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Play! by Sephora September 2018

1 Oct

It’s been a long time since I did an unboxing ūüôā

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In September Sephora filled the bag with Olehenriksen, Boscia, Too Faced, Sephora Collection, Marc Jacobs Beauty, and Philosophy.

Here is the details:

C What’s New by Olehenriksen

Succulent Solution by Boscia

Radical Reviver by Too Faced

Buildable Breakthrough by Sephora Collection

The Berry Best by Marc Jacobs Beauty

On The Rose by Philosophy

All of these products are new to me, so I am excited to try them.  The Marc Jacobs lipstick shade looks amazing, and perfect for the Fall/Winter seasons.

For those who don’t know, Play! by Sephora is a monthly beauty subscription by Sephora.¬† ¬†It’s $10 a month plus tax.¬† ¬†AND the 10 dollars you spend on the subscription counts toward your points if you are a Beauty Insider.¬† Isn’t that a nice deal?

Let me know if you lovelies have you used any of these products!

Thanks for reading!

xoxox Anna


December Sephora Play! Unboxing

23 Dec


6 products!¬† I thought this was a very generous month from Sephora.¬† I’m super excited for all these!

Bobbi Brown Mascara

Urban Decay Make-Up Setting Spray

Elizabeth and James Perfume

Make-Up Forever Primer

Drybar Bay Breeze Hydrating Shot

Sephora Lipstain!

I cannot wait to try that Hydrating Shot from Drybar.  What a cool concept!

Have you tried any of these?

Do you like them?

Thanks for reading!!!  and Happy Holidays!


What’s in my make-up bag?

15 Nov



This is what I carry with me everyday.

Starting from top and then left to right:

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Medium. ¬†It’s a good powder, does it’s job. ¬†Keeps me from looking too oily ūüôā

Sephora Kabuki Brush. ¬†It’s retractable and perfect for the purse. ¬†I got this on clearance last year and it’s now gone from the site. ¬†This is the closest I could find for the price.

Starlooks Kohl Liner in Obsidian.  Still available and only $9.00 USD.

Revlon ColorBurst in Fliratious Charmeuse $12.88 USD. ¬†I love that this doubles as a lip balm. It’s so soft.

Hikari lipstick in Cabernet $13.00 USD

Sephora + Pantone Universe Collection lipstick in Pure Marsala. ¬†This was a limited edition color last year and I went bonkers over it. ¬†There are still items left over in that shade on Sephora’s website. ¬†It’s a red brown shade, and I’m still a little obsessed with it.

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey $17 USD.  This is one of my favorite make-up items of all tume.

Blotterazi by beautyblender. ¬†This was a Birchbox sample because I don’t know I would actually purchase this. ¬†It’s $20.00 USD and it’s supposed to be an alternative to blotting. ¬†But, if it really worked would I still be carrying around my MAC Mineralize?

Hope you lovelies enjoyed what is in my purse!

Thanks for reading!!


Review – Marc Jacobs Lipstick

28 Sep

The 2016 Sephora Birthday Gift was a Marc Jacobs lipstick and eyeliner.  I was very skeptical about the quality of these two products, but I was blown away by the results.



The shade, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, is a beautiful natural pink.  It looks slightly more done than natural lips.

I absolutely loved the formula of this lipstick. ¬†It’s so smooth. ¬†It doesn’t bleed. ¬†It stays on through morning coffee and snacks.

The shade is perfect for daytime and the office.

I will absolutely be purchasing more Marc Jacobs lipsticks, even if they do cost a small fortune.

Thanks for reading!


Review – theBalm¬ģ cosmetics Stainiac

17 Oct

I’ve been using theBalm¬ģ cosmetics Stainiac for a while, on and off, since I received it in a Birchbox.


What is it?

Similar to Benetint, this is a pink lip and cheek stain.

How is it different?

Instead of being a liquid stain, this is more of a gel. There is no strong scent, so you’re not smelling like roses. (wah, I love roses)

How does it work?

You can dab it on your lips and cheeks for a flush of natural looking color.  The shade is pretty universal, and I think it would work with a variety of complexions.

The tube comes with a doe tip applicator.

My thoughts…

I think this is easier to blend into your skin than Benetint, probably because it doesn’t run since it’s not a liquid formula.

The staying power is pretty low, I don’t think I’ve been able to make it through a work day with this.¬† Even when I use a makeup spray, it doesn’t seem to stay on my cheeks.

I didn’t use it on my lips, because I’m a fan of lipsticks not lip stains.¬† Plus, I don’t like to cross contaminate my products.¬† I know, I’m slightly crazy.

Pro-tip Рand this goes with ANY cheek stain РUSE YOUR MAKEUP SPONGE.  It makes a huge difference in how well you can blend the stains in your cheeks.

Have you tried theBalm¬ģ cosmetics Stainiac?¬† What’s your favorite lip and cheek stain?


Review – Laqa & Company Sheer Lip Lube Pencil

30 Jun

Haha lube. ¬†I know, I’m 16….

I first was introduced to Laqa through Birchbox and its generous sample of a Sheer Lip Lube Pencil.  Obviously, I liked it so much that I bought a full size.


I bought this in Beezelbub. ¬†The company describes this as a rose, and that’s pretty accurate. ¬†Pinky rose.

Here is how it looks on skin.


No flash



As you can see, this is a pink. ¬†If you’re not down with pink shades on your lips, this may not be for you.

My thoughts

I really like the Laqa brand of lippies.  I really like the crayon/pencil packaging.

The minty smell is refreshing.

The formula is creamy and silky.  It applies smooth and the color pigment is intense.

They are a bit pricey, so if spending $18 on a lip gloss isn’t your thing. ¬†Revlon is pretty comparable.

Have you tried Laqa?

Love it or Leave it?


Ipsy May Glam Bag!

19 May

Here is what I received in my Ipsy Glam Bag.¬† It has been a good month for Beauty Boxes for me ūüôā



Revlon Colorburst Balm in Elusive


Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub (So psyched for this.¬† Can’t wait to compare the two scrubs from last month and this month.)


Eva NYC Hair Mask

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Pacifica eye shadow (this may be a color combo that is Ipsy exclusive)


Hang 10 Sunscreen

What did you get???


Birchbox May Beauty Box

14 May

We have been oh so busy with life!  Forgive us!!!!

I was so psyched to receive this Birchie.  I am in love.



LOQA Lip Lube Pencil.¬† I won’t lie, I looked at this and cringed.¬† HARD.¬† It’s PURPLE.¬† I dig purple, but on lips?¬† I was skeptical.¬† Luckily, this is amazing. I love the purple color for spring!¬† And it smells minty. Yum.


I was excited to get this shave cream, but it turned out to be a meh.¬† It’s not terrible, but it’s really expensive and not worth the $20.00 price tag.¬† Drugstore shaving cream is amazing, why spend so much more?


Vitamins!  These are gummie yummies.  Pricier than what you may find at a drug store, but you are also getting two supplements in one Рa multi and a Omega3.


Sunscreen, have not tried this yet!

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Shampoo and Conditioner which I haven’t tied yet either.

What did you get?  Do you love it?


March Empties!

16 Apr

March FLEW by, here are the products I used up!!


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Ipsy Glam Bag – March

1 Apr

I can’t believe I forgot to blog about this!

March Ipsy Glam Bag was fun!  Here is what I got:


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This cosmetic bag was super cute this month.  Kassi got it as part of her B-Day gift.  Happy Birthday Kassi!!!!


Pixi Flawless Primer – I’m surpised I like this as much as I do.¬† It also goes incredibly well with my L’Oreal BB Cream.¬† I know, seems redundant, but for some reason I really like this combo.


I wasn’t super excited to get another NYX palette.¬† I have received a¬†number of neutral palettes in the past few months, and I would have liked something with more fun colors.¬†¬† The quality is great, as all NYX products.¬†

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Sorry, I couldn’t get this to focus right on my Chella eye liner.¬† HOW MUCH DO I LOVE THAT THIS IS BLUE.¬† Seriously!¬† The only thing that could have made this better was if it were purple.¬† Also this retails for $24.00 and this was a full size product.


bareMineralsMarvelous Moxie‚ĄĘ Lipstick in Get Ready sample.¬† I really like this lipstick.¬† It feels sooooo nice on your lips and it’s a really neutral day time color.

What did you get in your Ipsy bag!!!