This is a haul that I have been accumulating for awhile. Most of this was bought in August, but some was bought towards the end of July. I am really trying to use and test products before I discuss them on the blog as I find that to be the most useful way to talk about everything I get, even if that means I am a bit behind everyone.
Without further ado, let's jump in!
The formula on these is great and lasts for a bit over a week on me without chipping (using no base coat and my Seche Vite top coat). I got Pardon My French in my Birchbox in June and that is what inspired me to pick up the rest of the collection.
Unfortunately, I am not having great results making this blush last. I put it on in the morning and go to work and I find whether I use a primer or not it is gone by lunch time.
If you are the type of person to bring your face with you to do touch ups during the day then I would recommend this blush. It is very blendable and looks natural on the face.
If you do not bring your face with you like me then you may want to steer clear of this as it just does not seem to last (I tried every primer I own which is about 6 different products all by different companies and none seemed to help it stay any longer).
This is a beautiful shimmery bronze tone that blends well onto the lids. I would definitely use a primer with this as if you do not it will crease on you. With a primer it lasts all day and looks stunning.
I am very impressed with this and plan to get more shades.
Precious Metals quad for awhile and decided to pick it up while I was at CVS.
If you look at the picture above the swatches are the colors in order left to right, in the picture to the left they are top to bottom.
I love mixing the two middle shades for all over my lid then using the darker bronze all the way to the left for the crease/outer corner.
Photoready in Flushed out.
The formula goes on smooth and lasts almost all day with and without a primer.
#60 Petal Rebel which is a pretty sheer pink.
This goes on smoothly and looks very light, but pretty on my lips. It does not have too much shimmer, but looks healthy and has a bit of sheen on my lips.
Lavanila Deodorant got mixed reviews on Sephora's website, but I decided to try it anyway.
The product did not make me itchy at all, but the scent did not mix well with my body's natural odors AT ALL.
I felt so smelly by the end of the day (J said I did not smell bad). It was not necessarily a bad smell, but not a good smell either.
I would like to try this again, but maybe a different scent.
Lancome's Hypnose Star mascara. At that time I had so many new ones to try that I kind of overlooked this one.
Then I started using it a few weeks back and fell in love so I bought it. I love that I got the Alber Elbaz designed one too as it is so unique.
Gentle shampoo is hydrating while the Super Rich conditioner makes my hair smooth and sleek.
The Hydra Life from Dior is an eye creme I can get behind. It does not look patchy or settle into the lines around my eyes. I will probably purchase the full size of this.
The Agave Oil Treatment is an amazing product. It makes my hair so silky and manageable. Love this!
Marc Jacobs eyeliner in black. This is a gel crayon and goes on so smoothly.
I swatched this on my hand and then a minute later tried to wipe it off and it would not budge. I actually had to use eye makeup remover to get it off (not even make up remover towelettes would get it to move!).
I am very impressed with the quality of this product and will purchase the full size.
I also got this sample bag of products for being a VIB.
The Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer I have always wanted to try, but never tried before. I actually really love this and have been using it everyday that I do not use my Benefit foundation.
The POREfessional I am not a huge fan of I gave this sample to my Mom to see if she has any more luck with it.
Sephora's age defy moisture cream is a nice light moisturizer. It is not my favorite, but it does work nicely.
The L'Occitane Cleansing and Softening Shower Oil smells amazing and leaves that nice scent on my skin for awhile. It is hydrating too. This is definitely going on my wishlist.
I liked the scent on the Hanae Mori HM perfume, but did not love it. It is nothing I will rush out to purchase, but is nice to use every once in awhile.
The Boscia Luminizing Black Mask I plan to use this week so I am not sure how my skin will react. It seems to have very mixed reviews online.
The shade it came in is Maverick which does have a bit of shimmer and is a darker color, but it should work great in the Fall/Winter.
The color is a nice dark grey with a gold glitter in it.
Apricot shade so I gave the unopened one to my Mom to try out.
It is a pretty nude melon color that looks beautiful on the lips and is a subtle touch of color with a nice sheen.
disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the company's whose products I am reviewing/mentioning here. All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are my own.