The first thing I saw when I opened the box was the big newspaper. On one side of it, there was a bunch of little Valentine’s Day “cards.”
And the other side were the products and details!! (I’m not showing you to keep it a surprise as you keep scrolling! 😉 )
Underneath the “newspaper”, I found the bag of goodies! It says “Feel the Love” since it is February’s bag; I think it’s perfect for the month. The artwork is simple and cute and I love the pink ribbon. 🙂
What Was in My Bag?!:
Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara
“A deep-black formula with an hourglass-shaped wand that volumizes and separates lashes.” -via Sephora
My Review: I was suuuuper excited to receive this in my bag since I’ve read so many good reviews about it. I don’t have any Too-Faced products in my makeup bag, either– I always like receiving brands I don’t have a lot of. It really did its job on my lashes! It gave them length, volume, and thickness. The only problem is, is that it runs a little bit. I used my go-to mascara on my other eyelashes and I watched how this mascara failed in comparison. There were smudges underneath the eye I used this mascara on, they were easily wiped away with a finger though it would keep happening so there was no point.
Full-Size Retail Value: $21.00 Deluxe-Size Retail Value: $12.00
Sephora Collection – Ultra Shine Lip Gel in 04 Perfect Nude
“A light-reflecting lip gloss in a nude shade for standout lips that look plump and shiny.” -via Sephora
My Review: I love the color of this lip gel. It’s a nudey pink that isn’t too light for my skin tone and my lips do look shiny and plump. It’s perfect for an everyday wear– I’ve been wearing it everyday since I got it. It is definitely a bit sticky… I’ve never tried a gloss that wasn’t but, it’s not to the point where it feels like your lips are stuck together. It’s nice, I like it.
Full-Size Retail Value: $12.00
Make Up For Ever – Artist Rouge Lipstick in M500
“A high-pigment lipstick known for its legendary staying power in a striking deep wine shade for the ultimate impact.” -via Sephora
My Review: I was sad to see the tip of my lipstick was a little damaged when I opened it and I must have been rough with it while putting it away because when I took it out to use it, the whole stick was jammed into the lid! I had to carefully put it back where it belonged. Even though my stick was wobbly, I found it quite easy to apply and stay in the lines of my lips. It was very pigmented and the color was easily evened out with a few layers. It stayed on for a couple hours but faded around the edges after awhile.
Full-Size Retail Value: $22.00
Peter Thomas Roth – FirmX Peeling Gel
“An exfoliating gel powered by multiple fruit enzymes to reveal a glowy complexion.” -via Sephora
My Review: Is it really my face peeling away or the product drying up into bits? I couldn’t tell. I’ve only used this once but, I’ve never tried anything like it before. I tried to sniff it for a scent and it’s absolutely fragrance-free which is good for those with sensitive skin. It says to use it 3x a week so I can’t give a complete review. I do know that it didn’t irritate my skin in anyway so I will keep using it.
Full-Size Retail Value: $48.00 Travel-Size Retail Value: $9.00
First Aid Beauty – Ginger & Tumeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask
“A revitalizing jelly mask that’s packed with ginger and turmeric to comfort and brighten stressed-out skin.” -via Sephora
My Review: It says to put a thick layer on your face but I think I might have used too little? It dried onto my face immediately and it looked like I didn’t even have any product on my face– it even felt that way, too. I loved the scent of this; ginger and turmeric are a perfect match. This also tells me to use it 3x a week so I have to try it more than once to review it completely.
Full-Size Retail Value: $32.00
Philosophy – Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette
“An airy and feminine blend of soft floral blossoms with a hint of lingering light mask.” -via Sephora
My Review: I usually don’t like floral scents but this was really quite pleasant. It was sweet and flowery. I used a bit too much which was a mistake… surprisingly, it didn’t give me a headache though I did get sick of it after awhile. A little definitely goes a long way. Just dab a little on one wrist, rub it against your other wrist, and you will smell good all day and night. Even when you wake up… and all the way until you shower.
Full-Size Retail Value: $59.00