Hey guys! I know it's been a minute since I've checked in, but I took a short break. Lately, the way the world is currently, I've had quite a bit of anxiety looking at anything online. So I turned off all notifications on my phone. I can tell you that without notifications, I rarely look at social media. I've also spent some time exploring new apps to make "Love and Mascara" a little more fun and jazzed up.
Currently, I'm using Grammarly to help me write, and so far it's been a real joy. So if you write a lot in your everyday life, to or for various projects, I recommend looking into it.
Let's get into the latest box from Allure, shall we?
To start, this came with a Ciate "Trend Edit Palette". It's a 9 pan, warm-toned palette, with 4 matte shades to blend with, and 5 shimmery-foiled shades. One of those shimmers being a gorgeous foiled pink-red shade. The packaging of it doesn't feel very secure, which might just be my palette but it's not something I'd feel comfortable traveling with.
They included a full-size Pixi Skintreats "Rose Oil Blend" facial oil. These oils are just lovely. I feel like people hesitate with Pixi skincare and trust me, you shouldn't. They have some real hidden gems.
There's a full-size liquid liner from "ByMe x MyBeautyBrand". It's a felt tip but it's quite long. I like it but I'm curious as to how long it will last because it feels a little dry. However, I appreciate a liquid liner anytime.
Also included is a travel size Cetaphil Deep Hydration Healthy Glow Daily Cream. This is a very affordable brand but it's not a brand that I use. The ingredients look decent for this but I've had several bad experiences in the past with other products from this brand. So, I tend to steer clear from it.
Next up is a travel size of Caudalie Vinosource "S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum". I really love Caudalie. I don't feel like this will last very long, due to the size. I'm happy to try it though.
There's also a small "deluxe sample" size of La Roche-Posay "Retinol B3 Serum". I love the brand. They're also quite affordable and readily available for nearly everyone. They also do some great treatment style products. This is very small, I will likely get through this in about a week. When it comes to "treatments" though, it usually takes a few weeks to see a difference in the skin. We'll see though. I love "retinol" products though, so I'm always excited to use them.
Lastly, they included MUDMASKY "Leave-Me-On Winter Mask". This is 40 ml which is 1.35 oz, so I don't know if this is "full size" or not. It's a pretty good size tube though. I've been using this under my makeup and sometimes at night as the last step in my routine and it's been lovely. I've had no "congestion" while using it. It has a heavy amount of Vitamin E to help heal and soothe the skin. It doesn't feel heavy at all. I really like this!
That's everything in the box. It was a very nice box. It had many full-size products whereas it normally has 1 or maybe 2. Let's remember this is a box that you now get every other month. Per usual, they sent this to me. All opinions are my own though.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday and New Year. I love you (and God loves you, as my Sunday school teacher used to say, lol). See you soon for some REVIEWS of new products!
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.