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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 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



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



BH Cosmetics, Missy Lynn Palette

The Missy Lynn Palette

Hey everybody!! A while back I posted that I had ordered the Missy Lynn Palette from BH Cosmetics. I received it a few days after that. I haven’t used it yet but I’m super excited to! The colors are so beautiful and perfect for fall. It’s been out for a while and I initially felt like I didn’t need it but I looked over it a few more times and my feelings changed, especially since I’ve already starting purchasing makeup for fall. Here’s a look…


I especially love the two gold, shimmery, metallic/highlighting shades. They’re so beautiful! I’m so glad I finally decided to get it! What do you guys think? Do you have it..are you loving it?


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August Essence Beauty Box

I got my Essence beauty box for this month a few days ago. Here’s what was inside…

  1. 1. Sweetspot Labs on-the-go wipettes in three different scents: Grapefruit Verbena, Neroli Mandarin, and Vanilla Blossom. These are 98% natural, gynecologist recommended and ph balanced. They can also be used for your whole body.SweetSpot, on-the-go wipette, Essence Beauty Box, August Essence Beauty Box
  2. Camille Rose Coconut Water Leave-In Detangling Treatment This leave-in treatment has a non-greasy, lightweight formula that combines coconut water with natural oils to provide hair with maximum moisture and shine.Camille Rose, Coconut Water leave-in hair treatment, Camille Rose Naturals, Leave in treatment
  3. Skin&Co Roma Umbrian Truffle Hand Cream & Citrus Amaro Hand Cream The Umbrian Truffle Hand Cream is ultra smoothing and formulated with natural apricot oil and black winter truffle and fig. The Citrus Amaro Hand Cream has avocado oil, sicilian orange and lavender.
  4. Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Cowash This cowash is sulfate-free, sud free and provides gentle cleansing to remove build up and residue between washings.Eden Bodyworks, Coconut Shea Cowash, Natural Hair Care Products, Essence Beauty Box, August Essence Beauty Box, Natural Hair Products
  5. Nudestix Pencils For eyes, lips and face, this pencil contains vitamins, antioxidants and moisturizers. Creates a quick and easy fresh-faced nude look.

I’m loving everything in this box although I gave the Eden Bodyworks cowash to my oldest son and I’ll be using the Camille Rose Detangling treatment for my youngest son because the only thing I use for my hair is Deva Curl. So, initially I was just trying out different beauty boxes to see which ones I would like…I actually have a new one on the way now. I’ll definitely be keeping my subscription to the Essence Beauty Box. By the way, there’s also 10% off using code NS10ESSENCE, redeem at NUBIANSKIN.COM/US before 9/30/16.

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August allure Beauty Box

Hey guys! I haven’t been posting much because I’ve been busy with school and the new house, so I have large stashes of makeup and beauty products sitting around, But, I’m getting to it…starting now with my August allure beauty box. I really like this subscription box so I won’t be cancelling it. I just finished using some of the products from last month so I’ll be doing a review…soon lol! Ok, so let’s get into it….

The first thing I grabbed from the box was the Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner. I see their products every time I go into target and I’ve seen a lot of youtubers use and review their stuff. One of my favorite Youtubers, The1nonlymaria LOVES Pixi. So this is an alcohol free toner that exfoliates and brightens the skin. It contains glycolic acid, aloe and witch hazel. The glycolic acid has been partially neutralized by ammonium hydroxide so it doesn’t irritate the skin. The price is $15 for 3.4 ounces. A coupon for $2 off a Pixi purchase of $10 or more at Target was included.

The next thing they included was the Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50. I’ve never heard of this product or brand before. It’s a mattyifying setting spray. It contains Averobenzone, homosalate, octinoxate, and octisalate which are sunscreens, silica silyate which controls oil and rosemary oil. If you have dry skin it says that this may be too chalky because it’s a slightly thick liquid and leaves a little film for the first hour or so but it does disappear. It’s supposed be good for protection against incidental sunlight and short exposures. The price is $28. I’m not too sure about this one so we’ll see.Supergoop, Setting mist, allure, allure beauty box, August allure beauty box, the beauty box

Next up is the Freeze 24-7 Anti-Aging Eye Serum. It’s a line smoothing cream that moisturizes and tightens the eye area temporarily. It contains glycerin and panthenol which moisturize, aloe vera for inflammation and amino butyric acid which temporarily relaxes muscles. It says that it is a thin white lotion that dries to a powdery finish and has no scent. The price is $115. It seems like an interesting product, I’m anxious to try it but I don’t know about that price though y’all.Freeze 24-7, Anti-Aging Eye Serum, allure, allure beauty box, the beauty box, August allure beauty box

Also in the box was another pur-lisse Blue Lotus Balancing Moisturizer. I received some type of pur-lisse product in last month’s Essence box that I wasn’t interested in because it wasn’t good for oily skin. This one is a light weight lotion that hydrates normal, dry or sensitive skin. The ingredients are algae, white tea and blue lotus extracts which are antioxidants and glycerin and stearic acid for moisturizing. It’s a milky, thin formula that applies like gel. It’s supposed to work well under makeup. The price is $55. Like with the last Pur-Lisse product I received, I think I’ll pass.pur-lisse, Blue Lotus balancing moisturizer, allure allure beauty box, August allure beauty box, the beauty box

I also received a Cargo Cosmetics Swimmable Eye Pencil in the shade 02 Pebble Beach. I’ve never heard of this brand either, which is what makes beauty box subscriptions so much fun…you discover new things! This eyeliner is water-resistant, soft tipped and glides on easily. The color is a deep brown-black. The price is $18. I feel like I’m going to like this one.

The last thing I received is the Wet Brush Midi brush*. It’s a cushion brush with long, flexible bristles. It claims to be good for untangling knots without snagging, even on thick waves and curls and can be used on wet hair. So, for myself…I don’t brush my curly hair. That’s a no-no for a lot of curly girls. We finger detangle in the shower and those who do use brushes don’t use this particular type. So, I’ll be giving this away. The price is $8.99.Wet brush-pro, Wet Brush Midi brush, allure, allure beauty box, August allure beauty box, the original beauty box

That’s it for now, I hoped you’ve enjoyed and maybe saw something that you might be interested in trying.






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Lip Monthly: July bag

I’m a little late with this because I got caught up with moving and unpacking, and there’s still so much that needs to be done. Still, we’re so excited about being homeowners now and we’re loving our new place! Anyway, I wanted to share what I received in my Lip Monthly bag last month.

Lip Monthly, July


Mirabella Lipstick

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Cougar Plumper

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Bellapierre Shimmer

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City Color Lipstick

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I know for sure that I’m only going to use the lipstick from City Color. The Mirabella lipstick is the wrong shade of red for me, it’s just too bright. The Cougar lip plumper smells awful. As for the Bellapierre shimmer….I just don’t know. It looks like a powder and it spreads easily but then it sort of flakes up. I’m not feeling it at all.

I’m not too impressed with this bag, hopefully the August bag will be better.

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July Essence Beauty Box

Hey guys, I’ve got another beauty box to share. This one is the Essence Beauty Box. I wanted to try something that would include products for curly hair along with the makeup and skincare products. This is my first box, here’s what was inside:Essence, Essence Beauty Box, July 2016 Essence Beauty Box

  1. Ouidad Curl Immersion Triple Treat Deep Conditioner Product states: “This super rich moisturizing conditioner banishes dryness while encouraging optimal conditioning of your natural curl shape.” It contains Coconut, Olive and Grapeseed oils. I have been wanting to try this brand for over a year. I’m excited to see how this conditioner compares to the one I use by Deva Curl.
  2. Completely Bare Moisturizing No-Bump Shave Gel Product states: “Plant extracts help condition and smooth skin, special blend of essential oils create a protective moisture barrier for longer lasting hydration, chamomile extract helps soothe skin and prevent irritation…keeps in-grown hairs and bumps at bay.” I’m a sucker for scents and this smells really good. I’ll be trying this out on my legs tonight!completely bare, Moisturizing No-Bump Shave Gel, Essence Beauty Box
  3. pur-lisse Blue Lotus Essential Daily Moisturizer Product states: “protects + moisturizes, absorbs easily, no white tint, perfect for under makeup.” Broad spectrum SPF 30, for normal-dry-sensitive skin. I probably won’t even bother trying this, it smells like sunscreen which is fine with me but it feels kind of oily and since it states that it’s for normal-dry skin, I think I better leave it alone.pur-lisse, Blue Lotus Essential Daily Moisturizer, Essence Beauty Box
  4. Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Refreshingly Clean Towelettes Product states: “Gently cleanse, tone & refresh removing dirt, oil & impurities leaving no sticky residue.” Witch hazel is really good for your skin. I’ve used their toner before and loved it. I’m going to see if I can find these towelettes in Walmart and I’ll also be buying that toner again.
  5. Ciate’ Nail Polish “iced frappe” This is a neutral, nude color polish…very pretty. I’ve never purchased anything from this brand but I love this color. I’m going to use it today when I go for a fill-in and polish change.

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    “Iced Frappe”

  6. Kajal Eyeliner Pen  This is a matte eyeliner, the color is “Inky Purple”. It comes in 7 shades and has a smudger.



So that’s it for my first Essence Beauty Box. The only product I know for sure that I’m not going to bother with is the pur-lisse moisturizer, I like everything else. I’m excited to see what I get next month!

Happy Saturday everyone!