Unboxing: The Eye Openers

Wanted to quickly share with you what I received in my August Play! by Sephora box.  I seriously am in LOVE with this subscription service.  Get yours at sephora.com/play.

This month’s theme is The Eye Openers and while it did not include the Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream that I was hoping to try, it did include another eye cream that is amazing!  I’ve already rotated in half of this box to my daily routine.

  1.  ALGENIST Complete Eye Renewal Balm:  I LOVE this eye balm.  It’s super hydrating but quick drying.  It has become my daily eye cream.  In just a week I have noticed less darkness and puffiness under my eyes.img_6773
  2. MAKE UP FOREVER Artist Shadow Eyeshadow, Pink Granite I-544:  This is such a great color and the consistency is wonderful.  It’s creamy and blendable.  I have a few other MUFE shadows and love them…not sure why I don’t have more!  This color is also a great compliment to my Rose Gold Palette.  img_6774
  3. SEPHORA COLLECTION Contour Eye Pencil, Love Affair:  This is a very pretty deep plum color which is great with my hazel eyes.  I am not a fan of the super soft consistency but it is waterproof which is nice.  When I wiped at it with my finger, it didn’t budge.  It is perfect for a smudged, smokey look and compliments the MUFE shadow well.  img_6775

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    Eye Liner and Shadow, no primer

  4. URBAN DECAY Perversion Mascara:  I already own this from when I purchased my Naked on the Run Palette awhile back.  It’s one of those mascaras I kind of forgot about but when I used it again I remembered just how amazing it is.  It gives your lashes great volume as well as definition so it looks like you are wearing falsies without the hassle.  img_6776
  5. LANCOME Energie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Moisturizer:  I am always hesitant to try new skin care but I have to say that Play! has provided some great products.  I have been using this liquid moisturizer in the mornings.  My skin is more on the normal/dry side but when I use my regular moisturizer with my foundation which has coconut water in it, I feel like it’s just a bit too much.  So, this provides light moisture under my foundation and hasn’t made me break out which is always a plus. img_6777
  6. CLEAN Reserve Warm Cotton:  This is light and airy.  It is also in a mini spray bottle instead of the drip vials that past samples have come in so I have actually used it a few times.  img_6778

Check out my original Play! post for more information on this awesome box.

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#swiftestmakeup

Last week one of my favorite bloggers, Cara of Maskcara.com, posted a challenge. The prize is a capsule of her must haves. It’s pretty awesome!  Check out her “Get Swift” post from the 8th. The challenge was to complete your makeup within the timeframe of a Taylor Swift song. I absolutely adore her (both Cara and Taylor) so I was in!

Well, let me tell you first off that I learned from the best of them how to fall in love with the snooze button and get up and out the door in 10 minutes. Thanks Mom!  So I thought I had this in the bag.  Boy was I wrong! Somewhere along the way I completely lost that talent. I guess I should have known given that I’m always in a rush in the mornings doing half my makeup in the car…sigh.

I only had one shot to film this with my crazy schedule. I took about a minute to put in front of me what I planned on using and hit record. If you checked out my Instagram page, you’ll have seen how nonexistent my video editing skills are…or my video skills in general for that matter.  Ha!  Even with more time, they aren’t much better here, hence the lack of sound (unless you like pretending you are a Peanuts character at school).  It’s ok to laugh…I did 😉

Products used:
Benefit POREfessional
Motives Custom Mineral Foundation
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette for eyes and cheeks
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara
NYX eyeliner in black
Velvet 59 in Noisette Lip Gloss

In the coming weeks I will post a real “get ready with me” video.  How long does it take you to get ready?!

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