Alright all my Beauties, June I made a lil 30-Day Blog Challenge. They say once you do something for 30 consecutive days, it becomes a habit. I want to make sure I post regularly here in my corner of cyberspace and connect with each and every one of y’all.
Of course in between these posts, I will most certainly post any new beauty product launches, product reviews, and anything else that pops up.
These are the 30 topics that you can get started with Beauty Blog Post Ideas
1. Favorite Color
2. Things that make me smile
3. Nails of the week.
4. Favorite perfume
5. Goal of the Month
6. Favorite beauty brands.
7. What beauty product would you not leave the house without?
8. If you won the lottery, would you purchase with it?
9. Show your Dream Board/Motivation Board.
10. 5 websites that you visit on the regular
11. What is your guilty pleasure?
12. Where do you purchase your beauty products from?
13. Favorite candle brand?
14. Things that make you go hmmm?
15. Your style icon (s)
16. Things you do during your “Staycations”
17. Makeup of the Day
18. What’s in your makeup bag
19. What got you to start a blog?
20. Your favorite tv shows
21. Whats in your purse
22. Makeup collection
23. Beauty subscription boxes you have
24. Favorite movie (s)
25. What do you do to unwind and relax?
26. Your home style
27. 5 blogs you read regularly
28. Before/After 30 Day Squat challenge
29. Before/After 30 day Ab Challenge
30. Holy Grail Skincare products
If you have a blog and would like to join me in this challenge, please link up with me so I know to read your posts as well. It’ll keep us motivated together!
Finally my May’s GlossyBox has arrived in my lovely mailbox! For some reason this months GlossyBox was MIA for 7 days! It left Atlanta on the 23rd and didn’t arrive to my house until the 30th! It only takes a day to get to my house from Atlanta so I was seriously stalking the USPS website and my mail lady.
The wait was definitely worth it though.
There are 6 deluxe sized products PLUS a $25 Bergdorf Goodman! I guess there’s really 7 items this month!
If you haven’t already signed up the receive GlossyBox, go ahead and sign up at GlossyBox to start receiving yours!
Go ‘head GlossyBox!
Brands in May’s GlossyBox:
Let’s get started with the all the goodies!
NAPOLEON PERDIS Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer
Get (even more) gorgeous with this gentle, pre-makeup base. Scientifically formulated to allow your makeup to “automatically” glide over the skin, Auto Pilot helps to prime and soothe the complexion for that flawless finish and helps makeup last even longer. Full size: $45/1.7oz
Revive Intensite Volumizing Eye Serum
This advanced formula helps visibly plump, rebuild volume and re-contour the delicate eye area. Significantly diminishes the look of dark circles and under-eye bags, making eyes look younger, brighter and illuminated.
Full Size: $350/15ml *HOLY FREAKING HELL THE PRICE!!
Alterna Caviar CC Cream
I’ve received this one in a previous beauty box and have yet to try it out, so I hope it’s good!
A miracle leave-in product that delivers ten benefits (moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, UV protection, manageability, strength, anti-breakage, heat protection and light hold) in one easy step, leaving hair perfectly polished.
Full Size: $25 2.5oz
Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolue
Rose Anonyme, a breathtaking seductress caught in a stolen affair between light and dark, Turkish Rose Absolute sparkles and intrigues beneath notes of spicy ginger, enwrapped in sultry veil of velvet oud, Indonesian patchouli, mystic papyrus and Somailian incense.
Full Size: $140/3.4oz
Eye Contour Lifting Cream
Eye Contour Lifting Cream is an ultra-rich cream formulated to treat the eye area with its blend of sheer light diffusers, caffeine-based firming agents and a powerful collagen-boosting peptide system. It helps visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines, crow’s-feet, puffiness and dark circles around eyes.
Full Size: $95/15ml’s
Skin Prep Gentle Cleanser
This gentle cleanser helps the clean skin of all traces of makeup and impurities that just seem to find your face throughout the day. And because it is luxuriously creamy, it leaves skin feeling balanced, comfortable and thoroughly cleansed.
Full Size: $25/5.1 fl oz
For my $25 Bergdorf Goodman gift card…I didn’t hesitate to use this baby! I already ordered off the Bergdorf Goodman website and spent the $25 on an item that I’ve been eyeing for a while now that my local Sephora keeps running out of.
I used my $25 gift card on Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush. This blush is $35 full price BUT since I used my lovely $25 gift card, I only paid $10!! Woot Woot! Can ya tell that I’m just a lil EXCITED!
I’m in love with all of my Hourglass beauty products so I can’t wait to get this on my cheeks.
I think this is the best GlossyBox since the one that had the Beauty Blender in it.
Did you get the May’s GlossyBox? What was your favorite product and what did you spend your $25 gift card on?? DO TELL ME!
I kept the original packaging because this was just too beautifully packaged for me. Plus I love pink!
Bioque Skincare has been showcased in Elle magazine, Vogue, Shape, Gala, InStyle, Park Ave, and then some. I think that speaks volumes already and I was excited to try this out.
Bioque Eye Restore cream has White Truffles, Kombuchka, and Peptides.
White Truffles: rare and exclusive for tonifying, invigorating, mositure-balancing. Kombuchka: rich in organic acids improves overall skin quality, smoothes and freshens. Peptides: fight against skin sagging, help reduce depth of wrinkles, restoring youthful radiance of healthy skin.
What Skin type is it for? For ALL skin types
What its supposed to do? Improve the luminosity and clarity of our eye area. Tighten up and firm our baggy/saddle bag look.
Packaging The packaging is clean and sleek-looking.
Texture Bioque Eye Restore is a gel-like cream.
Finish Silky smooth and soaks into my skin effortlessly.
How to apply You can use the spatula that comes with it or just tap your ring finger into the jar and just tap around your eye area. Since your eye area is thin-skinned, don’t rub your cream into your skin. Just lightly dab it into your skin and let it soak in.
You don’t need to use a lot, just a dab of the cream under each eye. A little goes a long way! There’s no point in wasting the cream if you don’t need too.
Would I recommend? Hellz yea!
I love the gel-like feel and the way it just soaks into my skin. It’s tightened up my under-eye bags quite heavenly!
How many of us really get the 7-8 hours of zzz’s that are “suggested” we get? Sleep to me is more of a luxury than a necessity. Me getting zzz’s is more of a necessity for those that have to be around me. 😉
I know I’m not alone when I say that I don’t get nearly the “suggested” 7-8 hours of sleep. I have the worst sleep pattern ever.
Why we need Beauty Sleep
Our skin goes into “Repair Mode” when we head off into dream land.
While we’re sleeping, our skin that has been exposed to everyday environmental extremes like UV rays and free radicals gets the needed time to repair and recover.
Our skin knows that it’s not having to go into protection overload while we’re getting our sleep so it goes into repair mode instead.
Our bodies functionality is so darn smart it’s amazing the things that it does automatically. For example, you ever notice right when you wake up, your bladder is triggered saying, “Hey, she’s awake now. Let’s eliminate this excess fluids.” Also, I really don’t have to mention what happens to men right. 😉
Our night-time skin care routine and the products used, absorbs more effectively.
With enough uninterrupted rest, our face looks more refreshed and bright-eyed.
This past long holiday weekend, I stayed with my friends at their house and while I was out shopping, I saw a plush sleeping eye mask. I’ve bought several other kinds in the past but they weren’t as comfortable and plush like this one. Plus this one has an adjustable band. With my thick hair and the way I have my hair set up while I sleep made the other non-adjustable sleep masks just uncomfortable so I stopped using them. BUT if you find the right one for you, these things are so effective for us sleep-deprived beauties.
I was able to fall asleep much faster, blocked out all the night-lighting they had in the house due to all of our kids. Plus in the morning, the sun didn’t creep in to wake me up.
When I finally woke up and took my eye mask off, I was surprised to see how bright it was already.
I’ve been using my eye sleep mask ever since and LOVE it.
There are many different brands out there that are reasonably priced. You just have to pick the one that’s comfortable for YOU.
I seriously recommend going out and getting one of these beauty sleep eye masks and using them nightly. You can even spray your favorite relaxing sprays on them, like a light lavender-scented spritz to add that extra relaxation touch.
I’m going to continue using mine and get the much needed rest I deserve.
Do you use or thought about using these stylish “Do not disturb me or I’ll choke you” sleep masks? What are your thoughts on them?