🔥July Giveaway🔥

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It’s that time again! I think I’m going to go back to giving away actual products vs gift cards. So for July you can enter to win…..

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The Carli Bybel Deluxe Palette

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21 shades including 15 eyeshadows, 4 highlighters, 2 bronzers. I have the regular non deluxe palette and the shadows are beautiful-blendable, pigmented…this is good for someone just starting to play around with makeup or for someone who has been doing this for a while. I love the regular one. The Carli Bybel palette is from BH Cosmetics.

To enter, simply email me at tellmemore2017@yahoo.com and in the subject line write “July Giveaway”. That’s it. No purchase necessary and all that jazz-you only need to enter once.

So there it is!! Giveaway ends July 1 and drawing will be July 2nd. Good luck, Lovelies! This is a really nice palette if I do say so myself, so enter to win! 😁

Talk Soon Lovelies

-Allie

July Boxycharm Spoilers **UPDATE*

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They’re already spilling the July Boxycharm Spoilers, and the first one is a beaut.

The first spoiler is:

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Boxycharm x blinc Electric Eyes Eyeshadow Palette-retails for 45$.
I love it-and this alone more than pays for the monthly sub fee!
I will update this as more spoilers are revealed.

Thanks to DupeThat for the image/info.

UPDATE:

We’ve got a second spoiler!
July’s Boxycharm will also have Bare Minerals Prep Step-a primer with 50 SPF, and retails for 30$.

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Thanks to My Subscription Addiction for the info.

Keep checking-I’ll post as they come in.

Talk soon, Lovelies
-Allie

A Patient Hubs, And Some Numbers

This is husbandly dedication. I bought a charcoal/volcanic ash facial peel mask thing and I wanted to try it out on hubs.

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Best. Sport. Ever. Not only did he let me put it on him, he let me take a pic. He was grossed out by it going on, amused by peeling it off but overall could not care less. 😉

On a different note-we are at 1.4 million views. MILLION. Damn y’all, thats only in 6 mos!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love you all, and am so grateful.

Also, I tried out one of the Biobelle masks from Boxycharm-first I used the Dr Brandt microdermabrasion, then the “I Woke Up Like This” mask-it’s really really nice. Not sticky, smells awesome. It’s a go, not a no.

That’s all I got for now-working on the next Prison Diaries chapter-it’s coming SOON.

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

June Boxycharm

My June Boxycharm FINALLY landed in my mailbox today-it shipped on like, June 7. I feel like it stopped every 100 feet! Anyway, it was worth the wait.

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This month’s theme is “Downtown Charm”. Cute, right?

First-the Real Her Palette.

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In the box
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I received the nude collection. It swatches nicely, seems pretty pigmented. The lighter colors actually show up way better in person:

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I think I’ll like playing with this palette and I wanted the nude one. So, that’s a win. This retails for 28$.
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Next, the Luxie Rose Gold Pro Precision Tapered Face Brush

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As usual, I love this brush. It’s great for highlighter or brushing away extra setting powder, and Luxie brushes are bomb. Retails for 24$.
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Diamond Glow Powder by Artist Couture

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This powder is SO PRETTY. It’s intense, so if you use it as highlight be aware if you tend to be heavy handed. You can brush this loose powder on your collarbone, shoulders, wherever you want a little shimmer. It’s beautiful-a gold tone, but not glitter.

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This retails for 26.99$
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Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Lipstick

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I received the shade Santa Ana, which is the one I wanted, yay. It’s a berry-wine color, gorgeous.

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This is probably one of the best liquid lip formulas out there. It’s not drying, it’s not thick, nor is it runny. It smells AWESOME, like a light vanilla scent. Not overpowering either. I absolutely love this formula. Retails for 19.90$.
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Last, but not least! 3 Biobelle Cosmetics sheet masks.

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There are 3 different types: one called “I Woke Up Like This” which has wild rose and vitamin C, and enhances skin’s natural glow. The next Mask has pomegranate and hyaluronic acid and is called “#1 Beauty Secret”. This one moisturizers and helps skin appear smooth and firm. The last one has tea tree oil, rosehip extract and vitamin C and is a primer for before you apply your makeup. Sounds neat-I’m definitely trying that. These 3 retail for 14.97$ total.

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And there you have it, June’s Boxycharm! I’m happy with it, the Ofra lip is a great product, the palette and powder are promising. I always love me some Luxie brushes. The value of this box is 114$. That’s on the lower value end of what I’ve received but I’m fine with that-for 21$ a month? Can’t complain.

Talk Soon Lovelies
-Allie

Mont Bleu: Some European Ingenuity

I received these items in a PR package from Mont Bleu, a company out of Prague. I’ll be honest, I was a little doubtful, but figured I’d give them a shot-boy, was I pleasantly surprised. It was great because I am a nail girl, I do my own nails multiple times a week, so I was eager to try this stuff.

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What are they? Nail files-but not just any bail files. They’re made of glass, and embellished with Swarovski crystals. And holy cow, do they work. I was thinking “glass? How is glass going to file?” But the file end is rough, not as rough and harsh as an emory board but just as efficient.

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They did a fantastic job shaping and smoothing. Oh-this is the new Ipsy nail polish from my June bag as well.

They come on black velvety pouches, and I was dubious at first but pleasantly surprised.

They also sent me cuticle scissors-

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These are AWESOME. Sharp AF, and the perfect curve. Also great for eyebrow shaping/trimming, the curve is perfect the way it lays against your brow for precise trimming.

Last, but never least-a glass foot scraper and callous remover. OMG. My feet need help y’all, and this is just the thing. Not only does it scrape the dead skin but it leaves your heels/feet so soft-again, pleasantly surprised.

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It’s neat looking too. I’m really really pleased with these products. Mont Bleu was kind enough to give me a discount code to offer y’all as well-if anyone wants to try these out, us code BLOG at checkout for 20% off.

Oh-shipping only took about 7 days from Prague which is impressive.

Here’s the company info:

https://www.facebook.com/MontBleu
https://www.instagram.com/montbleueu/
HTTPS://twitter.com/mint blue
https://plus.google.com/+MontbleuEu

Check them out! Despite this being a PR package if anything sucked, I’d tell you honestly, y’all know that about me.

Sephora Play! June Review

My Sephora Play! bag came earlier this week and I’m just getting to it now. I actually had a busy week, come to think of if it. So let’s jump right in to things, shall we?

This month has the usual drawstring bag, last month they switched it up but went back to the usual for June.

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The first item we have is First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

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Holy moly that’s a long name. It’s a glowing, slightly luminizing primer. I used it yesterday, and I have to say after 4 hours my makeup was splotching between my brows and on my forehead. So it didn’t really make my makeup last. At all. However, as a moisturizer it’s fine, a light coconut scent.
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Another primer, Benefit The POREfessional.

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I’ve used this before, wasn’t my most favorite ever in the world? But it’s decent.
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Here we have OUAI Rose Gold Hair and Body Oil

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It contains rose hip oil, shea oil, and absinthium oil. A light rise scent-it was nice in my hair, not heavy and helped smooth it out. Also nice on the skin. It comes in a spray pump, which I like.
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Next is IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel

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This is supposed to help you get beachy hair, it’s supposed to separate strands for that perfectly tousled bedhead-at-the-beach look. I tried it and it did seem to separate strands, it’s got a fresh scent as well that’s not overpowering.
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Last but certainly not least is Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade K-Dub.

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It’s sort of a bright fuschia-pinky color but it’s not garish. I was really looking forward to trying this too, I don’t have any of her liquid lips and I’ve heard good things.

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I do like it. It’s not streaky, it’s unscented, and it’s nice. I’m just not going to store it next to my Jeffree Star liquid lip 😳😛😱

So that’s it-the June Sephora Play-I’m happy with it, some things I would have normally never tried and some things I wanted to. All in all? Pretty decent!!

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

June Ipsy Glam Bag!!

My June Ipsy bag came today, to be honest, I’m a little meh over it. Only 1 full size item (I got spoiled with 3 full sized items last month) and one of the items I’ve already received in a Sephora bag previously. But that’s the risk you take when you have 3 subs, right? 😁

So on with it.

The bag is cute this month, and the inside is nicely lined with black fabric. I like it more than I thought I would.

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The first item is the hey honey Uncover Detoxifying Mud Mask (this was my requested item).

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It’s not overly fragranced, in fact smells like every mud mask I’ve ever used. I’m looking forward to trying it-I’ll let y’all know the results.

Next up is the Makeup Forever Aqua XL Eye Pencil. It’s long-lasting and waterproof, I did get one in my Sephora Play in March. I liked it just fine, but I didn’t feel like it went on as smoothly as some others I have.

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Peek Makeup Black Eye Primer

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I cannot get the lid off of this to save my life. It’s supposed to be a black Primer for smoky Eye looks and dark eye looks, which is actually a really great idea. If I could open it, I’d tell you more. I’m gonna have to have hubs take care of it when he gets home.
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Next, some pūr mascara.

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It’s mascara. What can I say. I haven’t tried it yet, but when I do, you’ll know!
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Last, but not least-the only full-size item-Margaret Dabbs London nail polish in Green DayLily.

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I am ALWAYS down for some nail polish-one of my favorite things to get in subs-but this color isn’t my favorite. I feel like Ipsy is always sending me blues and greens. This particular brand retails for 14$, so already more than paid for the monthly subscription.
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Oh, and this is the theme for the month:

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So there you have it!! The mascara didn’t wow me, I already have the eyeliner, and the nail polish didn’t knock my socks off. But the black primer is neat, and I asked for the mask, so that’s that!

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

New Cover FX Awesomeness!

After much hemming and hawing, I finally decided to just take the plunge and get the Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation. I got the shade N20 because I’m never completely positive of my undertones (warm? Cool? Who knows?) so I went with neutral. It has a medium to full buildable coverage, blendable as heck, and leaves such a beautiful finish-it was worth all 40$.

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It’s a squeeze top rather than a pump-I have no preference myself. It’s thick, but not too thick. Runny foundation makes me nervous, this consistency is perfect.

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I’m really happy with this foundation, overall.

Next-I have been eyeballing this product for literally months, and gone back and forth because it’s not cheap (I really love it-but it’s 42$-but you can use it in so many ways-but it’s only a half ounce-Allie, a little hoes a loooong what, it’ll last forever$ so FINE!!

The Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops have found a place in my collection.

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And I don’t regret it. Highlighter and related products are my faaaaavorite, you can wear this alone, add it to foundation-and it is stunning. I got it in Moonlight-and a tiny drop takes you FAR.

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That’s actually kind of a big drop-but here’s the payoff:

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So gorgeous. I haven’t tried it in my foundation yet but you know I will.
So those were my only makeup purchases for this month. What is wrong with me? 😜

Talk soon Lovelies
Allie

The Vanity Area Update

I’ve been putting my little makeup area slowly but surely-I got this great little makeup mirror off of Amazon for 19.99$. Its got a little magnifying mirror that’s detachable, it’s battery operated (which I love-no cords) and the LED lights are dimmable.

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The fairy lights are AWESOME. They’re tiny and on a super thin, bendable wire and are almost fiber optic looking. I got them on Amazon-6 strings at 3 feet each for 9.99$ and they’re worth every penny. Battery operated as well-no cords!

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The shelf has my 3 coffee table books (so far): Face Paint, Killer Heels, and Jewels From the House of Tiffany. Also a photo, my Ipsy bags, a wooden sign that says “Besties”, and Norm the Gnome who guards my makeup 😉.

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So far I’m pretty happy with it. I’m not sure what else to add if anything, but it’ll come to me. The lamp is going to go, I just need to get a better light. But there you have it!

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie