May Ipsy VS Sephora Play

I finally have time to do one of these monthly! Lately I’ve been leaning more towards the Sephora Play monthly subscription VS the Ipsy. I feel Ipsy used to try a little harder and have been slipping for awhile. You also get one more product in PLAY! than you do in Ipsy. What do you guys think?? Below you’ll find each product linked and which ones I liked the best. Feel free to comment below if you tried any of these with your thoughts as well.

MAY 2017 – Play By Sephora

Christophe Robin – Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Scrub: Smells like heaven, it’s for your scalp! Rub this into you hair while showering. It’s made my hair SUPER soft and has helped with all the swimming I’ve been doing lately. It’s a little pricey but it’s worth it!

Sunday Riley – Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser: Honestly didn’t really do much for me. I personally think it’s a little over priced. I don’t care for the smell too much either.

TreStique – Highlight Stick: it’s does exactly what it’s supposed to do! Leave those cheek bones looking on fleek. Yes, I said fleek. I’d recommend this.

Replica Perfume – Beach Walk: so I’m officially hooked and I bought the full size right after spraying this on myself. Carl looked at me and goes “Ohhhhh” – Click. Bought. Paid for. Haha!

Nude Stix – Matte Lip Color: Personally not a huge matte fan but this got great reviews on Sephora.com

I rate May PLAY! By Sephora to be a 8/10 – only because I didn’t use the Nude Stix and I’m not a huge fan of the Clay Cleanser by Sunday Riley.

Below are the links to shop the products:

 

 

MAY 2017 Ipsy

Luxie Brush- Precision Foundation Brush: Hands down on of my favorite companies for brushes. They don’t shed & they keep their form. Worth every dollar! I love when Ipsy includes these.

Direct website to purchase: here

Benefit Cosmetics- “Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel”: It works great! Doesn’t make your brows too drastic, I just wish they wrote what shade I got on my sample size.

HEMPZ- Pomegranate Herbal Body Moisturizer: Smells amazing, I used to use this a lot when I was in college. It’s long lasting and great for dry skin.

TRESTIQUE MATTE COLOR & SHINY BALM LIP CRAYON: Personally not a fan of matte lips but their products are really great. I like how they usually do more than one thing. You could use for lips and cheeks!

K. Voss Macaroon Lip Balm: Smells beyond amazing and feels great on the lips. Only down fall is that I wish it was in a chapstick form, it’s messy for on the go.

Direct website for K.Voss: here

I rate the MAY Ipsy bag a 6/10. The functionality of these things just don’t work for me personally. 

 

xx, Tonya Michelle

 

 

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New Front Load Laundry by LG at Best Buy!

LG Front Load laundry benefits:

Cleaning and Convenience are at the top of my list and LG’s list when it comes to front load. Benefits?! Well, let’s discuss the benefits!!  The cleaning performance within front load is better than top load; front loaders will typically use less water and also consume less electricity, the washer also spins faster to help keep clothes drier to reduce overall drying time. Sounds like a win, win right? I’m always down to save some water and money on my electric bill.

Key Benefits Review:
· Best cleaning performance

· Gentleness on clothes so they last longer

· Most energy efficient to save on utility bills

· Highest spin speaks to dry clothes faster

Above is a closer view of the new SideKick compatible, I love how you can do an additional 2 loads of laundry with this feature. Getting the job done quicker! Who wouldn’t love that?!

If you purchase an LG Front Load Washer and SideKick you will save an additional $150!

Best Buy Blue Shirts are experts in the benefits surrounding LG Front Load laundry, so don’t hesitate to ask them any questions you might have when you’re in store.

If you’re in the market for a new washer and dryer I would highly recommend checking out the latest and greatest from LG. The technology they have been coming out with is mind blowing. Image our grandparents using these back in the day. I bet they would of had extra time on their hands!

If you need to research the SKUS to find out more information they are these:

LG PRODUCT/SKUs: to research and feature (pick 1 or 2 to highlight) : LG Front Load laundry, showcasing skus 5149407, 8733963, 9763409, 4289707

xx, Tonya Michelle

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. #ad #sponsored 

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Two Quick Summer Appetizers in Less Than 10 mins!

Summer is my favorite season! It’s all about fun in the sun, making new memories, maybe even traveling with friends and family. What else do I love about summer? All the fun cookouts and picnics!! I found two of my favorite quick treats to make and you don’t have to go anywhere near a stove.  Oh, did I mention they take less than 10 mins to make?! Woo hoo! You’re taste buds are about to party. Below you will find the recipes for Melon Caprese Skewers  & Shrimp and Corn Tostadas! Both of these appetizers were found in my June magazine of Women’s Health!

Melon Caprese Skewers

(Per serving 90 cal, 6g fat, 5g carbs, 4g sugar, 146 mh sodium, 0g fiber and 5g protein)

What you will need:

Mini Mozzarella

Fresh Basil (We got ours from the garden!)

Wooden Skewers

Proscuitto

Different types of Melon (I used only cantaloupe)

Fresh Ground Pepper

Make ‘Em:

On each skewer put the following: A mini mozzarella ball wrapped in a basil left,  a square of the prosciutto meat, a melon ball & repeat! When you are finished ground some fresh pepper on top!

Shrimp & Corn Tostadas

(Per serving: 42 cal, 3g fat, 4g carbs, 1g sugar, 46 mg sodium, 1g fiber, 2g protein)

What you will need:

1 Avocado

Torilla Chips

Shrimp

Corn

Cilantro

Lime Wedges

1 Chopped Chili

Make ‘Em:

Mash 1 avocado with juice of half a lime; spread on 12 round tortilla chips, and top each with 1 shrimp. Then sprinkle on your desired amount of corn, 1 seeded chopped chili, and 1/2 cup of cilantro leaves used  to finish! Now Serve! Try not to eat all of them before you share!

Thanks to Women’s Health magazine for these great ideas, there was another page full of more yummy and quick fun apps! I will be sharing some more next week. Stay tuned.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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