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April 2023

Products You Need From The Sephora Savings Event

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Products You Need From The Sephora Savings Event

It’s one of the best beauty sales of the year, the Sephora Spring Savings Event! Since I’m a Rouge member, this is when I stock up on my favorite beauty essentials because they’re 20% off. Even if you’re at the VIB or Insider level getting 10-15% off your favorite beauty items at Sephora is a great sale. This post has everything for you: the essential items I’m stocking up on, the new items I’m trying this spring since they’re on sale, and my top Sephora products in every category. Use this post as your guide to the Sephora Spring Savings Event!

Sephora Spring Saving Discount Dates

Here are the dates, the promo code, and the information you need to know about Sephora’s Spring Savings Event, whether you’re a Rouge member, VIB, or a Sephora Insider.

ROUGE // 4.01 – 4.11 // 20% off

VIB // 4.05 – 4.11 // 15% off

INSIDER // 4.07 – 4.11 // 10% off

Use code SAVESPRING. You can use this code more than once, so keep shopping the Sephora Spring Sale as many times as you need while still saving.


Sephora Sale

Beauty Items:

Nars Radiant Tinted Moisturizer // Giorgio Armani Perfect Glow Foundation // Milk Makeup Contour Stick // Hourglass Ambient Blush // Saint Jane Longwear Lip Shine // Ilia Bronzer Powder // Tom Ford Soleil Blanc // La Mer Foundation // Westman Atelier Cream Highlighter Stick // Tower 28 Mascara // Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick // Kush Fiber Eyebrow Gel //

Now is the perfect time to try all of the new items you’ve wanted! I made sure to snag the La Mer Foundation and the Westman Atelier Cream Highlighter Stick to try out. Both are popular items that are sure to go quickly!

For my tried and true items, I had to stock up on the Saint Jane Longwear Lip Shine and Tom Ford Soleil Blanc. The lip shine is the perfect lip oil with vitamin C. It is one of my go-to’s, especially in the summertime. You can’t go wrong with the Tom Ford glimmering body oil. Who doesn’t want glowy and glimmery skin?


Sephora Sale

Skincare Items:

Abeille Royale Anti-Aging Double R Advanced Serum // Saint Jane Hydrabloom Body Silk // Dr. Zenovia Peptide & Ceramide Moisturizer // Foreo Cleansing & Massaging Device // Dr. Zenovia Clear Complexion // Saint Jane Luxury Pore Smoothing Sunscreen // StriVectin Tightening Neck Serum // La Mer Treatment Lotion // Clarins Double Serum Firming & Smoothing Anti-Aging Concentrate // Augustinus Bader Face Moisturizer //

As I have gotten older, I have realized the importance of buying quality skincare. Often times quality skincare comes with a higher price, so sales are the perfect time to stock up!

Many of the products above are in my regular rotation, but there are a few that I specifically want to highlight. Starting with the Abeille Royale Anti-Aging Double R Advanced Serum. It is a serum with advanced radiance and lifting effect technology that targets visible signs of aging. It contains royal jelly, which is known for its anti-aging properties.

The Foreo Cleansing & Massaging Device is a great daily tool to clear your face of dirt and oils.

We all know the importance of sunscreen, and it is essential to find a quality one! One of my favorites is the Saint Jane Luxury Pore Smoothing Sunscreen.

Another thing I have learned is the importance of neck skincare. It is often part of the body that shows signs of aging the fastest. For this reason, I love the StriVectin Tightening Neck Serum.

Last but not least, the Clarins Double Serum Firming & Smoothing Anti-Aging Concentrate. It is a two-in-one formula with 21 potent plant extracts, including turmeric, for visibly smoother, firmer, more radiant skin.


Sephora Sale

Haircare & Styling Items:

The Morning After Shower Cap // Caviar Anti-Aging Shampoo // Caviar Anti-Aging Conditioner // Dry Bar Round Blow Dryer Brush // Drybar Wand // Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer //

You can’t finish your beauty routine without a little love for your hair. All of the products above are staples you can’t go wrong with!

A daily staple for me is The Morning After Shower Cap. It is perfect for helping go longer in-between hair washes. 

As important as it is to care for your skin, we need to pay the same attention to our hair! Caviar is a fantastic brand that uses caviar (a very creative brand name, lol) to nourish and hydrate your scalp/hair.

Can’t make it to Drybar? You can’t go wrong with the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and Dry Bar Styling tools! The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is a splurge but an excellent investment for the health of your hair.

xx Tammy

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Recent Amazon Purchases

My Recent Amazon Purchases

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Recent Amazon Purchases

Romper // Wedges // Bag

My Recent Amazon Purchases

No matter how hard I try to avoid that “add to cart” button on Amazon, it always seems to find its way to me! Amazon is always one of my go-to places for affordable fashion finds and items that I need quickly. With a running line of them, here are my most recent Amazon purchases!

Fashion Finds

Recent Amazon Purchases

Necklace // Bodysuit // Jeans // Heels

This Amazon bodysuit is so flattering! It has the perfect sculpting features, and you can’t go wrong with a neutral bodysuit. This one perfectly layers under clothing and is thick enough to wear by itself as well.

Recent Amazon Purchases

Pullover // Jeans // Sneakers

Amazon is a one-stop shop for many things, including some great activewear! This pullover is a Lululemon look for less and is so comfy! I love this blue color for spring.

Recent Amazon Purchases

Romper // Wedges // Bag

Looking for a good summer romper? This one is chic and flattering! Rompers are a great option for summer events. I especially love to style them in the evening when going out. The one-shoulder provides the perfect cut while still providing support.

Other Recent Purchases:


xx Tammy

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The Best Self Tanning Products

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The Best Self-Tanning Products

There is just something about having a nice tan that can make you feel like a million bucks! Gone are when you had to rub oil on yourself outside in the heat or lay in a tanning bed to get a nice tan. If you are new to the self-tanning process, it can be overwhelming. For starters, there are so many products to choose from, and many of them can leave you with streaks or an overly tan color. Then, there’s the actual application of the self-tanner and how to apply it correctly. To help make the process easier, I’m sharing my self-tanning routine and favorite tanning products.

My Self-Tanning Routine

Self Tan Routine

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I usually self-tan once a week. It usually lasts about a week, but the first few days are the best! My favorite self-tanning products are the Clarin Radiance Glow Booster, Couskincare Face Tanning Serum, +Lux Unfiltered Tanning Mousse, and the +Lux Unfiltered Gradual Lotion.

The +Lux Unfilted Tanning Mouse is non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free. It contains sunflower extract, jojoba seed extract, papaya extract, cocoa seed extract, and hyaluronic acid; N°36 will evenly tan your body while infusing your skin with the hydration it craves. Color will start developing within 2 hours and continue growing for 8 hours.

For the +Lux Unfiltered Gradual Lotion, I get the shade Santal. It is infused with shea butter, cocoa butter, squalane, avocado oil, and passion fruit oil, and this gradual self-tanner will leave your skin dewy and bronze. You put it on just like a lotion (with your hands), leave it on for 8 hours, rinse off, and you’re good to go! 

The CouSkincare Face Tanning Serum has ingredients like Raspberry Seed Oil, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin A & E. This tanning serum hydrates, tightens, and strengthens the skin while giving you a luminous glow. This gradual tanner can be built up daily or just used for special occasions. It goes on transparent (does not have a color guide), so pigment will not transfer to your clothes or sheets. It can be used on bare skin or integrated into your makeup routine.

Last but not least, the Clarin Radiance Glow Booster. These are easy-to-apply self-tanning drops for the face—formulated with 99% ingredients of natural origin—that delivers an even, long-lasting tan 365 days a year. A concentrated formula that builds in intensity with every drop, so you control the glow—from sun-touched to deep bronze. Formulated with our exclusive Self Tan Complex of DHA + Erythrulose, two 100% naturally sourced plant sugars that produce a natural-looking tanned appearance on the skin’s surface with even, long-lasting results. You’re golden with 2-3 tanning drops mixed with any face moisturizer!

Step 1. Exfoliate & Shave

Self Tan Routine

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The best self-tan starts in preparation. To get a completely even color, you should always exfoliate and shave the day before you self-tan. Self-tanner applies best and stays on longer when the skin has been exfoliated. From experience, I have learned that when you self-tan too soon after you exfoliate and shave, the formula fills your pours and can leave dark spots, especially on your legs.

I love using this exfoliating mitt and body wash to ensure and get everything off.

After exfoliating in the shower, I get out and moisturize well. I pay extra attention to the spots that tend to get dry. Those spots typically consist of my elbows, back of knees, hands, feet, etc.

Step 2. Apply The Self-Tanner

I will apply the self-tanner the following day or several hours after I take my prep shower. As I listed above, I have a few different go-to’s, but I gravel-towards +Lux Unfilted Tanning Mouse most often for my body.

For application, I spray the mousse onto my tanning mitt and work up my body, starting at my legs. I go in an upward motion to make sure there are no streaks or splotches. After that, I do my mid-section and my arms. I often have my husband do my back or use this self-tanning back applicator. After my body is done, I will use what is left on my mitt and go over my hands and feet. I scrunch my hands to make a claw position and get every crevice. It’s essential to wipe the palms of your hands off after you are finished with your application. If self-tanner gets on your palms, they can end up looking splotchy.

I will use the CouSkincare Face Tanning Serum or Clarin Glow Glow Booster for my face. For the CouSkincare Tanning Serum, you apply a few pumps directly on your face and gently rub them in. For the Clarin Radiance Glow Booster, mix a few drops with your moisturizer and use it on your face.

Step 3. Let The Self-Tanner Develop

Self Tan Routine

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I always try to apply spray tanner at night and let it dry overnight.

After you finish self-tanning, wearing oversized, baggy clothes is crucial, as you don’t want to wear anything that will rub up against your skin or leave marks. Ensure your clothing is not too heavy, as you don’t want to sweat, causing the self-tanner to run or streak. I also try to wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt to avoid staining my bed sheets overnight.

If you are going to tan during the day, it is still important to wear loose-fitting clothing. If you wear a bra or leggings, it will more than likely cause your tan to streak and develop splotchy. It is also essential to avoid getting your body wet while your tan develops. Always check the directions on your spray tanner to see how long they recommend you wait until showering.

Step 4. Self-Tanner Rinse

When it’s time to shower after the allotted time, be sure to rinse off gently. When drying off, pat your skin dry, and do not rub it with a towel. Avoid rubbing or using a washcloth, as you don’t want to rub off the self-tanner. It’s ok that some color looks like it is coming off in the shower. Don’t panic; this is only the top layer of the tan.

Step 5. Protecting Your Tan

Self Tan Routine

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To prolong my tan, I apply lotion every day after I rinse off. I will often apply my +Lux Unfiltered Gradual Lotion after I rinse off. This will lock in your color and prolong your tan.

Now go and enjoy your beautiful tan!

xx Tammy

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