First PlayBox :)

Helloo my lovelies, Yes I’m back and this time not with some random post but rather a beauty unboxing which are alwayss exciting hehe recently I haven’t been able to blog regularly, which to be honest is making me mad to some extent. Maybe because this was something I found to be relaxing plus it made me happy and nowadays I find myself more stressed out again which isn’t a good thing. Anyways, before you run away I’m going to stop rambling. So here goes, my very ‘first’ PlayBox  by Sephora. Let me just say I’m more than happy 🙂 that I got onto this subscription. Lot of you are already familiar with the play box so I’m going to skip the usual intro but I’ll leave the link in case you ‘aren’t’ familiar with it. Fair enough?

The Theme For October is:  THE COOL CUT ~ The next big things!

Things to watch and uncover, products that truly stand out from the crowd. Try these routine-changing skincare and hair innovations, a coveted liquid lipstick and other of the moment must-haves.

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The Products For This Month are:

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick (Full-Size $24)

It’s a matte liquid lipstick designed to last up to 8 hours,water resistance and a non-feathering formula.

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Sephora loves Smashbox because their products are tested under bright lights and long photoshoots since Smashbox is not just a beauty brand but also legendary photography studios of LA.

It has a special triangular shaped applicator for easy precise application, just dab off the excess product, outline with the tip and fill them in with the larger end.

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It feels great on the lips and it is very long lasting, I just made sure my lips had some lip balm before I applied the lipstick, so it doesn’t crack or over dry my lips.

The Estée Edit Flash Photo Gloss (Full-Size $20)

This is suppose to be innovative and high-shine gloss that has blue undertones that will make your teeth appear bright in selfies.

It is from Estee Lauder’s guest editor line of makeup and skincare. It’s clear so you can wear it alone or over your lipstick, it’s nice but was a bit sticky, I don’t wear lipglosses anymore and honestly if I was to buy this myself, I wouldn’t.

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Oh, and don’t worry no dyes are used in this, and it has a nice scent, contains iridescent cool blue pearl, which creates the illusion of whiter lips.

Erborian Bamboo Crème Frappée Skin Reviving Fresh Gel (Full-Size $43)

A deeply moisturizing gel cream with frost, whipped texture so sinks effortlessly into skin to revive and refresh. Sounds so good, I’m excited about this… but have yet to try it.

So this fuses innovative Korean skincare with luxurious French scents aww! It’s a combination that is unique to Erborian,  which is the joint venture of a Korean cosmetic scientist and a beauty expert from Europe wow!

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It’s great for a makeup base.

It uses Bamboo sap; rich in amino acids to hydrate and Bamboo fiber; proteins and lipids to maintain moisture

It just sounds so satisfying!

 Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist & Setting Spray (Full-Size $44)

This is a facial mist to freshen your skin, set makeup, and add moisture for a smooth skin.

You just spray it on whenever you feel you could use some, be it in the morning right after makeup, during makeup or middle of the day when our face starts to get dull.

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Sephora loves this brand Farmacy for their plant-powered formulas that combine fresh botanicals with the latest scientific advances. It’s based in the framing communities upstate New York, thought you might like to know 🙂

I’m loving this description but sorry to break it to you I have not tried this yet, not even once but as soon as I do I’ll let you in on it.

Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil (Full-Size $71)

A hair product… yass!  It is a sumptuous and full of antioxidants, this conditioning hair mask strengthens strands while enhancing color and shine. Oh la la… I think this is gonna be something (a treat) for my poor hair, definitely super excited about this, and you ‘know’ what it’s a nice size, not too small 🙂  

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Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris (Full-Size $92)

Now we have our bonus… the perfume sample that comes in each box. How great is that? I think it’s amazing ‘seriously’ that they throw in a perfume sample besides their 5 products, lovely! and also helpful in a way. 

So this month’s pick is one that’s inspired by a love for the sophistication and allure of Paris, the scent layers a fruity and floral notes over a musky base. Sounds like something you would prefer? Maybe you found your next favorite 🙂

Here’s the blend in case you’re wondering, it’s fruity-floral, and it’s top notes are Bergamot,pear,raspberry,strawberry. The middle notes are White datura, jasmine, citrus blossom. Base notes are musk, patchouli, ambroxan

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 And that my friends is the end of this unboxing and this blog, this was fun to do, hope you enjoy it and ‘if’ you don’t please do let me know what I can do differently in my unboxings to make them more appealing. On a real note, I’m super happy with this subscription; seems like it’ll be my monthly dose of excitement that I love love to share with you all. I know this one went up later than I wanted it to be up but hey it’s here now so enjoy!

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Five Easy Ways To Declutter Your Mind

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all having an amazing start to your week and things are flowing well for you, but most importantly I hope that you’re mind is at ease. If all of this is true for you, hands down for you and by all means go ahead skip this post, I won’t mind 🙂 I promise, I mean unless you still wanna scroll through these Five Easy Ways To Declutter Your Mind and hit that ‘like’ button that would of course make ‘my’ day 🙂 hehe Anyways let’s get on with today’s blog, before I go on, I just want to say this the reason I decided to put out this blog post ahead of the one I had originally planned is because I myself can relate so much to this topic right now, which just makes it more meaningful and that’s the case with everything. So here we go!

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1. Write It Down – Before anything you want to sit down and grab a notebook or even a piece of paper (it doesn’t have to be permanent, unless you want to keep a journal and do this on a daily basis, that’s great ) so start writing down everything that’s on your mind and number it. Now that you got everything out from your mind and onto the paper, let’s say it’s taken care of, just keep the paper in sight!

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2. Clean Up – This is something I personally do each time, I’ve been doing this ever since, I have this relation with cleaning that even if I want to get rid of it, I can’t. My surroundings ‘have’ to be clean, I can only take it up to certain point, the mess of course is just things all over the place, or to say out of place. Though this is ‘much’ work no doubt, especially when you have a lot on your hand, people simply don’t have the time to clean up and that’s true, we can always put off cleaning, in fact that’s exactly what we do- up to the point where we can no longer find the things we need. However, try an alternative and actually ‘clean up’ your space when you’re feeling stressed out or can’t concentrate on your to do’s. It will take up some time but I bet you’ll achieve much more in less the time you’re originally wasting trying to get good concentration. Everyone likes a tidy place even the ones who don’t care for cleaning it.

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3.  Go out – Okay! so you’ve cleaned up your whole place because you felt so pumped. Now what? well now’s here comes the best part… ready? It’s time to clean yourself now, no seriously, you just cleaned the whole house and you could probably use a good shower. So here’s the plan, pamper yourself a little before you jump in the shower by treating your face/body to a good scrub check out this all natural scrub which is quick and effective. A shower never fails to make me feel better, it quickly changes my whole mood and I’m a whole new person afterwards who’s not stressed at all 🙂 but to make it even better, I end up going out of the house and spending the evening with people who are sure to bring laughters and haven’t you heard that laughing is the best kind of exercise.

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4. Exercise – Speaking of exercises, laughing is not the only exercise you need to keep yourself happy and healthy. It can’t be extended enough, exercise is a must if you want to maintain a good overall health. Whenever, you feel like you can’t take it anymore, just distance yourself from everything and go for a workout, if not a full workout do some cardio. It will help you release the stress that’s built up and you’ll just feel more pumped afterwards, ready to take on the next task.

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5. Music – well, there’s really no order or specific time for this. Though, I think it’s best that it’s always best when I’m alone and I have to get stuff done that I have music in my background and that’s often music that’s upbeat and positive even because that’s how I get my energy “like yeah! I can do this, I’m great” that type of energy that makes you feel like you can do anything. Another time that music is helpful or I should say needed is when I clean up. Yass! What more can I say about music, it works everytime.

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With that today’s blog comes to an end… I hope you like it, It is something different from my usual ones so let me know what you think, should I add more these to my list, comment below. I’ll see you in my next one but before you go I want to know what you do to clear your mind.

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