Two Months With Bioclarity


I like to think I'm rather picky about my sponsored posts. In my 5 years of blogging, I can count the number of sponsorships I've accepted with both hands. Usually, I only work with brands that I've tried and tested and enjoyed beforehand. But things are a little different with this post as it's sponsored by a brand that I tried for the first time, for this post!

The first time Bioclarity reached out to me I had to pass, mostly because I already had a full content calendar. But the second time they reached out I decided to say yes. Partly because some of my favorite bloggers have worked with them in the past (Jenn, Cindy, and Camilla to name a few.) And partly because their prompt was simple: try their one month kit and share my honest thoughts on the products. So here we are.

Because of my personal testing schedule, it took me about 2.5 months to get around to testing all three of their products.

A quick intro to Bioclarity: they're a relatively new skincare brand that offers a three-step skincare routine for acne prone skin. A cleanser, a treatment gel, and a moisturizer. They're sold as a set that you can purchase via a monthly subscription. Personally, I think the products would definitely last longer than a month, but perhaps if you're generously using everything 2x a day they'll go faster.

They're also cruelty-free, vegan, and made in the USA!

If you are interested in giving their system a go, they were kind enough to give me a 50% off code for a one month supply-- code "SHARM". I don't make any commission if you choose to use it 😇

Bye, Bye Trash


I wasn't planning on sharing an empties post today, but after taking a second look at my editorial calendar I realized if I didn't share one today, I would get around to sharing one until the new year when all the holiday post madness is over. And I'm not sure I have the patience to keep the pile of trash for that long so here we are!

I was going to say I didn't have many empties for the last month and a half, but after writing this post I gotta say I was wrong. I finished a lot more than I thought I did! Even though I don't have a strict project pan list going at the moment, I'm still trying to focus on finishing up older products so that I can move onto new pretties 😇

As always, my empties are split into three categories: definitely repurchase, maybe repurchase, and will not repurchase.

What the hecking heck did I buy at the Sephora VIB Sale


I bounce back and forth on whether haul posts are really useful or not. Alas, I haven't published one in a while so I decided to go for it because even if they aren't the most helpful, they are fun! Plus I had so much build-up with my wish list and anti-haul posts.

Compared to last year's haul, I was very, very good. Of course this year Sephora split the sale into two weekends of VIB Rouge so there are a few things I might pick up this weekend-- I'll share those at the end of the post.

My Top of the Top, Best of the Best Sephora Picks


Writing a top recommendations post for Sephora is next to impossible. It's the mecca of the beauty world so naturally, the options are endless. A recommendations post could include dozens of products worth thousands of dollars. On top of that, I'm tired of reading and writing Sephora sale posts (...even though the second round of the sale hasn't even started yet.) So instead of writing up an exhaustive Sephora recommendations post, I decided to pick 15 of my favorite products from totally arbitrary categories.

These are all products I would 100% repurchase if I lost/ finished up!

P.s the photo really has nothing to do with the post 🙈 These were all products that were already on my desk in the 5 minute time frame I had to take a quick photo for this post.

4 Tips for Narrowing Down Your Sephora Wishlist + My VIB Sale Wishlist


Last week I took my Sephora sale wish list to the chopping block and whipped up a Sephora VIB sale anti-haul of products I really wanted, but ultimately won't purchase. And while that significantly cut down my wish list, there's still way too much on it.

I'm the kind of person that likes buying a thing or two here and there. Huge, ginormous hauls costing hundreds of dollars aren't my jam and make me anxious. My budget this year is extra small because I've decided I would like to buy a new camera + tripod within the next few months.

ANYWAYS, here are 4 tips on how to help narrow down your own wish list. And since people on my Instagram stories poll were also interested in seeing what's on my personal wish list, those are featured in the second half of the post. Feel free to talk me in or out of any of the products 😉

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