Yes, Oh Yas! January 2019

Hey, ya’ll!

Lots of pretty things in my first Yes, Oh Yas! box of 2019! Let’s get right to it.

*Note: prices listed as photo captions are what I found on the respective product websites at the time of posting. Retail values below my descriptions are what was listed by Yes, Oh Yas! based on the information they received from the individual partner companies.

Longwear Matte Lipgloss in “Kiss Me”

from Beauty Creations Cosmetics

Photo of Long-Wear Matte Lipgloss in "Kiss Me" from Beauty Creations
$4.99; Beauty Creations

I knew I liked Beauty Creations’ eyeshadow formula, but it seems their matte liquid lipstick is a winner, too! (I don’t know why they call it a gloss, but I digress.) First of all, the color is super flattering. More importantly, though, it lasts all day! After eating beef chili for lunch, I only saw the tiiiiiniest bit of fading around the center of my mouth, but it wasn’t bad enough to warrant a touch-up. For the price point, I’d definitely recommend giving this a shot if matte liquid lippies are your jam.

Retail Value: $8 USD

10-Color OMG Eyeshadow Collection Palette

from Crown Pro

Photo of 10-Color OMG Eyeshadow Collection from Crown Brush
$9.99; Crown Pro

I was really torn about whether or not to keep this palette, but then I saw the richness of the colors and found it hard to resist. I’ve been receiving so many neutral and warm tone palettes lately that they’re getting a little boring. While those are useful for everyday looks, the jewel tones in this palette are difficult to turn down! I can’t wait to take them out for a test run on a weekend look. There’s a nice mix of matte and shimmers, and the pans are a pretty generous size. I did experience a little fallout with some of the more neutral shades. Sigh.

Retail Value: $10

Universe’s Star Highlighter in “Twilight”

from Inmo Beauty

Photo of Universe's Star Highlighter in "Twilight" from Inmo Beauty
$10; Inmo Beauty

While I’m generally a lover of highlighters, this one was too orange for my taste, and I’ve already got so many to get through. This one’s going into the giveaway bag! It’s a nice subtle finish–not glittery at all, just a little glow.

Retail Value: $10

Charcoal Pigment

from Appeal Cosmetics

Photo of Charcoal Pigment from Appeal Cosmetics
$21 for .08 oz.; Appeal Cosmetics

Loose pigment eyeshadows seem to be a popular beauty box item this month, since I got one in my ipsy bag, too. This charcoal is stunning, with just the right amount of shimmer to take your classic smoky eye to the next level by adding more dimension. Even though I tapped the excess of my brush before applying, I still ended up with some fallout on my cheekbones. I guess it’s not too surprising with a loose powder eyeshadow.

Retail Value: $21

Luxury Gold Glitter Nail Lacquer

from NCLA Beauty

$18 for the duo; NCLA Beauty

Just because New Year’s has passed doesn’t mean glitter season is over (is it ever, really?) Anyone who uses nail polish can always use a good gold glitter in their collection. You can use a single coat over your favorite color to make your nails pop, or you can use multiple coats alone to amp up the bling. (What you see in the picture above is one coat.) Only time will tell how the durability fares. This color is called “This is Hollywood,” but I think you can only get it as part of the Hollywood Glam duo (one silver, one gold.) It’s also currently on sale. 🙂

Retail Value: $21

Total Value: $70*

*If you go by the current website prices, the total comes out to $54.98. For $14.99 + shipping, you’re missing out if you’re not a subscriber!


Any beauty products you’re determined to try in 2019? Leave a comment to tell me about them! Maybe I’ll have to add some of them to my list. 🙂

Love,

Sarah xoxo


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Yes, Oh Yas! October 2018

Hey, y’all!

This month’s theme was “Resting Witch Face” (appropriate since I suffer from RBF), and I got 5 full-size bewitching products.

*Note: prices listed as photo captions are what I found on the respective product websites. Retail values listed below my descriptions are what was listed by Yes, Oh Yas!

Lipstick in “Tangerine”

from STIKS Cosmetiks

Photo of STIKS Lipstick in "Tangerine"
$18; STIKS Cosmetiks

I really dig the idea of this lipstick. It has a flip top so you can apply it one-handed, and the packaging looks cool and futuristic. It’s just not my kind of lipstick (I love longwear liquid). I swatched this beauty, and the color isn’t really my jam, either. It’s also weird that this color isn’t on the website. Maybe it was seasonal? Anyway, it does seem that the color is buildable, which is nice. It went on a little sheer at first, but then I was able to amp up the color with another coat. Bonus: you can also use STIKS on your cheeks and eyes. This lipstick will be going to a good home with my friend Danielle, who is the queen of lipstick. Her collection is legendary. 🙂

Retail Value: $20

Nail Lacquer in “I Been Drinkin'”

from NCLA Beauty

Photo of Nail Lacquer in "I Been Drinkin'" from NCLA Beauty
$16; NCLA

It’s always nice to get a new nail polish that isn’t similar to colors you already have. This lovely watermelon pink is a great addition to my collection. It’s a little bright for fall, but when you live in Florida and it still feels like summer, it’s easier to get away with. 🙂

I was really happy with how this lacquer applied. It was opaque enough that I only needed to do one coat. It’s also free of yucky things like Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, TPHP, and Xylene, AND it’s cruelty-free. The only thing left is to test out it’s staying power. Time will tell.

Retail Value: $18

Visionary Longwear Eyeshadow

from Mirabella Beauty

Photo of Visionary Longwear Eyeshadow in "Charmed" from Mirabella Beauty
$29; Mirabella Beauty

This eyeshadow may be longwear, but it also has a nice and light creamy texture. True to its name, it stayed in place all day long. I haven’t tried this out yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this shade also works as a gorgeous blush. Since it has a shimmer, it would probably take care of highlighting your cheekbones, too. BAM!

If you want to try it, I’d recommend you get on it now. At the time of writing this post, it’s on sale for $10! You have this and 2 other shades to choose from.

Retail Value: $30

Luxe Pro Smudger Brush

from Skone Cosmetics

Photo of Lux Pro Smudger Brush from Skone Cosmetics
$12; Skone Cosmetics

I’m a brush collector–I have more than I know what to do with. I’ve used other smudged brushes, but they’re so stiff that they end up feeling scratchy and irritating my skin. Thankfully that’s not the case with this one. It’s stiff enough to do its job, but it didn’t hurt my skin. It has a nice wooden handle and nylon bristles (cruelty free!)

Retail Value: $20

City Limits Eyeshadow Palette

from IBY Beauty

Photo of City Limits Palette from IBY Beauty
$20; IBY Beauty

Yes, Oh Yas! promised a palette every month, and they delivered. There’s a variety of shades and a mix of matte and shimmer. A couple of the darker shades are patchy, but I’m less likely to use them often, so whatever. Similar to the Desert Vibes Palette I got in July, there are 12 Rosehip Seed Oil-infused shades arranged from light to dark, and they apply and blend smoothly with no fallout. This product is also cruelty-free!

Retail Value: $20

Total Package Value: $116*

*If you go off of the website prices, it’s $76 (using the sale price of the Mirabella eyeshadow). For $14.99, no complaints here!


November’s palette will be a lip palette from Aesthetica–can’t wait to see what else!

What treats did you get in your beauty subscription(s) this month? Anything you recommend?

Love,

Sarah xoxo


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