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Friday Favorites-Beauty Routine & Products

This week Friday Favorites are all Beauty routine and products I use every day. I do like to try new products but these are a constant staple in my beauty routine.

Laura Mercier-Secret Brightening Powder and Tarte Shape Tape

Beauty Routine

Beauty Routine

I have always struggled with dark circles under my eyes and people always think I look tired. Unfortunately, it’s genetic & I can’t do much about it. But I think I have found the best concealer and powder combination. Tarte Shape Tape with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder! I never have to touch up throughout the day-it’s become my holy grail combo!

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Beauty Routine & Products


I use this makeup setting spray every single day and I never have to touch up my makeup, it seriously stays put all day. I don’t recommend it, but if you want to try this first you can pick up the travel size version.

Estee Lauder Foundation

Beauty Routine & Products

I used to wear Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation years ago and not sure why I stopped? We got reacquainted about a year ago it was like meeting up with a long lost friend. I believe they updated the formula and I absolutely love it, lasts all day, great coverage and doesn’t look too heavy.

Mac Lip Liner

Beauty Routine & Products

I have used Mac Lip liners for probably 20 years. I started with Spice and it was the only one ever wore by me. And over the few years, I added different shades of nudes. Whirl, Soar and Boldly Bare. The great thing about lip liners is you can change the color of lipstick just by changing the liner or fill your entire lip with the liner and top off with a gloss which is very long-wearing.

Hope you have a great weekend! Cheers!

Sephora VIB Beauty Insider Holiday Sale

If any of you are beauty junkies like me, you look forward to Sephora VIB Beauty Insider Holiday Sale all year. It’s the perfect time to stock up on your staples or that big-ticket item you have had your eye on. The sale officially ends on November 19th so there’s still plenty of time to shop- click here for all the details. 

The sale can seem a bit overwhelming because it’s not every day you can get Sephora products on a discount! I’d recommend doing an inventory on your everyday products and add those to your cart. Next, look at your wish list and pick and choose from there. I personally didn’t go too crazy since I have been waiting for this sale to purchase a big-ticket item. I will save that one for the end! 

1.Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 

Urban Decay


This is an award winner! It is a perfect lightweight setting spray and your makeup will stay in place up to 16 hours. I can’t live without this one and I also have the travel size to keep me looking set and perfect on the road. 

2.    Porefessional Primer 

The pore fessional

The perfect primer which leaves your skin makeup ready and creates a smooth canvas. Also helps to keep your makeup in place. This is another one I can’t live without, so I keep a travel size in my makeup bag. 

3.     Nest Candle 


Not a makeup item but I was thrilled to learn that they carry my favorite luxury holiday candle! The notes are pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, and amber. It is a perfect holiday scent but it is pricey so the discount definitely helps.   

4.     Bumble and Bumble Go Big Volumizing Treatment 

Bb Thickening

I have heard good things about this product but was waiting for the sale to purchase. The claim is that it thickens each strand of hair for lavish volume, softens, moisturizes, a heat protectant, and holds your style all day. Who doesn’t want lavish volume? Well, the claim is true! Loved it!    

5.     Cinema Secrets Pro Brush Cleaner 


Cleaning brushes is always a chore but this brush cleaner gets the job done!  No water needed and drying time is super quick. Leaves your brushes conditioned, clean, and soft. 

6.     NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device


I don’t normally think about these sort of devices work or live up to their claims but it’s FDA Approved. And some of the beauty gurus I follow swear by it so I put it on my Wish List. I have been thinking of giving it a try for a while now, and since it’s on sale I figured there’s no time like the present. It has been proven to improve facial contour, tone and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles- sign me up! The reviews are great, but they all say it does take some discipline and 5 minutes of use per day, so I’m willing to follow the rules and see how it goes. Fingers crossed!  

This is also a great time to start your Christmas shopping, they have so many great gift sets and stocking stuffers. Sephora VIB Beauty Insider Holiday Sale. Happy shopping!