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Review / Spongellé Beyond Cleansing Body Buffer and Pedi-Buffer

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Spongellé Beyond Cleansing Body Buffer and Pedi-Buffer

TGIF! Hope you all are having a wonderful day! Today's post is on products from a brand that is totally new to me! I'm talking about the Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffer and Pedi-Buffer. I was sent these by the brand to review. Let's start first with the packaging and then I'll break down each product. Just a note, I've been using these for about a week, so my thoughts are based purely on that. For final thoughts, I would suggest waiting for when they show up in an empties post.

So each sponge comes plastic wrapped inside the box to preserve the wash that's infused in them. Like any other sponge, they're hard when dry and become fluffier once wet. Each are their own scent and the brand puts out quite a few scents. So now we'll break down each sponge. I'll include the ingredients of the wash that each are infused with.

Spongellé Beyond Cleansing Body Buffer and Pedi-Buffer

Let's start first with the Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffer ($16). This sponge has an even consistency on both sides and the lavender scent is amazing. But of course, I love lavender. Such a relaxing scent in a hot shower.  I do think this is a bit more coarse than your usual sponge, but it certainly works wonderful and isn't too rough on the skin. Below are the ingredients (as listed on CosDNA):
Glycerin, Water, Sodium Stearate, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laurate, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Sodium Thiosulfate, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Citrus Junos Extract (Yuzu), Arnica Montana Extract (Arnica), Leontopodium Alpinum Extract (Edelweiss), Vetiveria Zizanioides Root Extract (Vetiver), Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate
And now on to the Spongellé Pedi-Buffer ($16). This sponge has one soft side and one coarse side. Which is great for any sort of pedi-buffer. The beach grass scent is also very pleasant and if you love more green or fresh scents, then this is up your alley. Below are the ingredients (as listed on CosDNA):
Glycerin, Water, Sodium Stearate, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laurate, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Sodium Thiosulfate, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Mentha Peperita Extract (Peppermint), Arnica Montana Extract (Arnica), Ascophykkum Nodosum Extract (Sea Kelp), Fucus Vesiculosus Extract (Bladderwrack), Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Butyl Phenyl Methyl Propional (REP2), Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Methyl Ionone Gamma, Alpha-Iso-Methylionone
Overall, these are a great idea. I think the body buffer is nice, but really only for travel. Especially if they came in smaller sizes. I can't imagine needing to buy a stock of these to use every two weeks. However the pedi-buffer is fantastic. I would 10/10 buy this on my own. In fact, I know I'll be getting ready to buy my backup!

If you're looking to buy any of these (or any of their other wonderful products), visit Spongellé's website or follow them on Instagram!. There's a variety of products available including the ones mentioned in this post.

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Butter London / Ladybird

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Butter London Ladybird

Finally a polish post! Ok, I mean there were some earlier, but I feel like there just aren't enough! NEED MOAR POLISH! Partially side tracked, but let's get to discussing this lovely red, shall we? Today's post is on Butter London Ladybird. This was sent to me with some other lovely products which you'll see next week (along with an associated makeup look on Instagram). This shade was exclusive to Fashion Week.

Ladybird is a vibrant tomato red crelly that is semi-opaque n two coats. Semi-opaque only as most jelly/crelly formulas don't get to full opacity in equal or less coats. You can't really tell in these photos due to how short my nails are, but I know if you had longer nails, you'd be able to. This polish wore well for a few days and didn't stain at all! We all know how notorious reds are for staining.

Butter London Ladybird

I personally think this is an amazing shade of red and looks great against all skin tones, especially those that are warmer.

As mentioned, this is an exclusive, so it may be hard to find this polish out and about. However, I did manage to locate it in a set at Nordstrom*.

What do you think of Ladybird? Is this your type of red? If not, tell me your favorite red! I'm not the hugest fan of red polishes, but if they're anything like this I may come around to them!

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Review / Pacifica Power of Love Palette

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Pacifica Power of Love Palette

Now I'm not one to review eyeshadows, but this pretty package was sent to me by Pacifica. And when something this beautiful comes your way, you open it and play with it! Personally I'm a single shadow kind of gal. If I'm wearing makeup, I need something super quick and easy. The whole mom-on-the-go thing, you know? So let's take a peek at the Target exclusive Pacifica Power of Love Palette.

Below is an open shot of the palette. The packaging is a more eco-friendly cardboard/paper and a bit flimsy. I don't know how well it would secure the shadows if it were to fall, but the palette itself wouldn't break at least. It is also rather thin, so this is pretty easy to travel with. Additionally, there is a magnetic closure so this will stay closed when you need it to. 

Pacifica Power of Love Palette

As you can also see, there are ten shades ranging from neutrals to more beachy shades. I guess that's what you call those blues. I'm not a blue eyeshadow wearer at all, so those shades are lost on me. Below are swatches with the names.

Pacifica Power of Love Palette

From left to right: Soul, Treasure, Devoted, Falling Star, Mysterious

Pacifica Power of Love Palette

From left to right: Luna, Crush, Shine On, Spirited, Bare

As you can see from the swatches Luna, Spirited. Falling Star and Mysterious are in definite need of some sort of primer to get any sort of color payoff. I tested a few of the shades with primer and they definitely work better. Also, some of the shades are creamy while others are more powdery and prone to fallout. Crush, Devoted, Soul and Treasure are my favorite shades from the palette. However, because of the lack of pigment in a half of the shades, I would say the palette is an overall bust. If I had the chance to buy the shades I like in singles, I totally would.

What do you think of this palette? What shades are your favorite? Would you purchase this palette? Let me know in the comments!

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If you're interested in picking up this palette, you can find it at Target* for $19.99.

July Julep Maven Bombshell Box / The Drenched Collection


Finally on to the July posts! Today we're breaking down the July Julep Maven Bombshell Box. This month's collection is the Drenched Collection and contains all sorts of beautiful jewel and pastel toned shades as well as some moisturizing products. I went ahead and kept the option of the Bombshell box and added on a polish with my points as well.

As you can see above, from left to right there's Lainey, Mara, Corinne and the Your Cuticles Look Thirsty cuticle creme. See cap swatches below.


In the swatches above, there's Corinne (a beige texture polish), Mara (a pinky lavender texture polish) and Lainey (a magenta w/ fuchsia shimmer).

The Your Cuticles Look Thirsty creme is below. It has a thicker consistency and feels nice on the skin. The scent is pretty non-existent, but there is a bit of a sweeter scent to it.


So what do you think about the July box? Any that you're looking forward to getting your hands on from the Drenched Collection? If you're looking to sign up for the Maven boxes, feel free to use my referral link*!

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Confetti / Dragonfly

Confetti Dragonfly

And yet again, a couple of days that were just too much of a scramble to really post anything. Otherwise, my weekend was productive! Watched EVO, went to IKEA and bought some new storage for my polish. I think once all are put away (need more drawers), I'll do a post on it. Also, I announced the Butter London giveaway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! If you won, send me an email!

Now let's get on to the polish post! Today's post is a glitter topper; Confetti Dragonfly to be exact. Its a blue glitter with holo string glitter mixed in. Application was pretty easy and I used a single coat for swatch above. However, see below for what it looks like with more coats.

Confetti Dragonfly

A pretty decent glitter topper, but I'm sure you could get this opaque if you feel like doing four coats.

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