MAC Selena La Reina Collection

June 8, 2020 | Beauty, MAC | 18 Comments »


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MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

Swatches: La Leyenda, Dame Un Beso

I know it’s been a while since my last blog post. I keep saying how I have so much to share and I do. However, work was taking up most of my time. For the time being I have to take a step back. So I figured I’d take advantage of the free time. If I’m being honest I can use the distraction. My head is spinning just thinking about all of the horrific things happening in the world right now along with some unsettling news that I received just last week. If I can’t bake, I’ll have to blog. I have to do something.

A few years back MAC released the first Selena Collection. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the products. While I was very happy with my purchases, I remember feeling a little underwhelmed. So when I heard that MAC was releasing a second collection I was hoping for something more. I do feel like they stepped it up just a bit, but I’m still not completely satisfied. I was expecting bolder shades. More bling. More… I don’t know. Just more!

This time around I only purchased two items. I opted for one Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color in Dame Un Beso and the Extra Dimension Skinfinish in La Leyenda. Dame Un Beso is described as a raspberry pink. It applied nice and evenly. It made for a fairly comfortable wear, however I wouldn’t say it was the most comfortable. It’s a gorgeous shade though! La Leyenda is described as a rich gold on pearl. I absolutely love the rose! This piece right here is exactly what I envisioned for the perfect Selena Collection. So this piece was a must have for me. La Leyenda is the most beautiful highlighter. I’m sure many of us have quite a few gold highlighters in our collection, so unless you are a fan you probably don’t need this one. Then again can we ever have too many gold highlighters?

You can see the MAC Selena La Reina Collection in action below. I’m wearing Dame Un Beso on my lips and La Leyenda as my highlighter.

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

Overall, I’d have to say that while I was still hoping for more, I did love the pieces I purchased. And out of the two at least one of them was exactly what I had envisioned for the perfect Selena Collection. I still say they could have blinged out the lipsticks a bit more. While the shades are gorgeous, the packaging is pretty plain.

Did you purchase anything from the MAC Selena La Reina Collection?

Info

Product: MAC Selena La Reina Collection
Price: $23.00, $37.00
Purchase: maccosmetics.com

Look

Face: MAC Prep + Prime Skin, MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, ColourPop Cat’s Eye Pressed Powder Blush, MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in La Leyenda, MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Eyes: ColourPop Sailor Moon Palette, ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner in Swerve, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Ash Brown Lips: MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color in Dame un Beso

Relax Away Essentials Bath Bombs

April 30, 2020 | Beauty | 20 Comments »


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Relax Away Essentials Bath Bombs

I’ve talked about bath bombs on my blog quite a bit. I think I buy more bath bombs than makeup. As of lately anyway. I can’t help myself. I’m forever running around doing way more than I need to be doing. By the end of the day the only thing that truly helps me to unwind is a nice hot bath. Regardless of how warm it is outside. There are only a handful of shops that I truly enjoy. So I’m always excited when I find a new one. I don’t even remember how I found Relax Away Essentials, but man am I glad that I did! You’ve probably seen me mention them on my Instagram account already. But now I’m going to show you just a few of my purchases.

Relax Away Essentials Bath Bombs

Gnome Grown Bath Bomb

Relax Away Essentials Bath Bombs

Pot Of Gold Bath Bomb

Relax Away Essentials Bath Bombs

Llama Drama Bath Bomb

Relax Away Essentials Bath Bombs

Mermaid Life Bath Bomb

Relax Away Essentials Bath Bombs

Juicy Peach Bath Bomb

Relax Away Essentials Bath Bombs

Peeps Bath Bomb

I love that they are local(ish). I love their fun new releases. I love that they also make CBD bath bombs. Some days I really need the extra relaxation. Other days I just want pretty bath water so a regular bath bomb will do. They always smell so good! The most recent bath bomb I used was Mermaid Life. My husband came home from work and said the house smelled so good. It was the Mermaid Life Bath Bomb. He couldn’t believe it. He thought I lit a candle or something. I was like ‘Nope, it’s all me, baby!’ Hahaha!

If I had to pick a favorite I’d have to go with the Gnome Grown Bath Bomb. That one contains CBD. I so wish they had more of those. I absolutely loved it! It was the most relaxing bath that I’ve ever had. It might even be my favorite bath bomb ever! Now all I have are memories…

Relax Away Essentials is a cute online shop. If you’re stuck in the house and find yourself moping around a lot, treat yourself! Seriously, one of these will surely lift your spirits. Don’t believe me? Check out this Tiger King Bath Bomb! How can you not laugh while plopping one of those bad boys into your tub? I need to try that one next.

So what have you been doing to keep busy while at home? I hope you’re all staying safe!

Info

Product: Relax Away Essentials Bath Bombs
Price: Varies
Purchase: relaxawayessentials.com

Derma E Vitamin C Best Sellers

April 9, 2020 | Beauty, Derma E | 25 Comments »


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Derma E Vitamin C Best Sellers

Derma E Vitamin C Best Sellers

I know that I said in my last post that things would remain normal around here and then I sort of took off for a few weeks. There were times where I’d come to sit down at my vanity and felt that this was the last place I needed to be. It just didn’t feel right. Then I found myself stressing and getting anxious and thought maybe this is exactly what I needed after all. I keep trying to go about life as usual, but then I feel guilty. Is that what I’m supposed to be doing? I don’t even know anymore. I do know that I’m doing my part by staying home. Once a week my husband goes out on a grocery store run, but that’s the only time any of us leave the house. I’ve been going for walks with my son again so that we get out and get some air/exercise. It’s been good for us. It helps me to stay positive. So I’m going to try and be more productive around here.

Before all of this started I received a nice little package from Derma E. It included a few of their Vitamin C Best Sellers. Here is what was included…

  • Vitamin C Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste
  • Vitamin C Concentrated Serum
  • Vitamin C Bright Eyes Hydro Gel Patches

The Vitamin C Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste helps reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and blemishes while enhancing your skin’s natural glow. It contains ancient rice and golden turmeric. The Vitamin C Concentrated Serum is a high-potency serum that penetrates deeply providing essential hydration. It contains hyaluronic acid, aloe, and vitamin e. The Vitamin C Bright Eyes Hydro Gel Patches claim to brighten, hydrate, and improve the appearance of the under eye area. It contains allantoin, caffeine, and vitamin c and b3.

The Vitamin C Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste and Vitamin C Bright Eyes Hydro Gel Patches are both new to me products. So far I can say that I’m loving the gel patches. I love gel patches in general, but these feel extra nice. They’ve really made a difference on my tired, stressed eyes these days. I’ll have to share a photo of me using them in my Instagram stories the next time I use them.

Have you tried anything from the Derma E Vitamin C Line?

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

Info

Product: Derma E Vitamin C Best Sellers
Price: $13.95 – $24.50
Purchase: dermae.com

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