Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a very happy new year.

I wish everyone peace, joy, blessings, health, happiness, and prosperity for 2018!

See you next year!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Ultimate Anti-Aging Products | Robin McGraw's Revelation Skincare Review

If you're not familiar with the Revelation brand, it was founded by Robin McGraw, wife of T.V. personality, Dr Phil. Robin's Revelation lifestyle brand is much more than skincare, she gives back to many great causes but today we are focusing on her skincare.

I know that many people can be skeptical of products that are created or endorsed by celebrities, but there is a reason that Robin's skincare line has broken sales records and also made it into Oprah's list of O-Ward Winners.

Robin McGraw Revelation’s Luxury Skincare Collection is now available in Canada and I had the pleasure of testing out some of their products. I previously posted about and held a giveaway for their Oprah Magazine Beauty O-Ward winners from 2017 which included the Hydra Qwench Moisturizing Night Cream and the Foaming Joy! Purifying Facial Cleanser (post linked here).

Today, I'm talking about some other products from the Revelation line that are geared towards brightening (but do MUCH more!).

I received the Twinkle, Twinkle, You're A Star Multi-Action Polishing Scrub, Let There Be Bright Triple Action Brightening Serum, and the Starlight, Face Bright Triple Action Brightening Night Cream.

Spoiler: This is the most gentle and results-driven skincare that I've ever used. Read on for more info.

Twinkle, Twinkle, You're A Star Multi-Action Polishing Scrub, 1.7 fl oz

This gentle yet effective polishing scrub works to reveal brighter, younger-looking skin, reducing the appearance of dark spots and sun damage. It features a proprietary Triple Action Brightening Complex, a formula that works to refine pores and fade the appearance of dark spots and discoloration.

I found this polishing scrub gentle enough to use every day. My skin looked brighter and clearer after using it, and because it's an exfoliator, it helped my other skincare products absorb more easily into my skin.

I find it important to note that none of these products contain fragrances. Added fragrances in your skincare can actually have an aging effect on the skin which is obviously the opposite of what we are going for.

Let There Be Bright Triple Action Brightening Serum, 1 fl oz

This potent serum features highly stabilized 10% Vitamin C to brighten and reveal a more radiant complexion. It also features a proprietary Triple Action Brightening Complex, a formula that works to refine pores and fade the appearance of dark spots and discoloration and reveal brighter younger-looking skin.

This lightweight, fragrance-free serum is more like a lotion but don't let that fool you, it's a powerhouse! It's very hydrating and soothing to the skin. The combination of these 3 products packs a powerful punch and tackles aging skin issues like no other. I actually only used this product once a day in conjunction with the Starlight, Brightening Night Cream shown below.

Starlight, Face Bright Triple Action Brightening Night Cream, 1 fl oz

This night cream features a multi-action approach to brightening by balancing pigmentation and reducing the appearance of dark spots. It's formulated to improve the look of tired, dull skin, refine pores, and tighten and firm the appearance of skin.

This fragrance-free night cream is lightweight but very hydrating, and my reactive skin didn't experience any irritation at all. I used this over the Triple Action Brightening Serum and wow! my results were incredible! And, I only used this product along with the serum once a day. 

The Bow Ring - Size 4, midi ring

Robin designed the bow ring as a reminder to put yourself at the top of your list and take care of yourself so you can also take care of those you love. This is a great way to remember to practice self-love every day.

Made with sterling silver and Swarovski crystals, The Bow Ring is the perfect gift for yourself or someone you love.

Summary, My Skincare Results:

Although these products are geared towards brightening, I experienced much more than just a brighter complexion. My results were so dramatic that when I looked in the mirror (something I haven't enjoyed as I've aged), I saw the younger me in the reflection! That was a feeling that I just can't explain. It made me feel so happy! These products gave me the most anti-aging effects of any skincare that I've ever tried. And, I've tried everything from drugstore to spa-grade skincare. Skincare has always been the one area that I've been willing to spend my money on, and I've never had results like this. Not only was my skin brighter, but my skin looked tighter, firmer, and more lifted. The overall effect was a much younger, healthier-looking me. 😍

I began to see results right away and the results just kept getting better over time. I was really shocked and very impressed. I've been receiving compliments on my skin ever since. Everyone has been asking what I'm doing differently. On a recent trip to see my Dr. he told me that when he saw me sitting in the waiting room he thought I was "Amy's younger sister." The funny thing is, I don't have a younger sister! He then went on to tell me how much younger and how great I looked, even though I had a sleepless night the night before. This is all thanks to the Revelation skincare line as I hadn't changed anything else in my routine. 

These products have done wonders for my skin, and looking in the mirror is no longer something I dread. If I could afford to, I would get rid of pretty much all my other skincare and just use these products, along with some other products from the Revelation line.

Based on my results, I feel that the more signs of aging that your skin is showing, the more dramatic your results will be with these products. 

These products are currently being sold in value sets and can be found linked here  (non-affiliate).

I plan on purchasing these products and can't wait to have them back in my life! πŸ’

Revelation Products Are:

Revelation is now available in Canada and can be purchased online at

This post is not sponsored. Products were provided free for editorial consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. There are no affiliate links in this post.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Iherb Haul | Skincare, Makeup, Health, Supplements

I haven't done an iHerb haul in quite a while but I thought I'd share my latest purchases as some are my holy grail products and others are new to me, and some of them may interest you, too.

As always, I will share links to products if you'd like to get more information or purchase them yourself. Note: I don't share the prices because they are forever changing.


Madre Labs CocoCeps Organic Cocoa Beverage
This is my absolute favourite unsweetened cocoa powder which I use to make my morning smoothies. It's not only organic but it contains immune-boosting Cordyceps and Reishi mushroom powders. I have a really bad aversion to mushrooms, so this is one way that I can get the health benefits without having to eat mushrooms. NO, you cannot taste them. I add this to unsweetened cashew milk, with some stevia, and whey protein powder.

CocoCeps is a Premium, Certified Organic, 100% Natural (Non-Alkalized) Dark Cocoa Beverage, containing a Full-Spectrum Blend of Micronized Cordyceps and Reishi Mushrooms. This innovative Cocoa Blend from Madre Labs is the first to use MicroFungi – micronized mushroom powders, specially processed to greatly reduce particle size and assist with bioavailability.

Now Foods Glycine Pure Powder
Glycine is an amino acid. It provides neurotransmitter support and promotes restful sleep. I have chronic and severe insomnia, so I'm always looking for new products to try as my body seems to get used to most products that work for me, so I'm constantly having to switch things up. I have high hopes for this product and it's easy to take. Just mix a teaspoon of this powder in water and drink. There are over 150 servings in this bottle!

Glycine is the smallest and simplest amino acid, making it versatile for use in a wide range of functions. Glycine is necessary for the production of glutathione, DNA, creatine, bile, hemoglobin, and most proteins. It also helps to promote glycogen storage, thereby making glucose readily available for energy production. Glycine also functions as a calming neurotransmitter in the brain, where it facilitates nerve impulses and is important for the maintenance of healthy sleep patterns.

Jarrow Max DHA Fish Oil
This is my favourite fish oil. I've tried others but I always go back to this one. As the name implies, it has a high dose of DHA. The capsules are small and easy to take. I only take one a day so this is a 3 months supply for me. And, no fishy burps or after taste from this one.

DHA is the predominant fatty acid in the brain, nervous system and retina of humans. DHA is important for fetal and infantile neurological development. DHA also supports neurological function in seniors.

Nature's Bounty Sublingual B Complex
This is another new product for me. I'm excited to try it as it has great reviews on iHerb. I was looking to repurchase my Now Foods B12 (which I take because I rarely eat meat), and while searching on iHerb's website, I came across this product. It has the B12 that I was after but in addition to that, it contains B2, Niacin, B6, and Pantothenic Acid.

This liquid provides an excellent source of B-Complex vitamins to help safeguard a sufficient daily intake. The B-Complex is essential for the maintenance of healthy nervous tissue. The B Vitamins play a role in energy metabolism in the body.


George's Always Active Aloe Vera Mist
This is another staple in my beauty arsenal. I will never be without it. I use it after cleansing my skin and in between layering all of my skincare. I also use it to set my makeup or if my makeup is a little too powdery. It's very hydrating, all natural, and has the most beautiful fine mist. This bottle lasts forever, too!

Ingredients: 100% "always active" aloe vera distillate

Elf Perfect Finish HD Powder
This is another new product that I'll be testing out. I've heard great things about it and that it may be comparable to It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Powder at a fraction of the price. It's supposed to blur imperfections and it is only $6! It's also cruelty-free! Elf Cosmetics has some real winning products in their lineup, hopefully, this will be one of them. I will do a full review once I've tested it out for at least a week.

Versatile, translucent pressed finishing powder helps set makeup, reduce shine and slightly mattify skin. Microfine particles help fill in fine lines and blur imperfections to create a "soft focus" effect on the skin. Designed to be used with high-definition camera technology but also perfect for everyday wear.

You can get 5% off of your entire order at iHerb with this link. Or just apply code AGU725 to your order during the checkout process. 

Note: iHerb is offering free shipping to Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand right now for orders over $40USD. Ends Dec 31st 10am pst.

This post is not sponsored. some links are referral links. Thank you in advance if you choose to use them.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tangle Teezer Blow Styling Round Tool Brush Review

As I've mentioned countless times, I have the most unruly, difficult to deal with hair. My hair is a mix of curly, wavy, and super duper frizzy! So my whole life, I've been on the never-ending quest to find hair tools that will make my life a little bit easier. This quest never seems to end. But, I think I'm one step closer thanks to the new Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Round Tool.. basically, it's a round brush for blowing out your hair, but this one's different.

Tangle Teezer became famous for their detangling brush. It was innovative and it worked. It was designed to help us brush through wet hair without pulling our hair out. (My cat has stolen mine as he really loves it too!).

Next generation Tangle Teezer brushes are just as innovative if not more so. They are designed to help us blow dry our hair quickly, and like the first generation of Tangle Teezer's, they are also designed so they don't yank out our hair.

There is a new paddle brush and the one that I'm reviewing here is the large round brush. It comes in a small size as well. The large size that I'm featuring here is meant for medium to long hair.

When I first received the brush, I was very skeptical that this brush would work on my hair, and I was actually little scared that it would actually end up ripping all my hair out because the brush is rather hard and has a rubbery texture.

My fears were put to rest after the first blow dry. The brush actually glides through my hair without any pulling or snagging. It grips the hair well so there is a good amount of tension to smooth out my curls. It reduced my frizz by about 80%. And, I do feel that it cuts my blow drying time slightly.

After blow drying my entire head of hair with the brush, there were only a few hairs in the brush (shown below). Normally, my brushes are full of hair! I could literally count the few hairs that this brush picked up after blowing out my hair.

Above: Amount of hairs in the brush after blow drying full head πŸ‘

About the brush & Claims:
  • Invented by Shaun P. 
  • Designed, developed, and made in Great Britain.
  • An innovative blow-styling round tool that delivers a quick blow-dry whilst giving volume, shine and natural root lift. 
  • Ideal for all hair types
  • Quick drying results, no pre-dry needed
  • unique teeth configuration delivers free-flow tension to allow the hair to dry with volume, natural movement, and shine
  • Styles hair from wet to dry to give natural waves and curl without any pulling or tugging
  • No need to place the hair dryer nozzle on the teeth 

The front part of my hair is the frizziest and does need a bit of a touch-up. However, I blame this on user error as it could be blown out smooth if I was better at doing my hair. Overall the results are impressive to me considering how difficult my hair is for me to straighten and smooth it out and how quickly I got these results.

Before and after photos using just the Tangle Teezer Large Blow Styling Round Tool (Hair colour looks different due to lighting and my highlights/lowlights)

After using this brush, I immediately gathered up all my other round brushes and put them away since I no longer have a need for them. 😍

This brush is a game-changer for me! Was my hair perfectly blown out like the salon? No. But, that's user error. This brush has given me the best blow out that I can do by myself with a round brush. My hair is left mostly straight with very little frizz (about 80% reduction). and some shine (not easy for damaged and bleached hair like mine). Not only that, but I lose much less hair with this brush! I've previously used everything from ceramic to natural and synthetic bristle brushes and this brush is completely different and it does what it claims. As I get older, I value each and every strand of hair my head more than ever. For that reason alone this brush is worth every penny!

Almost forgot to mention, because of the design of the brush, it's also super easy to clean!

-Tangle Teezer Large Round brush can be purchased here.
-Tangle Teezer Small Round brush can be purchased here.

Let me know if you've tried this brush and what your thoughts are!

*Not sponsored. I received this brush as an early Christmas gift. Some links are referral links Thank you for the support if you choose to use them.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Stocking Stuffer Ideas With

My favourite thing on Christmas morning as a child was always opening up my Christmas stocking. When I was asked by to share my top stocking stuffer picks along with some other Bloggers. I got to relive that excitement while searching their website for my stocking stuffer picks.

I started by searching's Holiday Shop and was able to narrow my search down from there. There was so much to choose from, I had a blast picking out what I wanted to fill my own stocking with! I found so many great items that I wanted to add to my stocking so it was tough to narrow it down. Ultimately, I ended up selecting items that I've had my eye on for a while and some others that caught my eye while I was looking around. I really enjoyed perusing their Gift Guide, too, and found it very helpful.

Links to products can be found in the headings (non-affiliate).

1. Briogeo Rosarco Repair On-The-Go Travel Kit 

This TSA-approved travel kit contains Briogeo's top sellers. I've tried one product by this brand so far and it worked really well on my colour treated, dry/ damaged hair. So this kit was a no-brainer for me.

2. 100% Pure Ginseng Collagen Boost Mask 5 Pack 

I love the brand 100% pure! I've used several of their products in the past and loved them all. I also love masking and anything anti-aging. These Ginseng Collagen boost masks claim to increase collagen production for firmer, more elastic skin. I'll take a year supply, please!

3. Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Take Me There Set 

I already own the solid perfume in this scent from Pacifica. I love that it's natural and cruelty-free. The scent is very refreshing and soothing. This kit contains the roll-on perfume, body butter, and lip tint. 

4. Oriwest Meditation Necklace 

Aromatherapy on-the-go! I love the idea of these meditation necklaces, where you can add your favourite essential oil to it and breathe it in anytime you need to, whether you need a pick me up or something to help you chill. Such a great gift idea.

5. L'ange Hair Aplatir Flat Iron Blush 

I have horribly kinky and frizzy hair that I love to wear sleek and smooth, so I love to try out new hair appliances that might make my life a little bit easier and be less damaging to my hair. This tourmaline-infused ceramic flat iron that boasts 400% more negative ion output than ceramic alone. That means reduced frizz and smooth, shiny looking tresses. This flat iron can also create waves and curls. A great multi-purpose hair tool.

6. Little Blue House Work Sock Women's Stretch Jersey Leggings 

I love lounge pants! Anything to keep me comfy and cozy in the winter is right up my alley. These stretch leggings are cute and cozy!

7. The MakeUp Eraser Glove

I've heard so much about these makeup eraser towels and gloves that can apparently wipe away all traces of makeup and dirt without having to use any cleansers. This glove is designed to clean your makeup brushes without any chemicals. Just add water and it claims to remove 100% of makeup. It's reusable up to 1000 washes. This is a super eco-friendly product!

So there you have my top 7 picks for my stocking this year. Let me know what your picks are.

You can check out what the other Bloggers chose for their stockings at

This post is not sponsored. No affiliate links have been used.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Live Clean Holiday Hand Soaps: Holly Berry & Vanilla Peppermint

I'm so delighted that Live Clean's Holiday Hand Soaps are back!

I just love the festive packaging! It helps me get into the holiday spirit by adding a little holiday decor next to my vanity, and the beautiful scents remind me of the holidays, too. I keep one in my guest bath and the other in my master bathroom. The scents are perfect for this time of year. Vanilla peppermint smells just like it sounds, it's light, fresh, and soft. Holly Berry (my favourite) has a fresh berry scent. Both are delicious, it's just a matter of personal preference.

Both soaps are enriched with vitamins E and B, they hydrated and restore moisture and gently cleanse. πŸ’¦

Like other Live Clean products, these are 98% plant derived and free of harmful chemicals!

These products are also cruelty-free, affordable, and easily accessible (retailers are listed below).

Holly Berry Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap 
500ml / SRP $4.99-$5.99

Vanilla Peppermint Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap 
500ml / SRP $4.99-$5.99

The pillars of Live Clean: πŸƒ
• 98% plant and natural based ingredients
• SLS and silicone free
• Petrolatum, paraben and phthalate free
• DEA free
• Phosphate free
• Dye-free
• Vegetarian formulas
• Never tested on animals
• Hypoallergenic
• Biodegradable ingredients
• Packaging recyclable

I think these would make fabulous stocker stuffers, too! πŸŽ„

These products are available at - Walmart,, and

Not sponsored. Items were provided free for consideration. All opinions are mine. :)

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tips to Create An Eco-Friendly Home

I love finding new tips on ways that I can make my home more eco-friendly. It's not only good for us and the environment but usually, these tips also help out our pocketbooks.

A tip that I learned years ago is to forgo many conventional cleaning products which can be toxic to the environment and us! They can be endocrine disruptors and create a toxic load on our bodies. Many of today's diseases are caused in part by some of these harmful chemicals in our everyday products. Instead, I use vinegar and baking soda to clean my home. Baking soda and vinegar are both non-toxic and biodegradable and they can be used to clean almost anything in our homes, plus they are budget friendly! Vinegar kills germs and deodorizes and baking soda works as an abrasive agent that also absorbs oils and also deodorizes.

Some of the ways I use vinegar and baking soda:

  • I use a combination of vinegar and water in a spray bottle as my all-purpose cleaner
  • I also use the vinegar and water to spray most fruits and vegetables, especially if they are not organic, then just give them a rinse
  • Baking soda is great to clean more stubborn areas, like the sink, shower, pots and pans.  I often sprinkle some baking soda then spray some vinegar overtop and scrub away using a sponge or towel
  • You can even use this duo for clogged drains

The uses of vinegar and baking soda are almost endless. If you're worried about the scent of the vinegar, there's no need to, the scent dissipates rather quickly. There are many more natural DIY cleaning recipes that can be found online.

I love this graph that Arhaus has created with more easy tips on ways to go green at home. Arhaus is a furniture company that is committed to sustainability and only uses recycled natural resources. Their dining tables are just a few of their products that are made with 100% organic material. Arhaus has also partnered with the American Forest Foundation to help plant more trees in our depleted forests. Arhaus will plant a tree for every purchase during their storewide sale.

Check out this handy infograph with more tips on how you can create a more eco-friendly home.

I'd love to hear your tips on how we can make our homes more eco-friendly.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Monthly Watch Club Subscription Box Review + Giveaway (3 Winners)!

If you're looking for the perfect gift for the watch lover in your life, look no further than the Monthly Watch Club! 

Monthly Watch Club is a monthly subscription service. They create custom-made watches for both men and women. They work with watchmakers from around the world, so you'll never receive the same watch twice!

The value of the watches is much higher than what you pay. For example, the watch that I received in the November box for Women is valued at $89.99!

I received the Women's November box. The watch comes in a sleek and sturdy box, perfect for storing your watch. The watch is securely strapped in and it has a protective cover on the face, all to ensure your watch arrives safely. The watch itself has a genuine leather black band with a beautiful, large floral face. The watch has enough notches for sizing that I'm sure it would fit pretty much any wrist size. I think this watch makes a great accessory to any outfit and is great for stacking with your favourite bracelets. Not to mention, the watch works well and keeps time perfectly.

Above: with protective face cover

Plans start for as little as $33CAD ($25USD) per month. You can choose to go month to month where you can cancel at any time, or for more savings they have 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid plans. You can have a look at the various plans HERE. Boxes ship on the 1st of every month.

They ship worldwide, and all watches are covered by a 100-day warranty.

Right now Monthly Watch Club is having a Black Friday sale! If you just can't wait, you can get 30% off your order from now until Sunday, November 26th. Use code "BLACK30" at checkout! (non-affiliate). πŸŽ†.

Monthly Watch Club has very generously offered to give 3 of my readers a sampling of their service!

  • Winner #1 will receive a 3-month subscription 
  • Winner #2 will receive a 1-month subscription
  • Winner #3 will receive one of their bracelets
*Note: winners get their choice of a women's or men's box! πŸ’“

This giveaway is open Internationally!

Please enter via the Rafflecopter form below. 

Good luck, everyone!

* This post is not sponsored. PR sample and prizes are generously provided by Monthly Watch Club.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Live Clean Introduces New Aromatherapy Foam Baths

At this time of the year, I love to indulge in nice long relaxing baths. It helps me wind down at the end of the day and relaxes my body before bed. Add in the soothing scents of aromatherapy and you have the perfect combo for a full-on relaxing escape! Luckily, I can do this with natural, chemical free products by Live Clean.

Two of my favourite things have come together thanks to Live Clean's new Aromatherapy Foam Bath line. With scents like Tropical Coconut, Lavender Vanilla, and Fresh Water, there's a scent for everyone.

Each of these scents contains a blend of certified organic chamomile, ylang-ylang, jasmine, and bergamot in luxurious, relaxing formulations that are deeply hydrating.

True to all Live Clean products, these are all natural, free of harmful chemicals, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free. These products are also Vegan, so they'd be perfect for the Vegan in your life!

I think these would make perfect stocking stuffers or just wrap a big bow around the bottle and you have the perfect hostess gift! 🎁🎁🎁

Tropical Coconut Aromatherapy Foam Bath 
A blend of certified organic coconut and citrus botanicals as well as vitamin E and chamomile for a rich foaming bath.

750ml, SRP $8.99-$9.49

Lavender Vanilla Aromatherapy Foam Bath

A blend of certified organic lavender and vanilla extracts in a rich, naturally foaming formulation that promotes deep relaxation. 

750ml, SRP $8.99-$9.49

Fresh Water Aromatherapy Foam Bath

Live Clean's original scents in a blend that includes Vitamin E and plant-derived moisturizers for a deeply hydrated bath.

750ml, SRP $8.99-$9.49

All of these products are:
  • 98% Plant and natural based ingredients
  • Enriched with certified organic botanicals
  • SLS and silicone free
  • Petrolatum-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Phthalate free
  • DEA free
  • Phosphate free
  • Dye-free
  • Vegan formulas
  • Cruelty- free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Contain biodegradable ingredients
  • Packaging is recyclable

These products are available at: Walmart,,, Sobeys Ontario, Overwaitea

Have a great week, everyone!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sephora Haul November 2017 | Tarte, Benefit, Becca and More!

I don't usually shop at Sephora when it comes to makeup purchases. Maybe for the odd item when I'm looking to purchase something specific. But, when I received a gift card for Sephora recently, I couldn't wait to go ham!

This post is just a haul, if you'd like to see swatches or reviews for any of the items, please let me know in the comments below.

I placed 2 orders with Sephora and neither of them were during the VIB event. I could have received a discount if I had waited a few days but one of the items was on sale for half price, so I was afraid it would sell out (which it did).

I apologize for the grainy photos, I have to get my camera looked at or a replacement.

Order 1:

My first order included Tarte's Clay Play Face Shaping Palette, Becca and Chrissy Teigen's Glow Face Palette and the rest of the items were samples and a 100 point perk.

Tarte's Clay Play palette is all matte and includes 3 bronzer/ contour shades and 9 eyeshadows that can also be used as highlights.

The Becca x Chrissy Teigen glow Face Palette is stunning and I was so excited to get it! I thought it would be the perfect compliment to the all matte Tarte palette above. This contains one bronzer shade, one blush shade, and 2 highlighters. Sadly, the colours didn't work for me and spoiler they accentuated my texture and pores horribly! I returned it. 😞

Samples from this order included an It Cosmetics CC cream, Benefit Brow Powder, Bumble and Bumble Hair Oil, Clinique foundation sample, and 100 point perk: Kate Sommerville Wrinkle Warrior™ 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum.

Order 2:

Next up I ordered Benefit's Rockateur blush which has been on my wishlist for quite some time. I also ordered Tarte's No Shower Happy Hour box set. The bag on the left is a bag of samples (not as impressive as it looks).

I finally caved and got my Benefit Rockateur blush in the full size. Although, when I received it, I had to google it because it looked like a sample size at only 5 grams for $40! 😏 It also came cracked on the upper right-hand corner. It must be a soft blush, here's hoping it doesn't crumble apart. Now, I'm expecting some sort of miracle when I swipe this baby on!

The next item I ordered was this Tarte No Shower Happy Hour box set. It was on sale for $22 from $44. Sure enough, it did sell out, so I'm glad that I didn't wait for the VIB/ Insider sale!

The box includes deluxe sample sizes of:
  • Tarte Hair Goals Dry Shampoo
  • Tarte Queen Clean Vegan Deodorant
  • Tarteguard Tinted Moisturizer in medium
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Insightful
  • Tartiest Glossy Lip Paint (no colour stated)- spoiler, it's gorgeous!


Above is the sample bag and it's contents. I will be giving away the two lip products as I know they will be too dark for me (Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in "The Red" and a Tarte Lip Paint). I am most excited about the Marc Jacobs sample eyeliner, I just wish it was brown instead of black, but it was free so I'm not complaining. I'm also curious about the Too Cool For School All-In-One Egg Mellow Cream 5-in-1 Firming Moisturizer. The perfume sample is Marc Jacobs Decadence.

Some more samples included Bumble and Bumble Invisible Hair Oil, Dry Bar 100 Proof Hair Oil, Boscia Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder, and a 100 point perk of First Aid Beauty's Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer (super excited to try this one!).

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Sephora haul! Did you take advantage of the VIB/Insider sale this year? 

Happy weekend, everyone!

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