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SEPHORA HAUL AND A FAVORITE PRODUCT!
I so rarely do Sephora hauls but my BFF gave me a gift card before moving because she knew I would need to stock up. 💜 • I’ve been wanting a full-size of my beloved @origins Mega Mushroom Soothing Treatment Lotion for awhile now. I use this every morning and it helps a ton with redness, while keeping my skin clear. Also whenever I get my random ingredient-breakouts, this calms them down pretty quickly. I HIGHLY recommend trying this toner if you haven’t! I think it would work for all skin types. • Of course I had to use the promo code for a mini @farmacybeauty Green Clean. I’ve loved this cleansing balm ever since I got a full-size in @boxycharm when they first launched years ago, so I’m so excited to use it again. • I redeemed points for a @wander_beauty Baggage Claim eye mask, because I’ve seen so many people rave about these and they are so cute! • Finally, I chose the @katesomervilleskincare Wrinkle Warrior and @clean.perfumes Rain as my free samples. I am all for any product that reduces wrinkles, and I’ve been curious about the Clean perfumes. • • ORIGINS - Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm CLEAN BEAUTY - Reserve Rain
FARMACY-Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm
GLOSSIER BALM DOTCOM
Here’s the deal: I’m pretty skeptical and tough on overhyped products. I’ve seen the @glossier Balms EVERYWHERE, so naturally I’ve been curious if they are worth the hype. I know many people think Glossier is overrated and I’ve never tried their skincare myself, but I do have a Cloud Paint I’m excited to test out. • I won the Mango Balm Dotcomb as part of an amazing giveaway prize from @lawsofskincare, and I’m thrilled to say that this is 100% worth it! This smells exactly like mango, and the formula keeps my lips so juicy and hydrated. I would absolutely pay $12 for these, especially since you only need a small amount at a time to really hydrate your lips. Now I’m curious about the new tinted Berry flavor...if you haven’t tried these, you are missing out!😍 • •
COVER FX PERFECTOR FACE PALETTE
I thought I would pop on here and share some swatches and first impressions of the @coverfx Perfector Face Palette in Light. I used some Boxycharm charms I had leftover from my old account to grab this, and I’m so thrilled that I did! The standouts for me are definitely the highlights...they are GORGEOUS. The white brightener makes for a pretty intense inner corner highlight since it’s basically glitter, so it definitely needs to be used sparingly. The blush is much warmer on me than it looks in the pan, but it wears beautifully and blends in so nicely! I enjoy using both the contour and finishing powder shades as eyeshadow honestly, and the powder works great as a base for other shadows. I’m still experimenting with using it as an actual finishing powder since it does brighten the skin nicely due to the shimmer, but sometimes it looks a little too heavy under my eyes. • Overall I’m really enjoying this palette, and will probably use it today for a graduation party we are attending. I love that they are such subtle, wearable shades, yet they also pack a punch. Highly recommend trying this out if you are curious about Cover FX! • • COVER FX - Perfector Face Palette
COVER FX-Perfector Face Palette
PIXI EYE GELS
Adjusting to the desert climate here in California, my skin has been DRY. I’ve been slathering one moisturizer and it’s still better than it was, but I need all the hydration a girl can get! I’ve used the @pixibeauty Detoxifeye Eye Patches* for the last few days, and I am still in love with them. The cooling sensation feels great, and they make my undereye area look SO smooth and hydrated! The cooling effects also lasts forever, so I can literally keep these on for 40 mins or so. They are so amazing! pixi - DetoxifEYE
Erno Laszlo skincare has been around since the golden age of Hollywood, and was a favorite of Hollywood starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. The Antioxidant Complex for Eyes has been my eye cream day and night for over a week now, and I totally understand how this has stood the rest of time. 😍 • This product is meant to brighten dark circles, while improving skin elasticity and depuffing the undereye area. It is packed with hydrating antioxidants, and also has aloe, glycerin, ginkgo, and grapefruit extract. I was super confused about the green swirl in the middle and honestly thought it may be plastic (although that would make zero sense...) but as you can see in the second picture, it’s part of the formula! These guys really get A+ for packaging. • Guys, this 100% does what it claims to do. I feel like my eye area looks so HEALTHY when I use this, and I really enjoy the cooling sensation at night. It is a thicker gel, but it blends into the skin super easily. My fine lines look reduced, my dark inner corners aren’t as bad as usual, and my eyes look awake and depuffed. • This comes with a HEFTY price tag of $80 for .5, but with Erno you are paying for luxury and high quality. You guys know how critical I am of highend products and although I will not be buying this for myself, I DO honestly think it holds up well to the price if luxury skincare is your thing. A little bit goes a long way with this stuff, and it would work for all skin types. Thank you so much @ernolaszlonyc!
WET N WILD HIGHLIGHTERS
The WetnWild Megaglo highlights are some of my absolute favorite! The quality of these are pretty amazing for the cheap price tag, and they have a wide variety of shades that would work for many different skin tones. Compared to highend makeup, I would say that the liquids aren’t quite the same quality but the powders definitely are! • The highlighting powders are my go-to for days when I want a more diffused glow on my cheeks. These work nicely with a big fluffy brush, but can also be packed on more densely with a smaller brush. The pigmentation is awesome, and there aren’t any big glitter chunks in them. Many people rave about Precious Petals, which is my personal favorite...who doesn’t love a good rose gold? 😍 • I’ve really gotten into liquid highlight the older I have gotten (as well as cream blush), so I’ve been reaching for the Hello Halo highlights a TON. My big tip for liquid highlight: Don’t apply directly to the face, even though this has a nice doe-foot applicator. It’s a lot easier to blend them out on your hand a bit first, and that way you have better control of how much product is applied. I generally use my fingertips, but these also work well with a sponge. They are really pigmented, and last on my face for quite awhile. I would say less is more with these for sure, so this little tube will last ages! • Swatches (Top to Bottom) 🌸 Precious Petals 🌸 Golden Flower Crown 🌸 Halo Gorgeous 🌸 Halo, Goodbye (The liquids do not swatch well, but I promise they are good!) wet n wild - MegaGlo Liquid Highlighter wet n wild - MegaGlo Highlighting Powder
wet n wild-MegaGlo Highlighting Powder