FIVE THINGS FRIDAY PART 28 – Sephora must haves

FIVE THINGS FRIDAY PART 28 is all about SEPHORA today!

If you are a beauty insider, you must take advantage of this SALE!

Most of these you have seen us talk about already, but it is a great time to restock or add to your product collection 🙃

five things friday part 28 - some of our Sephora Must Haves!

The Absolute Best Body Lotion!

This was one of our very first blog posts in the summer of 2020. *note the links in this post are to ULTA, but Sephora also has this heavenly cream.

Want to feel like your skin has nylons on that instantly smooths out cellulite? Well this Bum Bum cream is ALL that AND more.

BUM BUM Cream.. pronounced “boom boom”

Dawn and I are both obsessed. The smell? Just delicious. lol.

Huda Beauty Legit Lashes

This fabulous mascara is a two in one. Saves you TIME AND MONEY!

In fact, it came out right when we started our business, and it was our very first blog post.

huda beauty legit lashes 2 in 1 mascara. sephora steal!!! Five Things Friday part 28

I, Eva, go through phases where I use a product for a bit, take a break, & then go back. Well I have gone back to this a few weeks ago,and OMG… obsessed. Thick, full, and LONG eyelashes. Saves me time because usually I am using 4-5 mascaras (so does Dawn.. it’s just our thing lol)…and this once I can get away with just these 2.

It delivers and I’m ordering more now because of the Sephora sale.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Styling Wax

Dawn here.. I AM OBSESSED!!! We talked about this last FTF post…there is a learning curve. BUT SO WORTH IT.

Brow Freeze.. you need this! Sephora must haves!!

We haven’t been able to find it at Ulta… get it from Sephora!

Few tips:

  • a little goes a long way
  • to apply use a spoolie brush (see picture)
  • clean brush in between applications – if you let the wax dry on the brush it will cause clumping and flaking the next time you use it
  • brush eyebrow hair upwards -it will give you a feathered look
  • if you fill in your eyebrows let wax set then fill in.

Nars Blush & Bronzer


This is a fabulous blush and bronzer combo. If you are just starting out in makeup this is a staple and must-have.

nars must-have blush and bronzer set. Exclusive to Sephora! Sephora must haves!!

What we love about it: it has very good pigment and goes on effortlessly. The bronzer blends nicely and the blush adds the perfect amount of glow and pop to your cheeks. This set is perfect & a great deal.

Tip – blend upwards towards ears. Never down! We don’t want to help gravity here. haha.

I know Eva is pumped for a deal, lol.

Last but not least FIVE THINGS FRIDAY PART 28…

Huda Beauty Eyeshadow

Oh my gorgeousness…. Eva and I just HAD to include this. These palettes are absolutely gorgeous.

Huda Beauty gorgeous eyeshadow palette - great price! Five Things Friday part 28

The colors are extremely pigmented and a little goes a long way. These brown shades will absolutely make your eyes pop.

Again, this is a good place to start if you are new to makeup or even just in the market for a gorgeous palette!

Huda Beauty is easily becoming one of our favorite makeup brands in 2021, too. A little goes a long way and therefore the price point 100% is worth.

We have so much more to come but don’t want to overwhelm you. lol. We hope you liked FIVE THINGS FRIDAY PART 28 Sephora Edition.

If you missed other FTF posts of ours, the whole list is found here.

What do you have going on this weekend? What’s your favorite product from Sephora?! Tell us!!

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GIFT GUIDES for this Five Things Friday!! Don’t we all need help with gits for the Holidays? Some of these are SO EASY and we are not reinventing the wheel here, but these are things we just love and would LOVE as gifts.

Short version:

gift guides part 1!! a great mix ot items for your everyday gal.
  1. Bum Bum Cream.
  2. Detangler Brush
  3. Cleanser & Hyaluronic Acid
  4. Vest
  5. Mug & Coffee Pot

Long Version below….

In fact, they are items we have actually received as gifts and they were perfect.

Also, most of you have may seen these on our series of Five Things Friday posts.

We talk about this a lot but our THE INFAMOUS BUM BUM CREAM (again, thank you to Taylor to introducing us to this).

Fun fact – it’s pronounced “boom boom”… did you know that?

the amazing best body lotion - BUM BUM CREAM! great gift idea

We wrote an entire post on it… but seriously, the person in your life will thank you for getting this for them. The smell in itself is just amazing.

Sol De Janeiro also has AWESOME gift sets. I, Eva, bought one for Dawn last year for Christmas and she loved it and was instantly hooked.

This one has incredible value for all the products you get. I have been using the perfume spray for months now and love it.

a great gift set by sol de janeiro.. incredible value

We ALSO love bringing you a deal so we cannot forget about our absolute favorite hair brushes. The one where we have a 10% off code for you “THECC”.

Dawn recently got the wet brush (The Divine) I rave about and she is MIND BLOWN.

Like, if there is one brush you are going to pick.. it is that one.

the best detangler brush - will make a GREAT GIFT!!!

A very simple cleanser and hyaluronic acid also make great gifts. There are 2 of our favorites. The hyaluronic acid has an incredible price point, too. THE CLEANSER IS ON MAJOR SALE!!!

great cleanser on sale for MASK-NE!
you cannot beat the price point of this hyaluronic acid!!!
our face feels so good and hydrated with this!

This cleanser is so gentle and great for that dreaded “mask-ne“.

Who doesn’t love a puffy vest?!?! We both have the more expensive North Face ones, but you cannot go wrong with this one as a gift. Telling you, even if you think someone has a vest, they will LOVE this one in addition to their wardrobe!

a very affordable puffy vest ANYONE would wnat in their wardrobe.

Dawn is sporting this on our page also.

LASTLY!! We cannot forget you coffee lovers!!

The best coffee pot. Seriously. No joke.

Eva here – my husband and I love this coffee pot so much we RARELY order coffee out. Just nothing compares. We like to make full pots and this also makes individual cups which is awesome, so you are not wasting a lot.

ALSO… I talk about these mugs constantly, but they are such a good price point and REALLY keep your hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. You truly will never not see me without these. A super gift idea truly for anyone.

But honestly…these mugs can be for anyone. I use them a lot for my protein shakes, also. My participants at the gym can attest – I always have one of these in my hand.

That’s it for today and we will have more coming. Of course, we have many, many ideas (LOL.. well Dawn does)

Happy Thanksgiving Week!!!