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July 27, 2016

What's Inside: Beauty Box 5 Road Trip Ready July 2016

 Today I have a look what is inside the July Beauty Box 5. There are a good variety of products in this month's box and all of them I haven't tried before. The theme for this box is "Road Trip Ready" and I could definitely see myself taking these items on a fun summer road trip. Find out more about these products below!

Hikari Cosmetics Eye Shadow (Retail: $13, full size) - This is a gorgeous eyeshadow in the shade Moonlit and it is a good size to take on the go with you. Even though it has shimmer, it wasn't too chunky and the shadow was easy to blend. 

Sweep Rose Gold Tweezers (Retail: $14, full size) - Tweeezers can always come in handy on a road trip so they are necessary to have. These tweezers by Sweep are great at catching every hair, even the smallest ones. The small mirror was a bonus in the box and really appreciated!

Skinny Tan Mini Mitt (Retail: $4.95, full size) - This is the cutest tanning mitt to help apply self tanner on the face and small areas. It will help to keep your hands stain free and apply your product streak free. 

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color Pencil (Retail: $18, full size) - I love Chella products and this is the first time I'm trying out their eyebrow pencil. It has a super fine tip and doesn't need to be sharpen which is a plus. I will report back and do a review soon on this in a separate blog post.

Beauty Box 5 Round Blending Brush (Retail $10, full size) - This is a soft blending brush that comes in handy to blend out eyeshadow and even apply highlight. It is a great brush that I can add to my collection and works great.

In case you didn't notice, this month's box had everything full size! All of the products I will use and can definitely come in handy. Let me know what you think of this month's Beauty Box 5!

Beauty Box 5 is $12 a month and includes free shipping. 
There is more information on how to sign up here
♥ Stephanie
Beauty Box 5 was provided for review consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. 
July 26, 2016

e.l.f. Cosmetics Beautifully Bare Satin Lipsticks (3 Shades) - Photos and Swatches

 Today I have some swatches of the e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipsticks. These are some of my favorite lip products from e.l.f. since they are smooth, pigmented, and lightweight. There are 4 shades to choose from and I have three: Touch of Nude, Touch of Pink, and Touch of Berry. Find out more info and see swatches below!
July 24, 2016

What's New: ORLY Breathable Treatment + Color

This fall, ORLY introduces the first ever Professional Treatment + Color. ORLY Breathable Treatment + Color offers the strength-boosting benefits of a nail treatment while also being able to wear a lacquer. It allows oxygen and hydration to pass through promoting nail growth. In the collection, there are 18 shades to choose from. Find out more below!

Too Faced Brow Quickie - Photos and Review

Too Faced has a new brow product that will keep them in place and add some color while filling them in. Brow Quickie is a brush-on fiber gel that comes in two shades: Brunette and Taupe. I already have thick brows, but I like to fill them in where they need it. I also like to add color and use something to keep them in place so this product seems to do it all for me. Find out more info below!
July 21, 2016

IT Cosmetics Superhero Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette - Swatches and Review

 Get ready for a new eyeshadow palette from IT Cosmetics that is will be the superhero to your makeup collection! The Superhero Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette comes with Eye Foundation Eyeshadows and Nudes, Neutrals, and Liners. There are 12 eyeshadows in all, with all of them being a good size. Find out more and see swatches below!

More information about the IT Cosmetics Superhero Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette:
Transform your eyes with this must-have, universally flattering, game-changing palette featuring 12 all-new Superhero-inspired shades. Developed with plastic surgeons, each anti-aging, ultra-luxe shadow is formulated with hydrolyzed collagen, silk, peptides and antioxidants, plus innovative Superhero Pigment Power Technology for super smooth, super skin-loving, super saturated shades that last from day to night.

All of the shades are so gorgeous and have amazing pigmentation. They are easy to blend and I was really happy with the overall quality of the eyeshadows. The palette is definitely a unique shape and love how different it looks. This will quickly be your go-to everyday palette since all of the shades can work together so well. 

IT Cosmetics Superhero Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette retails for $42 and can be found on the Ulta website. This is limited edition.

♥ Stephanie

Product was sent for review consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. 
July 16, 2016

How To Keep Nails Strong With Sally Hansen

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SallyStrong #CollectiveBias
I love doing my nails at home and I actually prefer to since I can use products I love and that work the best. Today I'm going to share the steps I take to keep my nails strong and healthy. I picked up the products I'm using at my local Target store. It's so easy to take care of your nails at home which will help them grow faster, longer, and more importantly, stronger. See more below!

July 14, 2016

Maybelline The Graffiti Nudes Eyeshadow Palette - Photos and Swatches

Maybelline has a new eyeshadow palette that is only available at Ulta called The Graffiti Nudes. It comes with 12 eyeshadows and it has a good mix of neutral shades and bright colors. These eyeshadow palettes from Maybelline can be hit or miss, so I was curious to see how pigmented the shadows are and how easy they were to work with. See swatches and more on my thoughts below!
July 8, 2016

Farm Fresh Flowers From VIVAROSES

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VIVAROSES has some of the freshest flowers and fast delivery that you can get online. They reached out to me to see if I wanted to try out their website and receive flowers. I decided to try it out and I am so happy I did. I ended up ordering "In Perfect Harmony" which comes with pink and white roses. Find out more below!

July 7, 2016

Too Faced Totally Cute Palette - Swatches and Review

Too Faced has a new eyeshadow palette that really is Totally Cute! It comes with 9 eyeshadows that range from matte to shimmer finishes. What's fun about this palette, is you get 2 sheets of stickers to decorate it. I ended up buying this palette because I wanted more brighter colored eyeshadows in my collection. I just think the palette comes together nicely and the stickers are just a bonus. See more photos and swatches below!