Mini Sephora Haul

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This past weekend I went to do a little retail therapy. Of course I had to stop in Sephora and pick up some beauty products that I did not need, but I wanted. You can never go wrong with some new beauty products in your life, especially when you get them for a good price. Keep reading to see the couple of products I recently picked up from Sephora!

Original Beauty Blender– I am very shocked at myself for writing these next few sentences. I never imagined I would ever buy myself the Original Beauty Blender. I never really used a Beauty blender, so spending $20 on this product was definitely a NO for me. However, about 6 months ago I was very interested in seeing the hype about this product so I decided to try. When I tell you I fell in love, I fell hard! This is a very hyped about beauty product that I have found to be very good and true to its purpose. I will say this is worth it.! If you have never tried the Original Beauty Blender, I say buy it and give it a try for yourself. After a couple of months of using my first beauty blender, I decided to buy another. With any beauty blender you use, you should be changing them out every 3 months. These accessories hold so much bacteria. Although you can clean them, there is still bacteria remaining. Even though I will have to buy this product every couple of months, I will say it is very worth it.

Sephora Foot Mask– I have previously tried these foot mask before and I can say I love them! I tried the Lavender foot mask and had to buy again. When I went in store I saw they had the Almond foot mask as well, so I wanted to try this scent out as well. The foot masks claims to nourish, relax, and address foot concerns. The lavender is designated to alleviate fatigue and aching feet while also providing a soothing and relaxing effect. The almond mask is designed to comfort and nourish feet while softening the roughen areas. The lavender mask I did try, I can say it does what it says! I was shocked by the results. These mask do wonders. Plus each mask is $5, which is so worth it for the quality the mask provides!

Sephora Face Mask– Going along with mask trend, I decided to try out the Sephora Collection face mask. I have tried the Sephora Collection Sleeping mask before and liked them a little, but I could easily live without them. Trying face mask can sometimes be hesitant in which, face mask have different ingredients then an everyday skincare product would have. Plus face mask have ingredients that shouldn’t be used on a daily basis but are good for your skin here and there. To my surprised this was a good face mask. I will say it did not break me out. Also this is not my favorite face mask,  it is not the worse. I know some people who swear by these mask. Sephora offers a variety of face mask to choose from and for only $6, it’s not a bad price.

This was a very short Sephora Haul, compared to my others. I just wanted to share some recent beauty products I picked up.

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Current Beauty Wishlist

 

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Good Evening My Loves! Hope you are all doing well. I am enjoying my summer by working and taking some college classes. When I am not busy doing those two, I love to explore the current trends.The summer trends are always changing and I am loving so many things right now. I honestly want everything I see! Keep reading to see some current items I’m adding to my wishlist and hoping to get.

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette– I remember when the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette came out a few months ago. I wanted that palette so badly but I have not gotten the chance to buy the palette. I still would love to have my hands on Soft Glam palette! However, this Norvina palette caught my eye! Every Anastasia Beverly Hills palette has such an array of beautiful shadows. If I could have every single one of the brand’s palettes I would. If I do not buy the Soft Glam palette soon, I will definitely be getting my hands on the Norvina palette. The purple is interesting to me. Although purple shadows are not my go to, the palette still has many colors I could create everyday looks with.

 

 

Colourpop No Filter Matte Foundation– I have the Colourpop No Filter concealer and I apply the concealers every time I wear makeup. They are my everyday concealer. I currently am using the Fenty Foundation as an everyday foundation. I would love to switch it up and use a matching concealer and foundation. The two would pair nicely and give me a natural matte finish. The shade range for the foundation is incredible. There are 42 colors to choose from. I am confident that I could easily find my shade.

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Nivea Aloe Vera in Shower LotionNivea Aloe Vera in Shower Lotion-I have tried a sample size of this product before. I loved the smell but I really could not tell if I actually loved the lotion. Most recently I have been looking for aloe vera products. I am interested in giving this product a try and actually seeing if it works well or not. The lotion is formulated to leave the skin soft and silky. Basically a lotion for the shower, I love the concept.

Fenty Beauty Eye Primer– I love Fenty Beauty. I can say so many good things about the brand. I was unaware that they recently released an eyeshadow primer. My all time favorite primer is from Fenty. When I found out the brand released the eye primer, I knew I wanted to get my hands on this product! The packaging is very similar to the Fenty Face primer, so I am hoping the eye primer has a similar formula as the face primer. One good thing I have found from the face primer, is that it does not break me out. When you apply eye primer, you can sometimes apply to skin areas surrounding the eye. I am hoping this product would not break me out as well.

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Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask– I am unfamiliar with the brand Glow Recipe. I noticed this brand while scrolling on Sephora’s website during my free time. What attracted me to this product was that I have never tried a watermelon mask before. I love the scent and would love to find out the benefits this mask has to offer. While reading the information of the mask, I noticed it helps with oily skin. This being my main skin concern, I would love to try this product and see if it really helps with oily skin. The mask is a little bit on the pricer side but you would definitely get many uses from the product.

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Urban Decay Aphrodisiac Lip Gloss– The name of the product itself seems very interesting to me and it instantly grabbed my attention. I believe I first noticed this lip product on one of my favorite youtuber’s snapchat. When she swatched the product, I instantly fell in love. The gloss has a glitter base to it. I would be surprised if the glitter was a bit much on the lips. However, the lip gloss may apply smoothly onto the lips. Urban Decay recently released 3 new colors to the line that are glittery, not all of the shades in this collection are glittery.

 

 

This is a shorter wishlist compared to my others. Hopefully since this list is small, I would be able to get a few products and try them out. Let me know some current products you are adding to your wishlist!

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Product Empties

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Good evening makeup loves! I am excited to finally share some beauty products I have recently used up. Some of these products took me a while to use and some I used up real quickly. I have not done a ‘product empty’ post in a while. This post is different than my past ‘product empties’ because many of these products I enjoyed and would definitely buy again. Keep reading to see some beauty products I recently used up.

 

Benefit They’re Real Mascara: Mascara has to be my favorite makeup product. It is a product that if I do not wear, I can notice a difference and I think it adds to my overall look. This benefit mascara is really good and I defitenly noticed a difference when I wore the product. The volume and length the mascara provided was amazing. The price is not that bad. In addition the mascara lasted for a couple of months. I would recommend this product.

Repurchase: Although this is a good mascara and one of my faves, I would most likely not repurchase again

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: My all time favorite mascara is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I love the Benefit They’re Real Mascara, but nothing compares to this one! I have repurchased this mascara 4 times and I do not see myself stopping! This mascara provides an everyday look but also can be worn as an alternative to fake lashes. Would highly recommend for someone who is looking for both beauty concerns.

Repurchase: Yes! I have bought this mascara 4 times and will continue to buy.

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Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara: Wow this list as so many mascaras on it! As I mentioned earlier, I love mascara! This product is good, it’s okay. At times I liked the mascara and other times I could live without it. I like how the wand gave me length to my lashes while also providing volume. This mascara is for those who do not want full lashes but still want their lashes to be noticeable. Two cons about the mascara: one, it is very messy and two, it has a smell to it. This mascara reminds me of a liquid mascara, it feels very watery in a way. Every time I wore, I always had to clean up my eyes afterwards. I am not one to complain about smells in products, however, this has a noticeable smell to it.

Repurchase: I would not repurchase just because I know of other mascaras that are better. However, this is a good product.

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Benefit Porefessional Matte Rescue: Will start off by saying I did not use this product. I regularly used the Benefit Porefessioanal Primer but I could not find a use or a way to use this primer. I am not sure if this primer was an alternative to the other primer. I did read somewhere that you could put the matter rescue on before the primer. This overall was not a product for me. The matte rescue has a gel like formula to it and is suppose to be invisible on the skin.

Repurchase: No

 

 

LA Girl Pro Conceal: A couple of months ago, I used this concealer all the time. Literally, it was the only concealer I used. However, once the Coloupop No Filter concealers came out, I only used those. I recently decided to go back and use the LA Pro Conceal in addition to my Colourpop concealer. This is concealer is so good and is definitely a staple piece that I will always use.

Repurchase: Yes!

 

 

Eyebrow Razor: I get my eyebrows done every couple of months. In between those months, I just use an eyebrow razor to clean up my brows. Not much to say about this product but I always keep one with me. I usually buy a 3 pack, that way after I’m done using one, I’ll have another one to use right after.

Repurchase: Yes

 

Target Basic Cotton Rounds: Since I first started using cotton rounds about a year ago, I have been using everyday since. I go through these like crazy and always repurchase them. I rarely touch a cotton ball anymore because I have replaced them with cotton rounds. When I want to take my makeup off, I use micellar water and to apply the micellar water, I use a cotton round. Then when I am applying my witch hazel to the skin, I will apply it with a cotton round. If you have never tried a cotton round before, please try it! You will definitely see and feel a difference.

Repurchase: Yes! A bigger pack!

 

Bath & Body Works Copper Coconut Candle– When I spotted a candle that had the marble design on it, I had to get it! This marble has gold undertones to it. Coconut can be a hit or miss scent. I love this coconut scent! It reminds me of  warm coconut that is sweet and creamy, and not too strong. I rarely purchase coconut, but this candle smells amazing. This has been one of my all time favorite candles. Plus the size is large, so it lasted me for a while.

Repurchase: I’m not sure if Bath & Body Works still make this scent, if they do I would repurchase.

 

 

Bath & Body Works Body Lotion– Another coconut product on the list. Coconut is not something I always reach for, however, I am in love with this lotion. I am not one who likes scents in my products. This lotion has a light scent while also moisturizing the skin. I used all over my body and my hands.

 

Mario Badescu Rose Water– If you keep up with my blog then you know how many times this product has appeared on a blog post. This is for sure a popular product, that is definitely worth it! I stand by this product! It’s truly amazing! I use this twice everyday after I have finished applying all my skincare products. This is actually my third bottle and I have already bought my fourth one for back up. If you have never tried this product because you thought it was over hyped about, try it! You’ll love it.

Repurchase: Of course

 

Olay Body Wash– I love body wash. I also do not have a body wash that I always buy. I literally have never bought the same body wash more than once. Body wash is something I love trying out. The Olay White Strawberry & Mint body wash has been one of my favorites that I have ever tried. I loved the smell and how it applied smoothly onto my skin.

Repurchase: Maybe, but not a must.

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Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray– I have bought this setting spray 6 times!

Repurchase: Yes of course!

 

 

Elf Eyeliner– I went through a stage where I really wanted to try and wear eyeliner everyday. I have never seen some of my friends without eyeliner and I never question it because it looks so natural. Eyeliner is definitely a product that is a hit or a miss for some people. It has always been a miss for me. I really tried to love this product and I really tried to love eyeliner in general, but I have come to the conclusion that this is a beauty product that is not for me.

Repurchase: No

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Fun Weekend In my Life

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When I am not doing work for my online classes or if I am not working, I like to go to the city and adventure with either my boyfriend, friends, or family. This weekend, my family was out of town and my friends were all working. I decided to spend the entire weekend with my boyfriend. We hang out all the time, however, we wanted to go to the city and do some fun activities! Since I have been very busy with school and work, it was nice to to just relax and have some fun! Keep reading to see a weekend in my life!

Friday:

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We first went to do a little shopping. To start off we went to a couple of stores like Target & TJ Maxx then we headed to the mall. We went to a mall that had higher end stores as well as the regular mall chained stores. While at the mall I picked up some lotions from Bath & Body Works. I was in need of some new lotions for my bathroom and car. This was perfect timing because Bath & Body Works was having their Semi-Annual Sale. At Sephora, I got another bottle of my all time favorite setting spray, the Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Spray. I was debating if I should get the travel size or the full size. I ended up getting the full size spray.

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After spending a couple of hours at the mall we went to the movies. We both are little big kids so of course we had to see the Incredibles! We always go see movies the first day they come out, so seeing the incredibles the first night was no exception The movie was so good! It was hilarious and definitely worth the wait. After the movies we decided to grab something to eat and head in for the night.

Saturday:

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On Saturday we started our day off a little earlier than Friday. We started off with some lunch. We went to Marlow’s Tavern. I was in the mood for a get burger and fries so I got that and my boyfriend got a sandwich. After lunch we walked around the area to enjoy the beautiful weather outside.

 

Our first activity of the day was going to the museum. We both have been wanting to go to this museum for a while now but we never had the chance. On this day, the museum was doing renovations, so we could only see a couple of artwork pieces. I included pictures of some of my favorite pieces. We were both surprised by how much we enjoyed the artwork. We agreed when the renovations were done that we would definitely go back. After the museum we took a little break and got Starbucks. Of course we had to fuel up with some coffee!

After getting coffee, we headed to the next activity, the aquarium. This was the activity we were both so excited for. Neither of us had been to the aquarium in a few years.The aquarium was busier than the museum so we had to wait in long lines. My phone was close to dying so I was not able to take a lot of pictures. Since the aquarium was super crowded it was hard to navigate and really enjoy the water life animals. However, this was our favorite activity of the weekend. It was really beautiful seeing the animals move around and see how they interact. I would definitely go back!

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We had a long day of walking so we decided to end the day there. We picked up some dinner and went to a cookie shop. This is our favorite cookie shop ever! We got some chocolate chip and macadamia cookies.

Sunday:

Sunday was our last day together. This Sunday was Fathers Day. We closed up the weekend by meeting his family at a restaurant to grab brunch. Afterwards it was time to say our goodbyes. Of course I would see him in a couple of days!

This weekend was amazing! I finally had a weekend where I did not have to work and I finished my homework earlier in the week so I did not have to worry about it during the weekend. It’s nice to get away from my day to day life and go out and adventure. This weekend proved that I need to do this more often!

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Toned Tea- Skinny Detox Tea

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Scan Pinterest for fitness boards, the Instagram discover page, find ads on any social media platform, and you will come across some endorsement for a tea that claims to work miracles. There are so many different brands of detox teas that all have many claims. Being a college student, I have found it very hard to manage my eating lifestyle, staying fit, while also maintaining health benefits. It can be hard finding time to make sure I get all three meals in for the day or finding enough time to fit in a workout. I recently came across Toned Tea. The tea is detox tea that is formulated to meet all the benefits I need. Essentially the tea will suppress my hunger while having fat burning booster ingredients and in the end provide me with health benefits.

 

Ingredients 

Toned Tea Skinny Detox really stood out to me because of the ingredients the detox contains. Ingredients such as Rosehip Peel, Matcha, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, and Blackberry Leaf are present between the A.M. and P.M. tea bags. 1 cup of Rosehip Peel has as much Vitamin C as 60 oranges. Ginger aids digestion while improving blood sugar levels. Lemongrass flushes out toxins and liver and bladder cleanse.

Toned Tea is an all-natural detox tea that aids in weight loss, reduces bloating, increases energy, speeds metabolism, is great for your skin and so much more! There are absolutely NO laxatives, NO hidden ingredients and NO allergens in the tea- it’s just wholesome tea that is full of antioxidant superfood ingredients! The tea is also 100% vegan. From doing research on other brands of tea, I have yet to find a tea that has all these great benefits.

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A.M. & P.M 

Many people are unaware that at different times of the day, your body is changing and experiencing different situations. Toned Tea Skinny Detox is a company that recognizes these health concerns. The tea comes in two different bags: A.M. bag & P.M. bag. Each bag contains different ingredients that are attracted to the needs your body is going through at the specific time of the day. In the morning after I have gotten dressed and completed my skincare routine, I make my tea. After a cup, I feel very energized and I have noticed I do not need a cup of coffee. For best results, it is recommended that you drink the AM detox shortly after you wake up or before breakfast. When I am in the process of getting ready for bed, I will make my PM cup of the detox.  I drink the tea while I am taking off my makeup, watching netflix, or checking emails.

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How to Use

I wanted to share how I make my tea. On the back of the packaging there are recommended instructions on the best way to make Toned Tea Skinny Detox. These steps are fairly easy to follow. I was happy to know that an infuser comes with the tea. The infuser is very beneficial to use.

  1. Place a tablespoon of the detox into the infuser.
  2. Pour boiling water into a mug
  3. Put the infuser into the mug
  4. Steep for 3-5 mins
  5. Enjoy hot or cold

 

Since making the tea for a couple of days now, I have found that 4 mins is perfect for me. You may enjoy a shorter time or more time. To get the perfect flavor, I set a timer for exactly 4 mins. Once my timer is over, I take the infuser out and place it on the lid.

 

Benefits 

Overall Toned Tea Skinny Detox provides great benefits. I have only been drinking the tea for a couple of days now. Since using, I have noticed a refreshing amount of energy. I have also noticed that I am not wanting food or getting hungry as often. Although I have only been drinking the tea for a couple of days now, I am really excited about seeing other benefits.

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Burt’s Bees Haul

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I have yet another haul today! I have many Burt’s Bees Hauls on my blog. If I am buying new skincare products, I tend to buy a lot all at once instead of being sporadic and purchasing here and there. I love the brand Burt’s Bees and I have been using their products for years. I have never had a problem with their skincare products and I love how natural their ingredients are. Keep reading to see the recent Burt’s Bees skincare goodies I picked up.

Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Water-I am a huge fan of micellar water. I use micellar water to rid of any makeup, bacteria, or dirt. I first started using micellar water instead of makeup wipes. Since using, I have not touched a makeup wipe. Micellar water is an alternative to a makeup wipe. Both essentially perform the same task, however, they are just in different forms. The only micellar water I have ever used is the Garnier Skinactive Micellar Water. The bottle usually last me a long time and I have repurchased twice. I have nothing but positive reviews on that particular micellar water. I had no plans to purchase outside of that brand, however, I love the brand Burt’s Bees and decided to try out their product to see which I preferred.

Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Towelettes-As I have previously stated before, I do not use makeup wipes. I always noticed that makeup wipes dried my skin out and never really got rid of all my makeup. I switched over to micellar water and have not used a makeup wipe since. I was really hesitant about trying out another brand of makeup wipes. What stood out to me and made these towelettes different than any I have tried before, is that they are part of the micellar brand. Also the towelettes contains the ingredients Cypress oil and honey extract. These wipes are also for ‘All Skin Types’ so you should be able to use with any concern and not worry about the wipes not working out for you. I have not tried this out just yet, but I hope to soon. I think I will take them with me when I go on vacation so I do not have to travel with the big bottle of micellar water.

Burt’s Bees Acne Solutions Target Spot Treatment– I have used this product so many times and have actually repurchased 5 times. Although I have used and bought this product so many times before, I don’t think I have actually featured it on my blog. I’m not sure why because as you can tell I love this product! Let me start off by saying this product works well if you have dark spots and you want to get rid of them. However, depending on the condition of the dark spot, this product can work right away or take some time to actually get rid of the spot. But it does work!

Burt’s Bees Skin Brightening Perfecting Serum-This is a product I have not tried out before. I bought a tube of the bottle a couple of months ago and have not used it just yet. However, when I went to go pick up these recent products, I decided I would go ahead and pick up another brightening serum. So now I have two unused tubes of this serum. I did this to motivate me to start using the product because I really want to give it a try. The only thing stopping me, is the fact that I have so many products already in my skincare routine. Once my last bottle of the acne solutions spot treatment runs out, I will replace it with this product. This serum is designed to diminish dark spots and even out skin tones.I am excited about giving this product a try and will update once I see results!

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Small Changes to Improve Your Life

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Make yourself more open to trying new things: When we are stuck in a mindset where we never want to engage in new activites, we are stopping ourselves from new interest that we may actually enjoy. If a friend ask you to try out a new restaurant with them or if you are in the grocery store and see a new food item you want to try then instead of saying no, actually give it a try. Once you have mastered giving simple activities a try then move on to bigger goals. These bigger goals could be sticking to a workout plan, saving your money instead of spending it, or even buying a big purchase.

Get an Early Start: I have done all the task on the list before and have found great success with improving my life. However, the task that I have found the easiest and quickest to adapt to is getting an early start. For one I am definitely a morning person. I am naturally awake in the morning with no problem. Therefore, this may be easier to me than others. However, even if you are not a morning person, this task is still attainable. Waking up a few extra hours than you normally do allows you extra time to complete a task. Even if waking up a little earlier is not for you, then start the task a couple of days before. You can also break up the task you have to do throughout a couple of days, that way you’re not doing everything at once.

Single Tasking: There are so many times when things start to pile up on my to-do list and it becomes so long. So to make sure I get everything done, I tend to tackle everything all at once. At times this is necessary, but what if I decided to single task everything one-by-one to decrease the stress I would have if I did everything at once. Pick one thing from your to-do list and instead of giving 30% and not your full attention or detail, give it 100%. Watch the results, you won’t have to waste time fixing the mistakes or redoing it altogether.

Do Something Creative: Creativity really gets the mind going! This is why others tend to  always recommend to try something creative. It not only gets you out your comfort zone but also allows you to try something fun and exciting. Ways you can get/be creative include:

  • instead of buying something new, try to DIY it yourself
  • throw a small party
  • take a favorite recipe and change it up
  • go on a roadtrip
  • start a new project

Organize/Declutter: I have always considered myself a very well organized person. Within the past year my life has been super busy and I have noticed that whenever I am in a busy mindset, I tend to forget my organizational responsibilities. This in turn makes life more difficult because I am constantly looking for stuff I misplaced or I have a messy desk which gets more messier by the day. Organizing and even decluttering are very essential to improve your life. It makes a big difference and it saves you time that could be used for something else. The 20 minutes I spent looking for a piece of paper I could’ve had an extra 20 minutes dedicated to my morning jog or even some extra time watching netflix. If you make an effort to do this on a regular basis and you won’t need to do this as often. Maybe once every two weeks find time to organize your life.

Take the Stairs: Okay I know this might sound crazy to do but it really makes a difference. This does not have to be a daily activity but could be done a few times a week. Taking the elevator is a quick encounter, theres not much time to relax your mind and think. Plus the elevator can be full and hectic. Benefits of taking the stairs include extra free time to think about things, exercise, and the opportunity to clear your mind.

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Let’s Go to Sephora

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I am very excited about todays post. I recently saw another writer do this post and I thought it would be interesting and fun to see what products I would get from Sephora and why! If I had $200 to spend at Sephora, what would I buy? Many people might buy the most expensive products with the money. However, if you do that then you only get to buy a couple of products. I would get products with a variety of price ranges so I can get an array of products.  Keep reading to see the beauty and makeup products I would get with $200 from Sephora.

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Stila Glitter On The Go Liquid Eye Shadow| set of 3 for $25 | When this product first came out I did not really understand the concept. I only wear my eyeshadow from a palette and never ventured out to using eyeshadow in a different form. If these shadows were in a palette, I would have definitely bought! The packaging really throw me off. Most recently I found that I always wear a matte shade in the crease and a glitter on the lid. I love the glitters I wear however, sometimes I want a bold glitter that pops. The first product that came to mind was the Stila Glitter Shadows. I have been watching youtube videos nonstop on how to apply this and would be so happy if I had these! Although I was hesitant at first about these shadow sticks, I would definitely get these!

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Cover FX Power Play Foundation | $44 |This new foundation has caught my eye. I have never tried out the brand Cover FX before. I am familiar with their products but I have not had the opportunity to try them out yet. When this foundation first came out, I saw a lot of my favorite you tubers review this product. Many of them really enjoyed the foundation. After hearing their reviews and their skin types, I decided this foundation might actually be a match for me. If I had a couple of extra dollars in my pocket, I would definitely try this out.

Artist Couture x Jackie Aina Powder Highlight | $28 | I honestly cannot believe I don’t already have this product. I love Jackie Aina! She is a youtuber I will definitely support and actually buy her products. I recently purchased an Urban Decay highlighter in addition to my Sephora Collection Highlight Palette and I have found no need to buy anymore highlighters. However, if I had a few extra dollars to spend, I would pick up this beautiful bronze highlighter. I tend to use bronzer/goldish highlighters and this color is perfect for my skin complexion. In my opinion its a little bit pricey for a highlighter, but it may be worth it!

BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealer | $32 | This list is really showing me how many brands I love but have never tried. Once again I cannot believe I have not tried this brand out before. I have never tried any products from BECCA before nor have I ever spent more than $30 for a concealer. I could easily see myself spending money for a foundation but I’m not sure about for a concealer. Also I have never tried a concealer in a jar before. I am very skeptical that this concealer will not provide ultimate coverage like the name says but I am willing to give it a try to see for myself.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide | $26 |I have previously tried NARS lip products before and I honestly love them! However, I can not see myself constantly spending that much for a lip product when there could be a dupe for it. The only NARS product that I have repurchased multiple times and will continue to do so is the NARS Matte Lip Pencil. If I were able to buy another NARS lip product I wold try out the lip glide. The application for the lip product attracted me most to the product. I really feel like this product would glide easily onto the lips, hence the product name.

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Origins Original Skin retexturing Mask with Rose Clay | $27 | Another brand I cannot believe I have not had the opportunity to try out. Origins is a brand I would give my money to any day and expect the products to really work. I have been wanting to try out their charcoal mask for the longest, however, I have so many charcoal mask already. Origins does have a rose clay mask that seems very beneficial to my skin. Recently I have noticed my skin has been very texturized this summer. I know this skin concern is something I could easily get rid of if I dedicate a product to it. This mask has great reviews and I love how the bottle is big enough to last for multiple uses.

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Philosophy Fresh Cream Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath | $18 | I know the brand Philosophy is such a popular brand that has been around for a while. I have never tried any products from this brand before. For the longest I have been wanting to get my hand on one of the products and actually try them out for myself. I feel like these products would smell so lovely and work wonders for the body. The brand has an array of products to choose from, however, for my first product I would try out a simple shower gel/body wash.

 

Let me know if you would try any of these products if you had $200 to spend at Sephora. Or let me know some products you would try out!

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Summer Update

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Hey there! The weekend is already approaching and I hope you have some plans and activities you’re looking forward to. Today I wanted to share some little life updates that are happening to me this summer.

I recently finished my spring semester of school, it ended April 27 and since then I’ve been home. Since I’ve arrived back at home, I have been enjoying time with family and friends. It’s been nice to give myself three weeks to relax, chill, and do absolutely nothing some days! I knew I needed to give myself a short break because starting the end of May all the way to the middle of August, I will be super busy this summer. Keep reading to find out all the changes coming my way this summer!

Classes

During the school year I took 5/6 classes each semester (fall & spring semester each). This summer I will only be taking 2 classes. I debated for the longest on whether or not I would take any summer classes at all. I am happy that I decided to go ahead and take 2. I’m only taking 2 classes because the summer semester is very short (only 2 months compared to 4). I will be taking psychology and human communication both online.

Job

When I am not occupied with school work I will be working a job. I previously worked at a restaurant, however, once I became a full time student I ended my job. Now since I am only taking 2 classes, I will be able to have time for a job. I am excited to be back making money. School is very important to me, however, my goal for the summer was mainly to work. So far I am working 20-30 hours a week at a store. This is very doable with my school schedule.

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Vacations

Because I am planning to work a lot this summer and I have classes, I am limited to taking vacations. Normally my family and I go on small vacations throughout the summer, I will be able to go sometimes, but may not make all of them. I really do hope I can go to the beach this summer because I it’s one of my favorite places and plus I need some sun!

My Blog Theme

Back in January once I hit 1,000 follwers I announced I was going to self host my blog and redo my theme. This is something I’ve been considiering for a while and I knew I could do it myself. I was really excited to finally do this. However, being in school really hit me. All my time and free time had to go to my studies and I was not able to update my blog. Since I am done with that semester and have more available time, this summer I hope to update my blog like I had once hoped. Definitely be on the lookout for something new and exciting happening on Girly Treasures!

New Post 

I am definitely interested in taking my blog in a new direction and increase everything I am doing now. I am updating my blog in-addition to updating my content. Instead of posting once a week, I hope to start posting twice. I also am in the process of working with some exciting companies to start reviewing  new products. If I am not talking about new beauty and makeup products then I want to increase my lifestyle post. I enjoy talking about and sharing my life with others and I hope to do this with more post centered around this topic.

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Selling my clothes

This fall I am living in an apartment style dorm once I go back to school. I will have my own space and I am very excited! However, this summer I need to start making room for all of my stuff. Therefore, this is the perfect time to get rid of some of my clothes and in the process make some extra money. I will be selling a lot of my clothes on Mercari & Posmark. These are the apps that I use to make money by selling my clothes, shoes, and accessories. I like being able to control and interact with people with my personal items. I can better explain to them or ask them questions personally. The vibe on these apps are amazing and everyone is so friendly. Use my codes and start saving & making money this summer!  Posmark & get $5: BYHER   Mercari & get $10: Kev986 

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Social Media

I have a presence on some social media accounts now (Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest). This summer I hope to start posting regularly on these accounts as well. It can be hard maintaining my personal accounts, on-top of a blog, on-top of my blog accounts. However, I am determine to do better!

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My Favorite Lip Products- Swatches

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Good Evening Makeup and Beauty Friends! Today I wanted to share my favorite lip products that I have been wearing on my lips recently. I wanted to include swatches of the products to really show how they look on. I tend to wear neutral colors on a daily basis, however, the last two products are my go to when I want to add to my look. I love all these colors and definitely would recommend to anyone. They all will pair well with any makeup look. Please leave some suggestions of your favorite lip products for me to check out!

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow- I was really hesitant at first to try this lip product. I normally only wear lipsticks and hardly wear lip gloss. I am not a fan of the stickiness that a lip gloss has. However, this lip product is a universal product. Meaning it is for everyone: any skin type or any skin tone. Since this is for everyone, I knew it had to be an overall good product. I decided to try and I love this lip gloss. The lip product is perfect for any occasion and any outfit. I can wear it just to the gym and even wear it to a nice dinner. I would definitely agree that it is very versatile and would look great on anyone!

 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London-NYX Lip Creams have been around for forever. I remember when I first started wearing different colors on my lips I tried out many shades from this line. This lip product has a very creamy formula that applies very evenly onto the lips then dries quickly to give a matte finish. NYX has an array of shades in this line to choose from. I wanted to go with a natural everyday shade and London is that perfect color!

 

MAC Lipstick in Whirl– This is my everyday lip product. It goes great with every outfit and matches well with any skin tone. The formula is very creamy and slides right on. This lipstick is very  buildable and can be formulated to how you like. The lipstick is so good, there is no need for a lipliner. However, MAC does have a lipliner in this color as well. I have never gotten so many compliments from one product before. Definitely recommend!

 

NARS Lip Pencil in Cruella– This is my all time favorite red lip product. I do not normally wear the color red on my lips. I’ll wear a red lip on a special occasion or with a simple outfit to add a pop of color. One thing I have noticed with red lip products is the they can be really messy. The NARS lip pencil is not messy at all. I am one to put on my makeup and not really take my time with it. I have a busy schedule so I have no time to make sure my lip product is applied perfect. With the lip pencil I can just easily put it on. It slides onto my lips with a perfect matte finish.

 

Buxom Lipstick in Vampy Plum-Venturing out with lip colors is something I do not do so often. I tend to use my everyday shades or get neutral colors. Besides the NARS red lip pencil, I use this purplish lip color. It’s a little hard to see the true purple color, however, this shade is beautiful on. Only con I have about the product, is its design. The lipstick is very big. At times when you apply it on the lips, it can get messy. However, the touch this lip product adds to the makeup look is worth it!

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As you can see these shades are beautiful! Each has a unique color and a unique application, but all go well with any makeup look. Some of these products are a little pricer than others, but I will say they are worth it. They last a long time in size and on the lips. I can eat and drink and still expect the lip product to remain on.

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