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La Fresh oil free face cleansing wipes

5 Nov

Alrighty so i know i talked a bit about these in my Ipsy October post but that was before i use them. Here is what i think.

I love the ingredients for sure, so many great things for your skin.

I LOVE the feeling you get after you use them. Your face feels so firm but soft and moisturized (because of the marshmallow probably) and it smells GREAT. You feel so awake and relaxed and just… Nice.

Then night came around and i saw that i had tiny little areas where i have broken out. Erg. Now, it was unpleasant, yes, but my face cleared up the next day and all was well. But i haven’t used it since and I’ve only used it once. Maybe ill try again in the future because i really loved these wipes but i guess they weren’t made for my skin. I might use them as a sort of mask, washing my face after to get rid of any lasting effects that caused any tiny breakouts.


Varsity VoxBox

29 Oct

Alllllrighty well i might be a tad late to the Varsity party but I’m here now and I’m ready to get things started.

In this Voxbox(Varsity themed) i received the following:

Tide Pods
Lip Gloss
Airheads Extremes
Nail strips
Facial cleanser samples and coupons

I have only one thing to say about the Tide pods. I don’t do laundry. My mom does. I use to do it before i got ill but now she does it and she loves the pods, how easy they are, but they are pretty expensive compared to regular detergent.

NYC Big bold Lipgloss was a surprise. I love NYC but i never wear lip gloss anymore. I used to, i mean i used to collect them and wear them like there was no tomorrow but something changed and now i just don’t wear them. Most are very sticky and or tooo glossy and if you have hair thats all the way down to you butt like mine, then you know the horrors of getting your hair stuck in gloss. Ew. The color i was sent was a nice pink toned gloss an although i didn’t like the texture because it was very goopy, it plumps nice and gives you that pleasant tingly feeling. But i was blessed with big plump lips so i don’t see myself using this product that much (if at all) in the future.

The Kiss Nail Dresses were AWESOME! I loooove this brand an i lovvvve the designs.

The Clearasil samples were pretty neat but i like the coupons for some of their other new products better and cant wait to try those out.

Last but not least, AIRHEAD EXTREMES. I love these. Some of my favorite candy right here. Always has been.

Well, until next time my loves,
Summer Josephine

PS. Happy almost halloween. What will you be this year? I have two ideas in mind and i can decide even though i don’t have much time left.


Ipsy October 2013

21 Oct

Hello Beauty


I signed up back in August for my birthday and was on the wait-list but i finally am a member now! I was sad i missed Septembers though because it looked like it had some pretty freakin awesome stuff but I’m happy none the less.

My bag contained :

A wet n wild Fergie collection eyeshadow palette in Desert Festival

A Sexy hair blow dry gel

A coastal scents medium shadow brush

LA Fresh face wipes

Zoya nail polish

Now, i love nail polish, addicted to it really, but the three colors they gave out this month weren’t anything too special in my opinion because i have so many like them already. I got the blue one and i must admit it looks much prettier on than in the bottle. So thats good.

I was disappointed that i got face wipes, i mean i can buy them when i go grocery shopping and they are all pretty much the same. But then i read that back of the package where it listed that it contained things like cucumber, aloe vera, vit e and c, and other good things for your face skin. They are not so much ‘makeup remover’ wipes as they are face refreshing wipes and i like that. Theres only ten in a pack though.

I have been wanting a coastal scents brush for Soo long now and this is probably my favorite out of the whole bag. It really does make a difference in how my eyeshadow looks when compared to my ELF brushes. And its so soft!

I wish i didn’t get the blow dry gel because ever since i started using my new shampoo and conditioner (hydra recharge) that Bzzagent sent me, i haven’t needed to blow dry my hair because it dries within 15 minutes now which is quite the feat since i have REALLY long and thick hair. Plus, i have a blood volume problem so whenever i do blow dry my hair, my arms go paralyzed after three minutes. Literally.

The eyeshadow palette is really cool because it has colors i will actually wear. There is a really nice coral color and some browns and tans. One color i even used as highlighter on my cheeks because its my skin color but with a really pretty sheen.

The theme this month was Art of Beauty and the bag was white with pink cursive writing.

All in all, it wasn’t too bad for my first Ipsy bag. But lets hope next month is even better.

Ta ta,
Summer Josephine

Jane Eyre Movie Review

10 Feb

Jane Eyre

The other day i was feeling quite the romantic and went on a Jane Austen movie binge. I watched Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Anna Kerinina (i know thats not the work of Austen, but it fit the romantic mood) in a row all before 10:00 am.

Jane Eyre really struck something in me. (continue reading if you dont mind spoilers) At first i was a bit confused, for it starts off with Jane after she learns her fiancés terrible secret (which i honestly dont think is terrible at all, but he should have told her he was keeping his insane wife in a secret room so she doesnt have to stay at a mental hostpital) and she falls at the door of a man whith two sisters. They ask her her story and then it flashes to her childhood.

They show her being hated by her aunt and cousin who send her away to a strict school. A bunch of charecter devoloping takes place and now we are to where she becomes a governess to a rich mans french kid. Theres a lot of sexual tension, they fall in love and its sort of beautiful the way she softens his heart. There are some scenes that make you think there could be some ghosts or something dark going on. (phantom noised and fires, ect)

So, she finds out his secret, on their wedding day, and runs away. This brings us to the start of the movie. But then she realises she wants to go back to her love and when she does she sees that his castle/mansion has burnt down.

She finds that he had been blinded trying to save his wifes life and they live happily ever after, or thats how the movie ends anyways.

I really enjoyed it, its very mysterious. And romantic. And sad. And then happy.

Sensationail Gel Polish

10 Feb

Sensationail Gel Polish

I have a bad habit. I always pick at my nails. So for as long as i can remember, my nails were non existent. I tried painting them to make them look pretty so i wouldn’t want to pick at them but it didn’t stop me. This Christmas my mother got me Sensationail Gel Polish in this really beautiful light pink color. I have been wanting to try out a gel polish for a while now because i thought it would stop me from picking my nails, seeing as how it dries to be hard as a rock.

It worked. And now i have long and beautiful nails. I am definitely happy with this product and would recommend it to anyone. It is a little pricey so i suggest asking for it for your birthday or special event if you don’t have the money to just go out and buy the kit. Yes, you have to buy the kit for it to work. Ill explain:

The kit includes one LED lamp/light, one nail cleanser, a packet of lint free wipes, one nail file and cuticle stick, one nail primer, one nail base and top coat, and one nail polish color.

The bottles of polish/primer etc only last for around 10 manicures so if you run out or want a new color then you can of course buy them separately from the LED lamp.

Each manicure lasts for about two weeks, I’ve tested it. It doesn’t chip and you can do anything with your hands from cooking, building, dipping your hands in boiling water (i dont suggest this) to sticking your fingers in snow and your nails stay looking freshly polished. Theres no drying time, so you dont have to wait to do anything after youve manicured.

The kit comes with instructions but here is a simple How To anyway:

File and buff your nails.

Using the cleanser and lint free wipes, clean your nails.

Apply nail primer and air dry.

Apply nail base and top coat, capping your nail and cure in LED light for 30 seconds.

Apply nail polish color, capping your nail and cure for 60 seconds.

Apply one more coat of color and cure for 60 seconds.

Apply nail base and top coat and cure for 30 seconds.

Wipe away moisture using lint free wipes and nail cleanser.

Enjoy those beautiful, healthy looking nails.