Glossybox for Harper’s Bazaar- September 2014 Box Review & Giveaway

September 2014 GlossyBox Harper's Bazaar Review

Hi guys! Major apologies for not being active on my blog or YouTube for the past 2 weeks, but I’ve arrived in Florence and have been so busy with my classmates, homework, and planning out trips that I haven’t had a free moment to post. I hope to improve this, but it’s a work in progress! Today I’m sharing the September GLOSSYBOX, which is a collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar. I received this box after I left, so although I didn’t try anything, I can explain the value. Also, GLOSSYBOX was kind enough to feature a giveaway for my readers!

Here is what in the Harper’s Bazaar Glossybox that I received:

  • Vichy Liftactiv Night ($15): This is a night cream that is supposed to be ultra rich, which will be great for the change in season.
  • Essie Madison Ave-hue ($8.50): You can’t go wrong with a pretty pop of pink polish!
  • Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara ($10): I really like this mascara, and I love receiving mascara samples because they are the perfect amount that lasts until it expires in 3 months! Va va voom lashes in a flash!
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Authentic ($18): I love lip tars, but this one isn’t my favorite color. I’ll have to wait and see when I can try it myself!
  • Bvlgari Eau Parfumée Eau Thé Blanc ($19.50): A luxe brand is always nice to try, this sounds like it would smell just like a spa!

The total value for this box is $71, which is pretty amazing since the box is only $21 a month! I think it’s so worth it since all of the products are deluxe samples or full sizes. No foil packets here! I can’t wait to see what comes in my next GLOSSYBOX. If you want to try your own Glossybox- enter my giveaway (US only) or buy your own subscription for $21/month and use code MAGIC to receive a free Eyeko Mascara ($24) free with your new subscription.


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July Beauty Favorites | Video

Hey guys- quick post today to share my July Favorites. I figured it was better off late than never, especially if I can’t do one for August since I’ll be in Italy in the beginning of September and may not have time to film! I tried a lot of fun products this month, share your favorites in the comments:

Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder
NYX Blue Color Mascara
Avon Super Shock Brights Mascara in Royal Shock
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
Madam Glam Nail Polish in Flirty Mood
Contouring (Reviewed NARS Contour Blush)
LUSH D’Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap
Beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid


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NCLA Let Them Eat Cake Review + Nail Polish Canada’s Great Polish Giveaway!

NCLA Duchess of LA Let Them Eat Cake! Review Swatch (2)

NCLA Let Them Eat Cake (Duchess of LA)

NCLA recently launched the Duchess of LA collection, which is a cute little range of pastel glitter shades. I have Let Them Eat Cake, a pastel purple with multidimensional glitter to share with you today. I really love the idea of these cream polishes with glitter in them. It’s such a cool trend. I like Let Them Eat Cake because it’s perfectly opaque in 2 coats, and the glitter comes in different colors and sizes, so it’s essentially instant nail art without the effort!

NCLA Duchess of LA Let Them Eat Cake! Review Swatch

Let Them Eat Cake

In addition to showing you this gorgeous polish, I wanted to give you a heads up about a giveaway where you can win it! My friends at Nail Polish Canada are hosting The Great Polish Giveaway, which is a great giveaway where one winner can win up to 200 nail polishes. A ton of beauty and nail polish bloggers submitted their favorite shade to the pot, and I picked this one!

If you want to get the chance to win this polish along with over a hundred more (and growing) nail polishes, enter through the widget below!

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*NailPolishCanada is throwing this giveaway, so direct any inquiries to them, as I have no control over the entries!


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4th of July Nails feat. Jamberry Nail Wraps in Patriot

4th Of July Nails Jamberry Patriot Nail Wraps Review

Jamberry Patriot Nail Wraps

Happy 4th everyone! Just wanted to pop on here quickly to share what I’m wearing on my nails. I was sent these fun Jamberry Nail Wraps in Patriot a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait to wear them. I just put them on last night while watching Netflix because I’ve been so busy lately! So, today I’m having a relaxing 4th at home. This is the last patriotic holiday I’ll have before studying abroad in Italy in September! Crazy!  Jamberry nail wraps aren’t made of nail polish, they’re vinyl. To apply, I heated the elastic with a hair dryer for about 5 seconds. They applied fine (aside from my pointer finger wrinkling), but I think they are little too thick in texture because they were hard to file down. I can feel them scratching me! Thankfully I’m just wearing them for today, but at least they look nice, right? I liked how they use long strips so you can easily use the same strip for the same nail on each hand, or those with really long nails!

Jamberry nail wraps retail for $15 online.

Hope you’re having a fab fourth! Comment below with what’s on your nails! Did you do any patriotic nail art?

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June Favorites (bareMinerals, Face Stockholm, Lancôme, Dazzle Dry, Medicell Labs) | Video

June Favorites Video Medicell Labs Brightening Foaming Face Wash Dazzle Dry Lotion Please Face Stockholm Brow Shadow Myrrah Lancome Definicils Mascara BareMinerals BareSkin Foundation Review

Happy (almost) July! I was in my hotel at VidCon and wanted to film, so I filmed my favorites! I think it turned out nicely because I kind of hate my video background at home, but hopefully that will change soon! I will say I ramble a lot in this video thanks to a caffeine high thanks to Red Bull. But, at least the video is entertaining!

1. bareMinerals bareSkin Foundation – I’ve already posted a blog post and video demo of this amazing foundation. You can really make it work on oily skin, I really love mixing it with Rimmel Stay Matte right now. { bareMinerals bareSkin demo video, bareMinerals bareSkin blog review}

2. Face Stockholm Brow Shadow in Myrrah – I received this in the May Wantable Box that I reviewed and unboxed on my channel. It’s definitely the best product from that box! See it on my brows in the video and in my blog post.

3. Lancôme Definicils Mascara – As I explain in this video, I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this mascara. I’d never buy it because of the price. It makes my lashes look nice, but not $27 nice! Mascaras only differ from the brushes, and I like this one’s brush because it doesn’t get mascara all over my lids.

4. Medicell Labs Brightening Foaming Face Wash – This AHA face wash is great for anyone because it gently exfoliates, has no sulfates, and is a gentle foam. The best part for me is the citrus scent and the tingly fizzling sensation that happens when you apply it. I usually hate foaming face washes, but I love this! It doesn’t do anything for acne, though, so be sure to use spot treatments if you are breaking out like me!

5. Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer &  3 Piece System – I just posted a full blog post review of Dazzle Dry, so I won’t go too into detail. Polish that dries in 10 minutes and lasts for a week? I’m in! See a clip of my nails on Day 7 in the video!

6.  Mixed Makeup on YouTube- Well produced videos that are easy to watch & entertaining? I’m all in!

7. Bastille’s All This Bad Blood Album- I’m very late on the bandwagon on this one. Great songs on this album (it’s the extended version with 25 songs!) Listen to Flaws, The Draw, Things We Lost In The Fire, and What Would You Do. Those are my current faves.

What were your favorites this month?

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