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What I’m into – Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

13 Mar

I finally bought this after debating it for months. I am addicted to Flowerbomb!

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Here is how Sephora describes it:

This floral explosion releases a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Magically evocative notes immediately awaken your deepest senses, giving you the impression of living life in your own secret garden, away from reality. Sambac jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, and ballerina freesia bloom on a base of patchouli.

Otherwise known as AMAZING.

What’s your favorite fragrance right now?

~Anna

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February Empties!

13 Mar

I have been allergic to writing this post or something. Sorry it is so late.

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Matrix Total Results Color Care Conditioner.  I loved this stuff.  I am repurchasing.

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Eco Friendly Living Dry Shampoo.  This was an Etsy buy and I’ve reviewed it here.  It lasted me almost a year!  I really like this product and I will probably repurchase.  I alternate between this and drug store dry shampoos.

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Nivea Creme.  This was seriously a life saver during our coldest Chicago days.  I went through this tube in a month. I will remember to get this again next winter.  Seriously good stuff.

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Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiance.  Reviewed here.

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Pixi Lash Booster Mascara. Reviewed here.  I don’t think I will be buying this now that I discovered L’oreal!

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Armani Night fragrance.  I think this may be discontinued.  I finally forced myself to use up all my old perfumes.

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Beauty Protector reviewed here.

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Nailtiques – amazing. Proof here.

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L’occitane Hand Cream.  Lovely scent, but not as moisturizing as Nivea.

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab oil imps in Cheshire Cat, Pool of Tears, Iambe.  I liked these, but I am moving away from oils now, so I am trying to go through my huge collection of BPAL imps.

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Korean BB samples.  That review is pending since I am still going through my sample stash.

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Hope you enjoyed!

~Anna

February Birchbox – Anna’s

19 Feb

Birchbox for February is filled with goodies and for the first time no make up!  I am quite pleased about that because I get to try new skin care, fragrance and shampoo and conditioner.

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Bain de Terre passion flower shampoo and conditioner

StriVectin-AR™ Advanced Retinol Eye Treatment

Joan Vass L’eau de Opale

Miracle Skin Transformer Face Spotlight SPF 20

What’s in your Birchbox?

~Anna

Beauty Box Subscription – Update to what we get

16 Jan

Once upon a time I wanted to cancel my Julep monthly subscription and get another beauty box.

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This week my wish came true, and now are are both subscribers to Birchbox!  To update, I will now be receiving Ipsy and Birchbox.  These are both $10.00 per month, which means I am still saving money from what I paid for Julep. Julep was $20.00 month.

I may add yet another subscription to my month since I’m used to spending $30.00 and now I’m *only* spending $20.00 HAHA.

~A

December 2013 Empties Post

10 Jan

Here are the goodies I used up in December!

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1) Skintimate Shave Lotion – this is saving my skin from over drying. Yes, repurchased

2) L’Oreal Eye Make-Up Remover.  This burned my eyes.  Won’t be repurchasing.

3) Bath and Body Works Dark Kiss Body Mist. It was okay, but not my fave scent.

4)Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Night Revival Cream.  THIS IS MY HOLY GRAIL.  In love. We reviewed it before here.

5)DermOrganic Conditioner.  This was okay. May or may not repurchase. Right now I am using a Matrix Conditioner that I am really liking…so yeah.  OK, probably won’t repurchase…there just made up my mind.

6)Jonathan Volumizing Conditioner.  This stuff was the devil, will not be purchasing it again.  And because I am weirdly stubborn and OCD, I had to use the entire bottle and hated it.  Obviously, I have problems HA.

7)Glycolix Elite Facial Cream 20 Percent. Another HG product for me.  My Med Spa friend turned me on to this, and I am hooked.  Get it.  You will be 40 and you will look amazing. Duh, of course repurchase.

8)Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara.  I liked this, for a drugstore mascara.  Cover Girl is one my faves, but this may be a repurchase.  Especially if on sale. I like sales.

9)Smashbox Primer sample .  I’ve bought this before, and I have a sneaking suspicion this breaks me out. It’s never terrible, just a little small blemish here or there.  I don’t buy this anymore, I stick with the Monistat.  What? yeah. here.

10) Luxe Repair Sample from Julep.  Face oil, meh.  Not impressed.

11) Pravana Vivid Red – yes, Staple. I make my own color depositing conditioner. Interested?

12)Look Better Naked from Soap and Glory.  OMG this smelled soooo divine.  Yes, I will be buying this.

~A

 

Guilty Pleasure? New perfume for 2014 by the Olsen Twins

3 Jan

I don’t know what is wrong with me but I REALLY want to check out the new perfume from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s company Elizabeth and James.  There are two “twin” fragrances- Nirvana White and Nirvana Black.  White has notes of Peony, Muguet, Tender Musk whereas Black has notes of Violet, Sandalwood, Vanilla.  They each stand on their own or can be worn together.

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They hit Sephora stores January 14 and retail for $75.

New fave fragrance – Hanae Mori Butterfly

9 Dec

I am so excited to finally own this!

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This smells like vanilla to me and on me, but not a gross sweet vanilla.  Just pretty and sophisticated.

You can get it at Sephora.  It retails for $68.00 for 1.7 oz for eau de toilette.

I was lucky to have a received a $15 gift card from Sephora on a purchase of $50.00 or more AND I had a $10.00 Groupon.  So my total with tax came to be $47.77.

I received the gift card because I am a Beauty Insider member.  It has its perks, peep it here.

My additional perk?  I cashed in my 100 points for a small Butterfly roll on to keep in my purse.  Shopping gods were super kind on Friday.

Do you have a favorite fragrance of the moment?

~Anna