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Throw Back to the April Sephora Play! Box

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**Bought It**
Ok, so let's just be honest... I will never be able to get my box out during the month it actually comes out on for two reasons. One, I get my box at the end of the month and that just gives me no time to play with my goodies. Two, I want to play with my goodies before I share them with you! MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Perfector This is like a step down from foundation, but a step up from BB Cream; at least in consistency and coverage. The cool thing about the Perfector is that you can build it for full coverage or just a dab for light coverage.  IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Pores Pressed Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder Soooo I can't give a full review about this because mine came completely shattered. Yes, I will still use it, but the whole pressed part of the deal is kind of shattered, too! This product is designed to blur fine lines, imperfections and pores- similar to a finishing powder. URBAN DECAY Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss To just get this out there, I am…

Sunshine from Zoya... 6 Different Ways. PART 1

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**Press Samples**
Ahhhh, summer collections! When Sunshine from Zoya hit my inbox, I was so super excited. The variety of brights, sparkles and pastels just screams warm weather to me. Since each of these colors really are super pretty, I wanted to make sure we had a chance to take a look at all of them in depth so I broke the collection in half. Check out the first half of the collection below.... SALDANA Saldana is the "unicorn" polish of the collection. This is a blue iridescent holographic polish with micro and large hex glitters throughout. The color is so fun and can be worn over just about any color! I chose to wear it over a pastel purple; which also happens to be the next color I am showcasing!
DELIA Zoya describes this as a full coverage amethyst creme. I described it as a pastel, but it truly is more of an amethyst color.  For the summer, it's such a fresh and bright color. I love the opacity reach in just 2 coats, too!  MISSY How fun is this color?? The bubbleg…

Revisiting Jesse's Girl Lipstick- 12 Times!

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**Press Samples**
New LIPSTICK!!! There's nothing better than new lipstick colors, especially from such a great, affordable brand. I have been showing off Jesse's Girl products for quite some time so I get super excited each time I get a new one to play with.  While most of these are not new colors, they have completely new packaging. There are 12 colors in total and they range from a light, sheer nude to a bright sexy red.  The Jesse's Girl lipsticks range from matte to creme to shimmer.  Each applies smoothly and without any sticky after application.  For only $4.99, you can't go wrong with picking up a few to rock through the Spring and Summer.
If you buy from the Jesse's Girl website, you can snatch up free shipping on orders over $20. You can also snatch these at most drug and superstores.

How I Kickstarted My Skin Care: Calysta Labs PLUS 5 Fun Facts!

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**Press Samples**
Today, I am showcasing a new brand, to me, that has been helping me work on my crazy skin! During this transition time between winter and spring, my skin freaks out. So, this is the perfect time to try out a new skin are routine to kickstart some new actions with my pores.  Calysta Labs was introduced to me by a local firm. I read a little bit about their mission and I decided that I would love to try out some of their products. Meticulously combining products to provide an outcome of smoother, younger, healthier looking skin. I got to try three different products all picked to help smooth out my skin and fight that nasty acne flares that I have popping out.  Restorative Foaming Cleanser  This is a gentle cleanser that helps brighten and softer the skin. It has a mild scent and an even milder feel. I have super sensitive skin that like to have a break out party whenever I change cleansers or deviate from my skincare routine. Also, when the weather changes, when I chan…

Our Top 4 Destinations for THIS Summer- Exposed

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This year has been such a stressful year for me and I promised myself all year that I was going to go big this summer. I deserve a reward for this years test of perseverance and strength. Pretty much every week, I was making a list of a place we were going to visit. Before I knew it, I was waaayyy over budget and waaayyy over time. So, here I sit to finalize my list and I would love some feedback! Tour de Ohio Last year we talked and talked about going to visit Sandusky, Ohio. It borders Lake Erie and is right in the middle of Toldeo and Cleveland. We were looking at doing a 4-5 day trip where we did a day in Sandusky to check out Cedar Point OR Kalahari Waterparks and then move over to Cleveland and finish up with a scenic ride back to Pittsburgh. Cleveland would be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museums and Zoo and either the Maritime Museum or Police Museum (kids pick).   Philadephia, PA Both myself and my husband grew up on the east coast of PA. We took Philadelphia for…

6 NEW GlowsStix Colors to Jesse's Girl that You HAVE TO See!

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**Press Samples**
 I am a huge fan of Jesse's Girl products and I am an even bigger fan when there is a new release from an already great line up. I was proud to share the original collection of GlowStix a good while back and when I found out there were new colors coming out, I was so pumped! I thought these were the coolest things to hit lip color in such a long time.  I was sent 6 new colors and 2 old colors and they come in a new packing with more product. Twice the amount than the original packaging. I have a little video comparison of the old version vs the new version so that you can see the difference for yourself.   As you can see the colors are not only amazing in the bottle, but also on the skin. In the video, you can see I swatched these over some brighter colors and then over some darker colors to see all of the options you have!  GlowStix are a true holographic gloss. This means they are on the thicker side and will build rather quickly. So, while you may be excited …

Go Naked!! See How I Help My Hands, Feet and Body Get Ready for the Summer!

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**Press Samples**
Naked Manicure is a treatment system from Zoya that helps hydrate and heal your skin to keep it looking it's best. Zoya says this system was designed to deliver the moisturizing treatment to your skin and then locking it beneath a fortified lipid barrier giving your skin a newer brighter looking skin.
There are currently 2 different individual items available in several different sizes and 3 different duo packages. There is a Hydrating Hand & Body Serum and a Healing Dry Skin Hand & Body Cream.  Hydrating Hand & Body Serum This serum consists of a blend of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. It's a refreshing spray that dries rather quickly. It is supposed to give your skin a brighter look- thank you HA! and helps even out any irregularities you may have.  Healing Dry Skin Hand & Body Cream This cream is to follow the Serum to lock in all of the antioxidants and HA to increase the moisture. Moisturizing is soooo important when it comes to keeping…