Sunday, June 21, 2015

NYX HD Blush - HDB22 Taupe - Swatch and Review!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post I wanted to take a super quick look at the Nyx HD Blush in the color Taupe!
The HD Blushes are a marginally new item for Nyx and they describe them as "A high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly. This vibrant and silky blush delivers a beautiful flush of color and is paraben free.". I like the sleek, black plastic packaging of these blushes, especially since they're very tricky to depot (my friend tried and ended up completely shattering hers) because of how lightweight (they're really powdery, but in a good way) they are.

Revlon Perfumerie Nail Polish - Spun Sugar - Swatch and Review!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I wanted to talk really quick about another Revlon Perfumerie nail polish I picked up, this time in Spun Sugar!
The Revlon Perfumerie collection is a line of scented nail polishes! These aren't the first scented nail polishes ever, but they are some of the more mainstream, easily available ones. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), this line is on clearance at Ulta, which is where I picked up mine. This is my second polish from this collection, the other being Beachy.

Another Sephora Mini Haul! - Formula X Nail Polish and 100-Point Rewards!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post I have a super mini haul from Sephora for you! It's literally a single nail polish, plus a couple 100-point rewards.

This is actually part of a bigger haul, but I'm trying to keep my posts smaller and more bite-sized; I love watching huge, long haul videos, but I know reading them can be a bit of a bore!

Sephora Mini Haul! - Sephora Collection Music Festival Kit, OCC After Dark Stained Gloss Test Tube Set, and a Ton of Samples!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I want to share with you a Sephora mini haul!

This haul was part of a larger haul, but I'm still trying to make more "bite-size" posts instead of giant haul posts that, admittedly, can be kind of long and dull. It's fun to watch big haul videos, but less fun to read about them!

I placed this order when Sephora was running a special where you could pick three deluxe sized samples with your $25+ order instead of just one. I hemmed and hawed over this order for a day or so, so I ended up not being able to get two of the samples I had originally wanted, but I still really like what I got.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Darling Clandestine Summer Bitsy Grab Bag - Indie Perfume! - First Impressions

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I want to share with you my Darling Clandestine Summer Bitsy Grab Bag!

Darling Clandestine is an independent perfume company owned and operated by the wonderful Evonne where you can find unique fragrances. Darling Clandestine (DC from here on out) is located in Texas and offers fragrances in oil and solid form, as well as full and bitsy sizes (a full size oil is about 0.5oz and a bitsy fills a one-dram vial; a full size solid is about 0.5oz and a bitsy is about 3g). Currently, DC has their "regular" stock of fragrances, along with a few extra summer ones!
For this order, I got a summer bitsy grab bag! You could have purchased all of these individually, but I like surprises and you end up saving a little bit purchasing this way (the grab bag is $20; bitsy vials are $5, bitsy solids are $4 and I got three vials and two solids). The summer collection is technically no longer available (except for the left overs), so some of these scents you won't be able to get until next year. but you can still get bitsy grab bags that could contain scents from any season, including summer!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

June 2015 Julep Maven Box - Boho Glam Plus Add-Ons! - Unboxing, Swatches, & Review!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post I want to share with you my June 2015 Julep Maven Box!
Julep Maven is a monthly subscription service that let's you "preview" a new collection of Julep nail polishes and beauty products each month (the products will be available to purchase individually, but you get to try them first and you get them at a reduced price). Julep is an semi-independent beauty company that started as a nail salon in Seattle, WA (which I have had a manicure at!). At first they mainly focused on nail polish and nail/hand care goods, but have since expanded to makeup, skin care, and hair care. Out of all of my subscriptions, Julep Maven is the one I've been subscribed to longest since they give you the option to skip on your box each month! There have been times when I didn't have the extra money or I wasn't interested in the new products and, instead of having to unsubscribe, and I've just skipped a few months. Since you can skip your box each month (you used to have to wait six months before you could skip, but I think you can do it right away now), and being Maven gives you perks such as a 20% discount on anything in the Julep store (I also think it still works in the salons as well) and access to the Secret Store, if you're interested in these products I would recommend signing up! You can use my referral link here and I will be forever grateful (plus I think you can get your first box for like $3) or you can just go to the Julep website itself.
The subscription is $24.99 a month, which includes shipping. Because I'm still on the old system, my boxes are $19.99, but I don't get as many customization options as the newer system.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Aromaleigh Mini Haul - Indie Cosmetics - Purple Blush!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I wanted to share with you guys my most recent mini haul from Aromaleigh!
Aromaleigh is an independent cosmetic company that was founded in 1998, making it one of the oldest ones out there! They make loose face and eye products and are well known for their excellent formulations and have many, many colors available in collections themed on mythology, science, and fandoms (and more!).
Starting in April, Aromaleigh has been releasing a special mini collection each month called the Menagerie; an "offshoot of the Color of the Month series. The Menagerie will feature a range of products in more daring and experimental shades and finishes, which are themed around each mythical creature COTM" (quoted directly from the website).
April was the Leshy and a blue blush; this month brings us the Hydra and a purple blush!

MAC Morange Lipstick -Swatch & Review!

Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I just wanted to do a quick swatch and review of my MAC Morange lipstick from the Wash & Dry summer 2015 collection!
So pretty! If you're familiar with MAC, you'll know that Morange is a color in the permanent range and not a color limited to the Wash & Dry collection. I really wanted to get something from the Wash & Dry collection because I love special edition packaging, but nothing else is the collection was all that appealing to me. So, technically, I paid about $1.50 more for this lipstick than I needed to. But it was totally worth it!