Sephora Flash

Hi darlings! Happy Thursday! It’s been an amazing week off from work but to be honest, I’m bored!!! Unofurtunly my boyfriend was not able to take the time off from work with me because he’s basially the new boss man…hair flip! Any whoooo, I’ve had plenty of time this week for myself. Shopping, bubble baths, appointments, etc… But OMG if it’s what thing I can’t stop obsessing over, it’s Sephora Flash Shipping.

LITERALLY AMAZING. I received my online order not even 24 hours after it was placed.

What Sephora Flash Shipping subscription is..

Other than a GOD SEND, Sephora Flash Shipping is a one time payment of $10. That’s right. TEN. DOLLARS. for an entire year subscription on every order you make on the Sephora website with two day shipping…if that. Again, 24 hours over here people. Just saying. 24 HOURS!

What I got..

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (Punjab-medium)

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I LOVE this foundation. My absolute favorite. A little pricey at $47 a pop but totally worth it. It’s concealing. Holds up strong, through heat, sweat, all those bad things that do you and your makeup so wrong. It’s lightweight and blends so well. I swear, I’ve never been more impressed with a foundation before.

My first order and literally why I can see why Sephora flash shipping was invented. My go to, WILL NOT use any other foundation, NARS SHEER GLOW was done. NOT A DROP LEFT. I found myself in a pickle recently. With no time to go to the mall but NEEDED a new foundation because I’ve literally taken a Q tip to apply and get every little spec of what was left of my favorite NARS foundation, until of course last minute me realized I’ve got no specs left.. and that my friends is why Sephora Flash was invented. Because I had my new foundation and three samples not even 24 hours later. Please, a moment of silence for that brilliance.

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And don’t forget thats just a ONE time fee of $10 for ONE YEAR. UNLIMITED orders. aaaaaahhhhh!!

 

Xo, B

 

Bath Bombing Into Monday!

Hi guys! Happy Monday! Or happy Monday night at this point.. It’s my week off from work so yes, fair to say it was a happy Monday. Oceanside wine, my tan is AMAZZ, a bath bomb…Yupp, not to shabby for B. But in all honesty I woke up this morning and had no idea what the heck to do with myself (boyfriend left for work at 4:45am mind you) and I woke up a lovely four hours later.  Any who, Never DO I EVER have a Monday to myself so my boredom led me to Whole Foods. Purchased the most random things. Including a bath bomb which I’m reviewing for you guys tonight!

Whole Foods Fizzing Bath Bomb (rose petal)

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Like I said, out of boredom is why I got here. But I’m totally digging these $1.99 bath bombs. I chose rose petal but there’s numerous options… Shea Butter, Milk and Honey, Coconut milk…to name a few.  You may possibly need two bath bombs depending on the size of your bath tub because they are small. NOT THE SIZE OF LUSH by any means, they’re TINY….which is a bummer but work great if you get two!

When I first opened it, THE SMELL is what first got me! It’s SO strong. I got the rose petal one and it literally smells like fairytale.. if that makes sense?! But that’s what I thought of, so hey. I filled my tub up all the way, got in it and then put the bath bomb in. I recommend doing it while you’re already in the tub, the fizzing effect is a la heavennnnn sent.

I realize it is now Tuesday night but TOTALLY forgot to publish lastnight. Oh well!

Xo, B

May BirchBox

Hello lovlies! I’m alive and well! Trust me when I say it hasn’t been my choice by any means to go a little MIA from the blog lately but work and being an adult is taking over my life but TODAY IS THE DAY. Today is the day I finally was able to set some time aside… If you wanna call pantless, sitting on the edge of the bed, unmanicured nails, messy/rooted hair, wine poured and two baskets of dirty laundry right in front of me “setting time aside” but any whoooo here we are and I’m sharing what came in The May BirchBox today!

 

What’s inside!

Ouai Wave Spray 

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To start off, a little advice. DEF, DEF, DEF use this product on damp hair. It says you can use it on dry or damp hair but damp is the way to go. I pretty much have nothing but good things to say about this product. Yes, it is on the pricey side but worth it. It smells great and really does a good job at giving my hair that wavy, loose curl look. I’ve read mixed reviews on this product and I can see why. Although I am happy with the product, I don’t think it’s for everyone’s hair type.

ModelCo Illusion Lip Pencil

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Too be honest, not much to say about this one. This product didn’t interest me at all. But I did I give it a whirl! And….. yeah still not much to say. I HATE lip liner. Lipstick does not need lip liner. When I think of lip liner, I think back to the 90’s and my mom. JUST STOP with the lipliner ladies!!! I don’t care if Kylie Jenner is doing it, you are not her!! Seriously had to get that off my chest..but does anyone else feel this way about Lip Liner?But I do have one good thing to say!! The color is pretty. It’s a beautiful, neutral, light pinkish shade. Like it. But that’s about it.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Glo Illuminator 

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I actually really do like this product. It say’s you can apply it alone for an overall glow or mixed in with your foundation. I was skeptical about mixing it in with my foundation at first but once I did I was like damn that’s good. You actually will notice you don’t need to use as much foundation as you normally would. This product makes up for it. And that glow is AMAZZZ and natural looking. No streaks, non greasy and smells great!

Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection SPF 50 

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As you guys know, I love facial lotions that contain SPF. I can’t stress it enough. SPF does wonders for the skin. It’s all I will use on my face. So of course when I saw this product in my BirchBox I was excited! And for good reason! Surprise, surprise! I love it! Will def be purchasing the full size bottle. It’s so lightweight, smells dreamy and leaves my skin soft and radiant.

Beauty Protector Protect & Oil

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I am very picky when it comes to oil products for my hair. Too much can lead to grease and that’s never attractive. But when applied at just the right amount, I really do like this product and am very pleased with it. Again, another on the pricey side but can totally see why. And when it comes to oil and my hair, I will pay more for a better formula and that’s what this stuff is! It really does a good job at smoothing down my hairs frizz and giving it that fresh from the salon shine. This oil has so many different benefits. Heat protection, UV protection, color fading protectant and smells like a dream.

Xo, B

Thank You Origins!

Happy Sunday loves! What a gorgeous Sunday it has been, it’s finally feeling like spring outside! Today on the blog I’m sharing my review of some great samples Origins sent me in the mail! I love them all. I feel like I haven’t beauty posted in a while so I’m excited for this post, what great timing!!

First off, how cute is the note they wrote me?!?!

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Here’s what they sent me!

A Perfect World SPF40 Age-Defense Moisturizer with White Tea Broad Spectrum SPF40

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So this one is my favorite that they sent me. This moisturizer is LIFE CHANGING. First off, any moisturizer that contains SPF is already a winner in my book. I only use moisturizers on my face that contain SPF and are oil FREE. But by far this Origins moisturizer has just moved to the top of my list. The texture is smooth and feels so good and hydrating when I’m applying it to my face. I literally look forward to it! It’s so refreshing and leaves your skin smooth and brightened!

Side note, completely sold on the ingredients. The main, silver tip white tea is said to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, eliminate sun damage and improve the texture and firmness of your skin. Honestly, this moisturizer does all of that. And hey, it’s never to early to fight aging skin am I right!?

Checks and Balances frothy face wash

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Love this face wash. This cleanser is easy to use. It goes on creamy and once lathered into the skin, then comes the frothy part. It feels so good and cleansing on the skin. It’s not harsh or drying. I struggle with dry skin on my face, especially above my eye lids so I stay clear of any cleansers containing harsh ingredients. Which is why I love Origins! The formulas behind all Origins products are organic, natural and plant-based. I’m coming to realize anything from nature is kinder too your skin. Which brings me back to this face wash, the main ingredient, Tourmaline ( a semi precious stone) is believed to be vitalizing to the skin, fights age and makes for the appearance of more youthful looking skin. Too sum up, this cleanser is like you’re washing your face with skin benefiting vitamins in a liquid form..WIN!

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Using this face wash accompanied by the white tea moisturizer afterwards is TRANSFORMING. Within  the first use of both together, I already noticed a difference. My skin felt smooth, even and hydrated. I love my skin and love Origins for making me love my skin. I swear, it’s an enjoyable and refreshing experience, I look forward to washing and moisturizng my face thanks to Origins.

High-Potency Night-A-Mins mineral enriched renewal cream

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Obviously I apply this at night and by morning my skin is beyond moisturized, as if someone sat and moisturized my face while I slept the entire night. It smells amazing. Feels lightweight and calming on the skin. It’s a deep moisturizer. Best part, the main ingredient in this one is ORANGE. I love anything citrus, there’s just something so energizing and boosting about citrus. The smell alone is boosting. Oranges are high in antioxidants that help brighten the skin. Even drinking enough orange juice can help brighten your skin over time.

GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff

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So this eye cream is an Origins best seller and I can see why. Active ingredient, COFFEE. That’s right, coffee! Who knew?! But I’ll get back to that in a minute. I struggle with dark circles and puffy eyes so I was so excited when I saw this product in my package. It’s just what I was looking for! I’ve been applying every night right before bed. I leave it right on my night stand. When I’m rubbing it in under my eyes I feel a slight tingle/burn sensation…but it feels good. It feels like its working and sinking right into my skin. I wake up and my eyes and under eyes look BRIGHT. To the point where I don’t even feel the need to put on my under eye concealer. I’m a huge fan of the Origins GinZing products. I also have the GinZing energy boosting treatment mist, which I apply every morning and it has been my go to every morning instead of washing my face, which I save for at night now.

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So back to the god of all gods the main ingredient, coffee. Coffee beans contain caffeic acid, which boosts collagen production. It is said even a simple cup of coffee can perk up your morning face. Who knew coffee was so good for your skin?! There’s even coffee masks you can make right at home!

Have a happy Sunday darlings and thank you Origins for the amazing products!

Xo, B