Sephora VIB Sale Haul + what you should buy!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Since I've started receiving the Sephora Play subscription I've been super into makeup & skincare. Normally I would only buy a few things from Sephora every now and again. But, now that I get a bonus 50 Sephora points a month through the subscription, so I've been purchasing more (#oops). However, I've been able to boost my status to VIB which brings me to....... the VIB sale going on right now! I picked up a few things today I wanted to share before the sale ends tomorrow (11/15)! 

First up, is this Stila Liquid Eye Shadow Set. These glimmering shadows are going to be perfect for the holidays and NYE. I can't resist my sparkles! I've been eyeing this product for a while so I might as well score it at 20% off! These are currently sold out online, however I found it in my store! Be sure to check the feature on Sephora's app & website to see what is in-stock at stores around you. 

Next up is this Peter Thomas Roth skincare set. I originally wanted the smaller size of the Cloud Cream moisturizer, but my store only had the large size. Then I realized this set was the same price as just the moisturizer! $52 for a moisturizer is really steep for me, but I tried this out in my Sephora Play subscription and I really loved it. It's different then any other moisturizer I've tried before. I'd say it's in between a cream and a gel. It's super unique and I think it makes a difference in my skin! I can't speak for the serum or the cleanser at this point, but they seemed nice when I tried them last night. The Sephora sale is a great time to pick up gift sets like these. Whether they are actual gifts or for yourself! 

Last item I picked up was this Living Proof dry shampoo. I love the Dry Bar dry shampoo as well! But, I thought I would try something different this time. The great thing about the small travel size items, or "minis" as Sephora likes to call them, is that you can try out products with low commitment compared to full sizes. If you've been wanting to try items this is a great time to stock up on all of those minis around the cash wrap. Does anyone else get sucked into those as much as I do? I'm guilty of buying the mini sizes 75% of the time. Anything to save some money right? 

If you are a Sephora Insider be sure to take advantage of the sale until the end of the day! Here are a few other products I recommend picking up that I have loving recently..... 

Two Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Palette: My new daily use palette, love the peach, brown, and pink shades for fall. Plus it smells amazing. 
Skin Laundry Foaming Face Wash: My new go-to face wash, super gentle on my dry skin. 
Two Faced Better then Sex Mascara: Great mascara for length + volume! 
It Cosmetics Mascara: Makes my lashes sooooo long! People ask if I have lash extensions when I have it on. 
Two Faced Born This Way Foundation: Great build-able coverage foundation. I'm shade Swan for reference. 
Tarte Tartelette Tease Mini Palette : My go-to travel palette! 

What did you pick up from the Sephora sale? Let me know in the comments! Do you like beauty/ skincare posts? Let me know what you want to see next! 

Post Grad Girl: Why I haven't been blogging

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hello! Long time, no chat. As you may have noticed if you frequent Sew Cute Style often I haven't been posting new posts for quite some time. Why? Because life happened. Adjusting to post-grad life is kind of crazy. I went from having breaks in my schedule to photograph outfits, write posts, and create new ideas to working full-time, traveling heavily, and adjusting to life after college. You never realize how much time you have in school until you graduate and work for a living! I always thought oh my gosh I have no time to get anything done, now I feel like I have time to get work done, but not necessarily other things I used to enjoy in my life like my blog. 

BUT life is all about making time for what you love. And for me I still love blogging, but I felt like I was posting what people wanted me to post vs. what I am passionate about. So, from now on I'm going to be making posts I enjoy on my schedule. Now, my blog is just something fun I can turn to to be creative. I'm not making a career out of blogging. I'm not trying to make money off of my blog. I simply want to help my friends, family, and readers. Whether that be my Dose of Disney posts sharing my love of Disney, or sharing life post college with my college age audience (gotta shed light on what is to come!). 

The same could be said for my Instagram. People were teasing me or complaining about how often I posted Disney photos or outfits. Well, hate to break it to ya but I freaking love Disney. And that isn't going to change because you tease me about posting about Disney. I've found some amazing people and accounts in the Disney community just by looking in and not creating a full page dedicated to Disney. 

So, I'm taking a similar approach to my Instagram account as my blog. I'm going to post pictures I enjoy and find visually appealing. Whether that be fashion, lifestyle, travel, my friends & family, or Disney. Oddly enough I watched an episode of Black Mirrors and it had the topic of how people are so obsessed with likes (referencing Instagram heavily). It got me thinking, I should just post what I want. If the pictures gets less then a 100 likes, oh well! I enjoy it so I wanna post it. 

Woah woah woah, I'm not trying to vent here. But, I wanted to share a new direction I'm taking my blog and social media platforms, and I encourage you to do the same! Post what you want to post. Don't care about the likes, care about that that picture or tweet makes you happy. That's what matters, not what other people think! 

At the end of the day I want to look back on my blog and Instagram and enjoy all of my posts. And that is exactly what I have been doing recently. So, get excited for more posts in the future from Sew Cute Style! I know I've said that before, but I'm going to work on creating new content that I believe in and that I'm passionate about, that is what matters at the end of the day. 

Have any suggestions for blogposts? Let me know in the comments below! 

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