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Sunday, June 26, 2016

BoxyCharm Subscription Box - June 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 Girls Just Wanna Have Sun - Salt in the Air and Sand in our Hair.

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

Ofra Oil Control Pressed Powder - $39.95 for 0.35 oz

LVX Nail Lacquer in Serene - $18 for 0.50 oz Whimsical Sky Blue

Girlactik Precise Eyeliner Marker in Black Noir - $20 for 0.041 oz

Cougar Beauty Mineral Face & Body Shimmer in Diamond Kiss - $16 for 0.14 oz

Farmacy Coconut Gel Mask Brightening Purple Broccoli - $24 for 3 pack

Approximate value of this box is $118

Stacey <3

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

May Empties

Hello Beauties <3

Here are my mini May empties - not too many but at least I used up a few more products.

Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner - Retail price $49 for 4 oz

I really enjoyed this toner. As I mentioned in previous blogs, I prefer a thicker toner so this one was perfect. It was not drying at all and in fact it hydrated my skin to the point where moisturizer was not even necessary before applying my makeup. During my nighttime skin routine, I still use a good night cream just because I like more hydration overnight. According to the description on Fresh' s website, this toner provides 24 hours of moisture and offers significant protection from environmental stressors while evening skin tone and refining skin texture. The radiance-boosting formula also softens the skin which allows ingredients to penetrate more deeply, enhancing the efficacy of your complete skincare ritual.

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.

Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water - Retail price $6 for 1.69 oz, $12 for 6.76, $20 for 13.5 oz

I bought this on a whim, probably as a "filler" on a Sephora order. I felt this was an okay cleansing water, it did remove any left over product left on my face after using a makeup wipe. This no rinse micellar product cleanses the face and eyes effectively in one simple step. Its soap-free formula features cleansing spheres that effectively capture and eliminate impurities and makeup. One of the ingredients, HydroSenn+ is said to be a proven factor in providing long lasting hydration, however I did not feel this was moisturizing at all.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Sand - Retail Price $39 for 1.0 oz

This is still my everyday go to foundation. I apply it with a Sigma F80 brush and sometimes I blend it out with a moistened beautyblender. An oil-free foundation for natural-looking, full coverage and a beautiful, radiant finish. Born This Way masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin. For coverage so undetectable, you can’t see the makeup or the imperfections just a natural-looking luminous flawless complexion. The revolutionary formula is infused with a potent combination of coconut water to naturally replenish moisture levels, nature’s resilient alpine rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity and hyaluronic acid for a smoother, more youthful appearance. 

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask
Retail Price $63 for a box of 12 packs (each pack contains 2 eye masks)

I love these eye masks, they are so concentrated and practically show visible results instantly. If you are looking for an eye treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines, brightens your skin, minimizes the look of dark circle, plumps and hydrates the skin, then try these eye masks. Your skin will feel softer and look smoother and healthier. Here is the description:

Pure Retinol Micro-Infusion technology penetrates skin instantly to smooth away the look of wrinkles. The mask conforms to skin to seal in essence and refine texture for 24-hour hydration. It also features Benefiance’s powerful WrinkleResist technology to prevent new wrinkle formation and help treat existing wrinkles. This product addresses three types of eye area wrinkles: corner crinkling, under eye wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Pure Retinol Micro-Infusion Technology delivers ultra small particles of retinol in an essence, providing an easily-absorbed formula with a higher concentration of the active ingredient. Wrinkle-Retouching Sheet is thicker, more adherent, and more flexible. It stays in place on the skin while physically stretching wrinkles and smoothing them out. It holds 20 percent more essence than the previous version. Smoothness-holding polymers in the essence stay on the skin surface for hours after mask removal, maintaining skin’s smoothness. 

Mirabella Face Primer - Retail price $29 for 0.45 oz

I received this primer in one of my beauty subscription boxes so I decided to give it a try. To my surprise, it was a decent primer. It is a silicone clear primer that evens out your skin's texture and acts as a pore filler creating a nice canvas for foundation. I probably would not purchase this since there are so many other good primers in that price range.

Nude ProGenius Omega Treatment Milk - Retail price $58 for 1.0 oz

This sample lasted 3 uses for me. Some serums have more of a liquidy consistency but this is a cream serum and I actually prefer this type. A skin-quenching serum packed with omega-rich super foods that promotes smooth, luminous, healthy-looking skin. This lightweight, fast absorbing but intense serum delivers instant hydration and nourishment to thirsty skin and can be used both day and night

Results from their website:
Immediately after use:
  • 100% said it quickly absorbs into skin*
  • 90.3% said skin feels revitalized*
  • 90.3% said skin feels instantly hydrated*
  • 83.9% said it helps even skin tone*
After 2 weeks of use:
  • 100% said skin feels smoother*
  • 83.9% said skin feels hydrated throughout the day*
  • 83.9% said skin appears rejuvenated after use*
  • 80.6% said skin feels more youthful*

*Results observed in a consumer panel survey on 31 subjects.

Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Serum - Retail Price $128.50 for 1.0 oz

 A highly concentrated serum that contains 30% hyaluronic acid to enable skin to attract and retain maximum moisture. It maximizes skin's moisture capacity while dual-action peptides stimulate natural collagen production and antioxidants to help protect skin from damaging free radicals. This serum is especially for those with dryness or dullness and who want an immediate improvement in the appearance of fine lines with cumulative improvements over time.

Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Advanced Repair Retinol Eye Cream - Retail Price $125.50 - 0.50 oz

A potent anti-aging treatment containing the highest non-prescription concentration of retinol, which works in synergy with the powerful antioxidant resveratrol and moisture-binding hyaluronic acid. It helps repair damage while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles in addition to firming loose skin, smoothing texture and restoring radiance.

Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream - Retail Price $22 for 1.0 oz

This lightweight hydrating oil free night cream plumps, firms and nourishes all skin types. Elastin, Collagen, and Hyaluronic Acid combine with the vitamins and minerals found in Bladderwrack Extract to nourish dehydrated skin. The result is smooth, dewy, younger-looking skin overnight.

Mario Badescu Dermonectin Eye Cream - Retail Price $18 for 0.50 oz

This eye cream is formulated with antioxidant oils including Vitamin A and E along with a special blend of Vegetable, Peanut, and Coconut Oils. Super concentrated and richly moisturizing for overnight use. It provides intense moisture for very dry skin while diminishing crows feet and lines.

Stacey <3

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sephora Hauls and Promos - June 2016

Hello Beauties <3

Not too may hauls over the last month, but I couldn't resist the awesome promo Sephora had recently (HOTVIB) where you were able to choose 3 deluxe items. Plus a bunch of products on sale!


Sephora Favorites Summer Hair Saviors - $36 ($100 value)

This set contains:

- 1.35 oz Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt 
- 1 oz dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse 
- 1 oz Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk 
- 1 oz Reverie Anti-Frizz Replenishing Leave In Milk 
- 1 oz Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask 
- 0.5 oz Drybar Bay Breeze Hydrating Shot 
- 0.5 oz Madam CJ Walker Scent & Shine Coconut Oil 
- 0.17 oz Marula Light Hair Treatment & Styling Oil 
- 1 oz Bumble And Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer 
- 0.5 oz Bumble And Bumble Don't Blow It 
- 0.5 oz IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel 
- 2.4 oz VERB Sea Spray 
- 1.8 oz Living Proof No-Frizz Humidity Shield

Tarte Energy Noir Clay Palette - Sale price $26  Regular price $38

This palette contains:
- 6 x 0.035 oz Amazonian clay eye shadow in Full Moon (matte beige), Charged Up (silvery taupe), Dark Drive (matte dark chocolate), Stone Unturned (matte taupe), Up Too Slate (smoky plum), Misty Mauve (matte mauve)
- 2 x 0.045 oz Amazonian clay eye shadow in Power Plum (matte dark plum), Lunar Eclipse (matte black) 
- 0.045 oz Amazonian clay highlighter in Crystal Spark (champagne)
- 1.91 oz Amazonian clay 12-Hour blush in Unearthed (pinky nude)
- Step-by-step Guide 

Peter Thomas Roth Lips To Die For Pink Bombshell Lip Balm - Sale price $10 Regular price $20 0.40 oz

Urban Decay + Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Firebird - Sale Price $12 Regular Price $18
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Manic - Sale Price $11 Reguar Price $
Tarte FANatic Bamboo Fanned Blush Brush - Sale Price $16 Regular Price $29
Tarte Double Ended Foundcealer Brush - Sale Price $18 Regular Price $38
Anastasia Beverly Hills Empty 4 Well Refillable Eye Palette - $1
Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow in Cherry On Top - Sale Price $5 Regular Price $12
Sephora Collection Perfect Condition Brush Conditioner - Sale Price $5 Regular Price $8
Sephora Collection Skin Perfect CC Cream - Sale Price $11 Regular Price $22


Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
Dr Jart+ UV Sun Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray
Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist & Setting Spray
Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream
Benefit Cosmetics 3 piece Hoola set


Stacey <3