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Epic Last-Minute Gifts with Sephora inside JCPenney

I must say, I’m an over-achiever when it comes to gift-giving. I’ve always managed to wrap my holiday gift shopping well before the 15thof December. But for you busy-bodies who don’t have enough time to get those gifts scratched off of your shopping list, Sephora inside JCPenney has the absolute best last-minute gifts for you and your favorite beauty lovers. I specifically love these gifts because they don’t require a lot of thought, and the level of excitement you’ll receive when that gift is open is one-of-a-kind! 

Here are a few of my all-time favorite gifts:

For The Glow-Obsessed Girl: 

Sephora inside JCPenney has the best mini sets, like the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set. At just over 20 dollars, you’ll receive the biggest bang for your buck with the must-have set of Fenty’s most coveted highlight featuring the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Hu$tla Baby and the Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow. This gift will have you as the life of any holiday and New Year’s party!

For The Skin-Focused Girl:

There’s no way to have a perfect pout without nurturing those puckered lips. BITE Beauty Sweet Treats Agave Lip Care Set will set the standard for your holiday lip sleigh (slay). It’s Champagne scented kit includes a lip scrub, mask, and balm to ensure moisturized lips all season long. 

For The Lippie Queen:

You can’t welcome the holidays without fabulous lip colors! What beauty queen wouldn’t want a set of Sephora Collection Lip Potions Mini Cream Lip Stains. In colors like Crimson Crush, Always Red, Pink Tea, and Sweet Raspberry,there’s a color to match your every mood. 

For Your Beauty Splurge: 

I’ve always loved splurging on beauty products but never really enjoyed putting out the extra cash. I’m sure there are other beauty queens that feel the same way as I do. That’s an even better reason to splurge on your special someone and gift them with bareMinerals’ Stardust EditionDeluxe Mineral Veil Finishing Powder. It’s feather-like soft consistency leaves your makeup and skin feeling like it was airbrushed on. It’s light-weight consistency makes every day wear enjoyable. A girl can only dream of having a flawless finish like Stardust! 

The best part of this is, every single gift except the splurge gift of the bareMinerals Stardust Deluxe Mineral Veil finishing powder is under $25! It’s a perfect way to gift your favorite co-worker, your in-law, or even a stocking stuffer for your beauty-loving sister! If you’re looking to find a Sephora inside JCPenney, use our location tracker HERE.

This post was made in collaboration with Sephora inside JCPenney, all thoughts and opinions are my own. #SephoraInJCP

My No-Makeup Makeup Look Using Make Up For Ever’s Matte Velvet Skin Foundation

You guys know I love a good beat, and as much as I love to flex my makeup artist friends’ skills, I can never remake the lessons they teach me. As a result, I usually end up flossing an everyday no-makeup look with a popping lip and that’s perfectly fine with me.

Having dry skin has always been my struggle, so I need the extra boost of moisture before wearing a long-lasting foundation that takes me through the day. That’s why before I do anything,I apply my Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Booster serum from Sephora inside JCPenney

After that, I prime. Ladies, you need primer to make sure you have a solid and even canvas to apply your makeup. My choice of primer is the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer, also found atSephora inside JCPenney. Apply a small dime-sized amount to your skin, spreading evenly until you feel nourished and covered. Let this set for a few minutes before you apply your foundation.

A quick tip: Your foundation looks so much better when you use a foundation brush! Make Up ForEver has an amazing foundation brush, the Artisan Brush #108, that is my go-to for applying my foundation.

Using this foundation brush not only helps me apply my makeup smoothly,but also helps me stretch my foundation, so that I don’t have to over apply … because nothing’s worse than a cake face (wearing too much foundation).

Now let’s talk about the foundation: The Matte Velvet Skin Foundation, which is a 24-hour full coverage foundation might I add!

I’ve always been afraid of full-coverage makeup, I always thought that it would be too heavy on my skin. That is, until I tried this foundation from Sephora inside JCPenney. This foundation is one-of-a-kind. It has a Flex-Fit Complex that allows the foundation to breath and bend with your skin … aka, no makeup creases, no flaking, or no fading! The best part is, it’s available in 40 shades,which means that I was able to find the perfect match to my melanin poppin’ skin! This foundation is perfect for ladies on the go because it is long-lasting and has a 24-hour holding power; but it’s still nourishing enough to not dry out your skin.

Guess what girls … I’m giving away a MAKE UP FOREVER Foundation Brush and Primer to one lucky winner! Head over to Instagram Page (linked here) to enter the giveaway.

This post was written in collaboration with Sephora inside JCPenney. #SephoraInJCP #NewGenerationMatte

Last-Minute Holiday Gifts with Sephora inside JCPenney

Christmas is just two days away, people! With all of my wedding planning going on, I’ve completely lost focus and have fallen behind on Christmas shopping. The other day I was in JCPenney grabbing a few last-minute things and wandered right into Sephora inside JCPenney … talk about convenient. While stocking up on some of my favorite beauty items, I noticed they had super affordable last minute gifts that came in handy for some of the beauty lovers on my shopping list!

Triece, my sister, is a huge fan of fragrance and she never buys it for herself. This means that she waits ‘til Christmas and expects for someone to gift her a new perfume every year. Sephora inside JCPenney happen to have the new Dior “Miss Dior The New Eau de Parfum” … and I can’t wait to surprise her with it. The scent is so fresh and airy, perfect for every day wear! 

Next on my list was MYSELF. Haha, yes, it’s okay to gift yourself for Christmas. Call me selfish but, with my wedding being a few days away, my skin needed an emergency treatment. Which is why I scooped First Aid Beauty’s Mask Diaries. This gift set includes the hydrator Ultra Repair Cream, a redness reducing Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask, brightening Facial Radiance Intensive Peel, and the 5-in-1 Bouncy Mask. Realistically … this gift could have easily gone to someone else but, I couldn’t resist treating myself this holiday season!

If you’re anything like me, then you understand I’m probably an over achiever. This means anytime I holiday shop I like to buy a gift that anyone can use. Ole Henriksen’s Glow Away With Me is one of those perfect “extra” gifts that anyone can be gifted and can use. So, it’s perfect for that house guest who pops up when you were least expecting company. The cleaning cloths really come in handy for the beauty maven on the go. Plus it’s rich moisturizer is compact and cute making rich skin possible even on the go! So, honey this is a must on your last-minute shopping list, and it’s only $12!


This post was written in collaboration with Sephora inside JCPenney. #SephoraInJCP #SoWorthIt

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