Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection 


It’s heeeeere.

The Too Faced Peaches and Cream Collection has dropped, and I’m drooling. 

The collection consists of foundation, an eyeshadow palette, primer, bronzer, blush, highlighter, matte lipsticks, setting powder, and setting spray-all infused with peach and sweet fig cream. I know a lot of people have peach exhaustion, and I get it. But, my Too Faced Sweet Peach palette is one of my favorites, and I’d love to see if they pulled this off. 

The eyeshadow palette is all mattes:


The collection has a bronzer that looks like a latticed pie, and I’ve heard good things about it. The blush, bronzer, and highlight not so much.


I absolutely want the foundation though. It smells like peach 🍑 


Now, I absolutely agree that Too Faced has over saturated the market with subpar palettes lately, so I hope this sort of redeems them. This collection is sold exclusively at Sephora and on TooFaced.com. Which is good for me, because I’m hoping the fam gives me sephora gift cards for the old birthday on Friday. 🤞

Thoughts?

Talk soon Lovelies 

-Allie 

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Drugstore Foundation Finds

I’ve been wanting to try the Wet n Wild Photo Focus foundation for a while now, while shopping at Walmart last week and dragging hubs to the makeup department, my wish came true.


It broke the bank at 3.92$ for 1 oz-ha. I was NOT disappointed.

It has a spatula-like applicator which I’ve never ever seen before, it’s not any more helpful than no applicator, but whatever.


It comes in a ton of shades-I’m pale AF with Nude Ivory. It ended up being a perfect match. It’s medium to full coverage, it did not oxidize at ALL on me, and stayed really well for the 6-8 hours at a time I’ve worn it.

The consistency is pretty thin and drippy though, but that doesn’t translate to its performance. I highly highly recommend it-for a drugstore foundation under 4$? I would say it’s on par with my 40$ coverFX foundation. 

I was in Stop & Shop last night after dinner with a friend and holy sales-first? A gallon of whole milk for 99 cents. 99 CENTS. I bought 3.

Then this-


It’s normally 15.99$ but guys- 3.62$!!!!!!! I get it’s discontinued and if I love it, uh-oh, but whatevs. 3.62$.

I got the shade Bare Buff, it looked fine on my wrist, so hopefully it works. I’ll let you know 😁

Also an update on the Briogeo Hair Mask from my Boxycharm box……

Meh. It wasn’t the worst I’ve ever tried, my hair felt just ok, maybe a teeny bit softer than regular conditioner. I’ve yet to find anything that beats the Tresemmè Instant Recovery Hair Mask. Still my HG. 

That’s all for now..

Talk soon, Lovel

-Allie

September Ipsy Glam Bag Review!!

Well, Lovelies-Ipsy is really really upping their game and becoming a subscription to be reckoned with. When I compare my glam bags from February to now? Exponentially better. Let’s begin, shall we? 😘

The bag itself is gorgeous-one of my all time favorites so far. It’s black with a raised stud-type pattern. Really simple and classy. Sometimes less is most.


And here we go with the amazing contents! First-a Luxie angled eyeshadow brush-


I’ve got a number of Luxie brushes in my collection and I’ve got zero complaints. They’re well-made, don’t shed, and perform wonderfully.  The approximate retail value of this brush is 12$.

Next-Adesse NY Gel Effect nail polish in the shade Deception-

It’s actually more brown than it looks in this photo, it almost looks green here-but it’s definitely a brownish-gray. I’ve received a number of this brand’s polishes, I do like them, a lot. They retail for 18$ though, which is a bit pricey for my 1.99$ nail polish-spending self.

I was really looking forward to this-


And oh emm gee. I LOVE this. It’s Skinfood Egg White Pore Control Cleansing foam. I tried it last nigh and it’s FABULOUS. The foam/lather is rich and thick but not too thick so it feels mask-y, it rinses easily and smells SO EFFIN GOOD. I’ll actually purchase this once it’s gone. Love love love. This is a sample, so no retail price, however it sells for 11$ at Ulta. I am soooo buying this, and checking out the rest of the line.

I got a Pixie by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey-



It’s pretty-light peachy pink with a slight shimmer. Swatched-


It swatches light with my finger, I’m sure performs differently with a brush on the face. Either way it’s really light and pretty.  Retail price 12$.

Lastly is the item I requested for the month, Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Ipsy VIP-


I love Colourpop’s gloss formula-not sticky or goopy. This is a rather opaque berry pink-


I love that it’s so opaque. Can definitely wear it alone or as a topper on another shade. Can’t go wrong with Colourpop. This retails for 6$. That said, I’d love to see subscription boxes including other Colourpop products such as their shadows, highlighters, and nail polish. They’re so much more than lipstick.

So there you have it-out of 5 items, 4 are full sized, bringing the value of this glam bag to approx 40$, for 10$ monthly? Incredible value. 


What was in your September Glam Bag???

Talk soon, Lovelies 

-Allie

October Boxycharm Spoilers!

Already they’re coming!

I mentioned this one already-


Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Prosecco Pop. You’ll either get the pressed powder or the liquid, the pressed powder retails for 38$, the liquid for 41$. 

Next is Dr Brandt Poredermabrasion:


Love dr brandt products!! They’re pricey, high end, and work. At least for me. This retails for 58$. I’m not sure what the different is between this and the microdermabrasion that came in a previous Boxycharm box-except that one retailed for 80$, still I’ll use it and love it.

I thought I’d heard that the coverFX setting spray was going to be in October’s box as well but I’ll have to recheck that. With just the 2 items, the value is almost 100$!!!

You already know I’ll keep you updated.
Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

Mini Ulta Haul

I hit Ulta yesterday because they’re having their big 21 day sale, and the item on sale for the 3rd couldn’t be passed up!

If you’re unfamiliar with the sale, each day for 21 days certain items are on sale, usually at a 50% discount. The first thing that caught my eye when I walked in was NOT what I came for, but whatever. It’s Ulta. I grabbed the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette for 27$-usual price is 54$. How could I have NOT grabbed that? Exactly.

 

I need another palette like I need a hole in my head but whatever.

I got some unexpected Urban Decay freebies with my purchase:

IMG_3514.JPGSome primer prep spray and the Shadow primer. People swear by the shadow primer, so excited to try it.

Ive been eyeballing this product for a while:

IMG_3515The I Dew Care Disco Kitten Illumination Diamond Peel Off Mask. It’s a metallic white, smells incredible and has rave reviews. I can’t wait to try it! This was 23$.

Finally, the item I came for.

IMG_3516Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum. It’s normally priced at 88$, but was on sale for 44$, plus I had 17.50$ off from my points-so all of this came to 81$, and I saved 88$. I also moved into the Platinum level for money spent there, so win win. Not the biggest haul, but I saved so much money and got some high priced stuff for not so high price. Then we went to Warwick RI for school shopping for my 16 year old and it was a horrific zoo.

Hope everyone’s having a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

!!Boxycharm Product Spoilers!!

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Hello, my Lovelies-have I got some great Spoilers for you! I don’t know when these will appear in your Boxycharm subscriptions (except for the MAC brow pencil in September) but they’ll all be worth it.

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CoverFX Immuminating Setting Spray-I’m PSYCHED for this! One I found my absolute favorite brands, the foundation, drops, and setting powder are bomb, and I’ve heard great things about the setting spray. Full size retails for 31$.

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter-one of the most popular and gorgeous highlighters on the market, Becca is known for their excellent highlighters. I don’t know which shade we’ll be getting, but whatever they send will be beautiful. These retail for 38$.

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Tarte Tartiest Quick Dry Lip Paint-tarte’s amazing liquid lippies. Again not sure of the shade, but it’ll be purty. Retails for 20$.

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Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint mascara-another great pick from tarte. Boxycharm has just been tarte-crazy lately and that’s ok with me. Retails for 23$.

And there you have it! You know I’ll post more as I find out.

What are you looking forward to?

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

Boxycharm Brand Spoilers!

Here are some brands that will be in Boxycharm subscriptions in September thru December 2017!!

-MAC

-Becca

-CoverFX

-more tarte

-Dr Brandt

The last Dr Brandt was the microdermabrasion that retails for 80$-I love it and use it 3x a week, faithfully.

CoverFX is one of my favorite brands, they have the most amazing setting powder.

What do you think about these brands being in your Boxycharm?

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

August Ipsy Glam Bag

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As you can see, I got a gold bag instead of the usual pink bag this month….interesting….

It’s a new program Ipsy is launching-its called Ipsy Cash, and it’s a beauty rewards program where you get literal cash back for every purchase you make, either in a paper check or to your PayPal. There’s a catalogue type thing with all sorts of beauty products, and it explains how the rewards program works. I’m sure everyone will eventually get it.

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So any way, the theme for the month is “Good Vibes Only”. There are 3 different Glam bag styles this month, this is the one I got:

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It’s cute-it’s a faux leather feel, the inside is lined with a purple fabric.

My first item this month:
A True Spring Green Tea Watery Calming Cream

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It’s got a nice light scent, and isn’t heavy or great. The bottle says “Heritage in France, Rediscovered in Korea”. I’m not sure what that means.

Next we have Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum with Hyaluronic Acid:

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It’s got sort of an orange-y scent, and I’ve never used a Serum so I’ll let you know 😉

Next, an SL MissGlam x Ipsy precise blending brush. This was the item I had requested for the month as well-

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It’s cute! Nice teal color, the bristles are soft-seems like a nice little brush, plus I am always down for some new brushes.

I’ve got the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara in Big Is The New Black

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Sorry about the flash-dumb iPhone decided it was very necessary. What sucks is that my lashes suck so bad that even the best mascara on the planet does not help them. I can’t really tell a fabulous one from a shitty one because my lashes are just that puny, thin, and sparse. My lower lashes dont exist. Life is hard, y’all.

Last but not least, Seraphine Botanicals Liquid Coal Waterproof Liquid Liner in black, obvie-

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This is full size and retails for 22$. It’s actually a really nice pen liner. I find these much easier than the wand liners.

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It’s got a great fine line, easy to maneuver.

And there you have it! I’m pleased with this month’s bag. I’ve been subscribing to Ipsy since January and in the past 6 months, they have REALLY stepped it up. Love them.

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Talk soon, Lovelies
-Allie

Coming Soon To A Sephora, Ulta, or Walgreens Near You

This fall is bringing a TON of new brands to various stores, and they are mighty exciting, Lovelies.

First, new at Sephora this fall you will see:

ColourPop
Volution
Tom Ford Beauty
Moon Juice
Antonym

And the highly anticipated makeup line from Rihanna, Fenty Beauty, hits Sephora shelves Sept. 18.

I am THRILLED to see ColourPop in Sephora. Y’all know how I feel about ColourPop.

Ulta will be bringing you:

Frank Body
Dose of Colors

And Memebox, makers of Disco Kitten Diamond Peel-off Mask, which is so sold out, its nearly impossible to get. They have several other must have products, but Disco Kitten is probably the most recognized.

And lastly, the brands you’ll be seeing on Walgreens shelves this fall:

Sleek MakeUP-usually found in the U.K., this affordable and pretty awesome brand has been slowly creeping over to our shores. They have to die for highlighting palettes.

NYX- I thought NYX was at Walgreens but it’s definitely not. But not for long!

There you have it, Lovelies. It’s going to be an amazing fall.

Talk soon, Lovelies

Allie

July Ipsy Bag Review

My July Ipsy Glam Bag made it FINALLY-although the pink sparkly envelope had seen much better days, it was literally opened and taped shut, but nothing was missing. Thanks FedEx.

The bag this month is adorable-its this Japanese pop culture little fried egg guy named Gudetama. Apparently, he’s lazy, somewhat depressed, unfazed, and unmotivated.

Front:

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Back:

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Even the zipper’s given up:

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The inside is lined with a bright yellow liner, which I love.

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Hubs is disturbed by the fact the the yolk has a butt. 😳 This bag is sturdy, it feels really well made. Not that they usually aren’t.

Ok! Onto the goodies!

First goodie: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel

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It’s obviously sample size-it’s got a refreshing scent and I’m excited to try it. This was the product I requested this month.
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Ofra single pan shadow in Gold Rush-

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I love Ofra shadows and Gold Rush does not disappoint. I’ll be adding her to my Z Palette today-retails for 6$ and here’s a swatch:

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Next, Seraphine Botanicals Ginger and Gold Peach and Gold Frosting Blush-

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Now this…this is a gorgeous peachy/gold blush, not too heavy or shimmery.

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It’s got ginger, chamomile, lychee, and mangosteen extracts as well. Retails for 14$. Swatched:

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It’s actually not as light as it looks in this photo-it’s really pretty.
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I was hoping I’d get this, and was so happy it was in the bag.

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Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. It smells AMAZING. There is, however, one MAJOR disappointment with this:

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Seriously? I mean, I get that this is a trial/sample size-.33 oz or 10ml which is about 2 tsp, but I mean….no. I’m putting this on IG too. No shame. I’m looking forward to trying it-if there’s enough.
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Last but not least, Chella Eyebrow Cream in Tantalizing Taupe

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This pen type packaging is cool, on one end you have a tapered, thin eyebrow brush:

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Then, on the other end, in the cap, is the eyebrow cream:

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You dip the brush in the cream (which feels a little more powdery then creamy, but whatever). I haven’t tried it on my brows yet, but judging by the swatch I think I’ll like it:

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This size retails for 24$-not bad, Ipsy!
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And I got one extra goodie with my Ipsy points!

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Real human hair, y’all. I haven’t decided how I feel about that. Like, exactly WHO’S hair is this? 😳 I’ll get over it I’m sure.

So there it is-the July Ipsy Glam Bag. This is probably one of my favorite bags-Ipsy has been gradually upping their game. The actual bag is adorable, and I feel like I got 3 full size products-the shadow, blush, and brow cream. If they’re not full size, they’re pretty darn close, and all for 10$. Brava, Ipsy.

Thoughts?

***Ipdate**** (get it? Ipsy update?) I tweeted a photo of my almost-empty Caudalie, Ipsy contacted me and are sending me another. I thought that was pretty great customer service.

What was in your bag?

Talk soon, Lovelies
-Allie