Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer 2016 Inspiration Board


Summer is officially upon us! And one thing I will say, is that I was expecting to see some more blue. Surprise, surprise! As I was trying to put together this inspiration board and putting together colors that I thought of when I hear Summer, I gravitated less and less from blues and more towards more warm colors.

So here it is! Inspired by bright coral reefs, shimmering ocean sands, and a sunkissed glow this is my Summer 2016 Inspiration Board:) This inspiration board is short, sweet and very warm. Nothing heavy but you can definitely feel the temperature rising with these colors! This is still very laid back with just a few essential Summer colors that will make you feel like you are truly ready to go and explore the Great Barrier Reef. 
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Powder in Opal
  • Nars Killing Me Softly Blush Palette
  • Essie Cute as a Button nail polish
  • MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque
  • Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Melted Nude
  • Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Get Paid
  • Urban Decay Duo eyeshadow in Half Baked and Twice Baked
  • Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face
What does your Summer Inspiration Board look like? What colors makes you think of Summer?
Thank you for stopping by! Hope you are ready for Summer!

Love,
Wicked Honey Bee

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sephora Favorites Summer Crush Sun-Proof Essentials

As the weather heats up and Summer is just around the corner, I have been doing my best to stay cool and out of the sun. So, don't forget to pick up your favorite sunscreen and lather up everyday! :) Today I wanted to go over Sephora Favorites Summer Crush Sun Proof Essentials kit.
 Wearing makeup in the summer can be a pain in the butt but with a kit like this, it doesn't have to be:)
This set can be found exclusive to Sephora for $40. It contains two full sized products and six deluxe sized products. This is limited edition.
Kat Von D Studded lipstick in Sexer
 Deluxe Size Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Sexer, is a bright, cool toned neon pink with a settled blue shift. The formula is slightly patchy but pigmentation can be built up. Cruelty-free.
Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment
 Deluxe sized Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment is a sheer cherry lip balm. I find that these can easily melt in the sun but are EXTREMELY moisturizing on the lips. Perfect for chapped lips.
Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
 Full sized Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. Really like the precision and control this has. A really nice black with a slight shiny finish. I personally prefer less of that "shiny-eyeliner-liquid-look". But it's okay. Reminds me a lot of Kat Von D's Liquid Eyeliner.
Blotterazzi by BeautyBlender
 Deluxe sized Blotterazi, comes with one sponge. Can be used to touch up in the day as skin gets oily or makeup needs a touch up.
Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
 Deluxe sized Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer. No complaints! Worked well all day without fading or creasing the shadows.
Lancome Grandiose Waterproof mascara
 Full Size Lancome Grandiose Waterproof mascara. Was really excited to try this and it does a really great job of separating lashes but falls short on the volumizing aspect. I really, really, liked the curve that the wand has. It makes it super easy to get the lower lashes. Despite it being a waterproof mascara, I did notice that it did not make my lashes fall out or become brittle which I really appreciate!
 Deluxe sized Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray is a setting spray applied once you are done applying all of our makeup and this helps keep your makeup in place for many hours. I'm kind of a fan of this and I'm kind of not. Although it makes your makeup last much longer it can also leave your skin feeling tight.

 Deluxe sized Tarte Tarteguards. Basically a sunscreen. Packaging is really cute but I doubt I would ever buy the full sized considering how expensive it is for being a sunscreen.
Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Sexer, Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Overall, this is a good Summer kit because it takes into account waterproof items, summer colors, moisture and long wear products that can survive through a hot day,

Looking back at this now, I'm not too sure why I personally purchased this lol. I think I bought this because this was a good deal. I mean the mascara itself is over a $30 value. It's not my normal self to be interested in a $30 mascara though. Don't get me wrong, this is a great set and if you are interested in any of these products, I definitely recommend that you get this. For me personally, I'm just okay with the products in this kit. I'm not super excited or super stoked about anything. This was more for me to try out some new stuff. That being said, this is a well rounded summer themed kit Sephora put together.
One thing that I love about Sephora Favorites in general is the packaging they come in. The box it comes in is so sturdy, that you can easily you use it to store other things like nail polishes, pencils, jewelry, etc.!

Keep in mind you are basically paying for the full sized mascara, getting the full sized Stila eyeliner for 50% off and getting all of the deluxe sized products for free. ;) Anyways, that's how I like to see it!

PROS:
-great value
-summer themed (waterproof, moisture, long lasting, etc.)
-reusable packaging/box)
-versatile/universally friendly products

CONS:
-limited edition

Thank you for stopping by and remember to treat each other with love, kindness and respect. Tolerance is key for a better world. Love each other but most importantly love yourself enough to be able to love others. Peace to all.

Love,
Wicked Honey Bee