Julep No Limits Luxe Hydrating Crème Review

I initially received this creme in my Julep November box. However, the pump on the jar didn’t work (initial thought: who puts a pump on a jar?), so I had to report the issue and within a day, I received an email saying they would replace the jar with no issue! That’s great customer service!

The purpose of the pump is to keep impurities out of the creme. But, just putting it out there, I saw online where a lot of people complained about the pump not working, at least Julep replaces them without any issue. This is definitely something they should work on fixing!


Anyway, The replacement came a few days after I requested it. This time, the pump worked (yay!)!

 


I really love this creme. It’s thick, but not too thick because it doesn’t take forever to rub it into my skin. It’s extremely moisturizing and I just love way it makes my skin feel. I don’t know how to describe the scent, but I do know I’m not a fan of it. The scent fades away pretty quickly, so I can continue to use this product without being annoyed by the smell for too long!

If you’re in need of a new moisturizer, this one is a good option! It sells for $24 on Julep’s website. Check RetailMeNot for coupon codes before purchasing because Julep always has a coupon!


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Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator Review + Swatch

I was excited to come across this product on sale in Target a couple of weeks ago.  I have been wanting to try an illuminator that looks good on my complexion, isn’t too shimmery, and doesn’t break my skin out. So, for the price, I thought this would be good to try out.

First things first, I purchased this product in the color Bronze Light. Second, a little goes a longggg way. Two to three drops are enough to cover the tops of your cheekbone and around your eye. I am not sure if it is because of my medium to deep skin tone, but I do not feel like there is a lot of shimmer in this product. I barely notice it on my skin. I feel like I am literally just applying it and putting product on my face for no reason. I’m pretty disappointed, but maybe one day I will find a good illuminator. I may end up trying the illuminators and highlighters from Becca…I’ve heard nothing but great reviews from their products. I just have a hard time spending that kind of money for a product I will not wear very often. 

Showing the difference between the product fresh out of the tube (thick line) and it rubbed in (bottom). As you can see, there is really no shimmer in this product. 😦

 This product is no longer available on Target’s website, but it can be purchased here from Amazon.

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review + Swatches

I have been on the prowl for a liquid to matte lipstick for a while. I have tried a few which I have reviewed here and here. I have been looking for a formula that dries matte, but that is not extremely drying on my lips or sticky when it dries. I believe I found what I have been looking for in this product! I purchased the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the color Coppenhagen from Target the other day. I really love the color. It is a berry wine shade. The doe foot wand applicator made applying the lip cream super easy. It dries matte after 15 seconds or so, which means you have to work quickly to clean up any mistakes. The formula was matte without being drying. I did not feel like I needed to keep reapplying or anything. I did prime with Aquaphor to add some moisture to my lips before applying the lip cream, but I do that with ALL of my lipsticks.The color barely faded after eating and drinking and it lasted for hours, without ever feeling dry on my lips. I definitely look forward to trying some of the other shades that this product comes in!

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Je Beau International Cosmetics Review + Swatches

*Although the products used in this review were provided by Je Beau International, the thoughts and opinions set forth in this article are solely mine and are 100% honest*

Recently, the founder of Je Beau International reached out to me and requested that I try out some of her company’s products. I happily obliged! I love trying new products, especially from brands that are not as mainstream, and introducing them to my followers!

Je Beau International in Beverly Hills, California, has a line of beauty products representing Hollywood Glamour with more than 100 celebrities using our products, as well as the everyday consumer. Je Beau International introduces only the finest ingredients in all of our luxurious products to bring out your true beauty.

Backed by more than 25 years of experience, our products transport you into a world of luxury and fashion by enhancing your unique style. Je Beau’s president, Julie Beauchesne, believes “Beauty and Glamour are possessed by all. And when you look your best, you will achieve your greatest.”

-Je Beau International

In the look below, I tried out several products from Je Beau. I tried out their luxurious lipstick, mascara, and eyeliner. They also sent me a lip liner. I did not use it in this look because I didn’t want it to take away from the lipstick, but I did swatch it below. Scroll down below to read my review of each product.

Luxurious Lipstick in Legendary, $18.00

I really loved this lipstick. It is a red shade with a little shimmer to it. It is not a true red, at least not on my complexion. But, it is a very pretty red. It is like a coppery red. It’s a nice change up to my everyday red lipsticks. The lipstick applied very smooth and lasted for hours. It was very moisturizing, with a very satiny feel. The lip color was also very pigmented. I definitely look forward to trying some other lipstick shades. It comes in 13 other shades.

Cat Eye Liquid Eyeliner Pen, $18.00

If you keep up with my blog, you know how much I love eyeliners! This eyeliner has a black felt tip. It applies super smooth and easily. The thickness of the pen helped make the application easy. The line came out very smooth and dried a matte black. It created a perfect winged look. I will be adding this to my rotation for nighttime eyeliners.

Movie Eyes Mascara, $20.00

I do not wear mascara too often, but I did notice a difference in my lashes after applying this mascara. This mascara added a lot of volume and lengthened my lashes. It is a smudgeproof and waterproof formula, so I had to really scrub with my makeup remover wipes to remove it. It is also a sensitive eye formula, so it does not irritate your eyes the way other mascaras may.

Luxury Lip Liner in Vermouth, $16.00

I do not use colored lip liners very often, unless I am creating an ombre look. I mainly stick to clear lip liners. But, if you are a fan of colored lip liners, I think that this one is nice. It applied smoothly and the color payoff was great. It would look nice paired with the lipstick in this review. It is a pencil lip liner, so you will need a sharpener if you purchase. This lip liner comes in 3 other colors.


 

Overall, I am a fan of this brand. I do find some of their products to be a bit pricey. However, the quality is really good, which makes paying the additional money worth it. I would definitely recommend the lipstick and eyeliner, as they were my favorites. Head over to their website and check out all of the other amazing beauty products they offer! Also, like their Facebook page; follow them on Instagram; and follow them on Twitter.

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What’s in My Birchbox? | November 2015

I was subscribed to Ipsy and Glossybox and I was consistently unsatisfied with the products I received, so I thought I would switch over to Birchbox. This is my first box and I’m so excited I made the decision to subscribe! The products are great…especially the MAKE Face Gloss! It’s my favorite product from this box…you’ll find out why in my review below! Anyway, this box is worth $89.50, so for $10, it’s TOTALLY worth it! Scroll down to read my thoughts about all of the products I received! 🙂


 Temple Spa La La Lagoon Aromatic Bath & Shower Gel – Full Size, $18

My skin is really sensitive, so I do not use shower gels on my body. I am more of a Dove soap for sensitive skin kind of girl. It does have a semi strong smell to it. According to the packaging, it is aromatic, so I am assuming that is why it is a little strong.  But, if you do not like strong scents, then I wouldn’t recommend it. However, based on the reviews, some people enjoyed the smell and found it to be relaxing. It’s always a preference thing…so if you can find your way to a Birchbox store, I would recommend you taking a whiff before buying.

MAKE Face Gloss – Full Size, $25

OMG! OMG! Oh My God!!! This face gloss is AMAZING!!!! I have been a vaseline girl my entire life (read about my obsession here). But, since trying this out, I can’t say whether or not I will be using vaseline on my face anymore. This gloss keeps my face moisturized for the entire day and a little goes a LOOOONGGGG way. My skin is not shiny or oily looking, it just looks perfectly moisturized. It also leaves my skin feeling super soft. I love it! It is the perfect moisturizer for my dry skin. Based off of the reviews though, I am not sure if I would recommend this product for people with oily skin because it seems to make oily skin extra oily.

LOC One & Done Shadow Stick in Smoke Screen – Full Size, $10  

This eyeshadow is awesome! The pigment is super rich and the formula is long lasting. It stayed on for hours and hours without fading. I had to use an oil based makeup remover to get it off of my eyes. I tried wiping it off with a tissue just to see if there would be any transfer, and there wasn’t. I definitely recommend this eyeshadow. You’ll love it!

 Living proof.* Perfect hair Day (PhD) dry shampoo – Full Size, $22 

I have never used a dry shampoo. However, I have been considering trying one since I only wash my hair every two weeks. It would be nice to have a little refresher at the start of week 2. Enter Living Proof PhD. The smell is so fresh and it leaves my scalp and hair feeling very fresh and adds some moisture. I am not sure if I sprayed too much, because the next day, my hair felt heavier and kind of greasy…which it should have been removing. Lol! But, with that being said, I am not completely turned off to the idea of dry shampoo or this brand. I will try this one out again and not spray as much and I will probably try out another brand or two before committing to buy this in the full size bottle.

BioRepublic Skincare Green Tea Detox Purifying Fiber Sheet Mask – Set of 3 masks, $14.50   

I have never used a face mask before, but I loved this one. It smelled soooo good and it left my skin feeling moisturized and clean…although, a tad sticky once I removed the mask. Butttt….the next day I woke up with a few small bumps on my face, so I am not sure if it irritated my skin or not. I will be trying some of the other face masks offered by BioRepublic if I can find one for sensitive skin. Head over to my Instagram page to see a picture of me trying out this mask! You’ll get a kick out of it! Lol!

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