Friday, June 23, 2017

Sephora PLAY! June 2017 - My Last Box!

Hello! Today I have a review of my last Sephora PLAY! box. I love getting the box, but I stopped for a few reasons. First, I am broke, LOL. Second, I find myself buying makeup anyway - and my hope/thought/stupid idea was that this would sub in for buying makeup. Third, and finally, I usually enjoy the products but these aren't necessarily things I buy, need, or even use. In sum, it was time to downsize. I also cancelled my MyFacetory sub, too, FYI.

Here is what I received in June:


And let's see each item:


IGK Coconut Oil Gel: As a newly banged individual, I am quite happy to get a travel size gel! This will be quite handy in AZ next week.

OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil: Swatched below on my hand, this lightweight oil can be used anywhere. It has a more floral than straight rose scent, and absorbed very easily.



Benefit The PoreFessional Primer: Everyone has tried this by now, right? I wish the sample was a little bigger - this actually made it for 2 uses for me - but I think everyone has tried it so maybe the sample shrank since everyone loves it? I love how velvety this is and that it is tinted. If you haven't tried it, time to do so!

First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothing Priming Moisturizer: Womp, womp. Receiving this is what convinced me to cancel my 'script - I already own the full size. And I hate it.


Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub: I am torn on this one! This formula is so far from 'everlasting' that it is almost comical. The color, which I have heard quite a few people disliking, is super bright, so when the center of your lip rubs off while eating or drinking, it is quite noticeable. On the otherhand, my roomie from college has the initials KW, so it reminds me of her and therefore, I like it! Swatched below:


And that's it! Do you get the PLAY! box? Love it, hate it?

Let me know in the comments.


On Vacation!

Just a quick note to let you know I will be gone from today, Friday, June 23rd, through Thursday, July 6, 2017. Enjoy the next couple weeks and talk to you soon!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

FaceTory! June 2017 Review

Every month I love my FaceTory sub more!

I am accumulating an awesome arsenal of masks to help any and all skin issues. Let me show you what I was sent this month.


Group shot:


As usual, everything came in a flat envelope with the FaceTory logo.

This month's theme is Say Yes To New Adventures, which is perfect as I am headed on vacation this month.


The masks and info:





I am most looking forward to the Dr. Young Bamboo mask, but as usual, they all look helpful!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mani Round Up: June 20, 2017

This is my last mani round up until July 11th! I am headed on a couple trips out of town, so I won't be posting as usual. More details coming soon!

On Sunday night, I decided to take some time with my nails. I knew I was going to be busy Monday and Tuesday, so I wanted to do something fun, pretty, and worthwhile!


Wet & Wild A Blank Canvas: I started with two coats of A Blank Canvas. I switch between this and Salon Perfect Sugar Cube as my favorite mainstream white creme polishes. This is two coats and topcoat.


La Vite e Bella 1986 Vintage Water Nail Decals over Wet&Wild A Blank Canvas: I love toile anything!!!!! These decals are amazing quality and actually easy to use. Cut the design to fit the nail, dip in water until backing slides off, apply to nail and dab dry with a papertowel. Apply NON quick dry top coat so you don't smear the design, then apply your regular topcoat after that. Viola!


China Glaze Petal to the Metal: I forget when this polish arrived, but I am sorry I haven't used it more often. I wanted something neon without being neon. Totally makes sense in the polish world, right? This is two coats with topcoat. This is the exact color I wanted at the time, love when that happens.


Orly Prelude to a Kiss: Pretty sure this was on the blog last week...and probably next week, too. Legit LOVE for this polish. Two coats, topcoat, perfect. I honestly think this is the most flattering shade for my skintone. It's peachy and healthy and vibrant and work appropo - love.this.polish.


Orly Glowstick over Orly Prelude to a Kiss: Here I am again, wanting my nails to look different without doing anything - or much - to them. What to do? Slap on a neon that needs a base anyway! This is two coats of Glowstick over Prelude. I think the beige-peach in Prelude brings the POP in Glowstick down a notch, but I don't mind!


Zoya Byrdie: One coat, done. Zoya is the OG of one coat cremes. Byrdie is from the 2017 Summer Wanderlust collection, but it is such a berry wearable (haha) shade that I will grab for this year round.

It turned out to be a good week, with a mix of brights, neutrals, and nail art! Go me!

What was your favorite look from this week?


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mask of the Week: Shinetree Caviar Essence Mask Pack

Hello there!

Today I have a review of a Shinetree brand mask made with...caviar?! This is definitely the first time I have seen "caviar essence" as a product. Have you seen that before?!


There isn't much info (in English) on the back of the package, so I found the write-up sent in My FaceTory monthly package to learn more about the benefits.


The back, just an FYI:


Typical instructions:


And my goofy face!


See my shirt? Shout-out to my buddy number 07!

Ok, so, the mask. I have no idea what caviar smells like, but it is fish eggs, so I can safely say that this doesn't smell fishy or anything like I would assume caviar would smell like. Phew! The mask was positively dripping with essence, so much so that I had a few rounds of excess for my arms, legs, neck, and shoulders.

The mask was a thicker cotton or fabric sheet, so it adhered quite well to my face. I read a few reviews that say to apply your mask on your nose area and then sort of form it and smooth it out that way, which has worked well for me. I also read to do the same with your foundation!

As far as instant results, I didn't see anything world changing. It dried pretty quickly, so I only made it to about the 15 minute mark. It smells fresh, fit well, and made my skin soft after. Did I like this? Yes! Would I use it again? Sure. Am I going to buy it again rightmeow because I can't live without it? Nope.

Have you tried this brand?