Allure Beauty Box: February 2018

My Allure beauty box for February has arrived! This month’s goodies include…

  • Skinfix Minty Mint Lip Repair Balm: I’m constantly buying and losing lip balm, so I guess another one wouldn’t hurt.
  • Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara: Will this mascara top the Grande mascara from last month? Stay tuned…
  • Youth to the People Age Prevention Moisture Cream: I’ve heard good things about hyaluronic acid, so I’m excited to try this.
  • Cle Essence Moonlighter Cushion: I’m glad I read the fine print, because at first, I assumed this was setting powder or something.
  • Juice Beauty Phtyo-Pigments Liquid Lip in Gwyneth: Of course she named it “Gwyneth.”



Play! by Sephora Beauty Box: February 2018

I had the pleasure of walking out to the mailbox barefoot in 75-degree weather to retrieve my February Play! by Sephora beauty box. 🙂 Let’s take a look inside…


From left to right in the picture below, I received:

  • First Aid Beauty Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask: I love a good mask! I’ve never used a jelly mask before, so this should be fun.
  • Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Peeling Gel: I’ve always wanted to try a chemical exfoliant. Hopefully it isn’t too harsh!
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: I already have a full-sized version of this mascara, but this tiny tube is just too cute! Maybe I’ll stash it at work or use it for traveling.
  • Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick in M500: This looks like a pretty wine color. I’ve never used MUFE before, so this will be a first.
  • Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel in 04 Perfect Nude: Not a big fan of tinted lip gloss, but I guess I’ll check it out.
  • Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette: Smells light and floral at first sniff. Doesn’t seem very complex, though. I have a feeling this fragrance won’t be joining my daily rotation.


Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Comment for a chance to win a $25 Sephora e-gift card!

Hey guys! As a “thank you” to all my loyal followers, I decided to do a Valentine’s Day giveaway. 🙂 Here are the rules:

  1. Follow “Femme for Femme” if you haven’t already. Only followers of the blog will be eligible to win.
  2. Comment on this post with a description of your Valentine’s Day “look.” A link to a picture would be even better!
  3. I’ll accept comments until tomorrow, February 15th, at 3 pm EST. Then I’ll pick a winner at random to receive a $25 Sephora e-gift card!


Sigma Beauty Haul: I finally got a full set of brushes!

I recently got a 30%-off discount code from Sigma Beauty, so I decided to spring for a full set of brushes! Let’s unbox these babies…


The packaging was very cute! I loved the hot pink interior of the box. Here’s what was inside…


In addition to the Basic Face Kit and Basic Eyes Kit, I also ordered a lip brush, and got a free lip gloss with my order.


The brushes all came individually wrapped. Here’s a closer look at the unwrapped brushes…


From left to right in the above photo, the brushes are:

  • F30, Large Powder Brush
  • F50, Duo Fibre Brush
  • F40, Large Angled Contour Brush
  • F60, Foundation Brush
  • F70, Concealer Brush
  • E60, Large Shader Brush
  • E40, Tapered Blending Brush
  • E55, Eye Shading Brush
  • E70, Medium Angled Shading Brush
  • E30, Pencil Brush
  • E65, Small Angle Brush
  • E05, Eye Liner Brush
  • L04, Detailed Lip Brush


Stay tuned for new looks made possible by my beautiful Sigma brushes!

NYFW Hot Take: Jeremy Scott

New York Fashion Week is upon us! Jeremy Scott was one of the first designers to debut his new line for AW18, and, as usual, it is a DOOZY. I’ve teamed up with Femme for Femme’s #1 fashion correspondent, Pippi Bandini, to give you our hot take on this collection!

Pippi: God, I hate Jeremy Scott. What, did he just get to watching “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century” on Disney Channel?

Pippi: My favorite thing about that show is watching the models trying to awkwardly walk in the huge puffy shoes and hoop skirts.

Armida: It’s like rave kids meet Care Bears meet the Jetsons meet Mia Wallace’s haircut from “Pulp Fiction.”

Pippi: Imagining the demographic of kids who can afford to and also want to wear some of that shit makes me violently ill.

Pippi: There are some pieces that I really like, though. The colorful dresses and coats that are like completely coated painting palettes.

Armida: Yeah, I’m not gonna lie, I would wear some of these clothes. I especially like the gauzy, flowy, rainbow-leopard-print outfits. It’s like a sexy version of a Lisa Frank binder.