Spongellé│Boxed Flower + Pedi Buffer

July 30, 2015

I just love a good pampering session. I have come to really appreciate them, especially now that I am a new mommy to a lovely 7 month old little boy. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to try these Spongellé cleansing body and pedi buffers, which effectively cleanse and beautify the skin. 

These sponges are unlike any other product on the market, thanks to their innovative technology which goes "beyond cleansing". These multi-functional textured sponges aren't just cleansers, they are also exfoliators that help eliminate dry skin, and stimulate circulation. In addition, they provide a delightful massage that many are sure to enjoy. The sponges are hypoallergenic, infused with the finest ingredients, and are comprised of one of a kind fragrance blends, which make for a unique and luxurious cleansing experience. 

Ginger Bergamot Boxed Flower: This body wash buffer helps rejuvenate, restore, and moisturize the skin. It contains Yuzu, Edelweiss, and Vetiver extracts. To use, I run the sponge under water and it immediately softens in form as I squeeze, creating a creamy lather. This does a real nice job at exfoliating and cleansing my skin. After my shower, my skin looks and feels super soft and hydrated. Love! This body wash buffer is good for 14+ washes, so it should last awhile. Bonus: The boxed flowers are perfectly and conveniently packaged, so they make a great gift.

Mandarin Mint Pedi Buffer: My feet need all the TLC they can get, so this pedi buffer couldn't have arrived at a better time. It contains arnica, peppermint, and sea kelp extracts to soothe skin. My rough, dry heels and calluses were no match for this buffer (good for 30+ washes), which cleanses, soothes, and softens my feet like nobody's business. This product is just purely amazing. And the fragrance? Lovely. Highly recommend!

Boxed Flower: $16
Pedi Buffer: $16

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What do you all think of these Spongellé buffers?

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Boxycharm│July 2015

July 18, 2015

I finally caved and subscribed to Boxycharm! For $21 a month, you receive a box containing 4-5 full and luxury sized beauty items. Shipping is free, too. I haven't been subscribed to Boxycharm for too long, but so far, I am very impressed. Since starting my Boxycharm subscription, I have discovered lots of neat new products that I wouldn't have known about otherwise if it weren't for Boxycharm. Gotta love that! 

Check out what I received in my July box, which had a total value of $132.95!

gorge I'll Make You Look Amazing Daily Spray: This is a leave in conditioning spray that helps restore, protect, and repair hair. My hair has not been getting the attention it deserves, so any product that will help my tresses look and feel healthier is a welcome addition. I spritz some of this on damp hair, making sure to really work it in, and I style as usual. I do find that my hair is much more manageable after using this spray. It also feels softer and looks shinier. My only quirk with this product is the fragrance, which is a little overwhelming. Luckily the scent softens within a few minutes after application. (Full Size: $29.95)

OFRA Cosmetics Lip Liner: This water resistant lip liner is right up my alley. It's creamy, easy to apply, and the neutral rosy-pink shade pairs nicely with a variety of lipstick colors. I received the shade "Glacier Pink". (Full Size: $13)

yourMinerals Transparent Veil Setting Powder: This setting powder has a silky texture that settles effortlessly on the skin. It minimizes the look of my pores and fine lines, and it gives my face an overall smoother appearance. But when it came to oil-control, I didn't find this powder to be all that effective in that department. Two-three hours after application, my shiny t-zone was out in full effect. Reapplication was a must. (Medium Full Size: $26)

Vasanti Professional Blush Brush: I was really happy to see this blush brush in my box. The nylon hairs feel soft against my skin, and the size is perfect for precisely applying blush on the cheeks. (Full Size: $29)

MDMflow Greater Than Mascara: The shiny gold tube of this mascara is probably one of the coolest I have came across. So luxurious! This mascara promises volume, intense pigment, and an easy to remove formula. My lashes did indeed obtain some length, volume, and definition (I applied three coats). But the effect was pretty subtle. Definitely not intense. Not a bad thing, though. I think I will have better luck layering this mascara with another one. The brush was easy to work with, I didn't get any clumping, and the formula didn't weigh down my lashes. I didn't spot any flakes or smudges throughout wear time, and eye makeup remover easily removed this mascara off my lashes at the end of the day. (Full Size: $35)

If you want to sign up for a monthly Boxycharm subscription, you can do so, here.

What do you all think of Boxycharm? What did you all receive in your July boxes?

Disclaimer: I purchased my own Boxycharm subscription.

Ipsy│July 2015

July 15, 2015

My July Ipsy bag has finally arrived! This month's bag was pretty good. I love the different assortment of products I received, and I will definitely be getting lots of usage out of everything.

Take a look!

BelláPierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick: I received the shade P.I.N.K. which is a pretty rosy pink. I like the formula of this lipstick. It feels creamy on the lips, it's fairly moisturizing, and long-wearing. The pigmentation left a bit to be desired, though. The color that results on my lips is very close to my natural lip color. 

City Color Cosmetics HD Powder: I have tried my fair share of HD powders and I gotta say, this translucent powder from City Color Cosmetics is an impressive, affordable contender. It's super smooth to the touch, it has a flattering matte finish, and it does a nice job at blurring out my pores and imperfections. Needless to say, this is the perfect finishing touch to my makeup. 

Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Vanilla Coconut Cream Lip Conditioner: This 100% natural and organic lip conditioner contains mongongo oil, which contains hydrating, reconstructing, and regenerating properties. It also offers protection from UV and environmental pollutants. This lip conditioner has a creamy texture that feels light on the lips. It also has a sweet fragrance that's just scrumptious. Love!

Jor'el Parker Classico: When I first applied this fragrance, the sent was a little overwhelming, and not much my taste. But after awhile, the scent subsides and becomes much more woodsier, which I am quite fond of. Classico contains notes of Indian Tuberose, Turkish Cyclamen, and Australian Sandalwood, just to name a few. 

Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics 2-in-1 Eyeliner & Shadow: I am really pleased with this bronze eyeliner and shadow pencil. It's easy to work with, and it's long-wearing. I love to use this on my lower lash line to define my eyes a bit, and make them pop.

If you want to sign up for a monthly Ipsy subscription, you can do so here.

What did you all receive in your July Ipsy bag?

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House of Lashes│Bambie + Iconic

June 18, 2015

I have become quite fond of lashes over the years. I pretty much incorporate them into almost all of my eye makeup looks. I simply can't get enough. They come in so many fun styles, and they add a glamorous touch to the eyes.

I have always wanted to try lashes from House of lashes, since I often read amazing things about them. A few months ago I finally placed an order on their website and I picked up a couple of lovely pairs. I got a pair that are on the more flirty side, and three pairs of a bold and ultra-glam style. Needless to say, I am super pleased with my purchases from House of Lashes. The lashes are top notch, trendy, and they definitely shine from the rest. I can't wait to pick up more!

Bambie: I absolutely love these lashes! Bambie has become my go-to pair since they compliment any look. These are fuller and longer towards the center and shorter on the ends, to create a more eye-opening look. They contain a blend of black and brown human hairs, which are100% human. I love how easy these lashes are to apply. They also feel really lightweight on.

Iconic: If you are looking for a pair of lashes that are on the more dramatic end of the spectrum, the iconic is a great contender. These multi-layered lashes (made of 100% cruelty-free synthetic hair) were made to stand out with their gorgeous criss-cross pattern, which adds an intense effect and a heavy dose of showstopping volume. These lashes don't have that weightless feel like the bambie lashes do, but they aren't overly uncomfortable to wear. Also, the band is a little thicker than I am used to. It's not something that I can't work with, though.

Bambie: 1 pair ($9), 3 pack ($22)
Iconic: 1 pair ($12), 3 pack ($30)


What do you all think of the lashes from House of Lashes? Which are your favorite lashes?

Disclaimer: Purchased by me.

MAC│266 Small Angle Brush

June 16, 2015

MAC's 266 Small Angle brush is one of my absolute favorites to use for gel eyeliner application. It's so easy to work with, and the near-perfect results can't be beat. It doesn't matter if you are going for a thin or thick eyeliner look, the 266 brush effortlessly helps create the sharpest, and most precise lines. Drawing a winged out, cat eye has never been easier. I don't just limit the 266 brush for gel eyeliner. It also works fabulously for applying brow powders and creams.

The 266 Small Angle brush is very sturdy and well-made. The brush hairs are amazingly soft and glide on the lids without any pulling or tugging on the skin. I have had this brush for quite some time now, and the hairs have not lost their shape. The 266 brush is super easy to cleanse too, with a very quick drying time.

If you are on the market for a superb, multi-tasking angled eye brush, give MAC's 266 Small Angle brush a try. Yes, it is a little on the pricier side but honestly, this is undoubtedly an investment that's worth making.



What do you all think of MAC's 266 Small Angle brush? Which are your favorite eyeliner brushes?

Disclaimer: Purchased by me. 
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