Ipsy June 2017 | Volume Up

*Cost $10 a month. It contains 5-6 Beauty and makeup samples, sometimes even full size items.

This month theme is Volume up. 

The bag is really cute. It is made out of a very nice quality fabric. I would purchase this makeup bag on its own! 

Beauty for Real I-Line “Chocolate Fix” Full Size


I have tried a few other products from the brand Beauty For Real, and love them. This is just an automatic eye liner, in a brown shade.


I prefer brown over black when rich lining, but these bags always send black liner. I am glad to have a brown. It is a very smooth liner!

The Balm Cosmetics Balm Springs Blush Sample


These little samples are hard to actually use a blush, I think anyway. 

The shade is a pretty cool pink tone. I think it’ll look nice on my fair skin.


Very buttery formula.

NYX Whipped “Plush” Full Size


* I believe this maybe full size, correct me if I’m wrong.*

The formula applies nicely. But, it does dry on the crumbly side.


It is a very pretty shade. Should pair well with the Blush I got.

City Color Shimmer Shadows “Cheers to Life” Fullsize 


This product makes me think a lot of those larger single pan shadows that Morphe has ( I think it’s Morphe). They are extremely pigmented! 


You have to work with them to get them to lay easily, well I had to at least! Once you get the hang of that the patchiness goes away. 

BioRepublic “Aloe Rescue” and “Green Tea Detox” Sheet Masks


I am in love with sheet masks! I use to hate them😂

The Green Tea Detox Mask will be great after a long week, to pull the impurities from the skin. The “Aloe Rescue ” mask is going to be awesome after swimming and spending time at the lake all day! 

I am pretty happy with this bag! The only thing I probably won’t use is the Blush sample, just because it is difficult to use! 

What did you get in your Ipsy bag? Comment below! Thank you for reading, I really hope you enjoyed it!

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Petit Vour | June 2017

*This box Retails for $15 a month. It contains luxury, cruelty free, vegan, and clean beauty product samples*


Mai Couture Vitamin C and E Skin Care Blotting Sheets (Retails for $10)

I have used regular blotting sheets from Mai Coture and they were nice. I am sure these will work just as well. 

It is pretty neat that they are infused with SkinCare benefits. 

Nui Body Coconut Oil Makeup Remover wipes $4 (Retail $15 full size)

Can’t go wrong with natural makeup remover. This came with two pads to try it out.

“Pure coconut oil and organic essential oils will leave your skin flawless and glowing. This relaxing blend of coconut oil, geranium and lavender essential oils slows premature aging while soothing the mind”

Modern Minerals Lip Creme Tint “Fuscia” (Retails $20)


This is a really pretty shade for summer. The formula is light weight and easy to apply, making it great for hot weather! The formula is infused with lotus wei flower essence and gem stone energy. 

My Daughter Fragrances Bloom 23 $2.50 (Retails $85, full size)

I actually really enjoy these little perfume samples. I may actually consider spending the $85 for the full size, I am in love with the scent. It is extremely floral. 

It is said to have linen, rich vanilla, and soft ylang ylang. It is it is meant to create a light, clean, and clear smell. I definitely agree.

I really enjoyed this months Box! Well worth the $15.

What did you think of the products in this months Petit Vour box? Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed it!

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Target Beauty Box June 2017 | Hello Sunshine 

*not a monthly box, have to catch it when it goes up! This one was priced at $7*

Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Sunscreen 


It’s summer time, so sunseeen is a must have. I like the Hawaiian tropic brand, everything always smells so good and this Island sport is not exception! 

John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Salt Spray


I have have that is naturally pretty wavy, so I love using Sea Salt spray in my hair! I used to love the Josh Frieda Blonde line, but quite because it is not cruelty free. 

Masque Bar Soothing Sheet Mask


I am with out a doubt addicted t sheet masks. This one is meant to hydrate and smooth skin. Giving you a healthier complexion.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Treatment 


This is a cult favorite product that I have yet to try. Aussie is not cruelty free, but it is something I have always wanted to try. This is a fantastic travel size for a deep conditioner as well.

Schick Hydro Silk Women’s Razor


With the price of those box, you are essentially paying a dollar for this razor… hell yeah! Razors can be super expensive.

Sinful Colors Nail Polish “Island Coral”


This isn’t exactly my color, but you can’t beat a full sized nail polish. I will probably paaa this onto a friend.

NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer “medium”


A NYX Concealer for essentially $1!! 

This one is supposed to be infused with coconut oil, and be water proof! I really hope it is light enough for me. I doubt it though, I am fairly fair. 

That’s it for this months Box, I can’t wait to see what next months holds!

Thank you so much for reading and I really hope you enjoyed this post!

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Target Beauty Box June 2017 | Fathers Day Edition

*not a monthly box, have to catch it when released, this one way $7.*

Father’s Day is coming up, so Target took the opportunity to also offer a men’s box this month. It contains 7 items. That makes everything $1 an item! 


Nivea Men Creme

This is something my SO has tried before and loves. He hates buying stuff like this though, because my grandmother stock piles with coupons and he gets alternatives through that. 

Specifically designed for men, this multipurpose Creme moisturizes without feeling greasy. 

Olivina Men All-in-1 Body Wash

The scent included is Burbon Ceder. I am personally in love with the scent. My SO likes it as well. It is warm and earthy, but not overly masculine. I would use it, honestly! It’s a great travel size as well. 

Schick Hydro 5 Men’s Razor

Razors are expensive. That’s all I have to say. 

Dove Men + Care Elemnets Deodorant 

I think this travel deotorant is larger than the travel Sizes at the store! It is scented with sage a smells great. It claims to protect from odor and sweat for 48 hours. I’m sure he will get use out of this.

Colgate Optic White Radiant Tooth Paste

This is supposed to be a fantastic tooth paste. Who can’t use tooth paste!? 

Everything aside, I have already stole this from him and started using it 😂 Swiped!!

Yes to Natural Men Cleansing Wipes

We do a lot of hiking and camping during the summers. I am sure these will ended up used during a trip. I have seen a lot of products like this meant for men lately! 

AXE Adrenaline Cool Charge Body Wash

I think my SO will enjoy this, but I really dislike mint. It is mint and ginger scented. It is a nice travel size though.

This post was a tiny bit different! I hope you enjoyed it, thank you for reading!!

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What’s inside: Ipsy Spring to Summer Skincare 

*This bundle is no longer available, but I still thought it was neat to share* 

I may have become addicted to Ipsy offers! I got this one for $15, they have some pretty cool ones now as well! 


Beenigma All in One Face Cream

I have heard Tati “Glam Life Guru” talk a lot about this Face Cream. Honestly, I am scared to use it because of the Bee Venom… Might end up in a give away, might go to a friend. 


DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

This is going to be nice for travel. Probably isn’t cruelty free though. I should stop buying these Ipsy things, because not everything is cruelty free…even though the Beenigma claims to be..

Anyway, cleansing oils are nice, so this will come in handy. (Maybe).


Honey belle Exfoliating Sea Salt Facial Bar with oatmeal

Y’all this soap smells fantastic, I can not wait to use it!! I wish it didn’t have goat milk though. 

It is a nice sized 2oz bar.


Manefit honey and lavender face masks

I love sheet masks (I use to hate them), and these both sound great. Everything about them is in a language I can’t read though. I’m sure I can look them up.

Global Beauty Care Collagen Mask

This claims to be a spa treatment mask. To me it looks like something from a discount store,  but don’t judge a book by its cover. I am contemplating passing this one along to my mom.

That’s all that came with the bundle! I probably wouldn’t pay $15 for it again, but it will be fun to try some new Skincare.

I really hope you enjoyed this post! What is your all time favorite Skincare product, comment below?

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May 2017 Beauty Empties

This month I am not going to be doing a video this month, so I am going to try to relay all my thoughts on these products through a post, wish me luck! 😂


Marshmallow Fireside Wall Flower: This scent was really nice and warm. I am trying not to purchase from Bath and body works any longer.

Repurchase: Probably not.

Molly Rose Lip Scrub: I love lip scrubs and I got this one in a vegan Cuts box. I really dislike the packaging of this though. I have tried other products from this small company and I really want to try more! 

Repurchase: No, because of the packaging. 

Ralph Lauren Tender Romance Sample: I hated this. The smell did not mix well with my body chemistry. Would not purchase.

Smash box Photo Finish Primer: I have a million samples of this primer, and I love it. But, it is really expensive…

Repurchase: Nope, too expensive.

Pacifica Transcendent Concealer Light: This is the lightest shade, but it is sadly too dark for me. It is also pretty oily.

Repurchase: No, it’s much too dark for me.


Men Degree Dry Protection: This is a Josiah empty! He liked it enough I guess. 😂 he did purchase a different one though. 


Sexx Bomb bath bomb: I got this at Mel’s Candles and I love it!!! It smells great and made my skin feel amazing.

Essence Clear Mascara: I used this to set my brows, it was alright.

Repurchase: Maybe after I go through the tons of  Brow gel I have now. 

Cover girl Clump Crusher Mascara: Another non-cruelty free item down!

Repurchase: Nope, it is not cruelty free. 

Odacite black cumin and cajeput serum sample: This sample came in a Petit Vour box. It was nice, but I don’t think I was able to use it enough to form any type of impression of it.

Purchase: Probably not, it is a little pricey.


I actually didn’t use up any of these three products, they were just expired. Would not purchase any of it again..

Proactive products: I didn’t like either of these products. They really irritated my skin. They are so old I do not even remember how I came about owning them. 

L’Oréal Smooth intense Cream: This product made my hair really oily, and I was not a big fan of the scent it had.


Tuscan Hills Vanila Almond Sugar Scrub: This was part of a set I got for Christmas from my best friend. It smelt amazing! But, this was just a Gel with what felt like beads in it… no Scrub to it at all.

Repurchase: No, it didn’t do anything.

Pai Rose Hip Serum: I have heard a lot of hype about this Serum, I have a review coming up soon, so I am not going to say anymore!

Ulta Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads: I got these as a freebie. They were perfect for travel! 

Purchase: Yes! Awesome product. 

Aloepure Time Repair Serum: I got this in a BoxyCharm and it lasted me quite a while. I loved it for day and night.

Repurchase: I have a ton of moisturizer to go through right now, but maybe I will repurchase this one from aloe pure once I make a dent in my back stock.

Herbal Transdermal Deep Pore Mineral Toner: I got this Toner in a Vegan Cuts box and love it! I am so sad it is all gone.

Repurchase: Yes, best toner I have used.

Pocket Back Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin: the smell of this, omg, it is perfect. But, BBW is on my no shop list 😢. 

Stink Bug Naturals Tangerine Spice Deodorant: The smell of this is really sweet, but still spicy. Unfortunately, it did not help me keep my underarm odor at bay. But, I have heard there is a transition period of detox that your pits go through when changing to natural deodorant. 

Repurchase: Maybe, once I go through the few I have. 


BBW Sensual Body Wash: The smell of this soap is delicious. Unfortunately, my skin didn’t like it and it broke me out.

Repurchase: No.

Batiste dry shampoo “bare”: I want to try other dry shampoos. This one is good, I just want to try something new. What is your favorite dry shampoo?

Repurchase: yes, but later down the road. 

Dove Dry Spray Deodorant: This was my last non natural Deodorant!!! I’m glad it is gone, I did not like it. I only used it at night because it did literally nothing.

Repurchase: Nope.


Luxe by Mr. Bubble bubble bath: I went through a faze and fell back in love with the Mr. Bubble bubble bath. I bought a ton of stuff from their adult line. 

Repurchase: No, I am having too much fun with bath products from small and natural companies.

Studio 34 nail polish remover: Works fine. 

Repurchase: if it is the cheapest one when I need a new bottle.

L’Oréal Ever Pure Moisture Shampoo: I got this line from Influenster. It was nice. I have a really itchy scalp, this actually helped. 

Repurchase: No, L’Oréal is not cruelty free.

Suave Coconut Conditioner: This is what Josiah was using as a conditioner and I used it as a shave cream.

Repurchase: No, my grandma stick piles shampoo and conditioner, I just use what I am gifted. 


Baby wipes: I get these for a dollar and use them to remove swatches. Not much to say about them. 

Repurchase: Maybe when I run out of the wipes I’m using now. 

Konjac Sponge Co. Sponge: This was probably the best konjac sponge I have used. It was infused with charcoal.

Repurchase: already have! 

Briogeo Don’t Dispair Repair Hair Mask: I like this product a lot, and have gone through a ton of samples. I have an old review of it actually! 

Purchase: Probably not, there is a cheaper one I like just as much! 

Treseme Beautiful Volune Shampoo and Conditioner: I went through some of these samples last month as well. I don’t like this system for my hair type. 

Purchase: No.

Living Proof Restore Hair Treatment: I had heard good things about this treatment, but it did nothing for me. Smelled nice though.

Purchase: No.


Epielle Charcoal Sheet Mask: I got a pack of these for $2 at Big Lots. I had some in my Empties last month as well. 

Repurchase: Maybe, if I find out the brands CF status. 

Yes to Cucumbers Calming Mask: this mask had a really strong chemical smell, and it made my nose super red…

Repurchase: No

Yes to Tomatoes Skin Clearing Mask: I am really enjoying this sheet mask. It works great for hormonal break outs.

Repurchase: Already have. 

Ulta Anti Aging Papaya Mask: I enjoyed this mask, it fit really well.

Repurchase: not this specific one.

That’s everything I used up this month!! 

What did you use up this month? What is your favorite dry shampoo? Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed it.

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Petit Vour May 2017| Be Bold Be Kind

* Petit Vour is a cruelty free, vegan, and natural beauty box. It retails for $15 per month. 

I am really excited that I finally got my May Petit Vour box! It is a nice little treat. It is usually the last subscription box I receive each month.


HAN SkinCare Cosmetics Eyeshadow “Sunset”$13

I have another shadow from HAN and I love it. This one is just as pigmented and buttery as the other. In my opinion, a shade like this makes a great one shadow look. 


I love that this box usually includes one cosmetic product a month. It really helps when building a natural makeup collection. 


Mullein & Sparrow Facial Mist Toner $8 (Full Size $36)

“Condition and prepare skin for absorption to empower your Skincare ritual. Formulated with organic botanicals to keep skin luminous and supple while supporting homeostasis. To use, lightly mist onto face or into hands and gently press onto the skin.”

I love face mists. They make me feel very relaxed and refreshed. I have really been wanting to try Mullein and Sparrow as well!


Juara Java Plum and Avocado nourishing face masks $6 ( full size $38)

“A nutrient-rich combination of Avocado Oil, Java plum, banana and mango deeply hydrates soothes, and plumps skin, leaving behind a soft, dewy complexion.”

This sounds like the perfect summer mask. I have high hopes for it, I have a hand and nail cream from Juara that I really enjoy.


Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower oil $5 ($73 Full Size)

This sounds perfect. After a stressful day of work? The perfect way to end the night. By the way, I have already smelled it and it smells amazing! 

Petit Vour killed it this month! I am excited to try every single thing!

Thank you so much for reading, I really hope you loved this post ❤️ what is your favorite natural beauty product? 

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