the skincare products you need now

One of my very favorite things to do is travel- of course I wish I could do it more! The only downside is that my skin can take a beating going to different climates and falling out of my normal routine. I'm always searching for great skincare products that will protect my face, especially since I'm 30 now and my skin is not quite what it used to be! Years of playing golf in the sun without wearing sunscreen have taken a toll and I'm constantly working to repair damage I did 10 years ago.

I have a one stop shop for these products: Sephora inside JCPenney. It's much easier for me to take the boys to the mall than a stand-alone store because we can make a fun outing of it! We grab lunch at the food court (y'all know Bear and his Chick Fil A obsession), let the boys pick out something small from the Disney store, hit up the playground to burn off some Bear energy, and make a few stops for Mommy. Sephora inside JCPenney is so easy and convenient and they always have just what I need! I tried three new products recently that I am LOVING and want to tell you all about. When I'm traveling, these products will be in my carry-on because I wouldn't dare leave them behind or risk losing them! They're worth every penny and the results I'm seeing already are amazing. I'll give you the full details below!

The products are just as amazing as their pretty packaging! They are:

Algenist GENIUS Liquid Collagen- This is a vegan, collagen-based formula to maintain skin’s youthful vitality. It helps with the loss of firmness and elasticity, dullness and uneven texture, and is universally great on all skin-types. This product is ONLY sold at Sephora inside JCPenney and Sephora and I plan on stocking up! My skin has a lot of uneven texture and sun spots that need treating but I don't want to pay the hefty price of some laser treatments that wouldn't last forever. The Algenist GENIUS Liquid Collagen allows me to have even better results without the expense and from the comfort of my own home.

Ole Henriksen C-Rush Brightening Gel Cream- This is probably my favorite of the three so far; I've already seen pretty dramatic results on the wrinkles around my eyes and mouth. The cream is a brightening, vitamin C-rich gel cream that hydrates for up to 24 hours, firms, and targets fine lines and wrinkles. It illuminates the look of skin and delivers an energizing burst of up to 24 hours of hydration, so I've added this to my morning make-up routine. It's also only available at Sephora inside JCPenney and Sephora, too. I will not be traveling anywhere without it!

Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream- The older I get, the more puffy my eyes seem to be every morning. I'm sure having a newborn doesn't help, either! This eye cream instantly delivers a lifted and de-puffed look to the eye area while rapidly reducing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. I've already noticed a difference using this product, as well, especially with my dark under-eye circles. You will notice your dark circles reduced after just a few uses of the product- it's a serious game-changer to one's skincare routine.

As much as I love to travel, I'm somewhat of a homebody these days as well. It's just as important to keep a skincare routine going whether you're at home or on the go and these three products from Sephora inside JCPenney are a part of my daily routine now. I'll be honest and say that I had never tried a Sunday Riley product until now; I'd heard great things from several friends but had yet to try any until getting the Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour CreamI'm now a believer and can't wait to pick up more products at our local Sephora Inside JCPenney! You too can meet beauty that's worth the buzz and discover the hottest skincare, makeup, and more only at Sephora inside JCPenney! 

xo, Britt

*This post was written in collaboration with Sephora inside JCPenney, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. Find more goodies available at your local store by searching the hashtag #SephoraInJCP

Sephora inside JCPenney holiday gift guide

I can't believe Christmas is NEXT WEEK- the clock is ticking and getting down to the wire on holiday shopping! I secretly love the hustle and bustle of the season; nothing makes me happier than running to the mall to pick up gifts for friends and family on our list, especially when those gifts happen to be beauty products. I always choose Sephora inside JCPenney because the staff is so knowledgeable, I can get in and out quickly, and they have every beauty product I could ever want/need (for myself and of course those on my list). 

I ran in my closest Sephora inside JCPenney last week to grab things for the girls on my list- Sephora inside JCPenney has so many new and exclusive beauty, skincare, and haircare products right now that are only available there. I couldn't believe the prices on some of the gift sets- you'll see what I mean below! There are limited qualities in stock on most of these sets and they're going fast, so make sure you hurry in for best luck with availability. Most everything I'm sharing in the gift guide below, I have/use/love so I know all the girls on my list (and yours) will too!

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide:
1. Kat Von D "Smoke Signals"- I had to get this for myself because I'm OBSESSED with Kat Von D products and wanted everything in this set which includes: Mini Everlasting Lipstick in "K-Dub", Mini Tattoo Liner in "Trooper Black" (only eyeliner I'll wear), Shade+Light Eye Contour Quad in "Smoke", and Shade+Light Eye Brush with Case.
2. Urban Decay "The Ultimate Pair- Backtalk and Rush"- I love this mauve-nude pink color that looks great on all skin tones and is waterproof so you don't have to worry about smudging. 
3. Sephora Favorites "Lip Nude-ist"- This set is an absolute steal and any girl on your list would be thrilled to get it, I'm sure (retail value is $60/sells for $28). Included is: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask Trio in Natural, Champagne, & Smashed, Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Sake, Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer in 312 Sugar Sugar, tarte tartiest quick dry matte lip paint in bestie, Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme, and Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backtalk (full-size).
4. NARS "Love Triangle PowerMatte lip pigment duo in London Calling and Get It On"- I've long been a fan of NARS lipsticks and this set of powermatte lip pigments makes such a great gift or stocking stuffer. 
5. Kat Von D "Tattoo Liner"- I mentioned above that this is the only eyeliner I'll wear because it's THAT good, y'all. Gift it to your Mom, your bestie, your cousin, yourself...
6. Urban Decay "Distortion Palette"- The newest eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay (you may remember it from my post here), I can't stop wearing these shadows so I know my girlfriends will love them just as much! 
7. Sephora Collection gel lip liner in "It's Cherry" & cream lip stain in "Always Red"- The perfect power lip duo for a red that packs a punch and will stay on all day. With Christmas, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day on the horizon, all the girls in your life need a great red lip option! I'm really picky about red lipsticks- some look funny on or don't work well but this combo has blue undertones and looks great on all skin tones.
8. Sephora Collection "Winter Flush" Blush Palette- 8 shades of blush in a gorgeous palette, including matte and shimmer finishes that can be worn alone or swirled together for a little glam. 

I was showing several of my friends my beauty haul above and they mentioned running into Sephora to grab gifts; I had to remind them that some of these products are only available at Sephora inside JCPenney so make sure that's where you go if you're hoping to find these sets! Happy shopping, friends!
xo, Britt

*This post is sponsored by Sephora inside JCPenney, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. #SephoraInJCP #SoWorthIt

*Photos by Ban Avenue Photography

my beauty routine with Sephora inside JCPenney

When it comes to beauty products, there's nowhere I'd rather shop than Sephora inside JCPenney. The selection is HUGE, the products are top notch quality, and they carry all my favorite brands. Of course I enjoy picking up lipsticks, foundation, and more for myself, but this time of year I also love to find products I can gift all the girls in my life that I know they'll go crazy over. Urban Decay has some of the most amazing new products that I LOVE and want to share with you below in case you're doing holiday shopping (or just want to treat yourself- no judgement here!).


I always start my beauty routine with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion- you can use this just on your eyelids or all over your face as a primer. It really moisturizes and helps make-up and eyeshadow go on smoothly (and stay all day). 


After applying some tinted moisturizer, I'll use a brush to apply shadow from the Urban Decay Distortion Palette. The colors are SO beautiful and I'll blend based on what I'm wearing that day or how glam I feel like getting- you can go as subtle as you want for work or go all out for a holiday party. That's my favorite thing about this palette- the possibilities are endless!

Next I'll use the Urban Decay 24/7 Eye and Lip pencils- I use the eyeliner first to add a "pop" to my eyes and then go ahead and line my lips to make them look a little fuller (I need all the help I can get). I'll put on my favorite Vice Lipstick in "Big Bang", the prettiest shade of pink, before finishing off my eyes with the Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara. I've tried many a mascara and can honestly say this one is fabulous- it goes on thick and does the trick in just one or two coats depending on your preference. I use one coat for daily wear and add a second if I have an event or party that night. It never clumps and dries quickly, which is always nice for a mom on the go!

I always finish my look off with the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray- I've learned from many a makeup artist, along with my own trial and error, just how important a good setting spray is. This one is amazing and keeps my makeup in place all day, even in the muggy Houston humidity! I always throw an extra lipstick or two in my purse as I'm heading out because I'm inevitably drinking Diet Coke or coffee and need a touch-up. :)

In case you're wanting to try any of these products for yourself (and you should!), they're all available at Sephora inside JCPenney AND it's your lucky day because I'm giving away one of the Urban Decay Distortion Palettes over on Instagram (@brittfullwood)! Head over there to enter- I promise this is a palette that you'll love as it looks great on all skin tones and the shadows go on like butter.

I try to keep my makeup routine simple and efficient as a stay-at-home mom who's always on the go. Thankfully Sephora inside JCPenney and Urban Decay make it easy on me! 
What's on your Christmas wishlist this year? I'd love to hear in the comments!
xo, Britt

*This post is sponsored by Sephora Inside JCPenney however all thoughts and opinions are my own. #SephoraInJCP #SoWorthIt

*Photos by Ban Avenue Photography