5 Sephora Beauty Gift Sets You MUST Know About!

Without Sephora, makeup lovers wouldn't know what to do!

Sephora is the #1 Go-To for all things beauty AND Gifts!

These adorable gift sets just made your holiday shopping that much easier!

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Trio -$54

Get this gorgeous trio for the glamour girl who wants the ability to Conceal, Contour, Highlight, REPEAT on the go!

The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set $̶2̶5̶ **$19**

This makes the perfect Stocking Stuffer! From neutral beige to bold red, there's a color for every occasion! Best part: It's ON SALE!!!

Dyson Blown-A-Ouai Set $399

This has to be the SET of all Gift Sets! Although pricey, it's well worth it due to the fact that you're giving someone the BEST dryer on the market, and a whole set of Ouai! This lucky lady will forever have gorgeous tresses!

Let it Glow! SUPERMUD Set $69

GOT MUD?

Now we can't forget about skincare, as It's the most important beauty step! This set contains the beauty favs: Supermud Clearing Treatment, Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, Gravitymud Firming Treatment, and Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment.

Sephora Favorites - Glow For It Set $40

It wouldn't be a 'Sephora Beauty Gift Sets List' without some SEPHORA FAVORITES! This set contains some of Sephora's hottest highlighter picks that'll have her glowing for days!

What gift sets are you picking up this holiday season!?

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Are You My FRENEMY? - The Tarte Experience

Let's talk Tarte:

There is nothing I love more than some good ole' lip paint, and Tarte did the most amazing thing ever: Created the Tarteist  Lip Paint/Lip Liner Palette... ♥

Now, working at Sephora has its perks: FIRST DIBS on EVERYTHING! We were running to the Tarte gondola to make testers while these babies were being set up, and it was crazy. I'm pretty sure every employee was rocking one of the colors along with their corresponding Tarteist Lip Liner that day.

I remember a funny moment with one of my co-workers:

She was listing all of the words we needed to get rid of in 2016, including BAE, YAAASS, and FLEEK. Tell me why those three words were some of the names of the lip paints!?!? It was the most hilarious experience in the store, yet! 

While we're on the subject of funny names, let's take a gander at the name combinations Tarte gave their Lip Paint & Lip Liners:

Namaste

Namaste

Boho

Boho

Bae

Bae

Thirsty

Thirsty

Frenemy

Frenemy

Squad

Squad

Lovespell

Lovespell

Magic Wand

Magic Wand

Twerk

Twerk

Turnt Up

Turnt Up

Yaassss

Yaassss

On Fleek

On Fleek

So Fetch

So Fetch

Amaze

Amaze

TBT

TBT

Latergram

Latergram

Hangry

Hangry

Mood Ring

Mood Ring

Adorbs

Adorbs

Totes

Totes

 

Betcha can't guess which one is my FAV.... ♥♥

FRENEMY!! (You probably could tell from the title lol).

This has to be the most beautiful burgundy color I have seen in a long time! I decided to do a Nude eye Bold lip combo.

Enjoying those names?? If so, make sure to show Sephora some love and check these products out!

Until Next Time...

XOXO-Tika

#peacelovechic

MINI HAUL + Sephora Skincare Class

It is my job as a beauty blogger to stay up to date on the trends and to inform you of what's HOT and what's NOT.

I attend Sephora classes regularly to learn tips and tricks towards better skin and flawless makeup (maybe even pick up a few new products along the way). :)

Last week, I attended the Skincare Basics class, and it's definitely revealing in every way:

 

  • No Makeup WHATSOEVER

  • Explaining your deepest skin concerns

  • The WORST..: Fessing up to your REAL Skincare Habits

Dun.. Dun.. DUUUUUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Dramatic Music)

 

I was so far so good with those 3 above :

  • Cleansed my face/neck Day & Night

  • Cleanse my face/neck with a Konjac Sponge

  • Toned my skin

  • Used a charcoal mask three times a week for oiliness 

 

UNTIL......

I explained that I only had one cleanser (an exfoliate) and didn't really use a moisturizer!!

I got called out so quick lol

 

That's when I learned very quickly about how crucial it is to educate yourself on AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Even when you think you know it all, YOU DON'T.

I learned so much at this skincare class, even things I've never heard of such as the "Double Cleanse." (VERY IMPORTANT) - This is where you use two different cleansers to thoroughly clean the makeup, dirt, and excess oil from the skin.

Savannah Gray, our lovely teacher for the morning, gave a great example on how to properly  apply and remove the products.

Now I DID NOT know that you're supposed to apply your cleansers on dry skin, Yes, DRY SKIN (even if you still have makeup on). This is to help the cleanser work harder and really break up everything.

Then, you use an already wet cleaning device - Konjac Sponge, Clarisonic, etc. to help thoroughly get that dirt out, and then you wash it all of and get ready for round two with the next cleanser! (My second cleanser was my exfoliate, which is too used on your dried skin).

Now, if your second cleanser is an exfoliate, please DO NOT used your cleaning device! It will be too abrasive on your skin.

At the end, they taught us about the BB creams, and using that as a light foundation to wear out and also how it has SPF in them. (Can't express how important sunscreen is)!!!

 

Now the FUN Part: The Haul!!

 

I purchased two products from this class:

 

FRESH: Soy Face Cleanser

 

Perks:

  • Bestselling Cleanser

  • Rids of impurities and makeup, including mascara

  • Doesn't strip the skin of essential moisture

  • Rich in Amino Acids and Soy Protein

  • Gives the appearance of Firmness

  • Includes rosewater that balances and tones the skin

  • Includes calming Cucumber Extract & Borage Seed Oil

 

SMASHBOX: Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

Perks:

  • 5-in-1 formula (Moisturizes, Primes, Perfects, Controls Oil, & Protects for flawless skin)

  • Great for all skin types

  • Visibly Reduces Fine lines & Wrinkles after four weeks

  • Provides Hydration

  • Features SPF 35 Sun Protection

 

SAMPLES!

 

SEPHORA COLLECTION: Express Eye Makeup Remover Pads

These pads are very gentle on the eyes, while getting rid of the toughest eye makeup with its textured wipes.

 

BELIF: The True Cream - Aqua Bomb Moisturizer

This product does not only smell refreshing, but feels refreshing! It really hydrates your skin, and minimizes the appearance of pores, which is a plus for me!

 

DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE:

Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel

Ever tried Glycolic Peels at the spa? Think of this product as an at home more gentle version of that, but with the skin peeling part! This product is perfect for those trying to fix texture issues and improve the appearance of their skin over time. I've seen a huge improvement just doing the sample packs for 3 days! I'm honestly addicted...

 

All of these products are HOT, and I recommend them to anyone looking to perfect their skin and routine!!

 

DISCUSSION: I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

  • What do you think about the Routine & Products listed above? 

  • Do you have any beauty tips from your routine you'd like to share?

  • What are your favorite skincare products?

 

Until Next Time...

XOXO - Tika