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. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Where have I been?

I'm sure some of my lovely readers have been wondering where I went. Truthfully I lost a lot of motivation for blogging as of late. My old laptop died, and I lost all my photos, review drafts and videos reviews.

After my laptop died, and I haven't backed it up in months, means I lost everything. Which truly sucks. I've been in a blogging funk ever since. I just needed to stop back and relax a little before I jump back into the game!

But I am back! I have photos and reviews coming at you shortly! I can't wait to start working in that beauty blogger grind again!

I will also be sharing Wedding Planning help and tips soon! Since I am currently planning my own wedding! Slowly but surely.


I can't wait to bring you guys new content! Thanks for sticking with me! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for wrinkles and Stretch Marks Lotion Review

PR Sample
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Try saying that name 10 times fast! Bet you can't! I was sent this lotion from StriVectin themselves to test out for you guys! After a month of testing this product out I'm ready to share my two cents with you. Enough of the Chatter and let's get down to the nitty gritty! 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Wet n'Wild Petal Pusher Smokey Eye Tutorial for Hooded Lids

I have been in love with Wet n'Wild Petal Pusher palette for this past month! I keep reaching for it to create this lovely smokey eye look! I get so many compliments on this look alone!

Check out my fully explained Tutorial on my Youtube Channel!


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Victoria Secret Hair and Body Mist: Heavenly Summer Review

I normally can not stand the laundry scent of Victoria Secret's Heavenly perfume but when I got a whiff of Heavenly Summer I knew I need it for myself. I picked up the Victoria Secret Hair and Body Mist in Heavenly Summer to help with second day hair dry ends. Click down below to see what I think of it!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fourth of July Manicures Ideas

I normally get in the nail art spirit for 4th of July. This year with going on a few interviews and a wedding the day before the 4th, I don't think I will be doing a 4th of July manicure.

What I can do is show you guys all my favorite 4th of July nail art! I always love the combination of the reds, blues and whites. I always have fun using a blue glitter!

My all time favorite manicure has to be from 2012.
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I love the fun mix of colors, as well as I love how nice the blue and red stars look against the white base. Check this mani out here. 

Last year manicure was a lot of fun to also create with the almost skittle formation of designs. 
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 and then my friends manicure below:
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My 2013 manicure isn't my favorite but just an design idea to share. 
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This is the joint posting of all the manicures I've done over the years. 


How do you like to celebrate the 4th of July? I plan to swim in my fiancĂ© pool and have BBQ with his family! I can't wait! Remember be safe everyone!