November Play! by Sephora Unboxing

Hello lovelies! This post is going up much earlier than expected because well I got my box earlier than expected. I remember watching a YouTube video or reading someone’s blog months and months ago about how receiving a subscription box is like opening presents on Christmas morning. Let me tell you, it totally is!

This month’s box theme is Best in Glow. All products will make you skin and features glow. I’m very excited to try out this month’s product.

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Products

Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment; .5 oz. $22

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet; Retails: $39

Cover FX Illuminating Primer; Retails: $38

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rose Gold; Retails: $29

Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel; Retails: $12

Maison Margiela Replica in Lipstick On; Retails: $125

That is everything that came in my November Play box. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a bonus item in this months box. I hope you enjoyed this months unboxing. Have a great week! See you all in my next post!

The Great Clear Out: Jewelry Edition

Hello lovelies! Today I’m taking you through my jewelry stash. Growing up I was not much of a jewelry girl or girly girl. I was very much a tomboy. I wore studs, gym shoes, a cross around my neck, and my hair in a ponytail. I only wore “nice” shoes to church on Sundays. Never would I have thought that I would have a jewelry box full of jewelry. Most of it I have never worn, and some I kept for that just in case occasion. Let’s take a look of what my stash looked like before.

img_2001As you can see I have a very full jewelry box, an additional smaller box, and some laying on my dresser. I looked thoroughly through everything. I kept only what brought me joy or what I know will be of use to me for a specific occasion. This surprisingly didn’t take me long to get through. I got rid of maybe 25 pairs of earrings, 8 necklaces, 5 bracelets, and 5 rings.

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I didn’t think getting rid of that would make much of a difference space wise, but boy was I wrong! As I started putting everything away there was quite a bit of space. I was able to lay almost everything out clearly. The only items that were somewhat compact were my earrings. Also, I was able to get everything into one box.

img_2113You can clearly see just about all the jewelry I own. Notice that there is no longer the additional smaller metal box. There are no longer necklaces doubled up on the hanging hooks, my rings fit in this box, and so do a few family heirloom type pieces. This is probably the second time, my jewelry has been gone through in the last few years. Something that I plan on doing as time goes by is to invest in pieces that I absolutely love and can be worn as the years go by. Yes, trendy pieces are nice to have for awhile, but as the name suggests, it is a trend. It won’t stay around for that long, or “be in”. Hope you enjoyed taking a quick look into my jewelry stash. This clear out series has taught me some lessons, and has made me take a different approach when I shop. Have a great weekend. See you in my next post!

 

Project Pan Update #3

Hello lovelies! I know that this update is a little late going up but I wanted to update you all anyways. This will be short and sweet and I’m not going to go through every item. The only new item that I have essentially used up is my Blistex Silk n Shine Lip Balm. I have to use my finger now in order to get the product out of the tube. I could use a lip brush, but for a lip balm it just doesn’t seem worth it to me to do that. I have moved on to the Nivea Lip Butter in order to try and finish that as well by the end of the year.

The next few items that should be done within this next month, the body scrub, which I feel is the never ending tub, the Clinique eye cream, and the Clarins Serum. Honestly, I don’t see my self finishing up any of my hair products or my perfume, but I have made quite a bit of progress with the perfume. I’m over the scent and have a list of perfumes that I would like to get and some samples I have received.

I originally gave myself to December 5th to finish at least 10 items, and I thought how ridiculous that is! I still have 3 more weeks of the year left. There’ll be one more update before the final reveal of everything that I have used up. I am hopeful that I will reach my goal of 10, and look forward to doing another project pan in the future. Have a great Monday and I’ll see you in my next post!

October Play! by Sephora Unboxing

Hello lovelies! I didn’t want to skip showing you my October box, and I figured I would put this post up now before it got too late. Once again technology hasn’t been my friend and unfortunately I’m not sure how many more times this is going to happen. One day I will be able to get a new computer and most problems will be solved. I know that I have said about previous boxes that I am really excited about a few items that I received, but this months box, I absolutely LOVE everything that I got. First I didn’t receive the standard 5 items plus a perfume sample, I received 6! Yes, you read that correctly 6. I got 2 of one of the products. I’ll let you know further down which one I got 2 of. Did this happen to any one else?

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Products

Christophe Robin Regenerating Hair Mask; Retails: $71

Erborian Bamboo Frappee Skin Reviving Fresh Gel; Retails: $43

The Estee Edit Flash Photo Gloss; Retails: $20 (I GOT 2!)

Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist & Setting Spray; Retails: $44

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat; Retails: $24

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris; Retails: $92

┬áThis box has been by far my favorite box I received. The perfume sample, I actually smelled right away when I opened my box and it smells amazing and lasts all day on the skin. I can’t wait to try out the hair mask and the face gel. The second Flash Photo Gloss I’m going to give to someone in their stocking for Christmas. I love that Sephora included a lip color that could work on just about anyone

CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara Review

Hello lovelies! Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the CoverGirl Super Sizer mascara. I saw this mascara everywhere! Instagram, YouTube, etc. Since I saw this everywhere, I waited and waited and when I finally got my hands on it, it took me forever to actually get around to using it. I have now been using this on and off for the last couple of months. Honestly, I have a love hate relationship with this product.

left: w/ mascara right: no mascara

left: w/ mascara right: no mascara

Formula: I love the formula. It glides on easily and it definitely can be layered without getting too clumpy. Tip: If you layer on too much to the point where it gets a little too clumpy, use the CoverGirl Clump Crusher and it fixes the situation.

Application: It says to twirl the wand to apply to your lashes. I can not do this for the life of me! Do any of you have the same problem? I apply this just like how I put on any other mascara. No matter how I applied the mascara, this ended up everywhere!

What is that?! Mascara all over my eyelid.

What is that?! Mascara all over my eyelid.

Longevity: This lasts as long as you don’t cry, rub your eyes, or sweat a lot.

Overall Score: 4/10; I like the formula, but that is where it ends. When I opened up the packaging, the wand was bent, it smelled a little funny and the application was literally all over the place. The lasting power is good, but not the greatest. I feel like this mascara you either love it or hate it.