Sephora July 2016 Play Box

Sign up for the waitlist for the Play by Sephora box here! 

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Nest Fragances ‘Citrine’- Layers of fresh lotus flower and freesia mingle with bright citrus and a base of precious woods.

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First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay– Foaming gel cleanser uses botanicals and red clay to remove excess oil, purify and balance skin.

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Ouai Wave Spray– Weightless texture mist gives hair an effortless, undone look while adding volume and shine.

 

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BeautyBlender Blotterazzi– Washable and reusable, this revolutionary cushion blotter is designed to get into facial contours to remove shine and absorb oil without disturbing makeup.

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Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer– Mattifying and velvet-smooth, this primer for combination to oily skin controls shine, minimizes the look of pores, and helps makeup last up to eight hours.

 

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Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Chocolate– Lightweight, buildable matte bronzer formulated with cocoa powder for a natural-looking- and deliciously scented- summer glow.

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Mask Monday:: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask

Paula  Says:::

This unique mask absorbs oil, uproots blackheads, and reduces irritation. It leaves skin remarkably soft, matte and beautifully smooth.
  • Blackheads, Enlarged Pores
  • Normal to Oily Skin; Combination Skin
  • Smooths rough, uneven skin
  • Shrinks enlarged pores, reveals younger looking skin
  • As seen in Ebony

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What makes this product unique?
This mask’s unique formula beautifully balances skin by absorbing excess oil without over-drying or making it feel tight. It also doesn’t include irritating, skin-damaging ingredients such as menthol, peppermint, or alcohol. The clay’s drawing action helps dislodge blackheads and cellular debris, while the soothing blend of anti-inflammatory agents reduce redness and irritation. Product easily rinses away leaving skin soft, matte and smooth.

This product is 100% fragrance-free.

Who is this product for?
Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask is recommended for those with normal to oily/combination skin. Excellent for breakout- and blackhead-prone skin, too.

Find it on Paula’s Choice– $19.00

Jenn Ne Sais Quad from Colourpop

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I’m in love the ColourPop Eyeshadow formula and I loved all of these colors so duh I had to pick this up!

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and yes after I took this picture I realized that the names are the numbers 1-4 in French…. So left to right you are looking at 2, 4, 1, and 3 🙂  I mean it wouldn’t make sense to photography them 1, 2, 3,4 right?!

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Un (A soft champagne sprinkled with silver multidimensional glitter in a Metallic Finish); Deux (A mid tone warm brown in a Satin finish); Trois (A brownish brick red in a Satin finish); Quatre (A blackened brown in a Matte finish)

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** The little remnants of a heart that you see are from my swatch of the Birchbox LOC Shadowstick from my June Birchbox.  That was with soap and water so this is proof that it is pretty long wearing lol! **

 

You can pick up the Jenn Ne Sais Quad from the ColourPop website for $20.00

 

 

Mermaid Eye with Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

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Face::

NYX Green CC Cream in Light/Medium – $13.99

E.L.F. Acne Fighting Foundation in Porcelain – $6.00 mixed with Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation in Ivory – $11.99

Garnier Skin BB Eye Miracle Perfector Eye Roller in Fair/Light – $5.95

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light – $6.99

E.L.F. High Definition Powder in Sheer – $6.00

Maybelline Oil Control Pressed Powder in Soft Cameo – $5.99

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny (Bronzer)

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush in Snapdragon – $34.00

benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium – $24.00

 

Eyes::

benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eye Primer – $26.00

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny  (crease)

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Houdini – $10.00 (all over lid)

Makekup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Center Stage – $10.00 ( center of lid and lower lash line)

Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Jungle Green – $3.99 (waterline and tightline)

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye  Mascara in Perry Blue – $8.99

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Acne Update and YoDerm IV

Wow…all I can say is wow.  My face is the clearest it has ever been in years!

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Week 8– Right before I started my new treatment plan

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Week 4

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Week 1

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This is my new regimen that I’ve been using for a month::

AM:
– Onexton
– Minocycline
– Sunscreen
PM:
– Epiduo Forte
– Minocycline
– Moisturizer

 

Onexton and Epiduo Forte are topical and the Minocycline is an oral medication.

YoDerm Update I 

YoDerm Update II

YoDerm Update III

 

What is YoDerm? — Basically YoDerm is a dermatologist that you visit online.  I’m all for trying new things and I thought what the heck! You fill out what they call a “consultation” which is a detailed form about your past acne medications and treatments, how long you’ve had acne, and the like. And you also submit three pictures of your face! The fee for the consultation is $59.00

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^^^ If you would like to try YoDerm follow this link to get $20 off your first consultation! ^^^

:: Again, I’m not sponsored or paid by YoDerm to talk about them.  After my first consultation I was given a code to share with my friends that allows them to start at a discount and I will get a $20 gift card from Amazon if anyone signs up::

June 2016 Favorites

For some reason I’ve gotten away from doing monthly favorites and I want to get back!

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Clinique Long Last Lipstick in All Heart — $17.00

 

This is a red coral and it has been living in my purse for the past month.  It feels very soft and smooth and it wears really well!

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Lush Tea Tree Water Toner– $22.95

This is a good to for summer and I forgot how much I loved it!  I like to mist this on my face in the morning before I put on my makeup and sometimes throughout the day too.  It is not a makeup extending or setting spray but  I don’t find that it messes up my make up if I spray it on top.

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Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm– $12.00

First off this smells amazing! It has a fresh citrus scent and is very thick in texture.  I had neglected to exfoliate my lips for a few weeks and my skin was more dry due to my acne medications and my lips were looking rough!  I used this at night and after 3 nights my lips were in great shape!

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Makeup Geek Blush in Spell Bound– $10.00 

This is the old formula but I still love it!  The color is a salmon pink and finish is matte. The pigmentation is great for these blushes and you can’t beat the price.

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benefit Erase Paste Brightening Concealer in Fair– $26.00

I have almost hit pan on this jar!  I like the consistency of this concealer as it is thick (so it has good coverage) but it is also very creamy and easy to blend.  I do have to make sure I set it with a powder but it lasts all day and does a great job of covering up the darkness under and in the corner of my eyes.

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Soap and Glory  The Scrub of Your Life– $12.00 

This is a good scrub if you are looking for something that isn’t too harsh.  The scent is light and a combination of floral and citrus.  You can pick this up in the US at Ulta!

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Marc Jacobs Dot Perfume–$96.00 

I think I only wore this scent for a solid week in June.  It has a nice combination of floral and fruity that I love.  The notes are Red Berries, Dragonfruit, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Coconut Water, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Driftwood, Musk.  On me I feel like the musk, Jasmine and Vanilla really come through and it has a nice lingering scent.

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BH Cosmetics Pride+Prejudice+Zombies Eye and Cheek Palette– $12.50

This has been my go to this past month. The variety of colors and finish is awesome and the staying power is pretty good as well.  The formula can be a little powdery and some of the colors do take a bit to build up but you can’t be the price! I also really love the shimmer blush that is in the palette.  It reminds me a bit of Orgasm by Nars… I’m now going to do a swatch test lol 🙂

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LOC One & Done Shadow Sticks in On Point and Day Trip– $10.00 Each 

I like to use these shadow sticks as a base for other eye shadows.  I find that for me they are not enough on their own.  I do have oily eyelids so I find that all day wear with these will leave me with some creasing or they will just straight up disappear from my eyelid. But, they do make a great base and they work well with the BH Cosmetics palette as some of the shadows are not as pigmented and the base color really helps to bring out the best in the shadow stick and the powder eye shadow set the cream.  All in all its a win win!

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WalMart Beauty Box Summer 2016

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Schwarzkopf Essence UltIme Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo seals-in hair color for anti-fading and provides deep nourishment. Get intensified shine and color luminosity and up to 85% less hair breakage and split ends. Essence Ultime contains a precious Ultime-4-Complex, a unique combination of pearl essence, panthenol, refined protein and keratin. Indulge your hair with luxurious care. $6.97 at Walmart 

Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Diamond Color Conditioner seals-in hair color for anti-fading and provides deep nourishment. Essence Ultime contains a precious Ultime-4-Complex, a unique combination of pearl essence, panthenol, refined protein and keratin. Indulge your hair with luxurious care. $6.97 at Walmart 

 

 

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When you have very dry, rough, irritated skin you need something that will moisturize to help it heal fast. In our Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented lotion, we’ve combined healing micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly and our highest levels of moisturizing glycerin. The result is a rich yet quick absorbing lotion that gives you intense moisturization. This lotion deeply moisturizes to heal very dry skin in only 5 days. It provides prescription strength moisturization without the prescription to restore soft, healthy looking skin. It’s also been awarded the U.S. National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance. With its seal of approval from the NEA, Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented Lotion is suitable to use as a daily moisturizer for people with eczema or sensitive skin. Apply Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented Lotion to your skin daily to heal dry skin. $5.84 at Walmart 

 

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America’s #1 Scrub gently cleans pores and helps stop breakouts before they occur.

St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Face Scrub:

  • St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub is made with 100% natural exfoliants
  • This face scrub helps prevent blemishes before they even occur
  • St. Ives Apricot Scrub is paraben free
  • This St. Ives face scrub will help instantly reveal radiant skin
  • This apricot scrub is dermatologist tested

$3.48 at Walmart

 

 

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For a bold, adventure-ready manicure, try Desert Rose, a coral and turquoise tribal nail art look. Coconut Nail Art by Incoco delivers effortless nail art without the mess, hassle, and dry time of liquid polish.

Coconut Nail Art by Incoco Nail Polish Strips:

  • 12 double-ended strips per set for a perfect fit
  • Instant, beautiful, nail art design
  • Self-stick strips includes base, color, and top coats
  • Up to 10-14 days of wear
  • Remove with nail polish remover

$4.97 at Walmart 

 

 

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  • Top Notes: Honey, Apricot Middle Notes: Saffron, Orchid, Belladona Base Notes: Incense, Musk

$24.87 at Walmart

 

 

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Arm And Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Toothpaste, Fresh Mint – 4.3 Oz, 3 Pack – Helps to remove stains, improve enamel strength, restore gloss and luster. – Arm and Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Toothpaste, Clean Mint

  • Arm and Hammer Truly RadiantTM toothpaste is the only toothpaste with baking soda, peroxide and Active Calcium.
  • Remove stains.
  • Improve enamel strength.
  • Restore gloss and luster.
  • Baking soda.
  • Active Calcium Peroxide.
  • Fluoride cavity protection.
  • Unsurpassed enamel strengthening.

$3.48 at Walmart