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Influenster Sunshine VoxBox

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Its always a happy day when you come home to find a VoxBox from Inluenster on your doorstep! This box theme is sunshine and given the bright shade of yellow that the box is I would say it is very fitting. All off the products inside are ones that will be perfect for your beach vacation or lounging by the pool on the hot summer days. I don’t even know where to begin with which product I am loving most because I honestly LOVE them all. One of my all time favorite condiments is Sriracha, I honestly put it on everything! The spicer the better I always say. So my new best friends at Blue Dimond have come out with Sriracha almonds are for sure are going to be a constant in my beach bag snacks. They are the perfect amount of spice and saltiness that will leave you feeling satisfied and hunger at bay.

I have been using the Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer all summer so thank you Influenster for the extra! In South Florida it is hot and humid beyond belief but I have been using this to refresh my skin after being out in the harsh sun. It not only gives my skin the moisture its craving but the aloe leaves it feeling refreshed and cool. It is so easy to just throw in my beach bag and I don’t have to worry about it spilling all over my bag from being jostled around. Another product I am finding myself throwing in my beach bag or everyday bag are the Dickinson’s Refreshingly Clean Cleaning Cloths. I know that some don’t like cleaning cloths but when your skin is oily and you just want a quick refresh they are truly lifesavers! I use them before I workout at them gym to remove all my makeup or just when I want to give a nice and quick cleanse and remove the dirt from the day and the fact that they have Witch hazel infused makes me over the moon.

The Infusium 23 Smoothing Creme is just what my hair needs after a day in the sun. Using Avocado and Olive Oil this leave in treatment is just what your starving hair is looking for and the smell will make you feel like you are at a salon! I always use a leave in product for my hair after a shower so this was just perfect to get. And from perfect hair for summer to the perfect nail color and I am talking PERFECT this color from SinfulColors in Ocean Side has been added into my collection of got to’s.

I am so excited about this box and I am completely in love with everything inside! Thank you again Influenster for always letting me try these amazing products that quickly become my favorite got to products. Hope you all enjoyed!

xoxo

Val

Recent Sephora Picks

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Hi everyone!!! Hope you all had wonderful weekends!! As sad as I am that the weekend is already over I am super excited to show you some of my recent additions from Sephora. In my normal fashion I am more often then not last to the make up band wagon or cult products that people have been using since forever. I usually learn of them from MY favorite bloggers and youtubers and these are no exception. I have been on the hunt for the perfect bronzer for some time now and just have not been able to find one that I LOVE ( I know the struggles right!) And like everyone else, I have heard so much about the NARS Laguna bronzer and always just tried to find something else because lets be honest; when your a budget conscious college student, paying a lot for make up kind of falls to the waste side and goes to books and tutoring! But this weekend I was able to get some really awesome one on one help with a wonderful girl in Spehora who works for NARS to help me out. Needless to say  I am officially a member of the Laguna bronzer cult club!!! It not too orange like most I try and doesn’t have a glitter bananza going on which always ends up all over my hands, so I just have to say its pretty perfect! I also picked up one of these awesome velvet matte lip pencils in damned which is so unlike me but I just loved the deep purple color and the staying power of these. I became a fan of these of course late when I received my birthday gift from sephora this year which was one matte lip pencil and one glossy one.  All in all I would say it was a very productive and beautifying weekend and I can’t wait to use all my new stuff.

Talk to you all soon!

xoxo

Val

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Ok freak out moment over! As I am sure many of you have seen or heard the newest Naked Palette to join the family is the Naked Smoky Palette from Urban Decay. The Naked Palettes have been a beauty lovers dream and pretty much  cult favorite since their debut and this new one is no exception. I was actually lucky and loved enough to be gifted this palette by my dear cousin who is actually more makeup savvy and obsessed then I am! So I cant even thank her and my family enough for bestowing this greatness upon me!!

So lets get to the palette itself! There are 12 glorious colors included that are sure to give any makeup lover the perfect tools to create as dramatic or demur of a smoky eye as desired. In true form the color payoff on these shadows is truly a dream (Sorry about the award arm swatch!) ! 4 Matte shadows and 8 perfectly shimmering shadows that have the creamiest and dreamiest of formulas and feel like butter going on.I really love the color range of the shadows too, they aren’t just grey/ dark tones that one typically thinks of when they hear a smokey eye; they have warm bronzes and neutral colors as well. They also include a brush to help create the perfect look as well, with one end for the perfect tapered crease and the other is a smudger!

I know I am going to have a lot of fun playing with these colors and look forward to creating my perfect smoky eye!!! But I have to admit smoky eyes are always super intimidating to me so thankfully Urban Decay has included a perfect beauty guide to help me along to creating my perfect look.

I would defiantly give this palette two thumbs up and any of those who are interested in getting I would say GO FOR IT!!!!!! Till next time!

xoxo

Val

 

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