Sephora Haul!! Pt. 2

Who is ready for Part 2!!!!!

Here is my second order from Sephora!

Glow Recipe Watermelon Set

Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer-Full Size

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask-Smaller Size

Too Faced White Peach Eye Shadow Palette


Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray

Tom Ford Lip Color Trial Size-Shade True Coral

This was part of the reason I made my second purchase…this came free when using the a code for VIB members! I was suckered in because I know I probably wouldn’t get the chance at a free Tom Ford lipstick again!

I also used some more of my points in this box to get some fun sample products.

And the samples for this box as well!

I do have to comment on these samples. The Hourglass sample was really hard to use and I didn’t find it to do much on my skin. The Dior sample is really nice but the mascara wand is HUGE compared to the sample size!

Other than that this is everything I got in my 2nd Sephora Box! I am planning on doing reviews on the products later on once I have really used them and give my thoughts!

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My Everyday, Go To Make Up Look

I finally got around to putting this together and I really hope you enjoy! This has been my go to make up look recently that I wear to work or just on days when I don’t have the creative juices flowing!

(P.S. I am by no means a professional I just have a love for makeup and really enjoy creating looks!)


Before                                                                After

I always like to start with my eyes first so that if anything has any fall out it doesn’t mess up my face makeup. In this I mainly go over the eye makeup steps and I will list out my face makeup steps at the end.

I have been loving the Too Faced Just Peachy Matte’s Palette from their Peaches n’ Cream collection.

I also am a girl who needs some shimmer soimg_0531 I have been using my peachy shimmer shades from ColourPop Cosmetics to brighten up my look. Pictured here are Super Shock Shadows in Tea Party and One by One. One by One was from their spring collection 2017- last year and is no longer available on their website. Tea Party is the alternative for this one and they also have a pressed powder shadow called Ready or Yacht that is very similar to both and provides the same great peachy shimmer color on the lid.

So I like to start with the Bella Pierre make up base that I received a couple of months ago in my Yes, Oh Yas subscription.img_7081 img_0523I really love how this holds my shadow all day and makes for a nice base to apply my shadows too. In this photo I have set my eyes with the cream shades in the palette. I use them both and like to mix them together because Peach Meringue is more yellow tone and Peach Butter is more pink tone so I find when I mix the two together I get the perfect shade to set my lids.





Next I start with my transition shades starting with Peach Tea





To add more dimension I then add in some Peach Punch. This also adds in a little more color to the look.





From there I add in Peach Cobbler to not only give the look more depth with color but to also deepen the brown and warm hues.






And now for some more color! I love adding burgundy to almost all of my looks because I find that it makes the green in my eyes pop! Peach Sangria is the type of burgundy that is just one of those staple colors I feel I need in all of my eye looks!



The last crease shade I add in to really deepen the outer corners and complete the crease look is Peach Tart. It’s a deep warm brown that gives just enough darkness to the outer corner that I need to complete the look.



img_0530Now for the fun part! The Shimmer! This time I used the ColourPop pressed powder shade in Ready or Yacht. I like to pick up product and then spray my brush with some setting spray to help intensify the shimmer and make it really pop on the lid. With the super shock shadows from ColourPop I don’t have to wet my brush at all they are a mousey formula that make them super shinny and stunning!


Now to blend it all together I go back in with the brush I used with  Peach Sangria with no additional product just to blend out any harsh edges from the shimmer shade. Once that is complete I go through the rest of my make up routine.

For my face I use a primer my favorite right now is the Rimmel Stay Matte that I got in my Ipsy a couple months back. I then apply my Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Shell Ivory (which is more of a pink undertone) with my beauty sponge. I think apply my Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in the brightening shade. I think set my whole face with my Coty Airspun loose setting powder in Neutral. I think use the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer, followed by the Milani Cosmetic’s blush in Luminoso (a really beautiful peach) and for highlight I have been using Becca’s Moonstone.

I like to set my face with setting spray before I apply my mascara and lipstick and for this I used the Peach Perfect Matte Setting Spray from Too Faced. I think used the Butter London Double Decker Mascara which I got in last month’s Boxy Charm and the Adesse New York Liquid Lipstick in the most recent Boxy Charm on my lips.





I hope you enjoyed the look! If you want to see more let me know!


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Sephora Haul!! Part 1

The spring VIB sale was April 20th-23rd and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to use the 15% discount to get some of the items I have been holding out for! You know what I’m talking about…the items you have sitting in your cart waiting to be purchased…the ones that have been sitting there for the last six months. Those items!

I ended up making two different order…oops haha… but it was totally worth it because I am getting some things I have had my eyes set on for some time now!

Well here is all of what I got plus all of the extras I got

I have been dying to get these from the Too Faced Peaches and Cream collection for some time now and here they are! I got the :

Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing Powder

Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer

Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation-Shade Procelain

Next up is the Stilla Glitter On the Go Liquid Eye Shadow Set! This set is absolutely perfect! This is currently out of stock but these mini’s are awesome!

Because I loved this so much when I got it in my Boxy Charm I got a back up so I don’t risk running out!

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil- Shade Universal Taupe

This was another set I was sooo excited for! So worth the money!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored With Shine Vol.2 – 4 Piece Mini Lipgloss Collection

So those were the main products I purchased! These next ones are the ones I got with my VIB points I redeemed!

Each of these were in the 100 point perks area and I got:

Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara

Living Proof T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer

And as if it didn’t get any better I got to pick out three samples too!

Sol de Janerio Brazillian Bum Bum Cream

Too Faced Hang Over Rx Primer infused with Coconut Water

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer’s

So as if this wasn’t a whole awesome box of goodness Sephora added in a bunch of extra’s I wasn’t expecting! Check these out!

IGK Smoke and Mirrors Conditioning Cleansing Oil

IGK Mistress Anti-Frizz Leave in Conditioner

Bite Beauty Lip Kit- Sample Lip Treatment and Scrub, Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai, High Pigmented Pencil in Glace

Trestique; Mini Plumping Lip Balm in Barbados Berry

Sephora Brand; Cream Lip Stain in Hippy Pink and Indian Pink

So as you can see I got a box full of amazingness and as this is being posted I’m getting my second box from Sephora! I can’t wait to show you what else I got! I also will be posting reviews on some of the products as I start to use them more! I hope you enjoy!

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A Surprise In The Mail!

Last week the lovely

Regan Alires Younique Presenter

Started a new feature on her beauty Facebook page called “Name this Look”! The first look she posted was a smoky rose gold look. I am always so impressed with how her different looks come out and this one really stood out to me! I thought a good name for it would be “Carmel Mocha Surprise” because of the warm tones and the shimmer that popped on her lid. And with to my surprise she liked my name choice!

Here is her look!

img_0448Gorgeous right!

Well because I helped her name this look she sent me some goodies in the mail and I just had to share what she sent me!!!

img_0397Look at these goodies! I was really excited to give the shadows a try as I haven’t had the opportunity to try the Younique eye shadows. She also sent me this sample packet of perfumes. I’m not a big perfume wearer but this was a nice little sample packet for one time uses and to get a nice idea of what each scent is like.

Now lets dive in to these two shadows!





This is the most beautiful and perfect transition shade! Its the perfect neutrally warm brown that you can build up in the crease and really helps to make your look blended and gives a nice place for you to start building in colors on top of as you build the look. The other thing that totally impressed me was the pan size! These are nice big pans sizes compared to other press powder shadows I have. These are very buttery also!



img_0402img_0403This shade is a gorgeous shimmer! I really wasn’t sure how I would like it because in the pan is has an almost purple flip to it and I thought it would end up looking funny when I applied it but I was completely wrong! It’s beautiful! I didn’t even have to use my setting mist to make my brush wet for it to have amazing pigment and shine! This shadow was also very creamy and pigmented! A total win!


Over all these shadows are incredible! They are very generous pan sizes and retail for $14. The other thing I really enjoy but didn’t get a photo of was each shade comes with it’s only little compact and a sticker to put on the back of the compact or back of the pan so that you can quickly and easily find the name of the shade you are looking for. There are 34 shades that I can find on the website and they all look amazing! I think I will be trying more in the future! Thank you Regan for sending me this awesome surprise! I really appreciate this gift!


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New at ColourPop

ColourPop is a USA made company based out of L.A., California that makes high quality affordable make up!! I have been ordering from them for years now and they quickly became one of my favorite makeup brands!

I love all of their new launches and I’m always get excited to see what they will come out with next!

One of their newest launches is their new:

Lux Lipsticks

Their PR packages when out early enough to be able to watch all of my favorite YouTuber’s review and swatch all of the colors, giving me a good idea of what I wanted to buy. This round I did only buy 4 just to make sure I loved them as much as I thought I would and that way I could get a feel for the formula and shades. To get free shipping I tossed in an eye shadow to put me over the $30!

A little bit about these lipsticks from the ColourPop website:

 “Our exclusive LUX blend of Acai, Jojoba and Pomegranate Seed butters hydrate and keep your lips looking fresh AF. Natural antioxidants protect your lips from environmental stressors and premature aging.”

The packaging itself is also so lux! These lipsticks feel like they should be in a high end boutique but have a drugstore price! The rose gold tube really fits with the sophisticated look of these lipsticks. I was so impressed when I first opened these beauties! I don’t know how else to explain how lux these feel than that they feel heavier and more prominent than your average drugstore lipstick.

And to top it off they are only $7 each!

Now for the shades!

Stone Fox


Stone Fox is a peachy pinky nude. The website lists it as a pale pink but with my pale skin down it comes out more peachy than true pink. This is a beautiful nude and something I am stretching out of my comfort zone having. While I am much paler I struggle wearing this color because I feel like it washes me out. I think in the summer when I have more of a tan I might like it a bit more. I am bound and determined though to wear this color more and push past my comfort zone.

Money Side Up


Money Side Up has quickly become one of my favorites even making it into my every day lipstick bag. This to me is the perfect every day pink shade. It’s not so bright that it makes you feel bold and it’s not so pale that you don’t feel like your face is being washed out! It’s seriously the perfect pink! This one to me is the my lips but better color! The ColourPop website describes this as a bubblegum pink but I would say it’s more of a muted bubble gum pink.



This is another everyday shade for me! Ghosted is darker than Money Side Up but is still a beautiful medium rose shade. It’s deep enough to add just a bit more mystery but not so deep that your making a statement with a bold lip! I have been really loving this color and it also is getting a lot of use.

What If


I want to apologize for my lip swatch on this one as I did a terrible job and my lips were some what stained and raw from lip swatching one of my monthly subscriptions. However, What If is very bold and bright! It’s a stand out shade that makes a statement. Described as a cool tone fuchsia this color is fun and perfect for the up coming spring weather! I can’t wait to wear this one a bit more over the spring and summer!


All and all these lipsticks are Amazing!! The formula is like no other I have ever tried and I have been wearing these almost daily. The difference I have seen in my lips is incredible with the softness and my dry lips are completely gone! I can’t wait to get more of these in different shades and I highly, highly recommend these!! The quality is like no other and the price point can’t be beat!


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My New Favorite Lip Gloss!

I am slowly but surely getting in on the glossy lip trend! I think mostly because now that I am older I have the money to afford nicer lip gloss that isn’t sticky, tacky or full of chunky glitter that makes me look like I am 5! That’s not to say I don’t like glitter in my gloss I just like subtle glitter now.

So for my work Christmas party I won a Sephora gift card and I got another one as part of the Secret Santa gift exchange that we did as a group. So this meant I was getting something new and something I wouldn’t normally splurge on!

So off I went to the closes Sephora on my day off to go and see what on my wish list I would buy…(there is a lot on my wish list-adulting/bills suck). After wandering the store for probably about 20 minutes looking through all of the options I had thought of I decided I was going to get a new lip product…surprised…..if you have read some of my other posts your probably not surprise that this would be what I would be drawn too!




Please let us take a moment for the beauty that is Marc Jacobs gloss…




Isn’t it just beautiful! This is the Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in the shade “Allow Me”, retail price $28. This is a rosy color with the ever so slight gold glittery flip to it! I probably swatched this 3 times before I finally decided this was the one for me! Just because there were so many choices and I wanted to make sure I picked one I would use a lot considering the price point.


The swatch is stunning and so very, very pigmented! I was actually a little surprise that this was as pigmented as it was considering that it was a gloss. But to be totally honest I had never actually swatched one of these glosses because I never thought I would own one. One of my favorite YouTuber’s loves the shade “Sugar Sugar” which is more if a nude color and I think if I ever get another shade of this gloss I will get that one.

This gloss however is incredible! It applies amazingly on it’s own and layers even better to many of the liquid lipsticks and matte lipsticks I already have in my collection! The formula is very smooth and comfortable to wear. It’s not sticky or tacky and last quite awhile even through drinking and eating. I am so impressed and totally understand the hefty price tag.


This is just the gloss on my lips. It’s almost a my lips but glossier color and I am in love! Look at that shine! I do have my selfie light on it to brighten the photo but this is just beautiful!

img_7448This is with the gloss applied over my favorite new lip color from my December Ipsy by OFRA. They both are pinky colors but I mean just look at how nicely it blends with the lip color! I am so excited to keep using this gloss.

The other reason I was so keen to getting a lip product that was higher end was because I know it will last a long time and not be something that I totally use every day like a foundation or concealer that tends to disappear pretty quickly (even though I have been using this every day haha).


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SLMissGlam Package!

I have the best husband in the world and he got me a new glam brush book from SLMISSGLAM for our anniversary and I couldn’t be more excited!

img_6477I mean look at how cute all of this is!!!

 Stephanie Lewis the face behind SL Miss Glam is so sweet and really knows how to take care of her customers. She not only personally signed the card that came with my order but she also included some extra pretty awesome goodies!

Here is a look at the inside of my brush book and the extras I received! I will break down the brushes in the book in later posts.

Each part of the book also has a flag to protect the brushes and with adorable quotes on them to start you off in a good mood each day when your getting ready!

Seriously though! How Cute are these!!!!?

So this is my Pink Glam Brush Book! I also got some pretty awesome extra’s and I’m going to include those now!

The Sparkle Every Day Blending Sponge

This is like the beauty blender but better!!! They are so soft to begin with and once wet they are even better! I love using them for applying foundation and concealer and any creams for that matter! I will so be ordering more of these in the future!

The Powder Plush and The Expert Face Brushes

These two brushes are amazing! I use the powder plush for all over powder on my face and I love the expert face for bronzer! These brushes are so high quality and amazing for blending! I love how my bronzer applies so smoothly and flawlessly!

The Ipsy Addition Blending Brush

I got this in one of my first Ipsy Bag’s and I fell in love! Since then I have been saving and waiting until I can get the opportunity to buy my own brush book!


I absolutely love my SLMISSGLAM purchase and I can’t wait to show you more about the book and even use them in a tutorial!

Sephora PLAY! Review : June 2017

In a Summer State of Mind

Sephora PLAY!: June 2017

Similar to Ipsy this is also a monthly subscription bag that is $10 and comes with 5 deluxe size samples (and even some full size). This bag also comes with a sample fragrance each month.

This subscription bag comes with products based of your PLAY! profile which you create when you first sign up. It also comes with the PLAY! Book with tips, tricks and beauty advise, the PLAY! PASS that you can redeem for 50 points in Sephora and a one on one tutorial, and the PLAY! DATE which is a monthly meet up to discuss tips and tricks for the products in the bag that month.

Now to see what was in my June Bag!

img_6336The bags are cute but not really practical for use beyond when the items come in them.

img_6337BVLGARI- Omina Crystalline Perfume

This one I actually enjoyed! According to the Sephora website it has notes of bamboo, nashi, lotus flower, and balsa wood and it has an airy, radiant and feminine style. And it really does have the airy smell. I wore it to work one day and loved it! And I’m not one to normally wear perfume.





Benefit- The Pore-fissional Face Primer

A cult favorite but not for me! I have used this in the past and with my oily skin type it isn’t very friendly and ends up clogging my pores instead of blurring them and I end up a hot greasy mess by lunch time. I will be passing this on to a friend.


Kat Von D Ever Lasting Liquid Lipstick- Lovesick ( a mauve nude)

Before I get to carried away let’s just take a look at this sad, heart breaking site. I don’t know when or how this happened but my cap came broken!!!! I am sooooo bummed!!!! But nothing alittle bit of tape couldn’t help me out with!

I haven’t had the chance to try Kat Von D before so this was a nice treat in my box! It swatches beautiful and is a gorgeous cool tone mauve. I love this color!!! And it wears so nicely! But make sure to bring it with for touch ups. I made this mistake and after eating lunch it was pretty much gone off of my lips. Other than the wear time not being great the formula is extremely smooth and comfortable.



Coola- Makeup Setting Spray with SPF 30

What a genius idea!? SPF in a setting spray! Brilliant…..Kind of….. I have been using this the last few days and it sets my make up really well. Nothing moves! However there is definitely a weird sticky feeling to the face and an odd finish. The other things that is a kind of off-putting about this setting spray is the SMELL! Now the directions do say to close your eyes tight and to hold your breath….FOLLOW THESE!!!! If you inhale within the first 30 seconds after you spray this stuff it will BURN!!! And it is the most unpleasant sensation. And to be quite honest the smell after spraying is unpleasant as well. It definitely has the smell of sunscreen but like the cheap stuff our parents used when we were kids. This also left some spots on my face where the mist wasn’t as fine. I will keep trying it but I don’t know that I would purchase a full size of this. img_6341


KLORANE Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

According to the Sephora website this was an Allure Best of Beauty winner for 2016. And I can see why!!! This stuff is AMAZING!!! At first I wasn’t sure because when it comes out in a very strong white cast! I will admit I may not have shaken this enough but it was very strong white cast. Now that I have blonde hair I don’t notice it as much but I’m not sure how those with dark hair would fair with this. Now to the best part…. I am on day three and haven’t had to touch up my hair with any more product!!!!!!!!!! DAY THREE PEOPLE!!! That is a miracle for my oily head!!!! It doesn’t even hint at being oily or having that gross “I have too much dry shampoo in my hair” look. And the volume is just an added bonus! img_6343I will for sure be buying this in the full size!


VERB Sea Salt Spray

The claims for this spray is that it is formulated to take “landlocked hair to the beach for loose, languid curls.” And it does exactly that! I personally don’t buy things like this for my hair because mine tends to loosen up naturally but it will still look like tighter curls that have just relaxed rather than beach waves. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I did spary this on my hair and I think I may have used too much for my first time but with in minutes my hair started to loosen up and gave the soft loose beachy look that is super on trend. Now that I have short hair I have a feeling I will be using this all summer long! And I will say this deluxe size sample will last me through the summer!!! Not to mention it smells GREAT!!!

Well that’s all for my Sephora PLAY! for June! Thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment me a comment if you found this helpful or if you subscribe as well and let me know what you got in your June bag!

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Ipsy Review: June 2017

Ipsy Review: June 2017

For those of you who don’t know about this subscription bag it is  $10 and contain 5 deluxe size samples (and sometimes full size products)  each month.

Ipsy starts with a beauty quiz that asks you questions about different things you like as well as your different features (i.e. Blonde hair, green eyes, fair skin). Each month you also can review the products your received; so if you love something you let them know and if you hate something you let them know!



This was the June Bag Design! It is a nice cloth bag, made out of a sturdy material with the adorable lips on the front! Really cute for summer!

The Kokie Nail Polish in Gone Rio  & BioRepublic Skincare Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Fiber Mask and Green Tea Detox Purifying Fiber Mask.

I am not a huge fan of nail polish because I get my nails done professionally so this I will rehome to a good friend. I had the option of this color and another blue color and I wish I would have gotten the blue because it was very unique and I probably would have kept it.

I haven’t tried the masks yet but I love any kind of fiber fask mask! They are fun for a pamper night with a glass of wine and a bubble bath!

Luna by Luna Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Jace

This color is gorgeous in the crease and gives such a beautiful wash of peachy color. As you can see the swatch is hard to see on my hand but this shadow is very pigmented! The only down side is a lot of kick back when dipping my brush in which isn’t all that much of a down side!

theBalm Cosmetics Balm Springs Blush

This blush is very pretty and very pigmented! I love the color which is just right for my skin tone! The only think I don’t like about getting theBlam products is the sample pan size is so small it’s hard to get any kind of brush in the pan; especially like this one with it being a blush.

NYX Professional Makeup Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé

Talk about an interesting texture! Super soft and smooth! The color is fun and gives a light wash of color for both the cheeks and the lips. When applied to the cheeks the product blends out very easily with the fingers and looks very soft. I will surely be using this double duty product!


Thanks for stopping in for my June Ipsy Review!

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