Sephora Play! May Review

Happy Monday!

This month I was so excited that I got off the Sephora Play waitlist. I was put on the wait list since January and completely forgot about it. I didn’t think I would ever get off that list. But here we are and let me say I beyond happy that I kept this subscription.

The unboxing was amazing! I loved the cute striped cardboard it came in and as you open it you were welcomed. They had everything placed neatly that I had to take a moment to enjoy it. Underneath the welcome pamphlet was the Sephora goodie bag.

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The pamphlet included all the feature products for the month.

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When you opened it up it explained what the product is, how to use it and tips for maximum usage. This was my favorite part of it because sometimes I feel lost when using new kind of products.

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It felt like it was my birthday when I saw what came in the box for May. They included Origins MaskimizerDrink Up, and Clear Improvement Masks, Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial , Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask , Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Kimchi, Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon in Latergram and Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine .

 

Origins Maskimizer™ Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer. This product is amazing for the summer. It helps boost your mask to work harder and better for your skin. Since it was on the hot side this weekend; spraying this mist before applying my mask felt so hydrating. I felt a difference when applying that with a mask. A summer must have for people who breakouts during the summer.

 

Origins Drink Up™ 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin’s Thirst. I loved this one with the maskimizer. I felt my skin thank me for rehydrating it. Before, I honestly didn’t even know how dry my face was until I used this mask. Thank god I got to try this amazing mask.

 

Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores. The second day of using this I was shocked . I thought that my skin was junk free but after using this I couldn’t believe how much dirt it took off. I saw all this dirt that was deep in my pores go down the sink. It was nasty but yet amazing. Just remember that a little goes a long way.

 

Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial. So for the longest I have trying to keep my skin as clear as possible. When I finally cleared it I noticed that I needed to tackle huge pores and scarring from the damage. So when I got this mask, I thanked Sephora for reading my mind and gifting me with this mask. One thing off the bat that I loved was that its perfect for lazy people (like myself). All you do is apply it to your clean face and go to sleep. A phrase I wish was in my beauty routine vocab.  After once use I was hooked I noticed my dark spots become lighter. Another plus was its amazing Rose scent, it soothe me to sleep.

 

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask . I applied this on the ends of my hair because I have an oily scalp. I noticed a little softness to my hair but not a significant change. I think I liked the smell more than the results of it.

 

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Kimchi. Its hard for me to find a lip shade that goes well with my skin tone. Either its too mute or too loud of a color. So when I saw this shade I had my doubts if it would look good on me. I liked the matted shade and how pigmented it was. I even loved the smell of the lipstick, it almost reminded me of the perfume I got.

 

Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon in Latergram. Tarte released it new collection and I was dying to try something out. I have never used nor own a lip liner mostly because I never felt the need for them. But this liner made me second guess my last statement. It glided on so smoothly and the color was a beautiful nude. Once I used it I couldn’t stop looking at my lips. The only tip I have is make sure to exfoliate your lips before using.

 

Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine perfume. This was my favorite by far! I completely fell in love with this scent. It smelled so zesty, fruity and yet romantic. It reminded me of fun beach trips along the coast line. Even my boyfriend got a sniff and loved the aroma it gives off. I caught him many times trying to get a whiff of the perfume. So I’m happy that I found my signature scent for the summer.

 

After my first experience I will be dreaming of the next box to come! I can’t thank my lucky stars for this amazing subscription.

 

Let me know your thoughts below and be sure to hit the like button.

Erika

Motivational Monday

Happy Monday Everyone!

Hopefully getting into work wasn’t that hard today. This weekend I decided to go visit my family in Hesperia, CA. I love coming home because of the peace and quiet. Another reason I love going home is that I get reminded of how much I am loved and missed (that’s why its hard to come back).

I always find it hard to do everything I want and be able to see everyone. The main places I make a priority to go to are my mom’s house, my grandma’s house and my best friend Vanessa’s apartment. There are days like yesterday that I leave feeling sad because I don’t know the next time I will get to see them. Its mostly because I feel like I never spend enough time with them even when I do see them. It forces me to remember that everyday is precious and that nothing and no one should be taken for granted.

After 3 days away from my boyfriend it made me not only miss my comfy bed but his warm, strong bear hugs. As soon as I saw his face I felt back at home.
I shared everything I did and who I saw. I told him that I gave my dog Muffin a little mani pedi. And since she was a good girl I spoiled her with some dog treats. I even got some treats for my cat too so she wouldn’t get jealous (lol).

I truly loved my weekend away. I don’t know when but next time I go I’m bringing my boyfriend with me 😉

The best kind of people  are the ones that come  into your life, and make  you see the sun where  you once saw clouds.  The people that believe  in you so much, you start  to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime  kind of people.:

The Broad Museum

Finally I had the privilege to go and see the Broad museum (insert praise hand Emoji).

I waited three months to finally see it and let me tell you it was worth it. When I was still going to FIDM I had the most amazing teacher.  She taught the history of art and her name was Ms. Repetto. Many people didn’t like that class mostly because they saw no need to learn it. But they couldn’t be more wrong, because there are so many design principles to designing art. In order to create anything aesthetically pleasing you have to follow the basic design principles.

So when I went to that museum it took me back to when my teacher lectured about certain art era’s. I was blown away from the modern art they had and the pop art era. I even got to see one of the many urinals that they had made for the Dada (my personal favorite). They even featured some of the art that I studied.

Here are some photos I got to take that day. The art was so beautiful that sadly my camera couldn’t capture so I asked my boyfriend to use his incredible camera phone. The only disappointment I had was that I didn’t get to see the Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room. It was already booked when we arrived in the museum and were told that it was very unlikely that we would see it.

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I highly recommend you reserve tickets online and see this place in person. You won’t be disappointed 🙂

Happy Monday!

Erika

My Woman Crush Wednesday

There are some women who put you down and make you feel like an outsider. But there are also some amazing women that support and inspire others.

For me, its hard to find a person that truly inspires me. This week I chose the incredible Chrissy Tegan as my woman crush.

Chrissy Teigen in Chile. (David Burton/Sports Illustrated):

For those who don’t know her, she is an American model. You may have seen her co-host lip sync battle or seen her new cookbook called Cravings. She is also known as the social media queen from instagram to twitter.

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One thing that I love about her is how honest she is. Whether is be with her own followers to the interviews she is included in. This woman is beyond beautiful and yet she shares her flaws with a bullet proof vest. Her confidence she has is so inspiring that seems so natural. She is the ultimate girl next door.

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I know many friends that became inspired from her blog and during the process of her publishing her own cookbook. If you haven’t seen it I welcome you to check it out. Her personality shines right through her website and cookbook.

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So check her out, I promise you will fall in love with as much as I did.

Love,

Erika