Weekly Recap to April 2nd to 8th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, April 2nd – Monthly Empties March 2018

Empties March 2018

Wednesday, April 4th – Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner

Friday, April 6th – Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gifts 2018

My birthday was on Friday, and most of the day involved me being curled on the couch with a blanket, my Ipad, Kindle and Netflix. I got hit with a terrible chest cold, so instead of going out for a birthday meal as originally planned, we ended up getting sushi to go from my fave little place.

All of the birthday wishes on various social media channels helped lift my spirits, so thank you!

We were supposed to go to Mr. A’s family’s place for a birthday brunch, but decided to postpone as I was still quite ill, and did not want to risk infecting them. So we will be celebrating with them next weekend instead. Surely by then I’ll no longer feel like death warmed over!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original blog posts for product disclosures, all are identified.

 

Sephora Birthday Gifts 2018

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This year Sephora added more choices for their Beauty Insider 2018 Birthday Gift Selections – there is a Glam Glow Clearing Treatment and Moisturizer Set, a Bite Beauty Lip Set and a Bumble and Bumble Shampoo and Conditioner Set.

Of course I picked the Bite Beauty Lip Set! Info in italics taken from the Sephora website.

Bite Beauty Lip Set - Sephora Birthday Gifts 2018

Mini Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai, Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé, and Agave Lip Treatment Sample Duo

Bite Beauty Lip Set - Sephora Birthday Gifts 2018

A kit of lip essentials made with good-for-you ingredients. Experience high-pigment, creamy color in two exclusive shades with a moisture-rich lipstick and lip crayon. Exfoliate with a conditioning scrub, then soothe with a hydrating balm.

Bite Beauty Lip Set - Sephora Birthday Gifts 2018

  • .05oz/ 1.55 g Mini Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai
  • .031oz/ .89 g Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé
  • .018oz/ .50 g Agave Lip Balm
  • .018oz/ .50 g Agave Sugar Lip Scrub

Bite Beauty Lip Set - Sephora Birthday Gifts 2018

Both the Mini Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai and the Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé are perfect shades for me. And I didn’t already own either shade!

I’ve been saving the Agave Lip Balm and Agave Sugar Scrub to use today (my actual birthday) – and wow, I need to get my hands a the full sizes ASAP!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Annual Beauty Insider free birthday gift from Sephora.

 

 

 

 

 

Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2017

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So as you all probably know Sephora has a Beauty Insider program and one of the perks is that you get a little gift on your birthday. There was a choice between a mini makeup set from Tarte, or a skincare set from Caudalie. I chose the Tarte set.

In it you have a mini Amazonian Clay Blush in the shade Paaarty (the mini is 1.5g / 0.05oz, and a full size blush is 5.6g / 0.20oz) and a mini Tarteist Lip Paint in the shade Birthday Suit (mini is 1ml / 0.034oz, full size is 6lm / 0.20oz).

I love the Amazonian Clay Blushes as they are highly pigmented, and long wearing. The shade works perfectly on my for a very natural flush.

The Tarteist Lip Paint is very comfortable on my lips, but personally I think that the shade is a little too pale nude on me. It swatches much darker on my arm then it does on my lips. I prefer more pink toned nude shades for me.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Sephora Beauty Insider Membership Birthday Gift perk.