UPDATE: I’ve Moved!

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Happy Monday Everyone! I wanted to take the time and announce that I have officially moved my blog! You can now find me at miagoesshopping.com!

When I first decided to start this I didn’t do much research and just went for it. I was so excited to start my blogging journey and just wanted to get something up and online! After I completed my first post I started researching all things blogging including setup and hosting. After about two weeks of constant deliberation and lots of pro and con lists I decided to take the chance and start a self hosted blog.

So head over to Mia Goes Shopping for all of my shopping updates, wish lists, style posts and sale updates (including my newest post on the look above!). I can’t wait to see you there!

And, as always, for more shopping fun you can find me on Instagram @miagoesshopping


SALE ALERT- Sephora VIB Sale

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It’s my favorite time of the year! The Sephora VIB Sale has officially started for all VIB Rouge members. This special sale hits twice a year and is the perfect time to stock up on your favorites and to purchase that special something that you just haven’t been able to pull the trigger on yet. The sale typically runs in a few different phases- first it rolls out to the VIB Rouge members ($1,000+ annual spend), then to the VIB’s. It seems like the discount varies each time (in November I got 20% off as a VIB Rouge- this time its 15%) but since Sephora products never seem to be discounted any percentage off is a special treat!

My favorite thing to buy during the sale is skincare. Usually these items are a little more expensive and that extra special discount helps me to feel not so bad about spending $50+ on a single product. I’ve linked my favorite things to purchase during the sale below and I’ve gone into a little detail on each one. Happy shopping!

ONE– I’m obsessed with Drybar products! Seriously I have never tried anything from the brand that I didn’t fall completely in love with! They all have this amazing fresh-from-the-salon smell and the cutest names and packaging! The Hot Toddy Heat Protector is one of the first products that I tried from the brand and I haven’t looked back. It’s amazing. Put it in your damp hair and style as usual- your hair will thank you! It’s on the more expensive side but the tube lasts FOREVER! I’m buying a backup while I can get it on sale.

TWO– I’ve never tried this product so I don’t have that much to say. But I’m excited for it! I’ve been on a try-all-the-dry-shampoos kick to find my perfect fit and after watching a short video on this one on the Sephora website I think it’ll be a good fit! I can’t wait for it to come in!

THREE– Not much to say on this expect it’s the greatest thing in the universe. It takes off ALL my eye makeup SO easily! I’ve been using this for years and despite all the other similar products I’ve tried I always go back to it. It’s just amazing.

FOUR– Okay so it took me forever to finally pull the trigger and purchase this mask. I read so many amazing things about it but the price always scared me away. Last year during the VIB sale I had some extra cash and decided to go for it. It’s amazing. Everything you hear about this mask is true. I haven’t been able to use it lately since I started Differin (more on that later) but I still can’t recommend this mask enough!

FIVE and SIX– I love these sheet masks. They are priced perfectly so you will be able to try them all! They are the perfect thing to use to unwind after a long day. I love to use the eye masks before a night out or when traveling to add some extra moisture to the eye area. I’m picking up the foot mask in the sale to try out- I’ll keep you posted.

SEVEN– This is my FAVORITE moisturizer and the ONLY moisturizer I’ve ever finished and repurchased. A Sephora Associate recommended it to me shortly after it arrived in the store. I was at the register making my purchase and she said: “What’s your skin type?” and I replied: “Horrible, gross, oily and acne prone”. And then she handed me a sample of this moisturizer and told me to come back with a review. The rest is history!

EIGHT– This has been my biggest VIB Sale splurge to date. I read all the reviews for months before the sale to make sure that it was something I really wanted to splurge on. So first- it works super well. I used it at night after washing my face every other day. It sinks into the skin so well and doesn’t leave me feeling oily. The downside- it has a smell. A strong smell. It’s almost like tea tree shampoo in a pine tree forest. If you’re acne prone and not sensitive to smells I highly recommend this- it works!

NINE– Finally, my favorite self tanner. I’ve tried other gradual self tanners and this one is still my favorite. It’s the perfect thing to add a little something extra to my summer glow!

What are your favorite things from Sephora? Anything fun you plan on picking up during the sale? Sound off in the comments and don’t forget to subscribe!