I am always on the hunt for new beauty items. While I have my tried and true like this tinted highlighter, this matte lipstick and this bronzer and highlighter duo, I have been trying to update my beauty routine and therefore find myself branching out and testing new products. Below are a few new-to-me finds that I have been loving as of late! All of these are Sephora beauty picks – one of my favorite places to shop for beauty needs. Sephora carries so many of the brands I love like Charlotte Tilbury, Summer Fridays, and more recently, Fenty Beauty.

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Pat McGrath Mini MatteTrance Lipstick Trio // Years ago I was all about a bold lip. Somehow, over the past two years, I have found wearing a more subdued shade almost daily (Stila ‘Baci’). In 2020 I want to bring back some bold colors so I picked up this lipstick trio and it is everything! I love a great matte lipstick and these (particularly the shade Elson) are perfectly matte without being too dry, and have an incredibly rich pigment!

NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette // I typically stick to nude/neutral colors when it comes to eyeshadows, but have been intrigued to try more warmer tones that almost flare a bit orange. This palette is a great mix of more matte, shimmer, and satin shadows. While I would normally gravitate towards the matte options, I love the ‘Hot Line’ shimmer shade in this kit!

Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Mascara // I have been using drugstore mascara for quite some time. Now that my favorite option has been discontinued, I’m on the hunt for a replacement! I decided to try this tube and am loving it so far. It gives great coverage and volume without being clumpy, and I love the unique shape of the wand to tackle my top and bottom lashes!

Glow Recipe Banana Souffle // Hello hydration! I started adding this lightweight moisturizer to my nightly beauty routine and have noticed how fresh my skin looks and feels in the AM! Since I have also been using this serum at night, I wanted a cream that didn’t feel too heavy/dense (I hate waking up feeling like my skin is oily) and this one fits the bill!

Sephora Collection Brow Pencil // I have brows that are on the lighter side and have been filling them in by using a brow gel (this is one of my favorites). But, I needed just a litttllleee bit more definition and fill so I picked up this brow pencil to apply before my brow gel and it has made a world of difference! I have considered getting my brows microbladed but then always come across a horror story and decide…never mind. I will just continue to fill them in every day.


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Never met a polka dot I didn’t like! I have been #adulting hard lately as we decorate and fill our home in Florida and continue to refine my home taste in NYC. I am always on the hunt for timeless pieces…that aren’t boring. You know I love Kate Spade, so when I saw these Kate Spade polka dot pieces at Macys I knew they would be a fun addition. From this cute kettle to this perfect entertaining dish, this collection has a little bit of everything (even a toaster?!). Macy’s also has an excellent wedding registry (check it out here), so if you are going to be walking down the aisle soon, it is the perfect place to register. If you aren’t quite as *quirky* as I am, there so many other options to register – like this set if you are completely classic, or this set that is bold, yet ageless, and for the navy lover, let me present you this swoon-worthy set.

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travel beauty atlantic-pacific Last year I posted a round up of what I pack in my in-flight toiletry bag and today I am updating that collection with a few new travel beauty must-haves and more favorites! Whether it is a quick trip from NYC to Florida, or a longer flight (like the 14+ hour flight to Asia), I always like to keep a small bag full of the few things I know will make the trip just a little more comfortable. While there are a few staples like a pen (always come in handy), band-aids for unexpected blisters, a comb, toothbrush/toothpaste, and something to keep my mouth minty fresh, below I am also highlighting some of my more luxurious in-flight besties.

EO Hand Sanitizer // I always carry hand sanitizer and this lavender scented number is by far my favorite. Travel sized, effective, and in-expensive, this lil’ one goes everywhere with me. I typically buy them in bulk and toss one in each of my most used handbags so I’ll never be without!

Mario Badescu Facial Spray // This facial spray is a fine mist that has just a touch of scent so as not to be overbearing. The spray is the perfect way to start and end flights and helps my face feel so much less dry and refreshed after the long-hauls.

Lanolips 101 Ointment // While this ointment is technically a do-it-all ointment (think dry cuticles, treating windburn, etc.), I use this mostly for my dry, chapped lips! I personally love the strawberry scent but it also available in ‘coconutter’ here.

Megababe Sunny Pits // Let’s get real: on the really long flights you need deodorant for a handy mid flight re-fresh. I love Megababe and ‘Sunny Pits‘ is what I have been using as of late. P.S. – Megababe just launched a new product here!

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil // For overnight flights I try to stick as closely as possible to the same skin care routine that I would do at home! I love this travel-sized bottle of the Luna Sleeping Night Oil. I apply it after settling in with hopes of catching a few Zzzs on redeye flights back from the west coast. P.S. – this sleep mask is my all-time favorite.

Juice Beauty Age Defy Moisturizer // In addition to a facial spray, I typically carry face cream with me on all flights as well. This moisturizer is a favorite of mine and is available in a handy travel size here. When it comes to moisturizers in general, I am always on the hunt for products that last, are not sticky, and don’t have an overpowering scent. This one fits the bill.

Travel Bottles & My Favorite Body Lotion // I mentioned in my most recent “Favorite Amazon Buys” post here that I just picked up these re-useable travel bottles – and they are incredible! Currently, I am on a flight to Seattle and they are by my side and filled with my favorite lotion.

Emergen-C & 8 Greens // We all know flights are the perfect place to catch a virus so I always pack packets of Emergen-C and 8 Greens. Of course, this means I have to try my best to drink water as well! I have known about Emergen-C for quite some time but 8 Greens is new to me. 8 Greens packs a mean punch of eight different greens that you can take while on-the-go, and to my surprise, I actually love the taste!