March 2017 Play by Sephora

Happy Sunday to you! What are you up to today? Later, Chris and I are attending a fundraiser to send a girl to Christian camp this summer. Super excited for her, but still not feeling the greatest. Something is going on with the ol’ intestines that I just can’t seem to shake. Gotta love Crohn’s. Never know what you’re going to feel like.

Josie Maran Surreal Skin Finishing Argan Finishing Balm- The Surreal Deal!
So I probably should have read the directions better on this little jar. I thought that, much like most Finishing Balms I have used in the past, one can use it as a primer and then a second time as a finisher. I love multi-tasking products! Unfortunately, for me, when using liquid foundation over the balm, it doesn’t melt into my skin with a damp beauty blender. It streaks, leaves uneven areas, etc. Then, I went onto and noticed that using it on the high points of the face, that one will have more success. Under mineral based makeup, you will have a ton of success. Don’t be like me and use liquids!

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Big Bang- Swipe and Sparkle!
Inside this cute little tube was an amazing amount of pink glitter hiding. Unfortunately, the glitter didn’t show up on my lips. I tried all different ways too. Just primer, with lipliner, over another lipstick, etc. The formula is creamy, but doesn’t last like my Mac Cosmetics lippies. I think that I will have to try some others from the line first, before truly ruling this out. For now, it’s a nope.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal- Public Display of Perfection!
I wouldn’t classify this color as opal. To me, opal should be free of hints of gold. There is a pinky effect, but not silvery pink. It is more pinky gold on my pale complexion. No worries at all, because I am keeping this cutie for when we are out on the boat and not willing to use foundation. Mix with a little SPF and you’re good to go in the hot sun! Will I repurchase once the tube is empty? Probably not. Liquid highlighters just don’t work on this oil slick.

Atelier Cologne Clementine California- Divine Clementine!
Scent samples are always welcomed, despite preferring essential oils that are going to make an impact on my quest for a healthier living. Citrus oils are some of my favorite! This cologne rocks! It has so many different levels to it. It is bright. It is sweet. It is peppery. I could even see Chris being able to wear this one. Below are the notes, which I do have many of these essential oils. I think I am going to recreate this one in the diffuser later!
Clementine, Mandarin, Juniper Berries, Star Anise, Sichuan Pepper, Basilica, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Cypress.

GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer
To use, one can apply over or under foundation. I am just not having any luck lately when I put anything other than powder over foundation. Foundation, as well as concealer started to move. Blame it on the weather, but we were having a beautiful Saturday that called for a mid-afternoon nap! Once I woke up, my makeup looked EXACTLY like when I feel asleep, but with some oil in the T Zone. Normally, I have no issues bouncing a damp beauty blender all over before some touch up powder, but I had to really swipe everywhere to get an even look again. I think that if you are going to use this moisturizer, you need to stear towards mineral or powder foundation instead.

Verb Ghost Oil
            I wear HotHeads Extensions and only add oil to my ends after my hair is completely dry and styled. This oil is so much of a “ghost” that I didn’t notice hydration, like most oils. It just sunk in! I think that natural hair is a better way of testing to see how it react with my tresses. I am saving the rest of this little guy for when I am not wearing extensions, to see what my natural thinks of it.

Overall, I think that for $10/mon Sephora has done a great job with this subscription service. I do feel that it was paired with me perfectly. My favorite has to be that perfume. No wait, the Becca Skin Perfector. Ugh. I really cannot decide. I think it is because the lake is starting rise, and I am just to dang excited to get back out on the boat.

Whatever algorithms Sephora is using, they need to keep that Software Developer happy! I will continue receiving these each month. But, I always wonder, how can they make it even better next month? What did you get this month?

Looking forward to April!


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