October Sephora Play

This month I finally achieved a dream of mine, and was able to get off the waitlist and get a subscription to Sephora Play. For those of you who don’t know Sephora Play is a $10 monthly subscription bag from Sephora. You receive 4-5 mini size products, as well as a perfume sample each month for only $10. There is a waitlist and they will email you when a spot opens, from what I have heard and experienced it can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to get your email invitation. Make sure to watch your email because you only have a small amount of time to accept the subscription before your spot is given away. I really enjoy this box because all the products are of course, sold at Sephora. Let’s jump on in and see what I received.

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The first thing I noticed in the box was the Madam CJ Walker’s coconut oil. It is suppose to be nourishing and moisturizing for your hair. I have never tried coconut oil in my hair before but I did try this out and I really enjoyed it. It gave my hair a nice shine, and I love the scent of it. It really just made my hair seem extra clean. You only have to use a small amount so I think this size of a bottle will really last me a good amount of time. I probably won’t use it everyday because I think it can definitely make my hair oily if I use it too much. You can purchase 0.5 oz of this at Sephora for $14. I will most likely repurchase if I continue to get the same results.

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The next product I pulled out of the box was a Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Driver’s Seat”. I think this is an awesome shade for fall, and the swatch looks really pretty. It is like a dark, nude mauve color. I have seen a lot about these liquid lipsticks so I am excited to try it out and see how well it wears. These liquid lipsticks retail for $24 full size at Sephora.

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I also received the Skin Dew setting spray by Farmacy. I have tried Farmacy face masks in the past and I really enjoyed them and thought they were extremely moisturizing so I am excited to try out this setting spray. This says it should be hydrating but I haven’t tried it out yet, I am hoping it hydrates my skin and helps my makeup be longlasting. This retails for $44 at Sephora, full size.

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The next lip product I grabbed is the Estee Lauder Flash Photo Gloss. I have never heard of this product before but from what I have read it is a gloss to put over a lip color and it will make your teeth look whiter in photos. It has an iridescent blue tint to the gloss. From just swatching the gloss I do feel like it seems pretty thick to me. I am definitely interested in trying this out and seeing if I notice a change in my teeth. I do think it is a very cool idea for a product though. This full sized product retails at Sephora for $20.

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The final product I received in this bag was Night Serum from the Drunk Elephant. I tried this out last night and I thought my skin looked and felt awesome. My face looked brighter in the morning when I woke up, so I am definitely interested in trying this product out some more. I have heard good things about this brand and this is the first product I am actually trying out from them. This full size product costs $90 so I will have to be really impressed to actually repurchase this item.

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The bag also came with a small sample of the Derek Lam 10 Crosby perfume in the scent Silent Street, but honestly every bag coming with a perfume sample is not that much of a big deal to me because I have so many perfume samples already, this will just get tossed in with the others. Overall for $10 I do think this bag was pretty cool, I will receive another bag next month and really decide if this subscription is worth it. Thank you all for reading, until next time.

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September Favorites and an Unfavorite

Hello everybody and thank you for reading today’s post, which is my September favorites and even an unfavorite. I know it has been quite a while since my last post and I just wanted to tell you guys thank you for sticking through it with me, I recently moved and it has been a little more stressful than I imagined. I will be having a life update post about all that up on Wednesday, as well as a haul/first impressions post up on Friday. I am trying to post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this month as well as daily on Instagram. So let’s hope I can keep it up, and let’s jump on into this post.

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My first favorite for the month of September is actually a product that I tried once and hated, then never picked it up again until this month and I fell in love. It is the Real Techniques 102 triangle concealer brush. I do not even know why I didn’t like this brush at first, I think it is because back then I was only using a beauty blender for my concealer, but now I love using this brush. I switch between this brush and a tiny beauty blender, but I think this brush gets the job done quick. I like using this brush when I use more concealer since the beauty blender I use is so small. I think it has great coverage, and I love the triangular shape it has so I can get all areas covered easily. This retails for $15.00 and I got this at Ulta, but I know it is available online as well.

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The next favorite I have is the Studio Makeup on-the-go eyeshadow palette. I received this at the beginning of the month in my Boxycharm and I have not put it down. I am so in love with this palette, it is extremely pigmented and blends like a dream. It has a little bit of fall out, but honestly I don’t mind. The very middle shade that is like a dark orange shimmery copper shade is possibly my favorite eyeshadow shade ever. Also, I do not own the Kylie Cosmetics palette but this palette looks like it could be similar, it has similar shades and the same type of packaging. This is definitely my new favorite palette at the moment, and will probably go with me whenever I travel. To me this palette is a little pricey because I have never heard of this brand, but the quality is awesome so I think the $49.95 price tag is worth it if you have the extra cash. You can buy this online on the Studio Makeup website.

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My third favorite product I have this month is the Jouer essential lip enhancer. I received this product in my Fall September Beautycon box this month, but I have actually used this product before. I finished an entire tube of this product a few months ago and never repurchased but this brought my love for the product back. I use this product every single week day morning before I go to work. It really makes my lips hydrated and I wish I took a before picture because I have started to notice my lips are a lot fuller. I just have the original one, but I also know they sell them in tinted colors. You can buy these on the Jouer website for $16. This is my favorite lip treatment ever, and I think it is definitely worth the money. I might actually go buy a back up right now!

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My next favorite actually isn’t a makeup product, it is a bracelet I received in my latest Rocksbox. If you do not have Rocksbox, I suggest you go back a few posts and read my post about it. It is an unlimited jewelry rental subscription and has amazing products. You can get your first month free with the code “CORINNASCORNERXOXOXO” and you won’t regret it. This is the silver Moonsong Cuff by Jenny Bird. It is bendable so it can be totally adjusted any size you’d like. I love it. It is so simple but it can go with any outfit, and I am just so in love with it. I actually first saw it worn by youtuber, LeighannSays, and I fell in love with the Jenny Bird brand. That is how I knew to put Jenny Bird on my Rocksbox wishlist. This retails for $85 on the Jenny Bird site, but you can get it at a discounted member price if you do decide to sign up for Rocksbox.

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My final favorite for the month of September are the Tarte Lip Sculptors. I have the shade Rogue which is a dark berry shade, and I also have the shade Basic which is the perfect nude shade. These are lipsticks on one end, with a matching lipgloss on the other end. I always wear lipstick under my gloss, so I love how these shades match perfectly and I’m not searching for a gloss and lipstick that match. I also really like the formula of the gloss, it is long lasting and not too sticky. These are exclusive to Ulta, and retail for $24 which I think is a great price especially because they are like a 2 for 1 product. Basic is definitely my favorite shade out of the 2 I purchased.

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So now for my unfavorite for September. I really do not like the Ole Henriksen sheer transformation moisturizer. I tested this product out a few months ago and thought it was making me oily, so stopped using it. I started using it again to give it another chance and I am convinced this product breaks me out. I rarely ever ever ever get acne, maybe 1 or 2 zits at a time. Using this product at one point I had 6 different problem spots on my face. It was ridiculous and the worst my skin has ever been. Once I stopped using this moisturizer, it was fine again. I am not even going to look up the price of this product (although I do think it is $15 at Sephora for the smallest size)  because I do not want you all to waste your money. So disappointed in this moisturizer.

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That is it for this post, and the end of September 2016. I hope you all had a great month and here is to an awesome October. I can’t wait for Fall and the holiday seasons. I am so ready! Until next time, thank you all for reading.

Target Haul

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying this nice weather we are starting to get with Summer coming in. Today’s post is just going to be a nice little breakdown on my last Target shopping trip. I have a really bad problem about going to Target whenever I’m bored and just buying whatever is on their shelves (I’m sure I’m not the only one with this problem either). So let’s just get into it.

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The first thing I put in my basket walking in were these super cute little note cards. I love the dollar spot section where everything is only like $1-$3, and I can easily spend $25+ in that section every time I walk through it. I got a pack of thank you cards, as well as just a blank floral pack. They each come with 8 cards and envelopes that match, so for $1 a pack it really just can not be beat.

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I also picked up one of the new Covergirl Tru Blend Blushes. I bought one of their Tru Blend Bronzers a few weeks ago and it has quickly become my favorite drug store bronzer, so I knew I wanted to try a blush too. I picked up the shade “light rose”. I have yet to wear it but I did swatch it and it is a very very light pink with a nice shimmery glow. I even think this could be either used as a highlighter or mixed with another highlighter for a nice light pink tint. It is so pretty, and I actually really like the packaging as well.

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Another cosmetics item I bought is the NYC Lovatics by Demi Mascara. I basically bought this because I haven’t really tried NYC before, and I am a fan of Demi Lovato, so you put those two things together and throw a $4 price tag on it, I am all in! I tried it once, and it isn’t totally amazing but for $4 it was not bad, and I also love when mascara is reallllly black, and this one was definitely jet black. It does have a somewhat odd scent, I am not sure why, it isn’t bad but just a little strange.

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I also bought 2 different packs of wipes to try. Yes, I am sure by now you all know and if not now you do, that I am obsessed with wipes currently. Makeup removing wipes, exfoliating wipes, body wipes, hand wipes, any kind of wipes. I want them, I need them. So the first pack I picked out were just regular kleenex wipes. I like to keep these in my purse or car, just for any spills or for hand wipes. I am a full time nanny of 3 kids, so hand wipes are always a must have. The other pack of wipes I bought are the Simple Exfoliating Facial Wipes. I am not a fan of these. I have been wanting to try the Simple brand for a while after hearing so many good reviews on their products, but these wipes were just a no for me. I don’t like the way they feel, a little too rough for me. I also didn’t think they even cleansed my face or took of my makeup very well. They just aren’t the best and now I just use them to wipe off my makeup swatches of my arms.
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I also bought these guys right here. I got a refill pack for my Venus Swirl razor. If you are a girl that shaves and you do not use this razor, we can not be friends. This razor is life changing. It is the best hands down, and it is called Swirl because it has a little metal ball that the blades sit on, and so it in a way just curves the razor with your body. It is honestly amazing, best razor ever. I also picked up this little flamingo makeup bag because it is adorable, it was less than $2, and because I told you I have a shopping problem.

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Last products I bought and they technically were not bought at Target. I got these Sinful X Kylie Jenner nail polishes at Walgreens but then I noticed Target has the same color for the same price, so I figured I would share them on here with you guys. Everyone knows I am a big Kylie fan so of course I had to try these. I haven’t worn any of the colors yet but I did paint my God Daughter’s toes with them, and so far so good! I got the duo chrome color “Kleopatra” and the shimmer matte color “V.I.Peach”. These retailed for about $2.50-$3.

Also if you guys are really nosey like I am, I bought tuna fish and packing tape as well. That is it for my Target trip this time. Thank you all for reading, and I hope you enjoyed. Have a great day!