Current Beauty Favorites + Sephora Sale Starts Tomorrow!

Sephora’s VIB bi-annual discount event has just about arrived for Rouge members (use code ROUGELOVE April 12th through April 21st for 15%, if you are VIB, April 16th to 21st also for 15% off, and 10% for Beauty Insiders April 17th to 20th). I thought it would be fun to share my current beauty favorites.  That is, items that are staples in my makeup collection and I consistently buy every time a Sephora discount comes rolling around.


Sephora 2015


(1) Kat von D Tattoo Liner. Goes on like a dream and stays put!

(2) Dior Forever Flawless Perfection Wear Makeup, my daily foundation. It has medium coverage and gives me a subtle glow for the office while at the same time matching my skin tone perfectly, which is can be pretty difficult task.

(3) Buxom Buxom Lash Mascara. I need volume for my typical Asian (thin, straight, short, sparse) lashes, but I still like to keep them as soft and natural looking as possible. This is the best mascara I’ve found since Max Factor no longer distributes to North America and can no longer get my  beloved 2000 calorie mascara easily.

(4) Benefit  ‘Hello Flawless!’ Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation, my weekend foundation. I love the fresh-faced dewy finish, but it can be a bit much for the office. It also does something amazing to my skin after using it after just a few days. It seems to look healthier. Not sure what’s in it, but I love it.

(5) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Zero. I’ve been using this for years and still go back to it.

I certainly use other products in my makeup routine, but I have a tendency to change those up every so often. These are the products that I have used for years and continue to re-purchase. What are your current makeup staples that you purchase time and time again? I’d love to hear them!

Favorite: The Laundress Stain Solution

I am a bit, dare I say, anal retentive when it comes to washing my clothes. Although I have no problem with throwing most things in the wash (in a mesh bag and cold water, of course), the majority of my clothes are hung to dry. For the most part, I use good old Tide or Woolite for Darks. For more delicate items such as silk or cashmere, I turn to The Laundress.

The Laundress Stain Solution has almost never failed me. I have watched stains dissolve before my eyes, even those stains that the dry cleaner could not remove. And if they are really stubborn, I let it sit over night, et voila! The stain is gone. If these products were not so pricey, I would wash everything with them (and really, my mom was actually washing everything with them because she saw how good they were until I told her how much the bottle costs). The bottles have lasted me quite a long time because a little goes a long way, but I certainly wouldn’t call them cheap either. They are however, eco-friendly, which is a great bonus if you care about that sort of thing.My favorite place to get the Laundress is on Amazon, but you can get select items on other websites such as J.Crew or on The Laundress website directly.  I haven’t tried all their products, but the ones I have tried, I have been extremely pleased with.

Just a few of The Laundress products that I think are worth checking out below:

Anyone have experience with The Laundress products? Please share in the comments below!

Favorite: Gabriela Artigas Infinite Tusk Earrings

I rarely change my earrings. If I find something I love, it stays in there until a special event or until something inspires me to change it–this could literally mean months or even years.Gabriela Artigas Infinite Tusk Earrings
When I came across these Gabriela Artigas Infinite Tusk earrings, I was completely fascinated by their uniqueness. I loved the simplicity–they are delicate but still a little edgy. When Shopbop‘s F&F rolled around a few weeks back, I decided to give them a try, and they haven’t left my ears since!

Check out some of Gabriela Artigas other beautiful items: