PLAY! By SEPHORA Favorites

Hey guys! I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! My days seem to be running together now and I can hardly ever keep track of what day it is except for Sunday because that’s when all of my assignments are due, but during the week the struggle is REAL! Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite things from my monthly subscription to Sephora. Besides the Walmart beauty box which is seasonal, the only other beauty subscription I’ve kept is the one from Sephora.  You get to try out 5 samples and a bonus fragrance. Included in every box is a pass that adds 50 extra beauty insider points with any purchase….all for only $10 a month! I’ve received a total of 7 boxes and just picked out my absolute favorite products from about 3 of the boxes to share with you.

March 2017 

GLAMGLOW Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer “Nude Glow”-I love GLAMGLOW products so I was so happy to see this moisturizer in this month’s box. First off, it smells great! It provides just enough of an all over glow so that it looks completely natural. It definitely doesn’t give you that “BAM, in your face” highlighting effect, it’s more subtle but definitely noticeable. I highly recommend trying it out if you haven’t already! GLAMGLOW GlowStarter Moisturizer, GLAMGLOW, Sephora

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector-This is another product I was excited to get because I had been wanting to try it but I already have a ton of highlighters so I felt like I needed to use them up before buying anymore. This kinda gives the same effect as the previous product from GLAMGLOW except it’s just a little more noticeable and it can be mixed in with your moisturizer, primer, liquid foundation or you can wear it alone. I’ve mixed it in with my primer and it’s beautiful! Becca Cosmetics, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Sephora

January 2016

Clinique Almost Lipstick “Black Honey”-I’ve been wearing this on days when I don’t feel like wearing makeup but still want a little color on my lips and on light makeup days which I’ve been having a lot of lately. I just haven’t had time to sit down and do a full face so this product has been perfect for me. It’s lightweight, has a sheer finish and it’s moisturizing. It’s not an actual lipstick though, it’s a cross between lipstick and lip gloss so it’s definitely versatile and easy to apply.Clinique Almost Lipstick, Black Honey, Sephora

Tarte Frxxxtion Stick-This is one of the best exfoliators I’ve used. It’s not too harsh and my skin looked and felt smooth and refreshed after using it. It didn’t dry my face out like some other exfoliators tend to do. I still haven’t bought the full size but it’s on my list of things to get for my next trip to Sephora!Tarte Frxxxtion Stick, Tarte exfoliator, Sephora

December 2016

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara-If you like your lashes blacker than black and “curled up to Jesus” as Patrick Starr would say, then you should try this mascara! I don’t think I’ve ever tried any other product from Bobbi Brown and I’m very skeptical when trying out new mascara now because I’ve had more than a few fails over the past few months but, I really like this one. It darkens and lengthens my lashes making them appear fuller with zero clump! Yes, please!!Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Smokey Eye Mascara, Sephora

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain “Always Red”-I can’t even begin to explain to you how perfect the name of the shade of this lip stain is…it’s the reddest red ever!! It’s soooo gorgeous! I tried it on once and only wore it around the house, but that was enough for me to love it. You can put this stuff on and forget it about it, it’s ridiculously long-lasting and smudge proof. It has a matte finish but it’s moisturizing. Since I haven’t been wearing much makeup lately, I haven’t had a chance to wear it out yet but I’m just dying to!Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red, Sephora

November 2016

Cover FX Illuminating Primer-I mentioned this primer in my January Favorites and it’s so worthy of another mention! It’s the same deal as the GLAMGLOW moisturizer and the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. It can be worn alone or used as a base before applying foundation. Either way, the results are beautiful, natural looking glowing skin.Cover FX Illuminating Primer, Sephora

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Melyssa

Email: melyssa@makeupandcurls82.com

 

 

 

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Fall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box

Finally, Fall is here! It’s my favorite time of the year. I just feel like everything is better in Fall…weather, clothes, Starbucks and makeup!  My Walmart beauty box came at the beginning of October and I like this one better than the one that I got over the summer. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, when you subscribe you’ll receive a box every three months that contains products that are relevant to the season and your needs. You’ll only pay $5 every three months! So here’s what was inside the Fall 2016 box….

  1. Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies Nature's Bounty, Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies, Nature's Bounty Gummies, Vitamins, Health & Beauty, Fall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box
  2. Biore’ Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore StripsFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Biore' Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips, Walmart Beauty
  3. Clean & Clear Deep Action 60 Second Shower MaskClean & Clear Deep Action 60 Second Shower Mask, Fall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Walmart Beauty, Clean & Clear
  4. Vaseline Intensive Care, Advanced Repair LotionFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Walmart Beauty, Vaseline Intensive Care, Advanced Repair Body Lotion, Vaseline Body Lotion
  5. Dove Purely Pampering Sweet Cream and Peony Body WashFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Walmart Beauty, Dove, Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash, Dove Body Wash
  6. Village Naturals Therapy Aches & Pains Muscle Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath SoakFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Village Naturals Therapy, Mineral Bath Soak
  7. Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey Body LotionFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Burt's Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion
  8. Simple Micellar Cleansing WaterFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, Walmart

I’m really happy with this box, the summer box had a lot of stuff that I didn’t use. I actually like and will use every one of these products. I’ve love Dove, Burt’s Bees, and Clean & Clear. I’m such a beauty box/subscription addict, lol! If you’re interested in the Walmart Beauty Box, click here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Melyssa        makeupandcurls82@gmail.com

 

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September Essence Beauty Box

Fall in to Glam with Black Radiance Beauty!

Hi guys! I received my September box from Essence a few weeks ago so I’m really late with this post.  It was their final box as they have discontinued the subscription. As a token of appreciation they added an extra gift so I’ll start with that.

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Zoya Nail Polish “Rue”

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Cutex One-Step Pads

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Black Radiance Body Building Mascara

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Cougar Face and Body Highlighter & Shimmer “Golden Bliss”

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boscia Cool Blue Calming Mask

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Everyday Botanicals Deep Penetrating Conditioner

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Since Essence has discontinued their beauty boxes and I cancelled my subscriptions to Allure and Lip Monthly, that left me with only Glossy Box and the WalMart beauty box(seasonal), so I went ahead and signed up for Play! by Sephora. I have the September bag from Sephora, October’s bag should be here soon so I’m going to one post for both of those and I just got my fall WalMart box today so I’ll be sharing that soon too.

Kisses!

Melyssa

makeupandcurls@gmail.com

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
makeupandcurls82@gmail.com