Hi, dolls! I hope y’all had a fabulous week and are taking it easy this weekend in preparation of the holidays. For us bloggers, it’s one of the busiest weeks of the whole year. And to add to that, Jeremy and I will be having two Thanksgivings (one with each side of the family), plus some of our best friends are getting married! Phew! So I’m looking beyond forward to a week with family and friends 🙂
BUT, I wanted to chit chat about a few things with y’all today because there’s a ton of fun stuff going on. Most importantly, the Sephora sale is open up to EVERYONE today and you DO NOT want to miss it. All Sephora Beauty Insiders get 15% off online & in store w/the code BIBONUS. Additionally, Sephora has extended the Rouge and VIB members 20% off through the weekend so they can get 20% off with the code ENJOY.
Luckily, if you are not a Beauty Insider member yet, you can join now in store or online by signing up HERE. Do it this weekend and you will get 15% off your purchase, plus other amazing benefits. Check out what I ordered from the sale HERE.
Also, I have THREE gift guides posted now and will continue to add more over the next week. Currently, there’s one for the influencer, for the beauty guru, and for cozy pajamas. I hope y’all find them helpful, because they were so fun to create! And you’ll have to check back here on Thanksgiving for a master list of all the best sales. I have gotten some insider info ahead of time and I AM SO EXCITED. They’re good, y’all.
And before I leave, I (obviously) have to chat about this look because a striped sweater, midi skirt, and elevated sneakers is my new favorite combo. I love how it feels casual, but still looks pulled together. I have actually been trying to talk myself off a ledge of investing in a pair of Golden Goose sneakers because I die for the leopard pair, but they are INSANELY expensive. What are y’all’s thoughts on them?
As it begins to cool down outside, my dry skin practically begs for extra hydration. I have transitioned to my Fall/Winter oils and creams, but I don’t stop there! While I typically reach for a setting spray that locks my makeup into place, once Winter rolls around, I need more. So I have made the swap to Olay Mist Ultimate Hydration Essences and wanted to break down how and why I’ve incorporated them.
Facial mists have always been a vital step in my makeup routine. I bake my undereyes and carve my contour out with powder products, so it’s ESSENTIAL that I spritz with a hydrating spray in order for everything to melt into the skin and leave a natural finish. But even with the perfect makeup application, my skin loses moisture throughout the day. To make matters worse, like hairspray many setting sprays contain alcohol to facilitate their staying power which can further strip your skin.
Luckily, America’s favorite skincare brand Olay, launched their brand-spanking-new Olay Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence. I have been using both the Energizing and Calming formulas and they each have become unique and necessary steps in my routine. After cleansing my skin and before my makeup application, I spritz Olay’s Calming Mist to tone down any redness and inflammation I may have. It’s chock full of aloe leaf and chamomile which soothe my tight Winter skin and fortify its moisture barrier.
I keep the Olay Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence Energizing Spray in my purse to refresh my makeup or boost my skin’s hydration throughout the day. This is especially important to have on hand when I’m traveling because the air in planes tends to leave my skin tight and dull. Olay’s Energizing Mist contains vitamin C and bergamot that instantly wake your skin up and increase hydration by 60% for glowing, dewy skin. An added bonus is that it smells amazing! I did a little research and it looks like Target is the best place to purchase these mists (like you needed another reason to go). They’re only $10 and you can click HERE to shop them. Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried these yet!
Thank you to Olay for sponsoring this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
I hope y’all had a great weekend! I just got back from spending a few days in Atlanta with my family and shooting a ton of looks with my love, Viva Lux Photography. I wish y’all could have seen us – we did TEN looks in Piedmont Park, carrying all of them with us, and I changed in a little pop-up tent that’s meant to pee in discretely when you’re camping. Bless. I have a PACKED week ahead and it’s the last race of the NASCAR season, which means the holiday season really is fast approaching.
Is anyone else planning their Thanksgiving looks? It’s NEXT WEEK, good lawd! We’ll be celebrating two Thanksgivings this year (PLUS a rehearsal dinner) so I have been brainstorming some cozy and comfortable looks for the occasions. I like to look pulled together but still want to wear something stretchy, so thank goodness for faux leather leggings. And what better to style them than by combining my two favorite trends of Fall – leopard and hot pink. I am so in love with this pink turtleneck sweater. It runs true to size, I’m wearing a size medium, and is currently 30% off with code GMJOY30.
If you change straight into PJs after Thanksgiving dinner, be sure to check out my first Holiday Gift Guide featuring the most adorable loungewear. I totally ordered that leopard fleece set and am also planning on getting that $32 Hermes blanket dupe from Amazon! Stay tuned for a ton more gift guides launching in the next week.