Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Unboxing....Play! by Sephora August 2016 #TheEyeOpeners #Sephora

This is my third Play! by Sephora box that came last week. I'm still not completely sold on this box & am trying to decide whether to cancel it before they bill me next month. I've got a few more days to think about it. I really love the beauty products that I find in the Sephora store & this box just doesn't blow me away like I had anticipated that it would.

The theme for this box is The Eye Opener: "If looks could thrill! There's more than meets the eye with this month's selection of skincare and makeup. After a long summer, refresh and recharge your beauty routine with the mascara for standout lashes, an energizing moisturizer and striking looks that will put all eyes on you."

Attached to the front of the informational pamphlet is a Play! Pass that is good for 50 extra Beauty Insider points with an in-store purchase.

All of the products are packaged inside of this cute drawstring bag.

And these are the products that came in the bag:

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-544 (0.02 ounce)
Highly saturated, iridescent pink granite eyeshadow made with a 
unique gel-powder formula and ultrafine pigments for smooth color. 
Full Size $21
Made in Italy

Clean Reserve Blond Rose (0.05 ounce)
Classic yet edgy bouquet of rose, jasmine and peony above 
sandalwood base evokes feminine sophistication and allure.
Full Size $90
Made in USA

Caudalie Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm (0.16 ounce)
Innovative eye cream visibly lifts and smooths the eye area with 
breakthrough patented formula while reducing the look of dark circles and puffiness.
Full Size $62
Made in France

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (0.10 ounce)
Lengthening and volumizing mascara coats eyelashes 
with triple-black pigment and a buildable, creamy formula.
Full Size $22
Made in Italy

Lancome Energie de Vie Smoothing & Glowing Liquid Care Moisturizer (0.16 ounce)
Concentrated energizing liquid lotion visually relieves dullness, 
diminishes signs of fatigue, and promotes a healthy-looking glow.
Full Size $55
Made in France

Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in Flirting Game (0.017 ounce)
Creamy, easy-to-apply pencil with long-lasting, 12-hour waterproof 
formula in a shimmery taupe shade that was handpicked for you.
Full Size $10
Made in Germany

Play! by Sephora is a monthly subscription box that includes 5 deluxe samples plus a fragrance bonus all in a collectible bag for $10 with free shipping. Currently, Sephora boxes can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous United States. This is a great way to try new products. All of these products can be purchased at your local Sephora store or at

To subscribe to this subscription box, go to to enter your email address. You will be added to the wait-list & then receive an email invitation when a spot is ready.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Celebrating 100 Years of Service! #FindYourPark

On August 26, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100!

To help celebrate the achievements of the past 100 years, you can enjoy free admission to all 412 national parks during the National Parks Service Birthday Weekend from August 25th through 28th! So get out there & enjoy the natural, cultural & historical gems that our park system offers. 
To help you find ideas of where to go & what to see, just visit for free national park guides & travel ideas. 
#FindYourPark  #NPS100  #ShareTheWonder

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Unboxing....Target Beauty Box August 2016 #MakeTheGrade #TargetBeauty #TargetStyle

On the first of August, Target offered the Back to College Beauty Box.

The products in this Beauty Box came wrapped in bright pink tissue paper & the theme of the box is "make the GRADE". An information card is included that tells all about the products plus a coupon for $3 off of any beauty purchase of $15 or more at Target or These are the products that came in this box:

Juice Organics Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner (1 ounce $2)
Secret Clinical Strength Smooth Solid Deodorant in Light and Fresh scent (0.5 ounce $1.20)
Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects (1 set $1.85)
up & up Women's 5-Blade Razor (2-pack $4.15)
Olay Makeup Remover Wipes (7 towelettes $1.40)
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (0.5 ounce $5.15)
CoverGirl Katy Kat Eye Mascara (Full Size $6.99)
NYC Get It All Lip Color in PINKtastic (Full Size $2.99)
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The products in this box have a value of about $26 and I paid $7 with free shipping so this is a very good value.

Target Beauty Boxes are not a subscription box that you can sign up for so you have to be ready when they are offered because they are first come, first serve & they sell out pretty quickly. 

I try to get these boxes each time they are offered because they usually contain products that I already use or have wanted to try so I'll be watching & waiting for the next Target Beauty Box & I'll give you a heads up!