Jeffree Star x Manny MUA Bundle: Worth the Hype?!

I have seen a ton of Instagram posts about the collaboration between Jeffree Star and Many Mua. As of lately, there has been a ton of “news” (drama) between these two, but regardless of that I still wanted to review their collab for you guys.

If you aren’t familiar with these two beauty gurus- Jeffree & Manny- are very talented Beauty Influencers who collaborate on tons of tutorial & review videos on Youtube. These two are extremely knowledge in the beauty industry so when they released a collab, I was sooooo excited to check it out!

Pricing

I was luck enough to score this on Black Friday for $30, so I saved pretty big. This retails for $50 on jeffreestarcosmetics.com; If you were to buy these products individually, it would be $65 so the bundle is definitely a great deal.

Product Overview

With this bundle you receive 3 FULL SIZED products: (pictured below)

  • “I’m Shook” Velour Liquid Lipstick
  • “Daddy” Velour Liquid Lipstick
  • “Uranus” Skin Frost Highlight

Packaging

The outermost packaging is a thin black cardboard sleeve with the with a holographic collab logo. When we remove the sleeve we see a good sized black box with JSC and Manny MUA logos all over. The matte black and shiny black play very well with each other and make the cardboard unit very sleek and stylish.

When we open the box, it’s looks like this- with the items placed in individual slots so that they don’t slide around. I LOVE the attention to detail on this packaging!

The packaging on the actual products are great too, very durable and sturdy. I am familiar with the liquid lipstick tubes. I am a big fan of the size and shape of the applicator which hugs the lips so well and created a very crisp line.

The Skin Frost was waaaaayyyyy bigger than I expected! I new the compact were pretty large, but this blew my mind.

The mirror is fantastic and the product is pressed beautifully into the pan. It’s so pretty I almost didn’t want to touch it… but of course I did, I had to show off some swatches!

Product Swatches

  • “I’m Shook” Velour Liquid Lipstick is listed on the website as a “medium toned burnt coral”

  • “Daddy” Velour Liquid Lipstick is listed on the website as a “cool tone brown”

  • “Uranus” Skin Frost Highlight doesn’t have a website description but it is a very blinding gold!

Product Performance

The velour liquid lipsticks from Jeffree Star Cosmetics are one of my favorite liquid lipstick formulas. I love the way these look on the lips, plus they aren’t too uncomfortable. My one piece of advise would be to prep your lips before applying any of these so that you get the ultimate wear experience.

The Uranus skin frost is so blinding, it’s out of this world (get it, space joke there since its called Uranus). The texture is a lot different than what I am use to- its very chunky and glittery, so just be mindful if you are purchasing this that it is glittery. If you love the color but hate the texture of a chunky highlighter, no problem, you can apply this to the cheeks and then tap it with a dampened makeup sponge to make this look more melted into the skin and less heavy. This wears beautifully on the skin either way. Super pigmented when applying with a dry brush and even more pigmented with a dampened brush! I have been loving this to highlight the inner corner of my eyes as well as cheekbones for an ALL OVER glow.

Overall– Is it worth the  hype?!

YESSSSS, I am loving all three product that came in this bundle! The colors are all so beautiful and different from each other so you can make a lot of looks with these products. I am so thrilled I was able to score this on sale!

Have you guys and gals every tried Jeffree Star Cosmetics? Let me know in comments what your favs are!

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Black Friday Haul!

It’s been 2 weeks since the infamous Black Friday! I use to go out every year at 4 am to brave the stores, weather and crazy people just to get some goodies at a decent price. That was until a few years ago when I had an entire hot chocolate dumped on my white peacoat by an grumpy woman who NEEDED the last bunch of hand towels more than I did. That encounter is what made me turn to the dark side…. online shopping.

Between Thanksgiving night and Black Friday morning I did a of online shopping because I was not about to leave my comfy house with delicious left overs to stand in crazy lines. I ended up purchasing a good amount of makeup, so I figured I would share my finds with everyone!

Elf Cosmetics (ElfCosmetics.com)

I spent $28.50 total and saved $28.50!

For $28.50, I purchased:

  • Highlight Palette
  • Blush Palette
  • Contour Palette
  • Concealer Brush (2)
  • Hydrating Bubble Mask
  • Poreless Face Primer
  • High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
  • Silicone Blender and Highlighting Sponge Duo

Highlight Palette (originally $6, Black Friday Sale $3)

Blush Palette (originally $6, Black Friday Sale $3)

Contour Palette (originally $6, Black Friday Sale $3)

Concealer Brush (2) (originally $1, Black Friday Sale $0.50)

Hydrating Bubble Mask (originally $14, Black Friday Sale $7)

Poreless Face Primer (originally $10, Black Friday Sale $5)

High Definition Undereye Setting Powder (originally $3, Black Friday Sale $1.50)

Silicone Blender and Highlighting Sponge Duo (originally $10, Black Friday Sale $5)

Jeffree Star Cosmetics (JeffreeStarCosmetics.com)

I spent $46 total and saved $46!

For $46, I purchased:

  • Jeffrey Star x Manny MUA Bundle
  • Watermelon Gum Velour Lip Scrub
  • Peach Popsicle Velour Lip Scrub
  • Scorpio Velour Liquid Lipstick

Jeffrey Star x Manny MUA Bundle  (originally $50, Black Friday Sale $30)

Watermelon Gum Velour Lip Scrub (originally $12, Black Friday Sale $8)

Peach Popsicle Velour Lip Scrub (originally $12, Black Friday Sale $8)

Scorpio Velour Liquid Lipstick (originally $18, Black Friday Sale FREE ITEM!!!)

Macy’s, (macys.com)

I spent $19.99 and total and saved $39.51!

My last Black Friday purchase are these cute wedge/booties by American Rag. (originally $59.50, Black Friday Sale $19.99)

Let me know in the comments what you guys and gals picked up this Black Friday or Cyber Monday! I love sharing these finds with you all and hope everyone loves reading about these cosmetic hauls.

I am thinking of doing dedicated posts for the JSC x Manny MUA Bundle and maybe the ELF Bubble Mask. Any other items you wants to see a full review on?!

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Boxy Charm Unboxing: November 2018

I was really on the fence about signing up for Boxy Charm, being that it’s $21 per month- but I will say, I’m glad I did! I opened my first Boxy Charm this month and I was completely blown away with the products I received. Let’s jump right into these goodies:

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray

The first item I reached for from my Boxy Charm was this giant bottle of setting Spray from Cover FX. This is a full sized product and I am sooooo excited about it! I have really been into dewy skin lately so I was pleasantly surprised to pull out a full size product that I was in need of for my first item!

The mister on this is so incredibly fine, that at first I thought it wasn’t spraying. I am use to Mac Fix+ which has a much more robust spray. I will say don’t mind the fine mist, I just hold it a little closer to my face and spray a little extra.

The consistency of this is really nice. It wears well throughout the day and makes my skin very reflective and illuminated. I do want to point out the there is a very fine shimmer in this spray, so it you look closely at your skin, you will see a shimmery effect. This product might not be for everyone since because of that, but I really love it!

KNC Beauty Collagen Lip Masks (3)

The second item in my Boxy Charm were these 3 lip masks by KNC Beauty. I haven’t used these yet, but I think it’s a great product to receive, especially three of them!

Luxie Brush x Boxy Charm Travel Brushes (4)

My third Boxy Charm product is so stinking adorable. This pack of brushes came with 4 travel size brushes! The pink and rose gold is really cute and I love the different shapes this kit comes with.

I have used Luxie Brushed in the past so as soon as I opened this I was excited to see a familiar company. Luxie Brushes are great brushes and these are the perfect size to travel with!

Winkie Lux x Boxy Charm Kitten Palette

The fourth item from my Boxy Charm really knocked my socks off– THIS PALETTE IS EVERYTHING!!!!!! I am so in love with the packaging, the pan sizes, the pigmentation, the blend-ability, just everything.

First off, how cute is this packaging?!

The colors are great, ranging from mattes to shimmers and all out metallic. These has an amazing velvety feeling. They wear really well on the eyes and have such a great color scheme. These remind me of the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette being that the pans are the same shape and size, and some colors are similar, like the gold metallic. Check out my quick swatches, these color are soooo gorgeous.

Laqa & Co Cloud Lips Airy Matte Lipstick

The packaging on this is so pretty. I love the rose gold colored tube and I was very intrigued by the shape of the bullet.

I wanted so badly to like this but unfortunately, this product just isn’t for me. I love the color, a dark berry/purple and this did feel comfortable on the lips it just didn’t look good. The applicator wasn’t the best shape for my lips, I prefer a more precise tip.

This bleed immediately and looked like I was drinking too much red kool-aid.  This seemed to really show the texture of my lips and make them look more chapped than they are and the color was patchy. I’m sure if I were to use a lip liner and really scrub my lips with a sugar scrub lip I could get a better application. I just wouldn’t reach for this on my vanity when I have other dark purple lippies that are effortless to apply and wear.

Overall

I am extremely happy with this Boxy Charm!

So excited that I signed up for this subscription, its totally worth the $21! I cannot wait to see what comes in my December Box, stay tuned for that unboxing. Let me know in the comment if anyone else is signed up for Boxy Charm and what they received this month.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Nudes Vol. 1: Swatches & Review

I had been wanting to try Jeffree Star Cosmetics for a while but I figured I would wait for the Black Friday sales, since it is a more expensive brand. When I saw that this Mini Nudes bundle was launching, I couldn’t resist, because I love minis and I especially love nude liquid lipsticks. This was the type of makeup launch I had set it my calendar became I was so afraid it would sell out before I could purchase.

This launched on September 30th at 1pm (east coast) on Jeffreestarcosmetics.com. I was able to get on the website with no problem at all and my purchase was easy-peasy.

Within minutes, I received an email with a confirmation number. Two days later I was emailed with a shipping order number. And three days after that, I receive two emails, a few hours apart: one saying the order was out for delivery, and the other said the package had been delivered! I am thrilled with the costumer service in this company! I know these are just automated emails, but it is really nice to be updated as your order is being processed, delivered, etc.

Shipping

As I mentioned, this was purchased on 09/30 at I received it 6 days later, on 10/06. That is really good timing for a company thats doing big launch, because a lot of the time things get really backed up. In the initial email with my confirmation number, there was a disclaimer saying to allow for an extra 3-5 business days for new launch products, so I really wasn’t expecting to receive this so soon. Shipping was an additional $5.95, which is fairly standard for online beauty product sales.

Pricing/ Availability

This was $52 for the bundle + $5.95 for shipping, totaling $57.95. If we were to divid the minis into the price, it would put each mini liquid lipstick at $7.24 each (with shipping factored in). I think thats a great deal, being that this comes with 8 shades that are all truly different.

This is not a product you will see at Ulta or Sephora. Jeffrey Star Cosmetics are sold via his website, jeffreestarcosmetics.com and some online beauty retailers such as Beautylish.

Packaging

When I received this, it was in a hot pink box, so of course I knew right away what it was. The tape that sealed the box had the logo all over it and I thought that was a cute touch. Inside, my product was wrapped very carefully in tissue paper that was covered in the company logo as well as a layer of bubble wrap. Very happy to see how well this was packaged to ensure a safe delivery.


The packing of the actual unit is just as great! I am obsessed with the box this comes in. I love the color scheme and design of the exterior; it has this strange waxy feel to it, which I really like. It’s like a soft touch cardboard. There is an ombre of nude stripes cascading down the unit, with a golden metallic logo very largely printed on the front. 


The side of the box reads “Open here for nudes” which is so genius as far as packing goes. That side flap is actually magnetic which is freaking amazing!

When we open the box we can see that all 8 liquid lipstick tubes are held into a inserted unit.


 The names of the shades are listed below each component, as well as of the tube itself. The top of the box has smaller metallic gold logos throughout, which is just so gorgeous. I am head over heels with the packaging of this product, I makes me not want to put this on my vanity because its just displayed in her so nicely inside the box.

Swatches

This is a nude bundle but that doesn’t mean it’s all drab skin tone colors. The variety is really beautiful, ranging from flesh tones, ashy grey, to rosy pinks and warm deep terra cottas. Here are a few swatches!

Wearability

I’m not sure what Jeffree Star Cosmetics does in their liquid lipstick formula to make it so different but this is HANDS DOWN the most comfortable liquid lipstick I have ever tried. And thats saying a lot, I try different brands all the time. Typically, I reach for my Stila Liquid Lipstick because I find less drying than most brands, but in all honestly, this has just replaced Stila as my favorite formula!!!!

When I first applied this to my lips, it went on very easily. The shape of the application is nice, forming to the lips well. The color was opaque and not patchy at all as I ran it over my lips. At first, while it was still wet, I did think, hmm this seems like any other liquid lipstick, but as soon as it dried down I knew this wasn’t like anything else. My lips felt smooth and light. I didn’t feel any heavy product, excessive dryness or crusting. THIS FORMULA IS AMAZING!!! The first color I tried was Rose Matter, I applied it all over the lips, but before it could dried down, I used Androgen to line my lips and then blended together with a q tip for a Ombre lip look. I was nervous about this because some liquid lipsticks either dry down too quickly to blend or they are too thick and look bad. I am happy to report these blend in so beautifully; the colors transitioned into one another very easily and dried down together perfectly.

My one complaint is the smell… I absolutely hate the smell of these liquid lipsticks (some aren’t as strong). They smell like sweet cough syrup with spices in it, very licorice like. I really didn’t understand why the scent was so bad so I looked it up on the website and it says that some of the colors as scented with a root beer scent. I am NOT a fan of that at all, but the scent is something I can get over.

Overall

Overall, I cant wait for Volume 2!!!! My guess is it was named Mini Vol. 1 because they plan on releasing more mini bundles. Maybe another mini liquid lipsticks with reds or crazy bright color! Another thought it a mini bundle of highlighters?!? I am really excited to see what other new launched are coming, because this one really blew me away.

As of today, this is still available on the website, so if you wanted to try it out, theres still time!!! Let me know in the comments if anyone else picked this up, or has tried Jeffree Star Cosmetic products in the past! I am curious what other gems are in his collection that I have been missing out on.

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Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette: In-Depth Review & Swatches: It is Worth the Hype? 

The Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette is one of those products that is so buzzed about and hyped up on social media, it almost seems too good to be true. I had to get my hands on this and do a no holds bar review! We will be dividing in deep with this one, discussing everything from ordering the palette, swatches, textures, colors, price and the most important part: is it really worth the hype?!

Who is Jaclyn Hill?

If you aren’t familiar with Jaclyn Hill, she is a make up artist and beauty influencer who has a very popular YouTube channel. Jaclyn has partnered with Morphe in the past to do a “favorites palette” showcasing her favorite Morphe shadows. In that collab she was asked to just pick from the already manufactured eyeshadows to create a palette. Think of this collab as her filling up an empty Z Palette with her favorite individual eyeshadows.

What Makes This Palette Custom?

This time around was much different for Jaclyn being that The Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette is a product of her own imagination. Jaclyn helped with the colors, textures, finishes, etc. One of the processes she spoke about when launching was the pressing process. Each color is pressed into the pan to a certain degree in order to give you the ideal color payoff. If a color is pressed too hard, it can be difficult to lift the pigment from the pan to your brush. If a color is packed too lightly, there can be a ton of fall out when you dip your brush in to pick up product. Jaclyn had these shadow represses over and over and over making sure the consistency was perfect. Each color in this palette is individually packed to the desired amount for that particular shade (meaning instead of pressing all of the shadows with same amount of pressure, each color has a certain amount of pressure applied to make sure the color is perfect.) This was a very lengthy process that Jaclyn dedicated herself to for 2 years! Talk about anticipation..

Ordering

This palette was originally launched in June 2017 and has since been restocked a few times. I wanted this so incredibly bad the first time around but I just couldn’t get on the website fast enough, being that it sold out within the first hour. This last restock, I was READY! I had two computer screens up side by side with the Morphe website at 10:45am, just waiting for the 11am banner to say “IN STOCK” (I live on the east coast, it was live 8am on the west coast). As soon as 11am hit I clicked on the Jaclyn Hill Palette link and placed it in my cart! I will mention I was surprised that I couldn’t buy more than 1 palette, but I understand it’s a sought after item and I shouldn’t be so greedy.

Price

The palette is $38 and the shipping charge was $7.95, so overall I spent $45.95.

If you were to break this down, from the subtotal price, each shadow would be $1.09.

If you were to break this down from the overall total, each shadow would be $1.43.

Shipping

I ordered this on Tuesday 08/22 and it was to my house by Saturday 08/26. Insanely fast delivery! This was packaged well, even bubble wrapped inside the box, which is always nice!

Packaging

This palette comes in a cardboard unit that it a heavy duty quality, yet lightweight. This isn’t the fanciest, or most innovative packaging ever; very standard as far as cardboard palettes go. The white and silver color scheme on the outside of the palette is very chic, I like how subtle yet elegant the front is. I could tell right away that this packaging is going to show wear and tear being thats is bright white; pigment will show up on the outside of the unit if you’re not careful.


The color names are NOT listed anywhere on the actual palette! This isn’t a huge deal for the everyday makeup wearer, but it is an issue for beauty bloggers/influencers being that you want know the shade name when doing tutorials, etc.

One downside of this palette is that there is no mirror- at all. Where a mirror would normally lay, theres a note instead that reads, “This palette is dedicated to all my loving subscribers. XO Jaclyn”.  Thats cute and all, but what I did was tape the card insert with the color names so I could reference it in the future.

Colors/ Finishes

There are 35 shades in this palette, ranging in color families and finishes. There are mattes, shimmers, foils, cool tones, warm tones, neutral tones- pretty much everything you could ask for in a palette. The one thing I will nitpick is there is no matte white shade (I’m a strict believer in having a pure white and pure black in every palette!), but really this isn’t a huge deal, as there are two shimmery off white shades. The individual pans are a good size, this is definitely a generous palette when it comes to product amount.

Texture

The matte shades in here are so creamy compared to other matte shades, I was really blow away when I first touched these. The shimmers almost feel wet on the fingers when you swirl into the pans. All of there colors swatch beautifully on the arm and wear so well on the eye. These blend out really well although I did see some patchy areas with the shimmery shades when applied with a brush. I definitely recommend spraying you brush first and picking up the product wet, or use your fingers to warm up the shadow when applying. These are very soft shadows so there is a bit of fall out in the palette, however I haven’t noticed any fall out of my face when applying these.

Swatches

These swatches were done of bare, clean skin. I did not use any primers on my skin before switching. I have inserted the color names into the photos to make it easier for everyone to understand. The swatches are done per row, (I started at the elbow and worked my way to the wrist, so technically these are the rows backwards, sorry about that). 


 

 

Pros & Cons

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Overall

Overall, I think this palette is absolutely gorgeous and an insane deal. These are currently sold out of the Morphe website, but I have heard rumors of another launch for this!!

Disclaimers

This is not a sponsored post/AD. I purchased this palette with my own money.

This is my personal opinion. If you disagree, thats totally fine. Different opinions are welcome here and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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First Impressions: Glam Glow Blue Sonic Mask

Once again, my curiosity has been peeked after seeing the same product all over Instagram. It seems every beauty gurus out there uses or promotes the Glam Glow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment, which is a shiny blue peel of mask. Glam Glow is known for their high end masks, which will cost you a pretty penny.

This is the .5 oz unit which retails at $22. The larger unit is $69 for 1.7 oz. I purchased my mask through Sephora, also for sale on the Glam Glow website. Like always, let’s break this down and find out if it really is worth the hype!  

Packaging

Obviously this is a special product because of the packaging, being that it’s a collectors edition. I got the Tails container; there was also a Sonic one and a Knuckles one.

Smell & Texture

I don’t like the smell of this AT ALL, however I think I may be alone on that opinion. This has a very tropical scent, to me I smell coconut alcohol  and sun screen. I know, most people love that scent but I personally do not and I didn’t expect it at all.


The texture is thick and gel like at first. It spreads pretty far on the face as you rub it in, so I suggest going in with a little and add from there.

Application

The package does say to avoid the eyebrows and hairline, so be mindful when using this, don’t rip your hair out!

This dried pretty quickly. Because it said to leave on for 30 minutes, I thought this would stay wet for a while, or at least be tacky. However, within about 5 minutes this was dry to the touch. Running my fingers over this was interesting. The mask did not budge, slide, or even come off onto my fingers. It was completely locked in place on my skin. The mask was very smooth all over except for my forehead, which felt rough to the touch. I wonder if this is because my forehead is my oily area? 


This is a firming mask, so expect a tightening feeling when wearing this!

Removing the Mask

This peels off very easily. I used the pad of my finger to roll the edge of this until I was able to get a good piece lifted off of my chin. From there I slowly pulled the mask away from my skin and it very gently peeled off. I was a little nervous to remove this, but it wasn’t painful or difficult, much to my surprise! When I pulled this off of my face, you could literally see indentations from my pores on the strips of mask. That shows you how this really penetrates pores to remove dirt and oil.


My skin felt very tight and smooth when I took this off. I rinsed with warm water, dried my skin and then followed with a moisturizer.

Results

Being that this is a first impression, I’ve only used this product once. Most of the time, with skin care, you need to try the product out for a few solid weeks to see any results. From my first use of this product I can tell you my skin already looks improved! My pores look smaller and clean. My skin looks refreshed and less dull. And the weirdest thing, my skin still feels tight like when the mask was on. It’s been about 20 minutes and my face feels tight and plump!

Worth the Hype?


I am truly impressed with this mask! I don’t think I’ve ever experienced immediate results with a skin care product, at least not the this level. I would 100% recommend this product, this may even become my new skin care holy grail! I cannot wait to do this again next week and see how my skin improved over time. Now I understand the hype on Instagram, this product works; totally worth the hype!

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Ipsy vs. Sephora Play: July 2017

One of my favorite posts to share with you guys and gals are the monthly Ipsy and Sephora Play unboxing! If you are unfamiliar with these, they are a month subscription service that mails 4-5 products to your doorstep! The products range in size from sample, deluxe sample and full sized. In Ipsy, there is a mixture of high end and drugstore brands; Sephora Play is high end only, found in Sephora stores.

The items pictured are sample sized, unless otherwise stated. The prices listed along side the products are for FULL SIZED versions. The retailers vary, as I look up where to find these the cheapest, incase you do not have an Ipsy subscription. If you are in Ipsy subscriber, make sure to check their website as they do offer sales and coupon codes.

Let’s jump right in! These are the bags that I received this month:

Cosmetics Bags


These are both cute bags.. nothing I’m jumping for joy over, but they are cute nonetheless. The zippered bag, with the cartoon egg thing was from Ipsy.  The pink plaid Glamp Out bag is from Sephora. Now for the important stuff.. what’s inside?!

Sephora

  • Ren Clear Skin Care Ever Calm Global Protection Day Cream
  • Clinique Chubby Stick in
  • Madam C J Walker Beauty Culture Wonderful Deep Conditioning Masque
  • It Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara

Ipsy

  • Tarte Park Ave Princess Bronzer
  • Windy Lux Double Matte Whip
  • Ciate Wonderland Eyeliner
  • TonyMoly Im Real Sheet Masks in Green Tea and Lotus
  • M Princess Pressed Eyeshadow

 

Individual Item Breakdown

Sephora Play Items:

Ren Clear Skin Care Ever Calm Global Protection Day Cream


This moisturizer is suppose to help the skin purify from environmental issues like smoke, pollution and weather. I have used a variety of moisturizers, but none that have made this claim. I am interested in how this would work but I feel like these are the type of products you need to use daily for a while to see it is really pays off.  ($22.97, walmart.com)

Clinique Chubby Stick in Woppin’ Watermelon

I have used a few of these before, in different shades and I do like the feel of them on the lips. These have very little color pay off  in these lighter shades like this. Since I already have a few of these in similar shades, I will be including this in an upcoming giveaway. ($17, sephora.com)

Madam C J Walker Beauty Culture Wonderful Deep Conditioning Masque

I’ve been more into hair care lately, so I will be trying this out for sure. My hair is chemically treated (bleach, color removers, and a ton of color deposits) so I could definitely use a refresher! I don’t typically use hair masques but that’s what these subscription boxes are all about- trying new things! ($32, sephora.com, currently out of stock)

It Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara

I have gotten this before in a subscription box and used it in the past. This isn’t my favorite mascara in the world, but I dont hate it. This does add a bit of length and volume, but nothing too dramatic. I do like that the formula being that isn’t too drying and it doesn’t flake. ($24, itcosmetics.com)

Ipsy Items:

Tarte Park Ave Princess Bronzer

I have heard a lot about this bronzer, it seems to be pretty hyped up on Instagram, soI was very excited to see this! I am not huge on bronzers, being that I have pale skin, but this gives such a nice glow-y feel that is perfect for the summer. I apply this with a large angled fluffy brush to my temples, cheekbones, and down the side of my neck. I love how this wears on the skin! The packaging on this is really cute too, with a faux crocodile skin on the compact. The pan size is good sized and I see this lasting my quiet a while! ($30, tartecosmetics.com)

Windy Lux Double Matte Whip in Angel Food 

This product is a rose pink matte liquid lipstick. The packing and name is super cute, although it doesn’t seem like a very big sample compared to the same of most liquid lipsticks. The full sized in so adorable, it has little ice-cream cones on it , so cute! I did swatch this on my hand and it was tacky at first and then dried down completely matte. This is so long lasting, the swatch stayed on my hand the entire day until I removed it with soapy water! I am impressed with the staying power of these and would like to try other colors! ($13, winkylux.com)

Ciate Wonderland Gel Kohl Eyeliner Pencil

This is a cool concept, one side is eyeliner and the other side is an angled brush. The brush is insanely soft and flexible. I definitely thought it would be stiff and was really surprised at how well it blended the liner out with the bendable bristles. I haven’t tried this on my eye yet, so I dont know how well it would hold up in the water liner, but I will give it a whirl soon. I swatched this on my hand and the liner is a bit rough, not super creamy, but it does have good color pay off. The pigment is definitely bold and blends down softly, so I like that you could do a different looks with this product! ($18, sephora.com)

TonyMoly Im Real Sheet Masks in Green Tea and Lotus

I love receiving sheet masks in my subscription boxes because I always find new brands or mask types that I’m unfamiliar with. I am excited to try these out, I saw this brand listed on a makeup website recently and I was intrigued! These are really inexpensive for sheet masks, so if they work out for me, I will definitely be repurchasing. Who doesn’t want affordable skin care?! ($3 each, macys.com)

M Princess Pressed Eyeshadow in Biscuit

I am just not a fan of single eyeshadows. I typically throw them in a random drawer and forget about them. I am a palette queen all the way. I know, I know, just get a Z palette to hold all of my singles, I keep telling myself but haven’t actually done it. This color on this looks nice, but upwards of $15 seem like a lot of money for a single shadow. I did not open this or swatch it because it will be in an comping giveaway (possibly this week so keep you eyes peeled!) ($15.45, http://www.emmprincess.com.au)

Overall

The winner this month is clearly IPSY! I was really excited with the variety of products this month. It was 6 products total, since it came with two different sheet masks!  For $10 I am really ecstatic to receive a lipstick, eyeshadow, two face masks, bronzer and an  eyeliner!!!

Sephora Play on the other hand was a little underwhelming. I will likely use some of these, but I just wasn’t super excited the way I was when I opened my Ipsy bag. As you may have noticed, there are only 4 items listed for my Sephora Box this month, because I did not receive one of the items listed on my information pamphlet, so I know I was suppose to receive it… Also, the fragrance sample I received leaked…. so not great showing this month for the Sephora Box.

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