Too Faced Dew You Fresh Glow Luminous Face Primer Review

I just picked up the new Too Faced Dew You Fresh Glow Luminous Face Primer and I am loving it! This is going to be my new Summer favorite.

The Dew You Face Primer comes in 3 shades: Radiant Pearl, Radiant Nude and Radiant Carmel. I have the pearl shade. It’s super translucent.

What I love about this product is that it’s super moisturizing and it smells like watermelon and cucumber.

As described, Dew You is completely weightless. I hate wearing heavy products in the Summer and this one feels so refreshing on my face. I also found that it works so well under my make-up. I am a huge fan of the It Bye Bye Under Eye Waterproof Concealer and when I apply this concealer over the Dew You it feels amazing! No more tugging under my eyes, it just glides right on.

I would call the Too Faced Dew You a fresh primer that makes my skin feel light and refreshed and I love that I get a little bit of glow without a hard shimmer. I truly do feel luminous!

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NEW Bath & Body Works Sea-Tox Review

Bath & Body Works has a new mermaid inspired line for Summer 2018 called Sea-Tox and one of the ingredients is seaweed.

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What’s to love?

First up I love the packaging. It’s green, white and pale pink with a mermaid motif. It’s a great pattern for Summer and I’m glad to see a packaging that I love.

The scent of the Sea-Tox products is light and fresh. It smells like the ocean with a very light hit of floral. To me the products are not very strongly scented.

Sea-Tox Products include:

  • Seaweed Body Cream (I really love the fresh scent)
  • Seaweed Body Lotion
  • Seaweed Hair Mist (I love how this feels on my hair, it’s light)
  • Sea Mineral All Over Mist
  • Sea Mineral Body Polish (I get great exfoliation with this body polish)
  • Sea Mineral Shimmer Gel (I love this gel, it’s not stick and smells so good)
  • Mer-mazing Face Sheet Mask
  • Sea Wave Hair Foam
  • Seaweed Clay Mask
  • Sea Salt Bath Soak
  • Sea Mineral Body Wash (this one is orange)

Bath & Body Works Haul – NEW Tropical Collection – Spring 2018

I just filmed my a video for the NEW Bath & Body Works Tropical collection.

They have a lot of cool new scents including:

  • Pink Lily & Bamboo
  • Waikiki Beach Coconut
  • Fresh Sea Salt Mango
  • Island White Sand

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And they have great new products like the:

  • Cooling Aloe Mist
  • Coconut Milk Body Butter
  • Cucumber Water All-Over Mist
  • At The Beach Shimmer Body Oil
  • Coffee Bean Body Scrub
  • Aloe Vera Body Butter

Check out these products in my Bath & Body Works Tropical Haul!

Bath & Body Works NEW Summer 2017 Shower Jelly Review

I picked up two of the brand new Bath & Body Works Summer 2017 Shower Jellies and they are really neat! Like the Shapeable Soap they come in:

  • Cabana Breeze – Blue and it smells like: Suntan lotion and a fresh cotton towel.
  • Poolside Pop – Pink and it smells like: Fruity drinks with umbrellas and sun-drenched afternoons.
  • Grapefruit Splash – Orange and it smells like: Electric sunsets and endless summers.
  • Liquid Sunshine – Green and it smells like: Sunny skies and the shade of a palm tree.
  • Pineapple Punch – Aqua and it smells like: Pineapple popsicles and pool floats.

What’s to love?

The Summer Shower Jelly has a gel-like texture and it’s infused with honey and shea butter extract which does make my skin soft.

It’s super easy to use the jelly, I just scoop a small amount in my hand and it lathers up like a soap and it’s pretty fun to play with! I love that these scents are so Summery and that they last after getting out of the shower too. I also like using these shower jellies as a hand soap in my bathroom! Everyone loves them.

Also be sure to check out my Summer 2017 Bath & Body Works Haul with the Shower Jelly.

Bath & Body Works NEW Shapeable Soap Review

I am so excited about the new Bath & Body Works Summer 2017 line which includes the  Shapeable Soap. The Shapeable Soap comes in 3 Summer scents and they had all 3 in my store. They include:

  • Cabana Breeze – Blue and it smells like: Suntan lotion and a fresh cotton towel.
  • Poolside Pop – Pink and it smells like: Fruity drinks with umbrellas and sun-drenched afternoons.
  • Liquid Sunshine – Green and it smells like: Sunny skies and the shade of a palm tree.

I have the blue Cabana Breeze and the green Liquid Sunshine.

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What’s to love?

The Shapeable Soap comes in an aerosol can (like shaving cream) and either squirts out in thin ribbons or a mound if you hold the can close to your hand.

The soap foam holds its shape really well and you can mold and play with it too. I am loving this product! It’s so fun to play with for adults and kids and it works great as soap too.

The scents are beautiful and light and they lingered on my hands which I liked and so far they are not irritating to my skin.

They are a bit pricey at $16.50 but they were having a Buy 3, Get 2 sale and I had a 20% off coupon so that brought the cost down.

I do love these so much that I want to buy the 3 other scents too, they are so much fun!

Also be sure to check out my Summer 2017 Bath & Body Works Haul with the Shapeable Soap and the Shower Jelly.

Julep Your Happy Look Pore-Minimizing Blush Review

I chose the Julep Your Happy Look Pore-Minimizing Blush as a “swap” item in my June Julep box and I am really impressed. This is my first experience with Julep make-up.

What’s to love?

First up the packaging is nice with a quality black compact that opens up to a square pan of product and good mirror. There is no brush with this one.

The blush comes in 4 shades: Peach Bellini, Petal Pink, Clover Pink and Rosewood. I have the Clover Pink.

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I’ve been using this Pore-Minimizing Blush now for about a week and I love it. The formula looks amazing on my over 40 skin. It gives me a beautiful sheer glowy look that does seem to minimize my pores (it is a mineral-based blush). I like this blush equally as much as the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Blush.

The muted pink with a light gold undertone looks great on my fair complexion and I can build on it with a little highlighter if I want. I would definitely place this as a higher end blush.

Now I can’t wait for July and I want to try more Julep make-up products!

Retail Price: $24, $19.20 Maven

Also be sure to check out my June Julep Unboxing video with the  Your Happy Look Pore-Minimizing Blush!

June 2017 Julep Box Review

June is my first Julep Box and I’m pretty exited about it. When I subscribed to Julep I got the 12 Rainbow Piece Polish Set for free and I love it! I also signed up for 3 months at $19.95 per month for the subscription box.

The June box is called “Bask in the Heat” I along with my 3 box selections I also chose to add 3 additional nail polishes for $9.99.

The way Julep works is they pick 3 products as part of your subscription and then you have about 4 days to “swap” out these selection which I did.

You also earn Jules that you can use to purchase more products!

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Here’s what I got in my Box…

I got 2 nail polishes in Jaydra and Elsie. I also got the Your Happy Look – Clover Pink blush which I can’t to try out!

I also got the Fruit Stand Fiesta Mystery Trio which included Lori, Summer and Christa.

Finally I got a Free Polish with $10+ purchase coupon and an Atomic Fire Ball candy which I thought was cute.

Overall I’m really happy being a Julep Maven so far!

Also be sure to check out my June 2017 Julep Box Unboxing video.

My 5 Favorite SPF Products For Summer (so far!)

As Summer is starting to roll in I’ve got my SPF arsenal ready for the sun. So far I’ve been relying on to protect my face from those UV rays.

I’m starting to lean towards more organic sun protectors this year too.

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Coola Make-Up Setting Spray SPF 30 – This 70% certified organic spray feels very light weight on my face and works well with my make-up. I love having that extra protection in a spray. It’s also free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ – This has become my go-to, must-have skin product lately. It gives my skin a flawless finish and protects with SPF 50+. I also really love the citrus scent!

Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – I’ve been using Tarteguard on my hands and arms as well as my face. It’s Tarte’s first non-chemical sunscreen with active ingredients of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. It is free of Parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates and gluten.

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 – I really want to pick up the full-sized bottle of this sunscreen which is 20% Zinc Oxide. It’s also Cruelty-Free and they even have a blacklist of ingredients not in their products.

Revlon Kiss Lip Balm In Juicy Peach – I am loving this SPF 20 lip balm. It comes in Tropical Coconut, Fresh Strawberry, Sweet Cherry, Crisp Apple and Berry Burst and Sweet Cherry is my favorite! It feels soft without being greasy or sticky and it tastes and smells so good.

Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase Review

I am so excited that I got my Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase in the mail today.  This gift is available on the Clinique.com website.

I created a video review of the Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase Bag.

The Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase has 3 levels…

If you spend $28 you get:

  • All About Shadow Quad
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
  • Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer
  • Take the Day Off Makeup Remover
  • High Impact Mascara in Black
  • Pep-Start Eye Cream
  • Exclusive Cosmetics Bag

There are 2 color choices: Sunset Chic and Daytime Pretty. I got the Sunset Chic.

If you spend $50 you also get the Glow-Getters or Moisture Team set.

If you spend $50 you also get a free full size product.

Here is a photo of my Dreaming of Summer Sunset Chic bag.

I am really loving the purple shades in the eyeshadow palette. They are super pigmented and so beautiful!

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5 Beautiful Pink Lipstick Picks For Summer 2017!

I am so excited that Summer is coming and my favorite lipstick for those warm months is pink! So I decided to share 5 amazing pink lipsticks that I can’t wait to wear this Summer.

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The Pinks have it! From Left to Right…

It Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstic in Believe – This shade from It is a sheer/shimmer raisiny pink that looks translucent and pretty.

NYC Get It All Lipstick in PINKtastic – I love this creamy bright pink shade for a casual Summer look.

Urban Decay Vice Big Bang Lipstick – Big Bang is my favorite high end glittery pink shade! It reminds me of the 80’s and it looks amazing for day or night.

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstic in Berry Light Medium – This lipstick/lip balm hybrid has a light sugar/vanilla scent and looks very sheer.

e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Minx – This drug store pink is perfect for the beach! It’s a pretty cream and only costs $3.

I also swatched these pretty pink shades! From Left to Right…

  • Urban Decay in Big Bang
  • NYC in PINKtastic
  • Almay in Berry Light Medium
  • e.l.f. Moisturizing in Pink Minx
  • It Cosmetics Blurred Lines in Believe

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What is YOUR favorite pink shade for Summer?