#Unboxing / May 2016 Julep Maven Box

May 2016 Julep Maven Box

Welcome back! Today we're going to talk about what I got in my June Julep Maven Box. Now I know its a light box, but I think this says something about how the selection process works on mobile. Before I get into that, let's talk about what is here.

You can see on the left I have a 10-pack box One-Step Polish Remover Pads and on the right is the Your Lip Addiction Tinted Lip Oil Treatment in Crave. Crave is a vibrant, but sheer orange tint. I love lips oils and really wanted to try this the minute I saw it. Below is a swatch on my hand.

May 2016 Julep Maven Box

While the swatch does show on my hand, it doesn't show up well on my lips. My lips are pigmented so really all I get is the glossy shine out of it. As far as the texture and moisturizing properties, I would say that it feels light and isn't sticky in the least. I will say though, that the rim of my lips tend to feel a tad greasy after a bit while wearing it. I think I'll have to see how a review of all of the shades later on, but so far I'm torn on this.

Now on to why there's only two items in this box. I happened to be on my phone for the selection process and I had quite the difficult time; I was only able to select the above two products. While the worth of the gloss alone covers the cost of the box, the process was definitely not mobile friendly and I couldn't tell if I was able to select more than these two.

With that said, I've got a coupon code that expires tomorrow, so make sure to use MAYCOLOR on your next Julep online order of $10 or more to get a free nail polish!

What do you think of the new Tinted Lip Oil Treatments? Have you tried any of them? If so, what are your thoughts?

#VintageVault / Revlon (Super Top Speed) Tidal Wave

Revlon (Super Top Speed) Tidal Wave

If there's one thing that hasn't been on the blog in quite some time, it's a #VintageVault. Today we have Revlon Tidal Wave, from the Super Top Speed line. As you can see, Tidal Wave is a teal frost that has an almost chrome like effect.

I used two coats for this swatch and would say that it dried relatively close to normal polish. Nothing super speedy about it. I did use the CND Weekly Top Coat on it, which you can see didn't play too nice with the tips, but it was only visible close up. Otherwise, this did well with modern products.

Revlon (Super Top Speed) Tidal Wave

I was honestly hoping for just a beautiful teal when I found this. I did get that, but the chrome-like look was unexpected. This definitely ranks high on my Favorite Teals list now.

Revlon Tidal Wave Ulta Dance Teal Dawn SinfulColors Gorgeous

I tried to find a close dupe in my collection and above was what I was able to find. From top to bottom there's Ulta Dance Teal Dawn (2 coats), Revlon Tidal Wave (2 coats) and SinfulColors Gorgeous (3 coats). Both of these polishes are relatively close, just either darker or lighter. However both of these don't have the chrome-like effect. Shimmery yes, chrome no.

What do you think? Would you try to scavenge to find this vintage polish or do you have a close enough dupe yourself? If you think you found a dupe, please share!

#SampleSunday / Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++

Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++

We've got a quick Sample Sunday here. Why so quick? Because this version is discontinued and the newer version of this product has not only a higher SPF level, but slightly different ingredients. The end result is still just as good, but for the sake of crossing this off, I'm adding this to the blog.

Now after that long bit, what is this anyways? This is the Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++. I will say already that even though this is on a past version of this product, my thoughts are the same. Knowing that, let's jump into the ingredients list!

Below are the ingredients: (as listed on CosDNA)
Active Ingredients: Homosalate 8.0%, Octisalate 4.0%, Avobenzone 3.0%, Octocrylene 2.0%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isododecane, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Lauryl Lactate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Allantoin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Behenic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Beta-Glucan, Caprylyl Glycol, Cassia Alata (Candle Bush) Leaf Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Isocetyl Behenate, Glucose, Glucose Oxidase, Glyceryl Stearate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Lactoperoxidase, Lauryl Alcohol, Lecithin , Maltodextrin, Myristyl Alcohol, Nylon-12, Palmitic Acid, Panthenol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Stearic Acid, Thermus Thermophilus Ferment, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange), Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood (Rosewood) Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Geraniol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA
As you can see, there's added fragrance and fragrant plant oils. Keep that in mind of any of that causes irritation for you. Some of these same ingredients are present in the current version of this product as well. However, some of these ingredients are what drew me to this product to begin with.

Also, if you prefer physical sunscreens over chemical sunscreens, skip this. There's pros and cons to both, but if you definitely prefer one over the other, make sure you look for that when checking out a sunscreen.

Another thing to note is that PA+++ is the second highest PA rating, with PA++++ being the highest. The current version of this is still PA+++, so that hasn't changed.

With all that said, what did I think of the product? I think this is best suited for those with normal, combo and oily skin. Those with dehydrated or dry skin will find this moisturizer/sunscreen isn't enough hydration. Partially, that's why I love it. No greasy feeling or anything. My thoughts are still the same for the current version. For those who personally know me and have ever asked for a sunscreen referral, this has been on my list, but I make sure to let them know who I think it is best for.

Sample Sunday Rating:

While I love this sunscreen, and the current version, for myself, I think there are a few irritants included that might not bode well for everyone. Additionally, this isn't suitable for all skin types as it may not provide enough hydration.

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow with the May posts!

#WeeklyRecap / 26-52

Not much to report here. I think this is the first week where Phil has been out of town and I've been pretty poor at making home cooked meals every night. In fact, I haven't. Ugh, I feel terrible about it, but really, it hasn't been the most convenient week to be making meals every week.

Other than that, there's not much to report. I think my son is going to enter his first video game tournament today. He really wants to, so I'll take him and he can decide when we get there.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you tomorrow for Sample Sunday!

This Week's Posts
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My Favorite Posts of the Week
How To Sew by Hand: 6 Helpful Stitches for Home Sewing Projects [Apartment Therapy] // So I have a sewing machine, but I feel like I'm just being a stubborn old person by doing as little possible to learn how to use it. Case in point, this article. I've done most of my sewing by hand and this little guide is awesome. Great for when you need to fix a cosplay on the fly.
How To Whiten Your Clothes Naturally [Bldg. 25] // Time to get your summer whites nice and bright this year.
DIY Eyeball Placemats & Hand Napkin Rings [The House That Lars Built] // Keeping this in the memory bank for when I want to have a party that I actually invite people to. And also decorate for. I guess that would be a wedding...
This Is How Nail Polishes Get Their Names [Byrdie] // In case you ever needed to know.
How To Get Out of Debt [goop] // While I may not always follow advice, I would say this is one where you should stick to it.

Photo of the Week
The home office in its cleanlier state. I'm not sure if when I start doing videos that I want this to be my background... We'll see.

#Empties / April 2016

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April 2016 Empties

TGIF! Finally on to the last of the April posts. Nothing much here but some empties, so hit the jump to find out more about them! We'll start off with masks, then on to skincare, hair care, body care and end on makeup.

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