Weekly Recap No. 1: Celebrity Estheticians, At-Home Skin Devices, & Silk Sleeping Masks

I’ve been thinking about starting a series like this for a while, where I round up the latest and greatest blog posts (my own & others), beauty buys & the best deals & steals from each week. So here it is. I’m also sharing my newest blogger & influencer faves, as well as a few posts & articles I’ve found that I think you’d be interested in too. This week, I’ve discovered a celebrity esthetician that has quickly become a personal inspiration, a skincare device that is said to give its users an instant facelift, and a sleep eyemask for the ultimate luxury slumber. Keep reading for this week’s recap.

This Week on The Blog

Your Guide to Shopping the Spring 2020 Sephora Beauty Insider Sale

It’s the last week of the Sephora sale and I’ve rounded up my favorites that everyone needs to try.

The Best Barware for Your Next Virtual Happy Hour

Whether you’re toasting your friends via Zoom or getting ready for a #stayathome movie night, here is the best drinkware for your cocktail.


The Mane Choice recently launched in Ulta and released a brand new collection meant to give you shine and definition. I put the collection to the test in my latest YouTube video.

My Review of the new POW! Collection from The Mane Choice

Belated Discovery


Esthetician to the stars, I came across Shani Darden this week while researching what it means to be an esthetician. I was so inspired by this black woman who has made her mark in the skincare industry, caring for the faces of some of the world’s favorite actresses and singers. I ended up falling down a rabbit hole and ended up on her blog, YouTube and Instagram where she gives the best skincare tips and an inside look at her job as a celebrity facialist. I had plans on picking up her newly added skincare line from the Sephora sale but everything I wanted has sold out. I can’t want to get my hands on her retinol serum.

Blog Posts & Articles I Loved

  • Responsible Reviewing & Consumerism – Michelle from The Beauty Endeavor touched on a few topics about sharing honest product reviews & getting back to the old days of blogging that I will be discussing soon.


I’ve been into making my own cocktails at home so I ordered the Joplin Coupe Cocktail Glass & Float Coupe Cocktail Glass from CB2 to make them look chic. I also picked up this clear coffee mug for my morning lattes.


I had heard about the NuFace devices a while ago but never really looked into the brand until recently. I came across a recent post about them and decided to read more reviews and look into what people were saying on YouTube and Instagram. It’s an at-home micro current device that uses electrical currents to exercise your face and neck muscles, which leaves them looking tightened and toned. After my extensive research, I decided that I wanted to give it a try as a preventative measure in my anti-aging routine and also to address my neck lines. I mean, who doesn’t want a device that gives an instant facelift? Their devices are pretty pricey but luckily I found them on sale at SkinStore for 25% off. I ordered the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device and NuFACE Hydrating Leave-On Gel Primer. SkinStore was also offering a free gift with purchase and I chose the Erno Laszlo Multi Task Eye Serum Mask. I can’t wait for these to come in so I can start playing around with my new skincare device. I’ll of course be sharing a review with you guys telling you if I think it’s worth the cost.

Neiman Marcus

If you couldn’t tell from my previous posts, this week was the week of beauty sales. Neiman Marcus was also offering 25% off select beauty products so I picked up the Dior Lip Glow Oil in Rosewood, which I had been longing for, and the hyped Slip Sleepmask in Black. I’m usually not a sleepmask type of girl but the ones from Slip just look so luxurious and who am I to deny myself of comfort? Unfortunately, the sale is over but you can still pick up these items on sale from Sephora.

Adidas: 30% site wide with code APRIL.

Neiman Marcus: Get 20% off orders of $250+, 25% off orders of $500+, and 30% off orders $1000+ with code TREATMOM.

Revolve: Get up to 65% off. No code needed.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Get $50 off every $200 you spend with code HAPPYSF.

Sephora: 20% off for ROUGE members, 15% off for VIB members (Valid 4/21-4/29), 10% off for INSIDERS (Valid 4/23-4/27) with code SPRINGSAVE. Recommendations here.

SSENSE: Get 20% off with code SHOP20. Offer valid until 5/10.

Steve Madden: 40% off sidewise with code SPRING40