Sephora aims to take more of you money

Sephora has been doing this weekly WOW deals where they discount items starting every Thursday. Because you needed more reason to give Sephora half of your paycheck.

And don’t get it twisted – these aren’t some silly 10% discounts. These are deeply discounted products, so beware if you’re an impulse buyer like I am. They have them conveniently on their app so you can buy things while you’re supposed to be doing other things (like, idk working) OR they also offer them in store. I’m not sure which is more dangerous.

Last week was one of those weeks for me where I couldn’t resist the deals they had. But also let’s be real, every single week is that for me. I have a shopping problem. Acceptance is the first step, right? Anyway.

Cover FX Contour kit

This was an extreme impulse buy because we are lucky if I put cover up on before work. But it was about 50% off and so I was like, you got me here Sephora. The product is a creamy texture and goes on really smooth. I took an awful selfie of it pre blend but it was borderline offensive, so I’ll spare you. The lighter colors took a lot more effort to blend in, but overall this was really easy to use.

Post application. Contour is a miracle worker because my face is not that skinny. My hair was that jacked up though, can’t fix that.

Cover FX Double Ended Contour Brush

This was like, a must buy to go with the contour kit. Sephora is well aware of what it’s doing here, and I’ll fall for it every single time. The small end was PERFECT for the application, but it’s a skinnier brush as opposed to the round brushes I usually use for foundation. The larger end took a little more effort to use. Or maybe I’m bad at this because like I said, I’m into that no effort look.

Benefit Watt’s Up Cream to Powder Highlighter

This I’ve bought multiple times but I had to nab it when it was on sale. It’s the perfect highlighter and is so easy to apply. It has a sponge at the other end so you can blend it in easily. So simple, and makes you glisten. I’ve even bought this as a gift for people, it’s that good. Just ask my baby sister about the time she wore it and my mom tried to wipe it off because “there was stuff on her face”.

Moral of the story? Sephora wants all of your money, and you should just give it to them. I don’t know why any of us are trying to fight this anymore. So check that app on Thursdays and go to town loves.

Wedding weekend at Oheka Castle 

One of my law school friends got married this weekend, and I went into it being excited for the food and the booze, but also indifferent since it’s the time in my life where everyone and their mother is getting married. Except me. It’s still just the dog and I, people.

Since my life lately has been non stop bridal showers and engagement parties and weddings that I’m like. Ok. What’s gonna be so special about this one? I’m happy for them and all, but like. I would rather be watching Netflix. With the dog. Is this why I’m single? Anyway.

But this wedding my darlings? Did not fucking disappoint. First off, the venue. It was at a god damn CASTLE. And not one of these new venues posing as one. This is a place on Long Island that used to be someone’s SUMMER HOME and is absolutely GORG and now is a friggen landmark. You can read about it here.

Guys. There was a dessert room. A whole damn room. Just. For. Desserts. To say I was happy was an understatement. Dessert room aside, the wedding was BEAUTIFUL. They were so happy it was both contagious and disgusting.  The band was great. All around, an A+.  But it wasn’t totally smooth sailing.

For starters, the hotel check in was at 4pm. And the shuttle for the venue? Leaving at 4:15pm. And we weren’t granted an early check in. So I did my make up IN MY CAR. And you know what? It turned out pretty good.

Here is the finished product:


Not too shabby, all things considered.  And below is everything I used for my in-car makeup look.  They are some of my favorite products and served me very well.

tarte Twinkle Lighting Pallet

I was in a vehicle and didn’t want to FULLY contour, so this gave me some glow and bronze without going crazy.  The colors blend so well, and this pallet smells DELICIOUS.  I can’t describe it, but it smells so good.

tarte rainforest of the sea eyeshadow pallet

These colors are fairly neutral but still have a nice shine to them. Also they stayed on ALL NIGHT through dancing and eating everything in sight.  My makeup remover wipes were covered in eyeshadow, and I’ll call that a win any day.

Anastasia Brow Wiz

This. is. MAGIC.  I have brows that are a little sparse due to tweezing and waxing that was done when I was younger (not for long though, that shit HURT. I’ve been rocking this natural and thick look for a while.) BUT – this makes them look fuller and not overly filled.  Plus it lasts all day so you don’t look like a weirdo halfway through an event.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Mascara that is as BLACK AS MY SOUL and doesn’t clump.  Doesn’t smudge off your eyelashes later in the night. Gives you fuller lashes.  What else can you ask for from a mascara? Other than it stopping your mother from nagging you, not much.

Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner

I keep trying other liquid eye liners, but I always go back to this one.  The tip on this eyeliner is perfect and precise.  You don’t end up accidentally looking like a raccoon because it ends up bleeding all over – it stays put and dries real quick.  It’s a pretty foolproof liquid eyeliner, and that’s coming from someone who is normally a klutz with this stuff.

Dose of Colors liquid lipstick in truffle

I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS STUFF. This was my gateway into liquid lipstick and I have not turned back.  This stuff is so so good – literally lasts all day, goes on smooth, not sticky at all. AND THE COLOR. UGH. Also it runs at $18 and is so worth itttttt. Not like some of these other liquid lipsticks I may or may not own….

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

I have oily/combination skin and this stuff doesn’t add ANY shine and is the perfect primer. It helps my foundation go on SMOOTH AS BUTTA. I carry this tiny tube for easy travel but obvs it comes in a bigger size….

MAC Matchmaster foundation

Finding a good foundation has always been a struggle because freckles, but this foundation is EVERYTHING. IT doesn’t overpower my freckles to the point where my face looks ridiculous, but also just makes my skin look flawless. Like, naturally flawless. Not like you just caked on foundation.

Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing HydratingConcealer

This is another product I keep finding myself circling back to. Its so easy to apply and provides perfect coverage. Good for use with foundation or on the morning in the bus when you haven’t slept because your dog decides all night long he needs to switch up his position and climb over you every. single. hour. It also doesn’t dry out your skin, which is wonderful.

Tory Burch Rollerball

I love this scent so much I have the full sized AND rollerball to carry with me. Its both fruity and floral without being too overpowering in the citrus department or making you smell like an old woman (you know what I mean).


And there you have it! All the things that made me look put together while doing my make up in a car, the most ideal places. But, nice to know that these products will get the job done.