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August Sephora Play!

I am extremely happy with this month’s Sephora Play box. I feel like the subscription just got better and I got products in my shade. They actually took my skin tone in mind and chose a perfect match. this leads me to believe that Sephora Play is getting more personalized or at least they are looking at what you put as your skin tone to give you a decent match when they send out foundation or concealer samples. The theme this month is The Innovators, but I don’t think that any of the stuff that I got is really cutting edge beauty. I would just say that they are popular brands.

Apparently, the brand Makeup Geek is very upset that Sephora used that phrase on their bags. I guess, they weren’t really thinking, now were they? I didn’t even think of that brand though, when I saw the bag. I mean, it’s just a saying. Maybe they should have said Makeup Junkie. I don’t know people get so worked up over these things.

BeautyBlender Micro.Mini for $9

I’m happy to give this mini sponge a try. I’ll probably use it to bake under my eyes. Honestly though, I could have done without it. I’m not crazy about Beautyblenders. I bought one in the beginning, but I wasn’t really impressed. It fell apart on me by month 3 and I didn’t want to spend a twenty to get another. I will use this for my concealer and baking under my eyes though. It might be very useful for that or be too small and be a pain. I’m happy to try it though. Also, this little sponge almost makes up for the whole value of this box. That’s one expensive sponge!

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Shell, 0.04 oz for $7.66

I am so exited to try the new Hourglass foundation stick. It has been years since I have used a foundation stick. Like 10 years ago long. This seems to be a really good color match for when I lose my summer tan. I only tanned a couple of shades from being outside so much this summer with Dean. I’ll probably be more tan next year when he can last longer in the sun. Although, there is not a ton of product in here, it is enough to try and see if I would like to purchase it as I am in the market for a foundation. Although, the full size of this is only a quarter of an ounce.

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue 1.5 ml for $2.28

This perfume isn’t sweet enough for my taste, but I will use up the sample. I wouldn’t purchase it though. I wish I got the Kat Von D ones, but it’s a free sample.

Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Creme in Light 3 Warm, 0.065 oz for $7.59

I have two concealers opened right now, so I’m not going to open this one until I use up my Nars one. I use my Nars one during the work week and my Smashbox one on the weekend. I haven’t worn any eye makeup for the past two weeks. I just haven’t felt like it, since we’ve been going swimming a lot. I’m happy that I got this concealer, because I want to try something that is fuller coverage. What I have doesn’t cover my veins under my eyes. Hopefully, I’ll be able to crack into this early next year.

Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist, 1.4 fl for $9

hair

I am always willing to try something to give my fine, limp hair some volume without weighing it down or making it look greasy. It says you have to blow dry after using it. If it doesn’t work without blow drying, then I’ll just use this to smooth my flyaways when I’m doing a bun or ponytail. I haven’t found anything that works to give my hair volume yet. I will be so happy if it works. I only blow dry my hair in the Winter time. Maybe, I’ll save it for then and give it the old college try.

Lancer The Method: Polish, 0.5 oz for $5.93 (based on the 8 oz)

face

The pamphlet states that this contains pumpkin! I love pumpkin! I want to try pumpkin everything. This sounds similar to the PTR pumpkin enzyme mask. I cannot wait to try it. I’ll currently using a Biore exfoliater in my shower right now, but when that’s done, I will use this one. I cannot wait to see if it smells like pumpkin pie. It is really expensive though. I don’t think I would ever purchase this. I’m more liking to get the PTR, but since they are not cruelty free, I need to find other options.

The total value of my box is $41.46 including the perfume sample. That is 4 times the value! I am so happy with this price point and the items seem more generous this time around as well. I am keeping this subscription for sure. I want to try a face mask subscription. Does anyone know any good ones?

Also, I’ve been deleting pictures off of my blog again. I try to delete old pictures and usually nothing from this year. WordPress doesn’t give you a whole lot of free space. Next year, I’ll probably will deleted everything older than 2017 besides my animal pictures. I use those a lot.

With Love,

Selena

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Tophatter Auction Site Review*

Hello Beauties!

I have teamed up with the auction site Tophatter to bring you this post. Now, you are probably wondering what Tophatter is. Tophattter is an auction site that is SO much better than Ebay. Tophatter’s site is fast, fun, and reliable. The pace of the auctions are really quick. If you don’t bid in 90 seconds, than the auction is over and you win. There is an amazing high feeling when you win something that you really wanted for less than half of what you would have paid for it at Sephora. Tophatter has a lot of jewlry and tech auctions, but if you wait patiently, you can find great items like Coach purses, popular makeup brands, and the latest fashions. After using this site twice, I will definitely be coming back to this site. I want to buy some kitchen cutlery and a slogan shirt.

Tophatter is so much better than Ebay, because you are guaranteed your satisfaction. The seller cannot send you cheap, fake stuff, if they were showing a brand new Coach purse and labeled it as such. Sellers who lie, quickly are kicked off of the site and you are guaranteed your money back. You really have nothing to lose for trying this site out.

I received two $10 credits towards two different purchases of $11 or more. The first thing that caught my eye was a Tarte pallet auction. It was a really fun bid starting at $3 and I had fun going back and forth with this one girl. She finally gave up and I snagged this pallet for $15 dollars including shipping, due to the credit, I only paid $5. A great deal for a really expensive pallet! I didn’t swatch anything, because I’m going to be giving this pallet to D next time I see her. I already have my Smashbox and I’m going to get the Too Faced Sweet Peach one. This one won’t get any love. It’s a nice basic pallet and I’m sure D will love it. I love you D and I appreciate everything you do for me and Dean. This is yours when I see you next!
My other purchase was for the Lior Gold Caviar Anti-aging Expert, Age Response Wrinkle Remover, which is just a really fancy serum. This retails for $625 and I bought it for $11 including shipping. I was the only one who bid on it, so I won it and only spent $1 out of pocket due to the $10 credit. Not a bad haul for $6 dollars.
I have my own unique code to share with you guys, if you want to try the site out. Since wordpress doesn’t like referral links, I will share my unique code instead. When you sign up, just add my code in the field: a6967c. You can always email me for my referral link if you would prefer to use that instead. Also, for using my link, you will receive a $10 buyer credit to apply to your first purchase of $11 or more and when you make your first $11 or more purchase, I’ll receive a $10 credit as well. We all win with this deal. So, why not try it out? You have nothing to lose and you’ll get a $10 credit if you use my code!
With Love,
Selena
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