Three Recent Looks, Alamar Cosmetics Spanglish Palette Edition

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing one of my favorite type of posts, a three recent looks. And today we’re focusing on looks I did with the Alamar Cosmetics Spanglish Palette. This palette is really bright and fun, so I’ve a lot of fun creating with it.

The first look we have is the first look I did with the palette and I wanted to use the brightest shades to see how they would perform. I will admit that I did something that I shouldn’t have when creating this look and I almost went back to recreate it in a better way, but I didn’t. If I do this look again though I will make some changes. The first thing I did was prime my face with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I went in with my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless foundation in 205, Ivory. Next I applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory under my eyes and a few other places and I set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach.

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For the rest of my face the first thing I did was bronze using my Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer. I then used the Too Faced Daydreamer blush and highlighted with the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold

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For my eyes, the first thing I did prime using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow primer. Then I went in with Ay Que Cute, a matte light pink that has slight rosy undertones and I put that in the crease. Then I applied Ponte Hyper, a matte hot pink/fuchsia to the outer corner and I brought it up a little bit into the crease. For the rest of my eye I applied Guao, a darker purple metallic. I brought a little bit of Ponte Hyper under my eye and put just a dab of Guao in the inner corner of my eye. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper, then applied the Benefit They’re Real mascara. After I saw the eye look I decided to go full on 80’s Barbie, so for my lips I first lined them with the Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go in 09 Fuchsia and on top of that used the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Glam Bag. I set the entire look with the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray

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For the second look I wanted to use the more neutral shades in the palette and I ended up with the perfect fall look. The first thing I did was prime my face using the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory. Used my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper. 

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For the rest of my face I first bronzed with the Benefit Hoola bronzer. Then I applied the blush and highlighter from the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee

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When it came to my eyes the first thing I did was prime using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later primer. The first shadow I applied was Jajaja, a matte light-medium brown and I used just the tiniest bit in the crease. Then I applied Muy Excited, a matte burnt orange that has some brown undertones. I put that on the outer corner of my eye and brought it up a little bit into the crease. For the rest of my eye I used Pero Like, a peachy/orange metallic with some gold glitter. I brought a little bit of Muy Excited under my eye and put Pero Like in the inner corner of the my eye. I then lined my eyes using the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner and applied the Sephora Collection LashCraft Big Volume mascara. Because this was a fall look I wanted to go with a brown lip, so I first lined my lips with the Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner in 02, Nothin’ But Nude and on top of that put the Too Faced Peach Kiss Comfort Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sex On The Peach. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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The third look I did is basically a “more wearable” version of the first look I did. So the first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. I then applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless foundation in 205, Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper. 

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For the rest of my face I first applied the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer. Then I applied the Model Co Peach Bellini blush and Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later primer. Then I went into Ay Que Cute and put that in the crease. On top of that I put a tiny amount of Ponte Hyper, just to deepen it up a little. For the rest of my eye I applied Eres Un Show, a lavender metallic. I brought a little bit of Ay Que Cute and Ponte Hyper under my eye and put Eres Un Show in the inner corner of my eye. I lined my eyes using the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner and applied the Too Faced Damn Girl mascara. For my lips I first lined them with the Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go in 09 Fuchsia and on top of that used the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy. And I set the whole look with the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I have another one of these posts planned for November, so be on the lookout for that. If any of you have this palette let me know what you think of it and what your favorite look is that you’ve done with it. 

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes :).

-K

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Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette Looks

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! Today I thought it would be fun to share with you a couple of looks I’ve did recently with the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette. I’m gonna be honest, I did do an additional look and completely forgot to take a picture of it, but the next time I use this palette I’ll recreate the look and put it on Instagram. That being said, let’s get into it.

The first look we have is something I did based off of a couple different looks I saw on Pinterest. The first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. This is one of my favorite primers and it gives a great glow under foundation. Then I went in with my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory. I applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory under my eyes and a few other places and set my face with the KVD Lock-It Translucent setting powder.

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For the rest of my face I went in first with the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer, then I applied the Model Co blush in Peach Bellini and I topped it off with the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.

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When it came to my eyes I wanted to do something I hadn’t done before and I’m super happy with the way this came out. The first thing I did was prime my eyes with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went in to the Cocoa Blend palette and the first shadow I used is Substitute For Love. This is a lighter brown and I lightly applied that in the crease. Then I went in with Freshly Toasted, a rusty matte brown and lightly applied that in the crease as well. Then to build some depth I did a light layer of Beans Are White, a matte black that isn’t too deep and when you do a little amount like I did the gray in it comes through. On the outer corner of my eye and about halfway on the lid I applied Warm Notes which is berry-ish sparkly pink, a really pretty shadow. Then on the other half of my lid I applied Bitter Start which is a light matte nude. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped off the eyes using the Urban Decay Perversion mascara. I wanted a nude lip, so I went in first with the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner then used the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Muneca and I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I will say that I messed up my swatches because I was trying to do them lightly and they ended up looking weird.

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The second look is actually the first one I did when I got the palette and I’ve done a few times since because it’s so good. The first thing I did was prime my face using the First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer. Then I went in with my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper.

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For the rest of my face I first went in with the Benefit Hoola bronzer, then I applied the Too Faced Daydreamer blush and topped it off with the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.

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For my eyes I first primed them with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. The first shadow I used from the Cocoa Blend palette was Substitute For Love and I put that in the crease. Then on the outer corner and in the crease a bit I pack on Freshly Toasted. On the rest of my lid I applied Pure Ganache, this is such a gorgeous shadow. It’s a sparkly copper and it’s super pigmented. It might be my favorite shadow in the palette. I lined my eyes with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner and topped off the eyes with the Benefit BADgal Bang! mascara. I wanted a neutral/brown lip so I first lined my lips with the Beauty Vaulte Lip Liner in Kozy Kira then applied the Too Faced Peach Kiss Comfort Matte Long Wear Lipstick in the shade Sex On The Peach. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I did almost forget to take a picture of this look so I grabbed the one that was on my Insta Story so ignore the random caption.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys have the Cocoa Blend palette I’d love to know what your favorite look is that you’ve created with it.

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes :).

-K

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Three Recent Makeup Looks: Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions Palette Edition

Hi everyone,

 Today I thought it would be fun to show you guys three of the looks I did recently using the Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions palette. This is unlike any other palette I have and I don’t wear colors like this very often, so I’ve been having fun with it. That being said, let’s get into it.

The first look we have is the first look I did using the palette. The first thing I did was prime my face and to do that I used the GlamGlow Glow Starter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. This gives a great glow under foundation and smells really good. Then I went in with my foundation, I’m still using the Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless in 205, Ivory, but I’ve switched to the liquid version and I like that much better. I also switched bought some new sponges and switched out the Beauty Blender ones that I was using for the Real Techniques and I like the Real Techniques so much better for blending. I then applied my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory, under my eyes and a few other places and topped it off with the KVD Lock-It Translucent Setting Powder.

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For the rest of my face I first went in with bronzer and used Too Faced Extra Toasty. This bronzer is nicely pigmented and blends well. Then I applied the Alamar Cosmetics Isla blush from the Colorete Blush Trio in Medium-Tan. Isla is a pretty coral shade, the formulation is really nice, it’s quite pigmented without being too much and it’s very buildable. And I topped it off with the Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold. This is one of my favorite highlighters, it’s the perfect light pink and gives a great shine.

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For my eyes I didn’t have a set plan of what I wanted to do, but the first thing I did was prime with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eye Shadow Primer. This has become a primer that I reach for a lot. It’s on the thicker side, but really does make the shadow last all day and it brings out the colors of the shadows you’re wearing. The first shadow I went in with is the light matte pink in the top left corner and I used that as a base all over my lid. Then I used the the last shadow in the palette, the matte raspberry, and I packed that into the crease and blended. To deepen it up I went in with the first shadow in the second row, that matte maroon, and I put that a little bit in the crease but mostly I packed it on the outer corner of my eye and blended. On the rest of my lid I wanted some sparkle, so I used the rose gold glitter in the top right corner. I took that same matte maroon under my eyes on the outer corner, joining it with the outer corner on the top. I brought that in to the middle and then used that same rose gold on the inner corner under my eye and brought that to the middle to meet the maroon. I then lined with the KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I finished off the eyes with the Too Faced Damn Girl mascara, this is a mascara I started using recently and like the Better Than Sex, I really like it. If you want long lasting volume and length, I recommend it. On my lips I first applied the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner, this is a nude liner that I use a lot and really like. On top of that I used the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Crush. And I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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The second look came from me wanting to just play with makeup and use glitter on a random Saturday. And I did in fact go run errands in the look and only received one or two odd looks for being at the grocery store with a eyelid full of glitter. The base of my face for this look is the same as the first look.

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For the rest of my face, I first went in with bronzer and used the Benefit Hoola bronzer. This is one of my longtime favorites and definitely one of my go to’s. Then I applied the Seraphine Botanicals Lychee & Gold Healthy Glow Rose-Gold blush. This again is a blush I’ve been using for a while and have repurchased a few times. It’s a nice pink and the glow that you get from it isn’t too over the top. When it came to highlighter, I picked a relatively new one for me, the Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in 335A: Bloom Time. This is a pretty pink that I would say is between a light and medium pink shade wise and has a nice shine too it when the light catches it.

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For my eyes, after priming with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged, I went in with that same light matte pink and used that all over the eye as a base. At the point I had decided that I wanted to do a halo eye look, for the first time, so I just went for it with my shadow choices, full send. I picked that matte raspberry and packed it in the inner corner of the eye and in a bit, then I did the same on the outer corner, bringing it in a bit. Once I was satisfied with that I decided to go full glitter and grabbed the small palette from the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House party and went with the gold glitter, Miss Kringle. I then used the matte raspberry under my eyes to bring the look together. I lined my eyes with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner and applied the Sephora Collection Lashcraft Big Volume mascara. I used the same combo on my lips as the first look and set the whole thing with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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The third look is from the other day and for this look I want to play with the more red shade in the palette and was inspired by the sunset. The base for this look is the same as the other two, which was not intentional because I do have other primers and setting powders I use, but it just worked out that on these days this is what I used.

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For the rest of my face I first used the Benefit Hoola bronzer, then went in with the Alamar Cosmetics Isla blush and when it came to highlighter I wanted to use a product I just got, so I used the Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Coco Bling. This is a subtle silver shimmer and is great on the face and the body. I really like it.

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For my eyes after priming with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged, I used the light matte pink as a base all over the eyes. Then because I wanted the sunset look I first went in the crease with the light matte peach shade. Then, to use the shade I haven’t yet, I went in with that orangey/red on the bottom left and packed that in the outer corner and a little in the crease. On the rest of the lid I took Don’t Carat All from the Too Faced Pretty Rich palette and topped that with a little bit of Fluent In Diamonds, a gold glitter. I lined with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and applied the Benefit They’re Real mascara. I lined my lips with the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner, then used the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Muneca, this is a light pink/salmon shade and I’m wearing it today. I like it a lot. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have the Ruby Obsessions palette I’d love to know what your favorite look is that you’ve done with it. Also, I really enjoy doing posts like this, so look out for more in the future.

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes :).

-K

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March Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my March favorites. It seems like this month has been 97 years long and there’s been a lot going on, but I hope you’re all doing well. I have a good group of favorites this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my March Sephora Play Box and I’ll link that below if you haven’t read it. My first Play favorite is the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. This is a product I used long ago and loved and now having used it a few times since getting it, I still love it. It glides on really smooth, there is room for error with this liner which you don’t always get and once it dries then it’s not smudging or going anywhere.

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My next Play favorite is the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides. I’ve been using this since I got it and I really like it. It’s a rich cream that sinks in quickly and because it is whipped, feels nice and light on the skin. It makes my skin really soft and it feels very moisturized. Definitely a moisturizer I would recommend if you’re looking for a new one.

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And my last Play favorite is the Versace Bright Crystal perfume. This is a really well balanced scent. It’s fruity and floral with the perfect hint of freshness. A great scent for spring and summer and I have ordered a full size of this perfume. If you haven’t smelled this and you get the chance, I say definitely do.

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My next two favorites come from the winter Walmart Beauty Box, which I’ll link down below, and the first is the Curel Dry Skin Therapy Hydra Skin Moisturizer. I use the Curel Wet Skin Moisturizer and love that so I had high hopes for this and it delivered. It sinks in to the skin quickly, leaves my skin feeling really moisturized but not greasy and has a nice almost citrusy scent.

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My other Walmart Beauty Box favorite is the Color Club Nail Lacquer in 1198, It’s Complicated. This is a really pretty, nicely pigmented magenta shade. The formula is nice, it goes on smooth and for me two coats was perfect. It also held up pretty well and lasted on my nails once it was on. This is a brand I hadn’t purchased from before but now I’m definitely going to see what other polishes they have.

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And my last beauty favorite is the e.l.f. Bite Size Shadow palette in Rose Water. This is a mix of pinks and purples. The shimmers are really nicely pigmented and creamy and the mattes are very smooth. I’ve talked about a few of these and I definitely recommend them, they’re great little palettes.

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Moving on I have a drink favorite and it’s the Pure Leaf Raspberry Tea. Pure Leaf is always my go to if I want a good tea in a bottle and I typically stick with the same one or two, but I love raspberry tea so I decided to try it and I’m glad I did. I also saw that Pure Leaf has some new and different teas and I picked up a Peach Hibiscus to try, and I’m excited about that. It’s the perfect spring/summer tea flavor.

I want to quickly mention something that isn’t exactly a favorite because I just started watching last night, but I’m 3 episodes in to Tiger King on Netflix and holy wow. It’s already not what I expected. No spoilers, but I want to know if you guys are watching/have watched and what do you think?

And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s AC/DC’s album Rock Or Bust. Something I’ve been doing recently is a deep dive into some of my favorite bands/musicians and listening to music of theirs that I haven’t heard or have forgotten about. It’s been a lot of fun. The songs on this album are pretty short, but in this case it works. Like most AC/DC songs the chorus’ are catchy and when you hear a riff you know it’s them you’re listening to. Overall great album. Speaking of musicians I like, I want to wish Slowhand himself, Eric Clapton a happy 75th birthday. I’m listening to music as I write this.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your March favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you all had a good March :).

-K

March Sephora Play Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/03/23/march-2020-sephora-play-unboxing/

Winter Walmart Beauty Box Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/03/16/winter-2020-walmart-beauty-box-review/

e.l.f. Bite Size Palette Part 2 Review Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/03/04/e-l-f-bite-size-shadow-review-part-two/

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March 2020 Sephora Play Unboxing

Hi everyone,

The other day I received my March Play Box from Sephora and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Wild Beauty. These are must have products that will be great and work for you no matter what you’re doing. The bag itself is plastic with a snap and lock closure on top. The front is a see through minty green that is perfect for spring, with various beauty and lifestyle products and ‘Play! By Sephora’ in the middle. The back is white with ‘Excitement level 100’ written in the same minty green.

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The first product we have is the Drybar Detox Clear Invisible Dry Shampoo. I’ve tried Drybar dry shampoos before and I do like them. I think they work well and they always smell good. Of course the worst thing about some dry shampoos is they can leave a residue behind so I really like the sound of a clear and invisible dry shampoo.

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Next we have something that I’m very familiar with, the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Hydrating Primer. I use this primer all the time, it hydrates the skin and gives you a great base to work with.

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Moving on we have the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. This is a moisturizer that you can wear on it’s own, under your foundation or you can even use as a highlighter. I have one of these and I really like it. It smells great and it gives a nice subtle glow under foundation. I definitely recommend giving this a try if you haven’t.

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The next product we have is the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides. This is a rich moisturizer with a luxe texture that is supposed to leave you feeling super hydrated. I haven’t tried a Drunk Elephant moisturizer but sounds like it’s right up my alley and I’m excited to try it out.

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The second to last product we have is the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. I’ve used this liner, it was forever ago, but I really liked it. It has a precise tip so you have a lot of maneuverability, glides on smooth and once it dries it’s not going anywhere. Definitely an eyeliner I recommend.

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And the last product, this month’s bonus, is the Versace Bright Crystal perfume. I can’t even tell you how good this smells. It’s got the perfect mix of floral and fruity but it’s also got some freshness. If you haven’t smelled this and you get a chance, I recommend it. This is a great scent for spring and summer.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your March Play Box let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get.

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get next month :).

-K

Product Links:

Drybar Detox Clear Invisible Dry Shampoo: https://www.sephora.com/product/drybar-detox-clear-invisible-dry-shampoo-P443757

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Hydrating Primer: https://www.sephora.com/product/sea-quench-hydrating-primer-P432866

GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow: https://www.sephora.com/product/glowstarter-mega-illuminating-moisturizer-P408739

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides: https://www.sephora.com/product/drunk-elephant-lala-retro-whipped-moisturizer-with-ceramides-P446938

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner: https://www.sephora.com/product/stay-all-day-waterproof-liquid-eye-liner-P253818

Versace Bright Crystal: https://www.sephora.com/product/bright-crystal-P163103

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