Beauty, Makeup

Sephora Spring Sale! 10% or 15% OFF!

Do you love shopping at Sephora? I know I do! Right now, their spring sale is happening, so act quick to get 10% or 15% off your favorite items.

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Sephora has sales twice a year – in April and November. As a Rouge member, I get 15% off in April and 20% off in November, so those are the months that I stock up on skincare and more.

Rouge members use the code “yayrouge” for 15% off during April 13-16 and April 20-23.

VIB members use the code “yayvib” for 15% off during April 20-23.

Beauty Insider members (anyone can sign up to be a Beauty Insider member – this tier is completely free to join and is not based on past purchases) use the code “yayinsider” for 10% off during April 20-23.

When making online purchases, be sure to use the codes at checkout.

I’ve already made my purchases, since Rouge members get a few early dates, and here’s what I purchased:

The Bare Minerals bareSkin Perfecting Veil Finishing Powder – I’ve been a bit oilier lately and my acne’s been worse, so I needed a pressed powder which I feel is easier to layer over problem skin than loose powder.

Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer – Again, with the acne I need something heavy-duty to help cover up.

Sunday Riley The Influencer Clean Long Wear Foundation – This brand has a major cult following and I’ve been so excited to try this new foundation!

Dior Addict Lip Lacquer – I’m obsessed with Dior lip products, so I have to try all their new ones! And this one has major glitter…

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask – This is an amazing, gentle mask that can be used every day and is fantastic for acne. You can read my full review here.

Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask – This mask is also amazing for acne. I initially didn’t love it because of the smell, but I was won over by how it helped my skin. You can read my full review here.

Are you participating in this sale? What are you buying? Be sure to let me know in the comments section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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The Top 10 Products I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and this time of the year is a time for us to be thankful for all the things and people that we’re blessed to have in our lives. Of course, I’m so incredibly grateful for my friends, family, Josh, a job that I love, and so much more! I’m also so very thankful for my readers (that’s you!) because you make blogging so much fun as we share our favorite products and navigate the worlds of beauty and fashion together. So, I thought I’d share with you the top 10 products that I’m thankful for:

Product #1: Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Day Tint

This tinted moisturizer is the best tinted moisturizer I’ve ever used. It blurs and conceals my imperfections and makes my skin look so much better after each use. This is the perfect blend of makeup and skincare.

Product #2: Dior Addict Lipsticks

This is the one lipstick range that I return to over and over again. I’ve purchased so many of them because they’re just the best – longwearing without being at all drying. The colors are so pretty and the buttery formula is divine.

Product #3: Tangle Teezer Brush

After I shower, my long hair is always tangled, and this is the best brush in the world to easily (and painlessly!) remove all the tangles.

Product #4: Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation

This medium-coverage foundation blends so well and covers all my imperfections. It lasts all day long and is my go-to foundation whenever I need that extra boost of skin confidence.

Product #5: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

My acne responds so well to this product. Every time I use this product, my zits look noticeably reduced the next morning.

Product #6: Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

Removing waterproof eye makeup has never been easier than with this product. It’s so gentle but effective and never leaves a weird residue.

Product #7: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

The harshest of winters is no match to this lip mask. This thick mask can be used overnight or at any time of day for an instant dose of moisture. Chapped lips won’t stand a chance.

Product #8: BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener 

This concealer is my favorite for covering my dark under eye circles. It makes me look more awake and never settles into fine lines or looks caked on or unnatural.

Product #9: Hourglass Strobe Lighting Powder

This subtle but beautiful glow is amazing! This product highlights like a dream and is perfect for contouring.

Product #10: Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme

Whenever my hair looks dry, frizzy, or is just rebelling, I know this creme will tame it in an instant and make it look smooth and shiny without looking at all greasy.

So, what products are you most thankful for? Be sure to let me know in the comments section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm 

One of my favorite types of lip products are the tinted balms that make your lips look like they have a healthy natural pink glow. It’s kind of a “your lips but better” kind of look, and it works really well for minimum makeup days. One of the best ones I’ve found so far is the Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm. These can be purchased from Sephora for $30.

It’s no secret that Dior lip products are my absolute favorite! I’ve amassed quite the collection. These lip glow balms are just gorgeous. They provide a sheer, satin finish and just look so pretty. I wear them on both minimal makeup days and days where I have very dramatic eye makeup and don’t want my lips to also be dramatic. I own two: Berry and Lilac. The Berry shade is definitely darker but still very sheer. The Lilac shade is the perfect natural lip color for me.

I really can’t say enough good about these products. I don’t see any downside to them (except that $30 is a lot to spend on a lip product). They have lasted for a very long time but I will definitely repurchase them when I run out. These are definitely a staple in my collection.

Are there any tinted lip balms that you love? Please, let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Miss Dior Moisturizing Body Milk

Perfumes are so personal – scents can exude how we’re feeling or how we want to feel. Everyone looks for different things when it comes to scent, but I wanted to share my current favorite scented product: Miss Dior Moisturizing Body Milk. A 6.8 oz bottle can be purchased from Sephora for $52.

This scent makes me feel so feminine and happy. It’s sensual and has notes of Italian mandarin, rose, and patchouli. Overall, the scent is very floral, which I love. I decided to go with the lotion because I feel like scents last longer on my skin when they’re applied in lotion form instead of a traditional perfume or body spray.

While this product is marketed as being very moisturizing, I don’t try to use this as a daily body lotion. I’m afraid that the scent would be overwhelming if you applied it everywhere, and it really isn’t the most moisturizing lotion out there. Rather, I find it best to put on a scentless body lotion everywhere (like Bliss Naked Body Butter), and then follow that up with this lotion just on your pulse points (behind the ears, the inside of your elbows, between the cleavage, and on your wrists). When I do that, the scent seems to last all day long!

What scents are you currently loving? Do you have a signature scent, or do you like to change it up?

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Dior Addict Wonderful 

It’s no secret that I love Dior products, especially lip products. There’s just something so luxurious about them. Sure, the name is iconic, but the quality of the products is still very impressive. I had a lot of luck with Dior Addict Lipstick when I wanted a bold lip, so I decided to try another in a softer shade.

I went with the shade Wonderful, which can be purchased from Sephora for $35. I just love how effortlessly it slides across my lips. The pigmentation is just perfect, and I love that there’s just a hint of glitter. I think that lipstick really completes a look. There’s something about it that pulls everything together, and so far, I’ve never been let down by a Dior lip product.

I will say that the shade Wonderful, which is a lighter shade, does not last quite as long as some of the darker Dior shades. It does fade, especially if you are eating, but the nice thing is that it fades very evenly. It’s also easy to apply that reapplying it hopefully won’t feel like much of a chore.

Overall, I’ve yet to find a Dior lip product that I disliked, and if you want to splurge on a lipstick, I definitely recommend the Dior Addict ones.

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Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss – Fancy 

Lipgloss is a deeply personal choice. Some people love the stickiness, and others avoid it completely because they hate sticky lips. Others think the shine is too bold while others want all the shine and glitter imaginable. I happen to love the shine and glitter, but I do often opt for a lipstick instead because I don’t love the stickiness. Still, I’ve found a gloss that does a great job with minimal stickiness: Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss.

This product can be purchased at Sephora for $30, which is a truly gut-wrenching price for a lipgloss. This is definitely a luxury product, but I am glad that I tried it. The one that I have (pictured above) is in the shade Fancy.

I love that this product has a brush instead of a sponge applicator. I feel like this allows for more precision. I’ve also been very impressed by how my lips don’t stick together much when I’m wearing this product. Most glosses, even the very pigmented ones, don’t have much lasting power, but I will say that this product gives a lot of lasting color compared to other glosses.

Overall, this is a great product and the best gloss I’ve tried, but it’s also ridiculously expensive. If you have some extra cash to burn and you want to splurge, then go for it! But if not, don’t feel too bad about skipping this product. It’s still just a lipgloss. I think that most splurging should be reserved for skincare and foundations since those make a more noticeable difference to an overall look. This luxurious gloss isn’t going to make or break a look.

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Miss Dior Eau de Parfum 

I am so picky when it comes to scents. I know that fragrance is a really personal topic and it really all boils down to preference, but I just wanted to share my excitement over finally fining a fragrance that hasn’t yet bored me! I have discovered that I love Miss Dior Eau de Parfum.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the most budget-friendly scent. A one ounce bottle will set you back about $74. However, I think that I want this to become my new signature scent. My whole life, I’ve been obsessed with finding a signature scent. Fragrance memories are very powerful – how often do you smell a flower or food and feel transported back into a wonderful part of your past? I’ve always thought that having a signature scent might make me more memorable. In high school, my signature scent was Lucky You. It is very floral but fresh, and it made me feel more comfortable in my own skin. Then in college, I upgraded my signature scent to Gucci Guilty. This is the scent that made me feel like an adult. It’s a bold scent that made me feel more confident. I would wear it before meetings at works or workshops in school.

Now, I’m finding myself in a new place in life, and I feel like Miss Dior suits me better. It is both floral and fruity, and it’s strongest note is jasmine. It is a good blend of youth and maturity, and it does not smell musky or overly sugary. The smell evokes in me what I’m already feeling about myself. Instead of masking my insecurity with a fragrance that tricked me into feeling more confident, I can now just be myself.

 

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Diorshow Mascara – The Original 

I think that one of the hardest products to buy is mascara. There are so many formulations and brushes. It can be so hard to find the perfect one. I find that I change my mind about mascara more than other products, but I always seem to come back to the original Diorshow Mascara.

This is a pretty expensive mascara at $28.50, but it does seem to last quite a while (however, please keep in mind that if your mascara starts to smell weird, throw it away even if you have a lot left – don’t mess around with potential bacteria near your eyes!)

The brush is really big and fluffy, which I think helps to create a very dramatic effect. I find that just one or two coats can do the job, and I love the jet black finish. The formulation is light enough that it doesn’t weigh down the eyelashes, and I’m able to keep a nice curl throughout the whole day.

I’ve had a few people ask me to recommend a mascara that doesn’t run throughout the day or flake off and settle in the lines underneath the eye. This is absolutely what I recommend. It is not waterproof, so it shouldn’t damage your eyelashes over time like waterproof mascaras do, but it does have remarkable staying power. It’s not going to hold up if you go swimming or have a crying fit, but it will last throughout your average day – even if you got kind of sweaty.

Overall, I think this is one of the best mascaras on the market, and it’s no surprise that so many makeup artists consider this a holy grail product. If you’re in the market for a mascara and you’re willing to splurge a bit, I highly recommend this one!

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Dior Addict Lip Maximizer 

I am obsessed with Dior products, so I was really thrilled to see the 500 point perk offered by Sephora which contained several cult-classic Dior items. I immediately placed an order so I could get it! I was most excited to receive and review the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer High Volume Lip Plumper

Comically tiny sample! 

 When I received my package in the mail, I immediately burst out in laughter at the sight of the teeny tiny sample tube I received of this product. I know it’s an expensive product, but I feel like the size was a bit stingy. Just look at my thumbnail to get a sense of how small this thing was! That being said, I’ve managed to get a lot of use out of this product. That’s nice to know because the full-size version of this product is $33 for 0.2 oz.

This product claims to plump your pout with lots of volume and shine. The collagen in the product is also supposed to make the lips poutier over time and should fill in those little lines that lips get when they are dry or aging. Most plumping glosses really sting when you apply them, and this one was a pleasant change. There is a little bit of a tingle initially, but it is very manageable. Also, it smells wonderful – like vanilla and mint combined.

My lips are pretty pouty to begin with, so maybe there would be more of a difference if someone with thin lips used this products. As it was, I liked the sheer pink glossy look that it gave my lips, but it didn’t seem revolutionary. There are lots of cheaper sheer pink lip glosses that make my lips look this exact same way.

After using this product pretty much constantly for a week (and you know what, I still have some left, so maybe I shouldn’t have made fun of its size so much) I really didn’t see any difference with my lips. If anything, they might have felt a little drier than usual. They did not look fuller.

It’s a nice product, but I don’t think it is worth $33 for what it does. There are lots of better glosses out there, and there are better plumpers out there too. Still, I do love Dior and if you want to buy this product because you’re a die-hard Dior lover like me, there’s nothing wrong with this product so go right ahead!

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Dior Addict Lipstick

I have a lot of lipsticks, and most of them cost less than $20, so this product was a bit of splurge for me. The Dior Addict lipstick is available from Sephora for $35. I was tempted to buy this lipstick as a birthday present to myself after seeing the ads for this lipstick featuring Jennifer Lawrence wearing the shade “Be Dior.” This dark pink shade just looked so beautiful, and I wanted to splurge and try it for myself.

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Dior Addict Lipstick – Shade: Be Dior 976

This is absolutely one of the most beautiful lipsticks I’ve ever worn. It is vibrant without completely overpowering my face. It can be layered for more effect, or you can wear just a sheer wash of this color. It is long-lasting without drying out the lips, and it is incredibly easy to apply.

So, you should you buy it?

Pros: The formula is so creamy and has an amazing punch of moisture. It can provide medium to buildable coverage, and it will last for a good amount of time before needing to be reapplied. The case is also magnetized, so it shouldn’t ever slide off and ruin your handbag.

Cons: The price is steep for a lipstick. Also, this doesn’t quite hold up against food and beverages. You’ll definitely need to reapply it by mid-day.

This is absolutely my favorite lipstick out there, and I think it is a great option if you want to splurge on a luxury product. Right now, I need to work through my enormous bag of lip products before purchasing another lipstick. But, once I can justify it, I will absolutely be purchasing more shades of this one!