Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Sephora VIB Haul | Spring 2018

Hey guys,

This past weekend was the VIB sale at Sephora and of course I had to take advantage of that! For those of you that don’t know about the sale, it happens twice a year; once in the fall and once in the spring time. For fall, the sale is 20% and in the spring it is 15% (unfortunately). Nonetheless, it’s a great time for anyone to pick up their favorite makeup products at a discounted price as Sephora tends to not have sales outside of those two times.

I believe today is the last day of the spring sale, so if you are still looking to purchase, you still have a chance!

I’m excited to share with you guys what I’ve purchased because I purchased all the holy-grail items that different beauty guru’s on YouTube have recommended along with mine. I wanted to make sure I was spending my money (somewhat) wisely on products that I would get a good use out of and know that they are the best of the best. Some of the items are ones I am repurchasing and absolutely love. So, if you are still looking to purchase something, this list might be a good place to get some ideas!

Sephora VIB Sale Haul, Spring 2018:

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

Sephora Spring Sale

This mascara has been raved about so many times and I kept putting off buying it because I wanted to exhaust all my drug-store options first. I was so curious about it yesterday and ended up trying it on my way back from Sephora. From first impressions, I’m honestly kind of shocked at how it works. It looks so natural, but yet gives you crazy volume. It almost looks like they are your natural lashes and that you just wake up with beautiful long lashes! (Insert: I woke up like this comment.) I’m excited to keep trying this on to see how I really like it. If you are a gal or guy that doesn’t like clumping, then you will like this mascara.

Marc Jacobs Eyeliner

Marc Jacobs Eyeliner

This, apparently, is supposed to be one of the best eyeliners out there and I had to give it a try. It’s meant to be really good for the water line, where most liners tend to wipe away after a few hours, while this one lasts longer. Let’s see how this one holds up and as always, a full review will be on my monthly favorites if it ends up working out for me.

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer

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This lip gloss has been around for a while now and is highly liked by the beauty community on YouTube. This is one of those holy-grail products that beauty gurus love. Especially the shade Sugar Sugar, which is the one I’ve purchased.

Marc Jacobs Lip Gloss in Sugar Sugar

I feel like it’s such a perfect color for the spring/summer and brings me back to the days of wearing lip glosses all the time. I think this is such a cute, girly color and I know I will get a good use out of it. The scent is a bit minty and feels refreshing on your lips. It has a little stopper at the top so you never get excessive amount of product that you don’t need. It is on the pricier side of things, but I think every girl needs one go-to gloss that they can count on!

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Giorgio Armani Foundation

If you’ve been around my little community here at Memoallure, then you know this is my holy-grail foundation. This is the quickest foundation I’ve ever ran out of from. Usually, foundations last me a while, but I love this one so much that it didn’t even last me 6 months! You will love this if you love a natural, but dewy finish. It’s not matte nor a complete full coverage as matte foundations can be. But, don’t give up on it just because I said it’s not full coverage, it absolutely covers everything you need it to, it’s just not as intense as some foundations are. Trust me, I’m a full coverage type of gal and I love this.  Give it a try and I am sure you will love it!

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

Laura Mercier Powder

This is not new to me and I am just restocking. Again, another holy-grail product. This is a great setting powder that leaves your skin feeling soft, flawless and allows your foundation/concealer to last much longer. If you are getting ready for prom or wedding season, this is a must! It photographs so beautifully and doesn’t have any flashback! If you are looking to save some money, here’s my little “trick” on affording it; buy the travel size! That’s what I did before I bought this one and its lasted me such a while.

Stila Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Stila Liquid Liner

This is probably my 3rd or 4th one of these, so you could say I like this quite a bit. I just ran out of mine and desperately needed this in my life again. I think this is great for around this season as it is getting warmer around here and we all need something that’ll last us through the sweaty days! If you like to wear makeup in the pool or ocean, then again this is a great pick. You really can’t go wrong with this, it’s pretty amazing and super easy to use.

Tatcha Luminous Spray

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

This has been raved about by Jaclyn Hill for so long now, along with so many other YouTubers. It really is so amazing for anyone that has dry/normal skin. I am not sure how it works for oily skin, but if you’re into dewy skin, then you will probably like this! I bought this before and repurchasing because I need it back in my life. Jaclyn shows you exactly how to use it in this video, if you’d like to check it out. She also suggests some AMAZING products in this video, so definitely a good one to check out. I purchased the travel size for this. As I mentioned above, great way to try out products, but also save some money for the moment. I’m sure looking at how much product is in each size, you’d save money buying the full size, but if you don’t want to blow all your money at once, then travel size is the way to go!

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate

This is my third bottle I have purchased of this. It’s one of the easiest exfoliators and leaves your skin feeling so smooth. All you have to do is put it on your skin in the shower, which works great with the steam, and leave it on for about 2 minutes (less if you have sensitive skin) and wipe it off. If you are a busy gal like me, then you will be all for this!

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Cake by the Ocean

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish

This is my second one from her collection. I was so shocked at how beautiful this is. It says it is a great alternative for a gel manicure and I really think so, too. It, of course, doesn’t last as long as a gel manicure, but it sure does get pretty close. It also does have almost the same appearance as if you got one. I love this because in the long run you can save so much money. This is more expensive than most nail polishes, but trust me, it’s worth it!

That is all from my haul! Did you guys purchase anything from this sale? Is there anything you would like me to try out? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading. 🙂

xx, Ozzy

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Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.” – Unknown

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Women Empowerment Playlist

Women Empowerment Spotify Playlist

Hey guys!

I know I’ve been a bit MIA for a little now and just had a lot happen all at once and it’s been tough trying to juggle so much at once. I’m hoping to be a little more consistent going forward and I want to really get to know you guys as well!

The last two weeks have been a bit tough for me and anxiety was at its peak. The things that have gotten me through it is this playlist I am sharing with you today and meditating. I feel a whole lot better and hoping to share more with you guys going forward. 🙂 I think life’s all about learning to rest and to keep going toward your goals every day; even if it’s at small little steps at a time!

I’ve been jamming to these with so much happiness lately and I hope it brings you the same amount of happiness, encouragement and allows you to see how strong and what a badass you are. 🙂

I love listening to these songs at the gym or any moment I need to lift my spirits. It allows me to have a great mindset and brighten my day.

I think it’s important to do what makes you happy each day, no matter how small or big the action is.

Anyways, hope these uplifts your mood and allow your inner badass to shine!

Women Empowerment Spotify Playlist:

  1. Superwoman – Alicia Keys
  2. Stronger – Mandisa
  3. Female – Keith Urban
  4. Power – Little Mix
  5. Bo$$ – Fifth Harmony
  6. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
  7. F**kin Perfect – P!nk
  8. Thunder – Leona Lewis
  9. Wings – Little Mix
  10. Who Says – Selena Gomez
  11. Girl On Fire – Inferno Version – Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj
  12. Salute – Little Mix
  13. Run the World (Girls) – Beyoncé
  14. Survivor – Destiny’s Child
  15. Warrior – Demi Lovato
  16. Diva – Beyoncé

Let me know what you guys listen to empower yourself. Would love to know 🙂

Until next time,

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“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” – Walt Disney

Two Books I've Read In March

Two Books I’ve Read In March | Review

If you haven’t guessed by now, I am really into self-help books. It seems those are the only books I can read until the end. I have so many finance books…that are all half read…

This month’s books were both self-help and both had concepts of spirituality embedded in them. One of them, not as much as the other, and little more on the comical side of things.

I’m sure you guys have heard of Jen Sincero and read her book; You Are a Badass. This month, I read her sequel called I am a Badass at Making Money. If you haven’t read her original one, I highly recommend it. I always go back to it and re-listen to it, whenever I feel like I need a boost of motivation in my life. I also bought this month’s book on audible, which for me is great to re-listen to whenever I am cooking or at work or working on my blog. That’s what I love about audible, you can re-listen to any book whenever you want to ensure the points of the book really get carved in your brain.

The other book I read has officially become one of my favorite books of all time. It’s called Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell. It’s fighting for first place with The Alchemist. Both talk about the Universe having your back, well as all of the books I’ve read do, but in different ways.

Two Books I've read in march

I read both books at the same time this month as one was an audio book and the other was a hard copy. Which was in a way amazing to be able to embed the whole law of attraction/Universe principles in my brain.

Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell

This book is written so beautifully. It’s written different than most books in that it’s almost written like a poem. There are some pages that are motivational sayings or just quotes. I absolutely loved it. I think Rebecca did it on purpose to have it have meaning to you at a point in time that you needed to hear those words. I was a little weary about this book when I first started reading because Rebecca believes in reincarnation and it’s not something I believe in as of now, so I decided to just ignore that or in other words, respect other people’s views. Once I got passed that, I was able to enjoy the book. She doesn’t talk about it too much to make the book un-relatable for someone like me who doesn’t have the same belief. I’ve left so many little sticky notes in this book to be able to go back to and re-read. I’ve also learned so many practices related to mindfulness and meditations.

This book is, in the same breath, a book on self-help, self-confidence and spirituality. The books message is to follow your heart and to do what lights you up. In doing what lights you up, you give a chance to light up the world and allow others to have courage to light themselves up, too. This book is about believing in yourself, to taking out your ego and fear in what you do, and to follow your purpose in this lifetime. It’s about trusting that the Universe has your back, but also to put in the work. It’s also about trusting your gifts and that you have a voice that needs to be heard and have gifts that others are waiting to receive. It’s a beautiful book and has easily become one of my top 5 favorite books.

You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

I love Jen Sincero’s humor with her self-help books. She takes the subject and makes it light for readers. If you haven’t read You Are a Badass, I would highly recommend that first. This book is also, in some way, has spiritual side to it. She talks about Law of attraction, God and believing in a higher power or the Universe, which has your best intentions in this world. She talks about how to change your mindset around money and how many of us don’t think that we deserve it and how we can change that thought. She also puts into perspective why money is important and how it can be easily achievable (with hard work), if you put her concepts into action. She, herself was poor, had bad connotations with money until she was about 40, which is nice to hear because it means we can all still pick ourselves up and live a more meaningful live with the help of money. This is also on my audible app, and I’m excited to listen to it whenever I feel that I need to hear the concepts again. She really makes you think about the concepts by asking you questions and sharing what you can do to really understand why you need money in your life and how it would benefit you. Sometimes all it takes to understand ourselves is to put it in writing.

Two Books I've Read In March

I love that both books I read this month had spirituality concepts in them and if that’s your thing, too, then definitely give both of these books a try!

Photo Cred: Michelle Tan

Until next time,

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“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” – Unknown

Ulta Haul

Spring Ulta Haul | 2018

I gave up buying makeup for lent, so when I was finally allowed in Ulta again, I felt like a kid in a candy store, unsupervised. But really I’m happy to have gone so many days without buying makeup, knowing that I can do that again, and not go overboard buying things I really don’t need.

I’m excited to share the products I’ve bought because I know some of them are amazing, and some I’m excited to try out. As always, if I end up loving any of these, you guys will know in my April Favorites post coming at the end of the month!

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion & Facial Spray

Ulta Haul

Both of these products are the holy-grail from this skin care line and I think if you’ve never tried this brand, these two products should be the first ones to try out. The drying lotion is for any big pimples that may pop up. You would usually wear it at night as it leaves a pink mark on your skin. It really reduces the pimple a lot faster than it would’ve otherwise. The facial spray is one that I tried a few months ago and quickly fell in love. I had to restock because I went through it so fast! It is made with aloe, herbs and rosewater which to me smell amazing and so refreshing. This is to hydrate and refresh. It’s great for people who travel often as traveling can leave your skin dehydrated. I love this little set I got because you can also bring it to the airport with no problem.

St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

Ulta Haul

A few months ago, I tried St. Tropez for the first time and quickly fell in love. I tried the same product as this one, but the lotion version. I love how naturally tan it makes you look without any streaks and it’s super easy to use! I have the glove, which is the game-changer and highly recommend you use it with the glove. So many people asked me if I went on vacation after using it because my tan looked so natural. I wanted to try the mousse version as well and since this is travel size, I thought it’d be great to bring to the gym. I know many people choose the mousse version vs lotion, but I had no problem with the lotion and plus you get more product out of it!

Essence essence I Love Extreme Volume MascaraMascara & essence Superlast Eyeliner Matte BlackEyeliner

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A couple of months ago, I purchased an essence mascara for the first time and I was super excited about how much I loved it because they are as affordable as drug store can get! I know the mascara will be great, but we’ll see how the eye liner will work. It was buy one get 50% off, so I decided to get this as well. I needed a new liquid eyeliner and if this beats the Stila one I use, then I rather save my money!

L’Oréal Colour Riche Shine in Sparkling Rose 908

Ulta Haul

I am sooo excited for this one! I’ve already tried it and I’m in love! This is fairly new, a few weeks to be exact, and I was so excited to get my hands on these because the packaging really got to me, but also I was excited that it is something you can wear everyday. This color especially is a wearable color as it is a neutral pinkish/peach color. It feels hydrating and it gives you such a nice color to your face. These lipsticks feel you can wear any shade you want everyday without it looking harsh or too intense!

It Cosmetics Conceal and All-Over Foundation Brush

Ulta Haul

I’ve been seeing this all over YouTube and thought it was a great brush! It’s two in one, which I think would be great for travelling. One side is for foundation and the other is for concealer. This is great for me because I know I will be getting a good use out of it bringing it to the gym. This brand has some of the most amazing brushes, so I know I won’t be disappointed.

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil

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I’ve heard so many great things about this and know that this is a great brand. I recently colored my hair and need protection for my hair, especially since I wash my hair at the gym and need to blow dry it. This product promises to de-frizz, detangle, soften, silken and protects against heat/UV damage.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum

Ulta Haul

This is a ride-or-die product to so many people and I thought it was time for me to find out why. I bought a travel size just to try out, and if it’s as magical as everyone says it is then I will definitely repurchase and let you guys know. This product promises to significantly reduce major signs of visible aging. I noticed in the ingredients list that there are some peptide ingredients, which is a good sign as peptides are great for anti-aging.

EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleaning Cloths

Ulta Haul

Who else hates cleaning their makeup brushes? It is one of my least favorite things to do. I have never tried this, but thought it was a great idea. You can quickly clean your brushes right after you use it. It’s the same thing as a makeup remover cloth but for your brushes. I will keep you guys updated to let you know if actually works in my April favorites.

We have come to an end with my haul! I’m excited to try all of these products, which are mostly all new to me. And as always, anything I love will be fully reviewed at the end of the month!

All the best,

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“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama