Sephora Holiday Savings Event 2020

Sephora announced their fall sale dates for VIB members which will be 15% off November 3rd thru November 9th.

I use what beauty products I have until it's gone. I really use what I have. You shouldn't have so much stuff that you can't use it. With the skincare products that you buy, the ingredients are more potent soon after purchase. Sunday Riley said their products are good for 3 years if unopened, but once opened they are only good for one year.  I toss out my sunscreens after a year. Sunscreen potency shelf life is 2 to 3 years (unopened) or 6 months to 1 year (opened).  Vitamin C products have a short shelf life.  If you buy something and don't use it, the product is not going to work like it would have a year ago. Skincare products in jar packaging won't keep well once exposed to air as it affects the stability of the plant extracts it contains. Don't buy expensive stuff if you're not going to use it. If you spent your money on it use it.  Good skincare is key to a nice foundation for your makeup, so dedication to your skincare routine is always a good idea. 

Jigsaw Puzzles I Love

Puzzles are my latest quarantine hobby. I started off with 500 pieces then advanced to 1000 pieces.  Did you know that working on a puzzle engages both sides of your brain? It's a great brain exercise as its said to increase cognitive function. My grandmother died of alzheimer's so I'm always thinking of ways to keep my brain active. Working on puzzles increases your mental speed and thought process.  This hobby exercises patience, strategy, and mindfulness. I think it's a great hobby to do at home while you're quarantining as it keeps you productive and creative. 

Trader Joe's Fall Favorites 2020

I've been a huge Trader Joe's fan for years! They have some of the most unique and fast prep foods out there. A couple years ago I had a couple posts (linked below) reviewing fall items at Trader Joe's so I thought I would bring that feature back by reviewing some new items.  I want to share some of my favorite fall items with you!