Sephora Haul

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Hello Makeup Lovers! Today I’m coming to you with yet another Sephora haul. I have recently notice and have admitted to myself that I shop at Sephora way to often. Almost every other month I buy from there. I have to admit, I just made another purchase in addition to the products I’m reviewing today. Now you probably have seen these products mention before in my other blog post. These are my two must have products that I have repurchased so many times. I was running out of the two, so I decided to stock up on them. Let me know if you have tried any of these products before!

Urban Decay Setting Spray- So the bottle that I recently purchased is the black bottle. Urban Decay has recently changed their setting sprays. They have 2 setting sprays, and they recently introduced a new one. They redid the packing and the formula. I love this setting spray so much. I have only purchased the travel size twice and have finally bought the full size. Can’t believe I’m on my 3rd bottle! With the new formula, I can tell that it is very similar to the original. However, the only con I have about the new version, is that it smells TERRIBLE. OMG I hate the smell so much. In the original, I did not notice a smell at all. Since I love this product so much, I’ll just have to endure the smell.

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Benefit POREfessional Primer– Another product I have repurchased. I have only used the travel size of this primer before and decided to buy the full size. When I went to buy the full size, I noticed the if you pay $2 more you could get this set which include two additional items. I decide why not, this is a great deal! The full size version doesn’t seem to be that much bigger as I was hoping it would be. The travel size is 7.5 mL (0.25 fl oz.) and the full size is 22mL (0.75 fl oz.). The price for the travel size is $12 and the price for the full size is $31. You would have to buy 3 travel size bottles for $36 to equal one full size bottle $31. So overall it was best to get the full size, even though it seemed small.

Benefit POREfessional Matte Rescue– At first I wasn’t really sure what this product was. When I used it, I used it as a primer. It is very different than the POREfessional Primer. The formula is an invisible mattifying gel. It’s overall goal is to minimizes the appearance of pores. I later found out that its to be used first, then pat the POREfessional primer on top. I haven’t tried it this way. However, it makes sense now and I can’t wait to see how it works out.

Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream– If this product was not included in the set, I would probably never buy. I have no use for eye creams. However, maybe after using this, I will. It claims to be a brightening eye cream to help fade dark circles. I have light dark circles so hopefully this will help with that.

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6 Inspirational Quotes

Hello All!! Today’s post is much different than my typical post. I wanted to venture away from beauty and makeup and more into lifestyle this week. I have been beyond stressed for the past 2 months and one thing I love to do while I am down is look at quotes. Looking at these quotes inspire and uplift me to know that better days are coming. I encourage everyone to try this whenever they are down or whenever you need a push in life. Below are some of my favorite quotes recently.

 

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The quote says it all. You may look at the day you’re currently living and think that it can’t get any worse or better. In fact you haven’t even lived your best days yet. They are still yet to come. Just keep waiting and pushing through, they’ll be here soon.

 

 

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We have to constantly remind ourselves that sometimes the little things matter the most. Someone holding the door open for you or someone say good morning can brighten our days if we are open. Instead of going out and spending money, try staying at home and have a movie night. As we get older we start to stray away from the little simple things.

 

 

 

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One of my all time favorite quotes. This quote is such a inspiring quote to be the girl boss you are. Whatever you want to accomplish, believe in yourself and get it done!
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I love this quote so much! It is so inspiring for when you want to do something but at the same time you don’t. Sometimes we are so scared to try something that we really want to try but end up backing out at the end. Later we regret the decision we made. Next time you are in this situation keep being scared but do it anyway!!

 

 

 

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Sometimes we let one incident define our whole being. The smallest thing can happen that turns into the biggest. We are so quick to let something ruin our entire day. However, next time something creeps in trying to ruin your day, don’t let it!!

 

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OMG YES YES YES!!! I love this quote. This might be the best one. Whenever you are in a mood, instead of being depressed and all sad, get up and shake yo booty. If you don’t want to do that then just dance it out!

Influenster Ivy VoxBox

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I love getting Influenster VoxBox in the mail! I have received many of them and continue to be a big fan! The Ivy VoxBox is different than any other box I have received. The theme behind the box is centered around the perfect treat yourself day. From previous boxes there are some products that I have not been able to use. Everything in the Ivy box I will be using and have actually used some of them before. Continuing ready to see the goodies I received.

Venus Swirl Razor- I was so excited to get this Venus razor. I actually use this exact kind. I am currently using one right now and I love it. The razor is like no other. The blade bends, making it easier to get into the corners or spots that are hard to get to. Another plus about the razor is that you can take off the blade and replace it with a new one. I save so much by doing this because I don’t have to buy and entire new razor, just new blades.

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Chapstick Duo- This is a brand new product that just hit the shelves. I have always been a loyal member to the Chapstick brand. It is one of the only two chapstick brands I use. I’m not sure exactly how these duos work. However, I do like the concepts of these. I’m not a huge fan of grape flavors, so I’ll probably give it to a friend to try.  I do however enjoy the strawberry flavored chapstick duo. The duos come in 8 different flavors so if you don’t like Grape or strawberry, then they may have a another flavor you might like.

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7th Heaven Foot Soak & lotion- I love masks and body scrubs so much!! I think I have only tried maybe one foot mask. I can not wait to try this. The concept is very interesting. I love how there is a soak and also a lotion to apply afterwards. I just came from a vacation where we did a lot of walking so this will be perfect!

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African Black Soap-A few months ago I was all about trying African black soap. There are many ways to use it and many benefits. I used the soap for my face for my oily skin and acne. Overtime the soap did provide benefits but ended up drying my skin out. I haven’t used it in about a month and a half. I will try to use it as a body soap. I also can’t wait to try this brand of African soap to see if it provides additional benefits. This particular soap also seems to have oatmeal in it, which is a plus.

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Trolli Sour Bite Crawlers- OMG!! I love this candy. Not a lot to say, but this is one of my all time favorite pieces of candy. I love how these are not that sour. So if you like sour candies but not to much sour then these are perfect.

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I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Product Empties

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I haven’t done a product empties post in forever!! The reason being is that I normally use all of the product up before I consider it empty. I also use many other products so it takes a while to finish one. Meaning I have many mascaras I use, so I alternate between all of them. Below is my most recent product empties, my opinion on the products, and would I repurchase them.

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Avon Naturals Body Lotion-I normally don’t use scented lotions often. I do use them here and there. This Avon lotion was a scented lotion that I actually ended up liking. The scent wasn’t too strong or too fruity. I loved how it made my skin feel and didn’t leave it drying. Repurchase: Yes

Urban Decay Setting Spray-My all time favorite setting spray. If you have read any of my blog post you know how much I love this product. I can’t say anything but good things. I am currently on my third bottle!! I can’t believe I have purchased this three times! I hope that shows how much I love it.                                                                                                                     Repurchase: YES, YES, YES!

BareMinerals Prime Time Primer-This is a silicon base primer that when you apply it, it feels as if theres nothing on the skin. When I first started using this primer I didn’t think it was working. After a few uses I discovered that it was in fact working. This lightweight primer helped with my oil control and was overall a good primer.                                                      Repurchase: Yes

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Covergirl Clump Crusher- I’ve had this mascara for the longest. It was never one of my go to mascaras, but I used it occasionally. Overall a really good mascara. Only con is that its super big. When you’re trying to pack for a trip, you want to bring things that can easily fit. I had a hard time packing this with my other makeup.                                                               Repurchase: Yes

MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara-I didn’t purchase this product myself, but took it from my mom. lol. This mascara works so good. Prior, I had never tried a MAC mascara. This mascara made me want to go buy all of MAC’s mascaras because it was so good. Also gives great volume!                                                                                                                                           Repurchase: Yes

ELF Wet Gloss-I bought this product because I ran out of my all time favorite eyebrow gel. Overall I was happy with this purchase. It was different from the original brand I was using but worked very well. Only con is that I wish it came with more product.                                     Repurchase: Yes

 

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Dove Bar Soap-I only use one brand of soap and it is Dove. I love Dove products and have used for many years. Most of my hygiene items come from the brand. I love the scents and how they are not too much. Not much to say overall, but would recommend.                                            Repurchase: I have and will continue to.

Claire’s Ear Care Solution-I love ear piercings. Altogether I have eight, four on each ear. I have gotten all of them done at Claire’s and have had no problems. When you get your ears pierced there, they give you the cleaning solution. Previously, after I get my piercing done and use the solution, I normally have some left over. My most recent time, I have had none of the solution left over and have actually ran out. I don’t know why this time was different, but they did recently remodel it.                                                                                                       Repurchase: If I decided to get my ears pierced again.

 

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Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Cupcake Soap-Omg this is my all time favorite soap. I love this soap so much!! Normally I don’t do fruity things but this scent is bomb. The title gives it away. The scent smells just like pumpkin and cupcake. I loved having this in my bathroom during the winter months. I wish I would’ve bought more of the product.               Repurchase: Yes!!!!!

Kleancolor Bronzer-This bronzer was the first bronzer I ever used. I loved this bronzer so much that I decided to purchase it two more times. I haven’t used it much since I found another bronzer, but if I had to use it I would. This bronzer is very powdery compared to other bronzes I own.                                                                                                                                   Repurchase: It is a good product, but I have a stash of it already so no.

J. Cat Lipstick- I didn’t really get to use this product as much as I wanted too. It broke early on and I couldn’t repair it.  I love nude the color was and how easy it slides on my lips. The formula was really nice. I’m not too familiar with the brand itself but I would definitely try their products.                                                                                                                                                      Repurchase: Yes