Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Victoria Secret Ultra Rich Cream Wash in Coconut Milk Review





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I like a lot of people love Victoria Secret, I have been wearing their bras since I was about 14/15ish from the PINK section. I have since grown out of using their Fantasy Fragrances everyday and onto using Perfume. It's a rare day when their skin care catches my eye but their new 4 step skin care system caught my eye. I just had to pick it up! 


I'm going to start off with step 2 of the system the cream body wash. I skipped out on the body scrub because I felt like it did not have enough scrubbers in it so I did not pick it up. 

What it promises: 

Description

A wash that cleans and nourishes, enriched with our natural Cotton Moisture Complex and conditioning coconut milk for ultimate moisture every day.

TIPS & TRICKS:Step two in our four-step Ultimate Moisture System for nourished, touchable skin from head to toe.

  •  Exclusive Cotton Moisture Complex for ultimate hydration
  • Replenishing rice milk and coconut oil
  • Infused with coconut milk for its soothing and moisturizing properties
  • Clinically proven formula
  • International patent-pending technology
  • Paraben free
What I found:

I like variety when it comes to body washes, I rotate between Lush, Victoria Secret fantasies, Bath and Body works and Olay. I always go back to my Olay body wash due to how moisturized it makes my skin feel. I still use body washes if they make my skin dry (Lush, Victoria Secret fantasies) I just follow up with a moisturizer. 

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I have to admit that the Coconut Milk cream wash not only smells heavenly it also feels heavenly on my skin. It lathers really well so a little goes a long way. My skin feels clean after I use it. Also it did not irritate me at all so it's safe for lady parts! 

My skin it not feel dry after use but I do like to follow it up with moisturizer. I like the clean, fresh scent it leaves behind on my skin. The fragrance is light enough that it does not interfere with your perfume. 


PROS:
  • Smells devine 
  • Laters well, little goes a long way
  • Easily obtainable
  • Moisturizes my skin
  • safe for all over use
CONS:
  • Pricy - picked it up for $8 but normally is 3 for $30
  • Not super moisturizing, will need to be followed up with lotion in the winter.

NOTE: I will be also reviewing the body lotion, and weightless oil in the same line, coming soon.

VERDICT: While this is definitely a luxury item with that high price tag I really enjoyed it. I plan on picking up more when I run out. I recommend this to everyone, the coconut milk is my favorite flavor. 

Did anyone else pick up any other scents from this collection? 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sephora's Beauty Before Brunch Event

I knew the Beauty Before Brunch Event was coming back in Mid-July before it was announced thanks to my favorite Sephora Employees. After hearing about it I just had to go! Who doesn't love Sephora events? They are always a good time!
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You can watch my video about my experience here:




If not keep reading to find out what I picked up and what I thought about the event!

I went into this event with a same budget of only $70. I didn't want to spend too much on makeup because I am saving up for the Sephora VIB November sale along with all the Fall releases coming soon - talking about Makeup Geek Jaclyn Hill Collaboration.  Anyone else excited for the incoming fall collections?

I personally had a lot of fun during this event. I brought Joe my fiancé with me, as well as through working at the mall I made lots of friends throughout the stores. It was like a small party. I talked to a few different associates which I came to find out they will be re doing some of the Kat Von D makeup and releasing new shades soon! I can't wait.

I got to try out the Vita Liberata tanning mouse while I was there which I have to say impressed me. Did not turn me orange! Also a review of that coming soon!

I picked up 2 Kat Von D liquid lipstick during the event, then ended up ordering one from home during the 4 times the points period because they did not have the shade I wanted in the store. I am beyond impressed with the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks as this is my first experience with them.
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Top to Bottom: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks: Beloved, Noble Requiem.

I also picked up a thing of brush on lash glue. I just needed new lash glue since I do use fake lashes pretty often now a days.
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Not only did I get the items I purchased but I got this cool bag FILLED with all these goodies to try! I'm so excited! I love going to Sephora, due to the nice people working and the freebies. I love being able to try new things!

Did you try the new Liquid Lipsticks? What is on your Sephora Wishlist?? 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sephora Haul/Becca Champagne Pop

Purchased.

This Haul are items back from the beginning of July/end of June. I picked up a few must have items from Sephora and I ordered the coveted Becca Champagne Pop highlighter. It has been a pretty expensive makeup month for me. I swear I always seem to run out of my must need products all at the same time!

Let's get into the fun! Here is my Haul Video:



 I decided to try Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide in Shell I have to say after a month of using this foundation I like it, it's really nice. It lasts all day when primed and set. I do notice that it sinks into my pores throughout the day which is a big disappointment for me. I really like it, but I'm not quite sure I'd repurchase this one.
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I picked up Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation I have pleased to say I've had no breakouts or irritation with this. I was afraid to try this since it is a mineral powder they usually break me out, but not this one. I like this but I honesty don't notice a difference between this and my Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder.

Last but not least Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter I am in love with it, but I just don't feel like this highlight will always work for me. I like it for the summer but not for my winter pale skin. Definitely will make lots of appearances in the summer for me.
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All in all this wasn't such a bad haul Expensive but not too bad.

Sephora's Beauty Before Brunch event is coming up soon! I need suggestions of what I should pick up!! Please send me eye shadow palette suggestions pleaseeeee!!


Monday, July 27, 2015

Wen Summer Seasonal Scents- Summer Coconut Lime Verbena and Summer Coconut Mango Review

Purchased.

Everyone must know I am in love with WEN by Chaz Dean by now. (If not check out my comprehensive review of WEN here. ) I jumped at the chance to order the 3 piece set of WEN Summer Coconut Lime Verbena cleansing conditioner, treatment oil and replenishing mist.

This post will not only be a review of the Summer Coconut Lime Verbena it will also feature Summer Honey Peach and Summer Coconut Mango.

Watch the Video down below to see my review of the 3 summer flavors:




Coconut Lime Verbena:

As I said above I was so excited to try the newest WEN summer seasonal! I love Bath and Body's Coconut Lime Verbena Soap scent. I just KNEW I was going to love that scent. I did love the scent, it smells really refresh and clean without the powdery laundry scents.

Now for the cleansing power my hair feels clean, but my roots get super greasy really fast. My roots never feel this greasy until like mid 2nd day after cleanse or the 3rd day. Never a few hours after cleansing with the Coconut Lime Verbena.

I am sad to state I am not a fan of WEN Coconut Lime Verbena, I actually sent that back to QVC. Which I have to state

Everyone must know I am in love with WEN by Chaz Dean by now. (If not check out my comprehensive review of WEN here. ) I jumped at the chance to order the 3 piece set of WEN Summer Coconut Lime Verbena cleansing conditioner, treatment oil and replenishing mist. 

This post will not only be a review of the Summer Coconut Lime Verbena it will also feature Summer Honey Peach and Summer Coconut Mango. 

Watch the Video down below to see my review of the 3 summer flavors: 



Coconut Lime Verbena:

As I said above I was so excited to try the newest WEN summer seasonal! I love Bath and Body's Coconut Lime Verbena Soap scent. I just KNEW I was going to love that scent. I did love the scent, it smells really refresh and clean without the powdery laundry scents. 

Now for the cleansing power my hair feels clean, but my roots get super greasy really fast. My roots never feel this greasy until like mid 2nd day after cleanse or the 3rd day. Never a few hours after cleansing with the Coconut Lime Verbena. 

I am sad to state I am not a fan of WEN Coconut Lime Verbena, I actually sent that back to QVC. Which I have to state this is the only WEN cleansing conditioner that I had issues with. I still fully recommend WEN cleansing conditioners just not the scent.


 Summer Honey Peach:

I got the same trio as I did of the Coconut Lime Verbena last year. I really liked it but I did also have pretty greasy roots on second day hair, not as bad though. I liked the smell, it's a peachy/flowery scent. I did not smell any honey notes in this WEN but I still really liked it. 

But I did not repurchase another bottle this time around either. 

Summer Mango Coconut: 

I think out of the summer WEN seasonals this one is my favorite. I love the scent of this cleansing conditioner, very summery. I can go a 2nd day without washing my hair, which is great. 

I defiantly think I am going to purchase a small bottle of this soon. I really like this and regret not getting a gallon of this during WEN Gallon June! 

If you're wondering about WEN cleansing conditioners as a whole I made a comprehensive video here: 



Check out my other Wen review to find the best pick for you! 
Fall Apple Spice  Cleansing Conditioner
Spring Gardenia Green Tea Cleansing Conditioner

Friday, July 24, 2015

July Ipsy Bag

Purchased. 

After last month's Ipsy bag there was a lot to live up for July's Ipsy bag. I mean getting those face masks made the bag instantly for me. As for July's Bag, it's eh compared to June.
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I mean don't get my wrong, I actually have a great bag this month. 3 products that I'm excited for and 1 of them I already know I love. Can't complain there!

You can watch my unboxing below:

I actually first tried Vasanti Brighten Up Enzymatic Cleanser from birchbox, so it's nice to have a travel size of this. Check out my Birchbox with this here.

I can tell you I was not thrilled in receiving the Octivo Sea Salt Spray. That type of product just does not work with my hair.

I love that I got Essie Fashion Playground in my Ipsy bag, no swatch yet but once I take off my Gel Manicure I will get a swatch up!

I have to say the City Color HD Powder is pretty nice. It's a tad too messy for my taste, but it serves it's purpose of setting my makeup. Once again be careful do not use too much. If you use too much you will get flash back in photos.

The product I hated in my July Ipsy bag is Be a Bombshell Lip Balm. This stuff 1 smells gross, and feels really waxy. I honestly threw it out after I took the photos. Not something I want to keep around. If it smells gross I won't use it on my lips.

All in all not a bad Ipsy bag this month 3 out of 5 products I liked. The bag is cute this month too!!

What did you guys get in your bags? Did you like this month bag? 
If you want to try Ipsy for yourself click through here! It's only $10 a month to get a surprise bag of goodies. You can always find spoilers to find out ahead of time what  you get. They do give more full sized and bigger sample sizes than birchbox.