Jan 31
2018

January 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag Review

It’s still technically January so I can still post this! Today I have my very late January 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag with five items that I have been using over the past little while.

Before we get to the items, let’s take a look at the actual bag. The January 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag is a blue mesh bag with lime green and pink accents. It has a sporty-chic 80’s aerobic vibe which I have to admit I am into.

The January 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag has an 80's neon aerobic vibe!

The January 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag has an 80’s neon aerobic vibe!

What was in the January 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag?

The Coffee Scrub in Coconut: This exfoliating body scrub is right up my alley. I love coffee, I love coconut, and I love body scrubs. I have never tried this brand but I really like it a lot. I find scrubs like this one (similar to Frank Body scrubs) are a bit messy but I enjoy using them so I don’t mind

Vasanti Cosmetics Kajal Waterline Eyeliner in Intense Black: I can’t recall how many black liners I have gotten in an Ipsy bag, but here is another one. Although I haven’t tried the brand I will probably just pass this along to a friend because I don’t need another one.

Preventive Measures 101 After Hours Lip Balm: This is a passion-fruit scented lip balm and in this Canadian Winter weather I can always use another balm. I like the scent and it doesn’t feel greasy, slimy, or too thick to wear.

Swatches of the Hola Neon Liquid Lipstick (top) and The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer (bottom)

Swatches of the Hola Neon Liquid Lipstick (top) and The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer (bottom)

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick in shade DF: This matte liquid lipstick is a really nice shade. It claims to be mauve but I find it quite deeper in colour. I think it would be a great Fall colour and I do like the light smooth formula.

The Balm Cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer: This highlight has had rave reviews all over the beauty blogging world and I have never tried it until now. I love The Balm and even though they have quite tiny sample pans, I am thrilled to finally have this famous highlighter.

Final Thoughts

Overall I love The Coffee Scrub and Mary-Lou Manizer, and am pretty pleased with the lip balm and liquid lipstick as some nice basics. I could pass on the repetitive black eyeliner but in general this bag was decent. Two loves, two likes, and one pass. Not bad for the January 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag but I do look forward to seeing what February can bring.

Jan 17
2018

Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set

Today I have a mini set of Fenty Beauty products to show you. This is the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set, which includes a mini size of the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in the shade Hu$tla Baby and the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in the shade Fenty Glow. I was very curious about both of these items so this mini duo was a great way to try them out without breaking the bank.

The Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set

The Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set

Fenty Beauty has been getting a lot of notice since it launched, and many people seem to love both of these products. I had heard the highlight was great and that the lip gloss was super flattering, so I was very excited to check this out.

I have to say I do love the packaging of both items in the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set. I love the angular shape and the simple chic look. The Gloss Bomb is in a really neat tube and I like that I can see so much of the product. It has a very large wand as well which is nice, and the packaging looks luxurious. The hexagon highlighter packaging is really neat too and I like the simple white, cool shape, and edgy lettering.

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter and Gloss Bomb

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter and Gloss Bomb

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in shade Hu$tla Baby

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in shade Hu$tla Baby

In the pan the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter has a peachy hue to it, but in my swatch it comes out more champagne. I like it a lot and think it is a pretty shade, but for all the hype I had been hearing I was expecting something to blow me away. It’s a nice highlighter and I will definitely use it, but it is much more wearable and everyday than I thought it might be. That isn’t a bad thing so I am still glad I got it in the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set.

Swatches of the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in shade Hu$tla Baby and Gloss Bomb in shade Fenty Glow

Swatches of the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in shade Hu$tla Baby and Gloss Bomb in shade Fenty Glow

The Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer was really lovely. It smells like the Too Faced Lip Injection gloss – a fruity strawberry scent. It has some shimmer and a really pretty neutral colour, which is meant to look good on everyone. I do think it looked good on me (I have worn it a few days now) but even in photos on Sephora’s site it looks practically clear on the models. It has some shimmery flecks which I loved, and gave my lips a really beautiful full look, but it has very little actual colour to it. It’s a gorgeous gloss or topper for sure, and I love the smooth and light formula, but again it didn’t wow me like I had hoped.

Overall the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set was a nice way to try out two popular products, and I am glad that I purchased it. Both items were much more toned down than I had expected, but they are good quality items and products I did like, so I will continue wearing both. I think I was expecting Rihanna level glam when in reality these are more like go-to everyday basics.

Dec 14
2017

25 Days of Beauty: The Next Five

Julep Blank Canvas Mattifying Primer

I recently posted about my first five products I picked for my own little beauty advent calendar for 25 Days of Beauty, and today I have the next five items. I already posted these on Instagram but this gives me a little more room to expand on the items and why I chose them. Let’s jump right into it!

Day 6) Julep Beauty Blank Canvas Mattifying Treatment Primer: I love how smooth and creamy this primer feels. It is super soft to apply and makes mys kin feel baby soft, and it keeps some of my shine away. It doesn’t get rid of it entirely, but it definitely helps the longevity of my makeup and keeping my T zone less shiny through the day and night.

Day 7) 7th Heaven Charcoal Peel-Off Face Mask: This mask helps to purify and detoxify skin, and I love the peel-off method. It leaves my skin feeling clear and refreshed.

7th Heaven Charcoal Peel-Off Mask

Day 8) Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation: I absolutely love this foundation, for so many reasons! It has a great colour match for me (Sand) and has a lovely formula, matte finish, and yummy peachy scent. I really like this foundation and feel like it lasts for hours and hours while still looking good and controlling my shiny skin.

Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation

Day 9) China Glaze Nail Polish in shade Snow Globe: This one of my favourite holiday/Winter nail polishes to use. I love the iridescent flakes of glitter and it looks amazing over all kinds of colours. It lasts for such a long time without chips and is an easy way to amp up a holiday manicure for a more festive look.

China Glaze shade Snow Globe

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops

Day 10) The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops (Darkening): These darkening drops have been so helpful to me when a foundation is slightly off. I use this with a few different formulas and it never seems to alter the foundation, and it really works to help adjust a shade to suit my skin depending on the season.

These five products have been stand-out items in my collections and I wanted to include them in my own beauty advent calendar for my 25 Days of Beauty. There seemed to be quite a few face products in this batch. Have you tried any of these items? Leave a comment and let me know!

Oct 31
2017

Two of the Winter 2017 FabFitFun spoilers

Good afternoon and Happy Halloween everyone! It is the last day of October and that bring lots of little kids in costumes, tons of candy, and two Winter 2017 FabFitFun Spoilers! Yay!

The first spoiler came out just a few days ago and it is the Kate Sommerville ExfoliKate skincare product. This is an exfoliating scrub packed with ingredients like pineapple, papaya, and pumpkin enzymes. I am personally very excited about this since it sounds awesome and I always love getting high end skincare in these boxes. I have been loving the Dr. Brandt product from another box, and recently got the Whish mask in the last box. I never purchase pricey skin products on my own so I love the pampering feeling when I get something special delivered right to my door in a FabFitFun Box.

Kate Sommerville ExfoliKate

The second item of the Winter 2017 FabFitFun spoilers is a BB Dakota Poncho in one of three colours. There is a black one with grey stripes, a charcoal grey with lighter grey stripes, and a maroon with black and grey blocking. This item is similar again in theme to previous box items like the scarf in the past Fall box, but these are classic items. I never purchase ponchos or blanket scarves for myself but I do look forward to getting a new cozy one in this seasonal subscription. Annual members should be able to choose the colour they want so that is exciting.

One colour option of the BB Dakota Poncho

Overall even though these items are similar to previous boxes, which I can see some people don’t like, I am pretty pleased with them. I think the Winter 2017 FabFitFun spoilers are great so far and I can’t wait to learn more about the upcoming box!

So what do you think so far? If the two Winter 2017 FabFitFun spoilers are intriguing and you want to purchase a box you can use my link below and sign up today!

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Look out for more spoilers coming soon!

 

Photos from FabFitFun community forums.

Oct 17
2017

October 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

Good morning! It has been quite a while since I last wrote a blog post. The Fall came so quick and has been super busy, but I am back on the blogging track now! The first thing to show you is my October 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag!

My October 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

My October 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

Even though last year they did a Halloween theme with the bag, this year was much more subtle. I happen to love it. The October 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag is a maroon shade with lace pattern imprinted. There is a small Halloween hint with the bat on the zipper.

The adorable little bat on the zipper!

Now let’s see what items I got in my October 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag!

Items I got in my October 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

Items I got in my October 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder
  • Skinvolve Phoenician Secret Scrub
  • Tony Moly Peach Hand Cream
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
  • MeMeMe Beautiful Brows Brow Pencil

I haven’t tried any of these items before so this bag was very exciting to open. I love body scrubs and the Skinvolve one is made with coffee and peppermint which are scents I absolutely love. I also love peach things so the Tony Moly cream is awesome. It is pretty small for a hand cream but it’s a good brand and I’m excited to receive it.

The IT Cosmetics powder is pretty popular so that got my interest as well. I typically don’t use a powder to set my makeup but I know I should be, so this works out perfectly.

The Tarte mascara is a classic but I’ve never used it so I am looking forward to that. The last item, the brow pencil, is from a brand I haven’t heard of before but I do want to give it a shot since I have been really focusing on my brows lately. I love that it has a spoolie on one end!

I really like everything I got in my October 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag!

I really like everything I got in my October 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag!

Overall my October 2017 Ipsy Glam Blag is full of five items I am very excited to use. They are all new to me but nothing is too funky or unique. I feel like this bag really suits my likes and matched to my profile very well.

Did you get a Glam Bag this month? Let me know what you got in the comments!

Sep 25
2017

September 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

Does anyone else feel like you just woke up and suddenly it was almost through September? It came so quickly and I feel like summer passed by in a matter of minutes. September means the start of Fall, lots of people going back to school, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and of course my September 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag!

I want to start off by saying that I totally love the bag this month! I love the chic black faux leather studded style. It’s cool but still simple and I can see myself using this for more than just miscellaneous storage.

Check out the September 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag design

Check out the September 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag design

Aside from the cool bag design, I think I got a pretty good bag this month. My September 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag has three full size items which is awesome.

All of the items in my September 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

All of the items in my September 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

The items in my September 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag are the following:

  • ColourPop Comsetics Lippie Stix in shade Glam Bag: This is an exclusive colour created in collaboration with Ipsy. It is a beautiful bold magenta hue and has a matte formula. I love ColourPop Lippie Stix (and liquid lipsticks) and have a bunch already so this was something I knew I would enjoy.
  • Hanalei Papaya Enzyme Powder Cleanser: I have never heard of a powder cleanser but this sounded neat. It’s meant to be a super gentle scrub that is safe for sensitive skin so I will be giving this a try.
  • Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Radiance Primer: This is pretty much a primer mixed with a glowing highlighter so it could be pretty cool. I don’t tend to go for radiant finishes since I already have pretty oily skin but I do like other Smashbox primers so I will give this a chance.
  • Manefit Beauty Planner Masks (2 sheet masks): This was so fun to get two sheet masks that count as one item. One mask is Astringent + Pore Care and the other one is Whitening + Brightening. Unfortunately I did try the Astringent + Pore Care one and though it felt nice on it left my skin very tingly afterwards so it might have been a bit strong for me.
  • Pixi by Petra Fresh Face Blush in shade Beach Rose: This blush has a soft rosy shade and is made with hydrating ingredients like Vitamin E. It’s really pretty and I liked the last Pixi brand items I tried, so I am excited about this blush.
Swatches of the ColourPop Lippie Stix in shade Glam Bag and the Smashbox Radiance Primer

Swatches of the ColourPop Lippie Stix in shade Glam Bag and the Smashbox Radiance Primer

Out of the items in this bag I really love the ColourPop Lippie Stix and Pixi by Petra Blush. The blush swatched nearly invisible on my arm, but on my cheeks it was a nice light rosy tint.

The Hanalei cleanser is a unique product I have never tried and I really like the chance to check out new items each month. The Smashbox primer has me a little skeptical due to my skin type but I love seeing this brand in my Ipsy bag.

Overall I think two items are amazing, one is neat to try (the powder cleanser), and two are so-so (Smashbox and the masks). I would say that is a pretty good verdict for my September 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag, but I think I liked my August bag better.

Did you get a glam bag this month? Let me know what you got in yours or what you think of mine!

Aug 18
2017

My August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

Today I have my August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag to show you. I am really happy with the items I got this month and I like the bag design as well.

The bag had three different styles available which were sent out at random. I got the one that says Good Vibes Only, on a blue, pink, and purple ombre background with a gold tassel zipper pull. I like the look and it is fun for the last month of summer. It does feel a little stiff and plastic-like, and it smells a bit like that too, but I think that will fade quickly.

August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

The items I received in my August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag are the following:

  • Catrice Cosmetics Highlighting Powder in shade Champagne Campaign – this is a full size highlighter that is a lovely light champagne shade. It smells like vanilla and I really like how large the pan size is.
  • CLIV Max Hyaluronic Mask – This Korean face mask is meant to hydrate skin and help with anti-aging. I don’t have dry skin so I haven’t tried this yet but it seems like a neat item.
  • The Balm Cosmetics The Balm Voyage Vol. 2 Eyeshadow in shade Willkommen – This is a tiny eyeshadow sample but I love The Balm so I don’t mind. The shade was one of two possible ones, and I got the caramel shimmery bronze shade which I was really happy with.
  • SLMissGLam T35 Precise Blending Brush – I have never heard of this brand but the brush is super cute and feels pretty soft. I love getting eyeshadow brushes in my bag since this is how i build my collection of tools.
  • Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara – The only other MUFE mascara i have ever tried (Smoky Stretch) was incredible so I was very excited to see this one in my bag. I have too many open mascaras at the moment bus this is the top of my list to try once I finish a current mascara.
Items in my August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

Items in my August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

All in all I think my August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag was a big hit. I am very happy about the mascara, highlighter, brush, and eyeshadow. The mask is neat but not for my skin type so I will be passing that along to a friend. I have 4/5 products that I would absolutely have chosen for myself and am thrilled to have so I definitely consider this month’s bag to be one of my favourites.

A closer look at the eyeshadow, highlighter, and brush in my August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

A closer look at the eyeshadow, highlighter, and brush in my August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

Feel free to browse some of my past Ipsy Glam Bags here!

Aug 16
2017

The Shopper’s Drug Mart Teen Pack: Amazing Deal

Today I have the Shopper’s Drug Mart Teen Pack to talk about, and this is an item that I actually look forward to every year. It comes out just before September as a sort of back to school launch. This pack is such a great value for some everyday drugstore items that people of any age would need.

It seems like it’s aimed at teens, young adults, or students who may be going to dorm rooms in college. I have my own apartment and am long out of school but I still buy one every single year.. There is also one called Gear For Girls which has many similar items with a few changes and there is a Boys Pack as well which I buy for my boyfriend every year.

The Teen Pack from Shopper's Drug Mart is such a great deal!

The Teen Pack from Shopper’s Drug Mart is such a great deal!

This package is only $11.99 Canadian and has over $47 value in it. To buy two or three of these items individually would probably cost me the same $12, so to get all of these pieces in one kit is a really great deal.

Let’s take a look at what’s in the Shopper’s Drug Mart Teen Pack!

Everything in the Teen Pack from Shopper's Drug Mart!

Everything in the Teen Pack from Shopper’s Drug Mart!

  • Dial Hydrating Bodywash in Hibiscus Water scent
  • Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm in Strawberry
  • U by Kotex Fitness Liners (10 count)
  • Dove Intense Repair Shampoo
  • GUM Ora-Clean Toothbrush
  • Shick Quattro For Women 4 Blade Razor
  • GUM Flossers (20 count)
  • Masque Bar Luminizing Charcoal Peel Off Mask
  • Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant in Shea Butter scent
  • Purell Hand Sanitizer Gel mini
  • Pixi by Petra LipLift Max in shade Honey Sheen
  • President’s Choice Facial Tissue (10 count)
  • Dove Moisturizing Beauty Bar Soap (2 count)

All of these items are great staple products. There is a body wash, shampoo, new toothbrush, razor, deodorant, soap…. Almost everything you need for a bathroom restock or your new dorm room bathroom.

Some of my favourites from this kit are the Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm, the Pixi by Petra Lip Lift Max and the Masque Bar Luminizing Charcoal Mask. I also love the Dove shampoo, the Dove soap and the Shick Quattro razor.

My favourites from the Teen Pack

My favourites from the Teen Pack

Overall I think the Shopper’s Drug Mart Teen Pack is super great deal and comes with a lot of good quality everyday items that you can use at home or away at school. . It has a great price tag and some really good brands included. I personally wait for this every year to buy myself one and the boy pack for my boyfriend. I think it’s a really good value and if you haven’t checked it out yet I would definitely suggest stopping by your local Shopper’s Drug Mart to pick one up.

Aug 11
2017

A Few Summer Favourites

Since we only have a few weeks of summer left I decided to share the products I have been continually using and loving so far. Some are new, some are new to me, and some are quite old, but these are the items I have been reaching for day after day in the summer weather. Keep reading to see a few of my summer favourites so far!

A few of my summer favourites that I have been loving lately!

A few of my summer favourites that I have been loving lately!

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer SPF 30 in shade Medium: I’ve had this for a while now and really like it a lot. It’s super light and very creamy, but doesn’t feel thick or heavy to wear. I get light to medium coverage and I like that it has SPF. It doesn’t keep my oily skin completely matte but it does make it significantly better, especially in the summer heat.

Tarte TarteGuard Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30: This is something I have been really loving so far this summer. I got this mini in the Sephora Summer Essentials Kit and it has been a great on-the-go sunscreen. I don’t think there is anything super unique about it but I wanted to include it since I’ve been using it a lot lately.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in shade Paaarty: I keep reaching for this blush and have used it almost every day since I got it in my Sephora birthday gift. It does have quite a lot of pigment and I have to be a little light with my application, but I love the colour and really enjoy using it. I wear this for everyday looks and more glam looks, and can pretty much apply it without even thinking. The shade is a very nice light pink and has a lot of colour, so just a few swirls on my cheeks gives a really great colour payoff.

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer: This is not a new product but it was new to me when I purchased it in a Shopper’s Drug Mart points redemption. I had heard so many people raving about the product, and I love tropical coconut scents, so I knew I had to try it. I have now had this for a few months and have used it almost every single day. I love the light formula, the yummy scent, and the colour it delivers. I use a big fluffy brush and can build up the bronzer to get as much glow as I want. I love using this for light makeup days as well as full faces for evenings. This is probably the one product I have used the most often since the day I got it, and with a makeup bag as big as mine that is a big deal.

Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector with Turmeric: I have used this so much since I got it in my July Julep Maven Box. I love the coverage and it works great as an undereye concealer and for spot concealing. It lasts all day and is easy to apply and blend.

Essence Lash Princess False Effect Mascara: This is such a great product and it’s been one of my go-to mascaras for months now. I love both the Lash Princess Volume and Lash Princess False Effect mascaras equally and they give me incredible results for such an affordable price.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: This is a mini from the Sephora Favorites Lash Stash set and it’s the one I have been using the most. I haven’t yet redeemed my voucher for a full size but this Urban Decay mascara has gotten a ton of use so far.

So there we have it, a few of my summer favourites. I have been really liking these products and reaching for them all very often over the past few months and weeks. I know that my beauty routine will change when Fall comes but for now I am loving these summer favourites and will continue to use them this season.

Jul 12
2017

July Julep Maven Box featuring 2 Brand New Julep Items

This is slightly different than my usual Julep box posts because two of the items I chose for my July Julep Maven Box are brand new launches! I chose the two new face items for my monthly box picks and added on a lipstick since I had a credit to use. Both face products are a little more expensive than the usual Julep choices of nail polish, lipstick, liners, etc so I could only pick two items instead of the normal 3 per box.

My July Julep Maven Box including two brand new items!

My July Julep Maven Box including two brand new items!

Let’s start with the lipstick that wasn’t quite part of my July Julep Maven Box. This is the It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon in the shade Cardinal Red. This lip crayon is a creamy bold red hue that has a smooth balmy feel. The core is a hydrating treatment with vitamin E and sunflower butter, which combines with the outer colour that has a ton of pigment. I like the formula and the feeling, and it leaves my lips with a shiny but non-sticky finish. This lip crayon feels super smooth and moisturizing. It packs a lot of pigment and is a very bold red shade. The It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayons come in 18 different hues so you can get the same great formula in a variety of colours.

The Julep It's Balm Full Coverage Lip Crayon and the Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector

The Julep It’s Balm Full Coverage Lip Crayon and the Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector

The next two items that I chose for my July Julep Maven Box are brand new launches. I got them early in my box and was super excited to check them out. The first one is the Blank Canvas Mattifying Treatment Primer, which is meant to smooth skin, prep it for makeup, and absorb oil. I am oily to begin with and summer heat makes it much worse, so a mattifying primer is a must-have for me. I really like the feeling of this primer and it is lightweight. I did see a bit less oil throughout the day but my shine is not completely gone. My makeup did look great overtop of it, and I wore it on no makeup days as well. Overall I do like the Blank Canvas Mattifying Treatment Primer and am glad I picked it for my box.

The Julep Blank Canvas Mattifying Treatment Primer

The Julep Blank Canvas Mattifying Treatment Primer

The second new launch that I got in my July Julep Maven Box is the Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector with Turmeric. This is a multitasking product that is meant to conceal, correct, illuminate, and more. I wanted ti more so for concealing and brightening my under eye area, but I also may use it to spot conceal. I love the cushion tip applicator and the formula is lightweight, smooth, and easy to apply and blend. The coverage is light to medium but is buildable. For my under eye use I actually was quite pleased with this and have been reaching for it a lot lately.

Swtaches of the Julep It's Balm Full Coverage Lip Crayon int he shade Cardinal Red and the Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector in the shade Sand

Swtaches of the Julep It’s Balm Full Coverage Lip Crayon int he shade Cardinal Red and the Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector in the shade Sand

Overall my July Julep Maven Box, and add-on lip crayon, have been great additions to my summer makeup bag. I have used all three items a lot and will continue to do so. I liked the little switch to face products this month instead of my usual nail polish picks, and I loved getting to try the new launches in my box. I definitely am pleased with my July Julep Maven Box choices and look forward to what my August options will be!