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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Ipsy Subscription Glam Bag - May 2016

Hello Beauties <3

If you subscribe to Ipsy, each month you will receive a cute Glam Bag filled with a mix of 5 full sized beauty products or deluxe samples all for just $10.

This month's theme is Destination Chic. The Glam Bag is purple and features a bunch of destinations. A perfect companion to bring along on any vacation or trip.

INSPR Beauty Eye Flush Brush - Value $12

Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eyeshadow Trio - Value $12

A trio of shimmer eyeshadows in Skinny Dip (copper), Crush (beige), and Lovely (brown)

Smashbox Cosmetics X Rated Mascara - Value $7 for 0.10 oz Full Size $22 for 0.30 oz

Clark's Botanical Smoothing Marine Cream - Value $38 for 0.50 oz Full Size $115 for 1,7 oz

Soo AE Collagen Essence Sheet Mask Set - Value $9 for 3 x 0.85 oz masks

  • Collagen - Firming & Elasticity
  • Brightening- Smooth Radiance (packed with ingredients to correct hyper pigmentation and brighten skin, while improving overall skin tone)
  • Propolis- Lifting & Radiance (improves skin's elasticity and radiance with honey extract) 

Stacey <3

Saturday, May 28, 2016

GlossyBox Subscription Box - May 2016

Hello Beauties <3

GlossyBox is a monthly subscription box that includes 5 full and deluxe size beauty items for $21 a month.

Here is a peek at the May box of beauties........

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara - Value $8 for 0.10 oz Full Size $24 for 0.30 oz

Adore Cellmax Elite Facial Serum - Value $250 for 0.50 oz Full Size $749.95 for 1.7 oz

Talika Photo Hydra Day Moisturizer - Full Size $29 for 1.0 oz

Rituals Cosmetics Shower Foam in Zensation - Value $3.75 for 1.6 oz Full Size $15 for 6.7 oz

Nioxin System 3 Cleanser & Scalp Therapy Conditioner - Value $5 for 1.7 oz each

Stacey <3

BoxyCharm Subscription Box - May 2016

Hello Beauties <3

BoxyCharm is a monthly subscription box that includes 5 full and luxury size beauty items for $21 a month. This month's theme is Spring Vibes - It's more than a feeling.

Here is a peek of the May box of beauties........

Makeup Geek Powder Blush Compact - Full Size $15 for 0.15 oz

Ella + Mila Nail Polish - Full Size $10.50 for 0.50 oz

The Brow Gal Clear Brow Gel - Full Size $20 for 0.169 oz

Starlooks Luxe Lip Liner - Full Size $19.50 for

Pur Double Ego Duo Ended Eyeliner - Full Size $21 Liquid Liner 0.02 oz Pencil 0.004 oz

Catherine Malandrino Romance de Provence Mini Spray - Value $21 for 0.30 oz

Approximate value of this box is $107

Stacey <3

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Play! by Sephora Subscription Box - May 2016

Hello Beauties <3

PLAY! by SEPHORA is a subscription box program. Each month you will receive five deluxe samples (plus a fragrance bonus) from the same prestige brands that you can find in Sephora stores, a PLAY! BOOK packed with tips, tricks, and helpful advice, a PLAY! PASS to redeem in-store for a free one-on-one tutorial and 50 bonus Beauty Insider points with any product purchase during the same store visit (each ticket may only be used once and expires after 30 days), a collectible makeup bag and an invitation by email to attend PLAY! DATE, a subscriber meetup held at select Sephora locations across the country. All this for $10 a month!

This month's theme is The Forces of Nature - Earth to Beauty. Discover products that are high performing and good for you, too. Take your beauty back to it's roots with hardworking formulas like a brightening facial treatment for petal soft skin, an antioxidant rich lipstick made with organic ingredients and more products that prove that looking beautiful is only natural. 

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kimchi - Value $8.65 for 0.05 oz
   Full Size $26 for 0.15 oz

Kimchi is described as a shocking pink. The color may not be for everyone so I'd suggest if it's too bright for you, try pairing it with Bite's Opal or OCC's Feathered to tone it down. These highly pigmented lipsticks are handcrafted to deliver extreme moisture and intense hydration using twelve edible oils and are very long wearing.

Tarteist Lip Crayon in Latergram - Value $2 for 0.001 oz  Full Size $18 for 0.01 oz

Latergram is described as a mauve two in one lip liner that primes and lines lips. It has an automatic twist up tool but it seems a bit dainty, maybe because it's a deluxe sample and much smaller than the full size version.

Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial - Value $12 for 0.34 oz
   Full Size $48 for 1.35 oz

A lightweight anti aging overnight facial in a jar that brightens, hydrates, evens skin tone and improves texture with wild rose oil. This is good for all skin types including normal, oily, combination, dry and sensitive. 

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask - Value $9 for 1.0 oz
   Also available in an 8 oz jar for $36

An intensive weekly treatment to restore essential hydration and enhance hair’s resilience to protect against future damage. This Deep Conditioning Mask works in minutes to restore essential hydration and natural vibrancy to dry, brittle, over-processed, and otherwise lackluster hair.

Origins Maskimizer Skin Optimizing Mask Primer - included was a 0.05 oz vial sample
   Full Size $22 for 3.2 oz

A skin-optimizing pre-treatment for masking that preps, primes, and optimizes skin. It improves spread-ability and rinse-ability of masks while hydrating, soothing, and boosting skin's radiance immediately. Great for use with every type of mask except peel-off, it softens skin and boosts hydration levels. 

Two Origin masks were also included in the box - Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask (clears pores) and Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask (quenches skin's thirst). Each sample was 0.10 oz

Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine - sample vial 

Orange Sanguine, a zesty and energizing burst of crushed ripe fruit, plays off sweet blood orange juice against bitter orange peel and sensual notes of geranium
Blood Orange, Bitter Orange, Jasmine, Geranium, Amber Woods, Tonka Beans, Sandalwood. 
Zesty. Energizing. Playful.

Stacey <3

Saturday, May 21, 2016

April Empties

Hello Beauties <3

Another month is gone and that means more beauty products have been used up.

Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water - Retail Price $32 for 8.4 oz

A pure and natural all-in-one cleansing water that removes makeup and impurities while toning and brightening skin. Dermaclear Micro Water is made with 85 percent active hydrogen mineral water instead of refined water and is formulated with 90 percent natural ingredients. This unique formula allows it to remove all impurities, makeup, and even mascara without irritation while it provides nutrients and superior moisturizing. Suitable for hypersensitive skins, the Derma Toning Complex leaves a fresh, clean feeling while toning and brightening.

Kat Von D Unlock It Makeup Remover Wipes - Retail Price $10 for 30 wipes

A pack of powerful yet gentle, oil-free makeup remover wipes that effectively eliminate long-wear, high-pigment makeup. Bold formulas begone - this pack of 30 wipes effortlessly unlocks makeup for a clean, refreshed complexion so skin is left ready for your next artistic adventure. The gentle texture is safe for use on face, eyes, and lips, and the smooth fibers promise not to irritate even the most sensitive skin. The antibacterial formula absorbs all moisture, eliminating potential for build-up. Fragrance-free and bio-degradable, this pack makes for a great travel companion.

Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cleansing Brightening Cloths - Retail Price $15 for 30 wipes

A package of luxe quilted cloths to cleanse and hydrate with radiance-boosting vitamin C and reparative Coq10, sweeping away dirt, oil, and makeup. Cleanse, brighten, and hydrate in one easy step. Vitamin C and Coq10 boost radiance and repair while black currant oil replenishes moisture for fresh, lustrous, youthful-looking skin. Easy to use and great for travel, each quilted cloth effortlessly sweeps away dirt, oil, and makeup, leaving behind a rejuvenated complexion. 

Equate Exfoliating Cleansing Towelettes - Retail Price $6.97 for 120 wipes

Get a quick pick-me-up wherever you go with these refreshing Equate Towelettes, 120 Count. Suitable for all skin types, they instantly deep clean and gently exfoliate your skin while on the go. They contain cucumber, aloe and green tea extracts. These dual-textured Equate facial cleansing towelettes are safe to use every day. You may also use them as a wet towel for humid days.
  • Exfoliating towelettes with cucumber, aloe and green tea. 
  • The deep-cleaning action with cucumber extract will leave your face feeling clean, smooth and refreshed.
  • Use daily to deep clean and exfoliate skin while removing dirt and impurities.
  • Each dual-textured towelette has one side with textured leads for gentle exfoliating and a smooth side for make-up removal

Swisspers Exfoliating Cotton Rounds - Retail Price $5 for 80 count

Swisspers premium exfoliating cotton rounds is one round with two surfaces. Use to cleanse and exfoliate. Applies toners, lotions and astringents. Removes foundation, nail polish, eye make-up and lipstick. The micro-bead exfoliating surface gently exfoliates skin - feel the difference immediately. Use every other day or as often as you need for a deep healthy clean. Use the super soft surface is gently cleanse skin and the embossed surface for great skin care. 

Sephora Collection Nourishing Body Butter in Coconut - Retail Price $15 for 6.76 oz

An ultra-rich body butter that deeply nourishes and leaves skin kissed with a delicious fragrance. Be beautiful and buttery smooth with this superior moisturizer that promises soft, supple skin. The non-greasy texture contains shea butter extract and Hydrosenn+ for an added boost of deep hydration. The delicate scent contains a unique extract to de-stress your senses and promises an instant inner lift.

Dr. Brandt Do Not Age Time Reversing Cream - Retail Price $132 for 1.7 oz

A nourishing, age-defying cream infused with an energetic blend of essential oils cream that helps reduce the look of aging skin. This product helps promote smooth, supple, youthful-looking skin.

In a consumer study lasting 30 days: 
- 100% of subjects reported that their skin felt replenished and hydrated after 1 day 
- 100% of subjects reported that their skin had become firmer and tighter after 2 weeks 
- 96% of subjects reported that their skin looked plumper and smoother after 1 month 
- 96% of subjects reported that the contour of their face looked redefined

Dr. Brandt Do Not Age Dream Night Cream - Retail Price $135 for 1.7 oz

An intense moisturizing cream that helps you wake up with a plumped, renewed, and replenished-looking complexion. It revives tired looking skin, while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. 

Research results: 
In a self-assessment survey of 30 women who used the product every evening for 4 weeks: 
After 1 night: 
- 97% reported that skin looks smooth and supple 
- 97% reported that skin feels hydrated, moisturized, and nourished 

After 2 weeks: 
- 100% reported that skin looks rested and fresher 
- 97% reported that it provides intense hydration 
- 93% reported that their skin looks plumper 

After 4 weeks: 
- 100% reported that product counteracts dryness and recharges tired skin 
- 93% reported that the appearance of lines and wrinkles has diminished

Origins Plantscription Anti Aging Power Serum - Retail Price $77 for 1.7 oz

An anti aging serum that improves visible signs of aging in as little as two weeks. This powerful, age-fighting serums visibly improves fine lines and wrinkles. The cocktail of ingredients helps give skin the look of resilient bounce while creating the appearance of firmer, more lifted skin. 

Korres Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Anti Wrinkle Night Cream - Retail Price $68 for 1.35 oz

A rich firming, contouring, and lifting night cream that works overnight. An intense treatment that delivers a continuous dose of black pine actives while you sleep for advanced firming, contouring, and lifting action to boost skin firmness, resist deep wrinkles, and prevent sagging. This clinically proven firming solution features the soft scent of warm wood and sensuous vanilla which gently dissipates as the product penetrates deeply into skin.

In a consumer use study after 2 weeks: 
- 100% saw improved skin elasticity 
- 100% felt their skin looked healthier 
- 100% reported softer skin 
- 95% saw visibly firmer skin 
- 95% felt their skin was smoother 

After 8 weeks: 
- 100% saw visibly lifted skin 
- 100% saw visibly firmer, smoother skin

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate - Retail Price $67 for 1 oz  

                                                                             $97 for 1.6 oz $125 for 1.25 oz

A one-of-a-kind, boosting, power-infusing face concentrate for youthful-looking skin. Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is the ultimate treatment for enhancing skin's essential multi defensive power against visible signs of aging, environmental factors, and daily stress. It restores skin’s powers to resist, protect, regenerate, and strengthen, leaving skin smooth and deeply nourished. 

Research results:
In a self-evaluation on over 200 women: 
- Immediately, skin feels full and supple with a silky smooth surface 
- In 1 week, skin appears to glow more than ever 
- In 4 weeks, firmness and resilience are improved and wrinkles are less visible

Lancome Visionnaire Nuit Beauty Sleep Perfector - Retail Price $88 for 1.7 oz

A gel-to-oil nighttime moisturizer that visibly nourishes skin while refining texture and pores for skin that is smoother, softer, and bouncy. Indulge in an antiaging gel-to-oil formula that has a gentle-calming effect on skin, transforming from a gel into an oil during application. Feel instant fresh hydration followed by the nourishing comfort your skin craves—without the heaviness or greasiness of a typical night product. This non-greasy and non-sticky formula includes a high concentration of glycerin, ceramides, and four plant-based oils (including rosa canina fruit oil) to work at an optimal level during skin's nightly repair cycle. 

Global Beauty Care Collagen Spa Treatment Masks - Retail Price $9.99 for 5 masks

Global Beauty Care Collagen Spa Treatment Mask is an effective facial skincare therapy, designed to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Our moisture-rich formula contains Collagen proteins and essential fatty acids. These ingredients help revive skin elasticity and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. They help to lift, firm and tone your skin. Just one treatment will leave your face feeling smoother & softer, looking younger & more radiant!

Wen by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner - Retail Price $32 for 16 oz

A cleansing conditioner designed to provide beautiful, shiny, and healthy-looking hair. WEN® Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner is a five-in-one formula that takes the place of your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler, and leave-in conditioner. It cleanses hair without lather or harsh sulfates. Your hair is left with strength, moisture, shine, and manageability. Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner is the perfect intro to cleansing conditioners, and it's the first step to smoother, shinier, healthy-looking hair. If you're looking to simplify your hair care routine, try this incredible formula.

Stacey <3

Friday, May 13, 2016

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick - Swatches & Review

Hello Beauties <3

I know I am late to this Urban Decay party, but better late than never. I have a bunch of these mini lipsticks but no full size. Who can pass up a good deal, right? When I saw they were 50% off, I knew it was time to add to my ever growing collection of lipstick.

Rush - pink mauve
1993 - matte medium brown
Naked 2 - medium beige nude
Naked - nude pink
Rapture - dusty mauve
Turn On - rosy pink
Fiend - muted rose
Bittersweet - matte bright purple
After Dark - matte medium dark berry pink
Venom - bright plum
Jilted - deep fuchsia shimmer with blue shift
Shame - deep berry

A luxury lipstick that delivers intense color payoff plus creamy shine. These Revolution Lipsticks are rich and buttery with the signature Urban Decay pigment-rich color you crave. Plan to be addicted for sure. Revolution Lipsticks glide on without dragging or skipping and hugs every curve. Just one swipe gives you a big, gorgeous lay down of color. And with shades that range from gorgeous nudes to bold brights, there’s something for everyone. 

For me. the darker shades like Venom, Bittersweet, After Dark lasted all day. From early in the morning until late at night, these lipsticks survived eating and drinking and I still needed a makeup wipe to remove it before bed.

Stacey <3 

Sephora Hauls - April 2016

Hello Beauties <3

April was a heavy haul month for me. There were too many great deals that were hard to pass up. Sephora had their 15% off sale so I was able to stock up on my Too Faced Born This Way foundation and Wen Deluxe Healthy Hair Care kit. Then Sephora had some Urban Decay + Gwen Stefani products on sale. I picked up some Sephora Favorites sets as well as some pretty good promos.

I'm hoping there aren't too many more good deals for awhile (A girl can hope, right?)

Stacey <3