Sephora Play Subscription Box June 2017 Review

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Sephora Play Subscription Box for June 2017

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub – 3 ml Value $9

Tarte Tarteguard Tinted Moisturizer in Medium – 7.5 ml Value $5.40

Briogeo Curl Charisma Leave-In Defining Creme – .75 oz Value $2.50

Bumble and bumble Don’t Blow It – 15 ml Value $4

Dr. Gross Gradual Glow Pads – 3 Pads Value $4

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Black Out – Vial Value $3

Hi there lovies, I know it’s been a while, it’s been a super busy summer thus far, so I just have to make time for blogging, I’m sure you have all had times when you just need a break, well I had a good one, and a good amount of time off, now I am back hopefully 🙂 although, I am not making any promises, but I hope to get back into blogging, because you are all still here, reading, and supporting me, so thank you so much! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your summer, wait it’s July already? How did that even happen!??? Wow, slow down summer, I patiently wait all year for you, so please slow down, so I can enjoy you more 🙂 I am doing some traveling, and exploring this summer, so maybe I will switch the blog up a bit, and do some travel blogs, I think that’s a great goal, since I am going to some pretty amazing locations this summer, and as always right here where I live in Oregon, is always amazing too! 🙂

Let’s jump right into what I thought of this month’s box. Sephora Play box is a monthly subscription box, that is $10 a month, which includes shipping. It’s a great box for beauty lovers, if you love samples, and want to try out new products! I have found some great products that I wouldn’t normally think to try in these boxes, love it! I also want to mention (although I always forget to use mine) there is a 50 bonus beauty point card with any purchase that is included every month, which is a great incentive to go out and shop lol! But, I always forget about it sadly! Anyways, what did I think about this box? I thought it was okay, definitely not the best I have received, but not horrible, and the sample sizes are decent, but SO many hair products, I don’t really ever use hair products, so I was disappointed in that for sure, I want MORE makeup, I mean come on, don’t we all? I do love the KVD liquid lipstick though, it’s almost to bright, like unwearable bright, but I do love the formula, so maybe on occasion I could try this one out, it’s a pretty purple color, and there is not a better formula on the market that even comes close to KVD, but obviously I love everything by the brand, so that’s never an issue, lol!! So overall, this month’s box, was just okay, I hope next month for July will be better, and include less hair products! What did you all get in your box? I am always interested in what everyone else gets, because everyone’s boxes are different, well, I think there are about 4 or 5 different variations. Thanks for reading, Happy Sunday, and I hope you all have a great end to your weekend!! 

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Milani “Keep It Sweet” Sugar Lip Scrub & “Keep It Sweet” Sugar Lip Treatment Review

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Hello lovies, welcome to the blog today, I hope you are all doing well, and happy Friday, yeah it’s Friday already, I really can’t believe it, this week sure has flown by! I wanted to at least get 2 blog posts up this week, to keep up with goals, because last week was a bust, to busy I tell ya! I hope you are all looking forward to a relaxing, and enjoyable weekend! I also hope the weather is nice, and warm, and sunny for you, I sure hope it is for me that’s for sure, please sun, please come visit me, lol!! 

I have a fun post for you today, I was able to purchase this set from a private seller in a makeup group, because none of my local drugstores carry them, I knew they were releasing, and really wanted to give them a try, because I don’t own anything from Milani, and I am obsessed with lip scrubs, and treatments, so these were a must have, must try for me. I was so lucky to find them for sale, and she shipped them to me. I got them a while ago, and am just now getting around to trying them, and OMG I am in love, I will definitely be purchasing these again when they run out. These retails for $10 each, and are available at drugstores, although Milani does go on sale from time to time, so they do go on sale. These are both hard to find as I know, and when they are restocked, they do sell out quickly, because they are quite popular, and everyone loves them, and I can see why! I love both of them. They smell so sweet like vanilla cupcakes, no joke, or like frosting, the scent is amazing, and isn’t over powering, or to strong. My lips in the winter get very dry, and cracked, and I am always looking for a good lip scrub, and treatment, I use both of these products now 2-3 times a week, and it is really helping to not only exfoliate my lips, but truly moisturize them as well. I think purchasing both was the smartest idea, because using the combination really seems to work the best, although I do use just the lip treatment on it’s own throughout the day as well, and enjoy it on it’s own, it keeps my lips supple, and juicy feeling, much lip a balm, but a thick balm, so it’s really a treatment. This especially works well overnight, it’s my favorite, and lives on my nightstand! It’s a must have in my opinion, and definitely recommend it! Milani is a great brand, and has a lot of great products, I would love to try more now! Let me know if you have tried either of these, and how you like them! Thanks for reading, and your support as always! 🙂

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Keep It Sweet Sugar Lip Scrub: Smoothes and exfoliates lips for an instant polished and revitalized look. Natural sugar granules soften skin with a kiss of sweetness, leaving lips feeling nourished and prepped for color. Use 2-3 times per week and follow with Keep It Smooth Luxe Lip Treatment for the ultimate lip luxury experience.

Apply a small amount with finger and gently massage lips to buff away dry flakes. Tissue off.

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Keep It Smooth Luxe Lip Treatment: Restores your dry lips and prevents lips from becoming chapped with deeply moisturizing Shea Butter and six Ultra-Hydrating Oils—Coconut, Olive, Sweet Almond, Macadamia, Jojoba, and Argan. The smoothing and soothing treatment provides instant comfort—day or night—fines lines are minimized and lips are kissably soft.

Apply a small amount with finger and gently massage lips.

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Olay Sponge Dual Sided Body Cleanser

Hello lovies! Happy Friday to all of you! I am really trying to get caught up on blogs, so that they are scheduled, and that equals way less stress for me, so it will be a good thing!! I like to do a few posts at a time while watching a movie, so that’s what I am doing right now!! It makes it much easier, and for some reason it helps my mind flow, making my writing better as well, which is definitely a plus! I hope you are all having a good end to your week, mine has been, as always a busy one that’s for sure! Time just continues to fly by! 

I was at my local Target, and saw a really cool display, it was light and everything! I will post some pictures, because wow, it was pretty amazing, and really attracted me, and made me want to try this product, funny as that sounds! They were really trying to push this product at Target, and at Walgreens I have seen recently as well. They have a really cool display, and pretty much screams buy me, give me a try!! Lol! Their marketing, and advertising is on point for these! These new products come in 3 different types/ scents which are Old Spice, Olay, & Ivory. I only purchased one though, the Olay, because it smelt amazing, and had to give that one a try! 

This is a brand new product from Proctor & Gamble, the company who owns Olay. It is so innovative, and a totally new concept in body cleansing. I thought it looked so easy, and convenient to use, so I knew I had to give it a try. Let me tell you, the display, and packaging is pretty cute as well. It’s so new, and hip, a totally new concept to a body sponge. It’s a sort of all in one, scrub, clean, smooth, and hang to dry, sounds easy right? The scent is very strong, if you are not into strong scents, you will not like this. As soon as you open the plastic packaging, the scent becomes a bit overpowering, but it dissipates when you first use it. It lathers, and scrubs very well, all while maintaining a fresh, clean, flowery scent. It cleanses really well, your entire body, and rinses clean as well, with no residue left on the skin. I love the hanger, it’s rubberized, and comes apart, it can practically hang on anything, or anywhere, making it really easy to use! I have used it 10 times/days so far, I hope it lasts, because it’s a pretty cool product! It is expected to last for 30 days, I haven’t seen if it does or not. I hope it does though! I enjoy using it. The price is a bit expensive though, at $9.99, I most likely won’t repurchase it unless it goes on sale, for 30 days, I feel it’s a bit overpriced. Let’s jump right into my review! 

Buy Here @Target

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Olay: Dual Sided Body Cleanser (soothing orchid & black currant) 

Just Add Water it exfoliates & smooths 

Scrub

Clean

Smooth

Hang to Dry

Remove DUO from its packaging and tear open the plastic sleeve. Just add water; the cleanser inside DUO lathers with rich suds when wet. Enjoy a complete, close clean with the exfoliating side and smooth side. Use both sides as you like, DUO contours perfectly to your body’s every curve. Use daily and hang to dry. When the lather fades, it’s time to get a new one.

• Olay DUO, a flexible, dual-sided body cleanser that exfoliates, cleanses, and smooths skin
• Contours along your curves for a close, gentle clean
• Just add water for rich cleansing lather, then hang DUO to dry after each shower
• Cleans 2X better than our basic body wash + a puff
• Exotic scent of soothing orchid and rich black currant
• Size: 3.1 oz

Thank you for reading, what do you think about this new product? Is it something ou would like to try? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to know your thoughts. I purchased this with my own money for review purposes.

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Lorac California Dreaming Collection Review & Swatches

Hi there everyone, and welcome to the blog today!! Happy Thursday, how has this week truly flown by I tell ya!! Hey, just a shoot out to all the new followers, welcome, welcome, come in, and stay a while, and check out some awesome new makeup!! Please comment as well, I love interacting!! Thanks! Today’s post is going to be all about the new Lorac California Dreaming collection!! OMG when I first saw pictures for this collection, I literally died, can any of you guess why?? I mean try hard here, lol!! I LOVE the packaging!! Butterflies? Cats? Yes please!! This packaging is so bo ho, so unique, and hipster, I just love it so much!! I think Lorac nailed it with this collection! Let’s get right into the review, as there are tons of pictures, so be sure to check them out, for more details, and information. I am going to review the collection as a whole, and state what I enjoy most about each piece of the California Dreaming collection. Let’s get right into it!!

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette Here $30 @Khols

Purchase California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette Here $30 @Ulta

Featuring 12 matte and shimmer shades, this LORAC California Dreaming eyeshadow palette provides an array of on-trend hues.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Includes: Sand Castle, Button, Overcast, Bonfire, Hot Toddy, Starfish, Seaside, Cable Knit, Cozy, Boots, Kitty Cat and 65⁰ shades
Features 12 matte and shimmer shades with a variety of highlight, crease, lid, and liner shades
Soft, universal eyeshadow palette
PRODUCT DETAILS
Includes: (12) eyeshadows (.34 oz. total weight)

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Blush Palette Here $30 @Khols

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Blush Palette Here @Ulta

This LORAC California Dreaming cheek palette contains four limited-edition shades to use as a highlighter, blush and bronzer.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Includes: Sunlight, Wavelength, Ray and Golden Hour shades
Contains four limited-edition shades to add highlight, color and glow to your complexion
Versatile highlight, blush and bronzer palette
PRODUCT DETAILS
Includes: 4 cheek colors (.48 oz. total weight)

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Liquid Lipstick 4 pc. Here $36 @Khols

Featuring two new exclusive shades and two best-selling shades, this LORAC California Dreaming liquid lipstick set has the most on-trend shades straight from LA.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Includes: Soft Pink, Light Peach, Plum Brown and Soft Mauve shades
HOW TO USE
For a subtle effect, apply one of the darker shades to the entire lip. Then apply one of the lighter shades to the center of the lips.
Lightly blend the two shades together by tapping the lips with your ring finger.
PRODUCT DETAILS
Includes: (4) .11 oz. liquid lipsticks

Well, let’s talk pricing first, what do you all think? Do you think Lorac pricing is okay? Too much? I think it is just right! You are paying for quality, and that says a lot!! I believe these are exclusive to Ulta and Khols, and possibly the Lorac website!! Get them while you can because they are selling out fast, I had to order some online because my store (Khols) wasn’t getting any in stock, frustrating my so glad I got them, they are seriously beautiful!! I can’t even deal with the cute packaging, so cute! I knew I had to have the whole collection, these were made for ME! Lol hehe! The packaging is the typical Lorac packaging, sturdy cardboard, with a high quality mirror inside the palette, the designs are imprinted, and raised which adds a fun spark to the palettes!! The packaging has butterflies, cats, gemstones, snowflakes, and just pretty objects, like I said very hip, boho, hipster, modern, spritual, and unique, I am really digging it, perfect for me! The colors in both the eyeshadow, and blush palettes are both very buttery, pigmented, bendable, soft, but I do want to mention they are a bit powdery, kind of typical of Lorac pressed powders though. They are quite crumbly, which is wasteful in my opinion, they do blend nicely, but I am not sure this formula is the same as the Mega Pro formula, maybe it’s just the way I swatched, with them, not sure. Regardless they are still very good quality with a wide variety of colors, mattes, and shimmers, all very beautiful! Okay the lipsticks, OMG my goodness, these are literally the best liquid lipsticks I have EVER tried, no joke, see the pictures for lasting ability, the last photo is after I scrubbed with soap, water, and a paper towel, they are fully waterproof, and do last, and stain your lips, so be aware, they do try perfectly matte, I tried to get pictures of first application, and dried, then wet again, hoping to help show wearing power. I highly recommend these, they smell like vanilla cupcakes, and apply very opaque, and no re dipping the wand into the tube, a little goes a long way! This set of 4 is a great deal because just one I think is around $18 each! Definitely get this collection if it’s something you love, like I do, it will look flattering, and beautiful on many skin tones, I am in love!! What do you think about this collection?

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PUR Cosmetics Brand Review: Dreamworks Trolls Eyeshadow Palette

Purchase the trolls eyeshadow palette here

Purchase the trolls eyeshadow palette at Khols here

Hello lovies!! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I can’t believe it’s already Valentine’s Day! MEHHHH, I’m single so I don’t really care about V-day anyways, but I still have a lot to love, and be happy about 🙂 just kind of a Debbie Downer on this day, lol, sorry. I did buy myself flowers, makeup, and a tart, I mean duh, it was a must!! I hope you are all enjoying today. I wanted to do a beautiful V-day inspired post, but ran out of time, so I did this for today, because it needed to get posted 🙂 I hope you enjoy today’s post on the PUR cosmetics Dreamworks Trolls eyeshadow palette!!

I think the palette is so cute! I recently saw the trolls movie, about a month ago, and am obsessed with trolls (since I was young) because they are just so sweet, and so fun, that troll hair though, right? I feel like that hair describes mine in the morning perfectly lol! I really enjoyed the movie, and love Justin Timberlake, who doesn’t right? Ya with me on that? 🙂 Anyways, I actually watched it while in Las Vegas for work, with my favorite littles, so it was super fun! I love all the songs in the movie! And let’s talk about all the bright colors, such pretty colors!! So fun, so cute, I definitely recommend it if you enjoy trolls, and happy movies! 

My Review:

Okay, let’s jump right into the review! This palette is by PUR cosmetics, yes a decent, affordable brand, but still not very well heard of or known. This, and the lip gloss set were actually my first ever purchases from the brand, so I was very curious, yet unsure due to prices. I knew this was releasing (the palette) and had seen sneak peeks of the colors, and design on instagram. I knew that I had to have it, the colors just spoke to me, I love the pop of fun! I don’t have many bright, fun, pigmented palettes like this one, so it will take some time figuring out how to use it, but I still love it! And guess what? The price is $29, wait what?? Yep, for a 16 pan eyeshadow palette! Fantastic!! There are a couple of pops of color but mostly neutrals, nothing that’s to crazy, or wild. I think, and consider this palette very wearable. The color payoff is alright, the swatch pigmented, and buttery, but not as good as what I am used to by other high end branded eyeshadows. The formula is nice, easily blendable, and not chalky, or to powdery, but they could blend better, especially the really bright shades in the palette, they were a little tough to blend out, not terrible, just not great. For the price, I really think it’s a good deal, great color payoff, and shade selection, and for 16 different shadows, I think it’s worth a try. I do want to mention that this PUR cosmetics Trolls palette is hard to find. It is sold out in a lot of stores (Khols) and sold out online on the PUR cosmetics website, it’s a popular one! But it is available online at Khols now, yeah, hip, hip, hooray! Get it while you can!! I was able to find mine in store at my local Khols! 

More Information:

Show your true colors.
You loved this palette so much that we are sold out. Available NOW on Kohls.com and in store now at your local Kohl’s. This 16-piece eye shadow collection, inspired by the film Trolls by DreamWorks, offers never-before-seen shades that are as colorful and unique as you are. Enjoy this vivid and inspiring collection full of attitude for endless eye looks. Please use the Khol’s link above to purchase! Thx!

For a subtle wash of color, apply each eye shadow with a PÜR eye shadow brush. For a more dramatic look, dampen the brush for intense color or tap the eye shadows on the lid with your finger.

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Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystal Lip Balm Review

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Hello lovies, welcome to the blog today!! Yeah for Friday, Happy Friday ya’ll!! This has been a crazy week, with not much sleep, damn insomnia has kicked in overdrive this week, I am barely functioning at work right now 😦 Anyways, I am glad it’s the weekend, but it will be busy as well, so I wanted to make sure that I get some blogs wrote, and accomplished! I am definitely trying hard to post 3-4 times per week, so far, so good! Wish me luck!! I am making it a priority now, since I am getting such wonderful responses from all of you, it seems like you are all enjoying it! I have a fun little blog post for you all today, I wanted to purchase this new lip balm from Burt’s Bees ever since it launched, and it’s been a challenge thus far finding it, but I saw a super cute display, and wanted to get all 3, but I controlled myself, lol!

I am a huge Burt’s Bees fan, have been for years now, LOVE their lip balms, I have so many, I think I have every flavor, no joke, who’s with me on that? I am obsessed, so when a new product comes out, I am so interested in trying it! I am so glad I came across the display, and man is it cute or what? I stopped in to my local Rite Aid, and found them, yeah! I was pretty excited. They come in 3 different flavors, Red Raspberry, Tropical Pineapple, and Sweet Orange, they all sound yummy, and smell amazing! I may end up getting all of them, we will see, I didn’t love the formula though, so I’m not sure if I will. Have you tried it yet? What do you think? 

My Review:

Okay, let’s jump right into my review, the price of these are $3.99 each, which I think is fair for a lip balm at the drugstore. Let’s talk about the super cute packaging!! I think it’s great, and they nailed it aiming for the younger, or older crowds alike! I love the bright colors, and the theme! I noticed at first application of this lip balm (I got the Red Raspberry flavor) that it wasn’t like their normal formula, I was expecting burst of flavor from the crystals, I didn’t get that all, I think that’s all marketing, crazy as that sounds. I also had to use a lot of product, yes my lips were dry, but I had to go over my lips like 5 times!! That’s a lot for a lip balm, it just didn’t glide on well at all, the flavor, and scent was nice, I could lick it, but that’s not really the purpose of a lip balm. I found the formula to be a little drying actually, and didn’t last on my lips at all sadly. I don’t think I will be purchasing anymore, but will remain a fan of Burt’s Bees for sure!! 

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Raspberry Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Raspberry At Target Here

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Tropical Pineapple At Target Here

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Orange Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Sweet Orange At Target Here

Purchase Any Flavor At Ulta Here

Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm nourishes with long lasting moisture to keep lips smooth with a burst of real fruity goodness. This natural lip balm glides on with a moisturizing texture and a taste of real raspberry. Formulated with hydrating beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower oil and antioxidant rich raspberry extract to keep dry lips moist, soft and smooth. This product is made with 100% natural ingredients and the packaging is 100% recyclable. Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm pampers your lips with fruity goodness.

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L’Oreal Paris Infallible PAINTS/LIPS Review & Swatches

Hello all my lovies!!! Guess what happened on Friday???? I reached a huge goal of mine for blogging! Yeah finally a good number of followers, I have all of you to thank for your amazing support, and love!! Thank you to the moon, and back, you are all the best, and can’t wait to see if I can reach an even bigger number soon, so feel free to spread the word about my blog, I would greatly appreciate it!! I am here sitting watching yet another scary movie while blogging, oh and it’s a good one so far!! Anyways, I hope you are all having a lovely day so far! I am just catching up on blogging tonight. Today I am sharing with you some beautiful lip products by Loreal! These are the new Loreal infallable paints for lips! They come in a huge variety of colors, and are available at most drugstore’s now, I will leave some links below if you would like to purchase! I picked 2 (the most me colors) I am in love with them already!! 

Purchase from Walmart.com here

Purchase from Walgreens.com here

Purchase from Target.com here

My Review:

Let me start by saying, I have had these for a few weeks now, they have been backed up in my “to blog” pile, yep, I have one of those, funny to admit that :). I bought them at Walgreens right when they launched, and became available. I saw the display, it was completely full, so I knew they had just been put out, because at my local Walgreens new makeup goes very fast, so I got my fair share of what colors I wanted, yeah! So I decided to pick up these 2 because they were perfect colors for me, I am a nude girl, I do admit! I felt like these 2 were unique, and so pretty! The shade range in these are pretty wild, and bold in my opinion, definitely couldn’t pull off most of these colors, lol. I was surprised when I opened them because I was expecting a sponge type applicator from the tube, kind of like how the Too Faced melted are, but to my surprise, nope they have a doe foot applicator, which I was very happy about. It’s unique, and a sponge tip applicator with a little hole, or divit in the middle, and holds the perfect amount of product for a full application. IT’s so highly pigmented that you really only need 1 dip of the wand applicator into the tube. They truly are like paint, they glide on very smoothly, and the texture isn’t sticky at all! It applies as a kind of wet look, and remains that way, a very wet type liquid lipstick in my opinion, definitely not matte. I really do enjoy these, and the color remains for hours, it is kind of staining though, like I said VERY pigmented, and full of color! I do want to mention that. I think these are a must have, really glad I picked them up! 

Info About Them:

Lacquer up lips in high-impact liquid color. In one stroke, the designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant, full-coverage color to lips for comfortable wear. Available in 14 high-impact colors, from nude to bold.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible PAINTS/LIPS
Saturated with pigments
High color impact
Designer applicator

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