A New Subscription Unboxing!

Hi everyone! It has been a very long time since my last post, and I am so sorry for that! Before I dive into the new subscription box I am trying out, I want to mention that I have cancelled two of my previous subscription services. I decided to cancel Ipsy and Boxycharm because quite honestly I just felt like I was getting the same type of items over and over again and I wasn’t using half of the products I received. Once I cancelled, I thought “Oh, great, theres an extra $30 I’ll have each month”. AND THEN, I found this new subscription box, and of course, I caved. So let’s find out which one I’m talking about!

The Play! by Sephora box is $10 a month and you receive 5-6 items that can be found at Sephora. To check it out click HERE (p.s. it’s not a referral link, just wanted to share it for you!). That’s the first thing that intrigued me, because if you find something you love, you know where to get it. Unlike Ipsy or Boxycharm, sometimes you get brands you’ve never heard of and are hard to find. There is a waitlist with this box, but it didn’t take me too long before I was off of it! So far, I received just one box for the month of May, and want to show you wha type of products I got!

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The box itself is super cute and has the typical black and white stripes of Sephora. When I opened the box, this is what I saw…a cute little bag inside!

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Origins skin-optimizing mask primer – This came with the little spray bottle of the primer, and then two on-time-use masks to try it with! I haven’t tried this yet, but am curious to see how it makes my masks feel different!

Korres wild rose + vitamin C advanced brightening sleeping facial – This is another one that I haven’t used yet, but it smells so good! I can’t wait to try this out!

Tarte tarteist lip crayon in “Latergram” – this a very pretty neutral, nude-pink shade. It goes on very easily and is a great color to go with a lot of my lipstick shades!

Bite Beauty amuse bouche lipstick in “Kimchi” – I had been hearing a lot about these lipsticks, and was excited to see that I got one! The color is not something I would wear everyday, but as for the lipstick itself, it feels very creamy and nice on my lips, and has pretty decent lasting power as well!

Atelier orange sanguine cologne absolute pure perfume – I don’t really love perfume samples that come in this little bottle with no sprayer. But thats ok, they are good for the purse, and it allows you try out a scent. This is a very nice citrusy scent that is perfect for summer! So far, I’m liking it!

Briogeo Don’t despair, repair! deep conditioning mask – This is another one I have not tried yet, but I am curious to see how it works. I have very dry, frizzy hair, so I’m hoping this has good outcomes!


For my first month, I was pretty happy with the products I received! Some I’ve tried, and some I haven’t, but will be trying very soon!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this, and again, if you want to check this box out for yourself, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

❤ Rylie

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May IPSY Glam bag!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend! Do you have any plans for the weekend? I am so happy that finally we have some nice spring weather to enjoy! Today I am sharing my latest IPSY bag for the month of May! The theme this month is “Destination Chic” and its a cute theme and bag! Stay tuned to see what fun new products I got to try!

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First off, how cute is the bag! I like that the style is a little different than the usual top zipper. The little flap makes for a cute detail!

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Top: SOO AE – 3 Collagen Essence Sheet Masks: I have not tried these yet, but I love that they sent 3 instead of just 1. Having more uses of a product gives you a better idea of whether or not you like it. I am excited to try these out!

Left: Smashbox – X-Rated Mascara: I haven’t tried this one yet either, just because I don’t like to have too many mascaras open as once! But I am excited to try this. I have heard some reviews that it gives really great volume, so we will see!

Bottom: Pacifica – Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow Trio: The three colors in this trio are so pretty and perfect for spring/summer! They are decently pigmented and look very pretty once applied!

BellaPierre – Nude Gel Lip Liner Pencil: This is the perfect everyday nude color and glides on so smooth and easily! I haven’t worn this a ton, but so far I like it!

Right: Etat Libre d’Orange – Remarkable People Fragrance: This has a nice scent to it! You can definitely smell the hint of orange/citrus, which makes for a a nice, clean, fresh scent for spring/summer! I also like that this actually has a little sprayer!


Alright, thats everything that came in my May Ipsy bag. I’m pretty with everything I received, and excited to use it all!

I would love to know if you received any of these items, and what your thoughts are!

❤ Rylie

April Boxycharm

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week! Today I am sharing my latest Boxycharm. The theme for April is “Cloudy with a chance of charms”. Kind of perfect for April, which has proven to be a rainy month where I live. So once again, I have five new goodies to try out for spring, and these look pretty promising!

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blinc Cosmetics Black Lash Primer – $26: I am really excited to have this. I have recently enjoyed lash primers, but I have never liked the white ones (they always end up showing through). So I am glad this one is a black formula!

Top:

Anderson Lilley Manhattan Beach Hand Cream – $24: This hand cream is super moisturizing and it smells so great. Its hard to describe but it just smells like a clean, outdoor type of smell. Very nice!

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Pur-lisse Lip Comfort – $16: This smells really nice and I really want to love it, but it is really runny/liquidy and I feel like it just makes a mess all over my lips!

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Your Minerals Eye Shadow – $21: I don’t use loose eyeshadow a whole lot, but this color is so beautiful, so I will have to play around with it! It’s a dark taupe/purple color and has the right amount of shimmer!

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick – $19.90: I have gotten one of these in previous boxes, but I LOVE this color! It is “pasadena”, which is a nice mauve/brown. But not too dark, it is perfect for everyday!


I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got this month from Boxycharm! Let me know if you got this month’s box and what you thought of it!

❤ Rylie

April Ipsy Bag

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my latest Ipsy Glam Bag, and this mont’s theme is “The Dreamers”. The bag is a fun tie-dye print, which is perfect for spring! Once again, some fun new products to try out for spring! So stay tuned to see what I got!

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Skin&Co Roma – Truffle Therapy Serum

City Color Cosmetics – Highlight Trio

Tarte – LipSurgence Lip Creme

Adesse New York – Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer

Luxie Beauty – Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush

Overall, there are some fun products to try out for spring. I think the highlighter trio and brush will go great together! I’m also excited to try the nail lacquer and see how well it holds up. I’ve tried Tarte Lipsurgence before, so I know I like it, and this color is perfect for spring/summer!

Hope you enjoyed, and I would love to know what you got this month!

❤ Rylie

Sephora Wish-list

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Today I am sharing my Sephora wish-list, because today starts the VIB sale (this started  yesterday for those that are VIB rouge). If you are VIB like me, you will have gotten a coupon for 15% during the sale. So I thought I’d put together a list of some things I have been wanting and may pick up during the sale. I have been really good for the past few months of not buying a ton of makeup. So I always use this opportunity to pick up some pricier items, or just to treat myself! This is such a great time because there are so many new products out, and even some new brands! This is why I love  Spring…it’s all about finding some fresh new products!

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1). Milk Makeup – “Have a good trip set”: This is one of the new brands to Sephora, and it has me very interested! This item in particular sparks my attention because it seems like a great way to try several of the products. You get six travel-sized products, all inside a fun bag!

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2). Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush:  Becca recently came out with these blushes that have more of a sparkle or lustre to them. I just think the colors are so beautiful (particularly “Snapdragon” shown above).I think it would be beautiful for Spring/Summer!

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3). Fresh – Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream: I just happened to come across this when I was browsing the Sephora site and it sounds so lovely. I really enjoy rose scents and of course, my dry skin can always use some hydrating cream. The reviews sound really great as well, so I might have to try this out!

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4). NARS – Laguna Liquid Bronzer: Everybody raves about the original NARS Laguna bronzer in the powder form (I love it too!), and now there is a liquid version! I feel like this is becoming a trend, since Benefit has done it with their famous “Hoola” Bronzer. I have not seen this yet in stores or tested it, but if the color was a match for me, I really think this would be an interesting product to try!

Let me know if you have tried any of these products and if they are worth it or not!

And of course, if you are shopping the sale, have FUN!

❤ Rylie

March Boxycharm

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing what came in my Boxycharm for the month of March! The theme this month is “Sweet Treats”, which is so cute and fun 🙂 I’m definitely feeling major spring fever lately and its fun to try some new beauty products that I know will be great in the spring and even summer!

As always, if you want to check out Boxycharm, click HERE. For $20/month you get 4-5 full size beauty related items sent to your door. I love the surprise every month!

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OFRA Cosmetics Charming Glow – $39 – This is not a self-tanner, but more of a lotion that you can put on for a nice bronzy glow, but lasts about 12 hours.

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Pencil – $18 This color seems like it will work for me, so I’m curious to try it out!

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows in “frappe” (Matte) and “Mai tai” (Duochrome) – $6 ea. – I have only swatched these so far, but they seem to have good pigmentation so I am excited to try these out! They come in just the pans so you can put them into any palette, which I love!

Catherine Malandrino Style De Paris Perfume – $20 – To be honest, this smells like a hairspray, so I don’t know if I’m going to like this. But I will give it a try!

Luxie Beauty 512 Small Contour Brush – $16 – I love getting new brushes to try out, and so far this one looks like it might be a good one!

Total: $105 – pretty good for $20 🙂

I am excited to try this all out! I would love to know what you got in your box!

❤ Rylie

March Ipsy Bag!

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Hi everyone, welcome back! My latest Ipsy bag has arrived, and today I am sharing what I got! First off, I love that this month the bag came in three different colors, so not everybody got the same exact color, I love that! The theme for this month is “Hello, Spring!” (how perfect, right?!?). So let’s find out what goodies I got this month!

And as always, if you haven’t heard of Ipsy, it is a monthly subscription that sends you 5 beauty-related sample products (some full-size), for $10/month. Check it out HERE.

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NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Lipstick in “Pink Lust”: I am super excited to get this, because I have seen a lot of people talking about it. I wish I would have gotten a more wearable color, but I still think this will be so fun for spring/summer!

Beau Gâchis® Paris Eyebrow Brush: I can always use new brushes, so I am excited to try this one out!

Global Beauty Care Collagen Spa Treatment Mask: I have not tried these yet, but I love that they sent two instead of just one!

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Baked Bronzer in “Heat Wave”: I was so excited about this, but then I tried it and it does not show up on my skin whatsoever. 😦 So it will probably be gifted to a friend!

OFRA Cosmetics “Green Go” Eyeliner: This is a really pretty green eyeliner that I think will be pretty for spring!

Overall, this was a pretty good bag, and I’m excited to try these products out more!

❤ Rylie