Macy’s Beauty Box – August 2018

The Macy’s Beauty Box costs $15/month and I am loving the August Box! Here’s what I got:

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Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask – Full-Sized Price: $34

TonyMoly Master Lab Hyaluronic Sheet Mask – Price: $4

It Cosmetics Confidence In An Eye Cream – Full-Sized Price: $38

Lancome L’Absolu Lip Lacquer in #378 Be Unique – Full-Sized Price: $34

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray – Full-Sized Price: $32

Juicy Couture Our perfume sample. I also got a cool iridescent plastic make-up bag.

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Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

I love the Origins line and the Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash and just picked up another tube! I had reviewed this product last year and I am still a huge fan.

First up I like the updated packaging, it looks clean and artsy. The product itself is one of my favorite staples and at $23 for 5.0 Fl.Oz. it’s a deal as it lasts me about 6 months. I like to mix this in my weekly routine.

It has Broad Leaf Kelp Extract, Wheat Protein and Tourmaline which discourages excess oil production and I find that it works when my face is feeling greasy.

When Tourmaline crystals warm, as they do when rubbed onto the skin, they become positively charged at one end and negatively charged on the other. These energizing crystals are said to be effective at detoxifying and brightening skin while helping improve its vitality.

The scent is Bergamot, Spearmint and Lavender which smells amazing.

February 2017 Sephora Play Box Review

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

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I am super excited about the February 2017 Sephora Play Box. I feel like I got 5 great products this month and the pink satin “Smitten” bag is so cute. The theme for this month is The Soft Side.

The one product that was a bust for me was the Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy.

Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy in Milkshake – I tried this lip injection formula in my video over my lipstick and right after I stopped filming my video it started to burn my lips, I think maybe I was spared more burning because I was wearing lipstick as a barrier. This was a bit concerning and I’m not alone. I looked on the Sephora page reviews and there are dozens of people who had the same reaction. It didn’t tingle, it burned! Full Sized Price: $22.00

Sephora LashCraft Length + Volume Mascara – I always love getting a mascara sample in my beauty boxes. I have not yet tried the Sephora LashCraft and I’m excited to test it out. Full Sized Price: $12.00

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer – Pep-Start is a new line from Clinique. This is a matte moisturizer that is supposed to “blur” imperfections. It has zero scent and I’m interested in trying it out. Full Sized Price: $29.50

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream – I love the Origins GinZing line but I’ve never tried the eye cream which looks really nice. Full Sized Price: $30.00

Bite Multistick in Cashew – This is an interesting product in that you can use it on your eyes, lips, and cheeks. It do feel like it’s a bit dark for my eyes and cheeks but it’s a pretty color for lips. Full Sized Price: $24.00

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino – I’m never that excited about perfume but this one smells nice and it’s pricey! Full Sized Price: $225.00

Also if you’re interested in seeing the video reveal…here you go!

 

Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash Review

I am a huge fan of the Origins line and the Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash is one of my favorites in the shower. I use it when my face feels oily because it has Broad Leaf Kelp Extract, Wheat Protein and Tourmaline which is supposed to reduce oil production and I think it does for me.

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What’s to love?

When my face is feeling on the oily side I grab Checks and Balances. It’s got a very light scent that includes Bergamot, Spearmint and Lavender which I love. To me it has such an earthy scent, which is one of the reasons that I love the Origins line.

The face wash is white with a beautiful iridescent shine and it really is frothy and light. It feels amazing and smooth on my face and lathers into a thin cream. I also love that it leaves zero reside on my face when I rinse it off and I get that squeaky clean feeling without feeling dry.

I used to use Origins a lot  and I feel like I’m adding more Origins products into my daily routine now. I feel like Origins gives me a great product for the price too. It’s a high-end product but very affordable.

Price: $22 for 5.0 fl. oz.

Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer Review

I am a huge fan of Origins and the GinZing line is a favorite of mine.

What’s to love!

The GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer is one of the favorites in my moisturizing collection. I use it when my skin is feeling dry and worn out. The smell is amazing. I could actually carry this product around and just sniff it all day. It has a light orange scent with a touch of “earthy”. It reminds me of Summer!

GinZin can be used for any skin type. I have a very oily T-zone with flakey areas on my forehead and this product tames both. I also use it on my hands when they are feeling dry.

The oil free formula contains Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean (two of my favorites).