It’s been a while since I ordered anything from Sephora. Almost three months, but I had all the necessary beauty items I needed, until now! Which was great timing since it was also around my birthday when I ordered. Yay, birthday gift-y!
Got my PopSugar December Must have last weekend, which was pretty early then usual. But it was great to recieve and pretend it was a early Christmas gift… to myself. This time around they have some great stuff to send out!
I took a couple days off from work, so I also decided to take a break from being online! I think I may have posted one or two things on my tweeter account, but I mainly stayed away from the net and my phone. It was real nice to take a break. It was pretty much an extended weekend with very little distractions. I didn’t even go very far from the house!
I’m usually not the type to wear much fragrances. It wasn’t until recently I started at least putting some on for special outing and events.
Last year I brought a Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen for my trip to Hawaii instead of my usual Neutrogenea and I feel in love with this brand. So this yeart I got to try their newest sunscreen lotion: Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration SPF 30 Lotion Sunscreen. I got it part of the Summer Beauty Voxbox from Influenster.
I really wanted to eat the Banana Nut Bread right away, but it was late when I opened my box so i decided to save it for my afternoon break today. It is super yummy and I think I might actually have to go see if my local grocery store carries them! The banana taste was not overwhelming and wan’t too sweet. Total win for me! YUM!
“Quaker Soft Baked Bar in Banan Nut Bread: $3.29 for package bars: Made with real bananas and almonds, Quaker Soft Bars in Banana Nut Bread flavor have tasty ingredients to help provide fuel to start your day. 5g Fiber, 20% of daily value of 5 B Vitamins and 6g of protein! “
I used the Sally Hansen Shea Butter Hand Cream this morning. I love the smell and it wasn’t greasy like some hand creams I’ve tried. It really work well on my elbow though. I have super dry elbow, so this hand cream, despite it being a “Nails & Cuticle” hand cream, works great on other areas! I have plans for the Magnetic Nail Polish also by Sally Hansen this weekend (Going to Seattle for a wedding) and the sunblock for days I don’t need my sport’s sunblock. I’ve been wanting to try Hawaiian Tropics Silk Hydration for sometime now, so I’m glad it was part of the package!
“Sally Hansen Nails and Cuticles Hand Cre’me: $5.99 for full size bottle: Made with shea butter, the Sally Hansen Nails and Cuticles Cre’me softens hands, smooths cuticles and conditions nails. Active Moisture Complex formula with Ceramides helps to lock in nutrients so hands maintain their ideal moisture level. Offers 24 hour moisture and lasts through hand washings!”
“Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color: $9.99: NEW! Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color is summer’s hottest nail trend that allows you to create a gorgeous 1-D nail art effect in just seconds! This unique formula was specially developed with metallic particles – just hold the built-in magnet over wet polish to reveal a unique design on the nail.”
“Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30: $8.99 for 6oz bottle, Available in SPF 12, 30, and 50: With this ultra-luxurious hydrating silk ribbons, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion Sunscreen nourishes an pampers skin while providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and 12-hour moisturization when out in the sun.”
I currently use the Color & Damage Repair of the Clear Scalp & Hair product line and I like that one. I hope this one is just as good!
Based on demographics, select Influensters also receive:
“CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY: $4.99-$5.99 for 12.7oz and 12.9oz bottles: Did you know 99% of hair’s natural strength comes from the scalp? Introducing CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY, a new line of shampoos and conditioners that nourish the scalp, and create that right foundation for strong, beautiful hair from root to tip. Wash your way to stronger hair in just 7 days!”
“Tampax and Always Radiant Collection: prices vary per box: Tampax and Always have come together to premiere the all-new, stylish Radiant Collection, a complete offering of premium tampons, pads, liners and wipes that meets all of a woman’s feminine care needs. With designer packaging and wrappers, these products are must-have accessories for that time of the month.”
Hopefully I remember to review the others after I try them since some won’t be used for a while like the Always samples.
(I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.)
My Two New Favorite Skin-Care Products: Jergens Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer SPF 20, Medium to Tan & Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream inMedium/Deep
After reading several glowing recommendations, I decided to try the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream in Medium/Deep. I have to say it works so much better than I thought it would. I mainly brought it to help with the discoloration from acne outbreaks. My mediun-dark skin tends to show it a lot more than my sister’s who is much darker than I am (Oh, a little background, we are mix of filipino, spanish and african-american!). While I use a dark spot treatment on my acne, the BB cream works great in giving me a overall smooth color! And the face that it has an SPF 15, also means that I don’t have to additional creams on my face.
I heard that it make oily skin more oily, but my oily skin seems to be the same. I guess it really depends on the person’s DNA.
Now I just recently brought the Jergens Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 and only been using for three days, but I love this! I’ve used their regular “Natural Glow” Tanning Lotion and that works great, but I really didn’t like the smell. This new one not only smells great (plus!!) it also has a SPF 20. Now I usually go for a SPF 30 or higher, but it has a broad spectrum for better protection!
Both of them are coming with me on vacation.
Just go this in the mail today. I totally had forgotten I signed up over a month ago to receive some free goodies from @Target. I’ve already tried the L’Oreal Magic Lumi before, so I already know I’m going to like that. I haven’t tried the Neutrogena Visibly Bright Cleanser yet, nor the Simple Cleansing Wipes. Yay for free goodies!!
And it just came in time for my 5k run. This is totally coming with me!
I always have a lot of eye-makeup. Currently I have at least 8 different eyeliners, at least 4 palettes of eyeshadow, and 10 different styles of eye-lashes. It’s a bit much, but I like have the option to change things around.
1. Eyeliner- This is one of my must have! Buxon Inside Eyeliner
2. Eyeshadow – I like having a good range of colors, but I tend to stick with green, purple, cream and tan for day look at work & bright fun colors like blue for the night out! Stila Dream in Full Color Palette Eye Shadow
3. Mascara – This is the other must have! Even if you don’t use eyeliner, it’s still a quick way to make your eyes pop! Maybelline Great Lash in Blackest Black
4. Fake Eyelashes – I usually have a couple in my drawer ready for a night out in the town. I really like Dolly Wink (Japanese brand designed by Tsubasa Masuwaka, a Japanese fashion model), but you can get good ones at the drugstore! Dolly Wink Eyelash