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Sephora Benefit Event

Back on April 22nd I was able to participate in the event my local Sephora inside JC Penney was having for Benefit as part of their launch of the new GALifornia blush and Hoola Lite bronzer. I was so excited to be able to go since I haven’t tried a whole bunch of items from Benefit and I was curious as to how some of their products would perform.

Needless to say, I quickly fell in love with some of the products and had to make a purchase. There will be some mini haul details and reviews to come.

But first, my finished look. 🙂  The cast member gave me a beautiful, summery, light look. I was so excited with what my looked turned out to be.

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#carselfie #noshame #squinty #itwasbrightout

Some of the products the cast member used on me are as follows:

  • Stay Flawless Primer
  • Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation
  • Hello Flawless Powder Foundation
  • Hoola Lite Bronzer
  • GALifornia Blush
  • Dandelion Twinkle Highlight
  • Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 03
  • Gimme Brow in 03
  • They’re Real! Double the Lip in Juicy Berry

Seriously fell in love with this look! I made the splurge for a few of the products that were sure to sell out and and waiting to purchase the last few later on. 🙂

I hadn’t used any of the products before except for the Gimme Brow (mine was in the old packaging way back when), and the only thing I didn’t really fall for was the primer/foundation, but I feel that if the foundation was maybe set with a different powder, it might have been better for my skin. It felt SUPER hydrating, on my skin almost to the point that it was too dewy. I’m thinking I may try to get a sample of it to try it again in the future to for sure rule it out or not.

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The products I decided to purchase were the Hoola Lite bronzer (I got one of the last ones my store had that day, my lucky day!), the Goof Proof Brown Pencil, and this ridiculously adorable ‘Sunday My Prince Will Come’ set that included several perfectly sized minis of a couple of the other products the cast member used along with two that she didn’t use but that I really enjoy after trying them out for a few weeks.

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Details on the cute little kit are:

  • Mini size GALifornia blush
  • Mini size High Beam liquid highlighter
  • Mini size Gimme Brow in 03
  • Mini size They’re Real Tinted Brow Primer

 

 

As mentioned previously, I have used Gimme Brow in the past, before they re-branded everything with new packaging and all. I have always been a fan of it, and luckily it still performs beautifully. As someone with incredibly sparse brows (damn you brow waxing circa 2006, seriously THEY NEVER GREW BACK!), I have to do a lot to keep myself from looking like Mona Lisa. I really loved the way the Goof Proof Brow Pencil filled in my brows and how the Gimme Brow made my brows look fuller and held my few hairs in place.  High Beam is a really pretty, satiny pink (as stated on the package) high light that really helps to make cheekbones and other high points on the face glow. The GALifornia blush is a glowy, golden pink color that brings SO MUCH SUMMERY LIFE to the cheeks.  It is radiant. If you are in the market for a new blush, I highly suggest that you take a look at this blush.

Overall, I have quickly fallen in love with these different products and it makes me want to go out and get more products (looking at you, Double the Lip!).

I’m so thrilled that the SiJCP has these events so customers can better acquaint themselves with the different brands offered. Can’t wait for the next one!

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LIFEWTR :)

IMG_20170403_164835950 A little while back I was sent a bottle of the new trendy LIFEWTR from Influenster for testing purposes. The bottle was cool and all but overall I honestly was not too impressed.

The taste was not quite as good as other, less expensive waters I usually purchase.  I could very much taste the added minerals and such, which I’m not really a fan of.

I have seen bottles this size at the store for under $2.00, which isn’t as bad as it could be, so that is nice.

All in all, I’m not sure if I will repurchase this in the future, but I am thankful that Influenster sent this bottle to complimentary for my review.

 

 

 

Disclaimers:

I recieved this free from @Influenster @LIFEWTR

#InspirationDrops #2017 #contest

Uncategorized · What's New Wednesday

Spring Vibes in a Manicure!

KathleenLights recently released her new spring line of polishes on her website klpolish.com.  I hopped on as soon as I could to snag two of the new colors, Pistachio Ice Cream and That’s What She Said. When they finally arrived in the mail (okay, it was all of three days of waiting, but I am super impatient!) I couldn’t wait to start playing with them.

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Pistachio Ice Cream is a creme finish in a delicate light green shade. It is very much the perfect ‘spring green’ shade, so I am so happy this came out for the spring line. That’s What She Said is described on the website as a rose silver shade in a pearlescent finish.  It leans a bit more metallic in my opinion, but either way it is a gorgeous shade.  It is the only oddball finish among numerous creme finishes in her line.

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I decided to start off with Pistachio Ice Cream for my manicure this week, so that will be the focus of this What’s New Wednesday review. 🙂

This lovely, almost honeydew colored shade is giving me such major spring vibes right now, I can hardly stand it. This shade went on beautifully opaque with just two coats (as Kathleen promise with her formula).

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Also, as she has said in the past,  this go-around she made the formula just a fuzz thinner, so it went on less gloppy than some of the polishes from her previous line.  I have particular issues with Caramello and Brick Sidewalk, so I was happy to see this line was a bit easier to work with and layer up to opacity.

Overall, this polish was a total hit for me, I can’t wait to try out the rosey silver metallic That’s What She Said next week! I will post about my experiences with that shade as well.

Post in the comments: What shades did you buy (or are you wanting to buy)? Have you heard of KL Polish before? I’d love to hear what shades I should get next!

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First blog post? SURE!

I find it amusing that in starting a WordPress blog, they gave me a non-descript pre-made first blog post to edit! Cool beans!

If you have come here to peruse my offerings after finding me on Instagram (@__glowgetter__) then welcome! I hope you find my posts here to be as entertaining and inspiring as you find my IG! If you stumbled upon my blog by accident, welcome as well, and I hope you will stick around to see how things progress.

I am very much new to this whole blogging/gramming/tweeting thing, despite being in my mid-twenties and a high school teacher who has to constantly deal with students’ faces being glued to their phones and school provided iPads. Even so, my husband has been encouraging me to pursue my little pipe dream hobby of being a beauty blogger, so here I am!

I am by no means an MUA, and one most days I have minimal makeup on while simultaneously being covered in any manner of dog/cat hair (it’s an accessory, okay?!) so my super jazzed up posts may be few and far between.

One of my most enjoyed hobbies is product testing, review, and recommendations, so I plan to offer up a lot of those goodies here.  These first few months will be rocky, I am sure. However, once summer break hits (can’t come soon enough!) I will be hitting it harder and planning out my specific topics, days I will blog, etc.

If you stick along with me on this ride, please know that I am forever grateful for the love and encouragement. If you choose to leave, make sure criticisms are constructive so that I may become better!

Post in the comments: Have any of you recently started a blog? I’d love to be able to support you! Any recommendations on how to get started? Also, feel free to ask me any questions about myself! I am hoping to put a blog post together later this week with more about me, but until then I would love to answer your questions. 🙂