Tarte and Sephora Birthday Exclusive Reward!

Hi friends! My birthday is in six days and then I kiss my 20s goodbye. When I did my last Sephora purchase I decided to cash in some points and grab my birthday gift. They had the Fresh skincare set, a Jack Black skincare set and this new Tarte blush and lipstick mini that I’ve never seen before. I was intrigued and chose this cute guy.

Look at how cute this little duo is! Both are very light shades that compliment every skin tone. 

I took a bunch of photos of this cute bundle and yes the shades are exclusive to the birthday set. 

The back of the box shows that this set is vegan and cruelty-free! Yay! It has an ingredient list of both the blush and the lipstick and their names!

This was a pretty shot of both products. My vanity is proving to be a nice place to take detailed photos. 

Now for the swatches. I did a brush and finger swatch of the blush and a lip swatch of the lipstick. Enjoy!

Here is the arm swatch of the blush. If you notice, it is very subtle when a brush is used. 

And now for the lip swatch!

Please excuse the discontent on my face. It was in the middle of a year wave and I wasn’t too happy. Haha. This shade is a darker nude that works great with my skin tone. 

There you all have it! I enjoyed both products and this nude lipstick actually doesn’t look awkward like some of them do on my skin. Xo!

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Sephora Play! June Box!

Hi friends! Today I have the Sephora Play! June subscription box to share with you all! 

The emphasis for this month are summer items! There is a really cute print for the beach and swimming! 

The first side of the pamphlet tells you some beauty tips for the humid summer weather. It tells you tips on how to moisturize, how to wear the perfect ponytail, to use cream formulas in the summer rather than powders, apply a hair mask before going in sea water, and some other tips for colored hair and chlorine. 

The back side shows you all the products that will hook you up this summer! Yay! There’s two hair creams, tinted moisturizer, a primer sunscreen, lipstick and a scent!

Let’s get started with the products!

Here they all are lined up in a cute little row! 

The first item is from Bumble and Bumble. This is their ‘Don’t Blow It’ hair cream. It enhances your hair’s natural texture and conditions. 

After your shower, you want to towel dry your hair and then add about a some sized portion to your hair and work it in. Allow to dry and rock your day!

The next item is Tarte’s Tarteguard 20 tinted moisturizer in medium. This has lightweight coverage and is packed with vitamin A and E!

This fun item is super easy to use. You apply it with your fingertips and just blend it into your face 🙂 

The third item is Briogeo’s Curl Charisma. It has rice amino acids and avocado for a really natural leave in treatment. This product fights frizz and makes your hair look less sticky. 

To apply this treatment, you put a quarter size amount in your hair and scrunch it with your hands. This is cruelty-free and is completely free of the evil six. 

The fourth item up is Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30. This product is a primer merged with a sunscreen that blurs lines and blurs pores. I used this last summer and loved it.

Here is the back of the box. It shows all the active ingredients, uses, warnings and instructions. 

For a sample, they give you a decent amount. 

To use this, you rub an even amount on your face, neck and chest. You can wear it under makeup, over makeup or just by its self.

The last product is Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in shade K-Dub. I’m very impressed with the new formula. I wasn’t a fan of the older because the darker shades were patchy and wouldn’t dry down for me. 

Here is a quick picture of the bottom of the lipstick. It has the name of the shade and all the product information. 

Of course I did some swatches for all of you!

Here’s the arm swatch of K-Dub! This formula smells faintly of vanilla and is a beautiful bright pink. 

This is what K-Dub looks like applied to the lips! It went on evenly and dries quickly! I love It!
As for the perfume of the month…

Alien by Thierry Mugler. I know this scent is a huge cult favorite but I hate it so much. I was so completely disappointed. 

The notes for this perfume are listed here: Top Note: Jasmine Sambac, Middle Note: Cashmeran Wood, and Base Note: Ambergris. I don’t like this scent because of how strong it is. It over powers my senses and yikes, it’s just too much.

There you have it for June’s play box! Enjoy! Xo

Kat Von D Lolita Cheek and Eye Blush! 

Coming soon next month Kat Von D is releasing her popular liquid lip shade, Lolita as a blush and eye shade! It will be available through Sephora!

Edit: it has been announced that this will be only $19, limited edition and definitely a June release through Sephora! 

Double Edit: June 6th to be exact!