Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Collective Beauty Haul - Sephora, Lush + More!

Well guys, I'm addicted to make up. Seriously, I can't stop buying it. Luckily I just had a birthday so a lot of these were gifts. Which totally saved my wallet! There's just something special about getting new make up.

I absolutely love peaches. It's probably my all time favorite thing about summer. So of course when I saw this at Bath and Body Works, I had to get it. I love it so much it was in my July Favorites!

This smells so freaking good. It's described as..... And the best part about it is that my husband was the one who picked it out!

This is described as... It has such a lovely scent. I wish I could smell like this every single day.

We all know that I love this stuff. It smells like raspberries mixed with flowers. It's the perfect fruity/florally scent. It's so great, I mentioned it in my July Favorites as well!

I got this for two reasons, first- I'm writing a review on Essence products and second- RachhLoves said how much she loved this color. She also mentioned Show Off, but that was more of a hot pink and I'm not quite brave enough to pull that off yet.

I have been dying to try this product for quite some time now. It was never in stock at my Ulta and I was getting sick of the in store selection. So during my last online order, I HAD to get it. And boy, can I tell you it is fantastic.

I'm not quite sure why I chose this shade of eyeshadow because I literally got 2 other shades that are almost identical in this haul. But it's fine.. this was only $2 and it's honestly beautiful. The pigmentation isn't amazing but it's buildable.

Essence Gel Waterproof Eye Pencil- $2.99
Ulta always has so many online sales and free items with a minimum purchase. I don't know why you'd ever want to shop in store! The selection is terrible and they're always out of their samples or freebie items. Anyway, I received this free since I spent $10 on Essence products and I love it. By far their best eyeliner.

I wanted to give this a try since it was only $2 and I've only ever used powder for my eyebrows. Surprisingly this pencil isn't half bad, although it only adheres to your hairs, so if you have bald spots you still need to fill them in with powder.

I got two colors Play with My Mint and .... I've heard great things about this nail polish and I wanted to see if they were worth the hype. I love the color selection and you seriously can't beat the price. 

I got this for one reason, to see if it made any difference in the staying power of the nail polish. I will let you know if it actually does.

I've been using this mascara for about a month and a half and I have a love hate relationship with it. I mentioned it in my July Favorites where I talk about the pros and the cons. But I'll be going more in depth in my Essence Review. 

Smashbox Studio Must-Haves: Eyes $42.00
This is an Ulta exclusive and I ordered mine off the website since they didn't have it in stock in their store. Shocker. Ulta is one of the few places that has sales on high end make up, so make sure you're checking their weekly ad or are signed up for their emails. This kit was on sale for $21.00 which is insane! I got this entire set for the price of one eyeliner. To say I was excited, is an understatement. 
This eye primer is my holy grail product. Oh my goodness I love this stuff. I have two sample tubes and they're going to last me quite a while. You barely need any and honestly, if you get too much it makes your eyelids a bit greasy. 
It took me forever to figure out how to use this eyeliner but it's amazing!! It automatically sharpens itself and I love it. You always have a sharp tip! Plus the colors are fantastic.
I haven't used this mascara yet but I've heard really good things about it. The only thing I'm a little worried about is how big the brush is. I'm not sure how well it'll work for the lower lash line. 
The last thing in the kit is an eyeshadow trio. The colors are beautiful and so pigmented! I love smashbox eyeshadows and this one didn't disappoint. 

This is the Ulta rewards birthday gift for the months of July-September. Compared to the last month's birthday gift, I'd say this is quite the improvement! It went from a hairspray to an Urban Decay eyeshadow. The packaging is beautiful, the color is beautiful, the pigmentation is amazing and it was free. 

This comforting milk bottle bubbler is filled with moisturizing cocoa butter, soy milk and olive oil for supremely soft skin, and the delicate scent of orange oil to soothe your mind and let your trouble float away.
Treat yourself to a colorful bubble bath filled with softening avocado butter, zesty grapefruit oil and refreshing lemon myrtle oil.
Inspired by the unusual Japanese yuzu fruit, Yuzu and Cocoa has a delectable orange-chocolate fragrance with exotic tropical undertones and an uplifting grapefruit note.
This massive slice of vibrant fruitiness gives you the feeling of being enveloped in a warm hug and gently consoled by the friendly fruity aroma of a blackcurrant candy.

This mascara has the weirdest wand ever. It curves in the middle and claims that you can reach every lash, working with the contours of the face and eyes to create bigger, brighter eyes.
I was so excited to try this product out! I've heard amazing things about how black it is and the stay power it has. Just from swatching it on my hand, I could tell how black and smudge proof it really was!
Shaped to fit all contours of the face, the blotterazzi™ saves you from unused corners like traditional blotting papers. This is a great product for anyone with oily skin.
I've never used a setting spray before and I was quite excited this was included in the kit. It really does feel very refreshing on the skin and helps set my make up in place.
I don't normally go for colors quite this bright but that doesn't mean I wasn't stoked to give this a try. It's literally the most beautiful hot pink. I wore it on my birthday and absolutely loved it. 
I already talked about this in my Smashbox kit above and I was so happy to get another sample of this primer. It's my all time favorite eye primer!
This reminds me a lot of the Baby Lips. The consistency, smell and application are almost identical. It's always nice getting a sample of an expensive product but I'm not sure it's worth the $24.00 for a full size.
This is the one product I wasn't too excited about. I love Tarte as a brand and own several of their products, but this is literally just sunscreen. I'm not sure who would spend that much on sunscreen, but at least it's a sample I'll completely use up.

Sephora Favorites: Lash Out (Available only at Sephora inside JCPenny)
This super-curling and lifting mascara gives you a sexy, wide-eyed look.
Voluptuous and lifted lash silhouette that makes lashes go from barely there to make them stare.
A lash-expanding, ultra-volumizing mascara designed to deliver high-drama lashes.
Creates fanned out, high-volume lashes.
A do-it-all mascara for larger-than-life lashes.

You're definitely going to need a lip liner or lipstick underneath since it's such a shear color. It's also a sticky consistency, so if you're not a fan of that I'd stay away.

I was very excited to get this sample! Benefit just came out with a ton of different eyebrow products and this one was at the top of the list to try. Now I'll be able to decide if it's worth the high price.

I received this free sample for spending over $25 at Sephora. Make sure you check for any samples that might be available! It's one of the best parts about shopping there.

I've heard great things about this mascara and it's always nice having a travel size! Plus if you hate it, you don't feel like you wasted a ton of money on a product you won't use.

Sephora Favorites: Skin-fatuations (Available only at Sephora inside JCPenny)
Powerful, skin-clearing mud visibly draws out dirt and congestion while a proprietary six-acid blend dramatically brightens and softens skin. It works to draw out dirt and pores with activated-X charcoal, leaving skin smooth and healthy-looking.
Travel-friendly cleansing cloths with exfoliating texture, pure Marula Oil and Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Rinses away to reveal a glowing, firmer more radiant looking skin. Sulfate-free. Ideal for Dry, Oily or Combination Skin.
This multitasking moisturizer handles the vital jobs of hydrating, energizing, and protecting to maintain skin's momentum all day. It gives the complexion the refreshing zing of antioxidant-rich mangosteen and adds a healthy hit of radiance that mimics the glow you get from a week's vacation.
 It tones and lightly hydrates in one simple step for skin that feels perfectly clean and comfortably balanced. Formulated for all skin types and gentle enough for the sensitive eye area, it deep cleans pores while natural oil extracts help condition skin. 
Salicylic acid treats blemishes and prevents the formation of new breakouts, tea tree oil works on the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in the development of problem skin, and hyaluronic acid keeps skin hydrated.
Formulated with natural oil-fighters, this unique formula includes a blend of wild yam root extract, licorice root extract, and azelaic acid to dramatically diminish sebum production and reduce the appearance of oily skin. Antioxidant-rich salicornia herbacea helps boost skin hydration for a plumper, more youthful appearance, while ceramide 3 helps protect skin’s barrier function, locking in vital moisture for healthy-looking, supple skin.
Absolute Hydration Replenishing Sleeping Pack features algalyte complex—containing a red microalgae polysaccharide and skin-energizing electrolytes—which works in synergy with alguronic acid to help balance hydration levels and fight visible signs of aging. Skin is deeply hydrated for a soft, supple, luminous, and more youthful-looking appearance. 
This lightweight moisturizer leaves nothing behind but smooth, supple, youthful-looking skin. Designed to hydrate while keeping oily skin in check, this unique formula is designed to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help improve the look of elasticity, firmness, and the visible signs of aging.
White Charcoal helps keep moisture locked in and provides long-term skin benefits. Skin is left shine-free yet hydrated, and makeup is locked in place. 
Refresh, re-smooth, and re-moisturize with this dewy, refreshing gel mist that is formulated with anti-shine complex to help reveal fresher-looking, smoother skin over time.
Mattifies and purifies to soothe skin, minimize shine, and reduce the appearance of outbreaks.
I was not a fan of this product. It literally feels like rubbing Elmer's glue all over your face. It does mattify and make you skin smooth but make sure you pat it into your skin, not rub.
A high potency serum that’s formulated with a proprietary five-source vitamin C complex to help brighten, boost collagen, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

Fresh Birthday Gift (Free during your birthday month)
It's an extra-gentle gel cleanser that instantly removes everyday impurities and makeup—even mascara—without stripping the skin of essential moisture. The multitasking formula works to tone, soothe, and soften the skin for a radiant, healthy-looking complexion. Amino acid-rich soy proteins help support natural elasticity and healthy skin.
This mask is supposedly really good for your skin but I can't get past the smell or the look of the product. It smells like an old lady's house and it has legit rose petal chunks mixed in. I'll give it a shot but I wouldn't be surprised if I ended up giving it away.

And that's everything I got the last few months! I hope you guys enjoyed it! Let me know down in the comments what some of your favorite products have been this summer.

Lexi Rachelle 

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