Target Beauty Box | October Review

Hello Passionista!

You all know that I love the Target Beauty Box. I don’t get them as often as I’d like cause some months I forget to go order them or when I do go to order them, they are all sold out. So, in the rare event that I do get a beauty box or 2 I be LIT!!!!!!!

img_0409This box is all about EYES & honestly I wasn’t excited about it when I received it. Eye drops are not something I use often. But it’s useful to have them around the house if I ever need them. I don’t know what I will need eye drops for. I may just pass the sample along to one of my friends that wear contacts. So, the Lumpy Eye Drops are useless to me, but I like the packaging.

I love the COVERGIRL brand. But I have not mastered the the art of liquid eyeliner yet. I almost hate that every beauty box comes with an eyeliner. I have so many of them now. They all get thrown in my “must try one day” basket just like that COVERGIRL Get In Line Liquid Eyeliner. I should really start practicing applying eyeliner… like a bond cat eye style. Cause I would rock just a fresh face, eyeliner and mascara everyday. I mean I do that now but my eyeliner job is very basic. Like just water line basic.

Mascara is my favorite makeup item. Even if I don’t wear any other makeup, mascara I will apply. Unlike the eyeliners its rewarding to get a mini mascara in every beauty box… every month. I have so many different types that’ll never run out. Although COVERGIRL mascara is my top fave, this Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Mini will come in handy. Most times the mini bottles last about a month. So every month I switch to a new sample.

Just like I haven’t mastered the art of applying eyeliner, I don’t know how to slay my eye brows. Maybe I should take a make up class? Find a MUA that’s good at teaching. This Sonia Kashuk Essential Brush Brow & Spool is a awesome tool but I don’t know how to use it.

I was most excited for the Acura Radically Under Eye Hydrogel Mask and then most disappointed in the product. I use a reusable gel eye mask weekly. It was my first time using a  Hydrogel Mask and it didn’t go well for me. The gels broke apart as I picking it up. So I didn’t even get to use it…. talking about mad!

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Now this Beauty Box I can rock with… I’ve been trying different natural toothpastes this Tom’s Luminous White Toothpaste with Fluoride is a new one to try. I’ve tried one of the other Tom’s toothpastes before and different have any complaints, so I’m pretty sure I’ll love this one too. I haven’t use it yet cause I just opened a new tube of toothpaste and I don’t believe in wasting toothpaste. Use one tube at a time.

I have been wanting to try the Love Beauty and Plant brand. I used the Love Beauty and Plant Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo & Conditioner once and now I’m in love with it. For one, it smells soon amazing. Two, my hair felt really clean. Three, after conditioning my hair feels soft and not having to detangle was a great feeling.

I have been using the Honest Beauty Gel Cleanser from a previous beauty box. But now that I’ve tried this Bliss Makeup Melt Dry/Wet Gentle Jelly Cleanser with Rose Flower I’m interested. I like to use my facial cleanser brush when applying product to face. My gentle and my skin feels clean after use.  Although this is just a sample size I think I will get a good amount of usage out of this sample. I’ve had the Honest Beauty cleanser for a least a month or two.

I love using cetaphil lotion on my face. It’s not harsh and it gets the job done. I actually already have the full size product. But this samples size Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion will be great for travel & much needed with the holidays coming up.

This Olay Total Effects Whips I have received in at least 3 beauty boxes. I have only been able to use up one samples so I still have two. I love the matte finished and how creamy the formula is without leaving your face greasy.

Okay, so do you like the Target Beauty Boxes? Do you get them every month or every once and a while? 

Lipstick of the Week

Hello Passionista

It’s Friday!!! We’ve almost made it through this week. It has been a long one for me and I can’t wait to relax for the weekend.

Even though it’s been a rough week, I’m always determined not to look like what I feel like. Today I’m enjoying the GA sunshine with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in the color Spice.

Purchased from ULTA on sale for buy 1 get one week during National Lipstick Day. I love this color, so I have to have it. It will definitely be a favorite in my fall makeup essentials.

Blooper:

November Ispy Bag (Blogmas Day 14)

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OMG! Blagmas Day 14!!!!!!!!

Okay!

I do not know why I waited so long to open my Ispy Bag. There’s just been a lot going on. But let’s see what I got…

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Tarte Blush in color “Feisty”

Tarte is a really good brand, but their products just doesn’t fit my style. I don’t really wear blush. I prefer a natural glow highlighter instead. Personally, I don’t even think this color will show up on my skin. I will probably give this to a friend.

 

 

 

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Skyn Iceland- Berry Lip Fix

Love this!!!! I literally have lip balms stored everywhere- at my desk at work, my purse, car, coat pocket, bathroom, and even on my night stand. And I was running low on my favorite bath and body works lip balm in my makeup bag. This is one item I may even re-purchase.

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Naked Cosmetics Eyeshadow

This color is amazing. I think it will also go well with the Sephora shadows I purchased earlier this week. Maybe I can do a “Get ready with me” vlog with this item to show you how I glam it up.

 

 

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Nomad Brow Powder

Now, I am not good at doing brows. So I don’t know how much use this product will get, but I am going to try it. First I need to watch more youtube videos to figure out how to perfect my brows.

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ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in color “Baracuda”

This is the second colourpop item I have received in my ispy bag. The first one was a gloss and I don’t really wear glosses. But this one is more of a liquid lip stick with a matte finish. I LOVE it. It is a shade I can wear as a everyday natural look.

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Handmade goodies from LUSH

Hello Beauty!

Another day another dollar… And I’m back with another product review… for… LUSH products!!!

 

I just love going into LUSH, the environment is not relaxing. This wasn’t a planned trip- this was a “I was walking in the mall and walked into the store” trip.

 

During my trip I sampled a few products and limited myself to buy only three things

 

Cocoa Butter Massage Bar

Massage Bar Tin

Cup O’Coffee

I absolutely the massage bars at LUSH. My goal is to try them all. Honestly, they feel amazing on your skin. After a long hot bubble bath, air dry and then rub the bar along your skin. The warmth of your body melts the bar just the right amount to coat your skin. The smooth and gritty texture of the bar feels like you’re in a spa getting a massage from a trainer professional.

The tin is an added bonus. The last time I bought a bar and traveled – it melted in my suitcase. Even though I packed it in a plastic bag it made a mess everywhere. So at least with the tin it if melts I can place the tin in the freezer to turn it back solid.

Cup O’ Coffee is a new buy for me. I think this is the first time I seen the product in store. It’s a face and body scrub. I cannot wait to play with this stuff and tell you about it.

 

What’s your favorite LUSH product?

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My 1st Ipsy Bag

Hello Passionistas!

I thought it would be fun to sign up for the monthly ipsy bag. Last week, I received my first bag and it’s super cute. If you don’t know about the ipsy bag, it is a $10 monthly subscription of 5 beauty products hand picked for you. I am a major product junkie, and I love make-up and cosmetics so this is perfect for me.

The cloth cosmetic bag is really chic and perfect for my “On-The-Good” make-up bag for my purse.

This month I received a:

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  • Nail Polish by Trust Fund Beauty
  • Chia 5-in-1 defining curl cream by Trissola
  • NYX Whipped Fouette for lips and cheeks, in the color “Cocoa Bean”
  • City Colors Cosmetics Shimmer Shadow, in the color “Cheers to Life”
  • Skone Cosmetics eye waterproof liner, in the color “Jet Black”

I often purchase NYX products, but all of the other brands are new to me. YAY !!!

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I have to admit I never buy nail polish, I just pick from what they have at the nail salon. But I think I will most definitely take this to the nail shop for my next pedi appointment.

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Surprisingly, I have never came across this chia product before. It has mineral oil and it’s paraben- free. So I am excited to try it on my natural curl .

 

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Now this whipped fouette has my interest. I wouldn’t put it on my cheeks tho. But it creamy and soft on my lips. I love this nude-ish color of it. It’s great for my daily office make-up look. I literally wear it every day and only reply it after lunch.

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I love natural toned shimmer shadows for my daily office make-up look. It not to dramatic and gives me that natural glow with the help of a little eyeliner and mascara. I apply  it with my NYX eye shadow primer and I don’t have to worry about it rubbing off during the day. This is definitely my favorite product from this month’s selection.  

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I still have not mastered a perfect liner wing for my eyes. But I have been watching YouTube tutorials practicing with the NYX felt eyeliner pin. Now that I have this Skone Cosmetics eyeliner, I’m excited to do my eyes every morning. It’s easy to hold and the thin felt point helps me get the fine line that hard to do with the creamy sticks.

I am anticipating next month’s bag!!! Stay tuned for more Ispy reviews.

Also, follow my blog instagram account @passionlocked to my daily #productoftheday.

 

Until Next TIme,

XOXOXO

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