Wednesday, August 16, 2017

POPSUGAR Must Have Box August 2017



This month PopSugar is celebrating their 5th Anniversary and they so kindly sent me a box.

If you are not familiar with Popsugar Must Have box; it is a monthly subscription for $39.95 and you get over $100 dollars worth of merchandise.

I love getting their curated monthly boxes when I am luckily enough to receive them!!

The boxes have a little bit of everything and it is always a fun surprise to see what you get.

Now let's take a look at what comes in the August 2017 box.



First Aid Beauty - $38.00

This 5 in 1 Bouncy mask helps nourish you face and make it your skin look brighter a firmer.


Fringe Studio Journal- $16.00

Not only is this a pretty note book but this rose gold version has a chic ribbon so you can easily open up and start writing where you left off.


Dogeared Friendship bracelet - $34.00

This little open heart friendship bracelet would be a great gift to show a friend how they are appreciated and how much you care.


SHOPTIQUES.COM $25.00 Gift Card

PASTEL - Cheers lacquered tray-$28.00 & Goodie Girl Cookies- $2.95


MERI MERI- $7.50

Look at these awesome glitter and white candles!! 
I mean what girl do you wouldn't love these birthday candles.


So the grand total for this month is $151.45 worth of awesome goodies!!

Pretty AMAZING right!!!

Happy Birthday to POPSUGAR!! 

Plus use code: PARTY for $10.00 off and you can receive this amazing August box for only $29.95!!!

Click here to get yours.

Not an affiliate code just a great code to save you money!!

XOXO,

Vicki 


Monday, August 14, 2017

Nars Velvet Lip Glide Set / Ulta Exclusive



Wow it has been a crazy and fun summer between family vacations, Phamexpo, Cosmoprof North America and Gen Beauty San Francisco.

Now it is back to school for the kids and time for mama to pick things up a bit.

I hadn't been to Ulta in a few weeks ( yes that is along time for me ) and I had a $15.00 off a $50.00 purchase, and it could be used on prestige brands.

So I had to go get something, right?





Rapture, Night Together, Californiacation, Immoral, Staying Alive, Burning Love



This new Nars Velvet lip set wasn't even on my radar but as I was checking out it was displayed between the registers of all places.

I quickly put back another lip color I was going to buy and grabbed this set immediately.

I mean when do we ever get Nars on sale; It is a Ulta exclusive, plus it has all new colors.

Love the color assortment first off and the pigmentation is on point. 

These babies are hella saturated and they glide on the lips like a dream.  They feel like a super smooth gloss but these are a hybrid formulation between a lipgloss and lipstick.

At first they do have high shine but they dry down into a semi matte finish.

I got at least 6 hours of good wear with these.

You get 6 color for only $45.00 dollars and I did use my coupon so I got an even better deal.

I highly recommend you check these out if Nars is your jam, and if you like pigmented lip products.

Let me know if you will be picking these up or have tried them.



XOXO,

Vicki

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Balm Highlight 'N Con Tour Palette Review and Swatches





64Hz , 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz


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Today I bring you The Balm Highlight 'N Con Tour palette, it has been on the market for several months now but since this is an all in one palette; I think it is a good back to school makeup option.

Although this is marketed as a highlight and contour palette,  you can easily use it as eyeshadow, contour, bronzer and blush as well for a quick neutral look on the go.

The formulation is pretty good and the powders are easy to blend.

I love the cute names and themes that The Balm always comes out with on their products.

Retail is $36.00, which is a great deal but this brand is on haute look every few months and a few times a year they have a 50% sale on their website. 
Which is the time I usually buy from them, unless it is something I really want to try.

I think this palette is a good value overall and is a great palette.

Have you tried it yet? 


XOXO,

Vicki