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April 21, 2020

Moody Picks: The Sephora Spring Savings Event

The Sephora's Spring Savings Event is currently underway for Rouge and VIB members only right now and the sale will go LIVE to Beauty Insiders starting Thursday. In order to take advantage of the sale, you need to be a member of the Sephora Beauty Insider community.  All you have to do is fill out the form and SIGN UP FOR FREE HERE to get all of the perks. As a Beauty Insider you'll get points for free products, free samples and you'll get exclusive discounts during sales like the Spring Savings Event.  

SEPHORA SALE DETAILS: The sale officially started on Friday, 04/17 and runs through to Friday, 05/01 with the code: SPRINGSAVE

Here's the sale breakdown:

ROUGE MEMBERS - Rouge member will receive 20% off their purchase from 04/17 to 05/01

VIB MEMBERS - VIB members will receive 15% off their purchase from 04/21 to 04/29

BEAUTY INSIDER - Insider members will receive 10% off their purchase from 04/23 to 04/27

I'm currently a VIB member, so I finally get to shop today and I already have a few items in my cart.  Since the sale only happens a couples times a year, I usually restock my favorite items or try out some new must-have products that others constantly talk about.  Below is a quick list of my favorite beauty buys and top sellers that might be worth checking out.

Have you shopped the Sephora sale yet or do you plan to buy anything during the sale? If you shop the sale, tag me in your stories.  I would love to see what you get.

WHAT I'M BUYING

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil // I've been using this oil for a couple of years now an my skin has never felt better.  I use it in both my morning and evening skincare routine. And it doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy or oily. 

Tatcha - The Kissu Lip Mask // I've been using the Lineage - Lip Sleeping Mask for a little over a year and I really love it.  However, I've heard equally good things about this one too, so I figured I would give it a try.  I'm really interested to see which one works better for me. 

Tatcha - The Water Cream // This moisturizer is on my list only because they are offering a limited-edition version at a special price. I've heard fantastic reviews about this one too.  

NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer // I'm running low on my favorite concealer, so this will be added to the cart today.  This concealer is perfect for any skin type.  It covers up dark spots and under the eyes without drying out the skin.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer: Double Take Duo // This limited edition set comes with two full sized gloss bombs. I've wanted to try her gloss bomb, but just never bought one before. So this deal is great since you're getting 2 for the price of one. 






PAMPER AT HOME FAVORITES

Drunk Elephant - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial // This is my favorite exfoliator for baby soft skin.  Just apply this mini-facial to clean, dry skin for 20 minutes. You'll feel a little tingling sensation, but that just means the chemicals are working to remove the dead skin.  You'll be amazed at how soft your skin feels afterwards.

Beauty Bio - GloPRO Microneedling Facial Regeneration Tool // This is another beauty must have that's worth the splurge if you're craving a little spa treatment at home.  I've had my GloPro for about a year now and my skin feels amazing.  I've seen a difference in the texture of my skin and my skin feels plump after each use.  I also noticed that my skin absorbs my skincare products a lot easier than before.  

Wander Beauty - Baggage Claim Gold Eye Mask // The reviews for these eye masks are pretty good.  I've never tried this brand, but I've always been curious. If you've tried this out, then let me know what you think. 

Yves Saint LaurentMon Paris Couture Eau de Parfum // I brought this travel size of this perfume, just to try it out before committing to a large bottle and I'm hooked. This perfume has notes of grapefruit and roses, making it the perfect pick if you like fruit fragrances. 

Slip - Silk Pillowcase // This pillowcase is definitely a splurge, but it's worth it.  This pillowcase is luxurious and soft and doesn't leave sleep creases on your face. This would make a nice gift for Mother's Day or as a graduation gift. 






SKINCARE FAVORITES

Drunk Elephant - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum // Vitamin C is an absolute must have in any skincare routine and Drunk Elephant has created one of the best versions in C-Firma.  The vitamin C serum firms and brightens the look and feel of your skin while minimizing the signs of aging. I use this one daily as part of my morning skincare routine.  I usually mix it with the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Serum and the Murula Oil. 


Drunk Elephant - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum // This serum adds extra hydration to your skin that you didn't know you needed without clogging your pores. It has a lightweight gel texture that is perfect for layering under a moisturizer and sunscreen. 


Sunday Riley - Good Genes // This is a chemical exfoliant for your face where you can see a difference almost immediately.  The lactic acid is working overtime to remove the dead skin cells without  irritating your skin.  Every time I use this product my skin looks more vibrant and it feels more plump and firm.  

Sunday Riley - Luna Sleeping Night Oil // This oil contains an advanced retinol complex, that visibly reduces lines and wrinkles, while correcting damage by the sun, time and exposure. I wanted to try out this product for a while now and finally pulled the trigger out last year with the smaller bottle.  I definitely saw smaller pores and smoother skin while using this product and would buy this one again.   






MAKEUP FAVORITES
Laura Mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder // After I put on my foundation, I usually use a  little setting powder to create a flawless finish. This setting powder is light enough for the whole face and it's perfect under my eyes over my counselor.

IT Cosmetics - Superhero Volumizing Mascara // I've been using this mascara for almost a year now and I'm hooked. It doesn't leave a clumpy mess and it's great for lengthening

NARS - Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil // This Bahama - Pink Brown color is perfect for spring and it's velvety texture won't leave your lips feeling super dry.  I bought a few of these during one of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sales and I really liked how the pencils felt on my lips. 

Urban Decay - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray // This is the only setting spray that I use to keep my makeup in place. It's definitely a must have item to add to any makeup kit. 

Becca - Under Eye Brightening Corrector // I have really dark circles under my eyes and this brightening corrector helps me out tremendously.  I usually combine the corrector with my concealor and it's the perfect fit. 

April 10, 2020

Moody Girl Eats: 12-Minute Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts & Bacon



I can't believe that it has literally been years since I've posted any recipes on my blog.  You may not know this, but actually I really enjoy cooking; however, my current job requires me to travel so much that I'm hardly home to cook up any thing good.  But ever since the Florida governor executed the coronovirus stay at home order, I've been cooking like a mad woman.  I've tested out a few new recipes already over the past few weeks and I've whipped up some of my old favorites. My new air fryer has been a total game changer for adding a little flexibility to some of my meals, especially roasted vegetables. I love that I don't have to wait 10 minutes for the oven to preheat and I don't have to wait a long time to eat them like I did in the past.  Anyways, here is a quick recipe that I used to make my air fryer brussels sprouts last week.  These make the perfect side or base when you're watching your carb intake. 

12-Minute Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
4 - 5 slices bacon, cut into pieces
2 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine and coat brussels sprouts evenly. Transfer brussels sprouts to air fryer basket.

Turn air fryer on to 400 F and cook for 12 minutes, until brussels sprouts are cooked through and golden brown on the edges.

*quick note: check in on the brussels sprouts every 5 minutes and stir to make sure that it cooks evenly and that they don't burn.

**If you don't have an air fryer, then you can roast them in the oven like normal.




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