Quick Look: Sephora Play! Box Sept 2017

I had really high hopes for this month’s box. Unfortunately it was a bit of a disappointment. I had received two of the items before: the Aqua Bomb and the Sephora Pencil Liner. But on the bright side the value of this box is worth over $10! The Benefit Gimme Brow Gel mini size alone is already worth $24. In addition, I got shampoo and conditioner samples instead of a perfume.

I haven’t been a big fan of Bumble and Bumble products, they tend to weigh my hair down. But I’m willing to give this a try.
Full Size: $32
Value: $0

Full size: 25mL is $22
I’ve only tried this once, I gave the last one to my sister since she goes through moisturizers quite fast. It seems to be a decent moisturizer.

Benefit Gimme Brow
Value: $24
It’s natural looking and your brows doesn’t feel crunchy from the gel. But there’s not much product in the tube.

Seohora Eye Pencil 12-hr wear
Full Size 0.04 oz – $10
Value: $3
I don’t use pencil liners so I will be passing this along to someone else.

Full size 2 oz/60ml: $95

Full size 5.3 ml: $18
Value: $5


July 2017 Empties Love it, Like it, or Leave it

I wasn’t able to finish too many items last month since I barely wore any makeup. But I was able finish quite a few skincare products, unfortunately  I’m saving  a bunch of those for my upcoming blogs. Definitely keep an eye out for those. Now onto the empties!

Cargo Blu_Ray Activating Face Primer

-$32 @ Ulta
-One of the worst primer I have tried
-Barely smooth out my skin
-I was still able to see my pores
-Leaves a slight tacky feel
-Doesn’t help my makeup last any longer, if anything it shorten it. My makeup just slides off my face
-Overall: LEAVE IT!

Clinique High Impact Mascara & Makeup Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara

-Clinique High Impact $18 for full Size
-MUFE Smoky Extravagant $12 for deluxe size and $24 for full size
-I like to use these two mascaras together for remarkably long and voluminous lashes. Each mascara is great on their own but together they are just amazing!
-Overall: LOVE them both

No7 Boots Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator

-$18 @ Target
-Makes my skin smoother and more radiant
-I wouldn’t say I look younger like it claims but fresher
-I use this 2-3 times a week and it didn’t dry out my skin
-Overall: I Like it. It works great and it’s an affordable alternative to the Bliss Micro Magic Microdermabrasion Treatment, $48 @ Ulta and Sephora.



Murad Clarifying Toner

-$24 at Ulta
-Great for those with acne
-It kept my acne at bay
-It eliminates oil and tighten pores
-I used this 2 -3 times a day and it doesn’t dry out my skin
-Overall: I like this toner, this was actually my second bottle. For those with acne prone skin or really oily skin, definitely try it out.





Tony Moly Natural Green Moisture Foam Cleanser with Shea Butter

– ~$20 for two @ Ulta
-Lathers up nicely
-Easy to wash off
-Has a nice scent
-Didn’t see any difference in my skin
-Overall: LEAVE IT! It didn’t help moisturize any of my dry patches. Also I didn’t like how it left my skin feeling rigid. There are way better cleansers out there for a better price.


First Aid Beauty Skin rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay

-$12 for deluxe size and $24 for a full size @ Sephora
-Has a fresh/invigorating scent
-Help remove excess oil
-The deluxe size lasted about 2-3 weeks of use
-Overall: I Like it. It does a great job cleaning my skin. Also it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I’m planning to purchase the full size whenever I finish all of my other cleanser.

Most Repurchased Makeup Products

Hey guys! I’m back to share my most repurchased makeup products. As a beauty blogger and makeup junkie, I’ve tried a bunch of makeup products over the past decade. For me to repurchase something multiple times, it says a lot.
Now onto the products….


NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder
-I’ve been using this product for over 10 years!! Since high school
-The powder gives me a smooth and flawless look
-Very light weight
-I’ve introduced this powder to family and friends and they all love it
-Unfortunately Walmart and Target doesn’t carry this brand in store anymore!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
-$20 (for Full Size)
-True black color
-This is my absolute favorite liner
-It lasts all day and it’s smudge proof!
-Has a felt tip applicator
-Easy to use

Bonne Bell Blend n’Glow

-This is also another product I’ve been using since high school, before highlighting was even big
-Gives you a nice glow, nothing too over the top
-The only con about this is that the powder is really soft, so it breaks/cracks really easily


Physicians Formular Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Liner + Serum

-Been using this since college
-Has a felt tip applicator
-Easy to use
-Like all serums it will take time to see a difference, personally I didn’t see a difference until 1 whole month of use


Maybelline Colossal Mascara 

-Used this throughout college, I always get compliments when I have it on
-Gives you long thick voluminous lashes
-Only con is that it has a weird chemical scent


Makeup Forever HD/Ultra HD Foundation 

-This is my absolutely favorite foundation of all times!
-It’s light weight, not cakey, and easy to apply and blend
-Also you can easily build it up to a medium coverage
-Not to mention it looks natural on the skin
-Looks great in photos, no flash black


Loreal Infallible Makeup Setting Spray

-This is a cheaper alternative to the Urban Decay makeup setting sprays
-It’ll keep your makeup lasting all day
-The nozzles sprays evenly



Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

-I have really oily skin and this setting spray helps lock my makeup in place
-The nozzle sprays the product evenly


Hair Masks Review

If you love coloring your hair then you know how damaging it can be. I’ve bleached and dyed my hair blonde, grey, blue, dark violet, and magenta all within a time span of  2 and a half years. To keep my hair healthy and hydrated I’ve gone through a bunch of hair masks. These are the latest I’ve tried.

20170617_185648Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Mask
-12 oz
– Contains Marula Oil & Biotin
-Cruelty Free
-No Sulfates
-No Parabens
-Leave in hair for 5 mins and then rinse out
-Has a fruity/floral scent, smells really good
-You can feel the difference after one use
-Made my hair super soft and silky for two days straight
-Weighs down the hair a little
-It’s a great value, one jar should last you at least 6 months
-Retail $12-$15

Pureology Colour Fanatic
-1 fl oz
-Deep-conditioning Mask
-For normal to thick colored hair
-100% Vegan
-Made with Camelina Oil
-Leave in hair for 1-3 mins then rinse out
-Smells a little bit like playdough and soap
-This hair mask works amazingly, even better than the Shea Moisture’s mask
-It didn’t fade my colored hair
-Made my hair silky smooth and soft
-Felt light weight
-My favorite out of the 5 masks here
-Retails: $26 for a 6.7oz bottle

20170617_185712Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment
-I was very skeptical about using this product since I hated their Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 styling treatment, it was heavy on the hair and greasy feeling. But to my surprised this product works.
-1 oz
-Deeply nourishes hair
-Leave in hair for 5 mins then rinse
-Has a strong perfume scent
-Leaves your hair feeling soft and smooth
-This tiny jar lasted only 6 uses, and I have short hair, about shoulder length
-A little pricey
-Retail: $12


Dry Bar Bay Breeze Hydrating Shot
-15 ml/ 0.5 fl oz
-Super concentrated treatment
-Single use bottles, you’re supposed to use up the entire bottle each time
-Leave in for 3-5mins, then rinse
-Has a herbal scent
-Leaves the hair soft and silky
-Very expensive
-Retail: $38 for 4 bottles

Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair!

-No Parabens
-No Silicones
-No Phthalates
-Contains avocado, sweet almond, and Argan oil
-Has a green/natural scent
-It’s supposed to repair damaged hair and enhance shine
-But it did absolutely nothing for me! My hair didn’t even feel soft or smooth.
-Would never use again
-Retail: $9