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Ofra On Holiday Mini Set | IS IT WORTH IT?

Hello friends!

Today I wanted to share another holiday gift set with you all!  I recently watched Jen Luvs Reviews’ Ofra Holiday Collection Video, and was inspired to pick up their “On Holiday” set because of it.

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First of all, how cute is the packaging it comes in? I know that doesn’t make a difference on product quality, but it always provides a good first impression and overall is a nice touch.  Ofra has recently rebranded their products, so if the white, square look isn’t familiar, that’s why!

The On Holiday set comes with three products, all mini sized: a Rodeo Drive highlighter, and Americano and Tuscany in their liquid lipstick formula.

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5 Cult Classic Lipsticks I Haven’t Tried Yet!

Hello friends!

Black Friday and all of the other sales going on right now has inspired me to make this post, especially because I was very bad and just spent a lot of money on more makeup that I certainly don’t need (according to everyone else, at least).  That means I need to pretty strict in the coming months about using the products I own before going out and purchasing even more!

Still, today I wanted to share five different lipsticks that have been talked about in the beauty community for years that I haven’t owned or tried yet!

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Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas Mini Melted Liquid Lipstick Set (w/ swatches!)| IS IT WORTH IT?

Hello friends!

Today, I wanted to share a review of the insanely popular Too Faced liquid lip set for this year!  It’s sold out on the Sephora website, as well as the Too Faced website AND Ulta, but hopefully it’ll come back!

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Can we just take a moment to appreciate how stunning this packaging is??

The set comes with four different liquid lipsticks, three in varying nude shades and one in a classic red.  The unique selling point for these lip products is that they semll just like their name!  So Pumpkin Spice smells like pumpkin, Sugar Cookie smells like cookies, etc. Unfortunately, each color seems to have a different formula, so I’m going to detail those variations quickly as well as provide a summary of some points.

(In order left to right: Cinnamon Bear, Pumpkin Spice, Hot Buttered Rum, Sugar Cookie)

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Kopari Aluminum-Free Coconut Deodorant | IS IT WORTH IT?

Hello, friends!

I wanted to share an awesome new product I’ve been using lately that I received for free from Influenster.  It’s the Kopari Aluminum-Free Deodorant (if you couldn’t tell by the title!).

I’ve been testing this for about a month now, so I feel like I have a pretty good idea of how it works, and am excited to share my experience with you!

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The deodorant smells like a very soft coconut milk, which basically translates to a slightly sweet smell in the tube and like nothing when applied to your underarms.  If I ever do smell anything, it’s just a slight freshness, but not an overwhelming or strong smell like you’d find in traditional drugstore deodorants.

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June 2018 Ipsy Bag

Hi, friends!

I’m back and so excited to jump into the swing of things again!  The first thing I wanted to share with you all was my June Ipsy bag.

I’ve gotten a lot of subscription boxes in the past 3 years, but the only one I’ve stuck with is Ipsy.  While this is definitely personal preference based on what you want to get from your subscriptions, Ipsy delivered what I had wanted: lots of makeup, and fun/unique products.

The past few months my excitement for Ipsy has waned a little, as the products they’ve been sending haven’t been up to usual standards for me.  That doesn’t mean that I plan on getting rid of it, however!  I still love Ipsy and intend to continue receiving it.

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My 5 Favorite Summer Releases from Lilly Pulitzer

It’s hard to believe that summer is already almost here! Spring is my favorite season, and there just wasn’t enough of it for those of us in the Midwest.

While I’m disappointed in the lack of spring, I’m certainly not upset about the amazing new summer collection that Lilly Pulitzer just came out with!  I decided that in honor of loving all these bright new pieces, I would share my five favorites with you all!

Also, just as a side note, they came out with some new Fourth of July themed items as well, as they are so cute! Unfortunately this post only contains their original summer releases.

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