Beauty Reviews, Estee Lauder, Marc Jacobs, Too Faced, Urban Decay

The Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip Set Is Perfect For Valentine’s Day!

Being a beauty addict I try to look for deals so that I can get the most beauty products for my money and I’ve found Value Sets to be one of the best ways to do this. I love shopping Sephora online and I did enroll in Sephora Flash to get free 2-day shipping for a year with no minimum purchase. I also get 3 free samples with every order.

Last week I ordered the new Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip. You get 5 lipsticks and a lip liner with this set in a cute pink lip shaped box with black confetti.

The box contained…

Here are the swatches from top to bottom.

Urban Decay, Too Faced, Buxom, Bite, Marc Jacobs, Estee Lauder.


I really feel like this set was a deal at $28 ($88.00 value). The Urban Decay Lipstick is a full-sized product and the other 4 lipsticks are nice large sized samples that gave me a chance to try brands that I had never used before like Marc Jacobs.

I also can’t wait to try the Estée Edit The Barest Contour lip Liner, it looks like a very creamy and soft liner which I love.

This set would also make a really nice Valentine’s Day gift, I may pick up another one for my mom!


Beauty Reviews, Estee Lauder

Estée Lauder Estée Edit Flash Photo Gloss Review

The Estée Edit Flash Photo Gloss is quite possibly the oddest and most beautiful product I have ever tested. I got this sample in my October Sephora Play box.

October 2016 Sephora Play Box Review

What’s to love?

First, I have to say that I really like Estée Lauder products, they were a staple for me in the 80’s. I loved their lipstick which was highly pigmented for the time.

However when I plucked the Estée Edit Flash Photo Gloss out of my Sephora box I was totally flummoxed as to what to do with this product! Was it a tooth whitener or a lip gloss? I also kept thinking that the box was Dr. Who Tardis blue…really? Maybe I just need more sleep.

Anyway it turns out that it’s “A high-tech, high-shine gloss with cool blue micro-pearls to help bring out the white in your smile.” Well ok! There’s also a blue Flash Photo sheer powder product that’s supposed to brighten your skin.

The color of this product really is a beautiful translucent white/blue pearlized shade that’s just mesmerizing. It’s supposed to smell of vanilla but mine was a bit weak on scent. Upon application it felt a bit sticky and looked like a glass-finish gloss. Not bad at all, just a clear gloss. I tried taking a selfie which looked bad in the bathroom light and I didn’t notice a huge improvement in my appearance but it may work better in natural light but it’s raining cats and dogs here today so natural light is not to be.

Overall I’m wondering if this is a passing fad or pure genius. Anyone else try these “blue” photo products. Do tell!

October 2016 Sephora Play Box Review