Laura Mercier Lipstick

Almost done reviewing my last Sephora haul! 

Anyway, this is another lipstick that was included in the nude lips thing I bought from Sephora. I’ve never tried another Laura Mercier product, so this was a decent first experience with the brand. 

(also, ignore my green face mask, didn’t plan on trying lipsticks until after 🙃).

Laura Mercier Lipstick
The color is Crème Smooth, since the picture is a little blurry. It’s more of a brown nude color. It is definitely a smooth lipstick, creamy formula and it went on easy. 

Laura Mercier
my lips look awkward in these

I think I would like this lipstick more if the color was matte and not shiny. I just don’t know how to wear brown lipsticks but maybe I’ll figure it out this fall? Hopefully anyway, I love nude colors! 


Tarte Lip Paint

nude lip box

Part of my most recent purchase from Sephora, I picked this sample box of different shades and brands of nude lip products. There were a total of five different products in the lip box. 

This post is focused on the Tarte lip paint.  I really like the shade of the lip paint. The texture is sort of different, but it isn’t something that would push me away from the product. It’s a very creamy formula, I think. 

Tarte Lip Paint
tarte lip paint

It lasts a very long time, even with eating and drinking. I was impressed. Overall, the color is my favorite. I’m not a huge fan of the creaminess of the lip paint, but that’s my personal preference. (there’s no name on the sample and I didn’t take a picture of the box…..Opps.😅)  *UPDATE: It’s called Namaste.” 😊

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and Rose Face Mask

If you’ve ever ordered from Sephora, you know you get 3 free samples with your purchase, which is where these came from. 

THANK GOSH I didn’t pay money for these! Given that everyone’s different and I’m sure some people love these products, and truthfully I’m sure I’d like different products from this brand, but I did not like these at all. 

First, the soy cleanser. It was clear and sort of runny. It did make my face really soft, but I didn’t like the smell. It also didn’t impress me with clearing my skin or anything, but I did only have a sample size so I didn’t use it very long either. 

Second, the rose face mask. I love face masks, so I was really excited to try this when I chose it from the samples. My biggest turn off from this was the color and texture. Look at it….


Rose face mask…

It was brown and had real rose petals which might be okay for some people, but to me it just made me feel like I was wiping mud all over my face. It didn’t smell great either. 😩 These were both total let downs for me, but as you can tell it was mainly aesthetic features for me. 

Drugstore find


Moisturizing Facial Wash and Foaming Cleanser

So I may have overdid it a little with my GlamGlow Cleanser….  Using it every morning and every night for over a week with no moisturizer may have dried my face out a little… That’s not a negative towards the GlamGlow because I still seriously love it, I just use it once a day and then one of these awesome CVS finds, for the other time. 
Now that you have the back story, I bough this at CVS. They were on sale, so my total was a little under $14 for both, so excited! I didn’t expect much from them, I just needed something to get rid of the dry spots around my mouth and nose. 

I use my cleansing pad with both of these products as well. The wash did ease my dry skin, but as for my pores, acne, and oily skin, I didn’t notice much. However I like the foaming cleanser much better than the wash! The foaming cleanser makes my skin feel so soft and clean afterwards, but unlike the GlamGlow cleanser, my skin doesn’t feel as tight. I was really impressed with this foaming cleanser, if you’re looking for a cleanser and you have sensitive skin, I’d recommend giving this a try! Like the facial wash, I don’t really notice a difference with my acne, but if you don’t have as much of an issue with acne, this would be a great cleanser!