Sephora Skincare Favorites Set- Customizable!

Many of the beauty bloggers that I follow have been talking about this great deal from Sephora- their Soko to Tokyo Skincare Favorites Set. I personally really enjoy these sets that Sephora comes out with since it’s a good way to try out high end makeup, and it’s usually for a great deal. This is arguably one of the best sets they’ve come out with since it’s customizable! Nouveaucheap has a really great breakdown of all the choices, as well as a per unit cost breakdown so you can see which ones give you the most bang for your buck. I don’t believe this is commonly known, but you can add more than one of an item. For instance, if one of the options is your favorite skincare item, you can add multiples of it to add up to the same amount of product as a full size, but for a fraction of the price. You choose 5 of the options for $25 and it comes with a great travel bag. I just received mine in the mail a couple days ago and the bag is really great quality- I’m impressed! Overall this is an amazing deal since skincare is so expensive and the sizes they give you are enough for you to fully try out a product. It’s still in stock here though I think some of the items I ordered have gone out of stock and have been replaced with new ones- you can always wait a bit because it seems like they are constantly restocking (I’m surprised considering how quickly some other things are selling out online- I’m looking at you Wet n Wild -.-)

Here are my picks below, plus the travel bag that they come in: (links are to full size items)

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Glossier Unboxing: New Favorites & 20% off!

After hearing Serein Wu (Dress Yourself Happy) & many other bloggers rave about Glossier’s Haloscope, as well as Kathleen Lights (& many others) rave about Glossier’s Balm Dot Com, I knew I had to try these out since I love lip balm (blog post on this coming soon!) and highlighters. So I placed an order with 20% off (which you can also take advantage of! click here and the discount will automatically apply at check out) and I’ve been trying these products out over the past few days.

I’m a sucker for nice packaging. So they get major points for that.

glossier unboxing

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Mini Empties for June

I’m terrible at finishing up products since I usually don’t like them enough to use it all the way up or I get distracted by a new product that I decide to test out and never end up getting back to it. My goal has been to try to use up more products in order to get my money’s worth out of a product, even if it is not my favorite. I think the best time to write a review is when you’ve used up the whole product since by then you will have formed a solid opinion on it. My empties for last month are:

  1. Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream
  2. Neutrogena Oil-free Eye Makeup Remover
  3. Soap & Glory Hand Food
  4. Nugg Hydrating Face Mask
  5. Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion

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Current Make up Wishlist

Amidst the flurry of summer sales, I recently made some (read: a lot) purchases which includes skin care (which I’m getting more into- never too early to prevent wrinkles!) and make up (of course). Many of these were on sale, some of them were not, which were often a result of trying to reach the minimum purchase in order to receive free shipping. As a result, I am currently on a no-buy until at least November hopefully (I’m holding out for Black Friday). Anyways, I thought it would be fun to share products that are currently on my wishlist since I will not be purchasing any more make up any time soon. These are products that I’ve done quite a bit of research on and would like to purchase eventually. I’m either saving up for it or waiting for a sale, so naturally most of these tend to be higher-end products. If you have any of these, let me know how you like them! Continue reading

Current Top 10 Lip Products

Today I’m bringing you a post on my current top 10 favorite lip products at the moment. There’s a variety of high-end to drugstore, lip glosses, lip butters, and lip sticks. These are in no particular order.

  1. bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lip gloss in Hypnotist: fun duo chrome non-sticky lip gloss that is slightly hydrating and eventually wears down to look like a clear gloss (more info can be found in this post where I talk more about it)
  2. butter London Bloody Brilliant lip crayon in Toff: really like this darker mauve color on me, the formula is slightly slick on application, lasts about 4 hours and wears well
  3. Clinique pop lip colour + primer in Bare Pop: a MLBB color for me with some glitter, easy to wear and apply, glitter remains after color fades
  4. bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Raise the Bar: one of the more unique shades in my collection, with a slightly metallic finish, making it interesting but wearable
  5. Buxom full-bodied lipstick in Dolly: another MLBB shade, but more pigmented and pinker than Clinique Bare Pop
  6. Urban Decay Matte Revolution lipstick in 1993: one of the most comfortable matte formulas I’ve tried, nice wearable brown color, lasts 5+ hours
  7. Dior Lip Addict Lip Glow in Pink: no swatch shown since it doesn’t really show up in arm swatches, I love the scent of this (sweet mint, very faint), it turns a healthy shade of pink on my lips and perfects them to make them look smooth
  8. NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Flutterkiss: extremely creamy formula, tends to fade within 3 hours on me but is easy to reapply, however I dislike the packaging since it’s easy to smear the product on the inside (bullet does not twist down all the way)
  9. Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya: I love the formula of these (I have several and love all of them), this is a surprise favorite since I usually don’t like colors in the coral family but this color leaves a healthy glossy finish that complements my skin tone
  10. Revlon Colorburst in Honey: another easy to apply MLBB color (can you sense a pattern here) with a mint scent, the crayon design makes it easy to apply and it is a good drugstore option

Keep reading for arm swatches!

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