July 2017 Sephora Play Box 


Photo above without flash.

Hello all, I wanted to share with you the contents and thoughts on the products I received in my July 2017 Sephora Play. My June box was rather awful, it had products for blow drying (which I never do) and curly hair (that I don’t have) and I only enjoyed 2 of the products, it was the worst one I’ve received so it wasn’t worth mentioning.

Photo above shows use of the lipstick and the mascara.

This month, however, I’m far more impressed! I got a leave in conditioner from Brigeo that smells like orange juice, a caudile anti wrinkle serum (seems nice, too early to tell how it works), a tarte lipstick that is a lovely pinky-brown nude, a Bobbi brown mascara (which is nice and volumizing), the fresh rose face mask which is hydrating and I love and a fragrance from clean which is nice enough that I’ll wear but not something I would purchase, especially at the cost of perfumes! 

Photo above with flash. 

I’d definitely say my $10 went to better use this month! Right now this is my only subscription but I’ve been quite pleased overall that I just signed up for boxycharm (and much to my annoyance got waitlisted). So hopefully when I get off the waitlist I’ll have some cool products to try out! 

That’s all for now!

XO

-A

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BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic first impression

So I went to Ulta today to get my brows done and did a little stress shopping. There are exciting, scary, amazing, terrible (not really) things happening that have my stress levels through the roof. Last weekend was my best friends wedding and it was so fun and beautiful but also stressful and time consuming so I’m starting to decompress. Today I snagged this bh cosmetics baby for $16 which is an incredible deal for a palette these days. Especially when a crappy Maybeline palette is $14 (looking at you, blushed nudes). 


This BH palette has 18 shades which makes these colors less than $1 each! You can get a stunning variety of looks too! These shadows are baked so they work best with a mixing medium of your choice (I chose to use fix plus). Though they swatch fine dry, I don’t see them applying well without liquid. 

  

That being said, the look I achieved was quite vibrant and stunning! I used Earth, Neptune, Milky Way and Aphrodite. I also used Saturn as my face highlight.

There’s some pretty shades in both the warm and cool toned families. I will say there are two blues and two purples that are so similar I’m sure they’ll be indistinguishable on the eye but that still leaves 16 unique shades. However, this palette is all shimmers so if you are one of those people who refuses to use a shimmer in the crease because of ~rules~ (I get you if you have hooded eyes or small lid space) then this isn’t for you or you’ll need a companion palette of matte transition colors. 

I find this palette so aesthetically pleasing and totally dig the galaxy/space vibe and the marbelized shadows. I feel that this was a good buy as I had no issues applying or blending these shades and found them to be vibrant on the lid. I’m looking forward to creating more looks with this guy! 


XO

-A

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Haul 


Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a little bit, life’s been a bit crazy! Last weekend was my best friends bachelorette party in Chicago and next weekend is the wedding! Spare time has been scarce to say the least! 

I did find the time last weekend to do a little shopping at the Victoria’s Secret sale! While we were on our trip I smelled a body spray one of the other girls had with her and knew I had to have it! That was Victoria’s Secret Bombshell.

Lucky for me, when we returned they were having a sale! I got two minis of bombshell (one not pictured) at $6 each. A mini of heavenly and a mini of crush and $6 each. A bombshell rollerball for $6. A water bottle that was filled with PINK fresh and clean body scrub, lotion, body spray (not pictured as it’s on my work desk) and lip balm all for $10.50!! Which is crazy, the bottles alone are usually $25!! I scooped that up real fast. I also got some super cute pink duo chrome slides that I’m obsessed with! 
All together I spent $78 (so I got the pretty and useful free cooler bag tote; its black with gold script and in the trunk of my car). So I spent $78 for seven items (eight if you count my tote). Which is less than $11 an item if you count my water bottle gift set at one item. Overall, I’m super happy with my purchase. ☺️