Sephora Chicago Grand Opening Event

  Beauty

Sephora Chicago Grand Opening Event

Being able to attend events is always a lot of fun, but when I was invited to an invite-only event with Sephora I squealed with excited — literally! The Grand Opening, which marks Sephora’s 400th store, event took place on August 25th, the day before the store would officially open to the public. The 10,040 square foot Michigan Avenue street-level store is much larger (one of the largest in the district), has more brands, and some amazing features that will drive many people into the new store. Even me, and I live around 60 miles west of the city!
Viseart Theory Palette in Cashmere

  Beauty

Viseart Theory Palette in Cashmere

If you’re looking to get your hands on a high quality palette without spending a lot, you may want to pay a visit to Sephora. Viseart is a popular brand where many makeup artists and enthusiasts are raving about the eye shadows. While the quality and size is there, the price is a little steep for many people. I mention the size since you’re getting a lot more shadow than you do with other brands. The brand now has a smaller, more affordable palette called the Theory Palette.
Create Your Own Anastasia Eye Shadow Palette

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Create Your Own Anastasia Eye Shadow Palette

I love being able to create my own eye shadow palette. I never really buy the larger palettes since there’s also several colors that I just don’t and wouldn’t use. While the palette is a great price, when you don’t use two to four shadows, it makes it not worth spending the money on. Because of that I don’t typically buy palettes that I can’t create my own using a brand’s single shadow pans. This is why I jumped at the chance to create a 4-pan palette using Anastasia shadows.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

When it comes to makeup I always enjoy trying new products and brands. When Charlotte Tilbury released her new Magic Foundation my ears perked up… magic? What kind of magic is in this foundation? Yes, I realize there’s no magic to foundation, but the name caught my eye and I knew I had to try it out.
Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Wet / Dry Foundation

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Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Wet / Dry Foundation

Finding the right foundation can be a bit tricky. It doesn’t help that there are so many types of foundations out there and each one is suited more towards a specific skin type. I’ve returned, sold, and gave away many different foundations because they just weren’t right. For being a member of Brand Backer I recently had the opportunity to test out the Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Wet and Dry Foundation.
Enjoying a Relaxing Sunday Outside

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Enjoying a Relaxing Sunday Outside

Between my full-time job, freelance writing, my daily blog, and Etsy shop, things can get a bit hectic. Sometimes when the weekend rolls around I just want to clean, take photos for my blog, watch a movie or catch up on TV, and just stay in and relax. I’m hustling all week that I just want to be lazy on the weekend. This weekend was a bit different, it was relaxing, but spent riding around a nice area, shopping, checking out a famous house, and dipping my feet into Lake Michigan.