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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Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water- Resistant Lip Topcoat “White Lie” Review

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Hello lovies! Happy Saturday, I have been wanting to switch up my posting days, since I don’t really have a strict schedule, I would love to know your thoughts on this, and what you think, I won’t be changing the time that I post them, because I feel like 8 AM PST is a good time for everyone, but who knows, please let me know what you all think, I would appreciate some constructive feedback. Thank you! Okay, let’s get right to the blog post today. As you can already guess, this has been sitting on my “to do” list for a while now. I actually bought it right when it launched. I was super excited about it, because as a lot of you know, I am seriously obsessed with anything translucent, iridescent, shiny, opal like, oh you know, all the pretty things, lol! I thought this was such a cool product, new, innovative, and I had to have it! I at least had to have 1 of the 12 shades, and this shade was the only one that I wanted, funny, I would like a few more, but I knew this one was for me. It is absolutely beautiful!! I mean, just for the glitter alone, the colors, and the effect that it provides is so worth it! The lip topcoats retail for $18, and are available where Urban Decay is sold. I purchased mine at Macy’s! I think the retail price is pretty reasonable for the amount of product you get. I feel like because this is a top coat, that it will last for a long time, because with this product, you don’t need much, and a little goes a long way! By applying this top coat, it completely transforms any lip color, or lipstick, and makes it look totally different, I really think it’s such a fun, and innovative new product! I have seen topcoats before, but this is definitely more glittery, and really changes the look! This is perfect for a night out, from going from a day to night look, and just so fun! IT is shade shifting, and gives a duo chrome effect on the lips, without being over drying, it dries down, and melts perfectly into the lip color that it coats. I do have a complaint though, I don’t like the applicator brush, it makes the product clump together, and get chunky, which does goes away once it is applied to the lips, but it could’ve been more thought out, and designed better, I do however love the packaging, and the product is great, I know other’s haven’t enjoyed it, but I do like it, and think it does exactly what it was intended to do, which is transform your lips, and give a completely different look to them, while maintaining moisture, and smoothness. I think you should give it a try, I think you will love it as much as I do! I always love Urban Decay products, and some of them are my absolute favorite!! Thank you for reading! 

What it is:
A top coat that transforms any lip color for a completely customized look.

What it does:
Go from all-business to a party look in one swipe with Urban Decay’s Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat. It transforms any lip color from beautiful to beyond. Apply this shade-shifting topcoat over cream, metallized and matte shades of UD’s Vice Lipstick or any Vice Liquid Lipstick to create a completely customized look.

Instantly morph your favorite colors and make it look like you spent hours crafting an Instagram-worthy lip look—or wear these shades alone. Available in shimmer, glitter, and metallic finishes, Urban Decay’s innovative, comfortable, gel-cream formula dries down quickly for long-lasting wear that never feels sticky. Vice Special Effects not only lasts, but also creates a water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath and prevents it from moving around on your lips.

Vice Special Effects comes in a clear tube (so you can see the shade inside) with gold accents. To set it apart from Vice Liquid Lipstick, Urban Decay gave it an iridescent white cap. The flexible brush applicator helps the formula glide on smoothly, without messing up any lipstick underneath. Marine Filling Spheres™, rich in marine collagen, deliver moisturizing and skin-smoothing properties.

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Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Luminizing Drops Review in the color **rosé**

Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Luminizing Drops rosé review, hello there lovies, let’s jump right into today’s blog post!! Let me tell you, it’s a pretty one, and the pigment is incredible as well, so so beautiful!! So, I am first going to say, that I got these at a discount, thankfully, I paid $14.99 for this, it is full size, and was brand new in the box! I found it at Marshall’s! I have found TONS of the Algenist line at Marshall’s, and TJmaxx in the last month or so, amazing deals, literally half the price of retail, I have picked up a few of the makeup products, this being one of them, and have really been loving them so far, so I thought I would do a review for this one, since it’s my favorite, and SO beautiful! My Marshall’s only had 1 of these, so I had to grab it! I was excited, because I have a sample size of this, and have tried it, and knew it was an awesome highlighter/ illuminizer! This comes in 3 different shades, the one that I was able to purchase is in the shade Rose, yes it’s gorgeous, and a must have in my opinion! It is so versatile, and is very light in formula, and I love putting just a little on the tops of my cheek bones, it gives the perfect amount of shine, and shimmer, but still remains light, not overpowering, without the chunky glitter look. Also, a little of this goes a long way, so this bottle will last for years I am sure! This is available at Sephora and retails for $38, but you can find them at TJMaxx, and Marshall’s right now, you just have to look! This is actually healthy, and good for your skin, check out the chart below! Buy it at Sephora.com here

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Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A multi-use featherweight drop formula which can be used alone for an enhanced highlighting effect or added to your favorite beauty products to impart a radiant glow.

Solutions for:
– Dullness and uneven skin tone
– Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
This lightweight serum highlighter captures and diffuses light for a soft-focus, illuminated radiance. Algacorrecting Complex color corrects and targets uneven skin tone while ultra-fine, luminous pearls impart a subtle, radiant glow. It is available in three shades that highlight targeted areas with a gold, pink, or silver glow.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
These products are also formulated without synthetic dyes, GMOs, or triclosan. They are noncomedogenic, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and suitable for all skin types.

Shades:
Champagne: illuminating gold
Rosé: glowing pink
Pearl: highlighting silver

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Sephora Play Box May 2017 #264 Review (it’s a good one)

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Hello all you lovely people, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and a good start to your week, boo for Monday, right? Oh well, got to get er done! I have been so incredibly busy with work, no time for blogging once again, but this week it is a slow week, so I plan on doing lots of catching up, I am going to Las Vegas again for work at the end of this week, yeah, so excited for some sunshine, and pool time! I plan on having pre scheduled posts though for next week, so I have lots of catching up to do, I need to work on being more consistent, that’s for sure, and something I know I need to work, and make time on! Thank you for your continued support, and hanging in there, and reading my posts, I love you all for that!! I’ve got some fun posts coming up this week, starting with today’s post on the Sephora play box for May 2017, it’s a pretty good box, and I am pretty satisfied with it, so even though it’s late, I still wanted to share it with you all, I hope you enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions, etc! The Sephora play box is $10 a month, which includes shipping, it’s a great deal, and I definitely recommend it, it’s been really good lately, and offers a great variety of products, and brands to try out! It’s such a fun way to experiment, and sample different brands that I normally wouldn’t be able to try, or wouldn’t be interested in trying as well, so like I said, it’s definitely worth a try, if you haven’t subscribed already!! You can sign up for it on the Sephora website, at Subscribe Here for Sephora Play Box! Thanks for reading, and let’s dive right into what I got in my Sephora Play Box!

The Subscription Box: Play! by Sephora

The Cost: $10

The Products: Five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample, a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks, and a PLAY! PASS for in-store learning.

Each box comes with a Play! Pass, which is a card you can use at Sephora (in-store) to get 50 extra rewards points, and you can also get one-on-one tutorials and tips of products from a Sephora consultant.

FYI – The box variation I received this month is box ending in #264. I don’t know, or there is no way to know which box you will be receiving until you see the item number when it ships in your account, it varies a lot! To find out which box you’re receiving at the beginning of each month, follow these instructions:
“If you log in through a browser, not the app, and go to my account > account details > online orders and open the play! Order Details, you can see the “item number” next to the image.”

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Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt – 1.35 fl oz, Value $9.50

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser – 1 oz, Value $10.71

TreStique Highlight & Perfect Multipurpose Stick – .05 oz?, Value $8?

NudeStix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Greystone – Value $9?

Grande Cosmetics GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper – sample size, Value $4?

Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk – sample vial, Value ?

My Review: Wow, see I told you this was a good box! I am really glad that I got this box, the overall value is around $41, and it only cost me $10 (shipping included) I think that is an amazing value this month. This variation was perfect for me, Sephora is getting better at picking the right products for me,  yeah! I really enjoy everything in the box, the only product that was new to me, that I haven’t tried out was the Grande Lips lip plumper in clear. I have heard of the brand, but I haven’t tried it until getting it in the box, I like it, but it wasn’t very plumping, I am used to products like too faced lip injection, or buxom lip plumping glosses, this was a nice gloss, but it didn’t really do anything for my lips, I will continue to use it though as a clear gloss, or clear topper. Everything else I have tried, and really enjoy a ready. I especially love the Christophe Robin cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt, I have tried this before, and loved the way it made my hair feel, this brand has really impressed me with all their products that I have tried, I may even consider purchasing a full size at some point, I also really love the way it smells, it’s the perfect beachy scent! This month’s box overall was great, I am excited to continue to try out the products! Can’t wait to see what next months box will bring! 

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Tarte Cosmetics: Make Believe In Yourself Collection Haul

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Hello all my beautiful lovies!! Happy weekend, I hope you are all doing well, and having a lovely weekend, even though it’s the end, lol! Sorry about not posting this week, I didn’t really mean to not post, it just kind of happened, life I guess! I am playing a bit of catch up with everything, and today I have a fun post, that I have been meaning to get up for a while, sorry it’s late, but still relevant for sure. I feel in love with this collection the second I saw it, even when it wasn’t even available yet. I love it all, seriously everything is SO beautiful, I wanted the entire collection, but just ended up purchasing most of them 🙂 I couldn’t resist, the packaging, and rainbow, unicorn design is EVERYTHING! I knew I had to have at least the brush set, and the eyeshadow palette, because they are just a must have in my book, and were screaming my name, definite must haves! Tarte Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands, always have been, and have many of their products, including about every blush they have lol, for real though, I love everything Tarte! Let’s jump right into the haul, I didn’t do swatches this time, because their are already so many online, so I mainly just wanted to share my haul, and what I got from the collection with all of you, let me know if you got anything from the make believe in yourself collection, and how you like it! I am loving everything so far, my favorite it is the brush set, the unicorn handles and colors of the bristles are just so pretty, love them, they are absolutely stunning, and are very high quality! My other favorite is the eyeshadow palette, I am obsessed with metallic shades, so I knew I would love these, they are very pigmented, but my only complaint is that they don’t transfer well to the eyelid with a brush unfortunately, it’s almost to powdery of a formula, you really have to layer up a bit to achieve the pigmentation, which is a bummer, because you have to use a lot of product. I do LOVE the lights, camera, lashes mascara, it’s always been a favorite mascara of mine, this limited edition holographic packaging really gives me life, I can’t stop starring at it, it lengthens my lashes, and adds volume, love this mascara formula! I recommend at least getting the mascara, just for the formula, and beautiful packaging! 🙂

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Tarte Cosmetics: ***make believe in yourself collection*** 

***magic wands brush set*** $39

*eye & cheek palette*** $40

***spellbound glow rainbow highlighter*** $30

***spellbound sprinkle face & body glitter*** $15

***lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara*** $23

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Sephora Favorites “Give Me Some Nude Lip” Set

Hello lovies!! I hope you are all having a great end to your week, boy has this week seriously flown by SO fast!! So much for keeping my goal of posting 3 times a week, man what happened I tell ya! Well, I was with my family all weekend, that’s what, yeah for spending time with my sweet nephews, they are 3 and 5, and we had so much fun, although I brought my computer, and have every intention of blogging, and catching up when they went to bed, that didn’t happen, because this Aunty Nene was exhausted! LOL, so I am still playing a bit of catch up on everything this week, and am just now getting around to posting, so I apologize for that, thank you for checking out this post today! Happy Thursday, and Happy Spring, yeah finally it has sorta stopped raining here in Oregon, well for a few hours at a time anyways before it comes back, and the sun has made his lovely appearance, which I LOVE, my gosh the sun, I remember it! 🙂 Let’s jump right into today’s post! Happy reading, and as always please comment below if you’d like, I always respond 🙂

I seriously am obsessed with all the Sephora Favorites, but the lippy sets always speak to me the most, and I just love them, this one was all nudes, what is better then that? This is a must have for any nude lippy lover like myself! Sephora Favorites give me some nude lip set retails for $28, but it is an $88 value, so these Sephora Favorites kits are always an amazing deal, they do sell out fast, as this one has in the past, but it is restocked now currently online, I am not sure if it is in stores or not though, hopefully they are! Make sure you grab it if you are wanting it, as with any Sephora Favorites, these are always very popular, and will eventually sell out, and be no longer available. This set contains a total of 7 products, 2 full size, 5 deluxe sample size. This set also includes some of my favorite lip products, and brands, so I knew I had to get it! The mini’s are just so cute as well!! This set is perfect for anyone, the packaging alone is SO cute, but the products, and presentation are even better! I am not swatching these, but I am showing  you everything that comes in the set, if you have any questions let me know 🙂 Thanks for reading! 

What it is:
A mulitbranded nude-hued lip set.

What it does:
Get our nude-ist edition to Give Me Some Lip™! This neutral set features six must-haves to create the perfect nude lip look. This set includes two full-size and four deluxe-size nude lip essentials: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb to Too Faced’s Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B. Find the perfect nude shade for your lips and explore different nude lip colors.

This set contains:
– 0.05 oz/ 1.55 g Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb (beige nude)
– 0.07 oz/ 1.55 g Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian (nude)
– 0.009 oz/ 0.25 g Estée Edit The Barest Contour lip Liner in 05 In The Buff (satin nude) FULL SIZE
– 0.05 oz/ 1.7 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in 246 Slow Burn (creamy nude rose)
– 0.08 oz/ 2.3 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B (matte soft mauve)
– 0.11 oz/ 3.4 g Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte (medium brown) FULL SIZE

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Tarte Cosmetics Magic Collection *Now Available*

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Hello lovies!! OMG so this just happened today, I feel like I have been waiting forever for this collection to launch from Tarte Cosmetics, maybe it really wasn’t forever, but it sure felt like it, it must because I KNEW I had to have it all, this was right up my alley, and literally was calling my name, “Come and buy me Renee, it’s so magical, and it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of” yep, that’s it, lol! How many of you all did this collection say the same to? I mean holographic, magical, glitter, glam, and beautiful all wrapped in a collection by one of my favorite beauty/makeup brands, yes please, can I get a hell yes? lol! So, the purpose of this post is to share photos, and links, so you can also get your hands on this collection! It just launched today on the Tarte Cosmetics website, and will be launching at Sephora (app only) on Friday March 17th, and Ulta I am not sure when, also I am not sure of when this collection will be launching in stores. I can keep this post updated though 🙂 Okay, this collection is absolutely stunning!! The entire collection is special limited edition so please if you want anything in this collection, don’t wait, as I am sure it will all sell out quickly. I mean, just the packaging alone, OMG, I literally screamed when I saw previews of this collection, I am a Tarte Cosmetics junkie, and own MANY of their products, including pretty much every large palette, and every blush, lol, no joke. I can’t get enough!! I am so excited to get my order, so I can review everything, and share with all of you! Let’s check out the magical pictures now, let’s get to it already! Have a wonderful day, and be magical!! P.S. I love unicorns, always have since I was a little girl, so when I say this collection speaks to me, um yes, hell yes it sure does!! 

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