July 19, 2016

Hello Beauties,

I've finally became one of the exclusive, V.I.P members of Play! by Sephora!!!!!  I was on the wait list for months.  I would get an email saying that a spot has opened up and everyone had better get out my way because I was determined to get that spot, only to be sadly disappointed when the spot was already filled!!!!!!!! WTF!

One gorgeous and fabulous day, I was chosen again and this time, I was fast enough to grab that spot; the confirmation email I held in my hand like a trophy.  My life is complete. I wanted to blog about each sub separately, but I thought, why not do a subscription battle every month instead.  If you follow me, (please do and I will forever love you) you would know that I tried out another beauty subscription, BirchBox, which left me unimpressed. Check out that post here.  I received items that I could never see myself using, so I quickly unsubscribed.

Ipsy, has been my fav, and forever will be.  I don't think I'll ever want to  get rid of a monthly gift that supplies me with makeup!  Now, I have another monthly gift that I'm bound to love.  If only I could get rid of the other gift :)

Alright, now that I'm done being dramatic, let's see what I got this in the first edition of BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION WARS!

Ipsy July Glam Bag

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I received six items this month, one of which I used points to redeem for free and of course a fabulous bag!

Mellow Baked Eye shadow (Plum) $8.00  & .em waterliner intense color eye liner by Michelle Phan $18

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Mellow Eye Shadow

  • Love the color (purple is my favorite)
  • Smooth and Silky feel
  • Great color pay off
  • Vegan, Cruelty-Free & Paraben-Free

.em Intense Liner (points redeemed)

  • Just a simple liner
  • Smooth application

Mellow Baked Eye shadow (Plum)

.em Waterliner Intense color eye liner

 

Delectable Hand Cream (Lemon & Cream) $5.50-$14.00

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  • Smells yummy, you might chew your hand off
  • Available at target.com in various sizes and as sets
  • Leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth and did I mention smelling delicious!

Delectable Hand Cream

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer $32 & Luxie Small Angle Brush #215 $10

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Too Faced Hangover

  • Light Fragrance
  • Prepares face for makeup application
  • Doesn't have that silicon feel; feels like a lotion

Luxie Angle Brush

  • Travel Friendly
  • Soft Bristles
  • Vegan & Cruelty-Free

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

Luxie Small Angle Brush #215

 

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OFRA Lip liner (Maya) $13

  • Easy to apply
  • Great staying power

OFRA lip liner (Maya)

Play! by Sephora July Box

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On to the products I received from Play! by Sephora.  There are two items, one of which I'm sure I will not use, and the other is up in the air because I don't know what I can use it for.  I'll give more details below.

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OUAI Wave Spray $26

  • Free of Parabens
  • No animal testing
  • Use for "effortlessly chic, undone hair" (ouai.com)
  • I personally will not use this product (Locs)

Ouai Wave Spray

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Benefit Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer $28, First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser $5.50-$28 (1.0oz-8.0oz)  & Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer $36

Dew The Hoola Bronzer

  • Soft-matte finish
  • Blends Seamlessly
  • Signature Hoola-la! scent (It smells amazing!)
  • May be to light for me; not sure what else I can use it for (benefit.com)

Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

  • Safe for sensitive skin
  • Parfume- Free
  • No parabens, harsh chemicals, or colorants

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

  • Light-weight & Silky
  • Paraben-Free
  • Already have this, and I love it!

SmashBox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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Nest Fragrances (Citrine) $68

  • Flowery scent
  • Notes of Lemon blossom, lotus flower, freesta, and more

Nest Fragrance (Citrine)

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Blotterazzi $20

  • Re-usable
  • Washable
  • Good for Blotting and touching up make-up
  • Makers of the Beauty Blender

Blotterazzi

And there you have it! The first edition of Beauty Subscription Wars!  Which monthly subscription was your fav for this month?  What can I use that bronzer for??  I can't wait to here from you guys!

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