Fall Glam

Have I mentioned how much I love this season? Fall colors, Fall makeup looks, Fall fashion trends…Starbucks during the Fall!!! Of course I had to do a little shopping to stock up on some of the beautiful Fall inspired makeup that had been catching my eye. I’ve been obsessed with cream eyeshadows lately and being that I already have a collection of the Revlon Illuminance Creme shadows, I figured I might as well add to it with two of the palettes I didn’t have…”Moonlit Jewels” & “Not Just Nudes“. I love these shadows! The colors are beautiful and they’re super creamy and easy to apply and blend. These have been my go-to palettes for the past few months.

 

Everyone knows that liquid lipsticks are my absolute favorite, I just cannot resist them! I went ahead and ordered the Hydra Matte-Liquid Lipstick from Gerard Cosmetics in the color “Ruby Slipper”. This is one of my favorites for sure! It’s so pretty, it has flakes of glitter that add just the right amount of sparkle and when the light hits it just right, it is gorgeous! I love the fact that it’s not at all drying like some matte lipsticks are. Another plus, it lasts all day through whatever. I plan on ordering a few of the other shades.

To further indulge in my obsession with liquid lipsticks, I ordered the Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in “Covet” and the Amore Matte Metallic Lip Creme in “Pretty Problematic”.  I ordered them from the Milani website but their products are pretty much in every store.

I wanted to switch it up a little so I picked up one of the Color Statement Lipsticks from Milani in the shade ” Ruby Valentine” & one of the Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks in the shade “Matte Love”.  In case it isn’t obvious, I’m really into deep reds, burgundy and berry colors.

Last but not least, I wanted to try something new so while I was in the dollar store I picked up this Perfect Tone Lip Gloss from Black Radiance Cosmetics in the color “Deeper the Berry”. I’m not a huge fan of lip gloss but I like the color and it’s very moisturizing so I don’t even need to carry chapstick with me when I wear this.

I hope everyone has a great week, thanks so much for stopping by!

Melyssa

melyssa@makeupandcurls82.com

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Play! By Sephora(Sept.2016)

I recently subscribed to Play! by Sephora because I had cancelled two other beauty subscriptions that I had been receiving so, I figured I had to replace at least one of them…right? I received my first bag last month and even though I’m all kinds of late, I still wanted to share. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s an online, monthly subscription for $10(billed monthly). You get five samples from Sephora…six including the bonus fragrance, a little booklet with info about the product samples, tips/tricks and beauty advice and also a pass that you can use in Sephora for a free tutorial. Yes please!!

  1. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in “Trooper” wp-1475901147505.jpg
  2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow GelAnastasia Beverly Hills, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel, play! by Sephora, Sephora, Beauty Subscriptions
  3. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day/Night Cap Overnight PerfectorLiving Proof, Perfect Hair Day overnight perfector, play! by Sephora, Sephora, Beauty Subscription
  4. Ole Henriksen Sheer TransformationOle Henriksen, Sheer Transformation facial creme, play! by Sephora, Sephora, Sephora Beauty Subscription
  5. Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipstick in “Love Spell”Sephora Collection, Rouge Shine Lipstick, "Love Spell", Sephora, Sephora Beauty subscription, play! by Sephora

*Bonus Atelier Cologne “Sud Magnolia”Atelier Cologne, "Sud Magnolia", Sephora Perfume, Sephora, play! by Sephora, Beauty Subscription, Sephora Fragrances

 

I should be receiving the October bag soon…anyone who loves Sephora and beauty subscriptions as much as I do will understand my excitement. Two of my favorite things combined!! Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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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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

 

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

makeupandcurls82@gmail.com

 

 

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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