Best 20 Products to Get at Sephora Spring Bonus Event

Hello, my dears!

Let’s be honest: good makeup and skin care are usually pricey and from my personal experience, this statement work in 98% of the time.

And I’m very excited to know and share with you that Sephora Spring Bonus Event is starting right now, which means it’s discount time!

While there is a lot you can consider buying during this event, I’d try to narrow down the list of things I’m getting for myself OR have already tried and they are indeed worth any penny.

For me, it’s a perfect time to stock up, before the next bonus event (read real discounts) is expected in late November.

What should you know about this event

The event starts on April 20th through April 23rd. You can visit a store or shop online at sephora.com – as long as you are a Sephora Beauty Insider member you qualify for discounts! If you are not a member it is easy and free to sign up by visiting sephora.com.

How much off can you get during the event?

10% off for Sephora Beauty Insiders members. Use code YAYINSIDER at the checkout.

15% off for Sephora VIB members. Use code YAYVIB at the checkout

15% off for Sephora Rouge members.Use code YAYROUGE at the checkout

Can I get everything on discount?

Well, it is almost everything, there are some restrictions though. *copy-pasted*

*Offer valid for Beauty Insider members on merchandise purchases made on 4/20/18
through 11:59 PM PT on 4/23/18 in Sephora U.S. stores, Sephora Canada stores, Sephora inside JCPenney stores, and online. Offer not valid on jcp.com.
Not valid on purchases of customizable sets online or through Sephora’s Customer Service. Not valid The Ordinary, on previous purchases, purchases of gift cards or eGift cards, FLASH, PLAY! by Sephora, gift wrap, taxes, or shipping & handling charges. Clients are limited to the purchase of one Dyson-branded item and three Drunk Elephant-branded items per SKU per transaction. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Sephora is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen promotion cards. Promotion card has no cash value and may not be altered, sold, or transferred.

Relevant Beauty Insider status must be attained prior to redemption. No minimum purchase required. Due to heavy demand, Sephora FLASH delivery times cannot be guaranteed for this promotion.Not valid on orders shipping outside the U.S. or Canada. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotion codes. Sephora and JCPenney employees are not eligible for this offer. Offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora at its sole discretion at any time. If you recently qualified for a new tier, please check your email for an updated offer.

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What should you buy during this event?

If you think strategically, as I do, think of products of high/daily usage or those that have short shelf life. I’ll feature the products that I’ve tried and loved! – one item per a type of product. I shared my thoughts on this products in my stories on Instagram – now in my Highlights! Feel free to check it out for more details!

Under this category, I would mention several products:

  1. Sheet Masks
  2. Beautyblenders
  3. Brushes for Clarisonic
  4. Blotting Papers
  5. Exfoliating Pads
  6. Tools Cleaners

Featured Products:

ESTEE LAUDER

Advance Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask, pack of 4, $80 (Buy Now)

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This foil mask is a 10-minute step in getting instantly glowing and youthful skin that lasts for several days! *tested on myself* Buying a pack of 4 is the best investment advice I would give to you since it’s $25 per a separate mask! Plus, discounts are just in time!

BEAUTYBLENDER

Two.BB.Clean, $45  (Buy Now)

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With the total value of $58, this is another value set I would recommend for you. Taking into consideration that you need to change your beauty blender every 3 to 6 months, this kit will last you for a year! PLUS it comes with cleansing solutions that will put another “tick” on our list.

CLARISONIC

The Essentials Set, $79 (Buy Now)

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If you use Clarisonic for cleansing, this is another amazing value kit with the total value of $108 will last you at least for a year! You can mix and match different heads for different need. I got a similar one during winter event, and still enjoy them!

TATCHA

Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers, $12 (Buy Now)

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The top-rated blotting papers made of 100 percent natural abaca leaf and gold flakes absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup for petal fresh skin anytime, anywhere. *puts into the cart*

NEOGEN DERMOTOLOGY

Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling – Lemon, $27 (Buy Now)
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K-beauty Innovative way to exfoliate your skin both manually and chemically with these 30 gauze pads that gently remove dead skin.  The formula includes AHA chemical exfoliant that deeply penetrates to dissolve dirt and oil in the skin and the vitamin C (lemon extract) for skin brightening benefits.

SEPHORA COLLECTION

The Cleanse: Daily Brush Cleaner, $15 (Buy Now)

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To maintain the life of your tools (brushes and sponges) and prevent bacteria from spreading you need to clean your brushes after each use. While it sounds troublesome to wash them after each time( and which is not good for the brushes as well) I recommend using sprays. At Sephora, you can find several types of sprays. I especially like the quick-dry formula of this alcohol-free cleaner as it reduces the downtime and I can use my brushes in a matter of minutes! Plus, the formula is very mild and natural and suitable for sensitive skin.

 SKIN CARE

In this section, I’d like to share some products that yield WOW results – tested on myself. Again, speaking of strategical shopping, you would definitely need new skin care products until the next big event and discounts are the real pay off for that. Plus, we all deserve it some at-home spa time.

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Pitera Welcome Kit, $110 (Buy Now)

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Do not get scared of this price tag! I tried face cream and the essence and it literally transformed my skin! You get instant glow, hydration, softness and overall my skin looked so refreshed I even had a youthful blush like I spent a good amount of time outdoors. I believe that the toner will only enhance the effect of these two products. By the way, when you layer them, they absorb so fast that it can easily be used under makeup! And, did I mentioned that the total value is $156?

SUNDAY RILEY

Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit, $85 (Buy Now)

SUNDAY_RILEY_Power_Couple_Duo_Total_Transformation_KitAnother value set (total value $105) that you want to have! I got this set last week during the Rouge Early Access and this is another power couple that works wonders overnight! The Good Genes contain lactic acid and the Luna Sleeping Oil has retinol inside. Together, they contribute to even, glowing, hydrated and smooth complexion. While you can feel changes overnight, give these two guys another 3-4 weeks – rumors say the effect builds up! I have special feelings for Sunday Riley, I tried 5 of their products and they are all amazing!

Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser, $45 (Buy Now)

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Speaking of Sunday Riley, I also need to mention this cleanser. I can’t remember any other product that would make me feel this clean and soft at the same time. Plus, my pores are instantly visibly smaller.

LA MER

The Eye Concentrate, $205 (Buy Now)

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Another skin care product that worth every penny – the eye concentrate from La Mer. Again, I bought it during winter sales and still have some in the jar! Little goes a long way while it is indeed one of those eye creams that erase dark circles like you had a good sleep yesterday and a day before, and every single day. It works even better when used with the small roller that comes in a pack.

LANEIGE

Lip Sleeping Mask, $20 (Buy Now)

laneige_lip_sleeping_maskThis soft and nourishing lip mask just melts on my lips! I just got it and I love it a lot. I wake up with lips prepped for the lipstick, how about that, ladies?

KIEHL’S SINCE 1851

Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask, $45 (Buy Now)

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Whenever something goes south, this is the mask that restores my skin. It soothes and provides hydration. Also, I love how it smells, it is so relaxing!

MAKEUP

And for sure, there will be luxury makeup products that you would want to treat yourself with.

I stumbled on selecting the one and only eye shadow pallet so that I’m going to share two here.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS

Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette, $42 (Buy Now)

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The recent and already very popular and highly rated eyeshadow pallet from ABH. It is perfect for day and night, it has matte and shimmer eye shadows and the color selection is just fantastic for the spring season. The pallet comes with a two-end brush and a mirror.

PAT MCGRATH LABS 

MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette, $55 (Buy Now)pat_mcgrath_labs_MTHRSHP_Sublime_Bronze_Ambition_Eyeshadow_Palette

I have to admit, I had a crush on Mothership Eyeshadow Pallets when they just got released, but it was a way too expensive for me – $125 per pallet. Hopefully,  smaller versions of those pallets have been released for a more of “affordable” pricing – $55 per pallet. If you have ever swatched those pigmented eyeshadows at Sephora, you will never be able to skip on them.

MatteTrance™ Lipstick, $38 (Buy Now)

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This is the most moisturizing matte lipstick I’ve ever tried in my life. I have also been talking about this lipstick in my Youtube video – the pigment and the formula are just fantastic. These lipsticks flew so fast it was hard to get the shades that I wanted, hopefully, all shades are available for sale right now, but I think, not for so long.

TOM FORD 

Boys & Girls Lip Color, $36 (Buy Now)

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If you prefer sheerer lipstick, think of Tom Ford Boys&Girls Collection. While it gets so complicated to chose only 1 shade out of 100 ( because you want all of it) you can narrow your search with “Girls” only – the white body lipsticks are definitely sheerer compared to “Boys”. The best part about this line is the price: $36 for a smaller TF lipstick versus $54 for the regular collection.

DIOR

Capture Totale Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $82 (Buy Now)

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This product is on my wishlist ( read “cart” now) for several reasons:

  1. Dior has amazing skin care products. I tried one serum on my hand at the store, and I swear, later that day I noticed that the patch of skin looked so much better that the same spot on my other hand.
  2. It has SPF 50 in it. As the warmer season is approaching, sunscreen is very important to consider in your daily routine
  3. and finally, it comes with one refill, and you can always get another one later for half price.

Hair Care

Supersonic Mother’s Day Gift Red Edition, $399 (Buy Now)

If you ever dreamed to get this amazing hair dryer from Dyson (still in my wishlist) it is time to get it with the discount provided! Plus, now it comes with beautiful in red with matching case!

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Fragrances

I can’t decide between these two, so that I highlight two fragrances in this post.

VIKTOR & ROLF

Flowerbomb, 1 oz, $85, (Buy Now)

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The Flowerbomb from V&R is perfect for spring. It’s hard for me to describe the scent, but it feels like it’s no longer winter, but still, summer is yet to come.

TOM FORD 

Soleil Blanc, 1 oz, $145 (Buy Now)

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This fragrance is “forever summer” for me. It just makes my day brighter whenever I use it and reminds of my sunny vacation days by the sea. The best part of it is that now it comes in a smaller size and therefore is for a more “affordable” price. Plus, don’t forget about discounts!

 

This is quite an extensive list! I know that most of the products are from the “luxury line”, but let’s all agree that we are worth it. PLUS, each of these products qualifies for discounts, so if you ever doubted about expensive miracle products, now is the perfect timing!

Once again, I put all my thoughts and knowledge in this post. Everything here comes from my honest opinion and personal experience. I hope you will find this blog post helpful.

I would remind you to use the codes at the checkouts as they are not added automatically.

If you are ready to purchase something from the list, please use the Buy Now link – this is the way you can thank me without paying any extra!

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Happy shopping, my friends!


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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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New Youtube Video!

Hey guys!

It’s been a while since I filmed a video review so I’m really excited to share my new video today!

This video review is about two products: BareMinerals BarePro Concealer that I’ve talked about earlier in this post, and my recent purchase  –   Naked On The Run travel kit from Urban Decay.

Enjoy the video and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

There is also a makeup tutorial video on my Instagram account where I’m using the products that I’ve mentioned above to create natural everyday look (read “on the run”).

My new video review of @BareMinerals #BarePro Concealer and @urbandecaycosmetics Naked On The Run is now on my Youtube channel! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Meanwhile, here is the 1-minute video about how I use these make up products to create my look on the run!✨ Products used: @maccosmetics Prep+Prime Fix+ in Coconut @diormakeup DiorSkin Nude BB Creme in 002 @urbandecaycosmetics Naked On The Run @anastasiabeverlyhills Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso + brush 12 @bareminerals #BarePro Concealer in Fair Cool 01 I’d like to thank @influenster and @bareminerals for sending me the concealer #complimentary for testing 💕 Music Credits: Champagne Ocean by Ehrling @ehrling
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P.S. I’d like to thank bareMinerals and Influenster for sending me a sample of BarePro Concealer complimentary for testing purposes.


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Lip Sets Battle: Huda Beauty vs Pat McGrath Labs

Hello, my beauties!

Today’s post is about comparing two lip sets: one from Pat McGrath Labs called LiquiLUST 007 in Divine Nude/Bronze and the other one is from Huda Beauty called Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Muse/Angelic.

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Why did I decide to do this?

Both of these brands are relatively new and both are very responsive to beauty trends. The two products that I’ve picked for comparison today have a lot in common, starting from the point that both of these sets have gained a lot of popularity among bloggers and beauty experts. Meanwhile, being so similar, there is definitely something distinctive about them, and there should be a reason why someone would prefer one set over another.

I picked mauve shade in both of the sets on purpose to see how they will be different while being of the same shade.

Packaging

The first thing that you will notice is a difference in packaging. Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set comes in a lip-shaped tin with 3 products in a set. This tin can be easily reused for storing small objects or makeup.

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On the contrary, Pat McGrath’s LiquiLUST 007 comes in a sealed plastic bag filled with iridescent purple sequins and 2 products in a pack. I had so much excitement when I was doing my “unboxing video“. However, the package goes straight to trash, unless you want to fill a jar with these sequins to decorate your room.

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Both of these sets are limited edition and both are available at Sephora. While Contour & Strobe Lip Set is available in 5 different shades, LiquiLUST 007 Divine Nude version is presented exclusively at Sephora in one shade. There are also two more variation with the same number of products, however it is presented exclusively on the official website and currently is sold out.

Pricing/Value for Money

The lipstick and lip strobe from Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set come in mini size, while you get a full-size lip pencil. The price for the set is $25, while if you buy full-size products individually you will pay $57 in total. On the contrary, Pat McGrath Labs LuquiLUST 007 contains 2 full-size products. The price for the set is $38, while it’s value is $47. Interestingly, but you cannot really buy each of these items separately. Meanwhile, if we add lip pencil from the same brand ($25), the total for the “full set” from Pat McGrath Labs will cost $63 which is a little more than same “full set” from Huda Beauty.

Undertones

Even though both of these sets contain mauve shade products, they differ in undertones. There might be a minimal difference when you apply the products on your lips, but as you see on the swatches on the back of my arm, Muse from Contour & Strobe Lip liquid lipstick has cooler, more purplish undertone compared to Divine Nude liquid lipstick from LuquiLUST 007 with more of a rose undertone. Interestingly, but the lip pencil shade from Huda Beauty almost matches the liquid lipstick from Pat McGrath Labs!

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As for the lip strobes and lip glosses, Angelic Lip strobe from Huda Beauty is more pigmented and has a warmer light peach rose undertones with gold reflections compared to more transparent Astral Vinyl Gloss from Pat with beautiful fine golden sparkles.

Formula

Huda Beauty’s Lip Contour Matte Pencil in Muse is a very creamy matte lip pencil and glides on easily on your lips.

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Muse lipstick is a liquid matte creamy lipstick which is very pigmented and has a thick formula. Similarly, Divine Nude is also a liquid matte creamy lipstick, but has a rather thinner formula and feels lightweight on the lips. They both provide nice full coverage. I prefer the wand from Pat McGrath more, as it distributes the product more evenly and there is no need to use any additional brush to apply the lipstick to the lips. For Huda Beauty, I had to use a lip brush and wait extra time for it to dry because of the thickness.

                                Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Muse               Pat McGrath Liquid Lipstick in Divine Nude 

As I mentioned before, Angelic lip strobe has more pigment and is much thicker, while Astral Vinyl Gloss in Bronze is more transparent. The first one makes your lip pop even more as it reflects the light better, while the last one has more of a natural finish and those fine sparkles only compliment the matte liquid lipstick. Angelic lip strobe comes in a package identical to Muse liquid lipstick, while Astral Vinyl Gloss in Bronze comes in a tube. I apply the last one with my fingers as seen in commercials.

                                       Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Angelic                      Pat McGrath Astal Vinyl Gloss in Bronze

The Feel

When using all three products from the Contour & Strobe Lip Set, I felt that I have too much of products on my lips. It may be perfect for pictures as the light hits your lips making it look plumper, but in real life, it looked a little too much for me. Moreover, the shade is darker and it’s purple undertone, in my opinion, does not really go well with my complexion.

Divine Nude, on the other hand, is more lightweight and it is much easier to apply because of the smoother formula and wand. Interestingly, Bronze gloss only enhances the look and makes lips even softer. I even had a feeling that these two product are made to be used together.

Verdict

Personally, If I had to pick a winner from these two, I would say that I’ve liked Pat McGrath lip set more as I found those shades and formula work better for me even though it cost $38 and you get only two products. You can definitely tell how natural it looks on my lips.

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wearing LiquiLUST 007 in Divine Nude

If you prefer more of a stand-out look, plumper lips, definitely go for Huda Beauty. By the way, there are new sets of Huda Beauty liquid lipsticks which you don’t want to miss!

Have you tried either of these two lip sets? Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments down below!

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bareMinerals BarePro Concealer

Hello, my beauties!

Today I’m sharing with you my review about a product that I have received complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster!

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I was very excited to get the VoxBox from Influenster as this is my first time when I’m being sent a product in exchange for my opinion. And it counts!

Once again, this blog post is not sponsored and everything you read here is based on my honest opinion. Let’s get started!

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First Impression

This is the New BarePro 16-hour Full Coverage Concealer from bareMinerals. It comes in a variety of shades, 15 in total, ranging from fair to deep. I have received 01 Fair-Cool shade and have already been testing it on my skin for a while.

 

The concealer comes as a cream stick. The formula is creamy, yet it is very lightweight and has a matte finish. The Bamboo Stem Extract indeed smoothes the lines and pores, but the coverage is rather medium-to-full than full. Besides, there are also extracts of Raspberry Seed Oil, Blackcurrant Seed Oil and Sea Lavender which are considered as powerful antioxidants that nourish, hydrate and protect the skin against environmental stressors.

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Even though it’s a cream stick concealer and has such a nice list of ingredients, it dries very fast, so it blends best the moment you apply it to your skin. I use my ring finger to blend the product as I feel that the heat from the fingers makes it more flexible to blend and I can achieve a more natural look. I don’t use a lot of a product at once, I rather build up the coverage steadily until the desired coverage is achieved.

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I have to admit that unfortunately, I received a wrong shade which is at least 1-2 tones lighter than my skin is (my complexion is light-to-medium almost in all foundations and concealers). However, in small amounts the shade that I received still worked to lighten up and cover my under eye area. It has a little bit of crease after several hours, but not as much as other concealers like Shape Tape Concealer from Tarte. The last one works perfect only on pictures but it is very thick, heavy, creases in fine lines and emphasize pores.

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I’ve applied the concealer only under my right eye, keeping my left eye bare to show you the difference.

Summing up the above, here are the key things to consider:

Pros:

  • creamy lightweight formula
  • smoothes the appearance of pores and small fine lines
  • non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic
  • water-resistant, smudge-proof
  • 15 shades from fair to deep
  • natural look

Cons:

  • dries fast, less time to work with
  • not a full coverage formula
  • creases a little after several hours
  • doesn’t last for the whole day

Verdict:

Overall, it’s a good concealer to try as it feels weightless and minimizes pores and small lines. Because of the wrong color, it is a little tricky to fully evaluate the product, so I’m thinking of getting my shade at Sephora ( I believe it is Light/Medium-Neutral 05) to see how that will work as well. However, there is definitely room for improvement of the formula to make it truly long-wear so that it really can become a five-star product. Right now, I have to rate this product with 3.5 stars even though I like bareMinerals a lot.

Acknowledgement:  I’d like to thank bareMinerals and Influenster for this amazing opportunity to be a part of the program.


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Instagram Samples Challenge

Hello, my dear friends!

Those who follow me on instagram are aware that I’m doing the Samples Challenge where I try every day/every other day samples of products that I have collected so far and share the results in my stories! If you missed the stories, don’t worry: you can always check them in Highlights that I save on my instagram page.

Why I decided to do this?

While I was reorganizing my makeup and skin care I’ve found a pouch where I keep all the samples and single-use masks. The reason I was collecting the samples is because when you travel you want to travel light and makeup bag always takes most of the space and weight. But, at some moment I’ve realized that when you travel you don’t really want to experiment with your skin: it is already stressed and dehydrated because of the flight and climate change. And there are so many interesting products like masks and creams to discover!

Inspired by my current read – Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing I decided to start with my sample collection as a part of the decluttering process. And make it even more fun and interesting for everyone as I’m sharing my honest reviews on each and every product! For those that I like (and those that state to be hydrating and moisturizing products) I also do a hydration measurement with my device from Philips that I’ve talked about in this post.

By running this challenge I also find so many good products that I’d like to purchase once I finish trying my last sample! I mark them with a custom hashtag #sunkissedblush_approved. By the way, you can also follow this specific tag to find my featured products in a single search!

Nevertheless, there are also products that cause irritation or break me out and from time to time I need to take a break for couple of days to restore my skin. And for sure, I’m letting you know why I liked the particular products, if they really work as promised or if you should skip on them.

I’m not sure how long it’s going to last, as compared to all these basket/pan projects I do not limit myself with any specific timeframe. Anyways, I invite you to join me on this amazing journey to learn more about new products!


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Why I’m not imPRESS-ed

Hello, my friends!

This is a post about a disappointment in purchase and in experience, but it was not meant to be like this from the beginning! All I can say, beauty is not always flowers and butterflies, guys!

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Instagram-ready picture.. never made it to Instagram.

Since I moved to the US I stopped going to salons for nail services, mostly because it is much more expensive here and in most cases it’s not done as good as back home. So as long as I can do it myself I decided that I can save at least on this, because beauty is expensive.

Before, I used to do Shellac regularly, but now I’m a little bit too lazy to get all the lamps and gels and do the whole thing myself, and I try to keep it to a minimum. Last week I was watching a video on youtube and one blogger recommended imPRESS press-on manicure kit from Kiss. I was so thrilled to find an option to substitute the Shellac (that I still miss sometimes) and get a full pack of hassle-free long-lasting “not-a-regular-ugly-glued artificial nails” and rock in them for at least 2 weeks!

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Full pack of One-Step Gel Press-On Manicure

Excited about this new beauty hack, I went to the closest store to get a pack of One-step Gel manicure the same day. The best part about these nails is that they look really natural and you don’t need any glue – they are self-adhesive. Following the steps as shown in the instructions I started to attach nail by nail to my natural nails. When I was done with putting them on, I had a pretty much nice and tidy manicure. All that was required in to file the edges as I prefer more rounded nails. I even had a tough time with replacing one nail as the glue in those nails is very strong, but doesn’t harm your natural nails in any way.

Long story short, I was really happy once I was done. Until I turned my hands and looked UNDER these nails.

The worst and really critical part is that there are gaps between natural and artificial nails. And what is even worse, there is still a line of glue in those gaps. Just think how impractical this is. Taking into consideration that I cook myself from scratch and I also do cleaning myself, I could only imagine how dirt will stick to that gap and bacteria will settle and breed there and its youngest generation will start shouting out “hello” from there.

I was so disguised by this thought that I didn’t even go anywhere with these nails. I just started removing them which was really challenging because, as I said before, the glue is very strong. The bamboo stick in the pack somehow helped to peel these nails off and thank God my natural nails were not damaged in any way. Did I mentioned that the whole process of applying these nails took me almost the same time as if I was painting my nails with a base, 2 coats of polish and a top coat?

I was quite disappointed by this experience, as I was really looking forward to some new options for a long-lasting manicure.

Now, I’m thinking to finally try the gel nail polishes that don’t require any lamp to dry, but I’m never ever spending my time and money on adhesive nails.

I strongly believe that sharing my personal bad experience is also good for other people to stay away from products that don’t work or those that are impractical for use.

Have you ever tried something like this? I’d like to hear about your experience in the comments down below!


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5 Beauty Products from Amazon That Will Transform Your Beauty Routine & Save You Some Cash

Hey guys!

Today, I’d like to share with you some of the Cult-Favorite products that you can get at Amazon and probably won’t find in stores, at least not for the same price.

Amazon indeed can beat some of the stores in variety of products and the prices for these products. Even though I prefer shopping at specific physical stores, sometimes I can find a better deal at Amazon and this post is all about these finds!

Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine

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K-beauty bloggers swear by this product. These exfoliating pads provide both physical and chemical peeling to help your achieve smoother and softer skin with glowing complexion. The wine extract also helps to tighter your skin.

Needless to say, that it’s almost $6 less than it’s retail price! ($21.54, Buy Now)

Tony Moly Sheet Masks Pack of 11

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You can’t have too many sheet masks! Taking into considerations that they really work (tested on myself with a special hydration level device!) and they are for one-time use only ( with retail price of #3.00 each), getting such a good bundle is a very nice deal! ($24.00, Buy Now)

Soy Nail Polish Remover Lemongrass 4 fl. oz.

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If you are looking for a nice nail polish remover without acetone and other toxic ingredients – try the one from Priti NYC. It is my personal favorite nail polish remover. It requires a little more time ( I’d say a moment more) to crack the top coat and get to the nail polish but once you see it work, it dissolves the color and keeps your nails conditioned and hydrated. ($20.00, Buy Now)

[The Face Shop] Essential Damage Care Dual Deep Treatment

Another product I can swear by! I’ve already posted about this particular product last year, but I’m going to comment about this one one more time. Because I can talk about this amazing product forever!

This restorative treatment is packed with all the good ingredients and it really works leaving my hair so silky and smooth. I use it instead of conditioner/ or after conditioner, leaving it for 3-5 minutes and then washing it off. By the way, Amazon is the only place I could find it when I moved to the States. And compared to any other “working” products that I used so far, they are never this affordable. And little goes a long way! ($12.47, Buy Now)

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, For All Skin Types, 13.5 fl. oz.

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Micellar water is a one step universal cleanser that removes dirt, makeup and oil from your face, eyes and lips.  One of my favorite micellar cleansing water can also be found at Amazon for a discounted price. Even Walmart can’t beat this price. ($6.74, Buy Now)

Finding a good product for a lower price is always a good thing. And sharing goodness is even better! By the way, you can save even more through Ebates cash back system. It’s very easy to sign up and install the pop up window to your browser to get the cash-back alerts from the online stores that you  visit. The cash that you get back is returned to your PayPal account which is indeed easy and convenient to use.

To start using Ebates just click on this green button below.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

And finally, I’d like to add that by using the Buy Now links in this post you can easily support my blog! I promise, you won’t pay any extra if you decide to purchase any of the items. And as always, this post is not sponsored as well. I’m doing my best to do my own research and share my own experience with you.

Have you ever tried any of these products before? Let me know in the comments down below!


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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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