Jonathan Adler Clinique Gift with Purchase for 2017

It’s Clinique Bonus Time! I just got my Jonathan Adler Clinique Gift with Purchase from Elder-Beerman and I absolutely love it! I ordered this online and the gift came separate. I purchases the Jonathan Adler: Chic Colour Kit for $39 to get this gift. The deal for this gift is: Receive a free Clinique 7-pc. gift with your Clinique purchase of $28 or more. Plus, receive a bonus gift with your Clinique purchase or $55 or more.


Here’s what I got:

  • Jonathan Adler Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Punch Pop (you can also choose Plum Pop).
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, 1-oz.
  • Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, 1-oz.
  • Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent, 2-oz.
  • High Impact Mascara
  • Superbalanced Foundation – Silk Ivory (you can also choose Silk Canvas, Silk Suede or Silk Sable)
  • Jonathan Adler Cosmetics Bag

I have to say that I really love the Jonathan Adler aqua, white and purple design. It’s so pretty and I’m thrilled with this gift.

Check out my Jonathan Adler Clinique Gift with Purchase video reveal too!



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Sephora Play Box August 2017

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the August 2017 Sephora Play Box today. The Sephora Play Box costs $10/month and you have to sign up to get invited.

The theme this month is The Innovators and the bag says Make-Up Geek which I think is pretty cute!

Micro Mini Beauty Blender – This little green beauty blender is pretty darn cute! Price for 2: $18

Clinique HM Dual-Ended High Impact Masacara & Primo Duo – My favorite item in the August box is this mascara duo from Clinique! Price: $16

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick – I’m super excited to try this foundation stick. I got the Satin Finish Shell shade. Full-Sized Price: $46

KORRES Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir Serum – This reminds me of something from Harry Potter! Can’t wait to try it. Full-Sized Price: $98

ALTERNA Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist – I am loving the smell of this hair product! Full-Sized Price: $30

Burberry My Burberry Black – This is a perfume sample. Full-Sized Price: $95

I’m giving this month a 10/10 for the Clinique Mascara and the Alterna Haircare product!

Check out my August 2017 Sephora Play Box video reveal!

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August 2017 Allure Beauty Box Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the August 2017 Allure Beauty Box today. The subscription is $15/month.

This month I got 5 beauty products and 1 make-up product and while i like getting make-up I have to say this was a pretty good month Here’s what I got.

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask –  I am super excited to try out this pink clay detox mask. It smells amazing! Full-Sized Price: $39

Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Black – I always love getting an eye pencil. This one is a nice soft black. Full-Sized Price: $21

Hey Honey I Peel Good! Biomimetic Peel Cream – I love the Hey Honey brand and I can’t wait to try this peel. Full-Sized Price: $65

Vichy Minéral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster – I love Vichy Mineral 89 and reviewed it here. This will make a great travel size. Full-Sized Price: $29.50

Skinfix Facial Cleansing Cloths – These cleansing cloths are 99% Natural. Full-Sized Price: $9.99 for 20.

Ouai Finishing Crème – On first try this Ouai finishing creme is pretty nice! Full-Sized Price: $24

I also created a video reveal for my August 2017 Allure Beauty Box!

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Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Review

I received a Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara in my August 2017 Glossybox and here’s the scoop on the new mascara from Lancôme.

What’s to love?

Monsieur Big is truly a volumizing mascara. I have the 01 Big Is The New Black Shade and I’m wondering if more shades are coming.

The formula is super smooth applies very evenly with the large furry wand. All I needed was one stroke for complete coverage. It did not flake or smudge and I got 8-hours of wear out of it. I never have any need to wear mascara for 24-hours but it claims to last that long! It uses “supple waxes and polymers to adhere immediately to lashes”.

I’m excited to be using a Lancôme product too. They were a favorite for me in the ’80’s and their products are very good quality. Monsieur Big is appropriately Made in France too.

You can see my video unboxing of the August 2017 Glossybox below!

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Backdoor Review

I absolutely love the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick and Amulet is one of my all time favorites but it’s getting low. However instead of replacing it I decided to try another Metallized shade for Fall. The shade I chose is called Backdoor and it’s a really nice bronzy shade.

Below is Backdoor on the left and Amulet on the right. Backdoor is a bit more bronzy than Amulet and both have a Metallized finish.

What’s to love?

The Urban Decay Vice Lipstick feels so luxurious to me. It goes on smooth and has amazing lasting power. The pigmentation is also amazing and people always ask me what brand I’m wearing when I go out in it.

I love this shade for Fall, it goes with everything and looks so pretty.


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Beauty Infusion Charcoal & Probiotics Cleansing Clay Mask Review

I received a full-sized tube of the Beauty Infusion Charcoal & Probiotics Cleansing Clay Mask in my August Glossybox and it’s a nice charcoal mask.

What’s to love?

I am such a sucker for a good charcoal mask and the Beauty Infusion mask is really nice and it has a great price at $8. This one is boosted with powerful skin-balancing Probiotics.

The formula is a nice thick consistency that spread easily on my face. It dries to a hard clay that I washed off with warm water and a wash cloth. The mask works well at giving my face a nice smooth appearance too. It works well on my oily areas and pores too.

The only thing that I did notice was the scent. It has more of a floral scent than an earthy one and while not super strong I do prefer the earthy scents a bit more.

You can see my video unboxing of the August 2017 Glossybox below!

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Ipsy Glam Bag vs. Birchbox

Ipsy Glam Bag vs. Birchbox

First up I have to say that I am a big fan of both beauty boxes but a lot of people have been asking me which one they should try. With both boxes you get to fill out a beauty profile about your skin type and hair color so that the products you get are a better match for you.

Here’s the scoop on both.

Ipsy Glambag

Each month Ipsy give you a customized bag with 5 beauty products. I absolutely love getting the bag and I also like Ipsy’s creativity. I feel like they put a little art into each month and their selections are great. I’ve had Ipsy for over a year now and I’ve loved 12 out of 15 bags. Occasionally I get products that I can’t use so I gift them to a friend.

If you love trying new things and bag you should try Ipsy.

Cost: $10/month

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Ipsy: Dirty Little Secret, Tarte, Purlisse, Ciate, NYX, theBalm, Too Faced, Josie Maran, Lord & Berry, Dr. G, TONY MOLY, NudeStix, Trifle Cosmetics.


Birchbox comes in a colorful box each month and if you collect pretty boxes you’ll love them. Birchbox is more hit or miss for me. I usually really love their box or it’s kind of Meh. I have however gotten some high-end  products like GlamGlow, MAC and Bumble and bumble which is nice. I also tend to get a lot of hair products from Brichbox.

If you love a nice box and high-end brand names you should try Birchbox.

Cost: $10/month

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Birchbox: Coola, MAC, GlamGlow, MannaKadar Cosmetics, Stila, Skin Food, R+Co., Benefit, Dr. Brandt, Bumble and bumble, Vasanti, Beauty Protector.

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