My Favorite Planner YouTubers | Spring 2017

In case you missed it, a few weeks back I posted a rundown of my favorite beauty YouTubers. As I mentioned in that post, I love watching YouTube and find myself watching it more than television. In addition to beauty, I also watch and love a variety of planner channels, so I thought I would also share with you my list of my favorite planner YouTubers!

My Favorite Planner YouTubers


Pretty Neat Planner | You may have heard of Jen Ross from her lifestyle channel Pretty Neat Living. Pretty Neat Planner is her second channel that focuses specifically on planners. I’ve been a fan of her original channel for years and would dare say she is my favorite YouTuber of all time, so of course I love her planner channel. She does weekly Plan with Me videos as well as sticker and accessory hauls. Check her out!

Microscope Beauty | Microscope Beauty is run by Kayla Benda who runs the sticker shop Oh, Hello Stationery Co. As you’ll notice in the rest of this post, I love following women who have started their own businesses and who are kicking butt doing so. Kayla is one of these people. I ordered a ton of her stickers around the holidays, and they were just adorable. I also love that she varies her videos (and planning style) between the vertical and hourly layouts, and she also often does comprehensive planner reviews.

Paper & Glam | Paper & Glam is run by Lisamarie who runs a planner shop of the same name. Lisamarie is the definition of #goals for me – she’s running her own amazing planner business (in addition to stickers, she also offers planner inserts) and living her life to the fullest. She also discusses her love of seasonal living in her videos, which filters into all aspects of her life and business. To top things off, I love when she gets real and gives pep talks in her videos.

Planning Roses | Jenna from Planning Roses is another shop owner – she has a very successful Etsy Sticker shop and also a separate channel specifically for vlogging. Her Plan with Me videos are some of my favorites because they’re long and chatty, and also because she has a nice mix of functional and decorative aspects to her planning.

Alexis aka Miss Trenchcoat | Continuing the trend of business owners, Alexis is the owner of Strange & Charmed which not only sells printable planner accessories, but also features her courses on productivity. Her YouTube channel is a mix of everything you’ll find on her website. I especially love when she does videos on her planner setups – they always give me new ideas on how to make my own systems better!

Lets Lumos | I’ve only very recently found Lets Lumos, but when I did I quickly subscribed and became a fan. She has a variety of different planners and films almost exclusively Plan with Me videos. I love queuing up a whole bunch and letting them play while I’m working or planning in my own planner. Also, she’s just finishing up college and watching her plan all the end of college events makes me nostalgic for that same time in my own life.

Karolina’s Krafts | Karolina from Karolina’s Krafts does a variety of planner videos as well as covering beauty and other lifestyle topics. I love her positive energy, and she was one of the very first planners I followed on YouTube. I love her Plan with Me videos!


Do you watch any planner-related YouTube channels?

Who are your favorites?

Play! by Sephora Review | April 2017

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope everyone had a great week. The April 2017 Play! by Sephora box has arrived, and this month’s theme is “Step It Up”.

Play by Sephora April - Step It Up

As always, the products come in a cute fabric bag:

Play by Sephora April - Bag

This month’s box contained a few awesome products, and a fair amount of repeat products (for me).

Play by Sephora April - Contents

Let’s take a look at what was inside!


Play by Sephora April - Makeup Remover, Primer

Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

I had recently picked up this makeup remover as a 100 point perk at Sephora, so this is the first repeat for me in the box. Luckily, I really enjoyed it. To use this, I add a few drops to a makeup remover wipe, and it makes taking off my makeup a breeze.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

The second repeat! This product was just included in the March BoxyCharm in a much larger size. While the primer is decent, it’s nothing too special. But I will keep this in my collection and use it up when I finish my others.

Play by Sephora April - Dr. Dennis Gross

Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic and Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel

I was very excited to see this product in the box. I’d tried a different variety of Dr. Dennis Gross peels before and really enjoyed them. This sample came with two peels and I’ve already used them both. I feel like this is the type of product you would need to use more than twice to see a big difference, but I did enjoy them and would like to try more.

Play by Sephora April - Serum, Eyeliner, Perfume

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Anti-aging Collagen Booster

I’ve been enjoying Vitamin C serums quite a bit lately, and I feel like I did see a difference with this one. My face looked brighter and glowier after use.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil

This is the third repeat for me in the box – and I believe the last time I received a Make Up For Ever Aqua XL pencil it was in a Sephora Play box. It’s even the same shade and size! I haven’t finished my last sample of this, but it is a nice, smooth black eye pencil.

Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume

Lastly is one of the more unique perfume samples Sephora has sent out in this subscription box. It’s a fragrance with one and only one note. The scent was fresh, though it wasn’t one of my favorites that I’ve tried. I do appreciate the uniqueness of the concept though.


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What’s your favorite subscription box?

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations | Spring 2017

If you’re a VIB Rouge member, the 2017 Sephora VIB Sale starts today! Last week I shared my personal wishlist of items for the sale, and today I’m bringing you my top recommendations based on products I already own. Before we begin, in case you’re curious, here is the official information on the sale:

VIB Rouge: April 18th – 24th CODE: ROUGESPRING – 15% off
VIB: April 19th – 24th CODE: VIBSPRING – 15% off
Beauty Insiders: April 20th – 24th CODE: BISPRING – 10%0ff


Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations


Tarte Tarteist Pro | This palette is beautiful. The outer packaging is sturdy and feels very high end, and the color selection makes me want to experiment. Anytime I need to add matte colors to a look, I grab this palette without thinking twice. The shimmers are also very pigmented and shimmers and mattes alike blend with ease.

Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Eye and Cheek Palette | The Make Believe in Yourself palette is a part of Tarte’s new unicorn collection and is a shimmer lovers dream. There’s only one matte, so I often pair this palette with the Tarteist Pro, but the shimmers are some of the best in my collection.

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 | The only shimmers that beat out Make Believe in Yourself are these by Natasha Denona. The VIB sale is a great time to try out pricier palettes like this, and they offer 13 different color combinations. Check out this week’s One Week One Palette for a review.


Elizabeth and James Find Your Nirvana Rollerball Set | I love the perfume samplers that Sephora offers! I picked this one up around Christmastime. It comes with 4 different deluxe size samples of the famous Elizabeth and James fragrances. I ended up loving all four of them.

Maison Margiela REPLICA Discovery Set | I got this discovery set last year as well along with a second that was targeted toward men. I love so many of the Replica fragrances, and Beach Walk is my absolute favorite – it’s like summer in a bottle!

Skin Care

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil | I tried the Sunday Riley Luna oil on a whim last year and haven’t looked back since. This is one product that consistently and noticeably improves the look of my skin. After using it even once, I see a difference in my skin the next day. You can also try out smaller sizes in this sample set as well as this one.

Under Eyes

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer | Like most of the rest of the world, I love my Tarte Shape Tape the most, but that isn’t sold at Sephora. The Naked Skin Weightless Concealer is my favorite that’s available during this sale. It’s my second favorite concealer of all time and does a great job covering my dark under eye circles. I already have a backup on hand!

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector | To go along with the concealer, I also love to use this Becca Under Eye Corrector. My dark circles are quite bad and this combination makes them practically invisible.

Miscellaneous Makeup

Benefit Roller Lash | Of all the mascaras I’ve tried in the past year, the Benefit Roller Lash has been the most impressive. I love the way it makes my lashes look: long, separated and big.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow | I own two of these Magnificent Metals, and they really are liquid glitter. If you love glitter and shimmer as much as me, these are a must have! My favorite is Diamond Dust.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Prismatic Amethyst | Initially I was worried that this pinky/purpley highlighter would look a little crazy on my very fair skin, but I was wrong. The glow this gives is ethereal and beautiful. I’m hooked!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue | If you’re using glitters such as the Magnificent Metals, loose glitters or even something like the Moondust palette, this Glitter Glue makes life much easier. It’s the best product of its kind that I’ve tried and makes glitter shadows look even more vibrant.


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What are you planning to pick up at the sale?

Have you tried any of these products?