Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer Review & Photos



This illuminizer was mentioned in my July favorites and I’m still obsessed with it.

Like seriously it’s one of my favorite highlighters ever.

Before I get into that though….

What is Enlightenment?:

Enlightenment is a gorgeous peachy champagne concentrated radiance liquid that gives you that glowing from within look.

My thoughts:

Like I mentioned before I’m obsessed with this product.



This illuminizer is very natural and it mimics the natural radiance of healthy skin.

It can be worn alone or mixed with your moisturizer, foundation, etc.

I like to use it on top of my cheekbones, on the bridge of my nose and on my cupids bow as a finishing touch, but I’ve also mixed it with my foundation before and it works great like that as well.

If you’re on the lookout for a new liquid highlighter then check this one out for sure.

You won’t be disappointed.

Enlightenment retails for $36.00 at is available at Sephora.

So tell me have you tried this product before?

What’s your favorite highlighting product?



What’s in my August 2015 IPSY Glam Bag

I wasn’t going to post my IPSY bag this month because to be honest I wasn’t very happy with it.

It’s not a bad bag it’s just that nothing really jumped out and excited me.

Having said that though I wanted to do it because it’s not exactly fair to only post bags I’m super excited about so here is what I received this month.


1. Absolute New York Waterproof Gel Lip Liner in True Red.

2. Aila Nail Polish in Mister Pookies.

3. Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Volumizer.

4. Lather Ultra Mild Face Wash Cleanser.

5. Noyah All Natural Lipstick in Desert Rose.

I’ll probably be passing all of these items on to a friend besides the Nail Polish.

The nail polish is a steel grey/purple shade that I actually love and will be wearing a lot this Fall.

So tell me what did you get in IPSY this month if you subscribe?



L’OCCITANE Neroli & Orchidee Shower Gel Review


I love bath & body products.

Give me Bath Bombs, Soaps or Shower Gels and I’m a happy girl.

Speaking of Shower Gels I picked up the L’OCCITANE Neroli & Orchidee Shower Gel recently and it’s amazing!

This shower gel gently cleanses the skin leaving it delicately fragranced with the scent of neroli & orchid.

It was a bit pricey at $14.40, but totally worth it for sure.

I also picked up two soaps including the Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Perfumed Soap which smells like Iris and Pivoine Flora Petal Soap which smells like Peonies.

They both smell so good!

This was my first time trying out L’OCCITANE products, but it won’t be my last.

I was very impressed with the quality of the products for sure.

So tell me are you a L’OCCITANE fan?

What else should I try from the line?



Friday Randomness

Hey there.

Today I wanted to step away from the reviews and just do a quick post where we can chat about some current beauty topics.

Like did you hear about the new Sephora Beauty Box called Play?

Play is joining the ranks of Birchbox, Ipsy and more subscription services with its very own sampling of goodies.

I signed up for the waiting list here so if you’re interested be sure to go sign up as well.

It’s only $10.00 a month and it looks amazing!


Next up is this beauty….

The Fall/Winter/Holiday makeup collections are starting to appear on Social Media and Ulta posted this image recently on Instagram of the Lorac Mega Pro 2 palette.

Lorac Mega Pro 2 will be available this Fall at Ulta.

It looks like a nice palette, but I’ll probably pass on it.

The shadows just look way to similar to other ones I already own.


The palette I am excited about though is the new Vice Palette from Urban Decay which is coming soon.

I’m a huge Urban Decay fan so I can’t wait to see this one in person.

And last but not least is the new Cover Girl Star Wars Collection which is coming in September.

You can see that collection here.

I’ll probably be passing on this one as well, but I know several friends who will be picking up every item hehe.

So tell me what do you think of the new Sephora Play! box?

What product/collection are you looking forward too?

Have a great weekend.



Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette Review, Photos and Swatches

I have a slight obsession with palettes (and makeup in general but that’s a whole other story hehe) so when I saw this palette recently I knew I had to have it.



Showstopper is a, limited edition compact that features six eyeshadows and three cheek products.


Aren’t the shadows gorgeous?


Park Avenue Princess Bronzer, Blush in Fame and Highlighter in Champagne Pink.

I’ve been using this palette for the last month or so and I have to say I really like it.

The only thing I wish they would have done is added a nice matte highlight shade for the eyes, but other than that it’s great.

Check it out if you travel a lot and want a nice compact palette or if you just love warm eyeshadow palettes in general.

Showstopper is $38.00 at Sephora.

Have you tried this palette before?

What’s your favorite palette at the moment?



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