn’t feel dry at all and felt a bit more  moisturized actually, so I’m guessing there’s some sort of oil in the bath bomb. Also, it’s gluten-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and vegan (so it’s a nice, gentle product on skin).

Finally, Da Bomb bath bombs always advertise “a surprise inside” which I think is so fun! So, as the bath bomb fizzed and got smaller, it revealed this cute little festive charm:

I haven’t used any other bath bombs from Da Bomb, but I definitely plan to in the future because this was such a fun, relaxing experience. I can’t wait to see what other surprises I get in the other bath bombs! This is one product that I highly recommend!

Have you tried any bath bombs that you absolutely love? Let me know in the comments section!

I can’t believe this is the last day of November. That means that Blogmas starts tomorrow, so stay tuned for 24 days of blogging about my Sephora advent calendar (plus, a bonus post because I’m going to my very first FASHION SHOW tomorrow!)

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-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Skincare

Milk Makeup Cooling Water 

I love trying new, innovative products and recently received a sample for the Milk Makeup Cooling Water which can be purchased from Sephora for $24.

So, first I’ll just admit that even after reading the description and using this product, I just don’t get it! Sephora’s website describes this as, “A soothing seawater, caffeine-infused gel stick to de-puff eyes and energize the look of skin.” I tried using this on various parts of my face, and it is kind of neat that this product always feels cool to the touch, but it just didn’t do anything for me. It felt oddly sticky and tacky and just felt weird no matter where I tried to put it (under my eyes, on the dry skin of my cheeks, on the oily skin of my forehead, etc). It’s really hard to put makeup on top of this product and it ruins the makeup if you put this on top of makeup. This did not de-puff under my eyes or energize me in any way. The only thing it really seems to do is cool the skin (but you don’t need to spend $24 to cool down your skin when you can just open the freezer door or sit close to an air conditioner).

So, this one was definitely a bust for me! Did any of you have a good experience with this product? Please, let me know in the comments section. Maybe you’ll be able to convince me to give it another try before I throw it away.

Before I go, I did want to let you know about an exciting series I’m about to start on this blog: Blogmas! For those of you who don’t know, Blogmas is where bloggers blog every day in December leading up to Christmas. I recently purchased the Sephora Advent Calendar (already sold out for the season), which comes with 24 small beauty-themed gifts from Sephora! So, for the first 24 days in December, I’m going to reveal and review the fun little gifts that come in the advent calendar.

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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