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Influencer Foundation from Sunday Riley

Hi everyone! UPDATE! I GOT A JOB!!!!!! Ahhhhhhh I did actually cry when I got the call saying I got it. Anywho, I just needed to share with all of you since everyone has been on this crazy ride with me. I recently and very eagerly picked up the brand new Influencer foundation from Sunday Riley. You all know how much I LOVE my Sunday Riley products to a borderline obsession, so when I saw they were finally coming out with makeup I nearly fell over.

I am super picky when it comes to makeup due to my incredibly temperamental skin and the high humidity climate that I live in doesn’t help with my oily skin in any sort of way. I usually avoid liquid foundations all together and opt for my favorite go-to SPF packing Bare Minerals foundation and call it a day. However, since I swear by the entire Sunday Riley skincare line I figured I could take a chance. I got matched with the shade 140 which is a described as light with neutral undertones and I normally wear a medium in my Bare Minerals foundation just for reference.

The first thing I noticed while wearing Influencer was just how light it felt on my skin. I truly like when I can apply a foundation and I don’t immediately feel like my skin is suffocationg under a thick and heavy layer of makeup. Throughout the day my oliy skin really didnt brekup the makeup and it didnt oxidize a weird color which truly surprised me ( in a good way fo course). I believe that the reason for this is good for your skin ingredients that Sunday Riley included in this product. They have Canadian Willowherb which is said to keep skin clear and radiant all day with wear and “Bisobolol: Helps fight surface redness, so your foundation doesn’t have to work so hard”.

I am truly so excited to incorporate this amazingness into my routine more and I will update you to see how this hold up during my 12+ hour shifts! Thank you all for coming to visit and I cannot wait to talk to you all soon!

XOXO

Val

Fab Fit Fun Winter Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long time no talk everyone! As some of you may know if you follow me on Instagram my nursing school journey is over! Ahhhhhh!!! I cannot even believe it honestly, all the late nights studying, missed girl nights have all paid off and I am soon going to be graduating. In celebration of that and welcome the holiday season, I am delighted to share with you my first ever Fab Fit Fun box! I am sure most of you like me have seen these all over social media and they always look so stinking fabulous. Well, after seeing a sneak peek for this year’s winter box I decided to take the plunge.

What initially drew me in was the Kate Sommerville Exfolikate cleanser which is a cult classic and a tube of heaven that I am obsessed with! If you haven’t ever tried this stuff you are missing out. It a powerhouse exfoliator that in two minutes time leaves your skin glowy and refreshed. The other items in the box I left as a complete surprise and I am so excited to try all of these goodies! What I am most excited about are these eye-patches from Grace + Stella that are good for anti-aging and making your under eye look refreshed and youthful (which after two years of nursing school I could really use). Also, the item from BB Dakota is an adorable cape that you can get your hands on right here!

which is so perfect for this holiday season!

I hope you all enjoyed and I cannot wait to officially be done with this chapter and move to the next! talk to you all soon!!!!

XOXO Val

Dr. Brandt Mini Facial!

I like many people find myself wandering around Sephora just about every time I am at the mall.  On this recent trip I was killing time and a sales associate asked if I was needing any help finding something and just simply said I was wandering with no particular direction. She then asked if I would be interested in an in house mini facial with the people from Dr. Brandt……I honestly don’t think I could have said yes faster . The girl who worked for them did such a great job at asking about my skin and then providing recommendations and demonstrations using all of them. She started off using the Xtend Your Youth A3 Power Foaming Cleanser which not only took off my makeup and gently pumped my skin with antioxidants. She then followed it up with using the Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask which honestly had to be one of my absolute favorite products I have ever tried. It is a quick 5 minute facial that bubbles up as you apply it to your skin. This mask rejuvenates your skin and boosts its luminosity giving your skin an instant glow which who doesn’t love. On a side note how funny do I look with it on my face! I look like a snowman hahah! She then used the Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum which in an instant made my tired nursing school eyes look as if I had slept for 12 hours. It has this really great roller ball that gently glides on the product  and gives it a nice cooling effect which helps depuff your under eyes. To top off the mini facial  she wanted to replenish some moisture back into my skin but using the Xtend Your Youth Face Cream that is packed with antioxidants to protect your skin from free radicals. To balance out some of the redness in my skin she grabbed a bit of the Pores no more pore refiner primer which truly was all I needed. It was so incredibly light on my skin and made it look so natural and glowy. What I really loved about this product it that it contains tea tree oil which is a natural anti-bactrial agent  for your skin! I can’t thank the wonderful people from Dr. Brandt for doing this and showing me all of these amazing products, it truly was the cherry on top of a wonderful day.

XOXO Val 

Lovelies from L’Oreal

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Hi everyone!!!!! Hope you are all doing wonderfully and enjoying your summer relaxation! I wanted to take a break from studying which is pretty much my life these days to share some of the goodies from my friends at Influenster. If you follow me on Instagram then this L’oreal Voluminous mascara is nothing new for you because it is always a staple and one of my go to’s. However, along with another tube of their Voluminous they sent a whole kit and caboodle for me to play with! I honestly have never tried the lash primer from this line and that kind of blows my mind because hello who doesn’t love long and fluttery full lashes! You just swipe a coat (or two) over your lashes then I apply my Voluminous and hello gorgeous!! For a full look they sent their eyebrow Prep and Shape Pro Kit which eyebrow products have always been a bit intimidating to me but this was so incredibly easy to use. I just picked the lighter shade and fluffed it into my eyebrows and it looked so natural and full. To complete the effortless look they sent two beautiful neutral eyeshadows that can easily be worn everyday and their original Infallible eyeliner. L’oreal and Influenster really know how to treat a gal right and make her feel like an effortless natural beauty with these staple products. I hope you guys enjoyed this little write up and feel inspired to try some new and fun looks for yourselves!

XOXO Val

Current Faves and Newbies!

Hi everyone! So much for me sticking to my new years resolution of blogging every week ugh! I’m so so sorry guys! You have no idea how crazy life has been(yay moving!) Never the less, I am so excited to be getting this post in and showing all of you some of my current favorites and things that I have recently picked up. Some of this is from Valentines day and others are just from my weekend outings! I was so excited to pick up these lip smackers lip blams, it reminds me of being in elementary school and all of my friends and I comparing the flavors we each had hah (and they taste great too shhhh!)

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PRADA CANDY

The Prada Candy perfume is something that I had been going back and forth on for the longest time, so finally for Valentines day my beau decided to make the decision for me! How sweet I know haha but I truly love this softer sweet scent of this version of the Prada Candy perfume, its fun for everyday or that perfect amount of sweet and floral for a night out on the town.

VB Nail Polish

Last but not least is the new Nails Inc polish designed by Mrs. Victoria Beackham herself. I am OBSESSED with Nails Inc polishes and to have a color from VB lets just say it took just about a second to find it in my basket. I am a neutral polish lover all the way and this color is such a beautiful shade of milky white pink that I have been wearing for weeks now. She has two shades but I felt like I would have worn this shade more then the fun and vibrant orange shade she had. You can check out your local Sephora to give these shade a try before you buy! 

If any of you have been absolutely LOVING something lately let me know, I would love to try out some of the products that you cant live without =).

xoxo

Val

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