It’s that time again..Sephora Play Box: May 2018.

This month’s theme: #BEAUTYGOALS: Then VS Now

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Hey dolls! So my Sephora Play Box came in the mail and this is what I received. So the theme vibe this month has to do with beauty goals: Then VS Now. Implying that before one might not have been quite the makeup/skincare extraordinaire, however, with time now you are! The way they propose this idea with their comics on the pamphlet they send is rather fun. It gives examples of various growth of ones makeup/skincare skills.

Whats in the bag.. 

First of all the bag is a cute faux denim material with a shoe lace like draw string. The products I received are:

  • MARC JACOBS: mascara in Noir
  • BENEFIT Cosmetics: the POREfessional Face Primer
  • DRYBAR: Detox dry shampoo
  • KAT VON D: Tattoo liner in Trooper
  • SEPHORA Collection: Mud mask purifying & mattifying
  • YVES SAINT LAURENT: Black Opium perfume (BONUS)

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This MARC JACOBS mascara is in the color noir. According to the pamphlet it’s said to be a velvet  noir major volume mascara. It’s advertised as no-clump, highly pigmented,  having a curvy brush to give your lashes a voluminous appearance. If applied after three coats, it’s supposed to help increase length and give a dramatic eyelash look. My eyelashes are super stubborn so I hope this product will give me the volume and length I need!

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This pore primer by Benefit POREfessional is supposed to be good for minimizing the appearance of pores. It’s a translucent, oil-free priming balm. Helps control the shine and contains vitamin E which helps protect against skin damaging free radicals. I have been wanting to give this product a try but had been hesitant on getting it. So needless to say I am excited to try it and see if its worth getting a regular size.

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This detox dry shampoo by Drybar is said to be a fan favorite. It’s supposed to add volume while absorbing the dirt and oil in between your hair washes. It contains a micro-fine rice powder, this is for oil and order absorption. The powder blends in your hair so you don’t have to worry about any powder being visible. It’s also supposed to add moisture as well as prevent breakage. So, I currently use a dry shampoo and its not bad but I will give this one a dry and compare to what I currently use. I don’t like to wash my hair everyday as I noticed it falls out more and over all not healthy for your hair to wash it daily. So having a good dry shampoo is a must for me.

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The tattoo liner by Kat Von D, is the bomb! This is a waterproof, smudgeproof  liquid eyeliner. Highly pigmented, buildable and fast drying formula.I just finished my regular size of this product and this was such a nice to surprise to get. I will be repurchasing this product as I do like it. It gives a great wing tip because the superfine brush tip is so precise and easy to work with. The tip is inspired by a tattoo needle which is very much appreciated for a nice wing line look.

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Here we have a Sephora collection mud mask. This mask is supposed to be great for purifying, detoxifying and magnifying the skin. It has zinc and copper which will help in clarifying the skin. It’s also supposed to be good for reducing the appearance of blemishes and leaving the skin feeling soft. I am a big fan of masks so I am super excited to try this product out.

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This is the bonus item, as always a perfume! This time we have the Black OPIUM by Yves Saint Laurent. It has hints of coffee, vanilla and sweet white flower. It smells a bit to sweet for me, so I am not too keen on this one. As I have said before I don’t mind them only because they give me a chance to try the different scents. However, a different product besides perfumes would be nice every now and then. 

So this is it! This was a pretty good play box and can’t wait to try out some of these products. 

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Disclaimer: This play box is purchased with my own money. Information was obtained using the Sephora Play Box pamphlet. 

Red Lippies: My top 3!!💄

Hey dolls!So I bring you today my 3 favorite go to red liquid lippies.

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You might be looking at them and thinking..”..but they all look the same!” Well yes and no..lol. Although, they are in the same color way, they really do have some difference in undertone. It might also be the picture that doesn’t fully allow their color to show. Either way let me tell you that I absolutely love a RED lip💋. Its my go to color and honestly goes well with most outfits I wear. Personally, I love the matte finish liquid lipsticks and tend to wear those the most, at the time the Smashbox: Bang-Bang is my favorite!!

The products featured in this post are from: Wet n Wild, NYX, and Smashbox. Swatches in the picture below from top to to bottom:

  • Missy and Fierce-Matte Lipstick (WetWild)~ So this color let me tell you is lovely. Especially for the price this is a great formula and color. This liquid lipstick is moisturizing, doesn’t give you a dry lip appearance. Dries matte and is long lasting. Very pigmented red. This is one of my top favorite lippies!! Retails for $4.99
  • Red Queen- Slip Tease Liquid Lipstick (NYX)~ I like this one as well because this formula is also moisturizing, its a oil based liquid lipstick so that helps. It’s a bright red and does dry up semi-matte. For the price this is another great and well worth buy! Retails for $6.99
  • Bang-Bang-Liquid Lipstick (Smashbox)~ I absolutely LOVE LOVE this one. The formula is so good, moisturizing and long lasting. I mean you seriously have to wipe several times so that it comes off your lips. Some might not like that, but personally I don’t mind it as I don’t have to be reapplying often. The color is very pigmented and super lasting. Once you wipe it off you don’t have to worry about having dry lips. Although it will leave a light tint on your lips. This color goes very nice with most outfits day and night so its definitely my #1 go to. Retails for $24.00

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So this is it. I have a few other red liquidlipsticks but I wanted to share my top 3💄 because they are the one I always tend to use. I love red/berry color lipsticks I feel they compliment my skin tone nicely. Let me know if you own any of these and what your thoughts are!

Thank you for reading.

Happy Blogging!

Disclaimer: As always these are my personal thoughts and opinions. Items were all purchased by me.

IPSY May 2018/ First bag impression.

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Hey Dolls! So this is my first time ever getting a subscription with IPSY. I received my first bag early this week and I wanted to share the goodies in my bag. I will be sharing my first IPSY bag impression. So the theme for this bag is travel: Go There, I’m getting lost in your travels and exploring the world type of vibes. The makeup bag itself is quiet creative. Its yellow with various travel stamps on the front and then a pretty salmon/coral color on the back. The attention to detail is appreciated as well, as the zipper charm has an airplane on one side and IPSY logo on the other. Super cute is my first impression. Now lets move on to the good stuff!

These are the items in the bag:

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My first thought was for this being my first bag it was good. I really liked the variation as I  received some makeup, skincare and a brush. When I filled out the profile I asked for skincare and makeup as well as brushes so, I’m thinking so far so good IPSY! So here we have products from brands I hadn’t tried before so it’s pretty exciting to check them out!

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EyekoLiquid Eyeliner in Black. This product is said to be*: smudge proof, fade proof, deep black color. It has a felt tip which I personally like. Great for creating a precise wing line and cat eye look! Happy to have received this product because I absolutely love deep black eyeliners, so I’m hoping this works out great for me.

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Beaute Basics Satin Taupe Eyeshadow. This is more of a bronze shimmery color. It appears to have a metallic finish and its nicely pigmented. It’s said* to be long lasting, blendable, and can be used dry or wet. Looking forward to creating a nice neutral look with this. Also, pictured is a Beau Gachis– Tapered Blending Brush. Its made of synthetic hairs and its soft and fluffy. It’s said to be good for applying highlight and sculpting as well as applying eyeshadow. I do not own any brushes by this brand so this is new to me! Also, excited to try it out. 

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NYXSoft Matte Lip Cream in Cannies. First let me say I did not swatch this as I do not plan on keeping it. I was not at all a fan of the color. It is way to dark for my skin complexion so I know it won’t look good on me. This is said* to be smooth and creamy. It smells like vanilla cupcakes. Its supposed to be a medium, soft mauve hue but its much darker in person. 

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Grace & Stella Dead Sea Mud Mask. I was really excited to see this. I love love love face masks, I am seriously all about them. This is said* to be made with actual Dead Sea mud. It will detoxify and clear impurities giving a soft  and smooth complexion. The formula is fast-working and it helps with the appearance of fine lines and pores is what they claim will be the case after one use. So we shall see. It’s also supposed to give hydration and glow to your skin.

Well this is it. As I said over all the products in my first bag were not disappointing. I enjoyed my first IPSY bag and look forward to next months goodies. I can’t wait to try out my products and see if they have a future in my makeup and skincare collection. 

Thank you for reading!

Happy Blogging!

Disclaimer: Thoughts are that of my own opinion. Information with (*) is information obtained through research about product on IPSY website. Products were paid with my own money.

Haul!! Makeup & Skincare

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Hey dolls! Happy Friday. Here’s a small haul of makeup and skincare products I have purchased recently. Many of these were at a very good deal and I could not pass them up! I am still trying out most of these products, and will let you know later in a review if they are worth it or not. Stay tune :). 

Mario Badescu-Facial spray with aloe vera, herbs and rosewater. This smells amazing and its very refreshing. Its supposed to be good for setting makeup, soothing, and give you a boost when your skin needs it throughout the day. Retails at $7.00 (4oz)thumbnail-1

M.A.C PREP+PRIME, Fix+. This is a repurchase product. I recently bought this when Ulta had their 21 Days of Beauty sale. I actually bought a couple of these, I love it that much. Now that the summer is coming I like to keep this product in the fridge and spray it on my face on those hot days when my skin is feeling dehydrated. I also, use this product to set my makeup, wet my beauty blender for foundation or brushes for eyeshadow use. Doing this allows the pigmentation to pop and adhere better to the skin. This is a great product and it doesn’t dry out my skin, personally I have never had any issues with this. Retails at $26.00.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills-Amrezy Highlighter. OMG, this highlighter is gorgeous!! I still have yet to give it a try, BUT just look at it!!. It’s super gold tone with tiny shimmery specks. This highlight’s pigmentation and packaging screams out Classy. I’m super excited to give it a try. Before purchasing this, I read up on reviews and they were all very good, so I had to get and see for myself. Stay tune on how much I will love this highlight. Retails for $28.00.

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e.l.f.-Blush in Blushing. I don’t normally purchase e.l.f products on a regular basis, but every now and then they have some really good products that you just don’t want to pass up. This blush is a pretty pink with super tiny shimmers. I think it’s going to be great for everyday use, because its natural looking. I have used it once so far, but I will continue to use it and see how it wears. The good thing is you can build up the color depending on how blushed you want to be. I bought this product for only $1.00 so you know I couldn’t pass it up!

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The makeup brushes are from bebe and Wet Wild. The (top) bebe brush is a fan brush. I have never owned a brush from this brand but I am excited to try it out! The other brushes from Wet Wild,(from top to bottom) Crease brush, small Eyeshadow brush, Smokey liner brush, and Angled liner brush. I have in the past owned some Wet Wild brushes and they do the job so its worth having them on hand. The bebe brush I bought on clearance for $5.00 and the Wet Wild brushes were $1.00 each.

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Dove Intensive -Cream. This cream is super moisturizing on the skin. I have been using it for over a week now and so far so good. I think the fact that its small enough to fit in a purse is perfect because it comes in handy throughout the day. It has a soft and comforting smell, so it was a good purchase so far. This I bought for $1.00. (I know, mouth dropping deals!)

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Well that was it! As you were able to see, these products are very affordable. I am excited to try the ones I haven’t yet, and will do a review soon. I hope you enjoyed this haul and hopefully you saw something you like that you might want to go out and get. If you have tried any of these products let me know your thoughts on them.

Thank you for reading!

Happy Blogging! 🙂

Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me and with my own money. As always the opinions stated are that of my own personal views and thoughts. All pictures were also taken by me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review: the Balm Highlights

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Hey Dolls! So here’s a short but sweet review on these two gorgeous highlights featuring the Balm. I have Mary-Lou Manizer and Cindy-Lou Manizer. First off lets talk about the packaging!! I swear I am big on products with cute and creative packaging. The fact that they have a vintage, rebellious pin-up style girl is so unique and edgy. To me it screams out adventurous, trendy and girly. Then, theres the names, simply eye catching. I must  say the packaging is what drew me into these highlighters.  Continue reading “Review: the Balm Highlights”