Best in Glow: November 2016 Play! by Sephora

Hi guys! Today’s post is another belated beauty box, but hopefully you won’t mind too much. This month’s Play! by Sephora box is themed Best in Glow, which is absolutely ADORABLE. Look at the girl on the bag! She’s so cute!

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As you can see, we received five items plus a fragrance sample, and can I just get a hallelujah because I didn’t get a mascara sample this month? THANK YOU MAKEUP GODS.

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First up we have the Caudalie moisturizing sorbet. I know this is a really expensive brand but I’ll be honest, I have zero interest in anything that isn’t specifically for oily skin, so I’m passing that on.

Next, we got the Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, which I’ve heard great things about and I can’t wait to try! I love any sort of exfoliator or face mask so this is great. Then we got the Cover FX illuminating primer, which doesn’t sound like it’ll be great on my skin but I’m willing to give it a shot!

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Lastly, we received the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rose Gold (and again, you may recall from my Boxycharm post that I love rose gold) and the Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Gel in Pin Up Pink. I don’t care much for lip gloss but after seeing that name, I’m tempted to keep it!

What did you get in your Play! this month? Thanks for reading!

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Fancy dresses and bridal boutiques

Hi hello friends!! I know I’ve majorly sucked at blogging lately but I’ve been juggling a lot between my new grown up job (!!) and life (and also I just forget). I promise I’m actually making an effort this time and I’m going to try changing my posting day to Sunday and maybe I’ll do better!

Today’s post is the first fashion post we’ve had in a while over here, but I’m so excited to share this with you all! Back in September, my lovely friend Kaitlyn invited me, along with two of our friends, to her sister’s bridal boutique launch party. Of course, I could never turn down an opportunity to dress up and get all dolled up!

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So off we went with our cutest, fanciest dresses, hair flowers and pearls. The boutique is called One & Only Bridal Boutique, and it is the CUTEST place ever. Heaven looks like a boutique full of beautiful gowns, let me tell you.

And how cute are my friends? From left to right, we have Kyra, wearing The Pretty Dress Company (and I swoon over that dress), Paola, also wearing TPDC, Kaitlyn, wearing Pinup Girl Clothing, and myself, wearing Hearts & Roses London.

Once there, we found this amazing spot with great lighting, and of course, a photoshoot ensued. Having friends with photography skills has been a great gift to my self-esteem, because looking at these pictures makes me feel great about myself in a way I never have before. (Of course, I love my friends for more than just that.)

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In every photoshoot I do with them, there are always two pictures: the one where they make me laugh so I stop looking like I’m in pain, and the one where Paola says something that I side eye her for. That one won’t be included because it’s just not cute, but I love laughing pictures!

I’m slowly but surely transitioning into full-time pinup and honestly, I feel like I’m living my best life. I love being who I am in 2016 and you couldn’t pay me to go back to the 1950s (unless I could go just to steal all their clothes and then come back).

Thanks for reading! What makes you feel great when you wear it? Let me know in the comments!

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Groovy Town: November 2016 Boxycharm

Hello friends! It’s me again, back with another super late Boxycharm post. Is anyone even surprised?

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Today’s post is the November Boxycharm, which had a theme of Groovy Town. I guess it’s supposed to be hippie-type, 70s theme? Not my favorite era (we all know what that is) but I do like this box!

The only things I need in my life to be happy are lipstick and highlighter, and this box provided me with both! Close second are eye shadow palettes and brushes, which were also included, so overall, I’m very satisfied with this box.

First up, we have the Skyn Icelandic Relief Eye Pen. I tried this on as soon as I was done with the pictures, and while I do like how it felt, it was a bit sticky for a little bit after applying it. Now my under eye area just feels silky smooth though!

We also received the Crown Brush C513 Pro Detail crease brush. I’m not the best at eye shadow but I do love collecting brushes that I don’t even know how to use. Oops.

Then we have the Bellapierre Kiss Proof Lip Creme in Rose Petal. It’s a beautiful color, which means I have five just like it, so this is going to the resell pile unfortunately!

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As for the first of the two big starts of the show today, we have the Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette, which I love because a) look at those colors, b) this retails for $49, c) the pigmentation on these is INSANE.

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And last but certainly not least is the Vintage Illuminating Face Highlighter in rose gold. As you very well know, I love highlighters, and I love rose gold, so this was a perfect match for me! You can probably tell I already got my fingers in it and I love it so far!

That’s it for today’s blog! What did you receive in your Boxycharm this month? Thanks for reading!

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25 pictures for 25 years

Yesterday was my 25th birthday, so I wanted to try something a little different and share 25 pictures from the past year. Sometimes I get so caught up in feeling sorry for myself that I don’t realize how lucky I am to have the life I lead, the friends who care for me and the family who loves me. I’ve had good times, bad times and everything in between in the last 25 years — so here’s to the next 25 (and then another 50, hopefully).

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Lipstick & Chill: Play! by Sephora, October 2016

Hi guys! I’m back again, trying to be a responsible blogger and to actually update my blog on a regular basis! I promise one day I’ll be good at being consistent, but don’t hold your breath.

Today’s post is all about lipstick and chill, which sounds better than Netflix and chill if you ask me… of course, it’s just the theme for this month’s Play! by Sephora.

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If you don’t know, Play! by Sephora is a monthly subscription that costs ten dollars and gets you five deluxe samples of makeup, hair and skincare, and they always include a little fragrance sample too!

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So let’s start, shall we? First, we have this decently sized Christophe Robin regenerating mask, which I’m super excited to try! Then a small sample of the Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel, which looks like may only last one or two uses, but I’ll still give it a try.

And then… UGH… If you’ve followed me long enough, you know I hate getting mascaras in boxes because I never use them and I’m swimming in mascara, and on top of that, this is a mascara I got in BoxyCharm and didn’t even like, so I’m annoyed.

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Moving on…

We got a cute little Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat, which is a color totally up my alley… which is why I have two other colors like this (at least). I’m still going to try it just to test the formula, but I might end up passing it on to my sister.

The perfume sample we got this month was YSL Mon Paris (at least I think that was the name) which I wasn’t crazy about, and last but not least, we got the Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb, which I don’t think I’ll try so it’s going to my pass on pile!

That’s it for today guys, look at me posting two weeks in a row! Go me!

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Boxy Bazaar: October 2016 Boxycharm

Hi guys! So this is super super late and I know I’ve sucked at being a productive blogger lately but in my defense, I’ve had a lot going on! I’m going to save the news for another post where I can give you guys a life update (if anyone even reads my blog at this point… if you do, say hi).

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Today’s post is going to be all about my October Boxycharm, which I would have to say wasn’t my favorite but it definitely wasn’t bad! This post is going to be very bare, picture-wise, because I couldn’t get my pictures to upload for the life of me. Sorry about that!

So first up, we have the Briogeo Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant. I have a hair mask from Briogeo (which you may remember from a haul a few weeks ago) and I love it, so I’m definitely excited to try this!

Next we have the Temptu shimmer bronzer, which was the biggest letdown for me. I do want a matte bronzer to wear when I wear a full face of makeup, but I don’t want shimmery bronzer!! This is going in my sell or trade pile.

Then the next disappointment (sadly) was this Starlooks Ultra Matte lip paint. I tried it out a few days ago to go to Halloween Horror Nights and honestly, it was just terrible to wear and had to come off halfway through the night. It was sticky, didn’t dry to matte and was coming off patchy and gross. Hard pass.

The Iby Beauty Three’s Company trio eye shadow was nice, but I had trios like these because they’re not quite single shadows but they’re not palettes either. I just depotted these and put them in a z-palette, but not without breaking one of the shadows in the process.

And lastly, what I was most excited for! The Luxie Beauty Eye Blender brush pack. I love Luxie Beauty brushes but they’re too expensive for me to actually buy them so I love getting them in beauty boxes and these were no different!

Sorry this post was so text heavy guys, but thanks for reading!

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