Play! by Sephora: May 2017

My May Play! by Sephora box showed up last week before I went on a mini-vacation, and I spent some time this week trying out my samples before sitting down to write about them. May’s theme is The Rising Stars: stellar “cult favorites, hard-to-find-formulas, and one-of-a-kind brands that are making their mark.”

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Friday Five

1. The Handmaid’s Tale: Hulu’s TV adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel is simply stunning, disturbing…and terrifyingly relevant, given the current tenor of our world. The cinematography, direction, music, and above all, the acting, are top notch. The cast is jam-packed with incredible women: Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, and Alexis Bledel, to name just a few. I’m only three episodes in, but I’m hooked. Somehow I haven’t read the book yet, but it’s en route to my house and I’ll be diving in as soon as it arrives.

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Sephora Spring 2017 VIB Sale Haul

Every year I look forward to the two Sephora VIB sales: each April, members get to take 15% off and in November, we get 20% off! The sale applies to everything in store and online, and is basically a feeding frenzy for beauty geeks like myself. I’ve done a pretty good job of restraining myself during these sales, but I ALWAYS take advantage of them because they’re too amazing to pass up!

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Play! by Sephora: April 2017

My April Play! by Sephora box showed up last week but I’ve been busy with family visiting so I’m just now getting to sit down and write about it. April’s theme? Step it up!

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Massive Sale Alert: 30% Off Tarte Cosmetics!

I guess this has been going on for a few days already, but I just became aware that Tarte Cosmetics is holding a huge 30% off friends & family sale on just about everything on their website! The sale only runs through 11:59pm EST today (Thursday, April 6) so now is the time to stock up.

All you have to do to get the discount is enter the promo code FESTIVAL at checkout. Plus, shipping is free when you order at least $40 worth of paraben-free, cruelty-free products. BTW, I promise this post is 100% not sponsored…I just got really excited about the sale because it is SO GOOD.  🙂  It’s not often that a beauty brand offers such a big ass sale.

The brand is leaning super hard into the current unicorn-magical-festival-fairy trend, so if you’re into the whole mystical desert nymph look, this is the perfect sale for you.

I just ordered a bunch of goodies for myself, so you can bet on seeing a future post about them! Woohoo!

Play! by Sephora: March 2017

I’m a little late with this post, but that’s because I was super late with my February Play! by Sephora post and I needed a bit of distance before writing my next one.  🙂  My March Play! by Sephora box arrived last week and it was all about the GLEAM.

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Play! by Sephora: February 2017

Wow…I’m pretty late with this post, but that’s because I moved last week so my life has been a little nuts! Things are finally settling down and I feel ready to get back into the blogging life.

I received my second Play! by Sephora box a couple weeks ago (at least!) and have  managed to get a little time to play around with my samples.

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Play! by Sephora: January 2017

Welcome to my first ever review of a Play! by Sephora box. To switch things up after two years with Birchbox, I canceled that subscription last month and signed up for Sephora’s similar service. My introductory box arrived this past weekend and I couldn’t wait to tear into it!

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Friday the 13th Five

Happy Friday the 13th, all! May this traditionally unlucky day bring good things your way.  🙂

1. Surprise Snowstorm: no one seemed to have any idea that we were going to get several inches of snow last weekend! My husband and I ventured out for a little walk, and our neighborhood was just gorgeous. The snow is mostly melted now; all that remains is some gross slush.

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Friday Five

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I’m thrilled that 2016 has been laid to rest and am ready to get this year rolling. The sooner we can get Trump in AND OUT of office, the better.   🙂

1. Stella & Dot Icon Convertible Watch: I actually ordered this watch more than a month ago but completely failed to post about it. I had been wanting to get a watch for quite some time, and when I saw that Stella & Dot was offering this one at a deeply discounted price—$49 instead of the usual $148—I had to have it. (This watch is currently on sale for $88.80, still good deal.) And I love it! It comes with a gold and a silver bezel for the face plate so you can switch it out depending on your mood. Cute!

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