September Allure Beauty Box

Happy Monday!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I received my beauty box from Allure last week, here’s what was inside…

  1. Pur-lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Cleansing Milk This is a soap-free cleanser that removes dirt, oil and makeup. $36pur-lisse blue lotus cleansing milk, pur-lisse cleansing milk, Allure beauty box, Allure September 2016 beauty, Allure Beauty box
  2. Supergoop Shine on Lip Screen w/SPF 50 This is a clear, waterproof sunscreen that can be applied over your regular lip color to protect your lips from the sun. It lasts about 80 minutes. $22Supergoop Lip Screen, Supergoop, Allure Beauty, September 2016 Allure Beauty Box
  3. Eau Thermale Avene Physiolift Eyes This highly moisturizing smoothing eye treatment firms, plumps and smooths out fine lines around the eyes caused by aging. It also reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. $44Eau Thermale Avene Physiolift Eyes, Allure Beauty, September 2016 Allure Beauty Box, Allure Beauty
  4. Grande Primer Hydrating , plumping and strengthening lash conditioner…gives your lashes a boost and helps prevent breakage. $24.95GrandePrimer, September 2016 Allure Beauty Box, Allure Beauty
  5. Orly Breathable Treatment + Color  “Nourishing Nude” This rich color nail polish has a high shine finish and its creamy formula is free of DPB, toluene and formaldehyde. $8.99Orly Breathable Treatment + Color nail polish, "Nourishing Nude", Allure Beauty, September 2016 Allure Beauty Box, Allure Beauty Box
  6. BVLGARI Omnia Coral This fruity-floral scented fragrance blends tropical hibiscus and pomegranate. $82BVLGARI, BLVGARI OMNIA Coral, BVLGARI Perfume, Allure Beauty, Allure Beauty Box, September 2016 Allure Beauty Box

I already love the BVLGARI perfume. It’s the perfect mix of fruity and floral, it’s not at all too strong or overpowering. I hate when perfumes actually smell good but they’re so strong that they give me a headache. I also like the nail polish. I’ve been doing more neutral/nude colors lately so I’ll be using this color next time I get my nails done. As for the other products, I’m only excited to try the Grande Primer and the Physiolift.  I might test out the Pur-lisse cleanser and the Supergoop Lip Screen…later on…maybe, lol! So that’s it, I hope you all have a great week!

Melyssa      makeupandcurls82@gmail.com

 

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GlossyBox(Part 3)

GlossyBox, Glossy Box Subscription, December 2015 GlossyBox, Beauty Box SubscriptionI’m sure this box was from December based on the packaging. I’m currently using two of the products from this box, so let’s start with those….

  1. Oro Gold 24k Hand Cream/Full size $18-Contains shea butter to moisturize and soften hands. Currently carrying this in my bag for on-the-go use. It’s super creamy and smells amazing!Oro Gold hand cream, GlossyBox, Glossy Box subscription
  2. MTJ Cosmetics High Definition Mascara/Full size $21-It has a creamy formula and a unique wand that create lasting lashes. Loving it!MTJ High Definition Mascara, Mascara, GlossyBox
  3. Color Club Nail Polish in “Feverish/Full size $8.50-This is a deep red polish with hints of burgundy. Very pretty.GlossyBox, Glossy Box subscription, Color Club nail polish, 'Feverish"
  4. Flora-Py Floral Therapy Facial Sheet/Full size $8.00-This face mask is soaked in flower ingredients and essential oils, combining hydration and aromatherapy.GlossyBox, Glossy Box subscription, Flora-py face mask, Face masks
  5. GlossyBox in “GlossyBox Mauve”/Full size $11-GlossyBox’s pearl-infused aubergine eye shadow.GlossyBox, Glossy Box Subscription, Eye shadow, GlossyBox eye shadow, "Glossybox Mauve"

*This box came with a voucher for a complimentary beauty service at an Estee Lauder counter & a free 10-day supply of your perfect foundation.

So far I love Glossy Box! I also like how they include coupons and vouchers in their boxes. My September box should be here soon, can’t wait to see what’s in it!! Be sure to go back and check out my last two posts, August 2016 GlossyBox (Part 1) & GlossyBox(Part 2). Has anything in one of the three boxes peaked your interest?

Melyssa Estremera
makeupandcurls82@gmail.com

GlossyBox(Part 2)

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I’m not sure what month this box is from because it doesn’t say on the description card, I’m thinking May or June based off one of the coupons that was inside which expired in June. I have used one of the products from this box so I’ll start with that one.

  1. Rituals Cosmetics Shower Foam in T’AI CHI/Full size $15-This is a foaming shower gel that combines natural ingredients to hydrate and smooth the skin. I’ve used the whole bottle and it did leave my skin feeling really soft, it smells amazing and I loved the foam. GlossyBox, Beauty Box, Rituals Cosmetics, Rituals Cosmetics foaming shower gel in Tai Chi
  2. Versaspa Face Moisturizing Gradual Tanner/Full size $35-Hydrates the skin while creating a gorgeous glow. You’re supposed to use this daily to maintain tan and hydration.GlossyBox, Beauty Box, Glossy Box subscription, Versaspa, face moisturizing gradual tanner
  3. Nioxin System 1 Cleanser and Scalp Therapy Conditioner/Full size $49-Therapeutic cleanser/conditioner which balances moisture levels and helps hair appear thicker. Also removes oils and residue from the scalp.GlossyBox, Glossy Box subscription, Nioxin scalp therapy, Nioxin shampoo, Nioxin conditioner
  4. Talika Photo-Hydra Day/Full size $29-This moisturizer contains an amino acid that creates the effects of natural light on the skin.GlossyBox, Glossy Box subscription, Beauty Box, Talika Photo-Hydra Day, Talika Face moisturizer
  5. Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara/Full size $24-The customed designed wand separates, lifts and curls lashes for 12 hrs.GlossyBox, Glossy Box subscription, Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash, Benefit Cosmetics Mascara

*This box came with a special offer from Hello Fresh-$5 off your first 2 boxes at HelloFresh.com & a $5 off coupon from Ulta for Nioxin Night Density Rescue, although that one expired in June.

 

Melyssa Estremera
makeupandcurls82@gmail.com

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August 2016 GlossyBox (Part 1)

Hey guys!! Today I’m sharing the products from the August GlossyBox plus the two extra boxes I received. So because there are so many products I’m going to do this in three parts. For those of you who don’t know, GlossyBox is a monthly subscription beauty box for $21/month. August was my first box. I haven’t used any of the products from this first box yet.

  1. Wella Professionals Smoothing Oil/Full size $20-This is an oil spray for your hair with macadamia seed oil, avocado oil, and Vitamin E. It claims to reveal the beautiful reflections of natural or colored hair with a lightweight technology. You apply it to damp hair and again after styling for extra shine.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Wella Professionals, Oil reflections smoothing oil, Hair oil
  2. De Bruyere After Sun Lotion/Full size $12-This after sun milk is for calming, nourishing and protecting skin after sun exposure. It contains Monoi, which are coconut oil soaked flower petals.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, De Bruyere, After sun lotion Monoi
  3. Too Faced Mascara Melt off Cleansing Oil Waterproof Mascara Dissolver/Full size $17-Used to completely remove both waterproof and regular mascara. It’s gentle on your eyes and features both rice lipid and green tea extracts. You’re supposed to coat your lashes and leave it on for 60 seconds before wiping it away with a damp cloth or makeup wipe.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Too Faced, Mascara melt off cleaning oil waterproof mascara dissolver, mascara remover
  4. Invisibobble Originial-The Traceless Hair Ring/Full size $8.00-This is supposed to secure your hair tightly without leaving any kinks or knots.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Invisibobble, traceless hair ring
  5. Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait, Buttery Lip Cream/Full size $19-100% cruelty free and infused with cocoa butter, it’s supposed to plump your lips and keep them glowing with intensely pigmented color.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Trfle Cosmetics, Lip Parfait Buttery Lip Cream
  6. Borghese Face & Body Mud/Full size starting at $37-Evens skin tone and rids the skin of impurities. Contains Acqua Divita Complex which leaves skin feeling smooth and refreshed. *Receive 30% off your entire purchase at Borghese.com/GlossyBox using code: GBFANGO30 through Sept. 30, 2016August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Borghese body mud, Fango mud for face and body, face and body mud

 

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Melyssa Estremera
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July/August Favorites (late post)

I was so busy during July and last month with moving and starting school that I didn’t get a chance to share my monthly favorites. So, I’m going to do that now, better late than never I guess. I’ve mentioned a few of these products before so I’ll start with those and add the link so you can go back and check out the posts I mentioned them in…if you like.

  1. Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadows The three little palettes I have are “730 Skinlights”, “715 Precious Metals”, and “701 Wild Orchids”. I loved these when I first got them but for some reason I had stopped using them for a while. I fell in love with them all over again last month and bought a new one, “Skinlights”. They’re so easy to use! You can wear them alone or with matte shadows which is what I’ve been doing. “Skinlights” is my favorite out of the three. The shades in it create the perfect neutral, everyday looks!Revlon, Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadows, Wild Orchids, Skinlights, Precious Metals
  2. Colour Pop Ultra Satin Lip I bought two of these not too long ago, but this one has been my go-to over the summer. The name of the shade is “Frick N Frack”, it’s a nude color. I have been loving it! It’s not too much, but just enough…perfect for everyday. Pair it with the right liner and you’re good to go.
  3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit “Sun Dipped” I am OBSESSED with this, especially the shades “Bronzed” and “Tourmaline”! I could be wearing hardly any makeup and I’ll still reach for this highlighting palette. LOVE IT!
  4. Too Faced Primed Poreless Pure Oil Free Primer I’ve had this for a while and have used it here and there. I picked up another one and started using it regularly last month. It’s truly one of the best primers I’ve used. It’s oil free and for sensitive skin which is great for me. It’s lightweight and all of my foundations go on so smoothly over it. Too Faced Cosmetics, Primed Poreless Pure, Primer
  5. Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette in “Light to Medium” I bought this a few months back when I was getting more into highlighting and contouring. It was one of my bargain buys. It’s geared more towards women of color, I mean that’s the company’s thing but honestly anyone can use it(or any of their products).I’ve mainly just been using the contouring and sculpting shades. I’ve only used the highlight once. It’s easy to use and blends out very well.
  6. Benefit Cosmetics Triple Performing Facial Emulsion I bought this at Ulta over the summer because I needed a light moisturizer with sunscreen that I could wear on the beach and not end up looking like a grease ball. It’s oil free of course and it has SPF 15. It does well under makeup and I’ve found it to be a really good moisturizer. I love the light, fresh scent. I’m currently not using it but it was definitely my go-to moisturizer over the summer.
  7. Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Eyeliner Pencil I received this in the August Allure beauty box and it’s the only eyeliner I’ve been wearing since. It glides on so easily and it’s easy to smudge it out if you want to. I love it so much that I’m going to purchase another from the Cargo Cosmetics website! I’m so glad it was in my Allure box, precisely why I love beauty subscriptions!
  8. Becca Cosmetics Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector I’ve never purchased any Becca products before but I wanted to try something different. This primer is life!! You only need a very small amount and you just pat it onto the areas where you really need it, like the T-Zone. This stuff is amazing! It lasts all day, no touch ups needed. I wear it everyday, with or without makeup. This is something else I’ll be repurchasing and soon because I’m almost out.

So that’s all my favorites from July and August. I’ve already got a few favorites and must-haves for this month that I can’t wait to share!

Melyssa    makeupandcurls82@gmail.com

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation

I am obsessed with the Urban Decay waterproof, liquid foundation!! It came out a few months ago, maybe 2 or 3…I’m not sure but I first saw it on the snapchat of my favorite YouTuber, Nicole Guerriero. I waited a little bit before buying it because I wasn’t in desperate need of a new foundation and I wanted to see more reviews. Finally convinced that it would be perfect for me, I went ahead and picked it up about two weeks ago. Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation, Urban Decay

A little about it….it’s waterproof, longwear, full coverage, matte finish and oil free. I had a bit of trouble finding the right shade even though the girls at Sephora did a color match. I always have them do that before buying any foundation. I had to return the product twice and finally got the right shade on the third try. I was told the reason for that is because this foundation takes a little longer to dry and then oxidizes. So the correct shade for me is 6.5. The one before that was 7.0 and the first one I had was 7.75 which ended up being really orange. Because of my experience, my advice is for you to try it on first and wait for it to dry completely before choosing your shade. I mean, you can walk around Sephora/Ulta in the mean time looking at all the other things you want to try out and buy…can’t go wrong there lol!

This foundation is already a favorite for me. I wore it for the first time this past weekend and it’s amazing! It seriously lasted from around 9:30am to 1:00am(Yes I was hanging out, lol)! I got caught in the rain Friday night down in NC and it didn’t budge! I absolutely love it! The price is $40 and totally worth it for me. I will definitely be repurchasing.

Thanks for reading, Melyssa

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My Last Lip Monthly Bag: August

Hey guys, I know I’m late with this but I just got back from a mini-vacation and this is the first chance I’ve had to post. As some of you know I’ve been trying out different beauty subscriptions lately and Lip Monthly was one of them. I’m also currently a Lip Monthly affiliate so if you go back to my previous posts you’ll see their links/banners somewhere on the page. Last month I made the decision to end my subscription and affiliation with them. I’m just really not happy with the lip products they’ve been sending me. There’s only been a couple that I’ll actually use. A lot of the stuff they’ve sent me don’t match my skin tone at all and I end up giving most of it away. So, I’d much rather spend my time and or money receiving products and promoting for a company that I’m actually satisfied with.

The monthly subscription isn’t expensive at all and they always have discounts and promos going so you can get a certain amount of money off of your first bag, but I wouldn’t mind spending a few extra dollars on a subscription that I actually loved.

So I’ll show you what was in the August bag. I realize that just because I’m not happy with the subscription doesn’t mean other people aren’t or won’t be, but I will not be including a link/banner in this post. The banners in my previous Lip Monthly posts are currently still active and some of them I think offer discounts if you want to go back and check them out.

  1. Seraphine Lip/Cheek Gel-$20 This stuff didn’t work well on my lips but it seems like it might be good to use as a cheek stain. It’s way to red for me to use on my cheeks though.
  2. Hikari Cosmetics Dual Color Stick-$15 This is another lip/cheek combo. Not at all my shade, but I will  say that it goes on velvety smooth and blends very well.
  3. Manna Kadar Lip Crayon-$24 I might actually wear this one. It’s a very nice nude/neutral shade that goes well with my complexion. It says “LipLocked Priming Lip Wand” so I guess it’s some kind of primer as well.
  4. Lord & Berry Lip Liner-$10 I’m probably going to use this also. I love the color and I feel like it will go well with the Manna Kadar Lip Crayon. I have several other lipsticks that it will pair well with. It’s super pigmented and has a very easy and creamy application.

That’s it for the August Lip Monthly bag, my final one. If you’ve tried Lip Monthly , what are your thoughts? I’d love to know. Thanks for stopping by!

 

Melyssa

makeupandcurls82@gmail.com