I enjoy Laneige. I have the lip sleeping mask, the face sleeping mask and a serum. I am looking forward to trying this cream.
I’m not sure about the Anti-Frizz hair sheets. I might try them in the summer when it’s humid.
The LUE powder looks interesting. I’ll probably give it a go.
I will be using this. I have tried the St. Tropez tanning mousse and really liked it. I’ve never tried a product like this before, so I hope it works well.
The lighting on this photo is a little off. They are more warm nude products. You can see in the swatch below:
The Laritzy gloss is a nice sheer nude. It’s very glossy and just a little bit sticky. I like it, though. I think it will be really nice in the summer.
The eye shadow is so pretty! I tried it out and it dries down fast and is very glittery! It’s nice for days where you want a little drama, but want a quick look.
I’m happy with this box. I think it’s worth the $15. I’ll definitely use the lip gloss, eye shadow, Laneige cream and bronzing water gel. I will also try the cleansing powder and the hair sheets. I love it when everything in a box is useful!
Do you get Allure Beauty Box? What did you receive this month?
Hi all! I hope you had a great week. I’m ready for the weekend!
I recently received a credit to pick out some fun Lit Cosmetics products for my honest review. Lit Cosmetics offers one of the largest selection of glitter products sold in the market today. Check out what I chose to try:
This photo has the Glitter Camo open, you can see a closer pic below:
LIT COSMETICS, the authority in glitter has just launched GLITTER CAMO, a new single-step, aloe-based glitter product designed to highlight show-stopping facial looks and acts as a stunning body glitter.
The launch starts swith three shades:
Sergeant Sparkle – multi-sized rainbow shimmer with pink silica base
Commander in Glitter – multi-sized holographic silver with blue silica base
Major Gold – multi-sized gold glitter with silica base
I have Commander in Glitter. It’s so pretty. Great for festivals, going out, costumes, or if you just want to sparkle!
Spring Fling and Afternoon Delight are their size two glitters.
The lit kit includes A metallic eye shadow, a Daily Wear Glitter Base to adhere loose product to the eyes with ease and a the Mini Application Brush
The liquid base works so well with these loose glitters. I dip my brush in the liquid, then the glitter, and it creates almost a cream glitter eye shadow, or highlighter, whatever you want to use it for.
Swatches are below:
The first one is the Camo Glitter. It is blue and silver with various glitters.
I mixed the other 3 glitters/metallic with the mixing base to create a liquid. It makes it easier to swatch and easier to apply on eyes. All of these shades are so fun for spring and summer looks!
I’m really impressed with Lit Cosmetics! Their glitters are stunning and the new Glitter Camo is so much fun to use!
Do you like to play with glitter makeup? What products do you like to use?
Hi all! I received my May BoxyCharm this week! I always watch for the spoilers so I basically knew what I am getting. But, there were a few different variations this month.
I’ve been subscribed to BoxyCharm for about a year and a half now and really enjoy it. Boxycharm is just $21 a month for 4-5 beauty items, most of them full-sized. It is a nice way to try new makeup and beauty tools.
My photo makes this looks very orange, but the shade Paraiso is more pink in person. I have swatched these below with some of the other products, so hopefully you will be able to see the difference.
This is a really nice formula. Castaway and Scorcher are shimmery and Paraiso is more of a satin. I think these will be really gorgeous in the summer. I love the packaging, too!
First of all, the packaging for this is stunning! I love the rainbow metallic pattern. I haven’t tried much by GlAMGLOW and I’m looking forward to testing this out.
I have been trying to get better at doing my brows, so I love receiving brow products, especially when they are the correct color for me. I have very dark brown hair, and I usually get lighter colors in boxes. So I definitely will try this out!
This is such a pretty cream shadow. In some light it looks purple or pink and in some gold.
The shade I received is Kiss of Fire. It’s a very bright red. I don’t wear red lipstick, but I tried it on to test the formula. It’s very comfortable matte formula. I would like to try it in a nude. It’s really nice. I’ll probably keep this just in case I need a red. It is a gorgeous shade.
Here are swatches of the products I received:
From left to right is the Mellow Cosmetics brow pencil, the Dose of Colors lippie, the Ciate London cream eye shadow, and the Alamar blush trio. I’m loving the products this month!
So this was a great box for me. I will use everything in the box, except for the red lipstick. It is so pretty, though, so I’ll keep it. I’m planning on choosing between BoxyCharm and Ipsy Glam Bag Plus next month, but both boxes were so good this month. I may end up keeping both!
Do you get BoxyCharm? What did you get this month?
Hey all! It’s time for my May Ipsy Glam Bag Plus review! This is a subscription box that will always include 5 full-sized items. And the items included are mostly luxe or higher end items. This is such a great value for the high quality items included.
I’m looking forward to trying this mascara! I only keep about 2-3 mascaras open at a time and get rid of them after 3-4 months, so I haven’t tried it yet. It is supposed to lift, curl and lengthen lashes. I have short, straight lashes, so hopefully it will work well for me. I haven’t tried Il Makiage.
This primer is so pretty! It claims to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, minimize the appearance of pores, even skin texture and keep skin looking flawless. I will definitely give this a try!
Both of these lip pencils are a bit too dark for me. I only wear light pinks or nudes. But I’ll pass these along to someone who can use them.
This is one of the products that I really wanted this month! Featuring 10 potent botanical oils, Face Hero boasts essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory and nourishing properties. It leaves zero residue and penetrates quickly to hydrate, revive, brighten, and protect skin against fine lines, dark spots, dryness, and the aging effects of inflammation.
I’m excited to use this face oil!
I wasn’t that excited to receive this palette. I have a lot of eyeshadow palettes. But I opened it and saw this:
Stunning! It’s really gorgeous. The metallics are creamy and the one matte seems to be nice, too. Here are swatches:
So pretty! These look gorgeous on the eye, too! I’ve tried the pink shade (second from the left) called Sea Salt all over my lid and it gives a nice metallic finish. I’m looking forward to using the other shades as well.
I am so happy with this box! I will keep and use everything except for the lip pencils. I’m deciding next month if I will keep this box or BoxyLuxe (or both). Stay tuned for my May BoxyCharm review. It will be next.
Do you get Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? What did you get in your box this month? Are we box twins?
Hi all! I hope you are having a great spring, and it’s not too cold or wet where you are.
Looking for inspiration for fun spring looks? I’m highlighting looks with gorgeous products from clean beauty brand, jane iredale and the cruelty-free, luxurious and affordable cosmetic line – Nanacoco.
jane iredale Spiced Peach PureGloss Lip Gloss ($26 USD) — This long-lasting, sheer tint of coral color features an ultra-glossy finish without feeling tacky. Hydrating moringa butter and avocado oil make lips feel conditioned, moisturized, quenched and nourished.
jane iredale Sunset PurePressed Blush ($30 USD) — This pigmented guava with gold shimmer shade defines and highlights cheekbones and is formulated with minerals and antioxidants. Provides a soft wash of just-blushed color.
jane iredale Solar Flare Eye Shadow Kit ($59 USD) This highly pigmented, crease-resistant and long-lasting shadow kit features shades of metallic ivory; metallic peachy beige; metallic deep taupe; metallic deep gold red and metallic burgundy brown. Packaged in a sleek mirrored rose gold compact with a dual-ended wand for effortless application. Use each shade alone, layer or blend together. Formulated with minerals, botanical extracts and silica.
jane iredale Deep GreatShape Contour Kit ($49 USD) — These easily blendable, pressed powders feature three matte shades in each kit to sculpt and enhance all your best features. Contour shade give a natural, shadow-effected, sculpted look. Highlight shade illuminates and enhances features. Blush shade adds a lit-from-within finishing touch. Includes an easy-to-follow, illustrated application guide.
Nanacoco Glitzn Face & Body Pigment in Orange Gold ($7.50 USD) — Add a pop of shine to lips with just a sprinkle of this Glitzn Pigment in orange gold for a shimmering and glamorous look! The pigment offers multidimensional shimmer formulated to stay put. Adding a radiant and illuminating sparkle to any look.
Nanacoco Shimmertallics Metallic Lip Gloss in Fall Rush ($8.50 USD) — Get the perfect amount of shimmer and shine on the lips for a show-stopping, light-reflecting effect. This water-based formula is filled with iridescent and long-lasting shimmer that is perfect for any occasion.
Have you tried any of these products? What makeup shades are you wearing this spring?
Hi all! It was a beautiful day in Kansas City today, it’s definitely spring!
I have another Mother’s Day Gift guide for you! These are items that I love and think will make great gifts:
This Mother’s Day or any day when Mom deserves a little pampering, let her indulge in a journey of the senses with South of France all-natural soaps (www.southoffrancebodycare.com). They’re kettle-cooked in small batches using a traditional Marseille triple-milled recipe to create a creamy lather that leaves skin soft and moisturized. And she can choose from one of 14 transporting scents including almond gourmande, blooming jasmine, climbing wild rose, lavender fields, lemon verbena, lush gardenia or mediterranean fig. All South of France liquid and bar soaps are free of synthetic foaming agents like sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, as well as glutens, EDTA, parabens, and phthalates.
I received some of their newest scents to try — Glazed Apricots, Violet Bouquet, and Cherry Blossom. They are all very fresh and sweet, so nice for spring. My favorite is Cherry Blossom, but my family loves all of them.
You can find South of France products in natural and grocery stores nationwide. Check their website here for locations.
I of course had to include some of my favorite Philisophy products as they make amazing gifts for moms!
Philosophy Pure Grace Desert Summer Spray Fragrance ($50 for 2 oz) a desert summer’s allure can only be described as original, illuminating…extraordinary. we’ve tried to capture the unexpectedly intense beauty of this uniquely wild climate to bring you pure grace desert summer perfume. freesia, ozone, star jasmine and cool cactus blossom meet in a breathtaking blend of fresh florals, anchored by pink clay, blonde woods and musk for a truly special experience. summer is fleeting, but its free spirit lives on and on.
Philosophy Amazing Grace 3-Piece Eau de Toilette Set this exclusive giftable collection includes 3 ways to enjoy the beautifully crafted, universally loved franchise. the experience opens with the award-winning shampoo, bath & shower gel featuring a rich, grace-infused lather that leaves skin and hair clean, soft and delicately scented. next, a nourishing treatment of firming body lotion conditions and moisturizes as it tones, for skin that feels pampered and renewed. a finishing spritz of perfume will accompany her through the day with grace.
8 oz amazing grace shampoo, bath & shower gel
2 oz amazing grace eau de toilette perfume
8 oz firming body lotion
Amazing Grace is one of my favorite fragrances. This is such a pretty set! Philosophy products are available at http://www.philosophy.com
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette ($49 USD) These 12 all-new shades include of-the-moment soft mattes and sizzling metallics, ranging from creamy ivory and shimmering rose gold to the most intense black cherry. We’re addicted to Bing—a deep mauve matte that is right on trend. And we can’t get enough of Drunk Dial, a shimmery metallic burgundy that takes smoky looks to a smoldering climax. Adorned with a row of metallic cherries, the crimson compact includes a full-size mirror and double-sided brush—ready for precision application on one end and seamless blending on the other.
Hot Spot (ivory matte)
Caution (soft neutral beige matte)
Bang Bang (shimmering pink with gold shift and iridescent micro-sparkle)
BREVENA Basics Pack ($178 USD) — contains bestselling products to get your skin smooth, healthy, and hydrated! Enjoy a full size Daily Hydration Moisturizer, Restore & Hydrate Overnight Cream, and a deluxe travel size Intensive Foot & Heel Repair.
Hi all! It’s May! I hope you are excited for a new month. I am. I love the warmer weather in the spring.
And on top of that, Mother’s Day is next weekend! It’s time to get our shopping done. Amazon has great beauty products that make wonderful gifts. Here’s some fab gift ideas for the special mom (or mother figure) in your life:
Crepe Erase Overnight Facial Plumping Treatment ($65, Amazon.com) – Be the reason your mom sleeps her way to better-looking skin. Crépe Erase’s exclusive TruFirm Complex helps to visibly smooth and firm fine lines and wrinkles, restoring elasticity, while echinacea extract works with a blend of 9 Super Hydrators to visibly plump and soothe tired-looking skin. She will be delighted to wake up to perfectly balanced, radiant-looking skin that looks and feels years younger. Don’t just take our word; in a clinical study 90% of women said their skin looked more youthful.
WUNDER2 Super-Stay Stick Eyeshadow ($19, Amazon.com) — Long-lasting creamy eyeshadow sticks that offer all the color payoff without the fuss or fallout are perfect for the mom on the move. Formulated with soothing, smoothing ingredients like Castor Oil, Silk, and Aloe Vera to ensure the result is lightweight and comfortable, the sticks are Water-poof, sweat-proof, and transfer-proof – lasting all day without smudging! Available in 8 neutral, super-wearable shades (for all skin tones) with just enough shimmer for everyday wear.
Vervan Relaxing Organic Healing Balm ($18, Amazon.com) — This multi-purpose balm can be used as a body lotion, hand moisturizer, natural chap stick and more! Enriched with a blend of Lavender and Bergamot Essential Oils, this 100% natural anti-stress balm will give your mom the mind peace and relaxation she needs. Enriched with 31% Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Beeswax, and Grapefruit to hydrate and soften skin. What’s best: like all Vervan products, it is cruelty free and comes in recyclable packaging.
nügg Detoxifying Charcoal Face Mask ($17.09, Amazon.com)– This charcoal face mask helps blackhead removal and promotes a clear, even skin look with less oil and shine without leaving your skin feeling tight and dry. It features a unique, gel-mud texture that will help detoxify and clarify her skin without stripping it of moisture and while soothing it at the same time. The natural tea tree scent is refreshing and promotes an authentic at home spa experience.
Ethique Boost Hair Mask Amazon.com) — – Ideal for the mom who is looking for luxurious condition and shine, all while staying true to her eco-friendly roots. Created for all hair types (including oily), it’s a great treatment to add in to her routine. It contains baobab and jojoba protein, which both retain moisture in the hair shaft and smooth the cuticle, adding shine. Baobab also adds elasticity and strength to hair, reducing breakage. Boost has a sweet citrus scent with lime, lemongrass, mandarin and vanilla oils.
Do you have any other great Amazon-sold beauty product recommendations? Let me know!