Advertisements
Tag Archives: Sephora

Review – Living Proof Perfect hair Day night cap overnight perfector

28 Dec

fullsizer-jpg

I’m a fan of all Living Proof products, but I was hesitant of the Night Cap Overnight Perfector.  Full size of this costs $28.00

I have been meaning to use this for MONTHS, and I finally made myself this week.  I really wanted to use up a lot of things before the end of the year.

I wasn’t super into an overnight treatment because I am afraid of over-conditioning my hair and having it look greasy.

However, after an unfortunate result from a “curl”spray which shall remain nameless because I really don’t want to write a negative review, my hair was very dry.

I was finally brave and ready to try the overnight treatment to help remedy the mess that was happening on my head.

So, I slathered it on and put my hair in a scrunchie and slept.  I washed it out in the morning to a huge surprise.  MY HAIR WAS AWESOME.  So shiny and hydrated!!!  It’s been shiny for days.  Also, it has not been frizzy and it has tamed any fly aways.

What Sephora Says

What it is:
An easy-to-use solution that provides up to one week of more shiny, vibrant, manageable hair overnight, with benefits that last through five shampoos.

What it is formulated to do:
Night Cap is beauty sleep redefined. It was engineered to intuitively target your hair’s needs for enhanced shine, vibrancy, and manageability delivered overnight, with results that last all week. It boosts shine for days with weightless radiance refractors that outperform silicones and oils. It delivers lasting color vibrancy by combining the patented healthy hair molecule (OFPMA) with long-lasting cuticle sealing technology to help smooth and seal down the cuticle and reduce pigment loss. And it improves hair’s manageability with amino acids that condition and protect strands, safeguarding against daily styling and environmental assaults.

This power-packed formula was engineered to intuitively target and transform the daily weathering of hair. An amino acid blend mimics amino acids found naturally in hair and penetrates into the cortex to keep hair smooth, soft, and supple. Time-release conditioners and antioxidants ensure hair is properly hydrated while remaining strong and protected from environmental assaults. OFPMA combines with biomimetic lipids designed to mimic the lipids found naturally in the F-layer—keeping hair looking, feeling, and behaving its very best.

Does this deliver?

Yes!  I am very happy with the results.

Would I purchase this?  

Yes, it works.  Why would I not purchase it?

Have you used the Living Proof Perfect hair Day night cap overnight perfector?

Thanks for reading!

~Anna

Advertisements

Sephora Play! November Reveal

23 Nov

Unlike Ipsy or Birchbox, which have some level of customization, I don’t believe Play! varies much from customer to customer.  At any rate, I don’t see a lot of these reveals for Play!, so I don’t feel like this is totally useless.  If you aren’t familiar with Sephora Play!, it’s a monthly beauty box subscription for $10.00 USD a month plus tax.

img_0281

Maison Margiela perfume sample.  I always like to get perfume samples because I love changing up my scents.

Glam Glow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment

Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet

Cover FX Illuminating Primer

Laura Mercier Cavier Stick Eye Shadow – LOVE THIS ALREADY

Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel.

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about Sephora including their own brand in the subscription. I do like the Sephora brand, but I don’t know if I want to see it as part of the boxes.

Thanks for reading!

~Anna

Empties – November 2016

21 Nov

It’s been a long time since I did an Empties post.  I was collecting my empties and intended to do a “season” empty for summer.  However, the amount of all my empty products grew into a huge bucket of containers and it overwhelmed the heck out of me.  So I though it all away and decided to start fresh with November.

In November, I have used up 4 whole things.

FOUR

HAHAHA  I feel like a cosmetic failure of some sort.

Behold:

img_0282

Listing items left to right:

Caress Daily Silk Body Wash $4.39 USD available at Walgreens.

Living Proof Perfect Day Dry Shampoo $22.00 USD available at Sephora.

Wild Ferns New Zealand Manuka Honey Ultra Rich Night Revival Creme $18.50 USD available at Amazon.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo $23.00 USD available at Sephora.

All these items are on regular rotation and I buy them frequently.

Thanks for reading!

Looking forward to reading everyone’s empties post.

~Anna

What’s in my make-up bag?

15 Nov

 

fullsizer

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 🙂

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!!

~Anna

Sephora Play! October 2016

21 Oct

I love when the beauty boxes come back to back like that.  It’s like make-up Christmas for me!

img_0114

Look at that huge size for the Christophe Robin masque!

I got this last night, and today I wore that Smashbox lip product.  I’m in love .

This is my 3rd or 4th month of Play!, and I love it.  It’s $10.00 a month PLUS tax, so it ends up being about $10.66 or something for my area.

Bonus – you earn 10 Sephora points for each month when you sign up for the subscription.

I can’t wait to use all these and review them!

Are you a Play! fan?

Thanks for reading!

~Anna

Review – Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray

20 Sep

I really enjoy hair products, especially ones that fill my fantasies with thick and long hair.

Thickening hairspray, you say?  You had me at “thick”!

I think this was a Birchbox item. My apologies for not remembering.

img_3332

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray retails for $29.00 for 8 oz of product.  You can get a trial/travel size for $10.00 at Sephora.

From Sephora: 

What it is:
A setting spray that offers a moderate hold for all hair types.

What it does:
This spray lifts and holds all hair types—thin, thick, straight, or curly. Use it for blow-drying, setting, protecting from heat, adding volume, lifting, controlling, and finishing any style. Pair this must-have formula with Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner for a little more heft.

My thoughts:

Does it work?

I spray this on my hair after I wash it at night.  What this does is give me more volume and bounce to my hair the next day.  I don’t think it lasts past 1 day of use.  It does fade out and you will need to reapply.  However, if you over use it too many days in a row it becomes sticky.  It did on my hair, at least.  My hair is thick/thin.  I have a full head of fine hair.

Would I re-purchase?

Yes, but not at the full size.  I think the trial size goes a long way, and I don’t use it very regularly.

Thanks for reading!

~Anna

What I’m into – Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

13 Mar

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

wpid-20140310_065444.jpg

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

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.

wpid-20140219_190355.jpg
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

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Elcat Dupes!

25 Jan

Image

Review – Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black and White Perfume

17 Jan

I was lucky enough to get the last samples from my local Sephora of these cute perfumes.  

Image

 

If you are not familiar, Elizabeth & James is the fashion company owned by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.  Yes, THOSE Olsens.

Image

 

YOU GOT IT, DUDE!

Anyway, I have been very eager to try these scents.  As I predicted, I liked the Nirvana Black much more than the White.  The White is too floral for me and makes me think of my Grandma.  The Nirvana Black smells like a sexy candle, in a good way.  I really like it – but I am not going to be purchasing it.  The reason for this is that it has no staying power on me.  After about 3 hours its completely gone, and I even made other people smell me -FOR SCIENCE!  For $70 for a 1.7oz bottle, I want staying power.

I really wish it worked for me.  I love the smell and the packaging, but its sadly a disappointment.  Maybe your body chemistry will work better with it, but make sure you go get a sample first.  Sephora makes samples of ANY of their perfumes.  Super handy as all perfumes smell different on different people.

 

<3, K