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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

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Revlon Colorburst Balm in Elusive

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

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Eva NYC Hair Mask

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

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Hang 10 Sunscreen

What did you get???

~Anna

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Review – Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion

16 May

I received a sample of the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion in my Ipsy in April.  I realized that I never posted my April goodies, SO SORRY!!!

However, I loved this so much I needed to tell you lovelies.

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The sample lasted me a few uses.  I thought this was so phenomenal, I ordered a full size after the first use.

Why I love it –

This says that is mimics a salon/spa microdermabrasion and it really does.  I have never felt anything remotely close to a professional micro before this.  I  was sold, immediately.

If you have never had a professional microdermabrasion, expect to feel like there are a million little rocks/ crystals/diamond flakes scrubbing your face.¬†¬† It doesn’t sting while you are doing it, but it doesn’t feel good.

Your face will be tender afterwards.¬† It can be red.¬† It can sting when you apply another product after, especially if it is anything “anti-aging”.

I use it twice a week like the company suggests, and I am loving the results.

SO MUCH CHEAPER than a salon/spa service.

Go get you some!

~Anna

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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

~Anna

Review – Harvey Prince Cherie Blossom fragrance

8 Apr

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Such cute packaging!

And I loved this scent.  It is so perfect for spring and summer.  It smells like cherries and sweet and lovely.  LOVE.

Downside – this did NOT last on me AT ALL.¬† I couldn’t smell it within an hour.¬† Such a bummer.

I am hoping to find something similar with better staying power.

Here is what Harvey Prince says about the fragrance:

Reawaken the young, romantic you.

The blooming of the Cherry Blossom in Japan signifies the beginning of spring: new beginnings, a new season, and a new day. It’s time to find your own new beginning with Cherie Blossom.

A handsome French man whispers “ma ch√©rie” to his beloved. Her lips are a delicate red, and she smells of sweet cherries. She knows the power of her beauty. She is flawless. She is ageless. Notes of pink grapefruit dance down her neck–the scent of eternal youth. She is his dream.

Cherie Blossom is the epitome of both rebirth in Japan and the power of a classic French seductress. Sweet, soft hints of Somet Sakura mingle with pink grapefruit and vanilla. A cool musk adds a touch of sophistication. Together, these fragrant notes play a song no man can resist. The woman who dares to wear Cherie Blossom feels timeless, and in truth, we look the way we feel.

Notes: Somei Sakura (Cherry Blossom), Pink Grapefruit, Cool Musk, Vanilla 
Style:  Delicate. Young. Passionate.

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!!!!

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

~Anna

New Purchase! Sabon Body Scrub!!

27 Feb

Last week during a mall trip, I was talked into an expensive body scrub from Sabon.

Because, why not?  $33.00 USD is totally reasonable for oil and salt, no? Want it?  Click here.

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Ok, I will admit, I am also a sucker for jasmine and this smells oh so divine.

Here is a list of ingredients:

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Their claim? ¬†After you use this scrub, your skin is so moisturized that you don’t need to lotion.

And you know what? ¬†Yeah, that’s kinda true.

This was my first experience with this store and brand.  They also have a line of skin care and soaps.  I am curious about their face masks!

Have you tried a Sabon product?

~Anna

Korean Skincare – Sample Stash

26 Feb

Dig on this

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What you see here is a sample of Korean BB creams! SO MANY KINDS.

The site Cosmetic Love Рa Korean Beauty Shop sells and delivers to the American market.For $6.38 USD you can order a sample pack of 12 BB and CC creams.  I received mine in about 3 weeks from order.

I am slowly making my way through the stash.  Just finished my second sample.  I am able to get 2-3 uses out of each packet.

So far, love them!!!

-Anna

What I am trying – Smashbox Camera Ready BB Eye Cream!

21 Feb

BB cream for your eye?  Yes, says Smashbox.

I needed to try this because I love BB/CC anything and I love a good under eye concealer.

So I requested a sample from my local Sephora.  Here is a link to the product.

From Sephora:

What it is:
An innovative eye cream that features all the benefits of a traditional BB cream.

What it does:
Simplify your beauty routine with this do-it-all formula that comes in a range of shades and combines the benefits of BB Cream with the coverage of concealer. It fades the look of dark circles instantly and over time, reduces the appearance of puffiness, visibly smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, and improves firmness. It also primes, protects, conceals, hydrates, and illuminates.

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I have a generous sample, so I am really excited to play around with this.  It retails for $25.00 USD, not super expensive.  So if I like it, I will shell out my dollars for this.
I will do a full review after about a week.
Have you tried Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes yet???
~Anna

One Minute Makeover – Longer, Fuller Ponytail

7 Jan

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Best Red Lipsticks

12 Dec

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These beautiful reds range in price – between $6-$26!

The ones I want to try the most are the MAC – Russian Red, the Besume and the Tarte!

Want a $2 dupe of Russian Red – CLICK HERE