Weekly Recap March 19th to 25th

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

Monday, March 19th – Sample Testing First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint Review

Wednesday, March 21st – Wet n Wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder Review

Friday, March 23rd – Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions March 2018

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original blog post for disclosures.

Sample Testing – First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint

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Last weekend I popped into Sephora to try to get samples of two tinted SPF products – the First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint with Goji Berry and the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream. They didn’t have the Juice Beauty one at my Sephora store, so I only got to test out the Skin Tint from First Aid Beauty. [info in italics taken from Sephora website]

First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint (Fair)

What it is:
A weightless skin tint that imparts buildable color while protecting against pollution and environmental aggressors. 

If you want to know more…
This weightless complexion fluid instantly adds natural-looking color to help even skin tone, conceal imperfections, and create a flawless look, while helping protect against the harmful effects of urban pollution. The superfood-powered formulation contains antioxidant-rich ingredients—including goji berry, astaxanthin, and vitamin C—to help shield skin from environmental aggressors, anti-pollution active ingredient alteromonas ferment extract, and pure mineral zinc oxide to help protect skin from photo-aging. This ultra-light, breathable fluid glides easily and effortlessly onto skin for simple, brush-free, buildable coverage. 

First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint (Fair)

I did a 24 hour patch test on my wrist, and since there was no reaction, I decided to test the Skin Tint this week instead of using my foundation. It is available in four shades – Fair, Light, Medium and Tan. Because I am still winter pale, I got my sample in Fair. Shade-wise it is a perfect match for me right now, but for the summer, I would probably use Light.

The coverage is light, and very natural looking, so if you prefer medium to full coverage, then this is not the one for you. I wore it with my usual under eye concealer with no problems. The finish is a little on the dewy side, so it might not work for oily skins without powder (I used my Milani powder). The first two times I used the Skin Tint, I really loved how this made my skin look and feel.

First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint (Fair)

The third time that I tried the Skin Tint, I noticed that it made my skin look really dry and flaky looking – no matter how much blending I did it clung to my skin terribly! I had to wash it off because I could not make it look nice. If you have dry skin, this is probably not the one for you as it clings to dry patches and looks terrible.

I exfoliated that night, and tried the Skin Tint out again the next day, and it looked great. My skin is less prone to dryness in the warmer months, so the cling problem likely will not be an issue for me.

First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint

Will I buy the full size? I’m not sure. I would like to try out a few more before committing to a full size. Do you have any recommendations for cruelty-free tinted SPF products -moisturizer, BB or CC creams?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a free sample from Sephora.



September 2017 Empties

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Today I have my monthly empties – I’m pretty happy with the amount that I managed to finish this month. Some are sample-sized and some are full sized.

Sept 2017 Empties

Briogeo Curl Charisma (leave in defining creme sample size) – I have a full size of this already and love it. The original review is here.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer (sample size) – I think that I got this either from Ipsy or from Sephora. I really liked this moisturizer, it is light and hydrating. I’ve never reviewed this one.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector (full size) – I already repurchased this, I use it daily and it helps hide my dark circles. The original review is here.

Sept 2017 Empties

Schmidt’s Deodorant Lavender Tips Sensitive Skin Formula (full size) – I love this natural deodorant. It is baking soda free so it doesn’t trigger a reaction. I’m using up a few deodorants right now, but plan on repurchasing this one. Review is here.

Biokem Purifying Shampoo with Grapefruit Seed (full size, PR sample) – This was a great clarifying shampoo, it lathered well and smelled amazing. If I could buy this locally, I would repurchase. Review is here.

Sept 2017 Empties

Ingenium Naturals Sensi-Net Exfoliate (full size / PR sample) – I really liked this facial scrub, it worked well for my sensitive skin. I have a few scrubs to use up, so I won’t be purchasing a new one for awhile. Review is here.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Daily Defense Cream SPF17 (full size / PR sample) – I love the sunscreens from MyChelle Dermaceuticals! I still have a few more sunscreens from MyChelle in my stash so I don’t need to repurchase yet. Review is here.

NuWorld Botanicals Sun-Kissed Skin Facial Oil (full size / PR sample) – This is a beautiful facial oil, but I have several to use up in my stash, so I won’t be purchasing a replacement right now. Review is here.

Sept 2017 Empties

Pur-Lisse Blue Lotus Eye Serum (sample size) – I got this in the loot bag from the 2016 Ipsy Genereation Beauty Event. This was a nice eye cream, but I have a few in my stash to use up, so I won’t be purchasing a full size of this. Review is here.

Herbivore Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask (sample size) – I absolutely loved this mask! It is on my list to purchase once I finish up a few more masks in my stash. Review is here.

Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask (sample size) – Another mask that I really love. It works similar to the Herbivore one for my skin. Review is here.

There you have it! All the stuff I’ve managed to use up this month. Did you finish up much? Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This post contains some PR samples – all are identified.


Ipsy Glam Bag March 2017 Unboxing / First Impressions

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Yes, you read that right, this is my March Ipsy Glam Bag unboxing. Why? Because my March bag got lost in the mail, and they sent out a replacement bag and it arrived after my April Glam Bag! Ipsy CS had warned me that I might not get the products that were picked for me in my first bag, but surprisingly enough, everything in the replacement bag was what I was originally supposed to receive.

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Bag design: pale pink fold over type bag, with the face having a honeycomb textured weave, and with the back being plain. It is a cute bag. The month’s theme was “You are Beautiful”.

Product #1: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer (cruelty free)

Ipsy Glam Bag Mar 2017

I’m super happy to get this one, I’ve used it before I started blogging and I remember liking it. I’m saving it for my summer vacation, so I won’t be opening it until then.

Product #2: Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Rosé (cruelty free)

Ipsy Glam Bag Mar 2017

At first glance it appears to be nearly the same shade as Birthday Suit (in the 2017 Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift). But I like this shade better. I’ve swatched them side by side for comparison.

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2017

Product #3: Marc Anthony Deep Repair Aloe and Jasmine Conditioning Treatment

Ipsy Glam Bag Mar 2017

I own other products from Marc Anthony that have the not tested on animals logo on the packaging, so something must have changed on the past year since this one does not, nor do other products that I’ve looked at recently. I really don’t like the scent of jasmine in most products, but thankfully the aloe vera makes this passable scent-wise for me. I haven’t done more than just sniff this. I might pass it onto someone…

Product #4: Elizabeth Mott Blending Brush (cruelty free)

Ipsy Glam Bag Mar 2017

I love getting brushes in my Ipsy Glam Bag. This is a cute little blending brush. I wish that the handle was a bit longer, but that is just a personal preference thing.

Product #5: Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow in Marisa (cruelty free)

Ipsy Glam Bag Mar 2017

This is so tiny! The outer packaging made it look like we were getting a nice sized pan, but it is so mini!


So there you have it, it is a pretty good bag, for March.

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Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.