Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pop Sugar Must Have Box July 2016

Pop Sugar has given me the opportunity to try their Must Have Box (monthly subscription) from the month of July! This box came with several products that will come in handy for the remaining part of the summer! 

Inside the box features a little pamphlet that gives a description of all the items you're getting in the box.

House of Pom Emoji Cocktail Napkins: These little napkins are so cute, and they would be really nice to use for parties. I really like that they are fabric and reusable.

Michael Stars Porcelin Skinny Scarf in White:This skinny scarf is light weight and perfect for summer. I've worn this on a few occasions with summer dresses.

Sachajuan Hair in the Sun: This serum is very light weight, so it does not weigh down my hair at all. It also offers sun protection for the hair as well, which most people neglect during their outdoor summer activities.

Sunnylife Inflatable Drink Holder: Another great item to use at a party. It would be great for a pool party since it's inflatable.

Joe Chips Classic Sea Salt Retro Potato Chips: i ate these chips within 5 minutes of receiving this box! They are really good potato chips, and I like the sea salt.

Pintrill Pineapple Pin: This adorable pin might revitalize my pin collecting hobby. I like wearing it on the skinny scarf above.

European Wax Center Oh My Brow Brow Highlighter in Pear: This has been the only highlighter I've been using since receiving this box. It reminds me a lot of Benefit's Watt's Up Highlighter in texture, but it is a little warmer. This gives my an amazing glow with any makeup look. I actually use it on my cheeks more than my brows.

This box also features a $20 gift card to Trove which is a jewelry website.

I think this box is an awesome value overall. It is valued at $100 and costs $39.95 per month. My most used product in this box is the Brow Highlighter. If you are interested in this box, use the code SHOP5 for $5 off your first box! Have you tried the Pop Sugar Must Have Box before? If so, let me know what you think about it in the comments!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Studio Gear Dual Identity Wet/Dry Foundation

Studio Gear has given me the opportunity to try their Dual Identity Wet/Dry Foundation and let you all know my thoughts on it!

Essentially, this foundation has the capability of being used as a liquid or powder depending on if you just use the powder on its own, or mix it with the Studio Gear Revitalizing Day Serum to achieve a liquid foundation. I received the shade Raw Sugar (darkest shade) which is a perfect match for me.

The packaging for the Serum is very nice and feels high quality. And the powder comes in a loose form, but it has a sifter on the packaging to keep things from getting too messy.

Applied dry it is very similar to a lot of loose powders I have tried. It gives me a nice matte finish with light to medium coverage depending on how much is used. On my oily skin type it lasts 5+ hours before I need to blot or reapply.

Applied wet my skin feels extremely soft, and the finish is very natural. It gives me light to medium coverage, similarly to the dry form, and it's surprisingly very quick and easy to use. I found that it doesn't take much longer than using foundation which is already in liquid form. If I am applying it wet I skip the moisturizer step in my skin care routine because with the serum, extra moisturizer is unnecessary. My favorite way to use this powder is by using it wet and then setting it with the dry powder after it sets. This way I get maximum coverage and staying power.

Overall, this is a cool concept and I like the color a lot. I also love how it makes my skin feel. The only thing I would change about this foundation is the shade range because I feel like more darker colors are needed.