Sunday, February 28, 2016

INFLUENSTER TARGET DRY SPRAY VOX BOX


I absolutely love getting items from Influenster! And guess what, my husband loves it too! This Target Dry Spray Vox Box included, not only something for me, but something for my husband too. 

I have tried a few spray deodorants in the past, and have never been satisfied with them. I feel like the lasting power just isn't there like it is with a solid deodorant. The Dove Dry Spray is an exception. It definitely lasts all day for me. I'm not the hugest fan of this scent, but i don't really smell it unless i am trying to see if i still can. I think I will be checking out what other scents are available once this one runs out.

I have definitely noticed a difference in my husband's scent though. He works hard and usually comes home a bit stinky. I have to say though, since he started using the Dove  Men Dry Spray, i haven't noticed his usual stink. He seems to enjoy the Spray as well. He doesn't get deodorant marks on his dark colored shirts. 

I think if you are in the market for a new deodorant, you should definitely give this one a try!

<3 Julie

Monday, February 15, 2016

HAUL: SEPHORA & MAC

I have been a very bad girl recently and spent way too much money on makeup! However, I had a gift card for part of it, and the rest is my Valentine's present from my husband. (Have I ever mentioned how amazing he is?) 


I have been using CHI flatirons for the last 10 years and while I always thought they were amazing, i decided to look into a different option. I just felt like there was something better out there. I first came across the tress press by drybar it immediately grabbed my attention because of the color. I read probably fifty Sephora reviews and searched blog posts for reviews as well.  So I took the plunge and purchased the tress press, and let me tell you, I do not regret it one bit! It takes less time to straighten my hair, it leaves my hair shiny, and the best part is that my hair actually stays straight. With my CHI, my hair would frizz out or would become wavy if i put it behind my ears. That is not the case with the tress press. I can even sleep on my hair and it still be relatively straight the next day. A 2 minute touch up would be all that is required. I have never been able to sleep with straight hair and wake up with straight hair. There are other pros about it too like it it super quick to heat up (around 5 seconds), and the heat temperature is adjustable.

I also grabbed the Sephora solid brush cleaner and I've tried it a couple times and so far so good. I was hoping it would be a cheaper alternative to the Beauty Blender solid cleanser. I haven't tried the Beauty Blender one, but I might just to get a comparison after this one is used up. 



I think MAC is my ultimate weakness. Their collections speak to my soul! Their most recent collection, Flamingo Park, had me needing every product with a reference to Flamingos. I love Flamingos, they are my favorite animal. I WISH that this collection would have had special packaging, I mean how amazing would that have been? Anyway, even though I needed the entire collection, I limited myself to just two items. The Spring Flock blush is beautiful and it will be perfect for spring. I also picked up Long Legged & Fabulous and I love it!! It's the perfect shade of pink. I also picked up a blush in Mocha which I adore! I have been looking for the perfect warm mauve pink color and it fits the bill. Last but not least I grabbed some brush cleaner, as I've heard great things. I just used it for the first time today and it is everything I imagined.


Last but not least, I picked up a few things at Sephora. I wanted to try a liquid lipstick because I have only ever tried one from the drug store and was not that impressed. I got the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lovesick. I have to say that the lasting power is incredible, i had a stain on my hand from swatching in the store for like two days. It lasts almost all day on my lips. I will say it is a bit drying, so I try to pair it with a gloss or a balm to give it some moisture. I also grabbed the Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Incandescent Stobe Light. I wasn't planning on purchasing a highlighter because the very last thing I need is another highlighter. However, I watched it and I fell in love. It's so silky and smooth and it's a cool tone and just exactly what I want in a highlighter. 


{Houglass Incandescent Strobe Light, Kat Von D Lovesick, MAC Mocha, MAC Spring Flock, MAC Long Legged & Fabulous}


Well I hope you enjoyed this haul and I hope everyone was spoiled rotten on Valentine's Day like I was! 

<3 Julie

Friday, January 1, 2016

CHANEL HAUL


Ahhh, Chanel! How I love thee!
I, along with every other woman, love Chanel. However, like many other women, don't have the funds to support my love. Occasionally though, I get the chance to indulge myself just a bit. One of those chances came around recently and I decided to get myself another Chanel Eyeshadow. I have been obsessed with Chanel Fauve for a year now and it is in my top 5 favorite eyeshadows. It is probably my number 2 favorite after MAC Satin Taupe. I decided to buy directly from Chanel. I usually buy through Nordstrom as they have free shipping. I heard somewhere if you buy directly through Chanel, they now give complimentary keepsake boxes with each order. I am a sucker for packaging and I need a Chanel box to display. 


Along with my keepsake box, I also got some great samples and they came in a Chanel drawstring bag! 


I ended up choosing Chanel Complice as I thought it would be a color that i could wear all the time. Boy did I nail it! It's hard for me to buy eyeshadows online without seeing them in person, but I looked at swatches and this color looked perfect.



I absolutely love it. It's got great pigmentation and it just makes my eyes pop!


You can't go wrong with free samples, and Chanel really hooks you up. I definitely recommend buying directly through Chanel rather than through a retailer that sells Chanel.



<3 Julie

Friday, November 6, 2015

YSL INFLUENSTER VOX BOX

I was lucky enough to get picked again for an Influenster Vox Box. If you haven't heard of Influenster, I recommend you click this link and sign up. The more active you are on Influenster or on Social Media, the more likely you are to qualify for free stuff. I was super excited about this Vox Box, because to my knowledge, this is the first high end brand to team up with Influenster. (Hopefully it's not the last!) So this Vox Box was the Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Perfume.





I was a bit disappointed at the size, I mean I didn't really expect them to send a full size perfume out, but I mean a girl can hope...Right? I've never received sample sizes from Influenster before. However, it was at least a deluxe sample size. 

The scent of the perfume is great! I love Vanilla! It also says it has notes of coffee...now your girl here hates the smell of coffee, but I didn't smell coffee in this at all. It also states it has patchouli in it (another scent I despise), but i can't smell that either. So despite it containing two scents i hate, i love it. It's more of an evening scent for me personally just because it's kind of heavy. It lasts on the skin for a really long time too. Overall I would give it a 8 out of 10, just because i can't wear it day to night, but that's just me. It may work as an all day perfume for you!

<3 Julie

Saturday, August 29, 2015

BECCA CHAMPAGNE POP

Well there should be no surprise that I broke my "No Buy July" immediately with this purchase. I mean it's a Becca highlighter created by Jaclyn Hill, I had to! I am so beyond glad I did too. I have worn it every day since i got it. So long Moonstone, goodbye Soft and Gentle, adios Lightscapade. This girl only has eyes for Champagne Pop! 

I really don't even have words to describe this highlighter. Well, maybe I have five...It Will Change Your Life!

Okay, so maybe not technically change your life but it will change your makeup life! I have not gone one day without wearing Champagne Pop! Seriously, I could be bumming it around the house with no makeup on, but I will put this on. Just because it makes me feel better when I catch a glimpse of my sloppy self in the mirror. 

Did you get your hands on it yet? Curious to know what your thoughts are if you have it.





<3 Julie

Friday, August 21, 2015

IPSY JULY 2015

I'm pretty late getting this post up, but we have moved for the second time this year with another pending move happening as soon as possible. So please please forgive me. My August Ipsy bag should be here any day now. You can look forward to a more timely review on that one.




(Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer::Ofra Bliss eyeshadow/highlighter)


I honestly thought this was one of the better bags in recent months. The Tarte bronzer is something everyone raves about and I just haven't ever tried. It's a bit sparkly for me, but I'm definitely going to rock it! 

I'm super pissed about getting tweezers. Not because I hate tweezers or anything, but because I just went out and spent money on two pairs of tweezers because I always lose mine. However, with that said. I always lose mine, so I'm sure these will get used at some point.

The Ofra eyeshadow/highlighter surprisingly had really nice pigmentation. I probably won't use it as an eyeshadow as I prefer cool tones for my skin/eyes. I will use it though for a highlighter! It kind of reminds me of the Becca Champagne Pop.

The other two products I haven't used yet. I can't really get excited over a lip balm or a sunscreen. I'm sure I'll try them eventually and I might update this post to reflect my thoughts.


<3 Julie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

INFLUENSTER DOVE ADVANCED CARE VOXBOX*

I was given the opportunity to review the Dove Advanced Care deodorant thanks to Influenster. This was provided to me at no cost for review. 


Obviously, the first thing I noticed about this product was the scent. I mean I think a majority of women out there have a love for coconut! I personally l-o-v-e the scent of coconut, but I hate the taste. So seeing as how you don't eat deodorant, I'm a fan! Okay, so seriously though, I really did like this deodorant. I don't think it is the strongest, best deodorant there is, but it's pretty nice. The scent is awesome! The lasting time I would say is average. It doesn't leave white marks on my clothing (your girl here loves black). So overall, I would give it a strong 7 out of 10 stars. 

If you don't sweat a lot, or have a lot of odor...then this will probably work great for you. If you're like me though, you may want to only use this on days when you are lounging around the house or don't have tons to do that day. 


<3 Julie
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